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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Students To Find Pre-Final ;
Relaxation at Bluebook Ball
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The traditional "Bluebook Ball"
will take place from 9 p.m. to mid-
night tonight in the Rainbow
Room of the Union.
Beneath a canopy of inspiring
replicas of bluebooks, couples will
dance to the music of Frank Tink-
er in a last spree before delving
into the texts that will supply tht
information for the real thing,,
which will begin next week.
Other decorations will include
a super-sized, bluebook hung be-
hind the bandstand and a series
of blackboards lining the corri-
dors to provide doodling space

for those entertaining academic
thoughts or artistic inclinations.
Also sharing an important part
in the scheme of things will be the
popular faculty evaluation sheets.
This informal dance has for
many years provided relaxation
for study-weary students
caught in the rush preparing
for finals. It marks the official
closing of the Union Ballroom
for the semester.
In keeping with the general
theme of the ball, miniature blue-
books will be given to coeds as fa-
vors.

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Coed Recounts
College Days
In Denmark
By BETTY BORGEN
Before she went to Denmark,
the only Scandinavian word Kris-
tine Stevens knew was "skaal";
but she soon found out that, both
in student life and normal life,
that was the most important.
"Not that the Danes consume
unbelievable quantities of hard
beverages-but they're a friendly,
convivial people. They wouldn't
think of letting anyone drink
alone, so they "skaal" with you
every time you raise your glass."
Against the background of such
a people student life in Denmark
at the American Graduate School
is most pleasant. Moreover, it's
academically rewarding, accord-
ing to Miss Stevens who is enrolled
in the school for one year.
* * *
THE ADVANTAGES are phe-
nomenal. First, because the Danes
are supremely interested in all
things English and American, in-
cluding the language, although
they sometimes doubt if it's the
same one that they learned in
school.
Secondly, because this is the
first organized batch of Ameri-
can students the country has
ever had and "unwearied by
generationsof clamoring Ameri-
cans before us, people are eager
to accommodate us.
And finally, the inevitable ad-
vantage of possessing dollars, for
which the legal exchange makes
the cost of living about half that
which it is in the United States.
MISS STEVENS finds it amus-
ing to contrast the Danish stu-
dent's life with that of Americans,
particularly American women's
college students.
At the University of Copen-
hagen, there are very few dormi-
tories, pensions and cheap flats
scattered throughout the city
provide most of the living quar-
ters.
To make up for their lack of
campus unity, they have one all-
round meeting place and club,
with about 2,000 members, "Stu-
denter Foreningen," where they
gather for lectures, meals,rweekly
dances, and "skaal-ing."
* * *
ALONG ACADEMIC lines, the
University is still outlined on the
classical university pattern of the
four faculties of philosophy, law,
medicine and theology.
History, and recently mathe-
matics, physical science and
economics have joined the ranks
of "respectable" subjects, but
political science, international
relations and sociology are still
in the future.
Consequently, the American
Graduate School, whose central
them is the social sciences, has
recruited many of its special fac-
ulty from the practical men in the
field, specifically government of-
ficials, business and labor leaders.
WHEN THEY have finished,
these students plan to record their
findings in a book about social,
political and economic Denmark,
a comprehensive subject which no
one has yet bothered to write
about.

