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IFRI[DAY* JAN. 15, 1937

General Course Strikers Might

M1 'chin~e Gunis At Strikge Scene



In ArchitecL-ture
To Be Offered

Halt Recovery,
White Believes'

Writino Skill Rated Secondary
TCo Good Health For Jo-urna


I. .
Home Planning, Housing Professor Of Engineering
To Be Given In Program' Says Industry Will Geta
For Literary Students Out Of Mire Otherwise
Students in the Literary College Industrial recovery is on its way
and other colleges of the University in virtually all industries provided
who are interested in interior dec~ , there are no more epidemics of strikes,
orating, house planning, or general P
trends of architecture will be able toprof. Albert E. White of the metal-
follow these studies in the College of lurgical engineering department and
Architecture this coming semester in director of the department of engi-
a program being offered by that col- neering research said in an interview
lege for students in other schools

Prof. Wells I. Bennett, chairman of
the executive committee, announced
Int Response To Demands
The cou'ses are being given in re-
sponse to an increasing demand and
interest in recent years, Professor
Bennett said. The first, Decorative
Design 35, given by Prof. Walter J.
Gores, of the College of Architectue,
was first started about three years
ago. At that time it had 12 students,
but last year had grown to around
40. The course gives a study of the
historical and contemporary periods
of interior decoration and furniture
conditions influencing the develop-
ment of style during various periods,
and also the principles of design as
related to the problem of interior
decoration and furnishing. Students
interested in house planning and in-
terior decoration in a general, and
not technical, way are the ones for
whom the course is planned, accord-
ing to Professor Bennett.
The course is mainly a lecture
course and will be held in the Ar-
chitecture Building at 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday. There are
no drawing requirements, and though
it is preferred that students have had
either Fine Ars 101 or the History of
Architecture, this is not necessary.
Housing Course Offered
The second course is Architecture
11, Domestic Architecture and Hous-
ing, to be given by Professor Bennett.
This is being offered in response to a
general interest in domestic archi-
tecture, its history and development.
Last year was the first year it was
given. It covers not only the single
dwelling, but also the whole housing
problem, large scale housing with its
social, economic ,and polictial back-
ground. This is also a two-hour lec-
ture course, meeting at 2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursday. There are
no prerequisites, but the course is
only open to students of junior stand-
ing or above, except by special per-
mission. Students interested in eco-
nomics, engineering, landscape de-
sign, sociology, and architecture will
be the most interested, Professor Ben-
nett said.
Besides these two courses, several
regular courses in free-hand drawing
will be given. These classes have
been a regular part of the College of
Architecture curriculum, but have
had many elections from other col-
leges. Registration and election of
all of the courses is done in the
separate colleges.
Law Students Invited
To. Bar Group Meeting
An invitation to University law stu-
dents to attend the first annual De-
troit Bar Institute Jan. 21, and 22 at
the Detroit Leland Hotel vfas issued
yesterday by Frederick C. Nash of the
Junior Section of the Detroit Bar
The institute will consist of a series
of three lectures and a banquet. Aus-
tin Wakeman Scott, story professor
of law at Harvard University, will
deliver the lectures on the recent de-
velopments in the laws of wills and
trusts, Mr. Nash said.
Boston, Jan. 13.-Harry B. Paul,
Akron, found a pearl in his first dish
of raw oysters on the half shell
Dial 2-1013 . . 308 North Main Street
Downtown,North of Main Post Office

