WED NESDAY, APRIL 1, 1953
T HE MICHIGAN D AILY
Annual Dance To End Hillel Opens
'('.-l~ uA/L v . Council Posts
'Dirty Shirt Contest' in Gormberg House
Ralph Flanagan and his orches-
tra will play at the Interfraterni-
ty Council Ball slated for Saturday,
May 9, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the
The all-campus dance will cli-
max "Greek Week" activities as it
takes on an atmosphere of a luxury
liner out on the first night of the
cruise with all the "passengers''
dressed in formal attire for the oc-
The deluxe ship will be bound
for all the glamourous ports of
the world such as Lisbon, Bom-
bay, Cairo, and Naples during
its "Cruise Continental," the
name of the dance.
In the midst of the gaiety aboard
ship, Flanagan's orchestra will
present the danceable style of pop-
fular music for dancing and listen-
As his popularity grew, so grew,
the demands from his fans for a
band of his own. Finally, near the
end of 1949 he formed his own
group and made his debut in Mas-
sachusetts, in 1950.
As a result of his success on
the radio and in clubs, Flanagan
and his orchestra were signed
for a radio show. He also played
for a string of college proms, in -
eluding Dartmouth, Georgia
Tech and Ohio State.
Although known as "America's
Number One Band" by leading mu-
sic publications, the label of
"America's Miracle Band" des-
cribes Flanagan's story in a phrase.
In climbing to the top Flanagan
broke every established speed law
Fronting the first big name band
to be established since the end of
the last war, Flanagan has become
Three members of the Wom-
en's Physical Education De-
partment will take part in the
Midwest Association of College
Teachers of Physical Education
Convention to be held April 10
to 13 at Pokagon State Park in
a symbol of good dance music
across the continent.
The records show that he
launched his band when the
ballroom business was at its low-
est ebb, yet he has consistently
drawn capacity crowds.
When asked what his secret to
success was, Flanagan saids I hv
n o ne T h pu li w a ts m u i
they can listen to and dance to. I
give it to them, with no gimmicks
Flanagan started on his twen-
ty-first birthdiay as pianist-arrang-
er for Sammy Kaye, then appear-
ing at the Cabin Club in Cleveland.
During nearly four years in
the service, he arranged for a
From 1946 until 1949. he did ar'-
rangements for name personalities
including Sammy Kaye, Tony Pas-
tor. Charlie Barnet, Tommy Tuck-
er and Perry Como.
In August, 1949, he was asked to
make a few dance band records. At
this time he was arranging for
radio and television shows.
Sined for rectording, lanagan
was to stimult te oldinter-
est in dance music whih a
faded out since the war.
Among the four records released
simultaneously by Flanagan, who
was leading a recording company
band, was "You're Breaking My
Heart." This side of the platter
was successful and established
Flanagan as a name to watch.
During his first 18 months with
the company, the band leader cut
over 80 sides, including "Joshua,"
"Giannina Mia," ."Singing Winds,"
his theme, and "Slow Drive," which
Petitions for Positions
Availla ble Until Friday;
Interviews To Follow
Petitions for positions on the
Hillel Student Council will be
available until Friday at the Hillel
building, 1429 Hill St.
Any Jewish student with organi-
zational talents and experience in
extra-curricular activities may pe-
tition. He does not have to be a
member of Hillel at the present
* * *
ON THE petition, students will
be asked to give their ideas for
improving Hillel activities, to list
their committee preferences and
to discuss the functions of the
Since petitions are not due
until' Wednesday, April 15, the
entire spring vacation is avail-
able to complete the petition,
the Council has emphasized.
Those applying will be inter-
viewed by senior members of the
present council on Thursday and
Friday, April 16 and 17. At this I
time they will be given an oppor-
tunity to state their ideas more
fully than is possible in the peti-
* * *
THE INTERVIEW and petition
will be used to determine a can-
didate's eligibility to appear on the
The council, which plans and
carries out Hillel functions, is
composed of 17 members, five of
whom constitute the executive
ffrommembers of the" Counil,
who have previously served for
at least one year.
The remaining 12 members will
hold the committee chairmanships
which include publications, inter.-
faith, art, religion, special events,
publicity, social and supper club.
THE PUBLICA TIONS chairman
is responsible for the printing of a
bi-weekly newsletter givng infor-
The inter-faith o mm it te e
works with the Student Religious
Association, gives coffee hours
and parties with other groups.
They have also held several re-
ceptions for foreign students.
The art committee is responsible
By KATHY ZEISLER
Lured on by the prospect of a
cash prize and the fact that spring
will soon be in the air, Gomberg
House men carried their "Dirty
Shirt Contest" rapidly to a close
Last September enthusiastic
members of the house chipped in
50 cents apiece for the privilege of
wearing the shirt one day and com-
pete for the prize of over $25, to be
awarded to the last man brave
enough to wear the dirty shirt.
T H AT MAN is Jerry Richards,
56E. The $25 was the only reason
he lasted this long, he said, add-
ing that it cost him a few friends
and a number of embarassing situ-
One day in a chemistry class
a student was brewing a po-
tent compound, but classmates
blamed It on the dirty shirt plus
the fact that Richards was sit-
ting next to a radiator.
