THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1952
THE BIGGER THEY COME:
Lapps To Leap Strictly for 'The Birds'
By JON SOBELOFF
What will happen to 200 pound-
er A. Vernon Lapps, '54, when he
jumps out of a chair and falls 34
If there aren't any blood cur-
dling screams from off-stage, the
audience at the speech depart-
ment's zany production of Aristo-
phanes' "The Birds" will know
Lapps made the plunge safely.
* * *
WHEN LAPPS leaps, he will be
attached to a strong but invisible
wire running through two pulleys
on the ceiling of the stage. Teetah
Dondero, '53, who weighs less than
125 pounds, will be on stage hooked
to the wire's other end.
It is hoped by technical di-
rector Chuck Hoefler, Grad.,
that Miss Dondero,sas the god-
dess Iris, will rise gracefully
through the air without smash-
ing her head on the ceiling as
human couterweight Lapps de-
scends. What to do with Miss
Donero as she dangles 34 feet
above the stage is as yet an un-
"The Birds," a rather wild farce-
satire, was written nearly 2500
years ago in 414 B.C. The jazzed up
version to be presented at Lydia
Mendelssohn Wednesday, Dec. 10
through Saturday, Dec. 13, has
been cut and put into modern di-
alogue by Walter Kerr, New York
Herald Tribune drama critic.
LIKE MARTIN and Lewis, Aris-
tophanes comedy team of Pithe-
taerus and Euelpides, will mug
and slap each other around, as
they attempt to find a less fraud-
ulent and boring society among
Mail, orders for tickets are be-
ing accepted now at Lydia Men-
delssohn box office. Regular sale
will open Monday, Dec. 8.
Also scheduled for December
production is the first laboratory
bill of plays, staged and directed
by advanced theatre students. Ad-
mission will be free to the three
one-acts which will run Dec. 3
Bette Ellis, Grad., practices that bird-like look.
RUTHVEN TO SPEAK:
Engineering Society To Hold
Annual Initiation Banquet
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President Harlan H. Hatcher
will speak on Michigan's Mid-cen-
tury program in higher education
at 6:30 p.m. today at the Union as
part of the fifth annual Confer-
ence on Higher Education in
Michigan held today and tomor-
The program will begin today
with a speech by Prof. George Boas
of John Hopkins University who
will discuss general and special
education and the advantages and
disadvantages of both.
IN THE AFTERNOON a recep-
tion will be held at President
Hatcher's home. Following Hatch-
er's speech at the Union, the con-
ference members will be assigned
to specific discussion groups.
Approximately 230 presidents
and faculty members from
Michigan colleges will be pres-
ent at the conference. In the
past years the meeting has been
aimed at a better coordination
of educational philosophies.
Tomorrow morning, on guided
tours, visitors will have the op-
portunity to see some of the ac-
tivities and new facilities of the
Robert D. Calkins, president of
Brooklings . Institution, will end
the conference tomorrow with a
speech on "Directions for Liberal
To Help Repel
The use of antlers and tongues
gave early Chinese works of art
the magical power of repelling
evil spirits Prof. Alfred Salmony of
the fine arts department of New
York University said yesterday.
Speaking in Rackham amphi-
theatre on the use of tongues and
antlers in primitive art, especially
of the Chinese civilization, Prof.
Salmony went on to say that, as
a symbol, the antler on the image
of a men made him a sorcerer.
Symbols of world-wide use, the
antler and tongue are found in
Celtic religious art and in the
Egyptian "Book of the Dead," sig-
nifying the fertility of nature and
the fecundity of man.
Christian beliefs have reversed
the beneficial significance of the
two to symbols of evil.
Well-travelled through Russia,
Siberia and the Far East, Prof.
Salmony has studied extensively
in the field of archaic Chinese
To .Be Presented
"Immortal Autumn," a choral
work composed by Prof. Ross Lee
Finney of the music school, will
have its first performance today in
Commissioned for the Interna-
tional Festival of Contemporary
Music, "Immortal Autumn" is a
setting of the poem by Archibald
MacLeish, and was written for or-
gan and mixed chorus.
Freshman Contact Program
Planned by Senior Board
Letters are being dispatched to
a variety of campus organizations
ranging from the Student Legisla-
ture to the Gilbert and Sullivan
Society, by the Senior Board this
week asking them which of their
activities they would like to see
emphasized in a program to con-
tact incoming freshmen.
