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Dr. Ruthiven's
Liberal Record

Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Lewis' Attachk
Against AFL
Leaders Dims
Hope Of Unity.
Labor ChiefHits Proposal
For Peace With Rivals;
CIO Adopts Resolution
To KeepPresent Policy
Green, Dubinsky
Scored In Speech
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Nov. 19.-
(ZP)-A tumultous session of CIO's
annual convention, whipped into a
cheering frenzy during a bitter attack
by John L. Lewis against William
Green and the AFL leadership, served
notice late today that there would be
no immediate peace overtures to the
rival labor camp.
In a fighting angry mood, with the
cheers of the packed convention hall
sometimes drowning out his words,
Lewis blasted a proposal by Sidney
Hillman's Clothing Workers Union
for immediate conferences to explore
labor peace, possibilities.
No Possibility For Peace
"it would be a waste of time," he
declared, "to raise the hopes of the
millions of people in this country by
making it appear that there is any
possibility of peace."
WhenLewis finished, the conven-
tion adopted a recoiimendation that
CIO continue its present policy to-
ward labor unity. This includes the
maintenance of a standing committee
for any conferences, and continuance
of CIO's plans for organizing mass
production workers into one union
for each industry.
Frank Rosenblum of the Amalga-
mated Clothing Workers told the del-
egates earlier in the session that he
was not satisied with the progress
CIO had made in the last year and
"We want to explore the possibili-
ties for peace and if we can get peace,
we want 41it."
Lewis warmed up to his speech by
recalling that David Dubinsky, of
the International Ladies Garment
Workers Union, one of th founders
of the CIO, had left to -back to the
AFL fold.
Lewis Scores Dubinsky
"Where is Dubinsky today?" said
Lewis. "He is crying aloud now for
the AFL to abandon the crooks and
racketeers of the organization.
"And now comes the piercing wails
and laments of the Amalgamated,
and the say: 'Peace. Ain't it wonder-
"But there is no peace because you
are not yet strong enough to demand
peace on honorable terms."
Lewis brought the delegates to
their feet cheering when he said he
was not weary of the fight for in-
dustrial unionism he undertook to
lead five years ago, and that those
who had left CIO ranks to go with
the AFL had "taken the easy way
Lemke Favors
7-Year Term
For President

Scores Middle Class


Places Faith,
With Workers
"I've given up on Greenwich Vil-
lage. I'd rather talk to a bunch of
bricklayers than talk to a group of
Long Island socialites," Dorothy
Thompson, well-known feminine cor-
respondent, remarked In, a backstage
interview after her lecture last night.
The upper-middle class will have
to get rid of its smug, self-satisfied
air and realize that all is not well
with the 'est of society. "I can't talk
to these people any more," Miss
Thompson said, "they just sit there,
remark 'how interesting,' and then
go home to play bridge."
In reply to a remark made about a
column which recently appeared in
a Detroit paper Miss Thompson stat-
ed that there was no morale in the
Italian army. They are not fighting
for something which they feel is for
the good of Italy, she said, as they
did when they fought in Ethiopia.
The Italian people are actually terri-
fied of Hitler, but the Nazi influence
is so strong that they can't do any-
thing about it. "The Italians are
just pawns in the hands of Hitler."
"When I was in Italy this past.
spring I was amazed to see the young-
sters of twelve and thirteen shout-
ing their heads off at Fascist demon-
strations. They are really the ones
who are the Fascists; they and the
youth just a little older than they
are. There are ver'y few Fascists in
Italy who are over thirty."
This fear and this fighting which
the Italians are " now engaged in
against their will is too bad, Miss
Thompson remarked, because there
was really a remarkable development
and change taking place in the coun-
try. Now, by fighting, and under the
influence of Hitler, all that has been
gained may be lost.
When asked whether she intended
to go back to Europe, Miss Thompson
replied that there was no reason for
wanting to go back. America today
is far more interesting, far more ex-
citing than any other place in the
world. "The hope of the English-
speaking world is in America, and
I'm going to stick with it."
Miss Duffy To Speak
"The Division of Hygiene in Public
Health" will be the subject of an ad-
dress to be given today by Miss Mar-
garet Duffy at the Gragduate Lun-
cheon in the Russian Tea Room of
the League. This lecture is the fourth
in the "Know Your University" series,
sponsored weekly by the Graduate
Council, which describe the work
done by the various members in their

