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TUW.._ MICHIGAN U ATT.Y

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MONDAY, SEPTEMMBER15, 19583 K~ ~K.E.~r2~.7 i~.

League Sponsors Projects
For Members of Each Class

FROM NURSE TO ADMIN

ISTRATOR:

Dean Shows Varied Background

4.

Each year the Women's Leaguev
sponsors a major project for the
women of each class - Frosh
Weekend, Soph Show, Junior
Girls' Play and Senior Night.
Freshmen women take part in
Frosh Weekend during the spring.
Early in the fall semester they
gather at the League to draw for
their teams - the Maize or the
Blue.
Each team selects an original
theme and prepares to present
the best all-around c a m p u s
dance. The teams are judged on
decorations, budget, floorshow,
tickets, programs, and publicity.
Originated in Spread
Frosh Weekend originated in
the Freshman Spread, a project
which was eliminated in the early
twenties. A freshman pageant
called the "History of Music" in
1924 is the first actual record of
a freshman project. A series of
dances performed by freshman
women, it was an outdoor spec-
tacle performed just before sun-
down.
This custom continued for al-
most ten years.
For a few years after the de-
pression, when the freshman wo-
men were forced to look for self-
supporting projects, various en-
tertainment projects were held,
Return to Pageant
In 1936 the freshmen 'returned
to their traditional pageant of
dances.
Any sophomore who can sing,
dance, build sets, draw posters, or
solicit ads may take part in the
Soph Show, which produces a
Broadway musical each year. Ori-
ginally called Sophomore Cab-
aret, it became Soph Scandals in

1954 and finally Soph Show in
1956. The production is in its
third year as a co-ed project.
The Junior Girls' Play was born
55 years ago last March when
half a dozen junior women gave a
skit of take-offs on prominent
members of the senior class for
senior women.
Produced by Juniors
The oldest production on cam-
pus, JGP is written, produced, and
acted by the women of the junior
class working with a professional
dramatic adviser.
The, first performance of JGP
each year is given at Senior Night
when the central committee in-
vites all senior women to dinner
and entertainment.
The senior women come decor-
ated with their "degree of at-
tachment." Married women blow
out candles, engaged women suck
lemons, pinned women exchange
fraternity pins for safety pins,
and unattached women toss a
penny for each year they have
been unattached into a wishing
well.
Panhel Governs
(Continued from Page 1)
ternities this spring in putting
on Greek Week, an annual affair.
The Board of Delegates has as
members the presidents of all
sorority chapters and the Execu-
tive Council members.
This group initiates new rules
and policies pertaining to the
Panhellenic Association and de-
cides on items submitted to it by
the Executive Council.

By DOROTHEA STEUDLE
From a missionary field in
Alaska to the Dean of Women's
office at the University is the road
that Deborah Bacon, Dean of
Women, has traveled.
A native New Yorker, Dean Ba-
con holds a Bachelor of Science
in Public Health Nursing and a
Masters of Arts and PhD. in
English Literature. "I don't like
to play favorites," she said.
'No One Knows'
When asked what her idea of a
well rounded education was, the
Dean of Women smiled, looked at
her vast collection of books cover-
ing countless subjects, and an-
swered, "No one knows what a
better person or a better life is.
You keep asking questions and
there is no end to it."
She is an assistant professor of
English at the Unviersity, al-
though her many activities make
it impossible for her to teach any
full-time classes.
Past history indicates an active
life for the versatile Dean of

German and reviewed my Latin
while riding the buses and sub-
ways from the University to the
hospital," she recalled.
"Because the subways were so
noisy I could shout my German
and Latin verbs out, and although
people may have wondered, they
couldn't hear me. That's why I
have no sympathy for girls who
say that they can't study in the
dorms," she laughed.
Carried Out Orders
"There is value in carrying out
orders even when you don't under-
stand them," Dean Bacon ad-
vised. While an Army nurse during
the Second World War in Ger-
many, all the women in her group
were asked to fill out a blank
asking where they would like to
study if they had the chance.
Only two women handed them
in-the others laughed and threw
the blanks away. As a result, six
months later when the war was
over, Dean Bacon was on her way
to the Sorbonne to study.

DEBORAH BACON
... Dean of Women

Women. She has worked at the
Henry Street Settlement, at the.
New York Women's Prison, as a
missionary nurse in Alaska and
as a nurse in the hills of Ken-
tucky.
Studied on Bus
While studying at Columbia for
her PhD., Dean Bacon worked at
a hospital evenings. "I learned

SENIOR NIGHT-This "one last gtt-together" consists of dinner, receiving of the "degree of attach-
ment" and a preview of Junior Girls' Play.
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It's "RUSH WEEK" at Randall's

for my
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and PARIS FASHION
Shoe Wardrobe

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FRO H WEEKEND-Last year's Frosh Weekend Blue team put in hours of practice as did the Maize I
Team.

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Loo1 Smart, Be Smart!

BUY' NAMES YOU KNOW

and LOVE

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EXQUISITE FORM BRA
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A girl would be lost
without her new
tapered-shape shoes
that so flatter the
leg! And I'd never
find any as smart as
those high 'n little
heels, flats,'in sports_ u
from Randall's!'
Why, they have
hundreds! 14 new
colors!
As seen in/
Mademoiselle
and
Seventeen.
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