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Newly-Completed Dorms House 95o Men

Spring Building
To Boost Total
To ,500 Men
Fourteen Individual Units
To Offer Housing After
Construction Is Finished
Freshmen men students, 950 of
them, will move their baggage this
week into dormitory living quarters
in the newly-constructed University
west quadrangle behind the Unioin
building, Prof. Karl Litzenberg, direc-
tor of residence halls, announced to-
Professor Litzenberg, who heads a
staff of officers and supervisors which
has been appointed to plan and direct
the social and academic life of the
dormitory residents, said that all the
work in the West Quadrangle has
been completed on schedule.
During the past week workmen
have moved furniture into the new
rooms, finished the actual building
construction and cleaned up the
Opens Next Semester
The new quadrangle, which Univer-
sity officials say will inaugurate a
new era in the life of University stu-
dents, houses 942 men. Other section
of dormitories, located on Willard
St., is scheduled to open its doors
next semester-
Applications for rooms in the West
Quadrangle are still being received at
the Dean of Students office, but Mr.
Litzenberg said that .he anticipated
that applications for rooms will ex-
ceed the living quarters available.
Persons who are not admitted this
semester will be considered first in
room applications to the Willard
St. section next January.
Houses- in the West Quadrangle
are Allen-Rumsey House, opened last
all; Robert Mark Wenley House,
Michigan House, Henry Carter;Adams
House, Chicago House, Alfred Henry
Lloyd House, Alexander Winchell
House and George Palmer Williams
House. b
In the 'East Quadrangle will be
Charles Ezra Greene House, Moses
Coit Tyler House, Albert Benjamin
Prescott House and Burke Aaron
Hinsdale House.
Fletcher Hall
Aside from the West and East
Quadrangles, the University residence
halls include Fletcher Hall, a small
house situated six blocks from cam-
pus, and the Victor C. Vaughan res-
idence at the corner of East Cather-
ine Street and Glen Avenue, for med-
ical students.
The Lawyers Club and John P. Cook
Building, not coming under the con-
trol of the Board of Governors of
Residence Halls, having been acquir-
ed under the terms of special be-
quests, provide living accomodations
for members of the Lawyers Club, and
approximately 100 residents are ac-
comodated each year by the Union,
selected from men of the 'faculty,
graduate school and senior classes.
The West Quadrangle includes in
its eight houses 101 single rooms, 409
double rooms and 13 suites. There is a
central commons in which are housed
the kitchens and dining, halls, of
which there are four on two floors,
to each of which residents of two
houses will be assigned for meals.

On this architect's drawing of the new Union dormitory group, the newly-completed units are indicated from
the point (4) onward through the unmarked sections. Number (1) spots the Union, number (2) the Union
wing, and number (3) Allen-Rumsey House.

Expenses Vary
In Proportion
To Earning s
Living scales and yearly budgets
in Ann Arbor vary up and down a
"sliding scale" in proportion , to the
income of the individual. Some stu-
dents manage to "work their way"
through entirely; others get along
nicely on allowances of $100 a month.
However, the average budget for
University students has been estimat-
ed at about $530 per year for Michi-
gan residents and about $570 per
year for non-residents. Such an econ-
omical budget, of course, neglects
such items as clothes and other ad-
ditional expenses.
For students interested in "rock
bottom figures," University authori-
ties have computed a bare minimum
budget of $347 for Michigan residents
and $387 for non-residents. Most
students, however, will find their ex-
penditures running closer to the $500
mark, unless they are prepared to do
without the luxury of dates, movies
and recreation.
The "average" budget of $530 runs
something as follows: One dollar
per day for a balanced diet, or about
$250 per year; $4 per week for room
or about $150 per year; $110 for tu-
ition and about $20 for books.
Many students spend as low as $2
per week for rooms in outlying sec-
tions of town farther from campus.
Comfortable rooms immediately off
the campus run closer to $5 weekly.
The rise of the student cooperative
movement in the past few years hos
done much to slash living costs for
students, without eating too far into
time needed for study and recreation.
The Wolverine Cooperative offers
20 meals a week for $4.50 while the
five men's and one women's coope.-
ative living houses run about $2 for
room and $2.50 for board.

