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Vaudeville and showmanship of all descriptions blossomed forth lustily last night at Phillips Brooks House as the Student Employment Bureau held its annual trials for student entertainers who wish jobs.
A Law School comedian started the evening going when he stepped to the platform and began to complain about his room in Hastings Hall. "I live at 51 Hastings," he said, "a room with adjoining towel. It's so small I have to go outside to change my mind, and, you know, we're so cramped that we've taught the dog to wag his tail up and down."
Next was a monologist who began with a hearty, "Hello, Mister Ginsburg!" and proceeded to tell of the exploits of his son, Jakie, a "football player at Yale." Mystifying magic followed when an undergraduate magician pulled five handkerchiefs out of an empty box and then abruptly told a member of the audience what card he was thinking of.
Just how a club-woman sounds was illustrated in a compelling soprano by another entertainer, while four pianists competed, two of them playing Chopin, another playing "Martha" in the "Tiger Hag" fashion, and another interpreting a piece which no one recognized.
A xylophone player, an accordion maestro, and an English horn player completed the list of individual musicians, and a six-piece orchestra called the "Crimsonians" then took the spotlight. How to hit a rock while shooting rapids in a canoe was revealed by the final performer, described as a "lecturer." Russell T. Sharpe '28 director of the Bureau, said that a descriptive folder about the students would be sent to 2000 possible clients.
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