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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


A New Dea-i
In J-Hopw



Frosh Frolic,
Ball Positions
Will Be Filled
At PollsToday
Contest Expected To Draw
600 Sienior, Freshman
Votes From Campus
Balloting To Open
10 A.M. On Carpus
Seventeen positions on the Senior
Ball and Frosh Frolic dance com-
mittees will be the prizes when an
expected total of 600 members of
"the first and the last" go to the
polls today to cast their ballots.
Polling will take place for Lit-
erary College students between 10
a.m. and 12 m. and between 2 p.m.
and 5 p.m. at University Hall Lobby.
Engineers may cast their ballots
morning and afternoon at the same
hours at the West Engineering First
Floor Lobby and the East Engineer-
ing Lobby. Music School candidates
may deposit their votes in the ballot
box in the Music School Lobby be-
tween 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Senior Ball candidates, Paul Rog-
ers of the Architecture School,
James Lau of the Forestry School,'
and Herbert Brogan of the Educa-
tion School were declared elected
when they encountered no opposi-
tion. Dorothy Carter is the Nursing
School representative on the Senior
Ball, having been chosen in a prev-
ious election in that school.
Candidates for the remaining posts
on the Senior Ball committee in-
clude: from the Literary Collegel
(two members must be women) Jack
Cory, Douglas Gould, Bill Elmer,
George Nadler, Herbert Weidman,1
Neal Seegert, Helen Bohnsack,
Yvonne Westrate, Lee Keller and
Eleanor Swvison.
Engineering candidates for Senior
Ball are: Fred Dannenfelser, Chanj
Pinney, Robert Buritz, Charles Be-
ker, Charles Heinen and Bill Vollmer.1
Music candidates are Betty Ann
Chausty and Catherine McDermott.
A total of five will be elected from
the Literary College, three from En-
gineering and one from the Music
Candidates for the five Literary
College Positions on the Frosh Frolic
committee (two of whom must be
women) include: Morton Hunter,
Robert Grunder, Robert Schultz,
Marvin Borman, John Backett, James
Weinstein,t John Rodger, Clifford
Strehley, Harold Cooper, Lucy Barn-
well, Jane Pritchard, Joan Beardsall
and Elizabeth Bunnell.
Engineers vieig for three positions
on the Frosh Frolic committee are:
Quinn Wright, A. Arnold Agree,
Richard Wald, Bernard Brown, Char-
les Neilson and James Claypool.

Mimes Union Opera 'Take A Number'
Opens A (Lydia Mendelssohn Tonight

J-Hop Ticket
Asked Today
Ticket Deadline Is Set
For Tomorrow; Juniors
Are To Submit Blanks
Identification Cards
Must Be Presented
Applications for J-Hop tickets will
be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and tomorrow in the League
and Union.
All juniors who wish to purchase
tickets must submit an application
blank at this time. Only members of
the class of '42, with their own
identification card, will be permitted
to make out a blank. A self-ad-
dressed, stamped envelope must be
included in the application.
No preference will be given to ap-
plications by their order of submis-
sion; no bloc reservations will be
permitted. If the number of appli-
cations exceeds the quota of 1200
tickets to be sold, refusals will be
made through the lottery system.
Applications will be mailed back
to those who submit them within a
week with either an acceptance or
refusal stamp. Those who receive
acceptance stamps are bound to make
the purchase when tickets go on sale
after the Christmas holidays.
Inclusive twonight price will be
$7; no separate one-night purchases
will be allowed. Rules stressed by
Paul Sampson, ticket chairman, are:
1. Each junior must present his
own identification card.
(Continued on Page 2)
Be A Goodfelow
Pontiac Editor
To Speak Here

British Blitzkrieg
Claimed Launched
In Egyptian Battle

Conductirig Tonight Italians' Communications
Destroyed By Tactics;
Fascist Army Is Isolated
Rome Admits Only
Small-Scale Action

-Daily Photo by Will Sapp
One, two, three-KICK! And so we have the op ning chorus giving The Daily photographer a preview
of "Take A Number's" opening performance tonight. From left to right, are Robert Bush, '41, Harlan Frau-
mann, '42, Tom Armstrong, '41, Bob Ingalls, '42, and Jack Silcott, Grad, members of the oriental harem line.
* * * "-_______ ___ _____

