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THE MCfMXN XIEY

Coed Charm
To Be Subject
Of Conferences
Expert Plans To Offer
Beauty Hints, Advice
A series of lectures and confer-
ences on "Personal Development"
will be presented this week by Eliza-
beth Macdonald Osborne, and will
be open to all women.
Miss Osborne's program is divided
into four separate services, including
lectures, personal check-up confer-
ences, personality discussions and a
make-up bar.
The initial lecture on "The Im-
pression We Leave" is scheduled at
4 p.m. today in the Grand Rapids
Room of the League. Immediately
following, Miss Osborne will personal-
ly supervise experiments at the
make-up bar. The bar will be open
every afternoon from 2 to 5p.m. and
women are urged to come and use it
as often as they wish. All shades of
foundations, lipsticks, powders, and
rouges will be available for experi-
ment.
A talk before the Women's Edu-
cation Club at 7:30 p.m. today in
the WAB will be followed by a per-
sonal check-up conference for all
women in attendance. A check-up
conference, in which Miss Osborne
answers questions, will be open to all
wpmen on campus at 8:15 p.m. today
in the Grand Rapids Room.
The second lecture, "How to
Achieve the Right Look," will be
held at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Grand
Rapids Room.
All questions will be answered at
the personality discussion at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Grand Rapids
Room. The final event of the pro-
gram will be a personal check-up
conference at 3:30 p.m. Friday in
the Grand Rapids Room, which all
women may attend.

Producer Meredith Lauds Cohan's 'Pigeons and People
- * *

It is unusual when amateur the-
atrical groups are first to produce
plays released from Broadway, but
George M. Cohan's popular comedy
"Pigeons and People" was released
to Charles Meredith, a director of
amateurs at the Dallas Little Theatre
in Texas.
Plays ordinarily travel from the
legitimate stage to Hollywood where
highest plaudits and royalties are
paid; to amateur groups throughout
the country where writers pick up
scattered "chicken feed" royalties.
Cohan Played Lead
Starring George M. Cohan, who
played in the lead role of Parker,
Detroit Greets
Van Druten Play
'Voice of the Turtle'
Made Hit In Boston
"The Voice of the Turtle" opened
Monday for a limited engagement at
a Detroit theatre.
The three-man cast of the John
Van Druten comedy consists of Har-
vey Stephens, Louisa Horton and
Peggy French, who came to Detroit
after a 25-week record run in Bos-
ton and a month in Washington.
The play is currently in its third
year in New York, while another
company, which recently completed
18 months in Chicago, is touring the
West Coast.
The stage setting for "The Voice of
the Turtle" is a cross-section of a
three-room apartment, consisting of
a living room, bedroom and kitchen
and was designed by Stewart Chan-
ey.
lVatinees will be given Wednes-
days and Saturdays for the play
which was directed by its author.

"Pigeons and People" was produced
on Broadway in 1931-32. Meredith,
who saw it then, fell in love with it.
Attempting to persuade Cohan,
through mutual acquaintances and
friends to let him produce it, Mere-
dith finally won the privilege in 1940.
Cohan was so fond of his play that
he refused to release it before then.
"Pigeons and People" which will
play at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre today under the direction of
Meredith, is called the best of most
typical American plays.
'American Flavor'
"It borrows nothing from abroad,"
Meredith said. "Its vernacular and,
literary flavor are American. Its
form, written to be produced without
intermission, is unprecedented." Most
American playwrights, including Eu-
gene O'Neil who is considered the
greatest, pattern drama after Ibsen,
Shaw, or the Greeks, Meredith said.
O'Neil's great "Morning Becomes
Electra" shows the influence of the
Greeks.
"Though 'Pigeons and People' bears
a slight resemblance to the work of
the Italian dramatist, Perandello",

PLAYS LEAD . . . Ray Pedersen
will be Mr. Parker in "Pigeons and
People" which opens at 8:30 p.m.
today in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.

Meredith said, "I am sure that Cohan The special problem in directi
never saw or read any of his plays." this play, Meredith said, is to mail

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Campus Highlights

Marquis To Speak...
Prof. Donald G. Marquis, chair-
man of the psychology department,
will speak on "Psychology of Social
Change" at 4:10 p.m. tomorrow in
Rackham Amphitheatre.
At 8:10 p.m. tomorrow Prof. Wil-
liam F. Ogburn, chairman of the
sociology department of the Univer-
sity of Chicago, will discuss "How
Technology Changes Society."
Messiah Festival...
Hundreds of singers from church
and community choirs all over the
State will participate in the National
Music Camp Messiah Festival at 8
p m.tomorrow in the Interlochen
Bowl.
Maynard Klein, choral director of
Tulane University and a graduate of
the University, and Prof. Joseph
E. Maddy, president and founder
of the National Music Camp, will
conduct this performance of Handel's
Messiah, the first Interlochen pro-
duction to include musicians from
the entire state.
Spanish Society .. .
The second regular meeting of the
summer Sociedad Hispanica, to be
held at 3 p.m. today in the East Con-
ference Roomgf the Rackham Build-
ing, will feature a talk by Jose Ortiz
of Puerto Rico.
Ortiz, who is teaching in the De-
partment of Romance Languages
this summer, will show the influence
of the Negro race on Afro-Cuban
poetry, in which he has made spec-
ial study, and will also recite some
of the works of the best-known Cub-
an poets.
The talk will be followed by games
and general conversation in Span-
ish.
Perkins in Chicago .. .
John A. Perkins, assistant professor
of political science and secretary of
the Institute of Public Administra-
tion, left yesterday for Chicago,
where he will attend a two-day meet-
ing of the newly-formed Association
of State Planning Officers.
The meeting. which is being held
at the Public Administration Clearing
House on the University of Chicago
campus, will be devoted to discus-
sion sessions on what state planning
agencies should do.
Linguistics.lectures...
Phases of development in Anatol-
ian languages will be discussed by
Prof. Edgar H. Sturtevant, professor
emeritus of linguistics at Yale Uni-
versity, in two lectures of the series
sponsored by the Linguistics Insti-
tute.
Prof. Sturtevant's first lecture will
be given at 7:30 p.m. today in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The second
will be at the weekly luncheon meet-
ing of the Institute at 1 p.m. to-
morrow in the Union.

zens" at 3:00 p.m. today in the
University High School Auditorium.
This lecture is the first of two
that Rice will give relating to arts
and architecture. His second lecture
will be given tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.
on " 'Style' and 'Fashion' in Archi-
tecture and Related Arts."
Rice is a member of the Summer
Staff of the College of Architecture
and Design and is offering a course
sponsored by the American Insti-
tute of Arts and the Carnegie Found-
ation.
Walter on Board ...
Erich A. Walter, associate dean of
the literary college, hasibeen elected
to the Board of Directors of Cran-
brook School, Bloomfield Hills.
Dean Walter succeeds Prof. Morris
P. Tilley of the English department.
He is also an associate professor of

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