Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

December 07, 1940 - Image 2

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1940-12-07

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


RATrunAV- nV4PV.MUV*. I taAa

TH M CH IN i. A LI1V] W3. i'M X s'l~A pxJ

,,urivlnrtG 7, iu4U


*w ,r

lNewman Club
Will Welcome
Msgr. Babcock
St. Mary's Student Parish
Will Sponsor Breakfast;
Many Alumni To Attend
Monseignor Allan Babcock of St.
Mary's Student Parish will bp honored
by the Newman Club at a special
Communion Breakfast at 11:15 a.m.
Sunday in the Union.
Father Babcock was formerly the
pastor of the Chapel before accepting
the post of vicar at the American Col-
lege in Rome until June.
Among the special guests at the
banquet will include President and
Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven, Dr. and
Mrs. Shirley Smith, Dean Joseph Bur-
sley, Dean Alice Lloyd, Dean and
Mrs. Walter Rea, Mr. and Mrs. Ken-
neth Morgan, Dr. and Mrs. Edward
Blakeman and Prof. Carl Brandt.
Speakers on the program will be
President Ruthven who will extend
the greeting of the University, and
Burns Huttlinger, '41, president of the
Newman Club. Frank Devine, '14L,
will speak for the Gabrial Richard
Foundation and George Burkke of
Ann Arbor will talk on behalf of the
200 alumni and townspeople return-
ing for the welcome.
Rev. Clair Berry will give a brief
talk. Other speakers who will be in-
troduced by the toastmaster, Michael
Gorman, editor of the Flint Journal,
will be Tom Harmon, '41, and Her-
bert Brogan, '41.
Tickets for the breakfast may be
obtained from members of the New-
man Club at St. Mary's Student Cha-
pel, Huttlinger announced. All mem-
bers of the parish are "e urged to par-
ticipate in the welcome celebration.
All draft registrants going home
for the Christmas vacation via
Canada must first secure per-
mission from their home draft
board, according to Harold Golds,
secretary of the Ann Arbor draft

Actor Appears
In Play Cast
Play Production's third offering of
the season, "Margin For Error" will
play its closing performance at 8:30
p.m. today in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Prof. Valentine D. Windt, director;
of the show, did not reveal until yes-
terday, however, that one of the
members of the cast is not only a stu-
dent at the University, but also a!
professional actor with seven yearsj
stage experience behind him.
Hugh Z. Norton, Grad., who plays
the role of the baron in "Margin For
Error," revealed in an interview be-
fore curtain time last night that he
came to Michigan on the advice of
other actors to broaden his dramatic
background by concentrating on the
history of drama and relavent litera-
Starting in a stock company in
Alanby, Norton seven years ago pro-
gressed to Broadway by acting parts
from Shakespeare's Hamlet to comedy
roles. One of his most interesting
experiences was his connection with
Leslie Howard's "Hamlet" in New
York. During the play's run he played
an aggregate of seven roles. Howard,
he recalls, was particularly fascinat-
ing to watch in action, since the
famous stage and screen star, as es-
tablished as he was in the realm of
drama, was unsure of himself and
his capacities while on the stage. Dur-
ing a great emotional scene in the
play Howard fainted 'dead away,'
Norton revealed, and the curtain had
to be held 'half an hour until the
great actor recovered.
Norton has also been associated
with Fred Stone and other well known
personalities, and has acted as dram-
atic director of station WQXR in
New York. He will return to the legi-
timate' theatre after finishing his
courses here.

