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Drayna Season Star

Melville Cooper Plays Role In
"Laburnum Grove" Production

Paris Sponsors Latest.

In Millinery Chic

W.A.A. Boards

Officers For Next
Will Be Installed


Lecture Series
Prof. Howard McClusky, of the psy-
chology department, will open the
W.A.A. Training Conference at 8 p.m
today with a lecture on the qualities
of leadership. He will address th
old and new boards and the house
The conference marks the comple-
tion of the program inaugurated this
year, of initiating the new boards to
their positions earlier in the semester
in order to increase their efficiency.
The conference will continue from
4 to 8 p.m. Friday at which time Ruth
Root, '35, former president of W.A.A.
will speak on 'tThe Past Year in
W.A.A." and Betty Evans, '35, will
present a history of sports.
"A Board Member's Job" will be the
subject of the address by Miss Marie
Hartwig, instructor in physical edu-
cation. Brenda Parkinson, '36, pres-
ident, has selected "W.A.A.'s on Other
Campuses" for her topic.
The group will adjourn for supper
at 5:45 p.m., Dr. Margaret Bell,. di-
rector of physical education for
women, continuing the discussion
with a lecture on "New Trends in
W.A.A." Miss Hartwig will hold a
house manager's conference while the
old and new boards exchange opin-
ions on the outlook for the future
in W.A.A.
Following the series of lectures, the
new officers including Miss Parkin-
son, president; Jean Gourlay, '37,
vice-president; Elizabeth Howard,
'36Ed., secretary; Dorothy Shappell,
'36, treasurer; Elsie Pierce, '37, pub-
licity chairman; and Adele Gardener,
'37, point recorder, will be installed
by Miss Root for the second time.
Louise Paine, '36, will conduct songs
before adjournment. .
Conferences between the old and
new sport heads and faculty adviser
will be held during the week of May
Sculptrs Hold
Annual Exhibit
Of NewWorks
Prof. And Mrs. Fairba4ks
Entertain Before Formal
Opening At League
The formal opening of th Sixth
Annual Exhibition of Sculptors was
held Monday night at the League with
Prof. and Mrs. Avard Fairbanks en-
tertaining at a formal dinner before
the reception. Among those who at-
tended the opening were President
and Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean
Joseph A. Bursley, Dean Alice Lloyd,
Dr. and Mrs. John G. Winters, Miss
Ethel McCormick. and Mrs. A. H.
The statues on exhibit were the
work of Professor Fairbanks and his
students. Among those that received
particular attention were: "Johnny,"
a study of a baby's head, by Profes-
sor Fairbanks, "Water Sprite" by
Elaine Brockbank, Grad., "Educa-
tion;" a relief study made also by
Miss Brockbank for a high school in
Michigan, and C. W. Angell's bust of
Dr. Alexander G. Ruthven.
Also on exhibit were a number of
portrait statues: "Portrait of Ogden.
Dalrymple," by Michael Switzer, '36,
"Portrait of Jean Jackson" by Fran-
ces Clarke, "Portrait of Helen Strand"
by Louise French, '36, and "Portrait
of Jean Jackson" by Ogden Dal-
rymple, '35.
Miss Brockbank also had on dis-
play "Creative Spirit" and "Madon-
na." An interesting piece by Helen
Bailey, Grad., was "Pan" which is a
commission. Harry Furst, '35, had
a number of statues on exhibit: "Ju-
dith DuBois, a relief, "Dancing Fig-
ure" and "Knowledge." Miss French
also displayed a statue entitled

Members of the Theater and Arts
Committee of the League acted as
hostesses. They were Lois King, '37,
chairman, Esther; Greenwood, '36,
Louise Florez, '36, Jean Greenwald,
'37, Delta Glass, '35, and Dorothy
Geldart, '37.

