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October 07, 1939 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily, 1939-10-07

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Rem-ants Of Old Traditions
Recall Restraint Of Females
The action of the Michigan Union able tradition that even now is re-
executive staff last week in scouting sponsible for touching scenes of recol-
rumors that the all powerful taboo lection when alumni, many long miles
against women's use of the Union away from the Michigan campus, re-
front entrance had been permanently turn to look for their name, held for
abandoned, summons from the past all time in carvings on the carefully
memories of many bygone traditions preserved table tops hung in the
of the Michigan campus, remnants room.
of which now exist chiefly around This tradition of seniors incribing
this school men's organization. their names and years on the Union
The custom of restraining campus taproom tables during Commence-
cuties to side doors, a duty for years ment Week, is another old timer dat-
past of that familiar custodian of the ing back to the time of Joe Parker
gate, George- Johnson, all started, it and the Orient's ascendency. At
seems, back in the days of the Union's this time, according to those who
inception. At that time, in spite of know. freshmen and sophomores were
the fact that Michigan was one of definitely ruled out of these, then
the first coeducational schools in the magnificent elbow-bending empori-
country, great preponderance was ums, which more resembled an ex-
placed on the masculine aspect of clusive men's club than a mere gar-
things, a fact which had a natural den.
outcome in the establishment of this Since these wondrous places were
organization. More naturally wom- restricted only to the god-like upper-
en were restrained to use only of a classmen, the story goes, 'and since
special dining room, and the ball- these individuals would do no wrong,
room, without even a peak at the in- it was their wont to inscribe many
ner sanctums of the building. sayings and names on the tables as
Nowadays, about the only place they drank. As time went on the
allowed campus men for complete custom was held only to seniors, and
and utter solace in the company of then as the tradition crystallized,
only their own sex, is the Union tap only for seniors immediately to grad-
room, (noted for malteds, adv). This uate. Now the custom remains in
is the last of the Michigans, the sole this form, changed only in its loca-
remaining sanctuary protected from tion, and sadly, in its popularity.
ravages of modern civilization; now So are traditions created, and soA
even this place of peace is threatened do they die out. Many are the in-
by the thundering invasions next violable ways 'which have passed out
door on Friday and Saturday nights. of existence, stifled by time. The
In this taproom, now we've men- magnificent cap night is no more,
tioned it, is embodied another vener- gone the way of senior canes and but
recently, frosh "pots." But as the old
ones die, so are new customs created.
Glabassy Returns A hopeful example for the future of
Michigan's habits is the unhearlded,
From Miiing Job completely informal spring pajama
sing of the Allan Rumsey boys, start-
ed two years ago.
Erwin G. Clahassy, '41, geolbgy ___twoyears
major, arrived yesterday from Fair-
banks, Alaska, where he was em- Church Activities '
ployed as a geophysiast for the Bur-
eau of Mines. This is the fourth Planned For Today
summer he has worked in the Alaskan _ _
gold mines.
Clahassy left for Fairbanks direct- 'Local churches are providing var-
ly after exams in the spring and ious forms of, entertainment and
worked on the surface analyzing the activities of interest for Ann Arbor
earth for gold deposits. Gold min- young people this weekend. Univer-
ing, he said, is not the romantic voca- sity students and all others interest-
ion it used to be. It is highly iEed are :urged to attend.
dustrialized, and most of the men Tonight there will be dancing,
never see any of the gold that they games, and refreshments at the Con-
are washing out of the mountain gregational church, sponsored by the
side. Congregational Student Fellowship.
Bad transportation facilities were "Men and Books Which Have In-
cause for his late arrival for regis- fluenced My Mind" is the subject of
tration, he said. the address to be given by Prof.
__Preston W. Slosson of the history
department at 8 p.m. at the Hillel
Dean Walter To Speak Foundation. The speech will be giv-
en immediately following the regular
At Round-Table Today Conservative Services.
The third of the Freshman Round- At the Presbyterian Church the
Table Discusions will be held at Lane regular open house will be held. A
Hall at 7:15 pm. today. Dean Erich scavenger hunt will feature activi-
Walter, Assistant Dean of the Lit- ties.
erary College, will speak on "How,
Can a Student Get a well-Rounded: Shows Today at 2-4-7-9 P.M.

