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Ardennes Forest Is
Scene of Big Fight
By The Associated Press
SHAEF Paris, Dec. 16.-German
counterattacks were opened today at
a dozen points on the 70-mile First
U.S. Army front between Duren and
Trier, the heaviest fighting occur-
ring in the Ardennes forest.
The counterthrusts were an appar-
ent effort to draw off pressure against
the Duren sector.
Undetermined Extent
Although the full extent of the
assault cannot yet be determined, it
included attacks at widely separated
points including the area of Mon-
schau, the neighborhood of Kre-
winkel, eight miles north of Prum, at
Peterskirche, 14 miles southwest of
Prum, and Echternach, ten miles
northwest of Trier.
The drive was pointed at the Ar-
dennes region or mountain forests
through which the German army
passed in 1940.
The Germans drew an armored
division from another front and
hurled it today at the U.S. Seventh
Army, ivhich poured more troops into
the Reich's palatinate after smashing
the enemy stand in the French fron-
tier city of Lauterbourg.
Artillery Loosed
All along a front of more than 200
miles, where four American armies
have invaded Germany, the enemy
loosed artillery barrages which reach-
ed an intensity of 100 shells an hour
on some U.S. First Army sectors, and
up to 250 an hour on the U.S. Third
Army front in the Saar basin.
Explosions set off by the Germans
to destroy the last bridges across the
Roer River indicated they had given
up hope of holding back the First
Army on the west bank of that
Nazis Counterattack
The Germans counterattacked for
the first time in two weeks against
the U.S. Ninth Army north of Lin-
dern, but were thrown back.
(A German broadcast said the
U.S. Ninth Army had turned on giant
loudspeakers which blared out "ad-
vertising" of an impending offen-
The U.S. Third Army bored 300
yards deeper into the Siegfried Line
in the Western Saarland, and infan-
try crossed the southern border of
the Asin at a new point nine miles
east of Sarreguemines.
-Be a Goodfellow-
WLB 1C-hairman
Hits at Avery
'Under-Paid Workers
Wait for Justice'-DaVis
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16-()-
Chairman William H. Davis of the
War Labor Board said tonight the
"under-paid workers" of Sewell Av-
ery, board chairman of Montgom-
ery Ward, are "still waiting for jus-
tice to be done them."
Davisbsaid Avery "draws a veil"
over the company's "refusal to in-
crease its sub-standard wages" by
"deliberately repeating all of his
familiar misstatements regarding
maintenance of membership."
The WLB chairman said Avery had
published in newspaper advertise-
ments a statement to his employes
." in which he gives the impression
that maintenance of membership is
the only issue involved in the Detroit
Today University Musical So-

ciety presents Handel's
"Messiah" at 3 p. m. in
Hill Auditorium.
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Just One of
Those Things!
Fletcher Henderson, "King of
Arrangers," lost his title A far as
Michigan is concerned when he
failed to appear at the IFC Formal
last night.
Bo Bowman, IFC president said,
"It was just one of those things,"
as a juke box' supplied the music.
Although details were not im-
mediately available last night, it
is expected that some equitable
arrangement will be made with
respect to tickets.
Carol Sing To
Be Held Today
SRA To Sponsor
Annual Song Fest
The annual All-Campus Carol Sing
sponsored by the Student Religious.
Association will take place at 8 p. in.
today on the front steps of the Gen-
eral Library.
Robert Fries, soprano, will be guest
soloist while Nathan Anderson,
'49SM: Donald Schultz, '48M; and
William Penn will play the trumpet,
Prof. David Mattern of the School
of Music announced Friday.
Glee Club -
A chorus from the Men's Glee Club
under the direction of Prof. Mattern
will lead the general group singing.
Informal singing of all the best-
known Christmas carols, "A Little
Town in Bethlehem," "Silent Night"
and "The First Noel" will continue
at Lane Hall after the caroling on the
library steps. Sheets containing the
words will be furnished to those who
have forgotten them.
Hot spied cider and Christmas
cookies served around the Christmas
tree in the Lane Hall lobby will add
to the festivity of the occasion.
If the weather should be prohibit-
ive, the Carol Sing will begin di-
rectly at Lane Hall.
--Be 4 Goodfellow-
Soviets Advance
In Hungary
LONDON, Sunday, Dec. 17-()-
The Red Army salient 100 miles
northeast of Budapest was extended
virtually to the Slovak border at a
new point yesterday while other Rus-
sian tanks and infantry smashed
westward towards Vienna from the
newly-won bridgeheads at Ipolysag
in western Slovakia northwest of the
Hungarian capital.
Moscow's broadcast communique
last night restricted itself to report-
ing gains some 27 to 30 miles north
and northeast of Miskolc, which
is 85 miles northeast of Budapest,
but the Germans announced with-
drawals to new positions north and
west of Ipolysag in the face of con-
tinual Russian assaults.

