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Detroit Edison
Will Vote On
Strike Question
Walkout Would Cripple
War Plants in Area
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Jan. 27-(AP)-Produc-
tion employes of the Detroit Edison
Co. will vote next Wednesday on
whether they wish to authorize a
strike that would paralyze war indu-
stry in the southeastern Michigan
area served by the utility.
The vote, ordered under provis-
ions of the Smith-Connally Act, in-
volves about 1,000 workers and is the
result of a contract dispute between
the company and Local 223, utility
workers organizing committee (CIO).
Question Will Be Presented to Em-,
If the employes vote "Yes" on the
question "Do you wish to permit anI
interruption of war production in
war-time as the result of this dis-
pute," national UWOC-CIO officers
would be authorized to call the men
from their jobs.-
The Detroit Edison generating
plants are virtually the sole source
of power for the Michigan Thumb
area, all of Wayne, Macomb, St. Clair,
Livingston and Washtenaw counties,
most of Oakland County and part of
Ingram County.
Interruption Would Aid Enemy
"We are deeply concerned by any
threat to interrupt electric service
in this area," James W. Parker,-pres-
ident and general manager of De-
troit Edison, said in a statement.
"Such a threat to Detroit, of all
places, cannot but aid the enemy's
A statement by Martin O'Dell, Lo-
cal 228 president; contended the com-
pany resisted attempts to negotiate a
new contract and was "seeking dis-
integration of the CIO union." He
said that "either a partial or total
shutdown would result in delivering
a most disastrous effect on war pro-
duction industries in 13 counties."

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By Clue Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27-Congress,
with three weeks of the session be-
hind it, found itself poised today for
bitter battles in both Senate and
House testing the strength of admin-
istrative forces. They will come next
In the Senate the issue, of course,
is the nomination of Henry A. Wal-
lace to be Secretary of Commerce and
head of the government's multi-bil-
lion dollar lending agencies.
Struggle Over Man Power
In the House, the struggle revolves
about proposed amendments to man-
power legislation. One group would
add an anti-closed shop amendment.
At the other extreme are those who
want to tack on a permanent fair em-
ployment practices committee.
The events setting the stage for
these battles overshadowed all other
congressional developments this week
-such matters as the decision for a
Senate committee investigation of
army air travel priorities, provoked
by the disclosure that Col. Elliott
Roosevelt's dog "Blaze" had "bump-
ed" three servicemen off an air trans-
port command plane; Senate passage
of a bill granting the insurance busi-
ness a moratorium until 1948 from
enf6rcement of Anti-Trust laws.
President Roosevelt's dismissal of
Jesse Jones from his cabinet to open
the commerce post to Wallace as a
campaign reward was a bitter jolt to
many senators.
The rumors that it was coming al-
ready had taken Senators Connally
(D.-Tex.) and Bailey (D.-N.C.) to the
White House to plead that in any
event Jones be continued as chief of
the lending agencies.
When the President decided against
that, the reaction was swift. It began
with introduction of a bill by Senator
George (D.-Ga.) on Monday to strip
the lending agencies from the Com-
merce department and wound up
with a 14 to 5 vote by the Senate
Commerce Committee-headed by
Bailey-on Friday to report the Wal-
lace nomination unfavorably. With

the latter action came a favorable
vote for the George Bill.
Of Two Hearings
In between, were two spectacular
hearings by the committee. To one
came Jones, gray-haired Texas bank-
er, to call Wallace "not qualified"
for the lending post; to warn that the
RFC powers should not be given to
a man "with untried ideas and ideal-
istic schemes."
Next day, it was Wallace, calling
the "real issue" the question whether
the RFC powers are to be used "only
for big business" or for all the people;
to suggest that Congress would do
well to make an investigation of how
Jones has run the RFC.
* * *
McKellar Bucks
Cabinet Change
Senators Plan Strategy
To Reject Appointment
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.-Senator
McKellar (Dem., Tenn.), President
pro tempore of the Senate, took the
lead today against the cabinet nomi-
nation of Henry A. Wallace as Re-
publicans avoided putting a party
label on the opposition.
McKellgr, who sits often in the
presiding officer's seat formerly oc-
cupied by Wallace as Vice-President,
joined Senators Byrd (Dem., Va.),
Bailey (Dem., N.C.) and others in
mapping preliminary strategy they
hope will result in rejection of Wal-
lace's appointment as Secretary of
Republicans Avoid Official Action
The Republican steering commit-
tee, meanwhile, avoided official ac-
tion on the controversial nomina-
tion. But Chairman Taft (Rep., O.)
expressed the opinion that most of
the minority members will vote
against Wallace even if Congress
moves to separate the mammoth gov-
ernment lending agencies from the
Commerce Department.
The Wallace nomination, voted
down 14 to 5 by the Senate Com-
merce Committee yesterday, will go
to the Senate Monday with an un-
favorable report. Chairman Bailey
also will report favorably a bill by
Senator George (Dem., Ga.) to re-
establish the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation and kindred agencies
under a Federal Loan Administrator,
with specific prohibition against
their transfer elsewhere.
Fate Depends on Delayed Action
The fate of the Wallace nomina-
tion apparently rests on the possibil-
ity that action on his appointment
may be delayed until such a bill be-
comes law.
Senator Bridges (Rep., N.H.) said
that as he sees the picture, Wallace
faces certain defeat in the Senate
unless such a bill is passed and the
President allows it to become law.
If that happens, Bridges predicted
enough Republicans will join with
Democrats to confirm the former
Vice-President for the denuded cab-
inet post.
New York Coal Restricted
NEW YORK, Jan. 27-UIP)-Mayor
F. H. LaGuardia today issued a
proclamation forbidding delivery of
coal to any place of amusement in
New York Cityawithout his written

