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Annual Hillel
Social Mixer
WV I I Be Today
Dance Will Be Held In Union
From 3:30 P.M. To 5:30 P.M.;
Sawyer's Orchestra Will Play
As a special feature of the mixer,
Bill Sawyer and his orchestra will
play for dancing. Sawyer will feat-
ure his vocalist Gwen Cooper. Ar-
rangements for the. affair are in
charge of Laura Katzenel, '41Ed.,
chairman of the social committee of
Committee Heads Drive
The committee in charge of the
membership drive is headed by Her-
bert London, '43, and Helen Bittker,
'42, who is head of the women's divi-
sion. The initial drive for solicitors
was begun Saturday with a banquet
at the Union to make plans for the
membership campaign.
Hostesses for the mixer today will
be Beverly Cohen, '42; Miriam Rubin,
'41; Rhoda Leshine, '42; Rita Gold-
stein, '41; Eleanor Press, '43; Char-
lotte Kaufman, '43; Arlene Lazan-
ski, '43; Josephine Moyses, '43; Ger-
trude Cohen, '42, and Miss Bittker.
Chaperons for the affair will be Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Morgan and Prof.
and Mrs. Samuel Goudsmit,
All Students Are Invited
All students holding Hillel affiliate
memberships will be admitted free.
Those who wish to obtain member-
ships will be able to buy tickets at
the door, Miss Katzenel announced.
Non-members will be charged an ad-
nission fee of 50 cents.
New comers, including transfers
and graduate students are especially
invited to attend the mixer to be-
come alcquainted with each other, and
also with old members of the Hillel
Amateur Show
Started Career
Of Ruth Draper
It was another generation's idea of
an amateur show which first revealed
the talent Ruth Draper has for giv-
ing character sketches in the form
of her original monologues.
Miss Draper, who will speak here
Nov. 19, was the one who didn't get
the gong during the entertainment
stunts at a houseparty of young peo-
ple where her act began her career.
After everyone had sung his song,
or grotesqued through his dance, it
was Miss Draper's turn. After puzz-
ling awhile, she decided to try a mon-
ologue after the memorable Beatrice
Hereford's style.
Gave Impromptu Sketch
With no time for preparation, she
swung into her act. Her sketch was
about a little Jewish tailor who had
been doing some work for her.
With nothing but his accent and
amusing mannerisms to work with,
she improvised her story, and built
up his character as she went along.
Her first audience almost refused
to believe that the sketch was im-
Reception Was Enthuskistic
Encouraged by the enthusiastic re-
ception of this first effort, Miss Dra-
per went back over the miniature
drama that had been so unexpectedly
born, and sharpened the characters
and heightened the detail. Then one
monologue after another followed,
until she acquired a repertoire of
35 sketches, anyone of which she can
do at a moment's notice, as they are

all in her memory.
One intriguing feature of her work
involves her linguistic skill. She
speaks French, German, Italian and
Spanish fluently, and uses these lan-
guages in her sketches. She is also
very- clever at imitating foreign ac-
cents, and uses many dialects in her
sketches-Dalmatian, Balkan, Swed-
ish and East Indian among them.
The sketches come into being by
direct acting-they are not written
out first.
Antique-Finish Leather
Is Popular With College
Woman For Accessories
Latest love of the college woman
are the touches of antique-finished
leather~ she works into her accessor-
ies, with purse and shoes blending
with the rest of her costume.
Shoes come in the soft rusty-brown
shade that harmonizes so well with
beige and other autumn shades. Most
popular are the pumps with the
squarish turned-up toes that seem 'to
make the most gross feet sizes smaller.
This same finish is shown in a very
sporty alligator oxford, with the oh-
so-English tie.
Many are the words of praise we've
heard from harassed women who are
obliged to practically live in their
purses all day long. The envelope
har.- in th an rtinie shaides not nlyv

