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Play Production Finale. . .In Re 'The Corn Is Green' .
"REMEMBER THE DAY": a play by Philo Higley SOME TIME AGO (on Jan. 12), this column,
and Philip Dunning, in seven scenes; directed by
Frederic O. Crandall; Scenery by Vincent Jukes; given over momentarily to selected reviews
costumes by Emma Hirsch. of "The Theatre In New York", carried one dis-
senting vote against Emlyn Williams' "The
THE CAST: Peter Antonelli, Ollierae Bilby, Elaine CnrnGreenada m ynhichlhams'e"Then
Alpert, William Stegath, Harvey Willens, Joseph Corn Is Green." a drama which has been playing
Lynn, Marion Chown, William Kinzer, Sheldon to a packed National Theater on Broadway
Finkelstein, Natalie Schurman, Gwendolyn Law- since November. With vacation only a little more
head, Charles Leavay, Thomas Armstrong, Marion than a week off, and Easterners already turn-
Conde, Dorothy Hadley, Lee Perry, Carol Freeman, .ingtheir thoughts to the theatre, it is only
Ruth Seager, Margaret Wiseman, Jack Mitchell.
Merle Webb, Claire Cook, Margaret Cotton, Jeff just to all people concerned that the other side
Solomon, Lynn Walton, Chet Bowling, Martha Ann of the story be presented.
Good, Sally Platt, Helene Herzfield, Jim Bob Ste- The dissenting review took particular issue
phenson, Gultekin Aga-Oglu.
with Ethel Barrymore in the production's lead-
By MILTON ORSHEFSKY ing role, and uttered some sharp derogations
For the finale of its 1940-1941 season Play with which this observer can not agree. For Miss
Production is dipping deeply and lingeringly in- Barrymore is playing a part that is admirably
to the nostalgia of Philo Higley's and Philip suited to her special talents. She is represent-
Dunning's ancient Broadway success, "Remem- ing a clear-sighted school-teacher with a vision
ber the Day." in her heart: a dream that young Welsh miners
As the program claims, in what is perhaps a can be educated out of their economic and
saddening understatement, this is the story of spiritual misery. Her special charge is a young
"a long time ago." For background there is the lad with -peculiar literary talents that she feels
12-desk schoolroom, with a titled Lincoln and must be developed to the point where he can win
a patient Washington looking down from the a scholarship to Oxford. The play is concerned
wall, along with the clock that always says a with the successes and, set-backs before the
quarter to four, and the over-stuffed living pair's ultimate victory.
room of a presumably typical Middle-Western AS STORY MATERIAL, this is obviously
suburb of the late '90's. Into that background not much, and there is always the danger
are fitted more or less unobtrusively the hopes that it mighf drift into the maudlin. That is
and fears, the petty gossip, the intrigues - in a where Miss Barrymore takes over with poise and
word, the flesh and blood, however diluted, of a sure skill. In only one scene can the play be
existence within the limiting frame of a quiet said to bog down into an annoying sentimental-
town. ity - the over-long "seduction" scene in Actt
Play Production does a generally adequate job II where a moronic girl succeeds in winning
of fitting. Ollierae Bilby is a gifted actress, and over the momentarily rebellious student - and
a charming teacher for whom it was undoubted- significantly, that is one of the few scenes
ly a pleasure to pay after-school penance. Dor- in which Miss Barrymore has no part. When
othy Hadley, as the fussy, quietly self-sufficient she is on the stage there is warmth and an
mother, turns in a professional performance, uncommon emotional interest, especially in the
and is complemented ably by. Jack Mitchell in tense scene where teacher meets pupil for the
a brief bit as her gently bewildered husband. first time.
Joseph Lynn is at least an exuberant, if often
a too full-lunged, boy around whose pleasantly BUT TO SINLE OUT Miss Barrymore for
sentimental relationship with the school-teacher special praise is to obscure the fact that this
the maim- action revolves. Sheldon Finkelstein is an incredibly moving play. Mr. Williams
does a convincing role as the lad who can't get writes a vibrant prose in the Welsh idiom, and
out of the seventh grade and with good reason. Producer Shumlin has made sure that his actors
The list, with more space, might properly be have a feeling and understanding for it. There
extended. is not a mediocre performance in the entire
It remains only to* point out that the play; drama with Richard Waring as the student,
obviously, is slight stuff. But last night's audi- and Rosalind Ivan and Thelma Schnee as moth-
ence was apparently willing to remember the er and moronic daughter, particularly effective.
day with sporadic laughs and chuckles of un. In short, "The Corn Is Green" is a play with
derstanding, and at the very least, there was an point and sincerity, staged, directed and acted
indulgent smile. That is probably the way it in such a way as to make it one of the finest
will be - and ought to be -- for the rest of things the New York theatre has to offer.
the four-dad run.-I-M. O-
Letters To The Editor

