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House Asked
To Alter Dual
Price Control
Of Senate Bill
Roosevelt Continues Stand
On One Administrator;,
Wickard Gives Support
To President's Policy
Hoover Suggested
For New Office.
WASHINGTON; Jan. 12.-)-
Representative Joseph W. Martin,
Jr., the Republican leader, suggest-
ing tonight that Present Roose-
velt call In Republica s and anti-
New Deal Democrats of demon-
strated . administrative ability to
help in the war effort, proposed
former President Herbert Hoover
for price ontrol administrator.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. - (A') -
President Roosevelt, balked thus far
by ah adamant Senate farm bloc in
his efforts to obtain one-man control
over price-fixing, undertook person-
ally today to forestall House accept-
ance of sme agricultural pgrovisions
of the Senate-approved price regula-
tion bill.
Reported to be standing firm in
his opposition to dual control over
ceilings on farni commodities, th
President arranged to confer tomor-
row with a bi-partisan House com-
mittee which will meet with a similar
Senate group later in an attempt to
compromise differences.
The President was said to have re-
iterated to his'legislative lieutenants
his desire that a single administrator
be given full authority over all prices.
The Senate directed that no price-,
fixing order on agricultural commod-
ities should become effective until
approved by the Secretary of Agri-
culture. Mr. Roosevelt had voiced
opposition to such a provision in let-
ters to'Senators Barkley (Dem.-Ky.)
and Brown (Dem.-Mich.). Brown
contended that various other limi-
tations forced into the bill by the
farm bloc would permit food prices
to rise 25 per cent above present
Blefore Mr. Roosevelt's opposition
was made known,Secretary of Agri-
culture Wickard had asked Senators
for a voice in fixing of prices of farm
Today, he emphasized that he was
not opposing the President.
"Whatever the President wants is
what I'm for," Wickard said.
Eire s Asked
For U.S .Bases
De Valera Stands Firm
For IrishNeutrality
LONDON, Jan. 12. - (A') - The,
United States was said tonight to be
taking Rie lead in an increasingly
determined effort - informal but
none the less official-to obtain from
neutral Eire the use of vital bases
for guarding the Atlantic convoy
A British informant who said the
brunt of future negotiations would
fall largely upon the United States
suggested that the Irish gnd their
New York-born Prime Minister might

heed America's arguments more read-
ily than those of England.
Prime Minister Eamon de Valera
stood firm, however, in his insistence
that F ire would invite attack 'if she
permitted any part of her territory
to be used by a belligerent power.
Speaking in Dublin today, he de-
nied that there had been any secret
bargaining between Eire and any
other nation and declared:
"We will defend ourselves from at-
tacks from any quarter. We did and
are doing, our best to get arms. What
arms we can get we will get, it being
understood that they are to be used
to defend our territory against any
aggressor, no matter who it might
be... 4
"We do not intend to enter the

Comin Leads Michigan,
To UpsetVictory, 34-32
Determined Wolverine Cagers Stave Off Wildcat Rally
To Mark Up Season's First Conference Win
(Special to The Daly)
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 12.-A scrappy Michigan team that jumped to
an exceptionally large lead and managed to stave off ,all Northwestern's
efforts in the second half won its first conference victory of the season to-
night, 34 to 32.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan revamped his starting lineup and came up
with a winner. The stars of the game were two players that had ridden the
Wolverine bench most of the season-forward Mel Comin and guard Ralph
Big Mel 'was the plaker of the night. Ih previous games this season
Comn has seen little action, but last Saturday he earned a starting berth
" for himself by his relief work against
Illinois. Tonight, appearing before
hs home town fahe was at his
...best. Before the Wildcats could get
settled, Mel hit with four consecutive
baskets after Gibert had scored the
first point of the game from the foul
line, to give Michigan a 9 to 0 lead.
Comin went on to garner high point
honors for the evening by dropping
in six baskets and four free throws.
Gibert, a sophomore, took care of
Michigan's defense tonight while
Comin was handling the offense.
Ralph had the tough assignment of
Michigan's title-bound' wrest-
ling team held a strong Kansas
State team to a 14-14 tie last
night at Yost Field House. After
spotting the visitors 14 points the
Wolverines put on a sensational
- }uphill drive to even the score.
S. Mary Becker gained the only'fall
f''. of the evening for Michigan, when
hhe pinned Gill Townsend of Kan-
sas State.

