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Positions For Theater rts u-Committees Are Anno


With a "Clang Clang" and a swish
of mop and muddy water greeting us
from the Engine Arch Friday after-
noon as Triangle initiation held forth,
we realized that season of the year
was well underway when the mystic
rite of Michigan honor societies are
revealed to "the chosen few" by tor-
ture and torment.
Just as the sophomore Engineer-
ing neophytes learned that' although
"you can't get to heaven on roller
skates" it's a good route to Triangles,
the Lit School sophomoric B.M.O.C.'s
will soon be headed Sphinx-ward via
hay-rack, not to mention the devious
and varied ways by which member-
ship in Vulcans, Druids, or Michi-
gamua is attained.
'Honor' Societies?
Almost as loud as the war-whoops
of Michigamua, the chants of Druids,
or the "tin-tin-abulations" of the
anvil which indicates Vulcans on the
Diag, come objections at one time
or another from individuals who
question the "honor" of societies
whose informal initiations provide
an hilarious, noisy atmosphere for
anyone within shouting distance.
But to those who would vehem-
ently raise their voices in condemna-
tion there are a number of answers
which can be brought forth.
First and foremost is the tradi-
tional element. Memories of Michi-
gan are as vivid with honor society
initiations as a typical touch as with
Lantern Night, Interfraternity Sing,
or May Festival weekend. And as
a tradition, one can even point to
them as a remnant of the days "when
knighthood was in flower" and man
must prove his superiority over oth-
er4 in order to receive recognition for
Stimulate Interest In Societies
Skipping over with one frivolous

Engagements Of Instructor, Hiatt. Cuthbert
Student And Alumni Are Told, And Crow Win

'Red-Maned Steed', Chinese Opera,
Will Demonstrate Symbolistic Art

Betrothal Of Phyllis Miner
To John Henry Stibbs
Is Announced At Party
The engagement of Phyllis Miner,!
'39, to John Henry Stibbs of the Eng-
lish department was announced by
Miss Miner's mother. Mrs. Leon F.j
Miner of Owosso, at a surprise cock-t
tail party last night at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Heath on Geddes,
Miss Miner, affiliated with Pi Beta
Phi, was a member of the women's
staff of the Daily her sophomore and
junior years, a member of the Sum-
mer League Council in 1937, and sec-
retary of the League Social Commit-
tee in 1939. During the past year,
Miss Miner has taught school at St.
Johns. Mr. Stibbs took his degree at
the University of Wisconsin where
he was affiliated with Delta Kappa
Epsilon, and for the past three years
has been a member of the English
department faculty. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Stibbs of
Castle Park.
The date of the wedding has not
yet been set. Pictures of Miss Min-
er and Mr. Stibbs attached to cocktailE
glasses informed the guests of the
Among the guests attending wereI
Mr. and Mrs. Philip A. McCallum,
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Levinson, Barbara
Teall, '39, and Robert Hendricks,
Mary Alice McAndrew, '40SM, and
Fred Columoo, Jane Holden, '39, andl
Jack Walker, Jenny Petersen, '39,
look the argument that initiations
provide an afternoon of diversion for
the onlookers, a place to meet your
friends, etc. etc., we seriously come
to the fact that they do stimulate an
interest in honor societies, and thus,
in the qualities of leadership, service,
and scholarship for which such so-
cieties ultimately stand.

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and Dr. Darrell A. Campbell of the
University Hospital,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Schmitz, of
Sterling, have announced the engage-
ment of their daughter, Muriel E.,
'40SN, to Robert L. Moore, '40E, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Moore of Bur-
bank, Calif.
Miss Schmitz is the School of
Nursing representative on the Senior
Ball committee. No date has been set
for the wedding.
Ind(ieS Contribute To '11i
New jungle jewlery will liven sum-
mer stortswear and beachwear. Neck-
laces and bracelets made from seeds
and pods collected from the West In-
dian jungles with their bright reds,
yellows and browns will make gay
additions to summer costumes.

