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SUNDAY, JAN. 17, 1937




Union To Hold
First Of Buffet
Affair To Be Social Hour
For Faculty Members
And All Students
Campbell In Charge
Ballroom To Be Furnished
As Lounge; Game Halls
To Be Open To Women
The first Union buffet supper will
be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today in
the main dining room of the Union,
according to Howard M. Campbell,
'38, chairman of the supper.
Special invitations have been is-
sued to fraternities, sororities and
faculty members but all students
have been urged to attend. The sup-
pers are being sponsored by the
Union to afford a Sunday evening
social hour and a place to get to-
gether for supper. The scholastic
end, while important, is not being
stressed. Men are urged to bring
Ballroom To Be Open
The second floor ballroom will be
open after the supper and will be
furnished as a lounge for the use
of all guests. A radio will furnish
entertainment for those who wish
to spend the evening there. During
the evening all game rooms will be
open to women as well as men.
The supper will be served buffet
style and all food will be placed on
a long table in the center room. Wait-
ers will be stationed in the dining
room to serve coffee and dessert.
Dinner Will be 50 cents per person.
The plan for the weekly suppers
was proposed by the Student-Faculty
Relations Committee and will require
active cooperation of faculty and stu-
dent body to make it a success. The
idea was adopted from the same plan
which has been successfully worked
out in other clubs. Several instances
of this are Houston Hall, the Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania, Todd Union, the
University of Rochester, the Hart
House, the University of Toronto.
Monday Meetings Supplement
These Sunday evening buffet sup-
pers will be supplemented by a group
of coffee hour discussions to be held
at 4:30 p.m. each Monday. These
discussions will be very informal and
Frederick V. Geib, '38, co-director
of the meetings with Burton S. Well-
man, '38, hopes that students will
feel free to introduce themselves to
each other. The meetings will be or-
ganized along the lines of a "big bull
session," and will be free.

Spanish Influence {
Reflected In Hats
Of Various Styles,
Freedom, even folly, is the keynote
of hat fashions this season, with the1
Spanish influence dominating the
scene. No two hats are alike-
crowns are high, and crowns are low;
they are peaked and they are square.
Brims may be wide and straight, or 1
they may be rolled, and yet many are
coming in without any brims at all.
Reflecting the exciting, adventure-
some life in Spain are the sombreros
with their straight, wide brims and
their high square crowns, the tor-
eadors which remind one of bull-
baiting tournaments, the tambou-
rine-like models, and the flower-pot
chapeaus on the crowns of which
bloom silly flowers. In addition to
these styles, there are postman's
raps, pill-boxes, magi turbans, berets
falling over one eye as well as rest-
ing on the back of the head to pro-
duce the halo effect, and the ever
popular fedoras.
Colors are as extravagant as hats,
for one sees creations in red, green,
purple, purply-blue, yellow, and even
in pale greyish pink. A new orangy
shade is striking when combined with
navy-blue or black.
Mrs. Kennedy
Gets Alumnae
Council Post,
Panel Discussion Is Held
On Fellowships Led By
Dean Lloyd
Mrs. James Kennedy of Detroit
vas yesterday elected a member of
he board of directors of the Alumnae
'ouncil at one of the mid-year meet-
ngs of that body which have been
jeld for the last two days in Ann

Features Puff Sleeves Mrs. E. E. Slosson Recalls Experiences
As America's First Woman Chaplain
r- -



- The old organ wheezed to a whis-
per and stopped. If you had been
there, you would have found your
eyes wandering over the faces-of the
double quartet that had just finished
an excellent rendition, pausing a
minute to look at the monceled young
tenor on the end and then traveling
on to gaze at the slight feminine
figure in front who directed them.
It was a scene in the Wyoming;
State Penitentiary, Laramie, Wyo., in
the 1890's-the slight figure of Mrs.
E. E. Slosson, the first woman prison
- chaplain in America, who described
her experiences in an interview yes-



