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International Students
Plan Monte Carlo Ball

'ONE OF ELI'S MEN':
Versatile Glee Club Director
Recalls WhiffenpoofDays

Mass Meeting Will Be Held for Michigras

International Students Associa-
tion will offer "Une Soire d'Or," a
golden evening, at the fifth annual
Monte Carlo Ball, which will be
held from 9 p.m. to midnight on
Friday, Nov. 18, in the Union Ball-
room.dr
Couples attending the affair will
dance to the music of The Sere-
naders.
Roulette wheels and candle-lit
tables will lend a "gambling casi-
no" atmosphere to the ballroom.
A huge black, gold and red mobile
will highlight the decorations.
Cabaret Atmosphere
Also contributing to the prevail-
ing "cabaret" atmosphere, an ad-
joining room will be furnished to
resemble a gambling parlor with
different games of chance. Couples
will be invited to "try their skill"
using mock money.
The floor show will feature pop-
ular French songs and contempor-
ary dances. An impersonation of
Eartha Kitt will also be included
in the entertainment.
Pledge List
Announced
By Sorority
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Iota, professional music fraterni-
ty for women, announces the
pledges for the 1955-56 school
year.
New pledges include Mary Ann
Davis, Slfirley Ann Forrest, Joar
Gassaway, Jane Hirshman, Julia
Ann Hollyer and Cynthia Kren.
Continuing the list of pledges
are Doris Linton, Sheilla McKen-
zie, Sara Manning, Patricia Mar-
tin, Janet Mason and Helen Men'
delson.
Sally Myers, Mary E. Nimrich-
ter, Ruth L. Outland, Shirley Price
and Virginia Shapoe conclude the
list.
Women are chosen for member-
ship in Sigma Alpha Iota on the
basis of character, musicianship
and scholarship. The required av-
erage for sophomores is 3.0, for
seniors 2.8 and for graduate stu-
dents 3.3.
Pledging ceremonies will take
place at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at
2025 Norway St., at the home of
* Mrs. Patterson Wicker, a patron-
ess. Slides of the 1953 national
convention will be shown.
SDuring the month of December,
Sigma Alpha Iota will present its
annual Christmas Musicale. It will
be held in one of the local churches,
and will be open to the public
without charge.

A refreshment bar which will
sell soft drinks and candy will be
set up in an adjoining room. Cig-
arette girls dressed in typical'
night club costumes will circulate
through the rooms during the
dance.
Committees to Plan
At present decorations, tickets
and floorshow committees are
working on plans for this year's
event. General chairman of Monte
Carlo Ball is John Maasab.
Tickets for the dance will go on
sale tomorrow at the Internation-
al Students Association office and
other campus locations.
Monte Carlo Ball was given for
the first time in the fall of 1950.
At that time it was co-sponsored
by the International Center and
Club Europa, an organization
made up of students from the,
European continent.
Held Every Fall
The dance has been held each
fall since then. Each year the
theme and decorations have cen-
tered around a Monte Carlo gamb-
ling casino atmosphere.
Intermission entertainment in
former years has featured folk
songs and dances from such coun-
tries as India, Israel, China, Latin
America, England, Turkey, Arabia,
Thailand and the Philippines.
Last year's dance decorations
featured a patio to which palm
trees, flowers and small tables
added a garden-like atmosphere.
Giant playing cards and green
branches and plants were also used
to decorate the ballroom.

