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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 1934,

THE MIC1IGAN DAILY

rAGE FIVE

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Annual Installation Banquet W ill

Be

Held In

League Tomorrow

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3Scholarships,
Other Awards
. To Be Given.
New Officers. To Assume
Council Positions; Honor
Groups To Tap
Program Announced
Dean Lloyd And Mr. Smith
Will Be The Principal
Speakers
The program for the annual Instal-
lation Banquet of the League, to be
held at 6 p.m. tomorrow, has been an-
nounced by Jean Seeley, '36, League
president.
After her announcement of the
theme of the banquet, Miss Seeley is
to introduce the five past presidents
of the League, who will be attending
as honored guests. Laura Jane Zim-
merman, '36, is to present the treas-
urer's report. She will be followed by
a trio, composed of Harriet Shackle-
ton, '38, Marilene Fingerle, '38, and
Shirl Crosman, '38, who will present
a number of songs.
Mr. Smith To Speak
Vice-President Shirley W. Smith
one of the main speakers on the pro-
gram is to be introduced by Miss See-
ley. Following his talk, Dr. Margaret
Bell will present the athletic activity
cup to the sorority or zone which has
been most prominent in athletics dur-
ing the year. Ruth Sonnanstine, '36
chairman of the merit system commit-
tee, will award a second activity cup
to the house or zone having gained
the greatest number of merit points.
After these addresses, Dean Alice
C. Lloyd will speak. Margaret His-
cock, '35, is to give a summary of thi
year's activities and will announce the
winners of the three new Ethel Mc-
Cormick Scholarship Awards, recently
created by the Undergraduate Coun-
cil.
At this point Miss Seeley is to in-
troduce Charlotte Rueger, '37, newly-
elected president of the League who
will announce the new members for
the 1937-1938 Undergraduate Coun-
cil. Brenda Parkinson, president of
the Women's Athletic Association, wil
announce the new W.A.A. officers and
board.
The evening's program will be con-
cluded when Mortarboard and Senio
Society, honor societies for senior
women, will hold their annual tap-
ping ceremonies. This will mark the
first time that Senior Society ha
held its annual tapping at the In-
stallation Banquet.
Seating Charts Posted
All women attending the banquet
are asked to go up the theatre stairs
and through the Ethel Fountain Hus-
sey Room where movies will be taker
of the general assemblage, the pat-
rons and the old and new council
These are to be the first of a series
of moving pictures of women's activ.
ities, to be taken during the remainde:
of this semester. They will be show
as a feature of next fall's orientatio
program.
Three seating charts for the ban
quet, one in the main lobby, one a
the head of the middle stairs and on
at the ballroom entrance, are to b
posted. It has been planned tha
all of the sorority women attendin
will be seated at separate tables ac
cording to their houses.
Anyone still wishing to make reser
vations for the affair should get i
touch with Maureen Kavanagh, '36
at Mosher-Jordan as soon as possible
Miss Seeley stated.

