1949-11-16; Central Michigan Life
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Goethe Celebration Planned Tomorrow by foreign languages Department "An Evening with Goethe" will be presented in the coUege auditorium tomorrow evening by the department of foreign languages. A varied program, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, renowned German poet, is planned. ... Dr. Werner Vbririede, of the University of Wisconsin, will speak on the topic. "Goethe the European," Dr. Voririede formally taught in Central's foreign language department. Two scenes from Goethe's famous drama, "Faust," will be presented. Cast members are Grant Little, John Gregory, Eugene Rydahl, Bonnie Graham, and Ruth Blakeslee. ■ ■••' •. ■ t ■ Mrs. Beatrice lams will sing three selections from music of Goethe's time and two dances of thai period will conclude ihe program. Dancers are Dorothy. Eddy, Beverly Mell. Bonnie Miller. Rose Rudoni. Lloyd Ellerthorpe, Harold Madden, Harold Sheets, and Calvin Webster. The program was arranged by a committee headed by Dr. Alfred Adler of the foreign language department. STAGE-HANDS STEAL SHOW! Webster Players Stab 'Mills' in Back by Russell W., Lembke Let me say to those students who walked put on Margaret Webster's actors that.there are better jobs of acting; being done by amateurs and by other semi- professional groups. Every year there are fresh, moving presentations of Shakespearean drama given at universities in New Haven, Pittsburg, Iowa City, Seattle, Austin, and elsewhere, I have seen them. They are lively, yes, but many of them also have depth of understanding in the reading of lines which are susceptible to so many shadings. Even the famous forty-minute versions of Shake- spear's plays prepared and directed by B. Iden Payne and Thomas Wood Stevens and presented in New York, Chicago, and San Diego, popularized as they were in their streamlining, were still full-bodied and rich in the readings given. Shakespeare's works can be intense because of the poetry rather than the melodrama. This is what I remember most vividly from Margaret Webster's product io n—-the strangled, chop-chop delivery of a sporty, collar-ad Brutus cavorting among tin soldiers, the outrageous shoutings of an alleged Julius Caesar (well did he deserve what he got for his reading of some of the most mellifluous lines in the play). These gentlemen were "char- Central Michigan Life VOLUME 31 CENTRAL MICHIGAN COLLEGE. MT. PLEASANT, MICH.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16. 1949 NUMBER 8 acters" only in campus vernacular sense. I am sprry that so many students had retired to the Annex before the funeral orations; that scene should be familiar no matter how you have to take it. And it was good, although Marcus Antonius could hardly be called inspired. I confess to leaving myself, when Qassius had his first big moment and began to chew on good scenery; I could see that the simple decor would never satisfy such an appetite. I was inspired only in those grey, silent moments when ghostly stage-hands changed the scenery —that was beautiful. For me, Greek and Elizabethan plays have their places in history and it is ridiculous to distort fashions, laws, ethics, and customs of the past io such a degree thai all universal implications are sacrificed in favor of naive amazement. Sty- See - WEBSTER PLAYERS - Page Four USA Progresses with Purchase Card's The National Students Association Committee under the direction of Jerry Oehmke, Detroit sophomore chairman, has been working for two main objectives this year and has made real progress on a purchase card system and a student book exchange. Oehmke and Jack Frye, Traverse City junior on ihe committee, conferred with ihe Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Com- Chippewa to Have More Pictures Approximately 20 per cent more individual pictures of students and faculty will appear in the '50 Chippewa than were included in the '49 yearbook, according to Cecil Good, Chippewa business manager. A decisive factor which contributed to this increase is shown in the fact that over 100 per cent more seniors were photographed this year than last. Because 447 seniors were photographed, they will not be charged fer their Chippewa pictures. This is the first time that this arrangement has been made. A representative from Tarr Pictures Company will be in Warriner Hall lobby today from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and tomorrow from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. io collect individual picture proofs from students and io take orders for additional pictures. Students are asked not io mail their proofs io ihe photographers, but io turn ihem in ai the designated time today and tomorrow. merce twice in ihe past week. The sentiment expressed in those meetings indicated a favorable altitude toward a purchase card system for Central's students. Under such a system, students of a college affiliated with N.S.A. purchase a card from the N.S.A. Committee which is honored by all participating merchants. It allows special student discounts of five to 25 per cent on purchases. The merchant receives a greater volume of business from the student and the student saves the discount. This card is honored by every participating merchant in the nation. * * * MARGARET Bockstahler, Associated Women Students president and a member of the N.S.A. Committee, is working on a student book exchange. The A.W.S. is working under the direction of the committee to have a student book exchange on campus next semester. If it proves successful, it will become a regular feature of Central Michigan College. ACCORDING TO ANSPACH 3rd Bi-Weekly Recital Takes Place Friday Music students will participate in the third of a series of biweekly recitals Friday at 11 a.m. in the auditorium. Purpose of the recitals is to give vocalists, pianists, and instrumentalists an opportunity to perform before a small audience in preparation for later