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OPM Requests
Bethlehem Co.,
Steel Workers
To End Strike
U.S. Offers Three-Point
Compromise; Meeting
On Grievances Asked
Hillman, Knudsen
Announce Proposals
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27-()-The
Office of Production Management
asked the Bethlehem Steel Company
and the Steel Workers Organizing
Committee (CIO) tonight to agree to
a three-point program to end the
strike in the company's Lackawan-
na, N.Y., plant immediately.
The proposal:
1. All employes of the plant to be
fully reinstated as soon as resumption
of operations will permit.
2. A conference to be held between
the company and the union to seek
adjustment of differences.
3. The OPM to "explore" with the
Labor Relations Board the possibility
of holding on election to determine
the bargaining agency at the Lack-
awanna plant.
Knudsen Gives Proposals j
William S. Knudsen and Sidney
Hillman, director and associate di-
rector of the OPM, announced the
proposal at a press conference, and
both said they hoped it would be ac-
cepted and the strike terminated by
tomorrow or Saturday.
"Our interest is in getting them to
work tomorrow morning and keeping
them at work," Hillman said.
The proposal was contained in
identical telegrams addressed to the
company, to Van A. Bittner, regional
director of the SWOC, and to Philip
Murray, president of the CIO and
chairman of the SWOC.
The telegrams were signed by
Knudsen and Hillman.
In response to questions, Hillman
said the proposed reinstatement
would cover all workers, including
those suspended recently. Their re-
instatement was an issue in the strike.
Hillman said the proposed reinstate-
ment would be without loss of sen-
iority or other rights.
Knudsen said J. M. Larkin, a vice-
president of the company, and H. A.
Moore, counsel, had come here today
at his request and had conferred with
him and Hillman just before to-
night's press conference. They have
returned to New York, Knudsen said.
Murray Declines
In Pittsburgh, Philip Murray, CIO
president, declined to comment upon
the OPM proposal, although an as-
sociate remarked it "seems to in-
corporate what we suggested be
Murray said he would await receipt
of the message direct, and then would
want to confer first with his assis-
tants in Buffalo.
Hillman also told reporters he had
hopes for an early settlement of the
strike at the Allis-Chalmers Manu-
facturing Company plant in Milwau-
kee. He said R. J. Thomas, President
of the United Automrbile Workers
(CIO), and Richard Frankensteen,
vice-president of the UAW and direc-
tor of aircraft for the CIO, would
confer with him and John M. Owens,
one of his aides, tomorrow morning.

Japan Subject
Of Neville Talk
Former Envoy To Siam
Will Lecture Today
"The Consolidation of Japan" will
be discussed by Mr. Edwin L. Neville,
former American Minister to Thai-
land, in a University Lecture at 4:15
p.m. today in Rackham Lecture Hall,
under the auspices of the political
science department.
Today's talk will be the third in a
series of four prepared by Mr. Nev-
ille whose program here includes par-
ticipation in the work of the political
science department in the field of in-
ternational relations and consultation
with students who are interested in
the United States Foreign Service as
a career.
Mr. Neville, who graduated from
the Tniversity in 1907. served as Con-

Townsend All-Stars
Battle Rens Five Today

-Daily Photo by Zeitlin
Jake Townsend's All-Stars held their final workout yesterday in
preparation for tonight's battle with the New York Renaissance pro
basketballers. In the above picture, reading from left to right, are
Town end, Frutig, Fishman, Thomas, and Rae. Harmon and Pink
were absent.
* * A

