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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE SEVED

]No Time For Comedy' Stars
Arrive Today For Rehearsals

By BERYL SHOENFIELD
Dynamic Czechoslovakian Francis
Lederer, arriving in Ann Arbor today,
will begin rehearsing tomorrow for
S. N. Behrman's "No Time for Com-
edy," the 1942 Dramatic Season's
initial vehicle opening May 11, with
Valentine Windt, Professor of Speech,
directing production.
Actresses Edith Atwater and Doris
Dalton, appearing in the Behrman
farce, and other members of the
company-Hollywood and New York
stage artists-will join Lederer today.
Gaining his primary stage experi-
ence in Berlin and Prague, Lederer
became a continental stage success,
and established himself in America
by his superb performance in "Au-
tumn Crocus," "Golden Boy," and
"Seventh Heaven." He has also ap-
peared in numerous films, including
"Pursuit of Happiness," "Confessions
of a Nazi Spy," "One Rainy After-
noon," and "Refuge." All told, he
has played over two hundred parts
in six years.
Miss Atwater, recognized on Broad-
way as one of the rising stars of the
American theatre, originally enacted
the secretary in the New York .pro-
duction of "The Man Who Came to
Dinner." Among her film experiences
she is credited with a role in "The
Gorgeous Hussy.,,
Familiar to Ann Arbor aUdiences
is Miss Dalton, who will appear in
"Petticoat Fever," to be shown the
second week, as well as in "No Time
for Comedy" in the Dramatic Season
productions. Miss Dalton has played
leading roles in "Jane Eyre" with
Katherine Hepburn,"BowYe

FRANCIS ;LEDERER
management announces the engage-
ment of several other New York art-
ists, including Anne Burr, Peter Goo
Chong, Francis Compton, Margaret
Mullen, Daisy Atherton, Lauren Gil-
bert, Roland Hogue-and Ruth Atta-
way.
Lutherantis To
Conduct Drive
Funds Will Be Sought
For Service Mlinistry

First Showing
Of Exhibition
Is Tomorrow
Anneal Sculpture display
Includes Famed Work
Of Avard Fairbanks
The thirteenth annual Exhibition
of Sculpture, sponsored by the In-
stitute of Fine Arts of the Univer-
sity, will open with an informal re-
ception at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
concourse of the League, Prof. John.
G. Winter, director of the Institute,
announced 'yesterday.
This display will not only include
the work of several students but also
many samples of the sculpture of Dr.
Avard Fairbanks, nationally famous
sculptor at the University. The most
prominent exhibit will be a full-size
head taken from Dr. Fairbanks' latest
heroic statue, "Lincoln the Frontiers-
man." Also, Professor Fairbanks will
display a working model of this sta-
tue which he made for the Ewa Plan-
tation School near Honolulu.
This year 37 pieces will be shown,
whereas last year only 24 were in-
cluded. Professor Fairbanks reported
that several Michigan artists from
all over the state have been invited
to attend the opening reception.
The student work includes not only'
that of persons enrolled in the regu-
lar University courses, but that of
students in University Extension
work. Dr. Fairbanks pointed out that
these students come from many parts
of thecountry, and even one from
Istanbul, Turkey.
The exhibition will remain open
to all persons interested in sculpture
until the time of commencement.
Today's News
iOft Camputs..

R.O.T.C. Men
Demonstrate
ArmySiging
Cadets Introduce Military
Marching Music Here
For Teting Purposes
Shouting at the top of their voices
to the beat of the marching cadence,
cadets of Company L of the ROTC
introduced military singing to the
campus in a surprise performance at
the'regimental review held Friday in
the Stadium.
Gregory S. Dolgorukov, former
Michigan student and recipient of
BSE, LLB, and MSE degrees from
the University, with the assistance
of three members of the Don Cos-
sack Chorus and a group of pre-'
viously trained cadets, instructed the
company in the art of military sing-
ing.
Differing greatly from other types
of singing, these martial airs are
shouted in as loud a voice as possi-
ble by the cadets as they march. The
first two lines of tlW song are sung
by two leaders and then the chorus
is chanted twice over by the entire
company.
The music is designed to be sung
while marching and is so arranged
that breathing is not interfered with.
Used in many European armies, such
singing has been found to create a
unifying spirit in the men, and to'
make them forget the long miles
during marches.
Major Alexander Laurow, who is
stationed at the Lowry Flying Field
in Colorado, explained the purpose
of the singing to the cadets of Com-
pany L, and stated that this experi-
mental work is being carried on with
the possibility that the army may
adopt it.E
Feature of the final regimentalj
review before the Federal inspection
which will be held May 7 was the
presentation of the picture of Lt.
George Cannon to the ROTC corps
by his mother, Mrs. B. B. Cannon.
Planned as the largest Federal in-
spection in years, the Governor and
many other high state officials have
been invited to attend.

