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Betsy Barbour
Holds Dinner
For Ruthvens
Dining Room Decorated
To Simulate Shipboard;
Faculty Members There
A nautical air pervaded Betsy Bar-
bour house last night when the dor-.
mitory's rooms were dressed up with
steamship-like fittings for a cap-
tain's dinner honoring President and
Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven who sail
for Egypt on Dec. 12 aboard the S. S.
A gangplank was constructed be-
tween the parlor and the dining
room which guests had to walk on
their way to dinner. Steamer tickets
were used as place cards and a good-
luck ship in the center of the cap-
tain's table wished the travelers "bon
voyage." The waitresses wore sailor's
costumes and the guests were called
to dinner by Jean Gourlay, '37, who
sounded the mess call.
Black and white candles lighted
the dining room and white roses,
myriads of gayly-colored balloons
and paper hats completed the deco-
rations. Dessert, ice-cream molded
in the form of a ship, added to the
sea-going atmosphere.
Among the members of the fac-
ulty and townspeople who attended
the affair honoring the Ruthvens
were: Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Bruce, Prof.
and. Mrs. C.. S. Yoakum, Shirley
Smith, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Earhart,
Prof. and Mrs. J. S. Reeves, Prof.
and Mrs. Everett Brown, Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Inglis, Mr. and Mrs. O. E.
Hunt, and Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Viviani Vischer, '35, arranged the
details, assisted by Lucille Root, '34,
house president, and Sue Mahler,
'35, social chairman.
Women To Have Special
Feature In New Gargoyle
Women are to have an exclusive
and undisputed spot in the new Gar-
goyle. The two page feature, "Soph-
isticated Lady," is a new venture in
the way of women's fashion columns,
according to Tom Powers, editor of
the, Gargoyle, in that the purpose is
to deal wholly with the needs of uni-
versity women, and more specifically
with that of this particular campus.
With that idea in mind material
for the' column will be gathered from
observations around the campus and
at the various dances, Powers said.
In order to bring the column even
more directly to the students photo
graphs illustrating the article will
be made of women on campus model-
ing costumes from local shops. Nancy,
Olds, '37, and Marian Donaldson, '37,1
will be photographed for the Novem-
ber issue.
"Sophisticated Lady" is being writ-
ten by Carol Hanan, '34. In discuss-
ing the coming number Miss Hanan
stated, "I intend to talk about a1
custom exclusive to the women on
the campus, and one that is rapidly
turning into a tradition that has
heretofore been neglected."
A pamphlet. on college etiquette,E
sponsored by Kappa Omicron Phi,
honorary home economics society, is
to go on sale soon at Marshall Col-a
lege. .

College Audiences
Hold No Fears For
Miss Blanche Ring
College towns and student audiences
are no novelty to Blanche Ring, vet-
eran musical comedy star who is tak-
ing the part of Carlotta Vance in
Robert Henderson's stage production
of "Dinner at Eight" running this
week at the Majestic Theatre.
Not only has. she played in Ann
Arbor three times previously, in
"Yankee Girl," "Wall Street Girl,"
and "Claudia Smiles," but she was
for years a favorite with Harvard
students. Whenever she .was playing
Boston the first three rows of the
theatre were regularly reserved for
Harvard students who called them-
selves her "Angel Choir" and reg-
ulai'ly sent her a bunch of American
Beauty roses. Miss Ring said in an
interview yesterday that even now
as she is traveling around the coun-
try she occasionally receives a bunch
of roses before a performance signed,
"From one of your Angel Choir."
Miss Ring was the first actress in
America with whom the audience
joined in on the chorus of a song.
When she sang "In the Good Old
Summer Time" in "The Defender"
the tune was so catchy that before
she finished the whole house was
singing with her.
Miss Ring, whose favorite expres-
sion is "lousy" -pronounced "la" as
in laugh, and "ow" as in how - and
who likes to entertain at home be-
cause she can "take down her hair
and call a spade a dirty shovel," is
going to take a local girl named Or-
phan Annie with her when she leaves
town. Orphan Annie is the little black
Peke with the crumpled leg which she
carries on the stage with her and will,
Miss Ring hopes, take the placeof
her other Peke, Mussolini, who died
two years ago.
Last night over a nation-wide radio
broadcast on a program with Fred
Stone, Will Rogers, and McIntyre &
Heath, Miss Ring sang "With Rings
on Her Fingers," another song which
she made famous. Miss Ring, who
broadcast her part of the program
from the University studios, will sing
this song as a curtain call after the
last act of "Dinner at Eight" for the
remainder of the week.
Sophomore Cabaret
To Use Old Music
In 1910 American dance music was
revolutionized by the ragtime. Old
sentimental polkas gave way to the
new ideas of wild jazz, which, with
the mellowing influence of age, has
developed into our modern, languor-
ous music. That was just 23 years
ago, and yet when the entertainment
committee of Sophomore Cabaret
tried to find some pieces written dur-
ing that period for their choruses
they found it almost impossible.
Organized attic hunts for such
pieces proved fruitless. All seemed
lost until Mrs. Leo Burns, 2118 Charl-
ton St., appeared. Mrs. Burns, who
was in the Junior Girls Play in 1922,
had a collection given to her by a
friend of almost all the popular music
of this period. In it were most of the
songs the Sophomore Cabaret want-
ed, including the Yankee Consul,
which will be the opening number.
However, they still are hunting for
numbers and would appreciate any