By MARJORIE BLUTTMAN
"I'm working for that everlovin'
degree" is how Walter S. Collins,
new acting director of the Men's
Glee Club and instructor in the
School of Music, describes his stay
in Ann Arbor for this year.
But according to his students
and associates, his duties in choral

WALTER S. COLLINS

leading and teaching are just as
important to him as the future
Ph.D. in music.
Replacing Prof. Philip A. Duey,
currently in Italy on a Fulbright
Scholarship, Collins intends to fol-
low his predecessor's style in di-

Panhe! Will Feature
Oriental Dance Theme

recting, "adding a few techniques
of my own."
Controversial as it sounds the
Glee Club plans to include several
selections done in the Yale tradi-
tion.
Collins offers in explanation that
he is a product of the Ivy League
-"one of Eli's men"-and that his
life of music centered around the
East in his Connecticut home.
Born in West Hartford, Collins'
early memories are that of song.
"We were always a singing fam-
ily," he reflects. "That included
my father who, unfortunately
enough, couldn't quite carry a
tune."
FormerPhysics Major
Music, however, was not his pri-
mary interest as an undergradu-
ate at Yale University. "I was a
physics major through my sopho-
more year," Collins explains, be-
fore adding that membership in
the Yale Glee Club helped divert
those scientific impulses.
While studying for the Bachelor
of Arts degree that he received
from Yale in 1948, Collins became
president and assistant director of
the school's glee club, as well as
president and director of the hon-
orary singing society, the Whiffen-
poofs.
Composed of twelveselected sen-
iors, the famed triple quartet met
every Monday evening over "the
tablesadown at Mory's" for re-
hearsals. "T h o s e Whiffenpoof
days were great," Collins reminisc-
ed.
Worked at Prep School
After graduation Collins taught
English, directed the glee club
and coached athletics at a boys'
preparatory school while commut-
ing to New Haven to work on his
Bachelor of Music degree from
Yale.
Another degree was added in
1953 with an M.A. in music theory
from the University, through sum-
mer study.
An avid football fan, he lauds
the Midwest and the University in
particular. "But I still go back
to Yale for reunions," he admits.
Basketball Club
To Reorganize
At Barbour Gym
Coeds interested in joining the
WAA-sponsored Basketball Club
may attend thedorganizational
meetings to be held at 4:15 p.m.
today and Friday.
Today's meeting will be held in
the fencing room in the basement
of Barbour Gymnasium. Another
meeting will be held at 4:15 p.m.
Friday in the same place for stu-
dents who cannot attend this
meeting.
Purpose of the organizational
meetings is to determine whether
or not the club members want t
play other colleges, improve upon
their skills, play among themselves
or participate in a combination of
these activities.
A permanent meeting time fo
the club will also be decided upon
Club manager LuAnne Austin
remarked that, "The group is no
restricted to any skill level but i
is recommended that one have
some knowledge of the sport."

By VIRGINIA ROBERTSON
Hurry, hurry, step right up and
join in on Michigras fun!
A mass meeting for all students
interested in working on Michi-
gras committees will be held at
7:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Union.
Besides explanations of the var-
ious positions and jobs available,
movies of the last Michigras will
be shown.
During the school year, April
comes very quickly and with it
comes Michigras. Therefore, plans
for this gala carnival and parade,'
co-sponsored biennially by the Wo-
men's Athletic Association and the

Union, are leading off right away
with the mass meeting.
Alternating With Skit Night
The 1956 Michigras weekend,
alternating yearly with Skit Night,
will be presented April 20 and 21"
in Yost Field house. Late per-
mission of 1:30 a.m. will be pro-
vided each night for women stu*
dents.
Fun and entertainment will be,
available for everyone on this
weekend with all proceeds going to
charity.
From a vantage point in a stand
in front of the Union, judges view
the two-hour long parade as it

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moves along State St. from Lib-
erty St. to the Union.
It has been estimated that more
than three miles of lumber and
250,000 paper napkins are pro-
vided for the framework of these
"masterpieces.''
Big Parade
The parade has also included in
past years six high school bands
along with the Michigan March-
ing Band, four current sports cars,
the Plymouth Kilties Band with
its dancing lassies and an old fire
engine.
Booths for the carnival portion

basis of the originality, sellin
ability, carnival spirit, expense an
thoroughness of the petition. Spe
cial consideration is given to tra
ditional booths.
Trophies will be awarded i
three divisions, including shoe
booths, refreshments and games o
skill.
The Michigras of two years ag
depicted the reading habits o
the "Michiworm," in accordanc
with the theme of "Life's ,1
Book." Four divisions, disting
uished by reading habits at foul
stages in a person's life, split thi

of Michigras are selected on the parade into parts.

