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PAGE EIGHT

T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4,

SP1R~Cfl PR1)11CT:
One-Act Play Bill To Be
Presented Tomorrow

COLLEGE ROUNDUP:
Police Smile on U. of Colorado Fisticuffs

. .

The semester's first bill of four
one-act plays will be presented
by the speech department at 8
p.m. Tuesday in Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
A regular department project,
the popular plays are directed and
staged by students in the advanced
courses in the theatre.
* * *
INCLUDED ON the bill is
"Where the Cross Is Made," one
of Eugene O'Neill's tragedies of
the sea. Ted Heusel, Grad., will
Faculty Men
Will Discuss
JohnDewey
The education theories of philo-
sopher John Dewey will be discuss-
ed by three members of the Uni-
versity faculty at 8 p.m. Tuesday
in Rm. 3D of the Union.
Taking "John Dewey and His
Critics" as their topic, the panel
will set forth the philosopher's
views on progressive education and
the counter-views of the "essen-
tialists" or conservatives.
THE MEETING is being spon-
sored by the local chapter of the
American Federation of Teach-
ers.
Prof. Claude Eggertsen of the
School of Education will act as
moderator.
The other two members of the
panel will be Ray E. Kehoe of the
University High School and Mich-
ael Chiappetta, from the education
school, according to- A. K. Stev-
ens, chapter chairman.
Following the presentation of
the subject by the panel members,
the audience will be invited to en-
ter the discussion.
CIO Leader
To Talk_ Here
August Scholle, president of the
state CIO and state chairman of
the CIO political action commit-
tee, will speak on labor's role in
politics at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kel-
logg Auditorium.
Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion is sponsoring Scholle's campus
appearance. He will attend a cof-
fee hour at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at
the Union and later a dinner at
the Union.

direct the play. Heusel has recent-
ly appeared in "Abe Lincoln in
Illinois," "Glass Menagerie" and
"Family Portrait."
"She Was No Lady" by St.
John G. Ervine is also scheduled
on the bill. The play concerns
a middle-aged, wealthy member
of parliament who is worried be-
cause his wife has been absent
from the house twice a week
without offering logical expla-
nation.
Directing the play will be Wil-
liam Taylor, who has taken recent
roles in "On Borrowed Time,"
"Life with Father" and "Servant
of Two Masters."
* * * .
A THIRD PLAYton the bill is
"The Home for the Friendly."
Written by Florence Kiper Frank,
this farce-comedy treats the hum-
orous situation of a "home" for
over-friendly people. The director
is Lloyd Kaiser, '50, who has play-
ed in "Abe Lincoln in Illinois."
Padraic Pearse's "The Singer"
will also be presented. An Irish
tragedy, the play tells the story
of a man who arouses the peo-
ple against tyranny and dogma
and finally sacrifices his life to
this cause.
The director, Arthur Flemings,
Grad., appeared in "The White
Steed" and has also directed sev-
eral Choral Reading Groups in
campus performances.
Tickets for the one-acts will be
on sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow and until 8 p.m. Tuesday
at the Lydia Mendelssohn box of-
fice.
Winfield Lands
American Aid
To Chinese
(Continued from Page 1)
that the Communists are going to
rule China for a while must be ac-
cepted, but we can check its spread
to the rest of the Far East."
'By keeping alive American
contact with China, which can
be achieved through U.S. sup-
port' of Chinese students in
America, we can someday look
forward to democracy's triumph
in that country."
Winfield is now the promotion
secretary for the United Board for
Christian Colleges in China and
has written a book entitled
"China, the Land and the People."

By DAVE THOMAS
Out in the wild and woolly West,
the tradition of the good old
knock-down, drag-out fight lives
on.
Of late such activity, as a form
of legitimate student diversion, has
fallen into disrepute at mid-West-
ern and Eastern college campuses.
BUT ITS POPULARITY seems
to be undiminished at the rugged
frontier metropolis of Boulder,
Colorado, where a monster student
riot drew only smiles of approba-
tion from the local constabulary
last weekend.
An estimated, 400-odd students
and players took part in the fra-
cas which strained athletic re-
lations between the University of

Colorado and Colorado A&M to
the proverbial breaking point.
Only a few of the participants
required so much as casual first
aid, however, perhaps attesting to
the diligence of the campus police
and sheriff's deputies who inter-
vened only to prevent the use of
weapons other than fists.
* 'I' *
WHEN CHAFFED by the local
citizenry because of their hesi-
tancy, rueful gendarmes explain-
ed that there were too few of them
on the scene to stop the entire
scrap and so they merely stood by
in a supervisory capacity while
the students rioted happily until
dusk.
Hard feelings over the affair
were quickly dispelled as the

