THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1952
Meredith Observes 'U' Life
. . . .
By MARGE SHEPHERD
Co-star with Betty Field in the
Drama Season production, "The
'ourposter," Burgess Meredith has
een taking full advantage of his
tay here to absorb some college
atmosphere, making extensive
,ampus tours, and even attending
Yesterday he dropped in on a
,ouple of philosophy lectures; to-
Lay has scheduled several English
ectures "just to see what they're
* a * *
MEREDITH'S academic educa-
ion got the go-by when he left
Amherst after one year, he related
n an informal interview. "I got
ny degree the easy way, he
aughed. "Later, I received an
honorary MA from Amherst."
When asked how he happened
to enter the acting profession
the slow-speaking, unassuming
red-head said he had no "hard-
luck" story to tell. But a list of
the jobs he has held indicates
that the route from student to
star was a devious one.
He worked for a while after
eaving school as a reporter on
he Stanford Advocate and Cleve-
and Plain Dealer, and during the
lepression days sold vacuum
,leaners, worked in Macy's and
aks, became a runner on Wall
Street and later a seaman.
'a a *
AS SOON AS he became inter-
sted in acting, however, he was
BURGESS MEREDITH RELAXES BEFORE CLASS
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To Be Given,
Avery and Julie Hopwood
awards, totaling- approximately;
$7,000, will be presented to stu-
dents of creative writing at 4:15,
p.m. today in Rackham Lecture
Preceding the award ceremony,
Horace Gregory, poet and critic
from Sarah Lawrence College will
lecture on "Dramatic Art in Poe-
THE PRIZES were first present-
ed in 1930-31 from a grant left to
the University by playwright
Avery Hopwood, '05, and his wife
Julie. Hopwood left one-fifth of
his estate for the promotion of
creative writing on the University
The Regents decided to put
the grant into the form of
awards to be given every year to
students excelling in all phases
of creative writing.-9
During the 20 years that' Hop-
wood awards have been given,
nearly 50 books of fiction, bi-
ography, poetry, and drama by
major award winners have been
AWARDS ARE divided into two
classifications, major and minor.
Sophomores, juniors, and seniors
taking creative writing courses in
the English and journalism de-
partments are eligible for the
minor awards. Graduate students
compete for the major awards;
seniors already competing in the
minors may also enter the major
The contests cover the fields of
drama, essay, fiction and poetry.
Both the lecture and the award
ceremony are open to the public.
Thirty-two University AROTC
cadets will join 3,800 college men
participating in AirTraining Com-
mand summer encampments June
All the cadets taking part in the
program have completed their
junior year in college.
The accent, during the entire
four-week period, will be on thor-
oughly familiarizing the men with
the Air Force and its many jobs.
Every effort will be made to ac-
quaint the cadets with the actual,
on-the-job functions of the flying
officers and the support activities
of wing base operation.
Dealing with everything from
the student book exchange to foot-
ball programs, the SL Campus
Action Committee has been con-
stantly working on projects con-
cerning the immediate problems
One of the most successful pro-
jects that the committee under-
took this semester was the man-
agement of a student book ex-
change. Formerly the legislature
had been negotiating with the
University administration for mi-
provements in the IFC exchange.
To avoid needless duplication of
effort, however, a settlement was
made with IFC for the transfer of
Campus Action Committee
Acts as 'Troubleshooter'
never out of a job, and was a star
within a year.
During the summer of 1932 he
played "Alice in Wonderland" and
later was offered the leading part
in "Little Ol' Boy."
Further successes followed,
Jew Treaty Praised
ly German Student
West Germany's new treaty got
an enthusiastic boost yesterday
from Otto Schedl, one of seven
German county managers now
studying at the University.
Schedl termed the peace con-
tract "the best thing that possibly
could have happened to the coun-
"IT IS UNFORTUNATE that
the Communists make it necessary
to rearm Germany," he said. "We
Germans do not want to fight.
However, we want the Reds even
Alan M. Warshawsky, '52, of
Bradley Beach, N.J., has received
the Harold D. Osterweil Prize in
Economics for 1952.
The award is given each year to
the graduating senior who is the
"most outstanding and promising
student majoring in economics,"
according to Prof. I. L. Sharfman,
chairman of the economics depart-
The prize was established by
friends of the late Lt. Harold D.
Osterweil, '41, who maintained a
brilliant record in economics and
actively participated in student
activities during his stay at the
University. Osterweil was killed
in action in Normandy in Novem-
Schedl, who holds a position
in Germany which is equal to an
American city manager, is from
Newmarkt, Bavaria. He is now
in America for a 90-day stay at
the expense of the State Depart-
ment, attempting to become
more familiar with the Ameri-
can style of government by sit-
ting in on lectures and observ-
ing various city governments.
Another member of the German
group, John Hieronimus, com-
menting on the fighting that is
going on among the German par-
ties over the treaty, said "They all
agree that we have to prevent
World War III. The only disagree-
ment is how to prevent it."
