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MRS. HALLIE FLANAGAN DISCUSSES
WOMEN'S PART IN PLAY PRODUCTION
Give Annual Circus
Bungling Bros., Who Won Fame In
Last Year's Circus
Bungling Brothers circus will re-
turn to Barbour gymnasium for al
triumphal engagement of five per-
formances scheduled to begin with.
a matinee at 3 o'clock on Friday,
December 7. The promoters,
namely the women of the soph-j
omore class, have arranged a stu-
pendous production at great ex-
pense. They have at no little
trouble secured for the entertain-
ment of their patrons many
famous feature acts imported from
Owing to the excessive secrecy
which surrounds the exclusive na-1
ture of these acts the Bungling
Brothers hesitate to reveal moreI
than the names of the performers, I
and these will not be announced at
once. Moreover, the cricus will
have the trite but indispensable
accessories of sawdust rings, pea-
nuts, and pink lemonade.
The Bungling Brothers have in
their 1928 big show, outmatched
their nearest rivals with the ver-
satility of their acts and the mag-
nificent glamor of their perform-
Those who want to be assured
of a seat for any and all of the
five performances should purchase
their tickets early in the week.
They may be secured at the dormi-
tories and sororities, or at a booth
in Barbour gymnasium Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday. Ac-
cording to the advance sales re-
port the circus's return engage-
ment is going to surpass even the
epoch-making performances of last
JUDGE FEAD WILL
ADDRESS .A. U. -W
Judge Lewis Fead, of Port Huron,
who is chief justice of the supreme
court of Michigan, will address the,
American Association of University
Women at 2:45 o'clock on Saturday,
December 8, at Martha Cook build-
The legislative group of A. A. U.
W., of which Miss Sarah Wheadon
is chairman, will act as hostesses.
According to Mrs, Hugh Keeler,
president of A. A. U. W., every
member of the organization is in-
vited to bring a guest to hear
Judge Fead. Mrs. Keeler has also
requested that the contributions
for the school museum project
sponsored by A. A. U. W., be sent
in as soon as possible.
"Women play a very limited part
in the field of play production,"
says Mrs. Hallie Flanagan. "The
greatest work in both direction
and design is still by men, and
probably will continue to be. Wom-
en have been limited to acting for
so long. Also they are not willing
to go through the mill, the long
process of learning how to build
sets, arrange the lighting, paint
the scenery. - A producer doesn't.
have time to tend to these things,
but he must know how they are
At last I managed to edge in a
word abou4 the play production
classes. Mrs. Flanagan said, "I
hate to prophesy any results of
these classes, because I have been
wrong so many times. However I
am committed to their cause. Your
activities in Ann Arbor are splen-
did. The movement from the stu-
dents it what counts."
"Women are doing more in the
field of production now than ever1
before, are they not?" I asked.
League Bazaar Will ;Be
Coming Of Pir
Pirates, gory and swashbuckling,'
will man the "Shiny Knife" which
puts into port for a two-day visit
to the Women's League and Inter-
church bazaar. The ship is due
Friday, December 7, and its dock-
ing is awaited with great expec-
tancy by all those who are in on
the secret of its cargo. Pirate
ships often carry strange and
curious cargoes of untold wealth,
and the "Shiny Knife" surpasses
The pirate crew has been re-
cruited from the Alpha Phi house
especially for the occasion, great
care having been taken in choos-'
ing trustworthy men for such a
precarious undertaking, no less
a tea room wherein luncheon, tea,
and dinner will be served to the
music of Dead Eye Mower's or-
chestra and to the singing of the
High Seas quartet. The Scotch
sailor, McCurdy, Armed-to-the-
teeth Swaine of Detroit, and
Knock-em-dead Ritchie, also of
Detroit, are going to entertain by
singing more pirate songs.
The true pirate atmosphere will
be . emphasized by the erie light
from dripping candles, by the whis-
key bottles standing around, though
'tis indeed rumoured that these
bottles will perchance be al-
But the only plunder to be in
evidence is that already aboard
the ship, with maybe a little levied
from civilians for the privilege of
dining on the "Shiny Knife."
