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By MAJORIE BRAHMS

Director Robert Maitland and
designer Charles Hoefler, both
University graduates who, became
interested in the theatre while
students, have returned to Ann
Arbor to head the production
staff of the 27th annual Ann
Arbor Drama Season.
Last summer Maitland and
Hoefler collaborated on designing
and staging an off-Broadway re-
vue "The Prickley Pair," with
Marian Mercer and R. G. Brown,
also University almuni who will
be returning to work in the Drama
Season.
Hoelfer, discussing a view held
by Drama Season producer Ted
Heusel, said Ann Arbor audiences
should be made aware of former
Univei'sity students who went to
Broadway and became successful.
This year, along with Maitland
and Hoefler, six University alumni
will be returning: Marian Mercer,
R. G. Brown, Howard Green,
Beverly Owen, James E. Broad-
head and Robert Armstrong.
Studied Painting
Maitland,'55A&D, studied paint-
ing and sculpture while a student.
Deciding to try his hand at de-
signing play sets, he worked in
the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre with
Heusel, who was directing at that
time.

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"The more I designed the more
I realized I wanted to direct,"
Maitland commented. In New York
he gradually shifted to directing.
His work included productions
ranging from studio presentations
of Williams Butler Yeats' poetic
plays to productions of the musical
comedies "Fanny" and "Okla-
homa."
"I have produced also but I
have no real interest in it because
of the financial problems," Mait-
land noted. As a producer he pre-
sented Franchot Tone in a staged
reading of Luigi Pirandello's
"Naked."
Hoefler spent five years after
his graduation at Tobins Lake
Studios as assistant to Robert E.
Mellencamp, designer of industrial
and legitimate stage productions
and for many years designer of the
Drama Season.
Opened Own Studio
After a European trip, Hoefler
went to New York and opened his
own studio, where he does indus-
trial and off-Broadway designing
and plans to do Broadway work.
At present he is designing a
touring show of "The Music Man"
and, as his biggest project, is re-
designing "Little Mary Sunshine"
for. presentation by the Drama
Season this year. In the planning

stages is arproject for the 1964
World's Fair.
An important issue to Hoefier is
the supposed conflict between the
Professional Theatre Program to
begin next fall and the Drama
Season.
"I do not feel the PTP will
effect the Drama Season-if any-
thing it will help it. There is no
such a thing as competition in
the theatre. The more there is,
the more demand there will be."
Hoefler believes the "decentral-
ization of the theatre away from
Broadway is a healthy thing for
the art."
Drama Season 'Unique'
Both Maitland and Hoefler
commented on the "unique" na-
ture of the Drama Season. Mait-
land said he would like to return
to Ann Arbor in the future and
next year would like to use more
students and local talent.
"This is a good opportunity for
students. They;can get more val-
uable experience through work-
ing on professional productions
than in the classrooms or on
University productions.
"In New York, Ann Arbor is
looked upon as a magnificent
experience and as prestige the-
atre," Hoelfer sAid. Such stars as
Helen Hayes and Katherine Cor-
nell will work here for considerably
less Mnoney just for the opportun-
ity to perform in Ann Arbor.
New Opportunities
Hoefler noted that performers
can do work in Ann Arbor that
they could not do elsewhere. Helen
Hayes, for example, did "Gentle-
men, the Queen," a production
consisting of scenes with charac-
terization of Katherine the Great,
Lady MacBeth, Mary, Queen of
Scots and-Queen Victoria.
The Drama Season is the ear-
liest stock theatre company in the
country, Maitland said. This is an
advantage because actors can play
Ann Arbor and then go to other
jobs. "We close when fifty per
cent of the other summer theatres
open," he noted.

The Michigan Stage Band and
the Bob James Trio, recent win-
ners of the Notre Dame College
Jazz Festival for the second year,
will present a jazz concert at 8:00
p.m. today in the Michigan Union
Ballroom.
Kappa Kappa Psi, band honor-
ary, is sponsoring the concert to
raise money to commission an
original composition for the Mich-
igan Symphonic Band.
The Stage Band, recently formed
from musicians in Music School,
will play modern jazz and will be
accompanied by vocalist Cora Ri-
dall, '65M.
Concert...
The University Symphony Or-
chestra and the University Choir
will present a concert at 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Hill Aud.

Citizens Ask City Council
To Ban Discrimination

-Daily-Jerome Starr
TREE LIFT-"Burnam Woods comes to Dunsinaine." A helicopter
flew several trees from the top level of the Maynard Street parking
structure to the roof-garden of the nearly completed Maynard
House yesterday. Crowds gathered to watch the helicopter hoist
trees bagged in burlap up the 10 stories.
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Seventy-four Ann Arbor resi-
dents, including Secretary 'of De-
fense Robert McNamara and for-
ner mayor Prof. Samuel Elders-
veld of "the political science de-
partment signed a letter to the
Ann Arbor City Council urging en-
actment of an anti-discrimination
in housing ordinance.
"The fact that discrimination in
housing exists in Ann Arbor can
no longer be denied," the letter
declared.
It urged legislation to "prevent
discrimination by developers, real
estate brokers, landlords and fi-
nancial institutions in housing
constructed with public assistance