The plan is to have students re-
turn td their high schools to talk
about the social and extra-curric-
ular aspects of campus life.
* * *
JACK FLYNN, 52A, Chairman
of the Senior Board, believes this
is particularly important in out-
of-state high schools, where stu-
dents do not have the same op-
portunity to learn about the Uni-
versity that Michigan residents do.
Projects similarsto this one
have been understaken before
on a. smaller scale by Senior
Honoraries and by a Cleveland
club on campus two years ago,
which were very successful, ac-
cording to Flynn.
The seniors feel there is a need
for such a program because so
many freshmen come to the Uni-
versity without knowing what to
expect of campus life.
IT WILL not take the form of
a sales talk for the University,
Flynn emphasized, but is merely a
vehicle to bring University stu-
dents and interested high school
At a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9
at the League, the Senior Board
will present the project in outline
form. Information for the report
is being taken, for the most part,
from suggestions made by the
groups whom the Board is con-
tacting by mail this week.
Deadline for Seal
The entry deadline in the Sen-
ior Board contest for a diag seal
has been extended to Dec. 5, ac-
cording to Don White, '53E, co-
chairman of the contest.
Entries should be placed in the
senior class box in the Student
Legislature Bldg., and must not
call for a design larger than four
feet in width.
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of the week
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ITHE GREATEST SINGING ACTRESS ON OUR STAGE TODAY"
With former University presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven as its
main speaker, Tau Beta Pi, na-
tional engineering honor society,
will hold its annual initiation din-
ner at 6:30 p.m. today at the
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THE 45 MEMBERS being initi-
ated tonight are: Frederick J. As-
mus, '53, John E. Bacon, '53, Rob-
ert A. Baltzer, '53, Robert T. Beat-
tie, '53, Leland D. Boddy, '53, Vic-
tor L. Brooks, '53, Paul J. Coleman,
Jr., '53, Ronald D. G. Crozier, '53,1
George R. Curry, '54, G. Ronald
Dalton, '54, William L. Danek Jr.,
'53, Richard E. Eggleton, '54.
Jack K. Ehlers, '53, Robert K.
Erk, '53, Paul S. Fancher, '53,
Morton R. Fleishman, '54, Eu-
gene W. Haas, '53, M. Mike
Hachigian, '53, W. Patrick
Hegarty, '53, George L. Hemin.
ger, '53, Bruce A. Highstrete,
'53, Eugene H. Kemp, '53, John
T. Knudsen, '53, Robert B. Mac-
Gregor, '53, Lawrence R. Mack,
'54, Donald L. Maxwell, '53, Wil.
liam J. Parker, '53.
Francis E. Pickel, '54, David R.
Randall, '53, James M. Ryan, '54,
Charles P. Spoelhof, '53, William
H. Strickler, '54, Don E. Swets,
'53, Charles E. Wagner, '53, Ken-
neth E. Webster, '54, and Ronald
E. West, '54.
To be initiated as alumni mem-
bers are Prof. Lewis N. Holand of
the engineering school, George J.
Huebner Jr., Chief Engineer of
Research for Chrysler Corpora-
tion, Walter E. Jominy, Chief of
Chrysler Corporation's Engineer-
ing Division and past president of
the American Society for Metals.
Daniel E. Karn, president of
Consumers Power Co., Walter M.
Roth, Superintendent of the Uni-
versity's Plant Department, and
Howard P. Seelye, Manager of En-
gineering for the Detroit Edison
Company. Rounding out the list
is Wilfred Sims who will be initi-
ated for the Texas A & M chapter.
Registered Jewelers,VAmerican Gem Society
November 25, 1952
Thirty seven years ago I began my career as a jeweler. I probably began
with an idea of learning a trade and to seek an occupation. It has been a happy thirty-
seven years, for to sell jewelry is a real joy.
To help our young men and women select their first gem, their betrothal ring,
is a pleasure beyond what we call selling. It is something we share with every couple
making plans for a bright future together. We know they are starting married life
with a small bright gem; something that symbolizes the true meaning of faith and all
that is good. It is something that we can all do without but it is something that all of
us enjoy and value as our most prized possessions.
Long after time has worn away most material things of this world; long after
you have seen your family grow up and to make plans for their future, her diamond
will be just as bright and shining as the day you placed it on her finger. Like a star it
will live forever. Possibly no other worldly possession, regardless of value, will
symbolize your life together.
Yes, it is a real joy to be a jeweler.
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