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Spanish Club Play To Expose
Power Of Gossip Wednesday

Social Arbiter .. -

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Gossip will be the keynote of Pueb-
la de las Mujeres, annual Spanish
play to be presented by La Sociedad
Hispanica at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The plot is built around the pow-
er of gossip as employed by the vil-
lage spinster to force a young law-
yer and a local senorita of a typical
Andalusian town in Spain to fall in
love against their will. Play interest
comes principally from the futile at-
tempt of the victims to struggle
against the ever-increasing web of
tattle spun by a middle-aged veteran
at the game.
. Before the final curtain falls, the
clever dialogue of the play provides
many rib-tickling situations and the
authentic Spanish costuimes lend col-
or to the most widely acclaimed com-
edy written by the Quinteros broth-
June Larson, '41, in the role of
Concha Puerto, the village gossip,
plays the lead in the play. Norma
Bennett, '41, as Juanita, the lovely
senorita; and Claude Hulet, '42, as


Adolfo, the lawyer, provide the love
Principal supporting roles go to
David Gibson. '41, who plays the
part of the kindly priest of the town;
Marjorie Teller, '43, in the role of'
Juanita's straight-edge aunt; Ray-
mond Chambers, '41, who acts in the
capacity of the wise old village doc-
tor; and Frances Besancon, '42, the
deaf but observant sister of the priest.
Minor roles are taken by Lawrence (
Aronsson, '43, Judith Perkins, '42,
Carmelita Rosasco, '42, Antonietta
Ferretti, '42A. Ernest McCarus, '44 1
and Robert Mantho, '43.
Production staff for the play is
as follows: general chairman and
properties, Martha Drew, '41; Cos-
tumes, Concha Herrarte, sets and
stage. Jack Bender, '41, and Agnitu
Schwartz, Ed; box-office chairman,
Helen Lapitsky, '41; make-up, Harold
Barnes, Grad., and bookholder, Earl
Helen Lapitsky, '41.
Director of the play is Prof. Charles
Staubach_ Business Ihanager is Prof.

Elsa Maxwell,
Fun Advocate,
Will Talk Here'

Music Faculty
To Give Recital
Van I)eursen, Fishburne,
Case To Offer Concert
A baritone and two pianists, Prof.
Hardin Van Deursen, Mary Fish-
burne and Prof. Ava Comin Case,
all of the School of Music, will com-
bine their musical talents to pre-
sent they third in a series of Faculty
Concerts at 4:15 p.m. today in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Professor Van Deursen, accompan-
ied by Professor Case, will open the
program with four well-known pieces
by John Sebastian Bach, "Blessed
Redeemer," "Golden Sun Streaming,"
"Come, Sweet Death" and "If Thou
Be Near."
Later he will sing Mednikoff's "The
Hills of Gruzia," Koeneman's "When
the King Went Forth to War," and
In her part of the performance,
Miss Fishburne will offer Beethoven's
"Sonata in A flat, Op. 110," Debussy's
"La terrasse des audiences du clair
de lune," "La serenade interrompue"
and "Hommage a S. Pickwick, Esq.
P.P.M. P. C." and "Two Satirical
Dances" by Dorothy James.
Miss James, a member of the fac-
ulty at Michigan Normal, has com-
posed many selection that have been
heard in Ann Arbor concerts.
[Ruthven To Speak
At University Club

Improved Lighting Given Public Northern University
University of Alaska, at Fairbanks,
Through Glass Block Research claims to be the northernmost uni-
versity in the world.
By DAN BEHRMAN adequate amount of light into the
Improved lighting in homesa
schools and factories is now available building. One of the new designs
through the research on glass blocks evolved embodies oblique surfaces on G ood C ast.
undertaken by Prof. F. A. Firestone, the outside face of the block, permit-
Dr. H. B. Vincent and Dr. R. A. Boyd ting it to catch the sunlight directly G ood
of the physics and engineering re- at almost any time of the day. S hoW.
search departments. In the five years which have elapsed
Their work has been conducted since research was begun, glass blocks Let's Go.
along two phases. sThey first devel- have gained widespread use in in-
oped a method to determine accurate- dustry. Printing and textile plants,
ly the amount of illumination a cus- with their need for exceptionally March°-
tomer could expect in his prospective good illumination, have installed
building. Secondly they improved the them in a number of new buildings.2
design of the block itself. 1 They have been used in combination
The purpose of the glass block is with ordinary window sash in schools, 28
to diffuse natural daylight, thereby and are finding a growing demand in
eliminating the waste and glare of or- private home construction. 29
dinary window glass. Light entering Drs. Vincent, Firestone and Boyd
the blocks is diffused to a, white have carried this work forward in the
ceiling which provides the illuminated Harrison M. Randall Laboratory of
area with a natural method of in- Physics, under the sponsorship of a
direct lighting. Toledo glass manufacturer.
The new blocks are characterizedl
by a low surface brightness, which--- - -----
eliminates glare while admitting an




