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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 1937

Funds Will Put
Vast Dormitory
Plan In Motion
But- None Are In Sight As
Ruthven Warns Of Drop
In Future Enrollment
Men's dormitory units will ulti-
mately extend in three directions
from the Michigan Union to com-
pletely cover the block bordered by
State, Jefferson, Thompson and
Madison streets, President Alexander
G. Ruthven stated yesterday.
It is even possible, President Ruth-
ven said, that dormitories will ex-
ted westward into the next block. Ne
said that all undergraduate men's
dormitories will be constructed west
of the campus, extending toward the
business district.
The funds necessary for the fi-
nancing of this construction must
come from the state legislature or
public-spirited donors or alumni,
President Ruthven said.
The proposed $300,000 dormitory
construction on Madison St. adjacent
to the Union was characterized as
inadequate by President Ruthven.
. Although no plans have yet been
made for dormitory construction
other than for the two units an-
nounced after a Board of Regents
meeting three weeks ago, President
Ruthven said the situation will be-
come "intolerable" unless the needed
buildings are obtained soon.
In addition to men's dormitories,
President Ruthven included wom-
en's dormitories and additional space
for administrative, instructional and
research activities in the list of
University needs in 1937. All are
necessitated by an increasing en-
rollment and an expansion of service,
he said.
"The University must either pro-
vide proper accommodations for stu-
dents or immediately begin to limit
its enrollment," he said. "While it
has been, and should continue to be,
the general practice of the institu-
tion to domicile students with the
residents of Ann Arbor, this method
of housing has become inadequate.
"The number of students in resi-
dence now exceeds the number of
suitable rooms, many more women
than are now housed in dormitories
need to be brought together for so-
cial reasons, and the first-year men
should be grouped so that they may
be:easily aided to make the import-
ant adjustments required in the
change -from high school to college."
Critic Scores
Flavin Drama
On Broadway
Having had its premier perform-
ance presented here December 9, by
Play Production, "The Good Old
Summertine," a Martin Flavin play
renamed "Around the Corner" opened
December 28, at the 48th Street The-
atre on Broadway, before a mildly-
receptive "first-night" audience.
Brooks Atkinson, dramatic critic of
the New York Times, commended the
cast of the play.
"They do very well by Mr. Flavin's
warm-hearted fable. But they can-
not make a stimulating evening out
of the amiable odds and ends their
author has supplied," he said.
In the New York- version the part
of Fred Perkins, hardware merchant,
is 'played by Charles Coburn; his
brother, the sheriff, by Cyrus W.
Kendall; and his father-in-law, a
stern Republican, by Dodson Mit-

chell. The production was directed by
Bertram Harrison.
Play Production presented the
drama as the first organization in the
country to accept the challenge is-
sued by the Dramatist's Play Service
which is submitting new plays to
community and university theatres
throughout the country in an attempt
to decentralize the American theatre
and break the age-old monopoly of
Broadway upon the rights of worth-
while plays.
The management of the 48th
Street Theatre offers the audience
free readings by a fortune teller
"Gypsy Lee," who foretells what is
"Around the corner for you."
Professors Return
Fron Conference
Dr. Carl E. Guthe, director of the
University Museums, and Mischa
Titiev, instructor in anthropology, re-
turned recently from the joint meet-
ing of the American Anthropological
Association, the American Folk-Lore
Society, and the Society for American
Archaeology, which was held Deg.
27-29 this year at Washington, D.C.
Mr. Titiev gave a short paper at
the meeting on "The Use of Kinship
Terms in Hopi Ritual," in which he
pointed out several misconceptions of
the various uses. Mr. Titiev was al-
so elected to the council of the Ameri-
can Anthropological Association.

