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The Kentucky 'Two Blind Mice Opens Monday Keb NEL Sunny, Cold High 58 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950 VOLUME XL ' Two Blind 3Iice, Satire On Government, Opens At Guignol Theater Monday Night Ann Guthrie at Orchestra To Present This Sunday's Musicale Program Is Set For Memorial Hall By Joe Coyle The University Symphony Orchestra will present the next to closing performance in the music department's series of musicales Sunday at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall. rt The second part of the program will feature Kenneth Wright, instructor in the music department and concertmaster for the orchestra, in a concerto for violin six-pa- and orchestra. The first part of this Sunday's presentation will be the "Overture to 'Coriolan', Opus 62" by Beethoven. The overtuie was written tn 1807, not for Shakespeare's tragedy of which it is reminiscent in some parts, but for a drama of an obscure poet, Heinrich von Collin. Beethoven used elements of the play in Kiiilriinar nn- his monumental rnn- Mntinn nf lVn Ktprn Pnirwn eenpral Wright Is Soloist Part two will consist of "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor. No. 2, Opus 22" by the Polish violin- The concerto is 1st Wieniawski. divided' into two movements which are "Romance: Adante non troppo," and "Allegn. moderate a la Zin- Mr. bright will play the solo part. "Entr'acte trom Act IV of 9 By B.ll Mansfield "Two Blind Mice," a political satire on Washington bureaucracy, will be presented by the Guignol Theater 8:30 Monday through Saturday p.m. of two elderly The play, which tells ladies named Letitia and Crystal who are running a supposedly government bureau called the Office of Medicial Herbs, will have a set in keeping with its zany plot. Even the problem of finding something to fill the rows of herb Jars with such tags as pleurisy root, pepsissewa, and camomile failed to stop the stage managers who filled every jar with something different. The Jars contain almost everything that even faintly resembles a herb, including sawdust, glue, split peas, gravel, and lespidezia donated by the people. Left unfinished when died, it was completed by who also orf. chestrated the whole piece. The "Overture in the Masque of Comus" by Arne will be given in Part IV. This is the music for Dr. adaptation of Milton's Dalton's "Comus" which was produced at the Drury Lane Theatre in England. Part V of the presentation will consist of "Second (Indian) Suite, Opus 48" by MacDowell. Only the lourth portion of the suite, "Dirse," will be given. The thematic materia' of the suite has been suseested for the most part by melodies of the North American Indian. The "Dirge" is a Kiowa woman's mourning song. MacDowell was an American composer who wrote during the latter part of the ninteenth century. He was a composer, teacher, and conMous-soris.-- Rimsky-Korsakof- The cast, which includes seven University students making their debut with Guignol, includes L:uiia Turnbull, Jane Ratchford: Crystal Hower, Maxlne Perrine: Mr. Mur-rar- ed con-viol- in by versity musicians will be the Youth Society orchestra, under the tion of Howaid Pence, in an noon concert April 30. after-dram- a" followed the principal of judging the entries on their merits as media of best-printe- d, were book-design- er Merle Armitage, chairman; E. M. Kauffer, artist and designer; Gyorgy Keps, professor of design at Massachusetts In- of Technology; and James Hendrickson, designer, typographer, and printer. In selecting the exhibit, the jury nt st Taken into communication. sideration were these factors: type conception and design, choice of paper and type face, workmanship, legibility and attractiveness of page, use of color and illustration, if any, and finally, the register and impres- sion. Out of 725 entries, 50 were chosen. Broadsides Included Item 29. "The British Post Office," item 30, "Interludes of Cervantes," and item 31, "Shelley's Major Poetry," were designed by Mr. Conkright, Class of "28, with Helen Van Zandt. Mr. Conkright is now head of the Princeton University Press. Also shown with the exhibit is a collection of typographical broad-visute sides designed by many of the graphers whose work is represented tne exhibit, The exhibit will remain open to the public through April 23. If con-Be- al typo-stitu- t w Appellate judges, by a 3 to 2 vote. upheld the arguments of Farmer