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fl Students Invited
Nightclub To Feature Dancing, Floorshow;
Al Townsend's Band Will Furnish Music;
League Council Members To Be Hostesses

Women's Athletic Association To Sponsor Rallies,
Lantern Night, Sport Club Activities, Tournaments

The grand opening of the Campus
Casbah, campus night-club open to
all University students, will be held
from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday in
the League Ballroom.
The opeping of the Casbah will
mark the first time since 1942 that
the League Ballroom has been open
for regular dances. The Casbah,
which is a non-profit organi-
zation, will be open every Friday and
Saturday night from 9 p.m. to mid-
In addition to a large dance floor,
the special feature of the Casbah will
be tables placed in the Ballroom and
the hall. Soft drinks and packagedi
potato chips, pretzels, and cookies
will be sold at the night club bar.
For the gala opening night, League
councilmembers will act as hostess-
es. They will be dressed as Arabjait
dancing girls, and will also serve as
waitresses for that night.
Campus talent is needed for the
Campus Casbah floorshows. Any-
one interested in gaining valuable
experience in stage prodaction is
urged to contact Jean Louise hole
at 2-4515 or Max Koegen a
Music for the dancers will be pro-
vided by Allan Townsend and his
eleven-piece -orchestra. All of the
band members are veterans and Uni-
versity students. Al formerly played
with Bill Sawyer's band before he
entered the service.
Townsend directed several Army
bands and in Camp Fannon, Texas,
he organized, directed, and wrote the
music for a large Army show. He
organized his present band, which is
named Symphony in Swing, this
Lois Roberts', who sang on Detroit
radio stations and with Army bands,
is the vocalist. The band also fea-
tures the Symphonaires, a quintet
composed of four men and Miss
Roberts. All of Townsend's arrange-
ments are original, and his theme
,song is "Traveling Light."
Decorations will follow an Algerian
theme, with crimson and gold pre-
dominating. Draperies will decorate
the walls and the orchestra will play
under an Arabian canopy. The
Gipsy-like atmosphere will be carried
out in the burning of incense and
dim lighting effects.

There will be a floorshow every
week, starring campus talent. Tom-
my Lough, popular boogie-woogie
stylist, will play the piano for the
opening night. The first floorshow
will also feature the singing of pop-
ular songs by Pat Pontius, and a
spotlight number by the Symphon-
aires. There will also be a master
of ceremonies, dancers, comedians,
and specialty instrumentals for the
weekly floorshows.
Tickets for the Campus Casbah
will go on sale at 8 a.m. tomorrow
at the League desk and will remain
on sale through Saturday night.

THE Women's Athletic Association,
with itse17sports clubs and several
other projects, is one of the major
women's organizations on the Michi-
gan campus.
Under the leadership of Jean
Brown, the organization's president,
and the WAA Board, the association
will sponsor rec rallies, a Mvichilodeon
carnival, and the traditional Lantern
First club to open its sports season
will be the tennis group. Headed by
Sally Ware, the club will hold an or-
ganizational meeting at 5 p.m. Mon-
day in Barbour Gym.
THE group members will partici-
pate in a ladder tournament dur-
ing the fall season. In this type of
competition, all participants are al-
lowed to challenge others above them
on the "ladder" of names, with the
winner retaining the higher position.
According to Miss Ware, "This type
of tournament will aid in arranging
the club members in order of their
skill. It will also help the club mem-
bers to become better acquainted with
each other."

A LTHOUGH there is to be no ten-
nis instruction offered by the
Tennis Club during the fall season,
Miss Ware stated that instruction will
be available to all beginners desiring
instruction during the spring tennis
Returning to its prewar schedule
this year, the WAA will offer four
seasons of sports activity to all coeds.
Eligibility cards are not required of
women participating in the activities
of the various clubs.
Opening the year's activities, the
W4A Board presented its annual
style show to all freshmen women
on Sept. 18 and 19 in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre.
CLUBS which will have fall season
activities include archery, dance,
golf, hockey, outing, riding, swim-
ming and tennis. Instruction will be
provided in some of these sports, and
several club managers are planning
various types of tournaments similar
to that to be held by the tennis club.
Announcements of opening club
meetings will be made in The Daily,
and tournaments will also be an-
nounced. Other sports groups, in-
cluding badminton, basketball, bowl-
ing, camp counsellor's club, fencing,
ice skating, rifle, and table tennis will
begin their activities during Novem-
ber and December. Softball activi-
ties will begin in April.
Rec. rallies are sponsored by the
WAA Board in order to provide a type
of entertainment different from that
usually offered on the Michigan cam-
pus. The Rallies offer opportunities
for students to participate in vari-
ous sports, including volleyball, bad-
minton, and square dancing.
LAST year the prewar Michilodeon
tradition was revived. In this car-
nival various campus residences spon-
sored booths featuring games, enter-

were awarded and dancing was a fea-
tured part of the entertainment of-
One of the most cherished coed tra-
ditions is Lantern Night, sponsored
each year in May by the WAA. In-
cluded is the march about the cam-
pus, led by seniors in caps and gowns,
and the interhouse singing contest. A
cup is annually awarded to the wom-
en's residence whose choral group
wins the song competition.

