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Whitford Kane To Lead Drama
Season's International Brigade'




Happy Days' Marks 33rd Year
Of Frenilch Club Dramas Here
Bi ROSEJ'I SCOTT raduated a few years aao from the
Wen wood s hopped off-stage University of Paris. One of iis early
at the Lyciia Mendelssohn Theatre prr-fessors was Jules Romain, one of
next Friday evening signalling the the leading French philosophers and
rise of the curtain on the first act playwrights. Under his influence he

A recording made by Louis Unter-
meyer during his stay may be pro-
cured by all who place orders at Mor-
ris Hall. This is the first time Mr.j
Untermeyer has ever had his voice
transcribed, as well as the first occa-
sion that Broadcasting Service has
made an offering of this kind. Re-
cordings of music have so far held
sway. Recitations of his own works3
-"Prayer", "Caliban in the Coal

of this year's annual French play.
"Happy Days," sponsored by Le Cer-
cle Franrcais. one of the University's
oldest dramatic rtaditions will have
reached its 33rd consecutive year of

. . . the Irish of it

Mines", and two parodies, were re- Organized in 1906 under the name,
corded on one standard size disc, Le Cercle Dramatique Francais, the
and will be available for $1. club presented Moliere's masterpiece.
The Full Day of Broadcasting went "The Bourgeois Gentleman," the
well, withal, in its recent airing next year at the New Whitney The-
through the Union and Pillars. Un- atre. This initial success was fol-
der the station call letters selected lowed by "The Miser." a second
-WMA, for Prof. Waldo M. Abbot Moliere classic given on the stage
-programs were presented by the of the Majestic Theatre. These were
students of broadcasting from 7 a.m. the forerunners of more than forty
through 7:15 p.m., continuously. With plays dramatized by French stu-
certified commercial copy, timing, dents and professors.
station breaks and announcers' log So popular were these two plays.
book rules, program routine was built and also Moliere's "Les Precieuses
and regulated in the most profes- Ridicules," that they were repeated.
sional manner possible. Serving on "The Miser" was produced for the
the station staff were John Gelder, third time in 1938. Plays from al-
'40, manager; Richard Slade, '41, most every ag( of French literature
assistant manager; with Margery are represented in the club's reper-
Soenksen, Grad., and Donn Chown, toire.
Grad, in charge of production. In contrast to the predominant
Duane Nelson, Grad., went to Chi- number of romantic and classic pro-
cago during vacation, had an audi- ductions given in the past, "Happy
tion with the NBC directors there, Days" was performed for the first
and returned with a radio position time a year ago in Paris. It was
for doing dramatics coast-to-coast acclaimed by French critics for its
when this summer session's acting is vivid and fresh portrayal of French
over. youth. Unlike the former plays it

prduced several volumes of poetry
and dramatic prose. In 1931 the
French public acclaimed his psycho-
logical comedies. Following his adap-
tion of Noel Coward's "Private
Lives" his present success culmin-
ated last with the production of
"Happy Days."
Since "Happy Days" is the first
play given by tlie club dealing ex-
clusively with young people and
written by a modern playwright
about current French society, the
play will be a milestone in the his-
tory of the French plays, Prof. Rene
Talamon of the romance languages
department and advisor to the club


in comic opera and musical

Representative of "Down Under"
in Australia will be Esther Mitchell,
who will appear in several of the
Season's five plays. From Italy and
Poland come two popular character
actors, Tito Vuolo and Kasia Orza-
zewski, who played in the New York
production of "The World We Make"
and who will repeat their comic roles
in the Ann Arbor production.


DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN Claude-Ande Puget, the author,
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service examinations. Last date

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1940
VOL. L. No. 149
Staff Assistants' Applications: Stu-
dents who will be enrolled in the Uni-
versity during the coming year and
who wish to apply for Staff Assistant-
ships in the Residence Halls for Men
and Women may obtain application
blanks in the Office of the Director
of Residence Halls, 205 South Wing,
Preference will be given to graduate
and professional students in the selec-
tion of appointees for Stockwell
Hall, for the Adelia Cheever House,
for the East and West Quadrangles,
and for Fletcher Hall. A few Staff
Assistantships in Mosher Hall and in
other Houses will be open to under-
graduates. Undergraduates who,
have lived in University of Michigan
Residence Halls are by no means dis-
couraged from making application.
Karl Litzenberg
Dormitory Directors, Chaperons
and Househeads: Freshmen women
may have 10:30 permission for the
W.A.A. Swing Concert, Wednesday,
May 1.
Carnegie Foundation for the Ad-
vancement of Teaching. Mr. Charles
R. Langmuir representing the Foun-
dation will be here Friday, May 3. He
is bringing with him the examination
questions which Mr. Learned present-
ed here in March. Many faculty
members have expressed a wish to see

these questions. Mr. Langmuir will
have them on display in the Board
Room of the Rackham Building Fri-
day, May 3, from 9 to 12 in the morn-
ing and from 1 to 3:30 in the after-
noon. We have also invited him to
speak on the technical problems in-
volved in making such examinations
at 4:15 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of
the Rackham Building on the same
Five major universities have already
used this examination experimental-
ly with entering graduate students,
and twelve leading colleges gave it
to their senior classes in February
of this year. Mr. Langmuir will also
discuss some of the results of these
C. S. Yoakum
May Festival Tickets: A limited
number of tickets are available for all
May Festival concerts, except Friday
night. .These are being disposed of
in the order of application at the
School of Music office on Maynard
Street. A limited number of stand-
ing room tickets will be placed on
sale for all concerts.
Fifteenth Century Printing: In
celebration of the 500th anniversary
of the invention of printing, the
General Library is making an exhibit
of selections from its collections of
fifteenth century books. It is pro-
posed to print a list of all incunabula
owned in Ann Arbor. Members of the
faculties and others having fifteenth
century books are urged to send their
titles to the Librarian's office before
May 4 for inclusion in this list.
Wm. W. Bishop, Librarian
Doctoral Examination of James
Merry will be held at 3:30 p.m. Mon-
day, April 29. in 1129 Natural Science
Building. Mr. Merry's department
of specialization is Botany. The title
of his thesis is "The Development of
the Embryo of Barley and the Growth
of Barley Embryos in Culture."
Dr. C. D. La Rue, as chairman of
the committee, will conduct the ex-
amination. By direction of the Ex-
ecutive Board, the chairman has the
privilege of inviting members of the
faculty and advanced doctoral can-
didates to attend the examination and
to grant permission to others who
might wish to be present.
C. S. Yoakum
The University Bureau of Appoint-

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