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ACL Brings
Foreign Filins
Onto Campus
The Art Cinema League, a non-
profit University function, was or-
ganized in order to bring out-
standing foreign and early Holly-
wood films to the campus and to
raise funds for various campus
During the fall and spring se-
mesters the League ordinarily pre-
sents two or threc programs per
month, but a goal of one film each
week has been set for the 1948
fall semester.
A standard admission price of
50 cents is charged for /JCL pres-
enations. Any student organiza-
tion which obtains the permission
of the Student Legislature is elig-
ible to co-sponsor programs with
the League. Under this arrange-
ment, ACL receives 10 per cent of
the receipts, the remainder going
to the co-sponsoring organization.
ACL operates under a board of
six faculty members, a student
manager and two student assist-
ants. Student board members con-
tact film distributors, arrange for
campus presentation of available
movies and submit reports of their
work to the board. A vote is then
cast by the board to select the
films for actual presentation and
to determine the final schedule of
Films tentatively planned for
fall presentation include "Farre-
bique," "Panic" and "To Live in
Peace," three European produc-
tions which have won wide acclaim
in the United States. Also under
consideration are re-showings of
"Marius" and "Fanny," French
comedies which proved popular
with summer audiences.

ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION SPEAKERS-Cornelia Otis Skinner, (left), famous daughter of a
famous father, will be the fifth lecturer in the 1948-49 Oratorical Association Lecture series. Her
appearance in a solo drama, "The Wives of Henry the VIII" marks her third appearance before
Ann Arbor audiences. Eve Curie, (right) who gained initial fame by her biography of her scientist-
mother Madame Curie, will speak on her experiences in post-war France in the sixth leetuire f the
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Curie, Skinner, BrowntSpeak He

Eve Curie, John Mason Brown,
Cornelia Otis Skinner, Raymond
Gram Swing-figures known the
world over, will be among the
speakers presented during the fall
and winter at the University by
the Michigan Oratorical Associa-
Other speakers in the series will
be authoress Rebecca West, for-
eign correspondent Robert Magi-
doff, and journalist Herbert Agar,
AP Correspondent
The lectures will open on Oct.
12, when Robert Magidoff speaks

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the Soviet Union." Magidoff spent
12 years in Russia as an Associat-
ed Press correspondent and later
as Moscow correspondent for NBC.
His expulsion from Russia in April,
1948 on suspicion of espionage was
widely reported in the American
press, and will be the subject of
his talk.
"History on the March" will be
the topic of the second lecture by
news analyst Raymond Gram
Swing. Swing, who will speak on
Nov. 1, is the first commentator
to have won both the "Oscars"
of broadcasting, the Dupont and
Peabody awards. During a varied
career he has been a foreign corre-
spondent, and for the past 14
years, one of radio's best known
Rebecca West, authoress of the
recent best-seller, "The Meaning
of Treason" will ascend the lec-
ture platform here on.Nov.,10 to
discuss "Famous Trials." She will
draw on material from ,her latest
book for" her lecture. Knbwn for
both her fiction and non=-fiction
works, Miss West has gained an
enviable 'reputation as a lecturer.
'Broadway 'in Review'
Appearing for the, third succes-
sive year in the Oratorical Asso-
ciation series, John Mason Brown,
distinguished critic, will speak on'
"Broadway in Review" on Nov. 19.
Also appearing for the third
time in Ann Arbor will be Cornelia

Otis Skinner, actress and mono-
loguist. Miss Skinner will be heard
on Feb. 24 in one of her famed solo
dramas, the elaborately costoned
"The Wives of Henry VIII.
On March 3, Eve Curie will re-
turn to the University for the sec-
ond time to speak on a subject
close to her and vital to the world
-"France-Struggle for Civiliza
tion." Well known liere and abroad
for her books, inclhding "Madane
Curie," and "Journey Amon' War -
Agar Lecture
Herbert Agar will conclude the
1948-49 lecture series on March 10
with a discussion of "England To-
day." Winner of the 1934 Amer-
ican History Pulitzer Prize for his
book, "The People's Choice," Agar
is a former editor of the Louis-
ville Courier-Journal. Agar was
special assistant to American' .Am-
bassador to England W. Aver-
ill Harriman, and chief of the
United. States Information Serv-
ices in London. In these positions
he became well acquainted with
the plans, purposes and philos-
ophy of the present Labor Govern-
ment in England.
Mail orders for the 1948-49 Ora-
torical Association lecture 'series
are now being accepted at the
Association offices, Rm. 3211, An-
gell Hall.
'Ensian Staff

