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___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ -.-RE~MIC I AN AILY


Alvin Dann
David Lachenbruch
Jay McCorn'iclt
Hal Wilson"
Arthur 'Hill
Janet Hatt
Grace Miller .
Virginia Mitchell
Daniel H. Huyett
James B. Collins
Louise Carpenter
Evelyn Wright

. Managing Editor
. Editorial Director
* . .City Editor
. . Associate Editor
. . Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
* . Women's Editor
Assistant Women's Editor
. . Exchange Editor

Business Stafff
. . . Business Manager
. Associate Business Manager
.Women's Advertising Manager
. Women's Business Manager

" The editorials published in The Michigan
Daily are written by members of The Daily
staff and represent the views of the writers
When A Wolf
Shears The Sheep . .
WyALTER D.,FULLER, president ofthe
National Association of Manufac-
* turers believes "it would be futile to resist tyr-
anny abroad and tolerate it at home." By tyr-
anny abroad President Fuller means Hitlerism.
By tyranny at home, he means labor unions pro-
tected by "the National Labor Relations Act,
the Norris LaGuardia Anti-Injunction Act and
even the anti-trust laws."
The N.A.M. has always been one of the first
groups in the nation to stymie labor unions, and
the current epidemic of defense strikes has
given it an opportunity to issue a seven-point
program for the consumption of its 8,000 mem-
bers and any interested members of Congress.
President Fuller, author of the program, does
not propose electrocution for striking workers
in industry. His plan is more similar to slow
The first of N.A.M.'s seven basic principle
declares that "there must be no government
compromise with a challenge by a private agency
to the sovereignty of the government." The
most recent example of this 'justly-criticized
practice can be found in the conduct of Ameri-
can oil companies in Mexico. But the associa-
tion is probably referring to government nego-
tiations with labor unions.
Secondly, and most laden with implications,
is.. President Fuller's opinion of the right to
strike. Without "reasonable regulation in the
public interest," declares the Association, "the
right to strike will destroy the equally valid
right to work." Shades of near-beer and the
lockout! The arbitrary control of an employer
over labor's right to work is not too dated to be
worthy of revival by the N.A.M. "Reasonable
regulation in the public interest" will be bene-
ficial to both labor and capital, as long as that
regulation is by the public interest's representa-
tives. 8,000 members of the N.A.M. cannot be
so classified.
The third point of this plan deals with the
closed shop and its "forcing upon employes
who do not wish to join." This closed shop can-
not be obtained, the association says, by "black-
mailing of either government or management."
The closed shop can be employed as an instrI-
ment of coercion and lobbying, and N.A.M. is
acquainted with its use in these fields. When
'manufacturer's associations, a group iunquali-
fied by its very component bodies, cease to dic-
tate labor policy, then the closed shop will be-
come a vestigial organ of labor. Until then, its
existence is unfortunately necessary.
The fourth proposal, condemning jurisdic-
tional strikes within labor, is one that should be
adopted immediately. If it is, labor will be able
to present a far stronger front against any pri-
vate organization that attempts to regulate its
r activities. The fifth and sixth points of Presi-
dent Fuller's plan deal with government seizure
of plant property and the use of martial law as
"a means of controlling unions which strike
against the public interest." The association
feels that 'civil law would be more adequate.
Civil lav, when employed during past industrial
disputes, has always been effective-as long as
the dispute was of a minor nature and involved
intelligent rational men on both sides.
But with unions faced by the spectre of soar-
ing prices and opportunist labor-baiters, the
federal government's power to preserve the peace

