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One Act Play To Highlight Union Open House
Michifish, Fencing Display
Scheduled for Presentation . .

Greed as a result of poverty and
oppression will form the theme for
the one act play, "Lithuania," to
be presented as one of the feature
attractions during the annual Un-
ion Open House, to be held from 1
to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Scheduled to be performed at
2:30 p.m. in the Union Ballroom,
the violent story of a psychological
murder was written by the Eng-
lish soldier-poet Rupert Brooke. It
is the author's only play and is in
surrealistic style, with short and
very concise lines.
* * *
THE STORY itself deals with
the savage murder of a rich man
who comes to the house of starv-
ing farmers. Produced by the
speech department under the di-
rection of E. Paul Rebillot, the
cast includes Barbara Carse, Wan-
dalie Henshaw, Mike Gregoric, Don
Hartweg, Jalel Askarzadek and
Beverly Blancett.
In keeping with the nature of
the Union Open House, no ad-
mission will be charged for
"Lithuania," which is one of
three plays included in the
speech department play bill to
be presented tomorrow night.
This is the first year that the
Union Open House has included
such a presentation. In previous
years, the ballroom has been the
scene of the General Motors "Pre-
view of Progress" show. Since
many students have seen this dis-
play, the committee decided that
they would p$lease the guests more
by arranging something new.
ALSO TO BE featured for the
first time at this year's open house
will be a fencing exhibition, sched-
uled for 1:30 p.m. in Rms. L, M
and N on the third floor of the
To be presented by three
members of the Sale de Tuscan
Fencing Club of Detroit, the dis-
play has been planned with the
hope of stimulating interest on
campus in the sport of fencing. .
Richard Perry, fencing coach at
the University of Detroit, will open
the exhibition by explaining the
basic principles of fencing so that
students will gain some knowledge
of what fencing is as a competi-
tive sport.
* * *
PERRY WILL then demonstrate
two major weapons used in the
sport, the foil and the sabre. The
exhibition will close with a sabre
bout illustrating unusual technique
in fencing.
Bob Derdaran, a member of
the 1956 Olympic fencing team,
and Donna Hill, a student at the
University, will also take part in

the program. Miss Hill has fenc-
ed in national competition and
is ranked among the top thirty
women fencers in the nation.
Also featured during the after-
noon will be performances, at 1:45
and 2:45 p.m., by Michifish, wo-
men's synchronized swimming
club. The coeds will present selec-
tions from the water ballet to be
presented at the dedication of the
new women's pool. The perform-
ance Saturday will be presented
in the Union pool.
* * *
STUDENTS and Community
members attending the open house
will also have a chance to see the
inside story of the Michigan
Marching Band. "Here Comes the
Band," a film made by a profes-
sional company, will be presented
at 3 and 3:30 p.m. in Room L on
the third floor.'
Featuring the championship
band of 1950, the movie shows
details of the formations and
dances used at the Rose Bowl
and at the band's performance
in New York City.
The documentary will also show
how the band develops from the
first practice session to the organ-
ization seen by the public.
* * *
FROM 3 to 5 p.m. Paul McDon-
ough and his orchestra will play
for dancing in the North Lounge.
Free cokes and donuts will be
served during this mixer.
During the afternoon, ping-
pong, billiards, bowling and pool
tournaments will be held. Men
who have reached the semi-
finals will compete for trophiesl
to be awarded to the winner of
each activity.
In addition, the winner of the
Union ping-pong tournament will
play the coed winner of the recent
WAA-sponsored. ping-pong tour-
* * *
EXHIBITIONS in the lobby of
the Union will include prints re-
ceiving first and second prizes and
honorable mentions in the recent
Union Amateur Photo Contest.
Highlight for many guests will
be the tours conducted into the
tower of the Union. The tower,
from which visitors can get a
"bird's eye" view of Ann Arbor,
is open only this one time each
Coeds and men alike will be in-
vited to explore the whole build-
ing. Hostesses from the various
sororities and dormitories on cam-
pus, as well as members of the
Union student activities staff, will
be on hand to help guide guests
around the Union.

