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Fifty-Sixth Year

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Domime Says
ON WEDNESDAY in Detroit the


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THE orchids have gone to the football team,
the coach, the cheer leaders-all of whom are
well deserving of commendation. But another
dozen are due the band under the able direction
of William D. Revelli.
Spectators at the Ohio-Michigan tilt were
justly proud of the excellent formations and high
quality music. The University band rates top
honors for its consistent fine performance.
-Lynne Sperber
Die-Hard Avery
OPEN hostilities in the smouldering Montgom-
ery Ward controversy were resumed Friday
when Samuel Wolchok, president of the United
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Em-
ployees (CIO) announced a nation-wide 'attri-
tion' strike involving 75,000 to run one week be-
ginning Monday.
Wolchok declared that the union was will-
ing to call off the strike if Sewell Avery would
accept modified union proposals which with-
draw demands for a closed shop and check
off agreements. Although he recently stated
that the closed shop demand was the "real
issue," Avery rejected the offer and retreated
under a smoke screen of vague allusions to
free management, and free enterprise.
By his actions during the war, and, appar-
ently, now, Avery has provided the opponents
of the free enterprise system with a striking ex-
ample of the system's worst manifestations. He
has maintained his warped concept of manager-
ial freedom by deliberate and inflammatory acts
of violence (Wolchok accuses him of lockouts
and discharging union members in Chicago and
Albany). Coming on top of these, Avery's latest
refusal to arbitrate even after the union has con-
ceded what he had called the key point of dis-
agreement can only be as salt in the wounds of
the already unsettled labor-management prob-
With the nation beleaguered with strikes and
lockouts, and the failure of the labor-manage-
ment government conference in Washington a
distinct possibility, Avery's latest display of
his "ingrown will" is morally criminal.
-Milt Freudenheim

Union Constitution
To the Editor:
THIS is a request for an explanation as to the
discrepancies that exist between the election
propaganda concerning the Michigan Union and
its Constitution.
1. The Constitution of the Michigan Union
calls for the annual election of six vice-presi-
dents; whereas the scheduled election calls for
only two.
2. It also charges the Appointments Com-.
mittee of the Board of Directors with ap-
pointing a Nominating Committee to nomi-
nate at least two candidates for each of the
six vice-presidential offices; but thus far the
Nominating Committee seems to be non-ex-
3. The Constitution does provide for nomina-
tion by petition signed by two hundred members;
however the Men's Judiciary Council at present
requires only twenty-five.
The differences as pointed out above are suf
ficient to produce marked differences in the
make up of our campus government. If the pres-
ent system of present campus government is not
able to operate by and in accordance with its
Constitution, it is time that some changes be
made. Precipitous change has taken place in
just the last few years, so possibly precipitous
change, to bring our campus government up on
par with this enlightened age of democracy in
which we are living, would not be completely out
of order.
The Constitution may very well have
amendments require a three-fourths vote of a
quorum of members. A quorum has not even
turned out to vote in the last elections, so that
possibility is somewhat remote.
-Wallace W. Bergerson
* * *
ANSWER-The following information was re-
ceived from Sandy Perlis, President of the Union;
Six Union vice-presidents are not being elected
at this time because the University's war emer-
gency three-term schedule brought about over-
lapping of vice-presidential terms. This so con-
fused the records that, through negligence, it
was thought that only two were up for re-elec-
tion at this time. Actually there should be four
and the situation has been remedied as reported
on the front page of Saturday's Daily.
In 1943, when the University adopted the
three-term schedule, the Board of Directors of
the Union agreed to modify the constitution to
permit students with only one or two terms left
in school to run for vice-president. The Union
Board of Directors felt it was necessary to modify
the constitution to this extent because of the
reduced Union membership.
The Constitution has also been modified to
temporarily eliminate the Nominating Commit-
tee and the requirement for 200 names on can-
didates' petitions. It was felt that petitioning
for the office was more representative, under war
conditions. To facilitate petitioning, the number
of signatures required has been reduced to 25.
This was done with the full approval of the Men's
Judiciary Council and the Board of Directors.
According to Perlis, the Union is indebted
to Mr. Bergerson for bringing this matter to
the attention of the membership, saying that,
"This is the kind of interest in the Union which
should be more manifest among our active
The matter of amending the constitution or
reverting to the pre-war method of nominating
candidates will be considered at the next Board
of Directors Meeting, Dec. 8.-Ed.
To the Editor:
HAVE no intention of defending Martin Nie-
moeller at length nor do I feel he needs justi-
fication at the points where he was attacked.
There are many points at which Niemoeller is
subject to criticism. Those have been stated by
informed religious observers. That does not,
however, excuse the misrepresentation of his
stand against anti-semitism and for the integ-
rity of the Church, which was my critical point
of departure.

