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'Gloria's Ron

Back in the days when German
submarines were making Atlantic
travel a menace and University
students hadn't even dreamed of
North Campus, "Gloria's Ro-
mance," a motion-picture novel in
20 chapters, was gripping local
entertainment seekers.
Starring Billie Burke, then one
of the nation's glamour girls,
"Gloria's Romance" held Ann
Arbor audiences enthralled from
October, 1916 to March, 1917.
Admission to the event was 15
cents per chapter, or a season's
ticket could be bought for $2.50.
"In 'Gloria's Romance,'"' one of
the advertisements explained, "you
see the charming star, Billie Burke,
at her best. You'll see Billie Burke
portray the role of Gloria Stafford
-sixteen, vivacious and daughter
of a bank president."
Among the Seminoles
Playing at the old Arcade Thea-
ter, now gone from the Ann Arbor
scene, "Gloria's Romance" took
Miss Burke through an amazing
series of adventures.
For example, in chapter two,
"A broken stearing gear lands'
Billie's auto in the ocean. A wroiig
direction sets her afoot alone in
the Everglades of Florida. Finally
she is taken captive by a band of
Seminole Indians. Handsome Doc-
tor Royce rescues her from peril
through a clever ruse Freneau gets
the credit for having saved her."
After "Caught by the Semin-
oles," Gloria emerged, in a new
light in chapter three, where
"mystery, love and hate begin to
-make their presence felt."
'Woman's Capacity'
Chapter four, "The Social Vor-
tex," found Gloria, who had been
a child, now a woman "with a
woman's capactiy for love, jeal-
ousy and hate." There was a spe-
cial added note, cautioning that
one see "the wonderful Lucile Ball
gown she wears this week. It was
specially designed for her by Lady
Duff Gordon."
Since "Gloria's Romance" was
only a short subject, it was obvious
that other full-length features
would be added. Billie had plenty
of competition from Gretchen
Hartman in "The Love Thief,"
Theda Bara in "The Vixen" and
Valeska Suratt in "The Victim."
But by the time chapter five,
I'The Gathering Storm," came
around, Billie was offering every-
thing there was to offer:
"Intrigue, mystery, suspicion are
all being mingled in a wonderful
fashion ... Tense situations grip
the attention. Comedy relieves


