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Summer Playbill To Begin
Rodgers and Hart's musical
comedy with the Grecian touch,
"The Boys from Syracuse," will
open tomorrow, launching the
University of Michigan Players'
Playbill Suramer 1962.
Running through Saturday,
"The Boys from Syracuse" will v .
be presented nightly at 8:00 p.m.
at Tirueblood Aud.

Two dramas, a poetic master-
piece and an opera double-bill will
round out the season's offerings.
Peter Schaffer's award-winning
"Five Finger Exercise" will play
July 11-14, followed by Ugo Betti's
political drama, "Queen and the
Rebels," July 18-21. "Under Milk
Wood," Dylan Thomas' poetic saga
of life in a' small Welsh sea town
appears August 1-4. All perform-
ances will be at 8:00 p.m. in True-
blood Aud. The summer opera, a
double bill of Pergolesi's "La Serva
Padrona" and Puccini's "Gianni
Schiechi," will be presented in Hill
Aud. August 8-10.
Light-Hearted Comedy'
"The Boys from Syracuse" is a
light-hearted a d a p t a t i o n of
Shakespeare's comedy of mistaken,
identity, "The Comedy of Errors,"
which in turn was taken from
Plautus' "The Menaechmi."
"Five Finger Exercise" won
Peter Schaffer the New York Crit-
ics' Circle Award for "Best Foreign
Play of the Year," and over-
whelmed both audiences and crit-
ics when it opened in New York.
A subtle interplay of hidden
emotion and the unveiling of dis-
cord within a "happy" family'

WOES--Adriana (Judy Herrick) sings her woes to Lucinda
(Nancy Abbey) in a scene from the first summer playbill, "The
Boys from Syracuse" which opens tomorrow night in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.

highlight this powerful drama.
When a young German orphan
daughter of a nouveau riche fam-
comes to England to tutor the
ily, he looks forward to being ab-
sorbed into a loving family. But
in his gentle, naive way, the tutor
innocently triggers the selfish pas-
sions in each member of the fam-
ily, that lie just beneath the sur-
face. As he gradually realizes that
the facade of family love is a
sham, each member of the family
reveals himself with terrifying ef-

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Ugo Betti, often regarded as one
of Italy's finest playwrights of
this century, turned to politics in
"Queen and the Rebels." The dra-
ma of a queen assaulted by ideas
and people alien to the form of
government she provides, this play
searches the workings of political
The rebels gradually take over
her country, to rule in the name of
the people. But as the political
struggle progresses, the audience
becomes aware of the wrenching
personal struggle the queen en-
dures as her ideas and her world
For a change of pace, Dylan
Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" will
be presented the following week.
Hailed by critics and audiences
alike, "Under Milk Wood" is a
gently humorous, always loving
look at life in a small isolated
Welsh town.
The concerns, passions, and
daily movements of the people of
Milk Wood are protrayed in flow-
ing verse by one of ourgreatest
modern poets.
Radio Production
Originally written as a radio
production, "Under Milk Wood"
was transformed into an impres-
sionistic stage play in 1953 that
has been charming audiences ever
since. Variously described as a
more universal "Our Town" and a
"dazzling combination of poetic
fireworks and music-hall humor,"
the play will be directed by Clari-
bel Baird.'
University Players will wind up
its summer season with two op-
eras, Pergolesi's "La Serva Pa-
drona" and Puccini's "Gianni
Schicchi." Presented by the Opera
Department, School of Music, the
productions will be directed joint-
ly by Josef Blatt of the Music
School and Jack E. Bender of the
Speech Department. They will be
given on a double bill August 8-10,
atcher asks

Notes Need.
Of Affiliate
To Set .Pace,
"Fraternity men and sorority
women are expected, because of{
selection and high standards, to1
set the pace for the other young
people," the national president of
Lambda Chi Alpha declared Sat-
In addressing an Alpha Gammac
Delta alumnae workshop, Tozier
Brown examined some of thef
challenges and problems facing af-
"I think we should rejoice in1
the fact that we have a continuing
opportunity to prove that a soror-
ity produces better women and a
fraternity builds better men. How
else would we justify our exist-
Maintain Standard
To maintain this standard of'
excellence "in scholarship, leader-
ship, deportment, the social graces
and ultimate leadership," Brown
urged that affiliates strive to re-
tain their ideals, qualitative growth
and reputation.
"A fraternity is not an expedient
thing; it is a vital living force that
is based upon sound ideals," he
said. "Lambda Chi Alpha . .. feels
strongly about its rituals and
teachings-not because they are
secret or old, but because they are
positive and good and represent
what we all aspire to be."
Brown then noted that by 1970
the college population will have
have been double, but predicted
that the number of affiliates will
remain the same, due to the
"small-living" fraternal concept
and the difficulties in beginning
new chapters.
Build Quality
"The obvious answer to me is
building strength in quality, not in
size. All of us must move steadily
towards . . . eliminating the dis-.
tracting elements which tend to
lead men and women away ft'om
the basic seriousness of purpose
for which they are enrolled in
higher education."
He pointed out two Lambda Chi
chapters had been suspended be-
cause the men "were not of qual-
ity and high standards."
Elect McKeachie
Senate Chairman
Prof. Wilbert J. McKeachie, act-
ing chairman of the psychology
department, was recently elected
chairman of the University Sen-
ate. Prof. McKeachie follows Prof.
Charles Sawyer of the history of
art department in his role as

