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WAA To Preview
Styles And Sports
At Annual Exhibit

fis111 HIGH TIME!
Hello, you holding down the railroad seat next to mine. It's high time
I met you, since our destinations are the same, and from Squedunk to Ann
Arbor is a nice long roll. Sit down, you look questionish.
What? How will you meet people because Michigan-is-so-large-that-
people-don't-know-each-other? Just wait until people swarm around to
meet you during orientation week. Your first days in the dormitory will
be one big and lasting "hello, where do you come from and do you know
so-and-so?" Then there is your orientation group and advisers who will
ntroduce you around, not only to people, but to

600 Newcomers To Begin




From Orientation Group


Students To Gather
4 P.M. Tomorrow
Palmer Field

' WAA President

Dr. Margaret Bell
To Address Group
Sports activities, their facilities
and opportunities will be introduced
to freshmen and transfers at the
eighth annual style show and sports
exhibit of the Women's Athletic As-
sociation at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Pal-
mer Field.
The program will be opened by
Jane Grove, '41, president of the
WAA, who will welcome the new stu-
dents. Dr. Margaret Bell, head of the
women's physical education depart-
ment, will also address the group.
Sports Clothes Shown
Clothes modeled at the show will
indicate the correct attire for the
various sports programs at Michi-
gan. Although outfits worn for phy-
sical education classes will be shown,
stress will be laid on club and spare-
time-sports costumes. As the models
parade down the steps from the bal-
cony to the terrace, Miss Grove will
comment upon the costumes and the
sports for which they are appro-
Comfort and style for bulls-eye-
hitters will be shown by Betty Ly-
man, '42, and Hazel Casler, '43, while
Betty Zunk, '42, and Barbara Fisher,
'41, will wear clothes correct for bad-
minton. The freedom of basketball
and bowling togs will enhance the
costumes of Dorothy Thompson, "41,
Lois Basse, '42, Betty Jane Barnett,
'43, and Claire M. De Weese, '42.
Fencers Model Costumes
Plastrons and foils will mark Dor-
een Voiles, '42, and Mary Reichle,
'43, as fencers, while Mary Jane Kil-
lean, '41, and Anna Williams, '42,
.will be dressed for those 300-yard
drives-to-the-green. Future hockey
players may wish to look like Char-
lotte Kinney, '4lEd, and Dorothea
Ortmayer, '41. Leotard costumes will
mark as modern dancers Evelyn
Spamer, '42Ed., and Shirley Ris-
burg, '42Ed.
Outdoor sports enthusiasts may
take their cues from those clothes
to be, shown by Gertrude Inwood,
'43, Dorothy Way, '43, Jessie Zschoer-
ner, '41, Ruth Aupspurger, '41, Jean
Abraham, Spec, and Willy Simpson,
'42L, while posters and canterers
may want to take a second look at
the riding togs exhibited by Mary
Hayden, '42, Virginia Patterson, '42,
Agnes Craw, '42, and Yvonne West-
rate, '41.
Rain Fashions Prevued
Lois Huffcut, '43, will show what
is worn during practice sessions of
the rifle club; Doris Allen, '42, and
Dorothy Kelly, '43, will represent
softball. While Mildred Da Lee, '42,
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PLACES. By the time the dance mixers take place,
you will know so many names thatnyour vocabulary
will be disrupted. If you forget any nominers you are
supposed to know, don't forget that it's perfect
cricket to admit that you want another round of
"I am-'.
Time Ownership Stocks Soar . .
After the terrific hurry of orientation week, you're
afraid that life will settle down to a slow pace? With

