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SCORCHED SKIN' POLICY:
Pale People Quit Hovels To Bathe in Rooftop Sunshine

By HERB ROVNER
Wibh final doldrums and thoughts
cf the coming monsoon pushed
aside, coeds are taking advantage
of King Sol this week atop roofs
of dormitories and sorority houses.
Clad in the latest beach styles,
coeds are sunning themselves and
playing bridge on sun decks, while
their books lie untouched in aban-
doned rooms.
* * *
IF MICHIGAN weather stays
true to form, however, the sun-
shine interval is only the "lull be-
fore the storm" and will be re-
placed by steady rainfall.
Raincoats and boots will be-
come the fashion and bathing
suits, which are briefer than ever
to allow a maximum of sun, wil
again be stored in drawers and
trunks and drawers.
Men, too, were not indifferent to
the shining sun. East and West
Quad men were already crowding
their respective sun decks, anxious
to soak up vitamin-filled sunshine.
* * *
WITH THE WOMEN, however,
the sun was not all"a matter of
health. New pastel spring formals
as well as bathing suits can look
their best only if the wearer has
a deep suntan.
Mosher- Jordan women have
been forced to resort to the Wo-
men's Athletic Building and the
lawns behind their dorm, since
neither house boasts of a sun-
deck.
Women who for the last few
weeks have surreptitiously been
trying to get sun tans on the roof
of the New Women's Dormitory,
were chagrined when told that be-
cause of the lack of railing protec-

-Daily-Alex Lmanlan
SUN WORSHIPERS-Some of the many women who have flocked to dormitory apd sorority house
sun decks for their daily ration of vitamin D are pictured above in appropriate attire. Women
from Stockwell and Helen Newberry enjoy hours of relaxation in the sun on their own sun
porches, but other women are forced to retreat to the Women's Athletic Building or their own
lawns. Activities on deck range from card playing and listening to music via radio or victrola, to
the last minute writing of term papers.
* * * I* * * I * * *

tion, the roof could not be used as
a sun deck.
* * *
HEALTH SERVICE officials sug-
gested that students should be
cautious as to time spent in the

sun each day. Although the ef-
fects of too much sunshine vary
with the individuals, they said,
heat prostration or fainting spells
can frequently result from over-
exposure.

They also warned women to be
careful in their use of sun lamps.
Some women have been badly
burned when they fell asleep
under the lamps, they said.

union Co-op
Is Described
B Reuther
"Once Co-ops bridge the gap
between rural and industrial areas,
the whole character of our demo-
cratic way of life will undergo a
wholesome change," Victor Reu-
ther, UAW educational director
said here yesterday.
Speaking before an afternoon
conference session of the Midwest
Federation of Campus Coopera-
tives, Reuther outlined the de-
velopment of co-ops in UAW locals
throughout the central states.
HE SAID THAT the co-ops have
grown from purely union estab-
lishments selling groceries only on
weekends, into large wholesale
outlets open to the entire com-
munity in several Michigan cities.
"Our sole objective is to get
the highest quality merchandise
at the lowest possible prices for
our people," he said.
Reuther said that eventually
they hope to expand the co-ops
into huge one-stop shopping cen-
ters selling clothing, coal, fuel oil,
gas and electrical appliances, as
well as food products.
* * **
ONCE YOU democratize the co-
op movement back to the process-
ing industries the benefits will be
even more tremendous," he added.
He pointed out that "people are
not easily excited by the ideolog-
ical values of co-ops and they
must be competitive if they are
to succeed."
Housing Bias
(Continued from Page 1)
third major group which finds it-
self a frequent object of discrim-
ination. One landlady whom I
phoned about a room asked if I
were Jewish.
"Not that I have anything
against Jews," she said, "but I
don't think Jews and Christians
should mix."
When I jokingly told her I was
an atheist, she abruptly hung up.
MRS. ESTHER C. Griffin, Ad-
ministrative Assistant in charge
of the off-campus housing section
in the Office of Student Affairs,
said that the Office has no ruling
prohibiting the listing on its bul-
letin board of the rooms of land-
ladies who openly state discrim-
inatory restrictions.
The Office, though, will not
state the restrictions on the
room announcements which it
lists on the bulletin board, she
added. Rooms for Negroes how-
ever, are so indicated on bulle-
tin board announcements.
Asked what action, if any, the
Office of Student Affairs would
take if a student reported that
a landlady whose room was listed
in the Office had openly refused
to rent to him because of his race
or religion, Mrs. Griffin replied
that no complaint of this nature
had ever been received.
Mrs. Griffin said that race or
religion play no part in the ac-
ceptance of residents at Willow
Village, University Terrace, or the
Veterans Housing Project, all un-
der University jurisdiction.

