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Gordon Hardy

TIo Open

Today Tn LecagueBcallroorn

Joan Reutter
To Be Feature
With Orchestra
Band Consists Of All Students;
'Doc' Sprach To Sing Vocals;
Quintet To Play Novel Tunes
Today will mark the first appear-
ance of Gordon Hardy and his new
eleven-piece band as a regular at-
traction to be offered from 9 p.m.
to midnight every Friday and Satur-
day in the League Ballroom.
Joan Reutter, otherwise known as
Miss Michigan of Song, will be with
the band permanently as vocalist.
She was chosen, earlier in the year,
to represent Michigan in the nation-
wide contest consisting of represen-
tatives from the Big Ten universities
and sponsored by the Hour of Charm
and the School of Music.
Emphasis on 'Sweet'
Hardy will be featured at the pi-
ano and announces that "emphasis
will be placed on sweet music with
an occasional 'jive' number." He has
written songs for several campus pro-
jects, was music chairman of last
year's Union Opera, and last but not
least, has asong in the famous hands
of Glenn Miller at the present time.
Male vocals will be sung by "Doc"
Sprachlin, who is also the third
trumpet man. The all-student band
includes such musicians as "Honk"
Dean Howard, lead tenor, who has
played in several name bands; Clyde
Thompson, bass fiddle, formerly with
Jimmy Dorsey's orchestra; Charlie
Goodell on the trumpet; and Billl
Henline, featured on the trombone.1
Forming Quintet
Many of the band members are
also members of the Varsity March-
ing Band. Hardy is forming a quin-t
tet within the band to be made up
of himself at the piano, Marvin Droe-t
ger, the drummer, and Thompson,
Goodell, and Howard. An extensive t
library of special arrangements, done1
by Bill Rhodes and Charles Welling-
ton, has been under way for several
weeks.
John Howard, lead alto man; Her-t
schel Wallace, fourth tenor; E Os-1
troski, third alto; and Don Dickin-t
son; second trumpet, complete the1
roll-call of musicians who will maket
their official debut in the League to-i
day
Campus Dancest
Revive Springr
Social Activity
With spring starting to makec
itself obvious, parties are becomingo
more popular than they have been oft
late.
Alpha Omega will be having a
dance from 9 to midnight at thev
chapter house in honor of the fresh-c
men. Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Lappinf
and Dr. and Mrs. Ben Katz of De-l
troit will chaperon the affair. .
A radio dance will be held from 9
p.m. to midnight at the Alpha Omi-
cron Pi house Dr. and Mrs. Bernard
foster and Dr. and Mrs. F. K. Spar-
row are to chaperon.
Congress Coopertive will be hold-
ing a house-warming luncheon from
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. today. Dean E:
A. Walters and Prof. W. W. Sleator
have also been invited.
A record dance will be held from
9 p.m. to midnight at the Hinsdale
House. The chaperons will be Mrs.
Alfred Lee and Mr. E. W. Meier.
A radio dance has been planned
by Lambda: Chi Alpha from 9 p.m.

to midnight. Other guests will be Mr.
and Mrs. B. W. Robinson of Chicago
and Mr. H. J. Howerth of Pontiac.
The Robert Owen Cooperative will
hold an informal radio dance from
9 p.m. to midnight. Rev. and Mrs.
H. L. Pickerill, Prof. and Mrs. A. J.
Eardley and Mr. and Mrs. F. R.
Steinbacher are to chaperon.
Another radio dance will be given
by Sigma Nu from 9 p.m. to midnight
at the chapter house. Mrs. Harry B.
Phelps, housemother, and Prof. and
Mrs. W. J. Emmons are to be the
chaperons.
Xi Psi Phi is to hold a formal dance
from 9 p.m. to midnight at the chap-
ter house. Chaperons will be Dr. and
Mrs. Homer Faust and Dr. and Mrs.
L. C. Schultz.
Will Have Meeting
There will be a meeting of the pub-
licity committee of JGP at 4:30 p.m.
Monday in the League, Joan Clement,
publicity chairman, announced yes-
terday. It is imperative for all who
are not on the art work committee
to attend this meeting. All who signed
up and do not attend will be dropped.
Dancers To Meet
There will be a mass meeting of
the dance committee of JGP at 1:30