krbor, Mrs. Lucille B. Conger, execu-
ive secretary of the League, an-I
xounced last night.
The vacancy, which Mrs. Kennedy
illed was caused by the resignation
>f Mrs. Stuart Weaver of Monroe,
Ars. Conger said.
A panel discussion on "The Value
>f Fellowships and the Need of Them
it Michigan" was conducted at the
norning meeting by Dean Alice C.
.loyd. Participating in the discus-
sion were Miss Clara Roe, a teacher
>f history at Flint and a former
Ilumnae Council fellow who is work-
ng on her Ph.D.; Miss Marion Siney
>f Muskegon, who recently returned
prom Europe where she spent a year
n research work as a fellow of the
Social Science Research Council to
,omplete her doctorate here under
he Rackham Foundation Fund; and
Miss Violet Wu, a Barbour Scholar
t Michigan.
Miss Roe explained how difficult it
s to attain a graduate degree with-
>ut at least a year of free undirected
work which a fellowship provides.
Miss Siney, who is interested in the
,ause of neutrality, gave a talk
which centered about her studies in
Europe and of the value of fellow-
ships in permitting people who wish
to achieve a higher education to do
so without financial worries.
The value to oriental women of
scholarships and fellowships was
pointed out by Miss Wu.
Collegiate Sorosis announces the
pledging of Joan Hanson, '40, of
Minneapolis, Minn.

For semi-formal evening wear
this emhrodered-net frock, reflect-
ing the newest spring accents, is
just the thing. The roomy puff
sleeves are most flattering to the
shoulders and arms, and the full,
flaring skirt falls in extremely
graceful lines. The demure collars
and cuffs and the row of tiny but-
tons from neck to hem add thel
finishing touches to this attractive
Wedding Plans
Are Announced
Israel Wepman of Grand Rapids
has announced the engagement of
his daughter, Dorothy Fern, '37, to
Cyril Bernard Rill of Grand Rapids,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Rill of
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Rill is a
graduate of McGill University where
he was affiliated with Pi Lambda Phi.
The wedding will take place in July.
A party was given in honor of the
couple from 9 p.m. to midnight yes-
terday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis Coffman of Ann Arbor. It was
in the form of open house. Mr.
Coffman is a senior in the Law
Ruth V. Uren, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Uren of Ann Arbor, will be
married to Charles Lawrence Pace of
Detroit, at 8 p.m. Feb. 11 in the
League Chapel. Mr. Pace is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. William Pace of
She attended the University before
graduating from the Michigan State
Normal College.

Lives With Son
Mrs. Slosson now lives in Ann Ar-
bor with her son, Prof. Preston Slos-
son of the history department. Her
white hair belies the length of the
intensely interesting life she has led
and her twinkling eyes as she related
the episode of fulfilling chaplain's
duties for five years at a state pen-
itentiary made it seem as if it were
only yesterday.
Asked how she had received the po-
sition, she went on to tell how short-
ly after she and her husband, then
a professor of chemistry at the Uni-
versity of Wyoming, had moved to
the small town of Laramie, she had
been requested to lecture at the pen-
itentiary by the chaplain. Upon rec-
ommendation of the state, the pris-
oners had' been deprived of their oc-
cupational work such as rope-making
and carpenter work, so the chaplain
felt it his duty to furnish something
to help the men keep busy. He de-
cided to invite a group of lecturers to
give a series of talks in which the
men might be interested. Mrs. Slos-
son lectured twice to these men, both,
times on literature.
Interested In Books
"It was a little surprising how in-
terested they were in books, she
said. "The prison had a small li-
brary, the books in which were worn
to a frazzle by steady use. The pun-
ishment the men dreaded most was
the deprival of their library rights by
taking away their cards."
A short time later the chaplain left
and the warden, a hardy Scotchman,
decided to set a precedent by asking
the prisoners which one of the town
ministers, who had formerly offered
their services to them, they would
prefer for the next chaplain. To his
surprise the spokesman for the pris-
oners requested Mrs. Slosson. It was
only by repeated urging that the
warden decided to ask her.
"I told him I wasn't a minister,"
she said. "The only thing I had
ever done along that line was an oc-
casional sermon or two for the Con-
gregational minister who held serv-
ices in a small town near where I

