t, AUGUST 5, 1941
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Broadway Star Calls Theatre
An Escape' During Wartime
By GEORGE SALLADE 4_ _ _
The theatre in war time is an es-
cape and the percentage of good plays
always goes down, Hiram Sherman,
Broadway star who is appearing with
the Michigan Repertory Players of
the speech department in Harold
Brighouse's "Hobson's Choice," de-
clared in an interview yesterday.
Sherman pointed out that the past
Broadway season was disappointing
in good opening plays. Next year will
probably be characterized by musical
comedies and girlie shows typical of
war time. During the First World
War the Ziegfield Follies and other
similar productions were in vogue.
According to Sherman the best new
play this year was Lillian Hellman's
"Watch on the Rhine." The New
York Theatre, however, he said was
a realistic theatre rather than artistic
and not adapted to experimentation.
Cost of a commercial theatre pro-
hibits any gambling with experimen-
ation and theatre owners are inter-
ested in' keeping their theatres open
with whatever they can.
Little theatres are providing the
only real experimentation in drama
today, Sherman explained. He
praised the summer theatre of the
Michigan Repertory Players because
of its more professional attitude in
taking -the entertainment value of a
production into consideration.
The theatre was created to enter-
tai, Sherman emphasized, but many
little theatres devote themselves to
presenting plays for what they think
is the artistic value, but that no one
wants to see.
Noting the question of permanent
employment on his draft blank, Sher-
man referred to acting as a "very pre-
carious profession." This year in
New York he has appeared in S. N.
Behrman's "The Talley Method" with
Ina Claire and Philip Merivale and
in St. John Ervine's "Boy's Shop."
Sherman began this career in 1926
when he joined the Goodman Reper-
tory Company in Chicago after leav-
ing the University of Illinois. He
spent three years with the Goodman
Company before taking up work in
New York. Sherman also served one
year with the WPA theatre.
He has been seen in Ann Arbor in
In The Majors
the last two spring seasons. His per-
formances include "Boyd's Shop,"
"Winter''s Tale," "Skylark" and "Man
and Superman." He has taken part
in the summer presentations of John
Galesworthy's "The Pidgeon," "The
Shoemaker's Holiday" and this week
Phi Delta Kappa Initiates
Forty-six University students have
been initiated into Phi Delta Kap-
pa, honorary education fraternity.
Those initiated are Wayne O. Aho,
John Brant, Ray Bechtold, Normal
G. Cobb, Paul K. Cousino, H. Grey-
son Daughtrey, Henry C. Dykema, J.
A. Evans, Thomas M. Evans, Emery
T. Freeman, Clifford H. Gettings,
Donald R. Gill, Kenneth R. Hawk-
ins, George Hickman, Julius M. Hill,
George V. Hiney, Arthur G. Hughes,
Richard F. Huizenga, Kenneth Jew-
ell, O. E. Jorstad, James A. Logan,
Lester McCoy, Roger W. McFall and
Leone E. Mills.
Others accepted into membership
are Harold Mueller, John H. Nie-
meyer, Edwin C. Oakes, Ivan Park-
er, Burton C. Peterson, Clifford D.
Reincke, Louis Roberts, Hamilton G.
Robichaud, Alex J. Shaw, E. Rollin
Silfies and William F. Soskin.
Gaylord M. Speaker, William R.
Speer, Arthur T. Stoughton, Ernest
L. Swanson, Hugo T. Swanson, Rob-
ert T. Swartz, Herschel L. Wallade,
Clermont C. Watson, Alfred G. West,
Wayne Wilson and Gerald S. Zylstra.
Series E I
New York ........ 70 32
Cleveland ........ 57 43
Chicago .........49 52
Philadelphia .... 48 52
Detroit .......... 47 55
St. Louis ........ 40 59
Washington ...... 38 59
New York 7, Washington 5
Boston 7, Philadelphia 6
Only games scheduled.
Detroit at Cleveland( night)
Chicago at St. Louis (night).
New York at Washington
Philadelphia at Boston
St. Louis ........
New York ........
LITTLE did they think that all this
"freezing of assets" was going to
make milady's legs cold this winter.
