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SHE MICHIGAN DAILY

WOMEN'S ACTIVITIES:
Physical Recreation,
Opportunities Abound

[DALE PRINCIPLES-Cooperative housing at the University l
>rdinated by the Inter-Cooperative Council. Members are
I in a house by the ICC and must agree to uphold the Roch-
rinciples for democratic living.
peratives Emphasize
1ocratic Living Code

By MALINDA BERRY"

k group of University students
years ago organized the first
dent co-operative in the na-
:, the present Michigan House.
There are now eight student co-
under the Inter-Cooperative
incil on the campus; three for
n-the Michigan .Co-op, John
kamura Co-op, and the Robert
'en Co-op; three houses for un-
graduate women-the Muriel,
ter Co-op, A. K. Stevens Co-op,
d the Harold Osterweil House;
house for graduate women,
Mark VIII Co-op; and one
ise for married students, the
Uis Brandeis Co-op.
the co-ops were originated in
1930's when students, as well'
everyone else, were faced with
nwinic hardships, Land it was
essary to reduce living ex-
Hses.
Owns Houses
The ICC houses are owned by
council, a corporation set up
I run entirely by the students
o live or eat in the houses.
the ICC was incorporated to
vide a central organization for
ding deeds and mortgages and
gotiating real estate deals. The
up has an office in the Stu-
it Activities Bldg.
.CC is presently working toward
e purchase of a ninth house.
All work within the co-ops, such
cooking, dishwashing, mainte-
nce and management is done
the members. All members are

eligible for offices, such as presi-
dent, house manager, food pur-
chaser and accountant. It requires
approximately four to six hours
a week of work 'per member to run
a co-op. The exact work time is
decided by house vote, as are all
decisions, which are mare at open
meetings by majority vote.
Membership Selection .
Membership in the co-ops, which
presently number about 250 stu-
dents, is decided upon a first-
come first-served basis, without
racial, religious or political dis-
crimination.
The 'rooms within the co-ops
accommodate rfom two to four
people, with a few single rooms.
Rooms are completely furnished,
and the arrangement of the furni-
ture and furnishings is left to the
discretion of the occupants.
Each house serves three meals
a day. In addition there is a
"guffing" system, which means
that the members can have cof-
fee, ,tea, bread, jam, leftovers, etc.,
between meals-an extension of
the old American habit of raiding
the ice-box.
The women's co-op houses are
required b ythe University to have
a house-director. But the co-op
houses have been granted the,
unique privilege of electing their
own, subject to approval of the
D4n of Women.
The approximate cost per se-
mester for living in the co-ops is
$225 for room and board.

For all incoming freshmen coeds_
and transfer students who lack a
physical education credit on their
transcript, the University makes
one year of physical education
training a requirement for gradu-
ating.
The program for women is di-
vided into four eight-week ses-
sions. For each eight-week period
coeds select a different activity.
Women who want to learn div-
ing may receive instruction in
the Women's Pool. Those who
know the, basic techniques of this
sport may take advanced courses.
Swim Clubs
Michifish and its junior coun-
terpart, Michifins, are two extra-
curricular clubs in which advanced
swimmers and divers participate.
Tryouts are held each spring and
fall. The groups feature synchro-
nized swimming and put on a
water ballet in the Women's Pool
which is equipped with under-
water lighting and facilities for
just such a program.
Coeds may also obtain their Red
Cross Water Safety certificate
through their swimming courses.
This certificate is helpful in ob-
taining a summer position as a
camp counselor.
A putting green and two golf
courses are available to students
whether they are advanced or be-
ginning golfers. Coeds who are
taking other physical education
courses can use the golf courses
also.
Bowling Facilities
Four bowling alleys in the Wom-
en's Athletic Building give women
an opportunity to become familiar
with the sport. Scoring and tech-
niques of bowling are taught.
Fencing instruction is also pro-
vided in the WAB. After'the first
few weeks of the course matches
are arranged between.,students in
each class. All equipment is fur-
nished for the coeds. Instruction
on the trampoline, horses and
rings as well as tumbling and some
marching, are included la. the
apparatus, course..
During the winter ice and figure
skating instruction is given at the
University Coliseum. Coeds are re-
quired to furnish their own skates
but they are not asked to purchase
a pair before the first class if they
don't already have their own.
Recreational leadership is an-
other class open to University
coeds. This course is designed to
teach the fundamentals as well as
to give the students experience in
the receational field. The course
provides experience required for
summer jobs.
Students learn essentials of the
handicraft, camperaft, hobbies,
games, music, nature study story
telling and first 'aid. Coeds do
field work with Scouts, Brownies,

