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Drama Hits
Of N.Y. Stage
Given at
Speech Dept. Can
Boast Star Alumni
Play Production of the Department
of Speech offers dramatic opportun-
ities for those interested in the the-
atre. Play Production is under the
direction of Prof. Valentine Windt
who has instructed such stars as
Ruth Hussey, Martha Scott and
many actors now on Broadway.
The Play Production classes dur-
ing the fall and spring terms produce
plays that have appeared on the le-
gitimate stage and usually present
one operetta a year. The Children's
Theatre, made up primarily of be-
ginning students in Play Produc-
tion, produces a children's play
which is largely attended by the local
grade schools.
The program of the spring term
included "Uncle Harry," by Thomas
Job, Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30"
and the Children's Theatre present-
ed "The Elves and the Shoemaker."
Build Sets, Handle Lighting
Students in Play Production also
participate in the building of the
sets, costuming, stage crew work
such as lighting, properties, paint-
ing, book holding and the many
other jobs connected with putting
on a production.
The LaboratoryTheatre, where
most of the classes are held, has
been recognized by amateur play
producers as one of the finest to be
found in any school or college in the
country. The storage -and work-shop
space is ample and the building is
well adapted for experimentation and
The plays are presented in the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theatre in the
Michigan League. This theatre is
well-equipped and the facilities are
similar to those of any professional
Mr. Herbert Philippe of the speech
departmnent is director of the set de-
signing and construction. He also
conducts classes in stagecraft and is
technical advisor of Play Produc-
P o u-tion .
Active in Summer
During the summer session the
Michigan Repertory Players of the
Department of Speech offer a full
summer program to the campus and
townspeople. Visiting instructors
' from non-profesional and legitimate
theatres join the teaching staff for
the summer.
The training is intensive and pro-
vides a fund of practical experience
for those serously interested in all
stages of theatre production. Stu-
dents in Play Production and Stage-
craft courses often stay for the sum-
mer session to participate in the
summer's activities.
The plays presented the past sum-
mer were "Blithe Spirit" by Noel
Coward; Elliott Nugent's and James
Thurber's collaboration "The Male
Animal"; "Quality Street," by Sir
James Barrie; "Over 21," by Ruth
Gordon and the operetta, "Naughty
Marietta," by Victor Herbert.
There are 150 Army personnel of
Co. G studying at the University
Medical School, according to a mili-
tary headquarters spokesman.

°U. of M.' Alumni Association
Entering Its Second Century

One hundred years ago this month,
on August 6, 1845, to be exact, the
first class was graduated from the
University at Ann Arbor and became
the newly organized alumni body of
These first graduates took the
name of the Society of the Alumni of
the Department of Literature, Science
and the Arts, and out of this group
developed the Alumni association,
with its roster of 1,750 life members
and its sponsorship of local alumni
clubs, Class Officers Councils and
class reunions, the Alumni Catalog
Office, the Alumni Advisory Council
and the "Michigan Alumnus."
Dr. Ruthven States Spirit
The present-day spirit of the As-
sociation is expressed in the follow-
ing statement made by President
Ruthven in 1932:
"We believe that the student should
be trained as an alumnus from ma-
triculation. He enrolls in the Uni-
versity for life, and for better or
worse he will always remain an in-
tegral part of the institution."
In contrast, the scope of the early
group was much smaller. The So-
ciety of Alumni aimed to provide an
opportunity for former students to
gather together, and it was hot until
1860 that the alumni participated in
University affairs in any capacity
other than that of critic.
It then stated its purposes as "im-
provement of its members, the per-
petuation of pleasant associations, the
promotion of the interests of the
University and through that of the
interests of higher education in gen-
Unity Begun in 1871
The movement to unite the alumni
of all departments began in 1871. The
Department of Law alumni num-
bered 1.024 by this time and there
were 1,200 medical alumni.
The movement culminated in the
last meeting of the Society of Alumni
in 1897 and the organization of all
departinent alumni groups into one
united body,,headed by a board of
five directors (later increased in num-
ber). Levi L. Barbour, '63 AB, '65 L'
was elected president and Ralph C.
McAllaster was appointed first gen-
eral secretary and editor of the
"Michigan Alumnus."
After a few months. James H.
Prentiss. '96, succeeded MAllaster.
Shiley W. Smith, '97 AM '96, served
as general secretary from 1901 to
Wilfred B. Shaw, '04. Director of
Alumni Relations, began his quarter
century as general secretary in 1904
and was succeeded in 1929 by the
present secretary, T. Hawley Tapping,
'16 L.
Moved to Alumni Hall in 1909
Dturina Shaw's administration the
Association moved frn a room in
University Hall to its present locati n
in Alumni Memorial Hall at its open-
ing in 1909. The number of local
alumni groups grew, and now there
are 195 such clubs. Unique among
them is the University of Michigan
"West of Tokyo" Club, whose mem-
bers are former students now sta-
tioned west of a line drawn straight
south of Tokyo.
Classes upon graduation are now
cranized into 275 groups, each of
which holds a reunion every five years
in peacetime. The Class Officers
Courvil, with Robert O. Morgan, '31
Ed., as secretary, coordinates their
activitiec. The Emeritus Club, open

