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October 01, 1935 - Image 9

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Gala Opening Of Union, League, Starts Season's Social


eYerry- o2I -Tjound
College is a Merry-Go-Round . .. milling from one class to another . .
whirling madly across the polished floor "Cheek to Cheek" .. . cheering
the Wolverines as the pigskin floats between the goal posts . . . There may
be blue books ... there may be Saturday classes . . . there may be theses
... but somehow.youth is capable of forgetting. We dash until we're dizzy.
The world goes round and round and round . . . but the faster it turns, the
merrier we are.
It all started Friday night with the opening of the Union. Among the
swarms of people that were there, we noticed Edith Zerbe and Bud Doerr
talking to Nancy Olds and Grove Cannon in the lobby ... Bill Anderson
with Marcia Connell who is here for her first year ... Barbara Heath looking
stunning in a gold lace blouse with a red transparent velvet skirt . .. and
sister Harriet dancing with Stek McCallum.
Relax In The Library .. .
Marjorie Kress and Jack Wilson took time out in the library, as did
Barbara Hanna and Duck Norman. Barbara had on a darling blue diner
dress with a blue and metallic jacket . .. Ann Gifford and Bob Dunn were
present and Lorraine Lambert and Don Myers stopped between dances to
drink from the fountain in the lobby.
On the dance floor, which was really crowded, we passed Louise Sprague
with Bill Mason, Dottie Webb dancing with Jimmie Graham, and innum-
erable others ... Dorothy Roth in a black tailored gown trimmed in white was
with Doug Welsh . .. Ruth Boomhower and Sterling Spleet ... Jean Hat-
field was there wearing green crepe trimmed with fur tails .. . Betty Schir-
ling was there as usual with Harold Love ... Dorothy Shutt, Marje Turner,
and Janet Allington.
Mary Jane Field and Byron Harrington stopped in the hallway for a
cigarette, and Lora Spencer and Jack Kerr took time out to get some
refreshments sent up from the tap room.
McCarthy Cuts In .. .
Dorothy Oostdyk was escorted by Jack Clawson, Jack McCarthy was
about dancing with various people ... Jane Willoughby ... Jan Rice, who has
come back to study music . .. Mardy Steen, Virginia VanDyke, Katherine
Johnson, Betty Allen, and Eleanor Gessner . .. but then ... we could go
,on and on. . . but it was a grand opening night.
The floor show, which was something new and different for the Union
ballroom, was well received and much talked about. Bob Steinle was back
in his old place with his Melody Men supplying the music, and the floor
show included soloists, a quartet, a dance team, and some novelty numbers
given by the orchestra.
Barbara Strand sang "Sweet and Slow", and she looked stunning in a
creme satin evening gown. She was with Dan McCready who was back in
town for the week-end. Herbert Goidsworthy, who was president of the
Glee Club last year, Carawanda Sisson, and Fred Staffmeister also sang.
Clarawanda Chose a formal of changeable taffeta for the occasion.
Goldsworthy, Stewart Cram, son of Regent Esther L. Cram, Bill Mont-
gomery and Max Collins made up the quartet known as "Four Men of Note."
League Grill Has Gala Opening .. .
And you should have been at the League Grill Saturday night ... It was
the opening night, and everyone seemed to be having a grand time. The
ballroom has all been redecorated . . . you really must seet it to appreciate
it. Pan and his pipe are no longer in the center of the floor, and although
you, no doubt, will miss him you can still admire him in the garden. He
has been painted green and nestles among the foliage there.
Pat Potter and Mike Sharp were sitting at a table by the door. Pat chose
a green tunic with a black skirt. Mary Margaret Campbell also wore green,
her dress being of crepe with a silver and green pendant around the neck.
Giny Eaglesfield wore a brown afternoon dress relieved at the neck with
gold. She was accompanied by John Strayer. We noticed Josephine Ferris
and Dan Holgrave dancing . . . also Bill Griffith and Harriet Shackleton.
Florence Harper was among those present .. . as was Kay Leopold. Kay
as you know has been studying music with Dailies Frantz in Seattle, Wash.
Shewore a green dress trimmed with white angora.
Just as we came in we caught a glimpse of a few of those who had tables
in the hallway . , . Charlotte Hamihon wearing rust and gold .. . Betty
Cavendar, who was with John Perkins, was in green with brown flowers
at the neck . . . and Hattabel Grow chose a rust dress with a gold thread
running through it.
Wear Fashionable Gowns .. .
Edith Merikel and Mary Agnew came in together. Mary's green dress
was set off by a wide gold belt, and Edith looked stunning in a black skirt
with a blouse in one of those new shades of raspberry . . Mary Rall, in
a bright blue chiffon with rhinestones was seen at a table with Bill Hall.
Among the great crowd of people that were there . .. and really the place
was filled to capacity ... were also Nan Diebe] looking very lovely in black
relieved by a light soft shade of green ... Helen Shapland in black velvet ...
Jean Bell in green trimmed with fur ... and Pat Striekler in a striking orange
jacket over a brown skirt.
On the dance floor we saw John Hinkley with Muriel Hassard. Muriel
is another newcomer and she looked very nice in a black dress with a
tailored white collar. Well . . . there were just loads of others there . .
and if you were not among them you should plan to be there next week-end.
It is rumored that there are to be more changes made in the decorations
... and it will probably look grander than ever next week-end.
Another nice surprise . . . Mary Morrison was back singing with the

