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Occasional snow today and
tomorrow; slightly warmer.



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In Defense
Of The NLRB,...



Sea, Air Warfare
Rages; Sends Six
Ships To Bottom

Finns Report Lulls On All
Fronts; Claim Russians
Exhausted;_Aid Rushed
Italo-Magyar Pact
May Alarm Hitler
LONDON, Jan. 10.-(Wednesday)
-(P)--A bitter outburst of sea-air
warfare was disclosed early today
to have sent at least six British and
neutral ships to the bottom of the
sea, including the 10,002-ton British
liner Dunbar Castle, destroyed by a
mine while she was carrying 198 per-
sons, some of them women and chil-
dren, toward the Cape of Good Hope.
Dead and missing totalled at least
Nazi bombers invaded British
coastal waters and sank one British
steamer and two Danish vessels, the
Admiralty announced. Numerous
others, including a fleet of five fish-
ing smacks and a lightship tender,
were raked with machine-gun fire.
Of 40 men aboard the tender, one
was killed and 32 wounded.
The Dunbar Castle, owned by the
Union Castle Mail Steamship Com-
pany Line, struck a mine off Eng-
land's dangerous southeast coast. An
undetermined number of her pas-
sengers and crew were injured, and
two persons, at least, were missing.
The ships which the Admiralty said
were sunk by German aircraft were:
S.S. Gowrie, British, 689 tons, cref
S.S Ivan Kondrup, Danish, 3,369
tons, 10 missing, 11 saved.
S.S. Feddy, Danish, 955 tons, fate
of crew unknown.
The Nazi aerial attacks, which in-
volved nearly a dozen ships during
Tuesday along the east English coast,
Were aimed at unescorted vessels, the
Admiralty charged. One of the
Danish ships sank three hours after
a bomb smashed her stern.
Finnish Fronts Quiet;
Russians Admit Retreat
HELSINKI, Jan. 9.-WG-Finland
today reported a lull on all fronts
and official spokesmen interpreted
this as indicating that Russia's in-
vading armies, smashed by the de-
fenders, now are exhausted, at least
for the moment.
A high Finnish official said that
the Russians apparently were gath-
ering strength for a new assault but
expressed belief that no important
Red army offensive could be expect-
ed for some time.
The Finnish spokesman indicated
that the military standstill was the
result of the sweeping; defeat which
the Finns reported yesterday they
had inflicted upon the Russian 44th
MOSCOW, Jan. 10.-(Wednesday)
-(P)-An official communique early
today admitted the Red army had
withdrawn "several kilometers" east
of Suomussalmi as a result of severe
fighting in that sector on the Finnish
eastern front.
(Finnish army leaders have de-
clared two Russian divisions, the
163rd and the 44th, were wiped out
in the last 12 days in fighting north
and southeast of Suomussalmi, 15
miles west of the frontier).
Finnish Delegate Thanks
League For 'Practical' Aid
GENEVA, Jan. 9.--(P1)--White-
haired Rudolf Hosti, Finland's
League of Nations representative, to-
night said Finland's plea to the
League "for practical help-not
words" in her war with Russia was
being realized.
"Finland now knows its faith in
the League was not misplaced,"
Holsti declared. "Aid comes now not

only in words and resolutions but also
in planes, guns and ammunition to
fight the aggressor and medical sup-
plies to heal the wounded."
"The world only will know how
much help ,we are receiving when
our war is ended," he said.
Rome.Budapest Accord
May Force Hitters Hand
BUDAPEST, Jan. 9.--(P)-Foreign
observers tonight asserted that the
defensive alliance reported to have
been arranged by Hungary and Italy
a A. wakandan f ne rene at Venice

