DECEMBER11,1955 TEE MICHIGAN DAILY
Students Bring Cheer to Shut-ins
Held at Hospitals
Around Ann Arbor
A bit of Christmas was brought
to shut-ins at the University hos-
pital and others in the Ann Arbor
area yesterday, as the Union and
League staged their annual parties.
"Christmas Capers" at the Uni-
versity hospital consisted of four
shows, three from 2 to 4 p.m. and
one at 4 p.m.
Moving through the Bone and
Joint Service to the Neurology
ward and ending up with Tubercu-
losis patients, several well known
campus talent groups participated
in the entertainment.
Psurfs To Sing
First on the agenda were the
Psurfs, Law Club harmony group.
Baton twirler Bill Modlin took the
floor next, with a variety of acts.
A "chalk talk," by Jon Collins
followed, with Mary Witham read-
ing the dialogue for Collin's
sketches. Collins did a similar
performance at this year's Varsity
Musician Hildred Eliason's con-
tributions to the party were sev-
eral piano and vocal selections.
Contrasting to these numbers, was
some "fast" music by the Ann
More music continued with voc-
alists and choirs from Newberry,
Barbour and Tyler residence halls.
Reactions to the shows, which
were emceed by Don Young, Bob
Stahl and Spence Myers were
"even better than expected," ac-
cording to Russ McKennan, gen-
eral co-chairman of the project.
By 'U' Coeds
Interviewing and Nominating
committee of the League has an-
nounced the names of the Senior
Night committee chairmen.
Lois Shein is general chairman,
and will have as her. duties the co-
ordination of the central com-
mittee, arranging for committee
meetings and general organizer.
of the, event.
Assistant general chairman is
Janice MacVaugh. She will plan
the menu for the banquet and ar-
range for a marching band.
Sylvia Levi, entertainment chair-
man, will decide the banquet en-
tertainment and meet with the
chairmen of Frosh Weekend,'
Soph Scandals and JGP to decide
the theme for Senior Night.
Other chairmen include patron-
esses, Lois Fenning. She will pre-
sent a list. of patronesses to the
central committee and write in-
vitations to them.
Ticket chairman, Jane Stell-
wagen, will have to" contact rep-
resentatives to sell tickets in the
various women's residences and
women and act as treasurer for
Arranging for newsbaper articles
and making posters will be the
main duties of the publicity chair-
man; Emily Harding.
Printing of the programs and
decorating the dinner table and
wishing well, will be the responsi-
bilities of the programs and dec-
orations chairman, Yvonne Cous-
Preceding the first night per-
formance, given only for senior
women, the coeds march to the
League in their caps and gowns.
After the march the graduating
women go to the League Ballroom
for the traditional ceremonies held
in their honor.
Senior Night will be held Thurs-
day, March 22.
SEASON'S FIRST MEET:
Speed Swimming Team
Wins Over Ann Arbor Club
Coeds in the Speed Swimming
Club met with the Ann Arbor
Swim Club, defeating them by a
score of 50-29 last week.
In this, the first dual meet of
the season for the University
team, the coed swimmers took
first in the medley and two free-
style relays and in sit of the eight
Joan Covell led : the team by
taking first in the 25 yard breast
stroke, 50 yard backstroke and
50 yard orthodox along with anch-
oring the free style relay.
Free Style Firsts
Betsy Alexander, of the Uni-
versity coed team, won the 50 and
100 yard free style events.
Ella Rosted, of the Ann Arbor
lub, turnedyin a winning per-
formane to take first place in
Others responsible for the Speed
Swimming Club victory were Shir-
ley Wckwall, Sue Shipp, Joyce
Taylor, Judy Rose, Barbara Glea-
son, Cynthia Camp and Sally
Two Years Old
The Speed Swimming Club is
now in its second year of existence.
Membership is open to any woman
student interested in taking 'part
in competitive swimming or div-
ing, regardless of former experi-
Members of the group are
coached by Mrs. Rosemarie Daw-
son. Practices are held at 7:15
p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in
the women's swimming pool. Any
interested womeni students may
Manager of the Speed Swim-
ming Club is Miss Camp.
Program of the club for this
season includes a schedule of com-
petitive dualemeets with other
schools, colleges and organiza-
tions so that the facilities offered
here may be used to full advan-
Artwork, costumes and handi-
eraft from every region of the
world will be on display all day
today in the Vandenberg Room
of the League, as a special feat-
ure of the League-Union Christ-
Donated by students, the
colorful display sponsored by
the International Students' As-
sociation, will allow viewers a
glimpse into the traditions of
ENTERTAINMENT-The Ann Arbor Alley. Cats was one of
the many student groups who entertained at the University and
St. Joseph Hospitals. Members of the League and Union were the
co-ordinators for the annual hospital Christmas parties.
