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Hopwood-Prize Play To Make Debut

Campus Action Group
- Presses for Reforms


There will be an authentic
'first-night' opening tonight for
"Hanlon Won't Go," when the
well - known "two-on-the-aisle"
seats will be occupied by critics
from New York City who have
come to see the play as a possible
prospect for summer stock.

S * * *

THE PLAY will open its three-
day run at 8 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, and is this
season's fifth production by the
University Student Players.
Written by a former Univer-
sity student, Tom Danelli, the
play won the 1950 Major Hop-
wood Award, and has since been
revised six times for its produc-
tion here.
* * *
THIS WILL BE the first time
that the Student Players have of-
fered an untried play to Ann Ar-
bor audiences, and will be a truly
experimental theatrical experi-
ence, according to Producer Burt
In speaking of his work, au-
thor Danelli uses the terms "hu-
manism" and "spiritual regen-
eration" to explain its basic
theme and appeal.
IT IS THE tragi-comic story of
a young alcoholic who is further
plagued in his depression by the
murderous attempts of a group of
"bar-flies" and schemers. In con-_
trast to this degradation is the
sympathy offered to Hanlon by a
barmaid, who sees beneath his
present shoddy exterior, and does
not account a man's worth in ma-
terial terms.
"It is Katie, the barmaid's,
innate understanding of humani
nature that is the saving grace1
for Hanlon," Danelli stated.
Heading the cast will be An-t
thony Georgialas, '53, as Hanlon
and Marie Dresser of Ann Arbor,1
as Katie.z
Some tickets for all perform-
ances are still available and mayk
be purchased at the Lydia Men-
delssohn box-office for 75 cents
or $1. -
Will Be Held
Students, religious advisors and
faculty of all religions will meet
together at 6 p.m. today for the
annual Brotherhood Week dinner.
Guest speaker will be Rabbi
Morris Adler, of Congregation
Shaarey Zadek in Detroit. A mu-
sical presentation by Mildred El-C
Us, Grad, will also be included int
the progranf
Rabbi Adler is an author of sev-i
eral religious books and articles,
has served as an Army Chaplain
in the Pacific and has been a1
member of the Detroit Roundtable
of Christian and Jews.
Miss Ellis is a specialist in Afri-
can music. She will interpret the
culture of the American Negro
and the African.
Two awards will be presented at
the dinner, the Arnold Schiff In-s
terfaith Scholarship and the B'nait
B'rith Council Award. TheseI
awards are given annually to twol
students who have worked for the
furtherance of brotherhood dur-C
ing the year.a
Members of the Student Reli-
gious Association have donated
their services as dinner waitresses
and bus boys this year. The oper-
ating costs of the dinner saved
through their efforts will be con-
tributed to the SRA Displaced
Persons fund. In addition, contri-
butions will be taken among thetv
guests for the fund. e

ALCOHOL ADVOCATE-Anthony Georgilas, '53, reflects the dis-
pair and degeneration of the character, Hanlon, whom he por-
trays in the Student Players' production of Tom Danelli's prize
winning play, "Hanlon Won't Go."
When Letters, Laundry Mailed
Together, They Go.First Class

From a meager beginning in
1947 when its chief function was
to provide a sounding board for
students' pet peeves, Student Leg-
islature's Campus Action Commit-
tee has evolved into a body that
plays a major role in bringing
about campus reforms and influ-
encing University policies on stu-
dent affairs.
The Committee, which was
known as the "Gripes Committee"
when it was first organized, has
RFC Change
Factors Listed
By Professors
President Truman's sudden re-
versal in submitting a single-ad-
ministrator reorganization plan to
Congress for the Reconstruction
Finance Corporation, was attrib-
uted to both political and admin-
istrative causes by local political
PROF. FERREL Heady, of the
political s c i e n c e department,
claimed the administration has
been planning such a reorganiza-
tion of RFC for some time, and
announced it now to avoid a battle
in the Senate over confirmation of
the five-man RFC administrative
board the President recently re-
Although Truman's proposal
may tend to "calm the waters,"
he does not think that Sen. Ful-
bright will drop his investiga-
tion of RFC activites, Prof. Hea-
dy said. .
HE EXPRESSED doubt, how-
ever, that the proposal would be
sanctioned by Congress. Congress
has 60 days to act upon the plan,
or it will automatically become
law, he explained.
Prof. Samuel Eldersveld noted
that the President had caught
Congress off balance with his
surprise reversal of form. One
of the main factors involved
in the controversy was the ef-
fort to establish a line of re-
sponsibility, he stated.
"The proposal Truman submit-
ted last week attempted to estab-
lish this line by putting RFC un-
der the wing of the commerce de-
partment, Eldersveld explained,
"his new plan to make a single
administrator directly responsible
to him would probably also accom-,
plish this purpose.
City Workers
To Get Raises

