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Section Three


fIUr igan


Society and News

Dean Lloyd Will Open Orientation Lecture Series Ton?


The Trimrose Tath
"The primrose path to dalliance" ad libbed Shapespeare. And then to
amplify his idea he added:
"Look thou be true, do not give dalliance
Too much rein."
Then Webster's New International Dictionary (bound in fine calf) took
over, defined primrose as "also--flowery or gay" and dalliance as "(From
Dally,) Act of dallying: specif. a Talk; chat; gossip; light, familiar or serious
discourse. Obs. b Trifling; play. c Esp., amorous or wanton play, etc."
But perhaps that definition is too scholarly. In more simple terms, the
Primrose Path has often been referred to as the least direct and most
pleacant to one's reward. It is crowded with laughter, color and tears. It is
never boring. It is the stage on which many of you will strut and fret;
you will find it a happy place, and you will probably disregard the signs
warning you not to pick the flowers.
"The Primrose Path" as you may read it in these columns, therefore, will
strive to be more than a microscopically thin veneer of printers ink on inex-
pensive pulp paper. It will be the background for your meanderings and
cavortings, and your shadows will dance on it for a while and then fade
away. And, of course, it will show you your names in print, and you'll
love it.
We will try to present a broad, bright picture of the social side of campus
life, and if you find the picture complete and true, we shall have accom-
plished our purpose.
Women On Hunt .. .
The walls of the League echoed and re-echoed Friday night with the
sound of tramping feet . . . you bumped into everyone you knew and
hundreds that you didn't know for the freshmen Scavenger Hunt was the
main event on the program . . . from the guest room on the fourth floor
to the laundry in the basement the building was filled with racing groups
of eager "hunters" . . . each woman carried a long railroad ticket and
had it stamped at every station. . . It was a grand way to become acquaint-
ed with the League and the prize was more than worth the effort .. .
At the Beauty Parlor . . . where you received a clever red card with'
a jingle on it . . . we noticed Barbara Jean Backus crowding up to the1
front with Margaret Ford . .. Jane Nussbaum had just finished that sta-
tion and raced past as we came in . . . From there you climbed two flights of,
stairs to the library . : . Katherine MacIvor and Ruth Laing came out
proudly bearing another card stamped on their "tickets" as a souvenir of
the book-oom ...
The groups found difficulty locating the rehearsal room on the first1
floor . . . It is tucked back in a corner behind the check room . . . Betty,
Whitney was there to greet them when they finally found it and added ai
yellow circle to their programs . . . right across the hall Helen Purdy put1
a University seal along with the rest of the things and explained the costume
room to the newcomers . . . they didn't stay very long though for the nextE
station was way up on the third floor .. . Jo-Anne Kimmel explained
the Alumnae Room to the breathless groups as they entered and hurriedly
left again. . . down to the first floor and the cafeteria . . . up to the chapel
the Ethel Fountain Hussey room . .. down to the shower room . . .
next-door to the laundry . . it went on and on and finally the Main
Dining Room was visited and the last little red card graced the long railroadi
tickets. . . the last stop on the program was the Silver Grill. . . and no one1
had any difficulty finding it . ..,
Spoils To The victors...
When the first groups arrived the doors were still closed for thei
freshmen were much better acquainted with the League than the upper-
classmen imagined . . . three groups crowded in the door together and
raced for the far end of the room where Gretchen Kanter and Jacqueline
Kolle sat ready to give the winners their little silver tickets . . . the ensuing
scene more than faintly resembled a bargain basement sale . . . The crowdF
was over ten deep around the table and programs flew in all directions .. .
Out from the crowd scrambled ten victorious freshmen to receive their
prizes . . a pictorial map of Ann Arbor . . . Ellen Thompson, Rhea Jane
Easton, Janice Friedman, Barbara Guest, Dorothy Nichols, and Wilma Cope
were some of the proud winners . ..
After the treasure hunt there was a mixer in the League ballroom . . .
We had a chance to meet many of the newcomers there and renew acquaint-
ances of last year . . . Carmelita Hatch and Betty Brooks were there . . .
Pauline Telhurst, Mary Ellen Thomas and Adelaide Mason were some of
the others . . . and now for some of the upperclassmen . . . Jean Hatfieldt
... chairman of Orientation which came to a successful close with Fri-
day night's program . . . stood discussing the week's events with Maryl
Louise Willoughby who planned the Treasure Hunt .. . Gretchen Lehmann
who has spent the week making charts for the dinners and taking attendance
at all the affairs announced proudly that over five hundred guests attended
the Friday night dinner ...l
Back To The Union...
And now that we have the freshmen all carefully oriented into our
intellectual and social life on campus we pass on to the first Friday night]
of the school year . . . Many people gathered in the Rainbow Room to7
pMck up the threads that they reluctantly laid down last June . . . The con-
versation ran along the same line no matter where you were . . . "How are
you," ... "Did you have a nice vacation?" . .. no matter how they started
they all ended "Isn't it great to be back?" ...
Some of the couples we noticed in the Union were Harriet Heath and'
Stek McCallum . . . Charlotte Hamilton and Dick Mavis . . . Ginny