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On t4e J/Olje
By PAT BROWNSON
Spring formals and picnics, if those notorious Ann Arbor floods
permit, are in the spotlight this weekend as weary students plan
to go out for one last fling before settling down to the grim task
of cramming for finals.
* * * *
RESIDENTS OF VAUGHAN HOUSE and their dates will be
in cafe society tomorrow at their annual spring formal at the house.
Party-goers will pass through a swinging door into a candle-lighted
cafe, where they may order sandwiches and punch over checkered
tablecloths. Decorations are being handled by Willie Collins.
Mac Ferguson will provide the music for dancing, and the
Vaughan House Trio will entertain during intermission. Coeds will
receive gardenia corsages.
* * * *
THE "GOLDEN HEART of Sigma Phi Epsilon" will gleam forth
tonight at the house's semi-annual pledge formal at the American
Legion. The dance will be preceded by a dinner at the Allenel Hotel,
Bart Rogers is to be the music-maestro of the evening,
* * * *
FESTIVE PEONIES will bedeck Martha Cook Residence tonight
at the "Spring Ball," annual spring formal. Refreshments will be
served on the terrace (weather-permitting) amid Chinese lanterns,
which will also be placed in the garden. Al Rice's band will do the
musical honors. Ann Davis is general chairman.
A FULL WEEKEND for the Zeta Beta Taus will be launched
tonight at a Haunted House Party. Guests arriving at the house
will find a gloomy graveyard surrounding a spooky old mansion
with boarded up windows. Those who are not frightened away by this
formidable sight will enter the house through a large skull. Inside
the furniture will be shi'ouded with white sheets.
Dancers who are driven from the living room by the assorted
skeletons and other terrifying things may dance out in the driveway.
Eunice Podis, concert pianist, will be a special guest. A new star
in the concert realm, Miss Podis has played in Carnegie Hall and
reports have it that she may honor the ZBT's with a sample of her
talent.
Tomorrow afternoon the ZBT's have planned a picnic at Whit-
more Lake. They will return for a dinner at the Union and then
proceed to Senior Ball. An open house will be held Sunday after-
noon.
* * * *
PART OF EAST QUAD will invade the Island tomorrow when
Adams and Cooley Houses hold all-day picnics. Softball will be the
chief diversion of the day for residents who may come stag or
drag. A combined total of nearly 250 are expected to attend.
* * * *
ALSO PICNICKING WILL BE the Acacias who will troop out
to the Arboretum at 5:30 p.m. today. After listening to the ball game
and devouring cokes and sandwiches, they will return to the house
for an informal dance.
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A THEME IN KEEPING with the season will prevail at the Sigma
Phi annual spring formal tomorrow. Dinner at the house will be
followed by dancing to the rhythm of Art Starr.
* * * *
THE FARM CUPBOARD will be the scene of Lambda Chi Alpha's
spring pledge formal. Ken Norman's orchestra will occupy the band-
stand.
* * * *
RESIDENTS OF Adelia Cheever House and their dates will round
out the line up of picnics tomorrow afternoon when they traipse
out to "Beer Mountain." An informal dance at the house will com-
plete the day.
* * * *
ALL ATTENDING THE SAE annual "Black and White Ball"
tomorrow will wear black and white. The traditional dance first began
after the Civil War and is held each year by SAE's all over the
country.
Dale Elliot's band has been chosen to provide music for the
dinner- dance at the Washtenaw Country Club.
* * * *
ALPHA SIGMA PHI'S and their dates will be marooned on a
desert island at a shipwreck party tonight. Palm trees will provide
atmosphere while fish nets will be handy for those who wish to
keep from starving. Hugh Jackson and his band will furnish dance
music.
TOMORROW ANNUAL PICNICS will be held by Lloyd and
Hinsdale Houses. 45 fun-seeking Lloyd House men and their dates
will set out for the- Saline Valley Farms where swimming, softball,
volleyball and horseshoe pitching will stimulate hardy appetites.
According to the Lloyd House men the picnic dinner which will follow
will be "scrumptusuo."
The picnic will be in celebration of Lloyd House's recent winning
of the residence hall Intramural Sports Trophy.
Hinsdale House will spend the hours from 2 p.m. to midnight

tomorrow at the University Fresh Air Camp. Picnic activities will
include square dancing.
* * * *
THETA DELTA CHI will honor their pledges at a formal dinner-
dance Saturday. Following the dinner at the Stage Coach Inn,
guests will return to the house which will be transformed into a
spring garden. Music for dancing will be furnished by Ed Klum and
his orchestra. Women guests will receive favors and programs.

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Drive Conducted To Replenish
Foreign Sports Equipment Stock

This is the time for students to
do their sports spring cleaning.
A drive to collect surplus stu-
dent sports equipment on campus
to send to physical education de-
partments in Europe is being con-
ducted by the women's physical
education department.
WAA Baseball Club members
will meet for the last time 4
p.m. today on Palmer Field. All
are asked to bring money for
the cokes purchased last week,
according to the club manager.

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in crew, mandarin and turtle necklines. Size 10 to 20.
$3.50.
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