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'Senior Swing Out' To Recall Michigan'

s Past Campus Traditions


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To Give

Memorable Ball
Ray McKinley's Orchestra Will Feature
FavoriteCollege Music at Semi-Formal

The Class of 1949 will recall all
the colorful memories and tradi-
tions associated with Michigan
graduating classes of the past,
when they present "Senior Swing
Out", Saturday, May 21, from 9
p, m. to 1 a.m. in the IM Building.
Swing Out was a custom origi-
nated around the turn of the cen-
tury, and was the first rung on the
ladder of traditional senior class
activities leading up to commence-
ment. It was at Swing Out that
seniors first appeared on campus
In, their farewell attire, caps and
* * *
the various schools would swing
out arm in arm with their class-
Imates and begin the long-estab-
lished march to the diag. Each
school formed a separate column
with the University band leading
the whole procession.
The seniors assembled in
front of Hil Auditorium before
beginning their trek. Here they
heard customary speeches. The
IFC Ball
tickets for the 18th annual
IFC Ball will be on sale from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and to-
morrow in the Administration
Building. Tickets will also be
on sale from 3 to 5 p.m. today
and tomorrow In the IFC Office
at the Union.

group then crossed the street,
some columns going down the
walk in front of the Natural
Science Building and some to
the west on State Street.
The groups proceeded down the
diag to Alumni Memorial Hall and
from there east on South Univer-
sity past the president's house,
turning north to the rear of the
Library. The seniors continued
their march onto the diag at the
front of the Library, where their
columns formed a large "M".
* * *
TO CONCLUDE the ceremony,
each class had its picture taken.
Swing Out was a solemn and me-
morable occasion for most senior
classmen, since it was the final
class assembly and celebration.
Senior Ball committee decided
to use the title 'Senior Swing
Out" for the all-campus dance
in the hope that the memory of
the event will be as long-lasting
for this year's seniors as vas
class Swing Out for past gradu-
The co-chairmen for the Senior
Ball committee are Walter Shaeffer
and Joan Slater. Other committee
positions are held by John Post,
building and grounds; Mary Ur-
ban, music; Cathy Houston, fi-
nance; Ann Griffin, tickets and
programs; Betty Clark, patrons;
Sally Stanton, secretary, and
George Whitehorn, publicity.

-Daily-Bill Ohlinger
FINAL FLING-Co-chairmen of Senior Ball Committee, Joan
Slater and Walt Shaeffer, make final arrangements for the Class
of '49's last big social event of the year. The dance has been dubbed
"Senior Swing Out," the name of a tradition carried out by grad-
uating classes of the past. In keeping with the theme, decorations
will recall former Michigan customs.
International Center Provides
Varied Activities for Members

Drama Cast
To Be Guests
At Reception
Ann Arbor Drama Season Com-
mittee will give a reception Mon-
iay in the ballroom of the League.
The reception will take place im-
;nediately after the opening per-
.ormance of their first production,
'Ah, Wilderness!", which will be
given in the Lydia Mendelssohn
The cast of "Ah, Wilderness!"
tnd of the second week's produc-
ion, "Twelfth Night", will be
guests of honor for the occasion.
Those who will perform in "Ah,
Wilderness!" include Ernest Truex,
Sylvia Field, Henry Garrard, Bar-
ry Truex, Vaughn Taylor, Frieda
Altman, Truman Smith, Jennifer
Howard, Mary Jackson and Jon
Other guests of honor will be
Frances Reid, Arnold Moss, Carl
Benton Reid, Philip Tonge, Neva
Patterson and Harry Townes, all
members of the "Twelfth Night"
Those who will'pour at the re-
ception are Mrs. Alexander G.
Ruthven, Mrs. James P. Adams,
Mrs. Earl V. Moore, Mrs. Albert
H. Marckwardt, Mrs. Roger L.
Stevens; Mrs. G. E. Densmore, Mrs.
Bernard Baird, Mrs. Loyd S.
Woodburne, and Mrs. Wilber R.
WcAA Notices
Tennis Tournament -The all-
campus mixed doubles and wom-
en's singles tournament will be-
gin tomorrow. Those who want to
play must sign up today in WAB.
Rifle Club-Members will meet
at 7:30 p.m. today in WAB lounge.
Archery Club-Last meeting for
club members will be held at 5
p.m. today in WAB.
Softball Club-Players will hold
a game with a high school at 4
p.m. tomorrow at WAB. Members
are to come regardless of weather.
Outing Club-Outers will play
tennis from 10 a.m. until noon
Saturday at WAB.
Modern Dance Club-Rehearsals
for spring program will continue
at 5 p.m. Monday and 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday in Barbour Gym. Bring
dues Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hansen of
Iron Mountain have announced
the engagement of their daughter,
Betty, to Mr. Charles Kennedy
Birdsall of Rocky River, Ohio.
Miss Hansen was graduated
from the School of Engineering in
June 1948. She is a member of
Phi Kappa Phi and holds an hon-
orary Woman's Badge in Tau
Beta Pi.
Mr. Birdsall received his degree
in electrical engineering in Febru-
ary 1946 and his master's degree
Students Fete
Faculty Today
Women of Collegiate Sorosis will
act as hostesses to the Philosophy
department at this week's Student
Faculty Hour to be held from 4 to
5 p.m. today in the Grand Rapids
Room of the League.
This social hour is open to all
students and faculty of the hon-
ored department and to anyone
else interested in attending.
It is one of a series sponsored
jointly by Assembly and Panhel-.
lenic Associations to further
friendly relations between instruc-
tors and students.
Between snacks of potato chips
and cokes, representatives of the
two groups will demonstrate their
skill at ping pong and bridge.

