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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1940
With A Wild Bang
By MRS. H. RIDGE RILEY
The balloon—and curtain—went
up at - seven sharp last night and
the milling , hotiseparty mob was
back in the rain by nine, : after as
smart a variety show eas'the Thes
pians- have concocted for many a
Things moved right along from
the first, with Director Sock Ken
nedy. participating in the introduc
tion of the cast,to the audience and
the Campus Owls and Glee Club
neatly roped off at either side of
the stage, leaving plenty of room
in the middle for the spediaities.
Trotting out the director and prin
tnit way caught our fancy
particularly because we didn't
knoW Who the performers were
aside frbin MaOe Stringer and a
coupl of the Stooges. Thespians
didn't, go far enough with those
intiodnetions and neither did their,
printed* program we still don't
knoW exactly whb . did most of the.
baker's dozen of numbers that
comprise "The Balloon - Goes UP . ,"
but we know what we liked—most
of the show. -
That Stringer girl, Startzel of
the 'Stooges, and ROTC Rabinowitz
are the, pace-setting personalities.
No `.matter whit their material,
they 'wrap the stage around them
..and heifer trip over it. This stage
ease' Must 'be dontagious for the
. to enjoy
•work snore than usual. Only a few
of the dancers and singers need
to .relax that grim determination
to put the right foot forward and
make the next note true. "Say . It"
,would be better if fortified with
more of this spirit, •for instance. •
" F "ROTC," "IVlOurn-
ing at the . Dispen§ary" and "BO-
Peep" got the gladdest hands from
";the audience, intliading and
,deserved this applause for clever
mess and smooth performanee.
"LoVe ;Iliac ArOutid the eisinei."
17.mustial;. Olifs - ,th - ant - criepensary
',lake:off mid the ROTC affair' just
mentioned, shchild• give the iniuSe-:
i party visitors a mOderately clear,
picture of the Penn. State scene,
- which dOeSn't enter" much into
',other parts of the show.
"Alice Blue Gown,". an elabor
ate arrangement, courtesy of Fred
,Waringf, turned out to be an effec-
.tive siOdUCtiOn riuinlser involving
the Glee" Club; Campus .oWls,
cdancing chorus, fernale trio,, and
.blonde in blue gown. That trio,
called the 'Singerette.s, sounds good
; and looks very fetching, fob, which
is really - something for Thespian
"Heil Swastika" put the Stdogie
throligh their political . •paces in a
number that had little appeal for
us and seemed out of keeping with
the general tone of "The Balloon
Goes Up." We prefer the boys in
,their, campbs•routines, even though
they have their funny Moments in,
this slightly unsavory piece.
, The Campus Owls, directed by
• ,Jirnrhy IVlcAdarns, do a strictly sat
isfying Orchestral accozUpaninnent
to most of the acts, and last night
also filled in for a missing number,
much to the pleasure of the crowd.
It is gratifying to confirm pre
show reports that the' Thespians
fieveloped a new unity, coopera
tion, and zest for their irork in the
process of this production. "The
Balloon Goes Up" is smooth' enter
tainnient for which everyone con
nected with it is responsibile. We
recommend it as •a swell prelude to'
; your housepartying tonight
taVie Yearbook Takes
first' (lass Honor Rating
. LaVie, College yearbook, won a
.first class rating last week in the
:annual intercollegiate, and high
`sclipbl .competition sponsored by
;the National Scholastic Press at
. 852 competing yearbooks, La
Vie was one of 120 annuals that
Captirred this rating, which was
not given to any other college in
Penrisylvania. A second class rat
*as given to Dickinson College
along with several high school
'Reader . Appal' hi New
Campaign For Chesterfield
"Give the. -. readers what they
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Chetterfieici Cigarettes' advertis-
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this week in which Grantland
Rice, famed sp6rtS writer, and his
daughter Floience, rising Star' of
stage and screen; Sid Luckman,
All-American back; Mary Lou
Girl, S'ette Davis; the United
States Marines "at ease," and
many other furious pasonalitieS
arid events will appear.
Pred Waring's "Pleasure . Time",
broadcast five, nights weekly on
the National. Broadcasting Com
pany stations, and Glenn Miller's
"Moonlight Serenade,' on the Coll
umbia network continue their
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NEXT TO BANE CLOCK
THE DAILY COLLEGIAN
VaisitY football,. South Carolina
vs. Perin State, New Beaver Field,
2 p. m.
Freshman football, Cornell vs.
Penn 'State, practice field, 12:30.
Stoccer, Penn State vs. Navy at
Cross country, Perin Slate vs.
Manhattari, New York City.
Thespian show, "The Balloon
Goes Up," at 7 p. m. in Schwab
HoUse dancing, 9 p. m. to I mid_
Chapel, 11 a. m., Schwab iudi
Some 1,200 different elass6 are
offered at the University of Texas.
A, Hearty Welcome
To. 061' . .::Guests ! 1
WHAT TO Doj
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HEADQUARTERS THIS WEEKEND FOR
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FRESH CIDER BY THE GLASS,
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Also A Complete
FOOD AND FOUNTAIN SERVICE
THE DAIRY STORE
CORNER ALLEN AND BEAVER STS.
AKE Rodent Chapter
Receives Naticinal Award
Penn State's student chapter of
the American Society of Civil En
gineers has received a letter of
commendation from the president
of the society in recognition for the
conduct of its activities during the
Each year the society commends
those student chapters whoSe ac
tivities have been outstanding.
The awards are based on the
service of:the chapter to its mem
bership and the society, the qual
ity of the programs presented at
its meetings and the reports made
to the national society.
This is the second consecutive
year the Penn State chapter has
received this award. The officers
of. the society last year were:
James K. Hess '4O, president;
John D. Hunsicker '4l, secretary;
Prof. John S. Leister, faculty ad
THIS IS HOW SMALL THE
FELLOW FE LT W H
FORGOT TO TAKE HIS
DATE TO THE CORNER
AND ALL MIXERS
Marlene Dietrich, as a heart
throbbing cafe belle of the South
Seas, portrays the kind of role only
she can do so well in ''Seven Sin
ners," her new Universal film
whiCh opened yesterday at the
Opposite her in the part of a
young naval officer is John Wayne
and it is a new kind of character
for this rugged young leading man
whose star is rising so rapidlY..
While first honors must go to
Miss - Dietrich and Wayne, an out
standing portrayal is given by
Broderick Crawford as a beached
navy man who attaches himself to
the cafe singer and follows her'
from one tropical isle to another.
Miss Dietrich introduces three
new songs in the picture.