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CoedsHelp in Opera Production



By Women
For Ladies'
Behind the scenes of the 33rd
annual Union Opera production,
"No Cover Charge," campus co-
eds have crashed the confines of
the male musical masquerade to
take an active part on various
phases of the extravaganza.
Needles, thread and creative in-
stincts run rampant in a small
room deep in the recesses the Un-
ion's fourth floor as Joan Klein-
pell, '54, directs a bevy of seam-
stresses making costumes for the
"ladies'" chorus for this year's
This costumes headquarters for
the Opera looks as if it might be
the counterpart of Madame Schi-
aparelli's famed Parisian studio
as the women complete some 50
Each "artist" on the com-
mittee is allowed to use her own
imagination in making the cos-
tumes. This maintains interest
in spite of the fact that much
hard work is involved in turning
out filmy attire for a gang of
masculine chorus girls.
Costumes from overalls to eve-
ning gowns to western cowboy
suits have been designed for past
Union Opera shows by masculine
hands. Creating elaborate parisian
attire and huge zany hats is the
job of the coed costume depart-
ment this year.
For over a month the coeds have
been hemming and pinning every
day from 3 to 5 p.m. to assemble
the costumes for curtain time next

-University Photo Service
SHOW BUSINESS-Costume chairman Joan Kleinpell is ad-
justing chorister Al Polen's hat.

* * * '
Jobs on the promotions commit-i
tee have also been filled by coed
Stamping blue books with the
"No Cover Charge" insignia,
painting posters and sending in-
formation to newspapers, radio
and television stations are some
of the duties taken over by the
women on this committee.
"The women act as 'idea peo-
ple' on the promotions commit-
tee," explained Harry Blum, chair-
man of publicity operations for
this year's opera.

' * * * .
The, coeds are also handling ad-
vance publicity for the six road
shows that the opera cast will pre-
sent in such cities as Detroit,
Cleveland and Chicago.
The half time show presented
by the University Marching Band
during the Cornell game which
featured Union Opera, was ar-
ranged by Gret Meier, '54.
A sneak TV preview of the op-
era production which is slated to
appear at 6 p.m. on Saturday on
WWJ, channel four, was also
scheduled by the women of the
promotions department.

Campus Acts
Will Audition
For Gulantics
Talent Files Provide
Names of Individuals,
Groups for Tryouts
Beginning auditions for Gulan-
tics, annual all-student talent
show, will take place from 1 to
5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the League.
Gulantics, to be presented Feb.
21 in Hill Auditorium, began as
a variety show in April, 1949. It
was started by the Union, the
League, and the Men's Glee Club.
BEFORE THAT time the Union-
League talent committee had de-
sired to begin a continuous cam-
pus talent file.
Auditions were arranged by
this group for any and all cam-
pus talent and the talent file
was begun, which at first en-
abled the Union to pick enter-
tainers for their subsequent
The talent file soon was opened
for the use of all groups, whether
campus or private.
- * * *
JGP, Soph Cabaret or Gilbert
and Sullivan committees could
refer to it when in search of talent
for their productions, and private
groups often used it for enter-
tainment ideas.
A Union sponsored contest re-
sulted in the choice of the name
for the variety show.
The 'G' came from the Men's
Glee Club, the 'L' from the Lea-
gue, and the 'U' from Union. "An-
tics" was added to form the full
name, Gulantics.
CASH PRIZES were offered at
the first Gulantics show, which
featured 14 acts and prizes are still
awarded today to the top three
winners of the competition.
Gulantics was the first pro-
duction presented in Hill Audi-
torium to use a stage setting.
At the time of the first show a
warm-up session was a feature
which was carried out by Ted
Smith's band and the Men's Glee
place a half hour before the open-
ing of the show and was planned
to help early comers get into the
spirit of the evening.
The theme of the show cen-
tered around a night club at-
mosphere, with MC Bob Hal-
brook, who was aided by "at-
mosphere" assistants, Mike Cra-
ver, Joe Dean, Tom Brown, Bob
Warner, and "smiling" Dana El-
Previous talent showsahave fea-
tured surprise faculty acts, such
as the one last year spotlighting
Orientation Chief Ivan Parker, So-
cial Director of Women Ethel Mc-
Cormack, and Prof. Russell Hus-
sey of the geology department.
Tryouts in the League will be
held again on Saturday, Dec. 13.
There will be a meeting for
all women in dormitories and
independent houses who signed
up to work on Fortnight Publi-
city at 5 p.m. today in the Lea-
The general committee urges
all coeds to attend this impor-
tant meeting.

