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MAY 23, 1948

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Union To Present
SpecialtyDance
Elimination Dance Contest Diversion
For Students Relaxing from Studies-.

Campus Bandleader Art

Starr

To Play For Summer Casbah

Bluebook Ball, the final special-
ty dance of the year, will be given
by the Union Executive Council
from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday
in the Union Ballroom.
Bluebook Ball is presented each
semester as a "final fling" in order
that students may relax from
those ever exhausting bluebooks.
Frank Tinker and his orchestra,
J heard weekly at the Union dances,
will be on hand to provide music.
He is quoted as saying, "This
dance will feature sweet, dance-
able music-something the stu-
dents will long remember."
A novel elimination dance
'48 Fortnight
Council Picked
Assembly Board announces the
central committee for Fortnight
'show scheduled for next fall.
Members are Patt Newberg,
Martha Cook, general chairman;
Josie Valerio, Ann Arbor, decora-
tions; Betsy Vinieratos, Martha
Cook, honors, and Mary Davidson,
Mosher, assistant honors.
The list continues with Barbara
Thelen, Martha Cook, publicity;
Marylin Klafer, Helen Newberry,
assistant publicity; Doris Clark,
Stockwell, assistant publicity;
Charlotte Eagle, Mosher, skits;
Rose Potcova, Jordan, assistant
skits; Shirley Fage, Mosher, pro-'
grams and favors, and Norma Jak-
sec, patrons and judges.
Fortnight Show next fall will in-
corporate Fortnight show, Recog-
nition Night and Installation of
House Presidents.

contest will be held immediately
preceding the intermission. The
winning couple will receive an
award as "The Couple Most
Likely To Pass Their Finals."
Intermission entertainment will
be provided by the Vaughan
House Trio, featuring Stan Chal-
lis, Bill Brehm and Don Srull.
Huge bluebooks bearing the
names and appropriate grade of
Council members will be used for
decoration. Traditional miniature
bluebooks will be given as favors.
Couples will wear caps and gowns
for their souvenir pictures.
Bluebook Ball is one of a se-
ries of specialty dances spon-
sored each year by the Executive
Council of the Union. Included
in the series have been Bunny
Hop, Ju-Hon-So Ball and Se-
Hon-So Ball.
Co-chairmen of the dance are
Keith Jordan and Loyal Jodar.
Other committeemembers are Al
Sosin and Al Borger, entertain-
ment; John Linquist, Norman
Kroll, Martin Kohlenberg and
Jerry Mehlman, decorations; Rich-
ard Bender, Ralph Pullman and
Don Coombs, publicity; William
Race, programs; and Dave Tease,
property.
Dick Slocum, newly-appointed
social director, feels that this
dance will offer all the students a
chance to blow off a little steam
before finals.
Assembly Notice
There will be no dorm or
league house presidents meet-
ings this week, according to
Arlette Harbour, president of
Assembly.

By MARY ANN HARRIS
Unique, original instrumenta-
tion of sweet and danceable music
blending into the informal atmos-
phere of the summer Casbah will
be provided by campus band-
leader Art Starr and his five
"quality" music makers.
Starr's boys, who will keep their
"instrumentation voiced for the
Michigan crowd," with an accent
on personal requests, will attempt
to give the Casbah the appro-
priate informality of a party
dance. By combining the popular
"Tinker tempo" with Starr Sex-
tet arrangement the new Casbah
maestro hopes to provide summer
session students with a pleasant
innovation in dance band style.
Complementing the sextet will
be WJR songstress Renie Peters,
Renie is currently featured coast
to coast on a regular Saturday
program.F
Preceding the Casbah engage-
ment Starr has a long band his-
tory. He organized his first band
at the high school stage with a
WAA Notices
Cancellations of softball games
must be reported to Helen Hub-
bard at 2-4514 by Monday noon.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday-5:00 p.m.: Mosher vs.
Alpha Xi Delta I, Kappa Alpha
Theta II vs. Newberry, Alpha Xi
Delta II vs. Chi Omega II, Mary
Markley vs. Gamma Phi Beta II.
Tuesday-7:00 p.m. Kappa Kap-
pa Gamma I vs. Delta Gamma I,
Chi Omega I vs. winner of Alpha
Xi Delta1-Mosher game, Delta
Delta Delta I vs. winner of Kappa
Alpha Theta II-Newberry game,
winner of Alpha Xi Delta II-Chi
Omega II game vs. winner of Mdry
Markley - Gamma Phi Beta II
game.
Wednesday-7:00 p.m.: Stock-
well IX vs. winner of (Chi Omega
vs. winner of Alpha Xi Delta I-
Mosher game).
Thursday-7:00 p.m.: Winner
of Delta Delta Delta I vs. (winner
of Kappa Alpha Theta II-New-
berry game) vs. the winner of
(the winner of Alpha Xi Delta II-
Chi Omega II game) Mary Mark-
ley-Gamma Phi Beta II game,
winner of Kappa Kappa Gamma
I-Delta Gamma I Gamma I game
vs. winner of (Stockwell IX vs.
the winner of Chi Omega (vs. the
winner of Alpha Xi Delta I) Mo-
sher game.)

