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PAGE TWO

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, JULY 15, 1951

PAGE TWO SUNDAY, JULY 15, 1951
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Rent Decontrol

The majority of the members of the
Ann Arbor City Council, 11 Repub-
licans elected by the people of this
city, have seen fit to decontrol rents.
First, the Council attempted to place
the blame for possible rent spirals
after decontrol on Housing Expediter
Tighe Woods by requesting him to
voluntarily kill the ceilings. But; in
the same resolution, the Council in-
corporated a "local option" clause
which required Woods to remove the
controls with no power reserved for
reimposing them.
This was a unique "request." The
Council now justifies its novel action
by stating that it wanted to get rid of
controls but preferred to incorporate
a safeguard by which Woods could
reimpose the rent lids..
This is, to say the least, odd. When
Alderman Russell A. Smith, chairman of
the Council's committee on rent controls,
was informed that Woods refused to de-
control voluntarily, he called it "not sur-
prising."rAccording to this statement, we
may infer that Ald. Smith felt the local
option was the meat in the Council's reso-
lution and that Woods would act only
under pressure.
The other part of the Council's move
would have neatly confused the electorate
of this community by letting Woods do the
honors and the Federal government take
the blame.
THE COUNCIL called the survey which
Woods' investigators made recently of
Ann Arbor rent levels "unnecessary" before
it was even taken. While the results were
en route to Ann Arbor, Ald. Smith called
the investigation "inadequate." After the
Editorials piablished in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily stafff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: SID KLAUS
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ART

UESTS AT THE Peace Conference (held
today from 4 p.m. to exhaustion, 523
Packard) will be treated, in addition to oth-
er diversions provided, to a small selection
of art prints.,Since the reproductions were
chosen to illustrate the greater purpose of
the lathering, their appeal is somewhat
limited, and the aesthetic quality is uneven.
Ted Gilen, the featured artist, is re-
presented by a number of paintings and
drawings from a collection entitled "The
Price." This book covers some of the
grimmer aspects of World Wars I and II,
although war in general is the target, and
in addition to the paintings, the artist
provides his audience with a running com-
mentary, statistics, and the like.
Making is suitable allowance for the fact
that color paintings do not appear to best
advantage in not-too-good black and white
reproductions, Gilien is still unsatisfactory.
Ife is melodramatic in his presentation and
is given to preaching. He provides only a
message, and no one has to be told that war
is a terrible thing.
Franco's Black Spain, a collection of
drawings by Luis Quintinilla, has the same
object as The Price, but it is infinitely more
effective because Quintinilla is a superior
artist: he is a much greater technician, his
compositions are well organized, and he ex-
ercises aesthetic rstraint. Gilien is a hu-
manitarian but no great shakes as an artist.
Two drawings by George Grosz-"The
Survivor" (1936) and "Fit for Active{ Ser-
vice" (1918)-appear in the exhibit through
the courtesy of the Art Library. Of the two,
the earlier work is a little better; although
the technique is cruder, there is an element
of humor entirely lacking in the later draw-
ing, and Grosz can be too intense. One of
Goya's famous series, Disasters of War, "To
the Cemetery" is also included. No one who
has seen any of his etchings needs to be told
of Goya's sensitivity and delicacy.
Also in the black and white category are.
some woodcuts from "New China," depicting
the horrors of war and life under the old
regime. I'll have old China, but these are
worth seeing all the same. A head of a wo-
man by Betty Enfield, and two nameless
compositions in black and white by Jim
Fremody are the only originals in the dis-
play, contributed by the student-artists.
Of the color reproductions "The Fight
for Liberty" by Orozco takes the honors.
It is a violent painting; the central fig-
ure is a sea of flaming red. Orozco has
always been a painter of violence and the
gruesome, but he somehow manages his
scenes so that they are not offensive.
Emlen Etting, painting on newspaper,
achieves some interesting textural effects,
and his subject matte rblends well with
hea il i A i aAl.d, ,nA

