THE MICHIGAN DAILY
To Be Honored
Dinners And Teas Planned
For Festival Week-End
Many of the houses prefer to en-
tertain their parents during May'Fes-
tival rather than over Mother's Day,
as is evidenced by the fact that nu-
merous house parties, teas and din-
ners are being held this week-end.
Acacia is holding a parent's day to-
morrow and will entertain at dinner,
after which all will go to the Inter-
fraternity Sing. Vernon Poest, '40E,
is in charge. Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha
Gamma Delta, and Alpha Phi will
also hold dinners for both mothers
and fathers, tomorrow.
Members of Beta Theta Pi are turn-
ing over the chapter house to their
mothers this week-end. Today, they
will give a picnic luncheon followed
by a program, and a formal dinnerI
will be held tonight. Tomorrow morn-
ing the residents of Betsy Barbour,
House will honor their mothers with
To Entertain At Dinner
Chi Omega will entertain the
mothers at dinner tomorrow. Colle-
giate Sorosis is holding its annual
house party this week-end. Today
they will give a luncheon which will,
be followed by a bridge party. To-.
night, after dinner at the 'Union, all
will attend the canert Tomrrnw_
Riding Proves Popular Michigan Sport Tea Reception
Will Be Give
Name Hostesses Of Affair
To Be Given ToIorrow
' At Mosher-jordan
'Rain On The Roof' Nelson Will Entertain
Hrings Discomfort Chinese Club Sunday
, ?Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor
Ao din iiDelegates to foreign students, and Mrs. Nelson
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Different Styles Of Riding'
Vary Accprding To Type
Of Saddle And Bridle
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fifth
in a series of articles discussing the
proper technique in the different wom-
en's sports given on campus.
By MARY ALICE MACKENZIE
Wat cal Gl~uU1. U11C1 i. 1ulluli uW , Bot, saddle, to horse and away,'
they will entertain both mothers and was the way Robert Browning phrased
fathers at dinner, it. But there's more to riding than
The members of Delta Delta Delta just that according to Miss Hilda
are also honoring their mothers at a Burr, instructor of physical educa-
house party. This afternoon they are tion for women and faculty adviser
giving a bridge tea and tonight will of the women's riding club, Crop and
attend the concert. Tomorrow a din- Saddle.
ner and breakfast will be given at The many different styles of riding
the house. are apt to differ according to the
To Honor Fathers Also type of saddle used, Miss Burr said.
Delta Gamma is honoring both The saddle most frequently seen in
mothers and fathers this week-end, this part of the country is English
This noon they will entertain with or flat one. Although one may use
a buffet lunch at the chapter house the forward seat for this saddle, the
and then will attend the concert or average rider seems to prefer the
play golf. Tonight there will be a English hacking seat. The leg from
dinner at the League and tomorrow, knee to ankle hangs straight and the
a dinner at the house will conclude stirrup leathers are rather longer
the festivities. Jane Willoughby, '38, than for cross riding. The double
is in charge. . bridle is generally used.
Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Forward Seat'Explained
Kappa Gamma are also holding house The forward seat, which is being
parties for their mothers. Kappa used more and more, is a military
Kappa Gamma will hold a lunch at seat, Miss Burr stated, which is hard
the League this noon and a dinner at to learn, but probably easier fori
the house tonight. Both houses will men than women. The central idea
entertain both mothers and fathers is to keep the body balanced at any
at dinner tomorrow. Betty Ronal, '38, gait so that if the horse makes any
is in charge of the Kappa Alpha unexpected movement the rider will
Theta arrangements. go with him. The position of the
Banquet to honor Pare'nts body and the legs is different at every
Kappa Nu will entertain the parents gait, she pointed out. Instead of
tonight at a banquet at the League. gripping with the inside 'of the leg
Pi Beta Phi is giving a mother's house only, one grips somewhat with the
party. Yesterday a dinner and bridge back of the calf as well, she explained.
was given for them and today a The knees are pointed down, the
luncl and tea will be held. Tomor- heels exaggeratedly depressed and the!
row a family dinner at the Union toes well turned down.
at which 80 are expected to attend, The western saddle is a seat which
will conclude the festivities. cares nothing for looks since it is
Sigma Phi is giving a house party primarily for comfort. It is distin-
for the mothers who will eat all their guished by the horn which is used
meals. at the house. The Mother's for roping and the very high cantle.
