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December 16, 1940 - Image 1

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Rain, the bane of all


Fifty Years Of Continuous Publication


Be A Real






British Forces Move Across Libyan Frontier1

English Claim
R.A.F. Downs
F"ascist Bases
Graziani's Troops Retreat
From Border Regions;
Dust Storm Hampers
Offensive .Of Enemy
Italian Submarine
Is Sunk Off Africa
(By The Associated Press)
CAIRO, Dec. 15-The British
forces were reported tonight to have
carried 'their lightning desert offen-
sive over the Egyptian frontier into
"It is well nigh impossible to give
an accurate idea Where the front
line is," a military spokseman said,
"but it can be assumed that some
Britis forces already have crossed the
Bitter winds raised clouds of dust
as the British mobile forces-tanks
and armored cars and trucks car-
rying infantry and machine gun un-
its-battled the remnants of Mar-
shal Rodolfo Graziani's Egyptian
forces in the Salum, Egypt, and Fort
Capuzzo aireas on the border.
Situation 'Satisfactory'
Information from the fighting area
was scarce, but a communique in-
dicated the situation was "satisfac-
The Royal Air Force was still
pounding Italian ~ airdromes and
troops, and a communique said the
RAF shot down 24 Fascist planes
yesterday and destroyed two others
on the ground-the largest number
destroyed in a single day since the
war in Africa began six months ago.
Three British planes were reported
missing, but at least one was believed
safe behind the British lines.
Some Italians were believed hold-
ing out in small forts in the coastal
Protect Supply Bases
The Italians.were making a deter-
mined stand to protect their main
supply bases in Eastern Libya, one of
which is the important port of Bar-
dia, now only 30 miles from the fight-
ing zone.
(The sinking of an Italian sub-

Field Day For Apple-Polishers
Created By Faculty Newsboys

The Goodfellows Will Help Him Too

Whoever has the Bluebook Blues
had better somehow contrive to pass
along the diagonal at high noon to-
day, when the faculty contingent of
the Goodfellow Army takes over the
sale of the Goodfellow Daily.,
Whosoever is determined to in-
sure himself a newhigh in scholastic
records had better planTheStrategy
of Purchase carefully. He can select
either the subtle or the forthright
approach, but it is rumored that a
dollar contribution will be most ef-
In what promises to become a glor-
ified apple polishing session, expec-
tant multitudes of students will form
precise lines of attack at the En-
gineering Arch, and will advance
Mime~ls Picks
Union Oera's
NeXt Chairm11an
James Gormnsen To Head
'42 Production Plans;
Work To Start At Once
The executive committee of Mimes,
campus dramatic society for men, an-
nounced yesterday that James Gorm-
sen, '42, will be next year's chairman
of the Union Opera.
Informed of his appointment on
Saturday night after the last "Take
A tNumbei" performance, in which
he played the featured role of Mrs.
Lancaster, the mother, Gormsen
announced that work would start
immediately on the 1942 production,
and that he hoped that "the next
union opera will be bigger and bet-
ter than this year's-if possible!"
Gormsen, a journalism major, ap-
peared also in last year's revival op-
era "Four Out Of Five." According to
Jack Silcott, Grad, retiring chair-
man, Gormsen is especially fitted
to take over the post because he
comes from a family of Union Opera
enthusiasts. His father played a cho-
rus 'girl' in one of the first Michigan
opera shows and his mother wrote
the music for two more.
W eaverSt resses
Need Of Scholars
In Poltics Today
Stressing the important par t
played by scholars in the formation
of the American government, Prof.
Bennett Weaver of the Englisl de-
partment declared last night that

against the faculty salesmen short-
ly before noon today. The overflow
will begin a counter-attack starting
from Haven Hall and moving past
the Natural Science Building.
Leading those who will don the
Goodfellow bib-and-tucker will be
President Alexander G. Ruthven, who
will hold forth' in the Center of the
diagonal. His lieutenants at other
strategic points on the campus will
include Dean Joseph A. Bursley, Dean
Ivan C. Crawford, Fielding H. Yost
and Prof. Bennett Weaver.
Leaders of the Goodfellow Drive'
last night advised the construction
of bleachers to be set up along the
diagonal to meet the demands of
those who desired to watch the noon
houl show. Financial wiseacres sug-
gested a small bleacher fee as an ef-
festive means of filling the Goodfel-
low coffers.
Feminine members of the Good-
fellow Committee promised to in-
struct applicants in the basic ele-
ments of The Strategy of Purchase
from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the of-
fices of The Daily. Proponents of
the "ingratiating smile" technique
were last night winning out over
the advocates for the "winsome" ap-
proach. The teachers of strategy
guaranteed a minimum 2.9 average
for the semester to all those who
faithfully followed their instructions.

