THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1936
Varied Opportunities Offered Here. For Students Interested In
May Join With
In First Year
Aged University Conventions Call For
Certain Do's And Don'ts For Freshmen,
All Phases Of Stage
Studied In Classes
By ELSIE A. PIkRCE
Opportunities for taking part in
student productions rivalling those
of experienced little theatre groups
as well as for viewing some of the
best of modern drama as presented
by the Spring Dramatic Season is
offered to the dramatically-inclined
student at Michigan.
The University Play Production
group, directed by Valentine B.
Windt, is an integral part of the
University. curriculum, and students
enrolled in this department are
taught every phase of stage work,
including acting, costuming, direct-
ing, and stage designing. Although
the courses are not open to fresh-
men, any student with sophomore
standing may be admitted to the de-
Play Production gives about seven
plays annually, each of different type,
in order to give the student a more
varied education in dramatic work.
In interest the plays presented range
from light comedies to Shakespearean
Last year the roster of plays pre-
sented during the year in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, a completely-
equipped theatre seating 700, includ-
ed the first presentation by any group
outside New York, of Clifford Odets'
drama "Waiting for Lefty," a mu-
sical. production of the Gilbert and
Sullivan operetta, "Ruddigore," with
the School of Music and the physical
education department, Moliere's fa-
mous comedy, "The Doctor In Spite
of Himself," and "Alice In Wonder-
land." In addition Play Production
students may take part in the four
plays presented annually by the
Children's Theatre, in which both
students and local school children
Dancing, Music, Combined
During the past few years the de-
partment has attempted to correlate
education in acting with music and
dancing, and Play Production has
combined with the School of Music
in presenting several operettas. In
addition, students enrolled in Play
Production are required to take in-'
struction in. rhythms under the di-
rection of Miss Ruth Bloomer of the
department of physical education for
women, and several interesting dance
recitals have also been given by stu-
dents of this department.
In "Ruddigore" the acting was in
charge of Mr. Windt and his classes,
while the School of Music faculty di-
rected the music ,and special dance
choruses were trained for the pro-
duction by Miss Bloomer. This year,
an even more ambitious program is
being planned for the cooperation of
the three departments.
The Laboratory theatre of Play
Production is used for all classes,.in
acting and directing, and all the sets
for the plays are built there, al-
though the plays are always produced
Michigan is no University composed
of hide-bound, snobbish super-col-
legiate undergraduates, yet down
through the years the University has
accrued a great many tradititns and
conventions - some enforced and
others unenforced-but all of which
undergraduates in the majority fol-
Here are a number of "do's" and
"don'ts" for entering students, all of
which have been definitely estab-
lished in the culture pattern of Uni-
Don't smoke while strolling about
the campus. There is absolutely no
objection to a girl smoking here and
there is no University law to prevent
a girl from smoking where she so
chooses, but the practice on the cam-
pus is generally frowned upon.
Don't wear an excessive amount of
jewelry about the campus and dress
conservatively for classes. The trend
among women here is toward sport
clothes for campus wear.
Don't try to go into the front door
of the Union. There is not only a
rule against it, it is also one of the
University's favorite conventions.
Don't call a fraternity a "frat."
The use of that word is the world's
worst 'faux. pas' as far as fraternity
men are concerned.
Don't smoke a pipe on the campus
if you are a freshman. No law, you
understand, but one of those unwrit-
-Don't listen to self appointed stu-
dent advisers. Your faculty instruc-
tor, nine times out of ten, is the
correct source for any information
about the University.
Tip your hat when you meet the
President of the University.
Do not cross the campus lawns.
Trail blazing is definitely not in vogue
Don't wear high school emblems.
The Yellow and Blue, Michigan's
alma mater song, is always sung with
Don't call a professor an instructor
or vice versa. However, if you are
to make the error, by all means favor
Participate in all class games and
During the rushing period always
call a fraternity when you are unable
or do not wish to keep an appoint-
ment. Just because you might not
want to "take" that house there is no
reason to offend people.
Don't bolt classes with the thought
that you can make it up later. It is
a virtual impossibility.
Don't try to act like a senior be-
cause everybody will then know you
are a freshman. Only seniors act
Be yourself, if your ordinary "your-
self" is yourself.
