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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Will Try A gain Foir Wo men's Re fueling Record

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Dinners Keep
Houses B us y

Vaction Plans AnnoimWi
y Students; Manr Hl
Pedging Ceremonies
What with Christmas dinners
pledging before vacation, holida3
trips, and meetings planned for va-
cation,, various members of campu
sororities and fraternities have hac
a busy week.
Kappa Alpha Theta
The members of Kappa Alpha
Theta sorority entertained Mrs. Ida
Wheat and Mrs. Clements Wheat
Ann Arbor, at dinner Wednesday
night.
Phi Sigma Sigma
Rowena Goldstein, '35, of the Phi
Sigma Sigma sorority, plans to at-
tend the sorority convention in New
York. City as chapter representative
duing the holidays.
Sigma Chi
Though it won't be in Ann A-
bor, the members of Sigma Chi fra-
ternity are planning a get-together
during the holidays and have already
reserved a table at the Detroit Golf
Club for their meeting.
Theta Xi
Theta X fraternity entertained
last night with its traditional Christ-
mas dinner. Many members of the
faculty and alumni were present. Af-
ter the dinner appropriate gifts were
presented to all, Richard Gerkens-
meyer, '35, was in charge of ar-
rangements..
Zeta Tau Alpha
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority announces
the pledging of Janet Kappler, '36,
Pentwater. Last night a Christmas
party was held for the pledges and
actives at the chapter house.
NeW Members'
Entertain With
Stunt Program
Several new members were added
to the weekly Stunt light perform-
ances Wednesday night. None of the
performers had appeared on the pro-
gram before.
Francis Hutzel, was the first in the
evening's entertainment. He played
three selections on the xylophone;
they were "Intermezzo Russe", "Flap-
perette" and "The Talk of the Town."
Jane Schneider, '35, was the first
of the three singers to appear. Miss
Schneider sang, "You're Going To
Lose Your Gal".
John Deo, '34, president of the
senior class, followed Miss Schneider
on the program with, "My Gal Sal".
He was accompanied by Robert Van-
der Kloot '35, playing the guitar.
Gardner Smith concluded the en-
tertainment singing "This Is Ro-
mance."
Creighton Coleman, '37L, acting as
master of ceremonies introduced Miss
Ethel McCormic who is sponsoring
Stunt Night, and Russell McCracken.
He announced that the League would
try to put on another Stunt Night
on the Wednesday that we return to
school. "If the flood lights are on in
front of the League, then you will
know that Stunt Night is going on,"
Coleman said,
W yern Group,
Chairmen Tell
Of Its Success
Chairmen of the Wyvern-sponsored
freshman activity units for women,
reported the advancements of their
groups at a Wyvern meeting yester-
day. The reports show the junior
women's honor society plan of or-

ganizing first-year women in activity
groups very successful.
The dramatics group composed of
women who wish to get into cam-
pus play circles as soon as they are
eligible, are planning to. write a play
over the holidays, said Kathleen Car-
penter, chairman. The play will '
probably be in the fantastic style,
and it is hoped that there will be sev-
eral musical numbers or features in
it. In that case the Freshman Wo-
men's Glee Club would assist. The
glee club is under the management
of Maxine Maynard, president of Wy-
vein and chairman of the music,
section.
The publications group will meet
the second week after the resump-
tion of school and will hear talks by
men and women prominent on cam-
pus publications, announced Marie
Murphy, chairman. The athletics
group is planning a sleigh ride and'
will participate in other winter
sports, said Billie Grifliths, presi-
dent of W.A.A., chairman.
DUKE UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINNE

-Associated Press Photo
Viola Gentry (left) and'Francis Marsalis, forced down at Miami,
Fla., in their first attempt to set a refueling endurance airplane record
for women, said they would try again in an effort to break the present
rcecord: of eight days and four hours.
Fencing Gains Added interest;
Shows Rmntic Art Popular

