THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Engineers, Lawyers To Hold
Annual Rival Dances Friday
Groups To Continue,
Contest for Slide Rule
* Members of the School of En-
gineering hope to/be able to flaunt
their huge slide rule at their an-
nual dance, Slide Rule Ball, which
will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday in the Union Ballroom.
The engineers plan to use the
slide rule as part of the decora-j
tions for the event, despite repeat-
'ed efforts of their long hostile
rivals, the lawyers, to steal the
* * *
DECORATIONS WILL follow a
Rube 'Golberg theme. With con-
traptions and devices known only
to those cogniscent of the science
of the engineering world, each
group in the school of engineering,
for example, civil, mechanical and
electrical, will design a mural car-
rying out the "Mad Engineer"
The long rivalry between the
slide rule men and the barristers
originated when the law sdhool
was located In Haven Hall. One
day each! year the engineers
would refuse to allow the lawy-
ers to go through the Engine
Arch to cross the Diag.
In retaliatior, the lawyers made
a yearly attempt to block the En-
gine Arch later in the spring.
Since then several records have
been made and broken as to the
speed- with' which,-the legal men
could succeed in blocking the
AT ONE TIME, the dances were
held in the same building. Accord-,
ing to tradition, whichever dance
uses the slide rule as decoration
will be the most successful. Con-
sequently, the lawyers annually
attempt to steal the computing in-
strument by devious means and
This year marks the first that
both Crease Ball and Slide Rule
Bal have been given on the
same night, and says Bob Brun-
graber, publicity chairman for
the engineers, "It was strictly
The event is sponsored by both
theiengineering Council and the
Michigan Technic. Pictures at
the dance will be free with the
compliments of Vulcan Senior So-
Frank Tinker and his orchestra
will supply the musihal entertain-
ment for the dance.
Tickets, which are being sold at
the Engineering Arch, are $2.20 a
Law Students Plan
Theft of Decoration
"The case of the hidden slide
rule" is occupying the time of law
school students this week.
An enthusiastic search is being
made by the men to uncover the
whereabouts of an eight-foot slide
rule which is owned by the mem-
bers of engineering school.
Purpose of the hunt is to cap-
ture the instrument in time for
Crease Ball, a formal dance for
the lawyers which will be held
from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday in
the League Ballroom.
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PRESENTED ANNUALLY by
Barristers an honorary law society,
the ball's success is always mea-
sured by the appearance or ab-
sence of the slide rule. Rivalry
has reigned for many years be-
tween the two schools and is cli-
maxed each spring by the stunts
which are staged preceding Crease
Ball and Slide Rule Ball.
Last year, the engineers had
two large slide rules in their pos-
session, but not for long.
The lawyers succeeded in cap-
turing both of them which were
added to the decorations at Crease
Ball. Later, one of the instiu-
ments was taken to Lansing and
presented to Governor G. Mennen
Williams, who was a former law-
yer and Barrister at Michigan.
THE OTHER slide rule was hid-
den in one of the lawyer's rooms-
but only for a short time. The
engineers were quick to retaliate
through the assistance of a sand-
wich man who was also an en-
gineering school student.
Discovering the "pride of en-
gine school" in the lawyer's
room while making the rounds
on his sandwich beat one night,
the engineer gathered together
a crew to invade the law quad
and retrieve the slide rule. The
mission was successfully com-
Lawyers will attempt once more
to steal the beloved possession of
their rivals this week. The en-
gineers have reported the slide
rule to be safely hidden from the
grasps of the legal men, but the
men of law have also guaranteed
the appearance of the instrument
at their dance..r
Tickets for Crease Ball are on
sale in Hutchins Hall or may be
purchased from any member of
Barristers this week.
The dance is open only to stu-
dent§ and professors in law school
and their guests.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE-Chairmen for the Interfraternity Ball meet to discuss plans for the dance
to be held Friday, May 11 at the IM Building. Pictured above are Jerry Van Syoc, Tony Palermo,
Sandy Robertson, Jim Foster, Jack Hamer, Mark Sandground, and Leonard Wilcox. Providing the '
music for the dance will be Harry James and his orchestra. Those who attend will take a "tour
through the hereafter."
ADDED A TTRA CTIONS:
League Opens Newly Modernized Cafeteria
A newly decorated, newly equip-
ped League cafeteria opened its
doors to the public at 11 a.m. yes-
terday and will continue to serve'
its patrons from 11 a.m. to 1:15
p.m. for luncheons and 5 to 7:15
p.m. for dinners each day of the
Mrs. Edith Wheeler, Business
Manager of the League, took six
Daily staffers on a tour of the
cafeteria Friday. The tour also in-
cluded a glimpse into the new re-
creation room off the Roundup
Room which will be opened soon.
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THE DINING room of the cafe-
teria has been remodeled in gay
colors of grey, tourquoise and red.
The old ceiling has been replaced
with a lower, tiled one featuring
a more direct lighting system.