Jeater fin Jer (lap-

Each fall, fashion picks on one
feature to make itself distinctive.
This year, luckily for youth, there's
nothing that can put a feather in
your cap like the length of your
Lucky is the word to use here,
for, much as fashionable matrons
of Newv York and the vicinity may
object to such a statement, there
seems to be no group of women
who can wear the low waistline as
successfully as can those of college
age. It's an opportunity that ought
not to be allowed to slip away.
Many are conscious of this, but
there is arco fsiderable group that
clings to the belt line as a stopping
point for skirt and top. It should
be considered that one is being attrac-
tively dressed as well as subtly ad-
vertising oneself as being up to date
by tending toward the long torso.
A coincidence at the Union dance
last Saturday provesthis point. An
extremely pretty girl wearing a two
piece silk with pleated skirt stepped
from the dance floor to the hall,
but hardly a head turned as she
walked by. Immediately following
her was another in the same type
of dress, but with a distinctive fac-
tor added. Comments were num-
erous and complimentary.
The outfit is worth describing. It
was of teal blue. The jacket was
very long and well fitted, with
straight, long sleeves, and a neat, lace
collar topping it, From the throat-
line to jacket hem was a double row
of closely set buttons to accent the
length. Its skirt was quite short and
pleated all around.
Best of all about this style is that,
contrary to many opinions,, any-
one can wear it. The success of
wearing it is in the color combina-
tion. Thin people should have un-
pressed pleats in the skirt, with
two very contrasting colors being
used, or just one dark color. Those
who are heavier, should pick a
straight skirt, with stripes in either
the top or bottom, but not both,
for it makes the attempt at deceiv-
ing the eye too obvious.
Such a style note cuts the smart-
est possible figure that has been pro-
duced by designers in a great many
fashion seasons. It's not the type of
style that one may wear with dis-
taste just because it's new but really
not pretty, for it creates a chic and
fastidious air that is altogether pleas-
It's not the straight, low waist-
line of some twenty or less years
ago, that didn't fit, gave no advan-
tage to the figure, and included a
low belt. Long torso dresses are
Interviews Start Today
For Committee Positions
Interviewing for central commit-
tees on Assembly Banquet and Pan-
hellenic Ball and Banquet will be
held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today and
tomorrow in the undergraduate office
of the League. Only women who
had their petitions in the office be-
fore today are eligible to be inter-
Women who wish to serve on in-
dividual committees, rather than seek
postions on the central committee,
need not be interviewed. , They must,
however, petition.
Assembly Banquet will be held
Nov. 4. Panhellenic Banquet is
scheduled for Oct. 28 and Panhellenic
Ball will be held Dec. 6.
Patricia Walpole, '41, is president of
Assembly, the independent women's
organization, and Annabel Van
Winkle, '41, is head of Panhellenic
for sorority women.

