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Page Twenty

T HE MIC H IGA N D AISLY

Saturday, March 10, 194

~tf t t 41aiti BARNABY By Crockett Johnson
- Cyigh, 145, the NwspapPm, 7n1
V-BALL STAFF My, it's nice to see you, Ellen. Old Mr. Dormant's office is
I'm all ready to go to lunch. at the end of the corridor. partes-rectntric ,B.th
EDITOR ... But would you like to see He's in there now. Feeding partners run things. But he
Ray Dixon where I work? My boss is out. pigeons at the window.. makes all the big decisions. Coo... Coo...
He's still awfully shrewd. At
BUSINESS MANAGERS r- es oumnymaes
Dick Strickland 'd love to. Feeding least about money matters...
June Pomering AMCO pigeonsPivaE
CIRCULATION
Dorothy Kuhnle
CONTRIBUTORS - -
Bud Rovit, Paul Sislin, Lois S''
Iverson, Milt Freudenheim, Ray
Shinn, Mary Brush, Joan Wilk, Art GFOcaE't1
Kraft, Murray Grant, Anita Franz, JOH S$
Bill Mullendore, Shirley Frank.
AN EDITORIAL: I'D RATHER BE TIGHT:
Dancing in Wartime Slack-Happy Coe -ust G-
WRY have a big dance like ic- By HAMUEL GRAFT
torY Ball right in the middle are in school now will help form NEW YORK. Mivare 9-It seems beach clothes, which hare a slight war effort," they dunned dunga-
of ry ar h teihemddn- that nucleus. to me that a situation which has resemblance to trousers. They rees, rolling them op to the
of a war? Why waste time dan- Therefore, dance away the al- been growing in enormity for the steadfastly denied all similarity knee-caps to disguise the mas-
ering to a name band when em' lotted hours while you can, but past three years, is about to come pointing to the texture of the ma- culine appearance of the vete-
every effort is supposed to be bent remember that tomorrow and to- to a head, and will either dissolve terial, and the flamboyant use of ments. . They again got away
touar as soon as possible? morrow and tomorrow you've got of its own tension, or will make color. The poor deluded male was with their pretense.
Wydre s sinourmostfomallto work hard in the hope that enough noise to drown out the completely duped sam. While on the subject of dun-
attire and be happy and clean every tomorrow in the not too Men's Glee Club. They weren't through with garees, I would like to make one
and gay when so many millions distant future will be a peaceful Four years ago, one Susie Brais- their slow evolution yet. They point perfectly clear. Women hate
are risking their life's blood on one. -Ray Dixon en, a pretty thirty-nine year old had set a goal for themselves, dungarees. Dungarees are rough
some foregn battlefield at this freshman (second semester) walk- and to the best of their abilities and are exceedingly scratchy. Also,
very moment? Why give all the ed into the smoking room in the they were going to achieve that dungarees are about the most un-
time and publicity it takes to put '. ' ON SECOND Angell Hall basement, wearing a goal. Under the guise of "the (continued on Page 21)
on a big dance like this when it x)( pair of grey flannel slacks with --
could be given in plugging for 4 Y. THOUGHT ... violet roses affixed here and there
war-useful projects? - By Ray Dixon at random. Pandemonium reign-
ed; several of the older and more
These are questions which we Poetripe a la V-Ball: sensitive professors resigned; the
all might ask ourselves as we To V-Ball I goes, complete student body (with the
dance. Togged in sport clothes; exception of Susie Braisen), rose
About the only justification for Not knowing that "V" up in protest against this scan-"?
a dance of this kind is that it is Stands for Victory dalous act (of wearing pants).
a relaxing interude in our war job Not volley. Immediate and appropriate
So solley! steps were taken against Miss
are being trained by the Army or* Braisen. She was subjected to a > x
Navy, some are deferred for one We have it on reliable authority public hearing in the very center
reason or another and some of us that McIntyre plays like Hal. of the Law Quad, at which she was
are girls who will have to fill a * * formally denounced and her Phys
man's shoes while he is away do- The ambitious gent who started Ed medals were taken away. Miss
ing a bigger and more important dancing at 9 p. m. and didn't quit Braisen was not a strong woman;
job. But we all have a defmite until the dance was over will kind- her character had been sordidly,
potential war and post-war value ly proceed to Buckingham Palace besmirched from Yost Field House '
to our country that cannot be to be knighted as Sir Dancelot. over to the Wuerth Theatre,
denied. ,,. R4 She was at her wits end. There
TBERE is no basicly good reasan Undoubtedly the reason he was onlyone course of action
why we, of all people, should pranced so avidly was because of a only too well. Unflinchinglyt
he chosen to receive an educatiop slight case of dance in his pants. with head held high, she deter-
while others are receiving only mined to end her unhappy exist-
liquidation. But things have work- Everyone came dressed in their ence, and accordingly, she walk-
ed out so that we are the ones and zootiest clothes because V-Ball ed defiantly into one of those
we must realize that this privi- was formally known as J-Hop so-called "restaurants" in the
lege involves a responsibility-the " * heart (or rather liver) of Ann
responsibility to learn as much as This is as good a time as any to Arbor and ordered a "full-course
possible as quickly as possible to revive the old gag about the girl meal."
insure that, once victory is won, who came to V-Ball dressed de- Her funeral was not large, and
a lasting peace will follow murely in a gownless evening only the most curious attended,
Shaping the government of the strap. But, then, that's just wish- but from behind curtains and
post-war world will be done by ful thinking. doors, thousands of coeds watched s
those who are now in power. But4 *? * the funeral train, and to the
the job of interpreting and living After spending time and money rhythm of the dirge, they began
in the post-war world and keeping all through high school learning to admire Susie, and they began
up the high standards of living we how to dance in a taxi dance stu- to wonder how they themselves
have set for ourselves will largely dio, we now spend most of our would look in slacks.
be done by us. An educated nu- time in college wondering how They were wise however; it Top Your Spring Costume With This Touch of Glamour
cleus will be needed to provide the we're gonna taxi our date to and would be too much of a revolution
impetus toward the making of a from V-Ball. if all of a sudden the female pop-
ter emlizat oacivilization*d -t ' B ulatidh of the University of Michi- a l, yU R S r
that knows enough to realize that Taxi dancing- that's V-Ball
wars are futile. Those of us who with intermissions. gan emerged as one woman in a
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