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THUSDAY, MARCH 10, 1949

THE MIHIGAN DA L-Y

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League Petitions
For Soph Posts

Senior

Women

Due

Tomorrow

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Contrary to current thought, the
floorshow of Sophomore Cabaret
is not a separate division, but an
essential part of the annual Cab-
aret, for which freshmen petitions
are due tomorrow.
Included among the floorshow
positions are the director, assis-
tant director, script chairman,
dance chairman and her assis-
tant and the costumes, makeup,
ushering and music chairman, and
stage manager.
The director's job is that of the
head of the floorshow committee
who knows what is going on be-
hind the scenes as well as in front.
She and her assistant conduct try-
outs with other members of the
committee as well as doing general
direction. Women petitioning for
this position should state what ex-
perience they have had if any, ac-
cording to M'4ary Caroline Wright,
chairman of the interviewing com-
mittee.-
* * *
SUPERVISION of script writ-
ing and preparation of the script
for the use of the cast is the re-
sponsibility of the script chair-
man and her committee which is
optional. A sample of the work of
women petitioning for this would
be welcomed by the interviewing
committee if possible.
The dance chairman and her
assistant help hold try-outs for
dancers and work on routine
training. They plan and direct
the dances. Previous experience
in dancing or teaching dancing
is necessary for these positions,
according to Miss Wright since
these committee members are
responsible for making up the
steps.
Women interested in dress de-
signing or a corresponding field
would find their main interest in1
Economists
To Be Guests
The second Student - Faculty
Hour honoring the Economic De-
partment will be held at 4 p.m.'
this afternoon in the Grand Rap-3
ids Room of the League.
Any and all coeds who are in-
terested in promoting a more in-'
formal atmosphere between them-
selves and the faculty, or those1
who are interested in economics,
are cordially invited to come.
The hour is spent drinking cokes
and eating potato chips while in-'
volved in any sort of fascinating'
conversation. If this proves inade-
quate, guests may engage in a
game of ping-pong, bridge or in
observation of the television set.
The hostesses for this afternoon
are members of Alpha Kappa Al-
pha and will include; Pat Penman,
Edwina Dickerson, Barbara Stew-
art, Margaret Stevens and Bar-
bara VanDyke.
These social hours are spon-
sored jointly by Assembly and
Pan-Hellenic and the committee
in charge of the hour is made up
of five representatives from each.I
Hostesses are chosen from a dif-
ferent women's campus group for
each week's gathering.

Sophomore Cabaret in the Cos-
tumes committee. The costumes
chairman designs and supervises
the making of all costumes as well
as purchase the materials with
her assistant who helps her in all
work. Sketches can be submitted
as an example of the work of
women petiticining for this job.
* * *
EXPERIENCE IS also a neces-
sary prerequisite for the coed
holding the position of makeup
chairman. She will purchase the
materials, train the committee
members, arrange a make-up
schedule for the cast and super-
vise the makeup during eah per-
formance.
Main points of trial of the
ushering chairman will be get-
ting commititee members and
training them, while she herself
will be head usher during the
performance.
Planning and directing the sing-
ing in coordination with the dance
chairman are the jobs of the music
chairman and her assistant. It is
helpful but not necessary for this
person to be in music school. The
assistant to this post obtains an
accompanist, holds try-outs with
the chairman and helps in train-
ing choral groups.
* ~* *
THE STAGE manager and her
assistant supervise the stage crew,
take care of sceneries and proper-
ties, and are in charge of lighting
effects and props.
Sophomore positions with an
eye to the future include five ju-
diciary aides, two interviewing
committee members, and three
dance class captains.
Good experience for possible ju-
diciary committee members can.
be gained by sophomore aides who
work under present committee
members in checking sign-out
sheets and reporting to the com-
mittee member over them.
The League constitution and
president's reports are good
sources of information for fresh-
men interested in this work. Be-
sides ideas on routine work, peti-
tions for these positions could
contain ideas for other jobs to be
given judiciary aides.
SOPHOMORE interviewing
committee members are responsi-
ble for work identical to that of
the upperclass members. They
help decide position holders, in
reading and grading petitions and
sitting in on interviews, as well as
do other workndelegated by the
chairman of that committee.
Experience in wrking with
women around the League as well
as experience in meeting and
working with men in their classes
is available to dance class cap-
tains.
Ideas for making the commit-
tee more informal and general
improvements will be welcomed
from women interviewing for
these posts.
Sophomores working in this ca-
pacity help formulate plans, get
hostesses, and serve on the com-
mittee. In these positions as well
as others, ideas for improvement
are useful.

