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'Jeffrey Karr' In Ann Arbor; Is
Ready For Work On Barry Play

By Brackley Shaw
In Scotland it's "Kare," but in
England it should be pronounced,
according to Geoffrey Kerr, whol
ought to know if anyone should,I
"Jeffrey Karr." Not under any cir-
cumstances is it "Jee-offrey Kurr."
The only explanation that Mr. Kerr
(remember, Karr) can give for this
is the fact that in England "clerk"
is pronounced "clark."
Mr. Kerr arrived in Ann Arbor
Sunday to begin the rehearsals for
"The Animal Kingdom" by Philip
Barry, which is to appear as the
next feature on the program pf the
Dramatic festival. "The Animal
Kingdom" is still one of the leading
attractions of the New York sea-
Mr. Kerr was bon in England
a n d attended
C h arterhouse,
one of pthe bet-
ter known of
the English
public schools.
He tells. of an
a m us ing ex-
p e r i en'c ehe
had there. A
school c o m-
pany put on a
play that was
w r it ten, di-
Geoffrey Kerr r e c t e d and
acted by Mr. Kerr. They were al-
lowed a fund of about $50 by the
school and, though the show was


an enormous success with the stu-
dents, the company went into the
red about $100. According to him
they had a "deficit."
Accordingly,"efput out books
with the words, music and pictures
of the show and tried vainly to sell
them /to his fellow students, who
couldn't buy them because they too
were broke. Finally he obtained the
consent of the housemasters to
have the price of the books put on
the bills for home. Then everyone
bought one and the deficit was
made up.
On his graduation from Charter-
house, Mr. Kerr passed his examin-
ations for Cambridge and had his
rooms engaged in Caius college
when had an opportunity to go on
the stage in a play that his father
was directing. He has been at it
ever since.
He has had a great deal of trouble
since coming to the United States
with his genuine English accent.
Soon ater arriving here he was
cast in the part of a recent Yale
graduate in Philip Barry's first
play, "You and I." When the play
was tried out at Ithaca, N. Y., he
was criticized for being a Yale man
with a Harvard accent. Laurette
Taylor, who was at that time play-
ing the part of an old Jewish wo-
man in "Humoresque," advised him
to have some American read the
part to him.
He therefore had an American
girl in the company read the part
over to him several times until he
thought he had the accent eradi-
cated. At the next performance he
went through the play concentrat-
ing on the enunciation with no
thought of the part.iAfterward,
Barry came up to him and compli-
mented him on his portrayal, say- !
ing it was "perfectly grand and the
best yet." "Thank you," Kerr re-
plied, "but how was the accent?"
"Oh," Barry replied, "never so Eng-
lish." So he gave up trying to re-
form, for which the theatre patrons
should be thankful.
At another time, Bide Dudley,
theatre critic, criticized him in his
radio review for not being consis-
tent in his English accent. Mr. Kerr
had said "can" in one place, and
"cahn't" in another, which, accord-
ing .to Mr. Dudley, the English
never did.
Ban This Year Will Be Applied
to Schools, Colleges,
Not Individuals.
Last year's auto ban regulations,
which permitted students to drive
as soon as they had completed their
respective examinations, proved to
be unsatisfactory and this year the
_ban lifting will apply to schools,
colleges, and classes and not indi-
viduals, Walter B. Rea, assistant to
the dean of students, sid yester-
The rules for this semester per-
mit students in the literary college,
the engineering school, the phar-
macy college, the schools of educa-
tion, business administration, music,
and forestry, and in the graduate
department to drive after noon on
June 14.
In the medical college seniors
may drive after 5 o'clock, June 3;
juniors after 5 o'clock, May 28;
sophomores after 5 o'clock, May 27;
freshman after 5 o'clock, June 9.
In the law school seniors, juniors,
and freshman may drive after 5
o'clock on June 9, 8, and 7, respec-
tively. In the dental school seniors+
and freshmen may drive after nooni
June 9, and juniors may drive after
noon June 11.

