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Tug Rivals To Vie for 'Long End'

With mounting interest sopho-
mores and freshmen view the ap-
proach of Tug Week, to be held
October 19 and 20.
This year's festivities will in-
dlude two pep rallies and a dance
at the Union Friday night, the tug
Saturday afternoon and Soph Sa-
tire that night.
r. . *
THE 1949 Tug Week was a re-
vival of an old pre-war tradition.
In the spring a campus-wide refer-
endum was approved and the
week's activities put under spon-
sorship of the Student Legislature,
Foot Bowl Set
F ' '' ' Q
For 'ickoff'
The kickoff for "Kickoff" will
take place at noon today on the
diag in front of the library with
an unusual kind of football game.
Nicknamed the Foot Bowl Game,
the exhibition will be used to pub-
licize Assembly's and AIM's an-
nual A-Hop dance to be held from
9 p.m. to T a.m. Saturday.
Two unique teams will clash in
a game complete with line mark-
ers, goal posts, band, and cheer-
leaders. Bob Leopold,vice presi-
dent of AIM, will referee the
Uniforms of the players will car-
ry the emblem of the first tradi-
tional Foot Bowl game--a large
foot in a bowl.
The entire footbowl game stunt
was planned by Anita Hoert and
Alberta Cohrt, who are co-chair-
men of the publicity for the an-
nual dance.

Those activities included a.
freshman rally Monday, sopho-
more rally Tuesday, the tug-o-
war Thursday with free ice
cream for the winners and hot
coffee for the "swimmers."
Soph Satire was presented Fri-
day night and a hard-times dance
Saturday night featuring "dilapi-
dated dress, droopy duds and hag-
gard hairdoes."
* * *
THAT YEAR the freshmen came
away with the victory. There was
some mix-up, however, when the
first pull was discounted. The
judges objected to the sophomore
practice of bracing themselves on
a convenient stump.
The sophomores, unaware of
the judges' decision, won the
-econd pull, and the freshmen
the third. Thinking they had
won two out of three pulls the
sophomores strolled home to
After disqualifying the first pull,
the judges called for another, but
found sophomore ranks sadly de-
pleted. The freshmen had an easy
time in the final pull, and due to
the mix-up, won the 1949 tug.
* * *
AT A MEETING of the Student
Legislature in December, 1949, a
proposal was passed revising the
Tug Week program. It was short-
ened to a week-end instead of an
entire week.
A motion to elhninate the tug-
s-war from the program was
overwhelmingly defeated 23-9 in
a roll-call vote.
Last year's win is attributed to
the sophomores, although both
teams received a dunking. The first
pull was won by the freshmen but
the judge ruled them offside when

they began pulling ahead of the
starting signal. The result made
the class of '53 victors for two
years in a row.
* *
THE MOST uncomfortable po-
sition was that of the judge who
viewed the contest from his place
of honor in the middle of the river.
Tug Week of the last few
years has been mild compared
to what it was in the old days.
Back in 1925 this warning was
issued in The Daily: "kicking,
biting and slugging are barred."
An account contends that one of
the teams hitched the rope to a
team of horses which were held in
readiness just over the hill out of
sight. The other team, unaware
though equally prepared, hitched
their end to a tractor. The contest
ended in a draw when the rope
AN OLD-TIMER who swears
there was more spirit in the old
days tells about the 1929 battle.
The custom then was for the team
which carries the rope to the site
to get the dry end after dragging
it across the river to their oppon-
The sophomores got the rope,
but were thwarted when the
freshmen showed up with a dary
rope of their own. To allay a
full-fledged fight the two ropes
we espliced in the middle.
That year there was no limit to
the number of men on a team. So,
seeing they were out-numbered
four to one, the sophomores re-
cruited men from the ranks of by-
As a final safeguard they tied
their end of the rope around a
tree. When the splice gave out the
judges decision went to the fresh-
Panhel Opens
Michigan Panhellenic Associa-
tion will sponsor a booth for the
purpose of selling both local and
out of state bus tickets beginning
Friday, October 12.
Barbara Elliott, has urged coeds
who are interested in working on
the booth to contact her immedi-
An agentof a nationally known
bus company will be in charge of
a training program for those who
sign up for the job.
Coeds will be paid on a percent-
age basis.
Previously, the Union had sole
rights for the sale of bus tickets,
and they are only authorized to
sell local tickets.
Tickets will be sold in a booth
in the lobby of the League, and,
although they may be purchased
there for any trip, patrons will
still be obliged to take the bus at
the bus station or in front of the
This is the first of a series of
projects which Panhellenic will
sponsor in an effort to offer more
services to students.