CHAMPION GREETS CHAMPION-Alena Vrzanova, of Czecho-
slovakia, is kissed by men's champion Dick Button, of U.S., after
she won women's figure-skating title.
Olympic Swimming Champion
To Appear at Union Pool Today

Ann Curtis, Olympic swimming
champion, will appear at 9 a.m.
today in a swimming exhibition at
the Union Pool.
Miss Curtis, who is in Detroit
this week, will be in Ann Arbor
this morning to speak on the
Olympics and demonstrate her
women's championship form be-
fore physical education majors
and members of Michifish primar-
ily.
* * *
WINNER OF thirty-six national
swimming championships, Miss
Curtis also holds thirty-one Amer-
ican and three world records. In
the Olympics she took a first place
in the 400-yard free style and sec-
J GP NOTES'
Dance (1.) will practice'from 4
to 6 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. to-
day in the League Ballroom.
* *-*
Dance (2.) will rehearse from 7
to 10 p.m. today in the Ballroom.
* * *
Chorus members will rehearse
today according to the schedule
below.
5 to 6 p.m. Group IV in the ABC
Room
5 to 6 p.m. Specialty I in the
Garden Rom.
All members 'of the chorus and
anyone else who sings in thetpro-
duction will practice from 7 to 10
p.m. today in the Cave. Atten-
dance at this rehearsal is compul-
sory, according to Katherine Mills,
music chairman.
Bobby-Pin Opener
Gals, instead of chipping your
beautiful white teeth, use the new
plastic bobby-pin opener. Saves
both teeth and fingernails.

ond place in the 100-yard free
style, and was anchor man in the
American free style relay which
won.
In 1944, Miss Curtis won the
Sullevin award as outstanding
athlete of the United States.
Since this award is usually given
to outstanding men athletes, it
was an unusual feat for Miss
Curtis to win it.
While in Ann Arbor, the cham-
pion swimmer is slated as a guest
of Kappa Alpha Theta. Her stay
here will be very limited due to a
rush schedule, but it is hoped that
her short stop will be sufficient to
give University coed swimmers
some good pointers in swimming
form.
* * '*
A FORMER University of Cali-
fornia student, Miss Curtis left
after three years there when go-
ing into the Olympic meets. Fu-
ture wedding plans as well as her
career as a professional swimmer,
now hinder her return to school.
Recently featured in the
Sportsmen's Show in Detroit,
the 23-year-old blond is out-
standing in the dual fields of
both short and long distance
swimming, another unusual ac-
complishment for a woman.
Although the star's appearancel
and performance is for the bene-
fit of physical education majors
and members of Michifish in par-
ticular, all interested women will
be welcome to attend.
Freshmen Meet
There will be a mass meeting
for all freshmen at 4:30 p.m.
today in the League Ballroom.
Plans will be discussed for
Frosh Weekend which will be
held April 29, 30, and May 1.

To Be Honored
By Junior Play
"Fate of the Union," the 1949
Junior Girl's Play will be present-
ed for the first time Thursday,
March 17, at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre, in honor of senior women.
This performance will follow
the annual senior supper accord-
ing to a tradition which began in
1904. Coeds will wear their caps
and gowns for the first time at
this event.
No senior will be permitted to
attend without proper academic
attire, except the members of the
nursing school.
* * *
IN TRADITIONAL, manner the
senior parade will be held on the
stage of the threatre preceding the
play. Married women will carry
candles, engaged women will suck
lemons and pinned coeds will wear
straight pins. Unattachable women
will throw pennies in the wishing
well, one for each year of their
age.
JGP is written and produced
annually by junior women. Pub-
lic performances will be given
Friday, March 18, and Saturday,
March 19.
Tickets may be obtained from 2
to 5:30 p.m. March 14 through
March 17, and from 2 to 8 p.m.
March 18 and 19 at the box office
on the first floor of the League.
.* * *
CAPS AND GOWNS will be
rented from Moe's Sport Shop.
Rental will be $4.50, plus a deposit
of $3 which will be refunded in
June.
Tickets for senior supper will be
sold from 3 to 5 p.m. March 14, .15
and 16. In the League Social Di-
rector's Office. Dinner and re-
served seats for JGP will be $15.
Panhel lenic
Sprouts New
Organization
A new organization to orient
pledges in the Panhellenic system,
the Junior Panhellenic Associa-
tion met yesterday afternoon for
the first time.
The association is composed of
the presidents of the pledge classes
of Panhellenic Association mem-
bers. Pledge trainers also attend
the meeting.
"One of the purposes of the new
organization," according to Mary
Stierer, president of Panhellenic
Association, "is the promotion of
cooperation among the sororities
of the University. It is also hoped
that this organization will help to
unify the interests of sorority and
non-sorority women.g
Officers of the organization
were elected yesterday. Joan Bee-
man, pledged to Gamma Phi Beta
will serve as president.
Jazz Time
In 1926, the Women's League
supported an eight-piece jazz or-
chestra made up of talented coeds
who furnished entertainment for
League parties and other women's
organizations.

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