THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Rumors of Hitler's
s outside the ... worried to death,
No. 1-pos- TRADITIONAL:
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man" were Given Dec. 17 1
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's proclama- £VOCAe.W
s the Fuehr-
rHimerbut The University Musical Society's;
people "will annual Christmas performance of
- using the Handel's monumental oratoio, "Mes-
siah," will be presented at 3 p. m.
i homeyser- Sunday, Dec. 17 at Hill Auditorium.
fact Himm- The performance of the "Messiah,"
roadcast the has become traditional in, Ann Ar-
terday under bor. The history of the University
o way proof" Musical Society, which was organ-
at Hitler was ized in 1879, has been closely asso-
ciated with the performance of this
Hitler's con- work.
generally re- When the Society organized the
he was last Choral Union chorus, for the first
four doctors season it was known as the Messiah
ster, an out- Club, whose principal purpose was
who treated to sing choruses from that oratorio.
>mmel before The second season, however, it ex-
doctors were tended its repertoire, and also its
Hitler's per- membership to include singers from
; Doctor Za- both the University and the com-
an regularly munity.
d Prof. Suer- This years performance includes
sri and thus the United services of distinguished
Sin only for soloists. Ellen Osborh, young Ameri-
can soprano, who has been heard at
concerts and operas in New York,
will sing the soprano solo parts.
ib Mary Van Kirk will sing contralto,
Hardesty Johnson will be the tenor
and Gean Greenwell will be bass
oday soloist at the performance. The
University Symphony Orchestra un-
will hold its der the direction of Prof. Gilbert
semester at Ross will provide instrumental back-
ague. ground and Frieda Op't Holt Vogan
la, director of will be at the organ.
will discuss The University Choral Union, com-
tion, particu- posed of singers from the University
Bated by the and Ann Arbor, will perform. The
to the Advis- entire ensemble will be led by Har-
ope, stressing din Van Deursen, conductor of the
play in the University Music Society.
pe. Tickets may be purchased in per-
ted, and fol- son or by mail, now, at the offices
neeting there of the University Musical Society,
r which will Charles A. Sink, president, Burton
French songs. Memorial Tower.
Opens Drive for
Goal Is Set at 100
Per Cent Enrollment
A one-week membership drive aim-
ed at 100 percent membership of Jew-
ish students to the B'nai Brith Hillel
Foundation chapter at this Univer-
sity begins today under the direction
of Judy Jacobs, Dave Loetvenberg and
Membership to the Hillel Founda-
tion has been constantly increasing,
approximately 80 percent of the Jew-
ish students on campus joined last
year. This year, membership is ex-
pected to reach a new high, directors
of the drive hinted.
The Hillel Foundation at Michigan
is the first of 118 college chapters to
have bought and paid completely for
their own house, known nationally as
one of the largest and most com-
The Foundation is a functioning
democracy in spirit and practice, all
student activities originating with
and controlled by a 25-member, an-
nually elected, student council. The
student council formulates policies
and translates them itno action
through some 20 committees, each
headed by one or more council mem-
bers and a student director.
In addition to various war activi-
ties, the Foundation sponsorsasuch
varied activities as Friday evening
religious services, holiday services,
dances, such as the popular "Mixer"
which last Saturday drew more than
400 students, cost suppers, bridge
tournaments, study group classes,
newspaper activities, record concerts,
dramatics, forensics and photo-
,A rack, in the foyer contains about
25 nationally distributed magazines
and newspapers that are currently
received by the Foundation.
Progress of the membership drive,
which has been divided into several
sections, will be recorded on a chart
in the Foundation.
The three main divisions of the
drive and their leaders are the soror-
ity, fraternity, league houses division
under Sonya Heller; co-operative
house division under Edythe Levin;
and men's and women's dormitories
under Zena Etkin. Judy Jacobs is
in charge of soliciting for indepen-
dent men and women.
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WHERE ACTION FLARES ON THIRD ARMY FRONT-grows locate American Third Army from the
Berg area south to Migneville. To the north the American First Army made slight gainst west of Vos-
senack. Shaded line is approximate battlefront.
