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Page Two


Friday, May 23, 1969


'She Stoops' too low



The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre's production
of Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, running
through tomorrow at Lydia Mendelssohn, has
only a few spots of 4elcome relief.
The AACT version of the eighteenth century
classic is tedious, over-voiced, and under-acted
a great deal of the time, although the original
play provides many opportunities for a vigorous
and lively interpretation such as the one done
by the Wayne State University Hilerry Classic
Theatre a few years ago.
The cast did not seem to warm up to the
possibilities of the play until the middle, and
they tired into dullness towards the ending. Most
of the actors appeared exhausted after the two-
and-one-half-hours of shouting and frolicking.
Where the action and gestures required
freeness of motion, the action was often re-
strained. Yetthe reaction of the receiving ac-.
tor, though appropriately exuberant for the
demands of the script, appeared to be over-
reaction in view of the earlier st-ained'gesture.
If the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre wanted to
present a performance in the vein of She Stoops
to Conquer, a better choice would have been
Richard Sheridan's School for Scandal.
Yet it is doubtful AACT could handle it as
well as the APA repertory theatre in New York,
since Sheridan's play relies on its catty wit-
play which depends on the skill with which a
line is delivered and not so much on the buf-
fonery and slapstick antics.
The play was punctuated with the usual staid
jokes and farcical parodies. Many of the humor-
ous lines fell flat because they were bellowed
rather than delivered with subtlety.
Failure to .diversify the deliverance stripped
the dialoge of its effectiveness. Although much
of the action was overburlesqued, the bawdiness
came off chaste and sterile.
Despite: the play's taxing effect, there weI-e
moments of interesting acting. Gilda Radner
was excellent as Kate Hardcastle. She appeared

to be at ease in her role. Miss Radner combined
her lines, gestures and facial expressions in
such a manner to give an effective characteriza-
tion of a conniving yet charming flirt.
Roberta Raider, with her bouncing boobs
reminiscent of jello in a bowl, was hilarious in
the role of Mrs. Hardeastle. Her slapstick antics
heightened the action of the play and served
to renew interest in the plot, although after
awhile her screeching and buffonery died fro'm
Robert Chapel was also excellent as the serv-
ant Diggory. After a point I was looking for-
ward to seeing him, since his presence never
failed to enliven the play,
Beverly Pooley as the blustering Mr. Hard-
castle, and Richard Beebe as the hyperactive
spoiled fat brat, Tony Lumpkin, were adequate.
Elizabeth Jelinek as Constance Neville was
terrible. Her performance was cold; she raced
through her lines without the slightest inflection,
and she looked as if she were in pain through
out the, entire performance. Nothing better can
be said about Michael Firestone's performance
(George Hastings).
The most worthwhile scenes were those be-
tween Miss Radner and Mr. Harris. Their inter-
acting was well timed and appealing.
. I wonder why the AACT chose to perform
She Stoops to Conquer. The play is somewhat
trite, and although it patterns itself after Shake-
speare's Comedy of Errors, needless to say Gold-
smith's play lacks its poetry and sense of
Ist night's performance very much re-
sembled the modern situation comedy. The
chase between Tony Lumpkin and Miss Neville
grew pathetically stale,:and reminded me very
much of the free-for-alls between Rusty and
Linda on Make Room for Daddy.
The evening was not, however, a total loss,
since there was an occasional chortle and guffaw.
It was a nice attempt to do something with a
blah play,

As funky
To the Editor:
I want to thank you for the
review of Mr. Simpson's show
which appeared in yesterday's
Daily. I went tothe show, be-
bause I like to k e ep up with
modern culture. Although I en-
joyed the show, I must admit
that I didn't understand it. Miss
Berkson's review was certainly
very helpful. Her comment about
man realizing the paths of com-
mercialism was especially suc-
cinct; it threw the whole show
into perspective for me.
I just want to thank you for
having made this experience
more worthwhile for me; I wish
you would publish more articles
about art.
-Terry Goldberg, "71
May 17.
To the Editor:
I consider the recent show at
the Editions Gallery an insult,
to l my intelligence. The article
in your paper was even worse.
-John Halbrook, '68
May 17
To the Editor:
Were I the artist whose work
was reviewed in your gaper yes-
terday, I would vacuform the
article and hang it in the gal-
lery where my work was pres-
ently hanging. Miss Berkson's
review is a perfect example of
that part of our society which
Mr. Simpson is putting down,
Substitute academia for religion
and what's the difference? Sub-
stitute the dogma of art histor-
ians for that of the priests and
the difference to the life we lead
is nonexistent.
I don't care if it rains or

