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December 14, 1954 - Image 8

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Teacher, Student Appear in DAC Play


A pair of runaway lovers, 18th
century style, will be played by
Robert Kingston of the English de-
partment and Sue Serotte, '55, in
Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to
Opening Thursday at the Dramat-
ic Arts Center, the play will run
through Jan. 9 with performances
Thursdays through Sundays except
for Christmas weekend.
British Accent
Kingston, whose British accent
matches his role as an 18th cen-
tury Britisher is .at the University
as an exchange teacher from Ox-
ford University. An English litera-
ture major while at Oxford, he is
now teaching English composition
and a special seminar section for
junior English Honor majors.
He calls acting "a hobby I can
never quite get away from" but
says he prefers an academic ca-
"I feel most comfortable," Kings-
ton explained, "doing 18th century
and restoration comedy, probably
because 18th century literature is
my field."
His first role, Lavinia in Shaw's
"Androcles and the Lion," came
when he was 14 years old "before
my voice changed."
As an undergraduate and later as
a research student at Oxford he
played for six years with the
school's dramatic society.
Character Role
Capt. Potts in the recent Dramat-
ic Arts Center production of "The

ManyJobsFound in TV Studio

The white building at 310 May-
nard with the deceptively quiet ex-
terior is, in reality,' the center of
one of the University's busiest and
most profitable enterprises.
Although the Television Studio
cannot count its gains in monetary
profit, the value of its educational
TV programs and the steady
s t r e a m of experienced, well-
trained students they turn out is
considered much more valuable.
From the moment the studio
opens its doors in the morning,
people stream steadily in and out.
Script writers, prop men, direc-
tors, engineers, actors, camera
men and specialists in editing and
processing films all may be seen
Teaching by the "workshop"
principle, the studio lets its stu-
dents learn by actually putting on
the shows themselves. They may
find themselves in a lead role one
day and painting scenery the next.
But they learn the why's and how's
of television in every department.
A great portion of the studio's
time is devoted to making kineo-
scopes of educational TV pro-
grains. Noted for turning out some
of the finest programs in the
country, the studio carries on re-
search work constantly in learning
the best ways of presenting educa-
tional programs,


-Daily-Dean Morton

Moon on the Yellow River" was
Kingston's first character role.
In contrast to Potts, George Hast-
ings whom he portrays in "She
Stoops to Conquer" he describes as
"a typical 18th century gallant. A
man of wit, suavity and accom-
plished galantry, but only occa-
sionally of genuine feeling."

Increase in Korean Veteran
Enrollment Seen Next Year

An increase of 70 per cent in
Korean war veteran enrollment is
expected at the University next
year, according to Marjorie Uren,
Supervisor of Veteran Affairs.
The University's anticipation of
a 30 per cent increase in veteran
enrollment over last year was sur-
passed this semester by 30 per-
cent, she continued. Last year ap-
proximately 967 veterans were en-
Approximately 1,400 veterans are
now attending classes, Mrs. Uren
Enlistees Separated
More veterans are expected in
1955, Mrs. Uren said, because
Coast Guard, Air Force and Navy
enlistees from 1951 and 1952 will
be getting separations which will
make them eligible for 36 months
of education and training.
"I expect probably a 20 per cent
increase for the spring term and
a 50 per cent increase at the be-
ginning of the fall semester," Mrs.
Uren remarked.
Statistics reveal that the in-
creasing trend of enrolling Korean
veterans has prevailed throughout
the state with Wayne University
'U' Hospital Starts
New-Born Baby
Picture Service
Baby pictures taken less than 24
hours after birth are a new service
being offered to mothers at Uni-
versity Hospital.
Taken by an attendant in the
nursery, they are finished in De-
troit and returned for hospital
A company representative visits
the mothers with a packet includ-
ing sample birth announcements
and a copy of the baby's picture.
It is returned if the mother does
not wish to purchase the pictures.
University Hospital is one of the
few hospitals taking these pic-
tures. An opportunity is offered for
mothers to start an early photo-
graphic record of their children.
A poster in the Women's Hospital
Clinic gives advance notices for
prospective parents.
"The pictures taken just before
feeding turn out particularly well,"
a nursery staff member comment-
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ly low in cost. Try it!

and Michigan State leading the
The University's veteran en-
rollment reached its peak, in 1948
when it hit the 11,000 mark. Per-
centagewise, more Korean veterans
are taking advantage of a college
education, primarily because most
of the veterans are younger men,
Mrs. Uren commented.
Monthly Allowance
Veterans are now receiving a
monthly education allowance from
the government with which they
buy books, pay tuition and other
Under the Korean Veteran Bill
a veteran with a full-time train-
ing program, (14 credit hours),
single, with no dependents, re-
ceives $110 a month. Fifthy-five
per cent of the veterans fall into
this category.
Twenty-five per cent, with one
dependent, are receiving $135.
Twenty per cent of the veterans
with more than one dependent are
receiving $160.

Like Kingston, Miss Serotte does
not plan to make a career of act-
ing. By majoring in English, she is
aiming at a liberal education while
remaining in a field close to dra-
Acts in Buffalo
After six years in dramatic
school Miss Serotte got her first
role in a full length play when she
was a high school sophomore in
her native Buffalo.
In "The Little Foxes" she played
Birdie , a 40 year old alcoholic,
with a Buffalo University student
group. Recently she has ' played
such parts as the title role in the
yast year's Arts Theater children's
play, "The Ugly Duckling." She
calls it her first "musical role" be-
cause it included a song called
"The Ugly Duckling Blues."
Constance Niville, her part in
"She Stoops to Conquer," she char-
acterizes as "a young, lively, im-
pulsive girl with a lot of guts."
"She wants Hastings, but she
wants her fortune, too," and to
avoid losing it takes a number of
chances in fooling her aunt.
After her graduation in June,
Miss Serrotte's plans include mar-
riage to a dental student. Acting
has "always been more or less an
extra curricular activity" and will
remain a part time hobby.
Scroll Picture
Scroll will have their picture
for the 'Ensian taken at 7:15 p.m.
today at the League.
Buy Christmas Seals

FILM-EDITING ROOM-Specialists in film-editing and processing
work on incoming kineoscopes. Their job is to check the films for
continuity and make sure the taped programs run exactly in their
allotted time. White gloves keep the film clean.

TEST PATTERN-Camera man moves the camera "in" to get a
clear picture of the test pattern. The test design, familiar to most
television viewers, enables him to focus his equipment and get the
correct grayness contrast in the picture.

CONFERENCE-Studio men hash over possible staging of a tele-
vision show. Similar conferences take place when discussing the
original idea for the show, the writing of the script and the visual


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BEFORE THE SHOW-Studio workers put finishing touches on sets as they prepare for the shooting
of a program. The nearly empty studio will be converted into a beehive of activity as soon as they
finish and the actors, directors, cue men and various assistants come onto the floor.



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