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Future Players Gain Experience
In Laboratory Theatre Training

A Sober Ickes


Dr. Joseph E. Maddy, professor of
radio music instruction at the Uni-
versity and president and founder of
the National Music Camp at Inter-
lochen, will again lead the Ann Arbor
Civic OrIchestra during the coming
The orchestra is an all-city musicl
activity which draws a number of
music#lly inclined students each year
who wish to participate in its varied
Membership in the organization is
limited to 50 students, with the ma-
jority of places already filled from
last year's group. However, there still
remain vacancies in therstring, oboe,
bassoon, horn and percussion sec-
tions, and all students interested are
urged to contact Dr. Maddy at once,
or report to the next rehearsal which
will be held Monday in the music
room of the city high school on State
Present rehearsals are in prepara-
tion for the orchestra's first concert
Dec. 7. Following this, the group
plans to visit various points in Michi-
gan during 1942, and also sponsor
several local concerts including "Eve-
ning of Ballet" and "Civic' Music
The orchestra is a unit of the city
Department of Recreation and the
Michigan Federation of Music Clubs.
Major event of the season will be a
massed orchestra program which will
include several hundred players from
various southwestern Michigan civic
groups, and other programs will be
arranged later in the semester.

(Editor's Note: This is the second of
two articles on the history and activi-
ties of Play Production.)
The theatrical atmosphere that
pervades the musky old Laboratory
Theatre is typical of the spirit found{
in each of the students who feverishlyI
work there. Love of the theatre, to
them, is not adoration of the "the-
uh-tuh"; it is a respect teinpered by
knowledge, culled from experience, of
what the theatre is-without the'
crowds and fotlights.
In addition to the experimental
plays presented before small student
groups in the workshop of the Lab
Theatre, there are three groups of;
plays offered in connection with Play
Production throughout the year.
First of these are the regular pre-
sentations of five plays given in a
period extending roughly from the
beginning of November to May Festi-
val time. One play is given each
month before Ann Arbor audiences
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
of the League. Tickets are sold for
$.75, $.50 and $.35 fpr the four per-
formances given Wednesday through
Saturday nights. The casts are made
up entirely of students in Play Pro-
dudtion classes and Mr. Windt and
Prof. William P. Halstead take charge
of directing. The students also usher,
take tickets and construct sets under
the supervision of Robert yMellen-
camp, stagecraft instructor.
Dramatic Season Is Annual Event
The Ann Arbor Dramatic Season is
the second event in the year's acti'-
ities. While this is not strictly a part
Judicature Society
Journal Discusses
Bar Plan's Success
The October issue of the Journal of
tle American Judicature Society, out
Wednesday, begins a series of three
articles on the success of the inte-
grated bar plan in the 24 states which
have instituted the system.
Another lead article, republished
from the journal of the Iowa associa-
tion, is that by Prof. E. R. Sunder-
land of the Law School on appelate
Integration sof the bar, that is the
fusion of the state bar associations
with the total membership of the
state bar, is the chief aim of the
Society; whose national headquarters
are located here in Ann Arbor.
The current articles are a digest of
replies to letters addressed to the
Chief Justices of the Supreme Courts
of the states which have already
adopted the integration plan. The
letters asked the justices' opinions
on the success of the plan il their
particular state. Replies were re-
ceived in all but one instance, and
generally indicated approval espec-
ially in those states where the system
has been in operation for some time.
Shuey Announces Plans
For New Tutor System
Congress, Independent Men's Or-
ganization, is attemnptingto contact
all honor societies in order to furnish
tutors at a minimum fee for all in-
dependent men who cannot afford
to pay a professional tutor, it was
announced yesterday by Richard E.
Shuey, '42, president.
Honor societies are urged by Shuey
'to cooperate by offering men well-
equipped to give instruction.
% New tungsten-ore deposits have
been found at several points in
Kwantung Province, China.

