THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Series Total 27
Concerts in Year
With Helen Traubel and Lauritz
Melchior leading off the University
Concert Series the musical scene
in Ann Arbor will be bright this
Helen Traubel, Wagnerian so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera
Company will open the annual
Choral Union Series Oct. 5, accord-
ing to Charles A. Sink, University
Musical Society President. The
Boston Symphony Orchestra under
the bato nof Charles Munch will
continue the series Oct. 22.
The Cleveland Orchestra, con-
ducted by George Szell will be
heard Nov. 5.
The English pianist Solomon
will make his Ann Arbor debut
. Nov. 20, after inspiring critics to
write rave reviews in New York
Bringing the high culture of
Finland direct to the University,
and coming just in time to wit-
ness Thanksgiving, the Polytechnic
Chorus of Finland made up of 60
male voices will appear Nov. 28,
conducted by Ossi Elokas.
Another first Ann Arbor ap-
Pearance will be Sir Thomas
Beecham and the Royal Phil-
harmonic Orchestra of London,
on Dec. 3.
The orchestra is making a lim-
ited national tour, presenting con-
certs in New York and a limited
number of the principal music
centers of the East and Middle
THE SERIES will resume after
the holidays with a full recital by
Erica Morini, Jan. 11. Vladimir
Horowitz, nimble keyboard artist,
will be heard Jan. 19.
The Chicago Symphony will
introduce its new conductor, Ra-
fael Kubelik, to Ann Arbor
March 4. Kubelik is the son of
the Czech violinist, Jan Kubelik.
The Choral Union Series will
close with a recital by Jascha
Heifitz, violinist-extraordinary, on
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LAURITZ MELCHIOR will in-
augurate the Extra Concert Series
--'half the number at half the
price'-in a program of operatic
arias and songs Oct. 10. This con-
cert will be followed by the Boston
Symphony's second appearance on
9gt. 25 in a program completely
different than the Choral Union
Myra Hess, well-known pianist
who was prevented from fulfill-
ing her engagement here last
season by illness, will be heard
on Nov. 14.
The ever-popular Don Cossack
Chorus with Serge Jaroff conduct-
ing will perform Jan. 15. The
chorus was organized from the
Russian Imperial Army during the
first World War.
The series will close with th?
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's
fourth consecutive performance
conducted by Thor Johnson, Feb.
20.* * *
OTHER UNIVERSITY musical
traditions are the two Christmas
performances of Handels "Mes-
siah" Dec. 9 and 10. Lester McCoy
will conduct the Choral Union of
310. voices, the University Musical
Society Orchestra and Mary Stub-
lins with Nancy Carr, soprano;
Eunice Alberts, contralto; David
Lloyd, tenor; and a repeat per-
formance by Oscar Natzka, bass.
The eleventh Chamber Music
Festival will feature the Buda-
pest String Quartet in three pro-
grams, Feb. 16, 17, and 18.
The Philadelphia Orchestra,
with Eugene Ormandy and Alex-
ander Hilsberg conducting will
participate in all six May Festival
concerts to be held May 3, 4, 5,
"Getting Gertie's Garter," "Lit-
tle Miss Bluebeard," "Fair and
Warmer," and other farces written
by Avery Hopwood helped would-
be writers at the University gain
a financial start.
Hopwood, a 1905 graduate, was
a millionaire playwright at the
time of his death in 1928, when he
willed $551,069.78 for prizes in the
annual Hopwood writing contests.
PRIZES ARE awarded in four
fields of writing: drama, poetry,
essay, and fiction.
There has been since 1932
a special competition for fresh-
men. thniiph t.he onfinalu awards
Shortcut to Anywhere on Campus
Free to Student
Basketball, Other Sports Admissko
Charges Paid for by Tuition Fees
Tickets to Michigan home football games will be given av
"free" to students beginning Monday, Sept. 25, in Barbour Gymr
The price of the pasteboards actually is included in the tuit
fee, which also covers such items as Union or League members
and Health Service privileges.
THE VALUE of the ticket increases with the length of time
recipient has been in the University. As before, those with the n
semesters in residence will be nearest th 50-yard lin. Freshmen sit
the end zone.
Students can pick up their tickets any time from Monday
until Friday the day before the football opener here agains
Michigan State. Each student must pick up his own ticket. Th
tickets are for the whole season, and must be picked up the weel
following registration week.
