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PetitioningForPanhellenic Banquet, Ball Will Begin


Each Sorority
To Be Allowed
Five Try-Outs
Banquet Separate From Ball;
Either Or Both Projects Open
To Women Desiring Positions
Petitioning for central committee
positions for the Panhellenic Banquet
and the, Panhellenic Ball will begin
today and continue until noon Satur-
day, Patricia Hadley, '42, president of
the organization, announced yester-
Each sorority will be allowed five
petitioners only and this number is to
include those for the banquet, to be
held Nov. 3, and for the ball, which
will be Nov. 28. Women chosen to
petition may try for positions on one
of the two committees or both if they
Necessary To Specify
Since petitioning and interviewing
for the two affairs will be held at the
same time, it will be necessay for
each woman to specify the activity in
which she is interested. Petition
blanks may be obtained in the office
of Miss Ethel McCormick, social
director of the League, and when
completely filled out, should be
dropped in the petition box in the
Undergraduate Office.
Interviews of candidates for posi-
tions will be held from 3 pm. to 5
p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20
and 21, in the Undergraduate Office.
The officers of Panhellenic Associa-
tion will conduct the interviews, an-
nouncing appointments later in the
week. Women to be interviewed must
bring signed eligibility cards with
Positions Listed
Central committee positions for the
banquet include general chairman,
music, decorations, tickets, menu, pa-
trons, and programs. Ball chairman-
ships consist of: general chairman,
music, decorations, tickets, patrons,
publicity and programs.
Both the ball and the banquet are
annual events on the Panhellenic cal-
endar. At the banquet the scholar-
ship cup will be presented to the
house with the highest scholastic
average and a new song, "Hail Michi-
gan" will be introduced.
Is Announced
By Bill Sawyer
Directing the Women's Glee Club
for the first time this year, Bill Saw-
yer, Grad.SM, announces a complete
reorganization of the group. Plans
drawn up to cover a wider scope than
those of any recent year will be re-
vealed at a mass meeting of members
Oct. 21.
Elizabeth Ann Chaufty, '41M, as-
sistant director, and Marjorie Gould,
'44M, acting chairman, have an-
nounced th t admission to member-
ship is stil open through tryouts.
Especially in demand are additional
alto voices.
Rules of eligibility apply to the glee
club as to all extra-curricular activi-
ties. Qualified sophomore and up-'
perclass women may be heard dur-
ing the tryout period from 4 p.m. to
5 p.m. Friday in the League. It is
understood that those who apply are
able to comply with rehearsal periods,
4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Fri-

Acquaintance Bureau Provides
Dates For Big Or Little Affairs

* * * *

The two beaming children pictured
above are happy-we won't say be-
cause they found "each other" be-
cause certain people we know would
call it corn and Phyllis Banbrook, '45,
and Jim Hardy, '41, would look at
Bach other and wonder how we knew.
So we'll simply say the Acquaintance
Bureau done it.
You know-(the YOU.meanifig the
freshmen)-it's really not at all de-
grading to you personally to be forced
to sit home nights while others do
things that you hear about the next
morning. It's not your fault. Well
do we know the trials and tribulations
of becoming acquainted on\this cam-
pus-in fact, most of the upper class-
men are still "becoming."
Here's The Answer
So we give you-the Acquaintance
Bureau, the answer to everything in-
cluding perhaps, that man (or girl)
in your history lecture.
No doubt you already have a vague
idea of the way this bureau functions
-maybe you have even been scared
off. Well, here's the dope straight
and if you're still hesitant after we're
through, may we say your case is
"Business Hours" Daily
Elaine Richert, '43 and Bob Temp-
lin, '43, are co-chairmen of the Bu-
reau which is open for business from
3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every day in the
League undergraduate offices. It's all
very simple-you go in without
knocking, receive a white card on
which you imprint your height,
weight, age, type of date you would
prefer and, oh yes, your name and ad-
dress. Then you walk out.
The guys behind the Iureau will
University Couples
Recently Married
Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Mills, Ann
Arbor, announce the marriage of
their daughter, Janet MacDowell
Mills, '40, to Mr. Emerson Wesley, '40,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Smith of
Rome, N.Y.
Also recently married were Ruth
Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Miller of Willshire, O., to Mr. Robert
Werner, son of Philip Werner, Royal
Oak. The couple are both Univer-
sity graduates, Mrs. Werner from the
school of nursing, and Mr. Werner
from the engineering school, from
which he also holds a master of
science degree in chemical engineer-

