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The Union Shop
And Hitler...



Hull, Kurusu Hold
Long Conference;
CIO Upholds FDR



Secretary Of State, Envoy
Remain Silent On Result
Of Three-Hour Parley
UMDW elegation
Opjoses Resolution
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18)- -
Secretary of State Hull conferred for
two hours ahd forty-five minutes to-
day with Japan's Ambassador and
special envoy, but he indicated after-
wards that the discussion which may
settle the question of war or peace
still remained in an exploratory stage.
Ambassador Kichisaburo Nomura
struck an optimistic note, however,
both before the parley and after it.
Before he entered ull's office With
Saburo Kurusu, the spcial envoy, he
genially asked waiting reporters:
"Why. are the newspapers here all
so gloomy? We are all so hopeful."
'Fighting Mood'
He added with a smile:
"You Americans are always in a
fighting mood. Why are you so war-
When they "emerged after almost
three hours with the Secretary, a
reporter asked Nomura:
"Do you still feel hopeful, Mr. Am-
bassador?" To which the Ambassador
shot back with a smile: "Yes, we do."
Kurusu, when asked if he still
thought he would get "that touch-
down" (he said on his arrival in San
Francisco; he hoped to carry the ball
for a toucdown), thought a moment
and said:'
"I don't know."
Afterward at Hull's press confer-
ence qu stioners soughttoestablish
whether the Secretary of State shared
Ambassador Nomura's outspoken op-
timisrli. But Hull measured his words
and emphasized twice that he was
trying not to say anything which
possibly might be misunderstood.,
Discussion General
He said he and the Japanese diplo-
mats had discussed matters of gen-
eral onsidration rather than those
of a special nature. When asked if
he and his visitors were in agreement
on any of the points discussed, he
replied that he could not say at this
stage without running the risk of
being misunderstood.'
Hull said he expected to meet the
Japanese again, probably tomorrow.
CIO Supports Foreign
Policy Uf Administration
DETROIT, Nov. 18. -(P)- Full
support of President Roosevelt's
foreign policy was voted by the Con-
gress of Industrial Organizations at
its annual convention today while a
group of followers of John L. Lewis
sat in glum silence and refused to
give their approval.
Delegates adopted a resolution
commending the Chief Executive's
"forthright" stand in the foreign
field, attacking Charles A. Lind-
bergh-whose name provoked a scat-
tering of hisses-and urging exten-
sion of all possible aid and coopera-
tion to Great Britain, the Soviet
Union and China.
UMW -Remains Seated
An overwhelming majority of the
delegates rose in approbation but
most of the delegation of United
Mine Workers-John L. Lewis' own
union-and most of the representa-
tives of the United Construction
Workers organizing committee, in-'
cluding their chairman, A. D. Lewis,
brother of John L. Lewis, remained
Passage of the resolution was re-
garded as a personal victory for Mur-
ray, who, as vice-president of the
UMWA, declared that "in the cap-
tive mine case I shall be at the beck
and call of President Lewis and my
"Never have I betrayed them, and

never shall I betray them," he added.
Urged To Cooperate
Earlier, President Roosevelt sent a
message to the convention urging the
CIO to cooperate in the defense pro-
gram "without interruption and de-
lay," and called for peace in the
ranks of organized labor in the name
of patriotism and for the sake of
national unity.
The resolution adopted by the dele-
gates advocated a quick defeat for
Nazi Germany.

'The Puritan.
To open Here
Famed for his production of the
prize-winning movie, "The Informer,"
Liam O'Flaherty has written another
story, filmed in France, which has
aroused even more comment-and
controversy-than his first offering.
"The Puritan" will be shown by
the Art Cinema League at 8:15 p.m.
tomorrow, Friday and Saturday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Tickets are on sale in the theatre box
The Puritan of the title is a young
journalist, Ferriter, who murders a
prostitute at the 'outset of the film
and then tries to justify his act by
calling it a blood sacrifice designed
to liberate mankind from evil.
The editor of his paper, urged to
use the murder as a springboard
for wholesale denunciation of evil,
promptly fires the young man out of
the door; the priest to whom he con-
fesses the deed raises his hands in
shocked horror, and even another
prostitute to whom he turns for re-
lief and understanding, fails to com-
prehend him in his maunderings
about God, the Anti-Christ, and the
hellish despair into which he falls.
It is only when the police finally
catch up with him, formally accuse
him of the murder, and persuade him
to confess that he committed the
murder because of his sensual love
for the girl, that he finally finds
peace and freedom for his soul.
"The Puritan" is one of a series of
notable films offered by the Art Cin-
ema League throughout the year.
Prof. Garstang
To Talk Today
'Hittite Civilization' To'Be
Archaeologist's Topic
"Hittite Civilization" will be the
subject of a University Lecture to be
delivered at 3:15 p.m. today in the
Rackham Amphitheatre by Prof.
John Garstang, one of Great Britain's
outstanding archaeologists.
Professor Garstang is in this coun-
try doing work with the Oriental In-
stitute of the University of,- Chicago.
He holds the chair of the iTeory and
practice of archaeology at the Uni-
versity of Liverpool.
He has conducted excavations in
England, the Sudan, Syria and Asia
Minor. The results of his work have
been published in a series of scien-
tific articles.
Professor Garstang is no stranger
to the University campus, having lec-
tured here last year on problems of
Biblical history.
The lecture, given under the aus-

