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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Campus T-Danee To Offer Varied Program On Oct.

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Each Hostess

Ella Fitzgerald T o'Swing Out' Here

To Represent
Campus House
Free Cigarettes And Song
To Be Added Attractions
At Ballroom Of League
Hostesses, free cigarettes, and
songs will be included in the pro-
gram of the all-campus "T-Dance"
being sponsored by Paci from 3:30
p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26,
in the League ballroom.
Representing various women's
residences on campus, hostesses will
wear identification ribbons. Some
of the girls receiving for the first of
the tea dance series will be Frances
Nevin, '41, Martha Cook; Doris Barr,
'40, Alumnae House; Jean Benham,.
Spec, Delta Gamma; and Marietta
Killian, '40, Collegiate Sorosis.
Two Singers To Appear
Erwin Scherdt and Barbara Tell-
ing, '40, both of whom appeared at
last year's tea dances, will sing With
Bill Gail's orchestra.
Paci, the commitee organizing the
dance series, consists of representa-:
tives from the Assembly, Congress,
Panhellenic a n d Interfraternity
Council organizations, who are joint-
ly sponsoring the affairs.
Members of the Paci committee
are: Barbara Benedict, '40, and Vir-
ginia Osgood, '41, Panhellenic; Betty
Stout, '41, and Barbara Johnson, '40.
Assembly; Lloyd Mowery, '41, and
Lowell Moss, '41E, Interfraternity;
Richard Ebbets, '42, and Winston
Cox; '42 Congress.
Only Men Charged
Although women will be admitted
free of charge, men will be asked to
pay a 25 cent admission fee. "It is
hoped,". Cox stated, "that the tea
dance will be so successful that in
the future men will be able to pay a'
reduced' price. .
"The purpose of an all-campus tea
dance is to enable members of various
groups on campus to become ac-
quainted. The . dances last year
proved very popular, and this series
will, I hope, be even more so," was
Cox' comment.
By the process of changing the
personnel of. the hostess committee,
both men and women on campus will
have the opportunity of meeting
more people interested in social acti-
vities.
Intramural League
Announces Dates
Of Volleyball Games

Ruthven Dinner
Ushering List
Is Announced
Prof. James Will Speak
At Obligatory Meetirgg
To .Be Held Thursday.
All ushers for the Ruthven Testi-
monial Dinner are required to attend
a meeting which will be held at 4:15
o.m. Thursday at the Yost Field
House. or else their names will be
automatically dropped from the com-
mittee, Virginia Osgood, '41, head of
the committee, announced.
Prof. Lavlin K. James of the Law
School will be present to explain the
xeneral organization of seating at
the banquet and final instructions
for ushering will be given at that
time.
Following is the list of ushers:
Elizabeth Asselin, '41; Barbar Bas-
sett, '40; Jane Baits, '42; Maxine'
Beribeau, '40; Joan Baker. '42; Bar-
bara Brehm, '40; Florence Brother-
ton, '40; Betty Anne Chaufty, '41SM;
Betty Conn, '41; Martha Cook, '40;
Martha McCrory, '42; Betty Dick-
meyer, '40; Zelda Davis, '40 and Bar-
bara Fisher, '40.
Ushering List Continues
The list continues with Elizabeth
Higge, '41; Betty Hine, '42; Janet
Homer, '41; Hope Hartwig, '38; Doris
Kimball, '43; Edna Kearney '41,;
Virginia Kielholtz, '41; Jane Krause,
'41; Roberta Leete, '40; Edna Linzey,
'40; Jane Mowrers, '40; Mary Ho-
necker, '40; Patricia Matthews, '40;
Barbara McIntyre, Grad. Beth D'-!
Roke, '40; Elizabeth Moe, '41; Helen
Ralston, '40Spec and Mary Frances
Reek, '40.
Others include Jane Pinkerton, '41;
Claire Reed Hill, 42; Betty Slee, '40;
Dorothy Shipman, '40; Betty Ship-
!man, '42; Marjorie Strand, '41Ed;
Ella Stowe, '40;.Barbara Telling, '40;
Elizabeth Titus, '41; Ruth Mary
Smith,. '42; Ann Vicary, .'40Ed; Dor-
othy Webster '41; Ann Winters '42;
Joan Outhwaite '41 and Anne Vedder,
'41.
WAA SCHEDULE
Crop and Saddle: Meeting at
5:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of
Barbour Gymnasium:
Dance Club: .Meeting at 7:15:
p.m. Thursday at Barbour Gymna-
sium.
Fencing: Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at Barbour Gymnasium.
Hockey: Practice sessions at
4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday'
at Ferry Field.
Tennis: Meeting at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday at Palmer Field.
Outdoor Sports Club: Bicycle
ride at 4:15 p.m. Friday at the
Women's Athletic Building.