Eaglesfield and John Strayer . . . and Bill Struve and Betty Miller.
Everyone gathered in groups between the dances and talked over the sum-
mer. . . We saw Betty Shaffer and Steve Mason and Adeline Singleton and
Walt Jensen . . . and then in another spot, Betty Hunter and John Freese
..The tables that used to line the walls of the Rainbow Room haven't
been placed yet this, year but there are promises that they will be back
before long giving everyone a place to gather during the intermission . . .
Betty Gatward and Frank Dannemiller greeted Hope Hartwig and Jack
Betcher as they passed . . . and then a few others . . . Eleanor French
and Ross Faulkner. . . Jane O'Ferrall and Wemmer Gooding... Jane Lord
and Bob Garrels . . . and Jane Hardy and Hal Blackburn ...
And now we bid you farewell until next week . . . rushing will probably
keep you busy all week . . . and we will see you at the football game on
Saturday ... Until then ...

Faculty Trips
Cover Globe
This Summer
Dean Bursley And Family
Tour New England States
And Canada On Vacation
Dr. Moore Inspects
Bells For Carillon
Dean E. H. Kraus Gathers
Information For Book
On EuropeanVisit
Faculty members this summer spent
a varied and interesting summer,
travelling as far east as the Orient
and as far west as the Pacific coast.
Dean and Mrs. Joseph A. Bursley,
and their daughters, Rebecca and
Marjorie, toured the New England
states and Canada during the latter
part of the summer, going to Boston,
Cape Cod and the Gaspe Peninsula.
Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Moore of the
Music School spent part of the time
in England, where Dr. Moore inspect-
ed plans for the carillon whieh is to
be set up at the University during the
coming year. Upon returning he
went up to his summer cottage at
Omena, Mich. Another member of
the music school who passed the sum-
mer in Europe was Dr. Charles Sink
who visited Germany, France and the
Scandinavian countries.
Slosson Goes East
Dean Edward H. Kraus travelled in
Europe in quest of information for
the revision of one of his books, on
which he is now working. His tour
took him to Paris, Czechoslovakia,
Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, and
England-particular points of inter-
est in the latter country being Oxford
and Cambridge. He described his trip
as being "most strenuous but most
Prof. Preston Slosson of the history
department taught summer school at
the University until late Augst, and
then went down to Richmond, Va.
He later went to Tower Hill, Mich.,
where he gave a series of four lec-
tures before the conference of Con-'
gregational Ministers which met'
Another faculty member to take a
trip after summer school was over
was Prof. J. L. Brumm of the jour-
nalism department. After spending
a few days on the west coast, he visit-
ed his son at Berkeley, Calif., and
then went on to Pocatello, Idaho and
Yellowstone National Park. While
in California he visited Hollywood and;
was shown through the MGM stu-
dios by director Boquet ,to whom he
submitted several plays for consider-
Studies Porto Rican Politics
Prof. Emiliado Mercado of the
Spanish department travelled by auto
to New York the early part of the
summer, and from there went by
boat to Puerto Rico. He spent much
of his time on the southern part of
the island at Juana Diaz, and came
back with some very interesting re-
ports concerning the economic and
political conditions of the island.
Dean Alfred H. Lovell of the En-
gineering college attended the annual
summer conference of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers in!
Pasadena, Calif: He then toured
Yosemite National Park and the Lake
Tahoe country on his return trip to
Ann Arbor. Prof. Hammett of
the Architectural School was another
European visitor for the greater part
of the summer, while Prof. Arthur E.
Boak and his family spent their va-
cation in northern Michigan.

