THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1953
THE MICHII;AN DAILY
Chairmen Announced Thornhill Will Play for SL Dance
F-or Iortne Program
Independent Coeds To Guide '53
For Assembly Association's Annual Skit Fest
General chairmen, who will head
the various committees of this
year's Fortnite, to be held Nov. 23,
were announced by Muriel Claflin,
Assembly publicity chairman.
In charge of over-all arrange-
merts is Mildred Knapp, '54, who
holds the position of general chair-
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SUSAN BLAU,'56 will hold down
the post of skits chairman, and will
see that all the skits chairmen in
the various dormitories select titles
and skits to carry through the idea
of the central theme.
Activities chairmen in the
housing units will work closely
with the skits chairman, since
it is their duty to make sure
that the skits are produced, di-
rected and timed correctly.
-Heading the programs and pa-
trons committee is Donna Wol-
FURTHER publicity dealing
with the Fortnite production will
be taken care of by Judy Shagrin,
All activities chairmen of the
women's dormitories will attend
a meeting today in the League,
when they will discuss plans
for the forthcoming skitfest.
After returning to their houses,
actual work on the skits will be-
gih. All groups will have a month
to write and perfect their skits
for the production.
WOMEN interested in writing,
producing or staring in a Fort-
nite skit are asked to see their
separate dorm activities chairmen.
Fortnite also is an evening
which honors independent co-
eds for outstanding achieve-
ments in scholarship and extri-
A scholarship cup is awarded to
the house that attained the high-
est scholarship average during the
past year. Cheever, Cook, Mosher,
and Hollis House were honored
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INCLUDED on the program is
the installation of house presi-
dents. At this time they are in-
troduced to the audience and given
their official house president's pin.
However, the main event of
the evening is the series of skits
planned and presented by each
house group. Competition runs
high and at the end of all the
three-minute skits the judges
decide the first, second and third
Traditionally a cup is awarded
the first place winners of the com-
petition and plaques are present-
ed to the next two succeeding win-
PRIZES ARE engraved with the
name of the houses that have won
in past years.
Last year, Betsy Barbour walk-
ed off with first place honors.
Their skit was centered around the
theme, "Boys will be boys," and
featured scenes from the periods
of the Odyssey, Hamlet. and 1984
showing how- boys will be boys.
Strains of "Autumn Nocturne,"
"Snowfall," and "Maybe It's Be-
cause" will echo from the Intra-
mural Building between 9 p.m. and
1 a.m. Saturday, October 31, when
Claude Thornhill and his orches-
tra mount the band-stand for
"Black Cat Ball."
Sponsored by the Student Leg-
islature, the all-campus dance is
an annual homecoming weekend
OPENING the evening of danc-
ing with his theme song, "Snow-
fall," which he himself composed,
Thornhill and his outfit will then
go on to play both modern hit
tunes and old favorites.
Since giving his first recital
at the age of six, Thornhill has
devoted most of his time to
music. Considered a prodigy, he
organized his first orchestra, an
eight piece affair, to play music
at ice cream socials and oyster
Concentrating on classical mu-
sic, he enrolled in the famous Con-
servatory of Music at Cincinnati
to study concert piano.
AFTER LEAVING the Conserva-
tory to play in a dance band fea-
tured in a speak-easy in the Mid-
dle West, he again went back to
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classical music, this time at the
Curtis Institute of Music.
Thornhill's talent as an ar-
ranger was quickly appreciated
and he joined the Austin Wylie
Orchestra. He was soon doing ar-
ranging for Hal Kemp, Benny
Goodman, and Bing Crosby. j
Forming his own band in Jan-
uary, 1940, he debuted at the Hotel
Pennsylvania in New York. This
engagement was followed by a
tour around the country.
WHILE IN the United States
Navy, Thornhill took over the sail-
ors' musical aggregation, the!
Rangers. Once back in civilian
clothesshe againtook over lead-
ership of his orchestra.
Thornhill's set-up includes
three trumpets, two trombones,
five men doubling on sax and
clarinet and one french horn,
which is an innovation to the
dance world. The rich quality of
his orchestra is said to be due
to the uncommon arrangement
of the reed and brass section.
Pianist, composer and arranger,
as well as conductor, Thornhill
has worked with such musical
greats as Bing Crosby, Benny
Goodman, Charlie Spivak and the
late Glenn Miller.
