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MUSIC AND ACTING CLASH:
'U' Coed Comments on Double Interest

Pre-Emptive
Bid Can Ruin
Opponents
By ED SIMONS
Daily Bridge Columnist

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By CAROL PRINS
"Just say I lead two lives'.
Marlian Mercer, blond, blue-eyed
music school Junior, remarked
about her double interest, music
and acting.
Miss Mercer, who is officially
registered as a junior in the School
of Music and has sung in many
campus Gilbert and Sullivan pro-
ductions, .has also taken courses
in the Speech Department and
acted in many of the department's
productions.
"Occasionally these interests
clash," Miss Mercer laughed, "like
when I had to act in the Dramatics
Arts Center productions under an
assumed name."
Explaining that often the music
school objected to the time she
spent acting, she used another
name.
Among the productions she has
acted in are Thieves Carival,
Checkov's The Seagull, Moliere's
"The Physician in Spite of Him-
self" and Pygmalion by George
Bernard Shaw. She . played the
lead role in the Speech Depart-
ment's production of "The Mis-
anthrope."
Played Supporting Role
,I also played a supporting role
in last year's Drama Season pro-
duction of Gentlemen, T h e
Queens w h i c n starred Heleri
Hayes," the Akron, Ohio, resident
explained. "As a matter of fact,
I put on Miss Hayes' shoe in one
of the scenes."
The pretty, poised singer-ac-
tress has also acted in the produc-
tion of "Dream Girl" which was
staged in Ann Arbor ,last year by
Elmer Rice. Roles in Anhouih's
"Ring Around the Moon" and
"Heartbreak Mouse" 'under speech
department sponsorship round out
one half of'Miss -Mercer's double
life.,
Of acting, she said, "It's so
Arabic Copies
,On Medicine
Now Featured
A collection of medieval Arabic
manuscripts, treating several areas
of medicine, went on exhibition
Friday at the Kresge Medical Li-
brary as part of an evaluation of
Arabic contributions to medical
science.
Contributing to the exhibit are
Dr. Lufti S'adi, a doctor on the
staff of Harper's Hospital in De-
troit and professor in the medical
school of Wayne University, and
Dr. Wells Thoms, a medical mis-
sionary in the Middle East, pres-
ently visiting the United States.
According to Dr. S'ad, the Ara-
bic contribution to modern theor-
ies in medicine took place over a
span of 700 years, broken roughly
into three periods. The first period,
from 750-900 A.D., began as the
Arabs began to translate works
from Greek, Roman, Indian, and
Persian medical works.
A period of original contribution
followed, from 900-1200, in which
the Arabs began to rely more up-
on' their inner resources. Many
Muslim physicians produced their
own work during this time, such
as A-Rnazi, Ibn-Sinn, AI-Haitham,
and Ibn al-Nafis.
The Arabs contributed signifi-
cantly to such medical fields as
blood circulation and heart func-
tion, opthmology, and bacteriol-
ogy.
An age of decline and re-trans-
mission began around 1200 and
continued until 1400 as the large
,mass of information of the Arabs
was translated into.Latin for Euro-
pean scholars. This information
entered Europe through several
important educational institutions.
Dr. S'adi emphasized the role of

the Arabs as transmitters of the
medical science through the per-
iod of the Dark Ages. According to
Dr. S'adi, "A thought that is lost
is as dead as if it were.not created
and will delay the evolution of
progress of science, so transmission
is an important as creation."
Dr. S'adi believed that the idea
of the darkness of the Dark Ages
was a misconception-at least with
regard to the Arabic civilization.
"The Dark Ages were not. as dark
as is our ignorance of them."
Heady To Judge
Prof. Ferrel Heady of the poli-
tical science department was an-
nounced yesterday as one of the
judges for the essay contest being
held in conjunction with Academic
Freedom Week, May 21-25.
Prof. Heady is assistant direc-
tor of the Institute of Public Ad-
ministration.

