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VOL. LV., No. 158


Dancers Will Vote
On Favorite.Songs;
Frosh Beat Sophs

'U' Concert Band Will Give Annual
Program Today at Hill Auditorium

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Ellington To Play
Campus Choices
Senior Ball, an all-campus formal
dance featuring Duke Ellington and
his orchestra, will be given in honor
of graduating seniors Friday in the
I-M Building.
Remaining tickets will be on sale
at a booth in the diagonal, at the
League and at the main desk in the
Union. The dance is open to all
students, Each person who pur-
chases a ticket is entitled to vote in
the song contest which will deter-
mine the favorite Ellington numbers
of University students. Ellington has
agreed to play as many of the tunes
selected as possible.
All seniors and their guests will
be invited to dake part in a grand
march which will be one of the
highlights of the evening. The
central committee will also honor
seniors through a magazine pub-
lished especially for the occasion.
Copies of the magazine will be
given to everyone attending the
Ball. Stories of campus life, pic-
tures and cartoons will be included
in the publication.
Patrons, patronesses and guests for
Senior Ball have been selected by
the central committee. They in-
Governor and Mrs. Harry F. Kel-
ly, President and Mrs. A. G. Ruth-
ven, Vice-President and Mrs. J.P.
Adams, Vice-President and Mrs. R.
P. Briggs, Vice - President and
Mrs. M. L. Niehuss, Vice-President
and Mrs. S. W. Smith, Secretary
and Mrs. H. G. Watkins, Regent
Vera B. Baits and Dr. S. G. Baits
and Regent and Mrs. R. S. Bishop.
Also included are Regent and Mrs.
A. B. Connable, Regent and Mrs. E.B.
Elliott, Regent and Mrs. R. A. Hay-
ward, Regent and Mrs. J. J. Herbert,
Regent and Mrs. H. G. Kipke, Regent
and Mrs. J. D. Lynch, Regent and
Mrs. E. C. Shields, Professor C. G.
Brandt, Professor and Mrs. L. M.
Gram, Dr. F. E. Robbins, Dean and
Mrs. W. I. Bennett, Dean and Mrs.
R. W. Bunting and Dean J. A. Burs-
ley.1 11 The list continues with
(See COMMITTEE, Page 5)
AT 8:30:
Noel Coward
Plays To Be
Given in June
Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30",
to be given June 6-9 in the Lydia1
Mendelssohn Theater, will be Play'
Production's last offering of the
spring semester.
There are nine plays in the "To-
night at 8:30" series. These were1
presented by Mr. Coward in groups
of three different plays on three con-
secutive evenings at 8:30 p.m. Val-
entine Windt, director of Play Pro-
duction, has chosen "Fumed Oak",
"Ways and Means, and "Family
Album" from this group of light
Worm -Like Ilusband
"Fumed Oak" reveals the sad po-
sition of a worm-like husband in a
family of three nagging females, one
of them being a loquacious adenoidal
child. Our "hero" finally turns on
the three generations of woman who,
have been making him miserable and}
affords an amusing twist to the plot.
The sophisticated "Ways and
Means" deals with a young married
couple living beyond their means in
the gay society of the European
smart set. The way in which they
solve their difficulties provides an
entertaining one-act play.
Sardonic Play
"Family Album" is a mildly sar-
donic play with musical accompani-
ment. The opening scene reveals a
very correct Victorian family mourn-
ing the death of the wealthy father. I

With the aid of a little wine they
overcome their grief and engage in
amusing and tuneful activities.
Police Warn.
Rike Owners
The recent wave of bicycle thefts,
may continue and become intensifiedf
if University students do not obtain
their 1945 licenses as soon as pos-
sible, local police officials warned
Applications for licenses, issued by
the city clerk. may be secured at the

