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XLIX. No. 46
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 1939
PRICE FIVE CENTS
T o Give Annual
Will Model Sports Styles
Tomorrow On Athletic
Field For All Freshmen
To Feature Games
A sports demonstration and style
show will be presented at 4 p.m., to-
morrow, on Palmer Field, by the
Woman's Athletic Association to in-
troduce entering women students to
the activities of the WAA.
Dr. Margaret Bell, Director of Wo-
man's Physical Education Depart-
ment and head of the Woman's Med-
ical Service, will welcome the new
Students Direct Program
The sports exhibition is under the
direction of Mary May Scoville, '40Ed.
Margery Allison, '41, is in charge of
the style show. Harriet Sharkey,
'40, president of the WAA, will an-
nounce the afternoon's events.
Miss Scoville will lead the dancing
demonstration assisted by Neva
Dilley, '41Ed., - Marion Hazeltine,
Grad, Frances Aaronson, '42 and
Viola Rugis, Grad. Virginia Bar-
rows, '40, manager of the Crop and
Saddle Club, will direct the riding
exhibition assisted by Ann Farmer,
'41, and Betty Badger, Grad.
Badminton Demonstration Planned
Florence Corkum, '41Ed., badmin-
ton club manager, will lead the bad-
minton demonstration, assisted by
Lois Clingman, '40Ed., and Helen
Mosher, '40Ed. The archery demon-
stration will be led by Margaret Van
Ess, '41, archery club manager, Hel-
en Pielemier, '41, and Florence
Young, '42, will assist her.
Those participating in the tennis
exhibtion are: Betty Shaw, '41, tennis
club manager, Jean Johnson, '42Ed.,
Helen Nutting, '41, Ceciy Forrest,
'40A, Megan Smith, '42, and Virginia
Phelps, 42. Margery Allison, '41
golf manager, will be assisted by
Gwenn McCarren, '41, Marjorie Kern,
'41P, Donelda Schaible, '42, Jane
Grove, '41, and Virginia Frey, '42E.
The women playing in the hockey
game demonstration are: Frances
Anderson, '4OEd., hockey club man-
ager, Hester Tasker, '42Ed., Betty
Gross, '40, Ruby Mauer,L'42Ed., Mar-
"ae McCoy, '42d., Lois Baxter,
Ed., Catherine Foreburg, '41, Jane
Krause, '41, Dorothea Ortmeyer, '41,
Mildred DaLee '42Ed. Mary Mar-
garet Hayes, '42Ed. Annette Kemper,
'42Ed. Sally Corcoran, '4lEd., Jane
Guinnane, '4lEd., Betty Varnell,
'4Ed., Patricia Vihtelic, '41Ed., Betty
Lou Witters, '4Ed., and Mildred
F Semester PlansI
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(President Ruthven Will Address
New Students At lill Auditorium
Today As OrientationWek Opens
NO doubt this morning you had breakfast with a gal from Vancouver,
and probably you'll have lunch with someone else from Tucson and in be-
tween times sandwiching in meetings with the adviser. Life at Michigan has
already started for the busy freshmen!
And by the time a map of Ann Arbor resembles
more than a spiderweb of lines, and by the time you've
been persuaded to subscribe to the local rag (adv.),
patient advisers will have whisked you through sessions
with faculty advisers, lectures, tests and more walking.
Then just before rushing descends upon you, you are
given a chance . . . just a fighting chance, mind you
to master the technique of registration. For your
sakes, thank goodness it only comes once when you're
a new freshman.
And sometime when you aren't looking, they stack a name card up
against your chest and proceed to take a picture. Smile your prettiest; but
dont worry, it probably will haunt you throughout the year . . . the
officials call it an identification (ha!) card.
In The Swing of It.
Then just before classes begin and during the next two weeks, remem-
ber to put on your prettiest face, your smartest clothes, dig up a smooth
conversational line, and you're 'in' as far as rushing
is concerned. NOTE: your hostesses have been
through all this too. Just bear up until the end.
