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Student Committees Launch Protest

'Rheingold' Ready for Tuesday

"Wagner viewed theatre as a
synthesis of all the arts," Prof.
Jack E. Bender, stage director of
the Playbill's presentation of Wag-
ner's 'Das Rheingold' said.
"This is especially true of op-
era, which is theatre with the
greater restriction of words and
music. Wagner wrote not opera
but music drama because he felt
that in opera could be realized the
best in theatre.
"The problem in doing this or
any opera is to adequately express
the words and music in dramatic
"And there is the additional
problem of a cast which-whether
student or professional-has had
little or no dramatic training and
much in voice.
"Much time must be spent in
getting them to realize that they
are characters, that they must de-
velop a visual concept of the char-
acter, how he behaves and his
relationships with others. This is
the basis for understanding the
motivation of the characters.
"As one is training the voice he
develops certain gestures and
thinks in terms of the principles
of good voice production. A sing-
ing actor must do all this and, in
addition, create a convincing

One large blue ox, one very large
lumberjack and 25 pine trees will
adorn the Paul Bunyan Ball at 8
p.m. today in the League Ball-
Sponsored annually by the Uni-
versity Foresters' Club, the affair
will include square and social
dancing to Mac Danforth's orches-
Both dress and entertainment
promise to be "woodsy." A log-
sawing contest for interested
couples will last until the inter-
mission. The intermission features
folk singing and the Foresters'
Club Jug Band, complete with a
washtub fiddle, a guitar and sev-
eral fat jugs.
The International Poetry Asso-
ciation announces its annual ama-
teur poetry contest.
Entries may be made to The
International Poetry Association,
Box 60, East Lansing, no later
than April 15.
Manuscripts should contain no
more than three pages and poems
may be in any style and on any
subject. They should be no longer
than 24 lines.
Entries should be accompanied
by a self-addressed, stamped en-
Winners of the contest will be
notified by April 30 and poems will
be published in The Anthology of
International Poetry.
Petitions . .
Petitioning for the senior class
and Union student director elec-
tions on March 15 and 16 will close
William Carmell, '61, has taken
out a petition for the Union Board
of Directors. There are no peti-
tioners for secretary and treasurer
of the education school and none
for the medical or dental school
representative to the Union direc-

For the last few weeks, two
committees on campus have pur-
sued separate campaigns encour-
aging other students to voice their
protests against section 1001(f) of
the NDEA.
Since the National Defense Edu-
cation Act was passed in 1958, 60
schools and educational associa-
tions have made formal protests
against the loyalty oath and affi-
davit which it requires before
issuing a student loan. Led by such

schools as Harvard and Oberlin,
15 schools have renounced partici-
pation in the program. The most
recent was Vassar College Jfor
Women, just last week.
The local groups both call them-
selves "Committee for Repeal of
Section 1001(f)." One committee,'
headed by Sara Weeks, '62, has
concentrated on a notice to all
students calling for letters to sena-
tors and congressmen.
Students are urged to support a

Stdetsar ugd o upor
' Television To Offer
Talks on Soviet Science

STUDYING SCRIPT-Prof. Josef Blatt, musical director, Jerry L. Lawrence, who plays Alberich, a
dwarf, and Prof. Jack E. Bender, stage director go over the script together in the final week before
the curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lydia Mendelssohn on the speech department-music
school production of Wagner's opera "Das Rheingold."

"The United States is at least'
a year behind the Russians in
theoretical scientific research, and
as much as four to five years
behind them in the development of
an efficient technological organi-
Ptlans Hoiday
In New York
Five spring days in New York
City and tickets to four 'Broadway
shows will highlight the third
annual New York Theatre Holi-
day Train trip sponsored by the
Jackson Junior Welfare League
the week of April 17 to 23.
The trip will be limited to 150
reservations. Those taking the
"holiday" will see Mary Martin in
"The Sound 'of Music,":Anne Ban-
croft in "The Miracle Worker,"
Jackie Gleason, Walter Pidgeon
and Eileen Hurley in "Take Me
Along" and Anthony Perkins in
Other major features of the
week's activities will include an
Easter show at Radio City Music
Hall, tickets to television shows
and a luncheon and fashion show
at the Plaza hotel.
Participants will also be afforded
one free evening to spend as they
choose. A night club tour will be
available at extra cost.
The fare of $155.00 includes
round-trip train transportation,
four nights at the Manhattan
Hotel and handling of baggage
and tips.
Reservations may be made by
writing or telephoning Mrs. Gene
Reed, 1036 S. Thompson St., Jack-
son, before April 4.

Ball, . .
The "Anti-Military Ball" or
"Peacemakers' Prance" sponsored
by the Young Friends, a Quaker
student group, will be held on
March 4.
Lecture . .
Peter M. Blau will give a talk on
"Orientations to Clients in a Com-
plex Organization" in 2065 Frieze
Building at 4:15 p.m. Monday.
The lecture will be presented by
the Social Work and Social Science
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ONSTAGE-Dress rehearsals for 'Das Rheingold' are in full
swing in anticipation of opening night, Tuesday. Prof. Josef
Blatt, of the music school, is the musical director, and Prof. Jack
E. Bender of the speech department is the stage director. They
have collaborated on many operas in past years, most recently
"Don Pasquale," presented last November, and "Rigoletto."