THE LETTER BOX
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The women's page welcomes contributions to The Letter
Box, which it hopes to make a forum of campus opinion on women'saffairs.)..
To the Editor: ous expenses connected with the run
Three years ago in various homes ning of such a house.
throughout the country about 20 girls There are about six houses on cam
were spending a good part of the pus where conditions are far abov
summer convincing their parents that the average. Besides an intelligen
a girl's cooperative house could work and charming house mother, the
on the University of Michigan cam- boast pleasant well-furnished room
pus. Today such discussion is super- and can compete in desirability wit]
fluous; one need only to point to the any dormitory or sorority house oi
eight flourishing cooperatives here, campus. If you raise the Leagu
two of which are run by women. house standards, the whole Leagu
In many respects this type of house plan would be splendid.
house is completely unique.. The -Catherine McDermott, '40
atmosphere differs completely from
that of either a dormitory or a To the Editor:
League house. There is that intang- Every girl should live in a dormi
ible sort of an almost-like-home tory some time during 'her colleg
spirit which is due to the fact that career. The broad social contact a
the house is virtually owned by the dormitory provides is an excellent in
girls who live in it. It is not a place troduction to University life.
rented for semester or a year, but After one's first experience wit]
a home created by their own initia- the dormitory, a choice must be mad
tive. -whether to continue in the sam
Cooperatives Are Projects dormitory, whether to try to mak
A second differentiating factor is the dormitory for upperclassmen, o
the matter of interest. The coopera- whether to choose the smaller group
tive is more than a place to live; it the sorority.
is a project, something to build, to The choice will vary with the gir
constantly improve. The house is and the friends she has made. I
furnished and decorated by the girls she likes to live in a large group, sh
a consideration which naturally leads will probably choose a dormitory.
them to take an active interest in -Mary Virginia Bush, '41
keeping it resplendent.
Since all the work in the house is Student Guild To Meet
done by the members, certain girls
become acquainted with the prob- The Westminster Student Guil
lems of purchasing, meal planning will have a supper at 5:30 p.m. to
and bookkeeping. In addition, all day followed by a talk at 6:30 p.n
of them receive ample training in Mrs. Francesea Tibbey, who is fror
the humbler but equally important Madras, India, will speak on "Wha
arts of cooking, cleaning and dish- the Youth of the East Are Thinking.
washing.
Democratic Training Given
But perhaps still more important j
is the training in democratic living
and self-government. All policies of
the house are decided by the mem-
bers, all problems aired before the
full' group.
designed to make you
Last but not at all least is the
matter of costs. For girls who find ,.%look like a movie queen
expenses in a dormitory too high,
the cooperative affords an opportun- for important occasions
ity to cut cost in half with little or
no sacrifice. %o $39
. -June Harris, '40. j n. $3.9
To the Editor:
League house conditions on theHE
whole in Ann Arbor are deplorable. j-
Of the 60 approved League houses on
campus, a handful are fit to live in. j Shod of Distinctive M
Prices, in the first place, are ex- j 613 East William 4
orbitant. Why a small, cheaply fur-_
nished, poorly lighted room should_ ___
command from 85 to 105 dollars a
semester will remain a mystery to
me.
Then, with the league house goes
the landlady who in spite of the fact
that you have paid your room rent,
keeps reminding you of the numer- S. ,

