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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1940

League Facilities
Will Be Explained
During'Fortnight'

Never Put Of f Until Tomorrow. ..

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Senior Society To Sponsor
Teas, Dances; Assembly
BanquetWill Be Climax
If you freshmen should be con-
fronted by an earnest, intelligent and
not unpersonable young woman af-
ter rushing is all over, you may be
justified in thinking that she is ei-
ther your Orientation adviser, whom
you had almost forgotten, or else a
member of Senior Society
Detailed plans for the two-week
affair sponsored by Senior Society
that is known as Independent Wo-
man's Fortnight, have not as yet
been completed, but probably they
will resemble somewhat the program
that was carried out last year.
Other Activities Follow Rushing
During these two weeks the mem-
bers of Senior Society will visit all
the dormitories and League houses,
explaining to the new girls every-
thing there is to know about League
activities, sports programs, and other
campus functions. For two weeks,
Assembly, the independent women's
organization, will hold teas,- dances
and other gatherings, in order that
the group may become better ac-
quainted within itself.
Independent Women's Fortnight
will probably open with a tea given
by Assembly. puring this period the
League Houses will elect their pres-
idebts, who become their representa-
tives to Assembly Board. Festivities
will be climaxed by the annual As-
sembly Banquet, which is one of the
biggest ;campus traditions.
Information, Found At League
One of the pet projects of Assem-
bly is the information booth which
has been set Up in the lobby of the
League. This was begun about k week
ago, and will operate through Inde-
pendent Women's Fortnight. Any-
one who is curious about activities,
institutions or other campus prob-
lems will receive accurate and full
information there.
Formerly the Fortnight was, con-
ducted by Assembly, but last spring
it was formally turned over to Senior
Society, which is an independent wo-
men's honorary organization, made
up of those juniors of last year who
were chosen by the outgoingtmembers
of the society to carry on the func-
tions of the organization.
Vice-Presidency Is Vacant
Officers of Senior Society are Jane
Sapp, '41, president; Betty Hall, '41,
secretary, and Betty Lou Witters, '41,
treasurer. The office of vice-presi-
dent is to be filled soon. The former
officer, Laya Wainger, '41, is not
returning to school.
More detailed plans for the Fort-
night will be announced soon, Miss
Sapp says.
New Art Editor
Is Announced
'Ensian Position Is Held
By Miss Whittemore
For the first time in its history,
the Michiganensian, campus year-
book, will have as its art editor a
woman student. She is Margaret
Whittemore, '41A.
Miss Whittemore, a member of the
'Ensian art staff for the past three
years, was responsible for many of
the division page designs in last year's
book. Her pages included those de-
voted to sororities, fraternities, wo-
men's activities and nursing.
Work on the cover design for the

1941 'Ensian has already been start-
ed, Miss Whittemore said. She, with
the assistance of her entire staff, is
in charge of that.
Michigan's yearbook, Miss Whitte-
more pointed out, is one of few of its
kind in the country in that all of its
arI work is done by students. Ever
the layouts, she added, are worked
out by the art staff cooperating di-
rectly with the editorial staff.
In addition to her art work witlh
the 'Ensian, Miss Whittemore will

Junior Women
To Give Prize
For Best Play
By GRACE MILLER
There may be a pot of gold lying
in Miss McCormick's office in the
League-in the form of one of the
scripts for Junior Girls Play.
Some budding young playwright
may find his ship coming in soon. For,
the central committee, headed ry
Shirley Silver, '42, general chairman
will pay $100 for the play they choose.
There has been an amazing re-
sponse to the requestfor scripts. Four
complete plays and 12 synopses have
been received. The central committee
is a little surprised, and hugely
pleased with these encouraging re-
sults.
It may easily be that the winning
play is still a gleam in the eye of
the author-to-be. So don't be dis-
couraged by the thought of English
majors and drama students who
might be good. Chances are they're
either much too busy plugging away,
or much too lazy to use a typewriter.
So if you want to be one of the
campus literati, a bright light at
literary teas (catches moths, you
know), get out your typewriter and
begin. You wont have to kiss babies
or be a rugged individualist-that's
politics. .
The deadline is Nov. 15. Scripts
should be planned to run about two
hours-with opportunities to work in
song and dance routines gracefully.
Usually a clever, light or even ridic-
ulous story has the best audience ap-
peal for a performance of this type.
Remember all those wisecracks and
retorts you think; up late at night
when the chance to use them has
-"g since_ slipped by? Here's a g6d
way to get the inferiority complex-
causing burden off your chest.
JGP is one of the oldest traditions
on campus. Ages ago it originated
as an entertainment put on for the
outgoing seniors by the juniors. All
that is left of this original form is
the special showing given the seniors
after their banquet, after which the
play has a run of several nights be-
fore the public.
Miss Silver will announce the date
of JGP soon, and meanwhile don't
forget the pot of gold.
Illness Causes Change
Of Transfer Advisors

