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THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, MAY

22, 1932.

PRINCETON HEAD PLAY PRODUCTION STAFF TO DIRECT
xI, PROGRAM OF ENGLISH CLASS PLAYS
IO D LThe production of student writ- "Often his attempt to grapple
ten plays to be given at the Labor- with such traditions makes him lose
f satory Theatre this week is unique in ght of the actual play, and his
r tr hareti ekisuiunIro ductian becomes a iumla of im-

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IIULN I U L i

Michigan
First

Has Official Ring for
Time in History
of School.

COMBINES

FEATURES

League, Union Views Engraved
on Sides of Ring; Made in
Gold and Silver.
An official ring has been adopted
by the Student Council for the Uni-
versity of Michigan students. It
is the first time in the history of
the school that an official ring has
been selected.
The ring .is made, with or without
a stone, in gold or silver. Either a
fraternity, sorority or a Law club
crest may begattached to the stone
on the ring.. This combination
makes it both a fraternity or so-.
irority ring, as well as a college ring.
Afront, view of the Uion is en-
graved on one side, while a like
view of the League is engraved on
the other. Below both of these two
engravings is an' image of a wol-
verine, and then the year.
Samples of the rings are now on
display in the Arcade Jewelry Shop,
the official Ann Arbor distributors
of the ring.
Over 200 other schools in the
country have already adopted an
official ring, including such colleges
as Notre Dame; Dartmouth, and Il-
linois.
There will be distributors of these
rings, made by Josten's Treasure-
Craftsmen, in all large cities, so
that mmbers of the Michigan
alumni may secure them.
TUNGOIL B uT1
TO1BE HELD UN I
Speech by Ruthven, Presentation
of Cooley Cane to Feature
Tung Oil Dinner.
An address by President Alexan-
der G. Ruthven, the presentation
of the Cooley Cane, and the pres-
ence of members of seven other en-
gineering school societies will fea-
turethe annual Tung Oil banquet
of the Sigma Rho Tau debating
fraternity, June 1 in the Union.
The Cooley Cane is given each
year to the Junior member of Sig-
manRho Tau who has beenout-
standing in forensic work during
the year. This year the cane will
be presented by Asistant Dean Al-
fred H. Lovell.

that the bill is being arranged en-
tirely by students in the Play Pro-
duction classes," said Mr. Valentine
B. Windt, director of Play Produc-
tion yesterday in an interview. "The
stagecraft and direction is all ac-
cording to the students' own plans
Sand according to their own execu-
tion."
"This year's plays offer good vari-
ety in kind for the stuaent directors
-ranging as they do from melo-
drama to high comedy,"~ he said.
"The directors are showing consid-
erable skill in grappling with the
problems of interpretation and
staging. Indeed, the direction seems
to be better than any I have seen
from students in the past four
years."
When asked what he considered
the value in such a production as
that to be given this Wednesday and
Thursday, Mr. Windt said: "It is of
value to the playwright to see his
'workactually mounted on the stage,
for it subjugates his play to what I
like to call the life-and-breath
test."
"It is not easy to make charac-
ters alive. Often it is a matter of
theatrical trickery, and always it
is a matter of theatre terminology.
Production is one of the finest ways
I know of making a would-be play-
wright think in terms of the the-
atre."
He continued: "It is of value to
the would-be director to produce
these new plays, for he has a chance
at original interpretation. One of
the greatest hardships to a young
director is the existence of stage

A sociate" Press Photo
Edward Dickinson Duffield of
South Orange, N. J., was appointed
acting presdent of Princeton Uni-
versity. He will assume office uponI
the retirement of John Grier Hib-
ben in June.
Detectives Follow Condon as He
Speeds Through Connecticut
on Mystery Errand.

