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Paton's Reluctance'
Not Understandable ,




Labor Fights
Pending Bill
Join In Stand'
Four House Committees
Press Legislative Bans;
Murray Calls Meeting
Roosevelt Refuses
Board .Resignations
(By The Associated Press)
An all-out campaign by organized
labor to block enactment of anti-
strike legislation was taking sh pe
Thursday as four Congressional co n-
mittees pressed consideration of such
After both CIO and AFL spokesmen
declared emphatically to Congres-
sional groups that they opposed any
anti-strike leAislation whatsoever, the
CIO called on all its unions to send
from three to ten representatives to a
meeting in Washington Monday to
"take whatever action may be nec-
essary" regarding pending legislative
The C1O conclave would coincide
with the expected start of House con-
sideration of labor legislation. There
was a similar CIO gathering last
July when anti-strike proposals-sub-
sequently defeated-were up in ,the
Victory Apparent
It appeared that the AFL and CIO
already had scored one victory with
the help of the National Manufac-
turers, Association:
Charles R. Hook, representing the
NAM, expressed to the House Labor
Committee yesterday opposition to
compulsory arbitration. Noting that
the CII0 and AFL opposed it, acting
chairman Ramspeck (Dem.-Ga.) said
he doubted; such a provision would be
included in the legislation the \House
group is drafting, although earlier it
had been incorporated tentatively.
Instead, he said, the Committee might
favor government seizure of any plant
threatened with a production stop-
The White House meanwhile an-
nounced that President Roosevelt had
declined to accept the resignations of
Philip Murray, president of the CIO,
and Thomas Kennedy, secretary of
the United Mine Workers (CIO), from
the Defense Mediation, Board, and
had so informed them in letters.
Action Follows Vote
Murray and Kennedy. resigned
when the Board voted 9, to 2 against
recommending that all miners in coal
pits owned by steel companies be re-
quired to join the United Mine Work-
There was no immediate word from
Murray and Kennedy as to whether
they would return to the Board. With-
out CIO participation, the Board nec-
essariiy would have to be reorganized.
It was originally constituted with
three members from the public-at-
large, four from industry, and four
from labor (two from the CIO and
two from AFL.)
The situation with respect to strikes
and threatened strikes was little
Senior Ball,
Frosh Frolic
Petitions Due

This Is Capture Of Rostov, Germans Say

British Split Axis Armies
In Libya, Reach Tobruk;
apan Menaces Thailand


Berlin sources say this'is the first picture showing. the capture of Rostov, Russia's northern gateway to
the Caucasus. The picture shows a Nazi tank passing burning buildings in Rostov, the Germans say.' It was
sent from Berlin by radio.

Japanese Envoys Confer
With FDR, Hull; Silent
On U.S. Pacific Plan
Nippon Accelerates
Troop Movements
SHANGHAI, Friday, Nov. 28--(P)
-Japanese distributed a story to-
day claiming that the British were
massing huge forces in Malaya for
an invasion of Thailand.
The account, issued by the Domei
agency, quoted a correspondent of
the Tokyo newspaper Nichi Nichi
as saying the British troops num-
bered 500,000.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 - (A) -
Signs of an imminent Japanese.in-
vasion of Thailand (Siam) sharpened
the Far astern crisis today as Jap-
an's negotiators in Washington-Am-
bassador Kichisaburo Nomura and
special envoy Saburo Kurusu-called
at the White House for a 45-minute
talk with President Roosevelt and
Secretary of State Hull.
They came at the President's re-