War Summary
Here Is Today's News
From OtherCapitals
(By The Associated Press)
London-Prime Minister Chamber-
lain tells Britain of "grimmer" war
days ahead, sees victory and peace-
time federation built on Britisa-
French collaboration; German planes
attack 11 ships, sinking three; Brit-
ish liner Dunbar Castle strikes mine
and sinks.
Moscow-Russian communique ad-
mits Red Army withdrawn "several
kilometers" in East Central Finland
after severe fighting.
Helsinki-Finland reports Russian
lull on all fronts; official says Rus-
sians exhausted, apparently gather-
ing strength for new assault.'
Paris-French Chamber throws out
four Communist deputies who re-
main seated during tribute to Army;
fist fights break out during hour's
Geneva - Finland's delegate to
League of Nations reveals his nation
getting "practical help."
Washington-President Roosevelt
says he is talking over with State
Department question of further aid
to Finland.
Factory Health
To Be Theme
Of Conference
Industrial Hygiene Experts
Meet Here Tomorrow
For Three-Day Parley
Thorough and keen analysis of im-
portant industrial hygiene problems
by some of the highest ranking men
in the field will concern the first
Conference on Industrial Medicine
and Hygiene beginning at 9 a.m. to-
morrow in the Amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building.
Perplexing problems such as pneu-
monia in industry, lead and chromi-
tun poisonings, the medical legal
phases of occupational diseases, the
control of industrial hazards, indus-
trial hygiene legislation and state ac-
tion in the field will be discussed by
authorities drawn from all over the
United States.
Experts from the U.S. Public Health
Service, the Michigan, Indiana, Illi-
nois and Ohio health departments,
motor car corporations, life insurance
corporations and other fields are
flocking to Ann Arbor for the three-
day conference beginning tomorrow
and ending at noon Saturday.
Sponsor of this conference - the
outgrowth of a seriesof concentrated
lectures by one individual in the past
-is the Division of Hygiene and Pub-
lic Health under the direction of Dr.
John Sundwall who will serve as gen-
eral chairman of the Conference.
Morning sessions will last from 9
a.m. to noon while afternoon sessions
will continue from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Addresses are notscheduled for spe-
cific times, but are expected, except
in a' few isolated instances, to last
from 40 to 50 minutes.
Tomorrow morning's session wil
be under the chairmanship of Dr.
Henry Cook, chairman of the Com-
mittee on Occupational Diseases and
Industrial Hygiene of the Mhigan
State Medical Society.
The Conference will be opened with
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ASU Will Discuss
Convention Report
The summing up of the resolutions
on peace, civil liberties, and human
needs passed at the national Amer-

can Student Union convention over
the holidays will be the main order
of business at a general open AST
meeting at 8 p.m. today at the Union,
Robert Rosa, Grad., local chaptei
president announces.
The resolutions will be presented
by Mary Cummins, '42, Bob Kahn,
Grad., and Bob Speckhard, '42, whc
were among the Michigan delegates
present at th econvention.

Admiral Stark
Raises Guam
Question Again
Fortifications Are Urged;
Hot Congress Debate
Expected On Battle
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9r-(')-A
hot issue of the 1939 congressional
session bobbed up today at a hearing
on the Navy's $1,300,000,000 expan-
sion program when the Chief Admiral
unexpectedly revived once-rejected
plans to make the faraway Pacific
island of Guam an "outlying look-
out post" for the fleet.
Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of
Naval Operations, told the House
Naval Committee that the Navy had
included in this year's budget a $4,-
000,000 item for the Guam project,
killed by the House after a bitter
fight in which critics warned that
it might cause trouble with Japan.
This testimony momentarily over-
shadowed Stark's assertion that pres-
ent studies by the Navy "indicated"
that 50,000 or 52,000-ton battleships
might be an early development, but
that bigger, super-battleships such
as the 80,000-tonners mentioned re-
cently in Congressional circles were
not greatly favored by the experts.
Four Seniors
To Be Elected
Class Leaders
Wheeler Announces That
Candidates Must Submit
Petitions By Thursday
Senior class elections for the liter-
ary college, the School of Education,
the School of Music and the College
of Architecture and Design will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 23, Carl Wheeler,
'40E, president of the Men's Judicial
Council, announced yesterday.
Four positions are to be filled in
each of the schools and colleges:
president, vice-president, secretary
and treasurer.. The secretaries are to
be elected for five-year periods, re-
maining in office until the first re-
unions of their classes.
All those desiring to be candidates
for election should submit petitions
tomorrow through Thursday, Jan. 18.
Women's petitions are to be presented
to the Women's Judicial Council in
the League. Men are to submit their
petitions at the Student Offices of the
Both party and individual petitions
will be accepted, Wheeler added. Peti-
tions of students in the School of
Music, the College of Architecture
and Design and the School of Edu-
cation must bear 15 signatures. Stu-
dents in the literary college must
have 25 signatures on their petitions.
Only signatures of members of the
class of 1940 will be accepted, Wheel-
er cautioned.
Muskegon New Entry Port
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.-(P)-Th
Treasury published today a Presi-
dential executive order revoking
Grand Haven, Mich., as a custom
port of entry and substituting Mus-
kegon, Mich.; effective Jan. 22.

