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Sale of J-Hop Tickets
To Begin This Week
Students holding reservation
cards for "Bali Hai," 1955 J-Hop,
may purchase their tickets be-
tween 1 and 5 p.m. Thursday and
Friday in the Administration
The price for reservation hold-
ers will be $6, since a dollar de-
posit was paid when the reserva-
tion was made.
Ticket sales for the annual
dance, featuring the music of the
+ Dorsey Brothers and The Com-
manders, will open to students not
holding reservations Monday, Jan.
10 through Friday, Jan. 14.
Reservation holders who are not
able to secure their tickets Thurs-
day or Friday may also purchase
their ducats next week. However,
the committee has announced
there is no guarantee of tickets be-
ing available after this week.
Only 1500 Tickets
Since only' 1500 tickets will be
sold, students are asked to pur-
chase them as soon as possible
A South Sea island theme will
prevail throughout the Intramur-
al Building between 9 p.m. and
2:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4, when J-
Hop will be held.
Couples attending will dance al-
ternately to the music of Tommy
Dorsey and his orchestra and to
The Commanders, under the di-
rection of Eddie Grady.
The Commanders, a fairly new
musical group, came into being
when the executive of a national
recording company called in ar-
ranger Cammarata and discussed
the idea of a dance band that was
commercial and yet musically in-
They both experimented on var-
ious types of conventional orches-
tra set-ups while using a group of
men as accompanists for vocal
In order to be different as far
as sound, name and personality
was concerned Cammarata and the
recording company officials decid-
ea that instead of injecting a sin-
gle personality into the front of
the new organization they would
try to inject the personality into
the entire organization. The name,
The Commanders, resulted.
Cammarata, who made arrange-
ments for the recording company
during the Jimmy Dorsey era, cre-
ates original material and also
arranges popular music for the
Eddie Grady, musical director
of The Commanders, began his
musical career at the age of 5
playing drums on a children's
hour. Various radio programs, mo-
vie appearances, dance band work
and studies kept him busy until
at the age of 22 he joined Tommy
Dorsey and his orchestra.
Turning Point of Career
Grady left Dorsey in 1952, when
Benny Goodman brought him to
New York to record with him. This
proved to be the turning point in
Grady's career, for he met arrang-
er Cammarata and joined The
The unique instrumentation of
the new organization features
four trombones, three trumpets,
two saxophones and four rhythm
Alternating with The Comman-
ers during the evening, Tommy
Dorsey will feature his brother,
Jimmy, playing saxophone.
Voting Contest Prizes,
Chairmen for Dance
A motion for a committee of
women to work with Dean Elsie
R. Fuller on the housing problem
was passed yesterday at the
weekly meeting of the Assembly
Previously Dean Fuller had
asked Assembly for a group of
coeds to assist her in solving the
housing situation. According to
Hazel Frank, president of the As-
sembly, this issue has become in-
creasingly important as-the addi-
tion to Couzens Hall planned for
September occupancy will not be
ready before February, 1956.
Miss Frank also announced that
the Board of Regents had passed
the Student Government Council.
The Student Tax also under con-
sideration, will be held over until
later in January when the Student
Activities Center proposal comes
Assembly Ball Central Commit-
tee members have been chosen.
They are general chairman, Ilene
Pavlov; patron sand program,
Ruth Ver Duin; publicity, Sally,
Glass, and tickets, Terry Kuhn.
The position of finance and or-
chestra manager is still open. Any-
one interested in the position may
contact Miss Frank.
Miss Frank also requested re-I
ports on the all-campus voting for
each house. Of the houses that re-
sponded, Adelia Cheever with
100% and Fletcher with 95% will
get a prize, probably an addition
to their record or readinglibrar-
ies. Other high records are Pres-
cott with 92 % and Stockwell with
Fall and winter fashion-favorite shoes-calf and suede dress
and casual styles you'll wear right now with your winter ward-
robe and through spring. All heel heights, and in the season's
STRIKE! Mari Zambas trys her bowling technique on one of
the four alleys in the WAB. New pin-setting machines, operated
by the coeds themselves, are recent additions which speed up
the bowling process.
