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SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 1939


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Michigan Union Offers Recreational,
Social Facilities ToUniversity Men

FOLLETT'S are anxious to make you

a regular,

every-day customer and friend of ours-We can only
do that by giving you what you want . ... when you
want it .. and at the LOWEST PRICE. Come in and

browse at FOLLETT'S. Get acquainted



you're ready to purchase your BOOKS and SUPPLIES.
In Ann Arbor we find Michigan Students
As a means of becoming acquainted with YOU, won't
you please drop us a Post Card requesting your FREE
Official University of Michigan DECALCOMANIA.
(There is absolutely No Charge.) We'll gladly send
it along with any other information you desire.


New Addition Completed
Last Year Contains 90
Sleeping Rooms, Lounge
The Michigan Union, hub of men's
activities on campus, offers recrea-
tional, club and hotel facilities to
Michigan men.
A new addition, completed last year,
contains 90 sleeping rooms, two dor-
mitory type rooms that will accom-
modate 12 men each, and quarters
for the Faculty Club, including a
game room and a lounge. The dor-
mitories a;e ued by visiting athletic
teams, and the sleeping rooms are a
part of the building's hotel facilities.
Seven bowling alleys, newly recon-,
ditioned and relaid, will be opened at
the beginning of Orientation Week.
They are located in the basement of
the new addition. A large billiard
room, with tables for pocket billiards
as well as the standard game, is on
the second floor of the building, and
includes eight ping pong tables and
The Union swimming pool, which
was used for Conference swimming
meets before the Intramural Build-
ing was completed, is open to Union
members. Women students may use
the pool at specified times, and a
series of lessons in swimming, life
saving and water safety, under Red
Cross supervision, will be announced
duiring the year. Showers and steam
baths are a part of the pool equip-
Informal dances are held every Fri-
day and Saturday during the school
year in the main ballroom of the
Union. The Union Formal, held
about the middle of November, is the
first important formal affair of the
Only men are allowed to use the
Union cafeteria in the basement.
Three meals a day are served, and
the soda fountain is open at all
hours., Members of* the Union and
their guests may eat in the dining
room on the first floor.
The Pendleton Library on the sec-
ond floor is a haven for those who
wish a quiet place to read and study.
It is well supplied with current pub-
lications as well as standard works.
Lounges on the main floor, a barber
shop in the basement, and offices and
meeting rooms for the use of campus
groups and societies complete the list
of Union facilities.
Expenses Vary
Students Find
Average Budget Estimated
At About $530
(Cdntnued from Page 5)
per week for rooms in outlying sec-
tions of town farther from campus.
Comfortable rooms immediately off
the campus run closer to $5 weekly.
The rise of the student cooperative
movement in the past few years has
done much to slash living costs for
students, without eating too far into
time needed for study and recreation.
The Wolverine Cooperative offers
20 meals a week for $4.50 while the
five men's and one women's cooper-
ative living houses run about $2 for
room and $2.50 for board: a total of
about $4.50 a week.
Since cooperative students are only
required to contribute about 7 hours
a week toward the upkeep of these
cooperative establishments, they avoid
the ill-fated results of scholastic fail-
Lre, social introversion and broken
health which educators decry as the
all-too-often result of "working one's
way through school."
At the opposite end of the expense
scale from the cooperative is fraterni-
ty and sorority life. The average house
bill for Michigan houses runs around
$60 per month with some tacking extra
miscellaneous expenses.

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Union Secretary

Presides Over Union

Automatic Membership Is
Provided Male Students;
Walz, Oaks In Charge
A service organ for undergraduate
men and alumni and an administra-
tive agency in certain student activi-
ties is the Michigan Union, to which
all men on the campus automatically
The Union provides social and
recreational facilities for men on the
campus and services several of the
men's organizations. It also pro-
vides the staff to carry out class elec-
tions and other student activities.
The business management of the
Union is under the direction of Stan-
ley Walz and Frank Oakes, Who have
been connected with the organization
for several years. They are in charge
of the dining room, cafeteria, pool,
bowling alleys, billiard room, library
and housing functions of the Union.
The activity side is under the direc-
tion of a student staff, headed next
year by Don Treadwell, president,
and Hadley Smith, secretary.
Conducts Orientation
One of the most important func-
tions of the Union will be conduct-
ing the men's side of Orientation
week, with Marshall Brown in charge.
The Union will plan schedules for
freshmen, select student advisers and
offer activities during this week.
The Union also is joint sponsor of
the Book Exchange, which will be
open during the latter part of Orien-
tation Week. This is an exchange,
where used books may be bought and
sold at prices bid and quoted by in-
terested students.
Every Friday and Saturday the
Union offers weekly membership
dances in the ball room. Bill Sawyer
will be the regular Union orchestra
this year, replacing Bob Steinle. The
annual Union formal will be held in
the fall, and other "big" dances will
be in the ballroom. Facilities for
luncheon groups, clubs and other or-
ganizations are also offered.
Coffee Hour Popular
Popular during the last two years
have been the weekly coffee hours,
at which men and women can come
for an afternoon's informal get-to-
gether. From time to time various
persons are asked to speak at the
Coffee Hours. Also important are
the vocational talks given by heads
of different colleges and depart-
ments during the year, and the Occu-
pational Week in the spring, spon-
sored with the Bureau of Occupation-
al Information.
The Union sponsors certain campus
projects such as the Michigras, the
Ice Carnival and Mimes, and con-
ducts in the spring University days
for visiting high school students. A
new and important function will be
the conduct of all student elections,
working in cooperation with the
Men's Judiciary Council.
Eligibility Rules
Freshmen are eligible to try for the
Union staff in the second semester.
During their sophomore year, tryouts
rotate through the different commit-
tees, and at the end of this year, 10
are selected to head the committees
in their junior year and serve on the
Junior Executive Council. From this
council are chosen the president and
Junior committeemen this year will
be Irl Brent, Elmer Foster, Marshall
Brown, Douglas Gould, Pete Brown,
Charles Kerner, Jim Palmer, Harold
Singer, Chuck Heinen and Bob Ul-
Organized In 1921
The Schol of Business Administra
tion was organized in 1921, and hs
an enrollment of 176 students, and 14
faculty members. The prerequisite
for admission to the school is either
graduation from college, or a three-
year combined curricula course. The
degree of M.B.A. may be received
after completion of a two-year course
in the School of Business Adminis-


Courses Given
All Over State
Extension Service Offers
SubjectsIn 33 Cities
The University Extension Service,
which had its beginning in 1913 offer-
ing only three subjects, has grown to-
day to a state-wide service with
courses in 33 cities.
Inaugurated for the purpose of en-
abling persons who are unable for
some reason or other to take advan-
tage of the facilities of the Univer-
sity, to receive University instruction,
the service, under the direction of
Dr. Charles A. Fisher, offers both
credit and non-credit courses, allow-
ing students to earn as much as 30
hours toward a degree in one year.
Last year more than 6,000 students
took classes in the various cities of
the state to which University profes-
sors are sent. Groups usually meet
for a two-hour period each week.
In addition to the extension service,
a correspondence study department is
also offered. Organized in January,
1936, the service offers both credit
and non-credit courses to those who
cannot attend classes regularly be-
cause of ill health, work or other
Many other educational features
are offered by the Extension Service
to keep the University in touch with
every community in the state. Among
these are the Michigan High School
Forensic Association, the Library Ex-
tension Service, the Bureau of Visual
Education, the Joint Committee on
Health Education, the broadcasting
service, institutes and lectures.



FOLLETT'S BOOKSTORE-just across from the campus.





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