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18, 1935

THE MICHTGAN D-ATIN

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Proposed Plan
Is Defeated By

)irector McCracken Discusses Swimming Club Legion Of Decency Is Subject
Psychology Of Child Audiences To Meet Local , Of Talk Given By Rev. Luther
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A meeting of all independents who
Iwish booths at the J7-Ho will No..held

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_ AA usr By ELEANUK JUHNSN N tude. The adult theater is neither a 1 . ica1 3o it lnay
Because the ideas in a children's forum, where ideas may be enthus- -_
TwoWeeks Deferment Of play of are vital importance to the iastically and forcefully hashed over,
child, children make better audiences Mr. McCracken said, nor a gay holi- Woien's Contest To Be
Rushing In Fall Receives than grown-ups, according to Rus- day thing where one may join in with Held At Union; Races
NegativeVoteOf HousesIsel McCracken, who is staging his a romping play for an hour or two
Negawe te osesfourth Children's Theater play today of play oneself. It should be both, Open TO Public
and tomorrow. he said, and with children it is.
By a vote of 11 to 9 the proposed "A child audience joins in the spir- Playing before children presents a The Swimming Club will answer the
plan for two-weeks' deferment of it of the play in the literal sense of peculiar problem to the actors, for challenge of the University High
rushing in the fall was defeated yes- the phrase," Mr. McCracken said. "He they find that they are kept at their School swimming team at 9:30 a.m.
berday in Panhellenic meeting* gets highly wrought up over the prob- wit's end. That is demanded be- Saturday in the Union Pool. The meet
lem of good versus evil, which is the cause the play is a real and vital is open to visitors who are requested
Betty Aigler, '35, president of the backbone problem of his plots." problem to the children. to sit in the balcony.
Panhellenic Association, opened the After putting himself in the shoes Mr. McCracken told of instances Among the events are the 40-yard
discussion on the two-weeks plan, of the good character, the child fights of the interest taken by the children breast stroke, the 40-yard free style,
with the vote following. Afterwards just as hard from his seat against in the problems of the play. After the 25-yard back stroke, and a relay.
the practicability of either one week's the staging of "Tom Sawyer" this Three required dives, the running
deferment of rushing, or postpone- CINDERELLA TO BE fall, he was asked by a little girl "don't front, the back, and the running front
ment for a whole semester was con- GIVEN TlIS AFTERNOON you think Huck Finn would have been jack and an optional dive will be
sidered. "Cinderella," the second presen- a better boy if he'd had happier engaged in by the entrees in diving.
The consensus of opinion indicated tation of the Children's Theater home conditions?" i Miss Irene Field, Miss Marie Hart-
that deferring the intensive period this year, will hold three perform- # It is a pleasant holiday, he said, wig, and Miss Jeanette Saurborn will
until second semester would be in- ances this week-end. The times of to get away from the sophisticated act as officials. Lavinia Creighton,
feasible, since fraternities had al- showing are at 3:30 this afternoon adult audiences and watch the en- '35, and Charlotte Simpson, '35, will
ready attempted it unsuccessfully. and 1:30 and 3:30 tomorrow after- I thusiastic response of the children at assist..
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States," by the Rev. Joseph A. Luther,
dean of men at the University of De-
troit, in a talk yesterday before the
Diocesan Council of Catholic Women1
meeting in the League.
The Rev. Luther, who is a member
of the executive board of the Detroit
Council of Catholic organizations, re-
viewed the history of the Legion of
Decency from its inception last April
and outlined an optimistic future for
the organization.
"The Legion has succeeded," he de-
clared. "It has become international
and its field lies along the line of
close co-operation with the best ele-
ments in the industry, with the
elimination of block booking and blind
booking, with urging that much fewer
pictures be the aim of each production
studio and lot, and with gradually
taming down this giant young indus-
try which has despite all its glaring

