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tonight and on tomorrow; ris-
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The Alumni
And The University ...

Official Publication Of The Summer Session


'Chalk Dust,'
Closin Play,
First Presented As W.P.A.
Project In New York;
Given InChicago
Frederic Crandall
Directs Production
Leading Roles Are Played
By Morris Greenstein,
Milton Halliday
"Chalk Dust," a biting satire on
mass production methods in modern
high schools, will be the final pro-
duction of the Michigan Repertory
Players, opening at 8:30 p.m. today in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, for
a three-day run.
The play, written by Harold A.
Clarke and Maxwell Nurnberg, was
first given in a WPA theatre project in
New York, and afterwards enjoyed
a successful run in Chicago.
The leading roles will be taken by
Milton Halliday, who was seen in the
Players' Production of "Mary of
Scotland," as Mr. Madison, Morris
Greenstein, who also played in "Mary
of Scotland," as Dr. Harriman, the
principal of the school, and Mildred
Streeter as the school clerk.
To Play Teachers' Roles
The parts of the teachers will be
taken by Mary Lou Mehler, Margaret
Tanner, Virginia Frink, Thelma Slack,
Mary Sue Adams, Gladys Goodwin,
Henrietta Lee Cohen, Kathrine Web-
ster, Elaine Tucker and Lucy Ann
Charles T. Harrell will be seen as
Mr. Rogers, Kenneth Boyle as Mr.
Fuller, Buryl Hoover as Dr. Basin-
stroke, and Milton Bailey as Mr.'
Phipps. Other men teachers will be
Joseph Free, Raymond Shoberg, and
Sherwood Price.
Vivian Lantz will play the role of
Miss Strang, and Mary Dixon as
Miss Merriweather. Ralph Bell will
be seen as Mr. Dana.
Some of the pupils in the play will
be Robert Uslan as Kaplan, Charles
McCaffrey as Brown, Frank Rolling-
er as Doozac and Laurine Hager as
Angelina Russo.
Others Named In Cast
Others in the cast include Kathryn
Butler, Ruby Calvert, Irene Free-
man, Georgie Hyde, June Hulsapple,
Dorothy Roby, Nathalie Ring, Jack
Porter, Sam Birnkrant, Eugenia Bib-1
by, Irene Runstad, Millicent McElwee,
Phyllis Blauman, Elizabeth Lord,
Mary Hallipan and Florence Sohn-
The play opens with a series of1
flashes, expressing the theme of the
play, and after that, the acts are
divided in to short scenes represent-
ing various places in the school build-~
Frederic O. Crandall, asistant di-
rector of the Players, who also di-
rected "Post Road," is in charge of
"Chalk Dust." He has been assisted
by Gladys Goodwin and Claribel,
Tickets for the production are
priced at 35, 50 and 75 cents.
To Offer New
Curriculum In
Public Health

New courses in the division of
public health and hygiene will be
added to the University curriculum
through.the cooperation of the Unit-
ed States Public Health Service, it
was announced yesterday.
The new courses are a result of a
conference held Aug. 4 between Dr.
R. R. Sayers of the public health
service and Prof. John Sundwall, di-
rector of the division of public health
and hygiene of the University.
One of the features of the cooper-
ative program is a course in indus-
trial hygiene. Engineering and
medical phases of the industrial hy-
giene curriculum will be a part of
the service to be conducted.
Plans are now being made for the
government to loan the University
several men as temporary lectures in
this field during the coming year,
according touofficials who have been
working with Johns Hopkins Uni-

Enters Convent

Louis To Try
Comeback In
Odds Slightly In Favor Of
Detroit's Brown Bomber;I
Both Are Confident

Ump Stricken As Private
Plays Duck-on-the-rock
BATTLE CREEK, Aug. 17.-(P)
-The yearning of a private on
grenade duty for realism in the
second army war maneuvers sent
an umpire to the hospital today
with head injuries.
The private complained to his
captain that lie couldn't stop any
motor trucks by waving his arm
as he pretended to throw grenades,
and the captain jokingly asked:
"Why not throw a rock at them."
The soldier did just that. The
rock bounced off the head of an
umpire riding by on a truck, and
the arbiter was counted out as a
Liberal Party
Overthrown In

Spanish Border Scene Of
Bloodiest Battle Of War;


