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Pirates, Dog
Shatter Quiet
On Diagonal
Breaking the noon-time tranquili-
ty of the diag yesterday with the
screams of women and the barking
of a Great Dane, the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society was preparing for
the opening of its production, "Pi-.
rates of Panzance," at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre at 8:00 to-
Pirat'es and police were engaged
in mortal combat which disturbed
the peace of the Great Dane who
is accustomed to take his noon si-
esta on the diag.
However, everyone, Great Dane
included, left the diag for the Lyd-
ia Mendelssohn box office where
tickets for the operetta are now
on sale.
Yearly Events
Tickets for the performances on
Wednesday and Thursday are 60
and 80 cents. Those for the Friday
and Saturday performances are
priced at 90 cents and $1.20.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society
produces two operettas a year with
the profits going to support a schol-
arship for a needy member of the
Frank Green, '56, society presi-
dent, invites all students "interest-
ed in working for us" to get in
touch with him.
Staging Diversy
The society differs from most
musical groups on campus in that
it attracts students from various
schools and colleges. The diversity
of jobs means that almost anyone
interested in stage production will
find a waiting position, said Green.
He added that after the produc-
tion of "Penzance," some of the
members will get together from
time to time to read and discuss
the works of Gilbert and Sullivan.
In addition to the Ann Arbor
performances, the operetta will be
presented in Bay City on Nov. 26
and at Detroit's Rackham Auditor-
ium on Nov. 27.

Director-Actor Breck A voids'Types'

"In theater I've been fighting
Peter Breck who has played "ev-
erything from a 17-year-old juve-
nile to Iago" feels that an actor
should be able to cover all kinds of
Coming from a theatrical family
-his mother was a chorus girl, his
father a band leader-the 25-year-
old actor originally planned a ca-
reer in business administration.
Show Business Unstable
His parents felt show business
was too unstable so Breck gave
business school a try. He soon
found, however, drama was what
he really wanted.
Breck decided to give himself
six years to see how he could get
on in the theatrical world. Seven
years later he is still with it.
In the interim the young actor
has attended drama schools at the
University of Texas and Houston
University, written and directed
shows for Houston's "Frontier Fi-
esta," and appeared with stock
companies and in television shows.
To Play Darrell Blake
Currently a member of the Dra-
matic Arts Center company, Breck
will appear as the revolutionary,
Darrell Blake, in "The Moon in
the Yellow River" opening Friday.
Breck likes the type of plays the
Dramatic Arts Center is doing be-
cause they avoid the "schmaltz"
which makes up the repertoire of
many community theaters.
Directing, Breck says, is his
eventual goal. At Houston's 1952
"Frontier Fiesta," an annual pag-
eant similar to Michigras at which
35 shows are presented by students,
he wrote five and directed 10 of
them. The young actor also direct-
ed three shows in Melville, Pa.
this summer.
Breck prefers acting before a
live audience to television work. In
TV, the actor is restricted by the
limited range of the camera and
cannot devote his full energies to
his role, he said. Although he has

Dos Passos
Novelist and historian John
Dos Passos will be the third
speaker of the University Lec-
ture Course this semester.
He will speak on "Jefferson's
Times" at 8:30 p.m. Thursday
in Hill Auditorium.
The author's Ann Arbor ap-
pearance iS part of his first
lecture tour, devoted to Jeffer-
son and Jeffersonian ideals.
A result of considerable re-
search his book, "The Head and
Heart of Thomas Jefferson" ap-
peared in 1953.
"U.S.A.," Dos Passos' well
known triology deals with
Americans in every walk of life.
His most recent book is "Chosen
Tickets for the lecture which
will be on sale tomorrow from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday
from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., are
priced at $1.25, $1 and 50 cents.

UCLA, Florida Political Life Unlike 'U'

Political life on two universities
at opposite ends of the country of-
fers a contrast to political activity
at the University.
While organizations can receive
recognition by the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs here, a University of
California at LospAngeles regula-
tion prohibits partisan political
groups from meetings on campus
or applying for university recog-
In addition, by-laws of the gov-
erning body of UCLA, the Associ-
ated Students of the University of
California at Los Angeles, con-
tain a section prohibiting political
advertisements in The Daily Bru-
in, student publication.
Successful Groups
However, certain groups have

been able to operate with some
success. in carrying on political ac-
tivities. The Speech Activities
Board has sponsored debates be-
tween political figures; Public Leg-
islation Committee attempts to
keep the student body informed of
important issues in the state leg-
islature and in Congress have met
with Administration censorship.
National Students Association
conducts an annual campaign to
recruit members for the Young
Democrat and Young Republican
clubs which are scattered through-
out Los Angeles.
Labor Youth League, Young
People's Socialist League and
Schiller To Talk
On Anthroposophy
"Anthroposophy, "A Modern Ap-
proach To Man and World" will be
the lecture topic of P. E. Schiller
at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Auditorium
C, Angell Hall.
Second lecturer in a series spon-
sored by Lane Hall, Schiller is a
staff member of the Department
of Natural Science at the Free
Academy for Spiritual Activity in
Science and Art at the Goethea-
num in Dornach, Switzerland.

