,flIhAt ! OVE1 IER 18, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Hobos Will Invade League
At Bankruptcy Ball Tonight
The League Ballroom will be in-
vaded by hobos when the business
administration. school presents
"Bankruptcy Ball" from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. tonight.
Couples dressed in formal attire
will also be present since, ac-
cording to dance chairman Betty
T'ncik, any costume will be ap-
To Be Honored
Robert Q. Lewis, nationally
known comedian, will be guest of
honor at a Phi Sigma Delta party
tomorrow which will center
around the accomplishments of
that famous alumnus of the Uni-
versity and the fraternity.
\ Lewis will have his own tele-
vision show within a month, it was
announced. Well known on CBS,
he took over the Arthur Godfrey
Show during the summer.
Alumni from all over the coun-
try will be present at the house's
homecoming celebration for Lewis,
who is in Ann Arbor this week end
to act as master of ceremonies at
Varsity Night tonight.
The entire first floor of the
chapter house will be decorated
with panoramas and cartoons
about Lewis and his "interesting
Al Kaplan, decorations chair-
man, said, "Never has one per-
sonality offered me so much ma-
terial to dig my paint brushes in-
to." Lewis' horn-rimmed glasses
lend themselves easily to carica-
A skit on Lewis' life will be pre-
sented during intermission. "Any
resemblance between the presenta-
tion and the life of Robert Q. will
be purely accidental," was the col-
lective opinion of Bill Weil, Steve
Davis and Marty Kohlenberg, who
are in charge of the entertain-
Social chairman Norm Schafer
is planning the party.
Arriving at the dance, the guests
will step through the doors of a
huge railroad boxcar into a room
decorated with hobo figures. Au-
thentic corn pipes will be given
out as favors.
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AS DOOR PRIZES, two $25 gift
certificates will be given to the
lucky winners. One will, be fur-
nished by Van Boven's for the'
man, and the other by Jacobson's
for the coed. There will also be a
surprise prize given.
Music is to be provided by
Johnny Harberd's orchestra
which will play numbers of a
medium tempo as well as jazz
pieces. The marching band of
Sigma Phi Epsilon will be on
hand outside of Hill Auditorium
to escort people attending Var-
sity Night to the League.
Tickets, which were originally
$1.99, have been marked down on
a fire sale to $1.49. They are avail-
able in the new Administration
Building and the lobby of the
Business Administration Building
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow.
PROCEEDS from the dance will
go into the Bus. Ad. Lounge Fund.
The fund is to provide furniture
for the lounge in the Bus. Ad.
The ball marks a revival of
the traditional all-campus Bus.
Ad. dances which were discon-
tinued about three years ago.
Originally, the annual dances
were called "Ckpitalist Ball,"
the last one being a formal..
The Dance committee includes
Betty Tancik, general chairman;
Pete Logothetis, decorations; John
Bodnaruk, publicity; Gernald Dar-
row, tickets; Lilian Bartlett, pa-
trons; Johnny McCarthy, pro-
grams, and Al Garchow, prizes.
Will Be Given
In UnionNov. 26
Students who plan to spend
Thanksgiving weekend in Ann Ar-
bor will find entertainment at
the "Cranberry Ball," a Union
sponsored dance to be held from
9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Nov.
26 in the ballroom.
Pilgrims and Indians, complete
with tomahawks and turkeys, will
decorate the walls. Red balloons
representing "cranberry balls" will
hang from the ceiling.
Dick Kamrath is general chair-
man of the dance. Decorations
will be handled by Bill Chin and
Tom Mills, publicity by Jack Beyer
and entertainment by Ned Miles,
Ron Modlin and Larry Ravfck.
WHAT TO WEAR?-Appropriate apparel for bankruptcy ball is
modeled by committee members Larry Ward, Betty Tancik (chair-
man), Al Garchow, Lillian Bartlett, Tom Deam and Nancy Hilton.
By PAT BROWNSON
Specialty parties lead campus events this weekend as football
"IN THE STILL of the Night" is the theme selected for Greene
House's hillbilly party tomorrow. It is rumored that guests will enter
the ballroom through a dense woods. Once in a clearing they will find
a large still containing the finest "champagne." John Schlee will do
the calling for square dancing. There is to be a floorshow and a prize
for the most appropriately dressed hillbilly.