American s

50,000 Fans W
See Fistic_


MaXne Maynard
Enters Novitiate
Maxine Maynard, '35, president of
the League during her senior year,
took her first vows and received the
habit of the Dominican Sisters yes-]
terday. The ceremony took place
yesterday morning in the Holy Ros-
ary chapel of St. Joseph's College
in Adrian.
Miss Maynard will be known as
Sister Mary Thoma.
Bishop Edward F. Hoban of Rock-
ford, Ill., conducted the ceremonies,
and the sermon was preached by the
Rev. Henry J. Shroeder of the Do-
minican House of Studies at River
Forest, Ill.
Miss Maynard was widely known
in Ann Arbor because of her promi-
nence in campus activities. She was
a member of the League Trio with
Mary Morrison, '35, and Jean See-
ley, '36. These vocalists wvere fea-
tured in many programs on the cam-
pus, and also appeared on radio pro-
grams. She was a member of the Pi
Phi sorority and of Mortarboard,
honor society for senior women.
Fr. Allen J. Babcock, assistant in
charge of St. Mary's Chapel for
Catholic students, attended the cere-
CoufFlhlin Plans
Complete Rest
Ten-Day Seclusion Caused
By Illness During Radio
Broadcast Sunday
DETROIT, Aug. 17.-(P)-The Rev.
Charles E. Coughlin, exhausted by in-
tensive work for the Presidential
candidacy of William Lemke and
preparation for the national coven-
tion of his Union for Social Justice
at Cleveland, cancelled all his en-
gagements today to obtain ten days
of complete rest ordered by his physi-
He retired to the home of his
mother in Royal Oak, and said he
would seclude himself even from his
Father Coughlin became ill while
addressing the convention Sunday
in Cleveland's municipal stadium. For
ten minutes before he ceased speak-
ing, he said today, the audience was
a blur, to him.
"Then everything went black, he
added. "I turned around and fell
into the arms of a policeman."
He said he remembered "turning
to somebody and asking how much
longer before the radio time on our
National Broadcast ended. They
said 18 minutes. I started to faint.
I had to grip the rostrum to stand at
The priest's future plans were in-
definite tonight, pending his recovery
from his illness.
Sherwood Wins 1st
Round In Tourney
Miller Sherwood, '37, president of
the Men's Council and captain of
next year's varsity tennis team, yes-
terday defeated Teddy Russell of
Chicago, 6-0, 6-0, in the opening
round of the eleventh annual Mich-
igan Riviera Tennis championship
being held at Charlevoix, Associated
Press dispatches reported last night.
Harris Coggeshall of Des Moines,
defending champion, was hard-
pressed to defeat his first round op-
ponent, William Rathbun of Toledo,

Q. CoGbshl wo~~~un aftr subQlhTivi

Victory By Knockout Is
Expected Before Sixth
Round Of Melee
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.-()-Faced
with the biggest test of his meteoric
career, Joe Louis hits the comeback
trail tomorrow night in a ten-round
bout with Jack Sharkey in the Yan-
kee Stadium.
Although generally picked to beat
the veteran Boston sailor, also in the
midst of a comeback drive, the short
odds plainly show the fans are not
as sure of the youngDetroiter as they
were prior to his defeat by Max
Schmeling two months ago.
Louis was a 7 to 5 favorite tonight.
The odds were hammered down from
8 to 5 with the arrival on Broadway
of the advance guard of several hun-
dred Sharkey supporters from Bos-
With fair weather promised, Pro-
moter Mike Jacobs confidently pre-
dicted a crowd of 50,000, a gate of
$200,000. Off to a slow start ticket
sales picked up last week as interest
heightened and for the past three
days there has been an old time rush
;for pasteboards.
Both battlers were pronounced fit
and ready at their training camps
today. Sharkey broke camp at
Orangeburg. Louis will not leave
Pompton Lakes, N.J., until two hours
before the weighing-in ceremonies at
the New York Hippodrome at noon
While most of the experts are pick-
ing Louis to do a right-about-face
and polish off the squire of Chestnut
Hill with the same vicious knockout
wallop that disposed of Max Baer,
Primo Carnera and most of the
Negro's other opponents, Sharkey is
not without supporters.
The 33-year-old former champion
has worked hard and earnestly, has
attained perfect physical condition
and seems determined to prove he
is just as good as when he took the
title from Schmeling in 1932.
Sharkey thinks he is meeting Louis
at a most favorable time. With
many others he shares the opinion
that the Brown Bomber is being sent
back to the ring entirely too soon
after the walloping Schmeling gave
"He's been winning because he
hasn't had any opposition," said
Sharkey of Louis. "Schmeling showed
Joe can be hit and Joe showed he
didn't like being hit. I'll hit him and
I'll beat him."
The fight experts, almost to a man,
say a knockout will end the fight.
Most of them think the finish will
come anywhere from the first to the
sixth round.
Two Southerners fought it out for
the Intramural Summer School ten-
nis title. Ashton Phelps, former Tu-
lane netter took the championship
from Bill Bell, number 2 man on the
University of Alabama team and run-
ner-up in the Ann Arbor City Cham-
pionships.held last month.
The scores were 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Phelps had eliminated the last local
player, John Edmonds, in the semi-
final by a score of 6-3, 7-5. Panza-
rella and Lau won the doubles title
in straight sets, 7-5, 6-0.