Helton and Bruce Stephens, University College of Law seniors, in a mock case argued before the Kentucky Court of Appeals last week. Robert N. Hubbard and L. G. Smith, also law seniors, gave the opposing arguments. Helton and Stephens, who were representing the Brandeis Club, will receive a collection of law books. The name of the Brandeis Club will be engraved at the top of a plaque to be set up in Laf ferty Hall to commemorate the annual law club competitions. Hubbard and Smith were representing the Miller Club. This case was the .final round in the first annual competition among the eight new law clubs which were formed on the campus last spring. The question was whether a radio station was liable for $100,000 damages because a senator called a businessman a "fellow traveler" during an imaginary unrehearsed radio round table. Helton and Stephens argued that the expression was libelous and that the station was responsible lor it. Hubbard and Smith argued that the spoken word is slander, instead of libel, and also since the broadcast was unrehearsed, the radio station could 'not' be responsible. The court did not decide the case but decided which student team did the better job of presenting its side of the question. The "moot court" for the benefit of law students was the first held since 1942. - Irvin Goldstein Irvin Goldstein, elementary edu cation junior, will make a World Student Service Fund tour of Europe this summer at SGA's of ficial representative. Although SGA was unable to help finance the trip this year, Gold stein has been officially approved by the assembly and will report on his experiences to campus groups next fall. The WSSF tour includes England, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Goldstein also plans to visit Germany, France, Hollandd, and Belgium. Goldstein Is a member of Hillel Future Teachers of Foundation. America, and the YMCA. He has served on the WSSF committee and has been a freshman guide and freshman advisor. He is a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity. Music Festival' Is Next Week The State Instrumental Festivaly will be held on campus next and Saturday under the direction of Lewis Clifton, director of University Extension, and Miss Jean Marie McConnell of the extension department. oeveral thousand high school students from Central and Eastern Kentucky will attend. Thirty bands and five orchestras are expected to participate in the festival. Fri-d?- For Toniffht Is About West Point Movie Set From West "Ten Gentlemen Point," a historical film of the United States Military Academy, starring Maureen O'Hara, Charles Montgomery, and Laird Creaar, will be shown tonight in Memorial Hall at 7 and 9 p.m. Admission is 30 cents. By Holt Mastin tice of produce exchange held sway, won fame as something of an entertainment freak. It got its start in a most unusual way. During the height of the depression in 1933, Robert Porterfleld was just another actor in New York wunoui money or a jod. limes square laced its worst season in history. He gathered a group of 21 A delegation composed of six fac ulty members and five graduate stu- actors, who followed him more from courage, and led them dents represented the University at hunger thanMason the 42nd annual meeting oi ine across the town and Dixon Line to the old of Abingdon, first Southern Society for Philosophy and town established west of the Psychology held recently at Nashville. Their assets comprised less than The University delegation included D. James S. Calvin, acting head of $10 in cash and the cast off set from the Department of Psychology; Prof. an old "Rose Marie" road company. John Kuiper, head of the Depart- They proposed to present plays for Dr. Morris the natives in exchange for food ment of Philosophy; Roseman, a part time member of and shelter. The group moved into the dormithe psychology staff: Dr. John H. Melzer, assistant professor of philo- tories of ttra. defunct Martha Washsophy; Dr. Robert Claser, assistant ington College, closed by the deErnest pression. Towns folk lent them of psychology; professor Meyers, instructor in psychology; furniture, silver, taffeta hoop skirts, students in the the sword and boots that grandpa and five graduate Department of Psychology. William wore at Bull Run. A decorating B. Martin, Travis Rawlings, Richard shop donated a barrel of chipped Griffith, Lee Caldwell, and David and cracked china. Porterfleld talk- ed the town