to alumni graduated 50 years or more
ago. has been functioning since 1930.
The "Michigan Alumnus" is the
oldest existing alumni publication in
the uuuntry, with the exception of
the "Yaje Alumni News." Alvick
Pearson established it in 1894 and
it was purchased in 1898 by the As-
ccciatc n.
Tapping Edits Magazine
The magazine, edited by Tapping,
, ppcar2 weekly during the first two
months of the fall term every two
week:: during the rest of the schooi
year, rnd monthly in the summer.
A necrology file is published in the
"Alumnus" and its compilation is on3
of the functions of the Alumni Cata-
log Ofhce, headed by Mrs. Lunette
Iac cy The office possesses files of
approximately 99,000 folders con-
taining biographical material, reg-
i ,tration cards, correspondence and
circulars; the former file of all past
and present administrative officers
and teaching faculty members of the
University; and complete undergrad-
uate files from the Registrar's Office
since 1937.
Band To Play at
Football Games
Pep Rallies, Concerts
Are Among Activities
Michigan's bands, leaders in all
school affairs, will strike a new note
this fall to surpass every effort and
plan made for previous years.
Under the leadership of Prof. Wil-
liam Revelli, the marching band will
appear at all the home football
games of the Michigan team, as well
as at parades and Friday night pep
Play Throughout Year
Activities of the band continue
throughout the school year from the
first day of the fall semester to senior
graduation in June. Although wo-
men students are not permitted in
the marching band, they participate
in all other 'U' band activities. These
include concerts, festivals and social
affairs. Band activities are open to
all students on campus, civilian or
Auditions for membership will be
held this fall at Morris Hall by Prof.
Revelli, who will announce the dates
at the beginning of the semester. He
urges students with previous exper-
ience to audition.
Public Appearances, Broadcasts
The band makes frequent public
appearances, and often broadcast
over the University's own radio sta-
tion. In addition, guest conductor
are invited to lead the band during
the concert season.
Members of the band do not nec-
essarily have to enroll in the Schoo
of Music, and more than half of it
members are students in other divi
sions of the University. The only
requirements are that a student hav
ability and interest in music.
At the annual spring banquet, stu
dents are given awards for their ser
vice in the University band. A silve
watch charm is the reward for on
year's participation, a gold ring fo
two, a band 'M' sweater for thre
years and an 'M' blanket for fou

Campus Guilds
Will Welcome
New Students
16 protestant Faiths
Have Organizations
Student guilds and regular Sunday
worship services of Ann Arbor
churches, will have a special welcome
for all new students, during the fall
Approximately 30 religious groups
are established in Ann Arbor and
have able leaders to help the new-
comer in his educational, spiritual
and social life.
Dr. Blakeman Is Counselor
The University counselor in reli-
gious education, Dr. Edward W.
Blakeman, is available for consulta-
tion daily in his Angell Hall office
for all students regardless of reli-
gious affiliation.
Guilds are maintained by a num-
ber of churches which offer varied
programs on Sunday evenings. Dis-
cussion groups, lectures by Univer-
sity professors, and outsanding visit-
ors to the campus, classes in reli-
gion, as well as social events are
Whether Protestant, Catholic or
Jew, the new student will be sure
to find a religious group with which
he has something in common.
16 Student Groups
Among the 16 groups on campus
are: the Westminster Guild at the
First Presbyterian Church, the Roger
Williams Guild at the First Baptist
Church, Wesleyan Foundation at the
First Methodist Church, Gamma Del-
ta (Lutheran Student Chapel) at the
New Lutheran Chapel and student
center, the Lutheran Student Asso-
ciation, the Congregational-Disciples
Guild, and Canterbury Club at St.
Andrews Episcopal Church.
Inter-Guild, an organization which
represents the above groups, leads in
making plans for greater coopera-
tion among the Protestant churches.
Catholic students will find a spe-
cial chapel for them, St. Mary's near
campus, while Jewish. students will
be welcomed at the Hillel Founda-
tion, on Hill and Haven Streets.

