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THE MICHIGAN ]AIlLY

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ied Piper Qf iamelin' Will
Combhine Many Arts Of Theatre

Several sororities -announce pledg-
ing which has taken place since the
renewal of rushing this semester.
Fraternities are beginning to enter-
tain with formal dances after the
lull in activities which always fol-
lows the J-Hop week-end.
Delta Delta Delta
Delta Delta Delta announces the
pledging of Betty Jane Flansburg,
'37, Kalamazoo.
Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi announces the
pledging of Rose Perrin, '37, River-
ton, Wyo., and Thais Bolton, '36,
Ann Arbor.
Theta Phi Alpha
Theta Phi Alpha elected the follow-
ing officers last Monday: Pfesident,
Eleanor Blum, '35; vice-presideht,
Margaret Phalan, '37; treasurer, Jane
Schneider, '35; recording secretary,
Betty Immel, '35; Panhellenic dele-
gate, Mary O'Neill, '36.
Delta Chi
Delta Chi fraternity will hold its
annual winter formal Saturday. Prof.
and Mrs. Glen L. Alt, and Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Tonks of Saginaw will
chaperone the party. Hal Green ahd
his Royal Vagabonds from Detroit
will play for dancing, according to an
announcement by the chairman, C 'rl
Schneider, '34E.
Athena, Alpha Nti
Will Hold Dehate
"Resolved That the Charm of
Woman Varies Inversely With Her
Size" is the question to be debated
by rival teams of Athena Literary So-
ciety, women's national debating clib,
and Alpha Nu, men's speech society,
when they meet in their annual battle
Wednesday, March 17, it was decided
yesterday.
The Athena team, whose members
have not yet been announced, will u-
hold the negative side of the ques-
tion, which, as has been true inj
former years, is a humorous one. Thej
Alpha Nu team will stand on the af-
firmative. Margaret D. Phalan, '35,
has been chosen chairman of the
debate, which will be held in the
Alpha Nu room and will be open to'
the public.
Officers for the semester were
chosen at a meeting of Athena Society
last night. The new heads of the or-
ganization are: Dorothy Saunders,
'35, president; Margaret Phalan, vice
president; Grace Bartling, '36, secre-
tary; and Martha Littleton, '34,
treasurer.'

)y LOIS JOTTER through dancing, as i
Contrary to general opinion, "The the awkward acrobat
Pied Piper of Hamelin Town" which who are not only unga
w to be given tomorrow, Friday, and'i logged, and also in o
Saturday afternoons by the Chil- dance in which come
dren's Theatre, is not a puppet show. slinging type is includ
but is a combination of the various The dances done byc
arts, including music and dancing, cast are directed by Be
as well as acting. '37, Jane Edmondson,
The puppets, which represent the Keppel, '37, all of Wyve
brawling rats infesting Hamelin, ao- dramatic group.
pear for only a short time, but dapc- As in the case of th
ing and music which fit into the gen- duction of the children
eral unrealistic atmosphere proper music has been compo
for a children's play, not concerned for the Ann Arbor pre
with psychological problems, are used erett Hilty, '34SM,. is1
throughout the play. the music of the Pie
-arry'Pick, '34, who had the lead- inality is one of the
ing part in the January dance recital Children's Theatre, an
given by Play Production and the de- that next year, because
partment of physical education, will of plays suitable for
do much of this dancing as the Pied production, all origina
Piper. Pick has had considerable presented, according t
dancing experience and in this part Cracken, director of th
does dancing suited to the exemplifi- The settings and cost
cation of the romantic poet and wan- Pied Piper" will be ver
derer, the Piper who pities the poor stylized, since designers
man who must always work but is limit of stylism witho
really the only one who has true spir- conventional type of s
itual insight. It is tor this reasonJ quired in more realisti
that the Piper pipes away all the poor
down-trodden citizenry who are chil-
dren at heart. .sw s u 1it k.i. th ^ " 1%

n the case of
s at the fair,
ainly but bow-
ne pantomime
dy of the pie-
ed.
children of the
tty Ann Beebe,
'37, and Jean
ern's freshman
he earlier pro-
's theatre, the
osed especially
esentation. Ev-
the author of
d Piper. Orig-
goals of the
d it is expectedj
of the scarcityj
this type ofI
1 plays will be
o Russell Mc-
e organization.
umes for "The
y colorful and
s can go to the
out regard for
tage craft re-
c productions.
keive
m c i-t)

