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Drama Gru
r Group'
Will Perform
In 'Blue Bird'
Maeterlincks Fairy Tale
To Be Given Dec. 3-6
In LydiaMendelssohn
Halstead To Direct
Maurice Maeterlinck's fantasy, "The
Blue Bird," will be presented by Play
Production of the Department of
Speech Dec. 3 througW Dec. 6 in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre as the
second show of the winter season.
According to Director William P.
Halstead, the play will bear no re-
semblance to the motion picture in
which Shirley Temple played recent-
ly. It s an adult fairy tale, a modern
classic, and the entertainment of
young audiences will be of secondary
The story concerns a little boy and
girl, Tyltyl and Mytyl, who are per-
mitted by the Fairy Berylune to
search for the bluebird, representing
In their quest they visit the Land
of Memory where they meet' their
dead relatives, the Palace of Night
where they search among the secrets
of Nature, a graveyard where they
hunt for the bird among the dead and
in the Land of the Future where
they look among the unborn children.
On their journey they are accom-
panied by the souls of Things and
Animals including Bread. Sugar,
Milk; Water, Light, Fire, Dog and
bat. The representation of these and
also of the Horrors, Terrors, Wars,
Hours and more is an achievenient
not only in the intricate costuming,
but also in the characterizations.
The play was written in 1906 by
the Belgian playwright who is now
a refugee in New York City. Al-
though he wrote the play in five
acts, for the purposes of this pre-
sentation it will be divided into three
parts, each with three scenes
Sprees Finish, 'Fine';
Robber Is 'Checked'
The various Saturday inebriatedi
woke up with a heavy hang-ovdr yes-
terday-but it wasn't entirely due to
One got the wanderlust and was
found in \a private home ┬žaturday
lying on the floor unconscious. After
his apprehensign by the police he was
released on $15 Mond, to appear at
trial later.
Another was found on the ground
near N. 4th Ave. after the game. He
tpleaded guilty, was fined $5 and costs.
Three hd the alternative of paying
$11.70 in fines or facing the prospect
of..ten days in jail.
The police cracked down hard on
a drunken driver who went over the
cuirb downtown Saturday.. This gen-
'tieman was fined $31.70-or thirty

Michigan Songstress Joan Renuer Meets The


Chicago Symphony Orchestra
To Give Concert Here Sunday


Rated by Deems Taylor, Now York
music critic, as one of the world's
leading orchestras, the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra with its veteran
cfnductor, Dr. Frederick A. Stock.
vill appear here in the fifth concert
of the Choral Union Series at 3 p.m.
Sunday in Hill Auditorium.
One of the nation's oldestmusical
'rganizations, the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra has been under the direc-
tion of Dr. Stock since 1905. It is now
in its fifty-first season and will be
playing in Ann Arbor for the thirty-
third time. The orchestra was a reg-
ular feature of the May Festivals from
1905 to 1935 and gave a Choral Union
Zoncert here in 1937.
Dr. Stock, modest as he is, is known
world-wide as the "dean of American
ucnductors." Son of a bandmaster,
be was born in Julich, Germany, and
studied the violin at the Cologne
He came to America in 1895 to join
the Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
then under the direction of its
founder Theodore Thomas. He has
received honorary degrees from the
University of Michigan, the Univer-
sity of Chicago and Northwestern
As a conductor he is not one of the
"prima donna" types. He does no-
thing for the sake of visual appeal
and his every notion means some-
thing to the musicians in the orches-
tra. His ingrained modesty became
apparent recently at a special anni-
A business meeting will be held
by the Student Defenders of De-
mocracy at 5 p.m. tomorrow in
the Union.
All, members of S.D.D. are asked,
to attend, as plans for the future
activities of the orgalization are
to be discussed.
All those who have enrolled re-
cently, or wish to enroll in the
Michigan Chapter of S.D.D. are
also invited to attend.

versary concert season in Chicago
when he publicly requested the audi-
ence to discontinue* its custom of
rising at his entrance.
Opening Sunday's program, Dr.
Stock will lead the Chicago Sym-
phony Orchestra in Suite No. 2 in B
minor, for Strings and flute by Bach,
"On the Shores of Sorrento," .from
Symphonie Fantasia. "Aus Italien,"
Op. 16, by Strauss and Fantasia,
"Francesca dd Rimini," Op. 32, by
Tschaikowsky will follow.
After the usual intermission, the
crchestra will play Variations on an
Original Theme, Op. 36, by Elgar.
Rimsky-Korsakoff's Capriccio Espag-
nol, Op. 34, will conclude the after-
noon's program.
Retail Conference
Opens I ijiorrow
The Detroit Controllers of Retail
Stores will meet at 2:15 p.m. tomor-
row in the Rackham Building for a
retail forum on Christmas planning.
Prof. E. H. Gault, instructor of
Marketing in the School of Business
Administration, will preside as chair-
man of the program. Prof. Leonard
L. Watkins, instructor in Economics,
twill speak to the group on "The Con-
trol of Inflation."
Dr. John Riegal, Director of the
Bureau of Industrial Relations, will
lecture on "Industrial Relations with
Special Reference to Retailing" at a
dinner to be held tomorrow in the
Union at the close of the day's ses-/
Guild To Visit Prison
The Westminster Student Guild
will sponsor a trip to Michigan State
Pouthern Prison from 8:30 a.m. to
3 p.m. Saturday.