J-Hop Ticket
Sale Begins
Committee Will Sell Only
1,350 Bids; Sale Now
Restricted To Juniors
Buyers Must Show
Identification Cards
Only 800 tickets for the 1941 J-
Hop to be held Friday, Feb. 9, will go
on sale at 2 p.m. today at the Union
ticket desk, William Kramer, '41, tic-
ket chairman announced. The re-
maining 500 will go on sale at 2 p.m.
A junior identification must be
presented by all persons desiring to
purchase a ticket, and purchasers
of bloc lots must also present a list
of the names of the persons who will
actually use the tickets, Kramer point-
ed out in the list of rules he issued.
Persons reselling the tickets for
more than the original purchase price
will be liable to University disciplin-
ary action. The numbers of lost tic-
kets will be published in The Daily
if reported promptly, and such tic-
kets will not be honored at the door.
Two members of the Congress will
be stationed at a table where ,-Ingle
tickets will be sold. They will check
the reservations for the Congress
booth and for the breakfast which is
being sponsored by Congress after
the dance.
Tommy Dorsey and his noted band
have been named as one of the bands
to play at the dance. Featured along
with Dorsey and his trombone will be
JAnita Boyer, vocalist, and Allan De-
Witt, baritone. Tommy Dorsey has
been on tour for about a week now
'after leaving the Palmer House in
Chicago where he has been playing
for several months.
The second orchestra will be an-
nounced shortly, Don Wirtchafter, '41,
publicity chairman, stated, as soon as
a contract has been signed. Several
bands are under consideration, but
nothing definite has been done.

Deputies Oust
From Session
PARIS, Jan. 9. - (A') -France's
Chamber of Deputies today inaugu-
re ted its first ordinary wartime ses-
3i.on by throwing out four Communists
amidst an uproar over the presence
o former members of the outlawed
Tumult which greeted the arrival
of seven Communists, whose party
was banned shortly after the war's
start, developed when four of their
number failed to rise with the rest
of the Chamber during a tribute to
the Army by Georges Levy-Alphan-
dery, Dean of the Chamber.
Levy-Alphandery interrupted his
opening address to propose expul-
sion of the four for their "scandalous
attitude." By a show of hands the
Chamber adopted the proposal.
T h e Government subsequently
moved to strip the seven deputies, all
that remain of the 72 who once sat
for the party, of all their powers.

Plan Release
For Columbus'
Vlilitary Age To Determine
Departure For Majority
From San Francisco
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.-()-The
[erald Tribune says all officers and
nembers of the scuttled North Ger-
nan Liner Columbus who are of
nilitary age will be released next
unday from Ellis Island and be per-
nitted to sail for Germany from
an Francisco on Japanese and other
.oreign ships.
The men-more than 400 of the
i75 now at Ellis Island-will be taken
inder guard to San Francisco, the
iewspaper adds, while those not of
nilitary age will be detained on the
sland until accommodations can be
ound for them to leave for their
Lomeland from New York aboard
>ther neutral vessels.
Court Revokes
N.1L RB Order
To Inland Steel
Company Not Compelled
To Sign Union Contract
With CIO Committee,
CHICAGO, Jan. 9.-()-The Unit-
d States Circuit Court of Appeals
uled today that the Wagner Act
foes not compel an employer to sign
i contract with a labor organization.
The three judges so agreed inre-
rersing a precedent-setting National
abor Relations Board order direct-
ng the Inland Steel Co. to bargain
with the Steel Workers Organizing
committee and to put any agree-
nent they may reach into writing.
The court remanded the case to
he NLRB for a new hearing and
)pined that under the Wagner Act
ollective bargaining procedure is
'mandatory" but the "result is not."
It explained that if Congress "had
intended to place upon the employer
he duty of entering into a written
agreement, it would have so provid-
The court made this criticism of
Labor Board practices: "This record
as a whole discloses the danger of im-
posing upon a single agency the mul-
tiple duties of prosecutor, judge, jury
and executioner."
GOP Accused
Of Vote Baiting
Use Anti-Lynch Bill To Get
Negro Vote Says Mitchell
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.--(P)--The
House heard its only Negro member,
Representative Mitchell (Dem., Ill.),
hotly charge the Republican party
today with "trying to buy back the
Negro vote" with the pending anti-
lynching bill.
His accusation, in the midst of a
quiet, almost perfunctory renewal
of a controversydthat recurs in every
Congress, started something. Several
Republicans sought recognition to
express their resentment and Repre-
sentative Fish (Rep., N.Y.) caustic-
ally inquired whether the Negro vote
was for sale.
"Every vote in the United States
is for sale," Mitchell answered. "Not
for money, but for rights and justice."

