44. The Royal Order of Catering Waiters: An elite team of Union waiters known for their speed, timing, and use of hand signals. "If the backfield of the football team can shift and run like those waiters," remarked football coach Ivy Williamson in 1949, "we won't have to worry on the football field."
45. The late artist James Watrous '31, MA'33, PhD'39, who painted Memorial Union's murals of Paul Bunyan from 1933 to 1936, had to return several times to repair the eye of Babe, the blue ox, which was cut out by souvenir-seeking students.
46. "It is the custom here at the Union that he who eats and drinks also pays for it. Such a guest is dear and cherished, who promptly pays for what he gets."
— Translation, from German, of the Rathskeller motto.
Tooting the horn for Louis Armstrong, 1957.
47. Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz, Duke Ellington, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Uta Hagen, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, and Paul Robeson, among many others, all performed as part of Union Theater-sponsored programs.