County Rent Control Board
Asks for Three Members
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1948
The Washtenaw County Rent
Control Board is short three mem-
Nominations to fill the positions,
two as "tenant representatives"
and one as "public interest," must
be submitted to William C. Haines,
Detroit rent control director, ac-
cording to Wilson E. White, chair-
man of the local board, which was
recently expanded and reorgan-
White told The Daily that there
are no specific qualifications for
either job, except that the tenant
members must be familiar with
local rental.problems from experi-
ence living in the area. He indi-
cated that there are no restric-
tions !to bar the nomination of
either a University faculty mem-
ber or student to any of the three
"The vacancies are result from
the recent divorcing of the local
board from the Detroit area
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The French Club will meet to-
night at 8, 2nd floor Terrace
Room of the Michigan Union.
French songs, games, refresh-
ments. All students of French are
particularly invited as well as all
La p'tite causette meets today at
4:30 in the International Center.
There will be a meeting of the
Wallace Progressives tonight at
7:30 p.m. at the Michigan Union.
There will be reports from the
Progressive Party Convention and
plans for the rest of the semester
twill be made. All members are
urged to attend. ,
The Drama Group of the Michi-
gan Dames will meet Thursday
evening, July 29, at 8:00. It will
be our last opportunity for a get-
eogether this summer and will be
held at the home of Mrs. Charles
.Orwick, No. 66 V.E.H.P., South Di-
vision Street entrance.
International Center Tea,
Thurs., 4:30 to 6 p.m., for foreign
students, faculty and friends.
Hostesses will be Mrs. Marcus
Crapsey and Mrs. Homer Under-
University Community Center
Thurs., July 29, 8 p.m., Arts and
Crafts Workshop: Picnic and out-
door sketching. Meet at Com-
munity Center first.
board (Washtenaw, Wayne, Oak-
land and Macomb counties) which
increased the county group's size
from seven to nine members and
the absence of Rt. Rev. Richard S.
M. Emrich, who recently left for
Detroit," White stated.
White expected that final ap-
proval of nominations would be
made in Washington.
After the positions are filed, the
local board is expected to take ac-
tion on local rent control matters.
Nothing has been done by the
local board, which serves in an ad-
visory capacity, since rent control
hearings were held, November
Action on the hearings was im-
possible during the period of idle-
ness at the Detroit area offices
after January 1, in anticipation
of Congressional changes in rent
control organizations, according
"The changes came in the new
rent law which went into effect
April 1. Under it the Washtenaw
County board was made indepen-
dent and will submit recommen-
dations directly to Washington,"
Besides naming officers, the lo-
cal organizations may consider a
survey of housing and rent prob-
lems in the area under the provi-
sions of the 1948 Rent Law, White
He said that all recommenda-
tions to Federal Rent Control of-
ficials would in future be made on
the basis of surveys "possibly
augmented with rent hearings."
What said that the new autono-
mous group will consider local
problems "which are fundamen-
tally different than those of the
At present the members of the
board, besides Chairman White,
are: Burt Smith, Ann Arbor; Hen-
ry Conlin, Ann Arbor; C. Sears
Rogers, Ann Arbor, Alfred DeOtt,
Ypsilanti and Rev. Raymond Barr,
To Be Presented
A program featuring "Die Fled-
ermaus," a German film with Eng-
lish subtitles, and a Charlie Chap-
lin comedy will be shown to-
morrow and Saturday at 8:30 p.m.
in Hill Auditorium.
Added attraction is "A Burlesque
on Carmen," a 50-minute short
starring Charlie Chaplin.
The program is the fifth in the
Art Cinema League's summer
series. No other presentations are
scheduled for the semester.
Tickets may be purchased at
the auditorium box office, which
opens at 3 p.m. today. Admission
charge is 50 cents.
PRESIDENT FACES HOSTILE CONGRESS-President Truman (lower left) stands erect, hands
behind his back as he speaks to politically hostile Congress. In front are cabint members. Behind
them are members of the House. Most of them are Republicans. Note the President's two-tone black
and white shoes.
Librarians Need Open Minds
Vision and an open mind are
the most important assets of a, li-
brarian, Sarita Davis, librarian at
the University Elementary School,
said yesterday, before a group of
students and faculty members of
the education school.
Miss Davis said that you must
"first meet the individual where
his interests are; then supplement
his course of study." She went on
to explain that the librarian
should have vision to "acquire ma-
terials that challenge the unde-
veloped, the dormant potential in
each of the people it serves."
In a school library, the families
of the students must be considered
in the selection of new books, as
well as the teachers and school ad-
ministrators, she said.
Miss Davis said that the librar-
ian must select wisely from the
great number of books published
every year. Books must be select-
ed for their wide appeal, but that
does not mean that individual
tastes shouldbe neglected.
In her own case, she cited 933
new children's books that were
published in 1947, and from which
she had to select the volumes
best suited for the University Ele-
Miss Davis added that the books
and materials are available but
few communities provide the spe-
cialist and the money to bring
them to the children.
