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How The Faculty Women's Club
During Its Four Years

By Liiis K. Wagner .
The founding of the Faculty's Wom-
en's club in 1921, in Ann Arbor, es-
tablished a means of social contact
among the wivesofsthe faculty mem-
bers of the University and afforded
them opportunities for meeting the
women whose husbands were connect-
ed with the various departments.
Since the. founding, new sections
have sprung up within the club it-
self, which have supplied the mem-
bers ,with many activities. These neNN
branches have broadened thescope
of the interests of the members and
allowed for participation in, special-
ized fields cf activities.
The club first met in October, 1921,
at the suggestion of Mrs. M. L. Bur-
ton. Wives of the deans, the adminis-
tration officers, and of the faculty
members of the rank of instructor and
above, and women members of the
faculty ,were invited to attend the
first meeting, at which a committee
was appointed to draw up a constitu-
tion, and nominate officers for the
club. The organization was to be
similar to the one at the University
of Minnesota, of which Mrs. Burton
had been a member. On December
10, 1921, the constitution was accepted
and the following officers elected:
president, Mrs. M. L. Burton; vice-
president, Mrs. H. M. Bates; secretary,
Mrs. Emil Lorch; treasurer, Mrs.
Franklin Shull. The chairmen ,of the
four standing committees were as fol-
lows social, committee, Mrs. E. D.
Dickinson; house committee, Mrs.
Edson Sunderland; program commit-
tee, Mrs. Bradley Davis; refreshment
committee, Mrs. Peter Field. Meet-
ings were held .every month, either
in the home of Mrs. Burton, or at
such places as the ~Wichigan Union.
'During the first year, four sections
were formed in the club. The athletic
section was divided into various parts,
according to the sport indulged in,
These were the tennis, hiking, swim--#
ming, and gymnasium committees,I
with Mrs. R. H. Curtiss as general
chairman. Hikes were taken almostI
every week during the spring, and I
tea was served after each hike. I
The members of the club who werej
interested in. dramatics formed two
sections of play reading. One sec-;
tion met on Monday evenings and the
other on Tuesday afternoons. Mrs. U.
B. Phillips was general chairman.
The nursery section was the fourth
one formed during the first year.
Mothers of children from two to seven
years of age met once a month, and
an -authority on some phase of child
care and development spoke at the
meetings. Discugsions followed the
talks. A (lay nursery for the chil-
iren was held on the second floor of
the clubhouse, when that was estab-
lished in the spring of 1923. The chil-
dren could be left there every after-
noon. Stories were told by the mem-
ber in charge for the afternoon, andl
"tea" was served. Toys and games

;upplied further diversion. Mrs. A. H.
.loyd was chairman.
In March 1923, the clubhouse was
}pened to the members.HThis was
ormor'ly the University Health Ser-
vice at 226 South Ingells street. When
the health service quarters were
moved to its present location, the
women undertook the remodeling and
decoration of the llouse for the clubf
ourposes. The second floor was used
for the day nursery, with the excep-
ion of the studio room, which was
'ised, by the art section when it was
formed during the second year of the
club's existence. The downstairs con-
sisted of a large cloakrgomn rest
room, card room. tea room and kitch-
en. These rooms were so arranged
and joined that they could use for
large meetings -and teas. The fur-
niture was given by the members of
the club. All the work in redecorat-
ing was done by the women. The in-
terior was harmonious, restful and
attractive. Cretonne drapes weref
hung at all the windows. The chair
.backs and seats, had bright slips on
them. Pillows were arranged on the
davenport. Books, magazines, cards,
victrola and records, and ,a piano
were supplied for the recreation of the
members. The dishes harmonized
with color scheme of the tea room.
Leon Makielski. of the college of ar-
chitecture lent many of his canvasses
for placing on the walls. Mrs. Emil
Lorch was active in the remodeling
of tire clubhouse.
The art, music, and garden sections
were organized during the second
year. The members of the art sec-
tion are interested in every form of
hand craft. Sketching, modeling, and
wood blocking are among these crafts.
Many phases of music are studied by
the members of the music section
The interest is not confined to voice,
but includes piano and instruments.
i\senibers of the garden section meet
duri:ig the flowering seasons and visit
the gardens of various people. Dur-
ing the winter months, talks are given
at their meetings on different species
of 1owej s and their habits. Indoor
growing of flowers is another phase
of their interest.
In the fall of 1924, a bride's section
was formed, for those who had been
married less than a year. This sec-
tion is not represented in the board
meetings, as less than ten members
are enrolled in it.
In the fall of the year, a reception
is given to welcome the new members
to the c ub. The new members stand
in line with the president. Every
inonth general meetings are held, at
which a special ?rogram is given. The
various sections meet every two or
three weeks. At the monthly meet-
ings, special programs are given by
the sections at different times. The
Tuesday afternoon dramatic section,
the music section and the art section
have given programs during the past
year. During the fall months, a large

