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14. 194

TTHE MIChIGAN DAILY

Conference Of
MiThigan Deans
Held At League
'Let Us }Be Intelligent' Is
Theme Of Third Annual
Convention
"Let Us :Be Intelligent" was the
theme of the Third Neighborhood
Conference of Michigan Deans, held
yesterday at the League. Deans from
20 Michigan colleges attended the
convention.
Following registration and a gen-
eral assembly in the Grand Rapids
Room, at which Maxine Maynard,
'35, president of the League, presided,
a luncheon for the 90 delegates was
held in the A.B.C. room. Miss Alice
Lloyd, dean of women, gave a welcome
address, and introduced the -mistress
of ceremonies, Jean Keller, '35. Prof.
0. J. Campbell of :the: English de-
partment spoke on {'Intellectual We-
fare for the Student." Seated at the
speaker's table were Professor Camp-
bell,, Dean Lloyd, Miss Keller, Miss
,Maynard, Marie Metzger, "35, chair-
oman of the reception committee, who
rmade arrangements for the confer-
,ence, Barbara Sutherland, '35, Geor-
gina Karlson, '35, Mary Sabin, '35,
\Mary Ferris, '35, Mrs. Alexander G.
fauthven, Mrs. Bertha S. Davis, dean
of women at Western State Teach-
ers' College, and Miss Lydia Jones,
:dean of women at Michigan State
)Normal College.
Each dean was accompanied by
several student delegates from her
college, and after the luncheon, the
students were divided into six dis-
cussion groups, which were presided
over by members of the League Coun-
cil. The subjects of these discussion
.,groups were orientation, women's
-athletic associations, judiciary coun-
cils, social problems, finances, and
tcity colleges. A meeting of all the
deans was held in the Grand Rapids
Room at this time, at which housing,
the problems of the working girl, and
orientation, were discussed.
The closing feature of the confer-
ence was a general assembly held in
the Grand, Rapids Room. 'The chair-
omen of the. student groups summar-
;ized discussions held by the groups,
:sand Dean Lloyd reported the work
fidone in the deans' meeting. In com-
=menting upon the orientation prob-
lem as worked out at Michigan, Dean
Lloyd said, "Such an orientation pro-
-gram planned and supervised -by stu-
dents is one of the most important
things that has happened here in two
years. Another solution of the- ien-
tation problem was presented by the
delegation from Ypsilanti State Nor-
imal College, where each freshman
,woman is given a "campus sister,"
either a sophomore or a junior, who
,acquaints her with campus activities,r
and helps her to become adjusted to
college life. Each campus sister is
under the supervision -of a senior
woman known as a "campus captain."
Varying methods of carrying on
judiciary work were presented by the
judiciary council discussion group.
"The two -which were the most widely7
,used were the increasing of a woman.
.student's privileges regarding latet
fours in proportion to her year onf
campus, and the increasing of her
privileges .according to her scholar-
ship.1

Rich, Solid' Colors
Are Favored For
Cloth Winter Coats
It is high time to be thinking
about winter coats now that the leaves
are practically gone and the air is
nippy most of the day. It is a little
premature for fur coats so it will be
better to mention some of the fabric
I coats that are being shown now.
The colors for winter coats are rich
solid ones of forest green, wine red,
rust, deep brown, and black. The lines
are for the most part fitted with an
occasional belted model for the
slender indi-vidual. Sleeves are tight
fitting at the wrist and usually very
full at the elbow.
Furs are being treated in ever new
ways, draped, dyed, and flaring. A
dull green coat of a plain fabric de-
pends wholly on the dyed green mole-
skin that composes the collar and
upper part of the sleeves. Another de-
signer chooses a belted coat of black
that .has sleek galyak for the entire
upper part of the model.
A more sumptuous fur is the fa-
crite mink combined with brown tree
bark fabric. The fur collar is the new
platter effect that is so flattering to
its wearer.
Beaver is an excellent choice for
rust materials and is ever so com-
fortable to fasten about the throat
in cold weather. A French copy coat
is the most startling of all. It is of
a very soft rust color and entirely
without fur "trim. The interest of
design is its best factor. The back
is gracefully bloused, the sleeves in-
tricately fashioned, and a flattering
ruching is at the neck. A narrow
belt on the front of the coat ties snug-
ly.
Wine is one of the best colors
this winter. One coat of great in-
terest is a mottled red fabric with
an immense natural lynx collar. The
sleeves are full at the elbow and pleat-
ed at the wrist.
Black and silver fox combined is
always a good combination, and de-
signed with this year's best features,
is a coat to be recommended.
Other furs that are being shown
this season are kolinsky, krimmer,
cross-fox, and fitch.
Seven Entertained
At Adelia Cheever
Adelia Cheever house entertained
Wednesday night with a birthday
dinner for those whose birthdays
are celebrated between the months of
August and November. Autumn flow-
ers and orange tapers were used as
decorations. Hallowe'en favors were
given.
Mrs. Alta M. Schule, director of
the house was in charge of arrange-
ments. Those who were entertained
are Edith .Davis, '35, Frances Dell,
'348M, Kathleen Dell, '36ED, Elza
Uoegey, .38, Priscilla Chandler, '38Ed,
'Elizabeth Parish, '37, and Helen
Yanosky, '37.
PLAY:GROUP MEETS
The first meeting of the Wesley
Players was held recently in Stalker
Hall. Changes -in the constitution of
the organization were announced and
the program for the coming year was
also discussed. David Hultquist,
138Med., the president of the Wesley
Players, conducted the meeting.