wanti their ehildren to face sirila r
crciunstanices, the enrollment of
Chinese students in colleges and uni-
versities has increased since the war,
Miss Simonton affirmed.
"Students have risked their
lives," she said, "to derive from
education something of value to
give back to their people. Students
are educating themselves to be the
leaders in the better China they
hope they will achieve after the
war," according to Miss Simonton.
Emphasizing that even now Chi-
nese student leadership is as manifi-
cent as it is amazing, Miss Simonton
related how the Japanese have been
especially cautious to stamp out edu-
cation inrChina wherever possible,
for they realize, she said, that it is
the students who have taught and
are teaching the Chinese people to
resist the enemy.
"Inoculating the population a-
gainst cholera and producing soy
bean milk to fight tuberculosis are
other useful and gruelling tasks
performed by Chinese students in
their war-torn land," the former
traveling secretary asserted.
Hardships endured by European
students who are looking to us for
help were also narrated by Miss Sim-
onton, who told that seventy to
eighty per cent of the students of
Holland are suffering from tubercu-
"One account that should be espe-
cially inspiring to students," Miss
Simonton affirmed, "is that of the
courageous Dutch students of the
University of Leyden, which was the
center of the Dutch resistance move-
ment against the Nazis.
"When the Nazis conquered Hol-
land," Miss Simonton said, "they
offered Leyden University students
the choice of signing a loyalty
pledge to the Nazis or being sent to
concentration camps. Only a small
group signed the pledge; others
fled to take active parts in under-
cover movements against the in-
vaders; while the great part of the
students went to the concentration
camps, where they are forced to
work from eighty to ninety hours
a week in nine hour shifts."
"It is for students such as these
that we will donate our money in the
WSSF drive next week," the former
WSSF traveling secretary concluded.
WSSF Advisors
Chiosen for Drive
Dean of Students Joseph A. Bur-
sley; Prof. Donald Katz of the Col-
lege of Engineering; and the Rever-I
end Chester H. Loucks form the Com-
mittee of Advisors for the World Stu-
dent Service Fund drive to begin on
campus next week, George Herman,
Grad., chairman of the organizational
committee of the drive, announced
Michigan is expected to contribute
$4,500 of the nationwide quota of
$500,000 in the drive to supply stu-
dent refugees, and prisoners of war
with food, clothing, study supplies
and other necessary materials.
Ibsen Play To Be
Given Tomorrow
Dale Melbourne and Francis Led-
erer will co-star in James B. Cas-
siday's production of "A Doll's
House" when Ibsen's famous play
will be presented at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row at the Michigan Theatre.
The play will include an all-star
cast picked from motion pictures and
radio. Other members of the cast
include H. B. Warner whoawill be
seen as Dr. Rank, Jane Darwell as

