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May 29, 1956 - Image 5

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SPRING FEVER By Virginia Robertson
SPRING HAS NEVER really come to stay this year.
She only. seems to poke her head in the door and then to run
away. But her hurried appearances have been enough to infect exam-
ridden students with that old familiar ailment, spring fever. It's all
around you now.
People stare into space in the library, with a glassy-eyed expres-
sion, or walk down the sidewalk without seeing anything or anyone.
And in general, it's difficult for spring fever-ridden students to see.
the woods for the trees, much less to get any normal jobs and assign-
ments accomplished.
Take a look at yourself while you're at it, if it seems as though
you have no energy for doing anything besides sitting around relaxing
and you can't seem to get anything done.
But, you know, this general feeling might be due to something
else besides a general innate laziness in man, which seems to make an
annual appearance when warm weather rolls around in the Northern
* * * *
A NEW ANGLE has been brought into the picture by the scientists
concerning the common ailment. E. Wendell Hewson reported
some very startling facts about spring fever, which were discovered
through research and experiments at the University of Pennsylvania.
It was discovered there, that when warm weather arrives after
a spell of cold weather, the volume of the blood increases. This increase
tends to produce a tired, and worn-out feeling, commonly branded as
As yet only theories have been developed as to why the blood
volume Icreases and how to stop this increase which produces "spring
Although it's not really a very crippling disease in the normal
case, spring fever is so common and widespread that a cure for the
pest might turn out to be a widely heralded event by all its common
But, in the meantime, you'll be able to see it's a ects all around.
And if you do happen to recognize it in yourself, the 's not much else
you can do about it now, except to buck up the best you can, and keep
yourfingers crossed until after finals.,

League Plans Summer Activities

Students May Apply for 10 Felowships
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"Students attending summer
school this year need not worry
about the lack of social activities
on campus," stated Cherry Harris,
summer president of the League.
The League Council has set up a
program of activities for each week
of the summer session which will
begin June 20. Coeds and men will
find these activities a good means
of relaxation from the drudgery of
classesrand hot weather which the
summer time usually brings.
To start the summer session,
Paul Brodie and his band will pro-
vide music for the annual mixer
which will be held on June 22 in
the League Ballroom.
Square Dance
The first big affair sponsored by
the League will be a square dance
on Monday, June 25, in the League
Ballroom. Music will be provided
by Karl. Cox and his orchestra.
This square dance will be informal
so men may wear dungarees and
shirts while coeds will be approp-
riately attired in full skirts and
John Redd will do the calling for
this dance to be held from 7:30 to
10:30 p.m. Admission will be free.
Every Tuesday evening starting
June 26, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., bridge
lessons will be given at the League
by Mrs. Walter McLean. There will
be admission charges for this series
which consists of six lessons.
Dancing Lessons
On Wednesday evenings, ball-
room dancing lessons will be held
for those students who want to
brush up on the latest steps. At 7
p.m. beginners will be instructed




-Daly-Peter Song
SUMMER PLANS-Cherry Harris, summer president of the
League discusses plans for League activities with Judy Barnes,
judiciary member.and Judy Gamble, dance class chairman. The
League Council has set up a program of activities for coeds and
men for each week of the summer session which will include a
square dance, a mixer, and weekly bridge and dancing lessons.

Alethia Joins Phi Mu National Sorority

by Rudolph Martinak in the
League Ballroom and. at' 8 p.m.
intermediate dancers will have
their lesson. There will be an ad-
mission charge for men while
women students will be admitted
free of charge.
For those students who play
bridge well enough to enter tourn-
aments, duplicate bridge games
will be held every Thursday eve-
ning in the League.
On Saturday evening after a
long hard week, students may
dance to the strains of Paul Brodie
and his Orchestra from 9 p.m. to
midnight in the League Ballroom.
"A happy and fun-packed sum-
mer is being planned for all," Miss
Harris concluded.
Members of the summer League
Council are: Jocelyn Watt, ju-

A Student Government stamp of
approval, last Wednesday made
Alethia's initiation as a colony of
national sorority Phi Mu, official.
Although recognized by Phi Mu
as a chapter, the group will have
to remnain a colony for the next
year in compliance with University
Thirty-three coeds assembled at
the Union Sunday .for formal in-
itiation into the new colony.
Taking the Phi Mu pledge were:
Margaret Bearst, Jean Chapman,
Jane Dansard, Maurine Edwards,
Jacqueline Farrel, Sally Freeman,
Carol Friebolin and Jennie Gibson.
Others Initiated
The list continues with Martha.
Hall, Barbara Jones, Shirley Janes,
Sandra Judson, Carol Kirkland,
Irene Kunst, Kay Mackey, Caryl
Miller, Dianne Modzel and Su-
sanne Mosher.
Other new actives are Janie Nee-
lands, Mary Nixon, Sylvia Phelps,,
Jean Richards, Judy Richards, Sue
Sauter, Frances Sekles, Elizabeth
Snyder, Suzanne Strahle, Ann Ur-
shel, Mary Lou Vann, Margaret
Wiersma, Laurene Woods and Pat
Officers for th& coming year
were recently installed. Leading
the Phi Mu's will be Miss Neelands,
as president with Miss Goss as-
suming the duties of vice-presi-
Takes On Finance Duties
Financial worries will fall on the
shoulders of Miss Shirley Jones; as
treasurer and Miss Dodzell will
serve as social chairman.
Elected to fill the offices of re-
cording secretary and correspond-
ing secretary were Miss Judy Rich-
ards and Miss Phelps, respectively.
Alethia was organized at the be-
ginning of last semester, and sev-
eral months ago the coeds applied
for membership in the national
SGC Vote
Phi Mu approved their petition
and the SGC vote ended the career

of the local group. Themia coeds recently reacti-
. Former Alethia members were vated the Alpha Gamma Chapter
following in the footsteps of of Zeta Tau Alpha. Their move was
Themia, the other local sorority similarly approved by SGC, April
established during this school year. 25.

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