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Wilder Play To Be Given
By Speech Department

Music School Lecturer
Comments on Concerts


T h o r n t o n Wilder's Pulitzer
prize-winning play, "The Skin of
Our Teeth" will be the second pro-
duction of the speech department.
The Wilder play is in place of
the previously scheduled Congreve
restoration comedy, "The Way of
the World."
One reason for the change was
that there are many students
available for roles since one part
of the playbill is Verdi's opera
"Falstaff" in conjunction with the
music school.
"Falstaff" will be presented
March 1-5 with Prof. Valentine
Who's Who
Lists 1,117
The current edition of Who's
Who in America lists 1117 Univer-
sity alumni.
Of these, 104 now are active
staff members on or have retired
from the faculty, according to in-
formation furnished the Univer-
sity by A. N. Marquis Co., pub-
lishers of the book.
Many well-known names are
listed among University, alumni.
These Include Arthur Miller, au-
thor of "Death of a Salesman";
former U.S. Senatoro Homer E.
Ferguson; Sewell Avery, chairman
of the board of Montgomery Ward
and Co.; U.S. Rep.. Gerald Ford,
Jr.; Paul de Kruif, medical writer;
Secretary of the Treasury George
M. Humphrey; and Laurence M.
Gould, president of Carleton Col-
Lewis Hod ges
Joins U Staff
Lewis H. Hodges, member of the
Grand Haven high school faculty
since 1937, has joined the Univer-
sity as a lecturer in the School of
Education and Extension Service.
Hodges will teach campus and
extension courses in vocational ed-
ucation and practical arts and
serve as a consultant to teachers
in the Southeatern Michigan area.

Windt of the speech department
and Joseph Blatt of the music
school as stage and music direc-
Wilder's work will be directed
by Prof. William Halstead of the
speech department, for perform-
ances March 23-26.
An original student play, "The
Clugstone Inheritence," J a m e s
Harvey, '53, will have Prof. Hugh
Norton as. director. It will be pre-
sented April 28-30.
Season tickets for the tri-part
playbill may be purchased by mail
through the Lydia Mendelssohn
box office. Prices for all three
plays are $1.90, $2.60 and $3.25.
A special student rate for open-
ing nights is $1.50.
Lydia Mendelssohn's box office
will open for sale of series tickets
Feb. 21 and for individual per-
formances Feb. 24.
Individual tickets for the opera
are one dollar, $1.40 and $1.75; for
the Wilder play, 90 cents, $1.20
and $1.50; and for the original
play 60 and 90 cents and 1.20.
College, Role
By Ketcham
"At least half of those who drop
out of school at an early age are
bright students who feel that the
school program is not helping
Prof. Warren A. Ketcham, of the
education school at a meeting of
Associated Church-Related Col-
leges yesterday explained that col-
leges must recognize the wide
range of abilities and achieve-
ments exemplified by their stu-
dents and modify the programs so
that the slow learners can find
some measure of success.
Prof. Ketcham asserted that the
low-achieving students are by no
means stupid and it is highly prob-
able they need to get well into
their college careers before they
really find themselves.
He explained that either the
students can be forced to conform
to a rigid system or the system
can be adjusted to suit the range
of abilities and achievements of
college students.

-Daily-John Hirtzel

... keeping busy is fun

Assembly President Calls
Worki Interesting, Fun

Although to most students, di-
viding their time almost equally
between committee meetings and
classes might seem like too much
work, Hazel Frank, '56, president
of Assembly, finds her experiences
not only interesting, but fun.
"I don't lead, during the semes-
ter, what you would call a normal
campus life-I'm always running
around," she said. "Of course,"
she added, "I love it."
Representing all independent
women at the University, Miss
Frank attends an average of five
regularly-scheduled meetings a
week, with the number reaching as
high as eight many times.
As member or ex-officio member
of ten councils and committees,
the blonde, huskey-voiced speech
major commented that "for fun,
I study."
Interest Developed
Miss Frank became interested in
women's government as a fresh-
man in Prescott House, East Quad-
rangle. An all-freshman house, the
women met frequently with As-
sembly in order to initiate house
During her first two years, the
native New Yorker served as presi-
dent of Prescott House, chairman
Awards Given
Three Cadets
Three University AFROTC ca-
dets received special awards yes-
terday at a ceremony in Water-
man Gym.
Cadet Col. William Schreiner,
'55, was awarded the Air Force
Association ribbon, while C/Maj.
Ted Wuerthner, '55, and C/2nd
Lt. Phillip Belleville, '56, were pre-
sented with the Chicago Tribune
gold and silver medals respective-

of House Judiciary, appointed
member of Student Legislature
and member of East Quad Coun-
cil and Inter-House Council.
"After this work I decided to go
into League activities and last
spring petitioned for the office of
Assembly president," Miss Frank
Value of Activities
Commenting on her active in-
terest in student government, the
likeable executive said "I believe
very strongly that extra-curricular
activities in any form-large or
small-are part of your education.
(The experience) has afforded me
an opportunity to get a picture of
the campus as a whole. Since the
University is so big, you begin to
appreciate all the facets that go
into making it up."
Miss Frank added that one in-
valuable experience of her position
has been to learn about the work-
ings of the University Administra-
"It's easy for students-or any-
one to criticize the Administra-
tion," she pointed out, "but if they
could see what goes into running a
University this size and how cap-
able and competent they are, they
would feel differently."
As for future plans, she has
definite ideas. "I'd like to get a
job in production work with tele-
vision," she smiled, "preferably in
New York, but realistically any-
;where they can give me a job."
She explained that her interest
in this type of work "has been
with me since I was 11 or 12." At
that age she began preparations
by taking dramatic lessons, "which
did me absolutely no good."
Friends know her as an able
executive with a wonderful sense
of humor-the ability to turn any
situation into a comic one.
When questioned about the
breathless campus life she leads,
she replied, "I wouldn't trade it
all for anything."

