Students May Obtain
Reservations for Event
By ELAINE EDMONDS
Associate Womens Editor
Music by the orchestras of Les
Brown and Tommy Alexander will
set the stage for the 1956 J-Hop
to be presented from 9:30 p.m. to
2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the I-M
Students may obtain reserva-
tions for the dance from 1 to 5
p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday at the Administration
Building. A small deposit is re-
quired when reservations are made.
Two free tickets will be awarded
at a drawing of the names of
those who have made reservations.
The drawing will be held on the
diagonal in January.
Charles Sharp, J-Hop ticket
chairman, urges students to get
their reservations early because
of the limited number of tickets
available, due to the capacity
limits of the I-M Building.
/Reservation holders will be able
to pick up their tickets Thursday
and Friday, Jan 5 and 6.
The Brown and Alexander orch-
estras will alternate on the band-
stand during the event to provide
a continuous evening of dancing.
TV and Radio
Les Brown and his orchestra are
known for their appearances on
the Bob Hope radio and television
Demonstrations by two well-
known women in the field of
physical education will be held the
early part of next week.
Sponsored by the Women's
Physical Education Major Club,
Abbie Rutledge of Purdue Uni-
versity will give a badminton dem-
onstration at 8:15 a.m. tomorrow
in Barbour Gymnasium.
' Miss Rutledge is rated third
among national women badminton
players and during the past sum-
mer wason tour with several other
players in South Africa.
This demonstration is the Major
Club's big event for the fall sem-
ester. Plans for the spring term
include a Play-Day for area high
school'students interested in maj-
oring i physical education.
In order that women students
may become better acquainted
with an understanding of fencing,
a demonstration on fencing will
be held at 7:15'p.m. Tuesday in
the Women's Athletic Building.
Miss Paula Sweeney, member of
the 1952 Women's Fencing Team
for the Olympics and 1953 Na-
tional Fencing Champion, will give
the demonstration primarily for
members of the WAA Fencing
Club and students who have elect-
ed fencing as a winter physical
shows, recordings and dance en-
gagements throughout the coun-
The musical aggregation has
also appeared at many camp shows
for service men both in the United
States and abroad. The Brown
band entertained troops in Korea
under combat conditions several
Four trumpets, four trombones,
five saxophones and a five piece
rhythm section make up the or-
ganization in addition to the dir-
ector, Brown. Vocal selections are
rendered by song stylist Jo Ann
Principal arranger for the band
since 1942 is Frank Comstock.
In addition to arranging, Com-
stock often acts as assistant dir-
ector, frequently picking the num-
bers, ;rehearsing the band and
conducting it on everything from
recordings to radio and television
Two of the numbers which are
most closely identified with the
band are "Sentimental Journey"
and "I've Got 'My Love To Keep
Albums released by the orches-
tra in the past include "Over the
Rainbow," "Let's Dance" and
Peggy Zuelch, J-Hop bands
chairman, describes the Tommy
Alexander band which will share
the spotlight with the Brown or-
ganization as "one that is -meeting
with enthusiastic response from all
who have heard it in its first few
months of operation."
Alexander is a young trombon-
ist who formerly played with the
Billy May Band.
The new organization looks back
to the standards set by the Good-
mans and Dorseys of other years.
Although it doesn't copy them, it
attempts to get the light swing
feeling which they achieved on'
the up-tempos. The band also
attempts arrangements of musical
interest on ballads.
This aggregation achieves a dif-
ferent sound in the sense that it
often ises trombones as lead
"voices" instead of the customary
According to the leading trade
magazines of the musical profes-
sion, the band is a "group to keep
an eye on."
Africa will be the subject of
the free movies offered at 7:830
p.m. today in the International
Movies illustrating s o m e
phase of foreign life are sltown
every Sund'ay evening its a
special service offered by the
International Students Associ-
UNION OPERA-Getting into practice for one of the chorus Iines
of 'he 1955 Union Opera are Joe Brown, Gene McKinny, Foster
Gibbs, Chris Pyros and Tom -Clark. The all-male presentation,
"Film Flam," will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday in the Michigan Theater.
Advanced Junior Members
Eligible To Join Michi fish
All members of the advanced
group of Junior®Michifish may try
out for Michifish at 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday in the women's swim-
Included in the tests of swim-
ming skills will be several varied
strokes and synchronized swim-
Demonstrations of the front
crawl, back crawl, breast stroke,
side stroke on both sides, torpedo
sculling, marlin turn, porpoise,
back dolphin, alternate ballet legs
and kip will be required of Jun-
ior Michifish members who wish
to try out.
Judging will be carried out by
a committee of five persons. The
strokes and stunts will be rated
on a scale from one to three, with
one the highest possible score on
Coeds with the most total points
and the best junior club atten-
dance will be taken into Michi-
Each woman who trys out- will
have an individual card with
comments on her strokes and
stunts performed, in order that
she. may learn how and what to
Tryouts will also be held the
first week in January and twice
during the spring semester at
times to be scheduled later. Mar-
ion Charvat, manager of Michi-
fish, remarked that "In this way,
members will be able to work to
improve their skills and be ad-
mitted to Michifish as a later
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