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Quiz Kids And Maurice Evans
To HighlightOratorical Series

General Rules (alfl'x of Fam d A 4kfc2

Pro gram
Freshmen Honor Students
Make Phi Eta sigma,
Alpha Lambda Delta
University Offers
Many Opportunities
To more than 10,000 students the
University of Michigan offers more
than an opportunity to obtain an
education through its many societies
and extra-curricular activities.
The, many choices range from
scholastic honor societies to outdoor
clubs to speech societies.
Although most of the societies and
extra-curricular activities . are not
open to first semester freshmen, those
who capnot enter now may do so later
by completing the required number of
years and fulfilling other prerequis-
Phi Eta Sigma is a scholastic honor
society for freshmen men, requiring
a half-A, half-B average for the first
semester or the first two semesters
combined 'for admittance. Alpha
Lambda Delta is the corresponding
society for freshmhen women.
Phi Beta Kappa was founded in
1776 for the recognition and encour-
agement of scholarship and cultural
interests. It is open onl'y to juniors
and seniors of the Colleges of Litera-
ture, Science and the Arts, seniors of
the School of Education and candi-
dates for advanced degrees in the
Graduate School who meet !rigid re-
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor-
ary scholastic society for seniors in
all departments of the University,
holding as -its aim thew emphasis of
scholarship and character in the
thought of college students.
Outstanding senior engineers are
invitedl to join the campus chapter
of Tail Beta Pi, national engineering
honor society. Distinguished scholar-
ship is the prime requisite for mem-
iota Alph&s a society whose aim is
to stamp apprpval on meritorious
work of engineering students.
Quarterdeck, honorary invitational
society of the Department of Naval
Architecture and Marine Engineering,
holds regular ┬░meetings throughout
the year for tits members.
Sigma Xi is a national- honorary
scientific fraternity founded to en-
courage original investigation in pure
and applied science and for the pro-
motion of friendship among those
engaged in research. ;
A national honorary chemistry so-
ciety, Phi Lambda Upsilon numbers
among its members senior and grad-
uate chemists and chemical engineers
elected on the basis of scholarship.
At meetings of the Botany Journal
Club, ,current literature on botany is
reviewed by staff tind advanced stu-
dents oil the second and fourth Tues-
days of each month. All members are
(Continued on Page 7)
Varsity Glee
Club Expects
Bus' Season
With the return of niany of last
year's best men, the University of
Michigan Men's Glee Club is assured
of an early start for the concert sea-
Getting plans for an active season
under way, Manager Clarence Kiop-
sic, '42BAd, has negotiated for an

extensive list of out of town engage-
ments, in addition to the many local
appearances and broadcasts.
Initial tryouts for new members will
be held Thursday, Oct. 2, in the glee
club rooms, third floor, Michigan
Union. Throughout the year regular
rehearsals of the Varsity Club are
held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. each Thurs-
day in their club rooms in the Union.
Organized In 1859
One of the oldest extra-curricular
activities on campus, the group was
organized in 1859 and has since that
date given much to the student mem-
bers and to the school as a whole.
Two years ago, on the midwest tour
the club gave concerts at Northwest-
ern University, the University of Chi-
cago, inj Milwaukee and at several
alumni gatherings. They were also
featured on a national broadcast
sponsored by a motor car company

Of University
Are Outlined

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Four OrchestrasEngaged
For Choral Union Series