conclusions.,were made known, Aid. Smith
admitted that: there is a shortage of rental
housing in Ann Arbor but added that con-
trols are not the proper method for com-
batting the situation.
And yet, under the Rent Control Law,
in order to decontrol a city, the council
must go on record as proclaiming that
there is not a shortage of rental housing
to such a degree that rent controls are
necessary.
The Federal survey of Ann Arbor rent
prices, in spite of its short length, turned
out to be a conscientious and comprehensive
analysis which led to one conclusion: rent
controls must remain in effect in Ann Arbor.
Councilmen argue that during a three-
day observation by outsiders, an objective
consideration of all the factors involved in
such a momentous decision is out of the
question.
Fortunately, these "outsiders" can claim
less bias than members of a council which
has been emotionally wrapped up in the
issue for so long. They can also claim a
professional evaluation of these "factors"
which hav.e been generalized but never
thoroughly investigated in Ann Arbor.
The decision of the Ann Arbor Council to
decontrol rents in Ann Arbor is not reason-
ably based upon a fact situation. It is
apparently based upon pressure from land-
lords and realtor organizations. It is based
upon an unreasoning fear of governmental
intervention and a fallacious impression
that Federal controls are inherently evil.
It is based upon a provincial historical per-
spective which misjudges the responsibility
of government to the people.
* * * *
ON THE FRONT PAGE of this issue, The
Daily has attempted to record objectively
both sides of the current rent controls con-
troversy.
Those in favor of decontrol apparently
bae their arguments on the opinion that
rent lids increase the scarcity of rental
units and that the ceilings discriminate
against landlords.
Inasmuch as rental housing built after
1947 is not subject to controls, it is difficult
to believe that controls are adversely affect-
ing the booming building industry. With
20 percent of the national outpt earmarked
for defense spending next year, the dearth
of building materials is bound to curtail
construction. Even with maximum financial
incentives, contractors will be unable to alle-
viate the acute housing shortage.
Obviously, only landlords who built before
1947 -can by any stretch of the imagination
claim that they are discriminated against
by federal authority. But they are allowed
to charge the 1941 price plus 25 percent.
It is reasonable to assume that at the
time their rental property was built, the
return available from the existing market
was adequate to stimulate their investments.
They are now getting five-fourths of their
anticipated income plus what under-the-
counter profits they can accumulate.
In addition, the value of their property
has risen to the vicinity of 300 percent.
Their bnly cost increase has been in main-
tenance, which most landlords have ne-
glected since the introduction of rent
ceilings.
In other words, the return on their in-
vestments has increased, the amount (and
consequently the price) of maintenance has
generally diminished and the monetary value
of their property has trebled without any
increase in its real value.
From this, it can be seen that the oft-used
analogy of rent incomes to commodity prices
is ridiculous. The cost of producing and
distributing food and other commodities has
risen roughly proportionate to prices. On
the other hand, the only cost increase to
owners of controlled property has been in
maintenance, a normally small cost anyway
and much neglected now. The slight in-
crease in city taxes is more than met by
the 25 percent edge on pre-war rents.
The principal cost of rental housing is
"depreciation"-but rental property has

not depreciated at all in the last ten
years, in fact its value has increased astro-
nomically.
The arguments of the pro-decontrol
groups in Ann Arbor cannot be considered
as grounded on solid judgement and careful
consideration of the relevant facts.
* * * *
THOSE IN FAVOR of extension of rent
lids not only have the inflationary con-
dition fo the national economy to point to
but the particular grievous situation in Ann
Arbor. Traditionally short on housing, Ann
Arbor and its surrounding rural areas have
never supplied rental housing to low and
middle-income groups.
The influx of defense workers during the
war plus the sharp post-war increase in
University enrollment have aggravated the
situation to such a degree that the value
of rent controls cannot be intelligently
doubted.
Tomorrow night, the Council will meet
again but there is small chance that they
will rescind their unwarranted action.
The die is cast but the responsibility has
been rightly fixed on the majority of the
Ann Arbor Council.
-The Editors
Thinking Machine
A DOCTOR in Los Angeles has invented