By JOSEPHINE McLEAN
On guard! With agile wrist move-
nents, Sir John parries Lord Bridge-
water's thrust forcing him to retard.
Engaged en quatre my Lord carries
his hand too low, and Sir John with
the speed of an experienced fencer,
drives a straight line lunge to his op-
ponent's heart. My Lord gasps, drops
his sword and falls in a heap. Pretty
Lucrece wails despairingly in her
father's m a n o r when the news
eaches her, for she loved Lord
Bridgewater all the time.
Even if such drastic measures of
defending one's honor and winning a
wife have been prohibited by law, in-
terest in fencing has been increasing
says John Johnstone, fencing coach
at the University. Innumerable fenc-
ing clubs have sprung up all over the
States, and those students in com-
petition show a keen enthusiasm for
the sport.
The men have proved their dexter-
ity with sabre, foil and epee -the
Michigan Varsity has always held a
place in the Big Ten tournament -
but women, are they suited to the
sport?
"Absolutely," assuredCoach John-
stone. "Women can be as adept as
men. In fact, it is the only com-
bative form of sport women can par-
ticipate in on equal terms "with the
opposite sex."
The statement that women should
have some knowledge of fencing be-
fore commencing out here, was stout-
ly denied. "The greater art of the
Varsity team knew nothifg of tech-
nicalities when they started. We
teach them from the beginning.
Captain Wiggins, who became con-
ference champion in 1929, never had
an epee in his hand before entering
class as a Freshman.
Convinced that Coach Johnstone
could instruct the rawest recruits
League Dancing Classes
Will Terminate Friday
All of the League dancing classes
will be completed this week, Miss
Ethel McCormick social director of
the League, said yesterday. The
classes which have been held since
October will be started again in a
new series at the beginning of the
second semester.
Eight lessons will be offered for $3,
and the plan of having women as-
sistants to the teacher, Roland Ful-
ton, '36, will be continued. Mr. Ful-
ton will also give private lessons, it
was said.
A large number of men took ad-
vantage of this year's classes. Eighty
attended the beginner's section, 45
the intermediate, and 16 the faculty
dance lessons.
The season was termed successful
by Miss McCormick. Dancing lessons
were first given last year and they
will be continued as long as they
are supported.

successfully, I immediately wondered
whether it was worth the trouble to
learn.
"Is health worth the trouble?" he
countered. "Fencing gives excellent
co-ordination of body and develops
harmony in the physical organism.
Besides it is a corrective and reduc-
ing exercise."
"But fencing is more than mere
physical prowess -it's a game of
wits. It develops rhythm, poise and
balance, qualities that will make for
happiness and popularity in the
world.
"It's an essential part of the dra-
matic student's education," continued
Mr. Johnstone, "Not only for the
added grace it gives, but also from a
more immediate standpoint. Sup-
pose an actor is called upon to por-
tray one of the swordsmen in Shakes-
peare, Dumas or Scott. He will rec-
ognize the impossibility of fighting
three men which Douglas Fairbanks
does with so much ease and so little
conviction in the movies.
By this time, thrilled with the'
romance of fencing, I inquired into
the cause of so few women coming
out for it. The coach attributed' that
to the women's considering fencing as
an intramural sport instead of a reg-
ular activity, and the fact that no
credit is given for it other than to-
ward the Participation Cup and
W.A.A. letter.
Bursley, Gail Will
Give Holiday Party
Due to requests from neighboring
towns, Gilbert Bursley and Max Gail,
sponsors, announce that a Holiday
Hop similar to the one given in Ann
Arbor for the last two years, will be
givenin Birmingham on Tuesday,
Dec. 26.
This dance will be held in the
Community House with music fur-
nished by Gail's orchestra. Tentative
plans for a floor show are being
made. This semi-formal dance, al-
though open to the gneral public, is
primarily for college students.
Tickets priced at $1.25 will be sold
at the Community House and other
points in Birmingham to be an-
nounced later.
Form al Dinners Plannedl
For Interfraternity Ball
With 50 tickets already sold, and
several houses planning formal din-
ners and attendance in a body, the
Interfraternity Ball, to be held Jan.
5 in the League Ballroom, will be the
first winter social function held af-
ter the resumption of classes.
Stags will be admitted for the full
price of $1.50 a couple, according to
Philip A. Singleton, '35E, member of.
the committee.