In order to receive it, he must present a cashier's receipt at
student football ticket window int * * *
Barbour Gym. The cashier's re-
ceipt is coupon number 6 on the
"railroad - ticket" registration
GROUP SEATING will be al-
lowed under the system agreed
upon last year by the Student
Legislature and the Board in Con-
trol of Intercollegiate Athletics:
Those who want to sit together in
the stadium must present their
cashier's receipts together at the
Each student must pick up his
All members of the group will
then sit in the section where the
one with the least semesters in
residence sits. Seniors who wish
to sit with freshmen forfeit their
chances of sitting on the 50-yard
line; they must sit in the end zone.
IN COUNTING semesters in
in residence, two summer sessions
are equivalent to one regular se-
Returning students must bring
transcripts to registration so that
the number of semesters they've
been in residence can be certified.
FOR OTHER athletic events,
different systems are followed.
Most of them involve only the stu-
dent's flashing a University iden-
tification card at the gate.
Catering to an audience numer-
ically equal to the regular student
body, and with the whole state as
its campus, the University Exten-
sion Service takes education to the
EXTENSION SERVICE brought
courses to 21,000 last year. It sent
out 397 faculty and student teach-
ers who lectured in most of Michi-
gan's 87 counties.
The courses offered by the Ex-
tension Service range from art
to zoology. A total of 452 courses
is offered; full college credit is
given for 253 of them.
Courses given in Ann Arbor are
open to students in the University,
though they are of the non-credit
type designed primarily for older
people. Those who are interested
should get in touch with the Ex-
tension Service in the Administra-
FOUNDED IN 1911, the Exten-
sion Service has grown with the
Interest in adult education is
increasing, according to director
Everett J. Soop, and, this growth
is expected to continue.
Courses offered by the Extension
Service are taught by the regular
faculty or by persons approved by
the University teaching depart-
In Glee Clubs,
Musically-minded students have
numerous opportunities on the
campus to indulge their avocation
- including some half-dozen stu-
dent choral groups.
The Men's and Women's Glee
Clubs, the Arts Chorale, and the
University Choir - in addition to
the famed Choral Union - give
concerts during the year.
S E W r on
All Work s
No Play? --?
Not in AA
As a University town of so
43,000 population, Ann Arbor c
fers unexampled ehtertainme
opportunities- ranging from t
plebeian to the esoteric.
For the most reliable enterta
ment, there are six movie theati
showing every weekend.
IN ADDITION to the two ca
pus theatres, which run curre
hits, there is the Student Legis]
ture's Cinema Guild, which sr
cializes in foreign movies and b
vivals of real artistic value
though it operates only on wee
Downtown, two theatres pr
vide a steady diet of last-ra
films, with a revival every no
and then or a class A pictu
several months late. The advar
tage here is lower prices. ,
Also downtown is a small wee
ends-only theatre which brings e
cellent foreign movies and reviva
Such films as Laurence Olivie
productions of Shakespeare a
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DRAMA FLOURISHES throug
out the year. There are the spee
department's student play prodt
tions in the winter. There is t
Ann Arbor Drama Season, t
and June, bringing Broadway st
to act in plays that have been h
And there are various studer
productions - the Junior Girl
Play, the all-male Union Oper:
the Theatre Guild plays, ti
Student Players productions, ti
women's Soph Cabaret, Gilbe
and Sullivan operas, and dram'
sponsored by the Inter-Arts Ur
Together, they manage to 't
sure that there's a play prac
cally every week.
MUSIC IN Ann Arbor is accoi
ed a top spot in most people's e
Besides the series of concer
presented by the University Au
sical Society - including t
Choral Union Series, the Ext
Concert Series, the Messiah co
certs, the Chamber Music Fest
val and the May Festival--the]
are frequent recitals by membe
of the music school facult
which includes a notable e
semble, the Stanley Quartet.
Students make a lot of ms
too. There are numerous cho
groups, operating both for cor
credit and for fun. Students inrl
music school give recitals in od
to meet their degree requiremer
And in March, the Inter-Arts t
ion puts on the Student Arts Fe
tival, a three-day gala event whi
takes in all student artistic wo
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LECTURES COME with s
frequency that attending them.
would be practically a full-ti
In addition to departmental e
tures and University lectures
which are free - there is the Oi
torical Association's lecture seri
bringing w e 11 - known speak
from all over the country a
SOCIAL LIFE is vigorous exc
during exam periods. Highlight
the year, traditionally, is the
Hop formal dance, a two-day shi
dig between semesters.
In addition, for those who 1:
to stroll among the shrubbe
there is the University-owned A
boretum, some hundreds of ac:
of wooded hills.
