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January 06, 1946 - Image 8

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Nation's Phone
Workers Ready
To Walk Out
Fitzsimmons Predicts
Sympathy Strike Soon
NEW YORK, Jan. 5 - The three-
day-old Western Electric strike is
"just about ready to explode" into a
walkout by the nation's telephone
workers, a union leader said today.
Frank J. Fitzsimmons, President of
the Western Electric Employees Asso-
ciation, whose 17,000-odd members
are striking in New Jersey and Man-
hattan, said he belived after confer-
ring with Joseph A. Beirne that "by
Monday or Wednesday something will
be ready to break.".
Asks Sympathy Strike
Beirne, president of the National
Federation of Telephone Workers,
parent organization for 48 indepen-
dent unions in operating companies
of the American Telephone and Tel-
egraph Company, asked 260,000 mem-
bers of the federation to authorize a
sympathy strike at the outset of the
Western Electric walkout. He said a
poll of the members would take seven
or eight days.
Fitzsimmons; however, based his
"break" on negotiontions today be-
tween Beirne, the Association of Com-
munications Equipment Workers, a
NFTW union, and Western Electric
,At Wit's End' in Dispute
Leaders of the communications
workers, who number about 6,000,
were at' "wit's end" today, Fitzsim-
mons said, in their wage dispute with
the company. They seek a 30 percent
increase; the company offered 15 per-
cent. The ACEW has set Wednesday
as a strike deadline. If it goes out on
that day, Fitzsimmons said, it would
establish picket lines outside tele-
phone exchanges in 42 states. Mem-
bers of the ACEW install equipment
in the exchanges. Their picket lines
would not be crossed by other tele-
phone union members, thereby tying
up the exchanges, Fitzsimmons said.
A work stoppage by operators and
other employes of the Bell Telephone
system, an AT&T subsidiary, could
occur on an order from Beirne, Fitz-
simmons said.
Meanwhile, Western Electric pick-
ets at one of six plants in Manhattan,
struck, at least nine non-strikers seek-
ing entrance to the building this
morning, according to Robert Mc-
Closkey, picket leader.
Stump Speakers To
Discuss Waterway
"Should the St. Lawrence waterway
be completed as soon as possible?" is
the question chosen by the national
council of Sigma Rho Tau, stump
speakers society, for an intercollegi-
ate conference.
The Alpha chapter of the Univer-
sity of Michigan will start intercircle
debates on the question at its meet-
ing at 7 p.m. Jan. 8, at the Michigan
Union. The St. Lawrence waterway
question will be a topic for investiga-
tion and debate for several weeks.

On caps

Last Gospel Lecture .. .
Paul E. Cole of Detroit will deliver
the last in a series of six Gospel Lec-
tures on the "Living Savior," at a
meeting of the Michigan Christian
Fellowship at 4:30 p.m. today in Lane
There will be a hymn sing at 4 p.m.
preceding the address. The public is
Society To Meet
The Latin American Society will
have a general meeting at 2:45 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6, in Rm. 316, Michi-
gan Union. All Latin American
Students are urged to attend.
Russian Club To Meg-t .. .
Russky Kruzhok, Russian Circle,
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the
International Center.
Following a business meeting,
Shostakovitch recordings will be
House Presidents' Dinner
Presidents of all fraternity
houses are urged to attend a din-
ner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Janu-
ary 9 at Zeta Psi Fraternity, 1443
Washtenaw. A regular business
meeting will be held following the
Reds Ask for
Time on Plan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5- IP)- Rus-
sia wants more time to study the
Bretton Woods monetary agreements
before signing them.
A State Department official said
today the Soviet had so informed
Averill Harriman, American ambas-
sador in Moscow.
Russia made severai reservations
when 44 nations decideded at a con-
ference at Bretton Woods, N. H., in
1944 to set up an international bank
for reconstruction and development
and a fund to stabilize world cur-
rencies. They agreed to subscribe a
total of roughly $9,000,0000,000 for
each fund.
Russia and eight smaller nations
passed 'up their chance to become
charter members when they failed to
sign up before Jan. 1, this year. But
the bank and the fund will be created
anyway because the 35 nations that
did sign in time have pledged enough
of the cash-about 83 per cent of the
If and when she does sign, Russia
will contribute $2,400,000,000. Rus-
sia now must get the approval of the
boards of directors, not yet appointed,
to join the international financial

Liberal Action
Group To Hear
USSA Report
A report on the recent United
States Student Assembly national
convention held in New Jersey and
the appointment of five committees
will head the agenda at a meeting of
the Committee for Liberal Action at
7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rm. 302 of
the Union.
All students interested in work on
the publicity, program, student gov-
ernment, state and local, national
and international committees are
urged to attend this meeting. Eligi-
bility cards will also be signed.
Election of a vice-president to
serve for the remainder of the fall
term will be held.
Robert Carneiro will report on the
USSA convention. The USSA is a
democratic national students organi-
zation with which the committee is
affiliated. Membership in the group
is open to all students, including vet-
erans and army and navy personnel
on campus.
Japs To Oust
War Mongers
TOKYO, Jan. 5-(-P)-The Japan-
ese Government drafted ordinances
today bowing to General lvkacArthur's
orders for the removal from power of
all who helped lead Japan down the
path to war, a cabinet spokesman
Chief Secretary Daizaburo Tsugita
said the ordinances were not ready in
time for today's scheduled emergency
meeting of the cabinet and so the
session was postponed until tomor-
Japanese newsmen who held a
press conference with Tsugita re-
ported he left the impression that the
cabinet would try to carry on after
removing three to five ministers
tained with was responsibility.
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in the Michigan League Chapel. The
Reading Rooms are open daily, ex-
cept Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Unity periodicals and books may be
secured there.
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples of Christ) Morning worship
10:50 a.m. Reverend Mr. F. E. Zendt
will deliver the morning message.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild
will meet Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m.
at the Memorial Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ), Hill and Tap-
pan. The annual New Year's fellow-
ship supper and Communion Service
will be held under the leadership of
Rachiel Shields.


P R E S I D E N T - F e i x
Gouin, (above) French Socialist
deputy, was chosen president of
France's constituent assembly,
charged with writing a new con-
stitution for the. nation,

PICKET LINE MELEE-An attempt by supervisors to break through a picket line of striking union
employees of the Western Electric plant at Kearny, N.J., resulted in this scuffle outside the gates of the

STAR PERFORIMERS-Motion picture actor Van Johnson (left)
talks with Sonja 1-enie, ice skater, as she prepares to take part in a
Chicago Stadium performance. (AP Wirephoto.)

Marshall (left), Special Envoy to China, Poses on the steps of the
Nanking residence of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek with his host,
the Generalissimo (right) and Madam Chiang (center), shortly after
his arrival at Nanking. (AP Wirephoto)

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