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THE MICTIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1949

NO GRASS SKIRTS:
Americans Manufacture
False Myths of Hawaii

Initial Speech PlayWill Open TodayI

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By EVA SIMON
Hawaii may mean grass skirts
and primitive natives to many
Americans, but the large popula-
tion centers there are just as
modern as nany American cities,
according to Clarence Yee, 'SOP,'
vice-president of the Hawaii Club.
Acquainting University students
with Hawaii is one of the main
purposes of the Hawaii Club.
* * *
"WE FEEL THAT if more peo-
ple can get to know what Ha-
waiians are really like, it will be
easier to gain support for Ha-
waii's bid for statehood," Yee ex-
plained.
Talented club members have
Eklund Will
SpeakTodayr
John M. Eklund, national presi-
dent of the American Federation
of Teachers will speak at a meet-
ing of the local chapter at 8 p.m.
today in Rm. 3G of the Union.
Mr. Eklund who is currently
Education Adviser to the Veterans
Administration will talk on the
subject, "Teachers Speak for
Themselves." The meeting is open
to the public.
He is expected to outline the
philosophy of his organization as
the representative of the rank and
flle 'classroom teachers, as dis-
tinct from administrators and su-
pervisory personnel.
Dean Woodburne
Will Speak Today
Associate Dean Lloyd S. Wood-
burne of the literary college will
speak on "The Selection, Promo-
tion, and Appraisal of the College
Teacher" at 7 p.m. today in Rm.
110 of the General Library.
The lecture will be delivered at
a meeting of a graduate seminar
in higher education, but all in-
terested persons are invited to at-
tend.,

demonstrated the. colorful hula
dances and. Hawaiian songs for
various campus groups. They
provided entertainment for sev-
eral League dances last year and
perfdrmed in the annual May
Day Festival presented by the
International Center.
The Hawaii Club was organized
two years ago by Bill Miller, '49,
who became interested in Hawaii
when he was stationed there dur-
ing the war.
* * *
STARTING with 30 members,
the club now has a roll call of
more than 100. Any University
student may join.
Male club members complain
that they have been hit harder
than other groups by the Uni-
versity's woman shortage. The
ratio of the Hawaii club is 12
to 1, according to Yee.
The club has its own orientation
program for incoming Hawaiians.
It also publishes The Hawaii-Ann,
a bi-weekly newspaper.
* * *
HIGHLIGHT of the club's so-
cial activities are the dinners at
which members recapture a touch
of home life with their favorite
Hawaiian dishes.
For their biggest affair, a
Christmas dinner, a "luau," or
Hawaiian feast is being planed.
This consists, of a pig surround-
ed by ti leaves and yams, and
roasted in an oven of huge heat-
ed rocks called an "imu."
The Hawaii Club, however, will
moderate the traditional proce-
dure slightly. It will cook the
"luau" in a pressure cooker.
Psychology Club
The Undergraduate Psychology
Club will meet at 8:15 p.m. today
in the Russian Tea Room of the
League.
The discussion will be directed
by Prof. William C. Morse, director
of the University Fresh Air Camp.

"Servant of Two Masters," first.
speech department play of the fall
season will open its four day run
at 8 p.m. today at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Written by Carlo Goldoni, 18th
century Italian playwright, the
play is a farce in the Commedia
dell' Arte manner.
* * *
THE SPEECH DEPARTMENT
plans to follow the traditions of
Commedia dell' Arte as closely as
possible. All the actors will appear
in masks and no use will be made
of a curtain throughout the play.
"Servant of Two Masters" re-
volvesraround the character of
Truffaldino, who hires himself
out to two masters simultane-
ously. Comic situations arise
when he confuses the orders, let-
ters, and money of one master
with those of the other.
Stan Challis will play the role
of Truffaldino. Margaret Pell is
cast as Beatrice, one of the mas-
ters, and Dick Rifenberg as Flor-
indo, the other. Beatrice and Flor-
indo are the romantic leads of the
play.
* * *
OTHER PARTS will be taken
by Betty Lou Robinson, Allan Ba..
ter; Betty Ellis, James Reason,
James White, Irving Deutsch, Wil-
liam Taylor, John Waller, William
Mackenzie and Albert Johnson.
The five stage hands who
move scenery between acts will
be played, by Arthur Nevins,
Lloyd Van Valkenburgh, Robert
Mulford, Francis Benesh, and
John Mills.