The Reply
W ATCH what Harold Gray does
with the newly born Ford strike
in Little Orphan Annie. Daddy War-
bucks is due for a lot of grief from1
those fuzzy headed labor racketeers,J
who are not, incidentally called labort
racketeers any more because once
upon a time Harold Gray got himself
into some sort of trouble with his
obvious leanings toward a fascistict
scorn and frenzy against labor. Why
that comic strip was not publicly
burned long ago is more than Harold
Gray must know, and indeed were'
Daddy Warbucks to have control of
things for awhile, all comic strips as
obviously intended to influence the
thinking public which reads the com-
ic strips, would be done away with.
That the youth of the nation has not
yet seen things the way Mr. Gray
would like them to is- not the faults
of Daddy Warbucks or his super-
natural aides. Daddy, with the dia-
mond stick pin gleaming from the
boiled shirt he wears with his tuxedo
at all hours of the day or night, has
been had in so many different ways
of scheming crooks who agitate that
he was pretty near out of the pic-
ture until National Defense brought
him back for last bats.
And Annie, that wise little tyke,
has carried on in his absence with
pathos and bathos and little children
(not her own), with all the tools of
a stupid and pompous brain aiding
her in her fight for reason and rule
by the comic strip. There are other
comic strips (where did that name
originate?) which have approached
the sticky, distorted mush of the
Orphan Annie non-political episodes.
Little Annie Rooney is a try, just to
mention one. But no other hack has
dared what Harold Gray has dared,
for indeed Bund members have been
spoken sharply to for far less than
what poor old Daddy Warbucks has'
been saying these many years. In a
way, Harold Gray comes pretty close
to reality sometimes. But whenever
he does, Mr. Asp polishes off what-
ever is wrong, or the big Oriental with
the turban (fill in name here) waves
a cloak over the offenders, and pouf!
there you are. And Mr: Gray's ap-
proaches to that reality, few they are,
are always of a rather brutal na-
ture, such as blowing up a few boys,
or just maiming them for life, be-
cause they deserve it, because they
are Interfering with Production, be-
cause they are Bushy Headed. Such
indeed come close to home, but any
resemblance to living persons or Har-



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the Graduate School are urged to
attend the meeting.
College of Architecture: Midsemes-
ter reports indicating students ei-
rolled in the College of Architecture
doing unsatisfactory work in any unit
of the University are due in Room 207
Architecture on April, 10. Report
blanks for this purpose may be se-
cured from the office of the College
or from Room 4, University Hall.
To the Householders: Many of the
students will remain in Ann Arbor
over the spring vacation. If you need
student help for your spring house-
cleaning, yard or garden work, call
Miss Elizabeth A. Smith, University
4121, Ext. 2121, Student Employment
Bureau. The student rate of pay is
40 cents an hour.
May Festival Tickets: The Univer-
sity Musical Society announces that
owing to the excessive number of
orders already received for MaysFest-
ival tickets, it is obliged to respect-
fully declip'e to accept further orders
for season tickets in the $7.00 and
$8.00 divisions; and for individual
concerts in the $2.00 or $2.50 divi-
sions. ,Y
Orders for $6.00 season tickets and
for individual concert tickets at $1.00
and $1.50 wil continue to be accepted
for the time being.
Men's Residence Halls: Present oc-
^upants of the Men's Residence Halls
may secure reapplication forms for
the year 1941-42 from their House
Directors. As soonbas atform is com-
pleted, it should be returned to the
House Director, and it should be in
her hands by April 25.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
1 has received notice from The Penn-
sylvania State College that several
graduate assistantships are available
for the academic year 1941-42. Appli-
cants must have completed a four-
year curriculum in horie economics.
Complete information on file at the
Bureau, 201 Mason Hall. Office hours:
9-12 and 2-4.
Academic Notices
Zoology Seminar tonight at 7:30
in the Rackham Amphitheatre. Re-
ports by: Miss Winifred S. White on
"The environmental conditions af-
fecting the genetic mechanism of

