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Class Of '45
'Coming Out Party' Contracts
Young, Revised Band; Features
Singers Fran Snyder, Kay Aller
Helping the class of 1945 to make
its official debut, Red Norvo will
bring his band to Michigan for the
first time this year to play at the
annual Frosh Frolic, which will be
held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday,
March 13, in the main ballroom of
The sale of tickets for the dance
will begin at noon Tuesday at the
main desk of the Union, chairman
Henry Cohen, '45E, has announced,
and it will continue until noon Sat-
urday. The sale will be restricted to
freshmen this week and if any tickets
remain, they will be on general sale
Norvo Plays Xylophone
The announcement of the selec-
tion of Norvo's band to play at the
freshmen's "coming out party" was
made by the central committee,
headed by Stephen Selby, '45E, after
consideration of such bands as those
of Sonny Dunham, Andy Kirk and
Norvo, long recognized as one of
the best xylophonists in the business,
organized his own 14-piece band in
1935, following several years as a
featured instrumentalist with Paul
Whiteman's orchestra. Since that
year he has revised his band three
According to "Metronome," the'
swing magazine, Norvo's revised en-
senible is one "headed toward the
toff." It goes on to say that his or-
chestra at the Bpe Gardens in Ar-
monk, N. Y., is drawing plenty of
enthusiastic comments with the ar-
rangements and Red's xylophone is]
receiving special plaudits."]
Recent Engagements Listed 7
Norvo will bring his band here
from an extended engagement at the
Lg Cabin in Armonk, N. Y. The
band has played at the Pennsylvania,
Astor and Commodore hotels in New
York City as well as at the Famous
Door there. It has also been featured]
at the Meadowbrook Club in Cedar
Grove, N. J.
The Benjamin Franklin Hotel in1
Philadelphia, the Blackhawk Res-'
taurant in Chicago, the Sothland]
in Boston, the Steel Pier in Atlantic
City, the Muehlbach Hotel in Kansas
City and the Plantation Clib in Dal-]
las, Texas, have also presented Red]
Norvo and his orchestra.
Auditions for those junior wom-
en interested in trying out for]
solo parts in the cast of the 1942
JGP, "No Questions Asked," will
be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to-
morrow at the League. Vocal
pos tions of those who wish to
sink in the chorus will also be
decided, Barbara DeFries, musi
'Sleeping Beauty' Is Presented
As Narrated Dance Pantomime
Completing its list of three sched-
uled performances, "Sleeping Beau-
ty" will be presented by the Chil-
dren's Theatre at 1:30 p.m. and at
3:30 p.m. today in the Lydia Men-
The production is not given in the
usual straight dramatic style of The-
atre Arts tradition, but the story is
told, instead, in the form of a dance
pantomime with choreography by
Dick Strain, '42, and music arrange-
ments by Stan Lock, '42.
Narration of the fairy tale around
which the pantomime is written will
be done by Jim Bob Stephenson, '43,
and the role of the Princess whose
beauty inspired the story will be
taken by Virginia Ahlstrom, '43.
Playing the part of the King and
the Queen will be Ruth Ann Engel,
'42, and Veitch Purdom, '42; The
Prince will be played by Fay Gold-
ner, '42, the Housekeeper by Nancy
Kilstrup, '43, the Good Fairy by
Nancy Upson, '44, the Bad Fairy by
Mildred Janusch, '43, and the Court
Jester by Yvonne Climber.
Nancy Cory, Dorothy Cummings,
'43, and Yvonne Wotherspoon, '45SM,
will be the Spanish, Chinese and
Russian Ambassadors, respectively,
and the two parts of a horse will be
played by Dick Gauss and Dick Webb.
Included also in the cast are a
number of large choruses of both
University and Ann Arbor high
school students. The play is directed
by Mary Ellen Wheeler, '42, and the
committee chairmanned by Virginia
Open For WAA
Petitioning for WAA executive
board positions will continue today
through Wednesday. The offices of
vice-president, secretary, treasurer,
awards chairman, publicity manager,
inter-house manager, hobby lobby
chairman and representative of the
Athletic Federation of College Wom-
en are open to all eligible campus
To petition for the office of presi-
dent, however, a woman must have
served one year on the board and
be of second semester junior stand-
Petitions are available at the desk
of the Women's Athletic Building,
the office of Barbour Gymnasium,
and the WAA bulletin board of the
Undergraduate Office of the League
and are to be turned in by 5 p.m.
Wednesday at the desk of the W.A.B.
Anyone may petition for two execu-
All petitioners are to attend a
meeting at 4 p.m. Monday at the
W.A.B, at which Donelda Schaible,
'42, president of the acting board,
will explain the positions, the work
of the board, and what is expected
of those who receive the jobs.
The purpose of this meeting is to
give all an equal chance.