Hygiene Talks
S tart Monday
For Freshmen
The series of six hygiene lectures,
a compulsory course given annually
for the incoming freshman women,
is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct.
5 and continue for the five following
Mondays, it was announced recently
by the Women's Physical Education
Dr. Margaret Bell and Dr. Helena
Schutz will be the speakers for the
course. Two of the lectures will be
given over to diet, two to sex, one
to posture and exercise and one to
the prevention of disease.
Althonurh there are nn orrdit nint.,

First Meeting Of Year Is Attended By League council


The heads of the various leading women's groups on campus which compose the representative body
known as the League Council held their initial meeting of the year at 4 p.m. yesterday in the Under-
graduate office of the League. Jewel W. Wuerfel, '37, women's editor of The Daily, is also a member of the
group which was introduced to the freshmen women at one of the Orientation dinners held last week.

Wedding~s Are
Made Known
The number of engagements and
weddings of University students rose
surprisingly during the summer and
early fall.
Most recent of the engagements was
that of Nancy Quirk, '37, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Quirk, De-
troit, and Mennen Williams, '36, sonj
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry P. Williams,
Detroit. Miss Quirk is affiliated with
Collegiate Sorosis and is a member
of the present senior class. Williams
graduated from Law School last June
and was a member of Phi Gamma
Delta fraternity. No plans have been
made for the wedding.
Another engagement recently an-
nounced was that of Lorien Saxon
Finch, daughter of Prof. and Mrs.
Frank R. Finch, Ann Arbor, and
George Robert Bowland, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William E. Bowland, Men-
don, Ohio. Miss Finch is a member
of Alpha Chi Omega
August 27 was the date of the wed-
ding of Mary Louise Wademeyer,
daughter of Mrs. William Walter
Wedemeyer, and Stephen A. Mc-
Carthy son of Mr. ahd Mrs. S. J. Mc-
Carthy, Minnesota. The couple are
living in Chicago where McCarthy is
the librarian at the University of
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Modernistic Motifs
Mark New League
Grill Decorations
New decorations for the League
Silver Grill which is to open Friday
night, have been announced by Char-
lotte D. Rueger, '37, president of the
A large mirror is to cover the en-
tire back of the bandstand and all
the panels are to be mirrored also.
There will be modernistic lamps in
the balcony and the entire ballroom
{ will be illuminated by flood lights
I from two corners of the room which
will reflect on the ceiling in a huge
The bandstand has been rebuilt
and an extra tier has been added
to the original two. The piano has
been moved to the center of the
I stand in order that Charlie Zwick,
leader of the League band, who spe-
cializes in piano numbers, may lead
1 his group from that instrument. A
mirror has been placed over the piano
from the keyboard to the music rack
to that the dancers may watch the
pianist's hands.
Special flower arrangements have
been planned for the opening eve-
ning. Fifty cents worth of food will
be allowed in the ticket price as usual.
Dances will be held from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. Friday night and from '9
p.m. to 12 midnight Saturday.

