THE MICHIGAN DAILY
NLRB Forbids Firing of Foremen for UnionMemb
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1944
Decision Results from
Striking in Detroit
Bythe Associated Press
WASHINGTON, May 8.-The Na-
tional Labor Relations Board ruled
today that supervisory employes may
not be discharged or discriminated
against for membership in a fore-
men's union-but at the same time
it upheld a prior decision denying
recognition to such supervisory un-
The decision was handed down as
foremen in several Detroit plants
were on strike in protest against what
they termed delays by the NLRB and
the War Labor Board in handling
Specifically, the NLRB ruling in-
volved- discharged foremen at the
Soss Manufacturing Company of De-
troit and Republic Steel Corporation
at Cleveland. The board handed the
cases to its regional boards in those
cities for further action.
Supervisory status in itself does
not remove an employe from the pro-
tection of the Labor Relations Act,
the Board declared. However, since
it does not recognize a foremen's
independent union as an appropriate
bargaining unit, the supervisory em-
ployes would find themselves depen-
dent entirely on voluntary bargaining
arrangements with the employer, a
Board spokesman said. The organized
foremen would have no recourse to
the board in enforcing terms of a
contract for example, the spokesman
explained. The foremen are merely
protected from discharge for union
Many Still Idle
DETROIT, May 8.-(')- Strikes
among production workers and fore-
men in more than a score of factories
in the Detroit area ;and in Windsor,
Ont., kept nearly 23,000 persons idle
While efforts were continued to
settle the disputes that halted pro-
duction in the four Windsor plants
of the Ford Motor Co. of Canada and
two factories of the Kelsey-Hayes
Company in Detroit, a threat came
from the independent Foremen's As-
sociation of America to call out sev-
eral thousand foremen of three Ford
Motor Co. factories here.
Representatives of 9,000 , foremen
employed in the Ford Rouge, High-
land Park and Willow Run factories
asserted that lacking favorable action
by the company on demands for a
contract a walkout would start Tues-
day n'oon. Recognition of their asso-
ciation, the foremen's representatives
said, was the main issue.
At the Ford Company offices it was
said no statement would be made at
Meeting of Entire Cast
Of Co. D's Show Called
A special meeting of the entire cast
of "Rumor Has It," Co. D's musical,
has been called for 7 o'clock tonight
at the USO.
Pfc. Arty Fischer, director, stressed
the importance of the meeting and
asked that all participants, including
the singing and dancing choruses, at-
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JO, MEG, AMY, BETH:
Alcott's "Little Women' Will
Be Performed for Children
Louisa M. Alcott's ever-populai---
AIR POWER MEETS SEA POWER: This photo was made during momentous D-Day operation in the
South. Pacific as B-25 bombers wing toward the Japanese airdrome at Rabaul, New Britain, while sur-
face craft several thousand feet below form part of America's invasion convoy speeding toward the
READY TO RETIRE:
Old Colonel Gets His Man After
Spending 39 Years in Army
By KENNETH L. DIXON
Associated Press Correspondents
WITH THE AEF IN ITALY, May
8.-Everybody around these parts is
wondering who the "Old Colonel"
really is but Army's rules about un-
authorized activities being what they
are, probably nobody will find out-
officially, that is.
It was the 45th Division News
which told the story about the "Old
Colonel" who had squatted behind
the rear echelon desk "through 39
years of army life and two world
wars" and who was about to be re-I
tired and sent home.
He'd never had any front line ac-
tion so when his time was about up
he pestered everybody to death to
transfer him to a line outfit for a
while. Instead, when they got tired
of hearing him squawk, they shifted
him to an ordinance battalion *still
far in the rear.
The ordinance men didn't know
his record so they innocently let
him go up on Anzio. He tried the
new rifle on the target range and
didn't like it, so he swapped it for a
Springfield '03, figuring he could
go back and report on the faults of
the sniper's rifle after he'd taken
care of his business.
It was raining and it was muddy
when he finished trying out- the
'03 on the rifle range but he never
stopped. He hitched a ride to a
front line batallion command post
and then headed down to a line
company. When they tried to talk
him out of his plan he pulled his
rank on them-so they grinned,
shrugged their shoulders and let
Through the darkness and storm
he followed the guide up the combat
line. There he got in a foxhole with
It was about 6:30 in the morning
when the rising sun flashed for a
minute on a helmet that appeared on
the other side of no man's land. Then
it was dark again. It reappeared for
a quick look around.
The Old Qolonel carefully creak-
ed his old bones into a sitting po-
sition in the foxhole. The '03 laid
across the parapet in front of him,
he laid the stock against his griz-
zled cleek and drew a bead on the
spotwhere the helmet kept popping
up, and waited.