Metal Experts
Tour Country-
Visit University
The University College of En-
gineering was host yesterday to 44
foreign metal scientists from Mar-
shall Plan nations on an educa-
tional tour of the United States.
The visitors were honored at a
luncheon in the Union and were
conducted on a tour of the Uni-
versity's metal research facilities
by Prof. W. P. Wood of the chemi-
cal and metalurgical engineering
AT THE luncheon two scrolls
were presented to Dean G~eorge
Granger Brown of the engineering
college by the visitors in gratitude
for the hospitality given them.
Also attending the luncheon were
several other faculty members of
the engineering college.
Inspected by the foreign sci-
entists were the high tempera- '
ture laboratory, foundry, metal
treatment laboratories, machine
shops, X-ray laboratories and
metallographic laboratories.
The visitors were interested pri-
marily in engineering and metal-
lurgical education in the United
* * *
THEY ARE among nearly 30
metallurgists of the world who are
touring important metal produc-
tion centers in America prior to
the World Metallurgical Congress
in Detroit October 11 through 19.
The Congress and related in-
dustrial sessions will constitute
the largest industrial convention
and exhibit ever staged any-
where in the world and the
first international metallurgical
meeting in history.

Campus Organizations Plan
Weekend of SocialEvents
N _______-__

SRA Outing ***
To promote better understand-
ing of the culture and problems of
other countries, the first Intercul-
tural Outing of the semester will
be held Saturday and Sunday.
A bus will leave Lane Hall for
the outing at Walkers Lake Lodge
in Kensington Park at 5 p.m. Sat-
urday and return at 3 p.m. Sunday.
The outing, co-sponsored by the
Intercultural department of the
Student Religious Association and
members of the Arab Club, will
feature Arab food, music and dis-
cussions of the culture of Arab
Mohammed Hassan, president of
the Arab Club, will lead the dis-
cussion Saturday night. Other
members of the club will prepare
the Sunday meal.
A meditation h o u r, during
which students may think about
the problems discussed or find out
more about faiths other than their
own, is being planned for Sunday
"Despite the short duration of
the outings, there is always plenty
of opportunity to make new and
lasting friends, for there are usu-
ally five or six foreign countries
represented," said Robina Quale of
the Intercultural department.
* * *

Square dancing will be featured
at the dance, and refreshments will
be served. The purpose of the
dance, in addition to entertain-
ment, is so that Guild members
may meet members of the other
Protestant Guilds. according to
Beaulah Markus, chairman.
SR A Lunch***
Fellowship, friendship, fun and
food are provided to participants
in the Student Religious Associa-
tion's weekly Saturday noon lunch.
The lunch and discussion group
meets at Lane Hall every Satur-
day at 12:15 p.m. and on football
weekends the discussion ends in
time for students to attend ,.the
Rev. Frank J. McPhillips, Dr.
Douglas Williams, Leonard Wilcox,
'52. and Ann Cotton, '52, will be
among the speakers scheduled for
the luncheons.

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mony in the St. Andrews Episco-
pal Church of Ann Arbor, Patricia
Maine Thayer was married to
Donald William McMillan.
The ceremony, was followed by
a reception in the Phi Rho Sigma
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Soph Satire Tickets-Tickets for
Soph Satire costing 50 cents will
go on sale today from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. on the diagonal and from
noon to 4 p.m. at the Union.
* * *
Soph Satire Chorus-A rehear-
.sal of the Satire chorus will be
held at 7 p.m. today in the League.
*. * *
Merit-Tutorial-It has been an-
nounced that coeds needing tu-
tors may contact the Merit-Tu-
torial Office in the League at any
time. Rates are $1 per hour for
all courses except chemistry which
will be $2 an hour.
* +
Board of Representatives -
There will be a meeting of the
Board of Representatives at 4:30
p.m. today in the League.