sity branch. The house was donated
H aS Grow n '; ,e -cu-ortisue.Tedown
sairs remains essentially the same
as before the remodelling for the
school. The meeting and activities
f Existence Here are cIrried on in the rooms as pre-
viously. Few of the other clubs for
bridge party is usually given for the faculty wives at other universities
members and guests. The annual have clubhouses of their own.
meeting takes the form of a luncheon The present officers of the club are:
in May. The meetings of the sections president, Mrs. M. L. Burton; vice-l
are often open to the whole club. The president, Mrs. Shirley Smith; secre-.
Monday evening dramatic section en- tary, Mrs. Arthur Wood; treasurer,l
tertained for the Tuesday afternoon Mrs. Orlan -Boston. Chairmen of the
dramatic section in March. standing committees are; house, Mrs.-
I The club house is now being used D. Td. Bronk; refreshment, Mrs. Hught
by the Merrill-Palmer School of De- Iheeler; program, Mrs. Evans Hol-
troit for the hiousing 1' its Univer- iorook; social, Mrs. W. P. Smeaton.
Miss Palmer Of Florida Chosen As The Queen

Giving "It" Its Just Due


love they bore our sex; inspired to
feign ignorance that I might suc-
i eedl? Thee was one; he wore ' a
shiny coat but there was mischief in
his eyes. He sought diligently for a
mistake in my work and one day in

By Ruth Rosenthal mur they were silent. Some had been j teureek room he fouit. ureatut
It was the.little insignificant two my classmates in High School." blunder! I had failed! Now women
letter word "if" that really opened the This i~s Alice Boise 'Wood's story of would never be admitted to the uni-
barred doors of the University of her first class at the great University versity. Did I fail? Have you noticed
Michigan to women. "If" Vassar col- where there were only men. From any women there?"
lege for women only had not had a that day on she struggled hard to keep In 1869 the friends of co-education
very poor department of Greek in its up the pace. 11er love for her Greek >I ed1andfindefaco-eduatiyn
early ays, Alice Boise Wood, daugh overcame whatever fear and timidity prevailed and in the fal of that year
tearlyfdayslcRoisenWodethdahereenwomen were officially recognized in
ter of James Robinson Boise, then a the uresence of so imany hostile m the classrooms of Michigan.. Alice
professor at Michigan, m-ight have inspired. Her reward came when' os odhdc'uaeul ae
lbeen sent to Vassar and women's Mrs. JoHn Lawrence of Ann Arbor the Way and ihaspite oeers to pro
presence in classrooms here may have called her "The Entering Wedge from
been forever barred, certainly long 1Women." It gave the only woman pective women entrants to stay at
deferred. student at the University, who even temen enter u nte an
Alice Boise Wood tells of her first then attended without authorization, continuedto enter until their pres-
attendance of classes at the Univer- the courage to go on. ence at the university no longer seem
sity in a contribution to the women's Very few of tie professors approved ed odd, or their recitations in the
issue of the 189j6 Inlander. "The story of women in the university. The ques- classrooms unusual.
I have to tell you is a simple one" tion was much discussed by students,
says Alice Wood, "it is that of a instructors, newspapers and even the Lincoln MacVeagh: The Dial Press,
young girl who loved Greek, who pur- State Legislature. Alice Wood studied announces the publication of another
sued her study into forbidden do- Horace and Livy, and studied hard. "find" worthy to rank with Cress-
mains; and about whose quiet path Professors who had at first doubted well's "Journal" and Burrough's
hurtled the throbbing questions of a came to look to the one woman in the "Memoirs" in "From a Pitman's Note
restless age. I remember vividly an class to solve the knottiest problems. Book" by Roger Dataller, a coal miner
event which occurred at the close of Alice Wood questions on one occasion, himself, and the descendant of genera-
our last public Greek examnination in "Were these noble classmates for the tions of coal miners.
the high school in June, 1866. Our
teacher Prof. Lawton stood near his IgIINglldl|ll11:1111111tl11t11111 1 I 1 I1111!I I
desk; at the right stood Dr. Haven
president of the University of Midhi-e =
gan, at his left my father; before w
him Dr. Havens son andm fatfather's
one hand on the shoulder of young
Haven and one upon me; and gazing
earnestly at Dr. Haven said in im-
Iassioned tones, "And your son can !=Specially prepared Barbecue is served
o but my daughter cannot." at the Barbecue Inn.It's good and sat-
When in September I went to col-arg
lege, where no women's foot was isfying-Stop by and try one of our
known, for my first freshman recita- l
tion, I stole hurriedly from the back Sandwiches. I
door of our home. I ran down the
path and hillside trembling in alarm.-
In a little room beside my father's
classroom I left my hat and shawl; The Barbecue Inn
then waited, with emotions never to
be forgotten, for the roA, of the ad-
vancing tread of my dreaded class-4uP- W
mates. Would they howl and hiss as2 44 South State Phone 2948-W
men had howled and hissed Jex Blake
at Edinburgh? The door opened..-
'hey entered. Save for a little mnr-

