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'Sprize' Opens Michigan Co-eds Are Compared
With Cast Of To Girls At Women's College
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Traditional First Night
Honors Senior Women,
Patrons, Patronesses
Preceded By Supper
University Students Are
Composers; Al Cowan's
Band To Play
A heavy advance sale of tickets for
the 1936 Junior Girls Play, "Sprize!"
has been announced by Gretchen
Lehman, '37, chairman of the ticket
The play is to open at 8:15 p.m. to-
morrow in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. The opening night will car-
ry out the 32-year old tradition of
honoring the senior women who will
don their caps and gowns for the first
time this year.
It will be necessary for the senior
women to wear their caps and gowns
in order to be admitted to the play as
the guests of honor, Edith Zerb,
chairman, said. The graduating
women are to march from the an-'
nual Senior Supper to the musical
revue. In addition, the patrons and
patronesses have also been invited to
attend the opening night, Mary An-
drew, assistant clairman, announced.
Matinee'To Bee Given
Additional performances of the
play are to be presented at 8:15 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, and a matinee
at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The tickets
are priced at 75 cents and $1 for the
evening perforimances, and 50 and
75 cents for the matinee. All reser-
vations are final, Miss Lehman said.
There are still some tickets avail-
able for the Friday and Saturday
performances as well as a few bal-
cony seats for tomorrow night, Miss
Lehman stated.
The tickets are on sale in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre box office
which is to be open from 10 a.m. to
9 p.m. today; and 10 a.m. to 8:15
p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.
Al Cowan and his regular Silver
Grill band have been contracted to
play for the musical revue, according
to Barbara Hanna, music chairman.
All of the musical selections have been
written by two University students,
Herbert Schultz, '39E, and Robert
Lodge, '39. Schultz, has been ac-
companying all of the choruses during
rehearsals. In addition, Rachel
Lease, a member of the cast, has
written some of the incidental music
to be used between scenes.
Cowan's Band To Play
This year's musical revue calls for
a cast of 195 junior women, includ-
ing the dance and song choruses as
well as the speaking parts. An ad-
ditional 100 women are working on
the committees. For the first time in
the history of Junior Girls Plays,
this year's production has been writ-
ten by the central committee.
Costumes for the musical satire not
only headline modern formal and
street clothes, but also include gowns
from the days of Queen Elizabeth and
the "gay nineties," old fashioned Ger-
man band uniforms, Raggedy Ann
outfits, and Shakesperian models.
The dance selections, according to
Betty Anne Beebe, chairman, will
feature mainly tap, soft shoe, tango,
and waltz numbers in both the chorus
and solo specialities.
The presentation of "Sprize!" will
culminate several months of rehears-
als and preparation on the part of
the junior women.
To Hold Tea Today
At Ruthvens Home

The Faculty Women's Club will
hold a tea from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
today at the home of Mrs. Alex-
ander Ruthven, 815 S. University
Ave. This is the next to the last
meeting of the year. The final pro-
gram will conclude with the annual
luncheon to be held April 22.
Mrs. Edward L. Adams, president
of the club, will assist Mrs. Ruthven
in receiving in the drawing room. A
large number of faculty women will
be on the hostess committees, and
will preside at the tea and coffee urns
in the dining room.
All members who nave not yet paid
their dues, may give them to the
treasurer, Mrs. H. F. Taggart at the
meeting, or they may be mailed to
her within the next few days.

Wellesley Professor Finds
Women Here Have More
Zest In Classroom
"It seems to me that the average
Michigan girl has more punch and
zest about her speecn in the class-
room than has the average girl at a
woman's college." So said Miss Edith
W. Moses, professor of speech at Wel-
lesley College, Wellesley, Mass.
Miss Moses has been for the past
two weeks in Ann Arbor where she
has audited various speech classes
of the University. Coming as she does
from one of the most prominent of the
eastern women's colleges, it is in-
teresting to note Miss Moses' reac-
tion to a coeducational university, as
compared with a woman's school.
She said that the size of the Uni-
versity of Michigan seemed amazing
-that Wellesley appeared to her,
to be as complete in its way as Mich-
igan, but that since Michigan is a
university, it has obviously a greater
number of fields to offer than has a
college. This sense of vastness of the
University, Miss Moses emphasized
again and again.
She also seemed much impressed
with the wide variety of courses which
are offered here, and the prominence
given to such fields as speech -a
subject which she hoped that the
eastern women's colleges would like-
wise soon show more importamc to ii
their curricula.
One of the most interesting con-
trasts was that of the Michigan girl
as compared with the Wellesley girl.
She remarked on the fact that the
average sophomore here for example,
seemed more mature, poised and self-
r liant for her age than did a girl of
approximately the same age at Wel-
Women To Use
Non-student League members are
urged to make use of the League Li-
brary, according to Miss Mary Wede-
meyer, librarian. Due to the fact
that in former years University wom-
en did not automatically become
members of the League upon regis-
tration but did so after graduation,
there are 1755 Ann Arbor residents
who, as League members, are privil-
eged to use the library.
All books in the collection may be
drawn out for a period of two weeks
and may be renewed thereafter. A
trained librarian is in charge to aid
in the selection of the volumes. In
addition for further reference, there
are clipping files, a globe and fre-
quent displays featuring a particular
aspect of the collection. Special at-
tention has been paid to the drama
group and an extensive clipping file,
including brief biographies of play-
wrights and performers as well as
playbills, is at the service of visitors.


