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Fashion So
F or Fireshmen
Sports Exhibitions, Models
Are Part Of Program
To Be Given Tomorrow
Affair To Be Held
On Palmer Field,

So life begins for freshmen. with advisersf extending the official
welcome of the University . .registration . . lectures . . tests . . . the
first glimpse of campus big-wigs, both faculty and student . . . it's a great
life, freshmen, and we're glad you're here.
When the fog lifts and you begin to be able to distinguish West Medical
from University Hall and Romance Languages from the R.O.T.C. Drill Hall
. when the maze uictured on your freshman map becomes intelligible

Rushing Fee
Information Booth To Be
In Lobby Of League;
Fee To Be 50 Cents
Sororities To Rush
On Alternate Nights
An information booth directed by
Panhellenic Association will be placed
'n the lobby of the League through-
out Orientation week to accommo-
date those freshman women who
wish to be rushed by various sorori-



Week Begins


At League; Mixers



Held Next W eek

A sports exhibition and style show
will be presented tomorrow under the
sponsorship of the Women's Athletic
Association, according to the an-
nouncement of Norma Curtis, '39,
W.A.A. president. The affair will take
place at 4 p. m. on Palmer Field.
Demonstrations in each of si.
sports, hckey, riding, badminton,
_golf, tennis, and archery, will take
place at once, lasting for approxi-
mately 20 minutes. Freshmen will be
free to go from one sport to the other
the _purpose .being to ,give the new-
comers an appreciation of the range
of activities available for her enjoy-
ment outside of the strict fulfillment
of physical education requirements.
Hockey Players Named
-The girls who will participate ein
the exhibition of hockey are: Mary
Richardson, '40Ed; Sally Connery,
'40Ed; Mary May Scoville, '40Ed
Virginia Storts, '40Ed; Barbara Epp-
stein, '39; Pedo Ortmayer, '41; Eliza-
beth Gross, '40; Mary McCready, '41;
Jane Reticker, '41, Joan Bevington,
'41; Dorothy Gowan, '40A; Doris
ranmore, '40Ed; Virginia Zaiser,
'39Ed; Florence Dyer, '39; Jane Grove,
'41; Mary Newcomb, '41; Helen Nutt-
ing, Spec.; Marjorie Kern, '41; Sally
LoanWeidein, '41; Jean Millard, '41;
F1=rancies Gaar, '4; and Shirley Kan-
ter will also play.
Manager Take Part
Those who will participate in the
riding exhibition are: Betty Hood,
'40; Ellen St. John, '39Ed; Charlotte
Robinson, '40. Badminton partici-
pants: Florence Corkum, '41Ed; man-
ager, Mary Rodgers, '41; June Rob-
erts, '40Ed; Betty Shaw, '40.
Marjorie Tate, 39, mnanager of golf,
will participate in that exhibit along
with Betty Bbber, '40; Betty Clement,
'41; Marjorie Merker, '39; Lee Hardy,
'41; and Miss Gr'ove. Doarothy MVaul,
'39,manxager of tennis, Merida HMo-
bart, '38, and Betty Bonisteel, '39, will
demonstrate tennis, while Irene Sabo,
'38, manager of archery, and Pattie
Main, '41; Helen Pielemeier, '41, and
Meriam Clough, '41, will participate
in the exhibition of archery
'- Style Show To Follow
Following the sport exhibitions,
Norma Curtis and Dr. Margaret Bell
will welcome the freshman briefly,
and introduce the style show which is'
under the chairmanship of Harriet
Sharkey, '40. Suitable clothes for
(Continued on Page 18)
Foreign Student
Ativcities To Be
I i New Center
International Group Plans
Fall Orientation Affair
In South Wing Of Union
All activities for foreign students
will take place this year in the new
International Center which is located
in the southeast wing of the Union,
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, counselor to
foreign students announced.
Built last spring, the new center
will be the focal point for all foreign
student activity, beginning with a
special Orientation program for the
foreign students, under the direction
of the Ilternational Council. The
Council was organized in the spring
of 1937 by the foreign students and
American students interested in inter-
'national affairs. Professor Nelson is
the faculty adviser.
The orientation program will be-
gin today and will end Saturday. Tea
will be served at 4 p. m. every day
this week for all foreign students in-
terested in becoming acquainted with
students of different nationalities.
Inasmuch as most of the foreign
students are graduates, Professor Nel-
son stated that graduate students of
the University would find more en-
joyment in their acquaintagce than
undergraduates or first year students.
Members of the International Coun-

cil will be available at their new
headquarters in the Union from 10
a. m. to noon and from 2 to 4 p. m.
every day except Saturday this week
to aid new students in planning their
schedules,. registering, and finding
living quarters, and to answer any
questions which they may have con-


