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', FEBRUARY 23, 1954




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Assembly Ball History
Dates Back To 934
Annual Dance Will Be Presented Sat., March 6;
Affiliates Co-sponsor Event During War Years
Adding another chapter to As-
sembly Ball history will be this I cause of the dwindling male pop-
,year's Assembly Ball, "March ulation and general war time
Moods, to be held from 9 p.m. to economy. Instead of having the
1 a.m. Saturday, March 6 in the dance during the spring semester,
e eague, the date was moved to December
Assembly Association was first so that women could take their fel-
founded in the spring of 1934. As lows before they left for service at

the Association's first big project,
the first Assembly Ball was given
the next spring.
BEGUN as an equivalent of
Panhellenic Ball, the coed-bid
dance was hoped to provide a so-
cial event for independent wom-
en to get together.
Given annually since that
date, Assembly Ball had big
name bands, such as Gene Kru-
pa and Buddy Berigan, until
During the war years, the dance
was given jointly with Panhel be-


d4cri'4 Camnpo


meeting for all those interested in
petitioning for WAA executive
and managerial positions will be
held at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the.
Women's Athletic Building.
SCROLL-There will be a meet-
ing of Scroll at 9 p.m. today at
the Pi Beta Phi House.
GULANTICS-Tickets for Gul-
antics are now on sale from 9
a.m. to noon, and from 2 to 5
p.m. today through Friday at the
Administration Building.
* * *
BALLET CLUB - The ballet
club will meet at 7:30 p.m. today
. at Barbour Gym.j
* * *
RIFLE CLUB-Roberta Guvins,!
new manager of the WAA Rifle
Club, has scheduled a meeting at
7:30 p.m. today at the WAB.
JGP--There will be a meeting
y of the JGP make-up committee
at 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at,
the League.
*s *j
PANHEL-Petitions for Senior
Panhellenic positions are due at 5
p.m. Friday in the Undergraduate
Office of the League.
* * *
MICHIGRAS-There will be a
meeting of the Michigras Prizes
Committee at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow
at the Union.

the end of the semester.
WITH A SPIRIT of economy in
mind a war bond was given as a
door prize in 1943.
In 1945 came a new twist on
late permissions, not only was
late permission needed for wom-
en students, but also for their
service men dates. One o'clock
permission for women and 1:30
a.m. for men were the hours dur-
ing the war years.
When the dance was first given,
there was a breakfast following the
evenings dancing. The idea of
breakfast has been substituted by
refreshments served during the
In recent years women and their
dates danced in a' background of
a Show Boat with musical selec-
tions featuring songs from the mu-
sical show of that name. Taking
advantage of the extra day of leap
year, in 1952 the dance had deco-
rations following the leap year
theme of "Femmes Fatales."
Last year memories of childhood
experiences filled the minds of
those attending as they followed
the yellow brick wall to the land
of "Emerald Enchantment." The
ballroom was decorated with
scenes from Frank Baum's book,
"The Wizard of Oz."
Exchange Dinners
To Be Held Today
Independent and affiliated
women will deviate from their nor-
mal routine of evening meals to-
night, when they will hold the
traditional Assembly - Panhellenic
Exchange Dinners at 6 p.m.
More than 300 coeds are expect-
ed to participate in the event, de-
signed to create better relations
between women on the University
Affiliated women will have their
evening meal at dormitories,
while the independents will go to
the sorority houses.
The project was extremely suc-
cessful last year, according to
Marlene Jaffa and Elaine Platt,