Is Proposed
By Buckeyes
Wooden Indian Would Be
Award To Grid Victor
In Traditional Contest
Senate Requests
New Suggestions
That football game Saturday isn't
the only challenge Michigan has re-
ceived from Ohio State.
In a letter sent to Bill Todd, '42,
president of the Student Senate, the
Buckeyes' student representatives
have proposed the establishment of a
permanent trophy for the winner of
the annual Michigan-Ohio State foot-
.ball game. "Mo," a wooden Indian,
is the symbol suggested by Ohio
State's senate and they expect "to
see a whole lot of the trophy after the
"Although I'm fairly certain they
won't see the thing," Todd retorted
There will be a special meeting of
'the Student Senate at '7:30 p.m. to-
day in the Union to consider Ohio
State's trophy proposal. It is neds-
sary that every Senator attend and
all students with suggestions are
also invited. Room will be posted
on Union bulletin board.
yesterday "I'm positive that Michigan
students can think up a trophy
equally as clever and original as
"Mo." There will be a 'suggestion
box' on the Union desk today, and we
need your ideas immediately if we
can keep the trophy after Saturday."
Illness Takes
0. L. Smith
(Special to The Daily)
DETROIT, Nov. 18-A Michigan
graduate who rose from farmhand
and railroad laborer to one of Michi-
gan's most successful prosecuting at-
torneys, O. L. Smith, '13L, died here
today. He was 62 years old.
The man who was an unsuccessful
Republican candidate for governor on
an anti-Boss platform in 1940 served
as prosecuting attorney of Gratiot
County from 1914 to 1921, as assis-
tant state attorney general from 1921
to 1926 and as United States district
attorney during the prohibition era.
During his term as assistant in
charge of the criminal division under
Attorney General Merlin Wiley,
Smith prosecuted some of the state's
most famous cases.
He suffered a relapse several days
ago following an illness that necessi-
tated hospitalization last June. No
arrangements have been made for the
November 'Garg'
Repeating its record of last month,
Gargoyle yesterday chalked up an-
other sellout of its monthly maga-
While a limited numbev of copies
remain on local newsstands, only
those who possess year subscriptions'

Call Crow
To Occupy
Elections Of Senior Class
Put Sharernet, Radford
In L.S.&A. Positions
Education, Forestry
Heads Are Chosen
Norman Call, of Norwalk, Ohio,
was elected president of the senior
class of the literary college yesterday
in the elections for senior officers in
four schools.
Agnes Crow, Highland Park, was
chosen vice-president, John Share-
met, Detroit, secretary and Mildred
Radford, Brooklyn, N.Y., treasurer.
In the education school David Nel-
son, Detroit, was elected president.
The winner of the vice-presidential
post was Marny Gardner, Ports-
mouth, O. Albert Hyde, Grand Rap-
ids, is secretary and Jean Johnson
Stanley Sayre, Terra Haute, Ind.,
was chosen president of the senior
class in the business administration
school. Robert Travis, Pontiac, is the
new vice-president, Charles Le Claire,
Ferndale, secretary and Russell
Braga, Rochester, treasurer.
In the forestry school Carl Lan-
genbach, West Bend, Wis., was elec-
ted president, Lawrence Howard,
Orange Park, Fla., vice-president,
Samuel Bellanca secretary and Rob-
ert Neelands, Honolulu, Oahu, T. H.,
The senior officers in the law, mu-
sic and architectural schools were
automatically elected, as there were
no opposing candidates.
In the law school the offices are
Don Treadwell, Grosse Pointe, presi-
dent; Jack Shuler, Pontiac, 'vice-pres-
ident; Edward Adams, Marshalltown,
Ia., secretary, and John Hall, Rock-
ford, Ill., treasurer.
The music school officers are John
Rohrer, Detroit, president; Arthur
Hills, Joliet Ill., vice-president; Ed-
ward Ostroski, Ann Arbor, secretary,
and Dorothy Ager, Ann Arbor, treas-
The architectural school senior of-
flcers iiIa6 e Walte ' J s on, Three
Oaks, president; Robert Henick, Chi-
cago, vice-president; Elizabeth Hen-
kel, secretary, and Dorothy Wiedman,
Ann Arbor, treasrer.-
Col. Gen. Udet
Dies In Crash
German Airman Is Killed
While Testing Weapon
BERLIN, Nov. 18.-(YP)-Col. Gen.
Ernst Udet, German air hero of the
first great war and charged in this
conflict with the task of keeping
Adolf Hitler's air force supreme, has
been killed while testing a secret
weapon, it was announced officially
Udet, 45, and quartermaster gen-
eral of the air force, died yesterday
of injuries before he could be taken
to a hospital. Adolf Hitlerbordered
a state funeral in his honor and the
German press spoke proudly of his
"Never left it to others to test new
equipment but always took that job.
himself," the Boersen Zeitung said.
This was the only explanation as
to how a colonel general, next in
rank to a marshal, could be killed
during a war-time test. Inquirers
were told the "new weapon" was a

