THE MICHIGN .'AItY
British Paratroopers Train for Shock Troop Attacks
REPRESFNTATIVES TO BE ELECTED:
Engineers Will Sub mit Petitions
for Council Positions Friday
'Night of the Mayas',
Prize Mexican Movie,
To Open Tomorrow
The Art Cinema will present its
second foreign film program, "Night
of the Mayas" (La Noche de los May-
as) at 8:15 p. m. tomorrow through
Saturday in the Lydia Mendelssohn
"Night of the Mayas" which was
awarded the first prize award by the
Motion Picture Academy, of the Mexi-
can government depicts a dramatic
and revealing insjght into the culture
and civilization of an ancient people.
The film 'is a modern drama about
present-day descendants of the primi-
The second group of films in the
"Rise of the American Film" series
will be shown at 7 p. m. and 9 p. m.
Sunday in the Mendelssohn Theatre.
Tickets may be purchased either for
this single performance or for the
Four pictures, produced between
1912 and 1917, will be presented in
this first group. Such actors as Mary
Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, William
S. Hart, Ben Turpin, and Theda Bara
will be featured in these films. The
pictures to be run Sunday are "The
New York Hat," 1912; "The Fugitive,"
1914; "A Fool There Was," 1914 and
"The Clever Dummy," 1917.
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They were covered by the-12th U.S.
Air Force under command of Brig.-
Gen. James Doolittle, hero of, the
Tokyo raid, and by British warships
and naval aircraft.
It was a pincers movement by col-
umns from east and west.
By 7:30 a. m. the western force was
about three miles from the heart of
the city, just west of the naval sta-
tion of Mers El Kebir. At the same
hour the eastern force was seven miles
from the center of Oran and driving
One column from this latter force
was detached to move eastward and
deal with a French counter-attack.
Fighting was reported eastward to
Orleansville, half way to Algiers.
Another Armored Force
Another American armored force
south of the city was on the alert
against counter-action by Vichy re-
The main columns closed in swiftly
in brief but furious fighting, and by
afternoon the city had fallen, with
American occupation of the hill and
fort of Santa Cruz, dominating the
bay. Firing ceased about 3 p. m.
The 12th air force moved into all
four of the air fields around the city.
La Senia, the last field to be taken,
was captured by an armored force af-
ter two days of fighting.
Evidently presaging the early fall of
Casablanca, Communique No. 4 from
Allied headquarters said the resis-
tance of French naval units off that
Moroccan city on the Atlantic coast
had been overcome "to a large de-
Specifically, it was announced, the
new Prench battleship Jean Bart had
been reduced to a flaming hulk, the
entire flotilla of Vichy destroyers and
other light units wiped out and a
French cruiser damaged.
Engineering college freshmen,
sophomores and juniors desiring posi-
tions as class rf presentatives on the
Engineering Council must submit
their petitions before Friday noon,
Bud Burgess, '44E, chairman of elec-
tions, said yesterday.
Demands for Petitions
A total of approximately 20 peti-
tions is expected, he also disclosed.
Each of these must contain 15 signa-
tures of the candidate's classmates,
,in addition to a list of the candidate's
qualifications for office and a list of
proposed activities for the Council
The petitions, Burgess added, must
be handed in to Dean Ivan C. Craw-
ford's office in 225 West Engineering
Building. Failure to do this will mean
that a candidate's name will not be
placed on the ballot. Sample petitions
are to be found on the Engine Council
bulletin board in the West Engineer-
Two representatives will be chosen
from each class, the one receiving the
highest vote serving for the remainder
of his college years and the candi-
Representatives of thirteen student
organizations will meet with six fac-
ulty members at noon today in Room
101 at the Union for a luncheon dis-
cussion on the topic "Why Plan
The forum is part of a program of
discussions of war issues in which the
Office of War Information and other
government services are interested.
The topic is a continuation of the dis-
cussion which Prof. Preston Slosson,
of the history department, and Prof.
Howard McCluskey, of the School of
Education, held before the Post-War
Council on Nov. 3.
Faculty representatives at the
luncheon, besides Professor Slosson
and Professor McCluskey, will include
Prof. Kenneth G. Hance of the speech
department, Prof. James K. Pollock,
of the political science. department,
Prof. Arthur Smithies, of the econo-
mics department, and Dr. Edward
Blakeman, religious counselor.
