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      The
~,-CJ.1MmonizenEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
C/A~:I.MONTHLY MAGAZINE
                                                       1984 VOL. XLIV No.5
                                  PUBLISHED FOR AND ABOUT MEMBERS OF
      SPEBSQSA, INC., IN THE INTERESTS OF BARBERSHOP HARMONY.




Features
  6 CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS                              26 SAN ANTONIO SAYS HOWDY
    A review of the St. Louis Con-                        FOR MID·WINTER
    vention - a week to remember.                         A big Texas welcome awaits Bar-
                                                          bershoppers heading for San An-
12 THE WINNERS                                            tonio in January. Sign up today!
   A photo album of the medalists,
   finalists, semi-finalists and quarter               30 ARE YOU SAVING YOUR SOUP
   finalists. Plus, the top 16 choruses.                  LABELS?
                                                          Ever wonder what the Logopedics
25 SCORES                                                 Institute does with all those labels?
   Here's how the winners scored in                       Here's the story.
   competition.
                                                                                                            ABOUT THE SONG IN THIS ISSUE
                                                                                                            George Michael Cohen was literally bOI
                                                                                                            into show business, joining his parents'
Also In This Issue                                                                                          vaudeville act at the age of nine, At
                                                                                                            eleven, he began writing songs. Shortly
                                                                                                            after he turned seventeen, he began
  3   IN MEMORIAL - FRED WARING                        36 NEWS ABOUT QUARTETS                               writing, producing, and directing, His
      & MEREDITH WILLSON                                                                                    musical show, LITTLE JOHNNY JONES,
                                                       39 MINNESOTA CONVENTION RE-                          had nineteen songs, among them "Give
  4   LETTERS                                             GISTRATION                                        My Regards To Broadway". This out-
                                                          INTRODUCING OUR NEW EDI-                          standing hit was used by many song-and-
32    HISTORICAL NOTES                                    TOR                                               dance men throughout the country -
                                                          NEW CHAPTERS                                      the year was 19041 This is the first
34 CHAPTERS IN ACTION                                                                                       "single" arrangement published by the
                                                       40 BARGAIN BASEMENT                                  Society, and staffman Burt Szabo has
                                                                                                            given us a different ending for each of
                                                                                                            two verses (you'll need to decide which
                                                                                                            verse you want to do.) Your audiences
                                                                                                            always enjoy a foot tapper and this one
ON THE COVER                                                 EDITOR - Lynne Soto                            will really get 'em going.

 The Rapscallions, 1984 Quartet                             WR ITERS - Nan Clausel
 Champions. Back - The Thorough-                                       Lynne DeMoss
 bred Chorus of Louisville, KY,                                        Hugh A. Ingraham
 1984 Chorus Champions. Conven·                                        Robb Ollett                          CONVENTIONS
 tion photos by Jim Miller Photo-                                      Dean Snyder
                                                                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL
 graphy.
                                                                                                            1984 SI. Louis, Mo.             July l-B
                                                                                                            19B5 Minneapolis, Minn. June 30-July 7
                                                                                                            1986 Salt Lake City, Utah June 29·July 6
 The HARMONI ZE A (ISSN 0017-7849) Is the official publication of the Society for the Preservation          19B7 Hartford, Conn.      June 28·July 5
 and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, Inc. IS.P.E.B.S,a,s,AJ, It is pub-
 lished in the months of January, March, May, July, September and November at 6315 - 3rd Avenue,
                                                                                                            19B8 San Antonio, Tex.         July 3·10
 Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140-5199. Second·class postage paid at Konosha, Wisconsin. Editorial and
 Advertising offlcos are at the International Office. Advertising rates available upon request. Publisher                             MID-WINTER
 assumes no rosponslbillty for return of unsolicited manuscripts or artwork. Notice of change of
 address should be submitted to the editorial offlces of THE HARMONIZER, 6315 - 3rd AVE.,                   19B5 San Antonio, Tex.    Jan. 28·Feb. 2
 KENOSHA. WISCONSIN 53140·5199, at least thirty days before the next publication date. Sub-                 1986 Tucson. Ariz.        January 22-25
 scription price to non·members is $5 yearly or $1 an issue. Foreign subscriptions are $12 yearly
                                                                                                            1987 Sarasota, Fla.       January 28-31
 or $2 an Issue. Copyright, 1984, by the Society for the Presorvatlon and Encouragement of Barber
 Shop Quartet Singing In America, Inc.                                                                      1988 Washington, D.C.     January 27-30
                                                                                  International Officers
                                                                                  President, John T. Gillespie, 712 Newgate
                                                                                    Road, Kalamazoo. MI 49007



                             Thinking
                                                                                  Immediate Past President, Hank Vomacka,
                                                                                   1881 Rose Street, Sarasota. FL 33579
                                                                                  Vice President, Gilbert L.   Lefholz. 13316 E.
                                                                                   51 sl Streot, Kansas City. MQ 64133
                                                                                  Vice President, Darryl Flinn, 7975 Cleveland
                                                                                   Avenue, NW N. Canton, OH 44720


                              Aloud                                               Vice President-Treasurer, William K. Park,
                                                                                   Box 621 Mendenhall. PA 19357

                                                                                  Board Members
                                                                                  Cardinal, Ernie Nlckoson, 1702 Cameron Ct.
                                                                                   Lexington, KY 40505
                                                                                  Central Statos, WInston Aashlelgh. P. O. Box
Hugh A. Ingraham                                                                   133 - 2420 E. 3rd St., Fremont, NE 68025
                                                                                  DiXie, Charles McCann. Box 40969. Nash-
                                                                                     ville, TN 37204
                                                                                  Evergreen, Richerd Merritt, 4556 Lake Heights
                                                                                    Street, Bellevue, WA 98006
Some random after thoughts from         Ontario.                                  Far Western. Fred Koch. 6942 E. Calle Betel-
                                                                                    geux. Tucson, AZ 85710
the St. Louis convention:                  Absolute insanity! Or did you          Illinois, Joseph F. Shekleton, 710 Waverly
                                                                                     Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
   We could have made a fortune         miss the performances by the Four         Johnny Appleseed, Jack Wentworth, 6414
                                                                                     Lexlelgh Road, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
selling seat cushions. My wonder-       Under Par?                                Land 0' Lakes, Thurman J. Slack, 525 Wedge-
ful 20-20 hindsight again.                  Is the decibel level getting higher     wood, Plymouth, MN 55441
                                                                                  Mid-Atlantic, Dale Thomas, 324 E. Fourth
   Have you ever seen such a mob        in between choruses and quartets,           Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
                                                                                  Northeastern, Dick Young. Homestead Farm,
as was assembled for the Veiled         and during sing alongs or is the             Moultonboro. NH 03254
Prophet affair on the 4th? And          audience just trying to tell us to        Ontario, Dyson Plnhey. 16 Parkslde Crescent,
                                                                                     Nepean. Ontario K2G 3B5 CANADA
in the rain, too.                       do away with community sings              Pioneer. Fran Jones, 6855 Sandwood NE,
                                                                                     Rockford, MI 49341
   First time that I can recall in my   and MC's, except to merely an-            Rocky Mountain, Rex Touslee, 1511 - 27th
                                                                                     Ave.. Greeley, CO 80631
Barbershop days that the inter-         nounce the performers?                    Seneca Land - To be elected
national president could not be            Walked back to the hotel from          Southwestern, Ed Reeder. 2236 Flat Creek,
                                                                                     RIchardson, TX 75080
with us for "his" convention.           K iel one afternoon with Pete Neu-        Sunshine, Al WOOdard, P. O. BOl< 381, Jupiter,
                                                                                     F L 33468
We missed you, John.                    shul, baritone of the 139th Street.
   Sure was nice though to have         A most interesting conversation.          And Past International Presidents
the presidents of both Sweet            One thing he said has stuck in            Merritt Auman, 2400 Wassner Dr" West Lawn,
                                                                                   PA 19609
Adelines and Harmony Incor-             my mind ever since. "You know,            Burt Huish, P. O. Box 1925, Twin Falls, 10
                                                                                   83301
porated on hand. That was a first,      Barbershopping's a wonderful hob-         Leslie HeSketh, Jr., 7467 Clifton Road, Clif-
too.                                    by but a terrible religion." Think         ton, VA 22024

   Our guys are something else.         about it.
                                                                                  International Office
A Barbershopper from Ohio loses            We'd better get that Seniors
a wallet with over $600 in cash,        Quartet Contest in gear soon!             HUGH A. INGRAHAM, CAE, Executive Director
                                                                                  SHIRLEY PANOSIAN, Executive Assist01Il
gets it turned back, not a dollar       Have you ever heard so many great
missing, by a Barbershopper from        young quartets?                           TOM COGAN, Mgr., Membership Deuelopment
                                                                                  D. WilLIAM FITZGERALD, Mgr., Special Euents
                                                                                  DAVE lABAR, Music Seruices Assistant
                                                                                  WARREN lEISEMANN, Data Processing Mgr.
                                                                                  JOE LILES, Dir. Mlisic Education and Seruices
                                                                                  BOB MUCHA,Mu.sic Seruices Assistallt
                                                                                  ROBB OllETT, Director ofCommlinicatiotlS
                                                                                  RON ROCKWELL, Field Representative
                                                                                  FRANK SANTARELLI, Director of Finance
                                                                                    mId Administration
                                                     Executive Director           LYNNE SOTO, Publicatiolls Editor
                                                                                  GA RY STAMM, Mgr Audio- ViSllal Sucs.
                                                                                  DAVE STEVENS, Mllsic Scruices Assistant
                                                                                  BURT SZABO, Mllsic Scruices Assistant

                                                                                  Telephone: (414) 654-9111
                                                                                  Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
                                                                                  Monday - Friday (Central Time)



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                                                                                       S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.
                                                                                       6315 - 3rd Avenue
                                                                                       Kenosha, WI 53140-5199

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                                            In Memorial
The Society pays tribute to the memory                Willson is best known as the composer
of two honorary members, Meredith                  and lyricist for "The Music Man." He
Willson and Fred Waring.                           completed the book, music and lyrics
   Willson received his honorary memo              between 1950 and 1957. He rewrote
bership from the Society in 1959. Al-              the play 38 times. These efforts won him
though Willson did not personally accept           the 1958 New York Drama Critics Circle
his award, he responded to the occasion.           Award for best musical, coupled with
"Please accept my deep gratification for           a Grammy for best album.
the life membership award in its glisten-              Willson died on June 15 from heart
ing gold frame. I am indeed proud to see           failure. He was 82.
it on my wall."                                       Waring accepted his honorary member-
    Willson was an accomplished flute and          ship during the 1984 convention in St.
piccolo player even before graduating              Louis, only a few weeks before his death.
from Mason City (Iowal High School.                He died on July 29. He was 84.
He later studied at New York's Damrosch              As director of the Pennsylvanians,
Institute of Musical Arts and under the           Waring promoted choral music across
tutelage of parisian flutist George Barrere.      the country. Considered one of the na-
He later played with the New York                 tion's leading music educators, Waring
Philharmonic,    and   was a flutist with         popularized his distinctive sound through
John Phillip Sousa.                               his national tours, recordings, weekly
   In 1929, his interest turned to com·           radio shows and television programs.
posing and conducting. During this time           Waring wrote and arranged most of the
he was named musical director of NBC's·           music for his chorus and orchestra.          Fred Waring accepting his honor-
western division.                                    Waring founded Shawnee Press, Inc. in     ary membership award from Presi.
                                                                                               dent·eleet Gil Lefholz.


                                                                                               1947 and published many of his own
                                                                                               choral arrangements. Today Shawnee
                                                                                               Press is one of the world's largest publish-
                                                                                               ers of band and choral music.
                                                                                                  Waring also invented the Waring
                                                                                               Blender and the instant steam iron.
                                                                                                  Waring expressed his appreciation in
                                                                                               receiving his honorary membership and
                                                                                               noted that, "nothing is as wonderful as
                                                                                               the sound of voices blending in harmony,
                                                                                               nothing is more beneficial."