THE QUIZ KIDS... .. .will the faculty be stumped?
* * *

Continuing in its long tradition of
bringing the finest lecturers available
to Ann Arbor audiences, the Uni-
versity Oratorical Association series
will present this year distinguished
personalities in the fields of drama,
literature, journalism, diplomacy, en-
tertainment and world travel.
The season ticket sale will open in
Hill Auditorium on Sept. 30.
Maurice Evans, world renowned
Shakespearean actor, will begin the
series Oct. 10 with a dramatic recital
on "Shakespeare in the News."
Evans, who will come to Ann Arbor
immediately prior to the opening of
"Macbeth" in New York, is n-king
a' limited number of appearances
throughout the. country, and is con-
tributing the proceeds of his lectures
to British relief.
His performance here will consist
of interpretations of famous Shakes-
pearean actors whom he has por-
trayed on the stage.
jAnne O'Hare McCormick, the only
woman ever to receive a Pulitzer Prize
for work as a foreign correspondent,
will lecture Nov. 13, on "After the War
What?" Miss McCormick is now a
Foreign Center
Aids Students
Prof. J. R. Nelson Directs
Varied Yearly Program
The International Center under the
direction of Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson
provides a varied yearly program of
activities to aid foreign students in
adjusting themselves to their new
American environment and in getting
acquainted with fellow American stu-
One of the outstanding services of-
fered by the Center is the Counselor's
office. It was organized by the Uni-
versity in 1933, even before the for-
mal organization of .the Centel itself.
Professor Nelson, director of the Cen-
ter, also acts as counselor.
The Counselor's Office aids foreign
students with their problems of hous-
ing and employment, registration and
classification, language, immigration
and naturalization and personal af-
The International Center itself was
opened in the fall of 1938. During the
five years since the establishment of
the Counselor's Office a program of
activities had been developed that
were of such benefit to foreign stu-
dents as to warrant a permanent or-
ganization. The Center now serves
(Continued on Page 2)

member of the New York Times' edi-
torial staff.
Quiz Kids To Appear
Departing from the general char-
acter of Oratorical Association pro-
grams, the series Nov. 24 will present
the popular radio stars, the Quiz Kids.
Adding to the entertainment is a
challenge, slated for acceptance, is-
sted by the Quiz Kids to five' prom-
inent faculty to match wits with them
in Hill Auditorium.
Sinclair Lewis, noted author and
Nobel Prize winner, will debate "Can
(Continued on Page 6)
Creative Work
Is Encouraged
By Hopwoods
Awards Totaling $10,000
Are Granted Each Year
To Competing Students
Contributing highly through the
years toward establishing the literary
fame of the University have been the
Avery and Jule Hopwood awards.
Under the terms of the will of
Avery Hopwood, prominent American
dramatist and member of the class of
'05, one-fifth of the Hopwood estate
was set aside and given to the Board
of Regents for the encouragement of
creative work in writing.
In the 11 years the awards have
been given, they have amounted to
nearly '$10,000 a year. Nowhere else
in the world does a university offer
such large prizes to its students in
the field of writing.
The bequest states, "It is especially
desired that the students competing
for the prizes shall not be confined to
academic subjects, but shall be al-
lowed the widest possible latitude, and
that the new, the unusual, and the
radical shall be especially encour-
The income from the bequest is
split into major and minor awards.
Eligibility for the major awards is
confined to senior and graduate'stu-
dents; but all undergraduate stu-
dents are eligible for the minor
awards provided they meet the gen-
eral conditions for the contests.
Separate Hopwood competitions
are also held for freshmen and sum-
mer school students.
As early as 1931, one year after the
Regents accepted the Hopwood be-
quest, publishers began to be inter-
ested in the results of the Hopwood
contests, and they are accepting
(Continued on Page 2)