Kirche, Kuche Und Kinder' Is
Revived Under Nazi Swastika

1936 Graduates(T
Are Now Active
In Professions
Teaching, Coaching, Law
Are Vocations Chosen Byt
Recent Alumni
Last year's graduates have joinedt
the ranks of the employed and have
taken their places in the world of
teaching and business. Few of them1
have strayed far from the state of1
Michigan to find jobs.
Florence Harper is in Northville,t
teaching school where she bears the
responsibility of sponsoring the
school paper and numerous other
scholastic activities. Adelaide Crow-
ell is doing filing work in a Detroit#
business concern and Marjorie Spen-
cer is greeting the patrons of the Bell 1
Telephone Company who come in to
complain, while Betty Chapman is
doing her bit for the Detroit Edison1
Many Teach School1
Mary Robinson and Barbara Lutz1
are both teaching in Mt. Morris;i
Julie Kane amuses numerous smallt
charges daily at the Detroit Chil-
dren's Aid and Dorothy Utley is
learning how to become a businessl
woman at school in Detroit, and
Peggy Duggan has a position in the
Detroit Museum of Arts.
Among the group who have strayed;
as far as New Jork are Josephine
McLean, former women's editor. of
The Daily, who is living with her;
sister; George Atherton, who is
working for Vicks Vaporub, Mar-
jorie Morrison is at present employed
at Lord and Taylor's; Dorothy Gies,
who is at Columbia on a scholarship;
Marybelle Bouchard who holds a po-1
sition at the Congressional library
there; Marian Edgerton, who is in
Bergdorf Goodman's and, according
to rumor, was pronounbed an intel-
ligent girl by the Queen of Spain.
Josephine Hadley has a scholarship
and is doing art research at Carnegie
Institute and Joyce Black is attend-
ing Pratt Institute,ta school of inter-
ior decorating. Betty Furbeck is at
Katherine Gibbs' secretarial school.
Renner At Yale
Russell Anderson is working for
Hearst in Pittsburgh and was one of
eight chosen for the job. William
Renner is on the coaching staff at
Yale and William Dixon is employed
in the Dow Chemical Company in
Midland. Mary Jane Pardee is ptudy-
ing at the National School of Educa-
tion in Evanston, Ill.
Margaret Buell is in Marshall
Fields in Chicago and Grace Bartling,
former president of Kappa Delta and
recently married is living in this city.
Jean Seeley is studying music at
the University and Betty Sinclair,
Peggy Van Vleck, Janet Jackson,
Elizabeth Allen, Gertrude Sawyer
and Sally Pierce who is also assist-
ing in the speech department, are all
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College Is
Freshman Women To Hear
Charlotte Rueger Discuss
'Your University'
Attendance Will Be
Compulsory For All
Miss Chockley, McClusky
To Appear Before Next
Meeting On Oct. 7
Dean Alice C. Lloyd will open the
freshman women's orientation lec-
ture series at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
Lydia Mendelssohn theatre, according
to Jean Hatfield, '37, who is in charge
of Orientation. Attendance will be
compulsory, Miss Hatfield said.
"College Conduct" will be the text
of Miss Lloyd's talk which is to be
similar to that addressed to former
freshman classes. Last year Miss
Lloyd emphasized the need for the
consideration of others, cooperation,
good manners, conservative dress, and
also gave an enlightening talk on the
subjects of sororities and rushing. She
said that the standards of college con-
duct really depend upon the fresh-
man women of the University.
Honesty, Miss Lloyd stated, is im-
portant in the incoming students' at-
ttude toward college work. "It is the
very basis of good living, and to
swerve in the slightest degree from
such a standing is a denial of educa-
tion itself," she said.
Honesty Emphasized
"Be sure that when you leave the
University it will be a better place for
those who follow because you have
been there" Miss Lloyd continued.,
Charlotte Rueger, '37, president of
the League, will also speak tomorrow
afternoon. Miss Rueger plans to de-
scribe the unusual features of campus
life in her talk, "Your University."
Prominent men and women, fields of
research, and unique subjects which
the University has to offer will be
The lecture series, which will con-
tinue for a number of weeks, is being
conducted in a different manner from
that of former years. Two speeches
are to be given at every lecture, each
lasting a half hour.
Other Speakers Announced
Following the talks tomorrow, the
lectures will continue to be held each
consecutive Wednesday. Dr. Howard
McClusky, professor of educational
psychology, will speak on "Comprom-
ising Intellectual and Social Activi-
ties." Maryanna Chockley, '37, chair-
man of the Judiciary Council, will ad-
vise on "How to Budget Time and
Money." These two talks are to take
place on the same afternoon.
"Intellectual and Cultural Oppor-
tunities" will furnish the text of Prof.
Bennett Weaver's talk. Professor
Weaver is of the English department.
Dean Lloyd is scheduled to speak at
another lecture in the series. The
subject of her second talk will be
based on "Personality and Values."
Prof. Paul Mueschke of the English
department has also been asked to
talk to the freshman women. The
text of his speech has not yet been
decided upon.
Attendance Is Urged
All freshmen are urged by Miss
Hatfield to attend the series of lec-
tures because attendance is to be

