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New Masses' Editor To Talk
On Historical Role of Negro

OUT THAR ... at the Village

Herbert Apthecker, associate edi-
tor of the New Masses, will discuss
"The Historical Role of the Negro in
the United States" at 7:30 p.m. today
in the Union ballroom under the aus-
pices of the Inter-Racial Association.
Apthecker, who rose from private to
major in the United States Army
during World War II, is nationally
famous as an authority on the Ameri-
can Negro.
Retail Problems
Will Be Aired
In Conference
Problems confronting retailers at
the present time will be aired at a
conference to be held Wednesday
afternoon in the Rackham Building,
co-sponsored by the School of Busi-
ness Administration, and the De-
troit Controllers' Group.
Dean Russell A. Stevenson of the
business administration school will
deliver a welcoming address following
registration at 2:30.
Other talks scheduled for the con-
ference include "Problems of the
SmallStore" by Senator JamesT.
Milliken, president of a Traverse City
department store; "Tomorrow's prob-
lems of Department and Specialty
Stores" by Prof. E. H. Gault, Direc-
tor of the Bureau of Business Re-
search of the business administra-
tion school; and "Tax Problems of
Retailers" by Mr. Otis Cook, Execu-
tive Secretary, Michigan Retail In-
Prof. Haber Appointed
To National Hillel Post
Prof. William Haber of the eco-
nomics department has been appoint-
ed to the National B'nai B'rith Hil-
161 Foundation Commission.
Dr. Haber served as executive di-
rector of the National Refugee Serv-
ice from 1939 to 1941.

Following his discharge from the
service, Apthecker received aJohn
Simon Guggenheim Foundation
award-a post-service fellowship to
"Young scholars and artists who have
served the nation's war effort in the
armed forces and other government
During this period, Apthecker
produced a cri-
tique of Gundar
Myrdal's "The,
American Dilem-
ma," which is re-
garded by many
sociologists as the
one definitive work
on the Negro prob-
lem in America. Herbert Apthecker
Author of a forthcoming book on
the American Negro in World War
I, Apthecker has recently published
"Essays in. Negro History" and "Ne-
gro Slave Revolts in the United
He has also traced the history of
the Negro in America in a series of
books covering the American Revolu-
tion, the Abolitionist Movement and
the Civil War.
La gler, Hubbs
Complete Book
A summary of the life histories and
the commercial importance of "Fishes
of the Great Lakes Region" has been
prepared by Profs. Karl F. Lagler,
associate of the Michigan Institute
of Fisheries Research, and Carl F.
Hubbs, of the Scripps Institute of
Oceanography in California.
Describing for the first time the
technical methods of identifying fish,
"Fishes of the Great Lakes Region"
is to contain 300 illustrations, several
in color. The book, which will be
published sometime in December by
the Cranbrook Institute of Science,
will serve as a guide for the recogni-
tion of fish of the province of On-
tario, as well as of Michigan

Slusser Lecture .. .
Prof. Jean P. Slusser, acting direc-
tor of the Museum of Art, will talk
on "How to Look at a Modern Paint-
ing" at 8 p.m. today at the West
Court Community Building.
The lecture, sponsored by the Uni-
versity for Village students and their
wives, will be illustrated with slides.
AVC Meeting...
Robert S. Waldrop, director of
the Veterans Service Bureau, will
speak and answer questions on vet-
erans' problems at the Willow Vil-
lage AVC meeting at 7:30 p.m. to-
day at West Lodge.
Waldrop will discuss subsistence
payments, dental service for vet-
erans, hospitalization, maximum
earnings allowed under the GI bill,
and the newly-formed Veterans
University Council, on which the
Willow Village AVC is represented.
Illegal Entry
Proof Absent
DETROIT, Nov. 19-(1P)-A House
subcommittee's investigation into in-
ternational border "leaks" fizzled out
today in an admission by the chair-
man that no evidence has been
found that Communists are entering
the United States illegally from Can-
"So far we haven't found anything
that gives us sufficient proof that
Communists ogre entering illegally
from Canada," Rep. Lesinski (Dem.,
Mich) told reporters as the hearing
At the outset, Lesinski said in a
statement that he had information
that "a substantial number of aliens
known to be Communists" were ad-
mitted to the U. S. in violation of im-
migration regulations.
After listening to testimony from
State Department and immigation
authorities, Lesinski said border bar-
riers have been strengthened in recent
months until no serious violations are
now apparent.

Bridge and Basketball .

. .

The bridge club of West Lodge
will meet at 7 p.m. Six more games
will be played in the inter-dormi-
tory League, starting at 7 p.m. in
the Lodge gym.
Coming Events . . .
A report on local projiems at the
Village will be made and action will
be discussed in regard to the recent
cancellation of the state subsidy to
the DSR business operating between
Detroit and Willow Village.
A class in prenatal and child care
will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at
West Court. Noel Coward's play,
"Blithe Spirit," will be presented by
the Little Theatre tomorrow night at
the Lodge. Another dance is sched-
uled for Friday.
England R eceives
Uranium Shipment
LONDON, Nov. 19-(,P)-The Bri-
tish Press Association said tonight a
British cargo ship bearing uranium
ore-principal component of the
atom bomb-had arrived at Liver-
pool from the Belgian Congo..
A spokesman for the Ministry of
Supply declined to confir or deny the
report, saying he had instructions
not to discuss it.