Freshmen Are Forbidden
Extra Curricular Work
During First Semester
Use Of Automobiles
Following its usual course of reg-
ulations regarding freshmen activi-
ties, the University will not allow
freshmen to participate in any extra
curricular activities.
At the beginning of the second se-
mester of residence, however, all
freshmen who have received grades
satisfactory to the University will be
issued eligibility cards entitling them
to be active in University activities.
Satisfactory grades must be 15 hours
of work completed, with grades of C
or better, and at least one grade of
B. No freshman who receives a grade
of below C his first semester will be
allowed to go out for activities.
Eligibility Cards
Alternative to the previously men-
tioned rules is an honor point rating
of 21/2 times the number of hours car-
ried during the first semester. Trans-
fer students admitted to the Univer-
sity in good standing may be issued
eligibility cards during the first se-
mester of residence.
General Eligibility Requirements
General eligibility requirements are
an average grade of C and a C aver-
age for the entire academic career of
the student. Students not fulfilling
these requirements may petition the
Committee on Student Affairs for
special permission to engage in extra
curricular activities.
It must be stressed that enrollment
in the University carries obligations
of conduct outside the classrooms and
University grounds, as well as in
them. If students, or groups of stu-
dents do not observe the principles of
conduct as outlined by the University,
they will be liable to disciplinary ac-
tion by the University.
Probationary Status
This action may consist of proba-
tion, suspension or expulsion from
the University. Students on probation
are forbidden to engage in any public
activity, and failure to observe this
rule will result in suspension.
Also, students who fail to make sat-
isfactory grades will be placed on pro-
bation, during which period they
must make up their deficiencies to
remain in residence at the University.
College Rules Outlined.
In regard to College rules, students
who are absent from classes in ex-
cess may be excluded from the course
or be reported to the proper author-
ity. At the discretion of the instruc-
tor, the student may either be drop-
ped from the course without grade, or
be given a grade of E. Exceptional
cases, such as an extended illness, are
naturally taken into consideration
when the instructor's report is made,
but the usual rule is that courses
dropped after the eighth week, for
freshmen, and all other students at
the end of the sixth week, will be re-
corded with a grade of E.
For the benefit of freshmen who
neglected to read the woman's page
of The Daily, women's hours are as
follows: Week nights, 10:30 p.m.; Fri-
day, 1:30 a.m.; Saturday, 12:30 a.m.,
and Sunday 11 p.m.
University Enforces
Auto Regulations
The Dean of Students Office offers
the following general interpretations
of the Automobile Regulation and
suggests that students retain this
article for future reference because
violations will not be excused on the
basis of misunderstanding.
Particular attention is called to
the section relating to stored cars.
These cars must be registered at the
Dean's office without delay and fail-
ure to comply with this requirement
will be considered in the nature of a
The personal and social usage of

motor vehicles is denied all students
who come under the Ruling, but care-
ful consideration will be given to any
student who applies for such neces-
(Continued on Page 5)
Proper Abbreviations
Of Schools And Colleges
To indicate the various schools
and colleges in which a student is
enrolled, the following are in gen-
eral use on the University campus:
College of Literature, Science
and the Arts-Numerals alone.
College of Engineering-E.
Law School-L.
Medical School-M.

SRA Provides
Religion Center
Of University
Organization Offers Wide
Program For Students,
Sponsors Discussions
Established by the university to
aid the understanding of religion in
theory and practice, the Student Re-
ligious Association each year offers
a wide and varied program in the
field of religion and is the center of
a large group of activities open to
all students. '
The co-educational Freshman Ren-
dezvous held at Waldenwoods, a lake
resort near Ann Arbor, this past
week-end was sponsored by the As-
sociation. Outstanding members of,
the faculty and student body partici-
pated in discussions on pertinent re-
ligious and ethical problems.
A two-day conference for mem-
bers of the Association Council and
other students interested in relig-
ious groups here which opened yes-
terday will continue today at Lane
Hall. Open house will be held for
all students tomorrow 'through Fri-
Lectures Sponsored
During the regular school year the
SRA sponsors a program of lectures,
seminars and conferences. Social
service, publications and coffee hours
are also provided. .
University students are given the
opportunity to hear the views of all
faiths at lectures given by Jewish
Rabbis, Catholic Priests and Protes-
tant Ministers and to express their
own opinions at luncheon discussion
and in seminars.
Among the discussions groups are
the Freshmen discussion group open
only to members of the class of '45,
the Association discussion group, the
Saturday luncheon group and the
Inter-Guild luncheon group which
attacks common protestant problems.
Seminars include those on theo-
logy, the Bible, the history of Christ-
ian ethics, social service, Jewish-
Gentile relations, music, Oriental re-
ligions and religious drama.
Lane Hall, the home of the SRA,
is open to any students who wish to
attend meetings, to listen to the col-
lection of recorded religious music
or t4 read in the library of religious
books and magazines.
Publications Published
Two publications are put out by
the Association. One is the Contro-
versy, a quarterly journal of stu-
dent religious opinion, and the other
is the weekly Association News which
presents the program of activities for
the week. SRA also organized the
Bureau' of Student Opinion which
conducts campus polls on subjects
of current interest.
The Association program for Oc-
tober will include initial meetings for
all the discussion groups and sem-
(Continued on Page 7)