$1,500 Special Issue Sales Goal
To Benefit Three Organizationis
Tomorrow is your day to be a goodfellow.
A student army, largely made up of co-eds will man posts at key
points on campus and in other main parts of the city from 8 a. m. until
4 p. m., selling special Goodfellow editions of the Daily. Contributions
in any amount will be accepted, with proceeds going to three charitable
organizations. The Family and Children's Service, The Student Goodwill
Fund, and the Textbook Lending Library will benefit from the drive.

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Christmas Get-Together'
Begins Holiday Recess
Old - fashioned, country school
Christmas spirit will be brought to
the University by the all-campus stu-
dent, faculty party to be held at 8
p. m. Thursday in Hill Auditorium.
Members of the Union Executive
Council will sponsor the affair which
is intended to promote student, fac-
ulty friendship and to begin the
vacation period with enthusiasticf
holiday spirit.
Paul John, publicity chairman for
the Christmas Party, urged everyone
on campus to come and help make
the affair a success. "We are hop-
ing the memories of grade school
days will remind everyone of the
pleasures of a Christmas party with
singing and a Santa Claus. This is
the kind of party the Union is going
to sponsor," he said.
The Women's Glee Club, directed
by Miss Marguerite Hood of the
School of Music, will sing Christmas
selections prepared for its appearance
at the USO.
Glee Club
The Glee Club will also lead thej
audience in singing all-time favorite
Christmas carols. According to Jean
Gilman, president, the Glee Club
will be prepared to sing request num-
bers of traditional Michigan songs.
The Navy Choir, directed by Prof.
Leonard Meretta,, of the School of
Music, will also appear on the pro-
gram. Featured soloist of The Choir
is Eugene Malitz, A/S USNR, Eric
Beu, A/S USNR is the accompanist.
The Choir made its first appearance
See PARTY, Page 7
--Be a Goodfellow-
Dean Edmonson
To Broadcast
Dean J. B. Edmonson of the School
of Education, will participate in the
Round Table of the University of
Chicago to be broadcast at 1:30 p.m.
today from the Mitchell Tower Studio{
over the NBC network.
The topic under discussion will be
"Veteran's Education." It is anti-
cipated that the article entitled. "An
Ex-Marine Looks at High School"
which was published in the Dec. 9
issue of the Saturday Evening Post
will come up for discussion.
The other men appearing on the
broadcast will be H. V. Stirling, Re-
habilitation Director of the Veteran
Administration, and Joseph Schwab,
of the University of Chicago Depart-
ment of Education.

