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PAGE TWO
Play
M1IES ACI
CLOSES IT
FOR PROP
Organization W
Than 25 Year
Professor
WINDT IS NO
Laboratory Prod
Originated in
Graduates
By Beach Co
With the recent
former Mimes the
sity dramatic o
Production, hasc
to the fore in c
But behind this
long story of
struggle for exis
many other com
tions, its handica
tages.
More than 25 y
D. T. Hollister,c
partment, was dir
duction. Few of
dents suspect the
the speech depar
existence for suc
time. At that ti
the few dramati
the campus. Pro:
mained director

THE MICHIGAN

DAILY

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUAAY 26, 1 31

Production Ends Lon

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QUISITION
S BATTLE
as Started More
rs Ago Under
Hollister.
W DIRECTOR

IRISH PRODUCER WAS INVITED HERE
TO DIRECT PLAY PRODUCTION WORK

versity of Porto Rico
Important Institution

uction of Drama
1925; Many
Win Fame.
anger, Jr., '32
acquisition of the
eatre, the Univer-
rganization, Play
come prominently
ampus dramatics.
sudden rise is the
Play Production's
tence among the
petitive organiza-
Lps and disadvan-
years ago, Prof. R.
of the speech de-
rector of Play Pro-
the present stu-
at this division of
tment has been in
:h a long period of
me it was one of
c organizations on
rfessor Hollister re-
until the fall of

RLL" By Roland A. Goodman, '32.
IrH The University of Porto Rico,
whose debating team wilt visit Ann
~ Arbor Thursday night, is recognized
Prof. Martin Sprengling to Talk as the most important institution
on Taha Husayn, Egyptian of higher learning on the island.
Philoso.her, Critic. Aside from a few "colleges" which
I s _,C,.correspond to better high schools in
America, it is the only school of
Prof. Martin Sprengling, of the high rating in Porto Rico. It has
Oriental institute at the University about 1,800 pupils.
of Chicago, -ill lecture at 4:15'
oclock Friday aftenoon in Natural The University is located near
Science auditorium, taking as his I San Juan, territorial capital. The
subject the blind social philosopher first debates with an American col-
and literary critic of nociern Egypt lege were held in 1926, with the
Taha Husayn. University of Arizona. There were
Husayn is the product of both two contests, one in Spanish, and
occidental and oriental schools of one in English, with the visitors
education; he received his first winning the former, and the Porto
training at the old Moslem Azhar Ricans the latter.
university, and in later years stud- The first team to be sent north
ied under European scholars, in- made its tour in 1928, visiting New
cluding Nallino, the two GuidisYork university first. This debate,
and Enno Littmann. argued in Spanish, "was perhaps
As a result of his training, Hu- the first intercollegiate contest held
sayn has been much influenced by in that language in the states," says
French social philosophy and criti- an announcement issued by the
cism. For this reason, he has been team.
regarded with some suspicion in Other schools met in this tour in-
conservative Moslem circles, in cluded Yale, Harvard, Princeton,
spite of his prominence. Professor Amherst, Mount Holyoke college,
Sprengling, however, regards him and Boston university. The Centro
as the most important of the men Espanol of Yale, student organiza-
who are trying to introduce into tion interested in all Spanish ac-
Arabic lands a critical modern tivities, gave the Porto Rico team
view of their own history and cul- an opportunity to debate in Span-
ture. "He is in my estimation the ish, and became so interested that
hest mind in modern Egpvt and is! it has since made a trip to the

Recognized as Most
for Learning on Island
and is a fiery speaker. Hie has lived
in the Unit~ed StatesIle is an
all-A student, and is majoring in
education.
Juan Enrique Geigel, says Plard,
is a new member of the team. le
starred in speaking in high school,
being class orator and president.

