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January 25, 1940 - Image 5

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Le Roy
Colored Band
Features Violin
Traditional Sweater-Skirt Event
To Be Held In League Ballroom
Feb. 21, Helen Barnett States
Helen Barnett, president of Mor-
tarboard, senior honorary society, to-
day announced that LeRoy Smith will
bring his twelve-piece colored band
and its melodic and intoxicating
rhythms to the League Ballroom Feb.
21, to play for Mortarboard's an-
nual informal Pay-Off dance.
The band has created its superior
standing with engagements at the
world-famous Reisen Weber's Para-
dise Roof in New York City, where
it has played for several seasons. It
has just completed an engagement
there. It has also played at Connie's
Inn in New York City, and for the
opening night at the French Casino.
The band has had long runs at the
Park Central Hotel, and it has spent
17 weeks at the beautiful Mayfair
Casino in Cleveland. They co-starred
.in such famous New York colored
revues as "Rhapsody in Black," with
Ethel Waters and "Connie's Hot
Smith and his men were warmly
received by the students here last
year, when they played for the As-
sembly Ball. This original band has
a distinctive and different style.
Smith is a violinist.
The Pay-Off dance was designed
to give women an opportunity to reci-
procate invitations to J-Hop. Danc-
ing will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This informal gathering of students
is in good collegiate style, for the
popular fashion of skirts, sweaters
and saddle shoes will predominate.
This year's dance will be the fourth
annual Pay-Off that Mortarboard
has sponsored, and it seems to be fast
becoming a University tradition. All
students are invited to attend.
Only Two Parties
Planned For Tonight
As Finals Approach
If anybody needs proof that hiber-
nation for that inevitability which be-
gins next weekend, has set in, and
nobody should need proof, the fact
that there are exactly two parties
listed for today ought to prove some-
There will be an informal radio
dance at the Chi Omega house from
8:30 p.m. to midnight, with Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Steinhiler and Mr. and
Mrs. Fred-Livermore chaperoning the
affair. Alpha Xi Delta has also
planned a radio dance to be held at
the house from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Prof. and Mrs. Charles Brassfield and
Mrs. Mary Bremen will act as chap-
erons for this party.
New Elections Hld
At Pickeril House
Dorothy Morris, '43A, was reelected
president of the Katherine Pickerill
Cooperative House last night. Other
officers elected were Frances Bouch-

er, '42, secretary; Elaine Spangler, '42
social director. Maida Sharfman, '42,
and Charlotte Babinski, '41, treasurer
and accountanit, respectively, will
continue in office for the- coming
Peggy Goodman, '43, will lead the
educational activities and Dorothy
Sankin, '41, Aileen Olsen, 1'43A, and
Miss Morris will compose the per-
sonnel committee.
James Dunlap To Be
President Of Chapter
Alpha Kappa Psi, professional ad-
ministration fraternity has an-
nounced the' election of the follow-
ing officers. James Dunlap, '41BAd
&L, president, Clayton Roshirt, '42,
vice president, Allyn Ferguson,
'42BAd, secretary, Robert Lipski, '42,
treasurer and Robert Gilmour, '42-
BAd, master of rituals.
Symphony To Play
The Little Symphony Orchestra
will be presented on the Sunday
Night Program of the International
Center at 8 p.m. Sunday in the ball-
room of the Union.


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Raymond Scott Brings Unique
Style Of Music To Ann Arbor

Hansel,'Q et el'By LOIS SHAPIRO
Having a personal band to com-
Second and third performances of pose for is worth the time lost in
the pantomime "Hansel and Gretel," composing, Raymond Scott said in
put on by the Children's Theatre an interview yesterday after his first
Group, will be held at 1:30 p.m. and
3:30 p.m. today in the Lydia Men- show in Ann Arbor.
delssohn Theatre. Scott is from New York City, at-
The story "Hansel and Gretel," tended the Institute of Musical Art
written by Engelburt Humperdinck there and then became a CBS radio
and adapted by Stanley Lock, '42, will staff composer and conductor for 10
be told in a series of dances. The staff comiseandhabn organized
Women's Glee Club will providyears. His band has been organized
music. for only seven months and in that
The principals of the play include short time has won national acclaim.
Elizabeth Faunce, '43, Gretel; Joseph His music is sweet as well as swingy
tornbein, '41, Hansel; David Gibson, and expressive.
'41, their father and the sandman;:Alth
Shirley Risburg, '42Ed, their mother; A ough the famous Quitet con-
Sara Graf, Grad., the witch; Neva sists of six men, the name persists
Dilley, '41Ed, the coo-coo; Alex Mill- because of its sound and the signi-
er, '41, the toad, and Evelyn Spa- ficance. The Quintet was organized
mer, '42Ed, the chipmunk. Joan Bev- before the complete band, but the
ington, '41Ed, Ruth Kremers, Grad., present organization consists of 13
and Miss Dilley will dance as trees. and not six men, each of which is a
Fifty cent single admission tickets virtuoso in his own right. Scott's
are available at the Lydia Mendels- musicians are specialists because his
sohn box office. Holders of season music is original for each istrument
tickets are reminded that reservations and must be interpreted by each man..
must be made at the theatre box
office. Skating Field Opens a
No more racket wielders will beat
a trail to Palmer Field this season;i
the courts have been frozen over to
accomodate the skating enthusiasts.
The field is open to all those whop
r N, andL 'wish to exercise on skates-no admis-
sion and no prerequisites.

