~ ~_ ~__________v THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1940
news of the dorms
By GLORIA NISHON and DAVE LACHENBRUCH
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Now that we've digested our tur-
key, let's get back to the dorms.
Dorms ... dorms? ... where have
we heard of them before? Ah, yes,
the dorms ... The East Quad, the
West Quad, Mosher, Newberry and
and rest ... Ah, yes, the dorms . .
4s you may or may not know, the
West Quad is holding a French ta-
ble in the dining room. It is under
the very capable direction of Bertram
Smith, Grad., graduate of the Uni-
versity of Louvain, Belgium. There
are more than 30 members, both
experts and beginners,. . .
What would you do if you came
face to face with a moose while hunt-
mig? If you weren't a member of his
lodge you'd have to know something
about hunting mooses (or is it
mneese?). The boys in the West Quad
will never be at a loss in a situation
like this, however, because their
sterling Rod and Gun Club supplies
them with plenty of information.
Wednesday, for example, at their
first meeting, they saw two films on
the topic of hunting and wildlife.
TONIGHT at 8:30
Friday and Saturday
with English Titles
Box Office Open From
10:45 A.M. to 8:45 P.M.
Call 6300 for Reservations
(Note: this- wildlife is not to be con-
fused with the Friday night Ann Ar-
bor variety). . .
It's up to Helen Newberry and
Couzens Hall to provide the only
activity in girls' dorms this week-
end. Woody Mack's band will play
at a semi-formal dance tonight for
residents of Newberry and their
guests, and the nurses will give a
house dance with members of Vic-
tor Vaughan in Couzens Hall.
The East Quadrangle will hold
open house on Thursday, December
5, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The gen-
eral public is invited to come and
give the newest member of the dorm-
itory family the once over.
While we're on the subject of the
E. Q., has anybody noticed the
new bushes that were just planted
out in front? And all last week
when the men were digging them
we thought they were going to be
air-raid shelters. Well, there goes
another good story to pot ..
Rigor Mortis, the ghoul, in Ann
Arbor for Coffin .Capers, the Inde-
pendent Men's dance on December
6, was seen observing the labyrinthian
corridors of the West Quad with ob-
vious envy. "Gosh," he was mur-
muring to himself, "could I haunt
RA Holds Luncheon,
Inspection Tour Today
Meeting of the regular Saturday
luncheon group and a tour of Ann
Arbor social service agencies will be
the order of the day at Lane Hall.
Students will gather at 12:15 p.m.
today at the Student Religious Asso-
ciation building for the weekly lunch-
eon and discussions.
Following luncheon, students reg
istered in the social service seminar
will tour the Dunbar Community
House, Salvation Army headquarters,
the Michigan Child Guidance Insti-
tute, and the University Hospital so-
cial service and occupational therapy
Staff Of 150
By WILLIAM BAKER
If you ever climb the 102 steps up
to the fifth floor of Angell Hall.
you'll see a secluded door down at
one end of the corridor, and on it
the words "Middle English Diction-
Back of that door for the past ten
years, and for several more to come,
a staff of more than 150 persons,
headed by Prof. Thomas A. Knott of
the English department, editor of the
Dictionary, has been working on a
dictionary of the English language
from 1100 to 1475, which will contain
more than. 50,000 words.
For this work, more than 1200
texts of that time must be read, and
the meanings of each word recorded.
After these books have been read,
quotations indicating every meaning
of ever/y word are written on cards
and filed. At the present time more
than. a million and a half of such
cards have been made.
New meanings discovered for many
words during this reading process
will probably require revisions in
every modern dictionary of the Eng-
lish language, according to Prof.
Inott. Many new definitions have
been discovered which no English
dictionary contains, not even the
20 volume Oxford dictionary,, the
editor of the work said.
Printing of the dictionary has been
delayed by the war. It was to have
been printed by the Oxford Univer-
sity Press, but conditions in Europe
have prevented shipping of manu-
scripts. No one can tell, Prof. Knott
stated, just when the dictionary can
go to press, but all the editing work
should be done within the next nine
Funds for the work have been sup-
plied by the American Council of
Learned Societies, the Rockefeller
Foundation, and the University.
To Speak Tuesday
11- By JUNE McKEE - 1
T HE MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY of
the Air will send eight programs
from campus this week-end present-
ing faculty members on four of these.
Prof Edwin C. Goddard, member
of the local draft board, will answer
questions submitted by those stu-
dents drafted, over WJR at 9:15
a.m. Then at 5:30 p.m. through
WJR, Dr. H. Marvin Pollard of the
University Hospital will discuss
"Diseases of the Stomach."
Other airings offered today are
"Youth in the News," lime-lighting
the Michigan Daily's semi-centennial
at 9 a.m. over WJR. Tom Harmon's
"In the Huddle" will feature the fem-
ininenview on football for WCAR tun-
ers-in at 9:45 a.mn. The "Awakening
Community" round table will then
discuss "The Scratch to Start From"
at 5;45 p.m. through WJR.
On Sunday Prof. Preston Slosson
will review the outstanding news
event of the week for WJR listeners
at 12:30 p.m. Then Prof. John B.
Waite of the law school will speak
on "Preventing Repeated Crime by
Youth" at 12:45 p.m.
Last week Red Grange watched the
Wolverines for the first time since
they vanquished the Illini 3-0 in '25,
and termed Tom Harmon "the finest
player that I've seen." Though
Grange has been in radio for seven
years now, he had no speech exper-
ience at Illinois, and deems it most
important for footballers. . .
Has Line Cold'
By S. R. WALLACE
Coy lugs with hirsute legs-vest-
less, coatless, with ties askew---
smoke-filled rooms, like a bombed
London area-pseudo-feminine voices
cracking every third word . . . and
the all-male Union Opera cast held
its first line cold' rehearsal last
night in the Union.