'Life With Father. .
For those who haven't heard already: There
isn't much plot except that Clarence gets the
girl and his suit, and Father gets baptized some-
time after the final curtain. The time, 1890, the
action hectic, the play, very, very funny.
It's much tougher to write a nice review, and
I didn't expect to have to, but Life With Father
at the Michigan last night rates something more
than the usual nosegay allowed road shows for
the Annie Oakleys. As a matteiof fact, having
seen this play done during the phenomenal
straw hat business it enjoyed in Detroit this um-
mer, I'll go on record right now, and you may
quote me, to the effect that Percy Waram, who
plays Father Day in this production, completely
blacks out what I had considered quite a good
playing of the role by Louis Calhern. Waram,
who looks enough like Teddy Roosevelt with red
hair to make you think of Lenin's tomb, runs
through the business connected with being father
to the zany Days with a beautiful finesse and
pace which nevr lets down. There are plenty
of funny scenes in which other members of the
cast show up well, but-and not in a nasty, scene-
stealing way-Waram always gets his audience,
piling laughs on where you'd swear there couldn't
be any more. Literally, and I counted the laughs
on this one, all he has to do is to put on his hat
and the house roars.
Margalo Gilmore, who plays opposite Waram,
as Vinnie Day, got too close to the footlights
just after the curtain went up on Act I, and for
a minute I didnt think I was going to like her,
but she sure came back strong. Her best scenes
are played with Waram, and when they start
batting those lines back and forth, there is no
question of what the score is-they simply go
very well together, and I give her second billing
only because it seems natural in view of the
scheme of things in the Day family.
The Day kids, four of them in various sizes,
don't go quite as well as their elders. It's nice
to pat kids on the head, but a little embarrassing
to wait for them to run through their lines in
order that the action can get along. Let's say
the quality of work done by the four boys-de-
spite "ahs" ahd "oh isn't he's" from the women
in the audience when Harlan enters-runs pretty
well down hill according to the ages of the boys.
None of them are amateurs-that much is evi-
dent--but a couple of them shout their lines
with a bit more deliberation than I considered
necessary, and sometimes I was quite worried
about their hands. However no scepe in which
the boys are alone onstage lasts long enough, or
really deserves to be called bad-it's just that
I was glad when Father or Vinnie walked into
the room.
Fine set, good supporting cast right down
the line, except that Ann Lincoln ought to stand
up straight. Go 'n see tonight.
-Jay McCormick
To the Editor:
MR. ROBINSON'S letter in Sunday's Daily,
stating that the closed shop - especially
with reference to the coal strike - is a princi-
ple incompatible with current conceptions of
American constitutional liberties, contained some
dicta that ought not go unquestioned.
The most important of these opinions was
that "Every man should have the right to work
where he wants to, at what he wants to, and on
his own terms." This statement is almost exactly
like that used by the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States and by the National Associa-
tion of Manufacturers. Economic Power and
Political Pressure (Temporary National Economic
Committee monograph 26), chapter 6, pages 81-
107 (1941). But the argument is a falacious

fronting labor in its attempts tQ exercise this
have been, first, the managers and the corpor-
ations themselves, and, second, the great nation-
al management federations with their incessent
propagandizing, their subtle control of news
columns and their not so subtle control of ad-
vertising columns. The-conduct of management
is outlined in Mr. Deiches' letter, printed beside
Mr. Robinson's; the conduct of the national
associations is objectively and comprehensively
outlined in the monograph mentioned.
Unions were organized for the purpose of
combating management's invasion of labor's
rights. They have been legally recognized by
both the federal and the state governments.
Management answers this recognition by saying
that labor must now equip itself with "responsi-
ble leaders," that as a social institution now
generally accepted it must carry along with that
recognition the obligations attached to a social
devised, either by labor or by management,
to enforce this requisite responsibility on the
part of union members is the closed shop or the
union shop\ (the latter is involved in the coal
strike ; not the former).'
That there are questions of "power" involved
most of us must readily admit; that labor's
primary objective in seeking the union shop or
the closed shop is a selfish effort to "deny work-
ers their rights of, individualism" and selfishly
to garb union leaders with power to "hold the
'whip-hand' over big business," - this some of
us will just as readily and even more categorical-
ly deny.
-Robert Copp, '42-

