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UAW Asserts
Were Broken
Says GM Has Barred
Supervisory Workers
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, Dec. 11-The United
Auto Workers (CIO) announced to-
night that General Motors Corpora-
tion has "abrogated" all local agree-
ments reached for admission of su-
pervisory and non-production work-
ers to strike-bound GM plants.
GM officials declined comment on
the latest breach in negotiations be-
tween the UAW and GM on issues
that led to a walkout of 175,000 GM
production workers 21 days ago.
George F. Addes, UAW secretary-
treasurer, disclosed the latest devel-
opment at a press conference at
which he announced GM had set
Thursday for the next negotiating
session. He stated the company gave
reason for foregoing a Wednesday
'Devoted to Picketing'
Harry W. Anderson, GM vice presi-
dent, asserted that today's negotiat-
ing session "in effect was devoted
only to a discussion of picketing."
"We want to get this point cleared
up before we begin discussions of the
new contract," Anderson added. GM
has, maintained that the union has
engaged in some "illegal picketing"
since the strike hit GM' plants in 20
At one time, the company insisted
the picketing issue would have to be
settled before taking up the union's
demands for a 30 per cent wage rate
increase, but subsequently it re-
sumed discussions of the wage issue.
"We".stand firm in our position that
the economic demands for which GM
workers have been forced to strike
must be settled- and cleared out of
the way before other contractual
matters are taken up," Addes as-
Addes Speaks to Newsmen
Addes, who led the union negotia-
tors today in the absence of UAW
President R. J. Thomas and Vice
President Walter Reuther, both of
whom are ill, told newsmen:
"My first experience in the current'
bargaining negotiations confirmed in
every respect the charges of Thomas
azd Reuther that GM is not negoti-
ating in good faith and that it is ar-
rogant and contemptuous of the pub-
lic interest."
Bill To Outlaw
Labor Rackets
Gets Hearing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11-P)-The
House gave right of way today to
legislation outlawing asserted racke-
teering practices by labor after side-
tracking another measure aimed at
contract-violating strikes.
By a vote of 259 to 108, the House
agreed to consider a bill levying
heavy penalties on anyone interfer-
ing with the interstate movement of
goods "by robbery or extortion." The
measure itself is scheduled to be
voted on tomorrow.
Earlier, the House defeated by a7
vote of 200 to 182 a move to bring up;
legislation to penalize unions violat-
ing no-strike contract provisions.
Even some proponents of the meas-'
ure favored delay to give more time
for study of labor legislation asked
by President Truman.;
The anti-racketeering measure was

introduced by Rep. Hobbs (D-Ala)
as an outgrowth of a 1942 Supreme
Court decision which held that the
present anti -racketeering statute
does not apply to labor unions.
The bill which the House voted not
to consider, by rejecting a "rule" for
it, was tponso~ed originally by the
military committee. It would provide
that unions striking in violation of
contracts be denied collective bar-
gaining rights for a year and subject
to civil damage suits. It also would
strengthen the ban on political con-
tributions by labor unions, repeal
the Smith-Connally Wartime Labor
Disputes Act and abolish the War
Labor Board.
Rep. Cox (D-Ga), shouting that
"the security of the country is in
jeopardy," was a principal advocate
of the rule and bill. Gox, a member
of the rules committee, told his col-
leagues that "unless you embrace this
opportunity" to act on labor legisla-
tion, "you will have none other for a
long time to come."
n) 1

Ensians, Student
Directories Ready
"Patience is Virtue"-Lao Tze.
The long-absent 1945 Michiganen-
sian will be distributed from 1 to 5
p.m. today through Friday at the
Student Publications Building.
'Ensian purchasers are requested to
claim their copies as soon as pssible.
Circumstances beyond control
caused the delay in delivery of the
yearbook, which is now some months
overdue, Ensian editors said.
The Student 'Directory, complete
with names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of all University students
and faculty members will be sold on
campus Monday. .
Included in this year's qirectory
will be (1) a map of Ann Arbor; (2)
alphabetic listing of students, includ-
ing those attending the medical and
dental schools; and (3) valuablein-
formation concerning campus.
Names of all women's and men's
dorms, sororities, fraternities and
League Houses are also listed.
'College Life'
In Netherlands
Is Described
Wellenstein Addresses
'U' Student Assembly
Student strikes, called as early as
1940, were precipitated not with the
idea of stopping the Nazis but in or-
der to show that we preferred no edu-
cation at all to a distorted one, Ed-
mund Peter Wellenstein, student
leader of the Dutch underground, de-
clared yesterday.
Wellenstein emphasized the change
in the role of the student necessitated
by the Nazi occupation. To show how
the population looks to the student
for leadership in times of stress, he
told the story of a man jailed in the
cell next to him who wanted to com-
mit suicide. "You're a student, you
can stand it," the man told the Dutch
Citing specific accomplishments of
the student resistance movement,
Wellenstein explained that students
had copied the design of the V-2
bomb by bribing Nazi soldiers and
in a few weeks had sent a copy un-
dercover to England..
Six boys, former chemistry stu-
dents, made their own explosives and
blew up a German warship in Rot-
terdam harbor, he said. To demon-
strate how the Dutch students man-
aged to escape detection long enough
to carry out their plans, he exhibited
forged copies of official papers and
identification passes which he had
Commenting on the Indonesian up-
rising, Wellenstein said that "inde-
pendence in the form of dominion
status will result," adding that pro-
gressive parties in Holland have fa-
vored such action for four or five
Overstreets To
Lecture ,Today
Concluding a week-long series of
lectures and discussions under the
auspices of the University Extension
Service, Dr. Harry Overstreet will
speak on the subject "Influencing
Human Behavior-20 Years After"
at 4 p.m. today in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre, and, with Mrs. Over-
street, will discuss "The Individual
Moves into the Community" at 8 p.m.
today in Pattengill Auditorium.

