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November 22, 1955 - Image 5

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2. 1955


Martha Cook Skit Wins Fortnite
2nd,3rd Places
Go to Couzens, AA

Helen Newberry
Martha Cook took top honors
last night at the annual Fortnite
production with their presentation
a "A Fall (Staff) Tale."
Their skit depicted the "Beer
Bowl" held at the Pasadena Bell"
"We tried to get all the names of
drinks in it that we could," com-
mented the jubilant Connie But-
ler, director.
Featured in their play was
Shakespeare's Falstaff, who was
at the "Bell" bragging about his
many feats in football. A coed de-
* picting Ron Kramer stated that
the only feet Falstaff saw were
those of the marching band.
Couzens Takes Second
Copzens Hall took second place
with their production of "Cleo
Gets the Clue." Ann Paulen dir-
ected the coeds in this skit.
This skit depicted Cleopatra
lounging on a vivid Red divan
wishing for Anthony. Coeds, dres-
sed in grey bermudas, red sweat-
ers and white blazers, singing to
the tune of "There Is Nothing
Like A Dame," told Cleo various
ways in which she could catch
any man.
Third place was captured by
the women of Helen Newberry
with their presentation of "Frailty
Thy Name Is Woman."
Excerpts From Dramas
In this skit excerpts from three
of William Shakespeare's famous
dramas "Hamlet," "Romeo and
To Provide Buses
To, From Airport
Willowhoppers will provide stu-
dents with economical transporta-
tion to and from Ann Arbor and
Willow Run Airport during the
holidays again this year.
The chartered buses will pick up
student passengers at five places
tomorrow. The buses will leave at
11:15 a.m., 1 p.m. and ;:45 p.m.
from the Union. They will pick
up passengers at 11:25 a.m. and
1:10 p.m. at Alice Lloyd Dormitory.
The trip to the airport will take
approximately 45 minutes. The
fare may be paid upon boarding
the bus.
The buses will also be available
on Sunday for students returning
to the University.
The. Willowhoppers are spon-
soredby the Wolverine Club. Ac-
cording to members of the club
the service has proved to be great
convenience in the past an will
be continued as long as student
enthusiasm prevails.
WAA BLAZERS-Students who
have ordered WAA blazers may
pick them up from noon to 5:30
p.m. today on the second floor of
the women's swimming pool.
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JGP - There will be a dinner
meeting of the JGP central com-
mittee at 5 p.m. today in the
* * *
FENCING 9LUB-Students in-
terested in joining the Fencing
Club will meet at 5:10 p.m. today
in the Women's Athletic Build-
be a decoration committee meet-
ing at 7 p.m. today in the publicity
room at the League.
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BALLET CLUB-Beginning and
advanced lessons for the Ballet
Club will be held at 7 p.m. today
in Barbour Gymnasium. Business
meeting will be held at 7:40 p.m.
with rehearsals immediately fol-

Bridge Fans
To Compete
In Matches
Tourney to Be Held
For Card Enthusiasts
During Soph Scandals
Bridge enthusiasts will compete
in an all campus duplicate bridge
tournament which will be held
from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, at
the League, as a feature of Soph
Each-house on campus is invited
to enter a team of two representa-
There will be a prize for the
winning men's team and another
for the women's team. The judging
will be based on the compiled
scores for the two evenings.
Prize winners will be announced
at 11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. The
winners do not have to be present.
There will be a short period of
instruction at the beginning of
each evening, since most of the
entries have not played in compe-
tition before.
In addition to the tournament,
contestants will be able to partici-
pate in all the activities through-
out' the evening, by paying only
one-half of the regular admission
Today is the deadline for the
names'of the house representatives,
the date they prefer to compete
and their entry fee to be handed
in at the League.

-Daily-Esther Goudsmit
FORTNITE WINNERS-Martha Cook captured first place in last
night's Fortnite skit competion with their production "A Fall
(Staff) Tale." Couzens Hall and Helen Newberry placed second
and third respectively.

Juliet," and "MacBeth" were done
in modern dance routines with a
coed acting the part of each of
the Shakespearean ,characters.
"Shakespeare Goes Modern"
was the theme selected for the
22nd annual Fortnite.
The production sponsored each
year by Assembly Dormitory Coun-
cil offers independent women a
chance to let down their hair and
display their talents and ingen-
uity in writing and producting.
Song, Dance Open Event
Assembly president, Jeanette
Grimm, and members of the As-
sembly Board opened this year's
Fortnite with a welcoming song
and dance routine.
Next on the program was the
presentation by Miss Grimm of
pins to the presidents of the inde-
pendent women's residences on
Following the presentation of
the pins, Bailey Apple and Assis-
tant Dean of, Women, Elsie R.
Fuller, presented awards to the
houses with the best academic av-
Martha Cook, - in addition to
taking top honors in the skit com-
petition also took top honors for
H'aving the highest scholastic av-
erage among women's dorms.
Adelia Cheever took top honors
in the group which has up to 100
coed residents, for the second year
in a row, while Betsy Barbour top-
ped other houses for the second
straight year in the group which

houses from 101 to 200 women.
Couzens Hall again came into
the winners' circle as they had
they highest average among the
dorms with 201 or more coed resi-



Students Learn To Dance
In Co-Recreational Class


Jointly taughtby members of
both the men's and women's de-
partments of physcial education,
is a social and square dance class,
the only coeducational gym class
on campus.
This class which meets for one
hour twice a week for a complete
semester, is offered both terms and
has been taught for the past six
years. The group consists of ap-
proximately 50 men and 50 women
Although most students are
rank beginners when they enter
the class, the majority are able to
perform many technical steps by
the end of the semester, according
to Bettye Myers, womens physi-
cal education instructor.
Fundamental Skills
Students are first taught basic
fundamental skills and simple var-
iations in social dancing. Verbal
explanations and then demonstra-

tions are given in the fox trot,
waltz, rhumba, samba and tango.
Lessons are also given in the
mambo and jitterbug, while near
the end of the semester, the class
devotes a few hours to learning the
During the middle of the term,
two weeks of square dancing are
also conducted.
Students May Choose
For the final week or two of the
semester, students are given a
choice of what they would like to
do, and most agree that they
would like to learn more variations
of some of the major dances.
Instructors for the course agree
that the main problem of the ma-
jority of students is their lack of
Many can learn the mechanics
without too much difficulty, but
have trouble hearing the basic
beat of the music.






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