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Latest Deadline in the State

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General Mine



Is Slow As

Denies Not
Detroit Office Claims 52,000
Allotments Posted Last Week
'Only' 5,000 Student Veterans in Michigan
Have Not Been Processed for Subsistence
Officials of the Detroit office of the Veterans Administration yesterday
denied claims that less than 25 per cent of the University's 11,098 veteran
students had received subsistence checks by the end of last week.
The Detroit Free Press quoted J. F. Campbell, chief of the regional VA
Rehabilitation and Education Division, as saying that the Treasury De-
partment's disbursing office at Cleveland had mailed 52,000 checks to Mich-
igan campuses by last week "according to our records."

Mco tiding



Deadline Expires
140,000 Miners Idled in Thirteen
States as Night Workers Stay Home

Prof. Parker
Will Deliver



By The Associated Press

VA Reduces,
Cuts Over Half
Million Checks
WASHINGTON, Nov 20 - () -
Veterans Administration officials said1
today more than half a million vet-,
erans in school or job training will
find their monthly governmentl
checks reduced, eliminated or tem-
porarily held up.
They include:
1. More than 150,000 traineesf
throughout the country whose pay-r
ments have been suspended because
they neglected to report their earn-[
ings by Nov. 5.-&
2. About 300,000 whose subsistence
will be reduced under the G.I. Bill1
limiting amounts in accordance witht
size of earnings.
3. About 119,000 whose payments,
will be chopped off for the same rea-
son.. The next pay date is Nov. 30.l
VA also disclosed it is spendingf
$1,800,000 on a survey and regular in-
spection of schools and establish-
ments offering job training. In most
cases, the state will do the work.,
Waldrop Reports on
Vets' Check Delay
Robert S. Waldrop, director of the
campus Veterans Guidance Center,
said last nignt he doubted whether
any more than a small percentage of
the University's student veteran pop-
ulation were affected -by the Veter-
ans Administration's withholding of
150,000 subsistence checks for fail-t
ure to report incomes. -
He said that requests by the Center
that income reports be filed were so
well carried out that failure to file
could not be listed as a reason for
the delayed arrival of subsistence1
checks on this campus.
Holiday Cuts
Frowned Upon
By LS&A Dean
Literary college students will be
expected to attend all of their classes'
on the day after Thanksgiving, Asso-
ciate Dean Erich A. Walter declared
in a statement yesterday.
He said that the faculty and the
administration will take "more than
a casual interest" in observing how
students are using the greater free-
dom which has been given them
through the liberalization of atten-
dance regulations.
The literary college placed the re-
sponsibility for class attendance on
the student in June this year by sus-
pending the regulation which count-
ed absences on the day before or after
a holiday as three.
Dean Wa er said "It is expected
that our students will attend classes
according to the University calendar
and that they will prove themselves
able to assume their new responsi-
Aptheker Refutes
'American Dilemma'
The problem of the Negro in Amer-
ica is neither an insoluble dilemma
nor moral in origin as Gunnar Myrdal
concludes in his "so-called monu-
mental and definitive" study, "An

