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SUNDAY, JULY 19, 1936


Although the unfortunate, "Queen
Mary," or Virginia Frink, and the
daring, "Earl of Bothwell," or Charles
T. Harrell, were married only to be
parted until death, rumours going
about backstage say that actually the
two will be married following Charlie's
first year of teaching in Kansas City
with no queenly half-sisters to in-
terfere .. .
Frederic O. Crandall, who brought
the fanatic, "John Knox" to life,
reading a book avidly in the wings,
regardless of the discomfort of his
cinnamon whiskers and heavy robes,
commenting to some people on his
interest in the decentralization of the
American theatre, in having import-
ant theatrical centers throughout the
United States rather than having
them centered in New York City....
Truman Smith, playing the be-
frilled, "Due de Chatelherault" in
the evenings and a very import-
ant part in the University Rec-
order's Office in the mornings . .
The four Marys: Mary Lou Mehler,
of Carnegie Tech; Leone Lee, Laurine
Hager and Ruth Le Roux, praying
for the protectiveness of their vol:'. -
t"_ skirts when a mouse scurried
quite dramatically across the stage
during one of the more effective
scenes, "Queen Mary," suppressing a
lady-like gasp at the same time and
going on with the show . .. "Queen
Elizabeth" Sarah Pierce having a coke
with Hubert Skidmore, author of the
current novel sensation and Hopwood
prize-winner "I Will Lift Up Mine
Eyes," and helping him brush up on
his shabbier historical points con-
cerning the tragic life of "Mary" . .
Karl Nelson, "Lord Darnley,"
endeavoring to look Elizabethan
with his hair combed over his
forehead in dandyfied bangs,
though they proved insufferably
ticklish, and finally rufflng them
up in desperation for the inebri-
ated scene, where it was just as
"David Rizzio," Samuel Birnkrant,.
losing his atmospheric ear-ring and
borrowing one hastily rather than
having to "die" without it, never
knowing exactly which way he was
going to die or be carried out ...
Ross McPherson, or "Jamie," dining
and conversing in French at "Le
Foyer Francais," and hurrying back
to assume his Scotch accent for the
rise of the curtain... Milton Halliday
being shrewd and heartless, as the
"Earl of Moray" on-stage and equally
as shrewd and heartless, though a bit
sleepy, when taking attendance in
his role as assistant in the Con-
temporary Drama class . . .
Ralph Bell, the cunning, "Mait-
land of Lethington," crooning out
his lines anywhere and at any-
time whether it be on-stage, off-
stage, or while being fitted for a
costume ... The kindly, "Lord
Huntley," Frederic James, whose
Scottish dialect was so convinc-
ing, confessing that he's really at
his most enjoyable best when he's
before a canvas with an easle by
his side, since painting is to be
his lifes' work ...
Joseph Free, "Lord Douglass," la-
menting the fact that his bride of a
year couldn't make it from Dayton
in time to catch the last perform-
ance . . . Josh Roach ,the Second
Guard, leading his doll-like two-year-
old daughter, Justine, around and
everyone acclaiming her the poten-
tial "Tina," the child-interest in the
forthcoming play, "The Old Maid"
Guy Parker, the stage carpenter,
yanking heavy sets into place and
then dashing off to a refreshing
corner to dream about buying a tidy
yawl within a couple of years and

sailing away to king it over some
beautiful South Sea island . . . Rob-
ert Mellencamp, the stage manager,
introducing the latest thing in time-
peices, a huge watch hung from his
neck by a husky bit of rope ... Frank
Wurtsmith the electrician, becoming
horrified on being informed that his
German haircut seems to be growing,
while taking telephonic orders from
Alexander Wyckoff, the art director,
who was able to phone instructions
backstage from a comfortable seat
in the audience ... no one was aware
of it.
An envelope containing several
valuable notes endorsed by Nicholas
and Ellis Yost, brothers of Fielding
H. Yost, Michigan's Athletic Direct-
or, were lost yesterday, probably at
some point between the Yost home
at the east end of Hill Street and the
Athletic Administration Building on
S. State Street, it was reported to po-
lice yesterday The person finder is
asked to call Mr. Yost at 4690.