S. then you can consider the shine worn off your verdant
paint job. Until then don your most comfortable shoes and
trot faithfully after your adviser . . . she'll be amazingly
helpful. Whether you register early or late, don't be surprised
when they shove your name card up against your chest and
snap your picture . . . they're often the biggest joke of the
year, but your identification card is a passport, fun and
frolic . . . football . . . . basketball . . track . . . baseball
. they're all yours when the doorman gets one look at
your card. . . DON'T LOSE IT!!!!!
Saturday the fireworks start . . . -ushing season opens.
Rushee equipment: prettiest tea dress . . . most becoming
hat . . . best smile (most appealing if not canned)
that invaluable map of campus . .and, MOST IMPORT-
ANT, alittle intelligent conversation. Don't be scared
every girl who rushes you has been through the same thing,
and often the most sophisticated is the most sympathetic.
'eads We Win-Tails We Lose
With rushing over . . . room settled so you know
is yours . . . acquaintances made and first classes over .
important thing on the calendar is the Michigan State game
way, there's a rumor around that we're going to win it). The


. .

which drawer
the most
. . (by the
most thrilling

, .. - ,
Anyway the week-end c

game of the season . . . not excepting Minnesota
and Home Coming. . . you'll want to tear home to
dress in your most elegant date job and beat the
other nine million who storm the League and Union
ballrooms . . . last year they turned away hundreds
after packing the place super-full. Then Home Com-
ing. Does anyone remember the sophomore who
remarked that home-coming alums are far more
collegiate than the most modern Joe College???
of the Minnesota game is devoted to the old-grads and

well they deserve it . . . elaborate and clever decorations. . . fraternities and
sororities both striving for the cups presented by Interfraternity Council
and Panhellenic Association.
The political piffle usually starts soon . . . tremendously dull or
equally fascinating, depending on one's tastes . . . some people think the
spoils system went out with Andrew Jackson, but they haven't been to
Michigan. Freshmen, play with it if you want to, but don't take it seriously
. it isn't worth it.

High,Wide, 'and Handsome
The Union Formal . . . one of the best dances of the year . . . is the
'initial formal. Swing out in your newest and best . . . maybe even your hair
up (it's THE thing this fall, you know) . . . and have a grand time.
Fraternities do their darnedest during the football season , . . have
you heard ofa' social' ihirl? .' .. . you'll soon know what it means .,
especially with the ratio of boys to girls three to one and going up I hear
. . it. makes Michigan a woman's paradise and a man's hell. Have fun
'cause it's all part of college.
Thanksgiving is the traditional time for Panhellenic Ball . . . a
really super affair with dinner before or breakfast following . . . a
chance to square accounts for past parties. Tickets go very rapidly so get
yours 'early.
Soph Prom follows sometime near Christmas . . then interfraternity
Ball . . . the last of the first semester formals . . . question: will the
Lambeth Walk take the place of the Big Apple which reached the peak of
its popularity at last year's Ball . . . (even then it didn't reach the height
of hilarity of the Gregory-Sawyer swing sessions .
inimitable affairs . . . only time your columnist ever
saw Michigan men dancing with their coats off). "
Always Darkest Before-I-Hop!
End of the semester . . . campus Joes hitting the
books for the first time . . . library dates replace the
League and Union, even the Maj . . . worry, worry,
worry . . . then presto! it's J-HOP!!! Soft lights .. .
sweet music . . .two top-notch bands . . . the man of
the hour . . . the dress of the season . . . the dance of
the year . . . what more can a girl want? If a bid
doesn't come your way this year don't despair .
every dog has its day, and yours may just be dawning.
' First J-Hop holds a charm for every girl that no
other dance can ever replace . . . glamour
especially if the bid is accompanied by an invitation to
house party. Dressed in your best, from p.j.'s up the
scale . . . no homework worries . . . it's seventh heaven for Plain Jane and
Pretty Betty alike.
Second semester . . . adjustment made .classes under control .
young freshie first becomes impressed with the significance of 'class pro-
jects,' Soph Cabaret the first semester probably rolled by without meaning
much, but Freshman Project looms large on the horizon. Dance
pageant . . . fair . . . it can be anything, but whatever it is you're bound
to find it fun. . . take part no matter how humble your job.
J.G.P. . . . three letters having almost the importance of 'J-Hop'-.
the Junior Girls Play . . . two years of preparation in other class projects
grooms the girls for this truly masterful production . . usually a musical
comedy . . . runs for three nights in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre .
packed house . . . wonderful fun!,
It's aJitterbug's Jamboree
Dances . . . and then more dances . . . here's a glimpse of them in
kaleidoscopic succession . . . flash . . . Crease Ball . . lawyers' equivalent
of J-Hop . . . held the same night as the engineers' Slide Rule Dance .. .
you'll remember Slide-Rule for its clever programs, Crease for its elegance
. Caduceous Ball . . . med students go wild, fling a grand party .
slight competition with Odonto Ball . . . dental school dance . . . also
Capitalist Ball . . . when Business Ad students really create a sensation
. . . Architects Ball . . . Michigan's only costume dance . . . one you'll
really want to attend, along with Military Ball where the
. } R.O.T.C. boys strut their stuff in drill formation.
Assembly Ball takes place in the spring . . . similar to
class by itself . . . Senior Ball . . . follows exams in June
with Seniors given preference for tickts . .held the night be-
.. ,- . fore graduation, a sort of farewell party.
' Michigras . . . an affair we hope will become a tradition
. is Michigan's fair. It's a tremendous amount of work for committeemen,