of Play Production, it is under the
direction of Mr. Windt as it has been
since its initiation twelve years ago.
Five well-known plays are given in
this cycle, one a week for five weeks
from the close of May Festival until
commencement in June. Noted actors
of the legitimate stage and motion
pictures star in these performances
of which there are six to each play,
similar to the regular productions
but also including two matinees. This
year Conrad Nagel, Ruth Gordon,
Gloria Stuart, Leon Ames, Hiram
Eherman andPerry Wilson were
among the stars who twinkled from
the boards of the Lydia Mendelssohn.
The five plays presented were "The
Male Animal", "Skylark", "Ladies in
Retirement", "Man and Superman"
and "Golden Boy".
Michigan Repertory Players
The summer theatre goup called
the Michigan Repertory Players,
holds sway dramatically during the
summer months. This group, also, is
entering its thirteenth year on the
campus. It is made up of students of
Play Production who stay for the
summer session and students who
come particularly for the purpose of
working with the Players. Mr. Windt,
in this case too. directs the seven
plays that are presented each week
during the summer.
In connection with the Michigan
Repertory Players, though not offic-
ially a part of that organization, the
"Laboratory-Theatre", program and
the Secondary School Theatre also
present plays. Hugh Norton conduc-
ted this second year of the Lab
Theatre program which gives to stu-
dents experience in acting, directing
and staging of plays. Mr. Norton, a
graduate of New York State College,
is working on his doctor's degree here
and displayed unusual skill in pre-
senting the cycle of mystery plays
which reached such extreme propor-
tions both in effect and in facets of
Nancy Bowman Directs Group
The Secondary School Theatre was
under the direction of Nancy Bow-
man, Director of Dramatics at Mt.
Clements High School. This program
was initiated this year in order "to
supplement the activities of the Mich-
igan Repertory Players by providing
the high school teachers of dram-
atics with practical experiencein
presenting plays suitable for high
school production and in utilizing the
equipment and facilities found in the
typical high school theatre."
The present scope of thespian ac-
tivities here makes it a simple matter
to understand why the University's
dramatic work is highly esteemed not'
only by little theatre and cllege
groups, but by professional thea-
tre guilds as well.
Hillel To Inaururate
Series With Forum
Presenting the first of its weekly
fireside discussions, Hillel will in-
augurate the series tonight with a
forum entitled "The Aims and Func-
tions of The Hillel Foundation."
Preceding the forum at 7:45 p.m.
tonight and each Friday evening,
,abbath worship will be held. The
services will be lead by Jack Lewin-
Epstein, '43, and David Crohn, ;'43.
Toniglt's forum will be lead by
Rabbi Jehudah M. Cohen, director of
tie foundation, and Hillel officers in-
cluding Aarron Moyer, '43, president
of the student council, Lois Arnold,
'43, first vice-president, Herbert Lon-
don, '43, membership chairman, Sid
Sachs, '42, forum chairman, David
Crohn, '43, and Robert Warner, '43,
student directors.
An effot is being made in China
to popularize new seeds and farm-
ing methods.




hPIA R1'LYN ShorreN

There was no smile on Petroleum
Coordinator Harold Ickes's face
when he picked up a cartoon lam-
pooning his efforts to conserve gaso-
line and oil while testifying before
a special Senate investigating com-
mittee in Washington.
Welsh Miner
To Talk Here
Jack Jones Will Discuss
Birtish Labor In War
Miner, war veteran and author,
Jack Jones will lecture here Thurs-
day, October 9, under the auspices
of the Committee To Defend Amer-
Jones' address, "How British La-
bor Views the War," is backed by
his leadership in the Welsh mines
where he worked underground for
twenty-six years. A member of the
British Labor Party, Jones has lec-
tured audiences throughout Great
Britain in support of the Empire war
serving in the first World War
and with four sons now im Britain's
forces, Jones represents the attitude
of British labor towards the present
conflict. In the past he has con-
stantly hit the "illusion of a capital-
ists' war."
As an author, the Welshman has
succeeded as novelist and biographer.
"Unfinished Journey," the story of
his life, has been published by the
Oxford University Press, and he has
also produced a novel, "Bidden To
The Feast," describing life among

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Van Wagoner Asks For Scrap Iron
LANSING. Oct 2- -Governor With the nation's pig iron capacity
an Wagoner appealed to Michigan stretched to the limit to meet defense
citizens today to sell "through regu- production, Prince said, the addi-
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Van Wagoner was told by Fred J. bution it is, it will be appreciated."
Prince, of Washington, special repre- the Governor said. "We are not ask-
sentative of the Office of Production ing people to give anything. but to
Management. that at least two Mich- sell to junk dealers whatever metal
ig~an steel plants must close down they can."
within a week if not supplied with The Governor asked industry to
scrap iron. It would take the mills dispose at once of obsolete machines
six weeks to begin operations again, and parts, and called upon farmers
he said. to sell worn-out farm machinery.





SIZES 9 to 20



To meet the demands of an ex-
panding unit, augmented by a class
of 123 new freshman cadets and 16
naval science students, the staff of
the Michigan Naval Reserve Officers
Training Corps has been consider-
ably enlarged this year.
Lieutenant R. E. Palmer, USN,
assistant professor of naval science
and tactics last year, is taking over
the duties of executive officer this
year, to replace Lieutenant-Com-
mander Wells L. Field, who was
transferred to Rensselaer Polytech-
nic Institute.
The new officers stationed at the
unit this year are Lt. Fitzgibbon,
USN, and Lt. Shook, USN. Lt. Fitz-
gibbon will teach Navigation, while
Lt. Shook will take over Naval Sci-
Demand, for a recent Department
of Commerce report on the use of the
United States' flag in commerce ne-
cessitated a second edition.


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