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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1952

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE THREE

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Attackers of
UNESCO Hit
By Professor
'U' Men Figure
In Organization
A rising drumfire of attack on
the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organiza-
tion has brought a sharp rebuttal
from one of the men most influ-
ential in UNESCO affairs in Mich-
igan, Prof. William Clark Trow, of
the University's School of Educa-
tion.
"Those who attack UNESCO,"
Prof. Trow charged, ."are either
malicious or misinformed."
RECENT campaigns against
UNESCO, highlighted by a spec-
tacular row over teaching about
the United Nations in Los Ange-
les' public schools, have alleged
that the United States National
Commission for UNESCO is at-
tempting to spread the concepts
of an over-all world government
and world citizenship.
Some opponents of UNESCO
have used these allegations as
the basis for charges that
UNESCO is Communist-infil-
trated.
Corroborating Prof. Trow's
statement, the National Comis-
sion has reaffirme dits resolv to
"support a program for education,
of peoples to live as citizens of
sovereign states preserving the
values of diverse cultures and the
rights and responsibilities of na-
tional citizenship."
FAR FROM being Communist-
infiltrated, UNESCO leaders point
to the fact that the Soviet Union
has consistently refused to join
the organization-though 65 na-
tions are now members.
The University has enjoyed
particularly close associations
with UNESCO ever since it was
established. A campus UNESCO
Council has always been active
and University faculty members
have participated in the organ-
ization to great extent.
Newly-elected chairman of the
U. S. National Commission for
UNESCO is former visiting politi-
cal science Prof. Walter Laves,
who is credited with having shar-
pened up the whole UNESCO pro-
gram. Laves was the deputy .dir-
ector-general of the organization
before coming to the University.
And vice-chairman to Laves is
University sociologist Prof. Robert
C. Angell, named by the State De-
partment to the U.S. delegation
attending the seventh UNESCO
conference in Paris.
Other University figures active
in UNESCO and at the conference
are literary college Dean Charles
E. Odegaard, Institute for Social
Research Director Rensis Likert,
and Dean Willard C. Olson and
Prof. Howard Y. McClusky, of the
School of Education.
New Role Seen
For Stevenson

Draft, Deferment,

System

Outlined

A VISIT TO SAINT NICHOLAS
... Ann Arbor style
. * . * * *
Local Store Santa L ooks
Forward to Yuletide Job

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By DIANE DECKER
The Christmas season started
Dec. 1 for Rha Arnold, alias Santa
Claus.
At that time, "Santa" bade his
reindeer and the North Pole fare-
well, and climbed into a chair at
a local department store, where
between 50 and 100 children visit
him every afternoon.
The jolly gentleman's day does
not always end in the afternoon,'
Safety Council
Lists Roundup
Of Accidents
(Continued from Page 2)
rowhead when he slipped. He fell
200 feet virtually straight down,
landed on a nearly vextical rock-
slide, rolled and tumbled down the
slide for 1,000 feet, then took
another long drop and roll before
reaching the foot of the cliff. He
didn't break a bone. A real hardy
kid.
"Here's a tip for aggressive
automobiles: when you hit Joe
Strauss' car, duck! For it hits
right back. The Strauss car was
struck as it made a left turn in
Indianapolis. It rolled with the
punch into the pathof another
car. This second impact sent
the Strauss car around in a. full
circle, and it crashed resound-
ingly into the rear of the auto
which had struck it in the first
place.
A cheering note in the gener-
ally grim traffic situation is a no-
ticeable trend toward hardier pe-
destrians. In Portland, Ore., a
sturdy jaywalker dashed through
a busy intersection against a red
light, smashed into a car driven
by Kenneth E. Phillips, demolish-
ing the radio antenna, and kept
right on going-a hit-skip pedes-
trian! And in Atlantic City, 240-
pound Dominick Ianscoli merely
laughed when an auto struck him,
shook hands cordially with the
driver and helped him push the
car to a garage where a mechanic
estimated it would cost $300 to fix
up the bashed-in radiator..