To Hold Talks
Possibility of passage of the
Mundt-Nixon Anti-Subversive Bill
in the extra session of Congress
will be considered at a meeting of
the' Washtenaw County Committee
for Democratic Rights, at 8 p.m.,
tomorrow, in the Masonic Temple
Library, according to committee
The group, which calls the bill
a "threat to civil liberties," will
also discuss the indictment of
Communist Party leaders under
the Smith Act, according to Prof.
Wilfred Kaplan and Prof. Emer-
itus John L. Brumm; co-chairmen
of the organization.
Donald Loria, Detroit attorney
will present the facts of the in-
dictments, Prof. Kaplan stated.
The meeting is open to the
Beef Steak Drops
CHICAGO, July 28-(I)-A 21
cents slash in the price of beef
steak-from $1.19 to 98 cents a
pound-was announced today by
the A & P food stores.- I
Price resistance on the part of
housewives was responsible for
the cut, officials of the food chain
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"The Wives of Henry VIII." Since
her last appearance at Hill Audi-
torium Miss Skinner has appeared
in several broadway productions,
the most recent of which was
"Lady Windermere's Fan."
On March 3, Eve Curie will re-
turn to the University for the sec-
ond time to speak on a subject
close to her and vital to the world
-"France-Struggle for Civiliza-
tion." Well known here and abroad
for her books, including "Madame
Curie," and "Journey Among War-
riors," Miss Curie has been active
on the French political scene since
the fall of France in 1940. Since
1944 she has been co-publisher of
The Paris Presse, the second larg-
est daily newspaper in France.
Herbert Agar will conclude the
1948-49 lecture series on March 10
with a discussion of "England To-
day." Winner of the 1934 Amer-
ican History Pulitzer Prize for his
book, "The People's Choice," Agar
is a former editor of the Louis-
ville Courier-Journal. Agar was
special assistant to American Am-
bassador to England W. Aver-
ill Harriman, and chief of the
United States Information Serv-
ices in London. In these positions
1he became well acquainted with
the plans, purposes and philos-
ophy of the present Labor Govern-
ment in England.
Mail orders for the 1948-49 Ora-
torical Association lecture series
are now being accepted at the
Association offices, Rm. 3211, An-
In Lima, Peru1
Former Dean Visits
Five Latin Countries
Former Dean of Students Jo-t
seph A. Bursley recently returned
from a two-and-one-half month
tour of South America where he
visited alumni clubs and estab-
lished a new one in Lima, Peru.
Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Ecua-
dor and Peru were the countries on
his itinerary. He attended the Ro-
tary International Convention in
Rio de Janeiro as well as a meet-
ing of the Michigan Alumni Club
of that city.
The South American alun-
clubs all greeted Dean Bursley's
visit with interest and enthusiasm.
They were vitally concerned with
the activities at the University.
When he came to Lima, Dean
Bursley found that there was no
regular organization but the in-
terest was high in forming one. At
a meeting of 25 former University
students, he organized another
Most Alumni meetings in South
America were attended by 15-25
niembers, according to Dean Burs-
ley. He delivered letters from
President Alexander G. Ruthven
to these groups.
"Among the most loyal Michi-
gan supporters are the natives who
were students here, and many of
them are planning to have their
sons and daughters come to
Michigan," the former dean who
retired in 1947 said.
Because of difficulty in obtain-
ing a visa, Dean Bursley aban-
doned plans to stop in Columbia.
Future plans for another inter-
national alumni club tour have
not materialized yet. Australia is
not on Dean Bursley's list "until it
has more alumni groups."
The Campus Casbah will open
its doors as usual at 9 p.m. Fri-
day and Saturday and then will
close them for the summer, not to
re-open again until the fall se-
Regular dances will be held this
weekend against the background
of Art Starr's music and the vo-
cals of Renee Peters. Stags and
couples are welcome as usual, ac-
cording to Pat Reed, chairman of
the League Council.
The dances on both nights will
end at midnight. The Casbah
coke bar and the sandwich bar of
the League Cafeteria will serve
for those wishing refreshments.
The League Garden will be
open for cool, between-the-num-
Bureaucracy Greatest Threat
To Great Britain --- Wheare
Prof. Kenneth Wheare, British
political scientist from Oxford
University, yesterday called bu-
reaucracy rather than Commu-
nism the greatest threat to Great
Britain's socialist government.
Prof. Wheare, speaking before
the final session of the Workshop
MACAO, July 28 - (/P) -Bun-
gling, trigger-happy Chinese pir-
ates were blamed today for the
July 16 crash of a huge flying
boat which cost 25 lives, including
those of seven Americans..
Police Commissioner Luis A. M.
Palletti told a press conference he
is "definitely sure" pirates among
the passengers tried to seize the
Cathay Pacific liner after it took
off for Hong Kong.
Palletti refused to go into de-
tail but the Macao Daily News
published a dramatic account of
piracy in the air and sudden
The News said its story came
from police sources, who had at
last obtained from the lone sur-
vivor the story of what took place
before the crash. Wong Yu, the
survivor, suffered broken legs.
