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Hillel To Play
USO To Army
Thirty Service Men Will Be
Entertained This Week-End
As part of a full week-end planned
for 30 soldiers, Hillel will hold an in-
formal record dance from 8:30 p.m.
to midnight Saturday at the Founda-
tion.
PlayingUSO to service men from
Fort Custer, Kellogg Field and Ann
Arbor, the social committee working]
with the social service committee has
arranged dates for the dance and has
planned a buffet supper beforehand
to introduce the coeds to the soldiers.
Sororities, league houses and many
families in Ann Arbor have invited
the soldiers for Sunday dinner, fol-
lowing which will be an open house
from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Founda-
tion to which the campus is invited.
Refreshments will be served at both
the dance Saturday and the open
house on Sunday.
Those responsible for the entertain-
ment of the soldiers are the social
committee under the co-chairman-
ship of Grace Freudberg, '45, and
Harry Miller, '45; and the social ser-
vice committee with Charlotte
Kauphman, '43, and Herb Levin,
'43Med at its head.
A similar week-end for service men
was held several weeks ago, and its'
success was so apparent that Hillel
Council immediately started plans
for another. They hope to continue
with this project throughout the year.
Also assisting in the plans are Elsyef
Zeme, '44, Bob Warner, '43, DaveC
Crone, '43, Edith Kohn, '44, and Mil-
dred Getzoff, '43.

Physical Fitness
Stressed By Pro
By The Associated Press
MOBILE, Ala.- Patty Berg, the
freckle-faced golf star, believes physi-
cal fitness is more important during
wartime than ever, and she is return-
ing to the links after five months; in
bed to live up to her creed.
Injured in an automobile accident
that broke one of her legs and caused'
other serious injuries, Patty came
here to recuperate and regain the
form that once won her the woman's
amateur national golf championship.
When she gets that touch back-
and Andy Mortimer, manager of the
Mobile Country Club who is supervis-
ing her training, says it won't be
long-Patty will start a nationwide
tour, playing exhibition matches for
the benefit of various war relief pro-
grams.
"It is important for everyone, men
and women of all ages, to keep fit
during peace or war-but more espe-
cially during wartime when reserves
of physical energy may be called into
service during emergencies," the red-
haired Minneapolis pro declared.
Sigma Chi announces the recent
initiation of Paul Prozeller, '45E, Jack
E. Petoskey, '44E'd, and Robert L. Mc-
Faddin, '44BAd.
Mortar Board members will meet
today at 7:10 p.m. All who went
Christmas carolling, bring your
money.
Graduate Student Council will meet
today at 8:00 p.m. in the League.
La Sociedad Hispanica will meet
today at 8:00 p.m. in the League.

Stan Kenton And Les Brown To Feature
Unusual 'Music Making' At Victory Ball

Two Couples Announce Engagement

Now-Famous 'Band Of Renown'
Has Been Haunted, Discouraged
By Tough Breaks Of Experience
From' the halls of Duke University
came an enthusiastic crew of colle-
giates bent on making their mark in
the music world; that crew now bears
the title of Les Brown and his Band
of Renown, which will come to Ann
Arbor Feb. 5 to take over the band-I
stand at the junior-senior Victory
Ball.
During the intervening years of
these two events, Brown and his
group became "downright intimate"
with Old Man Experience. They suf-
fered lack of food, disillusionment
and tough breaks. But, after all, as
Brown puts it, "these experiences are
a musician's best teachers."
Called "Blue Devils"
In 1936, Brown and his band of
young hopefuls began their career at
a summer engagement at Budd Lake,
N.J. Les called the band the "Blue
Devils," and under this name they
made some records which must have
sold about 14 copies-one to each
man in the band. As a measure of
Brown's growth of popularity one
need only compare this to the sales
of his recent recording of "Joltin'
Joe DiMaggio" which sold over 50,-
000 copies in one day.
In September, Duke University
called back her flock, but the "Blue
Devils" voted unanimously against
returning. However, their dream of
success turned into a nightmare, and
the organization finally broke up in
September of 1937. As is usually the
case in such a situation, parents step-
ped in and most of the boys returned
to school-that is, all but Brown who
headed for New York.
Brown 'Lays Egg'
In the summer of 1938, he formed
a new band. But, with the pay that
he could offer, good musicians were
hard to find. He only succeeded in
"laying another egg." Then, he put
himself into the hands of Joe Glaser
who planned a slow, careful buildup.
The turning point came when they
were booked into Chicago for four
weeks. From there they went into
New York, Los Angeles, and Cedar
Grove, N.J. "I hope everyone has for-
gotten the Blue Devils, and that other
band," says Les. "But I never want to
forget them. An empty stomach and
bad breaks have helped me to accept
the good breaks gracefully."
Played Here Last Year
"Whenever we go to work on a new
tune, we always figure' things from
a musician's angle, of course, but
our main consideration is for the cus-
tomer, the real and final judge." This
attitude, held by Brown and his band,
has made it the type of organization
that was so well received by those
who attended the second. night of
J-Hopalastdyear that they havehbeen
asked to return to Ann Arbor this
year.