nance Cherished Memory IONA, Mich. G)-Two Iona
householders with nice green
lawns are tired of the dirty
looks they get from people with
burned out grass. They want
f. it known they don't cheat on
water sprinkling.
John Bademacher and Murl
Hiler invested in an electric
pump and keep their lawns
soaked with water from a creek
that runs behind their homes.
'ff They're not violating the city's
water conservation ordinance.
But during the current
steamy heat wave they've been
'besieged with phone calls from
angry citizens and visited by
law enforcement officers who
see their sprinklers going.
Says Rademacher: "It takes
as much time to explain where
the water comes from as it does
to sprinkle the lawn."
tiN tin
rWarm Dy
< .. -Still Plague
PERILOUS LIFE-This advertisement, photographed from a
1916 Daily, announced the opening of Gloria's tragic, young life.
related in twenty parts, her story enthralled residents with its 'y The Associate Press
The bulk of at nation simmered
intense revelation of love, jealousy, hate, intrigue, mystery, sus- in hot, muggy weather and glaring
picion, comedy and pathos. At last, in 1917, Gloria found "Love's sunshine yesterday.
Reward." No widespread relief was in
sight for summer's most severe
it. Then Mystery enters and com- Subsequent chapters found and widespread heat wave.
plications follow. Billie caught in "Hidden Fires," Nearly two weeks of scorching
"Never before have such elabo- immersed in "The Harvest of Ein," wearywthouaek krhvg
rate, beautiful and magnificent trapped in "The Mesh of Mys- causedatleast 44 heat deaths and
frocks been worn on the screen as tery, entangled in That Mid-
Billie Burke dons in this picture. night Riot," ruffled by "The Tell- some crop damage.
Never before has such a superb tale Envelope" - troubled with the plateau region of the Far
cast been assembled to portray "The Floating Trap," "The Mur- West, across the sun-seared Great
the human passions of love, hate, deer at Bay" and"AMdr Plains, the dry, heat-baker corn
sin and suffering! Pirate" .Pans hdyht-krcrn
belt and over the Appalachians
"See the picture that is bigger, Gloria's adventures came to an to the Atlantic coast.
better, more costly and elaborate end with chapter twenty, "Love's Highest Readings
than anything that has gone be- Reward," co-billed with Gladys Temperatures were in the 90-100
fore." Brockwell in "One Touch of Sin." range through most of the area.
Highest readings included Hur-
ion, S. D., 101; New York's La-
'Guardia Airport, 100; Allentown,
Congress TalkingPa., 100; Pierre, S. D., 100; Salina,
7 R e ealsKan., 99 and Chicago 98.
Latest 'Record' Reveals The usually warm Gulf states
region was an "oasis" in the hot
weather pattern. Tropical storm
WASHINGTON WP) - Congress Brenda, now greatly weakened and
is talking less, and passing more came out yesterday with its re- centered over East Texas and
laws, than it was a couple of port card on what Congress has Louisiana, brought heavy clouds
years ago, been up to this year. And a that shut out sunshine.
The figures prove it. comparison with a similar report Pleasant Along Pacific
For the "Congressional Record" on the 83rd Congress of two years Pleano ng L a c
For_ the_ Congressional_ R ecord "_ ago show s the present legislators Shreve port, La ., had a m idday
have shown far more restraint. reading of 77, New Orleans, 78,
and Greenwood, Miss., 77.
K ohler Strike Senate Quieter Temperatures also were a little
The Senate especially has been cooler in the northern Rockies,
quieter. At this time in 1953 the the upper Great Lakes . and
Ef ortS P ove 1senators had gabbed away for through northern New England.
743 hours 3 minutes. This Senate Canadian air pushed weakly south-
Total Failure has been comparatively tongue- ward in those areas.
tied with a mere 533 hours 11 Pleasant weather prevailed along
minutes in session. the Pacific Coast, with afternoon
CHICAGO (A) - Efforts to end The House, with far stricter readings mostly in the 60s and
the bitter 16-month strike by CIO rules, hasn't shown as much 70s. Los Angeles reported a 75.
United Auto Workers at the Koh- variation: 492 hours 41 minutes Chicago's official high of 98.1
ler Co., Wisconsin Plumbingware two years ago, 456 hours 58 min- broke the Aug. 2 heat record of
firm, ended in failure yesterday. utes this year. 96 degrees se$ in 1890. Baltimore's
The government-sponsored me- One possible reason yesterday's 100 recorded at 3:35 p.m. also was
diation sessions broke off over the legislator has been comparatively a record of the date.
union's insistence that all 2,060 silent: He has been busy thinking Rain was reported through por-
striking workers be rehired, and up ideas for new laws. tions of the West Gulf states and
the company's stand that they No Filabustering in the upper Great Lakes region.
could rehire, at the most, only 450. Well over a thousand more pro-. Phoenix, Ariz., had .19 inches of
Emil Maey' Tnternational Spe - l tr r d tt ofrain.

Students StaePlaybills



The statement that 'practice
makes perfect' has proved itself
so true that it has been forced into
the group of tight little epigrams
known as cliches.
However, the University's De-
partment of Speech must have had
this same cliche at the back of its
collective mind, when it organized
the Play Production program.
Because it is interested in pre-
paring its graduates on a truly
profession level the speech depart-
ment has designed Play Produc-
tion to give students in Theater
Arts an opportunity to meet and
solve problems which arise during
the staging of a drama.
A Practical Laboratory
A practical laboratory in thea-
ter, Play Production includes
courses in acting, directing, cos-
tume design, set design, lighting
and props and makeup.
During rehearsals for a play
students who are responsible for
costume and set design labor over
their homework (whether it be a
dressmakers dummy or a garden
wall) in the Temporary Classroom
Building where their workshop is
Behind stage at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater, where the
plays are staged, student electri-
cians are confronted by the intri-
cate light board, a maze of indi-
vidual light switches and dimmers.
{ Working closely with the student
thespian who try out their acting
wing in Play Production is the
bookholder, the theater's answer
to Hollywood's script girl.
Apply Own Makeup
In the dressing room cast mem-
bers have an opportunity to utilize
the information which they have
gleaned from instruction in the art
of makeup.
On stage another member of the
crew under the direction of the
stage manager collects and pre-
pares the necessary props.
Another student is assigned the
job of operating the turn tables
on the new $1,5000 sound truck
located at the right of the stage.
Results of all this hectic activity
are all evident on opening night
when the curtain rises on a highly
polished production.
The audience applause which
greets each finale is not only an
expression of enjoyment but a
suitable reward for the many hours
of thought, effort, hard work and
practice spent by the students'
who participate in Play Produc-




