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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial
the Fight M~ust Not End
At he Snore-Linea

VOL. LL No. 139 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1941 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Auto Workers'
Mass Meeting
Approves Plany
For Settlement
Empower Union Leaders
To Act On Modifications
Sought By Company
UJAW Heads Study
Added Proposals
DETROIT, April 10-(P)--A mass
meeting of United Automobile Work-
ers (CIO), acting on proposals for
settlement of the strike at the Ford
Motor Company, tonight approved
Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner's plan
and authorized union negotiators to
act on modifications sought by the
Company.
Union negotiators were empowered
by the rank and file to continue con-
ferences, and eventual settlement of
the strike, now in its ninth day, re-
mained uncertain as to time.
An estimated 16,000 unionists,
crowding the State Fair Grounds Coli-
seum, approved by acclamation a mo-
tion put to them by Michael F. Wid-
man, Jr., chairman of the UAW-,CIO
Ford organizing drive, in these words:
"We accept the proposal of your
Governor, then refer the matter the
Ford Motor Company raised tonight
-just a bugaboo--to your negotiat-
ing committee."
Proposal Set Forth
Gov. Murray D. Van Wagoner had
set forth a three-point proposal for
ending the strike, and the company
asked for certain modifications.
R. J. Thomas, president of the
union, told the meeting the Com-
pany requests were "not counter-pro-
posals, but additional proposals." He
said he and other union negotiators
would reach a decision on the modi-
fied peace plan "perhaps tonight or
tomorrow morning. ,
Thomas, Widman and other union
leaders left the mass meeting to re-
sume conferences at mediation head-
quarters in downtown Detroit.
During the day the union officials
had accepted Van Wagoner's plan for
settlement of the strike in the big
Rouge plant "without further de-
lay" to aid national defense, but the
Company asked modifications.
Harry H. Bennett, Ford personnel
director, announced late in the af-
ternoon that the Company was pre-
pared to reopen its huge Rouge plant
on the Governor's terms, except that
"it is impossible to return all em-
ployes to their jobs at once."!
House Passes Bill
The Company also insisted that'
certain complaints filed with the
National Labor Relations Board here
by the union and other NLRB hear-
ings affecting the Rouge plant "be
deferred and held in abeyance" un-
til after an election, ordered recent-
ly by the NLRB to, be held within
45 days.
The Governor's plan, which had
the support of Federal Conciliator
James F. Dewey, called for all em-
ployes to return to their jobs with-
out discrimination, the reestablish-
ment of grievance procedure used
before the strike, and cooperation
of both sides in holding an election
ordered by the National Labor Re-
latiotis Board.
Eddy Analyzes
Recent Trend

In Latin Music
The recent nationalistic trend of
modern Spanish music constitutes
a reaction against the Italian taste
of the 18th and 19th centuries, de-
clared Prof. Nelson Eddy of the Ro-
mance Languages Department in a
lecture sponsored yesterday by La
Sociedad Hispanica.
"This movement," Eddy explained,
"is especially prevalent among the
younger composers and is lead by
Felipe Pedrell. Pedrell believes that
each nation has its own idiom and
should develop and expand upon it.
Thus, the Spaniards are building pop-
ular dance tunes out of age-old folk
rhythms peculiar to their country."
In illustration of his talk, Professor
Eddy played several typical record-
ings. These included "Polo" and "El
pano moruno" by Manuel de Falla,
"Farruca" by Joaquin Turina and "La
maja y el ruisenor" by Enrique Gran-
ados.

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University

's

Allotment

Greeks

Dig

In Against Germans

Bill Submitted To House
Nowicki Raises Current Budget $100,000
-Falls Short Of Regents' Request

As Italians Push Into

Yugoslavia;

