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IFC To Present
16th Bail Today

Long's Bandmenj
Will Entertain
Johnny Long and his orches-
tra featuring songstress Natalie
and the Beachcombers quartet
will be in Ann Arbor tonight to
provide the music for the 16th an-
nual IFC Ball to be presented
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Intra-
mural Building.
Long, the only "south-paw vio-
linist" on record, graduated from
Duke University in 1935, and with
the band lie organized in college,
started off professionally. Johnny
climbed steadily to the top and is
now world-famous for his record-
ings of "Shanty Town" and "Blue
Skies."
Each year Johnny Long and his
orchestra make a nationwide tour
hitting almost every large town
from coast to coast and devoting
a special period for visiting the
South where Long was the first
to bring a name band.
Also on hand tonight will be
Johnny Long's vocalist, tiny
Janet Brace, and drummer Floyd
Sullivan.
Women attending the formal
r will be granted 1:30 a.m. late per-
mission. Corsages may be worn
by dates of committee members
only.
Sorosi Gather
For Weekend
Convention
By MARY ANN HARRIS
Back in those other "long
skirted" days in the year 1886 six
of undoubtedly the newest "new
look" coeds who then roved the
campus with only 200 feminine
competitors formed the first so-
rority on campus.
This weekend more than 100
Collegiate Sorosis members and
alumni, who have appropriately
taken their name from the New
York Sorosis which was the first
incorporated women's club in the
country, will descend on campus
for their Triennual Convention
Opening with a tea from 3 to 5
p.m. today at the sorority house,
and continuing wtih a dinner at
7 p.m. at the Union, the conven-
tion scheduled for today will be
climaxed with an evening pro-
gram by "Daughter sorosi" and
the alumni groups.
In "dramatizing" what mother
sorosi have been telling them dur-
ing the tender pre-college years
about those dear old college days"
the "daughters" plan to help, with
humor and pathos, bring back the
sentiments of the past to the
watching alums.
Saturday convention activities
will swing underway in the morn-
ing with a business meeting at the
League, followed by a luncheon
at 12:30 p.m. given by the Detroit
Alumni and final initiation of this
year's pledge class to be held at
5 p.m. at the house. Terminating
the weekend whirl will be a ban-
quet at 6:30 p.m. at the Union.
In charge of the convention are
Mrs. Daniel Quirk and Mrs. Harry
Hally of the Ann Arbor Alumni.
President of the Ann Arbor group
Mrs. Peter Van Boeven, Detroit
alumni president, Mrs. James A.
Lafer and Lee Nack, former active
president of Sorosis will assist
with the affair.

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Accuracy in following your doc-
tor's orders is the watchword of
the Rexall Pharmacist. Give him
your next prescription -_ for
accuracy's sake!

BANDMASTER JOHNNY LONG
Casbah Plans,
Study Escape
For Students
Coeds and Michigan men weary
from the "bluebook week" and
the highflying social schedule of
the past few weeks, will find op-
portunity for informal relaxation
and pleasure at the Casbah's
"Juke Box Saturday Night" to be
presented from 9 to 12 p.m. Sat-
urday.
A welcome letdown for tired,
sunburned, field tripped and over
partied students will be provided
by the atmosphere of informality
set by bridge games, ping pong,
dancing, and "just a sittin."
The usual charge for Casbah
dances will be dropped to rock
bottgm to fit overworked student
purses, and both stags and couples
may attend.
Newly appointed coeds who are
"taking over" the Casbah for
this season and the next are
Jackie Reid, chairman; Jackie
Ward, floorshow; Ellie Mittle-
field and Pauline Zimmerman,
floorshow assistants; Ann Saur,
posters and decorations; Jo Bell,
assistant; Mary Ann Harris, pub-
licity and Bernice Calkins, per-
sonnel.