(The documentation of Mr. Littell's state-
ment which appeared in Thursday's Daily
Within recent weeks the American reading
public has been subjected to a number of scurri-
lous rumors and snide attacks upon the two
great Christian leaders in Germany and Japan:
Martin Niemoeller and Toyohiko Kagaw. The
matter has come to such a state that a number
of articles and edtorials have appeared in vari-
ous religious journals, challenging the pretended
authority of the writers. In both cases the at-
tacks have come from passing newspapermen
(Associated Press), whose ignorance of religious
thought and events was only matched by their
desire for sensational dispatches.
(Excellent exposes of this level of journal-
ism and detailed refutation of the editorial in
Stars and Stripes may be found in issues of
The Christian Century of September 12th,
September 26th and October 12th.)
-Frnklin H. Littell

Arab Atitude
To the Editor:
A LOT has been said regarding the Arab atti-
tude on the question as to whether more Jews
should be allowed into Palestine. Let us think
for a second and ask ourselves what is the Pales-
tinian Arabs' attitude towards the Jews. I am
inclined to think it is a friendly one-although
it must be remembered that there never has
been a consensus of opinion among the Arabs in
Palestine. When you hear about the Arabs pro-
testing, they are usually individual Arabs who
are wealthy and probably live outside of Pales-
tine. These men, who played ball with Hitler,
fear the raising of the standard of living for
the Arab worker in Palestine.
I draw my conclusions from several facts
that have taken place in the past ten years.
During some of the riots against the Jewish
Colonies, their Arab neighbors came to the
rescue of these Jews and stood guard with them
against the Arab terrorists. In 1939, many
Arabs sent telegrams protesting the stopping of
the sale of land to the Jews. Abdulls, the ruler
cf Transjorden, sent a telegram asking that
the Jews be allowed to buy land in Transor-
der. These telegrams were made public only
recently. Several thousand Arabs have joined
the. Histadruth, which is the Jewish Labor
Union. And finally the British Government
has announced that in the past 30 years there
has been under 1,000 terrorists. According to
the way the newspapers play up these small
incidents, it seems as if there has been 100,-
000,000 terrorists......
-Phillip Bedein
Profit Sharing
WASHINGTON. - Invigorating Republican
Senator Bill Knowland of California came up
last week with a labor-management plan which
nearly took the breath away from his conserva-
tive, hand-sitting GOP colleagues.
Young Knowland, who succeeded to the
moss-grown Senate seat long occupied by.
Hiram Johnson, proposed that wages be ad-
justed once a year by collective bargaining in
accordance with the earning power of busi-
He also proposed an immediate wage increase
of 10 per cent in order to sustain buying power
through the nation.
Finally the young California Senator pro-
posed that labor and management get to-
gether and estinate each year what the com-
ing year's business would be, together with the
mose equitable division of profits for the work-
ers (through wages), for the stockholders
(through dividends) and for the consumers
(through lower prices).
Such a plan, of course, would mean the new
and-to some business moguls-revolutionary
step of opening the books of a company to the
PROGRESSIVE as this is, Senator Knowland's
idea already has received support in many
congressional quarters. It is argued that if the
books of the big auto companies or U. S. Steel
were available for examination, it could be ac-
curately ascertained just how much wage in-
crease was justified. It is also argued that com-
panies as big as U. S. Steel and General Motors
are virtual public utilities. When they stop op-
eration it affects business throughout the nation.
Rteconversion is absolutely stymied.
This is also why it is being proposed that Presi-
dent Truman revive the old TNEC, or something
similar to it. The. TNEC was a joint committee
of Congress and the executive branch of the gov-
ernment which studied monopoly, little business,
and the economics of the country generally.
Today, with reconversion bogged down and
scores of new economic problems to face, both