Student organizations represented
will be the Union, the Michigan
League, The Daily, Inter-Fraternity
Council, Pan - Hellenic, Post - War
Council, Student Senate, Student War
Board, Speakers' Bureau, Student Re-
ligious Association, West Quadrangle,
Hillel Foundation, and the Inter-co-
McCURDY TO SPEAK
J. Lloyd McCurdy will speak to the
members of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers at 7:30 p. m., to-
morrow, 1042 E. Engineering Building.
"Synthetic Rubber" is the topic of his
address. Anyone interested may at-
dates receiving second highest num-
ber of votes serving for one year.
The actual voting will take place
Nov. 17 and 18, Burgess disclosed.
Several petitions are expected this
year, Burgess said, because of the in-
fluence of the Engineering Council.
It's chief purpose, he said, is to act as
a means of collaboration between
classes, engineering societies and the
students as a whole. It annually spon-
sors the engineering ball, banquet,
picnic, several smokers and, lectures.
The council also carries on special
class and school activities such as
editing the freshman "Arch," main-
taining the Honor Council, supervis-
ing class elections, and collecting class
As has been the custom in the engi-
neering college, no campaigning ma-
terial is to be posted by any candidate
during the pre-election period. Bur-
gess emphasized yesterday that any
posters or campaign "propaganda" on
the part of a candidate will disqualify
him from the election.
Another stipulation placed upon
candidates, Burgess said, is that they
must have their pictures taken at 7:15
p. m., Friday, Nov. 13, in the signal
corps room of the West Engineering
Annex. These pictures will then be
posted on the Council's bulletin board
so that the engineer-voters may be-
come acq ainted with the candidates.
Rabbi Fram Will Address
B'nai B'rith Lodge Today
Rabbi Leon Fram of Temple Israel,
Detroit, will deliver an Armistice Day
address at 8:00 p. m. today before the
Ann Arbor B'nai B'rith Lodge at Beth
Rabbi Fram is well known as the
founder of the modern movementfor
adult Jewish education in the Reform
temples of America. He is a member
of the commission on the revision of
the state constitution, national vice-
presidentof the non-sectarian Anti-
Nazi League of America, and( presi-
dent of the Michigan branch of the
Religious Education- Association of
Great Classic and Modern
Writers To BeDiscussed
in First Lane Hall Talk
Mme. Lila Pargment of the Russian
department will speak at 4:15 p, m.
tomorrow at Lane Hall on "Russian
Literature and its Distirnctive Quali-
ties" in the first meeting of a series
on Russia, her people and ethics.
In her talk Madame Pargment will
discuos several Russian writers, point-
ing out what to look for in their
works, and direct the future course of
study. Students are welcome to this
first meeting whether or not they
intend to continue with the course.
Madame Pargment was born and
educated in Russia, lived in France,
and has been teaching at the Univer-
sity for many years. She believes that
the students are generally ignorant
and misinformed about the true na-
ture of the Russian people, and she
emphasizes the importance of such
knowledge among American students
for the promotion of mutual under-
standing and cooperation between the
The study is being sponsored by'the
Invitation To Learning group at Lane
Hall to help meet the need of the
students for a better understanding
of the nations that will play an im-
portant role in the world after the
The source of information will be
the great works of Russian writers,
classic and modern, which will be
read by students and then discussed
at seminars. Among them are Turge-
nev, Tolstoi, D o s t o e v s ki, Gorki,
Checkov, and several contemporary
George Faxon To Present
Second Organ Program
George Faxon, organist and choir-
master of St. Andrew's Church, will
present the second program of the
organ recital series sponsored by the
music school at 4:15 today in Hill
Featured in this concert will be a
group of four selections written by
modern American composers.
The British are coming--British paratroops mak e a mass descent during training somewhere in Eng-
land. They are being formed into an army of shock t roops which will form a basis for the military tactics
to be used in the African campaign.
Phi Lambda Upsilon, chemistry
honorary society, will hold a business'
meeting at 47:30 p. m. tomorrow in
the East Conference Room of the
All members are urged to be pres-
ent, especially those elected to the
society this summer.
The following were initiated into
the society this summer: chemical en-
gineering seniors: Edgar A. Bongort,
Jr., Herman S. Chiu, Herman Dykstra,
Paul:Douglas Hann, William H. Leh-
mann, Donald M. O'Niell, Mark S.
