T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1949
OLD TIME SPIRIT REVIVAL!
To Be Staged on Island'
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By DAVIS CRIPPEN
A revival of school spirit in the
form of a tug-of-war program will
descend on the campus tomorrow
A total of six teams will pit
their muscles, weather permitting,
in a series of three tugging con-
tests, according to George White-
borne, director of the affair and
Publicity Chairman for the Senior
Swingout, sponsors of the tugging.
TEAMS FROM THE East and
West Quads will meet each other
in the Independent Men's Division,
according to the schedule an-
nounced by Whitehorne. Phi
Gamma Delta and Delta Tau Delta
will face one another in the Affil-
iated Men's Division while the
Women's Division has a Mosher
Hall-Jordan Hall contest sched-
The scene of the affair is the
Island and a necessary stretch
of land across the Huron River
Things will really start, however,
in front of Hill Auditorium where,
at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow a group will
form preparatory to making a
march down to the Island. Accom-
panied by the Fiji Marching Band
and a police escort, the group will
arrive there about 3:30 when the
contests will start.
"ALL POSSIBILITIES have been
taken care of-I hope," White-
horne said. He stated that a tra-
ditional tug-of-war rope had been
FROM MICHIGAN'S ANNALS-These men formed part of the sophomore team in the 1916 Fresh-
Soph Tug-of-War. A few moments later these faces were just as grim but a whole lot wetter after
the victorious freshmen had dragged them through the Huron. Scenes like this will be repeated
on Friday when the Senior Swingout presents its own version of a tug-of-war program.
resurrected from Waterman Gym
especially for the affair.
The officiating will be handled
by members of the "M" Club sit-
uated at strategic points on land
There is a wide diversity in the
make-up of the ten men teams,
Whitehorne mentioned. For an ex-
ample he points to the fact that
anchor-man for the Phi Gams will
be 268 pound Dick McWilliams,
while 129 pound Joe Stone will an-
chor the West Quadders.
The Senior Class, sponsors of
the tug-of-war, will present its
"Dance of Tradition," the Senior
Swingout, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on
May 21 in the Intramural Build-
ing. Ray McKinley will furnish
"The Winslow Boy", first pro-
duction of circle theatre in Mich-
igan, drew much applause from a
crowd of 340 people last night
Performed within a 30 by 15-
foot "circle" flanked on all sides
by the audience, the play dispens-
ed entirely with the theater's tra-
ditional wrappings of curtains,
footlights and stage doors.
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EXITS AND entrances were
made through three breaks in the
audience circle. Changes of scene
were indicated by a complete
"Not so far from Shake-
speare," Dr. Frank L. Huntley of
the English department com-
mented. "One feels much closer
without footlights separating
one from the action."
Comparing the "The Winslow
Boy" production to a traditional
stage play, a speech student ob-
served that arena theater is "a
nuch more intimate medium. The
audience feels more a part of the
"YOU FEEL that the cast is not
acting, but actually living through
a real event, unconscious of the
audience," one graduate student
The actors generally found
arena theater a distinctly new and
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"WE HAD TO TRY very hard
not to drop out of character,"
Shirley Loeblich, who played the
part of Catherine, said. "Though
we had practiced on concentra-
tion, we couldn't help occasion-
ally looking at people in the au-
Edmund Johnston, who acted
the role of Sir Robert Morton,
said it was "the first time I felt
I was actually living a part."
Prof. Hugh Norton of the speech
department, who directed the pro-
t duction, expressed pleasure at the
trueness of the acting. "The per-
formance created a warmth,
naturalness and sympathy that is
a unique product of circle thea-
ter," he said.
'U' Glee Club
v Offers Awards
Every Enrolled Man
o All men enrolled in the Univer-
sity are eligible to receive one of
the three $100 Men's Glee Club
Awards, Phil Morris, '49E, Glee
Club president, revealed.
The awards are granted on the
Grad Writes Play for Weekend
Of Drama, Poetry, Music, Art
A solution to the problem of
late hours for Student women leg-
islators is being worked out be-
tween the SL and Women's Judi-
ciary, according to Associate Dean
of Women Mary C. Bromage.
Dean Bromage said yesterday
that she had conferred with Stu-
dent Legislature officers on May
5 with regards to the problem.
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(THIS WAS BEFORE an edito-
rial in yesterday's Daily asked why
her office had not given the SL
women later permission.)
The difficulty arose out of
SL's request that the women
should have blanket late per-
mission until an unspecified
Women students have raised
questions about it, according to
Dean Bromage. Her office is not
willing to give it to one student
organization without allowing it
for every group.
"THE WOMEN members of the
Student Legislature have not been
to this office to request late per-
mission," Dean Bromage said.
