TEN YALE MEN GO CHINESE AS BALLET NEEDS COOLIE EXTRAS
Ten Eli students turned to the Terpsichorean Monday when they acted as supernumeraries for the Ballet Russe of Monte Carlo, which was making a one-might stand in New Haven.
Appearing first as Chinese coolies in long, black shirts, the Yale men rushed onto the stage, set up several tents, then rushed off. Several moments later, attired as Chinese bandits, viz: without shirts, they ran on again and tore down the tents. Later, they became coolies once more, bringing two lovers in a palanquin onstage; then removing them after a wedding ceremony.
A ballerina, commenting on the Elis' performance, said that the Yale boy "who deed thees when he should have done that" would have made an excellent partner ". . . . eef he had not been so polite or so afraid."