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Y, FEB. 24, 1939



Mortarboard's AnnualPay-OffDance To Be Tonight At I


Cotton Pickers'
Ae To Provide
Music Tonight
Informality Is. Stressed
With Vegetable Corsage,
SkirLs And Sweaters
Pay-Off, annual sweater - skirt
dance sponsored by Mortar Board,
will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
today in the ballroom of the League.
It is a women's invitational affair,
and all campus women are invited
to attend, Jenny Petersen, chair-
man, said.
Members of Mortar Board and their
guests will attend the dance are:
Miss Petersen and Robert Weeks, '38,
of Detroit; Barbara Heath, chairman
of music, and Frank Ryder; Jean
Holland, ticket chairman, and Day-
ton Slater, '39E; Norma Curtis, chair-
man of favors, and Guy Orcutt, '39;
Grace Wilson, patrons chairman, and
George Thomson, '40L; Janet Fullen-
wider, chairman of entertainment,
and Richard Gerkensmeyer, '39BAd.
Chairmen To Attend
Marcia Connell, publicity chair-
man, and Russell Strickland, '39;
Betty Jane "Mansfield, and Harold
Stewart, '39; Mary AliceaMacKenzie
and Richard Meyer, of Pittsburgh;
Virginia Voorhees and Jack Collins,
'39E; Virginia Allen and Ralph Clark,
'39; Helen Jean Dean and Gene
Bowles, '39; Barbara Paterson and
James Sargeant, '39; and Marian
Baxter and Jack Stiles, '39.
The dance was instituted last year
with the idea of having it become
traditional, Miss Petersen said. Tick-
ets are priced at $1.50 and can be
secured from membets of Mortar
Board at the desk in the lobby of the
League, or at the door.
'Cotton Pickers' To Play
"The Cotton Pickers," directed by
William McKinney and featuring
Dorothy Derrick, "Harlem's Favorite
Songstress," have been chosen to
play. Miss Derrick has been appear-
ing at the Grand Terrace in Chicagb
with Fletcher Henderson and Earl
Hines during the past two years.
Jeanne Burt, '40Ed., will do an
original jazz-toe dance, Miss Fullen-
wider, chairman of entertainment,
announced. Small vegetable cor-
sages are being sold between 3 p.m.
and 5 p.m. today in the lobby of the
League. Only sweaters and skirts
will be permitted for women, Miss
Petersen said.
'Foo On Flu' Is Motto
Of JOP Play Cast
When June Madison, the Colonel of
"Pig in a Poke," current Junior Girls
Play, announced with much gusto
that she was in the pink of condi-
tion, Director Dick McKelvey heaved
a sigh of relief.
McKelvey's sigh had good cause.
As it stands now, three of the five
leads are in bed with the flu, the
general chairman, costume chair-
man, and scene designer are in the
convalescent sage, and Maxine Nel-
son, dance director, is nursing a brok-
en ankle. Always darkest before
1he dawn, they say ...

Will Sing At League

Dorothy Derrick, "Harlem's Fa-
vorite Songstress" will be featured
with "The Cotton Pickers" at the
League, where they will play for
Pay-Off Dance. Miss Derrick has
also been featured at the Grand
Terrace in Chicago where she has
sung with Fletcher Henderson and
Earl Hines during the past two
cy Weather
Fails To Stop
Social Whirl
From roller-skates to book-titles
is quite a jump but the parties to-
night seem to include much of the
unusual, as merrymakers will defy
near-zero and blizzardy weather to
continue their round of fun.
Roller-skating will be featured by
Sigma Alpha Mu. Members will meet
at the house at 10:30 and then pro-
ceed to the Fairground rink. The
chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs. Hen-
ry Meyer, Mr. and Mrs. Max Gold-
man, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. William
Isaacson of Detroit.
To Dance By Radio
Phi Delta Theta will give a radio-
dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mr.
and Mrs. Francis Wistert, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Killins, Mr. and Mrs. Her-
bert C. Weller and Mr. and Mrs.
James Bridges will chaperon.
"Book-titles" is the theme for the
radio-dance to be given by Pi Lambda
Phi. Everyone is to come in a cos-
tume representing the title of some
book. Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Bothman
and Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Morse of
Detroit will be chaperons.
To Hold Rose Formal
Alpha Xi Delta will give its Rose
Formal in honor of the officers for
next year and for three transfer stu-
dents; Ruth Driggs, '40; Luella Dry-
der, '40, both from Ohio Weslyan
and Betty Wagenhals, '41, from
Mount Union College. The dance
will be held from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30
a.m., the music being furnished by
Bill McKay. The chaperons will be
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Bertrum and Mr.
and Mrs. Douglas.
Pledges of Phi Sigma Sigma will
give an informal radio-dance in hon-
or of the actives. Dr. and Mrs. Isaac
Robinowitz, Mr. and Mrs. H, J. Bloom,
Mrs. Samuel Goudsmit and Mrs. Let-
tie Davis will be chaperons. The
dance will be held from 9 p.m. to 1

