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Curtain Rises Tonight on Tom
Becky in Glee Club's Operetta
Production Based on Twain's Book Features
A New Type of Thoroughly American Music





The University Women's Glee
Club, to which Wilson Sawyer dedi-
cated the musical comedy "Tom
Sawyer," will give the second per-
formance ofthe play at 8:30 p.m.
today in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Directed by Richard McKelvey, the
playpis based on Mark Twain's book,
"Tom Sawyer," and,scritics believe,
its music will establish it as a new
type of entertainment which is thor-
oughly American.
The show, which had its world
premiere last night, was photo-
graphed by Ilene Darby and Herb
Breen from Life Magazine and at-
tended by playwrights Harold Sher-
man, Morton Jacobson and Shipiro.
Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the remaining three
performances are on sale at the
theatre box office from 10 a.m. to
8:30 p.m. today through Saturday.
Zeta Phi Eta, honorary speech soror-
ity, is in charge of ushering for the
Playing the role of Becky That-
cher, one of the leads in the operetta,
is nothing new to Bobette Ringland
of Quincy, Ill. When she was six
'years old Miss Ringland was chosen
to represent Becky at the dedication
of the Mark Twain "zephyr" train at
Hannibal, Mo.
Added to more concrete omens of
good luck, the cast can claim a
"horse-shoo." Not a shoe of the
metal variety . . . this one turns up
in the daily process of transporting
"Snowball," Shetland pony owned by
Ted Hallen, from the back door to
the stage wings, from where he can
be led onto the stage in the picnic
No Hoarse Play
"Snowball" can, with some pulling,
tugging and shoving on the part of
fellow actors, climb upstairs, but
when going down the steps it's a
horse of a different color, and 'jSnow-
ball" has to be blindfolded and low-
ered on the elevator under the stage.
However, according to observers of
last night's performance, despite this
bit of horseplay, in "Tom Sawyer"
there is no hoarse play.
Joining Miss Ringland and "Snow-
ball" in the cast are Lucile Genuit in
the title role, Tom Sawyer; Mary

Ruth Acton as Huckleberry Finn,
Pat Tyler as Jim, Jacquelyn Bear as
Aunt Polly, and Jack Secrist as Injun
Corporals Study Off-Stage
Special arrangemenits are made
for Cpl. Frank Haley, Cpl. Arthur
Flynn and Cpl. Harold Follond, all
of Co. A, to study in off-stage mo-
ments during the performance.
Also in the cast are Ellen Hooper,
Virginia Weadock, Dorothy Gray,
George Spelvin, Edward Davis, Rob-
ert Dierks, Bernice Hall, Joyce Doug-
las, Lois Bockstahler, Joyce Donan.
Margery Brown, Patricia Honn, Ton'
Howe, Lois Palmer, Barbara Scouler.
Pattie Steeb, Elizabeth Taylor, De-
borah Townsend, Martha Shepler,
Irene Turner, Barbara Jean White,
Frances Bostwick, Rhea Christian
and Carol Framburg.
Jean Gilman, Midge Gould, Mar-
jorie Hall, Josephine Holmes, Ruth
MacNeal, Charlotte Mac Mullen.
Sherry Murray, Dorothy Proefke,
Dorothy Pugsley, Jane Richardson,
Joan Ross, Frances Rubenstein, Bar-
bara Yeomans, Justin Fairbanks and
Kenneth Norman.
Greater Attendance
Needed at League
For Dressings Unit.
"There is an urgent need for in-
creased attendance at the League
Surgical Dressings Unit although the
record is improving somewhat," Har-
riet Fishel, '45, head of the Unit,
stated yesterday.
The Unit is open from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. Mosher Hall, Washtenaw
House, Taylor House and Tannsey
House are especially invited this
week. A new arrangement has been
made with Pan-Hellenic to notify
sororities individually of the days
they are invited. Each sorority is to
promise a certain amount of volun-
teers on assigned days:
The hours contributed by each
coed are recorded on her League ac-
tivities record. Workers are asked to
wear blouses or smocks rather than
sweaters as no lint must be allowed
to get into the bandages.
"As long as our soldiers, sailors
and marines continue to fight we
must continue to supply them with
everything they need to help them
keep going and to save their lives."
Miss Fishel said. "Surgical dressings
must follow the invasion."

