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Rehearsals Begin for 'Nips in the Bud', All-Soldier 1i



Revue To Be Presented

New Guinea Hut Becomes Service Club



On May 1


18 and 19

Engineers Subtly Attack Lit School Mastermnds

3651st Service Unit
With the book and music complet-
ed for "Nips in the Bud," the all-
soldier musical revue written, pro-
duced, and acted by the men of Com-
pany A, 3651 Service Unit, stationed
in the East Quadrangle, rehearsals
began yesterday afternoon. The
show will open in the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre at 8:30 p.m. Monday,
May 17.
Three performances are planned,
The first night show will be viewed
by the other military units studying
on this campus, the engineers, air
corps, and ROTC. The show will be
repeated the following evening, May
18, for members of the Michigan
University faculty, officers from
commands in Ann Arbor and from
commands in other sections of the
country especially invited for the
occasion, public officials of Ann Ar-
bor, and enlisted men of Company
A and their guests.
Reception To Be Held
A formal reception and ball in the
Michigan League Ball Room will fol-
low the second performance. Coeds
receiving invitations to the show and
ball will receive special late priv-
The show will be sponsored by the
University of Michigan Alumni Asso-
ciation in a third performance at
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, and
will be open to the general public.
Admission will be charged..
Directed by Pvt. Alvin S. Yudkoff,
former student director of the Col-
umbia University Players, "Nips in
the Bud" is a musical revue in two
acts and fourteen scenes giving a
rhythmic and comic impression of
the daily routine which the produ-
cing unit, Company A, leads. Army
life at a university, particularly.
Michigan University, has ben m
pooned by- Privates' Gordotil -otler,
Alvin S. Yudkoff and Albert V.
Acerno, the trio who - collaborated
upon the script.-
Show Is Musical Revue - ~
A twenty-five man singing chorus,
directed by orchestra leader Dill Saw-
per, assisted by Private Jack Gurin,
will provide the melody background,.
using completely original utusic and
lyrics composed by Privates. Gerald.
H. Stoner and Richard P. Malkin, re-
spectively. Bill Sawyer and his Mich-
igan Union orchestra have volun-
teered their services In the pit.
Sawyer will. introduce several of

the songs at the Spring Formal in
the ballroom of the Michigan Union
this Saturday evening. Privates Al-
lan B. Beach and Albert V. Acerno,
and Harold O. Perry, who have had
previous radio experience, will be the
vocalists for the numbers.
A twelve-man pony ballet, cos-
tumed in fluffy feminine style, is
being directed by Mrs. Ruth Hensel-
man, who has had previous experi-
ence in dance direction.
College Men To Star
Leading acting roles will be filled
by Privates Albert V. Acerno, Gordon
Cotler, Bernard J. Choseed, and Al-
vin S. Yudkoff under names like Pvt.
Heep, Pvt. Hawt, Sgt. Fishhead, Ma-
jor Bulldog, etc. All of the men have
had extensive college experience and
Private Acerno has an extensive
Broadway background. Singing stars
who will give solos will be Privates
Allan B. Beach, Harold O. Perry, and
Milton S. Zaslow. The Company A
band with Private A. Rodger Swear-
ingen at the trombone, Jack Gurin
at the trumpet, Manny Goldberg at
the piano, and Alfred Morgan at the
guitar will play an original conga by
Private Stoner in an unusual night
club scene.
Other acting and singing roles will
be filled by Corp. Joe E. Grubbs,
Pvts. John D. Eyres, Gerald J. Wid-
off, Alfred Morgan, A. Rodger Swear-
ingen, Norman Robbins, Ronald T.
Stevenson, William S. Halliday, Wade
H. Mover, Bernard A. Salwen, Philip
M. Foisie, Earle G. Eley, Henry Arn-
au, Joseph A. Proccaccino, and Eu-
gene W. Clark.
Chorus Listed
Members of the singing chorus in-
clude Pvts. Edd L. Paine, Stuart H.
Buck, Alfred H. Marks, R. B. Jones,
Jr., Robert F. Kurka, Joseph A. Proc-
caccino, Fred J. Reilly, Earle G. Eley,-
Henry Arnau, Jerome M. Levine,
Robert W. Langbaum, Arthur G.
Stanzler, Jack C. Weisfeld, Harold
Q. Perry, Bernard J. Choseed, Harold
P. Stern, Jack Gurin, Henry Tiede-
mann, A. Rodger Swearingen, Allen
B. Beach, Eugene W. Clark, John M.
Flagler, Sidney Berman, Milton S.
Members of the pony ballet will be
Wade H. Hover, Edward A. Hauck,
Leonard W. Boasberg, William J.
Halliday, Amos Beldon, Henry Bo-
dek,. Erwin L. Klein, Robert H. Brow-
er, John D. Eyre, and Lawrence

