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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

fiHMSDAY, MAY 16,.195'

PAflI~ ~ix TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, MAY 16,1957

CAROL BRUCE:
Blonde Star Finds Audiences Receptive

By DIANE FRASER}
"You must pardon my dress,
but I just got back from a long
walk around campus," Carol
Bruce, star of the drama season
production, "Lady in the Dark,"'
said as she relaxed in her room
at the League.
Informally. clad in toreadors,
the blonde actress leaned back
and casually reached for a cigar-
ette. Looking every bit a star, even
in casual dress, Miss Bruce's en-
ergy seemed to radiate across the
room.
"It's hard to compare Ann Ar-
bor audiences┬░ with other cities,"
Miss Bruce began after opening
Monday at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. "It is in a class by itself
-I think of Ann Arbor specifical-
ly as a university town."
Wonderful Audience
She finds that the Ann Arbor
audience is constantly in touch
with the play and is, overall, a
wonderful audience.
The attractive star found her
opening here similar to her open-
ing of "Pal Joey" at Oxford, in
England. "The hypercritical audi-
ence in a university atmosphere is
in the process of learning and
broadening its knowledge and
thus presents quite a challenge,"
she remarked.
Lady in the Dark' is an odd
show in that it doesn't get off
to a flying start - the start is
like a straight play and you won-
der when the musical will begin,"
Miss Bruce commented.
Special Musical
This production is a special type
of musilcal comedy because of its
transition,, for example,' from a
scene in the office of the psycho-
analyst to a' wild musical num-
ber. This transition is difficult for
the audience and is indeed a chal-
lenge for an actress, she said.
Miss Bruce finds great differ-
ences in audiences between cities.
The difference isn't that' New
York audiences appreciate the.
theatre more, but it is a question
of, sophistication and fine criti-
cism, she remarked.
"There are definitely some cities
in .the United States 'that under-
stand plays and are more sophis-
ticated than others,", she, said.
"Washington, for example, is a
very sophisticated and tough audi-
ence and the critics review intelli-
gently although they may be
harsh."
In contrast, Miss Bruce finds
that Chicago is not theatre-wise
although the people there love and,
patronize the theatre. She makes

Organization
Notices
League International Committee, pe-
titioning for the American Sisters of
the International Friendship Program
has been extended through Sat., May 18.
Petitions are available in the Under-
graduate Office of the League.
. * *
Christian Science Organization, regu-
lar testimony meeting, May 16, 7:30,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
. . .
The Episcopal Student Foundation,
luncheon at Canterbury House follow-
ing the 12:10 celebration of Holy Com-
munion, May 17.
* * *
The Episcopal Student Foundation,
Canterbury Picnic, May 16, weather
permitting. Cars will leave at 4:30 and
5:30. In case of rain, picnic will be held
in Canterbury House.
* * x
Kappa Phi, picnic, May 16, 5:15, First
Methodist Church.
*.# s
Michigan Crib Pre-Law Society, May
16, 3003 Student Activities Building.
Speaker: F. Devine, District Attorney of
Washtenaw County. "Criminal Law."
* * *
Student Government Council, peti-
tioning is now open for three vacancies
on the Student Activities Building Ad-
ministrative Board. Petitions are avail-
able in Mrs. Callahan's office, 2011 Stu-
dent Activtities Building, and are due
May 22. Petitioning is restricted to
students working in an organization on
the 2nd floor of the S.A.B.
* " s
Education School Council, tea, May
16, 3-5, Education School Lounge. All
invited who are interested in the School
of Education or in being certified to
teach.
S* *
Roger Williams Fellowship, installa-
tion banquet, May 17, 6:30, Fellowship
Hall.
Deutscher Verein, annual picnic, May
18, 2:00, meet at Tappan Hall for a ride
to the Arboretum.
.positions Open
In Block 'M'
Petitioning for Block 'M' sub-
committee chairmanships will be
open until 5 p.m. Monday, accord-
ingeto Michael Rolfe, '59, co-chair-
man of Block''M.
Petitions for design, facilities,
posters, productions, photography
and observation are available in
Rm. 2522 Student Activities Bldg.
Sign-ups for 1957 Block 'M' will
remain open from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. today only on the diag.
Anyone interested in working.
on other Wolverine Club commit-
tees can pick up-information at
the SAB, Rolfe added.