Famous Conductor

Studlent Senate
Serves Entire-
Representative Legislature
'Grew From Parleys;
Headed By Bill Todd
Created in 1935 during the ill-
fated Nine Power Conference, the
Student Senate has outlived its in-
ternational contemporary both as a
liberal discussion forum and an active
organization capable of exercising
legislative power.
Thirty student members, elected
under the Hare system of propor-
tional representation, make up the
Senate. These senators hold office
for one year and are the only stu-
dent officers representing the cam-
pus as a whole. Under a new con-
stitution adopted last May, the Sen-
ate completed its growth from a stu-
dent-faculty forum to a campus leg-
Perpetuate Parley
The Student Senate was originally
set up to perpetuate the Spring Par-
ley, and to provide a year-long op-
portunity for the Parley's free discus-
sion of world and campus affairs per-
taining to the student body. Since
its inception, it has led the way to
increased scholarships, better stu-
dent working and living conditions,
and a more complete understanding
among campus groups.
As now constituted, the Senate is
headed by Bill Todd, X42. Vice-presi-
dent Roger Kelly, '42, Secretary Ruth
Basye, '42, and Treasurer Robert
Krause, '42, make up its other of fi-
According to President Todd one of
the Senate's primary objectives will
be increased aid toward students
forced to work for room and board.
With this end in mind, the Senate
(Continued on Page 7)

Moore, Martinelli, Pina,
Szigeti, Vronsky-Babin,
Casedesus Will Appear,
Roth String Quartet
Will Give Concerts
f Grace Moore, Americas own queen
f song and world-famous Metro-
olitan Opera soprano, will make her
Ann Arbor debut when she opens the
ixty-thi'rd annual Choral Union.
Beries on Oct. 22 in Hill Auditorium.
A.group of distinguished artists
has been contracted to follow Miss
loore in the musical se4es. These
include Giovanni Martinelli and Ezo
Pinza of the Meteropolitan Opera;
Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin,
famed piano team; Robert Casede-
sus, outstanding French pianist;
Emanuel Feuermann, renowned vio-
loncellist, and Joseph Szigeti, violin-
ist, whose every appearance in Ann
Arbor has been popular with audi-
Four Orchestras Contracted
For the first time in Ann Arbor's
musical history four major orches-
tras will be heard in the Choral
Union Seriel The Cleveland Orches-
tra, under the baton of Artur Rod-
inski, and the Chicago, under Fred-
erick Stock, will play Sunday after-
noons. The Boston Symphony Or-
chestra under Serge Koussevitzky and
the Minneapolis Orchestra, conduc-
ted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, have
also been engaged to play.
Miss Moore, soprano, opens the
series with a spectacular career be-
hind her. She has been presented,
to six kings and to five presidents,
has been honored by twelve com-
mand performances and been d-
orated by five nations.
The second concert of the series
will be presented by Emanuel Feuer-
mann, violoncellist, on Oct. 30. This
distinguished artist made his debut
with the Vienna Symphony Orches-
tra under Felix Wengartner at the
age of eleven and was made profes-
sor at the Conservatory of Cologne
when sixteen. Today pronounced
one of the foremost of living musi-
cians, Mr. Feuermann enjoyed great
success in the Brahms Double Con-
cert for Violin and Violoncello, which
he played together with Joseph Szi-
geti at the 1940 AnA Arbor May Fes-
Artur Rodzinski will bring his
Cleveland Orchestra here for the
third concert on Nov. 9. Season after
season music centers clamor for this
orchestra and each year finds it a
welcome visitor in tours which cover
a large section of the United States.
This year's concert will mark the
Cleveland Orchestra's third Ann Ar-
bor appearance.
ppera Stars To Appear
November 18 will bring together
Giovanni Martinelli, tenor, and Ezio
Pinza, bass, in a joint recital. The
great tenor is a world institution and
is one of the most distinguished
singers of this age. Pinza, a dynamic
bass, is one of the world's most popu-
lar artists. In their joint concert,
they will provide a program of arias
and operatic duets.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
under the baton of Frederick Stock,
will be heard Sunday afternoon, Nov.
20. The orchestra has just celebrated
its fiftieth anniversary season and
is the third oldest organization in
the country. Loved and remembered
in Ann Arbor, it has provided the
orchestral background for the May
Festivals from 1905 to 1935.
On Dec. 10, Serge Koussevitzky
and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
will make its annual pilgrimage to
Hill Auditorium. Dr. Koussevitzky
has presided over the Boston Or-
chestra for more than fifteen years
and has helped bring its effectiveness
to new heiglas. Included in the rep-
ertoire are the monumental works
of past master. composers, togeth r
with those of the great moderns..
Pianist To Make Debut
After Christmas Vacation, the sev-

