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n i r ays Come True", Will be
Prt, :eiated on Whitney
hen l rAms Come True", which
trs a_ the Whitney theatre to-
is by Philip Bartholomae, author
e two farcial successes "Over-
and "Little Miss Brown".
? aut:or has indicated the same
allty in the book of "When
ros Come True" as he did in his
s.- He recounts the story of a
01v vouing New Yorker who
;s ind hiseallowancercut off
tof his adventures with a
rat dancer.
o first act is on ship board, and
the boy returning for the par-
coldin g as a steerage passenger.
setting lends itself to many sing-
uni bers, the first ensemble show-
cht~oruts of immigrants of all na-
llies indulging in their native
and pastimes.
smuggling plot is interwoven in
tory t' which the "Dream Girl"
innocent party. All sorts of
e are heaped upon the pair until
.,s come true in the final act.
~d ric Santley is the principal of
as, -,d will be supported by a

Scenes from the musical comedy of youth, "When Dreams Come True", at the Whitney theatre tonight.

Halton Powell's production of the
laughing carnival "Safety First", will
make its initial bid for local favor at
the Majestic theatre next Thursday:
The engagement is for three nights
and the usual matinees on Friday and
The most blase theatre-goer is as-
sured of finding pleasure in the clever
work of Earl S. Dewey and Mabel
Rogers. In "Safety First" they are
given every opportunity to display
their ability as fun makers, singers
and dancers. There is "something
doing" the moment this talented pair
hit the stage and as they are in evi-
dence practically al the time the ac-
tion of the piece does not lag.
In spite of the ability of Dewey and
Rogers to hold up the show even with
a mediocre cast, Mr. Powell has en-
gaged a company of unusual talent to
surround them: Among the many
well known farceurs are Frank -Smith,
Lester Dorr, Harry Sharpe, Hazel Re-
gan, Jane Kermit and Larry Fuller.
In all, "Safety First", is one of thet
most pretentious productions Mr.
Powell has yet offered the public. The
chorus of charming young ladies is up
to the standard on looks and ability
while the' costuming out-classes any
similar attraction playing at the same
scale of prices.
A really bright spot on any bill is
Walter Schrode and Elizabeth Mulvey.
They appear in a hodge-podge of dia-
logue introducing incidentally clever
songs and dances which they call
"A Theatrical Agency". Mr. Schrode,
who has a comedy face as well as be-
ing a good comedian, tickles you from
the first. His bit of pantomime with
a pitcher and a be-spouted keg that
seems to draw him like a magnet, is
one great scream. And the waltz at]
the finish in which he is assisted by
Miss Mulvey--well, for strenuous
waltzing, Schrode and Mulvey have
Tango outclassed by several twists
and twirls. Miss Mulvey shows her
versatility in the many clever char-
acters she portrays.
This clever couple will- be at the
Majestic theatre the first 'three days
of the week of September 28.

If you cannot dance the new dances
you may as well learn for they have
come to stay, and we are all anxious
to be up to date. Now the minute we
see a clever new step, we go to some
secluded corner and try itsout.sBut
mere looking on is not a sure school
for gaining knowledge of the turns
and glides of the dance La Mode.
Frederic Santley has invented a de-
lightful new Tango and he is almost
as clever in describing his steps as
he is graceful in twirling them out on
the stage. The little dance invented
by the young star of "When Dreams
Come True" is exactly the thing for
one to add to his repertoire of modern
dancing. A description and guide to
it by the inventor himself follows:
"To the amateur dancer I would
say: In the first place, and in the
second place, and in all the places
you can count, get good swinging
music. Music comes first in all the
modern dancing. The best way to
dance is to have good catchy music,
and a good partner who catches your
idea and then work out your dance
by getting into the spirit of it.
"The real tango-the Tango Argen-
tine-is not a ball room dance; any-
way we- do not often see it danced
without modification in this country,
but it makes a splendid basis, and
part of its steps are used and worked
into the movement of any dance.
"Of course I use the characteristic
tango position. The girl is at the
right, the steps are always begun with
the outside step-her right, and his
left. They position is almost like that
for the waltz only you face forward,
looking at the outstretched hands)
girl's right and man's left.
Secret Societies to Adhere Strictly to
Freshmen Rules Adopted
by Conference
Strict adherence to the new frater-
nity rushing and pledging rules, adopt-
ed by the Interfraternity Conference
last February, and in effect for the
first time this fall, will be followed
by the various fraternities included
in that conference, according to men.
prominent in several Greek letter so-
cieties. That higher scholarship will
be the natural outcome of the new
rules, which provide that no freshman
may be initiated until he has received