Plans for the booth were made by
the Association last spring;. Each
prospective rushee must pay a fee of
30 cents at the booth if she desires
to be rushed. Lists of rushees will
then be handed to the sororities.
Assistant rushing chairmen of the
sororities will be stationed at the
'ooth which will be open from 9 a. m.
to noon and from 1 to 5 p. m.
Rules for intensive rushing have
'een announced by Stephanie Par-
fet, '39, president of Panhellenic As-
sociation for the intensive rushing
season beginning Saturday, Sept. 24
and ending Saturday, Oct. 14.
Other officers of the association
ire Harriet Pomeroy, '39, treasurer;
Phyllis Lee Sbroggie, '39, recording
secretary; and Alys Pierce, '39, rush-
ing secretary. Included in the follow-
ing list of rushing rules are those
which apply to the rushee.
1. All rushees are required to pay
a 50 cent fee, to be paid by noon Mon-
lay, Sept.h26, at "the Panhellenic
Booth in the League, where general
information is available.
2. Rushing shall extend from 3 p.
'n. Saturday, Sept. 24 until 9:30 p. m.
ruesday, Oct. 11.
3. Initial teas shall be given from
3 to 7 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 24 and
Sunday, Sept. 25.
4. Formals shall be Monday and
Tuesday of the third week, Oct. 10
and 11.
5.:Sororities may have but one
party, a dinner, Monday, Wednesday.
and Friday of the second week. Oct.
1 and 8 a sorority may haveeither a
luncheon or a dinner, not both.
6. The second and third Sunday
of intensive rushing, Oct. 2 and 9,
there must be absolutely no rushing
in any form.
7. Dinners shall last from 6:15 to
8:30 p. m., the formals from 6:15
to 9:30 p. m. and the Saturday lunch-
eon from noon to 2 p. m.
8. With the printed tea invitation
may be enclosed a sorority card ask-
ing the rushee to a party at the be-
ginning of the week; she may be giv-
en her choice of one of several par-
9. Rushees need not reply to print-
ed tea invitations but they must ac-
cept or refuse any other invitation
enclosed, at tea Saturday or Sunday,
or by telephone before 11:55 p. m.
Sunday. If they cannot reach a sor-
ority by telephone that night they
{Continued onl Page 23)