Prior to Meredith Willson's private burial services, Barborshoppers
representing SPEBSQSA and the River City Barborshop Chorus
sang outside Willson's home. The quartet included (I to rI Dennis
Saudt, baritone; Ron Phillips, bass; Rohn Luker, tenor; and Kelsey
Burso, lead.

                                                                                                                                       3
Letters
Updating Blind Member Addresses                    drop. As we parted in the lobby I said,            days sang barbershop with anyone who
   I'm hoping the magazine can help me             just making conversation, "It's good to            cared to join me, but not as an organized
update my listing of names of Blind                know that barbershopping will still                group.
Barbershoppers.                                    be going on after I'm not around."                     There is a good chapter of yours here
     As you know, I'm in the process of               One of them stopped and turned and              in Stroudsburg, but because of the de-
re-starting the service of reading the              said very earnestly, "I appreciate that           clining quality of my voice and breathing
HARMONIZER               for blind members. I       especially from someone of your genera·           I have never joined. Recently the Strouds-
have 50 names and want to be sure they              tion. We don't always know whether                burg Chapter put on a concert at the
are correct. If chapters would send me              we're being accepted."                            Pocono Mountain High School and as
names, I can update my files and get                    Maybe we seniors need to make a               usual, they put on a tremendous perform-
the project going again.                            greater effort to let our younger memo            ance. Included in the program were two
   Anything you can do will help. Thanks.           bers know that they ARE accepted.                 dynamic quartets whose singing gave me
                             Max Plaugher                                       Ron Gilbert           king sized goose bumps.
                            P. O. Box 104                                 Lafayette, Ind iana                                     Chris Christoffers
             Chippewa Lake, Ohio 44215                                                                                         East Stroudsburg, PA
                                                    A Friend Forever
Let Someone Know                                       I just received my FIRST copy of
   As we left our hotel room to go to               The HARMONIZER and it was such a
the final show of the convention we saw             treat. Thought you might like to hear
four very young men, combined ages                  my story.
about equal to my 72 years, rehearsing                 I am 69, retired banker, and a lover of
"The Barbershop Strut" in front of a                almost all music. Until recently, I have
large mirror. They continued to sing                always been a member of the choir, have
in    the elevator during        the   14-story     done much solo work and in my younger




               ~~KIDS"
                                                                        YOU ASKED FOR IT...YOU GOT IT! The Cincinnati Kids
                                                                        have GONE ON RECORD to say they're sick and tired of
                                                                        signing their autographs on OTHER Quartet's albums. So at
                                                                        last, at your request (for they are not being held responsible),
                                                                        here is a collection of unique and distinctive songs as sung by


      SINGTHE                                                           this unique and distinctive Ouartet. These are a few of those
                                                                        "Darndes! Things":When They're Old Enough to Know
                                                                        Better, Please Mr. Columbus, Carolina Mammy, Weekend in
                                                                        New England, Book of Love and many, many, more. Having


      DARNDEST                                                          proven themselves worthy of popularity on both the contest
                                                                        and performance stage, your satisfaction IS guarantetld (tie-
                                                                        cause they WON'T send your money back!).



       THINGS                                                           .------------------.
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                                                                                   "KIDS" SING THE DARNDEST THINGS
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                                                                            Please include $1.00 per record/cassette for
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                                                                            Total Enclosed- $             _
                                                                            Please make checks payable to the Cincinnati Kids.
                                                                            Send to:
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          THE: CINCINNATI KIDS                                              STREET                                                       _

          BARBERSHOP QUARTET                                                CITY                                  STATE_ZIP                  _
                   1984 INTERNATIONAL MEDALISTS
             No.5 on your score sheet, NO.1 in your heart!
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                                                                         representation that the contents of such recordIngs are appropriate
                          (We're improved!)                              for contost US£!.


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You're invited on a


LOVEBOAT
HARMONY
                                          With
CRUISE                                    The                                                                                 The Side Street
                                                                                                                              Ramblers
                                                                                                                              1983 International


SIDE STREET RAMBLERS                                                                                                          Champs
                                                                                                                              SPEBSQSA




                        ~JlEX\CAN RIVIEb
onth e~l                                                                              ~l~
   Enjoy a fabulous week aboard the Island Pnncess With the              _
Side Street Ramblers, the 1983-84 International Champions of
the SPEBSQSA, Inc There'll be plenty of fun for all and the                     SO-S}...
Pnncess will nng With the sounds of that wonderful barbershop            5.P,E.B- .
harmony Wood shedding and comradery abounds to make
thiS the fnendliest vacation of aliI
   Seven delightful days crammed with the magic and wonder
that is Mexico. Legendary places steeped in history. Glittering
resorts. Exciting nights. Quiet days. All here for you to sample
                                                                     January 19-26
at your leisure.
   You'll love the Island Princess. It's elegant, casual, friendly
                                                                         1985
and bustling with things to do. Sun, swim, dance and sing.
Don't forget the singing! And the entertainment. Something
different every night. Broadway quality revues and - on this
                                                                                                                        THIS COUPON
trip only -the great sound of the Side Street Ramblers.
                                                                     RETURN
  And then there's food l Food! Food! You'll be wined and
dined with our award-winning cuisine impeccably served by
the charming Italian staff. And you'il like the friendly British
crew. It's a week to pamper and delight you. Do come along.
  The special group fare saves you as much as $500 per

                                                                     I
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                                                                                                                        for full Details
                                                                                                                                                ~

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couple and includes round-trip air fare from most major Ameri-                             EDUCATIONAL TOURS, fNC.
can cities. Tour sponsored by Harmony Services Corporation,

                                                                                                                                                I
                                                                                           5935 South Pulaski Road
SPEBSOSA, Inc.                                                                             Chicago. Illinois 60629
   Why not tie in your cruise with the Mid-winter convention                               312/767·0477    312/767-9076
                                                                                           Mr. Frank Pipal. President
which follows .in San Antonio; be sure to explore with
Educational Tours the money saving possibilities on your air
fare.
                                                                     I       Dear Frank:
                                                                             Please send me your brochure and complete details for
                                                                             the Barbershop Harmony Cruise on the Mexican Riviera
                                                                                                                                                I
                                                                                                                                                I
                                                                     I       next January.

                                                                             Name ~~                                                            I
                                                                     I       Address _~~~~


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                                                 The 1984 Convention
                                                   St. Louis Style
                                                sence, the Harrington Brothers (Cardinal         A number of changes were also recom-
                                                District) placed fourth; and the Cincin-       mended by the Laws and Regulations
                                                nati Kids (Johnny Appleseed District)          Committee and adopted by the board,
                                                finished fifth.                                mainly concerning handling of ethics
                                                   The chorus contest was a shootout,          complaints and the suspension and ex·
                                                plain and simple. When the dust settied,       pulsion of members. These changes will
                                                the Thoroughbred Chorus from Louisville,       appear in the new Rules and Regulations
                                                KY, became champions for a seventh             Handbook which is distributed to each
                                                time. In second place, the West Towns          chapter secretary, district and inter-
                                                Chorus from Lombard, IL. Third place           national officers.
                                                went to the newly formed Big Apple                A lengthy report was submitted and
                                                Chorus from Manhattan, New York.               recommendations made by a committee
                                                Fourth place was secured by Scar-              set up to study the 20 year relationship
                                                borough, Ontario's Dukes of Harmony.           between the Society and its international
                                                Fifth place honors went to the Houston,        service project, the Institute of Logo-
                                                TX Tidelanders Chorus.                         pedics. The committee's recommenda-
                                                                                               tions, as approved by the board, will
The St. louis Arch - a familiar sight to con-     INTERNATIONAL BOARD ACTION                   appear in the next issue of the HAR-
vention Barbershoppers.                            Faced with a light agenda, Inter-           MONIZER.
                                                national President·elect Gil Lefholz (fil-        The night before, the board was able
   St. Louis, Missouri - it didn't take         ling in for International President John       to hear a telephone message from Inter-
long to figure that our convention was in       T. Gillespie, who is recovering from           national President John T. Gillespie who
competition with St. Louis' annual              double   bypass   surgery),   gavelled   the   expressed his deep regret about not being
Veiled Prophet Fair, complete with con-          International Board of Directors meet·        able to attend "his" convention. The
cession booths and crowds under the             ing to order promptly at 9 a.m. Wed-           1983 International Quartet Champion,
Arch to enjoy free shows by Glenn Camp-         nesday. The board adopted some changes         Side Street Ramblers, also sang a song
bell, Chuck Berry, Perry Como, John             in the Society's Five Year Plan, most of       for John as part of the phone hookup.
Denver, Buddy Rich, et al. Yet, the at-         them dealing with office systems and
mosphere wasn't tainted and those visit-        management.                                           ELECTION OF OFFICERS
ing on July 4th enjoyed some barber-                The board accepted two license groups         The following members were elected
shop chords with the annual fireworks           - St. George, Utah in the Rocky Moun-          to take office on January 1, 19B5 and
display, the largest in the nation.             tain District and Chico, California in the     serve through the calendar year as inter-
   Aside from this minor conflict, the          Far Western District.                          national officers: President, Gil Lefholz
convention continued as planned with
singing, conducting Society business and
picking new quartet and chorus champ-
ions. Even though it wasn't sunny all
week, folks couldn't complain about the
coolest July on record in St. Louis.
Nearly all planned special events were
well attended and successful.

          CONTEST RESULTS
   Kiel Auditorium is still alive with
sounds from 47 great competing quar·
tets. Even the judges had a tough time
with this contest.
   Their decision: Rapscallions (Johnny
Appleseed District) moved from a sixth
place last year to be crowned 1984 In-
ternational Quartet Champions. Center
Stage (Pioneer District) repeated as
second place silver medalists. Vaude-
ville (Mid-Atlantic District) claimed third
place bronze medals again. Returning to         The Daniel Boona Chorus from St. Charles,      Bryant Gumble and Willerd Scott. Their river-
the contest stage after a two year ab-          MO appeared on the TODAY SHOW with             front appoaranco attracted a large audience.

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(Kansas City, MO); Immediate Past              Classic Collection (19B2); and the Side       membership        to   Composer/Musicianl
President, John T. Gillespie (Kalamazoo,       Street Ramblers (1983). The show              Choral   Director FRED WARING.             At
Mil;   International   Vice President, Bill    ended with a finale of all champions          84, he was quite a showman and directed
Park   (Wilmington,     DE);   International   singing in a chorus.                          the audience in "Let Me Call You Sweet-
Vice President-Treasurer, Darryl Flinn            Local newspaper and television cover·      heart" and "Keep the Whole World Sing-
(Canton, OH); International Vice Presi-        age was exceptional. NBC's "TODAY             ing."
dent, Jim Warner (Memphis, TN). Elected        SHOW" was broadcast from Sl. Louis                Delightful participants in the conven-
as Harmony Foundation Trustee was              and featured the Male Delivery quartet        tion were the Four Notes Quartet, all
Merritt Auman (West Lawn, PA).                 on the June 29th program, and the St.         the way from Perth, Australia. They're
                                               Charles,   Missouri    chapter   on July 2.   all members of the Frank H. Thorne
  MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION                    The Mass Sing received a lot of local         Chapter and are most enthused about
   With their championship year ending,        attention.                                    the possibilities of Barbershopping Down
the Side Street Ramblers used every               Dr. Frank Kleffner spoke at the an-        Under.
opportunity to sing before their admirers.     nual Logopedics Breakfast, outlining a
   The past champions show featured            new goal for the Institute - turning                       AWARD WINNERS
nine quartets - Mid States Four (949);         its resources to research. The annual            The top five bulletins in the Inter-
Schmitt Brothers (1951); Sun tones             Logopedics raffle collected $B100 for our     national Bulletin Contest are:
(1961); Happiness Emporium (1975);             UNIFIED SERVICE PROJECT.                        First place - AMBASSADOR NOTES
Innsiders (1976); Bluegrass Student Un-          Headlining the Saturday Night Show          (Editor Owen Siocombe), Guelph, On-
ion (1978); Grandma's Boys (1979);             was the presentation of an honorary life      tario Chapter.