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I)OUBLE LIFE-Marian Mercer feels musical comedy is the only
way she may satisfy her love for both music and acting.
mtich fun, I can't imagine getting Iits excellent music school and be-

paid for doing it." She added,
"Of course I'm not and that's
probably why I can't imagine it."
"Seriously though," she con-
tinued, "it is 'a chance to use
one's imagination in creating oth-
er people, it's very exciting."
Of the other half of her double
life, music, she explained, "I think
music is more of an art than act-
ing."
The young mezzo-soprano who
is described by her teacher, Fran-
ces Greer, former Metropolitan
Opera star, as "talented vocally,
musically a n d histrionically."
"Mercer is like springtime," Miss
Greer enthused, "charm personi-
fied is the best way to describe
her."
Under Miss Greer's instruction,
Miss Mercer has sung in many
campus musical productions, in-
cluding participation in such Gil-
bert and Sullivan performances
as "The Sorcerer's, Apprentice,"
"Pirates of Penzance" and "Io-
lanthe."
Sipping her coke, Miss Mercer
said of Miss Greer, "of course,
she's the, greatest. She is an ex-
citing and enthusiastic teacher."
Calls Critics 'Charitable'
Of campus music critics, she
said, "They have been very chari-
table and very nice to me-per-
haps more than I deserved."
The charming mezzo-soprano
explained that her interest in sing-
ing and acting began "back when
I was about ten years old." She
sang in school and church groups'
and did monologues before Akron
audiences. "I played the lead role
of Annie in our high school pro-
duction of "Annie, Get Your Gun,"
she reminisced.
Choosing Michigan because of
Business men
Confer Here
-The School of Business Adminis-
tration in cooperation with the
Michigan Consumer Finance As-
sociation will sponsor its fourth
annual study course on consumer
finance management problems May
14, 15 and 16. -
At the opening session )of the
conference Ernest H. Reed, edu-
cation and personnel manager of
International Harvester Company,
will deliver the keynote address
on "Management-Yesterday, To-
day and Tomorrow."
The remainder of the confer-
ence will be divided into three
general classifications: an intro-
ductory course, an advanced
course, and an owners and super-
visors seminar. %
Harold Haugan, assistant direc-
tor of public relations for House-
hold Finance Corporation, will ad-
dress the first meeting of the in-
troductory course on the subject,
"The Role of Consumer Finance
in our Economy."'
"The State Banking Department
Views Consumer Finance Prob-
lems" will be the topic of discus-
sion 'during the first afternoon
meeting of the advanced course.
Main speaker for the discussion
will be William L. Roy, of the
licensing division of the State
Banking Department in Lansing.
During the last day of the con-
ference, E. Howard Gault, profes-
sor of marketing, will address the
owners and supervisors seminar on
the topic "Market Research Tech-
niques and Their Application to
Consumer Finance."

cause "it seemed the best place
to combine my double interests,"
Miss Mercer enrolled at the Uni-
versity in the fall of 1953.
Besides her interest in many
campus theatrical and musical pro-
ductions, the 20 year old junior
is a member of the Michigan Sing-
ers and Mu Phi Epsilon, national
music sorority, "although I have
not been at a meeting in several
years."
Miss Mercer plans to act in
summer stock at the Saline Mill
Theatre, in Saline, Michigan.
"Eventually," she explained, "I
hope to go Into musical comedy
where I can best combine my
two loves, music and acting."
Annual Armed
Forces 'Day
Slogan Namned
"Power for Peace" is the slo-
gan for the seventh Armed Forces
day to be celebrated throughout
the nation during the week of
May 14-20.
The Department of Defense has
named Colonel Norman S. Orwat,
Commander of Selfridge Air Force
Base, as the Detroit project officer
for the occasion.
Armed Forces Day will empha-
size "Open House" affairs at all
Detroit area military installations
Selfridge Field will sponsor a huge
open house in conjunction with
other services on Saturday and
Sunday, May 19 and 20.
In Ann Arbor, Armed Forces
Day will be observed Saturday,
May 19. A military parade will
march through town, beginning at
10:30 a.m.
Participating will be three mili-
tary units of the University of
Michigan R.O.T.C., an Ann Arbor
unit of the National Guard, three
drill teams, various American Le-
gion units, and four marching
bands.
The reviewing stand will be lo-
cated on Huron outside the Coun-
ty Bldg. Dignitaries of the Uni-
versity, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilan-
ti will be represented as well as
Armed Forces personnel.
Armed Forces Day was estab-
lished in 1950 by the Secretary
of Defense to give official recog-
nition to a single public presen-
tation by the Armed Forces of the
United States.
Previous t this, each branch
of the military had a special but
separate day of recognition. The
creation of a single day estab-
lished a joint gathering of all ser-
vices and reserve forces, thus en-
abling the public to view the might
of the combined armed forces.
In relation to the coming event,
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
states, "Because peace is the key-
stone of our national policy, our
national defense program empha-
sizes power calculated to deter or
repulse any aggression and to pre-
serve the peace"
Russian Students
To Present Play
Scenes from "The Inspector
General" will be portrayed by nine
students of the Russian Depart-
ment.
Gogol's comedy which takes
place in nineteenth century Rus-
sia, will be shown at 8:00 p.m. May
15 in the International Center.