as you...
'Long as I've got my plastic
That's as deep as you've got to
go to understand Mr. Simpson's
Miss Berkson waxes philoso-
phical about Mr. Simpson's
work. Like a girl on her first
date, she's trying too hard. If
she could only relax, she'd en-
joy it a lot more. What we all
tend to forget aboutca put-on,
a spoof, or funk - call it what
you, will - is that the line be-
tween the put-on and the put-
ter-upon is very thin; he who
puts-upon enjoys w h a t he is
putting on, or he wouldn't have
put it on in the first place. Mr.
Simpson dons the garbaof Amer-
icana - he puts on everything1
that the average Ypsilantiant
carries around with him every
day; the green grass of home,'
the blue sky above, old Glory
and J. F. K., may he rest in
peace. Throw in the fourth of
July and the church supper for
good measure. If you can intel-
lectualize about that, you've lostt
your sense of humor. All you
have to do is look, laugh and
like it a lot.
Mr. Simpson's stuff is of the
same fabric as rock music. They
both have returned to theirf
roots. If you t h i n k B. Dylan{
doesn't like the Nashville sound,
perhaps you haven't noticed that
J. Cash is on his last album.-
Miss. Berkson gave a prettyi
good factual description of mosti
of the pieces in the s h ow; I
think that the reader should bei
allowed to draw his own con-
clusions. The only thing I want
to say is don't think deep, justi
look hard and it'll come all byt
-Ruth Reichi
May 17
THEREFORE: We consider this stillt
another area where the student is ex-
ploited in Ann Arbor.
MOVE: That Al Warrington and Rog
er Keats are mandated to speak t a
for Harris or members of City council
to plead Student Government's posi-
Approved: WHEREAS: The Alterna-
tive, a student operated co-op coffee
house, which needs a "home" in which
to locate, and has been hasseled around
by the Union Board, et. al.
THEREFORE: We, as the SGC give
our consent and good wishes to Al-
ternative Coffee House, and, Alot them
the space in t h e Student Activities3
Building - first floor corridor student
wing; Inter House Assembly Lounge;
enclosed courtyard between IHA and
Admissions: plus staff lounge in theF
basement, for use in their endeavors.
Placemen t
3200 S.A.B.
Application forms for the next federal
service entrance examination are avail-
able at Career Planning Division, Place-
ment Services. This applic. is due on
June 11 for test on July 19.
Current position openings received by
General Division by mail and phone,
please call 764-7460 for complete infor-
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Continued from Page 1
with County Prosecutor Williamj
Delhey about it.
Ellis said he was certain that
the matter would come up before
the supervisors, who have a long
history of disputes with Harvey,
and that they would study the
Dr. Wheeler also suggested yes-,
{Continued from Page 1
ruling could be made without fur-
ther hearings.
Aer wl aeAnfiin n

terday that the city must find'
some way of dealing with the situ-
ation--not just Wagner's appoint-
ment but the general problem.
"These men have been trans-
ferred from the city police where'
we have some control to a position
where there is no control," he

Harvey hires ex-police officer

Fred Steingold also said that "the
police departnent has taken cor-
rective measures to avoid any rep-
etitions of this type of incident."
Wagner and his attorney waived
a formal hearing and made his
resignation effective as of Tues-
day. Harveysaid yesterday that
,Wagner started working as a

A group of concerned citizens deputy last night.

, -i

'Wednesday night called for civil-
ian review or some other control- C
ling method of city police in the
wake of the HRC incident.
Chauncey was arrested May 9
while testing for discrimination at
the Star Bar, 109 N. Main. Despite
the claims of the bar manager,
Cowley maintains that his evi-
dence has shown that Chauncey
was in no way disorderly prior to
or after his arrest for disorderly

FTC claims,
tob.,aeco ,ads

rifstha t already have been filed conduct. era Trade1Commissionchar
to supply information from both In addition, Cowley says his re- the American Tobacco Co. yester.
sides. port has found evidence of dis- day with misrepresenting the
Ron Riosti, also an attorney for crimination at the bar.- amount of harmful tar in three of
the Tenants' Union, said last "All the witnesses we've spoken its leading brands of cigarettes.
night the first issue that Ager has to have denied that Chauncey The accusation came in a for-
to decide is "whether or not the acted disorderly," said Cowley. But mal complaint only two days after
case can be decided on legal is- 'Cowley added that the HRC has the FTC moved tentatively to re-
sue only,w ithout testimony." not been allowed to hear testi- quire cigarette makers to state in
"It was good that they didn't mony from police witnesses. alluaderingth aket o sing n
get relief today," Riosti comment- mall advertising that smoking'may
ed. "This indicates that no real "We are finally being allowed cause death.
emergency exists for t h e plain- to listen to the police tapes this The latest proceedings, aimed
tiffs weekend, but these will not in- at forcing the company to halt
"Then _ it doesn't seem they clude the ones concerning Wag- the allegedly false advertising,
should get the temporary injunc- ner's version of what went on in named American's Pall Mall Gold
tion at all," he said, "since t h e the interrogation room," Cowley 100s, Pall Mall Menthol 100s and
principle of the injunction is that said. I Lucky Filters cigarettes.
the plaintiffs have immediate There were only two people in While the cigarettes are adver-
need." the room, Chauncey and Wagner, tised as low in tar, the FTC said;
Barense declined to comment on Cowley claimed, with the only the three brands actually contain
the case. testimony coming from people "five times the amount of tar"
When the hearings are h e 1 d who say they heard a noise. found in some other cigarettes
June 6, the first motions, heard sn tested by the commission's smok-
will concern the striking out of ,Chauncey decided at the time of ing machines.