Vogue Offers First Children's Theatre Play
Opportunities Tryouts Will Be Tomorrow
By JANET HIATT of the search for the princes
For, C areers "Men who can take it" and aspir- search which takes many humo
ing actresses, too, are being called twists and turns.
Annual Prix de Paris Contest to the rehearsal room of the League Stage To Be Extended
at 4 p.m. tomorrow by Richard Mc- In fact, not only will the stag
To Give Seven Major Awards Kelvey, director of the plays pre- the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatr
To Senior University Women sented each fall by the Children's used for the production, but also
Theatre group."stage steps, aisles and the box in
Senior university women all ovbr A "screwball comedy" is Mr. Mc- balcony. Said Mr. McKelvey,
the country once more may read into Kelvey's description of the first play might even call it "Handzapoppi
Vogue's Prix De Paris contest the op- tobe presented-"TherPrincess andmdv cto Hndoppi
portunity of a career in fashion, ad- the Pea" by Hans Christian Ander- The production end of the play
vertising, and writing. son. A cast of about 20 players will e he om ee
Seven major awards, plus several be chosen for it. the Theatre-Arts committee of
honorable mentions, to be given to Cast Is Revised League who through various
the women who prove most capable Some deviations from the original committees will manage the costu
in this sixth. annual contest, will open fairy tale have been made in Mr. scenery, properties and make-up,
the doors to those hard-to-break- McKelvey's "adaptation" of the play. men on the committee may, how
into fields of which the "futures" Trick gadgets in the scenery, waitersa-s
are so tempting to women with spe- on roller skates and cracks about
cialized talents. Unionism have been added as well First Meeting Of H o
Prizes Are Offered as a somewhat revised cast of char-
First prize will take the form of a acters. In the 1940 version will Presidents To Be Hel
year's position on the Vogue editorial appear a "fake king, a real king who's
staff, which amounts to the chance_ At 4:30 PM Today
to prove one's talents in the fashion USHERS TO MEET TODAY P.M.
field. Second prize, a special Vanity A required ushering test will be Another step towards complete
Fair months piteinon ethe Voue held in the Lydia Mendelssohn ter-house cooperation, the aim o
staff as a feature writer. It will be Theatre at 4:30 today for any wo- eague ouncil, as en is
awarded to the contestant who turns man who wants to usher in the with the inauguration of House F
Children's Theatre Plays or the dents' meetings, the first of w~
in the best papers on non-fashion ACie'spThdt ions rh will be held at 4:30 p.m. today in
material; specifically on the theatre, Art Cinema productions. League.
music, painting or comparable The group will also go over h
themes. not very bright either, and a prince rules and sign out sheets. The m
Cash prizes will be awarded to the dumber than both of them who runsi
next five winners, Who also must be an advertisement in the paper to ent will domitories, sor the p
in the graduating class of '41. Hon- find a genuine princess." league house groups as well as
orable mention will be made of those In the original story, a king and members of the League Council.
women whose papers are praise-wor- queen sought a real princess by hav-_ _
thy, but who do not win one of the ing her sleep on 20 mattresses under
first seven- prizes. Honorable men- 20 quilts with a pea under the bot- Jordan Hall To Hold
tion winners will be interviewed by tom mattress. When the truth was
advertising and other staffs of stores obtained, the pea was put in a mu- Birthday Dinner Tod
and advertising firms. seum. The new version opens in a
Questions To Be Asked museum, then reverts back to the tale In honor of all residents w

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Stitched, Knife
Pleated Skirts
Are Popular
Maybe Dame Fashion is not quite
as fickle as she has been accused of
being for at least. she hasn't yet
successfully changed the classic cam-
pus costume. namely the skirt and
sweater outfit.
In fact, she doesn't seem to be try-
ing because even the most casual ob-
server can see that skirts and jack-
ets or sweaters are more popular
than ever this year.
Almost every skirt one sees these
days features pleats in one form or
another. There are models with
accordion pleats all around the skirt
so that there is none of that ugly
Box pleats are especially neat and
smart looking if they are pressed to
a knife edge, and the gay, casual
unpressed pleats, stitched down a
few inches from the top and then
falling into draped lines give that
young, wind-blown look.
There is one particularly new and
clever skirt being seen around. In
the front it is entirely made up of
rather narrow pleats stitched a short
way from the top. But in the back,
the new feature of just one large
pleat in the middle to give the swing
effect adds a note of originality.
Exactlydthe opposite of the skirt
just modeled is one with all of the
pleats in the back and the Scotch
"kiltie" effect in front. Just as the
canny Scots fasten their kilties as*
they wrap them around, with a large
safety pin, so has this unusual skirt
a clip resembling a huge pin
Fencing Club To Meet
The first meeting of the Michi-
gan Women's Fencing Club will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today in the fenc-
ing room at Barbour Gymnasium.
The program for the coming year
will be presented, and all fencers who
took beginning or intermediate fenc-
ing last year, or fenced previous to
entrance at the University] are in-
vited to attend.


