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VOL. LVI, No. 19S

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1946

Congress Plans
For Early Recess

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 27-The 79th
Co ngress slapped "unfinished" labels
on many of President Truman's fa-
vorite legislative proposals today and
started heading homeward.
The House today picked next Fri-
day as the date for formal and final
adjournment but there was little ex-
pectation of anything more than
formalities and non - controversial
business after the week-end. Earlier
there had been talk of quitting as
early as Wednesday. The Senate has
yet to act on the resolution.
There had been some talk of quit-
ting on a recess basis, so that thej
House leaders could call the mem-
bers back.
Many members already have left,
and others arranged for departure
over the week-end, on the longest
vacation Congress has had since
1938 when the 75th Congress quit
on June 16.
Behind them lies a record of coop-
eration with two Presidents-Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Tru-
man---on the weighty problems of
war, and of fierce bickerings with
both on major domestic issues.
Before them lie the'November elec-
tions which Republicans insist will
give them control of the House of
Representatives for the first time
since Herbert Hoover was President.
The Democrats express an;opposite
view
Probably no. Congress saw or
helped make more history than the
79th. During its tenure the nation's
only four-term President died, the
shooting phase of the world's worst
war came to an end, and the nation
started on the long and thorny road
back to a peace-time basis.
Certainly few Congresses ever have
treated so coldly the legislative re-
quests of a chief executive. President
Truman got from Congress just about
half the things he requested in more
than a dozen messages to the law-
makers.
He had trouble even with his of-
ficial appointments, the Senate re-
fusing to confirm his nomination of
Edwin Pauley, California oil man, to
Gertrutde tein,
Famed Writer,
Dies In Paris
PARIS, July 27- (M )-Gertrude
Stein, 72, the beloved but puzzling
American writer who opened her
heart and her home to hundreds of
American soldiers during World War
II, died tonight in the American
Hospital at Neuilly, a Paris suburb.
There had been no earlier reports
that Miss Stein was ill and hospital
officials declined to state the nature
of her illness or how long she had
been confined to the hospital.
A native of Allegheny, Pa., Miss
Stein began writing while a student
at Radcliffe College and published
more than 20 books and other works
-most of them so abstruse as to
verbiage and sentence structure as
to leave even professional critics in
a quandary.
Such typical phrases as "A rose
is a rose is a rose" and "Pigeon on
the grass alas" gained Miss Stein
a world-wide-if headshaking-lit-
erary reputation.
Although Miss Stein lived in France
for more than 40 years, she loved
her native America and welcomed
American tourists to her home as
warmly as the hundreds of famous
figures of the arts whom she knew
as friends. She never married.
Miss Stein's death came only a
few days after the publication in the
United States of her latest book,
"Brewsie and Willie."
Radioactivity'

Shrouds Bikini
ABOARD USS MT. McKTNLEY,
Sunday, July 28--P)-Bikini Lagoon
was so dangerously radioactive today,
three full days after the atomic
bomb explosion, that no one was per-
mitted to make close-range inspec-
tion of the damaged target fleet.
Only fast-moving patrol boats
made quick dashes to the edges of
the invisible radiation "walls" that
hemmed in the targets.
To the list of apparently damaged
ships was added the battleship Neva-
da, which was seen to be listing.
This red-painted bullseye of the aer-

be Undersecretary of the Navy. The
appointment stirred up a row that
brought about the resignation of
'Harold Ickes as Secretary of the In-
terior.

