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Piggy Bank Took Beating
Last Year, Survey Says

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sec-
ond in a series of three interpreta-
tive articles on the 1948 Survey of
Consumer Finances).
Consumers made money but
spent more, in 1947, reducing
their savings and liquid assets, ac-
cording to Part One of the 1948
Survey of Consumer Finances be-

Gamma Delta, Lutheran


dent Club, will hold its weekly
supper meeting Sunday at 5:30
p.m. at the Lutheran Student Cen-

Paul Friedrich,
Hills, will speak

of Bloomfield
on "Lutheran

* *.*
The Congregational - Disciples
Guild will have a moonlight wat-
ermelon hike today, leaving the
Guild House at 8:30 p.m. to hike
to "the top of the world."
* * *
Dr. Edmund M. Wylie will
preach Sunday at the First Pres-
byterian Church, on "Faith of Our
The Guild will meet at 5 p.m.
Sunday to discuss "What is
* * *
Bethlehem Evangelical and Re-
formed Church will hear the Rev.
Theo Schmale preach on "Great-
ness as Jesus Saw It" at the Sun-
day morning service, 10:45 a.m.
* * *
The Roger Williams Guild will
have its Sunday supper 6 to 8 p.m.
Carol McCrady, Jim George,
Calvin Peterson and Paul Gris-
wold will discuss the "Students in
Industry" project.
Bennet Meyers
Jailed Major General
Out of Armed Forces
WASHINGTON, - July 16-(P)-
Bennet E. Meyers, once an Air
Force Major General and now a
convict in disgrace, was dismissed
today from the Armed Forces.
President Truman issued the
order under a section of the Ar-
ticles of War which permits the
President to dismiss any officer
who has been in prison or peni-
tentiary confinement for three
months following conviction.
The ex-general went to jail, in
the District of Columbia, four
months ago yesterday.
Meyers was convicted last March
by a Federal Jury of inducing a
former business associate to lie
under oath to a Senate Commit-

ing made for the Federal Reserve
Board by the Survey Research
Center of the University.
Consumer financial status is
still strong, but it showed the first
signs of weakening last year, said
the report.
Durable Goods Sold
The first part of the survey,
dealing mainly with expenditures
for durable goods, showed heavy
spending for such items in 1947.
Begun early in January and con-
tinued through the first week in
March, the sampling included in-
terviews made both before and af-
ter the commodity price break
that occurred during the first
week in February. The break ap-
pears to have had "little influ-
ence on consumer's optimism," ac-
cording to the report.
However, in 1947, for the first
time since the end of the war,
there was some decline in the
number of spending units holding
liquid assets like savings or check-
ing accounts or government bonds.
A spending unit was defined as
"all related persons living in the
same dwelling who pooled their
incomes for their major items of
Spending Freely
Heavy dissaving (expenditures
in excess of income) was noted
during the past year, reflecting
the willingness of consumers to
spend freely. Many people were
willing to reduce their savings or
to borrow in order to purchase
such things as furniture, refriger-
ators, radios, washing machines
and ranges.
Out of a little over 48 million
spending units, about nine million
used installment credit to buy such
large appliances and automobiles
-nearly twice the number of
credit buyers in 1946.
Vets Buy Cars
Units that included veterans
were heavy purchasers of durable
items. For instance, one out of
four units that included veterans
bought automobiles during the
year, compared with one out of
eight among non-veteran units.
On the distribution of income,
the report showed a general in-
crease in consumer income over
previous years. As this is the third
annual survey by the Center, com-
parisons were made which show a
general shift to the higher brack-
ets. The number of units with
incomes over $4,000 increased in
1947, while those below $3,000 de-
creased from the 1946 total.
Legion Stumped
-The Broad Ripple American Le-
gion Post didn't figure with the
generosity of the War Department
when it asked for a souvenior to
decorate the lawn.
The legionnaires were hoping
for some small weapon. But they
got a 15-ton M-5 tank.
And now they have to figure out
how to get it from the freight
yards to their post without ruin-
ing city streets.

