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Authors Have Dual Roles in Triple Bill
4> *~

Schaadt Appointed New
Manager of Dormitories
* * *

There's a student rehearsing
over in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre these nights who at times
doesn't know whether he's coming
or going.
This potential schizophrenic is
Jim Gregory, '51, whose "Final Re-
turns" is one of three plays which
will be presented in a Speech De-
partment sponsored bill of one acts
tomorroiv and Friday nights.,
GREGORY'S difficulty comes
from the fact that he is playing
one of the major parts in his play
-a possibility he didn't foresee
when he wrote "Final Returns' in
Prof. Kenneth Rowe's one-act
playwrighting course last semester.
"Sometimes, when a line
sounds wrong," Gregory said
with a puzzled tone, "I don't
know whether it's I, the play-
wright, who went wrong, or I,
the actor, who's going wrong.
Did I write the line wrong, or
am I saying it wrong?"
In contrast to Gregory was Al
Nadeau, Grad., who also will have
a one-act on Mendelssohn boards
Thursdy and Friday. Though
Nadean ualso has a dual role in
the mounting of his play-he is
directing it-he was, he said suc-
cinctly, "calmly confident."

Leonard Schaadt, former assist-
ant to the business manager of
Residence Halls, will move up to
the position of manager on
March 1.
His appointment was made
known by Francis C. Shiel, the
new manager of Service Enter-
prises and former business mana-
ger of Residence Halls.
Schaadt's old position will be
filled by Gilbert P. Lutz, who is
a principal clerk in the Food
Service. He has been with the
University since December of
Schaadt was made assistant
business manager of Residence
Halls in 1943. Before he came
to Ann Arbor, Schaadt worked for
the General Electric Supply Cor-
poration in Los Angeles as pur-
chasing agent and in the account-
ing department from 1929 to 1941.
He then moved to the Los Angeles
branch of the Solar Corporation
for two years where he was in
charge of production.
Schaadt w e n t to California

'U' Choir To
Give Concert
The 150 voices of the University
Choir will be raised in an all Latin
concert at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow in
Hill Auditorium as the group pre-
sents its first program of the
Under the direction of Prof.
Maynard Klein, the choir will be
accompanied ,by George Exon,
Opening the concert will be
"Christus factus est" (Christ was
made obedient even unto death)
by Sartori (cir. 1700). This will
be followed by "Caligaverunt oculi
mei" (Then were my eyelids veiled
with darkness) by Victoria (1540-
The Russian-styled "Jushua" by
Moussorgsky will ,be presented
next as a first performance in Ann
Arbor, featuring mezzo-soprano
Gloria Geonan, Grad. and bari-
tone David Murry, Grad.
After intermission the choir
will sing excerpts from "Requiem"
by Brahms with soprano Rose
Marie Jun, Grad.

Petitions for seven open posts on
the fBusiness Administration Coun-
cil, the newest arm of student gov-
ernment, will .be available until,
noon tomorrow council officers an-
nounced yesterday.
All candidates for bachelor and
master degrees in business admini-
stration are eligible to run in the
election, which will be held Mon-
day and Tuesday. Twenty-five
signatures are necessary for nomi-
nation. Petitions can be obtained
in Rm. 150 of BusAd Bldg.
THE COUNCIL was founded on
September 28, 1948 "to formulate
and voice student opinion and to
manage student functions."
It has operated similarly to
the Student Legislature, the all-
campus student government.
And it has shown results. Among
the accomplishments of the coun-
cil, are a falculty-rating program,
regular coffee hours, expanding
the range of BusAd courses, ad-
vanced scheduling of courses, pro-
motion of a student expert ad-
visory program, sponsorship of The

Petitions Now Available for
Positions on BusAd Council

Monroe Street Journal, a student
newspaper, and the settlement o
small issues arising between stu-
dents and faculty.
THE COUNCIL consists of 10
members who serve for one year.
Staggered elections provide for an
election every semester.

Aside from the accomplish-
ments of the l Council, many
other ideas are currently being


... Confused
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--.aily-Roger Reinke
. Confident
* , * ,

"I'm not worried about a thing,"Qnot a usual thing in the present-

he continued. "Everything's going
to be all right."
THE CONSENSUS of the stu-
dent thespians working on the
one-act bill- seemed to be that
Nadeau could well feel secure, that
his job was much easier than
Playwright-directors - though

