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Groups Plan Pianist Courtland Discusses Music Inter-Arts

Flaherty Film Festiva

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"Films of Life" and their origi-
nator, the late Robert Flaherty,
will be featured during the Flaher-
ty Festival, scheduled for Feb. 22
and 25 and March 1 and 3 in
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Priced at $2 tickets for the four
film series will go on sale from 1
to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow through
Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday in the lobby of the Ad-
ministratlon Bldg. -
With films furnished by the
Flaherty Foundation in New York,
the Festival will be sponsored by
the English department and the
Gothic Film Society.
* *ci .
EXPLORING the world through
his camera, Flaherty -produced
such works of movie art as: "Na-
nook of the North" and "The
Land," to be shown Feb. 22;
"Moana" and "Industrial Britain,"
Feb. 25; "Man of Aran." March 1;
and "Louisiana Story," March 3.
In conjunction with the Fes-
tival University radio stations
will air a British Broadcasting
Company memorial program
"Portrait of Robert Flaherty."
at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 28. In
the program, moviemen Orson
Welles and John Huston pay
tribute to the man who "used
film as a painter uses his brush."
A display of Flaherty photo-
graphs consisting of movie stills
is currently on exhibit until Sun-
day, March 7 in Alumni Memorial
* * *
A NATIVE of Iron Mountain,
Flaherty received an honorary
Doctor of Fine Arts degree from
the University at the June, 1950,
commencement. The noted film-
maker died in July, 1951.

Founded last year, the Foun-
dation encourages and supports
the making of films in the Flah-
erty tradition and attempts to
develop an audience for these
According to Frances Flaherty,
the producer's wife, "Freedom of
expression in the film medium has
been achieved by very few film-
makers." But in some of her hus-
band's movies, he "Gave a new in-

film as an art form."
She explained the camera to
him "was an instrument for cap-
turing life in motion."
Flaherty films fall into neither
the fictional nor the documentary
category, since in both these cat-
egories the 'film is preconceived.
The producer did not preconceive,
he explored with the camera let-
ting the material tell its own

Tibetan Ar

Samples of Tibetan art which
include charm boxes, prayer wheels
and three sided daggers are =now
on display in the rotunda of the
Museum of Art,. Alumni Memorial
In their religious ceremonies,
Tibetan sorcerers stabbed demons
of the air with magic daggers, one
of which is shown. The three sided
blade stands for the virtues of
charity, chastity and patience
which are said to destroy the vices
of hatred, sloth and lust. Heads of
three protector deities form the
hilt top.
SEVERAL BRASS and, copper
charm boxes, set with inlays of
turquoise and choral are also on
display. These boxes are carried by
Tibetans on their journeys and
also rest on home altars. The
charms they contain are used in
warding off misfortune.
In the exhibition is a brass
prayer wheel. Prayers are writ-
ten on paper and placed inside
the cylinder which rotates on
an axle on conch shell bearings.
One revolution of the wheel rep-

resents one repetition of all
Several examples of the most
characteristic aspect of Tibetan
pictorial art, the painted banner,
is in the exhibition. These banners
show an Indian influence which,
according to Mrs.' Kamer Aga-
Oglu, curator of the Orient divi-
sion of the anthropology museum,
who arranged the exhibit, is due
to the Indian artistic traditions
which came to Tibet in the seventh
century A.D.
GENERALLY reproduced by
means of transfers, the banners
are printed in black and red ink,
giving,the outline but not the col-
oring. Ugually printed from metal,
or wood plates, the transfers are
applied on a piece of cotton or
The draftsman then goes over
the outline with a needle, leaving
a dotted impression on the can-
vas delineated with red or black
ink. Colors then are applied as in
tempera painting.