A provision that $4,575,000 be pro-
vided for the operating expenses of
the University of Michigan for the
year 1941-42 was introduced into the
state House of Representatives yes-
terday in an appropriation bill draft-
ed by State Budget Director Leo J.
Nowicki.
The proposal would increase by
$100,000 the amount received for op-
erating expenses of the current year.
It provides, however, $227,000 less
than the request formulated b the
Board of Regents and introduced in
a bill sponsored by chairman Reid
of the Senate committee on Univer-
sity affairs.
Officials Decline Comment
University officials declined to
comment on the action, except to
point out that the appropriation bill
has no relation to the recommenda-
tion of the Regents that a General
Service Building be erected to replace
University Hall and the adjoining
wings.'
The request of the Regents for
$4,802,000 to cover operating ex-
penses for 1941-42 was derived from
computing a mill rate of .83 per dol-'
lar on the estimated general property
evaluation as compiled by the State
Board of Equalization. In 1935 the
state government abandoned a state
tax on real property, but the request
of the Regents has continued to be,
based on a state-wide property eval-
Regional Meet
Will Be Staged
By Flying Cub
Several Midwest Schools
To Take Part Saturday,
Sunday At Ypsi Airport I
The Flying Club will be host to
student pilots from several midwest-
ern colleges and universities in the
regional inter-collegiate flying meet
to be held tomorrow afternoon and
all day Sunday at the Ypsilanti air-
port, Leslie J. Trigg, '41E, president
of the club, announced yesterday.
The meet wil feature such events
as "bull's eye," spotlanding and
"bomb" dropping competitions. Navi-
gational races may also be held.
Invitations have been sent to pilots
at Detroit, Purdue, Toledo, Duke,
Ohio State and Wisconsin univer-
sities, and to Kenyon, Akron, Butler,
Mt. Union, Evansville and Michigan
State colleges. Detroit Tech, Goge-
bic Junior College and Lake Erie Col-
lege, a girls' school, have also been
invited.
Thedhost club, which will defend
its title of national inter-collegiate
champion, will use its own plane, a
65 horsepower monoplane, in the
meet.
Miani Train Overturns
VALDOSTA, Ga., April 10.-(A3)--
Four cars of a -Miami-bound stream-
lined train, the "Southwind," over-
turned into a ditch near Dupont,
Ga., today, injuring a score of passen-
gers.
The train, drawn by a steam loco-
motive, was enroute from Chicago.
Railroad officials declined comment
on the cause of the wreck, but ob-
servers at the scene about fifteen
miles from here said a broken rail
was blamed.

uation, and is then appropriated from
the state general fund.
The provision for the University
was included in a general education-
al appropriation bill, submitted by
Nowicki to the House, which also
contained a recommendation of $2,-
1600,000 for Michigan State College.
NLRB Awaits Election
On the same day the House passed
an appropriation of $2,725,000 a year
for that institution - $125,000 more
than Nowicki had proposed. That
measure went to the Senate for con-
currence, and adjustment was possi-
ble in that branch to meet Nowicki's
recommendation.
Churches Plan
Tre Ore Union
Service Today
Local Ministers Announce
Crucifixion Observance;
Catholics To Have Rites
' Ann Arbor will observe the Cruci-
'fixion at Tre Ore union services to
be held at the Methodist Church and
at the Liturgical celebration of the
St. Thomas Catholic Church today.
Thirteen Protestant ministers will
take part in the three-hour service
which will include meditation, prayer,
and music. Rev. Edward Lantz of the
First Methodist Church will give the
invocation to open the program be-
ginning at 11:45 a.m.
Prayer will be offered by Rev.
Theodore Schmale and Rev. H. P.
Marley of the Unitarian Church will
give the scripture reading.
Marjorie Hollis will sing "Hymn
of the Last Supper" while Mir-
iam Westerman, '43, and Jean West-
erman, '42, will sing "There Is A
Green Hill Far Away" as a duet.
Geraldine Watts will sing "Were
You There When They Crucified My
Lord."
Rev. C. H. Loucks of the First
Baptist Church will speak on "The
Meaning of the Cross to Christians
Today." Rev. Howard C. Buching of
the West Side Methodist Church will
speak on "The Cross as the Hope
of the World."
The first part of the liturgy of the
St. Thomas Church will preserve the
ancient form of the Mass Catechu-
mens. The second part of the service
will consist of prayer, while the third
part will be the adoration of the
Cross.
The last part of the service will be
the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified.
Nordmeyer, Wiley
Will Attend Meeting
Four members of the German de-
partment will travel to Chicago soon
to attend conventions.
Profs. Henry W. Nordmeyer, Wal-
ter A. Reichart and Werner F. Stried-
ieck expect to attend the annual
meeting of the Association of Modern
Language Teachers of the central,
western and southern parts of the
country which will be held April 18
and 19 in Chicago.
Prof. Norman L. Wiley, also of the
German department, will read a
paper on Ibsen's Medical Studies
for the Society for the Advancement
of Scandinavian Studies May 2 and
3 in Chicago.