for he is often loaned out to church
groups for evening parties. But
with his day of spreading Christ-
mas over, he goes home to a wife
and three children of his own.
HOW DOES one get to be a
Santa Claus? a<
Arnold fell naturally into the
role. Most of his life was spent in
YMCA work and in teaching. Dur-
ing the "off-season," he is em-
ployed.by the store but he looks
forward to his Yule-tide job be-
cause "I miss kids. I like to be
with them."
"It's really a thrill to have
them come up to you and open
their eyes," he continued.
Arnold maintains that whatever
the state of the world, children to-
day are much as they were 20
years ago, at least in their choice
of Christmas presents. Dolls still
top the list for little girls, boys
want trains and cowboy outfits-
with two guns.
HOWEVER, "SANTA" Arnold
never promises his youthful vis-
itors anything, unless their par-
ents are on hand to nod a "yes."
Sometimes, he revealed parents
persuade him to tie .a string to a
gift, such as, "if you clean up your
plate every night" or "if you keep
your room neat and tidy."
Some children, as young as
five years old, "generally their
folks are University people," he
said, denounce him as a fake.
"The only time it really bothers
me," Arnold explained, "is when
the parents haven't told them the
real meaning of Christmas. Some
children don't even know what
they're celebrating."
Although Arnold has a virtual
monopoly of the Santa role at
present, he will have some com-
petition on Saturday (Dec. 13)
when the Junior Chamber of Com-
merce will fly its version of the
Christmas spirit directly from the
Pole to Ann Arbor, where he will
participate in a parade and play
host to local children at a party.
Wolverine Club
Cleared ofCharge
Taxi-owner Roy Milligan was in
the wrong in attempting to pre-
vent Wolverine Club buses from
taking students to and from Wil-
low Run Airport, according to a
decision announced by Bud Char-
lip, Spec., of the Wolverine Club.
This conclusion was reached at
a meeting attended by Mr. MiIH-
gan and representatives of the
Greyhound Company, which rent-
ed the buses to the club.
Neither the Wolverine Club nor
the Greyhound company will press
charges.
Charlip also announced that the
Wolverine Club is going ahead
with its plans for Christmas bus
service to the airport.
Read and Use
Daily Classifieds

ROTC Open to College Students;
Graduates Face Four Alternatives
By JERRY HELMAN
With the world situation in its present turbulent state, men en-
rolled in colleges as full time students and not in the ROTC exist in
a limbo-out of the Army for the time being, but subject to the draft
at any time.
Students can get a deferment while in college in several ways.
They can joint the Reserve Officers Training Corp of any branch
of the service. This will permit a deferment until graduation, after
which a commission and a twa year stint in the armed services is
usually awarded.
* * * *
DURING HIS STAY in college, the ROTC student is given train-
ing in any division of the armed service he wishes. Following active
duty, he becomes a member of the active reserves for six years.
Non-ROTC students can gain deferments till the end of
the academic year or until receipt of their diploma, on the basis
of class standing or College Qualification Test grades.
However, deferment on .this basis is at the discretion of the local
draft board. Although appeal to the State board is possible and
in most cases advisable, local boards can brush aside grades and test
scores in order to meet their quota.
UNCERTAINTY as to the future applies to an even greater
degree in the case of seniors, who after graduation face the alter-
natives of waiting for Selective Service to come up with their number,j
enlisting, finding an essential job or being declared 4-F.
A volunteer has the distinct advantage of being able to choose
what type of specialized training he wants to take up and, with few
exceptions, he gets what he wants. In addition, many colleges recog-
nize and give credit for certain courses which are offered by the
armed services.;
* * *, *
ON THE OTHER HAND, the student who is drafted is allowed;
to indicate preference and, after classification according to profes-
sional and academic background, is placed in work for which the
Army thinks he is best suited.
There are few other differences between enlistment and the
draft. Enlistment terms are for three years and up, while
Selective Service is two years (subject to revision without notice
at any time by Congress).
Also, after discharge, the volunteer serves six years in the "stand-
by" reserves, which is called to action only after the "ready" re-
serves, in which the discharged draftee goes for six years, have been
mobilized.
* * * *
IN OTHER RESPECTS, there is no difference between the man
whois drafted or enlists.
Deferment on the basis of an essential job is only temporary.
Essential jobs fall into the general category of research and develop-
ment.
Mistletoe at Yule Holiday
Goes Back. to Celts' Rites

BUY ME THAT-It's Christmas again, and the voice of the
child is heard in the land.
TO DON RED SUIT:
Ann Arbor Santa Claus
Finishes. 22,000th Toy

David Gives
Discussion
On Oratorio
In conjunction with the Wo-
men's Glee Club annual Christmas
concert tomorrow night, Prof.
Hans David of the School of Mu-
sic lectured on the subject "Hein-
rich Schutz and his Christmas
Oratorio" yesterday.
Offering some background on
the life of Schutz, Prof. David told
of the composer's boyhood and
training as a lawyer. "Probably no
other first rate musician fought so
hard to keep from becoming one,"
he said.
When Schutz finally decided
to make music his life work, he
began studying with Gabrielli
and eventually became head of
the chapel at Dresden where he
remained for fifty years.
His famous \ oratorio, "The
Christmas Story" which will be
performed by the Women's Glee
Club at -8:30 p.m. Thursday in Hill
Aud. is taken from the biblical
texts of Matthew and Luke, be-
ginning with the announcement
of the taxation and ending with
the flight to Egypt. It begins with.
an introduction of explanation
and ends with a conclusion of
thanksgiving sung by two choirs.
To illustrate the basic concepts
of solo style elements making up
the majority of movements bf the
Christmas oratorio, Prof. David
played several selections of rec-
ords.