Brazil School
System Based
On U.S. Plan
Educator Emphasizes
Democratic Methods
The modern Brazilia nsystem of
education has been devised to in-
clude both cultural features and the
American tendency towards in-
creased specialization, Dr. Abgar
Renault, Brazilian educator and for-
mer delegate to UNESCO, said here
Speaking at a lecture sponsored by1
the education school and the ro-
mancedlanguageshdepartment, Dr.
Renault pointed out that the Brizil-
ian government has attempted de-
mocrratization of education by re-
ducing costs and giving any student
access to institutions of higher learn-
ing provided he can pass adequate
Since 1931 the principle features of
the educational system in Brazil have
included a system of standardized
requirements, the introduction of
new teaching methods in modern
languages an dscience, with emphas-
is on observation and practice in the
latter, and programs in handiwork
and physical education in the sec-
ondary schools, Dr. Renault stated.
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The Daily Classifieds


The weekly Coffee Hours, spon-
sored by the Union Executive Coun-
cil will be held at 4:15 p.m. today in
the Terrace Room of the Union.
Faculty members of the English de-
partment of the literary college will
be the guests for the afternoon. The
social hour provides students with an
opportunity to meet the faculty in-
* **
The Union will hold a record
dance mixer from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat-
urday in the Union Ballroom, as is
the custom for away from home
football games.
The affair is open to the entire
student body. Students will be
able to listen to the game over the
air, or dance to records until the
teams are in scoring position. A
scoreboard will be set up in order
that those dancing may keep in
touch with the players.
* * *
An exhibit of colored and black-
and-white photographs is now being
displayed for a two week period in
the lounge of the Union.
The display includes 20 salon
prints, and approximately the same
number of kodachrome prints.
** *
Groups from fraternities, men's
dorms, or independent rooming
houses, interested in participating
in the weekly Union dance inter-

mission contest may contact
Union Executive Council from
5 p.m. weekly at the Student
fices in the Union.

3 to

** *
Auditions for students interested in
taking part in the annual Winter Re-
view will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in
the Union.
Winter Review is sponsored by the
Union, League, M-Club, Men's and
Women's Glee Clubs. There are open-
ings for talent as speciality acts, mu-
sicians, singers, or dancers. The room
for tryouts will be posted on the bul-
letin board the lobby of the Union.
Election Bids
due, Monday
Petitions ror the Engineering
Council election will be due at noon,
Monday, Nov. 25, it was announced
The petitions must be signed by 25
members of the candidate's class and
must be handed to the secretary in
the dean's office.
The special election, designed to
complete the membership of the
Council, will be held Wednesday,
Nov. 27. One senior, one junior and

two freshme

n will be elected.


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quested to meet at 7:30 tonight in
Rm. 225, Angell Hall.
Willow Village AVC: Robert S.
Waldrop, director of the Veterans
Service Bureau, will speak and an-
swer questions on veterans' prob-
lems at the Willow Run AVC meet-
ing at 7:30 tonight at West Lodge.
Institute of Public Administration
students: There will be a Social Sem-
inar at 8 o'clock tonight in the East
Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Senator James T. Milliken will speak
on "Problems in State Administra-
tion." Your attendance is requested.
Others who wish to attend please
contact Dr. John Perkins in 215 Ha-
ven Hall.
Delta Sigma Pi will hold formal
pledging at 7:30 tonight, second floor
terrace, Union. A regular business
meeting will follow the ceremony.
Hiawatha Club will meet at 8 o'-
clock tonight in the Union.
AVC Weekly Record Hop will be
held this afternoon from 2 to 5 p.m.
in the League Ballroom. All stu-
dents are cordially invited.
Herbert Aptheeker, ,associate edi-
tor of the New Masses, will discuss
"The Historical Role of the Negro
in the United States" at 7:30 tonight
in the Union ballroom; auspices of
.the Inter-Racial Association. The
public is cordially invited to attend.

collegiate Zionist Federation of
America will meet at 7:45 tonight at
the B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation.
The program will consist of an orig-
inal piano skit entitled "The Build-
ers and the Non-Builders." Everyone
is cordially invited. The I.Z.F.A.
choir will meet at 7 o'clock before
the meeting.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Choral Group will hold tryouts for
new members at 8 o'clock tonight.
All interested are invited to attend.
Coming Events
The University of Michigan Sec-
tion of the American Chemical So-
ciety will meet at 4:15 p.m., Nov. 21,
in Rm. 151 Chemistry Bldg. Dr.
Milton Harris of Milton Harris As-
sociates, Washington, D. C., will
speak on "The Chemist Looks at Tex-
tile Fibers." The public is cordially
The AI.E.E.-LR.E. will meet at 7:45
p.m., Thurs., Nov. 21, in the Union.
Mr. H. Weppler, radio engineer of
Michigan Bell Telephone Company,
will talk on "Mobile Radio Telephone
Systems." The 'Ensian picture will
be taken in Room 316 of the Union,
after the meeting at 9:15.
The Foresters' Club will meet at
7:45 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 21, in Room
2039, Natural Science Bldg. It is
essential that at least two-thirds of
the members be present to carry out
the business cf amending the club

leave from Lane Hall for the Saline
Valley Hostel at 2:00 p.m., Sat., Nov.
23. There will be square dancing Sat-
urday night and the group will re-
turn to Ann Arbor on Sunday. Please
make your reservations by 8:00 p.m.,
Fri., Nov. 22 by calling Ellen Stringer,


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Student Religious Association: As-
sociation Seminar on the Sociology The Regular Thursday Evening
of Religion will meet at 3:10 today 'Record Concert sponsored by the
in the Council Room, Lane Hall. The Graduate School will include Haydn's
Workshop on Understanding Between "Emperor" Quartet, Bach's Violin
the Faiths will meet at 7:30 tonight Concerto in D minor, Schumann's
at the Unitarian Church. The Rec- Symphony No. 2 in C major, and
reation Workshop will meet at 8 Enesco's Roumanian Rhapsodies. All
o'clock tonight in the Fireplace Room graduate students are cordially in-
Lane Hall. vited.
The U, of M. Chapter of the Inter- American Youth Hostelers will
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