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German Professor Calls
Vergil's Work Great Model,

To Perform One-Act Spanish Plays

He began his talk by pointing
out the similarities between Greek
and Roman poetry, how for in-
stance, Vergil made use of the
Greek legend and mythology. In
the Aeneid, the Trojan hero can
be compared to Hector in that
they were both struggling to pre-
serve their country.
Another important feature of
Vergil's work is the sensitive ex-
pressions through which his char-
acters communicate. Prof. Poeschl
said that although many critics
feel Aeneas was cold and tactess
in his departing conversation with
Dido they do not recognize that
he was also cold to himself.
Seen Suffering
Vergil had seen bou:;.:ss love
and suffering himself and because
of this he wasable to create new
patterns of the hero.
Another attribute of The Aeneid
was its composition. It attained a
unity different from that of the
Homeric works. For instance the
odd books are less tragic than the
"A poem by Vergil is a sequence
of moods, a sequence gradually
incre sing and decreasing in in-
tensity-it can be described like
the mov-.iner of waves, of light
darkening to dec. sh .dow and
then, becoming light again," Prof.
Poeschl said.
Payne Seeks
For House
ThomasP. Payne, 36, Ann Ar-
bor and Ypsilanti businessman,
said Tuesday he will seek the
Democratic nomination for Con-
gress from the Second Congres-
sional District.
The district includes Washte-
naw, Jackson, Monroe and Lena-
wee Counties.
Payne becomes the first person
to announce for the United States
House of Representatives seat
held by George Meader, Ann Ar-
bor Republican. Meader has not
yet announced if he will seek re-
Payne announced his decision
to run at a meeting at an Ann
Arbor hotel ateended by 93 per-
"I was approached by friends
in the district tosmake therrace,"
Payne said in setting forth his
candidacy. "I have always had the
desire to serve in the public inter-
est. I believe that we should all
respond oftener to our social con-
science instead of to our desire
for private profit.
He added that "it is this lack
of social responsibility which has
led to the general decay of public
Payne studied law at the Uni-
versity of Arkansas and at Wayne
State University and served as
chairman of the Young Demo-
crats of Michigan in 1952. He
was named "Mr. Young Democrat
of 1952" by the national young
Democratic organization and was
an alternate to the national con-
vention that year.
Sit-in Striker
To Talk Here
A Southern student participant
in the current sit-in demonstra-
tions against discrimination will
be presented. at 4 p.m. Sunday by
the Ann Arbor NAACP.
The student is expected to give
a first-hand account of his ex-

periences and an evaluation of
the broader implications of, the
The local NAACP has received
donations toward the defense of
students arrested for demonstra-
tions; and other in Ann Arbor
have inquired about giving sim-
ilar help.
The national NAACP, through
Thurgood Marshall and with the
assistance of 60 Negro and white
lawyers,- is organizing the legal
defense of arrested students.
The Ann Arbor public will have
the opportunity to contribute to
this fund at the local meeting.
Except for the student's travel ex-
pense, all donations received at
this time will be forwarded to the
NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The meeting will be from 4 to
6 p.m. at Jones School, corner of
D. Division and Lawrence. It is
open to the public.

Two one-act Spanish plays will
be presented by speech depart-
ment students on the Laboratory
Playbill at 4:10 p.m. today in the
Arena Theatre, Frieze Bldg. \
"Both plays are representative
of Spain's most popular dramatic
form the 'genero chico'." Director
Donald Lovell, Grad., said. The
one-act play has reached its dra-
matic peak in Spain; often a
whole series of four or five one-
acts comprise a dramatic program
"The two plays chosen for the"
Laboratory Playbill are almost
complete opposites," Lovell said.
Not only do they span from the
sixteenth to the nineteenth cen-
tury, but they also span from
fanciful comedy to high farce
"Love Magic"
"The first play, 'Love Magic', is
a delicate fantasy concerned more
with creating a mood than de-
veloping a plot line." This nine-
teenth century play by Gregorio
Martinez Sierra was originally
written as a marionette show.
"This necessitates a free flow of
movement." Lovell added. The use
of partially transparent, billow-
ing costumes will add to the flow-
ing style of this production.
The second play, "The Pastry
Baker," is an "out-and-out farce
-a three stooges type comedy-
and it will be played for its full
farce effect." Though it was writ-
ten by Lope de Vaga in the six-
teenth century, "The Pastry
Baker" is contemporary enough
in theme to amuse modern audi-
Timeless Quality
"Both plays lend themselves to
a rather timeless quality," Lovell
continued. "Though they are
often associated with the Eliza-
bethan era,-they are both modern
in concept."
Whenever possible, the same
cast members will be used in both
plays. By differentiating between
the characters, Lovell is trying to
offer experience in varying char-i
acterization to the actors. This is
possible because the two plays
.are so completely different.
Among those who will perform
in this afternoon's program are
Neil Bierbower, '62; James Knowl-
ton, '61; Allan Schreiber, '60;
Circle Selects
Dorm Leaders
For Honorary
Early this morning. Circle wom-
en's honorary tapped 48 new
The Circle recognizes women
who have excelled in leadership,
citizenship and service within the
residence halls, and stimulates
and promotes interest within
these areas.
New members tapped this
morning were Jean Barr, '61;
Judy A. Bennett, '62; Ellen Brin-
de, '60; Grace E.'Broad, '62N;
Judie A. Caplan '61: Sandra H.
Chula, '60Ed.; Marjorie L. Clark,
'60; Patricia L. Clark, '61A&D;
Nancy J. Comins, '6OEd.; Juanita
P. Eichenlaub, '61; Alice V. Elliot,
'62; Sallie S. Eustes, '6Ed.; Mary
L. Flikinger, '62; Nancy A. French,
'61; Delores M. Gelios, '62; Jane S.
Glick, '62.
Etta M. Green, '62; Phyllis
Greenberg, '61; Cinda Greenstein,
'62; Ellen Gustafson, '61SM; Anita
Kay Harris, '60N; Alice E. Hartell,
'63N; Sue Hausler, '6OSM; Linda
M. Hyatt, '62; Irene S. LaFortune,
'61; Mary Lou Liebaert, '62; Sally
Maloney, '61; Marion Mason, '60;
Marjorie McDonald, '6OEd.; Ju-
dith A. Meyer, '62.
Brenda E. Noe, '62N; Esther M.
Pascal, '62; Rita Ponte, '62; Em-
magene Reisig, '61; Nell F. Rose,