Doctor Bell
Tells Value
OF Exercise
Regular Sports Periods
Form Excellent Program
For Unskilled Women
Tennis And Bowling
Are Popular Here
"Sports are a fundamental form
of emotional satisfaction," said Dr.
Margaret Bell, head of the women's
physical education department, as
she explained that the girl who can-
not hold up her end of a tennis match
or a golf game these days is often
a social dub.
"Besides being essential in the so-
cial world," Dr. Bell said, "sports
are the activities that make one feel
more 'right' than any other type en-
tertainment. This fundamental sat-
isfaction is derived frm all kinds of
sport," she added. "From the hunt-
ing with a camera and shooting the
rapids in a canoe to bowling and
dancing."

Changes In Closing
Hours Regulations
Made By Judiciary

Judiciary President

Experience Is Needed
"The big barrier to the arcadia en-
visioned along these lines is lack of
experience," explained Dr. Bell. "The
fear of being a dub or of being made
conspicuous bars many from these
pleasures. However," she added, "are
there any activities in which we can
learn to know and enjoy our friends
more?"
Because sports are such a natural
and universal form of relaxation, it
is expected of every girl that she be
able to join in a round of any famili-
ar game. On dates, houseparties,
or those weekend visits, sports are
almost always on the program, since
every man seems to enjoy this form
of entertainment in all-male, or 4n
mixed company. "Here at Michigan
we see more students participating in
'mixed sports'; tennis, bowling, riflry,
and outdoor sports are offered to
couples by the Physical Education
Department and the Women's Ath-
letic Association."
Training Is Provided
To get real enjoyment out of any
particular game, a certain amount of
skill is required. A training period
must be gone through before bowl-
ing, for instance, can become a real
pleasure. It is true, Dr. Bell com-
mented, that those who can most af-
ford training and instructors are
usually those who can play best. Here
at the University, however,, sports
facilities and instruction meet the
best offered in large cities.
Regular recreation periods form
the best program for the girl who
wants to keep her grace, agility, and
youthful figure, "more and more im-
portant as one grows older." The
time to begin or to continue those
sports is NOW, Dr. Bell added. Bowl-
ing, tennis ,golf, and swimming are
those amusements which will be en-
joyed by college people with their
friends long after school days are
over.

3tt3 HIGH TIME!

DORIS MERKER u
League Tutor p
Plans To Aid i
New Women
System For Freshmenr
To Be Supervised
By Committeet
With the aim of freshman studyv
adjustment in mind, the Tutorial :.
Committee of the League, under the t
chairmanship of Margaret Hubbard,
'41, is organizing and planning for
an active year. Upperclass women
qualified to tutor in freshman sub-c
jects will. be selected from applicantsr
within the coming four weeks in or-
der that the committee will be readyf
to function actively when freshman
five weeks grades are issued.I
The committee, Miss Hubbarde
pointed out will stress early tutoring.s
The plan will be to help students
having trouble with their class work
to adjust themselves early in the
semester to save frantic cramming
just before final exams. To this
end, rules will be made preventing
tutoring in th las week or two be-
fore examination time.
All tutoringuthis year will be done
in the League in rooms set aside1
specifically for that purpose. The
Tutorial Committee itself will be or-
ganized to act as an intermediary
between women desiring to be tu-
tored and women wishing to tutor
students in certain subjects.
Miss Hubbard took over her posi-
tion as chairman of the committee
only this fall upon the resignation
of Jane Krause, '41, from the post.
Miss Hubbard has been active in
orientation work this fall. She
worked on the finance committees;
of Freshman Project and Sophomore
Cabaret, and the League Social Com-
mittee. She also helped on the tick-
et committee of JGP and the cos-
tumes committee of, Theatre-Arts.

