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_______________ THE MICHIGAN DAILY ,PM XI

Engineering Ball Will Be Held Tonight In

Union Ballroom

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Annual Dance
To Have Music
By Hoag land
Tickets To Continue On Sale
Today; 'Modernism' Will Be
General Theme Of Decorations
Everett Hoagland and his Orches-
tra will make their first appearance
in Ann Arbor at 9 p.m. today to fur-
nish the music for the annual winter
Engineering Ball which will be held
until 1 a.m. in the Union Ballroom.
One of the best known young
dance bands in the country, Hoag-
land's Orchestra has recently com-
pleted an engagement at the Wal-
dorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
They have also played at the Ritz-
Carlton in Boston, the Rice Hotel in
Houston and the Cleveland Hotel in
that city, receiving favorable com-
ments during each of their appear-
ances.
In addition, the Band has played
in such popular theatres as the Earle
in Washington, the Stanley in Pitts-
burgh, the Fox in Detroit, and the
Earle in Philadelphia.
Hoagland himself has a musical
background wich critics believe is
rarely equalled among the modern
dance maestros. Since the age of
six he has studied, successively, the
piano, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet
and oboe which he topped off with
a study of arranging and composi-
tion at the Conservatory of Music at
the University of Southern Calif-
ornia.
Tickets for the dance may be pur-
chased for the last time today either
at the Unionhdesk or from members
of the Engineering Council, which
is sponsoring the dance. They will
be sold for $2.50 per couple.
Decorations for the Ball will con-
form to the general theme of "Mod-
ernism" and will consist of models
of various structures used in engi-
neering. These include a ladle filled
with molten metal, a gear, a pulley
and belt, a girder and a cross-section
of an automobile engine.
The list of patrons of the dance
will be headed by President and Mrs.
Alexander G. Ruthven, Dean Joseph
A. Bursley, Dean and Mrs. Walter B.
Rea, and Dean and Mrs. Ivan C.
Crawford.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets
will be used to sponsor "Open House"
in the Engineering College sometime
in April to show the rest of the cam-
pus the various types of activities
and the research work which is being
carried on in the School.
Dances To Be Held
Tonight At Stockwell
And Pi Lambda Phi
The little date book has but two
lines filled today, as the Engineers
Ball has taken over the campus
limelight, the Sweater Dance will be
held in the League, and besides,
those dreadful things called finals
are just around the corner.
Members of Pi Lambda Phi are
having a radio dance from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. tonight. Those who have
been asked to chaperon the affair
are Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bothman
and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Mandeberg.
A pre-exam fling is being held from
9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. tonight in the
form of a dance by Stockwell Hall.
Mrs. L. Ray and Miss Elizabeth Ly-
ons will act as chaperons for the
evening.

Jerkins Are

Quilted

League To Give
Dance Tonight
Bill Sawyer To Feature Vocal
Quartet, 'The Impossible Four'
Bill Sawyer's latest swing arrange-
ment, "Yes, My Darling Daughter,"
will be introduced at the Sweater
Dance tonight from 9:30 p.m. to 1
a.m. in the League Ballroom.
The new number which, in the
young maestro's opinion, is their best
arrangement to date, will feature
Gwen Cooper, soloist of the orches-
tra, singing the leading role support-
ed by their new vocal quartet, "The
Impossible Four." Big John and Bob
Holland will add to the vocalizing
with some of their own inimitable
styles for other specialty numbers
during the program.
A straight program of regular dance
music is to be the order of the eve-
ning and Sawyer declares that there
will be no interruptions of any kind
during the evening, even for an-
nouncements. ASCAP tunes will be
played.
Dance tickets are priced at only
$1 per couple, so if you haven't al-
ready planned to go to the Engin-
eer's Ball we suggest that you dance
the sweater dance at the League.
Sport Jewelry
Qoes Domestic
In New Designs,
It seems that the jewelry designers
are forever thinking up new ideas
to please the feminine fancy and
now they have gone domestic.
One of the latest tricks is to die
the kernels of corn and string them
on a leather strap to make a smart
necklace. The kernels may be dyed
any color. One of the more attrac-
tive ones combined rose kernels with
aqua colored kernels.
These neck pieces are rather heavy
and so look best with sweaters or a
plain, not too dressy wool. Perhaps
one of the things which seem to be
most pleasing about this necklace is
the fact that it gives the appearance
of a Hawaiian lay, a most flattering
adornment to anyone.
Because the Sweater Dance is
being held from 9:30 p.m. to 1
a.m. tonight in the League ball-
room, the 7-11 Club will not be
open. On Saturday night, how-
ever, the club will be open as
usual from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. in
the Grand Rapids room.

