THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Hold Initial
Membership Open To All
Students With Interest
Talamon Will Talk
Opening. its 34th year of activit3
on a newly organized baso, the Cer-
cle Francais will meet at 8 p.m. toda3
at the League..
In line with its program of closei
cooperation with the work of the
Department of Romance Languages,
the French club'this year had ex-
tended its membership to all students
having at least one college year or
two high school ,years of French, or
the equivalent, and to all students
and members of the University in-
terested in speaking French.
Meetings will take place on alter-
nate weeks, and all desiring member-
ship are invited to attend the open-
ing' program tomorrow., ,
Following the introduction of the
officers. George Kiss, Grad., presi-
dent; Richard Picard, Spec., vice-
president; Elsie Jensen, '42, secre-
tary, and Marilyn MacRitchie, '4*
treasurer, and Prof. Hayward Kenis-.
ton, chairman of the romance lan-
guages d'epartment, will welcome the
A short talk will be given by Prof.
Rene Talamon, of the Department of
Romance Languages, retiring direc-
tor of the club. Sjnce 1910 Professor
Talamon has been closely connected
with the club, serving as director be-
fore the war and continuously since
Prof. Charles E. Koella, pres'ent ad-
viser of the Cercle, will then discuss
"La France aujourd'hui." This talk
will be followed by a special presenta-
tion by Prof. Arthur Hackett of the
School of Music of a program, of
Refreshments will be served at the
close of the formal meeting.
Former members of the Boy Scouts
of America are invited to attend a
rau:hing meeting of the local chapter
3f Alpha Phi Omega, national scout-
,ng service frat=erity, at 7:30 p.m.
today in room 305 of the Union.
At the gathering the activities of
the organization will be outlined for
the rushees who will receive bids sub-
sequently and then serve a two mcn.h!
The Michigan chapter is one of
more than a hundred branches o
Alpha Phi Omega scattered through-
out the nation. The purpose of the
group is service to the univereity, to
the community, to scouting and to
the members of the fraternity.
Only requirement Tcr initiation is
hat the candidate be a scout or
°crmer scout. University cligi',ility is
unnecessary, and membership in a
regular campus fraternity does not
prevent inembership in Alpha Phi
The scouting fraternity has spon-
:oxed the "keep off the gra'.s" cam-
poign for the last two springs, the
fingerprinting campaign for the FBI
civil identification files, and Camp
Institute for Freshman Men.
Union To Start
1OC K E Y---In her Agua Ca-
liente, Mex., debut as a profes-
sional jockey, Anna Wiley took
second in a one-mile handicap.
She was recently licensed for
regular turf riding,
Elect Blaz Lucas, Harold
Rosenn To Positions
The spirit and liveliness of the
Univcrsity of Michigan Alumni Asso-
ciation and of the various University;
of iMichigan Clubs located throughout!
the natio'n is demonstrated by two
young alumni' who paid a visit Mon-
day to T. Hawley Tapping, General
Secretary of the Alumni Association.
Blaz A. Lucas and Harold W.
Roscnn, despite their youth, both
graduated from the University last
Jrne, held the office of secretary-
trcasurer in their University of Mich-
igan Clubs, of pary, Ind., and Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., respectively. Moreover, the
latter club was founded by Rosenn
who i new a lawyer in that city.
Lucas was very active, as an under-
graduate. In his senior year he was
President of the Interfraternity
Ccuncil, belonged to the 1941 Michi-
gantua, All Campus' Senior Honor
f scciety, and wa6 treasurer of Sigma
University Alumnus Gets
General Electric Posit-ion
Chcster H. Lang, an' alumnus of
the University, was announced re-
cenly as one of five new vice-presi-
dents elected to the board of direc-
tors of the General Electric Company.
Lang is chairman of General Elec-
tric's defense activities coordinating
committee and will continue as Man-
ager cf Apparatus Sales. He has been
with the company since 1919.
Trees from which co'rk is obtained
grow only in areas bordering the
Mediterranean, according to the De-
partment of Commerce.
UAW Demands Increases
For Novi Employes
LANSING, Oct. 28.--P)-The State
Labor Mediation Board reported to-
day the United Automobile Workers
Union-CIO has filed notice of inten-
ticb to strike against the Novi Equip-
ment Company of Novi, in a dispute
over its demands for a blanket raise
of 10 cents an hour for wage-earning
The aboard said the company is en-
gaged in defense production.
The union received exclusive bar-
gaining recognition for employes in
the plant October 10 when a group
of members of American Federation
of Labor members voted to join the
C10 en masse, because Ford Motor
Company employes affiliated with
the UAW-CIO threatened to refuse
to work on supplies produced for
Ford. The company employs 220 per-
The UAW-CIO cdnducted a strike
at the Novi plant October 2 to back
its demand for recognition. The stop-
page threatened to force layoff of
30,000 Ford employes for lack of auto
parts. The strike ended before acute
Slight Drop Seen
ip Gasoline Supply
Of Eastern States
NEW YORK, Oct. 28-04PA-Sup-I
plies cf gasoline on the Eastern sea-
board and in the Appalachian area
dipped slightly in the week ended
Oct. 25, the American Petroleum In-
'stitute reported today.
On the east coast stocks of finished
and unfinished gasoline totaled 19,-
547,000 barrels, against 19,559,000 in
the preceding week.
The daily average crude oil pro.
duction for the entire country de-
creased 11,750 barrels to 4,098,800
barrels from 'a week earlier and com-
pared with 3,640,300 barrels daily a
Total gasoline stocks of the nation
rose 759,000 barrels in the latest week
to a total of 83,343,000 barrels, the
report disclosed. A year ago the fig-
ure was 79,800,000 barrels.
Total estimated gasoline produc-
tion amounted to 13,686,000 barrels,
against 13,909,000 in the preceding
Michigan crude oil oi'tput for the
week averaged 58,650 barrels, a de-
crease of 550.
PRESI DENT REPORTS -- Surrounded by his aides and secret service men, President Roosevelt broadcast to the nation from
the Navy League dinner in a Washington, D. C. hotel. Standing b eneath the flag and naval decorations, he said that the "shooting
has started." On the stage with him were they First Lady (left) a nd Associate Justice Hugo Black (right). Saying the nation stood
ready to face its newest and greatest challenge, the 'President dec lared; "We Americans have cleared our decks and taken our
A RECORD LEAP - Arthur
Starnes floats earthward near
Chicago after leaping from air-
plane at 30,500 feet. His "free
fall" of 29,000 feet-lhe opened
his parachutes 1,500 feet above
the ground-exceeded all known
KNITS FOR D E F E N S E--one million sweaters by Christ- S H I P B U I L D E RTo the
mas for men in Uncle Sam's service is the goal of the Citizens 8,000 men in the Newport News
Committee for the Army and Navy, and you can bet Mrs. Richard 18,00 hibulinh dNewport Ne s
Sollman (above) will have several ready, especially with the help CVa.) Shipbuilding and Drydock
of Terry and Jack. Her husband is Capt. Richard Sollanan who'sCF
stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N. Y. era manager, is the old man.
He's 68, and has directed the
building of.some 350 ships dur-
ing his long career.