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November 01, 1939 - Image 2

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Gliders Seek-
Landing Field
As New Base
Power Planes Take Place
Of Glider Headquarters
At Ann' Arbor Airport
It is a case of too many planes at
the Ann~ Arbor Airport.
Because of the large number of stu-
dent flyers enrolled this year in the
Civil Aeronautics Authority Pilot
Training Program, the University
Gliding Club, oldest and largest in
the country, has been forced to re-
linquish its headquarters to the power
The search for a suitable field as
a base for the Glider Club has begun.
At present the Club is operating from'
a field on the property of Prof. George
G. Gross of the architecture school.
The field, however, is relatively small
and is 10 miles from Ann Arbor.
80 Acres Needed
Needed is a field about 80 acres
in extent, or the equivalent of a half-
mile square, with free approaches.
The field should be relatively smooth,
officials of the club explain, but some
allowances can be made because the
club will use a winch for towing.
This method of launching will
replace the older method of auto
towing first popularized by the Uni-
versity club in 1928.
Gliding Activitiest
Gliding activities will be carried
on at the field every weekday after-
noon and on Sunday mornings. The
60 members of the club are divided
into groups, each of which trains one
day during the week in the two
Franklin PS-2's owned by the Club.
Very little damage would result
from the use of the field, according
to the Club's officers, since the equip-
ment is light and all club activities
are carried on during the winter
Any person who cares to provide a
field for the Club may reach the offi-
cers at the Aeronautical Engineering
Office in East Engineering Building.
Kann., Klein Named
.To Hillel Coucil
Robert Kann, '40, ana- Jane Klein,
'41Ed, have been named*chairmen of
the Hillel Social Welfare Committee
and House Committea respectively to
fill the vacancies caused by the resig-
natipnof ]Iiriam Szold, '40, and Zelda
Davis, '40, Betty Stenihart, '40, presi-
dent of the Hillel Council, announced
A constitutional amendment, pro-
viding for the appointment of addi-
tional students to the Council by the
president with the Council's con-
sent is being drawn up, Miss Stein-
hart said, to give other. Foundation
officers representation.
Electrical Engineers Meet

'Family Portrait' Causes Many
Difficulties In Stage Designing,


Play Production's Scenery
Man Explains Four Sets
For Forthcoming Play
While nimbly dodging in and
around huge stage sets and between
hurried shouts of instruction to his
few assistants,. Robert Mellencamp,
Play Production's stage designer,
poured forth his lamentations about
the difficulty of preparing scenery
for the organization's forthcoming
play, "Family Portrait,".
The setting must be both timeless
anda locationless, he explained, and
designing scenery to carry out such
an idea is anything but easy. When
the play ran in New York City, he
added, the setting used was similar
to that in da Vinci's "Last Supper."
However, that set proved unsatisfac-
tory, he explained, because Renais-
sance scenery was used to portray
the time of Christ.
-One Way Out_
One way out of the dilemma, Mel-
lencamp observed, would have been
a hodge-podge of scenery from all
eras, so confusing that no audience
could classify the play in time or
place. The final decision, neverthe-
less, he said, was to choose a com-
mon denominator in scenery for all
eras, and this denominator is merely
-extreme simplicity.
Decorations will be kept at a mini-
mum, he explained, giving every
scene a plain and unpretentious as-
pect. Coloring will not be spectacu-
Outing Club Elects
Officers; Faculty
Sponsors Named
New officers elected by the Gradu-
ate Outing Club Sunday, Oct. 29, are
president, Abraham Rosenzweig; vice
president, Mary Alice Hamilton;
secretary, Homer King; and treasur-
er,,Joseph Fleischer. These officers
will preside ovr a club with the larg-
est membership role, 36, in its his-
tory, Rosenzweig stated. Plans were
made for a hayride to be given soon,
and the meeting ended with a hike
around Barton Hills.
Faculty sponsors for the club were
named. They are Wayne Whitaker,
Instructor in Anatomy, and Charles
W. Spooner, Instructor in Mechanical
Engineering. A third sponsor will be
named by the executive committee,
made up of the new officers.
The next meeting will be held at
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in the
Graduate Outing Club rooms in the
Rackham Building. Activities for the
coming year will be discussed.
Alumni Club Shows
Yale Game Pictures
Motion pictures of the Michigan-
Yale football game were shown yes-
terday at the weekly football clinic
of the University of Michigan Club
of Ann Arbor. Campbell Dickson,
Wolverine end coach, who scouted the
BulIdogs, spoke briefly on the films.
Robert O. Morgan, general secre-
tary of the Alumni Association,
showed the Yale films yesterday be-
fore a luncheon meeting of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Club of Toledo.
Kinkead Will Give Organ
Recital This Afternoon
Tom Kinkead, instructor of organ
at the School of Music, will give an
organ recital at 4:15 p.m. today at
Hill Aud0itorium.
Sceduied to be heard on the pro-
gram are Bach's Fantasia and Fugue
in Cminor, Gluck's Lento ("Or-
pheus"), Stamitz's Adante and Bu-
bec's -Fantasia.