League Plans,
To Reorganize
.Dance Classes
Women May Enter Free;
First Lesson Of Eight
To Be Held Oct. 15
"I Won't Dance" may have been
popular once but today the tempo
of the campus has Betty Co-Ed and
Joe College alike keeping in step at
literally hundreds of dances present-
ed in Ann Arbor each year-to men-
tion a few: Union Formal, Interfra-
ternity, Pan-Hellenic and Assembly
Balls, the Christmas Come-Across,
and, of course, the J-Hop.
Thus in tune with the times and
likewise with Michigan's most pop-
ular diversion, the League dance class
committee begins another year of
operation by offering opportunities
to both beginning and advanced
dance pupils. Classes, open to all
men and women students, will be-
gin at the League Oct. 15 and con-
tinue every Tuesday for eight weeks.
A new series of eight lessons will be
held the second semester.
The two-step and waltz variations
will be taught in the 7:30 p.m. class,
while advanced fox-trot, waltz steps,
tango, and rhumba will be taught in
the 8:30 p.m. class. At the end of
each lesson series,sa party for the
classes will provide an opportunity
for practice application of what has
been learned.
Teachers this year will be Miss
Ethel McCormick and Miss Barbara
MacIntyre. They will be assisted by
a group of University women.

the opening of classes, you won't call life in A. A. a pace, it's more like a
race! Your diary will read like a magazine column of how to get a month's
entertainment and work into the space of a weekend. Rushing functions,
for one, begin to occupy your tea and dessert and coffee hours, not to
speak of your hairdressing and dress-pressing time. Football weekends
read like this: Buffet luncheon with Jo, then see the game with Dick.
Quick coke date with Ralph before dinner with Bill. Dancing with Pete,
and then back to the house to catch up
on studying lost in the rush. Open house \
Sunday followed by brisk stroll in Au-
tumn weather, then dinner and movies.
Finish homework for Monday's eight-
You brought a new formal that you're .
worried won't come in handy? Did you
ever hear of the Union formal, the first long-dress affair of the year?
How about Interfraternity Ball and Panhellenic Balls? You've never read
about Assembly Ball and J-Hop? Nor about Soph Prom and Frosh Frolic?
Why, the most famous feud on campus climaxes each year with a fight
between Slide Rule-ing engineers in full dress and Crease Ball lawyers with
summonses written all over their faces! Why, in Squedunk they never had
fraternity formals or Odonto Balls, or Business Ad affairs. No wonder
you never heard 'f the Medics' Caduceus Ball, the Military Ball, and the
Art Ball. What? You're going to write home to mama for more glamor
creations? Well, save one for the finale-Senior Ball in June.
September Joins June-Almost!. -.-.
Oh, you think that June is far away! We've discovered that the minute
you return to school in the fall, the whole year has prac-
tically rolled by. No kidding, the year is only about
three months long here, if the flight of time counts.
You'll be waiting all semester for a chance to get
started in activities; those first grades must be acquired
before a freshman can give herself a good push into
campus affairs. You might try the Women's Athletic
Association (WAA, and it doesn't mean bawl) whose clubs are open to you
the minute they get together in the fall. Do you arch or swim or dance
or rifle? Oh, you bicycle well, there's a place for that too.
Before you know it, even before you've had a good chance to take
a look around the publications building and the League to pick out' what
fits you most in DOING. elections for "Frosh Frolic", chairman slide along.
Don't sign just anybody's petition, save your one signature for the person
you really want to win. Then the Judiciary Council of the League will an-
nounce interviews for a Frosh Project committee. This is strictly a woman's
proposition, and marks the beginning of the class of '44's entrance into
League affairs. When the chairmen are named, and the group meets, it
can plan the big doings of its first class affair just exactly as it wants.
('43 gave a "Freshman Daze" dance; '42 came forth with
a "Puddle Jump.") From here on it's just one rollick
through four years of participation. -
But you can't understand what we do on "unimportant,
weekends?" Remember I told you about the League and
the Union? Dancing every Saturday and Sunday evenings
peps those two ballrooms up. The local movies and
coking places are jammed. Tobogganing, skating (ice at 4\
the coliseum), tennis and walking are popular.
Being Natural Is Practical .. .
So you in Squedunk are not sophisticated-that worries a girl who
thinks that Michigan IS? Relax; despite the six-to-one-competition and
its consequent elevation of the normal girl to exuberant popularity, our
female population has managed to stay natural. The so-called men about
campus like their women medium smart (learn how to uphold the con-
versation, but don't bother about leading the talk-he'll do that), simply
dressed and discreet. He'll know you date a million others, but doesn't
want to hear about it. Incidentally, any jewelry you accept (ring, pin, or
booster button) will mean that all telephone conversations with other men
must end in NO.
The girls here will be friendly, and will expect you to be the same.
Overtures towards friendship should come from you-don't
be afraid to exert yourself in getting to KNOW people well,
so that you can find those living-mates and coking-mates
that you like best. All the freshmen are new and green,'
and you'll not be expected to sit back and wait for others
to go the whole way in getting acquainted.'
OgdetCIs tlnsnubbed . . .
You wonder what all this business of "Advantages in
Ann Arbor" means.. Take a look at the advertisements
for the Choral Union Series and the Lecture Series. Watch