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VOCALIST Paula Martin is a
featured member of the Thorn-
Among the recordings recent-
ly made by Claude Thornhill
and his orchestra are "Where or
When." "Sunday Kind of Love,"
"Invitation to the Dance" and
Featuring a Halloween theme,
Black Cat Ball will give the coeds
a chance to show off their best
Priced at $3.60 per couple, tickets
are now on sale from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. daily at the Administration
Herb Ruben, social chairman of
the Law Quadrangle, stated that
he anticipates a large law repre-
sentation at the dance and has
tickets in Rm. 021 law quad.
"The Sentimental Gentlemen,"
Tommy Dorsey, was featured with
his band at last year's Home-
coming Ball. Because the commit-
tee wanted a name band, the dance
was scheduled for the Saturday
President of League
To Preside at Meeting
Scheduled for Nov. 3
Replacing the Board of Repre-
sentatives, the Women's Senate,
which is composed of students
from all the women's houses on
campus, will hold its second meet-
ing of the year; Tuesday, Nov. 3,
in the League.
The election of three members
at large to sit on the Executive
Council, which is composed of
the officers of the League, and
Panhellenic and Assembly Asso-
ciations, will be one of the items
on the agenda.
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MEMBERS WILL also take up
the approvement of League pro-
ject budgets and of some recent
As president of the League,
Sue Riggs, also serves as head
of the Senate, while League Sec-
retary, Nancy Rein, takes the
The Senate, a more powerful
body than the Board of Repre-
sentatives, is one of the main fea-
tures of the new League Consti-
tution now in effect.
* * *
BECAUSE members also sit in
on Panhellenic and Assembly As-
sociation meetings, it is felt that
the women on campus will receive
notices of interest and importance
According to the new consti-
tiution, the chief powers of the
Senate are to approve the final
budget of the League, approve
all projects initiated by the
League, initiate new rules, reg-
ulations and policies, approve
appointments made by the pres-
ident, and to refer projects or
questions to the appropriate
committee or organization.
Business at the Board of Reps
meeting was devoted to discussing
campus problems, receiving no-
tices and electing League offi-.
The board members elected the
officers of the League, members of
the Interviewing and Nominating
Committee and the chairman of
the Judiciary Council and Inter-
viewing and Nominating commit-
Magazine Offers Positions
On Annual CollegeBoard
"Mademoiselle" magazine is
now accepting applications from
undergraduate women for mem-
bership on its 1953-54 College
"Mademoiselle's" College Board
Contest offers a chance for the
freshmen, as well as the seniors,
to win one of the 20 guest editor-
ships, a month on the staff of
"Mademoiselle," or placing as one
of the 50 runners-up.
* * *
THOSE WHO ARE accepted on
the College Board do three assign-
ments during the college year. As-
signments give College Board
Members a chance to write fea-
tures about life on the university
campus, to submit art work, fash-
ion, feature, fiction or promotion
ideas for possible use in "Made-
Work on the Board also de-
velops the student's critical and
creative talents as well as dis-
covering her own abilities and
College Board Members who
come out among the top 20 on the
assignments win a "Mademoiselle"
Guest Editorship and will go to
New York next June to help write,
edit and illustrate the August Col-
lege issue. They will 'be paid a
regular salary for their month's
work, plus round-trip transporta-
tion to New York City.
* * *
THE 20 GUEST Editors get help
in finding positions in their spec-
ial fields, and many join "Made-
moiselle's" own staff.
K November 30 is the' deadline
for applying for membership on
the College Board. Applicants
are required to write a brief com-
ment on "Mademoiselle's" Aug-
ust 1953 College issue, or the
October or November issue.
Successful candidates will be
notified of acceptance on the Col-
lege Board early in December. The
first College Board assignment will
appear in "Mademoiselle's" Janu-k
ary issue. Applicant's articles
should be sent to "Mademoiselle,"
575 Madison Avenue, New York
22, New York.
University Students Enjoy
Desire Under the Elms
By Eugene O'Neill
ARTS THEATER CLUB
2091 East Washington Phone 7301
YEAR OR SEASON MEMBERSHIPS
Bob MarshallIs Book Store
Wahr's Book Store
All activities chairmen are
requested to attend an import-
ant Assembly meeting at 4 p.m.
today at the League.
is the deadline!
After October 31 GENERATION
will rot accept any more
Anytime is coffee time at the
Students begin "hurrying" to the
League and Union and local res-
taurants and drug stores early in
the morning and continue this
"extra-curricular" activity far in-
to the night.
THE "COFFEE break" and "cof-
fee date" have'become campus in-
Some persons "kill time" and,3
incidentally occupy themselves
while their coffee is cooling, by
practicing covering the liquid
with a layer of cream. This feat
is accomplished by dripping the
cream on a spoon held just
above the coffee against the in-
side rim of the cup.
