TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
South Quad Spring Formal
To Feature Abstract Designs
Lantern Night Parade, Sing
To Honor Graduating Seniors
Color will be the dominant fea-
ture in South Quad's spring semi-
formal "Artistry in Abstract"
scheduled for 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
Couples entering the dance will
get their first glimpse of the
Quad's green and chartreuse color
scheme with a patio scene.
Sigma Alpha Iota,
Election of new officers and a
May Festival luncheon were re-
cent activities of Sigma Alpha
Iota, national music honorary for
women at the University.
The new executive board, elected
at a general meeting last week,
consists of president Kathleen
Bond; vice-president, Catherine
Hutchins; recording secretary,
Janice Clark; corresponding sec-
retary, Judith Jorstad; alumnae
secretary, Mary Ann Smeltzer and
treasurer, Glenna Gregory.
Also serving on the board will
be chaplain, Jane Townsend; Sar-
geant at arms, Carol Alchin; and
editor, Nancy Symmonds.
THE PATIO will feature a mod-
ern mist-giving fountain with in-
direct colored lighting applied to
it. Multi-colored awnings will dec-
orate the scene here as well as in
the dancing area in the main din-
Abstract flowers as well as
more conventional types will be
scattered about the rooms as
In another dining room, chairs
will be arangod in small conversa-
tion groups about a 150 square foot
space modulator of a crystal de-
sign. Smaller modulators of simi-
lar design will be distributed about
* * *
EACH ONE will be highlighted
by the use of "black light" which
gives an ultra-violet effect.
Throughout the decorations,
the central committee has at-
tempted to combine a spring at-
mosphere with abstract design.
In the main dancing room, Fred
Netting and his orchestra will be
playing for the guests. His music
will also be piped into the room
where couples will be seated in
* * *
FROM 10 P.M. to midnight, Hal
Singer, former pianist on WHRV,
will play- numbers requested by
guests in the main lounge.
Women at the dance will re-
ceive spring corsages made up
of daffodils and heather. They
will be passed out from a flower
cart by an attendant at the door.
Refreshments will consist of
fruit punch and four different var-
ieties of cookies.
At midnight, couples will ad-
journ to the Quad's Club 600 where
a trio from Fred Netting's orches-
tra will continue serenading the
According to Ron Bornstein,
executive chairman of the dance,
the University plant department
has agreed to have the entire Quad
grounds landscaped "beautifully"
in time for "Artistry in Abstract."
Other members of the central
committee are Jerry Parker, gen-
eral chairman; Frank Cesarano,
general manager; and Bill Land
and Steve Mitro, decorations.
Tickets for "Artistry in Ab-
strjact," available to the entire
campus, are priced at $2.50 per
couple and may be purchased at
South Quad this week.
Lantern Night, an annual event
for all University women, willetake
place this year on Monday, May
Sponsored by the board of the
Women's Athletic Association, the
traditional festivities will again
honor graduating senior women.
* * *
THE 39TH PROGRAM will be-
gin with the traditional line of
march of all women students to
Hill Auditorium. Last year this
line of march was not held.
Led by the Michigan March-
ing Band, the parade will origi-
nate at 7 p.m. in front of Alum-
ni Memorial Hall and will end
on the steps of Hill Auditorium.
A huge block 'M', composed of
27 coed campus leaders, will march
directly in back of the band.
BEHIND THEM, in four lines,
will be the honored seniors, wear-
ing blue bows, and the junior
women with yellow bows in their
hair. The sophomores and fresh-
men will wear red and green bows,
respectively, to distinguish them
from the upperclassmen.
Each coed is asked to purchase
her own ribbon.
The parade will be held unless
there is a rainstorm. If the weath-
er is doubtful, participating houses
are asked to call Abbie Funk or
Nancy Fitch to determine if the
procession is to take place.
AFTER THE procession, the
evening's main event, the Lantern
Night Sing, will be held in Hill
Auditorium. Choral groups from
various women's groups on cam-
pus will take part in this program
of vocal competition.
The choir giving the best per-
formance, based on interpreta-
tion and artistic effect, intona-
tion, accuracy, rhythm, tone,
diction, 'presentation and ap-
pearance, will be awarded the
first place cup, which was won
last year by Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma with their presentation of
Eliminations, initiated two years
ago, will take place on Thursday
SCHOOL OF THE DANCE
on a hilltop overlooking the
Thames River at New London,
in Hill Auditorium. One half of
the number of houses trying out
will be selected to appear on the
Lantern Night program.
* * *
THE HOUSES which are not
chosen will support with songs
and cheers the groups which will
During eliminations, the pos-
ture of the choirs will be judged,
and the group with the best pos-
ture will be awarded a cup on
Chi Omega received the participa-
These Lantern Night festivi-
ties are an outgrowth Of a pro-
gram which originated in 1913.
