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25, 1940


To Call Square Dance At 'Sadie Hawkins' Saturday

Hillbilly Theme
To Mark Party
Held At League
Women May Invite Men;
Both Urged To Come
Alone By Betty Hoag
Ivan Parker will call and lead the
square dancing to be featured as
part of the evening's entertainment
at the Sadie Hawkins dance to be
held from 9 to midnight Saturday at
the League, Betty Hoag, in charge
of the affair, announced.
To fit in with the hillibilly theme
of the dance, simple square dances
will be taught for approximately
three-quarters of an hour. There
will be an exhibit square to teach
the steps, and Mr. Parker and his
wife are to take part in it.
Previous to teaching square danc-
ing, the exhibit group will entertain
those attending the dance with some
faster and more complicated squares.
John Clifford, '41, is organizing the
exhibit square which will include
Mr. and Mrs. Parker, Cathleen Clif-
ford, Sherman Moist, Eva Goldman,
Ivan Hall and Jeanne Crump.
Informality To Reign
The Sadie Hawkins dance is the
only women's invitational dance of
the Summer Session, explained Miss
Hoag, and this theme is taken from
the cartoon, Li'l Abner, which in-
cludes the trials and tribulations of
the local spinster, Sadie Hawkins.
Although it is supposed to be an
event to which women ask their
partners, both men and women will
be able to come alone, Miss Hoag
stressed, and there will be hostesses
as usual to help such people to find
Miss Hoag urged that many peo-
ple come without partners, for it will
be easy to meet others there due to
the informality of the affair. Women
will do the cutting during the entire
evening, with the exception of four
dances when men will have the privi-
Kentucky Feud
There will be several dances when
couples will be asked to change part-
ners, at the suggestion of the women,
constantly throughout the whole
piece. Another feature will be the
Kentucky Feud, in which either men
or women will be given rifles to
hand to the person they cut in on.
Those with the rifles at the end will
have to pay a penalty.
There will be no chairs around the
walls, so the floor will have to be
resorted to by tired dancers, explain-
ed Miss Hoag. Li'l Abner cartoons
are to decorate the ballroom, and
this is being taken care of by Rose-
bud Scott, '42. To continue the Ken-
tucky Mountain idea, whole or par-
tial costumes will be required, and
a committee will be there to award
a prize to the best woman's and best
man's costume. It was stressed that
it would be necessary to have at least
some suggestion of a costume. An
example is a bandanna worn over
very informal clothes.
dr. L. A. Booker
Scores Foibles
'Of Educators
(Continued from Page 1)
which have no evaluating standards
and fix no responsibility upon teach-
er or pupil. Regimentation, Dr.
Booker maintained, is prevalent in
activity programs as well as in the
more formalized schools. Lack of
proportion is likely to result, he con-

tinued, if there is no educational
budgeting and if there is an undue
emphasis on spontaneous self-ex-
pression as creative talent.
Formal learning solely at home is
open to severe criticism, Dr. Booker
summarized. Facility in the use of
meaningless terminology as the
badge of professional competency is
the basis of much of the illogical
educational practice and thought
which should be disregarded for spe-
cific facts based on the critical anal-
ysis of fundamental experiments, Dr.
Booker concluded.

