WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 195U
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
CHILDREN, OLDSTERS GIVE MOST:
Salvation Army Booth Sure Sign of Christmas
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By CRAWFORD YOUNG
The annual appearance of the
familiar red, white, and blue Sal-
vation Army booths on street cor-
ners and accompanying clamor of
the traditional bell are a sure
sign to. Ann Arborites that Santa
isn't far behind.
And the best response to the
tinkling of the bell comes from
small children and elderly folk,
according to Mrs. Alta Miller,
guardian of the post at the corner
of State and North University.
STUDENTS are generally less
responsive to the bell's appeal,
Mrs. Miller said,,although she did
not class them all as "tightwads."
Mrs. Miller is doing the job for
the first time this year. Despite
the discomfort caused by unruly
Ann Arbor weather, she says she
enjoys every minute of it.
Her most rewarding exper-
iences are explaining to inquisi-
tive children why she is ring-
ing the bell. As often as not,
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We also Feature a large selection of
For the younger ones on the list-
Doll B'uggies and a complete line of toys
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the youngsters will fumble in
their pockets for that nickel
mother gave them for an ice
cream cone and drop it in the
Mrs. Miller, who mans her post
from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. every day,
declares that she never grows bor-
ed with her job. She passes the
time chatting with people who
inquire about her work or ob-
serving the reactions of passersby
to the bell's tinkle.
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SHE FEELS that people often
reveal much of their personalityr
by the way they respond to the
bell. Some appear not to notice
the booth, some slink guiltily by
trying not to notice it, others may
hesitate a minute while t*ey
struggle with their conscience. A
few march resolutely up to the
booth and deposit their donations
without even a momentary men-
The money collected at Mrs.
Miller's booth and two others
located on Main St. is used to
bring Christmas cheer to the.
needy families in the Ann Arbor
area, according to Mrs. Oscar
Agre, director of the Christmas
Food will be distributed to ap-
proximately 100 local families
Christmas Day by the Salvation
Army, as well as fuel and cloth-
ing, Mrs. Agre said.
In addition, the Salvation
Army will hold a Christmas
party at a local movie theatre
for 400 or 500 Ann Arbor chil-
dren on Dec. 23.
On Dec. 20, men of Trigon fra-
ternity will man the Salvation
Army kettles, volunteering their
services for a day. Adelia Cheever
house has already devoted a day
to aiding in the Salvation Army
collections, which now total $343.
Lions and Kiwanis Clubs of Ann?
Arbor have also offered their ser-
vices for this cause.
That seems to be the most com-
mon denominator for student-
desired Christmas gifts this year.
A spot survey taken in dorms,
sorority and fraternity houses
shows that prosaic wishes for
sweaters, perfumes, argyle socks,
or sports equipment are far out-
numbered by desires for unusual
and very personal gifts.
AMONG THE most unique re-
quests was one for a horse "to
keep in the stable at home." This
came from Harold Jones, '53,
who lives on a farm in Wyoming.
And Nancy Karnischky, '53,
wants her present early. "I
need money to get home," she
Members of both sexes express-
ed desires to land one of the op-
posite. As one fellow aptly put
it, "Itwant two stockings, already
' well filled."
One unfinicky character said he
would accept anything someone
Fwould give him.
But one student, who strangely
wanted to remain anonymous,
answered the querie on his gift
preference in a completely nega-
tive manner. "I'm too old for
Christmas gifts," he pompously
DENVER -R) - Mrs.Robert
Fitzgerald told police that while
she was cooking -dinner in her
kitchen on South Franklin street,
a nude man ran'in, kissed her and
She said she was too surprised
to move but did note the man was
"clean cut and youthful looking."
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CHRISTMAS APPEAL ANSWERED-A passerby stops to con-
tribute to the Salvation Army's Christmas drive for funds to
brighten the holidays of the needy in Ann Arbor. Mrs. Alta
Miller rings the bell which she hopes will attract other donations.
'U' Museum Staffers Make
HolidaySeason Travel Plans
'U' Museums staff members are!
anticipating a busy holiday sea-
son attending national conven-
tions, according to Geneva I
Smithe, museums secretary.
Among those leaving Ann Ar-
bor to attend the American Asso-
ciation for the Advancement of
Science meeting in Cleveland are
Prof. George M. Ehlers and Prof.
Erwin C. Stumm, both of theI
Museum of Paleontology. They
will deliver a joint paper. Prof.
Norman E. Hartweg of the Muse-
um of Zoology will combine the
AAAS meeting with another at
the same times of the Herpetolo-
gists League. The dates of these
meetings are Dec. 27, 28, and 29.
At the same time Prof. Henry
van der Schalie, of the Museum
of Zoology will attend a gather-
ing in Denver of the members of
the National Phi Sigma Society
of which he is executive secre-
tary. Weather permitting, the
highlight of this trip will be a
tour through the Colorado moun-
But in contrast very little will
be happening at the museums on
campus. In fact, as Miss Smithe
reports, less than usual will be
There are no Friday evening!
programs scheduled for Dec. 22
and Dec. 30. The regular weekly,
programs will be resumed Friday,
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