                                                                                                      )   Convontion    Chairman,     Hank
                                                                                                          Wurth mann (loft). meets with the
                                                                                                          Backstage Committee.




Before the crowds arrive.




                                                                                                          Tho only timo Kial Auditorium
                                                                                                          was not filled with Barbershop-
                                                                                                          pars.

                                                                                                                                         7
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l.
Barbershoppers spent time sightseeing around St. Louis. Tours                At the President's Ball - (I to r) Mr. & Mrs. Roger Davidson, Mr. &
included area breweries, a Mississippi cruise and Grants Farm.               Mrs. Sam Barger, and Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Nickoson.




                                                                              The Four Notes Quartet came visiting from Australia. Everyone's
Singing wasn't the only form of entertainment at the convention.
                                                                              favorite tune was their version of "Waltzing Matilda", performed
                                                                              in down under Barbershop style.


  Second place - GAZEBO GAZETTE                        Furniture      City    Chord    Company             mony nationwide.
(Editor Lowell Shank), Mammoth Cave,                   (Grand      Rapids, MI Chapter) for a               Chicago Association of Barbershop
Kentucky Chapter.                                      video taped performance in "Good                    Chapters for their participation in
  Third place - CHORDSMAN (Editor                      Morning America" in April.                          the taping of the Phil Donahue Show
Joe Vocke), San Antonio, Texas Chapter.                Manhattan,     NY     Chapter   for   their         airing in the Spring 1984.
  Fourth place - THE SKIPPER (Editor                  cooperation in a New York Times                      Whittier, CA Chapter for performing
Dan Daily), Lake Washington, Washing·                 article.                                             on the Dorothy Chandler Talk Show
ton Chapter.                                          Sabine Riverbottom Tune Shiners                      on a California/Arizona PBS program.
  Fifth place - BORDER RECHORD·                       Quartet (Longview, TX Chapter) for                   Music Appreciation 101 for partici·
ER (Editor Roger Creedy), Beloit,                     their participation in the PBS special               pating in taping some "filler" material
Wisconsin Chapter.                                    narrated by Bill Moyers.                             with PBS, airing frequently during
   Twenty five public relations awards                Dallas Metropolitan, TX Chapter for                  the Auction season.
were announced at the PROBE meet-                     producing with the Air Force a music                 Unified  Sound    Assembly (8attle
ing. (Certificates will be presented at the           sound track of the Air Force Hymn                    Creek, MI Chapter) for a cable tele-
October District conventions for the                  and National Anthem to be used in                    vision performance in December.
recipients,)                                          the Air Force training programs.                     Alexandria, VA Chapter for hosting
                                                      Don Kingdon and Oakland· East Bay,                   England's Kings Singers.
     Tom Raffety (San Fernando Valley,                CA Chapter "Harmony For Lunch                        Crooked Music River Company (Cleve-
     CA Chapter) for his participation in             Bunch" for cooperating with the PM                   land East Suburban Chapter) for
     getting barbershop harmony on the                Magazine national office in promoting                appearing on the Grand Old Opry
     American Airlines "Music in the                  Harmony Month, allowing a 3·minute                   stage,
     A· "
      Ir.                                             national broadcast of barbershop har-                Ned Fogler (St. Petersburg, F L Chap-

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                                                                                                                   Dr. Frank Kleffner, president and
                                                                                                                   chief executive officer of the
                                                                                                                   Institute of Logopedics (stand·
                                                                                                                   ing), spo'ke at the Logopedics
                                                                                                                   Breakfast. Seated is Reedie Wright,
                                                                                                                   chairman of tho Logopedics and
                                                                                                                   Service Committee.
                                      Joe Liles, director of music
Marching to the mass sing.            education, directed the mass sing
                                      from a cherry picker basket,




A bird's eye view of the mass sing.                                            The Logopedics Raffle booth raised $8,100 during the convention.



    ter) for his efforts in securing the Sun-        their participation in the Music Edu-                  barbershop harmony and the World's
    shine District Jamboree on "Good                 cators National Conference in Chicago                  Fair.
    Morning America" and Cable News                  introducing barbershop harmony to                      Male Delivery quartet (Illinois Dis-
    Network (CNN) over Labor Day                     music educators.                                       trict) and St. Charles, Missouri chapter
    weekend.                                         Side Street Ramblers, Most Happy                       for their participation on the NBC
    Dr. Val Hicks and BABS quartet                   Fellows, Cascade Connection and Cas-                   TODA Y Show during convention
    "ON SPEC" for presenting barbershop              cade, OR      Chapter       for    performing          week.
    harmony to the prestigious Sonneck               and introducing barbershop harmony                     Tiki Tones (Aloha, HI Chapter)
    Society in England.                              to the International Society of Music                  for participati"ng at Rotary Inter-
    Pacifica (Los Angeles, CA Chapter}               Educators later this month.                            national convention resulting in pic-
    for appearing on the March of Dimes              Fair Exchange quartet (Chicago area)                   ture and mention in THE ROTARIAN
   national program last July 3.                     for performing on NPR program                          national magazine.
   Joe Bartolotta (Manhallan, NY Chap·               "Flea Market" aired nationwide.
   ter} for spearheading efforts of the              Orange     Park,     Florida      Chapter   for                  ACCOLADES
    recent Business Week magazine article.           participating in the taping of the Miss                Our thanks, coupled with nearly 9,000
    Sun tones for appearing on the Orange            USA Pageant, especially since they                  convention attendees, go to Convention
    Bowl Parade.                                     won the Sunshine District Chorus                    Chairman Hank Wurthmann and the
    Basin Street Quartet (New Orleans,               contest in the same afternoon.                      entire St. Louis convention committee
    LA Chapter) for participation in the             Carl Geenan (Dixie District Area                    for running a smooth and very success-
    World's Fair throughout the summer.              Counselor} for his AMTRAK program                   ful convention.
    Side Street Ramblers, Interstate Rivals,         and whistle stopping at four chapters
    Rapscallions,     Lombard Chopter for            along the Gulf Coast to promote

                                                                                                                                                         9
                                   Competition 1984




The Rapscallions in performance.                                              Accepting their trophy.




                                                  /


 An accepted    part of competition              The Interstate      Riyals   relax   before            Alexandria's Ragtime Band.
 waiting.                                        taking the stage.




The Thoroughbred Chorus from Louisville, KY, in action.                        Dr. Ben Hastie, president lIeft), and Lou laurel, director of the
                                                                               Phoenicians, 1983 Chorus Champs, pass the trophy to Jim Miller,
                                                                              director of the Thoroughbred Chorus.

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            Champs Present A.I.C. Show




The Side Street Ramblers, 1983 International Champions.                Tho Happiness Emporium, 1975 International Champions.




The Innsiders, 1976 International Cham·           The Schmitt Brothers won the 1951             The Bluegrass Student Union took the
pions.                                            competition.                                  title in 1978.




                                                                                                                                        ;

The Mid Statos Four were International Champions in 1949.               Thirty years lator, tho Grandma's Boys became International Cham·
                                                                        pions in 1979.



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1984 Medalists



                                                                 Third Place Bronze Medalists - VAUDEVI LLE
                                                                 (Alexandria, VA - MAD)
                                                                 Harold Nantz, tenor; Scott Werner, lead; John Hold, bari;
                                                                 Bill Cody, bass! Contact: Scott Werner, 3302 N. Brad·
                                                                 ford St., Dale City, VA, 22193. Phone: (703) 670·2668.




 First Place Gold Medalists - THE RAPSCALLIONS
 (Western Hills, Maumee Valley & Wayne Co., OH - JAD)
,David M. Smotzer, tenor; David K. Wallace, lead; Tim Frye,
 bari; Jeff D. Oxley, bass! Contact: David M. Smotzer,
 1612 Beacon St., No.4, Cincinnati, OH, 45230. Phone:
 (513) 231·7795.
                                                                             )                        v.
                                                                 Fourth Place Bronze Medalists - HARRINGTON BROTH·
                                                                 ERS
                                                                 (Louisville, KY - CAR)
                                                                 Doug Harrington, tenor; David Harrington, lead; Jeff Har-
                                                                 rington, bari; Mike Harrington, bass: Contact: Jeff Har-
                                                                 rington, 3613 St. Edwards Dr., Louisville, KY, 40299.
                                                                 Phone: (502) 267·8067.


Second Place Silver Medalists - CENTER STAGE
(Huron Valley & Oakland Co., MI - PIO)
Wendell Pryor, tenor; Dennis Gore, lead; Glenn Van Tassell,
bad; Lee Hanson, bass" Contact: Dennis Gore, 57894
Hanover Washington, MI, 48094. Phone: (313) 781·6350



        Fifth Place Bronze Medalists - CINCINNATI KIDS
        (Western Hills, Cincinnati, OH - JAD)
        Randy Graham, tenor; Scott Brannon, lead; George Gipp,
        bari; Steve Thacker, bass.· Contact: Randy Graham,                                                         I
                                                                                                                  )/
        1564 Cedarwood, Lakewood, OH, 44145. Phone: (216)                                                          ,
        835·2216.



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                                                               1984 Finalists



THE INTERSTATE RIVALS
(Louisville, KY - CAR)                                                                                                   I '
M. Kipp Buckner, tenor; Joe M. Connelly, lead; Geoff B.
Mucha, bari; Jay B. Hawkins, bass! Contact: Kipp Buck·
ner, 104 Stivers Rd., Louisville, KY, 40207. Phone: (502)
895-4640.
                                                                             '~
                                                               GATSBY
                                                               (Dallas Metro, TX - SWD)
                                                               Greg Clancy, tenor; Bill Thornton, lead; Jason January,
                                                               bari; Gary Parker, bass.* Contact: Gary Parker, Rt. 2,
                                                               Box 117C, Roanoke, TX, 76262. Phone: (B17) 379·6267.




THE NEW TRADITION
(South Bay, Whittier, San Fernando Valiey, CA & North
Shore, I L - FWD)
John Sherburn, tenor; Dan Jordan, lead; Bob Gray, Jr.,
bart; John Miller, bass! Contact: Dan Jordan, P. 0, Box
11244, Glendale, CA, 91206. Phone: (213) 243·9530.



                                                               139TH STREET QUARTET
                                                               (Whittier & indian Wells, CA - FWD)
                                                               Doug Anderson, tenor; Larry Wright, lead; Pete Neushul,
                                                               bari; Jim Kline, bass.' Contact: Larry Wright, 4312 W.
                                                               180th St., No. 11, Torrance, CA, 90504. Phone: (213)
                                                               370·692B.


                                                            KNUDSEN BROTHERS BARBERSHOP QUARTET
                                                            (Phoenix, AZ - FWD)
                                                            Curtis Knudsen, tenor; Lynn Knudsen, lead; Qwen Knud·
                                                            sen, bari; Jack Knudsen, bass! Contact: Lynn Knudsen,
                                                            3748 W. Hearn, Phoenix, AZ, B5023. Phone: (602) 97B·
                                                            B509.

• Names of quartet members are shown In this
 order: Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass, regard-
 less of how they are positioned in the photo.
                                                                                                                          13
1984 Semi-
  Finalists


                                                                  REMEMBER WHEN
                                                                  (Phoenix, AZ - FWD)
                                                                  AI Mau, tenor; Fraser Brown, lead; Galen McClain, bari;
                                                                  Rick Wells, bass.' Contact: Rick Wells, 1009 W. Rose
                                                                  Lane, Phoenix, AZ, 85013. Phone: (602) 242·6676.




RURAL ROUTE 4
(Kansas City, MO - CSD)
Don Kahl, tenor; Calvin Yoder, lead; Jim Bagby, bari;
Willard Yoder, bass.' Contact: Calvin Yoder, RR 2, Box
317A, Garden City, MO, 64747. Phone: (816) 862·8343.




