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___T__E ICIGAN__A__Y

rAGE FWE

pring Theme Will Permeate,
ishing Well Ball Tomorrow

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Spring will come to the campus
little earlier this year when
ie Unoin presents the Wishing'
tell Ball from 9 p.m. to midnight
aturday in the Union Ballroom.
Old fashioned street lamps will
dorn the corridor leading to the
allroom. Spring flowers, peeping
p from the bases of the lamp
osts, will carry out the spring
Lmosphere. Guests will enter the
aliroom through an arch of
ranches.
An old wishing well surrounded
f fresh blossoming May shrub-'
ery will transform the ballroom
ito a pageantry of spring. Sil-
ouettes of the seasons highlights
ill decorate the fireplace.
STRINGS OF SOFT multi-col-
red lights, creating a soft shad-
wy effect will illuminate the'
ance floor. The bandstand will
e set off by a low picket fence,'

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and a canopy overhead will lend
to the illusion of late spring.
Frank Tinker and his orches-
tra will play for dancing in the
gay atmosphere of a warm
spring evening. Refreshments
will be served to the guests in
the Terrace Room, which is to
be transformed into a French
cafe with spring decorations.
Flower girls will sell bouquets
to the guests throughout the eve-
ning. Money donated to the wish-
ing well, which has been on the
third floor of the Union for the
past two weeks, will be used for
door prizes.
Intermission entertainment will
include Dick Schuelman as mas-
ter of ceremonies; Beverly Olszyn-
ski, a novelty singer and Al Gold-
man in a magician act.
Chairman of the affair is Bill
Race. Assisting him are Irv Bar-
ril, Bill Peterson, Dick Cossitt, Bob
Graeger and Paul Smith.

Ninner Closes Title Contest;
roduction Cal led'Gulantics'

Those talented-plus ten who
ill appear in the all-campus
,ring variety show will hence-
rth be known as "Gulantics."
"Gulantics Review" which will
tle the April 24 show was the
inning name submitted by Nor-
tan Schafer in the recent nam-
g contest held by the Men's
lee Club..
By combining the initials of the
xnsors, the Glee Club, Union
ad the League with an appro-
iate word description of the
iety presentation, Schaefer
ined the winning suggestion.
THIS CONTEST winner is re-
iving three. practical prizes; a
ar's subscription to The Daily
rd Gargoyle and a 1949 'nsian,
llowing the sponsor's decision to
ward prizes that would be suit-
le to average student life.
Although the ten "Gulantics"
ave been picked by judges,
hilip Morris, president of the
en's Glee Club, Bob Perrin,
fthe Union, Jackie Reid of the
.eague and Philip Dewey, direc-
lor of the Men's Glee Club,
ihey will not be released until
shortly before the spring review.
Through Union and League co-

operation the auditions for the
coming show have established the
basis for a permanent talent file
to be manned by a joint Union-
League committee.
* *..
OPEN TO ANY group, indivi-:
dual, or organization desiring tal-
ent or entertainers of any variety,
the file has been started with the.
names of all those who auditioned
for the Gulantics Review.
The purpose of this permanent
record is to make student talent
known to both student organiza-
tions and the general public, and
to give talented students a chance
for professional appearances.
This plan has been in the mak-
ing for the past year. At last
through the cooperation of the
Glee Club, Union, and League,
and the students who are offer-
ing their talents, it will soon be-
come a reality.
Petitions Due Now
All freshman petitions for
sophomore positions are due to-
day in the Undergraduate Of-
fice of the League.