Prominent Jurist Declares Law
Profession Is Open To Women,

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By ELSIE A. PIERCE
There is an excellent field for wom-
en in some specialized divisions of
the legal profession, Mrs. Alice Al-
exander, director of the Corporation
and Securities Commission at Lan-
sing, said yesterday in an interview
after her address to the Ann Arbor
Alumnae Club.
"However, women setting up a gen-
eral practice, or going into criminal
law," she said, "are at a disadvantage,
not because they are less intelligent
than men, but because the situations
they must encounter are often dif-
ficult for a woman to handle."
Mrs. Alexander has attained an al-
most unprecedented goal, being the
second woman in the United States
to plead a case before the Supreme
I Court. She is recognized as one of
the most prominent women lawyers
in the country, although she never
attended law school.
Admitted To Bar In '28
In 1913 she became the first and
only woman secretary of the old cap-
'World Cruise
To Be Theme
Of Annual Ball
A world cruise is to be the theme of
thetannual Architects' Ball, which i
to take place Friday, May 8, in Bar-
bour Gymnasium, according to Rob-
ert Morris, '36, general chairman of
the dance. The winner of the theme
Scontest is Marcella Orr, '36, who will
receive a complimentary ticket to the
affair. Lillian Scott, also '36, was
awarded honorable mention for her
suggestion.
The balcony of the gymnasium is
s to be used as the railing of the ship,
and life preservers are going to be
thrown over the balcony in order to
make it have as much the appearance
of an actual liner as possible. Under-
neath the railing there will be false
portholes, behind which scenes from
the various countries to be visited on
the cruise, will be painted. Various
types of banners and signal flags are
to be strung overhead in order to
hide the ceiling of the gym. Smoke-
l stacks and ventilators will make the
band platform very realistic.
Costumes for the Architects' Ball
are optional, according to Morris,
r and although more than half of
r those who do attend usually do wear
fancy dress, it is not required as
many have thought in previous years.
s A poster contest is now in progress,
and will be judged by various profes-
sors in the architecture school. The
winner of this contest will likewise be
awarded a complimentary ticket to
t the 'dance.
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italized securities commission, and '
later became the first woman chief a
of that division. "My work made it I
necessary for me to learn a great g
deal of law, because I was dealing -
constantly with lawyers," she said.
As a result she studied law by her-
self, and was admitted to the Michi-
gan bar in 1928. Since her admis-
sion to the bar, Mrs. Alexander has
handled all the state's corporation
cases.
Mrs. Alexander first appeared be-
fore the Supreme Court in 1932,
when she pleaded the case of the
State of Michigan vs. the Detroit In-
ternational Bridge Co. The Bridge
Company had claimed that it should
be exempt from certain taxes be-
cause it was engaged in foreign com-
merce, while Mrs. Alexander ,as at-
torney for the state, maintained that
the mere collection of tolls for the
use of the bridge did not constitute
commerce.
Pleads Before Supreme Court
"It was the greatest moment of
my life," she said with quiet dignity
and self-assurance, "when Istepped
before Chief Justice Hughes with
my sponsor, General Ansell, and was
told that I was admitted to plead be-
fore the Court."
In commenting on the court, Mrs.
Alexander said that "it is the might-
iet and most majestic court in the
world." "However, the kindly and
disarming smile of Chief Justice
Hughes counteracts the aloof and
awe-inspiring atmosphere of the
I court," she continued, "and enables
the lawyers to feel at ease, so that
they may do their best."
Soviet Russia
To Be Topic Of
Hayden's Talk
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women will hold a supper
meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the
ballroom of the League. Prof. Jo-
seph R. Hayden will speak on "Re-
cent Observations in the Far East
and Soviet Russia," giving personal
experiences of his return trip from
the Philippines.
The International Relations com-
mittee of the association, under the
direction of Mrs. Albert Reeves, has
extended a special invitation to all'
Philippine students to attend, as the

alk will be of special interest to
hem.
Those who will be present are:
Guilermo Castreuce, Nicholas Grat-
ganta, Basiliso Gregorio, J. Jardini-
co, M. C. Juan, Dalmacia Niranda
and Mr. and Mrs. Gregorio Valasquez.
'his lecture is also open to any other
guests who may care to come.
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ZETA PSI
Zeta Psi entertained K large group
of its alumni at a formal banquet
last night, given in honor of Mr.
Ernest G. Hapgood, general secretary
of the national fraternity who is
spending several days with the local
chapter.

FAC'ULTY, WOMEN'S CLUB I ALPHA KAPPA ALPhA
The Bookshelf and Stage Section The Beta Eta chapter of the Alpha
of the Faculty Women's Club is meet- Kappa Alpha sorority announces the
ing at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the initiation of Jane Billups. '36; Marion
home of Mrs. Arthur Smith, 1008 Clark, '38: Thelma Crumpton, '37;
Oakland Avenue. Mrs. O. Stanley
Duffendack and Mrs. R. H. Upson and Inez Moore, Grad. A banquet
will act as hostesses. followed the formal ceremony.

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