Interviewing for the positions will
be held from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 5; 2:30 p.m. to!
5:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, and 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7
in the W.A.B.
Will Be Held
Michigan Outing Club Sponsors
Barn Hop To Acquaint Guests
With Activities Of Group
Swing will be "swingin' your part-
ner" attired i the oldest and most
comfortable plaid shirts and blue
jeans as informality rules at the Get-
Acquainted Barn Hop which will be
held at 8:30 p.m. today at the W.A.B.
Michigan Outing Club, a joint
WAA and Union group, leaders being
Libby Mahlman, '43, and Dan Saul-
son, '44, will launch its fun-crammed
season with the barn dance scheduled
for today. Popcorn-making will be
a high point in the evening, with a
buffet-system of making the balls
with the aid of syrup placed beside
the corn container.;
Come Without Dates
Both men and women are cordially
invited to attend, and Miss Mahl-
man insists, "don't be afraid to come
without dates, as there is plenty of
fun for all."
Between the corn-popping and the
vigorous barn dancing, which will be
called by Miss Ruth Johnson, adviser
of the club, one is bound to get plenty
thirsty so gingerale will be provided
for thirst-quenching. There will be
no charge for the dance.
Activities Plans Made
The purpose of the affair is to
acquaint everyone with the type of
activity sponsored by the club.
"We've got loads of good things com-
ing up so we want loads of people to
know about our plans," Miss Mahl-
man stated. At the dance, a booklet
will be distributed in which plans for
each coming week-end will be spe-
All day canoe trips, early morning
breakfast rides, breakfast and supper
hikes, and three more hostel trips
comprise a part of their extensive
plans for the semester.
Petitions For League
And Judiciary Board
Positions Due Today
Petitioning for new League and
Judiciary Council positions will end
at noon today. Interviews will be
held by the present Judiciary Coun-
cil from Tuesday through Saturday,
March 7, in the League.
League Council positions open to
this year's junior include those of
president, secretary, treasurer, vice-
!president in charge of the fall and
winter orientation programs for
freshman and transfer students, and
vice-president in charge of the tu-
There are just three offices to be
filled on the Judiciary Council. Of
these positions, two are open to pres-
ent sophomores, and one to a pres-
Petitioning for positions on next
year's Panhellenic Board will close.
at noon today, Patricia Hadley, '42,
president, has announced.
Michigan seems to have regained
a little of that lost vivacity this week-
end since there are seven whole par-
The Adams House will be enter
taining today with a dinner-dance
which will be held from 6 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. Chaperoning will be Mrs.
Helen Hunt and Dr. Sumner Myers.
A tea reception for the new stu-
dents this semester will be held >y
Alpha Lambda from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
at the International Center. Mrs.
H. F. Lee has also been invited.
Chi Psi will be holding a "hard-
times" party from 8 p.m. to mid-
night at the Lodge. Lieut. and Mrs.
R. L. Kolb and Lieut. and Mrs. L.
W. Peterson will chaperon.
Prescott Heuse has planned a barn
dance which will be held from 8 p.m.
to midnight at Saline Valley Farms.
Mr. Samuel Eldersveld and Mrs. Ruth
B. Lobdell have been invited to chap-
A radio dance will be held from
9 p.m. to midnight at Phi Kappa
Tau. Chaperons iil be Prof. Amos
Morris and Mrs. Helen Gucker.
Theta Delta Chi will hold a record
dance fron 9 p.m. to midnight at the
charge hot'e. Guests will be Prof.
and Mrs. R. E. Townsend and Prof.
and Mrs. E. F. Barker.
Local Alpha Phi
Theta Chapter of Alpha Phi will
commemorate the fiftieth anniver-
sary of the founding of the chapter
in 1892 with a Golden Jubilee cele-
bration, which will include the an-
nual initiation banquet to be held at
7 p.m. today at the League.
More than 100 alumnae members,
including several from the first class
of initiates, will join the collegiates
to celebrate the occasion. Luncheon
for the alumnae will also be held to-
day at the home of Mrs. H. A. Tows-
ley, while Mrs. R. B. Canfield will be
hostess at a tea for the Ann Arbor
mothers and patronesses as well as
the returning alumnae.
Mrs. Elmer W. Cress of St. Joseph
will act as toastmistress at the for-
mal banquet honoring the 20 new ini-
tiates, while the alumnae speaker will
be Mrs. Matthew Kolig of Saginaw.
Mrs. Elmer Beal of Ann Arbor will
read the history of the first 50 years
of the chapter.