Young Progressives groups also
hold meetings near campus.
University of Florida
At the University of Florida, an
entirely different situation pre-
vails. There is only .one organiza-
tion-Young Democrats - whose
function it is to bring state and
national political leaders to the
According to a spokesman for
the University, "In analyzing the
Southern political situation you can
see the uselessness of forming any
organization to bolster the cam-
paigns of the Republican Party."
During general elections, groups
which back specific caniidates
form and work as a coordinating
body with the county party organ-
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First Draft of Proposed City
Charter Nearing Completion

... "The Moon in the Yellow River"

attended three schools - Houston, Breck's future plans include
Texas, and Syracuse University as courses at the University, either
a business administration student in the business administration
--dramatic interests have always school or the speech department or
interferred with getting a degree. both.
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Air Force ROTC men who want
advancedrcombat flying training
will now be required to sign up for
a four-year period after their one-
year post-graduate basic training.
This information from t h e
AFROTC headquarters in Mont-
gomery, Ala., does not change
present cadet commitments. They
will continue to be eligible to gain
their commissions upon gradua-
tion, and to win their wings in the
normal three year tour of active
This new order comes from an
Air Force reviving of its stringent
demands required of men who want
to fly fighting planes. The move re-
flects a situation announced earlier
this month that pilot recruitment
has "gone over the top."
Due to Pilot Shortage
Col. William H. Parkhill, pro-
fessor of air science explained that
a critical lack of pilot trainees in
1952 had jeopardized the air de-

fense of the country, and drastic
measures were needed. At that
time AFROTC cadets, regardless
of a prior understanding were re-
quired in most cases to sign up for
pilot training in order to be com-
The tone of the current informa-
tion indicates that this shortage has
now been filled, and that qualified
men are entering pilot training in
unprecedented numbers.
The pilot backlog, men who have
not yet begun flying course, is re-
ported to be in the neighborhood of
7000 men, of which some 5000 are
AFROTC graduates.
Cancer Society
Begins Local Poll
In its third annual follow-up of
smoking in Ann Arbor, the Ameri-
can Cancer Society began survey-
ing residents in the local area.
Part of a national annual check-
up of 187,766 men who were inter-
viewed in 1952, the survey is be-
ing instituted under the direction
of Mrs. C. W. Thrasher and Mrs.
H. Marvin Pollard. Some 60 Ann
Arbor women will report on data
collected on nearly 1,000 men in
this area.
This nation-wide study is carried
out in communities where reason-
ably g o o d medical facilities
abound, and where an experienced
volunteer organization is already
in existence. There must also be
a great enough number of men
ranging from 50 to 69 years of age.
Volunteers are asked to interview
only neighbors, relatives, and close
friends in the appropriate age

First draft of Ann Arbor's pro-
posed city charter will be complet-
ed within a few weeks, Charter
Revision Committee President
Lawrence Ouimet said yesterday.
Various local groups will receive
copies, while an open meeting will
be held a few weeks later to discuss
the plan. Ouimet said that the
final draft must be submitted to
Gov. G. Mennen Williams by Jan.
31 so that it may be placed on
the April election ballot here.
Featuring many changes, the
charter as it now stands calls for
a city administrator who would
co-ordinate the local offices. An
appointed officer, he would differ
from a city manager by not being
able to hire and fire city employes.
In addition to co-ordinating city
offices in their work, the city ad-
ministrator would supervise serv-
ice departments, such as the de-
partment of public works and the
park department.
The position of city controller
may possibly be incorporated in
the first draft, Ouimet continued.
This post would enable the city
controller to centralize the gov-
ernment's purchasing and person-
Centralization of all city collec-
tions may also be included in the
proposed charter, Ouimet contin-
uel. Water bills, for example, would
be paid at this office instead, of
With the exception of the health
board, standing boards and com-
missions will be abolished if the
charter is passed, he said. How-
ever, City Council may create spe-

cial commissions to serve in an
advisory capacity for two years
after the charter goes into effect.
Makeup of City Council will be
different under the proposed char-
ter, Ouimet pointed out. There will
be no elected council president,
while the mayor will take over as
presiding officer and will possess
'a veto. 'In case of tie votes the
mayor will be authorized to cast
the deciding vote.
Council will be reduced from its
present 15 representatives and
president to 10 members plus the
f mayor by cutting the number of
wards from seven to five.
The five wards will be almost
entirely new in outline, he said.
They will be somewhat pie-shaped,
enabling additions to the wards to
be made according to changes in
the distribution of Ann Arbor's po-
pulation. Each ward will be set up
with aproximately the same num-
ber of voters, Ouimet asserted.
Although nothing is specified in
the charter's first draft concerning
possible reapportionment in the
future, this may be added, he con-
As is presently done in Ypsilanti,
county supervisors from here will
be appointed to office by the may-
or if the charter is approved. In
addition, Ann Arbor's assessor
would be a member of the super-
visors, Ouimet concluded.
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as follows:

-Animal Husbandry or General Agricul-
--M.E., C.E., or E.E.
Marketing, Statistics, or Mathematics
--Master or4PhD required
-Commerce or Liberal Arts
-Chemists; Bio., Organic and Physical,
both Bachelor and PhD; Physicists;
E.E. or M.E.
-Commerce or Liberal Arts
-Animal Nutrition or General Agricul-
--Agronomy, Horticulture, General Ag-
riculture or Entomology
-Commerce, Liberal Arts, or Dairying

Our representative will be on campus to interview
graduates on Friday, November 19. We are inter-
ested in graduates for positions in our company


Full Line Meat
Animal Feed
Plant Food
Ice Cream



Not Illegal
Pictured in a Daily Photo Fea-
ture Sunday, the vertical fire es-
cape at 711 E. Catherine is not
illegal since the home is a private
Vertical fire escapes are illegal'
only on multiple family dwellings.

For additional information regarding employment opportunities, see
booklets and brochures in the Placement Office.
Campus interviews may be arranged through your Placement Director.

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