Drew Pedrsos
WASHINGTON-If John L. Lewis has any il-
lusions on what is in store for him on
Capitol Hill, he should have been present when
the House Labor Committee met behind closed
doors to consider legislation to put an end to
stoppages in defense industries.
Composed of congressmen with strong labor
leanings, this committee long has been the miner
fuehrer's private rooting section. But there were
few signs of such devotion the other day.
Member after member condemned Lewis in
scathing terms. "Defying the government," "play-
ing into Hitler's hands", and "undoing labor's
gains" were some of the bitter remarks.
One of the most significant things about the
explosion was that it was led by one of labor's
staunchest supporters in Congress - able, lib-
eral Representative Bob Ramspeck of Georgia.
He voiced. his vigorous views after Chairman
Mary Norton had explained her bill to revamp
the National Defense Mediation Board into an
agency with statutory powers.
Mrs. Norton contended that her measure would
prevent future strikes in defense industries with-
out sacrificing any of the rights won by labor
under the New Deal.
"IN MY OPINION," said Ramspeck, "your bill
doesn't answer the purpose at all. It im-
proves the personnel of the Board and gives it
some additional authority. But it won't prevent
strikes any more than the present machinery
"Our problem is to deal with labor leaders
who put their own interests ahead of the defense
program. I have always been a loyal friend and
supporter of labor, but the time has come when
Congress must do something to stop a man like
Lewis. This committee has got to decide whether
America is to be run by the government or by.
John L. Lewis.
Ramspeck vigorously advocated that the bill
should include a provision requiring a secret
ballot of all union members before a strike can
be ordered. "That's the democratic method," he
The only dissenting voice in the anti-Lewis
chorus was Representative Augustine B. Kelley
of Pennsylvania, a close friend of Lewis. Kelley
denied that Lewis was a "dictator" and con-
tended that his union was a democratic organ-
"I question whether the secret ballot would.
be a good thing," he said. "It might cause more
strikes. District mine leaders might lose control
of their members and we would have a lot of
wildcat strikes."
"I thought you said the United Miners was a
democratic organization?" broke in Ramspeck.
Kelley dropped the argunent.
Shirt Legged Golf
IN ADDITION to being the home state of iso-
lationist Senator Burt Wheeler, Montana
is well known to President Roosevelt for another
reason. It was the scene of a most unusual game
of golf, which he played at Billings while cam
paigning as the Democratic Vice-Presidential
candidate in 1920.
The President recalled the experience, during
a conference with Senator James E. Murray,
who supports Administration defense policies as
militantly as Wheeler opposes them. Roosevelt
was telling Murray about the great quantity of
mail he has received from Montanans who dif-
fer with Wheeler's stand.
"A lot of it comes from Billings, Jim," the
President said. "That makes me happy because
Billings has a very special place in my memory.
I stopped off there during the 1920 campaign
and some of the local folks took me on for a

game of golf.
"And what a game! We played on a course
that had no equal for hazards in the country.
All the tees were situated on a rim rock, or
embankment, and my score showed it. But I
noticed that one of my foursome was doing
right well, and asked him about it. This is what
he told me.
"'This is the most unusual golf course in the
country. You have to have one short leg and
one ;ong leg to play on it. I got 'em.' "
In Their Hair
hardworking, conscientious and well-inten-
tioned public servant. But right now he is very
much in the hair of Administration leaders.
They hold a list of grievances against him that
makes them sputter when they think of them
and him. His Administration colleagues fervent-
ly wish he would pipe down and stop sounding
off so disconcertingly.
One grievance held against Morgenthau is in
regard to the plan to broaden the social security
program to include a number of groups not now
covered, such as domestic help, seamen and
farm labor, and to increase old-age- pensions.
The President favors this; the Social Security
Board; which drafted the plan, is chaffing to
get action started on Capitol Hill.
But for three weeks a special message to Con-
gress for this purpose has been gathering dust
on Roosevelt's desk because Morgenthau stuck
his oar into the matter.
I When announced, the plan was fanfared as a
further move to extend the benefits of the social
security system. The pigeon-holed message
makes a big point about this. Increased social
security taxes were soft-pedalled; the big em-
phasis was on benefits.
But Morgenthau, without consulting either