The girls, it seems, have defi-
nitely come out against cotton
stockings and we can't say that we
blame them. The only one who has
declared himself infavor of less
"leg art" is If fy the Dopester-
and he has a beard.
N NEW YORK, the new fall fash-
ions will probably help the situa-
tion out quite a bit, as dresses this
October will be worn with the hem
only 13 inches from the ground in-
stead of 16. But it won't do much to
solve the problem in the mid-west-
out in this part of the country the
women are always at least a year
behind in style.
* * *'
NECESSITY being the mother of
invention, several enterprising
manufacturers are offering many
new foundation creams for legs
and new leg powder and knee rouge
are reported on the way. Now all
they have to do is invent some-
thing to make the ankles graceful
and we're set for the winter.
* * *
ANYWAY, we're glad that our girl
is busily engaged in acquiring a
good sun tan.
The RAF reported yesterday that
Berlin was in flames but it's our
guess that the inhabitants were
just a little burned up.
TURKEY and Italy beware! If the
Russians continue ruining the
health of the Nazis, Hitler may de-
cide to go south this winter to visit
some of his allies.
Hitler, who now is spending the
summer with his eastern neigh-
bors, probably hasn't as yet heard
the old saying that "fish and visi-
tors stink after three days"-es-
pecially in the summer.
ONE OF OUR FRIENDS reminded
us yesterday that one of the old
Young Communist League songs
(vintage: 1937) was agai applicable.
It's sung to the tune of 'Three Blind
The Y. C. L.
The Y. C. L.
They all run after the bourgeoisie
Preaching collective security
The boys ain't quite like they
used to be,
The Y. C. L.
J UST THINK, three whole weeks
have gone by without either the
Ark Royal or the Gneisnau being re-
Now that we've had a chance to
see Ann Arbor in action during the
summer, we've reached the con-
clusion that the only difference be-
tween man and other animals is
that man is the only one that
makes love all year 'round. And
now that we've taken a second look
at Ann Arbor in the summer we
WE were very much surprised to
pick up our newspaper the other
day and see a picture of the President
and Mrs. Roosevelt together. We
thought the only time they ever saw
one another-with photographers-
was around election time.
* * *
Despite everything they're doing
at Washington, Vichy seems to be
getting closer and closer to the
Axis. Which all goes to prove that
"Fifty million Frenchmen, can be
CONGRESS is already making
plans to spend the money they'll
collect from their new $3,259,200,000
tax bill. But you know the old say-
ing, "easy come, easy go."
* * *
The old man dropped us a line
the other day recalling the story of
Lindbergh's flight to Paris back in
1927. At that time they called him
"Le Fou Volant" (The Flying Fool)
and, in our humble opinion (and
the old man's), it's still a better
name for him than "The Lone
WONDER if Finland is going to
pay the next installment on her
ientor L. Williams
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Series E Popular
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in any one year.
These bonds sell in denominations
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Bonds may be obtained at any bank
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the office of the Summer Session,
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'Sadie Hawkins' Dance
Will Be Held Saturday
All you men and women open up
those drawers of abandoned clothing
-the overalls and old dresses you
wore back in them tha'r hills before
Ann Arbor and edducation beckoned
-and slip into them Saturday for
what promises to be one of the most
informal and exciting events of the
summer, the traditional "Sadie
Time will be 9 to 12 p.m., place,
this time the Michigan Union ball-
room, orchestra, J. Clark McClellan's
Time's a'gittin' short, for enjoy-
ment of what the Big City has to
offer, and this dance will be one of
the high spots of the Summer Ses-
sion, when everyone should feel right
West Quadrangle To Play
Brahms In Music Hour
Brahms' "Violin Concerto" will con-
stitute the program for the Strauss
Library Music Hour, at 6:45 p.m. to-
day in the Main Lounge of the West
Performing this masterpiece will be
Jascha Heifetz as soloist with the
Boston Symphony Orchestra, under
the baton of Sergei Koussevitsky.
These programs are conducted by
Cornelius D. Gall, director of the
Hamilton Community Symphony Or-
chestra and a graduate student in the
School of Music. The public is cord-
ially invited to attend.