The University of Michigan claims
that it is the source of the popular
song, "Man on the Flying Trapeze,"
basing the claim on a story in the stu-
dent paper of Oct. 13, 1883.
Probably the most frequently mis-
spelled words in common usage today
are "consensus" and "sacrilegious."
Even in metropolitan newspapers one
finds "consensus" spelled "concensus."
sclhool Sp>iril SIIOWs
ii Gign tic iRdli(s
Michigan's spirit was mamies~ted
by the largest rallies Michigan foot-
ball ;en s have ever recved last fall.
Before the Jndiana game, the grid-
irron warrios opening Did Ten en-
gagernent, more than 5,000 students
gathered around a huge bontre in
Ferry Field, directly behind the In-
tramural Building, and cheered untill
every throat was hoarse.
Seniors, wearing pots, led one of
the most enthusiastic freshman
classes in years in snake dances up
&, e Sto , the campus main street, and
over the campus.
Fierling Il. Yost, Michigan's Grand
Old Man, and many of the old-time
Wolverine athletic heros spoke to
howling students in Hill Auditorium
before some of the games. The Var-
ity-R.O.T.C. Band led Michigan's
traditional songs upon each occasion.
Campus leaders predict that stu-
dent enthuiasm will not only be
greater this year than last, but that
it will be rewarded by the finest foot-
ball teams that Michigan has had in
K ipe AOpti mistic
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chances of appearing in the starting
One of the most intelligent players
ever to enter Michigan, Ferris Jen-
nings, a better than average passer,
Louie Barasa, two speedy runners,
Bill Barclay and Bob Cooper, and the
newcomer Louis Levine, will all be
fighting it out for the coveted quarter-
back post. Decision as to which one
will get the first call will depend upon
the development of the line and needs
of any particular game. Cooper, be-
cause of his greater weight, is the
possible selection over Jennings.
Ced Sweet will be the only ex-
perienced man after the full back
position. He will pit his prowess
against Knickerson, Bob Curran, and
Stanton, all able men when it comes
to backing up the line. In the event
that Jennings is started at quarter,
Cooperdmay get the call over the
Johnny Smithers, hard hitting old
reliable, appears to be the standout
at the wingback post, although he
will be pressed by Ed Phillips and
Steve Loiko, sophomores, who have
been training faithfully all summer.
The left halfback seems to be slated
for the more experienced men on the
squad, Stark Ritchie, Everhardus, Joe
Ellis and Bob Campbell. Russ Hook,
a brilliant sophomore in spring prac-
tice, is the only newcomer to threaten
their supremacy. Ritchie and Ever-
hardus, whose flashy play last year
was one of the few highlights of the
season, are the two most favored at
the present time.
All in all, the Wolverine lineup this
year presents a more imposing front
than it has ince the Maize and Blue
flew at the top of the mast. With a
speedier and more determined squad
in the Lydia Mendelssohn theatre at
For those who have no interest in
taking part in plays, but who enjoy
seeing professional productions, the
Spring Dramatic Season directed by
Robert Henderson is of interest. Each
spring Mr. Henderson brings to Ann
Arbor some of the best plays of the
year, selecting his casts from among
the best American actors.
This year the plays produced in
the Dramatic Season were Edward
Wool's Broadway success, "Libel!",
Ivor Novello's "Party," "Hamlet,"
"The Distaff Side" by John Van Drut-
en, Elsie Schauffler's drama "Par-
nell," and another Broadway hit of
last year, Ayn Rand's "The Night of
Featured among the distinguished
artist 'who came t8 Ann Arbor to ap-
pear in these plays were Blanche
Yurka, who was seen in "The Distaff
Side," Kenneth MacKenna and Er-
nest Lawford, who appeared in "Li-
bel," Ian Keith who played Hamlet,
Effie Shannon, starred in "Parnell,"
Estelle Winwood, who played in
"Party," "Hamlet," and "The Distaff
Side," and Margalo Gillmore, Eddie
Garr ,and Lya Lys.
Next year will be the seventh of Mr.
Henderson's Dramatic Seasons, and
an even more ambitious schedule has
been planned. The season opens
during the middle of May, and runs
for five weeks.
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