Mail and dirty clothes get along
in a first-class way, according to
post office officials.
Because of this, students who
try to sneak a note to mother or,
a notebook from last year's zoo-
logy class into their laundry cases,
may cause considerable expense.
* * *
THE ADDED COSTS are caused
by the fact that laundry cases are
sent fourth-class while written
material must go first-class. When
the two get together in a fourth-
class guise, post office men send
it on to its destination and collect
first-class rates from the innocent
While post office personnel
don't check every package, they
do make frequent spot checks.
When they do find a furtive mis-
sile snuck in between the under-
wear, they take their big, black
stamp and mark the whole pack-
age First-Class.
* * * .
BESIDES BEING charged first
class rates, students are also sub-
ject to fines for their misdemean-
or. Thougla the fines are not in
the hands of local post office of-
ficials, Mary Purtell, local super-
intendent, states that several ap-

plications for the levy of fines
have been issued from her station.
Although she feels that many
students violate the regulations
merely because of ignorance,
Miss Purtell also remarked there
are many others "who seem to
be laughing at the government,
not trying to be honest, but just.
smart enough to get by."
She urged that henceforth stu-
dents send their letters alone by
first-class mail.
Safe Future
For Private
Business Seen
Small business stands a better
chance of staying open during
the current mobilization period
than it did in the early days of
World War II, according to Wil-
liam M. Hoad of the business ad-
ministration school research staff.
Government's increasing inter-
est in helping small enterprise has
made these business men more
alert to getting defense contracts
now than in the 1940's, Hoad said.
Sub-contracting work for big-
ger businesses should also keep
many small outfits going when
their regular business disappears
because of shortages, he 'added.
"Small business took a beating
during World War II," Hoad said.
"One out of every six or seven
businesses dropped out of the pic-
ture during those years.
"These were mostly small oper-
ations that couldn't keep going
because of rationing, enlistment
or the draft and one or two-man
outfits that closed their doors to
get more money in a war indus-
try job."

been constantly recommending
reforms to the University. It is
now at the stage where it is get-
ting action on such matters as
fraternity discrimination, school
application revisions and Thanks-
giving holiday proposals.
THE ISSUE of the removal of
discriminatory clauses from fra-
ternity constitutions reached its
peak last semester after the Cam-
pus Action Committee reported to
SL what the fraternities them-
selves were doing about the mat-
ter. At that time a motion was
passed asking that recognition be
withheld from fraternities if dis-
criminatory clauses were not re-
moved by 1956.
The motion is now under the
consideration of the Student Af-
fairs Committee whose approval
would put it into effect.
The recommendations of the
CAC, with the approval of SL in
regard to the revision of Univer-
sity application blanks, were re-
cently endorsed by the Deans'
Conference. Pressing for final
action on these revisions by the
deans of the various schools, CAC
has three teams of two persons
each consulting with the deans.
vote, for the first time in Univer-
sity history, two students, Cam-
pus Action Committeeman Dave
Belin, '51BAd., and Irv Steen, '51,
are sitting in as members of the
University Calendar Committee
with their sights set on an official
holiday for next Thanksgiving.
The living conditions in the
residence halls are one of the ob-
jects of current CAC interest.
With many" students expressing
dissatisfaction w i t h dormitory
conditions, CAC chairman Bob
Baker, '52BAd, has invited all stu-
dents to attend a discussion on
residence hall conditions at 4:30
p.m. tomorrow in the SL Building
at 122 S. Forest.
Facts Related
About Lincoln,
Comparing the two great men
whose birthdays fall in this month,
the Rev, Dr. Edgar DeWitt Jones,
told assembled speech students
many little-konwn facts about
Washington and Lincoln in his
speech yesterday at Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
Under his subject of "The Wis-
dom of Washington and the
Learning of Lincoln" Dr. Jones,
noted Lincoln scholar and pastor
emeritus of the Central Woodward
Christian Church in Detroit told
of the early life of the great Amer-
icans, pointing out major differ-
ences in character and personal-
Questioned regarding the pre-
sent commemoration of the men's
birthdays, Dr. Jones said, "There
needs to be a reemphasis of the
study of early American history in
our schools, we can't have too
much study of the early days of
the republic.'


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