-Daily-Dean Morton
"YOU'RE A COWARD"-Rehearsing a scene from "Lithuania,"
one act play to be presented at the annual Union Open House to
be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Barbara Carse urges Mike
Gregoric, her husband, to commit i murder. Wandalie Henshaw,
as their daughter, looks on.
Freshman Women Petition
For Fall Positions in League

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Sophomore positions, for which'
petitions are due at 5 p.m. Mon-
day in the League, are open to all
second semester freshmen women'
who are scholastically eligible.
The positions open include two
captains for the dance classes, one
member of the House Committee,
three members of the Interview-
ing and Nominating Committee
and two members of the Judiciary
* * *
COEDS MAY also petition for
Soph Cab positions which include
a general chairman, floorshow di-
rector, secretary and chairmen of
finance, costumes, dance, decora-
tions, make-up, music, script, spe-
cial booths and tickets.
Assistants will be chosen to
work with each of the chairmen
listed above.
Other posts open are chairmen
of hostesses, programs, refresh-j
ments, publicity, posters, stunts
and ushers. A stage manager and
assistant manager are also need-
ed for the production.
" s s
THE DANCE classes meet three
nights a week under the instruc-
tion of a qualified instructor and
are separated into singles and
couples classes. They also sponsor
an exhibition dance class which
performs at various campus func-
tions and is formed from members
of the regular dance classes.
House Committee duties in-
clude taking care of the League
Library, the Barbara Little Mu-
sic Rooms and other League fa-
The Interviewing and Nominat-
ing Committee interviews women
Applications Due
For Scholarships
Ethel McCormick scholarship
applications are due at 5 p.m. to-
morrow in the Undergraduate Of-
fice of the League.
Scholarships are open to jun-
iors only who have shown .out-
standing scholarship and leader-
ship, have participated in numer-
ous campus activities and have
the financial need.
Three $100 awards will be given
to University coeds displaying the
above abilities and characteristics.
The winners will be announced at
Installation Night on April 14.
The scholarship is given in hon-
or of Miss Ethel A. McCormick,
social director of the League. "Miss
Mac," as she is known by Univer-
sity coeds, is responsible for co-
ordinating and supervising all of
the many and varied League ac-
She finds time to listen to prob-
lems, offer guidance and help to
develop qualities of leadership.
Committee members of numerous
campus events have often said,
"What would we do without 'Miss

COORDINATION of the work
of the4House Judiciary Councils
and the League-House Judiciary
Council is the job of the Judiciary
Council. They also hear cases re-
ferred to them by these councils
or by the Women's Panel.
The women chosen for the
central committee of Soph Cab
will have charge of an event
which is presented every year
by sophomore women under the
sponsorship of the League.
Taking over the second floor of
the League, the coeds plan a floor-
show in Lydia Mendelssohn The-
ater, dancing in the League Ball-
room, booths along the corridors
and refreshments for the couples
EACH YEAR the proceeds from
Soph Cab are turned over to some
Women interested in petitioning
may obtain furtherinformation
from 3 to 5 p.p. daily in the In-
terviewing and Nominating Room
of the League or from the presi-
dent's reports in the League Li-
'Spring Prelude'
To Be Presented
At Union Satuday
Hoping to encourage the "balmy
breezes" to pay a permanent vis-
it to Ann Arbor, the members of
the Union dance committee are
planning "Spring Prelude" from
9 p.m. to midnight Saturday in
the Union Ballroom.
Strains of "Wanted," "Young at
Heart" and "Moonlight in Ver-
mont" will help set the mood for
couples as they dance to the mu-
sic of Paul McDonough and his
The band, heard at the Union
throughout this semester and last,
has also played at Gulantics, Paul
Bunyan Dance and Assembly Ball.
Later this term they are planning
to provide the music for the an-
nual J-Hop at Northern Michigan
College of Education in Marquette.
Two professional arrangers,
Earle Pearson and Red Johnson,
are kept busy preparing orchestra-
tions for the group. Pearson and
Johnson have also written the ar-
rangements for the last several
Union Operas and for numbers
peformed by t h e Michigan
Marching Band.
The spring mood willinvade the
ballroom, in the form of a false
ceiling of pink and green crepe
paper. Other decorations will also
carry out the theme, as will the
Entertainment is being planned
during intermission. Included in
the program will be a hula dance
number, to be performed by Aud-
rey McIntyre.
Tickets for the dance, which is
open to everyone on campus, are
priced at $1.50 per couple. They
will be sold at the door.
Women attending the dance will
find a casual dress and heels the
order of the evening, while men
will be appropriately dressed in
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who have petitioned for League
positions to the Women's League