Graduating Students to Ballot
Sin Science Auditorium.
Senior class mock elections will
be held at 4:30 o'clock today in Na-
tural Science auditorium. The elec-
tions will be run off under the su-
pervision of the student council
with Joseph Zias, '33, council presi-
dent, presiding.
Nominations for the mock offices
will be made from the floor by class
members and balloting immediate-
ly after will be in secret.
This procedure is a departurel
from the plans followed in previous I
years when nominating was done
by ballots on one day with elections

Schmeling, Demorest, Gardiner
to Go With Expedition
as Assistants.
Exploration Party Will Continue
Prof. Hobbs' Experiments
in Meteorology.
A geological expedition to Green-
land, endorsed by the University,
will sail from New York June 14.
The expedition will be headed by
R. L. Belknap, assistant professor
of geology in the University. Evans
S. Schmeling, Grad., Max Demo-
rest, '33, and Herbert Gardner, '34,
will accompany him. Demorest ac-
companied William S. Carlson on
an expedition to Greenand last
Schmeling, who is going in the
capacity of geologist and aerologist,
Gardner who is the photographer
and botanist, and Professor Bel-
knap have made arrangements to
.sail to Greenland on the "Morris-
sey" with the Perry Memorial ex-
pedition, which is going to Cape
York' to erect a monument to Ad-
miral Perry. The geological expedi-
tion will be landed at its own base
on the west coast of Greenland.
Demorest, assistant geologist and
aerologist of the party, is first go-
ing to the University summer camp
in Kentucky. When the camp ends
he will go to Greenland by the way
of Denmark, bringing additional
supplies from Europe with him.
Base Near Glacier.
The base in Greenland is located
on the west coast at 74 degrees and
40 minutes, north latitude. It is
near the Cornell glacier.
A weather station is to be es-
taiblished and operated continually
for one year, and glacial studies are
to be made along the edge of the
ice. A reconnaissance survey is
also to be made of the area north
of the camp. This particular area
is new to exploration and is the
least known of any spot on the west
coast, it was said. It has never
been definitely covered before from
a geological standpoint.
Trips will be made over the ice
as far as the center of the country
to study weather conditions in the
interior. This kind of work is the
continuation of that which Prof.
William H. Hobbs of the geology
depatment has been sponsoring.
In organizing t h e expedition,
Professor Belknap has been assist-
,ed by Prof. Hobbs and Laurence M.
Organizations Give Assistance.
Financial assistance h a s been
given by the National Research
council and the faculty Research
organization of the University.
Practically every year since 1926
there have University of Michigan
expeditions to Greenland. Prior to
this expedition the research has
been mainly aerological. This year,
however, more attention will be
paid to glacial studies.
Prof. Belknap's expedition will
not be alone in Greenland this year,
although it is the only one from
the United States. There will be a
number of expeditions there from
other countries celebrating by fur-
ther study the fiftieth anniversary
of the International Polar Year. La
the International Polar Year. La

Cour, head of the Danish meteorol-
ogical service, is president of the
commission in charge of organiz-
ing all other expeditions, which
will work together as one unit scat-
tered over Greenland.
Tau Beta Pi Installs
Officers for 1932-33
Tau Beta Pi last night installed
its officers for 1932-33, closing its
activities for the yeaar with a din-
ner meeting at the Union.
The following men took office:
Erwin R. Boynton, president; Ward
K. Parr, Vice-president; DeElton J.
Carr, recording secretary; Harold
P. Hesler, corresponding secretary;
and Peter M. VanWingen, catalo-
ger. All are junior engineers.
Elections to the chapter advisory
board were also announced as fol-
lows: Prof. Thomas J. Mitchell of
the surveying department, Prof.
Walter C. Sadler, civil engineering,
tand Mr. Franklin L. Everett, in-

Tennis Team Defeats
OberlinCollege, 8-1
(Special to the Daily)
OBERLIN, 0., Ivay 3i.-Michi-
gan's tennis team scored a sweep-
ing victory over the Oberlin net-
men today, losing only one of
the singles matches and w~inning
all three of the doubles events.
The score was 8-1.
Captain Colby-Ryan was the
only loser of the day when he
was defeated in a singles match
by Mark of Oberlin.
Singles: Ryan lost to Mark,
4-6, 6-4, 7-5. Robert Clarke de-
feated Ward, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3. Rein-
del defeated Olds, 6-4, 6-3. Snell
won from Pett, 6-2, 6-4. Pendell
won from Brummet, 6-4, 6-0. Rol-
lin Clark defeated Klock, 6-2,
Doubles: Ryan and Clarke won
from Ward and Mark, 6-3, 3-6,
6-4. Reindel and Snell beat Olds
and Pett, 6-2, 6-3. Pendell and
Clarke defeated S h u m a n and
Klock, 6-4, 6-3./
This is the last time the five
Michigan men will play together.

