MONDAY, JDEC. 11, 1939
TH E M IC H IGA N D A I LY
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New Organization Plans
Feeling that the importance of the Goodfellow edition called for extra- ots
earnest efforts, we decided to sound out the ever-fickle public and discover B h oi it1o11,or
just what they would like to read in a "colyum" so-o-o with pencil and paper And Techique Practice
in hand, we shyly (?) addressed a group:
"What kind of column do you like best?" "Experienced or inexperienced, if
you're interested in ballet, we can
Poll Of Student Opinion Says . . . help you" urged Jeanne Burt, '4OEd,
The perennial Freshman: "Columns, oh yes, columns. Why I've always director of the new dance groups.
had difficulty deciding between Doric and Ionic, but the ones in Angell- nTheony onzatn in hih
are nce."instruction in ballet is given, this
are nice." ; newly formed club plans.to become a
The also perennial senior: "It all depends on whether you're reporting permanent part of the Women's Ath-
the week, day by day, or the day, week by week." letic Association. Besides technique
At which point we began to wonder-and speakinig of wondering we trust and originalticomposition work, pai
you wandered in "Winter Wonderland" Friday and Sat- ticipation in Children's Theatre Pro-
urday as practically"every collegian and collegianne made duction, and cooperation with the
,theirappearance at some point or another. In spite of Modern Dance Club is anticipated.
o the frigidity of the name, a warm welcome was enjoyed by At first a small group of exper-
So f all. ienced dancers, the club is anxious to
v Friday afternoon we saw Les Coda debating the wis- expand its activities, to include the
dom of finding out the future from Madame Fortune instruction of novices in the funda-
Teller-"step right up, only-, Folks." But Lester turned mentals of the art.
away, determined to let things come as they would. The first public performance of
Then Tom Harmon, Dick Trelfa and Fred Olds were mingling here and the club will be in "Cinderella," a
there, gazing at exhibits and floor shows, too, of course. Hostessing for the dance pantomime, the last produc-
afternoon we saw committee members-Margo Thon, Luise Keatley and tion of the Children's Theatre for this
Betty Hine as they whizzed arund and made sure everyone. felt at home, season.
and Lou Carpenter and Nancy Spurgenor were also representing the Sopho- There is still time, Miss Burt stated,
Soh-for anyone interested in ballet work
more class. to try out for the dance to be present-
'L r 'GlaSs A sh Trays Here . . . led in "Cinderella." All those people
who desire to join the ballet troupe
Friday evening John Bachman and Jim Bartlett were among the arrivals are requested to call Miss Burt. Pre-
and the Phi Psi's seemed to stick together with Dirk van der Burch, Bill vious to the organization of this group
Sessions and Chuck James debating the possibilities of refurnishing their the ballets for the Children's The-
rooms with "lervly" glass ash trays. More and f / atre operettas have been made up of
more familiar faces in the mob. Aggie Crow was " the children who indicated that they
here there and ever where; and we saw Bud Craw- ' " had some training in ballet. Miss
By MARY HELEN DAVIS x
An educator's dream of advance-
ment has, for the past decade, been
the field of special education for'
both adults and children. This fall
that dream materialized with the
completion and opening of the Hor-
ace H. Rackham School of Special
Education at Ypsilanti.
The building, donated through the
Rackham Fund, is the ultimate in
modern school architecture and is
built to accommodate 70 students
with complete facilities for special
psychological testing, physiotherapy
and a medical clinic. At the present
time a swimming pool is nearing com-
pletioni and the clinic is being
Residence Farilities Given
Not only does the school offer edu-
cational opportunities for all types
of handicapped children who at-
tend as day students, but it also has
a cafeteria and residence facilities
for 25 children whose homes are at a,
distance which will not permit then
to commute. The cost to parents of
children in residence is $8 per week.
Special rooms equipped with wall
plugsfor ear phones are included in
the building for those children whose
hearing is defective. Other rooms
have sound-proof glass compartments
for the teaching of lip-reading to
The education of the near-blind
and poor-visioned children enrolled
in the school is well cared for in the
rooms provided for this purpose. This
training is given extensively with
the aim to save the sight of many
children and to give others for whom
blindness is inevitable a liberal back-
ground of both practical and literary
information which they may rely up-
ford admiring the first exhibit to the right.
Then Saturday afternoon, Bud Keetch came
to see what the excitement was about and Gordon
Hardy was there-and look who's here-if it isn't
ex-Garg-ed Max -Hodge. And of course committee-
woman Charlene Pike arrived.