Then all coeds took part in
races and various other events at
a women's field day at Palmer
Field. Later each class presented
a special group of stunts.
IN 1932 the first line of march
was held, with the procession tak-
ing place around Palmer Field.
From this parade came* the
tradition of Japanese lanterns
and hoops, and from this the
name, Lantern Night, originated.
At that time the seniors car-
ried the lanterns in the line of
march and the junior caried hoops,
through- which the freshmen
At the conclusion of the eve-
ning's fun the seniors gave their
lanterns to the juniors, while the
hoops were handed down to the
Awarded for the first time
1948, the cup is now held
* * s
CONCLUDING the program will
be the presentation of WAA
awards. A cup will be awarded to
the house having the highest par-
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dormitory, sorority and league
house having the best participa-
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DINNER-DANCE DATE-Steve Qua, second from left, looks at the ticket that entitles him to a
date with Kathleen Murray, Detroit's Miss DSR, for IFC Ball and the dinner preceding the dance,
honoring the IFC Council, Qua and his date. Qua won 100 Michibucks at Michigras, the highest
number reported. Besides a date with the lovely Miss DSR, pictured in inset, he also receives a
month's supply of cigarettes, a free dancing lesson and a corsage for Miss Murray. Finally, he will
get an automobile permit for the evening. Others pictured from left to right are John Messer, co-
chairman of the Ball, Harry Blum, head of Michigras, and Sam Deyo, other co-chairman.
Men's Glee Club Offers Varied Program
Men's Glee Club. which will pre-
sent its annual spring concert at
8:30 p.m. Saturday in Hill Audi-
torium, is planning a program of
both classical and popular music
to entertain its Ann Arbor audi-
Included in the classical part
of the program will be "Laudes
Atque Carmina," by Stanly;
"Night and Dreams," by Schubert;
and "Good F 'ows, Be Merry,"
CONTINUING the list is "Sing,
Maiden, Sing," The Heart Wor-
ships," "The 'Pirate Song" and
The popular side of the pro-
gram will include "Garden in
the Rain," and "Darktown
Strutters Ball" sung by the
Novelaires, who won this year's
The Novelaires will sing a group
of traditional college songs, usu-
ally popular with students as well
as alumni of the University.
AMONG THESE will be "' Tis of
Michigan We Sing," "A Toast to
Michigan," "I Want to Go Back
to Michigan," and "I'll Ne'er For-
get My College Days."
The entire Glee Club will join
in the singing of some other
Another of the featured quar-
tets, the Midnight Sons, will be
featured in several numbers. This
quartet is composed of Carl Hed-
ner, baritone; Richard Gess, lead;
Bernard Jennett, bass; and John
* * *
THE GLEE CLUB is student-
managed. Members plan their per-
sonal appearance tours and pub-
licity for their concerts. The
money grossed on tours and con-
certs goes toward perpetuating the
The officers for 1952 are
Carleton Hedner, president;
Merle Nelson, manager; Bernard
Jennett, secretary; John Bay,
treasurer, and Wesley True, ac-
The Glee Club has a long his-
tory-it was one of the first col-
lege glee clubs founded, which was
in 1859. It is well-known today,
and has performed on radio, tele-
vision and recordings.
* * *
IT RECENTLY made a motion
picture short entitled "Songs of
Between semesters the club
toured to Cleveland and Canton,
Ohio, New York City, Philadel-
phia, Washington, D. C. and
Pittsburgh. During spring vaca-
tion they appeared in two con-
certs in the Chicago area.
The organization is composed of
both graduate and undergraduate
students from every school in the
University. In its list of disting-
uished former members is Thomas
E. Dewey, governor of New York,
'who used to be a soloist for the
Glee Club in his student days.
* * *
ALSO HEADING the list are
Chase Baremeo, a baritone form-
erly with the Metropolitan Opera
Company and Stuart Churchill,
who has been for many years a
soloist with Fred Waring's Penn-
Director of the Glee Club is
Philip A. Duey, who came to
Michigan as a professor of vocal
music in 1947, after a career as
a professional singer.
He was a member of the "Rev-
elers" quartet, along with James
Melton, Lewis James, and Wilfred
Glenn. He has held a scholarship
at the Julliard School of Music.
Before joining the University
faculty he taught at the College
of the City of New York, the
Arthur Jordan Conservatory, and
was head of the music department
at Butler University.
He is also the author of a re-
July 14-August 24, 1952
Study wit: Doris Humphrey, Louis
Horst, Martha Graham, Jose Limon,
william Bales, Sophia Maslow, Jane
Dudley, and other noted dancers ...
Certificate and academic credit avail-
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For details write: Box 28, School of
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