By 3 p.m. corridors were re-
sounding with songs and laughter
as coeds, serving as hostesses,
moved through the wards, talking
to patients and distributing sheets
for the group singing.
"Patients are loving it," Louise
Storer, recreation leader for the
Hospital School reported. "They've
been looking forward to it for
Miss Storer added that some of
the ward occupants had been there
for more than six. months. "The
party really builds up their mo-
rale," she said.
Shut-ins entertained were of all
age groups," from 13 to 90."
"Christmas Capers" climaxed the
series of entertainment that the
Hospital School provides for them.
Similar atmoshpere prevailed at
St. Joseph's and Yipsilanti State
hospitals, the Michigan Children's
Institute and the Ann Arbor Con-
valescent Home where parties were
also going on.
There was a separate bill of en-
tertainers for each institution.
Held for the first time last Dec-
ember, parties were put on again
at Easter and have now become a
semi-annual event on Union and
League activity calendars.
Modern Dance, Ballet Clubs
To Give Christmas Concert
In their joint Christmas concert,
members of the University Ballet
and Modern Dance Clubs will com-
bine dancing talents at 8:30 p.m.
today in Barbour Gymnasium.
Theme of the first half of the
concert will be "Thoughts and
Moods at Christmas," presented
* by members of the Modern Dance
Scheduled acts for this first
half of the concert are interpre-
tations of Bach's "Wolcum," Cop-
land's "Children in Anticipation,"
"Christmas I" and "Loneliness and
a Crowd" by Debussy, "Winter
Solstice," Britten's "Bargain Spec-
ial" and "Noel" by Handel.
Members of the Union Opera
cast will be journeying to
Detroit and Flint over Christ-
mas vacation to give perform-
ances of "Film-Flam."
The Detroit showing will be
presented at 8:30 p.m. Friday
in the Scottish Rite Theatre
of the Masonic Temple. Stu-
dents interested in purchasing
tickets may contact Robert
Busha at NO 8-8612 or obtain
them from 2 to 5 p.m. tomorrow
in the Administration Building.
The troupe will travel to Flint
for a showing at 8:30 p.m. Sat-
urday in the Palace Theater.
For tickets to this performance,
students may contact Busha or
write to Mrs. Donald Orr, 907
Chevrolet Ave. in Flint.
After a brief intermission, mem-
bers of the Ballet Club will pre-
sent the second half of the con-
cert, which will come under the
theme of "Le Monde de Ballet."
Transition act for the program
will be Bartok's "Modern Point."
Other acts will be Bernstein's
"Two Gals and a Guy," "Dear
March Come In," "Waltz," Cher-
nov's "Russian Peasant Dance"
and classical ballet ,music of 1790
A special children's matinee will
also be presented by the two clubs
at 3:30 p.m. today in Barbour
Co-presidents of the organiza-
tion are Jim Stasheff and Mar-
garet Heizman, while Jim Williams
is handling the publicity.
Faculty director of the clubs,
who is -assisting in arranging
choreography and in directing the
concert, is Esther E. Pease of the
Women's Department of Physical
Both clubs are sponsored by the
W o m e n' s Athletic Association.
However, both men and women
students interested in dancing
may join the clubs, since they are
Meetings are held Tuesday and
Thursday evenings in Barbour
Lessons are given by Miss Pease
and club members to students de-
siring to learn dancing steps and
Business meetings are held
FREE MOVIES-England will
be the subject of free movies of-
fered at 7:30 p.m. today at the
Movies about different countries
of the world are shown every Sun-
day evening as a special service
of the International Students'
SCROLL-Picture for the Ens-
ian will be taken for Scroll mem-
bers at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
SENIOR SOCIETY-Members of
Senior Society will meet at 7 p.m.
tomorrow in the League.
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ASSEMBLY--Petitions for As-
sembly Ball positions are due to-
morrow in the Undergraduate
Office of the League. Women may
also sign up at this time for inter-
views, which will be held Tuesday
MODERN DANCE - "Thoughts
and Moods at Christmas," will be
the theme of the University of
Michigan Modern Dance and
Ballet Clubs' combined concert
at 8:30 p.m. today.
The program is to be held in
Barbour Gymnasium and will be
open to the public free of charge.
Modern dance interpretations
based on the theme include ."Pro-
logue" by Bach, "Anticipation" by
Copland, "Love . and Adoration"
and "Loneliness" by Debussy,
"Chaos" and "Commercialism" by
Britten and "Joy" by Handel.
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