Pack Prize Contest -.
Topics Due Jan. 15
Topics in the Pack Prize Contest
or 1936-37 must be filed not later
Whan 5 p.m. Jan. 15 according to the
contest committee.
Fifty dollars is offered as a first
prize for the best popular article on
a forestry subject to interest the gen-
eral public in forestry. Only one prize
will be offered if there are five en-
tr ants or less. However, if there are
from six to ten contestants. a sec-
ond prize of $20 will be given and if
more than 11 enter a third prize of
$5 is offered.
Closing date for the submission
of articles will be 5 p.m., March 1,
1937.
Chapin Family
Paintings Are
Shown Here
Mexican Scenes Featured
In Exhibit; Includes
Work By Children
An exhibit of paintings and draw-
ings of the family of Prof. Myron B.
Chapin of the College of Architecture
s on display today in the North and
South Galleries of Alumni Memorial
Hall, as the fourth of the exhibit
reries being sponsored through the
year by the Ann Arbor Artists Asso-
ciation.
Besides Professor Chapin and his
wife, Mrs. Margaret Chapin, teacher
of Fine Arts in the University High
School, their two daughters Miriam,
aged 13 and Barbara, 8 have had
works hung in the exhibit. All of the
works were done' or commenced last
spring when Professor Chapin was
on sabbatical leave in Mexico, and
are on various subjects either painted
at the time or taken from notebooks
kept of the trip.
About 60 pictures are in the group,
consisting of oils, watercolors, and
drawings, mainly those representing
Mexican scenes especially of Taxco
and Mexico City, where the family
spent much of its time. Of these,
many of the group of drawings of the
exhibit were done by Miriam, as well
as several Conte pencil drawings
done by Mrs. Chapin. Professor Cha-
pin has done most of the watercolors
in the exhibit, while Barbara has
done much of her work in oil paint-
ings.
Neither of the two girls whose
works are on display has had any
previous training in painting and
drawing as yet. Catalogues of the
works may be procured at the exhibit
in Alumni Hail.'
This exhibit, the fourth of the year
held by the Ann Arbor Artists Asso-
ciation, is one of three in the series
in which the Association is exhibiting
works of Ann Arbor artists. EarlierR
in the year, work of several local art-
ists was exhibited, and in the spring
a special exhibit of the works of Mrs.
Margaret Bradfield and Miss Mina1
Winslow will be given.
Mathematician
Will Discuss
Integrals Here'
Prof. C. Caratheodory, of the Uni-
versity of Munich, famous mathe-
matical authority, will deliver a Uni-
versity lecture on "Functions ofI
Bounded Variation and Stieltjes Le-1
besgue Integrals" at 4:15 p.m. todayl
in Room 3017 Angell Hall.I
Professor Caratheodory is visitingi
professor at the University of Wis-
consin for the current year, having

been brought to this country by the
Carl Shurz Memorial Foundation. He
is best known for his researches intot
the calculus of variations and an-
alytic functions about which he has
written two books.
At the request of the University
mathematics department he has been
brought here for today's UniversityE
lecture. He was first here several
years ago when he was touring the
United States as visiting lecturer for!
the American Mathematical Society.;

Modern Stage Set Of Globe Theatre Players

Group Offers 3
Shakespearean
PlaysJan. 16
Globe Theatre Actors Are
Noted For Their Unique
Method Of Presentation
Credited with popularizing Shake-
speare in the theatre for modern
audiences and proving Shakespeare is
not only to be read, the Globe
Theatre Players will display their
talents in Ann Arbor Saturday, Jan.
16, in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
The group will offer four plays in
two performances. For the matinee
performance they will give Shake-
speare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"
and "The Comedy of Errors." The
evening performance will consist of
"The Taming of the Shrew" and
Christopher Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus."
The Players are able to give these
four plays because of their unique
style of presentation. They cut all
the plays they present to one act
lasting approximately 40 minutes.
They give preference to comedy
scenes and give the essentials of the
the Holy Trinity of Lynn is preserved
there, as are records of several of
the members of her immediate fam-
ily.
The scholarly edition of the "Book"
will be published in 1937 or 1938 by
the Early English Text Society at
London. This society of English and
American scholars has made avail-
able most of the extant Middle
English texts, Prof. Meech said.

Applications Are Due
To Medical School,

Secondary Heating
Tunnel To Be Built

All students who are planning to
enter the Medical School in Septem- Construction of a secondary heat-
ber, 1937 should call at the Medical ing tunnel which will provide Univer-
School office to secure an application sity buildings with continuous heat
blank, Dr. H. M. Pollard, secretary of should a breakdown occur in the
the Medical School announced yes- main tunnel will begin today or to-
terday. The material for applica- morrow Edward C. Pardon superin-
1,on isdue between Jan. 1 and March tendent of buildings and grounds, an-
pounced yesterday.
A transcript of ali work taken
through the present semester should The tunnel will extend from the
be submitted, and also a letter of northwest corner of the Michigan
recommendation from one science in- League property to Hill Auditorium
structor and one non-science instruc- where it wiji join the main tunnel. It
tor. An unmounted, recent photo- will supply heat for the Burton Me-
graph, size 3 by 5, must also be in- morial tower and the graduate
cluded. The application blank may school.
be obtained now. The project will cost $23,000 and
will employ about 100 men. $15,000
plot only as it touches these scenes. of the cost will be provided by the
All the plays are presented in tabloid Works Progress Administration which
form with no waiting between scenes, approved the project yesterday.

