SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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On fH E R E CQRD
By JOHN OSMUNDSEN
Capitol Records have come through with flying colors this week
with their release of the Art Van Damme Quintet's Cocktail Capers
(Capitol album, 105). Outside of one single, this is the first attempt
at commercial recording for Art, who has been a staff musician on
W-M-A-Q for some time, but this album should put him in good
stead with record collectors in a very short time. The quintet features
vibes, drums, guitar, bass, and accordian, which is played by Art
himself, and each man is a fine soloist in his own right. When they
all get together, they made a noise practically unheard of from a
small group. The emphasis is placed on rhythm and their tight,
punchy style; precision is the word for it. Much of the work is rather
impressionistic, but the musical ideas aren't over the heads of even
the Lombardo fans.
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ONE OF THE best sides in the album is The Breeze And I. The
bassist takes up a South American beat for a few bars, and then the
whole thing moves into a quiet little number that sounds not unlike
its title. If I Had You, a slow bounce, is another excellent rendition
of an old timer that should offer a good deal of real listening pleasure.
Dark Eyes, a musically funny "Russian jump", shows off the
virtuosity of Art as one of the best accordianists in the business.
The remaining sides, I've Got You Under My Skin, Meadowland,
and Lover should satisfy anyone's musical curiosity enough to
make this album a must on every list.
Pearl Bailey, of Tired fame, and Frank Sinatra have done a small
thing with A Little Learning Is A Dangerous Thing (Columbia 38362)
which covers both sides of the disc more than adequately. It is a
slow blues number filled with a lot of not-so-sparkling repartee, and
though Pearl is actually one of the funniest entertainers on wax,
she receives very little help from Frankie. Sinatra tries hard, but
he's definitely outclassed by Miss Bailey. Side two is the one to hear.
THOUGHT WE'D throw in this one just for kicks. It's I'm In
The Mood For Love backed by I Only Have Eyes For You (Columbia
38346) as done by Peter Yorke's Concert Orchestra featuring Freddy
Gardner and his alto saxophone. Both songs are good. Eyes is coming
up fast in popularity, but the whole effect of a concert orchestra
backing a saxophone solo is not at all unfunny. Freddy strains but
ends up sounding like a cross between Wayne King and a poor man's
Charlie Ventura (playing alto). The arrangements are identical.
Both sides start off with the very impressive string section supporting
Freddy, proceed into a swing tempo, work up to something in three-
four time, and finish brilliantly on a high note from the alto sax
of Gardner. Neither side produces anything worthy of particular at-
Life Insurance Official Says
Population Rise Perils Schools
LEADS ST. MARY'S GROUP:
'Father Mac' Offers Friendly Advice
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of a weekly series of articles on
leaders of campus religious organ-
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By JANET WATTS
Except for his black robes Fath-
er Frank J. McPhillips, director of
youth activities at St. Mary's cha-
pel, looks like an ordinary busi-
But friendly "Father Mac" as
students call him, has always
wanted to be a priest. "I never
thought of anything else," he
Born in Jackson, Father Mc-1
Phillips studied theology at Mount
St. Mary's of the West in Ohio.
After serving as curate at St.
Benedict's in Highland Park, he
came to Ann Arbor in 1941 to as-
sist in directing student affairs
at the chapel. A year later he was
"SINCE THEN business has
boomed," he admitted with a grin.
The Newman Club is the social
center for the 2400 Catholic stu-
dents on campus. Here they enjoy
the dances, discussion meetings,
and communion breakfasts the
And Father Mac is usually in
the midst of all social activities.
He likes to mix with the young
people ,%nd admits playing a
"cagey game of bridge." He's
handy on the golf links too.
Among the most active groups
in the club is the married students
organization. Honoring one of the
founders of the University of
Michigan, the group bears the
name "Father Gabriel Richard
ALWAYS an active man, Father
McPhillips recently completed his
tenure as national chaplain of the
500 Newman clubs throughout the
country. In this capacity he was
something of an official adult
guide for the national activities
of the federation.
In September he gave a series
of radio talks, "This is Charity"
for a national hook up.
At St. Mary's the priest has been
recognized as an outstanding lead-
Not Due to
Don't be too quick in blaming
that headache on sinus trouble.
Dr. Albert C. Furstenberg, dean
of the University of Michigan
Medical School and a noted ear,
nose and throat specialist, de-
clares people are blaming sinus
disease for too much of their suf-
"A headache is seldom caused
by sinus disturbances," the doc-
tor declares. "Only in the cac i of
a chronic sinus disease is there
apt to be localized pain over the
sinus cavities. Usually the only
symptom of a true case of sinus
trouble is a foul smelling and dis-
agreeable tasting discharge from
SINUSITIS is due to an infec-
tion that produces a collectimn of
pus within the sinus cavities, Dr.
Furstenberg explained. These cav-
ities are offshoots of the bones of
the face which communicate di-
restly with the nose.
