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BEACON

INSTITUTE
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VOL. LVI, No. 8 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 1945

PRICE FIVE CENTS

League

Houses

Subject

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Price

Control

Local Factory
Starts Second
Day of Strike
Hoover jmployees
Dispute over Wages
Over 500 employes of the Hoover
Ball & Bearing Company, members of
Local Union No. 38, UAW-CIO, were
continuing their second day of strik-
ing today, after leaving the Ann Arbor
plant yesterday in a walkout dispute
over wages, contract, working condi-
tions and hours.
While pickets maintained a 24-
hour vigil before company gates, no
negotiations had been commenced
between company and union officials.
Ask Closed Shop
After giving notice of intention to
strike over one month ago, union
members walked out of the plant
yesterday morning to enforce their
demands for greater take-home pay.
The former contract with the com-
pany was for the duration of the war,
and according to Frank Lund, union
official, the union is demanding a new
closed-shop contract from the com-
pany.
In addition employes are asking for
vacation pay and the restoration of
smoking privileges, but greatest at-
tention is being placed on demands
for a 30 per cent increase in wages.
Joseph Clishan, union chairman, stat-
ed that the local would press for these
changes in working conditions.
Wants Discussion
Clishan stated the strike could be
ended shortly if company officials
would agree to discuss the disputes
with the union. Clishan continued
that there had been no negotiations
with the company since the strike
began.
The strikers are attempting to re-
store the same take-home pay that
they maintained during the war.
Hours have been reduced from fifty-
six hours per week to forty with a
resultant loss of take-home pay.
While the working force of the
plant is practically completely union-
ized, the non-union employees have
also stopped operations. The office
force is not affected by the strike.
* * *
Typo graphers
Ask Strike Vote
Ann Arbor News and Booth news-
paper workers are considering a strike
in efforts to settle a current wage
controversy, Paul Mason, president of
the local branch of the International
Typographical Union said yester-
day.
Washtenaw County's Local No. 154
yesterday requested permission from
the Union to take a strike vote. They
are seeking a new contract, as the
old one expired Oct. 1.
The central Union committee for
the area will meet next week with the
head of Booth syndicate to discuss a
solution.
Aiton Returns
From Capital
Attended Conference
On Culture Exchange
Prof. Arthur S. Aiton of the his-
tory department returned this week
from Washington D. C. where he at-
tended a conference on the Pro-
posed North American University
Center in Mexico City.
Held on Nov. 5, the conference for

the discussion of intellectual ex-
change among the Americans was at-
tended by representatives of the Uni-
versity of Mexico, the Catholic Uni-
versity of America, George Washing-
ton University, .Harvard University,
the University of Michigan, the Uni-
versity of Texas, the State Depart-
ment, the Pan-American Union and
various educational institutions in
the United States which are inter-
ested in the complex relations be-
tween Mexican and North American
educational institutions.
Among topics discussed were:
"Should an educational agency such
as has been suggested be non-govern-
mental?" and "What would be its
chief functions?" The conference
was presided over by William Ber-
rien of Harvard University. Prof.
Aiton, in collaboration with several

Beacon

Institute'