The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.

hibition Room, Architecture Building,
through April 9, 9:00 a.m. to5:00 p.m.
Exhibition: John James Clarkson-
Oils, Water Colors and Drawings. Ex-
hibition Galleries of the Rackham
School, March 28-April 26. Daily (ex-
cept Sundays) including evenings.
Auspices: Ann Arbor Art Association
and Institute of Fine Arts, University
of Michigan.
University Lecture: Harry D. Tie-
mann, physicist at the Forest Pro-
ducts Laboratory, U. S. Forest Serv-
ice, Madison, Wisconsin, will give an
illustrated talk on "Significance of
Research on Wood" at 4:15 p.m.
today in the amphitheatre of the
Rackham Building, under the aus-
pices of the School of Forestry and
Conservation. The public is cordially
University Lecture: William S. Cul-
bertson, former ambassador to Chile,
will lecture on "Political and Econom-
ic Aspects of Hemisphere Defense'
at 4:15 p.m. on Friday, April 4, in the
amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing, under the auspices of the Uni-
versity Committee on Defense Issues.
The public is cordially invited.
Lecture: Professor Harold E. We-'
they, Chairman of the Deparment
of Fine Arts, will give an illustrated
talk on "Spanish Painting" today at
4:15 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Memo-
rial Hall, for members of the group
who are planning to visit the exhibi-
tion of Spanish painting at the Toledo
Museum of Art on Saturday.
Lecture: Dr. Harry F. Ward will
speak in the Natural Science Audi-
torium on Fri., April 4, at 4:00 p.m.,
on "The Dean of Canterbury's Soviet
Power." Sponsored by the Karl Marx
Events Today
Captain W. M. Estes, U. S. Army,
will be at R.O.T.C. Headquarters to-
day to interview students interested
in becoming Flying Cadets. Appli-
cations will also be taken for those
students interested in non-flying
training. This is the last day Cap-
tain Estes will be in Ann Arbor.
Graduate History Club meeting to-
night at 8:00 p.m. inthe East Confer-
ence Room of the Rackham Building.
The subject discussed will be "Out-
standing Men of, the Department of
History of the University of Michigan
and their contributions to historical
scholarship." Rrefreshments.
University Glee Club Concert: The
University Men's Glee Club, David
Mattern, conductor, will present their
annual Spring concert at 8:15 to-
night in Hill Auditorium. The pro-
gram will be complimentary to the
general public.
All campus organizations are in-
vited to send delegates to a meeting
of the Student Senate Spring Parley
Committee at 7:30 p.m. tonight at
the Union, Room 323. All organi-
zations are invited to propose names
of both faculty and students who
would be willing to serve on the panel
session of the Parley. April 25 and
Stewart Beach will be at the Hop-
wood Room for tea this afternoon.
Students in writing courses are invit-
od to meet him.
Central Committee of J.G.P. will
meet tonight at 7:30 in the Council
Room of the League.
Michigan Dames: Art Group will
meet at the home of Kathleen Ward
(Mrs. C. D.), 1601 Westminster Place
at 8:00 tonight.

The Interior Decorating Group of
the Faculty Women's Club will have
their final meeting of the year at
3:00 p.m. today at the League. Mrs.
John B. Waite will talk on "Beautiful


