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WAA To Present Dance Concert

'U' Ballerinas
To Perform
For Children
A new twist this year will be giv-
en to the annual Christmas Con-
cert sponsored by WAA's Ballet
The show will be given for the
children of Ann Arbor's elementary
schools, with youngsters from the
Michigan Children's Institute com-
ing under special supervision.
The program is being given at 4
p.m. Friday in the Sarah Caswell
Angell Hall on the second floor of
Barbour Gym. It is open for the
entire campus to attend, however,
special emphasis will be on chil-
dren's entertainment.
Theme for the concert will be "A
Christmas Surprise," and all club
members will be participating in
some capacity, whether in chore-
ography,costumes or dancing.
The story of the "Christmas Sur-
prise" will be the revealing of the
contents of a mysterious package.
Opening the program will be a lit-
tle girl, portrayed by Marlene
Crawford, who dances before the
closed curtain with the package.
She opens the box and finds a
doll, which immediately comes to
life. The curtain rises revealing all
kinds of toys coming to life.
The toys include four snow fair-
ies-Marlene Kelavos, Mary Beth
Godfrey, Sue Burris and Diana
Springett; Christmas tree, Ruth
Spitale; a pony, Sandra Bader;
three peasant dolls-Judy Barich,
Louise Lasker and Helaine Gove-
They continue with three toy sol-
diers-Janet Scott, Bernadine Bar-
tram, and Evelyn Jacoby, a musi-
cal doll, Balda Heine; and four
Christmas Carols - Beth Greene,
Gaille Valentine, Sandra Bader and
Margaret Heizmann.
The Carols will depict the birth
of Christ and the joy of the world.
The program is undef- the super-
vision of Miss Esther Pease and
Miss Jeanne Parsons of the Physi-
cal Education Department and
Gaille Valentine, club manager.

-Daily-Dean Morton
BALLERINAS-Pictured from top to bottom, Gaille Valentine, Beth
Greene, Sandra Bader and Margaret Heizmann will appear as
Christmas Carols in the WAA's annual Christmas Concert given
by the Ballet Club, depicting the birth of Christ and the joy of the
world. The program will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Barbour Gym.
Dance Chairmen Selected
For Paul Bunyan, IFC Ball

TO Schedule
Student Trips
Members To Offer
Film, Open Discussion
To Interested Visitors
Movies and discussions will high-
light a program sponsored by Uni-
versity members of the Experi-
ment in International Living at 7
p.m. today in Rm. 3M at the Un-
The Experiment in International
Living, with headquarters in Put-
ney, Vt., is an organization which
sponsors student trips during the
summer to Europe, Asia, and South
Requirements for the Experi-
ment include three years of high
school study or two years of col-
lege study in the language of the
specific country in which the stu-
dent wishes to visit. In addition, the
applicant is required to complete
an application form.
Students are placed in small
groups of about nine or ten men
or women, of the same age, with a
leader experienced in foreign trav-
According to this plan, students
go to a specific country, such as
France, where they live with a
family for a month. During that
period, students familiarize them-
selves with the language, customs
and people.
During this period, regular meet-
ings are held to discuss plans for
bicycle trips and excursions to his-
torical spots, such as old castles,
churches and famous battle fields.
In the beginning of August, the
American students and their for-
eign friends take a bicycle trip
throughout the country for about
two weeks. This trip affords the
visitors the opportunity to see his-
torical places, while associating
with the natives of the country.
The last part of the trip is spent
in a large city, such as Paris. Mu-
seums, night clubs and famous
monuments are included in the
agenda of the final stay.
Student ships then transport the
experimenters back to the United
The project operates both ways,
since foreign students have the op-
portunity to come to this country
and participate in the same type of
Several "experimenters" on cam-
pus have arranged an informal
program for students interested in
participating in such an experi-
Further information may be ob-
tained from Marilyn Spiro at No 8-
6195 or Paul Berg at NO 3-0849.

