FRIDAY, JAN. -8, 1937
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
The Little Princess,
Children's Theatre Production, W ill Open Today
Of Sara Crewe
Betty Spooner To Portray
English Child; Matinee
To Be At 3:30 P.M.
"The Little Princess," by Frances
Hodgson Burnett will open at 3:30
p.m. today in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre as the second in the series
of three plays presented each year
by the Children's Theatre.
The play revolves around the fa-
miliar story of Sara Crewe's life at
Miss Minchin's school, and the lead-
ing roles will be taken by Betty
Spooner, '39, as the little English girl;
Phyllis Blauman, '37, as Miss Min-
chin; Ruth Menefee '39, as Ermen-
garde; Marnie Coe, '38, as Beckie;
Ralph Bell, '37, as Mr. Carrisford and
Marjorie Harrell, '37Ed., as Mrs. Car-
The cast includes other members
of Play Production as well as a num-
ber of Ann Arbor children. The Chil-
dren's Theatre was originally found-
ed as a community project, supported
by the University and as a result the
children take an active part in its
Leading roles are generally given
to adult performers as it was the in-
tention of the founders to give the
children the e'xperience of seeing a
"The Little Princess" was selected
as suitable for the Children's The-
atre because it was thought to hold
interest for both adults and children.
Scenery and costumes have been
made bright and colorful to appeal to
the youthful element in the audience.
150 children from the Anii Arbor
schools will be given passes to attend
one of the three performances of this
play. This has been made possible
through the fund collected for the
purpose of sending underprivileged
children to these plays.
Two other performances will be
given at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow
for which individual tickets are now
on sale at the box office. The first
of the Children's Theatre plays,
"Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates"
was produced in December and the
last one will appear next month.
Last year the Theatre presented,
under the direction of Valentine B.
Windt, "Alladdin and His Wonder-
ful Lamp," "Robinhood, or The
Queen's Page" and "Alice in Wonder-
land." The plays this year are under
the direction of Sarah Pierce, who
has been seen in a number of roles
for Play Production and the Reper-
tory Players including that of Queen
Elizabeth in "Mary of Scotland"; the
White Queen in "Alice in Wonder-
land," and The Old Maid.
College Seals On Stained Glass
Add To Beauty Of Law Library
By JANE ELLEN BIERLY
One of the most unusual features
of the University campus is the
wealth of architectural details which
add so greatly to the beauty of many
of the buildings, and few buildings
are more enhanced by such details
than those of the Law Quadrangle.
As far as design is concerned, the
buildings of the quadrangle may be,
classified as either Collegiate Gothic
or American Composite. In buildings
such as these, the stained-glass win-
dow is used as a medium both for
utility and for beauty. The design of
the windows in the Library of the
Quadrangle based on the seals of
colleges in all parts of the world
with law departments, chosen inorder
of their age, geographical location,
size, prominence, and the beauty of
the seal itself.
Among the 172 seals found in the
windows are represented those of all
the large American colleges and uni-
versities, plus those. of noted foreign
More nuptial plans, made during
the holiday season, have been an-
Mr. and Mrs. Fred McOmber of
Ann Arbor announced the approach-
ing marriage of their daughter, Mar-
garet McOmber, to Walworth R.
Slenger of Oak Park, 111.
Miss McOmber chose Feb. 12 as
the date for her marriage. It will
take place at 4 p.m. in the afternoon
at the home of her parents. Dr.
Charles Brashares is to officiate.
Mr. Slenger is affiliated with Phi
The engagement of Blair Boyle.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A.
Boyle of St. Louis, Mo. and Samuel
West Mitchell, was announced Jan.
3 at a cocktail party at the home
of Miss Boyle's parents. Mr. Mitchell
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel
A. Mitchell of St. Louis. He is a grad-
uate of the University.
The wedding will take place early
in the spring.
Mrs. John Noye Garrison of Cher-
ryvale, Kan.,'announces tkhe engage-
ment of her ,daughter, Claire Irene
McLure of Kansas City, Mo. to Rob-
ert S. Hogueland, '37L, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. H: Hogueland of Kansas
Miss Claire is in training at St.
Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Mr.
Hogueland is affiliated with Phi Delta
schools, such as the colleges of Ox-
ford and Cambridge, University of
Adelaide (Australia), University of
Madrid, University of Nanking, the
Academy of Utrecht and the Univer-
sity of Zruich.