Freshmen Flaunt Traditional Pots,

Customs Of

Yesteryear s


Choral Union
Again Offers
Music Series
President Charles A. Sink
Announces Program Of
Unusual Musical Talent
61st Annual Session
Nine musicians of world renown
and two of the finest symphony or-
chestras in the United States make
up the program of the Choral Union
Concert Series for the 1939-40 sea-
Serge Rachmaninoff, Russian pi-
anist, composer and conductor, opens
the series on Oct. 24. He will be
followed by Fritz Kreisler, violinist,
who will present his recital here on
Nov. 6. Jussi Boring, Swedish
tenor and youngest star of the Met-
ropolitan Opera Company will pre-
sent the third of the concerts.
Plays Nov. 27
The New York Philharmonic-
Symphony Orchestra conducted by
John Barbirolli will play here on
Nov. 27. The principal bass of the
Chicago Opera Company, Alexander
Kipnis, sings here Dec. 7.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra,
Serge Koussevitzky conducting, pre-
sents, the sixth concert of the series
on Dec. 14. Kirsten Flagstad, Nor-
wegian soprano and member of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, will
again be heard in Ann Arbor on Jan.
15. She will be followed by the 18-
year old Hungarian violinist, Robert
Virovai. He will play here on Jan. 25.
Concerts by Bartlett and Robinson,
the English piano duo on Feb. 14,
and by Artur Rubenstein, well-known
pianist, on March 6 bring the series
to a close.
Ticket Prices
Prices for season's tickets are $6,
$8, $10 and $12 with separate tickets
selling for $1, $1.50, $2 and $2.50.
Included with the seasons ticket is a
"May Festival stub" which will apply
on the price of the tickets to the an-
nual May Festival, a four-day music
fete which will be held May 8, 9,
10 and 11 of next year. There is no
extra charge for this stub.
The May Festival attracts to Ann
Arbor every year a number of the
best musicians of this country as well
as foreign-known artists. The Phila-
delphia Orchestra plays at each of the
six concerts on the Festival series.
Cooperative Houses Gain
More Student Support
From an unassuming beginning in
1934 the cooperative housing move-
ment at the University has expanded
until last year there were 125 stu-
dents living in six different coopera-
tive houses.
In 1934 the Rev. H. L. Pickerill
rented a room in the basement of
his home on Maynard Street to Eldon
Hamm, who was working his way
through school. By the end of the
year three men were living together
in the basement and sharing the task
of keeping order. In the next year
a shower and gas range were in-
stalled, and eight men joined to-

v I

Johnny, lacking that circular grey
atrocity known as a pot, walked
through the Engineering Arch. It
was a nice September day and mir-
aculously not raining. Ann Arbor
looked fine to him. He went over
to the benches tc the right of the
Arch and sat down for a cigaret. In
a minute, when the good looking
blond came over and sat down by
him, he stopped thinking about what
college life was going to be like and
started a conversation.
She was, it seemed, a senior but
her boy friend wasn't in town yet and
she was lonesome and yes, there
certainly wasn't any reason why they
shouldn't go down town for a beer.
Johnny, lacking that circular grey
atrocity known as a pot, walked
through the Engineering Arch. The
two big guys stepped in front of
him, looking tremendous, aggressive,
"Where's your pot, frosh?" the un-
shorn one asked. His statement was
a masterpiece of inflection, the first
three words a query, the last freight-
ed with scorn.
"I haven't got one."
"I haven't got one, what?" the
other said, stepping forward omin-
"I haven't got one, sir," Johnny
said, scared, wishing he were back
in Three Corners High.
"Well, get one before we see you
again or . . ." He raised the heavy
oak paddle that had been dangling
from his right hand.
"Yes, sir. Right away, sir,"
When they had gone away Johnny
went over to the benches standing to
his right and sat down to recover


Noted Commentator

Eight Leaders
On Schedule



from the shock before he went over
to buy the pot.
"What cha doin'?'- The bent figure
at the other end of the bench arose
in righteous wrath.
"Sitting down."
"Ya a frosh?"
" Yes."
"This is senioir bench. Scram,
Quick before . -
Slowly Johnny got up and walked
across the diagonal. As he passed
the library he felt a light hand on his
"Hello, Tom."
Johnny looked around. She was
blond and slim and very pretty.
"My name is Johnny, not Tom,"
he said.
"How about the Orient for beer?"
Johnny asked, relieved to meet some-
one friendly.
"The Orient? Why, freshmen and
women can't go there. The boys
would .throw them out."4I
The alternative was to walk home
with her so Johnny did. Outside the
sorority there were the same two
fellows who had stopped him at the
"Hello, Doris," they said. Then
when they saw Johnny, their faces
"What you doing with a senioir,
frosh?" one said, stepping in front
of him.
"Why . . . why, nothing."
"Freshmen don't go with senior
women. They dont go with any
women until they grow up."
"Yes, sir"
"Assume the position."
Johnny bent over and felt the
sharp hurt of two blows.
Michigan: 1939 isn't the same as
Michigan: 1920. So don't worry
frosh. College has grown up. You
won't have to

