LY, JANUARY 14, 1936
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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In spite of the fact that few houses on campus held dances this week-end
. . everyone seemed to find lots to do. Of course . . . everyone wanted
to attend the first anniversary of one of their favorite stamping grounds . .
the Silver Grill . . . and then too . . people were rather curious to see what
changes they had made at the Union.
At the League there were good crowds there both Friday and Saturday
nights. Among those who congregated there on Friday we saw Harriet
IHeath and Stek McCallum. . . Harriet wore one of those good looking suits
that she knit herself . . . this particular one being red. Jo Wilcox was there
with John Seeley and Garnet Waggoner and Flo Harper passed us in the
hall and we noticed that Flo was wearing a dark skirt and a light silk blouse.
Out In A Cutter*...
Lois Ring and Doug Bryant spent part of the evening at the League and
then they went cutter riding. It seems that everything went fine until they
came to an intersection with cars coming at them in all directions and the
horse objected. But now to get back to the Silver Grill . . . Jane O'Ferrall
wore a green knit suit . . . and Laura Jane Zimiherman was there in a
flame crepe dress.
Mary Lou Salisbury and Paul Simpson were sitting at a table together
and nearby we saw Mardy Steen and Phil Ordway. On the dance floor we
passed Kathryn Keeler and Gertrude Sawyer . .. Kathryn was in blue
crepe and Gertrude chose black. The climax of the evening came when
the band began to play "Happy Birthday to You" . . . at which point the
waiters marched down the center of the ballroom carrying trays of individual
birthday cakes . . . each cake was iced in white and topped with one tiny
At The Birthday Celebration.. .
At the League on Saturday the birthday celebration continued ...
cakes and all. Mary Garrettson and Ann Timmons were both sitting at
the same table . .. Mary had on a brown crepe afternoon dress trimmed
in gold . . . and Ann chose a black crepe dress. On the dance floor we
saw Margaret Lowry in light green and Nancy Dall in a short green dress
that was shirred at the neck . . . Nancy was with Ed Higgins. All in all
it was a good week-end at the League and may the Silver Grill have many
And now to the Union . . . Friday night marked the opening of the
Rainbow Room. Around the ballroom they have placed a single row of tables
which are dimly illuminated by candles. Among the first nighters that were
there were Loraine DeWail and Bob Thorne . . . Loraine wore a long black
skirt with a black and silver taffeta printed blouse. Margaret Lorenz attend-
ed with Neil Levenson. . . Elonia Persons. . . who wore black. . . was with
Bill McHenry . . . and Ruth Rich and Charles Drennan were together.
They ... by the way ... were sitting at a table with Loraine and Bob.
Singing With The Orchestra.. ..
Clarawanda Sisson sang with the orchestra . . . and she looked stunning
in a silver cloth formal with silver and red flowers at the neck and two narrow
straps going down to the waist in back. In her hair she wore a silver flower.
Barbara Strand also sang and she wore an orange red dinner dress brocaded
in gold which contrasted beautifully with her dark hair.
Among some of the other girls that were present were Jean Bonisteel
and Becky Bursley . . . Becky and Jean both wore black and white ...
Dorothy Curtis . . . June Harber . . . and Margaret McCall . . . who wore
brown crepe trimmed in gold.
Saturday night at great number of people arrived at the Union rather
late . .. having first gone to the basketball and hockey games. But even
though we did get there rather late ourselves we did have a few minutes
to look around. Jean Hatfield was there with Dan Cook . . . Jean chose
a green crepe dress for the evening. Virginia Wyatt and Betty Sherk both
wore black . . . Betty's dress being trimmed in White lace. Between dances
we saw Betty Van Baalen and Grace Snyder talking together . . . Betty was
with Jim Ferguson and Grace was with Johnny Starr.
The Formal Supper Dance,...
