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150 Coeds Try Out for Co. D Play

MaHjorI Jillidtay

'Rumor Has It'

The legend that Michigan coeds
are not interested in college theatri-
cal productions was refuted yester-
day afternoon when approximately
150 coeds turned out for the initial
organization meeting of Co. D's
forthcoming musical comedy, "Ru-
mor Has It."
Commenting on the meeting,
which was held in the ballroom of the
USO, Director Pfc. Arty Fischer ex-
pressed great satisfaction both with
the number in attendance and with
the enthusiasm and interest of the
group. During the meeting an out-
line of the program to be followed in
presenting the a show was given, the
experience and interests of the coeds
were determined and tryout times
were scheduled.
Dancing tryouts will be held in
the USO ballroom this coming week


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on Monday and Wednesday after-
noons from four to six. Singing try-
outs will be held on Monday, Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday nights
from seven to ten. Each coed is asked
to report either Monday or Wednes-
day afternoon for a dancing tryout,
and at her appointed time Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
night for a singing tryout.
All Places Open
Those who still desire to work on
the show in any capacity, whether
in the cast or behind stage, but who
were unable to attend Saturday's
meeting are also asked to report for
tryouts, either Monday or Wednesday
afternoons for dancing, or Tuesday
or Thursday nights for singing.
Pfc. Robert Gendall, assistant di-
rector, again reminds al coeds that


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all places in the cast are still open
and that even though they were un-
able to attend the meeting their
chances are still good.
"Experience is not necessary," he
said. "We are far more interested in
girls with personality and a desire
to do this sort of work. But it is im-
perative that all coeds, especially
those who have not turned in appli-
cations, be present for the tryouts
this week. There will be approxi-
mately forty coeds in the cast and we
have room for anyone interested in
any of the off stage positions, make-
up, wardrobe, costuming and. so
T/3 William Kline, stage manager
for the production, has requested
that anyone signed up for stage crew
work follow The Daily closely, as an
announcement of a meeting of that
group will appear shortly.
Additions to Staff
The following additions to the staff
have been announced by director
Arty Fischer: Pfc. Robert Gendall,
assistant director; T/3 William
Kline, stage manager; Pfc. -Robert
Commanday, chorus; Pfc. Richard
Thomas, music arrangement. All of
these men have had considerable ex-
perience, professional and amateur.
Pfc. Gendall has had both acting
and directing experience in the the-
ater and in radio. T/3 Kline is tho-
roughly familiar with the problems
of stage management. Both Pfc.
Commanday and Pfc. Thomas have
had training in handling their sing-
ing and music arrangement assign-
My Fruitless
Search for
A Ty picalrI.
If you believe such a creature ex-
ists, you're crazy. It would be more
foolish to write about a composite
G.I. than to put wine in a Tom Col-
lins-you can't throw several million
men ini a box and pull out The Aver-
age Soldier. It might work with Blue-
jackets; they all look alike, you
know-but there is too much charac-
ter in G.I.'s.
Try dividing us into three groups,
then: runt, medium and grunt. Swell.
But look again-what about that
lean, towering fellow; surely he be-
longs in a class by himself. And
when you look at the spherical, rec-
tangular, triangular and capsule-
shaped guys, .,ha, classification is
difficult indeed.
01's vary not only in appearance,
but, like other human beings, also in
personality and mental attitude.
Some of us are .art lovers, some are
music lovers and quite a few of us
simply shower our affections on some
sweet young thing. Contrary to pop-
ular belief, the Army sanctions free-
dom of thought, and quite a differ-
ence in opinion exists concerning
Crosby's voice, the third term and
the relative beauty of Chicago com-
pared to the rest of the United
States. Some like blondes, some pre-
fer brunettes and still others are dog
After reading two hundred words
of The Average Soldier, a paragraph
ends abruptly and leaves you dang-
ling in mid-air. You know no more
than you did before,uespecially about
soldiers. No two of hs are' alike, but
we all have this one desire and pur-
pose: Pulverize the Krauts and Yel-
lowbellies so that we can return to
our loved ones, our homes and our
old ways of life.