of a survey of other Union organ
C ONGH PPOINTED large majority provide no remune
- iLe Detector Proves
CLASS SECRETAYtNewly Weds in Love
Will Hold Position Permanently; Bride's Blood Pressure Zooms
Class Day Discarded Because Upward in Ceremony.
of Lack of Interest.
___ sCHICAGO, May 31. - (P) - The
S. Beach Conger, Jr., '32, has been former Miss Harriet Berger, 21, and
appointed permanent secretary of Vaclaw Hund, 24, said "I do" today
the class of 1932 by David M. -and have documentary proof that
Nichol, president, it was announced they meant it.
Nichol also announced that there They were married by Judge
will be no class day this year, de- Charles B. Adams while they were
claring that lack of interest in the strapped to Northwestern Universi-
event, which has been abolished in ty's 'lie detector" and this is what
all schools except the literary col- the machine showed:
lege previous to this year, was the The bride's heart-but not the
cause for his action, bridegroom's-nearly stopped when
As permanent secretary for the the judge asked the bridegroom,
senior class Conger will keep the "Do you take this woman?" and
class in contact with the Univer- also when he said, "I prOnounce
sity and other alumni through cor- you man and wife."
respondence and organization of The bridgroom's blood pressure
reunions. rapidly and steadily decreased dur-
In accordance with the usual ing the ceremony, while the bride's
plan the graduating class will re- steadily rose.
turn to Ann Arbor for its. first re- The newlyweds really loved each
union in 1937. Conger will prepare other, acording to computations of
form letters annually relating to Charles M. Wilson, operator of the
alumni activities and mail them to "lie detector."
the members of his class. ---
Information regarding 1932 grad- WOL VERINES WIN
uates will be sent to the perman-
ent secretary, and besides keeping 0 VER OHIO STATE
it on file he will submit it to thee
"Alumnus" for publicaation. Wistert Relieves McNeal in Sixth
Conger, who will reside in Ann to Aid in Victor 8-4.
Arbor, is a member of Zeta Psi fra-
ternity. During the past year heC U~ M-)
has been editorial director of The COLUMBUS, 0., May 3l.-(AP)-
Daily. Congel is also a member of The University of Michigan nine
Druids, s e n i o r honorary society, pounded Condon, Ohio State pit-
and of Sigma Delta Chi, profession- cher, here today, for 10 hits and the
al journalistic society. Wolverines took the second of a
The plan of permanent organiza- two-game series, 8 to 4.
tion of graduating classes has been Wistert, Michigan relief -hurler,
effected in an effort to aid Univer- took the mound in the sixth to
sity alumni relations and form a stop a threatenedaBuckeye rally
basis for periodical reunions. which found the bases full and
none down. He retired the side
STUDENTS RAZZ' EDITOR without a marker and blanked the
Ohioans the rest of the way.
(Igg i News Service) Michigan ...001 031 030- 8 10 1
MADISON, Wis., May 31.-A "Stu- Ohio State . .200 011 000- 4 6 4
dent League for the Sudden Im- Batteries-McNeal, Wistert and
mersion of John B. Chapple in the Diffley; Condon and Sharp.
Waters of Lake Mendota" has been
organized at the University of Wis- Michigan Loses First Game.
Chapple, editor of the Ashland Michigan lost the first of the two
Daily Press and candidate for Uni- game series on Memorial day, 3 to
ted States senator has been active 2. The Buckeye nine scored one
during the past three months in run in the ninth to score the win-
a campaign gauged to discredit the ning marker. Travers and Diffley
university and attribute to it radi- I were the batteries for Michigan
calism, atheism and moral laxity. with Wrigley and Sharp for Ohio.
"Plans for the fourth summer 1 design. This is the first time that
season of the Michigan Repertory company has had a nationally
Players are nearing completion," known designer on its staff. Mr.
Valentine B. Windt, director Of Wyckoff has been connected for
Play Production announced yester- several years with the Manhattan
day. "We have prospects for a large Little Theatre colony, and previous
and well trained company of stu- to that with the Carnegie drama
dent players this year," he said. school.
The Michigan Repertory Players; Mr. Windt has been director of
is a group comprised of students en- the Repertory Players for the past
rolled in Play Production courses four summers, initiating its work
during the summer session, and it in the season of 1929. He is director
presents a seven weeks program of of The University of Michigan Play
plays at the Lydia Mendelssohn Production during the regular year.
theatre. Maintaining its acting and In addition to the direction staff
technical strength from among the Prof. Carl Brandt, of the speech
students, the Players have estab- department, will be Business Man-
lished a unique and quite valuable ager for the Company, and Fred
theatre organization. Rebman, Technician.
The summer dramatics activity, The staff of assistants has been
both in courses and in the theatre, chosen from those students -who
will be guided by Thomas Wood have distinguished themselves for
Stevens, Alexander Wyckoff, and their work in Play Production dur-
Mr. Windt. ing th eyear. Three of the students
Stevens was with the Players lastihave held assistantships in a pre-