Reputations will fall by the wayside
and campus controversies flare anew
when the curtain rises at 8:30 p.m.
today at the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre on the opening performance of
the Union Opera "Take A Number."
Satirizing everything from state
aolitics to the Alpha Phis, the Mimes
,)roduction, according to Jack Silcott,
Grad, general chairman, will not
only point out all existing campus ills
but will attempt to present panaceas
for "everything that ails us."
A few remaining tickets may be
had for the performances today, to-
norrow, Friday and Saturday after-
noon and evening at the Mendelssohn
box office. Reserved seats can be
obtained for $1 for the orchestra and
first four balcony rows, and for '75
ents in the rest of the balcony. The
best available seats at this late date,
Silcott announced yesterday, are be-
ing sold, for tonight and Saturday's
matinee performances.
Special late permission has been
granted to campus women by Dean
Alice C. Lloyd for tonight and tomor-
row, so that all coeds attending the
Engine School
Will Add Four
iNw Courses
Crawford Says Additions
Will Prepare Students
For Essential War Work
Pending final approval from the
United States Office of Education,
the Engineering College will add four
new "refresher" courses to its cur-
riculum for the general purpose of
helping the engineer to prepare for
essential war work, it was learned
Approval for these courses, accord-
ing to Dean Ivan C. Crawford of the
College of Engineering, will be given
as soon as a sufficient number of
qualified engineers express a desire
to take them. The "refreshers," he
said, will enable many engineers to
obtain positions in national defense
The courses will be given for a
period of three months to applicants
who have completed three years or
more of an engineering course and
who have not been selected for the
draft. University students are not
eligible at the present time.
According to the report sent to
Dean Crawford by the United States
Office of Education, tuition expenses
for the students will be borne by the
government. Board, room and books
expenses will have to be paid by those
enrolled in this training.
Courses which will be offered are
machine design, materials inspect-
ing and testing, production engineer-
ing and production supervision and
tool engineering.
The machine design and produc-
(Continued on Page 7)

opera need not return to their homes
until a half hour after the show's
"Take A Number," Michigan's tra-
ditional all-male show which was re-
vived last year, was written by
Charles Zolla, '41, and Albert Block,
'39, who received a prize of $100 for
their work. Music has been added
to the script by Kenneth Summerfelt,
Grad, the opera's music director, Rus-
sel Berg, '42, Charles Bowen, '41, and
Gordon Hardy, '41SM.
Richard Hadley, of the speech de-
partment, directed the musical com-
edy; Miss Helen Ellis acted as dance
director, Music will be provided by
a professioanl pit orchestra. Miss

E. Hirsch was in charge of costumes.
The opera is based on a conception
of a college of the future in which
'socialized romance' solves all diffi-
culties, and "Woo Booths" are the
students' chief hobbies. The male
lead will be taken by Chan Pinney,
'41E, and the feminine lead by Jim
Bob Stephenson, '43. Also to be feat-
ured will be Charles Heinen, '41, Dick
Strain, '42, Robert Lewis, Grad, John
Sinclair, '42, Douglas Gould, '41, and
Bob Titus, '42.
Assisting Silcott were Bill Con-
rad, '41, Bill Solcum, '42, Jack Grady,
'42, and a score of committees. Make-
up for the cast is being handled by
members of make-up classes in the
speech department.

Evy Enters Training For Part
As Santa Claus At IFC Party

Fitzgerald Will
On Newspaper.
Harold A. Fitzgerald,

editor of

Prof. Dushnik
is Spoofuncup
Pruze Winner
Prof. Ben Dushnik of the ma-
thematics department satisfactorily
proved his knowedge of the Einstein
theory to an audience of mechanical
engineers at a banquet in the League
last night and walked away with the
coveted Spoofuncup and the title of
"Man Who Car Take It."
The Spoofuncup was awarded on
the basis of Professor Dushnik's re-
sponse to the question, "will you
kindly apply the Einstein theory, in
understandable 'terms, for the deter-
mination of how to stretch out my
last dollar until I can hear from
"I'm glad you asked that question,"
Professor Dushnik quipped in reply,
"because I've often wondered why
people had trouble in understanding
Einstein. One of his postulates," the
new Spoofuncup owner explained, "is
that time can go the other way around
and thus one should' have received
the touch before feeling the need
of money."
Questions of a similar type were
given to Professor Dushnik's four
colleagues, Prof. A. H. White of the
chemical engineering department,
Prof. James H. Cissel of the civil en-
gineering department, William F.
Bone of the metal processing de-
partment and Prof. Lewis Holland of