Student Religious Association
Holds Freshman Rendezvous
Bringing students together in an inter-denominational religious atmo-
sphere, the Student Religious Association at Lane Hall has a varied weekly
and annual program.
The Freshman Rendezvous usually held during orientation week, has
been the traditional means of acquainting freshmen with the Association.
When not holding the Freshman Rendezvous, the Association has held open
housefor freshmen during orientationt


Religious music seminars, seminars
on social and political problems, cof-
fee hour and Saturday lunch have be-
come a traditional part of the as-
sociation's weekly program.
The religious music seminar con-
sists of the presentation of excerpts
from the world's foremost religious
music played on records. Analyses
and comments by the director of
this division are also a regular part
of the program. These programs are
not designed primarily for music ma-
jors but for students with a layman's
interest in music.
Coffee Hour, held each Friday, pro-
vides opportunity for a purely social
afternoon following the week's work.
Students are invited here to familiar-
ize themselves with the program of
the SRA and to meet and know other
students interested in the Associa-
Students attending the Saturday
lunch have the opportunity to get
acquainted in a more informal set-
ting. A simple lunch is followed by
discussion which arises from the

Hillel Serves

Jewish Faith
Performing a social, cultural and
religious function for Jewish stu-
dents, the 18-year-old B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation chapter at Michi-
gan is also a place to study, to learn,
and to exchange ideas.
Under the leadership of Rabbi Je-
hudah M. Cohen, a secretary, a stu-
dent council of 25 members and a
staff of student directors, the Foun-
dation provides, for students and
servicemen, personal counsel, dan-
ces, record concerts, religious ser-
vices on Friday nights and on major
religious holidays, picnics and the
opportunity to meet and make new
Dramatics, Photography
Students can find an outlet for
literary or photographic talents by
working on the Hillel News or in the
fully equipped Hillel darkroom. The
Hillel Players is a student theatrical
group which provides entertainment
for social functions here and at B'nai
B'rith lodges throughout the state.
Last year there were classes in
Yiddish, Hebrew and Contemporary
Jewish History. The 1945 Worship
conducted an informative series on
Anti-Semitism featuring specialists
in several fields.
Phonograph Record Colection
The Foundation has a large phono-
graph record collection. Students
are welcome to take advantage of the
well-stocked neon-lighted Louis Weiss
Memorial Library. The library, con-
taining over 1,600 volumes dealing
with Jewish subjects and including
many recent best-sellers, is open
from 8 a. m. to 10 p. m. EWT (7 a. m.
to 9 p. ,m. CWT). The Foundation
also regularly rec.eives more than a
score of nationally distributed mag-
azines and newspapers.

Next Move?
Why, to the Mademoiselle
Shop, of course . . . There
you'll find all the clothes you
need for college wear
cashmere sweaters, skirts, blou-
ses . . . also perfumes, co-
lognes, and cosmetics.
To the Radio and Record
Shop for the latest recordings
. . .both popular and classi-
cal . ..now featuring those
extra-special albums of John
Kirby, Art Tatum, and Meade
"Lux" Lewis
IN ..-




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to campus, the increasing number of
freshmen who will enter school when
the war terminates compel a project-
ing of co-op thought into the future.
Co-op economy can actually make
possible the matriculation of those
who could not otherwise afford high-
er education. In that respect co-ops
assume a very definite role on the
Michigan college scene.
There are eight entrances to Angell
Hall, most of them leading to the
basement floor, Rooms 25 to 231 in-


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QUA'IrY in appearance, smartness in style,
serviceability in use . . . give a special
meaning to the word VALUE in every
price range of Van Boven clothing.





Riding a Cloud
That's how you'll feel with a
hat from Schiller's Millinery
. . . head wear for every occa-
sion . . . with a wide assort-
ment from which to choose.
Whether you are or not, you'll
find just what you're looking
for in the line of clothes at the
Elizabeth Dillon Shop . . .
colorful sweaters, skirts, and
sports clothes.
Need Appeal?
Try flowers from the Univer-
sity Flower Shop . . . Lovely
assortments of corsages, cut
flowers, and table decorations
arrangements for every


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