follow up style on the Detroit
"Sophisticats," and played De-
troit social events until the war
years. Bowdoin College was his
next stopping place, where he
created a student outfit called the
Polar Bears which catered to col-
lege crowds at Yale, Bates, Uni-
versity of Maine and Bradford
Junior College. His college popu-
larity rated him an engagement at
the Hotel Roosevelt in New York.
His service record holds engage-
ments with the "All Vets" in
many places of distinction includ-
ing the Cu Ming Tennis Club in
China.
Art Starr transferred to Michi-
gan last summer and here collect-
ed a personnel who are in agree-
ment as to tension releasing and
relaxing factors in good dance'
band music. Notwithstanding
their preferences for dance-abil-
ity, the sextet with the arrange-
ments of Bill Ryburn, ex-Bill
Sawyer man, is equally competent
on the up-tempo arrangements.
Jazz arranger Ryburn holds
the alto sax position and doubles
on the clarinet. He is a veteran of
both Jerry Wald and Dean Hud-
son's band.
Chuck Daugherty continues the
list of "quality boys." Chuck
handles the trombone in "Bill
Harris" phrasing. Trumpet play-
er indespensible Wally Newberry,
will come forth with muted "Bun-
ny Barrigan" style, while finesses
on the drums will be provided by
Clark Pardee
Guild Present
Dance Clubs

Alum Clubs
MeetJune 5
Detroit Fair To Contribute
To Funds for Scholarships
University of Michigan alumnae
clubs throughout the state will
take over the Women's Building
at the State Fair Grounds, De-
troit, on June 5 when they com-
bine efforts to stage their gala
June Fair.
Benefits from the day-long event
will go to alumnae supported pro-
jects on the campus: Henderson
House for undergraduates, the
Catherine Kellogg woman's pro-
fessorship and the Alumnae Coun-
cil fund for scholarship and stun
dent aid.
Doors will open to the public
at 10 a.m. Booths, staffed and
maintained by various alumnae
groups, will offer both new Und
rejuvenated used merchandise
of every description. There will
be children's clothing and equip-
ment, white elephants, flowers,
baked goods, candies, aprons,
jewelry, toys and Michigan me-
mentos.
A midway of concessions will re-
place booths as they sell out. Fea-
tured attractions will include dish
breaking, a floating target pitch-
ing game, darts, a children's grab
bag, candid photographs and for-
tune telling. Refreshment booths
will dispense carnival fare all day.
Alumnae and their guests are
invited to the reunion and in-
formal dance at 7 p.m. Reminis-
cences will be interspersed with
old college songs at the reunion
and the final fillip will be pro-
vided by bonafide carved up
tables, wobbly chairs and nicked
pitchers of the famous Pr'etzel
Bell, imported from Ann Arbor
for the Fair.
The geographic scope of the en-
terprise will be stressed in decora-
tions on the first floor with ban-
ners and posters of greeting ex-
pected from clubs unable to at-
tend. Nostalgia will keynote the
decor for the dance. Large maps
of the campus bearing imagina-
tive sketches of campus landmarks
will line the walls. Clusters of
maize and blue balloons will deco-
rate the ceiling.
Mrs. Hope Petrouleas Hansen of
Detroit heads the hundreds of
alumnae working on June Fair.

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