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House Action
On Strike Law
Believed Due
Committee Holds Meeting
With FDR On Progrlm,
To Enforce Arbitration
Ramspeck Predicts
Executive Approval
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. -(A)-
Legislation to stop defense strikes by
invoking compulsory arbitration en-
forced by stiff, penalties took shape
in the House today.
Acting Chairman Ramspeck (Dem.-
Ga.) of the House Labor Committee
said he, hoped to have such a meas-
ure *ready by Friday and disclosed
that it sprang from a conference be-
tween Presideit Roosevelt and 11
House members at the White House

Ceithaml Will Captain
Gridiron Squad For '42
Kelto Elected Most Valuable Player By Teammates;
Announcement Made At Annual Athletic Banquet
* * * *

19,st nighxt.
Neither he nor .any of the other
conferees would say definitely whe-
ther the President had recommended
or opposed such a far-reaching step
but Ramspeck predicted that the
Chief Executive would sign it.
Although details remain to be
worked out, Ramspeck outlined the
program this way:
When a strike or other labor stop-
page threatened in a defense plant,
the dispute would go through the suc-
cessive steps of normal collective bar-
gaining, conciliation, mediation and,
finally, at the discretion of the Presi-
dent himself, compulsory arbitration.
That would mean, he said, that
both sides would be bound in ad-
vance to accept an arbitration board's
decision.s If the workers refused,
they would lose their rights under the
Wagner Act and if the employer were
recalcitrant, the Government 'might
,take over his plant.
"°it's pretty drastic, all right,"
iE p ck commented, "It would pre-
vent strikes in defense industries
during the emergency unless manage-
mont wants o turn over its plant to
the governmeht'or unless the workers
want to surrender their rights under
existing legislation."
Balljoting Djate
For Positions
Is Announced
Frosh Frolic, Senior Ball
Voting Will Be Dec. 11;
Petitions Due Tuesday
Elections for Senior Ball and Frosh
Frolic committee positions will be
held on Thursday, Dec. 11 it was
announced yesterday by William Slo-
cum '42, president of the Men's Ju-
dicary Council.
Thirteen students are to be elected
to the Senior Ball Committee, five
from the literary college (two of them
women), three from the engineering
college, and one each from the archi-
tecture, music, education, forestry
and nursing schools.
For the Frosh Folic committee,
five literary college freshmen (two of
them women) will be chosen, and
three students from the engineering
or architectural colleges.
Petitions for all candidates will be
available from 3 to 5 p.m. starting
today at the student offices of the
Union, They must be returned by
5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, accompanied
by 25 signatures from the petitioner's
class and school and also by the ap-
plicant's eligibility card. %
Women candidates will be inter-
viewed by the Women's Judiciary
Council from 3 to 5:30 p n. Thurs-
day, Dec. 4, in the undergraduate
offices of the League.
The Men's Judiciary Council will
conduct interviews for men candi-
dates between 2 and 5:30 p.m. Wed-
nesday, Dec. 3, in the Union.

'* * * *
George Ceithaml, a junior from Chicago, was elected captain of the
Michigan football team 'yesterday by the squad. Reuben Kelto of
Bessemer was chosen the team's rhost valuable player. Announcement
of the elections was made at the Eighth Annual High School Athletic
Banquet in the Union.

Twenty-five Wolverine letter win-,
ners recognized the qualities of lead-
ership and sturdy dependability when
they elected George.Ceithaml of Chi-
cago, captain of the 1942 football
team and Reuben Kelto from Besse-
mer the team's most valuable player.
This announcement came last night
at. the Eighth Annual High School
Athletic Banquet held at the Union.
For both Ceithaml and Kelto these
honors come as fitting rewards for
I their notable-athletic careers charac-
terized by stellar achievements on the
Wolverine football team.
Ceithaml will take the place of re-
tiring Capt. Bob Westfall who led his
teammates in one of the-most colorful
seasons in Michigan history.
Last year Ceithaml stepped into
F'orest Evashevski's shoes when Har-
mon's pathfinder was injuredin the
bitterly contested Penn game and
proceeded to display such intelligent
signal calling and excellent blocking
that Wolverine fans forgL 'that
"Evie" was out of the game.
Ceithaml came to Michigan two
years ago with a reputation of being
a versatile ball player after playing
four positions in high school. But
"Cy" didn't care what position he had,
to play when he came to college, mak-
ing the team was his one ambition.
Showing that such an idea was not
idle day-dreaming, the husky quar-
terback won the much coveted Chi-
cago Alumni Award.
Coach Fritz Crisler commenting on
the selection of Ceithaml, said, "'This1
was a wise selection. George will
make a fine captain."
Many sports writers call Ceithaml
the greatest blocling back in the
country. The new Michigan captain,