> Setting its goal at $1,500, the
Goodfellow committee hopes that the
money gained from the sale of Dailies
will be supplemented by donations
from campus organizations.
The Family and Children's Bureau,
a family counselling agency, is to re-
ceive the bulk of the proceeds from
the drive. A confidential service, the
bureau attempts to help individuals
solve problems arising through either
social or financial difficulties.
Last year a total of 365 Ann Ar-
bor families took advantage of the
Service according to Miss Mary Hes-
ter, executive secretary. Restlessness
and temper tantrums in children, a
wife's frazzled nerves, a family bud-
get which doesn't come out right are
all common enough troubles, but may
develop to a point where they de-
stroy the individual's peace of mind
Instructions for Goodfellow Daily
salesmen and a list of the posts
they are to cover appears on page
and make him inefficient, Miss Hes-
ter stated. The Family and Chil-
dren's Bureau has only two sources
of support, the Community Fund and
student contributions to the Good-
fellow Drive.
'U' Library
The University Textbook Lending
Library, located in the Angell Hall
Study hall, provides books for stu-
dents who would otherwise be un-
able to obtain them. A recommen-
dation from one of the deans or aca-
demic counselors is all that is neces-
sary to enable students to use the
text collection.
-Be a Goodfellow-






Celebes Sea


YANKS INVADE MINDORO-U. S. Sixth Army invasion forces (heavy
arrow) have pushed five miles inland from their beachhead on the
southwest coast of Mindoro, Gen. Douglas MacArthur has announced.
A navy announcement said carrier-based planes (thin arrow) destroy-
ed 224 Jap planes in a two day smash at Luzon, concentrating in the
Manila area. Manila is 75 miles north of Mindoro. Black area is
controlled by U. S. on Leyte and Samar.
Play Production To Present
'Junior Miss' at Romulus Base



Civilian Goods
Production Cost
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16-(/P)-The
War Production Board today threw
its weight into the drive to keep
workers on the munitions lines by
freezing its programs for civilian
goods production at current levels.
The ceiling will stand until further}
notice-which probably means until
German collapse is at hand or immi-
nent-and its designed, an official
announcement said, "to prevent re-
conversion from interfering with pro-
duction for military needs."
The order, a policy guide to the
WPB's staff signed Dec. 7 but only
now made public, blocks earlier plans
for expansion in 1945 in a number of
durable goods programs.
It applies less to clothing, textiles,
and other "soft" goods, and to parts
and raw materials, WPB said, than
to hard goods.
The ruling is expected to exert a
stabilizing influence on manpower
for several reasons.

Fulfilling the request of army au-
thorities, the cast of "Junior Miss"
will present a special performance of
the comedy tomorrow at the Romulus
Air Base.
Transportation to and from the
Base will be provided by the army
which will also serve as host to the
Play Production cast at a dinner at
the Base mess halls.
Play's Cast
Sponsored by the Department of
Speech, the play was given last Wed-
nesday through Saturday at the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theatre. The title
role was played by Ethel Isenberg
with Mae Chosed, Lucille Genuit, Lo-
is Graves, Mary Acton, Orris Mills
and Robert Acton in the other lead-
ing parts.
"Junior Miss," which jumped from
one successful ru nto another, scored
a smash hit in London during the
blitz of 1942-43.
A London newspaper, commenting
one successful run to another, scored
is excellent entertainment, directed
and acted with skill. However well
it is done, it cannot hope to have as
long a run here as in America.
In America
"In America, Judy Graves is an
appealing figure, in whom parents
can see a picture of their own grow-
ing daughters. To English parents,
Judy can have no such appeal since
she is something altogether outside
their experience.
"In England a girl of thirteen is
not encouraged either by her elders
or by her contemporaries to think
herself grown up. Not for another
two years will she find among her
presents, the high-heeled slippers,
silk stockings and cosmetics which

send Miss Graves into such ecsta-
"English parents are breathless see-
ing a child behave with the precocity
astonishing to them and being treat-
ed, with a forebearance still more
---Be a Goodfelow---
Lt.-Gen. Scobie
Rejects EAM
Peace Proposal
ATHENS, Dec. 16-(P--Lt. Gen.
Ronald M. Scobie rejected peace pro-
posals of the EAM (left-wing Na-
tional Liberation Front Party) today
because the Leftists' offer failed to
provide immediate cessation of re-
sistance and fighting continued in
the capital.
A British headquarters statement
said, "GeneralScobie must continue
to insist upon satisfactory fulfill-
ment of this condition."
Scobie, the British Commander in
Greece, has demanded that all ELAS
(fighting branch of the EAM) sup-
porters in Athens and its port, Pi-
raeus, stop fighting against British
and Greek government troops and
surrender their arms.
The tone of his reply to the EAM
peace offer today, however, was re-
garded as hopeful.
The headquarters statement said
Scobie "does not believe there will be
any difficulty in Field Marshal Sir.
Harold Alexander's being able to ini-
tiate necessary steps to bring the
turmoil to an end and restore to all
Greeks, whatever their opinions, the
enjoyment of their democratic liber-