(Editor's Note: This story
about noted pianist Jane Court-
A varied and interesting selec- i is based on a recent inter-
tion of contemporary musicwill "It always shocked the Euro-
be highlighted next week-end wassokd hIuo
ben tihGghledStinxQre-t peans and seemed incongruous to
when the Griller String Quartet them that h
and Reginald Kell Players appear chami atranwoman nd laso
at Rackham Lecture Hall in the American could have talent" re-
14th annual Chamber Music Fes- markedJane Courtlanddhremem-
tival sponsored by the University bering the skeptical glances she
Musical Society. always received before she sat
In addition to the usual stan- down to play the piano as a stu-
dard works of chamber music lit- dent in Europe.
erature, four compositions by mod- de "h Eoe.I ch
ern composers will be heard, be- there I knew nothingecould daunt
gining with a performance of me," she added.
Ernst Bloch's Quartet No. 2 by + +
the Griller Quartet on Friday eve- AND NOTHING has. The petite,
ning. blonde's 36 years are filled with
Bloch, who was born in 1880 success and are characterized 'by
in Switzerland, has had a long a direct approach to every problem.
and fruitful career in music. While playing for a radio station
Many of . his works, such as in Europe she was asked to do a
"Schelomo" a rhapsody for cello weekly 15-minute program of con-
and orchestra and his Concerto temporary American music. Hav-
for Violin and Orchestra, have ing been away from home too long
reached a regular status in to be familiar with the latest mod-
concert repertories. Since com- ern music, she composed her own.
ing to the U.S. in 1916 he has
numbered many of our most
successful composers, men like Segy To ISC
Roger Sessions, Quincy Porter,
and Douglas Moore, as his pu- c
pils. Concerning Bloch's Quartet uua d
No. 2, which was composed in
1945, Roger Sessions has writ- African sculpture and its rela-
ten; "a work of ripe maturity tion to modern art will be discuss-
and artistic wisdom, and in ed by Ladislas Segy, director of the
some sense a more complete syn- New York City Segy Gallery, at
thesis than ever before of all the 4:13 p.m. Thursday in Auditorium
elements of Bloch's musical na- B. Angell Hall.
oure" Segy will speak in connection
On Sunday afternoon the Grill- with the exhibition of 38 pieces of
er Quartet will perform the Quar- African sculpture currently on dis-
tet No. 2 by Edmund Rubbra, a play at the Mueum of Art.
British composer little known in A student of African art for
this country but of considerable26yasSeyhscqida
note in the British Isles erbe 26 years, Segy has acquired a
woe instaepupilisofthes. Rubbra, wealth of knowledge on the sub-.
who as pu il f th ce ebr ted ject as he has collected, exhibit-
English composer Ralph Vaughan1 e1 and popularized the sculpture
Williams, is primarily known for1 of the tribes.
his symphonies, of which the fifth .
has been recorded. The Griller After painting for 18 years in
Quartet has also recorded his Paris, Segy came' to America in
Quartet No. 2 on London Records. 1936 and since that time has had
The Reginald Kell Players,Ieight one-man shows. Segy has
who take the stage on Saturday
evening, will play Bela Bartok'sy Pat ra CIa
"Contrasts" for violin, piano,
and clarinet, and also the Suite Helen oterala, Grad., will pre-
(1937) of Darius Milhaud. Both e pnoreralaGd.30lprm-
these composers are well known sent a piano recital at 8:30 p;m.
to Ann Arbor audiences, but tomorrow in Rackham Assembly
neither of, these two works have Hall.
been r eIncluded on her program will
benperformed here recently, be Bach's "Partita in E Minor,"
Milhaud is, of course, the gi.- Finney's "Sonata No. 4 in E Ma-
ant of French music, now Pro. inoey Schubert's "Sonata in A
fessor of Music at Mills College Minor Op. 164" and Chopin'sA
in California He is a prolifici "Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49."
composer who has. written for The program is open to the pub-
almost every medium, lichfree of charge.n h
Bela Bartok, the Hungarian >r hg
composer who since his death in I r .
1945 has risen to be one of the."
leading creative forces in music
today, wrote the "Contrasts" for
violin, piano, and clarinet in 1938.
It was commissioned by Joseph
Szigeti and Benny Goodman, who
have also recorded the work with
the composer at the piano. ..
Works by Haydn, Mozart, Bee-
thoven, Brahms, and Bach will "
make up the rest of the programs
on this year's festival. All per-
formances will be in Rackham
Lecture Hall, Friday and Saturday
at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30
p.m. Tickets may be purchased at 1 Pilot training begins at
the office of the University Musi- ! Aviation Cadets get 3n
cal Society in Burton Tower.
I -