The afternoon lecture is being
sponsored by the Department of
Speech, and the evening lecture by
the Ann Arbor Adult Education
Council and the Extension Service.

S dent Group Offers Plan for Governin



Organize Campus Activities,

Future Status of Navy
V 12s May Be
Or Discharged
Alternatives Revealed
For NROTC, Marines
Future status of V-12, NROTC and
Marine personnel in the University.
was announced yesterday by Capt."
Woodson Michaux, commanding of- ;
ficer of the Naval unit here.<
V-12 trainees now enrolled in the
NROTC,, who will complete theik
training at the end of the curr ent...
term, will be commissioned ensigns
in the USNR and will be retained for
active duty unless eligible for imme-
diate discharge.
Alternatives Offered
All others in this program will be
given the following alternatives: re
lease to inactive duty on the stipula ~~
tion that they continue their NROTC
training on a normal academic cal-
endar at any university of their YAMASHITA HEARS DEATH SENTENCE - Lt. Gen. Tomoy
choice; transfer to V-5 if the trainee ashita stands as the death sentence is pronounced by Maj. Gi
has completed three terms of college B. Reynolds (seated lower left). Standing from left: Col. Har
training or, if he has more than four chief defense attorney; M. Hamamoto, interpreter for Yama
terms, transfer to flight training on Gen. Yamashita.
active duty; transfer to class V-6 to Gen._ __ __shi__-_
remain on active duty in enlisted
status until eligible for discharge. First Perfor mance of P 1 hat
Commissioned Ensignsr
Engineers, physics majors and aer- ri
ology majors who complete eight Life" , T ToBe Presented Toda)
terms of college before April 1, 1946,
will be commissioned ensigns in the o iPlays
USNR and will remain on active duty Byroi itchey a heartwarming and mirt
unless eligible for or desirous of im- Hen Aldrich Role ence. The story centers a
mediate demobilization. ry's inability to absorb bo
Those who will have finished seven The first performance of "What a and his revolt against an
terms by that time may either be Life," the famous Henry Aldrich demic.
commissioned ensigns or may be re- comedy, will be presented by Play Henry becomes practica
leased to inactive duty until approxi- Production under the direction of anent figure in the offic
mately July 1, 1946 in order to com- Valentine Windt at 8:30 p.m. today ted superintendent whoi
plete their eighth college term. At in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. by his antics and unpredi
that time they will be commissioned Byron Mitchell will star as the in- and becomes involved in
ensigns. imitable Henry, whose high-school with teachers, school pr
Marine trainees, completing seven pranks continually get him in hot his own family, not to m
or eight semesters at the end of this water with teachers and parents. girl friend he has dat
fall term, will be commissioned in Series of Scraps . spring dance. His pro
the Marine Corps Reserve (Perma- Acting as the teachers, parents and him constantly in a state
nent), and those who are interested students who are caught in the series excitement throughout th
in a commission in the Regular Ma- of scraps caused by Hepry's revolt- of the play. But witht
rine Corps will be assigned to active ing spirit will be Dorothy Murzek as thetic help of the assi
duty pending further assignment. Miss Shea, Henry McGuire as Mr. See What, Page
Enlisted men who at that time will Nelson, Serene Sheppard as Barbara-
See Sailors, Page 6 Pearson, Frank Picard as Mr. Brad- * 17j al
ley, Annette Chaikin as Miss Wheeler p cla ai
and Jim Bob Stephenson as George
Curriculm WsBiglow.i
Other members of the cast include Will Be Iss
To Be Debatd ArthurShef u aern R
Bab-aBeumeasediss Pike, Larry Darling A s pee ial Goodfello'
as Bill, Carolyn Street as Miss Eg- of The Daily will be sold
A committee of 60 students will dis- gleston, Patricia Parkard as Miss Monday by members o
cuss proposed changes in the literary Johnson, Jack Iskin as Mr. Vecchito, fraternities and the Dai
college curriculum now before the Ethel Isenberg as Gertie, Janine Rob- the benefit of the textb
faculty in a meeting at 7:30 p.m. to- inson as Mrs. Aldrich, Thomas Saw- library.
day in the League. yer as Mr. Ferguson and Jean Bech- Most of the library's fu
Associate Dean Erich A. Walter tel as Mary. derived from this source.
announced yesterday that the mem- CastA Stdent need for borrowed textb
bers of the' Joint Committee on the Acting as Students will be Joyce peted to be greatly au
Curriculum have been invited to at- Donen, Gloria Salter, Harriet. Rohr the lessening of job op
tend the meeting and to take part Eras Ellis, Mary Jones and Janet the Daily sale is even mor
in the discussion' Bancroft that last year's
Dean Hayward Keniston will pre- The alert and hurried insanity of Those allowed to use t
side at the meeting, which will pro- "What a Life," caused by the hilari- facilities are students ea
vide the faculty with a background ous actions of Henry, make the play rt of their college expe
of student opinion on curriculum ak Erich A. Walter, the acai
changes. . Dean Keniston said last selors and the engineeri
week that a report of the discussions 7 receive and judge requests
will be conveyed to the faculty in its Ve D ancec ousually is considered dese
next meeting. library's aid if he must ea
Members of the committee have e H eld Friday and room and buy his ow
been selected on the basis of recoi-
mendations by concentration advis- An invitational dance honoring FRANCES PERKJ
ers and academic counselors. .,-.- -

