VVtb rSVA-V, JUL-B 1, 1942
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Vtoc'tory Rhythm Will Highlight
Weekend Dances At League
Combining two dances under the
same title and two nights with the
same theme, is the energy-saving plan
devised by the League social commit-
tee to test the patriotism of both
types of students-it's Victory Week-
end from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday
and Saturday nights in the League
The United Nations Swing (Friday
night) and the Firecracker Fling
(Saturday) not only provide a simple
rhyme but plenty of complicated
rhythm via Gordon Hardy, his piano
and his orchestra. Together they will
be known as Victory Weekend, fur-
ther qualification necessary only to
spare social confusion. Never before
in the history of the League has such
a weekend been attempted but since
everyone and everything else is pub-
licly "all out for victory" just so are
the fertile brains of the council
Special invitation, denoting all
sorts of honor, have been issued
members of the fighting forces-the
NROTC, ROTC-and the Interna-
tional Center whose countries will be
remembered through the use of all
United Nations flags unfurled over
the band stand on Friday night.
One of the many features of Sat-
urday night will be noise-other than
vocal, musical and automatic-furn-
ished by those things you usually get
at Halloween parties, for this pur-
Dodge To Talk
pose-crackers. Each couple will be
presented with one cracker and an
instruction sheet indicating how to
obtain the most possible noise. Be-
cause of the governments adversion
to firecrackers, the never-stumped
League will thus furnish firecrackers
without the fire.
Both dances will enjoy the presence
of 20 hand-picked hostesses guaran-
teed to be good dancers, good mixers,
good conversationalists and different
each night. Those women whose
names are on the official hostess list
to be printed in Friday's Daily are
asked to meet at 8:45 p.m. Friday in
the undergraduate office of the
The dances will be most informal
and any manner and style of dress
will be acceptable. Undergraduates
and graduates in couples or singly as
well as townspeople are urged to at-
tend these dances, the only real)
chance for dancing diversion offered'
Look For NITewt
Members of the geology department
of the University have been search-
ing for a new water supply for the
past wee) at Plymouth, after officials
of that city requested aid in finding
a new source of water to supplement
their present insufficient supply,
Prof. Kenneth K. Landes announced
Professor Landes and Dr. James
Wilson have been using a method
new to this part of the country-a
method called electrical resistivity.
Instead of drilling holes to discover
the presence or absence of water,
currents are passed through elec-
trodes , laced a various distances
from the observer. Areas containing
water show a distinct difference in
resistance from areas containing only
dry sand and shale. At least two
months of observation and searching
will be required before any definite
report can be made, declared Profes-
French Club To Meet
At League Tomorrow
Le Cercle Francais will hold its
first summer meeting at the League
at 8 p.m. tomorrow, with short talks
and group singing highlighting the
Both summer term and summer
session students are invited to attend
the gathering, it was announced by
Prof. Antoine Jobin, in charge of the
Cerele's summer activities. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Coed's To Meet
League Prexy To RevwM
Activities Of Summer,
At First Get-Together
Summer Session and Summer Termi
women will have the opportunity tot
meet members of the League Social
Committee officially from 4 p.m. to
5:30 p.m. today in the Grand Rapidst
Room at the first mass meeting of
Presiding over the meeting will be
Charlotte Thompson, '43, League
president, who will present a brief
sketch of the summer social activi-
ties program, announcing the various
events and those committees that are
responsible for preparations. She
will then introduce the chairmen of
the committees who will give short
talks concerning the duties and re-
sponsibilities of each particular de-
All women interested in extra-cur-
ricular activities are urged to attend
this meeting as it is the one time
when the summer's channels of action
will be explained.
Undergraduate women must obtain
eligibility cards at the Dean's Office
to present when signing up for coin-
mittee work. Actual selection of the
committee participation by the audi-
ence will be done after the meeting.
Anyone not able to attend may con-
tact the particular committee chair-
man by calling the League.
Members of the Summer Session
Social Committee who will be intro-
duced to campus women today are
Lucy Chase Wright, '44, secretary;
Deanna Stover, '43, social committee;
Kay Buzek, '43P, publicity; Helen
Wilcox, '43, WAA; Sue Simm, '43.
judiciary head; Betty Newman, '43,
Assembly president; Barbara de
Fries, 43, Daily Women's Editor; and
Beatrice Bouchard, '44, Joan Clem-
ent. '43, Mary Carlson, '44. and
Frances Ramsdell, '43. assistant social
The Women's Athletic Association
committee will give those who love
sports a chance to work from the in-
side, arranging tournaments and
competitive meets of all sorts. Pub-
licity work involves not only news-
paper stories but posters, handbills,
hostess tags and other things requir-
ing meager art ability.
