FRIDAY, NOVEMER 5, 1948
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FAIRY GODMOTHER :
Usherette Helps 'U' Grad 3
To Get Hollywood Break
By ALEX LINDSAY
With the help of a sympathetic
usherette and Walter Wanger,
Whitfield Conner, '41, received his
big Hollywood break by getting a'
part in the film "Tap Roots," with
Susan Hayward and Van Heflin.
When Mr. Wanger decided to
scoit the Broadway play "The
Duchess of Malfi" back in 1947,
Freshmen and transfer stu-
dents will get a chance to talk
over college adjustment prob-
lems with their former principals
and deans Tuesday.
The approximately 1,650 new
students will meet about 290 prin-
cipals and school administrators
in the 20th annual Principal-
Registrar Ira M. Smith said 127
Michigan high schools and 20 out
of state high schools will be rep-
Several deans of Michigan Jun-
ior colleges will also be on hand.
Principals from out of state high
schools will come from Indiana,
Illinois, New York, Ohio, Penn-
sylvania and Wisconsin.
Representatives of Michigan
State College, Michigan State
Normal, Wayne University aind
Albion College will also be among
Members of local high school
and University English depart-
ments will discuss "The Articula-
tion of High School and College
English" at a luncheon for the
he arrived to late to see much, so
he asked an usherette what she
thought of the cast. The girl was
frank-she said everything about
the production had "stunk" except
one person - Whitfield Conner,
who was "terrific."
So, going on the statement of
one person, Wanger signed un-
known Whitfield Conner to a
contract. He said the usherette's
comment was important to him
because he saw her as a large
cross section of movie goers.
Conner is originally from Ire-
land, but came to this country at
the age of six, and lived in Fern-
dale, Mich. His education is quite
"rounded" having been at Mich-
igan Normal College two years,
then receiving his A.;B. at Wayne,
and finally, an A.M. in Speech,
here at the University.
He has been active in radio as
well as drama.
His stay at Michigan was fol-
lowed by two years in the Navy,
where he was an officer in charge
of a landing craft in the South
Pacific. It was shortly after his
discharge when he took part in
the lucky play.
"Tap Roots," Connor's first film,
will be shown at a local theater
THE WINNING TEAM-President Truman greets a crowd outside the Hotel Muehlebach, in Kansas City, Mo., after Gov. Thomas Dewey
had conceded victory in the presidential election. Truman played the "Minuet" at this same hotel while awaiting returns in the 1944
elections (see story). In the picture to the right, friends and old neighbors congratulate Truman's running mate, Senator Alben W.
Barkley, at his home in Paducah, Ky.
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State Street pedestrians wanting
the time from the west clock in
Burton Tower will have to make
a wide detour.
Thee west timepiece has been
turned off so that workmen and
the scaffold they have erected
won't get tangled up in the clock
works. The laborers are up some
100 feet in the air "pointing
stones," replacing plaster in the
chinks between the stones so that
the clock won't fall out and the
tower will stay up.
High Schools Slate
Michigan high school students
will gather at the University Nov.
12 for their annual High Schooll
Representatives from the stu-
dent councils of all high schools
in the state have been invited to
attend the Conference, which is
sponsored by the University Ex-
tension Service, School of Educa-
tion, and Ann Arbor high schools.
University President Alexander
G. Ruthven will welcome the con-
ference, and Dr. Lawrence Vrede-
voe, director of the Bureau of
School Services, will give the key-
note address. Other sessions will
be devoted to discussion by the
students of school citizenship
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Two interesting items went on
display at the Clements Library on
the University campus as soon as
word was received that Thomas E.
Dewey had conceded his defeat by
Harry S. Truman for the presiden-
cy of the United States.
The two items were a copy of
Paderewski's "Minuet" auto-
graphed by Harry S. Truman and
a letter from Mr. Truman.
Back in 1944, Randolph G.
Adams, director of the Clements
Library, noted in newspaper ac-
counts that Truman played the
"Minuet" in the Hotel Muehlebach
at Kansas City, Mo., while receiv-
ing election returns.
He promptly wrote to the vice-
president elect, enclosing a copy
of the music, and within a few
days it was returned to him auto-
graphed in Truman's own hand-
writing. It was dated Nov. 17,
In an accompanying letter,
Truman commented that the
transcription of the "Minuet" ap-
parently was for the "early
grades" since the best part of the
piano solo was left off.
Truman went on to say that he
had been given a lesson on that
portion of the "Minuet" by Pade-
Laws and medics, dentists, too
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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palanker at The Daily
or 105 Betsy Barbour.)
MEN OF VICTOR Vaughan,
temporarily located at 730 Haven,
will have an open house today
from 8 p.m. to midnight for the
girls from Couzens Hall and
Pemberton House. Their now fa-
mous sign will be up to welcome
the guests. '
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FOR THEIR Homecoming
achievement of second prize,
Mosher girls earned a large bronze
cup which will take its place
among other Mosher trophies as
soon as it returns from the en-
House officers taking over at
Mosher this semester are Jenny
Sprung, president; Priscilla Wood-
ward, junior president; Pat Pats-
loff, sophomore president; and
Nancy Carter; freshman presi-
ALLEN-RUMSEY is having a
hayride outing tomorrow eve-
ning under the chairmanship of
Fred Kerr, assisted by Raffee
Johns. After the fresh air jaunt,
the men and their dates will re-
turn to dancing and refreshments
in the Allen-Rumsey wreck room.
GEORGE MEYER, former pre-
siding justice of "Wenley, is now
vice-president as a result of an
amendment to the Wenley House
Lee Robinson was appointed li-
brarian of Wenley by house presi-
dent Fred Thompson.
GEORGE ROUMELL has been
appointed chief-coordinator of all
clubs in West Quad. Any organi-
zation wanting to submit a meas-
ure for approval to the West Quad
Council should see George in Rm.
202 Michigan House.
Men in West Quad planning to
run for the Student Legislature
are requested to attend the meet-
ing of the West Quad Council
MICHIGAN HOUSE and Adams
House will hold a joint dance from
9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow in
their dining room.
The dance, called the "Harvest
Moon," will feature an autumn
theme. The fellows and their dates
will dance to the music of Chuck
Meyers and his orchestra.
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