Mar tha Cook
Upholds Annual
Yule Tradition
With no light but flickering can-
dles and the warm glow from the
four huge fireplaces, the traditional
Christmas breakfast was held early
this morning in Martha Cook dormi-
tory.
Shortly before the breakfast, while
the whole house was still dark, a
small group with lighted candles,
starting in the far corner of the
fourth floor, began the caroling pro-
cession. Miss Margaret Smith, so-
cial director, appeared first, closely
followed by the guests of honor, the
house officers, and the carolers.
As the dimly lighted procession
drew near, each girl stood in her'
doorway with her mother, waiting
for her candle to be lighted, and
then they joined the group.
As they moved slowly through the
long dark corridors, the file gradu-'
ally increased, and the carols became
more distinct. When the procession
started down the north sairway, it
appeared as two thin, winding rib-
bons of light.c
Passing then into the Red room,
cheerily lighted by a roaring fire in
the open grate, the group filed into
the Blue room, where the light from'
the large Christmas tree added to
that from the hearths at either end
of the room.1
The procession then moved on into
the main corridor, which appeared1
almost like a cathedral with a long
table flaming from the numerous1
candles. Part of the group seated
themselves there and the others pro-1
ceeded into the dining room, also
candle-lit.
The red tapers in the candelabraf
and the tiny candles in the apples1
at each plate gave the only light for
the breakfast. During the meal car-l
ols, Michigan songs, and MarthaI
Cook songs were sung spontaneously.c
The 75 guests who remained over-I
night for the breakfast consisted fort
the most part the mothers of theE
residents. The guests of honor in-c
cluded Dean-Emeritus Myra B. Jor-
dan, Dean Alice Lloyd, Mrs. Delos
Parker Heath, and Mrs. Stuart G.
Baits, both of Detroit; Mrs. James
D. Bruce, Miss Fandira Crocker, and
Mrs. Albert Reeves, all of Ann Ar-
bor; Miss Alta Atkinson, director of
the League, and Miss Kathleen
Hamm, director of Mosher-Jordan.
WhereTo Go1
Motion Pictures: Michigan, "Cradle1
Song"; Majestic. "Little Women"r
with Katherine Hepburn; Whitney,
"Her Forgotten Past" and "Thet
Whirlwind."
Dancing: Michigan Union, Chubb's,r
Hut, Dixie Inn, Joe Parker's, Preke-r
tes.
Stalker Hall: Old Times Party, 8f
p. m.
Old Times Party To. Be
Given In Stalker Hall
An Old Times Party will be heldI
at 8 p. m. tonight at Stalker Hall to
celebrate the Christmas vacation.r
Students whose homes are in Annk
Arbor are especially invited.
Every girl attending is requested to
bring a box of light refreshments
sufficient for a couple, said the com-
mittee in charge. The proceeds from
the boxes of refreshments will be
given to the Social Service Depart--
ment for Needy Boys.T
Miss Gillette Entertains

Undergraduate Womenr
Miss Fredericka Gillette is going
to e n t e r t a i n the undergraduate
women students who are remaining
in Ann Arbor for the holidays from
8:30 until 10:30 p. m. Dec. 28 at her
home, 1319 Forest Avenue. All womeni
students who live outside of regulara
University residences are cordially in-a
vited; to attend{, and members ofr
Beta Kappa Rho are especially in-s
vited. Miss Gillette is a patroness ofv
Beta Kappa Rho.,

