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Generally fair; somewhat
lower temperatures
VOL. L. No. 67 Z-323 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN MONDAY, DEC. 11, 1939

Thanks To You,



Primed For Campaign

Italians Reported Sending 50 Pilots To Finns


Helsinki Says
Soviet Attacks
Are Repulsed
On All Fronts
Scandinavian Bloc Leads
In League Demands
For HelpTo Finland
USSR Maintains
GENEVA, Dec. 10.-GP)-Italian
sources here today said that Italian
army pilots and ground crews had
accompanied 50 Italian planes to Fin-
land and that Premier Mussolini
probably would give the Finns "all
aid within reason."
These sources said Il Duce took the
same view of the Russian-Finnish
conflict that he did of the Spanish
civil war.
The Finns' contract with an Italian
firm for planes, it was said, called
for a certain number of training ex-
perts for Finnish student pilots and
mechanics to accompany the planes
to Helsinki, but the regular army men
who actually went far exceeded in
number the civil experts who were
provided for in the agreement.
These *sources said that the more
evidence the Finns gave of their
powers of resistance the more Italian
aid was likely to increase.
HELSINKI, Dec. 10-(A)--Violent
fighting in knee-deep snow on Fin-
land's eastern frontier at the Arctic
Circle was reported from the front
today where the Finns declared they
had repulsed all Soviet attacks.
The Russians battered at Finnish
defenses in all sectors of the Eastern
Front, but were particularly active
near the Arctic Circle, leading many
observers to conclude they had
changed their strategy and were
striving to cut Finland in two by
driving to the Swedish border and
the Gulf of Bothnia.
Heavy fighting also was reported
on the Southern Front, on the eas-
tern side of the Karelian Isthmus,
where three brigades of Soviet troops
behind a tank corps attempted un-
successfully to smash their way to
the Mannerheim Line.
GENEVA, Dec. 10.-(P)-Norway's
delegate led a Scandinavian bloc to-
day in a campaign to obtain from
the League of Nations concrete aid
for Finland and to block help of
Soviet Russia by League members
At the same time Argentina's Min-
ister Rodolfo Freyre made it plain
that his country would demand Rus-
sia be ousted from the League im-
mediately after Finland presents her
cas tomorrow to the Assembly fo

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Greeks To leHep
Local Children
Welcome Santa


President Ruthven Gives Support To Goodfellow Drive

Fraternity Christmas Party
To Entertain 5,000
Movies, music and Santa Claus
himself will entertain more than 5,-
000 Ann Arbor school children ex-,
pected to attend the Interfraternity
Council's second annual Christmas
party at 4:15 p.m. today in Hill Au-
ditorium, Jerome B. Grossman, '41,
publicity chairman, said yesterday.
James Neilson. '41A; acting as head
clow~n, assisted by 18 other fraternity
men and the varsity cheerleaders,
will start off the program wtih a cir-
cus act. Mayor Walter C. Sadler
will then introduce Santa, who will
be ushered in by the appropriate fan-
fare of the Ann Arbor High School
Band. Santa will have the task of
passing out the refreshments, includ-
ing candy, apples and peanuts.
The Varsity Glee Club will add to
the entertainment by singing Christ-
mas carols and Michigan songs. "Joy
to the World," "Michigan Men," "It
Came Upon a Midnight Clear," and
"Friar's Song." The Varsity Band
will play "The Children's March,"
"Jolly Coppersmith," "Over the Rain-
bow," and "Concert in the Park." Af-
ter these numbers everybody will join
in community singing with "Hark
the Herald Angels Sing." Finally, the
1 house lights will dim and Walt Dis-
ney's "Hawaiian Holiday" will be
projected on a"special screen.
Some tickets for the party, which
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IBal let To Give
Here_ Tonight
The American Ballet Caravan rolls
into Ann Arbor today for a single per-
formance at 8:15 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Established by Lincoln Kirstein,
leading American authority on bal-
let, to prove the potentialities of
American dancers, the Caravan fea-
tures in its repertory ballets built
around American scenes and charac-
Of the three ballets to be present-
ed here tonight, two will be Ameri-
can in theme. "Billy the Kid" is a
ballet interpretation of the life of
. the almost legendary Western des-
- perado who boasted that he had killed
21 men by the time he was 21 years
old, "not counting Indians." Aarson
Copland's score incorporates many
r fahous cowboy songs.
r Second of the native American

400 Will Canvass
Campus InAnnual'
Drive For Charity
Prominent Faculty Members To Support
Drive By Aiding Students In Sale
Of Special Goodfellow Issue
The Goodfellow Army, the University's standard bearers of humanitari-
anism, received its marching orders at 7:30 a.m. today and exactly at that
zero-hour, its advance guard invaded strategic spots on the campus and
downtown area.
More than 400 members of the student and faculty body, comprising this
Army, thus began the fifth annual sale of the Goodfellow edition of The
Daily in an all-day attempt to raise funds to provide year-round aid to
underprivileged students and families of Ann Arbor.
Predicting a highly successful drive, Dennis Flanagan, '40, editor of the
Goodfellow Daily, expressed his appreciation to those fraternities, sororities
O and campus housing units that have
U A _ (already submitted advance contri-

Dennis Flanagan, '40, editor of the Goodfellow edition, and Ann Vicary, '40, women's editor of The Daily
are shown here enlisting the support of President Ruth ven in the fifth annual Goodfellow Drive. Concerning
the drive President Ruthven said: "One may participate in an activity of this sort with the assurance that it
is genuinely helpful to the commtmity in which we are living."


