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Students Design Costumes, Sets

U' Instructor Praises Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Gilbert and Sullivan operettas have often been a source of enter-
tainment for many audiences.
Yet little regard is ever given to the work done behind the final
The beginning work for each production of the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society is done in the University libraries. Exact facts about
scenery and costumes have to be learned before casting is started.
Details such as location and size of each prop are worked out in
miniature drawings of the various scenes. Many sets from previous
productions are re-painted to cut down costs.
Stage Crew Assembles Set
Once the cast is chosen and rehearsals have begun, the stage crew
begins assembling the set. Carpentry work is done first.
Collection of props is often a tedious job. For the Society's March
production, "Princess Ida," the props committee had to collect such
odd items as eye glasses for the girls' chorus, swords and daggers for
the whole cast, and several lunch baskets. In a previous production

Leonard K. Eaton of the archi-
tecture school calls Frank Lloyd
Wright "the greatest architect in
the Western world since Michel-

Speaking Thursday night in the native American and not pseudo-
third of six lectures on America's European styles.
culture, sponsored by the Inter- Wright is one of the greatest
national Students Association, of the organic architects, Eaton
Eaton said Wright's buildings are went on to say, because he con-


Oan old-fashioned ear trumpet had
to be located.
Soon after rehearsals begin, the
make-up committee starts their
practice sessions. The committee
supervises each cast member in
putting on his make-up.
Members Paint Sets
Two weeks before final rehear-
sals begin the stage crew has its
annual spatter painting party.
Each member is given a can of
paint, a brush, and a number, and
directed to spatter paint on a par-
ticular part of each background
Final dress rehearsals are begun
on the Sunday before the show. At
7 a.m. the stage crew moves all
sets from the attic of Lane Hall
into Lydia Mendelssohn theatre.
Once the task is finished the crew
celebrates with its annual break-
fast party.
Duringthe week of the show,
dress rehearsals begin at 6 p.m.
and usually last until midnight.
Mid-terms are forgotten as both
cast and crew work intensely at
assembling the show.
Publicity Puts up Signs
Throughout this last week the
publicity committee works double
time. The diag sign has to be put
up, ticket booths must be built, and
the diag stunt has to be presented.
Then, with fingers crossed, the
month's work comes to a climax
with opening night. The operetta
is presented for three days and
culminated with a cast party.
The day following the last show,
the cast helps to strike the set and
load it onto the trucks to be taken
to Wyandotte and then to Detroit
for productions there.
The show is presented during the
week in Wyandotte and on the
following week-end in Detroit at
R1ackham Auditorium.
Production in Detroit often pre-
sents problems due to the fact the
stage is normally a lecture plat-
form with half the stage in front
of the curtain.

The Contemporary Literature Club,
meeting, March 18, 7:30 p.m., Student
Activities Building, Room 3532.
* * *
Latvian Students Club, r e g u l a r
monthly meeting, March 17, 7:00 p.m.,
International Center, Union.
Roger Williams Fellowship, fellow-
ship program, March 17, 6:45 p.m.,
Gutlild House. Rev. and Mrs. Broad will
give an.illustrated talk on work with
the lepers in Africa. Meet for supper
before the program at 6:00 p.m.
Roger Williams Fellowship, Bible
study class, March 17, 9:45 a.m. Guild
House. Topic, "Hosea."
* * *
The Congregational and Disciples
Student Guild, March 17, 7:00 p.m. Me-
morial Christian Church. Dr. and Mrs.
William Genne, marriage counselors
from Flint: "Courtship and Engage-
* *U *
Unitarian Student Group, March 1?,

