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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 19,3

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'U' SECURITY OFFICER:
Teamsters Wrecked Firm- Craven

By MURRY FRYMER
Howard Craven's Exhibitor Film
Service was doing very well un-
til 1940.

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Functioning as "one big happy
family," the film-hauling concern
had been prospering since 1920
when Craven, then a man 27 years
old with high hopes for the fu-
ture, organized the company.
* * *
NOT LONG after the Detroit
firm was established, the employ-
es organized a union shop, join-
ing the Motion Picture Operators
Union of the American Federation
of Labor.
In 1940 the AFL Teamsters
Union made promising offers to
Craven's men and the com-
pany switched unions. Then
Teamster official Frank Fitz-
simmons approached him and
the future assumed a new look,
Craven said.
Craven added Fitzsimmons then
"declared himself in" for a 90 per
cent cut of the pay earned in car-
rying lithographed advertising for
movie theaters, one of the two
main jobs handled by Craven's ser-
vice.
LAST WEEK before a Congres-
sional investigating committee in
Detroit Craven, now a security of-
ficer for the University, told the
Johnston To Give
Talk in Cleveland
- Prof. Bruce G. Johnston of the
Engineering college will talk on,
"Structural Design for Strength
in Peace and~ War" in Cleveland
$ tomorrow as guest lecturer at Case
Institute of Technology.
Schools Meeting
The annual meeting of the 250
secondary'schools in Michigan
belonging to the North Central
Association of Colleges and Sec-
ondary Schools will be held to-
night at the Statler Hotel in De-
troit.~

Students
To Compete
In Broadcast
Five students have been select-
ed to represent the University on
"College Quiz Bowl," a nation-
wide NBC radio series which pre-
sents student quiz teams in inter-
collegiate competition.
On the programs, two teams
consisting of four students each
from the liberal arts field broad-
cast from their respective campus-
es.

Union
Union life membership cards
may be picked up by all eligible
male students between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. daily in the Union
business office.
Anyone who has been en-
rolled in the University and has
paid full tuition for eight se-
mesters is eligible.
330 VOICES :
Four Soloists
To Perform

NORTHWESTERN-PRODUCED
'Julius Caesar' Film To Be Presented

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HOWARD CRAVEN AND FAMILY RECALL UPS AND DOWNS
OF PAST
story of how the Teamsters ran veque, who operated Cinema Ser-
him into debt. vice. According to Craven, Fitz-
Beside the 90 per cent kick- simmons became dissatisfied
back, Craven said he paid Fitz- with the payments and threat-
simmons' income tax, which ened that unless more money
ad'ded about $600 to the pay- was forthcoming, a third com-
ment of nine to 10 thousand pany would enter the field.
dollars a year. Soon a third company was op-
"We disttibuted motion picture ened headed, according to Craven,
film," Craven said; "and I had to by John Staley, Jr., son of a busi-
rely on that to pay my expenses ness agent for the Teamsters Un-,
and keep from going into debt." ion. .
"But," he continued, "the un- IN 1947, Craven said, he sold
ion battled me through strikes out for $7,000.

THEY ANSWER questions pos- 1flivessian
ed by a moderator in New York
with special network hookups re- Four well known soloists who
quired for each broadcast. have made opera and concert ap-
Picked by a faculty committee pearances throughout the country
to compete for the University as well as abroad will appear with
were Thomas Dell, '54, member a 330-voice chorus in two perform-
of Phi Beta Kappa; Anne Ste- ances of the "Messiah" at 8:30 p.-
venson, '54, assistant editor of m. Saturday and 2:30 Sunday.
Generation; Harry Lunn, Jr., Soprano soloist will be Maud
'54, Daily managing editor; Vir- Nosler, widely known as an ora-
-ginia Voss, '54, Daily editorial torio specialist and as an interpre-
director and Ronald Witt, '54 ter of Baroque period music. Sing-
Phi Beta Kappa member. ing mostly in the Chicago area as-
One of these will be selected to soloist with choral groups, Missr
serve as an alternate. Nosler recently sang the "Messiah"
Each week, the winning school soprano role in the Mormon Tab-
will receive a $500 award for a ernacle in Salt Lake City.
campus fund of its choice. The * * *
victorious team then will return OPERATIC STAR Carol Smith{
to compete the following week. has received numerous compli-
Because of the Christmas va- ments from critics throughout the
cation; arrangements are being country since her debut only twof
made to transcribe the broad- years ago. Singing the contralto1
cast. The recording date has role in the local presentation of
been set for 8 p.m. Dec. 15 in the "Messiah," Miss Smith has ap-
Auditorium A, Angell Hall, with peared in the roles of Carmen,
the broadcast scheduled for 8 Ortrud and Amneris. '
p.m. Jan. 2. The recording ses- Tenor soloist Walter Frede_-i
sion will be open to the public. icks, who has been described by
The University's opponent for concert-goers as "a lyric tenor
the first broadcast will' not be of great beauty ... having a full
made known until the Saturday and vibrant voice" has become a
before, the recording, when the leading operatic and concert star
preceeding winner will be an- since 1947.
nounced. If the Michigan team
wins it will participate again in Metropolitan Opera basso Nor-
the Jan. 9 broadcast, man Scott will complete the group
;of soloists, all of whom are 'appear-
ing for the first time in Ann Arbor
TV To Show during these concerts. Scott has
sung leading roles in "Aida," and
fj 7'*)solo parts of "Beethoven's Ninth"
U Fe t rand the "Verdi Requiem."
The University Musical Society
The adventures of a red wagon Orchestra and Mary McCall Stub-
and the art of figure skating will bins at the organ complete the
be the subjects of two University personnel who will perform the
television features tonight over Handel work. Lester McCoy will
WPAG-TV. conduct the mass choir and or-
On "Story Time" at 6:30 p.m chestra combination.
Willie the wagon, deserted by his Ticket prices for both perform-
owner, tries being a kite, a fire ances, usually given before capa-
engine and a boat in order to win city houses, are 50 and 70 tents.
friends. They can be purchased in the Uni-
Figure skating from the view- versity Musical Society offices in
points of the professional, teach- Burton Memorial Tower from 9:45
er and student will be discussed a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily.
at 6:45 p.m. on "Dateline Ann --
Arbor." Mary Frances Greschke, Tolk
Grad., will present the profession- iviU rave (
al, and teacher's side. Represent- Ot Tax Incidence
m 1otd nnan c'n +inry iirilnt.