Choral Union
CWill Sponsor
Fifth Concert
* *" *

Amherst Meet
Opens Season
For Natators
Varsity. Swimmers Heavy
Favorites To Launch
'Eastern Tour With Win
(Special to The Daily)
AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 28-Mich-
igan's Big Ten and National Collegi-
ate championship swimming team will
unveil its 1941-42 potentialities here
af 3 p.m. today when it meets the
Amherst College natators in the Wol-
verines' first meet of the season.
The Ann Arbor aggregation arrived
here early this morning after an all
night motor trip. According to Coach
Matt Mann, the Michigan crew is in
good shape for its first taste of com-
Although the Amherst outfit is
highly regarded in the East, Michi-
gan is expected to open its campaign
with an impressive victory. The Wol-
verines suffered heavy graduation
losses last spring, losing such stars as
Charley Barker, Jim Welsh, Frannie
Heydt, and Bill Beebe, but the all-;
around power and individual brill-
iance of Mann's natators should prove
enough to turn back Amherst.
Capt. Dobby Burton, Gus Share-
met, Bob West, Tommy Williams, and
Lew Kivi will carry the Maize and
Blue colors in the freestyle events.
Much interest will be especially fo-
cused Sharemet's way to see if he will
live up to his sophomore promise of
two years ago after a letdown last
The two men who will handle the
distance duties are Jack Patten and
Perry Trytton. The former was for-
ced to take a back seat to Welsh
last year, but is expected to blossom
out into one of the best in the nation,
while Trytton, a sophomore, is a
newcomer to collegiate ranks.
In the breaststroke, Michigan can
call upon two of the best performers in
the country, Jim Skinner, a local Ann
Arbor boy, and senior John Sharemet.
Skinner made a grand slam in the 200
yard event last year, winning the Big
Ten, National Intercollegiate, and Na-
tional AAU titles, while John can hold
his own in any nautical company.
Senior DickRiedl and junior Ted
(Continued on Page 3)

Given To Doctor Bell
Dr. Margaret Bell, chairman of the
Department of Physical Education for
Women, has been appointed regional
representative of the division of phys-
ical fitness for the Office of Civilian
The appointment was announced
by Maj. Raymond Kelly of Chicago,
regional representative of the Sixth
Civilian Defense Area.
It is expected that Miss Alice Mar-)
ble, Assistant Director of Civilian De-
fense in charge of women's activities
will soon make a visit to this area.
'Draft" Dance
Is Scleduled
The first all-campus dance for1
Fort Custer draftees, initiated by theI
Student Senate and the Student De-;
fenders of Democracy, will be held
Saturday, Dec. 12, the Senate unani-
mously decided at its bi-monthly,
meeting yesterday.
Faced by problems of housing, food
and entertainment, the Senate voted.
to set up a steering committee headed
by John Zimmerman, '43. The com-
mittee's first step, a campus-wide let-
ter appealing for financial support
and cooperation, has already been
taken, Zimmerman told the meeting.
Every Senator present was asked
to take part in making the affair a
success, since "we must have complete
support if we are to give these boys
a weekend in Ann Arbor." Zimmer-
man also declared that the Senate
and other campus organizations will
have to shoulder the burden alone
without any USO help.
"This dance, set for a date right
before the army's Christmas fur-
loughs (if campus organizations co-
operate with us)," Zimmerman sum-
marized," is the most practical way
the University can use to show its
appreciation for the 'nation's drafted
men and the service they are giving."
The invitation dance, tentatively
planned for fifty soldiers with a pos-
sibility of future similar affairs, will
be handled by four groups within
Zimmerman's steering committee.
Margaret Campbell, '42, is in charge
(Continued on Page 6)

Scrap Copper
Shortage Laid
To Bootlegging
Thousands Uiemployed
Because Of Hoarding,
SPAB Head Declares
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. -(P)-
Donald Nelson, executive director of
the Supply Priorities and Allocations
Board, declared today the Govern-
ment would take steps to stop the
hoarding and bootlegging of copper,
practices which he said were ham-
pering the defense effort.
Appearing before an appropria-
tions subcommittee of the House, he
explained that 30 per cent of the cop-
per supply in normal times was from
scrap copper. He said the percent-
age today was much smaller than
that because of hoarding and boot-
legging. He added, "some way has
got to be found to prevent that."
The committee was principally
concerned with the effect of the
copper shortage on the rural electri-
fication program. Nelson said he
had laid the matter before SPAB,