performances in a formal recital. Major and minor music students taking part in this event learn how to walk on and off the stage, how to announce their numbers, and how to receive applause. The audience, composed Principally of music students, is also instructed in the etiquette of the concert hall. Faculty members and students are welcome to attend the recital. Central's new health and physical education building is expected to be completed by November el, 1950, according* to Pres. C. L. Anspach. Bidding on ihe construction was closed November 8 and ihe actual letting of contracts was scheduled yesterday. Ii was expected thai ihe low bid of ihe Storm Construction Company World Famous Dancer to Perform Nov. 21 Martha Graham, world-famous dancer, who appears here with her company at the college auditorium on November 21 at 8:15, believes there is, or should be, a vital relationship between costume and personality and mood. The average woman siaript with her costume rather than herself. This is wrong, according io ihe dancer. A woman should study her iype and personality carefully before planning her wardrobe. Failure io do ihis results often in blatant incongruity of effect. "Never," advises Miss Graham, "wear a creation ihai is more dramatic or colorful than you are. Such a costume will only serve io eclipse you and make you seem io have less personality than you really have. You should ai all times have control over your costume, so that it en- chances rather than overwhelms you." The appearance of Miss Graham on this limited nationwide tour ai ihis time promises io be a memorable event, as it finds her ai ihe peak of her fabulous career, and after years of pioneering, she has reached her full authority, both as a dancer and choreographer. The great dancer-choreographer will present four of her newest works, representing the wide range and versatility of her recent theater-dance works. Tickets are now on sale at the auditorium box office. The program is presented by the department of health and physical education of Central Michigan College. MARTHA GRAHAM World Famous Modem Dance Star New Gym Building Expected fo Be Completed in 1950 Girls, What Is Your Message to the World? "What is your message to the world as you pass by? Is it a neat or a careless one? Is it in good taste or bad taste? These were questions asked by Freddie Simonds, associate professor of home economics, when she addressed Nu Phi Mu, business girls' sorority, on the topic "Your Message to the World." Some suggestions which she made to girls for improving their appearance are: do not miss your morning meal; when sitting, place one foot slightly ahead of the other; if you must cross your legs, cross them at the ankles; walk in an erect manner; dress appropriately for each occasion; do not wear an evening dress to work, even though you are going out after work. of Grand Rapids for general construction of the building would be accepted by ihe state. Two other Grand Rapids firms were low bidders on the plumbing and heating, and the electri-r cal work. The Hertel Company was low bidder on plumbing and heating and the Kirkhoff Company was low bidder for the electrical work. * * * The Storm company's bid was $719,300 for general construction. Hertel's bid for plumbing and heating was $178,876 and the Kirkhoff Company's bid for electrical work was $53,167. These costs cover only the actual- construction of the building and do not include architect's fee and other costs. * * * According to Dr. Anspach, actual construction of ihe building is expected to get underway shortly. The period of construction in ihe contract is set ai 350 days, which means ihai ihe building should be ready for use within a year of the start of construction. * * * THE BUILDING will be located along Franklin Street and Preston Road and will have the following facilities: a field house with a dirt track having 10 laps to the mile, a portable basketball floor with a seating capacity of 4,000 persons, a large gymnasium 120' by 110' with folding doors making the gyms 60' by 110' for physical education classes, a small gym 60' by 60' for correctives, two hand ball courts, offices, a swimming pool 35' by 75', class rooms, locker rooms, and a laundry. Foreign Languages Should Be Stressed Says Dr. Dengler Teachers should try to bring the spirit of the world into: their classrooms, and learning and practicing foreign languages ought to be stressed. This was the advice of Dr. Paul L. Dengler, prominent Austrian lecturer now an associate professor at the Unir versity of Kansas City, who addressed Central students at required assemblies last week. Dr. Dengler believes that teachers should be inspired and induce their students to- "live the subject being taught." In addition to his chosen topic, "Inspirational Teaching in a Mechanical Age," Dr. Dengler related several of his experiences in wartime and postwar Europe. Bridge Enthusiasts Urged To Compete in Tourney In the first round of Central's bridge tournament, Saturday, November 12, Dick Crawford, Ann .Arbor junior,, and Ron Larzelere, Detroit junior, compiled a greater number of . points in the three rubbers played than did their opponents, John Haediekd, Memphis senior, and .Don Wright, Scottville freshman. A misguided double in the second rubber contributed largely to the defeat of the latter. Because only four contenders turned out for the event, chairman Al Grossman, Detroit junior, announced that neither team was eliminated in the first contest, but will continue to try their skill in future rounds. The tom> nament.will continue for several weeks Saturday afternoons in Keeler cafeteria, from 2 Until 4 p.m. Other bridge enthusiasts are encouraged to compete in , the contest.
|Title||1949-11-16; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
|Copyright Permission||Copyright 1949 by Central Michigan University. This material is copyrighted and any further reproduction or distribution is prohibited.|