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11

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my Nations Join in AnnualPerforman

Groupof Students, Professional Artists Representing Nationalities of World to Gather Tuesday In Bigh
Annual hiternational Night Program- Colorful Costumes, Quaint Dances Will
Feature Presentation in Hill Auditorium

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17|1pen it 'ri's of b/ok sOnis (1w1( danisi flC 0)) ic fterinal ioinl
Night pro gram Tucsdav. in Hill Adilorium. iheyv are sh/iowa
alo,. 1o th/l( rili(It are Alici Cabrera mid AntpIro Ramir('"
wito r m f fromCi the :Ch(1piipllerf cnb in Detroilt lo dance 1e
"flora he,/" t hal laice of IC.UJic o 1I Clf are Crispin B.
i1alha, Grad., and IPura Santilla, Grad., in one of the steps of,
the gracelf'l "C arinosa," the courtship dance of the Philippine
Islands which is their bome. Below is Kimi Ashino. Grad., di-
minutive miss fron folio who is at Michigan on a Barbour fel-
lowship this year. With five of her countrymen, she wlil present
a pantomine of a," Iormal Call in Japan."

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By David M. Nichol
Under the looming prow of the mythical S. S.
Cosmos, more than 50 artists representing the
people of eight different nations, will conmbine
their talents in a colorful program of music and
dancing in the eighth annual International
Night under the direction of the Cosmopolitan
club at 8:15 Tuesday night in Hill auditorium.
In this setting which will include, in addition

to the representationc
SpanishCafc
Featured

of the gigantic ocean liner,
a street cafe scene from
the sunny lands of Spain
and a Hindu bazaar
with all the glamour of
the Orient, these art-
ists, both students and
professionals, will offer

assemblage of talent will be one of the most
brilliant ever to grace such a program which has
became a yearly event since its inauguration in
1915.
Leading the list of the presentations by cam-
pus groups will be that of the German club under
the direction of Prof. J. A. C. Hildner, of the
German department, better known to the mem-
bers of the club and to his many friends among
the undergraduate body as "Dad." Dressed in
the costumes of German sailors, they will be
the crew of the fanciful ship and will sing some
of the typical German sea chanteys and folk
songs. The songs of this group of students who
have met informally for some time past, have
scored brilliant successes at former occasions and
were featured on the International Night pro-
gram last year. Among the group will be Theo-
dore G. Metz, '31, W. H. Mohrhoff, "33E., A. G.
Wagner, '31, J. H. Rickel, '31, E. N. Stanger, '31,

a program of native music and native traditions
A huge blue drape has been procured to cover the
pipes of the organ in the auditorium, and will
give the effect of a blue sky behind the ship..
With these lavish stage settings and to the ac-
companiment of an elaborate musical score, the
spectators will be whisked away to the far cor-
ners of the earth on the "Cruise of the S. S. Cos-
mos." ' From the ship, the travellers will stop at
eight different ports in as many countries where
they will see the native people in their customary
dress in natural surroundings.
As in the program last year, the various acts
will be combined into a unified whole and each
of the artists will contribute his or her specialty
to the elaborate extravaganza which will resem-
ble a gigantic musical comedy more than a

Otto Haab, Spec., Ol
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German Club
to Appear'

scar Haab, '31, Burtonr E.
Hoffman, '31, Carl A.
Donner, '31, Otto Don-
ner, '32, and Otto Graf,
Grad., inaddition to Pro-
fessor Hildner.
During the entire pro-
gram, the Gypsy orches-

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number of vaudeville
the setting for this
.Continuity ,
Provided

skits. The continuity and
year's performance were
written and desigend by
Alan Handley, '32.
Through the courtesy
of the International In-.
stitute of Detroit, a
number of professional
acts have been procured

tra under the leadership of Joseph Akau, '31,
will be on the stage and will provide the music
for the acts when they are not accompanied by
melodies on native instruments. The orchestra
is made is made up of six students from the
School of Music and will include Benton Yates,
Kathleen Murphy, Philip Polley, Ralph Fulghum,
Charles Wilbur, and Helen Sryder.
Akau will also play some number on the na-
tive guitar, at which he has a professional
rating.. Before coming to the University, he
earned the funds for his college course as an en-
tertainer at the Chez Pierre and Club Alabam',
Chicago night clubs, and worked on several oc-
casions on board the S. S. Matsonia, plying be-
tween San Francisco and Hawaii. His home is
in Hilo, Hawaii.
Following the Germans who will open the pro-
gram will be a group of folk dances presented by