History Department Praises
Text Banned at NY College

A history textbook used on this
campus was dropped last week at
a New York college after three
Negro students complained that
it was "offensive to their race."*
The book, volume I of "The
Growth of the American Repub-
lic," is used by the University his-
tory department as a basic text
in History 49. Several history de-
partment members have defended
it as a "fine text."
IT WAS WRITTEN jointly by
two of the nation's top historians,
Harvard's Samuel Eliot Morison
a n d Columbia's Henry Steele
The volume was dropped at
Queens College, of the City Col-
lege of New York, after officials
pondered at length a list of ob-
Polce Force
Board INae
By Ruthven
A special four-man committee
has been appointed by President
Ruthven to check with city repre-
sentatives on the possibility of es-
tablishing a University police
The city, which now receives
some $27,000 a year for police
service in the campus area, has
asked that the University either
pay more for police. protection, or
begin its own force.
Ann' Arbor officials have said
that if the University takes either
of these actions it will enable
them to increase pay to city police.
Named to the committee were:
Walter M.- Roth, superintendent
of the plant department; Alfred
B. Ueker, personnel officer; Her-
bert G. Watkins, University secre-
tary and Walter B. Rea, associate
dean of students.
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jections raised by the three'stu-
Among passages which annoyed
the students is a description of
pre-Civil War Negroes as "a race
with exasperating habits" and the
characterization of the typical
Negro slave as "childlike, improvi-
dent, humorous, prevaricating and
The objectors also resented the
occasional reference to Negroes
as "blacks," or, in one passage,
* * *
.book is now used in more than 500
schools and colleges and is said
to be highly regarded by educa-
tors. On campus, Prof. Gerald &
Brown, who uses the book in His-
tory 49, termed it a'"fine text."
And Sidney Fine, whose His-
tory 50 classes use volume II of
the same book, said he regarded
it as the "finest text in the field
of American history." He said
Morison and Commager are
"generally fair and tolerant"
and show no anti-Negro preju-
dice, at least in the 'volume he
is using.
Neither Fine nor Prof. Brown
could recollect hearing any com-
plaints about the texts. Many
students who have used them here
seemed to consider them excellent.
As for authors Morison and
Commager, they apparently are
planning no changes. They re-
portedly felt that the passages
were sound history, and that the
phraseology properly reflected the
spirit of. the period they were de-
Police Seek Local
Murder Suspect
Police throughout the nation
yesterday continued the search for
Marcelo Valesquez, suspected of
murdering his estranged wife,
Mrs. Anita Valesquez, here Mon-
day night.
Ann Arbor police said they
think Valesquez may have headed
for Texas where he lived before
coming to this state.

day theatre-are not uncommon.
Playwright-actors are decidedly
Not too infrequently there will
be a person who writes, directs and
acts in a play, but it is a rare
playwright, acting in his own play,
who lets someone ele direct it.
Surprisingly, this information
didn't seem to quiet Gregory. He
still looked worried.
The two playwrights weren't,
they were asked, just looking for
publicity, were they?
To this the men replied, "Of
course not." But then one of them
was heard to mutter, "The season's
third bill of one-acts will be pre-
sented at 8 p.m. tomorrow and
Friday. Tickets cost 30 cents and
will go on sale at 10 p.m today in
the Lydia Mendelssohn box office.
The third play on the bill is The
Flies by Jean-Paul Sartre.
"And it's going to be a darn
good program."
Or ranizations
Hold Carnival
The Activities Carnival, intro-
ducing students to 23 campus or-
ganizations, will be held from 7:30
p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Sunday in the
Union Ballroom.
This year, for the first time,
men may bring dates. There will
be dancing in the Terrace Room.
Excerpts from the Union Opera
will provide entertainment.
The Gargoyle, the Phoenix Pro-
ject, the Student Legislature, and
all the men's and women's organi-
zations on campus will be repre-
sented, at the Union and League
sponsored affair.
SL To Hear
The Student Legislature will
hear reports from the SL calen-
daring sub-committee, the Michi-
gan Forum Debate committee and
the Phoenix Project tonight at its
regular meeting in Rm. 3 R-S, at
the Union.
The calendaring report will in-
clude a proposal to set May 15,as
the deadline for submitting events
to be listed in next semester's cam-
pus calendar.
The meeting will start at 7:30
p.m. It is open to the public.
Union Announces
Coming on the heels of the Na-
tional Intercollegiate Bridge
Tournament, the Union announced
two new bridge tournaments to be
held at 7:30 -p.m. today in the Un-
ion Ballroom.
The games tonight will mark the
beginning of a two week series to
choose five teams to play in a re-
gional thatch in Detroit, March 10.
The five winning combinations
will have their tournament en-
trance fees paid by the Union. All
interested students will have a
chance to compete tonight.
The Detroit tournament should
provide stiff competition for cam-
pus bridge epthusiasts, for it at-
tracts some of the top players in
the, country, including Charles
Goren, bridge-columnist.

. . . New manager
* * *
from Milwaukee where ne was
factory production manager for
the Solar Corporation. He is a
native of Van Wert Country in






Among these are open houses in
the faculty-alumni lounge, tours of
industrial plants, reactivation of
the Business Administration Club,
coke and cigarette machines in the
lounges, decoration of the council
room, lockers Ifor the second base-
ment lounge, and the possible re-
scheduling of mid term examina-
The three students who will hold
their positions into this semester
are Barbara Hansen, '51 BAd,
Harry Hawkins, '51 BAd, and
Ralph Jarl, '51 BAd. Bill Merrit,
Grad. is the retiring president.









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