Football Captain Wins Role
In All-Campus Election
With 100-Vote Margin
Football is going to be a forgotten
avocation this week for apt. Forest
Evashevski, who will have to spend
most of his spare moments train-
ing to take the part of Santa Claus
before more than 5,000 kids at the
third anual Interfraternity Council
Christmas Party Friday in Hill Audi-
Evie swept to victory in the Coun-
cil's Santa Claus election yesterday,
holding a margin of more tihan 100
votes over Pete Haller, '42, and Paul
Chandler, '41, Daily city editor, clos-
est of the other six candidates.
Although Evie stepped into the
Santa Claus position with a comfort-
able edge in the voting which saw
more than 700 ballots filled out, he
did not receive a clear majority. His
rivals-including Jim Gormsen, Bob
Shedd and Dick Strain, all '42, and
Ward Quaal, '41-received strong
support in the all-campus polling.
Thoroughly distanced by Evashev-
ski's tally, Haller won the runner-
up position by a narrow margin, bare-
ly nosing out Chandler. The Daily
candidate was comfortably ahead of
the rest of the field.-
Campaigning for the election was

The Pontiac Daily Express will give
the second in a series of lectures
sponsored by the Department of
Journalism at 3 p.m. today, in Room
E, Haven Hall.
Fitzgerald will discuss some phase
of newspaper work in his talk. His
paper, The Daily Express, has 'a
circulation of 31,000, and for °the past
11 years has cooperated with the
journalism department in publishing
annually one issue of The Michigan
Journalist, a paper put out by stu-
dents in the Department.
Following Christmas vacation, on
Wednesday, January 8, Phil Rich,
publisher of the Midland Daily News
will speak, illustrating his talk with
color pictures of newspaper publica-
The opening lecture of the series
sponsored by the journalsim depart-
ment was given by J. S. Gray, of
The Monroe Evening News, who dis-
cussed "The Power of the Press-
Its Shadow and Its Substance."
All those who are interested in
journalism and newspaper work are
invited to attend the talks.
The journalism department annu-
ally sponsors a series of lectures de-
signed to interest both students
studying newspaper techniques and
the general campus. Open discussions
follow the lecture with the speaker
answering all questions from the floor.
Students are urged to be prompt
in attendance as the lecture room
doors will be closed during the talk.

Choral Union
Presents Sixth
Concert Today
The Boston Symphony Orchestra,
under the baton of Serge Koussevitz-
ky, will make its only Michigan ap-
pearance of the year at 8:30 p.m.
today in Hill Auidtorium as the sixth
Choral Union concert of the season.
A few tickets for the performance,
which is sponsored by the University
Musical Society, may still be obtained
at the society's offices in the Burton
Tower, or at the Hill Auditorium box
office after 7 p.m. today
In celebration of their sixtieth an-
niversary the world-famous orches-
tra will play a special program chos-
en by special requests throughout
the country. The selections are Bee-
thoven's Overture to "Leonore," No.
3, Op. 72; Shostakovitch's Symphony
No. 5, Op. 47; and Symphony No. 4
in B-flat major, Op. 60, by Beetho-
It is interesting to note that the
107 members of the Boston Sym-
phony are almost all virtuosos in their
own right, many having given up
concert stage careers to play with the
Boston group. The orchestra has
gained world recognition not only
for its stage and radio appearances,
but also for its famous Berkshire
Symphonic Festival at "Tanglewood"
in Massachusetts. For three weeks
in August the orchestra presents
open air concerts which are attend-,
ed by visitors from all over the world>
Koussevitzky, Russian 'born con-
ductor, has led the Boston Symphony
organization for more than 25 years,
assuming his post immediately upon
his arrival in America.
Be A Goodfenlow
Ryan Speaks
At Engineers'
Annual Dinner
Various Types Of Safety
Glass Are Demonstrated
By Research Worker
Demonstrating the properties of the
various types of safety glass now on
he market, Dr. Joseph D. Ryan, not-
°d research worker in glass, addressed
hemical and metallurgical engineers
it a joint banquet meeting last night.
Sponsored by the student chapters
>f the American Institute of Chemi-
:al Engineers and the American In-
stitute of Mining and Metallurgical
Engineers, the banquet also featured
'the recognition of Robert T. Wallace,
42E, as the junior member of the
AIChE with the highest scholastic
Dr. Ryan's talk was illustrated by
lantern slides and accompanied by
several demonstrations of the rela-
tive strength of plate, laminated
and tempered glass. Included in his