                                                                  NEW REGIME
                                                                  (Maumee Valley,     OH - JAD)
                                                                  Stan Witteveen,     tenor; Rick Middaugh, lead; Randy Ed·
                                                                  inger, bari; Fred    Schaefer, bass.· Contact: Fred Schaefer,
                                                                  418 Harris Ct.,     Maumee, OH, 43537. Phone: (419) 893·
                                                                  53n.


RARE BLEND
(Houston, TX - SWD)
John Wiggs, tenor; Paul Smith, lead; Bob Natoli, bari;
John Vaughn, bass.' Contact: Bob Natoli, 10063 Briar·
wild, Houston, TX, n080. Phone: (713) 465·9437.



      GRAND CENTRAL
      (Palm Beach Co. & Miami, F L - SUN)
      Daniel Jimenez, tenor; Roger Von Haden, lead; Christopher
      Crites, bari; Thomas Ball, bass. * Contact: Roger Von
      Haden, 509 SW 8th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33315. Phone:
      (305) 524·6063.



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PROS 'N' CONS
(Dundalk, MD - MAD)
Harry Williamson, tenor; Kevin King, lead; Fred King,
bad; Tom Ewald, bass.* Contact: Harry Williamson, 253
Linden Avenue, Wilmington, DE, 19805. Phone: (302)
998·3086.


                                                            BENCHMARKS
                                                            (Lombard, I L - ILL)
                                                            John Erickson, tenor; Ben Williams, lead; Jim Foley, bari;
                                                            Dave 800, bass. * Contact: John Erickson, 1270 Exeter
                                                            Ct., Wheaton, IL, 60187. Phone: (312) 653-4111.




FOUR UNDER PAR
(Manhattan, NY & Westchester Co., NY - MAD)
Roger Payne, tenor; Joe Hunter, lead; Brian Horwath,
bari; Frank Hendricks, bass.· Contact: Frank Hendricks,
Box 179, Rt. 116, Somers, NY, 10589. Phone: (914)
277-4732.


                                                             EMPI RE EXPR ESS
                                                             (East Aurora, NY - SLD)
                                                            Angelo Cervi, tenor; Jim McDonnell, lead; Ron Mason,
                                                            bari; AI Baker, bass. -If Contact: Ron Mason, 1154 Mile-
                                                            strip Rd" Irving, NY, 14081. Phone: (716) 649-5931.



                                                          YESTERDAY BOUND
                                                          (Saratoga Springs, NY - NED)
                                                          Pat Gilgallon, tenor; Gary Glidden, lead; Archie Steen,
                                                          bari; Dave White, bass.' Contact: Gary Glidden, 10649
                                                          Terry Dr" South Glens Falls, NY, 12801. Phone: (518)
                                                          793-4570 .

• Names of quartet members are shown in this
  order: Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass, regard-
  less of how they are positioned In the photo.                                                                          15
1984 Quarter
    Finalists
                                                                          -.
                                                                      ~./

                                                                    AT EASE
                                                                    (Champaipn·Urbana, I L - ILL)
                                                                    Alan Josephson, tenor; Joe Bourke, lead; John Muir, bari;


 \   \
                                                                    Vern Knapp, bass.' Contact: Vern Knapp, P. O. Box 2742,
                                                                    Champaign, IL, 61820. Phone: (2171367·3423.


HEART OF CHICAGO
(DuPage Valley, NW Chicago Metro, South Cook, Elgin,
IL -ILL)
Steve Burkhardt, tenor; Dan Starr, lead; Mark Keever,
bari; Doug Smith, bass" Contact: Doug Smith, 495·0
Sidney Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL, 60139. Phone: (312)
858·7893.




                                                                    THE NEW YORKERS
                                                                    (Huntington North Shore & Westchester Co., NY - MAD)
                                                                    Kevin Clifford, tenor; David Johnson, lead; Ed Waesche,
                                                                    bari; AI Fennell, bass" Contact: David Johnson, 34 W.
                                                                    Maple Rd., Greenlawn, NY 11740. Phone: (5161757·3479.


PACIFIC PRIDE
(Lake Washington, WA, Portland & Tualatin Valley, OR -
EVG)
Dan Tangarone, tenor; Bob Swanson, lead; Chuck Land-
back, bari; Wilton Roberts, bass.'" Contact: Bob Swanson,
212 NE 87th, Portland, OR, 97220. Phone: (503) 254·
5851.




                                                                    ALEXANDRIA'S RAGTIME BAND
                                                                    (Alexandria, VA - MAD)
                                                                    John Adams, tenor; Mike Wallen, lead; Alan Dirick, bari;
                                                                    Craig Odell, bass" Contact: John Adams, 8201 Oxbow
                                                                    Court, Alexandria, VA, 22308. Phone: (703) 780·2683.

                                              .!
DOWNSTATE EXPRESS
Mankato, Winona & Rochester, MN - LOL)
Edward F. Wirtz, Jr., tenor; Bruce Odell, lead; Warren N.
Hettinga, bari; Gary Rogness, bass. * Contact: Gary Rog-
ness, 4119 7th PI. NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Phone:
(507) 288·0606.
         TRI·COUNTY CONNECTION
         (Wayne, MI - PIOI
         Rick Sims, tenor; Mike Dixon, lead; Mike Woodruff, bari;
         Tom Conway, bass: Contact: Mike Dixon, 8267 Honey
         Lane, Canton, MI, 48187. Phone: (313) 459·6863.
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DUKE CITY QUARTET                                 "
(Albuquerque, NM - RMD)
Dave Van Pelt, tenor; Dick Giese, lead; Bill Biffle, bari;
Farris Collins, bass.* Contact: Dick Giese, 14120 Domingo
Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87123. Phone: (505) 294-
4697.

                                                                 BASIN STREET QUARTET
                                                                 (Greater New Orleans, lA - SWD)
                                                                 Hank Bryson, tenor; Art Swanson, lead; Joel Bourgeois,
                                                                 bari; Paul Melancon, bass. * Contact: Art Swanson, 9709
                                                                 Robin lane, River Ridge, lA, 70123. Phone: (504) 737·
                                                                 5766.




SPECIAL TOUCH
(Topeka, KS, Kansas City & Sedalia, MO - CSD)
Rick Kready, tenor; David Krause, lead; Bud Clark, bari;
Matt Moore, bass! Contact: David Krause, 4917 N. Bel-
laire, Kansas City, MO, 64119. Phone: (816) 454·0755.


                                                                 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
                                                                 (Charlotte, NC - DIX)
                                                                 Larry Lane, tenor; David Lorenz, lead; Jeff Osborne, bad;
                                                                 Sandy Blackwelder, bass.' Contact: Sandy Blackwelder,
                                                                 222 Sunnywood lane, Matthews, NC, 28105. Phone:
                                                                 (704) 847·2359.


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NEW ST. lOUIS VOCAL BAND
(St. Charles, MO - CSD)
Rich Knight, tenor; Michael Griebel, lead; David Wright,
bari; Gale Wickham, bass: Contact: Gale Wickham, p. O.
Box 12255A, St. louis, MO, 63157. Phone: (314) 621-
6314.

                                                                 SOUTH SOUNDERS
                                                                 (Snohomish Co., & Tacoma, WA - EVG)
                                                                 Glenn B. Barnhart, tenor; Wesley Sorstokke, lead; Neal
                                                                 Booth, bari; Thomas Wilkie, bass! Contact: Neal Booth,
                                                                 P. O. Box 5551, Tacoma, WA 98405. Phone: (206) 272-
                                                                 2380.
                                                              SOUND REVIVAL
                                                              (Cherry Hill, Atlantic City, NJ & Manhattan, NY - MAD)
                                                              Cal Johnson, tenor; Roy Eckert, lead; Neil Plum, bari;
                                                              Tom Sterline, bass! Contact: Tom Sterling, 3161 Ken-
• Names of quartet members are shown In this                  nedy Blvd., North Bergen, NJ, 07047. Phone: (201) 291·         17
 order: Tenor, Load, Baritone and Bass, regard-               1898.
 less of how they arc positIoned in the photo.
                                                                 ESQUIRES
                                                                 (Warren, PA - SLD)
                                                                 Paul Mahan, tenor; Dan Seaman, lead; John Berenguer,
                                                                 Jr., bari; Bill Crozier, bass.· Contact: Daniel Seaman, 7
                                                                 E. Fairwood Dr., Lakewood, NY, 14750. Phone: (716)
                                                                 763·8953.

TALK OF THE TOWN
(Minneapolis & St. Croix Valley, MN - LOL)
Roger Williams, tenor; Charlie Green, lead; Judd Orff,
bari; Bob Brutsman, bass. * Contact: Bob Brutsman, 3002
Virginia Ave. N., Minneapolis, MN, 55427. Phone: (612)
546-7795.




                                                                 CASCADE CONNECTION
                                                                 (Eugene, OR - EVG)
                                                                 James DeBusman, tenor; Jerry Harrison, lead; Mel Knight,
                                                                 bari; Reid Stewart, bass. * Contact: Jerry Harrison, 410
                                                                 Banton Ave., Eugene, OR, 97404. Phone: (503) 688-4986.



CLASS REUNION
(Greater St. Paul, MN - LOL)
Eric Strand, tenor; John Danilenko-Dixon, lead; Richard
W. Anderson, bari; Michael Faris, bass! Contact: Eric
Strand, 7409 - 143rd St., CT W, Apple Valley, MN,
55124. Phone: (612) 431-7565.



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                                                                 NORTHERN UNION
                                                                 (St. Catharines, Ont. - ONT)
                                                                 Dan Wilson, tenor; Larry Nash, lead; Chris McLaughlin,
                                                                 bari; Paul Schwenker, bass. * Contact: Larry Nash, P. O.
                                                                 Box 602, Fonthill, Onto LOS 1EO, Canada. Phone: (416)
                                                                 892-2922.

STACKED DECK
(Tuscaloosa, AL - DIX)
Freddie Braswell, tenor; Ron Montgomery, lead; Jim Cain,
bari; Tom Cain, bass" Contact: Jim Cain, 3807 - 2nd
Ave., Tuscaloosa, AL, 35405. Phone: (205) 752·9594.
       ANYTHING GOES
       (Framingham & Concord, MA - NED)
       Rick Ottman, tenor; Phii Carter, lead; Dick Naas, bari;
       John MacDonald, bass" Contact: Phil Carter, 9 Puritan
       Rd., Hingham, MA, 02043. Phone: (617)749·5729.

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THE PARTNERSHIP
               ,   .                              \   '
                                                  '. \.
(Boulder, CO - RMD)
Tony R. Sparks, tenor; Scott A. Watne, lead; Toby P.
Balsley, bad; Duane Bosveld, bass,· Contact: Tony R.
Sparks, 1012 - 14th St., Apt, C, Boulder, CO, 80302.
Phone: (303) 444·8860,                                                 ~
                                                                 ...           b.
                                                                  TENTH PRECINCT
                                                                  (Ocala, FL - SUN)
                                                                  David Kolonia, tenor; Steve Dewhirst, lead; Steve Loftis,
                                                                  bari; Mac Campbell, bass: Contact: David Kolonia, P, 0,
                                                                  Box 247, Lowell, FL, 32663. Phone: (904) 629·7397.




SATURDAY NITE FEATURE
(Grosse Pointe, Detroit No.1, Oakland Co" MI, Windsor,
ant. - Pia)
John Wearing, tenor; Bruce LaMarte, lead; Don Humphries,
bari; Pete Burns, bass." Contact: John Wearing, 3060 S.
Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 38013, Phone: (313)
338·3333,

                                                                   'FORETIMES FOUR
                                                                   (Laconia, NH - NED)
                                                                   Steve Jones, tenor; Clint Jones, lead; Walt Jones, bari;
                                                                   Mike Foss, bass: Contact: Walter Jones, Rt. 5, Box 261,
                                                                   Penacook, NH, 03303. Phone: (6031 648-2469.




REGAL ROGUES
(Scarborough, ant, - aNT)
Bill Moore, Jr., tenor; Wayne Porteous, lead; Chris Beet-
ham, bari; Gary Porteous, bass.* Contact: Chris Beetham,
40 Vanessa PI., Whitby, ant. MlT 3PO, Canada. Phone:
(416) 576A271.