In her apartment located on 7th
Avenue and 55th Street, the heart
of the music world in New York,
Miss Courtland who is the wife
of Dr. Philip Bond, leads a. busy
life. She concertizes. teaches 'pri-
vately, and is chairman of the
music faculty at the American
Theater Wing School.
"It's funny," she commented,
in this country teachers are con-
sidered "frustrated performers"
and musicians tend to spec-
ialize, while in Europe the
great performers did everything;
teaching, participating in or-
chestras, chamber groups and
playing as soloists.
After studying at the American
Conservatory of Music in Chicago.
she began her professional career,

t I

FOLLOWING a concert tour
through Europe, she went to the
Royal Academy in Budapest for,
post graduate work, where she
studied composition with Bela Bar-
tok and Zoltan Kodaly and during1
the next five years concertized
throughout Europe.
"Europeans, at the time wereI
prejudiced against American
musicians, so it wasn't until I
won the International Liszt
Prize that they really sat up and
took notice," she commented.
"But it was my final big con-
cert in Europe in 1937 financed
by the Ministry of Education in
Budapest that was the real proof.
Then they insisted that I must
have some Hungarian blood."

r ,

at 10, playing with the Chicago "Then the American passport
Symphony. Awarded a Julliard began to lose. its meaning due to
scholarship at 11, she came East the imminent threat of European
to study with Carl Friedburg and war so I accepted a contract with
eventually set the record as the NBC and returned to the States."
youngest graduate, winning the "It was at a concert for war
$1,000 Loeb Prize among other relief that Miss Courtland met her
awards. husband-who is a professional sing-
er as well as a doctor and together
they did many USO shows.
i sS Af riican"EVEN THOUGH the American
audience has become more apprec-
M ode rn ,A rt iative ,a European audience is still
a more cultivated and understand-
ing one." This is because music is
written and lectured extensively studied there in most cases as a
on aspects of African art and has cultural achievement rather than
published 15 essays on the subject, a means of earning a living as it
written in five languages. is most often here," she explained.
is mion -epangu ge s or "Therefore they trust and apprec-
His motion - picture short iate what they hear and are not
"Buma: African Sculpture Speaks" the slaves of critics.
will be shown with his lecture. "One important switch, though,"
-- she continued, "is that today, the
Cor posers e best training is in the United
-States and many Europeans now
For Csh Awards come here for their professional
Univrsiy cmposrs re ow, "Still the opportunities for
eligible to enter the 1954 Studenti performing are the best in Eur-
Composers Radio Awards, open to ope. This is especially true for
writers of both instrumental and opera, since there is only one big
vocal music. opera company in the United
States. Also, though the coun-
Prof. Ross Lee Finney and Dean tries in Europe are smaller, each
Earl V. Moore of the music school city has its artistic life, so that
are on .the permanent national there are more places to per-
standing committee for the con- form, Then the tastes vary so
test which will announce national that lack of success in one place
winners of the 1953 awards by does not mean lack of oppor-
June 1, tunity in another. While here all
First prize will be $2,000, sec- artists are dependent on New
ond prize $1,500 and third prize York reviews."
$1,000, while six $500 awards will Considering the old question
also be made. All awards will -be whether making a career of some-
applied to tuition and subsistence. thing one loves makes it lose some
Official rules and entry blanks of its 'beauty, Miss Courtland re-
may be obtained from director plied: "There are those to whom
Russell Sanjek, SCRA Project, music is a business and those to
fifth floor, 580 Fifth Avenue, New whom it is a life work. To me it
York 19. grows the more I know it."

