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Talent Show Auditions
Slated for Dec. 6,7


Alleycats To


Jazz Concert Today;

Band To Play Favorite Hits In Program

Auditions for Gulantics, the an-
nual all student talent show, are
now being arranged and will be
held in the Union on Dec. 6 and 7.
Those who are interested in
signing up for the show are asked
by the committee to sign up on the
cards which have been distributed
in the houses and dormitories.
IF STUDENTS living in private
housing wish to sign up for audi-
tions they should call Marilyn
Grove, 5718 or drop a card to the
Special Projects Chairman of the
Those who sign up will be con-
tacted before Dec. 6 to arrange
an audition time.
Music Society
.14 Members
Mu Phi Epsilon, national pro-
fessional music sorority, will
pledge fourteen coeds from the
School of Music tomorrow in the
home of Mrs. John Worley, 815
Oakland Ave.
The pledging ceremony climax-
es the period of formal rushing
condwcted recently, by the hono'-'
ary. Prospective pledges were hon-
ored at a series of parties during
this time.
At the beginning of rushing, Mu
" Phi combined forces with' Sigma
Alpha Iota, the other music sor-
ority on campus, to present a
Joint Musicale for rushees. Also
included in Wu Phi's rushing sche-1
dule was an informal party given
at the home of Mrs. Harlan Hat-
New members were selected on
the basis of scholarship, person-
3 lity and musical ability.
The following girls will be pled-
ged: Ida Nyberg, Dorothy Skinkle,
Joyce Thomas, Delores Lowrey,
Ann Pletta, June Howe, Ann
Young, Jean Caris, Phyllis Bent-'
i ly, Carol Leybourn, Jane Stoltz,
Camilla Heller, Connie Jackson
and Ellen Sherman.

All kinds of talent are needed
for Gulantics including emcees,
musical talent, comedy and magi-
cian acts.
SPONSORED BY the Glee Club,
the Union, and the League, Gulan-
tics is being presented February 21
at Hill Auditorium for the fifth
consecutive year.
Gulantics is the only campus
review that depends upon the
audience to determine the win-
ners of the three cash prizes
which are given. Applause, as
registered by the audiometer,
will decide the winners.
Competing student acts as well
as a surprise faculty act were fea-
tured last year at Gulantics. Prof.
Russell Hussy of the geology de-
partment, League Director Ethel
A. McCormick and Orientation Di-
rector Ivan Parker staged a mock
square dance.
.~ * *,,
the audiometer to the top. with
their rendition of "Melancholy
Baby" in last year's performance.
This group, who now call them-
selves the "Novelaires" is compos-
ed of Bob McGrath, Dave Calahan,
Ara Berbarian and Dick Frank.
They sang this year for Varsity
Night and at the Michigan-Cornell
Men's Glee Club concert. Last year
Joan Robinson added her voice to
the group for Gulantics.
Also included in the entertain-
ment last year was a denom-
stration put on by the League
dance classes. The Glee Club
sang several numbers while Ted
Smith and Bob Leopold offered
orchestral arrangements.
Bernie Kahn was master of cere-
monies during the 15-minute
"warm up" before the show. Jay
Mills introduced the acts. This
year Kahn and Mills presented an
act together for Varsity Night.
Gulantics received its name
through the three groups which
sponsor it. The G comes from Glee
Club, U derives from Union and L
from the League. "Antics" was
added to form the complete name,

Dixieland music will resound
from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. tonight
in the League Ballroom as the
Ann Arbor Alleycats presentstheir
Sunday Night "Bash" jazz concert.
Combining the new Chicago type
jazz with the old time New Or-
leans style, the combo will con-
duct a program that will be edu-
cational as well as entertaining.
GIVING THE background be-
fore playing each piece, the group
will attempt to cultivate an appre-
ciation of jazz music in the anti-
jazz fiends in the audience.
Joining forces with the "Cats,"
guest banjo player, Mike Mont-
gomery, '55, will accompany toe
combo as they present their ar-
rangements of the old type New
Orleans jazz.
The addition of the banj oto the
combo is the special twang needed
in playing ti spicy New Orleans
MONTGOMERY was written up
recently in the jazz publication,
"Down Beat" for his discovery of
some old player piano rolls that
recorded this New Orleans jazz
Student Tea
The Madelon Pound House,
1024 Hill Street will be the
scene of a tea to be given from
3 to 5 p.m. today by the West-
side Women's Club. All foreign
and American students are
urged to come and become bet-
ter acquainted with their

These piano rolls are collec-
tors items as there are few of
them in existance today.
The jazz concert will include
favorite ballads such as "Careless
Love," "Someday Sweetheart,"
"I'm Confessing That I Love You"
and "Sweet Georgia Brown."
AS A SPECIAL feature number
the "Cats" have slated to play
"When the Saints Come Marching
In" because it has been requested
the most by jazz fans.
To add to the informal atmos-
phere of the "Bash," the ball-
room will be set up like a night
club with tables and chairs
around the room instead of the
usual rows of chairs seen at con-
Members of the Alleycats are
Dick Mottern, clarinet; Bill An-
dews, trumpet; Pete Horst, bass;
Bob Shanahan, trombone; Jim
Goldberg, drums and Grant Smith
at the piano.
* * *
BOB ,LEOPOLD, '52, originator
of the Alleycats, led the group for
the past three years. This year
Mottern took over leadership of
the combo.
Recently two members of the
combo, Andrew and Shanahan,
won a spot on the Arthur God-
frey Talent Show while playing
in another jazz combo. The
group is scheduled to appear on
the nationwide show during
Christmas vacation.
This year the Alleycats have again
taken over the entertainment spot
at the "Little Club" every Friday

night in the North Lounge of the
Tickets for the "Sunday Night
Bash" are 50 cents a person and
can be purchased from members
of the combo, Gordon Greenberg,
manager of the group, and at the
door before the concert.
ISA Will Present
Students will have a chance to
test their pet gambling theories at
the Monte Carlo party to be held
at 8 p.m. Friday at the Rackham
Sponsored by the International
Students Association, the party
will include such games as "21,"
"Jackpot" and Roulette Wheels.
As an added incentive the per-
son who wins the most money at
the end of the evening will receive
a prize.
Unlike many gambling casinos,
however, losers at the ISA festi-
vities will have the music of Jim
Alden's quartet to cheer them up.
Another feature of the evening's
entertainment is a floorshow to
be produced by members of the
French, Spanish and Russian
Tickets for the Monte Carlo Ball
are priced at 75 cents a person or
$1.25 a couple and may be pur-
chased at the International Center,
from Members of the French, Rus-
sian, German, Spanish and Ara-
bian Clubs or at the door Friday


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