> Campbell gave assurances that ev-
ery eligible student veteran should
have received his first check within
10 days to two weeks, the Free Press
Only 5,000 Unprocessed
"At the end of last week only 5,000
of the 62,000 veterans who are at-
tending school in Michigan had not
yet been processed for subsistence,"
Campbell said, and added that
1,000 of the unprocessed claims were
from the University of Michigan.
"The Finance Division expects to
have all claims on their way to the
Treasury's regional office in Cleve-
land next week," Campbell said.
"Cleveland normally requires an-
other five days to get a check in the
mails. Last week when the Detroit
office still had 5,000 vouchers to go,
Cleveland had another 5,000 Michi-
gan claims to prepare and mail.
"The other 52,000 veterans had
been mailed their money at that
time according to our records."
Palmer Explains Delay
Guy V. Palmer, manager of the
VA regional office, told the Free
Press that most of the recently-pro-
cessed vouchers involved veterans
who were enrolled in school for the
second time.
"There was a lot of checking to
do on some of these cases," he said.
A Daily poll of campus residences
Saturday disclosed that less than 25
per cent of campus veterans had re-
ceived subsistence checks. A survey
of campus post offices, conducted by
Robert S. Waldrop, director of the
local Veterans Guidance, Center,
showed that approximately 10 per
cent of the checks had been received.
Campus Support Grows
Meanwhile, campus support grew
for a disbursement system similar to
the services' payroll plan, as pro-
posed by The Daily in an editorial
The Willow Village chapter of the
AVC, after hearing a discussion on
d e 1 a y e d subsistence payments by
Robert S. Waldrop, voted last night
to write a formal letter to Gen. Omar
Bradley, chief of the Veterans Ad-
ministration, urging adoption of the
Still Available
The deadline for literary college
scholarship applications has been ex-
tended to Dec. 2, Associate Dean
Erich A. Walter said yesterday.
Although scholarships in general
are limited to students who pay their
own tuition, Dean Walter said that
veterans will not be ruled out if their
case is considered of extraordinary
Students who applied last spring
can reapply whether or not they re-
ceived scholarships.
The University awarded 32 schol-
arships last spring ranging from pay-
ment. of tuition to $500 a year.

BACKS WSSF DRIVE-President Alexander G. Ruthven commends plans for the World Student Service
Fund tag day to be held on campus today and tomorrow. Shown with President Ruthven are (left to right)
Barbara Stauffer, general chairman of the drive, Barbara Raymer, chairman of the League division, and
Louis LaPierie, chairman of the Union division.


: * *

RameyTo Speak
On Air Power
In Atomic Age
The Oratorical Association will
present Brig.-Gen. Roger M. Ramey
in a discussion of "Air Power in the
Atomic Age" at 8:30 p.m. today in
Hill Auditorium.
General Ramey was the comman-
der of Army Air Forces Task Group
1.5, the group which dropped the
atomic bomb in "Operation Cross-
roads" off Bikini Atoll. For this

Campus Drive to Raise Money
For WSSF Will Begin Today

peacetime experiment, it was his task
to mold men 'and machines into a
unit capable of testing the destruc-
tive power of the bomb and meas-
uring and photographing the results.
During the war, General Ramey
headed the 58th Bombardment Wing,
which performed bombing missions
against the Japanese from India to
the Marianas. He also commanded
the 43rd Bombardment Group and
the 5th, 20th and 21st Bomber Com-

With buckets situated at 18 places
on campus, the two day tag drive to
raise money for the World Student
Service Fund will begin today.
The collecting stations, which will
receive contributions destined for the
aid of students in Europe and Asia,
will be manned by fraternity and so-
rority representatives.
The goal of the drive is to obtain
one dollar from every student to be
National Guard
To Recruit Men
Today in Union
Recruiting for the new Michigan
National Guard, which will have a top
strength of 25,000 men and officers,
will be held today from 3 to 5 p.m. in
the lobby of the Union.
The recruiting drive will continue
at the Union throughout the week.
Interested persons can also join at
the Armory Monday through Friday
between 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Student veterans can add to their
GI benefits uy joining the National
Guard, local Guard officers pointed
out. Pay in the services of the Na-
tional Guard need not be reported in
veterans' estimates of monthly earn-
Enlistment in the Guard are of a
year's duration and up.
Non-commissioned personnel will
drill in Ann Arbor two nights per
week for two hours each night.
Pay for non-coins range from $2.50
per night for privates to $5.50 per
night for first sergeants.
Included in the post-war guard is
a 100-plane air force which will be
manned by 1,381 men and officers.
First officer to be commissioned in
the new Guard was Capt. Robert
Steffy, 24-year-old University stu-
dent, AAF vet, who holds the Distin-
guished Service Cross.
Icelandic Singers
To Appear Monday
Making their initial appearance in
Ann Arbor, the Icelandic Singers
will present the fifth concert of the
Choral Union Series Monday.
The 36 voice chorus, under the di-
rection of Sigurdur Thordarson, is
making its first concert tour in the
United States. In the pre-war years,
however, the Singers toured Europe