Anna, Lyle Talbot as Krogstad, and
Keven McClure as Christine Linde.
Miss Melbourne will play the part of
Nora, and Mr. Lederer will be seen
as Nora's husband, Torvald.
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WPIR Directs
Brown'ZOut" of
Outdoor Lights
Asks Householders for
Volunteer Cooperation
DETROIT, Jan. 27-(P)-The War
Production Board which has directed
a "brownout" of outdoor commercial
electric illumination in Michigan
Monday appealed today to house-
holders to turn out unnecessary home
lighting voluntarily as their part in
the program to conserve coal.
Will Save Coal
Every light turned off has a direct
ratio in coal saved, said John D.
McGillis, regional deputy director in
charge of priorities for WPB.
Michigan will get a three-day
"jump" on the rest of the nation by
starting its "brownout" Monday. The
national order for such action goes
into effect Feb. 1.
WPB has estimated that more than
6,000 tons of coal will be saved each
month in Michigan alone, under the
No Promotional Lighting
The order directs that no electri-
city may be used for outdoor adver-
tising or promotional lighting, for
outdoor display lighting except where
necessary for the conduct of busi-
ness, for outdoor decorative or or-
namental lighting, for show window
lighting except that necessary for in-
terior illumination, for marquee light-
ing in excess of 60 watts per marquee,
white way street lighting in excess
of the amount necessary for public
safety, and all outdoor sign lighting
except traffic signs, or whatever is
necessary for public safety.
Gas Rations To
Be Decreased
DETROIT, Jan. 27.--(P)-W. E.
Fitzgerald, District Office of Price
Administrator Director, stated today
gasoline rations "probably will be
decreased in the very near future."
"The trend is seriously unfavor-
able," Fitzgerald asserted, "especially
in view of the fact that military gas-
oline demands are increasing."
Fitzgerald said supplemental gaso-
line for "B" and "C" card holders
has been decreased in this district
by 5,739,150 gallons since May,
Despite this decrease, he said, the
district's demand for gasoline runs
3,750,600 gallons over the amount
allotted by the petroleum adminis-
trator for war for the first quarter
of 1945.
He said there were 45,000 less cars
now on the roads in the district than
during last May and "all boards have
carefully considered reapplications
for "B" and "C" rations and have
reduced as much as possible the
amounts given to each."

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 27-Properly
planned and used newspaper adver-
tising can save a nation long con-
fronted with "isms," Linwood A.
Noyes, publisher of the Ironwood
Globe and president of the Ameri-
can Newspaper Publishers Associa-
tion, said today.j
Gives First Address
In his first address to the Michi-
gan Press Association since he be-
came president, Noyes asserted that
industry and free enterprise must
sell themselves through advertising
"because so far the public has been
given only one side of the picture-
that of government management."
Noyes, declaring that newspapers
have served their purpose well de-
spite wartime demands, told the edit-
ors they "must assume the offensive

Michigan Piliser Advocates
Free Eifterprise Propaganda

rather than the defensive in dealing
with critics who attack the news-
papers contribution to the war."
Both newspapers and Industry, he
said, have a public relations prob-
lem, and so far "have been spending
far too much energy in defending
themselves against attacks from their
enemies instead of making Use of
opportunities for self betterment.
Advocates Better Reporting
Noyes said that to help industry
present its side of the picture, the
press must do better reporting.
"Safety of the press and the ideal
of free enterprise are interlocked,"
Noyes said, "And they must not be,
pushed aside under the guise of
wartime necessity. We must not for-
get the basic principles of freedom of
the press and free enterprise."

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dents at the University,
were honored Friday night
for their achievement in
the profession when they
were initiated by the local
chapter of Sigma Delta
Chi, honorary journalism
fraternity. Those men
honored were Paul Sislin,
Robert Goldman, Ramon
Dixon, William Mullen-
dore, David Loewenberg,
and William Lambert, all
members of the Michigan
Bob and Ross Hume, Na-
tional Collegiate mile
champions, will not com-
pete in the Wanamaker
Mile feature event of the
Millrose Games Feb. 3
track coach Ken Doherty
revealed recently. The
brothers, who have been
working out as possible
candidates in the two-mile
relay in the Madison
Square Gardens meet, have
been handicapped by a
heavy scholastic load in
medical school Doherty
said, and have been unable
to practice more than a
half hour three times

tories in basketball, wrestl-
ing, swimming and hockey.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan's
cagers regained their early
season form last night with
a 47-43 triumph over Indi-
ana at Bloomington, after
losing three straight. For-
ward Bob Geahan was high
man for the evening with
15 point§ and was followed
by a teammate, forward
Keith Harder, and the
Hoosiers' forward, Gene
Faris, with 11 apiece. John
Mullaney started at the'
center post, replacing Don
Lund, who was nursing an
ankle twisted in last week's
Ohio State game. Lund was
able to play a few minutes
of last night's contest. The
wrestling team also came
through with a victory ov-
er Purdue, 21-13. Bob
Johnston, 128 - pounder,
Newt Skillman, 136-pound-
er, and Charles Telfer, 165-
pounder, pinned their
Boilermaker opponents
while Michigan's Art Sach-
sel, 121-pounder, and Jim
Galles, 175-pounder, were
awarded decisions. The
Boilermakers were also de-
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