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IAGE TWO--SECTION FOUR

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Merit System
Awards Points
For Activities

Women's Activity And Service Center

Group Housing
Plan Expands

C0lorful Bedroom Decorations
Re juvenate Class-Laden Student

League Credit Is Received
By All Women Who Do
Extracurricular Work
In an explanation of the work and
set-up of the Merit System Commit-
tee of the League, Barbara Dittman,
'41, chairman of the committee, an-
swered many oft-repeated questions
about "League points which have
proven so baffling to entering wo-
men.
League points, Miss Dittman ex-
plained, are awarded to women work-
ing on class projects and League
committees as well as those center-
ing their extra-curricular activities
in the publications field. ,An open
record of these points is kept in the
Undergraduate Office of the League.
Confidential System Used
A specific number of points, Miss
Dittman explained, may be given to
a woman for doing a certain job or
filling a certain office but for com-
S_ mittee or project work, points are
awarded on the basis of a personal
and confidential record filled out by
the committee or project chairman
for each member or her working
crew. Last year was the first that
this confidential report system was
used.
Under this system, information is
made available to the Judiciary
Committee on the time put in by
League workers, their appearance,
ability to work well with others, in-
itiative, responsibility, dependability
and interest. The project or com-
.nittee head further recommends the
woman or not for future work, a
future chairmanship, and for a spe-
cific number of League points.
Service Record Obtained
These merit points, it was further
explained, accrue to form the stu-
dent's total record of service in cam-
pus activities and projects. This rec-
ord serves as an indicator of the
woman's capabilities when and if
she "desires a position of considerable
executive responsibility in League
work.
In past years, Miss Dittman point-
ed out, the committee has been di-
vided under two heads, each of whom
were responsible for the collection
of records from a certain number of
projects. Last year acting in this ca-
pacity were Lois Basse, '42, and Peg
" Polembaum, '42. Under these sub-
chairmen each committee member
was given individual assignments
which were her own responsibility.
Some changes in the present point
system are under consideration by
the committee, Miss Dittman said.
The rules now in use are about two
years old.
Hillel Social Hours
To Begin Thursday
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday,
the first coffee hour social will be
held at Hillel. This gathering will
be the beginning of a weekly social
to be held every Thursday afternoon
during the school year, Laura Kat-
zenel, '41Ed, social chairman, an-
nounced.
Guests of honor will be featured
each week chosen from the campus
dignitaries. Refreshments will be
served at each affair and there will
be no charge, Miss Katzenel stated.
Open house at Hillel is going on
all this week. Freshmen and upper-
classmen are invited to drop in at
any time during their free time in
the afternoons or evenings.
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New Cooperatives Bring
Total Number To 11
A rise in the trend toward cooper-1
atives on the Michigan campus is
proved by the fact that this year two
more cooperative houses have been
added to the list of the nine already
in existence. '
The new men's house, located ont
State Street, brings the total of men'st
cooperatives to eight. A third house.
an inter-faith one, has been adedd
to the list of women's houses.
Katherine Pickerill, the cooperative,
house for women which was organ-9
ized last year, formerly located on
East William Street. is now on East
Huron. Approximately 18 women are,
accommodated in Katherine Picker-;
ill. The Inter-faith house has room
for 15.
Alice Frieman Palmer House, the
first of the women's cooperatives
has accommodations for 22 women.
Last year, the group moved from
their former residence to a new house
on Washtenaw.
As in other years, this year all the
cooperatives on campus will again
unit to sponsor social functions. A
cooperative picnic, held in the spring
at the Saline valley farm has long
been a highlight of the year's social
activities.,
The purpose of the cooperatives is
to enable students to live more ec-
onomically than they would other-;
wise be able, to bear the responsibil-
ities of maintaining a house and to
learn to get along with others in the
true cooperative spirit.

By ALICE HAAS
At the end of a hard day of slaving
over books there is nothing quite so
rejuvinating as to enter a cheerful
room which you have taken over as
youx home for a semester.
When first a freshmen enters her
room, it may not look extremely
promising, but the frame work isI
there and all that is needed is a little
time and thought put on it.
Draperies Add Length
Draperies can do much to make a
room look homey. Long ones give the
effect of added length to a low-ceil-
inged room as do stripes which go the
length of the room. One mistake that
many girls make is to have heavy
draperies and ones which shut out
all of the sun light in Ann Arbor
without trying to coax it into the
room.
Bed spreads which match or blend
with the draperies are most desirable
and practical ones are, of course, the
most sought after. Beds are so often
used for bull sessions and dirty shoes
so often get upon them, that darker
shades are the most servicable.
Rag Rugs Popular
Rugs may be large or may be small.
In the case of one large rug, a small
room is made to appear more spac-
ious and that is always a desirable
quality. Attractive rag rugs are al-
ways good for when they begin to
get dusky and drab a good laundry
job will mhake them as bright as ever.
The main idea in outfitting a room
is to get the type of room you want
in mind and not to swerve from your
course. A school pennant over a bit of

fallen plaster will only attract notice
to that worn out wall if the pennant
does not fit into the style of the
room. Before you transfer all of your
pet plants, look over the light situa-
tion. Many a plant has met its
dreary end on a dark window sill.
Pictures and cheerful colors all
brighten up a room and lend that
much needed touch without much
work and just a little careful con-
sideration.

Potential Dates Aide4
By Student Bureaus
No longer is it necessary for new
students to wander about campus
wondering where a hidden date
might be lurking. Efforts on the
part of many organizations are be-
ing made to establish definite pmeans
of getting freshmen and transfers
acquainted with each other.
The League-Union acquaintance
bureau is an innovation this year,
files are kept with data concerning
size and preference of members. The
men's cooperative houses are also
sponsoring a dating bureau.

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The Michigan League-scene throughout the school year of wo-
men's activities on the campus. Here are formulated the plans for class
projects-Freshman Project, Sophomore Cabaret, JGP; here League
committees plan teas, mixers, plays; here the women plan their own
dances-Panhellenic and Assembly Balls, the Christmas Come Across
and the Pay Off.

S tudent T U49
Are Plained4
ByRUthven
"President and Mrs. Ruthven will
be 'at home' to students" reads the
D.O.B.-which means in other words
that from 100 to 350 students will
enter the president's home at an in-
formal afternoon tea. All students
and their guests are invited to these
affairs which are held approximate-
ly once a month throughout the
school year.
The hospitality of Mr. and Mrs.
Ruthven is well known to all stu-
dents who have ever accepted one
of their tea invitations. At each
affair students have the opportunity
to talk with the couple whose primary
interests are those of the campus and
the student body. Guests in, the
Ruthven's home have also shown
a great deal of interest in the house
itself. The president's house, land-
mark on the campus for 102 years,
reflects the hobbies of the Ruthven
family, about which the Ruthvens
are always eager conversationalists.
Acting as assistant hostesses at
each of the Ruthven teas are the
women of the Social Committee of
the League. At each affair a part
of the group will assist serving guests
in the dining room while others will
assist in showing guests through
the downstairs rooms of the house.
In past years these teas have proved
good mixers for campus students as
well as' opportunities to meet Mr.
and Mrs. Ruthven.
While each tea is an "open" affair
to the entire campus, special invi-
tations are also extended each time
to various campus groups-sororities,
fraternities, men's and women's dor-
mitories and League house groups.
This year the first six teas will be
marked by the extension of special
invitations to freshmen orientation
groups who will be asked to attend
with their students advisers.

Observe Assigned Seats
Assigned seats are for a purpose.)
Unless a student conscientiously
takes his own place in the room, the
assistant may mark him absent, and1
that is very unfavorable in a school

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