THtM9DA-Vk-- OVr, IBEIi 10, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
10, 1949PAGE FIVE
En''gineers, Lawyers Revive Slide Rule Feud
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'Law' Students Found Pelted,
Chained by Irate Engine Men
The traditional feud between the
engineers and lawyers was re-
newed yesterday as the engineers
bestowed fitting punishment on
two unhappy rivals who were
caught trying to buy tickets to the
engineers Slide Rule Ball.
Two engineers, Al Forman and
Dick Humes, posing as lawyers,
were led in chains to the diag,
where a speedy trial found them
guilty of trying to buy tickets to
this dance, from which lawyers
are traditionally barred.
TH PRISONERS were then
lashed to a near-by tree, and the
"Sly Drool Bawl Eggsecutioner"
began the punishment by breaking
i raw eggs on the heads of captives.
The crowd was invited to join in
Tomatoes and eggs were
handed out to all those who
wanted to try their skill, and
Alpha Xi Delta's
To Honor Group
At Afternoon Tea
Alpha Xi Delta will entertain
at a tea in honor of their patron-
esses today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the
chapter, house, 825 Tappan.
Patronesses to be feted are Mrs.
Robert Hall, Mrs. Hugh Keeler,
Mrs. R. L. Johnson and Mrs. F. B.
Other guests include Mrs. Alex-
ander G. Ruthven, Dean Mary
Bromage, Mrs. Walter B. Rea, Dr.
Margaret Bell, Miss Ethel A. Mc-
Cormick and Dr. Laurie E. Camp-
A lumnae from Detroit and Ann
Aigor and housemothers from the
various sororities on campus will
also be present.
Tomorrow (Fri.) is the deadlinej
for the payment of Junior class
i dues which are being collected by
representatives in the various
Women not contacted this week
may pay their dues within the next
few weeks at a booth, the time and
location to be announced later.
To participate in Junior Girls'
Play, junior women must pay their
dues, said Betty Tornquist, fi-
nance chairman of JGP.
those who were successful in
scoring hits were rewarded with
engineering song books of Mich-
This rivalry between the engi-
neers and the lawyers began way
back when Michigan was a young
school in the "good ole days." Back
in the 1890's when the "grease-
coated" engineers and the "crease-
trousered" lawyers held their
dances on the same night each
group did all it could to break up
the other's dance.
BACK IN 1930, the lawyers at-
tempted the theft of the giant
slide rule which was a highly
prized possession of the engineers.
The engineers, in turn, retali-
ated by waging a chemical war
against their rivals. Some un-
known engineer crawled through
the heating pipes of the Law
Club and released some asphixi-
From this time on, each year the
two groups tried to out do each
other-the lawyers trying to steal
the engineers' slide rule, and the
engineers, in turn, making it un-
comfortable for the lawyers.
This year marks the twenty-first
anniversary of the first Slide Rule
Ball which was held in 1928. In
keeping with the spirit of the an-
niversary, the dance will be held
in an atmosphere which hearkens
back to the days when the engi-
neers and lawyers began a "fus-
sin' and a feudin'."
Movies, dances and the Michi-
gan-Indiana football game will be
among the chief sources of enter-
tainment for students this week-
Dances-The annual Panhel-
lenic Ball, this year dubbed
"Peter's Panic," will feature Ray
McKinley's music. The dance is
semi-formal and will be held from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday at the IM
Building. A leading brand of cig-
arettes will be given away during
the evening and a drawing will be
held with the winning women be-
ing presented with gifts of cos-
Hillel's informal fall dance will
be held amid a circus atmosphere
from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday
in the League Ballroom. Ken Nor-
man's orchestra will furnish the
The regular Friday and Satur-
day night dances, featuring Frank
Tinker's music, will be held from
9 p.m. to midnight at the Union
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Movies-"The Red Shoes," in
technicolor, will be shown during
the weekend at the Orpheum.
The Art Cinema League will
present "Somewhere in Berlin," a
German movie with English titles,
at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and
Saturday in the .Lydia Mendels-
Law Coeds Find
By BETTY MONCRIEFF
Those who consider the ratio of
men to women students at Michi-
gan as out of proportion, should
look inside the Law School, where
the ratio is about 1,000 men to 33
One of the first questions that
confronts the woman law student
is "What made you come to Law
School?" Of course each coed has
a different answer, but basically it
is the same, and that is because
she is interested in that field, and
likes to think along legal lines.
Because law is .a fairly new oc-
cupation for women, the men tend
to be a bit skeptical when a woman
enters Law School, at least until
she can prove her ability.
