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Initial, Success Sparks Tean

Jack O'Brien, Grad, and Robert
Jaynes, who together have pro-
duced last year's MUSKET produc-
tion, "Land Ho!"; and this year's
"Bartholomew Fair," believe that
their first musical comedy taught
them much that is invaluable in
forming their second MUSKET
"The concept of 'Land Ho!' was
on!. of trying everything that we
theoretically could in terms of
musical comedy-folk music, big
production numbers, jazz. The re-
sult was a show which was a little
bit eclectic," James commented.
Tighter Show
The new show is "more tight,
mcre refined," he said. The music
is all of one general character in
"Bartholomew Fair," with an over-
all idiom running through the
O'Brien added that his own idea
of musical comedy includes the
necessary dramatic continuity, by
which the music and the book are
tie1 In together. He realized in
"Land Ho!" that at times the ac-
tion stopped and musically there
was commentary on the action.
The plot therefore did not advance
However, in "Bartholomew Fair"
the team feel they -have made
things happen. "Almost every mu-
sical number is essential to the
plct. Dramatically, we've cut the
running time to almost half that
of 'Land Ho!'. The music carries
the dramatic action," O'Brien ex-
More Specific
With "Bartholomew Fair," there
is more of a chance to be specific.
O'Brien noted that there was a
great advantage in working with-
in an already written framework
as it gives the writers something
to live up to. "Bartholomew Fair"
was originally written by Ben,
Johnson in the 16th century.
Explaining his concept of musi-
cal comedy, O'Brien said it is im-
portant for the music and the plot
to flow ' ogether. He described the
good musical comedy as "the per-
fect blending of the dramatic ele-
ments of dance, music and drama,"
adding that this definition was not
limited to comedy but also includ-
ed musical dramas.

-Daily-Todd Pierce
AWARD WINNERS--Robert James (left) and Jack O'Brien, au-
thors of this year's MUSKET, "Bartholomew Fair," won the Sec-
ond Annual Varsity Show Competition prize of $1,000 for their
first MUSKET production, "Land Ho!"
Cities Offer Varied Cal

DETROIT -- Opening today at'
the Vanguard Playhouse is "The
Egg "
At the Fisher Theatre the Brit-
ish musical comedy "Oliver!"
adapted from the classic "Oliver
Twist" by Charles Dickens is pres-
ently running. The Music Hall is
showing "The Wonderful World
of the Brothers Grimm," a Ciner-
ama production.
Conductor Paul Paray will pre-
sent an all-Paray program at 8:30
p.m. Friday in Ford Aud. Included
will be Symphony No. 1, Seven
Songs and Joan of Arc Mass. The
Detroit Symphony will present an-
other concert at 3:30 p.m. Sunday
in Ford Aud., with Seiji Ozawa
conducting and Coleman Blumfield
as pianist. Works by Berger, Rach-
maninoff and Tschaikovsky will
be performed.
The New York City Opera will
present "Rigoletto" in Masonic
Aud. at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
* * *

NEW YORK-Both on
Broadway offer a variety

and off-
of thea-


WED., NOV. 21st.
8:15 P.M.

tre fare for the Thanksgiving va-
cation. Among the productions of
special interest are Zero Mostel in
"A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum" at the Alvin
Theatre; "A Man for All Seasons"
at the ANTA Theatre; "A Thou-
sand Clowns" with Jason Robards
at the Eugene O'Neill; Sid Caesar
in the musical "Little Me," at the
At the Barrymore, Rod Steiger
is appearing in Orson Welles'
adaptation of "Moby Dick." "Be-
yond the Fringe" is currently at
the Golden Theatre. Joseph Cotten
is appearing in "Calculated Risk,"
a suspense play at the Ambassa-
dor. At the Broadway Theatre Lil-
lian Roth is playing in "I Can Get
It-for You Whblesale."
Charles Boyer and Agnes Moore-
head are appearing in the come-
dy "Lord Pengo" at the Royale,
Theatre. The all-star "Mr. Presi-
dent" is at the St. James Theatre.
At the Brooks Atkinson, Sidney
Kingsley's "Night Life" is current-
ly running. "No Strings," a Rich-
ard Rodgers musical, is at the
Broadhurst. At the Belasco Inn,
Sam Levene is appearing in "Seid-
man and Sons."
Art Carney, at the Biltmore, in
"Take Her, She's Mine" will play
for three more weeks before going
'U' Students
Form Group
Friends of Student Nonviolent
Co-ordinating Committee organ-
ized Monday to effect a "study
in depth of the Southern civil
rights movement, and to lend sup-
port to SNCC projects," Martha
Prescod, '65, co-ordinator of the
group, reported.
The group will bring news and
analysis of civil rights activities
to the campus via seminars, news-
letters and a library file of reports
and press releases from SNCC
and other active civil rights groups,
in the South, Miss Prescod ex-
The Friends of SNCC will also
work on special projects corre-
lgted with SNCC activity. Fund
raising and direct support to Mis-;
sissippi Negroes who have had all
relief payments stopped by a re-I
cent state law. Work will also be,
done to help defend Charles Mc-
Dew and J. Robert Zelner, chargedI
with criminal anarchy in Baton
Rouge, La.-
"Direct action will not be taken
by the group as a whole," Misss
Prescod said.