Speech Club
Begins Work
In Dramatics
Speech Workshop will hold its
initial meeting at 4 p.m. today in
Rm. 4203 Angell Hall.
A recording of Judith Anderson's
Medea will be played, followed by
a group discussion.
* * *
SPEECH WORKSHOP was
started this year through the ef-
forts of Prof. G. E. Densmore,
chairman of the speech depart-
ment.
Prof. Densmore felt the need
to give speech students not in
the department's dramatic pro-
ductions a chance to have con-
tact with work in dramatics.
The Workshop will attempt such
projects as giving readings of new
Broadway plays, playing record-
ings of Shakespeare and delivering
talks. The gorup may also expe-
riment with a verse choir, Dens-
more said.
ALL WORKSHOP programs
will be unrehearsed. No props or
make-up will be used.
It will meet every Wednesday at
4 p.m. excepting those weeks when
a speech assembly has been sched-
uled.

Sensitivity of earthquake detec-
tion by the University seismo-
graph station is being increased
by the modernization and addi-
tion of new equipment, according
to Prof. James T. Wilson of the
geology department.
The first of three seismo-rap:;s
which records north and south
earth tremors, has been put into
operation in a new seismograph
station building in the courtyard
of the Natural Science Building.
THE SECOND seismograph,
which will record east and west
tremors, will be completed next
month, and a third instrument
will be installed next year to re-
cord vertical earth movements.
Of the 75 stations in North
America the University seismo-
graph station, which was estab-

NEW ADDITIONS:
'U' Seismographs Increase
QuakeDetection Sensitivity

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lished in 1909, Is still the only
one in- the state, Prof. Wilson
said.
With some parts from the old
instruments being used in the new
recorders, the basic design of the
instruments are the same. The
means of making: the actual re-
cordo . of earth shocks, however,
has been improved, and will in-
crease sensitivity about ten times,
Prof. Wilson said.
A SMALL CONSTANT spot of
light is reflected by mirrors onto
photographic paper which is at-
tached to a revolving drum. Shock
waves from earthquakes are re-
layed through the earth and cause
the delicately suspended mirror to
move, recording the tremor on the
photographic paper.

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IT'S MY 1TURN--TRUFFALDINO gapes as his two masters claim
his sevices. His sweeheart smirks behind him. This comic
situation will be presented in "Servant of Two Masters" which
opens at 8 13,3n. today in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Left to
right are Margaret Veil, Betty Lou Robinson, Stan Challis, and
Dick Rifenburg.
* * * *

Prof. William P. Halstead of
the speech department is directing
the play. Assistant to the director
is John Sargent and stage man-
ager is Ann Husselman.
* * *
SETS FOR the production have

been designed by Jack Bender and
costumes by Barbara Hame, both
of the speech department.

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'50BAd; Gerald Diekema, '50A;
Walter Evich, '50SM; Harry Fei-
nauer, '50E; William Frakes, '50E;
John Hallinan, '50F&C; Jerome
Hoheisel, '50E; and Donald How-
ell, '50.
The list continues with Donald
Johnson, '50E; Albert McDonald,
'51E; John McGee '50E; Patrick
McHugh, '50E; Robert Mazade,
'50; Harold Metcalf, '50E; (Mr.)
Jean Miller, '50A; Alton Noble,
150BAd; Richard Prince, '50A; Al-
Today's
Programs
MYSTERY-9 p.m. Boris Kar-
loff--WHRV. 9:30 p.m. The
Croupier--WHRV.
MUSIC--8:15 p.m. Music Mas-
terworks-WPAG. 9:30 p.m.
Bing Crosby-WJR.
FORUMS-11:30 p.m. Herald
Tribune Forum: Madame
Pandit "Asia Awake-WWJ.
10:30 p.m. Pandit Nehru will
speak at a dinner of the Chi-
cago Council of Foreign Re-
lations--WJR.

fred Reimer, '51; Richard Ruddell,
'50Ed; Marjorie Ryan, '50, and
Prentice Ryan, '5OEd.
Otler winners are: Paul Scott,
'51F&C; Willis Service, Jr., '50E;
Richard Shanks, '50; Harold Sher-
man, '50E; Harry Snyder, '50;
Melburn Spaulding, '51E; James
Sullivan, '50; Frederick Truesdell,
'50SM; Theodore Veenstra, Jr.,
'51BAd; Robert White, '50A; and
Edwin Arnett '50F&C.

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