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zation for putting scientific theory
into practice."
Prof. A. J. Lohwater will pre-
sent this comparison on the pro-
gram "Soviet Science" produced
by the University's television stu-
dio at 8:30 a.m. today on WXYZ-
Prof. Lohwater, formerly of the
mathematics department and now
of Rice Institute in Texas, will join
Prof. George Kish of the geogra-
phy department, who is host for
the 10-week series "Russia: Faces
of a Giant." I
Decision Science
Operations Research, the science
of long range decision-making, is
the subject of "The Game Play-
ers," which will be presented as
the ninth program in the Univer-
sity's Television series "Man the
Maker" at 9 a.m. tomorrow on
An industrial engineer specialist
will trace the development of the
Operations Research science from
its World War II beginnings to
its use today as a tool of business,
government and industry.
Harold Stassen will urge the
United States to "give free bread
to the peoples of the world" in a
taped interview on. "Christianity
and Foreign Policy" on the Univer-
sity's Television series "Accent" at
9:45 tomorrow on WXYZ-TV.
Asks Food
In proposing that the United
States give food to the hungry
peoples Stassen feels that the
United States should do this not
with the idea of trying to win
friends but because helping others
is in keeping with our Christian-
Judean philosophy.
Prof. Edmund Wooding of the
journalism department will de-
scribe the world of "Advertising"
in the ninth program of the Uni-
versity's television series "Chal-
lenge of Capitalism" at noon to-
morrow on WWJ-TV.
Prof. Wooding and Prof. Morris
Bornstein of the economics depart-
ment wil stake apart a live televi-
sion commercial about a fictitious
produuct named Gleamo, and will
show how it works..
(Use of this column for an-
nouncements is available to offi
cially recognized and registered
organizations only. Organizations
planning to be active for the spring
semester should register by Feb. 29.
Forms avalable, 2011 Student Acti-
vities Bldg.)
Congregational Disciples E & R Stu-
dent Guild, Seminar "Symbolism," by
Rev. J. E. Edwards, Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.,
524 Thompson.
La Sociedad Hispanica, Tertulla, Feb.
29, 3-5 p.m., 3050 FB. Cafe y conversa-
. . .
U. of M. Folklore Society, Guitar
Workshop, Feb. 27, 2 p.m., 3rd floor
Newman Club, Graduate Dinner, Feb.
28, 6 p.m., Fr. Richard Center.
Mich. Christian Fellowship lecture,
"The Physician Looks at Life", Feb. 28,
4 p.m., Lane Hall. Speaker: Dr. G. Wes-
DIAL NO 2-6264

bill initiated by Senators John
Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Joseph
Clark (D-Pa.) which provides for
the repeal of the section 100(f).
This section requires all students
wishing college loans under the
act to affirm that they do not
believe in organizations believing
in overthrowal of the government
by force.
Discriminatory Aspect
The principal objections include
the discriminatory aspect of forc-
ing students to sign the path and
affidavit, the fact that some reli-
gious denominations forbid mem-
bers to sign such oaths, and the
uselessness of requiring a signa-
ture to an oath which is unen-
forcable and legally unclear.
The arguments marshaled
against the section were originally
printed in a letter written by a
committee of students and faculty
of Harvard. This letter, sent to
students and colleges, asked for
student mail to Congress.
The committee which circulated
a petition against section 1001(f)
is led by Lewis Coburn, '61. So far,
there _are 600 names that have
been counted on the petitions.
However, the, group still awaits
petitions that remain out,
When all the stragglers are in,
or at the end of this week, copies
will be sent to Secretary Marion
Folsom of the Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare,
Kennedy, and Sen. Hubert Hum-
phrey (D-Minn.).
Number Small
Considering the size of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and the num-
ber of names on the petition, "It's
a small+ turnout, less than ex-
pected," Coburn said.
Considering student response as
a whole, there is another side of
the story. ''It is very encouraging
to hear people talk about. this
issue who never had been inter-
ested before," Miss Weeks said.
Both agreed that letters, written
collectively or individually, and
postcards are the best way to com-
municate student opinions to
All correspondence should be
addressed to the Senate or House
Office Building in Washington, D.
C., and the student's home address
should be enclosed.
Holy month
Begins Now
Today is the first day of Rama-
dan, the holy month for Muslim
people all over the world, Yousof
Abu-Bakr, president of the Muslim
Students Association, said.
The Association received notice
from the Islamic Center in Wash-
ington, D.C., that Ramadan would
start on Sunday. The University
Observatory said however that the
new moon was seen at 1:26 yester-
day afternoon, ,and so the new
month will begin tdday.
During this month it is said that
the Glorious Qur'an was revealed
to the Prophet Muhammad. The
Prophet and the Messenger of
Islam told his followers that this is
the month of mercy, guidance and
forgiveness. It is considered ty#
time for a great change in the
lives of Muslims, spiritually as well
as physically.
In this month, all Muslims are
to fast every day from dawn till
sunset. At the end of Ramadan,
they break the fast to celebrate
the Feast of Fitr for three days,
which are official holidays for
Muslim individuals and govern-
The Association, cooperating
with the Internationlal Muslim
Women, will celebrate Ramadan
by offering Oriental meals for stu-
dents at 6:30 p.m. every Saturday
in Lane Hall for 50 cents. After

the meals, readings from the Glor-
ious Qur'an and "Traweeh pray-
ers" will be performed.
DIAL NO 8-6416
For the young-in-heart of
every age-everywherel

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Writte for tEA screen by GORE VIDAL and TENNESSEE WILAMS . Production Desiner--OLIVR M'SSEIL

DAS RHEINGOLD-For the University production of the opera,
Prof. Josef Blatt, of the Music school, adapted a translation of
the German opera.

Photographs by JAMES WARNEKA

COSTUME FITTINGS-Elizabeth Birbari, who designed the cos-
tumes for the production, makes final alterations and observes
her work on one of the cast. 'Das Rheingold' is the first of a
cycle of four operas that Wagner wrote as part of a four evening
festival called "The Ring of the Nibelung." Other fantasies in the
cycle Include "The Valkyrie," "Siegried," and "The Twilight of
the Gods."

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