the administration and congress lack the con-
crete facts on which to chart a revised eco-
nomic course. That is why a new, quick, eco-
nomic study along the lines of the old TNEC
is probably needed now more than ever before.
Capital Chaff
AFTER flirting with various law firm offers,
Franklin Roosevelt Jr., finally decided to team
up with New York's ex-lieutenant governor
Charlie Poletti. The firm is Poletti, Diamond,
Rabin, Freidin and Mackay. . . . Young Roose-
velt has been doing a swell job pushing housing
for veterans dumped off the boats from Europe.
He is roaring mad at Mayor La Guardia for neg-
lecting this.
"The mayor knew way last summer that these
men were going to be coming back," says young
FDR, "but did nothing about it. Most of the men
can't afford to stay in New York hotels, even if
the hotels had any rooms, which they haven't."
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

curtain went up for one of the
greatest dramas of our tragic age. We
refer to the strike at General Motors.
Can the company hold wages low un-
til those 248,000 veterans due to re-
turn to Wayne County become a pool
of labor? Can Unions take a dollar a
month from every worker's pay with-
out accounting to society? Can the
company which made a few billions
in war production, gets government
aid for reconversion afford to increase
take home pay? Can vast unions hold
collective bargaining and strike
privileges without legal responsibility
when the market is alert? As viewed
by Religion we get the interpretation
from John Elof Bodin in "God, a
Cosmic Philosophy of Religion." (P.
"In a large way the play goes on,h
one cosmic epoch preparing the stageC
for another, whatever may be the
tragedy of the individual performers.
Yet the master of the show may care
more for the individual actors than
for the immensity and scenery of theC
stage." "If the drama of existence hasI
any ultimate meaning, it must be in
terms of spiritual realization and not
rely on material realization. It seems
that the plot must be to produce free
creators who shall be capable, even
though in a small and fragmentary
way, of entering into the meaning ofr
things; who may attain a significance
of their own in the economy of spirit,
and who may thus triumph over the
flux of material worlds. These are the
staging of the drama and not its ra-
This drama records progress in;
work history. Yonder workman seems3
to be walking away from his machine,a
his income, his duty. But you say nott
from "his machine." That machine
does not belong to him. He is the man
who has attained seniority by work-
ing at it longer than any living soul;]
why does he not own it? You see his
great grandfather owned tools, car-
ried them home on his back, sat in
the kitchen to invent machines as
did Stephenson at Killingsworth in
1804 to make Locomotion and Henry
Ford at Detroit in 1890 to make Auto-
notion. But this man owns nothing
which his hands can touch. He has
seniority, nor ownership. Who owns?
[n 1945, the company is owner of that
machine or tool.
In 1942 in the Malvern Conference
oer one hundred and fifty Bishops,
Lords, Deans of Cathedrals, Church-
mnen in Economics and the great Theo-
logians of Britain stated that "a pan's
work is part of his personality" and
"his employment at the point of his
skills is a Divine Vocation," therefore,
if the nation is to be secure all men
must have the opportunity to work.
But should not the educator, the re-
igious leader, the editor, the artist,
he consumer and the sociologist be
;ontent as mere spectator? There is
where specialization has been most at
fault, as we understand society. The
requests by labor that industry open
the books" and by management that
abor unions "state the status of their
yank account" were the introductory
lines in the final act of the world's
long drama entitled "Hunger Meets
Dividend." This drama is tragedy be-
cause the very men who years ago by
mnass production taught journeymen
to increase their output now must feed
every Hottentot or themselves go
without a return on capital. Buying
Power has played well his role as a
-Edward W. Blakeman,
Counselor in Religious Education