"The Office of the Dean of
Women is not willing to make a
decision for one student organi-
zation which could not in all
fairness be followed for every
She said, however, that an
agreement was reached May 5
that Al Harris, chairman of the
Campus Action Committee should
consult with the Chairman of
Women's Judiciary Council in ad-
vance whenever it appeared that
there was need for an unusually
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"WOMEN'S HOURS have been
set on this campus on the basis of
recommendations from the women
students themselves," she said.
Deal' To Start
The Association of Independent
Men will get its "New Deal"" for
independent men not living in
dorms underway with a picnic at
2:30 p.m. Sunday on the island.
The outing has been arranged to
carry forward AIM's "New Deal"
for independents, to acquaint as
many men as possible with each
other and start a social program
The picnic will include softball
games and a weiner roast, and
AIM is supplying dates for men
who need them.
Tickets are $1.50 a couple, and
may be obtained by calling Bob
Dressel at 2-1531. Dressel will also
arrange a dates if needed.
AIM's "New Deal" for indepeni-
dent men living out of dorms be-
gan early this term and at first
was limited to those living within
a limited geographical area.
SL, WOMEN'S JUDIC CONFER:
Consider Giving SL Coeds Late Hours
TWENTY-SIX PROGRAMS SCHEDULED: '
Tickets for 1949-50 Concerts on Sale
Coeds To Get
Tickets are now on sale for the
1949-50 concert season.
Twenty-six major concerts have
been planned by the. University
Musical Society-10 in the Choral
Union Series, five Extra Concert
series programs, two performances
of the "Messiah," three Chamber
Music Festival concerts and six
May Festival concerts. ,
TICKET ORDERS are being ac-
cepted by the Musical Society at
Burton Tower. The orders will be
filed in sequence of receipt, ac-
cording to Charles A. Sink, direc-
tor of the Musical Society.
For the first time, the Boston
Symphony Orchestra will be
heard in two concerts, one in
the Choral Union series, and one
in the Extra Concert series,
both under the direction
FENCEPOST A TROPHY:
Engineers Eye Cooley Cane
At Annual Tung Oil Banquet
A retired fencepost will be
among the coveted trophies pre-
sented at the 20th annual Tung
Oil banquet of Sigma Rho Tau,
engineering speaking society, to-
The highly-touted piece of wood,
referred to more respectably as the
Cooley cane, is awarded yearly to
the outstanding senior member of
Sigma Rho Tau. It dates back to
the 1880's..* *
IN THOSE DAYS a picket fence
with gate and staggered post pro-
tected the grounds from inquisi-
tive cattle. When the fence was
torn down, Prof. Mortimer E.
Cooley, later dean of the engi-
neering college, procured several
chunks of it.
He had a sturdy cane fashioned
from a particularly fine piece,
and used it often-on his many
speaking tours through the
United States, and while walk-
ing about the campus.
When Dean Cooley was initiated
into Sigma Rho Tau in 1930, he
presented the cane to the society,
which promptly made it an an-
IT TAKES SOME FANCY talk-
ing as well as scholastic excellence
to win the cane, since speaking
ability is strongly emphasized in
choosing the recipient of the
trophy. Its current holder is
Charles Chadwick, Spec.
Another highlight of tomor-
row's banquet will be the award-
ing of the Tung Oil crown.
The crown, emblematic of or-
atorical excellence (to use an or-
atorical phrase), will be awarded
to the faculty member who deliv-
ers the best impromptu speech on
a topic selected by students. Dis-
tractions, products of the en-
gineers' fertile minds, are always
employed to make the teachers'
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THE WINNER . of the contest
will be picked by Prof. Ransom
S. Hawley, chairman of the De-
partment of Mechanical Engineer-
ing. He is a past wearer of the
Main speaker of the evening
will be George Schoonmaker,
city manager of Toledo for nine
years. He will talk on "The En-
gineer in City Government." The
Novelaires, campus vocal group,
will provide intermission music.
The banquet is scheduled for
6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Mich-
igan League. Tickets may be pur-
chased at the League or from any
member of Sigma Rho Tau.
Groups To Plan
'Car Port' Fete
Creation of eight subcommittees
to engineer Ann Arbor's gala cele-
bration at the May 26 unveiling
of the city's $290,000 three-deck
"car port" has been announced.
The "port" is a parking build-
ing located at First and Wash-
Most of Ann Arbors civic and
county organizations will have a
hand in arranging the festivities,
according to Mayor William E.
Brown, Jr., honorary chairman of
In addition, many local busi-
nessmen and private citizens have
offered their services, he said.
