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Union Offers Services

To Men; League Is Women's Center


: * *;

Men's Council
Is Supervisor
Of Activities
One of the most important Univer-
sity extra-curricular groups is the
Men's Judiciary Council. All cases
of general discipline referred to the
Council by the schools or colleges
are investigated by its Judiciary com-
mittee and findings are reported. In
addition, the Council supervises and
administrates class elections, pep-
rallies, class games and functions of
this sort.
The Council is composed of the
president of the inter-fraternity
Council, the president of the Union,
recording secretary of the Union,
president of the Student Religious
Association, managing editor of The
Daily, president of the Engineering
Council, the presidents and ex-pres-
idents of Sphinx and Triangles and
eight elective members. Three of the
elective members are from the lit-
erary college, and one from the en-
gineering school, business adminis-
tration school, Forestry School, music
school and architectural school. Elec-
tions are held each May with male
students eligible to vote.
The president and secretary of the
council are automatically members of
the University discipline committee
and the president a member of the
committee on Student Affairs.
Sigma Xi Encourages
Scientific Research
The Society of Sigma Xi is a na-
tional ,honorary scientific fraternity
with over 100 chapters and clubs a
various universities. The society wa
founded for the purpose of encour-
aging original investigation in pur
and applied science and for the pro-
motion of friendship among thos<
engaged in research.
The Michigan Chapter was organ-
ized in 1903. Officers are chosen bi-
ennially from among the faculties o
the various sciertific departments o
the University. Members are select-
ed from nominations submitted by
staff members in the department o
specialization. Membership is con-
ferred upon staff members and grad-
uate students who have demonstrate
ability in research, usually throug
publication of noteworthy character
Seniors and graduates who have ex-
hibited high scholarship togethe
with a promise of aptitude in re-
search may be elected to associat
Mimes Sponsors
Annual Union Opera
Mimes is the men's honorary so-
ciety founded in 1912 to provide fo
the continuation of the Michigan Un-
ion Opera as well as to provide en-
tertainment at Union functions.
In its early years Mimes was re-
lated to the fairs and minstrel show
produced during the first years of the
present century as a means of pro-
moting the construction of a Union
building. The first Union Opera wa
presented in 1907. The most successfu
was in "Cotton Stockings" produced
in 1923 which became a hit at the
Metropolitan Opera House after a
tour of the Middle West and the East
Last year's show was "Take A Num-
Iota Alpha Rewards
Engineering Students
Iota Alpha is a society whose aim
is to stamp approval on meritorious
work of engineering students, to stim-
ulate young practical alumni, and

like objectives.
The local chapter, authorized in
1925, was the second in the new na-
tional organization that was formed
at New York University in 1919. At
its inception the organization was
called The Engineering Honor So-
ciety of Iota Alpha.
Eta Kappa Nu Offers
Activities To Engineers
Eta Kappa Nu is a national elec-
trical engineering fraternity found-
ed for the purpose of closer cooper-
ation among, and mutual benefit
to, students and others in the pro-
fession who by their attainments in
college or in practice manifest ex-
ceptional interest and marked abil-
ity in electrical engineering.
The local chapter sponsors elec-
trical engineering colloquiums and
aids in all activities of the electrical
engineering department. Members
are elected from junior and senior
electrical engineers who have main-
tained a high scholarship average.
Supper meetings are held bi-month-
ly at the Union.
LI.. i' I A -I

Engine Council
Aids Students
1 M1any Ways


TMs , _ .____m_ __ _ __

Law Students
Are Honored
By Barristers

Michigan Union 'Gives Services,

- pportiirily T
f Most of the new faces in Ann
Arbor town have probably by now
become thoroughly acquainted with
the building known as the Michigan
Union. But the Union is more than
a club for Michigan men. It boasts
a student organization that is one
of the foremost service groups on
the campus.
From the time the new Michigan
r man enters Orientation week-spon-
esored jointly by the Michigan League
and the Union-till he gets his sheep-
skin, the student is in contact
with the Union staff. After intro-
ducing the class of '44 and transfer
students to Michigan life through
tours, rallies and mixers, the staff
swings into its regular program of
r iStudent Book Exchange
-The Organization Committee fol-
lows with the Student Book Ex-
hange. The idea is medieval-they
used to bater nearly everything
s back in the Middle Ages-but with a
e little polishing it's saving students
- many dollars they need for room and
board. The House Committee con-
s ducts Union registration, handing out
l the little blue cards that certify one's
membership in one of the best men's
e clubs this side of the Hudson River.
Frosh and Sophs alike are relieved
of their pants on "Black Friday"
under rules set up by the Union staff.
During the fall the staff tempers
Wolverine football fervor to red heat
by sponsoring pep rallies and con-
ducting the annual Michigan "Home-
coming" day.n
Dances Each Weekend
Every weekend Michigan men
squire Michigan damsels tp QJnion
dances and every fall they get their.
formal duds out of the moth balls to
go sparking at the first formal dance
iof the social season, the "Union For-
o mal " Other Union social activities
ainclude weekly bridge tournaments, a
a weekly hour devoted to classical
Upper Michigan Men
Aided By 'Hiawatha'
The Hiawatha Club, which nuin-
bers about forty members, was organ-
bid inHou ftyl of 1935 by Vernon
Lasnh, fe-ha boxing coach; Mr.
T. Hawley iTorappin, xncral secre-
tary of the Alumni Association; ad
taMr. John Johnston.
The purpose of the Hiawatha Club
is to foster a feeling of good will and
friendship among Upper Peninsula
men who are students at the Uni-
versity; and second, to create a "Un-
iversity of Michigan Consciousness"
i-among high school graduates from
the Upper Peninsula by sponsoring
collegiate( ennces, advising the high
schoolit ranctes asnd keeping in
touch with Upper Peisula news-
Alpha Alpha Gamma
2 -4--A-4- 1 4 - 4