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Summary of action taken by Student ac
Government Council at its neeting May ab
21, 1969. .
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Government Council h a a consistently g
supported the goals of the rent strike,'to
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Council has consistently and repeatedly lu
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onditions of the students of the Uni- relative to and containing the matters
rsity of Micigan, referred to herein and;
RESOLVED: 8. That the Student Government
1. That the Student Government Council will attempt to intervene in
ouncil recignizes the Tenants' Union the pending conspiracy action broughtl
presently constituted and operated by the landlords of the City of Ann
,n; Arbor as party defendants in order to
2. That the Student Government demonstrate its sympathy and support
ouncil approves and affirms the right for the rent strike and the Tenants'!
f tenants to organize to protect their Union and to fully protect the rights
gitimate interests and; and welfare of the students of the Uni-
3. That the Student Government versity of Michigan,
ouncil affirms that the Tenants' Un- Approved: WHEREAS: Thy Ann Arbor
n was democratically formed and op- City Council has voted to continue its
tated and; moratorium on installing new parking
4. That the Student Government meters on the streets surrounding St.
ountil affirms that the rent strike as Joseph's Mercy Hospital; .
resently conceived and operated is a
gitimate and necessary measure to WHEREAS: There is already a dispro-
chieve t h e objectives enumerated portionate number of parking meters in
bove and; the University area, and;
5. That the Student Government WHEREAS: Many of these meters are
ouncil denies that the rent strike and short time meters t h a t are sure to
or Tenants' Union were conceived, or- catch students with more than one class
anized and/or operated in a conspira- without a break, and;
orial manner and; WHEREAS: The city is considering
6. That the Student Government putting still more meters in the Uni-
ouncil affirms that it, by this reso- versity area on South University, Tap-
tion, acknowledges that it does, pan, Monroe, and Church;
hould and will assume and defend the THEREFORE: We, as the Student
osition of the students on rent strike Government Council, wish .to voice our
nd the Tenants' Union and; concern that the students of the Uni-
7. That the Student Government versity of Michigan are being taxed
ouncil, as a consequence of this po- with an unfair percentage of the city's
tion, will issue a public statement parking meters,

technical sections of the original' his arrest not to reveal his identity
complaint. Then Ager will r u 1 e to the police in order to test them.
whether to grant the dismissal or Cowley has backed his decision,
summary judgment motions. saying that the incident indicated
-- '-that some methods ,of police test-
tative for radio time, BA speech/radio/ ing would be useful.
TV, no exper necess. The report by city administra-
CIBA Corporation, Summit, N.J. - tor Guy Larcom and city attorney
Manufacturing Pharmacists, BS, new or .-
Local Company, -- Accountant, BS
and 3 yrs. exper. to run acctg. depts.
for 3 small companies. TONIGHT and SATURDAY
City of Milwaukee, Wis. - Planner,
MS or BA and minii. 1 yr. as Planner.
Personnel Analyst, BA and 5 yrs. Publ.*
health. Laboratory .Aie, bacteriology.
Owens-Corning" Fiberglass, Detroit,
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County of Door, Wisconsin - Depart-
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Local Agency - Social Worker, BA "M
and pref. some exper. in group work. goo
State of Utah, Crisis intervention nurse
specialist, Psychiatric Mental Health ,sce
nursing bckrnd. Liquor Law enforce-".
menit agent, 3 ,years as police officer.
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Commissioner Everette MacIn-
tyre abstained from voting on the
complaint. He said in a statement
he did not participate in the latest
actiois because he felt American
had improved the safety of its
products and should not be "bar-
red from advertising that fact."

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ICHAEL COONEY' is the ultimate
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C. has to be designated as the
t highly acclaimed performer of
weekend."-BROADSIDE (New-
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