Interested students will have a
chance to sign up for Spring' Week~-
end committees following the mass
meeting at 7:15 p.m. today in the
Each member of the central
committee will give a short talk
explaining the job of his commit-
tee in relation to the weekend as
a whole.
Co-ordinators of the committees
are Barbara Burstein and Stan Lei-
ken, co-chairmen of the Spring
Skit Night, a main feature of the
Weekend, is under the direction
of Nancy Fisher and Tom Cham-
berlain. Their committee is divided
up into four sub-committees. The
first group will deal directly with
the various skits. This committee
eliminates scenarios, directs skits
and makes sure that houses are
preparing their skits.
The remaining sub-committees of
the skit committee will take charge
of securing judges, selecting and
buying trophies, and obtaining an
Special events committee, under
the leadership of Jan Northway and
Bob Gillow, will plan the proces-
sion which officially opens Spring
Weekend. This committee also
makes all arrangements for the
Wolverun Derby; the soap box race
in which racers are entered to be
judged on speed, workmanship,
and originality.

Publicity will be handled by co-
chairmen Joyce Lane annd Fred
Trost. Posters, radio and TV stunts,
stickers, fliers, and buttons will
be distributed.
The Daily Publicity committee
members work with Gail Goldstein.
Herb Wander will head the pro-
gram committee which compiles
and sells programs.
Responsible for Skit Night stag-
ing in Hill Auditorium, Andy Sny-
der and Dave Davies will need
workers to help with construction
of backdrops, lighting, sound, and
making cue sheets for the techni
According to Jo Anne Yates and
Kirke Lewis, ticket co-chairmen,
the aim is to sell more tickets
than ever before. Tickets will be
obtainable on campus and in hous-
ing units.
Keeping mimeograph records of
all meetings, and carrying. on all
correspondence is the job of the
Secretary, Edith McClusky.
Peg Lane heads the financial
committee which draws up the
budget, pays for bills and keeps
track of expenses.
Grass skirts used in Hawaii were
first imported into the islands in
the 19th Century and the supply
for the islands is made in New Jer-

-Daily-Dean Morton
Campus Groups To Sponsor
Yuletide Party for Hospitals

Mass Meeting Planned
For Spring Weekend

Paul Bunyan Dance . .
Chairmen for the annual Paul
Bunyan Dance, to be held Satur-
day, Mar. 12 in the Union Ball-
room, have been announced.
General chairman for the event
is Peter Black and his sub-com-
mittee chairmen include B ill
Fischer, foreman; Larry Davis,
publicity; Spike Johnson, tickets
and program; Jim Noel, proper-
ties; Don Sharf, decorations; Rog-
er Bachmann, displays and Paul
Uhlendorf, entertainment.
Music for the dance will be pro-
vided by Hal Singer and his orches-
tra. The band contains seven pieces,
and has a featured vocalist.

IFC BaII .. .

Christmas cheer will be brought
to shut-ins at local hospitals as the
Union, the League, and Mu Phi
Epsilon present a variety show and
Yuletide party Saturday.
Entertaining at University Hos-
pital, Ypsilanti State Hospital, St.
Joseph's Children's Hospital, Mich-
igan Children's Institute and the
Ann Arbor Convalescent Home,
four acts will entertain in each
ward. After the show, patients will
sing carols and receive favors.
Refreshments will be in keeping
with the holiday spirit.
Carol Kenney, Bill Cunningham,
Mary Ellen Eckhert and orchestra
leader Don Kenney, pictured above,
are part of the planned program.
Individual performers will tour
the hospitals, playing to those who
are unable to come to the party.
A special plea for decorations is
being made to sororities, fraterni-
ties, and other organizations who
are holding parties before this


date. They are asked to save the
trimmings from their dances and
bring them to the Undergraduate
Office in the League so that the
shut-ins may enjoy them.
Jon Collins of the Union, Joan
Hyman of the League, and Mary
Ellen Eckert of Mu Phi Epsilon
are in charge of the affair.