New Musical Artists Make Debut

GORDON HARDY JOAN REUTTER
War Will Make Laughing-Stocks
Of College Girls OfTomorrow
By DOROTHY BLICKE For the containers used for shaving
The college woman of ten years ago cream are made of tin and plastics
with her straight skirts, and short necessary for munitions and the in-
bobbed hair is always good for a gredients of the cream itself are al-
laugh, but the one which the de- most unobtainable at the present
mands of total warfare may force time.
into existence will be just as far from The shortage of tin will also great-
ly cut down the production of the
our present standards of beauty. razor .blade itself. Consequently, it
Tris change will be affected be- is altogether possible that the men
cause the "all out for defense" drive may take advantage of the cut of-
is absorbing many ingredients now fered by national defense and retire
used to transform the appearance of for the duration of the war under
the college woman. Therefore, it is long, Whitmanish beards-that is,
very possible that the college woman all that aren't shaving regularly for
who will roam our relatively manless Uncle Sam.
campus of tomorrow will be without
the benefits of permanents, powder, r
and, what is most vital of all, lip- esent nd K iman
stick. Even those ceaseless debates as Betrothal Announced
to whether nail polish does anything
for one's appearance will- stop since
polish and the necessary remover Mr. and Mrs. William Present of
contain important chemical solvents. Pontiac announce the engagement of
Nothing For Nylons . their daughter, Shirley Ruth, '42, to
However, cosmetics are not the only Joseph Kleiman, Grad., son of Mr.
standard products which may disap- and Mrs. Jacob Kleiman of Grand
pear. Everyone knows and accepts .apidsn
the fact that nylons will have to beRMisti o
given up, but manufacturers had Miss Present is a resident of Helen
thought that long staple cotton could Newberry dormitory. Mr. Kleiman is
be used to produce a stocking of affiliated with Phi Lambda Upsilon,
much the sameatype. Unfortunately, honorary chemical society, Iota Al-
this cotton is also unavailable, and pa ooaygaut niern
the only kind that will be able to be pha, honorary graduate engieering
utilized is the short staple cotton society, and is a member of the
which makes a stocking whose prime American Institute of Chemical En-
quality cannot be said to be sheer- gineers. The wedding will take place
ness. in September.
Shoes as well as stockings will not
pass unscathed by defense demands, Petitioners for positions on the
for those favorites, rubber soled executive board of Assembly will be
sportshoes, will soon have soles made interviewed for the last time from
of a black rubber which will not be 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the
as durable as the kind that has been League. Eligibility cards are neces-
usedsary at the interviews.
Men May Not Shave .n
However, any amused comments The Economics Club will meet on
which may spring from the masculine Monday at 8 p.m. in the West Con-
contingent may ae considerably muf- ference Room, Rackham Building.
fled by the fact that they may issue Prof. J. W. Riegel will speak on
forth from beneath a flowing beard. "Wage and Salary Determination."

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Activity News
Tells Of Hike, I
Exchange Dinner
Jordan Hall To Dine At Adams,
Winchell Houses Wednesday
As Outers Tramp On Some Day
Wednesday will be the day for Janie
Jordans to, as they state it, "explore
the possibilities of West.Quad." On
that day they will have an exchange
dinner with Adams and Winciell
houses. Jordan's weekly paper ad-
vises all women to "look their pretti-
est," so look out, men!
A complete absence of women was
characteristic of the faculty dinner
held last Wednesday at Adams and
Winchell houses. Those attending
were Prof. Henry Carter Adams, Prof.
J. H. Hodges, Prof. Dwight C. Long,
Prof.H.kM. Moser, Prof. L. G. Van-
der Velde, Capt. R. E. Cassidy, Col.
W. Ganoe, Mr. C. . Berg, Mr. Robert
D. Brackett, Mr. B. . Day, Mr. J. H.
Hodges, Mr. Henry V. S. Ogden, Mr.
John A. Perkins and Mr. Theodore
E. Raiford.
Stockwell women entertained their
friends, Thursday, at an informal tea;
while Mosher and Jordan honored
the girls born in March at a birth-
day dinner. The birthday tables were
decorated with green candy boxes
and clay pipes in keeping with St.
Patrick's Day.
Club To Journey...
To Old Wind-Mill ...
Everyone is invited to don ski pants
and leak-proof shoes big enough for
an extra pair of socks, pack a lunch
and meet at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at
the WAB for the Outing Club hike.
The group will hike out Geddes to
the old wind mill but since spring
didn't come soon enough, the hikers
will tramp back to the WAB to eat
their lunch. The hike is designed to
get Outing Club members toughened
up for the all day bike parties, canoe
trips and horseback rides planned
for the rest of the semester.
For those who are coming out for
Outing Club activities for the first
time, Elizabeth Mahlman, '43, chair-
man of the club, advises that warm
but comfortable clothes be worn. Any-
thing that meets these requirements
will be accepted. And, she adds, "It's
better to be half an hour early than
10 minutes late."
MUSIC MEETING
There will be a mass meeting of
junior women who signed up for
the JGP music Qommittee at 1:30
p.m. today in the League, Barbara
de Fries, music chairman, an-
nounced.
Every woman who indicated her
wish to serve on the music com-
mittee, as vocalist, lyric writer,
music writer, or to copy music,
must attend this meeting. Music
will be given to those having solo
parts and hours will be arranged
for chorus rehearsals next week.

