THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1953
Arts Theater Ghost Makes Come-Back
By MARK READER
The mysterious stranger is back!
Chaos has brought havoc to the
cast. The theater is being turned
topsy-turvy. Rehearsals have been
You see, the Arts Theater's ghost
has returned and once again is at
its sly business of haunting.
THIS CAREFULLY kept secret
leaked out to the press yesterday
after being hushed up for almost
The ghost made an unrehear-
sed entrance this week and pan-
It seems that one evening Jamie
Ross, '55, was staring at a wall.
Ross does not often stare at a
wall unless he is going to paint a
mural. He was going to do just
SUDDENLY, a shadow crossed,
the corner of his eye. He whirled.
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Butd
why those retreating footsteps?
Ross ran down stairs and re-
ported the incident. The ghosfi had
We spoke to Joyce MacPher-
son, business manager of the
theater, about the occurence.
"Jamie said he was going to do
his painting in the daytime from
now on," she said.
Then she told us the history of
"He's rather peculiar," Miss i
MacPherson reported. "We're fair-
ly sure it's a he, because someone
said they saw it wearing longl
"AFTER ONE of our plays writ-
ten by Gertrude Stein had ended
the set slowly toppled over al-c
though it was screwed to the floor,"
she fontinued outlining some of
the ghost's pranks. "We feel cer-
tain that he likes Stein because he
is more active when her works are1
"He's a friendly g h o s t
though," M i s s MacPhersoni
quickly =pointed out, "and never
bothers the audience at our
Miss MacPherson discussed some
of the other doings of the ghost.
"Inone of our plays," she said,
"we had an umbrella which would
open every day except Sunday. We
never were able to explain it."
SCOFFERS have been many but
meet the spirit. Several minutes
later she hurried down the stairs
and said simply, in a quivering
"I met your ghost."
Other scoffers have been won
over in a similar manner, Miss
"He likes to play pranks," shej
ventured. Opening doors and
bringing his "physical presence"
into a room seems to be his favor-
ite past-time. "It becomes very an-
noying when you turn to speak to
someone, and no one is there,",
* * *
BUT THE ghnst'up and left last'
season. Apparently after hearing a;
bit player say one day, "For heav-
en's sake, why don't you capitalize
With that the ghost vanished
only to return this past week.
"But I knew he had returned even
before Jamie saw him," Miss Mac-
Pherson concluded slyly. "I was
only waiting for someone else to
Tyrone Power, Chester Bowles,
Trygve Lie and Agnes Moorhead
are among those scheduled to ap-
pear during the 1953-54 Lecture
First on the year's program is
Chester Bowles, former OPA Ad-
ministrator, recently returned
from India where he served as
United States Ambassador for two
years. Now regarded as an out-
standing authority on the Far East
he will discuss Oct. 15 "Our Best
Hope for Peace in Asia."
* * *
TRYGVE LIE, first secretary
general of the United Nations, will
speak on "How to Meet the Chal-
lenge of our Times." Lie has re-
cently arrived in New. York from
Oslo, Norway to make plans for
his lecture tour in this country.
Appearing in "John Brown's
Body" will be Tyrone Power,
Anne Baxter and Raymond Mas-
BLYTHE SPIRIT ELUDES
* * *
they usually end up by being'con-
vinced of the ghost's reality. Ac-
cording to Miss MacPherson, one
night an actor's wife said frankly,
"I don't'believe in your ghost."
Whereupon she was sexit up
stairs (the haunt's hangout) to
Rensselaer Ousts Professor
For Refusing To Answer
On the nation's campuses this versity an obligation to r
week: amine his qualifications
The board of regents of Rensse- membership in it's society,'
laer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, statement reads.
