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-THE MLCICAAPILY

SA iThDA,

GREASE PAINT CALLS:
Play Production Offers
Opportunities to Students

BY GLORIA BENDET
Frustrated actors, actresses, di-
rectors, set designers, et al, whc
nave given up hopes of theatrical
fame, may be unaware that the
have a golden opportunity right
here on campus to combine their
prosaic studies with the thrills o
the stage.
Play Production, operating
within the Department of Speech,
puts on at least six major produc-
tions each year, the majority of
the work being done by students.
The plays are varied, running the
gamut from classical tragedy and
opera to modern comedy and sa-
tire.
Covers All Branches
Play Production is a group of
courses, covering all branches of
the practical theatre arts, includ-
ing acting, direction, stage man-
agement and designing of sets.
Productions are part of the la-
boratory work which supplements
regular classes. They are pre-
pared and rehearsed in the lab
theatre in back of the Union.
Besides the six major produc-
tions, five or six laboratory bills
are done. Those in the latter
class offer almost unlimited ex-
perimental possibilities in all the
facets of theatrical work and are
open to the public without admis-
sion.
Those plays in the major group
are done with an eye towards
box office appeal. In addition to
'U' To Present
Two Showings
of Henry V'
Two performances of "Henry V"
will be presented at 3:15 and 8
p.m., October 15 at Hill Auditor-
ium, for the film's Ann Arbor de-
but, under the sponsorship of the
Office of Student Affairs.
Produced and directed by Laur-
ence Olivier as a morale booster
for England during the war, the
film follows the original Shake-
speare text more closely than any
of the recent stage productions.
Set in medieval France and
England, "Henry V" centers about
the famous Battle of Agincourt,
won by the British against almost
insuperable odds.
Benefits 'U' Project
Proceeds of the showings here,
presented for students, faculty and
townspeople, will go to a Universi-
ty project, possibly another film
presentation.
Matinee prices for the produc-
tion have been set at $1.20 for
main floor and center first bal-
cony seats, and $.90 for the re-
mainder of the house. Tickets for
the evening performance will sell
at $1.80 and $1.20. All seats for
the film are reserved.
Lowest Possible Prices
The technicolor film is being
presented here at the lowest prices
possible at the present time, in
order to make it available to Uni-
versity students.
Stamped self-addressed envel-
opes should be included with or-
ders for the tickets, which may
be sent to Rm. 2, University Hall,
attention Dean Walter B. Rea.
Checks must be made payable to
Student Organizations, University
of Michigan.
Church News
Grace Bible Guild will hold an
open house at 7:30 today in Fel-
lowship Hall, Grace Bible Church.
All students are welcome for
games and refreshments.
* * *

A weiner roast and campfire l
sing will be held by Westminster
Guild following the game today.
Members and their friends are
welcome to join the group at the
church. *
Members of the Congregational-
Disciples Guild will have an open
house after the game today. All
students are welcome to drop in
at the guild house.
Veterans' Checks
Being Held Here
Checks are being held at the
Ann Arbor Post Office for the
following veterans:
Ahlf, Richard L.; Ardle, Owen
E.; Boyle, Ruth M.; Barthel, Vilas
F.; Dugan, James T.; Ellis, Gale;
Foust, Robert N. K.; Fuller, John
T.; O'Brien, Patrick Thomas Jr.;
Southworth, Bernice E.; Whit-
trock, Robert M.
Veterans listed above should
pick up their checks before they
are returned to Columbus, O. on
Oct. 13.

regular dramatic presentations,
operas are produced from time to
time in. conjunction with the
School of Music. Last year Mo-
zart's "Marriage of Figaro" was
presented.
Successful Plays
Other successful plays of last
season were Maxwell Anderson's
Both Your Houses", George Ber-
nard Shaw's "Saint Joan", and
during the summer season, "Can-
dida", another of Shaw's works.
The productions attempt to
combine education with entertain-
ment. Any student with the mini-
mum prerequisites in speech may
participate in Play Production by
enrolling in the proper courses.
Although Play Production's
main purpose is to train people
for educational jobs, rather than
for legitimate stage careers, sever-
al current stars, among them Ruth
Hussey and Martha Scott, were at
one time students at the Univer-
sity, and received some of their
experience in Play Production.

DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN

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Mon., 4 p.m., International Cen-
ter. All interested are invited.
Russian Circle: First meeting of
this semester, Mon., 8 p.m., Inter-
national Center. Election of offi-
cers. The program will be in Rus-
sian with the teaching. staff par-
ticipating. All students studying
the language and those interested
in the language and culture are
invited to attend.
SRA Square Dance following
short discussion meeting at Lane
Hall, Monday evening, 7:30.
Everyone welcome.
S.L.I.D. Student League for In-
dustrial Democracy: Reorganiza-
tion meeting. Discussion of plans
and activities for the term. Sun.,
Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Rm. 304, Union.
Former members and all those
interested are invited.
Churches
First Presbyterian Church
World Wide Communion will be
celebrated Sunday at the Morning
Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Dr.
Lemon will preach on "The Crux
of the World."
5 p.m., Westminster Guild will
meet in the Social Hall to hear
Professor Preston Slosson speak
on "The Atom opens a new His-
torical Era." Supper 6 p.m.
First Methodist Church at 120
State Street
Sunday Services, 8 and 10:45
a.m. World-wide Communion with
a meditation by Dr. James Brett
Kenna.
Wesley Foundation
Sunday Student Seminar, 9:45
a.m., Pine Room.
Wesleyan Guild, 5:30 p.m. in
the Lounge.
Student panel will discuss "The
Christian Student on Campus."
Supper and Fellowship follow.
Young Adult Fellowship, 7:45
p.m., Rm. 214.
First Congregational Church
9:30 and 10:45-Church School;
10:45-Public Worship. World-
wide Communion Service. Dr.
Parr's subject is "SALUTING
THE CHURCH";
6:00-Congregational - Disciples
Student Guild supper.
Rev. John Burt will speak on
"Personality + or--."

Negroes Meet
To Gain Voting
Law Repeal
Alabama NCAAP
Fights Amendment
By The Associated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 3-
Alabama Negro leaders today pro-
posed action to combat restric-
tive voting laws, to institute court
suits for admission of Negroes to
State College, and to end "racial
discrimination" in public trans-
portation.
The proposals were made at the
opening of a three-day conference
of the Alabama Branch of the Na-
tional Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People.
The meeting was called primar-
ily to launch an attack on the
Boswell Amendment to the State
constitution which admittedly was
designed to limit the registration
of Negroes for primary elections.
Jackson said the battle for
Negro registration would be the
"most sweeping campaign ever
undertaken."
'Ensian Tryouts
The 'Ensian business staff
needs tryouts for staff posi-
tions, Barbara Gray, 'Ensian
business manager announced
yesterday.
A meeting will be held at
4:30, Tuesday in the business
office of the 'Ensian in the
Student Publication Building.
First Baptist Church
10:00 a.m., Bible study, Roger
Williams Guild House, 502 East
Huron. I and II Thessalonians.
11:00 a.m., Church service, 512
East Huron. Rev. C. H. Loucks
will speak on "Togetherness."
Communion service and reception
of new members.
6-8 p.m., Rober Williams Guild.
A review of Nels Ferre's "Return
to Christianity," will be given.
University Lutheran Chapel
Sunday Services, 9:45 and 11
a.m. Rev. Alfred Scheips preach-
ing on "Spiritual Anchorage."
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stu-
dent Club: Supper Social, 5:30
p.m., at the Student Center.
Lutheran Student Association:
Sun., 5:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran
Parish Hall, 309 E. Washington
Street. The Rev. Henry O. Yoder
will speak on "Lutheran Student
Work at Michigan" following the
supper hour. Church worship
service and Communion at Trinity
Church, 10:30 a.m. Service, Zion
Lutheran Church, 10:30.
First Unitarian Church, 1917
Washtenaw Avenue. Edward H.
Redman, Minister.
10:00 a.m., Unitarian-Friends'
Church School. Adult Group led
by Mr. Redman, continuing dis-
cussions of the theories of Gen. G.
Brock Chisholm.
11:00 a.m., Service Broadcast on
WPAG. Sermon: "How to Read
the Bible."
6:00 p.m., Vesper Service: "1947
Social Action in 1947."
6:45 p.m., Snack Supper. Dis-
cussion, Unitarian Student Group.
First Church of Christ, Scien-
tist, 409 S. Division St.
Sunday morning service at
10:30. Subject "Unreality."
Sunday School at 11:45.
Wednesday evening service at

8 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Meeting of the
American Society of Friends will
meet regularly Sunday morning
at 11:00 in the Unitarian Church
at the corner of Washtenaw and
Berkshire. All friends and friends-
of-friends are invited.

