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SU1 DAY, OC OB .i 9, 1947



Upperclassmen Haze
Headstrong Freshmen

'Rah Rah' Returns to Campus

Harried freshmen, already beset
by unfamiliar new studies, house-
mothers and campus "con" men,
were given special attention by
solicitous upperclassmen last
Across the nation, zealous soph-
omores, their own first year hu-
miliations still rankling, busied
themselves with imposing the tra-
ditional ha7ine regulations on the
class of '53. In many instances,
Students Say
Job Openings
Scarce Here
(Continued from Page 1)
six hiring students on even a part-
time basis. Nearly all of the other
10 stores contacted said that they
have previously hired students but
have obtained their help from
local sources this year.
Even the many restaurants
and grills, long major sources of
student jobs, reported a slight
decrease in the number employ-
ed this year.
A sampling of 14 restaurants
showed nine hiring a total of 52
students. Of these, however, 25
were hired by the same concern.
Five said they were hiring no stu-
dents at all.
* * *,
WHILE THEY hire from 40 to
60 students as part-time workers
during registration week and the
first week of classes, local book-
stores said they hire only 10 or
15 students during the rest of the
semester. Most of these are part-
time workers also.
Student employment in Uni-
versity residence halls has re-
mained at about the same level
as in previous years. Altogether,
289 women and 379 men are em-
ployed in the various campus
dormitories as waitresses, staff
assistants, busboys, office per-
sonnel and dining room check-
Heading the list is the West
Quad with 165, followed by the
East Quad, 122; Mosher Jordan,
107,. Stockwell, 78; New Women's.
Dormitory,56; Victor Vaughn, 38;
Betsy Barbour, 25; Helen New-
berry, 23; and Fletcher Hall, 6
EMPLOYING about 350 stu-
dets, the Uinion is another con-
sistant source of full and part-
time jobs. The jobs range from
desk clerks, elevator operators,
waiters, dining room captains,
check+ room attendants and cafe-
teria counter men, to bowling alley
attendants and swimming pool as-
The League has hired 56 stu-
dents this year for work as desk
clerks, dish-washers, waiters,
bus boys and elevator operators.
Elsewhere on campus, the num-
ber of students employed in Uni-
versity units fluctuates some, both
seasonally and annually. The
Plant Department, for example,
hires a number of students for
lawn work in the spring but con-
siderably fewer in the fall and
* * *
hired about 195 students this year
as orderlies, office personnel and
door men.
Lecture Set on

Slides picturing scenes in
France and Spain will illustrate a
talk by Miss Harriet Wojtowicz
7:30 p. m. Tuesday, at Interna-
tional Center under the sponsor-
ship of the Polonia Club.
Miss Wojtowicz, who earned two
degrees at the University of
Michigan, has spent the last year
travelling in Spain, France and
Czechoslavakia, taking time out to
study at the Universities of Seville
and Paris.
Born and raised in Detroit, Miss
Wojtowicz took a bachelor's in
Latin and began teaching in the
Detroit public schools. Going on
to a master's in administration at
the Rackham Graduate School,
she travelled in Mexico and
studied Spanish at the University
in Mexico City.
The meeting Tuesday is open
to all who are interested.
sea o vs404Us
?l tudusSates Ta
. nn a a' at

owever, the freshmen were prov-
ng headstrong and difficult to
* * *
REBEL first year men at the
EJniversity of California at Berke-
ey waited until the Big "C"
_*uard had trooped home and
:hen proceeded to give the large
lock "C" a pale green paint job.
Some of the glamor was stripped
from the exploit . when students
from St. Mary's and Santa Clara
paid visits to the monument with
red paint brushes on successive
An "Inside-Out Day" at Dart-
mouth, long a hotbed of class
rivalry, caused a near-riot as
members of a sophomore vigi-
lante committee tried to per-
suade freshmen to reverse their
clothes before they entered the
dining hall.
Indian first year men also re-
fused to wear the proscroed bean-
ies and some were treated to a
rcund of Mohawk hai:'cuts for
t'eir unseemly insubordination.
* x
AS FRESHMEN hastened to de-
fy their superiors in the question
of tradition and beanies,tsoothing
words were laid upon their in-
jured dignity at some schools.
The Cornell student paper
editorialized that the class of
'53 should wear the cap as a
symbol of class pride rather
than hiding the thing in the
closet merely because they are
Similarly, at Indiana, sopho-
mores explained that the pod was
not a symbol of humiliation, but
a means of aiding freshmen in
recognizing each other on cam-
* * *
FRESHMEN at Northwestern
lined up 120 strong on the streets
of Evanston for a pajama relay.
The Phi Psi freshmen turned in
the best time for the event, but
another contestant walked off
with the show, winning a trophy
and a kiss from the Pajama Queen
for a suit of luminous sleeping ap-
parel which he modeled.
When it came to fraternity
rushing, however, the lowly
frosh came into his own as the
Greeks vied with each other for
the crop of new pledges.
Some groups thought that en-
tirely too much hospitality was
shown toward the rushees. For
instance, the Interfraternity
Council at Minnesota found it ne-
cessary to fine two fraternities
for regaling the rushees with beer,
and reprimanded two others for
magnanimously tendering f r e e
lodging during rushing week to
several freshmen. Both of these
groups were also rapped for hold-
ing various rushees "inaccessible'
to the rest of the campus Greeks
during rush week.
Head of ASM V.E
Will Address
Local Branch
James M. Todd, president of the
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, will address the open-
ing meeting of the student branch
of the society, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow,
in the main ballroom of the Union.
A graduate of the College of En-
gineering at Tulane University,
Todd has been active in the ASME
since 1922. During World War II
Todd handled the mechanical and
electrical problems in connection
with airfields, shipyards and other
important defense work for the
government. He is at present a
member of the Board of Standards
and Appeals of New Orleans.