Race Looms
For Regents
GOP Convention Opens
Today In Grand Rapids;
Will Pick Two Regents
Steering Committee
Will Run Conclave
As Republican leaders gathered for
convention-eve confabs last night in
Grand Rapids, a wide-open race for
nominations to the two posts open on
the University Board of Regents ap-
peared probable..
Alfred Connable, Jr., of Ann Arbor
and Mason P. Rumey of Detroit
were rated leading candidates for
the Regents' nominations, with Sen.
Earl L. Burhans.4f Paw Paw, John
Mecheam of Battle Creek, and Ralph
Harwood of Kalamazoo also in the
Hemans And Cook
Incumbents Charles F. Hemans of
Lansing and Franklin M. Cook of
Hillsdale were nominated withoutt
opposition as candidates for the posi-
tions which they have held since
1933 at the Democratic conclave held
last week in Grand Rapids.
The Republicans were functioning
under the precedent-breaking "steer-
ing committee," established to avoid
factional strife in the contests for
state offices. The ultimate success of
the committee, composed of key state
office-holders, hinged upon whether
or not it could command the support
of the strategic Wayne delegation,
consisting of a solid bloc of 591 votes.
Major interest at the convention
centered about the nomination of a
candidate for highway commissioner,
also to be selected at the April 7
election. Party leaders were attempt-
ing to persuade Leroy C. Smith, long-
time engineer-manager of the Wayne
County Road Commission, t accept
the nomination to run against G.
Donald Kennedy, Democratic incum-
Steering Committee
The "steering committee" an-
nounced to early arrivals that they
would interview candidates, cam-
paign managers, county chairmen
and delegates and then attempt to
recommend to the convention body
those candidates whom they consid-
ered the strongest.
No interest was evident in the
nominations for the two vacancies
on the State Supreme Court. Al-
though Republican leaders were re-
luctant to endorse the two Demo-
cratic incumbents, no willing candi-
Idates were available.
Group Offers


Threatens Siam

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Jake Townsend will lead his squad
of Wolverinet All-Stars onto the
Field House court tonight to face one
of the top teams in professional bas-
ketball,. New York's colored Renais-
sance five, in a benefit game to raise
funds for the Women's Athletic As-
sociation's swimming pool. The fes-
tivities will get under way at 7:a0
p.m., with the main attraction sched-
uled for 8:30.,
A preliminary girls' game between
two all-star teams from the WAA
leagues will open the show. The new
Matmen Lose
To Penn State
Victories By Courtright,
Galles Highlight Meet
(Special to The Daily)
STATE CLLEGE. Penn.. Feb. 27.
-Michigan's wrestling team started
its two-meet trip by losing to Penn
State's strong grapplers here tonight,
14 to 12 before 3,000 fans.
A fall by State's sophomore star,
Charlie Ridenour, was the home
team's margin of victory. It was
scored after 30 seconds of the second
period in the first bout. Freddy Kle-t
mach put up a game fight but suc-
cumbed to a punishing front stretch
and double bar.
Despite valiant efforts by Bill
Courtright and Jim Galles in the last
two bouts, both Wolverines were held
to decision triumphs and the Lions
coasted into victory.
Both Courtright and Galles, the
latter battling the 230 pound Jack
Kerns, were credited with near falls.,
(Continued on Page 3)

rules, which have made the girls'
game as exciting and colorful as
most men's encounters, will be
demonstrated in the tilt.
Preceding the main attraction, in
Madison Square Garden style, the
players of both teams will be individ-
ually spotlighted and introduced over
a public-address system. Another
former Wolverine performer was add-
ed to the program with the an-
nouncement that Howard "Jeep" Me-
haffy, ex-varsity fullback, would ref-
eree the main contest. The Varsity
Band will play before and during the
The All-Star quintet staged a
lengthy workout at the Field House
yesterday afternoon in final prepara-
tion for the contest, and worked
smoothly as a unit in spite of the
comparatively short time they have
been drilling.
Hank Hatch, equipment manager
for Wolverine varsity teams, who is
Tickets for the WAA Benefit
Basketball Game will be sold on
campus today at various times
and places by Sigma Delta Chi
members and pledges.
coaching the All-Stars, pronounced
himself satisfied after the workout
and promised that his players would
"give a good account of themselves"
against the crack New Yorkers.
Hatch will not name his starting five
until game time, but a tentative line-
up will have Townsend and Tom
Harmon at the forward posts,'big
Jim Rae at center, and Charlie Pink
and speedy Herm Fishman holding
down the guard positions. Eddie
Thomas and gridder Ed Frutig will
also be ready for service, in addition
(Continued on Page 3)

Russia Raises Objections
To Nazis' Balkan Moves;