He will also 'play Fantaisie (A ma-
jor) by Franck, "Benedictus" by Re-
ger and Choral et Fugue (Sonata V)
by Guilmant.

lar, and will tend toward earth hues,
he stated.
Four Settings
Four settings will be used in the
play, which will portray Christ's
family, shorn of all legend, and mys-
tery shown merely as an "everyday"
group: a. farm courtyard, a wine
shop, street scene and an upstairs
room. Mellencamp emphasized that,
so many scene changes will necessi-
tate fast work in changing. Wagons
will be used in all the sceneshifting,
he said.
Mellencamp and his aids began
work on these sets Saturday, and will
not finish completely until the open-
ing day of the play, Wednesday,
Nov. 8.
Case Club To Hold
Series Of. Trials
Special trials were held Monday in
the Freshmen Case Clubs, John.
Adams, '40L, justice in the clubs an-
nounced, because a preliminary ex-
amination conflicted with the regu-
lar time last Friday.
Trials will ,be held on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of every week
from now until Christmas vacation,
Adams said, and they are all open
to the public.
The justices were chosen last year
on the basis of the participants in
the Case Club finals. In addition to
Adams, John Rubsam, '40L, Roy
Steinheimer, '40L, and Robert Solo-
mon, '40L, act as judges ,in the clubs.
Because of the large number of law
students taking part in the clubs, an,
additional justice was chosen from
the runners-up, John Pickering, '40L.
Hawley Goes' To Ithaca
Prof.. Ransom S. Hawley, acting
chairman of the department of me-
chanical engineering, went to the
campus of Cornell University, Ithaca,
N.Y., this week in the role of a rep-.
resentative of the University of Mich-
igan to the celebration, of the 100th
anniversary of the birth of Robert
Henry Thurston.

Oldest Alumnus
Dead In Denver
Lawyer Succumbs At 9 ;
Graduated In 1864
Oldest graduate of the University,
William E. Lockard, '64L, died early
this month at his home in Denver,
alumni records revealed. He was 98
years old.
Lockard was born Aug. 14, 1841
in Hanoverton, O. He served in the
Civil War with both Michigan and
Ohio volunteers. For a short time
after graduation, he- practised law.
Later he dealt in real estate in Seattle,
where he retired in 1919. He lived
the remainder of his years in Denver.
Oldest living graduate now is Art-
emas Roberts, '67A, also 98 years
old. Since 1903 Roberts has lived on.
his citrus farm in Dade City, Fla.
The University's oldest living alum-
:nus is John B. McLean who will reach
his 100th birthday Nov. 14. McLean
attended the medical school here in
1865 and 1866. He resides in Hart-
ford, Mich.
Soph Committee Calls 1
'42 For Black Friday

International Center
Hallowe'en .Party
Introduces Dances
A bit of early America was recalled
yesterday in the Union Ballroom as
the International Center introduced
at its annual Hallowe'en party a
series of American folk dancing pro-
'With the Ford dance orchestra
playing all the tunes of another era,
Ford dance director Benjamin Lov-
ett led the assembled foreign and
American students through an intri-
cate series of square dances, reels and
promenades. The promenades, in
which the counting-off system kept
partners changing continually, were
designed, according to Mr. Lovett, to
promote introductions.
A group of specially trained dancers
from the Ford school in Dearborn
first demonstrated the various dances,
after ,which the guests tried their
hand at it.
The first in the Center's series of
Woman's programs will be given at
4 p.m. today in the Center, Prof. J.
Raleigh Nelson, director, announced

Fritz Kreisler
Tickets Remain
Erstwhile Child Prodigy
TouringSince 1899
Single tickets for the Fritz Kreis
ler concert Monday in Hill Auditor-
ium may still be obtained; Dr. Charles
A. Sink, President of the University
Musical Society, declared yesterday,
indicating that he expected a capacity
A child prodigy vho has lived up
to predictions, Kreisler has been'
touring this .country successfully
since 1899. He is well-known to Ann
Arbor audiences who still'remember
the time he went on playing after
someone had set off a stench bomb
in the balcony.
The program as it stands includes
the Tschaikovsky Violin Concerto in
Dminor, the Vivaldi Concerto-Gros-
so as arranged by Kreisler, and six
songs written by .the artist, among
them "Caprice Viennois" and "Tam-
bourin Chinois."

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"Don't make any dates for Nov. 17,
sophomore Casanovas, we need you"
the Committee of Five, Black Friday
organization of the Class of '42 an-
A -meeting for all members of the
sophomore class will be held at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium and all loyal men
of '42 are urged to attend and bring
along their identification cards.
"Last year," the chairman of the
Committee of Five said, "upperclass-
men helped us in our battle against
the class of '41 but now it's up to us
alone. Representatives of various
campus groups will speak at the meet-
ing and plans will be discussed rela-
tive. toour teaching the freshmen.
their place on the campus."
Alumni Become Managers
Harold F. Stewart, '39, Pontiac, has
.taken a position as managing editor
of the Strathmoor Press, Detroit. Rol-
and Gifford, '39, is advertising man-
ager of the same paper.

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