The "frosh" and the "soph" will
square off and do battle this week
for the first time since the war. {
And they can thank or blame
one student for the major part of
their introduction to "Rah Rah."
* * *
BILL GRIPMAN, hearty stu-
dent legislator from Pleasant$
Ridge, Mich., was all alone last}
fall when he presented his plan
for the revival of school spirit to
the SL.
When the Legislature heard
Gripmnan's booming voice ex-
plain about tugs of war, black
Friday, freshmen caps and tal-
ent shows, they greeted the plan
with a shrug.
Students tagged him "Rah Rah
* * *"
IN THE legislature, several al-t
ternative plans, all aimed at the
revival of school spirit, were pre-
sented. Everybody agreed some-
thing should be done, but theyY
didn't want to do it Gripman's>
This didn't stop the tireless
senior engineer.
He took his fight to the campus. u
Form letters to fraternity and
dormitory houses brought enough
response to persuade the SL to put
the rah rah" question on the
spring election ballot.

* * *


'U' Stunned
As Victory
Record Falls
(Continued from Page 1)
ports said they had rented the
animal for $40 from a local
While students didn't go too
much for organized cheers, when
the team came out in the second
half behind 14-0, they received a
louder ovation than has been
heard in the stadium in the last
few years.
* * *
the Yankees had won their world
series game, coming late in the
second half, got very little vocal
notice from students.
In the press box, more than
100 sports writers, radio and
television men and spotters from
other teams watched the game.
Among them were 1947 All
American Bob Chappuis and his
wife and Julie Franks.
Felix "Doc" Blanchard, former
Army All-American and the in-
side half of the feared "Mr. In-
side and Mr. Outside," combina-
tion watched the game from the
Army bench.
State police in Ypsilanti report-
ed that the post-game traffic load
was handled easily yesterday and
that most of the out-of-towners
had left by six p.m.
BY 'EVENING, the post-game
silence had left the student body
and the arm-chair quarterbacks
had taken over. Suggestions of
black crepe for the student body
were being laughed at.
General feeling was "It had
to come sometime," followed by,
"Maybe we can start on another
victory string next week."
But the classic statement of
student feeling came from a coed
who met a friend she had not seen
for a year outside the Stadium
around 4:30 p.m.
"How are you," the friend asked.
"I'm sick," was the answer.
'SL Will Aitr
rActivites on
Two Stations
Student Legislature will give air
to its functions and projects next
week when it inaugurates a series
of spot news summaries over
IWUOM and WPAG daily.
The spots will be from 12 to 1
p. m. on the program "News from
the Campus." At 4 p. m. Wednes-
day Quent Nesbitt, SL vice-presi-
dent and SL member Polly Hodges
wil be interviewed over both sta-

