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March 01, 1934 - Image 5

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Production Pied Piper,' Open

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Makiinees Toqday, Frliday,
A4i(I S"inlrdly A it 3:30
"The Pied Piper of Hanelin Town,"
presented by the Children's Theatre,
will open at 3:30 p.m. today in Lydia
Mendelssohn The:atr: with additional
performances tomorrow aid Satur-
day afternoons.
The leading roles will be taken by
Harry Pick, '34, as the Piper, Edward
E. Freed, Grad., as the Mayor, and
Betty Spooner, and Goddard Light,
'35, as Li.'el and Karl. Miss Spooner
appeared as Mrs. Giant in the pre-
vious production of the Children's
Theatre, "Jack and the Beanstalk,"
.in which Light also played.
Large Cast Appears
In representing the inhabitants of
Hamelin, both adults and children, a
cast of some 50 people is required,
and children from the Ann Arbor,
schools appearing. Many more peo-
ple are necessary for work backstage,
which includes the operation of the
enormous rat puppets, which strongly
resemble Mickey Mouse. These same
puppets make necessary an ingenious
stage set, in which two puppet stages
are concealed behind the overhang-
ing roofs of the houses surrounding
the city square.
Speaking parts other than the four
leads are taken by Mary Potter, '37,
Pat Wilson, Clarence Moore, '34, Paul
Bauer, '35SM, George Munger, '34,
Charles Maxwell, '37, Holland Hughes,
Barbara Van Der Voort, '34, and
Elena Veisides.
Sets Stylized
Sets for the play, done in stylized
story-book fashion, showing the town
square of Hamelin with its red-
roofed houses, were designed by Oren
Parker, '34A. Costumes harmonizing'
with this colorful fantastic setting
were planned by Margaret McOmber,
'34, and Ellen Jane Cooley, '34. The
music was composed especially for
this production by Everett Hilty,
"The Pied Piper" also includes sev-
eral dances, which are closely related
to the type of acting appropriate in
a children's theatre. Miss Marie
Hartwig has directed the dances of
the adult members of the cast, while
the children's dances have been
taught by Betty Ann Beebe, '37, Jean
Keppel, '37, and Jane Edmonson, '37,
The Children's Theatre is a League
project, organized this year, and
working in co-operation with Play
Production under the direction of
Russell McCracken. League points

(iOflt-flhICI,1pi Popularity
I'oves Ping- Pong Is /Not ad
by JOSEPHINE McLEAN played with a rubber ball, it was at
Is ping pong only a fad or will fust ignored by the public. When
it last? questioned an anonymous celluloid was .substituted for rubber
writer in Harper's Weekly of 1902, and its name was changed to its
soon after the entertainment was present one, London society adopted
introduced into America from Eng- it. Soon afterwards it replaced par-
land. Since then the World War has 1cr croquet and ten pins in Ameri-
been waged, Lindbergh has reached can homes.
Paris via the Atlantic, stocks have 1 Why has thir: game proved more
so(ie and crashed yet we still play than a fad? Ping pong car be played
ping; ponl,;. on a tng from billiard to a din.-
Tue game is bccoiniig more POP- ing room table, it requires wit and
i har here all the time, according tot agility, and it affords amusement
Miss Dorothy Beise, instructor in durig the indoor winter season. Pre-
physical education. Last yar 1.here post:outs as it may cm, mighty Bill
were 48 entrants in the caiipus tour- Tjilden has been caught by the cam-
niament while this year 51 students era. in the act of ping ponging.
are competing. Among those parti-
,ipating are Jeanne Reed, '34, last
year's champion, and Emilie Paris, I rral (i . I Spring
'36, champion of the West coast.
Car UIse Any Table I Ife raided By New
Any rogulAion table is permissible

Betty Spootmer, Alnn Arbor, plays
the role of "Lisel" in "Pied Piper"
which opens today at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Cubnr Unversities
An illustrated talk on student life
in the Cuban universities was given
by Dr. Luis Yglesias at the meeting
of the Sociedad Hispanica last night
in the League. He discussed the dif-
ferences in the organization of Cu-
ban universities as compared with
our American ones. Due to political
influences, he explained, the former
are subject to frequent and sudden
changes; and everything they do
must be approved by the government.
One striking difference, Dr. Yglesias
continued, is that professors in the
universities of Cuba are selected on
a competitive basis and not, as here,
by the heads of departments.
Two University of Wisconsin pro-
fessors suggested recently that iore
courses in matrimony be given in
American universities. The consen-
sus of student opinion was that the
American schools are "glorified ma-
trimonial bureaus."
Isabel Bonicave, '34, and Harry
Hattenbach, '34, last night were ac-
cepted into the Deuce of Clubs so-
ciety, senior organization.
and credit for Play Production stu-
dents are given for participation, al-
though the activity is open to towns-
people and high school students as
well as t9 those in the University.