                                                                ROADRUNNERS
                                                                (Minneapolis, MN - La L)
                                                                Ken Ogre, tenor; Richard L     Slind, lead; Dwight Men-
                                                                nenga, bari; Norm E. Wolfe, bass. it Contact: Ken Agre,
                                                                8200 Emerson Ave, S., Minneapolis, MN, 55420. Phone:
                                                                (612) 546-7795,

• Names of quartet members are shown in this                                                                                  19
 order: Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass, regard-
 less of how they are positioned In the photo.
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1984 Choruses
Second Place
WEST TOWNS CHORUS
Greg Lyne, Director
Lombard, Illinois
Illinois District
All Alone; I Used to Love You But It's
All OverlPlease Don't Talk About Me
When I'm Gone




                                               Third Place
                                               BIG APPLE CHORUS
                                               Don Clause, Director
                                               Manhattan, New York
                                               Mid-Atlantic District
                                               There'll Be Some Changes Made; Sing Me
                                               That Song Again




Fourth Placc
DUKES OF HARMONY
Ray Danely, Director
Scarborough, Ontario
Ontario District
The Make Believe Parade; Watching For
The Band



                                               Fifth Place
                                               TIDELANDERS CHORUS
                                               John Devine, Director
                                               Houston, Texas
                                               Southwestern District
                                               My Honey's Lovin' ArmslOh You Beauti-
                                               ful DolIlPut Your Arms Around Me
                                               Honey; Waiting For The Robert E. Leel
                                               Down Yonder



GENERAL ASSEMBL Y
Rudy Partin, Director
Research Triangle I Raleigh). North Carolina
Dixie District
We're The Bowery Boys From New York
TownlGoodbye My Coney Island Babyl
Down In The Heart Of The Gas House
DistrictlDown On 33rd And 3rdlSide-
walks Of New York; I'm Gonna Be A
StarlYou Oughta Be In PictureslWl,en
The Night Meets The Gold Of The
DaylMe And My Shadow

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                                         1984 Choruses

                                        GOLD NOTE CHORUS
                                        Ron Black Director
                                        Fresno, California
                                        Far Western District
                                        Mother Machree; It's The Same Old Shil-
                                        lelagh




SINGING BUCKEYES
Mark Stock, Director
Buckeye (Columbus), Ohio
Johnny Appleseed District
Margie/No, No Nora/Ma Biushin' Rosie;
Hello Broadway




                                        HEART OF AMERICA CHORUS
                                        Stephen Leone, Director
                                        Kansas City, Missouri
                                        Central States District
                                        When The Midnight Chao-Chao Leaves
                                        For Alabam'/I'm Alabamy Bound/Ala-
                                        bama Jubilee; Vou Only Want Me When
                                        You're Lonesome



COMMODORES
Doug Miller, Director
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Land 0' Lakes District
Won't Vou Sing An Old Time Love
Song/i Love Vou Truiy/Let Me Cail
Vou Sweetheart/Heart Of My Heart;
Put On Vour Old Grey BonnetlWhen
I Was 21 And Vou Were Sweet 16




                                        NARRAGANSETT BAY CHORUS
                                        Ted Doran, Director
                                        Providence, Rhode Island
                                        Northeastern District
                                        If Vou Can't Get A Girl In The Summer
                                        Time/Keep Vour Eye On The Girlie Vou
                                        Love/Somebody Stole My Gal; The
                                        Church Bells Are Ringing For Mary


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1984 Choruses
WONDERLAND CHORUS
Steve Sutherland, Director
Wayne, Michigan
Pioneer District
Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet!VVhen I
Was 21 And You Were Sweet 16; When
You Look In The Heart Of A Rose




                                         I\IILE III CHORUS
                                         Larry Wilson, Director
                                         Denver Mile Hi, Colorado
                                         Rocky Mountain District
                                         Why 00 They Always Say NolYour Lips
                                         Tell Me No No But There's Yes Yes In
                                         Your Eyes; I Used To Call Her Baby/I
                                         Want A Girl




CASCADE CHORUS
Mel Knight, Director
Cascade (Eugenel. Oregon
Evergreen 0 istrict
I Gotta Find A Girl Named Rosie/Ma
Blushin' Rosie/My Wild Irish Rose; No-
body Knows What A Red Headed Mamma
Can Do/Hard Hearted Hannah/Red Head




                                         CIIORUS OF THE GENESEE
                                         Jan Muddle, Director
                                         Rochester, New York
                                         Seneca Land District
                                         I'd Love To Meet That Old Sweetheart
                                         Of Mine; He'd Have To Get Out And Get
                                         Under




ORANGE BLOSSOM CHORUS
Bob Boemler, Director
Orlando, Florida
Sunshine District
Old Fashioned Locket And A Curl;
Sailin'Down The Chesapeake Bay



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                                                             SCORING SUMMARY
                                                   46TH INTERNATIONAL QUARTET CONTEST
                                                     ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - JULY 5·6,1984

RANK                  Name of Quartet                   District          SND             INT      SP          ARR       TOTAL

 ,.    The Rapscallions                                 · JAD             1541            1638     1396          ·6      4696
 2.    Center Stage ..                                     Pia            1546            1537     1317         21       4543
 3.    Vaudeville . . , .                                MAO              1513            1555     1302         47       4529
 4.    Harrington Brothers                               CAR              1523            1624     1250           4      4516
 5.    Cincinnati Kids                                  · JAD             1476            1550     1365           6      4512
 6.    Interstate Rivals ..                              CAR              1529            1510     1362         11       4505
 7.    The New Tradjtlon .                               FWD              1432            1557     1315         56       4484
 8.    Knudsen Brothers Barbershop Quartet               FWD              1440            1567     1319         25       4476
 9.    Gatsby                                            5WD              1503            1556     1250         15       4432
'0.    139th Street Quartet.                             FWD              1458            1526     1312        ·18       4391
11.    Aural Route 4                                    · eso              944            1006     845          '0       2896
12.    Rare Btend                                        SWD               968             993     80'          '4       2829
'3.    Remember When                                     FWO               892             972     822          34       2783
'4.    New Regime                                       · JAD              922             972     797          20       2776
'5.    Grand Central . .                                 SUN               937             993     772          20       2773
16.    Pros 'N' Cons                                     MAO               892             923     811          27       2718
17.    Four Under Par.                                   MAD               698            1012     907           ·4      2703
18.    Yesterday Bound                                   NED               895             923     784          13       2679
19.    Benchmarks.                                        ILL              949             921     753          18       2677
20.    Empire Express.                                  .SLO               859             923     759           21      2618
21.    Heart of Chicago                                   ILL              451             457     370            8      1313
22.    PacifIc Pride . . .                               EVG               443             448     3Bl            6      1304
23.    Downstate Express.                                LOL               432             437     3BB          13       1303
24.    At Ease    ., ,   ....                             ILL              432             438     3B5          13       1301
25.    The New Yorkers.                                  MAD               411             462     375          16       1296
26.    Alexandria's RagtIme Band                         MAD               413             464     3BO            9      1294
27.    Trl-County Connection                              Pia              445             439     353            5      1271
2B.    Duke City Quartet.                                RMO               4'2             457     367          '2       1271
29.    SpecIal Touch.                                   · CSD              298             428     405            6      1260
30,    New St. Louis Vocal Band                         · CSD              419             447     355          '2       1258
31.    Sound Revival                                     MAD               450             440     347            0      1257
32.    Basin Street Quartet                              SWD               412             445     347            4      1229
33.    Midnight Express                                 .DIX               408             424     366            B      1226
34.    South Sounders.                                   EVG               4'3             427     357            2      1221
35,    Talk Of The Town                                  LOL               412             411     360            B      1217
36.    Class Reunion.                                    LOL               365             413     3BB          17       1214
37.    Stacked Deck . . .                                .DIX              379             4'2     369            6      1201
38.    Esquires. ,                                       .SLO              422             407     330          '0       1187
39.    Cascade Connection                                EVG               396             415     350           ·3      1181
40,    Northern UnIon                                    ONT               365             405     350          16       1162
4' .   Anything Goes . .                                 NED               3B2             402     325          21       1148
42.    The PartnershIp . .                               RMD               395             416     320            6      1147
43.    Saturday Nite Feature                             · PIO             395             394     327          11       1142
44.    Regal Rogues                                      ONT               375             409     331           ·3      1142
45.    Roadrunners       ..                              LOL               365             395     349            1      1131
46.    Tenth Precinct                                    SUN               367             40B     324         -11       1105
47.    'Foretlmes Four                                   NED               370             402     279            8      1072

       • RankIng tie broken by scores in Sound -   Article 26 of OffIcial Quartet Contest Rules



                                            INTERNATIONAL CHORUS CONTEST SCORING SUMMARY
                                                    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - JULY 7, 19B4
                                                                                                                        TOTAL
RANK            Name of Chapter                       District     SND        INT            SP    ARR        TOTAL      MEN

 1.    LouisvIlle, Kentucky.                           CAR         556        574            472         '5      1657     101
 2.    Lombard, Illinois. , .                           ILL        530        556            501         '2      1648     137
 3.    Manhattan, New York                             MAD         531        567            493          7      1644     142
 4.    Scarborough, Ontario                            ONT         526        561            485        ·20      1603     111
 5.    Houston, Texas.                                 SWO         511        537            4B2         11      1586      94
 6.    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina          .DIX        495        518            447         24      1532      46
 7.    Fresno, California                               FWD        4B3        517            453          3      1502      97
 B.    Columbus, Ohio                                  . JAD       447        493            43B         24      1445      83
 9.    Kansas City, Missouri                           . CSO       463        48B            4'5         '5      1418      87
10.    Minneapolis, Minnesota                           LOL        455        485            4'9         11      1408      76
11.    Providence, Rhode Island                         NED        449        476            397          5      1361      B6
12.    Wayne, Michigan . . ,                             Pia       436        469            38B          B      1333      81
'3.    Denver MHe HI, Colorado                         RMD         434        452            391         13      1314      67
'4,    Eugene, Oregon . . , .                          EVG         428        424            3B6         16      1287      B6
15.    Rochester, New York                             .SLO        413        462            342         13      1258      5B
16. Orlando, Florida                                    SUN        392        446            341         16      1219      55

