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ANCIENT WONDERS
OF PETRA RELATED
BY BRITISHWMN
Miss, Agnes Conway Tells of
Archeological Remains
Trans Jordan.
NABATAENS OWNED CITY
Great Facades of Petra Carved
on the Sides of Huge Red
Sandstone Ciffs.

UNIVERSITY PUBLICATION' DEVOTED TO NEW DRMITORY ENT
OFFERS INFORMATION FOR USE OF STUDENT APPLICANTS WOMENiSUDENTS
OPEN NEW OFFlCE

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Physical Education

lub Moves

Into Former League Office
in Barbour Gymnasium.
TEA MARKS INNOVATION i
Informal tea marked the open-
ing of the new office of the Wom-
en's Physical Education club ont
the second floor of Barbour gym-
nasium yesterday afternoon. The!
office is situated where the Wom-1
en's League office was formerly,
and will be the headquarters of the
club and of "Progress," a magazinet

NEW SERIES OF INTERCLASS GAMES
OPENS WITH SENIOR TEAM IN LEAD
Wednesday's game between the gan Dames sponsored a bridge par-F
~uniors and seniors marked thej ty of 11 tables in the second lounge
opening of the seconid series of in-, of the League building. First prize
terclass basketball games. At that of the evening was taken by Mrs.
:ime the seniors won their fn--th R. N. Corbitt. The committee in
ame of the season, having sN.r charge was Mrs. Leonard Boddy,
been victor:ous in every game. In Mrs. Katherine Laganke, Mrs. C.
the first series the juniors lost two Kirkbride, Mrs. R. W. Webster, and
games and won only one. The Mrs. Marian Gillespie.
sophomore team came through
with two victories and one defeat,
The next interclass games will. -
take place on next Tuesday. Feb-
ruary 25, when the seniors will play
the sophomores at four o'clock and
the juniors will meet the freshmen
at five o'clock.
Margaret Ohlson, '30, basketball
manager, has announced the bas-
ketball banquet to take place on
Thursday. March 6th. Everyone in-

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"Petra, the ancient city of the,
Nabetaeans, in Trans Jordan is
situated along a dry river bed in
the greatest mountain area within
hundreds of miles," stated Mis~s
Agnes Ethel Conway, of Cambridge,
England in her university lecture
given yesterday afternoon in Na-
tural Science auditorium under
the auspices of the local A. A. U.
W.
"The main entrance to the city is
by a narrow path between two high
cliffs. The crack through which
this entrance runs ends suddenly
and the great facade of the royal
tomb of Dushara, the local god of
the Nabataens, confronts one upon
entering. It is of a striking archi-'
tecture, common to these ancient:
peoples, and is carved out of the
deep red sandstones of 'the area."
continued Miss Conway, while
speaking on "Fi'ft Exc'vations 'in
Petra.
"Bounded on three sides by
rather high peaks, the Nabataeans
constructed a '-geat Wall on the
fourth side to protect their city.
It was the custom of these peoples1
to dump their rubbish just over,
this city wall;" said the speaker,
"and it was in these, rubbish piles
that we found manyperfect speci-
mens of well shaped pottery. This
pottery was of too fine workman-
ship to have been made by Arabs
and so it is that we are puzzled asI
to the identity of these mysterious
Nabataeans who were at one timeI
strong enough to be a menace to
Rome. Trajan captured Petra inl
106 A.D. and it became the capital
of the southernmost province of
the great Roman Empire."
In telling of Petra itself Miss1
Conway explained the wonders ,of
the many great facades which were,
peculiarly carved from the top
downwards. Gigantic rooms of1
great heights are carved out of the
a snnctn in b ek f 01h fanio d

Mosher-Jordan.

One of the most recent of the Of-
ficial Publications of the University
is the catalogue describing the '
Mosher-Jordan hall now under
construction on Observatory street.
'he booklet is fully illustrated and
contains a complete description of
the building, its equipment, and'
the means by which rooms may be
applied for. It also contains a floor
plan of all five floors of the build-
ing.
Mosher-Jordan halls will be
complete and ready for occupancy
at the opening of the first semes-
ter of 1930-1931, and will accommo-
date 450 students. The location of
'the building is particularly advan-
tageous in that it is not more than
six minutes' walk from the cam-
pus. It is adjacent to the Women's
Athletic field with its facilities for
tennis, archery, and all sports.
Hall 1s Clllegiate Gothic.
The architecture of the building
is an . adaptation of collegiate
Gothic, carried out In Colonial face
,brick :with trimming of Indiana
1 limestone. Along the slope to the
athletic field a sunken garden and
terraces are planned. The building
is of absolutelyfireproof construc-
tion, five stories high, and planned
in two wings or units identical in
JUNIOR PLAY REHEARSALS
Saturday, Feb. 22:
10:30-11:30, chorus H, commit-
tee room.
10:30-11:30, chorus B, garden
room.
11:30-12:30, chorus E (2),
committee room.
11:30-12:30, chorus G, garden
room.
2:00-3:00, chorus F, committee

