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WAA And Intramural Buildings Provide Sports

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Varied Groups
Are Opened
To Musicians

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With the close of the football sea-
ton, band members who have shown
satisfactory proficiency may win a
place in the University Concert
Band, nationally recognized as one
6f the finest college bands in the
country.
Providing an opportunity for the
student to study the finest in band
literature, classical and modern alike,
it ,also offers a chance for several
out-of-town concert trips, as well as
weekly broadcasts from the studios in
Morris Hall.
Participation in the Concert Band,
now open to all students who are ac-
depted by audition with Professor
Revelli, requires about six to eight
hours a week. Further information
may be obtained from Professor Rev-
elli at Morris Hall, or from Stuart A.
Park, phone 2-3297.
Pops Band
Calls For Members
Newest of the University's band
music organizations, the Pops Band,
organized to replace the Regimental
Band of former years, is now calling
for new members, male and female
alike.
Acting as a feeder for the Con-
cert Band, the Pops Band also pre-
sents concerts in its own right, and
a series of outdoor concerts are now
being planned for this spring.
Also on the band's schedule are
appearances at basketball games,
campus meetings and other public
occasions, while there is still ample
dpportunity to become acquainted
with other band works which are
studied but not presented.
Requiring only three to five hours
a week, participation in the Pops
Band is especially recommended for
those students who lack the time
necessary to be a member of the
Concert Band.
All students interested in joining
the Pops Band should contact Pro-
fessor Revelli at Morris Hall, or call
Stuart Park, phone 2-3297.
Kappa Kappa Psi
Is Band Fraternity
Recognition for faithful service to
the University Bands is available to
band members in the form of a mem-
bership in Kappa Kappa Psi, national
honorary band fraternity.
In addition to being a general
mainstay of the bands, the society is
solely responsible for the annual en-
semble contest sponsored here every
spring, and often presents concerts
by its own band composed of fra-
ternity members.
Meeting every two weeks, usually
on Sunday nights, the organization
boasts such names as John Phillip
Sousa and Prof. William D. Revelli
on its membership roster.
Lan gua ges
A pioneer in furthering a friendly
relationship between American and
Latin American students, La Socie-
dad Hispanica offers to the Michigan
students ample opportunities for'
contact with Spanish language and
customs.
La Sociedad sponsors throughout
the school year a lecture series, a
Spanish play, recreational programs,
and conversation groups to better
acquaint the students with Spanish
language, art and customs.
English Journal Club
Is Invitation Group
Graduate students concentrating in
English are invited to membership in
the English Journal Club. This club
devotes itself to the discussion of
things of interest to graduate stu-
dents in the field of English litera-
ture, such as the latest research in

this field, methods of study, and re-
views of current research. '
Information concerning the Eng-
lish Journal Club can be had from
John O'Neill of the English Depart-
ment.
Phi Tau Alpha
Is Classical Society
Phi Tau Alpha is an honorary Latin
and Greek society. Intended for all
students interested and participating
in the study of the classics, the so-
ciety meets twice a month. Programs
of many and diverse phases pertinent
to the fields of Latin and Greek are
presented.
Phi Tau Alpha has as its purpose
the furthering of the students' inter-
ests in his or her work. and 'the pro-
viding of a closer contact between
students, classmates, and professors.
Suomi Club
Studies Finnish Culture
The purpose of the Suomi Club is I
primarily social. R also promotes
the stidv of Firmiiiih uilture and life

