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University To Sponsor Armed Services Seminar

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Jazz Concert 'ON THE TOWN'
To Be Given Annual Sophomore Cabaret To Be Staged
By'Alley Cats' In League; Two Bands To Provide Music

Conference To Feature Panel
Of Women Military Leaders

"Women's Newest Profession:
The Armed Services," will be the
title of an informational seminar
to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday
in the first floor Lecture Hall of
the Rackham Building.
The University is acting as host
for the regional conference which
is designed for Deans of Women,
Counselors of Girls, Placement and
Vocational Guidance Personnel,
interested citizens, women student
leaders and, particularly, inquir-
ing fathers and mothers.
PANEL SPEAKERS for the dis-
cussion group include the leaders
of the women's divisions of the
armed services and the personnel

WAA Notices


Badminton-Any woman inter-
ested in becoming a member of the
WAA Badminton Club is invited to
attend the organizational meeting
to be held at 5 p.m. today in the
Marian Swanson, manager of
the coed organization, says that
members who do not know how
to play, will be given instruction.
Advanced players will have the
opportunity to gain more expeili-
ence by regular practices and in-
ter-club play.
Tentative plans for the year in-
clude a get-together with the
Ypsilanti Normal Badminton Club
and a tournament within the WAA
Members of the club will gain
practice for the all-campus Bad-
minton tournament which is held
in February under the sponsorship
of the club.
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Square Dance-Anyone is wel-
come to attend the regular meeting
of the co-recreational Folk and
Square Dance Club at 8 p.m. to-
day in Barbour Gym.
Camp Counselors-Dr. William
Morse, Assistant Professor of Edu-
cational Psychology, will address
members of the Camp Counselors
Club and other interested students
on campus at 8 p.m. today at the
WAB. The Director of the Fresh
Air Camp will talk on camp coun-
seling in relation to education.

director of the American Red
Representing the Pentagon
will be Colonel Mary A. Hallar-
en, Women's Army Corps; Col-
onel Katherine A. Towle, United
States Marine Corps; Colonel
Mary Jo Shelly, United States
Air Force; Major Nell Wicklisse,
Women's Medical Specialist
Corps; Captain Joy B. Hancock,
Waves; and Major Dorothy A.
Elliott, Army Nurse Corps.
Miss Elizabeth Bruce, personnel
director, will represent the Amer-
ican Red Cross.
THIS IS NOT a recruiting occa-
sion, but an opportunity for people
in Michigan area to become ac-
quainted personally with the lead-
ers of the women's branches and
to learn the facts about women'
serving in the armed forces.
On Nov. 11, a nation-wide
campaign to gain 75,000 addi-
tional women for the armed
services was begun.
There is a demand for officer
candidates with degrees, nurses
and enlisted women from tle high
school and college level to fill the
359 different jobs in the women's'
SPEAKERS AT the conference
will explain how this job is to be
done and why it is essential in
the opinion of the Manpower
Commission and the Pentagon to
have that great an increase in the
number of women serving in the
armed forces.
The officers will explain details
of daily life, responsibilities, op-
portunities, advantages and dis-
advantages of this newest profes-
sion open to young women about
to graduate from some stage of
their formal education.
Registration for the conference
will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Fri-
day at Rackham, preceeding the
There will be a Board of Re-
presentatives meeting at 4:30
p.m. today in the League. A re-
port of the results of the recent
vote on Women's Panel taken in
all women's dormitories and
sororities will be given.



FormalTo Be Held at Union

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Union executive Council mem-
bers are going into the final phase
of planning for the Union's Christ-
mas formal, "Santa's Fantasy" to
be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
urday, December 15 in the Union
Clare Shepard and his Union
band will play music for the
couple's dancing pleasure and he
promises to create a mellow mood
in keeping with the formal at-
TICKETS FOR the dance are
priced at $1 per couple. Mark Os-
cherwitz, publicity chairman says,
"The Union has made it a policy
not to raise the Saturday night
dance price even for the Christmas
This year's decorations will
feature a large arch around the
ballroom door as well as Christ-
mas trees and mistletoe. Santa
has also planned a pre-Christ-
mas arrival.
As in past years this season's
dance will be formal and staged
in a typical ballroom scene.
t w e 1 f t h traditional Christmas
dance given by the Union. The
first dance was held in 1939 and
was entitled the "Jingle Ball."
Old Saint Nick was present in
all his glory with a bag full of
gifts for all who attended the
ball. The evening featured spe-
cial giift presentations to the
various fraternities on campus.
The Christmas ball in 1940 was
highlighted by the entertainment
from dancers at the Club Wolver-
ine, the name given to the dance.
A ten foot Santa Claus kept a
watchful eye over all the night
clubbing students.
NOT ONE but two large Santa's
presided over the 1941 dance. To
add to the suspense the gala de-
corations for the dance were kept
secret until the couples arrived at
the ball.
An introduction of a new song
written by a University student,
Ruth Wolkowsky entitled "To
Late" sparked the yuletide dance
at the Union in 1944.
The University celebrated "peace
on earth" at the Christmas formal
in 1945. This was the first all-out
campus dance held following the
A 30 GALLON punch bowl serv-
ed the crowds of students and
flowers were presented to each co-
ed attending the dance.
Guests were invited from six
Michigan colleges and coeds
were escorted to the 1946 ball
by the members of the Union
council. The entiredance was
planned around the theme of
Michigan traditions.
This dance ran for two nights
for the first time in Union history.
JACK AND the Beanstalk in-
vaded the Union in 1948 in the
form of a grotesque giant which
stood watch throughout the eve-
ning behind the bandstand.
Jack's eyes were lighted up to

indicate his merriment at seeing
such a gala occasion. Beanstalks
were placed so that they came
creeping up the stairway into
the ballroom.
Huge Christmas trees, a large
artificial fireplace and recorded
Christmas carols added to the
holiday spirit at Santa's Fantasy
last year. An outside display of
Santa arriving at the ballroom
was set up in front of the Union.
The Union executive council was
feted at a banquet preceeding last
year's dance climaxing their weeks
of work in preparing for the dance.
Union officials claim that the
1951 versionof Santa's Fantasy'
will be the best of the long series
presented by the Union and will
rival any of the traditional cam-
pus Christmas balls.
Assembly Ball
Deadline for Assembly Ball
petitions has been extended un-
til noon tomorrow due to the
Thanksgiving holiday. Peti-
tions may be handed in at the
Undergraduate Office of the

