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November 29, 1936 - Image 5

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Ruthvens Invite
Student Groups
To Attend Tea
Betty Gatward In Charge;
Members Of Committee
To Serve As Hostesses
President and Mrs. Alexander G.
Ruthven are to -open their home to
students in the second in this year's
series of bi-monthly undergraduate
teas, to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wed-
nesday, 't was announced by Harriet
Heath, '37, chairman of the League
social committee.
Although all students on campus
are invited to attend, special invita-
tions have been issued to various
groups on campus. Those who are
to be special guests are Alpha Chi
Omega, Alpha Omicron Pi and Pi
Beta Phi sororities; Delta Tau Delta,
Delta Upsilon, LambdahChi Alpha,
Theta Delta Chi and Theta Xi fra-
ternities and Helen Newberry Resi-
Betty Gatward, '38, chairman of a
sub-committee in charge of Ruthven
teas, is to arrange the reception.
Those who are to preside at the tea
tables will be announced later, Miss
Heath said.
Members of the social committee
are to assist President and Mrs. Ruth-
ven. The receiving line will form in
the living room and the entire first
floor of the house, including the con-
servatory, is to be open to the stu-
dents. Tea and cake will be served
in the dining room.
Graduate Bowline
All graduates who posted scores in
the bowling alleys of the Women's
Athletic Building for the Graduate
Bowling Club will be notified of the
club team on which they have been
placed, according to Miss Hilda Burr.
Arrangements are being made for
match games between these teams
and several Ann Arbor bowling teams.


Play Reading ClubCg
To Have Meeting Will Be I
The play-reading section of the
Faculty Women's Club will meet at At Leag
2:30 p.m: Tuesday in the Alumnae
Room of the League. Mrs. R. H.
Kingery is to be in charge. Tickets On So
Those who wil lassist Mrs. Kingery
as hostesses are: Mrs. W. B. Ford,!Articles of
Mrs. K. E. Geiger, Mrs. Paul A. Leidy, Women's A
Mrs. Carl Weller, Mrs. R. L. Morri-

Outfits First Year Women Take Stand


ue Fair r
ale For Ten they3
Men's And durin
pparel quest
pive g

On Defterred Rushing Problem
ould you be in favor of deferred of 210 replies 149 were in favor of de-
ng until the second semester of I ferred rushing and 70 were opposed
ear, provided no freshmen would A story containing complete statis-
le to be rushed or pledge a house tics on the questionnaires is printed
g the first period?" The above on page one of today's issue of The
ion was asked to a representa-1 Daily. Opinions on both sides of the
roup of freshman women. Out question are quoted below.

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son, Mrs. Waler A. Reicnert, ivirs. Tickets for the raffle of men's and
George Moore, Mrs. Philip Jay and women's clothing which is to take
Mrs. J. L. Markley.nn
place Saturday night in the Ethel





Following the meeting tea will be " s"° " _ ___
served. Mrs. Markley and Mrs. Ford Fountain Hussey Room at the League 1. "Either second year or second
are to pour. Fair are now on sale. semester rushing, with suitable rules
The name of the play to be read The five articles of women's ap- about sorority contacts in the time
has not been announced. parel which are to be raffled are a when there is no rushing. College is
formal gown, an afternoon date too much of a social whirl and * * *
dress, a velvet evening wrap, a pair! rushing emphasizes all the wrong
FroshVomnen of chiffon velvet lounging pajamas things those first important few
and a sports set consisting of a I weeks. I don't think I'll ever settle
Favor Delayed wseater, skirt, tie pinscarf, socks, down now-not like I might have
mittens and belt. Localshops ardone, I mean."
contributing the various outfits. 2. "Deferred rushing is a wonder-
Rushing Plans Five men's clothing stores will al- ful idea in my opinion. Now I wish
so have articles in the raffle. They sometimes that I had stayed inde-
(Continued from Page 1) are to be a top hat and white evening pendent-it was all such confusion
scarf, a lounging robe, a pair of silk: during those very first weeks of
igwIpajamas and slippers, an electric hool. If rushing had been deferred
ing were deferred a semester. Crit- pajamasith ad lier, shaing elct I don't think I'd have even cared
icism was expressed, however, con- razor with a leather shaving case, a about pledging so much."
cerning" the statement made in the short sports coat in the new spring;
question thatsno freshman wouldtbe style and a sports outfit of leather 3. "Deferred rushing until second
able to be rushed at all during the jacket, slacks and gloves. semester with one night a week for
first term. Numerous women sug- If an article of clothing does not sororities to rush, and no pledging or
gested that the quiet period be dis- fit the person who wins it, it may be promising until second semester."
pensed with and that informal rush- taken back to the store and ex- 4. "I do feel that deferred rush-
ing be held during the initial semes- changed for the proper size, accord- ing would give new students a chance
ter, with formal rushing and pledging ing to Irene Sartor, '38A, general to get adjusted to the University in
taking place the second part of the chairman of the Fair. An effort will the first semester, before they arel
school year. be made to find the possessor of the asked to make a choice between
One of the chief criticisms of the winning tickets if they are not pres- sororities."
present system, and a point in favor ent at the raffle, Miss Sartor said. 5. "Somehow the rushees should
of the deferred plan, was the fact that Tickets, costing 25 cents, are on have a way of knowing each other
rushees would have an opportunity to sale at the League and Union desks, before they pledge. For. after all,
become better acquainted with each sororities and dormitories, or may be they're the girls you're going to have
other as well as with the members obtained from Ruth Friedman, '38, or to live with."
of the sororities. Too, the freshman Miss Sartor. 6. "I would have informal rushing
women would have a chance to ac- The Hussey Room is to be trans- by the sororities during the first
custom themselves to campus life and formed into the "Alix Salon" for the semester with no pledging until the
get a better start in their studies, be- event. The panelled walls are to be second semester n
fore being rushed and pledged by a covered with white to carry out the 7o "Deferred rushing until second
house._red and white color scheme. The semester. Elimination of silence
clothing is to be artistically displayed rule. Monthly teas by sororities."
<->X<->=<- <- 0 =->0 throughout the room and at one end 8. "I might suggest that all of
a sales paddock is to be erected where the sororities hold open house for a
Christm as (the raffle will take place, week or so, but with invitations sent
also, so that there would be an op-
andkerniefs Graduates Invited rni for those girls interested in
pledging to really meet the various
sororities of their choice and the
for EVERYONE To Square Dance ; sororities could also meet girls who
Variety of Unusual Styles I would interest them. Then the pres-
PRINTS SOLID COLORS A program of American square ent rushing system could be carried
dancing in the southern style, will be out for the remaining weeks. Or,
White with Bright Borders held from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in rushing could be postponed entirely
Plain White Barbour Gymansium. . after these first teas until the second
Zen's - Women's - Children's Miss Hilda Burr, of the athletic semester giving us freshmen a
department, is general chairman and chance to establish ourselves scholas-
NABLY PRICED will be assisted by Miss Virginia tically before too much socially."
Peasley and Miss Dorothy Beise, who 9. "No formal rushing for at least
ENJ SH01are in charge of the program. the first two months. Perhaps in-
The dance is being held in an ef- formal rushing, informal teas and
ARCADE fort to establish a graduate recrea- l occasional dinners and then formal
tional club. Faculty members and I concentrated rushing the second
X==o ==>)co~o X=0. their wives are invited to attend semester."