Tommy Tucker
Is Announced
As Frolic Band
Orchestra Will Replace
Happy Felton; Women
Have Late Permission
Tommy Tucker's orchestra will
provide the music for Frosh Frolic,
to be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fri-
day, March 10, instead of Happy Fel-
ton's orchestra, which was originally
booked to play, Jack Grady, '42, gen-
eral chairman of the dance, an-
nounced yesterday.
The change in plans was caused by
the same difficulty which arose over
Soph Prom earlier this year. Mr.
Felton's contract had already been
signed and delivered, but the Music
Corporation of America refused late
Tuesday to allow the band to appear.
Will Osborne was replaced by Frankie
Masters for Soph Prom on account of
a similar refusal.
Tommy Tucker's band has recent-
ly played at the Gibson Hotel in Cin-
cinnati and at the Meadowbrook
Gardens in the East. Last year they
played on the George Jessel radio
program from the West coast. Tuck-
er' built his reputation on a long en-
gagement at the Statler Hotel in
Cleveland. When playing in Cleve-
land, the band broadcast daily from
the Hotel.
Robert Hotchkiss, '42, chairman of
the ticket committee, announced
that the ticket office at the Union
would be open from 1:30 p.m. till
5:30 p.m. Friday too accommodate
people wishing to make adjustments
on ticketsand to sell the few re-
maining tickets.
Junior Girls Play
Tryouts Are Today
Final try-outs for Junior Girls Play
are to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
today in the Rehearsal Room of the
League, it was announced yesterday
by Maxine Nelson, '40, dance chair-
man. Tryouts are being held for sing-
ing, dancing and small speaking parts.
Independent women are particularly
urged to try out, Richard McKelvey,
Grad, director, announced.
Ruth Jacobson will be in the
League Undergraduate Offices from
4 to 5 p.m. today to receive the mon-
ey collected by members of the pro-
gram committee, Mary Minor, chair-
man, announced yesterday.

Students Will Make
Recorded Program
At Armory Dance
Students desirous of listening to
their own dulcet tones over the radio,
will have their opportunity Saturday
night at the regular Armory dance,
well-informed sources disclosed early
this morning. Larry Gentile, the
brain behind the CKLW "Dawn Pa-
trol" program, will bring his "Crazy
Quiz" program to Ann Arbor at that
Gentile, microphone in hand, and
surrounded by heralds, heifers and
flunkies, brings his equipment to va-
rious dances throughout Michigan.
He interviews eager-faced people
from the crowd, asking them ques-
tions interspersed with many a wise-
crack. They make short talks and
carry on in general in a whacky tone.
A recording is made of the entire
proceeding and is played over the
air between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sun-
day on Gentile's program. No doubt
many a campus smoothie will be en-
ticed into shooting off their faces in
this manner. Watch your local pa-
pers for further details!
League Begins
Guest Evenings
Will Honor Three Groups
At Each Weekend Dance
Guest evenings for the League
weekend dances will begin at the
dance from 9 p.m. to midnight Sat-
urday, when Kappa Kappa Gamma,
Phi Delta Theta -and Sigma Chi have
been invited to attend.
Betty Spangler, '39, chairman of
the League ballroom committee an-
nounced that three organizations will
be invited to each of the regular
dances during the year.
During the evening a trio of Bar-
bara Telling, '40, Jane Hart, '40, and
Dorothy Ann Aikens, SM, of Kappa
Kappa Gamma will sing, and Bob
Mix, '40, of Phi Delta Theta, will
play his own piano composition with
Bill Geisert, '41, as vocalist.
Candid camera shots of the guests
'will be projected onto a screen as
part of the evening's entertainment.
Charlie Zwick and his orchestra will
play songs in honor of each group.
The guest nights will be held each
Friday and Saturday. Different
groups, including fraternities, sorori-
ties and dormitories, will be invited
to each dance.

Students Are Invited
To LeagueSuppers
Sunday Night Suppers at the
League are being resumed under the
sponsorship of the social committee
of the League, Barbara Grill, '40,
chairman, announced yesterday.
All students are invited to attend
the suppers and reservations must be
made by calling Miss Grill at 3025 or
Beth O'Roke, '40, at 2-2012, before
noon Sunday.

Assembly Sets Deadline
For All Eligibility Cards
All eligibility cards for persons
wishing to participate in Assembly
activities must be turned in by Wed-
nesday, Betty Jane Mansfield, '39,
Assembly president, has announced.
A meeting of the executive council
of the organization will be held at
4:30 p.m. today in the League. All
members are requested to attend,
Miss Mansfield said.

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This is dhe Last Day before tickets
o on sale to the other classes.
Time: 1:30 to 5:30, Union Desk.
Date ... FRIDAY, MARCH 10th
Price: $2.25 the Couple.

Fourth Tea Dance
Will Be Thursday
An Interfraternity-Panhellenic Tea
Dance will be given from 4 p.m. to
6 p.m. Thursday in the ballroom of
the League, it was announced yes-
terday by Barbara Benedict, '40, co-
chairman of the dance.
The Tea Dance is the fourth of a
series and is being conducted co-
operatively by Interfraternity Coun-
cil and Panhellenic Association.

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