Women's Athletic Association
Promotes Campus Activities

One of the few activities which is
open to first semester women is the
Women's Athletic Association, of
which every woman in the University
is automatically a member. The pur-
pose of this organization is to pro-
mote sportsmanship, cooperation and
leadership among the women on
campus.
The WAA is organized by having
sepafate clubs for each of the sports
of archery, badminton, basketball,
riding, dance, fencing, hockey, out-
door sports, golf, rifle, swimming and
tennis.
An executive board, consisting of
officers of the Association as a whole,
Forestry Club
Self -Evident
Activities Are Professional
And Social In Nature
The Forestry Club is the only stu-
dent organization in the School of
Forestry and Conservation. Its ac-
tivities are both professional and so-
cial in nature.
Membership is open to faculty
members, alumni, Forestry school
stduents and' pre-forestry students.
Dues are two dollars a year. Meet-
ings, which are held bi-weekly, are
for the purpose of transacting busi-
ness and discussing topics of profes-
sional interest. Speakers from fields
related to that of forestry appear.
The Club serves as a medium for co-
operation with the faculty in matters
of mutual interest.
Social activities which are spon-
sored include the Fall Campfire at
Saginaw Forest, Spring Field Day,
smokers, dances and dinners. "The
Michigan Forester," the School of
Forestry and Conservation's annual,
is published in the spring and every
member receives a free copy.
Study Clubs
The purpose of the Architectural
Society is to give the student body
a means of promoting and developing
activities within the Architectural
School itself. This body is also in-
strumental in getting speakers to ad-
dress the students from time to time
upon subjects related to their work.
The sponsorship of parties and mix-
ers falls upon this organization as
does the school paper "Designer" and
the annual Architect's Ball, held in
the spring. Student relations with the
faculty are handled mainly through
the Society.
Glider Club Provides
Instruction Contact
The University Glider Club pro-
vides active contact with instruction
in gliding and soaring. Instruction
is offered members once a week. Dues
are eight dollars a semester with a
five dollar initiation fee. No previous
flying experience is necessary.
The club is the largest in the coun-
try and is the oldest collegiate glider
club in existence. Many members have
gone on to win many major gliding
and flying contests.
Hiawatha Club Has
Many Varied Activities
The Hiawatha Club, which num-
bers about forty members, was or-
ganized in the fall of 1935 by Vernon
Larson, freshman boxing coach; Mr.
T. Hawley Tapping, general secre-
tary of the Alumni Association; and
Mr. 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"'
among high school graduates from

the Upper Peninsula by sponsoring
collegiate dances, advising the high
school graduates and keeping in
touch with Upper Peninsula news-
papers.
Phi Epsilon Kappa
Phi Epsilon Kappa is the only na-
tional physical education fraternity
i the United States. It functions to

is appointed each year by the retir-
ing members assisted by faculty
members of the physical education
department. Prerequisite for peti-
tioning for these positions is a C plus
scholastic average. The Board meets
twice monthly. this year under the
direction of Donelda Schaible, '42,
president.
Althoughdemphasis this year has
been placed on defense with the
maintenance of physical fitness as
the club's goal, regular programs are
'being carried on in the various sports.
Tournaments in baseball, basketball
and bowling are among the activities
sponsored by the organization, with
competition among the various dorm-
itories, league houses and sororities.
Intramural competition marks the
program in basketball, bowling and
fencing.
Women students are provided un-
usual opportunities in that equip-
ment for most sports may be obtained
from the Association. Tennis rack-
ets, golf clubs and other equipment
are provided for use in the Women's
Athletic Building and on the courts
outside. Skis and toboggans may be
rented by anyone.
With the coming of spring, the
club's program will move to the out-
doors, and picnics, bike-hikes and
other projects will be sponsored by
the organization. Headquarters dur-
ing the entire year are at the W.A.B.
and in Barbour Gymnasium, and
students are kept posted on current
athletic events through a bulletin
board at the League.
Honorary
Offering incentives and encourage-
ment for good scholarship, Phi Eta
Sigma, freshman honor society,
grants recognition to high-ranking
first tear men students.
Membership in the honor society
is determined solely on the basis of
scholastic achievement. Any man
who achieves an average of half-A
and half-B either in his first semes-
ter or in the average of the two sem-
esters of his freshman year is eligi-
ble for election.
Beginning each semester's activi-
ties with a smoker, Phi Eta Sigma
meets each month for dinner at the
Union. From time to time guest
speakers are invited to special meet-
ings of the society.
Sphinx lects
Junior BMOC
Freshmen and sophomores can
easily go out for just about any cam-
pus activity, butit isnotuntil they
become outstanding in their field
that they are eligible for membership
in Sphinx.
Headed this year by Trackman
Frank McCarthy, '43, Sphinx elects
to its membership 25 to 30 of the
prominent sophomore activity men
and athletes. Sunday night dinner
meetings bring together men from al-
most every campus activity for an
exchange of ideas and a general wid-
ening of viewpoints.
Sphinx tappings are made early in
May, without warning and usually
between 1 and 3 a.m.
Tau Sigma Delta
Is Arch Society
Tau Sigma Delta is an internation-
al honorary fraternity in architecture
and the allied arts. Its aim is to pro-
duce men fit for the profession of
architecture both by virtue of their
professional training and their con-
cept of the duty toward society on
the part of architects. The belief
that architecture is much more than
a technical profession led to the or-
ganization of Alpha chapter of Tau
Sigma Delta at Michigan in 1913.
Phi Lambda Theta