at least 11 hour's credit of "C" work
for one semester in the university, is
the general opinion.
The much debated provision that
freshmen shall not room in fraternity
houses was, with the consent of the
faculty, suspended until the year of
1915-'16. It was thought that financial
harm to the house-clubsi ncluded would
Encouragement to the supporters
of the new regulations comes from
the sororities, where last year's first
trial of the sorority rushing and p~ledg-
ing rules, similar in the main to the
fraternity rushing rules, seems to have
met with narked success. The higher
position of the general sororities on
the schola~stic chart issued by the
university is attributed in part to the
working of the new system.
The management of the Whitney
theatre announces that on next Satur-
day, October 3, "The Prince Chap" will
be the attraction at this playhouse.
No popular priced attraction of the
season should be greeted with a larger
house than should turn out to witness
"The Prince Chap", which this season
is under the management of Paul B.
Jones, who has taken this piece, which
is from the pen of Edward Peple,
author of "The Littlest Rebel",.etc.,
and has gathered together a well bal-
anced cast of clever players for- the
various parts of the play. A complete
scenic equipment is carried to stage
the play properly, while the srallest
detail has been looked after by the
management. "The Prince Chap" is
in three acts and tells a beautiful
story, with just enough love, hate and
comedy all blended together in a man-
ner that holds one's attention from the
opening speech on the rise of the cur-
tain in the first act until the climax
of the third and last act. Seats go
on sale at the box office next Thursday
morning at ten o'clock, 'while mail
orders, when accompanied by check
or money orders, with an enclosed en-
velope for the return of the tickets,
will be filled in the order of receiving.
Two fraternities are contemplating
building new homes during the com-
ing year. Psi Upsilon will build a new
house on the site of its present build-
ing, but work will not be started un-
til later in the year. A new house
for the Chi Psi fraternity is also pl.an-
ned, but owing to the uncertainty of
a site, it is not definitely known when
building operations will begin.

For real novelty and wholesome
amusement, the animated cartoons
that are always one of the many dis-
tinctive features of Lyman H. Howe's
Travel Festival, are - in a class by
themselves. Nothing like them may
be seen elsewhere. as they are con-
ceived and executed exclusively for
Mr. Howe by his own staff of artists
who do nothing else. They invariably
afford comedy that is in diverting con-
trast to the more dignified views of
mountains, cities, and seas. In the
new program that will be presented
at the Whitney theatre on Saturday,
October 10, they will add more gayety
than ever to the joys of "traveling
with Howe". They have a "punch"
all their own which "gets across" to
young and old alike. It is claimed for
these new extravaganzas that they
are more ingenious than any Mr.
Howe has presented hitherto. The
travesties of the serious subjects are
of the most amusing nature imagin-
able. They are a revelation of the
tricks photography can play at the
expense of vision and human percep-
tion, and the results achieved would
indicate that several senses need to]
be added to those now classified as
the five special senses.
In his entirely new program Mr.
Howe promises one of the most de-
lightful picture journeys he has ever
presented. It will take local "Howe
travelers" to Venice, the city of the
sea. The series is unique because
Venice is unique. All other cities in
the world resemble each other in
many respects, but Venice alone re-
mains distinctive-a city of romance
where poetry conquers prose. And
it is exactly this poetic beauty of
Venice that Howe's film conveys ex-
The new program includes numer-
ous other noteworthy features such
as a descent into the crater of Ve-
suvius where spectators peer down
into a vast abyss of boiling lava. Then
there is a thrilling ride on a runaway
train. This, too, is a descent, but at.
an appalling rate of speed down the
mountain side and around curves, the
train increasing in momentum at
every foot until spectators are trans-
fixed in suspense as to just hg such
an eventful trip will end. The mys-
terious development of flowers; the
grace and beauty of nature's handi-
work during the growth of plants; the
fascinating formations caused by the
electrolysis of metals, and a railroad
ride through Greece are only a few of
the many other features to be pre-
The announcemet ht "Kismet"
will be at the Whitn'v thatre , o
Monday, October 1, o'11 be w de nicc.
Possessing practicshy ev("ry ecmmnt
that enters into stkf c ,tei{id-
ward Knoblauch fatasy wli it gor
geous external side is an s atract ion
which any theatre o ligh be prouU to
offer. That it is ouc io ftl i( f W h~y',
in a season or in many seasoi s
has genuine distinctioun ramaici1 ,
while pictorially the meit voue I1
example of the artste stag pro-
ducer's genius eve i Ameia.
"Kismet" has not been a \Ne York

