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PATTE NGILL-SCENE OF ORGY:
'Pirates' Opens Three-Day Run Tonight
By PAUL BRENTLINGER
A drunken debauch, involving
students, will launch a three-day
run of "Pirates of Penzance" at 8
p.m. today in Ann Arbor High
School's Pattengill Auditorium.
This is one big carouse which is
not likely to draw a raid by cam-
pus police, however. It will be con-
fined to the Pattengill stage, and
will last only during Act I, Scene
I of "Pirates."
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AS THE CURTAIN rises, the
pirate crew will serenade its king
with the famed air:
"Pour, oh pour the pirate sherry
Fill, oh fill the pirate cup."
Although the party ends with
Scene I, the buccaneers romp
through the remainder of the light
opera in a seemingly intoxicated
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"PIRATES OF Penzance" is be-
ing presented by the University's
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, a
group of students and faculty
members who devote their time to
studying and singing the works of
the famous English musical com-
The production stars Carol
Neilson, '50SM, in the role of
Mabel, the heroine. During the
summer session, Miss Neilson
sang the role of Musetta in the
speech department-music school
production of "La Boheme."
She appeared in the title role of
last spring's Gilbert and Sullivan
Society production of "Patience."
Reid Shelton, Grad., will play
Frederic, the dashing pirate's ap-
prentice who serves as the show's
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OTHER PRINCIPAL roles will
be taken by Fran Hanslovsky,
'52SM, as Edith; Vivien Milan,
'52SM, as Kate; Shirley Perloff,
'52, as Ruth; Burt Gable as the
Major-General; Don Hostetler,
Ann Arbor Art
Ancient textiles, embroideries
and antique and contemporary
figurines will be featured in the
exhibit of "Art Privately Owned
in Ann Arbor," on display tomor-
row through Dec. 31 in the Uni-
versity's Museum of Art galleries.
These exhibits include a Tuni-
sian wall hanging, an antique
sarape from Mexico, a Spanish
lace nantilla and 25 figurines dat-
ing from 1 A.D. to the present.
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A RECEPTION from eight to 10
p.m. today in the Museum of Art
galleries will mark the opening of
the exhibit, jointly sponsored by
the Ann Arbor Art Association and
the University Museum of Art.
Miss Mina Winslow is in charge
of selection for the exhibit. Several
staff members of the University
Museum of Art, headed by Prof.
Jean Paul Slusser, are supervis-
ing the hanging and labeling of
Both the exhibit and reception
are open to the public.
In Speech 31
Set for Today
Finals in the Speech 31 contest
will be held at 4 p.m. today in Rm.
4203 Angell Hall.
The six students who emerged
victorious in preliminary competi-
tion will deliver five-minute ex-
temporaneous speeches, to deter-
mine the outstanding speaker in
the 25 course sections.
FINALISTS are Robert Baker,
Richard Flanagan, Howard Hart-
zell, Merton Krause, Vivian Sosna
and Clyde Spencer.
Members of the speech de-
partment will act as judges.
Students in each section of the
course choose a representative to
compete in this contest. Most of
the classes hold a special round of
speeches on which they base their
Union Opera is seeking experi-
enced -or inexperienced - man-
power for the technical end of its
Though the opera will not be
presented until the latter part of
March, much of the groundwork
for the mammoth production must
be undertaken now, according to
Jim Ebersole, '50, opera manager.
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A MEETING will be held at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow in the Union's 2nd
floor Terrace Room for men in-
terested in promotions, programs,
production or office manager work.
Promotions work includes
general campus publicity, as well
as newspaper and radio promo-
tional efforts, Ebersole said.
Those interested in working on
programs will sell advertising,
write copy and work on layout,
among other things.
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CLIFF ROGERS, '50BAd, opera
promotions manager, emphasized
the fact that all men attending to-
morrow night's meeting must come
equipped with eligibility cards.
Rogers added that previous
experience in any of these lines
of work is not necessary.
Right now, the opera is issuing
a last call for music. "All music
must be turned in by Friday of
this week to Rm. 3G of the Union,"
Don Wyant, music chairman, said.
Casting for the all-male musi-
cal comedy will begin some time
after the Christmas vacation, with
rehearsals starting early in the
Grid Ticket Money
Persons who have not yet picked
up money due them from resale of
their football tickets by the Union
must do so by one week from to-
day, according to Bill Wise, Union
The money may be picked up
from 3 to 5 p.m. any weekday in
the Union student offices, he
On Civil Rights
The civil rights proposal passed
by the Young Democrats conven-
tion delegation last week will give
the Democratic party a more unit-
ed front on the civil rights issue, 4
according to Lyn Markus, conven-
Chairman of the campus Young
Democrats, Markus explained that
the measure outlines official back-
ing for President Truman's pro-
A MORE GENERAL proposal
supporting civil rights in theory
had been passed by the Southern
dominated resolutions committee
on a 9-8 vote. Later, the general
convention accepted the minority
report, Markus said.