Slavic Poetry.. .
Prof. Roman Jakobson of Har-
vard University will speak on "Ear-
ly Medieval Slavic Poetry and Its
Further Implications" in a col-
loquium at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday in
the East Lecture Room of Rack-j
ham Bldg.
At 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Aud. A
Prof. Jakobson will lecture on
"The Search for Language Uni-
versals."
Architecture...
Dr. Edward Hall, research fel-
low at the Washington School of
Psychiatry and visiting lecturer at
Harvard, will speak on "Human
Needs and Microspacial Settings"
at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Arch-
itecture Aud.
Concert...
Under the auspices of the School
of Music for the Midwestern Stu-
dent Composers' Symposium, the
University Symphony Band will
present a concert at 8:30 p.m.
Friday in Hill Aud.
Chamber Music...
Chamber Music programs will
be presented by four universities
throughout Saturday. The Univer-
sity of Iowa will present a pro-
gram at 10:00 a.m. and the Uni-
versity of Illinois at 1:00 p.m. in
Aud. A. the University will pre-
sent a program at 3:00 p.m. in Hill
Aud. and Northwestern University
will- present the final program at
8 :3 pm.in Aud. A.
Aaron To Talk
On Criticism
Prof. Daniel Aaron of the Smith
College department of English will
discuss "On Writing about One's
Contemporaries," at 4:15 p.m. to-
morrow in Aud. A.
Prof. Aaron will also hold a dis-
cussion with interested students at
4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Honors
Lounge of the Undergraduate Li-
brary..
His talks are sponsored by the
Honors Council.

or financial guarantees and mul-
tiple housing developments for
rental or sale."
Such legislation has also been
endorsed by the Ann Arbor Society
of Friends, the Huron Valley
Chapter of the National Federa-
tion of Social Workers and the lo-
cal branch of the American Civil
Liberties Union.
The Ann Arbor Committee for
Housing Legislation urged the City
Council to "adopt a policy of ap-
proving only such new housing de-
velopments for sale or rent where
the developer provides assurance
that there will be no discrimina-
tion."

By PATRICIA O'CONNOR
Eighty thousand questionnaires
seeking student opinion of courses
and teaching will be circulated
during lectures, recitations and
laboratories in the literary college
next week.
The four questions asked in the
questionnaire include:
What do you think are the ob-
jectives of this courserAre they
made clear?
How do you evaluate the means
used to realize the objectives?
Students are asked to consider
such things as integration of lec-
tures, text, laboratory work, reci-
tation, quality of required read-
ings, effectiveness and fairness of
examinations and level of diffi-
culty.
Question Course Value
What is your judgment as to
the value of this course in your
education? Students should point
out both its contributions and
deficiencies. Comments upon is
contribution to knowledge, its
broadening and deepening of in-
terest in this area its effect upon
perspective or sense of values and
its contribution to clarity of
thought are requested.
Keeping in mind that the re-
turns from the questionnaire will
be used by the instructor in the
process of improving his teaching,
students are asked to mention any
other aspects of the course or its
instructor not covered in previous
questions, considered especially
good or poor, and offer any sug-
gestions for the improvement of
the course.
To Evaluate Instructors
Consideration should be given
to the instructor's regularity and
adequacy of meeting class obliga-
tions, evenness of assignments
return of papers and clarity and
thoroughness of preparation of
SGC Names
NSA Group
At Student Government Coun-
cil's meetinggWednesday, SGC ap-
pointed delegates to this weekend's
Regional Assembly of the United
States National Student Associa-
tion.
Council members, Katherine
Ford, '64, Assembly Association
President, Mary Beth Norton, '64,
Women's League President, Mar-
geret Skiles, '63, and Robert Ross,
'63; Committee on NSA Chairman,
John M. Roberts, '64; and Frank
Heselton, '63, member of the NSA
Committee were appointed.
According to previous Council
policy SGC could onlysend mem-
bers and standing committee
chairmen to be delegates to NSA
national and regional congresses.
Council adopted a new policy
motion which states: "When SGC
members or standing committee
chairmen do not fill the number
of delegate and alternate positions
available to SGC, other members
of the SGC structure will be eli-
gible for attendance at regional as-
semblies and NSA Congresses."
However, Richard Nohl, '62BAd.
announced his intention to recon-
sider the Ross amendment next
week, which suspends action on
the amendment until the next
Council meeting.

subject matter. His ability to
arouse interest and stimulate
thinking, open-mindedness and
encouragement of differences of
opinion, general approachability
and willingness to assist students
are also factors to be taken into
account.
The questionnaire prepared by
a committee headed by Prof. Wil-
liam B. Palmer of the economics
department, differs from the pre-
vious questionnaire circulated in
the fall of 1960. Because of stu-
dent complaints that the ques-
tions were too broad, each question
has been amplified by suggesting
the nature of responses. Many of
the phrases used reflect previous
student responses to the questions,
according to Prof. Palmer.
Results Kept Private
The questionnaires, circulated
every third semester, are used on
a departmental level only. A ma-
jority of departments have voted
to make the results of the ques-
tionnaire available only to the
instructor involved. In many de-
partments, student opinion of
teaching fellows, however, be-
comes available to others in the
department.
Students do not sign their names,
nor are the questionnaires avail-
able to instructors until after
grades have been reported.

