THE MICHIGAN DAILY
sLNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1924
j but later when the number of womenj
had increased, it became necessary
for the sophomores to substituteI
Traditions In The Life Of Michigan Women some less expensive entertainment. SOCIAL
The dinner was replaced by a formal
party in Barbour gymnasium in which
the sophomore women escorted the
Traditions among the Michigan air theater erected on the campus. freshmen. The custom of a dance+
with light refreshments has continued Alpha of Sigma Alpha Iota held a
women have been growing for many Only plays successfully produced to the. present time, formal musicale on Monday evening
years until today numerous and varied elsewhere have been given with the I f... tiii,.n.n. at which the first of a series of his-j
ternoon. Faculty, Alpha Phi parents
l and alumni were present at the re-
ception in the evening.
Mrs. H. R. Thornton of E. University
ave. entertained the residents of her
honp and ton Chi7AC Ctl i d t t
western guests over the week-end.
Open house was held after the game.
customs greet the newcomer. At exception of one written by Professorl
the present stage in the development John L. Brumm of the journalism
thepresent tagetin thes deopment department, who has been director
of these traditions, it is sometimes ifor seven years.
diffeult to realize the slow change in One afternoon in 1904 the junior!
the sentiments of the women, and in girls gave a morality play in Barbour
some cases, -of the 'men of the Ugymnasium to entertain the senior
eoai ng came to taeke a definite
place among the activities of Michi-
gan women in 1922 when a point de-
bate was held with Ohio State univer-.
sity. Michigan lost the decision for1
both its affirmative and negative
teams but last year the University
teams won the debates both in Colum_.
rical programs was given. Mrs. R.
ishop Canfield was hostess.# Delta Gamma entertained eight)
s guests from Northwestern this week- ,
end, and several members of theidI
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Putnam, ofl
i ulul~u .
Pity which have helped to bring them
The largest and most representative
of the women's traditions is Lantern
fight. In 1910 the University women
decided to dedicate their new athletic
fie , which had just been presented to
them through the generosity of Mr.
George Herbert Palmer in memory of
h4-wife, AiicQ Freeman Palmer, '76.
At first only the dedication services
Swere to be held but the class chain-
pionship games were to be played off
so a field day program was finally ar-
ranged. In the afternoon the various
class finals were played as well as
the archery, tennis, and quoit tourna-
ments. The upperclass women gave a
maypole dance while the freshmen
took part in several folk dances.
Later everyone sat down on the slopes
of the amphitheater and ate a picnic
lunch. As soon as twilight fell the
different classes formed in marching
lorder,. the seniors carrying lighted
lanterns and the juniors flower
qOcked hoops. The long lines march-
ed in the amphitheater ending in a
huge block "M". After each class
had sung its songs and the athletic
awards had been announced the sen-
iors marched past the juniors hand-
ing them the lighted lanterns as a
symbolic passing on of senior respon-
sibilities. The juniors then handed
down their hoops to the sophomores
signifying the entrance into a new
phase of college life and activity. The
whole group marched around the field
forming at last in a circle about a
great bonfire. By the leaping flames
the field was dedicated and the League
officers for the coming year were
sworn in. More wood was piled on
the fire and everyone joined in singing
college songs. Lantern Night was
fast becoming the finest and most
idealistic of the women's traditions
when in 1913 there was a change in
the athletic policy for women, and it
was abolished. In 1919 at the in-
stigation of Dean Myra B. Jordan it
was revived amidst great enthusiasm
and again the athletic contests, award-
giving, dances, and picnic supper fol-
lowed by the passing down of the
senior lanterns and sophomore hoops
to the lower classes took place. Every
year since then the same program is
Last year under the leadership of
Miss Blood the freshman pageant was
substituted for the usual Maypole
dance and the folk dancing. The
pageant told through interpretive
representation the old Greek myth of
Persepone and Pluto. It ended in a
triumphal procession of all the char-
acters carrying a long chain of flow-
ers up the hillside to the temple. It
was so well received by the specta 3
tors that it has been incorporated in
the Lantern Night traditional pro-
gram. Every year sees Lantern Night
take a firmer hold on the hearts of
Michigan women for it has become
to them what Cap Night is to the
Senior breakfast is the oldest of all
the women's traditions originating in
1898 when it was called "the lemon
party" and lasted all night. In the
morning a breakfast would be held at
which a plate of lemon and a lighted
candle would be passed around. All
the engaged women were supposed to
announce publicly the fact of their en-
gagements by eating a slice of lemon,
and all the married women were ex-
pected to blow out the candle. When
in 1907 the senior women had be-
come more numerous it was decided
to hold only the breakfast. From
that time to this the custom has pre-
vailed. During Commencement week
all the senior women assemble at Bar-
bour Gymnasium and hold the tra-
ditional "lemon" breakfast just as they'
have since 1898.