Men On Camnp-US
recordings, special "Coffee Hours,
the Union "Open House," hobby
groups and debates. On Sunday af-
ternoons members of the faculty are
invited to lead discussion groups on
current topics. The well-known Ice
Carnival and the annual Activities
Smoker are also sponsored by the
Count Class Ballots
The Union Staff counts the ballots
in all class elections and the staff
is the brains and brawn behind those
card displays everyone admires a
the football games. When the time
comes to go home the Union helps
you to get there by operating a trave
agency. High school seniors through-
out the state get a preview of Michi-
gan on "University Day" when th(
Union Staff conducts them on tours
about the campus.
Vulcans Honors_
Senior Engineers
Vulcans is an honorary society fo
senior engineers from every depart-
ment of the engineering school.
The Vulcan society serves to bind
the leaders of each senior class into
an active body which can function
as a unit for the betterment of the
University and, more specifically of
the Engineering School. Beside this
j goal it functions as a means to ac-
quaint those of one department with
the ideas and personalities of the
other departments.
Vulcans have loaned a helping
hand to all campus doings such as the
selling of Goodfellow Dailys, Dorm
Dance tickets and the like. It has
played an active part in the sponsor-
ing of all Key Dances.
Every spring active members of
Vulcans select 14 members of the
Junior Class to succeed them and
carry on the traditions of Vulcans
New members are selected upon their
merits as campus leaders.
Christian Scientists
Sponsor Services
Christian Science Organization at
the University of Michigan holds its
services every Tuesday evening at
8:15 o'clock in the Chapel of the
Michigan League Building. The or-
ganization also maintains a room or
the second floor of Lane Hall, where
the Bible, the writings of Mary Baker
Eddy, and all authorized Christiar
Science literature may be studied.
Students, alumni, and faculty mem-
bers of the University are cordially
invited to attend the services and tc
use the Study Room.
Freshman Women
Have Honor Society
Alpha Lambda Delta is a society
established to honor those freshman
--- oni-h n -A n ' d7 vryo

