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More han 100 Extracurricular Activ
Now Open To Second Semester Fresh


Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest of all
Greek letter secret societies, was or-
ganized at the College of William and
Mary on December 6, 1776. The be-
lief of the founders that a knowledge
of the basic laws which govern the
universe is necessary to good living
was reflected both in their motto and
in the character of their meetings.
These were in great part given over
to a discussion of the problems which
affect humanity.
'During the next century, there were
several important changes in the
character of the organization. In
1831 the policy of secrecy was abol-
ished. In 1875, the first women were
admitted at the University of Ver-
mont. In 1883, the need of some
central organization led to the for-
mation of United Chapters.
The growth of Phi Beta Kappa has
been slow but steady. The first char-
ters granted by the parent Chapter
were given in 1779 to Harvard and'
Yale. At the present time there are
132 Chapters and a large number of
Associations of Phi Beta Kappa alum-
ni in the United States. There are
also Associations in China, Japan,
Iran, Syria, Italy and ]England.
The Michigan Chapter was fouided
in 1907. Keeping in mind the purpose
of the Socety, the recognition and
encouragement of scholarship and
cultural interests the Student Elec-
tions Committee makes a careful
study of the entire University record
of each possible candidate with a view
to determining as far as is humanly
possible the student's standing both
scholastically and as a citizen. The
standards set are high and the rela-
tively small number of new members
elected each year bears witness to
the care with which they are observ-
ed. Since Phi Beta Kappa has been,.
from the beginning, an organization
which functioned in the field defined
by the old cultural college course,
elections are restricted to Juniors and
Seniors of the Colleges of Literature,
Science and the Arts, Seniors in the'
School of Education, and to candi-
dates for advanced degrees in the'
Graduate School who meet the ex-
tremely rigid requirements.
The lngiri ieriig Couit d j
The Engineering Council is com-'
posed of representatives of every class
and organization in the College of En-
Class representatives are elected to
office and various society representa-
tives are either elected or appointed,
depending on the society constitution
The class presidents are ex-oieio
The min work of the Engineering'
Council consists of the following:
(1) To supervise any meetings,
competitions, elections, or other func-
Lions, in which all engineering stu-
dents, or none but engineering stu- -
dents, participate.
(2) To actively pronote frqu(1 i
social funictions of sell a naatre tat
Ilicy will have popular appeal to
all engineering students.
(3) To represent the student bodyc
of the College of Engineering in any1
discussions with other schools or Col-
(4.) To advance the interests of
the College of Engineering in any anda
all ways within its power; particularly
by cooperating with the Student=
Council, the Engineering Honor Com -
mittee, and the constituentc engineer-
ng societies.,
(5) To present all petitions and'
requests to the proper faculty or ad-
ministrative body.
Annual events include the Engi-
neers' Ball, the College of Engineering1
Open House, and the animual Smoker,
to which men well advanced in thel
fields of engineering are invited asl
guest speakers.c
The chief purpose of the Michigan

Wolverine is to serve good food to
students without profit. Any member
of the University is eligible for mem-
bership. Entirely managed by Univer-
sity students, the Wolverine has a
total membership of approximatelyt
675. It provides jobs for a hundredt
students, paying them prevailingc
For further information, call thet
office which is located at 209 State

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Architectural Society I
The purpose of the Architectural
Society is to give the student body a
means of promoting and developing
activities within the Architectural
School itself. This body is also in-
strumental in getting speakers to ad-
dress the students from time to time
upon subjects related to their work.
The sponsorship of parties and mix-
ers falls upon this organization as
(toes the school paper "Designer" and
the annual Architect's Ball, held in
ihe spring. Student relations with the
faculty are handled mainly through
the Society.
The governing body of the Society
is composed of eight representatives,
called the Architectural Council. Four
are elected at large from the entire
school and four are elected by class
vote. The officers are in turn elected
from and by the Council.
All class officers within the school
ire related to the Council by their
c'lass representatives. It is the aim of
the organization to create a more
unified feeling throughout the dif-
ferent classes in respect to school
functions. For this reason, class ad-
iiimiistration is carried on through
the cooperation of the class officers
and the Council.
The B'iai Brith Hillel Foundation
aims to provide a social and cultural
center for students. Although it em-
phasizes Jewish values, its facilities
are open to all students. The Foun-
dation is located at 1102 Oakland, and
its physical facilities include a library.
reacreation room, chapel, lounge, of-
fices, and kitchen. Membership is
approximately 500.
Among the most important activ-
ti s are: Religious Services every Fri-
day evening; Sunday Evening Forums
(Avery Weisman, Chairman) ; Hillel
Players - Dramatic Group (Louise
Samek. President); Hillel Indepen-
(dent Club-Social Organization (Al
Finkelstein, President); Palestine
Club (Samuel F. Grant, President);
Fireside Discussion Group; Hillel
Book Club (Betty Steinhart, Presi-
dent); and social events.
Facilities of the Foundation are
available from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
l' rther information may be secured
by calling the nounidation Office, 3779
Tau Epsilon Rho