Miss Margery Pickard, 21-year-old
British actress who comes to the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater Monday in J.
B. Priestley's "Laburnum Grove," the
opening production of the 1935 Dra-
matic Season which features the en-
tire New York cast intaet, including
Edmund Gwenn, Melville Coper and
Elizabeth Risdon.
Leagume Library
o e Opened
Next Semester
Reading Room, Stocked
With Books, To Be Run
Under New Head
Provision has been made by the
League Council for the reopening of
the League library as a browsing room
next semester, according to an an-
nouncement made yesterday by Jean
Seeley, '36, president. The library,
completely stocked with books and
magazines, will be under new man-
The reopening and enlarging of this'
unit of the League was facilitated
through a library fund pledged by
the Council, and the Mary Bloom-
Manny Memorial Fund. The latter,
is a standing fund of $500, the in-
come of which is to be used to provide
new books.
While the library o the third floor
has been open to students as a study
room, the books were withdrawn two
years ago. Miss Margaret Mann and
Miss Eunice Weed, University librar-
ians, are assisting in establishing the
pew management. The library hours;
for next semester have been set ten-
tatively at 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily,
and 2 p.m. to 10 Sundays.
The undergraduate library fund
will be made possible through the
complete payment of the original
amount pledged toward the League
building debt. This sum of $55,000
will be paid by June. "The reopening
of the library," Miss Seeley said yes-
terday, "is part of a projected plan
for putting back all funds earned by
1 the undergraduates into something
beneficial to women students."
Adelphi Holds
Annual Dinner,
Gives Awards
The seventy-eighth annual ban-F
quet of Adelphi House of Representa-
tives, campus forensic organization,
was held last night in the.Union. The
banquet, which marks the close of the
year's activities for the society, is the3
occasion for the presentation of the
honor awards to former speakers of1
the house and to the outstandingt
freshman debaters.
The Adelphi Service Award which
was voted to Samuel Travis, '37L, at
a previous meeting was presented atr
the banquet and gavels were given
to Robert H. Howard, '36L, and Vic-1
tor H. Weipert, '37L, former speakers.-
The freshmen debaters who de-
feated Alpha Nu in the inter-club
debates were given keys as trophies.-
The men so honored were C. Eugene
Gressman, Bruce A. Johnson, Harry
Shniderman, and Dragon C. Mitro-
Robert N. Sawyer, '35L, introduced1
the toastmaster, E. Jerome Pettit,
Spec., a former member of Adelphi,
who in turn presented the speaker of
the evening, Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, of
the German department. Prof. Hild-;
ner's topic was, "Note and Com-

Co-starring with Edmund Gwenn,
the famous British comedian, in J. B.
Priestly's latest New York hit, "La-
burnum Grove," Melville Cooper con-
vulses his audiences by devouring
bananas at every provocation.
Mr. Cooper, :together with Mr.
Gwenn, had his part written for him
by J. B. Priestly. The two stars have
appeared in the play for its entire
London and New York runs, cover-
ing in all nearly three years. Mr.
Cooper had the distinction of making
his first appearance on any stage
July, 1914, at William Shakespeare's
own birthplace. At this time he took
part in "The Return of the Prodigal."
War Halts Career
The intervention of the World War
put a temporary end to his stage
career, for he joined up immediately
and was in active service at the Brit-
ish front in France until 1919. Being
then welcomed by the Birmingham
Repertory Company, he played every
conceivable kind of part with them
for the next five years. London first
saw him as a leading member of the
family in "The Farmer's Wife," which
ran some three years in England.
At the end of this long run he ap-
peared in several musical revues, in-
cluding Noel Coward's "This Year of
Grace," and then in 1929 scored a big
success as Trotter in the original
London production of "Journey's
End." Further parts in revues fol-
lowed. Then he appeared in the
Revue at the Vaudeville Theater,
London, when he was signed for his
present hilarious role in "Laburnum
Shows Sense Of Comedy
Time, the weekly news magazine,
recently wrote of his performance in
their January 23 issue, which inci-
dentally included Edmund Gwenn's
picture on their front cover. Ber-
nard. Baxley (Melville Cooper)," the
article says, "in 'Laburnum Grove',
has hooded eyes, a wolfish gait, grey-
ing hair, and a brilliant sense of dry
comedy. Constantly engaged in a
herbal scrimmage with his dowdy

