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Of Senior Bal
Cab Calloway And Orchestra
To Furnish Music For Dance;
Committee, Guests Are Named
Hundreds of students and guests
will cruise on the deck of a make-
believe battleship, dancing to the
music of Cab Calloway and his 22
piece orchestra at Senior Ball, to
be held from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., Fri-
day, May 29, at the Sports Building.
Weather permitting, there will be
dancing under the stars on an out-
door "deck," which will be equipped
with a public address system to bring
the music from the Sports Building.
Scholarship To Profit
All proceeds from the affair will
go to charitable organizations. The
greater part will be given to the
Bomber Scholarship, and the re-
mainder to other war agencies.
Leading the list of committeemen
and their guests is general chairman,.
Tom Williams, '42, who will escort
Mary May Scoville; followed by Mar-
garet Johnson, of East Lansing, who
will accompany Robert Getts, '42;
Elizabeth MacFillan, '42', will attend
with Harry Drickamer, '41; Peggy
Bell, Ypsilanti, with Lawton Ham-
mett, '42; and Dorothy Anderson,
'42, with Bill Soskin, Grad.
Committee, Dates Listed
Continuing the list of couples are
Phoebe Powers, '42, and Roy Wyland;
Marjorie Ann Higgins and Ted Mc-
Omber, '42; Edmere Bondeson, '44,
and Ray Dietz, 42; Jean Hubbard,
'42, and Tom Colbridge, '42E, and
Carol Freeman, '42, and Burt Rub-
Heading the lits of patrons for
Senior Ball are Gov. and Mrs. Mur-
ray D. Van Wagoner, followed by
Regent and Mrs. E. L. Burhans, Re-
gent and Mrs. A. B. Connable, Re-
gent and Mrs. D. H. Crowley, Regent
Esther Cram and Mr. L. C. Cram;
Regent and Mrs. J. J. Herbert, Re-
gent and Mrs. H. F. Kipke, RegentI
and Mrs. J. D. Lynch and Regent and
Mrs. E. C. Shields.
Patrons List Continued
Continuingsthe list are President
and Mrs. Ruthven, Vice-President
and Mrs. J. D. Bruce, Vice-President
and Mrs. S. W. Smith, Vice-President
and Mrs. C. S. Yoakum, Honorable
and Mrs. E. B. Elliott, Dean and Mrs.
W. I. Bennett, Dean and Mrs. R. W.
Bunting, Dean J. A. Bursley, Dean
M. E. Cooley Dean and Mrs. I. C.
Crawfdrd Dean and Mrs. S. T. Dana
and Dean and Mrs. J. B. Edmonson.
Also patrons for the dance are
Dean and Mrs. A. C. Furstenberg,
Dean and Mrs. C. E. Griffin, Dean
and Mrs. E. H. Kraus, Dean Alice C.
Lloyd, Dean and Mrs. W. B. Ra,
Dean and Mrs. E. B. Stason, Dean
and Mrs. N. F. Vaughan, Dean and
Mrs. E. A. Walter, Dean and Mrs.
A. R. Lovell, Dean C. T. Olmsted,
Prof. and Mrs. L. M. Cram, Prof. Carl
G. Brandt, Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Hop-
kins, Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Lewis, Dr.
and Mrs. E. V. Moore and Dr. and
Mrs. Warner Rice.
Concluding the list are Dr. Frank'
E. Robbins, Dr. and Mrs. C. A. Sink,
Registrar and Mrs. I. M. Smith, Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Watkins, Mrs. Byrl
F. Bacher and Miss Jeannette Perry.
June Wedding Plans
Are Told By Couple
Dr. and Mrs. Frank Beardsley of
Frankfort, Ind. have announced the
engagement of their daughter, Betty
Jane, to Dwight K. Homborsky, '44L,
son of A. H. Homborsky of Detroit.
The wedding will take place June
18 at Frankfort, Ind. Miss Beardsley
is a graduate of Stephens College at
Columbia, Mo., and she is a member
of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Mr. Homborsky graduated from
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind.,
before attending the University.
Petites Pommes de Terre
When writing a last column, it is best to keep in mind that one has two
alternatives; either you get so schmaltzy and sloppily sentimental that the
printer's ink feels like treacle on the paper or else you throw your books at
the front doors of Angell Hall in a sweeping surge of bitterness at the horror
and futility of it all.