Publication in the Daily Official Bul- a
letin Is constructive notice to all mem-2
hers of the University. Notices for the2
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President, C
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
VOL. LVI; No. 19 t
Notices a
To the Members of the University 9
senate: At the meeting of the Uni-F
versity Council on Monday, Nov. 19,F
he following resolution was adopted.
Resolved: That the Calendar Com-
mittee be given authority to advance
;he examination period at the close of v
the spring term to provide an oppor-
unity for the Alumni Association to
hold a Victory Reunion preceding f
Commencement day June 22, 1946.
School of Education Faculty: The
Tovember meeting of the faculty will
oe held on Monday, Nov. 26, in the
University Elementary School Library.
The meeting will convene at 4:15 p.m.
Engineering Faculty: Five-week re- t
ports on standings of all civilian En- P
gineering freshmen and all Navy and
Viarine students in Terms 2, 3, and 4
>f the Prescribed Curriculum are due
Dec. 8. Report blanks will be furnish- 1
d by campus mail and are to be re-t
turned to Dean Crawford's Office. p
Engineering Faculty: Five-week re-
ports below C of all Navy and Marine
Students who are not in the Prescribed
Curriculum and for those in Terms 5,1
3, and 7 of the Prescribed Curriculum,
ire due in Dean Emmons' Office byt
Dec. 8. Obtain report cards from your
iepartmental office.
To All Heads of Departments:
Please notify the Information Clerk
in the Business Office of the numbert
of Faculty directories needed in your
department. Delivery will be made by
campus mail.r
Staff members may have a copy of
the Directory by applying at the In-t
formation Desk in the Business Of-
fice, Room 1, University Hall.
The Directory will be ready for dis-
tribution Nov. 28. To save postage
and labor the practice of mailing di-
rectories is discontinued.
Herbert G. Watkins
Attention all house heads: Any pro-
posed change in the house rules for
undergraduate women shall not be
put into effect by 'a house mother or
house head until she receives written
official notification from the Office
of the Dean of Women and the
Women's Judiciary Committee.
Eligibility Certificates for the Fall
rerm should be secured before Dec. 1,
from the Office of the Dean of Stu-
Registration Blanks: Students who
took blanks from the Bureau of Ap-
pointments are reminded that they
are due a week from the day taken.
After that time a late registration
fee of $1 must be charged.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Education, For-
estry, Music and Public Health: Stu-
dents who received marks of I or X
at the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will re-
ceive a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work is made up
by December 1. Students wishing an
extension of time beyond this date in
order to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the ap-
propriate official in their school with
Room 4, U. H. where it will be trans-
Choral Union Members in good
standing will please call for their
courtesy tickets for the Jennie Tourel
concert on the day of the perform-
ance, Nov. 27, between the hours of
9:30 and 11:30 and 1 and 4, at the

offices of the University Musical So-
ciety, Burton Memorial Tower.
Tickets will not be issued after 4
Charles A. Sink, President
University Lecture: Mr. T. C.
Roughley, F.R.Z.S., Superintendent
and Research Officer of the New
South Wales State Fisheries, will lec-
ture on the subject, "Wonders of the
Great Barrier Reef," illustrated by
colored motion pictures, at 8:00 p.m.,
Monday, Nov. 26, in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Auspices of the
Department of Zoology. The public is
cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Max
Schlamowitz, Biological Chemistry,'
thesis: "Enzymatic Dephosporylation
of Ribonucleic Acid: A Study of the
Soy Bean Nucleases," Monday, Nov.
26, 313 West Medical Building, at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, R. L. Garner.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members of
the faculties and advanced doctoral
candidates to attend this examina-