The Engineering Council is com- This is an honorary law society
posed of representatives of every class formed at the University of Michigan
and organization in the College ofx~ Law Schiil in 1904. The purpose
Engineering. is succinctly stated to the "social
Class representatives are elected to and professional advancement of its
office and various society representa- members and of the law school."
tives are either elected or appointed, i It also seeks to give recognition to
depending on the society constitution. those law students whom it considers
The class presidents are ex-officio outstanding, by its selection of them
i members. to membership.
The main work of the Engineeringi Membership in any one year is lini-
Council consists of the following: ited to twenty-five senior law stu-
1 o nsuis e anyomg dents. It is self-perpetuating, the ac-
mTo supervise any meetings, tie members each year electing their
competition, elections or other fost- successors in two groups: fifteen in
tions, in which all engineering stu- the spring, and ten more in the fall.
dtSelection is made on basis of schol
dents participate. arship, character, and all-around
t2) To actively promote frequent ability; emphasis is placed on those
social functions of such a nature that iworking on Michigan Law Review,
they will have a popular appeal to and in Case Clubs in the Law School.
all engineering students. As its purpose is largely honorary,
(3) To represent the student body membership may not be solicited;
of the College of Engineering in any it is conferred.
discussions with other schools or Col- Meetings are held every two weeks,
leges.avmusually in the form of luncheons or
(4) To advance the interests of the C us AcsFor W om edinners with faculty members, fol-
College of Engineering in any way Cplowed by short talks by outside speak-
and all ways within its power; par-- Ceers on subjects of current interest,
ticularly by cooperating with theCenterMn League!legal ad otherwise. Initiations are
Student Council, the Engineering in spring and fall with the active
Honor Committee, and the constitu- W. members wearing the black robes
tent engineering societies. Women's activities on campus cen- the chaiman of Judiciary Council and white wigs worn by the English
ter about the Michigan League which and the Women's Editor of The Daily, Barristers, from whom the society de-
5? To present all petitions and is the headquarters for all meet- The League seeks to make itself rives its name.
requests to the proper faculty or ad -ings and undergraduate extra-cur- T-ue o e lr i
ministrative body. ricular organizations. Lee Hardy, '41, the meeting-place for campus women
-- -- is President of the League which is and offers special classes as in social Quarterdeck Society I
supervised by members of the Under- dancing, as well as sponsoring fre- Club
graduate Council. lquent teas. A new feature of the Honorary Naval
h aply (The League, as does the Union for League this year is the 7-11 Club
I th me, hs ahbm-ry usi m-omQuarterdeck Society is an honor-
'the men, has a library, music room' which provides an informal setting ary invitational society of the De-
ping pong tables and piate diingon week-end nights for dancing to partment of Naval Architecture and
AD ]hiuirlish rooms at the disposal of all University
women. A cafeteria on the main floor records, light refreshments, and card- Marine Engineering, College of Engi-
ii r caters to both men and women, dur- playing. neering societies on this campus, it
-jf ing meal and "coke" hours. Senior positions in the League are was formed in 1909.
you build up a fine machine along Organization of the League is com- attained by participating in commit- All meetings are student conduct
the lines of the Kelly-Nash thing, posed of five main committees; so tee organization and "learning the ed. At various times during the year
it will get a monkey wrench in a , cial, orientation, publicity, theatre- ropes" in the freshman and sopho- members write papers on subjects
cog somewhere along fraternity row, arts and merit. Participation in these more years. Committee positions are relative to the field of ships and
and you will go through life a dis- committees is open to second-semes- available to all those who petition for shipping which are read before the
- appointed and frustrated man who ter freshmen and all other students membership. society. Following the reading of
didn't get the JHop chairmanship. if they fulfill scholastic requirements these papers there are general dis-
I wish you would believe me if I for eligibility cards. Sigma Rho Tau Gussions.
added to the above sta out of Women may be on more than one Group At present there is being formed,
activities, but you won't because I committee and should file their peti- Develops Debate Ability under the guidance of the society, a
D tins or heseorgniztion inthesailing club whose membership will
,t and if ndwace nts a ticket Undergraduate office of the League. The Stump Speakers' Society of be open to all who are or want to be-
to the Wynx dance next Friday, he For further information, students Sigma Rho Tau is a branch of the come acquainted with the ways of
can obtain same by calling The may call Lee Hardy at 2-3251. intercollegiate engineering speakers the wind and the water.
]Daily and asking for me. The undergraduate council is coin- society founded at the University of - -
What I didn't know when I came posed of 16 senior women. They are Michigan to develop ability in pub- Forestry Club Is Social
t here was that the most important the president; three vice-presidents; .e discussion and debate. The ma-F
thing you can get in the line of hon- secretary; treasurer; the presidents jor object of the organization is to Professional Society
s ors in a college is a Phi Beta Kappa of Assembly, Women's Athletic As- 'insure a closerbondpofunderstand-
I key, a thing usually regarded as an sociation and Panhellenic; the chair- and the general public through de- dent organization in the School of
- empty honor by people who cannot men of the five League Committees; velopment of speech activities among Forestry and Conservation. Its ac-
- make that organization. Myself, I-- colleges of architecture, engineering tivities are both professional and so-
am far beyond the Phi Bete stage, Buffalo Students and technology. It holds conferences, cial in nature.
having sacrificed a brilliant mind to debates and speech contests on na- Membership is open to faculty
the newspaper business, known Have Own Society tional and engineering problems with members, alumni, Forestry school
popularly as the Fourth Estate, but local societies and branches in other students and pre-forestry students.
if I had it all to do over again, I The National Fraternity of Scalp colleges. Ranks of membership are Dues are two dollars a year. Meet-
would be delighted to give up my and Blade is a social organization for neophyte, novice, associate and full. ings, which are held bi-weekly, are
hundreds and hundreds of friends the promotion of social entertain- Assembly meetings are held every for the purpose of transacting busi-
r to whom I say hello on the diagonal, ment and educational recreation for ruesday evening at 7:30 at the Union. ness and discussing topics of profes-
and the things I will put after my, college men from Buffalo, N.Y. The Training groups meet regularly. sional interest. Speakers from fields
hen I d ad b Michigan Chapter is one of the oldest related to that of forestry appear.
nape when I graduate, and buy a and most active chapters of the The Club serves as a medium for co-
pocket watch or turnip, just for the fraternity aArch i tectura I Society operation with the faculty in matters
sake of that small gold key. But Any male resident of Buffalo in Holds Annual Ball of mutual interest.
enough for that. I am beginning the University is eligible for under- Social activities which are spon-
to brood. graduate membership. The local The purpose of the Architectural steed include the Fall Campfire, at.
f I don't say go out for gradr chapter invites all Buffalonians to Society is to give the student body Saginaw Forest, Spring Field Day,
alone. But there are damn few Phi enjoy the companionship of fellow a means of promoting and developing smokers, dances and dinners. "The
Betes who do that. And I guess townsmen. activities within the Architectural Michigan Forester," the school of
hadn't better say just sudy.B- School itself. This body is also in- Forestry and Conservation's annual,
Ssy. But strumental in getting speakers to ad- is published in the spring and every
you're never going to get another Glider Club Offers dress the students from time to time member receives a free copy.
chance to learn anything in just this I , upon subjects i-elated to their work,
way, and if you try hard to learn it Flying OpportunitiesT spon s rh te ortirn -'rk.
y~u illgetsomthig tht te bg- r-he sponsorship of parties and mix- Phi Kappa Phi Pledged
zyou wiill get something that the Dig- r al pnti raiaina
s gest BMOC in the world sometimes The University Glider Club pro- ers falls upon this organization as
pines for, and that is a good four vides active contact with instruction does the school paper "Designer" and To Unity In Education
year ofmenal lernes, ad sackin gliding and soaring. Instruction the annual Architect's Ball, held in
years of mental alertness, and stack oa u the spring. Student relations with the Phi Kappa Phi, national honor so-
fthat, upagainst being resident of is offered members once a week. Dues fclyaehnldmil hog ciety, has as its motto "The Love cif
pggpare eight dollars a semester with a faculty am-c handled mainly through cey a sismto"h oeo
something or other, and well for me fie dollar initiation fee. No previous the Society. Learning Rules the World." Organ-
I'll take vanilla.i five xprieneisneces.u ized to provide an honor society dedci-
.flying experience is necessary. cated to the unity and democraey of
rI So having read all that I have to The club is the largest in the coun- Tau Epsilon Rho Aims education and open to honor students
say on the subject, you will figure try and is the oldest collegiate glider
yeah but that's not the way he did club in existence. Many members To Help Law Students of all departments of American i-
- Ivrsi~ies and colleges, the sopie1j's
it, who is he to talk, and you will go have gone on to win many major prime object is to emphasize scholar-
out for something, and in three *> gliding and flying contests. Throughhcoandraaivctefinrhe Epsiloo
a 01 rr, ship and character in the thought of



