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Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication

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Editorial
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VOL. LI. N. 63 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1940 Z-323

PRICE FIVE CENTS

PhiKappa Phi
To Initiate 60
Faculty Men,
SeniorsToday
Prof. Titiev Will Discuss
Peaceful Philosophies
Of HopiIndian Tribes
Banquet To Be Held
At 6:15 In League
Five members or the faculty and 55
University seniors will be formally
initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, scho-
lastic honorary society, at the group's
annual winter banquet at 6:15 p.m.
today in the League.
Principle speaker at the dinner will
be Prof. 1ischa Titiev of the anthro-
pology department. who will discuss
the various aspects of Hopi Indian
culture which have given them the
name of "The Peaceful People."
The students who have been elect-
ed to Phi Kappa Phi were chosen
because of their scholastic standing,
character and leadership. Twenty-
eight are from the Literary College,
twelve from the College of Engin-
eering, four from the School of Med-
icine, three from the School of For-
estry, two each from the College of
Akchitecture, School of ,Pharmacy
and School of Education and one
each from the School of Music and
the School of Dentistry.
Faculty Members
Faculty members who will be in-
itiated are Professor Titiev, Prof.
Howard M. Ehrmann of the history
department, Prof. Arthur B. Moehl-
man of the School of Education, Prof.
Thomas S. Lovering of the geology
department and Prof. Thor Johnson
of the School of Music.
Those elected from the Literary
College are as follows: Kenneth P.
Mattews of Ann Arbor; June T. Lar-
son of Indianapolis, Ind.; Isabella
H. Lugoski of Detroit; Lester Persky
of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; Harold
D. Osterweil of Long Beach, N. Y.;.
Sol M. Wezelman of Omaha, Nebr.;
and Richard E. Field of Jackson.
The list continues with Alice R.,
Ward of Detroit, Hervie Haufler of
Covington, Ky.; Edna B. Kearney
of Detroit; Robert A. Fehr of Royal
Oak; Gertrude Frey of 'Battle Creek;
Frederick W. Howarth of Republic,
Penn., and Betty M. Nixon of Ann
Arbor.
The List Continues
Others are Elizabeth M. Lightner
of Grand Rapids; Jean B. Calkins
of Detroit; Jean E. Fairfax of Cleve-
land, Ohio; Russell M. Braga of Ro-
chester; Jane L. Krause of Kenil-
worth, Ill.; Victor I. Schoen of
Dexter, and Leonard D. Kurtz of
Detroit.
Donald E. Van Hoek of Ann Ar-
bor; Margaret J. Van Ess of Hud-
son, N. Y.; Neal Seegert of Waw-
watosa, Wis.; William A. Riner of
(Continued on Page 6)
Chaplin Film
To Be Shown
Here Sunday
Charlie Chaplin, wrld-famous act-
or for the past quarter century, will
lead off the new Art Cinema League
film series at 8:15 p.m. Sunday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn 'T'heatre.

The be-moustached, right angle
toed comedian will appear in five of
the most popular Keystone comedies;
produced way back in the 1920's. The
film will be silent, but a musical score
has been arranged as accompani-
ment.
A few tickets are still available at
the League, Union, Wahr's and Ul-
rich's Bookstores. Since the Chaplin
films are just one in a series of four
evenings planned, only a series ticket
will be sold, priced at $1. No individ-
ual admissions to performances will
be sold.
The Keystone comedies, which take
their titles from the fact that the
Keystone Kops are the collective he-
roes in the pictures, were the fore-
runners of the slapstick cycle in
moviedom.
Goodfellows -- Monday
Exchange Students
Will Meet Brazilians

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Seniors, Frosh Choose
Class Dance Chairmen

