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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Mwichael and Mary' Costumes
Made By Miss Barton's Class

Time was only relative to Joy
Waseman, 21, who sat in the Ten-
essee governor's office for five
weeks in a "sit down' strike for
a state job. She got the job; now
she's hoping it will be permanent..
A rchitectural School
Puts Student Work
In Summer Exhibit
An exhibit of representative work
of winter classes in the Architectural
College will be on display through-
out the summer in the Architectural
Building.
The exhibit, in which all depart-
ments in the college are represent-
ed, was set up in conjunction with
the annual alumni meetings at Coni-
mencement and is found in the third
floor exhibition room, in the first
floor exhibition cases and along all
of the corridors. Mural work has been
hung in the library.
Except for a number of art objects
owned by the school, the work is en-
tirely student work. It includes archi-
tectural design, painting, interior de-
sign, batiks, weaving, textiles, pot-
tery and ceramics, metal work and
mosaics. The faculty of each depart-
ment took charge of its section of
the display.
At the end of the summer a second
exhibit of work done by Summer
Session students in architectural de-
sign; painting and decorative design
will be set up. A display of watercolor
work by students and faculty may
be organized during the summer
also.
SAARINEN WINS
WASHINGTON, June 28.-(P)-
Eliel and Eeero Saarinen, father and
son, and an associate, Robert Swan-
son, all of Bloomfield Hills, won to-
day the competition for a design for
a proposed Smithsonian Institution'
Gallery of Art here.
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New Staff Member Tells
Of Difficulties In Getting
Correct Impressions.
Most of the costumes for the Reper-
tory Players' production of "Michael
and Mary" were made by students of
Miss Lucy Barton's class in costum-'
ing. Miss Barton, the author of "His-
toric Costuming for the Stage," and
"Costuming the Biblical Play," has
joined the University staff this sum-
mer as head of the costume depart-
ment.
Miss Barton received her training
at Carnegie Tech and has spent most
of her career costuming and directing
pageants. She taught for a time at
the University of Iowa, and in 1934
she costumed the players of the Orig-
inal Globe Theatre for Thomas Wood
Stevens at the World's Fair in Chi-
cago. For the past few years she has
been doing research for the Yale
Rockefeller Theatre Collection. Her
major interest is costuming with the
fine. arts.
In costuming "Michael and Mary,"
Miss Barton built the dresses of the
period of 1905 around a grey pana-
ma suit and a hat of a belle of that
day, lent by Prof. Herbert Kenyon.
The rest of the dresses were made
by Miss Barton and her students in
a manner not to seem incongruous
with the authentic dress of the period,
worn by Violet in the play. In the first
act Mary's dresses are dowdy, in
definite contrast to the brilliancy of
Violet's.
To trace Mary's ascendancy in the
social world, Miss Barton then cos-
tumes her in a green cloth dress, and
for the setting of 1919 she has de-
signed her a lovely costume in blue
velvet. In the last act Mary's dress
is in contemporary mode although the
period is 1929. Miss Barton maintains
that the time lapse must be suffi-
ciently long or the audience will not
accept the costume as anything but
an out-of-date dress. Thus she has
given it only a flavor of the style of
1939. In the main the costumes are
conservative, although one gown,
pink, as contrasted with Mary's red-

hair, is unusual because of the color
combination.
Another costume problem was that
of making Mary lovelier as her finan-
cial and social positions improve and
at the same time make her look older
although women's fashions have be-
come steadily younger. Her hair style
is changed from a pompadour to a
bushy bob for the setting of 1919,
and then changed to a long style
with a knot for. the scenes in 1929.
Miss Barton says that wigs are al-
ways difficult to use satisfactorily
since natural hair lines cannot be
given, so she much prefers to dress
the natural hair in suitable arrange-
ment.
The clerical costume proved a
problem until the Reverend Henry
Leech, rector of St. Andrews Epis-
copal Church, came to the rescue.
Clerical clothes change little in de-
sign so that it was possible to use
a contemporary costume. Miss Bur-
ton achieves a 1905 appearance in
Michael's clothing by simply giving
him a high collar and a fob watch.
In the second scene the watch is on
a chain to suggest the changing
times. Suggestion, she says, is all that
is necessary, if it is skillfully done,
to give men's clothes a dated appear-
ance.