used to visit my uncle. 'Aren't you a were admitted. One mild little c
good Christian?' he retaliated; so I ture had been with her husband w:
accepted, and after some hesitation he was shot down by an enemy
embarked upon my unknown position the cattle men-sheep men war t
with some trepidation." was so common to that part of
Selected As Chaplain West. She had picked up the;
At that time, even a masculine that her husband dropped as
chaplain was an experiment and the slumped and shot his opponent.
duties differed somewhat from those husband lived but she was sent
of today, Mrs. Slosson explained. prison for life. However, petit
When asked if she ever had to 'walk soon brought about her release.
down the last mile,' probably the Supported Woman Suffrage
most familiar of a chaplain's duties
to the average person, she replied in Mrs. Slosson was born as May P
the negative. Her only obligation ton in Ilion, N. Y. in the Moh
was to hold services every Sunday valley. At the age of 13 she
afternoon. These services she con- came dissatisfied with her I
ducted herself, informally, in the school work and was permitted
chapel for Catholic and Protestant enter Hillsdale College. She was
alike. Usually on Wednesday and on probation to see if the exp
frequently at other times she held ment would be successful and a
visiting hours and soon grew to know was proved so, was allowed to
each of the 200 men. ish her college course there. A
-ne oher graduation she transferred
Her friends warned her to expect Cornell University where she
all sorts of denials of their guilt fromC.i.r
the convicts, but in all her experience cialized in literature and philos
she received only. one. Many of the and walked up in June, 1880, at
cases were life imprisonment. Many age of 21, to receive the first P]
of temen, sheae ain, were well as far as is known, granted t
of the men, he exlaine , wwomanllin the United States and
educated and had committed only whain tewrd
one offense.h-w
One a University Graduate Although there had been some
"The young man who sang tenor pleasantness connected with
so vigorously," she recalled, "was a presence of women in co-educati
graduate of the University of Penn- schools a few years previous, t
sylvania who was sentenced to prison was none at Cornell when she
for forgery shortly after he grad- there, she stated. There wer
uated." girls in an enrollment of 5,000
"The men as a whole were inter- the professors and male stud
ested in anything we suggested and seemed to want to help them
entered into programs and holiday along. The president, Dr. An
celebrations with vigor. One in- D. White, was very kind and allc
mate who entered while I was there none of the professors to mak
was an Indian who could speak no
English but who was sentenced for
the murder of his squaw. I don't
believe his expression changed more-
than five times during his entire sen-
tence. I remember one Fourth of
July celebration particularly, his first
in the prison. A pageant had been
arranged and the boys decked him in
native attitre and placed him among
the decorations. During the entire
ceremony he didn't move an inch
and one visitor even inquired as to
where we had picked up the wooden PRINTS
In five years only three women

y in
t to
d to
as it
to a
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Main at Libert,


any harder for the girls ;n an effort
to discourage them.
Soon afterward she married Dr. E.
E. Slosson, a young professor who,
had received his M.A. in Chemistry at;
the University of Kansas and later.
obtained his Ph.D. at the University;
of Chicago. After twelve years at.
Laramie, the Slossons and their two
small sons moved to New York City
where Dr. Slosson became a professor
at Columbia. Later he became asso-
ciate editor of "The Independent"
and the author of, among other>
books, the familiar "Creative Chem-
istry",and "Great American Univer-.
Born In Ilion, N.Y.
Smilingly she confessed that while
her husband lectured at Columbia,
she herself lectured considerably in
vigorous support of woman suffrage.
"American women have just about
everything they want now," she said.
From the home in New York her
son Preston pursued his studies and
received his Ph.D. in history at Co-
lumbia. After graduation he became,
for a time, literary editor of "The
Independent" and the author of sev-
eral books, among them "The Decline
of the Chartist Movement."
"I enjoy history, of course," she
said, smiling in the direction of her
son who was buried behind a "Na
tional Geographic," "and also poetry
and fiction. She does not enjoy mod-
ern poetry as a whole but admires
Robert Frost along with John Mase-
field, W. W. Gibson and other Eng-
lish poets. Amy Lowell she classes
as excelling in nothing but the de-

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bloom on these new
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ly splashed on dark back-
grounds to make their
colors stand out richly.





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of ours, but one that isn't alto-
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there will be a good bit of that
well-known practice of learning
the semester's work in one eve-
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there will be more cramming a
huge amount of fun into a limited
space of time--not a bad idea,
I say, not bad!
ACCESSORIES to having fun,
my fine friends, as you know only
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spring prints in silks and satins
are appearing-Oh! and there
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of red and white in polka-dots
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just think how long you will look
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Your hair certainly doesn't NEED
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- one that will retexture your
hair (now there's an idea- let's
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