arrangement. The north wing isr
Mosher hall, the south wing Jordan<
hall.
The first floor includes four din-
ing rooms opening on the terrace1
with a view across the athletic ,
field. Storage and service rooms
occupy the other side of the build-
ing, a few students' rooms beings
located at the end of the south
wing designed particularly for
graduate students.hDue to the
slope of the land these rooms are;
well above the ground level.
Small Stage is Arranged.
The second floor, on a level with
Observatory street and entered by
two bridges spanning the'sunken
gardens,, includes small ~reception┬▒
rooms, the main lobbies containing
mail and information desks and
elevators, four living rooms, en-
closed porches the directors' suites,
and students' i.ooms. The first and
more formal of the living roomus is,
two steps lower 'thar the entrance
floor so that the room intervening
between ,it' and the' lobby forms a
miniature' stage' for - small dramatic
productions , and recitals. At the
far end of the room is a large fire-!
place, and along the west side are
book nooks and French doors op-
ening out on the enclosed porches.
The third, fourth, and fifth
floors are devoted to students'l
rooms. Acoustical plaster has been
used in 'all the- corridors as' well as
in the living rooms and dining
rooms to deaden the noise, and!
linoleum has been used on the}
floors to insure greater quiet. There!
are sun rooms on each floor, and
guest rooms make possible the en-
tertaining of overnight guests.,
! Sewing rooms and kitchenettes
with ironing equipment are found
on each of the upper floors. Laun-,

which is published by the organiza- terested in basketball is invited to
dries for student use are providedI tion. attend.ETickets are obtainable
on the ground floor. Besides the members of the 1from Elizabeth Hatch, '13lEd, or
Miss Inez Bozorth is Director. Physical Educationfaculty from the managers t'f each class
One director, Miss Inez ozorth y team, namely, Francis Sackett, '30,!
n dihretoth n d club, the guests were Mrs. Bell, mo- Helen Moore, '31Ed, Betty Loudon,
is in charge of the entire dormi-
tory. She will be assisted by an as- ther of Dr. Margaret Bell, Miss I .32, and Louise Peterson, '33Ed. I
sistant director, who is a graduate Lindsay and Miss Parker of the Entertainment-Page 5
daetician in charge of the food de- Physical Education department of On Thursday night, the Michi-
partment, and four social assist- Michigan State College, Lansing,
The charge for board is $7 a weekand Miss Varday, of the Home Eco- Rugs Given to League
payable monthly in advance, and nomics department of the same by Chinese Graduates'
teroom rent is $105 per person for college.
the room sperm eronr The predominating color in the Dr. Hsu H. Ting, who is doing
$115 fora single room per seme-n furnishings of the office is blue, research work in pediatrics in the
ter. Applications r residence i which is brought out in the couch, University, recently presented two
Mosher-Jordan halls may be made the rug, and the cretonnedrapes. Chinese rugs to the Women'e
now on a form supplied at the of- The room also contains a tea table League building. The rugs are a
fice of Advisers of Women. a set, whichEaccording to' gift from Chinese women gradu-
liceoAdviersofWomen Frances Bielby, '30Ed, are to be ! ates of Michigan now in China.
used by groups who will study or The two rugs, which have a buff
Women to Have Skating work in the office. 'background with vari-colored dec-
Carnival at Coliseum IThe Physical Education club is orations, have been placed in the
I made up of Women in the School of lobby of the Lydia Mendenssohn:
All women on campus are in- Physical Education, and member- theater.
carni-ship is open to anyone who quali- I These same women have already
vited to attend the skating r ies as such. The purpose of the presented the League building
val which is being conducted by organization is to develop a group I with a Manchu robe over 100 years
the Women's Athletic association spirit of unity among the new and I old. This robe has been made into
from 2:30 to 5 o'clock on Wednes- old members of the school, and the 1 two pieces which have been framed
day Feruay 2, a th Coisem.main activity is sponsoring social and hung on the landing of the
day, February 26, at the Coliseum. events and assemblies where all the j main stairway of the League build-'
There will be a program of races members can come together. ing.
and less formal contests for skaters-
of all degrees, including figure
I skating, speed races, and an ob-
I stacle race. These contests:;will be
conducted . by classes, individual l
pointsbeing added together to DrSC C C alC2oRY
1 form a class total.
} Refreshthents of hot dogs and
coffee will be provided for every-ARE
I one, according to Dorothy Els- UE
y worth, '32, who is in charge of the:
I carnival. Marjory Elsworth, '32,
has acted as chairman of plans, I
. and has drawn up the schedule of .+ IN
races.