Labor Board'
To Represent
All Factions
Davis Is Named To Head
War Mediation'roup
Of Twelve Members
Publie, Employes,
Industry Consulted
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. - 0P?) -
President Roosevelt created by exec-
utive order tonight a National War
Labor Board with William H. Davis,.
chairman of the National Defense
Mediation Board. as its head.
The new board has 12 members,
four each representing the public,
industry and employes.
It was set up to adjust labor dis-
putes and avoid strikes and lockouts;
so that there might be no interrup-
tion of a vast flow of war machines
and equipment from America's in-
dustrial plants.'
The executive order said that "the
national interest demands that there'
shall be no interruption of any work'
which contributes to the effective
prosecution of the war."
Arbitration Rulesf
This procedure for settling disputes
threatening to interrupt, war work
was provided:
1. The parties at issue shall resort
first to "direct negotiations or to the
procedures provided in a collective+
bargaining agreement."+
2. Failing to achieve settlement+
through stich a negotiation, the Labor
Department's conciliation commis-1
sioners must be notified, if they have,
not intervened already.
3. Should conciliation fail, the Sec-
retary of Labor dust certify the dis-
pute to the War "Labor Board. How-+
ever, the board, in its discretion, after
consultation with the Secretary, may
take jurisdicition over the dispute on
its own motion.
Thereafter, the board may use me-
diation, voluntary arbitration or ar-
bitration under rules established by
it, to effect a settlement.
Others Named
In addition to Davis, these other
public members were named: vice-
chairman George W. Taylor, Profes-
sor of Economics at the University of
Pennsylvania, and impartial chair-
man for various industries; Frank
P. Graham, president of the Univer-
sity of North Carolina; and Wayne
L. Morse, Dean of the University of
Oregon's Law School.
The labor board was created as a
result of a conference of labor and
industry spokesmen which met here
on Dec. 17 at the call of the presi-
dent to ,work out some method of
halting strikes or lockouts for the
duration 1of the war.
A tremendous clamor had devel-
oped in Congress for anti-strike legis-
lation, particularly after representa-
tives of the CIO withdrew from the
National Defense Mediation Board.
The Presidential order tonight pro-
vided that six members or alternates,
including not less than two from each
of the groups represented on the
board, shall constitute a quorum. It
was provided also that a vacancy in
the board should not impair the right
of the remaining members to exercise
the board's powers.

Prof. Harold JI. Dorr
To OpenWinter Parley
Senate Opinion Forum Starts Friday With Accent
Of Two-Day Discussion On 'America At War'
When Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the political science department addresses
the Student Senate Winter Parley's initial session Friday, he will open
the first all-campus war forum since Japan struck at Pearl Harbor.
Professor Dorr, selected yesterday by the senate parley committee, will
keynote a two-day, four-panel discussion of the issues facing "America At
War." He has long been an advocate of more active citizen participation
in government.
The parley, an annual senate function, assumes its greatest task this
year, with every man and woman on campus directly affected by its topics.
"Arms for America," an intensive9 * * *
economic survey of war-time activ-
ity, will be discussed by the first
panel under Norm Call- 4.Tstrp


. tallied 16 points
Medical -School
Students Enlist
As Reservists
Juniors, Seniors Exempted,
From Draft By Action;
"Called After Graduation
Almost all junior and senior stu-
dents in the medical school have en-
listed in Army medical reserve corps
or intend to do so, Dean Albert C.
Furstenberg of the Medical School
revealed yesterday.
These students will be utilized in'
the Army upon graduation, and will
be exempted from the draft. No
medical students who do not enlist
in the reserve corps will be draft ex-
empt, according to an Army order
made public recently
At the same time several changes
in the curriculum of the Medical
School were revealed. A new course
in nutrition for junior and senior
medical students has been added, and
teaching in all courses has been al-
tered, especially in the departments
of surgery and medicine.
Material adapted to the best in-
t'erest of Army organization will be
substituted for regular course ma-
terial wherever possible, the Dean
All 240 junior and senior medical
students have signed or are planning
to register for duty after graduation,
the juniors as reserves in the Medi-
cal Administrative Corps and the
seniors in the Medical Reserve Corps.
At present there is no pressure on
freshmen or sophomores to sign up.
,Nnentative plans for the future call
for a shortening of the academic
year, Dean 'Furstenberg stated, so
that the present freshmen will grad-
uate in a maximum of three years.
With school being in session through-
out the year, however, many students
would probably face financial hard-
ships, he commented, as there would
be no time for summer work.
Flag Defiler Assessed
$50 For Red Cross

