THE MICMJGAN DAIL'Y.
of Axis Nations
'State of Nation' Speech
of Economic Stability .
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New and Reelected Congressmen Take Oaih
Meanwhile page boys, closely super-
vised by Chairman Blooim of the For-
eign Affairs Committee, .arranged
chairs around the rostrum "for the
Soon the Senate entered, and par-
nded in double file down the center
aisle, led by McNary and Senator
Barkley (Dem.-Ky.) in formal morn-
ing attire. Then, in single file, the
diplomatic corps entered, to the ap-
plause of the Congressmen. Promi-
nent among them was Lord Halifax,
the British Ambassador.
Next came the cabinet and there
was an ovation for Cordell Hull, the
Secretary of State. Finally, the door-
keeper of the [louse, Joseph Sinnott,
"The President of the United
Everyone arose. Cheers and the
"rebel yells" of southern members
mingled with a tumult of hand-clap-
ping. Meanwhile, the President was
muaking his way to the rostrum, on
the arm of his military aide, Maj.-
Gen. Edwin M. Watson. He smiled
a greeting to Vice-President Wallace
and Speaker Rayburn and prepared
to speak. His Naval aide, Capt. John
L. McCrea, placed his manuscript-
typewritten and bound in a black
loose-leaf notebook-before him. Mr.
Roosevelt removed his pince-nez
glasses and placed them on the desk
before him, under the semi-circle
of eight microphones. He waited for
the din to subside and then began
He spoke quietly throughout,.quiet-
ly and swiftly. Only occasionally did,
he raise his voice to emphasize his
points. Characteristically, his head
bobbed up and down with the rhythm
of his words.
Plans Afoot for
'Boys of Michigan' to
Be Helped by State
LANSING. Jan. 7.- (P)- Plans
were afoot in the House of Represen-
tatives today to build up a soldiers'
bonus fund for "the boys of Michi-
gan" when they return to civilian life.
A concurrent resolution calling for
the appointment of a bonus study
commission was introduced by Rep.
George N. Higgins, Republican, Fern-
dikad sent to committee.,
Higgins and Rep. Victor A. Knox,
Republican, Sault Ste. Marie, said
they were interested in a number of
proposals for a bonus which have not
reached the bill stage.
Knox said one plan was to earmark
part or all of the $27,000,000 general
fund surplus for the bonus.
for c43 Will B
Issued Jan. 18
The Michigan Technic's initial is-
sue for 1943 will appear January 18,
editor Keith Smith announced yester-
day and pointed out that the maga-
zine will "start the New Year right
with an outstanding series of articles
As part of the Technic's program of
presenting engineers who are among
their school's top students, the maga-
zine will feature articles on Kenneth
Moehl, Kendall Taylor and Don West,
all '43E. Guest "outstanding student"
will be Prof. Earl Rainville of the
engineering school's department of
Smith also announced that the
magazine's January issue will be
highlighted by Regent Lucius Allen's
article on "The Engineer at War".
Discussions of "Design of Furnace
Walls" and "Single Purpose Slide
Rules" by Robert Ehrlich and Blaine
Newman, both '43E, will be also in-
cluded, Smith said.
COAST GUARD STATION BURNS
GRAND HAVEN, Jan. 7.--(P-Fire
believed to have been caused by a
coal stove early this afternoon dam-
aged the athletic building of the U.S.
Coast Guard Training Station here.
Ganuoe to Talk',
on Peace .Plans
at Hillel T oday
#A Prime Requisite for a Lasting,.
Peace" will be the subject of a talk'
by Col. William A. Ganoeat 8:30 p.m.
today at the Hillel Foundation.
The lecture is one of a series of
Friday evening discussions held
throughout the year at the Founda-
tion. Meetings are arranged under the
direction of Warren Laufe, '44, chair-
man of the Hillel Forum Committee:
Col. Ganoe is professor of militaty
science and tactics at the University
and head of the ROTC unit. He is
widely known as an authority on mili-
tary history and was for a time pro-
fessor of military history at the U.S.
Military Academy at West Point. He
is the author of several books on the
Col. Ganoe will discuss the need
for a world army after the wai'In
order to enforce the peace. The tlk
will be followed by an informal ques-
tion and discussion period. The meet-
ing is open to the public. Refresi-
ments will be served.
Preceding the talk, conservative ' -
ligious services will be held in the
chapel of the Foundation starting
promptly at 7:30 p.m.
New and reelected members of the House of Representatives of the 78th Congress of the United States swear to discharge their duties
as representatives of the people as the first session opened in Washington. Speaker Sam Rayburn (Dem.-Tex.) (Hand upraised, highest
part of rostrum) administers the oath.
KAUFMAN-FERBER COMEDY IS NEXT:
'Stage Door,' Play Production
Feature, Will Open Wednesday
Offered as War
DETROIT, Jan. 7.-(MP)-Grants of
money to families at the birth of
children, hospital and medical care,
and other benefits are provided for
in an expanded social security pro-
gram proposed by the United Auto-
mobile Workers (CIO) today.
Termed a wartime measure, the
new plan is being offered, the union
,dxpained, to give the working pubjic
a feeling of security for the- future.
All 'workers would be protected by .the
plan and participation would be op-
tional for farmers and self employ-
The union estimates that its pro-
gram, which would 'incorporate pres-
ent workmen's compensation and un-.
employment benefits, would cost ap-
proximately seven billion dollars a
Salient points of the proposed plan,
as stated by George F. Addes, secre-
tary-treasurer of the union, are:
Temporary disability benefits. A
lump sum upon the birth of a child.