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                                            San Antonio Says Howdy
                                                For Mid-Winter
                                            One of those oft-repeated legends, pro-        Antonio, but all three Texas cities now
                                            bably apocryphyal, says that every Texan       rank in the top 10 in size in the country.
                                            has two hometowns - his own and San                To first-time visitors, nurtured by
                                            Antonio.                                       Hollywood westerns with their hard-
                                                What is true, though, is that San An·      riding cowboys and           cactus-studded
                                            tonio is the favorite destination of tour·     countryside, San Antonio comes as a
                                            ists in Texas, whether they are native         shock. It is a cosmopolitan city, lush
                                            Texans or "furriners" from other states        and green with trees, gardens and parks.
                                            and countries.                                  Its past is lovingly preserved in historic
                                                Barbershoppers will quickly feel at        districts. At the same time it is building
                                            home in the Alamo City. This is a city         for the future with architecturally spec-
                                            devoted to music, dancing, fiestas and         tacular buildings, hotels and homes.
                                            fun. Almost every month some major                  It is an ethnically mixed city, where
                                            event appears in the city - everything         you will hear Spanish and English used
                                            from rodeo to grand opera, square dan-         interchangeably I    spiced by German,
                                            cing     to ballet, country/western to         Polish and Asian languages.
                                            chamber music.                                     This national multiplicity is celebrated
                                                 San Antonio is old, by American           annually in August at one of the city's
                                             standards. This part of the new world         biggest bashes, the Texas Folklife Festi-
                                             was first explored by the Spanish con-        val. The event is staged on the grounds
                                             quistadors early in the 16th century      I   of the Institute of Texas Cultures.
                                             long before the arrival of the pilgrims on        The military presence is felt strongly
                                             the east coast. However, it was not per-      in San Antonio, which contains the lar-
                                             manently settled until 1718, when             ge,st contingent of service people outside
                                              Franciscan friars named it for San An-       of Washington, D.C. There are four Air
                                             tonio de Valero on that saint's feast         Force bases and one Army post within
                                             day. Five missions were scattered along       8exar County: Randolph AFB, a major
                                             the San Antonio River to maintain             pilot training base and personnel center;
                                            Spain's claims to the territory and to         Lackland AFB, the Air Force's basic
                                             Christianize the Indian tribes in the area.   training facility through which all recruits
                                            At least one of those missions, San Jose,      come; Brooks AFB with its renowned
                                             has been in continuous use as a parish        Aerospace Medical Center; Kelly AFB,
                                            church since its founding.                     major aircraft maintenance center; and
                                                 The most famous of the five missions      Ft. Sam Houston, headquarters of the
                                             is the Alamo. Here, Davy Crockett, Jim        U,S, Fifth Army and hbme of the famed
                                             Bowie, and William Barret Travis, with        burn treatment center.
                                             185 other men, held off Mexican General           The five installations together employ
                                            Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his            more than 85,000 military personnel and
                                            army of 5,000 for 13 days before they          40,000 civilian workers, and account for
                                            were defeated.                                 a payroll of more than $1 billion,
                                                The siege of the Alamo and the                 Just as the city's skyline is dominated
                                            bravery of its defenders became a symbol       by the Tower of the Americas (built for
                                            that inspired the ragtag Texian army           the 1968 World's Fair, called HemisFairl,
                                            under Sam Houston to defeat Santa              so the heart of the city is dominated by
                                            Anna's superior forces at the battle of        the San Antonio River meandering
                                            San Jacinto two months later. Thus, in         through the downtown area. Twenty
                                            1836, the Republic of Texas was born,          feet below street level, the quiet little
                                                The only state in the Union ever to        river is lined with landscaped walkways,
                                            have been an autonomous nation, Texas          outdoor and indoor restaurants, bou-
                                            retained the right, upon its annexation        tiques, galleries, hotels and night clubs.
Tower of the Americas. Built for the 1968
San Antonio HemisFair.                      in 1845, to divide itself into five states.    The Paseo del Rio, as it is called, throbs
                                                Until the second quarter of the 20th       with a life of its own - on"e which brings
                                            century, San Antonio was Texas' largest        visitors back again and again.
                                            city. Houston and Dallas outgrew San               Scattered along the river walk are
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restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines:     Happy Jazz Band. Playing the best Dixie·        tourists and the site of another of San
Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Cajun sea-            land outside of New ·Orleans, Cullum and        Antonio's big parties: A Night in Old
food, continental, Texas-size steaks, even       his band join forces each summer with           San Antonio, part of the city's _spring-
natural foods. All of these are within a         The Chordsmen, San Antonio's barber-            time 1a·day parade-and-party madness
short stroll from the headquarters hotel,        shop chorus. The groups present Fun·tier        known as Fiesta. One of Fiesta's four
the Hyatt Regency, which has its own             Nights in the Assembly Hall at LaViliita,       major parades features floats that really
riverside restaurant.                            the authentically restored Mexican village      float, as its route follows the river.
   The Hyatt is also home to The Land·           which grew up next to the Alamo. La                 One of the best ways to see the Paseo
ing, a nightclub featuring Jim Cullum's          Villita is now a major attraction for           del Rio is to take one of the sightseeing
                                                                                                 barges which ply the river day and

       ,                                                                                         night. You might even find yourself in
                                                                                                 the middle of a show at the Arneson
                                                                                                 River Theater, the unique open-air
                                                                                                 theater which has the audience seated on
                                                                                                 earthen tiers on one side of the river with
                                                                                                 the mission·style stage on the other
                                                                                                 side.
                                                                                                     Just a few blocks away from La
                                                                                                 Villita is the King William district, the
                                                                                                  residential area settled by German mer·
                                                                                                 chants, bankers and businessmen in the
                                                                                                 mid· 19th century. Many of these grand
                                                                                                  houses have been restored and at least
                                                                                                 one, the Steves homestead, is open to
                                                                                                 the public.
                                                                                                      Horsedrawn carriages tour the down-
                                                                                                  town and convention center areas. There
                                                                                                 are also several companies which schedule
                                                                                                  tours of varying lengths and sights.
                                                                                                     Just to the west of the center city is
                                                                                                  EI Mercado, the old marketplace. Re·
                                                                                                  built to new grandeur, it still retains the
                                                                                                  ambiance of south-of-the-border markets,
                                                                                                  but with the added facilities of a com-
                                                                                                  munity center for fiestas, meetings, res-
                                                                                                 taurants, shops and cantinas. And there
                                                                                                 is still a farmers' market.
                                                                                                     On the eastern edge of downtown is
                                                                                                  HemisFair Plaza, site of the 1968 World's
                                                                                                  Fair. Notable among these buildings are
                                                                                                 the Convention Center and the Arena
                                                                                                  (home of the Spurs, San Antonio's NBA
                                                                                                  basketball team); the Tower of the
                                                                                                  Americas, with its revolving restaurant;
                                                                                                  the Lila Cockrell Theater for the Per·
                                                                                                 forming Arts; and the University of
                                                                                                 Texas' Institute of Texas Cultures. All
                                                                                                  these facilities are within walking dis-
                                                                                                  tance of the headquarters (Hyatt) hotel.
                                                                                                     San Antonio weather in January is
The Alamo - Shrine of Texas liberty. This        wero killed by Mexican troops during the 1836
                                                                                                  usually fine: mild and sunny days with
is tho old chapel of the MissIon San Antonio     war for Texas independence. Photos courtesy
de Valero, founded in 1718 by the Franciscan     of the San Antonio Convention and Visitors       clear, cool nights. Occasional "blue
padres. "Romember the Alamo" became a            Bureau.                                          northers" do sweep in on short notice,
well known battle cry after 187 Texas soldiers                                                    but seldom last more than a day or two.

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An all-weather coat with a zip-out lining      Museum of natural history in Bracken-
is practical for this time of year.            ridge Park.
    For sports enthusiasts, golf courses           San Antonio is also home to a major
and tennis courts are open the year            symphony orchestra, a ballet company
round. So is the San Antonio Zoo, con-         and a number of excellent folkloric and
sidered to be one of the outstanding zoos      flamenco dance companies. The Majestic
in the nation. It adjoins the Brackenridge     Performing Arts Center, housed in the
Park, home of the Eagle - a miniature          magnificently refurbished old Majestic
railroad that takes you on a 3 %: mile         Theater, presents touring Broadway shows
tour of the park.                              and visiting artists throughout the year.
    If you're interested in art, you won't         If all this sounds exciting, it is! The
want to miss the new San Antonio               convention schedule of events includes
Museum of Art. The building itself is          the Society's board meetings, city tours
almost as fascinating as the art collec·       and a special Saturday night show featur-
tions. The newest addition to San An-          ing the 1984 Champion and the four
tonio's already flourishing art scene,         medalist quartets and the San Antonio
SAMA opened in 1981 in the former              Chordsmenl chorus. The convention will
Lone Star Brewery, renovated and re-           also again feature a "Food For Thought
designed at a cost of more than $7.5           Luncheon" on Saturday. This is an ex-
million.                                       cellent opportunity for members to ex-
    The McNay Museum and Art Institute         change ideas that have worked for their
is one of the outstanding small museums        chapters. Complete information on the
in the country. Its spacious grounds also      tours and special events will appear in
house the San Antonio Art Institute,           the November/December issue of The
newly accredited as a degree-granting          HARMONIZER.
art training school. Other museums worth           No matter what time of year ycw visit
seeing are the Hertzberg Circus Collec-        San Antonio, you will never run out of
tion, the San Antonio Museum of Trans-         things to see and do. And like most
portation and the Mexican Cultural             visitors, you will always be ready to come
Institute, all downtown, and the Witte         back.                                             The Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Antonio,
                                                                                                 site of the Mid·Winter convention.




                                   SAN ANTONIO MID·WINTER CONVENTION REGISTRATION

     Enclosed is my check/money order for:                                          Although it is not necessary to have a registration to
                                                                                    obtain show tickets, NON·REGISTRANTS will not be
     Quantity                                             Total Amount              assigned seats until after December 1. 1984 at which
                 Convention Registrations @ $10.00                                  time tickets will go on sale to the general public.
                 Sat. Evening tickets     @$ 8.00                                   REGISTRANTS will be assigned immediate priority
                                                                                    seating in the order their registrations are received."
                                   I Total Amount                                   Registrants will also receive a name badge, entry
                                                                                    to the afterglow, and a housing form from the head-
     CHAPTER NO.                  _ MEMBER NO.                                      quarters Hyatt Regency Hotel enabling them to obtain
                                                                                  . special group rates.
     NAME

     ADDRESS                                                                        DATE RECEIVED

     CITY

     STATE/PROVINCE        _ _ _ _ POSTAL CODE

     Make checks payable to: S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. 1984 Mid·Winter
     *If you are ordering more than one registration, please attach an item-        FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
     ized listing of names.


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                                              Are You Saving Your Soup Labels?

                                                                                                      by lynne DoMoss
      INSTITUTE OF LOGOPEDICS                                                                         Director of Support Group Activities




Waitl Stopl Don't throw that label awayl
    How often in the past several years
have you said that to a friend, a relative,
a neighbor or even your spouse? Well,
it's paid off. Last year, 513,675 labeis
were collected for the Campbell's "Labels
for Education" program.
    This promotional program was started
in 1973 to assist schools in acquiring
educational and athletic equipment. Since
that time, Campbell's has awarded over
$20 million worth of equipment to ap·
proximately 69,000 U. S. schools for
diligently saving their soup labels.
    In 197B, when the Institute became a
participant in the program, the staff
collected a grand total of 8,250 iabels.
Over the past six years, the total number
has doubled and tripled to finally reach
the 1983·B4 total. This total placed the
 Institute as one of the top ten partici-
                                               Trimming, sorting, counting and bundling        mates' life-skills training at the Institute ot'
pants in the entire program.                   labels are all part of Steve's and his class·   logopedics.
    Until a year ago, students in the
 Institute's pre·vocational program trim·
 med, sorted, counted and bundled the
 lables to learn work skills they would           Please don't roll the labels because            computers with monitors; nine ad·
 need in a sheltered workshop. As the             this makes it hard to stack them                justable computer tables; assorted
 success of the program grew, the job             together.                                       software for computers; various
 eventually became overwhelming and                                                               sports equipment including base·
 cries went out for help. Last year, our          There's no need to wait until the               balls, soccer balls, volleyball sets,
 Barbershopper friends, who themselves            deadline to send your labels. Send-             footballs, table tennis paddle sets
 contributed 342,157 of the half million          ing them throughout the year will               and shuffleboard sets; primary nu-
 labels the Institute received, came to the       alleviate an overwhelming amount                trition modules for the children's
 rescue by doing their own trimming,              of labels to sort and package in                library such as "Know Your Mun-
 sorting, counting and bundling.                  February in time for Campbell's                 chies," "Snacking is OK," alld
     We need your help again. To assist the       deadline.                                       "Blueberry Beard," and a mini-
 Barbershoppers who are new to the                                                                wooden climber for the Institute's
 program, the students offer the following        After all the saving, trimming, sort-           camp Logos.
 suggestions:                                  ing, counting, bundling and cost of post-
                                               age, people sometimes question the value           The toal for 1984-B5 stands at one
     Cut and send only the front portion       of the program. We think the return on          million labels, so start saving today!
     of the label. This will not only          everyone's effort is terrific I These are       Don't forget you can also save labels
     help us, but it will also save you        just a few of the items that the Institute      from Swanson, Prego and Franco·Ameri·
     postage.                                  has received within the past several years      can products, along with Recipe Dog
                                               through the Campbell's program:                 Food labels.
     Count the labels and bundle them                                                             Whether it's Soupe aux Pois Verts or
     in groups of 25, 50 or 100. Use              four Kodak carousel slide pro·               Pallo con Arroz Sopa or just plain old
     paper clips, rubber bands or string          jectors; four cassette recorders~            Vegetable Beef, it's still Campbell's
     to keep the bund les together.               a cassette tape duplicator; three            Soup and the labels count in the Camp-
     Please don't staple or tape bundles,         Texas Instrument computers with              bell's "Labels for Education" program at
     since these have to be removed.              monitors; four Commodore 64                  the Institute of Logopedics.