Set Get-Acquainted Dances
For September 28, 29
In LeagueAnd Union
Affair To Be First
Of Kind Held Here
An innovation which promises to
make this year's orientation program
outstanding is the experiment in
freshman mixers, to take the form
of tea dances. Since the dances are
sponsored solely by student advisers
and ire not an official part of the
orientation week, the dates selected
are Sept. 28 and 29, several days after
the close of the first week.
The first of the two dances, Wednes-
day's, will be held from 4 to 6 p. m.
in the Michigan Union ballroom, with
Bob Steinle and his band providing
the music. The second will be held
Thursday at the same time in the
ballroom of the Michigan League
with music by Charlie Zwick and his
Ticket System Explained J
' Since the freshman class, number-
ing approximately seventeen hundred,
is too numerous to be crowded in
either ballroom at once, a system has
been worked out whereby tickets may
be obtained from orientation advisers
for the day oneprefers to go. Half
the tickets will be sold for Wednes-
day, the other half for Thursday,
and no extra tickets above the quota
will be available. By this method
neither ballroom will be overly full,
and both crowds will be equally pro-
Marcia Connell, '39, Orientation
Chairman of the 'League, feels that
the future of the freshman mixers
depends on the success of this year's
dances. Though it is a new idea for
the Michigan campus it has-been tried
by a majority of co-educational
schools and found very popular.
Mixers An Innovation
For many years there has been no'
campus function with the express pur-
pose of introducing the members of
the freshman class to one another.
League and Union orientation pro-
grams have been concerned with men
and women separately, and in the
past the only time the freshmen have
met as a class has been during band
concerts or talks by University offi-
cials given in their honor, both very
inadequate for forming acquaint-
anceships, Miss Connell said.
Introductions have usually been
made in dormitories, rooming houses,
or classes, and in any of these ways
the consciousness of class kinship is
missing. The tea dances are intended
to introduce freshman to freshman,
to develop the feeling of comrade-
ship within the class of '42.

Is W.A.A. Leader

Assembly Booth
Aids Freshmen
In Orientation
Senior Society Members
To .Be Daily Assistants
At Information Booth
An information booth in the lobby
of the League will 're established by
members of Assembly, independent1
women's organization on campus, dur-
ing Orientation week for the con-
venience of freshman women.
"The primary object of the As-F
sembly this fall will be to promote.
a spirit of friendliness among new,
Dean Lloyd Welcomes
New Women Studentst
The University has prepared a
fine welcome for all those who
want to learn. Opportunity for
training, cultural and profession-5
al, is here for those who are ready7
to take advantage of its many in-
terests. It also welcomes you to
a very interesting and 'stimulating
social experience. Mrs. Bacher,;
Miss Perry and I extend to all
newly-enrolled women students a
cordial greeting and an earnest
invitation to let us help in any
way possible in making you com-
fortable' and happy at your
Dean of Women.
women and help them to become ac-
quainted with the League," Betty
Jane Mansfield, '39, president of As-
sembly said.
The information booth will be
placed in the League lobby beginning
today. Members of Senior Society,
independent women's senior honorary
society, will be iii charge of the booth ;
and will give out general informa-
tion, explaining activities and regis-
Every freshman woman will make
out activity cards this year. This sys-
tem was discontinued in 1934, butz
is being revived. The cards will be
given out to the Orientation advisers
and will be filled out by the groups
under the advisers. Martha Tillman,
'39, vice-president of Assembly willl
be in charge of filing and keeping at
record of the activities and interests
of this group. Ann Besener, '40, is hers
The Independent Fortnight, which
will start Saturday is another inno-
vation. This will replace Independent1
Week, formerly held later in thet
year. During that week there will beI
tours to the League houses under the1
direction of Ruth Hartman, '39, secre-1
tary of Assembly, who will be assisted1
by Margaret Grant, '39, president of
League House Women. There will
also be tours for the dormitory wo-,
men. Marjorie Tate, '39, president ofj
the Dormitory Board, will direct these
tours which will be held after hours.t
During the Fortnight a tea is to'
be given for League House directors.'
The purpose of this function is to
r a c . prdit rof nrjnxratinn ,a~rnnn