Student Religious Ass'n
The freshman program of the Stu-
dent Religious Association is deter-
mined largely by the members of that
class. A freshman Advisory Commit-
tee is established, its purpose being
to determine activities in which fresh-
men will find interest and value.
For five eonsecittva weeks duriing
the past semester the Association hteld
round-table discussions in which
freshmen could become acquainted
with members of the fi culty and up-
perelassmen arnd talk over probleims of
interest with them. The Freslumrui
Advisory Comnmitt e hopes to con-
tinue something similar to Round-
table during the Spring semest or.
Social service agencies in Ann Ar-
bor have been approached, and a pro-
gram of community projects will soon
be started. Trips to other commu-
nities such as Detroit, Toledo, and
Chicago, will be condtucted by con-
petent guides, so that, students will
t;ain a concrete picture of life in a
larger community.
Freshmen are welcome to attend
other functions of the Association.
Every TI 1 trs day even jng s trents
gather around the: fireside in Irane
h1all for a chat with a muebiher of ilbc
faculty or some oxtstandinjug visitor.
The Association will sponsor several
more lectures during tlhe Spring g
u est r, JI s book review grot ip will
con tin le to m :eet every o ther'ue6dayI
The Interguild Cotuicil, a body rep-
resenting the various Church g uilds,
the Catholic Church, and the 1hillel
group oifer valuable services.
Vulun is 1 an itonorary society forI
.semor eugliceers from every deipa rGt
ment of the engineerinig school,
'Mhe Vulcan society serves to bind
the leadlers of ac ' senior cla=,s into
an active body which can function
as a unit for the betterment of the
University anid, tore specifically of
the Engineering School. Beside this
goal it functions as a means to ac-
quaint those of one department with
the ideas and personalities of t1e
other departmen ts.
Vulcans have lendcd a helping ha itd
to all campus doings such as tlie sell-
ing of Goodfellow Dailys, Dorm Danfc
tickets and 1w like,. i has laycd
an act0e part i1 the pn: igi
dIl Keyv Dances
Every springact"ve .incinbers of
Vulcan select 14 members of the J1-

Michigan's Fighting 127, called by
red Husing, famed sports annourr->
er, "the finest college marching band
I have ever seen," was chosen last
year by representatives of the Asso-
.;iated Press as the All-American
Band for 1937.
Dubbed long ago "Michigan's
t'ighting Hundred," the band has
grown in size and popularity under
she direction of William D. Revelli.
liours of careful planning, drilling
and rehearsal are required to prepare
the intricate, precise formations of
the marching musicians. The for-
mations for all games have their be-
ginnings in a meeting of a committee
picked especially for the job of plan-
ning each maneuver.
After the formation has been
worked out, each member of the band
is informed of his position. Then,
cinder the expert drilling of Major
Walter B. Fariss of the U.S. Army,
the men march through the various
maneuvers. Music and marching are
combined, and Michigan's Fighting
1a27 me ready to turn in another stel-
All those who feel they are quali-
fied to try out for this activity should
call Professor Revelli,
I~awyers club
IIte Lawyers Club of the University
of Michigan is a residence club and
dormnitory for male students in good
;[lding in the Law School. The
rh~yical plant, consisting of a lounge,
dining hall, kitchen and dormitories
divided into sections, has been called
"the finest of its kind anywhere." It
is lie gift of the late William W. Cook
of New York.
Any male student eligible for ad-
mission into the Law School may ap-
ply for membership in the Lawyers
Clib At the present time 261 men
live in the Club. and about 300 eat
in the Club's dining hall. Preferences
for rooms in the Lawyers Club are
given to upperclassmen who have re-
,ided in the Club at least one year.
l e cgenera supervision and manage-
ment of the Lawyers Club is vested in
a Board of Governors.
M iTe itf P 'Tan P Sigma, na-
I ional honorary signal corps frater-
nity, arue selected from the junior and
senior class of the signal corps unit
of the Reserve Officers Training
Airmijg to promote a better coor-
01mlotion between the students and of-
ihceri' 'f fthe iuilt, Pi Tau Pi Signma,
I , au imiportant campus military so-
Iiety .its officers are R. J. Beuhler,

Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Kappa Phi, national honor so-
ciety, has as its motto "The Love of
Learning Rules the World." Organized
to provide an honor society dedicated
to the unity and democracy of educa-
tion and open to honor students of
all departments of American univer-
sities and colleges, the society's prime
object is to emphasize scholarship and
character in the thought of college
students, to hold fast to the original
purpose for which institutions of
learning were founded and to stimu-
late mental achievement by the prize
of membership.
Members are chosen during either
the first or second semester of their
senior year. Outstanding faculty
men also are invited into membership.
The Society provides several scholar-
ships for which members are eligible,
issues its own journal, holds ban-
quets twice annually and actively as-
sists its members in every way pos-
sible. Members are chosen by a fac-
ulty committee for scholarship, con-
tributions to the University and ac-
tivities. For additional information
call Prof. R. S. Swinton at 8285.
Tau Beta Pi
Tau.Beta Pi is the national senior
engineering honor society similar to
Phi Beta Kappa in the Literary Col-
lege. It represents the highest honor
accorded an engineer.
For membership distinguished
scholarship is the first requisite. Sen-
iors are elected in the fall and juniors
in the spring.
Regular dinner meetings are held
every two weeks at which talks on
engineering and other topics are pre-
sented. Tau Beta Pi also assists in
the various campus activities of char-
itable and other natures.
Chief officers for 1937-1938 are:
Fred W. Smith, Jr., President, and
David C. Eisendrath, Vice-President.
Iota Alpha
Iota Alpha is a society whose aim
is to stamp approval on meritorious
work of engineering students, to stim-
ulate young practical alumni, and
like objectives.
The local chapter, authorized in
1925, was the second in the new na-
tional organization that was formed
at New York University in 1919. At
its inception the organization was
called The Engineering Honor Society
of Iota Alpha.
At present the society's local chap-
ter numbers more than 400 among
its membership.
Meetings are usually held on the
third Thursday of each month in
the chemical engineering room of the
East Engineering Building. At each
meeting a member of the society pre-
cedes the main speaker of the evening
with a short talk on research work
in his particular department of en-
gineering. Discussions usually follow
the speeches.
Present officers of the chapter are
W. W. Gilbert, president; C. W.
Spooner, vice-president; D. L. Katz,
recording secretary,
Scabbard and Blade
The preamble of the Constitution
of Scabbard and Blade exemplifies the
purpose of the Society:
"Believing that military service is
an obligation to citizenship, and that
the greater opportunities afforded col-
lege men for the study of military
science place upon them certain re-
sponsibilities as citizens, We, Cadet
Officers in various Universities do
form this Society and adopt this Con-
stitution in order to unite in closer
relationship the military departments
of American Universities and Col-
leges; to preserve and develop the es-
sential qualities of good and efficient
officers; to prepare ourselves as edu-
cated men to take a more active part
aid have a greater influence in the
military affairs of the communities
in which we may reside and above all
to spread intelligent information con-
cerning the military requirements of

our country."
Basis for election of members into
Scabbard and Blade is founded on
three qualities: scholarship in mili-
tary science courses, efficiency in drill,
personal qualifications and campus