For Try-Outs
Inc Riding. Clubs
Experienced Riders To Apply
For Places in Crop and Saddle,
University Coeds' Riding Club
"All coeds who have had some rid-
ing experience are urged to come and
try out for membership in Crop and
Saddle or the University Women's
Riding Club; women may sign up for
the tryouts through 5 pm. Monday,
March 23, in either Barbour Gym
or WAB," announced Pat Coulter
'45, president of Crop and Saddle.
"Tryouts will be held at 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21, with the appli-
cants meeting at Barbour Gym dress-
ed for riding," continued Miss Coul-
ter, "and this year a new policy has
been instituted for the tryouts. The
coeds will ride for a full hour, in-
stead of only a few minutes, thus
giving the judges more basis for
their final decisions. Riders will be
tested on walk, trot and canter."
While Crop and Saddle'is designed
for the more experienced riders, and
has a fairly full membership, there
are a few openings for coeds with
superior ability in horsemanship. The
UWRC is for the less experienced,
but still capable riders. Due to the
large number of graduations the
ranks of the UWRC must be almost
completely filled this semester, so
that every applicant trying out has a
chance to make one of the clubs.
The new meeting date of the Crop
and Saddle for the rest of the sem-
ester will be 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays,
and any coed who is unable to be
present at this time is asked not
to sign up to try out for that club.
The meeting time for the UWRC is
6:15 p.m. Tuesday.
Coeds will be expected to pay the
regular rate of $1.25 for their hour
of riding at the try outs. For further
information contact Miss Colter at
WAA Notices
Open to servicemen and civilian
students, as well as coeds, a Satur-
day afternoon hike, with Saginaw
Forest as their destination, will be
the first function of the semester for
the Outdoor Sports Club, according
to Barbara Fairman, '46, manager
of the club.
Meeting at the WAB at 2:30 p.m.,
the group plans to be back in time
for dinner. Hikers ae urged to wear
clothing suitable for the long walk
..especially comfortable shoes. In
case of bad weather, the hike will be
postponed. For further information
call Miss Fairman at 2-4514.
The bowling alleys at the WAB
have been closed for repairs and will
not open until next week, so the
bowling tournament has been post-
poned for one week only. Matches
for the first round of play must be
completed by March 25 instead of
March 18 as previously announced by
Ginniy Dodd, club manager.
Pin girls are also needed to set up
pins and direct the alleys. All those
interested in receiving two' free
lines of bowling for each hour of
work are asked to contact Miss Dodd
at 2-5579.

$1.25 Is Asked
Of Each Coed
For Red Cross
Independent women living in Ann
Arbor are asked to turn in their
donations to the Red Cross Univer-
sity Drive to the social director's
office in the League before March 29,
deadline for all campus contribu-
tions, it was announced recently by
Marjorie Hall, '45, director of the
League campaign.I
Quota for University women is
$3,500 of the $5,000 goal for the
entire campus, and $1.25 is asked of
each coed. Each person who con-
tributes this amount or more is en-
titled to a Red Cross membership
card if the donation is made in a
campus house. Contributions left in
boxes, which have been placed at
several places on campus, do not
entitle the contributor to a member-
ship card.
Miss Hall and the committee for
the drive ask that the money be
turned in as soon as possible.
Job Calls
Volunteer typists are needed at
North Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, ac-
cording to MIrs. O. W. Blackett, staff
assistant at Red Cross Headquarters.
Women interested in clerical work
are urged to register this week with
Mrs. Blackett at Red Cross Head-
One or two students, preferably
experienced, are needed to help letter
charts under Mr. Clark Tibbitts of
the University War Board. Volun-
teers may contact Gerry Stadelman,
2-3159, for further information.