House Votes
Against Move
To Adjourn
Reverse Caused By Swing
Of Western Democrats
To Republican Minority
Senate Must Face
Walter-Logan Bill
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19. -(P)--
The House refused to end this Ses-
sion of Congress today, voicing by a
191 to 148 vote a feeling that so long
as the foreign crisis continues Con-
tress should stay on the job.
By its action it upset the plans
of Democratic leaders, who brought
up the adjournment resolution. The
leaders thus were presented with an
outright defeat on the first test of
their strength since the election of
two weeks ago.
Their reverse was caused by the de-
fection of 44 Democrats. These, in-
cluding particularly Democrats from
the West, comrio -x t V r votes with
those of a solid Republican minor-
ity to block the adjournment move.
President Roosevelt told re 'te rs
in response to questions, that the
vote against adjournment did not
make any difference to him. He has
stated that the question was one for
Congress to decide.
Asked whether he would "find
something for Congress to do," he
replied merely that more Army and
Navy promotions were coming along
all the time. No additional defense
measures were in prospect, he added.
A significant result of the vote
was that the Senate, too, was, held
in session to face the issue of approv-
ing, rejecting or laying aside the
highly controversial Walter-Logan
bill. Under the Constitution, neith-
er House can adjourn or recess for
more than three days without the
consent of the other.
The Waliter-Logan Bill, already
passed by the House, would facilitate
court appeals from the decisions of
such government agencies as the
Labov Board and the Securities Com-
Shortly before the House voted, a
motion was made that thevSenate
take up the bill-highly unpopular
in New Deal quarters-and it was
still pending at the close of the
day. That there is much sentiment
for the bill in the Senate is conceded
by its opponents, who also predict
that if it is passed, President Roose-
velt will veto it.
Following their defeat in the
House, Democratic leaders were un-
certain of their plans for the future.
Student Will Meet
Actress June Preisser
A dream will come true today when
William McNutt, '43, will meet his
"ideal woman," at the stage entrance
of the Fox Theatre, Detroit.
Long an admirer of June Preisser,
popular young movie actress, McNutt,
after attending her three afternoon
performances Monday, was more than
ever impressed and called her from
here in the hope of seeing her person-
"I was very surprised," McNutt
said last night, "that she even con-
sented to answer my telephone call.
I feel that it is an honor that she
has promised to meet me. I am so
excited I know I won't be able to sleep
1 tonight. But can anyone blame me?"

Tau Beta Pi
Initiates 19
Frank Burton Discusses
History And Progress
Of MilitaryEngineering
A D. Moore Acts ,
As Toastmaster
Nineteen seniors in the Engineering
College were initiated into Tau Beta
Pi, scholastic honorary society, with
a banquet in the Union last night at
which Frank Burton, Detroit consult-
ing engineer, served as principal
In his talk Burton discussed the
history of military engineering in the
Greek, Roman and Medieval periods
and described how it has helped in
the development of modern engineer-
He emphasized that present trans-
portation systems had their origin
in highways and bridges built for
military purposes, that sanitation
systems have arisen largely from be-
ginnings in army camps, and that
many modern machine tools were de-
veloped to make war implements.
Graduated Here In '07
Burton, who at the present time
is treasurer of the Burton Abstract
Co., graduated from the University
as a chemical engineer in 1907. While
at Michigan he was a member of the
varsity football squad and one of the
charter members of Tau Beta Pi.
Toastmaster of the evening was
Prof. A. D. Moore of the electrical
engineering department who took
great pains in describing the newly
formed International Order of Toast-
masters in which he holds approxi-
mately 17 positions.
The welcome to the new members
was given by Robert J. Morrison, '41E,
of Waukegan, Ill., president, while
Robert Peterson, '41E, of Ypsilanti
was chosen by the initiates to give
the response.
Initiates Listed
Those who were admitted into Tau
Beta Pi were Lee A. Anderson of De-
troit; H. Brace Battey of Rochester,
N. Y.; Emerson B. Blair of Rivers
Junction; Nelson E. Damm of Mus-
kegon Heights; James E. Davoli of
Buffalo, N. Y.; James E. Eastman of
Datona Beach, Fla.; Herbert D. Ham-
ilton of Ann Arbor and Frederick A.
Heddle of Ann Arbor.
The list continues with Samuel
R. Heller of Norfolk, Va.; George P.
Hogg of Pittsburg, Pa.; Gordon K.
Hood of Kenmore, N. Y.; Robert P.
Kimball of Grand Rapids; Woodrow
W. Rankin of Rochester, N. Y.; Earl
Schaefer of Spring Lake; James H.
Shaver of Grand ' Haven; Lewis F.
Smith of Auburn, N. Y.; Gordon A.
Stumpf of Kenmore, N. Y., and Paul
W. Theriault of Wegaunee.
On Scholarship
At IFC Banquet