In.The Goodfellow Drier' s Seat
Following is the list of Goodfellow salesmen with posts and times.
General instructions for all Goodfellows:
(1) Contrary to previous announcements salesmen scheduled at 7:45 a.m. are to report to the
Student Publications Building at 7:30 a.m. for papers, aprons and instructions. Those not preceded
by anyone at their post are likewise asked to report to the Publications Building to obtain materials.
(2) Any questions or difficulties should be reported immediately to the Goodfellow Editor, 2-3241.
(3) Salesmen scheduled for 12:00- posts on the diagonal, in the engineering arch and in the League
are to turn over their aprons to faculty salesmen and stand by ready to take over whenever the
faculty wish to leave.
(4) Post should not be left until successor appears: materials may be turned over to him. Last
salesman at each post should turn in his material to The Daily.

Helen Arthur,
Play Director,
Is Dead At 60
Was Head Of Ann Arbor
Dramatic Season;- Led
New York Productions
Miss Helen Arthui.. one of the
grand old ladies of the American the-
atre and director of the Ann Arbor
Dramatic Season for the past two
years, died Saturday in New York
City. She was 60 years old. A native
of Lancaster, Wis., Miss Arthur was
a graduate of Northwestern Univer-
sity Law School and became one of
the first woman attorneys to prac-
tice in New York City. From 1914 on,
she worked in amateur theatrical
productions, as manager and director
of the Neighborhood Playhouse on
Grand Street in New York's "East
Side." Later she was instrumental
in bringing the company into the
Little Theatre in the Broadway the-
atrical district. Until her retirement
in 1927, she presented an annual re-
vue, the "Grand Street Follies," there.
During the pastrfive years, Miss
Arthur was director of the Casino
Theatre in Newport, Rhode Island, a
summer "tryout" playhouse. It was
her custom to go to Newport immedi-
ately after the conclusion of the
Dramatic Season.
Miss Arthur last year spoke of her
work here as "an attempt to make
Ann Arbor a first-class producing
center for new plays," and "a logical
step in the creation of a national the-
atre." The people who are working
for such a theatre, she said, realize
"the college towns of the country
have a very special place in their
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butions to the Goodfellow fund. "We
are thus given a running start," he
The drive, supported by President
Alexander G. Ruthven and backed
by 25 campus leaders, is the only
annual all-campus organized and
sponsored charity drive administered
solely by students.
Continuing the tradition initiated
last year, prominent members of the
faculty, including such campus fig-
ures as Dean Joseph A. Bursley, Dean
Walter B. Rea, Dean Alice C. Lloyd,
Prof. John L. Brumm of the journal-
ism department, Miss Ethel A. Mc-
Cormick, social director of the
League and many others will begin
at high-noon today to patrol the
Diagonal, contributing their energy
toward the success of the Goodfellow
The Goodfellow Drive was origi-
nally conceived five years ago at a
meeting between a group of under-
graduate leaders and Mrs. Gordon
W. Brevoort, secretary of the Family
Welfare Bureau in Ann Arbor. The
group, agreeing upon the necessity
for a single, coordinated drive to
raise funds for the indigent, began
the Goodfellow drive that has now
become an established Michigan
For more than 10 hours today,
therefore, members of the Goodfel-
low Army will devote their time to
the raising of money for the indi-
gent. Last year amore than $1,100
was contributed; and in the past as
much as $1,675 has been raised in a
single day's campaign. The bulk of
the fund is derived from both sales
of the special issue of The Daily and
contributions from private indi-
The Goodfellow drive, character-'
ized as the student body's most hu-
manitarian project, is designed to
aid the needy not only during the
Christmas season but throughout the
whole year. Though the allocation
of funds is not constant each year,
the Deans' Discretionary Fund and
the Family Welfare Bureau annually
receive a share of the proceeds re-

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7:45 Jane Mowers
Sue Potter
9:00 Dorothy Nichols
Betty Gross
10:00 Phyllis McGeachy
Mary Frances Reek
11:00 Patricia Matthews
Rosalind Fellman
12:00 Jane Mowers
Maxine Baribeau
1:00 Janet Clark
Madeline Krieghoff
2:00 Roberta Moore
3:00 Jane Dunbar
Ellen Redner
4:00 Alberta Royal
5:00 Maxine Baribeau
7:45 Dorothy Shipman
Ellen Redner
Stanley Swinton
Hadley Smith
Doris Merker
Annabel Van Winkle
9:l,0 Ann Dredge

Jean McKay
Forrest Jordan
Don Treadwell
Jane Grove
Lee Hardy
1:00 Roberta Leete
Stew Robson
Jim Rae
Pedo Ortmayer
Elinor Sevison
2:00 Patty Haislip
Bill Davidson
Hal Benham
Jane Krause
Margary Allison
Betty Clement
3:00 'Mary Honecker
Zelda Davis
John Nicholson
Dye Hogan
Margary Allisop
Betty Clement
4:00 Dorothy Nichols
Ralph Schwartzkopf
Norma Kaphan

Jean Thompson
1:00 Mary Jane Woodley
Marjorie Mullin
2:00 Sue Bentley
Nancy Gould
3:00 Connie Bryant
Jane Hart
4:00 Betty Whitely
Margaret Neafle
5:00 Jean Davis
Ruth Barber
7:45 Jack Grady
9:00 Charles Heinen
10:00 Sandy Harris
Irl Brent
Elmer Foster
11:00 Dick Strain
Harold Singer
12:00 Warren Solovich
Robert Ulrich
1:00 William Slocum
Robert Samuels
2:00 MarshallnBrown
Ted Spangler
3:00 Charles Kerner
James Rossman

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