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AiY, JAN17AIV 17, 1926






In South Africk
Vacations In American Homes Give Opportunity For Observations; Aide
"Contrary to the popular impres- Shohara Tells Of Changes in Japainese Women; Says
lion Americans have of the idle South Architecture To Blame

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Women Urged To Support Drive With
100 Per Cent Pledges; Start
Building In 1927

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TO RAISE $400,000

Final arrangements have been made
k for the launching of the life member-
ship campaign for the Women's league
x building which will start immediately
after the opening of the new term.
It has been announced that $400,000
remains to be raised out of the $1,-
000,000 stipulated by the board of
regents of the University as the neces-
sary amount before the league build-
in'g may be started. If the students
respond to the campaign for pledging
life memberships it will be possible to
start the erection of the building by
June of 1927 on the site located on
North University avenue across from
Barbour gymnasium.
=-;F President Clarence Cook Little be-
lieves that the weakest point which
must be faced is thelack of support
by the students. While other col-
leges show a 100 per cent contribu-
tion to their women's building fund
Michigan women have subscribed only
10 per cent of the amount raised.
The largest percent of subscriptions
of women on the campus at any time
since the starting of the venture is
less than 50 per cent.
"Outsiders have raised 90 per cent
of the $600,000 dollars already con-
,ibuted," stated Margaret Nichols, '26,
who is heading the drive. "It is up
to the students who have only con-
tributed 10 per cent of the amount
or $60,000, to. show these outsiders
iat we recognize the need of the
building by subscribing for life mem-
berships in the coming campaign."
Subscription to a ;life mnmbership
Y means the pledging of $50 by the in-
dividual which can be paid in install-
rnents to suit the convenience of the
Of the million dollars which must
be secured before proceeding to build
-.,oue quarter when raised will go for
an endowment fund. When once the
building is attained, this amount will
be set aside for its maintenance and
will do away with the necessity of
going into debt for running expenses.
The. late Mr. Levi Barbour of De-j
troit recognized the need of a wo-
man's building by donating Barbour
Ogymnasium at the time when only
.400 wvomen were at Michigan. Nowl
with an enrollnent of 3,000 women'
students the need of a center for wo-
men's activities becomes even more
A team of 75 women gave been in-
structed to participate in the cam-!
paign which will start Tuesday, Feb.
9 and last until the following Friday.
Preliminary to the campaign proper
a mass meeting of all solicitors will
be held Monday, Feb. 8, immediately
upon the opening of the new term.
Luncheons have been held at the W.,
A. A. tea room during the past week
for the purpose of acquainting the
captains and solicitors with the cam-
paign. Each solicitor on' the team
will be responsible for covering three
league houses and will report for each
individual living there.
Margaret McNally, '26, is assistant
chairman of the drive. Laura Osgood,
'28, will have charge of soliciting wo-'

African, lying under a cocoanut tree
waiting for the cocoanuts to drop
off into his mouth, the people there
are so fast that they are actually a
day ahead of the Americans," said
Pauline Bridgman, '27, whose home is
if Cape Town, South Africa. "It is
Monday night there when it is Mon-!
day morning here," said Miss Bridg-
"Social life is far more extensive
than Ameicans ever imagine, there be-
ing theaters and many other forms
of entertainment. Before girls leave
high school they never appear in so-
i ciety, however, and then their moth-
ers have a coming out party for them.
After this they are allowed to do up
their hair and go in company with
boys. The- South African girl is dif-
ferent from the American girl in
many respects," continued Miss Bridg-
man. She scorns rouge, powder and
dates until after she has finished
high school. Parents do much more
entertaining for their children than
the American parents do, probably be-
cause it can be done so cheaply. One
can get servants for $12 a month and
some of them can be hired for as low
as $2.
"There is no co-education in South
Africa but even though the schools
are segregated, boys and girls have
opportunity to meet each other atl
these social affairs given by theirI
parents as well as by means of ath-1
letics. This perhaps is the main in-'
terest of the South African young peo-l
ple," said Miss Bridgman, "the girlst
contesting against the boys in base-
ball, tennis and other games.'
Miss Bridgman further stated that
she was very much surprised upon
picking up an American newspaper1
for the first time. "The Englishmane
likes his news fed to him gently and'
the American likes to get a thrill thel
minute he picks up the paper. The j'
newspaper in South Africa never hasI
a streamer head and other headlinesI
are very conservative. The whblef
first section of the paper is advertis-
ing and it is not until the reader I
turns to the second section of the pa-1
per that he comes to the news.
Miss Bridgman will leave for hera

Vacations during the holidays
which were arranged for the foreign
students of the University by the A..
A. U. W. under the direction of Mrs.
E. R. Vander Slice of Lansing, af-
forded opportunity for observation of
American family life, and resulted in!
varied comparisons with families of
other countries.
The Japanese, according to Hide
Shohara of Tokyo, would sacrifice
anything to promote family name and
line. "Before the age of marriage the
girls of Japan are allowed as much
freedom as American girls, but if the
parents of the Japanese girls have de-;
sirable young men in mind as suitors
the daughters do not have very much
to say about it.
Life for women in Japan is under-
going a period of transition and every
phase now presents two sides. Jap-
anese architecture, Miss Shohara
says, is responsible for the stay-at-
home Japanese lady. The houses are
built with doors all around which are
opened during the day time so that if
women leave the house it is very easi-
ly robbed. The mode of architecture I
is being revolutionized which, while
spoiling the picturesque beauty of old
Japanese landscapes, is; sufficiently,
practical to warrant the change. "I
hope Japanese women will go out
more now that so many diversions are
being offered at the theaters. Japanese,
women should learn from Americans
how to take care of their homes so
that they will have time to go out forI
activities without straining themselv-
es. As conditions are now the man-!
aging of a middle class home appears
so very complicated to the Japanese
housewife that her whole time is giv-
en to it.'
Difference in the expression of cor-
diality is noticed by Miss Shorhara.
"The Japanese do not seem so press-
home next summer, spending aboutr
five months in New York before sail-
ing. She will sail to Europe where
she is to meet her father and she will
spend a year there before returning
to Africa. She lives in a city with
a population of more than 150,000 in-
habitants not counting colored peo-

ed for time as the Americans. When
we call in our country we just sit and'
talk for hours, while if we pay a visit

in America we must always think
how long we should stay."
Chinese people like to stay at home
more than Americans, Miss Ao Dju, of
Peking, China, has decided after
spending her Christmas vacation in
Russellville, Ind. "I admire Americ-
an families for the way they work,"
she stated. "In China the middle class
families have so many servants that
they attempt very little of the duties
connected with running a house."
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Newberry Hall
All money and pledge cards from
the Y. W. C. A, finance drive must be
in by the first part of the week. Mem-
bers of the teams are asked to bring
them to Newberry hall.
.All women who still have riding
tickets belonging to the Women's lea-
gue are asked to turn them in at the
league office during the next week.
Theta Sigma picture to be taken at
1230 o'clock Monday at Dey's studio.
Mortarboard picture to be taken at
12 o'clock Tuesday at Dey's studio.
men in un-organized league houses.
The rest of the central force includes:
Hazel Huy, '28; Delma Loyer, '28;
Dorothy Scher, '27; Josephine Norton,
'28, Anna Arnold, '27;, Lenore Lone,
'28; and Vera Wrigglesworth, '26.

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WINTER FROCKS $9,75 to $39,50 '
It's January! Feminine hearts long
for new frocks to brighten winter days
and make gayer winter evenings. Then
comes Standard's Annual Clearance of
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