THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, March 14, 1945
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Groundhog's Meteorology More
Than Hit andMyth, Logan Says
By PERRY LOGAN
There has been some talk of ized that the name Fox should be get a lot of posters and stories and
late ('of late' is a slang expression added to every entrenchment in build it up big, just like the Digger
meaning ever since Friday, Feb. 2) the South Pacific and soon Fox- Union does. Here's the set-up: By
to the effect that the lowly holes became world-famous. next Friday, that'll be Feb. 2.
groundhog did a pretty good job Pussynality Kids we'll rig up a huge burrow. We'll
of prophecying the wether six The Cats, too, had not done so get a big crowd up, and even get
weeks ago, badly, under the direction of their Moo-Moo Menner and His Motley
As I understand it, some ground- president, Hepzibah Katz. The Men to play some real hot music.
hog left his winter burrow, did a pussies, known around the campus Then at 3 p.m. you come majes-
little shadow-boxing with the sun- as the Kavortin' Kittens, were ar- tically out of the burrow. Now if
bemshad-saingwthrehwas going dent jive fans and their brand of the sun shines and you see your
beams, and said thereow ing dancing and meowing at the same shadow, you scurry back in, and
Snce the six weeks are owstinter, time soon became a national craze, we'll say that winter will last
Sin t sx eksgreustha with hep-cats on every dance floor. another six weeks. But if it's a
up and since the groundhog was
very, very right, it might be a good They were all famous except dreary day and you dont see your
idea to look into the why and the Groundhogs, and the EDH al- shadow, why you stick around out-
wherefore of this lowly rodent's umni. "Let's get going," they tside and we'll throw a big dance
meteorological prowess, wrote Moe, and Moe being anin- to celebrate, seeing that spring is
HiteangdMytwh . dustrious president, turned to Get just around the corner."
Hit and Myth Out and Get Under. "Fellows," he "Sounds silly," said Get Under,
There are conflicting stories as said, stroking their heads, "there's who had not imagination. "And
tounho t mythm au tei something you can do for the fra- how do you know it's true?".
gran old Romanrtlegend Sombecauseay it i ternity. We want to make sure "Who cares if it's true or not?"
an ldo a legion, and Rbeueo- that you fellows have the old asked Get Out. "It's for the fra-
man legions were legend, or am I - !y
roamin'? Others say that the al- ' Woodchucks
leged power of the groundhog was So on Friday all the actives set
invented by Prof. Slosson quite up the big burrow and they got a
some time ago when he was des- crowd together and they got Boo-
perate for a tenth question on a Boo Benner's Bouncing Barnswal-
midsemster.lows set with instruments and
One groundhog told me that promptly at 3 p.m. Get Under
there was really nothing to it, and g out of the burrow.
it was just a tenet of the Interna- The sun was shining and the birds
tional Groundhogs' Underground, were singing and it was a lovely
which used it as a campaign so- day and right there in the front
ganchousedtnew mb gnrsthyGRUNDHG-Pof the crowd was Get Under's one
gan to get new members (they GROUNDHOG-Pictured above desire in life, Winifred Wood-
were so successful last year that is the only photograph in exist- chuck (of would chuck wood
even a couple of moles and chip- ence of a groundhog's shadow. fame).
munks joined too). It was taken by Logan at noon In his excitement, Get Under
Personally, I think this business on Feb. 2, proving that what he forgot all about his shadow and he
about how good the groundhogs says is true. ran right up to Winifred and grab-
are in determining what the wea- bed her and started dancing even
tunt, dreamed up by two socitkspunkeandfire of brotherly spirit before Too-Too Tenner could get
stut, reaed p b tw soialstthat it takes to be an Eye Dugga. his Tantalizing Ten to make with
groundhogs, one named Get Out Hola. The fraternity is a campus the music. The brothers were
and the other named Get Under, institution, and as such needs horrified, but the crowd thought
to get their names in the paper. more publicity. Now, I'm not go- it was the thing to do so they all
Publicity Groundhounds ing to tell you how to do it, but I started dancing and everybody
Get Out and Get Under, in their want you guys to think up some had a good time.
