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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Theatre-Arts

Mass Meeting
Will Be Today
Central Committee Members
Will Explain Work Of Groups
On Play Series For Children
Called for the purpose of explain-
ing to all eligible women the workings
of the committee which is in charge
of the annual series of plays pre-
sented for the children of Ann Arbor,
a Theatre-Arts mass meeting will be
held today in the main ballroom of
the League.
Virginia Appleton, "42, general
chairman, and her assistant, Veitch
Purdom, .'42, will introduce the heads
of the various sub-committees so
that they may describe the activities
and functions of their respective
groups.
Plays Will Be Named
Mary Ellen Wheeler, '41, who, as
director, is in charge of all dramatic
productions sponsored by the League,
will announce at the meeting the
titles of the four plays which will
comprise this, year's season of the
Children's Theatre.
hPinnochio" and one of the "Wiz-
ard of Oz" series have tentatively
been announced as selections, while
the final play in the series 'will be a
darice pa itomine, presented in co-
operation with the University' phys-
ical education department.
Women may work on the costume,
make-up, scenery, publicity, usher-
ing, music or dance committees, de-
pending on their own particular in-
terest or talent. Leading roles in the
productions may be filled by college
students who are interested in acting,
while the choruses and suitable minor
parts are taken by the Ann Arbor
school children.
Series To Be Given
Each of tle four plays will be pre-
' sented at two performanes in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, the first
/ being scheduled for October, while
the last will be given in March.
Since the new merit system which
was adopted last spring, whereby
eligibility cards need only be signed
once for all League projects, has not
yet gone into effect, all women are
asked to bring their card to the mass
meeting for signature by the various
committee chairmen.
Eligibility cards may be obtained
in the office of the Dean of Students
in University Hall upon presentation
of a blueprint or a transcript record
i in the case of transfers.
Bring Eligibility Cards
In addition to Miss Appleton and
Miss Purdom, with Marjorie Storkan,
'43, as junior sub-chairman, other
members of the central committee of
Theatre-Arts include Cynthia Davis,
'42, and Jean Sollit, '42, in charge of
scenery, The costume committee is
headed by Olga Gruhzit, '43, and Fay
Goldner, '42, co-chairman.
The financial end of the committee
will be the responsibility of Jane
Honey '43, and her assistant, Dor-
othy Davidson, '43. Programs will be
designed for each play by Dorothy
Schloss, '43, and Dorothy Teller, '43,
and their committee.
Central Committee Listed
The publicity committee is headed
by Jane Graham, '42, while Kay
Ruddy, '42; and Charlotte Noble, '43,
will be responsible for Daily and Ann
Arbor publicity respectively. Mary
Pate, '43, is in charge of art work.
Collecting properties to be used in
each of the plays will be the job of
Marailyn MacRitchie, '43, and her
committee, and ushers will serve un-
der the leadership of Alvira Sata, '42.
Sally Walsh, '43, is head bookholder.
Other committee chairmen are Kay
Gladdin, '42, in charge of make-up;
Joy Wright, '43, music, and Mildred
Radford, '42, who heads the, dance
committee,

1 lta ryInfl uence
S owsIn Footwear
What with every other eligible
male about to be inducted into the
army, it's no wonder even such a
humble thing as feminine footwear
smacks of the military influence.
Adapted from officers' boots are the
leather shoes which have buckled
leather straps.
Perhaps there's another explana-
tion of the trend toward practical
shoes. College women have always
worn brogues and ghillies and sad-
dles, famous for their comfort. (We
hope the impeccability of a soldier's
uniform is making you want to dis-
card soiled, dingy-white saddles!)
Defense activities are bringing
housewives out to work, which means
sensiple shoes for volunteer jobs.
Then there's the "V for Victory cam-
paign," whose repercussions have
been felt even by shoe men with
their V-necked pumps.