Numerous risings and bloodshed,
"although deplorable," he said, have
always, in recent years, followed in
the wake of a major depression. "We
may always have five or six millions
out of work," he continued, "because
their unemployment will be due to
such things as old age; lack of train-
ing; ill health; and on the part of
some, an indisposition to work, rather
than to technological advances."
War Causes Short Booms
As far as a general war helping
industrial conditions in this country
Professor White stated that wars
make for only short-time booms and
that no war ever helped any industry
over a long-time period and that our
present industrial and social chaos is
to a great degree the result of World
"Recovery will come especially in
the heavy industries, the building
trades, and transportation. It has
already taken place in the automobile
and chemical fields," Professor White
"We have been through five years
of depression in which time we have
to a considerable degree been living
on the accumulations of the past,"
Professor White declared. "During
this period there have been many new
developments enabling the attain-
ment of improvements in living that
five years ago were not within the
purchasing power of many people,"
he continued.
Many New Developments
"These developments have occurred
n the automobile field, the chemical
field, the mechanical equipment field
and in such lines as refrigeration,
air conditioning and in the improved
heating of residences, consequently
a great development can be expected
Professor White added.
(continued from Page 4)
ballroom of the Union, commencing
Monday, Jan. 18.
Acolytes: Meeting Monday, Jan. 18,
at 7:30 p.m., Room 202rSouth Wing.
Professor Parker will read a paper
entitled: "Some Reflections on
Theory of Induction and Probability."
Graduate Outing Club: A molasses
candy pull will be held at Lane Hall
at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15. Dancing
and games. All graduate students
are cordially invited.
U. of M. Public Health Club: A
party will be held Saturday, Jan. 16,
at 9 p.m. at the Women's Athletic
Bldg. Bowling, dancing and games.
Those having membership cards
please bring them for free admission.'
All students pursuing courses in pub-
lic health and hygiene are cordially
invited to attend.
A.A.U.W. International Relations
,upper: Sunday evening, Jan. 1
;:30 p.m., in the ballroom of the
Vichigan League. There will be a
-ddress on The Romance of Shovel
-nd Trowel in Mexico," by Dr. O. D
Foster, a noted scholar who has spent
15 years in Mexico, also a discussion
on Mexican art by Prof. Jean Paul
Slusser. Examples of Mexican art
from the collections of Miss Mina
Winslow and Miss Helen Alexander
will be on exhibition. Reservations
must be made at the Michigan
League before 10 a.m. Saturday.


(Continued from Page 4)
Overture, written along with the rest
of the opera in 1845, comprised three
sections, the first and last of which
were based upon the triumphal hymn
of the home-coming pilgrims in the
final act, and the middle one upon
r the Venusberg music of the first act.
In preparing the work for its Paris
1production Wagner gave ample evi-
dence of the maturation which his
genius had undergone during the
intervening decade and a half; he
did away with the conventionally
trilliant finish of the Overture and
led directly from the second section
into the first scene of the opera,
expanding and intensifying the Ven-
usberg music from a comparatively
tame suggestion of revelry into a
wildly voluptuous and frenzied orgy
of sound.
(c.) Sikgfried's Death Music fram
"The Twilight of the Gads." This
music is heard in the second scene
of the last act of the fourth and
final work of that epic cycle known
as "The Ring of the Nibelungs." Ha-
gen, son of the dwarf, Alberich, in
order to obtain possesion of the magic
ring, treacherously slays Siegfried.
Desk falls as the vassals silently
raise the hero's body and bear it on
his shield across the distant hills.
In this death-music, the various
scenes of Siegfried's life are passed in
review. It is, so to speak ','a funeral
oration without words."
(d.) "Ride of the Valkyrie" from
"The Valkyries." Wagner never wrote
a more frankly descriptive piece of
music than this bit which opens the
third act of Die Walkuere. The scene
is a rocky mountain top, over which
clouds are driven by the storm-wind.
Occasional flashes of lightning re-
veal other peaks in the far distance,
half hidden by the mists. The Val-
kyries-daughters of Wotan by Erde
-race over the rocks on their steeds,
carrying back to Valhalla the dead
bodies of heroes who have fallen


A nose for news can be cultivated
and grown, Prof. John L. Brumm,
head of the journalism department,'
declared in an interview yesterday.
He stated that reporters are made,
net born.
"More and more people are enter-
ing or planning to enter the field of
joarnalism as their life's vocation,"
Professor Brumm said. He showed
that 90 per cent of his department's
giriduates of last year were placed,
some getting assistant managing ed-
itor's positions. It was shown that
very few papers failed during the
depression. Fewer journalism grad-
uates are having to take publicity
director jobs as new papers are be-
ing formed and some of the better
-aid writers die-the reportorial
1 anks must be filled, Professor
Brumm continued.
Ability Not Required
Mere writing ability is not the most
important requirement for a would-
be newspaper man. Professor Brumm
declared that that was the least re-
quirement. He listed bounding health
as the first need: the irregular hours,
exacting duties and stress must not
wear off the reporter's ability to be
good-humored and meet people. Next,
a broad, liberal education is needed
for a good background. Professor
Brumm declared that the modern,