The main battle is between those
that feel that Germany should be
united, and those who feel that
there is no sense waiting, that
West Germany should make a pact
with the Allies and forget about
Both Hieronimus and Sched
emphasized that if Germany were
to make an agreement, she would
stick to it. "In Germany's posi-
tion, she must have friends; in
Europe no one can be neutral."
Triangles, junior engineering
honor society, has elected three
new officers for next year.
They are: Howard Nemerovski,
'54E, president; Dick Manshee,
54P, secretary, and Bob Ely, '54E,
leading into work in Hollywood,
where Meredith appeared in "Of
Mice and Men" and "G.I. Joe,"
the story of Ernie Pyle.
Meredith's interests spread out
from the nucleus in the theater to
include an interest in art and
painting, and a few experiments
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IN ADDITION to his own work
in New York and Hollywood, he
has been interested in setting up
motion picture undertaking on
college campuses. Pleased to hear
of the local production of "Meta-
morphosis," he said earnestly, "We
don't need Hollywood. I'd like to
see pictures produced outside of
the Hollywood atmosphere."
Betty Field, and her play-
wright husband Elmer Rice,
have also toured the campus, al-
thopgh she has been resting
from a minor neck injury re-
ceived during a rehearsal.
Unlike Meredith, Miss Field
started out in the theater business
from the very beginning, attend-
ing the American Academy of
Dramatic Art and jumping at once
into a succession of George Abbott
comedy hits. After making a pic-
ture of her stage hit "What a Life"
she remained in Hollywood to
make "Of Mice and Men" with
Meredith, and a succession of oth-
During the past seven years,
however, she has devoted more
time to stage and television work,
to be at home with her husband
and three children.
To Lecture Today
1. Harold Burn, Professor of
Pharmacology at Oxford Univer-
sity in England will speak on "The
Physiological Action of Amine Ox-
idase and its Clinical Importance"
at 4 p.m. today in the School of
Public Health Auditorium.
The lecture will be presented
under the auspices of the pharma-
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The Scholarship Committee of
the literary college has announced
awards for 1952-53.,
The following students won spe-
cial scholarships: Kala Aronoff,
'54, Dave Brown,'53, Sidney Klein-
man, '54, Joan Larsen, '53, Joyce
Winter, '53, Gerald Wisniewski,
'53, John Talayco, Richard Gross-
man, '54, Gerald Strauch, '54, Zan-
der Hollander, '53, Peter Lucas
'53, Joy Xenis, '53, Samuel Pasien-
cier, '53, Naomi Mehlman, '53,
Marcia Blumberg, '54, Dora Polk,
Bernice Ozga, '53, Thomas Dell,
'54, and Sondra Platsky, '54.
* *. * .
SCHOLARSHIPS from the Gen-
eral University Scholarship Fund
were awarded to the following:
Helen Schwarz, '55, Victor Bloom,
Russell Carlisle, '53, George Kling,
'55, Jack McFarland, '54, and Er-
nest Morley, '55.
James Sonnega, '53, Haskel
Cohen, '53, Ralph Rothstein, '53,
Rayma- Galinsky, Josephine
Gomez, '53, Mae Guyer, '54, Mar-
garet Ortwig, Stephanie Stanis-
law, Joyce Walli, '53, and Theo-
dore Friedman, '53.
William Holtz, '53, Alton Klick-
man, '53, Margaret Shepherd, '54,
Francine Leffler, Richard Menc-
zer, '55, Maurice Oppenheim, '54,
Richard DeSwart, Ronald Banish,
'53, Eugene Kuthy, '53, and Patri-
cia Bubel, '55, and Ruth Gowa, '53.
June Granstrom, '54, Donna
Blazervic, '55, John Kelsey, '53,
Donald Olshansky, Robert Mitch-
ell, '52, Ronald Wade, '55, Walter
Gabel, Ronald Witt, '53, Leonard
Loren,'55, and Richard Simms, '54.
THE OVER ALL volume of busi-
ness done by the exchange under
the leadership of Phil Berry, '53,
totaled approximately $3,000, more
than $1,000 over the average vol-
ume done by former exchanges.
The estimated profit amounted
to a mere $30.
In connection with the ex-
change, the campus action com-
mittee is investigating the possi-
bilities of establishing a non-
profit University operated book-
In preparation for Regents ap-
proval, a sub-committee, headed
by Bob Ely, '54, new campus action
chairman, has been investigating
policy regarding competition with
local merchants, retail cost com-
parisons with other college towns,
University competitive enterprises
and possible locations of a Uni-
Another contribution which the
committee has made to the cam-
pus community was the solution
of the problem of 10 cent football
programs. After negotiations with
Prof. Fritz Crisler, they obtained
permission for free programs to be
distributed before each game be-
ginnig next fall.
The committee has made sev-
eral recommendations to SL which
have not as yet received final ac-
tion. Among them was the project
was to gain permission for parties
in men's houses to last until 1:25
a.m. Jack Smart, president of IFC
and Sarl Aldon, president of east
quad council have backed the plan
and SL passed the recommenda-
tion to SAC unanimously. How-
ever, SAC'has not yet made its
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