British Drive For Libyan Border

Hubert Weidman and Marvin Bor-
man were chosen chairmen respec-
cively of the Senior Ball and Frosh
Frolic dance committees in yester-
day's election'that saw the flip of a
coin decide the winners for two posi-
ions.
Lady Luck deserted Jack Cory and
Douglas Gould to give Bill Elmer the
third men's Literary College post on
the Senior Ball. George Nadler was
elected with 18 votes, one less than,
the chairman, Weidman, received.
Lee Keller and Helen BohnsaoL
are the women Literary College mem-
bers on the senior dance committee
the latter winning her post whet
the coin turned up "heads."
Inter fraternity
Men Prepare
Holiday Party
Nearly 50 Interfraternity Council
staff members worked until well past
the middle of last night, preparing
packets of refreshments for the 5,000
children expected to attend the Coun-
cil's Christmas Party-curtain raiser
of the Holiday season for Ann Arbor's
school kids--tomorrow afternoon.
When the doors of Hill Auditorium
swing open to the children at 4 p.m.,
students and townspeople alike will
be ready to do their best to provide 90
minutes of fast-moving entertainment
which will be climaxed by distribu-
tion of the sacks containing cookies,
candy, nuts and fruit.
The Varsity Band has arranged a
program of Christmas carols for the
kids, and the University Tumbling
Club's acrobats, under the direction1
of Dr. George May, freshman gymt
director, will put on a show. Charles3
Forbes, '41BAd., a self-tyled "semi-(
professional" magician, will stage a1
special kids' program, and members1
of the IFC staff, costumed as clowns,
will take part in the entertainment.
High points of the entertainment,
however, are expected to be the show-N
ing of a movie program, speciallyr
selected cartoons and comedies, ands
the appearance of Santa Claus. Foot-e
ball Capt. Forest Evashevski, who willY
be Santa, has spent several hoursr
practicing the role.t
Be A Goodfelow .
Our Tommy--s.
He Still Wantsx
A Radio Job
NEW YORK, Dec. 11.-(W)-Tomt
Harmon, Michigan's two-time All-t
America halfback, went into a huddle
with a New York radio executive to-o
day, but Harmon said that the onet
thing they did not discuss was ank
announcing job for him.-
Harmon said that he called onr
Donald Flamm, president of Stationc
WMCA, merely to get advice on at
career from a man whom he admires.
Tommy said that he wouldn't con-a
sider doing any commercial workt
until after his graduation.-
As to playing pro football, he stilla
is undecided. "I'll do it only if what u
I want in radio doesn't work out," hes
said.

Those elected in the Engineering
'College were Fred Dannenfelser with
19 votes, Robert Buritz with 41 votes
and Bill Vollmer with 13. Catherine
McDermott was the choice of the
School of Music with 7 ballots.
In the Frosh Frolic elections Ro-
bert Grunder and James Weinstein
were the men chosen to represent
the Literary College with 42 and 41
Dotes respectively. The women selec-
ed were Elizabeth Bunnel with 30
)allots and Jane Pritchard with 23.
Engineering College students elec-
ed were Bernard Brown with 28
'otes, Charles Neilson with21hand
,uinn Wright with 18.
Three students were declared auto-
matically elected to the senior ball
:ommittee when they encountered
no opposition in yesterday's elec-
ion. They were Paul Rogers of the
College of Architecture, James Lau
f the Forestry School and Herbert
Brogan of the School of Education.
Dorothy Carter was chosen as
Senior Ball Nurs.ing School repre-
sentative in a previous election held
in that school.
Goodfellows - Monday
Human Angle
Makes News,
Editor Asserts
Influence Of Advertisers
On Newspaper Policy
Denied By Fitzgerald
Human interest is what makes
news, Harold A. Fitzgerald, editor of
the Pontiac Daily Press emphasized
yesterday in the second in a series
of lectures sponsored by the Depart-
ment of Journalism. "News is hap-
penings that interest people," Fitz-
gerald declared, "irrespective of its
importance"
Commenting on the question of
whether advertisers control the
news, Fitzgerald stated with empha-
sis, "Never once in my experience has
a single national advertiser ordered,
hinted, suggested or begged that my
newspaper take sides in any elec-
tion." He added that it would do
them no good and they knew it. "Al-
so," he said, "no local advertiser has
suggested anything to me in any elec-
tion."
Pictures are becoming more im-
portant, according to Fitzgerald, who
added that they can only be supple-
mentary, since cut lines are not
enough. Human interest is again a
major feature of the value of pic-
tures, he said. He pointed out that
the winning pictures in the national
photography contest last year were
of an officer stopping 5th ' Avenue
traffic to permit a cat to take its
kittens across the street safely, while
the shot of Schoolboy crossing the
pitching mound in Briggs Stadium.
on his way out of the big leagues
took first prize in the sports division.
In his closing remarks, Fitzger-
ald reminded students of journalism
that quality and character "in
journalistic writing is improving. He
advised people interested in goingt
nto newspaper work to work on their
style, since the days of drab color-
less reporting are gone.