O O 4 P O
Ella Fitzgerald Once Hooted,
Now CommandsTop Billings

By DEBS HARVEY .
From an amateur who was hooted
by the audience and given the gong,
to a singer nationally publicized as
the "First Lady of Swing"-such was
the phenomenal rise of Ella Fitzger-
ald, who will appear with her
orchestra at Interfraternity Ball,
to be held Friday, Nov. 3 at the
Union.
Born in Virginia 21 years ago, Miss
Fitzgerald spent much of her child-
hood in an orphan asylum, and
learned early that she must fight
for the things she wanted in life.
Wanted To Be Singer
First among these was always the
desire to be a singer with an orches-
tra, and from her early 'teens the
"Cinder-Ella of Song" spent her free
moments harrying the various ama-
teur fronts and pestering every agent
in down-town New York.
It was her performances as a
singer and dancer during Amateur
Night at the Harlem Opera House
which gave her her first break. Up j
to this time she had received no
recognition and it seemed apparent
that once more she had failed, for
Miss Ethel McCormick
To T'each Dance Classes
Miss Ethel McCormick, social direc-
tor of the League, will teach both the
beginning and intermediate dance
classes at the League every Tuesday
night, Ella Stowe, '40, chairman, an-
nounced. This week only, classes I
will be held Monday evening.
The beginning group will meet
each week at 7:30 p.m. in the Wal-
nut Room. The intermediate dance
class will meet at 8:30 p.m.

the audience hooted, and her per-
formance was halted by the gong. But
Chick Webb's critical ears told him
that-this awkward, stage-struck girl
had a voice that, properly trained,
would make her famous.'
Became Very Popular
It was only a short time after her
first professional appearance with his
band that she became so popular
that her services were sought. after
by such well-known swingmasters as
Benny Goodman.
But the dusky singer feels that she
owes her present reputation. entirely
to the guidance of the late Chick
Webb, and nothing would persuadej
her to alter her association with his
band. After his death last summer,
she took up the fallen baton and is
now both singer and director of the
band.-
Michigan Dames
ITo HoldReception
New members of the Michigan
Dames organization will be honored
at a reception given by the old mem-
bers of the group at 8 p.m. Wednes-
day, Oct. 25, in the Ethel Fountain
Hussey Room of the League.
Following the reception, the new
members will be introduced to the
eight interest groups sponsored as part
of the organization's activity pro-
gram. These groups include art,
books, bridge, drama, child study,
handwork, homemaking and music.
Regular meetings of the Michigan
Dames take place the first Tuesday
of each month in the League and
the third Tuesday of the month at
the Rackham Building,

The volleyball tournament schedule
as announced by Jane Grove, intra-
mural manager, is as follows:
"A" Tournament: Chi Omega vs.
Martha Cook, 4:30 p.m., Monday.
Zone VIII vs. Delta Gamma, 4:30
p.m., Tuesday and Sorosis vs. Alpha
Phi at 5:10 p.m. Ann Arbor Inde-
pendents vs. Zet Tau Alpha, and
Alpha Gamma Delta vs. Zone I, 4:30
p.m., Friday.
"B" Tournament: Maddy House
vs. Zone V, and Radford House vs.
Alpha Omicron Pi, 5:10 p.m., Mon-
day. Betsy Barbour vs. Zone IV,
4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Alpha Chi Ome-
ga vs. Phi Sigma Sigma 5:10 p.m.
Tuesday. Betsy Barbour vs. Kappa
Kappa Gamma, 4:30 p.m., Thursday
and Zone II vs. Mosher at 5:10 p.m.
Jordon vs. Alpha Delta Pi and Ade-
lia Cheever vs. Zone III, 5:10 p.m.
Friday.
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