- Associated Press Photo
hrtcrior of the Globe Theatre, California Pacific International Ex-
position, San Diego, Calif., which was the headquarters of the Globe
Theatre Players during 19'35 and 1936.
Meech To Publish Manuscript
Of Pioneer English Biography

the Players throwing into their act-
ing a vitality that completely defies
the laborious and oratorical tradition
with which Shakespeare has been
surfeited.
The director of the group is Thom-
as Wood Stevens who was guest
director of the Michigan Repertory
Players, summer divsion of Play Pro-
duction, in 1931, '32 and '33. While
here, he was responsible for produc-
tions such as "All's Well That Ends
Well," "Allison's House," and "The
Chalk Circle." The Globe Theatre
Players have also included Michigan
students among their numbers at
various times.
B. Iden Payne, director of the
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at
Stratford-on-the-Avon directed the
first plays presented by the Globe
Theatre Players and made the first
cuttings of the plays for the group.

Extension of the heating system
was necessary, Mr. Pardon said be-
fore N. Ingalls St. is torn up to make
room for a mall which will extend
from the graduate school on E. Wash-
ington St. to N. University Ave.
The tunnel will equalize pressure
to all campus buildings, Mr. Pardon
said.
FRANK HEARING TOMORROW
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 5. - (A') -
President Glenn Frank of the
University of Wisconsin goes before
the University Regents tomorrow to
defend himself against a demand for
dismissal on charges of inefficiency.
The Regents completed preparations
today for an open hearing of charges
against the persident, and one state
senator promised to take the case be-
fore the state legislature, convening
next week.

By JOSEPH GIES
A scholarly edition of the earliest
known English biography of a lay
woman, that of Margery Kempe, a
fifteenth century religious enthusiast,
is being prepared for publication by
Prof. Sanford B. Meech of the Middle
English Dictionary staff. Hope Emily
Allen, also of the dictionary staff, is
contributing an introduction and
notes on mysticism.
The 500-year old manuscript,
found two years ago by Colonel W.
E. I. Butler-Bowdon in his ancestrall
home and taken by him to the Vic-
toria and Albert Museum in London,
was identified there by Miss Allen.
working n London at the time on
leave from the University. Miss Allen,
familiar with brief excerpts from the
biography, printed by Wynkyn de
Worde, immediately recognized the
importance of the manuscript and
announced its existence through the
Times, London. Last year Colonel
Butler-Bowdon published a modern-
ized version in England, where it was
a best seller.
Covers Many Subjects
In "'The Book of Margery Kempe,"
which was dictated by Margery,
probably an illiterate, an account is
given of her family troubles, holy!
visions, travels in England, Europe
and the Holy Land and her many
pious debates and quarrels with per-
sons of all classes, from archbishops
to "reckless clerks."
"Margery's varied and vigorous
account of her adventures gives one
of the most valuable real-life pic-
tures in existence of the pious, super- .
stitious, violent, and often hilarious
times of Chaucer and the following
generation. Her pilgrimages closely
parallel those of Chaucer's Wife of
Bath. Independence of action among
women of her day was rare, but Mar-
gery spent her singular life in freely
delivered exhortations and scoldings,
as well as a great deal of boisterous,
weeping," Professor Meech said.
Criticizes Archbishop
More than once Margery was tried
for heresy, according to her account,
but always her piety, weeping or
sharp tongue saved her. The Arch-I
bishop of York, before whom she was
brought on one occasion, addressed
her, "I hear it said that thou art a
right wicked woman." "And I hear
it said," replied Margery, "that thou
art a right wicked man. And if ye
be as wicked as men say, ye shall
never come to heaven." At the end
of further argument, the Archbishop
ordered Margery taken as quickly as
possible otit of the country.
After the birth of her first child
by her marriage to a burgess of
Lynn, Margery had an illness which
ended in insanity. She was "won-
drously vexed and labored with spirits
for half a year, eight weeks and
odd days." Although she recovered
at least in part, she seems to have

been subject to hysteria throughout
her life, Professor Meech said.
The fact that Margery Kempe was
a real person has been proved by
Professor Meech4's discovery of
records of her life in the old manu-
scripts preserved in the Guild Hall
of King's Lynn, her birthplace. A
record of her entry into the Guild of

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