"No Southern delegation walked
out after the proposal passed.
None of them would have dared to
leave; it would have meant their
finish," Markus declared.
'FAMILY PORTRAIT'-Mary, mother of Jesus, serves dinner to
her four sons in one of the scenes from "Family Portrait," opening
at 8 p.m. today in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Left to right are
Jim Reason as Joseph; Bruce Hoffman, Simon; George Olsen,
Judah; Prof. Claribel Baird, Mary and Naife Kater as James.
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'Family Portrait' use(ITonLife
Of Christ, Will Open Tonight
'PIRATES' CAST-These gaily-dressed people have lead roles in the Gilbert-Sullivan Society pro-
duction of "Pirates of Penzance," opening at 8 p.m. today at Pattengill Auditorium. Standing, left
to right, are Reid Shelton, Carol Neilson, Bob Elson, Shirley Perloff, Don Hostetler and Clarence
Stephenson. Kneeling are, left to right, Fran Hanslovsky, Burt Gabel and Vivien Milan.
A humble Palestinian cottage
and a leafy fig tree will greet the
audience when the curtain rises
on "Family Portrait" at 8 p.m. to-
This is the home of the family
of Jesus of Nazareth, where live
His itother, His brothers, His sis-
ters-in-law and their children. He
has left them to preach through-
out the land.
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THE PLAY, which will be pre-
sented by the speech department
today through Saturday in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, encompass-
es the last three years of Jesus'
The final scene, as the first, is
laid in Nazareth several years af-
ter the crucifixion. Here His fam-
ily, except Mary, still labors under
the selfish delusion that they have if
THE PLAY is directed by Prof.
Valentine Windt, who also directed
its previous presentation by the
speech department in 1939. Theo-
dore Sizer is assistant to the di-
Tickets are on sale from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. daily at Lydia Mendel-
ssohn box office. There will be
student rates for today's and to-
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Grad., as the Pirate King; Clar-
ence Stephenson, '50, as the Police
Sergeant and Bob Elson, '50SM, as
Samuel, lieutenant to the buc-
General director for the show
is Donald Decker, Grad. Bill
Boyer, '50SM, will conduct the
show's 30-piece orchestra; while
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Gil Vickers, Grad., is choral di-
Jimmie Lobaugh, '50SM, is in
charge of choreography. Lobaugh
originated the "Penzance Prance,"
performed by the ladies of the
chorus during the show's first act.
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"PIRATES" will also be present-
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ed at Pattengill at 8 p.m. tomor-
row and Friday-nights. A special
showing will be given at 8 p.m.
Saturday in Detroit's Rackham
Tickets for all performances
are available at the Administra-
tion Building ticket window.
Prices are 90 cents and $1.20 for
the local showings, and $1.20
and $1.80 for the Detroit per-
Some tickets will be available at
the Pattengill box office prior to
curtain time each evening.
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NOT FOR STUDENTS:
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Mechanical Brain Specializes
In Statistical Research Work
GENE BLAND, Mgr
3250 E. Huron River Dr. Ph. 7772
By ED LANNING
A "for research only" tag is all
that stands between University
math students and perfect papers.
This tag is applied to the "me-
chanical brain" of the Statistical
Research Laboratoty-an auto-
matic calculating machine.
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LOCATED in the basement lab of
the Rackham Building, the "brain"
performs complex additions, §ub-
tractions, multiplications and di-
visions at the same time it classi-
fies and compiles data.
The possibilities it would pre-
sent to a homework-plagued
math student are unlimited.
Unfortunately for the graph and
function caste, the machine is
available only to research workers
in universities and public research
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THE CALCULATOR has com-
piled the results of studies to de-
termine the relation of minor
spring illnesses to polio, to deter-
mine reactions of rats to anaes-
thetics and to learn the effects of
motorboats on fishing.
It was even used by the United
States Army to compile a per-
sonality rating scale.
The "brain" does its work on
standard tabulating cards on
which numerical data have been
punched. For Roland 0. Gum-
precht, doing research in chemical
engineering, it handled 12 multi-
plications and four subtractions
on each card, at the same time
keeping track of six algebraic
signs-all in 15 seconds.
Dear Major-Come home. You
can sleep anywhere in the house;
we won't make you take a bath.
Like Yale's "poor little lambs
who have lost their way," Lambda
Chi Alpha's St. Bernard mascot
has been playing Magellan again.
General description: weight, 125
lbs; eyes, bloodshot brown; com-
plexion, heavily bearded; height, a
bit shorter than most Lambda
Chi's; disposition, ask any mail-
Anyone who has seen Major in
the last seven days is urgently re-
quested by LXA members to call
Ted Black at 2-0249.
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