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Three University Participants
To Be Included In Drama
Of American Revolution
"Children, 1777," a story of the
American Revolutionary days, will be
enacted before an audience of Ann
Arbor children, students, and towns-
people at 3:30 p.m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre of the League.
Second and third performances of
the play will be held at 1:30 p.m. and
3:30 p.m. tomorrow.
The 16 players in the cast'of the
play will include three University
students: Mary Ellen Wheeler, '41,
as Miss Polly; William Mills, '41, as
Captain Chauncy; and Jim Bob Ste-
phenson, '43, as Alf. Adult parts will
also be taken by Justina Fairbanks,
as Silas, and Edward Davis as Scott.
Children To Participate
Child participants in the produc-
tion will include John Hathaway,
Steve; Molly Wilson, Mary; Bruce
Allen, Bill; Dude Stephenson, Joe;
Dick Hager, Simon;:Virgil Fairbanks,
Pete; Dorothy Dice, Gloria; Portia
Middlesworth, Olive; Margot Eschel-
bacher, Gretchen; Nancy Cory, Cor-
ina; and Barbara Allen, Georgia.
The story of the play centers around
these children from various parts of
the American colonies as well as from
very different walks of life, who are
sharing a war experience together in
an old farmhouse near the Battle of
Ingenuity Is Involved
When a British officer and an
American scout come together in the
house at the same time, the young-
sters find they must call forth all
their ingenuity in an effort to get
the scout out unharmed with his in-
formation vital to the success of the
Tickets for "Childiren, 1777" are'
available at the box office of the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre which is
open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Season tickets for this performance
and the other two plays, "Hansel and
Gretel, and "Alladin" to be present-
ed this month and next can also be
obtained, still at a saving to purchas-
ers. Season ticket holders must call
the box office for seat reservations
before each play.
Jane Connell, '42,
and Bob Shedd, '42,1
keynote the Union
milk dance with an-
imated shag as one of
the numbers demon-
strated in "Danco",
of bingo. First to com-
plete a row of dance
numbers on his card'
was Herbert Barnett.'
Gordon Hardy and
his orchestra fur-
nished musical back-
ground for "Hangover
Hustle" which took
place from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. yesterday in
the ballroom of the
milk bottle pins toI
identify them were
hostesses selected to
keep the ice-packs in
place at the informal
dance sponsored by
the Union. Obliging
hosts wore whiskey
that explained the
meaning of the "Hus-
The Rhumba. Char-.
leston, Lambeth Walk,
Viennese Waltz, Castle
Walk and Tango were
Dances To End Floor Show And Door Prizes
Vacation Blues To Highlight 'Jackpot' To
House Festivities Today WedgeI
The ancient rivalry between the1
Between Holidays And Exams Slide Rule experts and lawyers, whol
Even after a big vacation' and with
finals just winking at us from around
the corner, there are a few dances
scheduled for tonight.
hold their big annual dances on the
same April night, yesterday produced
another prize to the list of dance
tickets, play passes and subscriptions
Alpha Tau Omega will have a to campus publications which will be
record dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. distributed at the Jackpot Hop, to"
with Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Emmons be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. today
and Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Coxon chap-
eroning the affair. in the Union Ballroom.
ing intermission. Chan Pinney, '41,
Robert Lewis, '42, in his "Wolfing
Song." and John Sinclair, '42, in
"Gimmie a Goon To Love," will beI
the features of the entertainment.
Sawyer Will Plan
Bill Sawyer and his Orchestra will
provide the music for dancing and
table reservations may be made atl
the Union desk. Tickets for the danee
may be purchased at the Union and
will cost one dollar per couple.
The dance promises to be one of
the more interesting to be given this
year with the combination of a stu-
dent floor show and the galaxy of
prizes to be awarded to lucky ticket-
Will Close Service
A lastopportunity to make appoint-
ments for pre-exam tutoring through
the tutorial committee of the League
will be available to women 'desiring
this help through Friday, Jan, 17.
when the service will close oificially.
Appointments for tutoring may be
made, Margaret Hubbard, '41. chair-
man of the committee said, oy leav-
ing information - name, address,
phone number and the name of the
subject tutoring is desired in-in her
mail box in the League Undergradu-
ate Office, or by calling Miss McCor-
mick's office in the League. New ap-
pointments will officially be stopped
next week, Miss Hubbard pointed
out, in order to give the tutors added
time for their own studies. A tutor
may go on assisting a student she
has helped previously if she desires to.