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During boys' week on the island, he
was governor of Porto Rico for '1 ' Arehitectural society's an-
day. iai May party will take place on
The third member of the team, My l in Waterman gymnasium,
Victor M. Guiterrez, is a newcomer lmy iudsen, '31A, president of
to the university, a graduate stu-|the organization, announced yester-
dent. He has attended a New Eng-' dy. The theme of the affair as
land university in the United pIlanned by the decorations com-
States. mitte will be "The Descent of the
' Man , the subject of which
having been decided at a meeting
of the executive council of the so-
What's Going Onciety held several weeks ago.
Intead of a, competition to de-
termine the designer of the affair
Majestic - Jack Oakie in "The as was the custom in the past, three
Gang Buster" with Jean Arthur men, composing a design commit-
and William (the other one) Boyd. tee, are in charge of the decorations.
Michigan -Greta Garbo in "In- The trio includes Colt W. Meade,
spiration" with Robert Montgomery, '30A, who won the competition sev-
Lewis Stone, and Marjorie Ram- eral years ago, Frederick J. Scwet-
beau. zer, '31A, art editor of the 'Ensian
Wuerth-Marilyn Miller in "Sun- and Lorne E. Marshall, '31A, presi-
ny" with Joe Donahue and Law- dent of the Studio Art club.
rence Gray. Preliminary plans for the affair
call for the installation of booths
GENERAL in the same manner as those of the
Tryouts-Daily editorial and bus- J-Hop of wnich nine will be reserv-
iness staffs begin tryouts at 4 ed for the various organizations of
o'clock, Press building, Maynard the college. Each booth will take
street. care of its own decoration and will
Organ Recital-Palmer Christian, compete for a decoration prize
4:15 o'clock, Hill auditorium. which will be announced later.

GROUPANNOUNCES
PLANS FOR PARTI
Architectural Society to Present
Annual Function May 15
in Gymnasium.

The above picture was taken when Lennox Robinson, director of
the Abbey theatre of Dublin, Ireland, was brought to Ann Arbor for
a month by Play Production to direct several plays. He also directed
one of his own plays, "The White-Headed Boy."v

challenge to the other dramatic
groups on the campus with the pro-
duction of two productions, "A Ro-
mantic Young Lady," and "Hell-
Bent Fer Heaven." These were as
interesting plays as had ever been
presented because of the difficult
characterization and the mastery'
of the particular dialect. The last
show of the year, Molnar's "The
AV.q h Thing." g according to

HANN ENCOURAGCES
BIRD HABIT STUDY'

Professor

of Zoology DiscussesI

i

Ornithology in Studio

r

1925.T Two years before that, in y 611 11,
1923, the first summer productions critics of the time, was perhaps the Radio Address.
had been begun, and a regular most finished presentation that has
stock company, such as exists now, ever appeared on the campus. Prof. Harry W. Hann, of the zoo-!
was not formed because the com- Windt Appointbd. logy department, offered encour-
pletk details could not be worked In the summer of 1927, after the agement to students of birds in a
out satisfactorily. In 1925, how- Henderson Players had closed their radio address, yesterday, from the
eve'r. Professor Hollister relinquish- regular stock repertoire, the first campus studio. He stressed the
ed the directorship to David Owen,' public, student-directed show was necessity of the beginners becom-
a graduate of Stanford, since with given in Ann Arbor, a red-letter ing familiar with the migratory
th retirement -of Prof. Trueblood day in the history of Play Produc- habits of the birds, their nesting
he was made temporary head of tion. The vehicle for this event was I habits, and method of rearing the
the speech department. I "Minnick," by Edna Ferber and young.
Owen Made Head. George Kauffman. "A number of the best bird stu-
Owen had had previous experi- Dr. Fleischmann suffered a break- dents I know," he said, " are peo-
ence in the professional theatres, down in the fall of 1927, and Val- ple who have had little or no col-
and is at present dramatic director entine B. Windt was brought to the lege training in the field, and whoI
of the Columbia broadcasting stu- University from the Drama School
dios at Chicago. The foremost pro- of the Carnegie Institute of Tech-
duction of that year was "He Who nology as director, which position RADIO TODAY
Gets Slapped," in which Owen him- he has held ever since then. Under Emily V. White, instructor in
self played the leading role. After Windt, the first student-written I
a year as director, he left the Uni- plays were presented, which were pRhymic Work"at 2 o'clock this
versity to become director of dra- judged by Jessie Bonstelle, of the afternoon from the broadcasting
matics at Northwestern University Bonstelle theatre in Detroit, Prof. studioo Sidney Straight, tenor,
and also the North Shore Guild of Wallace, head of the Carnegie In- will present the musical pro-
Chicago. With the appointment of stitute drama school, and Mr. Dan-w
Prof. James M. O'Neill as head of iel Quirk, director of the Little ,ram.
the speech department, Dr. Earl theatre in Ypsilanti. They selected
Fleischnb ann, of the speech depart- "The Joiners," by Arthur Hinckley, are busy most of the week with
ment, wes named as director. '29, as the winning play. In June other lines of work. They have
It was under Fleischmann's re- the first season of the Michigan learned to know the birds well,
gime that the practcie of labora- Repertory Players was inaugu:ated, however, by spending a portion of
tory plays was inaugurated. Twen- directed by Professor Wallace and their spare time in the field year
ty-five full length modern plays, l Windt. One new presentation w:., after year."
student-acted and student-directedI given each week, and the same cus- Among the birds which may be
were produced before small invited Iftom was followed last summer. e--,ected toarriv, f-rom the S outh