complex life requires that reporters
be specialists and be able to interpret
complicated ideas and mechanisms so
that the average person can be made
to understand them.
Reporters Are Trained
"In our department," Professor
Brumm stated, "a live, intelligent and
critical interest in public affairs and
a determination to set things to
rights is fostered. The cleaning up
of politics and reforming of business
policies are shown to furnish good
chances for reform. Many reporters
who have had years of experience do-
ing reporting are unable to write edi-
torials about these issues. A college
man, on the other hand, is trained in
these fields and thus can write edi-
The fact that colleges can train
reporters, according to Professor
Brumm, has been clearly shown
through the college-trained reporter's
successes in recent years. He is find-
ing it easier all the time to get a
job. The newspaper men also now
have a Guild which is an aid-mak-
ing summary dismissal more difficult,
he stated.
The ability of women to make good
newspapermen was not supported by
Professor Brumm. "In most cases,"
he stated, "they cannot forget that
they are women. They act just like
prima donnas."

-Associated Press Photo
A machlme gun unit of the 126th Infantry, Michigan National
Guards, was dispatched to Flint, Mich., to be held in readiness for any
r:cssible disturbance in the automotive strike directed against the Gen- j
eral Motors Corporation. Approximately 2,000 guardsmen of a state-
wide mobilization have been concentrated in Flint.
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Gilbert, Sullivan Operettas
Allow Parker Flexibility
Of Stage Design
Designing a set for Gilbert and Sul-
livan operetta is always fun, accord-
ing to Oren Parker, scenic director
for the Play Production department,
which is now at work on "Yeomen of
therLnrltoh rCnr fr5

as a courtyard between a group of
towers." Mr. Parker explained in-
dicating the tiny buildings.
"Then I interpreted them as places
containing torture chambers, not af-
fecting any special place in London,
however," he admitted.
"The first floor plan was designed
to enable t he characters to get on
and off thetstage easily," Mr. Parker
said, pointing to five different arched

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te e uard to e presene e ior a 1 Neutral Colors Used
four-day run starting Wednesday, "I gave the neutral color scheme a
January 20, with a Saturday matinee green base and kept it very neutral
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. since it was supposed to be an old
"They're fun to work on," Mr. Par- medieval English tower. The idea
ker said, "because Gilbert and Sul- was to keep it dingy and not too
livan are always poking fun at every- bright, leaving the costumes to bring
thing and you can do as much with the pure color onto the stage," Mr.
the scenery as they did with the writ- Parker elucidated.
ing, and the actor does with the The costume-room, in the League
acting," he averred. proved to be a place of even more
Stage Already Set chaos. Although James Doll de-
Mr.~Parker then escorted this re- signs the costumes his mother as-
r. sists in the execution. Midst a color-
porter over to a table to look at a ful array of brilliant red doublets for
perfect model of the Lydia Mendel- the yeomen, which are to be worn
ssohn Theatre which he has con- over trousers, and voluminous skirts
structed on a half-inch scale. The frtewmn r.Dl ofse
stage was already well filled with an for the women, Mrs. Doll confessed
interesting medieval setting for thet n that she had been working on cos-
entangled affairs of the imprisoned numing with her s in for three years.
Colonel Fairfax. Son Is Designer
"I interpreted the "tower green" "I didn't encourage James to de-
sign," she laughed. "He encouraged
me to sew. It is not difficult to follow
Fund Pled"es his designs though, because he draws
so accurately," she said.
Mrs. Doll, once a school teacher
Su rpass uota icommended the students with whom
she has been working.
Of L s Y a "Soie of the men are very good
f Last Year hands at'sewing," she said mis-
chievously. She mentioned Robert
Mellancamp, student, expert at car-
Pledges to the community fund etrg
have already surpassed the sum pentering.
pleged asyear, Ered hnesm "Bob might not like it," she said,
pledged last year, Everett R. Hamnes' " but he's a goad dress-maker.'
director, said yesterday. -but -h--s-a-goo d-- s----- k---- -
The amount pledged to date is
$48,659.76, while the total pledges of
last year were only $47,717. The
number of pledges also has increased,
Mr. Haines said, being 4,918, about
1,000 more than last year.
This however is about $7,000 short
of the goal of $56,000 set at the be-
ginning of the drive. Pledges are
still coming in, and the drive is not
yet closed, he said.
"We are still hoping to get our
$56,000, which is needed very much,"
Mr. Haines said. "There are still a
number of pledge cards yet unreport- KA D ETT E RA D I OS
ed, and we hope to hear from them
The various agencies which re-
cevie the proceeds of the Community Rufus-Winchester
Fund drive have all planned budgets Company
which will permit them to carry on
their activities with the maximum 211 East Liberty Dial 2-2644
results, he said.

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