With tentative plans for an In-
ter-Arts Festival to be held this
March, the Inter-Arts Union will
hold a revival meeting Saturday,
according to Anne Stevenson. '54.
temporary chairman of the group.
Urging students to attend the
meeting which will be held at 2
p.m. in the League, Miss Steven-
son said that all students are wel-
come "even if they feel they have
little creative talent."
FOUNDED six years ago, the
group was started by students who
felt the arts on campus were too
diverse and did not have sufficient
coordination. They aimed to' en-
courage student efforts with the
goal of producing such works at
an annual festival. Because of this
aim, there has been emphasis
placed on the performing arts-
drania, poetry, opera and the
With the demise of Arts Thea-
ter which was an outgrowth of
the Union, the group feels it has
an increasing obligation accord-
ing to Miss Stevenson.
In past festivals, the Union in
conjunction with the Festival has
produced T. S. Eliot's "Murder in
the Cathedral," Andre Obey's
"Rape of Lucretius" and Jean-
Paul Sartre's "No Exit."
LAST YEAR the group gave
Karl Magnuson's "Adam and Eve
and The Devil" and presented stu-
dent poetry sessions, composers'
forums and productions of the
ballet and modern dance clubs.
Saturday's meeting will discuss
plans for a March Festival and
also the organizational details of
electing officers and writing a
Concert Planned
By Badura-Skoda
Paul Badura-Skoda, one of the
outstanding young pianists of post-
war Europe, will present the sev-
enth concert of the Choral Union
Series at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in
Hill Auditorium.
His program will include Bach's
"Partita No. 2 in C Minor," Beeth-
oven's -"Sonata in C Minor, Op.
13," Bartok's "Suite, Op. 14" and
Brahms' "Sonata in F Minor, Op.
'Tickets may be purchased for
$1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3 in the Uni-
versity Musical Society offices in
Burton Tower.

'Caine Mutiny' Drama Reviewed



Taken by Herman Wouk from
his Pulitzer Prize winning war
novel, "The Caine Mutiny," this
courtroom drama is certainly one
of the most pentrating and dis-
turbing of recent years.
The entire action of the play
takes place within a few hours,
and except for a brief final scene,
within the same courtroom. And
so the audience faces for the first
time that which took some' 400
pages to describe in the novel.
These pages have been minimized
well to' make the story complete
and are only passed upon briefly
in conversation to bridge the gap
leading to the courtmartial.
* * *
WE MEET Lt. Maryk, simple
and uneducated, on trial for mu-
tiny; we meet Barney Greenwald,
his lawer, who does not hesitate
to tell Maryk that he would ra-
ther be prosecuting than def end-
ing; and we meet Kueeg, captain
of the Caine, petty tyrant and dic-
tator,;whomthe defense contends
was mentally ill at the height of a
typhoon when Maryk assumed the
ship's command.. These are the
three protagonists.
During the first half of the play
we also encounter the assorted
men who sympathize or are neu-
tral to, Maryk for assorted reasons
or excuses.
The play is not study in good
and evil 'as is Melville's "Billy
Budd." But it does force a fun-
damental question, and as
Greenwald queries, "wouldn't
the Japs and Germans be shak-;
ing hands on the Mississippi if
it weren't for men like Queeg?"
Whether or not Wouk had only
one meaning in mind is difficult
to ascertain. Certainly one inter-
pretation is that in times of emer-
gency we must look at the most
ominous portents on the horizonI
and not those inconsequental lit-
tle things that may be closer to
home; for it is these larger thingsa
that may destroy all else.
IN THE BRIEF final scene, a
quite-drunk Greenwald tells of his
admiration for Queeg whom he has
'a defeated and of his loathing for
Keefer, the real "mutineer" who
gave poor Maryk the reasons and
causes for action.
Herein the Jewish lawyer speaks
of the soap that his mother might

have been had not Queeg and oth-
ers like him been prepared to
stand in the enemy's way. It is the
common, non-intellect who is the
first and holding obstacle of the
eneny, and not the intellect who
stands behind a naive, gullible
person and persuades him that the
enemy is far away, but a more real
enemy is proximal and just as
This moral of obeying and re-
specting authority is certainly
not to be meant as political
columnist Arthur. Schlesinger,
Jr. took it as "the greatest dan-
ger society faces .. . a powerful
evidence of the unconscious un-
dertow ,of our times." In truth,
blind acquiescence to the au-
thoritarian can be dangerous in
peacetime, but the place-of the
mutiny-a critical battle area-
--and the time of the courtmar-

tial-a critical war-alters this
There is and can be no excuse,
other than psychological, for the
petty tyrant in peace or in war:
but there is again little room for
the reformer in times of war. The
reformer and do-gooder has his
accepted and needed place in a
democracy if it does not endanger
the security of the nation, in which
,case his silence can lead to the
'downfall of democracy.
"The Caine Mutiny Courtmar-
tial" is a superb theater piece; the
action is swift and 'the dialogue
direct. It does not preach reform,
it "preaches nothing," but makes
clear the value of careful thought
before action, doing so skillfully
with the audience or reading in
mind. It is a play that should be
seen and read in times of quiet or
.of turmoil.