All U' Students
Will Register
For Rationing
(Continued from Page 1)
for more than 10 days, he must turn
his ration book over to the person
in charge for his period of stay.
Beseiged by a flood of inquiries as
to how the ration plan will affect
particular groups of students, Wil-
liams made the blanket statement
"every student must register." "Stu-
dents eating in fraterinties sorori-
ties, dormitories, cooperative houses
and restaurants may not have any
occasion to buy sugar, since such
places are given an allotment of
sugar for the entire group of persons
eating there," he declared. "But they
may need them in the future for
other commodities that may be ra-
tioned."
Williams also pointed out that stu-
dents should not buy sugar unless
they absolutely need it. Students
living with ttheir families in Ann
Arbor must take their ration books in
person to buy sugar or must have
some member of the family take it
fo' them. Merchants cannot ac-
cept fibre than one ration stamp
from each ration book at any one
time. A moratorium on sugar sales
has been In effect throughout the
country since April 25. Sales will
be resumed this Friday following
War Ration Book registration,
Students living permanently in
in Ann Arbor will register in their
own ward Monday through Thurs-
day. The ward registration places
are as follows: First ward, Perry
school; second ward, Bach school;
third ward, Mack school; fourth
ward, Jones school; fifth ward, North-
side school; sixth ward, Angell school;
Eseventh ward, first precinct,.Eber-
bach school; seventh ward, second
precinct, Tappan school.
The time at which Ann Arborites
will register is determined by alpha-
betical scale. The schedule is as
follows: A through E, Monday; F
through M, Tuesday; N through S,
Wednesday; T through Z, Thursday.
Registration hours will be from 1 p.m.
to 9 p.m.

Professional Staff Will Guide
Play Productions For Summer

New York Theatre Group1
Will Serve As Faculty
For Repertory Players
By CHARLOTTE CONOVER r
Michigan Repertory Players of the"
Department of Speech will be di-
rected this summer by a full profes-
sional staff from the New York the-
atre world, Prof. William P. Hal-7
stead of the speech department an-
nounced yesterday.
The visiting faculty of the depart-a
ment for the summer session will dol
double duty as lecturers and as mem-
bers of the play production staff and
will include seven men and women
who have distinguished themselves
in the field of drama. Already called
by the University are: Howard Bay,
who will be a lecturer in the depart-
ment and art director of the season;
Lucy Barton, a lecturer and costum-
iere; Horace Armistead, lecturer and
scenic artist; William Kellam, lec-
turer.and stage carpenter; Mrs. Clar-
ibel Baird, assistant professor and
stage carpenter; Nancy Bowman, in-
structor and director of secondary
school theatre; and Charles H. Mere-
dith, lecturer and director.
Windt To Direct
General director of the season of
seven plays, to run from July. 1 to
August 25, is Valentine B. Windt,
director of the winter Play Produc-
tion series, and the Spring Dramatic
Season. Mrs. Lucille Walz will again
act as treasurer, and James Murnan
will take up his former duties as
head of the box office.
"This is the first time in the en-

tire country," says professor Hal-
stead, "when any University has been
able to present a full productidn
staff of such distinguished men and
women drawn from the professional
stage."
Of the visiting artists perhaps the
best-known is Howard Bay, stage
designer, who ranks with the highest
in his field. "The Moon Is Down" is
the latest of five productions "on
which Bay has worked this winter.
He has shown special interest in the
phase of New York production work
that should be emphasized inmuri-
versity departments, ever since he
taught college directors at the Vas-
sar summer design training course.
"The Corn Is Green," " . . . one-
third of a nation . . .," "Brooklyn
USA," and "Fifth Column" are a few
of his successes. In addition to New
York theatre work, Mr. Bay has been
on the faculty of the New Theatre
School and Vassar- College and has
been a designer for numerous sum-
mer and stock companies. He was
a Guggenheim Fellow in 1940-41.
Enthusiasm Is Widespread
Bay's enthusiasm for the college
repertory group was so great that it
spread among his fellow workers in
New York, and Armistead and Kel-
lam, who worked with him on Broad-
way productions last winter, were
persuaded to accept positions in Ann
Arbor for the summer season.
Armistead, who is prominent both
as a scenic artist and an easel paint-
er, has bben associated with Bay as
painter of all his recent New York
productions.