Club of Triangle will hold its annual iSingle reins are used and the stirrup
meeting at 3 p.m. tomorrow and the leathers are long for this style.
fraternity will have open house for Mounting Is Important
both mothers and fathers. Mounting is very important as it
__-- --is one of the first things done in rid-
ing and should be done as efficientlyl
3 Engagernents as possible since a restive horse isi
no easy matter, Miss Burr stated.
A-tt q-AY'7# iqHorses are always mounted on their
left or "near" side. Fop the flat
saddle the rider may either face the
horse's shoulder or turn his left side
to it, the main idea being to stay
away from the hindquarters of thel
horse. The left foot is placed in the
stirrup, the reins in the left hand and
this hand placed in the neck. The
right hand takes hold of the cantle
or back of the saddle, and after the
spring the right leg is swung over the
saddle just after the right hand has
been removed. Care must be taken
not to touch the horse with the leg
as this may frighten him.
Dismounting Methods Given
There are also several ways of dis-
mounting, Miss Burr explained. You
may vault out of the saddle by tak-
ing both feet from the stirrups at
once, or the left hand should be
placed on the neck of the horse, the
right foot swung over to meet the
left leg and then by means of the
arms, the body is supported while
the left foot is freed of the stirrup
and both feet lowered to the ground.
In all seats, excluding the western
one, Miss Burr said that the elbows
are kept in to the sides, knees in,
with no daylight between them and
the saddle and the heels down. The
rider should sit easily erect for the
slower gaits and forward for the faster
ones. The object of the rider is to
make his movements correspond with
those of the horse.
Wrists Control Reins
Good hands are very important,
Miss Burr pointed out. At a walk
the play comes from the wrist, for if
it comes from the elbow it tends to
put too much pressure on the horse's
mouth. At a canter or a gallop, how-
ever, the hands must work with the
play coming from the elbows and
shoulders for proper control of the
horse. Except in the western riding
the reins should never be slack.
Miss Burr believes that riding is
healthful without being too strenuous.
A proof of this is the fact that many
elderly people ride. It also gives one
a chance to be out in the open. A
love of animals is fostered, for one
cannot become a really go.od horse-
back rider without liking and under-
Riding is a social activity, Miss
Burr thinks. It also develops pluck,
self-control, self-confidence, quick
judgment and patience.
The directors and residents of
Mosher-Jordan Halls are giving a
faculty reception from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sunday. Guests will be received in
Mosher Hall and tea will be served
in Jordan Hall.
In the receiving line will be Dean
Alice C. Lloyd, Miss Kathleen M.
Flamm, Mrs. Frederick G. Ray, Miss
Isabel W. Dudley, Ruth I. Sandusky,
'37, and Beth I. Turnbull, '37.
Assisting as hostesses in the Mo-
sher drawing-rooms will be Miss
Jeannette Perry, Mrs. Harry Bacher,
Mrs. Ellery D. Preston, Miss Sara L.
Rowe, Mrs. Joseph W. Parsons, Miss
Edith A. Barnard, Miss Ruth H.
Danielson, Miss Mary Elizabeth Glea-
son, Miss Ann Vardon. Miss Vera F.
Howard, Miss Jean E. Keller, and
Miss Ruth Barrett, Miss Maxine A.
Boone, and Miss L. Marguerite Cork
will be in charge of arrangements in
the Jordan dining-rooms.
Those assisting in the dining-
rooms will be Mrs. Junius E. Beal,
Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven, Mrs.
James D. Bruce, Mrs. Clarence S.