Trade Unionism
Faces Greatest Test

THE THING they were afraid of, the
thing they knew had to come, fin-
ally happened early yesterday morning, and the
worst part of the whole business is that it came
at the wrong time. Ever since the CIO was born
at the Tampa Convention of the American Fed-
eration of Labor in 1935 and began organizing the
great masses of industrial workers, it was rea-
lized that one day a showdown would have to
. come between the apostles of the new kind of
trade unionism and the arch-individualist -
Henry Ford.
Since 1935 and, more exactly, since 1937, the
CIO has gone about the terrific job of organizing
all the little workers on an industrial basis.
Taking over where the senile AFL had not
bothered to go, the CIO brought the idea of
unionism to all the workers of the industrial
system, not only to the more or less aristocratic
members of the crafts. Since 1937 the CIO has
slowly unionized big industry. It went through
a period of hardship where public opinion, en-
couraged both by the newspapers and an old
and outworn philosophy of mistaken individual-
ism, made the going almost impossibly rough.
But, slowly, most of the great industrial giants.
were unionized. The cries of socialism, radical-
ism, Communism, un-Americanism and alien agi-
tation were thrust about; the unions had to fight
down great odds. It was a big job to struggle
against such odds - for it was said that the
way of the CIO was not the "American way."
A fine and good governor of the state of Michi-
gan was beaten for reelection because he hadn't
been "American," because he hadn't ousted sit-
down strikers by force from the plants of his
THAT FIGHT for unionization was greatest in
this state, because here are situated all the
great automobile plants - almost virgin soil for
the planting of the new philosophy that the little
workers have a right to organize and bargain
collectively for higher wages. shorter hours, and
better working conditions. Through four years
the CIO has worked to organize'the workers of
the great automobile industry - now the life-
giver of the nation --- and it has done its job
almost completely. It-has changed the philoso-
phy of America, until now it is no longer "un-
respectable" to be a unionist. It has solidly or-
ganized the industry until now even the great
managers of production do not oppose union-
ism. It has come of age. It is a part of America.
But all through these years Ford has managed
to maintain an open shop and to resist the spread
of union activity in his plant. He has stood on
the rights of the individual employer to run "his
plant in the way he wants to run it, and no
union organizer is going to tell him what to do."
This is the time-honored attitude of Ford, and
it is the attitude that is so admired by the rugged
individualists of another day who are still with
us and refuse to see that, in spite of the fact
that individualists did yeoman work in building,
up the great America, times do change, condi-
tions change, and methods must change.
THE PRINCIPLE of unionism has been accept-
ed by the other great automobile companies,

ry Bennett is purely coincidental. wing production in the chrysanthe-
And as I say, watch your local Or-. mum aphid," and Mr. R. Dean Schick

phan Annie for further develop-


on "Changes in the vagina of the
white mouse during pregnancy and
their simulation."

Daily Art Columns
To the Editor:
The drastic criticism of the paintings of John
James Clarkson which appeared in your "Art"
column of March 29th has come as a shock to
many. Some have rightly felt that its apparent
bias was unsportsmanlike. In investigation it
appears that editorial shears completely altered
the character of a brilliant and honest, if un-
favorable, review. In fairness to the artist, the
author of the article, and the outraged public,
I hope you can see your way to printing the
original last paragraph which I append.
- James Marshall Plumer,
Lecturer on Far Eastern Art
,*: *k *:
Paragraph omitted from the "Art" Column of
Saturday, March 29, 1941:
There are one or two compositions with in-
trinsic interest, notably the two concert pictures.
But one finds the most pleasure-indeed, a quite
considerable amount-in the drawings. There
Mr. Clarkson's intuition for form and composi-
tion is expressed without hindrance from the
paint pot. There is to be seen the easiest ex-
pressed joining of his .emotion and intellect.
And, withal, one must, no matter how one feels
about many of the results, hail the painter for
as one of a homogeneous many, he can make sure
that he will make enough money under decent
working conditions so that he may maintain
himself and his family in an American manner.
THIS IS AND MUST BE the standard of mod-
ern America, and, in the automobile industry,
it has come to be a reality: now Ford must face
it, for it is the way of the present and of the
future. There are' those who may argue that
Ford out of his own benevolence, gave the work-
ers a good wage. But the fact that his wage scale
for unskilled men is 10 cents below the industry
average and that peaceful conditions in his plants
are maintainable only through the establishment
of a Gestapo-like "service system" refutes the
claim that a majority of Ford's workers are
well taken care of. And, even if they are, the
most important point must still be made - that
workers in a democracy have the right to bar-'
gain collectively. It is law: it has come in the
last few years to be regarded as a right, and to
deny it is to deny progress.
The sad part is that the drive to organize Ford
reached a crisis during the current national de-
fense furor, and, so, the union must brave the
wrath of a country which claims to. see an un-
patriotic plot to sabotage defense efforts. It can
only be said that the unionization of Ford is ..