Frosh May
Get Hopwood
Essay Prizes
Miust Be Enrolled
in Etlishl (ourse
1L1k rative cash award raging
froi $20 to $50 await the freslii
jen wuinels of the 1948-49 Hop-
wuod Contest in the fields of prose
fiction, essay and poetry.
The only eligibility requirement
is that freshmen be regularly en-
rolled in a composition course in
the English department of the lit-
erary college, or in that of the en-
gineering school. The Daily will
announce the names of the win-
± ers early in the second semester.
Word Limit
Ilopwood Contest rules stipulate
that. all essay entries, including
ail nonfictional prose should not
exceed 3,000 words. Prose fiction
submitted must be limited to 10,-'
000 words and no student may
submit more than ten poems. Any
student may submit manuscripts
in more than one field if he de-
All manuscripts submitted will
be read by the contest committee
and unacceptable material will be
eliminated. This will facilitate the
work of the judges, names of
whom will be announced later.
Approximately $8,500 has annu-
ally been awarded to University
students for the last 15 years by
the Hopwood Contest. The funds
are derived from the investment
incon of one-fifth of Avery Hop-
wood's estate, given to the Re-
gents of the University under
terms of a will drawn up in 1922.
Hopwood empowered the Re-
gents to use the income from his
gift in perpetuity as prizes to be
awarded annually to students in
the rhetoric department who pro-
duce "the best creative work in the
fields of dramatic writing, fiction,
poetry and the essay."
The income could not be al-
lowed to accumulate from year to
year, according to Hopwood, a
prominent American dramatist
who 'graduated from the Univer-
sity in 1905. He esecially desired
that "students competing for the
prizes shall not be confined to aca-
demic subjects, but shall be al-
lowed the widest possible latitude."
He added that the new, the un-
Usual and the radical should be
especially encouraged.
The requirement restricting
students to the rhetoric depart-
rent was changed in fact to stud-
ents enrolled in the Department of
English Language and Literature
when the two were fused in 1930
Later, journalism students were
also permitted to compete.
Willing a total of $551,069.78 to
his alma mater at the time of his
death in 1928, Hopwood was the
author of "Getting Gertie's Gart-
er," "Little Miss Bluebeard," "Fair
and Warmer" and other farces. At
one point in his career, five Hop-
wood plays were playing on Broad-
way simultaneously.
Noted Winners
Noted Hopwood winners include
Betty Smith, who entered a play in
1931 entitled "Francie Nolan."
Peggy Goodwin, who won a fiction
award in 1945, sold the motion
picture rights to her "Clementine"
one week after the book was pub-
William Kehoe's "A Sweep of
Dusk," Marjorie Roane's "Years
Before the Flood" "Naomi Gil-
patrick's "The Broken Pitcher,"
Florence Maple's "Family Tree,"

and Hobart Skidmore's "Valley
of the Sky" are some of the better
known Hopwood award winning
books that have been published.
The Atlantic Monthly, Colliers,
The Saturday Evening Post and
Good Housekeeping have carried
stories by Hopwood winners.
Prize-winning entries from pre-
vious contests, which are on file in
the Hopwood Room, 3227 Angell
Hall, may be examined by contes-
tants between 2 and 5:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Further information concerning
the contest may be obtained from
Prof. R. W. Cowden, Director of
the Hopwood Awards, in the Hop-
wood Room.