Preamble: This is a travesty on the
best principles of journalism and will
carry each Sunday anything that
will fill half a column of type. A
dictionary reveals that a rumor is "a
prolonged indirect noise." Those are
our sentiments exactly.
Salute to the Navy: Saw Gunner
last Saturday on his little jaunt to
Great Lakes. He wasn't doing too
well. As a matter of fact he was
train-sick, even as you and I. Thus,
the expression "sick as a dog." The
local bluejackets would do well to
keep their mascot anchored to some-
thing more stationary. May we sug-
gest a tree or a fireplug.
Show Business: Took in Company
C's showing of "Bidin' Our Time"
and would like to add to the many
congrats already given to the cast,
director and entire staff. It was a
pleasant interlude in the midst of a
lot of work and snow. And if you
bought a ticket you not only enjoyed
the show but you gave money to
Army Emergency Relief, and you'll
never miss those beers or racing
Radio: Listen in each morning at
7:45 to Happy Hank for thrills. He's
running a kiddies program that has
turned into one of the greatest forms
of speculating (backed by cash) since
the how- long- will- Manville's- new-j
wife-last? fad faded. It's a dressing
contest wherein all good little boys
and girls dress in three minutes flat
while their older brother's back Jun-
ior with cabbage. Each day the win-
ner is announced and while the little
ones sulk if their sex loses Big Bro-
ther has to re-figure his budget.
There's also a super-serial in which
someone is trying to reach Hoover
... J. Edgar or Herbert?
Plug: While we're delving into the
entertainment world let's linger a
while with the Company D show that
strangely enough bears the name
"Rumor Has It." First meeting was
held yesterday and enthusiasm is
running high. Coeds are going into
the thing in earnest and there was a
great crop of them. Whoever said
Michigan coeds lacked spirit should
have been at the USO when they
turned out yin style.
Why?: Why aren't men allowed in
dorms and sorority houses after 11:30

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of a Friday or Saturday night? If
you've ever roamed the streets after
a show or dance for .about a half
hour in the cold, you've been asking
the same question. Can anything be
done? Why do the local tonsorial
fatalists charge such high rates? A
serviceman gets just so much per
month and he can't do a Rockefeller
every time he needs some grooming.
Why can't you get a bottle of beer
without turning in an empty? Where
are you supposed to get the first one.
Serves you right though: you should-
n't be drinking the stuff in the first
Predictions: Despite all talk to the
contrary there will be a Spring this
year. It may take months to get
here, but have faith, it can't snow
forever. Wilson (or Bill if you pre-
fer) Sawyer's namesake "Tom Saw-
yer" will be great entertainment.
Everybody's -been working hard and
the material is good. That's what
pays off. We'll be back in 168 hours.
If you don't happen to have a slide
rule that figures out to one week,
don't hold your breath.

Tickets Issued for Madame Koo Lecture Admit

Praises Performances
In 'Bidin' Our Time'
Lt. Paula Amerin, WAC officer on
the Public Relations staff of the
Sixth Service Command visited Army
Headquarters Thursday and attended
the opening of Company C's musical
comedy, "Bidin' Our Time." Lt. Am-
erin paid compliments to the entire
cast of the show for its performance.
She was impressed with the fact that
the entire profits of the show were
being donated to the Army Emer-
gency Relief Fund. Special praise
was given to Cpl. Hy Wolotsky who
wrote the script and lyrics for the
show in addition to acting as direct-
or and producer and to Troy Bartlett
for his fine job in writing and ar-
ranging the music.
All the people connected with the '
show deserved the highest praise for
their honest and diligent efforts in
making it a success and more enter-
tainment of this kind is what we need
to bring the comunity and Army
closer together, said Lt. Amerin.

Job t 3a~nou42e, tauran t


Third Appearance of
Dean of Travel Lecturers
Honorary President of,
American Platform Guild

March 27- MAX WERNER

Noted Military Analyst
and '
Author: "MVilitary Strength
of the Powers" and Other Books

Tickets Issued for the Lochner Lecture Admit

SINGLE ADMISSIONS: $1.10, 83c, 55c (tax included)
Hill Auditorium Box Office will be open March 15
and 16, March 22 and 23, March 25 and 27