Anyone interested in acting as a
hostess for Friday and Saturday
night informal dances may sign up
after the meeting.
There will be a meeting of all
house presidents at 5 p.m. today
in the Grand Rapids Room of the
League. Sie Sims, '43, judiciary
head, announced yesterday.
WASHINGTON, June 30,-IP)--
Loss of the great British naval base the fleet might use Port Said, at the Egypt would turn the Mediterranean
at Alexandria. Egypt, would put mouth of the Suez Canal, Haifa in into a virtual Axis lake as well as
Britain's Mediterranean fleet in a Palestine and Beirut in Syria. clear the way for a drive into the+
very, very awkward" position, Ad- His expression of views on the Syrian oil fields. Loss of the Suez
miral Sir Andrew Browne Cunning- Mediterranean situation, made at his as a vital link in Britain's world-
ham gravely conceded here today, first press conference here, coincided circling lifeline has been largely dis-
but would not necessarily mean its with reports from Cairo that Gen- counted due to the rerouting of ship-
immediate withdrawal from the en- eral Erwin Rommel's lightning ad- ping around Africa long since.
tire Middle Eastern war zone. vance along the coast into Egypt Speaking with a precise British ac-
Sir Andrew, new member of the had passed El Daba, only 100 miles cent, Sir Andrew said that despite
Allied high command and former from Alexandria. the Axis advances he did not think
Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, Military observers here have felt British naval forces were being with-
declared that as alternative bases for some time that Axis conquest of drawn from the Mediterranean.
Loss Of British Base In Egypt Would Be Serious, But Not Fatal
To Mediterranean Fleet, Declares Admiral Andrew Cunningham
"The British fleet. at the present
moment, I should say is in no danger
of being cut off," he continued,
"There is risk, of course, but I should
say that danger has already been
It appeared, althoulm Cunningham
did not say so specifically, that any
withdrawal would have to be made
through the Suez Canal to avoid the
stretches of mid-Mediterranean over
which Axis bombers would be able to
attack with destructive effect.
To War Is
"Australia, a Base for Strategy"
will be the subject of a University
lecture by Prof. Stanley D. Dodge
of the geography department at 4:15
p.m. Tuesday in Rackham Amphi-
The military aspects of the geogra-
phy of the continent "down under"
will be analyzed by Professor Dodge.
Its relatioir to the broader aspects
of the gldbal war will be shown.
The effect of an invasion of Aus-
tralia on the Allies will be pointed out
by Professor Dodgein the lecture.
Australian areas of supply will be
The geography of the continent-
its climate, its peoples, it resources
and its industries-will all be dis-
cussed by Professor Dodge. The lec-
ture will be illustrated with slides.
The regular "Weekly Review of
the War" by Prof. Howard M. Ehr-
mann of the history department will
be given at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in
ackham Amphitheatre as a Uni-
H OD EFRONT
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WE ARE RETAILERS FOR VICTORY with you on the warpath-..moving
up to front line positions, atmioing at our country's one-billion dollar quota in the
sale of War Bonds and Stamps for this liberty-loving month of July.
shall not - must not miss! For this war cannot be over until it's wot: and this war
cannot be won until every man and woman and girl in the land is 100%
enrolled as a subscriber to one of the greatest books ever published: the War
Stamp Book- filled again and again, will buy the Bonds that will buy the
tanks, ships, gu-s and planes our me-must have tofight!
If you can't carry
gun-carry a Stamp Book! Every Stamp you buy is equipment and ammunition!
As retailers for Victory, we have appointed every member of this store's staff
as an agent ready to sell War Stamps to you-either as a separate purchase-
or as part of your change every time you buy something--
You-and we-are in the army now: and in the navy and air corps, too!
You-and we are Commnandos now with the power to "hand it out" to every
fascist-mninded aggressor! Let's all fight! Let's do all we can to assure
complete Victory! For whatever some of us may not be able to do-we c
all-everybody-eaery payday-put 10% of our earnings to Buy War' Bonds
and Stamps-beginning right now!
From NOON 'Til 12:15 TODAY
... We're Selling shares of Victory -
NO MERCHANDISE WILL BE SOLD DURING THIS 15-MINUTE PERIOD
ONLY STAMPS AND BONDS TO HELP WIN THIS WAR!
And That's Only the Beginning! From now 'til victory War Savings Bonds
and Stamps are going to be our chief stock in trade ... Do Your Part, take your