Class Games Won
By 25-Point Lead
Trampling out six firsts, out of a
possible seven, 51 freshmen mauled
over 17 sophomores to win the re-
vived Class Games Classic yesterday,
Playing shirtless under a hot sun
with the refereeing of Earl Riskey,
the two teams battled for over an
hour, the outnumbered sophomores
relying on strategy for their assault,
the freshmen on sheer physical
Pulling arms, legs and torsos, the
freshmen took the Graveyard event,
capturing 13 of their opponents, to
the sophomores' seven kidnapped
freshmen. The game was complicat-
ed by the winners somewhat when
captured men refused to stay cap-
tured, and others went illegally be-
hind the goal to get their men.
Taking eight minutes to score one
goal against their out-manned oppo-
nents, the freshmen pushed through
to victory in the Chinese soccer game
by carrying the ball across the goal,
Marion Will
Sing at Dance
Warsages To Be Sold
To Aid Bond Drive
Jack Marion-song writer and co-
median-will be featured at the V-E
Dance to be held from 9 p.m. to mid-
night Tuesday in the Rainbow Room
of the Union.
Marion, whose specialty is writing
and singing his own songs, will make
his first appearance in Ann Arbor.
The titles of some of his songs are
"Two Hearts Alone" and "True
Love". Many of the Michigan stu-
dents will be glad to learn that all
of his songs are unpublished but
Along with Marion, Bill Layton
and his Orchestra will be on hand
to furnish the entertainment. The
services of Layton, Marion and of
the Union are given without cost to
increase the sale of War Stamps and
War Stamps made into "Warsages"'
will. adorn the Michigan coeds. The
novelty corsage-made with ribbon.
and five ten-cent War Stamps-can
only be purchased by the coeds in
the cloak room. Two dollars, re-
modeled into War Stamps, and re-
turned, will be the admission for
each couple.
The V-E Dance, presented by Al-
pha Phi Omega, service fraternity.
is given with the aim of increasing
the campus sale of Bonds and Sta-
mps for the Seventh War Loan.

Concert Group
Termed 'Band
Without Peer'
The University Concert Band has
been acclaimed as the "band without
a peer among college bands" by the
famous bandmaster, Dr. Edwin
Franko Goldman.
Not only does the Band present sev-
eral concerts of its own each year,
but it contributes to the success of
other functions. Playing at Com-
mencement exercises, at basketball
games and performing at an Army
hospital and a Naval base are only a
few of the band's activities of the
past year,
Personnel of the band repre-
sents 14 states, with members com-
ing from such states as Washing-
ton, Louisiana and New Jersey.
Membership is not confined to mu-
sic students and many players are
enrolled in colleges of the Univer-
sity other than music. At present,
there are four returned veterans
among the 65 bandsmen.
Awards for service in the band are
presented each year to deserving
members. For one year's participa-
tion, the award is a silver watch
charm and for two, a gold watch
charm. A band (M) sweater is
awarded for three year's service and
an (M) blanket for four.
Tradition rules that each player
who is making his first trip with
the Band must eat his first meal
without the usual utensils. "Fing-
ers were made before forks" insist
the enthusiastic supporters of this
The library of the Michigan Band
includes many thousands of selec-
tions of band literature, thus offer-
ing band lovers a wide variety of
classical and modern music.
First reference to a band at the
University of Michigan is credited to
a graduate of the class of 1844, who
said that a nine-piece band assisted
in the singing at chapel services. In
1859 about fifteen students who were
making ensemble music their hobby
organized "Les Sans Souci."
This group assumed the name of