Brush Up Foreign
THE ALREADY WELL-WORN SIDEWALK BETWEEN THE LIBRARY AND THE PHYSICS BUILDING, LOOKING TOWARD THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES BUILDING.
Aids All GI's
The Veterans' Service Bureau,
located in the basement of the
Administration Building, operates
for the benefit of veterans at the
The Bureau has information on
admission procedure, registration,
and University activities.
APPLICATIONS for subsistence
allowances are handled by the
Bureau. Information about occu-
pational guidance may be obtain-
The Bureau will also direct
veterans to proper authorities for
housing, employment, .notariza-
tion, medical care, and legal ad-
Dean Walter's Office Serves Students
Headquarters for University
students is the Office of Student
Affairs, on. the ground floor of
the Administration Building.
Presided over by Dean of Stu-
dents Erich A. Walter, it is the
central office of many student
activities, including the Student
Legislature, as well as the source
of various directives regulating
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THE OFFICE IS CROWDED
throughout the day with students
who are requesting eligibility
cards for extra-curricular activi-
ties, getting automobile permits,
checking the social calendar, look-
ing for vacancies in rooming
houses, or maybe reviewing the
account of one of the many stu-
students on campus.
personal record card for each
The post of dean of students
was formed by the Board of Re-
gents in 1921. This was the first
job of this kind in the country.
THE DUTY OF THE dean of
students is to be "friend, counse-
lor and guide to the student body
with general oversight of its wel-
fare and its activities."
As a result, the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs has become catch-
all for the entire University.,
Even mail clerks who find them-
selves with letters they don't know
what to do with drop them off
at the office.
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IN ITS YEARS of existence the
post of dean of students has ac-
membership in the University Sen-
ate, Council, Conference of Deans,
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications, Board of Directors of
the Union, Board of Governors of
Residence Halls, and many more.
Back in 1921, the dean's office
was one small room with two
desks in it - one for himself and
one for his secretary.
As the office gathered more and
more jobs, it began nibbling rooms
away from the Registrar's Office
until last year when it moved into
its own office in the new Admin-
Before becoming Dean of Stu-
dents in 1947, Dean Walter had
served as faculty member in the
English department, assistant
dean, and later associate dean of
the College of Literature, Science
and the Arts.
Sold in Union
Operated by Students.
Students can buy and sell used
textbooks at the Student Book
Exchange - and pick their prices.
The Student Book Exchange is
set up in the Union and operated
as a non-profit organization at the
beginning of each semester by
the Inter-Fraternity Council.
THE EXCHANGE will put a
student's book up for sale at the
price he sets. If another student'
buys it, he gets the money - less
a 10 per cent fee for the Ex-
change's overhead. He is then
paid by check.
If the book doesn't sell, the
student may claim it after the
Exchange closes for the semes-
Or he can let the Exchange sell
it to one of the local bookstores.
THE STUDENT Book Exchange
personal record card for each cumulated the jobs of ex-officio
LOOKING BACKWARD -
University Experiences Eventful Year
Sept. 27. 1949-50 enrollment men quizzed equally divided over
shattered all records, totaling 20,- the merits of the style.
618, with a ratio of three men to Oct. 7. Students donated 265
every woman. tickets for the Army game to dis-
Sept. 30. Ground was broken for abled veterans.
, Oct. 9. Army defeated Michigan,
Ann Aa s new 500-bed Veterans21-7, blasting a 25-game winning
Oct. 1. Michigan extended its Oct. 10. "Tug Week," a project
football victory streak to 25 games, of the Student Legislature to re-
beating Stanford 27-7. vive school spirit and the old
River; defeating the sophomore.,
in the two out of three tug-of-war
Oct. 15. Northwestern handed
Michigan its second straight de-
Oct. 19. Lured by prospects of
winning handsome prizes, mem-
bers of some 90 campus house
groups sloshed paint and pounded
nails for their homecoming dis-
.,zmrnrrnif~p nn rl tunr-ninatinn 1-r,
O13 G l_ r ~ 41 1 0 f ti !!i; 1, LL l!V
recommended that IFC actively ast semeser did around $4,000
u y - wrtof Ss Most of the
UPPOJf UlseJ UlCtm 111i>L' 1 ± 10 1
stitutions which restrict member-
ship on the basis of race, color,s
Nov. 5. Michigan defeated Pur-
Nov. 10. Student participation
in the improvement of the liter-
ary college curriculum was sug-
toxts that are needed for under-
graduate work are available there
during registration week.
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