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Jean Crawford Tells of War Work

Production of
'Little W omen'
Is Scheduled
Louisa Alcott's Story
Will Be Presented by
Children's Theatre

Theatre Instructors To Joill
Speech Staff for Summer

Dinner with Ernie Pyle in Naples
and a Nazi bombing raid in Tripoli
are just ordinary occurrences in the
life of Miss Jean Crawford, daughter
of Dean and Mrs. Ivan C. Crawford,
who is now serving as an American
Red Cross director in Naples.
In a letter written to her parents,
Miss' Crawford, whose father is dean
of the engineering school, described
Pyle as a "slight, long-faced man
dressed in GI shoes, rugged O.D.
trousers, a khaki shirt and a dirty
tan pullover sweater.
"He had the most wonderful sense
of humor that you can imagine, and
kept us laughing throughout dinner,,"
she added.
Degree Taken at Kansas
Born in Pueblo, Colo., Miss Craw-
ford attended the University of Idaho
for one year and then transferred to
the University of Kansas, where she
received her Bachelor of Arts degree
in 1940. In that same year, she won
a, scholarship to Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy in Medford,
Mass., and received her. Master of
Arts degree the following year.
Shortly after her graduation, she
met John Chamberlain, who suggest-
ed that she -go to South America to
do free lance reporting. After study-
ing Spanish for three months, she
received a position on the National
Broadcasting Company foreign staff.
She also obtained permision to
relay articles to the Washington Post
and Newsweek.
Work Centered in Ecuador
Miss Crawford's first job was in
Bogota, Columbia. She later went to
Ecuador where she had the exciting
experience of broadcasting over short
wave an earthquake in Quayaquilo
and a revolt.
In 1942 she returned to the United
States after an exciting trip in a
bus station wagon on the Pan-Ameri-
can Highway from San Salvador to
Texas. She worked in the Washing-
ton Bureau of Newsweek until she
joined the Red Cross in March, 1943.
After a short training period in
Washington, D.C., Miss Crawford
landed in Cairo via Australia, New
Zealand and the Suez Canal. She
later went to Bengazi, Tripoli, Sicily,
Malta and Naples.

At the State .*.
Peggy Ryan and Donald O'Connor
who were co-starred in the comedy

Four visiting teachers from educa-
tional and professional theatres will
join the speech department staff for
the summer session. Prof. G. E. Dens-
more. department chairman, an-

matics, confer with students, preside
at assemblies and assist in the pro-
duction of the summer bill of plays
presented by the department.
Prof. Densmore described the Dro- I

mor , dprmncaran......... "..,......,a- Prof a~. . avaa~. Densmr U' d aerihl-i.h wh wrec-saredi1teVo-d
Louisa May Alcott's famous "Little nounced yesterday, gram planned for the summer as the hit, "Mister Big," return a
II ramplanedfo th sumeras heteam in "Chip Off the 01d
Women" will be presented as the Appointed to the staff are Theo- "most outstanding program of study opening at the State today.
second production of the Children's dore Viehman, director of the Tulsa, in dramatics the department has Donald has the dual misf
Theatre of the speech departmentj Okla., Little Theatre, who has acted ever offered," being expelled from a milita
May 12 and 13. at the Lydia Men- in Broadway productions and direct- Regular staff members who will emy and subsequently beco
delpsohn Theatre. ed the Globe Theatre at the Chicago participate in the summer theatre object of affection of two g
This novel for six generations has World's Fair; Miss Lucy Barton, head program are Prof. Valentine B. Windt
been the most popular juvenile story of the dramatic arts department atn1 At the Michigdan.r.
a.the University of Arizona.{and Prof. Herbert Philippe.

s a lively
Id Block,"
ortune of
ary acad-
ming the


written by an American author, and
the characters of Jo, Meg, Amy. Beth
and Marmee have become classics of
American life.
The dramatic version of the play
which will be used by the local play-
ers has been adapted from the orig-
inal text by Sara Spencer, well-

wRobert Burrows, professor of dra- -
matic art at the University of North
Carolina and technical director ofd the Cou ses Slate
Carolina Playmakers, and Mrs Clari-'
bel Baird, professor at Oklahoma f n 1ot -W ar
College for Women. will also be on
the staff.T a hW o1
All four will teach classes, in dra-

TRWI ON THE NILE RIVER-Miss Jean Crawford (left), daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Ivan C. Crawford, is shown after a short boat trip on
the Nile River.

known writer of children's plays.
Because of the interest being C( SkCy ' T o.Talk
shown in this production by both AtsC [
old and young, there will be .three " i F'I ROIRV(HL1OH
matinees instead of the usual two. Prof. Howard McCluskey of educa
First performance will be given at tional psychology will address th
3:45 p.m. Friday, May 12, and again 50th anniversary convention of th
at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Western Arts Association Friday i
Exchange tickets are being distrib- Detroit on the subject. "The Smalle
Excang tckes re ein dstrb-Community Uses Art Resources."
uted in the public schools this week, fury e ti willues
'The four-day meeting will open
and the theatre boxoffice will be Wednesday with 14 speeches sched
open from May 10 through May 13 uled on the program. A tour of th
for ticket sales and reservations. The Detroit Art Center will be held whic
hours will betfrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will include the well-known "Rac
and from 2 to 5 p.m. daily, of Mankind" exhibit.
I e

A special six-week program em-
phasizing post-war problems in
teaching business and commercial
work will be offered by the Univer-
sity to high school teachers of busi-
- ness subjects, it was announced yes-
he terday.
he The Schools of Literature, Educa-
n tion, Business Administration, Grad-
er uate Studies and the Division for
Emergency Training will cooperate
n to give instruction" in office work,
- consumer education and vocational
e and distributor training.
h Credit earned in this course, which
es begins'July 3, may be applied for an
advanced degree in education.

After .a successful run on Broad-
way the sensational play, "Lady in
the Dark," has been produced on the
screen in technicolor and stars Gin-
ger Rogers. Ray Milland, and Jon
This picture opens today at the
Hillel Coucil. To Meet
The Hillel Foundation Student
Council will meet at 10:45 a.m. today
in the Foundation lounge, Stan Wal-
lace, '44, president of .the council,
announced yesterday. Students in-
terested in the operation of the Foun-
dation are invited to attend the
Sp Ibing Is Here!
A ."CX"-cut or personality
hair style is appropriate.
The )ASC WOI Iarbers
Liberty off State


In Tripoli, Miss Crawford experi-
enced her first bombing raid. "I was
in the entrance of the Red Cross
center, when the first explosion oc-
curred," she wrote. "To get to safety
we had to cross an uncovered square.
We hugged the walls of encircling
buildings, wishing for overhanging
eaves and wondering if any more
three inch shells would be falling."
Patients Visited
In Malta, Miss Crawford visited

the American patients in the hos-
pital, loaded with a "ditty" bag full
of books and magazines. Everywhere,
she writes, the "ditty" bag was re-
ceived with "jubilant appreciation."
"It's just like Christmas," one sol-
dier exclaimed, as he dumped out
the contents of the bag. "And look
here. "It says a New York Red Cross
chapter made the bag. Guess they
know there'd be someone fro,'n New
York needing this stuff," he added.

A. IA'inx in M~ink
uIth a Yen for Mete!

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