Awards Under New Pla
Applicants Yearly; L
Executive Counc
Definitely opposing salaries f
retary of the Union, the Boardc
night went on record as favoring
provide a scholarship fund for ju
Althugh the final plans have
decided that applicants for the fu
scholastic records and on their v
than ten men will be awarded th
Salaries for the senior officers

n Will Be Limited to Ten
ederle Announces 15
il Appointments.
or the president and recording sec-
of Directors in their meeting last
a substitute measure which would
niors and seniors in the organiza-
not as yet been completed, it was
nd would be judged both on their
work with the Union. Not more
ie prizes each year, the Directors
were opposed largely on the basis
iizations, which indicated that the
ration for their student executives.
Former presidents and recording
secretaries here were also gener-
'ally opposed to a change. The
scholarships were installed as a
compromise between the students,
the majority of whom were infavor
of salaries, and the faculty mem-
bers of the Board, who were, on
the whole, against salaries.
Banquet is Held.
Previous to the meeting of the
l Board of Directors, an installation
banquet was held for the new offl-
cers of the Union at which Hugh R.
Conklin, '32E, retiringipresident;
Edward Kurt, '32, retiring record-
ing secietxry; John Lederle, '32,
newly appointed president; John
Huss, '32, newly appointed record-
ing secretary; and Prof. Evans
Holbrook, of the Lawschool, were
the speakers.
Appointments to the Fixecutive
council were made by Lederle as
follows: Dance commite chairman,
Charles Burgess, '32; assistant
chairmen, Edward M. Holpuch, '34,
and William F. Giefel, '34. House
committee chairman, Philip T. Da-
simer, '34E; asistant chairmenAl-
bert A. Lowery, '34, and Robert N.
Shaw, '34.
McCormick Publicity Chairman.
Publicity chairman, Edward W
McCormick; assistant chairmen,
John S. Howland, '34,, and Brackley
Shaw, '34. Reception committee
chairman, Kenneth K. Luce, '34;
assistant chairmen, Russel G. Stew-
art, '34, and Steiner R. Vaksdal,
'34E. Underclass committee chair-
man, Hugh D. Grove, '34E; assist-
ant chairmen, Robert A. pltzstein,
'34, and Kenneth O. Campbell, '34E.
$280,000,000 Revenue Added;
Manufacturers Sales Levy
Request Ignored.
WASHINGTON, May 31.-(P)-
His mind 'suddenly made up in the
early morning h o u r s, President
Hoover today went before the Sen-
ate and pleaded for new taxes and
swift approval of the billion dollar
revenue bill.
Crowded galleries hea-rd the Pres-
ident's address-the first time he
has appeared personally to deliver
|a message to a congressional body
--and remained to see the Senate

respond quickly by adding $280,-
090,000 in new revenue, including
a one cent gasoline tax.
With the measure raised to bud-
get balancing proportions, the
weary senators waited impatiently
for a final vote. Although Mr. Hoo-
ver endorsed a limited manufac-
turers sales tax, his plea was ignor-
cd by the Senate finance commit-
The President also spoke his mind
on relief problems, asking that his
program for giving the Reconstruc-
tion Finance Corporation authority
I to make loans on "sound projects"
to increase employment, provided
cut: : capital is employed, be
Shortly before, Speaker Garner
had appeared before the House
ways and means committee to ad-
voca.: his $2,309,000,000 bill for a
gigantic :ublic wodrs program and
direct fechl1 relief, These two pro-
posals wiit rejected flatly by the
President in his address to the Sen-
hee on hn fl Imun

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