sang with Sammy Kaye and Glen
He has been with Scott for seven
months, and likes sweet music wheth-
er popular or clasical. In the latter
field, he prefers Debussy.
Seconding the motion of charm i
young, vivacious Gloria Hart, who
was educated in England and France
and has been in Amercia only four
years. She loves singing with Scott's
band because she "not only sings but
interprets songs, as well."



He composes directly for the band
and doesn't go through the intermedi-
ate stage of putting it on paper.
Besides the 13 skilled instrumental-
ists, Scott has two very charming
vocalists. The good-looking, sweet-
smiling baritone is Clyde Burke, who
was born in Detroit, lived in New
Jersey most of his life, and formerly

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Refugee Edwin Franks Tells
Of British Life, War Thrills

"I don't like to spoil your story,"
said blond British refugee Edwin
Franks, '44A, as he settled into a
coke booth, "but I'm really an Amer-
ican citizen!"
The fact that he left America as
a year-old baby accounts for the ap-
parent willingness of England to
spare him from future military obli-
gations for his architectural educa-
tion at Michigan.
Food More Plentiful Here
Food, it seems, is more plentiful
and varied at Chicago House than
at British boarding schols, but less
substantial. Ice cream is considered
a child's dish over there. "But I'm
quite content with the A4nerican
way," he added.
The University students are sur-
prisingly like his British classmates,
Franks finds, although women wear
much heavier make-up, a fact which
he openly deplores. "It may just be
prejudice," he admitted, and would
commit himself no further on Michi-
gan women, for he has had nleither
the time nor the energy to date them.
At first he found a distinctive lack
of American understanding of the
British position in the war. Especially

in the East, he noted the prevalence
of the isolationist view.
Quoting from recent and well cen-
sored letters regarding the war sit-
uation at home, Frank offered,
"Mother she heard - was
going to happen." A recent letter
from a friend whose house suffered
a direct hit, said, "We were hit by
a bomb!" which leaves
marvelous opportunities for specula-
Describes Blackout
Describing blackouts and raid pre-
cautions before his sailing last May
at the time of Leopold's surrender,
Franks told of a shelter dug by him-
self and the gardener in the back
yard. Though only measuring nine
by six feet, it protected nine people
during a raid. A warbling note of
varying pitch beckons them to shel-
ter, while a single blare relieves the
"It's amusing to drive during a
blackout," he smiled, recalling the
"light" rations. "But we gradually
became accustomed to all these war-
time restrictions."
With the traditional, level-headed
British attitude toward the dangers
now hovering over entire Europe, he
said, "I'm not worried about my par-
ents or friends. Everything is going
to come out all right!"

At an announcement party at their
home on Saturday, January 18, Mr.
and Mrs. Carrol Barse Haff of Pel-
ham Manor, N.Y., and Black Point,
Conn., announced the engagement
of their daughter, Patricia, '40, to
Maximillian Schoetz, '39E, son of Mrs.
Maximillian Schoetz of Milwaukee,
Both Miss Haff and Mr. Schoetz
were prominent while on campus.
She was affiliated with Collegiate
Sorosis sorority, and was a member
of Scroll, and Sigma Alpha Iota, na-
tional music sorority, was chairman
of the transfer orientation commit-
tee her senior year and had one of
the leading roles in J.G.P. He was
a member of Triangles and the Mich-
igan Technic staff during his under-
graduate days, and received his mas-
ters degree in business administra-
tion in 1940.
The wedding of Blance Glisson of
Ann Arbor and Robert H. Edmonds,
'37, of Washington, D.C., took place
on Sunday, Janauary 18, in the par-
ish hall of the Bethlehem Evangeli-
cal and Reformed Church. They will
live in Washington where Mr. Ed-
monds is on the staff of the Labor
and Defense Department.
Noon today will be the deadline
for J-Hop Booth applications, Rob-
ert Collins, of J-Hop booth com-
mittee, has announced.

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