Libraries Hold
More Than A
Million Books
More than a million valuable vol-
umes, representative of every period
and phase of the history of mankind,
are located on the shelves of the
various units of the University of
Michigan Library.
The Library proper is composed of
several smaller branches, all of them
available to students and located on
the University campus. The General
Library, standing in the middle of the
campus diagonal, is the largest, con-
taining 607,615 volumes, and 14,389
maps. It contains a number of special
collections, many of which have been
received as gifts during recent years.
Some of the most valuable of these-
are the Parsons Library of Political'
Science, the Goethe Library, the Mc-
Millian Shakespeare Library and a
number of other groups of smaller
The . large library building was
opened in 1920. It has seats in its
various reading and study rooms for
about 1,000 persons. The General
Library is open daily, during the aca-
demic year, from 7:45 a.m. to 10
p.m., except Sunday, when it is open
from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The William L. Clements Library
of American History, completed in
1923, houses an invaluable collection
of books, manuscripts and maps. The
library was the gift of William L.
Clements, '82, and relates to the dis-
covery of the western continent and
its settlement and later history. The
collection is said to be especially rich
in rare books and pamphlets deal-
ing with early colonial history and
the period of the American Revolu-
tion. It is located on South University
Other branches of the University of
Michigan Library are the Architec-
ture Library, the Chemistry and
Pharmacy Library, the School of
Dentistry Library, the Economics-
Mathematics Library, the Engineer-
ing Libraries, the Forestry Library,
the Law Library, the Medical Li-
braries, the Museum Library, the
Natural Science Library, the Physics
Library, and the Transportation Li-
The University Library is one of
the depositories for the printed cata-
log cards issued by the Library of

Mrs. Roosevelt Is Included;
Eve Curie, Knickerbocker
Also To Deliver Talks
Kaltenborn Returns
H. V. Kaltenborn, who established
himself as one of the world's most
capable commentators on interna-
tional affairs during the war crisis,
will be one of eight outstanding per-
sons to speak in Ann Arbor this year
on the University Oratorical Associa-
tion series.
Therseries, which will be opened
by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt on
Oct. 26, will also include Jan Masaryk
of Czechoslovakia, H. R. Knicker-
bocker, winner of a Pulitzer Prize for
foreign newspaper correspondence,
and Eve Currie, daughter of radium-
discovering parents.
Mr. Kaltenborn, who was named
Hans Von Kaltenborn by his Ger-
man parents, has achieved world-wide
recognition by his interpretative de-
scriptions of the progress of diplo-
macy before the Munich crisis and
before Hitler ordered his legions into
Poland. The radio commentator will
discuss world affairs in his address"
here on Dec. 12, "Kaltenborn Edits
the News."
Mrs. Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt, who has made a
repuitation for herself as a public
speaker and newspaper columnist,
will discuss "The Relationship of the
Individual to the Community."
Jan Masaryk, son of the first presi-
dent of Czechoslovakia and until re-
cently that country's minister to
Great Britain, will occupy the second
place on the lecture program. He
will speak Nov. 14 on the: subject
"Civilization in Peril."
On Nov. 20, Cornelia -Otis Skin-
ner will present a new program of
character sketches. The outstanding
dramatic recitalist, In the country,
Miss Skinner is very popular in Ann
Arbor, having played to a capacity
audience in Hill Auditorium three
years ago.
. The well-known radio commentator
and political analyst, H. V. Kalten-
born, will speak Dec. 6, on "Kalten-
born Edits the News." His almost
hourly analysis of the Czechoslo-
vakian crisis and his trans-Atlantic
interviews are considered the great-
est feats of modern radio.
H. R. Knickerbocker
H. R. Knickerbocker, newspaper
correspondent and winner of the 1930
Pulitzer Prize for Journalism, will
give the sixth address of the lecture
series. He will speak Jan. 17 on "At
The Ringside of History."
"Polynesia-a Tale of Tahiti" is
the first illustrated lecture of the
series. This will be the subject of
Earl Schenk when he speaks on
Jan. 24.
Eve Curie, whose biography of her
famous mother has gained world-wide
acclaim in the literary field: will
speak on "Science and a Woman"
on Feb. 15.
The final lecture, also to be illus-
trated by motion pictures, will be by
Nichol Smith. Smith has made some
exclusive pictures of the island of
Hainan which has seldom been visit-
ed by white men.