OF YOUR HAIR
WITH A SCALP TREATMENT
Crew cut or personality hair style.
Liberty off State
To Hear Talk
Dr. Buenaventura Jiinez
Will Lecture To Doctors
On 'Research In Allergy'
Prof. Grover C. Grismore of the
law school will be the featured speak-
er at the legal round table seminar
of the lawyers of the Latin-Ameri-
can Summer Session of the Interna-
tional Center this week.
The lawyers will meet to hear Pro-
fessor Grismore at 2 p.m. today.
The child study clinic for the wo-
men of the group will visit the health
unit of the University Elementary
School at 8 a.m. today for a full day's
The medical round table will hear
Dr. El!enaventura Jiminez of the
Health Service who will speak on
"Research in Allergy" at the meeting
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. This meet-
ing will be held in the recreation
room of the Jnternational Center
rather than in the Union where for-
mer meetings were held.
This week will be highlighted by a
trip to Battle Creek near the end
of the week for all members of the
Latin-American Summer Session.
"Trends in Health Education" will
be the subject of a talk to be delivered
at 4:05 p.m. today in the University
High School Auditorium by Mabel
E. Rugen, associate professor of phy-
sical education for women in the
University High School.
The talk, one of a series sponsored
by the School of Education, will be
open to the general public.
Prof. Rugen received her doctorate
from New York University, and served
asg a research assistant there. In ad-
dition to being professor of physical
education for women in University
High School, she is also Health Co-
At 4:05 p.m. tomorrow in the High
School Auditorium Prof. Arthur B.
Moehlman, professor of school ad-
ministration and supervision, will dis-
cuss "Teaching Democratic Compe-
The last lecture of the week will be
given at 4:05 p.m. Thursday by Wil-
lard C. Olson, professor of education
and director of research in child de-
velopment. Professor Olson will talk
on "The Guiding Philosophy of the
University Elementary School."
Cardinal Second Sacker
Beaned During Practice
CHICAGO, Aug. 4.-(MP)-The Na-
tional League leading St. Louis Car-
dinals lost the services for today, at
least, of Frank Crespi, their brilliant
young second baseman, who was
knocked unconscious when he was
struck on the face by a batted ball
before today's game with the Chicago
The accident occurred during in-
field practice. Crespie turned his
head towardthe plate after taking
a throw from the outfield, just in
time to catch a line drive from the
bat of pitcher Lonnie Warneke who
was batting to the infield.
Week Days 2-4-7-9 P.M.
THAT FUNNY PAIR
IS TOGETHER AGAIN!
Wally and Margie are
Sa riot in their funniest
Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 1
St. Louis 4, Chicago 2
New York at Brooklyn, night
Only games scheduled.
St. Louis at Chicago
Boston at Philadelphia
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
Only games scheduled.
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The second week of the lecture
series on "Some Aspects, of the Cul-
ture of the United States" sponsored
by the International Center for the
Latin-American Summer Session will
be held at 5 p.m. today in Room
1025 Angell Hall with Prof. Mentor
L. Williams of the English depart-
ment speaking on "The Development
of the National. Literature."
Tomorrow Prof. Joe L. Davis of the
English department, will speak on
"The Modern Movement" at 5 p.m.
in 1025 Angell Hall.
Concluding the week Prof. Bennet
Weaver of the English department
will lecture at 5 p.m. Friday in 1025
Angell Hall on "Poetry and Drama."
Although these lectures are intend-
ed primarily for Latin-American stu-
dents, anyone interested in atting is
invited to do so.
Detroit Lions Announce
Signing Of Five Recruits
DETROIT, Aug. 4.-(P)-The De-
troit Lions announced today the
signing of five recruits, including
halfbacks Harry (Hippity) Hopp of
Nebraska and Clinton (Whizzer)
White of East Texas State Teachers,
who will report here next Monday
for the start of practice.
Others are end Maurice Britt of
Arkansas and tackles Stanley John-
son of Washington State College and
Claude Hisey of St. Joseph's (Ind.)
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