council into giving him Sperling. the use. rent free, of the century-ol- d Opera House. It was. and is, an ideal playhouse. The presence of the city jail under the stage proved Ping-Pon- g the only handicap to theater pre- g tournament, sentations. A doubles Five days after they arrived, the sponsored by the Student Union Sports Committee, will be played off Barter Theater opened for business, informing the public that the price next week in the SUB game room. Anyone interested in entering the of admission was 35 cents or its tournament must sign up today in "equivalent in vittles or work." The the Game Room or in Room 122, question uppermost in every heart SUB. An entrance fee of 25 cents was. of course, "Will we have an per person will be charged, and audience?" They did, and the crowds irophirs will be awarded the win- continued to come. The company played Abingdon ning teams. Delegation Attends Annual Society Meet Alle-gheni- i CANCER DRIVE will begin next Monday and Above, Martha Swofford, Wendell Vance, and Virginia Henry pose with one of the posters to be used to encourage I ni versity personnel to contribute to the drive. THE CAMPl'S last through the week. Mortar Board To Sponsor Camp Cancer Fund Drive A campaign for money for cancer are to be placed in mail boxes and research and treatment will open distributed over the campus. Monday on campus, sponsored by An attempt is being made to have Mortar Board, senior women's lead- Kentucky's mobile cancer unit at the ership honorary. University on Wednesday, Miss Actual collections will begin Wednesday through residtnee halls, fraternities and sororities. Collec tion boxes will be placed in the Grill, post office, book store, and other central points. Martha Swofford, president of Mortar Board, said that the cancer campaign is educational as well as financial. Doctors will talk at Jewell, Boyd, and Patterson Hall house meetings. Informational pamphlets Swofford said. No specific sum has been set as a goal, but of the money will go for cancer treatment and for research, according to miss swoirord. The campus campaign is a part of the national cancer drive that is conducted throughout April. Cooperating with Moriar Board are the dormitory house councils and Intrrfrnterniiy and Prmlullonic councils. three-fourt- one-four- th SUB Will Sponsor Tourney ping-pon- : i -- ? vr. 25-2- 7, Ward-Belmo- t 1 nt -- v- JUA MAY Ql'EEN CANDIDATES are (left to right, seated) Agnes Hutchinson, representing Zrta Taa Alpha, sorority; Doris Walker, independent; Mary Jo Ridley. Alpha Delta Pi: Doris Eith. Kfp Kappa Gamma; and Doll Price, Kappa Delta. Standing (left to right) are aney West, independent; Barbara rowell, Patt Hall: Janice Stille, Alpha Xi Delta; Sara Mae Greene, Chi Omega; Martha Swofford. Delta Zeta; Jane Barnett, Alpha Gamma Delta: Nancy Harris. Jewell Hall: Nancy Tamp, Delta Delta Delta: and Betty Blake. Boyd Halt Carolyn Critchlow, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Jean Gaines, Sayre Hall, were not present when the picture was taken. May Queen And Eight Attendants To Be Chosen In Election Today x c V ' . '' V. . Suky May Day Program Set For May 13; Floats, Coronation, Dance Are Features - Election of the May Day Queen and eight attendants will be held today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Union Building. bv Sukv, will be held The annual Mav Dav Dean Stahr Named To Legal Committee Dr. Elvis J. Stahr, dean of the College of Law. was appointed to a committee on legal apprenticeships and another on public relations at May 13. the Kentucky The May Day program will include a parade with floats repre- the last meeting inofLouisville, Bar Association senting various campus organizations, a program on Stoll Field The entire faculty of the College of Law attended the meeting. where the Queen will be crowned, and a dance that night. Important speakers were John Each sorority and women's resi-'- J Sherman Cooper. U. N. delegate: dence hall nominated a candidate Delta Delta Gov. Gordon Browning of Tenne.s- -' Delta: Betty Blake for May Day Queen and two candi- Boyd Hall: Carolyn Critchlow, Kap see: and William J. Gallagher. dates at large were selected by the pa Alpha Theta; and Jean Gaines. president of the American Bar office of the Dean of Women. Association. Sayre Hall. The candidates are Agnes Hutchinson, Zeta Tau Alpha; Mary Jo Ridley, Alpha Delta Pi: Doris Eith. Kappa Kappa Gamma; Doll Price. Kappa