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Hopwood Awards Remarkable Feature For Student X


Prizes Totalling
$10,000 Are
Often Awarded
Four Fields, Essay, Poetry,
Prose Fiction, Drama,
Are Open To Students
One of the most remarkable fea-
tures of the Michigan extra-ciirric-
ular program is the Avery and Jule
Hopwood Awards for creative writing,
for which competition is held every
spring and in which prizes totalling
as high as $10,000 are given.
The contests are divided into two
general groups, major and minor, the
former open to senior and graduate
students, and the latter to undergrad-
uates. Each group is composed of
four fields of writing: prose fiction,
essay, poetry and drama. Major
awards of as high as $2,500 are made,
while minor awards are limited to
$250 or less. Discretion is allowed the
contest judges in determining the
.mounts to be awarded.
" Established By Will
Established by the will of the late
Avery Hopwood, well-known writer
of comedy drama, the Hopwood Fund
has received many additiohs, includ-
ing one of more than $50,000 last
year upon the death of a relative
of Mr. Hopwood. The Fund was
stablished, according to the terms
of the endowment, for the purpose of
fostering student creative writing, and
in partiular encouraging "the new
ind the radical."
Seven competitions have been held
since the contests were inaugurated
in 1931. In 1932 a part of the fund
was set aside for the establishment
of a contest for freshmen, ineligible
under contest rules to compete in the
regular competition. Freshman Hop-
wood awards are made in the fields
of poetry, fiction and essay, with
prizes of $50, $30 and $20 usually
made in each.
Three Works Published
Three Hopwood major fiction win-,
ners have been subsequehtly pub-
lished; Mildred Walker's "Fireweed,"
1933 winner; Hubert Skidmore's "I
Will Lift Up Mine Eyes," victor in
the 1935 contest, and Ruth Lininger
Dobson's "Straw in the Wind," win-
ner in 1936. Two others, "The Stub-
born Way," by Baxter T. Hathaway,
awarded a second prize in 1936, and
the winner of the 1937 contest, writ-
ten by Emmanuel P. Menatsaganian,
will be published this fall. Menat-
saganian is an Armenian student en-
rlled in the Graduate School who
filed papers for naturalization only
two weeks before the announcement
of awards.
Hopwood competition is restricted4
to students enrolled in English coursesr
in the literary or engineering college,
with minimum schedule and grade
requirements for both graduate and
undergraduate students.
Many Outstanding Judges
Contest judges are selected froml
the nation's outstanding men of let-t
ters. Among last year's judges were
Joseph Auslander, Clifton Fadiman,
borothy Thompson, Robert Hillyer,
Mary Ellen Chase and Bruce Bliven.
Manuscripts are first examined by
the contest committee before beingf
sent to the judges, and material con-
$idered inferior in quality weededt
A part of the endowment is alsos
used to bring an outstanding speaker
to Ann Arbor to deliver the "Hopwood
lecture," which is given at the meet-
ing at which the awards are made,
generally held the middle of the last
week of school. Last year's lecturer
was Christopher Morley, who spoke
on Don Marquis, "A Successor to
Mark Twain."

Loan Library
Project To Be
Available Here
A project for establishing a text-
book loan library for the benefit of
students unable to afford to purchase
books is being put into effect this
The plan was worked out last
spring by a committee composed of
Prof. Erich A. Walter of the English
department, Prof. A. D. Moore of the
engineering college, Dean Edward H.
Kraus of the literary college and Dr.
William W. Bishop, director of the
department of library science. It calls
for a library modelled on that found-
ed at Yale University by the late Lor-
ing W. Andrews, although no fund
is available to begin the project.
A number of text books were con-
tributed by students at the close of
last semester, and more are being
sought from students of the Sum-
mer Session. Although it is impos-
sible that a large enough number of
volumes will be on hand to start the
library in earnest next semester, a
beginning will be made, and an at-
tempt to draw student and alumni