With ticket sales closing tomor-
row, affiliated women are finishing
details on the oriental garden that
will be the scene of the 1955
Panhel Ball to be presented from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday in the
League Ballroom.
Under the direction of Ann
Hammond and Betty Doman, tick-
ets are being sold in the individual
sororities until tomorrow.
Nancy Johnston, decorations
chairman, with the help of Patti
Drake and Judy Guest, has cre-
ated a large round moongate
through which affiliated women
and their dates will enter the
Eastern garden.
Exotic Atmosphere
Using vivid shades of green,
bittersweet and yellow, the com-
mittee has constructed a pagoda
and an oriental shrine to add to
the ekotic atmosphere.

Titled "Ming-Wai," the dance
is being planned under the direc-
tion of Alice Louie. Dance pro-
grams will bear the oriental letters
for "Ming-Wai."
Featuring Hal Singer's orches-
tra in the main ballroom, Bill
Bottombly and his combo will play
for dancing in a second room.
Intermission Entertainment
Providing intermission enter-
tainment, will be an exhibition
group of ballroom dancers and a
choral quartet,
Special guests for the evening
will be sorority women from Indi-
ana University who will be in Ann
Arbor for Saturday's football game
with the Hoosiers.
A special feature of the Ball will
be the tiny fortune cakes, contain-
ing predictions for the future of
each couple, which will be served.
Strung over the entire second1
floor will be the same gay Japan-
ese lanterns that have appeared
on the front doors of the sorority
houses this week..
General chairman for Ming-Wai
is Martha Stockard.

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By ROSE PERLBERG
Formed with the theory tha
everyone who plans to teach shoul
have a common bond, the Futui
Teachers of America is a flourish
ing nation-wide organization.
It was first established on th
University campus with the Alle
E. Whitney chapter in 1941, bu
soon died out.
The chapter was re-activate
last year.
Open Membership
"We have no qualifications f
membership other than an interes
in the field of education and;
desire to be a part of a groupo
prospective teachers," Reed Ken
worthey, president of the chapte
declared.
She added that both men an
women of all classes in the Un
versity are eligible, stressing th
fact that membership in the Alle
Whitney chapter has benefi
reaching beyond University statu
PTA members automatically b
come affiliated with the Nationa
Educational Association and a
such are entitled to free copies
that groups Journal.
Organizational Meeting
"We are holding a meeting, f
anyone interested in joining,a
3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, b
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continued.
Basically introductory, the infor-
mal gathering will serve to ac-
quaint students with the organi-
zation as a whole and its activi-
ties.
A report on the annual Work-
shop of Michigan FTA Conference
'which Miss Kenworthey attended
last month= will also be a part of
the meeting.
Plans for Coming Fear
Miss Kenworthey described FTA
plans for the coming year as only
tentative.
"But we will definitely have lec-
tures by National Educational and
professional leaders," she said.
Panel discussions with teachers
and high school students are also
on the agenda. "We hope they will
help future teachers to get to know
the profession and its personnel
better," the president explained.
On the recreational side, coffee
hours and suppers with the faculty
are being considered.

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There will be Buro-Cat art and
activities committee meetings at
4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. respectively
today in the League. The rooms
will be posted.
* * *
ATHLETIC MANAGERS-House
Athletic Managers will meet at
5:10 p.m. today in the WAB.
HOUSING COMMITTEE-There
will be a meeting of the Off-
Campus Housing Committee at
6:45 p.m. today in the League.
* * *
SOPH SCANDALS-Soph Scan-
dals make-up and decorations
committees will meet at 7 p.m.
today at the League.
* * *
GREEK WEEK - IFC Greek
Week petitions are due Friday in
the IFC Office in the Union. IFC
Ball petitions are due today.

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