And then the football season opens with our°
annual tussle with Michigan State. Ask any Michi-"
ganman who's going to win! And if you want to
have more fun, try walking back with the band up
State Street, and sing with the rest when the band
strikes up the "Victors" in front of the Union. And
then homecomingweekend when all the fraternity'
and sorority houses dress up and vie for the best decorations.'
But wait until you go to the Union Formal, the first BIG dance of the
year, where you'll see everyone you know . . . and even more you don't.;
But soft lights-. . . music, sweet and hot . . . it's too good to miss.
And Still Mo re P.lacees To, Gok.
More people; and by now you're an expert at one of M's favorite pas-
times, coking. If you'reworking for your BMOC of a variety, try the local
jernts With their nickelodeons and mobs of people milling
around. . And, on to the night before Thanksgiving when
Panhellenic comes out with arsophisticated ball. Quick-
,,Ike 'a bunny-write homefor more money and get your
tickets early; and take your best man. Last year, two gals
Jean Van Raalte To Head
And Tours Scheduled
Transfer students this year will be
provided with a program separate
from that of the freshmen as has not
been the case in former years, Jean
Van, Raalte, '40, head of transfer or-
ientation has announced. The pur-
pose of this program is to provide
these new students with an adequate
knowledge of campus life and ac-
tivities at Michigan so that they will
be enabled to quickly adapt them-
selves at their new University.
Student advisers will meet with
their groups from 2 to 4:30 p.m. to-
day in the League Council room to
plan programs and discuss any prob-
lems the transfer students may have.
Transfers are invited to attend the
program which willbe given at 8 pm.
today in the Hill Auditorium where
President Ruthven, Dean Alice Lloyd
and Dean Joseph Bursley will speak.
Campus Sight-Seeing Tour
A sight-seeing tour of campus will
be conducted by advisers for the
transfers tomorrow. Dean Lloyd will
hold a reception for men and. women
transfers at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the
League. Entertainment in the ball-
room will follow.
Registration will begin Thursday,
and advisers will be present in Bar-
bour Gymnasium to help transfers
arrange their schedules. Thursday
night a program describing the year's-
activities will be given. A moving
picture of "You and Youth and I"
will be presented by the Ann Arbor
In order to provide convenience in
eating during this week, and in order
that they may become acquainted
with one another, the Russian Tea
Room at the League has been reserved
for transfers and their advisers, Miss
Van Raalte said.
Students who will assist Miss Van
Raalte wlil be: Elizabeth Baldwin,
'40; Helen Brady, '40; Helen Carter,
'40; Marjorie Forrestel, '41; Mary
Louise Finney, '41; Doryce Helfrick,
'40; Janet Homer, '41; Betty Lom-
bard, '41; Martha McCrory, '41SM;
Helen Louise Mosher, '40; Mary Jean
O'Donnell, '41; Virginia Schwegler,
'41; Florence Signaigo, '41; Jean
Thompson, '40; and Hilda Van Tuyl,
There are representations of many
states among the numbers of trans-
fers. Among some of the states list-
ed is Virginia, Arizona, California,
Connecticut, 'Iowa, Ohio, Illinois,
New York, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Maryland, Arkansas, Kansas, and
MARY FRANCES REEK BARBARA BASSETT
Women's Hour Is Newest
Feature; American Folk
Dances Will Be Offered
All activities in the new fall pro-
gram of the International Center, in-
cluding several new features, were
announced recently by Dr. J. Raleigh
Nelson, counselor to foreign students
and Director of International Center.
The general plan of regular weekly
events includes the Sunday evening
supper and program, the Monday eve-
ning movies, the Wednesday evening
musical program, the Thursday after-
noon tea, the Thursday after speech
class and the Friday night recreation
To Hold Woman's Hour
A Women's Hour, at which a brief"
talk will be given by a specialist on
a subject of interest to women, will
be one of the additional projects
planned for the Center. The athletic
program will be under the direction
of Lilburn Ochs, new director also
on the staff of Intramural Sports.