By HARRY STRAUSS wald Museum became the "For- matic material at hand into filmic
A collegf film interpretation of um Romanum." Most of the film language - cinematographiquE
"Julius Caeser," one of the world's was shot among the columns of Muih of the drama is unfurled b
great dramas, will be shown in Ann Soldier's Field. use of the camera and indirect ext-
Arbor Friday, Saturday and Sun- pression.
day. Bradley had fewer than 70 ex-
tras to work with, so deft camera Some degree of symbolism is
Shakespeare's historical tragedy work and sound gives the impres-: evident, but this merely speeds
eras filmed entirely at Northwest- sion of a crowd. He rented an un- the picture on its way and a
ern University with non-profes-
sional actors, for the most part used swimming pool, made use of series of short glimpses replaces
old GI helmets for Roman ones and the more wordy visions of the
students, and one then-novice had the actors make and wear' characters.
from Broadway, Charleton Heston.hir onatows k
Under director David Bradley the t * , Special style of the picture i(,
production was filmed within a ;the use of close-ups of faces in
$15,000 budget using natural sur- THE FILM IS particularly suc- front of a totally dark background,
roundings of Chicago for back- cessful in the translation of dra- gaining new possibilities of char-
ground in outdoor scenes. acter sketches without the aid of
* * * o unnecessary costume and props.
THE FILM, begun in 1949 and Out01 f r5Entirely co-ordinated visually, the
completed in six months, was ori- To e ipicture works with minute light
ginally produced on 16mm film effects. Sound is used sparingly;
with a running time of 90 minutes. Detroit and then only when it is absolutely
with ~~t aDrnnngrimiof90economist W. C. Flah- necessary.
For many scenes, settings ori- erty will discuss the economic out- On the other hand, Shakes
ginally built for other films were look for 1954 at a meeting of the peares language is kept intact and
used. One of the exterior scenes, professional business fraternity the influence of Sir Laurence Oli-
the Battle of Philippi, was film- Alpha Kappa Psi at 7:30 p.m. to- vier is present in the use of the si
ed on sand dunes near Chicago night in Rm. 130 Business Admin- lent inner monologue.
while the entrance of the Rosen- istration Bldg. "Julius Caeser" will be shown at
The meeting is open to the pub- 7 and 9 p.m. in Pattengill Auditor-
T o On Facult lic. ium, Ann Arbor High School.
To Talk at Confab i Vae P viah "i"'"-..I

Two faculty members of 'the
School of Social Work will take
par itn the conference of the Am-
erican Public Welfare Association
to be held today through Saturday
in Chicago.
Dean Fedele F. Fauri will serve
as moderator of a panel discussion
on social security, while Prof. Clar-
ice Freud wil speak on "What are
Acceptable Substitutes f o r a
Child's Own Home?"
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and wages got so high that I
couldn't keep going. After the
two-week strike in 1946, I had to
pay wages for the time they had
been out.
."THE WORKERS were then
getting $88 a week and three weeks
vacation with pay and had 14-
days sick leave retroactive for a
period of three years."
Until 1940, Craven had com-
petition only from Gustave Le-

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"When I got through paying
my debts, I had nothing left,"
he said. "I took janitor's job at
school in Southfield Township
for $35 a week."
Craven, who is married and has
a daughter, went to Florida to try
his luck there, working at odd jobs
from 1948 through 1952.
"That's no place to work,
though," he mused. "They all
wanted to pay the 75 cents an
hour minimum. I did some car-
pentry and painting until my
brother came down to help me."
Craven's brother, Harold, a se-
curity officer group leader, offer-
ed him the post with the Univer-
sity. Craven took the job and mov-
ed to Ann Arbor with his family.
Faculty Members
Attend ConferenceE
Four members of the School of
Natural Resources faculty will at-
tend the mid-century conference)
on resources for the future to be
held today through Friday inI
Washington, D.C.
Dean Emeritus Samuel T. Danaj
of the natural resources school isI
co-chairman of the section on
utilization and development of
land resources, while Dean Stan-
ley G. Fontanna will present a pa-
per on the "Need for a Study of
the Patterns of Forest Land Own-
ership."

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Me a d Company ciety," a group of economics ma-
jors will sponsor an address on
C. Barbre of the Monsanto "Tax Incidence" by Prof. Richard
Chemical Company will speak at Musgrave at 8 p.m. today in the
8 p.m. today in Rm. 348 West En- West Conference Rm. of Rackham
gineering Bldg. on "Me and Com- Bldg.
pany." Following the lecture, to which
His talk will deal with the de- the public is invited, refreshments
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