Chronic sinusitis in some
'cases produces enough pus to
cause localized pain in the cavi-
ties, he said. But he stressed the
fact that such pain would be
limited to the area of the cheek-
above the nose and eyes.
"Only about one perso a in 50
with a self-made diagnosis of
sinus disease actually has this af-
fliction," Dr. Furstenberg ,said. "A
headache is the most common of
the symptoms wrongfully blamed
on sinusitis. Others are a stuffy
nose, dripping of mucus back into
the throat and the effects of a
A NASAL allergy can produce a
swollen, waterlogged nasal mu-
cuous membrane which impairs
the sense of smell, produces a
headache and contributes to sleep-
less nights, fatigue and nervous
exhaustion. But all of these symp-
toms are due to reaction of the
nose to food, dust or pollens.
While defending sinus trouble
from wrongful accusations, Dr.
Furstenberg stressed the fact
that it definitely can undermine
the health unless properly diag-
nosed and given adequate atten-
tion by a physician.
Sinusitis can produce changes
in the bronchi and lungs which
way lead to chronic bronchitis and
more serious lung complications.
"Sinus disease can be cured," he
emphasized. "The acute form us-
ually responds satisfactorily to
conservative treatment, particu-
larly the use of sulfa drugs and
peniciillin. Sugical treatment is
necessary only for chronic sinus
FATHER MAC-Since 1942, Father Frank J. McPhillips has di-
rected student activities at St. Mary's Chapel. "Father Mac" finds
that leading and guiding a large portion of the student popula-
tion is a lot of fun-he's usually in the midst of all social activities.
And he admits playing a "cagey game of bridge," as well as being
handy on the golf links,
students respect him as a friend, separation of church and state,
It happened on radio!
Patricia Ryan, 26-year-old rad-
io actress, was stricken Monday
evening while playing the title role
in the NBC Cavalcade of Ameri-
ca's "Valentine for Sophia." The
radio star who also played Henry
Aldrich's girl friend, Kathleen,
had been portraying a young wo-
man suffering from blinding head-
aches in the Cavalcade's drama
about Nathaniel Hawthorne's ro-
mance. Miss Ryan died early
ON TO PLEASANTER subjects:
Ljuba Welitsch, the brilliant Bul-
garian soprano who scored such
a tremendous success in Salome,
A new University orchestra will
give non-music majors a chance
to do some horn blowing on their
The University Repertory Or-
chestra was organized early this
semester by Wayne Dunlap, Uni-
vei'sity Symphony conductor.
THOMAS E. WILSON, Grad.,
and Paul Bryan, School of Music
instructor, will alternate conduct-
Most of the members meet
four days a week for one hour
credit. Others come, in as often
as possible for practice. Stud-
ents interested in playing in the
bassoon or string sections may
get special permission to join
Practice works of the orchestra
include those of Beethoven,
Brahms and Mozart.
The group hopes to obtain Percy
Grainger, Australian pianist, as
soloist and conductor for an April
concert in Willow Village.
Officers Chosen by
At a recent meeting the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society elected the
following officers for the current
semester: president, L. James
Schneider; vice-president, Ran
Hobart; secretary, Phebe Wil-
liams; treasurer, Phoebe McBerty;
publicity chairman, Wendy Ow-
en; librarian, Grace Wyman; and
business manager, Fred Scheffler.
The society has recently begun
work on the production of "Pa-
tience," which will be presented to
local audiences on May 12, 13, and
114hteHeib9 i ..
with Herb Rovner
received a well-deserved ovation
yesterday afternoon for her stir-
ring performance in the title role
of Verdi's "Aida." Miss Welitsch,
who was making her American
radio debut, was joined by an-
other newcomer to the Saturday.
afternoon broadcasts, Frank
Guarrera. baritone, who was win-,
ner of last year's Metropolitan
Auditions of the Air.
Speaking of these auditions,
Rose DerDerian '47SM will be
heard at 4:30 p.m. today over sta-,
tion WHRV on a national hook-up
of this program.
lIE'S STILL using the same
type of jokes-but he's as funny
as ever. That's the way this ree
viewer feels about Eddie Cantor.
The top-notch comedian, who dis-
covered such stars as Bobby Breen,.
Deanna Durbin and Dinah Shore,
is equally famed as a raconteur.
Some of the stories he tells about
his confreres readily explain Can-
tor's popularity through the years.
He tells this one about his"
old friend, George Jessel.
It seems that Jessel went to a -
veterans' hospital to entertain"
the GIs there. But before going,
he thoughtfully dispatched cor-
sages to the 50 nurses on the
staff. Not to offend him, the
nurses wore the flowers.
"It looked so funny," Eddie says.
"They were all male nurses."
ANOTHER FAMED Cantor an-
ecdote concerns William Collier,
whom the comedian considers the
best after-dinner speaker he has
He recalls that it was 1 a.m. beg
fore Collier was called upon to.
make his speech.
"Mr. Collier," the toastmaster
introduced," will now give his
"My address is20 West 52nd
Street. Goodnight," was the
weary Collier's retort.
That's Eddie . . . and why he
has always been rated tops amcitg
my radio favorites.