Jordan Hall held their annual formal supper dance Friday and it was
quite an affair . .. The room was decorated with blue and gold streamers
and hundreds of blue and gold balloons. . . Lucille Johnston looked lovely in
white crepe as she stood talking to Ed Cross in the lobby . . . They were
joined by Ruth Barrett and Joe Harkins, Beta and Lawyer . . . Ruth was
stunning in a peach moire made with an off-shoulder neckline ...
Out one the dance floor we noticed Margaret Sauer and Bud DeWitt
executing some very fancy steps that looked very interesting . . . Eleanor
Peschke in silver lame and Bob Andrew had a monopoly on the dance floor
in the library and refused to give it up. . . Lucy Almand and Fred Thompson
are an interesting couple to watch . . . Lucy . . . a little under five feet . . .
looked very nice in white with a big ruff around her neck .. .
In The Dining Room.. .
Down in the dining room we saw Lois Keddy . . . looking stunning
in green crepe with lovely gold clips in her hair . . . eating supper with
Stanley Kilgore . . Beth Turnbull and George Wheeler were at the next
table and seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.
Harvey Walker and Mary Jane Downer couldn't resist the sound of
sleigh bells so they went out cutter riding before the dance . . . Despite red
cheeks and frozen toes they finally arrived down on the dance floor in time
for the last 'few dances .. . Beatrice Schink and Don Schneider seemed to
agree with them . . . It was a grand night for cutter riding and also for a
As we dashed through the cold from Jordan to Mosher we noticed many
other people doing the same thing . . . It is the custom at the dormitories
to run in on both dances some time during the evening . . . In the lobby at
Mosher Kay Carpenter . . . last year's May Queen . . . stood talking to
Herb Millikin . . . Kay is assistant director of Mosher this year . . . During
the intermission we noticed Virginia Carr. . . lovely in navy blue satin . . .
strolling into the radio room with Johnny Mumford . . . There they joined
Janet Groft and Bert Steffy.
Sipping Coffee Between Dances .. .
Around one of the supper tables we saw Mary Jane Mueller in wine
velvet with Stan Birlison and Ada Crawford was with Jim Meuller . . .
Mary Jane's brother at the same table . . . Nearby sat Caroline Woodford
and Newman Frost sipping their coffee . . As strains of the music floated
down Jane Rossman and Vern LaSalle went up to dance . .. . Jane wore
a very unusual white damask satin formal that night . . . As we regretfully
left the dance floor we noticed Mary Ellen Heitsch and Evans Morton success-
fully carrying out some very difficult steps . . . Mary's red crepe dress just
matched the decorative scheme of the whole party . . .
Saturday Mr. and Mrs. Fred Densmore entertained a group of Phi
Gams and their dates at the home of Mr. Densmore's parents, Prof. and Mrs.
G. E. Densmore on Devonshire Rd. Among those present were Norm Pioch
and Bob Clafflin . . . Betty Cooper and Don Stewart . . . Betty Walsh and
Tom Breen . . . Giny Spray and Al Plummer . . . and Dorothy Roth and
This very swank black satin crea-
tion, designed by Schiaparelli and
executed by Rene Pontchartrain, is
notable for the length of the bodice
and the puffy, chic sleeves.
Wool Is Practical
For Campus Wear
In Winter Weather
It is a puzzle these days to dress
warmly enough to prevent the chills
from running up and down your
spine on the way to your early
classes. The best solution to the
problem is wool dresses and the old
favorite sweater and skirt.
Fashion leaders have striven very
hard this year to make the woolen
dresses smart, as well as practical.
One very casual dress is tailored in
wool jersey, with big buttons down
the front of the blouse. Buttoned
flap pockets and a wide leather belt
complete the tailored appearance.
Another very lovely wool tweed is
made on simple lines, with an un-
usual skirt that buttons diagonally
from the center over the left hip. The
top is plainly tailored, with small
white lapels as the only relief. Its
long sleeves button snugly around
Knit suits will always be popular
for classroom wear because of their
warmth and practicality. One very
stunning dress looks like a green
tweed, but is really a knit that boasts
a handkerchief-scarf collar and a
green leather belt. A three tone
plaid weave forms the skirt of anoth-
er very unusual knit.