General chairman of the 1955 In-
ter-Fraternity Council Ball, Jay
Kaufman, has announced the ap-
pointments to the central commit-
Central Committee members in-
clude Herb Schneider, publicity;
Larry Rosen, decorations; Ken
Perkins, finance; Ron Ritzler, tick-
ets; John Barrows, building and
grounds chairman; and Mike Bel-
lows, programs and patrons chair-
They were chosen by IFC offi-
cers on an interest and ability ba-
The formal dance will be held
Friday, Apr. 22, in the League.
Climaxing the IFC-Panhel Greekr
Week Program, the traditional af-
fair helps to maintain good inter-
fraternity relations, according to
the chairman.



(Author of "Barefoot Boy With Cheek, et)
A few weeks ago I discussed fashions for coeds. I pointed out then
that any girl who really wanted to go places on campus had to be
bold and ingenious when it came to clothes. This is no less true
for the male student.
Believe me, men, you'll never get anywhere if you keep skulking
around in those old plus-fours. What you need is some dash, some
verve, some inventiveness in your apparel. Don't be imprisoned by
the traditional conservatism of men's clothing. Brighten up your
appearance with a single earring, or a cavalry sabre, or a gold derby.
However, guard against gaudiness. If, for instance, you are wear-
ing a gold derby, do not also wear a cavalry sabre. This is too much.
Wear a dagger instead, or, for informal occasions, a Bowie knife.
(Speaking of Bowie knives, I wonder how many of you know
what a great debt this country - indeed, the whole world - owes
to the West Point class of 1836? You all know, of course, that Colonel
James Bowie of the Class of 1836 invented the Bowie knife, but do
you know of the many other important contributions to cutlery
that were made by classmates of Colonel Bowie's? Are you aware,
for example, that Colonel Harry Clasp invented the Clasp knife?
Or that Colonel Harry Jack invented the Jack knife? Or that Colonel
Harry Putty invented the Putty knife? Or that Colonel Harry
Cannon invented the towel?
By a curious coincidence, every member of the graduating class
at the U. S. Military Academy in 1836 was named Harry, save for
Colonel James Bowie. This coincidence is believed unique in the
history of American education, though, of course, quite common
in Europe.)
But I digress. We were talking about men's campus fashions. Let
us turn now to a persistent rumor that a garment called the "suit"
is on the verge of making a comeback. Some of you older students
may remember the "suit." It was an ensemble consisting of a jacket
and trousers, both of which - this'll kill you - both of which were
made out of the same materiall
The last "suit" ever seen on an American campus was in 1941 -
and I ought to know, because I was wearing it. Ah, 19411 Well do I
remember that melancholy year. I was an undergraduate then and
in love-hopelessly in love, caught in the riptide of a reckless romance
with a beauteous statistics major named Harry Sigafoos. (She is one
of the two girls I have ever known named Harry. The other one
is her sister.)
I loved Harry though she was far too expensive a girl for me.
She liked to eat at fancy restaurants and dance at costly ballrooms
and ride in high priced cars. But worst of all, she was mad for
wishing wells. It was not unusual for her to drop coins into a
wishing well for two or three hours on end. My coins.
Bit by bit I sold off my belongings to pursue this insane courtship-
first my books, then my clothes, until finally I was left with nothing
to wear but a "suit." One night I came calling for her in this garment.
"What is that?" she gasped, her lip curling in horror.
"That is a 'suit'" I mumbled, averting my eyes.
"Well, I can't be seen around campus with you in that," said she.
"Please, Harry," I begged. "It's all I've got."
"I'm sorry," she said firmly and slammed the door.
I slunk home and lit a Philip Morris and sat down to think. I always
light a Philip Morris when I sit down to think, for their mild
vintage tobacco is a great aid to cerebration. I always light
Philip Morrises when I don't sit down to think too, because
Philip Morris is my favorite cigarette, and I know it will be yours
too once you try that crazy vintage tobacco.
Well sir, smoking and thinking thus, my eye happened to fall on
an ad in the campus newspaper. "WIN A COMPLETE WARD-
ROBE" saidthe,ad. "Touhy's Toggery, the campus's leading men's
store, announces a contest to pick the best dressed man on campus.
The winner of the contest will receive, absolutely free, a blue hound's
tooth jacket, a yellow button-down shirt, a black knit tie, a tattersall
vest, gray flannel trousers, argyle socks, and white buck shoes with
two inch crepe soles."
My mouth watered at the thought of such a splendid wardrobe,
but how could anybody possibly pick me as the best dressed man on
campus-me in my "suit"? Suddenly an inspiration struck me. I
seized pen in hand and wrote a letter to the editor of the campus
"Dear Sir, I see by the paper that Touhy's Toggery is going to
give a complete wardrobe to the student picked as the best dressed
man on campus. What a ridiculous idea!
"Obviously, to be the best dressed man on campus, you must first