go to work, match up the little white
cards and the next thing you know,
you'll have a date. Incidentally, not
only coke dates but also other dates
of the more expensive kind (Union
dances, fraternity and sorority par-
ties) can be arranged. There is no
limit on the number of dates per per-
son-come as often as you want.
Union Banch Planned
The Acquaintance Bureau is not
just the idea of someone who is out
for League points-it is a genuine;
aid to freshmen who are beginning
to wonder whom they'll take to their
pledge formals. It has already proved
so satisfactory that plans are being
completed to open an office in the
Union for the convenience of men
If you're of the "I-don't-believe-it-
you-gotta-show-me" type, come on
over and let the Bureau get to work
on ybu. Every date absolutely guar-
anteed-all types, blonds, brunettes,
red heads, all heights-egad, this is
beginning to sound like a campaign
for a skin removing soap or some-
thing. Anyhow, keep it in mind.
Want a date? Try the Acquaintance
Bridge Enthusiasts
Will Have Tourney'
Thursday In League
For those 'who are bridge fiends
(and who isn't these days?) bridge
tournaments are conducted every
Thursday evening from 7:15 until
11 p.m. in the Grand Rapids Room
at the Women's League. Barbara
McIntyre},'42, is director of the tour-
naments and Beth Cowing, '42, is
assisting her.
Anyone who has a knowledge of
contract will be able to play duplicate
as played in the tournaments. The
director assists those who are un-
familiar with the procedure.
Players may come with or without
a partner. The same partners play
together all evening. Each night is
a completed tournament and there
are prizes for the winning couples
and second place couples.
Mixer To Be Held
There will be a Hillel Mixer, Thurs-
day afternoon in the Union Ballroom,
3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Bill Sawyer's
orchestra is to play.

Three Winners
To Be Chosen
In Semifinals
Radio Stars To Aid In Judging;
Spitalny's Orchestra To Make
Final Choice From Recordings
Ten golden-voiced Michigan wo-
men-survivors of preliminary audi-
tions-will take the stage of the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre at 4 p.m. today
to sing in the Michigan finals of the
$1,000 Hour of Charm talent search
for promising coed songsters.
Students and townspeople are in-
Sited to attend the program, accord-
ing to Prof. Arthur Hackett of the
music school. The audience is re-
quested to be on time-4 p.m.-so as
not to interrupt the singers.
Three of the 10 women will be
named "winners" today and will leave
for Detroit inimediately after the
auditions to have recordings of their
voices made at the National Broad-
casting Studios.
From the recordings the assembled
all-girl band of the Hour of Charm
will choose one girl-Miss Michigan
of Song-who will represent the Uni-
versity in the contest for radio fame
and fortune.
Arriving here today by special plane
from Columbus, O., will be the Three;
Little Words of the Hour of Charm
-Frances, Connie and Fern--who will
team up with the music school voiced
faculty to judge the competition.
Michigan's entrant will fly to New
York City for an appearance on
the Hour of Charm program of Nov.
16. For this she will receive $100
and become eligible for one of the
three thousand dollar prizes. If she
is the winner against the women en-
trants from the other nine universi-
ties, she will take back to the Uni-
versity of Michigan a $4,000 fellow-
ship for needy musical students.
The finalists are Joan Reutter,
'43SM, Donna Weiss, '43SM; Jean
Westerman, '42SM; Donna E. Baisch,,
'42SM; Margaret Martin, '42SM; Har-
riet Porter, '43SM; Marjorie E. Gould,
'44M; Louise Margolis, '42SM; Esth-
er Williams, '43SM, and Ellen Was,
Announcement Made
Of Poster Contest
Already announcing plans for a
poster contest to be sponsored in the
Ann Arbor grade schools, the art
committee of Theatre Arts will make
further plans for publicizing the pro-
ductions at a meeting at 4:30 p.m.
today in the League.
The art committee takes in all
work on "artistic" publicity and in
addition on costumes and scenery.
Since it both designs and makes
the costumes and sets for the chil-
dren's plays, a great many women are
needed for work on the project. All
interested women are asked by the
committee chairman to attend.
Founder's Day Feed
In commemoration of Zeta Tau
Alpha's forty-third birthday, mem-
bers of Alpha Gamma chapter will
hold a buffet supper and special
Founder's Day program at 6 p.m. to-
day at the chapter house. Local alum-
nae will be present at the affair which
is under the direction of Patricia
MacFarland, '42, president. Miss
Margarethe Faulstich, national field
secretary, will also attend the cele-

... .