Prof. Nelson will also review certain
books which he regards as valuable
for students desiring to gain an un-
derstanding of American customs.
Through the courtesy of Henry
Ford, the Ford dance orchestra and
director will give instruction in
American folk dances which were a
characteristic feature of early Ameri-
Furthermore, a collection of care-
fully selected books on American life
will constitute the beginning of' a
library on the shelves of the south
alcove in the Lounge to be called. the
Head Of. Panhellenic
even came through with a taxi-at-the-door for their men.
Then just before Christmas holidays, eighteen days this
year, Soph Prom takes place. They say politics has left
the M campus, but they don't know. When you start to
watch the elections of dance officers for the freshmen,'
sophomore and junior dances, THEN you know what I
mean. And another big ball not to be missed down in the
I.M. Building is Interfraternity Ball, with booths 'n' all.
But if you've decided that alarm clocks just weren't
meant for you, and that all you profs are 'nice eggs', you'dJ
"- better change your mind. In those three weeks before,
finals, after vacation, everyone goes on library dates and all
those Joes and Janes with saddles and highwater trousers
l1_ or saddles and plaid skirts start haunting the study halls-
But there's one thing to be glad. for . . . J-Hop comes right after exams.
The' best dress, the best man, two smooth orchestras, ultra programs, and
not a worry in the world and maybe a house party. And if you don't make
it this year, next year, it'll probably be even better.
Much More Second Semester . .
Second semester opens right smack after J-Hop, and everybody goes
around making new resolutions as far as classes are concerned. But there
are some people who make life miserable by brag-
ging-about the four 'pipes' they managed to pick. And
the rest of us go around hoping the professors have
revised the courses!?ftj
Frosh Project and Soph Cabaret buzz around
in their littul sweet way, and everybody goes for a
'job', no matter how lowly. And later on, JGP, the
"Junior Girls' Play" bursts into bloom with the usual
hero and heroine stalkin" the boards.
And then in spring come the myr-
iads of dances. Crease Ball, when the
lawyers go berserk and the engineers'
Slide Rule Dance, held on the same night. Capitalist Ball,
when all the Business Ad-schoolers get together . . . Then
Med. School's Caduceous Ball when the dr.s-to-be celebrate on
the night before Washington's birthday . . .. a vacation, you
know . . . Architect's Ball, the only costume dance of the year . . . Odonto
Ball where the dentists forget all drills 'and pick axes . . . Military Ball
when all the ROTC-ers do fancy drill work . . . and Assembly Ball, when
the independent women have a chance to even up ,
things with the men.
Michigras, fair-deluxe of Michigan, comes late
in the spring. Here's your chance to zoom around -,
on loop-o-planes, go through infernos, throw at all1
manners of things, and even a bur-lee-Q!! More
And spring of course. If one went skiing and
tobogganing in the winter, now's the time to go on;
picnics and eat billions of ice cream cones. Hey
I ' . careful there . . . exams are on their way . . .
and this warm weather can do things to people's_
They're Just College Students.. .
And just what doesn't happen to the average U ofg M-ers mind when
balmy breezes start blowing. It used to bewilder the taxi drivers, but now
they don't blink an eyelid when a few "youngsters" in pink shorts and white
nighties and lollipops pile in. In fact it's just another house celebrating
with a baby party!!? And what's a shipwreck or two
4 Y among friends . . , with water guns to make it more
, * fun?
Then speaking of water . . . it doesn't take a water
gun to keep most of the inmates of Ann Arbor wet. If
Booth In Main
Independent Women Plan
Annual 'Fortnight'; Tea
To Be Given October 13
Assembly, campus organization for
independent women, will provide an
information booth in the main lobby
of the League during orientation week
for freshman and transfer women.