Transfer Schedule Opens
Today While Freshman
Week Activity Continues
Advisers Will Help
Acclimate Students
New students will find the shock
of the initial plunge into campus
life expertly softened by carefully
planned orientation programs for
both freshmen and transfers.
Orientation Week for the fresh-
men began yesterday; transfer stu-
dents will begin their orientation
period today. The importance of
this week is brought home to those
last-minute arrivals who must figure
everything out for themselves. And
then it's too late.
Freshmen will be divided into
groups of 10 under upperclassmen
advisers, who in turn are working
under Betty Stout, '41.
Freshman Schedule
Today: Audiometer tests will be
given in the Natural Science Build-
ing, and the Reading Test in the
Main Auditorium of the Rackham
Tomorrow: At 8 a.m., students
will meet with their academic coun-
selors to plan their semester's work.
At 4 p.m. there will be a recreational
program at Palmer Field, and at
8 p.m. the members of the League
Council will be introduced at an
assembly gathering in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. At this gath-
ering skits from the various class
projects will be presented.
Scholastic Aptitude Test
Thursday: Students will report to
the Main Auditorium of the Rack-
ham Building at 8 a.m. to take the'
Scholastic Aptitude Test. At 3 p.m.
they will be conducted through the
Main Library. In the evening there
will be a reception, mixer and parcel
party, to introduce Dean Lloyd to
the first half of the freshman groups.
. Friday: Students will take a sec-
ond Scholastic Aptitude Test. Regis-
tration and classification will be car-
ried on in Waterman Gymnasium,
with advisers assisting their groups.
In the evening the second half of
the freshmen will have a parcel
Following orientation week will be
a series of teas given by President
(Continued on Page 8)

Dean Of Women


Ht, Freshmen!
It's Your Turn
To Play Angel
Angel robes may not have been
featured in" the particular college
shop which you patronized, but for
the freshman health examination you
will find that they are THE thing.
(Don't bring your own-they're on
the house.)
If some nasty old upperclassman
has been scaring you, don't give it
another thought. The health exam
is a long, but harmless activity. Eyes,
ears, throat, chest, tummy, teeth,
et al are carefully checked.
Two to four hours of your life will
be spent in discovering just what is
wrong and what is right about that
great mystery that is You. It may
not seem possible that, after answer-
ing all those questions, you will be
able to make an eight o'clock class
without the aid of an ambulance, but
don't get discouraged. Just take a
look at all those healthy old seniors.
(Has anybody got an aspirin?)
If you have a nice phlegmatic dis-
position, you will find the health ex-
am a pleasant way to spend a dull
afternoon. If you haven't, just grit
your teeth, shut your eyes and re-
member that it can't last forever.