Yoakum, Mrs. Henry M. Bates, Mrs.
Albert C. Furstenberg, Mrs. Charles
A. Sink, Mrs. Edward H. Kraus. Mrs.
Wilber R. Humphreys, Mrs. Philip E.
Bursley, Mrs. Fielding H. Yost, Mrs.
George M.Stanley, Dr. Margaret Bell,
Miss Ethel A. McCormick, Mrs. T.
Luther Purdom, Mrs. Louis C. Karpin-
ski, Mrs. Morris P. Tilley, Mrs. James
F. Breakey, Mrs. Beach Conger, Miss
Inez V. Bozorth, Mrs. Dean Meyer,
Mrs. Herbert Poppleton, Mrs. Bar-
bara Bartlett and Miss Ruth Mood-
Hospital cots and evening dresses
transformed Barhour Gymnasium
into a a.s,' dorm ory for the dura-
t - fthe Mici gan Interscholastic
Due to the acute room shortage
during the convention, it was neces-
sary to provide sleeping quarters for
42 girls in the gymnasium. Through
the courtesy of the University Hos-
pital, arrangements were made to
place 40 beds in the largest room,
while two girls attempted to sleep
on the hard wooden - beds in the
body mechanics room.
Although the girls were all in by
10:30 p.m., they didn't go to bed un-
til past midnight. They turned the
room into a dance hall by dancing
to the strains of music pounded out
will entertain the cabinet of the Chi-
nese Club and the chairman of com-
mittees for the present year at supper
Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Blakeman,
Prof. and Mrs. W. Carl Rufus, Prof.
and Mrs. James Plumer and Mrs. Byrl
Bacher will assist.
upon the lone piano. After'they did
get to bed, peace did not remain long
for rain began to seep past the pro-
tecting tarpaulin which was hang-
ing :across the rafters. Soon, many
of their beds became soaked, and
the rest of the night was spent in ex-
In spite of these difficulties the
girls said they enjoyed sleeping all
together in the gymnasium because
it was something like a college dor-
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The engagements of three Michigan
students and the' marriage of two
alumni were announced recently.
The engagement of Edith Carolyn
Merickel, '36, daughter of Mrs. Lee
Merickel West and the late Herbert L.
Merickel, of Toledo, 0., to Donald E.
Hillier; '37, was announced Saturday
at a dinner party at the Inverness
Country Club. Mr. Hillier is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hillier, of Cedar
Rapids, Ia. No date has been set for
Miss Merickel is a member of Pi
Beta Phi. She participated in the
1935 Junior Girls Play and Sophomore
Cabaret while on campus. Mr. Hil-
lier is affiliated with Delta Kappa
Epsilon. He was a committeeman
for the 1936 J-Hop.
Mr. and Mrs. George V. Brandt, of
Grand Rapids, announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Catherine
Brandt, to John Bryant, '33L, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harold W. Bryant, also
of Grand Rapids. The date of the
wedding has not yet been set.
Miss Brandt graduated from Sweet-
briar College in 1935. Mr. Bryant is
now attending Law School. He is
affiliated with Delta Kappa Epsilon
and Phi Delta Phi.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Zeeb of
Ann Arbor announce the engage-
ment of their daughter,,Irma Zeeb, to
Bradley Smith, '37, of Akron, O.
Msis Zeeb has been doing social
work in Louisville, Ky. Mr .Smith
has been associated with the Fire-
stone Company since his graduation
from the University in February.
The marriage of Barbara Wright,
'30, of Detroit, daughter of Mrs. Or-
estes Humphrey Wright, of Freeport,
FOR THE HOUSE PARTY PICTURE.
Yes, they realize the pleasure such a picture will give
them later; the pleasant, gay, ridiculous memories
the faces portrayed there will recall.
Remember the girl on the end, how she blushed
when we caught her kissing Rudy on the porch -
and look at Max there in the center, couldn't he play
the piano though? It was splendid fun wasn't it and
a grand idea to preserve it with a group picture by-