THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1954
For Some, It Was Glum
WITH TIME RUNNING OUT, Minnesotta Coach-Murray Warmath and End Jim Soltau look un-
happy about the whole situation. The coveted "little brown Jug," sitting ominously next to the
Gopher coach, is now much closer to Wolverine Coach Bennie Oosterbaan.
Applications for Student Leg-
islature candidates are avail-
able in the SL office, in the
Union. Potential candidates
have until November 1 to enter
The fall SL election will be
held December 8 and 9.
Entries for the Union-sponsored
photography contest must be turn-
ed in by Saturday at the Union
Awards will be made in three
classes: curricular, extra-curricu-
lar and community scenes. Entries
must be five by seven inches in
black and white.
Judging entries will be Prof.
Wilbur Peters of the physics de-
partment and Prof. Philip Davis
and David Reider of the College of
Architecture and Design.
Union office hours are 3 to 5
Coed Explains Dating
Practice - 'Bird-Dogging'
By JANE HOWARD
"No, I really don't like him," ex-
plained a coed in reference to her
Saturday night escort, "but what
the heck-we'll both end up bird-
dogging anyway, and probably
have a much better time than we
Her astounded listener, who
happened to be unfamiliar with
campus terminology, stopped her.
"Just a minute," he said. "What,
is bird-dogging? Any reference to
recent national speeches?"
No implication at all, the girl
explained. Bird-dogging, she said,
is an accepted University tradi-,
tion-probably far stronger than
that governing women's entrances
to the Union.
She listed a few simple rules.
First it's necessary for one mem-
ber of the party to find urgent in-
terests elsewhere-finding a lost
bowl of pretzels, or discussing dues
with the house treasurer. This con-
venient explanation allows him, as
well as his stranded date, to search
for greener pastures.
Left alone, the coed can begin
bird-dogging with no holds barred.
She might begin a conversation
with any man at her table, who,
in turn, would find it an easy mat-
ter, to leave his date.
And often the original couple is
never reunited until it's time to
The entire practice, the coed ex-
plained, is probably a reaction
against the common theory that
you dance only with your date.
"After all," she said, "you have to
make new friends somehow, don't
No statistics on the number of
pinnings and engagements result-
ing directly from bird-dogging are
available. But the practice goes
on all the time.
Romance Language Bldg.
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Sweet and supple-Miron flannel gently blousied
over a cummerbund of soft black kid.