(Editor's Note: Reversing the usual I
procedure, the Daily reporter allowed
Hypatia Ycal Grad. Lithuanian refu-
gee, to tell her own story, when it. was
discovered that Miss Ycai was herself
a reporter in her homeland.)
Half of Europe and the expanse of
the Atlantic ocean now separate mei
from my native land. Calculated in,
miles the distance is probably not
so great, but in these times of war
it is not the actual distance that
counts. It may take you more time
nowadays to travel a single mile-the,
all-important mile across a frontier-
than it would to cross an ocean in ,
normal times.-
It took me eight months to reach
the United States, travelling by slow
stages over Germany, Spain, Portugal
and Brazil, but I consider myself for-
tunate to be here at all and consider
that the journey was not long com-
pared to that of some whose desire
to reach the stages has taken them to
India and all around the world.
America Is Refuge
For strange as it may seem, Amer-
ica is looked upon by all people whom
this war has made homeless as a
haven of refuge-an island of safety
in the midst of troubled waters, where
the spirit of destruction that is rag-
ing in Europe is not yet at work,
where economic problems and social
injustice fade into insignificance be-
side the devastation in Europe today.
It is a great and a wonderful thing
that I am here, but I am not here
to talk of myself. I am thinking of
my friends back in Lithuania who
did not leave their country and who
decided to bear the consequence of a
foreign occupation.
Lithuania, the largest of the Baltic
States, is, as this name implies, on
the Baltic Sea, not so very far from
Finland, having as its neighbors Rus-
sia, Poland and Germany. It is dif-
ficult to conceive a country more un-
fortunate in its neighbors. Lying be-
tween Russian and Germany, on the
threshold of the Eastand the West,
Lithuania has repeatedly been the
battle-ground whenever the Russians
and Germans decided to have a fight.
Lithuania Not Publicized I
Lithuania with a population of al-
most three million ranks among the
smaller states of Europe and did not
sharesin the publicity that Belgium
got as being the cock-pit of Europe.
However, early in the war Lithuania
was devastated both by the retreat-
ing Russians who had been in occu-
pation and by the advancing Ger-
mans. There was still three years of
ruthless German occupation to bear,
when the fertile Lithuanian fields
were swept practically clean of its
sole riches, grain and other agricul-:
tural produce.
Though Lithuania did not, take
sides in the war, confident that her

Suit 'ourselNow

Lithuanian Refugee Tells Story
Of Native Country's Role In War

policy of strict neutraility would see
her through, in the present system
small countries cannot hope to
weather the storm. In the autumn of
1939 in many places in Lithuania the
booming of cannon could be heard
from Poland near-by. Yet when Pol-
ish refugees poured by the hundreds
of thousands into Lithuania, we felt
thankful that we could continue our
free and happy existence.
We felt secure and almost com-
placent about the future.. And sud-
denly the blow struck! The Russians
sent an ultimatum demanding that
we allow their military bases in our
territory. We did not realize it, but
that was the end, and in June 1940
Lithuania was occupied by Russia.
Personal Opinion Offered
I view the present Nazi-Bolshevist
conflict with mixed feelings. There
is no future, no hope of freedom for
my country with either of these. And
yet I fully realize that the Russians
are gaining time for the Allies. If the
Russians win while they are still
strong no one will be in a position to
forbid them occupying the Baltic
States again. If Germany wins, the
fate of Lithuania is sealed. So the
only thing I can hope .for is that
Russia and Germany will fight as
long as possible and both lose in the
This is not so impossible as it
sounds, for Russian and Germany
both lost in the last war and the in-
dependent Lithuania emerged from
the conflict. History repeats itself
very often, and I am confident that
some day my country will be free
and independent once more and to-
gether with the other nations of Eur-
ope will be liberated from foreign
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Demand for women's American-
made wearing apparel in South
Africa has increased recently.

** *
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If not, you are certainly going to the
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coat later in the season.
Try the skirt with blue, pink, or
green sweaters; and the jacket with
an equal variety of skirts. What could
be , a better investment for next
month's allowance?°


The deadline for JGP scripts is
Nov. 1, Mary Lou Ewing, '42, gen-
eral chariman, announced.




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Tryouts for Crop and Saddle,
women's riding club, will meet at 5
p.m. today at Barbour Gymnasium,
Mary Hayden, '42, president of the
club has announced.

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