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Begins Saturday




Two Actors Lend Professional
Touches To 'Margin For Error'


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Play Production's "Margin for
Error" didn't leave much margin for
error what with the distinctly pro-
fessional touches which acting and
directing combined to offer.
Actual professional experience has
been had by at least two members
of the cast, Ada McFarland and Hugh
Norton. Miss McFarland entered
Michigan this year from the Good-
man Theatre in Chicago, where she
took her first two years of work in
dramatics. t
"It's so different here from any-
thing I have ever known", Miss Mc-
Farland smiled, surprise still echoing
in her voice from last September's
initiation to the' campus. "The girls
all wear sweaters and skirts, flat
heels and little-girl outfits. Before
I came here my type was turbans and
earrings. She has compromised, she
added, to the extent of wearing
sweaters and skirts, but definitely
not flat heels.
Not The Sweater Type!
Seeing Miss McFarland in her
make-up for "Margin for Error", in
which she plays the wife of the Ger-
man consul stationed in Washington,
the sweater and skirt theme does look
a little remote. She wears her black
hair up off her face, with make-up
accentuating shadows of eyes and
cheek bones.
At Michigan she is studying speech
and radio work. However, she in-
tends to go into dramatic, work after
completing her studies here. She
has had considerable experience in
summer theatre and radio work, as
well as her courses at the Goodiman
Theatre. Her training is not limited
to dramatics, however, for she has
studied at the Chicago Conservatory
of Music.
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She plans to go from here to the
Lakewood Theatre in Maine, and then
to New York..
Norton, who played Baron Max
von Alvenstor, friend and assistant
to the consul, has also had a broad
background in the histrionic arts.
He has appeared with many nation-
ally acclaimed actors, among them
Leslie Howard, Fred Stone and Frank
Craven; altogether his experience on
Broadway, on the road and in sum-
mer stock has amounted to about
seven years' work.
Played Role Of Sensitive Baron
Norton's portrayal of the sensitive
harassed baron was a keen one. He
himself says that the role lacked the
depth which can be found in some
dcles. This depth, he added, can be
recognized if there is continuity of
thought and emotion felt by the actor
himself while he is on the stage.
"Margin for Error", of course, deals
not in depth, but in caricature of
When questioned about his ac-
cent, he admitted that some of it was
put on f'o portray the Oxford-edu-
cated German. But part of it is just
;he way of speaking that every actor
who has worked expensively with the
-lassic productions will use. About
60 per cent of Norton's work has
been with the traditional classics of
the theatre, both modern and his-
Among these are ten of Shakes-
peare's works, all of Goldsmith's,
with several seventeenth century
dramas, and most of the modern
classics, such as Sheridan's plays.
He has appeared ' in 12 premieres,
he added.
Norton entered Michigan last Feb-
ruary to study literature and speech,
and will go from here into new work
along the line of directing plays in
the East.


Of Experience
Can Be Used
Donations From Dormitories
And Sororities To Rent Sewing,
Machines For Project In WAB
Pins and needles, scissors and sew-
ing machines, irons and pinkers will
be put into operation today when the
first meeting of thestudent auxiliary
Red Cross unit takes place from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Women's Ath-
letic Building.
Novice seamstresses as well as ex-
perienced needle-threaders will drop
in at the WAB where all women stu-
dents will be welcome. The project
is to be continued every Saturday'
under supervision from the Wash-
tenaw County chapter. Only knit-
ting and sewing will be included in
the work program.
No Skill Required
The board has put special empha-
sis on the fact that no skill is re-
quired of participants; there will be
materials for persons of all degrees
of experience. Those who cannot
sew at all will be able to press, cut
patterns, or pink seams.
A recording concert of classical se-
lections will be held whenever re-
quests are made, while the Saturday
afternoon Opera program will be
heard over the radio.
Three sewing machines will be in
operation; money for the rent of
these will be donated each week by
sororities anld dormitories. The first
donation was made by Alpha Epsilon
Phi. All houses interested in fur-
thering the plans in this way are
requested to call Janet Lewin, '42,
chairman of the Red Cross project.
Student Advisers Are Needed
Women who have had experience
in sewing and knitting and who wish
to be student advisers may do so
through contacting Miss Lewin.
"The chapter is not formed merely
for those who have a whole after-
noon or morning to spend", said Miss
Marie Hartwig, faculty adviser to
the WAA. Every fifteen minutes
given to the cause will help in the
completion of several garments.
To Give Musical Story
"Jungle Tragedy", an original mu-
sical story, will be the feature of
the program to be given by the Wes-
leyan Guild Orchestra, under the
direction of Horace Dewey, following
the regular meeting at the Methodist
Church Sundaynnight. Victor Her -
bert melodies and Chinese melodies
transposed by Dewey will complete
the program.