JU1preumces, ana marc.leUi Independents will be divided into
united pphalanx against sophisticated groupndeatsi ed t t
smut, the glorified gangster and his Fraternities who wish tobe assigned
'moll,' and the entrenched fortresses booths are asked to arrange for them
of the mushroom millionaires of with the committee immediately as
Hollywood and Culver City and reservations for 18 of the 30 available
brought them to realize that elemental booths have already been made.
decency still rules the hearts and the ;Tickets for the Hop, which are
family life of our nation, and the priced at $5.50, may be obtained from
thinking free nations of the world." the committee or at the Union desk.
Describing the line of procedure
followed by the League, the Rev. Lu- Betty Gibbons, and Helen Byrn, '38,
ther said, "From nine reviewing are in charge of the arrangements
sources we obtained ratings of movies Ifaor the party to be held tonight at
and without all the long tedious bick- 8 p.m. at Stalker Hall.
ering and details that make up the ____m.______ake Hal_.
warring life of the censors and cen-
sorship boards in Pennsylvania, Ohio, EXPERT PRINTING
Kansas, New York, and Chicago, we Pior ms, BidsEvps Letterheads
quietly issued lists to the 92 large our Picesar never high
Catholic churches in Detroit pointing The ATHENS PRESS
out that their signed pledge obliged
them to discriminate in their choice 206 N Mtin t ontow
of movies."

a 5 p.m. today in Room 316 of the
The Legion of Decency was called paign. declaring that they have "lev- Union, Booth Chairman Ch6rles F.
the year's "outstanding achievement I elled all sectarian fences, forgot per- Marschner announced last night.
of the decent onnle of the United! snal n'',j diepc n nAd h di

Further, one weeks postponement noon
it was felt, would be insufficient to

produce any noticeable difference in
overcoming the defects of the ex-
isting system.
By a final vote of 14 to 6, it was
decided to retain the present pla n
as it is, with rushing beginning in
the fall simultaneously with classes.
In order to assist freshman women
-.n confronting the sorority problem,
a recommendation will be made to
the Orientation committee to pro-
vide for lectures during Orientation
Week. Attendance at these talks will
probably be optional, with the subject
matter selected to be of aid to fresh-
men in making soroity decisions.
COSMOPOLITAN CLUB
The Cosopolitan Club is having its,
last meeting of this semester on Sat-I
urday, at 8 p.m. in the Auditorium ofi
Lane Hall.