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continue pledging men who have not
registered properly with the Inter-
fraternity Council. and reminded
that a further violation of the rules
will be considered a much more seri-
ous offense.
Zeta Psi was reprimandedl for al-
lowing a second semester freshman
to live in the house. The pledge was
denied permission to be initiated and
forced to leave the fraternity im-
Robert Porter, Secretary
Hitch Hikers: About a month ago
a student left a pair of shoes in a
car in which he rode from Detroit
to Ann Arbor. The Dean of Stu-
dents' Office has information re-
garding the person holding them
for the students.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
be held in Room 319, West Medical
Building tonight at 7:30. "Nutri-
tional Factors in Tissue Oxidations"
will be discussed. All interested are
Seminar in Physical Chemistry Avill
meet on Wednesday, November 26,
in Room 410 Chemistry Building at
4:15 p.m. Prof. Donald L. Katz
will speak on "Solid -hydrates' of
Geology 11-Make-up field trips:
Make-up Field Trips will be held at
3:00 p.m. on the following days: To-
day, Saline: Wednesday, Nov. 26,1
Dexter; Thursday, Nov. 27, Ann
Arbor; Friday, Nov. 28, Lima; Mon-
day, Dec. 1, Whitmore Lake; Tues-
day, Dec. 2, Rocks. All studentsj
wishing to take these make-up trips
must see Miss Wheeler in the Geology
office and sign up for them.
Economics 221: Professor Haber
will meet the seminar on Wednesday,
November 26, 1:00-3:00 p.m., instead
of on Monday, November 24.
Pre-Medical Students: A special1
Medical Aptitude Test sponsored by
the Association of American Medi-
cal Colleges will be given on this
campus on Friday,'December 5. This
examination is a normal requirement
for admission to practically all medi-
cal schools. Any student who is
planning to enter a Medical School in
the fall of 1942 and who has not yet
taken this examination must take it
at this time, as the results of the,
regular Medical Aptitude Test given;
next spring will not be available for
selecting the 1942 classes. However,
any student who is planning to enter
a Medical School at a later date than
the fall of 1942, is asked to take the
regular examination in the spring.,
It is not necessary that all pre-medi-
cal requirements be completed at
the time of the examination if they
will be completed in time for en-
trance Ito a Medical School in the
fall of 1942.
Further information may be ob-
tained in Room 4, University Hall-
November 25 thru December 3. A fee
is charged each applicant which must
be paid during this period at the
Cashier's Office.
Doctoral Examination for Mr. Ed-
ward Clayton Crafts, Forestry and.
Conservation; thesis: "A Plan for In-
surance Against Drought on the
Range Lands of Arizona and New
Mexico," Wednesday, November 26,
2045 Natural Science Building, 2:00
p.m. Chairman, W. F. Ramsdell.
By action of the Executive Board
the chairman. may invite members

of the faculties and advanced doctor-
al candidates to attend the examina-
tion and he may grant permission to
those who for sufficient reason might
wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum, Dean
Choral Union Concert: The Chi-
cago Symphony Orchestra, Frederick
Stock, Conductor, will be heard Sun-
day afternoon, November 30, at 3:00
o'clock, in Hill Auditorium. Dr. Stock
has arranged a program of composi-
tions by Bach, Strauss, Tschaikow-
sky, Elgar, and Rimsky-Korsakoff.
A limited number of tickets are
still available at the offices of the
Unive,rsity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower.
Charles A. Sink, President
Exhibition, College of Architecture
and Design : Student work of the
member schools of the Association of
Collegiate Schools is being shown in
the third floor exhibition room,
Architecture Building. Open daily 9
to 5, except Sunday, through today.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: , Lieutenant
Paul A. Smith, Chief of the Aero-
nautical Chart Section, U.S. Coast
and Geodetic Survey, will lecture on
the subject, "Lands Beneath the
Sea," (illustrated) under the auspices
of the Department of Civil Engineer-
ing on Thursday, November 27, at
4:15 p.m. in the Rackham Amphi-

of History in the Auditorium of the
Kellogg Foundation Institute on t+
Thursday, November 27, at 4:15n
p.m. The public is cordially invited.
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: K. K. Darrow of the Bell Tele- L
phone Laboratories, New York City.
will speak on "Physical and Chemical
Forces" at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday,9
Nov. 26, in Room 303, ChelistryI
The fourth lecture in the series onI
Chinese Literature will be given by
Gerald Tien this afternoon at 4:15
in the Rackham Amphitheater. Theb
subject is to be "The Chinese Dra-
ma," not "The Chinese Novel" as
previously announced. These lec-
tures are sponsored by the Inter-E
national Center and the Chinese
Student Club.
Lecture: Morris Raphael Cohen,
Professor of Philosophy at the Uni-t
versity of Chicago, will lecture as
the first of a series of three speakers
on the subject, "The Failure of Skep-
ticism"sat the Rackham LectureHall
on Wednesday evening, November 26, It
at 8:15. The series is being spon-
sored jointly by The Hillel Founda-
tion, the Newman Club, and the In-u
ter-Guild Council. The public isI
cordially invited.
Events Today-r
Varsity Men's GleeClub will as-r
semble at 7:00 tonight in the Gleen
Club room to sing at. the footballs
banquet. A rehearsal lasting tillA
8:30 will be held following this con-t
cert, and Glee Club men in Choral
Union are asked to report after
Choral Union rehearsal.
Sigma Rho Tau will meet at 7:30
tonight in the Union. Professor D.
E. Hobart of the Mechanism and
Engineering Drawing Department
will be the guest speaker for the eve-F
ning and will talk on the subjectc
"Tool and Die Design." All members
are invited.I
The Freshman Glee Club will meet1
today at 4:15 p.m. in room 315 Michin
gan Union and begin practisingf
Christmas carols. All freshmen men
are urged to come and join in the
singing, especially tenors.C
All Pre-Forestry Students are asked
to meet from 7:00 to 8:00 tonight inI
Room 325, Michigan Union. Pro-
fessor D. M. Matthews will answerC
questions on the opportunities for
foresters in industry, and one of thef
pre-forestry students who attendedt
the U.S. Forest Service Training
Camp in Montana last summer will
give a short account of the programt
there. The meeting will 'close on
time. All freshmen and sophomores
interested in forestry are welcome.t
Irernational Ceter: The program
for this week at the International
Center, in addition to the regular
language classes, includes the fol-
lowing :
Today, 4:15 p.m., Lecture by Ger-
ald Tien on ",Chinese Drama" in the
Rackham Amphitheater.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 to 9:00
p.m., Program of Recorded Music:
Smetana's "The Moldan," Mendels-
sohn's Concerto in E Minor, and
Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.
Aquinas Seminar: The group study-
ing the writings of St. Thomas Aqui-
nas will meet at Lane Hall this after-
noon at 4:30.
Athena Society: There will be a
meeting for the active members of
Athena this evening at 7:30 in the
League. Pledging and initiation will
be at 8:15. Members are urged to
be present.
Theta Sigma Phi will hold a Rush-

