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itan Club's


The Club's




e of the
cent and
.n of the

:iety of cam-
. has been
of a series
ted by cast-
sland before
acts ranging
f the Rabin-
o a Chinese
rry Lauder
rogram, the
r1s' play and
Thank You,
unior Girls5

in public in Russia due to her high
rank. The Barinya, or dance of the
16th century noblewoman is a na-
tional dance, but was danced only in
privacy in the homes of the ariwto-
cracy during its greatest vogue. It
never became public until 1907-08
when Mademoiselle Geltzer included
it in her famous "Swarn's Lake" h l-
let. The dance is characterized by un-
usual grace and rhythmic beauty.
Madame Lapteva will wear a cqs-
tume in this dance which is a complete
copy of an historical costume worn
by Irina. sister of the great Czar Boris
Godonoff in the late 16th century. Thej
head-dress is of particular beauty,.
being crown like and finely wrought'
in the old style of jewel setting.
Following Madame Lapteva's dance,
the Gopak, a present day Russian Folk
dance, will be presented ;Uy four Rus-i
sians under the direction of 'Madame
Lapteva. The Gonak comes from the
Ukraine, and is very popular among'
young people, whose particular dance
it has become. Mlles. Nina Lototzky
and Olga Bibikora with Messrs. L.
Lapteva and M. M. Sourant will pre-j
sent the dance. These four Gopak
dancers are refugees from Constanti-.
nople, coming to this country in 1923.
The girls are in high school in De-
troit, and planto enter the University
in the near future.
Stefan P. Kozakevitch, famous Rus-
sian baritone, accompanied by Mrs.
Charles H. Bennett of Detroit, will
sing three numbers: The Snow Storm,
by V. Sokolov; Stillness of the Night,
by Kashevarov; and The Two Grena-
diers, by Schumann. The first is a
distinctly Russian song, being the
story of a Russian boy sturdily plung-
ing through a blinding snow-storm
striving to reach the warmth and com-
fort of his home. The second is a
highly poetic melody expressing the
beauty of serenity, the perfect peace
of a springtime night in Russia. The
third, well known and ever popular
is the story of the loyalty of the
guardsmen of Napoleon, faithful until

Lcts. Fred
he part of
W. Spana-
an Amer-
the casts
As will ap-
ecked cap-

Viewed In Retros




In 1906 when the foreign students Professor Hildner says: "I
( registered at the University of Michi- production of its kind tb
gan numbered about fifty, a desire was been put on at the Ui
felt for some organization that while Michigan."
supplying a social need, would afford Although as a theatric
both an opportunity for an exchange j was an acknowledged sw
of ideas on international problems, financial venture it was
and a means of fostering a sympa- and it sunk the club hea'
thetic feeling between students of dif- Not to be beaten so early
ferent nationalities. C(onsequently however, the Cosmopolites
there was formed a local chapter of mendable persistence, pr
the national organization of Cosmo- following year "The Mai
politan Clubs which extends through- a play written and direct
out the United States and Canada. fessor J. Raleigh Nelson.
The conditions of eligibility were from an Ann Arbor Tim
based on those of the first Cosmopoli- Jan. 12, 1917, says: "The
tan Club in Europe, the Corda Fra- unified plot with an Ameri
tres, which existed in Germany for the It incorporates five lit
German, and in Italy for Italians. plays, each representing
They were cosmopolitan in so far as customs of the country
they were interested in each other. It In a later criticism the
was soon discovered at Michigan, states: ''The play itself
however, that a group of people which in playwriting into which
had as an objective the encourage- the charm of the South S
ment of a deeper understanding be- the religious mysticism of
tween nations, could not adhere to the the pomp and gorgeousi
earlier European idea of cosmopoli- China of a thousand ye
tanism, but must embrace also as quaint and pathetic story o
members, Amiericans who Were in in cherry blossom time, a
sympathy with the problems and dif- beat or two from darkest A
ficulties of other peoples. play was successful from e
The local chapter of the Cosmopoli- point, and encouraged the
tan Club began its existence in a an entertainment each ye
rather pretentious way by maintain- not on such a large scale
ing a club house at 614 Monroe St., two, but more on the or
where twelve members lived and Michigan "Spotlight." C
where an occasional dinner was held we find records of a "Ja
for other members. Through lack of "Fandango," an "All-Nati
sufficient money, however, this under- until the present year brin
taking was abandoned and the Cos- Club's ninth annual prod
mopolitan Club was forced to entertain ternational Night," a mor
itself in a less expensive way, with offering than the simple, va
picnics in the spring and an occas- tertainment of late years.
ional dinner a tthe old Michigan Un- Throughout its existence
ion in 'the winter. versity of Michigan, the
In 1909 a convention of Cosmopoli- 'tan club has enjoyed the
tan Clubs was held in Ann Arbor and and interest of a large num
the Michigan chapter entertained dele- ulty members, many of
gates from Cornell, Ohio State, Chi- been of assistance in carr
cago, Northwestern University, Pur- lecture program which m
due, Missouri, Harvard, Illinois, and sible for students to ente
Iowa. Benjamin Trueblood, then sec- mate discussions of natic
retary of the American Peace Society, Of these, it is necessary to
delivered a lecture on the "Five Great cial mention of Professi
Problems of the International Peace wiho for a number of years
Movement." At this meeting, rules the club at ,its bi-monthl;
,were adopted to the effect that "every endearing himself to its me
member of the association shall write his kindly interest and wis
twice a year to his home people, cor- All of the Club enterpri
recting erroneous impressions they into with financial aims
may hold through misinformation or undertaken with one idea-
lack of knowledge, concerning cus- lishment of a loan fund
toms and affairs in this country." The students who through so
club became nationally affiliated at tune are prevented from fin
this time. college work. It sometim
From 1909 to 1914 might be called that foreign mail becomes
the period of re-organization in the rives very late, and th'e
Club. In 1914 Prof. J. A. C. Hildner pending on money from
of the German department became of- himself in a predicament u
ficial advisor, and with his advent the is someone from whom he
Club assumed an air of definite pro- what he needs to tide hi]
gress. Here the annual spring trip is the aim of the club, them
- became an established tradition. This able to supply that need v
s trip consisted of visits to Grand arises. by means of a loan
Rapids, Jackson ,Battle Creek, Kala- Aside from its activities
mazoo and Detroit, where foreign stu- purposes or financial gain
dents were given a chance to observe politan Club is a real ag


