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December 09, 1932 - Image 8

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The Michigan Daily, 1932-12-09

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Faculty Group
To Give Drama
Written In 1732
Harry Allen Will Direct
.Production; To Be Done
In Ancient Style
Ncll Gwyn's Company, a group
nacle up of faculty members inter- 1
:sted in dramatics will present a 200-
rear-old English play, "The London
Y4crchant," by George Lillo, Dec. 13
md 14 in the Laboratory Theatre, it
gas been announced.
Harry R. Allen, '33A, prominent in
tudent dramatics- will direct the
:roduction, which will be staged in
he manner that it would have been
)ut on in 1832. The play was first
>roduced in 1732.
This special production will be pre-
ented with a prologue entitled
Vv hen Crummles Played," written by
roducer. The prologue, which was
rranged from material in Charles
Jickens' "Nicholas Nickleby," serves
>o introduce the theatrical company
>f one Vincent Crummles.
Among those who are taking part
.n the production are Prof. Benjamin
:Vheeler of the history department,
Prof. James O'Neill of the speech de-
partment, Prof. Warner Patterson of
the French department, Prof. Charles
nudson of the French department,
and Mrs. Lois Maier, Mrs. Ella Aiton
md Mrs. Ruth Kress.
author of the O'Connor-Hull beer bill
tefeated in the last session.
While the crowd chuckled Hill told
Af a barbecue at which members of
-ongress and others showed their
:agerness to drink 4 per 'cent beer,
and described some personal experi-
ments with beer-drinking in Sweden.
'our pints of 4 per cent beer proved
all he could drink, he said, and did
lot intoxicate him either.

lie Lost J Bet!

Reed Harris Says
Fraternities A r e
College fraternities are described
as the chief campus bulwarks against
progressive thought, in the Decem-
ber issue of Revolt, intercollegiate
socialist review published by student
member of the league for Industrial
The author of the critical article
is Reed Harris, former editor of the
Columbia Spectator, whose suspen-
sion last April for criticism of uni-
versity authorities evoked a general
student strike and attracted national
attention. Harris is a fraternity man
who resigned as president of his
.hapter because he was convinced,
As h estates in Revolt, that "fraterni-
.ies, which in theory are merely or-
zanizations for promoting friendships
and congeniality, are dangerous to
apy progress in thought because of
their complete reliance on the past.
By their independence upon tradi-
tion, however outworn, they serve to
perpetuate all that is worst in Amer-
ican tradition."
Harris believes, though, that fra-
ternity members who are seriously
interested in economic and social
problems can act as a leaven upon
the larger group. "In any important
change in the general attitude of
students the fraternities must play
an important part," he said.
court and confronted with a parking
violation charge. The student lived
some 200 miles from Madison and
was entirely at a loss to explain how
the family car received a parking
ticket. Attempting to unravel the
mystery he called his father on the
telephone. Dad good-naturedly ad-
mitted that he had driven the 200
miles to Madison to check upon his
son and had been checked up him-

(Associated Press Photo)
Bertram Johnson (above) Univer-
sity of Missouri student, was forced
to appear in this garb after he lost
a bet with Lawrence Ely, star Ne-
braska center, that Missouri would
beat Nebraska in football.
Dad Checks Up On Son;
Checked Up By Police
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 8.-Some
time ago a University of Wisconsin
student was called before the traffic

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