The traditional sweater and skirt
is still a favorite. Soft cashmere and
angora knits blend beautifully with
the tailored wool skirts that are al-
ways popular. One nice combination
is in chocolate brown. The classic
crew neck sweater reaches new
heights in a drop stitch cashmere
that comes in beautifully soft shades.
For extra warmth, of course, you
may wear your wool tailored jackets
under sport coats. The three piece
suit is always in style. It is admitted;
that you must be warm to be com-
fortable these days, but you certainly
do not need to look bundled up. The'
wools are tailored, warm and decid-
To Be Topic Of
Wyvern To Begin Series
Of Freshman Luncheons
Class projects will be the topic of
the luncheon meeting for freshmen
women to be held at noon today in
the northeast alcove of the League
Grillroom under the sponsorship of
Wyvern, junior honorary society.
This is the first of a series of six
luncheon meetings to be held every
Tuesday and Thursday during the
next three weeks for the purpose of
introducing the fields of activities
open to women of the campus to
freshmen women, according to Elsie
A. Pierce, president of Wyvern.
During the first meeting today, the
Freshman project, Sophomore Cab-
aret and Junior Girls' Play will be
discussed. Marianna Chochley, Edith
Zerbe and Betty Anne Beebe are in
charge of this meeting. They will
explain the duties connected with
committee jobs and the work re-
quired to make the projects success-
The second meetnig, which will be
held on Thursday, will include a dis-
cussion of the merit system. Mary
Potter and Billie Faulkner will lead
this discussion. The third meeting,
which will be on the publications,
will be under the direction of Char-
lotte Rueger, Charlotte Hamilton,
Jewel Wuerfel and Miss Pierce.
Discussions of the social and house
reception committees, Play Produc-
tion, theatre arts committee, Chil-
dren's Theatre and The Assembly
will be givenhduring the next three
meetings. Those in charge of these1
discussions are Betty King, Jane
O'Ferrall, Grace Snyder, Lois King,
Mary Lambie, Mary Andrew and
Gretchen Lehmann. The last meet-
ing will be held for non-affiliated
women in particular, explaining ac-
tivities which are especially offered
The purpose of these meetings is
to acquaint freshmen women with
the different activities, to enable
them to chose more easily which ones
they are especially interested in en-
tering. Freshmen are urged to at-
tend as many of the discussion groups
as they are interested in, according
to Miss Pierce. The meetings will be
informal, so that any questions con-
cerning the activities may be asked.
Omega Upsilon Sorority
Installs Local Chapter
The Lamda chapter of Omega Up-
silon, national, professional, dramatic
sorority was installed here Sunday.
The ceremony took place at 2:30 p.m.
in the Alumnae room of the League.
The following girls were initiated:
Lois Zimmerman, Grad, Betty Scher-
ling, '36, Katherine Kirwan, '37, Jan-
et Kappler, '36, Dorothy Calloway,
'38, Betty Ann Barthel, '37 and Eliza-
beth Seibert, Grad.
Officers elected were: Miss Kirwan,
president, Miss Scherling, vice-presi-
dent, Miss Calloway, secretary and
Miss Kappler, treasurer. Prof. Waldo
-Abbot is the adviser. The sorority in-
tends to go into radio work.
offered an excellent background of
drapery and gave therdancers some-
thing to do with their hands.
In Greek Dorian states, the shawl
dancers were a part of ceremonial
dances for the gods. A vase from
this country of the fourth century
shows five dancers, their shawls
showing the excellent Greek free
drapery, understood but not empha-
sized. Romans also used this sub-j
ject, but the dancers lost their vi-I
tality as portrayed in Roman art for,'
true to the style of these artists, they
became staid and solid, lacking the
lively action of Greek figures.