Japs Prepare For Action;
French Fail To Concede
To Thailand's Demands
Border Dispute
Cause Of Tension
(By The Associated Press)
VICHY, France, Feb. 27.-The
French government appeared tonight
to have taken a strong attitude to-
ward the border dispute between
French Indo-China and Thailand,
and was reported massing troops on
the Indo-Chinese frontier ready to
resume hositilities if the armistice
This position was taken in the face
of reports here that Thailand, which
had originally demanded nearly a
third of Indo-China, had now modi-
fied its demands and that these, in
their later form, had full Japanese
The French have offered only a
small concession around Bassac, a
region on the right bank of the Me-
kong River, and, it was stated, were
unwilling to yield further.j
Border Dispute
Is Cause Of Unrest
(By The Associated Press)
TOKYO, Feb. 28-Indicating in-
creasing tension and lack of agree-
ment in the French Indo-China crisis,
Japanese Nationals have been or-
dered to leave Saigon, it was asserted
today in reliable official quarters.
It wa's said the action was taken
to enable the Japarnese Government
to adopt full freedom of action in the
event its mediation efforts between
French Indo-China and Thailand
should fail.
Japan already has delivered an ul-
timatum to Indo-China, according to
reliable sources, demanding that it
yield by midnight tonight to Japan's
final proposal for settling the border
war with Thailand or suffer "force-
ful action."
Tom Harmon
Accepts Film
Agent's Offer
Tom Harmon said today that he
had authorized the Crosby Agency of
Hollywood to draw up a movie con-
tract with Paramount Pictures.
"Larry Crosby wired terms of a
contract which will be too good to
turn down," Harmon said. "It calls
for one picture and gives an option
on others after that. This leaves me
free to return in the fall for radio
He said that he had asked that
Forest Evashevski also be given a
part in the picture, but no reply pas
been received. He did not divulge the
terms offered. Hollywood sources
announced that writers would start
on the picture in the next few days
and production will get under way
this summer. According to the an-
nouncement, Tom will tote a football

Class Of '42E
May Graduate
Next February


Crawford Will Serve
Special Committee

British Say 'Full Accord'
Reached On Turkish
Relations With England
Tension In Balkans
BUCHAREST, Feb. 27.-(P)-Sovi-
at Russia was reported tonight to
have done an about-face and raised
strong objections to a German thrust
through Bulgaria to Greece, leading
to a speedup of military preparations
by Yugoslavia, the country which
might offer a second-choice pathway
to the Nazis.
This turn of events, plus a threat-,
fned British diplomatic break with
Bulgaria, and British-Turkish nego-
tiations in which the two nations
were said to have reached "full agree-
ment" on Balkan and Eastern Medi-
terranean problems, brought a sud
den rise in the already high Balkan
Diplomatic advices reaching Buch-
arest said Yugoslavia began calling
up reservists on individual orders.
Yugoslav Foreign Minister Alksan-
der Cincar-Markovic suddenly re-
turned without explanation to ,Bel-
gr'ade after taking part in ratfication
of a Yugoslav-Hungarian friendship
pact at Budapest.
The reported change of attitude
by Soviet Russia, heretofore repre-
sented as acquiescent to German
transit through Bulgaria, was said to
have increased fears in Belgrade that
Adolf Hitler now might attempt to
sweep down Yugoslavia's Vardar
Valley to Salonika instead of taking
the mountainous way through Bul-
England, Turkey
Reach Full Accord
ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 27.-(IP)-
Britain and Turkey reached "full
agreement on all points" today con-
cerning the Balkans and the eastern
Mediterranean, a British spokesman
announced, and observers 4xpected a
discussion of the relations of Turkey
and Soviet Russia to follow.
Even while British Foreign Secre-
tary Anthony Eden and Turkish lead-
ers wound up their conferences, Sir
Stafford Cripps, British ambassador
to Russia, was on his way here from
Moscow. He will arrive in Ankara to-
The importance of the Soviet
Union's role in the shifting Balkan
picture was emphasized by the fact
Sir Stafford flew through a heavy
storm while en route to Istanbul.
In announcing the quick British-
Turkish agreement, Eden's secretary
asserted today's conferences were so
successful that further joint diplo-
matic and political conversations
were unnecessary.
Gophers Blank
Puckme, 8,0


Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the Col-
lege of Engineering will leave for
Pittsburgh tomorrow where he will
serve on a special seven-man com-
mittee chosen to study the possibility
bf graduating the engineers of the
Class of 1942 in February.
The Dean was appointed to this
committee last week by the Society
for the Promotion of Engineering Ed-,
ucation which has been commissioned
to investigate this situation through-
out the country by the United States
Office of Education.
The committee was formed earlier
this month after a recent study which
revealed that more than 40,000 po-
sitions are available for graduating
engineers and that only 12,000 stu-
dents are expected to graduate in
If the group believes that degrees
can be given at a sufficient number
of schools in February, it is possible
that such an action may be taken.
This, some observers feel, will be of
aid in alleviating the shortage of
engineers in today's defense indus-
Youth To Convene
For Peace Forum
Students seeking a public forum
in which to express their views on
national peace will have the oppor-
tunity at 3:30 p.m. today when a
local town meeting of youth convenes
in Unity Hall under the sponsorship
of local representatives at the recent
national Town Meeting in Washing-