military secret, hence no details of
the accident would be furnished.
Udet's death was a heavy blow to
Nazi air leaders who credited him
with many technical improvements,
among them the first floating rescue
buoys floated in the English Channel
so downed fliers could rescue them-
selves from the water.
As chief engineer and'.head of sup-
ply his job was to spur designers and
craftsmen to peak performance.
Field Marshal General Herman
Goering, a comrade of the "glue and
wire" World War combat days when
Udet shot down 62 enemy planes,
had promoted Udet rapidly in his
Reich Air Ministry.
Frustrated Pedestrians
Purloin Idle Bicycles
"Bicycle Built for Two" is probably
the theme song of the thief s who
stole three bicycles valued at a total
of $50 early yesterday morning from
the Union and East Quadrangle bi-
cve racks.

After Mediation


Work Stoppage Is Seen
In Eastern Coal Fields

Non-Strikers Leaving Captive Mine


After working their regular shift, non-strikers left the Red Lyon
mine, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation at Union-
town, Pa, CIO workers remained on strike in the captive coal mines.
Russians Hold Kalinin 'Corner
To P revent Siege OfMoscow

A stonewall stand by the Red Army
at the Kalinin 'bastion of Moscow's
far-spread defenses is doing more
than the reported rout of German
Nowhere along the 300-mile arc of
the Moscow fighting front between
those pivots is more at stake than
at the Kalinin corner on the upper
Volga. If the Germans smashed that
river front, the vital Archangel-Vol-
ogda-Moscow rail route would lie ex-
posed even if the now-stalled Nazi
thrust from the Leningrad area to
Tikvin made no further headway. It
would mean a gravely tightened siege
ring about Moscow, menacing Rus-
sian hopes of holding that city
through the winter.
It is now clear that the Tikhvin
Three Army Aviators
Killed In Bomber Crash
SPRINGFIELD, O., Nov. 18-(,P-
Three officers of an Army bombard-
ment squadron perished today in the
crash of a B-26 medium bombing
plane at North Hampton, 12 miles
northwest of here.
The men were testing war planes
for the Army Air Corps at Patterson
Field, Dayton, and their ship spiraled
from great height into a cornfield.

thrust toward Vologda Junction was
designed by the Nazi command to
overcome the stalemate at Kalinin.
That rail and river city seems now
completely in Russian hands. Both
the direct attack and the Nazi at-
tempt to outflank it from the south
in the Volokolamsk push have bogged
Nazi forces reached Kalinin in a
surprise dash across difficult terrain
from the southern slopes of the Val-
dai plateau. They still lack adequate
supply routes for operations of the
size that the prolonged battle for
Kalinin has reached. The Russians
still hold the Rhjev salient along the
Volga west of Kalinin which covers
the only good rail and road connec-
tion that could give the Germans in
the Kalinin fighting an adequate sup-
ply line.
As it is, the Leningrad-Moscow
rail artery seems still free of Ger-
mans north of Kalinin to the Lenin-
grad region. Coupled with a Finnish
report that there is a 50 mile gap
in the German-Finnish seige ring
about Leningrad and that Russian re-
inforcements are being poured in to
hold it open, the situation presents
possibilities of Red encirclement of
the Nazi spearhead at Tikhvin. If
that developed the communications
between Leningrad and Moscow could
be restored, provided Kalinin also
could be freed.