Choral Union To Present Great Artists

The seventieth annual Choral
Union Concert Series, and Extra
Concert Series will offer Ann Ar-
borites an excellent opportunity
to hear some of the world's finest
musical artists "right in their own
All the concerts will take place
in hill Auditorium.
Eileen Farrell, soprano, will
open. the Concert Series on Oct. 6.
Miss Farrell has long been known
to radio audiences for her many
appearances on her own programs
and as guest star. She has also
performed with the New York
Philharmonic - Symphony, and
with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
French Orchestra
On Oct. 25, the French National
Orchestra, under the direction of
Charles Munch will perform.
Munch has conducted six major
orchestras in this country in addi-
tion to several internationally
known French orchestras.
George Szell will conduct the
Cleveland Orchestra on Nov. 7 in
the third concert of the series.
This is Szell's first year as conduc-
tor of the Cleveland Orchestra
which is in its 29th season.
Ezio Pinza
Ezio Pinza, called by one critic
"the greatest singing actor of his
generation" will give the fourth
concert on Nov. 18. Pinza, who is
known to radio fans and concert
and opera-goers for his rich bari-
tone, sings a variety of 70 operatic
This season, Clifford Curzon,
who will perform here on Nov. 27,
is making his first American tour.
An English pianist, Curzon has ap-
peared in this country in 1939
and again in 1947 at which time
critics hailed him as "among the
btechnic Publishes
Engineers' News
A peak enrollment of engineer-
ing students will welcome back the
Michigan Technic this fall.
Official organ of the Engineer-
ing College, the Technic is pub-
lished by engineering students.
The Technic is the oldest publica-
tion on campus and also the oldest
engineering college magazine in
the country.
Included in the contents of the
Technic, published monthly, are
articles of engineering and gen-
eral interest written by students,
faculty members and alumni of
the Engineering College.

greatest keyboard artists of the
Boston Symphony
The Boston Symphony Orches-
tra, of Berkshire Music Festival
fame, will play on Dec. 6 under the
baton of Serge Koussevitsky.
The Seventh artist to appear in
the Choral Union Concert Series
will be violinist Ginette Neveu who
will perform on Jan. 8. Miss Neveu
is a native of France and made
her first public appearance at the
age of seven and a half. She has
appeared in this country with the
Boston Symphony and the New
York Philharmonic-Symphony.
Vladimir Horowitz
On Feb. 11 piano virtuoso Vladi-.
mir Horowitz will perform. Horo-
witz has gained an enviable inter-
national reputation for his artis-
try and superb musicianship. He
made his American debut in 1928.
Nathan Milstein, violinist, will
deliver the ninth concert of the
series on Mar. 4. He has toured the
United States and Canada 18
times and has made innumerable
tours on the Continent. Fritz
Kreisler has called Milstein "the
greatest 'of today's younger gen-
eration of violinists."
Chicago Symphony
The concluding concert will be
given by the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra with Fritz Busch as
guest conductor. Founded in 1891,
the Chicago Symphony is the
third oldest orchestra in America.
The Extra Concert Series, also
held at Hill Auditorium, will fea-
ture Marian Anderson, the Cin-
cinnati Symphony Orchestra, Ru-
dolf Serkin, Jascha Heifetz, and

the Indianapolis Symphony Or-
Marian Anderson
Miss Anderson, contralto, who-
will appear on Oct. 14, sings a rep-
ertoire which includes classic com-
positions, operatic arias and spir-
ituals Although American by
birth, Miss Anderson was "discov-
ered" in Paris.
Thor Johnson, University alum-
nus, will conduct the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 15
in the second of the Extra Con-
certs. Ranked among the six ma-
jor orchestras of the United
States, the Cincinnati Symphony
is well known to Ann Arbor con-
cert-goers from its many appear-
ances here.
Rudolph Serkin
Pianist Rudolf Serkin will per-
form on Dec. 3. He has appeared
in practically every American city
and in numerous concerts abroad.
According to one critic, his play-
ing shows "depth of perfection
and fire of temperament."
The fourth concert of the Extra
Concert Series will be given by
Jascha Heifetz on Feb. 19. Heif.etz,
owner of several violins, including
a Stradivarius, has been acclaimed
internationally on his world tours
and tours of the United States and
The Indianapolis Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by Fabian
Sevitsky will give the last of the
Extra Concerts on Mar. 13. A New
York music critic called the or-
chestra "well balanced and co-or-
dinated in its elements and capa-
ble of highly dramatic Interpreta-




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