LAMBDA CHI ALPHA pledges have gone to the far north to bring
a realistic reproduction of a Yukon town to Ann Arbor for the "Klon-
dike Krackup" tomorrow as they prepare to fete their big brothers
with a traditional party. Card and roulette tables will be found in the
Lucky Strike Saloon, while nearby the Yu Kum Dance Room will be
reserved for dining and dancing. A treasure hunt is scheduled for the
Gold Nugget Mine Room, where prospectors with picks and shovels
will try to uncover the hidden treasure buried amidst the debris. Men
will dress as miners and gamblers while their dates will be show-girls.
A skit by Al Grybas will depict the hectic life of a prospector. The eve-
ning will conclude with lottery in which couples guess the exact time
they think the Klondike ice will crack. A prize will be given to the win-
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LLOYD HOUSE will present its annual "Plymouth Rock" dance
tomorrow in the dining room. Dinner will precede dancing to the music
of a five-piece combo.
On Coed Looks
By MARJORY REUBENE
Except for a few staunch die-
hards, most Michigan men seem to
vigorously object to the traditional
comment on this campus, "four
out of five women are beautiful
and the fifth goes to Michigan."
When asked to defend or defy
this old adage, one of the Univer-
sity's male population commented,
"Michigan women are much more
interesting than they are where I
come from-all we have there are
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"OF COURSE NOT," was an-
other quote. "If I were looking for
the ideal girl to marry I'd look for
her at Michigan."
One rather scholarly student
stated, "In my opinion, the fem-
inine pulchritude of Michigan
women compares favorably with
that of women on other cam-
puses with similar scholastic
standing." He refused to trans-
late his statement into English.
"It's not true," claims one who
should know. "Michigan State men
think the women on this campus
are much better looking than
women on their campus. And you
should see the State women -
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AFTER ALL the talk of North-
western's beautiful coeds, the com-
ment of one Michigan man is
rather surprising. He said, "After
my trip to Northwestern I wonder
what they did with all the beauti-
One student when asked to
comment on the question at
hand aid blankly, "Women-
what's that? I just come here for
the football games."
Another innocently replied,
"Mosteof the good-looking wom-
en stay in and study so much you
never see them."
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AND THEN there are those who
enthusiastically uphold the state-
ment and even add to it. One de-
bator for the affirmative said em-
phatically, "If no one else had said
that, I would have stated it with
"That's all' wrong," said one
dyed in the wool women hater.
"Four out of five women are
ugly and all four go to Michi-
"Did you ever notice that when
a fella does find a good-looking
girl he never introduces her to
anyone?" queried a Michigan
male. "I'll introduce my date for
this Sat. to anyone," he added.
'Well, things are looking up,"
said one student philosophically.
"Michigan women are getting bet-
ter looking every year.
Soph Cabaret-There will be a
meeting of the decorations com-
mittee of Soph Cabaret at 5 p.m.
today in the League. The room
number will be posted, and all
members are requested toaattend.
Basketball Club-The club will
meet tomorrow afternoon in the
Barbour Gym. The meeting will be
split into two sections, with inter-
mediates playing at 4 p.m. and ad-
vanced members playing at 5 p.m.
Anyone, however, who is not able
to come at the assigned time may
come to the other meeting.
Record Concert - The League
will present their weekly recorded
concert from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight
in the library on the third floor.
Slide Rule Ball will celebrate its
twenty-first anniversary from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow in the
Masonic Temple ballroom.
In keeping with the anniversary
theme, the dance will be held in
an atmosphere which reflects the
by-gone days when "grease-coat-
ed" engineers and "crease-trou-
sered" lawyers waged a bitter, and
often times violent, feud.
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BACK IN the 1890's when the
rivalry began, these two groups
both held their annual dances on
the same night. Each group did all
it could to disrupt the other dance
and to harrass its opponents.
The traditional struggle took
a new turn in 1930, when the
lawyers absconded the engineers
eight foot slide rule just before
the dance. With fire in their
eyes, the engineers set out after
their rivals and succeeded in
recovering their slide rule just
before the dance.
Despite elaborate precautions
the slide rule has a habit of dis-
appearing each year. A few years
ago the engineers bound it in a
strong chain with three padlocks,
confident that it would be safe
from the lawyers. They returned a
few hours later to find the chain
and the padlocks, but no slide rule.
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ENGINEERS and their guests
will step back into the "good ole
days" when they enter the ball-
room tomorrow night. Downstairs
in the Masonic Temple, two sec-
tions, designated by the sign
"Gray Beards," will be roped off
for the faculty.
