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nion' s Facilities, Functions
re Open To All Male Students
Conveniences Includes Cafeteria, Dining Room
Ballroom, Barber Shop, Billiards, Bowling

Through these portals no woman
shall pass -is the unwritten law
that hangs over the front door of
the Union, the Michigan men's castle.
A daily center of male life, and a
site of social functions on weekends,
the Union has facilities for a variety
of 'activities ranging from a quick
dip in the swimming pool to an af-
ternoon of leisurely reading in the
Pendleton library. In addition, the
Union sponsors a number of events
throughout the year.
Every man, upon paying his tuition
fee, automatically becomes a mem-
ber of the Union, and thereby is en-
titled to the use of its facilities.
Michigan men may choose their
recreation from a "ping pang room,
a billiard room, checker and chess
boards, or the bowling alleys, in ad-
dition to the swimming pool.
195 Guest Rooms
Visitors to the University may be
housed in the 195 guest rooms lo-
cated upstairs in the Union. Of con-
venience to students is the main desk
where checks can be cashed, bus
tickets and tickets for University
events may be purchased. Detroit
and Ann Arbor newspapers, current
magazines, candy, cigarettes and
chewing gum are also on sale at the
The second floor ballroom is the
scene of the . traditional weekend
dances which are held every Friday
and Saturday that there is no other
major campus event taking place.
Smokers, mixers, coke bars and large
meetings are also held in this room.
Comfortable chairs, cushions, di-
vans, writing tables and quiet may
be found in the North Lounge. In the
Pendleton Library, donation of the
widow of Edward Waldo Pendleton,
'72, current best sellers and popular
magazines are available.
Taproom Serves Hot Meals
An afternoon snack or a square
meal will be served in the Taproom
down in the basement. Here may be
found evidences of the old Michigan
tradition of seniors carving their
names on the Taproom table tops.

Offices of several campus organ-
izations are housed in the Union.
Michigauma, Vulcans, Druids, Inter-
fraternity Council and Men's Glee
Club are among those who have
headquarters here.
The Union is governed by a Board
of Directors composed of students,
faculty members, alumni representa-
tives and one member of the Board
of Regents. Second semester fresh-
men may become try-outs on the
Union staff to work under the of-
The idea of constructing a com-
mon gathering place for men was
conceived in 1903, and it was on the
day of the Ohio State game in 196-7
that the Union opened its first home
-the former house of Judge Cooley
-to its members.
Subscriptions Raised for Union
Although an additional wing was
added in 1912, the "Cooley House"
soon proved inadequate, and in 1914
a campaign to raise $1,000,000 for a
new clubhouse was launched. Alumni
and undergraduates contributed in
subscriptions of $50 to make up most
of the fund. Since that time further
campaigns have been staged to pro-
vide for the additions that completed
the Union as it is today, increasing
the total cost to more than $2,000,-
During orientation week the Union
will invite freshmen to smokers
where they may meet a few sports
figures, and representatives of The
Daily, Interfraternity Council, Tri-
angles, Sphinx and other campus
Plans for special affairs in the fall
will include a Varsity Night, Grid
Shuffles, Class Games, the Union
formal and a Homecoming dance, in
addition to the regular events.
Every Saturday afternoon that
there is an out-of-town football
game, a Grid Shuffle will take place.
Students may attend the non-date
mixer and watch the progress of the
game on the electric scoreboard
while dancing to record music.

New Post-War
Campus ROTC
Program Starts
Will Train Officers,
Supplement 'U' Work
A new post-war program of in-
struction will be initiated by the Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps at the
University this fall.
Col. Karl Henion, Professor of Mili-
tary Science and Tactics, stated that
the program is designed to produce
"potentially superior officers" for the
United States Army in time of a
national emergency, as well as to
supplement training. in other de-
partments of the University.
In addition to purely military in-
struction, the new course will place
emphasis on such subjects as lead-
ership training, exercise of command,
map and aerial photograph reading,
personnel management, and geogra-
phical foundations of national power.
After instruction in military funda-
mentals, students are required to
solve specific military problems.
The military course of instruction
at the University is divided into an
elementary course of two years and
an advanced course of two years.
If selected after the first two years
for the advanced course, the student
may specialize in one unit of the
ROTC-the Infantry, Quartermaster
Corps, Engineer Corps, Ordnance De-
partment, Signal Corps or Transpor-
tation Corps. If he successfully com-
pletes the course, he is commissioned
as a Second Lieutenant in the Offi-
cers' Reserve Corps.
In the elementary course, students
are provided with uniforms, equip-
ment and texts, while in the ad-
vanced course the student is paid
about ,$20 a month.
Credit is given for portions of the
elementary course to students who
have completed training in Junior
ROTC units or to those who have had
military service in the armed forces.
Col. Henion gave as advantages
to be derived from ROTC, training
service as a leader in time of a na-
tional emergency and the opportunity
to develop one's "leadership potential
for executive responsibility in civil