DANBURY, Conn,, May 21.-(P)- traditions'.
Dr. John F. Condon, "Jafsie" of.
the Lindbergh kidnapping case, ar-
rived at a roadhouse on the out- Track Team Takes
skirts of Danbury shortly before Confernc
noon today after driving here at a e e Title
high rate of speed from New York. (Continued from Page 1)
Two New York detectives, trail-
ing him in another car, said they Illinois, 1931. Also betters world's
did not know themselves where he mark of 0:14.4 by Thompson, Dart-
and they were going. mouth, 1920).
We haven't the slightest idea," 880-yard run-Won by Hornbos-
one of them said. tel, Indiana; second, Turner, Mich-
Condon anounced he was going igan; third, Smith, Illinois; fourth,
to have lunch at the roadhouse, but Kenny, Purdue; fifth, Lemen, Mich-
did not say where he was going igan. Time, 1:56.5.
from there. 220-yard dash-Won by Bennett,
He ran into some acquaintances Ohio State; second, Hellmich, Illi-
in the cafe, and, pointing to the! nois; third, Fazekas, Ohio State;
reporters and the detectives with fourth, Renwick, Michigan; fifth,
a smile, said: Thompton, Minesota. Time, 0:20.5.
"I just can't seem to get away (New Western Conference record;
for a quiet little jaunt by myself." former record of 0:20.6 made byI
Two New Jersey state policemen Simpson, Ohio State, in 1929; also
called at Condon's home in the betters world's record of 0:20.6 made
Bronx before he left. It had been by Locke, Nebraska, in 1926).
announced h e would examine Discus-Won by ,Broks, Michigan,
rogues gallery pictures in Newark 148 ft. 1% in.; second, Purma, Illi-
today. nois, 145 ft. 9 in.; third, Kabat, Wis-
consin, 142 ft. 11% in.; fourth, Sim-
P STERS ON WAR mns, Wisconsin, 141 ft. 2 in.; fifth,
Theis, Ohio State, 139 ft. 212 in.
BEING DISPLAYED, Two-mile run-Won by Brock-
smith, Indiana; second, Hill, Mich-
Famous Foreign Artists Exhibit igan; t h i r d, Watson, Indiana;
. . :fourth, Currell, Minnesota; fifth.
in World's Largest Collection. Courtwright, Wisconsin. T i in e,
9:37.9.
What is believed to be the largest Hammer throw-Won by Bidding-
collection in the world of posters er, Indiana, 157 ft. 10%2 in.; second,
and cartoons dealing with war will Cox, Michigan,.145 ft. 10 in.; third,
be on display this afternoon and Johnson, Ohio State, 145 ft. 6% in.;
evening a t the Congregational fourth, Youngerman, Iowa, 145 ft.
church. The collection has been l in.; fifth, Holle, Minnesota, 1381
made during the past fifteen years ft. 11 in.
by Prof. F. S. Onderdonk, of the 220-yard low hurdles-Won b y
College of Architecture. . Saling, Iowa; second, Scheisley,
Professor Onderdonk has grouped Minnesota; third, Egleston, Mich-,
the pictures in such a way as to igan; fourth, Crouch, Indiana; fifth,.
furnish striking contrasts and il- Black, Ohio State. Time, 0:23.
lustrate the opposite viewpoints of (Equals accepted world's record by
those who are for and against war. Brookins, Iowa, 1924).
Particularly effective is a postor Broad jump-Won by Brooks,Chi-
bearing pictures, on one side of cago, 25 ft.; second, Gohl, Purdue,
cbaplains blessing troops, on the 23 ft. 8% in.; third, Crouch, Indiana,,
other side of Christ viewing with 23 ft. 21/2 in.; fourth, Wise, Ohio
sadness the results of man's con- State, 22 ft. 9 in.; fifth, Nelle, Illi-
flict. nois, 22 ft. 53/4 in.
Among the artists represented in One-mile relay-Won by Michigan
the collection are Honore Dautnier, (Ellerby, Glading, DeBaker and
a Frenchman; E. Holarek, a Czecho- Russell); second, Indiana; . third;
slovakian; Otto Dix, a German; and Iowa; fourth, Illinois; fifth, Ohiol
Grottgea, a Pole. State. Time, 3:22.1.

