____ ___ ____ ___ ____ ___ ___THE WMICHIGAN DAILY '
TnTTnSI)AT, FEBP.rArY If, 1950
rus Girls' Try Out for 'Lace It Up'
By PAUL BIENTLINGER
"Swing your arms - left and
ght and da-da-da!"
Husky men clad in GI shoes, T-
Airts and other appropriate garb
llowed these instructions yester-
y as tryouts for the 1950 Union
pera proceeded in full swing.
ALL THE ATMOSPHERE of
sting for a top-flight Broadway
usical production pervaded the
nfines of Rm. 3G in the Union,
; New York director William Hol-
ook put the lads through their
The men appeared in groups
f six or seven, and attempted
o execute the simple dance
teps which Holbrook demon-
trated for them.
A pianist banged out rhythmi-
1 tunes on a nearby piano, and
e lads were soon shuffling over
EACH GROUP was required to
ecute about four simple dance
utines. Some appeared very
nple, requiring a minimum of
ordination and rhythm sense
ille others - at first glance -
>ked pretty complicated.
Strangely enough, the fledgling
horus girls" did as well on what
oked like difficult steps as they
i on the simple ones.
One of the steps involved
utting one foot in front of the
ther, then withdrawing it. It
coked Just as if the men were
opposed to be walking without
PRELIMINARY PRANCING-Tryouts for chorus positions in
"Lace It Up," the 1950 Union Opera, perform under the watchful
eye of director William Holbrook, extreme right.
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moving, which was exactly the
However, after stepping through
a few bars of music, the line of
dancers invariably advanced to
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within a few feet of director Hol-
brook, who stood in front of the
group exhorting them to "swing
SO FAR, only about half the
men who signed up for audition
appointments have appeared for
them, according to Bob Russell,
of the opera staff.
"We would like to see the rest
of those who signed up for
auditions to appear today and
tomorrow," he declared.
Auditions will continue from 1-5
p.m. today and tomorrow in the
"Lace It Up" will be presented
Mar. 29, 30 and 31 at the Michigan
To Hold Initial
Members of the newly organ-
ized Michigan Education Club will
meet for the first time at 3 p.m.
today at the Union to elect offi-
Prof. Howard McClusky of the
School of Education will address
the group on the club's potentiali-
The group grew out of Prof.
McClusky's class in educational
sociology, according to "arry
Perg. '50, member of the steer-
Although the club is open to
undergraduates in e d u c a t i o n
(lasses and any other interested
persons, the group hopescmainly
to provide guidance and counsel-
or service to education students.
Dean James B. Edmonson, of
the School of Education, is
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Ann Mayhugh at The Daily or
1547 Angeil lIouse.)
WINCHELL HOUSE, in West
Quadrangle, will hold its first
dancing class from 6:45 p.m. to
7:30 p.m. today in the recreation
room, according to Remus Boila,
This class is the first of a
series planned for twice a week
throughout the semester.
All major types of ballroom
dancing will be taught by selected
student members of the house as
well as by the resident adviser,
Mr. Larry DeRidder, and the staff
assistant, John Harlan.
MARTHA COOK HOUSE is
holding a special tea at 3:30 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in honor
of the six new members of the
The six students to be honored
are Doreen Collins, Mary Ann
Detzer, Nancy Gould, Marian
Moore, Connie Nauman and Barb
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A "HILLBILLY PARTY" will be
given from 9 to 12 p.m. Saturday
by Greene House, in the East
Square dancing will be the fea-
tured entertainment with music
provided by the house orchestra.
New Plan Will
University men will be intro-
duced to campus activities this
weekend through a "get-acquainyt-
ed" program unparalled by any
since pre-war years.
Designed to furnish students
with extensive informatati onn
nearly al important organizations
on campus, the program will be
high-lighted by a Union sponsor-1
ed "Activities Smoker" Sunday
SLATED FOR-the Union Ball-
room, the smoker will feature
talks, music, movies and extra-
curricular activities from Student
Legislature to the University Fly-
A special section in Sunday
morning's Daily will be devoted
to stories and pictures explain-
ing the functions of all groups
represented at the smoker.
The get-together, first of its
scope since 1941, will be directed
primarily at second semester
freshmen, but all other men el-
igible for activities may attend.
A limited number of coming
events calendars compiled and
published by the Union will be
distributed free today in the
PAUL SHINKMAN, '24
If you like to sing, dance, tell
jokes, pound nails or slosh paint,
the University's Gilbert and Sull-
ivan Society can probably use you
in its forthcoming production of
A. meeting for all persons in-
terested in work on any phase
of the production will be held
at 7:15 p.m. today in Rm. C,
A big, booming baritone is need-
ed for the show's leading role, that
of Iolanthe's son. Feminine sing-
ers are greatly in demand, too, ac-
cording to Dick Weber, '52E, So-
"Iolanthe" will also require the
services of a huge mixed chorus,
,mne thirty musicians and inntu-
merable ticket ta ers and ushers,
tied and hound him!
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By FLOYD THOMAS
"Washington reporters have to
dig for the news," Paul Shinkman,
'20, told journalism students yes-
terday, "it isn't served to us on a
Delivering a University Lecture
in Journalism Shinkman, news di-
rector of WBBC, Washington, at-
tacked the popular conception of
the "arm-chair correspondents"
of the nation's capital.
A JOURNALISM department
graduate, he has reported for the
Chicago Tribune and Internation-
al News Service and currently pre-
sents a daily news broadcast in
Shinkman described reporting
in Washington as "grueling and
unromantic." He criticized the
"well-informed sources" story as
The main sources of Washing-
ton news are Capitol hill, the State
and Defense departments and the
White House, according to Shink-
Turning to the Communist
problem, Shinkman commented,
"I think news writers should
follow an informed, rational and
calm course between the witch
hunt and smug indifference to
the infiltration of Soviet doc-
Shinkman quoted a high State
Department official as saying the
Iron Curtain will never drop over
China because of the people's in-
stinct of nationality, and that the
Chinese Communist government is
orderly and its troops well disci-
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