Meeting Hears Upperclassmen, Freshmen, All
Campbell Score Join GayCrowds At Danc
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Too Little Emphasis Laid
On Intellectual Life In
Present Education'
The social and extra-curricular ac-
tivity blanketing the intellectual life
of University students received a se-
vere flaying in the address delivered
by Prof. 0. J. Campbell yesterday
before the Third Neighborhood Con-
ference of Michigan deans. "In our
organized efforts for helpful super-
vision of students' life," said Profes-
scr Campbell, "we have not so much
done unnecessary things as made all
the secondary things primary, and
all the primary things secondary."
That the students themselves were
not entirely responsible for the
anomaly, Professor Campbell con-
ceded. "Now may I be forgiven for
thinking that the officials who con-
trcl and supposedly direct under-
graduate life are partly responsible
for this absurd situation. They con-
cern themselves with everything un-
der the sun except the students' in-
tellects. We have deans of students{
who spend much time scrutinizing
and superintending the financial con-
dition of fraternities and sororities,
of seeing that their rushing is car-
ried on according to the latest rules;
they even register and tabulate the
marks of the various social groups,
and figure out to three or four deci-
mal points the averages. Yet these
officials do nothing to affect for the
better the situation which offers
them so much opportunity to be
busy."I
Complexes Popular
Enumerating various unhelpful and
overemphasized phases in University
organization, Prof. Campbell declaredC
that the women are "mental-hygiene
conscious." "Almost every woman
who receives a mark below "C" in
any course hies herself to the place
appointed for psychoanalysis or to
any other official who offers her the

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football game this week-end, a gay
crowd had assembled at the Union
and at the two fraternity parties
which were being given Friday eve-
ning.
Among those seen at the Union was
the charming Virginia Chapman
Gcetz, star of the 1934 J.G.P., danc-
ing with her husband. Billie Carr,
Louise French, and Marjorie Warren
were also glimpsed throughout the
+, ering. Several of the attractive
freshmen women who were noticed
included Betsy Baxter, Helen Doden-
hoff, Amelia Martin, and Louise Lar-
rabee. Marie Metzger was attractively
gowned in pale green crepe; Marion
McDougall selected the fashionable
tunic frock in rough black crepe, and
Ann Edmunds chose a black velvet
gown. Blue velvet trimmed with er-
mine tails at the neck was worn by
Gertrude Sawyers.
The Theta Xi fraternity dance at-
tiacted a large number of the cam-
pus notables. Ardell Hardy, Isabell
Barrus, and Anna Jean Chamberlain
Lawrence represented the Tri-Delt
House. Margaret Guest, one of the
recently selected members of Comedy
Club, selected a rust colored gown.
tique of the educatiorial system came
in his statement, "An intellectual)
life cannot be developed in three'
hours of a 16-hour working day, when
the social world in which a student
spends the other 13 is organized on
principles which are hostile to thatI
life." One of the chief faults of this
inimical atmosphere is the housing
Lituation that precludes intellectual!
privacy. "Fraternities and sororities
and girls' dormitories as I know them
have about as much peace as the
concourse of the Grand Central Sta-
tion." He continued, "Thought ofI
any originality demands quiet, peace
and a certain amount of solitude.
I have long believed that the legisla-
tion that would do most to stimulate
the intellectual life here at Michigan
is the immediate abolition of room-I
mates."
New House-Plans

Elaine Cobo and Barbara Otte were
noticed chatting together. Gretchen
Bowman, gowned attractively in
brown velvet and net, Jeannette!
Greene, Marjorie Kopf, WinnifredI
Arnold, and Kate Landrum were also
guests of the fraternity.I
Mary Reed, attractive Vassar trans-
fer, wore a semi-formal gown of!
brown velvet.
Kappa Delta Rho entertained Fri-
day evening with a radio-bridge party.
Those noticed at this fraternity were
Elizabeth Parrish, Helen Probeck,
Mary Margaret Smith, and Dorothy
Adams.
Some of the dancers seen at Chubbs
on Friday night were Marjorie Warner
and Mary Morrison both dressed in
black, Barbara Gene Owens, Lucile
Betz in black with a white satin
blouse, and Elizabeth Allen in a black
and blue tunic dress. Joyce O'Leary
wore black with rhinestone trimming
on the sleeves. Margaret Annis also
appeared.
.. Civil Service
Exams To Be Held
A large number of notices of United
States Civil Service examinations
have been received by the University
Bureau of Appointments and Occupa-
tional Information. Among the of-
fices to be filled are six posts in the
Federal Communications Commission.
Applicants for these positions must
have been admitted to the bar in some
state and must have engaged in an
active law practice for a period of
at least three years. The annual
salaries for the positions vary from
$2,000 to $5,600.
Other examinations offered include
that of assistant magnetic and seis-
mological observer, associate market-
ing specialist, assistant marketing
1 specialist, assistant land bank exam-
iner and association land bank ex-
aminer.
Tea Held For New