speaker: Dr. Robert Blood: "Dating
problems of the college students."
7:00 p.m., 1st Unitarian Church. Speak-
of the college students."
Michigan Christian Fellowship, March
17, 4:00 p.m., Lane Hall. Speaker: Dr.
Kenneth Pike, "Is sincerity enough?"
* * *
Wesleyan Guild, worship and pro-
gram, March 17, 6:45 p.m., Wesley
Lounge. Speaker: Gene Ransom.
* * * -
Young Democratic Club, meeting,
March 18, 7:30 p.m., Union room 3A.
Speaker: Gus Scholle, President of
Michigan CIO Council, "Washington
Labor Hearings and the Teamster's
* * *
Gamma Delta, Lutheran student or-
ganization, supper-program meeting,
March 17, 6:00 p.m., University Luth-
eran Chapel. Film "Capturing the
Winds," the story of the pipe organ
and discussion of the role of the organ
in church worship. International stu-

dents of the campus will be special
* * *
University of Michigan Folk Dancers,
a program of intermediate dances,
March 18, 7:30-10:00 p.m., Lane Hall.
Political Issues Club, business meet-
ing and discussion of current events,
March 19, 7:30 p.m., Student Activities
* * *
Lutheran Student Association, sup-
per and panel discussion by four Ger-
man Exchange Students, March 17,
6:00 p.m., Lutheran Student Center.
* * *
Graduate Outing Club, hiking and
supper, March 17, 2 p.m., Rackham.
Women's Rifle Club, important meet-
ing, March 19, 7:15 p.m., W.A.B. If ten
members are not present, club will be
Hillel Foundation, Student Zionist
Organization, discussion, "Why a Jew-
ish State?" March 17, 8:30 p.m., Hillel

stantly discards old ideas and
moves forward.
Prairie Period Phase
Wright has gone through sev-
eral phases during the years,
Eaton said. One of the most fa-
mous, the so-called prairie period,
occured in the early 1900's.
Noted houses of this period are
the Robie house in Chicago and
the Adams house in Oak P,..k, Il-
linois. Both show the interde-
pendence of horizontal and verti-
cal lines and the long, low lines
which characterized the Midwest-
ern prairie.
Another famous building of this
period is Unity Temple, also in
Oak Park. This was the first ma-
jor building in which poured con-
crete was used. This material had
previously been regarded as a cold,
dead material. Wright succeeded
in taking the curse off its use.
Wright's Experiments
In the 1920's Wright continued
his work with poured concrete
and experimented with other
building materials.
Of the houses Wright designed
during the 1930's, the most fa-
mous is the Falling Water house
which features a waterfall cas-
cading from the hill on which the
house is built.



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ALMOST DONE-Members of the publicity committee add the
last details to the diagonal sign. The committee begins their job
with the announcement of the mass organization meeting and
works through to publicizing the show. The job entails putting up
posters all over campus, organizing a blackboard campaign, plan-
iing radio and television announcements and working on a diag
stunt. The group also takes care of publicity for the Wyandotte
and Detroit show.

of the props committee works
diligently at spraying the gold
dinnerware for the elaborate
settings of the operetta,
Story by
Photos by

(Continued from Page 4)
Open to the general public without
Student Recital: John Heard, oboist,
in partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of Mu-
sic at 8:30 p.m. Sat., March 16, in Aud.
A, Angell Hall. A pupil of Florian Muel-
ler, Heard will perform compositions by
Ilbert, Handel, Hindemith and Mozart,
assisted by William Donahue, clarinet,
Ann Holtgren, French Horn, Robert
Quayle, bassoon, and Margaret Lasota,
piano. Open to the public without
Placement Notices
Personnel Interviews:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
The following schools have listed va-
cancies on their teaching staffs with
the Bureau of Appointments for the
1957-58 school year. They will not be in
to interview at this time.
Blountstown, Florida - Band; Vocal
Bound Brook, New Jersey -- Metal
Shop or General Shop.
Detroit 4, Michigan (Jewish Commu-
nity Center ) - Health Education As-
sistant (man).
Fenton, Michigan - All Elementary;
Elementary and Junior High Instru-
mental Music; Elementary and Junior
High Vocal Music; Junior High Gen-
eral Science/Biology; Math; Manual
Itsaca,Illinois - All Elementary; 7th
Grade-departmental English Teacher.
Kalkaska, Michigan - Early Elemen-
tary; English/Vocal; English/Speech;
Instrumental Music; Home Economics.
Pentwater, Michigan - Home Econ-
omics; Industrial Arts.
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey -- 6th
Grade; Junior High Industrial Arts-
Wood Building, NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.

