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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Laves Says
Peace Talks
Still Possible
"We cannot afford to become so
absorbed in mobilization that we
forget that differences may be
settled over the conference table,"
Prof. Walter Laves declared yes-
terday.
Speaking at a political science
department assembly, the former
deputy director of UNESCO said
that one of the Administration's
main problems is to make people
realize that we are not launching
all-out war in Korea while there is
still a chance to settle the world
crisis peacefully.
PROF. LAVES cited two courses
that the current world crisis
might take.
"We are on the verge of a ma-
jor war which may come with-
out wairning," he asserted. "Or
we are in for a period of inter-
national tension which, I pre-
dict, will last at least a decade."
Observing the lack of realization
in the world today of the serious-
ness of the crisis, Laves compared
Europe's attitude toward the Kor-
ean conflict to that of the United
States in pre-Pearl Harbor days.
"THIS LACK of realization is
also shown in Congress' inaction
with regards to a military train-
ing program and its policy con-
cerning troops for western Eur-
ope," he said.
Explaining UNESCO's place in
the mobilization of world public
opinion, the professor noted that
such world organizations are
merely a means to an end.
"The job of securing peace must
be done back home by educating
the minds of the people to per-
form the duties of citizenship.
The international organization
can only point directions, make
suggestions and stand as a symbol
of world unity."
1 Recent Crime
Probe Will Be
Forum Topic
"What Action Should Result
from the Kefauver Investiga-
tions?" will be the topic of the
discussion slated for 7:30 p.m. May
2 in Architecture Auditorium when
the Michigan Forum stages its
first program since last November.
Participating in the program
will be George Edwards, former
president of the Detroit Common
Council, Prof. John Waite, crimi-
nal law expert in the Law School
and Chester Byrnes, senior law
student and president of the Stu-
dent Bar Association.
Edwards, a lawyer for the UAW-
CIO, was the Democratic candi-
date in the Detroit mayoralty elec-
tion in 1949.
According to Joe Savin, chair-
man of the Forum, Edwards will
disclose information to the Forum
which the Kefauver Committee
missed in its recent Detroit hear-
ings.
Some of the points that will
come in for discussion by the
Forum will be whether or not it is

advisable to establish a national
crime commission and what fed-
eral legislation is needed to aid
in controlling crime.
ESA Counsel
Attracts Few
The opening of the literary col-
lege's Student Advisors Program
yesterday didn't work ° out as
well as planned.
Representatives from 22 depart-
ments anxiously awaited oppor-
tunities to aid students seeking
advice. They waited from 2 to 5
p.m. but hardly any seekers of
advice showed up.
Next Thursday the advisors will
give it another try from 2 to 5 p.m.
in 1209 Angell Hall."
The program is designed to al-
low students to get information
about courses before they make
their elections for next semester
from student advisors who have
shown exceptional ability in their
various departments.
'U' High To Give
Operetta Today
The music department of Uni-
versity High School will present

'Brassbound's

Conversion'

To

Open

Drama

Hussey Will Star,
In.'Royal Family'
When "The Royal Family" opens June 12 on the Mendelssohn
stage it will star a one-time University student.
Ruth Hussey, who was a graduate student in speech here during
1933-34 will return to play Julia Cavendish in the Edna Ferber-George
S. Kaufman play.
Appearing with her will be John Emery, playing Tony Cavendish.
Emery and Miss Hussey will be repeating the roles they took earlier
this season in a+ revival of the play at the New.York City Center. J.
Edward Bromberg, another member of the recent New York cast, will
also appear with them.
DESPITE ITS TITLE "The Royal Family" is not concerned with a
ruling dynasty. Neither Windsors nor Plantagenets, the family in ques-
tion, the Cavendishes, are an aristocratic stage family. Although Lio-
nel's prototype is lacking, it is fairly apparent that the original Ca-
vendishes were the Barrymores.
What plot there is to the play is concerned with how the
Cavendishes remain true to the theatre despite numerous tempta-
tions. The mother and daughter, Julia and Gwen, are torn between
the stage and marriage.
There is also Tony, the only male member of the thespian family,
who comes dashing in from !Hollywood after beating up his director
and making mad and successful love to a Polish film star.
But at the end the theatre triumphs. Fanny, the grandmother dies
during a performance, Julie takes over her role and Gwen decides her
husband and baby take up "so little time" she can take a part in a
new production, and Tony is set for a return to Broadway.
** *. *
Play Will Bring RuthHussey
Ba o Star at Alma Mater

Beth Leslie
To Play in
'Mary Rose',
James M. Barrie's delicately
written fantasy, "Mary Rose,"
fourth of the Drama Season's pro-
ductions, combines the sentiment,
romance and conviction that char-
acterize the works of the noted
English, playwright.
Starring in the title role will be
Bethel Leslie, the young protege of
Helen Hayes. Miss Hayes produced
the recent revival of "Mary Rose"
on Broadway with Miss Leslie- in
the title role.
* * *
NEW YORK critics' reviews of
Miss Leslie's performance in the
revival of the 30 year old play
praised her lavishly as 'a "fresh
and sweet actress of great prom-
ise."
Barrie, whose Peter Pan also
recently enjoyed a successful re-
vival on Broadway, has spread
the story of "Mary Rose" over
a number of years.
Twice the mysterious heroine
disappears to an enchanted island
where time stands still. The first
disappearance in her childhood
lasts only 20 days, so the loss of
time does not matter. But several
years later when she has become a
young wife and mother, she van-
ishes again, this time for a period
of 25 years.
WHEN SHE returns and finds
her husband aged and her son
gone out into the world, she finds
the adjustment to the passing of
time almost impossible to make.
This light touch of fantasy and
sorrow is combined with a tender
story of the romance of Mary Rose
and her husband, Simon.
In addition to Miss Leslie, Ray
Boyle who played Mary Rose's hus-
band Simon Blake in the New
York production will also appear
in the Ann Arbor cast.