By The Associated Press
open counterattacks at a dozen
points on 70-mile First Army
front. Heavy fighting in Arden-
nes Forest.
take San Jose on Mindoro Island,
moving five miles inland from
salient to Slovak border, while
other tanks and infantry smash
toward Vienna.
4 . 4
QUARTERS, Philippines, Sunday,
Dec. 17-(M)-Yank invaders of Mi
doro on the China sea' side of the
Philippines captured the town of
San Jose, seized "adjacent airfields"
and pushed seven to nine miles in-
land, headquarters reported today
Engineers quickly began getting the
airfields, within easy range of Man-
ila 155 miles to the north, in opers-
tion as the inland-pushing Yanks
still encountered only negligible re-
24 Jap Planes Downed
Twenty-four Japanese planes were
shot down over the beachhead a j
the protecting American warships,
today's communique said..
An enemy destroyer, crippled and
seeking refuge in Pandarochan Bay,
was destroyed by U. S. naval units.
The invaders, put ashore on south-
west Mindoro by a convoy which mov-
ed 600 miles by a circuitous route
from Leyte, advanced on "a broad
Airfields Advantageous
The communique said the seized
airfields were "on excellent sites with
favorable terrain."
On embattled west Leyte, the 77th
Division which captured Ormoc town
a week ago pushed north and seized
the town of Cogon as well as the
road junction to the 'north, thus
securing commanding ground for a
further advance.
Last Stand on Leyte
In the corridor extending north
from the 77th position to the posi-
tions of the 32nd Infantry Division
and the First Cavalry Division
crunching south from Carigara Bay
trapped Japanese are making their
last stand on Leyte.
-Be a Goodfellow-
County Quota.
Topped in Sixth
War Loan Drive
The Sixth War Loan Drive closed
officially yesterday with both the
University and Washtenaw County
over their respective quotas.
Total University sales yesterday
were $103,312, more than $3,000
above quota. County sales were at
$9,121,958-the county quota, $8,164,-
000. Although the County exceeded
the bond quota, E-Bond sales, re-
stricted to individuals, still lagged,
at about 85 per cent toward fulfill-
ment of quota.
Sales made until the end of the
month,Chowever, will be accredited
to the County total, Warren F. Cook,
director of the County drive, said.
Because salesmust clear through the
Detroit branch of the Federal Re-
serve Bank by Dec. 31, Cook added,
all purchases must be completed by
Dec. 26 or- 27 to be added to the
"I feel confident that if people con..1
tinued buying bonds at the pace
they set during the last week and if
solicitors continue selling bonds at
the same rate, there is no question
that we will go over our bond quota,"
Cook said.

The high over-all county total was
reached through large bond sales to
corporations and sales of bonds other
than Series E, he added.
--Be a Goodfellow-s


The 64th annual Christmas per-
formance of Handel's monumental
oratorio, "Messiah," which has be-
come traditional in Ann Arbor, will
be presented by the University Musi-
cal Society at 3 p.m. today in Hill
At frequent intervals, since the







Gean Greenwell, bass, began his
singing career with high school oper-
ettas, and continued as soloist of the
University of Utah Glee Club, with
which he toured the west. He studied
at the Juilliard School of Music in
New York, where he was awarded a
four year's scholarship. He has since
made opera anearances with the

tive of Boston who has studied both
in Europe and in the United States.
In addition to these soloists Frieda
Op't Holt Vogan, instructor in organ
at the University, will assist; and the
University Symphony Orchestra, un-
der the direction of Professor Gilbert

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