Union Nationale Takes 71
Seats Out Of Parliament
Of 90 Members
QUEBEC, Aug. 17.-(/P)-The Un-
ion Nationale party, with a slogan
"reform," swept into power in Quebec
Province tonight.
It won an apparent overwhelming
victory in the provincial elections to
end the 39-year domination of the
Liberal party in the provincial legis-
Premier Odelard Godbout, who suc-
ceeded Louis Alaxandre Tascherau
last June, lost his own seat. Many
members of his cabinet also were de-
feated including Lucien Dugas, speak-
er of the house; Wilfred Gognon,
minister of commerce and industry;
and Stuart McDougall, provincial
The Union Nationale party, the
Canadian press reported from re-
turns at 8:30 p.m. (E.S.T.) held 71
seats. The Liberals had carried 11
constituencies and 8 others in the
90 member house were listed as
The early returns gave the Union
National a wide margin beyond the
45 seats necessary for a government
Maurce Duplessis, leader of the
Conservative-Insurgent bloc compos-
ing the Union Nationale, was con-
ceded election by his Liberal oppon-
ent, Philippe Bigue, half an hour
after the ballot counting started.
The defeat was the first suffered
by a Liberal administration in Que-
bec since the turn of the century.
Since 1897 the province had been
consistently liberal.
The Liberals campaigned under the
slogan "Keep the farmers on the
The Union National retorted: "Re-
Duplessis pledged to continue an
investigation into alleged irregulari-
Resorts Imperiled
By IsleRoyale Fire
HOUGHTON, Aug. 17.-(P)-The
forest fire situation appeared more
serious today on Isle Royale as a stiff
northwest wind blew over the island,
and reports received here. indicated
the blaze was burning briskly in two
Flames approached within half a
mile of the Chippewa Harbor resort
owned by Holger Johnson, and only a
change in the wind can prevent de-
struction of the resort, National Park
Service officials were advised. A
crew of 150 men is guarding the re-
sort and the CCC side camp at Chip-
pewa Harbor. Several boats are
standing by to evacuate the crew if

Warnings To Leave Spain
Disregarded By 165 In
Madrid Alone
Families, Business,
Given As Reasons
Number Evacuated From
War Zone Reaches 750,
State Department Says
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.--(MP-
Americans were reported tonightto
be moving out of Spain by air, rail,
and sea, but the State department
estimated that from 300 to 400 were
disregarding, its repeated warnings to
Even in Madrid, where Americans
were warned Friday that they re-
mained at their own risk, officials re-
ported 165 staying, including 49 be-
ing given refuge at the embassy.
Others were scattered throughout the
Most of those who have refused to
leave have done so for family or bus-
iness reasons, the state department1
has been advised.
Reports reaching Washington dur-
ing thetday of additional evacuations,1
brought to approximately 750 the e
total number of Americans who havee
been taken from thedanger zone.
Prominent on today's list was Mrs.-
Petronila. Gallardo, daughter of Col-f
onel David McKay, of Tampa, Fla.
She was flown from Madrid to Mar-
seilles, France by airplane. Amer-
ican consul John P. Hurley at Mar-
seilles reportedhher safe arrival there
but gave no further details. Mrs. Gal-
lardo had been ill in Spain for sev-
eral months.
Reassuring advices concerning J.
0. Ambler, an American mining en-1
gineer, of San Antonio, Tex., who for
a time has been in a precarious sit-
uation near Huelva, also were re-
ceived. He was reported by the Rio1
Tinto Mining Corporation at London1
to have arrived safely at Huelva after
being held as a hostage for several
days along with other foreign mem-1
bers %f the mining company's staff at
their mines.
Ambler was reported to be pro-
ceeding to Gibraltar.y
Manila Hit By
Typhoons; 100;
Reported Dead]
Heavy Storms Sweep East
To China, Leaving Ruin
Behind InPhilippines
MANILA, Aug. 18-(Tuesday)-(P)
-Death-dealing typhoons which
spread waste and destruction across
Northern Luzon and the Philippine
waters, raced toward the China coast;
tonight where 100 men were report-
ed in a storm-tumbled landslide.
At least 13 persons were killed
three ships crippled and native homes
and crops in Luzon destroyed by the.
60-mile-per-hour gales that lashed
the northern shores.
The storms toppled lighthouses,
adding to the marine hazards.
The Manila government, fearful of
a larger death toll report when crip-
pled communication lines are re-
stored, took steps to aid homeless
residents in the northern provinces
where crops were reported 90 per cent
destroyed in some areas.
The storm swept in Saturday, hurl-
ing the Coast and Geodetic Survey
vessel, Fathomer, on a reef at Port
San Vincente, and wrecking an un-
listed boat, Dewtee. The Fathomer's
crew of American officers and Filipino
seamen made shore safely, but no