"I just wish I had more time,"
Frances Greer, Music School lec-
turer in voice commented, as she
discussed her forthcoming concerts
in Detroit, Stevens College and
Arkansas State Teacher's College.
"I have a real teaching load, and
even though I love to teach, I'd
like to do more concerts," she add-
Miss Greer will be guest artist
Sunday at the First Presbyterian
Church's Music Festival in Detroit.
During the vesper service, she will
sing two arias from Bach's "St.
Matthews Passion," and an aria
from Mendelssohn's "Elijah."
She appeared in the "Elijah"
many times prior to her concert
with Dimitri Mitropoulos April 11,
1952 in New York's Carnegie Hall,
Miss Greer appeared in the so-
prano role while still a student at
Louisiana State University and at
church performances in Louisiana
and Arkansas.
Critic Comments
A New York music critic attend-
ing the Carnegie Hall performance
of "Elijah" said that "Miss Greer
in her solo had a sense of musi-
cianship and expressive persua-
Her concert March 1 at Stevens
College in Columbia, Mo., will be
a repetition of her program given
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre last
Friday and previous concerts in
Grand Rapids and Battle Creek.
Miss Greer's accompanist, Eu-
gene Bossart, will not perform with
Miss Greer at Stevens College. A
faculty member from Stevens will
be Miss Greer's accompanist.
She has been the only one en-
gaged so far for the March 25th
performance of "St. Matthews
Passion" in Hill Auditorium. Miss
Greer and other soloists will per-
form under the direction of May-
nard Klein with the combined
voices of the University Choral
"I am looking forward to Ste-
vens," Miss Greer noted, "because
I like to lecture and will have the
opportunity to lecture before the

voice faculty and students prior to
my concert."
Her lecture will cover the topics
of voice, voice repertoire and the
art of singing.
"Street Scene"
From March 31 to April 3, Miss
Greer will appear in the leading
role in Kurt Weill's "Street Scene"
at Arkansas State Teacher's Col-
lege in Conway and in Little Rock,
Miss Greer appeared at Conway
last year, giving a general reper-
toire concert.
Discussing the differences be-
tween church and concert singing,
Miss Greer noted "Church singing
is more limited. You can't sing
different colors in the church, it
must all be oratorio in a sacred
"The artist must have the prop-
er religious fervor in what she is
doing," Miss Greer continued.
"But doing 'Elijah' with Mitropou-
los was more like an opera. I even
changed costumes according to the
role I was singing."

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The Dow Chemical Company
The Dow Chemical Company is presently looking for sales
trainees, men to represent Dow in the fast-growing chemical
industry. These men may be graduates in any field of study who
have one year or more of college chemistry.
All those employed would be given six to nine months thorough
training in Midland, Michigan, prior to placement in one of our
many sales offices located in principal cities. The positions are
most suited to those not subject to Selective Service, since they
in no way provide exemption from military call.
If interested, write Technical Employment Office,
The Dow Chemical Company,
Midland, Michigan.

What type
of training
program does
Du Pont have?


Student Supplies



Fountain Service

DRESSLAR M. PRUETT expects to receive his B.S. in Industrial Engi-
neering this summer from Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Col-
lege at Stillwater, Okla. He is president of the local student branch of
A.I.I.E. Naturally, he is interested in selecting the best job opportunity
for a successful career based on his'technical training.




Don Miller answers:

DONALD C. MILLER received his B.S. in Chemi-
cal Engineering from Ohio State University in June
1937. During the following month he started work
with the Organic Chemicals Department of Du Pont
at Deepwater Point, N. J. Since then he has received
and given many kinds of technical training. Today
Don Miller is a general superintendent at Du Pont's
Chambers Works-well qualified to answer questions'
about training programs for college men.

Training-has many facets in a big firm like Du Pont, Dress,
and a great deal of thought has been given to make it truly
effective. We look upon training as a very important factor
in a man's career. We think that the best way to train a col-
lege graduate is to give him a maximum of on-the-job re-
sponsibility in a minimum length of time. That's the general
guiding policy at Du Pont, Dress.
Of course, each department varies this general policy to
suit its special needs. A new man being trained for produc-
tion supervision may first spend a year or so in laboratory
or plant development work. Or he may spend his training
period as a plant operator. Thus a man obtains firsthand
knowledge of his process, and establishes a bond of mutual
respect with the men he'll be working with on his first major
A young man interested in sales is often first assigned to a
plant or laboratory dealing with the products he will later
sell; or he may join a group of trainees to learn selling tech-
niques right from the start.



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