used in aiding individuals and re-
building universities in war devas-
tated countries.
Other universities are conducting
similar drives. Many organizations at
the University have already pledged.
to contribute at least one dollar
from each member.
First contributor to the drive was
the Campus Casbah which turned
over all its profits for the past week-
end to the WSSF. Ethel McCormick
social director of the League, an-
nounced total receipts of 120 dol-
Miss McCormick expressed her
thanks to -the foreign students who
entertained at the Casbah Qnd apolo-
gized to students who were crowded
into the student night club so that
there might be greater proceeds for
the drive.
, * * *
China Needs
Student Funds
Conditions of students in China
are "really bad" according to Hong
Chin, a student in chemical engi-
neering at the University from Can-
ton, China.
Chin reported that the standard
diet is two bowls of rice at each meal
with just a few vegetables and no
meat at any time. He explained that
the famine is particularly bad in
southern China, his homeland.
Despite bad conditions, Chin em-
phasized that the universities which
were moved inland during the war
are being reestablished.
These students are aided by World
Student Service Fund money in the
form of student hostels, medical aid,
clothing and food, Chin reported.
Chin emphasized that the money
China receives, is used to obtain the
maximum benefits for Chinese stu-

Russel Lecture
Prof. DeWitt H. Parker, chairman
of the philosophy department, has
been appointed the Henry Russel
Lecturer for 1946-47 by the Board of
Announcement of his appointment
for this honor was made by Prof.
Louis I. Bredvold, president of the
Research Club of the University, at
a meeting of the club yesterday.
Prof. Parker is the twenty-second
Henry Russel Lecturer to be chosen
sihce the award was first made in
1925. The honor goes each year to
the University faculty member ad-
judged to have made the most sig-
nificant contribution to the advance-
ment of the field in which he is spe-
A specialist in the field of aesthe-
tics and metaphysics, Prof. Parker is
at present on leave serving as a visit-
ing professor at Columbia University.
He has been on the University facul-
ty since 1908 except for a year from
1909 to 1910, when he was at the Uni-
versity of California.
The Henry Russel lectureship and
award to a younger member of the
faculty are made possible by a be-
quest of the late Henry Russel, '73,
'75 Law. Nominations for the lec-
tureships are submitted to the Re-
gents by the executive board of the
Research Club.
AVC Obtains
Low Bus Rate
The Willow Village chapter of the
American Veterans Committee was
notified last night by Robert Wolp,
state AVC chairman, that a flat bus
fare of 35 cents for all persons travel-
ing to Detroit -from the Village has
been obtained from the Detroit Street
Railway system.
The present rate-20 cents for
workers and 60 cents for non-workers
-had been slated for a boost to 7
cents after the State Administrative
Board voted Tuesday to discontinue
Dec. 15 its subsidy of the DSR's De-
troit-Willow- Village bus operation.
The chapter also voted to cooperate
with the Student Legislature in its
forthcoming house-to-house canvass
of Ann Arbor for additional rooms for
the spring semester.
400 Fans WillTake
Special Ohio Train
Approximately 400 students
band members and faculty mem-
bers will travel on the student spe.
cial train running to the Ohio State
game in Columbus Saturday.
The train will leave the Anr
Arbor depot at 6:55 a.n. and wil
leave Columbus for the return tri
at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Complete details on meals, seat-
ing and general arrangements will
be published in The Daily tomor-
Twenty train tickets are still
available in the Dean of Students

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21-A general
walkout apparently began today in
the soft coal fields with the expira-
tion of the contract deadline given to
the government by- the United Mine
Mines that had been operating
steadily until last night began "going
down" in the Pittsburgh and Johns-
town areas of the Pennsylvania bi-
tuminous coal fields.
Operators reported night shifts
with several thousand workers fail-
ing to report for work at the time
they were scheduled to -start before
Wednesday midnight.