The Regents granted 24 leaves
of absences and off campus as-
signments at its meeting June 15.
Leave, without salary, coveringf
the 1962-63 academic year was
granted to Prof. Alan T. Gaylord
of the English department. He has
been granted a Mellon Fellowship
and plans to spend the period
studying in England.
Portugese Literature1
Prof. Edward Glaser of the Ro-
mance languages department re-i
ceived leave covering the 1962-631
school year. He has been granted{
a Guggenheim Fellowship which
will permit him to continue his
research on 17th century Por-
tugese literature.
Prof. M. Catherine Hinchey of
the zoology department was grant-
ed sick leave from May 3 until
the end of the semester.
Prof. James M. Kister of the
mathematics department received
a leave permitting him to accept
a research position at the Institute
for Advanced Study, Princeton,
N. J.
Visa Leave
Prof. Chung Nim Lee of the
mathematics department received
a leave of absence in order to
remain two years out of the coun-
try, as required, before re-entering
on a permanent visa in the fall
of 1963. (He has been out of the
country on leave during the past
academic year.)
Prof. M. S. Ramanujan of the
mathematics department also re-
ceived one-year leave in order to
fulfill the two prerequisite years
out of the country before receiv-
ing a permanent visa.
Prof. Ronald Rosen of the math-
ematics department was granted a
leave permitting him to accept a
research associateship awarded
him for the coming year by the
Office of Naval Research.
Psychology Training
Leave, without salary, was given
to Prof. George C. Rosenwold of
the psychologyddepartment. He
has been invited for the coming
year to join the staff of the clini-
cal psychology training program
at the Massachusetts Mental
Health Center.
Prof. Bradford Perkins of the
history department was granted
leave without salary for the 1962-
63 academic year. Prof. Perkins,
who was to have begun his ap-
pointment to the department here
next fall, won a Guggenheim Fel-
lowship enabling him to complete

a book on Anglo-American rela-
tions in the early 19th century, his
third book dealing with American
diplomatic history.
Leave, without salary, covering
the 1962-63 academic year was
granted to Prof. R. Martin Stiles
of the chemistry department. He
has received a Guggenheim Fel-
lowship and a grant from the
Sloan Foundation for a yearof
study at the University of Munich.
Auke Tellegen, lecturer in the
psychology department, was grant-
ed leave without salary to study
under a post-doctoral fellowship
for work and training in clinical
psychology at the University Hos-
pital of the University of Min-
Leave, without salary, covering
the 1962-63 academic year, was
granted to Prof. Gerhard L. Wein-
berg, the history department.
Sabbatical leave for the second
semester of 1962-63 was granted
to Prof. Calton F. Wells, of the
English department, who plans re-
search in the British Museum on
the work of Emily Dickinson.
For the second semester of 1962-
63, sabbatical leave was granted
to Pros. Lawrence C. Stuart, of the
zoology department.
Prof. Emmet T. Hooper, of the
zoology department and curator of
mammals in the Museum of Zo-
ology, was assigned to off-campus
duty from June 12 to Sept. 15,
Off Campus Duty
Alexander Smith, of the botany
department and director of the
University Herbarium and curator
of fungi, was assigned to off-cam-
pus duty from June 1 to Sept. 20,
1962, to continue his field work.
Rogers McVaugh,of the botany
department and curator of vas-
cular plants, was assigned to off-
campus duty from Sept. 15 to Nov.
15, 1962, to permit him to continue
field work.
DIAL 8-6416

Prof. Bruce Fralick, chairman
of the Department of Ophthalm-
ology, was granted sick leave from
May 21 to July 21, 1962.
Extend Leave
Extension of leave, without sal-
ary, was granted to Prof. Bernard
Naylor, of the pathology depart-
ment, to cover the period from
July 1 to Dec.e31, 1962.
Leave, without salary, from July
10 through Aug. 9, 1962, was
granted to Prof. James G. Miller,
director of the Mental Health Re-
search -Institute.
Howard D. Leibee, director in
the department of Physical Edu-
cation for Men and lecturer in the
School of Education, was granted
sabbatical leave covering the sec-

For the best



ond semester of 1962-63 to re
two books.
Disability Insurance
Prof. Nathan Sinai, of the p
lic health school, was assignec
off-campus duty for the 196'
Prof. Clarence J. Velz, chair
of the environmentalhealth
partment, was assigned to
campus duty from July 17 to S
14, 1962.
Extension of leave, without
ary, to cover the 1962-63 year
granted to Prof. Wilbur J. Co
of the public health school, to :
mit him to continue as assis
secretary for legislation in the
partment of Health, Educa
and Welfare.

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