As

Important Italian Base

Falls;

othian AsksFor U.S. Naval Aid

English Envoy Says
Amnerican Action
Will Decide War
Predicts Fierce
German Raids
BALTIMORE, Dec. 11.-(P)-Mak-
ing an implied plea for American
naval assistance in keeping the sup-
ply routes open to the British Isles,
the Marquess of Lothian, British am-
bassador, declared tonight that the
issue of the war "now depends large-
ly on what you decide to do."
"If you back us you will not be
backing a quitter," he asserted, and
"with your help in airplanes, muni-
tions, in ships and on the sea, and in
the field of finance now being dis-
cussed between your treasury and
ours, we are sure of victory."
Lord Lothian made his remarks in
a speech he prepared for delivery to
the American Farm Bureau Federa-
tion here. Because of illness, how-
ever, he was unable to come here to
deliver the' address in person, and he
assigned Neville Butler, counselor of
the British Embassy, to read it for
him.
"It is for you to decide," the Am-
bassador said, "whether it is to your
interest to give us whatever assistance
may be necessary in order to make
certain that Britain shall not fall."
Predicting still greater German at-
tacks on British shipping in the com-
ing months, Lord Lothian declared
the British navy already "is strung
out terribly thin."
"We think that this is a situation
which concerns you almost as much
as it concerns us," he said. "It has
long been clear that your security no
less than ours depends upon our
holding the Atlantic impregnably and
you the Pacific."
Lord Lothian declared that no one
who had seen what "steady and con-
stant bombardment of great cities
from the air means could wish any
friendly country like the United
States of America to undergo any
similar experience."
-Goodfellows - Monday
J-Hop Ticket
Applications
Are Due Today
Blanks Must Be Submitted'
With Identification Card
At Union,_League Desk
All members of the junior class
desiring to purchase tickets for the
J-Hop, which will be held Feb. 14
,and 15 are requested to submit ap-
plications for them sometime be-
tween 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. today
at either the League or Union desks.
Every applicant must be a member
of the Class of '42, it was announced,
and each must bring with him an
identificatied card and a self-ad-
dressed, stamped envelope.
Only one ticket will be allowed to
each junior and no preference will be
given to application which are sub-
mitted early, according to Paul
Sampson, '42, ticket chairman. If
the number of application exceeds
the quota of 1200, refusals will be
made through the lottery system.
Those, who receive applications will
receive either an acceptance or re-
fusal stamp within a week. Those
who receive the acceptances will be
required to purchase tickets when
they go on sale after Christmas va-
cation.

SANTA
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The wrecked French destroyer L'Audacieux is shown as it lay
beached after the battle of Dakar, when the British bombarded the
West African port in September. This picture was made by a Fench
sailor aboard the cruiser Georges Leygues at Dakar.
Nazi Blockade Runner Captured