word came from the Dewtee, which
called for help after running aground.
The most severe typhoon since 1923
struck the Hong Kong region, tossing
the British vessel Sunning, with 40
passengers, aground in Junk Bay.
The workmen were reported buried
nTneHn o Wna MwhereP a housecol-

Attention Faculty in!
Your Goose Is Cooked
SAN PEDRO, Cal., Aug. 17.-
(P--The college professor, as de-
fined today by Dr. Maude Watson,
psychologist, is a man who can't
compete in life in the outside
Dr. Watson, staff lecturer for
the University of Michigan and
director of the children's center of
the children's fund of Michigan,
arrived on the Line Santa Rosa.
Group To GiveY
'Frontiers' BY
Prof. L JICarr
Pageant To Be Presented
At 8:30 P.M. Today In
Out-Door Amphitheatre
A musical comedy "Frontiers" writ-
ten by Prof. Lowell J. Carr of the so-
ciology department, will be presented
by the Hampstead Community Play-
ers at 8:30 p.m. tonight in an open-air
amphitheatre on Hampstead Lane.
The cast and technical staff is com-
posed of a number of members of the
faculty and of the student body as
well as townspeople. This is the
second production of the group dur-
ing the summer.
The leads of the play are taken by
Carl Nelson who has been seen in
several of the Repretory Players'
works this summer including "Squar-
ing the Circle" and "Juno and the
Paycock" and by Margaret Beckman
who took part in the senior play of thet
Ann Arbor high school. She will enter"
the University in the fall. Nelson will
play the part of Roger Williams, a
heretic, and Miss Beckman the part1
of Prudence Appleby, a witch,
Other members of the cast includej
Prof. Walter L. Badger of the College
of Engineering who will play the part
of Lord High Muck-a-muck, the king'sf
inquisitor and Truman Smith, assist-1
"ant to the registrar.
Warren Foster, who graduated from
the School of Music this year, will
take the part of the Devil and Mrs.
Thomas Duncan Gillis the former1
Wilhelmine Carr who also attended
the University, will give a speciality
dance in the role of Minneomi, an In-]
dian maid.
Barbara Van Der Vort will direct]
the play. She is known for her work
in Play Production during the pastj
several years, including her work in
"Ladies in Waiting." She is being
assisted by Dorothy Ohrt, '37, also a
student in Play Production. Florence
Muyskens, '37, is in charge of proper-
ties and Mrs. June Bridges, a grad-
uate of the University, in, make-up
chairman. Thelma Teschendorf, '36,
is a member of the lighting commit-'
tee. Mrs. Carmen Acker is a member
of the villagers in the cast.
There are nine songs in the play.
The story concerns the trial of the
witch and heretic in Puritan com-
Invitations to the play have been
extended to friends of the members
of the group. Any others interested
in attending the performance are
cordially invited. At 8:15 p.m. pre-
ceeding the production there will be
an organ recital given on a Hammond
Electric Organ.
Owens Is Eligible
For Big Ten Meets
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.-(yP)-Maj.
John L. Griffith, Western Conference
athletic commissioner and president
of the National Collegiate Athletic