Today's hand was taken from
one of the weekly duplicate games
held every Thursday evenng at the
League,
It exhibits an opportunity to
throw monkey-wrenches into bid-
ding machinery.
The play of the hand presents
no problem. Five clubs, six dia-
monds, and the aces of hearts and
spades provide thirteen tricks.
Since an added bonus of 500 points
is gven in duplicate bridge for bid-
ding vulnerable game, North-South
mark up 2220 points,
At a few tables the North-South
pairs sought the safety of a trump
suit. While it is. true that the de-
clarer can often win extra tricks
by trumping, it is also true that
the defense has this privilege.
When North played in six dia-
monds, East led a heart, and West
trumped and returned a spade
which East trumped. Thus plus
2220 fades into minus 100.
In the quoted auction North's
diamond , opening and South's
jump response are normal. After
West overcalls two Spades, North
makes the key bid of three dia-
monds. This is a free bid and an-
nounces values in excess of a mini-
mum opening bid and a good Dia-
mond suit.
After checking on aces and
kings, South felt that if North
had either the heart queen or the
club jack the grand slam would
be certain.
But East and West could have
been much less helpful. West
might have bid four spades. This
would have left North and South
little time to decide where and
how far to go. Fearing a misfit
they might settle for doubling four
spades, which would yield oAly
900 points.
East had his chance, too. An im-
mediate pre-emptive overcall of
three hearts would have made
South's task very hard.
Pre-emptive bids on hands which
have no defensive value but do
have playing value is often wise.
Even if partner has a weak hand
and the opponents do double, the
points lost may be less than the
points lost if the opponents reach
their game or slam contract.
prof. Bader
To Announce
Awards Soon
Creative writing awards for the
nationally known Hopwood Writ-
ing Contest will be announced
Thursday, May 24.
Awards, both major and minor,
in the categories of drama, 'essay,
poetry and fiction will be. present-
ed by Prof. Arno L. Bader of the
University English department,
who is chairman of the Hopwood
Committee, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Speaker for the event will, be
Philip Rahv, editor of the "Parti-
san Review," who will lecture on
the topic, "Literary Criticism and
the Imagination of Alternatives."
Rahv, well-known author and
editor, is equally at home in Euro-
pean and American letters, and
writes with equal originality and
insight about Hawthorne and
James, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky,
Kafka, Henry Miller, Arthur
Koestler and W. C.. Williams.
,11

A STUDENT examines some of the prize-winning newspaper
pictures put on display by the Department of Journalism.
Journalism Department
Disp lays Photographs