success and a Chago faile or vk
versa; it has no i t.naudt in one
city or section and failed of e


Attractions Are Secured
New Theatre Manager




en from the new musical comedy,
en Dreams Come True", at the
tney heatre tonight.,
,ble company of musical comedy
ts. A large and efficient chorus
;prightly young girls will sing,
:e and wear some of the most
ning costumes that have ever'
ed a musical comedy.
ze score is by Silvio Hein, who is
onsible for some of the great suc-"
es scored by Marie Cahill and De
e Hopper. The principal singing
bers are "Come Along to the
les", "When Dreams Come True",
u Dear You", and "Love Is Such a
ay Little Thing".

Frank Butterfield, brother of W. S.
Butterfield,-who is lessee of the Whit-
ney and Majestic theatres of Ann Ar-
bor is now in Ann Arbor in full charge
of both theatres. Mr. Butterfield has
been manager of the Bijou and Stone
theatres in Flint for a number of
years past and is well up In the
managerial end of the theatrical busi-
ness. Mr. Butterfield has been able
to book such attractions as Kismet,
the play that has been making such a
hit in New York and Chicago the past
year. It is a .story of The Arabian
Nights and will be one of the early
fall bookings at the Whitney theatre.
In the early fall the San Carlos
Opera company, that made such a
good impression on the Ann Arbor
pilblic will be at the Whitney theatre
for two days. This company made
such a hit in the cities it played last
year that it has been booked back for
this season to cover the same ground.
The name that draws the largest
crowds in the theatres of America and
is known as the greatest attraction
for any manager to have on his list
is Maude Adams, who will come to the
Whitney theatre the last week of Oc-
After Maude Adams, Ann Arbor will
have a chance to see the charming
Billy Burke, one of the youngest and
most attractive young stars now be-
fore the American public. The next
play after Billy Burke will be The
Round Up, the famous western play
that was made famous by Macklyn
Arbuckle. This play has one of the
finest. Indian scenes ever produced on
the stage. Then in line will come
Fisk-e O'Hara the well known Irish
actor and singer of Irish songs. The
next two companies to follow will be
the Lyceum Players and that great
New York success that ran all last
winter in New York City, "Kitty Mc-
Kay. This play was produced by Wil-
liam Elliott the son-in-law of David
Belasco. It was not thought much of
by Belasco and he would not go into
it with William Elliott, but young
Elliott saw its great possibilities. He
produced it with his own money un-
der his own management. "Kitty Mc-
Kay" has made William Elliott one
of the managers of New York City and
also a rich man. It is one of the clean-
est and most charming plays on the
Pavalowa is one of the great dan-
cers of the day. She is an actress who
f .. leomii and(Inot uwadle 10 a teatrical
l w e2CI'. UeicabA a '- , 'ri('s her own
company of Rus ta din(:rs from the
Czar's ii perial Theatre, ~utia. She
bi. anp l) red s hi io arge 0,ciie of
i 1w 4s ')ltt ~i tt~he -1ael--s, uc ( s of
aunY danei . Ar. RB ttet'fi( hi hen Iii
Nt', V ork last cununer w v it
the ( ea. rnn; "err to lbook Liv oxx
for ftno nigh. staund thar.
The following booins r the
\hi oi'y theatro av i eouie a '"Pa-
alow a' lon't le toYour " lfo", Nat
C ood wilo','i ial e-'anh\ , 11 ,', Pn
ad Per-mutte , John Di- , " hat
of Sixes", the play that Frul N-
Ietyre of Ann ? bor has ilade sch a
hit i:.at th,, Curt tneatre, Chicago,
,x {> ol riUL of Pilsen", "Today", Me-
tfi:Tre and Heath, "The Little Cafe",
{ ' "110 of oter well known



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