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'I UEODAY, ?'6FEUBER Is. 1940

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French Picture
WillBe Shown
Here Thursday
Cinema League To Present
'Crime And Punshment';
Three Day Run Plnned
The French picturization of Dos-
tievski's noted novel "Crime And
Punishment" will be brought to the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre's screen
Thursday for a three day run.
Sponsored by the Art Cinema
League, the film will be shown at
8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sat-
urday. Admission is 35 cents. On
Sunday the German film "Cobbler
Captain of Kepenick" will be shown
8:30 p.m. at the same theatre. Hold-
ers of series tickets to the Art Cine-
ma League's recent Douglas Fair-
banks series will be admitted free to
the German picture, while others
will be charged 35 cents.
"Crime Et Punishment," as the
French title reads, won the World
Grand Prize for Acting at the Ven-
ice Exhibition in 1935, and was cho-
sen as one of the ten best foreign
pictures released in -the United States
in that year. Starring in it are the
well-known actors Harry Baur, Pierre
Blancher, and Madeleine Ozeray. As
many of the better foreign films in
the past, this one is a psychological
study of character. The story cen-
ters about a student-murderer whose
tortured mind following his crime
leads him into twisted human rela-
The German film is the story of a
cobbler who spends 23 years in pris-
on for petty offenses, and who, up-
on his release, is unable to get a job
or a passport out of his country.
Buying a second hand military out-
fit he trains a regiment of men, de-
scends upon a town and after con-
quering it holds it successfully against
the nation. The story is supposed to
be based on the true experience of
one William Voigt.
Both the French and the German
films have been provided with Eng-
lish sub-titles, and both will be- sup-
plemented with selected short sub-
jects. Tickets may be obtained at
the Lydia Mendelssohn box office,
or reservations made by calling 6300.
Handel's 'Messiah'
Will Be Presented
By Choral Union
The University Musical Society an-
nounced yesterday that the tradition-
al performance of Handel's "Messiah"
by the Choral Union this year will be
held Wednesday, Dec. 18 in Hill Audi-
Four distinguished soloists will par-
ticipate in the recital which will be
accompanied b the University Sym-
phony Orchestra. The singers will be
Thelma von Eisenhauer of Detroit, so-
prano; Joan Peebles of New York
City, contralto; William Hain of New
York, tenor; and Richard Hale, also
of New York, bass.
Thor Johnson, director of the Chor-
al Union chorus, will conduct the sym-
phony orchestra. The concert is
scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. sharp,
instead of later as in the case of
other concerts,

Four German Freighters That Failed in Dash For Freedom

Shown lying in the harbor at Tampico, Mexico, are the four German freighters which made a mysterious
and futile dash into the Gulf of Mexico. Left to right are the Phrygia, which was scuttled by her crew, and the
Orinico, the Rhein, and the Idarwald, which sped back to the safety of the port. The master of the Phrygia
said her crew "opened her up and set her aflame" rather than obey an order flashed from four warships that
she surrender.

Democracy Should Be Active
To Survive In U.S., Henle Says

Only by a continuous insistence
on the preservation of democratic
forms will democracy survive in the
United States, Prof. Paul Henle of
the philosophy department declared
in an interview yesterday.
"Senator Holt's recent request for
an investigation of Clarence Dykstra
before his confirmation as director
of conscription is an example of this
necessary emphasis on form in dem-
ocracy," Professor Henle pointed out.
"Another instance of stressing the
importance of democratic form was
Mr. Willkie's criticism of the meth-
ods used in completi'ng the destroy-
er deal with Britain," he added.
"Particularly important is the re-
sponsibility of the press in calling
attention to violations of democratic
form, and their editorial columns
should reflect a consistent attitude
of vigilance," he said.
Other means of insuring the ulti-
mate success of democracy include
the immediate establishment of a
committee to work out an intelligent
program of post-war economic action,
Professor Henle stated.
Faculty To Attend
Meeting In Detroit
Professors James S. Gault, M. B.
Stout, and Stephen S. Attwood, all
of the electrical engineering depart-
ment, will be in Detroit today for
meetings of the Michigan section of
the American Institute for Electrical
Speaker for the evening will be
George A. Matthews, inspector and
equipment engineer of the electrical
system of the Detroit Edison Co., who
will talk on "Power Arcover Damages
To Overhead Line Conductors."
"And we must beware of the os-
tensible sincerity of persons who are
advocating the abandonment of the
democratic process. Mere sincerity