'trainees Revealed
New Administrative Body Would
Handle Elections, Initiate Projects

uki Yam-
en. Rullel
ry Clarke,
shita; Lt.
;hful experi-
round Hen-
ok learning
ything aca-
ally a perm-
e of a star-
is overcome
ctable ways
incipal and
mention the
ed for the
blems keep
of nervous
e three acts
the sympa-
stant prin-
!w edition
on campus
f sororities,
ly staff for
ook lending
unds will be
. Since the
ooks is ex-
gmented by
e important
he library's
rning all or
enses. Dean
demic coun-
ng mentors
. A student
,ving of the
rn his board
n books.

Liberal Action
Committee Will
Elect Officers
Student Government
Reports To Be Given
Officers for the fall term will be
elected at the second meeting of the
newly organized Committee for Lib-
eral Action at 7:30 p.m. today in the
Union and reports on the past, pres-
ent and future status of student gov-
ernment on the University campus
will be presented by committee chair-
Open to all students on campus,
the meeting will serve as an infor-
mative sessiondesigned to prepare
students for the Student Town Hall
forum on student government to-
morrow night. A comparison with
similar bodies at other state univer-
sities will be given by Wayne Saari,
chairman of the research committee.
All students who plan to attend the
Town Hall meeting tomorrow will
find the Liberal Action group discus-
sion of importance in presenting
well-formulated suggestions or plans
Although only members may vote,
at the election tonight, all students,
including veterans and campus Army
and Navy personnel, who want to join
the organization are requested to
bring their eligibility cards. Finances
and sponsors for the committee will
also be discussed.
* *
Dean Bursley
Will Address
Student Forum
Keynoting the Student Town Hall
forum on student government at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in Lane Hall, Joseph
A. Bursley, Dean of Students, Ray
Dixon, managing editor of The Daily,
and Wayne Saari, chairman of the
Lane Hall public affairs committee,
will outline the past and present cam-
pus systems and present several pro-
posed changes in form.
This open meeting,, sponsored by
SRA, will climax a period of investi-
gation and discussion of defects of
past student governments on the
campus. All campus organizations,
League Houses, dormitories and un-
organized houses have received spe-
cial invitations to send representa-
tives to the meeting.
The Town Hall will consider what
can be done here and what has al-
ready been accomplished in other
large state universities in student
Following the faculty-student for-
um, the subject will be open for dis-
cussion and students will be asked
for definite suggestions or plans for a
revived student government.