the forces of evil as do the charac-
ters on the stage. Children are bet-
ter audiences because they have less
inhibitions about their likes and dis-
likes, he said, and because they know
less about theater deportment than
grown-ups.
It has become, according to Mr.
McCracken, a tradition that as thea-
ter-goers, adults are frankly dull.
After tomatoes and eggs, there was a
definite reversal in audience policy
which resulted from the theory of
"aesthetic distance."
Mr. McCracken explained that this
theory places the member of the aud-
ience definitely outside of the play,
making him a glorified "peeping
Tom." It became vulgar, bourgeois,
and inartistic for the theater-goer
to express out loud his likes and dis-
likes concerning the ideas in'his play.
Children have no such an atti-
ash Spie!
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one of these plays. University women making the best Iauts winin a the power of spread-
time in practice are: Mary Redan, '38, ing American ideals, decent stand-
Jane MacDonald, '37, Mary Mont- ards of living and every good and
gomcry, '37, Althea Lisle, '35Ed., Mar- true and splendid ideal that men can
jcrie Israel, '35Ed, Helen Gillespie, vision and achieve."
'35Ed., Virginia Eaglesfield, '38, Mabel Illustratmg the work accomplished
Entertains For Howard, '37, and Elizabeth Howard, by the League, the Rev. Luther point-
Err '36Ed., manager of the Swimming ed to the achievements in Detroit. He
said that a check-up revealed that 26
Eleanor Byror will act as as man- theatres showed no movies during
ager of the University High School thedmonthofsDecember that were
team. Both teams have been pra-listed as Class C (unfit) by the
Mosher And Jordan Halls ticing every Saturday morning. e a tween 50 and 60 showed
Give Dinners In Honor !f"Personal visits to the offending
Of Faculty Members Local Girl To Lead theatre owners have resulted in 71
________ -theatres not showing a single Class
Annual Junior Hop C picture thus far this month."
Mosher and Jordan halls and The Rev. Luther lauded those who
Martha Cook dormitory entertained have supported the League's cam-
with dinners yesterday. I Miss Winifred Bell, '36, of Ann -
Martha Cook entertained at their Arbor will lead the J-Hop dance with i
Edward H. Litchfield, chairman. The Silver Grill To Be
annual dinner in honor of the League ; dance is to be held Friday, Feb. 8, .A.
board last night. Maxine Maynard, in the Intramural building. Miss Bell Open Again Tonight
'35, president of the League and other is one of the few local girls who have
student members of the League Board ever been invited to lead the Hop. The Silver Grill in the League will
were present. Miss Bell is a member of Chi Omega be opened again tonight and tomor-
Jane Heath, '37, was in charge of sorority. She is a member of the row night for dancing. Al Cowan's
Judiciary Council, Wyvern honor so- orchestra will play, and a program
the arrangements which includedciety, the women's debating team, and , of entertainment is planned for both
dancing after the dinner. Roses were Comedy Club. In her freshman year nights. The League trio, Maxine
presented to the guests. she wasrpresident of Alpha Lambda Maynard, '35, Jean Seeley, '36, and
Mosher and Jordan halls enter- Delta, freshman honor society, and Mary Morrison, '35, will sing tonight.
tained with dinners in honor of fac- t she was hostess chairman of the Tomorrow night Sam Stoller, '37,
ulty members. Guests of Jordan Hall Sophomore Cabaret. track star, who has gained consid-
were: Dean and Mrs. Klein Yoakum. er able fame on the radio, will sing.
Dean and Mrs. Henry Bates, Prof. and The price is $1.00 a couple, 50 cents
Mrs. David Mattern, Miss Crystal Teof which may be ordered in food.
Thompson, Miss Dorothy Myers, Prof. whyereh yd do
and Mrs. Everett Brown, Prof. and - ------ -
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ivrs. i- .oerL x 'orq, Miss Marian Patch,
Dr. Helene Schutz, Prof. Howard Ehr- Motion Pictures: Michigan, "Great
mann, Prof. and Mrs. Jose Albaladejo, Expectations" with Henry Hull;
and Prof. and Mrs. George Brigham. Whitney, "Two Heads on a Pillow"
Spring flowers were used for decora- with Neil Hamilton and "Invisible
tions. Man"; Wuerth, "Mrs. Wiggs of the
Mosher Hall entertained: Dr. Mar- Cabbage Patch" with Pauline Lord
garet Bell, Dr. and Mrs. Heinz Wer- and "Charlie Chan in London" with
ner, Prof. and Mrs. Philip Bursley, Warner Oland; Majestic, "The Lit-
Prof. and Mrs. Fred Dunham, Prof. tle Minister" with Katherine Hep-
and Mrs. Walter Pillsbury, Prof. and burn.
Mrs. Bennett Weaver, Dean and Mrs. Dramatics: "Outward Bound" pre-
Wilber Humphreys*Miss Inez Bozorth, sented by Play Production, 8:30 p.m.,
Dr. and Mrs. Philip'Jay, Mr. Thomas Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
McGuire and Mr. Frank Copley. Exhibition: Paintings from Exhi-
bition of Michigan Artists and Fifty
Fraternit Houses Prints of the Year, open from 1:30
p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Alumni Memo-
WillGiveDin ers ialHall.
Will Give Dinners RDancing: Interfraternity Ball in
Union Ballroom, League Ballroom,
Three fraternities are entertaining Chubb's, Hut Cellar.

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with dinners before the Interfrat-
ernity Ball tonight. Henry Merker,

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35E, is arranging the dinner to be The match between the women's
given by Delta Phi fraternity. Theta' and men's rifle teams will be held at
Xi fraternity's party is being ar- 2 p.m. Saturday in the range of the
ranged by Robert Mair, '35BAd. Wil- Palmer Field House, according to
lard Temple, '36, is in charge of the Patricia Woodward, '35, W.A.A. man-
dinner to be given at the Sigma Phi ager of this sport.
Epsilon fraternity house. Each team will consist of 10 per-
The Rendezvous Club is entertain- sons who have distinguished them-
ing with a dance at Lane Hall. The selves in practices. The five highest
club's orchestra will play. Kenneth scores made by members of the team
M. Bovee, '38E, is in charge of the will determine the championship
party. team.
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