OH, TO BE A HERO Hutton to the phone at'the Alpha De
A girl in room 459 Mosher-Jordan, } house, said she was Ludy Jasper,
has as her hero none other than Tom freshman, lonesome and infatuate
Austin, football captain. Despairing with Hutton. After more talk sh
r ~asked him to come over to 834 Tap.
of meeting him in any other manner, pan at once. He, ever cautiou
she taxied to his fraternity, told him checked and found there was no suc
she represented a Detroit newspaper, number, called the Pi Phi house an(
and gazed in awe at him while he told asked for Lucy, whose existence wa
the story of his life . Her little dream denied. At 2 a sm. Hutton retaliate
came to an end when he told her of by calling again, saying he was Jc
his auburn-haired girl at home. He Jasper, and asking for a blind date.
is waiting for the yarn to appear in.
the paper, she is bemoaning the 70 An unidentified male, thought I
cents she spent all in vain. Worlder be the Phi Psi clothes horse with th
if she would care for a columnist. trick name, recently had a feud wit
' 4the night chaperon at Betsy Barbou
Otto G the, nstructor in geogra- Bringing home his date, he tried I
phy, is going to flunk the course un-a walk in the back door with her bu
less he is careful. Last week he as- was halted, at which he stormed
res h"i aeu.Latw ea-My, you're just so strict over here.
signed the class one thing to study, o'retjut so st er he
personally looked over another sec- treed t the steps, the
tion. When the class met he was at tried again and the funnyman inser
a loss to know anything of what the ed his neck in the door, rendered
eae'kiddies were asking questions. ringing bronx cheer, and departed i
eager khaste, while she fumed at leisure.
They forgave him.

DATES WANTED
The gals of Pi Phi are evidently be-
ing neglected this year. The other
night a femiinine voice called Don

sweet luxury of personal confession. Pointing out that new housing
It is so much more comforting to her plans which allow for privacy and for IHead Of Kingswood
parents and so much more soothing true .intellectual stimulation are notIg
to her own ego to believe that she has only possible but practicable, Pro-
not been heedless or lazy, but that fessor Campbell drew an example Prof. and Mrs. Edson R. Sunder-
she is suffering from some maladjust- from two of the oldest and most dis- land entertained at tea yesterday in
ment of her personality, particularly tinguished colleges, which have al- i honor of Miss Margaret Augur, the
if it can some way be associated with ready tried a new system. The plan new principal of Kingswood School at
sex, that makes her delinquency posi- adopted makes a well-stocked library Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. Pro-
tively exciting." i the radiating center of each dormi- fessor Sunderland is chairman of the
I board of Kingswood.
Little Self-Reliance tory, and substitutes for social organ- Those who poured were Mrs. Phili-
The regimentation of college life, izations clubs of a more intellectual bert Roth, Mrs. Morris Tilley,, Mrs.
aiming at a mass production of results nature. Henry M. Bates, Mrs. Alexander Ruth-
was scored by Professor Campbell, in Time For Thinking ven, Dean Alice Lloyd, and Mrs. Ed-
that it relieves the student of neces- In a conclusion that laid emphasis ward H. Krause. Mrs. Earl Dow was
sity for any form of intellectual self- on the intrinsic purpose of college in charge of the tea tables. The affair
reliance. Too much is done for the life, Professor Campbell ,said, "Social was held at the Michigan League
student, he stated, too many deci- life should be organized so as to con- Building.
sions made for him. "If a student tribute to the intellectual life. It ---- -
has no power of mature mentation, should be interpenetrated with occa-
what difference does it make to the sions for thinking and for the foster-
University as an educational institu- ing of ideas. Let us set up mile-posts
tion which side of the psychologically all along a student's journey in our
normal he is on? A shockingly large territory, that his road lies toward ITenth qa
number of students come -to us desir- the conquest of the citadel of truth,
ing to major or concentrate in Eng- that the most insidious temptations
lish, who show upon testing that they, are those of contented ignorance,1Fa
cannot read three paragraphs of that the greatest sin is to allow intel-
simple prose of H. G. Well or Theo- lectual -talents to lie buried in the
dore Roosevelt and discover what the earth, and that the greatest blessed-
author says." ness of a student is the happiness
Abolish Room-mates that comes from free and full activity
The crux of Prof. Campbell's cri-i of such mind as he possesses." :I ,
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