LES BROWN

'Music-Batty' Leader Brings
Dream Band To Earth And Adds
'Something New' To Class Dance
"Something new has been added"
to the music world in the form of
Stan Kenton and his orchestra, who
will share the spotlight with Les
Brown at this year's version of J-Hop
and Senior Ball, Victory Ball, to be
held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 5, at
the Intramural Building.
Described as "music batty," Ken-
ton started his musical career at the
age of ten. At sixteen, he sold his
first arrangement, meanwhile mak-
ing a little money banging a piano
in waterfront dives.
Worked as Pianist-Arranger
Within the past few years, Kenton
has worked as a pianist-arranger
with Everett Hoagland, Gus Arn-
heim, Vido Musso and Johnnie Davis.
During this time, he was planning
and dreaming of a band which he
could call his own. That dream has
become a reality in the form of a
band whose style can be described as
"distinctly unique."
Kenton is a serious musical theorist
and at the same time is a carefree
and dynamic conductor in front of
his band. The man knows what he
wants and he gets it from his group
of talented musicians.
Organized in Hollywood
The band was organized in Holly-
wood where it received its initial en-
gagement. As a result of his success
in this spot, Kenton became known to
the American public over a large net-
work which gave him an engagement
of twelve consecutive weeks.
Kenton has become a philosopher
in the field of music, and included
among his statements is the idea that
"swing, as- a fad, will die out like all
the other passing fancies."
Fakers to Disappear
"As it disappears, so will the fakes
and the musicians who are no Hotter
than the noise they make. Then,
when the channels are cleared of the
sickening imitations and phoneys,
will the field be open and left com-
pletely to the real and sincere."
Howard "Red" Dorris, and Dolly
Mitchell are the featured vocalists
with the Kenton organization. "Red,"
who plays tenor sax and clarinet, is
particularly noted for his renditions
of the "blues."

Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Elkins, of Rocky
River, 0., recently announced the
engagement of their daughter, Mar-
cia, '43, to Ensign William Norman
Murton, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Murton, also of Rocky River, O.
Miss Elkins attended Denison Uni-
versity her first two years, and then
transferred to Michigan. She is affili-
ated with Delta Delta Delta and was
decorations chairman of Panhellenic
Ball last year.
The wedding date has been set for
sometime late next fall.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lovett, of De-

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STAN KENTONE
Marriages Predicted
By Australian Bridej
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- (P)- Mrs.
Robert Bishop, 19, one of the first
Australian girls to arrive in the
United States as the bride of an
American serviceman, says she would
not be the last.
"The Americans are so frank and
open it is an impossibility not to love
them," she told newspaper men on
reaching here.
Mrs. Bishop added that many
American servicemen had expressed
the intention of returning to Australia
after the war to marry Australian
girls and make their future homes
there.
Mrs. Bishop, the former Eileen
Joan Collins, was a beautician in
Charleville, Australia.

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troit, have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Jeanne, '44, to
Frank M. O'Brien, Jr., '43, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Frank M. O'Brien, of Blue-
field, W. Va.
Miss Lovett is affiliated with Alpha
Phi sorority, and is on the business
staff of The Daily.
Mr. O'Brien is a member of Delta
Tau Delta and has also been active
on The Daily Business Staff. He is
First Sergeant of Scabbard and Blade
and is also a member of Sphinx. As
yet no date has been set for the wed-
ding.

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Shutting down for the duration (of examination period only) are many
of the WAA clubs, so here's a bigger and better reason for keeping up those
exercises. Take time out for the pause that refreshes! Tabulation of the
participation of the various houses will continke throughout this week and
next, but during exam week, you're on your own.
When you get that tired, drousy feeling, or that "I simply can't look
at this book another minute" attitude, go into a short routine of exercises
topped off with a quick shower, and<
swing back into the old grind.
It's the same o1' story, we agree,
but let's repeat it again. Get ahead
of schedule for a change, and avoid
that "wee hours of the night" rush.

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Fashion says suits as the back.
bone of your wardrobe - now
and all through spring (and
we're sure you will too). This
year, more than ever before, it's
' suits for every occasion - to
live in, to work in, to play in, to
date in. And we've the suits you
want most - the high colored
shetlands, gabardines and glen
plaids - the beautiful, dutiful,
tailored suits everyone loves.

The Swimming Club will not
even be dipping this week, says
Oriel Straehley, '45, but will gather
for a very important meeting at
7:30 p.m. today at Barbour gym.
Sounds like they're going to get
into a huddle to plan the Water
Carnival.
**
A full program is planned for next
semester's indoor season, so make
your choices early. Here's what we
have to offer: Carrying over from
this, season are badminton, dancing,
rifle club, swimming, outdoor sports,
University Women's Riding club,
Crop and Saddle, and Figure Skating
Club.
Three new groups will go into ac-
tion: Club Basketball, which will
meet every Tuesday and Thursday,
starting Feb. 11; the fencing group,
featuring a novice tournament; and
the Table Tennis Club, which will
hold house tournaments.
The time for reckoning has come,
mah chillun; and it will be at 4
p.m. tomorrow at Barbour gym.
We're speaking of the last Leader-
ship Meeting, of course, and all you
gals who so kindly went through
the endurance tests at the begin-
ning of the ?hysical Fitness pro-
ject, are asked to come back and
show that muscle.
Each and every person, who was a
guinea pig, is urged to go through the
exercises again at tomorrow's meet-
ing, because this is a scientific ex-
periment and we must have "before
and after" results on the very same
people. Even if you haven't been a
faithful exerciser, the WAA Board
asks you to please come out, because
that is a necessary part of the ex-
periment.
The rest of this last meeting in
the series will be devoted to a con-
cluding talk, which will be a sum-
mation of the whole program, and
the presentation of a new set of
exercises.

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