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M 111S MIH lAL



Is Appointed


Of Senior Suppe

Caps, Gowns
Will Be Worn

On March


Central Committee Heads
Are Announced; Seniors
To Be JGP Audience
Roberta Chissus has been appointed
chairman of the 1939 Senior Supper
to be held Wednesday, March 22 in
the ballroom of the League.
It is at this traditional supper,
preceding the first performance of
the Junior Girls Play to which all
senior women are invited, that the
seniors first don their caps and gowns.
Following the supper, the seniors
will march to the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre where the main floor will
be reserved for them.
Committee Is Announced
Members of the central committee
for the supper include: Jaroa Jedel,
ti'cket chairman; Virginia Bensley,
arrangements and decorations chair-
man; Marjorie Tate and Helen Jean
Dean, chairmen of caps and gowns;
Bunty Bain and Eleanor McCoy, en-
tertainment heads; Nancy Dall, pa-
trons chairman; and Beulah Fenske,
chairman of publicity.
Miss Chissus, a member of Gamma
Phi Beta, is chairman of the Theatre
Arts committee of the League. She
was head of the 1938 Junior Girls
Traditions Remain
Tradition dictates that all seniors
at the supper who are wearing fra-
ternity pins select common pins for
the occasion. If an engagement has
been announced, the senior must bite
into a lemon, and if the senior is
married she must blow out a candle.
Hope Hartwig, '38, was chairman of
last year's Senior Supper. 'Senior
Society, Mortar Board, and the cen-
tral committee of the 1937 J.G.P.
were special guests. Members of the
1937 JGP wore their costumes under
their caps and gowns as part of the
Committee heads for Senior Sup-
per will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in,
the League, Miss Chissus announced
Second Series Of Union
Sings To Start Saturday
The Union will inaugurate a second
series of Fraternity Night Sings, the
first of which will be held from 9
p.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday. The fratern-
ity to be so honored in this first
dance will be Beta Theta Pi.
The dances proved very popular
with students attending last year,
Jim Halligan, '40, social chairman of
the Union, stated. Beta Theta Pi Will
sing one or two of their most populr
fraternity songs, Halligan said. '

Whether by design or coincidence,
President Ruthven's recent challenge
to fraternities gained a peculiar signi-
ficance by the fact that it came the
weekend of sorority initiations. The
report was not the first occasion on
which the question of the value of
the fraternity in campus life has been
Dorms Are Competition
It's a question which all affiliat-
ed people recognize as being an im-
portant one. With the advent of dor-
mitories for both men and women,
membership in a fraternity (when
we speak of fraternity we refer to
those for both sexes), is no longer
of material importance. Dormitories
can feed and house students' with al-
most identically the same degree of
satisfaction as a fraternity.'
It follows then that if the fraternity
is to maintain itself as a campus in-
stitution it must fulfill certain more
intangible demands. Its primary pur-
pose is to establish a group of con-
genial people in comfortable living
surroundings and train that group
in working toward certain aims and
ideals which it considers important
in successful living.
Report Criticizes Fraternities
According to the charge in the
President's report, it is in the latter
phase of its purpose that the fratern-
ity fails. It is a social organization
with the emphasis on the social,'
a slight slurring over mention of
'intellectual and moral' problems.
The question is too broad a matter
to permit generalizations. It is a
case of "where the shoe fits, put it
on." It is important, however, for
every affiliated individual to recog-
nize the fact that the time has passed
when a college student had to belong
to a fraternity in order to provide a
roof for his head. Today the Greek-
letter group must fulfill less tangible
demands, both social and individual,
if it is to justify its continued exist-
Jordan Hall Wins
In Challenge Game
Jordan Hall defeated Martha Cook
by a score of 19-5 in a challenge bas-
ketball game Monday. Jordan Hall
was the winner of the Class B Bas-
ketball Tournament, and Martha
Cook was the runner-up in the Class
A Division.
Mary Culbertson and Irene Sabo
scored the highest points for Martha
Cook, while Jane Scott and Joan Bev-
ington chalked up the most tallies for'

