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AY, MAY 24, 1951



Campus Bridge Delegates Given Opportunity
To Participate in Annual State Tournament
Women Enthusiasts invited To Take Part in Contest for First Time;
History of Game Reveals Recent Growth in United States, England

Experts Claim
Coeds Neglect


Campus bridge addicts had an
opportunity to show their skills
last night in the all-campus
tournaments held in the Union
Another tournament will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday also in
the Union Ballroom.
THESE CONTESTS will help to
determine the University's dele-
gates to the annual State of Michi-
gan Bridge Tourney which will be
held June 3 in Detroit.
Competing in this state-wide
event will be such schools as
Wayne University, University of
Detroit and Michigan State Col-
Women bridge enthusiasts have
been invited this year for the first
time to participate in the Union's
elimination tournaments. Late per-
mission will be granted all women
interested in competing.
s* *
THESE elimination tournaments
are run off on a duplicate bridge
basis, with the highest scoring con-
testants as the winners.
The Union will pay all ex-
penses to and from Detroit for
the tournament winners from
the University.

In 1949 a team of students repre-
senting the University won the
Detroit Intercollegiate tourney. Al-
so in 1948 and 1949 teams won
trophies in the Central States In-
tercollegiate Team-of-four in Chi-
BRIDGE became popular on the
Michigan campus in 1938 when
tournaments were held between
the fraternities, sororities and in-
Student-faculty bridge con-
tests also became common in
1938. At that time several repre-
sentatives were sent from the
campus to national tournaments.
The exact history of the game of
bridge is not known, but experts
place the origin in Greece since it
Senior Ball
Senior Ball tickets will be
sold from 1 to 4:30 p.m. today
and tomorrow in the Adminis-
tration Bldg. Tickets may also
be purchased at the door for
the informal dance which will
take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
tomorrow night in the Union


..... .




is definitely known that bridge was
played there over 50 years ago.
* * *
THE PEOPLE that really took
to the game of bridge, however,
were the British. The game was
started at the Portland Club of
England by Lord Brougham, dean
of the English Card Clubs.
Lord Brougham had learned
the game while in Cairo, Egypt
in the autumn of 1894. He acci-
dently omitted the trump card
in his deal at a game of whist
while playing with "the boys" in
his Portland Club.
He apologized to his comrades
and told them about the new game
called bridge. It soon caught on
and spread throughout England.
* * *
WHIST was a popular card game
in England that was actually the
father of our modern bridge. In
whist, the last card dealt was de-
clared trump.
The next stage of development
came with the invention of the
game called bridge-whist in
which the dealer or his partner
declared the trump card.
Auction bridge grew out of
bridge-whist. In this game the
players bid for their tricks and
scored all the tricks above those
that they had declared to make.
popular bridge game in America
today, is identical with auction
bridge except that no tricks are
counted in the score unless they
were contracted for while bidding.
Contract bridge is played pri-
marily in the United States and
France. In England auction
bridge is still prominent.
Duplicate bridge is the form used
in bridge tournaments. In this
game the contestants use pre-
arranged hands. These set hands
are played more than once by the
different players to reduce to a
minimum the element of luck.
SCORES ARE based on a com-
parison of results achieved with
these same cards by all the con-
testants. ,
Exactly how bridge came to be
called by its present name is
still a mystery. Some people
claim it is a derivative of the
English word for whist-biritch.
According to this theory, the
common people in England found
it difficult to say biritch and they1
shortened the term to bridge.
* * *
claims that bridge came from the1
fact that the privilege of namingi
trump went from dealer to partner
-a kind of "bridging" between
the two.
Some people have become such
enthusiasts of bridge that they
have devoted many hours of their
life to the game. Currently famous
for their theories on bridge are
Charles Goren and Eli Culbertson.



CAVE MAN STYLE-Ruth Olsen finds Dick Demmer so "tied up"
in his studying that she has to drag him to the Bluebook Ball
while he finishes preparing his crib notes. The Bluebook Ball
will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, May 26 in the
Union Ballroom.
* * * *
Union Slates Pre-Exam Dance
For Bluebook-Weary Students

Hair Grooming
Beauticians Advise
New Beauty Routine
For Easier Styling
Experts on the grooming of hair
complain that when a woman
washes her hair, her primary pur-
pose is to get it clean, while she
neglects the fact that shampooing
can beautify the hair.
When buying a dress not only
quality but also style is taken into
consideration. This should hold
true when shampooing the hair.
* * *
IN ORDER to be beautiful, hair
must be clean. But clean hair does
not always mean it is stylish.
According to a well-known
stylist, shampooing is often
taken for granted. Women con-
sider the weekly shampoo as
just somethiug that must be
done and let it go at that.
"You can wash your hair just
to get it clean, or you can wash it
to make it beautiful," the beauti-
cian states.
** * *
HAIR BEAUTY treatment starts
with the brush. Vigorous, but not
rough, brushing loosens dry flakes
of skin which cling to the scalp. A
brush with moderately stiff bristles
should be used. Start with long
sweeps and draw the brush toward
the ends of the hair.
The second step that makes
hairwashing a beauty treatment
is the use of detergents instead
of ordinary soap.
Liquid, cream or jelly are equally
quick and easy to use. All of 'them
bring out the natural color of the
hair and leave no dulling residue.
THE LAST STEP in the pro-
cess is toweling the hair until it is
almost dry. Brushing or combing
while the hair is still wet may in-
jure the scalp.
Stylists say the secret many
women don't know is that the
dryer the hair is before rolling it
up in pin curls, the longer the hair-
do will last.
When arranging the hair after a
shampoo, experts warn against too
consistent use of the comb. A brush
does a more effective job of
smoothing each curl into place. A
comb can be used later when the
hair-do needs retouching.
Perfume Test
To try a new perfume, stroke it
on the wrist and wait until the
drop is dry. In this manner, the
true odor will be revealed, rather
than the stronger top note.

Students with those "bluebook
blues" will be able to forget their
troubles at the Union'sbsemi-
annual Bluebook Ball to be held
from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday,
May 26 in the Union Ballroom.
Professor Frank Tinker and his
Four Points will be playing for
their last Union dance at the ball.
Tinker is a graduating senior in
Dentistry School.
*, * *
THE ENTIRE dance is based on
an academic theme. Large ten foot
bluebooks will provide the back-
drop for the band. Smaller blue-
books will be scattered around the
ballroom for atmosphere.
In the hallway outside the
ballroom there will be large
blackboards equipped with chalk
and erasers.
Industrious students will be able
to finish their last minute calcu-
lations on these blackboards.
Others may perfect their "doo-
dling" in order to decorate their'
bluebooks while writing. final ex-
* * *
MINIATURE bluebooks will be
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used as programs and will provide
space for couples to rate each
other with the letter grade of their
Intermission entertainment
will include an elimination dance
with a prize for the couple who
can out dance all the others at
the Ball.
For the less talented couples
there will also be contests for
prizes that require no skill, only
a battle with Lady Luck.
semi-annual dance on campus.
This year in order to insure each
student's attaining a 4 point aver-
age, the dance -committee has
moved the date up a week earlier
than usual.,
Tickets for the dance will be
$1.50 and can be purchased at the
Union. The night of the dance,
some poor studious student who
cannot tear himself away from his
books will serve as tieket collector
so he can study while the dance
is in progress.
General chairman for the Blue-
book Ball is Jerry Freeman. Other
members of the committee include,
Larry Price, entertainment chair-
man; Sol Gregory, decorations
chairman; Dan Schechter, publi-
city chairman and Ken Cutler,
programs chairman.


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