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} }ar } an , ivsrcl children.,
The adult. members of the (ast,
Black and white, perennial favorite with the exception of Pick, were di-
and by all means the most chic of rected in their dancing by Miss Marie
combinations is very much in evi- Hartwig, who is also directing the
dence on the campus these days. Ipantonime of 70 people which occurs
We've seen it in all varieties and nthe muyof thGis Play. M cof
styles, from the very tailored street the comedy of the )lay i 5upldt
costume to the formal afternoon,---
frock, and of course it is the prime Workersge
favorite for evening. to
One of the most striking black out- P
fits we have seen for campus wear
is a smart black wool dress, one piece!
and of simple lines. We have traced By MARIE MURPHY
its development throughout the year System in costumingi The idea in
and have seen it appear in many itself was absurd, and after we had
anid various different guises. I taken one glance at the sewing room
To begin with it was worn with with tables heaped high with oddly
a fur ascot, which might have been assorted big and little scraps of cloth,
leopard if leopard came in black we merely looked askance.
and white, with trimming of the same But what a shock to discover that
fur on the belt. Later on we noticed the costumes for each chorus of
that the ingenious owner of the cre- "Gang's All There" were scheduled
ation had discarded the fur trim to be completed on certain weeks and
and was using three gardenias at the were keeping close to schedule. Sue
neck, (no, they weren't real, but we Calcutt, costume chairman, is de-,
almost had to ask ourselves); and termined that the outfits for a cast
still later a series of fluffy white of 200 will be in readiness for dress
collars appeared, changing the frock rehearsals and has. organized her
completely, staff completely.
Many different afternoon frocks in "Of course," she explained, "I really
the black and white have been worn don't have to worry about all the
dancing and teaing, among them a snaps and buttons, for the opening
silk frock whose subdued mood was scenes of the play are regular back
lightened with a huge white bow, and stage rehearsals and so I will be able
another that used a deep white collar to bustle about as part of the show.