'62; Bonnie E. Rupp, '61; Deanna
Schmid, '62; Mary A. Spiess, '60N;
Ethel Stitt, .'62N; Cindy Strom,
'62N; Sandra V. Sutton, '62; Tena
Tarler, '61; Val Joan Urban, '61;
JoAnne Vance, '60Ed.; Aurelia
Verbeke, '60A&D; Ardith Watts,
'60SM; Jean Weber, '60; Marilyn
L. Welch, 162N.
'Raquin' Film
Stars Sioiioret
"Therese Raquin," a movie based
on the novel by Zola, will be
shown at 8 p.m. today in the Un-
dergraduate Library.
The movie is directed by Mar-
cel Carne and stars Simone Sig-
noret, winner of the Academy
Award for best actress of the year
for her performance in "Room at
the Top."

Frosh Girls
To Present
Team Skits
"Why ah calin't tell you our
theme, honey chile . . . It's a
secret! But y'all do come to the
Diag between 12 and 1 p.m. today
to see the Maize Team do a skit
for Frosh Weekend," drawled Car-
la Schwartz, '63, Maize Team
Publicity Chairman.
"And did you know that a little
blue boo has come to campus?"
asked Deborah Horowitz, '63, Blue
Team Publicity Chairman. "Be on
the Diag 12 to 1 p.m. Friday to
see why little boo is blue."
All freshman women with a
scholastic grade point average of
2.0 or better still are, eligible to
participate in Frosh Weekend.
Girls who wish to join teams may
come to the Undergraduate Office
of the League between 3 and 5
p.m. today and tomorrow. Begin-
ning next Monday, girls will be
arbitrarily assigned to teams.
This year Frosh weekend falls
on April 29-30. The two teams
compete with each other to see
which can present the best dance
and floorshow.

-Daily-Larry Vanics
SERVANT MEETS DOCTOR-The doctor's servant is confronted
by his master in this scene from the fantasy "The Pastry Baker"
after he impersonates the doctor in order to get the "goodies."

The play was originally longer,
popular "genero chico" or short
David Peele, '63; Ronald Bern-I
stein, '63; Elaine Kolasa, '62;
Janice Hamblin, '60; Jean Hart-
wig, '62, and Barbara Mordy.
There will be no intermission
between the two plays. The scene
change will be integrated into an
overall repertory pattern, and the
stage hands, dressed as Eliza-
bethian clowns, will appear on

but was shortened to the more
The presentation of "L o v e
Magic" and "The Pastry Baker"
marks the fifth laboratory play-
bill production in a series of 10
to be presented this semester.
"The Laboratory Playbill offers
a training ground for student tal-
ent in all phases of production, as
well as good entertainment for the
University campus," Al Katz, Lab-
oratory Playbill coordinator, said.





"Advertising: Image or llustration"
TODAY at 3 P.M.
Arch. Aud.-102 Arch. Building
This is a series of lectures on the interrelationship of advertising
and social behavior sponsored jointly by Dept. of Art, Dept. of
Journalism and School of Business Administration.
* e
TONIGHT and tomorrow
at 7:00 and 9:00
Short: Question in Togoland
Saturday and Sunday
at 7:00 and 9.15
. 50 cents

The Doctor's Dilemma.
Shaw's satire on the 'medical
profession, our feature Thurs-
day and Friday, poses the prob-
lem of a successful physician
who has the choice of curing
either a poor but honorable
general practicioner or an un-
scrupulous but charming artis-
tic genius. Shaw's precise, wit-
ty dialogue demands a cast
with a sense of his ironic style
and, fortunately, Robert Mor-
ley, Felix Aylmer and the rest
do justice to this intellectual
duel. Less fortunately, however,
producer and adapter Anatole
de Grunwald, in his desire to
make a handsome period piece
of the film, softened some of
the author's most tranchant
satire, committing at least one
absurdity that must have had
Shaw spinning in his grave like
a dervish.
That moment apart, the pic-
ture is a highly enjoyable ver-
sion of a purely disinterested



Released in 1935, our Satur-
day and Sunday showing, Cap
tain Blood, was seen as Warner
Brothers answer to M.G.M.'s
Mutiny on the Bounty. It took
Mutiny's formula, a dashing,
rebellious sea hero pitted
against a Simon Legree-like vil-
lain and turned out a picture
fully as successful as its prede-
The picture cost $1,000,000 at
a time when it was difficult to
think of ways to spend $1,000,-
000. The bulk of the sum was
sent on production. The 17th
century setting for the adapta-
tion of Sabatini's novel of p1-
racy .is reconstructed with me-
ticulous attention to detail;
authentic down to the last cut-
Warner Brothers risked this
handsome package on a young
unknown actor, Errol Flynn, in
the title role. The gamble paid
off, of course. The studio made
a great deal of money and
Flynn was presented with a role
he played with unflagging de-
votion for the next 20 years.
Even the Depression audi-
ences were not short-changed.
They were given a thoroughly
enjoyable bit of marshmallow
to divert them from their woes.
--Cinema Guild Management


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