Union Doorman George Johnson
Valiantly Guards Sacred Portals

* * *

. "They shall not pass" has been
the watchword of George Johnson,
veteran doorman of the Michigan
Union these last 19 years, toward all
women who have endeavored to enter
the male sanctuary through its fam-
ous and restricted front doors.
In this little gray-haired old man
is embedded the history and tra-
ditions of 19 of the Union's 21 years
and to those who know him he is the
symbol of the past and present Union
and an enthusiastic eye-witness to
these changing times.
Hailing from Green Oak, just 20
years ago, George has quietly ob-
served 2,000 students come and go
each year and has been subject to
the various whims and idiosyncra-
sies of innocent undergrads and sea-
soned graduates. His vast supply :f
friends range from little freshman
nobodies and senior "think-they're
somebodies" to imminent somebodies,
and although he doesn't know quite
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everybody, everybody knows him.
Balancing himself precariously on
the edge of his chair and twirling his
Michigan watch fob in the air, George
began to expound on the origin and
development of the singular Union
tradition of limiting front door. en-
trance to male individuals. A swanky
night club in Detroit first devised
this custom, he said, and even now
are enforcing it as rigorously as be-
Our similar custom here at the
Union is not as severe as it was dur-
ing the first five years of its exist-
ence. At that time, no woman was
allowed to dine in the main dining
room or so much as enter the lobby
without being accompanied by a
member., My job, George declared,
was a repulsive one, as even the men
were denied entrance until they had
fully identified themselves. How-
ever, because of the 190 sleeping
rooms and the abundance of visitors,
the strictness of the law is decreas-
ing. But even now, George is im-
movable and he chuckles happily
when telling of the day when he sent
Mr. Green, then Governor of Michi-
gan, and his wife around to the side
Since George has been capably
holding down the doorman responsi-
bilities, enrollment in the Univer-
sity has increased from 7,000 to 11,000
and modern times and modern ideals,
he believes, are making serious and
better students out of boys. "Land-
a-goshen," he sputtered, "the boys
aren't nearly so devilish today as they
were in the good old days and the
excitement isn't as rampant now as
before. Why, there's no compari-
Of the many memories which
George cherishes, one always takes
the limelight in his estimation. At
the time before Bluegoose bought out
Pierce Arrow, both lines were run-
ning busses through Ann Arbor to
Detroit and a day never passed that
the competitive bus drivers didn't
engage in a fist fight over the pas-
When asked if he thought the wo-
men were growing prettier as the
years went by, energetic George
promptly replied: "Oh, they're grow-
ing so much more beautiful-that
four out of five business is all bosh!"
His opinion of the Union is: "It's a
great place."

Catholic Mixer
Held Yesterday
250 Attend Party In Club
Rooms Of St. Mary's
Approximately 250 Catholic stu-
dents and their friends attended the
mixer given for them from 8 to 11
p.m. yesterday in the Club Rooms of
St. Mary's Chapel, according to Al-
bin Schinderle, '42, who was in charge
of the reception committee.
Others to here the party which
featured dancing, ping pong, and
cards, were John McNaughton, '40E,
in charge of tickets, Patricia Burns,
refreshments, and Michael Massa,
'41, music.
A patrons list included Prof. and
William A. McLaughlin, Dr. and Mrs.
Doran T. Fitzgerald, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank DeVine, Mrs. William J. Burns
and Mrs. F. M. Walsh.
This is ' the second such affaf
given during the Summer Session,
and another will be held in the near
future, Schinderle announced.
The door prize, consisting of two
goldfish, was won by Irene King,
while June Roethlisberger received
the Guessing Contest award of a
wastepaper basket filled with pea-
Marshall Talks
To Educators
(Continued from Page 1)
liam C. Haken, Clarence Hinchley,
and B. V. Hanthorne.
Those to be initiated are: Harold
Auglemeyer, Robert C. Aukerman,
C. Phillip Barrman, Claude A. Bos-
worth, Robert F. Brueck, Elmer J.
Chapman, George Depuy, Jay Dyk-
house, John W. English, H. P. Gas-
ton, Robert Granville, Lyle Hanchett,
Waldo R. Handley, Wendall R. Ha-
ner, Roy I. Hendra, Humphrey Jack-
son, Joseph S. Jackson and Clinton
The list continues with Glenn A.
Jaquays, William T. Kutsche, Frank-
lin H. Laman, Elmer O. Liskey, Don-
ald D. MacDonald, Arthur L. Mc-
Grath, Richard T. Meyering, Rey-
nold E. Mick, Arnold I. Ojala, Stew-
art A. Parker, Russell O. Partingtoj,
Charles Pink, Ralph H. Plummer,
Emerson Powrie, Dr. Fritz Redl, Wil-
liain H. Ruten, Russell L. Schneider,
Carl J. Schwelder, Donald C. Shaw,
Marshall B. Simpson, Earl Smith
and C. Bliss Talley.