Ten days from now Turkish chil-
dren will be hanging up their stock-
ings, admiring gayly trimmed Christ-
mas trees, sparkling with candles and
electric bulbs, and meeting red-
coated Santa Clauses, quite in the
American manner.
Most of them are Mohammedans,
but the Christmas tradition has
spread so whole-heartedly even into
countries which see no particular re-
ligious significance in the birth of
the Christ-child that a great num-
ber of Turkish families have adopted
the custom for its charm and holiday
value.
And New Year's Day is celebrated
in Turkey in the gay manner, as we
do it here, says Faize Shevket, Grad.,
a Turkish woman studying here.
Happy groups spend the evening
dancing, singing, and going to the-
atres, and on the day itself every-
one wishes happiness and a joyful
new year to all his friends. Gifts are
exchanged between close friends and
members of one's family.
Before the celebration comes at all,
everyone takes a vacation for a short
while, and all through New Year's
Eve and Day bells are ringing. Cab-
arets are full; it is a time of joy,
with just a touch of solemnity.
Chinese, while they celebrate no
Christmas, observe a New Year's fes-
tival that continues throughout the
month. On New Year's Eve a farewell
banquet is held, all through the night,
every member of the family bidding
the old year good-bye and extend-
ing welcome to the new. And on that
night fireworks displays begin and
continue for three days.
The New Year's season is a na-
tional holiday, although celebrated
locally, say I-djen Ho, Grad., and Ye
Yum Chen, Grad., Chinese women
living in Betsy Barbour House. On
New Year's Day itself, they explain,
one goes to call on the close mem-
bers of the family, and instead of
gifts or cards, exchanges dainty and
exotic foods. The New Year's especial
delicacy is a small cake bearing in-
Musical Club
Meets At Home
Of . r.Barnes
Members of Sigma Alpha Iota, na-
tional honorary musical sorority,
met Wednesday night at the home of
Mrs. Chester Barnes on Martin
Place. Mrs. Ralph Aigler and Mrs.
Henry Hutchins assisted as hostesses.
The program included a lecture by
Sally Place, '34, a Bach concerto,
the "Italian," played by Elizabeth
Bentley, '34SM, consisting of three
movements, allegro animato, andante
molto expressivo, and presto giojosa.
Other numbers were Bier Einste
Gesang by Brahms, and four vocal
solos, Derr Es Gehet Dem Menschen,
Ich Wandte Mich, Otod Wie Bitter,
and Wenn Ich Mit Menschen, sung
by Mrs. Hope Eddy. Miss Bentley
gave another group, Chopin's C
Sharp Minor Etude, and B Major
Etude, Jeux d'Eau by Rabel, and
Concert Etude in F Minor by Liszt.
The last group, of Schubert num-
bers, was sung by Dean Alice Lloyd
Olszewska Hears
League Grill Band
(Continued from Page 1)
part, or plot. It's just singing and
there isn't anything I enjoy more.
"Other instruments? Yes, I took my
Klavierexamen - wie sagt man Ex-
amen? piano examination? - in Ger-
many." She ran her hands up and
down the table-top and imitated the
gestures of a pianist. "But I like sing-
ing much better."
The features written about her by
New York newspapermen tell how she
is eager to reach the age of 40; when

asked about that she answered with
a laugh, "Yes, I think it will be much
more fun. Life won't be taken so
seriously, so solemnly. After that age,
we stop worrying about things so
much. I expect to work less hard and

scriptions wishing good luck and
prosperity. All the women get new
dresses at that time.
The New Yar's festival, though
occurring at different times in dif-
ferent localities, is observed almost
the same length of time. Decorations
which make streets and houses gay
throughout the season are taken
down about the fifteenth of the
month, but the jollity continues.
It so happens, saidc these two Chi-
nese women, that one of the national
holidays of their country falls on
what is our Christmas day, and so
Dec. 25 is a holiday throughout the
land. Schools are closed, everyone
takes a vacation, but aside from that
there is no celebration. -
rim g .
To Be Featured As
Clever Gf Idea
We expect that you're all just
about frantic at this point what with
packing your most cherished posses-
sions in a trunk that has ample room
for about half the number of things
you just Must take hom'e and trying
to decide which of your Paris models
to leave'-here to the tender mercies
of cleaning women and janitors with
predatory tendencies. But come what
may there are a number of little
trifles which must be bought at the
last minute, among them those mad-
dening gifts for- the folks at home.
Whether you're looking for some-
thing for father, mother, or the one
and only it's apt to be equally nerve
wrecking, but the- local shops' have
various "sundries" which should help
you out. A compact is always first
choice for a Christmas gift and this
year they are showing many clever
varieties. Among them- are those
made from some composition mate-
rial (we don't believe in getting too'
technical)rwhich simulate wood and
are very tricky when combined with
the wooden jewelry so popular these
days. All types are large and flat
and loose powder seems to be the
favorite.
Scarfs and collars are charming
gifts, too, and are practical as well
as dainty. They come in all sorts
of wools, velvets, and silks, and re-
member, the brighter the better.
As for jewelry, a huge wooden
bracelet would be an ornament for
any Christmas tree, but if the gift
must be more elaborate, some of the
new formal jewelry in brilliants would
be just the thing. If you want to
be sure that your gift won't be put
away in the jewel box along with
five others of the same kind received
last Christmas make it a rhinestone
clip for the hair. It's a new idea,
and very becoming and popular.
have more pleasure, more of the friv-
olous things."
She reached for a cigarette, a Turk-
ish brand wrapped in black, and
lighted it, then talked about her sing-
ing in South America, in Buenos
Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. She liked
it there. She has been in America on
this trip about three weeks, and will
sing her next concert in, Pittsburgh.
She spoke of her stolen fur coat,
which was taken from her in the
auditorium where she sang in De-
troit. "It was a professional thief,
I know; he watched me as I got out
at my hotel and= saw my beautiful'
fur coat. It was lovely; I just got it
about a month ago, in Vienna. And
now it is gone. Is not that too bad?"
She smiled; regretfully.

