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Millikin University > Alumni & Friends > Stay Connected > Out of The Blue > Posts > Trivia Time: Crowning the queen.
Thanks to Dona Morine Burwell '49 for submitting the news clipping that led to this month's trivia question:
Homecoming 1947 saw a big-name orchestra play for the annual dance. The leader of that nationally known band was given the honor of choosing that year’s homecoming queen.
 
Who was the band leader who selected Patsy Shumate Lumm ‘48 as homecoming queen from the candidates shown in the photo below?
1. Artie Shaw
2. Jimmy Dorsey
3. Tommy Dorsey
4. Stan Kenton
 
Send your best guess to alumnews@millikin.edu, and be sure to include your name and address. Five winners will be selected in a random drawing of all who respond correctly and each will receive a Millikin prize.
 
Last issue's winners --
Ryan Ho '11
Emily Anderson '11
Rachel Drake '11
Andrew Merkle '11
Travis Swinford '10

Each received a surprise gift for correctly knowing that the JMU architectural feature in the photo is on the north side of Gorin Hall.
 

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My mother Patsy Shumate Lumm was crowned Homecoming Queen by Jimmy Dorsey, I believe.  I really enjoy seeing this picture.  Her granddaughter now attends Millikin and also enjoyed seeing this picture.  She passed away in March of 2009.
Guest at 8/28/2011 3:50 PM

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