Bozan, Helen Popta, Mary Cantean, and Mary
Tudor.
From Mexico will come two students at Mich-
igan, Ben Madera, '31E, and Noel Gonzalez-Reich-
ard, '33, and two dancing girls from the exclusive
Chapultapec club in Detroit. Madero is a cousin
of Fransceco Madero, former president of Mex-
ico who fell before a . firing squad during the
Villa reign of terror. The family was exiled from
the country and Madero went to a schol in Paris.
Only recently; have they been permitted to re-
turn to'their home in Parras Coah. In the pro-
gram on Tuesday, Madero will play a guitar solo
of "The Peanut Vendor," and will accompany the
two senoritas, Alicia Cabrera and Amparo Rami-
rez, in the famous "Harabe" or hat dance of Mex-
ico.

tenor, the lonorablc Charberlain V. lierold, di-
rector of the Opera School of the Royal Theatre
in 'Copenhagen. She sings- her songs in seven
different languages, each of which she has mas-
tered completely. In Washington, D. C., she has
often appeared at diplomatic functions while her
brother is, at present, the Norwegian counsel in
New York.
Bringing the customs and music of China, to
the International Night Program will be a trio
comprising H. R. Moy, of Detroit, H. Ye, Grad.,
and M. K. Wong, '32Ed., who will play selections
on the instruments that have been used for cen-
turies to entertain the emperors of the Ming
dynasty. With the harp, the bass violin, and the
bass flute, they will play "Sai Pai," which means
in English, "The Peace of the East." It is a fa-
mous Cantonese Opera number and is the one
sung over the grave of a dead lover.
"I'm Yours," is the title of a harp solo that
will be presented by Moy, and it will be followed
lby "Suey Sen Far" or
"Water-Lily,", a favor-
Chinese Trio ite melody of the girls
II who have danced for
Will Play11e Ming emperors. It
g will be played on the
harp, the moon guitar,
and the bass flute.
The beautiful-"Carinosa," the courtship dance
of the, Philippine Islands, will be presented by
Crispin B. Matha, Grad., and Pura Santillan,
Grad. It will he preceded by "Marcha Filipina"
the national. anthem of the Islands and will be
followed by an exhibi4-ion of "Esgrima do Espada
y Daga," the Oriental fencing as cotntracted to
the accidental variety exhibited by the Mexican
group.
The fencing will be shown in two parts, the
first, "Doce Generales" and "Largo Mano," the
kelementary offense and defense tactics particu-
larly adaptable to long range combat, and the
second part, "Desarmar" and "Combate Cerrado,"
a combination of offense and defense combat at
close range which is concluded with the disarm -
ing of one's opponent.
Kimi Ashino, Grad., is a diminutive miss from

five most beautiful of the English speal
nose ,irls to bear the good will of
America ini return for the aid given al
of the c'atastrophe. The group wa,
Washington to thank the president per;
America's aid and by special train
takeir to Northampton, Mass., to bear
ings of tbe country to Ex-President Ca
idge who was chief executive at the ti
disaster. While in this country, the
given the keys jo most of the prominei
the nation. 4
fellowship brc
Japan Presents Ashhno -back
gal at the be
6 laniomine the school yez
As the S.
begins its fast
to Michigan, the travellers will linger
moments in Russia where they will
taimed by the famous Balalaika orch.
Detroitl's Russian center, They take t
from the balalaika, a stringer instrum
triangular box,.and will be under th(
of Valerian Shisko. Twelve men are i
this group which has earned considera
by their performances in Detroit.
"Songs of the Volga," a group of
from Russian folk songs will be the fir
numbern. This group will include suc
"Down the Mother Volga," and "Sten
the ballad of a long-dead Cossack hei
become Ic lend throughoul the coun
next group will be "Brigh Shines the
,i, will be followed by "Two Guitars,"
of Malo-Ilussian Folk Songs," and "lBy
the famous "Song of the Volga Boat
After their
in the land C
RIan Group sacks and ti
Russ tplie giant line
Ind crcthe traveller
iAnn Arbor, ht
. pleted a tot
world. The talent for this year's prog
to be the most brilliant ever assemt
Universit for a nerformance of this

be

After the dancing, Madero and

Gonzalez-

Reichard, whose
gage in a bout

home
with

to supplement the talent of the students. These
will include the distinguished Russian Balalaika
orchestra from the Russian center in Detroit, a
group of Roumanian dancing girls, and two Mex-

is in Porto Rico, will en-
the epee to demonstrate
fencing as it was intro-
duced into Mexico by the
Spanish "dons."
Hjordis Gregg Koella,

Will Dance

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