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Ruth Draper, Dorothy Thompson Head 1940-41 Lecture



Oratorical Association To Sponsor
Leland Stowe, Warden Lawes;'
First Speaker To Appear Oct. 29

Lawes Acts
As Warden

For 21 Yars

Explorer Uses
No Weapons
On Expedition
Pictures Of Wild Animals
Obtained By Chapman
Without Personal Injury
Wild animals or no wild animals,
Wendell Chapman never uses a gun

Ruth Draper, Star Monologist,
Shuns Personal Publicity Blurbs

With such noted personalities as
Dorothy Thompson, Leland Stowe
and Ruth Draper among those to
appear here, The MichiganOratori-
cal Association will inaugurate its
1940-41 season with the opening of
the over-the-counter sale of tickets
at 10 a.m. this morning in the Box
Office of Hill Auditorium.
Other headliners to appear during
the year include Harry E. Yarnell,
Warden Lewis E. Lawes, William Bee-
be, Julien Bryan and Wendell Chap-
Miss Draper To Open
Miss Draper, best known for her
presentation of monologues which
she writes herself, will open the sea-
son Oct. 29 with a group of Character
Sketches. Miss Draper's appearance
in Ann Arbor is one of her few per-
sonal appearances, since she has re-
fused many lecture dates to devote
her time to writing.
A Pulitzer prize winner in 1930,
Leland Stowe is rated worthy of the
prize again this year for his remark-
able story of the Nazi entrance into
Norway. Mr. Stowe will tell his
story of the.Norwegian campaign and
the intrigue which has spread the
Nazi regime through Europe at his
lecture Nov. 5.
Lawes Widely Known
Known for his ability as author
of five best-sellers, many magazine
articles and radio talks as well as
his pioneer work as a practical crim-
inologist, Warden Lawes will tell the
facts of his career at his appearance
here Nov. 11. It was Warden Lawes,
now beginning his twenty-first year
as Warden, who made Sing Sing the
most advanced and humane penal
institution in theworld.
Probably the most colorful, and re-
garded as the leading women jour-
nalist in the world, Dorothy Thomp-
son will tell Ann Arbor audiences her
views on current world problems dur-
ing her lecture Nov. 19. Miss Thomp-
son is author of the syndicated col-
umn "On The Record," which ap-
pears in papers throughout thecoun-
try, two books: "The New Russia,"
and "I Saw Hitler," as well as the
introduction to the American edi-
tion of Hitler's "Mein Kampf."
Fifth speaker in the series will be

William Beebe
To Tell Story
Of Sea Diving

Julien Bryan, world famous cinema-'
tographer and adventurer who will~
present films accompanied by an ex-
planatory lecture on "Brazil and the
Argentines," Dec. 2.
Chapman To Appear
Wendell Chapman, outstanding na-
turalist and wild life photographer,
will appear her Jan. 21 and show his
intimate movies and close-up stills of
the wild animals of Canada, the
United States and Mexico. Neither
he nor Mrs. Chapman, who is his
assistant, carry guns when out "hunt-
ing" pictures. Some of the pictures
show wild beavers and pine martens
eating from Mrs. Chapman's hands.
Mr. Chapman appeared here in 1937.-
Scientist, explorer, author and lec-
turer, Dr. William Beebe will appear
here Feb. 26 to tell of his adventures
from his newest field of exploration,
the bottom of the sea. Mr. Beebe's
exhibit at the New York World's Fair
was always surrounded by an eager
crowd who surveyed his drawings of
fish whose habitat is too far below
the surface to be photographed.
Yarnell Gives Last Talk
The last lecture in the series will
be given by Admiral Yarnell, until
recently in command of the Asiatic
Fleet, who will speak on "The New
American Navy" March 11. It was
while he was in command -of this
post, considered by Naval men to be
one of the most difficult posts in the
Navy, that Admiral Yarnell distin-
guished'himself by winning all dis-
putes between himself and the Japan-
ese and maintaining their respect at
the same time. He was rewarded
the Distinguished Service Medal for
his work.
The Box Office at Hill Auditorium
will be open daily from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 12
Kidnaper To Plead Guilty
--p)-Wilhelm Muhlenbroich, 40, will
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept.30.
plead guilty tomorrow, one of his
attorney's said today, to a charge of
kidnapping three-year-old Marc de

