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FRIDAY, DECrmj3ER 21, 1928

THE MICHIGAN DEALY

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SYMPHONY ORCHESTR4
GIVES PRESENTATIO
OF DE K COMPOSITION
PERFORMANCE IN ANN ARBOR
PRECEDES PREMIERE IN
LARGE CITIES
COMPOSER WINS PRIZE
Palmer Christian And University
Students Assist
Orchestra
As its premiere performance.
Ernest Block's symphony, "Ameri-
ca," was played by the School of
Music orchestra under the direc-
tion of Joseph E. Maddy yesterday
afternoon in Hill auditorium. The
composition received the Musical
America magazine $3,000 prize for
the greatest musical work sub-
mitted in 1928.
Palmer Christian and a chours
of University choral literature class
students assisted at the perform-
ance which preceded by a few hours
the joint premiere which was given
last night by five symphony or-
chestras, the New York Philhar-
monic orchestra, the Boston Sym-
phony orchestra, the Philadelphia
Symphony orchestra, the Chicago
Symphony orchestra, and the San
Francisco Symphony orchestra.';
The conductors of these orchestras
were the judges of the competitionj
conducted by Musical America1
magazine, at which this symphony
won the prize, and as each one
asked for the privilege of perform-t
ing the work for the first time, it
was agreed that they should all-
share the premiere by performing
the work the same day.
Composer ives Permission I
The performance given by theI
School of Music orchestra yester-
day afternoon was arranged by
special permission from the com-
poser, and is the only one other
than those by the best-known sym-
phony orchestras in the country.
It is possible that the symphony1
will be given in-Ann Arbor at theI
May Festival of 1929.
Mr. Maddy, conductor of the I
School of Music orchestra, is en-
thusiastic about the score and
thinks that it is "great." The or-t
chestra has been rehearsing thet
symphony for the past, six weekst
in preparation for yesterday's per-
formance. Mr. Maddy states thatI
"the music is a great inspirational2
'work." It is a history of America,v
beginning with an Indian theme,
combining war dances and loves
songs, which progresses to Englishk
music depicting the call of free- I
dom, the voyage of the Mayflower,I
its struggles and trials across thet
sea, and at last land.V
Machine Age Is Depicted t
Then the birth of young America,
independence, revolt, and war, .
which, according to the score, ist
chaos, this is depicted in the sec-e
ond part; and finally comes thet
present age-the machine age. A '
call for help out of the chaos re-t
solves into a semblance of orderd
and finishes the score with ans
"America" hymn which the audi-t
ence sings.
The words are :"America! Ameri-t
ca! Thy name is on my heart; Myr
love for thee arouses me To nobler -
thoughts and deeds. Our fathers
builded a nation to give us Justice
and Peace. Toward higher aims,
toward brighter goals, Toward free-
dom of all mankind. Our hearts
we pledge, America, To stand by
thee, to give to thee Our strength,
our faith, and our lives."