for the opening matches according
to Beatrice De Vine, '35, who is in
charge of the tournament. The fin-
als will be played at Barbour Gym-
nasium with official referees. The
serve alternates between the server
and the striker out every five points,
while 21 points complete the game.
The match goes to the winner of two
out of three games played.
Ping, pong or table tennis lacks
the romantic history of its predeces-
sor. Whereas tennis arose from the
desire of the sexes for some sort of
a game which they could play to-
gether, but with the barrier of a net
between them, ping pong was merely
sponsored by an enterprising toy

First Called Gossima
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Mike Falk anriounces the return
of his popular orchestra to the
Michigan League Ballroom.

Plediagns And
Dinners Head
Sorority Week
Mid-week days find the sororities
entertaining at dinners. Announce-
ments, too, are made of recent pledg-
ings and new house officers.
Chi Omega
Helen Loomis, '35, was elected pres-
ident of Chi Omega at the meeting
last Monday. Dorothy Park, '35SM,
was elected vice-president; Mary
Morrison, '35SM, secretary; Jane Ar-
nold, I'6, treasurer; and Ruth Root,
'35, pledge mistress.
The sorority entertained six guests
at a rushing dinner last night.
Collegiate Sorosis
Collegiate Sorosis is honoring ten'
guestsat dinner tonight. Those at-
tending are: Dean Alice Lloyd, Mrs.
Byrl Bacher, Miss Jeanette Perry,
Miss Alta Atkinson, Dr. Margaret
Bell, Miss Laurie Campbell, Miss El-
len Stevenson, and Miss Ann Wiggin,
New York.
White calla lillies in- a low white'
bowl flanked by yellow tapers will
form the center piece. The cloth will
be yellow damask.
00la Delta DrI) ta
Delta Delta Delta announces the
pled;inlg of Dorothy Sprow, 37, of
University Of Alabama
Offers Coirse In Magic
(By Intercollegiate Press)
UNIVERSITY, Ala., Feb. 28 ---Un-
iversity of Alabama students proba-
bly are the first in the country to
have offered them a course in magic.
The teacher of magic is the track
coach, Bob Clark, who is an old-time
professional of the mysterious arts.
No credit is to be given the course's
followers, but u n i v e r s i t y officials
think the new kind of study will be
valuable not only from its entertain-
Aient qualities, but also because it
will teach muscular and mental con-
trol and stage poise.

camp'us Foolwar
As the slush disappears from un-
derfoot and we begin to shed our
overshoes, which have been such an
integral part of our costume for many
month and reveal our long obscured
pedal extremities, we get more and
more shoe conscious.
And a good thing too, for it would
be terribly futile to ignore the in-
teresting new shoes which have made
their appearance. The newest thing
in footwear is so light colored that
we fear we resemble those hardy
males who appear in white shoes, at
least originally white, in mid-winter.
Aside from color, the distinguishing
feature of the new mode in footwear
is the appearance of chamois which
is taking the place of suede as a cam-
pus favorite. Very light beige chamois
ornamented with leather lacings on
the toe is a popular model shown,
while kid is also combined with the
new material.
For campus wear madrucca is the
most practicable as well as the smart-
est of leathers. It is a rough leather
which does not scuff like kid and is
still good looking. It is shown most
as a tie with the continental heel,
a more graceful version of the Cuban,
which we advocate as the best bet
for the mile or so walk between
classes which is peculiar to the Mich-
igan campus.
Models for dress wear are as al-
ways the pump and sandal in kid or
patent with blue kid making its per-
ennial reappearance. An innovation
for evening wear is the gold sandal,
now taking the place of silver kid
which has long been the only thing.
I Colgate University Plans
U111i le Shol alentlidar
President Cutton of Colgate Uni-
versity has recently suggested that
the university operate by a new cal-
endar, whereby the summer vacation
will be taken in the winter, from
Christmas until April 1.
The advantages of this plan, as
stated by Dr. Cutten, are that fuel
costs will be ninimized and that the
students can more readily find posi-
tions because of the lack of compe-
tition from other colleges. Difficulty
is, however, encountered in the mat-
ters of studying in the hot months
and of inter-collegiate athletic com-

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