Visiting Men
To Perform
At University
North Carolina Group
To Provide Program
Of Choral Selections
Giving a decided Dixie accent to
the program, 31 members of the
Davidson College Male Chorus,
Davidson, N. C., will present a con-
cert at 4:15 p.m. Monday in Aud.
A, Mason Hall.
The group will also sing from
6:30 to 7 p.m. in the Main Lounge
of West Quadrangle.
* * s
NOW ON its 21st annual spring
tour, the chorus will perform in
ten cities, covering seven southern
and midwestern states.
Rated as one of the finest
choral groups in the Southeast,
the Davidson College Male Chor-
us was formed more than a half-
century ago by student directors
from an amateur octette.
For several years the group sang
on a series of broadcasts over a
Dixie network. They have also
made a number of coast-to-coast
* * *
THEIR PRIMARY function is
to give Davidson students a chance
to study choral singing and liter-
ature. Many of its members are
candidates for the ministry and
their training will help them with
their future work.
In addition to off-campus
concerts and radio work, the
group sings at the Davidson Ves-
per Services, and participate in
the annual Spring Fine Arts Fes-
tival and Christmas Vespers.
Only four members of the Chor-
us claim territory above and be-
yond the Mason-Dixon line as
home, with the group representing
eight Southern states and one for-
eign country. The North Carolina'
population is best represented with
South Carolina and Florida follow-
* * *
tor of the Chorus, is a graduate
of the University. While at the
University, the Davidson director
was soloist and student director of
the Men's Glee Club and also serv-
ed as student director of the Uni-
versity Choir.
Serving as Director of the
Music department, Prof. Plott
is choral director during the
summer at Transylvania Music
Camp in Brevard, N. C.
He went to Davidson from the
directorship of vocal music at
Owosso High School.
* * *
THE PROGRAM will include
Victoria's "Jesu Dulcis," Hasler's
"Cantato Donino," "Out of the
Depths I Cry to Thee," by Bach,
Randall Thompson's "Tarantella,"
a group of Schubert songs for male
voices and spirituals, madrigals
and folk songs.
Founded in 1837 by the Pres-
byterian Church as a non-sec-
tarian small liberal arts college,
Davidson was named for a Rev-
olutionary War hero, who was
killed by the British on the
banks of the Catawba River
while trying to stop Lord Corn-
The Civil War and reconstruc-
tion cut the college down almost to
the ground, but after the turn of
the century it expanded again.

Military Ball
Tickets for Military Ball, to
be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday, March 26 in the Union
Ballroom, are now on sale. Pric-
ed at $3 per couple, they are
available at North Hall and in
the Temporary Class Building.
The annual formal will feature
the music of Fred Netting and
his orchestra.

Rivals Seek
For Control
Of Slide Rule
Suspense will be running high
this week and next, while the law-
yers try to discover where the en-
gineer's slide rule has been hidden
before the 25th annual Slide Rule
Ball, to take place from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. on Friday, March 20, in the
League Ballroom.
Rivalry between the two groups
for the possession of the slide rule
developed on campus many years
ago, when law students had classes
in Haven Hall.
* r
THE ENGINEERS would be sta-
tioned at one end of the diagonal,
while the lawyers would guard the
other entrance. Then the barris-
ters parked a car in the middle of
the Engineering Arch, and let the
air out of the tires.
In retaliation, the "engine
gang" would line up all around
the Arch to prevent the lawyers
from reaching their classrooms.
Members of the Law School in
1921 stole the giant slide rule,
which was going to be the main
decoration of the Slide Rule Ball.
* * *
FOR REVENGE, the engineers
invaded Crease Ball with tear gas
bombs and cut the power box cur-
Since then the success of the
dance is based on whether or not
the barristers are able to find
the hiden slide rule before the
In 1951 three rules were on hand
to prepare for misfortune. How-
ever the lawyers were successful
and Crease Ball was highlighted
by the presence of two of them.
ONE OF THEM was lost in 1952,
but again the barristers proved
victorious by finding the others in
a locked room of the Union.
Last year it was turnabout for
the engineers,'and the rules pro-
vided a triumphant decoration
for their dance. Unfortunately,
one of them was destroyed,
when about 30 "legal men"
crashed the ball. At this time
also, one of the chaperones suf-
fered a fractured ankle in the
scuffle that ensued.
This year's theme will be
"Spring Prelude," in keeping with
the season. Mel Sachs and his or-
chestra will be featured.
* * *
TICKETS FOR the all campus,
semi-formal dance are priced at
$2.50 per couple, and will be on
sale from Monday through Friday
in the Engineering Arch. They
may also be purchased in the
Technic office or from any mem-
ber of Triangles, and will be avail-
able at the door.
Co-chairmen for the dance are
Marjory Maurer and Bob Cons-
tant. Other committee chairmen
include Chuck Stickels, publicity;
Larry Mack and Jim Snediker,
tickets; Anne Campbell, decora-
tions and Carley Conrad and Ad-
rienne Haigan, programs.