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 27-(i)-
Argentina agreed today to sell to the
United States her entirestungsten
production for three years, thus
assuring North American defense
industries a steady supply of this
war-important material and, in ef-.
fect, denying it to the Axis.
The chief sufferer will be Japan
which has been taking about half
of the Argentine production. The
agreement was in keeping with the
United States policy of purchasing
supplies of strategic materials from
other American states.
which expected to decide on a policy
next Tuesday.
Nelson did not disclose what would
be done by the SPAB, OPM, or other
Government agencies to step up the
return of scrap copper.
He said the ratio of supply to de-
mand for copper was about 1 to 21/2
or 3. He said thousands of persons
were losing jobs because of the cop-
per shortage.
Harry Slattery, REA administra-
tor, has warned that unless rural
electric cooperativps could get cop-
per soon some would be destroyed.
Asked for his own views about the
REA, Nelson declared that the wir-
ing of farm homes could not, gen-
erally speaking, be considered an es-
sential part of the national defense.
Chairman Tarver (D.-Ga.) point-
ed out that in some sections REA
projects would be helpful in the agri-
cultural department's food-for-de-
fense program. Nelson conceded that
such cases were "borderline."
He added, "I'm prejudiced in favor
of REA. I believe in REA."

MANILA, Nov. 27. -(A')- Tight
military control of all activities in
this Far Eastern outpost, perhaps
even a military governorship, was
believed imminent tonight after all-
daybeconferencesnbetween the big
four military and civic chiefs of the
The conferences were character-t
ized officially as "entirely co-inci-
dental" with developments att
Washington, where the Japanese-
American negotiations seeminglyt
ended last night. Informed obser-
vers, however, were inclined to be-1
lieve they concerned military mat-
ters, including civilian defense.
quest, less than 24 hours after Hull
had handed them a set of basic prin-
ciples which the United States con-
siders essential to maintenance of
p'eace and security in the Far East.
Withdrawal of Japanese troops,
from Indo-China is understood to,
have been one of the subjects most
exhaustively discussed during the ne-
gotiations which reached a critical
stage yesterday.
Reports of accelerated Japanese
military preparations in Indo-China
and heightened naval activity in ad-
jacent waters have been reaching
Washington in ominous volume dur-
ing the past week. Only today official
dispatches were received in the cap-
ital, it was learned authoritatively,
telling of the landing of many thous-
ands of Japanese troops at Saigon
and other large contingents elsewhere
in southern Indo-China.
Sizable troop movements toward
the Thailand border also were repor-
ted, with indications that a Japanese
thrust into that country might begin
within a day or two.
When 1Kurusu and Nomura emerged
from the White House conference, re-
porters bombarded them with ques-
tions, but the answers were non-com-
mittal. They were silent as to whe-
ther negotiations might-be resumed,
and when asked if the document
handed to them by Hull could be re-
garded as a basis for further negotia-
tion their reply was they had not
heard from their government since
they cabled its contents to Tokyo.

Dr. F. A. Stock To Conduct
Chicago Orchestra Here
In ProgramSunday
An old favorite of local concert
audiences, the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, will appear here under
the baton of its distinguished-looking
conductor, Dr. Frederick A. Stock, ir
the fifth concert of the Choral Unior
Series at 3 p.m. Sunday in Hill Audi-
Acclaimed as one of the world',,
leading orchestras, the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra will be making it.,
33rd Ann Arbor appearance. It player
annually in the May Festivals froir
1905 to 1935 and presented a Chora
Union concert in 1937.
This orchestra boasts the "dean of
American conductors" The brilliant
record of Dr. Stock is rivaled by feu
in the musical world. He has beer
conductor~, of the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra since 1905.
Simplicity is the key word with Dr
Stock. His conducting does not con-
tain the theatrical motions now used
by so many other orchestra leaders
At the opening of the program hE
walks out on the stage, bows simply
and begins the first composition lim-
mediately, sometimes even before the
applause has subsided.
The program Sunday will be at
Suite No. 2 in B minor, for string.
and flute, by Bach.
"On the Shores of Sorrento," from
Symphonie Fantasia.
"Aus Italien," Op. 16, by Strauss.
Fantasia, "Francesca da Rimini,"
Op. 32, by Tschaikowsky.
Variations on an Original Theme;
Op. 36, by Elgar.,
. Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34. by
Balloon Escapes
CAMP DAVIS, N.C., Nov. 27.-P)- -
Immediately after Capt. R. W. Far-
rar pulled out of Camp Davis a bar-
rage balloon escaped. He stopped at
a place 25 miles away. The balloon
slowly descended and settled gently
on his automobile.