Concerts, Lectures Lent Spice

To Campus Life Last


Sept. 20. Orientation Week begins.
More than 1900 Freshmen meet stu-
dent advisers and begin acquaint-
anceship with campus and school life.
Sept. 24. Rushing period for fra-
ternities and sororities begins. Men
to rush until Oct. 6, women until
Oct. 14.
Sept. 26, School opens in all col-
leges and departments. Record en-
rollment is indicated, as 10,649 regis-
ter by this date.
Sept. 27. Prof. Louis A. Strauss,
former head of English department
and member of Board of Student
Publications, dies.
Oct. 8. Football team crushes Chi-
cago, 45-7, for second straight vic-
tory. Enrollment reaches 11,366.
Oct. 10. Fraternities pledge 449

eliminates vote by engineers on abol-
ishing their offices. Badly outnum-
bered sophs are harassed by fresh-
men, as Black Friday comes. Home-
coming brings over 60 fraternity, sor-
ority and other dances over weekend.
Oct. 29. Varsity celebrates home-
coming by 14-0 win over Illinois. Sig-
ma Chi awarded cup for best decora-
Oct. 30. Ann Kingston is chairman
of annual Panhellenic banquet held
in League.
Nov. 4. Interfraternity Ball is held
at Intramural Building.
Nov. 5. Football team hits come-
back trail with 19-13 win over Penn-
sylvania. "Touchdown Twins" Tom
Harmon and Paul Kromer star.
Nov. 12. Michigan and Northwes-
tern battle to scoreless tie in game

captain of the 1939 football team. Col.
Stewart-Roddie speaks in Oratorical
Series on international scene.
Dec. 1. Galens drive for Christmas
money for hospital children. Tea
and fashion show is sponsored by
WAA in League.
Dec. 17. Christmas vacation begins.
Jan. 4, 1939. Robert Rosa wins
Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Phi
hour sale. Over 3,000 attend. Wrest-
fire in early morning; no one hurt.
Jan. 6. More than 600 donate mon-
ey to aid Spanish Loyalists at meet-
ing of American Student Union.
Jan. 8. Basketball team, after
string of successes in East during
Christmas holidays,, loses Big Ten
opener to Illinois, 30-20. Hockey
team downs Port Dover, 6-2.
Jan. 10. Wolverine cagers out-

uhin, famed violinist, gives concert
in Choral Union Series. Applications
for flight training in the University
are open to students. Varsity hockey
team takes Woodstock, 6-2.
March 1. Newspaper reception by
radio is demonstrated by University
Broadcasting Service at Morris Hall.
Toronto beats hockey team by score
of 4-2.
March 2. "Childhood of Maxim
Gorky" is shown at Lydia Mendel-
ssohn under auspices of Art Cinema
League. Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr de-
livers final lecture on God-"Exis-
tence and Nature of God."
March 4. Wolverines smash Hoosier
title hopes with 53-45 victory. Puck-
men trounce Illinois 3-1 to .break
losing streak.
March 17. Three hundred couples

April 1. Phapril Phool's Phoo Phro-
lic, held at League by Panhellenic As-
sociation and Congress, attracts 500.
Prof. Mentor Williams wins 'Ensian
popularity poll.
April 3. Harry Kipke, former foot-
ball mentor, and Joseph J. Herbert
sweep regency vote.
April 7. Spring vacation begins
(whoopee! !).
May 5. Huge parade leads way to
Michigras asg3,500 attend opening
May 10. Gladys Swarthout opens
46th May Festival.
May 11. Announce freshmen orien-
tation advisers for 1939. Varsity ten-
nis team trounces Notre Dame, 9-0.
May 12. Marian Anderson receives
18 curtain calls from usually staid

ence or Art." Dramatic Season op-
ens with "No War in Troy" starring
Philip Merivale. Fifty athletes praise
letter supporting subsidization of
May 18. Final Panhellenic-Con-
gress dance is held in League ball-
pan Hall is the Law Quadrangle. Here
is located the Law Club, residence
for law students, the Law Library,
containing 130,409 volumes, and
Hutchins Hall, site of the law offices
and classes.
May 19. "Whirl of Tomorrow,"
architects ball, is held in Architecture
May 20. Hoyt's last Michigan team
captures Big Ten track crown.
May 21. Swingout, annual senior
procession, marches from library to
Hill Auditorium.

wins annual singing contest. Twenty
men tapped by Michigamua. Michi-
ganensian distribution begins.
May 26. Connie Bryant and Bill
Clark to attend American University
at Beirut, Syria, next year as ex-
change students. Varsity netters take
Ohio Weslyan, 5-2. Wolverine nine
gains 5-2 triumph over Purdue.
May 29. "White Steed," is third of-
fering of Dramatic Season.
June 1. Gargoyle, humor (???)
magazine, features Esquire motif in
final issue. Beth O'Roke is named
summer League president. Golfers
take second as netters make third
place in Big Ten conference meet.
June 2. Union to open Student
Book Exchange during exam week.
June 3. Carl Van Doren speaks as

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