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SWEET AND LOWDOWN:-
Jazz Story Runs Rampant;
New Orleans to Stan Kenton

By JEAN RUSS
The Great Exodus of 1917 from
New Orleans marks a turning
point in the history of jazz, which
leads finally to Stan Kenton.
The center of music in the
1920's, during the JazzAge, was
Chicago. Musicians came to the
great metropolis up the Missis-
sippi via the riverboat centers,
Kansas City and St. Louis. The
employment of the Dixielanders
in those cities and in Chicago
influenced the music which was
later to spread to the East. The
slow and easy life of the Midwest
had a noticeable influence on jazz.
It toned down the trumpet and
slowed the tempo.
Jazz Men Learn Notes
The need for greater variety
and the performance of current
popular tunes forced many of the
Dixielanders to learn to read
music. As the jazzicians learned
to read, their style went through
more changes. These changes are
known as the "white" influence on
jazz.
The style which arose under the
Wives To Model
In Style Show
Cotton Carnival, a style show,
will be presented by the Wives
of Student Veterans Club today
at 8:30 p.m. at West Lodge on
Peabody Road.
Cottons for all occasions will be
featured from the stock of several
Ann Arbor dress shops.
Models and hostesses are under
the supervision of Mrs. Leroy H.
Redfern. Mrs. Robert Copper
heads the committee in charge of
staging. Mrs. John Van Eizen-
enga, who has had experience in
Style Show production in Paris
at the Lanvin, will be commen-
tator.

"white" influence was quite dif-
ferent from the original Dixie-
land. Improvising became a high-
ly developed art, instead of being
something spontaneous. "Sight
musicians," those who could read
music, would often hold "cutting"
sessions where one musician would
attempt to outblow the other and
show more skill and originality in
his ideas.
Music developed in Chicago un-
der the tutelage of such men as
Bix Beiderbecke, a member of the
Austin City High School gang
which played such an important
part in jazz age music. Bands be-
came larger. The music toned
down so that it was smoother. The
original Dixieland two-four or
four-four changed to a slow four
beat like the foxtrot. Jazz became
a music to be danced to. Arrange-
ments were more complicated and
the music was played as it was
written. The string sections were
dropped.
Saxophone Replaces Trombone
During the Jazz Age the saxo-
phone was developed technically
and was used instead of the trom-
bone. The guitar replaoed the
banjo, but the lead instrument,
the cornet, stayed. The place of
the tuba in the jazz ensemble was
taken over by the string bass.
Jazz Age music was character-
ized by ensemble playing. The
members of the band played for
an overall effect rather than for
individual recognition through the
"take-offs" or solos. The music
was more technically perfect than
the original Dixieland. It was, as
a result of this, tighter and less
free.
(Next article -- Jazz to the
present, through Goodman, etc.,
to Kenton, emphasizing the re-
spective views of Kenton and
Armstrong on jazz).

Senior Women
At Cerem ony
Senior women who have main-
tained the Alpha Lambda Delta
scholastic average of 3.5 through-
out college were especially hon-
ored by Mrs. Mary Bromage, As-
sistant Dean of Women, at the
Alpha Lambda Delta initiation
ceremony held in the League
chapel Sunday morning.
Dean Alice Lloyd, who is Na-
tional Vice-President of Alpha
Lampda Delta, the freshmen
honor society, presented an award
to Nancy Jean Ringland, the sen-
ior with the highest average.
University senior women, 1948,
who have maintained 3.5 or better
academic averages at the Univer-
sity of Michigan and who were
originally initiated into Alpha
Lambda Delta, and are now en-
rolled are:
Barbara Jean Rattray Dubois,
Irma Elizabeth Eichorn, Jane
Alene Grothaus, Charlotte Min-
nie Halman, Lorraine Carol Zeeuw
Jones, Miriam Levy, Norma Son-
dra Levy, Phyllis Irene Morgan,
Beatrice Diamond Miller and Ruth
Mercer Parsons.
Also are Patricia Peters, Mil-
dred Ransdorf, Janice Marguerite
Richardson, Nancy Jean Ring-
land, Lenamyra Saulson, Shirley
Mae Schwartz, Betty Lou Sik-
kema, Sarah Simmons, Maxine
Spencer, Katherine Stasewick,
Helena Suzanna Thomassen, Mar-
tha Edith Weig and Edith Lor-
raine Feinberg Resnick.
Members of Wyvern, junior
women's honorary, will meet at
5 p.m. Thursday in the League
chapel. It is important that all
members be present, according
to Genie McCallum, president.