SUNDAY at 7 and 9
Faulkner's PYLON as
TARNISHED ANGELS
Rock Hudson, Robert Stack,
Dorothy Malone
Short: Subject Lesson.
Award of exceptional Merit
ARCHITECTURE AUDITORIUM
50 cents

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 1962
Calls Rates
'Indictment'
Of Lawyers
ADRIAN - Recent increases in
medical malpractice insurance
rates in Michigan were seriously
questioned by Prof. Marcus L.
Plant of the law school.
He addressed a joint meeting of
the Lenawee County Bar Associa-
tion and Medical Society here
Tuesday.
Prof. Plant called the National
Bureau of Casualty Underwriter's
30 per cent increase for 1962 "a
vague and ominous indictment of
either the courts, the legal profes-
sion, the medical profession or all
three."
"As one who is familiar with the
judicial process, interested in med-
ical malpractice litigation, who
seeks all the information he can
find about it, this increase in rate
is astounding.
"I cannot help but put the ques-
tion whether the medical profes-
sion, and through it the general
public, is not being victimized and
gouged by certain segments of the
professional liability insurance in-
dustry," he said.
"If I were a leader of the medi-
cal profession in Michigan, I would
give very serious consideration to
asking the Insurance Commission-
er to make an investigation of this
increase," he added.

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SUNDAY, MAY 13
General Notices
President and Mrs. Hatcher will hold
open house for students at their home
Wed., May 16 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Attention June Graduates: College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts,
School of Education, School of Music,
School of Public Helath, and School of
Business Administration: Students are
advised not to request grades of I or X
in June. When such grades are abso-
lutely imperative, the work must be
made up in time to allow your instruc-
tor to report the make-up grade not
later than noon, Mon., June 11.
Recommendations for Departmental
Honors: Teaching departments wishing
to recommend tentative June graduates
from the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, for honors or high hon-
ors should recommend such students
by forwarding a letter (in two copies;
one copy for Honors Council, one copy
for the Office of Registration and Rec-
ords) to the Director, Honors Council,
1210 Angell Hall, by 4:00 p.m., Fri.,
June 8.
Teaching departments in the School
of Education should forward letters di-
rectly to the Office of Registration and
Records, 1513 Admin. Bldg., by 8:30
a.m., Mon., June 11.
Events Monday
University Symphony Orchestra and
Choir: The University Symphony Or-
chestra and the University Choir under
the direction of Josef Blatt will present
Kodaly's "Te Deum" and Beethoven's
"Symphony No. 9 in D minor" on Mon.,
May 14, 8:30 p.m. in Hill Aud. Soloists
will be Marguerite Willauer, soprano,
Elizabeth Fisher, alto, Richard Cassily,

tenor, and Edward Baird, bass. Open to
the public without charge.
The Annual Dinner Meeting of the
Women's Research Club will be held at
6:30 p m., Mon., May 14, in the Michi-
gan League. Dr. Elizabeth Crosby will
speak on "Some of the Functions of the
Primate Contex."
Social Work-Social Science Colloqui-
um: Mon., May 14 at 4:15 p.m. in the
2nd floor aud., Frieze Bldg. Dr. Fritz
Redl, Wayne State University, will speak
on "Techniques of Ego Support in the
Interview Situation and in the Group."
Coffee in the fourth floor lounge at
3:30 p.m.
Radio Astronomy Colloquium: Dr.
Maurice Shapiro, Chief of Nucleonics
Division, Naval Research Laboratory,
will speak on "Super Nova as Cosmic
Ray Sources and Radio Sources," May
14, Mon., 4:15 p.m., 23 Observatory Bldg.
Automatic Programming and Numer-
ical Analysis Seminar: "The Define Fa-
cility in MAD" by David Mills at 4:00
p.m. on Mon., May 14 in Computing
Center, Seminar Room.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Noel
Hall, Speech ;thesis: "A Rhetorical Study
of Selected Speeches by Senator Lyn-
don Baines Johnson on the Theme of
Leadership," Mon., May 14, 2020 Frieze
Bldg., at 10:00 a.m. Chairman, N. E.
Miller.
Doctoral Examination for Norbert Lee
Archbold, geology; thesis: "Late Pre-
Cambrian Diabase Dikes in Eastern On-
tario and Western Quebec," Mon., May
14 in 2045 Natural Science Bldg. at 2
p.m. Chairman, S. S. Turneaure.
Doctoral Examination for Kenneth E.
Vance, Library Science; thesis: "The
Professional Status of School Librarians
In Michigan Public Secondary Schools
Enrolling 500 or More Students," Mon.,
May 14, E. Council Room, Rackham
Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman, C. I.
Hayner.
Doctoral Examination for Harvey Lor-
raine Gunderson, Botany; thesis: "An
Eight and One-Half Year Study of the
Red-Backed Vole (Clethrionomys gap-
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