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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1952

- THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1952 PAGE F

TommyDorsey
Nov. 1 Dance To Replace
Former Homecoming Bal

To Play at

'Autumn Nocturne

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SPLASHY CONTEST:
Swim Meet Set for Today

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Barn Dance
Partygoers
'Ride-'m-high

Trombonist Features Wide Variety of Music;
Soloists Include Marietta Know, Sam Donahue
c.

Tommy Dorsey and his orches-
tra will play for 'Autumn Noc-
turne,' the former Homecoming
Dance, which will be held a week
later than usual this year from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1,
in the Intra-Mural Building.
Members of the committee have
announced this date for the dance
and explained that it was set a
week later this year in order to
get a name band as is the tradi-
tion.
LAST SPRING they tried un-
successfully to get a name band,
and the other alternative was to
get a less-known band from De-
troit to play the night of the
Homecoming game.
The committee decided the
students would rather dance to
the music of Tommy Dorsey one
week later.
This band was picked a two to
one favorite in a campus poll con-
ducted during registration by the
J- up committee.
TICKETS will be sold for $3.60
per couple.
Dorsey's fans know his trom-
bone, but .few realize he is a
swingman who goes in for clas-
sical music. He was entirely
educated in his instrument by
his father and never set foot in
a conservatory of music.
The Tommy Dorsey band was
the first band to combine popu-
lar numbers with the classical
music when he did a concert tour
with the Pittsburgh Symphony Or-
chestra.
* * *
AT PRESENT the Dorsey per-
sonalities in the vocal department
are Marietta Know, who hails
from Texas, and Mary Hudson, one
of Dorsey's discoveries, and Sam
Donahue, who does tenor Saxo-
phone solos for the aggregation.
His theme song is 'I'm Getting
Sentimental Over You," from
which the bandleader derives
ehis nickname "the Sentimental
Gentleman."
Dorsey was the first bandleader
in the country to use the trombone
as a solo instrument. Before Dor-

sey's time the "Slush-Pump," as
his horn has been dubbed, was
just a brass musical instrument
used for sounding "Oom-pah-
pahs" and keeping the beat in
time.
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AT ONE TIME Dorsey had his
heart set on being the world's
greatest trumpet player, but his
father, leader of a brass band in
Mahonoy Plain, Pa., asked him to
fill in for an absent trombonist,
and it was love at first note.
In 1934 with his brother Jim-
my, he formed a band of his own.
In that band he had Bob Crosby
as vocalist, Glenn Miller on sec-
ond trombone, and Ray McKin-
ley on the drums.
The reason for its sudden fold-
ing was the Dorsey Brother's one
band will not prosper with two
leaders. It broke up with Jimmy
starting for the Coast. Tommy
started from scratch and it wasn't
long before he had worked up an-
other band.
THEY SPLIT UP each with the
idea of building a band around his
own particular idea of music.
"The famous Dorsey Brothers"
battles were no more than fami-
ly spats," said Tommy. "We've
always been the best of pals and
always will be."
Dorsey has been touring the
country with his band for 15 years
and he always runs up against the
question of why he and Jimmy
never got along together. People
are misinformed by publicicty
stories for the past twenty years,
both brothers, agree.
HIS RECORDING of "Marie"
and "Song of India" started him in
business in that department. In
"Marie" he introduced the use of a
choral background, chanting a se-
ries of song titles in {response to
the vocalist who did the lyrics to
the number.,
Some of the other arrangements
Dorsey is remembered for are
"Once In A While," "There Are
such Things" and "I'll Never Smile
Again."

TROMBONIST-Tommy Dorsey and his band will be featured
at the all campus dance, 'Autumn Nocturne' to be held Saturday,
Nov. 1 at the IM Building. Dorsey, famous for his renditions on
the trombone, will play music ranging from classical to popular
numbers. This year's dance will replace the one formerly held on
Homecoming weekend.
PICK A PARTNER:
League Offers Instruction
In Bridge, Dance Routines

Phi Sigs Hope Party
To Be Annual Affair;
70 Attend Gathering
Attention: Students that have
never been on a horse.
For a first hand account of the
thrills an dspills of horseback rid-
ing contact any one of the 70 "ex-
horseback riding party lastH...-
perienced riders" who attended the
Phi Sigma Delta barn dance and
horseback riding party last Sat-
urday night.
BY CAREFUL observation one
can easily spot the Phi Sigs and
their dates on campus either rub-
bing those sore muscles or half-
heartedly cursing that "gentle"
horse.
The party was held at the Hu-
ron River Stables located about
one mile and one half from
Alice -Lloyd Hall. For many "of
the students it was the first
time they had been in an indoor
riding stable.
After riding, the blue-jeaned
men and their dates turned their
attention to curtseying and bowing
while doing their favorite square
dances.
AFTERWARDS many old favor-
ites were sung by the group to
round out an unusual evening
jammed full of fun.
Ted Amdur, social chairman of
Phi Sigma Delta, reported that the
party was such a huge success
that the fraternity hopes to make
it an annual or even a semi-annu-
al affair.
The fellows scheduled the riding
party as an experimental venture.
They felt they wanted something
different from the usual Saturday
night recoud dance or costume
party.
Sign up for Senior Pic-
tures, _1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Deadline is Fri., Oct. 17.