Introducing Council, Skits,
Reception, Parcel Party
To MarkOpening Week
Rutivens To Give
Orientation Teas
Acting as receptionists for the Uni-
versity, the members of the League
Orientation Committee will initiate
some 600 freshman women during
the coming week into the whys and
wherefores of Michigan life.
This year the committee will spon-
sor an introduction to the League
Council, a reception and later an
address by Dean Alice Lloyd, and a
mass meeting of all freshmen women
and their student advisers.
Skits To Be Given
An introduction to the League
Council will begin the 'orientation
program tomorrow in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre in the League.
At this time, skits from the various
class projects such as the Freshman
Project, "Heavenly Daze," Sopho-
more Cabaret and the 1941 Junior
Girls Play will be presented.
Dean Lloyd will meet the new
freshmen women in two groups this
year-the first on Thursday and the
second on Friday at the League. At
To all entering women we, of the
Office of the Dean of Women, wel-
come you to the University of
Michigan and hope that you will
let us assist you in any way that
we can. Mrs. Bacher and Miss
Perry and I are in our offices from
9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and are de-
lighted to have you come to see
us on any matter that is giving
you concern or anxiety. We are
here for the sole purpose of help-
ing to establish you in your new
surroundings. We hope that your
college experience is going to
bring to you new interests, new
friends, and very real happiness.
Alice C. Lloyd
Dean of Women
these affairs a new kind of mixer
-a "parcel party"-will be intro-
duced. Each freshman during the
summer sent an inexpensive gift with
her name and Ann Arbor address to
the League. At the reception each
woman will receive a package and
will then look up the student whose
name appears in it.
Orientation Program Changed
An address by Dean Lloyd Wednes-
day, Oct. 2, at 5 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre will replace the
usual post-orientation lectures for
freshmen women this year: During
post-orientation week, however, the
first six teas presented by President
and Mrs. Ruthven and given at their
home will be attended by the orienta-
tion groups with their student advis-
The work of the orientation com-
mittee will close with a mass meet-
ing of all freshmen women the first
week of the second semester.
Men, Women
Continue Feud

League Committee Work Open
To EligibleFreshmen Women

Results Of Scientific Research
Tell Freshman How To Behave

"Elaborate scientific research has
shown that, during the first week,
the average freshman sips five cups
of tea each day"-and you'll be
lucky if you get off at this compara-
tively low figure so helpfully of-
fered by Randall B. Harmick in
"How To Make Good in College."
But the man does offer a few
morsels worth chewing on, as well
as irrelevant comments on cups of
tea and other sissy stuff. Take
"Do not spend time at the fraternity
houses before rush week, and never
stay overnight." Well-girls! 'Fraid
you'll have to wait for the J-Hop
parties. Sorry.
Free Movies Predicted
"Local theatres managers will be
offering free shows," claims this lit-
erary gem. Not if we know Ann
Arbor and the average run of local
theatre managers. Going to the
movies here is not under the classi-
fication of money-saving devices.
But don't let us keep you away.
Helpful hints on swimming (if
that's what you want at 45 degrees
above) : "If you are swimming and
you are not a good swimmer, dash
boldly into the water with no little
commotion, and then relax comfort-
ano nhwe a hpeh iwith ae-onn-

after-theatre suppers to which he
is invited. Note: Don't make your
budget accordingly, don't send the
bill to The Daily, and please don't
Don't Be "Alarmed"
"An alarm clock (one of the big
"do or die" ones) is indispensable."
Because as sure as your name is in
the last half of the alphabet, you'll
end up with an 8 o'clock class.
Which leads into a more serious line
of Things To Think Over. Don't
go steady-"College life is a big ex-
perience-too big to be shared with
only one person of the opposite sex."
And that is the type of advice that
big sisters earnestly hand down to
littler sisters.
About sororities-go to the rushing
events and enjoy them, but don't let
it shatter your world if you aren't
bid the very first thing. "Many
students are 'discovered' after rush-
ing days are over." The Greek letter
classes are dated anyhow, 'tis said.
Study-Or Else
Studying may hit you right be-
tween the eyes, if you aren't used to
it. "Keep up with assignments in-
stead of dragging along a load that
gets heavier at every step"-and wo-
men, wiser words were never uttered.
Would that we could do it.
"Guard vour renutatinn a Vi