enth concert of the Choral Union
Series will feature Robert Casedesus,
eminent French pianist, on Jan. 19,
in his initial Ann Arbor gppearance.
Casedesus has received many honors
from great rulers and musical asso-
ciations alike.
On Feb. 3, Dimitri Mitrdpoulos and
the Minneapolis Symphony Orches-
tra, unanimously acclaimed in its
first appearance here last year, will
return for another engagement.

Not Like The Movies:
Picture of Life In Fraternity
Is Poorly Painted By Movies,

For Independents:
Congress Provides Organization
For Unaffiliated Michigan Men

Hold it a minute, freshman. If
you're thinking of pledging a fra-
ternity, you ought to have some
idea of the general fraternity seteup
at the University, and perhaps have
a few of your fiction story ideas ex-
ploded before you enter into the
maze of rushing.
So place yourself in a quiet corner
and prepare to receive at least a
general outline of the Michigan fra-
ternity system.
First on the list of "must know,"
is the Interfraternity Council. This
is the governing body of all the
fraternities, composed of sophomore
tryouts, juniors and senior officers.
Aided by faculty advisors, the Coun-
cil makes regulations which are ap-
plicable to all fraternities and is
the clearing house for fraternity
news, and all dinformation regarding
the houses on campus..
Three Programs Sponsored
Besides this wide general program,

passed by the house presidents, the
IFC has an Executive Council, com-
posed of the district presidents and
the president and secretary of the
Council as student members. This
body considers all violations of rush-

Congress, organization for all in-
dependent men - not a legislative
body of "lame ducks"-will step right
along this coming school year with
an extensive new program devised by
the new president, Richard Shuey,
The organization is solely for men
who are not affiliated with a frater-
nity-the campus independents-and
the new plans will considerably
broaden the scope of Congress' serv-
ice to these men.
The following changes will go into
effect beginning immediately:
1) Membership cards will be pre-
sented to all independents. These
will entitle members to substantial
discounts on such items as laundry,
dry cleaning and shoe repairing, be-
sides certifying membership in the
largest organization at the Univer-
sity of Michigan.
2) Those students obtaining Con-
gress cards will be asked to fill out
a short record card, listing their pre-

election. These positions will
open to freshmen, sophomores'
5) This year will also see


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