Red Norvo Sacrifices His Pony
And Starts On Career In Music

By JEAN GILMER
Red Norvo, who will bring his mus-
ical aggregation to Michigan to play
for the annual Frosh Frolic Friday at
the Union, was literally born into
music!
His birthplace, Beardstown, Ill., is
near the Mississippi, where the river
excursion boats featuring some of
the greatest musicians of the day,
"gave birth to the blues." So Norvo
was brought up on this "river boat
jive" and has become a pioneer in
this type of rhythm.
Pony For Xylophone
It was at a movie house in Rolla,
Mo., where the family moved after
Beardstown was washed away in a
flood, that "Red" received his inspir-
ation to play the xylophone. Fascin-
ated by the antics of a pit musician
pounding away with the sticks, he
went out and traded in his pet pony
to buy his first xylophone.
His professional career began soon
after he had taught himself the
instrument. Abandoning for good
his piano playing, he joined a Chau-
tauqua group as a featured xylophon-
ist, then was with Paul Ash's band,
and finally formed one of his own
in 1928, which opened at a ballroom
in Milwaukee.
After a few months of conducting,
Norvo sold his outfit to Isham Jones,
and, no doubt under parental in-
fluence, returned to the University
of Detroit to complete his higher
education. But he evidently had
music in his blood, for he soon found
himself back in the business, feat-
ured first with Victor Young and
Ben Bernie, and then, for several
years ,as a featured soloist with Paul
Whiteman, the "King of Jazz."
Sextet Clicks
In 1935, however, with swing gain-
ing a foothold, Norvo again organ-
ized his own group, this time to stay.
His original sextet opened at New
York's "Famous Door," where it
clickedsimmediately with swing en-
thusiasts. The group moved on, de-
buted on the CBS swing session, and
followed with a long list of engage-
ments, including the Commodore and
Pennsylvania Hotels in New York, the
Blackhawk Restaurant in Chicago.
Although Norvo pioneered in
swing, he says that his new music,
which he describes as "relaxed
rhythm," expresses the type of music
in demand today: definitely subdued,
it is a soft tempo built around the
"subtle swing" of Norvo's xylophone.

RED NORVO

Annual Slide Rule Ball Over-Rules
New Curfew Ruling For Women

By CHARLES THATCHER
Despite a recent ruling to the ef-
fect that curfew for University wo-
men will ring promptly at 12:30 a.m.
Friday nights, dancing couples at the
annual Slide Rule Ball. to be held
March 27 in the Union Ballroom, will
be able to dance from 10 p.m. until
2 a.m. whether or no.
With the advent of the reduced
hours Friday night, alert and far-
seeing Technic staff members, spon-
soring the dance, enlisted the aid of
the famed Prof. W. Edelbritz Schnogg
of the engineering research depart-
ment, who has already made a name
for himself by his plan to graduate
the present senior class in 1938.
Schnogg Submits Plan
After only 13 weeks in his labora-
tory, Professor Schnogg was able to
submit a workable plan whereby
Slide Rule Ball goers might extend
their dancing hours. His recommen-
dation follows:
1. To cope with the confusion
caused by War Time, Standard Time,
Daylight Savings Time and what-
not, a special time will be applied to
the dance, to be known officially as
"Slide Rule Ball Time."
2. This time will be very flexible,
probably one or two hours ahead of
present Eastern War Time, as the
case may be. Hence attending couples
may even dance until three or four
if subsequent action on the part of

The Technic staff results in advanc-
ing the time even further.
3. A clock, preferably one that
runs, will be placed over the band-
stand in the ballroom, so that all
may note the Slide Rule Ball Time
and keep it straight from other less
pleasing time zones.
Professor Schnogg, it will be re-
membered, first won international ac-
claim a month ago when he came
out with a plan for super-daylight
saving time. By putting the nation
back successive hours until the ac-
cumulative lag added up to months
and even years, Professor Schnogg
proposed to get back to 1938 or so
and save valuable time for defense.
To Announce 'Time Chairman'
Technic editor Burr J. French,
'42E, chairman of the dance this
year, reported that another member
would soon be added to the present
dance committee, the new member
to have the title of "time chairman."
In keeping with the "Time" theme,
it was also revealed that the maga-
zine which will decorate the north
end of the ballroom will probably be
appropriately titled "Life," thus
making the Slide Rule Ball time idea
consistent with the decorations.
Teams in the bowling tournament
are urged to have their second match
played off by tomorrow.

Marny Qardner
Is To Direct
Senior Supper
Chosen to lead the women of the
Class of '42, when first they don caps
and gowns at the traditional Senior
Supper to be held March 25 in the
League, is Marny Gardner, '42Ed.
As her committee, Miss Gardner
has selected Patricia Cleary, '42, in
charge of caps and gowns, Doris
Allen, '42, decorations, and Alvira
Sata, '42, and Anna Jean Williams,
'42, programs and enterainment.
Audrey Sorenson, '42, will head
patrons, Grace Miller, '42, and Betty
Fariss, '42, publicity, Jean Hubbard,
'42 and Frances Aaronson, '42, tickets.
and Helen Rhodes, '42, will be ini
charge of songs.
Senior Supper is an annual affair
held for all senior women.

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