has carried the ball only four times
all season, with three of the four
coming-inrthe Ohio State game. One
Iowa player summed up Ceithaml s
,Continued on Page 3)
Cohen To Open
Lecture Series
On Skepticism
Campus Religious Groups
Sponsor Address Today
By ChicagoPhilosopher
Prof. Morris Raphael Cohen of the
University of Chicago will deliver the
first in a series of three lectures on!
"The Failure of Skepticism" at 8:15
p.m. today in the Rackham Lecture'
The lectures are sponsored by the
Newman Club, Inter-Guild and Hillel
Othey lecturers to appear later are
the Rev. Martin Cyril D'Arcy of Ox-
ford University and Dr. Gregory
Vlastos, 'professor of philosphy at
Queen's University in Canada.
President of the American Philo-
sophical Association in 1929, Profes-
sor Cohen taught at the City College
of 'New York for 35 years before he
became professor of philosophy at
the University of Chicago in 1938.
Professor Cohen is recognized as
one of the outstanding modern phil-
osophers. Political scientist Harold J.
Laski has called him the most pene-
trating and creative American phil-
osopher since William James.

Boa-d Gets
Rail Dispute;
Parleys Fail
Group Meets Tomorrow
To Give Both Interests
Chance To State Case
Findings To Be Sent
To President Dec. 1
(By The Associated Press)
The railroad wage dispute went
back into the lap of the Emergency
Fact-Finding Board yesterday after
a series of conferences between man-
agement and labor representatives
proved fruitless.
While legislation to provide for
compulsory arbitration of labor dis-
putes took shape on Capitol Hill,
President Roosevelt told a press con-
ference of the decision to have the
Fact-Finding Board go over the whole
dispute again and report back to him
by Dec. 1.
The, Board, the Chief Executive
said, will reconvene for hearings to-
morrow or Friday and each side will
have one day to state its position.
Brotherhoods Threaten Strike
The 19 operating and non-operat-
ing brotherhoods with a membership
of 1,250,000 have threatened to strike
unless their demands are met.
The 350,000 operating employes de-
manded a 30 per cent inrease over a
present minimum of $5.06 daily, but
the fact-finding board recommended
a temporary increase of 71/2 per cent
and a review of the wage situation at
the end of next year. The board
recommended an average increase of
13%/ per cent for the 900,000 non-
operators over the 35 to 85 cents they
now get. The men asked increases f
30 to 34 cents an hour.
Three-Man Board
The three-man arbitration board
in the captive coal mine dispute gath-
ered in New York for &he opening of
its proceedings today.
Dr. John R. Steelman, director of
the Federal Conciliation Service;
John L. Lewis, president of the Unit-
ed Mine Workers, and Benjamin
Fairless, president of the United
~States Steel Corporation, seek to iron
out the issue which brought' about a
week's strike in the captive pits
owned py the steel firms.
The issue is whether all the miners
shall be compelled to join the union.
The TMW calls this a "union shop"
while President Roosevelt calls it a
"closed shop."
There were continued work stop-
pages about the nation. Aircraft
production was curtailed by a -strike
of 8,500 AFL machinists in the St.
Louis area. The strike grows out of
a jurisdictional row.
Joseph Keenan, Labor Relations
expert of the Office of Production
Management, said in St. Louis that
the strike was "the most important
and serious labor tie-up anywhere in
the nation."
Deadline St
'Perspectives' Announces
Pre-Christmas Issue
In preparation for a pe-Christ-
mas issue the editors of Perspectives,
University literary magazine, have
announced that manuscripts will be
accepted up until the deadline on
midnight Saturday.
Essays, fiction, poetry or book re-

views are sought for publication. Crit-
ical discussions of literary topics or
individual writers are especially de-
sirable for publication, the editorsI
Students who are interested in
having theirework considered should
bring their manuscripts either to the
Student Publications Building or to
the English Office in Ang'ell Hall.
All those who wish to submit their
work or who desire further informa-
tion concerning publication are asked
either to look through this semester's
first issue of Perspectives or to contact
Jay McCormick,,'42, editor.
Chilea PesideRi L
Dies After Illness
SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 25.-(P)-
President Pedro Aguirre Cerda of
Chile, head of the first and only pop-
ular front government in Latin Amer-
ica, died today at 62 after an illness"
whose seriousness he apparently had