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1l-(P)-
The German freighter Rhein, which
put out from Tampico, Mexico, Nov.
29 to run the British blockade, was
"intercepted," it was learned from an
informed source tonight, kly a Dutch
warship operating "somewhere-in the
western Atlantic."
Spanish Clu
To Give Movie
Alla En El Rancho Grande'
Will Be Offered Monday
In answer to popular request La
Sociedad Hispanica will bring to the
'Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:15
p.m. Monday, the Mexican movie,
Alla en el Rancho Grande starring
Tito Guizar, of singing fame, and Es-
ther Fernandez, a pretty dark-eyed
heroine.
According to the film, life on the
big rancho runs to song and romance.
Senor Guizar sings a number of
torchy serenades in his Spanish-style
tenor and is assisted musically by
Lorenzo Barcelata.
A sextette of guitar strummers will
do their bit to provide the proper
atmosphere for Tito Guizar, in his
romantic bid for the fair Spanish
senorita's heart.
In the screen play, the Cinderella-
like heroine is rescued from a vicious
guardian by the strong and honest
hero who is the foreman of the ran-
cho.
All seats are reserved and may be
secured by telephoning 6300 at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. The box-I
office will open on December 14.. !

The source who revealed the
Rhein's interception was unable to
say whether it occurred within a day
or two after the ship left port. Fire
was observed on the freighter, he
said, when the Dutch warship closed
in, but he could not say whether the
freighter subsequently sank or was
taken as a prize.
The dash toward a German port
which the Rhein started on Nov. 29
was the freighter's second atttempt
to slip through the British naval
cordon around the western hemis-
phere ports. On Nov. 15 the Rhein,
together with the Idarwald and the
Phrygia, left Tampico to run the
blockade but sighted unidentified
warships a few hours afterwards.
The Rhein and the Idarwald scur-
ried back to Tampico but the Phry-
gia's crew scuttled her in the belief
that the naval units sighted were
enemy craft.
Gargoyle To Tell Howu
To Make, Break Dates
How to make a date and how to
break it will be explained in an article
on "Dates Is Funny Animals," appear-
ing in the December Gargoyle, cam-
pus magazine, on sale today. Star-
dust, that anonymous expert on love
and romance, who described the art
of osculation in last month's Gar-
goyle, is the author.
Soph Cabaret and Union Opera
pictures will be highlighted in the
eight-page photograph section. Sub-
ject of this month's Preposterous Per-
sons is Virginia Lee Hardy, '41, presi-
dent of the League, while Prof. Perci-
val Price, carilloneur, will be feat-
ured in '"These Are The People."

New Gains Reported
By Greek Forces
In Albanian Battle
Rome Admits
Egyptian Loss
(By The Associated Press)
British desert troops fighting to
smash the Italians in North Africa
announced the capture of the import-
ant Italian base at Sidi Barrani,
Egypt, yesterday and pushed a fast
motorized advance guard westward
toward Premier Mussolini's Libyan
domain.
The British communique reporting
the fall of the group of native hovels
which represented the farthest point
of Fascist penetration into Egypt said
a 'large number of troops and three
Italian generals were captured.
This undetermined total thus was
added to the 6,000 Italian troops al-
ready declared captured since the
British began their westward push at
dawn Monday.
Further, British advance forces
lave been reported near Buq Buq, 35
miles west of Sidi farrani, and the
next British objective appeared to be
the Italian base at Salum, on the
Egyptian-Libyan border.
In Albania, the terror of long,
;leaming knives wielded by dark and
'7eckless Crete soldiers added to the
roubles of retreating Itallans and the
3reek high command reported fresh
idvances in every sector.
A spokesman said the Greeks were
,arrying out "important moves which
are now in full development" but
;hey were not explained.
Italy, meanwhile, admitted reverses
iround Sidi Barani but said the Bri-
tish paid dearly in fighting- of "ex-
;eptional violence."
Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, com-
'mander of Italian troops in Egypt,
won Sidi Barrani in September after
aunching a sudden drive across the
lesert. The town, 70 miles from the
Libyan-Egyptian border, became the
iub of Italian preparation for a drive
against Alexandria, Egyptian city
where the British have a huge naval
'ase. and the Suez Canal, prime link
n the British Empire life-line.
But Greece's stand against Italy-
urned into an Italian defeat of ma-
or importance-Bulgaria's failure to
.all into line with Berlin and Rome,
md Turkey's announced determina-
tion to resist with 2,000,000 bayonets
my invasion attempt apparently re-
tarded the Axis moves. And now the
3ritish have given Mussolini more
to think about than a drive to th
Suez.
French Indo China
Batte Is Raging
MANILA, Dec. 11-(')--French
Indo-China, having yielded northern
footholds to Japanese armed forces,
now is fighting to put down native
uprisings which may give Japan an
axcuse to move into the south to
flank British Singapore, a step to-
ward control of the Dutch East In-
dies.
Faced by increased Japanese pres-
sure for economic concessions, at
lesat, and armed conflict with Thai-
tand (Siam) -aside from the serious
native uprisings-only a handful of
French officers and administrators
appear to be holding the colony to-
gether and under the power of the
Vichy government.
This, broadly, was the reliable re-
port as of late November, brought to-
day to Manila by travelers. It did
not pass through the strict censor-
ship which the French have imposed,
apparently in hope of concealing the
situation from Japan, lest it move
her to action.
(Nevertheless, the Japanese seem