and Mrs. Donald P. McMillan of
Mrs. McMillan, a senior in the
literary 'college is affiliated with
Delta Zeta sorority.
Mr. McMillan, president of Phi
Rho Sigma, professional fratern-
ity, is a senior in medical school.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Keller of
Peekskill, N. Y, have announced
the engagement of their daugh-
ter, Barbara Joan, to John Fred-
erick Wilkins, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Wilkins, also of Peekskill.
The announcement was made
July 19 during a party for friends
and relatives at the Kellers' home.
Miss Keller, a junior in the Col-
lege of Architecture and Design,
is the social chairman of Stock-
well Hall.
Mr. Wilkins is with the Wilkins
Fruit Farm in Peekskill.
No date has been set for the
League Group
Sl ates 1Me eti ng
League Personnel Committee
will hold a mass meeting at 4:30
tomorrow in the League.
The committee finds ushers for
Art Cinema League movies, spe-
cial plays at the campus theatre
and for the Drama Festival in the
* * *
also recruited. The personnel com-
mittee urges that teaching and
nursing enthusiasts do this work
because of the experience to be
gained helping and entertaining
youths in the children's ward.
Volunteers are placed to aid
the chaplain. Direct application
may be made by calling Mrs.
Ernest McCoy at 2-2521 exten-
sion 289 or 270.
ThesPersonnel Committee also
recruits workers for other groups.
Short-term volunteers including
workers for Tag Day and guides
for University Day are placed by
this group,
gue manager needs 25 women to
complete the quota on the Mary
Davidson Club. This club serves
at banquets and League parties.
The members receive a 75 cent an
hour wage.
Women who are interested in
joining the club may sign up in
the Undergraduate Office of the
League. They will be employed
for one year.
Theatre specials and Drama
Festival ushers will be chosen only
from the list which will be circu-
lated during the mass meeting.
Those who find it impossible to
attend the meeting may sign up
in the Undergraduate Office or
call Janet Spieth, committee
chairman, or her junior assistants,
Marge Abels, Audrey Murphy,
Phyllis Peterson or Joan Pruit.

The Lane Hall Coffee Hour,
from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday will be
in honor of foreign students this
week, according to Doris E. Reed,
protestant religious counselor for
international students.
"This Coffee Hour, a special
event at the beginning of each se-
mester, affords an opportunity for
both the newly-arrived students
from other lands and those who
returned to campus from previous
semesters to become acquainted
with the student directorssand
the members of the protestant
student groups at the University,"
she said,

About 45,000 persons are ex-
pected to attend.
Both the Detroit meetings and
the American industry and edu-
cational tours are sponsored byr
the American Society for Metals.
AIM ilscusses
Plans forY'ea~r
Plans for the coming semester
were discussed and acted upon
Monday night at one of the larg-
est Association of Independe
Men meetings in recent years.
In addition to the regular rep-
resentation from the West and
East Quads, newly elected mem-
bers from the South Quad were
present for the first time.
Final A-Hop arrangements were
made for Saturlay night and
plans for a revival of the 'Little
Club,' one of AIM's biggest suc-
cesses last year, were projected.
* * *
SEVERAL traditional AIM serv-
ices of former years were also set
into motion. Athletic equipment
will again be made available to
students at a substantial discount
and athletic trophies awarded to
deserving housse in the dormitory
New plans for the coming
year include an information
pamphlet about AIM, a file on
outside housing facilities and a
free 'pops' concert in December
in Hilil Auditorium.
In addition, a proposal up be-
fore the SAC about outside inde-
pendent representation in AIM
was discussed.
Dave Ponitz, '52L, incumbent
president of the organization, is-
sued a call for independents not
on the AIM Council to work on
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Tickets on Sale;
Lessons Offered
To BridgeFans
Tickets are now on sale for the
bridge lessons which began yester-
day at the League.
Beginner classes will meet at 7
p.m. every Tuesday and intermed-
iate classes will follow at 8:30
p m.
Ten lessons are included in the
plan. Tickets may be purchased
from 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to
5:30 p.m. in the Undergraduate
Office of the League.


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"I.G. Hop," annual Inter-Guild
party, will be held at St. Andrew's
Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Friday.


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Deborah Bacon, Dean of Wo-
men, was one of the principal
speakers at the fall conference of
the Michigan State Association of
Deans of Women and Counselors
of Girls held Saturday at Michi-
gan State College.
Dean Bacon presented her ad-
dress "Women's Role: We As-
sume Responsibility" at the morn-
ing session of the conference.
sociate professor of anatomy at
the University Medical School, was
one of three persons from the
United States chosen to partici-
pate in a special symposium ar-
ranged by the Swiss Academy of
Medical Sciences.
The symposium, entitled "Influ-
ence of the Hypophysis and the
Adrenal Cortex on Biological Re-
actions," was part of a meeting
of the First International Con-
gress of Allergists held the first
of the .month in Zurich, Switzer-
Professor Baker's report includ-
ed research findings obtained in
collaborative work at the Univer-
sity with Wayne L. Whitaker, as-
sociate professor of anatomy;
Mark A. Hayes, assistant profes-'
sor of surgery and C. M. Castor,
an interne at University Hospital.

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