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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Engineers Sell Out Tickets
For Tonight's Slide Rule Bal
Tickets for Slide, Rule -Bali,
which will be held from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. tonight at the Masonic
Temple, have been sold out.
Annually given by the Michigan
Technic, this all-campus dance
commemorates the rivalry be-
tween the lawyers and the en-
According to custom, students
in the Law School are barred
from the dance because of their
Wig and Robe
Ball at Union
A legal atmosphere will prevail
at the Union tonight when the
Barristers' Society takes over to
present its annual Wig and Robe
Ball from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Music for the semi-formal
dance will be provided by Frank
Tinker and his orchestra.
Contributing to the legal theme
will be walls lined with carica-
tures of past barristers and ticket
takers dressed in the traditional
wig and robe fashion.
Programs too will follow the
theme in the form of old scripts
written in the court room style.
Excluding engineers, the dance
will be open to all. Dress for the
affair will be formal for women
and either dress or dark business
suit for men.
Tickets are on sale at the Law
School in the corridors between
classes and in the Law Club. They
may also be purchased from
members of the Barristers Society.
William Porter is general chair-
man of the dance this year and
Arthur Rude is assistant chair-
kleptomaniac tendencies towards
the huge slip stick used tradition-
ally in decorations for the dance.
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DECORATIONS for this year's
presentation of Slide Rule Ball
have been executed by the, engi-
neering honor societiesand or-
ganizations under the direction of
decorations chairman Folke Lun-
degard. Lanterns with the in-
~ignia of the societies will line the
sides of the ballroom.
The bandstand will be a rea-
sonable facsimile of the Engine
Arch, with a gear in the back,
symbolizing the interests of the
engineers. The balcony will be
converted intoa. miniature Ar-
boretum for foot-weary couples.
Refreshments will be available
in the cafeteria.
Bob Strong and his orchestra
will supply music with that
"strong" appeal. Hywanna and
Bill De Maria will be featured
vocalists. Eddie Paul's singing will
be a featured attraction.
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will feature the hilden talents of
many a professor in the Engineer-
ing College. A barbershop quartet,
a juggler, and an Abbott and.
.Costello comely act will be un-
earthed beneath the grim facades
of professorial dignity. Names of
these gentlemen, however, will not
be revealed until the 'floorshow
Coeds are needed to work on
the special booths of Soph
Cabaret from. 8 p.m. to mid-
night, Dec. 10 and 11, accord-
ing to Patricia Breon, special
booths chairman. Interested
women may sign up in the Un-
dergraduate Office of the
Will Arriv e
Next M onth
"Where is that great big, hairy
Paul Bunyon, mighty north-
woods patron of the "Paul Bun-
yon Formal," will be a little late
Warm weather hasn't agreed
with Big Paul since the war days
when he was compelled to work
in the South, and upon hearing
that Ann Arbor was having an
unusually warm fall, he asked the
Foresters' Club to postpone their
dance from Dec. 4 to Jan. 8.
THE LEGENDARY woodsman,
from Wisconsin or Minnesota,
suffered unbearably from the heat
when he took to the South to help
keep the timber rolling for the
It seemed that things kept
getting in his hair, mainly the
heat. Patriotically, he stuck it
out during the war emergency,
but only by daily chest shaving.
The cost of these daily shaves
with special two by four razor
blades became immense but, un-
daunted, he defrayed expenses by
selling the hair for use in stuff-
THE BLOW came when the
mattress scions found out that the
Bunyon hair mattresses was sol
tough that the depreciation of
beds was too great. So the mat-
tress men shifted back to regular
Minus his miattr ess l ii mi-
nopoly, Bunyon can't afford
razor blades, so he is now back
in his own northern territory.l
Chairman Enniss says the cold
snap this week is a good sign.
Paul has promised to send two of
his less hairy companions down
after the first freeze to help with,
IET CAT - Actress Barbara
Iates doesn't seem to be afraid.
hat Toby, the black cat, will
ring her bad luck.I
)ames To Hold
Michigan Dames will celebratel
e approaching yuletide season
a Christmas party to be held
>m 8:30 to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow;
the Assembly Room of the
The party is open to all mem-
rs of the Michigan Dames, their
tsbands and their friends.,
Highlight of the evening will
the opening of a "grab bag"
which each couple will con-
ibute a wrapped Christmas gift.
Tickets will be available at the
)or. They also may be purchased!
forehand from Mrs. George Pe- j
rson, 64, Veterans' Emergency
ousing Project, 7264, or Mrs.
eorge Luther, 820 McKinley,
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fly MARJE SCHMIDTPand SYLVIA lOLZ
Christmas formals and pledge dances descend upon campus this
weekend like the proverbial blanket of snow which, by the way, is all
these affairs would need to complete a perfect background setting.
Helen Newberry's Christmas formal will go beyond the usual holi-
day decorations. The girls have transformed their living room into
a winter lodge. Cliff Hoff will lead the orchestra as they provide
music for the dancers.
THE GAMMA PHIS are also having their annual Christmas for-
mal tonight, this year to be held in honor of their pledges.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Crook and Mr. and Mrs. Burt KAtzen-
meyer will chaperone tonight at the Alpha Gamma Delta Christ-
mas formal. Ken Norman and his orchestra will add to the fes-
The KDs will honor their pledges and affiliated transfers at their
Christmas formal tonight. Music will be supplied by a disc jockey who
hires himself out for such occasions.
THE UNION WILL bethe scene of the AOPi's winter dance with
Doug Lent providing the music. The Alpha Phis will also enter the
Christmas spirit for their formal tonight. Al Rice and his orchestra
will provide a harmonious background.
..Chi Omega's Christmas formal tonight......... .
Johnny Harberd and his orchestra will play for the Alpha
Chi Omega's Christmas formal tonight.
Following a dinner at the house, the Alpha Delta Pis will honor
their pledges tonight at a formal following a Christmas theme.
THE NEW DINING hall will be the scene of the Theta's annual
Christmas dance tonight. Before the dance, a dinner will be held at
the Stage Coach Inn.
SAM has plenned its pledge formal for the Union tomorrow
night. A special feature will be the pledges' skit, "A Football
Weekend at the SAM House."
Following their initiation tonight, Alpha Kappa Psi will held
its vledge formal tomorrow night in the Hussey Room of the League.
TilE TAU DELIS will celebrate the initiation of their chapter,
one first celebration since 1935, at their Reactivation formal tomor-
row night at the Masonic Temple. National officers and-alumni will
be the honored guests.
WASHTENAW COUNTRY CLUB will be taken over by the
Kappa Sigs tomorrow night for their pledge formal. The musical
mood will be set by Dick Peters and his orchestra.
The Pi Phis will hold their Christmas formal at the house to-
morrow night with music provided by the Uptown Four. A Christmas
theme will predominate at the Sigma Nus pledge formal tomorrow
evening. Dinner for the pledges, their big brothers and their dates
will be served before the dance.
KAPPA NU will hold its annual pledge formal tomorrow night at
the chapter house. The men and their dates will dance to the music
of the Mack Ferguson Trio.
The Theta Xis have based their dance tomorrow evening on
a hell theme. Del Elliott's orchestra will furnish out-of-this-world
The Delts will have different decorations on their Christmas
tree. Orchids have been flown in and will be placed on the tree limbs,
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