THE MICHIGAN DAtij 1AGwas
Will Play For Annual Soph rom Dec. 12
To Go On Sale
At Union Desk
Poll Acclaims Dunham's Group1
'Most Promising Band Of '41';
To Make Appearance Here
Making his debut before Michigan
students, Sonny Dunham will intro-
duce his newly-formed orchestra at
the annual Soph Prom which will
be held from 9, p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Fri-
day, Dec. 12, in the Union.
Acclaimed by a poll conducted by
the radio program, "Make-Believe
Ballroom" as the "most promising
band of 1941," Dunham, a stylist on
both the trumpet and the trombone,
will bring .his band here following
engagements on the Pacific Coast
as well as in the East.-
Was With Gray
After spending seven, years with
Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Or-
chestra as a featured instrumental-
ist,'Dunham launched his own band
last year. He has played at the
"Casa Manana" in Culver City, "The
Grove" in the Russian River, the
"Rainbow Rendezvous" in Salt Lake
City, and the new "Mission Beach
Theatre Ballroom" in San Diego.
'Going East, Dunham filled an en-
gagemnt this summer at the Mead-
owbrook Club in Cedar Grove, N.J.
His theme, "Memories of You," first
introduced with the Casa Loma or-
chestra on recordings, has identified
his music on nation-wide broadcasts,
including the "Matinee At Meadow-
In addition to is own playing on
both trumpet and rombone, an abil-
ity considered unusual in the world
of musicians because of the differ-
ence in the technique of playing
each instrument, Dunham's new band
features such instrumentalists as
Jack 'Richardson, Bunnie Donin and
Bud Combine. Vocalists witi the or-
chestra include Ray Kellogg, Dave
Hallett and Diane Mitchell.
Tickets for the annual Soph Prom
may be obtained by sophomores only
tomorrow through Saturday at the
Union. They will be on sale from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Friday
and from 9 p.m. to noon Saturday.
Since the sale at these times is re-
stridted to second year students,
they must bring their. identification
cards to purchase the tickets. Gen-
eral sale for all students will be from
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Charles
Dotterrer, general chairman, an-
Erwin, Protege Of Goodman,
To Play For Panhellenic Ball
Considered by many as one of the
"most outstanding trumpet players
in the nation," Pee Wee Erwin will
bring his orchestra to play at the an-"
nual Panhellenic Ball Friday in the
Born in 1913 in Falls City, Neb.,
Erwin's early ,musical experience
came from the limited opportunities
of playing in the high school orches-
tra and in the town band which per-
formed once a week in good weather
and none at all in bad.
In Haymes Band
After graduation from high school,
Erwin joined Joe Haymes' band in a
tour which led eventually to the Bo-
hemian "Village Barn" in New York.
Featured trumpet soloist with Isham
Jones was the next step up on the
ladder the following year, and then
a season playing at the outstanding
deb parties with Freddie Martin.
During the thirties a change in the
musical trend became visible as peo-
ple became swing-conscious. Two new
names became important in the
dance music world, Ray Noble and
Benny Goodman, and Erwin found
himself associated with both.
With Benny Goodmn n
With Benny Goodman, breaking
all records with his band from coast
to coast, a young bespectacled trom-
bonist set about catching up with the
Red Cross Chairman
Announces New Total
Latest total announced by chair-
man Elizabeth Luckham, '42, of the
Red Cross drive is $679, within $21
of the goal set by the campus group.
All league house presidents must
attend the meeting to be held at
7:15 p.m. today in the League. They
are to bring all money collected thus
far in the drive.
Central committee of the Red
Cross drive will meet at 1 p.m. to-
morrow in Martha Cook.
Altar Society To Hold
First Meeting Friday
The Altar Society of St. Mary's
Student Chapel will hold the first
business meeting of the year followed
by a tea from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
at the home of Mrs. Edgar N. Durfee
on :Day St.
Mrs. 'Allen Sherzer, social chair-
man, is particularly anxious to have
all members of the Society, wives of
faculty members and married stu-
dents present at the meeting. Mrs.
Hartger J. Borgman and Mrs. F. C.
Naylor will preside at the tea table.
Last week it was someone tall,
this week it's someone short, we're
wandering about.. . namely Doris-
ann Hendricks, in charge of bowl-
ing, who is so tiny it is a miracle
that she doesn't slide down the
alleys with her bowling balls.
To be inducted today by Crop and
Saddle because of, their great im-
provement and dependable turnout
every week, are nine members of the
auxiliary groups. Doreen Armstrong,
Estefania Aldaba, Mary Lou Andrews,
Betty Sue Lamb, Virginia Wakeman,
Dena Stover, Marian rebec, Nancy
Bierwirth, and Katherine Wood will
be the honored ones.