GENERALLY, as a Freshman in
Law School, the coed feels rather
conspicuous when she is called up-
on to recite in her classes, for the
men are interested in what a wom-
an has to say and pay more atten-
tion to her answers. The average
class is about 150 men, and one or
Opinions of the men law stu-
dents vary with the women.
Most of them agree that the men
in Law School are much neater,
business-like, better dressed, and
more gentlemanly, than the men
in the literary school. But they
are more practical and certainly
not as relaxed.
One coed reports that some of
them become so preoccupied with
their work, that they lose the ro-
mance in life. This is perhaps due
mostly to the stiff competition in
MANY WOMEN who just enter
law, generally have to cut down
their social activities to perhaps
one date during the weekend, but
as she becomes more adjusted to
her work, she can allow more time
for dating. This of course depends
largely upon the indivirual.
The responsibility of keeping
up to date in the work depends
solely on the individual. There
are no quizzes or mid-terms to
make sure that students keep up
their work. Law students receive
only one final examination after
the completion of each course.
Most law students agree that
their classes are very interesting
and alive because of the arguments
and differences of opinions that
arise, as the students present their
Heralding the opening of the
social season for the members of
the Lawyer's Club will be the tra-
ditional Michaelmas Term Dance
Saturday from 9 p.m. to 12 mid-
night held in the dining hall of
the Law Quad.
Ted Smith's band will set the
musical mood. This will be his
second performance at this event.
James Mortelle is the chairman
in charge of this informal dance.
LawyersTo Hold Michaelmas Term Dance
Helping him are William Reid,
chairman of decorations, Neil Lom-
bardi, Joe Stevens. Bud Carbaugh,
and Jack Milligan. Others work-
ing for the success of this event
are Milt Higgs, Blair Moody, Bud
Krueger, and Homer Evans.
The name of the dance is an Old
English term. It is the name of
one of the four terms of the Eng-
lish courts of common law, the Mi-
chaelmas term beginning on the
second day of November and end-
ing on the 25th of December.
In addition to this dance the
Club holds two other informal
dances each month. These are
called "Assizes," an Old Englith
term of court.
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ENGINEERS VS. LAWYERS: These two luckless lawyers are re-
ceiving a pelting of eggs and tomatoes for trying to buy tickets for
the engineers Slide Rule Ball, from which they are traditionally
A WOMAN'S WORLD:
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You do the conquering.-. .
You do the courting. - -
You do the proposing...
You may also do the dishes. .-.-
This is the refrain of the mem-
bers of the Robert Owen Co-op
House who are presenting a Sadie
Hawkins Party on Saturday, No-
vember 12, 1949, 8-12 p.m. in hon-
or of Michigan womenhood.
THE ACTION was precipitated
by Muriel Lester Co-op's earning
the highest academic average. This
event was the culminating proof
of woman's superiority according
to Owen House inhabitants.
Therefore, the aforementioned
women's residence was most
humbly invited to their home
where the men will descend from
the pedestals of authority, of
which they claim they are no
longer worthy, and leave them
to fair womenhood.
Here it will be that women will
assume their rightful position of
leadership and watch over the
safety and welfare of the "weaker
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NEEDLESS to say, Lester House
inhabitants were quick to grasp
such an opportunity to further
prove their inherent superiority. It
was learned that the women of
Lester House will present a skit
entitled, "Excerpts from the Mas-
ters by the Mistress of Them All."
The play will be a take off on
Shakespeare, and, the starring
players will be King Owen and
Queen Lester. The theme will,
of course, be based on Lester
House's higher average.
And so the "Conquerers" shall
be conquered by the "Conquered."
will be at
Meetings scheduled for this
week are as follows:
Lacrosse Club - Members will
meet again from 4 to 5 p.m. to-
morrow in the WAB.
Michifish-All members must
bring dues for the Ensign to the
meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Soccer Club-The last meeting
of the season will be held from 5
to 5:45 p.m. Monday, November
14 in the WAB.
Ballet Club - Beginners will
meet at 7 p.m. and intermediates
at 7:30 on Monday, November 14
in the Barbour Gym Dance Stu-
dio. Membership is still open to
both men and women. The club
will continue to practice for the
Coaches Club-The indoor bas-
ketball season will begin at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, November 16 in the
Officials Club - The practical
exam for the national vollyball
rating will be held Wednesday eve-
ning, November 16. Members will
meet at 7 p.m. in the Barbour Gym
There will be a meeting of
Senior Society at 7:15 p.m. to-
day in the League. The room
will be posted, and all members
are asked to attend.
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