Senior Society
Initiates Eight
New Members
Dean Lloyd And Others
Give Talks At Ceremony;
Alumnae Fetes Actives
Senior Society, honorary society
for senior independent women, held
formal initiation for eight. women at
8:30 p. m. Monday in the League
Women honored were: Barbara
Andrews, Margaret Arnold, Gladysl
M. Dinkel, Elizabeth Griffith, Lucille
Lucas, Frances Rorick, Rose Shon,
and Charlotte Simpson. Elections are
based on scholarship, and dormitory
and campus activities.
The initiation was presided over
by Charlotte Johnson, president. Ac-
tive members are Sally Place, vice-
president, Mary Helen McIntosh, sec-
retary, Lucille Root, treasurer, Ada
Blackman, Donna Becker, Sally
Bloom, Lenore LaGendre, Helen
Clarke, and Marabel Smith.
Dean Alice Lloyd, Miss Ethel A.
McCormick, and Miss Marie Hartwig
were present at the ceremony, each
one making a short talk.
Senior Society was founded in 1906
by Myra B. Jordan, former dean of
women, the purpose being to pro-
mote friendship and sociability
among senior women. Thus far this
year, the group have helped Miss
McCormick with the Freshman Par-
ley, and with the Ann Arbor Bridge
Tournament at the League.
Monday night at the Women's
Athletic Building, the alumnae will
entertain the active members.
here To Go
Lecture: Edna St. Vincent Millay
at Hill Auditorium at 8 p. m.
Motion Pictures: Michigan, "Night
Flight" with Clark Gable and John
Barrymore; Whitney, "Justice Takes
a Holiday" with H. B. Warner, and
"Tangled Fortunes."
Stage: "Dinner at Eight" with
Blanche Ring at Majestic Theatre.
Dancing: League Grill Room, Hut,
Den, Dixie Inn, Joe Parker's, Prek-
etes, 316 Cafe.
Orgau Recital: Palmer Christian
in Hill Auditorium at 4:15 p. m.
Miss Fanny Hamilton, Ann Arbor,
was married Thursday, November 9,
to Ronald Hanson, Traverse City.

Stunt Night Will Be
Held Again Tonight,
The third of the League Stunt
Nights will be held tonight in the
Grill Room with'the program con-
sisting, as before, of numbers of
campus notables in the field of en-
tertainment, Miss Ethel McCormick,
social director of the League an-
Further volunteers for the acts can
still apply to Grace Mayer, '34, pres-
ident of the League. Dance and song
numbers are in particular demand,
but anything in the nature of an
amateur floor show will be accepted:
since the purpose of having the eve-
ning set aside for this feature is to
create the spirit of friendliness that
exists at amateur entertainments, it I
was- said.
Al Cowan and his orchestra will
play for dancing, which will begin at!
8 p. m.

Martha Cook To Honor
Edna S1. Vincent Millay
Martha Cook will entertain Edna
St. Vincent Millay tonight, and
Mosher-Jordan will hold its monthly
tea dance tomorrow afternoon.
Mosher-Jordan will give a tea
dance from 4 to 6 p. m. Thursday,
for residents and their guests. Max
Gail will play.
Martha Bowen, '34, Marion Brooke,
'35, and Phyllis Whiteley, '36, are in
charge of the arrangements.
Mosher-Jordan will hold open
house Saturday after the game. Janet
Wray, '35, and Nancy Sheppard, '35,
will pour.
Martha Cook
Edna St. Vincent Millay and her
husband, Mr. Eugene J. Boissevain,
will be guests of Martha Cook dur-
ing their brief stay in Ann Arbor
They are arriving early this after-
noon, and they will remain prob-
ably until early Thursday morning.

Mid-week Activities Del Toro Will Speak At
Keep 'Hoses Busy La Sociedad Hispanica
Prof. Julio del Toro of the Span-
Many houses on campus are very ish department will discuss the pres-
active this week, some have pledged ent political situation in Cuba, with
new members while others are hon- special regard to students, at the
oring pledges at exchange teas. regular meeting of La Sociedad His-
Alpha Gamma Delta panica at 7:30 p. m. today in the
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority an- League.
nounces the pledging of Virginia Professor del Toro was elected last
Gwinner, '37, Ann Arbor. year as president of the National
Alpha Omicron Pi Federation of Modern Language
Pauline E. Woodward,' '35, is ar- Teachers, central, west, and south,
ranging a tea for pledges Sunday. and is a member of the Cuban Acad-
Decorations will consist of autumn emy of Arts. He is a native of Cuba.
flowers and tapers.
Kappa Delta lows: Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Rice, De-
Kappa Delta sorority held a tea troit; Dix Humphrey, Grosse Pointe.
yesterday in honor of pledges. Baby Theta Phi Alpha
chrysanthemums and tapers deco- Theta Phi Alpha recently enter-
rated the tea table Where Edna Dal- tained the Rev. Father Allen J. Bab-
by, '34, 'poured. cock, Rev. Father Thomas R. Carey,
Sigma Phi Rev. Father John Lynch at dinner.
Sigma Phi alumni 'who spent the Mary O'Neill, '36, was in charge of
week-end' in Ann Arbor are as fdl- arrangements.

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