Editor's Note: Contribution to Michigan
Men at War should be sent to The Mili-
tary Desk, The Michigan Daily, Student
For "extraordinary achievement"
during bombing attacks on Nazi war
plants and on military 'targets in
support of Allied ground forces,
Flight Officer Alan Goldman, 21, a
former student at Michigan, has been
awarded the Distinguished Flying
Goldman, navigator on the Eighth
Air Force (England) B-17 Flying
Fortress, "Gremlin's Hideout," al-
ready holds the Aid Medal with three
oak leaf clusters.
Newman Club Elects New Officers
New officers elected by the New
nClub for Catholic students are as Mary Jo Cadarette, secretary; Mary
follows: Bob Stevenson, president; Driver, treasurer and Doris Heidgen,
Ted Emith, men's vice-president; Tom Donnelly and A. H. Vanderhaar
Dottie Uhl, women's vice-president; on the executive committee.
received the Air Medal for "merit-
orious achievement" while partici-
pating in bombing attacks upon
war plants in Germany and upon
Nazi military defense in France,
William M. Spurgeon, who receiv-
ed his Ph. D. in chemistry in 1942,
is now a captain in the South Paci-
fic. A letter recently received from
him tells of passing through a vol-
canic ash storm near one Pacific isle.
Also of the Eighth
Lt. Paul Marince, pilot
of a B-17,
MELODIES LIVE O1N
George Szell S tates Music
Survives in Occupied Countries
Flying Instruction gien in
Piper Cub, Stinson and Waco planes
For Appointment and Trans por tatioh
Contact BOB MAC VICAR
Day, 25-8823 . .. N i te, 2-6301
"Music is one of the few things
that have survived in the Nazi domi-
nated countries," George Szell, guest
conductor of the Cleveland Orches-
tra, stated in an interview after the
concert Sunday night.
The Nazis may have burned the
scores, and killed the musicians, but
To Open Series
PhIilippines Will Be
Topic of First Lecture
Speaking on "Our Relations with
the Philippines," the Hon. Francis B.
Sayre, High Commissioner to the
Philippines at the time of the Jap-
anest invasion, will open the 1944-45
Oratorical Association series at 8:30
Sale of season tickets will close
Thursday and those desiring the
series are urged to obtain tickets-now.
After Thursday only individual tick-
ets will be sold.
The Oratorical Association has a
53 year old history and, series of
previous years give a panoramic view
of American times. Appearing on
the programs have been President
Taft, Emerson, William Jennings
Bryan, and Oliver Wendell Holmes.
The series this year begins with
Sayre's discussion and includes talks
by the Hon. Carl J. Hambro, head of
the Norwegian Parliament and Presi-
dent of the League of Nations Assem-
bly on "How To Win the Peace,"
Nov. 22; Lillian Gish, "From Holly-
wood to Broadway," Nov. 30; Osa
Johnson, "The Solomons" with films,
Dec. 12; Madame Wei, "China After
the War," Jan. 11.
Eliot Janeway, editor of Fortune
magazine, will speak on "New Hori-
zons for Democracy," Jan. 23; Ruth
Draper, "Character Sketches," Feb.
16, and Joe Fisher, "Land of the
Maharajahs" with films March 15.
they have not and never will be able
to kill the love for music in the
hearts of the people, he said.
"Will music be revived in the con-
quered countries? I can only say
that it will be one of the first arts to
be revived. When people are happy,
there is music in their hearts and
they will sing it and listen to it," he
Mr. Szell left Czechoslovakia in
1937 to direct the Scottish Sym-
phony. When he completed his sea-
son in Scotland he went to The
Hague to direct the symphony or-
chestra there. From The Hague he
went on an international tour to
Australia, and the United States. He
was in this country when the war
broke out, and has remained here
He now has his first citizenship
papers, and says, "I can hardly wait
for the day when I will be able to call
myself a citizen of these United
"This is not my first trip to the
United States. I was here in the
early part of 1930 and directed the
St. Louis Symphony,
"The audience tonight was just
marvelous, and I can say the same
for the 'hall. I haven't seen very
much of Ann Arbor itself, but what
I have seen has impressed me very
much. I have enjoyed every minute
of my stay here, and hope that I
can come back again some day," he
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