Churchill Policy Approved
By Commons; Laborite
Attacks American Aims
Reds Admit Peril
On Moscow Front
(By The Associated Press)
Britain's desert fighters, after 10
days of costly effort, have split the
Axis armies in Libya by punching
a hole northward from the tank
graveyard of Rezegh to the besieged
men of Tobruk, the High Command
announced last night.
This historic junction, admittedly
a shaky one, occurred at Ed Duda,
10 miles southeast of Tobruk's outer
defense rim, and it may prove a de-
cisive turning point in the entire Lib-
yan campaign.
The men of Tobruk, Poles, Czechs,
Indians and a mixture of British
Imperials, fought their way to Ed
Duda where they were met by New
Zealand and British tank units push-
ing up from the south toward the
coast. The Tobruk garrison has
been under siege since April.
Communications Established
Thus a slender 100-mile communi-
cations line curving southeastward
from Tobruk to Sidi Omar near the
Egyptian border was established.
But "formidable Axis pockets of
resistance" still exist on both sides
>f this line, the British emphasized.
Moreover, Axis reinforcements were
being rushed from the weft in an
Affort to break the Tobruk junction.
the RAF was reported taking a heavy
,oll of these marching men.
The British also acknowledged
paving trouble near Sidi Omar where
. German tank column crashed
across into Egypt to harass the long
upply line at its source.. Five of
,hese tanks were smashed, 80 other
ehicles destroyed, and 300 prisoners
aken in this area, a communique
aid, but the fighting with separated
,ank units is continuing, on moth
;ides of the border.
Italians Claim Victory
The Italians jubilantly claimed the
ecapture; of Sidi Omar itself in this
pparent Axis diversion attempt.
tome also said its tank units "sus-
ained strong clashes" with the Bri-
ish at Rezegh and "repelled"'Bri-
ish attempts to break out of To-
The situation on the Moscow front
till was obscure but admittedly peri-
lous for the Russians who said the
,ravest Nazi threat was in the Vol-
>kolamsk sector, 65 miles northwest
of the capital. German pressure there
vas said to be "enormous."


Seniors and freshmen who are
seeking positions on Senior Ball anda
Frosh Frolic committees have until
5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, to. turn in
their petitions, according to William
Slocum, '42, president of the Men's
Judiciary Council.
Thirteen students are to be chosen
Thursday, Dec. 11, for the Senior Ball
committee and eight for the Frosh
Frolic. Trhe former will consist of
five members from the literary col-l
lege (two of them women), three from
the engineering college, and one each
from the architecture, music, edu-
cation, forestry and nursing schools.
On the Frosh Frolic committee will be9
five students from the literary col-t
lege (two of them women), and three4
from the engineering or architecturalI
Petitions for all candidates are
available on week-days from 3 to 5
p.m. in the student offices of the
Union. When they are turned in, they
must be accompanied by 25 signatures
fn, tli annant14z ra. ca oonn