Is Educational Body
Xi chapter of Pi Lambda Theta,
national honorary educational society
meets once a month on Monday,
Tuesday or Wednesday evening. The
members are chosen from the upper
quarter of the class (averaging a B
plus rating) and must be recom-
mended by the faulty of thc School
of L'dtlctid.M

Military Bodies
Honor Signals,
ROTC Students
Coveted reward for proficiency in
military science is membership in
Scabbard and Blade, military honor
society.
Purpose of the society, as set forth
in its constitution, is to more closely
unite the military departments at
American universities and colleges
and to develop the qualities of good
and efficient officers.
Meeting regularly throughout the
year and taking a prominent part in
ROTC activity on campus, Scabbard
and Blade elects its membership on
the basis of scholarship in military
science courses, efficiency in drill,
personal qualifications and campus
activities.
The local chapter, Company F,
Fourth Regiment in the national or-
ganization, taps juniors and seniors
alike early in the fall of each year,
and initiates additional men each
spring.
Members of Pi Tau Pi Sigma, na-
tional honorary signal corps frater-
nity, are selected from the junior and
senior class of the signal corps unit
of the Reserve Officers Training!
Corps.
Aiming to promote a better coor-
dination between the students and
officers of the unit, Pi Tau Pi Sigma
is an important campus military so-
ciety.
1914 Scribe
At Smoker
From The Michigan Daily, Oct. 8, 1914
Havoc reigned in peace at the
Michigan Union last night when
Sol Mazda's electric stare died
out, and caused agitated officials
to use candles for illumination.
The fact that some 150 men
were gathered in the lobby to par-
take in the Smoker . . ., did not
lessen the confusion either.
Some said that the trouble was
in the transformer, others that
there was something wrong with
the fuse, but the information giv-
en out by the electric company
was as subtle as recent dispatches
from Paris, while retaining all the
confidence of those from Petro-
grad.
Pipes and cigarettes scintillat-
ed in the darkness, people punched
you in the back-purposely; from
the piano in the parlor came a
sour sound "Ti-a-da-dum-dum,"
but the crowd was good-natured
as might be expected of any Union
crowd.
Marching Band
RatedChamps
Revelli Conducts, Lohla
Directs Maneuvers
Football moons may wax and wane,
but the University Marching Band,
"The Fighting Hundred," will always
be Champions of the West, if the
past few years are any criterion.
Conducted by Prof. William D.
Revelli, the marching organization
appears at all home games and pep

sessions during the football season,
and usually attends one or more out-
of-town tilt.
Although the fact that the State
game was played before school
started this fall prohibited the band's
appearance on the field at that time,
the organization did maneuver for
all the other home games, and at-
tended the Northwestern game at
Evanston.
Drill this year was under the di-
rection of Lieut. John A. Lohla of the
military science department, and the
result was such as to win unani-
mous praise and acclaim from all who
saw the band perform before the
games and between halves.
With the close of the football sea-
son the marching band is split and
augmented to form the Concert Band
and the Pops Band, both of which
are then active for the remainder of
the year.
Newman Club Serves
University Catholics
The Newman Club is a national
organization of Catholic students in
non-sectarian colleges and universi-
ties. Activitls of this club vary from
religious discussions to communion
breakfasts and formal dances. In
addition to the regular meetings and
social functions, Albin Schinderle, '42,
president, aided by several capable
assistants. manages to provide sup=
pers almost every Stnda.y night.M