Advisers, Freshmen Meet
At Banquet In League
Ballroom At Six Today
Marcia Connell And
Dean Lloyd To Talk
Dinner at the Michigan League to-
night will follow a busy first day of
orientation for freshmen and trans-
fer women when they meet in the
first social affair of the week. The
necessary round of campus tours,
registration, health examination,
and tests will be supplemented dur-
ing the week by evening entertain-
ments, all carefully planned by Mar-
cia Connell, '39, Chairman of Orien-
tattion, and her committee.
Those who cannot attend tonight's
dinner at 6 p m. are invited to join
the others in the ballroom -of the
League at 7:15 for the University
program. Miss Connell will welcome
the group and introduce the League
President, Jean Holland, '39, who in
turn will present President Ruthven
after a short speech. After the Presi-
dent's talk, Miss ollandhwill intro-
duce Dean Alice Lloyd whose speech
will conclude the evening, Group
singing throughoutthe week is to
be lead by Barbara Telling, anid
there will probably be a band concert
in front of the library for all stu-
dents after the program.
Tomorrow night the group will ad-
journ to the Lydia Mendelssohn The,
atre after dinner at 6 p.m. at the
League. Miss Holland will again in-
I troduce Dean Lloyd and also Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director of
the League. Following their bref
talks the members of the League
Council will speak for a minute each
on the subject' of their respective po-
sitions. Miss Connell will speak n
"This World of Ours-Your Univer-
sity," followed by Jane Krause, '41,
president of Alpha Lambda Delta,
freshman women's honorary society,
who will explain the functions of
that group.
"A Night in the Orient" is the de-
scriptive name of the cabaret dnner
which is planned for Thursday. There
will be dinner dancing and a floor
show composed of numbers from
Frosh Project, Sophomore Cabaret,
and J.G.P. under the direction of
Charlotte Poock, '39. Guests who
will be informally presented to the
(Continued on Page 22)
League Gives
Annual Dinner
For Advisers
Jean Holland, President
Of League, Introduces
After - Dinner speakers
An exhibit composed of some ar-
ticle of wearing apparel or a book
representative of the year each fac-
ulty guest enterted college was an
interesting feature of the dinner for
freshman advisers which was given
ast night in the Michigan League.
Jean Holland, '39, welcomed the
group and introduced Marcia Con-
nell, '39, who reviewed Orientation
Week activities, past and present, and
in turn introduced President Ruth-
ven, Patricia Haff, '39, chairman of
transfers, and Paul Brickley, '39,
president of the Union. Brickley in-
troduced Don Treadwell, '40, chair-
man of men's orientation, who pre-
sented Harry Howell, '40E, chairman
of men's transfers. A short talk by
Prof. Philip Bursley concluded the
Among the guests in addition to
the speakers were Dean Joseph Burs-

ley, Dean Jeannette Perry, Dean Byrl
Bacher, Miss Ethel McCormick, Mrs.
Frederick G. Rae, Mrs. Harry Mott,
Mrs. Holly Dobbins, Mrs. Mary Mit-
chell, Miss Ruth Danielson, Mrs. Lura
D. Niles, Mrs. Anna P. Dillingham,
and the academic counselors for
freshmen and sophomores.
Transfer advisers who will attend
the dinner are Jeannette Beck, '39,
Jean Bourg, '39, Ann Brennan, '40,
Ida May Davis, '40, Mary McElroy,
'39, Sally Manthei, '40, Patricia

Prominence In Activities Means
A BWOC--when And If Eligible

Wyvern Is Honor Society
For The Juniors ; Mortar
Board Initiates Seniors
You will see them everywhere, these
Big Women On Campus, not because
there are so many of them, but be-
cause they are famous at the U. of M.
In the dorms, at rushing parties, on
the diagonal, in the Parott, at the
League, W.A.B., or Publications Build-
ing you can spot them. Friends will
point them out to you, not because
they look differently, but because
they have a reputation.
These B.W.O.C. are a famous crew.
They hold most of the big positions
in extracurricular activities. and
there lies the cause and effect of their
B.W.O.C.ism. The Big Women On
Campus are students, too. They get
good grades, or they never have a
chance to become famous, so decrees
the University.
Qualifications Listed
As for the qualifications for B.W.
C.C.ism, in first place stands scholas-
tic eligibility. Freshmen must have
at 1'east'a C plus average before they
can even begin on the second qualifi-
cation, participation in extracurricu-

to those jobs may make or break her.
All depends upon the impression she
makes upon the upper classmen, those
who pick future B.W.O.C.
Wears Honor Society Pin
The insignia of a B.W.O.C. is often
the honor society pin that she wears.
For juniors, it is the golden dragon
of Wyvern, a local sorority. Member-
ship qualifications include both
grades and activity points with em-
phasis upon the latter. Women are
tapped for Wyvern at the end of their
sophomore year or in the fall of their
junior year. The tapping itself is a
famous ritual, with the large yellow
hair ribbons .of the actives much in
evidence as they troop from house
to house and from dorm to dorm
singing, "Dam, dam, dam. to Michi-
gamua, -."
For seniors, the two outstanding
honor societies are Mortarboard andr
Senior Society, both of which tap at
Installation Banquet early in May.
Any member of either society may
be immediately classed as a B.W.O.C.
Mortarboard is a national sorority
whose membership is open to both
sorority women and independents,
while Senior Society is a local organi-
zation of independent women. Rigid
requirements of activity points, ser-
vice and scholarship are upheld by

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