SUNDAY, DECEMDER 5, 1948
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Men Play Host to Athletic-Minded
Women in Open House Each Friday
Needing no free dishes or Bingo to induce patrona
versity throws its own Ladies' Night every week-the c
Sports Night held each Friday in the IM Building.
Under the hand of Chris Christiansen, co-recreatio
the Friday night pastime has blossomed forth into
most popular amusements in town, drawing students
movies, dances and parties to partake of the Building's
tunities forsletting off steam the sporting way.
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WHILE MOST STUDENTS have had some experience in the
various sports, well-trained instructors stand by to aid participant,
in swimming, fencing, volleyball, badminton, gymnastics, paddle bal:
handball and squash, in all of which the women hold their own.
Sports Night originated three years ago as a recreation
spot for wives of faculty men and veterans, and -has gradually
expanded its domain till tihe only requirement for admission to
the event is an ID card.
"Most students have been coming with dates, ,but lots of th
attendants are now coming individually," Christiansen said. "Ou:
purpose is to give all students-men and women-a chance to us
the fine facilities we have at a time when they can take advantag<
A POSSIBLE REASON for so many couples making, a date o
Sports Night was advanced by Christiansen, who said, "It's quit
probable that students become bored with their usual amusement,
and sports present a welcome change."
The most popular Friday night sport is swimming-in the
large and carefully-watched pool which students fill from the
7 p.m. opening 'til Sports Night closes at 10:30.
Quickly rising to share second place popularity ratings with bad-
minton and volleyball, is gymnastics, for which varsityman Bol
Schoendube stands ready to instruct neophyte trampoline artists.
DURING ITS THREE YEARS of operation, few difficulties have
arisen from conversion to coed recreation, according to Christiansen
who is watching his Sports Night become a fixed campus institution.
TIME OUT-For swimming enthusiasts who crowd the IM
pool every Friday night. Carefully watched by ex-swim captain
Harry Holiday, these students are among the many who make
swimnming the most popular past-time at Sports Night. Standing
around Hank Ryder on the edge of the pool are Jean Walker, Sue
Rose and Gratia Boice. In the swim of things are Alice Hanke,
Jean Statler and Herb Furman.
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WATCHING THE-BIRDIE-Marge Smith, '50Ed., pairs off with
Hank Huber, '50Ed., for a spirited doubles game of badminton.
With equipment supplied from the well-stocked IM locker room,
these two play on one of the six courts available for badminton,
which ranks as one of the three favorite sports among Friday
BUMPSEDAISY-Neville Adams bounces on the I-M trampoline
while showing Sports Night attendants his gymnastic prowess. The
wide-eyed watchers are Bill Koning, Bob Schoendube, trampoline
ribbon-winner, Janet Schoendube, Colleen Kennedy and Pat
Cotter. Each week the trampoline attracts more and more atten-
tion as students find out that gymnastics isn't as hard as it looks.
SHOES and SLIPPERS
What a fine selection
you will find for both
men and women
... are gifts for the whole family. Dad has a
new brief case. For his wife theire is a box of
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