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PiGE TWENTY-EfG*IT
Student Senate
Provides Outlet
For Opinions
Discussion Group Elected
By Campus At Large;
Contains 32 Members
Political groups on campus, af-
filiated or otherwise, find an outlet
for expression in the two-year old
Student Senate, a body set up by an
All-University Committee to discuss
student opinion on current local and
national problems.
Consisting of 32 members, the Sen-
ate is elected from the campus at
large -by means of the proportional
representation method of ballot
marking. Sixty-four students filed
nominating petitions for the initial
election in March, 1938, classifying
themselves as mainly conservative or
liberal.
Sponsors SpringParley
The Senate was largely liberal un-
til the biennial election in March of
last year, when the conservatives
gained a majority.
Chief among the Senate's activi-
ties is the sponsorship of the annual
Spring Parley, although the Senate
had no hand in this until the Eighth
Annual Parley last spring. One of
the most widely publicized acts of
the Senate was its announcement
last year asserting that the Michigan
student. body was not in favor of
Harry Kipke, the Republican Party's
candidate for University regent.
Most of the work conducted by the
organization, however, consists of
local campus questions such as hous-
ing, progressive education, and other
problems directly affecting the stu-
dent.
Election This Fall
The next election of the group will
be held this fall to fill seats vacated
by graduations. All students except
freshmen may apply for candidacy
although freshmen may vote.
Determined to make the Senate a
truly representative group, the Hare
system of proportional representation
is employed. In this system, each
ballot is cast with the candidates list-
ed in order of the voter's preference.
The voter indicates his choice as
'first,' 'second,' 'third,' etc. In order
to be elected, a candidate must re-
ceive a number of votes equal to the
total votes cast divided by the num-
ber of positions to be filled.

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Union's Recreational And Eating
Facilities Are Open To Freshmen

Many Awards
Are Available
For Students
Engineering And Literary
Scholarships Are Among
Those Offered Annually
Scholarships, fellowships and loan
funds of many types and amounts
are made available to students
through the University.
Scholarships are generally award-
ed to students who show superior
scholarship abilities, and usually to
those students who need financial
assistance to continue their studies
here.
Six memorial funds established for
the assistance of students in all col-
leges of the University include the
Horace H. Rackham Fund for Un-
dergraduate Students which is award-
ed preferably to Michigan students
with high qualifications, the Steph-
en. Spaulding Scholarship for mem-
bers of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, the
Samuel J. Platt fund for aspiring
lawyers, the John Blake Scholarship
for students from Grand Rapids
Junior College, Charles Francis Adams
Scholarships for Detroit Central
High School students and the Seth
Harrison Fund intended for descend-
ants of Seth Harrison.
Alumni Scholarships established by
alumni clubs for students from their
respective areas include those from
Michigan and Memphis.
Funds for war veterans and their
descendants include the United States
Army, the D.A.R. and the LaVerne
Noyes scholarships. Three Scholar-
ships, the Paul F. Bagley and Gom-
bert in chemistry and one for Ameri-
can Indians, complete the list of gen-
eral funds.
Simon Mandlebaum scholarships
are annually awarded to six men stu-
dents in the literary and engineering
colleges. Memorial Funds include the
Fanny Marsh, John Marsh and Agnes
Weaver scholarships.
Additional funds are provided for
students in sociology, biology, library
science and classical languages.
Scholarship funds in the engineer-
ing college include hte Joseph Boyer,
Harriet Hunt and Minnie Smith funds
for junior and senior engineers, Rob-
ert Gemmell award for freshman
and sophomores, and the Frank Shee-
han Scholarship for aeronautical stu-
dents.

Talks, Teas, Guidance Offered
By Student Religious Association

Organization Is Developed
For AllrGroups; Morgan
In ChargeOf Program
One activity in which freshmen
can participate is the Student Relig-
ious Association which provides round
tablerdiscussions, lectures, teas and
opportunities for guidance at Lane
Hall, its State St. headquarters.
The Association includes all re-
ligious groups, the Protestant, Catho-
lic, Jewish and the Oriental traditions.
It works in cooperation with Dr. Ed-
ward Blakeman, counselor in relig-
ious education, and Prof. Raleigh Nel-
son, counselor to foreign students.
The first SRA activity of the year
was the Rendezvous Camp. One hun-
dred and fifty freshmen were select-
ed to participate in pre-Orientation
Week activities there.
Round Table Talks
Freshmen Round Tables are held
from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. every
Saturday. Opportunity is afforded to
become acquainted with members of
the class, upperclassmen and mem-
bers of the faculty.
"Why College?" will be the subject
of the first discussion which will be
held on Sept. 23. Prof. Mentor L. Wil-
liams of the English department will
speak. He will present a candid
analysis of the reasons for coming to
college and a discussion of the prob-
lem of the relation of education to
religious belief.
On Sept. 30, "For What Are We
Educating?" will be discussed by a
speaker to be announced later.
Dean Walter To Talk
Dean Erich A. Walter, assistant
dean of the College of Literature,
science and the Arts, will speak Oct.
7 on the subject "Sifting the Cata-
logue." He will discuss how a student
can get a well-rounded education at
the University of Michigan and the
general characteristics of a well ed-
ucated man.
Mr. Kenneth Morgan, director of
the Student Religious Association, will
discuss "Extra-Curricular Education"
"on Oct. 14. "For What Are We Pre-
paring?" is to be the subject of Miss
Gertrude Muxen, vocational coun-
selor, at the round table on Oct. 21.
On Oct. 28, "Boy and Girl Relations"
will be discussed by a speaker to be
announced later.
After October, the round table dis-