ington, D.C. - all levels in Aero., Ch.E.,
Civil, Constr., Elect., Ind., Mech., Engr.
Mech., Metal., Naval & Marine, Nuclear.
Physics and Science for Summer and
Regular Examination of aPtent Appli-
Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, Pa.
-all levels in Ch.E., Elect., Ind., Mat'ls,
Mech., Engr. Mech., Metal., Nuclear
and Physics for Summer and Regular
Research, Development and Design.
Industrial Rayon Corp., Cleveland,
Ohio - all levels in Ch.E., Ind., Instr.,
Mech., Engrg. Mech., Physics, and Sci-
ence for Research, Development, De-
sign, Production.
Mon., Tues., March 18 & 19.
Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., Akron,
Ohio - all levels in Ch.E., Civil, Elect.,
Ind. Instr., Mat'ls, Math., Mech., Engrg.
Mech., Metal., Physics, and Science for
Research, Development, Design and
Mon., Tues., Wed., March 18, 19, 20
North American Aviation, Los Angeles,
Calif. - all levels in Aero., Civil, Elect.,
Mech., Physics, and Math for Research,
Development and Design.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 W.E., ext. 2182.
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Mon., March 18
Household Finance Corporation, De-
troit, Mich. - Location of work: Chica-
go, Illinois. Men with degrees in Lib-
eral Arts or Business Administration,
for Management Training Program.
Harris Trust and Savings Bank, Chi-
cago, Ill. - Men with degrees in Lib-
eral Arts or Business Administration
for Training Program. The men will
receive on-the-job training in some
of the operating departments of the
bank in order that they may develop
the necessary background to enable
them to make effective and satisfying
Tues., March 19
Continental Casualty Company, Chi-
cago, Ill. - Location of Work: Chica-
go, Ill.; Detroit Branch Office. Men
with A.B., B.S., M.A., M.S., or LLB in
Math, Finance, Accounting, Manage-
ment, History, Advertising or Law for
Claims, Legal, Accounting, Underwrit-
ing, Sales (not direct'selling) Actuarial,
Investment, Systems & Procedures.
The Herpolsheimer Co. (Allied Stores
Corp.) Grand Rapids, Mich. - Loca-
tion of work: Grand Rapids, Mich.
(Positions available nation-wide) Men
& women with any degree for Manage-
ment - Executive training for posi-
tions in Merchandising, Sales, Promo-
tion, Finance, Personnel and Operating.
The Lincoln National Life Insurance
Co., Fort Wayne, Ind. - Men with de-
grees in Liberal Arts, Mathematics or
Business Administration for Manage-
ment Training, Group Sales, Account-
ing, Planning and Underwriting.
American Air Lines, Chicago, Illinois.
Location of Work: Throughout the U.S.
Women with any degree for Air Line
Stewardesses. Requirements: Age: 20-28;
Height: 5'2"-5'7": Weight: 105-130 lbs.
Vision: 20/50 without glasses. Marital