(Associated Press Staff Writer)
The inclusion of King Boris of Bul-
garia in Hitler's current conferences
with European and Russian states-
men may indicate a new military,
stroke is in preparation.
A German march through Bulgaria{
to Italy's aid in Greece could very
quickly reverse the astounding spec-
tacle of Italian frustration. How-
ever, it would open a two-way war
corridor across Bulgaria, and no
no doubt Britain would take immed-
iate advantage of it.
Troops SentTo Guard Oil
Bulgarian entry into the war,
actively or passively, would expose
Germany's most vital war resource,
Rumanian oil, to instant British at-
tack because the British then would
be free to fly across Bulgaria from
their bases in Greece. And the one
obvious and understandable element
in Hitler's policy on the Balkan front
from the beginning of the War has
been concern over security of the
Rumanian oil field.
His first move in the East this fall
was to achieve that. German troops
and air forces were sent to guard the
'oil. There is much to indicate that
Italy's attack on Greece was danger-
ously delayed to permit the German
move to be completed.
If so, Italy has already paid a
heavy price for the delay. Weather,
as well as mountains, helped balk her
drive from Albania. The Greeks thus
far have not only held their foe, but
have taken the ball on downs, so to
Weather Stopped Italians
Had Italy struck weeks or seven
days earlier the story might have
been different. Snow and seasonal
rains in the mountains virtually nul-
lified Italian superiority in numbers
and mechanized battle equipment
and produced a military miracle.
Britain has had three weeks' time
to plant advance naval and air bases
on Greek soil. There is nothing in
the news to show just where they
are; but some of them must be pretty
close to Rumanian oil fields. Bul-
garian, Yugoslavian and Turkish
neutrality make them still unusable
for attacks on those fields, but Bul-
garian entry into the Axis war orbit
would remove that British handicap.
It is to be assmed British bombers

are already operating against Italy
from bases in Macedonia. If so,
they are within 300 miles air flight
across Bulgaria from Ploesti, pro-
duction and transportation center of
the Rumanian oil industry. And the
transpotation system by which that
oil reaches Germany is perhaps more
vulnerable to air attack than the oil
wells and storage tanks themselves.
It has acute bottlenecks like the iron
gate of the Danube River route.
mountain passes through which
single-track railroads run, pipe lines
and canals.
The rumoredaprice Hitler offered
Bulgaria for war collaboration is an
Aegean outlet via Greek territory.
That has a pig-in-a-poke look, as of
this writing. The British navy, from,
Greek mainland and insular bases,
controls the mouth of the Aegean.
It probably can add Italian bases in
the Dodecanese Islands to its setup
whenever it seems desirable to the
British high command.'
Center Will Hold
Holiday Dinner
At UnionToday,
Ruthven To Address 500
Faculty Guests, Students
At Thanksgiving Affair
More than 500 foreign students
and faculty will be honored guests
at the annual Thanksgiving dinner
given by the International Center at
6:30 p.m. today in the Union.
Dressed in costumes of their native
?ands the students from practically
every nation in the world will be
served the holiday feast in traditional
American home style. Guests will
be seated in the Union Ballroom at
tables of 12 with a faculty host and
hostess who will serve the turkeys.
Among the speakers will be Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven accom-
panied by Mrs. Ruthven who will
offer the greetings of the University.
As president of the Ann Arbor Rotary
Club Prof. Bennett Weaver will de-
liver the message on behalf of the
community. Monsignor Allen J.
Babcock of St. Mary's Chapel will
give the grace and Prof. Raleigh
Nelson, counselor to foreign students,
will act as toastmaster. Joseph Lee,
president of the Chinese Student
Club, will give the reply of the stu-
dents to the greetings.
A special surprise program will be
presented by foreign students who
will appear in their colorful costumes.
Among the guests who will carve
are Prof. and Mrs. Charles Fisher,
Prof. and Mrs. Wilfred Shaw, Prof.
and Mrs. Frank R. Finch, Prof. and
Mrs. Herbert J. Bloom, Prof. Howell
Taylor, Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Stell-
horn, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan, Prof.
and Mrs. Arno Bader, Dean and Mrs.
(Continued on Page 6)

