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SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1941


'TheMaleAnimal'Will Open Twelfth
Annual Drama Season Tomorrow

Fngine School
A1T' U


l ii ecipients
Are Announced


(Continued from Page 1) that the University of Michigan is
1940 season in New York, tells the tale This first play, which will be shown
of a young professor of English at through Saturday with matinees on
a midwestern university who en- Thursday and Saturday, is an enter-_
counters difficulties with the college taining combination of the brilliancey
trustees and with his wife because of of James Thurber and the human andY
his determination to maintain the likeable characterizations of Elliottt
^"' "''""."~~'f.* *Both writers went to school to--
krgether - to Ohio State University.
Although Nugent went right into the
:cting and writing of plays, Thurber
went to Paris and worked on news-
papers both there and in New York.
The two boys finally got together
again, however, in 1932, while Nugent
was directing "The Cat and the Ca-
All Dramatic Season Patrons
who have season tickets held at
the box office are kindly re-
quested to pick them aup the first.
of this week.
nary." Thurber, who gave up wearing
arl overcoat years ago because he
could not figure out any way to keep
the buttons on it, did manage to make
up his mind that he wanted Nugent
MATT BRIGGS to collaborate with him on "The
____________________________Male Animal," however, and succeed-
ed in persuading him to do so.
principles of freedom in spite of all The second week brings Ilka Chase
odds. It should be of much interest in "Skylark," by Samson Raphaelson.
to Ann Arbor people particularly in This is the lively comedy which Ger-
that, the background of much of the trude Lawrence made famous in her1
play is concerned with a football game performance of it on Broadway last
year. Miss Chase, whose mother is
well-known as the' editor of Vogue
magazine, has varied talents of her
own which carry her into the fields,
For England
In 1929 she became the first woman3
to ever graduate from the University{
of 'Michigan in aerodynamics. Now o stebs foeo h igs
s1e ishe bossnofon of the biggest
Warplane plants in the British Em-
pire - that is the story of Elizabeth I
Qegory MacGill.,
But it isn't all of the story - far
from it. More amazing still is the fact
that this tiny, scarcely 100-pound
girl who turns out 400-mile-an-hour
cpnbat ships for the RAF, cannot
walk without crutches or a cane. She
was stricken with infantile paralysis
seven years ago.
Didn't Stop Her
Polio may have stopped many a
mian but it didn't stop Elsie - that's LEON AMES
what her friends call her. At the be--
ginning of the war she was chief of writing and lecturing besides her
engineer for the Canadian Car and stage, screen and radio work.
Foundry Company. Soon the Domin- Ruth Gordon, famed for her por-
ion's mother country was calling des- trayals of such movie roles as Mary
perately for warplanes. And it wasn't Todd in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" and
long before Elsie was handed a set Victoria in "Disraeli," will play the
of 3,600 blueprints and told to start third week of the festival, starring
turning out Hurricane fighters. in the English melodrama, "Ladies
She was up against it and she knew in Retirement." This play, which has
It, but that didn't keep her from tear- been scaring and delighting audiences
ing into the job with all the energy on Broadway and on the road for the
that was hin her. ______
Elsie was confronted with the fact
that the foundry plant was not de-
signed to manufacture planes - a
gigantic program of retooling, and
revamping old equipment and install-
ing new would be necessary. Miraulousx
Plant Grewdrama that's
In January 1940,however, produc- romance to
tioin was ready to start. Sir~ce that
time 'the original staff of 120 has
grown to 4,500 and the initial order
for forty planes has now been changed
to an unlimited number. Since De-
cember the number of planes per week
has jumped from six to 23 and is
steadily increasing.
Thus, while the Battle of Britain
rages fiercely on the other side of
the Atlantic, a tiny, 34-year-old girl
works in an office in C'iad doing
her bit to beat the Nazis. If England
doesn't win, it won't be her :ault.