well fitted, and if there is to be a
belt, it is worn at the normal waist-
line. After all there is really no
reason why a belt must come exact-
ly where the material for the top
and bottom of dress is sewn togeth-
er, and it doesn't defeat the pur-
pose of style to have it cut the
smooth line of a wrist length bod-
Some women on campus have al-
ready discovered how attractive a
two piece dress of contrasting color,
with a dark belt on a light top can
be. Such a dress, cut on absolutely
classic and familiar lines, with only
the length of the fitted shirt com-
ing over the skirt to add a new note,'
is perfect for classwear. This should'
answer the argument that this is a
style for da e clothes and formals.
Actually, when one looks back
on the beginning of the low waist-
line craze, it might be said that
college women started it with their
class clothes. In a way, wasn't it
they that were first wearing a
sweater that reached 'way below
the waist. Of course, those do ab-
solutely hide any waistline, but it
did start to make the low line a
familiar sight in colleges, and even
high schools.
Petitioning for Assembly banquet
and Panhellenic banquet and ball is
now under way at the League, so
why not pick that place to try out the
success of the new adaptation of the
long torso. Last year Brooks-style
sweaters were worn. This year, try
a- low waisted dress, or a long suit
coat. Although the point of every
interview is to ascertain your ability
to execute a job, how you look also
is important.
The Best Dressed Coed of the
Week received this award while
wearing a suit adapted to the long
torso. She is Mildred Radford,
'42,, and was seen at the football
game Saturday in a wool skirt of
fireman red, with a pork pie of
the same color. Her man-tailored
coat was beige, and the touch that
completed the costume were tan,
pigskin gloves. The silk shirt is

A series of monthly questions will
be answered by all participants;
problems will ask for opinions, de-
scriptions, ideas and short papers.
From these contestants, will be chos-
en in the primary elimination, those
whose answers and papers are best.
They will be asked to write a thesis,
the subject of which will be chosen
from an assigned list of topics.
Of 60 winners of previous Prix De
Paris contesest, 40 are now pursuing
careers in their chosen fields. The
contest is known to university women
for its unusual prizes which offer not
only a 'material award, but the in-
tangible opportunity for future ac-
complishments. Pamphlets explain-
ing entrance to the contest may be
obtainedat -the office of the Dean
of Women.
Hay Ride Will Be Held
The Congregational Student Fel-
lowship will sponsor a hay ride at 9
p.m. tomorrow. The hay racks will
leave Pilgrim Hall and return to the
Church after the ride for dancing
and refreshments. George Cogger,
-'42E, and Mary Edith Riner, '42, are
in charge of arrangements.

Now that the League has started
an Acquaintance Club, we'd like to
offer one suggestion:
The founders of the Acquaintance
Club would do well to tell ambitious
coeds not ever, ever to wear those
short skirts and long stockings that
seem to, be the rage these days.
For all we know, they may be the
latest Paris fashion. Look what hap-
pened to Paris.
They're even worse than those un-
pressed, badly-fitted slacks that girls
wear in the summer. And that means
* * *
Why don't Michigan men organize
a boycott against girls who wear
these cotton or wool leg-shields? If
they really mean what they say about
them, they will.

birthdays occurred last month or will
be celebrated this month, Jordan Hall
will hold a 'special birthday dinner
at 6 p.m. today. Mildred Schwarz,
Ruth Leidig and Virginia Baechle,
members of the Class of 1944, will
be in charge of arrangements.
Meeting today, the Jordan Glee
Club will organize their work for the
semester with Barbara Baggs, '43,
acting as chairman.

Are you enjoying
The social advantage of good dancing?

603 East Liberty

Phone 8066


Annwverar 2avinq o
Brigh1 Wools i
' SOFT, warm dresses that will lend that
essential touch of gaity to your ward-
, I robe. Choose a carefree plaid, soft
blue or barley beige . . . and there are
scads of others. You'll find them a
joy to wear. Sizes 9 to 17 and 10 to
/ Anniversary priced.
this. Week only at
$7 and $10
7 - -
Annrive'rsai y
2 Pc. Wool
Suits.. .$8.95\
E/ / Silk "Date"
Dresses ... $10
Casual Sports-
coats ... $14.95 /
Wool Dressy
Coats ...$25
Skirts. $2, 3.95
Coats ...$5
Blouses . . . $1

CELEBRATING the debut of the
"fnatural look" in under-twenty
cosmetics . . . a whole new
series of make-up and fragrance
accessories. The "Pink Party"
scent a blend of many flower

-roCw a
Cologne . . . 1.00 and 1.75
Perfume . . 1.00, 1.85, 3.50
Lipstick . . . . ... . 75c
Face Powder . . . . . 1.00
Bath Powder . . . . . . 1.00
Talcum . . . . . . . . 50c
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