Vomen Are Given Extra
Hour Of Grace As 9:30
Deadline Is Discarded
Changes in the closing hours for
,eshman women have been put into
'fect by the Judiciary Committee
f the Undergraduate Council of the
eague. Women will now be allowed
1:30 p.m. permission on week nights
>ntrary to the old 9:30 p.m. rule
hich was in force last year.
Doris Merker, '41, chairman of
e Judiciary Committee, stressed the
ct that freshmen will be held re-
ponsible for a complete knowledge
f all the house rules and campus
gulations that govern all women's
msidences on campus. In order to
cilitate newcomers in this capacity,
ae committee has published a guide
ooklet for women students. Copies
f this booklet, Miss Merker stated,
ill be delivered to each freshman
roman. In addition, two copies will
e sent to each women's residence,
ne for general use and one for the
ersonal use of the house director.
Includes House Rules
Included in the new booklet, which
> the first of its kind ever to be
ublished by Judiciary Committee,
re pertinent facts regarding the
overnment of houses including the
ules concerning the election of a
ouse president, her duties, signing
ut, telephoning, overnight guests,
uiet hours, calling hours, and clos-
ng hours. Continuing, an explana-
ion is given of week-end and mid-
reek overnight permissions, late per-
nissions, hours after official campus
unctions, and penalties for tardiness.
Further information is given re-
,arding social probation, which, Miss
ierker pointed out, is often misun,
lerstood by new students. The Com-
nittee rules state that when a wo-
nan is placed on social probation
or violation of house rules, she must
e in her house each evening at 8:00
.m. during the probationary period.
?'urthermore, she may have no men
r women callers after that time; and
he may not leave Ann Arbor over
veek-ends.
League Activities Explained
Suggestions for League activities
re also included in the booklet. An
xplanation is given of petitioning
nd interviewing, and a sample peti-
tion for Michigan League appoint-
nents is included.
Following this is a brief commen-
ary on each of the League commit-
ees~ for which eligible women may
etition. Included here are the Or-
ientation, Social, Tutorial, Dance
Class, Theatre-Arts, Publicity, Merit
and Candy-Booth Committees, the
chairmen of which go to make up the
League Council along with the pres-
ident, secretary and treasurer of the
League, the chairman of Judiciary
Committee and the presidents of
Panhellenic and Assembly. Further
information on the workings of the
League will be made available to the
freshmen women when they become
eligible at the begilning of the sec-
ond semester, Miss Merker said.
In conclusion, the booklet' also
makes brief explanation of the Ethel
A. McCormick scholarships awarded
each year by the League and sup-
ported by the student activities of
the League.
Houses Unified
By Panhellenic
Honors For Scholarship
Sponsored By Council
To unify the sorority houses on
campus, Panhellenic sponsors several
social events throughout the year
as well as honors the houses with
high scholastic rating.

In the fall, at the close of formal
rushing season, a Panhellenic,- Ban-
quet is held to honor the new pledges.
This gathering is especially valuable
for it gives the new pledges their
first sample of the unification of
the Greek Letter houses and makes
them realize the size and value of
the organization of which they have
become members. The house with
the highest scholarship is also hon-
ored at this banquet.
Panhellenic Ball, held just before
Christmas vacation, offers an op-

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Now don't jam me, I'm waiting calmly in line for my football tickets
and figure myself to be just as much in a hurry as you are. Oh, I see, some-
body pushed you too-sorry. Say, isn't it a shame about those compulsory
Saturday classes? Oh, all the Monday-Wednesday-Friday ones on your
schedule were closed and you're taking five Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday
classes! That's what you get for having a name starting with O.
Did you get"to the Freshman Assembly? You know, I saw Olga Gruhzit
in street clothes after the performance
and you must admit she looks a lot
different off-stage. She admitted, in-
cidentally, that there is a light in her
sister Maya's eyes. Oh, look, there
are only about forty more in line be-
fore us; thank goodness I had training
while waiting to get tickets to GWTWI