ompany E
Adopts Major
As Mascot
In today's company order, Capt.
William H. Bridges, commanding of-
ficer of Co. E, announced the ap-
pointment of Major Jimmie as Mas-
cot of Company E.
And that clears up the mystery
surrounding the rather youthful ma-
jor who has been a familiar figure
at East Quadrangle for several
months now, for he is none other
than William James Holliday, the
eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
George Holliday of 1220 East Uni-
versity, Ann Arbor.
Military Tradition
Jimmie comes by his appointment
most deservedly, for he has a mili-
tary tradition behind him. At home,
according to his mother, he is a
model soldier. His belongings are
kept in the best G.I. manner; right
down to blankets folded and quilt
rolled Army style.
His shoes, of course, are always
shined and lined neatly under his
bed. His room is constantly ready
for the "Colonel's" inspection. And
on Thursday afternoons he can be
seen drilling with "his" company
down at Ferry Field. Jimmy reports
that his inspiration is his brother
Bob, who is an Army Air Cadet now
training in California.
Private at Heart
Major Jimmie attends the Eva Ball
Grade School and is in the third
grade. When not in school he can
usually be found at East Quad, wear-
ing his familiar major's uniform
complete with gold leaves and Air
Force insignia and wandering from
room to room checking on his men.
Co. E reports that'the Major has
confided to them that at heart he
will always be a Private, but that
conflicts with another report. It
seems that whenthe recent order
was issued that sweaters are not to
be worn by soldiers in public places
the Major saw an offending soldier
in the mess line at East Quad and
gently but firmly reminded him .of
the regulation
Comn paniy E Party.
Piatiied for Friday
Capt. Bridges, commanding officer
of Company E, announced Friday
that plans were being made for an-
other Company E party to be held
at Schwaben Hall. It is hoped that
arrangements will be completed in
time to have the get-together Friday,
March 17. . - -
Because of the success of a similar
party held last December, the pro-
gram will be pretty much the same.
It will include dinner prepared by
the East Quadrangle staff and served
buffet style at the Hall. Company
funds will be used to provide beer
and soft drinks.
Talented members of the company
will supply entertainment for the
enjoyment of those present.
Pfc. Herskowitz Wins
Co. A Table Tennis Title
Pfc. Irwin Herskowitz, fourth seed-
ed, defeated Pvt. Meyer Auerbach,
seeded fifth, in a hard-fought (best
four out of seven) match for the
table tennis championship of Com-

Lt. William H. Cooper, Intelligence
and Security officer for the 3651st
SU received notification today from
the War Department that he had
been promoted to the rank of cap-
tain. Captain Cooper has been on
duty here for the past six months.
Prior to .beingassigned to this unit
he was .convalescing at Percy Jones
General Hospital from wounds re-
ceived while serving with the Army
in the Guadalcanal campaign.


Cooper Promoted
Rank of Cap tain

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To make your stay in Ann Arbor complete,
enjoy a fine dinner in the warm atmosphere
of the Allenel Dining Room.

The best quality food prepared by the finest
cuisine and served in a pleasant atmnosphere.
77w ileel kte

mony since the school was
established in February,
EDITORS were named
last week for The Daily
and 'Ensian. Betty Peat is
editor of the 'Etisian and
Jane Farrant and Eliza-
beth Carpenter are man-
aging editor and business
manager respectively of
The Daily. Sports editor
of The Daily is Harvey
GUNNER, the Navy V-12
mascot, made the news
against last week. Some
of the men in the unit
left Saturday for Greati
Lakes. Gunner marched
down to the station with
them to see them off and
somehow managed to get
aboard the train. The
Bluejackets held council on
the train, decided that
Great Lakes is no place
for Gunner whether he be
a nautical dog or not. So
after a week-end in Chica-
go with his pals the pooch
was shipped back to Ann
Arbor where in time he
will probably regain his

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not yet in, $250 has been
received from Army units.
The committees state that
before the end of the
month every man and wo-
man on campus will be so-
licited. University faculty
and offices have now con-
tributed $1,235. Washte-
naw County has collected
$24,587 toward their $92,-
500 goal.
turn in their best year for
a long time this season.
Feb. 19 the wrestling team
nosed out Purdue, 28 to 27,
to cop their first Confer-
ence title in six years from
a weak Indian squad. Min-
nesota and Ohio State fin-
ished third and fourth . .
Also Feb. 19 ,the swimming
team gathered a 72-point
total to dethrone Ohio'
State as Big Ten cham-
pions. Northwestern, the
only team which figured to
press Michigan, came in
second with 42 points .
So with the three cham-
pionships in football, swim-
ming and wrestling al-
ready taken, the Wolver-

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GEORGIE TAPPS-Internationally famous tap dancer
FIVE TAYLOR KIDS-Sensational acrobatic and tumbling act
THE BRUCETTES-Six talented and beautiful dancers
BERT LYNN-And his electric guitar
HANK TH E MULE-Novelty comedy act
LISCHERON AND ADAMS-Outstanding ballroom team
THE SINGING COMMANDERS-Seven excellent vocalists
LEE WALTERS and his Casanova Club Orchestra
A two-hour p rogram of highly en ter-
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ALL S EATS 75c federal tax included
TICKETS NOW ON SALE at following locations-
University Hall Corridor Wahr's 'Book Store
Michigan Union Burr, Patterson & Auld
Michigan League Cunningham's Drug Store
East Quadrangle Allenel Hotel'
West Quadrangle Preketes' Sugar Bowl



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