By HELENE SIMON
Most American children think
of Santa Claus as a plump and
white-bearded old man in a- red
suit; but to thousands of sick,
handicapped and homeless Michi-
gan children he is a slight wiry
spectacled individual.
For 48 years Albert Warnhoff
has been devoting his after work
hours to making toys for bed-rid-
den, blind and orphaned child-
ren, but this is the first time he
will be appearing to them in a
Santa Claus suit.
THIS CHRISTMAS will bring
the number of free toys Ann Ar-
bor's Santa has designed and built
to 22,000. "My toymaking has
brought me more pleasure than
money could buy," Warnhoff
says.
Warnhoff's basement work-
shop is crammed with rows of
wooden cradles, dogs, cats, boats
and doll furniture.
Warnhoff's avocation as a toy-
maker began when he was 16 years
old. "One of the neighbor's little'
girls was sick with diptheria so I
made her a cradle and a doll to
cheer her up. It made her so hap-
py that the doctor told me I should
keep on with my good work," he
said.
Although most people will sit
back and relax after the rush of
the holiday season, Warnhoff im-

mediately will begin making toys
for next Christmas. "I get too
lonely looking at those empty
shelves in my basement," he said.

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13 SHOPPING DAYS
UNTIL CHRISTMAS

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THIS IS THE SEASON of increased shopping, hurried
Christmas preparations, and happy times. Every-
one's time is filled with many activities.
However, you still have enough time to visit our
Employment Office to inquire about the positions we
have for qualified young women. Celebrate Christ-
mas by applying for on interesting and worthwhile
job.
Michigan Bell Telephone Co.
323 East Washington

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a national magauirie regularly,
much like what was done by
William Jennings Bryan after
his defeat at the turn of the cen-
tury.
Prof. Slosson also thought there
was the possibility that Steven-
son might run for a senatorial post
in Illinois so as to be in a firmer
position to secure the Democratic
nomination in 1956.
* . *
ALTHOUGH most observers be-
lieve that it is too early to specu-
late on the beginning of a new era
in the American ' party system,
several University experts feel that
formation of a strong "opposition"
party might conceivably pattern
itself after the British party struc-
ture.
.r"As the policy of the new
House and Senate develops,"
said Prof. Eldersveld, "the Dem-
ocratic party will need unified
leadership.
Prof. Eldersveld believed that
the Democrats should establish a
definite program during the Re-
publican administration and act
in an intelligent and responsible
manner.

THINGS looked a little rugged
for Air Force Capt. Fred C. Seals
of Dallas, Tex., when he fell out
the wide-open door of a mile-high
C-46 cargo plane as the plane
lurched violently in bad weather
while dropping supplies to G. I.'s
in Korea. But just as he struggled
desperately to pull the ripcord of
his parachute, the plane hit an air,
pocket, -dipped sharply downward
and scooped the plunging airman
neatly back aboard through the
same door he had used as an exit.
Also surprised and grateful
was Flier Joe Wardle of Salt
Lake City, Utah, at the way his
forced landing turned out. Head-
ing for an open highway and an
emergency landing when his
single engine died, Wardle pull-
ed up the nose of his small plane
preparatory to touching ground.
He felt the wheels hit and sat
there waiting for the plane to stop
rolling. Instead, it continued brisk-
ly down the road. Perplexed, he
peeked out and was understandab-
ly astonished to discover the plane
had landed astride a moving auto.
The driver of the car was sur-
prised too. Nobody was hurt, lit-
tle damage done.

By JANET FORD
When a fellow and his girl stop
under a sprig of mistletoe at
Christmas time they seldom think
of the plant's historical or .relig-
ious significance.
The practice of hanging mistle-
toe from doorways during the hol-
idays is an old Celtic custom. It
was used in religious ceremonies
as far back as the pre-Christian
era.
* * *
LEGEND has it that on Dec. 22
the Druid priests would trudge off
to their oak grove retreats to
gather the sacred mistletoe there.
The chief Druid would hack
it down with a golden sickle
while two white oxen were sac-
rificed. The society used the
boughs for decorations in cele-
brating the beginning of winter.
Local Druids are less reverent
with their use of mistletoe. Dick
Demmer, '53, a member of the
senior men's honorary society
says, "It's the berries!"
* *: *
THE MODERN Yuletide custom
of kissing under a sprig of mistle-
toe probably has its origin in an
old Teutonic legend.
Balder, the handsome god of
light and peace is slain by a dart
of mistletoe--the only thing that
could harm him.
When he is restored to life, the
mistletoe is given to the goddess of
Love and everyone who passes -un-
der it receives a kiss to show that
it is anemblem of love and not
of death.
Early American Indians knew of
the species of mistletoe which

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Skates
Sunbeam Shavers
Flashlights
Pocket Knives
Coffee Makers
Waffle Moulds
Toasters
Deep Fryers
Dishes and Glassware
Paints
Oils
General Hardware

.Christmas
Gift Suggesttlos
Sheaffer fountain pens
and pencils
Gilbert and Schrafts candy
in. Christmas wrappings
Perfumes Both Powders
and Toilet Waters
Pipes-Tobaccos-Cigars
and Cigarettes
Magazine Subscriptions
SWIFT'S DRUG STORE
340 S. State Street . .. Phone 2-0534

grows in the southern part of the
United States.
But they didn't kiss under it,
they chewed it to relieve tooth-
ache.

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