Opera Scores
To Be Featured
Highlighting the program with
selections from opera, symphony,
Michigan songs, a percussion and
piano solo, the University Concert
Band under the direction of Prof.
William D. Revelli, will present its
thirty-second annual spring concert
at 4:15 p. m. EWT (3:15 p. m. CWT)
today in Hill Auditorium.
Composed of approximately 75
members, the Concert Band will be
heard in its first formal concert
since the Band and Orchestra Cli-
nic meeting here in February.
Opening the program with "Pro-
cession of the Nobles from Rimsky-
Korsakov's "Mlada," the band will
play Overture, "Beatrice and Bene-
dict" by Berliez, love scene from
Moussorgsky's "Boris Goudonov"
and the finale from Fauchet's
"Symphony in B-flat."
Two types of compositions not usu-
ally found in the repertoire of the
average concert band will be per-
formed on the second half of today's
concert. "Repartee," a piano solo in
the American idiom by DavidoBen-
nett, proves the effectiveness of the
band as an accompanying medium to
the piano. It brings out the various
sonorities and colors of the wood-
winds and brasses combined with the
solo instrument.
Paul Kuiter, V-12 student, will
perform the piano solo in "Repar-
tee." Formerly a pupil of Cour-
ine Frederick in St. Louis, Mo., he
hopes to attend a conservatory and
continue his music after the war.
"Swinging the Ingots," by Moffit,
is also American in character, but of
a concert swing sytle. It emphasizes
swing rhythms and effects adapted to
concert band instrumentation. War-
ren "Whitey" Benson, '46 SM, first
drummer and sectional leader of the
percussions in the band, also a mem-
ber of the University Symphony Or-
chestra, will be featured in the per-
cussion solo. -

PERCUSSION SOLOIST-Warren "Whitey" Benson, first drummer in
the University Concert Band, will be featured soloist in "Repartee,"
American swing number, on the band's thirty-second annual spring
concert at 4:15 p. m. EWT today in Hill Auditorium.
-Photo by Nathan Anderson

the Michigan Band, although it was
not until 1895 that the Board of
Regents organized the official Mich-
igan Band. This organization per-
formed at football games and at the
Senior Promenade and Reception
during Commencement Week. In
November of 1898 the Athletic Asso-
ciation equipped the band with uni-

At the turn of the century, a
bandstand was buiit near the old
library in the center of the campus,
and was the setting of many con-
certs. In 1914 the First Annual
Spring Concert was presented to
the public in Hill Auditorium.
In 1915 the Band acquired its first
permanent conductor, and in 1935
William D. Revelli took the baton.

In Drive
V-Mail Used For
Distributing Gifts
V-Bonds, designed especially for
men overseas, have been prepared
by the Treasury Department to
facilitate sales of bonds for mili-
tary personnel during the Seventh
War Loan.
V-Bonds are simulated certificates
printed on regular V-Mail type paper,
similar to that available anywhere.
On the message part of the sheet,
a facsimile of an actual war bond is
printed in government green, decor-
ated with a flying eagle near a ribbon
reading, "Another bond between us-
from the folks back home."
The bonds are copies of actual
bonds bought within the United
States for servicemen abroad. Spaces
are provided on the V-Bond wherein
the sender can mark the amount of
the Series E bond he is presenting
to the serviceman.
On the face of the facsimile V-
Bond are lines to be filled in by the
issuing agent in the same manner
as a real bond, complete with his
Bond Total Grows
Totals for the University effort
in the Seventh War Loan reached
$39,906.25 yesterday, it was an-
nounced by R. Gordon Griffith, di-
recting the University campaign.
The national campaign to raise
seven billion dollars in individual
sales reached over 34 per cent of
its quota, reporting $2,394,000,000
dating stamp, the issue date, bond
serial, number, and the owner's
name and address. There is also
a place for a personal message from
the sender.
"The V-Bond certificate is a con-
venient and novel way to let over-
seas servicemen know that bonds are
being bought for them back home,"
R. Gordon Griffith, directing the
campus war loan drive, declared yes-
terday. "One of the best promo-
tional schemes to come out of the
Seventh. War Loan, it should receive
an enthusiastic response," he said.
V-Bonds will be filled out at the
same time the buyer's regular bond
is prepared, and both will be de-
livered together. V-Bonds are
available at the cashier's office, and
can be ordered through campus
veterans and JGP solicitors. Allt
bonds purchased on campus for
men overseas will count toward the
University's $100,000 quota.
Students saving stamps that will
eventually be turned in for war bonds
for servicemen abroad can also make
use of the V-Bond facilities.
"Actual war bonds of course cannot
be sent out of the country. The fac-
simile V-Bond, the closest approxima-
tion to a regular bond, provides a
patriotic and financially sound way
of greeting the men overseas," Grif-
fith pointed out.
Jap Suicides
On Tinian.Told
ByU' Alumnus
"You girls in the yellow and green
dresses-can you hear me? Listen
carefully. This battle for Tinian is