Is There A
Shortage?
(Editor's Note: The following is reprinted from
Federal Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods' let-
ter to Mayor William E. Brown, Jr. Mr. Wood
summarizes the facts of the comprehensive sur-
vey his office took here last week. They explain
why he felt he could not legally remove rent
controls from Ann Arbor.
IT SEEMS TO ME that the following are
the most basic facts found in the survey:
1. Fourteen realtors and property mana-
gers with more than 1,100 rental units, re-
ported only 13 vacancies.
2. When a check was made of these va-
cancies and of the 96 units advertised for
rent in the Ann Arbor "News" during the
week ended June 30, 1951, only 29 dwelling
units could be found which were vacant and
still offered for rent. Moreover, the charac-
teristics of many of these vacant units made
them unsuitable for the average moderate-
income family.
Thirteen of these vacant units consisted
of only one to two rooms; 15 of them had
rents of $75 and over; in 19 of them chil-
dren were prohibited and four more had
other restrictions on occupancy; 11 of
them required sharing of bath and toilet;
and 3 of them had no kitchen.
3. The demand for housing as reported by
the officials of the University of Michigan
and as reflected in the advertisements in the
newspaper by people seeking housing was
considerable in excess of the available sup-
ply.
4. Some new construction is under way,
particularly the Knob Hill project and the
dormitory for male students at the Univer-
sity of Michigan. In my opinion it is pos-
sible to determine the effect of such new
construction only after the new dwelling
units have actually come on the rental mar-
ket.
With the increased momentum of our
national defense program it may well be
that by the time the units now under con-
struction are available for occupancy, or
shortly thereafter, the demand for housing
may be increased substantially due to the
in-migration of defense workers.
Of course, if we attempt to take account
of future developments rather than the pre-
sent housing situation, we would also have
to take into account the increased demand
for housing on the part of the hundreds of
University families who are now living at the
Willow Run Village project, which is sched-
uled for demolition.
IT APPEARS FROM THE SURVEY
THAT THE RENTAL HOUSING SITUA-
TION IS EVEN TIGHTER THAN IT WAS
IN APRIL, 1950, WHEN THE HOUSING
CENSUS FOUND ONLY 52 NONDILAPI-
DATED RENTAL VACANCIES, REPRE-
SENTING A VACANCY RATE OF 0.4
PERCENT. THE OVERALL VACANCY
RATE WAS ONLY 1.7 PERCENT IN
APRIL, 1950, AS COMPARED WITH A
1940 OVERALL RATE OF 3 PERCENT.
* * *
IN VIEW OF all the facts which I have
cited, it is my opinion that the demand
for rental housing in Ann Arbor has not
been reasonably met and that I cannot,
therefore, under the law take action to re-
move rent control on my own initiative, un-
der Section 204 (c) of the Housing and
Rent Act of 1947, as amended.
I shall, therefore, proceed to take decon-
trol action under Section 104 (j) (3) of the
Act, in accordance with the resolution of
your City Council. The City Council may, of
course, modify or rescind its resolution at
any time before the amendment which will
decontrol Ann Arbor has been sent to the
Federal Register. Our next scheduled day
for sending amendments to the Federal Re-
gister is Wednesday, July 18, 1951.
If we have heard nothing further from
you by that date we will send the Ann Ar-
bor decontrol amendment to the Federal
Register, and decontrol will, under the

regular procedure, become effective on
Saturday, July 21.
-Tighe E. Woods
Housing Expediter
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The Week's News
IN RETROSPECT
ANN ARBOR CITY COUNCIL members stepped into a hazy lime-
light this week as Federal Housing Expediter Tighe Woods' refusal
to decontrol city rents struck a ringing dischord with the wishes of
the Council majority.