Day Comedy
To Have Final
Per formance
Closing a two-day run at the Mich-
igan Theatre, "Life With Father,"
comedy drama by Howard Lindsay
and Russel Crouse, will face the foot-
lights again at 8:30 p.m. today.
Based on the series of reminis-
cences of his family by the late Clar-
ence Day, the play has as a setting
New York City in the Elegant Eigh-
ties, with the comic situations arising
from the conservative home life of
that period.
Every part of the production is
aimied at complete characterization
of the principals, even to the curtain
calls. Almost immediately after the
final curtain falls, it rises again, re-
vealing the entire Day family posed
for a typical tintype tableau of the
1880's, the same type of curtain call
that was prevalent in the plays of
that era.
Percy Waram and Margalo Gill-
more play the leading roles of Father
and Mother, respectively. Other well-
known New York players complete
the cast.
The company is making a nation-
wide tour with "Life With Father."
The Alexander Nevsky Pro.
gram is sponsored by the Ann
Arbor Committee for Medical
Aid to Russia and not the Art
Cinema League as previously
. The
University Musical Society
annoupces the following
Sun., Nov. 30, 3:00 P.M.

- Courtesy of Ann Arbor News

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EASY LESSON: Joan Reutter,
Michigan Hour of Charm contest-
ant, cut al red tape when she met
Governors Murray D. Van Wagoner
and John W. Bricker at the OSU
game Saturday. On her way
through a box to sing with the
band, Joan bumped into Van Wag-
oner and Bricker who were entering
their reserved seats, tripped, slipped
and fell into Bricker's lap and be-
fore she could move she was liter-
ally surrounded by chief executives.
Photographer's' flash bulbs popped
and Joanwa guest of honor in the
gubernatorial box. After Joan sang
"The Yellow and Blue" Governor
Van Wagoner invited the Hour of
Charm star to sit in his box during
the remainder of the game. Loser
of the deal was State Highway
Commissioner Donald Kennedy,
who viewed the rest of the game
from the aisle as Miss Michigan of
Song enjoyed his 50 yard line seat.
Johnson Will Give Talk
To Transportation Club
'Ilhe Transportation Engineering
Club will meet at 7:30" p.m. tomor-
row in rogm 213 of the East Engi-
neering Building to hear a talk by
Edward Johnson.
Johnson, why graduated from the
engineering college in 1936, has been
assistant division engineer for the
Ann Arbor Railroad since that time.
A sound movie entitled "Precision In-
struments" will be shown in connec-
tion with his talk.

McDowell Discusses Danger
Of Nazi Seizure Of Oil Fields
PossessionOf Baku Region column-could bring on the "total
will Insure Continuation collapse of Russia."
Such a situation would be grave
Of War,_Professor Says for the democratic nations, he said.
S k f.nThe whole British position in the
te akhm Amphthe atr e uny, Middle East would b? crippled by a
the Rackham Amphitheatre Sunday, German occupation of Iran.
Prof. Robert H. McDowell of the his- G
tory department, Near East expert, I "The defeat f Hitler would then
declared that German possession of only be possible, if at all, by the pro-
the trans-Caucasus and the rich Baku digious use of American blood as
oil fields would deal a crippling blow well asfAmerican supplies."
to Russia-and perhaps to the cause Professor McDowell described the
of democracy, position of the British armies in the
If the Germans are kept out of Near East as "difficult," and ,pointed
the trans-Caucasus, McDowell point- to the two armies which must cover
ed out, Hitler will not gain much three distinct battle fronts as proof
from his Russian campaign because of his statement.
the j Baku region produces three-
fourths of Russia's oil and other vital'
raw materials can be obtained there. Three Soviet Films
Thus, failure of thJe Hitler mechan-
ized units to penetrate the oil fields To Be Shown Here
will mean that the agricultural pro-
ducts of the regions she has already "Soviet Oil," "Golden Mountains,"
conquered cannot be exploited, he featuring the great pianist Shosta-
stated, for fuel is necessary to operate kovich, and "Alexander Nevsky," will
tractors in the Ukraine. highlight a program of Russian
Discussing the possibility of Ger- !movies scheduled for Thursday, Fri-
man occupation of Iran, Professor i day and Saturday at the Rackham
,/AcDowell believes that a Nazi force Auditorium,
based in that country could accom- "Soviet Oil" is the most timely of
plish the defeat of Russia. "Then the the three films on this program, the
way would be open for operations' proceeds of which will be used for
against central Russia." medical aid to Russia. This docu-
A revolution among the peoples of mentary film portrays the oil regions
that region would be fomented by the of the Donets Basin and southern
Germans, he explained, and this ac- Russia, the area where armies are
Lion-accompanied by an air attack clashing today for the possession of
and even a fair-sized machanized some of the world's richest resources.
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When the townsfolk are away, the
thieves will play.
Mrs. John Stoebel, of 536 6th St.,
left her home for an hour Saturday.
When she returned, she discovered
( the theft of a black purse containing
$40 in casil and a $200 check.
But the paul was not as lucrative
as the thief might suppose. As soon
as the theft was reported, police stop-
ped payment on the check.,
'oohey To Address1
Karl Marx Society
Patrick Toohey, secretary of the
Communist party of Michigan, will
address thge Karl Marx Society at 8
p.m. today in the Inion.
Toohey will speak on the subject,
"America Needs Earl Browder," em-
phasizing that the anti-Fascist lead-
er's potential contributions to na-i
tional unity and the fight against
Hitlerism justify his release from fed-
eral prison. Browder, secretary of
the Communist party of America, is
now serving a sentence at Atlanta
Penitentiary for making a, false en-
try on a passport application made
in 1934. The indictment was made
by the government in 1939.

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