wife (Elizabeth Risdon), he eats
bananas all day long, wears dirty
golf clothes, and is a sponger by habit.
Mr. Baxley likes to be known as 'The
Rajah.' He is a perfect foil for the
bubbling humors of Mr. Gwenn."
Margery Pickard, another member
of the original London cast along
with Edmund Gwenn and Melville
Cooper, is a member of a well-known
London theatrical family. Her sister-
in-law is Lady Hardwicke, wife of the
great English star, Sir Cedric Hard-
Antique Exhibit
Is O n Display
At Harris Hall4
An exhibition of antique furniture,
glassware, porcelain and jewelry,
sponsored by the League of St. An-
drew's, opened yesterday in Harris
Hall. The exhibition will be open
afternoons and evenings for the re-
mainder of the week.
Tea will be served in the afternoon
and coffee at night. Mrs. W. W.
Newcomb and Mrs. Theophil Kling-
man were in charge of the refresh-
ments yesterday,iand Mrs. Henry
Lewis and Mrs. Victor poured.
Included in the pieces on display
are some rare old lamps of Sandwich
glass, antique candlesticks and tables,
chairs and chests of Chippendale,
Sheraton and Hepplewhite periods.
There are also examples of Victorian
and Empire furniture. Some Currier
and Ives pictures are exhibited.
IHilburger Is Head
Of Scalp And Eklade
The following were chosen for of-
fice in the annual election of Scalp
and Blade at a meeting held Sun-
day at the Union: Alfred Hilburger,
'36E, president; Paul Gorman, '36E,
senior vice president; Paul Kraus,
'37E, junior vice-president; Harold
Gandel, '38, sophomore vice-presi-
dent; Reed Lowe, '37, secretary; Jul-
ian Orr, '37, treasurer; and Norbert
Ruszaj, '37E, initiating master.
The organization will hold an in-
formal dance at the League May 25,
withthe Blue Collegians furnishing
the music.
Education Sorority
To Hold Installation
Pi Lambda Theta, national educa-
tional sorority, will hold installation
of new officers tonight in the Uni-
versity Elementary School Library.
The out-going officers are: Mar-
guerite Hall, Grad., president; La-
vina Creighton, '35Ed., vice-presi-
dent; Florence Bunton, Grad., record-
ing secretary-treasurer; and Olga
Wright, Grad., corresponding secre-
tary. The new officers will be Miss
Hall, re-elected president; Dorothy
Beise, Grad., vice-president; Mary
Elizabeth Smith, '35Ed., recording
secretary-treasurer; and Gertrude.
Penhale, '36Ed., corresponding secre-
New belts are of straw, brass, raf-
fia and cord. Others have quaint
birds or fish in front. Leather belts
are all shapes and sizes, usually with
huge buckles to match other acces-
sories, or one large button, which is
often the only other ornament on a
tailored dress.

-Associated Press Photo.
This extreme style is biing shown in Paris now and is considered
very smart by stylists. The material is natural colred panama and the
trimming is black grosgrain,
Discussions On Concentration
Explai n System To Freshmeng.