In a double-barreled proposal,
the Council had first asked Woods
to lift the rent lids and then re-
quired him to do it. It was a
strange move in the annals of
post-war controls resolutions but
most of the Councilmen seemed to
think it made sense.
Whatever the reason for their
action, they were put squarely
on the spot. As they mopped their
brows, a letter from Woods' Wash-
ington office arrived detailing a
survey of rent levels here con-
ducted by federal investigators and
giving the Council a time limit to
change their minds or the decon-
trol action would go through.
Although the end of rent controls
here seemed sure to come this
month, Woods' move had fixed re-
sponsibility for possible rent spirals
on the 11 Republican majority of
the municipal body. And pro-con-
trol groups gained new ammuni-
tion in their losing fight for ex-
tension of the ceilings.

THE LID'S OFF
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SUNDAY, JULY 15, 1951
VOL LXI, No. 14-S
Academic Notices
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for DROPPING COURS-
ES WITHOUT RECORD will be Friday,
July 20. A course may be dropped only
-with the permission of the classifier
after conference with the instructor.
School of Business Administration:
Students from other Schools andmCo-
leges intending to apply for admission
for the fall semester should secure ap-
plication forms in Room 150. School of
Business Administration, as soon as
possible.
Events Today
U. of M. Sailing Club: racing at 10:00
a.m. to pick skippers and crews for Wis-
consin Invitational regatta held next
weekend, July 21 and 22. All those who
would like to go along besides those
sailing please contact Connie Foltis a,
soon as possible. Leave by car Friday
evening the 20th, return Sunday after-
noon the 22nd. Inexpensive good time.
Graduate Outing Club: Swimming,
canoeing, or hiking depending on the
weather. Bring swim suits and cars.
Meet Grad Outing Clubroom, Rackham
Building at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. All gradu-
ates welcome.
Concerts
Student Recital. Walter Evich, vio-
linist, postponed until Wednesday, July
25, 8:30 p.m. Rackham Assembly Hall.
Student Recital: Fred Thompson, or-
ganist, will be heard at 4:15 Sunday
afternoon, July 15, in Hill Auditorium,
in a program of work by Lubeck, Bach,
Franck, and Hindemith. The recital is
presented in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Master
of Music, and will be open to the pub-
lie. Mr. Thompson is a pupil of.Robert
Noehren.
Student Recital: Donald Stout, bari-
tone, will be heard at 8:30 Monday eve-
ning, July 16, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall, in a program sung in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree of Master of Music. It will in-
clude works by Handel, J. S: Bach, C.
P. E. Bach, Poulenc, and Schubert, and
will be open to the public. Mr. Stout
is a pupil of Philip Duey..
Faculty Concert: John Kirkpatrick,
Guest Professor of Piano in the School
of Music, will be heard at 8:30 Tuesday
evening, July 17, in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, In the first of two programs
to be played in July. The program
Tuesday evening will include works by
Mozart, Ives, Gottschalk, MacDowell,
Harris, Lessard, Still and Palmer. The
general public will be admitted with-
out charge.
Student Recital: Arthur Tennent,
Tenor, will present a recital at 8:30
Wednesday evening, July 18, In the
Rackham Assembly Hall, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
Master of Music Degree. A pupil of Ar
thur Hackett, Mr. Tennent will sing
compositions by Faure, Samuel Barber,
Vaughan Williams, Arnold Bax, H. Wal-
ford Davies, and Schumann. The gen-
eral public is invited.
Student Recital: Helen Nelson, grad-
uate student of piano with Joseph
Brinkman, will present a program of
compositions by Scarlatti, Beethoven,
David Diamond, Bartok and Chopin, at
4:15 Wednesday afternoon, July 18, in
the Rackham Assembly Hall. Played in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Master of Music, the
recital will be open to the public.
Churches
University Lutheran Chapel, 1511
Washtenaw: - Sunday service at 10:30
a.m., with sermon by the Rev. Alfred
Scheips, "The Greatness of John the
Baptist."
G a m m a Delta-Lutheran Student
Club: Supper-Program at tle Center
Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
Congregational - Disciples Guild: Sup-
per meeting at 6:00 at the Memorial
Christian Church, Hill & Tappan
Streets. Prof. Preston Slosson will
speak at 7:00 on "An Historian Looks
at the Future." All students welcome.
The Lutheran Student Association