guarding the sensational Otto Gra-
ham and he turned in a superb job
by holding the Purple forward to
only two baskets. Graham made a
total of seven points as he added
three free throws. This was far below
his previous pace as he has aver-
aged ovet' 17 points per game in
seven tilts and was leading the Con-
ference in scoring.
This victory for Coach Ooster-1
baan's squad was the first of the
Big Ten season after haviig lost.
three games to Purdue, Iowa and
Illinois. On the opposite side of the
ledger, it was the, first defeat for the
Widcats in four Conference frays and
it toppled them' from a first-place
tie with Illinois who won tonight.
Only once in the wilid game didthe
Wildcats forge into the lead. With
('Continued on Page 3)
THaw Color Films
To Be Shown Here
Refusal of the Thaw family to be
daunted by the prospect of war in,
1939 will prove a boon to the Oratori-
cal Association audience when it
meets at 8:15 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
Auditorium to see in gorgeous techni-
color the splendors of India..
That refusal resulted in the filming
by professional Hollywood camera-
men of sights which many would term
incredible-Great Durbars, with un-
imaginable displays of wealth. and
magnificence; tiger hunting; pig
sticking; mighty religious ceremonies;
mystifyingf'akirs, and snake charm-

*tat'&tA W.' C J4*5 ~S~f, .'d *f~V
fold program includes labor, pro-
ducer and consumer viewpoints on
such issues as inflation, the right to
strike, war profits, and financing
arms expenditures.
The seconid panel, "War and Edu-
cation," will search out both the im-
mediate and long run effects of all-
out conflict on American colleges
and universities. Chaired by Dan
Huyett, '42, it plans to stress stu-
dent defense training, the post-war
aftermath and the question of mud-
slogging B.A.'s.
Under leadership of Don O'Con-
nor, '42, America's "Crisis In Mor-
als" will be analyzed by' the third
panel. O'Connor has outlined an
extensive discussion program in-
cluding such issues as the bombing
of enemy civilians,' treatment of'
Axis aliens, Negro discrimination in
the armed forces, and the method of
a final peace settlement.
The fourth panel, headed by Don
Stevenson, '42, will take ,up "Our
Armed Forces," from both political
and tactical viewpoints. The size of
our A.E.F., and the question of con-
centrating on Japan or Germany will
be among topics discussed by this
Comedy, Cast
Announced By
Prof. Halstlead
Announcement of the cast in Play
Production's presentation of "George
Washington Slept Here" was made
yesterday by William P. Halstead,
Assistant Professor of the speech de-
Leading roles will be taken by Wil-
liam Altman, '42, cast as Newton
Fuller; Veitch Purdom, '42, Anna-
belle Fuller; Willis Pitts, Qrad., Mr.
Kimber; Mildred Janusch, '43, Madge
Fuller and Dr. Halstead as Uncle
Other parts in the Kaufman-Hart
comedy which opens its four-day
run at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre will be
played by John Hathaway; Nathan
Bryant, '43; Claire Cooke, Grad.;
Margaret Cotton, '42; Hal Cooper,
'44; Carol Freeman, '42; Dorothy
Haydel, Grad.; Joseph Lynn, '42;
Richard Strain, '42; Dorothy Cum-
mings, '43; Mary Ellen Wheeler,
Grad., and Merle Webb. '42.


... keynotes winter parley r
British Leader r
Will Describe
Labor At War
'U' Lecture To Be Given
By Margqret Bondfield.,
Of International Union
Miss Margaret Bondfield, noted
British unionist and labor leader, will
speak on "How Labor Fights" at
4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the,
Rackham Auditorium under the aus-
pices of the Department of Eco-
Affectionately ciled "St. Maggie"
of labor, Miss Bondfield has been
deeply interested and, extremely ac-
tive in the labor movement since
her youth. Apprenticed to a dry
goods merchant when she was 14,
Miss Bondfield joined a union as soon
as it was formed, and at 23 was writ-
ing its journal as well as being active
in its other affairs.
Over the years she has played an
important role in British labor and
the international labor movement.
For many years she was a member,
and in 1923 chairman, of the Gen-
eral Council of Trades Union Con-
gress. /
In the course of the Ramsey Mc-
Ionald government, Miss Bondfield
was a member of Parliament, Parlia-
mentary Secretary to the Minister of
Labor, and later herself Minister of
Since her retirement from the po-
sition of a national officer of the
National Union of General and Mu-
nicipal Workers in 1932, she has been
a lecturer and writer for the socialist
labor movement.
Miss Bondfield is deeply interest-
ed in post-war reconstruction as well
as in 'the revolutionary transform-
ations now: taking place, particularly
from the standpoint of the laboring
Now You Needn't
Bother To Keep
Up With Joneses
ATLANTA, Jan. 12.-(M)-Among1
other things, says' Dr. Newdigate M.
Owensby, the war is going to cure a
great many Americans of their
chronic neurosis since they won't
have to "keep up with the Joneses."
"Those men and women with per-
petual jitters," he says, "usually are
suffering from nothing but idle minds
that go to work on themselves. There