Readings . * .
At 3 p.m. today in the Rackham
Amphitheater Prof. L. LaMont
Okey of theUniversity's Depart-
ment of Speech will present a pro-
grom of lecture-reading from some
of the world's greatest literature.
The public is invited to attend
the lecture which is sponsored by
the speech department.
** *
Reuther Lecture .--
Walter P. Reuther, president of
the Congress of Industrial Organi-
zations, will speak on "Labor and
Michigan" at 4:15 p.m today in
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Reuther, who has been the lead-
er of Michigan unionism in recent
years, has not announced the exact
topic of his talk.
He will choose a topic that he
thinks is the most important in
light of today's events.
* * *
Opera . ..
Opera will take over the stage
of Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
when Beethoven's "Fidelio" is
presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow, Fri-
day, Saturday and Monday.
Joseph Blatt, of the music
school, has made a new English
translation which will be used in
this production of "Fidelio," Bee-
thoven's only opera.
With a cast of forty, "Fidelio"
will star William Zakariasen as
Florestan and Joan Rossi as Leo-
nora, his wife, who disguishes her-
self as a boy and takes the name
of Fidelio.
A highlight of the production
will be the playing of the famous
Leonora Overture Number 3 be-
tween the first and second scenes
of the second act. This is the third
of four overtures Beethoven wrote
for "Fidelio." Blatt will conduct
the opera orchestra.
Tickets, priced at $1.75, $1.50
and $1, may be purchased from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lydia Men-
delssohn boxoffice.
* * *
Union Panel**
Prof. William Haber of the eco-

Pictures by
Harding Williams'
Story by
Mary Lee Dingier


i~ulxa~ , IIUIa, l O(-
retary-Treasurer of the UAW and
chief of the union's negotiating
team, said the union would take
the company's last proposal 'to
members of striking Local 833 at
a special meeting today in Sheboy-
To Recommend Rejection
He said the members will vote
on the proposal by a show of
hands, but the bargaining com-
mittee will recommend rejection
and "the membership, in my opin-
ion, will unanimously reject it."
Mazey said the bargaining com-
mittee told the company represen-
tatives their proposal to hire only
part of the strikers was "complete-
ly unacceptable."
Strike To Continue
Mazey said the breakoff of ne-
gotiations "means the strike will

Pusais - a iemen uousumai of
11,755 bills - have been intro-
duced than in a similar' period in
Which may explain why more
laws have gone on the books, 436
so far this session as compared
with 302 two years ago.
Naturally statistics don't tell
the whole story, but they do show:
The Senate has avoided filibus-
tering this session. It's one of the
few in recent memory that hasn't
put on a first-class display of
legislative wheel spinning.
The Senate has used 210 fewer
hours - or around 26' 8-hour
days -than its windblown prede-
cessor of two years ago.
And since the "record" costs
around $85 a page to print, here is
silence that truly is golden.

Army Issues Call
For 10,000 Men
yesterday issued a draft call for
10,000 men in October, the same
quota previously announced for
each of the last five months.
The new call brings to 1,948,430
the total number drafted or ear-
marked for induction since Selec-
tive Service was resumed in Sep-
tember, 1950.
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continue, and the union will in-
tensify its boycott efforts against
the corporation until such time as
we can find a proper climate for?:u* cono rett
a fair and equtiable settlement." J e-i
Lyman C. Conger, counsel and 9
chief negitiator for Kohler, said StrOpieSS
"I guess this is the finish."
Mazey said that upon resump Creation
tion of negotiations last week in
an attempt to settle the strike, the
company offered to rehire 500 of Figure-flattering to glorify your
the strikers. He said the company's new gown! White in fine cotton
last proposal was to reinstate 540 bodcfoth i w
strikers-all who have 15 years' road withwired-undercup
seniority. to lift your bosom to new beau-
ty. Embroidered front panel and
New Feder cups, nylon marquisette em
broidered top. Elastic back, de-
tachable garters. 32-36A; 32-
Plan Sought -
40 B and C.
LANSING UP)-Gov. G. Mennen >,
Williams yesterday urged Presi-$ 95
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower to call
a special session of Congress to
adopt a new federal road program.
Gov. Williams said he was op- L rShorter waistline
posed to either a federal gas tax version . . . 3.95
increase or a bonding program en - I



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