should not lead to unquestioning ac-
ceptance of the proposed substitute.
Govermental innovations deserve a
more careful evaluation and 'judg-
Professor Henle predicted that in
the critical days ahead Americans
may expect some curbing of civil lib-
Daily Receives
Odd Questions
Over Telephone
The Daily hasn't an information
bureau but there are some 12,000
"odd" Michigan students who don't
know it.
Every day a myriad of telephone
calls are received by members of the
editorial, sports and women's staffs
asking questions of every variety
and form - nine out of ten of which
cannot be answered. But the calls
still come in and, funny as it seems,
The baily boys like them.
While this story was being written
a sweet young thing dialed The Daily
office to find out whether or not any-
one in the vicinity had a nose hem-
orrhage.A typical answer was given
to this almost typical question: "We
don't know."
Several nights ago a young gentle-
man called up and declared that he
had to speak to the night editor
immediately on a very urgent matter.
The night editor was rushed to the
phone to answer: "Which is higher,
a flush in hearts or a flush in
spades?" Fortunately the "man in
the slot" that evening was an old pok-
er player himself and, after having
the two hands described to him, was
able to tell which was the better.
Saturdays are the days of the most
questions and an inquiry such as
"who won the Podunk High-Andover
Teachers game?" are not uncommon.
Most unanswerable sport question of
the lot was asked at 2 a.m. one Fri-
day morning last May - "What play-
er kicked the first extra point in
the Harvard-Chicago game?"
Scientific and semi-scientific ques-
tions are also very popular and no
week goes by without someone calling
up to find out the number of hairs
in a human head, the number of
square inches in an acre, the thick-
ness of a razor blade or the average
quantity of cosmetics consumed by
a woman during her lifetime.
Most fascinating of them all oc-
curred three weeks ago when some
young freshman telephoned from the
League shouting hurriedly, "for God's
sake, Bud, tell me where the men's
room is in this place."
We now have the only and
complete stock of service
parts, tubes, and cabinets
for .
Also a competent service

Pohish Society
To Meet Today
Engineering Group Seeks
Larger Membership
Extending invitations to all Polish
students on the campus, the Polish
Engineering Society will hold its sec-
ond meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Union.
Although the society is now strictly
a social engineering society, tonight's
discussion will take up a proposal that
the organization be changed or modi-
fied to include all Polish students,
regardless of their college. In view
of this, President Benjamin Czajka,
'41, and Social Director Waldemere
Bejnar, '43, request that all interested
Polish students turn out for the meet-
At their last meeting held last
week, officers elected in addition to
Czajka and Bejnar were Arthur F.
Pachulski, '43E, secretary-treasurer;
and Edward F. Drewniany, '42E, vice-
Faculty advisers to the group are
Prof. Felix Pawlowski of the aero-
nautical engineering department and
Prof. Ignatius A. Wojtaszak of the
engineering mechanics department.
Play Production
Will Give Drama
By CAare Boothe
Clare Booth's murder story, "Mar-
gin for Error," will be the next pres-
entation of Play Production, Prof.
William P. Halstead of the Speech
department announced yesterday.
The play, which ran over 100 per-
formances on Broadway last season,
will be at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre Wednesday though Saturday,
Dec. 4-7. Prof. Valentine Windt will
"Margin for Error" concerns the
murder of a German consul and in-
cludes reference to complexities aris-
ing from the present world situation.
Miss Boothe also wrote "The Women"
and "Kiss the Boys Goodbye."