-Daily-Rupert Cutler
JUG BAND-Three members of the Foresters' Club rehearse for
their part in the intermission entertainment to be presented at
the Paul Bunyan dance scheduled from 8 p.m. to midnight Sat-
urday in the Union Ballroom. Included in the picture are Al
Weisz, John Stewart and Pete Black.
'Jug Band' To Be Featured
At Foresters' Club Dance

open House
To Be Given
By Hatchers
Star of '51 Gulantics
Will Entertain Guests;
Visiting Dean To Pour
President and Mrs. Hatcher will
once again open their home from
4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow for the first
"Hatcher Open House" of this se-
Russ Christopher, Gulantics'
winner in 1951 and present solo-
ist for the Men's Glee Club, will be
on hand to entertain the guests.
* * *
RESIDENTS from 11 houses
have been given special invitations.
These houses so honored are Pi
Beta Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Alpha
Delta Phi, Sigma Phi, Geddes
House and Freeman League House.
Other groups invited are the
Harold Osterweil Co-op, Stock-
well, Allen Rumsey and Michi-
gan House from the West Quad-
rangle and Gomberg House of
South Quad.
Dean McFarland, of the Univer-
sity of Birmngham, Birmingham,
England, will serve as one of the
pourers. The Dean, residing at
Betsy Barbour, is visiting univers-
ities and colleges in the United
States, observing student and
dorm activities.
ALSO pouring will be wives of
faculty members, and house direc-
tors. They include Miss Mary Pat-
tee, of Stockwell Hall; Mrs. Wil-
liam Anicker, Pi Beta Phi; Mrs.
John Lynch, Gomberg House; Mrs.
Elmer E. Cook and Mrs. Rex Hol-j
man of West Quad; and Mrs..
Lloyd Berridge, Mrs. Kenneth Sas-
lick, wives of faculty members;
and Mrs. Howard Peckum, wife of;
the Director of Clements Library.
The President's Teas have be-
come almost a tradition on cam-
pus. In 1935, the League Social
Committee organized and took
charge of the teas. Since then,
the bi-monthly teas have be-
come quite popular with the
students who wish to meet and
talk with the President 4nd his
Originally built in 1841 and now
the oldest building on campus, the1
President's home has been re-j
modeled many times to meet the
changing needs of the periods and+
of the families occupying it.




Renditions of "Hail, Hail, the
Gangs All Here" and "Beer Barrel
Polka" will lead off intermission
entertainment when the members
of the Foresters' Club present
their annual dance in honor of
Paul Bunyan, to be held from 8
p.m. to midnight Saturday in the
Union Ballroom.
Introduced at about 9:45 p.m.
by emcee Carl "Abe" Dalton, and
"Jug Band," will also come forth
with the familiar "Red River Val-
ley," "When the Saints Come
Marching In" and "The Victors."
* * *
A TRADITION at the annual
dance, the "Jug Band" features an
assortment of instruments rang-
ing from trumpet and trombone
to accordian and on to a variety
of "percussions."
The weirdly-dressed foresters
will be led in their concert of
"specially contorted" arrange-
ments by Al Weisz, who will play
the clarinet. Also adding his bit
on the clarinet will be Pete
Black, while Rupert Cutler will
hold forth on, the trombone and
Don Stewart on the "sax."
Giving out with the trumpet
part will be forester John Stewart.
Classes To Begin
At League Tonight
For Dance Fans

Karl Menzel is flutist for the "Jug
Band" and Larry Davis and Al
Santala will play "percussion" and
accordian respectively.
* * *
AFTER the "Jug Band" has
demonstrated its "skill" for the
guests, one couple from each
school in the University will be se-
lected from those assembled on
the dance floor and invited to par-
ticipate in a log-sawing contest.
Each of these couples will be
timed to see how fast they can
cut through a log with an old-
fashioned cross-cut saw. After
the intermission entertainment,
finalists will be awarded prizes.
Donated by nationally-known
manufacturers, prizes are also in
store for the couples guessing the
age of trees by rings and the num-
ber of pine seeds in jars.
* * *
TRAVELING kits and fishing
lures will be included among the
prizes to be awarded to the men,
while jewelry will be included in
the list for coeds.
A short Charleston exhibition,
to be presented by Bob Cutting,
E. D. Morley, Mary Witham and
Nancy Witham, will bring the
intermission entertainment to a
Ih keeping with the informal at-
mosphere which will prevail at the
dance, coeds may wear eithdar
skirts or jeans.

