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March 10, 1945 - Image 13

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Saturday, March 10, 1945


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Alone nil Night With a Wolf in the flrboretum Dr. Ruthve
My Most Intimate Experiences f4re Revealed Gives Unio
Ever on the lookout for new ::.. ................ .......-.-.-.-.......... G ood O-d
forms of excitement and already roared to my conversationalists.
wearying from imbibing the tint-
ture of greensoap which passes in. They needed little urging, for President and Mrs. '.5t xnder
Anuro gr beer , your rporer inBlackie is not exactly a dandelion Ruthven yesterday afternoon at
An Arf asbeyorrprer -- t-- when it comes to using force. He
n y spent the dawn beer, y u rp te > 1/ I '" took the checkers set out of his four o'clock tendered the Union
hours carousing about with his - cubby-hole and we resumed our Executive Council wit 'n "old
pals, the black bear, the wolverine " 1 S 0 game on the floor of his cage. English style" tea, at the Tresi-
and the -- w wh i t c ~- dent's Residence on sout Uni-
and the wolf who muhabit the cages ::: "How about a cig?-' he asked, versity
located behind the museum build- as I triple-jumped him. I game "
ing. , him one, took one myself, and as 'Temmer fhe euiv
My pals from the zoo have few enthusiastically as ever he grabd Council," said Mrs. thvet t-
m bed for his matches and lit both. ' behaved like pe t n
hua red.Their caretaker 11 The men, and the affair was carried
feeds them daily but takes no in-1 The game soon ended. out in the m fagt an red
teres- gam sonedd out in the most genteel manner
terest in their intellectual inter- - - " Y I' fr aGuess we're even up in our possible. The only urnfotunate
ests. Having many times been , seris," ; said. "Lucky dog," he occurrence of the afte oson was
told that I have the mind of a - ~ answered. "Gosh, it's nearly when Thomas Bliska had to be
wolf, I feel a natural kinship to t > k(?time for breakfast. You better carried out, after Heny oantho
our neglected brethren. A get out of here before the care- showed him (with iilustrations),
But to get back to our story, taker finds you. He'll give me what he would have done to Les-
it was almost dawn when i out hell for allowing a visitor in lie Horvath in the Ohc. state
fitted myself in a heavy fur here. You can read the sign s game."
coat, slipped on my artificial 1 well as-I: 'no visitors allowed in- All reports that the tea coosist-
finger and toenails (purchased side cages'." ed of two parts gin, three parts
at a fashionable ladies shoppe 17 vermouth, two parts ectch, a.
in town), .stuffed into my pock - ~I tok up my checkers set, jigger of rum, lemon, :rnat, and
ets an ample supply of cigar- cleaned up the cigarette butts, got crushed ice, were discovered to be
s ka boost from Blackie over the ateolutely false by your separter.
checkers game andfence, and departed homeward ter extensive iquiry, you re-
parted in the direction of the - A fenxcne, nqiy,:ou e
club.. in So long, Blackie," I said, "had porter found out with the utmost
a grand time." certainty, that there wa, definite-
When I arrived, black bear gave /©'9 "Come again," he said, "been a ly no crushed ice in the presi-
me a boost over the wicker fence f - '' pleasure having you." dential concoction.
to his cage and, once inside, he -
obligingly lit my cigarette. We >
had no sooner started on a game
of checkers, than the wolf poked
his nose into the game and, as
wolves do, started kibitzing. First
he admired my coat, which he
his relatives. In an effort to get - - r
rid of him, I slipped him a cigai-
ette (which the bear again lit)
and told him to bea . Wif
and todh teti.Wl,:::::................. ..........................
however, had other ideas. He in-
sisted upon calling in the wolver- LIFE IN THE ARBORETUM
mne for a bull session. I do not - -_______ ____
care for his bull sessions because ready heard this story. It was in for the use of my pen, and join-
they always end up with risque the Daily Official Bulletin last ed in the talk. Joined is under-
stories, mostly about sailors and estimating the amount of gusto
other wolves,,ek
"Ah yes," he persisted, "but this he showed for the bull session,
The bear and I saw the futility is a first hand account. You don't for in no time at all he domi-
of trying to continue our game want to pass up a first hand ac- nated it. N
and Blackie, a name which he count with all the details."
does not particularly care for, put "Wolf" said I '01 course I don't "I tell you, Art," he said, "the
the game away in his cubby-hole. want omiss all the details, but more I think and write about
.ad t tthose gophers and badgers, the
Taking a long drag on the after all I can't re-tell this story less I think of their intellectual
weed, Wolf began,-"Stop me. to any of my pals over at the capacity. As a matter of fact," he
if you have heard this one." paper. Michigan is an institution continued, "they're about as dull a
Having no desire of being skin- of learning and all my pals are bunch as most of the students that
ned alive, I did not stop him. interested in intellectual things. pass by every day. Of course, for
t Blackie went off to hibernate in How about waxing a bit philo- physical attractivenesk, I might
a corner and the Wolverine sophical. If want to hear risqu give them the inside edge n some
slunk off into another with my stories, I can go up to the pool- of those dormitory girls."
fountain pen. He is writing a room or to the "student offices at
treatise, I am told, entitled, the Union. I come here for intelli- "Wait a minute," I interrupted.
"Boorish habits of the Gopher gent discussion." What's the matter with those
v ~dormitory girls? They look allI
and the Badger," and hopes to I think this got him. Any wolf right to megl T o
have it published before the next will listen if you inflate his ego "That's just it," he said. And
football season. To continue, enough. "All right," he said, "but nodding his head he explained,
Wolf was not discouraged by the you should have heard those sail- "the trouble with you men is that
inattention of iis fellows and ors howl. They topped me when you only really see the girls when
holding my ear in his jaws, he I'm at my best and that's going they're dolled up on week-ends or
began to tell me his story. something." From his corner, when they are all primed for clas-
Blackie grunted in assent.
"The other night," he said, "a ses. I see them as they really are,
couple of sailors and their girls So we began an intellectual scurrying to classes with books
were passing by here and . . .' discussion. The wolverine came under one arm, applying lipstick
"Wait a second," I said, "I al- out of his corner, thanked me and combing their hair with the
- other. When they pass me here,"
he said, "they look a sight! Frank-
ly, I don't see how you can stand
R ENEW Y U R L EASANTI told our critical friend that
FM E QORPLSTmost of the men are used to the
MOLE E F V- BA coeds and reassured him that, in
our eyes, they are tolerable.
"Well every man to his taste," The man with discriminating taste can tell at is
at the he rejoined, "but even Wolf dis- glance the merits of these fine coats. He'll rec-
dains from howling at them i
the morning." ognize the smart styling, precision tailoring and
"Enough of this sordid topic,"
.I/ Blackie boomed from his corner. the excellence of the soft textured, long wear-
"You guys get out of my cage, he YAi" ~ -

ing virgin wool fabrics. Single breasted, fly
SKLID E R VLE front models in shades of grey brown.
Our military styles are de-
signed to your personal ap-
pearance, for victory. We
o be presented soon by the are glad to serve the men
s by twho are making victory pos-
The Dascola Barbers
Between State & Mich. Theatre

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