Season,
Archer, Best
To Perform
ShavianPlay
"Captain Brassbound's Conver-
sion," an early but typically mis-
chievious play by the late bard of
Ayot St. Lawrence George Bernard
Shaw, will open the third postwar
Drama Season on May 15.
Starring in the play will be Edna
Best and John Archer.
Miss Best will take the role of
Lady Cicely, a part the then com-
paratively unknown Shaw wrote
for Ellen Terry, fiyst lady of the
English stage at the turn of the
century. Archer will be the myste-
rious and morose character of the-
title.
The plot of the play is concerned
with an expedition started by Lady
Cicely to go into dangerous Mos-
lem territory in Morocco. There
seems no logical reason for the
safari but before it is over the
gently officious English lady' has
reformed a group of pirates, helped'
uncover some nefarious doings by
her brother and awakened the in-
stincts of Brassbound enough that
he proposes marriage.
As they will for all the plays in
the Drama Season, Prof. Valentine
Windt of the' speech department
will direct "Brassbound" and Rob-
ert. MellancaM13 will be its art
director.
Ticket Mail Orders
Now Being Taken
Mail orders for season tickets
are now being accepted.
Checks should be made out to
the Ann Arbor Drama Season and
sent to the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, Company Manager James
Murnan said.
Box office sale of season tickets
will begin May 4,
Ticket sales for individual plays
will start May 10 at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre box office.

-Daily-Bill Hampton
"THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A THING THAT'LL BEAR LOOKING INTO, SCHULTZ."I
Controversial 'Cocktail Party o Star Daniell

One of the most controversial of Critics were unable to agree on
contemporary plays by one of the what Eliot was trying to say in
most controversial of modern poets his play or whether it was worth
-"The Cocktail Party"Eby T. S. saying, but the public both in
Eliot-will be the Drama Season's London and New York packed the
third presentation. theatres when it was performed.
Englishman and Two.Frenchmen
Join To Write 'RingRound The Moon'

When Ruth Hussey arrives in
Ann Arbor to play the starringsrole
in "The Royal Family" she will be
returning to the scene of one of
her first appearances as a leading
lady.
As a graduate student at the
University in 1933-34, Miss Hussey
took the lead in "Little Love," a
Hopwood Drama Awara winner
written by Vincent Wall and pro-
duced by the old Comedy Club of
Ann Arbor.
"Of course we didn't realize then

that she was going to be a star,"
recalls Ann Arborite Mrs. Ferol
Brinkman, who directed the play.
"Like many college actresses she
was thought of only as 'promis-
Sing, 9P
In addition to the Hopwood play,
the Hollywood and Broadway star
appeared in "The Roundtable" and
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" while taking
dramatic courses under Prof. 'Val-
entine Windt of the speech depart-
ment. Completing the cycle it will
be Prof. Windt who directs her
in "The Royal Family."

The combined efforts of a
French playwright, an English
poet-playwright, and , a French
composer will be pooled in "Ring
Round the Moon," the Drama Sea-
son's second presentation.
The original version of the
comedy was written by the French-
man, Jean Anouih. When Christo-
pher Fry, famed for his own play
"The Lady's Not for Burning"
translated it, he. subtitled it "A
Charade With Music." Thereupon

It ran over 14 months in New York.
Only member signed so far for
the Drama Season production of
the Eliot work is Henry Daniell,
who will play the pivotal role the
psychiatrist Sir Henry Harcourt-
Reilly. Daniell will be taking the
same part he played for many
months in the New Ybrk produc-
tion.
The work gets its title from its
opening, and closing scenes. It
opens justas a cocktail party is
beginning in the apartment of a
reasonably successful London soli-
citor. It closes two years later with
another cocktail party held in the
same place.
During the interval, with the
help of the mystical Harcourt-
Reilly, a number of the main char-
acters have been shown how to
successfully adjust themselves to
their society and the lives they
must live in it.

Francis Poulenc, a contemporary
French composer, was commis-
sioned to db the musical score.
Placed in the days just before
World War I, the play tells of the
giddy goings-on of a group spend-
ing the weekend at a French cha-
teau.
Lucile Watson willplay the same
role she did in the New York pro-
duction-Madam Desmermortes, a
cynical, invalided dowager.

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SEASON
TICKETS:
Even ings-$1 2.00, $9.60,
$7.20 and $4.80
Matinees (Thursday and
Saturday) -$7.20, $4.80
Be Sure To Specify
Performance Desired
Enclose a stamped, self-
addressed envelope if you
wish tickets mailed.

Five Weeks... May 15-June 16
CAPT. BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION by George. Bernard Shaw, May 15-19
RING ROUND THE MOON by Jean Anouilh, translated by Christopher Fry,
May 22-26
THE COCKTAIL PARTY by T. S. Eliot, May 29-June 2
MARY ROSE by James M. Barrie, June 5-W9
THE ROYAL FAMILY by George Kaufman and Edna Ferber, June 12-16
LYDIA MENDELSSOHN THEATRE

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