T ITI MWCITIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, DUTINMEM 1-4, 1948
. ...... ...m... ...... .. .
TOYS FOR TOTS:
Saint Nick's Workshop
Is Moved to Arm Arbor
Originally, old Saint Nick may have set up headquarters at the
frozen North Pole, but it appears he has migrated to Ann Arbor as a
To his many friends in town he is known simply as Albert Warn-
hoff, but he assumes the role of a benevolent Santa Claus to thou-
sands of sick and underprivileged Michigan youngsters. And no
FOR FORTY LONG YEARS Warnhoff has pursued his favorite
hobby-making wooden toys of all shapes and sizes to gladden the
hearts of deserving children. Now 59 years old, "Santa" claims a total
output of 13,103 playthings, ranging from tiny dining room sets to his
Caii ses Inerease
A record-breaking number ' of
students are expected to receive
diplomas in February, according
to Mrs. Lou Ransom, University
Mrs. Ransom said yesterday
that this February's total of grad-
uates may top last February's all
time mid-year of 1,423 by as much
INCREASED ENROLLMENT of
the first postwar years is still
swelling the ranks of students now
qualifying for degrees, she ex-
To Be Careful
"The best Christmas present of
The Ann Arbor police urge every
Christmas shopper to put this
warning at the top of his shopping
list for an accident-free holiday
* * *
LAST MINUTE shopping, carry-
ing too many packages and other
hurried preparations for a Merry,
Christmas, plus ordinary seasonal
hazards, police say, are too often
the causes of Christmas tragedy.
Seasonal hazards, which cause
December to have the greatest
number of traffic deaths of any
month in the year, include:
1. Reduced visability because
of earlier and longer periods of
2. Inadequate traction for
motor vehicles because of bad
3. More drinking during the
To minimize these hazards, the
police suggest reduced speeds, us-
ing tire chains and keeping wind-
shield wipers, defrosters and lights
in good working condition.
Pedestrians, too, are warned
that drivers cannot see them as
well after dark and in rain or
Vet TV Drive
The drive to raise $700 by
Christmas to buy a television set
for patients at the Veterans Read-
justment Center is making good
progress, according to Art Moskoff
pride and joy, a 2% foot wind-
mill powered by springs from an
By the end of December, 1,103
more ways to make little tykes
smile will have rolled off his
basement assembly line.
"Any hour I'm not working
seems like an unnecessary waste,"
declares Warnhoff. He doesn't
limit his work habits to the holi-
day season either - after New
Year's straight through the next
December, one can find him buried
in avalanches of new toys wait-
ing to be distributed wherever
USING LUMBER from the Fin-
gerle Lumber Company, with
which he is associated, and local
Kiwanis and Lions Club groups,
he turns out his wooden toys and
transports them to various insti-
Among his recipients are "U"
Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital
and the Michigan Children's
Home. He gets his "greatest
satisfaction" upon seeing how
his efforts are welcomed by
young blind, patients and polio
victims. "It does my heart good
to see the way they smile,"
He recalls an incident many
years ago which started him off
on his production of good will. A
sick little girl he knew wanted a
plaything, so Warnhoff, handy
with tools, built her a doll cradle.
When the child recovered, with no
little help from his gift, he de-
cided to use his ability brightening
the lives of others confined to
HUGE BOXES of photographs
and newspaper, clippings fill the
Warnhoff home as a constant re-
minder of his magnanimity and
perseverance. Hundreds of doc-
tors and nurses have commended
him and his projects, asserting
that his toys usually do more good
than medical care.
from all colleges
available till after,
will not be
Diplomas will be awarded in all
14 University colleges, with the
exception of the dental and med-
ical schools, she said.
STUDENTS WILL receive their
diplomas by mail. No graduation
exercises are held in February.
Largest number of students to
receive diplomas last February
were in the Graduate School,
where 405 were awarded de-
More than 350 students in the
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts qualified for degrees,
along with 272 in the engineering
college, and 172 in the business
OTHER GRADUATES were in
the Schools of Law, Dentistry, Ed-
ucation, Forestry, Public Health,
Architecture and Design, Nursing
Before last year's high, the
previous peak in February grad-
uates was the 1947 total of 998.
