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TnI RSDAY, MAY 19, 1935


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Yale Student
Adopts New
Yale students are going to be
serious from now on .. . that is,
if Yale can help it!
"To revive the students' inter-
est in academic work and to mo-
dify their attention to extra curri-
cular activities," the university has
instituted a major change in the
undergraduate arts and science
Effective in Sept. 1956, the plan
will provide a broader liberal arts
program and will eliminate the
danger of producing people edu-
cated only in their specialized
Fewer Electives
The revised course of study,
which will permit fewer electives
and more required courses, will
enable sophomore students to be-
gin to work in their field of con-
Seniors and juniors and a limit-
ed number of sophomores will par-
ticipate in an interdepartmental
Honors Program, emphasizing se-
minar work, based on extensive
reading lists and comprehensive
The new program has grouped
the curriculum into three major
areas: the humanities and arts;
history and social sciences; mathe-
matics and natural science. The
Yale students will take three one-
year courses in one area during
his first two years. He will also
take two one-year courses in
In the first two years, the un-
dergraduate will select courses
from English, modern or ancient
history, modern or ancient lang-
uages, the history of art or music,
the social sciences, the natural sci-
ences or mathematics, and classi-
cal civilization.
"Well Rounded Student"
Yale officials believe develop-
ment of well-rounded intellectual-
ly mature students "should be
stressed. They contend that extra-
curricular activities, athletics, and
week-end parties are conflicting
with "important educational gains
with "i m p o r t a n t educational
gains. "
Yale spokesmen believe that if
quality and content of the under-
graduate curriculum is improved
students will be as stimulated by
their intellectual achievements as
by their extracurricular endeavors.
State Official
To Speak Tonight
Michigan Secretary of State
James M. Hare will address work-
ers of the Democratic Party at 8
p.m. tonight.
The meeting will take place at
the Komo Club 84 So. Greene. It
is open to the public according to
Mrs. Mary Moise, city Democratic

League Chief Has Sense of Humor

Actress' Career Includes
Vaudevile, Radio, Theatre

As president of the League, Lucy
Landers, '55, has been described
by associates as "a perfect lady."
But people who have gotten to
know Miss Landers informally
have a less demure impression of
the red-head from Philadelphia.
When she has time to relax and
drop the garb of an efficient exec-
utive they say, her sense of humor
comes through.
Entered in Pre-Med
Miss Landers came to the Uni-
versity as a pre-medical student
but has since given up the idea be-
cause "I don't think I could stand
the pressure and long hard yearsI
of work."
But while she took several pre-
med courses these have "always
been on the side" she explained,
and her principal academic inter-
est has been history. "It is one
of the broadest majors you can
take," she said.
Work in the League began for
Lucy in her freshman year when
she joined the cast of Frosh Week-
end. The following year she work-
ed on the Soph Cabaret commit-
tee, and most of her junior year
was devoted to Joint Judiciary and
Women's Judiciary.
Lucy has also been Panhellenic
delegate from her sorority, Phi
Beta Phi, and a rushing chairman
which she describes as "the worst
job in any activity."
Would Like Revised Rushing
"I'd like to see a revision in
the rushing system for both men
and women from all angles," she
Living in a sorority Lucy feelsI
"has been very beneficial for me.
I went to a small high school,
come from a small family and
have always been happiest in
smaller groups."
Although she comes from the
East, Lucy likes the Mid-west "be-
cause the atmosphere is more
She didn't give serious thought
to running for League president,
Lucy said, until a couple of
friends talked her into it. Most
of her work this year has been
"outside the building" in connec-
tion with Student Government
Council and the committee which
worked on the proposed Student
Activities Building.
T'' Education
School Lauded
The University's School of Edu-
cation was cited yesterday by the
American Association of Colleges
for Teacher Education.
In a letter to Dean Willard C.
Olson, dean of the education
school, the AACTE commended
the school for its share in a na-
tion-wide study to improve the
quality of teachers for the na-
tion's schools.

-Daily-Dick Gaskill

Edith Meiser is a feminine jack-
An author, producer and play-
wright, the blonde actress is cur-
rently appearing in the Drama
season production, "Gentlemen,
the Queens."
A Vassar graduate, Miss Meiser
chose an acting career, "quite by
Because her father was part
owner of The Detroit Free Press,
it was assumed that she would fol-
low the family trend and work on
a newspaper. However, in her sen-
ior year Miss Meiser's dramatic ef-
forts in college won her an invi-
tation to join the well-known Jes-
sie Bonstelle Stock Company in
Decides Immediately
"I said yes right away," the tall
attractive actress recalled in a de-
termined tone, "but I decided to
wait and tell my family during va-
Her plan to break the news to
her parents gently was upset, iron-
ically enough, by the fact that her
father read an item concerning
her decision in a local paper. "They
were surprised and so was I," she
commented, "but we got it all
straightened out."
After leaving the stock company,
Miss Meiser joined the New York
Theater Guild. The actress' list of
d r a m a t i c accomplishments in-
cludes vaudeville, musical comedy
and drama. Her most recent
Broadway appearance was a role
in "Sabrina Fair" with Margaret
Vaudeville Work
Remembering her "strange ex-
periences in vaudeville," Miss Mei-
ser laughed. "I was tried out at the
Palace in a matinee performance.
After that I was a success as a
headliner in two out of every three
"When I didn't go over," she
continued, "I didn't go over in a
big way." Miss Meiser's vaudeville
career was a short one because it
coincided with the advent of tele-
vision. "My family always says
I'm w ha t killed vaudeville,
though," she added.