N.Y., announced the dismissal at In, a statement issued to
the end of September of a faculty "Rensselaer Polytechnic," th
member for refusing to answer stitute's newspaper, Levy saic
questions put to him by the House ahtrace of airwese act sic
un-American activities. They did not even perm
* * * to present my side of the st
PROF. ARTHUR LEVY of the them, even though I requeste
RPI chemistry department refus- opportunity," he added.
ed to tell the Congressional com- * * *
mittee whether he had been affil- AT CITY COLLEGE in
iated with a Communist Party York City, a record freshma
student group at Yale University, rollment has necessitatedt
Levy appeared before the ping required math and f
House un-American Activities language courses and lir
Committee last April. He plead- freshmen in the lower 20 pe
ed possible self-incrimination of their class to 13 credit hc
and invoked the Fifth Amend- semester instead of the usu
ment in declining to say whether The increase in freshman
he was a member of the Yale rollment was caused byy
group. graduations now going intoE
The decision of the Rensselaer in New York high schools.
regents is in accord with a recent,
statement of the American Asso- Ja m
ciation of Universities. oa s
"Invocation of the Fifth House Schedule
Amendment places upon a pro-
fessor a heavy burden of proof "What It Is Like to Be a
of his fitness to hold a teaching man in Calcutta, Baghdad,
position and lays upon his uni- sterda.Athis
Others scheduled to appear dur-
ing the series are Hanson Baldwin,
well known military. columnist;
Mrs. Allen Kirk, who is well ac-
quainted with the international
scene; Herbert Brownell, Jr.,Uni-
ted States Attorney General and
Agnes Moorhead, versatile actress
e-ex- of the American theater.
for Sponsored by a committee com-
the posed of five University faculty
members, the lecture series en-
,the! deavoi's to bring to students the
oe most outstanding people in the
e In- fields of literature, drama, politics
d thut and world affairs.
h Students and their wives and
husbands are offered a special rate
it me of three dollars for the season in
ry to the unreserved second balcony. All
d the season tickets are now on sale at
Hill Auditorium Box Office. Single
admissions will not go on sale un-
N til Oct 14 when sale of season
it's attractive! it's convenient!
in and see the remodeled
tickets will end.
Second Floor Coat and Suit Room
:After weeks of planning and months of work materializing those
plans, the remodeling is completed. Now we want you to come in
and see our bright, spacious surroundings.
While you're visiting us, see our new Fall fashions, too. We have
In a 13-show series, "They
Fought Alone," the University
broadcasting service will try what
may be the first attempt to ex-!
plain academic freedom by radio.
The initial program at 9:30
p.m. tomorrow over WUOM-FM in
Ann Arbor and WFOM-FM in
Flint will deal with the story of
Michael Servetus, who challenged
the medical dogma of the church
and was burned at the stake.
Other programs will deal with
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first
woman doctor; William Tyndale,
martyred for translating the Bible
into English; John Scopes, tried
for teaching evolution in Tennes-
see schools and German rocket
scientists who tried to find free-
dom to pursue knowledge for its
Solar Tide Talk
"The Solar Tide in the Earth's
Atmosphere" will be discussed by
Prof. Sydney Chapman of the
solar and terrestrial physics de-
partment of Oxford University at
4 p.m. Tuesday, Rm. 1400, Chem-
yearly ,Groundbreaking ceremonies for?
effect the county's new $3,250,000 court-
house have been tentatively set for
Friday, it was announced yester-
)fl William R. Kelly, chairman of
the Board of Supervisors' postwar
nd building committee who met yes-
terday with architect R. S. Ger-
News- ganoff to set up the program said
Am- details of the ceremony have yet
is the to be arranged.
to be Friday's ceremony will be short,
s part Kelly said, with probably a more
urna- extensive program planned for the
laying of the cornerstone.
r spe- HAIRSTYLING
alismn No Appointments Needed
many styles by famous-name designers.
Names you know like:
Powell To Talk
On Rare Books
The second in a series of the
Randolph G. Adams Memorial
Lectures will be given at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday in Clements Library by
Lawrence Clark Powell, director of
the library at the University of
Powell, in his talk, "Three Loves
Have I," will discuss rare books be-
fore a group of library associates
and friends. He is noted as an au-
thor with books on Robinson Jef-
fers and D. H. Lawrence. His pub-
lications will be on exhibit during
READ AND USE
subject of a panel discussion
held at 9 p.m. Wednesday as
of the Department of Jo
lism Open House.
Taking part in the discussi
professional newsmen and e
from places throughout theu
The men are studying under
cial programs in the journ
lax Milstein - Arthur Doctor - Lumay - Bardley
Handmacher - Sportleigh - David Crystal
Come in anytime, we'll be happy to see you. Our hours are:
Monday thru Friday:
9:30 till 5:30
9:00 till 1:00
Held in observance of national
newspaper week the Open House
will begin at 8 p.m. and will in-
clude guided tours through the de-f
partment and special exhibits.
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