British Shock Patrol Hits
Occupied French Coast;
Keyfs RapsObstruction
(;ernians In Retreat,
Russian Report Says
The Associated Press reported in
a late dispatch last night that the
Russians had admitted a German
break-through near Moscow.
LONDON, Nov. 25--()-Britain
disclosed officially today that a small
shock patrol had raided the German-
held coast of French Normandy Sun-
day night and returned home intact.
Meanwhile a World War naval hero
bitterly accused the nation's war-pol-
icy makers of overriding even Win-
ston Churchill to block a real in-
vasion punch by the troops a year
At that time, said Admiral of the
Fleet Sir Roger Keyes, the men under
his command "were ready and eager
to act."
Announcement of the Sunday night
raid was made by the British Min-
istry of Information as the reqult of
a Geman communique claim that a
British attempt to land on the French
Channel coast had been thrown back
by coastal defenses with "heavy
losses." Later a German spokesman
said only 40 to 50 raiders were in-
volved. -
The British announcement said
that the German communique refer-
red, probably, to "a small British
patrol which was landed on the night
of Nov. 23 on the coast -of Normandy.
This patrol returned complete. The
only casualty sustained was one man
struck in the army by a machine-gun
No details of the Sunday action
were given, however, the Ministry
saying the Germans were fishing for
Germans Retreat,
Russian Report Says
KUIBYSHEV, Russia, Nov. 25-(A)
-The Red Army holding the North-
ern Caucasus approaches has launch-
ed a counter-offensive which already
has driven the Germans back more
than 60 miles in some sectors above
and to the west of Rostov, Soviet mili-
tary dispatches reported tonight.
This major drive, which was said
to be continuing, appeared to be en-
dangering the rear of the southern
German forces that had broken into
Rostov itself.
It was by all accounts on a wide
front, for German losses were pic-
tured as enormous, and it was syn-
chronized with Russian counter-ac-
tion at the northern wing of the front
as well.
There, Red troops were declared to
have stormed into the southwestern
section of Tikhvin, a strategic point
110 miles east of Leningrad, and to
be holding the offensive generally
about Leningrad itself.


'Severe Quake
Creates Puzzle
For Scientists
(By The Associated Press)
A violent earthquake, which some
seismologists said was the greatest
ever recorded on their instruments,
occurred today in an easterly direc-
tion from New York.
Its epicenter was not determined,
but Dr. Frederick Pough of the Amer-
ican Museum of Natural History said
its might possibly have been in the
vicinity of Iceland, where U. S. armed
forces are stationed.
In Lisbon, Portugal, where the
quake was felt and slight damage
was done, Amorim Ferreira, director
of the city observatory, said it was
"undoubtedly the most violent" re-
corded since the disastrous quake of
1755, which took 50,000 lives in Lis-
The Lisbon seismograph was brok-
en by the shock and the epicenter
could not be estimated, The quake
The University Observatory seis-
mograph recorded one of its most
severe earthquakes in recent years
yesterday. The first shock came at
1:12 p.m. yesterday and waves con-
tinued for over three hours. Indi-
cations are that the quake oc-
curred about 3,800 miles from Ann
Arbor. Many othper seismographic
reports were received from such
varied points as Pittsburgh and
London, England.
toppled chimneys, disrupted telephone
communication, and caused several
fires. Many persons fainted in thE
streets. Others rushed in panic from
their omes.,
At St. Louis, the Rev. James B.
MacElwane, S. .J. of St. Louis Uni-
versity, described the quake as "very.
very strong." His calculations placed
its center. 3370 miles east-northeast
of St. Louis In the Atlantic ocean
between the Azores and Madeira.
The St. Louis University seismo-
graph began recording at 1:13:25 p.m.
and the waves still were agitating the
machine at 4 p.m.
In London, an official of the West
Bromich Observatory said "in all my
experience I have never seen any-
thing to approach" the shock re-
corded there at 12:08 (EST). The
tremo~s threw the instrument's levers
out of their sockets.
In New York,~ the Rev. Joseph J.
Lynch, Fordham University seismol-
ogist, said tonight that if today's
earthquake originated somewhere in
the Atlantic 'Ocean-as estimated by
many authorities-its effect on any
submarines near its center would
have been "terrific." s