Captoains 'Doomed' Ship

Capt. Edgar A. Chelton is master
of the American steamship Iro-
quois which Germnan officials say,
according to a statement released
at the White House, will be sunk
when it nears the American east
coast "through a repitition of cir-
cumstances which marked the loss
of the steamship Athenia."
Generosity 0' Red
Maxn Makes Indian
.Awards Possible
In casting a glance about today's
streamlined campus, it is difficult to
associate it with the days of war
whoops, whirring arrows and Indians.
However there are many people bene-
fiting today by the generosity of the
red men of yore.
The first benefaction received by
the University of Michigan, consist-
ed of the gift of three sections of
land for the use of the school. The
grant waa made at the Treaty of
Fort Meggs in 1814, and sold by the
University's Board of Trustees in
1817. From their original gift has
evolved a reciprocal grant known
as the American Indian Scholarships.
These awards have been offered at
the University since 1932; there are
five scholarships and any American
Indian student may benefit by them.
It entitles them to a cash allowance
sufficient to meet their semester fees,
and is open to both men and women
in any of the colleges of the Uni-
Two descendants of these great-
hearted Americans are here on cam-
pus at present. They are Marian
Powless, '41, from Port Huron, and
Arthur Biggins, Jr., '42, who hails
from Pocatelo, Idaho.
Matinee 25c' Eve. 35c

Dr. Goldhamer
To Talk Oct. 10
Will Discuss 'Transfusion
And Blood Bank'
Dr. S. Milton Goldhamer of the
Department of Internal Medicine in
University Hospital will address the
Washtenaw County Medical Society
Oct. 10 at its meeting in the Union.
He will discuss the topic, "Trans-
fusion and the Blood Bank."
Post-graduate courses sponsored by
the medical, school will be offered
beginning Oct. 30 at University Hos-
pital, Dr. W. M. Brace, secretary of
the society announced.
A course on the "X-ray Diagnosis
of Thoracic Diseases" will be held
Oct. 30 through Nov. 4; a course in
"Psychiatry" Nov. 2 and Nov. 3., and
on "Diseases of Metabolism" Dec. 11
to 16.
University officials today announ--
ced that no changes in classes will-
be permitted after Saturday, Oct. 14.
The official announcement was
issued as a correction to the literary
school catalogue which states that
no classes may be entered after the
"second week."
Slosson Gives
Talk At Hillel
Discusses The Influence
Of Men And Books
The books and men which have
influenced my mind the most are
those which by their style have crys-
tallized the thoughts I had in solu-
tion, Prof. Preston Slosson of the his-
tory department, said in a speech
given at the Hillel Foundation yes-
terday immediately following the
regular Friday night Conservative
Three professors of history at Col-
umbia University are the men who
influenced me the most, Professor
Slosson remarked, for they made their
subject so real and alive that I gave
up my plans to become an attorney
and decided to teach.
tI, ____-______W_______-


Field House Scene
Huge Pep Meeting

9,000 Salute I
Football Team

(Continued from Page 1)
All of them surged into the streets
when the entertainment was over
and proceeded in a noisy rush to the
campus business district.
Class competitive rivalry reared
its head with the perennial "to hell
with '42" cries rising from the crowd
several times a minute. The mob
swarming in the streets was organ-
ized on more or less class lines
throughout the entire evening.
Michigan's sensational Varsity,
Band broke the trail down State
Street at 7:15 p.m. to open the pep
ceremonies. "They were trailed by
the thousands of students who had
been waiting for half an hour for the
program to begin.
They poured into the Field House
by the hundreds, and literally filled
the place to the rafters. A half dozen
daring youths climbed up on the
steel girders when they found all the
seats filled down stairs.
Said Dye Hogan whose "M" Club
prevented the recurrence of the riots
of the past: "As far as I am con-
cerned, we shall have more pep:

.Hey Jitterbugs!
Have you heard
Herb "Wed-" Ritz
and His Rand
at the ARMORY?
Sweet* .** * t
Ranee Music
Every Friday and Saturday
from 9 till 1

Straits Bridge Bid Taken
LANSING, Oct. 6.-(/P)-The State
Highway Department announced to-
day that Sprague and Henwood, Inc.,
of Scranton, Pa., was lowy bidder qn
projected test borings in the Straits
of Mackinac for the proposed bridge
linking the Upper and Lower Penin-
G. Donald Kennedy, deputy high-
way commissioner, said the .borings
are cssential to a study which will
determine the feasibility of the
Straits span. The exploratory pro-
ject will cost an estimated $25,000.


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Ladies 25c

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