Authors of Proposals
To Remain Anonymous
A new and stronger type of student
governing body which would act as
campus spokesman, handle all cam-
pus elections, initiate student projects
and coordinate campus activities was
proposed by a group of students yes-
Emphasizing that their proposals
are only tentative, the group of stu-
dents are not announcing their names
or positions at the present time in
order that their plan might be con-
sidered on its merits instead of on
the basis of who proposed it.
Tentative Plans
Tentative plans call for creation of
a Student Council made up of heads
of nine permanent campus organi-
zations and a president and secretary
elected in an annual all-campus elec-
tion. In addition, heads of other
groups having strong campus repre-
sentation from year to year but which
cannot be classified as "permanent"
will be invited to join or may petition
for membership.
An example of such a campus group
is the Veterans' Organization. These
non-permanentmembers would have
equal voting rights with other mem-
bers of the Council,
Handle Elections
The Council would handle all cam-
pus, elections, replacing the Men's Ju-
diciary Council which now runs elec-
Under the proposed plan, all of the
Council's meetings would be open to
all students and faculty members and
they would be held at regularly sched-
uled dates.
Before any definite constitution is
submitted to the Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs, which must approve all
new student organizations, it is
planned to hold an open meeting in
which any alternate plans may be
proposed by students.
Meanwhile, the question of student
government will be discussed at the
Student Town Hall meeting at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the basement of
Lane Hall. Students are also invited
to submit any ideas or counter-pro-
posals to The Daily.
The tentative plan for a new stu-
dent government as drawn up by the
student group follows:
1. That the student governing body
be called The Student Council.
2. That the presidents of the Union,
League, Interfraternity Council, Pan
Hellenic Association, Men's Congress,
Assembly, Women's Judiciary Council,
the Student Religious Association and
the managing editor of The Daily be
permanent members of the Student
Council with provisions for taking in
representatives from other groups
who would have an equal vote.
3. That a president and secretary
be elected in an all-campus election.
4. That the functions of the Stu-
dent Council would be:
To serve as spokesman for the stu-
dent body, receiving and acting on
all student ideas and requests.
To handle all campus elections.
To coordinate campus activities,
acting as a clearing house and formu-
lating a campus calendar.
To handle letters and correspon-
dence from other schools in regard
to student activities.
To take an active part in alleviat-
ing campus cheating.
To publish each year a handbook
explaining University rules and regu-
lations and the campus government
To initiate student entertainment
and benefits.
Forgotten Ballot Box
Causes Near Upset
The faces of members of the Men's
Judiciary Council were mighty red
yesterday, but their complexions soon
changed to a faint blush.
It seems that the Council had for-
gotten a ballot box which was used
in Friday's election and the votes in

it were never counted. But every-
thing worked out all right.
After counting the ballots it was
found that the status of all candi-
dates remained unchanged as less


Efficacy of General Education
Doubted by Professor Davis

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a
series of interviews with members of the
University faculty on the subject of gen-
eral education.)
Declaring that "motivation is the
strongest force in learning," Prof.
Charles M. Davis, of the geography
department, said this week that he
was "pessimistic" as to the efficacy
of general education courses.
In a statement to The Daily, ,Pro-
fessor Davis contended that "polished
minds result from the manner in

people understand the social-politic-
al-economic system of the world in
which they live. Since this is a highly
competitive system, one should know
the rules or at least the general prin-
ciples under which it is conducted.
It is my belief that nearly all col-
leges and universities offer sufficient
instruction in all of these branches
so that any student can obtain a
basic complement of facts on which
to base opinions.
However, the interpretation of
these known facts to produce a course

veterans and sponsored by the Uni-
versity and Regents will be held from
8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday at Wat-
erman Gym, featuring Bill Layton
and his orchestra.
All veterans are invited, Those vet-
erans who have not received invita-
tions should call for them in the
Dean of Students Office in Univer-
sity Hall.
Veterans may still register at the
Date Bureau in the Union Lobby
from 3 to 5 p.m. today. Working in
co-ordination with the League bu-
reau, the Union will pair up veterans
and women for the dance, which is to
be informal. Dates are guaranteed by
Dick Roedem and Dottie Wantz, so-
cial chairman of the Union and
President Alexander Ruthven and
University Provost James P. Adams

The great future of the labor
movement in America is that it will
act as a stabilizing influence in
current employment fluctuations
Madame Frances Perkins, former
Secretary of Labor, said yesterday
at an Oratorical Association lecture.
Speaking on "The Destiny of
American Labor," Madame Perkins,
also pointed out that labor has the
opportunity to develop, even more,
the social, educational and cultural
life of the people.
"The labor movement will not
dominate the political and economic
life of this country," she emphasized,

Labor Movement Will Curb
Fluctuations in Employment

an important factor in American
Maintaining that the primary pur-
pose of man is to develop a good so-
ciety after he has made a good indi-
vidual of himself, Madame Perkins
said that labor will take part in that
development and that it will share
its advancement with others in ex-
change for genuine interest and re-
"The future of the American labor
movement can only be explained by
conditions in the past and in the
present," she asserted, "for the fu-
ture of the movement depends upon
the opportunity the wage earner has

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