Air Bases
In Jungle
Two Jap Cruisers, 'Two
Transports Are Struck
In Defense Of Borneo
Dutch Take Jead
In Aerial Fights
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.--(P)-
The Navy said today Admiral
Thomas C. Hart, Allied naval com-
mander in oh ef, and commander
of the United States Asiatic Fleet,
is in the Dutch East Indies Where
the Japanese have spread their in-
BATAVIA, N. E. I., Jan. 12.-()-..
Flying Dutchmen and their allies
(apparently American and Australian j
pilots) were declared officially to-
night to have struck two Japanese.
cruisers and two transports, and shot
down four planes in trying to smash
Japanese footholds on Borneo and
Celebes south of the Philippines.
The situation was obscure 'in the
bitter ground fighting at Tarakan,
island oil center off northeastern
Borneo, and at Minahassa, the north-
eastern part of Celebes where Japa-,
nese sea-borne troops and parachut-
ists landed early yesterday.
Tokyo claixhed the surrender. of
Tarakan and the capture of Mendao,
main city of Minahassa.
Secret Airdromes
Allied airmen were reported using
a group of 50 secret jungle airdromes
in their blows at th Japanese. The
fields, well camouflaged from the r,
are inaccessible by road, and are
serviced by a f1eet of American-made
Two Australian planes and one
Dutch naval aircraft were acknowl-
edged lost in the operations reported
"Our allies are energetically*taking
part in the fight against the invad-'
ers," tonight's communique said.
"Allied planeA yesterday shot down
four Japanese planes over ,Minahassa
while they further scored two direct
hits on a Japanese cruis r and a near
miss on a destroyer..
"Our bombers this morning scoed
a direct hit on a Japanese cruiser;
lying off Tarakan while our (Ameri-
can-mate) Glenn Martin bombers
also scored, two, direct hits on two
Japanese transport ships lying there."
Dutch Report Hits
Thus in two days the Dutch re-
ported direct hits on two Japanese
cruisers and four transports, as well
as "near misses" on a third cruiser
and a destroyer. Seven Japanese
planes have been declared downed.
Dutch sources kaid that the Neth-
erlands High Command was confi-
dent it could keep the Japanese from
overrunning its valuable East Indies
possessions, and that if any of the
islands are abandoned "we will leave
the Japanese only completely de-
stroyed oil fields which they will be
unable to use for' a considerable
British Withdraw
On Malay Front

SINGAPORE, Jan. 12.-(JP)-The
British have abandoned Kuala Lum-
pur, bitterly contested rubber center
and capital of the Federated Malay
States, and established a new line be-
low the city some 150 miles north
of Singapore.
The withdrawal was orderly despite
a remorseless pounding from Jap-
anese land and air forces. For nine
hours the retreat was carried out
down the main north-south high-
way with astonishingly few losses.
Farther down the Peninsula a Bri-
tish coastal patrol captured a small
Japanese unit which landed from
fishing craft in southern Johore.
Europeanand Asiatic residents be-
gan leaving Kuala Lumpur, one of
'the most beautiful cities in Malaya,
several weeks ago. Refugees arriving
yesterday said the Japanese would
find little of use to them except emp-

Japs Becoming Desperate:
Al-Out Land, Air Blows Blast Philippines,

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.-( P)-The Japanese heavily'
shelled and bombed American-Filipino positions today
in what may be the initial phase of an all-out attempt to
crush General Douglas MacArthur's Army and free the
bulk of their Philippine forces to support the Dutch In-
dies invasion.'
The Americans were hitting back, the War Depart-
ment reporting in a communique that a "heavy artillery
battle is in progress along the entire front."
For some days, the Japanese have been bringing
fresh troops to this front north and west of Manila in
apparent preparation for an offensive.
That this was beginning was indicated not only by
the artillery action but also by a report from MacArthur
that "ground activity is increasing."
Enemy bombing raids also were made on the American
fortifications in Manila Bay but word was lacking as to
their success. MacArthur advised only that "air at-
tacks are being renewed."

"As surely as the sun shines, the Japanese will be
driven out or forced to withdraw from the Philippine
Islands," Hawes asserted.
"Watch the Quislings, remember their names so tiat
when the war is over and the invaders are driven out
these traitors shall be driven out with them, and sent
to Japan to finish their lives in that serfdom and slavery
that Japan always gives to any other nationality than
her own," he said.
From Secretary of the Navy Knox came an admoni-
tion against false hopes that the American Fleet might
soon in one swift stroke destroy Japan's sea power.
"I would not be fr'ank with you," he said in an ad-
dress to the United States Conference of Mayors, "if I led
you to believe that you could expectfavorable, dramatic
developments .of triumphant, American, full-scale naval
engagements in the Pacific in the near future.
"The elements of distance, of time, and the necessar-
ly wide distribution of our naval forces preclude what I

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