Those students who think the Uni-
versity Concert Band is a pretty fine
organization will be interested to,
know that it may be heard over the
air at 6 p.m. (WCAR) every Sunday.
Today's program, under the direc-
tion of Prof. William D. Revelli, will
feature among its selections, several
on the required list for the Mich-
igan School Band and Orchestra Fes-
tival in May.
Other broadcasts today include the
program of "Historic Hymns" at
9 a.m. over WJR, and Prof. Slosson's
weekly discussion of important events
in world history which have occurred
during the past week. Prof. Slosson
presents his talks extemporaneously,
but copies, recorded by a secretary,
may be procured upon written re-
quest to Morris Hall. The broadcast
will be heard at 12:30 p.m. over1
WJR. At 12:45 p.m. over the samej
station, " Out of Court," the legalj
dramatization, will consider thisI
week the problem of building laws
and restrictions.
* * *
A new broadcast which has already
attracted a great deal of attention is
the "Why Save Democracy?" stories.
Speakers on this program so far have
been Governor Murray D. Van Wag-
oner and Karl Detzer, Roving Editor
for the Reader's Digest. The pro-
gram may be heard at 10:45 p.m.
every Friday. The purpose of these
broadcasts is to present a contrast-I
ing picture of the American way of
life with that in the Dictatorship
countries. The speaker next Fri-I
day will be Lee A. White, Detroit
News Director of Public Relations.
His topic will be "Freedom of
* * *
"The Children's Theatre" is an-
other of the new broadcasts that is
becoming a favorite. It is devoted
to the dramatizations of fairy tales'
-and the title is misleading. The
most blase and sophisticated of the
hard-to-please radio crowd find
themselves listening in at 9:45 a.m.
every Saturday (WCAR), and en-
joying the stories more than they did
when they were six. Another pro-
gram worthy of your notice is pre-
sented by the students in Dr. Eich's
- class. Excerpts from Vachel Lind-
say's poetry will be featured at 1:45
Thursday (WCAR) on the program
devoted to American Literary Mas-

Elsa ax.well. .idely known as
Ermelindo A. Mercado. Elsa Maxwell, widely known as
All seats to the production are re- "America's Mistress of Unceremo-
served. 'The Lydia Mendelssohn box- nies," will speak on 'The Science of
office will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday Laughter" at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday,
and will remain open up to Wednes- April 1, at Hill Auditorium, under
day evening just before the play's the auspices of the Michigan Alum-
presntaton.nae Club.
presentation. H Miss Maxwell, a legendary figure
All holders of La Sociedad His- in international social circles, is most
panica lecture tickets may receive a famous for her original parties in
special price by presenting their tick-fa uwrYorkgCnlhpaties y-
etsto heboxoffcewhe main New York City where business ty-
ets to the box-ofefine when making coons rub shoulders with European
royalty and members of the Amer-
ican aristocracy join with stars in
A. nnouncemnent all fields. "Let's have fun" is herj
social credo.
Chairman of the committee inj
O f Scholarships charge of the Maxwell lecture is
Mrs. E. S. Wolaver, who will be as-
sisted by Mrs. C. D. Camp, Mrs. Emil
Made By Dean Arnold, Mrs.RussellDobson, Jr., and
./e [Mrs. Roger Bailey.
(Continued from Page 1) The Alumnae Club annually spon-
sors a number of scholarships for
University students, in addition to
parentage, who have been teresi. contributing to such projects as the
dence at least one semester. Four jproposed WAA swimming pool. Tick-
scholarships of $500 each. Applica- ets will be sold at one dollar, 75 and
tion' should be made to the Dean of 50 cents.
the College in which the registrant I
is registered. 1 uiy 1
D.A.R. War Memorial Scholarships 1 r ivictow eil
for worthy, needy student(s) from G
Michigan.. Possibly more than one
will be granted on the income from W i G ve alik
$5,000. Apply to the University Loan -Y