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1. "To wait for a whole semester
before any rushing to take place
would give too much leeway for il-
legal rushing and also eliminates the
sorority's ability to aid those new to
2. "I believe that rushing should
last for a month and that there
should be at least three days to de-
cide on pledging."
3. "Last year I attended another
college where the system of rushing
included a closed and open season.
Open (formal) rushing did not begin
until about a month after school
started, and it last three weeks. It
was very satisfactory."
4. "A short period for rushing
would do just as well as deferred
rushing or the three weeks period
and would not be quite as nerve-
racking or long-drawn out."
5. "I believe the present system is
satisfactory. There was opportunity
to study between dinners and for
freshmen who have so much to do
(orientation lectures, health lec-
tures), it was especially satisfactory."
6. "The same attitude would
probably be there on the part of the
rushees and actives at the end of the
deferred period. The strain would
last too long."
7. "I would advise abolishing the
silence period and let rushees speak
to sorority girls. Thus they could
know the girls better. Rules would
have to be made forbidding teas, etc.,
but I do not think many girls would
be influenced by sorority girls speak-
ing to them. College girls are old
enough to know when they are being
pushed int something."
8. "Informal rushing for the first
two weeks would be better. And then
about two weeks of formal rushing all
in the first semester."
9. "Have informal rushing first
semester with no girl able to pledge
any house."
10. "Not if there wasn't any
rushing during that semester. How
could one meet the sorority girls if
there were no teas, dinners and
dances, at which to get, at least,
Miss Richter,
Mr. Onderdonk
Wed In Detroit
Graduates Of University
Speak Vows At Formal
Christ Church of Detroit was the
scene last night of the most out-
standing Detroit weddings of the
season when Miss Ernestine Richter,
daughter of Judge Theodore J. Rich-
ter and Mrs. Richter, of Detroit, be-
came the bride of William Gardner
Onderdonk, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Lawrence Onderdonk, of Winnetka,
Miss Richter, who is affiliated with
Alpha Phi soroity, graduated from
the University in 1934. Mr. Onder-
donk, a member of the class of 1936,
is affiliated with Psi Upsilon fra-
Miss Marguerite Richter, sister of
the bride, was maid of honor, and
the Misses Florence Bingham and
Katherine Schmelzer, both of Sag-
inaw, served as bridesmaids. The
Rev. Harry Olsen read the service.
The bride was attractively gowned
n a white velvet dress worn by her
mother at her wedding. The bride's
ister wore a white dress interwoven
with silver threads. The bridesmaids
wore white velvet accented by cor-
sages of poinsettias.

Mr. Onderdonk was attended by
his father as best man. Among the
ushers were Donald Lahey, of Chi-
cago, Arthur Emerson, of Highland
Park, Ill., and Karney Garrison, of
The couple will make their home
in Evanston, Ill.




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Silk Beauties
. ..are strolling forth for Christmas
"Nities" Pajamas Dance Sets
Panties Slips
SOFT LUSCIOUS SATIN . . . you'll notice first ,
in our "undie" department . . and you'll be
attracted too by exquqisite Alencon lace .".
and there are tailored things . . . to give you
a wide choice range for your early Christmas
- Sleek, flowing pure-dye silk satin in "Nities"
that look like the EVENING dresses that in-
spired them. Choose tailored or lacy styles or
choose something in prints.
$1.95 to $5.95
4.. Others to $10.95
In all their Christmas loveliness . . tailored
"Barbazon" slips . . . tea rose and white .
found in satin dasche $3.00. Dainty lace trims
$3.95. Others at $2.00 and $2.25.
DANCE SETS found in both tailored and lace /
- ;Ra"$1.95 - $2.95 and more ~
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Beautifully Trimmed
with Alencon Lace

Crushed Rose

Tea Rose

Small - Medium - Large




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