WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 19s52
T HE MICHIGAN D AILY
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Netting Orchestra To Provide
Music for South Quad Dance
Fred Netting anmd his orchestra
will be in charge of the musical
end of South Quad's "Artistry in
Abstract" to be held from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Netting began his musical ca-
reer as featured saxophonist with
the Tony Pastor band.
* * *
FROM THERE be became an
arranger for r'adio station WWJ in
Detroit and later took over the
orchestration of the staff orches-
tra for the same station.
Although ail of Mr. Netting's
arrangements are written by
himself, his style follows that of
the Glenn Miller-Ralph Flana-
Judy Claire who appears daily
on WXYZ-TV in Detroit is the
featured vocalist with the orches-
plThe Fed N etigorchestrat has
Ball, at Michigan State College
and Ypsilanti Normal's Sopho-
It has also played numerous en-
gagements at hotels in and about
Detroit including the Statler and
ATO To Give
Shoe shining Is the current oc-
cupation at the Alpha Tau Omega
house as the men put on a high
gloss for their annual Blackfoot
Ball from 9 p.m. to midnight Sat-
urday In the League Ballroom.
Engraved invitations to this
traditional formal will be pre-
sented to friends of Alpha Tau
Omega. Invitations have also been
extended to the fraternity's hon-
ored guests Governor and Mrs. G.
Mennen Williams, President and
Mrs. Harlan Hatcher and the ri-
val Whitefeet of Sigma Nu.
TED SMITH and his orchestra
will provide the dance music for
the ATO's and their guests. The
dance will be highlighted by inter-
mission entertainment composed
of student talent.
Bill Shriner, well-known for
his performance as the mother-.
in-law in the 1952 Union Opera,
"Never Too Late," will again
take his audience back to those
"Good Old Vaudeville Times."
The Eveningaires, winners of
the 1952 GULantics Revue, will be
on hand to offer their personal-
ized renditions of some dreamy
* * *
THE LONG-STANDING ATO-
Sigma Nu rivalry will be contin-
ued at the dance. The feud began
at Virginia Military Institute, the
home of both fraternities.
Alpha Tau Omega, founded at
the institutions in 1865, custom-
arily wore black boots with their
dress uniforms and when Sigma
Nu was founded four years later
the new group chose white boots
in order to distinguish them-
selves from the ATO's*.
* Every year the members of ATO
sponsor Blackfoot ball as a com-
memoration of this rivalry and I
the Sigma Nu's appears bedecked
in their white footwear, which has
recently been in the form of white
General chairman of the dance
is Bruce Martz. Other chairmen
include Jay Mills, entertainment;
Terry Damon, programs and invi-
tations; and Don McClelland and
Louis Klimecky, decorations.
To Vie for Posts
Petitions for the position of
manager of the Women's Ath-
letic Association's Badminton and
Folk and Square Dance Clubs will
be due at 5 p.m. Monday in the
League Unuergraduate Office. te
terviewing for these posts wil
on Wednesday, May 14 at WAB.
Petitioners will be interviewed by
members of the WAA board.
Petitions may be obtained in
the League, WAB and Barbour
Gym. Aid in filling out these
blanks may be obtained from the
present club managers, copies of
old petitions and committee chair-
men reports, which are available
in the League Undergraduate Of-
The heads of these sports clubs
will have important duties to per-
form, including being responsible
for the organization and adminis-
tratiorn of the club.
This year many activities in-
IS A S ponsors
Costumes To Preva il
International customs and cos-
tumes will be emphasized at the
tenth annual International Ball
which will be held from 9 p.m. to
1:00 a.m. Friday, May 16, in the
Dances from tangoes to Sambas
will be featured by the Latin-
American orchestra led by Pan-
chito. The International Students
Association is sponsoring the
dance. This association is com-
posed of 24 different campus or-
Each organization is planning
to decorate a part of the ballroom
accof1rigo +n a ,certain, natio-r'1''.A 4b IN. ~NtSIU A / n a'fl
SINGIN' SONS OF MiCHIGAN:
Fifteen Groups Entered in Annual IFC Sing Eliminations
Eliminations for the annual
Interfraternity Sing will be held
tonight in room 3RS of the Union.
