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40,000 EnglishCoal Miners Walk Out in

Wage Argument

00 Fits Idle
As Ministers
Seek Solution
35,000 Tons of Coal
Lost Daily as Other
Fields Face Slowdown
LONDON, March 7.-Forty thous-
and coal miners and 60 pits were idle
as a walkout in Monmouthshire and
South Wales fields expanded tonight.
Minister of Fuel Gwilm Lloyd
George was expected to treat the sit-
uation as an emergency at a meeting
tomorrow with the National Nego-
tiating Committee, originally sche-
duled to meet only for preliminary
discussion on wage differences.
The stoppage is costing Britain
about 35,000 tons of coal daily.'
Among the pits newly affected was
the Abergorki mines, which had
flown the Union Jack at the mast-
4ead for 40 consecutive weeks in rec-
ognition of exceeding quotas.
The South Wales miners executive
committee, which announced 45 its
wee losed by the strikes, appealed
to the miners to return to work at
once to facilitate negotiation of the
wage differences which precipitated
the walkouts.
In the Durham coalfields, where
slowdown strikes occurred, the gov-
ernment yesterday began transfer-
ring miners elsewhere and replacing
theni by other workers.
4 recent wage decision boosting
mi~nmum weekly wages from $16.75
to $20, but not providing an increase
in piece rates, is the miners' griev-
ance.
F1inns Answer
Russian Terms
Stockholm Reports
Carry No Particulars
STOCKHOLM, March 7. - (P) -
Finland's answer to Russian peace
terms has been sent to Moscow and a
reply is expected momentarily, the
Helsinki correspondent of the Stock-
holm newspaper Aftonbladet reported
today
Particulars of the Finnish reply
were not made known immediately.
The Finnish diet met for an hour,
but there was no indication whether
it had received word from Moscow.
(informed persons in London spec-
ilated that Finland's message to the
Kremlin was more likely to have
wsed clarification of certain phases
of Russia's six-point peace program
that to have contained outright ac-
ceptance or rejection of the Soviet
terMS.)
It was significant that the dispatch
ftr Aftonbladet's correspondent was
passed by the Finnish censorship.
This was the first direct word from
Finland supporting reports that the
Finns had acknowledged Russia's
peace proposal.
"One therefore is waiting with in-
creased interest the second phase of
the Finnish-Russian question," the
dispatch concluded. "That is the
Finnish government reply to Mos-
cow and the expected answer."
(Tuesday's Finnish military com-
mtinique reported that 25 Russian
dive-bombers attacked the port of
Kotka in southern Finland Monday
afternoon, causing some damage and
casualties.)
At the same time, the Helsinki cor-
respondent of the Stockholm news-
paper Dagens Nyheter whote that
"peace machinery is in movement
among higher officials."
Sgt. Flewell, Co. C,
To Play Tuesday

Sgt. Richard W. Flewell, Co. C,
will appear as guest pianist in a re-
cital to be given at 8:30* p.m. next
Tuesday in the Rackham Assembly
Hall.
Assistant teacher in the Chicago
McPhail School of Music until he
entered the Army in 1942, Sgt. Fle-
well has a Master of Music degree
from the University of Minnesota
and has studied piano with Dimitri
Mitropoulos, conductor of the Minne-
apolis Symphony Orchestra, and Mrs.
Charles Hardy of the McPhail School.
His program includes compositions
by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Schu-
mann, Chopin, Brahms, Milhaud,
Shostakovich, Poulenc and Debussy.

Truck Driver

Saved,

But Precious Gas Floats Away

200 Scholars To
Attend Academy
]Ieeting Here
Forty-ninth annual meeting of the
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts
and Letters will be held here March
17 and 18 and will draw more than
200 scholars from all over the state.
Henri Seyrig, who is now on the
staff of the New York Bureau of the
French Committee of National Liber-
ation, will give the general address.
Recognized as the leading authority
on Syrian antiquities, Seyrig will
speak on "Palmyra and the Ancient
Caravan Trade." The other promi-
nent out-of-state speaker will be Dr.
Edwin J. Cohn of Harvard Univer-
sity. He will address the medical
section of the Academy on "The
Properties and Functions of the Plas-
ma Proteins."
More than 200 papers will be pre-
sented by the physical and social
scientists, doctors, foresters and folk-
lore enthusiasts who will participate
in the Academy, which is considered
the leading state scientific organiza-
tion and one of the most outstanding
in the nation.
Papers on everything from deep
scientific studies to prison jargon will
be presented by the scholars in the
17 sections into which the Academy
is divided. Developments and inves-
tigations in the fields of anthropol-
ogy, botany, economics, fine arts,
folklore, forestry, geography, geology
and mineralogy, history and political
science, landscape architecture, lang-
uage and literature, mathematics,
philosophy, psychology, sanitary and
medical science, sociology and zool-
ogy will be discussed.

