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SUNDAY, APRIL 16. 1961


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'U' Players Set Drama Goals
"The goal of the University
layers' choice of productions is
> help provide a fairly balanced /
ill of fare for the Ann Arborr
:mmunity in the area of drama," '{f'
rof. William P. Halstead of the.
;eech department said.
He pointed out that Broadway
lays were often presented byX
rama Season, Civic Theatre and
he movies. The Players strive to'
resent other forms of theatre to
ound out the selection.:
He said the group is inclined to
o the classicd but that it is mov-
ag in the direction of experimen-

Weak Response .
"So far the audiences haven't
responded very well to this type
of theatrical presentation, and so
we have to move very slowly."
The University Players, formerly
known as Playbill, have given
many productions of Shakespeare,
Moliere and Shaw. They have
presented the, anonymous Chinese
"Chalk Circle," Sophocles' "Elec-
tra," Carlo Goldone's "Comedia
del Arte" scripts, Marlowe's "doc-
tor Faustus," and 19th century
French farces such as "Horse Eats
Hat." They have also done most
of the Mozart operas and have,
presented Gilbert and Sullivan
In addition the speech depart-
ment sponsors a laboratory play-
bill featuring productions directed
and staged by students.
"In the lab playbill even more
unusual things can be done," Prof.
Halstead said. This group has
done foreign language plays, five-
act tragedies, and even student-
written dramas.
Easier Plays
In general the modern, realistic
play is easier for the students to
comprehend than the classical or
the avant garde material, he said.
They require fewer rehearsals

DRAMA--The University Players presented "Annie Get Your
Gun" last spring under their former name, Playbill.

since they depict familiar situa-
Other types entail special in-
structions in style, culture, and
costuming which place an extra
burden on the director and the
"This is a realistic period as far
as drama is concerned," Prof. Hal-
stead said. "Radio, TV and motion
pictures are almost exclusively
adapted to realism, the stage is
more flexible."
"Many times the classics are
acted in modern style, but it is
commonly believed that it is more
appropriate to portray them in the
style in which they were written.
"We compromise," he said, "and
we strike a medium between the

Contemporary Music Series
To Feature Latin Influence

original style and a style accept-
able to the modern audience."
The first student curricular pro-
duction, Sheridan's "The Rivals,"
was presented in 1909, under the
auspices of the University's Ora-
torical Association.
In 1915 the first course in play
production was offered and early
in 1916 the speech department
presented its first play, "The Ser-
vant in the House," by Charles
Rann Kennedy.
By 1922, the speech department
had six play production courses in
its curriculum, and it used make-
shift theatres until 1928 when
Prof. Valentine B. Windt joined
the faculty as director of play
The department was then given
the Mimes Theatre, a building
formerly used as a dance hall by
the Michigan Union. The depart-
ment renamed it the Laboratory
Theatre and used it for classes
and workshops until 1946.
Mendelssohn Opens
The Lydia Mendelsohn Theatre
was opened in 1929, and major
speech productions were soon
moved there, the Laboratory
Theatre being used only for work-
shops. It was later condemned as
a firetrap.
Since 1957 speech department
activities have been carried on in
the Frieze Bldg., where laboratory
productions are staged in True-
blood Aud and the Arena Theatre.
Mosse To Lecture
On Nazi Socialism
"Germany Prepares for Nation-
al Socialism: The New Romanti-
cism" will be the subject of a
lecture to be delivered by Prof.
George Mosse, of the University
of Wisconsin at 4:15 p.m. Mon-
day in Aud. A.