over now, and there is no more dan-
ger for you. But you must come out
immediately. Climb up the path
behind you and go inland. There
you will find some Marines who have
been - instructed to escort you to
safety. Take. others with you, your
mothers, fathers, brothers and sis-
ters. We are trying to help you . .."
This appeal to Japanese hiding
in a Tinian cliff cave was delivered
over a loudspeaker by Lt. Clelan H.
(Cliff) Graham, a University alum-
nus now serving with the Fifth
Amphibious Marine Corps head-
quarters, as his LCI neared the
rocky shore of the island.
In his story, "48 Hours at Tinian",
appearing in the June issue of Cor-
onet magazine, Lt. Graham describes
the efforts of a few Marines to con-
vince a group of Japanese civilians
and soldiers that surrender to Amer-
icans was better tian death. Al-
though continuous broadcasting over
a two-day period resulted in the sur-
render of several thousand Japanese,
many took their Own lives by plun-
ging off a cliff into the ocean below,
where they were dashed to death
against jagged rocks. Others, he re-
ports, committed hara-kiri.
Lt. Graham describes the sul-

'U' Tracksters Bow To Illinois by 11 Points;
Netters Win Semi-F minals as Linksmen Lose*

Illiii'i Take Seven Firsts To Capture
Western Conference Track, Field Meet

Wolverines Gain
Second Net Title


special to The Daily
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 26.--Mich-
igan's vaunted distance strength was
not enough to halt the challenge of
Illinois' team balance here this after-

News Around Campus

Vets To Meet.
Campus veterans will meet at 7:30
p. m. Tuesday in Lane Hall. Results
of the'veterans' work in the Seventh
War Loan will be taken up, and plans
will be made for the Memorial Day
parade and a scheduled picnic for
the veterans.
. --..,'
Indian To peak
Accompanying a; lecture by Dr.
Swami Janananda, the March of
Time film "India" will be presented
at 7:30 p. m. EWT (6:30 p. m.
CWT) today in the International
Center. .
Dr. Janananda, a native of In-
dia, is now doing special work in
the University physics department.
* *, *
Center Continues.
The University Grand Rapids Ex-
tension Center, established in 1943
on an experimental basis, will be con-
tinued for a period of five years, it
was learned yesterday.
Hereafter, the Center will be known'
as the Extension Center for Western
* * *
Lecture at Hill el
Mrs. Philip Gentile, special edu-

Inter-Racial Committee of the De-
troit Council of Churches, Mrs.
Gentile will discuss the New York
Ives-Quinn bill, the proposed per-
manent national FEPC bill and the
proposed Michigan FEPC bill.
Hillel A wards
Applications for student director,
hostess and work scholarships are
now being accepted by the Hillel
Extending for the college , year,
these scholarships are awarded on
the basis of personal qualifications,
academic scholarship, need and in-
terest in the Foundation. The award
entails a certain regular amount of
work, and remuneration is made on
the basis of the number of hours
spent on behalf of the Foundation.
* * *
AAUP To Meet .
The annual meeting of the Mich-
igan chapter of the American As-
sociation of University Professors
will be held at 6:15 p.m. EWT to-
morrow in the Faculty Club lunch
room of the Union.
Officers will be elected for the
coming year, and reports and res-
olutions introduced at the last
meeting will be considered.
Pai,,er To Talk