IFC Ball Tickets
On Sale at 'U' Hall

New York Theme To Set At
JohnnyLong's Music To Be

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Tickets for the 16th annual IFC
Ball, to be presented from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Friday in the Intra-
mural Building, will be on sale
in University Hall.
Johnny Long and his orchestra,
famous for the recording of the
patter-chorus tune "Shanty

Town", will provide "solid-sweet"
music for dancing. Featured with
the band will be Natalie, the little
songstress from Hawaii, and
Long's vocal group, the Beach-
combers.
Decorations for the dance
will follow the Times Square
theme with each fraternity
having a booth decorated as a
New York night clui;, ztore or
restaurant. Silhouettes of sky
scrapers running up the girders
of the I-M Building will help
carry out the theme. Loving
cups will be awarded to the
three houses having the best
decorations.
Search lights will light the sky
over the Intramural Building and
an electric sign saying "IFC" will
be out in front of the door. Door-
men in bright-colored uniforms
will assist couples from taxis.
Tickets for the dance are also
being sold by representatives in
the fraternity houses.
Women attending the dance
will receive 1:30 a.m. permission.
Corsages will be worn by dates of
conunittee members only.

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Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for El-
mer J. Scott, Physics; thesis:
"The Measurement of the Beta
Ray Spectra of Scandium and
Phosphorous," Wed., May 5, 2 p.m.'
East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Chairman, J. M. Cork.
Doctoral Examination for Max'
Atkin Woodbury, Mathematics;
thesis: "Probability and Expected
Values," 3:30 p.m., Thurs., May
6, East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Chairman, A. H. Copeland.
Bacteriology Seminar: 4 p.m.,
Thurs., May 6, Bacteriology Li-
brary Room, 1562 K. Medical Bldg.
Dr. A. Burgess Vial will discuss
"The Problem of Rabies in Michi-
gan."
Chemistry 234: Students who
plan to elect this course during
summer session should place their
names on the list outside Room
328, Chemistry Bldg. The list of
approved applicants will be posted
during final exam period.
Physical and Inorganic Chemis-
try Seminar: Wed., May 5, 4 p.m.,{
Room 303, Chemistry Bldg. Mr. D.
G. Dobay will speak on "Determi-
nation of Pore Size Distribution
in Solid Adsorbents."
Concerts
Cormections: The Men's Glee
Club Concert, conducted by Philip
A. Duey, will be presented at 8:15
p.m., Sat., May 8, Hill Audito-
rium, instead of 8:30 as previous-
ly announced. Also, the program
on Sunday, May 9, Hill Audito-
rium, by the Symphonic Swing
Orchesra, will begin at 8 p.m., in-
stead of 8:30.
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will be
heard in another program in the
spring series, at 7:15 p.m., Thurs.,
May 6, in a group of compositions
and arrangements for carillon by
Kamiel Lefevere. The program
will open with the Minuet from
the E-flat Symphony by Mozart,
Prelude 4, and Giga, by Corelli,
followed by Lefevere's Allegro, Al-
fred Bells, Intermezzo, and Ma-
zurka.
School of Music Assembly: 11
a.m., Thurs., May 6, Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Classes and les-
sons dismissed. Attendance re-
quired.
Events Today
Radio Program:
2:30 p.m. WKAR-The Hop-
wood Room-Program conducted
by Edwin G. Burrows.
2:45 p.m. WKAR-The School

of Music-Howard Hatton, Bari-
tone; Robert Henderson, Piano,
Accpt.
5:45 p.m. WPAG - Today's
World and Local Problems-Prof.
J. K. Pollock, "Executive Branch of
the Government."
Music Forum, sponsored by Phi
Mu Alpha Sinfonia, honorary
music fraternity, 8 p.m., Rack-
ham Assembly Hall;, with Ray-
mond Kendall, chairman, and the
following panel of guest authori-
ties: Richard Leach, National
Concert and Artists Corporation;
George Kuyper, Manager, Chi-
cago Symphony Orchestra; Rus-
sell McLaughlin, Music Critic,
Detroit News, and Raymond J.
Meurer, Detroit, representative of
the American Federation of Mu-
sicians. Topic, "Professional Re-
lations with Management, Press,
and Union." Open discussion. The
public is invited.
Spring Parley Committee: Meet-
ing, 5 p.m., Michigan Union. Im-
portant Business.
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ences; American Society of Civil
Engineers; University of Michigan
Flying Club: Joint meeting, 7:30
p.m., Room 348, W. Engineering
Bldg. Mr. Talbert Abrams, Presi-
dent of the Abrams Instrument
Corp. and the Abrams Aerial Sur-
vey will speak on Aerial Surveying.
Guests invited.
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers: 7:15 p.m., Room 1042,
East Engineering Bldg. Movie:
"So You Want Thrills." Election
of Chairman and Vice-Chairman.
Presentation of the revised consti-
tution for discussion and adoption.
Seniors are urged to transfer their
student memberships to junior
memberships at this meeting.
Student Legislature party: (Re-
gardless of the weather) will be
held at the Fresh Air Camp to-
night. The University busses will
leave from the east entrance of
Hill Auditorium at 5:30 p.m.
Women members have 11 p.m.
permission.
Pre-Medical Society: 7:30 p.m.,
Room 305, Michigan Union. Re-
(Continued on Page 8)
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