FBI Fingerprinting
Plan Is Announced
Tentative plans for the voluntary
University students and faculty mem-
bers March 17, 18 and 19 for the
Personal Identification Bureau of the
'BI, were announced yesterday by
the local Gamma.Pi chapter of Alpha
Phi Omega, national service fraterni-
Headed by William Ager, '43, chair-
man of the project, and Richard G.
Schoel, '43E, president of the chap-
ter, the program is being carried on
in cooperation with the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.



Dinner Here


Fund Committee.
Eugene G. Fasstt Scholarship for
worthyneedy students who have been:
in residence at least one semester.
Three scholarships of $200 each are
granted. Apply to the Dean of theI
College in which the applicant isI
registered. .
Simon Mandelbaum Scholarship
for undergraduate men in the Col-
lege of LS&A and in the Engineering
College who have been in residence
for one year prior to the date of ap-
plication. Consideration will be given
to character, necessity for financial
aid, and scholarship in the order
named. Six scholarships will be
granted for $375 each. Application
should be made to the Dean of the
College of LS&A or to the Assistant
Dean of the Engineering School.
Jewish Group Collects
$4,300 In Relief Drive
The Ann Arbor Jewish Committee
announced yesterday that its recent
drive to raise funds for the relief of
refugee students resulted in the col-
lection of a sum equivalent to $4,300
in cash and offers of room and board.
Prof. Jacob Sacks of the pharma-
cology department was the chairman
of the drive, which will -enable ten
refugee students to complete their ed-
ucation at the University.
Osias Zwerdling headed the solici-
tation of the townspeople, and Martin
Dworkis, Grad., directed the student
division of the drive.

Archaeologist To Discuss
Position Of Turkey
Dr. Robert H. McDowell. research
associate in Mesopotamian archae-
ology, will present an address on
"Turkey's Part in the Present Strug-
gle" at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, inE
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
The talk is being sponsored by
the Ann Arbor Chapter of the Com-I
mittee to Defend America by Aiding
the Allies, under the direction of
Prof. Bradley M. Davis of the botany
department. chairman.
Born in the Near East, the son of
American missionaries to Persia, Dr.
McDowell has been connected with
the archaeological activities of the
University in that area since 1928.
For several years he was engaged in
business in the Near East and the
Balkans and in 1916 did war relief
service in Iran, the Caucasus and
During 1917 and 1918 he inter-
rupted this work for enlistment in
the British Military Intelligence Ser-
vice with duty in these same regions.
His particular field of interest is the
economic history' of both the ancient
and modern Near East.
Planes Start Search
NEW ORLEANS, March 8.-(P)-
j Three airplanes took off here today to,
search for an overdue twin-engine
B-10 type of Army bomber after a
radio distress message was receivedj
from the pilot, Lt. D. W. Lang.

President Alexander G. Ruthvent
will be principal speaker at a Stagi
Dinner of the University Club whichF
will be held preceding its annual -
business meeting on Tuesday. April
8, in the Union.
Composed of more than 600 mem-
bers, most of whom are on the fac-
ulty, the University Club will elect
officers for the coming year at the
meeting. The dinner is the first
which the organization has spon-
Officers of the Club at the pres-
ent time are Prof. A. D. Moore of
the electrical engineering depart-
ment, president; T. Hawley Tapping,
of the Alumni Association, secretary,
and Prof. Harry Bouchard of the
geodesy and surveying department,
Manufacturers Advocate
Armament Industry Pool
NEW YORK, March 8.-(P)-In an
effort to establish regional "pooling"
of armament industries, the National
Association of Manufacturers soon
will inittiate a series of "defense
clinics" throughout the nation,
This development in the United
States' effort to rearm ahead of prev-
ious schedules was disclosed today by
Association officials.
Under plans still subject to modifi-
cations, N.A.M. officials, officers of
the Army and Navy, and local in-
dustrial organizations will take part
in an "all-out" effort to co-ordinate
defense industries on regional bases.
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