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October 12, 1941 - Image 16

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PA "E FOUR

THE MICHIG~AN D AIV

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1941

Wood-Sawing reeks Rst
Was Primary LongHistory
Athletic Event At U rty
First CrtckeniTersntA
First Cricket Team At Fraternities, Sororities
University Sanctioned
In 1865 As First Sport AdsCoL iv
Aids To Living
(Cntnud-ro Pg Group living at the University
for the class of '75 built a gym- of Michigan in the form of frater-
nasium made up of "two uprights nities, sororities and, more recent-
with a cross beam and ropes dang- ly, cooperatives has had a long
ling from eyebolts." 1879 also saw and varied history.
a University boat club which "nav- Oldest record is held by' frater-
igated the raging Huron above nity organizations. The first fra-
the dam in a six-oared barge." ternal societies to be founded were
Track and field activities were Chi Psi and Beta Theta Pi in 1845
organized in 1874 by the Univer- and Alpha Delta Phi in 1846. Oth-
organized in 1874 by the Universi- ers that followed shortly were
ty Athletic Club, but the first meet Delta Kappa Epsilon in 1855; Sig-
ma Phi in 1858; Zeta Psi in 1858;
was not held until 1876. Student
and townspeople spectators were Fraternity life at the Univer-
treated toa program which in- sity was not established until
eluded such events as a ten mile after a long struggle between
walk, fencing contests, standing the faculty and fraternity mem-
broad jump backwards, and a bers. The existance of a fra-
ternity was discovered when
three-legged race. The winners somestudent depredations were
immediately biroetraining on two traced to the Chi Psi lodge, lo-
Annboxes of cigars contributed by an cated about where the Forest
TheArbo mrchnf Michigan Hill Cemetery now is, in the
aTheicsl histoy f ihia spring of 1846.
letics becomes less ridiculous With the subsequent revela-
around the turn of the century. tion of the existance of the se-
Fielding Yost took over the foot- cret societies of Beta Theta Pi
boll team in 1901 and the Univer- and Chi Psi, a long dispute be-
oil;' scored 550 points that year gan. Members of the organi-
zations blanking their opponents. were expelled and re-
) e 0 <0 -><.-- -? admitted with great frequency.
,. 7y At one time even the State
Legislature was urged to take
H ATS OFF L a hand in the situation. The
O fraternities, however, finally
to the . won outinl1850.
"LIT" SCHOOL Psi Upsilon in 1865; and Delta Tau
Delta in 1874, reestablished in
1900. There are now 41 under-
graduate fraternities.
100 YEARS J Alpha Delta Phi was the first
fraternity to occupy a chapter
house. In 1875-76 it occupied the
of SERVICE old "Octagon House" on the site
of the present Hill Auditorium.
Sigma Phi took up quarters in the
bld home of Prof. Moses Coit Ty-
GAGE LINEN SHOP Yler on the beautiful site of the
" h present chapter house in 1882. The
"o the Arcade" Delta Kappa Epsilon house was
built in 1889.
* 0 ;Comparison of figures of frater-

nity establishment between Michi- Soon after the fraternities won At the present time there are
gan and other universities show their struggle with the faculty in 19 sororities on the campus. The
that this institution was one of the 1850 the nine oldest ones founded first one to be founded here was
first of the larger universities in before 1876 joined in the "Palla- Kappa Alpha Theta in 1879 only
which fraternity life took deep hium" which took its name from to be discontinued later and re-
root. At the -present time about n annual first published in 1859. established in 1853. Gamma Phi
one-third of the men students on; For a long time the rivalry be- Sets came in 1882; Delta Gamma
the campus belong to the Greek tween this group and the societies in 1885; and Collegiate Sorosis in
letter societies.! established after 1876 continued. 1886.
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for One Hundred Years
of Progress in Education
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