Panflellenic Ball, Patrons Commit-
tee meeting today at 3 :30p.m. in the
Michigan League.
The regular !Tuesday Evening con-
rert of recorded music in the Men's
Lounge of the Rackham Building at
8:00 will consist of the following pro-
gram: Brahms, Concerto No. 2; Mo-
Art, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; and
Pgokofieff, Classical Symphony.
JGP Mass Meeting today in the
League. All girls interested in work-
ing on the project in any way are
urged to attend. Script ,winner will
be announced.
Pat Toohey veteran Communist
leader, will talk on "America Needs
Earl Browder" tonight at 8:00 in the
Michigan Union. Sponsored by Karl
Mvarx Society.,
Congregational Student Fellowship
tea today, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Come and
get acquainted.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in the chapel of
the Michigan League.
The Bibliophiles section of the Fac-
ulty Women's Club will meet at the
League today at 2:30 p.m.
The Faculty Women's Club will
have an evening of One-Act Drama
at the Lydia'Mendelssohn Theatre to-
night at 8:30, with the husbands of
members as guests. An informal sub-
scription dinner will be served in the
Michigan League at 6:45 ,m. before
the program.
Michigan Dames' General Meeting:
"Initiation of New Members" in the
Rackham School at 8:00 p.m. tonight.
The Research Club will meetl in the
Rackham Amphitheatre on Wednes-
day, November 26, at 8:00 p.m. The
papers to be read are: "Ethnological
Field Studies among the Pueblo In-
dians" (illustrated) by Professor Les-
lie A. White, and "The Structure of
the Earth's Crust in the Central
Rockies," by Professor A. J. Eardley.
Anatomy Research Club will meet
on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 4:30 p.m.
in Room 2501 East Medical Bldg.
Dr. Alexander Barry will present a
aper entitled, "The Effect of Exan-
ination on the Heart of the Embry-
onic Chick."
Tea will be served in Room 3502
from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Everyone in-
terested is cordially invited.
Junior Mathematical Society will
meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in 3201
Angell Hall. Professor Anning will
speak. Election of officers. All in-
terested are cordially invited.
The English Journal Club will meet
Wednesday, November 26, at 7:45
p.m. in the East Confe encRoom of
the Rackham Building. Mr. David
Stocking and Mr. J. U. Tilford will
discuss recent co-operative research
in English and American literatdre.
Graduate students in English and
other interested persons are cordially
The German Round Table will
meet Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 9:00 p.m.
in Room 23 of the International Cen-
ter. Mustafa Akinci will speak on
"Meinse Reise von Ionstantinopel
nach New York."
At the Phi Delta Kappa Coffee
Hour, 4:15 p.m. Thursday, East Con-
ference Room, Rackham Building,
Professor W. C. Trow and Percy Dan-
forth will discuss "Aesthetic Learn-
ing." There will also be a brief mem-
bership meeting.
The League Council will meet Wed-
nesday, November 26, at 7:15 p.m. in


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