Scroll Honor Society
To Donate Proceeds
To Scholarship Fund
Following a tradition of infor-
mal concerts now popular in the
East, Bob Leopold and his "Ann
Arbor Alley Cats" will be featured
in "Jazz Jamboree" at 8 p.m. Sun-
day night in the League Ballroom.
The musical "get together" is
being sponsored by Scroll, honor-
ary society for senior affiliated
women. Proceeds will be added to
a scholarship fund.
The league ballroom will be ar-
ranged informally with small ta-
bles placed about the room and
refreshments will be sold.
Acting as MC for the evening
of music will be Don Herman. disc
jockey and chief announcer at
station WHRV. In between num-
bers he will offer a commentary
and history of the music.
A quartet composed of Tom Leo-
pold, Dick Mottern, Pete Horst,
and Bob Leopold will be featured
in a Benny Goodman style of mu-
sic. They will sing such favorites
as "Lazy River," and "Honeysuck-
le Rose."
Playing in the "tailgate" tradi-
tions of New Orleans will be Bob
Shanahan on the trombone.
This style of music was so
named when at functions in New
Orleans, the tailgate was removed
from trucks which carried bands
to make room for the trombonists
and his instrument.
Al Herman will be featured on
the drums in "When the Saints
ComeMarching In." While Grant
Smith will be spotlighted in the
popular "Down Yonder."
Stan Challis will play jazz on
the violin although the music dur-
ing the evening will be varied from
Dixieland to swing and vocals.
Tickets which are 45c a person
or 65c a couple may be purchased
from any member of Scroll or
members of Bob Leopold's "Alley
Tickets may also be bought at
the doors Sunday night for the
University's first informal "Jam-
boree in Jazz."

An evening "On the Town" will
entertain students attending this
year's Sophomore Cabaret to be
held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7
and 8, on the second-.floor of the
For the first time in Soph Cab's
history, two bands will provide
music for dancing.
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THE FAMOUS New York sky-
line will be seen from the Astor
Roof, where couples may dance
to the music of Ted Smith and his
orchestra. The group also played
at last year's presentation.
Bob Leopold's combo will be
featured in one of New York's
waterfront dives, ordinarily the
Michigan Room, for those wis-
ing to dance in a less formal at-
mosphere. Refresments will be
served here.
Gamblers will be given a chance
to try their luck at roulette wheels,
booths and other authentic games
of chance at Coney Island and the
Casino. Hostesses will be present
to act as guides.
STUDENTS MAY also cross
Gotham City to the Bowery. The
floorshow, "Tickets Please," will
use a pawnshop in this part of
town as a setting.
Leads will be taken by Clara
Jane Fredericks, Margaret Pays-
ner, Elaine Rothman, Betty
Magyar, Sue Spurrier and Helen
Dancers include Beverly Blan-
cett, Mary Brindak, Janet Deane,
Lucy Lindsay, Judy Ohmans, Ann
Christensen, Margie Darling, Ag-
gie Dunn, Bonnie Finestorn, Di-
ane Halbrook, Janet Hodges, Joan
Kleinpell, Joyce Roper, Jackie
Schiff, Jane Thompson, Mary Beth
Watson and Barbara Young.
without appointment
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TO REST from the evening's
excitement, couples may take a
stroll in Central Park. Trees, a
fountain, a zoo and a peanut stand
will line the Concourse.
All proceeds from the dance will
be given to the Fresh Air Camp to
build a new bath house. Last
year's profits were given to the
Phoenix Project.
THE CENTRAL committee for
this sophomore women's presenta-
tion consists of Ann Plumton, gen-
eral chairman; Barbara Steinko,
assistant general chairman; Bar-
bara Bos, treasurer; Iris Pumroy,
assistant treasurer; Katie Wake-
man, secretary; Abby Nickerson,
assistant secretary; Cece Schmier,
decorations; Barbara Johnson,
hostesses; and Sue Alderman,
Othermchairmen include Janet
Netzer, publicity; Mary Ann Cha-
carestos, posters; Natalie Gold,
stunts; Maxine Berliner, refresh-
ments; Sue Martin, special booths;
Mary Hodges, assistant booths;
Laura Hoffman, tickets; Margaret
Carter, assistant tickets; Ellen
Haar, ushering; Sue Nasset, floor-
show; Sue Shafter, assistant floor-
show; Dorothy Hammett, cos-
tumes; and Billy Reed, assistant
The list concludes with Ann Al-

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For Xmas Dance
"The Night Before Christmas"
is the theme of the dance to be
presented from 8:30 p.m. to mid-
night on Friday, Dec. 8, in West
Bert Djerkiss and his orchestra
from station WJBK-TV in Detroit
will play for the sixth annual
"Holly Hop."
Chairmen 'or the Christmas
dance are: Donald Anderson,
general chairman; Don Meikle
and Harry Piper, decorations; Joe
Benton, music; Roy Popp, building
and properties; Fred Swart, pub-
licity; Paul Ganzenhuber, tickets;
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