THURSDAY, AUGUST .14, 1941
H MICHIGAN DAILY
THE _CHGAN AIL
To Soviet Head
Conference Is Su gested;
Officials Will Discus
Allocation Of Materials
Hugh Norton, Noble Cain*To Be
Directors Of Mystery Seri
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and possibly ranking military offi-
cers familiar with existing and po-
tential American 4 and British war
Russia has had a military purchas-
ing mission, in this country for sev-
eral weeks and a British military
mission has been in Russia.
The message also appeared to re-
flect confidence of President Roose.-
velt and Mr. Churchill in Russia's
ability to continue the fight against
Germany and A belief that a large-
scale diversion of supplies intended
for Britain should be made to the
Lord Beaverbrook, one of the most
important men in Britain's govern-
ment, now is in Washington where
he went directly from the historic
sea conference between Mr. Roose-
, velt and Mr. Churchill to speed up
deliveries of American war supplies.
Hopkins In Conference
Hopkins, a recent visitor to both
London and Moscow, likewise was in
on the conference and, it was said,
would be a logical choice for a re-'
turn visit to the Kremlin.
British sources welcomed news of
the joint message to Stalin as a first
quick result of the ocean meeting be-
tween Roosevelt and Churchill.
The Daily Herald's diplomatic cor-
respondent, W. N. Ewer, said "the
sooner the conference is held the
'"Even more than the declaration
of peace aims, the message aligns the
United States with the British and
Russian allies as a partner in a com-
mon struggle," he added.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15.-(A')-
The American Federation of Labor
said today labor faced a new unem-
ployment crisis within the next 60
days because of contemplated reduc-
tions in the production of consumer
goods aid because the supply of cer-
tain raw materials for non-defense
plants is being cut off.
The AFL's monthy survey of eco-
nomic conditions said defense offi-
cials had estimated that from 5,000
to 6,000 plants may be forced to close,
leaving between 1,000,000 and/ 2,000,-
000 workers without employment.
"The only hope for such plants
and their workers," the survey said,
is to change. to defense work as
quickly as possible. If this can not
be done workers must look for jobs
Chiefly affected by production cuts,
the survey said, would be non-defense
industries using aluminum, iron,
steel, copper, zinc, brass, nickel, tin,
rubber, silk and cork.
The AFL survey suggested employ-
ers, labor and the goVernment co6b-
erate to meet the situation on a na-
tional and community basis.
The wizardry of director Hugh
Norton and the musical skill of choir-
master Noble Cain will combine for-
ces to present the "Cycle of Six Med-
ieval Mystery Plays" at 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
The presentation, given under the
sponsorship of the Department of
Speech and the School of Music, has
been described as the "most ambi-
tious undertaking ever attempted in
Director Hugh .Norton has taken
six medieval mystery plays and ar-
ranged them into one continuous
pageant of the story of the Creation
and the story of Christianity.
The pageant will run as one con-
tinuous spectacle without intermis-
sion to break the mood created.
Famed choir director Noble Cain
has composed and arranged a score
for the presentation. He will play the
organ and lead the choir of 100 voices
in providing background and mood-
setting music for the pageant.
A cast of 50 students and faculty
members of the speech department
and School of Music will give voice
R. J. Thomas
By UA wCIO
Pleads For Unity In Labor
At Sixth Annual National
Convention; Few Dissent
BUFFALO, N. Y., Aug. 15.-(P)-
R. J. Thdmas, a former welder who
has guided the UAW-CIO for two
and a half years, was re-elected pres-
ident of the organization today after
he pleaded for unity and an end to
With only a few delegates dissent-
ing, the United Automobile, Aircraft
and Agricultural Implement Work-
ers at their sixth national convention
adopted a rpotion unanimously elect-
ing Thomas to the post he has heldr
since January, 1939 when Homer
Martin was ousted by the Executive
George F. Addes of Detroit, secre-
tary-treasurer since 1936, also wasl
re-elcted, defeating 'Richard T. Leon-c
ard, Detroit regional director, by an
unofficial vote of 1,759 to 1,307.
Before the election was held,
Thomas pleaded to the delegates "tor
"I'm not trying to take any middle-
of-the-road position," he said. "I'mi
telling you what I think is best for
the Union. We can't go on fighting;t
we have got to stop or we won't havei
a Union. And I'm saying this to both
sides-you've got to stop fighting.
"What happens to me is not im-
portant-what is more important is
whether we are to have a Union."
Earlier the convention, which last
night voted to exclude Communists,r
Fascists and Nazi members and sym-t
pathizers from holding any electivei
or appointive office in the Union, de-
feated a mtion to expunge from thet
record details of the roll call ballot.-
Most spark plugs used in Americanl
aircraft are made of mica, the De-c
partment of Commerce reports.
Is Knocked Out
Hurler Hit By Ball, Forcing
In Rup To Tie Scope
BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 15.-
(IP)-Eugene Stack, Fort Custer Re-
ception Center pitcher, the property
of the Chicago White Sox, was
knocked unconscious today in a game
against the H. B. Sherman Club and
taken to the Fort's Base Hospital.