The tradition of having the senior
women entertain Commencement
guests with a professional play dates
back to 1905 when it was decided toe
present Shakespeare's "Midsummere
Night's Dream" on June 19, the day of
the Senior Promenade. At the lastI
moment when merely the final touches
were needed, the Ben greet Woodland,
Players announced th t on May 27
they would give the same play. The
senior.women dared not hope to com-
Pete with professional players two
weeks later so the women had to
change their plans completely. They
determined on "She Stoops to Con-
muer" which was in great vogue at the
time, and worked so hard that the play
was a great success. It became ciis-
tomary from that time for the Senior
Play to be given during diommencej
ment Week. At first it was given in
women. So much enthusiasm was bus and in Ann Arbor. The tie will
evinced that next year the junior be settled by the outcome of the de-1
' women gave a more elaborate pro- bates to me held Dec. 5 of this year.j
duction written, staged, and acted by Members of the Michigan teams are
themselves in Barbour gyninasium. chosen from an intercollegiate debat-
IBy 1908 a minstrel show was given! ing class.
which was so well liked that some- j The Women's League and Inter-
thing on the type of a musical comedy church Bazaar was begun three years
was given thereafter. Take-offs on ago when the campaign for the Uni-
prominent professors, Michigan men, versity of Michigan League building
and Michigan customs became a part was at its height among the under-
of every play, and women of the uni- graduate women. At that time the
versity looked forward to seeing the I League believed it advisable to corn-
annual production which dared to say bine with the local church auxiliaries
and be what it pleased. In 1912 "In In a joint bazaar rather than attempt1
old Bagdad" was given in Sarah Cas- to compete with a number of smaller
well Angell Hall. Members of the ones. The Bazaar is now held an-
faculty,including President Angell nually a few weeks before Christmas,
and Mrs. Angell, and Dean Myra B. udisplaying ,for sale many kinds of
Jordan attended, voting it most orig- , needle w ork and miscellaneous ar-
inal and entertaining. Professor (tiles. A tea room, fortune telling
Brumm took over the coaching in booth, candy sale, and special tunts
1915 when "The Comeback" wasl have been features of the bazaars in
staged at the Whitney theatre. For the past and will e continued with
the first time the senior women wear,- slight changes in the 1924 bazaar.
ing caps and gowns were escorted The traditionfl of the Panhellenic
to the play in taxi cabs. Since then Ball is a new one, as it was given for
the Junior Girls'. Play has become a the first time last year. The women
campus event. Despite strenuous ob- fthe ivrsity listye in number
jection on the part of the Board of of the Unversity, limited in number
Regents and members of the faculty, because of the size of the accommo-
after several years of heated discus- dI s, ivited their guests to a for-
sion, men were allowed to attend in mal dance at Granger's academy.
s . menT ee allowed gtois attenin Breakfast was served at many of the
1923. The opening night is still re-i sorority houses following the dance.
served for the senior women when _s
they march down from the Senior The traditions of Michigan women
banquet to the Whitney and sing are thus seen to be of many distinct
songs between acts. The play is the origins and ages. These traditions,
biggest production the women attempt some dignified and impressive, others
to stage and it is the desire of every characteristically feminine, have tend-
junior woman to be connected with ed to bind together the women of the
it. As a result the cast and the unit every year. To many women now
choruses have grown to the extent in the University the passing on of!
that' last year over 150 women took !these customs is in itself one of the
actual part in it. most sacred traditions.
For many years it has been tradi-
tional for the sophomore women to Willie Ritola, Finnish distance run-
give a party for the freshman women, nor, who recently returned from
which is known as the Freshman abroad after representing Finland in
Spread. When there were only a few the Olympic games, will not engage in
women on the campus, the party was, 1 the cross-country championship this
as its name implies, a formal dinner, fall.
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Constantine, Michigan, announce the
engagement of their daughter, Harriet,
'24, to Halsey Davidson, '25. Davidson
is a member of Delta Sigma Phi fra-
-Kappa Alpha entertained with afor-
mal pledge dance Friday evening.
Adelia Cheever house entertained
with an informal dance Friday night.
The residents of Adelia Cheever
house were entertained at a house-
party last week-end. at Base Lake.
Mrs. Alvin Holen, Ann Arbor, and
Mrs.[ James H. Ward, Cincinnati, 0.,
chaperoned the party.
unese su en s at a
Chinese supper Sunday evening.
More than 150 Methodist students
attended the masquerade Hallowe'en
party at Wesley Hall Friday evening.
The Zeta Tau Alpha sorority en-
tertained with an informal pledge
dance Friday Nov. 1. Mr. and Mrs.
N. S. Allen and Miss Mary E. Tuller
chaperoned. !Phil Diamond's orches-
tra furnished the music.
Delta Zeta entertained with a home-
coming dance Sat., Oct. 25. Prof.
Clyde E. Love and Mrs. Love, Prof J.
Raleigh Nelson, and Mrs. Nelson
were the chaperones.
town guests included, Mrs. James H.
Ward, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Ruth
Christenson, '24, of Detroit, and Ger-
trude Pratt, '24, of Albion.