Foot Soldiers See Action
As Struggle To Trap
Nazi Forces Continues
British Try To Cut
Axis Supply Lines
Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 26.-()
The United States Consulate today
agan urged all Americans to leave
Japan promptly. Similar advice
was given to Americans 4i China.
CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 25-(P)--A sec-
ond and historic line-the Imperial
British infantry--was slowly beating
forward tonight in the iron wreckage
of one of the war's great mechanized
The first great clash of steel behind
him and still not wholly evaluated,
save that it was known that both sides
had lost tants heavily, General Sir
Alan Cunningham was pouring rein-
forcements of old-time foot soldiers
into his right wing near the Medi-
terranean in the second phase of his
'campaign to overwhelm the scarred
battalions of the Axis commander,
General Erwin Rommel,
''ank Action Declining
Tank action still was in progress,
but at a greatly declining tempo, and
it appear'ed that the contest had be-
come one to determine whether Rom-
mel could keep his supply lines suf-
ficiently open to survive.
At sea, Axis supply problems' were
further complicated by the sinking
of a two-ship southbound convoy in
mid-Mediterranean by British surface
warships, the Admiralty announced
in London. The supply ships were
said to have been of medium tonnage.
Two escorting destroyers escaped.
Axis Imprisoned
The Axis, driven out of the ports of
Bardia and Gambut And apparently
imprisoned along the sea by the Brit-
ish Mediterranean fleet, was not able
30 far as could be learned to bring
up treserves of consequence.
Along the coast the New Zealanders
who had overrun Barda and Gambut
were driving forward almost directly
west upon Tobruk to an eventual
junction with other troops mdving up
from just to the sout of the city.
Since Sunday, the bayonet has
gradually been reinforcing the tank.
It first was used in the frontier sec-
tor by an Indian brigade, part of the
forces which neutralized Axis for-
motions around Salum and which was
-harged with the task of penetrating
an enemy position and "winkling out"
its garrison.
This it successfully accomplished.
The task was capture of Axis posi-
tions southwest of Fort Capuzzp,
which aerial reconnaissance had iden-
tified as heavily fortified, with many
strong points.
Choral Union
Will Present
Fifth Concert
Ann Arbor music lovers will hear
cne of the world's leading orchestras
and see the "dean of American con-
ductors" when the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra under the direction
of Dr. Frederick A. Stock presents the
fifth concert of the Choral Union
Series at 3 p.m. Sunday in theari
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
.is now celebrating its golden jubilee.
Dr. Stock has been conductor since
1905. Both he and the orchestra ap-
peared here annually in the May
Festivals, from 1905 to 1935 and

played in a Choral Union concert in
The abilities of this brilliant, but
modest, conductor have become al-
most legendary in the nation's music
circles.#His knowledge of orchestral
literature is tremendous. He never
depends on a written score and has
been known to memorize the unfa-
miliar music of a new score within a
two-hour traim trip.
Sunday's program will be opened by
Suite No. 2 in B minor, for strings

Bayonets Replace


In Libyan Desert Battle;


Asked how serious
sea shock would be
he replied:
"Well, I wouldn't

such an under-
for submarines,
want to be on

Boys Will Be Girls:;
Price Cartoon In New Yorker
Inspired Union Opera Script
Cartooning has always been a nice
little sideline for English major Ray
Ingham, Grad.

Get Ready Sophs:
Sophomores To Elect Captains
For Coming Freshman Battle

Officers May Tangle
With Fun-Loving Youth

It's strictly up to the sophomores
from here in. With roars that shook
the Natural Science Auditorium the
freshmen laid down a challenge last
night that cannot be ignored.
Tonight is your night, men of '44,
and from campus rumor it appears
that you'll have plenty of company if
you show up at 7:30 p.m. in that
same auditorium where the frosh
plotted your doom.
The preliminaries to violence that
will take place tonight are to include
the election of twelve husky captains
whose principal task will be to or-

cheek) the Interfraternity Council
has unbent so far as to allow pledges
time off from their interminable du-
ties in order that they might enter
the contest with strength unabated
and conscience clear.
Clad in gym clothes and tennis
shoes these deceptively ill-armed lads
will do more damage than Westfall,
cleats and all. Tugs-of-war, mass
water polo games, and a sport aptly
termed Chinese graveyard speak well
for homicidal opportunities, and it is
not likely that either frosh or soph
will hold back anything from the fray.

And this week his pen and ink
plans are really paying off well. For
Ingham is the author of the Union
Opera's script, "Full House" and the
whole thing can trace its beginnings
back to a cartoon.
The Hopwood Award winning play,
which is being transformed into a
musical for this year's "girl" showpis
based around a George Price cartoon
appearing in the New Yorker maga-
In short it is the story of a pulp
magazine writer who finds his created
characters assuming life-like forms.
For what happens then, come to the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Decem-
ber 9 through 13.
For the first time in Union Opera
history the author of the production



If Joe College doesn't become a
little more conservative on Friday and
Saturday nights, he and Chief of Po-
lice Sherman Mortenson will tangle.-
Complaints have been coming in

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