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                                Announcing !,he Institute of Logopedics
                                   /984 Holiday {;;1feeting (9a1fds
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                The Institute of Logopedics provides comprehensive programs for children and adults with handicaps in
                which the ability to communicate is impaired. In 1964, the Society for the Preservation and Encourilgement
                of BarberShop Quartet Singing in America adopted the Institute as their Unified Service Project and formed
                their slogan, 'We Sing ... That They Shall Speak." Through the years, a warm relationship has developed
                between the special children at the Institute and the choruses, quartets, and audiences that enjoy the
                unique Barbershop harmony Members and friends of the Society have contributed over $5 million to the
                Institute.

          1984 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Institute of Logopedics, and the 25th Anniversary of the Holiday Greeting Card Project.


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                                             1808 Hunting Cove Place, Alexandria, Va, 22307

CALLING ALL DISTRICT HISTORIANS. For the first time                     membership was bestowed on Fred Waring). At Los Angeles
ever in SPEBSQSA you are asked to meet your brother histori-            in 1957 hotel rates were modest - the headquarters hotel
ans in a symposium and planning session scheduled for the               provided a double room at (get this) $9 to $14 per night.
San Antonio Mid-winter meeting next January. Our Society's
50th anniversary will be in 1988 and it is not too soon for the             Musicologists are familiar with a writer and critic named
districts to begin making their own plans to emphasize our              Nicolas Sionimsky. He published a book in 1948 under the
history. Check with your district president (who knows of and           title "A Thing or Two about Music", On page 240 under the
approves the planned symposium) and arrange to accompany                sub-head "Music with a Moustache" he recalls our 1940 con-
him to San Antonio. Spread the word that chapter histori·               tests at the New York World's Fair and then quotes a personal
ans also will be welcome at the San Antonio meeting. See                letter he had received from a.c. Cash telling how the Society
elsewhere in the HARMONIZER for registration details.                   got started. Cash described the original invitation to 14 men
                                                                        " . . . who, on occasion, had been caught in the throes of a
    HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. The Society's Executive                     barbershop chord. Much to my surprise (Cash wrote) thirty-
Committee has approved resuming at San Antonio next Jan-                five men showed up ... We had another meeting in less than
uary the well·attended FOOD· FOR·THOUGHT luncheons.                     a week and 75 men showed up. Attendance doubled the next
These were a regular feature of our mid·winter meetings,                three or four meetings. The newspapers wrote a story or two,
beginning at Louisville in 1955 and for five years thereafter.          picked up by wire services, and within two months chapters
The unique feature of these luncheons consists in each par-             were formed all the way from California to New York". With
ticipant exchanging with all others present his one-page his·           slight variations this same story is told in greater detail by the
torical report of a special activity or event at the chapter            Society's first historian, Deac Martin, in "Keep America Sing-
level, or his one· page essay, such as: "What the Society means         ing", our 10-year history. This book is available in paper-back
to me", "How to celebrate our 50th anniversary", or even a              from Kenosha. Every member should have a copy and learn
controversial topic "The way I see it". Let's say that 100              of our early beginnings.
members take lunch together, Then each one will take home
an envelope containing 99 other morsels of "food-for-
thought". Plan now to attend.                                             An item in the Scarborough, Ontario, "Quoter Note" has
                                                                       this historical reminder: "The Night Hawks, one of the most
    We often think of ourselves as a Society devoted to nos-           famous of all Canadian quartets, represented the Ontario
talgia. A recent book with the intriguing title "Yearning For          District at International conventions for ten years (1959·
Yesterday" points out that nostalgia was originally a medical          1969), and for nine of those years were among the top ten
term meaning homesickness - from the Greek nostros (to                 finalists - one of the few groups ever to receive a standing
return home) and algia (a painful condition), Not so in bar-           ovation at an International contest session."
bershopping. We are a healthy breed.
                                                                          Two of our members have enjoyed an unusual distinction
   The first Canadian quartet to achieve Medalist rating at               having sung with an International championship quartet
our International competition represented London, Ontario,             and also having directed an International championship
under the name, "Four Chorders". They took 4th place in                chorus. These men are Bill Busby (now deceased) of Memphis,
1950, 4th again in 1951, 3rd place in 1952, and a well·merited         TN - 1956 and 1958 - and Fred King of Dundalk, MD -
2nd place at the Detroit convention in 1953.                           1970 and 1971. How many of you history buffs have instant
                                                                       recall? Which date was the quartet year and which was the
   Reedie Wright, Past International President, was local              chorus year?
chairman at our 1957 convention in Los Angeles. The "Lads
of Enchantment" from Albuquerque, NM won the quartet
competition that year. The chorus winners were the "Cali-
fornians" from Berkeley, Dave Stevens directing, That year the         The purpose of these Notes is to bring together some little
International Board created the specialized "Frank Thorne              known or sometimes· forgotten facts and oddities concern·
Chapter-at-Large", and authorized a By·laws amendment to               ing barbershop tradition and the Society and its members.
establish highly selective honorary memberships to honor               Comments and contributions are invited for future HAR·
"men of eminent distinction" (The most recent honorary                 MONIZER use. Items should be of Society-wide interest.
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                               Chapters In Action
   Chicago has become the place to               Rapids chapter walked away with the                 The St. Louis Suburban Chapter, MO,
watch Barbershop singers on TV. A                trophy for their "Barberpole Cat Cook·           also has a long serving treasurer in their
weekly, hour-long show, "Barbershop-             ie". The newly formed Iowa City High             ranks. John Sarson has supervised the
pin' " airs Saturday nights in 29 com·           School Barbershop Chorus of 24 voices            chapter's finances since 1946. That's
munities connected to the Cablevision            entertained after all the cookies were           38 years of service to barbershopping.
system. This is the first regularly sched-       eaten.                                           John is also the chapter's unofficial
uled TV series featuring barbershop                                                               historian, as he has not missed more
harmony. The Four Good Measure quar-                The    Red   Roso Chapter, Lancaster,         than 20 meetings during his years with
tet host the show. All are members of            PA, got out their chef hats and pancake          St. Louis Suburban.
the North Shore Chapter, I L. The men            turners for their annual "Flippin' for the
assist the show's producers in organizing        Kids" Pancake Breakfast for Logopedics.             The Clearwater and St. Petersburg
the production. Many Chicago area quar-          While some quartets serenaded the early          Chapters, FL, honored Bill Otto of the
tets are scheduled to perform on the             morning eaters, other Barbershoppers             Clearwater Springtime Chorus on his
show. The producers are also planning to         were busy in the kitchen cooking stacks          gOth birthday. Bill dates his barbershop
feature choruses in the future.                  of pancakes and washing dishes.                  beginnings back to 1941 when he joined
                                                                                                  the Detroit Chapter. His service and dedi·
     The 11th Annual Eastern Iowa Cookie            The East York Chapter, ONT, has               cation to barbershopping have earned him
Festival   attracted   five chapters (four       answered the challenge of Alexandria,            the informal title of "world's greatest
from Iowa and one from Illinois) to Iowa         Virginia's claim to the "'ongest serving         bass". Bill credits his longevity to his
City, IA. Over 100 Barbershoppers from           chapter secretary". Chris Morrow's 21            long association with S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.
the Dubuque Tristatesmen Chorus, Iowa            years has been topped by Jack Haughie,           and his enthusiastic participation in
City Old Capitol Chorus, Cedar Rapids,           secretary /treasurer for the East York           four-part barbershop harmonizing.
Davenport and Rock Island, IL chapters           Chapter for 34 years. Jack has also served
gathered for an evening of song and seri-        as treasurer for the Ontario District for           Barbershopping and symphonies do
ous cookie munching. Each Iowa City              21 years.                                        mix! The Downeastern Chorus of Port-
Chapter, IA member brought two dozen                                                              land, ME, and the Boston Common
cookies.    Fresh      squeezed    lemonade         When the Minneapolis, MN, Commo-              joined the Portland Symphony Orchestra
quenched everyone's thirst. The high-            dores sang at the opening session of the         in a Barbershop Pops concert at Fort
light of the evening was the Second An-          annual convention of the American So-            Williams in Cape Elizabeth, ME.
nual Big Cookie Contest. The chapter             ciety of Association Executives, the
displaying the most unique edible big            Executive Oirector of S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A.               WIQT radio and the Steele Memorial
cookie earned the traveling "Cookie              enjoyed their performance from the front         Library, both in Horseheads, NY, are
Festival Big Cookie Award". The Cedar            row.                                             building barbershop record and tape
                                                                                                  libraries, thanks to the help of the Mark
                                                                                                  Twain Chapter, NY. The radio station
                                                                                                  airs its collection during a weekly, Satur·
                                                                                                  day morning program. It features news
                                                                                                  about area chapters and barbershopping
                                                                                                  in general. The library makes its 63 piece
                                                                                                  collection available to' borrowers who
                                                                                                  may take them home for a week. Evi-
                                                                                                  dence of its popularity is shown by the
                                                                                                  few remaining records left on the shelves.

                                                                                                     It's time to take 'em out to the ball-
                                                                                                  game. Barbershoppers in Illinois and Ohio
                                                                                                  have been serenading baseball fans at
                                                                                                  the ball parks this summer. The OuPage
                                                                                                  Valley Chapter, IL, sang at a Chicago
                                                                                                  Cubs game, and the Northwest Chicago
                                                                                                  Metro Chapter, IL made their appear-
                                                                                                  ance at a White Sox game. A combined
                                                                                                  chorus of the Chorus of the Ohio Valley
S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. was represented at the Inter·   Most Happy Fellows, 1977 International           (Cincinnati, OH) and the Chorus of tho
national Society of Music Educators (I.S.M.E.)   Champions; and the Cascade Connection, 1982      Talawanda (Oxford, OH) took their
for their annual meeting in Portland, OR. The    Evergreen District Champions. Joe Liles,
evening's entertainmont featured the Cascade     Society Director of Music Education, addressed
                                                                                                  choral positions on the infield before a
Chorus, Cascade (Eugeno), OR; the Side Street    the convention delegates from 60 countries.      Cincinnati Reds game. What a way to
Ramblers, 1983 International Champions; the                                                       combine two great American traditions.

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   Venice! Queen of the Adriatic! St. Mark's Square, romantic gondola
rides and much, much more. Then Verona, setting for Romeo and Juliet
after which we wend our way to Innsbruck and a glorious day in the Alps.
Add to this the magic of mad-King Ludwig's fairy castle, Neuschwanstein,
a back stage visit al Oberammergau plus an evening in Munich and
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                           News About Quartets
                                                                                                 The Close Shaves from Texas A & M
                                                                                               University and the Topeka, KS chapter
                                                                                               appeared in the American Collegiate
                                                                                               Talent Showcase. They will also appear
                                                                                               in an upcoming Public Broadcasting
                                                                                               Service special featuring Bob Hope and
                                                                                               Mary Hart of "Entertainment Tonight".

                                                                                                 The Male Delivery from the Belleville
                                                                                               and Collinsville, I L chapters combined
                                                                                               their vacations with barbershopping on a
                                                                                               recent trip to Florida. While touring
                                                                                               Disney World they arranged to sing with
                                                                                               the Dapper Dans on Main Street, U.S.A.
                                                                                               Their idea has developed into a pilot
                                                                                               program "Barbershopping With The Dap-
                                                                                               per Dans." Barbershoppers visiting Disney
                                                                                               World can sing a few spots with the
                                                                                               Dapper Dans during their shows.



  The San Andreas Faults from the San             (I to rl Don Kington, bari; Bob Gervais,
Francisco, CA chapter were part of the            lea; Bert Sharf, bass; and Charles Fell.
festivities which welcomed back the city's        man, tenor, rode in the California-line
famous    cable    cars.   Quartet    members     lead car.