Finally the careless Kraut reared
up half out of his place of conceal-
ment. The Colonel centered the
sights and squeezed the trigger.
The sergeant said "scratch one
Union To Give Dance
The Union Record Dance will be
resumed Friday and the lounge will
be open until midnight instead of 10
p.m. Both servicemen and civilians
are invited for the evening.
The third Chinese symposium at
which medical conditions in China
will be discussed is scheduled for
7:30 p.m. today in the International
Dr. C. S. Huang of the department
of thoracic surgery at the University
Hospital will be the speaker. Born in
China and a graduate of the Peiping
Union Medical College, he has had
many years of medical experience in
China and expects to return there
after his work here is completed.
Dr. Charles L. Pannabecker of the
Department of Ophthalmology will
be guest chairman for the evening.
After 15 years of medical experience
in China, he returned to the United
States in September, 1941.
Chinese students and other inter-
ested in China are invited to attend
the symposium. Dr. Esson M. Gale,
director of the International Center,
said that because China presents so
many different medical problems, this
discussion would probably be of in-
terest to medical students on campus
The School of Music Alumni Asso-
ciation, a unit of the Class Officers
Council, elected Miss Nora Crane
Hunt, '03SM, a former member of the
faculty, secretary of the association
at its annual luncheon held at the
Mrs. Byrl Bacher, associate dean of
women, was elected to serve the group
on the Executive Board for three
years, replacing Miss Hunt.
Those appearing on the program
were Dean Bacher, Charles A. Sink,
president of the University Musical
Society, Dr. Earl V. Moore, director
of the School of Music, and T. Haw-
ley Tapping, general secretary of the
Michigan Alumni Association.
Inter-Guild To Hold
All students and servicemen who
are interested in programs and activ-
ities of the various student church
guilds are invited to attend the week-
ly luncheon to be held at 12:10 p.m.
tomorrow at Lane Hall.
William Muehl, acting director of
the Student Religious Association,
will be the speaker.
Church groups represented on In-
ter-Guild include the Congregation-
al-Disciples, Lutheran Student Asso-
ciation, Gamma Delta, Roger Wil-
liams, Wesleyan, Westminster and
book, "Little Women," will be pre-1
sented in dramatic form when the<
Children's Theatre of the Depart-
ment of Speech portrays theefamous
sisters, Jo, Meg. Amy and Beth in
three matinee performances at 3:45,
p.m. Friday and 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Leading roles in the play will be;
taken by members of Play Produc-;
tion. Jo will be portrayed by Florence
Underwood, Beth by Claire Meisels,
Meg is Marilyn Mayer, Amy is Bob-
ette Ringland, who will be remem-
bered for her performance of Becky
in "Tom Sawyer," Marmee will be
Jean Loree, Laurie, John Merewether,
and Aunt March, Betty Godwin.
List of Cast Continues
Others in the cast include Marion
Zander as Hannah, Marilyn McKee-'
ver as Sallie, Thelma Davis asAnnie,
Vivian Delson as Mary, and Charles
Benjamin at Mr. March.
"Little Women" for six generations
has remained one of the most popu-
lar juvenile stories written by an
American author. The dramatic ver-
sion which is being used by the local
players has been adapted from the
original text by Sara Spencer, well-
known writer of children's plays.
roinboy Jo To Appear
The play will show wild, romping
Give Talk Here
Walter J. Murphy will speak on
"The Chemist's Responsibility in War
and Peace" at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Rm. 303 of the Chemistry Building
under the auspices of the University
of Michigan Section of the American
Murphy, who has traveled exten-
sively in the Latin American coun-
tries, is editor of the "Industrial and
Engineering Chemistry Journal," the
"Chemical and Engineering News,"
co-author of "Strategic Materials in
Hemisphere Defense," and director of
the news service for the American
He graduated from the Brooklyn
Polytechnic Institute and since that
time has become a member of the
American Institute of Chemical Engi-
neers, the Society of Chemical Indus-
try and a fellow of the American
Institute of Chemists.
The meeting, which is a joint one
with the Chemistry Colloquium,, is
opened to the public.
Alumni To Hold
The American Alumni Council,
composed of professional alumni
workers,dwill hold its annual confer-
ence in Chicago Thursday, Friday
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Michigan Alumni Council,
will speak Thursday on "The Post-
War Program for Alumni Clubs and
Others attending from Ann Arbor
are Mrs. Lucille B. Conger, executive
secretary of the Alumnae Council,
Mrs. Lunette Hadley, director of the
Alumni Catalogue Office and Robert
0. Morgan, assistant general secre-
tary of the Alumni Council.
tomboy Jo and her sisters, Meg, Amy
and Beth, who give their mother so
much to do, and cross old Aunt
March with her "crochety croakings."
