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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, MAY G, 196

THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, MAY 6, 19C7

FILMS 6
Evening with Marx Brothers
'fers Punny Lines, Funny Bits

Governments Unite,
Seek Problem Solutions

Weidman Deems 'Ivory Tower'
Too Serious for Broadway Hit

By AVIVA KEMPNER
ently a three week revival of
varx Brothers movies wa
d at Manhattan's Gallery of
'n Art. And just last night a
tight stand of one of their
als "The Coconuts," began
nema Guild. Although the
Arbor showing could have
outraced and outsung by
more famous comedies, the
Brothers still evoked much
ter and joy.
conuts" takes place in sunny
.a where Groucho owns a
which is losing him money
rves as a storehouse for his
jokes which are mostly
r. Zeppo is the hotel clerk,
lays such a straight role that
ts lost in the sibling rivalry.
ho stops at nothing to get
Y( including dealing his "on-
ying guest," .Mrs. Potter
garet Dumont) who comes
naive as she sounds.
> this losing establishment
tooting Harpo and confusing
. They match slapstick and
is antics with Groucho's ver-
vit. Harpo eats and steals
ing in sight, especially the
s. His tactics include exe-
g the best key theft in the

history of crooked movies, and
taking the shirt right off the back
of the local police. He honestly
helps, however, in the pursuit of
the Jewel thief who took Mrs.
Potter's diamond necklace.
The worst parts of the movie
and sometimes the funniest are
the musical numbers. The occur-
rence of the chorus lines on the
beach in 1929 bathing suits and
in the hotel as bellboys makes one
realize what is meant by the ex-
pression, "The roaring twenties."
The duet numbers are reminis-
cent of a bad imitation of Nelson
Eddy and Jenatte McDonald.
Originally "Coconuts" was a
successful Broadway show, and
then adopted into this movie. But
no wonder it is "famous for being
the only one that didn't give Irv-
ing Berlin a hit number." As a
matter of fact the best musical
numbers are when Harpo is play-
ing on a clarinet or his name-
sake or going into a short musi-
cal routine with Groucho and
Chico.
Although some of the scenes
contain old hits like the running
around of characters through con-
tinually closing doors, the Marx
Brothers add their own family

flavor and fun. No matter how
familiar the situation, Harpo's
facial expresisons and leg pulling,
Groucho's constant cigar smok-
ing and joke telling, and Chico's
cunning stupidity still make an
evening with the Marx Brothers
a worthwhile and belly aching
experience.

A council for local governments
to confront the civic problems of
Southeast Michigan was formally
organized in Southfield this week.
Known as the Southeast Mich-
igan Council of Governments, its
founding members included repre-
sentatives from 130 units of gov-
ernment which control half the
state's population. The Ann Arbor
City Council decided to join the
group two months ago, when the
foundations for an organizational
meeting held Thursday were laid.

House To Reconsider Action
On New Income Tax Plan

On the basis that many prob-
lems transcend municipal boun-
daries, voluntary membership is
open to county, city, township,
and village governments as well
as school districts. Six counties
are included in the council, from
Port Huron to Ann Arbor and the
Ohio state line. The delegates laid
the groundwork for bringing in
the remainder of an estimated 346
potential members during the next
few months.
Mayor L. Curtis Potter of Royal
Oak, temporary chairman of the
council, explained that its basic
purpose is to do things better at
less expense to the member gov-
ernments. A preamble to the as-
sociation's proposed by-laws states
that "our goal is to retain local
home rule while combining our
total resources for regional chal-
lenges beyond our individual
capabilities."
Councilman Mel Ravitz of De-
troit, chairman of the Wayne
County Board of Supervisors, said
the council shows great promise
in finding solutions to regional
transportation, health, urban re-
newal, and related problems. A
central purchasing and processing
agency is also a possible project.
Under proposed by-laws each
member would be entitled to one
vote in the council's general as-
sembly, its top policy-making
body. However, Macomb and Oak-
land counties and the City of
Detroit would geta second vote
and Wayne County would get a
total of three.

By HELEN JOHNSON 1
"As it stands, I don't think it
would ever get to Broadway," says
Jerome Weidman about the drama
which he has co-authored, "Ivory
Tower."
He and James Yaffa, his fellow
writer, have flown from New York
to Ann Arbor for the final re-
hearsals of their play which pre-
mieres here next Wednesday as
part of the University's Profes-.
sional Theatre Program (PTP). He
explained his statement at a con-
ference held at the Detroit Press
Club yesterday, saying that, "We
couldn't get a commerical the-
atre to do it."
He goes on to speculate that
this is because "Ivory Tower"
deals with a topic which pro-
ducers often deem too "serious"
for the contemporary New York
audiences - who favor musical
comedies - to appreciate. And
backers, he adds, fear to risk again
THE EASTERN MICHIGAN
UNIVERSITY PLAYERS
presents

the financial setbacks they have
suffered in the past few years.
The traditional center of Ameri-
can theatre wouldn't yet want a
play that asks the question:
Should the artist, as a member of
a society in conflict, bceome an
"activist," or should he remain
above it all in an Ivory Tower?
Thus the American Playwrights
Theatre (APT) has subsidized
PTP's production as a pilot pro-

ject, prior to its nationwide pres-
entation next year under a grant
from the National Arts Council to
foster the work of established
authors in the regional theatre.
About 180 directors and critics
from across the country who have
been invited to attend the pre-
miere will then be offered access
to the script in the hope of
eventually encouraging the sale on
Broadway.

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State services would also have
to be held at present levels in the
face of rising costs and lagging
state revenues.
Following the bills defeat in a
House floor vote yesterday, Demo-
cratic Floor Leader Rep. William
Ryan alleged that Gov. Romney
deliberately ordered the bill killed
to shift the consideration to the
Senate, which defeated the bill in
similar form in March.
Further Deliberation
These charges were denied by
House Republican Leader Rep.
William Hampton who indicated
the bill will need a great deal of
further deliberation before it
comes to another vote.
Under House rules, the members
could have reconsidered the
Thursday vote yesterday, but
Ryan and Hampton agreed that
before accord could be reached,
negotiations must be extended.
The measure was returned to a
priority position on the House
Calendar. Taxation bills were not
affected by yesterday's general
bill deadline.
Meanwhile, Gov. Romney said
he was disappointed, but not dis-
couraged, by the bill's defeat.
"There appears to be a genuine
desire on the part of a majority
of the members of the House for
tax reform," he claimed.
His sentiments were echoed by
both House and Senate leaders in
presents
The Marx
Brothers
(Groucho, Chico, Harpo,
Zippo, and Gummo)
in
The Coconuts
Friday and Saturday
7:00 and 9:05 P.M.
ARCH ITECTURE
AUDITORIUM
-n STILL ONLY 50c. -

the Republican camp. "If we could
pick up one Democratic vote in
each area where we have made
concessions," Hampton claimed,
"then I submit we could pass this
package on the spot."
Waldron charged Democrats
with using negotiations on the bill
as an "smokescreen for delay," to
fill its vacancies in the House and
embarrass Romney. "They'll never
get a better bill than they had
today."
Ryan counter-charged that the
Republicans forcing of the vote
was "misdirected strategy," but
predicted that a revenue package
will eventually pass in the House.
To become law, the bills must pass
both House and Senate in similar
form.

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