Hectorians
Tap Eleven
Members
When Zeus climbed high on gold-
en dawn
And smiled on fates of Priams'
land.
He blessed pursuit .
At noble Hector's hand.
The call went forth
For each to take his stand.
Then all the best of Troy were
brought
By honor to this noble band.
John Burt, James Cripe, Mal-
cohn Cumming, James Glaspie,
James Isbister, Thomas Raisor,
Richard Spindle, Robert Talley,'
Robert Trost, Richard Van Gem-
ert, and Harvey Weiss,
Quadrants Tap.
At South Quad
Quadrants; South Quad honor-
ary, last night tapped the follow-
ing
Thomas Blues, '58; Fred Chan-
non, '59E; Thomas Cook, '59;
Richard Gerber, '58; Willard Har-
rison, '59Ph.; Robert Hughes, '58;
Thomas Jolls, '58; Don Iimpel,
'59; Jerry Meier, '59; Jack Piper,
'58; David Tarr, '59; and Richard
Zern, '57.

Public Speaker and of his Speaking on
Room, Rackham Building, at 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, W. M. Sattler.
Doctoral Examination for Leslie Rob-
ert Beach, Education; thesis: "The Re-
lationship Between Sociability, Satis-
faction, and Academic Achievement in
Various Types of Learning Situations",
Thursday, May 16, 1600 University Ele-
mentary School, at 2:00 p.m. Chairman,
W. A. Ketcham.
Doctoral Examination for Henry Pe-
ter Ippel, History; thesis: "Jeffery,
Lord Amherst, British Commander-in-
Chief, 1778 to 1782", Thurs., May 16,
3609 Haven Hall, at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, W. B. Willcox.
Doctoral Examination for Allan Rus-
sell Emery, Chemistry; thesis: "A Ra-
man Spectroscopic Investigation of the
Structure of the Borohydride Ion and
Aluminum Borohydride," Fr., May 17,
3003 Chemistry Building, at 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, R. C. Taylor.
Doctoral Examination ,.for William.
Riley VanBuskirk, Jr., Germanic Lan-
guages and Literatures; thesis: "The
Bases of Satire in Gustav Meyrink's
Work," Friday, May 17, 102D Tappan
Hall, at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, F. B., Wahr.-
Doctoral Examination, for Donald
Fred Huelke, Anatomy; thesis: "A study
of the Branches of the, Subclavian
and Axilary Arteries and of the Scapu-
lar Anastomoses" Fri., May 17, 3502
East Medical Bldg., at 1:30 p.m., Chair-
man, R. T. Wood*ur**.
Doctoral Examination for Vladimir
Honsa, Romance Languages and Liter-
atures; thesis: "La Gran Conquista de
Ultramar, Book IV,' Chapters 126-193,
Critical Edition, Grammatical Analy-
sis and Glossary," Friday, May 17,
East Council Room, Rackham Build-
ing, at 4:00 p.m. Chairman, L: B. Kid-
dle.
Doctoral Examination for Rajendra
Prasad, Philosophy; thesis: "A Non-
Cognitivist 'Analysis of Moral Lan-
guage: A Study of Meaning and Justi-
fication," Fri., May 17, 2214 Angell Hall,
at 2:00 p.m. Chairmoan, C. L. Stevenson,
Organic Chemistry. Seminar Thurs.,
May 16, 7:30 p.m.; Room 1300 Chemistry
Building. Mr. D. H. Kenny will speak
on "The Rearrangement of a, b-Epoxy
Ketones" Mr. It. E. Gilman will speak
on "The Chemistry of Trimethylene
Oxides."
Physical-Analytical-Inorganic Semi-
nar: Thurs., May 16, 7:30 p.m., Room
3005 ,Chemistry Building. Mr. C. Heitsch
will speak on "Transition. Metal Car-
bonyls." Mr. A. Slotter will speak on
"Lability of Metal Complexes in So-
lution."
Lectures
Can A Lawyer Be Moral? Prof. John
Reed of the Law School will speak in-
formally on this topic at the weekly
coffee hour of the Office of Religious
Affairs, Friday, May 17, 4:30 p.m., Lane
Hall library.