Ball Petitioning
For Assembly
To End Today
Interviewing Will Be Conducted
By Members Of Board Next
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Petitioning deadline for the an-
nual Assembly Ball has been set at
5 p.m. today, said Patricia Walpole,
'41, president of Assembly, remind-
ing all independents that their rlanks
for committee positions must be left
in the Undergraduate Office of the
League by this time.
Central committee posts open for
petitioning are general chairman,
who also heads the music committee.
assistant general chairman in charge
of merits, co-chairmen of publicity,
tickets, and decorations, finance, and
head of the patrons and program
committee.
Interviewing will be conducted by
representatives of the Assembly
Board Wednesday through Friday of
next week. The eight members of
the Board who will officiate include
the officers of Assembly and the
presidents of each of the four groups
making up the organization. These
four groups are the League houses,
dormitories, Ann Arbor Indepen-
dents, and Beta Kappa Rho.
Officers of Assembly for this year
are, besides Miss Walpole, Elizabeth
Lyman, '41, vice-president, Betty
Hall, '41, secretary, and Anne Crow-
ley, '41, treasurer. Presidents of the
four groups, in order, are Barbara
Friedberg, '43, Frances Nevin, '41,
Jean Krise, '42, and Sara Jeanne
Hauke, '42.
Freshmen may petition for chair-
manships if they are certain that
when next semester rolls around
they will be eligible, Miss Walpole
explained.
JGP Will Audition
Music Submitters
Auditions for those who wish to
submit music for JGP will be held
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the
League. Notice of the room will be
posted on the League bulletin board.
A copy of the music and lyrics
should be brought to the. audition.
Those who cannot attend are re-
quested to call Phyllis Waters, '42,
music chairman, at 22547.

Hobby Lobby
To Specialize
In Leatherwork
Leatherwork of all varieties will
be the specialty of the Hobby Lobby
crafts group when it resumes its
activities each Wednesday of next
semester.I
Materials from a northern tan-
nery will be available to members
of the club either below cost or free
of charge, according to the arrange-
ments that can be made. All types{
of leather goods will be on the pro-
gram: book covers, purses, wallets,
and any original designs.
Any student who is qualified to in-
struct in this type work is urged to
call Gertrude Inwood, '43, Stockwell
Hall. The organization is especially
interested in learning the technique
involved in making chamois jerkins.
Hobby Lobby, an offshoot of the
Outdoor Club, reached full organiza-
tion this year with work periods
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday, at Palmer
Field House. Membership in the
club is not a prerequisite to partici-
pation in Hobby Lobby activities.
Recent Engagements
Of Brian, Kingston
Are Made Known
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Kingston
of Grand Rapids, announced the en-
gagement of their daughter Anne,
'40, to Henry Bradshaw Heyl, '40E,
of Pittsburgh and Tyrone, Penn., at
a luncheon given at the Penisular
Club of Grand Rapids on Dec. 28.
Miss Kingston was a member of Chi
Omega and Alpha Lambda Delta. Mr.
Heyl was affiliated with Beta Theta
Pi, and was a member of Triangles
and Vulcans and the varsity track
team.
Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Adrian Brian of
Bethlehem, Pa., announced the en-
gagement of their daughterhElisa-
beth, '42, to John R. Oswalt, son of
Col. and Mrs. John R. Oswalt of
Monterey, Calif., on New Year's Eve.
Miss Brian transferred to the Uni-
versity this year from the Moravian
College for Women in Bethlehem, Pa.,
and is a pledge of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Mr. Oswalt is a member of the pres-
ent graduation class at West Point.

Gene Krupa, 'Drummer Boy'
To Feature Smooth Melodies
Dark-haired, ivory-toothed Gene tefre te act.N hl
h'''12ad'do'~'0'et"he form",er Ethel Faweett. No chil-
lKrupa, the mad drummer boy who dren yet.
got his start with Benny Goodman. The payoff is that he's never had
will bring an orchestra to make sweet a lesson . . . He plays from imagina-
and mellow music for the J-Hop. tion, but can read and write music
From his long and fierce history .. studied piano when a kid, but
he never follows the music. Says its
with Goodman's band Krupa got the impossible to really write music for
reputation of a wild, unrestrained the drums. All it takes, he says, is
musician who concentrated primarily the touch. The touch of a master
musician who can get sweet music
on making as much noise as he could
as fast as he could. Coming, though,
into his own right as one of the fore- Officers Announced
most orchestra leaders in the coun- Vincent Monzel, '42, was elected
try, Krupa set about to develop a president at the recentselection of
smooth, melodic style. Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. James
Swing Means Rhythm MacPherson, '43, is vice-president;
"Swing music," Gene declares, "is Albert Webber, '42, secretary; Rich-
nothing more than self-expression ard Northway, '41, housemanager;
by the free-thinking modern day mu- Kenneth Huff, '42E, inductor, and
sician. At first, swing was nothing Albert Grunewald, '42E, Sentinel.
more than improvision by instru-
mentalists from the original theme,
their expression and analysis of the
original being the way in which they a
saw and appreciated the chorus off{I
the melody. "Now," he adds, "it has I
become a word which is appropriate-
ly used to describe all forms of rhy-
thmic music with a lift bounce, a
good dance -beat."
In plain words, dearies, he wants
to keep it sweet.
In achieving his popular, mellow
style, no tricks are used by Krupa,
but the way in which he plays is a
show in itself. He doesn't believe
that trick hats, curious uniforms and
other stage props have a place in
the popular dance band of the day.
He has never used a producer for
his stage shows and one-nighters,
yet the net result is as entertaining
and showmanly as any ever pre-
sented.
Krupa Practices Daily
Krupa's ambition is to play the
drums in a symphony orchestra . . .
practices two to three hours daily
and uses a rubber pad to drill on . .
.. all new drum tricks are first tried
out on the pad . . . wears out two
pads in a month, with the steady OD
pounding of the sticks on the sponge nG O O D
...Keeps hat on during rehearsal
to get the true sounds of the drums. S T A T E
The publicity blurbs sent out are
disappointing to a lot of us, though.
Gene is married, five years now, to__

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