taken and also because of the credit
which is to be given to those having
a perfect attendance record.
One merit point will be awarded
to each freshman having a 100 per
cent record. These merit points are
recorded in the Undergraduate Office
of the League. They are used for fu-
ture reference in regard to women
seeking parts in extra-curricular ac-
The merit point system is a recent
method adopted by the League and
has proved very successful. It is in
this way that the women are chosen
to fill the important positions in the
League and on the League Council.
"How to Study" lectures will also
be held for those students who need
them. A new test was added this
year to the customary English and
psychology tests for freshmen to dis-
cover which incoming students need
this additional help. These lectures
must be attended, Miss Hatfield said.
Any others who d'eire th a da


(EDITOWS NOTE Miss Gies spent
last year in Germany as a graduate
studentaat the University of Heidelberg
and is enrolling in the graduate school
here this semester.)
Supposedly the age of enlighten-
ment has not yet dawned for women
in Germany, and according to report'
the time-honored,. pre-war proverb is
once more being shouted to glory
under the swastika of the Nazis. The
good old saying was the place of
women was in the home, and more
specifically, in the "Kirche und
Kuche" taking care of the "Kinder."
As far as I was able to see--and I
lived with almost every type of Ger-
many family-the German frau
spends astonishingly little time in the
kitchen, and still less in the church;
there are few families even in the
simplest circumstances who have not
at least one maid, and if they have
more than three children they are a
great exception.
Servants Do Housework
Most German girls grow up in the
most blissful ignorance of the in-
tricacies of a household-the maid
usually has most of the dusting done
by the time daughter gets up, and
the cook won't be bothered when she
can do it better herself. So when
daughter finishes high school at
ahn,+ PAbfPno an .h ~ ana nioffto

the fine art of baking tarts and in-
itialing the linen for her hope chest.'
You know exactly what class you
belong to, and you contentedly live
within your income, run no bills, and
don't buy on the installment plan.
If you're the wife of a fairly well-
to-do official you have a rather
pleasant life, scolding your maid now
and then, bringing up your children,
and sitting by and knitting evenings
while your husband reads the "Volks-
gemeinschaft." Life is very leisure-
ly, and not too exciting. You don't
have an automobile, of course, unless
your husbanid is quite wealthy. There'
are so many other things to spend'
your money on, and then walking is
very healthful.
Advertises For Husbands
In America we're apt to think it
rather catty if jealous females whis-
per maliciously-oh, she's just out for
a man. It's supposed to be a little
weak-iinded, if not down-right in-
decent either to "go out for" or "sit
and wait for" a man. But that's
the logical thing in Germany. No-
body makes any hypocritical bones
about it, and if sitting and waiting
doesn't work, you put an ad on the
back page of the evening paper-"At-
tractive girl, young, slender, fond of
children, flowers, and animals, wishes

Zwick Band Picked
To Play At League
Charlie Zwick, '39, and his band
will open the season at the Silver Grill
Friday night in the League ballroom.
This summer Zwick played four weeks

WAA Field Hockey
Practices To Begin
According to Miss Marie Hartwig,
faculty sponsor of women's intra-
mural hockey, open practices for all
students will take place from 4:15 to

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