Assisting Carolyn Ingliss, '29,
"Yes, indeed," said Mrs. Flanagan Three-course breakfasts were
in her animated way. "Lady Greg- served by most of the sororities,
ory, the guiding star of the Abbey Saturday morning after the Pan-
theater in Ireland is an outstand- Hellenic ball.
ing figure in the drama. Then
there is Theresa Helburn, the exec- In most of the houses the decora-
utive head, of the New York The- tions of the ballroom were carried
ater Guild players. Eva Le Gallien- out. Huge bowls of yellow and rus-
ne of' the Civic Repertory theater set mums, both large and small,
in New York is doing a great thing. were placed on the tables and long
Her theater is the only one which yellow tapers were used to light the
week after week presents standard breakfast rooms. In a few houses
drama at popular prices. In De- futuristic decorations were used.
troit there is another woman who 1 Fourteen couples 'attended the
is making a name for herself, Jessie breakfast at the Alpha Omicron Pi
Bonstelle of the Community the- I house after the Pan-Hellenic ball.
ater." ! Mrs. George Snyder, formerly Vir-
Meanwhile various people were ginia Van Zandt, an alumna of the,
hovering around Mrs. Flanagan re- Michigan chapter of Alpha Omic-
minding her of a dinner engage- ron Pi, was chaperone at the
ment. "I'm sorry, but I don't be- breakfast.
lieve I've told you a thing you can' Mrs. Minnie Mahrer chaperoned
use. If I had more time-goodbye," the breakfast at Alpha Epsilon Psi.
and she left the room. It was as Seventeen couples were present.
if a light had been put out. She Alpha Chi Omega will entertain
had not talked long, but she made at a faculty tea December 9. Mrs
an unforgettable impression with Jar.ks wne, Mrs. Mabel Rhead, Mrs
her strong and fascinating person- Leon Miller, and Mrs. Harry
ality. Nichols will pour.
The alumnae and patronnesse.
of Alpha Chi Omega gave a tea
s For Saturday for the two new patron-
-tte 'nesses of the sorority, Mrs. Cheste
ate Ship, Shiny Knife Barnes and Mrs.Ira Smith.
Kappa Delta entertained Grac
who is the general commander of de la Fleur and Cathqrine Littl(
the pirate crew are Adeline Wing, of the Kappa Delta chapter of St
'29, who will have charge of the Lawrence college at its Thanks-
ship's kitchen, Anna Jane Church- giving dinner.
man, '29, who will have charge of Dorothy Fox of Saginaw was
the food, Dorothy McKee, '30, who guest of Kappa Delta at the break-
will supervise the ship's dining hall, fast Saturday morning. Mrs. Anne
Prelina Fletcher, who takes care of Dillingham presided as chaperone.
the ship's properties, Edna Rich- Sunday atternoon Kappa Delta
ards, "30, who is in charge of the will initiate Marian Brock, Helen
crew's costumes, Lucile McClelland, Cheever, Eleanor Delo, Janet Mi-
'31A, who supervises the decorat- chael, Clara Parkinson, Ann Reek
ing of the ship, Florence Holmes, i and Louisa Rudisell. The house
'29, who has charge of the financ- will be decorated in green and
ing of the venture, and Wilhelmina white, and tea will be served after-
Wehing, who will take care of the ward in honor of the initiates.
tickets and reservations. Florence Clement, '30, of Ann
Arbor and' Jean Reed of Toledo
JAPANESE GIRLS ASSIST were guests at the Pan-Hellenic
breakfast held at the Alpha Xi Del-
TEMPERANCE CAMPAIGN ta house.
Miss Sarah Wheadon was chap-
Japanese girls are very material-1 erone at the Alpha Xi Delta break-
ly helping the cause of temperance fast, in the absence of Mrs. Wendell
in their country. They have for- Moore.
med associations pledged not to Seventeen couples attended the
marry drinkers of intoxicating breakfast given by Phi Sigma Sig-
liquors. ma Saturday morning.