German Aid To Italy May Call
For March Through Bulgaria

U.S. Considers Proposal
To Send Greece Supplies;
'Nazis Forming Coalition

Athens, American Offices
Send Appeal To Welles;
Need Aviation Material
Hungarians Confer
With Axis Powers
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19-()-In
response to an urgent appeal from
Greece, the United States tonight
took under consideration the question
of supplying planes and other war
material to that Balkan country.
Difficult problems stood in the way
of meeting the Greek request, how-
ever. Foremost among these was the
question whether military material
could be spared, without reducing the
amount being furnished to Greece's
ally, Great Britain.
The time element also was impor-
tant in view of a widely-held belief
here that Germany was preparing to
move down the Balkan Peninsula to
relieve the difficulties of her Axis
partner, Italy.
Sumner Welles, acting Secretary of
State, announced Greece's appeal for
aid, which he said was both through
the American legation in Athens and
through the Greek minister in Wash-
Greece asked, he said, for the op-
portunity' to purchase certain avia-
tion material and munitions in this
Ribbentrop, Ciano
Confer With Hungarians
BERLIN, Nov. 19.-(P-German
and Italian foreign ministers, Axis
political ringmasters, arranged to-
night for Hungary's turn in the busi-
ness of completing what informed
Nazis call "a coalition of all Europe
against England."
Premier Count Pal Teleky and
Count Istvan Csaky, Hungarian For-
eign Minister, are due at Vienna to-
morrow to confer with German For-
eign Minister Joachim Von Ribben-
trop and Italian Foreign Minister
Count Ciano.
In the midst of all this political
coming and going, reports were cur-
rent here that King Leopold of con-
quered Belgium, like King Boris of
neutral Bulgaria, had been among
those conferring with Adolph Hitler
in his Berchtesgaden Alpine retreat.
Official sources wouldn't deny it, say-
ing only they had "no instructions"
about such a visit.
Von Ribbentrop and Ciano arrived
in Vienna aboard special trains late
today. They were met by Baldur Von
Schirach, Governor and Nazi District
Leader for Austria, and were cheered
by crowds as they drove through the
,Speech Group
Hears Lecture

7rl Badly Injured
As Car Turns Over
Four Ann Arbor residents were in-
jured when a car in which they were
riding overturned in the middle of
the road, according to a report re-
ceived last night from the sheriff's
The car which overturned on
Huron River Drive, near Scio town-
ship, was driven by Gladys McFee,
15. Passengers were Betty Poland,
Betty , Loper and William Vogle, jr.
All have been discharged from St.
Joseph's Hospital except Miss Mc-
Fee, who is in a serious condition re-
sulting from head injuries.