In choosing the various seals, the
designers of the Library wrote to
many colleges and universities for
information concerning the arnis cr1
seal of each. Some designs were un-
suitable for decoration, and others
could not be furnished. As a rule,
European colleges responded with
either accurately colored prints or
hand drawings of their seals, and
American schools with posters or im-
pressions of their seals together with
scraps of ribbon to show the accurate
colors of their insignia.
Color Important Factor
Originally, the architects planned
to adhere to four types of design for
the seals. The eventual list of types
contained. somewhere between 20 and
301 Color harmony was among the
important factors determining the
position of each coat of arms. When
the lack of harmony was extremely
apparent, "spotting" of color was
given preference to tradition and less
well-known schools had their seals
placed in the Library. In most cases,
however, rearrangement of the groups
permitted the harmonizing of both
color and subject without substitut-
ing less interesting ones.
Window cartoons in the windows of
the two corridors leading from the
Legal Research Building to Hutchins
Hall relieve the generally serious tone
of the decorations. These show vari-
ous common crimes in a humorous
vein. Several picture scenes familiar
to collegians, one, entitled "May-
hem," representing Black Friday.
So, even the windows of the build-
ings have been used to complement
the larger features of the Law Quad-
rangle, to harmonize with it in de-
sign and purpose, and to make it a
beautiful and interesting as well as
utilitarian place in which may be
developed the plan of William W.
Five Matches Played
In Women's Tourney
The women's basketball tourna-
ment continued yesterday with Al-
pha Xi Delta defaulting to Delta
Gamma and Alpha Epsilon Phi de-
faulting to Alpha Omicron Pi.
Adelia Cheever defeated Martha
Cook 9 to 5, and .Betsy Barbour won
over Deltea Delta Delta by default.
Mosher Hall defeatedt Zones IV and
II by default.
To Be Featured
Formals Will Be Given
By Mosher Jordan Halls
And Pi Tau Pi Sigma
This week-end will be a quiet one
with only five houses holding-dances.
Among the larger parties are the for-I
mal dances being held by Mosher
and Jordan Halls, and Pi Tau Pi
Sigma, honorary signal corps.
Jordan Hall will hold its winter
formal dance from 9 to 1 a.m. today.
Russ Rollins' orchestra will play for
the party and Miss Ruth Barrett
A formal dinner-dance will be held
by Mosher Hall from 9 to 1 a.m.
today,. according to Josephine Van
Wormer, '38, social chairman. Mrs.
Martha L. Ray and Miss Jean Keller
will chaperon the party, and music
will be furnished by Moe Carter and
Hold Pledge Formal
Phi Sigma Kappa will hold a
pledge formal tonight, according to
Arthur Ricker, '38, social chairman.
Music will be provided by Jimmy
Fischer and his Sleepy Hollow Band.
Chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Creal, and Mr. and Mrs. Alan
A mid-winter informal dance will
be held by Chi Omega from 9 to 12
p.m. tomorrow. Chaperons are Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Dr. and
Mrs. Harold Gehring and Mrs. C.
Kappa Delta Rho will give a dinner
and radio bridge party tomorrow
night at therchapter house. Porf.
and Mrs. Walter E. Lay, Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin DeGraff, and Dr. and Mrs.
Frank Everett, will chaperon.
Pave Initiation Banquet
Alpha Gamma Delta will enter-
ain at a supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun-
day, according to Ona Thornton, '37,
social chairman. The guests will be
Mrs. Sarah B. Kennant, housemother,
and the following patrons and pat-
ronesses of the sorority : Prof. and
Mrs. Walter L. Badger, Prof. and Mrs.
Walter B. Ford, Prof. and Mrs. Gro-
ver C. Grismore, Prof. and Mrs. Louis
W. Keeler, Prof. and Mrs. Arthur W.
Smith and Prof. and Mrs. Bennett
Pi Tau Pi Sigma, national hon-
orary signal corps fraternity of the
R.O.T.C. will hold a formal dinner
dance for its initiates at 7:30 p.m.
today at the Union. Dancing in the
ballroom will begin at 9 p.m.
The new members of the fraternity
Is To Be Offered
Recreational leadership, a course
for prospective camp counselors, giv-
en for the first time last winter, will
be held again during the second se-
inester, it was announced yesterday
by Dr. Margaret Bell, director of the
women's physical education depart-
Although no credit is given for the
course, certificates are offered to
those who successfully complete the
course as an aid in obtaining a camp
position. Ofsthe 50 members taking
the course last year, all those wish-
ng summer camp positions received
them and the women's physical ed-
ucation department was unable to
fill all the requests for counselors,
Dr. Bell said.
