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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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League Sponsors Projects
For Members of Each Class

FROM NURSE TO ADMINISTRATOR:
Dean Shows Varied Backgrounc

Each year the Women's League
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
twentie,. 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
whenr 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 La
while riding the buses and si
ways from the University to 1
hospital," she recalled.
"Because the subways were
noisy I could shout my Germ
and Latin verbs out, and althou
people may have wondered, tl
couldn't hear me. That's why
have no sympathy for, girls %
say that they can't study in
dorms," she laughed.
Carried Out Orders
"There is value in carrying
orders even when you don't und
stand them," Dean Bacon f
vised. While an Army nurse dur
the Second World War in G
many, all the women in her g,
were asked to fill out d bla
asking where they would like
study if they had the chance.
Only two women handed th
in-the others laughed and thr
the blanks away. As a result,
months later when the war v
over, Dean Bacon was on her v
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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