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September 27, 1938 - Image 9

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inena League
Offers Foreign,
Domestic Films
'Mayerling', With Darriex
And Boyer Is Scheduled
To Open Season Oct. 10
The Swedish cinema and Pst-War
American films will be subects for
the eight-picture series which the Art
Cinema League will show to its mem-
bership this season at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Several current
foreign films will also be shown.
The Art Cinema League, which is
beginning its third season, each year
has presented two types of pictures;
first, a series designed as an educa-
tional study of the film as an im-
portant modern art medium, shown
exclusively to League members, and
secondly, outstanding foreign films
and other pictures of artistic value.
The educational series, dealing with
important pictures of the past, are
collected and arranged by the Mu-
seum of Modern Art Film Library.
The program for this season will
include a study of the Swedish film
on Oct. 16 when "The Outlaw and
His Wife," produced in 1917 and Greta
Garbo in "The Story of Gosta Ben-
ing" wil be shown. "The Unholy
Three," with Lon Chaney and Victor
McLaglen, filmed in 1925 will be pre-
sented Nov. 13; "Anna Christie" with
Marie Dressler and Miss Garbo, pro-
duced eight years ago, is scheduled
for Dec. 11; andRudolph Valentine
in the "Four Horsemen of the Apo-
calypse" will be shown Jan. 8.
The second part of the series begins
Jan. 22 witha stidy of Eric Von Stro-
heim and the realist school when
"Greed" with Jean Hersholt, Zazu
Pitts, and Chester Morris is to be
shown. This picture dates from 1923.
Three pictures compose the group
to be shown Feb. 19 entitled "Comedy
and Buster Keaton"; "Dream of a
Rarebit Fiend" filmed in 1906, Harold
Lloyd's first picture, "High and
Dizzy" produced in 1920, and "The
Navigator," a picture Mr. Keaton
made in 1924. "The Love Parade"
with Maurice Chevalier and Jean-
nette MacDonald will be shown as an
illustration of the movie musical. A
gangster film, "Little Caesar" with
Edward G. Robinson will conclude the
series on April 2.
A full membership to the League
may be purchased for $1.50 while spe-
cial memberships for four pictures in
the series cast 75 cents. Membership
cards are available at the Michigan
League and Wahr's Book Store.
"Mayerling" with Charles Boyer
and Danielle Darrieux to be shown
Oct..10, 11 and 12 is the first of the
foreign films to be shown by the
League this year. It will be presented
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
and is open to the general public.
The Art Cinema was opened in 1932
by a group of students and faculty
members and has grown since stead-
ily. .Profits have been used to reno-
vate the film equipment of the Men-
delssohn Theatre. The League is
planning to start a library with future
profits of books on the motion pic-
Post Office Forbids,
WritingIn Parcels
A warning to all students that any
third class ,mail or parcel post con-
taining .written material will be sent
Under the first class rate, was issued
yesterday by Assistant Postmaster
George W. Tice.
During the first part of the year,
many parcels are found with writing
enclosed, said Postmaster Tice, who
emphasized that notes, checks and

other documents must be charged the
full first class rate. Printed material
and books without written marginal
notes may be sent as third class mat-

New uEnglanders Fight To Save Homes Imperiled By Flood

Voting Costs HeavyIn Election 1


If the salaries of clerks were the
only expenses of the city of Ann Ar-
bor for the recent primary election,
the average cost per vote could be
calculated at 13.3 cents.
There were 5,198 votes cast, and 65
clerks were employed to register and
tabulate them. The clerks salaries
came to $693.25. As election workers
are paid at the rate of 62.5 cents an
hour. the total number of clerk-
hours for the election was 1,109.2, or
an average of 17.065 hours per clerk.
Averages don't mean a great deal
in Ann Arbor vote costs, however, as

the cost varied in the different wards.
Seven clerks on duty in the fifth
ward where 198 votes were cast re-
ceived $72.83 for their services, mak-
ing an average vote cost of 36.8 cents
in that ward. At the other end of the
scale the sixth ward employed six
clerks to take care of 658 votes, pay-
ing them $58.13 for an average of 8.8
cents per vote.
With other expenses figured in, as
supplies, lighting, trucking and inci-
dentals, the actual cost per vote is
necessarily higher.


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These workers are just a few of the 1500 who fought desperately at Hartford, Conn., to make the levees hold
and keep the Connecticut River from inundating their homes. The flood at Hartford came in the wake.of heavy
rains and a hurricane that claimed at least 500 lives.