And so it goes on and on. Murray Lilly and
Annette Rosin were sipping cokes in the League
Grill-sort of time-out from the activities upstaris.
And we saw Dolly Grossman and Ed Zerden, and
Murray Massin and Mazie Saltman, not to forget
Mim Rubin ahnd Jack Spitalny who were whirling
around to the strains of Woody Mack.
Sadie Hawkins Dance Is Held
rooms hat will accomm date wheelheseFstu
chairs are provided for these studentso C."
A large shop and hanaicraft room
which is stocked with looms, wood- A play group, supplementary, to the
working tools and other equipment classroom, has been organized by Mrs.
for hand work is arfanged so as to Herbert Weisinger, '38Ed and Miss
accommodate large numbers of pu- Beatrice Danziger who also attended
pils simultaneously. Vocational train- the University at one time in an at-
ing is also carried on in the shop for tempt to prove that all education for
Burt, herself, directed these groups.
Miss Burt, besides directing the Do tories To Contribte
ballet numbers for the "Ugly.Duck-l Antre oC nrbt
ling," the operettatpresented last-! Gifts To Family Agency
year by the Children's Theatre has
also made numerous personal an-' Plans for pre-vacation activities at
the sub-normal intelligence level
classes as well as for those suffering
from other handicaps.
The Special Education school at
Ypsilanti is staffed with teachers
trained in this field and offers prac-
tice teaching facilities for students
of education who wish to enter this
field. Dr. Elliott, director of the
school is now promoting a new pro-
gram of adult education for welfare
cases which are.treated by means of
the progressive system as is used for
State funds make the Rackham
School of Special Education possible
as do conributions through private
agencies such as the city welfare or-
ganizations, community fund and by
personal donations to the school.
Mothers To Be Honored
Martha. Cook Building's Christmas
festivities will reach a climax at the
annual Christmas dinner and break-
fast to be given at 6 p.m. Thurs-
day and 6 a.m. Friday.
This Christmas dinner and early
morning breakfast is in honor of the
mothers of all the residents. In the
case where the girls' mothers live too
fare away, Ann Arbor women will
After the dinner there will be a
Christmas party, and in the morning
the residents will sing Christmas
-carols during breakfast. The center
hall is decorated with pine boughs
and tinsel over the lamps while a
decorated tree stands in the living
This dinner and breakfast has be-
come a tradition of long standing at
Martha Cook Building and is re-
nown through the campus, Mrs. Le-
ona B. Diekema, house mother at
Martha Cook stated, as one of the
nicer Christmas traditions.
Initiations Are Announced
Triangle announces the initiation
of Prof. Richard Scheidewind, as an
associate member, and of Harley J.
Anderson, '40E; Walter K. Rogers,
'41E, and Robert J. Platt, '42E. Rus-
sell Thatcher, '41A, Flint; Bryce
Emunson, '41E, Manistee; Robert L.
Jackson, '40E, Detroit, and Herber L.
Grosswendt, '41E, Bloomsbury, N.J.,
were pledged by the fraternity.
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And in between times people were seen here and there, elsewhere. At
the Pi Lam Sadie Hawkins dance were George Heller and Beverly Stone and
Stan Botwinik and Muriel Lubin.
Then there was the Phi Delt Christmas formal Friday night with Jack
Meyer and Phil Tonkin, and Doris Kimball and Jack Harwood.
SAE also chose Friday night for their annual pre-holiday celebration.
And with the Christmas tree in one corner, Bob Emmett and Jean Bertram
and Ginny Potts and Tom Jensen were standing in another chatting during
intermission. And Jack Luxan was there with Dotty Rudy.
Parting is such sweet sorrow-or at least leaving for vacation can be
when it is celebrated as it has been this weekend. And
then there was the annual Theta Xi tea yesterday af-
ternoon. Gathered to exchange "see ya' next year"--
v3Betty Dock and "Gabby" McLaughlin, Helen Jean and
Don Kipka and Betty Hughes and Kenny Johnson.
"Doc" Christenson and Elsie Courtney. Lorraine Jud-
7 , . son and George Gotschall and Ray Allen and Dorothy
Bogart were dancing now and then and admiring
Christmas tree lights in between.
