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Capitalist Ball Is Scheduled For Friday, March 15
Morgan Gibbs, '41, And
Charles Davisson, '40,
Announce Other Heads
Capitalist Ball, annual School of
Business Administration formal, will
take place from 9 p.m. to 1 am. Fri-
day, March 15, in the Union Ballroom,
Charles Davisson, '40BAd., and Mor-
gan Gibbs, '41BAd., co-chairmen an-
Members of the central committee
were announced at the same time.
Arthur Bartholomew, '40BAd., and1
John Goodell, '41BAd., are in charge
of publicity. Heading the patrons
committee are Houston Brice, '40BAd.,
and Robert May, '41BAd., and Del
Lakin, '40BAd., and Dick Livingston,
'41BAd., are in charge of music.
George Fritz Liechty, '40BAd., and
Al Conrath, '41BAd., are co-chairmen
in charge of tickets. Arnold Klei-
man, '40BAd., and Vance Wilson,
'41BAd., head the decorations com-
Fourth Yeiar Of Dance
"Although this is only the fourth
consecutive year that the formal has
been held, Capitalist Ball has already
achieved considerable importance as
a school dance. It takes its place be-
sides such traditional affairs as Slide
Rule, Caduceus and Crease Ball," said
The orchestra and dates for ticket
sale will be announced later.
Frank Dailey's Orchestra played at
the ball last year, with Barbara Bush
and Howard Dulaney as featured
vocalists. William Shaw, '39BAd., and
Jack MacLeod, '40BAd., were co-
chairmen of the dance. The formal
was held March 17, in the Union Ball-
room and over 300 couples attended.
Will Play At League
Senior Women Canvass
Dorms And Sororities
In Advance Campaign
Ticket sale for Pay-Off, which will
be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday,
Feb. 23 in the League Ballroom, is
now being conducted by members of
Mortar Board, senior women's honor
society sponsoring the dance.
Members visited sorority houses
and dormitories yesterday at dinner
time to announce the opening of the
;ale. This visit will be followed by
;econd visits Monday during dinner
at which time tickets will be sold..
Marvin Frederic, who began his
career playing for fraternity and
sorority dances while he was a stu-
dent in the University, will return
with his *rchestra to play for the
The dance is a sweater and skirt
affair, stressing informality. It is a
women's invitational, dance which all
women on campus may attend.
Tickets are priced at $1.50 and
may be obtained from any member
of Mortar Board or by calling Al-
berta Wood, ticket chairman, at 2-
To Be Featured In "Sleeping Beauty
Leroy Snmith, band leader, will
play for the regular weekly dances'
to be held at the League from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow, and from
9 p.m, to midnight Saturday.
By ELINOR SEVISONj
All the world may be a stage, but
David Gibson, '41, makes his ownt
players in the form of twenty inchl
marionettes which he will present in
"Sleeping Beauty" as a part of the
fourth and last production of the7
Children's Theatre which will be giv-
en at 3:45 p.m. Friday and at 1:30t
p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Gibson has been working with the
miniature actors for about four years.'
He first became interested in the
work when he was designing costume
and scenery for summer stock com-
panies and discovered that the mari-
onette shows provided a good medium
for experimentation in this type of
"My three sisters being unsympa-
thetic to the cause, I was forced to
learn to sew with both hands at an
early age," Gibson said in describing
the work he does on each marionette.
Pointing to the Hunter who will take
a part in the production of "Sleep-
ing Beauty" Gibson explained that
the work was all his own from the
bright green feather on the actor's
the hip is a wooden block with a include John hathaway as the Court
quarter pound lead weight attached Jester, Richard Hegar as the Page.
to keep the legs from swaying the Frank Bowen as the Prince, Eliza-
hips. beth Watkins, '41, as the Queen Moth-
The script for the play was taken er, Edward Witter. Grad. as the
from Hans Christian Anderson's Chamberlain and um Watchman,
Fairy Tales and was arranged by Gib- Ethel Winnai. '41 singing and reading
son and Richard McKelvey, director the Princess, Clarissa Maloy, '40, as
of the Children's Theatre. the Queen of the fairies and the
Individuals speaking the parts 'of Witch and Judith Frank. '40, as Fairy
the marionettes were chosen for voice and Chambermaid. Gibson will read
content, ability and projection. They the parts of the King and the Hunter.
It's definitely not smart for a col-
umnist to put herself out on a limb
by making predictions. Doesn't mat-
ter what you're talking about, it's
safer to wait and count chickens
when you're sure they'll be chickens
instead of a plate of scrambled eggs.
Nevertheless, there was never a
rule which wasn't a bit better for
having been broken, and in the spirit
of strict conformity we hereby pro-
claim that the years dating from
Feb. 15, 1940 shall be known in Ann
Arbor as P.C.-Post Curie.
Our reasons are simple. As one
having already been subjected to the
rresistible Curie charm, we predict
a definite trend toward smart sim-
plicity in dress (we know the ex-
pression is trite, but you won't know
what it means till you've seen it per-
sonified on the stage of Hill Auditori-
um tonight), to tailored coiffeurs,
and to the strictly feminine charm
which is the birthright of Eve Curie.
There it is, girls--for a change
from the Scarlet O'Hara thing you
wore at J-Hop, try the Curie effect
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Versatile Daughter Of Science
Places As Leader Of Fashion
By ESTHER OSSER
"Flibbertigibet" was the name as-
signed to Eve Curie by her brilliant
hardworking parents when this
youngest daughter, failing to follow
in the footsteps of family tradition,
deserted science for a career of music
And "fibbertigibet" she remained.
Prolific in her abilities and cosmo-
politan in her tastes, the charming
Parisienne, who will lecture here at
8:15 p.m. today on "Science and a
Woman," won distinction successive-
ly as a music critic, a playwright, a
biographer and, paradoxically enough,
as one of the world's best dressed wo-
Plaed No Wardrobe
Able representative of the French-
women's famed chic, Mlle. Curie dis-
claims all interest in fashion leader-
ship, however, and only recently,
scandalized designer Elsa Schiaparelli
by assembling no special wardrobe for
her American tour.
Fortunately for her feminine ad-
Petitions Are Due
Opportunity for freshman women
to participate in League activities for
the first time is offered by the 1940
Freshman Project, and petitions for
positions on the central committee
are being accepted through Monday.
Membership on committees for the
project will prove good experience for
future positions in the League, and
not least in importance among these
is the work on the finance commit-
tee. Collecting class dues and plan-
ning a budget are the two most im-
portant jobs of the finance commit-
mirers, however, publicity-wise Schi-
aparelli persuaded Mlle. Curie to
demonstrate to the United States what
effect the war has had on fashion
styles, and, consequently, the brilliant
biographer of her famous mother will
appear here in an entirely new ward-
robe of exclusive design.
On the whole, Paris clothes are
much simpler because of war-time
activities, but they have by no means
become "militarized," Mlle. Curie said.
On the contrary, she continued,
Frenchwomen have purposely tried to
emain "as feminine as ever."
Clothes Are Severe
Mlle. Curie's own dinner dresses for
lecturing are severely plain with high
necks and long sleeves, achieving the
"covered-up" look, currently in
vogue. Color is introduced in some
of her formal evening costumes, but
never flamboyant color.
Mlle. Curie wears many suits, both
in silk and in wool, and varies them
by wearing colored blouses. She has
simplified the millinery problem by
wearing one style almost exclusively
-the pillbox. To create specific ef-
fects, she chooses one of a number
of de chable snoods of various fab-
rics a d colors.
hat to the plastic wood cast feet.
A complicated system of counter-
balancing and weight distribution is
used on each puppet. For instance,
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