Engineers, Note!
It seems the men in the engineer-
ing unit have a little phraseology
that subtly attacks those of us who
slave so diligently in the literary
In an article in The Daily yes-
terday, the writer, who wished to
remain anonymous, said, quote,
"Gad, if I don't do better in the
next quiz, the boys will be pledging
me to PBK-over-2," unquote.
Last night The Daily phone rang
and rang, with querulous students

asking-"Well, what does it mean?"
Well, what does it mean?
It took diligent sleuthing to find
We called the engineering office,
"PBK-over-Z?" a puzzled voice
questioned. "Never heard of it.
But maybe someone else knows.
It's new to me!"
So our informant took a census.
After a few minutes, he came to
the phone and exclaimed trium-
phantly, "I've got it! These eagin-
eers are always pulling something

new on us. It means Phih Bet
Kappa over two!"
Or, in the words of the layrmtn or
the lit students, it means half =a
brain. Perhaps even in the Arny
engineers are subconsciously jealous
of the literary college masterminds!
Work Plans Suggested
Thirty-seven employee suggestiOis
for improving war production will
save war plants 176,000 man-hours


A Papuan native, paying an informal call, squats before American
guests at the first American Red Cross Service Club in the New Guinea
theatre of war-a converted grass-thatched native building.
Scenes such as this are repeated the world over wherever American
troops are stationed. At the service clubs, the men find books to read,
records to play, and, always, someone who is willing to chat.
Major Clark, Former Law
Student, Returns as JAG Officer

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Judge Advocate General's School
Veterans of World War I continue
to enrich, the registration of the
Judge Advocate General School.
The newly arrived 11th Class is one
of the outstanding classes for the
number of officers it contains who
saw foreign service in France dur-
ing the last war.
Typical of these veterans is Ma-
jor Cedric W. Clark, a J.A.G.D.
Officer from Middleport, Ohio. At
the outbreak of the last war, Ma-
jor Clark, then residing in Oregon,
enlisted and attended the First
Officer's Training School, at the
Presidio, San Francisco.
After being commissioned a 2nd
lieutenant, Major Clark was assigned
to the famous 91st Division, com-
posed of soldiers from the Western
states of Oregon, Washington, Cali-
fornia, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming
and New Mexico. This division saw
as much action as any fighting unit
the United States sent abroad.
Major Clark wears the Purple
Heart award for wounds received
in action on the morning of. the
Armistice, and his foreign service
ribbon is proudly studded with
three stars to denote participation
in the battles of St. Mihiel, Ar-
gonne, and Ypres-Lys. After the
Armistice he attended the Juries of
Court in London for three months.
Michigan is very dear to the Ma-
jor, for in the same halls to which
he now returns as a student again
to prepare for foreign duty, he re-
turned after the last war to con-
tinue his law studies. Major Clark
received his J.D. from Michigan in
1922 and also his bride. Mrs. Clark
then was Esther Hobart, a student
at the School of Music. Their ro-
mance began on the Michigan cam-
pus, and their marriage followed
upon the graduation of Mrs. Clark
in 1923. Major and Mrs. Clark have
two children now residing in Ohio,
Carla, age 16, and Arthur, age four
last Easter.
Like so many veterans, the Ma-
jor has a yen for foreign service
again, and admits one of the carry-
overs from his last tour of duty

was a desire to return to the colors
this time. He has practiced law in
both Oregon and Ohio, and was
prosecuting attorney of Meigs
County, Ohio, and before being
called to duty was Judge of the
Common Pleas Court there.
"The morning of the Armistice, I
was in command of the Ammunition
Supply Train of the 363rd Regiment.
The Germans had just blown up the
bridge across the Scheldt River. We
were waiting until the engineers
could throw a bridge across. When
that was done, we started forward
about 5:30 a.m. I was on a horse,
and he stepped on a German mine
which exploded and it winged me,"
explained the Major.

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Mother wants feminine gifts
this year - blouses, jewelry,
handbags, stockings, lingerie
we have the loveliest



Gordon Parker Elected
Head of Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Kappa Psi, business admin-
istration fraternity, announced the
names of officers elected for the
summer term yesterday. Gordon
Parker, '43BAd, will serve' as presi-
dent, William MacRitchie, '43BAd,
as vice-president, Robert Marr, '43-
BAd, as treasurer, and John Jas-
perse, '44BAd, as secretary.
These new officers will be installed
at the next meeting May 17.


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