lesley. This she thought probably
due to the fact that she had been
associating and competing with men
since her freshman year.
Miss Moses aiso thought that most
girls in a coeducational institution{
are more accustomed to severe crit-
icism, not only from other members
of the class, but from the instructor
as well, and that she was usually a
better sport about such criticism -
peihaps due to the fact that she had
to be in order to succeed on a com-1
petitive basis with men.
All in all, Miss Moses' estimate of
the University of Michigan was a fa-
vorable one, and proved exceptionally
interesting since the advantages and
disadvantages of the coeducational
institution as compared with' the
woman's college are always a subject
of much disputed discussion.
Student .Actors,
Dancers Plan,
RecitalApril 3
A program of modern dance will
be given by the Dance Club and the
Play Production classes Friday, April
3 in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre,
under the direction of Miss Ruth
Musical accompaliment for the re-
cital will be provided by the little
Symphony Orchestra, under the di-
rection of Professor Earl V. Moore.
This will be the first University dance
program to use a full orchestra. Some
pre-classic forms by the dance club
will be accompanied by the Universi-
ty School of Music string quartet. Vo-
cal accompaniment will be used for
two American Folk themes, "Cow-
boy" and "Waterboy," presenited by
t he m'ren.
The mmrn bers of Play Production
classes, who approach the dance tech-
nique from the dramatic angle, will
give a series of pantomimes entitled
"Parachute Jump," "Waiting" and
"Parade." The program will be con-
cluded with a novelty dance satire,
"Quick Henry, the Flit."
Technical studies in dance will be
given by the group assisted by the
University High School Dance Group,
the Advanced Dance class and the
Physical Education Major Classes.
These will take the form of "Move-
ment," "Form," "Meaning" and "Ac-
Musical compositions for the
dances will be taken from Fasch,
Couperin, Back, Purcell, Stravinsky,
Goosens, Bartok and Edward Ger-
man. Three of the dances will use
percussion instruments alone.

Council Names I
Awards Perpetuate Names
Of Dean Aliee C. Lloyd,
Miss Ethel McCormick
The scholarship and fellowship
project for University women, spon-
sored by the League Undergraduate
Council, has been named the Mich-
igan League Undergraduate Council
Awards, according to Jean Seeley, '36,
president of the women's organiza-
The fellowship will perpetuate the
names of the dean of women, as it is
called the Alice C. Lloyd Fellowship..
The Ethel McCormick Scholarship is
so named to honor the social chair-
man of the League.
Applications for these awards may
be filed Thursday through Monday
in the Undergraduate Office where
blanks for that purpose may be ob-
tained. Those receiving the presen-
tations will be announced at the
League Installation Banquet, to be
held April 6.
Sophomore and junior women are
eligible for these, scholarships which
are to be used in their junior and
senior years respectively. Qualifica-
tions for these awards, which are of
$100 each, are to include:
(1) Ability and leadership as exem-
plified in participation in women's ac-
tivities which are included under the
merit system.
(2) Character,
(3 cood Sch' lar)it 'S pJJ.
(4) Need.
All applicants are to be interviewed
by the Executive Board of the Un-
dergraduate Council which includes
the president, secretary, treasurer and
the three vice-presidents. The final
decisions, based on the recommenda-
tions of the board, will rest with the
coujicil itself. Approximately $500
has already been contributed to each
of t he fellowship and scholarship
ftwds, and tle capital funds, of $4,500
will be built up before the fellowship
is awarded. It is hoped that the cap-
ital funds will be completed within
ten years.
The weekly luncheon for the grad-
uate women will be held this noon in
the Russian Tea Room of the Michi-
gan League. The speaker will be Prof.
Howard McClusky of the School of
Education. His topic is entitled "In-
fluencing Personality by Curriculum."


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Several sororities and fraternities
announce the recent initiation of
many new members.
Gamma Phi Beta
Gamma Phi Beta initiated the
following girls this past week-end:
Virginia C. Handeyside, '38, Roberta
I. Chissus, '39A, Jean A. Drake, '39,
Jane C. Lord, '39, Harriet E. Dean,
'39, Eleanor McCoy, '39, and Jayne
Roberts, '38.
Phi Rho Sigma
Phi Rho Sigma, medical fraternity,
announces the recent initiation of the
fololwing: Robert C. Bassett, '39M:
T Boyd Bolitho, '39M; George T.
Britton, '39M; W. Leroy Bryant.
'39M; Herschell L. Browns, '39M;
Norman T. Gehringer, '39M; Albert
T. Milford, '39M; Sheldon R. New-
comer, '39M; Leo B. Rafmussen,
'39M; Ralph S. Steffe, '39M; Edward
C. Thompson, '39M; and Thomas B.
Carlile, '39M.
Phi Sigma Delta
Phi Sigma Delta held its formal
initiation and installation banquet
recently. The initiates are Hbward
Ark, '38, Major Belkin, '37E, Stanley
Busch, '38, Martin Greenberg, '38,
Emanuel Hecht, '39, Albert Monus,
'39, Meyer Monus, '39, Ralph Read.
'39, Bernard Sheras, '39E, and Leon-
ard Siedelman, '38.

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