Permanent disability benefits for all
illnesses and accidents, to be paid
until old age benefit payments begin
or until death. Lump sum for fun-
eral expenses. Unemployment com-
pensation for a minimum of 30 weeks
a year. In the event of death, bene-
fits should be paid to the wife until
death or until she remarries, and to
The Kaufman -Ferber comedy,
"Stage Door", which is characterized
by its abundance of females will be
the next offering of Play Production
of the Department of Speech for a
four night run opening Wednesday,
Jan. 13, in the Lydia Mendelssohn
There are no fewer than 18 inge-
nues in "Stage Door", and when word
of this got around New York, almost
every young actress on the Atlantic
seaboard invaded the Harris offices
in the Music Box theatre during the
first few weeks of casting. A careful
record kept by a statistician in the
office revealed that exactly 434 ac-
tresses were interviewed.
Tickets for the local performance
of "Stage Door" will be placed on sale
Monday in the Mendelssohn Theatre
box office. Hours will be from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and
from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. the remain-
der of the week.
The idea of collaborating on an-
other play was suddenly adopted by
George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
on the New Year's Eve of 1935. On
this particular night they threshed
out all the old and discarded ideas
once again, and then one of them re-
membered a play they had in mind
six years before. The appeal of de-
scribing a girls' club was strong
enough this time to inspire them to
direct their efforts in this direction.
A few weeks later Mr. and Mrs.
Kaufman and Miss Ferber journeyed
to Florida, and during an extended
stay a long and detailed synopsis was
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Russian column driving south from
the Millerovo area. The column's ex-
act location is not known except that
it last was reported within 40 miles
of Likhaya after by-passing Millerovo.
A third Red Army column is push-
ing along the Don River's north bank
toward Rostov, and yesterday this
army took Nikolayev, representing a
10-mile advance in one day. Nikolayev
itself is. about 87 miles from Rostov.
An intermediate point, Zazersky,
about 20 miles south of Valkovo on
the railway inside the Don bend, also
Three hundred miles below Rostov
in the Caucasus the Russians were
pushing northward along the Baku-
Rostov railway, and were 25 miles
or more beyond the railroad junction
The communique as heard by the
Soviet monitor listed the large popu-
lated places of Kolomenskaya, Svet-
aya-Padina, and Severnyi as falling
to the Russians in this area. Some of
these points were taken in hand-to-
hand fighting, and in two engage-
ments the Germans were said to have
lost 600 men. Altogether 40 inhabited
localities, large and small, were said
to have been occupied.
completed. Some of their collabora-
tion was done while they were bicycle
"Of course, some people must have
fancied that we were a bit touched,"
remarked Miss Ferber in commenting
upon this phase of their work. "I re-
member we passed two old ladies in
a wheel chair one morning justas
George was saying, 'I think we'd bet-
ter kill her off for a finish after she's
lost her job.' I have never seen such
an expression of horrified amazement'
on anybody's face as was revealed on
the wrinkled and kindly countenanice-
ofeone of them. 'Well. I never!' she
"Stage Door" was completed' in
New York two months later. The col-
laborators worked for four hours daily
in Miss Ferber's apartment, generally
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "I figure that
I owe her exactly 43 lunches," is the-
way Mr. Kaufman described the time
for February 3
Shorter Period to Be"
in Tune with Times
Because the whole academic pro-
gram of the University has been
speeded up, orientation activities for
the second semester will be cut to
four days beginning February 3, it
was announced yesterday by Tom
Coulter, '45, and Kenneth Frantz,
'45, Union orientation chairmen.
Men who wish to become orienta-
tion advisers are asked to appear in
the Union Student Offices from 3 to
5 p.m. today and Monday for an in-
terview with the orientation commit-
A concise program has been plan-
ned with emphasis being placed upon
the war program of the University,
Activities will begin Wednesday
morning, Feb. 3 and continue through
Sunday, Feb. 6. Groups will meet
their advisers at that time. Coulter
will be in charge of general freshman
orientation and Frantz will handle
all transfer student activities.
On Campus .. .
Education for War...
College students' most important
job now is to learn as much as they
possibly can while in school in order
to aid intelligently in winning the
peace, said Pvt. Louis Fogel, '42, at
the meeting of the International Re-
lations Club last night.
"We must- protect ourselves from
defeating the plan-for "some sort of a
League 'of Nations," he stated. "for
the American mind can easily be
turned -toward isolation unless the
people receive proper education."
Orgaist to Play...
In -partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of Master
of Music, Franklin' Mitchell, will pre-
sent an organ recital at 4:15 p.m. to-
day in Hill Auditorium.-
A student of Prof. Palmer Christ-
ian, Mr. Mitchell will open his pro-
gram with the "Prelude and Fugue in
B Minor" of Bach. Works by Karg-
Elert, Franck, Copland and Widor
will also be presented in this recital.
Mr. Mitchell is organist of the First
Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor
and is a graduate of Missouri Valley
College, Marshall, Missouri.
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War Zone Birds...
A display of birds from present war
zones has been placed on exhibit in
the first floor rotunda of the Univer-
sity Museums as the second of a series
of "Animals of the Fighting Fronts".
Sixty-five specimens are presented,
including seldom-seen varieties such
as the German skylark'-and the Eng-
'The specimens have been borrowed
from the Division of Birds of the Mu-
seum of Zoology, and' placed on ex-
hibit by Dr. E. G. Berry, Assistant
Curator of the University Museum.
MUSKEGON, Jan. 7.-(M)-Failure
of the War Labor Board to act on a
requested wage agreement brought
criticism today by officials of a
United Automobile Workers (CIO)
local. The pending adjustment con-
cerns employes in the lower wage
bracket of the Campbell, Wyant, and
Cannon Foundry Company, which is
engaged in war work.
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