Upperclassmen and graduate
students who failed to make ap-
plication for J-Hop tickets will
have an opportunity to purchase
them Friday, Jan. 7 before the
all-campus sale of remaining tick-
ets. according to Jack Hayward,
Sales will open to accepted ap-
plication holders Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 5, 6
and 7 in the new Administration
Sophomores and freshmen may
purchase any remaining tickets
Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10 and
11, Hayward added.
And the Rains Came
WASHINGTON, D. C.-Until a
little man upset things, Germany
was the world's leader in the pro-
duction of synthetic nitrogen,
synthetic rubber, aluminum and
magnesium, and was the largest
exporter of chemicals.
It was second as a producer of
iron and steel products.
An Adventure in
M A Y O R-Sir George AyI-
wen, London's new lord mayor,
wears costume of his office at a
procession in his honor.
TELEV IS ION PU PPt - Doris Brown poses with
Jolo, the clown, one of the characters in puppet show which is to
be put on television in serial form at New York studio.
T O W E R I N B E R L I N --This tower in the British sec-
tor of Berlin was used for television during the war. Now visitors
climb to top to view ruins of war through telescopes.
L E A D E R - Dr. Frances
Scott of Northampton, -Mass.,
president of National Federationi
of Business and Professional
Women and a physician for 30
years, poses during N. Y. visit.
S T I L T E D O U T L 0 0 K - Thai, giraffe just arrived at
Rome, Italy o from le a, Afri ca, looks at Roma, 330-pound
elrnrt lawn last AuLust. Luigi Di Fazio, Roma's keeper, holds
fti 7rhd hlottle hie uses to feed the young elephant.
who is directing the campaign. A week ago, crippled young-
Moskoff, director of veterans af- sters in Farmington were as-
fairs for the campus chapter of sured a happier Yuletide when
AVC which is sponsoring the "Santa" poured in their laps
drive, said that individual con- more than 50 rockers, train sets-
tributions have begun to come in.
When individual gifts are added and painted animals.
to the response from local vet- His cellar workshop, though not
erans' organizations, the goal is elaborate, takes up most of Warn-
in sight, Moskoff said. hoff's spare time. However, his
But he urged continued co- wife lends a hand sometimes, and
operation in order to insure that many Ann Arbor Girl Scout
the television can be installed be- groups aid by sewing blankets and
fore Christmas. sheets to fill his cradles.
HitsrbO tinLB s evry
}enr m r "n1dtaknowr
is This is a baby. Fussy about clothes.
Demands frequent change ofj wardrobe. >:..:
Mits bottle daily. But finds life
incomplete. Is just waiting for day when
V"yshe can wear smart "inhatan" shirt
........... .. ...: . +": r...
2 ~ This is a "MAanhattan"? Wythe shirt.
Your day has come to enjoy one.
and stays to keep 'em flat.'
AN APPEAL TO ALLAH - Arabs kneel to pray
after surrender. of MaJdal to Jewish forces. City is an industrial
center of 7,000 on the coast in the Negev area, north of Gaza.
G O V E RN O R - Chester
BowlesVformer O.P.A. Admin-
istrator, is the new Democratic
governor-elect of Connecticut.
ond, Va., News Leader, poses
in study of his home while work- A N C I E N T I T A L i A N B R I D G E- The Ponte Vecchio 401d Bridge) of Florence, Italy,
ing on his 6-volume biography has been flanked by shops of goldsmiths since ancient days. Originally Roman, it was rebuilt in 1345.
of George Washington. First 2 The Germans blew up buildings at both ends during fighting betw4en Italian, and Nazis in 1944.
volumes have, been published. Twice recently tiaffic was stopped several days because of cracks in bridge.
current rate on
Extra earnings on Bonus
DEMOCRAI -Leslie L.
Biffle, Democrat and native of
Boydsville, Ark., may be secre-
tary of new U.S. Senate.
i i/ ,1 iA i s .l . .
511' '7' ii