Representing the International
Fraternity organization, Mrs. Fred-
erick H. Kimmich of Detroit, na-
tional secretary, will give a speech
congratulating Theta Chapter. The
senior toast will be offered by Mary
Hayden, '42, while the freshman re-
sponse on behalf of the new initiates
will be made by Mary Jo Jacques,
'45. The banquet program will also
include impromptu speeches by
Blood Transfusions Help Carry
Soldiers Through Shock Period
By PHYLLIS PRESENT
Blood may mean life to the dying
soldier and much of the success of
our military battles depends actually
upon the ability of the war hospitals
to keep supplied with blood plasma.
Thousands of soldiers who are not
gravely wounded die from shock. It
has been found that most of them
can be saved by sustaining them
through the shock period by blood
The history of this important life-
saving device is one of many years
of experimentation to really make
blood transfusion useful and satis-
factory. The first successful trans-
fusion was performed in 1667 by
Jean Baptiste Denis, a physician to
Louis XIV, by introducing blood from
a lamb into the veins of a Parisian
Though that transfusion was suc-
cessful, many people died when com-
plications occurred in later trans-
fusions, and churches and govern-
ments began to Oondemn them as
illegal. For more thanda century,
experimentation was discontinued
until in 1834 John Blundell proved
that animal blood was not suitable
for humans. Transfusion from hu-
man to human came back into use,
but complications continued to arise
in certain cases.
Finally, in 1900, Karl Landsteiner,
an Austrian scientist, discovered that
human blood consisted of four dis-
tinct kinds and that they could notI
be mixed without complications and
consequently death. Much experi-
mentation was then carried on in
attempting to find efficient methods
of performing transfusions. Finally,
indirect transfusion was found to be
possible. Blood was able to be taken
from the donor into a container in
one room, and then injected into
the patient in another room.
This brought about the offering of
blood for payment by people wanting
ready money. One pint (500 c.c.) of
blood was worth about $50. High
physical standards were, of course,
enforced, and the donor had to re-
main off the active list for a period
of one week for every 100 c.c. of
blood given. Medical students be-
came frequent donors.
Much care must be taken in the
typing of blood, and very few deaths
are caused today by mistakes of
that kind. The.need for stored blood
during World War I is responsible
for the development of blood banks.
These are hospitals in which blood
is stored in typed bottles for no more
than 60 days.
During and since the last war,
many more livesl have been saved.
because due to the blood banks, the
right blood is always immediately
available and no time need be wasted
in searching for relatives or other
donors and typing their blood. The
earliest real blood bank was estab-
lished in Cook County Hospital in
Chicago on March 16, 1937.
Still this meant that the patient's
blood had to be typed, and also often
the blood bank might be out of the
necessary type of blood needed. Thus,
recently when fluid blood plasma (a
colorless thick liquid) was discovered
to be as good as whole blood, a great
step forward was made in the per-
fection of blood transfusion.
Plasma Is Used
Blood plasma is blood to which an
agent has been added to prevent
clotting and from which red blood
cells have been removed by centri-
fuging as cream is evaporated from
milk). The advantage of blood plas-
ma is that it may be used on anyone
without typing, and secondly, it is
vital to war, because it can be trans-
ported by air, land, or sea without
being injured. Lastly, it can be safely
stored for long periods.
Experiment is now going on to
perfect a dried, powdered blood plas-
ma which can be converted to the
fluid plasma by merely adding sterile
water. There would be added advan-
tage in this, and it would be particu-
larly useful during wartime because
of facilitated transportation and in-
Collection Centers Started
The American Red Cross an-
nounced in February, 1941, its cam-
paign for blood donors for treat-
ment of English and possible future
American war victims. Four centers
were set up in the United States for
the collection of this blood plasma,
many bottles of which were sent to
England. Those centers were Bryn
Mawr Hospital, University of Michi-
gan Hospital, Vanderbilt Hospital,
and University of Iowa Hospital.
The Blood Transfusion Betterment
Association of New York City worked
with the Red Cross in the first drive
to send blood to England. Now, since
the United States has entered the
conflict, thousands more donors are
needed and these four hospital cen-
ters with their technicians and local
doctors are now working to fulfill
the American Red Cross Blood Dona-
Weddings, Engagements Told
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Waters of
Toledo, announce the wedding of
their daughter, Phyllis Waters, '42,
to Frederick Dannenfelser, '42, son
of Mr. and Mrs. F. Dannenfelser,
also of Toledo.
Mrs. Dannenfelser, a member of
Kappa Alpha Theta, was in the
School of Music of the University.
In her junior year she was chairman
of the music committee of the JGP.
Mr. Dannenfelser, a member of
Delta Upsilon, is an Ensign in the
Naval Reserve. When at the Uni-
versity, he was in the School of
Engineering and was captain of the
golf team in his senior year,
The couple will live at Muir Is-
Cheese It Girls, Mice!
A real sensation was created in
Jordan Hall last night when a prac-
tical joker, apparently, let one white
mouse loose at the entrance to each
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