A WOL ove~r aboul

Daniels Relates
Attempts To
Oust Slattery
WASHINGTON, March 7.-(P)-
The story of futile White House at-
tempts to secure the resignation of
Harry E. Slattery as rural electrifica-
tion administrator was related before
a Senate investigating committee to-
day by Jonathan Daniels, presiden-
tial assistant, who testified they were
made with the knowledge and ap-
proval of President Roosevelt.
Daniels confirmed that he had
asked Slattery to resign and gave
other details which he had previously
refused to divulge to the committee.
Indications were that the investigat-
ing group would, as a result, drop its
plan to prosecute the 41-year-old
presidential aide on a contempt
charge.
Daniels said he twice requested
Slattery's resignation- which the
REA head refused to grant--after an
inquiry into REA affairs which he
undertook at the President's request
in July of last year. He was con-
vinced, he said, that anfeud" within
the agency might be ended if Slattery
were to step out.
Daniels said President Roosevelt
asked him to look into the REA upon
receiving from his "old friend,' Slat-
tery, a letter that led the chief execu-
tive to believe things weren't going
smoothly. In the letter, Slattery pro-
tested to the President that his
"hands had been tied" by Secretary
of Agriculture Wickard's appoint-
ment of aides without his approval.

William Logan, truck driver, sits on the cab of his truck after he narrowly escaped'death by drown-
ing at Palmdale, Calif., when his gasoline-laden truck and trailer ran off the highway and partially sub-
merged in Wagon Wheel pond, trapping him in the cab. An unidentified motorist swam out to Logan's
rescue.-
Hints GivenT StudenitTaxpaer

Appealing principally to students
to use their permanent address in
filling out income tax returns, a rep-
resentative of the Collector of Inter-
nal Revenue's Office yesterday indi-
cated several ways in which the
handling of returns could be facili-
tated for both students and the of-
fice.
Unless reports are turned in with
money order or cashier's check cov-
ering the necessary amount by
March 15, he stated, they must be
postmarked on or before that date.
They should be addressed to either
Rm. 207 in the National Bank Build-
ing in Ann Arbor or to the Collector
of Internal Revenue, Federal Build-
ing, Detroit.
Scholarships Not Taxable
Stressing that scholarships in the
form of gifts are not taxable, he
added that those given requiring a
certain amount of work must be re-
ported as income. No campus jobs
are exempt.
He also indicated that those hav-
ing difficulty with their returns
might use the Advisory -Service, al-
though this is merely a courtesy and
the taxpayer is responsible for cor-
rect returns, not theCollector's of-
fice. Those seeking such help should
bring room and board bills, last year's
returns, receipts from withholding
taxes, and the total amount earned
during the year, for without these,
he declared, the adviser will be help-
less.
In order to help those with diffi-
cult tax problems, the office here will
be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. next
week. There are six advisers in the
office qualified to assist with the
new forms.
Government Owes Nothing
Number one problem of the office
is to straighten out the problems of
the 300 or more who pour through
the office every day with mistakes
ranging from checks addressed to
individuals instead of the Collector
of Internal Revenue to the man from
Arkansas who figured as do so many
that the government really owed him
money.
One anecdote concerns the lady
who said that she was married, but
that her husband had left her. She
was waiting for him though; she
thought she'd wait about ten years.
Of course there are people who
want deductions for all sorts of rea-
sons and always a few who want to
throw in the dog on their return.
One man remarked, "He eats more
than any of the kids do."
One man who was in the office
yesterday afternoon puzzling over
his forms remarked, "My sister is a
very intelligent school teacher, but I
can't figure out this tax business."
Taxpayers Willing
The employes in the Collector's
office agree that people this year are
generally very willing taxpayers.
They are less reluctant to pay than
in previous years and they have
found little effort among the people
of Ann Arbor to chisel.
They also remarked that now that
taxes have reached a high point,
people are not waiting till the last
minute to figure out what they owe.
They want to find out as soon as pos-

sible so that they will be sure to have
the money.
These Should File
Those persons who have to file
returns are: (1) persons who were
single for the entire year and whose
gross income equals or exceeds $500;
(2) married but not living with hus-
band or wife for any part of year
and gross income equals or exceeds
$500; (3) married and living with'
husband or wife for any part of the
year or for the entire year and gross
income exceeds $624 or combined
gross income of husband and wife
equals or exceeds $1,200; (4) single
or married (regardless of amount of
gross income for 1943) if liable for
tax for 1942.
When the marital status changes
during the year a return must be
filed if the combined gross income of
husband and wife though less than
$1,200, equals or exceeds the aggre-
gate of (a) $500 pro-rated for the
period during which the husband was
WPB Officials Are
Denied Deferments
WASHINGTON, March 7.-(.)-
Out of 245 big and little War Pro-
duction Board officials whose defer-
ment as "key men" was sought by
the agency, all but seven have been
turned down, it was learned tonight.
One official described the situation
as "the most serious threat to the
WPB organization since the start of
the war." All the 245 are pre-Pearl
Harbor fathers.
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single, and (b) $1,200 pro-rated for
the period during which they were
married.
"Owing to complications involved
in filing any individual returns, I
would recommend that :in doubtful
case a person consult the Collector's
office," H. P. Wagner, chief accoun-
tant of the University, suggested.

Lt. James E. Cook (above), 24,
of Williamsburg, Iowa, who made
an unauthorized raid over the Jap
base at Rabaul six weeks ago. A
veteran of 28 missions, le decided
to put in a little overtime.
Supply Bill Passed
WASHINGTON, March 7.-(A)-
Displaying liberality toward war
agencies but sharply slashing home
front bureaus, the House Appropri-
ations Committee approved today a
$500,103,748 deficiency supply bill,
$92,235,064 below budget estimates.

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