Delta; Nancy West and Doris Walker, Independents; and Barbara Powell, Patterson Hall; Janice Stille, Alpha Xi Delta: Sara Mae Green, Chi Omega: Martha Swofford. Delta Zeta: Jane Barnett, Alpha Gamma Delta; Nancy Harris, Jewell Hall; Nancy Camp, program,-sponsore- AflLJ Kenneth Blevins Kenneth Blevins was elected president and Frank Maturo vice president of the campus YMCA in a mailed ballot election this week. Lee Myles was made treasurer and John Brannon secretary. Bruce Ferguson, Elliott Jones and James Thompson were elected to serve on the advisory board. Faculty members elected to serve on the board are: Prof. Merle Baker, Mr. Ben Butler, Dr. Carl Cone. Dean Frank Dickey, Dr. James Gladden and the Rev. Thomas Johnston. Blevins is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, the Council, Pitkin Club, Phalanx, Chaplain of Alpha Phi Omega and is president of Alma Magna Mater. He is a commerce junior from Cov- ' . Inter-Fraterni- ty Debate Team Attends Meet Tau ' ington, Ky. Maturo, president of Alpha University debaters participated in Omega, is a junior from Georgea meeting of the Blue Grass Executown. tives Club at the Lafayette Hotel Blevins will replace Elliott Jones Tuesday night. as president and Maturo will retain Dr. Herman Donovan introduced his present position as vice the program, which was a debate on the national question, "Should the United States Nationalize their Trials Of Barter Players Were Many In Early Days For 10 years before the war, Robert Porterfleld's Barter Theater at Abingdon, Virginia, where the prac- A0e Ann Guthrie, a junior physics major, has been selected as the University's candidate for Queen of the 1950 Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival to be held at Pineville May Dean Sarah B. Holmes has announced. Miss Guthrie has already won three campus beauty titles. She was selected Dream Girl of Alpha Tau Omega, Miss Christmas Seal of 1949, and Mardi Gras Queen. A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, Women's Athletic Association, and the Physics Club, Miss Guthrie is a graduate of School and attended Sweet Briar College. Junior Gets Law WSSF Tour Win Mock Case Sun-gara- book-prin- d, II Is Nominee Officers Students Are Named Best Book Design Exhibit Is On Display In Library Three books designed by Uni- versity of Kentucky graduate P. J. Conkright are featured in the "Fifty Books of 1949" exhibit now on display in the lower foyer of the Margaret I. King Library. The exhibit, selected by a Jury of toutstanding men in the ing an designing world, has been touring university and city libraries lor the past year. Sponsored by the American Institute of Graphic Arts under the ausDices of the American Federation of Art, the exhibit consists of books judged the and Jury Named Making up the selection Jury y, George Stone; Miss Johnson, ZeH Sharf; Mailman, Tommy Martin; Tommy Thurston. Charles Drew, and Simon, Dudley Saunders. Karen Norwood, Minna Bloom-fielWilbur F. Threadweight, Claude Trapp; Major John Groh, Robert Tuthill; Lt. Col. Robblns, Jellico, Joe Knight; Dr. Harry John Marlowe; Marine Sarg-eaElbert Herbert; Charles Brenner, Ed Mills; Ensign Jamison, Robert Kays; and Senator Kruger, Ed Henry. Briggs Is Director The play is under the direction of agriculture department. Wallace N. Briggs, producing director, and Lolo Robinson, associate diDesign Is Stenciled cert pianist. Instead of using wallpaper for rector. Glee Club I'shers special stenciled defor the production the The concluding feature of the con- - sign set walls a leaves is being used. 75 Tickets for students and $1.25 are cents for of small CCrt Will be "Capriccio Espagnol, of the towns people. They may be obtained Opus 34" by Rimsky Korsakow. It In contrast to the. contents grandat the Guignol box office in the will include a is made up of four sections, ai- - jars the set Building wt,da. Variazioni. Alborada, and father clock atfrom Aberdeen, Scot- Fine Arts extension or by phoning University $500. 2396. Fandango asturiano." A composition land valued for the orchestra, it was composed lrom sketches of a projected virtuoso violin fantasy on Spanish themes, Ushers will be members of the ." university Men's Glee Club, day's special guests for the cert. 'Kho- The last performance " by Moussorgsky will be offered ia part three of the program. is a "musical whose here is the Russian NUMBER 21 ..... ... 