Nazis'
British Start Prepara
For 'Battle Of Gre
Blitzkrieg Slows I
Fascists Penetrat
On Two Front
ATHENS, April 1l.-(PA)-
soldiers and their British allies
ly dug in on a solid mountai
rier in northern Greece today.
Greek officials declared the
whelming superiority of the G
men and weapons' outweigh
Greeks in the border regions, bi
they resisted to the last bullet
The Greeks reported fighti
tween the Nazis and isolated
forces was confined to the Bul
border and a spattering of G
air raids on the Athens port
raeus and Kozane.
Official sources here declar
war in Greece definitely had e
a new phase.
In the first stage, they de
the geographical features of the
er regions favored the German
anized invaders.
Now they added, the defende
a mountain barrier on whi
base themselves - and it is
that the forces are making rea
the battle for the Greek nenins
The Greeks still holding o
the Bulgarian frontier are "gi
unique example of heroism and
gation," said the Athens radi
elswhere contact with the Ge
- which was not broken off1
the capture of Salonika Wed
- has not been reestablished.
Italy Admits Loss
Of Red Sea Port
(By The Associated Press)
ROME. April 10.-Italy, adm
the loss of the Red Sea port 0
saua to British forces, said t
Fascist troops were driving into
slavia on two fronts to join th
man armies ripping through
Balkan nation.
The Italian thrusts into Yug
were from captured Kranj,i
treme northwestern Yugoslavia
the Sava Valley toward Zagre
from the central Albanian f
toward Tetova and Skoplje, r
German hands.
The air force claimed a more
part in the attacks on Yugo
Dispatches reported repeated a
on seaplane bases and other
tives.
Among the reports was the
inb of Sibenik harbor and r
station on the Adriatic, where
was reported blown up, and te
plane base at Divulje Wrana.
Fighting planes machine-g
barracks and concentrations c
tor vehicles near Podgorica o:
northern Albanian-Yugoslav fr
Fascist dispatches reported.
FDR Requests
Right To Sei:
Foreign Sh
WASHINGTON, April 10. -
Lest a, "growing shortage of sh
facilities" defeat the armamen
gram, President Roosevelt
asked Congress for authority t
mandeer any foreign-owned
lying idle in American waters.
"We should have statutory a
ity," he said, in a special m
"to take over any such vessels
needs may require, subject, ofc

to the payment of just coml
tion."
That Congress would comply
the President's request, none d(
The message and a proposed
of the legislation which accoml
ti, were referred in the Senf
the Commerce Committee.
The scope of the proposal7
theless caused some surprise.
ious discussions of the subjec
to do with the 39 Danish, two GC
and 28 Italian vessels which
seized March 30. Under the lar
of the President's messagei
patent the legislation requeste

Occupy

Croatian

y .______ . _ .

CIO University I
State Board Of,

The local union of the State,
County and Municipal Workers of
America, CIO, has announced that a
"labor dispute" exists between it and
the Board of Regents of the Univer-
sity, and promises "further action"
if its requests for collective bargain-
ing conferences with the University
are not met.
The declaration was contained in
a letter send by the union to the
State Labor Mediation Board noti-
fying that board of its intent of "fur-
ther action." Under Michigan law a
thirty day notice of any strike must
be filed with the Mediation Board.
The Union's contention that the
Board of Regents had given it no
reply to a request for an audience
was disputed by Shirley W. Smith,
vice-president and business manager
of the University, who commented
thus on the notice of intent to strike
filed with the Mediation Board:
Smith's Statement
"The story is prevalent that the
Board of Regents at its last meeting
denied the petition of the local for
a hearing, the purpose being to dis-
cuss collective bargaining, wage in-
creases, vacation and other matters.
The fact is that the Regents referred
the request to the University's labor
committee, consisting of President
Alexander G. Ruthven; Prof. John W.
Riegel, director of the bureau of
industrial relations; Regent Charles.
W. Hemans and myself.
"There is no reason why the Uni-
versity should not confer with any
group of employes, and indeed, rep-
resentatives of the labor organization
have met with the superintendent ofE
the hospital since the Regent's meet-
ing. No doubt the labor committee
Alumni Plan
Get-Togethers'
Edmonson Will Address
Kansas City Gathering
University Alumni Clubs through-
out the country are planning "get-
togethers" for the students and alum-
ni over the Spring Vacation, T. Haw-
ley Tapping, secretary of the Alumni
Association, announced.
In Washington, New York City and
Binghamton, New York, the local
alumni and students will have an op-
portunity to hear the Glee Club per-
form.
Tapping will speak at the gather-
ings in Charleston, North Carolina,
and Evansville,'Indiana.
Dean James B. Edmonson of the
School of Education will be the guest
speaker at the annual banquet of the
Michigan Alumni Club in Kansas
City, Missouri.
Rochester,New York, will be the
scene of a dinner-dance given by the
local alumni for the students and
alumni.
Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia
and Portsmouth, Ohio, will also have
parties given by the local Michigan
Alumni Clubs.