New Evening Wrap
Designed To Keep
Formal Uncrushed
Regardless of the measure you may
take to keep cool in the daytime dur-
ing the hot summer months, when
you float out in shimmering chiffon
or crisp organaza in the evening, you
will usually require a wrap of some
sort. In order. to satisfy this need
and still keep your soft. dresses un-
mussed, fashion has designed sever-
al different types of wraps.
Full Backs, Sleeves Chic
Two of the most important features
of these new wraps are their full
backs and long full sleeves. One very
smart style comes in sheer beige wool,
with a fantastically full back and a
giant scarf of beige satin. It may be
worn over the most be-ruffled dress
with no danger of crushing the
starched folds. The floor length taf-
feta wrap is still very popular, one
stunning model having elbow length
puffed sleeves, and a huge ruff fash-
ioning the collar.
For those who really want to be
different, there is the long wrap-
around cloak that literally covers you
"from head to toe." It may be had
in any combination of materials and
colors to suit your personality. An-
other very striking model is of white
moire with a wide, cloth of gold band-
ing. The intriguing hood covers your
head and protects your curls from
the summer breezes.
Capes Striking In Design
Then there are those capes de-
signed purely for looks. Although not
made to give warmth, a brown tulle
knee length cpe, sprinkled with'corn
flowers, sets off a yellow formal. The
soft light warmth of a waist-length
cape of blue feathers combines utility
with attractiveness. Another waist-
length cape that is very unusual is
made of black net, with bands of
green cellophane ruching from the
Whether you are looking for a use-
ful summer wrap or merely one that
sets off your costume, you can find
many new and original styles this
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The depressing spectacle of a jun-
ior or senior vainly struggling to ful-
fill in his last two or three semesters
on campus the requirements for a
major in Oriental languages or in
some kindred field in which he takes
little if any interest has been a com-
mon enough sight in the past few
years and is one of the major trage-
dies of college life.
Discussions On Concentration
It is to avoid such situations that
a series of lectures which aimed at
explaining the present seemingly in-
comprehensible concentration sys-
tem to freshman women in the Uni-
versity was inaugurated this year.
Prof. Philip Bursley, counselor to
new students, characterize the proj-
ect as an attempt to encourage an
"intelligent approach to the problem
of concentration during the junior
and senior years."-
The series took the form of six dis-
cussions, including an introductory
one explaining the functioning of the
system in a general way after which
the five remaining lectures.were con-
ducted by the several departments
of concentration. The speaker for
each department was the concentra-
tion adviser for that department,
chosen in order that the women might
meet the person who would advise
them later in making out their pro-
Various Programs Explained
Prof. Howard M. Jones of the Eng-
lish department opened the series of
interest groups, Prof. Dwight L. Du-
mond outlined the course for concen-
tration in history, Prof. Robert An-
gell discussed the differing require-
ments for sociology approached from
the varying angles of theory, social
service and research, and Prof. John
L. Brumm spoke for the journalism
department. Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son and Prof. Raleigh Schorling out-
lined the requirements for the teach-

er's certificate in the correlated
In all the speeches the intercorrela-
tion of all knowledge was emphasized,
each speaker interpreting the relation
of his department to society in gen-
eral and to the related courses.
Each one also outlined the require-
ments in various phases and in hours
for concentration in his department,
laying especial stress on those courses
designed for sophomores as prerequis-
ites foradvanced work. The mistakes
often made by those concentrating
without complete understanding of
the concentrating plan of the depart-
ment were also cited.
Freshmen who were interviewed on
the subject stated that the discussions
had clarified the subject of concen-
tration for them and were much more
understandable than the printed ma-
terial which was provided in the cata-
The series of discussions is forward
looking in that it aims to prepare
the freshmen for their junior and
senior years. It is understood that
this year's program was more or less
experimental, but there may be some
continuation of it next year.
The schedule for Ladies Day at
Barton Hills will include golf at 10
a.m., luncheon at 1 p.m., bridge at
2 p.m. and tea from 4 to 5 p.m. Men-
bers wishing to attend the luncheon
are asked to make reservations with
Mrs. Clara A. Douglas.

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downtown to


League Theater, Arts
GroupTo Meet Today
The League Theater and Arts
committee will meet at the League
today at 5 p.m. The room for
the meeting will be posted on the
bulletin board.


Members of Alpha Delta Phi fra-
ternity recently elected the following
officers to serve for the first semester
of next year:
President, George P. W. Wanty, '36,
Grand=*Rapids; vice-president, Rich-
ard M. Coombs, '37, Birmingham,
Mich.; recording secretary, William
J. DeLancey, '38, Elgin, Ill.; and cor-
responding secretary, W. LeRoy Has-
kell, Jr., '38, Toledo.

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