After the usual juggling of time, definite top spotter. His par-
networks and sponsors the comics ticular brand of Brooklynese
arxe back. humor has made his new show
This season brings a few "Breakfast with , Burrows" an
changes in the roster of gagmen overnight success.
but most of the old-timers are Jack Benny, tried, and true
back making radio audiences hap- continues to capitalize on the
py. same old stuff, his notiious pen-
* * ny-pinching, archaic auto, the'
CONSPICUOUS in his absence hiiaerious sportsman quartet com-
is Fred Allen, who after waging mercials and his inimitable
open warfare against "Stop t!'e "hmmm."
Music" last year, has taken a * * *
leave of absence from tre air- CHARLIE McCARTHY fans
waves. should be glad to note that after
'A e'd hate to think that a a year's absence the precocious
couple of airplanes, refrigera- puppet and his squire E:Jgar Ber-
tors and trips to Tinibuctoo had gan have returned to airwaves (8
downed Mr. "Baggyeye3,' but p. m. Sunday WJR).
we ihope he'll be back a little Mr Television himself, Milton
sharper for his vacation. Berle resumes his pie-throwing
Henry Morgan, who worked for comedy(?). Notice to all organi-
Allen last year as part. of the cam- zations: All meetings previously
paign against the "giveaways'" held at 8 p. m. Tuesdays will
has managed to find another just have t do something about
sponsor-for a while, at least. finding a time mcire convenient
(Morgan's list of emp>,yers is un- to teuevision owners.
doubtedly the longest in the ousi- Ju;:t how long Berle can get
ness.) into every act, and get a laugh
* * * out of female guise seems like a
THE MAN who "when h s good good question.
is very v(ry good, and m hen he's Unfortunately the Jimmy Du-
bad is a xful" made a favorable rante Show is presented at the
showing of straight faco .l wit on same time as the new Burrows
his premniere broadcast Friday (8 show. This may present listeners
p. m. WWJ). with an insoluable conflict, but
That man who breakfasts then you can always alternate
late-9:30 p. m. Friday WJR-- (when you're not studying for a
Abe Burrows has moved in as a bluebook, that is).

GRIPMAN himself was up for
re-election to the SL.
When the ballots were all
counted, Gripman had won a
smashing victory over his nega-
tive opposition.
He was among the firs' of, the
legislators to be re-elected and his
plan was adopted entirely by a
majority of the vodng studert
body-except for freshman bean-
ies. They lost out by a few votes.
p. m. WWJ).
GRIPMAN then began to plan
in earnest. He was back on cam-
pus v week early this fall, working
out details of his "frosh-soph"
In the process of developing
his plans, Gripman acquired
two things: a distaste for the
term "rah rah," and a live wire
assistant, Joe Stone.
Every time he hears the word


-Daily--Wally Barth
TUG-WEEK SPONSOR-Bill Gripman, '50E, senior legislator
who has been laying the foundations for a revival of school spirit
on campus, is now preparing for the inauguration of a week of
freshman-sophomore rivalry on campus to begin tomorrow.

"rah rah," Gripman seems to
wince. He calls his program '"Tug
Week," but is fated to carry the
"rah rah" monicker around with
him for the rest of his college ca-
* * *
STONE, a wirey little West
Quadder from -Detroit has had his
hand in most of the recent prep-

arations for "the week" and the
combination of his and Gripman's
enthusiasm is almost unbeatable.
Aside from digging up things
for the lower classes to do, Grip-,
man has found time to join Scab-
bard and Blade, Vulcans, Tri-
angles, Phi Gamma Delta and to
become president of the Engineer-
ing Council.

DRAMA-2 p.m. NBC University
Theatre - Edith Wharton's
"The House of Mirth"-WWJ.
4 p.m. United Nations Project
- "The Cardboard Box" a
drama of genocide produced
by Norman Corwin-WWJ.
6 p.m.-Family Hour of Stars
-"Berkeley Square" starring
Ronald Coleman-WJR.
6:30 p.m.-Theatre Guild on
the Air-Burlesque" with Bert
Lahr, Ann . Southern-WJR.
FORUM-12 noon. Invitation to
learning-Canter bury Tales,
Frank Ernest Hill, Mark Van
COMEDY-6:30 p.m.-"Our Miss,
Miss Brooks"-WJR.
MUSIC-3 p.m.-CBS Symphony,
Bernard Herrmann conduct-
4:30 p.m.-Milton Cross Opera
Club Instructs in
Tangos, Rhumbas
Want to learn the Tango, the
Rhumba, or the Spanish Paso
If you do, you are invited to
attend the first Spanish Club So-
cial hour from 4 to 6 p.m., to-
morrow, at the International Cen-

Committee eligibility Lists Due

Presidents or managers of all
campus organizations must sub-
mit eligibility lists for all officers
and members of standing com-
mittees before Friday, Oct. 14; ac-
cording to Mrs. Ruth Callahan of
the Office of Student Affairs.
Each officers or committee mem-
ber should show his eligibility card

to the president or manager before
the list is submitted.
Representative student organi-
zations such as the Student Leg-
islature, the Union and League
and all groups putting on special
performances must have eligibility
lists in for all members at the OSA
before Oct. 14.

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