his uninhibited experiments and his admirable
willingness to search.
Note: Not "editoral shears" but 2 o'clock in the
morning, an approaching deadline, and a column
that ran just a little too 'long and had 'to be
chopped fast-these are the reasons for the appar-
ent "misunderstanding. We're sorry.
- The Editors.
Ore Peceo
eod 9
Robert S.Ane - "
UNCENSORED U.S. reports from both Italy
and France reveal the amazing fact that the
United States is more popular with the Italians
than with the French.
Our friendship with France is deep-rooted,
extends from Lafayette to Pershing, was fur-
thered by a hand-picked friend of Roosevelt's as
Ambassador, plus two cargoes of food. But the
United States has never been more disliked by
the French.
In fact, France today is more pro-Axis than
Italy. There are several reasons for this. The
French are a proud people. Their army was
acclaimed the best in the World, supposedly un-
beatable. And when it crumbled over-night, the
French expected that the British, with almost
no army, could not last a week.
UT almost one year has passed since the fall
of France, and the British are still fighting.
Result: French leaders have had to give ex-
planations to justify themselves. Their two chief
excuses are (1) the British pulled their airplanes
away from the French army; (2) the United
States refused to supply the French with air-
planes though now giving them to the British.
Real fact was that the United States provided
France with far more planes than we did the
British (some still being at Martinique). It is
true, of course, that the British did withdraw
their planes at the end, but only after Churchill
had definite information that French leaders in-
tended to surrender.
Net result: the French are bitter against both
the United States and Britain; many would wel-
come a German victory.

Add to the above, what I be-
lieve to be a new note for the Par-
ent-Teacher associations. After
you people get through with the
cereal serials, go to work on the
funny papers. You will perhaps
have more to say about what goes
into your newspapers than you
have on what comes out of your
days as of March 29 when story
was released) over the column writ-
ten by Marjorie Myers for the Ober-
lin Review, in which the young lady
advocated striking out the "forsak-
ing all others, keep ye only unto her"
clause from the marriage ceremony.
The Free Press picked the matter up
and editorially said the young lady
should be spanked, and the staff of
the paper too, and then hung out to
dry. Which poses an interesting
problem, namely whether the metro-
politan newspapers and press ser-
vices which take up these purely lo-
cal scandals and flash them to an
avidly prurient public the nation
over, are not just a little bit wetter
behind their editorial ears than the
kids and indignant local big wigs
who furnish the material. In both the
Detroit News and the Free Press, the
story got page one play on Sunday,
if you know what I mean.
About the rights or wrongs of
what Miss Myers appears to have
said, I have no comment other than
to point out the slight matter of
the power exerted by deans of women,
and the unwisdom of writing what-
ever comes into your head, even if
you believe it. until at least you have
reached a position to do so with im-
punity. Which status, as she will re-
member and regret every night at
seven fifteen as she cuddles up in
her dormitory with a good book, Miss
Myers had not reached when she
wrote her column. On the other
hand, no matter how unwise she was
to write frankly wlat she felt about
marriage, Miss Myers did no) write
a filthy article, and neither she nor
the staff of the paper at Oberlin
deserves the letter written by Father
O'Laughlin in which he said that
"the teen-age sages responsiblefor
writing or publishing such unadulter-
atet filth furnish conclusive proof
themselves of their moronic and sa-
distic tendencies." If the Father and
people like him would come down
off that high horse, maybe the kids
might explain or modify a little. Such


Red Cross Water Safety Refresher
Course for Instructors starts Sunday,
April 6, 1:00 to 2:30 P.M. Course for
appointment of new Water Safety
Instructors starts same day, 2:30 to
5:30 P.M. Both courses are for men
and women. Harold Baker, National
Red Cross Representative, will be the
instructor. Classes will be held at the
Intramural Pool.
Required Physical Education for
Women: Registration for required
work for outdoor season:
Barbour Gymnasium-Friday, Ap-
ril 4, 8:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00:
Saturday, April 5, 8:30 to 12:00.
Indoor season continues through
Tuesday, April 8; outdoor season be-
gins Wednesday, April 9.
Upperclass students electing physi-
cal education classes:
Register in Office 15, Barbour
Gymnasium-Monday, April 7, 8:30
to 12:00 and 1:30 to 4:30.
Additional classes for electives will
be offered as follows:
Elementary Tennis-Friday 3:20.
Intermediate Tennis--Friday at
Archery-Friday 3:20.
Elementary Riding-Friday 3:20.
Exhibit: Defense Housing, arranged
by the Central Housing Commission,
Washington, D.C.; third floor Ex-

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