Adult Course
Need Is Cited
By Moehlman
The static condition of educa-
tion can be improved only with the
adoption of adult education pro-
grams, according to Prof. Arthur
B. Moehlman, of the education
Adult education can help cre-
ate flexible personalities and pro-
mote constructive harmonious
living in which individuals and
groups may learn about and gain
competency in the democratic
processes, Prof. Moehlman said at
the Summer Education Confer-
ence Thursday.
He defined adult education as
an 'active and democratic center
where both youths and adults may
learn about the community's cul-
tural life.
Must Answer Too
"It must provide for the physi-
cal, emotional, mental, ethical.
and social growth of its commu-
nity and be able to answer their
individual and social problems,"
he stated.
Prof. Moehlman called the pres-
ent programs "too narrow and too
interested in the technical and ab-
stract features of learning."
He defined education as propa-
ganda that will get people to live
in an established cultural pattern.
Broad Interpretation
"Community schools must be
the cornerstone of democratic liv-
ing, but unless they adopt a broad
interpretation of social education,
they will fail to develop."
Anerican schools must "stop
fearing" and "start acting" to live
democratically with a program of
education for every member of the
community, Prof. Moehlman com-
Gibson Named
Alumni President
The American Alumni Council
elected William S. Gibson, alumni
secretary of the University of
Minnesota to its presidency for a
one year term yesterday replacing
Kenney C. Ford, Kansas State
College alumni secretary.
The council ended a four-day
session yesterday.
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Daily Reporter Views Finale
Of Politicking at Convention

(.Daily Correspondent)
nation's Democratic leaders start-
ed leaving this city in droves yes-
terday morning, and today there
is little left to remind the GOP
stronghold of the invasion.
The big ovation for A. F. Whit-
ney, head of the Railroad Broth-
erhoods, on the last day of the
convention, was not entirely spon-
It seems that the Ohio delega-
tion, which was making a good
share of the noise, was carefully
instructed in a caucus the night
before to do just that. They want
to keep Whitney back in the fold.
And for him, the band played,
"I've been Working on the Rail-
* * *
Newspaper predictions that it
would be Barkley in a walk for the
second-place nomination didn't
scare off one loyal delegate who
paraded around Convention Hall
with an O'Mahoney sign up to the
last minute. This despite O'Ma-
honey's public withdrawal as a
* * *
There was dissention in the
Massaschusetts delegatiom. Ac-
cording to several Bay Staters,
their chairman "didn't know
what was going on and how are
we supposed to know?"
As a matter of fact, it was
easily apparent to us that a
great majority of the delegates
had little "political sense."
With few exceptions, the news-
papermen knew more about
what was happening than the
* *.*
Some Democrats here are afraid
their party won't put up much of
a fight but they are cheerful.
As one pointed out, "the poor will
always be for us."

Actually, however, Truman's
acceptance speech was perfect un-
der the circumstances and left
loyal party followers with the
feeling that they really did have a
chance to win, after all.
* * *
Someone insited on blowing a
traffic whistle in Michigan cau-
Wehave been wondering what
the little tags reading "SMILE"
mean. They seem to be a favorite
with some of the delegations.
Finally we got an explanation
from a University of Pennsylvania
coed. It seems that clouds of the
little "SMILE" tags are generally
released from the grandstands
whenever the Penn football team
is a couple of touchdowns behind.
Apparently the Democrats want
underdog odds.
Dean Tan Cites
Electric Plan
Philippines May Get
Four Hydro Plants
The Philippine Republic needs
cheap electric power to industrial-
ize the islands, Vidal A. Tan,
Dean of the College of Engineer-
ing, University of the Philippines,
said yesterday.
In his lecture, Dean Tan ex-
plained that the republic is seek-
ing a $88,500,000 loan from the
Export-Import Bank to finance
construction of four hydro-elec-
tric projects.
As the "heart of the republic's
industrialization plan," the proj-
ects, three on Luxon and one on
Mindinao, will develop 15 per cent
of the available water power with-
in five years, according to Dean


THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES MADE-Above is the revolutionary new Ford four-door
sedan for 1949, which company officials proudly boast is lower, wider, roomier and provides nearly 25
per cent more visibility. The convertible model pictured below features the new fender-width body
and handsome interior appointments. All the new models represent a revamping of design that is
complete all the way from the paint job to the chassis frame.
New 49 Ford Has One Tragic Flaw

Ann Arbor auto dealers are now
featuring the "revolutionary" 1949
Fords but ruefully admit that the
company has revolutionized every-
thing except the length of time
the. customer must wait for deliv-
"Orders being taken now will be
filled in about two years," a local
dealer commented. He explained


that production difficulties


GermAn CP
Jilts Soviets
MUNICH, Germany, July 16-
(P-The Communist 'Party of
Southern Germany will abandon
the Russian Red Star and the
hammer and sickle as its emblems
in what looks like an attempt to
persuade the public that it does
its own thinking, independent of
Further, a party spokesman said.
it does not intend to be linked
with the Cominform.
"The abandonment of the So-
viet emblems shall make it clear
that we haven't any dealings with
the Soviet Union. As a German
party we haven't any connection
with Moscow."
American military government
officials and leaders of other Ger-
man parties were skeptical of the
Communists' plans.