The average term for a warden
at Sing Sing had been nine months,
but Lewis E. Lawes, who will appear
here Nov. 11 is now beginning his
twenty-first year as Warden.
For thirty-five years Lawes has
served society as a great reformer,
and is now generally recognized as

Refuses Constant Requests'
For Interview; Writes
Her Own Monologues
Strange as it may seem, there is
someone who isn't interested in per-
sonal publicity. Despite a constant
flood of requests for interviews, Ruth
Drapei who is to appear here Oct.

one of
he has
is not;
tion is

the finest practical criminol-
During his years of service,
held by one creed: Vengeance
a cure for crime; rehabilita-
possible only if convicts are

treated like men instead of beasts.
Lawes Born In Elmira
Lawes was born in Elmira, less
than a mile from the New York State
Reformatory. His parents forbade
him to go near the place because
the boys were "very bad." But to
Lawes, they looked normal enough.
That was the beginning of his career
as a' reformer. All activities as an
officer and warden are based on his
belief in the criminal. He has never
believed in force as a cure.
After three years in the United
States Army, Lawes received an op-{
portunity to follow his life's work,
when he was appointed a guard in
Clinton Prison. He was advanced to
Auburn Prison, then to Elmira Re-
formatory and finally to Sing Sing.
He reached his peak when he was
thirty-seven, the youngest man ever
to serve as Warden of Sing Sing in
its ninty-four year history.
Lawes Well-Liked
It is the work of Warden Lawes
which has made Sing Sing the most
unique and well-known institution
of its kind. His success can be, at-
tributed to his ability to win the af-
fection and loyalty of the inmates
and the people whom he meets.
Among the books authored by
Lawes are: "Cell 202 Sing Sing," "20,-
000 Years In Sing Sing," "Life and
Death In Sing Sing," "Man's Judge-
ment of Death." In addition, the
Warden has written numerous arti-
cles for magazines and has been
heard in broadcasts throughout the

when exploring in strange regions. 29, always refuses because of her ad-
His only protection is a camera, and amant rule. "no interviews what-
so far he and his wife have been ever." She prefers to have in print
only those facts which pertain to
successful in obtaining pictures they her. work in the theatre.
want without injury to themselves. Miss Draper is the author of all
Chapman will deliver the sixth lec- her sketches; isn't happy in a mono-,
ture of the series Jan. 21. logue not written by herself. One
Chapman is a conservationist, but of her admirers not aware of this
not a sentimentalist. Since his as- fact was Henry James. He wrote
sociation with native animals in the a piece especially for her, but Miss
wilds, he has entirely given up hunt- Draper had to refuse.
ing; although he doesn't object to Appears In One Play
hunters, under proper conditions, Though Miss Draper is outstand-
taking the surplus numbers of any ing in dramatics, she has appeared
species which is not in danger ofx in only one stage play, "A Lady's
being exterminated. It is more dif- Name" with Marie Tempest. This
ficult, Chapman thinks, to obtain a was at the beginning of her career
good picture than it is to kill a prize and influenced her in her determ-
prey. ination to present creative mono-
Hollywood producers offered Chap- logues in the spirit of a complete
man and his wife a contract for tak- play. All the characters she portrays
ing motion pictures after seeing some are brought to life through her power
of their work; but Hollywood was of accurately interpreting and por-
more interested in the dramatic ef- traying the roles she depicts.
fects than in the true portrayal of Her command of many foreign
the animals. When the producers languages has made her a great fav-
planned to have assistants drive or orite on the continent as well as in
capture the animals, the Chapmans Canada and Africa. Last winter Miss
refused the offer. s Draper devoted many weeks to bene-
Since they are interested only in fit performances in Canada, giving
natural actions, they take pictures all receipts to the Canadian Red
for themselves as records of what Cross. She was moved to this gener-
they saw in nature. As a result, they ous effort through her long friend-
have brought back intimate records ship with the late Gov. General of
of some of our rarest native animals Canada, Lord Tweedsmuir, and Lady
as they go about their work and play Tweedsmuir.
in a perfectly wild state. Source Of Ideas
It was while on a vacation in the Ideas for the sketches have come
Rockies from his business as a bond in various ways. In her most popular
salesman that Chapman and his wife sketch, "Three Women and Mr. Clif-
first became interested in wild ani- fcrd," the dialogue of an efficient
mal life. secretary which Miss Draper does
Three books have recently been so well, did not come, as one might
published by Chapman and his wife suppose, from haunting the office
entitled, "The Little Wolf," "Beaver of some Wall Street broker; but this
Pioneers," and "Wilderness Wander- study of an American business mar
ers" as well as numerous articles in was written one summer when she
National Geographic, Nature, Scrib- was vacationing in the Austrian Ty-
ners and others. rol. Long before the actual time of

