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SATURDAY, FEB. 19, 1938





Hold Freshman Mass

In Detroit This Week

ill Describe*
Activities Open


Orienta~tion Chairmni

Living Gracefully' Is Important
Art In Japan, States Mrs. Kato

Co t Freshmen
Hope Hartwig, Margaret

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the twelfth
in a series of articles based on inter-
views with foreign students attending
the University.

Ferries, Margaret Ann By ELLEN CUTHBERT
Japan is a country where the word
AsT'art" refers to something more than
painting, sculptures and the like-
FrAshman women will attend a the "art of living gracefully" occupies
mas meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday,o first place in the minds of the people.
Feb. 23, in the League, at which That other branch of "art," more
Leaf ; e activities and the positions common to Western civilizations, has
oper, to second semester freshmen a place only as it adds to, and is a
will be described, it was announced part of, their cultural life.
by l\ argaret Ferries, '38, chairman of This different attitude is reflected
the eague orientation comittee. Tspecialy well in their social relation-
H pe Hartwig, '38, president of theespialyselrs. socKal ,eBation-
Lew ile, will be in charge of the meet- ships, says Mrs. Sado Kato, Barbour
ing. The first speaker will be Miss scholar, who is studying English lit-
erature with her husband in the grad-
Feri es who wil Imake a general sur- ..uate school. The Katos come from
vey f the work of the activities of KytscheoldetosyonJpfrom
the Teague. Margaret Ann Ayers, '38, Kyoto, the oldest city in Japan and
the eagu. Mrgart An Ayrs, 38,former capitol of the nation, where
trea urer of the League, will tell dfthey are both members of the fac..-
abort the scholarships offered by the Ity ar ohs Unmersfth f
League and will make a resume of
the uses to which the League puts MARGARET FERRIES Tea Ceremony Is 'Art'
the money it earnsMTeatime is a complex example of
nysMiss Ferries will make a genralthe characteristic Japanese philoso-
Will Discuss Eligibility survey of the League activities at phy. Not one, but many separate
O1her speakers will be Alberta the mass meeting for freshman 'arts" are combined in the traditional
Wood, '40, chairman of last year's women Wednesday tea ceremony. The Japanese hostess
Frog h Project, Angelene Maliszewski, performs these rites with little
'38, head of Judiciary Council, and attend this meeting, even those who thought of the actual motions in-
Harriet Pomeroy, '39, president of know they are ineligible for extra- volved--these are conventional acts
Wy'Tern, junior women's honorary, curricular work, according to Miss whch she has learned as a matter
socity. Miss Wood will describe the Ferries, because this will be -the only of course.
wo of Frosh Project, which is the opportunity for them to hear about Since tea is served for every meal
first major activity in which fresh- the League activities in detail. and for refreshment too, a small room
mar. women may participate as a especially for the ceremony is set
class. Dates of petitioning for work on aside in most homes, and a sliding
IViss Maliszewski will clarify el- League standing committees will al- screen separates it from the almost
igibility rules for participation in so be announced at the meeting. inevitable garden. An appropriate
extra-curricular activities, and Miss __decoration, usually a painting, must
Pomeroy will explain Wyvern's plan E WS N be hung on this screen, and it is the
for assisting freshmen. Questions HELEN NEWBERRY RESIDENCE duty of every guest to admire the
concerning League activities will al- There are two new girls residing I picture. It is an important universal
so be answered at the meeting. in Helen Newberry Residence. The "art" to be able to express one's ap-
Freshmen Urged To Attend girls are Dorothy Smith, '40, and preciation in the proper manner, Mrs.
All freshmen women are urged to Betty Brinkman, '40. Kato says.
In the summertime, a small char-
coal stove called the "furo" is placed
TIT7M 'q in te cleo the rom During
Sthe winter months, this stove, which
burns charcoal, is put down into the
Liberty at Main floor to make the room warmer. In
Libety a Mareither case, the hostess must follow
a very formal process-of building the
coals and placing the kettle above it
to boil.

erved in large cups. Special afternoon
ea-and-cake occasions require a dif-
ferent kind of strong green tea served
n rather small cups, which are often
)eautifully hand painted.
Sounds Are 'Agreeable'
When the hostess whips the tea and
pours the boiling water, she must ob-
:erve two more long-standing "arts."
If tea is served with dinner, the meal
,s also made a part of the ceremony.
"In siping the tea, we must make
certain quite agrecable sounds," Mrs.
Kato smiled. Whether there are guests
or not, the same formal process is ob-
served every time tea is made, she
The long step across the ocean right
into the midst of American college
life did not disclose any radical dif-
ferences between the two countries to
Mrs. Kato. In fact, she found only
three serious difficulties. In Japan,
the gas turns to the right, she says,
and in America it turns to the left-
a fact which resulted in some confu-
sion for the Katos when they first
came to this country.
Word Order Differs
In the second place, English word-
order was bothersome. In Japan, Mrs.
Kato says, "-we can put anything
anywhere. There are no definite
rules. We can change 'the sentence
as we like, and there are no plurals."
Her third trouble was in understand-
ing the students when school started,
"because they talk with their mouths
shut. and quite rapidly." All in all,
Mrs. Kato has found more similarities
than differences between America and
Japan, although their philosophies are
so unlike.
In every phase of their life, the
same careful precision demonstrated
by the tea ceremony is observed by
the people of Japan. "In that way,"
Mrs. Kato explains, "we can cultivate
the mind to enjoy everything in a
very simple and beautiful way." She
feels that personality is developed in
becoming familiar with the various
League Plans
For Convention
Tjo Have Discussion foday
With M.S.C._Delegates
Three women students from Mich-
igan State College will be the guests
of the League Council today, to dis-
cuss plans for a regional convention of
women's governing bodies of state col-
leges and universities, to be held May
5-, at Lansing.
The visitors are: Nancy Farley,
"resident of the Associated Women
Students, Louise Langdon, convention
delegate for Michigan State College,
and Elsie McGibben, co-chairman of
program committee. The morning will
be spent in discussion with the Ex-
^cutive Council of the League and in
talks with Dean Alice Llod and Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director of
the League. There will also be a
4ncheon with the Executive Council
at the League.
Both the new and the retiring pres-
idents of women's organizations will
ttend the May convention in Lansing.
Last year the convention was a na-
ional one anawas held in California.
Helen Van Dyke Is
Third Time Victor
For the third consecutive year Helen
Dan Dyke, '41, won first place in the
Women's division of the Michigan
closed table tennis tournament, which
was held Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
12 and 13. Miss Van Dyke won over
Edna Edgar, of Detroit.
The tournament was held in Royal
Oak and is an annual event conducted
by the Michigan Table Tennis Asso-
ciation. The finals went to five games,
Miss Van Dyke winning the first two
and the last.

