8 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Rooms Show Co-ed's Personality
Through .Decorations, Furnishings
By ANN EICHLER
Running , . ,rushing . in
... out ... all day long.
The dormitory room, a place
for sleeping and .haging clothes1
is now taking on new importance
to University students.It now not
only provides these essentials, buti
also a place in which to study and
relax during rare spare moments.
When you first entered the res-
idence hall room this fall, you
most likely faced a bare room with
only a small window and furni-
ture, placed in very strange ar-
There is a way to change this
impersonal room into a friendly
As a starter, many students re-
arrange the furniture to their lik-
ing; or not to their liking, but to
facilitate the opening 'of dresser
drawers and closet doors. Some
add extra lamps and chairs for
comfort during the hours the
room is occupied.
With roommates or someone to
aid the decisions, bedspreads and
curtains are purchased. These
should reflect the personal taste
of the roomer. Small throw rugs
make soft padding' for bare feet
and the cold, hard floors. They
are relatively easy to keep clean
Mr. and Mrs. Ray P. Weimer of
Skokie, Ill., have announced the
engagement of their daughter,
Mary Ellen, to Mr. Donald G.j
'Reid, Jr., son of Mrs. John W.
Ashwell and Mr. Donald G. Reid,
both of. Evanston, Ill.
Miss Wemer is a senior in the
nursing school. Mr. Reid is a sen-
ior at Miami University, Oxford,
C}., and is a member of Phi Delta
The couple plans to be married
in August. l
The engagement of Beverly J.
Gee to Mr. Larry Doane of Grand
Rapids, Mich. has been announced
IEVERLY J. GEE by her parents, Mr..and Mrs. Ar-
thur W. Gee of Meluindale, Mich.
CARLOS MONTOYA Miss Gee is a senior'in the ar-
IN PARSONchitecture school. Mr. Doane is
also a senior in the architecture
at the DISC SHOP school and is a member of Kappa
1210 S. University Sigma fraternity.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 4-5 P.M. The couple plans to be married
in Ann Arbor, in June.
and add a bright spot to the liv-w
Women's dormitory rooms are
quickly filled with pillows, stuffed
dolls and fuzzy animals decorat-
ing the beds. Walls need not by
any means be bare. The little con-
temporary cards, signs and pic-
tures will do well on the walls or
door. They come in a variety of
sizes and colors with different
messages ready for any occasion.
Colored fishnets or burlap
makes an unusual background
for the display of party favors,
clippings, sports equipmentvand
what-have-you. A bright blanket
or decorated bulletin board will
also give your room its own true
Pushpins, the University's an-
swer to thumbtacks, will support
a thin wire across a corner or side
of your room, from which pen-
nants and small momentoes can
ThedStudent Loan Art Gallery,
located in the basement of- the
Student Activities Building, rents
many types of pictures at a small
charge per semester. Posters may
also be purchased at local, book-
In any type of room goldfish or
turtles make wonderful compan-
ions. They are sure to be the focal
point of any visit from friends.
Plants, too, add a touch of life
and interest to the dormitory
Personality, substituted for the
emptiness found at the beginning
of the semester, invites one, or
two or three to take advantage of
these quarters 'for bull sessiohs,
contemplation or cramming.
You and other University stu-
dents always feel welcomed by a
You who are running-... rush-
ing . . . in . . . out . . . all day
The Junior Panhellenic Associ-
ation's all sorority pledge picnic
will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun-
day, Oct. 12, instead of Oct. 5,
as previously scheduled, the group
Marking the end of pledging
and the beginning of active soror-
ity life, the picnic is the first in
what Junior-Panhel hopes to
make an annual tradition.
Refreshments and sports will
highlight the afternoon. Each
team for softball games will con-
sist of the pledge classes of two
Alpha Chi Omnega and Zeta
Tau Alpha will play Sigma Kappa
and Alpha Delta Pi at 1 p.m., while
Alpha Epsilon Phi and Pi Beta
Phi will challenge Kappa Kappa
Gamma and Sigma Delta Tau.
At 2 p.m. games will match Phi
Sigma Sigma and Alpha Omicron
Pi against Alpha Phi and Phi Mu,
and Kappa Delta and Delta Gam-
ma against Chi Omega and Alpha
Collegiate Sorosis and Alpha Xi
Delta will play Delta Delta Delta
and Delta Phi Epsilon at 3 p.m.,
while Kappa Alpha Theta will
meet Gamma Phi Beta.
Teams with the highehst scores
in the softball tournament will be
matched in a tug-of-war. A prize
will be awarded to the winner.
The League will again offer
dance classes for men and women
in the conventional, or Latin
dances, according to Ann Buehrer,
'59 Ed., chairman of the dance
Classes will be held Tuesday
and Wednesday evenings. The
conventional dances will be taught
from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. and the
classes in the Latin dances, from
8:30 to 9:45 p.m. The classes are
intended to form a sequence. Be-
ginning and , intermediate levels
will be taught the first semester
and advanced classes, the second
The classes are free to women
students, according to MissBueh-
rer, but men wishing to partici-
pate will be charged $4.00 per
semester. The first meeting will
be held in the Union Ballroom.
Musket Seeks Tryouts
MUSKET DANCERS-Musket will hold its tryout meeting tonight
at 7:30 in thp Union Ballroom. All interested in this year's produc-
tion, "Oklahoma," either as performers or as behind the scenes
chairman of the Musket committee.
Group To Meet
The first mass meeting of
Spring Weekend's Central Com-
mittee will be held at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in the third floor con-
ference room of the Union.
The Central Committee co-
chairmen, Penny Palmer, '60Ed
and Steve Davis, '59BAd, are
urging all interested students, es-
pecially those "with ideas," to
petition for positions on the cen-
tral committee, Miss Palmer said.
Chairmanship duties will be ex-
plained, petitions given out and
interview times scheduled at the
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