Army Invaders
Fashion World
With Militarisr

Three Pledge Formals Head
Social Calendar For Today


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From all the parties and dances
listed'on"the social calendar this
week, things seem to be picking up
on campus in the way of festivities
and this promises to be a gala week-
There's going to be a formal din-
ner-dance over at Acacia for the
ledges and Tommy Snyder's orches-
tra will furnish the music. Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Price and Mr. and Mrs.
Herbert Wagner will .act as chaper-
Dns. Alpha Xi Delta has planned a
adio dance from 9 p.m. to midnight
with Mrs. Mary Brbnnan, Mrs. Glenn
Evans and Mrs. Paul McCracken as
Hillel To Have Dance
Members of Hillel Foundation have
planned a dance to be held at the
League from 9 p.m. to midnight with
Max Crosman's orchestra supplying
he music. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Kauf-
nan and Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Both-
man will chaperon this affair. Jor-
dan Hall is going to have a radio
dance tonight with Miss Esther Col-
ton and Miss Hope Hartwig, social
directors of the dormitory, as chap-
Lambda Chi Alpha is holding its
annual pledge formal tonight with
Earl Stevens and his orchestra play-
ing for dancing. Special invitations
were issued to dates and outside
guests in the form of draft notices.
Dr. and Mrs. Floyd Hartmann and
Dr. and Mrs. Elmer Berry will be
chaperons for this party.
Pledge Formals To Be Held
There will be a dance over at the
Phi Beta 'i house from 9 p.m. to
midnight with Dr. and Mrs. Ralph
Smith, Dr. and Mrs. Henry W. Miller,
and Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Mull acting
as chaperons. Phi Gamma Delta's
pledge formal is going to have Bill
McKay and his orchestra to play for
its dancers and Dean and Mrs. Walter
Rea and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Upton
will chaperon the affair.
Education Seniors
To Choose Officers
At Election Meeting
Seniors in the School of Education
are requestion to attend an important
class meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
at the League, Laura Katzenel, '41Ed.,
temporary meeting chairman, an-
The purpose of the meeting is to
elect class officers from a slate chos-
en by the two nominating committees
that were selected at the last class
meeting. Members of the first nom-]
inating committee are Charlotte
Frazer, Virginia Philips, Doris Vyn
and Helen Peilmeyer.
Maida Cohan, Mary Healey and
HercRenda comprise the second com-
In urging all seniors in the School
of Education to attend the meeting,
Miss Katzenel said, "Class organiza-
tion is a, vital element among a group
of educators, and we, as prospective
teachers, should start our activity
here in college."

Phi Sigma Kappa will be a bit
,different by holding a "bowery ball'
rom 9 p.m. to midnight. The ball
will be a costume affair with music
aup,lied by Leslie Currant and his
orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest B.
McCoytand Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Cooke
will act as chaperons. There will be
a party over at the Robert Owen
Ccoperative House which will be
chaperoned by Prof. and Mrs. D. M.
Ma_=rtin and Prof. and Mrs. Norman
Anning .
Scabbard and Blade has planned a
dance to be held at the League with
Gordon Hardy's orchestra furnishing
the music. There will be an informal
party for dental hygienists at the
Xi Psi Phi house from 9 p.m. to mid-
nightaand Dr. and Mrs. G. R. Moore,
Dr. and Mrs. H. 0. Goldbeck, and
Dr and Mrs. G. V. Barrow will chap-
$6.00 for $3.50
o Monday and Tuesday SOc f
1205 S. University Phone 4818

