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Union Opera Ends Year
Before Capacity Crowds'


Sell-out crowds were in vogue
again this year as the 1953 Union
Opera production, "Up 'N' Atom,"
visited seven cities on its success-
ful road tour.
Completing the trip last Satur-
day in Chicago, the cast put on
what Road Show Manager Dick
Huff, '55BAd, termed its best per-
formance. The Chicago show be-
ing the last of the year, the play-
ers did quite a bit of ad libbing to
the delight of the audience, ac-
cording to Huff.
THE OPERA played in one more
city this year, adding Buffalo to
last year's itinerary which includ-
ed Lansing, Toledo, Cleveland,
Flint, and Detroit as well as Chi-
cago. Huff estimated an increase of
approximately 600 miles in dis-
tance traveled as a result.
Best turn-outs for the show
were in Detroit, where nearly
500 were turned away on New
Year's Eve, and Flint. The cast
received enthusiastic welcomes
by the sponsoring alumni groups
in each city.
Proceeds from (he ticket sales
will go to the alumni associations
in each city where the Opera play-
ed. The funds will be placed in the
Regents-Alumni Scholarship Fund
by the alumni groups.
* * *
HIGHLIGHTING with a trace
of irony an otherwise uneventful
trip was a brief foray with a duty-
minded official of a truck-weigh-
ing station en route to the Op-
era's first appearance in Buffalo.
. Although possessing an Inter-

state Commerce Commission
permit to truck its equipment
anywhere in the country, the
Opera found its scenery and cos-
tumes impounded by the official
for failing to meet New York
State trucking regulations.
A hurried call to Albany cor-
rected the situation and the Op-
era continued to Buffalo.

SL Agenda
The Student Legislature will
meet at 7:30 p.m. today in
Strauss House Dining Rm. of
the East Quadrangle to discuss
the following topics:
Report on Michigan State
College registration procedure.
Thanksgiving vacation re-
Report on the Free Univer-
sity of Berlin.
Committee reports.
All faculty members and
students have been invited by
SL to attend the meeting.

Botanist Gives Pointers
On Breeding of Orchids

Home-grown orchids may fur-
nish stiff competition for florists'
expensive corsages.
Walter F. Kleinschmidt, Super-
intendent of the University Bo-
tanical Gardens, explained that
house-plant orchids need only
such simple requirements as wa-
tering, humidity, fresh air, tem-
perature changes and cleanliness.

commended less expensive varie-
ties of Cattelayas and Laelias as
suitable plants to begin orchid-
raising with, and suggested that
they be placed near a south win-
dow. Venetian blinds, he added,
are particularly suited to give the
right degree of sunlight.

Daily-Don Campbell
ON CUE-Director Strowan Robertson watches Doris Roberts offer encouragement to Gerald Rich-
ards in a rehearsal scene from the Arts Theater's next presentation, Ibsen's "Rosmerholm."
Arts Theater To Present Ibsen Play

"A play that combines the hys-
teria of politics, the tenseness of
melodrama and the mood of a
murder mystery" is Director Stro-~
wan Robertson's description of Ib-
sen's "Rosmerholm" which will
open at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Arts
"Rosemerholm," one of Ibsen's
later plays, is the story of an ideal-
U' Symphony
Band To Give
Concert at Hill
Chora music will be featured7
by the Symphony Band when it
presents its first formal concert
of the season at 8:30 'p.m. Friday1
in Hill Auditorium.
The Michigan Singers will sing
three numbers conducted by Prof.,
Maynard Klein of the music
school. Later women members of
the Singers will join with the
band, in presenting Monteverdi's
sonata espra "Sancta Maria, ora
pro nobis."
Under the direction of Prof.+
William D. Revelli of the music
school, the Symphony Band will1
present Grofe's "March for Am-
ericans," Mendelssohn's "Over-
ture for Band" and Rimsky-Kor-
sakov's "Concerto for Trombone"+
with soloist Bruce Whitener, '56
SM. Also included in the program+
will be William's "Folk Song1
Suite," Respighi's "Pines of the
Appian Way," Reed's "Symphony
for Brass and Percussion," Gal-+
lois' "Grape Frestival from Italian
Sketches" and Werle's "Michigan
Prof. Gleason
Plans Ziwet
Lectures Here
Prof. Andrew M.. Gleason of
Harvard University has been cho-
sen to deliver the Ziwet lectures
which will continue for the next1
two weeks.
These lectures, sponsored by the
mathematics department of the
University ard financed from the
estate by Prof. Alexander Ziwet,+
wh0 was at one time head of the
mathematics department of the
College of Engineering.+
Professor Gleason was awarded
a prize by the American Associa-
tidn for the Advancement of Sci-
ence for the most outstanding pa-
per presented at its St. Louis
meeting in 1952. The series titled
"Locally Compact Groups and the
Coordinate. Problem," are an ex-
pansion of his prize winning pa-
Yope Elected New
Tau Beta Pi Head
Tau Beta Pi, honor society of
the College of Engineering, elect-
ed Joe Yope, '54E, president at a
meeting held last night in the
Other new officers are: Roger
Maugh, '55E, vice-president; Jere
Brophy, '55E, recording secretary;
Dave Davies, '55, corresponding
secretary, and Bill Kelly, '54E, cat-

