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Proposal To End Strike Again
Rejected by Tugboai Workers


Union Conference
Called For Today
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK, Feb. 8-Striking tug-
boat workers today voted to reject a
proposal to end a five-day strike
which has paralyzed New York har-
bors and brought governmental seiz-
ure. The vote was 881 to 467.
It was the second time that the
workers, members of the United Ma-
rine Division of the AFL Interna-
tional Longshoremen's Association,
had refused to return to work. The
referendum of the 3,500 strikers was
called to act on a proposal, worked
out in conferences between union,
management and federal conciliators
and already accepted by the owners.
Stasseni Knocks
Blames Management
For Present Crisis
DETROIT, Feb. 8-(')-Harold E.
Stassen charged the democratic ad-
ministration today with dealing "in-
decisively and weakly" with Amer-
ica's internal problems and blamed
Washington "in great part" for the
"current industrial calamity."
The former Minnesota governor,
mentioned as a possible 1948 Repub-
lican presidential candidate, told a
Lincoln Day meeting that America's
present "crisis" in labor was com-
parable to the "tragic period" which
preceded the Civil War.
Lack of Policy Causes Ruin
"Theri, as now," Stassen said, "a
national administration without a
policy or a plan or a purpose allowed
contending factions in the national
life to sweep the whole people on
toward ruin.
"Then, as now, a national execu-
tive of personal charm and long po-
litical experience dealt indecisively
and weakly with the symptoms of
national disorder and allowed crisis
to pile upon crisis out of sheer in-
ability to act decisively upon the real
issues that divided the country."
The occasion of Stassen's address,
in which he called for "forthright
decisions" on wage and price policy
from Washington, was the first
Wayne County Republican luncheon
since Pearl Harbor. He had an aud-
ience of approximately 1,100.
O(ficias Among Guests
High state officials, including Gov-
ernor Kelly, flanked Stassen at the
speakers' table. Mayor Edward J.
Jeffries, of Detroit, where municipal
government is non-partisan, was
among the guests in a crowded hotel
ballroom .
The national administration, Stas-
sen said, has "failed to develop a
policy in general or to implement any
general policy with consistent par-
ticular acts." Instead, he charged, it
has tried to "temporize" or "impro-
Criticisms Listed
"It has vacillated between rigid
control of wages and no contrl," he
said. "It has veered from iron prices
to rubber prices. It has faltered and
fumbled the country into a distress
from which it can only be rescued by
the exertions of others.
"It is to be hoped that those ex-
ertions, on the part of labor and
management, will not be too long in
coming, and that the government
will now act promptly for upon them
now depends the further progress f
the country toward economic health."
Yugoslav Army
AidTo0 CaRse

Hired Meni Releasd
U.S. Soldiers-Byrnes
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8-(I)-Sec-
retary of State Byrnes disclosed to-
day that the United States army in
Germany soon will dispense with the
services of the so-called "Royal Yugo-
slav Army."
Byrnes also told his news confer-
ence that War Department informa-
tion indicates the 20,000-odd Poles
employed in the American zone are
not an organized force.
The secretary's comment broke a
five-day period of official silence by
State and War Departments on pub-
lished reports from Germany that
the U. S. Army was employing as
military police:
1. Members of a "Royal Yugoslav
Army" pledged to fight for over-
throw of Marshall Tito's government
and restore King Peter to his throne
in Belgrade.
2. Displaced Poles who were carry-
ing on an organized propaganda pro-
gram against Jews, the present War-
saw government and the Soviet
Byrnes said these reports prompted
him to ask the War Department for