U' Students
See, Debate
Nearly 600 students packed an
overflowing Multipurpos Rm. in
the Undergraduate Library yes-
terday to view the controversial
film "Operation Abolition."
The film will also be shown at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Archi-
tecture Aud. The program, spon-
sored by the Student Government
Council Cinema Guild, will include
tapes of the hearings and a pro-
con student debate.
Jointly sponsored by the Political
Issues Club and Voice political
party, the program featured the
film which was produced by the
House Un - American Activities
Committee to portray the student
anti-HUAC riots last May in San
Francisco. The film attempts to
show that the demonstrations
were Communist initiated and led.
Mandell Absent
William Mandell, San Francisco
newsman and witness before the
committee in the film, was un-
able to be on the program because
of illness.
Replacing Mandell, Kenneth
McEldowney, '62, Voice operations
chairman, said that the slanted
programs, including the film, of-
ten blind audiences to what op-
posing speakers say.
Liberals Suspect
"With such an atmosphere, any
opinions which are of a liberal
cast are suspect. The danger in-
herent in this curtailment of free-
dom of speech is obvious," he
While the views expressed by
members of the audience were, in
general, sharply critical of the
film, a minority believed that
"Operation Abolition" was of de-
finite value in exposing the Com-
munist threat that exists in the
United States.
Others believed that the com-
mitee had stooped to the Com-
munist tactics of propaganda and
distortion in order to prove its
League Plans
Newly elected officers, com-
mittee chairmen and committees
of women's organizations will be
announced at the 38th annual
League Installation Night at 7
p.m tomorrow in Rackham Aud.
Among announcements will be
names of all Women's League
committee members and chair-
men, League executive officers,
Panhellenic Association, ' Junior
Panhellenic Association and As-
sembly Association officers and
scholarships and Women's Ath-
letic Association officers.

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The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Building,
before 2 p.m., two days preceding
General Notices
Any student organization wishing to
calendar an event(s) for the school
year 1961-62 may send or bring their
requests (indicate the nature of the
event and your choices for dates for
the event) to the Calendaring Com-
mittee of Student Government Council
in the Student Activities Building. The
deadline for requests for calendaring
is April 24, 1961.
School of Music Honors Program: Ap-
plications now are being received for
the first semester, 1961-1962. Forms are
available in the School of Music of-
fice. Deadline for receipt of applica-
tions, and supporting recommenda-
tions, by the Honors Council, Mon.,
May 1.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society an-
nounces interviews for the position of
musical director of the society. Inter-
ested persons may contact the presi-
dent, Julius Myers, at the Student Ac-
tivities Bldg.
Fulbright Awards for University Lec-
turing and Advanced Research have
been announced for 1962-63 in Aus-
tralia, New Zealand, the countries of
South and Southeast Asia, and Latin
America. Those applying must be U.S.
citizens; for lecturing, must have at
least one year of college or university
teaching experience; and for research,
a doctoral degree at the time of appli-
cation, or recognized professional
standing. Application forms may be
obtained from the CONFERENCE
COUNCILS, Committee of Internation-
al lExchange of Persons, 2101 Constitu-
tion Avenue, Washington 25, D.C.
Deadline for filing an application for
these countries is May 1, 1961. Further
information may be obtained at the
Fellowship Office, Room 110, Graduate
seniors: College of L.S. & A., and
Schools of Business Administration,
Education, Music, and Public Health-
Tentative lists of seniors for June
graduation have been posted on the
bulletin board in the first floor lobby,
Admin. Bldg. Any changes therefrom
should be requested of the Recorder
at Office of Registration and Records
window Number A, 1513 Admin. Bldg.
Women Students: The Women's Ath-
letic Building will be open on Sun-
days from 2:30-4:00 for women students.
There will be tennis and golf oppor-
tunities for women students. Space and
equipment will be available for co-
educational softball.
The annual spring meeting of the
University Senate will be held on Tues.,
April 18, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rackham
Lecture Hall.
seniors: Order caps and gowns for
graduation from Moe's Sport Shop, 711
North University, Monday through Sat-
urday, 8:30-5:30.
Events Sunday
Faculty Concert: A concert of Con-
temporary Latin American Music will
be presented Sun., April 16, 8:30 p.m.
in Rackham Lecture Hall, Faculty mem-
bers of the School of Music perform-
ing will be Nelson Hauenstein, flute,

