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Coed Senate


To Fill

Spring Season Brings
University Traditions

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League Jobs
Top Campus Positions
Will Be Told Tonight
At Annual Festivities
At a special meeting of the
Women's Senate yesterday, sena-
tors voted for candidates for sev-
eral important League positions.
Results of this balloting will be
announced at Installation Night
ceremonies to be held at 7:30 p.m.
today in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. All students are urged to at-
Candidates for the vice-presi-
dency of the League include Sal-
ly Fernenberg and Nan Schiller.
Julie Bowles and Helen Schwarz
are running for the position of
secretary of the League.
Vying for the treasurer's post
are Marge Blunt and Eileen Shu-
lak, while Ceci Ostrov and Sally
Stahl are running for chairman-
ship of the Women's Judiciary
Three of the following women
will be elected as sophomore mem-
bers of the Interviewing and Nom-
inating Committee: Carolyn Bahle,
Pat Arrington, Erika Erskine,
Gwynne Finkleman, Sandra
Hughes and Betty Jean Kafka.
For senior member of the Nom-
inating and Interviewing Commit-
tee, either Lois Klein or Carolyn
i Snyder will be elected.
All the newly elected officers of
the League, Assembly Association,
Panhellenic Association and the
Women's Athletic Association will
be anounced at the Installation
Night .Ceremonies.,
Alpha Lambda Delta, Senior
Society and Scroll Honorary Soci-
ety will honor new members, and
Sthe Marcia Babbidge award will
be presented. Three Ethel McCor-
mick scholarships and a Mortar-
board scholarship will also be pre-
sented at this time.
Women's Tennis
Will Reorganize
For Enthusiasts
Tennis moves into the women's
sport scene once again.


-Daily-Dean Morton
SPRING TEA-Jon Petersen, '55, will play an original piano
composition at the Hatcher Open House today. He is showing
his musical manuscript to Mrs. Harlan 11. Hatcher, Karin Old-
berg, '55, and Dawn Maine, '55, The third in a series of Hatcher
Open Houses will be held from 4 to 6 p.m.
IFC, Panhel Will Continue
To Present,'U' Greek Week

The WAA Tennis Club will re-
organize Friday afternoon for the
spring season. ,Manager Joan Hy-
man invites old members and oth-
er tennis enthusiasts to a warm-
up session and informal play at
3:30 p.m. at Palmer Field. At 4:30
p.m. the group will adjourn to
the WAB Lounge.
Any coed with or without play-
ing experience is welcome to join
the group and participate in the
club's activities. While rackets
may be rented at the WAB and
lockers secured for the season,
students should bring their own
During the organizational meet-
ing, members will discuss plans
for the women's singles all-cam-
pus Tennis Tournament which
will be played-off the weekend of
April 30.
Times for future meetings will
also be determined at the meet-
ing. Meetings in the past were
held Friday afternoons.
Women's physical education in-
tructor, Miss Joan Farrell, will
be present at the meetings to as-
sist the students wishing point-
ers in the sport.
Students who are not able to
attend the meeting are asked to.
, call Miss Hyman at NO 2-3119.


Heading plans for this year's
Greek Week, to be held from Mon-
day, May 3, through Saturday,
May 8, are co-chairman Bill Cap-
itan, of Beta Theta Pi fraternity
and Beckie Ninness of Chi Omega.
Selected after petitioning held
earlier this year, the chairmen
have general supervision over com-
mittee chairman planning the var-
ious events which will take place
during the week-long festivities.
WORKING as the social com-
mittee, Gene Cohen of Tau Delta
Phi fraternity and Betsy Hearn of
Chi Omega sorority are taking
charge of IFC Sing support and
the speaker committee. Exchange
di"ers are being arranged by Coh-
en and Joanne Lichty of Kappa
Apha Theta.-
Heading the booklet commit-
tee are Leonard Scott, of Theta
'Xi fraternity and Erika Erskine,
Alpha Delta Pi, while the Satur-
day afternoon committee is un-
der the direction of Bob Jewett,
Phi Kappa Psi, and Harriet
Thorne, Delta Gamma.
Publicity for the week's celebra-
tion is being arranged by Charles
Rivkins, of Zeta Beta Tau frater-
nity and Carol Ford, of Chi Omega
sorority. Co-chairmen of the fi-
nancial and advertisement com-
mittee are Rick St. John, Delta
Tau Delta, and Janet Bradshao,
Alpha Xi Delta.
S . s
FRANK ZINN, of Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity, has been chosen
to head the special events com-
mittee. In this capacity he will
make arrangements for the Fresh
Air Camp House Presidents Con-
ference, the IFC Workshops and
the IFC Open House. Co-chairman
for the Presidents' Conference is
Myarna Cherrin of Apha Epsilon
Rounding out the list of com-
mittee chairmen are Mary Slag-
gert, Kappa Delta, and Peg
Moreland, Alpha Phi. They are
in charge of the Panhellenic Tea
and the Panhellenic Workshops,
Commemorating the 108th year
anniversary of Greek societies on