noon, as the inspired Illini took seven
firsts and placed in 12 of 14 events
to run away with the 45th annual
Western Conference Track and Field
Meet, rolling up 65% points to 54 116
for the Wolverines.
Coach Leo Johnson's thinclads
thus avefiged their one-point defeat
in the indoor meet four months ago
and at the same time wrested the
outdoor crown from Michigan's two-
year grasp. It was Illinois' thirteenth
outdoor title and their first since
Walker Stars
George Walker, Illinois hurdle and
sprint star, turned in the stand-out
individual performance of the day
as he took the high and low hurdles
and the 100-yard dash for a triple.
Bob Kelley of the Illini was the only
other multiple winner as he copped
the 440 and half-mile.
Third place went to Minnesota
with 27% points. Ohio State placed
fourth with 22, followed by Purdue
with 201, Wisconsin with 14 113, and
Indiana with 6. Chicago, Iowa, and
(See ILLINOIS, Page 7)
Virgiia Zapf
To Sing Today
Soprano Will Feature
German Composers
Virginia Zapf, soprano, will present
a recital featuring selections by Wolf,
Brahms & Schumann in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
B.B. degree in music at 8:30 p. m.
EWT (7:30 p. m. CWT) today in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
A pupil of Prof. Hardin Van Deur-
sen, Miss Zapf is a member of Mu
Phi Epsilon, national music sorority,
and Choral Union. Before entering
the University, she attended Val-
naraiso University in Indiana. She

Placing all but two members in
the finals of the Western Confer-
ence tennis meet, Michigan's power-
ful net squad gained its second con-
secutive Big Ten crown at Evanston,
With the finals in the singles divi-
sion and both semi-finals and finals
in the doubles department to be
played today, the Wolverines suc-
ceeded in cinching the title by cop-
ping 13 points in preliminary play..
Ohio State Close Contender
Michigan's closest contender is
Ohio State which gined71/tpoints in
yesterday's competition. The Bucks
offer no threat, however, to the Wol-
verines, since even a clean sweep of
the remaining matches by Ohio
would give them only 12% points.
The major upset of the day was
the defeat of Roger Lewis, Michi-
gan's captain, by 17-year old Bill
Rogers of Wisconsin, who had pre-
viously tied Lewis in a triangular
meet with Minnesota.
Rogers To Meet Franklin
In the finals of the number one
singles division, Rogers will meet
Aris Franklin of Ohio State, whom
Lewis had downed in a triangular
meet with Nortewestern last week-
The only other loss suffered by
the Wolverine netters came in the
numbes six singles depantment
(See SINGLES, Page 6)

Ohio State Takes
Top Golf Honors
Michigan linksmen, shooting for
their fourth consecutive Big Ten golf
title yesterday at Evanston, Ill., came
in third while Ohio State captured
top honors followed by Northwestern.
Count Four Lowest out of Five
Counting the four lowest scores of
the five-man teams entered in the
tournament, Ohio golfers won the
championship with a total of 603
points which was probably one of
the lowest scores ever compiled in the
fifteen-year history of the Confeor-
ence play-offs. Northwestern copped
second place with a score of 626, and
the Wolverines were next with 629.
Howard Baker and John Lorms,
members of the Buckeye squad are
co-holders of the individual crown,
each carding 148 to take medalist
honors. John Tews coming tprough
with 152 for the Wolverines' top
mark, tied for the runner-up spot
with Louic Lick and Jarvis Knutson,
both of Minnesota.
Five-Man SquadI
Coach Bill Barclay took a five-man
squad consisting of Captain Paul
O'Hara, John Jenswold, Phil Mar-
cellus, Bob Ernst, and 'Tews, to tee
off in the 1945 Big Ten champion-
ships at the Wilmette Country Club.
Scores for the other Maize and Blue
linksmen in the 36-hole match were
(See OHIO STATE, Page 6)

Council To Sponsor Drive
For Nazi Crushed Lutherans

Lutheran World Action, a fund
raising campaign sponsored by eight
synods of the National Lutheran
Council has as its goal the collection

many. The "Orphan Missions," mis-
sions that have heretofore been sup-
ported by countries like Denmark,
Norway and Sweden will temnorarily

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