The object of this booth is to
answer any questions which these
women may have, and to assist the
new students in becoming acquainted
with the campus organizations for
women. Members of Assembly will
be available at any time this week to
show new students around the
League. Frances Nevin, '41, is in
charge of the booth, with Virginia
Van Wagoner, '41, assisting.
The booth will also be provided
during Independent Fortnightewhich
will begin Friday, Oct. 13 and will
continue through Friday, Oct. 27.
Janet Sibley, '41, will be general
chairman of this Fortnight, Margaret
Van Ess, '40, dormitory assistant,
Betty Zunk, '42, leaguehouse assist-
ant, and Jean Tenofsky, '41, correla-
Independent Fortnight will for-
mally begin with Assembly Tea, Fri-
day, Oct. 13, in the League Ballroom.
All new women students who are not
pledges or members of sororities are
especially invited to this tea, Mary
Frances Reek, '40, president of Assem-
bly announced, but all independent
women should plan to attend. Betty
Roberts, '40, will be general chairman
of the tea.
To Use 12-Day
Panhellenic Desk Will Be
In Miss McCormick's
Office; Booklet Issued
Panhellenic Association will start
its rushing season under new rules
Saturday, under the direction of Bar-
bara Bassett, '40, president. The re-
vised rules, which were made last
spring, limit the intensive rushing
period to 12 days, from Saturd
through 'Wednesday, Oct. 4, instead
of the three-week period which has
been customary in the past few years.
There will be a registration fee of
$1.50 to be paid by each prospective
rushee by noon Monday at the Pan-
hellenic desk in Miss McCormick's
office in the League. Payment of fee
entitles her to a Panhellenic booklet
containing important information re-
garding each of the sororities on this
campus. Instituted last year, the
payment of a fee was first designed
to limit the number of girls going
through rushing to those who were
interested in pledging.
Stephanie Parfet, '39, last year's
Panhellenic president will act in the
capacity of rushing secretary and will
be at the booth from 9 a.m. to noon,
and from 1 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. every
day, along with Panhellenic repre-
sentatives, to receive fee and to offer
any information requested by rushees.
The following is the schedule of
rushing parties: Saturday and Sun-
day-Invitation Open Houses, 3-7
p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept.
25-29-Dessert and Coffee, 7:15-9:15
p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30-Luncheon,
12-1:30 p.m., or Buffet Supper, 6-8
p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1-Breakfast, 9-
10:30 a.m., or Buffet Supper, 5:30-
7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2-No rush-
ing. 'Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.
3 and 4-Formal Dinners, 6:15-9:15.
Invitations, Acceptances and Re-
fusals: Printed Invitations to the in-
itial Open Houses must be purchased
from Panhellenic. No other forms may
be used. Invitations may be de-
livered to the mail boxes of the dor-
mitories or to the front doors of the
League Houses starting at 9 a.m. on
Friday, Sept. 22. No active may talk
to a rushee at this time (Fine B).
With the printed tea invitations
may be enclosed a sorority card ask-
ing a rushee to a party at the be-
ginning of the week: she may be giv-
en her choice of one of several par-
ties. Rushees need not reply to the
printed tea invitations, but they are
told in their booklets that they must
accept or refuse any' other invitation
enclosed, at Open House Saturday
or Sunday or by telephone Sunday
evening before 11 p.m. It is made
clear to them that if they cannot
reach a sorority by telephone that
evening, they must let the house know
the next day.
Rushees are told in their booklets
that they must stay no longer than
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Student Advisers To Assist
Patricia Matthews, '40,
President Ruthven, Dean Alice
Lloyd and Dean Joseph Bursley will
formally open orientation week today
with welcome addresses to new stu-
dents at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
Following the addresses, cheer lead-
ers will direct the audience in the
singing of Michigan songs, for which
song sheets will be provided. This
morning and afternoon freshmen will
meet with student and faculty ad-
visers to become acquainted with the
campus and to plan programs for the
Library and Health Service trips
and campus tours have been arranged
TO ALL ENTERING WOMEN
We extend a cordial invitation
to you who come for the first time.
to the University of Michigan. Mrs.
