SATURDAY, JULY 9, 193s T HE MICHIGAN D AI. Y
I AGE THRER
Modern French Drama
Resulted From Efforts
Of 'Le Theatre Libre'
The hold of the "trinity" of the
French theatre in the 19th century-
Hugo, Dumas and Augier-with its
intolerance ofnew authors and ideas,
was broken finally through the in-
fluence of "Le Theatre Libre" which
opened its door to unknown authors
with new ideas in 1887, Mr. James
O'Neill of the Romance languages de-
prtment told more than 50 :nem-
bers of the Summer Sessior French
Club meeting Thursday night at the
Founded by a progressive play-
wright, Antoine, Mr. O'Neill said, the
theatre was instrumental not only in
discovering progressive French play-
wrights, but in introducing such for-
eign authors as Ibsen, Tolstoi and
Hauptmann to the French theatre.
Much progress was made by the
"Theatre Libre" Mr. O'Neill poined
out, in modernizing acting technique,
in making the actors more natural
on the stage, breaking away from the
declamatory style which the "trinity"
Wlen Antoine saw, he said, that
through the work of the "Theatre
Libre" progressive ideas in both writ-
ing and stage technique were being,
propagated throughout all the stages
cf France, he judged his work hadj
been done, aid he closed the doors of
the theatre in 1894.
The next activity of the club will be
a special program at the French
Douse, 1414 Washtenaw, celebrating
the French National Holiday on July
Affair is First Activity
Of Deutscher Vereini
The Summer Session Deutscher
Verein will hold a reception for all
students and faculty interested in
German at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the
Grand Rapids Room of 'the League.
Prof. Henry Nordmeyer, chairmant
of the German department, will give
a reading from Goethe's Faust; Ver-
nor Kellet, Grad., will sing German
songs and will lead the group in sing-
ing, and refreshments will be served.,
Otto G. Graf of the German depart-
ment will assist at the affair. 1
This reception will be the first in
a series of activities sponsored by the
Deutscher Verein. The next pro-
gram will be a trip to Cranbrook
School in Birmingham, under the
leadership of Kellet, who teaches
German there. The date and arrange-
ments for the trip will be announced
later in The Daily.
Another activity of the club is the
German table which meets each day
at 12 noon and 6 p.m. in the alcove
of the League cafeteria, giving stu-
dents and faculty interested in con-
versational German the opportunity
to become proficient in speaking the
IDAMLY OFF QAL
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This meeting will be in the form oft
a conference. Mrs. Grace Sloan Ov-
erton will speak on "Christian Coun-
selling in Boy and Girl Relation-
ships." This hour will be followed by1
discussion in smaller groups and re-
ports as well as a fellowship hour.
Lutheran Students enrolled in the
Summer Session will have an outing
this Sunday. All Lutheran Studentsf
and their friends are welcome. We
will meet at Zion Lutheran Parisht
Hall at 4:30. A picnic supper will bek
served for the usual charge of 25r
cents. The Parish Hall is located ats
309 E. Washington Street.E
Trinity Lutheran Church Services7
will be held Sunday at 10:30 a.m.E
with sermon by Rev. Henry 0. Yoder
on "God's Hour."
Church Worship Services will be
held in Zion Lutheran Church, East
Washington at South Fifth Ave.,
Sunday at 10:30. The sermon "Justi-
fication" will be delivered by Rev.
Ernest C. Stellhorn, Pastor.
'Brother Rat' Presented
Tonight For Last *Time
Lack of profits in trading with Spain was bemoaned in London by
Italian Ernesto Geraci (above), who has four steamers. In reporting
refent bombings, he said that out of a 64-day trip by one steamer, he
had made only $2,500.
IN THIS CORNER
.... -By MEL F
Today's column is devoted to a
description of a cricket match-
The Great Test Match at Lords,
Saturday, June 26, England vs.
Australia-which we have re-
ceived from our London corres-
pondent, Dorothy Gies, Michi-
gan, '36, now at the University of
Quite A Match, What ? .. .
Scene: huge grandstand milling
with 40,000 people, bright sunny day,
just what you'd imagine for a perfect
baseball, I mean, cricket game . .
People fighting to get into the bleach-
ers to stand for seven hours . . . Hun-
dreds had been waiting at the box
office since six in the morning.
Just a bit to my left there, Lord
Harbrook and his son from Eton;
overson the other side the famous old
cricketer, Sir Sidney Deans; and
smack behind me George Astley, the
noted actor, in monocle.
Old Shorty Hammond steps up to
bat at last. One, two, three, we're
off-oh goody. The pitcher-excuse
me, bowler-takes a run and a leap
and throws the ball a few yards
smack at the batter's bat. Old Shorty
gives it a croquet twist and sends it
rolling down the field. Enough time
before any of the fieldsmen comes to.
for Shorty to run a leisurely 10 yards
or so and back-counts two hits. Oh
boy, what a game! If he should hit
the ball upwards, and one of the
fieldsmen should happen to catch it,
then the crowd nearly goes frantic
with applause. What marvellous
fielding, I say, that is a bit of all
right, isn't it, Algie? Not that the
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crowd ever goes frantic, or
a vocal noise. Heaven
heaven didn't, the police
the signs around notify.
in a dignified manner, but
voice-frightfully bad form.
This goes on ad infinitum, with $480 after forcing a woma
Shorty and his pals rotating clerk to open a safe.
turns at the bat, just batting on -
and on until one of them hap-
pens to make a foul or let the LAST DAY
ball hit the wicket. Usually a "FIGHT "MAID'S
player makes 100 so-called runs FOR YOUR NIGHT
before he is out. You can imagine LADY" OUT"
how exciting it is, especially when
the runs are not runs at all, but
a half-hearted trot to the oppo-
site wicket and back. And if he
hits the ball to the edge of the
field, he doesn't have to bother to STARTING SUNDAY
run, just gets his four hits for
Do I like the game, my neighbor
asks me? Well, rawthah. I think it's
frightfully fascinating. That player
in the white hat is awfully clever,
isn't he; oh, he's the umpire; I see.
I have the same trouble in America.
Who are you betting on? Oh, bet-
ting is forbidden in cricket; it's a
gentlemen's game. Yes, that's what I
was afraid of, I mean, gathered. Did
you say it was getting on toward
The Midday Halt...
Th crowd in the grandstand is
frightfully high class, Oxford ac-
cents and Queen Mary busts. One-
twenty, one-twenty-five - ah, the I
bell; the team stops right in the - ita Gu3 L
middle and all off for lunch. Did I LJO '
say off? My mistake. The Duchess of As_
Richbich reaches under the seat and Also
produces her brown paper sack; so DISNEY'S LATEST
does everybody else in the stand. "LONESOME GHOST"
Thermos jugs cuddled on blue-blood-
ed knees, devilled eggs and potato PARAMOUNT NEWS
salad . . . Only the vulgah go to the
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