THE IMCHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1955
THE MiA[IGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 21.1955
W CAFETERIA, TAP ROOM:
All-Male Cast Annually
Addition to Supplement Union's Facilities
Presents Union Opera
University men will find facili-
es for relaxation and recreation
side the ivy-trimmed walls of the
For more than a year now, the
Union, campus men's club found-
ed by students more than 50 years
ago, has been the site of 'construc-
tion. A $3,000,000 project to en-
large and remodel the brick build-
ing by adding a wing on its north
side is expected to be completed
during the upcoming school year.
The new wing will provide for
a large basement cafeteria. A new
snack bar and tap room is also
planned for the basement of the
addition. At the same time, the
cafeteria will be remodeled.
Students coming to the Univer-
sity this fall will find the Union's
dining facilities closed. General
Manager Frank C. Kuenzel has
expressed hope that the cafeteria
can be reopened in November.
On the first floor, kitchen facili-
ties for the main dining room
will be expanded. The Anderson
Room, site of numerous banquets
and special dinners, is also sched-
uled for enlargement.
Only addition to the second
floor, which houses the billiard
room, the main ballroom, ping-
pong tables, lounges and the Pen-
dleton Library, will be a corridor
along the front of the new wing.
Booths for Listening
The corridor will be lined with
booths for listening to records.
It has been planned with' an eye
toward future building on the
front of the Union and on the
second and third floors.
Extensive improvements in the
plumbing and electrical facilities
that keep the Union's many serv-
ices in operation are also under
The new wing will supplement
When it's Opera time at the
University, talk is not of Wagner
Although the name sometithes
confuses those not acquainted
with its colorful history, the Un-
ion Opera is an all-male-cast
musical comedy written and pro-
duced by students.
The name "Union Opera" was
first coined in 1908 when a group
of students organized the Opera
as a means of enjoyment and
fund-raising for the Union. Since
that time the name has persisted,
despite objection that some come
to the show expecting an evening
of grand opera.
Opera Goes on Road
After shows in Ann Arbor in
December, the Opera goes on the
road. During its 47-year history,
the Opera has put on standing-
room-only performances in the
home country of legitimate opera
-New York's Metropolitan Op-
era House and the Chicago Civic
The Opera is sponsored by the
Mimes Society, an honorary elec-
tive society which each year takes
in the outstanding participants of
The Mimes membership is made
up of such personalities as for-
mer New York Governor Thomas
E. Dewey, Valentine Davies, au-
thor of "Miracle on 34th Street,"
and Robert Q. Lewis, television
and radio star.
The name of this,.year's Opera
ADDITIONS-This is an artist's sketch of how the Union will look after the current $3,000,000
addition and remodeling project is completed and a later addition is built. The new wing now
under construction is being built to fit into plans for later additions.
THE UNION-From across S. State St., the Union is just an ivy-
covered, red-brick building. But inside are elaborate facilities
for student recreation, relaxation, social activities, dining and
innumerable other activities.
the many services already offered
by the Union. Besides billiards
and ping-pong for students' spare
time, there is a bowling alley in
the sub-basement and a swimming
pool in the basement. The pool,
now closed for the alterations,
may be used only by members of
the Union and guests.
All 'U' Men Become Members
All male University students
automatically become members of
the Union upon payment of tuition
fees. Their student identification
cards are punched by Union offi-
cials at. registration, enabling
them to use Union facilities.
Besides its elaborate physical
plant, the Union has an extensive
program of student activities di-
rected by the Student Offices
where students plan and carry out
many different kinds of social
activities, student services and
Visitors to the campus can find
comfortable accomodations in the
Union's approximately 200-room
hotel. Lodging accomodations are
especially, popular on football'
weekends when the Union becomes
a bedlam of excitement and post-
Although the Union is a men's
club, women are allowed liberal
use of the building. Even the old
taboo of not allowing women to
use the front door has died out,
after years of its being ignored
Long the scene of many special
events, the Union's popularity is
evidenced by its share of satirical
criticism. Students enjoy poking
fun at the oldsbasement cafeteria
and the tables where graduating
seniors carve their initials every
year. But students insist it's all
in pursuit of humor and continue
to take advantage of the Union's
numerous services and facilities.
will be "Film Flam," written by W
Bill Russell and Russ Brown, '56.
Also new this year since 1940, r
hairy legs will replace the-shaven
limbs of former opera "lovelies."
Wayne Theissen, Union Opera
chairman, said the change was
made because of complaints con-
cerning the "almost beautiful"
appearance of past Opera casts.
In addition, women will this
year become for the first time a
vital part of the Opera by contrib-
uting their talents as song and
Helping students get jobs Is the
main purpose of the Bureau of
The Bureau is divided into three
main divisions. The teaching divi-
sion is primarily concerned with
the positions available in the edu-
cational field. General division aids
people who want jobs in industry,
business and government service.
Summer placement division
helps undergraduates find tempo-
rary jobs and resorts, camps and
offices. Students register and ob-
tain information during weekly
meetings which are held from
February through June.
Graduates and alumni benefit
most from the contacts and intro-
ductions provided by the Bureau.
After registration, credentials con-
sisting of recommendations and
previous job experience are com-
piled. This valuable service is
free and is obtained by registering
with the Bureau.
The Bureau is under the direc-
tion of Dr. Purdom and is located
in the Administration building.
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TRADITION--Graduating seniors carve their initials in the tables
of the Union's South Cafeteria every spring. The Union provides
the necessary tools upon presentation of an identification card.
nwersity Apartments Ready
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One hundred North Campus Ua
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students Sept. 1, according to Northwood Apartments, still un-
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( Francis C. Shiel. went to press.
With the exception of the Re-
gents-Alumni scholarships and
several others, there are few
scholarships available to an enter-
ing undergraduate student at the
The other exceptions include
the LaVerne Noyes scholarships
for sons and daughters of veterans
of World War I, the Michigan
Public Junior College Scholarships,
the Elmer Gedeon Memorial
scholarships and those sponsored
by alumni and alumnae groups of
the University (usually for stu-
dents residing in the vicinity of
the sponsoring club.)
After a student has success-
fully completed one semester at
the University, however, there are
a host of scholarships for which
he may qualify, ranging from a
scholarship for students showing
outstanding leadership in inter-
faith affairs to one for a woman
student residing in Helen New-
The Committee on University
Scholarships, established to ad-
minister the Regents-Alumni and
other scholarships assigned to its
jurisdiction, is made up of the
Dean of Men and the Dean of
Women (or their designated rep-
resentatives) and three members
of the faculty appointed upon the
recommendation of President
Further information may be ob-
tained at the Office of Student
Affairs, Rm. 1020, Administration
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The next move toward future
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