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Qraduate Club
Faces Extinction
"Graduate Outing Club faces ex-
"t ion unless more of an interest
is shown in its activities in the future
than there has been to date," Mr.
Abraham L. Rosenzweig. President of
the Graduate Student Councl, an-
"Membership is lagging," he said,
"and if it does not show a decided
increase, the Club will be discon-
However, those who are interested
in continuing the activities of the
Graduate Outing Club should get
in touch with Abe Rosenzwieg for
iurther information.
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Chan Pinney To Sing
Union Opera Songs
For 7-11 Club Guests
Previewing Mimes coming produc-
tion, "Take A Number", for the bene-
fit of 7-11 Club guests today will be
Chandler Pinney, '41E, male lead in
the Union Opera who will sing two
numbers from the play.
Pinney will make his appearance
about 11 p.m. in the Kalamazoo
room of the League and will be ac-
companied in his songs y Gordon
Hardy, '41SM, composer of several
songs for the Opera including the
love song to be presented, "A Dream
and I Went Walking." Hardy's co-
composer for the number was Chuck
Bowen, '41.
The secondselection will be a
waltz from the Arboretum scene,
"Your Page In My Memories Is Blue",
composed by Ken Summerfelt, Grad.

Militarism has always been news
in the fashion world, and is getting
to be more and more so as time flies
Take, for instance, the young lady
pictured here with her cup of tea.
Her gathered skirt puts in the fem-
inine note, but the row of natty but-
tons add the spic-and-span neatness
of a uniform, which is even more em-
phasized by the trim collar.
Some choose to go even farther,
and add gold braid to their sleeves
and on deep, pointed collars. Em-
olems of different sorts go well on
pockets. Suit jackets are cut even
more square, and emphasized by rows
of buttons.
Rather than gold, silver is often
enough used. This is especially done
on dark blue. Entirely apart from
metal, but still dark blue was a dress
with a wide white belt, and strap
ooping over the shoulder.

Chris Intas
Store IIurs'
9 a. m. to 9 p.m.
Saturdays during December
the Friday aind Monday before Christnas
Other days, shopping hours fJro;, 9 A.M.
to 5:30 P.M.
T A T E T E T- --".GOODY &I R ' S


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Assembly Ratifies Constitution
And Elects New Treasurer


Shop Early!
ref ore 1Christiut
One Group of Dres
Special Saturday selling of dresses casual + 4
and dressy styles. Wools, crepes, velveteens.
Sizes 9-17, 12-20, Values to $12.95
Also a Group of Skirts, Jackets
and Blouses at $3.95




Representatives to the Assembly
mass meeting, which was held from
4 p.m. to 5 p.m. yesterday in the
Grand Rapids Room of the League,
elected a permanent treasurer and
ratified their new constitution.
Anne Crowley, '41, who has been
busy acting in the capacity of pro-
tem treasurer since the beginning
of the semester, was moved into the
position of permanent treasurer by
a unanimous vote of the representa-
tives. Her appointment will become
official when the Assembly Board
meets next Wednesday.
Voting on the new constitution took
place immediately after a brief dis-
cussion, and Patricia Walpole, '41,
president of Assembly, reported that
the representatives cast a unani-
mous ballot for its acceptance. The
new constitution will be put into ef-
fect at once, Miss Walpole added.
After the main business of the
program had been finished, Miss Wal-
pole introduced the officers of the
Assembly Board. Betty Lyman, '41,

is vice-president, and Betty Hall, '41,
is secretary.
A short skit, written and produced
by ¢Lorraine Judson, '42, was pre-
sented, with Frances Nevin, '41, gen-
eral chairman of the informal dance
tobe given next Friday, and Miss
Judson taking part. It was written
around the theme of the dance, "X-
mas X-press", with boy meeting girl
at the station just in time to catch
the train.
Art Talk To Be Given
By Slusser Dec. i 1
Prof. Jean Paul Slusser will give
a gallery talk on the Art Exhibit
being shown in the Mezzanine Gal-
leries of the Rackham Building at
3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11.
This exhibit is of the Contemporary
Art of 79 countries. It was collected
by the International Business Ma-
chines Corporations and was display-
ed at the 1939 Golden Gate Exposi-





One Group of Dresses
just some odds and ends of better dresses 5 9
..wools, crepes, velveteens and corduroys%
Sizes 9-17, 12-20. Values to $15
2 Pc. Plaid Suits (12-18) ... $5
$7.95,Jackets Reduced to $5
$5.95 Jumpers Reduced to $2.98 _
One Group of Dresses
Better dresses ...including wools, crepes,
velvets and velveteens. Sizes 9-17 and
12.44. Buy several at this astounding low
price. Values at $16.951
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