"Fun and Form," the new exercise
booklet, copies of which were recent-
ly distributed by the WAA Board to
all house athletic managers, is now
available to all University women
interested in planning a program of
daily exercises which will help keep
them physically fit, Nancy Hatters-
ley, '44, WAA president, announced
The booklet emphasizes last year's
program of physical fitness and is
intended to foster an awareness of
the" importance of daily exercise
among University women. The plan
is based upon individual participa-
tion and is entirely voluntary.
To Circulate Booklets
House athletic managers have been
requested to see that copies of the
booklet are, circulated among resi-
dents of their houses and in addition
are asked to criticize the contents of
the booklet, commenting about the
types of exercises contained in it.
Booklets and criticisms will be re-
turned by the managers at a meeting
to be held Monday, March 27, at the
Coeds are asked to give the booklet
a fair trial and not to expect com-
plete physical fitness as a result of
diligent use of the exercises. How-
ever, regular daily use in addition to.
a vigorous sports schedule and cor-
rect living habits should prepare the
way for better health.
To Exercise Campus
An "exercise conscious" campus
is the aim of the WAA Board in
assembling the booklet, and it is
hoped that "Fun and Formn" will
meet the demands of women who
want to take part in a constructive

physical fitness program designed to
meet the needs of daily living.
"Exercise today is one of the most
important factors in the scheme of
modern life and is being stressed in
every progressive country in the
world," Miss Hattersley says in the
foreword to the booklet, and this
expression sums up the new volun-
tary plan laid out for University
Child Care Is
Willow Run officials expressed their
appreciation for coed assistance, and
emphasized the importance of the
program of recreational activity for
children, at a meeting of the ,central
committee on child care.
Groups are taken to the Willow
Run center every day by the Motor
Corps of the Red Cross and volunteers
may choose the time which is most
convenient for them. Coeds work
with the age group they prefer and
may direct activities in which they
are most interested.
Campus women are now leading
Girl Scout and Girl Reserve groups,
supervising playgi'ounds, assisting in
the nursery schools, questionnaire
canvassing and the like, according
to Lucy Chase Wright, '44, chairman
of the Child Care Committee. She
pointed out that the types of activi-
ties are almost unlimited and listed

'Fun and Form' Exercise Book
Is Designed To Keep 'U' Coeds Fit

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Coed Tryouts
To Meet Today
At 'U' Hospital
"An orientation meeting for coeds
interested in doing volunteer work
will be held at 7:30 p.m. today in the
second floor amphitheatre at Uni-
versity Hospital," Carol Evans, chair-
man of Soph Project, announced yes-
Miss Evans also announced the
names of .ten volunteers who con-
tributed 16 or more hours during
February and were placed on the
Volunteer Honor Roll. Clarice Giv-
ens worked 33 hours and led the
honor roll.
Barbara Linning worked 24 hours,
Barbara Lasha and Avery Grant
worked 23. Ellen Vinacke, Frances
Mullen and Barbara Defnet contrib-
uted 22, 21 and 19 hours respectively.
Jean Baxter$ Gloria Kishpaugh and
Janet Main each worked 16 hours.
The total figures compiled in the
February report revealed that 139
volunteers worked 1,050 hours.
A drive to recruit more volunteers
is being made by the central com-
mittee. Those who have not attend-
ed an orientation meeting held in
a previous semester must attend
one before they .can work. Those
who have been orientated are urged
to go to the hospital on the afternoon
or evening they wish to work and be
assigned to a post.
In addition to duties as hospital
aides in wards and private floors,
volunteers may work in laboratories,
clinics, offices, at the Galen's stand,
in the library, or in the occupational
therapy department. Pharmacy ma-
jors may work in the pharmacy lab-
Workers at St. Joseph's Hospital
do not need to attend an orientation
meeting but will be given instruc-
tion when they sign for duty. St.
Joseph's volunteers are needed for
routine tasks such as passing trays
and arranging flowers. "Volunteers
are asked to do the little things
that make life pleasant for the pa-


All dormitory representatives are
asked to turn in war stamps and
money between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30
p.m. today in the Social Director's
office of the League, it was an-
nounced by Betty Willemin, '45,
co-chairman of dormitory sales.

tients but which are not vital enough
to always receive the attention of
nurses who are burdened with extra
duties because of the war-time em-
ergency," Miss Evans said.
Sophomore women who wish to
work on a publicity committee for
Soph Project are asked to call Har-
riet Pierce at 2-4471. Coeds who are
interested in making posters and
charts are especially needed.


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