Representative McDowell (Rep.,
Pa.) accused Mitchell, ardent pro-
ponent of the bill, of trying to alien-
ate the Republicans from its support
but asserted that 98 per cent of his
party colleagues would vote for it.
St. Lawrence Seaway
Progress Seen Possible
OTTAWA, Jan. 9.-AP)-Progress
toward a basis for an agreement be-
tween Canada and the United States
on the St. Lawrence-Great Lakes
Seaway and Power project was re-
ported today at the end of a two-day
conference between Canadian and
United States experts.
The United States delegation left
tonight for Washington. It is plan-
ned to have another conference Jan
22 when the Canadian experts will g
to the United States capital.
A statement after the conferenc
said the discussions resulted in "clari-
fication" of the various engineering
and financial problems involved.

Looking To Michigan?

Noble Kizer Hints
Football Relations

German Clu.
Hears Recital,
Talk By Price

Development Of
For Deutskher


An impromptu carillon concert in
and a lecture in German on the his- P
tory of carillons by Prof. Percival nf
Price of the School of Music featured s
the second in the lecture series of C
the Deutscher Verein last night. a
Carillons were first prominent in b
the Lowlands in the 16th century,
Professor Price said, and later spread 0
throughout Europe especially into E
Spain. The British Isles had no caril- t
lons until Queen Elizabeth ordered a s
35-bell structure built.
Development of the carillon was C
halted by the French Revolution,
mainly because so many were torn b
down to use in the manufacture of s
ammunition, Professor Price ex- d
plained. Much later improvements l
in the technique of casting were tried p
but the main difficulty, still a major t
one today, was experienced in get- t
ting proper overtone. E
The first carillons in the U.S. were c
in Buffalo and at Notre Dame but
there were never played. The first d
good one on this continent was in l
Toronto. Professor Price said thatp
the one here is fully as good as anyA
of the famous ones in Holland oro
Five Electric Firms
Arraigned By Courtc
DETROIT, Jan; 9.-P)-Arraign-i
ment of six individuals and five elec-
tric firms for alleged violation of the
Sherman Anti-Trust Act occurred in
Federal Court today. Judge Edward
J. Moinet entered not guilty pleas
for each of the defendants.
The individuals and representa-
tives of firms who _were-indicted re-
cently by a special Federal Grand
Jury stood mute. Bonds of $2,5001
each were arranged.
Those arraigned included the Gen-j
eral Electric Supply Corp., and its dis-
trict manager, B. B. LaMee, Westing-
house Electric Supply Co., and its dis-
trict manager, A. R. Maynard; Splane
Electric Co. and its vice-president
and treasurer, Lambert H. Splane,
and Turner Electric Co. and its presi-7
dent and treasurer, Waldo Forster.
A total of 13 firms and 19 indi-
viduals was indicted on Dec. 22 for
I alleged conspiracy to control prices
in the electric supply trade. More ar-
t raignments are expected Thursday.
. Union Bridge Tourney
Scheduled Tomorrow
The weekly Union bridge tourna-
9 ment will be held from 7:30 to 10:30
n.m. tomorrow in the small ballroom