Makes Two


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Engineering alumni from all parts
-of the United States will convene here
on Saturday, March 29, for a one-
day conference, which will be high-
lighted by an address by Gov. Mur-
ray D. Van Wagoner on "The En-
gineer in Public Life."
The address will be given at a
luncheon meeting in the Union at
Which the alumni will be welcomed
by President Alexander G. Ruthven
and Dean Ivan C.,Crawford of the
College of Engineering. The latterswill
describe to the conference "Engin-
eering at Michigan."
At the same time, citations will be
presented to 10 of the alumni for dis-
tinguished service in the field of en-
Although every one of the Univer-
sity's 16,000 enginleering graduates
have been asked to attend the con-
ference, personal invitations were on-
ly sent to the 6,000 alumni in the
Detroit area because of the inability
of most out-of-town engineers to
spend the time required away from
their defense work.
The conference is being given in
conjunction with the Engineering

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Alumni Conclave

Two students of the University will
be given the opportunity to study
in Mexico during the 1941 Summer
Session, Prof. E. A. Mercado of the
romance languages department an-
nounced yesterday.
La Sociedad Hispanica is inaugu-
rating two $50 scholarships to the
National University of Mexico for
students of the Spanish language.
This amount is sufficient to cover
the students' tuition, books and inci-
dentals, Mercado said.
Selection of the student will be
decided by a comprehensive, com-
petitive examination on the Hispanic
field, to be given about April 25.
Other factors which will influence
the final choice are past scholastic
records, previous interest in Spanish
and the need for financial assistance.
A committee composed of Prof.
Joseph Lincoln, Prof. Nelson W. Ed-
dy and Prof. Jose Albaladejo has
been appointed to make the selection
of the two students.
Mercado emphasized that the com-
petition is open to all undergraduates
of the University who have studied,
or are studying, Spanish, and who the
committee feels would profit by a
summer at the University of Mexico.
All students interested should inter-
view Professor Lincoln in Room .100
of the Romance Language Building
before the date of the examination.


Paces Minnesota
Three Goals

i ,

before the cameras.

U.S. Must Aid In Reconstruction
Of Europe, Dr. Schairer Declares

Whether the United States stays
out of the war or not, it must be pre-
pared to contribute to the reconstruc-
tion of Europe through education, Dr.
Reinhold Schairer, head of the De-
partment of International Relations
and Studies of London University In-
istitute of Education, declared in a
University lecture yesterday.
"European schools have much to
learn about the system of equality
which permeates American institu-
tions," Dr. Schairer said. "The tech-
bique of this system could be one
of many contributions to European
He observed that the readiness of
the United States to cooperate in edu-
cational reconstruction would be of

continuation of the struggle begun
by Metternich around 1820, Dr.
Schairer noted that Hitler is using
the same tactics in suppressing free-
dom and democracy.
He pointed out that between 1820
and 1850 teachers and defenders of
liberty emigrated from the battlefield
of Europe and enriched America at
the expense of their native lands.
"This time the fight for freedom
in Europe will be solved,"'Dr. Schair-
er stated. "The millions who stand
for liberty will not emigrate but will
achieve a victory througheducation,,
Citing Italy as an example of what
happens to totalitarianism when put
to the severest test, he predicted that
a similar collapse will occur in Ger-

Minnesota's mighty Gopher hockey'
team pushed a grand total of eight.
goals past Hank Loud to take an
8-0 victory last night at the Coliseum
but it was Hank's ball game, none the
less. The little Michigan net-minder
turned in one of the greatest exhibi-
tions ever seen on the local rink.
Loud was all over the area around
his goal, leaping and diving, kicking
the puck out, batting it aside with
his stick or catching it. It is signifi-
cant to note that not a single one of
the eight Minnesota tallies was scored
by a Gopher player skating in on
Hank and beating him cleanly.
Every score came on a rebound
shot, a pass to an uncovered player
or a shot on which Hank was blocked
out of the play by a crowd of players
in front of the goal.
Defensemen Bert Stodden and
Johnny Gillis also rate a share of the
orchids ifr any are to be given to
Michhigan Mlayers. Both lads played


through the East and West Engin-
eering Buildings in the morning pri-
marily to give them an opportunity

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