Operatic Singer Recalls Mishaps
Of First Stage Role As Ingenue
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New Women
Attend Mixer,

Herb Miller Wants Independent
Judgment Of Own Dance Band

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Assembly Plays Hostess At By MARGARET AVERY paid for by Herb's own money.
League Get-Acquainted Party Herb Miller was born nine years "I never knew Glenn very well,"
too late to be Glenn's twin. Who Herb confessed. "Being so much older,
Assembly played hostess yesterday knows, otherwise, which of the musi- be left home when I was just eight.
to nearly 600 freshmen 'women at a 'cally minded brothers would have But he always guided my musical in-
tea dance held from 3:30 p.m. to .terests. Both of us, in fact, owe a
5:30 p.m. in the League Ballroom. Glenn and Herb are disturbingly sim- t to our oldest brother, Deane."
The dance was intended as a mixer ilar, not only in appearance, but in Deane, however, never tried to make
aprofession of his proficiency- with
to enable those women attending to interest and talenta band instruments. Content to with
become acquainted with each other, bWndbotstliknts.oConuntcta tell
and with the different advisers and We both like good music as well his younger brothers and sister, he
as the so-called modern corruptions. went on and studied to be a dentist.
hostesses. Each hostess' wore a badge I-New, York Philharmonic is our favor- wn nadsuidt eadnit
designating her as such, and each new ite orkPstrarmdwdc is uite As for whether Herb's avocation
student wore a small name tag to independently of each otherd" uI will ever become a vocation, "Well,"
simplify introductions. he says, if the opportunity avails
Wants His Own Chance itself I certainly won't let it get
A tea table placed in the small Herb is tired of being "Glenn's

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GRACE MOORE
* * * *

By BARBARA de FRIES
It is quite natural that singers
have favorite cities in which to ap-
pcar. Grace Moore, who will appear
at Hill Auditorium Oct. 22, honestly
declares she has no pet city, that so
many have played an important part
in her career that it would be un-
grateful to distinguish Washington,
say, from New Orleans.
However, those close to the singer
on her national concert tours have de-
tected a note of wistfulness when-
ever she has arrived in a well-known
city in central New York.
Appeared In Syracuse
The romantic story of Miss Moore's
early appearances in musical come-
dies to raise money fA operatic les-
sons, and of how she sang her way up
to the Metropolitan Opera, is a pop-
ular American legend. But it is not
told how the s ngstruck girl of 16
came to New York from a polite
girl's school in the south and made
here first appearance on the stage in
Syracuse in a musical show, called
"Suite Sixteen".
"I told them I had had experiences
as an actress out west," Miss Monore
said, "when the truth was, I had

never even had makeup on. I had
merely tiptoed around to the differ-
ent dressing rooms to get an idea how
they made up." j
Played Ingenue Role
The engagement in Syracuse was
a "trycut" and 'the performers had
to supply their own costumes until
it was certain that the show would
go on Broadway. She was supposed
to be an ingenue. In those days, she
was extremely devoted to Kitty Gor-
dcn and Irene Castle-thus, the cos-
tume of her choice was a backless
dress, a puffed-out skirt and a hat
with a tremendous feature that
reached nearly to the ceiling of the
theatre.
Miss Moore laughs as she remem-
bers the reaction of the director and
members of the cast when she came
out of her dressing room, attired a la
Kitty Gordon. She said, "They had
to hold up the curtain until they got
me made up and costumed again.
Sang On Broadway
Many stages and makeups came
before Miss Moore's return to Syra-
cuse. "Suite Sixteen" never reached
New York, but "Up In The Clouds"
did the following season, and then
came the "Music Box Revue" from
which the singer went into the Met-
ropolitan Opera.
Now she visits Syracuse in the role
honored by four kings and three pres-
idents. But she never fails to mention
an earlier day in Syracuse and the
old opera house where she "first set
a foot upon a stage."

lobby outside of the ballroom served
glasses of punch, while those who
wished, danced to the music of Bill
Sawyer and his. orchestra. The ball-
room was decorated in red, white and
blue, carrying out the theme used by
Assembly during Orientation Week,
of the Declaration of Independents.
Across the orchestra stand at the
far end of the room, there was a large
panel also in patriotic colors.
During the afternoon, Assembly wo-
men put on a skit modeled after "In-
formation Please," in which they
aked and answered questions con-
cerning the organization for the bene-
fit of the freshmen and transfers:
Further entertainment was offered
by the Mosher Glee Club,' singing
"Pipes of Spring," and "Barcarolle,"
from Tales of Hoffman. The women
participating in the singing were
Leonore Grossman, Irene Mendel-
sohn, Pei Evans, Virginia Ahlstrom,
Lenore Jaslow, Terry Tenniswood,
Nina Spurr, Ann Kahn, Mary Jane
Denison, and Sarah Corwin, all '42.
Following the tea dance, the fresh-
men and transfer women went to
the Lydia Mendelsohn Theatre to
hear a talk given by Dean Alic
Lloyd.
Individuality
Keynotes Room
Refurbishing
Was your first look upon entering
the medium-sized cell that is to be
your room all year one of dismay and
consternation? Did the bareness of
the floor, the non-descriptness of the
pinky-beige walls (to go with any
color scheme) and the hardness of
the mattress get you down from the
start?
Then you're not as clever and
imaginative as we thought you were!
Of course the room doesn't radiate
personality, of course the chair i
scmewhat the worse for wear, but
Ibat should i only arouse your en-
thusiasm all the more. Think of the
possibilities for decorating the room
if you can persuade your roommate;
here's your chance to emit a little of
that creativegenius.
Use Decorating Ideas
First take the matter of a rug, foi