On the %J0ot4Je
By MARJE SCHMIDT
Imaginations run wild this weekend as parties take huge slices ofI
atmosphere from the South Sea Islands, Blarney Castle, Monte Carlo,4
the Wild West and the Orient.
The men from Allen Rumsey and Wenley Houses push spring abit
when they hold their annual Hula Hop from 9 p.m. to midnight to-I
morrow.
If the pillars in the dance hall seem to sway like palm trees, and
there are grass patches pushing at the feet of orchestra members,
don't panic. It's not the multi-colored punch being served, but just
a glimpse of those South Sea Islands which the men have managed
to bring your way.
* * * *
AT INTERMISSION when Bill Hemline and his orchestra leave
the band stand, a Hawaiian hula group (the real McCoy) will entertain
with songs and dances. Cozy tables for two and four will surround
the dance floor, and afford easier watching!
Zeta Psi has planned its second annual St. Patrick's Day party
for tonight. This year it is being held in honor of Chuck Murray,
a grad, and their only claim to celebrating an Irish day. Mounted
in the living room, in all of its glory, will be a piece of the original
blarney stone that one of the brothers carried from Blarney Castle
last summer.
Tipsy manikins, steadying themselves on the front pillars will
greet guests drifting into the "Drunkards Dream" at the Acacia house;
tomorrow evening. Top hat and gloves will rest upon the mantel place'
to help give the sophisticated atmosphere. One wall in the ballroom
will give dancers that woozy feeling; a bleary set of drinks placed in a
circle creates an optical illusion and is soon traveling in circles.
PINK ELEPHANTS and green and golden 'gators will hang from
every point of vantage. Pink elephants with green tails will lend them-
selves nicely to programs. The Acacia quartette and a drama group
from the Delta Zeta sorority will give out with some "inspired" enter-
tainment.
Members of Tri Delta go to town on a Wild Western Party this
evening. Of course, blue jeans will be in style, along with lassos
and ten gallon hats.
An "At Home party" will entertain Gamma Phis and their dates
the latter part of this evening. The girls are making it seem like an in-
formal get together-checkered tablecloths and candle light set the
mood.
MONTE CARLO comes to Lloyd House tomorrow, and promises to
keep the dice rolling until midnight. Horse racing, roulette wheels,
dice, cards and dancing may be found in both recreation room and
study hall. This party, given by the fourth floor is the first in a series
to be given by each of the floors. Prizes will be awarded the two people
holding the most winnings at the end of the evening.
Victor Vaughan House will hold an open house from 8:30
p.m. to midnight for the women in Pemberton and Welsh House,
Beal House and the new girls' dormitory.
"Come as your favorite song title to a party by the same name at
the Zeta Beta Tau house tomorrow evening," is similar to the line the
ZBTs are tossing their dates. Programs in the form of miniature pieces
of sheet music will be distributed, along with prizes to the most clever
and original.
AN ESTIMATED 180 people will storm the Sammie's Night Club
tomorrow night. With such a'mob the modern-type decorations may
be lost, but just for the books-there will be one contrasting wall in
each room, crepe paper stripes in one, balloons in another, etc. Some of
the men have worked up a good swami act to go along with magic
tricks and singing at intermission.
Triangle has worked out an angle to replenish and enrich its
record collection. A record is the price of admission for each couple
at their dance to be in swing from 9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow.
Each man has listed his intended record on the bulletin board to
insure no duplications.
Tomorrow the Alpha Sigma Phis will hold their pledge formal in
honor of the new initiates. After dinner at the Farm Cupboard the
group will retire to an Oriental Fantasy. A pagoda will catch the lime-
light from the front walk. Within a dragon will be spouting flame, ori-
ental lanterns will caste their eerie shadows, and they promise even a
goldfish pond. The Mack Ferguson Trio will do the musical honors.
GOING TO THE PHI Sigma Kappa barn dance? For those who
feel the need of a briefing, the caller will be present at 8 p.m. at the
chapter house. Buses will carry guests to their genuine barn where
they will square dance 'til they near exhaustion. Regular dancing is
being planned also; they don't propose to possess the stamina of their
forefathers.
The Kappa Sigs have invited their women (invitations in red ink)
to an evening of revelry behind the Iron Curtain from 8:30 p.m. to
midnight tomorrow. They were keeping most of the plans on the pink
and shady side when inquiry was made.

Bach Concert
To Be Qiven
The League's record concert se-
ries continues this week end with
programs at 7 p.m. today and
Sunday in the League Library.
The concerts, which are open to
all students, will be of special in-
terest to those taking Music Liter-
ature 42.
Bach is to be the featured com-
poser on both evenings. Tomorrow
the "Kyrie" and "Gloria" from the
"B Minor Mass" will be played.
Selections for Sunday are the
"Credo," "Sanctus," and "Agnus
Dei" also from the Mass.
JGP NOTES
Speaking Parts will rehearse
from 7 to 11 p.m. today in the
Cave. Attendance at this rehearsal
is compulsory.
Costumes Committee will meet
at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and at
2:30 p.m. Sunday in Suites 1 and
2 on the third floor of the League.
All members are expected to at-
tend and are asked to bring a pair
of scissors.

By EDITH TEWS
Most Americans do not under-
stand the caste system in India,
says Kapila Malik, student from
New Delhi, India.
Miss Malik has her master's de-
gree in English and expects to re-1
ceive a master's degree in Edu-,
cation next August.
"The caste system is disinte-
grating. It is the roots of the sys-
tem that need to be pulled out of
the country," she said.
Explaining that the caste sys-I
tem began centuries ago in a
primitive agricultural society, she
said. "it is an economic system
and not a dogma of the Hindu
religion."
ACCORDING to history, after
the Aryans invaded India about
two thousand years before Christ,
a definite division of labor came
into existence.
Four classes developed: the
Brahmans or teachers, the
Kshatriyas or warriors, the
Valsyas ortraders, and the
Sudras or farmers.
Later a fifth caste came into
existence, described by Miss Malik

as a class of janitors. These jan-
itors, she said, became the un-
touchables.
THE CLASSES tended to amal-
gamate through the centuries and
inter - marrying was frequent.
Some of the invaders after the
Aryan period tended to create
caste consciousness for their own
purpose of dividing and conquer-
ing.
Although caste snobbery is
not completely absent, she said,
it cannot thrive in the complex
life of today. People must mix
in the modern city, she added.
"One's profession is not re-
stricted by one's caste. There are
Sudra teachers as well as Brah-
man farmers. Brahman is not
synonymous with wealth."
MISS MALIK explained that to-
day poverty and illiteracy restrict
the Hindu rather than his caste.

Public schools and employe
make no restrictions regardi
the caste to which one belongs
she said.
According to Miss Malik,c
caste is not different from anot
in racial characteristics. An t
touchable who has received a gc
education, she said, often mo
to a different city and loses
identity with his class.
Questioned as to her opin
about the numerous Christ
converts in India, she ask
"What would you do if you w
poor and hungry and someone
fered to feed and clothe you
you converted to his religion?
Before the interview ended, N
Malik explained to the curious
porter the significance of the
dot she wore on her forehead."
purely decorative, though mar
women must wear the bindi."

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