College Roundup
By DAVID FAINBERG plete organizational change in ac
CAMBRIDGE - A lecture pre- cordance with the national frater
sented by Minister Malcolm X, nity. Among its new standards wi)
spokesman for the Black Muslim be: "to be pledged, a freshma
movement, was limited to members mushigheupper 25aper cen
of the MIT community as a re- his high school graduation clas
sult of a decision by Dean Ken- and an upperclassman must hav
neth Wadleigh. a 'C-plus' cumulative average"
Tickets were sold at fifty cents * * *
each in order to help pay for the CHAPEL HILL-A former Uni-
six policemen and security force versity of North Carolina student
members that were used to avert Ann Carter, has appealed her 196
any mob violence, suspension by the Women's Coun
* * * cil to the Wake County Superio:
MADISON-Kappa Sigma, cam- Court in Raleigh. She had beei
pus social fraternity, has been suspended on charges of cheating
placed on social probation from The decision was upheld by thi
Nov. 8, until the end of the semes- University Board of Trustees.
ter, for violation of the Wisconsin * * *
Inter-fraternity Association Ac- COLUMBUS - The Ohio Lan.
tive Training Creed. The frater- tern, newspaper of Ohio State Uni
nity was charged with forced con- versity, reported this week thata
sumption of unhealthy food, and speaker's bureau has been organiz
the wearing of "degrading or un- ed to debate the Student Senat
healthy apparel." proposal for revision of the gues
* * * speaker's rule. The compromis
LINCOLN-The University of proposal offer by the Senate al
Nebraska chapter of Theta Chi lows the president of OSU to mak
fraternity is undergoing a com- the final decision on guest speak-
ers within the bounds of certai
stated criteria. Donald Stuver,a
member of the Student Senate, i,
leading the opposition to this pro-
posal in stating the student body i
against a rule that would permi
an arbitrary decision for or agains
a guest speaker by one individual
on tour. "Tchin-Tchin" is being * * *
presented at the Plymouth Thea- GAINESVILLE-Members of th
tre. The provacatively titled Ed- Florida State Board of Control an
ward Albee play, "Who's Afraid state university professors huddle
of Virginia Woolfe?", is at the Billy in secret session this week in ar
Rose Theatre. attempt to reach a satisfactory
Anthony Newley in "Stop the agreement on a recent board di-
World-I Want to Get Off" is at rective concerning "homosexual
the Shubert. C. P. Snow's "The Af- ity, obscenity in teaching mater.
fair" is at the Henry Miller. After ials, fingerprinting and religion."
the Thursday evening perform-
ance an open discussion will be NEW DELHI-The Asian Stu
held, with novelist Ayn Rand and dent estimated that over 10,000 In-
Prof. Monrad Paulson as guests. dian students rioted in Bomba
Also of interest is Chekhov's last week against the Indian Corn-
"The Cherry Orchard," directed munist Party.
by David Ross, at the Theatre
Four.Council Delays
Three Bertolt Brecht plays are
being enacted, "Brecht on Brecht" H
at the Theatre de Lys, "A Man's a H ousing Action
Man" at the Masque, and "Man is
Man" at the Living Theatre, Bren-
dan Behan's "The Hostage" con- City Council postponed action or
tinues at One Sheridan Square. its fair housing legislation, receiv-
AtnCesat On Sheid Square. yed messages from Student Govern-
At Circle in the Square, Dylan ment Council and Ann Arbor High~
Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" re- School Student Council and set u
turns for a limited engagement. a Civil Defense Board at its meet-
Jean Genet's "The Blacks" con- ing Monday night.
tinues at St. Marks Playhouse. At SGC's message to the Council
the Martinique, "A Portrait of the asked that fair housing legislatior
Artist as a Young Man" by James be passed. The fair housing grou
Joyce is being presented. will meet with SGC's Human Rela-
"The Days and Nights of Bee tions Board on Dec. 3 to get in-
Bee Fenstermaker" is at the Sher- formation on such legislation.
idan Square Playhouse. At the Ann Arbor High School Student
Grammercy Arts Theatre, Graham Council set a letter to City Coun-
Greene's "The Living Room" opens ci explaining its efforts to cub
today, incidents of violence involving
Favorites on Broadway are "The high school students.
Sound of Music," "Mary Mary,"
"Milk and Honey," "Carnival" and Libraries Provide
others.Lba is rvd
For the musical note, New York acation Schedule
offers the Metropolitan Opera in
a series of varied productions and
the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company The undergraduate, general busi-
at the New York City Center in ness administration, and engineer-
Gilbert and Sullivan productions. ing libraries will be closed Thanks-
The Bolshoi Ballet will present six giving Day, Saturday and Sunday.
performances today through Sun- All four libaries will be open Fri-
day at the Madison Square Gar- day, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* *m *
CHICAGO-In theatre circles, ATT'N
Chicagoans will see "Mary Mary"
at the Blackstone, Helen Hayes M ass Meeng
and Maurice Evans in "A Program
for Two Players" at the Studebak- for
er through Saturday, and "Carni-
val," currently at the Shubert. Srn e kn
A musical revue, "Put It in Writ- Spring Weekend
ing," is running at The Happy Me-
dium. Comedian Lenny Bruce is
appearing at the Gate of Horn. On NOV. 27.. . 7:30
stage at the Chicago Theatre will
be Dizzy Gillespie and Joe Wil- LEAGUE BALLROOM
liams, Thursday through Satur-