300 Students
In Attendance
At Tea Dance
Grand March And Circle
Dances Are Led By Roy
LeValleyAt First Party
More than 300 students made the
first tea dance yesterday in the
League ballroom a decided success,
with music furnished by Earl Stevens
and his orchestra and refreshments
by the League.
Feature of the dance was the grand;
march, directed by Roy Roscoe Le-
Valley, Grad., who also led several
circle two-steps. The dances are
to be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
every Wednesday and are free of
charge to both men and women stud-
ents of the Summer Session.
Among those present yesterday
were Beth O'Roke, '40A, president
of the summer League Council, Betty
Kepler, '41, social chairman of the
League Council, Phil Newman, '40E,
Harriet Thom, '40, Tom Courtney,
'40E, Dennis Flanagan, '40, Virginia
Osgood, '41A, Kenneth Meyer, '40E,
Doris Merker, '41, Paul Park, '40, Ed
Christy, Ed., Jane Elspass, '40, Peggy
.Thompson, and Glen Kendall, '41E.
Others seen at the dance and
around the punch bowl were Bill
Wetherbee, L, Mary Ellen Wheeler,
'41, Mary Pearsol, Eleanor Lobban,
'41, Jack Schuler, '40, Jerry Martin,
John Rinek, '39E, Jack Canavan,
'42L, Helen Marsh, '39Ed, John Clark,
'42E.
and Mrs. Leroy Waterman, Prof. and
Mrs. Louis M. Eich, Mr. William W.
Lockwood, Jr., Mr. John W. Stanton,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Yamagiwa
and Mr. Esson Gale of Washington,
D.C._

Western State
Educator Gives
Address Here
Nationalism In Education
Possible In Democracy,
Prof. Wilds Declares
It is possible to have democratic
nationalism as well as totalitarian
nationalism, Prof. Elmer E. Wilds of
Western State Teachers College
claimed yesterday in thesecond of
a series of public lectures sponsored
by the School of Education.
Professor Wild's topic was "Amer-
ican Education - Nationalistic or
Democratic." Saying the two adjec-
tives are not paradoxical, the speaker
asserted that there must be devel-
oped a type of education that will re-
sult in a different sort of attitude,
a type that will instil intelligence
and good will.
"I do not mean to defend the to-
talitarian states," Professor Wilds
stated, "but I think the dictators are
justified in some of the accusations
they are making at the democracies."
In the democracies, he went on to
say, people have "freedom to degen-
erate, to be poor, to beg, to loaf, to
strike, to express themselves in un-
desirable ways, to chat and to ex-
ploit. There is freedom in the dem-
ocracies that is abused."
Sen. Brown's Daughter
To Vacation In Europe
NEW YORK, June 28.-VP)-Ruth
Brown, daughter of Sen. Prentiss M.
Brown (Dem.-Mich.) left today on
a vacation trip to Europe, a present
from her parents for her graduation
from Albion College. The Senator,
who .was at the dock to see her off,
said he would return to Michigan for
a short rest before returning to Wash-
ing ton.

Mayor Robert S. Maestri of New
Orleans, a staunch political ally
and mentor of Earl Long, is ex-
pected to continue in his advisory
role since Long has been sworn in
as governor of Louisiana.
Far East Institute's
Faculty Is Honored

Carillon Program
Carillon Concert, 7:30 p.m. to-
day.
Carillonneur, Mr. Sydney F.
Giles.
PROGRAM
Impromptu ....F. Timmermans
Believe Me If All Those Endearing
Young Charms, Thomas Moore
Blue Bells of Scotland ... Scotch
Menuet No. 1 . .Kamiel Lefevere
Cecelia (Theme with Variations)
............. Adolf Denyn
Allegretto .......Stephen Heller
Menuet and Trio ...... J. S. Bach
Moment Triste .........Pebikoff
March Turque ..........Mozart

The faculty of the Institute of Far
Eastern Studies were honored at a
reception last night at the home of
Prof and Mrs. Robert B. Hall of Bar-
ton Hills.
Attending the reception were Sen.
and Mrs. Elbert D. Thomas, Dean and
Mrs. Edward H. Kraus, Prof. and
Mrs. Louis A. Hopkins, Dr. and Mrs,
Yuen Zang Chang, Prof. and Mrs.
Robert W. Clack, Prof. and Mrs. Jos-
eph R. Hayden, Prof. and Mrs. George
B. Cressey, and Dr. and Mrs. Ryotaro
Kato.
Prof. and Mrs. George A. Kennedy,
Prof. and Mrs. Paul M. A. Linebarger,
Prof. and Mrs. Michael S. Pargment,
Prof. and Mrs. James M. Plumer,
Dr. and Mrs. Shio Sakanishi, Prof.

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