Men To Show
Bowling Skill
Instruction To Be Given
At WABSaturday,
Dr. Elmer D. Mitchell, of the men's
physical education department, and
Prof. Laylin K. James will give a
bowling exhibition at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the alleys in the Women's Athi tic
After several exhibition games they
will answer any questions about de-
livery, follow-throtigh or other phases
of the sport and will give instruction
to anyone wishing it.
Professor James and Dr. Mitchell
have the highest average of the facul-
ty bowlers, averaging between 180
and 190, and have both taken part
in state and national tournaments.
Professor James has a sweeping type
of hook delivery and Dr. Mitchell
has a side, straight delivery with a
sharp hook at the end1. Men may at-
tend the exhibition if accompanied.
by women. The alleys will be open
until 6 p.m. so that anyone wishing
to use them after the exhibition may
do so.
The women's intramural bowling
tournament is now being played. A
round-robin tournament is in pro-
gress, and the winners of each
league will meet in the finals. Jean-
nette Stickels, '40, is student manager
for the sport.
, d

Simplicity Adds Charm

Talk On Styles
Will Be Today
To Open Asseinbly Bard
Meeting To All Women
Following the Assembly Board busi-
ness meeting at 4:15 p.m. today in
the League Ballroom, the meeting will
be thrown open to all campus women
to hear Mrs. Erdine Davis, who will
discuss the latest in women's fashion
trends, Betty Jane Mansfield, '39,
president, announced yesterday.
It is extremely important that
representatives from all dormitories,
league houses and Ann Arbor Inde-
pendents be present, Miss Mansfield
said. A quorum is needed, because
the new constitution will be voted on
at that time. If any representative
wants to be excused, she must call
Miss Mansfield today. The group
secretaries will check roll at the door.,
The Ann Arbor Independents un-
der the direction of Mary Frances
Reek, '39, and Betty Notley, '39, will
have charge of the social program,
open to the public at 5 p.m. Mrs.
Davis, buyer for a well-known Ann
Arbor shop having a campus divi-.
sion, will speak on spring fashion
trends, describing .the effect current
events have had on them. She will
point out the differences between
the 1939 and former styles, and will
also take up the question of what
the young college women may expect
to wear after traduation' when she
enters the business world. Mrs. Davis
has just returned from the spring
showings in New York City.
This is the second meeting spon-
sored by the Ann Arbor Independ-
ents, the first one having been a
pageant presented last spring. Miss
Mansfield urged that all independent
and sorority women interested attend
at 5 p.m.
Martha Anne Reed
Marries Alumnus
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L. Reed of
Kennear, N. Y., have announced the
marriage of their daughter, Martha
Anne, '40, to Edward J. Slezak, '38E,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Slezak
of Amsterdam, N. Y.
Mr. Slezak was president of the
Education school last year and was
also on the Senior Ball Committee.
They were secretly married last June
18 and are living in South Bend
where Mr. Slezak is assistant director
of intramural athletics and head
swimming coach.

Interesting Scenery, Cheap
Orchids, Bad Plumbing
Characterize Country
Memories of a childhood spent in
what she terms "the most beautiful
and interesting country in the
world" -India-are the prized pos-
sessions of Helen Rottshaefer, '42,
who "got born and grew up there in
Valor, at my father's vocational mis-
sion school."-
Miss Rottshaefer, who returned to
India at the age of 12 after a grade
school education in Holland, Mich.,
said that "it was quite a shock to get
home where there's no plumbing so
that one of the Parsees, (a kind of
servant) has to bring up bath water
No Blue Books
Will Be Given
At Dance 46
A class in dance, featuring a musi-
cal debate as educational project
number one, will be the theme of
"Dance 46," a tea dance sponsored
by Congress, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday in the ballroom of the
"There will be no quizzes, no blue
books and no one can flunk at this
class in dance," Winston H; Cox, :42,
general chairman, announced. Bill
Bail and his orchestra will act as
professors of swing for the all cam-
pus 4 o'clock.
Following the regular University
class procedure, roll will be called at
12 after the hour. Instructors have
guaranteed not to bolt, Cox said. The
theme song for "Dance 46" will be
"Can You Pass In Love?"
The question which has been chos-
en for the musical debate, featured
as part of the floor show, will be
"Resolved: That Swing Triumphs Ov-
er Sweet Music." Chandler Penny,
'39SM, will uphold the affirmative
side of the question, and Ruth Enss,
'41SM, will debate on the negative
team. She will be accompanied by
Gwendolyn Fossum, Grad, S.M. Er-
win Shirt, '39SM, will give the re-
buttal. Judge of the contest will be
Bill Gail, who will announce the