The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra will present Hans Rosbaud as STARTING
guest conductor Thursday and Fri- THANKSGIVING DAY
day in a program of Brahms and
Stravinsky. Saturday there will be (Please note unusual
a "Popular Concert" with Walter time schedule below)
Hendl conducting.

On a quiet and voluntary basis,
Michigan has developed a system
of education "surprisingly similar"
to that of California, Prof. Merritt
Chambers of the education school
declares in the latest issue of the
"School of Education Bulletin."
California's system is a three-
layer one:
1) Community-junior colleges
which admit all high school grad-
uates, offering them two-year
technical and occupational courses
or two years of college-level in-
2) Four and five-year state col-
leges, which admit only students
from the upper one-third of their
high school graduating classes,
and which also accept transfers
with good records from the junior
Upper One-Eighth
3) The seven-campus University
of California, which admits fresh-
men only from the upper one-
eighth of their high school, and
with good records from other insti-
The university is also the only
state institution offering doctor-
ate degree programs and carrying
on large-scale research and ad-
vanced graduate and professional
This plan is statutory in Call-
fornia, whereas Michigan's is bas-
ed on the voluntary coordination
of autonomous educational cen-
ters, Prof. Chambers wrote.

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The University, in much the
same manner as the University of
California at Berkeley, is at "the
apex of this system." Wayne State
University "is perhaps roughly
analogous to the campus at Los
Angeles; and Michigan State Uni-
versity is comparable to what the
campus at Davis is soon to become.
The parallels are not exact, but
the resemblance is unmistakable."
Junior Colleges
Michigan has junior colleges
which correspond to the lowest
tier in the California system; and
its six "middle-grade four and
five-year institutions" are also
similar in function to California's,
Prof. Chambers noted.
Besides its continued leadership
as the "spearpoint" of a rapidly
growing statewide system of edu-
cation, he outlined two other ave-


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nues the University must take if it
will continue its general excellence.
It must, first of all, retain its
"nationwide and worldwide out-
look, and maintain its cosmopoli-
"Learning knows no boundaries.
The cosmopolitan character is a
mark of every highly distinguish-
ed university in the world."
Secondly 'the University must
continue "to become more and
more of a center of advanced grad-
uate studies and research, while
also affording the best of learn-
ing opportunities fore selected un-
dergraduates," Prof. Chambers as-
"Forty per cent of the students
are above the level of the bach-
elor's degree. The center of grav-
ity of the maturity of the student
body has been rising rapidly, and
will continue to rise."






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