Betrothals, Wedding Announced




Sarr - O'Shaughnessy
Mr. and Mrs. Murray W. Sarr of
East Greenbush, N.Y., announce
the engagement of their daughter,
Winifred Abby, to Richard E.
O'Shaughnessy, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry E. O'Shaughnessy of
Seaford, Long Island, N.Y.
Miss Sarr is a junior in the
School of Education, and president
of Jordan Hall.
Mr. O'Shaughnessy is a junior
on a pre-medical program in the
literary college. He is affiliated
with Delta Tau Delta, and was
captain of the 1953 football team.
The wedding date has been set
for August 28.
*1 * *
Leaver - Bergsma
Dr. and Mrs. L. R. Leaver of De-
troit announced the wedding of
their daughter, Lynda Jane, and
Lt. Ralph Thomas Bergsma, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralpha R. Bergs-
ma of Milford.
Miss Leaver is a senior in the
School of Education, and a mem-
ber of Alpha Chi Omega,
Lt. Bergsma graduated from the
School of Landscape Architecture
at Michigan State College in June
1953. He is a member of the Air
Force in Fla., -and is soon to be
sent to Germany.
The wedding took place Jan. 30,
in Detroit.

The wedding date has been set
for June 13 in Flint.
* * *
Davis - Miller
The engagement of Elizabeth
Ann Davis, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Davis of Pittsburg,
Pa., to George Sherman Miller, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Miller of
Rochester, Mich., was recently an-
Miss Davis. is a junior in the
School of Nursing.
Mr. Miller graduated from the
University in 1951 with a degree
in history. He also attended
Wayne University, and was af-
filiated with Phi Kappa Phi. At
present he is serving in Germany
in the U.S. Army.
A Sept. wedding is planned by
the couple.

Atkins Price
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin D. Atkins
of Detroit announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Margaret,
to Lt. Russell E. Price, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Russell C. Price of Upper
Sandusky, Ohio.
Miss Atkins graduated from the
University in June 1953, and is now
a resident counselor at Jordan
Hall while working on her second
degree. She is affiliated with Chi
Omega and Pi Lambda Theta.
Lt. Price graduated from the
University in June 1953 with a de-
gree in business administration.
He is a member of Alpha Sigma
Phi. At present he is attending Fi-
nance School at Ft. Benjamin
Harrison, Indiana.



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S.R.A. Council meets at Lane Hall,'
5:15 p.m.
Square and Folk Dancing. Tonight
and every Tuesday. Everyone welcome.
7:30-10:00, Lane Hall.
Coming Events
Public Relations Forum, Wed., Feb. 24,
3 p.m., in Architecture Auditorium. Stu-
dents and faculty are invited.
The Political Science Round Table
will meet on Thurs., Feb. 25, at 7.:45
p.m., in the Rackham Amphitheater. A
panel composed of Reo Christenson, ed-
itorial writer of the Toledo Blade, Deil
Wright, and Morris Ogul will discuss
"One Year of the Eisenhower Admin-
istration-An Appraisal." The meeting
is open to the public.
J.G.P. Central Committee. There will
be a J.G.P. Central Committee meeting
at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the League.
The Delta Chapter of Phi Lambda
Upsilon, national honorary chemical
society, will hold its initiation meeting
on Wed., Feb. 24, at 7:15 p.m. (business)
in the West Conference Room, Rack-
ham. Dr.k R. G. Folsom, Director of
E.R.L will speak on "A Molecular Pil-
grim's Progress" (High vacuum Flow).
The public is cordially invited. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Wesleyan,~Guild. Wednesday morning
matin at 7:30 a.m. Regualr Mid-Week
Refresher tea, 4-5:30, Wednesday in
the lounge.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild.
Discussion Group: "The Church in
Modern Society," Wed., Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent Breakfast at Canterbury House
following 7 a.m. service of Holy Com-
mkinion (St. Matthias Day), Wed., Feb.
Lane Hall Symposium. "A Stubborn
Faith for a Tough Age," by Dr. Allan
Knight Chalmers, Professor of Preach-
ing and Applied Christianity, Boston
University School of Theology. Coffee
and discussion following. Lane Hall
Library, Wed., Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
S.R.A. Workcamp Committee will
meet at Lane Hall, Wed., Feb. 24, 4:00











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