Fifteen fraternities have planned
to enter the sing, the finals for
which will be next Thursday, May
15. Each fraternity has been as-
signed a time that they will sing
* * *
STARTING AT 7:30, Phi Sigma
Delta will sing "Begin the Be-
guine." At 7:40, Chi Psi will offer
"George Jones." Phi Gamma Delta
will sing "Laudamus Te," sched-
uled at 7:50.
At 8:00, Theta Delta Chi is
scheduled to sing "Go, Song of
Mine." Sigma Phi Epsilon has
been assigned 8:10, singing "Wo-
Theta Xi will sing "Erie Canal"
at 8:20. From there on, following
the pattern of ten minute inter-
vals. Kappa Sigma will present
"Play. Gypsies, Dance, Gypsies";
Sigma Nu will sing "Some En-
AT 8:50 Phi Kappa Tau will
house athletic manages atn 5
suggestions for next year's
managers are to be discussed.
sing "I Got Plenty of Nothin',
Chi Phi is next with "Blow, Gab-.
riel, Blow."~ Delta Tau Delta fol-
lows with a medley of love songs
which they call "Love Story."
.At 9:20 Alpha Tau Omega will
sing "September Song," to be
followed by Sigma Alpha Epsilon
singing "SAE Sweetheart." Next
is scheduled Phi Delta Theta
with '"Song of Joy" and last, at
9:50, will be Kappa Alpha Psi
with "Sweet and Low-"
The judges, Dr. Philip Duey,
leader of the male glee club, and
Prof. Norma Heyde, a teacher in
music school, will make their selec-
groups after the songs are through.
The announcement will be made
about 10 p.m. and will be an-
nounced publicly in the Daily to-
* . .
EACH OF THE top ten frater-
nities singing next week will be
assigned a sorority as its official
backer and rooter. These cheer-
ing squads will be selected by lot
tomorrow afternoon in the IFC
Ofce roo 30 of thenion.
Each1 sorority is to send a
representative to the Union at
that time to draw for her house.
There will be ten slips with the
winning fraternities' names on
them and extra blank slips.
Those sororities drawing a name
will be that fraternity's cheer'ing
section the night of IFC Sing.
IFC Sing, which is now incor-.
porated into the gala IFC Week,
had its beginig in 1935, when
the IFC, ROTC band and the
Varsity Glee Club thought up an
all campus sing, with no prizes.
* * *
THE NEXT YEAR, the first
real competition was started and
Theta Delta Chi brought home the
first triumphant trophy.
In the following prewar years
the competition grew, with more
entries each year. The winners
of those years were Acacia, Beta
Theta Pi, Alpha Sigma Phi,
Theta Xi and Kappa Sigma, in
There was a five year cancella-
tion of the event, and in 1946
Sigma Phi Epsilon took home the
first postwar trophy for the new-
ly started sing.
* * *
FOLLOWING the Sig Eps vic-
tory, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Al-
pha Epsilon and Lambda Chi
Alpha won, in that order
The finals will be held this year
in Hill Auditorium. No admission
will be charged.
READ DAILY CLASSIFIEDS
Shades of black and white will
prevail at the SAE traditional
Black and White Ball to be held
from 9 to 12 p.m. Friday in the
Flight Room at Willow Run.
Novel invitations, as yet unre-
vealed, will be presented to the
in honor ofthe pedges."c'''
LAST YEAR, the women were
presented with black goldfish in
All the guests at the daince
wear only black and white, and
the men carry black and white
top hats and canes.
Champagne will bubble through
a huge cellophane champagne
glass which will be situated at one
end of the ballroom. Behind the
glass will be a machine which will
create the effect of champagne
* * *
BOB ELLIOT and his band will
provide the music for the dance.
The ball has long been a na-
tional fraternity tradition and
it is believed to have originated
at the University of Alabama.
There, the men used to bring
their dates to the dance in black
and white carriages drawn by
black and white horses.
The first local Black and White
dance was held in the Spring of
1947 at the Washtenaw Country
Invitations to the dance have
been sent to the presidents of all
the dormitories and fraternities.
flavor, such as African, Pakistan-
ian and Hawaiian.
Intermission will feature a floor
show made up of acts put on by
six organizations. The African
Union will present two Nigerian
dances, the Arab Association will
offer a professional dance team,
and the Philippine Michigan Club
will put on a Moro wedding dance.
Ticke s or h e se i- o r a or
per couple and may be purchased
at the International Center. Pro-
ceeds from the dance will go to
the Foreign Students' Emergency
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