Florian Mueller, oboe, Albert Luconi,
clarinet, Frances Greer, soprano, Eu-
gene Bossart, piano, Marian Owen,
piano, and Robert Courte, conductor.
Open to the public without charge.
Events Monday
Contemporary Festival: Works by
University of Michigan Student Com-
posers will be presented at the First
Festival of Contemporary Music for
Mon., April 17, 8:30 p.m., in Aud. A,
Angell Hall. Student composers Peter
Clements, Roger Reynolds, Arthur
Hunkins,'Robert James, Carl Alexius,
and Gregory Kosteck will have their
work performed by student musicians
of the School of Music. Open to the
general public without charge.
Lecture: "Germany Prepares for Na-
tional Socialism: The New Romanti-
cism." George Mosse, Prof. of History,
University of Wisconsin, 4:15 p.m., Aud.
A, Mon., April 17.
Lecture: "The Thermodynamics of
Irreversible Processes" will be discuss-
ed by Dr. Joseph Meixner, Director,
Institute for Theoretische Physik,
Aachen Technical University, Germany
on Mon., April 17 at 4 p.m. in 2038
Randall Lab.
Public Lecture: S. D. Goitein, Prof.
of Arabic, University of Pennsylvania,
will discuss "Social Classes in Medieval
Islam" on Mon., April 17, at 4.15 p.m.
in Aud. B.
Automatic Programming and Numer-
ical Analysis Seminar: "Trends in Exec-
utive Systems" by Prof. B. A. Galler,
Mon., April 17, 4:00 p.m., Computing
Center Seminar Room.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar:
Mon, April 17, at 4:00 p.m. in 305 West
Engineering Bldg. David M. MacAlpine,
Visiting Prof., will speak on "Engineer-
ing Education in the Middle East."
Coffee in 201 West Engineering at
3:30 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Robert
Treat t Paine III, Zoology; thesis: "The
Life History and Population Dynamics
of Giottidia pyramidata (Brachiopoda),"
Mon., April 17, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairman,
P. E. Smith.
Events Tuesday
Lecture: Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini,
Department of Zoology, Washington
University, Missouri, will discuss
"Growth and Differentiation in the
Nervous System" on Tues., April 18 at
4 p.m. In the Natural Science Aud.
Interdisciplinary Seminar on Atmos-
pheric Sciences: Tues., April 18. 4 p.m.,
5500 East Engineering Bldg. Dr. Glenn
E. Stout, Head, Meteorology Section,
Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana,
will speak on "Artificial Cloud Electri-

Doctoral Examination for Michael
Chaykovsky, Chemistry; thesis: "An Ap-
proach to the Total Synthesis of Ster-
oids," Tues., April 18, 3003 Chemistry
Bldg., at 10:30 a.m., Chairman, R. E.
Placement Notices
of Appointments-Seniors & grad. stu-
dents, please call Ext. 3371 for inter-
view appointment with the following:
MON., APRIL 17--
Consumers Power Co., Jackson, Mich.
-Summer Employment-Men, Juniors,
or Seniors who plan to go on to Grad.
School and who are working towards a
degree in Gen. Lib. Arts or Bus. Ad.
for Mktg. If interested, be sure to
come in to 4021 Admin. & fill out an
application form prior to interview.
Wurzburg Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.-
Men & WOMEN with degrees in Lib.
Arts, or Bus. Ad. for Advertising (Fash-
ion Artist); Merchandising & Retail-
Foote, Cone & Belding, Chicago-Men
& WOMEN with degrees in Lib. Arts,
Econ., English, Fine Arts (Design),
Journ., or Bus. Ad. for Copywriting;
Mktg. & Mktg. Res.; General Advertis-
ing Trng.; Advertising Layout (Ap-
prentice Art Director).
Hahne & Co., Newark, N.J. - Men &
WOMEN for trng. position as assistant
to a Merchandise Manager. (Prepara-
tion for Buyership). June '62 grads. for
summer assignments as Jr. Exec.
Trainee (Merchandising). BA in Lib.
Arts, Bus. Ad.
Zurich-American Insurance Co., Chli-