Beginning with a burglary at the
old Dental Building several days be-
fore school officially opened, thieves
have been making merry at the Uni-
versity's expense ever since.
First there was the removal of $700
in gold from fillings on the second
floor of the old Dental Building dur-
ing Orientation Week. Glass cases
containing plaster fillings were brok-
en into, the plaster was taken off and
the gold removed. No outside door
was forced-and police are still won-
dering how entrance was made.
Early Oct. 22, four fraternities and
another University building served
the needs of burglars. Phi Epsilon
Phi, Acacia, Delta Tau Delta and
nota Sima nelta re-nnrteid a com-

These Fellas Just Ain't Proud:
Crim Wve Vict -is - Include
Umversity, Students, Faculty

household goods and personal items-
from their homes.
Professor Sherlock listed a vacuum
cleaner, portable typewriter, linen
and clothing among the missing arti-
cles, while Professor Bennett claimed
the loss of a miniature camera, blan-
kets, luggage, a fur coat, jewelry, a
radio and drawing instruments.
A window was broken in the first
floor of the Sherlock home to force
entrance and a screen was removed
from a window at the Bennett resi-
dence to make the theft possible.
A dark coupe in the vicinity of Pro-
fessor Sherlock's home the night be-
fore the crime was the only clue
picked up by the police. It was seen
to drive away at hiigh speed, but mo
accurate description of the car was
S-1,n - 1 iinla"A ianifpain

Can It Happen Here?
Fascism In U.S. To Be Subject
Of Debate Lewis, Browne

Uritish Commons Vote
confidence To Churchill
LONDON, Nov. 27.-(A')-The Bri-
ish House of Commons gave Win-
ton Churchill another towvering vote
f confidence in himself, his govern-
aent and his warmethods today
fter hearing the bitter charge from
ohn (Jock) McGovern, long a one-
nan Parliamentary tornado, that
America is prepared toruse British
odies to blast her way into the mar-
ets of the Continent."
By the vote, 362 to 2, the govern-
aent beat down an attack by the
mregenerate Independent Labor
'arty, a four-man group of extreme
eft-wingers, to amend the tradi-
ional House reply to- the recent
peech from the Throne by insert-
ag a note of regret that the speech'
ontained no definite proposals for'
hanging the present economic sys-
em. I.L.P. wantg a "socialist char-
er" for after the war.
Debate Carried Afield
McGovern, however, carried the
lebate far afield, charging among
>ther things that the Churchill-
2oosevelt Atlantic -charter Wa "one
>f the grossest pieces of deceit of
nodern times" and that the United
States, by pursuing its -present policy,
vants to "reestablish the old finan-
Aial system of Wall Street" in Eur-
ope-"they are no more concerned
with freedom and democracy than
gre a large number of reactionary
fascists in this country."
Churchill himself stayed away
from the debate, but his foreign
secretary, Anthony Eden, rebuked the
firvRa,.fn rarl. inv t il ,h


Charrnster To Warble
Opera Hit At Pan-Hel
Dancers at tonight's Panhellenic
Ball will be given a sneak preview
of one of the 1942 Union Opera song
hits when Joan Reutter, '43SM, Mich-
igan's Hour of Charm winner, sings
"Will It Ever Be The Same."
She will be accompanied by Gordon
Hardy, Grad., musical director of the
Opera, "Full House," a prize winning
Hopwood script.

Ann Arborites dismayed by the
ironic pessimism of Sinclair Lewis in
his book, "It Can't Happen Here,"
have good reason to take heart for
the cause of democracy-the famed
writer has changed his mind.
Lewis will debate Lewis Browne* an
outstanding speaker and author, in
the fourth lecture of the Oratorical]
Series at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Hill
Lewis, who was awarded the Nobel
Prize in literature in 1930, was ques-
tioned on his stand recently. Al-

with the object of becoming a wealtpy
merchant prince.
But after a year of business experi-
ence, he returned to school and de-
voted himself to study for the Jewish
Since that time, his writings, such
as "Stranger Than Fiction," have be-
come world-famous and others, such
as "This Believing World," have
achieved tremendous popularity. His
lecture appearances throughout the
country have placed him in the first
rank of the nation's speakers.
A literary giant of contemporary

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