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September 26, 1939 - Image 21

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The Michigan Daily, 1939-09-26

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Freshman Mixerse Will BeHeld
For All New Students This Week;
resents ports Exhibition

Tomorrow And Thursday
Are Dates For Dances
At Union And League
Attendance Limited
To Class Of 1943
Freshmen men and women will be
given a chance to become acquainted
at the two freshmen mixers to be
given from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow
and Thursday in the League and
Union Ballrooms respectively. The
mixers are being sponsored by the
orientation committee.
Henry Ford's orchestra will supply
the music, and Mr. Benjamin Lovett,
dancing instructor for Ford's square
dancing classes, will teach various
square dances to the freshmen. The
old ,fashioned dances are so designed
to break down formality and facili
tate getting acquainted.
Attendance Limited
Only the freshmen and women and
their senior and junior advisers may
attend. As all the advisers can be
recognized by the central commit-
tee, any upperclassmen not 'on the
orientation committees will be re-
fused entrance, Patricia Matthews,
'40, chairman of orientation, an-
Tickets for the mixers have been
distributed to the advisers who will
apportion the tickets among their
groups, half to attend on Wednesday
and the other half on Thursday. This
distribution is necessary because of
the limited capacity of the ballrooms,
Miss Matthews continued. As it is,
with the increased enrollment over
last year, the ballrooms will be quite
Mixers Originate Recently
Freshman mixers originated last
year under the direction of Marcia
Corinell, '39, and Don Treadwell, '40,
last year's chairmen. The idea proved
so popular with the freshmen that it
has become a regular part of the
annual orientation week activities.'
Groups will meet with their advisers
and attend in a body.
Already freshman enthusiasm for
the mixers is so great that the mixers
promise to become a permanent in-
stitution, Miss Mattherws said.
Women's Staff Tryouts
Meet At 4 P.M. Today
Eligible sophomores and second
semester freshmen interested in
trying out for The Daily women's
staff will meet at 4 p.m. today on
the second floor of the Student.
Publications Building.
Tryouts, during the year, write.
stories for the women's page and
assist on night desk work, writing
headlines and copyready. Appoint-
ments to the women's junior staff
are made from the group in the

Orientation week now being a thing of the past . . . we won't say
what kind of a past, as The Daily is not allowed to print lurid details .
the local frosh have at last lost some of that verdant ireshness which made
them such a delight to the eyes of the Garg
Most of the class of '43 is now settling down
to that daily routine of poly sci,. poly sci, and
: *English I, which has always made dear old
A2 the favorite stamping grounds of profes-
sors, rofessors, and instructors.
But all is not work. Wednesday night, the
transfer lads and lassies : had themselves a
dance at th.e League ballroom, and we hear
tell that the circle two-steps and robber dances
created a highly enjoyable furor.
Just before the battle, moth-er, Mary Lou Finney, Shirley Fishman, Ann
Winters and Hilda Van Tyle were seen doing a grand job decorating for the
dance . . . one slight little brainstorm being a map of Ann Arbor, adorned
with pictures of the smiling NEW FACES of transfer coeds. Before the
evening was half over, most of the pictures had disappeared . . . wonder
how they came out on 'phone numbers?
Shooting the bull, favorite campus indoor sport, has also occupied a
goodly portion of freshman time . . . subjects ranging all the way from
"how to impress the SISTERS" to "should I be true to the man (small "m"
now) I left behind me?"
Your columnist took the liberty to break in on a couple of, sessions at
Jordan Hall to ask the lassies what they thought of the new system of hav-
ing an exclusively freshmen dorm. Upperclassmen last year predicted they
would go sadly astray without having a voice of ex-
perience just around the corner to turn to. (Mich. f 0 t
Daily, May, 1939?) But according to Florence,
Wright, Eleanor Feldrappe, Josephine Blow (no re-
lation to Joe), Mary Lou C-urran, Nancy Stock, and
Dorothy Wineland, everything is JUST LOVELY.
When pressed hard enough, one of them finally
admitted that seeing as they'd never had upper-
classmen around, maybe they didn't know what
they were missing.
Another group, which prefers to remain anony-
mous, expressed the opinion that their worthy
seniors might be useful in certain situations
after all, one must ask someone if the Phi Delt one
met at the Maj is an all-right guy.
A new idea for freshman mixers, which threatens to be sponsored with
a vengeance, was introduced Thursday afternoon when a group of fellows
and girls who live right decided to have an inter-orientation coke date.
Sounds complicated. but the gist of it is.that two men's orientation groups
invited one women's group to sip the amber liquid at the League grill, and
afterwards the whole gang, including Joan Logan, Barbara Johnson, Betsy
Orr, Ivan Schaffer, Chan Pinney and Bill Condon, went on a tour of the
new men's dorms.
Add to your list of boners of the week: two freshmen men standing at
the entrance of the State Street bank asking Patsy Matthews, orientation
chairman, where Nickels Arcade was. (You don't suppose they got it mixed
tip with Nichols Arboretum, do you?) And then, there
was the gal who stopped at the Assembly information
booth and wanted to know where the Michigan League
Seen dashing thither and yon (mostly thither)
about the League were Jean Thompson, Jean Van
S -, Raalte, Hilda Van Tyle and Helen Carter ,transfer
advisers. who were trying to get together in the Coun-
cil Room . . . Mary Rodgers selling copies (?) of
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confirmed reports that all three wom-
en had been taken to Glasgow on a
rescue ship and that they intended
to sail Sept. 19 for New York on the
"Orizaba." The steamer is scheduled
to dock tomorrow morning.
However, a letter from Miss Outh-
waith's family suggests that the refu-
gees may not return as expected. "She
(Miss Outhwaith) is due on the
"Orizaba" sailing from Glasgow to-
day (Sept. 19)-but that doesn't mean
she as-aboard," he mother's reply to
The Daily telegram read.
Miss Wood has been commissioned,
according to her father, to write her
experiences for the Associated Press,
and to broadcast them over WHAS, a
member of the CBS chain. She will
return from New York to Louisville,
Ky. with her parents, and will remain
there for a few days before returning
to the University.
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