Many Activities Are Available
To Students At Sports Building
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Long the most active unit in Mich-
igan's athletic plant, the Sports
Building has taken on increased im-
portance under the wer-time stress
of physical fitness.
Within the walls of the immense
structure are facilities for a long and
comprehensive list of sports. For
rabid athletic enthusiasts, participa-
tion in inter-collegiate sports may
lead to a coveted block "M." Par-
ticipants in varsity sports are re-
quired to be scholastically eligible.
But for the majority of students.
whose athletic interest is of a less
active nature, the main feature of
the Sports Building is the intramural
program. The program includes 34
sports in many of which free instruc-
Phi Kappa Phi
Loves Learning
Honor Society Is Dedicated
To Unity, Democracy
Phi Kappa Phi, national honor so-
ciety, has as its motto "The Love of
Learning Rules the World." Organ-
ized to provide an honor society dedi-
cated to the unity and democracy of
education and open to honor students
of all departments of American uni-
versities and colleges, the society's
prime object is to emphasize scholar-
ship and character in the thought of
college students, to hold fast to the
original purpose fof which institu-
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.
Current A ff airs
Affect Welfare
Of ManyGroups
Interesting to note at this time
of year as frantic freshmen scan
these inspiring columns for hints
concerning their future extra-curric-
ular activties are those organiza-
tions which in the course of events
have withered and died on the vine.
Heading the list of active organi-
zations which suffered the annual
fate of so many is the Nippon Club.
What was once a flourishing group
of two Japanese student shas since
become but a remnant of its former
self. The rubber shortage has
threatened the Transportation Club
so that it too may succumb to the
course of world affairs.
As Prof. L. A. Strauss used to claim
there is nothing so transient as stu-
dent groups. To quote the former
chairman of the Student Affairs
Committee which controlled such
matters before there was a Dean of
Students' Office "the reason is ob-
vious."
"Student organizations are born
to a blare of trumpets; they expire
unostentatiously with scarce an aud-
ible sigh. Annual bills of mortality
would be both interesting and valu-
able."
"Unfortunately," he concludes,
"the Committee on Student Affairs'

efforts toward maintenance of ade-
quate vital statistics are restricted
rather narrowly to the recording of
births.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Promotes Social Work
Alpha Kappa Delta is an hnnory
s:ciolnay society with chapters in the

Eligible Frosh
May Try Out
For Debating

tion is available. Among the intra-
mural sports offered are archery,1
badminton, baseball, basketball, box-
ing, bowling, touch football, golf.
gymnastics, handball, squash, swim-,
ming, tennis, track, water polo and
wrestling.
Students interested in entering in-
tramural competitions may do so
either as individuals or as members of
teams. There are inter-fraternity
and inter-dormitory leagues and also
a league made up of independent
teams. Titles are awarded annually
by the Intramural Department. For
those students who do not wish to
affiliate with an organization or
team, there are individual competi-
tions in such sports as tennis and
handball. Individual competitions are
also open to members of fraternities
and other campus groups.
Aside from the intramural pro-
gram, the facilities of the Sports
Building are also available to those
who merely desire to drop down for
an occasional swim or "workout."
The facilities of the building in-
clude squash and handball courts,
basketball and tennis courts, swim-
ming pool, boxing and wrestling
rings, golf practice room and locker
facilities for 4,000 persons. Other fa-
cilities adjacent to the Sports Build-
ing are the Michigan Ice Rink, the
University Golf Course and numer-
ous outdoor tennis courts.
The Sports Building is open on
week days from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday
and Sunday. The swimming pool is
open from 3 to 5:30 p.m. every day
except Sunday.
Mattern Leads
'45 Glee Club
Outstanding Frosh Singers
Will JoinVarsity Group
Male songbirds of the freshman
class may try out for the Freshman
Glee Club, preliminary organization
for the Varsity Glee Club.
Directed by Prof. David Mattern
of the School of Music, the group
practices the same music that is
used by the more proficient organiza-
tion. After the beginning of the
sophomore year, outstanding mem-
bers of the club are invited to join
the Varsity Glee Club.
One hour a week is required of the
student who tries out for the activ-
ity. The organization meets at 4 15
p.m. every Tuesday in room 305 of
the Union.
At the first rehearsal, each pros-
pective singer is heard by Professor
Mattern as a preliminary measure.
Eligible student wishing to join
may obtain further information from
George Morley, '45, 103 Wenley
House, or- Carl Weideman, '45, 204
Wenley House.
Chinese Student Club
Sponsors Activities
The University of Michigan Chinese
Students'mClub is an organization
maintained to provide social and
recreational facilities for the more
than 60 Chinese students now on the
campus.
Headed by Paul Lim-Yuen, '43, the
club sponsors an annual program of
social and recreational events for
the student members. Membership
is opened to all Chinese students on
the campus.
Since the war in China, the club
has undertaken several projects to
earn funds for the war-torn home-
land. A complete ambulance outfit
was contributed two years ago. Last
year more than $1,000 was gathered
in a tag day drive and given to the
United China Relief Drive.
Pre-Medical Society
To Aid Future Does