The complete list includes:
Seventy-first Annual Choral Un-
ion Series: Artur Rubinstein, pi-
anist, Tuesday, Oct. 4; Vienna
Choir Boys, Oct. 15; Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra, Oct. 23; Cleve-
land Orchestra, Nov. 6; Italo Tajo,
bass, Dec. 16; Rise Stevens, mezzo-
soprano, Dec. 5; Cincinnati Sym-
phopy Orchestra, Jan. 17; Myra
Hess, pianist, Feb. 17; Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra, Feb. 23;
Zino Francescatti, violinist, March
FOURTH ANNUAL Extra Con-
cert Series: Nelson Eddy, bari-
tone, Oct. 9; Boston Symphony
Orchestra, Oct. 25; Tossy Spiva-
kovsky, violinist, Nov. 22; Carroll
Glenn, violinist and Eugene List,
pianist, Jan. 6; Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, March 12.
The Tenth Annual Chamber
Music Festival will feature the
Budapest String Quartet on
January 13 through 15.
Handel's "Messiah," with Choral
Union and Orchestra, Lester Mc-
Coy conducting, will be presented
December 10 and 11.
The Fifty-seventh Annual May
Festival, with the Philadelphia Or-
chestra, will be held May 4, 5, 6
Off to Washington
Dr. Esson M. Gale, director of
International Center, has been
asked by Assistant Secretary of
State George V. Allen to become a
member of the state department's
special Advisory Committee on
Emergency Aid for Chinese Stu-
He will travel to Washington to-
morrow to attend the Committee's
The Committee will aid the state
department in administering the
special ECA fund of $500,000 for
the relief of Chinese students
stranded in the U.S.
The most ambitious preview ever
given will be attempted today by
the Men's Glee Club.
It plans to give every co-ed on
campus a glimpse of the program
to be presented at 8:30 p.m. Sat-
urday at Hill Auditorium by ser-
enading all women's dorms and
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"WE REALIZE that this is an
almost super -human effort,'
Philip Morris, Glee Club president
declared, "but we will keep going
as long as our endurance lasts."
Club members figure it will
take them about three hours to
complete the co-ed round, if
they don't get stalled on the
Earlier this evening, the 43 male
voices will be heard at the pre-
miere performance of "It Happens
Every Spring" honoring University
Vice-President Emeritus Shirley
THEY WILL SING "Great Day",
"Laudes Atque Carnina", and the
Michigan Friar song "Where No
These numbers will also be in-
cluded in Saturday evening's
program which marks the Glee
Club's ninety-first annual con-
Under the direction of Prof.
Philip A. Duey, the Glee Club has
toured the midwest and appeared
at Michigan Night in Detroit, as
well as in concerts all over the
state during this semester.
THE CLUB features three quar-
tets, and the group virtosos will
be highlighted in a "Beauty Pa-
rade" Medley consisting of parts
of 17 all-time popular songs, in-
cluding "Night and Day", "In the
Still of the Night", "Peg O' M:
Heart", and "Sweet Sue". The
medley was arranged by Prof.
A one-act play "Death of a Mi-
notaur", which will be performed
8 p.m. Saturday in University High
School Auditorium, is part of a
weekend of combined arts spon-
sored by the Inter-Arts Union for
Saturday and Sunday.
The exhibition of student sculp-
ture and painting and presenta-
tions of student-written music,
poetry and plays will mark the
first time a college campus has of-
fered a concerted student-exe-
cuted program in combined arts.
"DEATH OF A Minotaur" by
John Cook, Grad, was chosen from
has already had one success with
his play "Hamburgers" which was
produced on a bill of one act plays
The play was adapted from an
A VCDrives To
The campus American Veterans
Committee has launched a drive
to reinstate James Kutcher, leg-
less veteran, who was fired from
his Newark, N.J. Veterans Admin-
istration job because of mem-
bership in the Socialist Workers'
Kutcher was dismissed on the
basis of a presidential order deny-
ing employment to anyone belong-
ing to an organization on the At-
torney General's "subversive list."
AVC Chairman John Sloss said
that campus organizations and
faculty members have been urged
to write protest letters to the VA
in Washington or the President.
Copies of the book have arrived
in time for the movie premiere.
Priced at $2.50
old Greek fable about a half-
man half bull who is "ferocious
but gentle" according to Jim
The play will be directed by
Stroman Robertson who also di-
rected "Sweeney Agonistes" last
semester. Unique sets are being
created by William Allison, '49,
and incidental music has been
composed by Ed Chudacoff, 49SM.
Admittance will be free and tick-
ets are not needed, according to
basis of activities and need of the
applicant. Scholarship is not a
controlling factor, Morris empha-
Applications for the awards,
which are financed by proceeds of
the various Men's Glee Club enter-
prises, may be made by all inter-
ested men by letter through Dean
Rea's office in care of the Men's
Glee Club Award Fund.
The letters should include the
applicants activities, further qual-
ifications and a statement of why
he needs the award. They must be
turned in before 5:00 p.m., May 17.
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