Union Notifies
Strike Intentions
will receive a request for a confer-
ence at an early date."
The Vice-President would not pre-
dict the outcome of such a meeting,
but he did explain that the "Regents
have always taken the ground, and
have so instructed its administrative
officers, that we may not bargain
collectively." We have met union rep-
resentatives many, times but not to
bargain collectively, he said, point-
ing out that "membership in a union
has never been prejudicial to a Uni-
versity employe. The attorney-general
has supported the opinionof the Uni-
versity's counsel that Act 176 of Pub-
lic Acts of 1939, making conferences
mandatory on employers, is not ap-
plicable to the State."
Union To Sit Tight
Joseph Exelby, president of the
local union, said that the union would
"sit tight" and await the action of
the Mediation Board. All former em-
ploye organizations of University
workers, both AFL and CIO, have
now become unified into Local 269,
he said.
Petition Results
Are Announced
Jordan Assistants' Course
To Train 25 Students
The temporary results of the recent
petitioning for student adviserships
in Jordan Hall were announced yes-
terday by Miss Esther Colton, social
director.
, Of the 25 upperclass women chosen
to take the six weeks' training course,
19 will eventually be selected to act
as assistants to next year's freshmen
women living in Jordan.
Members of the class of '44 who
will take the course are: June Anut-
ta, Needa Cain, Patricia McDonald,
Nancy Frank, Mona. Heath, Felice
Schapiro, Charlotte Papernick, Bar-
bara Smith and Mahala Smith. The
list of next year's sophomores con-
tinues with Elva Stokinger, Helen
Kressbach, Ann MacMillan, Barbara
Robinson, Jean Bisdee, Ruth Rodin-
beck and Rita Hyman.
Representatives of the class of '43
are Peggy Vickroy, Mildred Stern,
Nancy Filstrup, Louise Engell, Betty
Newman, Charlie Boyd and Gertrude
Inwood. The list is 1completed with
juniors Ellen Bates and Gertrude
Cohen.
At the first of the six weekly meet-
ings which will start on April 22,
Kenneth Morgan, Director of the
Student Religious Association, will
speak to the girls.
Trade Pact Signed
MOSCOW, April 10.-(P)-Soviet
Russia tonight signed an agreement
with German-occupied Norway for
an exchange of 'goods.
The ceremony followed more than
a month of negotiations with the
Norwegian delegation which came
here from Berlin.