This Is The Curious Work of A Bomb ASU Notified
Of Probation

news of the dorms

By University
(Continued from Page 1)
called meeting of the ASU following
the publication in Detroit papers of
the expected disciplinary action and
the announcement that Miss Camp-
bell's scholarship would not be re-
newed, she and Norris reviewed the
investigation of the ASU leading to
the Committee's action.
Miss Campbell linked the dismissal
cases last spring with the probation
of the ASU as being "all part of an
attempt to stifle any voice which is
expressive and speaks for peace."
During the discussion following the
meeting Mr. Harvey Poulson, region-
al executive secretary of the ASU in-
dicated his belief that ASU members
were "in a large part to blame in that
many of our members have been in-
capable of working with others who
did not entirely agree with the ASU
In the future, he added. the ASU
must be ready to submerge its iden-
tity as an organization if necessary
to work towards the ends of its plat-
Hillel Dramatists
To Appear At Flint
Flint is the next stop for the barn-
storming Hillel Players who will ap-
pear before an anticipated audienceI
of 800 people under the auspices of
the local B'nai B'rith lodge at 8:00
p.m. tomorrow.
Anita Newblatt, '41, president of
the HillelPlayers; Jerome W. Meck-
lenburger, '41E, president of the Hil-
lel Council; and Rabbi Jehudah M.
Cohen, director of the Foundation, are
scheduled to speak at the meeting.
I liii - - --i l

Betsy Birbour's biggest social event
of the year will take place at four
o'clock tomorrow in the form of an
Informal Musicale and tea.
Members of the faculty and friends
of residents of the dormitory will be
received by hostesses including House
Director Mrs. C. Stanley Mitchell,
house president Gertrude Frey, '41,
and the Board of Patronesses: Mrs.
'-dward Adams, Mrs. John Worley,
Mrs. Charles Vibbert and Mrs. John
Bryant of Detroit . . . Betty Brough-
am, '42, Social Chairman of the stu-
dent house organization, will take
charge of the proceedings . . . Mrs.
Karl Litzenburg and Mrs. John Bry-
ant will pour at the tea to be given
a ter the musical program in which
nine residents of Barbour will par-
ticipate .. .
You fellows lucky enough to be
going to Jordan's informal "Pay-
Off" dance tonight should take ad-
vantage of it while you can, for
Icap year is practically over and
who can say when such an oppor-
tunity will present itself again?
The Board of Patronesses and their
husbands and .a few special guests
will be present at a Christmas party
to be given at Adelia Cheever to-
morrow . . . Violet Oulbegian, '43,
will lead the girls in singing Christ-
mas carols and Doris Ball, '42SM,
will accompany most of the singing
with her cello. Christine Chambers,
'42A, social chairman, says the spirit-
ual side of Christmas will be empha-
1 NoeI

sized both in the singing and in the
Miss Esther Colton of Jordan,
Mrs. Martha L. Ray of Stockwell
and Mrs. Frederick C. Klein of
Mosher poured at a tea given
Thursday in Mosher's radio room.
Jane Pfeiffer, '41, was chairman of
the event.
From the West Quad Spectator:
"An informal athletic club has been
organized in Chicago House. Mem-
bers have invented several ingenious
methods of physical culture. The
devices run from doorknobs to desks.
Their motto is: "We breed a rare
brand of brute." Stairways and rail-
ings play an important part in the
development of dexterity and
strength." How much does it cost to
join, boys?
On Thursday night the Rod and
Gun Club saw some movies on Yel-
lowstone National Tark in the Al-
len-Rumsey recreation room.
The West Quad's Camera Club is
meeting at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday
in the Wenley House recreation room.
They are making plans to take por-
traits of students, using the lighting
facilities provided by Mr. Litzenberg.
G}Weinvite you to our antique
shop to select your Christmas
gifts from rare individual jewel-
ries, Chinese Ivories, French
losand watches, bronze and
porcelain figures, individual old
vases, painting, miniatures, and
oriental rugs.
Also you can enjoy our deli-
cious luncheons with Turkish
coffee and Turkish pastries.
a Just West of the Superior Dairy
Phone 25-7701
r ' >I

A bomb did this job on a London home, leaving part of the top floor
as a "bridge." The caption said the family which lived here had
gone out for an evening visit the first time this autumn, and returned i
to find this.
Boogie Woogie Is.direct Steal
From Africa, Herskovits Cites