The cafeteria line has been
rearranged and modernized. The
trays are held in a new "pop-
up" dispenses that serves trays
at a convenient level to the cus-
tomers and replaces the trays
as they are removed.
A new service to be featured is
the short-order department. A
customer can order club sand-
wiches made to order or steaks
broiled to his specifications while
going through the cafeteria line.
WHEN THE order is cooked, a
runner will serve it to the patron
directly at his table.
The kitchen facilities have
been re-grouped into conveni-
ent units and new, modern
equipment has been added. The
whole room has been arranged
so that a maximum of working
space for the cooks is available.
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The dishes used by the custom-
ers of the cafeteria are all steri-
lized and not touched by human
hands from the sterilization pro-
cess until they are picked vup in
the cafeteria line.
The dish washing equipment
now includes a special glass wash-
er, a silver washer and a dish
washer. The pots and pans will
now be dried in a special drier
made specifically for that purpose.
Will Be Given
Members of Sigma Nu fraternity
will honor their founders at the
chapter's annual "White Rose
Ball" to be held from 91 p.m. to
midnight Saturday in the League
Carrying out the theme of the
dance, there will be 1800 white
roses placed on trelises and arbors
around the ballroom. A six foot
replica of the fraternity's pin will
be suspended over the bandstand.
PRECEDING THE DANCE, Sig-
ma Nu's will attend a white s6
banquet which will be held in
honor of the fraternity's patrons.
Moving over to the League for
the dance, the Sigma Nu's will
greet their guests, the members
of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.
The ATO's are long standing
rivals of the Sigma Nu's dating
from the founding of the two fra-
ternities at Virginia Military In-
THROUGI THE YEARS, the
Sigma Nu's have become known as
the "Whitefeet," while the ATO's
have achieved the title of "The
These titles originated with
the footwear of the two group's
founders. The Sigma Nu's sport-
ed white boots, while the ATO's
wore black ones.
As a result of this "whitefeet-
blackfeet" rivalry, the Sigma Nu's
will sport white bucks at the dance,
and the ATO's will attend in their
black footwear. This same cus-
tom was followed at the annual
ATO "Blackfoot Ball."
In addition to the ATO's, invi-
tations to the "White Rose Ball"
have also been sent to the presi-
dents of all residences as well as
student campus leaders.
Ted Smith and his orchestra will
provide the musical background
for couples attending the event.
Dance Will Assume
Theme of Hereafter;
Harry James To Play
Tickets are now on sale for the
annual Inter-Fraternity Ball
which will be presented from 9
p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, May 11, at
the Intramural Building.
The tickets have already been
sent to all fraternities on campus,
and at the end of the week, those
which are unsold will be returned
to the ticket committee.
* * *
THESE TICKETS, along with, a
certain number which have been
reserved, will be put on sale in the
Administration Building. The tick-
et sales will be open to the entire
Tickets for the dance's "trip
to the hereafter" will be priced
at $3.60 per couple.
In keeping with this theme of
life "in heaven or the other place,"
one side of the ballr om will be
decorated as heaven while the oth-
er half will depict the abode of
"old man devil himself."
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TO PROVIDE the dreamy, mis-
ty atmosphere symbolic of heaven,
there will be clouds moving across
the ballroom, while flames will de-
corate the devil's abode.
In 'addition, moving pictures
will be reflected on white silk
draperies which will be sus-
pended around the walls of the
ballroom. Revolving c r y s t a I
showers will be suspended from
the ceiling to reflect the lights
from the bandstand. The band-
stand itself will be decorated
Barry James and his orchestra
will prvide the musical back-
ground'for couples attending the
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THERE WILL BE booths for
the various fraternities placed
around the edge of the dance
floor, as well as booths for inde-
pendents attending the dance.
Fratrnities are to provide
their own furniture for the
booths which will be construct-
ed by the dance committee.
The committee, will provide
transportation to return the furni-
ture to the houses after the dance,
but each group must transport its
own furniture to the building.
Mild weather brings out an ar-
ray of cotton dresses, skirts, and
blouses and as cottons come into
their own, it is inevitable that
they will require ironing.
Many useful features have been
added to irons to, aid coeds in this
job. Some irons have a removable
steam attachment while others
can be operated as well with tap
water as with distilled or soft wa-
ter, and still others have special
If obtaining the distilled water
required for some steam irons is
the big problem, it may be rem-
edied by acquiring one of the new
steam irons that can be filled right
from the faucet.
One iron has the feature of
having a special control unit for
steam use in addition to the usual
fabric settings to eliminate worry
about scorching and water spots.
Members will have a business
meeting at 5 p.m. today at the
WAB. Manager Abby Funk
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Little Joey Crosseyed
Through some genetic Yaw,
Was always lookin' two ways
For everythin' he saw.
-From JOEY, one of a group of poems by, H. A. Burdick which
will appear n the Spring issue of GENERATION, the campus