The Way The University Campus Looked Way Back When

150 Freshmen
To Be Guests


Traditional Rules Are Not Numerous
But Please Remember Just These Few

You're not a "frosh," and you can't
join a "frat."
You'll have no "profs," and you'll
never see Joe College at Michigan--
he departed this campus in '29, in
company with his raccoon coat, his
silver gin flask, his supercharged
roadster and his whoopee hat, and
you'll hear none of his raucous, Col-
lege Humor Jargon.
Why don't you? Because this is
Michigan, not a Metro-Goldwyn-
Mayer six day set, and we like to
think-of ourselves as a group of some-
what serious-minded college stu-
dents, not mere atmosphere.
Our Rules Are Few
We're a hundred years old this
year, and a century of education has
mellowed us a bit, and we consider
ourselves entitled to a few halycon
recollections. Our rules are few, but
such as they are, we like a moderate
adherence to them.
Here are some of the favorites
among the accepted practices, and

keeping them in mind, lends a strain ways is at footb
of unity to a cosmopolitan com- sions and pep me
munity. ineffable.
A freshman smoking a pipe on Rules F(
campus is frowned on-no law, you During the rusl
understand, but one of those unwrit- call a fraternityx
ten customs. ber! when you a
Do Not Cut Across an appointment,
Treading on the lawns on your intend to pledg
way from class to class is not re- house.
garded with favor. Not that your Refrain from
classes aren't worth getting to on fessor as an instr
time, of course; in fact, walking into but if you must
lecture rooms consistently after the favor vice versa.
instructor has started to talk is a collect, is a memb
leading misdemeanor. As for leav- --he has to have
ing classesbefore the lecture has degree from some
finished, even if he slightly exceeds Sipn lse
his allotted time, this is a flagrant kofvmakng aerthem
violation of common courtesy, erroringjudhen
- error in judgmeni
High school pins, athletic emblems, cry afternoon at t
etc., can be stowed away in the attic those whose thirs
trunk with your diploma and short isfied with a coke
pants It's futile for a
Hats are removed when The Yel- a senior - acting
low and the Blue is sung, as it al- freshman lable.

all game intermis-
etings. This one is
or Rushees
hing period, always
not a frat, remem-
are unable to keep
even if you don't
*e that particular
addressing a pro-
uctor, or vice versa.
err, by all means
And a doctor, re-
ber of a closed shop
received a doctor's
s with the thought
up later is a serious
t -open house ev-
the dean's office for
t for culture is sat-
instead of a class.
freshman to act like
g is an infallible
Be yourself!