Volleyball matches have been
quite lucrative as far as injuries are
concerned, for a black eye as the
result of an elbow thrust of a team-
mate-(honest!) was one conse-
quence, while Erika Moeckel, of
Cheever, another 'shorty' like Miss
'Guardian Angel'Of Foresters' Ball Friday,
Is Paul Bunyan, Prevaricators' Brain -hild
By LOIS SHAPIRO
Did you ever see a myth walking?
Well you will, or rather the evidence
that it has been walking, for a myth
is coming to town, especially to at-
tend the dance in his honor Friday
night at the Union.
Yes, you've guessed it, it's Paul
Bunyan, the great American myth,
who first started cutting and milling
lumber in Michigan's own Saginaw
Valley country. And it was here in
Michigan, that Paul, so stories say,
Vyith a mighty crew of workers and
his own great Blue Ox, invented log-
ging and dubbed it the finest and
most noble of occupations.
Mystery surrounds the giant's birth
and geneology, but most authors agree
that he was of French-Canadian,
birth and that the event took place
somewhere in Maine, requiring four-
teen storks because the child was so
Twenty cows were kept in the barn
to supply milk for young Paul, for
his parents could not feed him any
other way. Rapid growth and mis-
chievous pranks upon his neighbors
were the; main characteristics of his
And then came the great blue snow,
so the , mythologists say, which
brought Paul his Blue Ox. The snow
fell for days and covered everything
The women's archery club will
meet 7:30 p.m. today in Water-
man Gymnasium. The targets
will be up and members are re-
quested to bring their own arrows.
Entrance to the gym may be
gained by going through the main
entrance of Barbour Gymnasium.
and as Paul waded ankle deep in
search of firewood, he came upon the
young ox strandel and almost frozen.
Paul named it Babe and cared for
it tenderly, and the amazing thing
was that when it thawed out, the ox,
remained the blue color of the snow.,
And pet took after master, for Babe
grew to huge proportions and great
strength, so great that Paul would
hitch him to an entire logging tamp
and pull shacks, lumber, saw-mills
ahd all to a new location.
And here's the pay-off, Babe was
even hitched to logging roads to
straighten them out when Paul and
his companions were too tired to make
After inventing logging and logging
practices, he later ranged the entire
country in search of new timberlands
and new feats to perform. There are
many and varied accounts of these:
wherever Paul and Babe wandered,
their foot-prints filled with water and
became lakes. Paul dug the Grand
Canyon, levelled the plainstharvested
fields in a day . . no task was too
great for the patron saint of foresters.
The great era of forest exploitation
fs gone forever, but Paul and his Blue
Ox live on so vividly in the hearts of
all lumberjacks that for the past four
years Forestry students have given
the Paul Bunyan 'Formal!' The first
one was given in a barn at the Saline
Farms with a four piece orchestra
and from this modest beginning the
only informal 'formal' of the year has
Paul Will Be There
Yes, Paul will be there, and not only
in spirit Friday at the dance. Since
his exact size is much disputed, deco-
rations chairmen have decided that
twenty feet is plenty for Mr. Bunyan
. incidentally, the ballroom won't
stand anything any higherJ
A replica of the axe which Paul
used will be hmng from the ceiling,
while other logging tools used by for-
esters will decorate the walls. Murals
depicting various aspects of the field
of forestry will also be part of the
decmrations . . . They're making Paul
and his times come alive again for
the dance ,
"PER WF.F." ER.WIN
Hendricks, jumped so hard and so
high to reach the ball that she
"King's" lead. So Tommy Dorsey threw her thumb out of joint!
lured away some of the outstanding *
musicians in the field, and Pee Wee Flash! Latest report as of going to
found himself in the Dorsey outfit for press announces that Alpha Phi, win-
three years. i ner of the A tournament beat Kappa
Having played with large orches- I Delta, 46-35 yesterday to achieve the
tras, Erwin then proved that he could final victory thus making them win-
be equally successful as a member of ners of the intramural volleyball
a small group, namely Raymond I tournament. In the A tournament
Scott's famed "Quintet." Finally this finals, between Alpha Phi and Alpha
year. after years of experience as a Delta Pi, there was an overtime game
trumpeteer with well-known bands, which was really a thriller. Tied at
Erwin has built up a band of his own, the halves, at the end, and at the
considered one of the most promising I end of the first overtime period, Al-
of the newer, dance orchestras. ?pha Phi finally weon, 11-7. Kappa
It is this band that will play in Delta had trounced Mosher, 49-39 to
the converted Panhellenic Parthe- le victims in the B tournament.
non Friday when soirority women pre- So bye to volleyball for this season
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