Center To Hold

Sleighrid e

Foreign students representing every
nationality will participate in the
fifth of a series of roundtables from
3 to 5 p.m. today at the International
Center, Prof. Raleigh Nelson an-
The topic of discussion will be uni-
versal principles for which youth of
the world may stand despite their
nationalities. All foreign students
are urged to participate and express
the viewpoints of their countries, Pro-
fessor Nelson said.
All foreign women and wives of for-
eign students will gather for their
annual potluck supper at 5:30 p.m.
at the Center.
75c, 50c, 35c
Satirical anti-Nazi Melodra uta
by Clare ("The Women") Boothe
of the Speech Department
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Call 6300 for reservations

"Boogie Woogie is a direct steal
from West Africa," Prof. Melville
Herskovits, chairman of the North-
western anthropology department
declared in an interview on the or-
igins of modern swing music.
"Of course the jungle 'cats' have
no pianos," he added, "but the use
of melodic instruments such as the
piano and bull fiddle as percussion
is a direct imitation of African style."
Professor Herskovits explained that
rhythm, the principal contribution
of Africa to swing, is not the only
aspect of popular music that can be
traced to the Congo. Modern rug-
cutters derive most of their steps
from dusky jittrebugs who kicked
up dust in their relatives' funeral
processions, he said.
The use of a band background for
a Wving trumpet of tenor sax grew
fromethe African chorus which sang
a melody while a soloist swung out
on complicated improvisions.
"The classic example of African
style is displayed in "The Big Noise
from Winnetka," he asserted, "which
is played by a Negro from New Or-
leans where jazz originated and where
the most direct descendants of Af-
ricans are found."
Observing that swing-men of the
Cab Calloway school are closest to
the basic type, Professor Herskovits
cited the Shouting Baptists of Trini-
dad as giving best example of vocal
improvision and rhythm.

"Spirituals as sung by Marian An-
derson retain little of the original
swing," he stated, "but those in
Southern Negro churches are faster,
jazzier and the true foundation of
modern swing music."
He noted that details in style dif-
fer from tribe to tribe just as they
do among the swing bands. "One can
speak of African music only gener-
ally," he said, "because of the ex-
treme diversification.
The Library of Congress is going
to make permanent recordings of his
collection of music from Africa, South
America and the West Indies, he said.
'Youth In The News'
To Present Reporter
Orin W. Kaye, Jr., son of the
Michigan State NYA supervisor, will
appear on the weekly NYA radio
program, "Youth In The News" which
will be heard at 9 a.m. today over
station WJR. He will be interviewed
and will tell of his experiences in
He went to Europe 'in 1939 and
spent 19 months there visiting the
important capitals of England and
the continent. Kaye was employed
by the Associated Press in its Paris
Bureau, and while in Paris, he saw
the first German troops enter the
In addition to his work with the
Associated Press, Kaye was a member
of the Anglo-American Press Asso-
ciation and the new American Press
Association of Paris. While in the
Balkans, he visited military fortifica-
tions and defenses of the King Carol
line and attended the Balkan con-
ference in Belgrade.
Obseirvatory To Be Open
The Angell Hall Observatory will be
open to the public from 8:30 p.m.
to 10 p.m. today, weather permitting.
- - - -

A ) '



...CITY BUS. .

.just one of the
10 great stars in
Cecil B. DeMiIe's
A Paramount Picture
#n Technicoo


J ,,\






Yes Sir. The pleasure de-
rived from a good meal is
just one of those things
that make a man health-
ier, happier, - cheerier.
It really makes life worth

AN OPPORT UNITY to give a useful gif t-one that goes
on giving for years and years. Expressing the thought-
ful consideration of thegiver by replacing the shabby,
obsolete stove with the most beautiful and modern
of all cooking appliances. On our floors now is a
special Christmas display of MAGIC CHEFS in many
Improved Aluminum Head.
Burners that light automatically.
Automatic oven heat control
and fully insulated oven.
1 Two large storage drawers.
Pull-out type broiler.
New, flush-to-wall design.
Priced from $7600 up


. ::
s. .: s

II T TTT. ',TC ATi" t< lT C / TT !^ '1 !t1. I TT

Back to Top

© 2023 Regents of the University of Michigan