The class meets once a week dur-
ing the entire semester and subjects
and projects suitable for camp work
are presented. Talks are given by
authorities on subjects pertaining to
Dr. Bell urged early registration for
the course as the size of the class
is limited and it was impossible to
include all those who wished to take
the course last year.
are Robert J. Buehler, '37E, George
H. Carrothers, 38E, William L. Cog-
ger, 38E, Grandville R. Conrad, 38E,
Jerome J. Czajkowski, 38E, Donnan
E. Basler, 38E, James H. Murrill, 38E,
and Clarence J. Wicks, 38E.
Present officers of the organiza-
tion are Orlando W. Stephenson, Jr.,
'37E, president, Edwin V. King, Jr.,
37E, vice-president, Robert F. Yee,
Grad, secretary, and Harry W. Gil-
fillan. '37E, treasurer.
Faculty guests attending the party
will be Major and Mrs. John C. Brier,
Lt.Col. and Mrs. Frederick C. Rogers,
and -Capt. and Mrs. Merton G. Wal-
Of Monkey AndRat
At least two members of the castI
of "The Little Princess" will make
their stage debuts at the opening of
the play today.
The youngest member is a baby
monkey, borrowed from the pedri-
atics department of the University
Hospital. According to reports from
the properties committee, this latest
acquisition is somewhat averse to
starting a dramatic career. At least
his conduct on the way from the
hospital was not in the least co-
operative, and as a result, he wears
a muzzle and languishes in a hastily
built pen, awaiting his cue. It is
hoped he will catch "the play must
go on" spirit after a night spent in
the company of dramatic artists.
A second member of the animal
kingdom, Melchie, a grey rat trained
by Prof. N. R. Maier will also take
the lime-light. He is very tame but
presents a problem by refusing to
"scuttle" for the stage manager
SILK and STRAW
that will "take you places"
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4 DOORS OFF STATE STREET
Tea Is To Follow
A group of women badminton play-
ers will meet a team from the Univer-
3ity High School Monday at 4:15
p.m.. after which they will entertain
their opponents at tea.
The players include Mary Good-
rich, '40, Dorothy Gardiner, '38Ed.,
Jane Quirk, '38. Louise Lockeman,
'37Ed., Betty Lyon, '40, Jane Gorlay,
Jean Groh, '37Ed., and Marjorie Gil-
len, '40Ed. Arrangements for-tea are
in charge of Sally Kenny, '38Ed.
There will be a meeting of the
music committee for J.G.P. at 3 p.m.
today in the Game Room of the
League, according to Virginia Hunt,
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Michigan Theatre Bldg.
2-Thread Chiffon with
Sandal Foot, Slightly Irregular
We still have 2-Thread Luxury
chiffon hose sj.15 Value at
Genuine Lastex Girdle
Genuine Power Lastex Girdle
Lounging Pajamas - Silk Gown;
Slips also reduced.
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Priced for Quick Clearance
What an opportunity
frocks at such prices!
Dashing sports dress-
es . . : exquisite crea-
tions for afternoon ..j
Sizes 11 to 46
161 to 26112
'ri inal Price
Values from $1095 to $35.00
ALL SALES FINAL
Here's that extra dress for business
and school wear. Silks and wools.
Sizes 11 to 42 . . .
Sport tend daytime dresses, includ-
ing the famous Ellen Kayes. Sizes
12 to 20 . . . . . .. .
Ellen Kaye, Louise.
in dinner and
Formerly to $32.50
Mulligan, and Eis-
and unusual. values
D. Sizes 11 to 42.
Theo llins Shoppe
announces a store -wide
CHENILLE and CARONNE
Formerly to $25.00. Sizes 12 to 42.
12.95 - $6.95
SUITS andC OATS
Two- and Three-Piece Suits
Plain and Fur-Trimmed
to the Romaine sheer .1
frock with its appliqued
Exclusiv ewith us
SWEATERS BLOUSES SKIRTS
$1 95 - $2.95 $1.39 $.39' $1.95 - $2.95
Formerly to $3.95 Formerly to .$6.5O Formerly to $3.95
SLIPS and STEP-INS
Formerly to $2.95