~~7Lad UIn

Unopcial Student J.G.P. Trio To
Ambassadors Spur Be Featured At
Foreign Interests
League Tom oht
By MARJORIE BECK
On practically every college cam- Junior Girls Play stars will be fea-
pus of any size, new interest is man- tured at the weekly League Stunt
ifested in the promotion of interna- Night which will be held in the Grill
tional education through friendship lml stnight Ao tronumbers writen
with students and professors from for "Gang's All There." The trio is
abroad. The responsibility for giving composed of Maxine Maynard, Mary
advice and counsel to the Univer- Morrison, and Helen Gram.
sity's two hundred and fifty students, Jack Nestle, of Play Production
representing forty different countries, fame, will act as master of cere-
goes to Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, head monies presenting among others, Bob
of the English department of the en- Calver, '35, who will recite a humor-
gineering college, and Counsellor to ous poem. Sam Stoller, '35, will sing,
Foreign Students. Orin Parker, '34, and Carl Ells-
The past year in particular has worth, '34A, will put on a skit, ac-
witnessed new manifestations of na- cording to an announcement by
tional consciousness and ambition. Grace Mayer, '34Ed., who is in charge
Students from the Far East have of the Wednesday night features.
eagerly defended their countries in Al Cowan and his orchestra will
the Manchurian crisis; Korean, Fili- play for dancing from 8 to 10 p. m.
pino, and Indian students are not The purpose of these programs is
reticent about expressing their views to bring out amateur campus talent.
on imperialism and their zeal for in-
dep edence. Cuban students have mi-
groateEdieato
gra ed here, and to other parts of
the country, in large numbers be-
cause of disturbed conditions at home o p ak Here
resulting in the closing of the USa-
versity of Havana. These and other **
us an insight into their situation
which emphasizes the importance of Dr. J. L. Meriam of the University
more conferences on Latin American of California at Los Angeles will be
soil, of the nature of the recent Mon- the principal speaker at a dinner to
tevideo meeting. be given by Phi Delta Kappa, educa-
Feig Students Chaenge Us Ition society Friday night at the
om "ii In tfitjal :minba;ssadors" from Union.
abroad are challenging us at every Dr. Meriai is the author of "Ch ilt
point. They take a fling at our boas- Life and the Curriculum" and is a
ed civilization, in which crimes of pioneer in progressive education. Hle
every kind seem to increase; they is noted for his revolt against the
doubt the quality of our vaunted stressing of a common curriculum
prosperity, when millions are idle and for all pupils without due consider-
"on the dole." They are mystified by ation of the peculiar requirements
our loud acclaim of world brother- of the individual child.
hood and our practice of discrimina_-I
tion against cultured people of other1 Al Illinois State Normal University,
laces and religions. whei half a dozenf fellows visit the
Inevitably, these student guests of girls' dormitory without dat'es, the
ours are doing something to us. They imen candidate dropheieupon he
widen our horizon; they stimulate fellows draw and the evening is
a desire to travel, to study the lan- started.
guage and literature of others; theyesr e
show us ourselves as others see us;
they share with us the best in their
art, literature and religion. Their
presence here is promoting world cit-
izenship among American students:
they are establishing friendship ties -
which will never be broken.
Significant Steps Forward
All over the country, organizations
are engaged in international serv-
ices andl the promotion of mutual re-*n
spect and understanding between
American and foreign students. At
Cornell University a Director of In-
ternational Student Affairs has been
appointed. Christian Associations
churches, and Cosmopolitan Clubs
continue their activitieg with their
student guests. And deputations are
frequently sent to surrounding com
munities to address or provide dis-
cussions for clubs, high schools, and / . ;..
churches. Everything is being done in
the way of mutual co-operation and
friendship.

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That eight of the attendants at
mixed badminton r1jactices Wednes-
day evenings at i3arbour Gymnasium
were taking the sport seriously, may
be proved from the fact that they
are now playing in the Mixed Bad-
minton City tournament.
Students participating are: Betty '
Cad.y, '34, Beatrice Massman, '34,
Margot. Goodrich, '37, Betsy O'Dell,
'36, Thomas Auketell, '36,. Harry K;S-
abach, '37, Bruce MacDonald, '35, and
Nelson Shaw, '34.
The Ann Arbor Badminton Club is
sponsoring the tournament and many
of its members are competing. Al-
though the opening matches may be
played on any regulation court, the 1
finals will be held on the Harris Hall
courts.I
Not only is Ann Arbor sponsoring'
a contest for champions, but also aE
class B tournament for inexperienced,
players. Any one with as much as
a season's practice is qualified, ac-
cording to Miss Hilda Burr, instruc-
tor in physical education. Persons
interested are requested to get in;
touch with Miss Burr who will give
them more detailed information as t

"TIs of Michigan"
The Union celebrated the thirtieth
anniversary of its founding this fall
at Open House, but the League can
boast of 44 years of existence in
June. In 1890 with but about 100
women in the University a group
banded together and formed the
"Women's League." Surprise! The
men are not always first.
Let's abandon the marking sys-
tem, daring young students cry, be-
lieving themselves to be wickedly
radical and progressive, but for over
50 years the University had no mark-
ing system; one either passed, failed.
or continued on condition.
It was partly due to the agitation
for the establishment of a chapter
of Phi Beta Kappa, which could not
be maintained under that system.
Now we all have the golden oppor-
tunity before us, all we have to do
now is to obtain those Phi Beta
grades.
"I want to go back to Michigan-.
. . back tO'Joe's and the Orient," so
the song goes. Where are Joe's and
the Orient freshmen ask and they
think it is another name for the Hut
or the Parrot.
But as fashions change so do cam-
pus "Hangouts," and returning
"alums" find their old gathering
places still existing near the court-
house, but with only memories of
their prestige left.
What a lot of imagination it must!
have required for the early audiences
of the Junior Girls Plays to see the
heroes and men of the cast saunter
about either in gym bloomers or long
tweed skirts, for it was not until 1910
or '11 that the v omen were allowedt
to wear men's clothes.
And shhh . . . we understand that
Dean-Emeritus Jordan's husband's
suits were the first to appear in one
of the plays.
dofessor MeLasi ghlin
Addlresses Frehch Club