will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Student
Center, 1304 Hill Street. Recreational
games will precede and follow the six
o'clock supper.
Roger Williams Guild: Supper at 6:00;
Speaker at 7:00; John Reed, Associate
Professor of Law, "Was John asBap-
tist?"
Coming Lectures
Monday, July 16-
Education Conference, sessions in
Schoriing Auditorium, University High
School.
"The Influences of Social Class on
Children and Youth." Paul T. Rankin,
Assistant Superintendent of Schools,
Detroit. 9:00 a.m.
"The Intellectual Phase of the World
Conflict." Algo D. Henderson, Professor
of Higher Education. 4:15 p.m.
Conference of English Teachers. "The
Longer Classic: Shakespeare." Helen L.
Ryder, University High School, Mildred
Webster, St. Joseph High School, Arthur
M. Eastman, University of Michigan.
4:00 p.m.; Rackham Amphitheater.
Growth and Differentiation Sympos-
ium. "Hormonal Imbalances in Rela-
tion to Abnormal Growth." W. U.
Gardner, Professor of Anatomy and
Chairman of the Department, Yale Uni-
versity, 8:00 p.m., School of Public
Health Auditorium.

Tuesday, July 17-
Education Conference, sessions in
Schorling Auditorium. "The Scientist
and the Practitioner in the Field of
Child Study." William E. Blatz, Pro-
fessor of Child Psychology, Director of
the Institute of Child Study, University
of Toronto. 9:00 a.m.
"The Role of UNESCO in World Af-
fairs." Walter H. C. Laves, visiting
Professor of Political Science and for-
mer Deputy Director of UNESCO. 4:15
p.m.
"It Happened in Michigan," a pro-
gram provided by exhibitors of Instruc-
tional materials. 8:00 p.m.
Growth and Differentiation Sympos-
ium. "Somatic Responses to Sex Hor-
mones." W. U. Gardner, Yale Univer-
sity. 4:15 p.m.. School of Public Health
Auditorium.
° Linguistic Program. "Linguistic Dif-
fusion in the New World." Lawrence B.
Kiddle, Associate Professor of Spanish,
7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Wednesday, July 18-
Education Conference. "Implications
of the White House Conference for
School Guidance and Counseling." W.
C. Kvaraceus, Professor of Education,
BostonrUniversity. 9:00 am., Schorling
Auditorium. "The Employment Out-
look," Ewan Clague, Commissioner of
Labor Statistics, United States Depart-
ment of Labor. 4:15 p.m., Rackham
Lecture Hall.
"The Selective Service Situation."
Major General Lewis B. Hershey, United
States Army, Director of Selective Serv-
ice. 8:00 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
Linguistic Program. "The Phonemic
System of Old English," Robert Stock-
well. 1:00 p.m., Rackham Amphithea-
ter.
Speech Assembly. Demonstration by
Speech Clinic, 3:00 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheater.
Growth and Differentiation Sympos-
ium. "The Behavior of Sells in Tissue
Culture." C. M. Pomerat, Professor of
Cytoligy and School of Public Health
Auditorium.
Lecture. "The Modern Irish Theater."
by Eric Bentley, critic and author of
The Playwright as Thinker and Benard
Shaw, advisory editor of The Kenyon
Review. Auspices of the Dept. of Eng-
lish. Wednesday, July 18, 4:1 p.m.
Architecture Auditorium.
Coming Events
speech Conference, July 20-21.
Education Conference and Exhibit,
July 16-20. Speech Conference, July
20-21.
Sociedad Hispanica: meeting, Tues-
day, July 17, at 8 p.m. in the East Con-
ference Room, Rackham Building. Pro-
fessor Jose Francisco Cirre will speak
on "El Superrealismo en la moderna
poesia espanola". The public is cor-
dially invited.
Classical Coffee Hour, Tuesday, July
17, 4 p.m. in East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Prof. Blake will talk
about "An Ancient Readers' Digest."
Students of Classics and their friend
are invited.
Congregational - Disciples Guild: Tea
on the terrace at the Guild House, 438
Maynard Street, 4:30 to 6:00 on Tues-
day.
The Department of Speech presents
The Young Ireland Theatre Com-
pany 1l9 a series of Irish plays at
the Lydia n Mendelssohn Theatre,
Wednesday through Saturday, July
18-21. Laudedas Ireland's most out-
standing theatrical group, the com-
pany will give four evening perform-
ances here and two matinees. Their'
repertoire of one and two-act plays
includes W. B. Yeat's The Player Queen,
Words upon the Window-pane, and
Purgatory; J. M. Synge's Riders .to the
Sea, and Shadow of the Glen; Lady
Gregory's Rising of the Moon; and Sean
O'Casey's Shadow of a Gunman.
All evening performances begin at
8:00 p.m. Thursday and Saturday mat-
inees begin at 3:15 p.m. Tickets for all
performances may be purchased at the
Lydia Mendelssohn box office, open
Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m., on days of performance until
8 p.m.
Hillel - Coke Hour at Lane Hall, Wed-
nesday 3 to 5.