New Pin-Setting Machines
"With the addition of four
new pin-setting machines, inter-
est in coed bowling has increased
tremendously," Bette L. Prater,
bowling advisor, remarked.
The machines automatically
lift the pins and put them in cor-
rect formation. All bowling is fre,
since coeds operate the machines
Bowling slip-on shoes and balls
are furnished in the Women's Ath-
letic Building bowling alleys for
students taking the course to ful-
fill freshman physical education
Orig. 14.95 to 16.95
JEWELRY - CERAMICS - TRICKS
GREETING CARDS - MINIATURES - TOYS
'SORRY, NO ANSWER':
Persistent Male 'Callers'
Keep Phones Busy on 'H ill '
215 East Liberty
OPEN MONDAY AND FRIDAY
-Aith of ."Barefoot Boy With-Cheek," etc:)
By ARLINE LEWIS
Much of the dating life of more
than 1500 coeds living in dormi-
tories on Observatory Hill func-
tions through a small staff of
telephone operators working the
switchboard in Alice Lloyd Hall.
The operators, handling thous-
ands of calls each day, are asked
questions ranging from weather
forecasts to the dating suitability
of certain dorm residents. Many a
Saturday night finds one of them
asked to arrange blind dates.
Never more than three working
at a time, they spend a good deal
of time explaining busy signals
and answering complaints.
Some men find it difficult to
understand why their "steady's
line" should be busy even after
it is explained that this line is
also shared by about 20 other
No Call, No Date
Complaints of overloaded cir-
SCIENCE MADE SIMPLE: No. 1
In this day and age, as I like to call it, everybody should know
something about science. Unfortunately, however, the great majority'
of us are majoring in elocution, and we do not get a chance to take
any science. But we can at least learn the fundamentals.
Though this column is intended to be a source of innocent merri-
ment for all sexes and not to concern itself with weighty matters,
I have asked the makers of Philip Morris whether I might not from
time to time use this space fora short lesson in science. "Makers,"
I said to them, "might I not from time to time use this space for a
short lesson in-science?"
"Bless you, lad!" cried the makers, chuckling. "You may cer-
tainly use this space from time to time for a short lesson in science."
They are very benign men, the makers, fond of children, small
animals, community singing, and simple country food. Their benevo-
lence is due in no small measure to the cigarettes they smoke, for
Philip Morris is a cigarette to soothe the most savage of breasts. I
refer not only to the quality of the tobacco - which, as everyone
knows, is amiable, humane, and gracious - but also to the quality
of the package. Here is no fiendishly contrived container to fray the
fingernails and rasp the nerves. Here, instead, is the most simple
of devices: you pull a tab, a snap is heard, and there, ready at hand,
are your Philip Morris Cigarettes. Strike a match, take a puff, and
heave a delicious little rippling sigh of pure content.
So, with the cordial concurrence of the makers, I will from time to
time devote this column to a brief lesson in science.
Let us start today with chemistry. It is fitting that chemistry
should be the first of our series, for chemistry is the oldest of sciences,
having been discovered by Ben Franklin in 123 B.C. when an apple
fell on his head while he was shooting the breeze with Pythagoras
one day outside the Acropolis. (The reason they were outside the
Acropolis and not inside was that Pythagoras had been thrown out
for drawing right triangles all over the walls. They had several
meetings outside the Acropolis, but finally Franklin said, "Look,
Pythagoras, this is nothing against you, see, but I'm no kid any more
and if I keep laying around on this wet grass with you, I'm liable
to get the break-bone fever. I'm going inside." Pythagoras, friendless
now, moped around Athens for a while, then drifted off to Brussels
where he married a girl named Harriet Sigafoos and went into the
linseed oil game. He would also certainly be forgotten today had
not Shakespeare written "Othello.")
But I digress. We were beginning a discussion of chemistry, and
the best way to begin is, of course, with fundamentals. Chemicals
are divided into elements. There are four: air, earth, fire, and water.
Any number of delightful combinations can be made from these
elements, such as firewater, dacron, and chef's salad.
Chemicals can be further divided into the classes of explosive
and non-explosive. A wise chemist always touches a match to his
chemicals before he begins an experiment.