Several such societies have ap- Martha Cook dormitory had as
peared in the neighborhood Yoka- guests on Monday and Tuesday the
hama, where the Japanese Tem- British debaters who are touring
perance League is carrying on an the country.
intensive prohibition propaganda Sigma Kappa announces the
as its contribution to the celebra- pledging of Rogene Seymour, '30, of
tion of the imperial enthronement Sault St. Marie.
which will take place November 10. Mrs. Florence Huss chaperoned
i NOTICE ; AUTHOR OF FOUR E AKSINA A BYS
Athletic managers of all COLLEGE' TELLS OF EARLY CUSTOMS
sororities, dormitories, and
league groups will meet in the I
League parlors of Barbour gym I Among the first women to enter know where to sit, of course, and
Monday at 4 o'clock. If the the University was San Louie An- not one boy was polite enough or
'manager is unable to be present ! derson, '75, who was drowned in dared t faco thekcrod dfedged
I she must send a substitute. the Sacramento river in 1886. In around into not much of any-
( All independent women who I rudit otmc fay
are interested in playing bas- a book entitled "Four Years In A where, but found to our cost that
ketball or bowling are also Boys' College," published in 1878, it was in direct line of missles be-
urged to attend the meeting. she recounts her experiences in tween the hostile classes, which
rg-. iciostlmissiles consisted' of hymn-books,
0- olfictitious style. Ann Arbor be- sticks, any thing movable; a great
the breakfast at Pi Beta Phi Satur- comes Ortonville; the heroine of apple-core struck me right in the
day morning, attended by eighteen the book is named Wilhelmina El- eye, which caused me to see a
couples. liott, called Will for short. Al- whole .solar system of stars; but I
Elsie Murray, '28, of Detroit, is though the style is a litte old- bore it bravely, feeling something
a guest of Pi Beta Phi for the fashioned and the story not veryl of that rapture that the old mar-
week-end. exciting, the descriptions are tyrs must have felt for, was I not
Twenty-five couples had break- charming in their frankness. suffering in the cause of co-edu-
fast at the Delta Zeta house after In early days, attendance at cation?
the Pan-Hellenic ball. Mrs. Mabel Chapel was one of the inmmutable She also has an experience with
Benschoten, Prof. Clyde Love and laws of the University. In regard a .rush!'
Mrs. Love, and Mrs. Margaret Pep- to chapel-going, Will describes how "Yesterday the freshmen and
pler were chaperones. the "majority impress the minor- sophs had a 'rush,' which I will ex-
Mrs. James S. Brakey gave a ity" in a letter home. plain. They meet wherever the
Thanksgiving dinner for the Nu: "I see that I have not told you spirit seizes them, and with the
Sigma Nu and Gamma Phi Beta about the opening morning in best itentions, plunge at each
:hapters Thursday night. chapel. It was terrific You see other like mad in a hand-to-hand
Gamma Phi Beta announces the wehave prayers every morning in' fight, and often an arm is broken
pledging of Helen Kumerow and the law lecture room, as our hall is or an eye knocked out, which is
Ruth Kumerow both of Detroit and not done yet; it is an immense simply hard luck. We were just
the class of '30Ed. coming out of Latin while the
Alpha Phi entertained at dinner side and the sophs on the otherwere gog up to trigono-
Wednesday, Lucy Anne McGugenf so that the two combustibles ar, metry, and they met on the stairs
and Ellen Anderson. Ann McGurk separated by the grave upper- and went at it. One sweet-faced
,s a week-end guest at the house, separmted by gil thegre upr- n boy said, 'For heaven's sake,
--- lof us) went fifteen minutes before Phelps, wait until the girls get out
NOTICE } time, and when we entered the of the Dway! but that worthy re-
door, we heard the most uproar- t he n
All members of Wyvern who are ious din, and, on coming up the useshereanyay, and le
unable to go on the house party stairs, found the frosh and sophs
are requested to notify Marjorie joined in mortal combat, while,
Wuffley, 9617, by tomorrow. above all, rose the chorus, "Saw the
Ifreshman's leg off-short!" We CHlRISTMAS GIFTS
An unusually interesting musical were terribly frightened, thinking
program will be provided by Uni- that some one would surely be kill- Burr,Patterson
iersity School of Music at 4:15 ed; but at last we were' all in the& Auld Co.
Sunday afternoon in Hill auditor- room and no lives lost. Church at South U
ium when three talented pianists "We poor little wretches, did not
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