Andrews Joins
Forestry Faculty
To Teach Land Utilization
In PackProfessorship
Coming to the University after
work with the United States Forestry
Service on the Pacific coast, Prof.
Horace J.'Andrews will fill the posi-
tion of Charles Lathrop Pack, Profes-
sor of Wild Lands Utilization in the
School of Forestry and Conservation.
Professor Andrews' work will deal
with an area equal to about half the
area of the state and/is expected to
effect to better advantages the poli-
cies and practices of both public and
private forest agencies. Some of the
problems will include a classification
of Michigan's wild lands with a deter-
mination of their fitness for. timber,
wild life, or recreational purposes,-and.
a study of tax delinquencies and the
reasons for them.
The work will be conducted as a
expansion of the George Willis Pack
Foundation directed by Prof. W. F.
Ramsdell. The project will involve
work in cooperation with the State
Department of Conservation, the
State Planning Board, Michigan State
College, the United States Forestry
Service and other state and federal
as well as private agencies.
Graduates Find
Jobs Are Scarce,
Employment Bureau Sees'
Recession As Cause
Employment oft graduating seniors
this year has been noticeably slower
than in the previous year, Miss Web-
ber of the Bureau of Employment and
Occupational Information said yes-
terday. Na accurate comparison can#
be made, she explained,, before the
compiling of statistics in the Bureau
early in November. 1
ivMiss Webber attributed the reduced
placement of graduates to the general
slackening of business throughout the
country. Employment through the
summer, she said, seemed almost nor-
mal, and with the usual September
improvement in business conditions
it is to be hoped that a larger number
of this year's graduates will succeed.
in finding jobs.

Michigan Boys Reach Panama
By Use Of Thumbs And Wmits

Robert Friers, Neil Ball
Claim To Have Set New
Record ForHitch-hiking
Two Michigan lads with a flare for
hitch-hiking and publicity have brok-
en into headlines in New York, De-
troit and Chicago with their tales of
hitch-hiking from Saginaw to Pana-
ma this summer.
Robert Friers, '39, and Neil Ball,;
who graduated from the journalism,
school last year, claim their trip rep-
resented the world's hitch-hiking I
record, and even so it was only the
insistence 'of the American Counsel
at Panama which prevented them
from venturing on to South America,
This trip brings Friers hitch-hiking
mileage to 85,000 miles a result of
six summers' travel, he says.
Explain Hitch-Hiking
The boys, according to Friers, have I
contributed their bit to civilization by
explaining the significance of the ,
outstretched thumb to the Central'
American natives. It seems that
hitch-hikers are an unknown species
in those parts, and Friers and Ball
used their University Spanish to ex-
plain what it was all about.
Down around Nicauragua automo-,
biles were rather scarce, but a trifle
such as this was nothing to veteran;
hikers. Several times they hitched
rides on passing donkeys and burros.
Many interesting bits of informa-
tion were gleaned by the adventurers
and one bit Ball says he will never
forget. In Monterrey, Mexico, he met
a local senorita and was all slicked
up to call on her. In the nick of
time he was warned that such a call
signified intention to marry. Wtith
visions of shot-guns and irate fathers,
Ball and Friers decided American cus-
toms were best and left Monterrey
without further ado.
Red Tape In Nicaragua
Entering Ixtepec by courtesy of a
banana train, the boys set out to see
the sights. They immediately ran in-
to .the local baseball team uproar-
iously celebrating a victory. In a let-
ter to the "Saginaw Daily News,"
Friers describes the scene as a com-
bination "grand opera and horseplay
a la Marx brothers."
At Nicaragua the boys ran into red
tape at its reddest. Passports were
demanded every time they turned
around. An old Indian demanded 50
cents to give them permission to leave
one village. The chief of the "com-

mandancia" wanted a mere $2 for
permission to leave the country. Then
the "big shot" of the local shipping
situation informed the boys that they
couldn't leave at all, since they wereI
\virtually broke, and the captain of
the ship didn't cater to their type of
passenger. The boys were finally
forced to leave uncermoniously by
jumping onto a launch as it was cast-,
ing o for its last trip. Amid excited
souting and arguments in Spanish,
English and French, the boys were
landed on the ship that was to carry
them out of Nicarauga.
Funds Diminish Rapidlyg
At Panama the two tourists found
that they had only $75 of the $200
with which they had started. The
American Counsel did not see eye to
eye with them on the subject of pre-
ceding further southward. Their
funds plus those collected from sym-
pathetic American residents served to
buy their passage on the Santa Paula
which took them safely to New York.
Friers, who has hitch-hiked in all
48 states, and every province in Cana-
da, not to mention a good part of
Central America and Mexico, is writ-
ing his experiences in a book to be
titled "The Clan of the Thumnb." He
expects it to be used as a text book
by students anxious to emulate his

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Football days mean out-of-
town guests and visitors. Make
final arrangements with them
by telephone. It's swift, sure,
economical. Note the low night
and all-day Sunday rates shown.
For rates to other points, see
page 6 in the telephone direc.
tory or dial 110.

graduates have been placed.
* Day and evening sessions.


Infornation vwll be sent free on request. Office
open daily for interviews and registration. Visitors
always welcomne.
William at".State Phone 7831


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