But thoughts this week turn to other things and as we always say,
"Early to shop, to be sure,
Makes one healthy, happy and poor."
pearances in Ann Arbor. Last year I Mosher and Jordan Halls are well Children who are suffering from
she danced at the Union Formal in a 1 spastic paralysis or birth injuries and
combined tap and ballet number. under way. Instead of having each from infantile paralysis are given
corridoir provide an individual family treatment in the physio-therapy' de-
with a Christmas basket, it was sug- partment along with their regular
C gested that Mosher women use their studies. Specially equippea class-
collection fund to buy a quantity of
Is Novel Gift wash cloths, bath towels, soap and) Room Arranging Is
For Children Jordan Hall will present more thin ]New Indoor Sport
100 pairs of stockings to the Familyl
Welfare Bureau this year as theirf
Is this business of what to give a donation.
cousin, brother or sister in the 'teens Twenty-five dollars will also be Some night about 12 when you are
or below a terrific problem for you? given to the University Hospital li- in bed waiting for Morpheus to pay
It certainly is to most of us, and fi- brary part of which will be spent his customary visit, you may hear a
for Children's books, instead of the noise likc the Gotterdammerung com-
nally the big-brains of the cosmetic toys that are usually given to chil- ing from above. But have no fear;
industry have put their heads to- dren in the hospital. the world is not coming to an end.
gether and decided that this coI- Mosher Hall's Christmas pageant, The upstairs neighbors have just de-
non stuff called soap into which was so successful last year, will cided to rearrange their room.
many forms and in bright colors is be held again Wednesday, and will ( This is a favorite indoor sport in
the solution. ibe preceded by a formal dinner. Wom- the dormitory because the facilities
No soubt oen from Mosher and Jordan will carol are so abundant. Each room has four
No doubt you have seen these brighthrough the dormitory and the hos- walls, two beds, two dressers, one
strings of MV-exican gourds that are pital Thursday evening, desk and, if the permutations are
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at least one gift in her
Christmas stocking as pleas-
ingly personal as each one in
this glittering array of gifts
from our large pre-holiday se-
4 lection. Don't disappoint her!
Crystal sheer 'Run Guard'
4 H osiery
Necklace and Bracelet
Simulated pearls, 1, 2, &
Sweaters she'll love you
Glamorous Hostess Gowns
We Will Wrap Your Gift
Seven games were played in the
first week of the annual Intramural
Maddy House won over the Ann
Arbor Independents' team nine to six
and Palmer Cooperative House was
victorious over Alpha Omicron Pi
twenty to six.
Tuesday afternoon, Alpha Epsilon
Phi defeated Alpha Gamma Delta
ten to five. Mosher Hall won over
Helen Newberry 25 to 8, and Alpha
Chi Omega was victorious over Al-
pha Xi Delta 20 to 4 that same after-
Eleven additional games will be
played this week.
Snood Is Perfe't Outfit
A snood hat, a fur muff and we
have the perfect outfit for "street
wear. It can also be worn for sports
events, teas and informal dances.
on Le marxe e ow Lese same
strings are made of soap covered
with bright celophane and made into
long strings exactly like the authentic
ones and they may help your Christ-
mas shopping problem considerably.
Boys are bound to appreciate the
tremendous Hole-in-One soap golf
ball with a cord to hang them by.
They are almost a necessity for locker
rooms and are greatly appreciated at'
home or in a dorm.
Younger children will probably be
wild about a set of Wizard of Oz
characters of soap. ;
Pink elephants and scotch and soda
scotties are among the many other
attractive forms into which soap has
been molded this year. The three
little fishies might well come under
this classification as they are to he
found in a transparent acquarium
complete with their mother.
For those of us who still cling to the.
merits of the bath tub above those of
a shower, the huge Christmas pud-
dings of soap on a floating wood plat-
ter make this gift very appealing. To
all appearances it is really a pudding
complete with the bright bits of fruit
on the top and wrapped in green cell-
ophane, but what a thrill it will
give you when you may just let it
float and take dabs at the thing with
a wash cloth.
Yes, if you give soap this Christ-
mas you can be sure your relatives
will "come clean."
Rifle Classes To Be Held
At Usual Time This Week
Riflery instruction which was start-
ed last week will continue this week
at the scheduled time. These one-
hour classes are under the supervision
of Major Fariss of the ROTC.
All those who are interested inI
joining the class, but were unable to
attend the organization meetingy
should call Helen Nutting 3318.
correct, this gives 128 ways oz ar-
The impulse to try one of the 128
varieties usually comes when one is
studying for a bluebook and sudden-
ly gets a "what the heck" feeling or
when one wants a new outlook on life.
After the room has gone through
about six metamorphoses the occu-
pants of the room may find a lay-
out they really like. Then they go
I home for vacation and return to find
that their efforts have been wasted,
The staff has completely changed
the room around.
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