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Easter fferings : --

A "peach" is queen of the second annual fruit festival at Miami, Fla.
She is Miss Harvey Mae Palmer of Homestead, Fla.

It pays to come down town, pays in the large variety to select from, pays in
the 'quality standards maintained here, pays in the 'lower prices because of
the larger volume of sales.

N iH



o take home-
Every girl's wardrobe must contain a few of
these distinctly collegiate touches, else how
will the home folks know she's away to
school ?

9:30 to 1:00

4:00 to 9:30

Sport a $Coats $29 m 0 to $4
Chic SilkGowes$10
New Slickers $~,0--

Owr New York buyer picked up for us a smuall lot of tine Euuneble
Suits in the new shades. No two alike. All crepe lined find. dresses
"ad embroidered, which wp offer at $16 to $ia under price.
The leading maker of Sport Coats in New York sold us his sanples,
-high class garments of which no more of these beautiful cloths
could be obtained. Exclusive styles.
Sixty-seven new Silk Gowns are placed on sale this week at this
very attracmtive rice. Afternoon and dancing frogJs in :crepes and
prints. Value everywhere, $2v.
Slickers in the popular yellow and other colors. You'll want one
when you see them. Better grades if you want them.



Complete Strck of Groceries
College Grocery
516 E. William Phone 686-J

Sport Jackets
Extremely sportsy and yet ex-
ceedingly practical are these
individual jackets. In the most
beautiful color shades obtain-
able, they are only $6.75.



118 Main Street
The Shop of Satisfaction






112 East Liberty St.
Whittall Rugs

are excepti
mestic rugs'
They areI
' . reasonablyp
in 6x9 size.
We know the
-. - _them for year


beautiful do-

of oriental design.
honestly made and
priced. For example
c Wilton sells at $68


fancy weaves and colors at $1

.25 up.

Sport.Hose to Match
Smart beyond words is this harmonizing com-
bination of jacket and hose. And so sensible
for these early Spring days. In varieties of


Novelty Handkerchiefs

Milk is not a beverage

. . . .


Where but in a college town
could such a delightfully dif-
ferent assortment of dainty
handkerchiefs as this be found?
They are here in an endless
variety of irresistibly unusual
shapes and styles.

It is the best


food. "Just Jersey" milk

is the cheapest

form of animal food, for the 'money, that a householder can buy.


from your grocer or call

se rugs. We've handled
rs. They are good rugs!

I T hp fnkinnae



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