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Deadline To Be
December 30
For AII Sales
Bond, Stamp Drive To Begin;
Warsages Sold At Special Booth;
Proceeds To Bomber Scholars
Tickets for "'42 Finale," the Man-
power Corps' huge New Year's Eve
dance at the Intramural Building,
will be on sale after vacation-for
one day only.
Wednesday, December 30, is the
deadline for obtaining "'42 Finale"
tickets which may be bought at the
League, Union and Manpower Corps
Office at 1009 Angell Hall. No tickets
will be sold at the door, declared Bob
Oddy, publicity and tickets chairman
for the dance, "and only 1,500 tickets
have been issued."
Promises Atmospheric Pressure
The dance, which will be held from
9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. will be informal-
both as far a§ dress is concerned and
atmosphere, or rather atmospheric
pressure. It is reported that enough
confetti and streamers have been or-
dered to put quite a strain on the
capacity of the I-M Building. Bill
Sawyer has ordered special instru-
ments for his band loud enough to
be heard over the horns and other
noisemakers which the Manpower
Corps will provide for all merry-
makers.
Only New Year's Eve dance on this
campus to be followed by eight-
o'clock classes, "'42 Finale" will still
have "plenty of holiday spirit-prob-
ably all we can take care of, remarked
a Manpower Corps representative.
Warsages To Be Sold
The dance will launch. a war bond
and stamp drive by selling warsages
at a specially constructed booth at
the I-M Building; and proceeds from
the dance will go to the Bomber-
Scholarship fund.
Identification cards and $2.20 are'
required for a ticket. Identification
cards will not be required for admit-
tance to the dance, thus allowing
students to accompany guests not en-
rolled in the University.
'We'd Like To, But.-..'
American women who wish to vol-
uhteer for seriice inEngland may as
well set their minds at rest, accord-
ing to a statement by attaches of the
British Consulate here.
"Much as Britain would like to
employ the services of these American
women volunteers," it was pointed
out, "the United States State Depart-
ment has rules which make it impos-
sible. In no instance has such a volun-
teer been able to get a visa, so far as
we know here."

Results Listed
For Voluntary
WAA Program
Here are the facts as to the success
of the WAA Voluntary Physical Fit-
ness program, in which 2634 under-
graduate women are expected to par-'
ticipate.
Statistics show that for the week
ending Dec. 5, a total of 1,475 women
took part in the exercises. Out of
that number 468 were sorority wom-
en, 415 league house members and
592 participated in all the dormi-
tories.
The total increased to 1,523 for the
next week ending Dec. 12, but this,
was due entirely to a large increase in
dormitory participation, as both the
sororities and league houses showed
a decrease.
The increase to 859 in the dormi-
tories was due to better organization'
and the division of roll-taking into
floors. Sororities for this second week
slipped to 350, and league houses to
319.
According to Helen Willcox, '44,
chairman of the "Invasion on the
Home Front" chart, the drop was
partially due to the fact that many
houses failed to turn in their reports
on time. She stated that participa-
tion records must be turned in by
Saturday noon at the latest in order
to be recorded for the week on the
progress chart in the League.
Reports for the past week are to
be handed in by athletic managers
and leaders at the next leadership
meeting to be held at 4 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 1, at Barbour Gym.
Coeds At Michigan
State Will Adjust
Studies For War
By The Associated Press
EAST LANSING- Coeds of Michi-
gan State College were asked to ad-
just their college studies to learn
skills which might relieve industrial
manpower shortages.
Dean Lloyd C. Emmons of the lib-
eral arts division said the college was
offering a series of specialized courses
designed to "give women students the
minimum amount of training we
think necessary to prepare them to
fill some of the jobs industry is ask-
ing us to fill."
Typical series were accounting-
office-management-business machine
use, special psychology courses for
personnel managers, and chemistry
for industrial laboratory work.
"We are not asking young women
to change their life plans," he said,
"but to adjust their studies in such a
way that they can fill a place in in-
dustry during the emergency."

Eggnogger's Delight!
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AND GOOD-LOOKING,, TOO!
Experts Choose Gloria Callen
As Outstanding Sportswoman

Newberry Women Give Annual Play

Helen Newberry Residence gave its
traditional Christmas play yesterdayI

Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Francis
Shiel.

