TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Spivak, Long will Furnish Music
For Tropical Setting of '52 J-Hop
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7 T V G N ~ 1i ll .__ _
Students To Organize
For Work on Annual o Be Given
All-Campus Carnival 0Fb8
Un Ne , .
Michigras central committee
members hope that students have
made a New Year's resolution to
attend the Michigras Mass Meet-
ing to be held at 7:15 p.m. Thurs-
day, in the Union Ballroom.
Jack Hamer, '52, general co-
chairman, says that the gigantic:
proportions of the carnival will
make it necessary for there to be
more central committee workers
than for any other all-campus
THE CENTRAL committee re-
quests the presence of students!
with all kinds of talent, including
artists, writers, construction work-
ers, ticket takers, decorators and
A central committee spokes-
man stated, "We want muscle
men and just plain workers to
come to the meeting which will
give everyone a chance to get
acquainted with the work that
will be done by the various
1950 Michigras was attended by
over 25,000 persons in its two-day
run at Yost Field House, and an
even greater number is anticipated
for this year by the committee.
There will be a Michigras
central committee meeting at 7
p.m. today in the Union. All
committee chairmen are asked
to be present.
Bring Quick Results
Couples will find themselves
whirling to the theme of "Artistry
in Orchid" at the 1952 J-Hop
which will be held from 9 p.m. to
2 a.m. Feb. 8 and 9 in the Intra-
Probably influenced by the chill
of Ann Arbor weather, the J-Hop
committee members have chosen a
SouthsSea Island theme, complete
with sandy beaches, palm trees
and a multitude of orchid clusters.
EVERY COED attending the
dance will receive, in keeping with
the theme. one large. exotic or-
Music for the tropical setting
will be provided by the orches-
tras of Charlie Spivak and
This will not be the first local
appearance for Spivak. The "man
who plays the sweetest trumpet
in the world" played at the 1949
J-Hop. He is known for his soft,
smooth trumpet music which is
featured most of the time while
his orchestra is playing.
SPIVAK LEADS an eight-year-
old band which has recently
played in two movies, the Para-
mount and the Hotel Statler in
New York. the Palladium in Holly-
wood and other well-known spots.
T h e top - rated bandleader
started his career in New Ha-
ven, Conn., his hometown, where
he got his first trumpet while
in grade school. He attended
Hill House School there, study-
ing the trumpet on his own
The fact that Spivak's family
had chartered out a medical ca-
reer for him didn't alter Spivak's
decision to take to the brass, and
when Paul Specht, then one of the
country's outstanding bandleaders,
offered him a job, he signed and
remained wiht the outfit for five
Women To Register
For Rushing Season
Freshman, sophomore and jun-
ior women who wish to register for
the formal rushing period are
urged to attend a mass meeting
which Will be held at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow in the Rackham Build-
Registration will take place im-
mediately following the meeting.
Coeds are requested to bring $1
to the meeting as a registration
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COEDS WHO are not able to
attend the meeting may register
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in
the Undergraduate Office of the
Rosemary Wise, Panhellenic
rushing chairman, will preside
over the meeting, which is held
every year to inform prospective
rushees about rushing.
The formal rushing period will
begin February 2. Opening teas
will be held Saturday and Sunday,
and the first set of parties will be-
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AT THE MEETING, prospective
rushees wil obtain booklets which
contain information covering all
aspects of rushing--from a map
showing the location of all the
sorority houses to what the coeds
can expect at the parties.
Also included in the booklet
will be open house cards, which
the rushee may fill out and leave
at each house during open teas.
Each coed must attend every
house during the opening teas.
1RUSHING WILL take place be-
tween semesters as it did last year.
Previously, rushing was held dur-
ing the first two weeks of classes
but last year the system was
changed to include only the first
Marianna Larson, chairman of
s counselors, will discuss the coun-
, seling service for rushees. Each
rushee will be notified of her
counselor at a later date.
s A meeting will be held February
y 3 to discuss more thoroughly any
s questions rushees may have about
By LORRAINE BUTLER ;
With the ringing in of 1952,
came the official opening of 12
months of supposed opportunityj
for the feminine sex, leap year.
There were various reactions ob-
served and comments made on the
prospects of the new year in dif-
ferent parts of the country, in-
cluding Ann Arbor.
