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September 19, 1939 - Image 31

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 1939




Annual Prizes
Are Awarded
In Hopwoods
Given For Literary Work
In Four Fields: Drama,
Essay, Poety And Fiction
One of the outstanding features
of the University's extracurricular
activities is the annual Jule and
Avery Hopwood contest for creative
writing which offers $100 in prizes
to freshmen. These awards are made
each spring in four fields of literary
activity; essay, poetry, fiction and
The freshmen awards are only part
of the $10,000 given annually to stu-
dents showing ability in the various
fields of writing. The major awards
are limited to seniors and graduate
students and the prizes have been for
as much as $2,500, at the discretion
of the judges in each of the three
Minor Awards
The minor awards, which are open
to undergraduates, are limited to
To be eligible for the competition
a student must be taking 12 hours of
regular work in the University and
must have no grade below "C". Also,
the student must be enrolled in at
least one course in composition in
the English department of the engin-
eering or literary college, or in the
journalism department of the literary
The contest was established by the
will of Avery Hopwood, '05, in 1931
to foster student creative writing and
to encourage in particular "the new
and radical." Mr. Hopwood was a
successful writer of light comedy
dramas for the stage. The contest was
inauguarated in 1931 and eight con-
tests have been held for the major
and minor awards. The freshman
Ontest was started in 1932.
The judges for the contest are se-
lected from among the nation's lead-
tfig writers in the different fields.
In the last eight years the judges
have included Agnes Repplier, Louis
Untermeyer, Stephen Vincent Benet,
Franklin P. Adams, MVfax Eastman,
Henry Seidel Canby, Dorothy Can-
field Fisher, John Erskine, Sinclair
Lewis, H.L. Menoken, Mark Van Doren
and Dorothy Thompson.
Has Become Famous
The contest has become famous
throughout the country, and it is
expected that it will become a major
souce for the recognition and en-
douragement of amateur talent in
creative work. Past award winners
have had wonderful success, as five
of the prize winner's novels have been
published. The first published was
Mildred Walker's "Fireweed" which
was a prize winner in 1933. Hubert
Skedmore, who was a prize winner
in 1936, had his novel "I Will Lift Up
Mine Eyes" published and it was a
contender for the Pulitzer prize in
1937. The 1936 major award winner,
Ruth L. Dobson, had her prize win-
ning novel "Straw in the Wind" pub-
lished. Baxter Hathaway, also a prize-
winner in 1936, wrote "The Stubborn
Way" which was published. Emman-
uel Menatsagaenian, an Armenian
student enrolled int the graduate
school in 1937, learned to speak Eng-
lish while working in an automobile
factory"and filed his naturalization
papers just two weeks before his
winning of a Hopwood award was
Part of the endowment money has
been set aside to bring an outstanding
speaker for the Hopwood lecture
which is given yearly at the award
meeting in the spring. The speakers
for the last three years have been
Christopher Morley, Walter Prich-
ard Eaton and Carl VanDoren.
There have been many additions
to the fund since its inauguration in

1931, the largest being $50,000 which
was made upon the death of a near
relative of Avery Hopwood.
Two hundred and nine youth hos-
tels in the United States' eight re-
gions include extensively developed
loops in Pennsylvania of Harrisburg,
and in Michigan, westward from Ann
Arbor. More than 50 residents of
Ann Arbor are youth hostel pass-
If you have a yen for the
good things in life, you'll
enjoy the food here .. .
and the courteous service.
Every dishv has that
home-cooked quality ob-
tained only with careful
attention to every detail
of preparation.