Already work stoppages in the
fields had idled approximately 140,-
000 miners in 13 states prior to the
Lewis deadline. This represented
more than one-third of the nation's
400,000 UMW members.
Among the mines at which night
workers did not start the Thursday
work-day were three of the Roches-
ter & Pittsburgh Coal Company's and
three of the New York Central Rail-
road's, employing about 2,000. Work-
rs also did not take up their tools
at the Republic Steel Company's In-
dianola, Pa., mine, employing 640,
and several smaller properties.
Night workers stood by but did not
enter the Pittsburgh Consolidation
Coal Compauy's mine at Morgan-
town, W. Va. They made no com-
Many mines with midnight shifts
in some other areas, already had been
closed by the earlier walkouts this
Coal miners traditionally do not
work without a contract, even though
in this instance the government
claimed the contract was in full force.
Most miners start work at day-
light hours, hence it remained to be
determined whether all would lay
down their tools, but everything
pointed to a complete stoppage.
Workers on night shifts. Virtually
signalled the beginning of the walk-
jut at Pittsburgh area mines by fail-
ing to enter the pits because their
'hifts would gun beyond the midnight
Heat Cut Will
Benefit Students
Student health may actually be
benefited by cutting down the tem-
perature of University buildings as
part of the coal conservation pro-
gram, Dr. Margaret Bell said yester-
The only problem will be to get
'tudents to be -more careful about
'adjusting" to temperature changes
than they are now, she said, as class-
'ooms on the whole are usually too
hot anyway.
Using the term "adjusting," Dr.
Bell, acting director of health service,
was referring to the cold-inviting
habits of students who are "just too
lazy" to take off coats and overshoes
in classrooms and consequently be-
come colder than necessary when
they go outside. Cold air increases
susceptibility to colds by constricting
the vessels, which in turn hinders the
normal body process of throwing off
harmful bacteria, she said.
No Power Service
Cutback Expected
No cutback in Ann Arbor power
service is contemplated because of
the present coal crisis, according to
R. R. Brown, Detroit Edison district
With coal stocks sufficient to last
for 90 days, The Edison Co. will con-
tinue to operate at present capacity
unless ordered by the government to
cut coal consumption, he added.
Local retail merchants will also
continue full use of power unless a
brownout is ordered by the govern-
ment, according to L. G. Christman,
Chamber of Commerce secretary.
filliken Dcelares

Basketball Tickets Rationed;
Le islature Considers Issues
Football ticket distribution, elec-<- Necessitated by a record enroll-
tion investigations and a housing ment and a limited seating capacity
survey were the issues in the spotlight in Yost Field House, "rationing" of
last night at the first meeting of the tickets for Michigan's home basket-
newly elected Student Legislature. ball games will go into effect for the
The 41-member Legislature, sitting first time this semester, it was an-
for the first time with its 27 new Leg- nounced yesterday by the Board in
islators also voted to refer proposals Control of IntercollegiateAthletics.
concerning the sending of delegates The plan was proposed by the Ath-
to an international students confer- letic Committee of the StudentLeg-
_._. -islatuire in order to guarantee ad-


Smith Says Vets Now Better
Students Than in Pre-War Days

Veterans are now better students
than they were before the war, pos-
sibly because financial aid may be a
factor in their improved performance,
Registrar Ira M. Smith disclosed yes-
Following a study by the Statisti-

honor points, which prompted the
conclusion that the benefits are an
essential factor in the improvement
of the other veterans.
Juniors, seniors and special stu-
dents among the veterans are doing

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