Rendezvous Group Meets
Sept. 18 At Patterson
Lae Fresh Air Camp
More than 150 freshmen will be
' y guc: t of the Student Christian As-
sociation at the annual Freshman
Rendezvous Camp Sept. 17 to 19 at
the Fresh Air Camp site on Patterson
Lake, 25 miles from Ann Arbor.
The charge for the weekend will
THE MICHIGAN UNION be approimately $4.75, and includes
all expenses. Included on the pro-
gram are talks by prominent men in
the University at meals and around
en's Activities evolve Around the evening campfire; swimming and
games; and stunts to serve as "mix-
ers." Michigan songs will be learned
One Principal 'ener-TlieI nion and new students will meet upper-
classmen acting as counselors on var-
____ _ --- ----ious phases of college life.
With the new addition to the Union ,the Union, providing an excellent The program will not interfere with
nished, incoming freshmen will find place to read and study for examin- orientation activities, since the latter
he Union, hub of all men's activities, ations. do not beign until Tuesday, Sept.
ffering greater opportunities than Much In Recreational Line . 21.
ver before. The three-day session is designed
In the recreational line, the Union for a two-fold purpose-to create a
At the Union, a multifold program offers practically every type of indoor cooperative, friendly association of
s carried on, including a recreation- recreation. In the basement is lo- hme aculty and erclssmen
,cdemi aated a splendid swimming pool, 25 and to provide a rapid and profitable
chedules. yards in length and 15 yards wide. adjustment to the larger sphere of
The Men's Council, heading th^ open to men students every day from University life with its complexities
tudent government on the campus, 11 a.m. until midnight. and strangeness.
nakes its headquarters at the Union. In the basement of the new addi- Group discussion will be held, at
lugh Rader, '38, is president of the tien are situated seven new bowling which University activities will be dis-
ounci. for the coming year Bruce alleys, where individual games, as cussed. Athletics, publications, re-
Felfer, '38 is vice president of the well as the regular Union tournma- igion, dramatics, are only a few topics
nd Frederick Geib '38, is secretary- ments, are held. to be discussed in individual dis-
reasurer. On the second floor are located cussions where questions may be
Discipline Cases billiard and pool tales, as well as asked of an upperclassman experi-
All cases involving discipline of many ping pong tables. During the enced in the activity.
en students which are to come be- year billiard tournaments are held Many prominent men visited the
ore the University Committee on and many of the country's leading Rendezvous Camp last year. Among
)iscipline and other disciplinary cases chalk-line artists give exhibitions in them were Coach Fielding H. Yost,
n which the procedure is authorized the Union. grand old man of Michigan football,
re referred to the Council's judici- Dining room facilities are also to Shirley W. Smith, secretary of the
ry committee for investigation and to twice its former size, where food is University, Joseph A. Bursley, dean
eport. be found in the Union. In the base- of students, and Ira Smith, registrar.
The Union has its own student muent is the taproom, newly enlarged These and many other visitors with
overnment with a president, vice served cafeteria style throughout the messages to the freshman class made
residents from the various schools day. On the main floor is located brief addresses at mealtimes.
nd colleges in the University, a the dining room, an excellent place Although definite plans have not
ecording secretary and an executive to bring the parents when they are yet been completed it is believed these
ommittee. visiting in Ann Arbor. men will again talk to the assembly
The Pendleton library, containing A large ballroom is situated on the this year.
arious types of books and reference second floor. Here dances are held Freshman men students wishing
naterials, as well as many periodi- every Friday and Saturday night application blanks for the weekend,
als, is located on the second floor of throughout the school year. should address Lane Hall, Ann Arbor.

Leaders In1 Campu 1s Activities,
Scholarships Termed B.W.O.C.
The magical phrase B.M.O.C. or Margaret Meloicke, secretary and
B.W.O.C. which every freshman rev- Clare Ford, treasurer.
eres with the greatest esteem is not Although there is no honor society
merely a nickname that certain stu-
dents acquire but is their reward for for sophomore women, their scholas-
being leaders in scholarship and so- tic merits and social activities deter-
cial activities on the campus, mine whether or not they can fulfill
The main prerequisite necessary to the requirements of Wyvern,
become a "big woman" on campus is The active members of Wyvern pa-
to attain membership to the various rade around on "tapping night" and
campus honor societies. Eligibility for rout the new members from their
these societies is based on scholar- homes and take them to the home of
ship, leaderhip and activities. Mrs. Byrl Fox Bacher for refresh-
Alpha Lambda Delta is the honor ments. Mrs. Backer, assistant dean
society for freshmen women who have of women, is the sponsor of Wyvern.
a half-A and half-B scholastic aver- Later a formal initiation is held in
age for the first semester. It is a na- the League Chapel.
tional sorority which was founded at Wyvern was founded 15 years ago
the University of Illinois. A chapter under the supervision of Mrs. Fred-
was organized here in March 1928 crick J. Jordan who was formerly
with Dean Alice C. Lloyd as faculty dean of women. Harriet Pomeroy is
adviser. The newly elected officers the new president and the other offic-
are: Ann Vicary, president; Mary ers are Barbara Heath, secretary, and
(Continued on Page 15) Norma Curtis, treasurer.

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the freshman
GATHER HERE with your associates, the Class of 1941.
Enjoy the meals, carefully planned and prepared in the
Union's all-electric kitchens, cooked by chefs who know

food as well as cooking.

You will pay little for this food

lead the field in-
Style DistinsCtion
Priced at $6.75 and up.
Headquarters for:
T T_ nN Rr hT IDT-TV CThTu C


and you will eat it in pleasant surroundings in the com-


pany of your friends. You should alo meet Sam and sam-
ple his preparations at the soda fountain. in short, Men
of 1941, the Union Cafeteria will be practically your home

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