Current Failure Causes
Odd Doings in Rad ford

-Dai1y-Herb Harringtoni
IMPROMPTU SHOW-Visiting high school teachers attending a speech department radio clinic
yesterday are shown enacting an on-the-spot radio play in the newly remodeled Angell Hall radio
studios. Coached by Prof. Garnet Garrison, director of the clinic, the teachers received a practical
idea of the problems involved in turning out a radio broadcast.
* * * *

dean of one of the schools mum-
bled something about an objec-
tive chat between the adminis-
tration of the institutions Involv-
ed, adding enthusiastically, "I'm
looking forward to next year."'
Ohio State University is con-
ducting an extensive campaign to
raise $35,000 to send its band to
the Rose Bowl along with the foot-
ball team come January 1. Over
60,000 letters have been mailed to
alumni around the country. Ap-
parently the OSU crowd hasn't
been able to dig up nice generous
"angel" as the Michigan touters
did two years ago in the person of
a large automotive firm.
* * *
FROM THE University of Min-
nesota comes word that the good-
night kiss is here to stay. Many
have already suspected as much
but at last an official confirma-
tion has been issued by a YWCA
"Fun and Facts" date panel.
The panel cautioned, however,
that kissing on the first date
may put "too much emphasis on
the physical relationship."
A tradition has been shattered
at Harvard where campus boosters
were saddened last week by the
revelation that the University does
not possess the only trapezoidal
dining hall in America.
* * *
A GANG OF surveyors employed
by the Leverett House Civic Im-
provement Society discovered that
the hall was trapeziform in shape
rather than trapezoidal.
"Trapezoidal means like a trape-
zoid, or two sides parallel," ex-
plained a disillusioned spokesman.
"The hall was discovered to be
trapeziform, meaning that none of
the sides are parallel."
"In other words the whole room
is a confused mess," he wailed.
"The only normal thing about it
is that the floor is parallel to them
ceiling and we're not exactly sure
of that."

DEPARTMENT PROJECT:
Speech Group To. Present
One-Act Plays Tuesday

Visiting high school teachers'1
took a peek behind the scenes att
the newly remodeled Angell Hallt
radio studios and starred in an on-
the-spot radio play yesterday at a
speech department radio clinic.1
Highlighting the clinic was at
presentation of 0. Henry's "A1
Lickpenny Lover," the story of a
department store romance, per-1
formed by the visiting teachers
under the direction of Garnet Gar-
rison, director of the clinic.
* * *
IN A DEMONSTRATION of just
what goes into a University radio
production, the teachers were audi-
tioned and rehearsed for the re-
corded presentation.t
Each of them will be sent ac
recording of the production.t
Participation by the teachersi
in the impromptu sketch shouldi
give them a practical idea of the
problems that both they and their,

pupils encounter in the course of
turning out a radio broadcast, ac-
cording to Prof. Garrison.
DEMONSTRATIONS of three
regular student programs, Journal
of the Air, Red Feather of the
Air and Down Story Book Lane
were reviewed and discussed in
light of the type, technique and
value of high school productions.
The important part that audi-
tioning plays in any radio pro-
duction was discussed by Merrill
McClatchey of the speech de-
partment.
Outlining the procedure used at
the Angell Hall studios, McClat-
chey said that auditioning is held
once at the beginning of each se-
mester using standard dramatic
material. Radio classes are on con-
stant watch for new or improved
talent, he added.

Attorneys Will
Talk Here on
Law Practice
Four Michigan attorneys will
discuss problems of entering the
practice of law at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
in Rm. 100, Hutchins Hall.
Washtenaw County Prosecutor,
Douglas K. Reading will outline
problems and opportunities of a
prosecuting attorney, while the
starting of a private lawdpractice
in a small city will be described
by Theodore Van Dellen, of Al-
bion.
Paul Trigg, of Detroit, will dis-
cuss practice with a large firm in
a big city and Alfred W. Hewitt,
of Grand Rapids, will outline law
practice in a middle-sized city.

There were dark doings in Rad-
ford, Va., yesterday, according to
the Associated Press.
A fire burned a wall in the fire
department.
Officials of the First and Mer-
chants Bank had to get a short
term loan from the People's Bank
of Radford so they could begin
operations.
* *,*
THREE textile plants couldn't
work on their textiles.
The Radford News Journal de-
cided to forego its regular Satur-
day edition, then reconsidered and
published an abbreviated edition
in late afternoon.
The whole trouble was no elec-
tricity in part of the city. A car,
by snapping off a power pole,
did the job at 2:35 a.m.
It caused a short circuit in the
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fire department switchboard. That
started the fire there.
* * *
THE FIRST and Merchants
Bank had plenty of money. But it
was locked in an electric time lock
vault. The vault wouldn't yield so
the First and Merchants restocked
temporarily from the People's
Bank.
Just the simple matter of lack
of current delayed operations at
the newspaper, hundreds of
homes and the three industrial
plants.
A side issue was the plight of
dozens of dance-bound girls at
Radford College. They had sent
their evening gowns to a cleaner
who promised return of same in
time for a dance at Virginia Tech
last night. The cleaner got caught
in the electric famine.
Electricity came back on at 1:40
p.m.

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may be powered by gas turbine
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be powered by atomic energy, it
is quite likely to have under its
hood a small, simple and ex-
tremely economical gas turbine,"
Christopher said in a recent maga-
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Although two English automo-
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ful utilization of the turbines,
this is the first statement by an
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