(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Egypt, Dec. 10-The Brit-
ish Army of Egypt, applying in the
desert wastes the very tactics of ex-
traordinary speed and shock used
by the Germans in the Blitzkrieg
of the West, has destroyed the com-
munications between Italian advance
and rear and isolated' gret numbers
of Fascist troops, it was reported to-
Reports from the front said the
British broke through the Italian
positions protecting the important
Mediterranean base of Sidi Barani
-a main springboard of the'Fascist
invasion of Egypt begun weeks ago
-and pushed on to the coast.
(In London the British News Agen-
cy, Reuters, reported British armed
units operating in the rear of Sidi
Barrani were believed to have cut
off parts of two Italian divisions.)
A wide British encircling move-
ment had already engulfed a number
of small camps in addition to Sidi
Barrani itself, it was said, and in
cleaning up the pockets the British
were declared to be adding more
prisoners to the 4,000-odd already
reported held. A number of tanks
and motor trucks also Were reported
The British advance was in charg-
ing columns of tanks and armored
cars supported by planes which ma-
,?hine-.gunned Fascist columns just
as the Nazi dive-bombers operated
ahead of the ground troops in France
and Belgium.
Rome Admits Only
Small Scale Action
(By The Associated Press)
ROME, Dec. 10-Italian reports
from the Egyptian desert acknow-
ledged only small-scale action to-
day-mainly punishment of a Brit-
ish armored column by Italian fliers.
The High Command said new
Greek attacks were repulsed in Al-
bania, and one newspaper came out
with a sharp warning against de-
Italian dispatches from Africa said
ten Italian planes machine-gunned
a British mechanized column of 30
machines south of Sidi Barrani.
Some of the machines were reported
stopped and others scattered in the
The Official High Command re-
port on the war with Greece said
'enemy attacks on our left and in
the Usum River sector (north of
Premet) were pushed back and suf-
fered serious losses."
On all fronts in November Italian
casualties in the war with Greece
and England totaled' 4,411, an of-
ficial announcement said.
The newspaper Il Popolo di Roma
sharply criticised Italians who read
Swiss newspapers and "enemy com-
muniques and news from English
sources" and recommended the beat-
ing of "defeatists, alarmists, pessi-
mists and rumor mongers."
Another publication, the magazine
La Vita Italiana, inveighed against
steeply rising prices in Italy, which
it said had resulted in doubling the
cost of wearing apparel, with "the
crescendo" continuing.
Goodfenlows - Monday
Van Wagoner,
Discuss College Finances
In DetroitParley
DETROIT, Dec. 10-)-Gov.-
elect Murray D. Van Wagoner con-
ferred with Dr. Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, President of the University of
Michigan, here today on the general
topic of university finances.
However, money problems were not



remarkable because of its complete
absence, commented IFC President
James Harrison, '41. No "vote-for-
me" posters or cards have appeared
on the 'campus.

Goodfellow Drive Will Supply Funds
For Needy Families Of Community

As the sixth annual Goodfellow
drive gains momentum under the
sponsorship of 28 campus leaders.
and numerous professors volunteer-
ing their services, Mrs. Mayzo Engel,
secretary of the Family Welfare Bur-
eau, cited several current cases as
examples of the urgent need in the
A typical case is family H which
includes four children under five
.,nrn'.c.nri Mffr N IT . rc~'n'nn inh-s .fta,.

ily. Eventually the H's were able to
secure relief from a social security
agency, and Mrs. H, who once con-

templated suicide, began planning for
her children's future.
Family B lives just outside Ann
Arbor and with difficulty support
themselves on garden products. Al-
though they repeatedly refused aid,
the Bureau helped the two oldest
girls get treatment for serious eye
conditions and provided them with
The oldest girl, when she became
16, tried herself out on a housework

Britain Executes First
Spies Of Present War

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