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FACULTY CUT-In its drive to keep within the new reduced
budget, the University announced 97 faculty members would be
lopped off before the start of the semester's academic festivities.
Instructors were hit hard on the promotion schedule. Although
94 faculty members went up the scale, only eight of the huge literary
college instructor roster received assistant professorships.
MOODY TALK-Addressing the University's fourth annual Con-
ference on Aging, ex-reporter Blair Moody, who replaced the late
Senator Vandenberg on the Washington scene, squared his rugged
frame behind the President's program for economic controls.
* * * *
International . *.4
TRUCE TALKS-World attention focused on the small South
Korean town of Kaesong where, after a week of preliminary dueling,
the Communists submitted yesterday to Allied demands for neutral-
izing the conference area. Negotiations were temporarily halted Thurs-
day while the United Nations truce team waited for the Communists'
answer to their demand that the Reds remove armed guards from
Kaesong and admit Allied newspaper men.
As yet, there was no indication when the truce talks would resume.
Meanwhile, Washington announced that the United States is seek-
ing a Korean truce which would establish a buffer zone along the
present battle line mostly north of the 38th Parallel. I
Earlier in the week, the North Koreans and Chinese Communists
had proposed a buffer zone on both sides of the parallel, quick with-
drawal of all foreign troops and the continuance of a divided Korea.
OIL DISPUTES-W. Averell Harriman, President Truman's special
foreign affairs adviser, left for Iran this week to confer with Premier
Mohammed Mossadegh in an attempt to reach a solution of the
British-Iranian oil dispute.
* * * * -
National ..,
DRAFT-The Defense Department announced its August draft
quota will include 7,000 men for the Marine Corps and 28,000 army
inductees. This marks the first time that another service besides the
Army has requested men through the draft.
Michigan's August quota has been upped by 859 men to an August
total of 3,400.
ECONOMIC CONTROLS-It's been a bad week for the adminis-
tration on capital hill and for the consumer throughout the nation.
Amid cross-country complaints about the high cost of meat, the
House Tuesday voted 200 to 112 to ban all livestock slaughtering quotas.
According to the Office Price Stabilization, the quotas are designed to
prevent a revival of a meat Black Market.
Hitting at the continuing refusal of Congress to vote him the eco-
nomic controls powers he has requested, President Truman Thursday
told newsmen that Congress will have to take the responsibility if it
fails to pass strong anti-inflation measures.
At almost the same time, Congress dealt the administration's
program two new blows. It denied the President authority to pay
subsidies on farm products and to acquire and operate defense plants.
Friday the'rebellious House, in a 92 to 39 vote, nixed Truman's
request for authority to set up new Federal corporations which would
spur defense production or assist in control measures.
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EVEN SHOWBOAT-Edna Ferber's story
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scenario writer's touch. The color and spec-
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Like most of the musicals to come out of
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Ava Gardner's portrayal of the deserted
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Joe E. Brown gives a more than convinc-
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His Fairy Godfather said we should come
and see him in his ainaerbread house-

Nonsense. There's no such place-
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i can't call "Gus" or anybody elseto
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