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September 28, 1937 - Image 20

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W.A.A. Sports,
'aci ltesAttire r
Palmer Field Used To Be
'Cup And Saucer'; Pool
Project Is Approved
The change from the oi "cup and
saucer" which was the women's ath-
letic field to the modern Palmer Field
parallels the growth and expansion
of the other facilities, the curricula,
the activities and even the costumes
of the Women's Athletic Association,
according to Dr. Margaret Bell, di-
rector of physical education for
Back in the old days the field,
which is now the modern Palmer
Field, was a poorly drained plot of
ground with a big hill in the middle,
looking like a cup placed upside down
on a saucer. On top of the rise were
tennis courts. To the north was one
hockey field and a few archery tar-
In the Olden Days
The upperclassmen had preference
over the freshmen for using the
hockey field. When the freshmen
were playing and the seniors ap-
peared, the first year women had to
march over the hill to play on a
smaller field, Dr. Bell said. There
were also other tennis courts and a
baseball diamond. But the field was
much smaller than today and part
of the space was occupied by private
homes. The little white frame house
which still stands was the only field
house they had.
Today the Women's Athletic Build-
ing dominates the field, which is
now properly drained. There are
three hockey fields, both clay and
cement tennis courts so even if the
weather is too wet for clay courts
tennis enthusiasts may play, a put-
ting green like the one at the Univer-
sity Golf course, space to hit golf
balls, badminton facilities and arch-
ery targets, Miss Marie Hartwig, in-
structor in physical education for
women, said.
Besides the improvements of the
fields the inside of the Women's Ath-
0etic Building is very modern, Miss
Hartwig continued. There are inside
facilities for golf, rifle and archery.
Bowling alleys can be found there.
And besides the facilities for sports
there is a big homelike room around
which the social life of the W.A.A.
University Backs Pool
The present project of the W.A.A.
is to get a swimming pool Dr. Bell
stated. The League is also backing it.:
This was approved by the Board of
Regents and now that it is a Univer-
sity project it is probable that the
alumnae will contribute, Dr. Bell said.
The J-Hop committee gave a large
sum and the Frosh Frolic committee
also contributed, so with the money
the W.A.A. has made through such
means as the Michigras and Penny
Carnival the fund is now estimated
at about $1,000, Dr. Bell said. It is
loped that when the sinking fund
gets big enough a donor will con-
tribute, Dr. Bell said.
The swimming pool in Barbour
Gymnasium is no longer used be-
cause the filters there were not strong
enough, according to Dr. Bell. Since
then, the Union has generously
opened its pool to women students.
However, there is a charge for swim-

Location Of Women's Putting Green

Mendelssohn Theatre were marked to V(,O ietv
facilitate practices. When fencing i .1
was revived apparatus for it was in-: Are S oi
Even the individual equipment has Fashio
been improved, Dr. Bell said. Instead
of sticks with just anything on the Herringbone ja
end, the women now hit golf balls snap collar, str
with clubs which have been tested tie, low crown hat
for such things as distribution of and the Michiga
weight. The tennis rackets have' Iressed for the cl
been examined for the tension of the formal occasions.
strings. The basketballs now have Jackets this ye
no seams and no lacing. All the made in medium
equipment has become "streamlined" tan. Short jacke
according to Miss Hartwig. fabric that is w
Sports Costumes Change weight and warm
Costumes have changed as notice- weather, are wo
ably as the rest, said Miss Hartwig. sports. Slacks
Shorts have replaced the heavy serge( English covert c
bloomers once worn. Long cotton of striped fabrics
stockings have been driven out by I One of the new
short socks. Hair nets to keep the els' hair, is kn
long locks from flying have been raglan sleeves a
abolished altogether. Instead of down collar. Be
heavy ribbed sweaters, suede and Michigan insignia
tweed jackets are now worn. The the front may t
huge black triangular scarfs and very collegiate.
middies are a thing of the past. Shirts are eitl
In both outdoor and indoor facili,- this season, no
ties, in individual equipment, in cos- at any of the sh
tume and in curriculum the Women's make up for this
Athletic Association has kept in stepE challis ties come
with the times, Dr. Bell concluded. I particularly ho

f Fabrics
zvn In Fall
ns For Men
cket, grey flannels,

prints. Fine prints are also shown in low crowned. Willow ancd chalk
ties made of a new heavy twill weave brown, conservative colors, are con-
silk. sidered smart and correct for campus
Reversible sleeveless sweaters are wear.
new. They come in contrasting colors,
the tan and green combination being RAINCOATS ARE NECESSARY


riped sthirt, challis ,
, reversible top coat,
n man is correctlyc
assroom and all in-
ar are being shown
shades of green and
ts of galecloth, that
waterproof, light in
enough for the cold
orn for all outdoor
are being made of
cloth and all types
s. I
west jackets, in cam-
ee length and has
nd a small button-
eer jackets with the
a and beer bottles on
be obtained for the
her striped or plain
prints being shown
hops. Ties, however,
deficiency. The new
with animal figures
rse and fox-head

the most popular. Another new In spite of the good weather en-
sweater possesses a chamois front ! oyed during Orientation Week it is
ad knitted back and sleeves. It advisable to own a waterproof rain-
d coat, preferably like the new good
comes in tan, green and brown. looking transparent plaid ones with
Hats are still wide brimmed and umbrellas to match.

Miss Co-ed
For beauty of distinction
visit our modern air-condi-
tioned Beauty Salon.


Michigan women are offered many opportunities for sports at Palmer
Field, the Women's Athletic Building and Barbour Gymnasium. The
putting green which is pictured above is like that at the University
Golf Course. Bowling alleys and badminton courts have been installed.


ming there for all women except the
physical education majors and par-
ticipants in swimming meets. When
the women have a pool of their own
there will be no charge.
Install Additional Courts
The Women's Athletic Association
is not merely working on this one
project, Mary Johnson, '38, president,
pointed out. Working with the W.A.A.
the physical education department
has had many changes. Although
the outside of Barbour Gymnasium
is now the same as when it was
built, nevertheless there have been
many changes within. As soon as
badminton became popular courts
were installed, even though the lines
had to be pained on top of the
baseball, volleyball and basketball
Dressy lustrous velours
make this autumn's models
distinguished. A great col-
lection of splendid hats in
other fabrics and models
also, including snap brims
and colots, awaits your
And Up.
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lines already there.
A correctives room was fitted out
and all platforms and the rormalism
of the old activities was abolished. A'
dance studio was outfitted with mir-
rors and the dimensions of Lydia


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