A bactrian silver vase of the fifth
century is decorated with shawl
dancers also. A Grecian influence is
displayed in the shape of the vase
and the transparency of the shawl.
But the vase is very Eastern in the
lack of importance given to the fig-
ure and its face, with only a little
A coptic dancing maid is very stiff
and the lines are very angular. An-
other example is in an illustration of
a Christian manuscript which was
written in the sixthncentury but il-
lustrated in the ninth century in
Italy. And still another dancer with
a shawl is in an ivory carving from
twelfth century Sicily.
A diversion from the usual woman
KAPPA TAU ALPHA MEETING
Kappa Tau Alpha, national hon-
orary journalism society, will hold
its next meeting at 7:45 p.m. Thurs-
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Donal Hamilton Haines at 1229 Tra-
ver Rd., it was announced yesterday.
Members who need transportation
were asked to meet at the offices of
the department of journalism in Ha-
ven Hall at 7:30 p.m.
India in the eighteenth century.
And so the shawl dancer may be
traced back in ancient times as a
part of religious ceremonies and
especially in ceremonies given for
the God Bacchus.
Women To Hear Speech
By Fingerprint Expert
"Identification Through Finger-
prints" will be the subject of N. B.
Bliss, fingerprint expert of the Fed-
eral Detention Farm at Milan, in his
talk to be given at 6:30 p.m. Wednes-
day at the monthly dinner and busi-
ness meeting of the Business and
Professional Women's Club.
The program, which will begin at
8 p.m., is in charge of the Legislative
committee, of which Mrs. Maria Peel
is chairman. The club extends an
invitation to anyone who is interested
in the subject of the lecture to at-
BRIDGE GROUP TO MEET
The Bridge group of the Michigan
Dames will hold a meeting at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the League. Mrs. Donald
Church is in charge, and all reserva-
tions must be made with her. All
those who have signed will be ex-
pected to play, unless they notify
Shawl Dancers Are No Modern
Innovation, Art Pieces Prove
By JEWEL WUERFEL and a shawl is seen in a Japanese
The modern fan dancer is merely print where a gown with wide full
a version of the ancient shawl dancer sleeves, a belt with a huge bow and
of Greece and Eastern countries, ac- a fan is introduced, supplying more
cording to a paper presented by Marie background.
Abbot, Grad, in a class on Islamic art Shawl dancers are also seen in
taught by Prof. Mehmet Aga-Oglu. Byzantine art. One example is on
Shawl dancers are portrayed on an enameled plaque of the twelfth
remains of ancient paintings, sculp- century. Still later, other figures
ture and ivory carving. The dancers were included in the scene of the
were a favorite subject because of dance. For example, there is a
their motion and because the shawl scene of a dancing holy man from
Watkins Will Play
For Union Friday
Plans for the regular Union dance
to be held Friday night and which
will feature Sammy Watkins and his
ri ationally prominent band are comn-
pleted, Union officials stated last
Executive council men in charge of
the dance emphasizedthe fact hat
there would be no tables in the ball -
room for the dance and that no res-
ervations could be taken for tables.
They said, however, that only a limit-
ed number of tickets would be placed
on sale, following a policy which was
inaugurated when an outside band
was brought in a few weeks ago.
The price of the dance Friday night
is the same as for any of the weekly
ADELPHI HOUSE TO MEET
Either a parliamentary drill or an
extemporaneous speech contest will
be held at the regular meeting of
the Adelphi House of Representatives,
men's forensic society, at 7:30 p.m.
tonight. Nomination of men for the
c-ices of the society for the second
semester will be held the following
week, according to Victor H. Weipert,
ALPHA GAMMA DELTA
Alpha Gamma Delta announces
the initiation last Saturday of Maur-
een Friar, '36Ed, Betty Jean Young,
'36SM, and Margaret Carlson, '38.
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