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LEAGUE COUNCIL - League Reservations Open
Council will meet at 4 p.m. today
in the League. or AnnUal J -Hop'
* * *
SCROLL-There will be a meet- Reservations for the 1955 J-Hop,
ing of Scroll at 4:30 p.m. today in scheduled for Friday, Feb. 4, may
the League, be made between 1 and 5 p.m. to-
* * * morrow .through Friday in the Ad-
WAA BOARD-WAA Board will ministration Building.
have an Ensian picture taken at A deposit of $1 will be collected

Week's Activities
At Past Meeting
Hostesses are needed to help get
patients in nearby hospitals in the
"Christmas spirit" by organizing
games and joining in community
carol singing at the Mu Phi Epsi-
lon, Union and League-sponsored
Christmas parties, Assembly Dor-
mitory Council officials announced
at the meeting yesterday.
Petitioning for positions on As-
sembly Ball Central Committee is
open until Friday. The annual for-
mal presented by independent
women will be held in March. Com-
mittee members are being select-
ed before Christmas so that they
will have the full five weeks next
semester to plan the dance.
Next week Assembly will hold
"Group 66 Discussion" which con-
sists of small groups of Council
members talking over problems in
individual dorms. Judy Leib and
Grace Ritow, chairmen of the dis-
cussion, said that typical subjects
will be how to interest freshmen
in dorm activities and how to in-
tegrate Assembly more closely
with the residence halls.
Universal problems will be taken
up at the Assembly Conference in
February, along with the all-cam-
pus issues usually discussed.

THE IDEAL GIFT-The prettiest and most useful gifts
that can be given. So many stylesand colors to choose
from that are keyed to the costume. Beauty boxed and
Bealty marked. The Phoenix easy way of buying and
Phoenix Phantom Sheers that can-
not run. $1.95.
Phoenix Fabulous 60/15 Dress Sheer
and The Run-R less 51/15 at $1.65.
51 no seam sheer at $1.50.
51/15 sheers and 45/30 twistell
walking sheers at $1.35
For easy and pleasing gi is
give Phoenix from
The Elizabeth Dillon Shop
Campus Toggery
at 1111- South U.
11 /2 Blocks from
Monday 9:30 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Main Shop on Forest
Balance of week days off South U.
9:30 to 5:30
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5 p.m. today.
BADMINTON-The co-recreation-
al Badminton Club will meet at 8
p.m. today in Barbour Gym. Mem-
bers are asked to bring their own

will meet at 9

Central Committee
p.m. today at the

when the reservation is made, with
the remaining $6 due when the
ticket is purchased. A reservation
card will be issued to each person
making a reservation.
Reservation cards may be turned
in Jan. 6 or 7, with $6, to obtain
the ticket. The remaining unsold
tickets will go on sale Jan. 10
through 14.
Reservations may be made on
any of the three days, without ref-
erence to class. Fifteen hundred
tickets will be available. Since the
number is limited, the committee
recommends that reservations be
made immediately.

* * *
BASKETBALL -- The following
teams will play in the basketball
tournament: at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow
-Couzens I vs. Alpha Phi; Couz-
ens II vs. Collegiate Sorosis, at 8
p.m.-Couzens IV vs. Angell I.





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