Association, said tonight that the sus-
pension of Jesse Owens by the Am-
ateur Athletic Union would not dis-
qualify the Ohio State Negro star
from:intercollegiate competition,, pro-
vided he remains "otherwise eligible."
"If the A.A.U. suspended Owens
for failure to compete in barnstorm-

Enraged Loyalist Troops
Clash With Fascists In
Fight Of Extermination
Victory March Of
Leftists Continues
Island Of Mallorca Is
Taken After Rebels Meet
Defeat In Barricade
MADRID, Aug. 17.-()-Enraged
by the massacre of 1,500 government
hostages in Badajoz 20,000 Loyalist
troops tonight clashed with rebel
forces in a bloody "battle of exterm-
ination" all along the rebel blockade
on the Portugal border.
The fierce hand-to-hand fighting
was reported to be the most sanguin-
ary of, the 31-day-old civil war.
No quarter was being asked or
given by either side, as the govern-
ment hurled bayoneted legions
against the stubbornly fighting rebel
defenders of strategic border position.
North of Madrid the steady bom-
bardment of Guadarrama continued
into the night unbated, with little de-
cisive progress reported by either side.
The government said Loyalist col-
umns continued their advances into
Andalucia, with Loyalists occupying
a number of strategic positions near
Teruel where it was expected the rebel
stronghold would be stormed within
a day or two.
'Victory March' Proceeds
Spanish government troops drove
on tonight in their "victory march"
across the Island of Mallorca, after
scotching Fascist rebels barricaded
in the Gijon jail.
The group of rebels, sniping from
the grilled windows of the jail and
from the army engineers' barracks,
surrendered after many were killed,
the government announced.
(In London, however, it was report-
ed that 500 'government troops were
killed and 250 taken prisoners in a
rebel ambush on the Balearic Island
of Mallorca. The report said -the
rebels allowed the government troops
to land unmolested, then decoyed
them into a trap).
Meanwhile a major battle was im-
minent at Palma, the capital of Mal-
lorca, as the government troops be-
gan a new major offensive. Loyalist
leaders reported that three columns
of their troops had captured several
towns and that everywhere the in-
vaders were greeted by the citizenery
with cries of "long live the Republic."
Rebels Report Action
(Smashing rebel victories on the
Madrid and Zaragoza fronts were re-
ported by rebel headquarters at Bur-
gos. The government defenders out-
side Madrid were beaten off in a
bloody counter-attack against be-
seiging rebels, it was announced at
(The rebel leaders declared the
government troops had been driven
back toward Guadalajara, and that
an "important victory" had been
scored by rebel forces near Zaragoza.
The rebels reported 600 government
soldiers killed and 150 captured. 1
(General Francisco Franco, leader,
of the insurgents, meanwhile visited
his forces' headquarters and con-
ferred with commanders of the north-
ern rebel wing).
Teruel Province Threatened
The government announced simul-

taneously that its forces had cap-
tured the towns of klberobajo, Taller
and San Daniel, in Northeastern
Huesca province.
As Loyalist and rebel forces con-
verged slowly on Teruel Province, in
Eastern Spain, the prospect of an
encounter caused peasants to flee.
'Fighting stubbornly to head off the
rebel drive on Madrid, government
troops clashed with rebels in sporadic
battles throughout southeastern Ba-
dajoz Province.
Meanwhile the government cabinet
met on the 31st day of the civil war-

'Chalk -Dust' Is Clever Satire
On Modern Educational Methods

For the very first time, school
teachers will act as school teachers,
poking fun at their own short com-
ings, when "Chalk Dust," the Clarke
and Nurnberg variorum of high+
school trials and tribulations, opens
at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre to-
The theme of 'Chalk Dust,' is quite
appropriate for the Summer Session,
Claribel Baird, assistant director of
the play said. "We hope it will be
the most amusing show of the sea-

itself," Mrs. Baird continued. "Clark
and Nurnberg have included all of
the typical characters of high school
life. There is the traditional group
of gossipy women together with
scenes from the men's quarters that
even-outdo those of the women," she
went on.
"The high school teachers who see
the play can have a look-in on their
own frailties, largely played by ac-
tual high school teachers. Mr. Cran-
dall, the director, has employed type-
casting in choosing the various char-
acters," she added.

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