Placement Notices
Beginning with Wednesday, May 22,
the following schools will be at the
Bureau of Appointments to interview
for teachers for the 1957-58 school
year.
Wednesday, May 22
Monroe, Michigan -- Journalism, En-
glish; English; Math; Spanish/ French.
River Rouge, Michigan - Elemen-
tary; Elementary Art; High School
Girls Physical Education.
Thursday, May 23
Northville, Michigan -- Elementary
(1-3-6).
For additional information and ap-
pointments contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration Build-
ing, NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
PERSONNEL REQUESTS:
Studebaker-Packard Corp., South
Bend, Ind., needs men for Acctg., Time
Study Engrg., Sales Management, Man-
ufacturing Analysis, Mech. E., Process
B, and Law.
St. Louis, Mich., is looking for a man

with experience in diesel generation
and electrical distribution for the post-
tion of Superintendent-Municipal Elec-
tric Utility.
Swift & Co., Chicago, Ill., has an .
opening in the Soap Dept. for Sales-
men.
Montgomery Ward Co., Detroit, Mich.,
has two openings for Accountants.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York,
N. Y., is looking for a Junior Sales Ex-
ecutive for the Commercial Paper Dept.
Pension Trust Advisory Service, Har-
risburg, Pa., needs a man with a degree
in the Actuarial Field.
Catholic Youth Organization, Sacra-
mento, Calif., has an opening for a man
to work as supervisor of activities,
Surface Combustion Corp., Toledo,
Ohio, needs a man with. a major in
Advertising or Journalism for the In-
dustrial Advertising Dept. to assist the
Advertising and Publicity Managers in
creative assignments. A representative
will be on campus to talk with candi-
dates today, Thurs., May 16. X
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admit.
Bldg., ext. 3371.

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DRAMA SEASON STAR-Carol Bruce, currently appearing in the
drama season production "Lady in the Dark," finds the Ann Arbor
audience a challenge because of the hypercritical nature of a
university atmosphere.

L

a line of distinction between audi-
ences that appreciate and under-
stand the theatre and those that
just patronize and enjoy it.
TV Helps Theater
"T h e a t r e appreciation and
awareness has been helped by
television, certainly not hurt by
it," Miss Bruce commented. She
believes that TV has become a
training ground for actors and a
medium for communicating dra-
ma to the public.
Reaching for a cup of coffee,
the attractive actress thought of
her start in show business, A
series of gradual steps led Miss
Bruce from a band vocalist to solo
entertainer.
"My first attempt at a musical
opened and immediately closed in
Boston," she laughed. "Strangely
enough, it was titled "Nice Go-
ing!"
From there, Miss Bruce per-
formed in vaudeville. "Only it
wasn't called vaudeville by that
time - it was personal appear-
ances," she added.
Star of Showboat
The revival of "Showboat" on
Broadway was Miss Bruce's real
beginning in musical comedy
when Rodgers and Hammerstein
selected her for the role of Julie.

"Actually I have had no official
training in acting or singing; I
never had time," the drama sea-
son star related as she thought of
her rise to stardom. "Many of us
had our training while we"
worked."
"The emphasis now is on form-
alized training," Miss Bruce re-
marked. "Through this, actors get
something that we didn't get, but
then they will never get the ex-
perience we did from audiences in
a variety of media."
"Security gained from perform-
ing in night clubs where people
are eating, or from singing with a
band while they dance enables a
performer to cope with- any type
of audience," the actress stressed.
Miss Bruce believes that poise
from this security is invaluable in
any type of theatre. "It is the old
cliche 'experience is the best
teacher.' There is no substitute for
experience," she added.

if

Herman Besselink
tapped as an honorary

'59, was
member.

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Chairman, S. A. Grahamx.
Doctoral Examination for E. Orville
Johnson, Speech; thesis: "Oliver P.
Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction
issues", Thurs., May 16, East Eouncil
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