campus, this year's Greek Week
will open on Monday afternoon,
May 3, with the annual Panhellen-
ic Tea.
* * *
THAT EVENING, following the
fraternity and sorority exchange
dinners, the affiliated students will
proceed to Rackham Auditorium
for the week's kick-off speech. The
address will be delivered by a na-
tionally known celebrity.
A Torch Marathon Race, fea-
turing fraternity presidents, is
also on the agenda for Monday
Panhellenic Workshops are
scheduled for Tuesday afternoon,
while the IFC Presidents' Dinner
will be the featured event of that
evening. Attended by the presi-
dents of all the fraternities on
campus, the banquet honors men
who have contributed distinguish-
ed service to fraternity life.
* * * ,
THE NEW IFC officers will also
be installed during the dinner.
On Wednesday evening the
whole campus will be invited to
attend an open house to be held
in the IFC offices in the Union.
.Clinics for fraternity officers will
also be on the agenda for Wednes-
The Fresh Air Camp will form
the background for the Presidents'
conference slated for Wednesday
afternoon. Discussing problems
relevant to fraternities and sorori-
ties and their relations to other
groups, the retreat will be attended
by the presidents of both fraterni-
ties and sororities, as well as by
representatives of faculty and stu-
dent organizations.
* * *
pete in the traditional IFC Sing,
scheduled for Thursday night in
Hill Auditorium. The winners of
the annual event will appear dur-
ing intermission at IFC Ball, to be
held Friday night.
Plans are still under discussion
for the Saturday afternoon event
designed to wind up the week's ac-

Sunning on the "hill," walks in
the arb, exhausting tennis match-
es, these are sure announcements
to University students that win-
ter's gone and spring is here.
Since the founding of the school
over 100 years ago, traditions-
some serious and really meaning-
ful, others lively and gay, have
been growing.
* * *
SENIOR NIGHT, which was
held March 18 this year, is the
time when senior women are giv-
en a sneak preview of the Junior
Girls' Play. Fun reigned as the
spectators heckled the actresses,
demanding repetition of lines or
entire scenes.
The graduating coeds who
were pinned exchanged their
fraternity badges for the more
comon variety known as safety
pins. Married women carried
candles, while engaged members
of the class sucked lemons. For
those unattached, a "wishing
well" was provided, into which
they dropped pennies to aid in
their quest for a man.
The Slide Rule Ball held on
March 20 provided an opportun-
ity for junior law students to
gain revenge over their rivals-
the engineers. Since 1929, the
"legal men" have invaded engi-
neering men's dance in an at-
tempt to carry off the main de-
coration, an eight-foot slide rule.
This year the attempt failed, so
the law students will have to find
other decorations to adorn their
own Crease Ball on May 30.
#* *
THE RIVALRY between the
two schools dates from Senior
Swing Out in the earliest days of
the University. Donning their
caps and gowns for the first time,
the graduating classes would as-
semble for commencement exer-
cises and then march in mass
through the campus.
The difficulty occurred when
law students refused to pass un-
der the engineering arch. In
1934, this custom of Swing Out
was abolished because it was
felt that the real significance of
it had been lost in the outbursts.
Attempts to revive the day have
proven unsuccessful.
Installation Night will be held
tonight when coeds will excitedly
throng to Rackham Lecture Hall
to hear who will lead them next
year in League, Assembly, Wo-
men's Athletic Association, and
Panhellenic offices.
* * *
vide the campus with excitement
as they present their annual Froshe
Weekend Friday and Saturday. I
Divided into two teams - the
Maize and the Blue-the coeds
will vie for the prize offered for
the cleverest dance and floorshow.
Publicity stunts including every-
thing from a real live horse to a
landing in a space ship have kept
the diag in an uproar in the past.
This is the year when the bi-
ennial carnival, Michigras, in-
vades campus. Ferry Field will
become a midway of trick-rides
and rollicking booths April 23
and 24. Colorful floats will

highlight the parade led by the
Michigan Marching Band. This
spring the festivities will center
around "Life's a Book."
May Festival, which brings the
finest talent in the musical world
to the University of Michigan, us-
ually goes hand in hand with the
yearly Mother's Weekend when
sorority and fraternity houses are
opened to members' mothers.
* * *
ANOTHER tradition developed
by affiliated students is Greek
Week. This year it will be May 3-
7. Better interfraternity rela'tions
are promoted as the groups plan
their annual Interfraternity Coun
their annual Interfraternity
Council Ball. Everyone hums a gay
tune after attending-the IFC sing
where fraternities, cheered by
their sponsoring sorority, compete
for the honor of possessing a
handsome gold loving cup.
Not to be outdone by the men,
women tune up their voices for
the contest between wopen's
residences' choirs on Lantern
The oldest tradition on campus
rightfully belongs to the seniors.
Now in its eighty-fourth season,
Senior Ball has survived the ups
and downs that have caused many
old customs to be lost.
AMONG THOSE forgotten prac-
tices is Cane Day. For many years
it was the practice of "tottering"
seniors to carry canes with them
in the spring as an indication of
their dignity and age. Actually
this custom began in 1889 when
University students fashioned
canes fro mthe pickets of the
fence separating the campus from
a field of corn.
One tradition that freshmen
helped to defeat was the wear-
ing of little grey "pots" by all
first-year students. Each spring,
when the newcomers had earn-
ed the distinction of becoming
real students, Cap Day was held
in "Sleepy Hollow," a then gul-
ley behind University Hospital.
Here these signs of lowliness
were thrown on a huge fire and
the freshmen officially received
the "college spirit."
The spring of 1936 brought the
entrance of puffed-sleeves and
increased tuition to the University
of Michigan-an exhorbitant $55
for the School of Literature, Arts,
and the Sciences; the annual de-
bate between the Portia and the
Athena Literary Societies with a
silver loving cup going to the wo-
men who could out-talk the oth-
ers and the start of petitioning
for a new swimming pool, especi-
ally for women, which has just
completed construction.

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