,The Lutheran World Action Drive,
Winds," with Henry Fonda, and "The
Man Who Came to Dinner," with which is scheduled for May 10, will
Clifton Webb. be conducted in Ann Arbor by Lu-
In addition to the nine stars al- theran congregations under the lead-
ready signed, the Dramatic Season ership of Rev. E. 0. Stellhorn and
Rev. Henry O. Yoder, pastors of theI
'Pops' Band Will Begin Zion and Trinity Lutheran churches.
Outdoor Series Today Early last year the Service Com-
mission of the National Lutheran
Council initiated a ministry to men
Marches and light classical selec- in the armed forces. To maintain
tions will be heard at 8 p.m. tonight this Lutheran service and foreign
as the University Band initiates its missions orphaned by the war, the
series of outdoor 'Pops' concerts on goal of the nation-wide appeal has
the library steps. been set at $650,000.,
Under the direction of Prof. Wil- Since its inception, the Service
liam D. Revelli, the band will play Commission has established 31 Lu-
the following program: 'Campus On theran Centers in all parts of the
Parade March' by Meretta, 'Ponce country which are visited by almost
de Leon Overture,' by Olivadotti, 25,000 men each month to attend1
'The Phantom Trumpeters,' by Gel- worship services or to make use of{
lette, 'His Honor March,' by Fill- any of the Centers' many other fa-
more, 'Cavatina,' by Raff and selec- cilities.
tions from 'The Desert Song,' by Returns from the drive in excess
Sigmund Romberg. of $250,000, which will be used to1
Community singing, led by Ed- support the ministry to men in the1
ward Kruth, '43, will be incorpor- service will be donated to the
ated into the program in place of war-orphaned foreign missions, the{
the Meta-Four quartet originally Lutheran Refugee Service, the1
scheduled. Y.M.C.A.'s War Prisoners' Aid forf
This is the first of three spring men in prison camps in all parts of1
concerts that will be given for an the world and to the emergency fund
hour each Sunday. of the American Bible Society.
TIf DTT VJI\T

Demonstrating what Americans
have been writing for the modern
carillon, Percival Price, University
carillonneur, will present a recital at
7:15 p.m. today.
Twenty years ago the first of the
carillons was installed in this coun-
try. Since then 50 of such instru-
ments have been placed in 21 states.
That they have attracted the young-
er American composers is shown by
the program of Professor Price which
consists entirely of works composed
within the last ten years.
Professor Price will open his re-
cital with the "Fantasia"'of Arthur
Lynds Bigelow, which will be fol-
lowed by the "Minuet" of John E.
Vaichaitis. The rest of the program
consists of "Suite" by Samuel Bar-
ber; "Canzonetta" of Roger T. Walk-
er; "Campana A Sera" and "Cam-
pana A Festa" of Nino Rota.
Forum Will Be Held I
The Intercooperative Council will
sponsor a forum on "A Practical
Program for our Co-ops in Wartime"
at 3 p m. today in Room 319 of the
Union.
The effect on the cooperatives of
the rising cost of living, the question
of membership, the problem of in-
creasing or decreasing the number
of houses and plans for the summer
will constitute the topics of discus-
sion.
Two films will also be shown, one
on the problems of racial discrimina-
tion and the other on the University
of Texas cooperatives.
Robert Solomon, '42, former ICC
president, will be the chairman of
the forum.

'Waste, Water And Duplication'?
Chita go's Two Year. Program
Lauded, Panned By Educators
4' -- --__ _ _

CHICAGO, May 2.--P-The Uni-
versity of Chicago's revolutionary
plan to award the bachelor of arts
degree at the end of the sophomore
year instead of at the finish of the
senior term was lauded and lam-
basted today by leaders in the aca-
demic field.
It was viewed variously, in a sym-
posium before the American Council
on Education, as something that was
needed in peace and even more so in
wartime and as a step that likely
would lead to general chaos and
hair-pulling among school people.
Robert M. Hutchins, Chicago's
president and champion of the sys-
tem recently adopted there, reported
that his university determined to
provide a liberal education by the
end of the sophomore year in a pro-
gram which squeezes out "waste, wa-
ter and duplication." He contended
that such a course was desirable at

any time but was imperative during
the war.
"Young men are going to have to
leave us at the age of twenty," he
added. "It is our duty to give them
before they go the education every
citizen should have."
President William P. Tolley of Al-
legheny College termed the idea "the
expression of an inferiority complex
by Americans dazzled by the educa-
tional systems of the old world." He
added:
"Although Mr. Hutchins complains
that the American college boy lags
two years behind the English, French
and German boy of the same age, it
is interesting to note. that to over-
come this lag, he proposes two less
years of schooling. It is perfectly
silly to think that general education
should come to a full stop at the end
of the sophomore year."

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