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Aid

Vets

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AVC Organizes Local Chapter;
Planning Committee Appointed
A committee Lo draw up tentative plans for a local chapter of Ameri-
can Veterans' Committee was selected at an organizational meeting last
night in the Union.
Prof. Robert Angell, of the sociology department, presiding at the meet-
ing said, "AVC is an organization whose principal purposes are to strive for
a more democratic country and a more integrated world. We are not con-
cerned with pushing the veterans' interests as opposed to the interests of
others."
Jack Weiss, organizer of a Brooklyn AVC chapter, stated the national
aims and intentions of the AVC, saying "The American Veterans' Com-
mittee has already begun throught * * *
actions and through words to live up pP
to its ambitious statement of inten- resent oucy
tions. We sincerely believe that what
is good for the veteran is good for Vets'
the country, and what is good for the On lu ti
country is good for the veteran."
National dues for the AVC are $3 a Will Continue
year for discharged veterans of World
War II and $2 for men or women still Following a Washington report
in uniformFloigaWshgo eot
VictorJ. Baum, Susan La riere that state universities accepting vet-
Sydney S. Norwick, and Herbert A. erans under the GI Bill may charge
Otto, will constitute a committee that them out-of-state enrollment rates
will outline and present tentati even if they are state residents, Mar-
wllns otline an present tetatirfvin L. Niehuss, University vice-presi-
plans for the Ann Arbor chapter of dent said yesterday, "the University
AVC. These plans will be presented i o otmltn n meit
and discussed at the next meeting of is not contemplating any immediate
AVC, 8 p. m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the change in policy."
Tap Room of the Union. This meet- Pointing out that the University
ing will provide opportunity for mem- was well aware of its privileges under
bers and all those interested to meet the national legislation, Niehuss de-
and to discuss the AVC. clared that "the University does not
want to penalize its in-state veter-
ans."
Yank Soldiers A Veterans Administration official
said that out-of state rates may be
j " " charged on the basis of an interpre-
F1' htin Minor tation of the present law to the ef-
fect that the veteran is a Federal Stu-
Chinese Battles dent, no matter where he lives.
Some state universities are charg-
ing out-of-state fees, but others, at
By The Associated Press their option, are not, the official said.
CHUNGKING, Nov. 8-Lt. Gen. See also SENATE, Pg. 2
Albert C. Wedemeyer said today his
American forces in China have been
involved only in minor skirmishes and Committe Plans
that his troops definitely were not
provoking trouble. For Hom ecom ing
Chinese Communists, now engaged
at a number of points in clashes with Members of the Homecoming
central government troops, have central committee will meet at
charged that Wedemeyer's men were 4:15 today in the Union. The room
assisting the government. The Reds will be posted on the bulletin board
demanded that Wedemeyer apologize in the lobby. All newly appointed
for "intervention." members will be notified of their
The general said today Communist positions before the meeting.
Army representatives had warned
him not to try to land troops at Wei- I0
gaiwei port, near Tsingtao. They also U 15
had protested that Americans had
raided the Communists' office in
Tientsin. Wedemeyer said lie had re- -oort
ferred the latter matter to Maj. Gen.
Geller E. Rockey, commander of the Commnity Chest
Third Marine Amphibious Corps.
Wedemeyer reiterated that his mis- To Canvass Dorms
sion is solely to help the central gov- The University must find twelve
ernment repatriate Japanese troops. thousand dollars' worth of aid for the
He said that only 6,300 U. S. Army victims of war, of storm, of unem-
personnel will be left in the China ployment, of all kinds of disaster.
Theater by the first of next year. To do this, Community Chest can-
These are aside from 53,000 Marines vassers will go into residence halls
in North China. early next week to solicit the funds
needed to fulfill the University's
$25,000 quota.
intercession Although arrangements are not yet
complete, the canvassers will prob-
ably reach the residence halls Mon-
Asked in Java day and Tuesday, according to Prof.
Harold M. Dorr, who has taken a
BATAVIA, Nov. 8- (MP) -Fearful leading part in the campus drive.
that heavy shooting will break out
again tomorrow, President Soekarno Chinese Aid Group
of the unrecognized Indonesian Re-
public tonight appealed to President Holds Sale at Center
Truman and Prime Minister Attlee
to intercede and prevent savage war- In order to raise urgently needed
fare throughout Java. funds for relief work in China, the
Soekarno declared that "Asiatic University Committee for United
goodwill towards America was endan- China Relief is conducting a sale of
gered by the fact that the Dutch con- unusual Chinese products in the In-
tinue wearing American uniforms, ternational Center.
carrying water canteens with the The sale will continue until De-
USA sign, continue to drive in USA cember 24 with the articles on dis-
trucks despite USA warning." play daily at the Center.
FOR SAIPAN HEROISM.