A great variety of containers of different sizes and shapes are used
in a chemistry lab. There are tubes, vials, beakers, flasks, pipettes
and retorts. (A retort is also a snappy comeback, such as "Oh, yeah?'
or "So's your old man!"
(Perhaps the most famous retort ever made was delivered by none
other than Noah Webster himself. It seems that one day Mr. Web-
ster's wife walked unexpectedly into Mr. Webster's office and found
Mr. Webster's secretary sitting on Mr. Webster's knee. "Why Mr.
Webster!" cried Mr. Webster's wife. "I am surprised!"
("No, my dear," he replied. "I am surprised. You are astonished."
(Well, sir, it must be admitted that old Mr. Webster got off a
good one, but still one can not help wishing he had spent less time
trifling with his secretary, and more time working on his diction-
ary. Many of his definitions show an appalling want of scholarship.
Take, for instance, what happened to me not long ago. I went to the
dictionary to look up "houghband" which is a band that you pass
around the leg and neck of an animal. At the time I was planning
to pass bands around the legs and necks of some animals, and I
wanted to be sure I ordered the right thing.
(Well sir, thumbing through the H's in the dictionary, I hap-
pened to come across "hors-" And this is how Mr. Webster defines
"horse"-"a large, solid hoofed herbivorous mammal, used as a
(Now this, I submit, is just plain sloppiness. The most cursory
investigation would have shown Mr. Webster that horses are not
mammals. Mammals give milk. Horses do not give milk. It has to be
taken from them under the most severe duress.
cuits are numerous. One man told
an operator that he had tried for
three days to call in a dorm, and
had failed. He didn't get the date.
Activity at the switchboard de-
pends on the social affairs on
campus and weather conditions.
An important formal involves sev-
eral calls for a single date.
The switchboard is usually work-
ing at full capacity from noon to
10:30 p.m., closing time.
One year during summer school,
a coed who was bothered by tele-
phone calls from a certain man,
had her name removed from the
roster. She chose to have no calls,
in preference to the calls of the
one persistent gentleman.
At Alice Lloyd, another coed re-
ported the continuous calls of a
man whom she did not know. He
had never met her but still insist-
ed on a date. She finally consent-
ed to go out with him. A red
sweater and grey skirt, served as
a means of identification.
Within ten minutes after he ar-
rived, 12 women appeared in the
lobby, all wearing red sweaters
and grey skirts. The coed com-
plained of no further calls
The switchboard is equipped to
handle ten outgoing calls and
thirty incoming calls at the same
requirements and for any others
who participate in the weekly
Four classes are offered' for
freshmen with 16 women in each
class. Students are instructed in
the correct bowling approach and
The bowling club meets five
times a week. The 60 members
are divided into three groups; be-
ginners, for those who have never
bowled before; intermediates, for
those who average under 100 and
advanced, for women bowling over
Mrs. Prater stated that infor-
mality is stressed. "The group is
open to all women interested in
learning how to bowl "strikes"
instead of "gutter balls." She also
mentioned that it was not too late
for. newcomers to join the group.
In January, a tournament be-
tween inter-house teams will be-
gin. Mrs. Prater said that this
tournament is not of the elimina-
tion type. "The house winner will
be determined by the total number
of pins the team knocks down, and
a minimum number of games will
be set for each team to play," she
"Each house may organize as
many teams as they wish," Mrs.
Sub-committee chairmen for
Spring Weekend publicity will
meet at 4 p.m. today in Rm.
3B of the Union.
Deadline for the Skit Night
scenarios has been set for 5
p.m. today. They may be
turned inbeginning at 3 p.m.
today at the Student Offices
of the Union.
8.95 to 12.95
TOWN AND COUNTRY.
ARE SURE-FIRE RESULT GETTERS
SHOE SALE (Women's Shoes Only)
Selected groups of discontinued styles and
broken sizes runs in sport and casua
Sandler casuals and Lo-Note shell
pumps in a wide variety to select
from. Values to $9.95 and to size
Peualjo wedges in blacks-tans and
can fit yot
there is not every sive in all styles and colors we
in some sale shoe
if you wear a
size from 4 to
s on now.
10. This sale is for a short time only and
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