Entertainment as well as
decorations will be in keeping
with the theme. The "Four
Hoarsemen" will render some
of those songs that were popular
in the "Gay Nineties."
This quartet was the winner in
the Michigan junior division of the
Society for the Promotion and
Encouragement of Barber Shop
Quartet Singing in America,
more commonly known as the
SPEBSQSA. In addition to their
regular program, the quartet will
lead the group in singing two
popular songs at the end of the
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OTHERS on the program for
intermission entertainment are
Beverly Olszynski, who will sing,
and Bill Gerson, who has promised
a fine novelty act.
Music for the dance will be
provided by Paul LaVoie and his
orchestra. Although LaVoie's or-
chestra makes few public ap-
pearances, it is, nevertheless,
one of the most heard orchestras
in the nation.
This seemingly paradoxical
statement is clea when it is ex-
plained that LaVoie is Music Di-
rector for Station WJR in Detroit.
He has held this position for
the past ten years and is hailed
as one of the foremost men in
To Give Dance
The Newman Club will present
its annual Thanksgiving dance
tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight in
the Newman clubrooms.
Following an appropriate har-
vest-time theme, the "Turkey
Trot" will have decorations of
pumpkins, corn stalks and turkeys.
The semi-formal dance will fea-
ture the music of Jim Serbis and
his orchestra. Mr. Serbis is a stu-
dent at the University of Michi-
gan and has played for several
Slide Rule Ball To Reflect Rivalry
Between Engineers, Law Students
DANCEABLE MUSIC -- 9:00 to 1:00 - BY HARBERD
QBAN KRU PTCY BALL
TONIGHT -at the League
l PRIZES, FAVORS, LAFFS, THRILLS
Dress:. Jeans to Tuxes - anything goes
Tickets: $1.49 Ad. Bldg., Bus. Ad., or at the door
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STRICTLY FORMAL is the keynote of Theta Xi's annual Monte
Carlo party tomorrow. Black-faced waiters will serve "champagne" to
the gamblers who patronize the casino.
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THE "SKULL HOUSE" of Phi Kappa Sigma will turn into a Las
Vegas night club tomorrow, complete with a pseudo neon sign mark-
ing the entrance to Club 907. Games will include roulette, faro, black-
jack, galloping dominoes and bridge. Otter haunches and goats' milk
will be served as refreshments. Couples will dance to the biggest name
bands of the land in the "subdued glow" of three kleig lights imported
especially for the occasion.
WILLIAMS HOUSE will be transformed into Diamond Lil's Casino
as the staff takes over tomorrow to entertain alumni, residents and
their dates in the spirit of the wild west. There will be the usual
games of chance. A contest is being conducted in the house to deter-
mine the identity of Diamond Lil who will mingle with the crowd at
A TUNNEL OF LOVE will lead to Tau Delta Phi's circus tomorrow.
There will be carnival games of chance, side show freaks, ferocious
animals in cages and venders selling refreshments. Dancing to music
from all nations will be featured under the Big-top.
* * * *
HIGH SOCIETY from Phi Sigma Kappa will spend tomorrow eve-
ning at the grand Monte Carlo casino Societe des Bains de Mer. The
house will provide $1,000,000 per couple for gambling. The social chair-
man explained that there will be no band because the whir of the roul-
ette wheel would drown out the music.
* * * *
A BUSY SCHEDULE is in store for Alpha Epsilon Pi as the house
plans to celebrate its annual A E Pi Weekend. Guests have been invited
from chapters at Ohio State, Wayne and MSC. An open house and
dance will be held tonight. The pledge-active "Pie Bowl" game will be
played tomorrow morning, with the winning team receiving a wooden
pie trophy. A buffet luncheon and 'supper will take place tomorrow,
followed in the evening by a "Football Finale" dance when King Foot-
ball is placed in his coffin and buried. Goal posts will decorate the
entrance while line markers will divide the ballroom. MC's for the en-
tertainment will be Cy Nagel for the actives and Pledge Conrad Goode.
* * * *
SKID ROW is in the limelight at two houses, Zeta Psi and Delta
Chi, prepare to herd down-and-outers to their respective rescue mis-
sions. Zeta Psi's will dance to Hugh Jackson's band surrounded by
pawn shops and taxi dancers. A basement bar will cash welfare checks
for those desiring a taste of the "Bum's Special," a new punch.
* * * *
ACACIA will play host to 13 brothers from OSU tomorrow at a buffet
dinner and informal dance centering around a football theme.
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