to be informed. Domei, Japanese
news agency, said today Major Gen-
eral Raishiro Sumita, head of the
Japanese military mission in Indo-
China, would go shortly to Saigon to
study thes ituation in "the undis-
turbed region.")
Be A Goodfellow
Tau Epsilon Rho To Hold

ured in "These Are The People."

Goodfellow Edition Monday:
Entire Campus Will Participate
In S ixth Good fellow Campaign

Union Opera Wows 'Ei:

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Take A Number' Takes A Bow;
Critic's Plaudits Go To Lewis

By CHESTER BRADLEY
In early December, 1935, campus
leaders inaugurated the Goodfellow
Drive to aid local families in need
and students who required financial
assistance.
Featured by a special Goodfellow
edition of The Daily, the project
was launched by request of Univer-
sity officials and the personnel in
local welfare organizations.
Active in initiating the original
Goodfellow Drive were the leaders
of fraternities, sororities, dormitor-
ies and senior honorary society, The
Daily staff, and the Dean of Stu-
dents, Joseph A. Bursley.
These persons agreed that the
money raised to aid needy students
would be handled through the Dean
of Student's office, and that the

Instantaneous and emphatic was
the response of the campus. The
Daily printed enthusiastic letters of
approval and eulogy from many per-
sons, including President Alexander
G. Ruthven and Regent Junius E.
Beal.
In his letter, Prof. J. P. Dawson
of the Law School pointed out that
"the Family Welfare Bureau exists
for the purpose of organizing the
limited resources available in the
community for the caring of families
still on the margin of subsistence. If
cash gifts to the Family Welfare
Bureau can take the place of enter-
tainment for a few selected children,
there can be no doubt that real
needs will be cared for in a far
more systematic and effective way.
The program of The Daily deserves

By PAUL CHANDLER
If you threw a collegiate kind of
the Brooklyn Dodgers on the stage of
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, gave
them a comedian named Bob Lewis,
and put the whole thing in a musical
background,then maybetthe resem-
blance would be close to "Take A
Number," 1941 Union Opera.
The play was too long, concluded
with a feeble gasp, and suffered a
series of lulls almost as exasperating
as the wait in a dentist's office, but
it brought a lot of laughs. And that's
what Ann Arbor audiences will be
seeking at future performances
Thursday, Friday and Saturday eve-
nings and Saturday afternoon.
The Pie-eyed knave named Lewis
carried the humor of the play in his
own basket. Occasionally other mem-
bers of the cast drew their chuckles,

biologically impossible knee knobs.
and an unattractive foliage of hair.
A- good sun lamp would have. done
wonders for the whole crew-except
Lewis. He wore long pants.
Most of the boys were anxious to
make good, perhaps too anxious. The
result found the cast trying to stuff
their lines down unwilling throats,
and then jumping up and down on
the body's stomach to hasten the
digestion. Parts were overacted.
The plot itself stuck to a fragile
theme of how to put a midwestern uni-
versity on a "mass production basis,"
but that didn't alter the show much.
Many of the actors found the chance
to step out of role and do a song-and-
dance. Even the University Glee
Club was there, rendering songs from
other operas which have been pre-
sented over a 32vear sn of history.v

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