SUMNER SLICHTER .. .
* * *
Noted Harvard
Economist Will.
Lecture Here
Sumner H. Slichter, Lamont Pro-
fessor of Harvard University and ver-
satile economist, will speak on "Eco-
nomic Changes Produced by Modern
Technology" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday
in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Best known for his many publica-
tionsandhadvisory and practical
work in the field of labor relations,
Prof. Slichter has been a leader in
the worker's education movement,
having arranged for various trade
unions' to send representatives to
Harvard for special study programs.
Many University students are fam-
iliar with his writings, especially his
text on economic principles and his
research work "Union Policies' and
Industrial Management," which deals
with union-management cooperation
for improvements in production.
Prof. Slichter has often spoken
here, the most recent occasion being
the alumni conference of the School
of Business Administration last May.
He is a past president of the Ameri-
can Economic Association and has
been active on many private and
public commissions.
'U' May Set Up
unior Colleges
Through State
If the University of Michigan de-
cides to expand by establishing a
network of junior colleges through-
out the state, there will be no con-
flict with the interests of the state
department of public instruction, ac-
cording to Dr. Eugene B. Elliott, sup-
erintendent.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
revealed recently that the Univer-
sity is "studying" the prospects of
forming junior colleges in "strategi-
cally-located" cities throughout the
state-thus providing University of
Michigan undergraduate work to stu-
dents in their home communities.
"I haven't talked to Dr. Ruthven
about the University's plans for mov-
ing out into the communities, but
I'm sure that our department will
not be concerned," Dr. Elliott said.
He explained that junior colleges
are maintained by local . boards of
education and that negotiations will
probably be conducted directly be-
tween the University and the local
groups.
Details of administration of the
various subsidiary schools have not
yet been worked out by University
authorities. One of the principal
drawbacks will be developing existing
junior college units to a satisfactory
academic level for full accreditation
at the University.

Parking Meter
Santa Chided
Philetus Spear, 21, a University
of IMihigan gentleman and schol-
ar, of 1212 Willard Street, lea:ned
yesterday that local police do not
condone "good Samaritanism"-
particularly after they have gone
to the trouble of issuing an over-
time parking ticket. But he did
help to clear up a point of law.
Officer William Marz, walking
beat on State Street, ticketed a
shiny, cream - colored roadster
parked before an "expired" meter.
A few minutes later he looked
back and saw Spear insert a penny
into the meter. He thereupon
hailed the University student and
began to reproach him.
"But, officer," said Spear, "I
didn't see the ticket and anyway it
isn't my car and I only thought
I'd do a good turn for the poor
guy who owns it."
Marz promptly dashed salt on
this reply and before Spear could
shake off the skepticism, he was
in police headquarters explaining
again to Sgt. Al Toney.
"Friend," said the balding desk
boss, "you ought to be more care-
ful with your money. I like to see
people do nice things, but if the
owner of that car came back, saw
time remaining on the meter and
a ticket in-the windshield wiper,
the police department would be
in an inextricable predicament."
Spear agreed that perhaps he
was a little hasty and was re-
leased.
Toney then consulted City At-
torney William Laird who opined
that there was nothing the law
could do in such a case and that if
Spear wanted to play Santa Claus,
he could place nickels and pennies
in any or every meter in Ann Ar-
bor whenever he got the urge.
Truman Picks
OPA Decontrol
Jury Members
WASHINGTON, July 27- W)-
President Truman today named the
men of "judgment and fairness" who
will form the decontrol board set up
'under the new price control act:
Roy L. Thompson is chairman. He
is a Southern banker and economics
professor and has been president of
the Federal Land Bank of New Or-
leans since 1938.
Industrialist
George H. Mead is a Middle West-
ern industrialist, organizer and board
chairman of the Mead Pulp & Pa-
per Co. of Dayton, O. He was chair-
man of the Industrial Advisory Board
under the NRA and later an industry
member of the War Labor Board and
member of the advisory board of the
Office of War Mobilization.
Daniel W. Bell is a veteran treasury
department official, he finally be-
came acting director of the budget
and treasury undersecretary, resign-
ing to take a position with a Wash-
ington Bank.
These men, subject to Senate con-
firmation, will have the final say on
what items shall or shall not be under
price ceilings.
Determine Exemptions
The decontrol board is charged
with determining whether meat,
dairy products and other items con-
ditionally exempt from ceilings shall
continue free of controls after Aug.
20.
Mr. Truman, in his message to
Congress after signing the bill Thurs-
day, had promised that the board
members would be "men in whose
judgment and fairness the Congress
and the country will have complete