With the beginning of the 1946
fall semester, fraternity life at Mich-
igan, an institution nearly as old as
the campus itself, will once again be
in full swing.
Twenty-nine of Michigan's 41 fra-
ternities have announced, that they
will be operating on an active basis
again. Most of these have either re-
opened their houses which were
abandoned during the war or ob-
tained new ones. To accommodate
long chapter rolls created by the re-
turn of many members from the ser-
vices, sdme fraternities have acquired
Those who register with the
Inter-Fraternity Council will see
rushing on the same scale as in
pre-war years, IFC president Harry
Jackson has promised. During the
war these activities were limited
for the most part to small informal
Registration for rushing will take
place in the first week of the term
in the IFC offices in the Union.
Rushing will begin on Sunday, Sept.
29, and continue until Oct. 10.
Two new features. wil be inaug-.
urated in this rushing period, Jack-
son pointed out. The registration
card will have space for the rushee
to specify any fraternity in which he
may have a particular interest.
Each chapter on campus will hold
an open house on Sept. 29. This new
regulation will provide the rushee
with an opportunity to visit all org-
anizations and their members.
The IFC Executive Council has
ruled that fraternities will observe
the "preference-list" system of bid-
ding with the return of peace-time
conditions. By this system, both
fraternities and rushees submit
lists of their choices to the Dean of
Students Office. The office will
honor these blids and acceptances
according to their respective pos-
itions on the lists.
"The dragnet, tarpit system of
rushing referred to in Max Schul-
man's satirical novel, 'Barefoot Boy
With Cheek,' is not practiced at
Michigan," Jackson said. "In the
same vein, fraternities here are turn-
ing from the old practices of hazing
during pledgeship.."
Those who are pledged to frater-
nities must meet with the scholastic
requirements of the IFC and Dean
of Students before they may be in-
itiated. A scholastic average of C or
better (depending on the number of
semester hours being carried) is nec-
essary. It is customary for initiations
to be held early in the second semes-
ter after pledging.
Fraternities at Michigan originated
in 1845, four years after classes were
begun on the campus in Ann Arbor.
They are responsible for many of
the oldest traditions and activities
which students now honor.
Joining a fraternity offers a man
an opportunity to make friends
with whom he can remain
throughout his college career and
even afterwards, according to an
official IFC publication. Other ad.
vantages to be had through an af-
filiation with a fraternity were list-
ed as: the opportunity for the de-
velopment of leadership tendencies

Fraternities Will Resume
Full Swing Operationis
Houses Reopened, Annexes Added; Pla
For Rushing Made by 29 Active Groups

and personality; an experience in
cooperative living in which men
assume their share of group obli-
gations and vahlable training in
the work of, an executive through
mana.gement of the chapter.
President Ruthven has written,
"The fraternity is as typical a feature
of American colleges as the division
of students into freshmen, soph-
omore, junior, and senior classes.
Each fraternity organization, as
compared with unorganized groups
of students, possesses extremely im-
portant and valuable assets to start
with - common aims, the support
and backing of alumni who main-
tain a lively interest in the success
of the chapter, national organiz-
ation, and unusual opportunities for
the cultivation of lasting friend-
A tentative list of fraternities
which will be active in the fall is:
Acacia, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta
Pi, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Delta Kappa
Epsilon, Delta Tau Delta.
Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lam-
da Chi Alpha, Phi Delta Theta, Phi
Gamma Delta, Phi Sigma Delta, Phi
Sigma Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi, Pi
Lambda Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu.
Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Theta Chi, Theta Delta Chi,
Trigon, Zeta Psi, and Zeta Beta Tau.
The Inter -Fraternity Council
which is the "link" between 'these
organizations was established ac-
cording to its constitution "to pro-
mote the interests of the University
and the member fraternities and to
facilitate cooperation between them
and the Universty."


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