Summer Retains Black
Contrary to previous notions
about black, it has become a favor-
ite of this summer. This frock is
in rayon, which adapts itself well
to a swirling skirt. The extreme~
sophistication of this material al-
most forces classic lines for neck-
line and sleeves.
Labor* Unions1 Raise
(By The Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY, July 24.-Serious
problems confronting the Govern-
ment in handling the $400,000,000
oil industry expropriated in 1938
from British, Dutch and United
States interests were heightened to-
day by demands of labor.
President Lazaro Cardenas, insist-
ing for months on a reorganization
of the industry, wrangled with un-
ions and government oil agency ex-
ecutives over the issue.



Artificial ;Flowers Are Used
In New And Different Ways
To women only come a few sug- ever, is that most masculine taste
gestions for what to do with that seems to reject hats heavily laden
drawer-full of artificial bouquets with flowers, so keep it conservative.
that were so much the rage a few Edging necklines and wrists-with
years ago, but just can't be fashion- small flowers is another fresh and
yarngoduajsy cntbefsho-lovely thought. Make them trail
ably worn today along a square tor round neckline, or
Many are those who have hung on if you prefer, arrange two small
to the pretty, colorful bits of ma- duplicate clusters to be put at the
terial, that form the likeness of our front corners of the neck. For wrists,
garden flowers, with the hope that it causes a pretty effect to circle
they could find something to do with them with flowers, but such decora-
them. If you're not against tearing tion is easily smashed. The best and
the bouquets apart, here are many most practical thing is a flower on
ideas for what to do with single top of each wrist.
Advice for those who still like to A pleasant relief for the severe
wear blossoms on their shoulders is blouses worn under tailored summer
not place them in the usual place suits, is to string many flowerettes
that corsages go, but much higher on a very large safety pin, and use
on the shoulder. Balancing right this as a clasp at the throat.
along the shoulder seam, put a few
bright flowers, if small, or only one
if large, with a bit of green. Make Dinner Served at
this cluster seem to have accidentally THE SUBWAY
dropped there from a blooming bush. 5 to 8 P.M.
Hats furnish another outlet for Broiled T-Bone Steak ..........55c
the objects fallen in disuse. Take a Canadian Bacon ........:.....45c
tiny skull.cap, and arrange flowers Deep sea scallops............45c
along the edge, or place a bunch ,of Delicatessen Plate ..............40c
flowers at the center of the cap and Dinner includes
cover the whole thing with a filmy Beverage nessetabs,
Veil; If you own a hat that falls DANCING NIGHTLY
toward the front of your head, you SUBWAY COFFEE SHOPPE
might emphasize the forward move- North University at Thayer
ment with flowers over the eye. A Opposite Hill Auditorium
very good thing to remember, how-


(Steam Rath adjoins the Locker Room)

Two Ann Arbor youths turned he-
roes late Tuesday afternoon and
saved a 16-year-old Negro boy from
a watery grave in the upper reaches
of the Huron River.
Kenneth Pertner, 19, and Jack
Marshall, 22, both of Ann Arbor,
were near the river when Robert
Govan shouted for help. Pertner
and Marshall dove to the rescue, and
applied artificial respiration after
pulling him to shore. Dr. George W.
Hagerman administered a heart
Govan is now in St. Joseph's Mer-
cy Hospital recovering from shock.
His condition was reported satisfac-
William H. McLaren, Ann Arbor's
retiring octogenarian assistant fire
chief, died at his home yesterday
after an illness of a year. The oldest
member of the department in point
of service, McLaren started his fire-
fighting career with the local volun-
teer force in 1885.
Two Detroit youths waived exam-
ination before Justice Jay H. Payne
yesterday on charges of breaking in-
to and entering an automobile and
were bound to circuit court under
bonds of $2,500 each, not furnished.
Edward Nickowski and William
Bower, both 17, confessed they were
the thieves who broke into a car
parked in the rear of Saunders Ca-
noe Livery Friday night. The raid
netted them $1.



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er ectwn mit ifodern &ox'in
The hilarious Saturday Eve-
ning Post Stories of Good Old

If you can buy the suit and hat you wanted
Emerging all unruffled from the fray
While others shufflle homeward empty-handed
From tramping miles and miles of aisles all day;
If you are always "lucky" in your bargains,
And never have regrets o'er what you spend,
It's evident you're a canny buyer,




Take advantage of Mich-
igan's low freight rates.
Buy your new Chevrolet
in Ann Arbor. All makes
of reconditioned Used





* With apologies to Mr. Kipling

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