After a woman has finished her
first semester at the University she
is eligible to work on League com-
mittees, class projects, or in any
other League activities, providing her
scholastic standing meets the -re-
quirements and she has filled out an1
acceptable petition.
The Daily will announce the dates
during which petitions will be ac-
cepted approximately one week pre-
vious to the opening day. The in-,
formation a woman puts on her peti-
tion is the only means the League
has of judging her ability and there-
fore it is desirable for the applicant
to put aside all modesty and express
herself frankly. All information
will be treated confidentially.
Petitioning System Used
A special box in the Undergraduate
Office of the League will be marked
for each particular type of petition.
All women who hand in petitions
for committee chairmanships must
be interviewed by the Judiciary
Council, before the appointments are
announced in The Daily. These per-
sonal interviews usually are held the
week succeeding petitioning.
The committees for which any wo-
man, other than a first semester
freshman may petition are as fol-
lows :
Committees Listed
Orientation Committee: The wo-
men who work on this committee
act as advisers to freshmen or trans-
fer students in the fall of each year,
helping them plan their programs
and become acquainted with the
Social Committee: Campus events.

slight compensation, or as members
of the business staff which contacts
students and tutors and arranges
Varied Program Offered
Dance Committee: Members of
this committee may act as teaching
assistants or may be used in the ex-
ecutive work which consists of con-
tacting people and assisting in the
publicity for the dancing classes.
These classes are open to any stu-
dent who may care to enroll.
Theatre-Arts: Opportunities are
open for work in make-up, costumes,
properties, dancing, and ushering
and offer practical experience in
these as well as in any other branch
of theatre work. The Theatre-Arts
committee sponsors The Children's
Theatre and .from this project come
many opportunities in the theatrical
Publicity Workers Needed
Publicity: All League publicity is
carried on by this group and is es-
pecially interesting to women who
are talented in making posters, writ-
ing stories, or contacting people. It
is not necessary, however, to possess
any great writing or drawing talent
(Continued on Page 2)
Tennis Dates May Use
Palmer Field Courts


Union Opera Stars
For Drama Honors



the bulletins for advance notices of other lecturers. Wny
heard everybody from Norman Thomas to Jeff Davis, King

last year we

of the Hobos. The Carillon Tower plays not only quarter-hour chimes
and luncheon music (gay while you scurry home to sandwiches and soup),
but also offers Sunday afternoon concerts. Organ recitals may draw your
attention. Anything else you want? We've almost anything demanded
right on campus.
You say you brought your golf clubs, tennis racket, bowling shoes,
picnic grill, and ice skates with you? Have we the facilities to make those

The University now has its own
"Battle of the Sexes."
Representing the males is the
Mimes' Union Opera. Stronghold of
the women is the Junior Girls Play.
Each group adheres strictly to its
own sex.
University students, therefore, an-
nually see women trying to Dietrich
around in pants, and men wabbling
around in over-sized, high-heeled
shoes, billowy skirts and permanent-
waved wigs.
The rivalry is just getting under
way again It languished during the
years 1930-'39 while the Opera was
on the shelf, then broke out again
last year when the men students
made a concerted effort to revive
their brainchild.
Result was "Four Out of Five," a
screwball drama which poked fun at
the coeds, filled the Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre at every performance
and set the old traditinn firmly hack

useful? With emphasis the answer is YES, and you
could have toted your toboggan and skis too. You can
borrow them all at the WAB if there's a friend who
didn't bring his. If allergy to horse-hair is not one
of your ailments, don't refuse any invitations to go
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No one is saying that it isn't any
fun to play tennis with another wo-
man, but just in case you should want
to show that great big man you
know that von look just as well

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