Pfe. Youngblood, USMCR,
To Receive Navy Cross Here

Supervisor's
Post Held By
By CLAYTON DICKEY
"Beacon Institute," revolutionary
approach to helping the World War
II veteran find his place in business
and industry, received the whole-
hearted endorsement of President
Alexander G. Ruthven yesterday.
The institute, which will open
here around Jan. 1, is a joint en-
terprise of John laien, Chrysler
Corp. executive and Ann Arbor
resident, and his son, Keith Haien,
a 1940 graduate of the University
literary college, who resigned an
executive position with Dodge Mo-
tors to devote full time to the new
school.
Providing "orientation for veter-
ans who want better jobs in indus-
try," the unique educational venture
will be housed in a factory owned by
Haien near the Michigan Central sta-
tion;
Keith Haien said yesterday that
the institute will have "no connection
whatever" with Chrysler Corp. and
will operate on a non-profit basis. Fi-
nancial support will come from tui-
tion fees paid by the federal govern-
ment under the G.I. Bill of Rights.
The school will admit 50 students
each month for a six months
course. Haien said Beacon Insti-
tute will make selections from vet-
erans referred to it by the State
Veterans' Counseling Service.
The institute does not intend to
make executives or supervisors of its
students, Haien said, but will "help
the veteran to choose the phase of
business or industrial activity which
he wants to prepare for and to ap-
praise his qualifications for his se-
lected vocation.
The course of instruction will in-
clude four main groups: leadership
training; business organization,
methods and procedures; blueprint
reading and inspection methods; and
machine shop experience.
Elaborating on the curriculum,
Haien said it will employ "small
classes, round table discussions, no
textbooks." The instructors will be
men with considerable industrial
experience. Practical business eco-
nomics and labor-management re-
lations-union contracts and the
conformity of business to human
needs-will be offered also.
Questioned concerning the housing
of veterans who come to the institute
from outside Ann Arbor, Haien said
the problem had only been "touched
on" but that the institute would prob-
ably receive assistance from Lieut.
Col. Philip C. Pack, director of the
State Office of Veterans' Affairs.
Haien said the only prerequisites
for admission to Beacon Institute will
be that the veteran is "serious about
business or industry" and has a high
school education or the equivalent in
military training.
The institute will not act as a
See 'BEACON', Pg. 2
Kalaw Attends
London Parley
Talk Here Canceled
By Filipino Official
Dr. Maximo M. Kalaw, scheduled
to give a lecture here Nov. 15 on "The
Philippines Under Japanese Rule,"
has been sent to London by the Fili-
pino governmentto attend the United
Nations Conference on Educational
and Cultural Cooperation and will not
be able to appear.
Dr. Kalaw, Secretary of Public In-
struction and Information in the
cabinet of President Osmena, receiv-

ed his PhD. from Michigan in 1925.
He was exchange professor from the
University of the Philippines in the
political science department here in
1931.
During the Japanese occupation of
the Philippines Dr. Kalaw escaped to
the hills of Mindoro Island and re-
mained there until MacArthur's in-
vasion of Leyte. At that time, Presi-
dent Osmena sent for him and ap-
pointed him to his present position.
At the San Francisco Conference,
the doctor was the ranking member

MOLOTOV PROMISES ATOMIC ENERGY-Russian. Foreign Com-
missar Vyacheslav M. Molotov promises Russian people "we will have
atomic energy and many other things, too."
SLOSSON VS. HOPKINS:
Professors Debate uestiona
, ~ t r Os 9.
Of ,Jews Entering. Palestine
With both men proclaiming that a moral question is involved in the
current agitation to find homes in Palestine for dispossessed Jews in con-
tinental Europe, Prof. Preston Slosson and Prof. Clark Hopkins debated
"Should the United States favor unrestricted Jewish inimigration into Pales-
tine?" yesterday in the Rackham Amphitheatre.
Maintaining that the Jews now in the Arab state. of Palestine have
proved unassimilative, Prof, Hopkins asked, "Shall we inist that'hidre- colo-
n.ists should be ,brot ght- into'this for-
eign land on. terms that we-ourselves
would n6t allowWit 3h our uwn
tOders?" ..wnor
Giv C n e tRelax Inimigrafion 'Laws ...
bnc eB o th m en -u rg ed th a t th e -i n m igra-
tion laws restricting entrance of 'Jews
into the United States and the-British
dominions be relaxed, each claiming
The Cleveland Orchestra, known way to find hoies for Jews of con-
for its "personal" appearances from tinental European background.
Kansas City to Bangor, Me., from Because no 'such nation now shows
Canada to Cuba, will present its inclination.to reduce sich barriers,
eighth Ann Arbor concert at 7 p.m. Prof. Slosson dsubmitted ;thatrsPal-
Sunday in Hill Auditorium. estine, where many refugees have al-
The orchestra, under the direction ready found homes under the terms
of Artur Rodzinski, appeared on the of the Balfour declaration, would be
Choral Union series here in 1935, '37, logically the place to settle more of
'38, '41 and '42. In November, 1943, the homeless Jews.
the organization played here under 'Against Arabs' Wishes'
Erich Leinsdorf and under guest con- Prof. Hopkins countered that What
ductor George Szell at the concert inroads the Jews have made into Pal-
last fall. estine have been made against the
On tour, a special train carries the wishes of the native Arab population,
complete orchestra personnel in ad- and that further immigration will
dition to personal luggage of the only increase the friction between the
men and the more than 75 trunks two groups.
and cases containing large instru- The Arabs, Prof. Hopkins pointed
ments and the 2,500 pieces of music out, desire -their independence in
used in concerts. A special program Palestine, which is denied them by
arranged for each appearance on tour the British mandate. As long as the
keeps the librarian busy, as numerous Arabs do not have the determining
different compositions, in complete voice in their government, he objected
form for conductor and orchestra, are to having other nations, who have
needed. prohibited Jews, cry that they be
_________________________admitted in Palestine.,
Prof. Slosson declared that not
Notice to Treasurers onlydo the Jews want and need tot
Treasurers of all student soci- go to Palestine because of their fear
eties, clubs, classes and residence of the future in Europe, but that the
halls are requested to confer with Arabs have prospered and their pop-
the Auditor of Student Organiza- ulation has increased since the Jewish
tions in the office of the Dean of immigration there. The issue, he
Students at their earliest conveni- said, cannot be decided from the view
ence in regard to the handling of of the local population alone, but
their accounts. rather as it bears on the problems of
the entire world.