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cago-Location: Countrywide. Men in
Lib. Arts, Econ., Pol. Sci., English, Soc.,
Psych., History, Speech for Insurance--
Home Office; Claims; Sales & Sales-
American Hospital Supply Corp.,
Evanston, I11.-Location: Evanston &
ultimate relocation to other areas of
country. Industrial Mktg. Programs -
Men with degrees in Lib. Arts, Bus. Ad.
or Biol. or Physical Sciences. Mgmt.
Trng. Programs-Men with degree Ia
Lib. Arts or Bus. Ad.
Beginning Mon., April 17, the fol-
lowing schools will have representa-
tives at the Bureau to interview for
the 1961-1962 school year.
Birmingham, Mch,--All Fields.
Erie, Mich.--Elem., Art, Sp. Corr; Jr.
HS Boys & Glirls PE, Eng/SS; HS5 Agri.,
Set, Home Ec, Ind Arts, Voc Mus,
Comm. Math, Speech.
Marlette, Mich.-HS Math, Phys Set,
Guid, Library; Elem. Voc Mus.
Milford, Mich.-Elem; Girls PE/Eng,
Sci/SS; Sp. Therapist, visiting Tchr.
Port Huron, Mich.-Elem; Eng, Set,
Core, Couns, Dr. Training, Ind Arts,
Home Bc, Span, Spec. Educ.
Saginaw, Mich. - Elem; Oral Deaf,
Blind, Sp. Corr, Visiting Tchr, Read.
Cons; Jr. HS Girls PE, Art, Math, Eng,
Fre/Speech; HS Library, Germ, Math,
Eng, Girls PE.
Allen Park, Mich.-Elem.; Eng, Math,
Latin/Eng, Ment. Hdcp.
Battle Creek, Mich.-Elem.; Jr. HS
Eng/SS, Gen St; HS Math, Eng, Set,
Home Ec, Ind Arts, Bus Ed, Girls PE,
Library; Sp Corr, Ment Ret, Deaf,
Blind, Diag.
(Continued on Page 4)

The First Festival of Contem-
porary Music will continue its
concert series at 8:30 p.m. today
in Rackham Lecture Hall with a
program featuring Latin American
The University Woodwind Trio,
composed of Prof. Nelson Hauen-
steit, Florian Mueller and Albert
Lucani of the music school, will
open the concert with Aurelio do la
Vega's "Woodwind Trio."
Juan Orrego-Sales' "The Fra-
grant Dawn" song cycle, Alberto
Ginastera's "Sonata for Piano"
and Bas Galindo's "Short Sym-
phony for String Orchestra" will
also be performed.
* * *
Works by University student
composers will be featured at 8:30
p.m. Monday in Aud. A. At 8:30
p.m. Tuesday in, Rackham Lecture
Hall, performances of Elliot Car-
ter's "Sonata for Cello aptd Piano,"
Stravinsky's "Serenade in A," and
Ingolf Dahl's "Piano Quartet'' will
conclude the Festival.
* * *
Dance .
The 11th annual Dance Con-
cert, presented by the student
dance organization of the Univer-
sity, will be given at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day and Friday in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
In addition to dances using the
music of Bach, Iartok and Bern-
stein, several original scores have
been written. An experiment em-
ploying the psychological device
of word association will be,fea-
Radio-TV ...
An Italian composer and four
musicians from Paris will chal-
lenge American musical taste in
"The New Music," at 9 a.m. to-
day over WXYZ-TV. Lucian Berio
will discuss new trends in music
Goitein To Speak
On Islam Society
Prof. S. D. Goitein, who teaches
Arabic at the University of Penn-
sylvania, will give a lecture on
"Social Classes in Medieval Is-
lam" at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Aud.

with Prof. William Malm of the
music school.
Prof. Arthur Eastman of the
English department will analyze
Shakespeare's "The Merchant of
Venice" on a program in the series
"Plays of Shakespeare" over WWJ-
TV. He will take the view that
the playwrite shows us that mercy
is man's only hope for salvation.
* * *
Musicale .. .
Mu Phi Epsilon professional
musical sorority, will hold a musi-
cale in honor of freshmen women
in the music school at 2:30 p.m.
today at the home of Mrs. Douglas
Crary, 1842 Cambridge, Ann Arbor.
The sorority will also install two
new patronesses, Mrs. Lyle M.
Nelson and Mrs. Floyd A. Bond.














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