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"DORMITORIES SPONSOR ACTIVITIES" UD!,rMichigan Women To l
IS OPINION OF MARIE HARTWIG, '29' JUC iuii IIU gL"
________Convention
sEitor's Note: This is the seventh of a!of the campus in general rather
Sries of the riopsi twomen s dortuitorres. than to the daily routine of the One of the most interestin
garding the1proposed1women'sUdOneiofrthe.most itrsng
In the opinion of Marie Hart- sort of life which could be lived l events scheduled to take place dur-
wig, '29, business secretary of the anywhere and not particularly in ing the Christmas vacation, and
Women's league and president of ' college. "To me, one's four years Juniors Take 46 Points; Seniors
Senior society, the greatest advan- of college life 'should offer an ex- Rank Second With 29 In Ione which is really quite outside-
tage offered by the proposed won- perience that can be had in no Physical Ed. Meet the usual realm of holiday festiv-
en's dormitory plan is the feeling, other place. Advantages of all - ity, is a meeting of the societies of
which will be sponsored, not only sorts are essential, if one's outlook SENIORS RANK SECOND Orchesis in the various universities
among alumnae but also among is going to be broadened, new 1_where they exist all over the coun-
undergraduates, of belonging to friends made, and one's individual-;try,: on Jan. 31, in Chicago.
ity developed." Winning a total of 46 points, thetronJ.31inCca.
that group known as 'Michigan In aer4 The convention, if this dance-
ome, In answer to a question regard- k junior women placed first in the day program can be called a con-1
ing the possible effect of dormi- physical education major meet held vention, will last only one -day,'
"Quite apart from the spirit that tories on enrollment of women, this week in Barbour gymnasium. during vwhich the delegates and
is connected with an alma mater, Miss Hartwig referred to the large The seniors ranked second with 29 members will be kept busy,discus-
there is a spirit existent among number of young women whose points, the sophomores third with{sing problems in natural dancing,j
Michigan women, which is strong- parents prevent their coming to 15, and the freshmen last with 8. in dancing together, and in meet-
est among those who have taken this school due to the fact that The first series of events were ing all their old society members
part in campus activities. Any al they cannot secure residence in one motor ability tests, which consist- and instructors again.
umna will thrill at the sound of of: the two dormitories open to ed of rope climbing, straddle vault This is the first official re-union
the words, 'Junior Girls' Play' or freshmen. Such a circumstance, in on a buck, three stunts, and climb- that the society has ever had, al-
'Bazaar' if she once had a part her opinion, point to the fact that I ing over a bomb. In these contests though ever since its organization.
ii them." Miss Hartwig feels that the people of the state prefer to j that juniors won 11 out of a pos- members away from their school
the proposed dormitory system will have their daughters live in dormi- sible 12 points. In the obstacle ties have gathered together, some-
create a far more general partici- tories.. If this is true, "then the relay, which required the members times at the University of Wiscon-
pation in campus activities than is enrollment of women at Michigan of the squads to turn a summer- f sin where the first society was
possible under the present condi- would increase, but it is of course, sault over a mat with balls in their ! formed, to dance and meet for the
tions. very difficult to predict." arms, throw the balls over a rope, love and interest they have in
Commenting upon the present Regarding. the influence on sor- and go under a hurdle with them, dancing.
difficulty, of organization among orities, Miss "Hartwig remarked that the juniors gained 15 more points Two members who are planning'
the University women, she went on 'sororities are a very great asset by placing first. They also won in 'to attend the dance day in Chicagol
to say that "the unity which would at the present time, due to their the game of bullets. who are well known to Michigan
come from having all women in a partial solution of the housing -- 1iwomen are Miss Ione Johnson, in-
comparatively few groups would problem. It is impossible to pro- Subscribe to the Michigan Daily, structor in natural dancing, at this
make possible a markedly more ef- phecy what the future situation will $4.00 a year. Universitiy, and Marion Van Tuyle,,
ficient organization and an influ- be, but we can only hope for a '28, an old member of the Mich-
ence which could easily make itself continuance of the fine feeling I 0 o igan Orchesis, who is at present'
felt in every phase of University which is now existent between Two important conditions j teaching at the University of Chi-
life. The single problem of the en- sorority and independent women." necessary to participation in11 cago.
forcement of rules would be ma- In conclusion, Miss Hartwig de- jIthe Juniors Girls' Play are goodj; The Orchesis movement, wzlich
terially lessened. At the present clared that "many independent j health and good scholarship j is really a formation of clubs to
time such excuses are continually women have never lived in dormi- Why not use the weeks between further a widespiread interest in
being made as 'I didn't ask for late tories and, among them, there is a I now and the second semester | natural dancing and in the new
permission because I didn't want little developed concensus of opin- to study with all your might I method of teaching it, originated
to inconvenience my landlady by ion. But I " believe that, among II and to take plenty of outdoor j at the University of Wisconsin,
asking her to stay up late' or 'I those Independent women who I exercise? The Junior Girls' Play j under the guidance and supervi-
missed the bus, and it was too far have lived in dormitories, there is 1 is worth working for, in the in- sion of Miss Margaret H'Daubler,
to walk.'" a general appreciation of the ad- terests of friendly associations j who teaches it there.
Miss Hartwig believes that the vantages to be obtained and ap- I and good class spirit. I Miss H'Daubler was grst inter-
interest of the great majority of proval of the proposed plan to build Alice C. Lloyd jj ested in organizing a dance major
women would be directed to affairs a new dormitory."o o I course, which had never before
Cora Survives Influenza And Classes . I'