Prof. ites
Middle Class
Tendencies
Speaking yesterday before a
meeting of machine shop teachers,
Prof. Harold L. Wilensky, of the
sociology department, stressed two
tendencies in the national social
structure which he felt would be
accentuated during the age of the
atom and automation.
The first tendency is the growth
of the "new middle class, a mass
of salaried white collar and pro-
fessional people working in big'
organizations."
"In addition there will be a
merging of the upper bluecollar
worker with the new middle class,"
Wilensky stated. "He's already
merged in income, and with auto-
mation his work will become more
mental and less physical; his leis-
ure patterns may reflect this."
He further declared that the
displacement of human labor by
machines will result in an intensi-
fied concern with security.
The sociologist cited another
possible , outcome of automation
and cheap atomic power as the
ereneof the "boom town-
ghost town" cycle during the com-
ing decades. He. claimed that
new technology and new sources
of power will make industry more
mobile.
"Factories in the cornfield -
removed from urban centers-are
already part of the swing toward
suburbanization of population and
industry," he said. "When de-
mand for products changes, when
these factories become obsolete,
some of them will move and leave
their labor stranded in the corn-
field.
"Pockets of unemployment in the
midst of prosperity are an old
phenomenon; the demand that
something be done about stranded
labor will not surprise us in the
more flexible age of the atom and
automation."
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Organization
Notices
Congreg-ational and Discipies Gluild:
Senior Fight program preceded by fel-.
lowship supper. tonight, 6:00 p.m.. Mem-
orial Christian Church, Hill and Tappan.
, -
Episcopal Student Foundation: Gen-
eral Election, today, Canterbury House.
* * *
Gamma Delta: Buffet supper and Pro-
gram Honoring Parents, 5:30 p.m., today,
" Lutheran Student Center. 1511 Wash-
tenaw.
* * *
Hillel Foundation: Faculty open
house, 4:00 p.m., Hillel. Supper Club at
6:00 p.m.
* * ' *
Industrial Relations Club: Mr. Sam
Bailo, Secretary, and Mr. Homer Mar-
tin, Organization Director of Fair Share
'Milk Bargaining Association will be
guests at the meeting, May 15, 7:30 p.m.,
Business Admin. Student Lounge.
* * *
Le Cercle Francais: Last meeting, May
15, 8:00 p.m., League.
Michigan Christian Fellowship~ Dr.
Gordon van Wylen, School of Engin.,
eering, will speak today, 4:00 p.m., Lane
Hall.
Michigan Crib: The meeting for May
15 has been cancelled.
Mu Phi Epsilon-Phi Mu Alpha Sin-
fonia will have a joint Musicale, to-
night, 8:3,0 p.m., League. Public invited.
Student Religious Association: Folk
Dancing at Lane Hall, 'May 14, 7:30-
10:00 p.m., in the recreation room. In.
struction for every dance and begin-
ners are welcome,
* * *,
UTlr Ski Club: Meeting, May 15, 8:00
p.m., Rm. 3M, Union. We have a ski
Sslope for next year. Clearing parties
will be formed,
Undergraduate Mathematics Club: Dr.
Addison will speak on "What I& can-
tor's Continuim Problem," May 15, 7:30
p.m., 3201 Angell Hall.
* * *
'estminster Student Fellowship: Sup-
per, 5:30 p.m., today, Presbyterian Stu-
dent Center. Music in Worship will be
presented at 6:45-p.m., tonight, Presby-
terian Student Center,

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By KEITH DeVRIES
Over 100 pictures, selected as
the best news photos taken in
1955, have been put on display
by the Department of Journal-
ism.
The exhibit, which was sent to
the University under the sponsor-
ship of the National Press Photo-
graphers Association and En-
cyclopedia Brittanica, is almost
too generous of a loan.
The first prize pictures alone
take up nearly all of the depart-
ment's display space on the sec-
ond floor of Mason Hall. Other
pictures have been put up on the
walls of the department offices.
Even then there is a shortage
of space. The surplus pictures are
stacked on a table in the journal-
ism library.
The various pictures have been
grouped into nine categories -
magazine picture story, general
news, pictoral, feature, spot news,
personality and society, 'sportsand
newspaper picture stories.
The first prize winner in the
magazine picture story group is
"Emergency at Midnight" by Life
photographer Hank Walker. The
photo series shows the frantic ef-
forts of a family and doctors to
help a woman hurt in an auto-
mobile accident.
'Korean Educators'
Earl Seulbert of the Minneapo-
lis Star and Tribune took first
prize in the personalities and so-
ciety category with "Korean Edu-
cators." The picture is a close-
up of the wrinkled and very hu-
man faces of three Asiatic visi-
tors.
300 Students
To Perform
In Symphony
Three hundred high school string
music students will join the 100
memberMichigan Youth Sym-
phony at 3:30 p.m. today at Hill
Auditorium to present the Youth
String FestiVal.
The concert is sponsored by the
School of Music, the University
Extension Service, and the Michi-
gan String Teachers Association.
Highlighting the program will
be the premier performance of
"Illusion," an original work by
Ann Arbor High School student
Peter Haddock. It will be con-
ducted by Orien Dalley, director
of the Michigan Youth Symphony
and music director of University
station WUOM.
Other works to be presented in-
clude Mozart's "Serenade in D
Major" and Tschaikovsky's "Sere-
nade for Strings."
Robert Courte, violist of the
Stanley Quartet, will be soloist in
a performance of Telemann's
"Concerto for Viola."
Additional conductors for the
concert include Oliver Edel, Emil
Raab and Gilbert Ross, all mem-
bers of the Stanley Quartet.
The performance is open to the
public.

