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Statement by Faculty Backs Truman Talk

Message to Capital Gets 37 Signatures


Thirty-seven representatives of University departments as unrelated as Astronomy and Economies, with a sprinkling of five deans, yesterday endorsed speedy aid to stricken Europe and the accompanying anti-inflation measures proposed by President Truman in his message to Congress on Tuesday.

The faculty members in a signed statement called upon the national legislature to back the $22 million relief sum suggested by the 16-nation report in response to the American Marshall plan, and asked that no political strings be attached to the humanitarian program.

In addition, the group asked Congress to "contain inflationary forces" by restricting consumer credit, regulating exports, and promoting confidence in the American dollar.

Faculty members who signed the statement: G. W. Allport, W. J. Bender, J. D. Black, B. J. Bok, C. C. Brinton, D. F. Cavers, E. H. Chamberlin, A. Cox, W. J. Crozler, R. Emerson, M. Fainsod, G. M. Fair, S. B. Fay, W. Groplus, A. H. Hansen, S. E. Harris, A. N. Holcombe.

J. Hudnut, H. M. Jones, E. C. Kemble, G. B. Kistiakowsky, L. M. Lyons, D. C. McKay, E. S. Mason, K. F. Mather, S. E. Morison, T. Parsons, G. E. Perkins, P. J. Sachs, A. M. Schlesinger, A. M. Schlesinger, Jr., W. A. Seavy, T. Spencer, O. M. W. Sprague, I. A. Richards, S. A. Stouffer, P. S. Wild.

consumer credit, regulating exports, and promoting confidence in the American dollar.

Limited price control and rationing should be imposed by Congress if such extreme measures become necessary, they said.

Endorsing an earlier memorandum issued by 51 members of the Political Science faculty of Columbia University, the Harvard statement pictures the Western European nations as standing "on the brink of economic and political catastrophe."

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