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'Show Boat' To Dock at League for Annual Assembly Ball

Ship Accommodtion
With Theatre, Casino
Assembly will launch its semi-
formal dance, "Show Boat", at
9:30 p.m. Friday on the second
floor of the League.
Tickets for the coed-bid dance
will be on sale from,9 a.m. to 5
p.m. today through Friday in the
League. Tickets are priced at
$2.80 per couple.
The committee for "Show Boat"
asks that women do not wear cor-
sages to the dance.
* * *
MUSIC for the evening will be
provided by Phil Brestoff and his
orchestra from Detroit. In keep-
ing with the theme of the dance
they will play many, selections
from "Show Boat", such as "Make
Believe", "Old Man River", "Why
Do I Love You" and "He's Just My
The entire second floor of
the League will undergo a tem-
porary change of atmosphere.
The main ballroom of the
League will be decorated to repre-
sent a 19th century theatre for the
production "Show Boat". In the
theatre will be such famous char-
acters as the mustached villain,
Radcliffe Club
To Aid Grads
Ann Arbor Radcliffe Club alum-
nae will offer a $400 scholarship
to a University of Michigan grad-
'~uate woman for a year's basic
training course in administration
to begin next August at Radcliffe.
The scholarship will cover ap-
proximately one-fourth of the
year's total expense. The session
will include a three-month train-
ing program with different organi-
A' special certificate will be
awarded at the end of the year.
The work may not be counted
toward credit for a master's de-
Many types of organizations co-
operate with the Radcliffe pro-
gram. Placements have been made
in a variety of fields including
manufacturing firms, department
stores, insurance offices, broad-
casting stations and hospital and
military administrative posts.
Applications will be due May 1,
at the Office of the Dean of Wom-
en. The DOB wil carry further de-
[_oed Can endar
Badminton Club-Members will
play between 7 and 9 p.m. today
at Waterman Gym. A doubles
tournament between members is
in the offing. Club Manager,
Mona Pick, has announced that
coeds should bring their own
* * *
JGP Meeting-Members of the
makeup committee of JGP will
meet at 3 p.m. today in the

s To Provide Guests
Saloon, Ballroom
the little girl who can't pay the
rent and the muscular hero.
ballroom, the dancers will find
themselves on a ship's deck, and
upon looking over the railing, will
be able to see the waters of the
The Grand Rapids Room of
the League will be the scene of
a ship's ballroom. There will be
dancing here as well as in the
main ballroom.
Decorated in the fashion of the
era will be the gay ship's saloon,
located in the League dining room,
and the gambling casino, across
from the main ballroom. Weary
dancers will be able to entertain
themselves with card playing in
the atmosphere of the casino.
Leopoldt and his orchestra will
play dance music, Dixieland jazz
and swing for the entertainment
of the "Show Boat" dancers.
The "Little Club" will serve
refreshments in the ship's sa-
loon during the evening. The
tables and chairs will encircle
the bandstand in the candle-
lighted room.
The theme of "Show Boat" was
chosen because of its lightness and
festive nature, and Assembly Ball
promises to be a gala event, said
Nancy Pridmore chairman of the
"We have spent a lot of time
and thought in trying to make
this year's Assembly Ball the
most tremendous ever, and I
sincerely hope that all independ-
ent women will come and enjoy
themselves," said Miss Pridmore.
Other members of the central
committee are Joan Nelson and
Harriet Kopel, publicity co-chair-
men; Renee Iy and Arlene
Suozzo, decorations co-chairmen;
Joan Kaiser, ticket chairman; Ann
Black, finance chairman; Marcia
Goldfarb, building and grounds;
and Ellen Haar, programs and
SFilm Classics
To Be Show
Tickets are on sale now at the
Hillel office in Lane Hall for the
series of film classics to be spon-
sored by members of B'nai B'rith
Hillel Foundation.
Price of the tickets for the com-
plete series will be $1.50 for group
members and $2 for non-members.
Film classics which will be
shown, and their dates of presen-
tation, are: Of Mice and Men,
starring Lon Chaney, March 4;
Golen, with Harry Bauer, March
25; The Barber of Seville, featur-
ing the Opera Comique de Paris,
April 29; and As You Like It, with
Laurence Oliver, May 13.
All presentations will be on Sun-
Following the showings, there
will be a discussion period. Re-
freshments will be served.
Chairman of the Film Classics
Committee is William Altman, and
Alden Harris is handling the
group's publicity.