The play is directed by Valentine
Windt, and the setting and scenery
were done by Herbert Philippi.
Tickets will be on sale at the thea-
tre box office at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Will Be Held
Seven students were selected to
participate in the intersectional
Speech 31 contest finals at the pre-
liminary meetheld at 4 p.m. yester-
day in Rm. 4203 Angell Hall.
Contestants who will speak in the
finals at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Kellogg
Auditorium and their preliminary
contest topics include Virginia Rohr,
45, "Is America Complacent?"; Isa-
bel Chipman, '45, "Gone but Not For-
gotten;" Harriet Risk, '47, "Are We
Old Enough To Vote;" Mary L. Mc-
Hugh, '46, "Doctors, Dollars and
Others who will participate are
Joyce Koske, '45, "Latin American
Relations;" Dale Moses, '46, "The
Qualities of Leadership;" and Jac-
queline Gatet, '46, "For a Better Civi-
The three-minute speeches were
judged by members of the speech
faculty. Dr. Donald E. Hargis acted
To Be Elected
oStidents To Choose
Fifteen new officers will be elected
to the Hillel Foundation student
council at elections to be held Thurs-
day from 1 to 10 p.m. and Friday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Founda-
Voting will be by preferential ballot
and electors, after presenting their
Hillel Membership cards, may vote
for as many as 15 candidates.
Students, who wish to run for posi-
tions on the council and whose names
are not on the following list of candi-
dates, may get on the ballot by sub-
mitting a petition signed by 20 Hillel
members to Netta Siegel before 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Foundation.
The list of candidates selected by
the present council follows: Helen
Alpert, '47; Margery Batt, '45; Arthur
Bilski, '45; Faye Bronstein, '45; Judy
Chayes, '46; Gerald Cohen, '47; Lou-
ise Comins, '45; Joyce Donen, '46;
Celia Elson, '45; Edward Epstein, '45;
Betty Ginsberg;, Muriel Kleinwaks,
'46; Betty Korash, '46; Ruth Kowal-
ski, '46; Arthur J. Kraft, '46; Madel-
eine Levenberg, '46; Dave Loewen-
berg, '45; Dale Moses, '46; Lee Rosen-
off, '46; Bernard Rosenberg, '45;
Sheldon Selesnik, '46; Charlotte Sha-
piro, '45; Joyce Siegen, '46; Beverly
Solorow, '465M; Stanford Wallace,
'44; Dorothy Wilson, '46; Beverly Wit-
tan, '46; Ricka Wolff; Margery Wolf-
son, '45; Ruth Wolkowski, '45SM;
and Thelma Zeskind, '46.
East Liberty St.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1944
VOL. LIV No. 130
All notices for The Daily official ul-
letin are to be sent to the Office of the
President in typewritten form by 3:30
p.m. of the day preceding its publica-
tion, except on Saturday when the no-
tices should be submitted by 11:30 a.m.j
Student Tea: President and Mrs.
Rathven will be at home to students
Wednesday afternoon, May 10, from
4 to 6 o'clock.
To All Members of the University
Senate: The second regular meeting
of the University Senate will be held
in the Rackham Amphitheatre on
Monday, May 15, at 4:15 p.m.
Abbott and Fassett Scholarships:
Candidates for these scholarships
should apply at once through the
office of the Dean or Director of the
school or college in which they are
registered, since assignments will be
made on or about June 1.
In each case applicants must have
been in residence at. least one term.
The Emma M. and Florence L. Abbott
Scholarships are awarded to women
students in any degree-conferring
unit of the University who fulfill the
conditions prescribed by the donor.
The Eugene G. Fassett Scholarships
are awarded to worthy persons of
either sex in the undergraduate
schools and colleges.
Scholarships in Meteorology: The
U.S. Weather Bureau is offering tui-I
SCHOOL OF LAW
Three-Year Day Course
tion scholarships covering the nine-
months advanced course at the Insti-
tute of Meteorology, University of
Chicago, beginning June 19, 1944.
Applicants must be American citi-
zens, 20-30 years of age, who have
had at least two years of college work,
including differential and irftegral
calculus and one year of college phys-
ics. Those interested may consult
Prof. Ralph L. Belknap (3054 NS or
108 MH). or write directly to Profes-
sor Carl G. Rossby, Director of the
Institute of Meteorology, University
of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
The ten-weeks' gradesi-or Marine
and Navy trainees (other than Ehgi-
neers and Supply Corps) will be due
May 13. Only D and E grades need
The Office of the Academic Coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall, will receive
these reports and transmit them to
the proper officers.
If more blue cards are needed,
please call at 108 Mason Hall or
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