Davies Defends Screen Writing
By JANET WATTS Some of the best screen writing
The run-of-the-mill screen play is not dialogue; it's stage direr-
is better written than the average tis for ial fet," ht e de-
general piece of fiction. toa for visual effect, he de-
That's the opinion of of Valen-
tine Davies, who wrote the movie The idea of turning Shirley
script for "It Happens Every Smith's story into a movie oe-
Spring" now showing here. curred to Davies when he first
* * * Iread the story three years ago
DAVIES, who will return to in the Alumni Quarterly.
Hollywood today after appearing It was the title that attracted
here for the world's first author's me first and then I discovered it
premiere Thursday, thinks that might make a good screen play, so
"screen writing has to be better- I asked Mr. Smith if I could adapt
You can get away with things in it for the screen," Davies related.
prose that you can't in visual
writing." DAVIES GRADUATED from the
"Movie scripters are not given - University in 1927 after an active
enough credit for being fine ; 'acareer as an undergraduate. Dur-
technical writers, They must be ing his junior year he wrote a
because screen scripts have to be tDaily column called "Toasted
precise and graphic," he said ; z Rolls" under the pen name "Sir
There's a big technical differ- V Toby Tiffin." He also wrote the
ence in writing for the screen and script for a Union opera, "Tam-
in writing a novel, according to bourine."
Davies who has done both. He re-'++ During the last war he served
cently turned "It Happens Every as a personnel officer in the Coast
Spring" into book form. Guard. It was during this time
* * * VALENTINE DAVIES that he got the idea for "Miracle
"IN NOVELS you can be subtle, . says script writing is a on 34th Street" for which he won
but screen writing is graphic. fine technical process. an "Oscar" in 1947.
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BEHIND THE SCENES:

Sets for Shakespeare Are
Headaches, Directors Affirm

By PHYLLIS KULICK
It takes more to design sets and
costume a Shakespearean play
than meets the eye, according to
Robert Mellencamp and Emma
Hirsh Mellencamp, husband-wife
art team of "Twelfth Night."
Art Director Mellencamp and
Costumiere Mrs. Mellencamp spent
hours in conference with Director
Valentine Windt so "Twelfth
Night" would be in harmony with
the costumes and settings de-
signed for it.
THE MAJOR PROBLEM con-
fronting the young couple was re-
conciling in design the lyrical
quality of the play with its gusty
Elizabethan humor. Other diffi-
culties were adjusting the cos-
tumes of mourning of many of the
characters to the comedy of
"Twelfth Night" and facilitating
swift changes of scene so the play
would move at a rapid pace.
"Since the action of "Twelfth
Night" is set in Illyria, which is
nowhere, the settings had to be
nebulous and still have some of
the solidity appropriate to the
down-to - earth Shakespearean
comedy," said Mellencamp.
Curved travelers or curtains
enable one scene to end with a
curtain closing on it as another
curtain opens simultaneously to
reveal the following scene.

COSTUMING A PLAY takes "as
long as you have before it opens,
whether it be one week or four"
according to Mrs. Mellencamp. In
this case, it took two weeks to
create 35 costumes, a dozen pair
of period boots, hats and acces-
sories.
Revealing one of the tricks of
the trade, Mrs. Mellencamp said
that a quick change is accom-
plished by sewing together all the
individual portions of the dress
and inserting a zipper down the
back of the garment.
ROTC To Honor
Grads Tomorrow
Graduation exercises for the sen-
ior ROTC class will be held at
7 p.m. tomorrow at South Ferry
Field.
The exercises will be one of two
top ROTC events of the year. The
other, the annual inspection, will
be held May 23.
President Alexander G. Ruthven
will present commissions to 30
graduates. Other outstanding ca-
dets will be awarded.
After the exercises the graduates
and decorated trainees will review
the cadet regiment led by the
ROTC band.

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