Members of Phi Sigma Kappa will
hold their annual pledge formal from
9:30 to 1 a.m. as a climax to the holi-
day season. Herb Salomson and his
orchestra will furnish the music;
chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs. C. O.
Creal and Mr. and Mrs. Francis W.
Also starting the new year with a
social fling are members of Theta
Chi. They will hold a dance from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
JGP Class To Meet
The Friday afternoon dance
class of JGP will meet at 4 p.m.
today in the League. Shorts or
other rehearsal costumes should be
worn. Other classes will meet at
4 p.m. Tuesday and Thinusday, also
in the League.
The Lawyers. whose big event of
the year is the Crease Ball, decided
yesterday that if the engineers were
going to be represented, it would be
an affront to them if a Crease Ball
ticket did not find its way into the
list of awards.
Tickets Are Prizes
Ed Frutig, '41, master of cere-
monies, will take charge of the draw-
ing at 11 p.m. The prizes to be award-
ed include: one ticket to J-Hop, one
Slide-Rule Ball ticket, one Crease
Ball ticket, a ticket to the Military
Ball, two passes to the Wayne-Mich-
igan swimming meet, one ticket to
J.G.P., a subscription to the 'Ensian
and The Daily, three passes to the
Union dances, and one ticket to En-
A student talent floor show taken
directly from "Take A Number."
Union Opera, will be presented dur-
Sweep Out To Swing Out Is
Story Of The Four Ink Spots
By RHODA LESHINE
Fired from the job of sweeping
out the aisles after the show in one
of New York City's largest theatres
because they were caught "wasting"
time harmonizing, the Four Ink Spots,
known as America's Hottest Quart-
ette, returned to that same theatre
two years later in a Horatio Alger
success story to figuratively swveep
audiences into the aisles during the
It was more than seven years ago,
said Deek Watson to his interviewer
between shows at the local theatre
where they are making a personal
appearance, that Orville Jones,
Charles Fuqua and he left their neigh-
borhood friends in Indianapolis to
come to Broadway to seek their for-
Worked As Porters
And it wasn't long before they ob-
tained work as porters in the the-
atre and met Billy Kenney, up from
Baltimore, who completed their four-
some that "swung out" after work
each night on the empty theatre
stage, declared Watson.
First break for these four naturally
talented lads, who have never had
a music or voice lesson, came when
an unsympathetic manager told the
boys they wouldn't be needed any
Through a booking agency the Ink
Spots immediately were placed in a
Harlem vaudeville show as a novelty
quartette, Deek related. In less than
two weeks, moreover, Lady Luck
struck once again and the harmon-
izers were asked to return to Broad-
way. This time they entered through
the front door, as a feature attrac-
tion in a popular night club, Deek
Then came personal appearances
for the novelty quartette, noted for
their original interpretations. They!
performed at their old theatre in a
triumph of glory, to a full house this
time, and felt that they had reached
their goal-but more was yet to come.
Peddled Hit Song
"If I Didn't Care" was being peddled
on the song market. But no one was
interested. Somehow, Deek disclosed,
the quartette took the song and be-
gan singing it in their own individual
style. "That song put us on top,"
he pointed out.
Questioned as to who is who in their
famous records, Deek answered with
a smile that revealed this wasn't the
first time he had been asked this,
that Bill is the high tenor, while he
sings second tenor.
Charlie croons the baritone parts
and Orville is the bass voice that
"talks," Deek continued. A piano,
cello and guitar are their only ac-,
Likes College Audience
Deek was enthusiastic in his com-
ments on college audiences. "They
have more pep and seem to be so
much more alive with their spon-
taneous response," he said approv-
In talking about songs, Deek re-
vealed that he has written four num-
bers for the quartette-"Baby, I Just
Want You," "Your Feet's Too Big,"
"What Can I Do?" and "Porkchops
In Gravy." Finishing their tour to
the West Coast the end of this month,
Deek said that Feb. 3 is the starting
day on the production of their new
motion picture-the "Big American
Broadcast of 1941."