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CENSUS FIGURES show that
there are less men than there used
to be, and this may give the
"stronger" sex an optimistic out-
look and more reason to shy away
from determined women.
Most bachelors who have com-
mented on the subject of leap
year exhibit wariness but also
show signs of being flattered by
the thoughts of proposals.
One of the most hurried precau-
tions taken was by John Talbot,
Jr., society president of the Bache-
lors Club of America.
* * *
UPON BEING reminded of leap
year, Talbot said, looking alarmed,
"I'd forgotten. The club will have
an emergency meeting right away.
Bachelors can't be too careful."
Guy Mitchell, bachelor singer,
said "I would suggest a girl sort
of pop the question in a kiddin'
way. Then if the fellow doesn't
want to take her up on it, he
can kid about it too and no-
body's feelings are hurt."
Mitchell, insisted that he would
not mind being proposed to, al-
though he figures that leap year
is more for shy men, which he says
"THE TYPE OF guy who may be
a little unsure needs a girl to sort
of take the initiative," the popular
singer stated. "The girl can make
kind of a joke of it, and at least
she gets his mind on the subject.
Then he can take it from there,"
"I'm in the mood to get mar-
ried. If a girl asked me. and I
loved her, I'd say 'yes'," **
Bachelor Russell Nype com-
mented. The twenty-eight year
old Nype is appearing on Broad-
way in "Call Me Madam."
Then proceeding to Ann Arbor,
BEWARE OF WOMEN:
New LeapYear Brings Varied Reactions
it was found that a few women
are very pessimistic about the
prospects of anohter leap year and
many of the men do not believe
leap year will make any differ-
ONE COED commented "I think
leap year would be wonderful-
if there were only something to
A man student said that every
year is leap year to a woman.
"The modern girl is aggressive,
let's face it." The young man
appeared, however, to be looking
forward to the new adventure.
NOW OF COURSE there is no
legal basis for a woman to pro-
pose during leap year, but in 1928
a Scottish law made it officially
proper for a "mayden ladye of
bothe high and low estait-to be-
speke ye man she likes."
It is said that the. only way
the man had to escape marrying
the leap year huntress was to
already be married to someone
"Them there were the days!"
* * 4
HE NEXT joined the Benny Pol-
lack Band and following that, the
Dorsey Brothers and Ray Noble
After organizing h i s own
band, he got his first big es-
gagement at the Glen Island
Casino and continued f r o m
there to the Hotel Statler and
the Commodore in New York
where he broke GleneMiller's
and Jimmy Dorsey's records.
A highlight in his career was an
award by Downbeat Magazine as
the top sweet band.
LONG IS also familiar to col-
lege crowds. He is rated among
the top three colegiate orchestras
and has appeared at major thea-
By Order of the Federal Authorities
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tres and locations all over the na-
A Sigma Nu, he is constantly
in demand to play at the func-
tions of their chapters.
Long was born on a farm near
Newell, North Carolina in 1914.
The "backward" violinist began
studying that instrument at the
age of five, and as the result of
an injury, learned to bow with the
left hand and finger with the
* * *
HE DID concert work at the age
of 10 and continued until he was
sixteen. At 17, he entered Duke
where he majored in English. In
1931, 11 freshmen organized a co-
operative band, calling themselves
"The Freshman Orchestra." They
alternated playing at the men's
and women's dining halls for their
During the summers the band
played at a resort in North Ciar-
olina and the guests were sur-
prised that the second year, the
instrumentalists were "The Duke
Sophomores," then "The Duke
Juniors," and finally "The Duke
Following their graduation i
June 1935, the band began taking
professional dates. From there
Long and his orchestra began
climbing steadily to the top.
Tickets to the "biggest dance o
the year" can be purchased from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. this week a
a booth in the Administratio;
Ticket sales are open to junior
today, juniors and seniors tomor
row and juniors, seniors and grad
uate students on Thursday an
Friday. A general ticket sale wil
open to the entire campus on Sat
Those students who made reser
vations before vacation may pic
up their tickets any day this wee
in the Administration Building.
free ticket will go to the junio
representatives of the first 10 resi
dences which have 70 per cent o
their house attending the dance
Lists may be turned in at th
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1952 Union Opera will meet at
4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
Union. According to M a r k
Sandground, the meeting is
open to all persons interested in
alumni relations, artistic de-
sign and radio and television
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