other factors are causing output
to be lower than expected and de-
mand for the new vehicle is great.
"Otherwise, the new models are
radically different in virtually
all respects," he explained, ex-
tending the only thing Ford deal-
ers have to offer these days-a
Ford sales pamphlet.
Technical Aspects
Although the new models reveal
an entirely different body styling,
Ford officials are bragging about
the technical aspects of the car.
A 59% more rigid "lifeguard"
body-frame structure, giving the
car a lower "dream car" silhou-
ette, has been installed.
Front wheel springs are of the
"double action" coil variety, some-
thing new to Ford, with the rear
end equipped with conventional
springs elongated to soak up more
bumps. Larger type brakeshave
been installed and an overdrive
transmission is optional.
More Glass
Officials also murmur about the

Ford's new "picture-window visi-
bility" which they say represents
lots more glass-space.
"In fact, the Ford is out front,"
they say. However, the Consumer
Reports, published on a non-profit
basis by the Consumer Union,
claims, "The Ford is Out Front-
of other Fords." According to the
Report, based on an inspection of
the new vehicle before making a
road or laboratory test, theFord
is improved over past years but
other automobile designers
"haven't been dozing at their
Up to Par
The new Ford is on a par with
the other popular makes with the
closest' similarity being to the
Studebaker, the Report said.
However, they saved their most
caustic remark for the Ford's re-
designed dash board.
"A short ridge, ideal for bash-
ing heads, runs from end to end of
the Ford's otherwise well-designed
instrument panel."


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512 East Huron
Rev. C. H. Loucks. Minister
Roger Williams Guild House
502 East Huron
10:00 A.M.-Bible Study Class. We will con-
tinue study of the Sermon on the Mount.
11:00 A.M.-Morning Worship. The sermon:
"Three Levels of Christian Living," by
Rev. Loucks.
6:00-8:00 P.M.-Guild Program. Discussion
from "Students in Industry" project by
four of our students participating."
State and William Streets
Minister-Reverend Leonard A. Parr, D. D.
Student Ministry-Reverend H. L. Pick-
Director of Music-Mr. Wayne Dunlap.
Organist, Kenneth W. Jewell.
10:45 A.M.-Public Worship. Dr. Parr will
preach on the subject "Golden Dust."
4:30 P.M.-Student Guild. Picnic Supper
and Vespers at Riverside Park.
1511 Washtenaw Avenue
Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
10:00-Bible Class. (Breakfast at 9:40).
11:00-Morning Service. Sermon by the pas-
tor, "Our Highly Exalted Saviour."
5:30-Supper Meeting of Gamma Delta, Lu-
theran Student Club, with talk by Mr.
Paul Friedrich of Bloomfield Hills.
Friday at 6:00-Dinner and Social Evening
for Married Couples.
Division at Catherine
8:00 A.M.-Holy Communion and student
11:00' A.M.-Morning Prayer. Sermon by the
Rev. John H. Burt.
11:00,A.M.-Nursery, Tatlock Hall.
5:00 P.M.-Canterbury Club Picnic Supper
-Speaker, the Rev. "Hugh White of St.
Luke's Church, Ypsilanti.
Wednesday, 7:15 A.M.-Holy Communion and
student breakfast.
Friday, 4:00-6:00 P.M.-Open House, Canter-


For National Lutheran Council Students
1304 Hill Street
Henry O. Yoder, Pastor
8:30- 9:00 A.M.-Breakfast at the Center.
9:10-10:00 A.M.-Bible Study Hour at the
10:30 A.M.-Worship Services in Zion and
Trinity Churches.
5:00 P.M,-Meet at Zion Parish Hall-leave
for home of Jeannette Graf on Miller Ave.
for a picnic supper and program.
Wednesday, 4:00-5:30 P.M.-Tea and Coffee
Hour at the Center.
1432 Washtenaw
W. P. Lemon, D.D., Minister
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Director of Music
10:45 A.M.-Morning Worship. Sermon by Dr.
Edmund M. Wylie, "Faith of Our Times."
5:00 P.M.-Summer Guild meets in the So-
cial Hall. Discussion: "What is Christi-
anity?" led by Dr. Wylie. Refreshments

at no extra cost

(Disciples of Christ)
Hill and Tappan
F. E. Zendt, Minister to Congregation
Mr. Howard Farrar, Choir Director
10:50 A.M.-Morning Worship. Nursery
children during the service.


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H. L. Pickerill, Minister to Students
Jean Garee, Assistant in Student Work.
4:30 P.M. - Guild Sunday Evening Hour.
Guild members and other interested stu-
dents will leave the Guild House at 4:30
p.m. for Riverside Park. Games and a
picnic supper will be -folliwed by a closing
Vesper Service by the river.
Meeting at Lane Hall,
Corner, State and Washington
Rev. Leonard Verduin, Minister
10:00 A.M. - Morning Worship. "How To
Avoid Persecution."
7:30 P.M. - Evening Worship. "How To
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