He regained consciousness by the
time he reached the hospital and
was not considered in serious condi-
tion. The ball struck him above the
The Reception Center won the
game 7 to 5 behind the hurling of
Bill Feduniak, who replaced Stack.
The starting pitcher was at bat
in the second inning with three on
base and one out when the first ball
Roy Preston pitched knocked him
down, forcing in a run to tie the
By virtue of the victory the t
team has a chance to compete in
State competition leading to the Na-
tional Amateur Baseball Congress'
Oil Sale Approved
LANSING, Aug. 15.--(OP)-Approval
of a recent near-record sale of 55,000
acres of oil lease lands totalling $76,-
000 was given the State Conservation
Commission at a special meeting yes-
M. Landon said today "it is evident
from the way the Roosevelt-Church-
ill momentous meeting and stat-
ment were handled that there was'
a well-staged effort to mislead the
American people as to the purpose
of this meeting."
Presence of naval and military
high commands instead of the Sec-
retary of State, "gives weight to grave
misgivings that this long collabora-
tion dealt with military and naval
c6llaboration, rather than collabora-
tion with Britain by peaceful means,"
the 1936 Republican Presidential
nominee said in a statement.
"It is rather strange that the heads
of the two greatest countries in the
world met and issued a statement
fostering freedom of the seas, free-
dom of governments and other free-
doms without mentioning freedom of
worship. Could it be that this omis-
sion was caused by a desire not ;to
offend atheist, communistic Russia?"
Of the way the meeting and state-
ment were handled Landon added:
"All the emphasis was placed on de-
sirable peace aims. Administration
stooges in the House and Senate were
waiting on the radio and press asso-
ciations to stress the peace proposals.
"It was not revealed until later in
the day that the military and naval
high commands were present also.
"Press dispatches this morning
ials' there expressed the conviction
that the peace aims declaration was
merely" intended to conceal the real
purpose of the meeting.
"Many editors in this country feel-
thatthe President pledged this coun-
try to the defeat of Hitler, with all
that it means in the way of blood
and suffering to our own people."
"Now is the time to recall again
the recent statement of the two field
commanding British generals that
Hitler could not be defeated unless
we--the people of the United States
-landed another A.E.F. in Europe,
that the British could not spare any
of their boys for this expedition, and
therefore it was up to us."
Civil War Ceremony
Is Moved To Lansing
Lansing, Aug. 15.-(P)-Proposed
ceremony for return of 13 southern
flags to governors of 13 southern
states from which they were taken
will be held -in the Capitol Sept. 20
instead of Aug. 23 at Mackinac
Island, the executive office disclosed
The later date at Lansing was said
by the executive office to be more
satisfactory to the southern repre-
sentatives and elderly members of the
Grand Army of the Republic and the
Daughters of the Confederacy.
Landon Says People Misled
B Statement, Historic Meeting
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 15.-(P)-Alf*from London say that 'several editor-
Van.Wag over To Give
LANSING, Aug. 15.-(P)-Governor
Van Wagoner said today he would
testify in Detroit Sept. 23 at a con-
gressional committee investigation of
migration of workers in the defense
The governor said John W. Abbott,
chief field investigator of the special
committee, told him Michigan is one
of five key states in which the hear-
ings will be held first, to determine
housing, health and education crea-
ted by the migration. Determination
of federal responsibility in solving
these problems is the committee's
goal, Van Wagoner said.
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DIRfECTOR HUGH NORTON
to the speaking parts in the play.
Alexander Wyckoff has construc-
ted a massive structure of ramps and
towers on the 75-foot stage of Hill
Auditorium especially for the presen-
tation. The stage is climaxed by two
towers, one on each side. God will
sit, on one tower and The Prologue on'
A special lighting system has been
constructed in Hill Auditorium. A
feature of the production will be the
way in which the face of God is
lighted. His face will radiate light in
such a way that the face will not
Tickets for the production are still
obtainable free of charge at the desk
of the League. a
Aid To FDR
New Commander Of Post
DETROIT, Aug. 15.-(u)-Hi4 first
more as State Commander of the
American Legion, made today by
Herman F. Luhrs, was to send the
following telegram to President
Roosevelt and Governor Van Wag-
"As my first official act as State
Commander of the American Legion
I wish to assure you that the 37,000
members of the Department of Mich-
igan in this critical hour offer their
full sipport and cooperation to you
for community, state and nation."
Luhrs was elected at the Legion
Convention in Grand Rapids last
Church Class Miracle'
To Aid Crippled Boy
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 15._-()-The
ninth grade Sunday school class of
the Boston Avenue Methodist Church
is going to change soda pop into milk.
A member, George Wier, 14 years
old, is in a crippled children's hospi-
tal at Oklahoma City, suffering from
a lack of calcium .in his bones. So
his classmates set up pop stands all
over the city today. All profits will
go to buy milk for George.
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