We have decided that both of these moves are rather passe. People gag
at the schmaltz and an Alpha Phi Omega would argue with you gently if you
threw your books at Angell Hall. Heaving the volumes at the front door
of the Phi Psi house or the front door of the Parrot might be a worthy alter-
native, but we have the feeling, somehow, that the gesture wouldn't be par-
ticularly effective, and anyway, both of those doors are protected from
attack by a web of cable knit sweaters and fine, clean-limbed young
So the only thing left to do is to tell about the thing we'll remember best
in Ann Arbor-the laughs. Organizaions are the funniest things in the
world, mostly because every one of them-even those with noble, beautiful
purposes-get so wrapped up in details and little bits of work and sniffing
at all the other organizations that are so stupid and feeling with all their
might and all their strength a part of whatever they're in, that whatever
they do becomes obscured in a welter of ridiculous emptiness.
Ann Arbor is full of organizations. And the smaller ones aren't any
more small time than the great impressive ones with presidents who get their
pictures in the paper and swimming pools to swim in and council rooms to
Everyone is very good and does what he or she is told and petitions for
things and maybe even gets in an honor society some day, and everyone
thinks he has the stuff and doesn't seem to realize that the only stuff he
or she has is the general contour of the pattern of the whole thing.
All of which sounds rather disgustingly profound but still makes most
of the laughs in Ann Arbor. The best of the stories we can think of at the
moment is the one that came off at one of the JGP meetings. A chairman
thought it would be a good idea to have the program printed up in the
form of a newspaper and there was thunderous applause from the rest 'of
the committeewomen-until one of them thought of something. "I don't
think they'll like it," she said. "You know this isn't supposed to be con-
nected with any other organization, and besides, it was announced only the
other day that the sophomores need practice on the mimeographing ma-
chine." This with great earnestness.
Call it pointless, if you want, but it's still very funny to us. Most of
it is. Goodbye, fellows, it's been swell.
Wily Freshmen Originate Ways
Of Prining For Finals Attack
Summer affords just the oppor-
tunity everybody has been looking
for to wear the bright gay prints that
have been in hiding during the drab
winter months. The object of sum-
mer clothes is, of course, to keep the
wearer as cool as possible and yet
have her retain that well-groomed
appearance. The answer to the
summer clothes problem, in school
and out, will be found wherever the
print pictured above can be located.
Cotton is the predominant fabric
out of which summer apparel is
mfade, but chintz, sharkskin, linen,
chambray, pique, and others are pop-
ular everywhere. Accessories too,
are playing a greater part in ma-
dame's wardrobe, gayly contrasting
belts coming into their own at long
last as well as a variety of uses for
white blouses and collars.
Mrs. Giard To Fill
Harvard Social Post
Mrs. Eugene A. Giard, House Di-
rector at Lloyd House, has been ap-
pointed Assistant Social Director for
the summer term at Harvard Univer-
sity at Cambridge, Mass. In addi-
tion to the regular group of under-
graduate students at Harvard this
summer, 'there will be a group of
undergraduate girls as well as naval
and military people.
o Figtsh Run
Cinemactors Michael Whalen and
Madge Evans will finish out the week
in Mark Reed's "spontaneously fun-
ny" "Petticoat Fever," second offer-
ing of the 1942 Dramatic Season,
now playing at the Mendelssohn
Five phases cover the rise of
Michael Whalen-hopes of becom-
ing a concert pianist, refusal to en--
ter his father's contracting business,
the rise from stock boy to assistant
manager of a 10-cent store, a brief
period as radio baritone, and finally,
His first role on the stage, in Eva
Le Gallienne's civic repertory vehi-
cle, "Twelfth Night," was rather dis-
couraging, Whalen admits. He had
one line to say-"This is the man"-
but his voice was so weak that no
one heard it. Next followed appear-
ances in stock theatres where he was
spotted by a movie scout from 20th
Now a resident of.Heartbreak City
for nine years, Whalen has to his
credit performances in "Professional
Soldier," opposite Gloria Stuart,
"Song and Dance Man," with Claire
Trevor. "Inside Story," "Ellery
Queen," "Time Out for Murder,"
and "While New York Sleeps."