Brighten Up Your
Overcoat
Is the general cry for a nice
gloomy March day. We don't
know anything that so cheers
the costume and s'irits* as the
brightening, flattering touc of
a gay advance S'ring Hat at
this time of year.
Economicilly priced at
$5
Whatever you choose here
you'll know is springy and new.
221 SOUTH MAIN
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emiences
JSEFUL YET
EXPENSIVE

usnl o nnacK L Io the aca es room.
to form the king's palace or other 3:00-4:00, chorus D, committee15
pretentious houses. Remnants of 3c room. .
Paintings on the inner walls of Monday, Feb. 24:
these caves add tao the decoration_ 3:30-4:30, chorus G, garden
and are evidences of the great room.'
wealth of thl Nabataeans, of whom 3:30-4:30, chorus E, Cave.
we have reference from the writ- 3:30-4:30, chorus F, ball room.
ings of classical authors." Miss 4:30-5:30, chorus A, garden
Conway illustrated her lecture with room.
pictures which she had taken whlie' 4:30-5:30, chorus C, Cave j
the only woman member of the re- 4:3045:30; chorus H, ball
cent expedition to Petra which was room.
under the direction of George, 7:30, Cast, Act II, Lounge 2. ; .
Horsefield, director of antiquities 7:30-8'30, chorus B, commit-
of Trans Jordan, and financed by l tee room.
Mr. Henry Morton, M. P. 7:30-8:30, chorus D, Cave.
7:30-8:30, chorus E (2), ball -
In Greece and Rome the lamp room:
made its first appearance at a fair- _ __r-
ly early date. It was a hollow dish,w
round or oval in shape, with a TYPEWVRITING
handle at one end and a spout for and
the wick at the other. It was made wIMEOGRAPHING
of baked earth or metal, and the A specialty for ,
wick was made of tow or cloth. twenty years.
These lamps, which were used Promptysers:e.Eprine p
chiefly by students and teachers, aos svice.r e rned p-
are the traditional lamps of learn-
ing to which reference is frequently 0. D. MORRILL ...
made. 314 South State St. Phone 6615
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Gorgeou s
FUR SCARFS _ You are invited to our
. and -+-1
CSSprimg Fashion '
CHOKERS
':::to complete yourv
Ensemble ;fl
u Saturday Afternoon from 2:30 to 3:30
Nothing so smart, so flattering, as a Fox furpiece
to add the final touch.. We offer special values Living models, music and economical fashion
in high grade furs in all the newest colors: s
FC ror oOnly 16.75 Dresses will be Shown
Finn Clearance on Fur Coats
59 to choose from -r
at V2 Price 'Our buyers have just returned from New York with these .
Ad t eyllovely new creations.
A small deposit will reserve your selection_

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Waffle Iron $595
Waffles-light, crisp, golden, and
served piping hot -are a delightful
treat that the family looks forward to.

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Electric Clock $975 and up
One of the most useful of house-
hold appliances is the electric
clock. The electric clock is a
modern timekeeper-it needs no
winding, no attention. You sim-
ply plug it into an electric outlet
and it keeps accurate time, faith-
fully and automatically. Enjoy
this new convenience--install
an electric clock in your home.
These appliances are reason-
ably priced, yet carry the un-
conditional Detroit Edison
guarantee.

There are. many delicious kinds-choco-
late wades, gingerbread waffles, or spiced
waffles-all are at their best when made
with an electric wa"e iron. This nickel
plated iron makes wares in two minutes,
right at the table at your elbow, without
grease or smoke.
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Electric Percolator $450
Once you have known the convenience of an
electric percolator, you will never be with-
out one. Plug in the connection-and in a
few minutes you hear the bubbling of hot,
richly flavored coffee, right at your elbow.
This 7-cup electric percolator is aluminum
panelled and an attractive addition to your
table. Simple in construction and operation,
it is easily and quickly cleaned. A safety fuse
protects it against injury when the perco-
lator is started without water or boils dry.
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