THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1951
TIME TO HOWL:
This Week 'Gone to Cats'
As Nation Lauds Felines
By MIKE SCHERER
Tom Cat and Company are hav-
ing their chance to howl this week
both in Ann Arbor and all parts of
This week, Monday through
Sunday, has been proclaimed Na-
tional Cat Week and has been de-
dicated to the preservation and en-
couragement of that breed.
According to the American Fe-
line Society, cats have enjoyed an
amazing rise in popularity over
the past six years. Since 1945 they
have cat-apulted from twelfth to
second place in the pet popularity
HOWEVER, University fratern-
To Start Third
Year on Campus
The last of the "city clubs" will
begin its third year of activity to-
day as the Cleveland Club holds
a reorganizational meeting at 7:30
p.m. in Rm. 3D of the Union.
Originally organized in the
spring of 1949 by Neal Traves, '52,
and Lois Eisele, '51, the club aims
to bring together socially the more
than 200 University students from
Cleveland and the large alumni
group in that city.
Several parties both in Ann Ar-
bor and in Cleveland are usu-
ally given by the club, includ-
ing a big Christmas dance. The
club also arranged bus trips
home at vacation time.
All students from Cleveland and
adjacent areas are invited to at-
tend tonight's meeting by Jules
Belkin, '53 BAd, club treasurer.
Belkin especially urges freshmen to
attend the gathering.
New Peace Group
To Organize Today
An organizational meeting for a
new campus peace committee will
meet at 7:30 tonight in Rm. 3KL
of the Union.
The group, organized by several
students will discuss future action
and formulate a definite stand on
several political issues.
Among the suggested topics for
discussion and future action are
U.S.-Franco alliance, West Ger-
man Rearmament, Censorship at
Lane Hall, and U.M.T.
ity houses, noted for the wide var-
iety of pets they adopt, slight the
feline family in favor of more com-
panionable dogs and parakeets.
The cat, known for its indepen-
dence, just doesn't seem to get
along in a fraternity house.
One student disapproved of
cats in general, saying that he
could see only one good use for
them: covering rug spots in
front of mouseholes. He predict-
ed that if the supply of mouse
traps ever runs out, cats might
come into more favor.
Despite the existence of an anti-
cat faction, the American Feline
Society, Inc., sponsor of National
Cat Week, points out that the cur-
rent feline population of the Uni-
ted States is approximaely 21 mil-
OF THIS NUMBER, only about
one half enjoy definite ownership.
One of the main aims of the Feline
Association is to find homes for
the less fortunate half.
Special full color Cat Week seals
have been put out by the Society
to publicize their product. Appear-
ing on letters from cat-lovers all
over the nation, they feature an
action picture by internationally
known feline photographer Walter
The Cat Week seals have been
doubled in size since last year, due
to postal difficulties. According to
Assistant Posmtaster General Os-
borne A. Pearson, the seals last
year were mistaken for regular
postal stamps, and several letters
slipped through without postage.
The Arts Theatre Club's second
presentation of the season will be
produced at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The club is staging Beaumont
and Fletcher's "The Knight of the
Burning Pestle," a Jacobian satire
on highbrow drama. Two new-
comers to the company, Don
Douglas and Barbara Lowndes will
be starred. Douglas joins the cast
from Hollywood where he recent-
ly completed a movie.
Three University students, John
Benson, Andrew Duncan, '54A and
Douglas Huebler are included in
the cast. Strowan Robertson is the
director and Neil Oppenheim, '52A,
will give the costumes the profes-
sional touch of his Broadway the-
The production will be staged in
the club rooms at 209!% E. Wash-
Of 43 Set
Selective Service officials yester-
day announced a 43 man January
induction quota for Washtenaw
Twenty of those slated for serv-
ice in the Armed Forces will come
from Ann Arbor Board No. 85 and
23 from Board No. 341 in Ypsilanti.
IN A STATEWIDE directive, the
State Selective Service headquar-
ters in Lansing asked that 3,590
eligible men be called up for in-
duction in January.
Local draft officials indicated
they will be able to meet the
January requirement, although
the Ann Arbor board failed by 11
to fill its 15-man quota for Nov.
A second November call for in-
ductees is set for Nov. 29.
The inductees for both December
and January will be selected from
a group of 180 men to be sent to
Detroit for pre-induction physical
and mental examinations Nov. 16,
a spokesman said.
Due to the coming holidays, the
Washtenaw County quota for De-
cember will be only 13-six from
Ann Arbor and seven from Ypsi-
lanti, Selective Service representa-
tives have explained.
Fulfilling the old adage that
"the show must go on," James
Pease, noted bass-baritone of the
concert and'opera stage, will sing
the bass role in Handel's "Mes-
siah" at Christmas time here in
place of Oscar Natzka, who died
Pease has arranged to turn over]
his entire receipts from these en-
gagements, as well as several oth-
ers, to the Natzka family.
Born in the Hoosier state, Pease
studied law at the University of
Indiana and was recently mustered
out of the Army Air Forces. His en-
suing popularity has brought him
solo appearances with the Boston,
Chicago, Washington, Philadel-
phia, Montreal, Toronto and In-
dianapolis Symphonies as well as
in recitals and opera.
Pease has many performances of
the "Messiah" to his credit.
In appearance and actions, the
singer could easily pass for a movie
star rather than a farmer, lawyer,
flying fortress pilot or concert and
opera singer. All four fields were
once at his command but his love
of music has held preference over
all of them.
Performances of the "Messiah"
will be given at 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
December 8, and at 2:30 p.m. Sun-
day, December 9, in Hill Auditor-
ium. Tickets are available at the
offices of the University Musical
Society in Burton Memorial Tower.
Because of the recent tax exemp-
tion ruling they are now priced at
58 and 42 cents.
Real Estate Confab.
A National Conference on Real
Estate Education will open here
today with a roundtable discussion
on the topic of the conference.
CHECKING UP ON GEORGE -Charles Grun-
well, Jr., garbed as George Washington for District of Columbia
historic play, "Faith of Our Fathers," .and Treasury Secretary John
W. Snyder check on the Continental Army costs, at U. S. Treasury.
RETURN TO SCREEN ...--Pioneer movie actor House
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who nersuaded him to return to films after 23-Year retirement.
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N I G H T OUT W I T H MOTH E R- Maureen Rea-
gan, 10, and mother, actress Jane Wyman, arrive at Hollywood
premiere of film starring Jane. It was Maureen's first premiere.
RECALLING THE PAST -- Captains "Doc" Blan-
chard (left) and Arnold Tucker visit with their West Point team-
mate, Glenn Davis, at Newburgh, N. Y., as the famous "Mr. Out-
side," now playing pro football, takes time out from practice.
K 0 R E A L E A D E R-This closeup study of Gen. James A.
Van Fleet, 8th Army Commander, was taken at his Korea head-
quarters after he attained his rank of four-star General.
WIRED FOR VI E W I N G -- A crowd ringsarea in
London's Battersea Park to view the high-wire artistry of the
Stey Family, aerial performers from Hamburg, Germany.