The earlier rejection of a back-to-
work plan was made by the men just
prior to government seizure of tug-
boat companies.
"We'll have to try to get them to-
gether again," William C. Liller, fed-
eral conciliator, said in announcing
the vote.
As to the time of another possible
meeting, Liller said "maybe tomor-
Details of the rejected proposal
were not announced, but strikers said
it called for a 15 cent an hour boost.
Union, Owners Disagree
The tugboat owners originally of-
fered 10 cents and the union struck
for average 45 cent increases, which
would have raised licensed personnel
from $1.0-$1.42 to $1.57-$1.85 and
unlicensed between remained at their
berths while army and navy boats
shuttled between New York and Man-
hattan with vital emergency supplies
of fuel.
Joseph P. Ryan, ILA president,
immcdiately called a meeting of three
union committees for tomorrow
mcrning to discuss a plan for "fur-
ther action in connection with the
Heat Lacking
There was no heat in the subways
and other electrically operated ve-
hicles. Health Commissioner Ernest
L. Stebbins said most of the city's
cold water flats were without kero-
sene. His office had been able to help
only about one-third of the 15,000
emergency complaints regarding lack
of hcat in dwellings yesterday.
The tugboatmen struck last Mon-
day and after government seizure of
their vessels Wednesday they refused
to return to work. The union de-
manded a 40-hour instead of a 48-
hour week and pay increases aver-
aging 45 cents an hour for licensed
personnel and 65 cents for unlicensed
workers. The owners offered 10 cents
an hour wage boost.
MSC President
denies Receipt
Oif Loan Fund
EAST LANSING, Feb. 8-(l')-
President John A. Hannah of Michi-
gan tate College, answering charges
by the state administrative board's
finance committee, that M.S.C. was
the only one of seven state colleges
without plans for repayment of state
funds advanced to .finance wartime
military training programs, today
denied that the college had received
sUch a loan fund.
Hannah said that the college had
been granted a $510,000 emergency
appropriation from the 1943 Legisla-
ture, but the amount had "at no time
been considered a loan toward the fi-
nancing of war activities." He said
the money represented an addition to
the $2,950,000 appropriation fixed by
the 1939 Legislature.
Detailed Account Given
Of the fund, $175,590 was for the
accelerated summer program, $148,-
410 for salary increases to staff mem-
bers, $86,000 for additional costs of
supplies and materials, and $100,000
for research in agriculture and engi-
neering having a direct bearing on
the war, Hannah explained.
Although the college was granted
the money in January, 1943, the full
sum was not received until after the
1945 session of the legislature, when
a d eficiency appropriation vau s
authorized covering the amount not
yet paid to the oollege from the origi-
nal grant, the M.S.C. president de-
Did Not Know Of Soldiers
Hannah said that the appropria-
tion of $510,000 was requested before
the college had given "any consider-
ation to the possibility that we might
be asked to train soldiers."
John D. Morrison, state auditor
general, said Thlrsday that M.S.C.
had received $557,290 and had repaid
none while other colleges had made
some repayment for funds advanced

for war training programs. Of the
total amount of $2,283,518 loaned by
the state $1,210,008 has been repaid.
Ore Mines Close
IRON RIVER, Mich., Feb. 8-(P)-
Thirteen Iron County ore mines were
closed today when some 1,400 workers
joined the nation-wide steel strike
The strike had been scheduled to
start Jan. 15, but was postponed more
than three weeks to make the strike
uniform throughout the Lake Super-
ior district. Officials of the CIO
Steel Workers Union explained that
a miners' walkout previously would
have been illegal under Minnesota
law, which requires a "cooling off"
Picket lines were set up around all
13 mines, and only pump maintenance
men, hoist men and emergency re-
pair men were permitted to enter.
The walkout was orderly and without
A few workers appeared at the
Sherwood Mine, where a majority
voted not to strike, but they turned

C H I C A G o S K Y L i N E - The tall buildings of Chicago form an impressive backdrop for
this view from the Windy City's lake front, Soldier Field is in the foreground.,

PAULEY REPLIES--Edwin W. Pauley (standing) arises from his seat
at a Senate naval committee hearing in Washington, on his nomination
to be Undersecretary of the Navy to reiterate that Secretary of the In-
terior Harold Ickes (right) was "mistaken" in testifying on an oil and
campaign funds proposition. Listening is Sen. Allen J. Ellender.
(AP Wirephoto)

R E. A .D Y i N G F Q R N t? R T H E,.R N T R E .K ..Wrl-rse eiwr°uiy
READ ING FOR ORT ERN REK- War~mly-.dressed men work busily.
in sub-zero weather at Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, port on Hudson Bay, preparing for a 3,100-mile
journey of the Canadian army's experimental force into the far north. In the foreground are' some
of the snowmobiles which will be used. Lt. Col. Patrick Baird heads the force. .

foriper world he av weiht champion, paid a brief visit Wednesday at
the liquor conpiracy trial here to chief defendant Frank D. McKay,
Michigan poiti'i afl. lauring a court recess the boxer was beseiged by
autog-Japh seekers.
(AXV PHOT O courtesy ot Jackson Citizecn Patriot)

N 0 M I N E E - Trygve Lie,
(above), Norwegian foreign min-
ister, was nominated as secre"
tary'-general" of the i3nlted Na-
tions Organization at Londo ,$
Lie accented the nomination,

J A P T R I A L S I T E - This is the war ministry building
in Tokyo where Japan's top war criminals will be tried.

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