A 'line cold' rehearsal, for the ben-
efit of the uninitiated, is the bane
of the Thespian and the hysteria
provoking curse of the, director. It
is a rehearsal in which the actors
are supposed to have their speeches
completely memorized and ready to
be uttered without the aid of a
The "Take A Number" cast, divided
last night into dance, song and dra-
matic groups, perspired its way
through just such a practice session,
but director Richard Hadley, after
littering the floor with cigarette butts
indicative of the general state of
tension, finally concluded that "It
doesn't look bad at all."
As a matter of fact, his statement
was based on the fact that after
weeks of going over lines the witty
lines still brought laughs from the
actors themselves. Each rehearsal,
moreover, gives somebody an idea
for a belly-laugh addition to the
script, and accordingly "Take A
Number" grows, if not better, at least
more peculiar each day.
The dance chorus is at the present
time in the throes of horse-like at-
tempts at grace, and coy, bear-like
efforts to simulate feminine facial
expressions. The usual dainty re-
hearsal outfits of regulation chorines
have been substituted for by the
opera's high-kicking 'women' with
torn sweatshirts, size 13 moccasins,
and slacks rolled up to reveal ankle-
less legs. Weary, but grimly deter-
mined to make a Broadway dance
line of them in time for the Opera's
premiere Dec. 11, Helen Ellis, dance
director, worked with the ex-foot-
ball, track and wrestling men for
As regards the opera's song fest--
the one waltz in rehearsal last night,
"Your Page In My Mem'ries Is Blue",
has been slated for the national Hit
Parade by a special non-opera, cam-
pus listening committee. Kenneth
Sumnerfelt, GradSM, the song's au-1
tbior, is music director of the opera.
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 23, 1940
VOL. LI. No. 47
Publication in the Daily Official
Bulletin isconstructive notice to all
members of the University.
Group Hospitalization and Group
Surgical Plan: Applications for en-
rollment in either group hospitaliza-
tion or the group surgical plan spon-
sored by the Michigan Hospital Serv-
ice will be accepted if received by
the Business Office on or before No-
vember 30, 1940. Those applications
for group hospitalization will become
effective December 5 with the first
payroll deduction on December 31. If
a sufficient number enroll for the
surgical plan, the above dates also will
apply to that service.
Freshmen, College of Literature,
cience, and the Arts: After today,
reshmen may not drop courses with-
out E grade.
E. A. Walter, Assitant Dean
Faculty, college of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Midsemester re-
ports are due today.
E. A. Walter, Assistant Dean
The Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information has receiv-
ed notice of the following Civil Service
(Continued on Pa;e 4)
AND PARKING TROUBLE
BY RIDING ON AN
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SHOWS TODAY at 2-4-7-9 P.M.
Bargain Mats. 25c inc. tax
- LAST TIMES TODAY -
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THE SOCIEDAD HISPANICA
ROBERT E. ,FRIERS
The Vagabond Reporter
in a lecture (in English) with moving pictures in color.
"Overland to South America"
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre - November 27, 8:30 P.M.
Tickets 35 cents at Book Stores and Theatre:
Capt. Lyal A. Davidson, chairman
of the local Naval ROTC unit, will
discuss the "Organization and Ad-
ministration of the Naval Shore Es-
tablishment" at 4 p.m. Tuesday in
Room 348 of the West Engineering
In his talk Captain Davidson will
consider the basic laws, 'the flow of
command and the differentiation be-
tween military and productive con-
Princeton had its Richard Halli-
burton. Michigan has its own travel-
er extraordinaire in the person of
Robert Friers, Grad, who will speak
at a lecture sponsored by La Socie-
dad Hispanica Wednesday at the Lyd-
ia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Last summer Friers took a 6,000-
mile junket through Mexico, Central
America and Colombia, and his lec-
ture will feature a colored movie
based on the trip.
Acknowledged Hitch-hiking Cham-
pion of the World, Friers thumbed
his way 'round the world last year
on $82.00. His adventures included
dining with a Russian prince, riding
with a camel caravan through Syria
and being arrested for taking pt Mures
of a warship in Holland.
Future In Navy Discussed
In New NROTC Journal
"Your Future In The Navy," a mes-
sage to all potential midshipmen, is
featured in the second issue of the
Michigan Polaris, a magazine pub-
lished by the Naval Reserve Officers'
Training Corps that made its ap-
pearance on campus yesterday.
All the questions a student con-
siders before applying for admission
to the U.S. Naval Academy have been
answered in the feature.
GIRLS OF THE STAGE MAST
LIVE - NOBODY CARES HOWL
FRANK CRAVEN - DONALD CRISP FRANK McHUGH . ARTHUR KENNEDY
"GOOD NIGHT ELMER"
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
Prsent I in the
CHORAL UNION SERIES
The New York
f ~Directed by
$ilent Gas Refrigerator
HAS NO MACHINERY
TO WEAR OUT
No moving parts to make a noise
or break down.
Longer life and trouble-free service.
Costs less to operate,
because a tiny flame of cheap, natural gas
-Coming Sunday -
And His Orchestra
- And on Screen -
Sunday Afternoon, November 24
3:00 P.M. SHARP
(PROcRAM TO BE BROADCAST BY CBS)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON, this ninety-nine year old organization will
return to Ann Arbor under its young conductor, John Barbirolli.
The New York Pihlharmonic was the first symphony in America
and has continued at the top for nearly a century.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS are available at the offices of
the University Musical Society, Burton Memorial Tower, address
Charles A. Sink, president, or at the Hill Auditorium after 2:00
P.M. on the afternoon of the concert.
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