Prior to the December elections
she spoke in favor of SGC at a
panel discussion. She favors the
plan because "heads of organi-
zations (who comprise more than
a third of the council) are the
most informed people on campus.
If they aren't they ought to be."
As League President, one of
Lucy's outstanding characteristics
has been her apparent calmness.
No matter what she's confronted
with, associates declare, she comes
up with an answer in the most
non-plus manner. Only when they
speak to her afterwards do they
find out that beneath the calm ex-
terior she was as upset as they.
Information Bureau
Friends have called her "a hu-
man information bureau." She al-
ways knows whom to contact
about a problem, knows a great
number of people and usually
finds out what is going on on
campus before anyone else.

--actress and author

A collector of fuzzy animals,
Lucy has a particular affection for
a huge white polar named "Louie."
Louie made an unexpected public
appearance wnen to his owner's
surprise he showed up at her in-
itiation as League president a
year ago.
Approves League Constitution
Rewriting of the constitution
has been the most important in-
ternal development in the 'League
during her presidency, Miss Land-
ers says. She feels the new con-
stitution will give people a bet-
ter understanding of the ""huge,
hideous, complex organization"
which she has headed.- :,
The League's chief purpose is
as a "service place" she said, "be-
cause of the building itself and
the opportunity it gives to peopie
to train themselves for the fu-
ture." It has given me a sense of
working for something bigger than

Miss Meiser has written several
radio scripts and along with her
husband has produced the majori-
ty of her efforts.
Wrote for Radio
The originator of the Sherlock
Holmes radio program she recently
authored a comic strip about its
central character.
"The main reason why I stopped
writing for the show," Miss Mei-
ser revealed, "was because the,
producers wanted to modernize
Holmes. I couldn't see Sherlock
jet-propelled,"Miss Meiser con-
cluded, "and so I quietly retired."