Formals, formals and more for-
mals will be seen this weekend as
fraternities, sororities and dorms
usher in the holiday season.
Christmas pledge formals are
in store for the Alpha Delta Pi's,
and the Gamma Phi Beta's.
The Tr Delts will be found
dancing to the music of Johnny
Harper, while the Kappa Delta's
are being serenaded by the mu-
sic of Bill Klein.
"Winter Wonderland" will form
the background for the Sigma
Delta Tau pledge formal and the
Chi Omega's will be reciting "Twas
the Night Before Christmas" in
preparation for their "The Night
Before Christmas" dance.
Alpha Gamma Delta women

will be seen amid Christmas
decorations dancing to the mu-
sic of Con Carrington.
A harpest will provide a novel
touch to diners at the Phi Kappa
Psi pledge formal, while Hal Sing-
er will be the music man for the
Theta Chi's and their dates.
PHI SIGMA DELTA couples will
be found in a "Winter Wonder-
land" and one will have to look
hard to find the Delta Upsilons
amid their "Semi .Modern" dec-
Mel Sacks and his Sextet will
be providing the music for the
Acacia annual winter pledge
formal, while Jim Masters and
his orchestra 'will seranade
Sigma Alpha Mu men and their
dates. The girls will receive or-
chid corsages. Tonight the Sam-
mes will have a "Good Night"
party at the house.
Alpha Kappa Psi and Chi Psi
men are in store for a gala week-
end, complete with Christmas
pledge formals.
FILET MIGNON will provide
the finishing touch at the Lambda
Chi formal, while the dates of the
Zeta Beta Tau's will carry home
little stuffed animals as favors of
this year's pledge ball.
"Music by Mitchell" is slated
for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon for-
mal and a "December Dream"
ball is on the agenda for Sigma
Nu men.

Christmas trees will provide the
setting for an evening of fun for
the Phi Chis, while the Sigma Chi
actives are being entertained roy-
ally by the pledges at a Christmas
dinner dance.
* *
A "WONDERLAND" atmosphere
will greet the guests of Newberry
and Barbour women at their an-
nual Christmas ball.
Snow is the chief demand of
the Phi Delta Phi's for their Fri-
day "Skiing" party, guests are
to come prepared for an indoor
or outdoor atmosphere.
Delta Chi members are practic-
ing their Russian in preparation
for their "Cossacks" party.

Students To Sign
For J-Hop Tickets
J-Hop committee members have
announced that students who are
planning to attend the dance make
reservations on next Wednesday,
Thursday or Friday at the Admin-
istration Building,
On Wednesday, Dec. 10, the jun-
iors will be able to reserve tickets
for the dance, on Thursday, Dec.
11, seniors and graduate students
will make reservations and on Fri-
day, Dec. 12, freshmen and sopho-
mores may also reserve tickets.
The reason for starting the new
reservation policy is to be sure
that tickets are not sold over ca-
pacity for the one night affair.
Previously 3-Hopnhas been held
on two consecutive nights.
Those wishing to sign up for
tickets must go to the Administra-
tion Building in person. Students
wishing to reserve a block of tick-
ets must have the names of those
desiring ducats.


Pledge Formals, House Dances, Christmas Parties
Scheduled To Usher in Holiday Spirit This Weekend

A hayride party is on deck for
the Phi Delta Theta's, while the
Alpha Chia Sigma's are making
plans for their "50th Anniversary"
The Chi Phi House will take on
a Greek Temple environment as
visitors don Greek and Roman at-
tire for the occasion.
Assembly Workshop
The semi-annual Assembly
Board Workshop will be held
at 1 p.m. tomorrow In the Lea-
gue. Discussions will be con-
ducted on problems and activi-
ties in the dormitories. All In-
dependent women are Invited
to attend.


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