a complete showing
of these unusual
priced from
Sixteen Seventy-Five

9 I

'Tatami' Covers Floor
A Japanese mat, called "tatami"
covers all the floors and is placed in
the tea-room in such a way that one
piece in the middle can be removed.
The stove is placed beneath this part,
which the hostess lifts when the fire
is to be built. Cushions are placed
on the "tatami" for the guests to
sit on instead of chairs. This brown
mat, which is pale-green when fresh,
is woven in a special machine, with
straw in between layers of rushes.
"We have no shoes, no sweeper within
cur house," Mrs. Kato added. "There
is no need for them with this floor."
The Japanese serve some kind of
powdered green tea for every occasion.
For breakfast, it must be roasted and
Plav Will Be Given
By Women's Club
The drama division of the Ann
Arbor Women's Club will present
"Cradle Song," a play by G. Mar-
tinez Sierra, at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 1, in Pattengill Auditorium.
The play is being produced by spe-
cial arrangement with Samuel French
of New York.
Mrs. C. Merle Dixon is directing
the cast, which includes Mrs. John
Judson, Mrs. Clarence Illi, Mrs. F.
W. Kaman, Mrs. Dugald Duncanson,
Mrs. H. G. Groom, Mrs. C. G. Meikle,
Mrs. R. B. Finley, Mrs. Otto Gresche,
Miss Dorothy Cummings, daughter
of Mrs. E. B. Cummings, and Neil
Duncanson, son of Mrs. Duncanson.
Working with Mrs. Dixon are Mrs.!
Roy W. Veliquette, who will act as1
bookholder, and Mrs. Elton P. Hewitt,
chairman of tickets. Tickets for the
play, whiph is open to the general
1 public, will be priced at 25 cents.

Benny Goodmns
King Of Swing,'
Opens In Detroit
Benny Goodman, master of that
thing called swing, opened a week's
engagement a tne Fox Theatre in
Detroit last night. He and his band'
of 'killer-dillers' will thrill and chill
Detroit audiences this week with a
host of their own versions of 'rhyth-
mnic integrations,' as Benny himself
calls swing.
Strange as it may seem now, Good-
man's band failed utterly to click
when it opened in April, 1935 at the
Hotel Roosevelt in New York. He
played to loudly and too long, he was
told by the wise boys in the big city,
so after four dismal weeks the boys
took to the road-practically by re-
But the boys on Broadway, wise
as they were, were wrong for once,
because suddenly at the Palomar, in
Los Angeles, Goodman's brand of
'jam' arrived and what they called
swing' turned out to be an essential
aew orchestra technique. From this
point on, Goodman and his 'corn'
began to make musical history. Good-
mnan and 'swing' have definitely ar-
Exchange Student
To Talk On China
Kathryn Taylor, '38, exchange stu-
dent last year at Lingnan University
in Canton, China, will speak on her
experiences as a student in the Or-
ient at the Sunday night supper at
International Headquarters in the
Chinese students at the University,
who were former students at Lingnan,
have been especially invited to be
present. Mr. Shih-Ming Cheng, gfad-
uate student from Canton, China, will
sing several songs accompanied at
the piano by Mr. Chia-Ren Yang.
These suppers are sponsored by the
International Council for foreign
students and American students in-
terested in international affairs.
Theta Chi fraternity announces the
pledging of Harold J. Holshuh, '40, of
Sturgis. Holshuh is a member of Phi
Eta Sigma.




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Theta Sigma Phi To Hold
Breakfast For Officer
Theta SignIa Phi, national hon-
orary professional journalism soror-
ity, will entertain Mrs. Lucy Rogers
Hawkins, national officer, at a break-
fast Sunday, Feb. 27, in the League,
Betty Strickroot, '38, president of
the society, stated yesterday.
Mrs. Hawkins will talk to the local
chapter, Alpha Theta, about national
and chapter problems. She plans to
teach a vocational course for senior
wometn in journalism at Northwestern
next fall.
Kappa Phi, national Methodist
sorority, will hold a rushing tea from
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Stalker
Marian Ranger, '38, is in charge
of the tea and will be assisted by
Margaret Forsythe, '39, Mary Hub4
hnrl. '41. and Bernadine Gardiner,


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