A transfer of jobs--to be exact the
job of the orientation of transfer
students to the University-took
place when Dorothea Ortmayer, '41,
took over Virginia Schwegler's, '41,
chairmanship when Miss Schwegler's
illness forced her resignation this
fall. Miss Ortmayer's orientation
group was then taken over by Jean
Sollitt, '42.
Approximately 350 transfer stu-
dents have taken part in the past
week's activities under the direction
of Miss Ortmayer and 34 sophomore
and junior assistants.r
Miss Ortmayer took over her new4
job only after an active record in
many campus activities. She worked1
on Freshman Project, the League
Social Committee, as well as some
sports projects for WAA. She was
a member of the 'Ensian staff, an
orientation adviser and worked on1
the Dance and Publicity committees
for JGP last year. She is a mem-
ber of Wyvern honor society and is
affiliated with Gamma Phi Beta sor-
ority.
Meeting To Be Held
For 'Daily'_Tryoutsj
Sophomore and second semester
freshmen women who are eligible and
interested in trying out for The Daily
women's staff are invited to attend
a meeting of the staff at 5 p.m. to-
day in the Publications Building.
Tryouts on the women's staff will
be expected to write headlines, learn
the essentials of page "make-up" and
cover their particular "beats." Ex-
perience is gained by working once
a week in the actual putting out of
the women's page.

Afternoon Dates...

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I'm so full of cokes that I doubt if
I could pass another health examina-
tion today. But you do get to meet
people over those small tables. Pearl
Coblenz and Bruce Kirshenbaum were sipping a drink apiece, despite the
rumor that a pin leads to.the sharing of one drink. Peggy Gabriel and Jeff
Hall; Arnie Dana and Shirley Altfield were gurgling away too.
Why do you think Michigan fashions are so funny? Oh, "Angel Robes."
Freshman freaks for health exams aren't the only peculiar attire you'll run
across. Who was the boy who walked through. University Hall with a large
white paper-poncho, rather impromptu at that? And who were those in-
dividuals shopping for denim trousers which are supposed to be comfortable
and inexpensive? Imagine the whole male popula-
tion in Ann Arbor gong in for THAT kid of com-
Eort.\

Women In Engineering .. .

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Eighth Season
OfCns
Plays To Open
Opening the eighth season of the
Children's Theatre, one of the few
Civic projects by a League commit-
tee, will be the production "The
Princess And The Sea" by Hans
Christian Anderson. The dates of
the four plays which will make up
the 1940-41 series are as yet tenta-
tive.
According to Richard McKelvey,
director of the productions present-
ed by the Theatre-Arts Committee,
a very big season is expected this
year. Plans are going forward for
a children's orchestra as well as for
the three plays to be presented after
the fairy tale adaptation-a chil-
dren's musical, a dance pantomine
in conjunction with the University
Dance Club, and an historical play
on the American Revolution.
The plays, Mr. McKelvey ex-
plained, are presented for the bene-
fit of Ann Arbor children. Each
production involves many of the 400
women who make up one of the
largest of the League committees.
Members of this committee handle
the costumes, properties, and entire
production end of the plays while
some also become members of the
various casts along with children
selected from the city schools. Sub-
scrintions to go toward tickets for

Have you met Carolyn Hager? The engineers /
ought to be familiar with the New Woman within
their portals. This young transfer flew her plane up
from Washington in order to register in the aeronau-
tical department. Art Baton; ex-Michigan lawyer, may not have flown into
Ann Arbor, but he managed to get here in time to take Mary Ellen Wheeler
out during the week. Veitch Purdom and Steven Irving went stepping, too.
Wonder on who's toes? Oh, and Bob Shedd and Janie Bates are back to
last year's activities.
Here, hold my coat while I pick up my purse and what has dropped out
of it. Are you signing with Pan-Hellenic or with Assembly? Not decided
yet-I'm still thinking about the men's adviser I met at the mixer Thursday
night. They say that it's only in emergency times like these (when dining
rooms are closed) that they sell more
steaks than other things at the Bell. In
fact, it took me an hour to get a sandwich
in a drug store yesterday. By the way, did
you see that merry party the other night

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Union Suppers Solve I
Sunday Date Problemt
To furnish an answer to that press-
ing problem of where to go on your
early Sunday evening dates, the
Union Date Suppers have been or-
ganized in the Union to be held every
week.
Light dinners and suppers will be
available in the Sunday supper hours
with a special menu including four
varied selections. The Date Supper
will be served in the main dining
rooms in the traditional elaborate
Union style.
Dean Will Address
Freshman Woman
Dean Alice C. Lloyd will speak to
approximately 525 freshmen women
and their 56 upperclass advisers at
8 p.m. tomorrow in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre at the League. This
lecture will replace the usual series
of lectures given to freshmen in pre-
vious years.
Miss Lloyd's speech will draw to a

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