Bacher and Miss Perry and I are in
our offices from 9:30 until 5:00
and are delighted to have you
come to see us, if there is anything.
we can do for you. Mrs. Bacher
will help you if you want to earn
part of your expenses. Miss Ferry
will tell you whether you are elig-
ible for extra-curricular activities
and will give you information
We are all interested in whether.
you are happy and comfortable Jn
your living' arrangements and in
helping you to have the most
rewarding type of experience
possible in your college years.
by orientation heads for the week,
Patricia Matthews, '40, head of fresh-
man orientation, has announced.
WAA To Sponsor Program
Scholastic Aptitude Test I will be
given at 8 a.m. tomorrow in Hill A-
ditorium. A recreational program
sponsored by the Women's Athletic
Association will be held at 4 p.m. to-
morrow at Palmer Field at which a
fashion show and sports demonstra-
tion will be featured.
League Council members will be
introduced to the freshman women
at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, and will speak on
their various positions. A film of
campus life and activities will fol-
Registration and classification will
begin Thursday at Barbour Gymna-
sium. A dessert reception will be
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To Open Later
Dormitory To Bear Name
Of First Woman Student
Stockwell Hall, the new dormitory
for University women, will open at the
beginning of the new semester in
February, increasing the dormitory
housing capacity for women to about
1,035, Dean Jeannette Perry said.
The hall is named for Madelon L.
Stockwell, '74, the first women to
enter the University, and is located
south of Mosher-Jordan and east of
the Women's Athletic Building, at the
corner of North University and Ob-
servatory Avenues. The 390 women
will be housed in 354 rooms, which
are still in the process of being con-
structed and decorated.
Built as all the dormitories on
campus are, for comfort and modern
convenience, Stockwell Hall will in-
clude two large dining halls, a recrea-
tion room in each wing, and kitchen-
ettes and laundrieis in the basement.
Its convenient location near Palmer
Field will enable its residents to en-
joy athletics at close range, as do
the women in Mosher-Jordan..
Want A Sandwich? Take A Day
Of f And See If You'reLucky
By MARGARET WALSH,
Eating crackers and cheese in your
own room may sound like a starving
poet, but we sometimes wonder if it
might not be preferable to trying to
wrangle a meal from one of the fa-
mous lunch spots of Ann Arbor the
first week of school.
With upwards of eight thousand
students all eating on the town until
dormitories, League houses, and oth-
er residences start serving meals, res-
taurants resemble a madhouse on a
Saturday night. If one is among
those fortunate souls who manage to
get in the door at all, hopes of get-
ting something to eat run high-but
not for long. Suddenly spying your
last year's roommate at the back
table, you contemplate the possibili-
ties of plowing your way through the
throng to share his chances of get-
ting a lunch. But the impossible
looks terribly forbidding at times,
and you settle it with a shriek in his
Cure Ham While You Wait
suddenly realize that the ham has
to be cured before you get it. Another
three years, at least!
Cokes are a wonderful institution,
and have often been known to stand
in for a meal, though your family
doctor may have different ideas. It is
at least obtainable before you meet
your unhappy end through starva-
tion, and it's a great life-most of us
want to live.
Too Much "Beer Barrel"
The "Beer Barrel Polka" is a won-
derful song, and personally, we are
all for it. But even a classic like that
loses some of its intangible charm
after the first 3,000 times you hear
it, and 10 times during one meal is
almost too much. If only we had a
nickel, we might play something new,
but even at that, if we did have one,
some "Beer Barrel" fan would have
two, and beat us to it. Such is life.
Meals in the same place day after
day get awfully boring, but it's the
true answer for being happy and
"Wholesome"-maybe it isn't so bad