To most University students, as
to most Americans, coffee is eith-
er drunk in its "undiluted" form
or with cream, sugar or a com-
bination of the two.
Hold Pledge Party
Mu Phi Epsilon and Sigma Al-
pha Iota; professional music sor-
orities, held their first rushing
party in the form of a joint musi-
cale last Sunday night in the
Lucille Stansberry, president of
Mu Phi Epsilon, and Jane Town-
send, president of Sigma Alpha
Iota, each spoke briefly on the
histories and functions of the sor-
Following the short talks, a short
musical program was presented.
Those taking part in the program
were Phyllis Bentley, Anne Young,
Ruth Orr, Betty Ellis, Camilla Hel-
ler, Lucille Stansberry, Joan Dudd,
Frances Watson and Evelyn
IN OTHER countries, however,
coffee is prepared in what would
seem here to be elaborate forms.
"Cafe au lait" is prepared by
pouring coffee and hot milk si-
multaneously into a cup, mak-
ing a more nourishing drink.
Another old French "concoc-
tion" is especially suited for warm
weather. One egg is added to every
six cups of "cafe noir." The mix-
ture is then sweetened and frozen
until it attains the consistency of
rich, thick cream.
* * *
"CAFE A LA CREME," is pre-
pared by covering the "student
eye-opener" with a mound of
whipped cream. This is one of the
favorite breakfast drinks of the
Voltaire and Napoleon favor-
ed. a drink of coffee and milk
mixed with a quantity of choco-
Many of the Turks are a great
deal ahead of students in any cof-
fee drinking race, since they often
consume 25 cups each day. To
keep the supply near at hand, the
"brew" is sold by vendors in the
streets. Turkish coffee is muddy
and sweet and should be sipped
to allow the finely pulverized
grounds to settle to the bottom of
* * * .
RUSSIAN coffee-makers mix
their coffee at parties to add an
extra "bang." Coffee is put into a
punch bowl and covered with a
layer of finely chopped apples and
pears. Into this is poured some
cognac, and then a match is ap-
plied to give the drink that "extra,
In former times, the Russian
aristocracy squeezed lemon juice
into a strong coffee preparation
while on the other side of the
ocean, Mexicans enjoy their cof-
fee sweetened by a brown sugar
after the regular homecoming
Union To Present
H illel - * *
"Barnyard Frolics," a barn dance
with a caller, will be presented by
Hillel from 9 p.m. to midnight
Saturday at the Hillel Building.
The social committee has sched-
uled this dance as the first in a
series of monthly parties to be
held at the building.
Bluejeaus will be the mode of
dress at the dance which will be
decorated in a country manner.
Refreshments will be served.
Tickets, priced at $1 per couple,
for the all-campus event may be
purchased at the Hillel Building
Plans for the date affair have
been formulated by Rhea Kantner'
and Mark Gallon, co-social chair-
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'Little Club' . -.
"Little Club" will re-open after
a week's absence at 9 p.m. Friday
in the North Lounge of the Union.
Red Johnson and his band will
furnish music for dancing in an
Admission price is $1 for cou-
ples spending the entire evening
at the "Club." Seventy-five cents
will be charged for those who ar-
rive after eleven.
Once again the lounge will as-
sume the typical nite club appear-
ance with tables surrounding the
dancing area and low lights. Soft
drinks and potatoe. chips may be
purchased at the affair.
Santo Ponticello, of the Union
social committee, is in charge of
for the fall issue.
SOPH CAB-The following com-
mittees of Soph Cab will meet at
the League today: posters and gen-
eral publicity at 3:30 p.m.; small
ref reshment committee, 4:30 p.m.;
stage crew, 5 p.m.; decorations and
floorshow, 7 p.m. Stunts commit-
tee and special booths will meet
Friday at 3:30 and 4 p.m. respec-
tively. Room numbers will be post-
ed in the League.
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INTERNATIONAL TEA - An-
other traditional weekly tea will
be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today
in the International Center. All
campus students, both foreign and
American, are invited to attend
Folletts first floor will be closed Fri-
day and Saturday, October 23rd and
24th for an installation of our new
modern stationery and student supply
The second floor children's depart-
ment will be open as usual.
Both floors open on Monday, Oct. 26.
MICHIGAN BOOK STORE
State Street at North Univ.
Student Publication Building
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TRYOUTS for OUR FIRST
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TRYOUTS: Sat., Oct. 24-3:00; Sun., Oct. 25-4:00
Children of all ages invited
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