ng the performance, the en-
ill join in singing the first
he "Yellow and Blue."
ees in charge of the en-

tertainment are:
Izly Programs, Harold A. Marks, '26;
N ublicity, Robert S. Mansfield, '26;
ong; tRussian acts and Stage Properties,
lbert John Akerman, '24E; Swiss Act, Fred
,y Hediger, '24E; Treasurer, K. K. Wong,
'24; Assistant to Directors, Harold M.
Nowels, '24; General Chairman, Carl-
he ton F. Wells, Grad.;- Posters, Robert
hree Y. Chew, '26; Tickets, Rensis Likert,
fam-',26E; Women, Charlotte A. Blagdon,
eard '25; Speakers, Jane Skillen. '24; Filu-
alect pino club, J. A. Enriquez, '26M; Chin-
hich se club, W. L. Hsu, Grad.; Nippon
Lia. club, Y. Amari, '25E; Hindustan club,
him, A. N. Ryar, '24; Music, Luoile Bel-
rable lamy, '25. Junior Girls' play orches-
k to tra: First Violins: Lucile Bellamy,
evel- '25, (director), Pauline Kaiser, S. of,
n by M, Gertrude Frederick, '25, Dorothy
rom- Alban, '25. Cello, Waiter Battles,
: the '25E; Bass, Wilfred Wilson, Piano,
Vivian North, '25Ed; Flute, WalterI
iich- Shipley, '26; Clarinet, Clarence Tap-
hibi pan, '26; Trumpets, Lloyd Preston,.
form '24E, L. C. Cooper, '24; Trombone,!
bill. Donald Bullock, '25E; Drums, Merl
Wa- Underwood.
s in- Tickets for the performance are on'
lain- sale in Wahr's bookstore and in the
for main corridor of the Library at 50(
per- cents.
Jiu- 'cents.
skill ,


Madami~ie Lalite va; botomi, left, group of char.
Iniserts, Join iRorlck, '241) and two inembery

Sonie of the cast of International light Entertainment. Top,
aeters i "Chitra" (Spedding Photo); right, Stefan P. Kozakevitch.,
of the opak Dancig Troupe.


ve ane s
ipanese T
t of the
merly at
ill act a
ion, exp
d throws
e. Both
te art of
ation of

uth African
part of Jo-
nslad, South
headed last!
be accorn-
y, '25.j
Fred Hedi-
wiss yedelers
cured to fill'
The men are


Club President
Gives Purposes
Of Organization
The purpose of the CosmopolitanI
Club is first of all to get acquainted
with representatives of the different,
nations, and second to find out what
their aims and customs are. The fact
that the Cosmopolitan Club is not wellI
known on our campus is undeniable,
and this may be explained in that the'
results of the club's work do not ap-
pear immediately. The field in which
we work is a broad one, and it may
even be centuries before the ideals
become facts.
Should we be able to educate the
people of any nation to that point
where they all begin to realize the
importance of cooperation with the
neighboring nation,hand to treat the
neighbor nation with respect, we cer-'
tainly would have gained a new stepI
along the road to higher civilization.]
Any man joining the organization]
learns that while he should love the
flag of his own country, he should at
the ani atim reasnect that of every'