1 r.,v WW . ; j..V,U.kU. Betty Hammock and Ellen Drake took the affirmative while Joe Mainous and Sidney Neal argued the negative. nights but Following the debate, the club Friday and Saturday towns other members participated in a question trouped neighboring nights. Porterfleld was careful to and answer period. select plays adaptable to the one and only set he possessed. Then, as now. actors doubled in Today Is Deadline other Jobs, set and cosume designers, scenery builders and costume For ODK Applications seamstresses, stage hand, electri cians, ticket sellers, ushers and what Today is the deadline for maknot. Everyone works hard at Barter ing application for membership in gets a well rounded stage train Omicron and Delta Kappa, senior ing. men's leadership honor society, it At the end of the first season, the has been announced. 22 refugees from Broadway returned junSeniors and to New York with a box office suriors are eligible if they have 2.0 plus of $4.35 and quantities of strawover-a- ll standings and activity in berry jam. The once hungry actors one or more of the following had gained an aggregate of three fields: scholarship, hundred pounds, and as actors they speech, forensics, dramatic arts, were much the better for their expublications and social service. perience. Application forms can be obThe following spring they showed up again 35 altogether including tained in the Dean of Men s office. Ryburn Weakley, president, such noted "alumni" as Greeorv peck. Hume Cronyn. Jeffrey Lynn, said. Charles Korvin, Patricia Neal, Frank Latimore, and Lisabeth Scott. Now, however, it is a different story. By virtue of a $10,000 grant from the Virginia Conservation Commissinn Porterfleld has re- Nine new members were elected opened his depression inspired brainstorm as The Barter Theater to the Student Union Board in the election held Monday. This brings of Virginia, first state aided theater in America, and it has become the the total number of persons on the most famous stage enterprise in the board to 15. country. It tours nearly all the The new members are Bet tie states and in 1947 grossed some Bryant, George Creedle, Fred Dorr, $500,000. Martha Durham. Caroline Freeman, Washington. Minnesota, Maryland, Jim Inman, Bob McCowan, Frank and West Virginia have already sent Maturo, and Bob Wilson. delegations to study the Barter Two members of the faculty. Dr. Theater with a view to starting James S. Calvin of the Department their own. The University YMCA and YWCA of Psychology, and Dr. Earl Kauf are sponsoring the Barter Theater's man of the Physical Education De- latest production. "The Show Off." partment, wereDr.appointed to the H. L. Donovan. which will be presented tomorrow SUB Board by night at the Henry Clay Auditorium, Automatic members are the dean Student tickets are $1.01, general of women and the dean of men ndinission is $1.30, nnd reserved nlons with the social director nnd the SUB director. seats are $1.61. Its A''-- " ; - - - Athletics, Members Are Elected To Student Board f- i Dot BUiwi HEY. Rl'BE! IK WAS NEVER LIKE THIS! exhibits a summer rotton typical f the ones to be seen at the style by the economics of clothing class Monday nijht show being presented at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall. 'Country Style9 Highlight In Loom And Needle Show do-- si do "Swing your partner Come and see our Fashion Show? Memorial Hall is the place Make mine country style' the pace. April twenty-fourt- h is the date. Starting at the stroke of eight. Loom and Needle will style each lass In this show which was planned By the Economics of Clothing Class." Yes. everybody, this is your invitation to see a lot of new cotton dress styles on a group of beautiful gals. Mrs. Gordon H. Wilder and Mrs. Dorothy W. Meade of the Loom and Needle shop are in charge of the style show, and have chosen girls from various organizations on campus as models. The following girls will take part in the show: Jane Blount and Joyce Haines. Kappa Kappa Gamma: Barbara Willing. Sue Bird, and Nancy Brewer, Kappa Alpha Theta: Dusty Rhodes and Dot Dickson, Delta Delta Delta: Betty Martin and Jane Barnett, Alpha Gamma Delta: Betty Elliot and Pat Moore. Chi Omeaa; Bobby Clarick and Fran Golcisttin. Tau Alpha Pi: Libby Rogers and Bambi Parker. K.ippa Delta: Jeanne Wilson and Jane Hunter. Alpha Xi; Martha Swofford and Betty Vancy. Delta Zeta: Sara Davidson and Ron-n- a Lee Rickterkessin?. Zeta Tau Alpha; Betty Andes and Lynn Gamble, independent. '