Youth Groups
Felt Inportant
To Democracy
Fostering and encouraging ideal-
istic youth organizations is vitally
necessary for preserving the essen-
tials of American democracy. H. Roe
Bartle, national president of Alpha
Phi Omega, service fraternity, de-
Glared at the initiation banquet of the
local chapter of the fraternity in the
Union ballroom Sunday.
Before the assemblage of fraternity
faculty advisors, scout executives of
southern Michigan, and the 26 initi-
ates of the local chapter, Bartle said
that "democracy can be obtained and
retained in great part through vigi-
lance which such groups maintain."
Following the initiation ceremonies
performed by a degree team from the
Michigan State College chapter, Bar-
tle, internationally prominent youth
movement executive, presented a
charter for the local chapter to Shir-
ley W. Smith, vice-president, initiated
as honorary member, who in turn
presented it to Richard Fletcher, '41,
Bartle, president of the 82 chap-
ters of Alpha Phi Omega, commended
the faculty advisors, led by senior
faculty advisor Ira W. Smith, for the
counsel they have extended the fra-
ternity in its service program.
Freshen Set
To Meet Sophs
In War Friday
"Black Friday," traditional day of
war between members of the fresh-
man and sophomore classes, will of-
ficially get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Friday when the Class of '44 places
a flag of defiance on the flagpole
near the Natural Science Auditorium
and defies the sophs to get it down.
The flag, which will be fastened
10 feet above the ground, will serve
as a symbol of victory to the class
which has it in its possession at 11
p.m. The freshmen are planning to
form a ring of "men of steel" about
the flagpole to resist the expected
rush of men of '43.
If the freshmen should emerge vic-
torious they will have earned the
right to discard their pots which tra-
dition requires them to wear until
they have "earned their spurs" on
"Black Friday." Should they lose
they will theoretically be forced to
wear them until the end of the
The biggest turnout in more than
10 years was predicted yesterday by
Robert Samuels, '42, co-chairman of
the arrangements committee, who de-
clared that "both sides seem anxious
for battle and both class meetings
were filled with boys who will really
go out to show which class was the
Friers Will Show
Robert Friers, Grad., who last year
won national fame as the "world's
champion hitch-hiker," will speak
and show his colored movie, "Over-
land to South America," on Wednes-
day, Nov. 27, at the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre.
Friers, who went 'round the world
via thumb on $82.00, will give the
Michigan premiere of the film of his
last summer's adventures through
Mexico, Central and South America.

I t


"The East Wind," East Quad-
rangle's weekly newspaper, came
out today, and it's just full of
items-enough, in fact, to compose
a whole column-so we've gleaned
the following few for your perusal.
Last night the East Quad boys wore
their prettiest neckties on their clean-
est shirts-for the Board of Gover-
nors of Residence Halls were special
dinner guests. In case you are un-
familiar with the group, it includes
nine people, assorted: Dean of Wo-
men Alice Lloyd, Prof. Margaret Tra-
cy of the economics department, Prof.
Carl Brandt of the English depart-
ment, Prof. John W. Eaton of the
history department, Shirley W. Smith,
Dean Joseph Bursley, Prof. Roger
Mcrrison of the transportation en-
gineering department, Prof. Stephen
S. Atwood of theaDepartment of Elec-
trical Engineering and Prof. Charles
L. Jamison of the business school .. .

Special guests will include Presi-
dent and Mrs. Ruthven, Prof. John
E. Tracy of the Law School, Prof.
Karl Litzenberg of the English de-
partment, director of residence halls
and Mrs. Litzenberg.
The East Quad Music Appreciation
Concert Sunday included Wagner's
"Rienzi Overture," Symphony No. 5
in C Minor. by Brahms and Tschai-
kowsky's "Marche Slav."
Wednesday's concert will feature
Mozart's G Minor Symphony, in case
you're interested.
Cheery voices will again ring
out lustily with college songs in the
East Quad dining room, since the
repeal by the Quadrangle Council
of a resolution against singing in
the dining room. The move permits
mass singing, except on Saturday
nights, if it is organized and super-
vised by the music chairman.



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