Loth Teams Seek
Chicago Substitute
A possible clearing of the clouds
at have surrounded Michigan's un-
nown 1940 football opponent was
vealed last night when a telegram
'om Noble E. Kizer, athltic director
F Purdue University, to this writer,
pressed a desire that the two teams
eet next fall.
The telegram was n response to a
;ery wired yesterday suggesting
iat since both Purdue and Michigan
were to play Chicago (which with-
rew from intercollegiate football
st month) it might be possible to
rrange the schedule."
Kizer responded immediately by
nding this wire to the Michigan
Chicago discontinued football
leaving Michigan and Purdue
with only four Conference games.
A game between Michigan and
Purdue would give us both the
required number of games for
our Conference schedule. I am
planning to get in touch with
Mr. Yost or Mr. Crisler regard-
ing the possibility of a. gamne
with Michigan.
(signed) Noble E. Kizer.
Neither athletic director Fielding
[. Yost nor football coach Fritz Cris-
er has returned to Ann Arbor from
he Pacific Coast where they attend-
d the annual football coaches' meet-
ig. And since full schedule-making
owers lie in their hands, all further
egotiations must remain at a stand-
till until either of them returns.
risler is expected to return within
few days while Yost will not be
ack for another fortnight.
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, chairman
f the Board in Control of Physical
ducation, declined to comment on
he desirability of any particular
chool but said that he prefered
some Big Ten team of any non-
Conference university."
There is little doubt that this would
e more desirable from everybody's
standpoint. Both Michigan and Pur-
Lue have titular aspirations for the
1940 campaign and if each were to
play only four games in the Big Ten,
hen the possibilities for winning the
itle would be small since the final
standings are compiled on a per-
centage basis.
The two teams have not met in a
decade. Their last meeting came in
1930 when Purdue, Conference cham-
pions in 1929, opened the season in
Ann Arbor before 50,000 spectators
only to lose 14-13 when Harry New-
man converted on two points after
touchdowns in the second period.
The Wolverines went on to tie with
Northwestern for the Conference
championship that year The two
(Continued on Page 3)
Board Scored
On Procedure
Young Attorneys Accused
Of FaultyAnalyses
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.--(P)-The
Labor Board's reliance upon young
attorneys to read and analyze evi-
dence-for it underwent critical exam-
ination before a House investigating
committee today. Criticism of the
system was based largely upon two
1. That the digests of evidence were
presented orally'to the Board and that
parties to Labor Board cases had no
way of knowing whether they were
fair; 2. That attorneys analyzing evi-
dence and drafting decisions ordered
by the board sometimes had before

them information that was not in the
formal record of the cases.
(One of the "young attorneys" in
the review section of the Board is
Herbert Galton, last year a graduate
student in the Law School.)
U.S. Identification Officer
To Discuss Fingerprinting
-*,, - m a

Telegram To 'The Daily'
Indicates Negotiations
Will BeOpened Soon

Chamberlain Looks To World
Federation; AidSpeeds To Finns

(By The Associated Press)
A stern warning to the British Em-
pire to gird itself for days '"much
grimmer than anything we have seen
yet" came yesterday (Tuesday) from
Prime Minister Chamberlain even as
he looked beyond the war to a peace-
time federation founded upon joint
British-French efforts.
The Prime Minister, in the first of
a series of Cabinet talks intended to
tell the public of the need for war
sacrifices, said nothing would do
more to facilitate the task of peace-
ful reconstruction than collaboration
between the Allies now at war with
There is nothing, Chamberlain
added, which would contribute more
to the permanence of the structure
of peace "than the extension of An-
glo-French collaboration in finance
and economics to other nations in
Europe and indeed perhaps of the
whole world."
Mum On Shakeup
The Prime Minister made no ref-
avnce tn the Cahinet shake-unp

mand of a single air force officer, Air
Marshal Arthur S. Barratt.
Hore-Belisha was reported to have,
wanted army control of the air force.
In the military sphere yesterday,
Finland reported a virtual cessation
of Russian activity on her snow-
bound fronts and the western front
remained quiet.
Finnish spokesmen interpreted the'
lull as indicating Russia's armies,
routed in central Finland and held
in check on other fronts, were ex-
hausted, at least temporarily.
Aid To Finland
Fresh reports of aid to Finland
were heard in several of the world's
Chamberlain said Britain's re-
sponse to the League of Nations' call
to help Finland "will be no mere
Informed sources at League head-
quarters in Geneva said representa-
tives of various states helping the
Finns had agreed on a "chain sys-
tem" of expediting aid. Wherever
nn'sible_ sunnlies will be sent from


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