ist, Rosmer, who is caught in the
snare of a corrupt world.
ROSMER is a man "who tries to
be right in a world which isn't
concerned with right, -who thinks
he is innocent but discovers that
nobody is innocent," according to
Ibsen's later plays have for
some time been neglected, al-
though these are the plays that
some critics consider the great
ones. There is, currently, an Ib-
sen revival which stresses these
late plays.
Considered to be "astoundingly
timely" because of the political
background of the play, "Rosmer-
holm" tells of the choice by the'
man in the middle between the
forces of the right and left.
Rosmer is a former clergyman
turned agnostic who finds he needs

the old standards when he is trap-
ped in political connivings.
* * *
THE DETECTIVE element is in-
troduced in the play when the
question of who killed Mrs. Ros-
mer is considered.
Because of this, "Rosmer-
holm" is sometimes considered
as one of the earliest detective
plays as both the problems of
detection and motive are in-
Rosmer will be played by Ger-
ald Richards; Rebecca West by
Doris Roberts; Mrs. Helseth, the
housekeeper, by Nancy Born;
Kroll, a reactionary, by Bernard
Tome; Brendel, a romantic-ideal-
ist, by John Dennis, and Mortens-
gaard, the blackmailer, by Herbert
King. The set was designed by Roy

Eclipse of Moon, Good Omen,
To Usher in Week of Finals

A total eclipse of the moon, tra-
ditionally an omen of good luck
and good fortune, is predicted to
take place on the evening of Jai.
18, the first day- of final exams.
"Students will have an oppor-
tunity, rare in academic history,
of besieging the citadel of learning
and destroying it," in the opinion
of Donald R. Pearce of the Eng-
lish department.
* . *
IN HIS "Aeneid," Virgil describ-
ed an eclipse of the moon in the
words, "per amica silentia lunae,"
which, translated, reads "under
the friendly silence of the moon."
continued Pearce.
He says the reason it is such
a good omen is that when the
moon was in total eclipse at the
time of the Trojan War, the
Greeks sailed to and captured
the city of Troy..
Prof. Hazel M. Losh of the as-
tronomy department points out
that the moon will first touch the
earth's shadow at 7:30 p.m. and
will then slowly spread untilto-
tality sets in at 9:17 p.m.
The totality will end at 9:47 p.m.
but it will take the moon about an
hour and a half more to leave the
shadow of the earth, Prof. Losh
* * *
THE MOON will shine with a
dull reddish glow,she adds, de-
prived of its blue rays by the at-
mosphere which scatters and dif-
fuses the blue light.

"The moon will be plainly vis-
ible, illuminated by sunlight
which filters through the earth's
atmosphere and is bent and re-
fracted into the shadow and then
onto the moon," Prof. Losh
More astronomical features dur-
ing this month will be the length-
ening of the day by about an hour
and the fact that Jupiter will con-
tinue to be the bright one in the
southern sky, says Prof. Losh.
Also this month, the constella-
tion Gemini will be easily observed.
This constellation is composed of
two almost parallel lines of stars
and extends northeasterly from
Retired Barbour
Gym Matron Dies
Mrs. Estelle M. Blackburn, a
former University employe, died
yesterday at St. Joseph's Mercy
Before her retirement in 1946,
Mrs. Blackburn served for 40 years
as a matron in the Barbour Gym-
nasium. Born on Sept. 28, 1873,
she resided at 719 N. Fourth Ave.
and is survived by a son, Clyde, of
Ann Arbor.

Panel To Talk
On Education
Four University professors will
make up the panel for the first in
a series of discussions about "To-
day's News and Tomorrow's
Schools" at 8 p.m. today in the
Kalamazoo Rm. of the League.
Assistant Professor A. K. Stev-
ens of the English department will,
moderate, with Prof. Wesley H.1
Maurer, journalism department'
chairman, Prof. Preston W. Slos-
son of the history department and
Prof. Claude Eggertsen of the
School of Education completing
the panel.
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor
chapter of the American Federa-
tion of Teachers, the discussion
will deal with various news events
and their relation to the public
The panel discussion will be pre-
ceded by a short business session
and followed with a group discus-
Seniors Consider
Gift Presentation
Senior Board is considering a
plan to present the class of '54's
gift to the University in five years
at its first reunion, John Black,
'54, president of the Board said
Also under discussion is the in-
itiation of a book fund to be be-
gun by the class of '54 this year
and carried on by succeeding
classes. The fund would be used to
buy contemporary textbooks so
that students unable to afford
them would be able to use the
texts for the entire semester,
Black said.

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While you were away, things were happening at the corner of Liberty
and Division Streets. Specifically, Ann Arbor Federal moved into its
new $300,000 home.
At that time we held a big four-day open house celebration. We
invited Ann Arbor to drop in and inspect our new, modern facilities .. .
and much of Ann Arbor did just that.
Since you were away-enjoying the Christmas holidays at home-
you naturally missed out on the big event. So right here and now we'd
like to extend to you a'special-invitation to drop in and look over the
many features of our new building.
And while we're on the subject, remember that Ann Arbor Federal
is always ready to help you with your home financing problems. During
its more than 63 years of service to the Ann Arbor community, the
Association has helped make it possible for over 7800 local residents to
own homes of their own.
Remember too that savings accounts at Ann Arbor Federal earn a
dividend of 2Yj percent. That's important to you. Combine it with the
safety, the security and the insured protection we offer holders of savings
accounts . . . and you'll understand why more than 8500 persons are
currently saving for tomorrow-today-at Ann Arbor Federal.


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