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Bagpipe Band, Dancing Lassies
To March in Michigras Parade

Receiver of a record number of
prizes at Highland festivals, the
Plymouth Kiltie Band, accompan-
ied by the Dancing Lassies, will
participate in the Michigras Par-
ade to be held Friday, April 23.
Considered one of the few au-
thentic bagpipe bands in the coun-
try and one of the best, the kiltie
Band members are Scottish-born
or Canadians of Scottish-descent.
THE LASSIES specialize in the
Highland Fling, the Sword Dance
and the Irish Jig. They will ac-
company the band at all. summer
"The lads," as the members
are called, are talented players
of the bagpipe, one of the most
intricate of wind instruments.
Purchased in Scotland, most of
the bagpipes have four reeds, one
of which is the chanter, resemb-
ling an oboe. It plays the mel-
ody. The other pipes, the drones,
also have reeds and produce the
continuously low, or bass tones.
This year the band has a new
dress. Formerly, the lads wore the
MacKenzie tartan kilts of the Sea-
Booth Chairmen
The booth committee chair-
men for Michigras will meet at
7:15 p.m. today in the Michi-
gras Office, basement of the

forth Highlanders, a famous Scot-
tish regiment. This year students
will see them in bonnie Prince
Charley's Royal Stuart tartans.
* * *
ACTUALLY, the band members
represent many famous clans and
regiments. Pipe Major William
McDougall and Pipe Sergeant Rob-
ert Laidlov were members of the
Essex Scottish-Regiment during
World War II and were captured
in the gallant raid on Dieppe by
Canadian troops.
Drummer Dave Dempster
served in the Gordon Highland-
ers during World War I, and
George Glass was a member of
the Black Watch regiment.
Leader of the band this year is
William Ramsay. He was born in
Scotland and came to the United
States 35 years ago.
"The:, ylads and lassies," em-
ployees of an automobile corpor-
ation, play and dance on week-
ends and when they can be spared
1 from their jobs.

HOOT MON!-An added attraction in the Michigras parade
to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23, will be the Dancing
Lassies. These "Scotch Misses" will accompany the Plymouth
Kiltie Band, which has received numerous prizes at highland

Union Opera Star Appears
On Paul Whiteman's Show

Faculty Panel
To Provide
Job Guidance
"Value of Humanties"
To Inaugurate League
Career Conferences
Five University faculty members
will participate in a panel discus-
sion at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the
League in the first of a series of
League-sponsored career confer-
On the panel to discuss the sub-
ject "Value of Humanities in Earn-
ing a Living," will be Prof. Mar-
vin Felheim, on the English de-
partment; Prof. Edgar Willis, of
the speech department; Prof. Otto
Graf, of the language department;
Prof. Howard Ehrmann, of the his-
tory department and Miss Mildred
Webber, of the Bureau of Ap-
* M
STUDENTS will learn from the
panel what types of jobs are of-
fered in the various fields of the
Humanities, and then Miss Web-
ber will tie the discussion together
by giving specific job opportunities
available to graduates.
After the panel discussion, the
students will split up into four
groups dealing with speech, his-
tory, English and languages.
Each of the groups will be head-
ed by one of the four professors
participating in the panel dis-
Included in each of the groups
will also be graduates working in
the field who will give an account
of their personal experiences in
their jobs and offer advice and
suggestions to students participat-
ing in the sections.
* * *
ALL THE students in the groups
will be able to ask the professors
and graduates who are active in
the four fields any specific ques-
tions they may have.
This conference, and the ones
succeeding it, will offer help and
guidance to juniors and seniors
who are interested in knowing
what specific jobs they can expect
in their fields after graduation,
and to freshmen and sophomores
who still are not sure of their
majors and might be helped by in-
formation about specific 'job op-
The idea for these conferences
grew' out of suggestions made at
the League Workshop this fall for
some type of career guidance for
women in the University.
Recognizing the fact that many
women come to the University and
take a liberal arts course without
knowing exactly what phase "of
work they intend to go into, the
group set out to provide a chance
for them to learn more about job
opportunities in specific fields.
Mortarboard Sets
Entrance Deadline'
For Scholarships
Applicatiom deadline for Mortar-
board scholarships has been ex-
tended to Thursday. They will be
due at 5 p.m. in the Undergraduate
Office of the League.
The $100 scholarship, based on
scholarship, leadership, service and
financial need, will be awarded to
an outstanding junior on campus.
Applications may be left in the
Mortarboard box,haddressed to
Jackie Schiff, in the Undergrad-
uate Office. Students will be con-
tacted for interviews during the
week of March 29.
Mortarboard, national senior wo-

men's honorary society, bases its
membership on service, scholar-
ship and leadership in campus