Avukah To Give Members
Banquet At Union Today
Dr. Edward M. Blakeman, Univer-
sity religious counsellor, will address
the annual Avukah membership loan-
quet, marking the final get-together
of the student Zionist organization of
the year at 6:30 p.m. today in the
Gilbert Altc'hul, ,stutdelt ati he
University of Chicago, and Mid-West
director of Avukah, will deliver a talk
on the significance of the organiza-
ion's work. Officers for the coming~
year will be installed.
David Crohn, '41, Gerald E. David-
son, '43, Naomi S. Elias, '42, Helen
G. Bittker, '42, will be installed as
president, vice-president, secretary s
and treasurer, respectively.t
You can have at'1E
To Keep the owls
'"'Out of Your


past year, has been rated the best
mystery play since "Kind Lady." (continued from Pae 1)
George Bernard Shaw will again be of 3.0 or better, citizenship and whole N
included on the bill this year. Last or partial self-support. Day
year his "Pygmalion" was presented Cornelius Donovan Scholarships wor
here with Ruth Chatterton playing will be awarded to Charles Burton vers
the lead. This season his "Man and Armstrong, '42E, Herbert Bruce Bat-
tey, '42E, Karl Emil Beu, '44E, Ro- rop
Superman" will bring back to Ann bert William Byrne, '42E, Allen Daniel ship
Christian, '42E, Richard Lawrence who
Congdon, '42E, John Raymond Du- U]
gan, '43E, and Harold Everett Goel- al A
ler, '42E ed b
Other recipients are Grant R. Hag- .t
en, '42E, George Stewart Johnson, sity
'43E, Arne Ingbar Johnson, '42E, pre
Richard William Kebler, '42E, Thad- mur
deus Walter Kucharski, '42E, Warren wis
Elden McElroy, '42E, (first semester hen
;ti only), Jules Sid Needle, '43E, Kenneth
Meredith Nelson, '42E, Wilber Clem-
J ens Nordstrom, '42E, and Arthur Pr
Melvin Ogness, 43E. tica
Donovan scholarships will also go stu
to James A. O'M1l ey, Jr., '43E, gra
George Williams Pusack, '42E, How- me
aid Glenn Roudabush, '42E, (first se- sin
mester only), Sydney Reginald Shell, mid
'43E, Richard Lyman Shuey, '42E, C
Gcrdon John Van Wylen, '42E, and adol
Peter Anthony Weller, '43E. but
RUTH MATTESON One of the biggest scholarships tion
available to the University, the Dono- 50
van Scholarship, a fund of $132,000, add
Arbor by popular request Madge Ev- is anually awarded to students who ser
ans, who established herself as a are American citizens, partially or ma
favorite here last year in "The World wholly self-supporting, and who have, P
We Make." Hiram Sherman comes completed at least 45 units of work pan
from "Talley Method" to play the with a minimum average of 2.5
leading role opposite Miss Evans. 10,
A brilliant clipiax to the drama fes- In
tival will come during commencement Forestry Club gra
week when the Adlers - Luther Ad- com
ler and Sylvia Sidney - will star to- D st u eha
gether in Clifford Odet's "Golden To Dmo
Boy," which drew rave notices from T
New York critics last year. The Ad- '41 Yearbook fea
lers, who come to Ann Arbor after cia
doing "The Gentle People" together, mu
4,e each celebrated in their own The '41 edition of the Michigan Sta
rights, Luther for his work with the Forester, yearbook of the School ofpr
famed Group Theatre in New York prc
and with the New York Jewish Lang- Forestry and Conservation, Is ready sen
uage Theatre and Miss Sidney for for distribution, the Forestry Club his
her work in many movies including announced yesterday.
the lauded "Dead End." This year's publication includes a 1
variety of feature stories, photographsF
Draft Will Not Effect and illustrations depicting phases of do
Freshman Enrollment forestry and camp life. Also included ne
in the annual is a series of candid at
Unless the draft age is lowered to biographical sketches of the mem- der
eighteen years of age, freshmen en- bers in the graduating class and of
rolment in the University of Michi- the professors in the department.
gan for next year will be just about A summary of the social functions
years, it was announced by the Of- of the Forestry Club for the past year
fice of the Registrar and an account of the activities en-
joyed at Camp Filibert-Roth, the
The office stated, however, that school's summer camp, are among
the enrollment in the upper classes the other features in the book.
is going to be reduced to some extentthohefaursitebok
by selective service. Copies of the Forester may be ob-
Two-thirds of the applications for tained from Miss Wallace in the of-
admission that are expected have fice of the School of Forestry and
already been received and more are Conservation. Members of the Fores-
coming in every day. The number try Club are entitled to free copies.
of boys' applications, as always, out- A fee of $1.50 will be charged to
numbers the girls' by two to one. non-members.
musical"splendor that's never been matched .
as heart-filling as its melodies are ear-lilting
thrill the young and make the old young again!.