The pre-medical society offers
programs of interest to would-be
future doctors. The only require-
ments for membership are that the
student be interested, presumably
prc-med, and also be eligible.
T !hi, year the organization's aim

All eligible freshmen or sopho-
mores who are interested in debating
will have an opportunity to join ei-
ther the men's or women's varsity
debate squads which are now being
organized for the present semester.
Contact should be made at once
with Arthur Secord, who coaches the
men's team, or Glen E. Mills. direc-
tor of the women's squad.
This semester the women's squad
will undertake two projects. They
will debate the national college ques-
tion and will also make plans to en-
ter representatives in the national
extempore-discussion contest.
The proposition they will consider
is, Resolved: That the Federal gov-
ernment should regulate by law all
labor unions in the United States.
For their first debate of the new
semester, the women's squad will de-
bate Adrian Feb. 19. A match has
also been scheduled with Albion.
The men's squad will also partici-
pate in intercollegiate delgates and
discussion groups. In addition to
these activities, they will deliver
speeches for the Civilian Defense
Program. These addresses will be
presented before public groups and
will interpret various government
war policies.
A debate has already been sched-
uled with the American Institute of
Banking of Detroit. This match will
take place Feb. 24.
Speechl Groups
Delta Sigma Rho is a national hon-
orary speech society for both men
and women who are either juniors
or seniors. To be eligible for mem-
bership, a student must be an out-
standing debater or student of for-
ensics and must have participated in
inter-collegiate debating represent-
ing his University. The primary pur-
pose of the organization is honorary,
but the members also endeavor to
render assistance in the realization
of a more complete program in for-
ensics at the University. There are
no regular meetings.
Zeta Phi Eta Is
Group For Women
Zeta Phi Eta, an honorary speech
society for women, will hold tryouts
for new members in about two weeks.
These tryouts are held at the begin-
ning of each semester for students
who have a B average in their speech
majors or minors and who have a
good sholastic record in all their sub-
jects. Those interested can either
give original speeches or choose ap-
propriate selections from plays and
other literary works. A vote of ap-
proval by the active members then
entitles the student to membership.
At present Zeta Phi Eta has 24 mem-
bers including actives and pledges.
Debates Principal
Alpha Nu Activity
Alpha Nu is an honorary speech
society for men to which members are
admitted at the beginning of each
semester. Each professor in the
speech department recommends one
man from his speech class to mem-
bership in the societyand from the
resulting list, active members choose
the new pledges. Total membership
is limited to 50. Major activities of
the year consist of debates with
Athena and Zeta Phi Eta, other
speech organizations.
Athena's Aim
Is Better Speech
Athena, women's speech society,
has as its aim to promote excellence
in public speaking. Sophomores and
upper-classmen may become eligible
by' presenting a tryout speech satis-
factorily before the members. New
members are admitted twice a year,

and are not required to have taken
any speech courses. Two meetings
are held each month.
Theatre Aris Group
Directs Child Plays
Student dramatic activity outside
of Play Production centers in the
Children's Theatre, which is carried
on in connection with the Theatre
Arts committee of the League and is
under the direction and supervision
of Mary Ellen Wheeler, Grad.
This group presents children's
plays, mainly fairy stories, for Ann
Arbor children. Eligible students
may try out for the plays whether
or not they have had previous dra-
matic experience on campus. Local
children play some of the roles, but
most of them are taken by.students.
Theatre Arts takes charge of print-
ing the programs for these plays and
doing.such things as the make-up
and ushering.
Phi Lambda Upsilon
Phi. Iambda Upsilon is a national

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