Here is the news story, which
Palletti refused to confirm or
Four Chinese pirates, one a pilot
capable of taking over the con-
trols, boarded the plane as passen-
gers at this Portuguese colony.
They intended to kidnap the rich
Chinese passengers for ransom.
The plane took off and at only
500 feet one pirate went forward
and pressed a pistol at the back
of U. S. pilot Dale Cramer. He or-
dered Cramer to let the pirate
pilot take over.
In the passenger section the
other pirates produced pistols. A
European passenger grappled with
one of them. The pirate covering
Cramer turned to see what the
noise was about.
Cramer, seeing him off guard,
felled him with a heavy wrench. A
third pirate opened up when he
saw his comrade fall and excited-
ly fired at the only man who could
save everyone from disaster -
for School Board members, said
that the huge number of people
required to run a socialist govern-
ment may "simply result in an
excess of administration."
He said that the British people
"emphatically reject Commu-
nism" because they feel it means
dictatorships and dependence on
He explained that both Britain
and the United States have em-
phasized individual liberty, but
that the present Labor Govern-
ment and America differ in their
definition of equality.
"In America, rewards are
based on ability, but the Labor
Party holds that equality should
be based on need," he said.
on need," he said.
"It takes a lot of people to de-
cide what each individual needs
to see that these needs are satis-
fled. Britishers are leading in-
creasingly well-regulated lives--
regulated by government.
"But while Britain has accepted
a socialist government-in a free
election by the people--they re-
gard communism as involving a
dictatorship and dependence upon
Russia. The British people em-
phatically reject both," Prof.
.."When Americans ask me if
there is danger of Britain's going
communist, the answer is that
such a turn in British politics is
extremely unlikely," he added.
Prof. Wheare said that despite
the tendency toward bureaucracy,
Britain had kept and would cling
in the future to her right to choose
Prof. Marte lGoes
To N.Y. Meeting
Prof. E. R. Martin of the Elec-
trical Engineering Department is
among representatives from 27
colleges and universities attending
a five-week college professors'
conference on engineering and in-
dustrial practices at the General
Electric Co. in Schenectady, N.Y.
The conference, which convened
yesterday, is meeting at Union
The theme of the conference,
Cooperation Between Industry
and the Colleges, aims at provid-
ing educators with a better under-
standing of the training industry
requires of college graduates.
Art Cinema League presents
the first German Post-War Film in COLOR
based on the world-famous operetta by
by GEZA VON BOLVARY. director of "Two Hearts In Waltz Time"
FRI., SAT., JULY 30, 31
Admission 50c Phone
3-1=511, Ext. 479
Box Office Opens Thursday at 3 P.M.
5 ROOM UNFURNISHED apartment
and bath. $125 per month. Payable
annually in advance. Phone 6415.
Ferris, Broker. )67
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For an inexpensive way to live com-
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space lease included in the sales
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ANTIQUES, very old used books, cups
and saucers, GWTW lamp. 1117
Church, Ph. 2-2697. )70
HOUSE TRAILER: 28' x 46'. Lived in 3
mos. Cost $3,200, now $2,100. Space
available, see R. L. Welty, 1472 Spring-
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UNCLE ELIZABETH now in "I Re-
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WHIZZER Motor Bike. Used 3 months;
perfect running order. Wm. Lakey,
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8 CUBIC FOOT Kelvinator refrigerator.
Double bed, box springs, mattress.
Two burner hot plate, 6-way floor
lamp. Box 129, Mich. Daily. )84
BICYCLES, 1 man's & 1 girl's, each
with basket and lock. Phone 2-5643.
LOST AND FOUND
LOST: Billfold containing important
papers, State Theater, Sat. 24. Call
John Dougherty, Univ. Ext. 2198. )69
LOST: 3 keys in black leather contain-
er. Phone 8768. )83
WANTED-SEWING, dressmaking, re-
pairs and alterations. Miss Livingston,
315 S. Division St. )72
Is there a family near campus inter-
ested in giving a graduate student
her room and evening meals begin-
ning fall semester in return for baby-
sitting and dish-washing? Write box
HOUSEKEEPER-Elderly, would like
employment for 2 employed adults 'or
small family, live in: after August
1st. Call 2-7737 before 3 P.M. )71
WANTED TO RENT
FRATERNITY NEEDS accommodations
for eight men. Washtenaw section
preferred. Call Ed Sandell, 2-0249, 4-
7 p.m. )54
LAW STUDENT and wife need apart-
ment before September 1st. Write de-
tails, price: S. Fisher, 110 Linden Ave.,
Buffalo, New York. )75
FRATERNITY desires annex preferably.
Or several rooms for fall and follow-
ing semesters. Call Bob Reinheimer.
4315. 5-8 P.M. )73
SINGLE ROOM, half, double, or any
other rooming facilities for male
student desired for fall. Call 2-4591,
422 Cooley House. East Quad. )42
PERSONALIZED alterations - Prompt
service-custom clothes. Hildegarde
Shop, 109 E. Washington, Tel. 2-4669.
LAUNDRY-Washing and ironing done
in my home. Free pick-up and deliv-
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