G Paade o~
A'* Adihed Zagfeld fgirl5
"Trinidad" spsatioal s
a, unreds ofspca ewith
. )' i n nfh mals, ' n a l brds
6 ~~he P 6 li 0j f
lavish lie hi fil
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ArhiecurlSocety Doodle Dance Cartoon
Iniversity Aidas AcjTeconrBstSudn
To HnorBestStuentContest Wi*nners Named
P rep ar ing The American Society of Landscape
Architecture has voted to honor the Winners of the cartoon contest
- -zUniversity by annually awarding the sponsored by the central committee of
. ut re C tize s the Doodle Dance were announced
Certificate of Honor of the Society the Dode Day n nounced
to the outstanding student in the at the dance Friday night by David
By HALE CHAMPION School of Architecture and Design. Proctor, 42A, president of the Arch-
ational celebration of Citizenship The award will be given every year tStanley Glassman, '44A, won the
today brings to attention the on the basis of scholastic standing first prize of five dollars and the con-
,k done by members of the Uni- and character. The candidate must solation prize of one dollar. Winner of
ity Staff in connection with the be proposed by the faculty and must the second prize of three dollars was
gram of preparation for citizen- have spent at least three years at one James Lock, while honorable men-
of those 'uninstitutionalized' of the approved schools. Nomina- tion went to Cliff Graham, B4, and
are about to become twenty-one. tions will be made to the Society be- Neill, '44A.
rder the Division of Extra-Mur- fore May 20.
tivities of the University direct- Other schools to receive the honor Reserve Ensigns Sought
Univer- are Cornell University, Harvard Uni- ei
y Dr. James D. Bruce, the n ersity, Iowa State College, Ohio DETROIT, May 17.--(P)-About
has been active in advising a State University, Pennsylvania State 300 college graduates seeking ensign
paring programs for various com- College, Smith College Graduate commissions in the Naval 1 eserve will
nities throughout the state who School, the University of California probably be taken from the Michigan-
hed to organize a more compre- and the University of Illinois. Toledo area.

sive system of citizenship train-
'of. Harold M. Dorr, of the Poli-
l Science department, who has
i much of the preparation of the
dy program, said that such a pro-
m is a comparatively new develop-
nt. It was originated in Wiscon-
in 1938 and has spread to several
dle-western states.
)akland County was the first to
apt such a program in Michigan,
in the one year since its incep-
there, the idea has spread to over
communities. The University has
Jed impetus to the movement by
wing as a clearing house for infor-
tion and advice.
'rofessor Dorr has written two
rphlets , "Voting Citizen" and
ducation in Citizenship," and over
000 of these have been distributed. I
setting up workable study pro-
ms, he has provided many of the
nmunities with the courses which
ve led to today's induction cere-
these - induction ceremonies will
ture talks by prominent state offi-
ds. Citizenship oaths in many com-
nities will be administered by
ate Supreme Court Justices.
The essential purpose of the new
ogram has been to develop the
se of a citizen's responsibilities in
Group To Show Films
Films depicting the work being
ne at the Unity Training School
ar Kansas City, Mo., will be shown
7:15 tomorrow in the League un-
the auspices of the local Uni-
ian Church. ,.

Ruth Matteson Leon Ames
The Hilarious Comedy of College Life
by James Thurber and Elliot Nugent
with Leon Ames
Mon. through Sot. , Prices: $2:0-$1.50-$1.10-85c
Matinees Thur. c Sat. 3:15 Last Week to Buy Season Tickets
Box Office Phone 6300



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