300 Will Canvass
Campus In Sixth
Promiinent Faculty Myembers To Support
''Drive By Aiding Students In Sale
Of SpeCial Goodfellow Issue
A Goodfellow Army of over 300 faculty men and students received its
marching orders at 7:30 a.m. today and fanned out over strategic points on
the campus and the downtown area to begin the sixth annual Gqod-
fellow Drive.
Volunteering their services, the memnbers of the army will range the
streets in an all-day attempt to raise funds to provide year-round aid to
underprivileged students and families of Ann Arbor.
The drive, supported by President Alexander G. Ruthven and backed
by 28 campus leaders, is the, only annual all-campus organized and spon-
sored charity drive administered

The Good fellow Fund is designed to aid needy students through the
office of the Dean of Students and to help indigent families through
the Family Welfare Bureau.

In The Goodfellow Driver's Seat
Following is the list of Goodfellow salesmen, p osts and times.
Gencral instructions for all Goodfellows:
(1) 9ontrary to previous announcements, salesmen scheduled at 7:45 a.m. are to report to the
Student Publications Building at 7:30 a.m. for pap ers, buckets 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, in the League
and on the Union steps are to turn over their materials to faculty salesmen and stand by ready to
take over whenever the faculty wish to leave.
(4) Post shoild not be left until successor app ears; materials may be turned over to him. Last
salesman at each post should turn in his material t o The Daily.

F'aculty Tea
Is Presented
B y West Quad
1,250 Guests Are Shown
Dormitory's Facilities;
Glee ClubSings Carols
More than 1,250 faculty members
were guests at the West Quadrangle
tea yestrday afternoon.
The presidents of the eight houses
in the Quadrangle composed the re-
ceiving line at the main entrance.
Student guides conducted the visi-
tors through the building and
showed them the facilities offered
by the dormitories.
The West Quadrangle Glee Club
of sixty voices, directed by Prof.
David Mattern of the School of Mu-
sic, conductor of the Varsity Men's
Glee Club, sang carols in the main
The Yuletide spirit was present
not only in carols, but also in the
decorations of hemlock and .holly
which adorned the walls. Two large
Christmas trees stood in the main
concourse, and candles helped pro-
vide Christmas atmosphere as well
as illumination.
Spanish Club Plans
To Show Film Today
The box-office at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre is open today and.
Monday for reservations to the real-
honest-to-goodness Spanish movie,
Alla en el Ranoho Grande, which will
be shown at 8:15 today in the Lydia

solely by students.
Laurence Mascott, Goodfellow Ed-
itor, indicated his gratitude for the
"superb assistance The Daily has re-
ceived in this, the sixth annual
Goodfellow Drive." Especially to be
thanked are the groups whose mem-
bers will sell this issue, the faculty-
men who cooperated before the drive
and will assist again today, and the
many townspeople who gave this is-
sue their whole-hearted aid, he said.
Ruthven To Sell Dailies
Continuing the tradihon initiated
two years ago, prominent members
of the faculty such as President
Ruthven, Dean Alien C. Lloyd, Dean
Ivan C. Crawford,° Dean Jeanette.
Perry, Dean Walter B. Rea, and
Fielding H. Yost and many others
will begin at noon today to patrol
various points of the campus to con-
tribute their efforts to the success
of the drive,
The Goodfellow Drive was original-
ly conceived five years ago at a meet-
ing between a group of undergrad-
uate 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 a Michigan tradition.
Characterized as the student body's
most humanitarian project, the
Goodfellow Drive is designed to aid
the needy not only during the Christ-
mas season but throughout the whole
Campus Leaders Listed
Twenty-eight campus leaders con-
stitute this year's executive com-
mittee for the Goodfellow drive.
Serving on the committee are Laur-
ence Mascott, '41, editor of the Good-
fellow edition; Lee Hardy, '41, presi-
dent of the League; Douglas Gould,
'41, president of the Union; Annabel
Van Winkle, '41, president of Pan-
hellenic Association: Patricia Wal-

7 45 Raymond Ingham
Paul Cosper
Lovaine Judson
Mary Lou Ewing
9 00 Arthur Kollin
Bob Getts
Dorothy Davidson
Rosemary Smith
Walt Cowles
10:00 BiIl Rockwell
Dave Margold
Art Lechner
Coyne Osborn
Roy Fairland
Elizabeth Luckhan
Gloria Donen
11:00 Gordon Andrew
Richard Coe '
George Pettersont
Stan Allen

John Stoler
George Petterson
Pat Walpolc
Barbara Fisher
2:00 A. P. Blaustein
Al Porter
Jim Harrison.


Carrie Wismer
Dorothy Lavan
3:00 Dick Shuey
Don Craenmer
Roger Kelly
Norma Malmros
Shirley Todt
4:00 Dick Shuey
Harvey Shulman
Bob Hoffman
Sarah Jeanne Hauke
Eleanor Donahue
Jean Ranahan
7:45 Mercedes Matthews
.iean Davis
9:00 Janet Homer
Margaret Whittemore
10:00 Jean Rendinell
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