four years will have forgotten this
column and won't remember that
old Touchstone told you so. And
probably old Touchstone won't re-
tnemher that he told you so, either;
as bleary-eyed and gin ridden he
makes scrawls on copy paper in
some second-rate small town news-
paper office.
Elsewhere is printed a list of ac-
tivities for which you may try out.
So long until soon.

Michigan PartySponsors
Student Group Activities
The Michigan Party is primarily
concerned with the betterment of
student government, the awakening
of the general student body to its
opportunities and responsibilities and
the attainment of more equal and
democratic representation.
The Party's purpose is carried out

Chapter of TauEpsilon Rlio intera
tional Jewish legal fraternity seeks
to promote among its members a
deeper grasp of the problems of the
law student and a broader approach
for professional life.
It has sought to sustain a reputa-
tign for scholarship on the campus
and conducts regular discussion
groups on current legal problems,
special review sessions for its mem-
bers and guests on academic courses,
besides entertaining from time to
time prominent members of the bar.,
For the past three years the chap-
ter has won the trophy presented
by the national fraternity for scho-
lastic eminence.
Social activities, including dances,
dinners, and luncheons.
Member-ship is by invitation and

college students, to hold fast to the
original purpose for which institti-
tions of learning were founded and
to stimulate mental achievement by
the prize of membership,
Members are chosen during either
the first or second semester of their
senior year. Outstanding facultymen
also are invited into membership.
The Society provides several scholar-
ships. for which members are eligible,
issues its own journal; holds ban-
quets twice annually and actively as- .
sists its members in every way possi-
ble. Members are chosen by a fac-
ulty committee for scholarship.
Tau Beta Pi Leads Honor
Engineering Societies
Tau Beta Pi is the national senior
engineering honor society similar to
Phi Beta Kappa in the Literary Col>-

through student speakers, lectures,
Cercie Franca is Aids activities placement and student sen-
eE~l E EOCOI IOS ate elections.
Students With Language ny student on campus is eligible
or membership in the Michigan
The principle purpose of the Cercie Party. Meetings are held either in
Francais is to acquaint the student the Union or the League.
with the more familiar aspects of the --- -----
French tongue and culture through La Sociedad H ispanica
a series of lectures and semi-month-
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