Turkish Ant Chin ese Students
Tell Of Their Season Holdays

Open ouse Is
Sponsored By
Women's Club
Affair Held At Maonic
Temple; Proceeds To Go
For Welfare Work
Under the auspices of the Ann Ar-
bor Women's Club, an American
Home Open House was held yester-
day and the day before at the Masonic
Temple. The lo*er floor was devoted
to a number of interesting shops and
exhibits; on the second floor were lo-
cated the entertainment features.
The attraction included a style show,
baked goods shop, health exhibits
and lectures, and a woman's ex-
change. The proceeds from the affair
are to be used for welfare work.
Mrs. E. W. Staebler was in charge
of the baked goods shop, assisted by
Mrs. R. A. Nixon, Mrs. D. L. Hoatson,
Mrs. R. K.. Holland, Mrs. H. D. God-
frey,, Mrs, Elmer LitteerMs. R. E.
Shook, Mrs. James Helber and Mrs.
George Bleekman. The program of
i talks was arranged by Ms. C. A.
Fisher, Mrs. Edgar Edsill, and Mrs.
Otto Haisley.
The home-cooking group of the
Michigan Dames sponsored a nursery
for small children at the Temple both
afternoons for the convenience of
mothers attending the open house.
A trained nurse was included in the
group in charge.
any Faculty
Members Wit
Attend_ Parleys
Many members of the faculty will
attend meetings of academic societies
during the Christmas holidays, it was
announced yesterday.
Several meetings will be held in
Chicago, among them the Geological
and Minerological societies which will
be attended by Dean Edward H.
Kraus. The geography department
will be represented by Prof. Preston
E. James and Prof. Stanley D. Dodge
at theAssociation of American Geog-
raphers. Dr. C. A. Arnold will attend
the meetings of the Geological So-
ciety at Chicago.
Prof. Edwin B. Mains, Prof. Walter
W. Tupper, and Prof. William R.
Taylor will be present at the Botani-
cal Society of America meeting at
Boston, w hile Dr. Dean B. Mc-
Laughlin will attend the American
Astronomical Society which will also
be held in Boston. Prof. V. C. Poor
and Prof. T. H. Hildebrandt of the
mathematics department will go to
the American Mathematical Society
at Cambridge, Mass., and Prof. G. E.
Uhlenbeck will attend the American
Physical Society and the American
Mathematical Society meetings at
Boston. Prof. W. E. Bachman will
join the American Chemical Society
at Ithaca, N. Y.
Prof. A. L. Cross, Prof. Albert
Hyma, Prof. A. S. Aiton, and Prof.
D. L. Dumond, are planning to at-
tend the American Historical Asso-
ciation meeting at Urbana, Ill. Prof.
J. L. Brumm, and Prof. W. H. Maurer,
are to attend the American Associa-
tion of Schools and Departments of
Journalism meetings at Chicago, Ill.
Prof. G. E. Densmore and Prof.
J. M. O'Neill will go to the convention
of National Association of Teachers
of Speech at New York City. Prof.
C. P. Merline, Prof. Rene Talamon,
Prof. C. P. Wagner, and Prof. J. W.
Eaton, are going to the meeting of
the Modern Language Association of
America at St. Louis, Mo.

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