1600," Thurs., May 18, 210 Angell Hall, fulfillment of the requirement
at 4:00 p.m. Chairman. R. B. Hall. degree of Master of Music. A1
John Kollen, Mr. Savarino w
Doctoral Examination for Hayden works by Scarlatti, Bach, Be(
Kenna Carruth, Speech; thesis: "Cur- and Schubert. Open to the pu
ricular Speech in Michigan High
Schools," Thurs., May 19, East Council Carillon Recital. 7:15 p.m. Thu
Room, Rackham Bldg., at 2:30 p.m. 19, by Percival Price, Universit
Chairman, G. E. Densmore. Ion: Compositions by Bach, Sch
Hart, Mozart, and five Flemt
Doctoral Examination for Harold songs.
Woolley, Physics; thesis: "The Calcu-
lation of Thermodynamic Functions for
Asymmetric Rotator Molecules and Oth- Evens Todo
er Polyatomic Molecules," Thurs., May"
19. 2038 Randall Laboratory, at 2:00 p.m. Drama Season. "Gentleme
Chairman, D. M. Dennison. Queens," starring Helen Hayes.1
21, Lydia Mendelssohn Theal
Electrical Engineering Colloquium. J. p.m.; matinee Thurs. and Sat.,2
Fukuoka will speak on. "Some Appli-
cations of Fluid Mappers," Fri., May 20, Sailing Club. Elections7
4:00 p.m. Coffee, Room 2500 E.E. 4:30 Thurs., May 19, 7:45 p.m., 3111
p.m., Talk, Room 2084 E.E. Open to
public. Meeting of the Senior Class Pr
in Room 302 West Engineerin
Political Science 67 and 165. All make- Thurs., May 19, at 7:00 p.m. to
up exams in 67 or 165 are scheduled for schedule and plans for Commen
Sat., May 21 at 10:00 a.m. in 1419 Mason
Hall. Bring bluebook. Congregational - DisciplesG
Thurs., May 19, 5:00-5:30 p.m., M
Psychology Colloquium. Dr. John F. Meditation in Douglas Chapel
Shepard, professor emeritus in psy-
chology, will speak on "Floor Cues in A Episcopal Student Foundati
Unit-Alike Maze," Fri., May 20 at 4:15 dent Breakfast at Canterbury
p.m. in Room 429 Mason Hall. Thurs., May 19, after the 7:00 a
Communion. (Ascension Day).
Biological Chemistry Seminar. "Epee-
troconvection of Synovial Fluid, "Dr. La P'tite Causette will meet
Saul Roseman; Room 319 West Medical May 19, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in
Building, Set., May 21 at 10:00 a.m. room of 'the Union cafeteria.
Doctoral Examination for Carl Nevin Mid-week vespers sponsored
DeSilva, Engineering Mechanics; thesis: Westminster Student Fellowship
"Theory of Paraboloidal Shells of Rev- sanctuary of the Presbyterian
olution," Fri., May 20, 222 West Engi- 5:10-5:35 p.m., Thurs., May 19.
neering Bldg., at 2:30 p.m. Chairman,
P.M. Naghdi. Christian Science Organizatio
monial Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thin
Doctoral Examination for Ray Der- per Room, Lane Hall.
ward Long, Chemical Engineering; "Liq-
uid-Vapor Equilibria of the System International Center Tea. Thu
Bromine Pentafluoride-Bromine Tri- 6:00 p.m. International Center.
fluoride." Fri., May 20, 3201 East Engi-
neering Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chairman, Baha'i Student Group sponsor
J. J. Martin. discussion of the semester T
8:30 p.m. in the Women's
Doctoral Examination for Chester Ray "What is a Baha'i?"
Leathers, Botany; thesis: "The Genus
Clavaria Fries in Michigan," Fri., May World University Service o
20, 1139 Natural Science Bldg., at 2:00 tional meeting. Tonight. Open
p.m. Chairman, A. H. Smith. tion to all interested in raising
for student aid abroad. 7:30 p.r
Doctoral Examination for Robert Paul Hall Fireside Room.
Cobb, English Language and Literature;
thesis: "Society Versus Solitude: Stud- onin ' v n
les in Emerson., Thoreau, Hawthorne
and Whitman," Fri., May 20, West Coun- Episcopal Student Foundatio
cil Room, Rackham Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. and swimming party, Fri., May
ing Canterbury House at 4:30
Doctoral Examination for Eugene Rae Congregational-Disciples Gui
Harcum, Psychology; thesis: "Explora- May 20, 8:30 p.m., "Preparation
tion and Learning in a Three Dimen- (preparations for Annual Ban
sonarMaze byRats ith sRestricted the Guild House. Sat., May 21, 6
Experience in One Dimension," Fri., Annual Guild-Alumni Banquet
May 20, 7611 Haven Hall, at 10:00 a.m. grimual G ongr-atina Chur
Chairman, C. R. Frown.gri HallCongregational Chur
Cb~iman.C. . Brwnervations should be in by Thu:
ning. Call 3-5838 or stop at th
Concerts House for tickets.
Student Recital. Joseph Savarino, pi- Mortar Board Luncheon Meet
anist, 8:30 p.m. Thurs. evening, May 19, May 20 at 12:00m. in the Co
in Rackham Assembly Hall, in partial Room of the Michigan League.

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ting of Fruit," Thurs., May 19,
Natural Science Building, at 9:00


Chairman, F. G. Gustafson.
Doctoral Examination for Kuei-sheng
Chang, Geography; thesis: "Chinese
Great Explorers: Their Effect upon Chi-
nese Geographic Knowledge Prior to

Speech Department Playbill
Includes Shaw, Shakespeare



Three burlesques of the Greek,
Shakespearian and 19th century
eras will be presented by the
Speech Department at 8 p.m. May
24 and 25 in Barbour Gymnasium.
The playbill includes scenes
from Aristophanes' "Lysistrata,"
the Pyramus and Thisbe scenes
froms Shakespeare's "A Midsum-
mer Night's Dream," and George
Bernard Shaw's "The Admirable
Lysistrata Cast
The cast for "Lysistrata" in-
cludes Geraldine Adams, Grad.,

Now! A gNew
Way to Give Your Picture
to the One You Love!

Margaret Galdonyl, Susan Gold-
berg, '57, Carol Loveless, '57, Car-
ol Sheldon, '55 Ed., Laurry Webber,
'57 and Alma Volpe, '56.
Also included in the Aristo-
phanes' play are Gilbert Levin, Al-
tan Knee, '56 BAd., La r r y
Schwartz, '56 and Roy Jones, '56E.
Director of the play will be Gwen
Arner, Grad.
Cast in the Pyramus and This-
be scenes are Marian Honigman,
'57, Judy Brown, '56, Patricia Stod-
dard, '55, Dianna Young, '56 Ed.,
Katy O'Hara, '57, Rima Nichel,
'57, Barbara Levin and Virginia
Rende, '57.
Grad To Direct
Direction and Scenery will be
by Frederic Bell, Grad., and cos-
tumes by Singer Buchanan, Grad.
Included in the Shaw play, "The
Admirable Bashville" are Mary
Davey, '57, Charles Lutz, '56, Ro-
bert Brandzel, '57Mu, Bailey Car-
roll, '57, Albert Senter, '57, Don-
old Gilger, Greta Richards, and
Dexter Bartlett.
Clarence Stephenson will direct
and scenery will be by Albert Sen-
ter, '57.
Admission to Barbour Gym will
be free. All seats are unreserved.

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