At University Fresh Air Camp

Murp)hy, Welsh
Laud New Deal
In Their Talks
Latter Says Federal Relief
Plan Was Inspired By
His CityAdministration1
DETROIT, July 18.--(P)-Two men
seeking the Democratic nomination
for Governor were campaigning in
opposite ends of the State tonight
and each was lauding the Democratic
National Administration.
In the Thumb District, FrankI
Murphy, Philippine High Commision-
er, has his "week-end" campaign
under way, while George W. Welsh,
Dormer Republican Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor turned Democrat, invaded the
comparatively sparsely settled Ke-
weenaw Peninsula.
Both Murphy and Welsh in their
initial addresses have praised Presi-
dent Roosevelt and the relief program
of the Democratic Administration in
Washington, holding that it enabled
the Republican State Administration
to claim a balanced State budget.
Welsh, in his Upper Michigan ad-
dresses, asserted that the Federal
relief plan really had its origin in
measures adopted in Grand Rapids
under his administration as city man-
ager, during the worst of the de-
pression, and added that he was in
the campaign "to see that Roosevelt
is reelected and allowed to carry on
this great work."
Rosco Conklin Fitch, of Detroit,
said today that he had more than
enough signatures to petitions to
qualify him for a place on the pri-
mary ballot for the Republican con-
test for the governorship nomination.
Perhaps the most significant de-
velopment of the week affecting the
Democratic political situation was
the definite announcement by Frank
A. Picard that he will not be a candi-
date for Governor or for United'
States Senator. Picard, for several
weeks, has been reported as a pos-
sible candidate for one or the other of'
these offices'
Making his announcement he said
he had been concerned about the
senatorial contest but that with the
entry of Rep. Prentiss M. Brown, of
St. Ignace, into the race for that
nomination he felt he could definite-
ly dismiss any thought of entering
While most of those who have
qualified or announced their plans of

Tugwell Sees Drught Ravages In Dakotas

Above are shown everyday views of life at the University Fresh Air
Camp at Patterson Lake. Members of the camp and local youths will
take to the campus with tags and pails Wednesday to collect contribu-
tions to aid in the financi'ng of the camp.
Huron River's Part Important
In The Settlement Of Michigan

-Associated Press Photo.
Dr. Rexford G. Tugwell, Federal resettlement administrator, was con-
fronted with devastated fields of grain, corn stripped by grasshoppers
and water holes dried by the relentless heat as he made an inspection
our of the drought-stricken Dakotas. With other officials he is shown
examining a shriveled cornfield near Mandan, N.D.

Olympic Leader
Warns Against
Says Team Members Must
Obey Rules Or Leave
'Their Mates At Cobh
(Associated Press Sports Writer)
,oute to Berlin, July 18.-Disciplinary
aroblems among members of the
\merican Olympic Team, which arose
oday when rain cut short the work-
>uts, drew a sharp warning from
Xvery Brundage that further unrea-
:onable violations of the training
:ies would result in the dismissal of
he offendcrs at the first port of call
--Cobh, Ireland.
The American Olympic Committee
"resident delivered his ultimatum to
ill of the Olympians after receiving
.eports of late hours, drinking and
tambling among some of the athletes.
3rundage stressed that there were
,nly a few violators and that the ma-
iority were holding to the regulations
and maintaining good discipline on
the whole but the managers of three
teams, namely the women's swim-
ming, field hockey and fencing, were
charged specifically with the respon-
sibility of enforcing stricter adher-
ence to the training rules.
One Glass But Not Two
"We are making all reasonable al-
lowances," Brundage declared. "We
are not prudish nor do we have any
objection to a glass of beer or smok-
ing by athletes who know how to be-
have generally and not disrupt the
team's morale and discipline. Now
it's up to the members of the team to
Show they mean business."
Much official debate developed
over the decision of the team salute
to be used in the Olympic parade. It
will take the form of the men lifting
their hats, holding them in their
right hand and extending the right
arm forward parallel to the ground.
The girls merely will extend their
right arms forward
Officials denied the suggestion that
this was a "modified Nazi salute,"
explaining they desired a distinctive
gesture as a part of the opening cere-
It has not been decided who will
have the honor of carrying the Stars
and Stripes except t'hat the choice
will be based on seniority,

History Of Valley Is T
In Guide Book Writ
By Faculty Members



The Huron River was the highway
of the early settlers in Michigan, ac-
cording to Edwin C. Goddard, profes-
sor-emeritus of law, in a chapter of
the "Guide to the Huron River Val-
ley," which is nearing its completion
and soon will be ready for the pub-
Besides its utility as a highway,
Professor Goddard points out, the
Huron River and its tributaries also
determined the location of the early
white settlers because it furnished,
power for their mills.'
"The dams were small affairs," he
continues, "and were located where,
at least cost of labor and money, a
head of water could be secured to run
the waterwheels. It was for this rea-
son that the tributaries, rather than
the river itself, were used by the
earliest settlers."
Along the river, beside the dam
sites with their accompanying mills,
Major Leagues

New York .........
Cleveland .........
Detroit ............
Boston ............
Chicago ...........
St. Louis ..........