Police Aid Lends Authentic
Touch to Detective Storv'

College Men!.
Fly with the Finest
in the Air Force

Authenticity is the motto for
the Student Players in their pro-
duction of Sidney Kingsley's "De-
tective Story" to be presented at
8 p.m., February 17-20 at the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The problems of knowing the
correct methods and procedures of
a station house had to be carefully
worked on by the cast. To help
them, the assistance of the local
Police' Department was enlisted.
The Traffic Court and the-Detec-
tive Bureau helped them to obtain
the necessary guns, black jacks
and handcuffs for the production.
* * *
THE STUDENTS were shown
how to use black. jacks, called per-
suaders in the play. These sticks
are of heavy leather and are filled
with shot. The weapon is heavy
and very deadly, when used cor-
Guns presented another prob-
lem. But again the police came
through with broken weapons
and authentic-looking toy guns.
The cast will also use some pri-
vately-owned revolvers. The cast
members learned that the police
do not use holsters for their guns
in the summer as they are too
heavy and warm. Revolvers are
kept in the hip pocket of the

The Department also loaned
handcuffs to the players and dem-
onstrated how to correctly hand-
cuff a prisoner and also how to
accurately book a suspect.
* * .*
WITH THIS help, equipment,
and information, this production
should have as near-correct pro-
oedure as possible.,
Ted Heusel directs the play and
is assisted by James Broadhead,
'54, producer; Susan Goldberg, '56,
props; and Arno Schniewind, G.
NR; set designer.
Mail orders for tickets are now
being accepted at $1.20-90c: The
box office will open on February 15.

Lackland Air Force Base, where
months of officer indoctrination.

The accredited bilingual summer
school sponsored by the Universidad
Autonoma de Guadalajara and mem-
bers of the Stanford University fac-
ulty will be offered in Guadalajara,
Mexico, June 27 - August. 7, 1954.
Offerings include art, creative writ-
ing, folklore, geography, history,
language and literature courses.
$225 covers six-weeks tuition, board
and room. Write Prof. Juan B. Rael,
Box K, Stanford University, Calif.

It's a hard grind, but Cadets In primary training the Cadet flies his first planes, a Piper
also find time to relax. 3" Cub, and this T-6. Later he will fly the more advanced T-28.
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.... ... ... .... ... ... .... .. ... ... .... ... ....... ... .. .... ...y . .-.

e For a fast, exciting and reward-
ing career, make your future in
the sky as an Air Force pilot. As
a college student, you are now
able to join that small, select bant
of young men who race the wind
in Air Force jets. You'll have the
same opportunities to learn, ad-
vance and establish yourself in
the growing new world of jet
Fly as one of the best
The pilot training you get in the
Air Force is the best in the world
-the kind that makes jet aces.
You'll learn to fly the fastest,
latest planes in the air-and fly
them safely and well. Those who
look to the skies will look to yo*
for leadership and confidence.
Into a brilliant future
You'll graduate as an Air Force
lieutenant, earning over $5,000 a
year. Your Air Force wings will
serve as credentials for important
positions both in military and
commercial aviation. Air Force
wings mark you as the very best
in the flying profession.

4 After flying conventional planes, he moves on to jets .. .
, going up with an instructor in this T-33 trainer.

1/2 Fried Disjointed Spring Chicken. .........«... . ..1.50
(Southern Style)
French Fried Fantail Shrimp, Shrimp Sauce. .. ........ .1.50

How to qualify for
Pilot Training as an
Aviation CadetI
To qualify, you must be at
least a high school graduate.
However, you will be of more
value to the Air Force if you
stay in college, graduate, and
then volunteer for training.
In addition, you must be be-
tween the ages of 19 and
26%, and in. top physical
condition. If you think you


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