One of the most unusual pic-
tures in the exhibit is "Joe at
Bay" by George Tames of the New
York Times. It shows the crowd-
ed room of last spring's Army-
McCarthy hearings packed with
senators, reporters, photographers,
TV and movie cameras and specta-
tors.
At the center of all the atten-
tion is the worried-looking Sen.
McCarthy.
The exhibit w ill continue
through Tuesday when it will be
sent on to Ohio State University.

DAILY
OFFICIAL
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Placement Notices
The following schools will have repre-
sentatives at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments to interview teachers for the
1956-57 school year.
Tuesday, May 15:
Romulus, Mich. -- Teacher needs:
Elementary (Kdg. to 6th); Secondary
Math; English/Social Studies; Science;
Social Studies; Art; Commercial; Jour-
nalism.
Alien Park, Mich. - Teacher needs:
Elementary (Kdg., 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th);
Junior High Math/Science; Speech Cor-
rectionist; Remedial Reading; Men-
tally Handicapped,
Port Huron, Mich. - Teacher needs:
Elementary (Kdg. to 6th); Junior High
English; Homemaking; Civics; vocal
and Instrumental Music; High School
Math; Girls' Pbys. Ed; English; Speech
Correctionist; Mentally Retarded.
Standish, Mich. - Teacher needs:
Elementary (1st, 2nd, 4th); Junior High
and 9th Grade Englsh; High School
English; Physics / Chemistry / Math;
Speech; Home Economics; Driver Train-
ing,
Wednesday, May 16:
St, Clair Shores, Mich. Teacher
needs: Elementray; Visiting Teacher;
Speech Correctionist; High School Math,
Battle Creek, Mich. (Lakeview School)
-Teacher needs: Elementary; Elem.
vocal Music; Junior High Science.
Thursday, May 17:
Rockwood, Mich. - Teacher needs:
Elementary; Elem. vocal Music; Reme-
dial Reading.
River Rouge, Mich.- Teacher needs:
Elementary (Kdg., 2nd, 2nd/3rd, 5th,
6th); Art; vocal Music/English or His-
tory; Special Ed. (Type C); Math/
Science/English/Social Studies; Girls'
Phys. Ed.
Highland Park, Mich.-Teacher needs:
Elementary (Kdg. to 6th); Library;
Phys. Ed. Girls'; Art; Homemaking;
Junior High Homeroom; High School
Math; English; Phys. Ed. (girls; Driver
Training; Library; Physics; Chemistry;
Biology; visiting Teacher.
For additional information and ap-
pointments contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration Bldg.,
NO 3=1511, Ext. 489.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS:
Representatives from the oitoeng
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Tues., May 15
Fidelity Mutual Life, Philadelphia, Pa.
men for Managernent Training
Wed,, May 16
Argus Camera Co., Ann Arbor, Mich.
men in any field for Sales Training.
American Airlines, women for Airline
Stewardess Positions. For appointments
contact the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Admin. Bldg. ext. 371.

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