Violence In West Virginia
Brings Trooper Action
In Strikebound Captive
FDR Challenges
Lewis' Position
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. -(M)- A
work stoppage by thousands of com-
mercial coal miners in sympathy with
the strike of their fellow unionists in
the captive pits became imminent to-
night after a day which saw a fur-
ther rebuke by President Roosevelt to
John L. Lewis but no specific govern-
ment action.
William Blizzard, district vice-
president of the CIO-United Mine
Workers Union in West Virginia, pre-
dicted that all the 550 mines in that
state, employing 105,000 men, would
be closed within 48 hours. Already
4,000 miners in one county have bee
out two days on a sympathy strike
and tonight three mines in another
county, employing 1,500 men, were
reported idle.
Sympathy Walkout
From Kentucky came an announce-
ment by Edgar Reynolds, union field
representative, that 6,000 miners in
the 32 pits of the Hazard coal field,
all commercial mines, would stage a
sympathy walkout tomorrow.
Sympathy walkouts closed 13 addi-
tional commercial mines in Pennsyl-
Mr. Roosevelt challenged the val-
idity of Lewis' position in demanding
a union shop-for the captive mines
but said he had no news as to what
steps he might be planning to take
to get the mines back in produotion.
Disagreement Seen
At a press conference, the Chief
Executive disagreed with Lewis' con-
tention that to accept an open shop
in the captive mines would invalidate
the United Mine Workers' contract
with the commercial mines of the Ap-
palachian area. Lewis replied im-
mediately, saying in effect that he
had made a true statement of the
Meanwhile, expectation of govern-
ment action was whetted by state-
ments from those closely associated
with the President that he was of
the opinion that the time to "crack
down" on Lewis, and on all interrup-
tins in defense productio, had
ar ived.
Troopers Called
Fn West Virginia
GARY, W. Va., Nov. 18-(P)-Al-
most 200 state troopers were ordered
into the major trouble spot of the
captive mine strike tonight as in-
dependent union miners addressed an
appeal for protection to President
Superintendent John W. Bosworth
of the state police ordered in all
available men to preserve order, af-
ter two men were wounded at one
captive mine attempting to operate.
Sends Telegram
W. T. Nunally, president of the
Independent Associated Miners Un-
ion, which opposes the United Mine
Workers five-state strike to enforce
a union shop for captive mines, said
in a telegram to President Roosevelt:
"We have been cut, stabbed, shot,
maimed, bombed and feloniously as-
saulted for no reason except we want
to work. We need protection."
Aid Of Governor Sought
Similar telegrams were sent to Gov-
ernor M. M. Neely and Sheriff Lucian
Fry of McDowell County.
Governor Neely replied immedi-
ately, saying that the had ordered an
There was no evidence of pickets
as the night shift went to work. About
150 men, or a third of a shift, entered
the biggest mine, No. 6, which had
been closed to the day men by pickets.

Tenure Act Repeal
Sought By Petition
Referendum petitions are now be-
ing circulated in Ann Arbor seeking
the repeal of the teacher tenure act
under which School Superintendent
Otto W. Haisley appealed during the
recent school board controversy.
A matter of local option, the ten-
ure act may be repealed by a majority
vote if 10 ner cent of the eligible

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pices of the Department of History, to Gargoyle may obtain copies in
will be open to the public. the Student Publications Building.
The history department will also Notable among the features of the
sponsor a lecture on "Medieval Manu- November football issue are pictures
scripts" by Prof. Chalfont Robinson of the season's football highlights
Nov. 27, in the W. K. Kellogg Foun- and a faculty symposium Lescribing
dation Institute lecture room. the "Impact of World War II."
Quipping Quintet To Face Faculty Five:
University Minds Out To 'Get'
Quiz Kids At Monday Program

Second Contingent Organized:
American Field Service Seeks
Volunteer Ambulance Drivers

Warning to the notorious Quiz
Kids-there is a warrant out for
your mental arrest.
The University of Michigan faculty
is hot on your trail.
Ace investigators are watching your
every move to prevent you young up-
starts from scuttling the University's
name in education. Don't let your
triuniphant victory over those Uni-
versity of sChicago professors cheer
you. Our brains are heavier. Be-
Let the knowledge of your oppon-
ents strike fear into your, hearts.
They will intellectually squelch you
Mondav in -ill Auditorium.

W. Slosson of the history department.
Quiz Kids will be sneaked in the

If you prefer fighting your way
into active participation in World
War II to being drafted, you might
try the American Field Service whose
first contingent of ambulances and
drivers recently left for service in the
Near East.
Not only must those who wish to
become ambulance drivers for this
organization pay initial expenses of
about $200, but they must furnish
four letters of recommendation and
pass stringent physical tests, ex-
plained J. Clifford Hanna, district
representative of the organization.
Mr. Hanna, who visited Ann Arbor
yesterday, added that such require-
ments were necessary because of the
very nture nf the American Field

In doing so he stressed that the
work of volunteer drivers in this
war would be much different from
that which he had encountered, for
like everything else, he maintained,
ambulance drivers' problems have
been changed by the modern war
Mr. Hanna outlined the activities
of the American Field Service in
World War II, telling of American
volunteers serving with the Free
French in Africa and others Who
were in France itself until after the
collapse of that nation.
The current project of the Serv-
ice is to place 400 ambulances with
about 1,000 drivers in the British
campaigns in the Near East. The
headquarters for this unit is to he

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