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By The Associatted Press
NEW YORK- By an overwhelm-
ing, if sometimes confused vote, Glor-
ia Callen, the record-smashing back-
stroke swimmer from Nyack, N.Y., has
been chosen as the outstanding figure
in women's sports in 1942.
Sports editorsparticipating in the
annual Associated Press poll cast
more than half their ballots for the
Nyack school girl who holds 31 na-
tional swimmingrecords. Sometimes
they stopped after that single vote
and 15 who recorded their choices on
other sports subjects by-passed the
task of selecting the leading sports-
women.
Eleven others failed to name a sec-
ond choice and 25 in all didn't cast
a third-place vote. Several prominent
women athletes who were out of com-
petition this year also were mentioned
in the voting
iPolls 135 Points
Good looking Miss Callen, however,
polled a total of 135 points from 67
sports writers who voted. Of these 38
named her for first place, eight for
second and five for third.
. Pauline Betz, of Los Angeles and
Winter Park, Fla., National women's
tennis champion, took second place
by a nine-point, margin over Betty
Jameson, of San Antonio, Tex., win-
ner of two major golf events in a year
when there was no national chain-
pionship tourney. Miss Betz polled 67
points on the basis of three for first
place, two for second and one for
third as 21 voters made her their
second choice. Miss Jameson, who
drew 13 first-place votes, had a 58-
point total.
Only one other woman athlete even

came close to the three leaders in theI
scoring. Louise Brough, the Beverly
Hills (Calif.) girl who compiled a
brilliant string of tennis victories and
who was runner-up to Miss Betz in
the National championships, polled
26 points.
Alice Marble Mentioned
Two first-place votes apiece went
to Helen Crlenkovich, of San Fran-
cisco, National fancy-diving cham-
pion, and Alice Marble, former ama-
teur and professional tennis star
whose 1942 athletic activities were
limited to her work on the National
physical fitness program.

before an assemblage of guests in- The time - honored play, having
cluding Pres. and Mrs. Alexander been given for 27 years for Newberry
Ruthven, Dean Alice Lloyd, Mrs. women, is a melodrama concerning
Henry Joy, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley Saint George, who killed the dragon.
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Army Finds Place For Recruits
Who Can Neither Read Nor Write
By CHARLOTTE HAAS
Not only is the Army making room for such well-educated men as will
be flocking from our campus in the near future, but it has also found a
place for the illiterates.
Up until recently the many Americans who can neither read nor write
his mother tongue and the "foreign natives" who cannot speak or write
English, were classified as unfit for military duty. Now, however, they are
being given visual classification tests which the Army has designed to
evaluate a man's common sense, rath-
er than his working knowlelge of
ABC's. Moreover, the results of these
tests have proven that such men
make excellent soldiers.
Tests Determine Mentality
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the language pick up military com-
mands and conversational English
within a few weeks; others who speak
English but can neither read nor
write it, and therefore cannot pass
the Army General Classification Test,
often pass this new test and thus find
a valuable place for themselves in
the armed forces.
The purpose of the tests is to ob-
tain the largest proportion of men
possessing sufficient mental ability to
master basic military training, and
so the tests are given in pantomime
or instruction through facial expres-
sion, gesture or signs.
Gestures Used
For instance, one test panel is made
up of four circular objects and a
square. By means of gestures, charts,
pointers and the repetition of a few
key words, it is explained to the men
that they are to cross out the dis-
similar object.
There are 60 panels in all and they
increase in complexity to a point
where it is a sure test of a man's
common sense and ability to think,
even though he cannot readtor write.
The results of these tests have prov-
en that such men can be used to
good advantage in the Army, and
often need little more specific in-
struction than the ordinary recruit.
Wife Is Given Gate
As Man Drives Off
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. -(P)- Po-
lice records explain it this way:
A man rushed into headquarters
and said his wife had been riding
in his truck and she must have fall-
en out-and would the police please
help find her?
The officers learned she'd climbed
out to open a farm gate, and her
husband had driven absent-minded-
ly on without her.
N~%UTS
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LEON HENDERSON tells AP reporter Jack Bell in OPA
headquarters.A

SECRETARY STIMSON tells AP reporter Ed Bomar in the
War Department offices.

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Christmas
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SECRETARY HULL tells AP reporter Wade Werner as
State Department aide looks on.-

DONALD NELSON tells AP reporters Sterling Green, left,
and William Needham.

A London newspaper calls The Associated Press' letter to Joseph Stalin, which
produced one of the most important documents of the war, a stroke of "journalistic
genius."
Henry C. Cassidy, chief of the Moscow bureau of The AP, who wrote the, letter,
would call it just plain reporting--going straight to the source as AP men are trained
to do everywhere.
To get dependable news AP men go to the fop, whether it's in Moscow or Washington,
on important war stories or on the smallest item in the dav's resort. And news sources

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