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LaGuardia Halts
Relief to China,
Excepts Food
UNRRA Workers Hit
Chinese Supply Waste
WASHINGTON, July 9--()-UN-
RRA Director General Fiorello H. La-
Guardia announced today he has
stopped the shipment of all relief
goods to China, except vital foods.
He said the action was taken be-
cause of China's inability to trans-
port goods inland to needy areas.
A Shanghai dispatch said that
more than 250 UNRRA employes
there messaged LeGuardia that val-
uable relief supplies were being wast-
ed, were deteriorating and were be-
ing stolen "while the starving con-
tinue to starve and the needy re-
main without."
(The message said it was the con-
sidered judgment of the signers that
the Chinese government was im-
properly handling UNRRA supplies
and services.)
Cheng Pao Nan, representative here
of the Chinese National Relief and
Rehabilitation Administraftion, said
LaGuardia's action means stoppage,
of the major portion of the entire
UNRRA program for China, amount-
ing to about $600,000,000.
Cheng, back from Shanghai only
two days, told a reporter "I am sur-
prised at LaGuardia's unilateral ac-
tion."
Cheng denied that there is a heavy
accumulation of UNRRA goods in
Shanghai or other Chinese ports.
Stuart Gets China Post
WASHINGTON, July- 9-- (AP) -
President Truman today nominated
J. Leighton Stuart of New York to
be Ambassador to China.
Stuart's nomination went to the
Senate along with that of Robert
Butler of Minnesota to be the first
United States Ambassador to Aus-
tralia. Other envoys to Australia
have had the rank of Minister..
Stuart succeeds to the vacancy
created by the resignation of Maj.
Gen. Patrick Hurley.
Grad Coffee Hour Today
The Graduate Student Council will
hold a Coffee Hour from 4 to 5:30
p.m. today in the Rackham Building.
A record concert will furnish the
entertainment and refreshments will
be served. Although primarily 'for
graduate students, the gathering is
open to all those interested.

Independence of Philippines Ends
Imperialistic Era, Slosson Says

Philippine independence marks
the end of the imperialistic era, Prof.
Preston W. Slosson said yesterday
in his weekly lecture series inter-
preting the news at the Rackham
Building.
The grant of independence to the
Philippines and the British efforts to
make a dominion of India which
will give the latter colony dominion
status are indications of this trend
away from imperialism, he said.
.He described the establishment of
Philippine independence as the
"biggest news of the week,"
The Philippines have a fairly good
prospect of success in spite of eco-

Linguist Will
Show. Skills

Pike Will 'Acquire'
Language in Hour
How the trained linguist can ac-
quire in an hour's time a basic know-
ledge of a language he has never
heard before will be shown by Prof.
Kenneth L. Pike in a public lecture
demonstration at 7:30 p.m.. today in
the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Prof. Pike, Director of the Sum-
mer Institute of Linguistics centered
in Mexico and professor of linguistics
at the University of Oklahoma, is
here as a member of the staff of the
Michigan Linguistic Institute, spon-
sor of. the lecture.
In his demonstration Prof. Pike
will attempt the beginning of a des-
criptive analysis of a language un-
known to him. On the platform he
will meet a speaker of this language
which he has never heard before and
he will use during the demonstration
only Mixteco, the language of an
Indian tribe of southwestern Mexico,
to preclude the possibility of his in-
formant's being able to understand
him.
At the end of a 40-minute period.
during which Prof. Pike will, with
words and gestures and without bene-
fit of a bi-lingual interpreter attempt
to communicate with his informant,
he will tell the audience what he has
learned concerning the sound system,
structure and vocabulary of the for-
eign language.
Hold Your Bonds

nomic blows resulting from the war
and Japanese occuption, he said. He
pointed out that although the people
of the islands are not wealthy, they
havevaluable natural resources to
exploit.
Commenting on other significant
events of the week, Prof. Slosson
said that the settlement of the con-
troversy over the Italo-Yugoslav
boundary is a mark of encourage-
ment although the four-power minis-
ters seem stalled on the issue of the
peace conference.
The Polish election was merely a
test of strength of the two parties in-
volved, he stated, and since the op-
posing conservative force is contest-
ing the 60% majority claimed by
the government it is as yet mpossible
to tell which party the people favor.
In the United states, Prof. Slos-
son declared, the success of Bilbo
and Rankin in Mississippi is un-
fortunate, as it gives a poor impres-
son of both the indiyidual state and
the nation to the .rest of the world.
Stassen's victorious candidatesfor
office in Minnesota, he said, places
Stassen In good light for the con-
tinuation of his presidental boom
when the Republcan primaries come
up in .198.
On the question of continuation of
the O.P.A., Prof. Slosson said that in
spite of the backing by many of de-
controlling industry, Gallup polls
and the like indicate that the people
would prefer controls.
Whether we will have a great in-
flation, he declared, is unknown and
quoting Stephan Leacock, the Ca-
nadian humorist, he said, "If you
lay a thousand economists end to
end you still won't reach any con-
clusion at all."
Quarterdeck Society
Elects New Officers
The Quarterdeck Society of Naval
architects and Marine engineers, re-
latively inactive during the war, now
plan to resume an active part in both
the academic and social life of the
campus, by giving lectures, miovies,
banquets, and at least one all-campus
dance, it was announced yesterday.
Stanley Stianson has been elected
commodore. Other new officers are
Albert H. Bell, vice-commodore; Jo-
seph ┬░Hyder, purser; Augusto Mala-
bet, steward; William W. Hamilton,
membership chairman; Robert De
Roo, program chairman; and Jonas
G. Kristinsson, publicity chairman.

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