THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1955
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Assembly To Sponsor Fortnite
Houses Will Vie
For Top Honors
With Varied Skits
Friendly rivalry between resi-
dents of all of the women's houses
on campus characterizes Assembly
Association sponsored Fortnite to
be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Each independent house will
present a skit based on the theme
"Shakespeare Goes Modern," in
competition for a trophy.
A highlight of the evening's en-
tertainment will be a skit present-
ed by Deborah Bacon, dean of
women, her staff and the house-
mothers. This and the one given
by the Assembly board are not in-
cluded in the competition.
Judging the skits will be Hazel
Frank, League president; Tom
Bleha, president of the Inter-
House Council and Deborah Town-
send, Panhellenic president.
The Fortnite program will be
opened with a welcoming speech
from Assembly President Jeanette
Grimm, and will include the in-
stallation of all house presidents.
House president pins will also be
given out at this time.
Three scholarship trophies will
be awarded to the houseshaving
the highest academic record for
the past year.
In the congenial and uninhib-
ited atmosphere of an all-coed
1954 FORTNITE SKIT WINNERS-With their skit "A Bunch
of Bananas and a Bottle of Gin" Hobbs House captured first
place in the 1954 Fortnite skit competition. This year's Fortnite
production will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Lydia
'Film Flam' Review
Featured In Program
At After Game Affair
A post-game Open House, thea-
tre trip to the Ballet, and Travel
Service are included in Union
plans for the future enjoyment of
Students and their guests will
be entertained at a post-game open
house to be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday in the Union Ballroom.
Harry Gaines and his Orchestra
will be on hand to provide music
Highlighting the affair will be
a sneak prevue of the 1956 Union
Opera, "Film Flam," a take off on
the old time silent screen.
Tom Lewey, the lead, Andy
White, tap dancer and other per-
formers will put on a half-hour
floor show based on the clever
script which provides comedy and
satire on Hollywood characters.
The Union will also provide free
refreshments for all, including cof-
fee and cookies.
Sanford Wolf, a Union staff
member is in charge of the affair.
Second in the series of theatre
trips to Detroit will be'Thursday,
Dec. 1, for the opening night per-
formance of the Sadler Wells Bal-
The Ballet Co. will present Swan
Lake, featuring its Prima Baller-
ina, Margot Fontaine, who is ex-
pected to appear in one perform-
Tickets will be on sale, trans-
portation included, on Friday,
Monday and Tuesday only from
3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Offices
of the Jnion.
Students who want rides home
and those with cars who want
riders for Thanksgiving vacation
can sign up now in the Lobby of
the Michigan Union.
The operation is completely self-
service and free. It simply involves
filling out a card and filing it
under the proper state in a box
Students with cars can then get
in touch with those desiring rides.
By BARBARA PERLMAN
Football season is almost over
but excitement is just beginning
for sophomore women as work on
this year's Soph Scandals, planned
for Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2
and 3, gets under way.
An annual event, the show fea-
tures a weekend of variety shows
and dancing presented by Sopho-
The first production in 1927
had "Bungling Brothers" as its
theme. Trapeze acts, musicians, a
side show, menagerie, clowns, saw-
dust arena and pink lemonade
First in Angell Hall
It was held in Angell Hall in con-
'nection with the Annual League
and Church Bazaar.
"Soph Cab," as it was then
called, moved to Barbour Gym two
years later and in 1931 came to
the League where it has remained
Duringthe last 27 years "Soph
Cab" presentations have had"
themes ranging from the gay
nineties to "Pseudo Psymphony"
featuring cartoon characters.
The 1944 Cabaret performance
was titled "Soph Music Bar" while
the following year "Mistletoe
Mingle" was presented.
Greek mythology set the stage
for the 19481
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OSU Pep Rally
The OSU Pep Rally will be-
gin at 8:30 p.M. tomorrow in
front of the Union, where the
Marching Band will lead the
procession down to Ferry Field.
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audience, each house will have a
block of seats designated by large
signs, where the residents can sit
to cheer for their skit and house
"Fortnite is a diversion from
meetings and serious get-togeth-
ers; it's an evening designed for
lots of fun for everyone who at-
Skating, Basketball Groups
Will Plan Events For Year
Strains of the Skater's Waltz
may be heard as soon as the Uni-
versity ice-skating club gets under
way with its organizational meet-
ing at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
Women's Athletic Building.
Y Any interested men and women
students may attend the meeting
of this co-recreational club.
Co-managers of the organiza-
tioA, Betty Veres' and Don Gon-
you, have planned a program for
the school year which they hope
will provide an excellent oppor-
tunity for group and individual
Students of any skill level may
join the club.
Among the various events plan-
ned on the tentative agenda are
an ice show, several social eve-
nings, skating performances be-
fore each hockey game, movies on
ice skating, novelty skating and
the teaching of several dance steps
while "on the silver blades."
Skating practices and meetings
have been tentatively scheduled
tends," Miss Grimm remarked.
The slzow got its name because
it was originally produced over a
two week period, with one house
performing each night. Now it has'
been condensed to one night.
Hobbs House Winners
Hobbs House took first place in
last year's Fortnite with their skit
"A Bunch of Bananas and a Bottle
of Gin," and the year before with
"Painters and Famous Paintings."I
"Ann Arbor Blues," presentedj
by Helen Newberry, received sec-
ond prize, and Kleinstueck House's
"Ach Du Lieber Kleinstueck" re-
ceived third prize.
Last year's emcees, all from Hel-
en Newberry, were clad in Ber-
MARTHA COOK TEA
A tea honoring all new wom-
en on campus will be givenby
residents of Martha Cook Dor-
mitory from 3 to 5 p.m. tomor-
Especially planned to acquaint
freshmen and transfer women
with the building and its resi-
dents, the program will include
a tour through the building and
for 1 to 3 p.m. week-days except
Several years ago over 200 skat-
ers combined forces to present an
ice skating carnival at the Univer-
sity Coliseum, with a theme of
"Melody on Ice."
The program was divided into
two acts, each consisting of four
And it's another basket for the
As coeds are now well into the
swving of extra-curricular sport ac-
tivities, another WAA-sponsored
club is beginning its 1955-56 pro-
First meetings of the basketball
club were held last week, accord-
ing to club manager LuAnne Aus-
No Regularly Scheduled Meetings
The coeds unanimously decided
that there would be no regularly
scheduled meetings held until next
semester because of the Thanks-
giving, Christmas and between-
In the meantime, practice ses-
sions will be held, with the first
one slated for 4 p.m. tomorrow in
Miss Austin remarked that "In-
struction will be given to help im-
prove basketball skills at this prac-
She also added that another
practice may be scheduled for Sat-
urday, Dec. 3, for coeds who have
Friday afternoon labs.
During the course of the meet-
ing, club members also expressed
their desire to meet with coeds
from other colleges and high
schools for playdays next semester
Several new rule changes were
also discussed and a short basket-
ball scrimmage was held after the
Club members and any other
students interested in joining the
club may attend the practice to-
morrow in Barbour Gymnasium.
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TEE-Assembly New Dorm Plan-
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m. today in the League. All mem-
bers are requested to attend.
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PLEDGE TRAINERS - There
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