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September 21, 1937 - Image 5

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The Michigan Daily, 1937-09-21

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Dr. Pitts To Talk On Spain
Dr. Donald R. Pitts, former United Dr. Pitts, who actively adminis-
States Arfly surgeon stationed in tered to the needs of injured soldiers
Texas, who has recently returned on the Spanish front, will speak on'
fr'ih alding the Loyalist cause in "The Struggle Against Fascism in
Spair ,will speak at 8 p.m., Friday Spain," according to Elmer Akers of
in Natural Science Auditorium. the sociology department.
W A T'E R M A N 'P E N Si

160 Freshmen,
SRA Campers,
Come To Town
Students Hear Lectures By

Revival Of Black Friday And
Class Games To Be Attempted
Traditional Rivalry Of Ilobby, smoking a cigarette, and
Freshmen, Sophomores watching his mates with indifference.
What of it? It just looked kind of
Forgotten Last Year 'funny, because he wore no pants,
.teitiA ies Black Friday and the Frosh-Sop rvcull - Z.


r ault H alt Adisrs;{ tlreby furnishing a pleasant con- i
Black Friday and the Frosh-Soph trast to the full-dress of upperclass-
Play And Discuss Sports games-to the classes of '40 and '41 men at the formal. (The Union
these are just so many words, but to formal was held that night).
More than 160 freshmen returned the upperclassmen and alumni of the "A few boys went to the Health
to the campus yesterday after a University they signify grand old: Service for repairs."
three-day outing at the 12th annual Michigan traditions that have been Then, the afternoon following
dormant since 1935. Black Friday the annual fall and
freshman Rendezvous Camp, spon- This year, a revival of the games spring class games were held on
sored by the Student Religious Asso- will be attempted by the Men's Coun- South Ferry Field.
ciation, at the University Fresh Air cil, but whether the revival will be In 1935, approximately 70 fresh-
Camp at Patterson Lake. ' uccessful or not remains a question, men met half that number of sopho-
The camp was directed by Justin because of failures during the past. mores on the field of battle, and had
Kline, '37, who was assisted by Ralph The night of Black Friday was by a cane fight, pillow fight and flag
far the wildest, most tempestuous, rush.
Erlewine, '39. The advisers were Dr. roughest evening of the school year. Quoting again from the 1935 Daily,
E. W. Blakeman, University Coun- Freshmen would go around in gangs, the following description of the three
selor in religious education, Ira M. as would the "sophisticated slime of events is given:
Smith, Registrar of the University, segregated sissies," the sophomores, j "The cane spree is a refined form
and Prof. F. N. Menefee of the en- looking for a member of the other of 'slow death in vihich an adherent of
gineering college. class who had strayed from his I each class grasps an axe handle
The camp program was opened Sat- group. If they succeeded in finding and attempts, by any and all means,
urday morning by Kenneth Morgan, him-woe be unto that poor lonely to force his opponent to lose his grip.
director of the Association and by freshmen or sophomore. "In the pillow fight, a man from
Mr. Smith. One of the highlights of More than likely he would im- each class straddled opposite ends of
the program was the talk given by mediately be "depanted" and sent on the five inarticulate ponies (which
Director of Athletics Fielding H. }his way, after being enjoined not to had been heavily greased in the
ost on the "great old days" of foot- doubt the power and utter supremacy meantime) and were handed saw-
ba. W eof his attackers. dust-filled sacks with which to pum-
D. Warren E. Forsthe. director of Usually the "depanted" individual mel one another."
the Health Service, also gave a short would find a group of his classmates, "With a flag pole duly greased and
tanl. and en masse they would hunt up
Sunday morning Prof. E. C. God- the men that had committed the "un.-
dard of the Law School, spoke to the forgivable crime" and, "hell would
freshmen and Prof. Bennett Weaver c loose imey w e nd d
of the English department, gave an Quoting from The Daily of Oct.
address on "Our Challenge."2Qu th orninTefolloingt.
In the evening Professor- Menefee's 26, 1935, the mnorning followingth
I e. M pelast Black Friday, a good picture of
address was entitled "This Camp that last skirmish is given. BALLROOM
and Prof. Howard Y. McClusky of "To begin with, freshmen and
the School of Education, spoke on "If sophomores clashed near the Chem-
I were A Freshman Today." istry Building for possession of a
The camp was brought to a close byhose, fought a spirited battle and
group discussions led by Mr. Morgan hse, onh asted bately.
and by a short talk by Howard Hol- sprayed one another indiscriminately.
land, '38, on "A Senior Speaks His Itawas hard to keep track of just who
Swimming. baseball games and "One or two sophomores are sport- PUBL; C CLASS
Sm bball gamentad ting teeth-marks inflicted by Hurd
b ro ntedistss wene supplemens, fa(Tim Hurd, '39, was leader of the Wednesdays
by group discussions on athletics, fra- fehe ha er)7 ti 8 p.m.
ternities, music and forensic activi- freshmen two classes had a battle-
ties, the Union and other clubs, the royal on the lawn in front of Alumni
budgeting of time and student fi- ral Hall. m ot oph-
nances. The purpose of the camp Memorial Hall. Orchids to the soph
was to get the freshmen better ac- "Staey W , gt.
quainted with the University, its ac- Itne atmaae f e C LA S SE S
tivities and facilities. Union, was harrassed alternately by R E S U M E. D
tiviies nd fciliiesfreshmen and sophomores' wishing to
Rabbi Bernard Heller, of the Hillel roshei ap es thUin S e
Foundation, the Rev. Father James throw their captives into the Union September 29
C. Berry, of St. Mary's Student pool.
Chapel, and Dr. W. P. Lemon, pastor by the bellowing and fighting. He
at the First Presbyterian Church, walked nonchalantly about the Union
were guests at the camp on Sunday. ____ _______-
Fraternities Are ROY HOYER
THOROUGHLY COOKED Economist Says Houses
MEALS Are In Best Financial ..... rns Tr




FOUR SHOWS DAILY AT 2:00-4:00-7:00-9:00 P. M.

Condition In Years
Showing a profit of more than
$16,000 for the school year 1936-37,1
Michigan's 58 general and profes-
sional fraternities are in the best
financial condition in many years,
according to Prof. Robert Briggs of
the economic department, fraternity
financial adviser.
During the past year, 45 fraterni-
ties operated at a gain, while only 13
lost money.
The total income of all campus
fraternities last year, excluding in-
itiation fees, was $642,785.90, while
the total expense was $645,181.28.:E
The amount collected in initiation
fees was $34,769.38, and of this 3
amount $15,855.03 were paid to the
national chapters of the various
Greek letter groups.,
This left a profit of $18.914.35
from initiation fees, and subtracting
the loss in operating expenses, left
a balance of $16,518.97.
The majority of this money is be-
ing used by fraternities for major im-
provements on their houses, Professor
Briggs said.
(Continued from Page 4)
charge of the courses, which are open
to students in the School of Business
Administration and to those in other
units who have at least fourth yeari
standing and permission of the in-
___________________________ --

One hour after its Broadway
opening,the sensational news
spread! Here's what they're
"Shockingly close to us today!"
-Lowell T omas
"Too vital, too deep an emo-
tional experience to miss!"
-N.Y. Morning Telegrtph
"Tensely absorbing!"-N.Y.Journel
"It strikes home!"-N.Y. Sun


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Matinee 20c

Nights 25c

Ends Tonight
Spencer, Tracy
And Cartoon
Lionel Barrymore
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