Y-Teens, patients at University
Hospital and other recreational
centers around Ann Arbor.
Instruction in horseback riding
is furnished throughout the school
jyear. Transportation is provided
to the stables located outside Ann
Arbor.
Dance Courses Also
Courses In ballet and modern
dance are also offered. Modern
Dance Clubs, Ballet Clubs and
Choreographer's Workshop are ex-
tracurricular activities which sup-
plement these courses.
The traditional courses of bad-
minton, baseball, archery and bas-
ketball are also open to coeds.
Fourteen tennis courts are avail-
able for the exclusive use of Uni-
versity women. Beginning, inter-
mediate and advanced instruction
is offered in the racket sport.
Coeds learn the rules and scoring
of each and apply them in class
fmatches.
The department also offers a
class in Posture, Figure and Car-
riage, in which girls are taught the
elements of good bearing, and par-
ticipate in exercises designed to
improve them. Each girls is given
individual attention to her specific
needs, and improvement is rated
over the duration of the course.
There are many clubs, such as
the tennis club, the fencing club
and the riflery club, represented
on the Women's Athletic Associa-
tion panel.
Basketball and softball are,
among the. most popular ini the
inter-house leagues in which many
sororities and residence halls com-
pete.

IFC Views
Rush Plan,
Regulations
(Continued from Page 1)
quantities of food at wholesale
prices for fraternities.
Athletic Program
Each house also has an athletic
chairman who handles the group's
participation in the various in-
tramural programs offered at the
University.
IFC is in charge of semesterly
rush, and offers the rushees ser-
vices ranging from rushing coun-
elors and a rushee orientation pro-
gram to policing to insure that
all houses follow proper pro-
cedures.
Fraternity pledges usually spend
one day a week or so working
around the house, mowing the
lawn, making miscellaneous re-
pairs and doing other odd jobs
around the fraternity's grounds.
Pledge Classes,
Each fraternity pledge class
elects a president who acts as its
representative at Junior Interfra-
ternity Council (JIFC).
JIFC takes charge of pledge help
week, a period during which fra-
ternity and sorority pledges con-
tribute their effort working at
the University's fresh air camp.
Fraternity social life is also ac-
tive. Ranging from informal par-
ties to pledge formals, affiliate
social life is run by the social
chairman of each house. All par-
ties are registered in advance with
the University.
IFC also attempts to further re-
lationships between fraternity men
and the University community as
a whole.

(Continued from Page 1)
years ago. IHC, organized on a
house rather than a quad basis,
included a Presidium including all
the house presidents and an exec-
utive council. The Presidium was
eliminated in favor of the smaller
IQC single body since it was felt
that the Presidium had become a
"rubber stamp" of the executive
committee.
House Level
The present organization of
residence hall government starts
at the house level with a house
council and officers. The presi-
dent of the house and a repre-
sentative from each serve on the
quadrangle council which in turn
has its own ,officers who, plus a
representative, sit on IQC.
In the individual houses, there
are numerous functions; academ-
ic, social and athletic.
Academically, many of the
houses have academic chairmen
who maintain exam files. Socially,
the individual units have chair-
men who arrange mixers and oth-
er such events. Athletically, the
houses participate in the intra-

mural program, offering oppor-
tunities in many sports.
On the quadrangle level, social
events are organized and run on a
somewhat broader scale, including
some dances.
There are also cultural pro-
grams, including movies and con-
certs, and quadrangle libraries
which offer a combination of ref-
erence works and light reading as
well as records which can be
rented or played on the libraries'
reproducing equipment.
The quadrangle councils also
take responsibility for setting rules
in certain areas such as dress
regulations subject to the approv-
al of the administration.
House councils have similar au-
thority over regulations govern-
ing their houses such as quiet
hours.
Radio Station
IQC, in addition to coordinat-
ing the activities of these other
student government bodies has
authority over the quadrangle ra-
dio station WCBN and sponsors a
number of activities of its own.
This group has also cooperated

with Interfraternity Council o
questions affecting both bodies.
During last fall's rush, then IQ
President Dan Rosemergy an(
former IFC head Jon Trost co
laborated on a letter to all quad
rangle residents urging them thi
the decision to rush and pledg
was an individual one.
One of the participants at la
spring's conference on the quac
rangles was IFC President BC
Peterson who participated in
discussion regarding the problen
encountered by residence ha
houses in which fraternity pledge
live.
Sponsor Sing
Other residence hall activiti
sponsored by IQC include the IQC
Assembly sing, a storage servio
for residents who wish to stoi
trunks and boxes during the sumr
mer, and various other service ant
cultural programs.
IQC officials, urge residents in
cluding freshmen, to become ac
tive and petition for any one of
number of committees or to ru
for elective offices in residenc
hall government.

GOVERNS RESIDENCE HALLS:
IQC Sponsors Programs

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