Ypsilanti, Belleville, Flat Rock, and
Rockwood grew up. And in such a1
way, Professor Goddard related, Ann
Arbor was founded in 1824, its first
settlers, John Allen and Elijah Rum-
sey, building their cabins near Al-
len's Creek, where a dam for water
power was the easiest means to securec
the essential saw mill and grist mill.
Origin Of Name Told
Professor Goddard also tells of the;
naming of Ann Arbor. The names of1
both the wives of the first two set-
tlers were Ann, and their grape arborl
suggested the name 'Ann's Arbor,'
which was later shortened to Annf
More settlers followed the Allens3
and the Rumseys and after stores and
more dams and mills were erected the
population rose to 2,000 in 1838,
when the location of the University
was definitely established.
Although the coming of the railroad
had nothing to do with the early set-
tlements along the river, according to
Professor Goddard, it did determine
the location of industry and popula-
"On the other hand, the river val-
ley did have an important bearing
on the location of the railroad. In-
stead of going along the shorter route
of the Chicago pike through Ypsilanti,
Saline and Coldwater, which would
doubtless have made Ypsilanti the
local metropolis, it followed the easier
line of the Huron from Ypsilanti to
Dexter and thence beyond the valley
to Jackson.
Became County Center
"This gave Ann Arbor the chance,
later aided by the location of the
county seat and a north and south
railroad, to become the chief center of
population and business in the Huron
The guide book is the culmination
of a Federal project begun two years
by Dr. Henry C. Curtis and a group
of students, who surveyed the Huron
Valley and Washtenaw County. With
a foreword by President Ruthven, the
guide contains articles by Prof. Har-
lowe Whittemore, of the landscape
design department on "The Beauti-
fication of the Huron River and Val-
ley," and by Dr. Max Peet of the
University Hospital on "Bird Life and
Sanctuaries," and by other authori-
ties on subjects concerning the valley.
PHOENIX, Ariz., July 18.-('P-
Miss Stilla Franklin, member of a
family socially prominent in Detroit,
was married today to First Lieut.
William Elwood Means.
Promptly and neatly done by
experienced operators at mod-
erate rates. Student work a
specialty for twenty-eight years.
0. D. Morrill
314 South State Street


Violinist Is Seized
In Co-Ed Murder
ASHEVILLE, N. C., July 18.-(R)-
Mark Wollner, 35-year-old violinist
who has appeared on national radio
hook-ups, was held for questioning
tonight in the mysterious murder of
18-year-old Helen Clevenger, New
York University co-ed.
Deputies brought Wollner, a native
of Germany, to the jail shortly before
9:30 p.m. today, and officers began
at once to grill him behind barred
doors. He was booked simply "for
qualifying for the primary have their
campaigns under way in scattered
sections of the State, the real drive
for votes is not expected to be in full
swing until the final time for filing
primary petitions expires at 4 p.m.
on Tuesday, July 28, to finally disclose
who will be in the "semi-final"
round of the political race this year.


63 Competitors
Match Skill In
Mackinac Race
DETROIT, July 18.-(A)-More
than three score of the finest sailing
craft in the Great Lakes region were
headed for Mackinac Island tonight
-from Chicago and Port Huron-
with a trophy for the best corrected
time as the principal prize.
Twenty of the craft got away from
Port Huron this afternoon shortly
after 2:30 p.m. in a stiff east wind
that invited full canvas.
The Chicago fleet of 43 ships, with
90 miles farther to sail, is racing up
Lake Michigan.
The Chicago fleet produced the
winner of the intercity race last year.
Most of the Lake Huron craft ran in-
to fog and calm on their 241-mile

Masters of the
Art o f Making


Yesterday's Results
Detroit 6, Boston 5.
New York 2-15, St. Louis 7-4.
Chicago 7-21, Philadelphia 4-14.
Cleveland 10, Washington 3.
Games Today
St. Louis at New York (2).
Cleveland at Washington (2).
Detroit at Boston.
Chicago at Philadelphia.

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Yesterday's Results
Boston 6, St. Louis 5.
New York 10, Cincinnati 2.
Chicago 8, Philadelphia 6.
Brooklyn 6, Pittsburgh 5.
Games Today
New York at Cincinnati (2).
Brooklyn at Pittsburgh.
Boston at St. Louis (2).
Philadelphia at Chicago (2).


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