Campus Coeds will be "off with
the starting gun," competing in the
all-campus women's swimming
meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the
Intramural Pool.
All contestants are asked to be.
at the pool at 7 p.m. to receive an
explanation of the meet rules and
instructions.
Students are urged to attend
the meet which is free of charge.
House groups are especially in-
vited to cheer the swimmers, com-
peting from many of the various
campus residences.
On the meet's program of events
are the 25 and 50 yard free style,
25 and 50 yard breast stroke and
25 and 50 yard back crawl.
Free style relay teams, consist-
ing of four members each, and div-
ing will also be included in mne
competition.
During intermission, two mem-
bers of Michifish, women's swim-
ming club, will be featured in a
water ballet. Margaret Lord and
Mickey Mosher will present their
interpretation of the "Valentino
Tango."

The annual meet is co-sponsored
by the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion and the Women's Physical
Education Department.
Handling organization of the
affair are Donna Hoffman, Michi-
fish manager and Miss Fritzie Gar-
eis, club advisor.
Women will be vying for indi-
vidual honors at the meet as well
as trying to win points toward
first place spot for their respec-
tive dormitory, league or sorori-
ty house.
WAA officials hope that the
participation in this year's event
will exceed last year's record num-
ber of 311 students. Previously the
the average number of coeds en-
tered in the meet had been 250.
Martha Cook took top honors
in last year's meet with Alpha
Omicorn Pi and Alpha Gamma
Delta tying for second place. Del-
ta Delta Delta placed third.
Erminie Crocket won first place
in individual honors in last Oc-
tober's meet with Norma Felcyn
coming in second.

Tea Planned
ByAlumnae
The University of Michigan
Alumnae Club will hold a tea from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in the
League for those women who are
interested in becoming members
of the alumnae organization.
The Alumnae Club is open to
all women who.are graduates of
the University or wives of Alumni
and. faculty members.
Any other women interested in
the University are invited to at-
tend.
Honored at the tea will be Mrs.
Alexander Ruthven and Mrs. Har-
lan Hatcher.
Mrs. Richard Mann is president
of the Alumnae Club. Mrs. S. A.
Heller, Mrs. Russell DeJong and
Mrs. M. H. Waterman are mem-
bers of the board.
Other women serving on the
board of the organization are Mrs.
James Lawson, Mrs. Thomas.Dick-
inson, Mrs. Peter Darow, Mrs. F.
B. Case and Mrs. F. E. Wessinger.
Mrs. Duane Edison, Mrs. R. 0.
Bonisteel Jr., Mrs. A. C. Kerlikow-
ski and Mrs. Arthur Curtis will
pour tea at the gathering.

There is Only

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Dance Classes .. .
Free choice of the dance steps
which they would like to learn or
brush up on is offered in the
couples dance classes given at 8:30
p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
and 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the
League.
Although instruction begins this
week, tickets are still available for
the couples' classes and can be
purchased in the League at the
door of the Ballroom.
The price of tickets is $4 for
eight lessons. Janet Gast, chairman
of the dance classes, announces
that this is the last week in which
tickets will be sold.
Couples participating in the
classes will have a choice of learn-

ing the tango, rumba, samba, fox-
trot, waltz and, charleston, depend-
ing on what the couples choose
themselves.
Johnny Urbanic and his assist-
ants from the advanced course
will be in charge of instruction.
Last year a group from the
dance classes, under the leader-
ship of Mr. Urbanic prepared a
dance exhibition and presented
it in the Gulantics variety show.
The dance class committee is,
under the chairmanship of Janet
Gast who is assisted by Joyce War-
ney, financehchairman and cap-
tains from the sophomore, junior
and senior classes.

ONE record shop in Ann Arbor which
offers you.. .
TWO separate record departments
with .. .
FIVE listening booths in each
department.
POPULAR RECORDS-DOWNSTAIRS
CLASSICAL RECORDS-MAIN FLOOR

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Bridge Lessons. . .
Bridge lessons, sponsored by the
League Social Committee, will be-
gin tonight in the League.
The lessons are offered each se-
mester and are given in two sep-
arate sections.
The beginners class meets from
7 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday, and
the intermediates meet immnedi-
ately- after them from 8:30 to 10
p.m.
At the classes, students receive
detailed mimeographed sheets of
instruction and learn while they
play.
The price is $3.50 for the ten
lessons which will be taught by Ed
Simons who has given the course
for the past three years.

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