Now's your last chance
to buy that fur coat
you've been wanting, and
in to see
the amazing values we
Daytime, Dinner and Formal Evening Styles
Misses' and Women's Sizes
OVER 50 DRESSES from which to choose. Rayon crepes and
novelty fabrics, including lame. Simple basic styles,
others with metal and bead embroidery trim. Black and
colors. Sizes 10 to 20 and 14 to 24w, 38 to 42.
Important Reductions On
French ROom Dresc.lss
If you are looking for something
new in the way of accessories to
'pep-up' your old outfit or wear with
your new one, the mid-winter crop
of purses offers a wide selection of
hand-bags, some of which are sure
to be just what you want.
Huge bags are extremely popular
now, although a number of smart
smaller bags are being shown, and
big, little, oblong or square, the
"pouch-like" design is the leading
favorite. These purses come in
smooth leather, cloth and suede, with
smooth black and brown leather be-
ing shown most frequently. Handles
may be on the top or at the side and
they are extremely simple except for
clasps or initials in gold or a design
in the same leather as the purse.
If you are looking for a purse for
campus use, particularly one to carry
to class, you will want one that is
less conspicuous and less bulky. One
of the small square ones will best suit
318 South Main Street
A SEILECTED GROUP of dresses outstanding for their fine
quality and fashion merit. Mostly rayon crepes, many have
handsome metal or jewel embroidery trim; others are dis-
tinctive basic types. Black and colors. Misses' and women's
Other French Roomn Dresses Now 29.98 and 34.98
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In Our January Clearance!
DRESSES 2-Pe. SUITS
CREPES and WOOLS. ALL WOOL PLAIDS
A few formals. and SOLID COLORS
Sizis 9-17, 12-46. in sizes 10-18.
Sale of Fine Hosiery ... 59e Pr.
kSTEL WOOL DAYTIME DRESSES
14.98 Sizes for mises and women.
ant styles with dress- Dressy and basic styles in rayon
details, softly tailored crepes. Black, red, blues, and
A few blacks included wine.
group. Misses' sizes.
EVENING "SEPARATES" 1/4 LESS
and metal - embroidered Blouses and Sweaters
s in pastel colors, black
ite. Blouses of lame, vel- were 3.95 to 19.95
d chiffon. Blouses and Black Velvet Skirts
s, sizes 32 to 38. Skirts,
to 18. . were 10.00 to 15.00
ETTER HATS BETTER SUIT
1/2 OFF BLOUSES
ere 6.50 to 25.00 4.98
beaver fabrics and fur An unusual selection of chiffons,
in black, brown and a satins and pure dye silks. Many
Mors. Also included in are hand-made. Long and short-
ice group are a few re- sleeved styles. Pastels, egg-shell,
g Knox hats. white. Sizes 32 to 40.
READY-TO-WEAR - Third Floor
League '7-1 1 Club'
Will Reopen Today
Re-opening today for the first time
since the Christmas holidays, the
"7-11 Club" of the League will again
offer its usual week-end opportun-
ities in theway of dancing, cokes,
and cards from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to-
day and from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. to-
morrow in the Grand Rapids room.
The latest music will be available
on a new set of records, while guests
are again reminded that the refresh-
ment service of the club is the same
as that offered in the League Grill.
Tables will be especially set up
around the Grand Rapids Room for
those who wish an evening of cards.
discontinued numbers ... 59c
LOUNGING ROBES -
values to $2.95 ..... . $1.19
for every occasion.
Also formiials. 9-17, 12-46.
ALL WOOL PLAIDS
and SOLIDS in
CLEARANCE of ACCESSORIES
SHITL1ANDS, TWEEDS, and BLACK CAMELSHAIR
. . in sizes 12-20.
N.B. Reductions of 1/2 on better coats and dresses.
2.49 and 3.98
Wanted accessory for mid-
season and into - Spring
outfits . . . smooth calf
leathers in a variety of
sizes and shapes, all nicely
fitted. Black, brown, and
navy. (A few suedes in
the 2.49 group.)
69c and 98c
Classic pull-on and noveL-
ty styles that include
leather trims. Brown,
wine, black. Other gloves
and mittens, 1.49 pair.
A. BROWN and
er sole and heel.
TAN or BROWN
and WHITE and
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Special Group of Dresses
ACCESSORIES - First Floor
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