p j t A U n.. U C ;fl J - GJ J l J L ± e Vl 1 1 1
itation. These new scripts have no
traditions hovering over them, and
the student is put it- the extremely
vital position of making a tradition
of his own," Windt concluded.
OEN STDMRO
Distinguished Audience to See
Violet Heming, Lester Vail
in First Production.
(Continued From Page 1)
Juliet" have been executed by Stew-;
art Chaney, brilliant young New
York designer who is in charge of
the physical productions of the
Dramatic Season. Chaney is assist-
ant to Raymond Sovey, distinguish-
ed American artist, and has worked
with him at the famous Bergman
studios in New York. His design
for the heroine's drawing-room in
"There's Always Juliett' is done in
modernistic manner in shades of
white and brown. These match Miss
Ileming's imported Vionnet gowns
which she wears in the production.
The 1932 Dra.matic Season is th0!
third of the annual spring theatre
festivals in Ann Arbor, which gather
together each year the outstanding
artists of the New York stage and
present them in the latest New
York successes. In previous years
the outstanding actors have been
Margaret Anglin, Blanche Yurka,
Violet Heming, Tom Powers, Ernest
Cossart, Thomas Wilfred and Mar-
tha Graham.
In addition to "There's Always
Juliet," the season this year will
present,- during five weeks from
May 23 to June 25, Patricia Collinge
in "Candida"; two dance recitals
by Martha Graham; Geoffrey Kerr,
Amy Loomis and Frances Dade in
Philip Barry's "The Animal King-
dom"; special matinees of "Great
Catherine"; Violet Kemble-Cooper
and Mr. Kerr in Paul Osborne's
"The Vinegar Tree"; and Glenn
Hunter and Miss Cooper in "Peter
Ibbetson."
This year the Dramatic Season
has attracted wide: attention in
New York and Boston. All of the
New York papers have been carry-
ing announcements of the season
this week on their dramatic pages.
4 Such critics as -Burns Mantle and
Stark Young regard it of sufficient
importance to merit special articles
in their papers.,..The New York
Times for Thursday, May 18, gave a
leading article to the season.
As added features of this year's
program, the Ann Arbor Art Asso-
ciation has placed,a display of'
painting and sculpture in the Men-
delssohn theatre lobby; and Stanley
Fletcher, fellow of the Juillard
foundation at the University, will
present entre-acte music in a con-
cert manner during the plays.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
and Prof. H. M. Jones have written
forewords for the program tomor-
row night.
Seats are still available for all
performances, and are on sale at
the Mendelssohn theatre box-office
from 10 o'clock through the hur
of performance daily, except Sun-
day. The popular Wednesday and
Saturday matinees are to be pre-
sented each week during the season
at 3:15 o'clock.

iand those completing the graduate
work will be held today. Professor
Edgar G. Johnston will be the
speaker. Installation of new officers
will be held.
International Good Will Day: At
2 p.m., Charles Rand Kennedy's
"The Terrible Meek" will be pre-
sented by the Wesley Players and
motion pictures of the League of
Nations and No More War Move-
ment will be shown at a Union
Service of Ann Arbor Churches in

Seven Societies Repre

sented. I

Each of the seven organizations
endorsing the Tung Oil banquet
will be represented by speakers.
Marshall Anderson, '32E, will speak
for the student branch of the Am-
erican Society of Mechanical En-
gineers. For the American Society
of Civil Engineers the response will
be given by Fred Buchan, '32E,
chairman of the student branch.
The American Institute of Elec-
trical Engineers will be represent-
ed by Gary E. Muffly, '32E. Bazely
Johnson, '32E, former editor of the
Michigan Technic, and one of the
most brilliant after-dinner speak-
ers of the student body, will re-
spond to the toast for the Trans-
portation club.
Prof. Walter E. Lay of the auto-
motive department will talk for the'
national organization of the So-
ciety of Automotive Engineers.
The speakers for the American
Institute of Chemical Engineers
and the Aviation club have notl
been announced. William A. Zan-
der, '32E, will represent the student
branch of the American Society of
Industrial Engineers.
Cane Has Unique History.
The Cooley Cane, which has be-
come a respected honorary award
in the past three years, has a back-
ground of which few campus tro-
phies can boast. It was made from
the wood of the staggered wooden
gate posts which at one time guard-
ed tlet: diagonal from strolling eat-
tle.
These posts weict usld to a farner
by ihf administration when tHi
fencing was torn down in 1887.
Student, upon learning of the
transaction, visited the farmer, and
secretly took the posts when he re-
fused to sell them. In time the
wood was made up into canes and
Mortimer E. Cooley, then an in-
structor, was presented with one of
them by his students.
The can has since been refash-l
ioned with an ivory and gold head.
It is understood that the junior
who wins the Cooley Can each year
will deliver it over to his successor,
the following spring.
One hundred and forty-two occu-
pations are pursued by parents of
students attending the University

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