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T HE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY,

Stevens to Stage The Chalk
Circle,' Early Chinese Classic

(Continued from Page 1)
that you had seen Shakespeare's
tragedy?"
We considered the question irrele-
vant. But he went on to amplify his
statement.
"The play we are ,doing is one of
the great classics of China, written
in the Yuan dynasty . . . you know
when that was." We assured him
we did. "The present version," he
cotinued, "is a new translation. I
have cut it somewhat, because in the
original a good many speeches are
repeated in order that they may be
sung to the accompaniment of a
Chinese orchestra. But I have
changed only four words-and we
may change these back b e f o r e
Wednesday night."
The elaborate painted faces, like
decorative masks, are being done
Women Found Best at
Distinguishing Colors
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 25.-
(AP)-One can easily distinguish an
orange from a red apple, but to de-
termine where red leaves 'off and
orange begins on a whirling spec-;
trometer is an entirely different mat-3
ter.
Dr. LeRoy D. Weld, head of the
Coe college physics department, has
conducted experiments for several
years in spectrum color discrimina-
tion and observes that women gen,
erally are inclined to be more accu-,
rate than men in distinguishing be-
t/een colors.-
Yet, among 38 persons he receptly
tested; the two smallest deviations
from tile averagd were by,men.
Dr. Weld is trying to standardize
the five wave-length boundaries be-
tween the six spectrum colors-red,
orange, yellow, green, blue and pur-
ple-for the use of scientists in their
laboratory experiments.c

from plates in a book given to Mr.
Stevens personally by Mei Lang
Fang, the greatest actor of modern
China. We inquired how he knew
which face to put on which char-
acter, as they are labelled only in
Chinese characters. He gave us only
a hurt look.
The costumes next took our atten-
tion. Here the director was more
communicative. Many of them came
from the collections of various Ann.
Arbor residents, a number of whom
have lived in China on official mis-
sions. Mrs. Henry C. Adams has
loaned many 'articles, among them
a rare theatrical costume for a stage
general-to #be worn in the play by
the military gqvernor of Kai Fang'
Fu. Mrs. Herman Kleene, Mrs. Mer-
rick, Mrs. O. J. Campbell, Mrs. Wil-
liam H. Faust, and several others
have contributed generously. Wl-
liam Smith, a student, has furnished
the sword with which the villains
are beheaded.'
This'brought us back to the matter
of investigating the affair.
"Isn't it a bloody piece . of" busi-
ness?" we inquired sternly.'
"In a way, it is," Mr. Stevens ad-
mitted. "But the Chinese stage has
a way of handling such matters
gracfeullk. Just as they have a way
of poisoning a man, and carrying out
his body, and no end to other pieces
of business. They also have a con-
vention for the telling of 'a.very fas-
cinating story. We have only to ac-
cept these conventions, to take this#
classic work on its own terms, as I
am sure a very sophisticated western
audience, trained to the Hollywood
output and the distinguished plays
given under Mr. Windt's direction,
will have no difficulty. Take the
great snow storm scene in the third
act ...
We left the man talking. It may
have been just his enthusiasm, but
we suspected some ulterior and dark
oriental motive.

Chicago Board
Of Trade Fights'
Federal Closure
CHICAGO, July 25.-(AP)-The
Chicago, Board of Trade today began
a determined battle to the last legal
ditch against federal closure but was
undecided as to the course to follow
if it should lose.
Whether to lock its doors for 60
days or to surrender by admitting
the Farmers' National Grain corpo-
ration to trading privileges will not
be discussed until recourse to courts
of law has been exhausted, Presi-
dent Peter B. Carey said.
He plamed the closing order, is-
sued Saturday by three cabifiet mem-
bers, on "President Hoover's job
holders who naturally would not de-
cide against the subsidiary of "the
President's pet farm board."
Secretary of Agriculture Hyde, Sec-
retary of Commerce Lamont and At-
torney General Mitchell said their
order would be effective Aug. 8.
Officials of the Board of Trade
revealed records of a directors' meet-
ing last April showing that three
barrels of wine were included in the
payment by the Farmers' National
for stock in the Updike Grain com-
pany. It was this transaction, giving
the corporation membership in the
beard's clearing house, which caused
their controversy.
F. J. Thatcher testified before the
board's directors that he sold his 249
shares of Updike stock to President
C. E. Huff and General Manager

Circus Performer Plays
Mother to Tiger Cubs
Playing fairy god-mother to the
babies of the Hagenbeck-Wallace
circus menagerie is one of the roles
of Dorothy Johnson, petite and
charming I performer with the big
show which will appear here next
Tuesday.
Miss Johnson has been looking
after a trio of Bengal tiger, cubs
since early spring and under her di-
rection the little fellows are gaining
much weight through a selected diet.
The cubs are ideal playmates now,
but in a few weeks they will become
too dangerous to handle.
The show will present one of the
largest collections of animals entour,
according to advanced information.
Old Dr. Stork has been a frequent
visitor to Hagenbeck-Wallace menag-
erie and baby tigers, lions, camels,
pumas,. leopards and elephants are
but a few of the juvenile inhabitants
of the zoo.
The entire performance this season
has been changed.
BRIGHT SPOT
802 Packard Street
TODAY 11:30 to 1:30
Roast Pork Potatoes
Beef Hash with Poached Egg
Hamburg Steak
Vegetable Salad
Tomato and Lettuce Salad with Bacon
and Potato Chips
Ice Cream - Cakeh.-sCustard ,
Coffee - Milk - Puich
30c
5:30 to 7:30
Soup
i Individual Chicken Pie
Meat Loaf - Tomato Sauce
Roast Leg of Lamb
Roast Pork with Apple Sauce
Roast Beef - Yorkshire Pudding
Mashed or Oven Fried Potatoes
Head Lettuce Salad, Creamed' Cabbage
Scalloped Corn
Pie - Cake - Ice Cream - melon
Coffee Tea Milk
'40c

George S. Milnor of the Grain
poration for $200 a share and
J. F. Florentine, Jr., got three
rels of wine for, his one share.'

cor-
that
bar-

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Newport Beach,
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Modern Library, regularly priced at 95c . 57c
Everyman's Library, regularly priced at 75c . 1 .35c
Ebony Library has been reduced to one-half off.
The beautiful BLACK and GOLD Library . . . now one-third off.
Hundreds of fine selections of Non-Fiction and Fiction at one-third and
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Two large tables of excellent reference books, pa'rticularly appealing to
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now being cleared at the amazing price of 35c or 3 volumes for $1.00.
A high grade stock of stationery now reduced 40 per cent.
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