Putnam, Philip E. Sharpe, F. Carter
Taylor, Donald C. West, Jr.
Chemical Engineering Graduates:
Clyde McKinley, Marion M. Semchy-
shen, Cedomir M. Sliepcevich.
Chemistry Seniors: Arthur M. Brie-
che, Michael Kasha, Alfred H. Kut-
schinski, Raymond H. Mattson, Ken-
neth J. Schweitzer.
Chemistry Graduates: Marshall W.
Cronyor, Richard B. Hahn, G. Dana
Johnson, Peter A. S. Smith, Albert E.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry Gradu-
ate: John A. Faust. Biological Chem-
istry Graduates: D. Maxwell Teague,
William J. Wingo.
Pledges for Ann Arbor's sweeping,
$77,500 USO-Community Fund drive'
climbed yesterday to $40,826.18, cam-
paign headquarters reported last
U' Stwdents Invited To Debate
in Itereollegiate adio Contest
University of Michigan students
have been invited to participate in
the National Intercollegiate Radio
Debate contest sponsored annually by
the American Economic Foundation,
it was announced yesterday.
This year's question will be "Should
American Youth Support the Re-es-
tablishment after the War of Com-
petitive Enterprise as Our Dominant
Economic System?" Championship
prizes will include a first prize of a
$1,000 war bond and $250 in cash, and
second prize of a $500 war bond plus
$125 in cash. Eight $50 awards to
first-place participants and eight $25
at MFCC Convention
Herman Epstein, Grad., and Ann
Fagan, '45, were elected president and
vice-president of the Mid-Western
Federation of Campus Cooperatives
Sunday at the MFCC convention.
Epstein, who is a member of the
Rochdale Cooperative House and Miss
Fagan of the Lester Cooperative
House, head the organization's offi-
cers all of whom were chosen frgm
the 4ichigan delegation. Jody Doris,
'43, of the Lester House, was named
secretary and John MacKinnon, '43,
of the Rochdale House was elected
Delegates representing the inter-
cooperative councils and houses of
eight midwestern campuses met dur-
ing the three day session to discuss
the problems facing cooperatives at
the present time. The schools repre-
sented were the /Universities of Min-
nesota, Wisconsin, Chicago, Michigan,
Antioch, Albion, and Michigan State
Colleges. Ann Arbor was chosen as the
site of the spring convention.
awards to second-place participants
will also be given.
On April 18, 1943, the final debate
will be broadcast from New York City
on the "Wake-Up, America" program.
The participating debaters will be
brought to and entertained in New
York at the expense of the Founda-
tion. At this debate the championship
prizes will be awarded.
The Department of Speech is in
charge of the contest here, which will
take place on or about Friday, Janu-
ary 8, 1943. Local competition will
consist of five to seven minute speech-
es accompanied by a manuscript.
Any undergraduate student who is
following a full-time course leading to
a bachelor's degree is eligible to com-
pete. Two speakers will be chosen in
the /local contest to represent the
University, one presenting the affir-
mative viewpoint, the other the nega-
tive. Those selected will submit their
arguments in outline form to the
A bibliography is being prepared
for the convenience of interested stu-
dents, and selected references will be
made available in both the speech
library, 3212 Angell Hall, and the gen-
eral library. Anyone desiring further
information should see Prof. K. G.
Hance, 4202 Angell Hall.
Church To Show Religious,
Film, 'The Power of God'
"The Power of God," a film telling
in story form what Christianity is will
be shown at 8 p. m. Friday in St.
Paul's Lutheran Church.
Taking place in a town called Ellen-
dale, the sound film shows what
Christianity does for the individual,
and what the individual can do with
we I seo
THE MANPOWER CORPS
HAS SHOWN US THAT
THEY'RE IN THE
LET'S SHOW THEM
THAT WE'RE IN
Buy War Bonds
0 r Coratu ations!
T his co-ed is helping to win the'
war by Keping he cals
There's no room for long social conversations on telephone lines today. The
wires have a more important duty to perform;they must carry an ever-
increasing load of vital military and war industry calls. And it's impossible
to expand the telephone system substantially because necessary materials
must go into fighting equipment instead.
By keeping all your telephone conversations brief; by looking up local
numbers in the telephone directory instead of calling Information; and by
To our gallant armed forces
and to the STUDENT MANPOWER CORPS
for their splendid contribution to
our nation's War effort.