   The High Wheelers of Sarasota, FLare
loving their recent entertainment duties.
They're appearing regularly at the High
Wheelers lee Cream Parlor in Bradenton,
FL, singing and sampling their way
through the Parlor's flavor of the day.

  Cub Scout Pack 27 of Valley Cottage,
NY, celebrated their annual Blue and
Gold Dinner with entertainment by the
Muddy Creek Four from the Ridgewood,
NJ and Rockland Co" NY chapters.
Young scouts will soon have the oppor-
tunity   to   learn   barbershopping them-
selves when the Boy Scouts of America
incorporate    a   section   on      barbershop
harmony into their "Music and Bugling"
merit badge later this year.


  The Grandmothers Husbands from the
Dundalk, MD chapter picked a name that               Coast to Coast Hardware Stores have       pleting 15 commercials, they are now
really   reflected their positions in life.       jumped on the Barhershopper Band             traveling coast to coast, appearing at
They are the proud grandfathers of 15             Wagon. A recent series of commercials        conventions to promote the ad campaign
grandchildren and one great-grandchild;           feature the Knights of Harmony from          and meet independent store owners and
their total age is 275 years, (tel1or, 68;        the Minneapolis, MN chapter. The quar-       merchandise distributors. Their appear-
bari, 70; lead, 65; bass, 721; their total        tet of (I to rI Merrill Miller, lead; Mike   ance in the ads is also sparking interest
married life is 162 years; and their total        Stump, tenor; Lee Altermatt, bass; and       in the local barbershop chapters in the
Barbershop experience adds up to 121              Bob Griffith, bari, auditioned with ten      areas where the ads are seen.
yearsl                                            other groups for the spot. After com-

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                                                                                                                 In Memory
                                           Introducing                                                                 GENE SMITH
                                                                                                    Baritone - Evans Quartet
                                           Our New                                                  1960 Champions

                                           Editor                                            Gene Smith passed away from a sudden heart attack at
                                                                                             home. He was in his early 60's,
                                                                                                A Society music arranger, Gene sang with the Evans
                                                                                             Quartet starting in 1958 three years after becoming a
                                                                                             member. He was a member of the Salt Lake City and
          The Communications Department proudly announces the                                Ogden, Utah chapters. With the Ogden chapter., Gene was
          appointment of Lynne Soto as Publications Editor. She                              music director and perennial show chairman.
          joined the International Office staff on August 13.                                   He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad from high
                Lynne has worked as Director of Publications for Mount                       school until his retirement in 1982.
          Mary College, and as Membership Manager and Publi-                                    Survivors are his wife, Jean, and two sons,
          cations Editor for the Milwaukee public television stations.
          She also has experience in television script writing and pro·
          duction.
             Lynne received her SA in Mass Communications from
          the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Her MA in
          Speech Media is from Marquette University.
              Lynne and her husband, Bruce, sing with the Wisconsin
                                                                                              New Chapters
          Conservatory Symphony Chorus (the chorus of the Mil-                                       DAVIS, CALIFORNIA
          waukee Symphony Orchestra) and the Conservatory                                            Far Western District
          Chamber Singers. Singing with these groups she has per-                                    Chartered May 23, 19B4
          formed at Carnegie Hall and will sing at the 19B5 Madiera                                  Sponsored by Vacaville, California
          Bach Festival.                                                                             35 members
              Lynne also enjoys playing the piano, creating art pro-                                 Larry D. Estes, 943 Ponderosa Place,
          jects in stained glass, cooking, traveling to Europe, and                                  Davis, CA 95616 (President)
          attending concerts and theater productions.                                                Dallas O. Banks, 322 Mills Drive,
                                                                                                     Davis, CA 95616 (Secretary)




         I hereby order registrations as follows:
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  FOR     1985          CONVENTION ONLY                                Registrations are transferrable but not redeemable.




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  Bargain                                             Chapters interested in bidding for the 1989 International
                                                      Convention must submit a bid to the International Office

 Basement                                             before February 1, 1985. For more information, contact:
                                                            8ill FitzGerald, Manager
                                                            Special Events
                                                            SPE8SQSA
We buy and sell vintage phonographs with
                                                            6315 .- 3rd Avenue
horns, out of print LPs, 45$ and 785, bar·
bershop albums, jazz, sheet music, piano rolls.             Kenosha, WI 53140·5199
Don and Lou Donahue, The Old Tyme Music
Scene, 915 Main St., Boonton, N. J. 07005.
Closed Mon., Tues, Open rest of week, (201)
335·5040. If you're in town on Tuesday
you get to sing with Dapper Dans of Har·
mony. Other days, M. "0" will probably
                                                                  "BARBERSHOPPING IN THE LAND OF OZ"
lecture you on why you should have a chap·                             THE MOST HAPPY FELLOWS
ter bulletin, or the advantages of singing bari·                                     singing their special package
tone with the Notewits . . . (the advantage                                                       and
being Ed Keller's family dinners).                   THE ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS BARBERSHOP CHORUS
                                                                                with the Friendship Fire Company
                                                                         SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, 8:00 P.M.
FOR RENT -       World War I replica uniforms                              SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH, 2:00 P.M.
(70) complete with helmet, belt and wrap                              T.e. WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
leggings. Will rent smaller quantities. Super                                        3330 King Street, Alexandria
successful show theme - WWI song list, script                                        (one-half mile East of 1-395)
and staging suggestions available. Contact:
Tom Russell, P. O. Box 205, Old Mystic, Conn.
06372 - day 12031 536·4235. eve. (203)                              MAKE IT A LONG HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
536·7733.                                          Special HARMONIZER RATES at the TWIN BRIDGES MARRIOTT HOTEL.
                                                                   Just across the Potomac from Washington, DC:
WANTED - 40 used uniforms for the Alpena                                        Phone # (202) 628·4200
Lumberman Chorus. Contact: Art Linde, 4131                          S55 a night-up to FOUR persons to a rool11.
Black Boar Trail, Lincoln, Michigan, 48742.                  (Site of the Afterglow following the Saturday night show.)
Phone: (517) 736-8742.                                                 _ _ _ YES, send me more information!

                                                   Mail orders to:    Albert Duddleston
WANTED - HARMONIZERS from first issuo
to August, 1947, plus February, 1949. Also                            7910 Foote Lane
the first three issues of BARBERSHOP RE·                              Springfield, VA 22151
CHORDINGS. Also wanted: any international                             PH: (703) 321-7398 (arler 5 P.M.)
contest scores to 1960. Contact: Bob Bisio,
Historian, Far Western District, 1330 Univer-
sity Drivo, No. 11, Menlo Park, CA, 94025.
                                                   (Please include self-addressed stamped envelope. Orders received after November I
Phone' (4151 322·9250.                             will be held for pickup at the door.)

                                                   If section is sold alit, lower priced ticket will be substituted. If entire performance is
                                                   sold out, will you accept alternate show'!

                                                   Yes        _      No          _
       PALM BEACH or AFTER SIX
     FORMAL UNIFORMS FOR SALE
                                                   Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Phone                        _
 Outstanding Valuesl Thousands of Top
 Quality Used Uniforms - None over 3
                                                   Number & Street
 Years Old - All in Latest Styles. Wide                                                                 1-====-----'5::.:T
                                                                                                                         Ac:oG:=.E_ _- - : : : -
 Selection of Formal Jackots. With or              City              Statc                Zip _ _
 Without Matching Trousers or Tuxedo                                                                                  PATRON
 Pants. Jackots have Black Volvet Collars                                                                  SIDE                         SIDE
                                                   --        Patrons                 @15.00 $_             ORCH.                       ORCH.
 or Velvot trim lapels. All Machine Wash·
 able. Depending on Selection, Jackets             --        Center Orchestra        @ 8.00 $_
                                                             Side Orchestra          @ 7.00 $_                        CENTER
 range from $10 to $28 in wide scale of            --                                                                ORCHESTRA
 Short, Regular, Long & XL sizes. No               --        Rear Orchestra          @ 600 $_
 Chapter Too Small or Too Large to Com-                      Afterglow party         @IO.OO$_
                                                   -                                                       REAR        REAR            REAR
 pletely Outfit including NEW Formal                                                                       ORCH.                       ORCH.
                                                                                     TOTAL$_                         ORCHESHIA
 Shirts in 7 Pastol Shades. Samples upon
 Request. For Dotairs, call or write your
 needs to MURRAY LITlN, 22 Kennedy                 Check or Charge (Make checks payable to Alexandria Harmonizers.)
 Rd., Sharon, Mass. 02067. Phone: 617·             Visa               MasterCard                Expiration Date
 784·2352, evenings oxcept Tuesdays.               Credit Card Number


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                                          The St. Louis Collection
                                    Recordings featuring the 1984
                              Championship Quartet and Chorus
                            Saturday Night Show and A.I.C. Show
Quartet Champions Album features:

             The Rapscallions                            The New Tradition                              Grand Central
             Harrington Brothers                         139th Street Quartet                           Pros 'N' Cons
             Center Stage                                Gatsby                                         Four Under Par
             Vaudeville                                  Rural Route 4                                  Yesterday Bound
             Cincinnati Kids                             Rare Blend                                     Benchmarks
             Interstate Rivals                           Remember When                                  Empire Express
             Knudsen Brothers                            New Regime

chorus Champions Album features:

             Louisville, K Y                             Fresno, CA                                     Wayne, MI
             Lombard, IL                                 Buckeye (Columbus), OH                         Denver Mile Hi, CO
             Manhattan, NY                               Kansas City. MO                                Cascade (Eugene), OR
             Scarborough, ONT                            Minneapolis, MN                                Rochester, NY
             Houston, TX                                 Providence, RI                                 Orlando, FL
             Research Triangle (Raleigh), NC

A.I.e. show features:

             Schmitt Brothers                            Classic Collection                             Innsiders
             Happiness Emporium                          Mid-State Four                                 Grandma's Boys
             Bluegrass Student Union                     Sun tones                                      Side Street Ramblers

Saturday Night Show features:

             Thoroughbred Chorus                         The Rapscallions                               Harrington Brothers
             Louisville, KY                              Center Stage                                   Cincinnati Kids
             1984 Champions                              Vaudeville


1984 Quartet Champions - 2 Rccord Set Only                       SHIP TO,
o   Stock No. 4962 $8.95 U.S.; 512.95 Canada
                                                                 NAME
198·1 Chorus Champions - 2 Record Sct Only
o Stock No. 4963 S8.95 U.S.; S12.95 Canada                       STREET                                                        _

1984 Association of International Champions LP Only              CITY                      _   STATE/PROV                      _
o   Stock No. 4934 S5.95 U.S.; $10.95 Canada
                                                                 ZIP/POSTAL CODE
1984 Saturday Night Show LP Only
o   Stock No, 4964 S5.95 U.S.; S10.95 Canada
                                                                 SPEBSQSA MEMBERSHIP NO.

1984 Quartet Cassette                                            CHAI'TER NAME & NO.
o   Stock No. 4966 58.95 U.S.; S12.95 Canada                                    CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS ONLY
1984 Chorus Cassette                                             Please charge my _ _ Master Card _ _VrSA
o   Stock No. 4967 $8.95 U.S.; $12.95 Canada
                                                                 (No other credit cards accepted)
                                                                 ACCOllnt No.                       _       Expires                _
1984 Association of Intcrnational Champions Cassette
o   Stock No. '1968 $5.95 U.S.; 510.95 Canada                    Signature                                                         _
1984 Saturday Night Show Cassette
o   Stock No. 4969 $5.95 U.S.; 510.95 Canada
                                                                 I HAVE ENCLOSED MY _ _ CHECK _ _ MONEY ORDER

                                                                 IN THE AMOUNT OF _ _ _ _ _ _ _ WITH THIS ORDER.


                            ORDER FROM: S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., Inc., 6315 - 3rd Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140·5199
                                                       U. S. FUNDS ONLY

								
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