confidence."
Clear View for Industry
The OPA meanwhile gave indus-
try and consumers their first clear
view of sweeping exemptions which
removed about half of all foods pro-
ducts from price control under the
OPA revival act.
Ceilings are knocked out, Price Ad-
ministrator Paul Porter revealed, on
all items containing 20 per cent or
more by volume of meat, poultry and
eggs, dairy products, or cotton seed
and soy bean derivatives. The law
bars ceilings on anything made in
substantial part" from these farm
products and OPA decided 20 per
cent is "substantial."

C

Warren Called"
In 'War Profits
Case Inquiry
Ferguson Discloses
Detroit Firm Involved
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 27 - Senate
war profits investigators turned
their scrutiny today on a reported
sale of Washington influence on war
contracts to a firm that did not get
the help it paid for.
Another focus of Mead Comiittee
interest was a story that superior
officers had instructions to shield
the son of a munitions manufacturer
from harm during his war service.
Members disclosed that these re-
ports had been turned over to the
staff of the war 'nvestigating com-
mittee with instructions to determ-
ine the truth or falsity of both re-
ports.
At the same time Chairman Mead
(Dem.-N.Y.) announced that Lind-
say C. Warren, the comptroller gen-
eral, has been summoned to a pub-
lic hearing Monday to explore the
possibilities of checking on improper
war profits through facilities of the
General Accounting Office.
Senator Ferguson (Rep.-Mich.) dis-
closed that a Detroit concern had
been mentioned in the: reported
transaction with a Washington pur-
veyor of "influence."
"If there's anybody in my state
that was in on these deals," he said
in an interview, "I want it exposed
just the same as anybody else, and
it doesn't make any difference what
his politics were or are."
From another member of the
committee, who declined to be
quoted by name, it was learned
that the committee hadreceived a
report that an individual had of-
fered to obtain a war contract for
a fee and had then reneged on his
part of the transaction after get-
ting -the :Honey.
This member said that the contract
was reported as not involving the
companies in the Garsson munitions
combine currently under investiga-
tion by the committee, but he added
that some of the same individuals
mentioned in that investigation were
concerned in the "entirely new" re-
port.
Committee members said the re-
port did not say whose "influence"
the Washington man had purported
to use in obtaining contracts, but
declared that this was one of the
things they would seek to bring out
in the investigation.
Chinese Peace
Proposal Meets
Flat Rejection
NANKING, July 27-1)-A new
Communist - proposed unconditional
truce for China, which apparently
carried the blessing of U.S. Ambas-
sador J. Leighton Stuart, faced flat
rejection today by the National Gov-
ernment.
The government will reject un-
conditional cessation of hostilities
unless an agreement for reorganiz-
ing China's armies and restoring
railroad communications is effected
at the same time, Minister of In-
formati6n Peng Hsueh-Pei told a
press conference in Shanghai.
The spokesman's statement came
shortly after Ambasador Stuart had
declared, it "useless to discuss per-
manent unification of China and
other political questions until we are
able to end the fighting."
Stuart was hopeful of cracking
the deadlock after conferring last

night with the chief Communist ne-
gotiator, General Chou-En-Lai, he
said results would depend on the re-
action he received from Chiang. k

Di plomats Assemble for World
Peace Conference Tomorrow;
Senate Will1 Probe 'Influence Sale'

STUDENTS MAKE MODERN MUSIC:
Prof. Revelli To Conduct Sunumer Session Band at Tuesday Concert

Prof. William D. Revelli will con-
duct the University Summer Session

of the Julliard School of Music and
prominent composer. "Tronical" by

Clarke's "Stars in a Velvety Sky."
Snan. who was a cantain in the

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