Hillelzapoppin- . . .
Tickets for Hillelzapoppin', to be
presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at
Tappan Jr. High School, are now
on sale in the Lobby of the League,
at the Hillel Building and by mail
addressed to Box 140, Alice Lloyd
The price of the tickets for this
annual variety show has been set
at $1.20, $1.50, and $1.80.
The show, which originated sev-
en years ago as a means of rais-
ing funds for the United Jewish
Appeal, is written and acted by
Jewish students on campus. Musi-
cal skits, comedy, songs and dance
routines are presented.
Two years ago Zeta Beta Tau
won the cup, presented for the
best act with a political satire.
Last year's winner was a "Comic

Capers" skit presented by the
independent women.
Vieing for first place this year
will be "Banned in Boston" pre-
sented by the Independent women
and a skit concerned with "Shel-
don," enacted by Zeta Beta Tau.
Tau Delta Phi will feature "Snow
White and the Seven Deadly Sins,"
which Sigma Delta Tau sorority
will produce "Ive an' Ego."
"Video Review" will be given by
Sigma Alpha Mu and "That's Our
Jake" will be presented by the
members of Adelphi.
The Judges for this event will be
Professor Frank L. Huntley of the
English Department; Professor
James B. Wallace, of the Music
Department and Professor Marvin
J. Eisenberg, of the Fine Arts De-
There will be a party following
*the performance at the Hillel
Building for all people attending
the show.
* * *
Ice Show. .
University students will play a
major role in the twelfth annual
"Melody on Ice" show to be given
by the Ann Arbor Figure Skating
Club Friday, Saturday and a mat-
inee performance on Sunday at
the Colosium.
Director of the show is John
Nitingale, Spec., a student from
St. Paul, Minn. He is being assist-
ed by his wife Helen, who taught
figure skating for the women's
physical education department.
Sue Morgan will also assist.
They are preparing more than
250 junior, intermediate and sen-
ior skaters for the event.
The 1954 Midwestern Senior
Men's Champion, Ray Blommer,
will appear twice in each per-
formance as a guest skater. A
member of the Milwaukee, Wis.,
Figure Skating Club, Blommer's
"breathtaking jumps and spec-
tacular footwork," according to
reports, won him the undisputed
title at the recent Midwestern
Competitions at East Lansing.
Pat Earhart, an Ann Arbor resi-
dent who lives at Betsy Barbour,
will open the show with a "Gra-
nada" number. She will be ac-
companied by a sextet of senior
club members.
Helen Nightingale, Gold Medal-
ist and former Mid-Western
Champion will make her first ap-

pearance in Ann Arbor as the
"Prima Ballerina" in the "ballet"
number opening the second half
of the show
Another feature of the show will
be the appearance of Midge Pal-
mer, fornmer professional skater
who has toured South. America
and appeared many times in New
York. She will star in the closing
Tickets for all performances are
on sale at the Union and at the
ice rink and at bookstores in the
The Ann Arbor Figure Skating
Club began as a group of Univer-
sity faculty and townspeople who
met occasionally. It was organized
as a member club of the United
States Figure Skating Association
in 1939 to foster and encourage
figure skating in the community.

lowing committees of Frosh Week-
end will hold meetings today:
MAIZE TEAM: 3 to 6 p.m., floor-
show tryouts in the League Ball-
room; 4 p.m., program committee,
Mosher Hall living room; 7 p.m.,
finance, 4554 Stockwell; tickets,
Jordan Hall small living room;
'7:15 p.m., publicity, Jordan Hall
dining room and 8 p.m., patrons,
4554 Stockwell. BLUE TEAM: 5
p.m., publicity committee in the
* S S
ing Club will ride at 7 p.m. today.
Crop and Saddle tryouts will con-
tinue through this week.
* * *
be an important meeting of Theta
Sigma Phi, national honorary fra-
ternity for women in journalism,
at 7 p.m. today in Rm. 1435 Mason
* * *
JGP-J.G.P. poster committee
will meet at 7:15 p.m. today at the
* * *
Mortar Board will meet at 8:30
p.m. today at Madelon Pound
House, 1024 Hill St. at East Uni-

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