Plans Meets,
Style Shows
Petitions Available
For Board Positions
In Undergrad Office
Petitions are now available in
the Undergraduate Office of the
League for those interested in posi-
tions on the board of the Women's
Athletic Association.
As a member of the executive
board, the vice president in charge
of student relations has charge of
the three intramural campus
tournaments including volleyball,
basketball, and softball.
* * *
OTHER DUTIES are to plan and
arrange the WAA style show given
in the Fall during orientation week
for freshmen women and to take
charge of house athletic managers'
Eleanor Doersam who has
filled the position this year is
assisted by three other members
of the board; the dormitory, so-
rority, and League house man-
Miss Doersam meets with her
assistants and all the individual
house athletic managers four times
each year to discuss the coming
sport of the season and also the
clubs which will be active that sea-
ALONG WITH these seasonal
athletic managers' meetings, there
are regular club meetings for all
athletic managers. All managers
are eligible to attend. The club
aims to promote greater harmony
and interest in the various acti-
Miss Doersam has been instru-
mental in building up this club.
She has spent considerable effort
in bringing in speakers to ex-
plain and clarify rules and to
give coaching hints.
Intramurals are coordinated by
Miss Doersam and are divided be-
tween her three assistants. Each
one conducts a complete tourna-
ment, scheduling games, notifying
houses when they play, arranging
facilities for the game besides aid-
ing the participation manager in
scoring earned points to the proper
house for playing.
In this position Aiss Doersam
works with team sports and gen-
eral participation.
Petitions for all WAA positions
are due March 6. Interviewing will
begin on March 7.

Petitioning for Junior Positions Open Now

Petitions for junior positions'
are due 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.
Sophomores who desire infor-
mation on petitioning procedure
may 'obtain it at the League Un-
dergraduate Office from 3 to 5
p.m. March 5 to 9.
Members of the interviewing
committee will be there to explain
duties of the positions and to give,
advice and help in writing the
* .* *
nominating committee has also
recommended t h a t interested
sophomores consult the president's
reports for ideas and information
on the many positions open. The
reports may be found in the Un-
dergraduate Office.

Psitions open to next year's
juniors include candy -booths
c h a i r m a n, parliamentarian,
chairman oftransfer orienta-
tion, secretary of orientation,
information booth chairman of
orientation and social chairman.
Additional positions are open on
the executive officers' committees.
They include interviewing and
nominating committee (three po-
sitions); judiciary council (three
positions); dance class committee
captains (four positions); person-
nel committee assistants (five po-
* * *.x
OTHER executive posts include
the public relations committee
assistants (five positions); social

committee assistants for Ruthven
teas (four positions); assistants
for special events (two positions).
Positions open on the Junior
Girls' Play include those of
chairman, assistant chairman,
director, assistant director, see-
retary and treasurer.
JGP chairmen and assistants
will be needed for the following
committees: costumes, dance,
properties, stage and publicity,
Two assistant publicity chairmen
will take charge of posters, stunts
and Daily publicity.
Music committee posts will be
open to a chairman, composer, ar-
ranger, lyric writer, and choral di-



-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
STITCH IN TIME-Athena Savas and Roberta MacGregor are
shown helping Kathryn Radovan hem her formal in preparation
for Assembly Ball which is to be held from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday in the League.
Amethyst, February Birthstone
Set in Ancient Greek Legend

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February's birthstone, the ame-
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gem of St. Valentine, which makes
it particularly appropriate in mod-
ern times, when couples and
friends observe St. Valentine's
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Amethysts, varying in color
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The amethyst is set in a legend
of passion and repentence.' Bac-
chus, the ancient Greek god of
wine, as the story goes, was feud-
ing with Diana, goddess of the
hunt and patroness of maidens.
Angered by some mockery of
Dance Class
A meeting for those interest-
ed in the League Dance Classes
will be held on Thursday,
March 1, at 4 p.m. in the Lea-
gue Ballroom. Ari exhibition
dance performance will be giv-


Diana's, Bacchus vowed to revenge
himself by sacrificing to his tigers
the first maiden to approach
Diana's altar.
It was Amethyst, a beautiful
young maiden, who approached
Diana's shrine after this threat
had been made. But as the tigers
leaped to devour' the woman, Di-
ana intervened and turned her
into a statue of pure white stone.
Repenting his cruel intention,
Bacchus poured a libation of wine
over the young maiden's statue,
turning it a delicate purplish-
violet hue.

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