Status: Single. Pleasing appearance.
Training will be held in Chicago.
Wed., March 20
The Kroger Company, Detroit, Mich.
-Location of work: Detroit and Mid-
west, South. Men with A.B., B.S., M.A.;
M.B.S. or L.L.B. in Marketing, Econ-
omics, Personnel, Accounting, Trans-
portation, Retailing and Advertising
for Management Training Program in
Merchandising, Warehouse & Trans-
portation, Accounting, Real Estate,
Personnel, Advertising and Sales Pro-
Harris-Seybold Compiny, Cleveland,
Ohio. - Location of work: Cleveland;
Dayton; Westerly, Rhode Island. Men
with any degree in Liberal Arts or
Business Administration for Training
Detroit Civil Service Commission, De-
troit, Mich. - Men and women with
B.A., B.S., M.A., or M.S. in English, Psy-
chology, Sociology, Chemistry, Busi-
ness Administration or Forestry for Ad-
ministration, Accounting, Floriculture
and Social Work.
Procter & Gamble (Employment Divi-
sion), Cincinnati, Ohio. - Location of
work: Market Research-Travel exten-
sively 1%-2 years; Office Management-
25 locations in U.S.; Office Methods
Planning - Cincinnati, Ohio. Men with
degrees in Liberal Arts, Economics, or
Business Administration for Market
Research (single, male), Office Man-
agement and Office Methods Planning
(Data processing with IBM machines
and streamlining office procedures.)
General Electric Company, Cincin-
nati 15, Ohio - Location of work: Erie

and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Even-
dale, Ohio, near Cincinnati; Ft. Wayne,
Ind.; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsfield
and West Lynn, Massachusetts; Schen-
ectady and Syracuse, N.Y. Women with
B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, Physics
or Chemistry for 1. Data reduction;
manual solution of problems requir-
ing continued application of judg-
ment and technical knowledge; pro-
gramming and operation of large scale
electronic computers. 2. The area of
general investigation -- working with
engineers and scientists in solving re-
search, development, and design prob-
lems. May include laboratory activity
as well as mathematical anclysis. 3,
In solving analytical ehemistry prob-
lems. Women majoring in Liberal Arts
or Business Administration interested
in the Cincinnati area for position&
Appointments for these interviews
must be made by 4 p.m. of the day pre-
ceding the interview. This is done for
the convenience of the office, the stu-
dents and the interviewer. It facilitates
getting the records ready for the fol-
lowing day's interviews. Some inter-
viewers adjust their arrival plans to
fit the schedule as it appears on the
day preceding the interview, and stu-
dents who wait until the day of the in-
terview to make appointments must
sometimes be turned away because
there is no more room on the schedule.
Also, if you fail to keep two appoint-
ments without canceling you will no
longer be allowed to interview through
our office. Cancellations must be made
by 4 p.m. of the day preceding the in-
terview unless in case of sickness, etc.



Personnel Interviews:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Mon., March 18
United States Rubber Co., various
locations - all levels in Ch.E., Elect.,
Ind., Math., Mech, Engrg. Mech., Phy-
sics and Science for Summer and Regu-
lar Research, Development and Design.
Universal-Cyclops Steel Corp., Bridge-
ville. Pennsylvania - all levels in
Metal, for Summer and Regular Re-
search, Development and Production.
U.S. citizens.
Otis Elevator Co., Detroit, Mich. -
all levels in Civil, Constr., Elect., Ind.,
Mech., Engrg. Mech., Metal., Munici-
pal, Naval & Marine, Nuclear, Physics,
Sanit., and Science. U.S. citizens.
Reeves Instr., Corp., Garden City,
N.Y. -- B.S. in Elect., Mech., Math, or
Physics, M.S. in Instru. for Research,
Development, and Design.
United States Patent Ofice, Wash-
;F'To E UR

FORGIVE ME-Florian asks mercy of Princess Ida in a final
scene from the Gilbert and Sullivan Society's most recent produc-
tion. The show is the culmination of weeks of work on the part
of both cast and crew. Not only does the acting have to be per-
fect, but the scenery, props and costumes as well.

THE LAST STITCH-Minute details in costuming are often
finished at the last minute. Although all the costumes are made
by a national costuming company, often small defects have to be,
remedied just before show time. The head costumer is usually
seen scurrying about with pins, thread and needles, patching up
small tears in the material.

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National Fed. of Catholic College Students
National Newman Club Federation
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For reservations and details, write immediately to
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