completely round with crystal but-
tons down the back. Pleated jabots
are also popular trimmings.
As for the dinner dress, it is at its
best in this color scheme. Black vel-
vet with ermine tails was very promi-
nent during the early part of the
year, and lately the League and
Union have been thronged with com-
binations of black and white crepe. A
white bodice and long black skirt
makes a charming costume and one
which the Michigan Co-ed receives
very favorably. One dress of this type
was made with long full sleeves and a,

"My committee has been function- well as enter them. Christian Mack
ing most efficiently," she remarked, will act as referee in both tourna-
"for each woman is responsible for ments.
a chorus and the other 12 work with
her until that set of costumes is fin-P
ished." Marie Metzger is costuming Prof. KENYON ofCte
the cast, the gangster's gang, the prof. Herbert A. Kenyon, of the
scrubwomen's chorus, and the singing Spanish department, will give an il-
group alone, while Dorothy Hall, has lustrated talk on Spain at the meet-
been illustrating the designs for the ing of the Sociedad Hispanica at 7:30
costumes. p. m. today in the League.
"Not only have we budgeted our
time, but since Christmas the com- 47c - EVERSI ARP - 47c
mittee has been working out theI L
styles, the materials for each costume, 4-in:h Leads Latest Mechanism
and the budget. We have figured the
materials very closely, for it has
been necessary to economize care- 302 South State St.
fully this year," she stated.

slit back. Another,
used a long sash
bow as the only
frock which was
from the general7
tions was long and
no trimming save

a long black satin,
caught in a huge
note of white. A
slightly different
run of such crea-
closely fitted, with
a ruffle of sheer

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white around the neck and others
about the armholes.

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Potion Pictures: Michigan, "It
Happened One Night," starring Clark
Gable and Claudette Colbert; Majes-
tic, "My Lips Betray" and "Hell and
High Water;" Whitney, "Murder on
the Campus" and "Marriage on Ap-
proval;" Wuerth, "Big Executive" and
"Pilgrimage."
Dancing: League Grill Room, Stunt
Night; Hi-Hat Inn, Dixie Inn, Joe
Parker's, Preketes.
Organ Recital: Palmer Christian,
4:15 p. m., Hill Auditorium.
Friench Lecture: Prof. C. A. Knud-
son on "Les Sports et les Jeux au
Moyen Age;" Room 103 Romance
Language Building, at 4:15 p. m.
Lecture: Howard Scott on "Tech-
nocracy: Diagnosis and Design," 8:15
p. In. in Hill Auditoritum.
Wcslcyans4 WI PresenL
Plays 'T oubfideFriday
The Wesley Players will put on
three plays at 8:15 p. m. Friday at
Stalker Hall. The presentations will
consist of two comedies, "Suppressed
Desires" and "Dust of the Road;" and
one social drama, "Everlasting to
Everlasting." The public is invited
to attend the performance.
A master's thesis based upon a sur-
v "y of extra-curricular costs of a Col-
lee education at Marquette Univer-
sity reveals that the average student
spends two cents a weeks on books
and five cents on movies. The md-
ical student has the highest weekly

Anrnouncemren t
To Out Dpstr
SCHEULE
OF
SERNVICE
Iecie MARCH 1, 1934
Adopted and Approved by the
ANN ARBOR CLEARING HOUSE
ASSOCIAION
Call tt Your Bank. for I)rlailed In formation

HERE'S AN UNUSUAL SALE!
Coming just at the opportune
moment. A Special Purchase
brings one of our FEATURE
SPECIALS on One Hundred-
S'PRING
STYLES
Starting TODAY and con-
tinuing until Saturday.
Our biggest Spring event!

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