t,(WMAMA f that he is very much like Jack or Bill something of what is best in the Uni-
What I think about the Cosmopoli- -simply a human being with his vir- versity education. After we learn to
tan Club. The Club is: ti=tes or vices.
1. A place where I can express Cosmopolitan Club with its monthly
my ideas freely meetings in Lane Hall, many recep- ways of, thinking and study, we rea-
El 1
tions in the best of American homes,, ize that the University education 1s
enemy and I can meet and in most and other social affairs, in my opinion idealistic because the liberal educa-
inm n a me n nm s thebs mdu-orte reg in.ehd sut u
cordial terms tell each other the politi- is the best medium for the foreign tion method suits our intellectual
ca1 points where our countries have student to meet and get acquainted tastes and gives chances for the free
failed with Americans and for Americans !healthy development of the mind. One
3. A place where I sympathize with to see and to study the young people of the great gifts of our University
him. from all over the world .,, life is the impression of great profes-
4 By the way, I suggest that ten years sors whose personality strikes us as
4.v Apacntrysenwicytacsminon firom now I will be writing letters to the incarnation of the essence of what
love my country's enemy as mine own at least ten big leaders of the nations the ideal education has created.
people. Iat present members of Cosmopolitan The social, religious, and other cam-G
5. A place which teaches me that Club, and by going to our "Interna- pus activities can help nurture the
my neighbors' country is entitled to tional Night" May 8th, we may be able students' mental growth, and spiritual
the same just claims as my own. to see how grateful those embryo conscience as basis for their future
6. A place that teaches me to think leaders ,re in their college days. leadership in different lines of life.
that every country, big or small, has J. D. Akerman, '24E. Although the misuse of freedom may
the right to live, develop and protect E-sometimes lead the student to turn
is. Jpnsoeis
itself. JaplaI Ioff the trail, its underlying spirit of-
7. A place where I can meet an in-1 What I think of MIichigan fers us an educational value which we
tellectual person from the farthest I take it a great privilege to have may well learn, and adopt in future
corner of the earth' and hear from him the opportunity to study in this Uni- when we get the chance to hold the
things about his country as if I were; versity. With our different background helms of our educational institutions,
there. 1- and educational training, we have to some of which are still lingering near
8. A place where racial and na- pay dearly for the fruits we aim at, the boundaries of the old conservative
tional hatred disappears. but it is worth paying to acquire field. An eminent educationalist of-
9. A place that teaches me that fered me some advice when I was
power is not justice, peace is not a about to leave the country last year,
Utopia, and that wars between na- "I advise you tostay in America at
Lin an be eliminated, COSQOIT IS I least three or four years in order to
10. And above all, in the Cosmo- understand the best in American edu-
politan I am learning to think "In- Ii1 To promote among all stu- i cation and life. People who studied-
ternationally." I dents closer international rela- I in America just a year or two have
Jack J. Schwartz, '25E, I tions, mutual understanding and ! brought back the superficial knowl-
Roumania. tI(friendship. I edge and conception of America, and
To facilitate foreign study. that is not the kind of people we want
Russia I To unite student movements ( in our educational field." -
Ifaving been a foreigner in three|| and organizations throughout the Through a proces of doubts and
re-- --z~re 'rn~ nai# n -irnfi:-i3 : 1I world.I_-___ ___-i _

mopolitan in spirit and d

inctUniversity, for the so
greatest national andi
Club A dventure ______ems
InHuman StudyP
The fact that the Cosmopolitan clubI
is open to American as well as foreign
membership is unfortunately little.. WERICIN ART


factory and business methods of
American manufacturing concerns.
That this plan was and is worth whilea
is proved each successive year by the
satisfaction expressed by students with
what they have seen and with the
warm hospitality accorded them by
the Board of Commerce and towns-I
people in all the cities of their itin-
But the club was not satisfied with
its activities, and two years later
staged the "All. Nation Revue," which
was an elaborate combination of pan-'
tomime and pageant in which every
nation was represented. Of this revue,

rm the
ell song
-_ . 4

r from Canton
Hofman and'
a Zurich; Emil
penthal r, from
ractive feature
>e the Barinya,
entury Russian
"Swan's Lake"'
Lapteva, who
by birth a Rus-
r husband, for-I

education of the America
foreign student. Its princij
is to create and encourage
students a sympathetic und
and sincere friendship.
friendship and intimacy mT
ably force these young stud(
lize how false and untenal
barriers that human selfish
between races and nationa
so they become represental
University, of great fore
toward world unity and b
'In this age and the next,
will be looking to some of t
people who have been mad

known. At present there are only 12
American students enrolled. The fol-
lowing communication from one of the3
Atnerican members tells of his interest
in the work.
When I became a Cosmopolitan
member at Michigan, it was not with
any "hands across the sea" idea, in a
geographical sense, for Cosmopolitan-
ism is not a matter of geographical
contact, as so many people seem to
th'ink. I regarded it as an adventure
in human nature, an effort toadiscover
and explore minds other than Ameri-
can, with a view to broadening my
own experience and helping others to4
broaden theirs. Personally I have
been well satisfied with the resultsG
of my discoveries and explorations,
and I find that "Cosmopolites" in gen-
eral feel the same way. In the Michi-

Seeing an exhibit of paint
American artists is like listen
symphony orchestra trying
jazz, was the judgment of Prof
Blach, of the University of Ka:
an exhibit of American pictur
According to the critic, si.
is the keynote of the exhibit.
are no unnecessary lines and
ors are the interpretation of tb
.!Although he said the picture
the bestthat have been seenh
year, Professor Blach compa
colors of the paintings to su
water or the colors found on
"People will like the better
work as they are educated to
as nursery rhymes appeal to t
and Dante is far out of his re

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