cussions will be planned by the mem-
bers of the freshman class.
Other activities of the Association
include lectures given by members of
the faculty and visiting speakers on
the various phases of religion. Series
of talks planned now include four
lectures on "The Existence and Nature
of Religion," in answer to the ques-
tion, "Why Be Religious?" This series
complements the series "The Nature
and Existence of God," on which
Bertrand Lord Russel, Mons. Fulton
J. Sheen and Prof. Reinhold Niebuhr
were guest speakers.
Religious Series Scheduled
Other series to be given this year
are "Religion and Politics" and one
on "What I Believe" to be given by
trained religious workers of Ann
Arbor.
Each Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., stu-
dents gather in the library of Lane
Hall for an informal coffee hour and
conversations with faculty members.
Students interested in writing may
join the staff of ""The Religious For-
um," a small magazine published by
the students. It contains essays,
stories, poems, plays and articles. The
editor is William Muehl, '41.
Architect Student Ends
1,000 Mile Cycle Tour
Jean Farrell, of Ann Arbor, land-
scape architecture student at the
University, has just ended a two-
month trip of 9,000 miles by rail and
1,000 miles by cycle across the United
States and Canada to both World's
Fairs as a member of the Rolling
Youth Hostel groups sponsored by
the American Youth Hostels of
Northfield, Mass.

Congress Begins
Its Third Season
Of Operations
Independent Men's Group
To Offer Discount Plan
For Cleaning Charges
Ready to put into effect a new plan
for discounts on personal service
charges, Congress, independent men's
organization, will open its third year
of campus activity this fall.
The Congress Booster Card plan,
worked out by president Philip F.
Westbrook, '40, and committee chair-
man Jack Hoover, '40, will offer dis-
counts up to 25 per cent on such serv-
ices as cleaning, pressing and shoe
repairing. Cleaning and pressing has
been arranged for a 25 per cent dis-
count from the established Ann Arbor
price scale, shoe repairing 10 per cent,
and men's furnishings and clothing
also 10 per cent.
Booster Cards will sell for 50 cents
to students and faculty members, the
income to be used in augmenting the
Congress treasury to be devoted to
such Congress projects as the schol-
arship fund, the tutorial system and
others. Cards will be distributed dur-
ing Orientation Week in the Union
lobby.
Founded with the purpose of pro-
viding for the independent men those
privileges and advantages which are
offered affiliated menby the fraterni-
ties, Congress was organized before
the close of the second semester in
1936. Due to a rapid two-year
growth, Congress is now one of the
three most influential men's organi-
zations on campus. Cooperation with
the Union and the Interfraternity
Council promises to weld the male
student body into a well-knit unit this
year and in coming years.

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Incoming freshmen and transfer,
students today were to receive their
first taste of Michigan Union hos-
pitalityas recreation, club and hotel
facilities were opened to them.
The Union, gathering place for
men students on the campus, is
steeped in campus tradition. Its
functions are many.
A new addition, completed last year,
contains 90 sleeping rooms, two dor-
mitory type rooms that will accom-
modate 12 men each, and quarters
for the Faculty Club, including a
game room and a lounge. The dor-
mitories are used by visiting athletic
teams, and the sleeping rooms are a
part of the building's hotel facilities.
Seven bowling alleys, newly recon-
ditioned and relaid, will be opened at'
the beginning of Orientation Week.
They are located in the basement of
the new addition. A large billiard
room, with tables for pocket billiards
as well as the standard game, is on
the second floor of the building, and
includes eight ping pong tables and
equipment.
The Union swimming pool, which

was used for Conference swimming
meets before the Intramural Build-
ing was completed, is open to Union
members. Women students may use
the pool at specified times, and a
series of lessons in swimming, life
saving and water safety, under Red
Cross supervision, will be announced
during the year. Showers and steam
baths are a part of the pool equip-
ment.
Informal dances are held every Fri-
day and Saturday during the school
year in the main ballroom of the
Union. The Union Formal, held
about the middle of November, is the
first important formal affair of the
year.
Only*men are allowed to use the
Union cafeteria in the basement.
Three meals a day are served, and
the soda fountain is open at all
hours. Members of the Union and
their guests may eat in the dining
room on the first floor.
The Pendleton Library on the sec-
ond floor, is a haven for those who
wish a quiet place to read and study.
It is well supplied with current pub-
lications as well as standard works.

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really clean clothes at a low price make it worth
while to use your Ann Arbor laundries.

VARSITY LAUNDRY
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4185

The Ann Arbor laundries have learned that
the student has special laundry demands, and
for just that reason they have set special prices
on student bundles. Take advantage of the
facilities Ann Arbor offers you.
Have Your Laundry Done
the LAUNDRY Way

SAMPLE
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UNDERWEAR

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6 HANDKERCHIEFS
3 PAIRS OF SOCKS
2 BATH TOWELS
Approximate Cost... $1.10

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and Dry Cleaning Company
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