By MARILYN JONES and MARJE SCHMIDT
TFC BALL will be the main social event on the calendar this weekend
which will include parties in honor of mothers, plus a sprinkling of
spring formals and fraternity parties.
Betsy Barbour has chosen Al Chase to provide dance music
for their formal, "Spring Song,' tonight. The familiar 'April showers
bring May flowers' will be woven into a theme for decoration. The
entry hall is to create the showery effect, while numerous flowers
carry through the idea in the ballroom.
The Sigma Nu fraternity is'quite excited about a guest whom
they are honoring at dinner tonight. The gentleman is an alumni
of the Sigma Nu chapter at Duke, and is none one other than
maestro of the weekend, Johnny Long.
Tomorrow, the Tri Delts will honor their initiates at a formal to
be held at the house. Following dinner at the Allenel, coeds and
their dates will return and dance to the music of Art Starr and his
sextette. Decorations promise to transport the dancers to far Hawaii.
THE DKE's have invited the Psi U's to an exchange dance Satur-
day, a practice too much neglected in promoting friendly relations.
Bart Rogers and his five piece combo will play for the group. Our
faithful stand-bys, soda-pop and ice cream will be served for refresh-
ment.
* * *
A Mother's Day weekend has been planned by 'both the Chi Phi
fraternity and the Delts. The parties will follow approximately the
same schedule at both houses. After arrival on Saturday afternoon,
the mothers will dine and then attend the Glee Club concert or a show.
On Sunday the fellows will give their 'best girls' corsages and escort
them to church. Over Saturday night the merr will retreat to the
Union or elsewhere to make room for some thirty mothers in both
houses.
The members of A O Pi have planned a date-dance in honor
of their new initiates. It is an informal affair, and the party will
be dancing to the music of their favorites-on record. Balloons
and streamers of their sorority colors, red and white, will be
strung decoratively around the house.
Saturday will find the Lambda Chi's entertaining their brother
chapter and dates from Michigan State at a picnic and softball game.
When the game has been called because of dark, the group will return
to the house and dance. It is to be record party, but the dancers will
find themselves weaving in and out of rose-draped trellises that will
produce the called-for spring surroundings.
KAPPA SIGMA will entertain their dates a bit differently this week-
end. They have planned a theatre party, attending first the Glee
Club concert, and then returning to the house to dance.
Newberry and Barbour, the sister dorms, have both made plans
for an open house on all floors this Sunday afternoon. This will give
parents and friends a chance to see where the coeds are spending the
better part of their lives. These affairs usually last several hours dur-
ing which time the groups play bridge, chat and are served refresh-
ments by their hostess.
Zeta Tau Alpha will be holding an open house this Saturday
from 8 to 10 p.m. Invitations have been sent to the professors
who polished apples for the Zeta booth at Michigras. All others
who are at all interested are welcome to attend.
The architectural fraternity, Alpha Rho Chi, will sponsor their
annual Greenwich Dance both today an tomorrow. It is to be a cos-
tume affair, and all those attending will portray some story book
character.

Ticket Sales Open
For Ensemble-48 . .
Open ticket sales will continue
throughout today for Ensmble-48.
the latest "tradition" dance
sponsored by the combined pro-
fessional music fraternities which
will be presented from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m. today in the League Ball-
room.
Tickets for the semi-formal
event may be purchased in Harris
Hall and the music school, and will
also be sold at the door.
Unique decorations and enter-
tainment will be features of the
dance. Life sized silhouettes of
caricature instrumentalists will
line the walls and the programs
will present souvenir replicas of
these decorations.
Sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota,
Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Mu Alpha
and Kappa Kappa Psi, the dance
will offer intermission musical en-
tertainment including a feature
act with Harry Wheeler in a take
off on "the life of a musician." Joe
Jamieson will wield the baton
for the evening.

Coeds

To March Traditional 'Forty

During Lantern Night Ceremony, May 17

By MARGARET FROSTIC
Thirty-five years o! iradition
will accompanytthe coeds on their
march around the campus' origi-
nal "forty acres" at the annual
Lantern Night festivities May 17.
As the program originated in
1913, a field day was held at
Palmer Field. Here all women on
campus participated in the games,
races and picnic lunch which
comprised the program.
Maypole dances formed the pro-
gram in 1923 after which class
stunts became the tradition. In
1927 the freshmen pageant was
inaugurated, portraying the race
of the fleet-footed maiden. At-
lanta.
Line of March Originated in 1932
Coeds held their celebration
after dark for the first time in
1932. The line of march originat-
ed this year as participants

marched around Palmer Field in
a hierarchy of class.
In 1936 the freshmen presented
a pageant entitled 'Oz U'. The tin
woodsman, Dorothy, and the lyon
attended classes, slept through
lectures and struggled througfl.
bluebooks in the imaginary uni-
Versity.
Juniors Carried Hoops
The name Lantern Night grew
from the symbols which each class
carried at the program in the
early days. The seniors carried
Japanese lanterns and juniors
carried hoops.
Today the five senior women
who lead the line of march. carry
the lanterns. According to tra-
dition juniors wear yellow hair-
bows, sophomores wear red bows
and freshmen the perennial green.
In the line of march each senior
is flanked by four underclassmen.

Formerly leaders of the line of
march were outstanding women
from each class. Today the lead-
ers of the march are the women
holding the five highest positions
in women's activities. These in-
clude the President of the League,
Chairman of Judiciary Council,
WAA President and the presidents
of Panhellenic and Assembly As-
sociations.
Residents of Martha Cook
Building recently named their
officers for the coming year.
Georgiana Benesh was elect-
ed president; Ruth Briegel,
vice-president; Ann Mosher,
secretary; Mary Ellen Lavely,
treasurer; Janet Gildersleeve,
senior representative and Pa-
tricia Reed, junior representa-
tive.

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