iNueros Changes Made
In Organization Plan ;
S(-veral Groups Added
Chairmen and their assistants for
the 17 sub-committees of the The-
atre Arts committee of the League
for the year 1940-41 were announced
yesterday by Jane Pinkerton, '41,
Theatre Arts Chairman.
Janet Hiatt, '42, was selected chair-
man for Daily publicity, to be assist-
ed by Penelope Patterson, '42. Ann
Arbor publicity will be handled by
Doris Cuthbert, *42, assisted by Sally
Walsh, '43. In charge of general
Theatre Arts publicity will be Agnes
Crow, '42, and her assistant will be
Jane Graham, '43.
Art, Ushers, Program Committees
The art committee will be under
Marcia Dubrucq, '43, 'and assistant
Mary Pate, '43. Margaret Wiseman,
'42, and assistant Elizabeth Gram,
'43, will take charge of scenery. Ush-
ers will be under Marion Conde, '41,
assisted by Alvira Sata, '42; pro-
grams, Marjorie Polumbaum, '42, as-
sisted by Mary Lou Ewing, '43; cos-
tumes, Rosebud Scott, '42, assisted
by Olga Gruhzit, '43; and music,
Elaine Alpert, '41, assisted by Betty
Jane Barnett, '43.
Betty Fariss, '42, will be in charge
of the committee for contacting
dormitories, sororities, fraternities,
League houses, and civic organiza-
tions. Assisting her will be Grace
Proctor, '43. In charge of contacting
the Ann Arbor schools will be Con-
stance Berry, '41, assisted by Betty
Hoag, '41. Laya Wainger, '41, will
head the lights committee. Proper-
ties will be under the direction of
Elaine Fischer, '42, assisted by Nancy
Gould, '42, co-chairmen for makeup
will be Doris Weschler, '41, and Joan
Baker, '41. Their assistant will be
Vietch Purdom, '42.
Bookholder, Dance Committees
Chairman for the bookholder com-
mittee will be Jean Engel, '41, assist-
ed by Marjorie Storkan, '43. Dance
chairman will be Frances Aaronson,
'42, assisted by Camilla Ayres, '42.
Carolyn Denfield, '42, assisted by Jane
Honey, '43, will supervise the box of-
fiee committee.
Several changes have been made
in the organization of the Theatre
Arts committee according to Miss
Pinkerton. The publicity committee
was divided into three separate com-
mittees covering general, Ann Arbor
and Michigan Daily publicity. Com-
mittees for lights, arts and book-
holders have been added. Posters and
programs next year will be made en-
tirely by the arts committee differ-
ing from the past years when the
programs have been printed outside.

"Red-Maned Steed", a ChineseC
cpera, will be presented in the Pat-'
tengill Auditorium of the Ann Arbor
High School today and tomorrow.
One scene from the opera, that of
the parting of the lovers, will be en-
acted. The high degree of symbol-
ism of Chinese art can easily be recog-
nized in this scene. Arrangements
have been made fora commentator
to help bridge the gap between the
Oriental and the Western mind.
This scene from "The Red-Maned
Steed" is generally acknowledge to
be the most beautiful of the play.
The heroine, Pao-Ch'uan, or Lady
Precious Stream, will be portrayed by
Helen Zau, and Sieh, the hero, by
Ang Tsung Lui.
Mate Is Selected
In the play itself, Prime Minister
Wang, who has achieved successful
marriages for his two elder daugh-
ters, is faced with the problem of
finding a successful mate for his
willful, youngest daughter, the fair
Pao-Ch'uan. She agrees to throw
her bouquet at the feet of the one
she will choose at a feast her father
is preparing.
In a riotous scene, the suitors pro-
claim their virtues. But the lady
throws her bouquet at the feet of a
stalwart beggar she has noticed at the
gate. Her furious father banishes
them until Sieh, the beggar, has at-
tained some high rank. Sieh tames
the fiery "Red-Maned Steed", and is
honored with a commanding position
in the army.
Through the villain's jealousy, Sieh
is commissioned to fight at the Wes-
tern border. Pao-Ch'uan tries to
detain Sieh, but he rides off. In the
battle he is taken captive to a land
where the queen falls in love with
him, and they are married.
Dove Is Sent
Eighteen years later, poor Pao-Ch'-
uan, in despair, sends a dove west-
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ward with a message to Sieh, and he, Chung Loh will give a solo concert.
in remorse, starts for home when lie He plays 30 Chinese instruments, is
receives it. His queen, in all her no- the director of the Chinese Cultural
bility, is inspiired by his emotion, and
is willing to aid him if necessary. Theatre Grout) has recently played
But Sieh returns home safely, and to large audiences in New York and
the typical happy ending ensues. the East, and also to radio and tele-
Probably, the most incongruous vision audiences. His perfection at-
figure on the stage will be the pro- tains a degree such as to cause cri-
perty man who sits on the set tics to compare him to Heifetz, Krei-
throughout the action, dressed in sler and Menuhin.
ordinary black, reading a newspaper At this performance, he will play
and smoking a cigarette. When the four instruments; a Chinese lute,
heroine is supposed to faint, the which is a seven-stringed instrument,
property man gets up, and with no the Chinese violin, which is a small
pretence of unobtrusiveness. plops a angular box-like instrument with a
chair beneath her, so that she can long stem, and is played with a bow;
faint in comfort. the pi-pa, another stringed instru-
In addition to the opera, Prof. Wei ment; and the phoenix flute.

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course, for Mother. So to help you
I shopped around in Jacobson's.
There were so many lovely things.
Why not keep this memo for ref-
A. A delightfully sheer negligee
the perfect tribute to her
femininity. Soft, flowing prits or
pastels . . . a year-round gift for
usefulness and beauty.
$3.95 to $5.95
B. Slips and nightgowvns . .. lin-
gerie is always aprpeciated.
$2.95 to $5.95
C. A brand-new blouse. Blouses
are particularly good this season
and they come in an amazing vari-
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D. Gloves and purse . . . a
choice that never fails.
$2.00 and $3.00
E. Costume jewelry . . . fash-
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for Summer in shining snow-white-and-color
by that superlative matchmaker, B. H. Wragge.
Above: Badminton print playsuit. Little shuttles
in green, blue, red or wine flying over a white
ground. Rayon crepe, 18.95.
Not Pictured: Badminton print blouse and skirt.
Also in rayon crepe, 14.95. Badminton print
turban, 5.50.
Left: "Clear Track" playsuit. This-way-that-
way stripes in red, navy or brown on white rayon.
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