very influential," Professor Spreng-f
ling has said.
Professor Sprengling is a gradu-
ate of Northwestern college in Wis-
consin, his native state. He con-
tinued his advanced studies in the
American School of Archaeology at
Jerusalem and at the University of
Chicago, where he received his doc-
tor of philosophy degree in 1914.I
He was professor of classics in 1910
and 1911 at Northwestern college,
instructor in Semitics at HarvardG
university from 1911 to 1915, and
has since been a member of the
faculty of the University of Chi-
cago.
Emil Lorch Reelected
to Architectural Pos
Professors Emil G. Lorch, head of
the architectural school, and Albert
J. Rousseau, of the architectural
faculty, have returned from Grand
Rapids where they attended the
annual convention of the Michigan
Society of Architecture. At the con-
vention, Professor Lorch was re-
elected a director of the organiza-
tion.

island.
The hurricane of 1929 prevented
a tour that year, but in 1930 anoth-
er short one was made. Having re-
solved to continue the work of in-
creasing interest in "things His-
panic," the most extensive journey
of all was scheduled for 1931.
Antonio J. Colorado, captain of
the team, is an interesting figure,
according to Arturo Plard, '33,
whose home is in San Juan. Plard
knows some of the members of the
team.. Colorado, he says, has par-
ticipated in every debate since 1928,
P E N S

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Marilyn Idgialler

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her perfect with the other. Just an unblushing bride trying to make a
go if "it."
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audiences, since it was at this time
that !he University hall auditorium
was c ondemned for public purposes.
More students had an opportunity
to acct in plays during that year
than ever before or since. Play
Production had to rely upon the
Mimes theatre for the staging of
its p iblic shows, since the Comnedyf
Club had no stage of its own, and
the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre was
in the' hands of the architects.
Stage Molnar Play.
It was also in this year that Play
Prod uction indicated its first real

By dint of saving, and producing sock . ccording to Professor Hann,
several very successful public shows, are t 'oon, various kinds of ducks,
enough money was obtained to re- the C ada goose, killdeer, morn-
model and redecorate the Univer-I ing dove, red-winged blackbird,
sity hall theatre, which served as meadow-lark, bronzed grackle, rob-
the home for Play Production until in and bluebir.
this fall, when the Mimes theatre,
its properties and stage equipment,
were acquired from the Union. At
present, the Laboratory theatre, as
it has been renamed, is the closest
approach to a University theatre ...
the campus knows, and will proba-a

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to come.

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