in a little tin tub that you stand in
and pour the water over you."
And Speaking Of Servants, Miss
Rottshaeffer said, "all the white peo-
ple live in tremendous houses with
tennis courts and dozens of servants;
we're all practically in the Rajah
class, you see." The servants are
mostly Moslems or outcast Hindus.
The others won't wait on white people,
she explained, because they eat beef,
and the cow is the sacred animal of
"We buy two of everything because
none of the natives has any scruples
about picking up little things around
the house," she continued. "We have
to watch things like hawks or keep
them locked up. For parties we buy
lots more than is going to be eaten,
because it's a foregone conclusion
that fully half of it will be gone be-
fore any of the guests arrive."
It developed that laundry men in
India are running a wonderful racket
at the white people's expense. When
one sends things to the laundry they
never come back for a couple of weeks.
One time when Miss Rottshaefer was
at a religious festival with her family,
she said, her mother looked down at
the table and recognized one of her
most prized tablecloths on it. It's
inevitable, she said, that "you just get
used to the idea of the laundry-man
renting out your clothes for a little
side-profit before he returns them to
While at boarding school, week-
end camping trips were the usual
thing. "You just start walking," she
said, "with servants to carry every-.
thing. And nobody can imagine how
really lovely the country is with huge
trees, unexpected waterfalls and or-
chids all over. Millions of them grow
wild along with Easter lilies lots big-
ger than we have here, and all kinds
of exotic flowers I can't even begin
to describe."

Helen Rottshae fer Terms India
Most Beautiful Country In World


An important event of the week-
end was the 16th triennial convention
held by Collegiate Sorosis on the 54th
anniversay of the organization's
The sorority's Ann Arbor alumnae
gave a luncheon for those attending
the convention Saturday noon at the
Union, following a corporation meet-
ing. One hundred and fifty people
attended the formal banquet Satur-
day night in the main dining room of
the Union given in honor of the ini-
tiates and visiting alumnae. Janet
Allington, '38, of Detroit, was toast-
mistress. Among the visiting alum-I
nae were: Mrs. Robert D. Lutton, De-
troit; Mrs. Cass S. Haugh, Plymouth;
Mrs. H. W. Gasser, Gary, Ind., and
Mrs. Donald T. Kotts, of Royal Oak.
New members of Alpha Kappa Psi
are Joseph Bibik, '40BAd; Charles N.
Davison, '40BAd; James J. A. Bribble,
'40BAd; Donald T. Hartley, '40BAd,
and Ernest G. Monroe, '40BAd.
Recently elected officers at the fra-
ternity are: Wanzer D. Bosworth, '39,
president; Harold F. Treffry, '39, vice-
president; Richard T. Waterman, '40,
secretary; Ernest G. Monroe, '40BAd.
treasurer and, Alton J. Loysen, '40-
BAd, master of rituals.

Simplicity and charm will be the
keynotes of the outfits worn at the
Fashion Show of Ann Arbor clothes
for spring, to be held from 3:30 to
5:30 p.m. Friday in the League
Ballroom. The show is sponsored
by the Michigan Daily, and Marian
Baxter, '39, is in charge.
The afternoon dress above is of
navy blue silk, with white pique
collar and cuffs- Princesse lines, a
gently flared skirt, and tiny puffed.
sleeves give a look of fitted slim-
ness. A navy bonnet with taffeta
ruching adds another touch of






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by way of gores and pleats. Sweaters
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