Miss Evans, star of the 1940 Dra-
matic Festival's "The World We
Make," written by her husband, Sid-
ney Kingsley, has been before the
camera since the age of five. Stage
appearances in "Peter Ibbetson" and
"Daisy Mayne," and film portrayals
in "Piccadilly Jim," "Pennies from
Heaven," and "David Copperfield"
have been acclaimed by critics.
Celebrated dramatic artists Carl
Benton Reid and Doris Dalton, cast
in last week's "No Time for Com-
edy," are included in the "Petticoat
Fever" cast, as are Francis Compton,
English character actor, and Peter
Goo Chong, who played his present
role in the original Broadway pro-
duction of the play.
Miss Reed To Star
Next week Florence Reed will star
in "Suspect," a murder mystery by
Edward Percy and Reginald Den-
ham, authors of the hair-raiser, "La-
dies In Retirement." Among Miss
Reed's distinguished performances
were those in "Macbeth," "Shanghai
Gesture," "Romeo and Juliet" and
"Mourning Becomes Electra."
Anne Burr, leading lady in the
recent Orson Welles success, "Native
Son," will appear in the "Suspect"
cast, together with Margaret Mullen
and Daisy Atherton.
Finale of the Drama Season is
Brandon Thomas' "Charley's Aunt,"
starring Puerto Rican Jose Ferrar in
the role of the "lady" from Brazil.
Ferrar was louded for acting in "Key
By BEATRICE B3OUCHARD
WomenEare playing a greater and
greater role in the war emergency
for, along with the calls for women
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The farmers in this country are
suffering an acute labor shortage
since hired help is being drafted into'
the army or is working in munitions,
factories. It is essential that the.
home-front increases its production
of foodstuffs for the armed services,
the workers and starving civilians in
Through actual labor on farms,
not only will, the production increase
but it is desired that the volunteers
will acquire perspective and under-
standing of the relationship between
the farm and 'city life and will also
develop a responsibility for the care
of natural resources.
The areas most seriously under-
manned are farms in Vermont and
New Hampshire. These farms pro-
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The workers will be housed on
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By CAROL COTHRAN
Since freshmen have gone through
the jolting experience of their first
seige of finals and are about to
launch into their second, they have
become individuals strictly "in the
know" about how to deal with them.
No longer the unsuspecting newcom-
ers of last semester, they now con-
sider themselves wise to the wiles of
those cagey mental manglers and
have created their own peculiar tech-
niques of preparing for the battle at
Take Suzy Lovett's method of en-
couraging mental concentration, for
instance. As she sits down to her
desk and finishes lighting her cigar-
ette with one hand and her midnight
oil with the other, Suzy slaps a grey-
brown felt masculine chapeau on her
cranium. The hat, belonging to a
special friend, (and its presence in
her room involves a lurid story about
the borrowing of it for a masquer-
ade) seems to give her the incentive
to work, work, work for dear old
And then there's Beth King's tried-
and-true scheme. In order not to
wreck her health by smoking stead-
ily during intensive study, she and
a friend, Ruth Strong, have cooked
up a most engaging ceremony where
Friend Strong quietly tiptoes into her
room once every 60 minutes with a
lighted weed, jams it in Beth's
mouth, and then steals noiselessly
Or take the way Harriet Fischel
and Jean Loree insure rapt attention
to their intellectual pursuits. They
have set up a unique little agree-
ment whereby if one opens her mouth
other than providing an opening for
a coke bottle, she has to pay the
other a cent. A remarkable conclu-
sion cannot be drawn from the re-
sults of such an intrigue, because as
far as anyone knows, neither room-
mate has gone bankrupt and neither
has amassed an appreciable fortune.
Home Remedies Employed
Some persons are of the school,
however, that believes in mental-
gymnastics for conditioning the mind
for factual assimilation. Joy Low is
a staunch follower of this trend of
thought. Joy has found that before
one settles down to sink one's teeth
into one's studies (and you can run
up MORE dentist bills that way!)
that if you gallop down the corridor
kangaroo fashion, leap nimbly into
your chum's room (abondoned mo-
mentarily because of a telephone
call), and then quick as an Orycto-
lagus Cuniculus (go ahead . . . be
common . . . call it a rabbit) climb
into the cupboard over the closet,
and scare you know what our of her
when she returns that complete men-
tal relaxation and diversion will re-
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its will bring the desired results re-
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