Tryouts Must Have

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In order that advantages and priv-
ileges similar to those offered to fra-
ternity men may be available to In-
dependents, Congress, the indepen-
dent men's organization, was founded.
It provides examination files, J-Hop
booths, campus mixers and annually
sponsors a "Congressional Ball."
Eligibility for membership is a C
scholastic average. Members of the
Executive Council and officers meet
each Tuesday in the organization's of-
fices in Room 306 of the Union. Irv-
ing Silverman, '38, is president of the
croup with Phil Westbrook, '40, ex-
ecutive secretary; Jay Rockwell, '40,
recording secretary and Marvin Ri-
der, '39, treasurer.
Forestry Club
The Forestry Club is the only stu-
dent organization in the School of
Forestry and Conservation. Its activ-
ities are both professional and social
in nature.
Membership is open to faculty
members, alumni, Forestry school stu-
dents and pre-forestry students. Dues
are two dollars a year. Meetings.
which are held bi-weekly, are for the
purpose of transacting business and
discussing topics of professional inter-
est. Speakers from fields related to
that of forestry appear. The Club
serves as a medium for cooperation
with the faculty in matters of mutual
Social activities which are spon-
sored include the Fall Campfire, at
Saginaw Forest, Spring Field Day,
smokers, dances and dinners. "The
Michigan Forester," the School of
Forestry and Conservation's annual,
is published in -the spring and every
member receiving a free copy.
Sigma Xi
The Society of Sigma Xi is a na-
tional honorary scientific fraternity
with over 100 chapters and clubs
at various universitiesT The society
was founded for the purpose of en-
couraging original investigation in
pure and applied science and for the
proniotion of friendship among those
engaged in research.
The Michigan Chapter was organ-
ized in 1903. Officers are chosen bien-
,nially from aniong the faculties of
the various scientific departments of
the University. Members are select-
ed from nominations submitted by
staff members in the department of
specialization. Membership is con-
ferred upon staff members and grad-
uate students who have demonstrated
ability in research, usually through
publication of noteworthy character.
Seniors and graduates who have ex-
hibited high scholarship together with
a promise of aptitude in research may
be elected to associate membership.
Sigma Rho Tau
T1 'he Stump Speakers' Society of
Sigma Rho Tau is a branch of the
intercollegiate engineering speakers
society founded at the University of
Michigan to develop ability in public
discussion and debate. The major
object of the organization is to in-
sure a closer bond of understanding
between the applied scientist and the
general public through development
of speech activities among colleges of
architecture, engineering and tech-
nology. Jt holds conferences, debates,
and speech contests on national and
engineering problems with local so-
cieties and branches in other colleges.
Ranks of membership are neophyte,
novice, associate and full. Assembly
meetings are held every Tuesday eve-
ning at 7:30 at the Union. Train-
ing groups meet regularly. C. F. Ma-
cauley Schwader is general chairman

Choice Ranges From Clubs
With Special Activities
To Publication Work
Second-semester freshmen who
earned a "C" average plus at least
one grade of "B" in their first semes-
ter of work here will find over 100
different extra-curricular activities
open to them.
Transfer students must fulfill the
same requirements and in .addition
have spent at least one semester at
Michigan to be eligible for activities.
Ranging all the way from member-
ship in a classical language society to
working on a daily newspaper, extra-
curricular activities offer one of the
most important parts of student life
Additional copies of this activity
supplement, which was put out
through to~e cooperation of the
Daily, League and Union, may be
obtained free of charge by calling
at the student offices of the Union,
Office hours are three to five daily
at the University. They give those
who take part in them both valuable
experience and an opportunity to
meet people.
Sponsored by the Union in cooper-
ation with the League and Daily,
this supplement attempts to show
freshmen how great is the variety of
activities from which they may
choose. Officers of each of the various
groups have contributed statements
upon their activity. These statements
are printed as they were received ex-
cept for some editing and rewriting.
They were not written by members
of the Daily's staff,
"Thanks is due to the Daily and
League for their cooperation as well
as to all the societies which sent us
statements," Fred Luebke, '39, in
charge of the supplement for the
Union, emphasized. "If it were not
for them this innovation could not
have been possible."
Quarterdeck Society
Quarterdeck Society is an. honary
invitational society of the Depart-
ement of Naval Architecture and Ma-
rine Engineering, College of Engi-
neering. One of the oldest engineering
soceties on this campus, it was formed
in 1909.
All meetings are student conduct-
ed. At various times during the year
members write papers on subjects
relative to the field of ships and
shipping which are read before the
society. Following the reading of
these papers there are general discus-
At present there is being formed,
under the guidance of the society, a
sailing club whose membershi will
be open to all who are or want to be-
come acquainted with the ways of
the wind and the water. For addi-
tional information call the Commo-
dore of the society, C. D. Roach.
Beta Sigma Rho
Beta Sigma Rho was organized at
the University of Michigan during the
fall term of 1937 and soon afterwards
tis organization was formally ac-
cepted by the Council of Student Af-
fairs. Its purpose is to give the trans-
fer student and upperclassman who
has not affiliated with any fraternal
group an opportunity to do so while
a j unior or senior.
Meetings are held at the Union. For
additional information call either
George Herrman, president or Charles
Hutchenreuther, both at 7488.

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'T'hrough cooperative effort, Epsilon ior class to succeed them and carmy
Chapter of Tau Epsilon Rho, interna- on the traditions of Vulcans. New
tional Jewish legal fraternity seeks members are selected upon their
to promote among its members a merits as camupus leaders.
deeper grasp of the problems of the -- --.--,
law student and a broader approach (;:ristian Scieiice
for professional life. .g,.
it has sought to sustain a reputatio -a t !I.

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