Attend National
Of Orchesis In Chicago,
been offered in any university. As PLANS
she planned the course, it was not
only technical, but it was also cul-
tural and covered its field in a Theta Sign
broad general sense. 'nalistice sor
In consequence, all the sciences 1 yesterday at
'required for the regular physical house. The
education major student are re- ing was to n
quired at Wisconsin, and besides, the details o
courses in public speaking, foreign which they u
languages, history, drama, music, days for Wyl
literature, and dancing are also re- The plans wi
quired. Another or
Dancing, as an educational fac- a meeting re
tor worthy of study, began in Miss Phi. A story
H'Daubler's course, and out of it and a shor
grew an Orchesis society. At first Florence Rol
it was merely a meeting of differ-'The next me
ent women interested in natural nesday, Janu
dancing who wanted to come to-
gether. It never has had any
great systematized organization
such as officers and pins to bind
its members together. Freshmen,
This group of women began to Seniors. Do
study dancing as an art, and they class basket
tried to make a scientific ap- -ifter you ret
proach to it. They read books, and Iors will pra
found that the Greek verb "to sophomores
dance," was Orchesis, but they o'clock, Tue,
knew that the Greeks had attach- ready, and 1
ed a great deal more significance practice cou
to the word than we do to its Eng- Second tr;
lish equivalent. It meant to them Girls' Play w
everything connected with the day, January
dance, beauty of movement, even out for spea
beauty not in motion. And this prepared on
group of women decided that the The entire
'word "Orchesis," was an ideal Daily are as
name for their society, because it signments or
was symbolical of all that they A meetin
loved and stood for. Girls' Glee
Orchesis society at Michigan was Tuesday, Jar
organized under Miss Janet Cum- of Music. O
mings, former instructor in natu- 9, the glee
ral dancing, who was a member of Morris stu
the first society at Wisconsin broadcasting

MAKES FINAL
FOR BANQUET
na Phi, honorary jour-
ority, held a meeting
the Alpha Omicron,Pi
purpose of the meet-
make final plans as to
f the Matrix banquet
till give after the holi-
vern and Mortarboard.
Ill be announced later.
ganization which held
cently is Chi Delta
by Helen Dancer, '30,
't Christmas skit by
binson, '29, were read.
eting will be on Wed-
nary 16.
Notnce
Sophomores, Juniors,
n't forget that inter-
ball begins the day
urn. Juniors and sen-
ctice at 4 o'clock, and
and freshmen at 5
sday, January 8. Be
be there for the first
nts.
y-outs for the Junior
ill be held on Thurs-
y 10. All those trying
aking parts are to be
that day.
women's staff of the
sked to report for as-
n Monday, January 7
g of the University
Club will be held on
nuary 8, at the School
n Wednesday, January
club will meet at the
dio to practice for
.

To Wish EverybodyA
Well, my dear, if I survive my know a t
five classes today, I'm going to go except th
home this afternoon. Isn't that and if I
ghastly to have five classes the day sprung o
before and after vacation? Just morning,
imagine it! And if I get called on ill, I me(
it's going to be just too bad, I 'can Well, h
tell you that. (I think I'll take everythir
this around with me and show it geous e)
to all my profs before class starts you'll ha
and maybe they won't call on me. I reall
And then again, maybe they would vacation
ask me to leave the class. But that And I ho
wouldn't be so bad, either.) 1 you don't

Merry Christmas
hing about anything today
hat I am going to go home,
should have a blue book
n me without warning this
I should become violently
an I really would.
aving survived the flu and
ng-it does provide a gor--
xcuse for bolting classes,
ve to admit that, though
y expect to have the best
yet. I mean I really do.
pe you all do too, and that
t have to celebrate Christ-

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