freshman year at Digger Univer- real good publicity stuff-put the Now You Know
sity (School of Engineering), were Eddies on everybody's lips. Do it Well, naturally the prophecy was
both pledges to the same frater- for yourselves, for me, and espe- all screwed up, but the GP sent
nity, Eye Dugga Hola (which is a cially for the fraternity," Moe out a news release saying what a
Greek expression meaning "Here's concluded, handing them their big success the party had been,
mud in your eye!") Moe Lears, monthly bill for house dues. and how the Groundhogs planned
grand exalted Steamshovel of Ed- The Right Idea to make it an annual affair.
dies (EDHI, was being prodded by Get Out and Get Under were Today nobody really knows how
the Alumni to get busy on some thrilled. If only they could make the prophecy works or if it means
publicity for the fraternity. The Moe and the rest of the guys proud anything at all, because now every
membership was decreasing the of them! Suddenly Get Out had ya h rudosgts iai
interest on the mortgage was in- fthm ddnyGtutadYear the Groundhogs get so hilari-
creasing and absolutely no one an idea. "Under," he said solemn- out at their annual pasty that
gcreasiggdagdabsolutekysnobone ly, "you know what Mark Twain they don't bother to look for shad-
said about the weather. Well, he ows or anything else, and as far as
the fraternity, wasn't right, because we are going I know, they don't really give a
Why? No publicity. All the oth- to do something about it!" darn.
er frats were getting famous ev- "Yeah?" said Get Under. "O- But that's how the whole thing
erywhere. The Wolf fraternity, kay" He didn't really care, he started, and if you want to see if
getting its code of ethics accepted only a legacy of the Eddies. the prophecy is any good, look
gettingritheco nry.ehiacepd "It's only a little idea, but we'll what happened this year.
all over the country. The Wolf -______________ ____________
whistle had become a national in-
stitution. In using the war for
publicity, nobody could beat the
Foxes. Through the efforts of On-
the Sly, the recording secretary,
the War Department had author- W k '6f.
I want to go back to Michigan,
To dear Ann Arbor town ..
where I can find that special gift at \
EIBLER'S. I'll see lovely new creations
in earrings, bracelets, and pins. Maybe
I'll even treat myself to some piece of Jew-
Back to Joe's and the Orient
Sack to some of the money we
"' ! spent..
< 1 .on phone calls telling our friends about
those elegant spring dickeys we found at
the SMARTEST HOSIERY SHOP. We
bought several because there were so many
attractive styles in black, white, and pastel
colors ... some plain, some in frills.
I want to go back to Michigan,
To dear Ann Arbor town .. K
. ..where I'm always able to find in the
ELIZABETH DILLON SHOP a dream of
a dress, which is sure to charm the fellas.
I want to go back
I want to go back to Michigan
. . . because located there is the MADE-
MOISELLE SHOP-a shop which has a
>> ° 3 large and varied assortment of gay spring
Ij flowers and combs for the hair. And
_ how about touching the flowers off with
the fragrance of Tabu perfume.
Oh! father and mother pay all
And we have all the funn.. .
listening to all the latest popular
records with the RADIO and RECORD -' "
SHOP is sure to have. In our serious
moments we enjoy hearing the more
In the friendly rivalry
/, Of college life. hlooray!
We all try to get to the HAT BOX
first in order to purchase the perkiest
--a *=spring hat attainable. There are lots
there in straw or felt adorned with
.-ii l flashy feathers and flowers.,
And we have to figure a hell of
a lot rj
To tell what we have done
with all the jewelry we had in high
school. Confidentially, we've stored it .-'
away in preference to the latest costume
jewelry we can always obtain at CHESTER
f(V Lorffr 1TVITIV 0 0 'a
By dint of the unusual two
o'clock permission, a time when
the Michigan co-eds are usually
covered with mud packs, hair nets,
clothes pins, and other beauty im-
pediments, the Wolverine male
will at last have an opportunity to
drop his sheepskin and emerge
in his real character-the Wolf-
Too long has the twelve-thirty
curfew struck the death knell to
those inevitable amorous proceed-
ings, which mark the end of a
perfect day! Too long has the
Michigan male been cheated of
his sticky reward, which balances
the vacuum in his wallet with a
fullness in his heart.
The word has come through;
the orders have been stamped,
sealed, and delivered; the moon
will be full and the meek scholar
will don the formidable but wel-
come regalia of "Caveman Incar-
JUf riGe y
1121 S. University
With the coin we blew
In Michigan ...
we bought just oodles of sm
at the COUSINS SHOP. Beside
ors we found blouses in dotsa
They give that special touch to
s plain col-