America Should Not Bar
Russian Visitors--Roberts

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AP Foreign Affairs Analyst
By J. M. ROBERTS, JR.
Can the United States, which
already has stooped to word-
brawling in a gutter of Russia's
own choosing, improve the situa-
tion any by also emulating the
Kremlin's antagonistic policy
toward foreign visitors?
Russia's refusal to admit a
senatorial party has resulted in
demands that the Washington
government retaliate by imposing
restrictions on Russians, over and
above the normal regulation of
entry by avowed Communists. The
army already is restricting Soviet
Union Smoker
Will Feature
Pollock Talk
Prof. James K. Pollock, chair-
man of the political science de-
partment, will be the featured
speaker at Sigma Rho Tau's All-
Engineering Smoker to be held at
7:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Union.
Speaking on "The Big Power
Stalemate in Germany," Prof. Pol-
lock will present his personal ob-
servations of today's European sit-I
uation, as gathered from his re-
cent work as political adviser in
the American occupation zone of
Germany.
Prof. Pollock is now serving in
Washington as a member of theI
twelve-man Committee for Reor-
ganization of the Executive1
Branch.
Also on the program for the!
Smoker, which is open to all en-
gineers, architects and technolo-
gists on campus, is Dean Ivani
C. Crawford of the engineering
college. A war-time member of
the Ordnance Department's Ci-
vilian Advisory Council, Dean
Crawford will review the func-
tion of engineers in military gov-
ernment.
Master of ceremones for the
event will be John M. Holt, '48E,
vice president of Sigma Rho Tau.

military attaches to the same
treatment accorded our men in
Moscow.
Kremlin Agent
There are solid arguments in fa-
vor of action against civilians,
aside from the hysteria generated
by Russia's current all-out propa-
ganda against the United States
and its policies. Every Russian
who comes to this country does so
as the agent, in one respect or
another, of the Kremlin. Other-
wise he would not be permitted to
leave his own country, which is
very strict in preventing its na-
tionals from viewing the wonders
of the outside world except in
cases of real governmental neces-
sity.
And you can rest assured that
every so-called legitimate Rus-
sian activity in this country has
its illegitimate counterpart. That
is one of the fixed practices of the
Communist revolutionary. There
are usually undercover men in
New York who wielda strange
power 'even over the Kremlin's
formally designated emissaries.
One of them, for instance, once
cut a Soviet ambassador off short
in the midst of an interview and
took it upon himself to tell re-
porters what the high official
really was intending to say.
Not Too Difficult
But these things are well known
to our security agencies, and they
think they keep sufficient tab to
prevent any real breach of the
country's safety. Since no Rus-
sian would be allowed to come un-
less the Kremlin expected to profit
from it, keeping them within se-
curity limits is not too difficult.
Beyond that, the more they see
the better. More than one of
them has been converted and re-
fused to return to Russia, becom-
ing instead powerful adjuncts to
the campaign against Commun-
ism here.
The necessities of our struggle
with Russia may one day force
such action in self defense. But
pending a time of such necessity,
it would bring an easy feeling to
many people that there is in it a
violation of civil rights which are
in some ways akin to our own.

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IT' S A H A R D L I F E-A day at the Illinois statefair W I N N E R- Helen Wood.
at Springfield proved almost too muelfor these two tots. Brother ford,-18-year-old Los Angeles
is fast asleep, and from the looks of things sister will soon join bank employe, won a movie con
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CONCERTS
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KARIN BRANZELL, Contralto .. .... October 8
PATRICE MUNSEL, Soprano ........October 18
CHICAGO SYMPHONY .... October 26-7 P.M.
Artur Rodzinski, Conductor
DANIEL ERICOURT, Pianist......November 4
CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA . .November 9-7 P.M.
George Szell, Conductor
SET SVANHOLM, Tenor .........November 14
WESTMINSTER CHOIR.......... November 24
John Finley Williamson, Conductor
DON COSSACK CHORUS .........December 2
Serge Jarof, Conductor
BOSTON SYMPHONY.December 8
Serge Koussevitzk.y, Conductor
MYRA HESS, Pianist ..............January 10
MINNEAPOLIS SYMPHONY. February 15-7 P.M.
Dnimitri Afitropoulos, Condutor
DETROIT SYMPHONY ............February 23
Karl Krueger, Conductor
GEORGES ENESCO, Violinist .........March 2
ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKY, Pianist. . March 10
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY ..........March 18
Thor Johnson, Conductor

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C A N 0 E' T I L T E R S - Film actresses Joan Adam, Betty Maire, Carol Maxey and£+
Christiana Ward (1. to r.) try a version of canoe tilting on new inflated rubber rafts at Los Angele.

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STOP
losing valuable time
Students, save yourself
time and money!
The Ann Arbor Business School
offers you classes in
Typing & Shorthand
to be taken in your free hours during the day or
in night classes. Veterans may receive this in-
struction under the G.I. Bill, along with your
University courses.
See us for particulars.

Q U E E N -- Mrs. a Sabine
Lucas, (above) 84 years old, of
Bruges, Belgium, won the title
of "lace queen" at a recent ex-
hibition of hand-made lace. She,
began at the age of 7. t

'COOKIE' COOLS O F F-A fan and an ice cream
stick help "Cookie," star of the chimpanzee show at the St. Louis
zoo, combat 100-degree temperatures in the Mound City.

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