nd Special Functions: Tuesday, Nov.
7, 3 p.m. in Room 312 W.E. Professor
. E. Hay talks on the Design and
)peration of Differential Analyzers.
isitors are welcome.
Jennie Tourel, contralto, will give
he fourth concert in the Choral Un-
on Series Tuesday evening, Nov. 27,
it 8:30 in Hill Auditorium. The pro-
ram will consist of compositions by
Stradella, Rossini, Debussy, Chabrier,
Faure, Rachmaninoff, Moussorgsky,
G'retchanioff and Chanler and Bern-
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Memorial Tower, and at the box of-
ice in Hill Auditorium after 7
o'clock on the night of the perform-
Charles A. Sink, President
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Arch-
aeology, 434 South State Street. His-
torical Firearms and other Weapons.
Nov. 25 through Dec. 9. Weekdays,
9-12; 1:30-5; 7:30-9:30; Sundays, 3-5.
Exhibit of Paintings and Sketches
by Various Japanese-American Ar-
tists, On Relocation Centers. From
Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Sponsored by Stu-
dent Council of Student Religious As-
sociation, Inter-Guild, Inter-Racial
Association, All Nations Club, Office
of Counselor in Religious Education,
Michigan Office of War Relocation
Authority, U. S. Department of In-
Events Today
Rev. Harold DeVries will speak be-
fore the Michigan Christian Fellow-
ship this afternoon, in the second of a
serie of Gospel Lectures. His topic
will be "The Natural State of Man".
The place, is the Fireside Room at
Lane Hall at 4:30. Come at 4 o'clock
for the Hymn-sing!
Avukah will-hold a musicale for all
members and their guests today at
7:45, pm. The informal program at
the Hillel Foundation, will feature
Palestinian songs and the music of
modern Jewish composers. Refresh-
ments will be served.
The Michiganensian business staff
meeting will be held Monday at 4:00
The Graduate Outing Club will
have its first meeting this term, Mon-
day Nov. 26, 1945 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Outing Club Room in the Graduate
School. All graduate students, faculty
members and employees are invited
to attend. There will be a shortebusi-
ness meeting followed by games and
square dancing.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation: A
meeting of the Hillel News editorial
staff will be held Tuesday Nov. 27, at
4 p.m. at the Foundation. All those
interested in positions on the Hillel
News are urgently requested to at-
Sigma Rho Tau, Stump Speakers'
Society, will hold its regular organiz-
ation Night, Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30
in the Michigan Union. Formal ad-
journment will be at 8:20, to accom-
modate those who attend the concert.
A short, formal business meeting is
called for 7:15 sharp. Organization
Night is for the purpose of inaugurat-
ing the society's training program.
The Polonia Club will hold its week-
ly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov.
27, at the International Center. All
members as well as newcomers are in-
vited to attend.

First Congregational C h u r c It-
Church worship at 10:45 a.m. Sermon
by Dr: Parr on "Holding the World
Together. Speaker at Student Guild,
the Rev. Owen Geer of Dearborn.
Subject, "Christian Leadership
through Worship."
The Congregational-Disciples Guild
will meet at the First Congregational
Church, State and William, at 5:00
p.m. Dr. Owen Geer of the Mount
Olivet Community Church in Dear-
born w ill speak on "Character
Through Worship." The closing Wor-
ship Service will be led by Evelyn
The Westminster Guild of the Pres-
byterian Church will have a program
on Sunday evening at 5 o'clock on
"China Today". Members of the Chi-
nese Christian Student Fellowship will
be our guests. A Chop Suey supper
will be served at 6 o'clock.
First Church of Christ, Scientist:
109 S. Division St., Wednesday eve-
ning service at 8 j.m. Sunday morn-
ing service at 10:30 a.m. Subject:
"Soul and Body." Sunday school at
11:45 a.m. A special reading room is
maintained by this, church at 706
Wolverine Bldg., Washington a t





Hilton, James-
So Well Remembered. Boston
Little, 1945.
"This is the story of George Bos-
well, who became Mayor of the small
English Town, where he was born and
grew up." The story spans the twen-
ty years between two wars. "So well
remembered is entertaining reading.
James, Marquis-
The Cherokee Strip. New York,
Viking, 1945.
Marquis James, twice winner of the
Pulitzer Prize for biography, has told
the story of his Oklahoma childhood
with simple charm, perfect taste and
richness of detail.
* * *
LaFarge, Oliver-
Raw Material. Boston, Hough-
ton, 1945.
"Autobiographical reminiscences of
an American ethnologist and writer,
author of a famous novel dealing with
American Indian life, "The Laughing
Bay." Written with candor, clarity,
and intelligence.

THE Russians are resorting to adroit manipula-
tion to make their influence in the Balkans
tenable. Not admitting that opposition may
threaten their hold in this area, nevertheless
they are recognizing that the opposition does
Recrntly a secret conference took place among
Joseph Stalin, Marshall Klimenti Voroshilov,
Red Army occupation chief in Hungary, and a
group of Soviet ambassadors and Balkan ex-
perts, Time Magazine reports. They decided that
civilian control will be substituted for Red Army
occupation by the next year, that Rumania, Hun-
gary and Bulgaria must be bound to the Soviet
economy by economic agreements and that open
Communist infilteration must be checked to
sooth opposition parties.

I The turkey at the Elves, Leprechauns,
I Gnomes. and Little Men's Chowder and



Thank you ... And now that the heartburn
holiday is behind us, l am at your service

By Crockett Johnson
in' yoobutgo
I bet it won't do ygodbugo


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