for a while and have a chance to be-
gin his own chosen avocation-lead-
ing a dance band. He'd like to have
the public listen to him with unpre-
judiced skepticism, as they listen to
any beginning band. And then, he
would like success or failure to be
his own, as the public would cease to
try to find an explanation for Herb
Miller's musical inclinations in his
big brother's name.
Taught Himself To Play
Little Herby had no idea that Mich-
igan seniors would some day pay a
small fortune for the pleasure of
dancing to his brother's music. He
was just three when he started at-
tending band concerts at the park,
and determined to become a snare
drummer.
By the time he was twelve his in-
terest in band music so possessed
him, that, unable to take lessons, he
taught himself to play a second-
hand cornet. Later, as odd jobs gave
him spending money, he had profes-
sional instruction, but all of it was

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brother.J He'dUL IetobejustHerbiaway."
brother." He'd like to be just Herb '

if a spilled bottle of ink should stain
it!
Attractive bedspreads are hard to
find; we know because we looked
when our room was painted blue and
last year's green spreads had to be
discarded. Chenille or popcorn-tufted
ones are washable and practical, but
not very original, and since prices
are constantly going up on the pat-
terned cottons, why not make your
own out of monk's cloth, perhaps?
! Bedspreads Fit
Make the bedspreads to fit
smoothly over the bed like slipcovers;
and then get a contrasting fabric to
use for pillow-slips. This means less
muss when your friends loll all over
the bed during frequent hash sessions.
l.xtra covered pillows also help to
prop up behind your back when you
decide to study in- bed.
Don't throw out that chair some-
one inadvertently burned with 'a
smouldering cigarette or carelessly
splattered with ink from a pen. Be
an interior decorator in earnest
though you think yourself a gross
amateur.
Yes, we want you to re-upholster
your dirty, dilapidated but oh so nec-
essary armchair' You may not be an
artist with the needle, because all it
takes is a little cutting and a lot
of hammering of tacks, which is
bound to bring out the carpenter in
you.
Rip Off Covering
It's nice when you can rip qff the
old chair-covering to use as a pat-
tern, but it's almost as easy to do
without, since you tuck one end of
the material in the seat and tack the
other to the back or bottom of the
chair with tiny black tacks. Where
these must of necessity show, use
ornamental brass-headed nails to be
found in any five and ten. It's all
really quite simple; just get a ham-
mer and tack away!

Committee To Meet
Today To Organize
Candy Booth Sales
Eligible women who are interested
in becoming members of the candy
booth committee are invited to attend
a mass meeting at 4 p.m. today inI
the League, Phyllis Lovejoy, '42,
chairman, announced. Membership
is open to all except freshman wo-
men.
The committee operates the candy
booth on the first floor of University
Hall during class hours as well as.
the booths in the various women's
dormitories on campus. Members are
asked to sell candy in these loca-
tions one or two hours during the
week.
Candy will be sold beginning next
week. The proceeds go to the Under-
graduate fund of the League, which
contributes to the Ethel McCormick
scholarship as well as to the support
of various League activities.
Any women who are interested in
working on this committee, but who
are unable to attend the first or-
ganization meeting today should noti-
fy Miss Lovejoy. Notice of the loca-
tion of the meeting will be posted on
the bulletin board in the main lobby
of the League.
Officers Are Naned
The Abe Lincoln Co-operative an-
nounes the recent election of five new
house officers. The officers who will
administer the business of the house
for the coming year are Marvin G.
Lerner, '43, president; Anthony
Stampolis, '42, vice-president-sepre-
tary; Coral De Priester, '44E, treas-
urer-accountant; Theodore O. King,
'44P, purchasing agent; Donald J.
Largo, '43E, steward, and J. T. Kam-
arainen, '44, house manager. Retir-
ing president is Robert Morrow, act-
ing president of the Inter-Coopera-
tive Council.I

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