writing.she thought of the individ-
ual numbers separately, but the idea
of linking them together did not oc-
cur to her until the particularsum-
It was a newspaper article, a des-
cription of a mine disaster, that sug-
gested "The Miner's Wife." On the
other hand, "Opening a Bazaar" was
the result of many years observation
of a certain type of Englishwoman.
The German governess in the vig-
nette of the same name is the com-
posite type of many governesses who
have been in Miss Draper's home
as well as in those of her friends.
When Miss Draper tried to get
parts in Broadway plays many years
ago, she was turned away by pro-
ducers because she was not the type.
At present she plays 50 characters
in the 35 sketches she has written.
Many tributes have been paid Miss
Draper, but the one she considers
of the highest order is when stage
hands abandon their absorbing dice
game to stand in the wings and
watch her converse with those imag-
inary beings who people the stage.
I.Ann Arbor I


Will Show Colored Slides
Of Life Beneath Sea;
Lecture To Be Feb. 26
A world-renowned traveller and ex-
plorer who has visited remote corners
of the earth to study the habits of
birds and insects, Dr. William Beebe
now brings the story of his explora-
tions beneath the surface of the sea
in his lecture Feb. 26 entitled "500
Fathoms Down."
So great is the reputation of Dr.
Beebe, that his drawingsrare re-
ceiving competition only from Walt
Disney. The scenes from Disney's
"Pinocchio" are the only colored
cartoons comparable to Beebe's col-
ored slides and motion pictures of
real life under the sea. His car-
toons, prepared under his personal
direction. are authentic in every de-
tail and illustrate the huge inhabi-
tants of the depths where photogra-
phy is impossible.
Whenever Dr. Beebe returns from
his dives into the sea, he always re-
turns with new and different ma-
terial which is of interest to his read-
ing audience as well as those who hear
his lectures.
The New York Zoological Society,
of which Dr. Beebe is Director of
Tropical Research, realizes that this
man, who found so many interesting
things in the jungles has now found
a vast new world beneath the waters
wherein to continue his explorations.
During 1939 and again this year,
Dr. Beebe's bathysphere has appeared
on exhibit at the New York World's
Fair, where crowds have studied the
drawings and slides exhibited.
Dr. Beebe is the author of such
books as: "Half Mile Down," "Explor-
ing With Beebe," "Beneath Tropic
Seas," as well as numerous scienti-
fic papers and monographs relating
to birds, fish and evolution.


Here Is Today's
In Summary


Nelson Miller, 18 years old, 810 W.
Liberty St., was arrested here yes-
terday by Deputy Sheriff Erwin Kla-
ger on a warrant issued at Howell,
Mich. charging him with assault.
Mrs. Ada Hamburg, 521 Detroit
St., suffered injuries to her left knee
and left arm when she was hit by
an automobile while walking across
Liberty and Main St. at 12:15 yes-
terday afternoon.
* * *

One employe of McLeans', 318 S.
State St., grocery store was burned
on the hand as customers and sales-
people were routed from the store
when ammonia gas from a refriger-
ator filled the building. Edward
Working, the employe, sustained the
injury when he tried to re-attach the
leaking hose attachment to the re-

Holloway To Speak
Louis Hollway of the physical ed-
ucation department of the public
schools and co-ordinating director of
the community recreation program
here, will address the National Rec-
reation Association Convention today.

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