Also Urges Four
Year Limit On
Of Governors,

Or Six

There should be a constitutional
amendment limiting the tenure of the
chief executive to one term of seven
years, William Lemke, Union Party
candidate for president in 1936 said
in a talk at the Masonic Temple last
Mr. Lemke, who was supported in
1936 by Rev. Charles E. Coughlin,
supporters of the Townsend plan,
and followers of the late Huey E.
Long, spoke under the auspices of
the National Farmer's Guild, which
is holding its convention, here.
The former Congressman from
North Dakota also advocated a four
or six year limitation on the term of
governors, and a limited term for
mayors in large cities.
He also stated that he had opposed
the sective service program from

Journalist Urges U.S. To Help
Britain In War With Germany

Assuming the role of a political
analyst and not that of an agitator,
Dorothy Thompson told a capacity
audience -'in Hill Auditorium last
night that we -are nearing the end
of an epoch and entering upon a
new, revolutionary era with some
form of socialism inevitable.
Miss Thompson appeared as the
fourth lecturer in the Oratorical As-
sociation Series and was introduced
by Mrs. Beach Conger, Sr.
It is not our business to save the
British Empire she claimed, but it is
up to us to save the heritage of the
English-speaking peoples of the
world. We can do this, not by being
afraid of what might happen if we

There is a danger that the privi-
leged classes who fear these basic
changes will take away their com-
forts, will seize the power of the state
and form a fascist state. The capi-
talists fail to realize, Miss Thompson
pointed out, the harm they are doing
society by maintaining this margin
of unemployment which is a requisite
of such an economy.
All this is vitally connected with
our foreign policy, she stated, be-
cause the world is closing in on us.
The Axis powers are steadily as-
suming the role of benevolent bene-
factor which Great Britain held at
the height of her power, but they
are doing things in their own way.
They are absorbing other countries

Phi Sigma Delta Receives
Cup For 2.78 Average;
Pledges Are Welcomed
The importance of scholarship in
the life and work of a fraternity man
was stressed by Dean of Students
Joseph Bursley, keynote speaker at
the annual Interfraternity Council
Pledge Banquet honoring nearly 500
pledges of 40 chapters last night in
the Union.
While fraternity life may have sig-
nificance in many varied ways, he
commented, proper attention to ac-
ademic matters is vital to the success
of the house. Yet, he added, scholas-'
tic standing is no direct reflection on
the actual intelligence of any chap-
ter's members, even though they may
stand at the bottom of the list.
Bernard Sisman, '41, president of
Phi Sigma Delta, received the IFC
scholarship cup from Dean Bursley,
on the strength of the 2.78 point av-
erage earned by the fraternity last
The pledges wererwelcomed to the
Banquet and to fraternity life by

Sophomores Draw First Blood
In Opening Interclass Warfare


The sophomores drew first blood in
interclass warfare last night and Ed-
win Shaw, '44E, of Detroit was the
Shaw, after being lured to The
Daily office by a false telephone
message, was pounced upon by a
group of 15 bloodthirsty men of '43,
"depantsed," bundled into a cab and
left at Death Gulch, beyond the cem-
etery on Plymouth Road.
The sophomores, posing as Daily
reporters and photographers, forced
the frosh leader into the delivery
room and proceeded to inquire about
how much damage he would do to the
3ophs on "Black Friday."
Shaw was eloquent in his remarks

told that she would care for them
until he came back - "if he came
Surprising his captors, Shaw ob-
tained a ride back into town shortly
after he was thrown from the cab
and returned to the Student Publica-
tions Building only a half hour after
his kidnappers.
The choice of Shaw as victim was
made by the Class of '43 because the
former had been one of the origin-
ators of the "flag plan," which will
be used by the freshmen in Friday's
battle, According to the plan, the
Class of '44 will meet in front of
the Union at 7:30 p.m. and gather
around the flag pole near the Natural
'SfnP Anr-envtrium at 8 n m A han-

Morrison Speaks

Drawing mainly from his wide ex-
perience in the field of highway con-
struction, Prof. Roger L. Morrison of
the transportation engineering de-
partment spoke last night before Sig-
ma Rho Tau, engineering speech so-
ciety on "Selling Highways."
Professor Morrison stated that the
main factor in selling roads is to
have something sound to sell. He said
that transcontinental superhighways,
so-called "roads of the future" and
proposed roads between state capitals
are not only impractical and extrava-.
gant, but smack somewhat of delir-
ium tremens. The real need today,
he said, is for radiating highways in
urban districts, not for concrete
stretches where the "rattlesnakes can
chase the jackrabbits."
Stating that as much money is lost
every yearrthrough accidents as is
spent on roads, Professor Morrison



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