--Daily-Chuck Kelsey
"aMAIZ-in PURSE-onalities"-Maize team members Carolyn
Muench and Janis Silverstone, in the back row, with Shirley
Worrell and Diana Cook work on posters and purses that will
publicize their Frosh Weekend dance and floorshow to be held
Friday, April 15.
Theme for Frosh Weekend
Announced by Maize Team

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Sunday was not an ordinary day
for Earl Sayer '57.
Although he left his room in
South Quadrangle early in the
morning and returned in the eve-
ning, a natural procedure, during
the interim, he had traveled ap-
proximately 1200 miles and had
appeared on a coast to coast tele-
vision program.
* s *
SUNDAY night Sayer, who had
a leading role in Union Opera and
was recently tapped for Mimes
Honorary, appeared on the Paul
Whiteman talent show originating
from Philadelphia, Pa.
In his Irish tenor style, he
sang "Londonderry Air." His au-
dience in "Club 600" included a
rooting section of Taylor House
men who hissed the other con-
testants and made a recording of
his number.
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cerned with the personal welfare
of each program contestant, the
Detroit student remarked. Sayer
expressed further delight at the
verbal compliment paid him by the
orchestra leader who said, "You
sang very well."
« * «
11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, was
spent rehearsing, Sayer said.
He had no intention of ap-
pearing on the show. In fact
when his mother mentioned she
had signed him up for an audi-
tion in Detroit, he was not sure
what it was for, and further-
more did not plan to waste a
Monday evening.
When an Ann Arbor friend of-
fered him a ride, however, he de-
cided to keep the appointment.
* * *
Since he was one of approxi-
mately 2600 who auditioned
throughout the country, Sayer was
surprised to receive the good news
on a long distance phone call from
Philadelphia. This was merely the
first of a long series of calls from
New York and the Quaker City.
Most of Sayer's previous expe-
rience consisted of choir sing-
ing. "I have been in one since a
little kid," he said. He also stud-
ied at the Detroit Conservatory
of Music for about one-half year
and for a time was member of
the Detroit Opera Guild.
First semester he appeared on
television stations in Cleveland
and Detroit doing advance pub-
licity for Union Opera.
While Sayer's ultimate goal is
to take part in stage musicales and
make recordings, he tentatively
plans to attend law school after
getting his undegraduate degree
in business administration.


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SENATE-Members^of the Wo-
men's Senate are asked to attend
an important meeting at 4 p.m. to-
day in the League. Voting will
take place on the candidates who
have been nominated to fill the
available League positions. The
nominations will then be presented
to all houses for approval.
terior Decorating Group of the
Michigan Dames will meet at 7:30
p.m. tomorrow at the home of their
chairman, Mrs. Gordon Lindland,
1113 S. State St. Members should
wear blue jeans and bring paint
brushes, boxes and newspaper in
order to work on the booth for
be a meeting of the League Coun-
cil at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
League. All members are asked to
* * *
BALLET CLUB - The Ballet
Club will meet at 7:30 today in
Barbour Gymnasium.
* 'I *
Badminton Club will hold its tour-
nament from 7 to 9 p.m. today at
Waterman Gym.

EACH ARTICLE in the purse will
have its own personality, shown by
its songs and dances in the floor-
show. Decorations for the dance
will be giant-size articles, such as
a package of tissues, Michigan ID
card and many other items found
in coeds' purses.
Paul McDonough and his or-
chestra will provide music for
dancing in the League Ballroom
room. Tickets for the event are
priced at $1.50 and will go on
sale soon.
Sally Wilkinson, chairman of
the Maize Team, announced that
tickets and programs would be
back from the printers within the
next week.
FLOORSHOW chairman and.
assistant chairman, Meridelle
Knights and Sally Ann Miller,
have been conducting floorshow
rehearsals daily, in hopes of main-
taining the winning streak of the
Maize Team. Last year the Maize
Team took top honors for their
presentation of "Jumpin' Jupiter."
The teams will also try to out-
do each other in decorations,
publicity, entertainment, ticket
sales and program design. Each
team, Maize and Blue, will give
an all-campus dance, complete
with a musical floorshow-one
on Friday and- one on Saturday
night of Frosh Weekend, April
15 and 16.
The theme or the Blue Team
will be announced by chairman,
Joanne Karch, later in the week.
The following committees of
Frosh Weekend will meet tomor-
row in the League:
MAIZE TEAM-9 a.m. to noon
and 2 to 6 p.m., decorations, DE
Room; 3 to 6 p.m., publicity, DE
Room and 7 to 9 p.m., floorshow
in the League Ballroom.
BLUE TEAM-7 p.m., decora-
tions, publicity room of the League.

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