Fraternity Rushing No Longer
A'Knock Down Drag Out' Affair

Fraternity rushing today is a far
cry from what it was a half century
ago when the Greek letter boys em-
ployed "knock 'em down and drag
'em out" tactics in an effort to re-
f place the departed seniors of the
year before. Today's rushing, great-
ly modified and strictly on a gentle-
manly basis, is supervised by the In-
terfraternity Council working with
the University.
While it is true that a large pledge
class is necessary and beneficial to a
house, the fraternities discosered
that the old system was working
against them in the long run. Today,
Author Donates
Stewart White Presents
The original manuscripts of Stew-
'art Edward White's famous stories
of Michigan's early lumbering days,
"The Blazed Trail" and "The River-
man," were given to the Michigan,
Historical Collections of the Univer-
sity last week by the author.
These manuscripts, in Mr. White's
cwn longhand and showing changes
made in the novels before their publi-
cations, are a fitting addition to the
collection here,, according to Uni-
versity officials. In them, it is
pointed out, lies the romantic story
of one of the State's most significant
early industries.
"The Blazed Trail," published in
1902, was the novel which first
brought Mr. White prominence in the
literary world.
"The Riverman" was published in
1908. Altogether, Mr. White has
written over 40 works and has been
a frequent contributor to the period-
ical press.
Mr. White was born in Grand
Rapids in 1873 and graduated from
the University of Michigan in 1895.1
He was given the honorary Master;
of Arts degree by the University in
1903. He now lives in Burlingame,
Botanical Gardens'
51 Acres Of Fertile
Land Located Here
Among the valued possessions of
the University is its Botanical Gar-1
den, a plot of fertile land consisting
of 51 acres, which offers facilities for
all phases of botanical instruction
and research concerned with growing
Among the equipment which be-C
lno s to thet- tnirnl C~ndpn r

representatives of every house meet
together in an organization known
as the Interfraternity Council and
have set up definite rushing rules
which must be followed by members
and rushees.
In brief, the rules, as outlined by
Tom Adams, '39, president of the
Council, tend to put all of the houses
on an equqal basis. The first two
weeks of the school year, or from
ept. 25 to Oct. 7, are set aside as the
rushing period and no dates with
prospective freshmen may be made
before this time.
All freshmen who are interested in
fraternities are asked to register as
soon as possible during Orientation
Week. Each will receive a copy of
the rules along with the nterfrater-
nity Council Directory.
During the rushing period dates
may be made and rushees visit va-
rious houses either for the noon or
evening meals. In this way rushees
are able to acquaint themselves with
the active members and may inspect
the houses. Other contacts during
the day are permissible, but nothing
elaborate is allowed. In order for
the freshman to have a broad, un-
biased picture of the Greek letter
houses, he should try to visit as many
as possible during the rushing period.
Innovations Planned
In Year's Program
By Hillel Foundation
Varied activities of both social and
academic nature are placed at the
disposal of Jewish students at the
B'nai Brith Hillel Foundation here.
Tutorial work in Jewish subjects,
a career clinic and a new affiliate-
membership plan are among the in-
novations which are being planned
in addition to the regular program of
A honors course in Judaism with in-
struction by competent tutors in the
fields of Jewish history, post-Biblical
literature, modern Hebrew and other
subjects will be inaugurated.
A membership arrangement which
will include several dances, the an-
nual play and other social events at
a new low cost only slightly over the
former annual membership fee will
also be put into effect this fall.
In cooperation with severalUniver-
sity experts, a new career clinic will
administer tests and give vocational
guidance to members desiring this
Conservative services are held every
Friday evening in the chapel, Reform
services are held Sunday mornings,
and Orthodox services are held daily.
Leaders of campus activities will
outline the work of their organiza-
tions, athletic coaches will be intro-
duced and University officials will

i'-g' uuAJ. .. cuia ar ens are welcome the incoming class. Michi-
seven greenhouses, a two-story brick gan songs and refreshments will top
laboratory, and ample work rooms, off the affair.
The entire tract has been piped for During and preceding Orientation
water. Week, a Rooming Bureau, organized
An important feature of the green- by the Dean's Office, will aid fresh-
houses, it has been pointed out, is the men in locating suitable rooms in
provision of several separate rooms approved rooming houses near cam-
for individual research problems, pus. For "emergency" cases, students
each equipped with automatic heat without lodging will be allowed to
control and independent ventilation. stay in the Union dormitory for one
A collection of growing plants for night only. All freshmen are expect-
teaching and exhibition purposes is ed to locate rooms by Wednesday,
now being developed on a wide scale. Sept. 20.
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