Prof. R. W. Sellars, of the philos-
ophy department, and' Mrs. Sellars
were the guests of Alpha Chi Omega
sat dinner Wednesday night of last
week. Mrs. W. A. Donnelly and Mrs.
C. 0. Davis were entertained at din-
Michigan Dames were hostesses on
Saturday evening, November 1, at a
Hallowe'en card party held at the
Faculty Women's club. The guests
were the husbands of the Dames and
all other married men students and
The chaperones were: Mrs. J. Walser,
Mrs. James Inglis, Mrs. Lawrence
Bigelow, and Miss Elizabeth Breniser.
The house was beautifully decorated
Prof. P. E. James and Mrs. James,
and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hall were
guests at dinner Wednesday evening
at the Alpha Xi Delta house.
Theta Phi Alpha entertained the
pledges of the sorority at a formal
dance Friday. The chaperones were
Mrs. Mary A. Douglas-Burke, Miss
Julia Wilcox, and Prof William A. Mc
Laughlin and Mrs. McLaughlin.
Sigma Kappa announces the pledg-
ing of Olive Walker, '28, of Girard,,
Alpha Chi Rho entertained Sigma,
Kappa at a Hallowe'en dance Satur-
day, Nov. 1. Mr. and Mrs. Forest
Kappa Delta announces the initia- e
tion of Constance Eirich, '11, Tulsa, Zeta Tau Alpha announces the
Okla.; Margaret Sandberg, '27, Manis- pledging of Mabel Neef, '27.
tique; Jeanette Emmons, '26, St.
Johns; Helen Loftus, '26, Perry, N. Y. Sigma Kappa entertained at tea last
Frances Motz, '26, Pittsburg, Pa.. Sunday in honor of their chaperone,
Lunette Starr, '26, Detroit, and Gene- Miss Florence Lyon, of Delphi, Ind.
vieve Hall, '26, Highland Park. Mrs. I. Wells Bennet poured.
Alumnae house entertained with an Martha Cook building held an in-,
informal dance Friday, Oct 1. Six- formal dance Saturday, Oct. 25. More
teen couples' were present. ithan 75 couples attended. The chap-
erones were Miss Zelma E. Clark,
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best of these. There were several
murals in a more conventional render-
ing; 'one particularly of a . cavalry
troup and another of a peasant group,'
whose effect was as brilliant as their
handling was capable. It was particu-
larly interesting to note the character
delineation in the various people pic-
tured. The faces in a series of bril-
liant water colors were as various
and as true as those Covorrubias or
Frch might caricature.
There were resigns in black and
white that hleardsley might have been
proud to sign, sketches whose economy
of line and emphasis of movement
were amazing, others whose delicacy.-
and charm were enichanting. There
Adelia .Cheever had as a guest thisI
week-end Frances Speaker, '24, of
Miss Frances C. Mack, and Miss Mary
Delta Delta Delta gave an informal
pledge dance Friday, Oct. 31. Mrs.
.T. Anderson, and Prof. Clifford Woody
and Mrs. Woody chaperoned.
Delta Delta Delta held initiation
Sunday, Nov. 2. The initiates were
Norma Snell, '27, Utica, N. Y., Frances
Penoyer, '26, South Haven, Mich.,
Elizabeth Hastings, '26, Ann Arbor.
Pi Beta Phi entertained ten North-
Kappa Kappa Gamma held formal
Alpha Gamma Delta initiated the initiation Friday. The new initiates
following pledges Friday: Jean Cor- are Nancy :Brookes, '27, of Royal Oak;
rabin, '26, Detroit; Grace Knoblock, Edna Cantiall, '26, of Springleld, Ill.;
'27, Detroit; Florence Cooper, '27, ?Hasseltine Bourland, '26, of Lake Lin-
Miami, Fla.; Margaret Cramer, '27, den; and Virginia Spain, '26, of De-
Pidgeap; Magnolia Greilich, '25, Tra- troit. A dinner followed the initia-
verse City. . . tion
Martha Cook building held its an- Delta Zeta entertained with a Hal-
nual Iallowe'en party last week. lowe'en party Friday, Oct. 31. The
The residents appeared at dinner in house was attractively decorated with
masquerade costume. Hallowe'en colors.
Members of Alpha Phi sorority en- The active members of Alpha Chii
tertained over 300 friends at a house- Omega entertained the pledges at a
warming Saturday, Nov. 2, in their formal dance Friday, October 31. Mr.
new home on Hill Street. Sororities, and Mrs. Walter P. Staebler, Mr. and
fraternity presidents, and student Mrs. Maynard Newton, and Miss Wini-
friends were received during the af- fred Ferrin chaperoned. The out-of-
were astoundingly well-wrought wood
cuts, beautifully lacy silhouettes, bril-
liantly colored oils-an ever varying,
constantly amazing display.
None of these things are done for
sale, none for publication. The chil-
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pression to the natural desire for ex-
pression. Their are is an avocation
and can therefore be entirely satis-
fying. The theory upon which the
work was developed might seem sound
enough but no one could ever guess
that the results would be so brilliant,
that untutored instinct could reach to
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