orchestra. For the opening she chose an afternoon dress in black.
Originality Seen At Union...
And now back to the Union for a glimpse of those who were there Satur-
day night ... the girls wore everything from wools to dinner clothes .. .
and it is fun to see a little independence and originality popping out now
and again.
Brenda Parkinson was there wearing a gray and yellow wool, and Vir-
ginia Hunt also selected a gray wool for the evening. Ann Mitchell . .
one of the campus beauties selected by the Chicago Tribune last sprirg
... wore black with a white contrast. She was there with Bob Daily.
Jane Fletcher . .. who by the way, was selected as the Campus Queen this
summer . . . was dancing with Dick Lorch. Velvet gowns were selected by
'both Eleanor Mann and Kitty Rucker. Eleanor's was blue while Kitty's
choice was black.
Strolls Through Hall.. .
We saw that brunette beauty Adelaide Ely and her partner Larry Briggs
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Typical Freshman Women Snapped At Friday's League Mixer

-Photographs by Norman Williamson
It dosn't take long to get acqainted at Michigan as these freshman women found out at the Orien-
tation Week Mixer held Friday night at the League. In the upper left hand corner Mary Rall of Grosse
Pointe is talking over the excitement of Freshman week and registration with Marguerite Ganzhorn of
Ann Arbor. In the top center picture Jenny Petersen of Detroit is welcoming a few minutes' rest between
dances, while the vivacious smiles of Blanche Tobin of Douglaston, N. Y., and Anna Belle Haag of Toledo
in the upper right corner seem to indicate that they are enjoying themselves watching the dancers. Blanche
should feel right at home at Michigan since both her sister Anne and her brother Richard, who was editor
of The Daily, in 1932, attended Michigan.
Nancy Dall of Libertyville, Ill., in the left centmr picture, was snapped just as she was leaving the
Ethel Fountain Hussey Room, and Marian Baxter of Grosse Pointe, center, smiled for the photographer
as she waited patiently for her date.
Though Marietta Arner, right center, lives in Ann Arbor, campus life is as new to her as to the other
freshmen, and she is glad of the opportunity to meet her classmates socially. In the right lower corner
Nancy Saibert of Oak Park, Ill., who is interested in learning all about women's activities at Michigan,
is chatting things over with Miss Ethel McCormick, social director of the League.

Miss Alice B. Lloyd, dean of women,
will open the series of lectures
planned for freshmen women tomor-
row in the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre when she speaks on "College Con-
duct." The second lecture of the
series is to be given by Dean Wilbur
Humphreys selecting "Highlights of
the Campus" as his topic."
Orientation week reached its climax
when approximately 500 incoming
women attended the banquet, treas-
ure hunt, and dance Friday night in

Departing from the usual proce-
dure, Mrs. Mansur Jurdak has accom-
panied her two sons from Beirut,
Syria, to Ann Arbor where they are
enrolled as seniors in the Engineering
College. Many Syrians have attended
the University but this is the first
time known when any of them have
brought their mother along.
The three are living in an apart-
ment near campus where Mrs. Jurdak
is keeping house, occasionally cook-
ing native dishes when American food
becomes too tiresome. In attempting
to follow American customs for the
first time in her life she is doing her
own housework, something unheard
of in a land where all manual labor
is done by servants.
George and Fuad Jurdak have both
received their Bachelor of Arts de-
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changed to Michigan because they
felt that here was a better example
of true American life. As for Ann Ar-
bor, they find it charming. The pro-
fuse green foliage here proves a de-
lightful change from the sandhills
and desert surrounding Beirut.
Mrs. Jurdak intends to take in all
the opportunities offered by the Uni-
versity that she can - the Choral
Union Series, Play Production's offer-
ings, lectures and the facilities of the
The football games prove to be a
great attraction but these Syrians
find it comparatively uninteresting
contrasted to the soccer game played
i +har - nnia n9Arnrr,.nr t

Contemporary Collection Is
Placed In New League Library

Thenew League Library composed
of 1000 volumes of the best contempo-
rary literature was opened officially
yesterday to students and alumnae.
The collection, although of the
same nature as that in the Hopwood

rary poetry, popular biography and
fiction. The library also contains
translations of noted books in foreign
languages and the classics. Magazines
stressing the same fields as the books
will be available shortly.

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