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in June 1948. He is a member of
Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa
The wedding will take place
June 18 at St. Mary's Chapel, Ann
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Buel
Quirk of Detroit and Mr. Stuart
Thomas Ritchie, of Chicago, have
announced the engagement of
their daughter, Alice Ann, to Mr.
Robert Ellwood Navin.
Miss Ritchie was graduated
from the School of Business Ad-
Mr. Navin, son of Mr. and Ml;.
Thomas R. Navin, was graduated
from the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and from the Har-
vard School of Business Admin-
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walsh of

Highland, Ind., have announced
the engagement of their daughter,
Charlene, to Mr. William Lever-
ing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Levering of Detroit.
Miss Walsh is a senior in the
School of Architecture and Design.
Mr. Levering was graduated
from the School of Engineering
and 'is now enrolled at Wayne
The wedding will take place July
3 in Hammond, Ind.
Tennis Ball
Members of the decorations
committee for the Tennis Ball
are requested to report to the
Woemen's Athletic Building in
their spare time to work on
There will be a meeting of
the central committee of the
Tennis Ball at 5 p.m. today in
the Tea Room of the League.

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Few foreign students at the
University suffer from homesick-
ness; they're too busy for that.
One of the liveliest places on
campus all year 'round is the In-
ternational Center, which has
been continuously devoted to the
welfare of foreign students since
its opening in the fall of 1938.
* * *
THE CENTER is directed by Dr.
Esson M. Gale, who is assisted by
Robert B. Klinger. Homer E. Un-
derwood is supervisor of activities
and Mrs. Kathleen M. Mead is
Ranging from sewing circles to
an elaborate International Pag-
eant, the varied social activities
of the Center help to acquaint
hundreds of students from all
parts of the globe with Ameri-
can customs and also provides
them with entertainment.
Klinger recalled that carpen-
ters were still pounding when the
first of the weekly series of teas
was held on September 16, 1938,
the day after the Center was of-
ficially opened.
consecutive Thursdays the Inter-
national Center has never missed
a tea, even when Christmas fell
on Thursday.
The teas, designed to acquaint
foreign and American students,
usually attract between 200 and
300 students who enjoy the hos-
pitality of the Center from 4:30
until 6 p.m. each Thursday.
Hostesses at the tea held last
Thursday, were Mrs. Theodore
Newcomb and Mrs. Enrique An-
* * *
FREQUENTLY, visiting foreign
notables are extended special in-
vitations to be guests at the teas
which are open to everyone on
Foreign students who are in-
terested in polishing up on their
ballroom dancing may take ad-
vantage of dancing classes held
at 7:30 p.m. every Friday night.
Women are admitted free of
charge, but men must pay a
small fee. All interested coeds
may go as dancing partners.
Miss Ann Siegel is the instruc-
Have you ever wondered what a
bowl of Chinese soup tasted like?
Or what were the favorite dishes
of housewives in Turkey? The In-
ternational Students Association
sponsors several Sunday suppers
each month, at which students
from a certain country prepare
and serve food from their native

ONE OF THE most praise-
worthy of the Center's undertak-
ings is the work done by the Sew-
ing Group, organized in 1942 by
the Ann Arbor Society of Friends.
Clothing for men, women and
children are collected, mended and
sent to Philadelphia where the
American Society of Friends dis-
patches them to needy people in
The group meets once each
month at the home of one of the
members. All foreign or native
coeds,, faculty women or towns-
people who are interested in
joining the sewing circle or in
donating clothing may call Mrs.
Arthur Dunham, 2-14'11.
The Centerhalso holds four re-
ceptions in the Rackliam Build-
ing each year to fete outgoing and
incoming students.
* *
Halloween are celebrated by spe-
cial dances and parties. On
Thanksgiving Day last year,169
foreign students were entertained
at dinner by various Ann Arbor
Among the latest Center of-
ferings is the recently organized
South American Orchestra,
which has played for several
events. A lecture bureau is an-
other special feature. Organi-
zations desiring foreign students
to speak at various events may
obtain them through the Cen-
Club meetings, ping-pong tour-
naments and bridge lessons are
other activities of the Center.
* *
TOURS TO SUCH places as the
Ford Motor Company during the
school year and extended trips
during vacations to California,
Mexico and other places are also
on the calendar of events.


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