Capital
Report Croats Forming
Separate Government;
Pavelic Called Leader
Raiders Drop Bombs
Again Upon London
(By The Associated Press)
BERN, Switzerland, April 10.-
German motor troops rolled tonight
into Zagreb, the capital of Old Cro-
atia, and German news agency dis-
patches said the patchwork kingdom
of Yugoslavia, had been ripped asun-
der by the formation of a separate
Croat state.
The Croats, long a large and rest-
less element of the kingdom of the
Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, were de-
clared to have established their own
nation under Dr. Ante Pavelic and an
extremist named Kvaternik, both
once sentenced to death for compli-
city in the assassination of King
Alexander in 1934.
Dr. Vladimir Macek, mild, bespec-
tacled old Croat peasant leader who
only last week accepted Vice Prem-
iership of the Yugoslav Government,
was portrayed as one of the prime
movers of the new Zagreb govern-
ment. This is a sensational about-
face, if true, for Macek long has been
known as an enemy of Pavelic and an
outspoken critic of the many assas-
sinations and terroristic plots laid
to Pavelic in his campaign against
Yugoslav unity.
It, was Macek, however, to whom
the German news agency Interna-
tionales Nachrichten Buro attributed
announcement of the new Croat
state in a radio address from Zagreb.
The German high command an-
onunced merely that Zagreb was oce
cupied and that the Croat population
greeted the Nazi troops joyously.
This conformed with Macek's as-
:erted advice to the public just be-
fore the ocupation to hang German
and Croat flags in their homes.
(Authoritative circles in London
immediately called the news "the
same old German game of setting up
a supposedly independent state in
a territory their armies are attempt-
ing to subjugate.")
According to the INB story, Macek
announced that Pavelic would head
she government, that he himself
would 'participate, and that "at this
ery moment' a Croat politician
aamed Kvaternik had been appoint-
d Vice Premier and was "taking
the administration in hand."
Raiders Drop Bombs
A gain On London
LONDON, April 11.-(P)- German
raiders attacking soon after the Nazi
ress published threats to "avenge
a hundred-fold" the destructive raid
'y the British on Berlin, dropped
bombs on London for the second time
in the last 20 days and fanned out
>ver other sections of England last
aight and early today.
London was under an alarm for
ibout five hours before the all-clear
vas sounded near dawn.
Church Heads
To Meet Here
April 16 To 18,
Unitarian and Universalist minis-
ters of this area will convene April
16, 17 and 18 at the Michigan Union
for their first localized conclave.
Edwin Palmer of Kalamazoo will
deliver a paper on "Worship," while
the Rev. Merrill Bates of Grosse

Pointe has chosen "Pradtical Church-
manship" for his topic.
"The Experimental Side of Lib-
eral Religion" is the field on which
Harold Scott of Flint will concentrate,
and the Rev. Tracy Pullman of De-
troit is also scheduled to speak before
the assemblage.
Discussion of world events at one
of the sessions will be led by Prof.
Preston W. Slosson of the history de-
partment.
Also to speak at the meeting are
the Rev. Lon Ray Call, secretary of
the Western Unitarian Conference,

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Two One-Act Plays Scheduled
By German Club For April_28

Julien Bryan To Discuss War,
South America In Talks Here

Scheduled for performance by
Deutscher Verein April 28, the two
one-act plays by Arthur Schnitzler,
"Literatur" and "Grosse Szene," are
the sixth program since the tradition
of putting on a German play each
year was revived.
Before World War Number One the
German Club produced a number of
classical and modern plays for the
school and public, renewing the tra-
dition several years ago with the
production of Schnitzler's "Der
Gruene Kakadu."
Among others shown since are the
plays, "Minna von Barnhelm," by
Lessing, "Das Konzert," by Hermann

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ment stress the pedagogical advan-
tage play. Students participating re-
ceive the benefit of training in pro-
nunciation, while the spectators have
an opportunity to see the acting and
hear German spoken, all of which
transcends the benefits of the writ-
ten exercise.
Taking part in "Literatur," the
story of two Bohemian artists, are
John Ebelke, Grad., as Klemens; June
Larson, '41, portraying Margaret and
Fritz Friedlaender, '41, as Gilbert.
Gertrude Gunz, Grad., is the won-
dering wife in "Grosse Szene," while

Julien Bryan, noted photographer,
will speak in Hill Auditorium Mon-
day, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day, April 21 through 24.
Speaking here in place of Dr. Beebe,
Bryan will discuss on each successive
night Argentina, Peru and Chile,
Turkey and the siege of Warsaw. He
is the chief photographer for the
March of Time and in that capacity
has been able to enter the danger
zones and potential danger zones of
the world.
Each of the lectures will be illus-
trated with documentary films and
will show the factors about the coun-
tries important in the Dresent crises.

endeavors to show what may be ex-
pected from this country in the
future, where her sympathies lie and
what strategy she will probably fol-
low.
Bryan was the last cameraman or
reporter in Warsaw during the siege
and so has the pictures showing the
latest developments recorded during
the period.
Patrons holding season tickets in
the Oratorical Series may be admit-
ted to the Bryan lecture by present-
ing their Beebe tickets at the door.
Other tickets for the series of four
can be purchased for one dollar, 75

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