'Detroit OPA
Will Consider
Adjustments
Housemothers
To Submit Prices
By ROBERT GOLDMAN
(City Editor)
University league housemothers
were advised last night to apply to
the Detroit OPA office for upward
adjustment of their food prices.
While OPA officials in Detroit told
the Daily that league houses are not
exempt from price control-subject
of a prolonged OPA-University con-
troversy-Hicks Griffiths, chief price
attorney for the OPA's Detroit
branch, said his office would be glad
to discuss and supply information on
price revisions with individual house
mothers.
House mothers may submit profit
and loss statements to the OPA,
Griffiths said.
He pointed out that it is not the
function of the OPA to force agencies
to operate at a loss.
Following is Griffiths' statement
issued to the Daily:
"I have discussed with the na-
tional office the question of wheth-
er University league houses are
subject to price control under the
provisions of restuarant maximum
price regulation number 2, which
generally governs the sale of all
meals, food items and beverages by
eating and drinking establishments
defined in this regulation."
"The immediate issue is the le-
gality of an incrase in the price of
league house meals from $1 to
$1.20 per day."
"Yesterday, the national office
advised me that it agreed with the
Detroit district office's opinion that
league houses are subject to OPA
regulation."
"The frozen date, which controls
maximum prices for meals, food
items, and beverages is Apr. 4-10,.
1943. In the event that an individ-
ual house experiences financial
hardship as a result of these frozen
prices, house mothers are eligible
to apply under the regulation for
an upward adjustment for such
prices."
"In keeping with our decontrol
policy, the national office will con-
sider the feasibility of exempting
this type of operator as a matter
for future action."
Francis C. Shiel, acting director of
residence halls, stated that raw food
costs have risen approximately 35
per cent during the war.
Meanwhile, University Officials,
who have received no official notice
of the OPA decision, declined to com-
ment on the Price Administration po-
sition.
Victory Show
Will Be Held
Bond Buyers To See
Premiere of Movie
A Victory Show honoring the fight-
ing men and women of Ann Arbor
who have returned from overseas will
be held at 9 p. in. Nov. 27 at the
State Theatre for all purchasers of
Victory E-Bonds in the new drive
which closes Dec. 3.
For the entertainment of those who
invest in this last drive, there will be
a premiere showing of "Week-End
at the Waldorf" starring Ginger Rog-
ers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon,
Van Johnson, Edward Arnold, Robert
Benchley, and Keenan Wynn.
To each student and citizen in Ann
Arbor and the surrounding area will

be given a ticket of admission to this
premiere upon the purchase and issu-
ance of a new Victory E-Bond.
Lederle To Speak
Before Union Staff
Prof. John Lederle of the political
science department, former president
of the Union Executive Council, will
be the principal speaker at the semi-
annual Staff Banquet at 12:30 p. m.
tomorrow in the Anderson Room of
the Union.
Functions of the Union will be ex-
plained by the new officers and com-
mittee chairmen of the Executive
Council. Any man eligible for extra-
curricular work may attend.
There is no charge for the banquet.
Reservations should be made this

NEW BUILDING PLAN:

, !

U' Bank Loan Will Be Used
To Finance Residence Hall.

"For extraordinary heroism" dur-
ing a Japanese counterattack on Sai-
pan Pfc. Dennis E. Youngblood,
USMCR, will receive the Navy Cross
at 10 a. m. tomorrow in the Intra-
mural Building.

lines to the Japanese bunker under
heavy fire, he killed forty Japanese
soldiers.
"Youngblood's personal initiative
and daring," the citation signed by
T~ i O-amoral T-T 'T T Cff h TT-Qa1kfIZO'

A bank loan, negotiated by the
University, is being used as a method
of financing construction of new resi-
dence halls for the first time, so far
as is known.

fulfilled. Funds will be secured by the
earnings of - the buildings to be
erected, plus revenues from halls op-
erating at the present time.
The new buildings to be erected

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