Roger Seymour, 56E, is runner-
up in the contest, having refused
to wear the shirt yesterday. He
was rewarded with posession of
*4 * *
THE CONTEST required each
entrant take his turn at wearing
the oversized linen shirt one day
from rising until going to bed. A
man was chosen daily by lot to
wear it the following day
As various stages of the con-
test wore on, and the shirt be- I
came dirtier and grayer with
each day, the entrants dropped
out until for the last two weeks
five men have drawn it every
As the shirt reached various
stages of unpopularity, users tried
to step up the contest by giving it
a little "special treatment."
ONE USER f ound it necessary
to paint "Gomberg" on the shirt
so the professor could get wind
of the idea from the back of a
Official rules of the contest,
decided on by the house council,
stated that nothing could be
worn over the shirt except a coat
on cold days, and for certain
special occasions, such as dance
dates or presidential teas.
Entrants were required to wear
it on campus, to classes, at meals
and to any athletic activity th#
wearer was scheduled to partici-
The shirt was conspicuous at
'Noel Moderne,' South Quadran-
gle's Christmas formal, and at
basketball games and track meets.
It was decided that it could not be
worn during swimming meets or
An offer from a washing ma-
chine manufacturer was made to
use the shirt as a "before" exam-
ple in a demonstration, but it was
decided by house officials to turn
down the offer for fear of damp-
For Palmer Field
With warm weather expected,
men are reminded by the Women's
Physical Education Department
that Palmer Field is the women's
field and that when men use the
facilities certain conduct must .be
Of primary importance, the ten-
nis courts are reserved for class
members from 1 to 6 p.m. Mon-
day through Thursday and only
the players are to be within the
tennis fences when the courts are
On Frdaysthe courts will be re-
served for women; when there
are vacant courts, they may be
used for mixed play.
Also no man is permitted on the
putting green at any time.
HATCHER OPEN HOUSE . .. Enjoying a cup of coffee while
they chat with guests at a recent open house are President and
Mrs. Harlan H. Hatcher. The Hatchers will open their home
from 4 to 6 p.m. today for the third Hatcher open house of the
semester. All students are invited to attend.
*. *, * *
Students Invited To Attend
HatcherOpen H ouse Today
To End as Contestants DropOut
Informality will be the keynote
from 4 to 6 p.m. today when Presi-
dent and Mrs. Harlan H. Hatcher
open their home for the third
Hatcher open house of the semes-
Five residence groups on campus
have been invited as special guests,
but all students are urged to at-
tend. Houses invited this week are
Betsy Barbour, Kappa Delta,
Lambda Chi Alpha, Lloyd House
of West Quad and Beta Theta Pi.
Informal entertainment will be
provided during the afternoon by
Paul MeDonough, campus pianist
and band leader. McDonough will
preside at the "ivories." playing
tunes of his own, as well as re-
Following a tradition set at pre-
vious open houses, both house
mothers and wives of faculty mem-
bers have been asked to pour.
Among the faculty wives presid-
ing at the tea table will be Mrs.
George McConkey, Mrs. William
A. Taton, Mrs. Dudley Phelps and
Mrs. Gardner Ackley.
Mrs. Martha Strauss of Betsy
Barbour, Mrs. Ruth File of Kappa
Delta and Mrs. Grace Cook of
Lloyd House have also been asked
Hosts and hostesses from the
League and Union will be on hand
to greet guests and introduce them
to other students and faculty
Instituted in 1935, the Presi-
dents' open houses have become a
popular, tradition on campus. Held
twice a month, the teas offer stu-
dents a chance to meet and talk
informally with President and Mrs.
Guests will find cookies and tea
or coffee on hand while chatting.
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Tickets for the IFC Ball are orcaoungDOSnaeors
in the irar y and for formming an
$3.60 per coe and illtbe avil- Israeli dance group.
ing beginning the week of April Voting will take place from 8
13 or by contacting John Mauriel a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Fri-
at the Theta Xi house, day, April 23 a'nd 24, at the League
Atrophy will be awarded during and the Hillel building.
intermission to the house with the All members of Hillel may vote
largest number attending the and should bring their member-
dance. ship cards to the polls.
FROSII WEEKEND-The Maize
team for Frosh Weekend will hold
floorshow rehearsals from 3 to 5
p.m. and from 7:30 to 10 p.m. to- I
day in the League. All singers and
dancers are asked to attend.
All women working on costumes,
props and make-up will meet at 7
p.m. today in Room D of the
THE MAIZE publicity commit-
tee will be working on posters
from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 10
p.m. today and tomorrow in the
League. Women are asked to help
whenever they have a free hour.
BLUE PUBLICITY -- The Blue
Weekend will be workingron post-
ers from '7 to 10 p.m. today and to-
morrow in the publicity room of
the League. All members of the
committee and anyone else inter-
ested in helping are urged to at-
tend. * * *
DANCE CLASS - Women are
urged to attend the League singles
dance class at 7:15 p.m. tonight in
the League. Johnny Ujrbanic, for-
mer Arthur Murray instructor, will
place special emphasis on South I
American dances, including the
rumba, samba and tango. Coeds
who have not attended the classes
before may do so since there& is, a
short review at the beginning of
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