THIS WEEK'S LISTENING:
New York Philharmonic (Sun.,
3:00 p.m. WJR): Metropolitan
Auditions of the Air (Sun., 4:30
p.m. WHRV); Philco Television
Theatre (This week's production
is Twelfth Night with Marsha
Hunt and John Carradine) (Sun.,
9:00 p.m. WWJ-TV); Suspense
(This week's stars are Mr. and
Mrs. James Mason) (Thurs., 9:00
p.m. WJR): Eddie Cantor Show
(Fri., 9:00 p.m. WWJ); Metropoli,
tan Opera (Sat., 2:00 p.m.
WHRV). The times are all ]asth
ern Standard. WWJ (NBC)-950
KC; WJR (CBS)-760 KC; WHRV
(ABC)-1600 KC; CKLW (MBS)=
they are able to turn to him for
Other Universities have made
requests for the popular priest
to lead students in religious ser-
vices. He will direct student re-
treats at Purdue and Iowa this
Like all religious leaders Father
McPhillips is concerned about the
role of religion in national and
COMMENTING on the recent l
he said, "The exaggerated fear of
union between the church and
state has deprived children of an
education which includes their re-
lationship to God."
No Christian could become a
Communist, Father McPhillips be-
lieves. "The totalitarian state de-
fies the state and this is com-
pletely out of line with Christian
Next week - Rabbi Herschel
Lymon, Director of the Univer-
sity Hillel Foundation.
NEW YORK - (iP) - "The na-
tion's educational house is on
fire,". says Dr. Louis A. Dublin, a
vice-president of the Metropolitan
Life Insurance Company.
If the blaze isn't put out; and
quickly, it may spread in time to
the structure of our business and
industrial system and may deal a
stunning blow to national morale
and morals, he believes.
The enormous population rise
in the war and postwar years
probably will overwhelm the al-'
ready over-crowded grade schools,
high schools and colleges and cre-
ate what he calls "an unholy
METROPOLITAN says 3,650,-
000 werd born in 1948; there were
only a few more than 2,000,000
born in 1933. The birth rate was
18.3 per 1,000 population in 1933;
25 last year. Births probably will
dwindle this year, but it is likely
there will be at least 3,000,000 a
year for some years to come.
An avalanche of pupils al-
ready is swamping the schools.
The Census Bureau says there
were more than 25,000,000 in
grade and high schools last
year. This year there will be
The total is expected to con-
tinue snowballing until 1958 when
there will be 34,100,000 pupils.
The grade school kids grow up and
the high schools will have their
big year in 1960 with an enroll-
ment of over 8,000,000.
FACILITIES for today's en-
rollment are grossly inadequate,
critics say, and too little provision
is being made for the future. Since
1940, when ,there were 27,400,000
pupils in the grade and high
schools, little building has been
Buildings are too few and
overcrowding is the rule rather
than the exception, critics com-
plain. Textbooks, school furni-
ture and other equipment are
lacking. And, worst of all,
teachers are quitting in whole-
Remedy? Pay the teachers more
money. Build more buildings. Ac-
quire more recreation ground.
Purchase more equipment. And do
all this with an eye on the future.
BUT THIS costs money-tax-
payers' money. The problem is
considered primarily a local one,
not federal. To set the schools to
rights, community governments
would have to go to the taxpayers
and ask for more money.
NSA To Give
NSA's National Student Art Ex-
hibit will stop off in Ann Arbor
for an eight-day showing, opening
Tuesday, in the corridor show
cases of the Architecture Build-
The display, which included
water colors, gouaches, etchings,
lithographs and prints, was first
shown at the NSA Congress in
Madison, Wisconsin, last summer
and was acclaimed by student
representatives from around the
"The exhibit, comprised of 88
pieces submitted from 37 NSA
member schools, is an attempt to
let American students know what
their fellows are doing in the
field of art," NSA officials said.
er of religious thought. Because Supreme Court decision on the
LS&A Adopts New Program
(Continued from Page 1)
In addition, the present pro-
grams of departmental and area
specialization will still be avail-
able. Students concentrating in
one department will be required
to take six hours of work in an-
other, related field.
THE NEW distribution require-
quirements call for an increase of
10-12 hours over the group re-
quirements; students will now take
approximately 50 hours for gen-
eral education purposes.
But the general education will
be spread out over the entire
four years, instead of being
completed in the first'two years.
Prerequisites to concentration
include English composition,
eight hours of the foreign lan-
guage requirement, eight hours
in the social sciences and eight
hours in the natural sciences.
This leaves mathematics or phil-
osophy, humanities, and further
work in natural and social sci-
ences to the junior and senior
Set for Today
An organ program in memory
of the late Prof. Palmer Chris-
tian will be held at 4:15 p.m.
today in Hill Auditorium.
Prof. Christian was professor of
organ in the music school and
University organist from 1924 to
1947. He died Feb. 10, 1947.
Josef Schnelker and Miss Mari-
lyn Mason will play the organ.
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