Tinker Will Play
At Union Dances
The regular Friday and Saturday
night dances will take place as usual
this year from 9 p.m. to midnight in
the Union Ballroom except that
Frank Tinker with his clarinet is re-
placing Billy Layton as band leader.
The orchestra, going under the
name of the Michigan Union Band, is
the same as Layton's old outfit and
will feature vocals by Patty DuPont.
The taproom downstairs in the Un-
ion will be open during the evening
for those wishing light refreshment.

Athletic Heads
To Hold Meeting
Athletic managers of all women's
residences will meet at 5 p.m. tomor-
row in the Women's Athletic Build-
ing, Betty Eaton, WAA intramural
manager, announced.
Each manager should bring a time
preference for her house to play in
the interhouse volleyball tournament
which will begin Monday. Available
times are 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and
8:10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday. The schedule of
games to be played will be published
in Sunday's Daily.

Wormen Veterans Invade Willow Run;
l28 Now Housed in University Dorm

For the first time at the Univer-
sity, a dormitory at Willow Run is
housing women students.
The University originally arranged
with the Federal Public Housing Ad-
ministration for a dormitory housing
72 students to be released for the use
of women veterans, but the number
of applicants became so large that
a dormitory housing 128 students was
The majority of the residents at
the new dormitory are veterans who
have served in all branches of the
service, and the remainder are grad-
uate students. The house director,
Miss' Alberta J. Johnson, is herself
a veteran and served overseas. Miss
Florence Rosenberg, assistant house
director, is a former Wave.
The Federal Public Housing ad-
ministration is cooperating in set-
tling the women in the dormitory.
The rooms, which are all singles, are
equipped with beds, bureaus, mirrors,
straight chairs, wall lights, blankets,
bed linen, and towels. The women
residents have decorated their rooms
and supplied curtains, rugs, and bed-
The dormitory is on the Willow
Run bus line, and the women have
the use of the West Lodge Communi-
ty Building, and social center for
Willow Run, as well as the cafeteria.
The dormitory itself has a lounge,
laundry and ironing equipment. The
regular undergraduate closing hours
do not apply to these women students

living at Willow Run because of the
bus schedules. Instead, the residents
are setting up their own regulations
in conjunction with the Office of the
Dean of Women.
The first house meeting, at which
Miss Johnson presided, was held re-
cently in the West Lodge Community
Building. Mrs. Mary C. Bromage,
assistant Dean of Women welcomed
the women to the Michigan campus.
Miss Ethel A. McCormick, Social Di-
rector of the League, spoke about
opportunities for social life for the
Opportunity for
Tutors OffJ ered
Students who desire to be tutored
may sign up now in the Undergradu-
ate Office of the League.
All students interested should fill
out slips with their name, address and
the subject in which they wish to be
tutored. First semester freshmen are
not eligible to tutor until their five-
week marks have come out unless
they have special permission from
Prof. Arthur Van Duren in the Aca-
demic Counselors Office.
Tutors will be available to students
in almost all subjects.

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1946-47 Lecture Course
Oct. 17-HON. ELLIS ARNALL, governor of Georgia.
Oct: 29 - RANDOLPH CHURCHILL, noted British
figure and columnist, son of Winston Churchill.
Nov. 7-LOUIS LOCHNER, for fifteen years Head of
the Berlin Office of Associated Press.
noted Air Force authority.
Jan. 16-JOHN MASON BROWN, leading Broadway
dramatic critic.
Feb. 20-MRS. RAYMOND CLAPPER, political writer
and author of "Washington Tapestry."
Feb. 27-COLONEL MELVIN PURVIS, former mem-
ber of the F.B.I. and of the War Crimes Com-
Mar. 22- MARGARET WEBSTER, famous actress
and director.
SEASON TICKETS: $6.60, $5.40, $4.20 (Inc. tax):
Hours: 10:00-1 :00, 2:00-5:00




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