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WAA Clubs And Tournaments
To Provide Recreational Outlets

New Students'
Medical Exam

To Hold Plays
For Children,
Mary Ellen Wheeler Requests
Original Scripts Of Productions
Suitable For Children's Dramas
Tentative plans for the series of
Children's Theatre plays sponsored
by the Theatre-Arts committee of
the League have been made by Mary
Ellen Wheeler, '41, director.
Four plays are produced each year
by the committee for the children of
Ann Arbor. The first of these plays
will be presented Oct. 30 and Nov. 1
and will be followed by plays sched-
uled for Nov. 28 and 29, Jai. 23 and
24, and Feb. 27 and 28.
Final selection of the plays to be
produced has not yet been made,
but "Pinnochio" and one of the "Wiz-
ard of Qz" stories will probably be
used. The final production will be
a dance pantomine, presented in col-
laboration with the Physical Educa-
tion department.
Any student who has written a
play suitable for children should see
Miss Wheeler, as the committee is
anxious to find new plays that could
be used in the series. In previous
years the Children's Theatre .has
produced original dramas written es-
pecially for children and will continue
to do so.
The casts of the plays have usually
been made up of nine to twelve year
old children, although there is no
age limit and any Ann Arbor school
children are eligible for parts. The
leads are taken mainly by members
of the acting committee of Theatre
Arts. J These parts, Miss Wheeler
pointed out, are excellent opportuni-
ties for University students to ac-
quire acting experience. Several
children have also ben asked to take
part in Play Productions following
their work in Children's Theatre.
Miss Wheeler, who was recently
appointed director of the League's
dramatic project following her grad-
uation from the Literary College in
June, was active in Play Production,
Junior Girls' Play and served as
assistant chairman of Theatre Arts
last year. She ,is, a member of Col-
legiate Sorosis.

With its varied program of :ecrea-
tional opportunities, including twelve
'lubs and many intra- and extra-
-nural tournaments, the Women's.
Athletic Association affords incoming
Freshmen and transfer students many
zhances to make the most of their
leisure time.
"Any woman interested in partici-
pating in WAA should go to her
house's sports manager, for every
dormitory, league house and sorority
has such a manager," said Donelda
Schaible, president of the organiza-
tion, in stressing the direct way to
get into the sports program. "This
house manager will give anyone in-
terested information about any sport
and tell her how to get started play-
ing volleyball, tennis, or any other
sport she may be interested in."
Committee Work Done
Although the recreational program
of WAA is largely carried on through
the clubs within the general organi-
zation, the board is not only con-
cerned with sports but with publicity,
dance, and social as well as many
other committees. Any woman inter-
ested in working on these committees
is asked to apply directly to the chair-
man of that committee on which she
wishes to work-that chairman being
the member on the WAA board. "The
only thing that could keep a girl
from participating in WAA activities
would be physical incapacity," said
Miss Schaible, "and there are places
where even she can be of service,
such as keeping scores and workin'g
on art committees."
Since WAA is a committee of the
League, credit is given for work on
these committees and on any part
of WAA activities.
Clubs Listed
Clubs active under WAA are Arch-
ery, Badminton, Basketball, Crop and
Saddle, Dance, Fencing, Hockey, Out-
door Sports, Pitch and Putt, Rifle,
Swimming and Tennis.
The program is carried on through
the cooperation of 34 house athletic
managers who represent sorority
dormitory and league house units.
The coordinator of house managers is
the interhouse manager, while the
house manager is the main and im-
portant link between WAA and the
student body. Meetings )of the house

:nanagers are held at the beginning
If the four seasons, Oct. 1, Nov. 24,
'eb. 16 and April 20.x
Work Voluntary
WAA is a completely voluntary or-
;anization, a student group which r
>rcmotes the same type of thing asf
he physical 3ducation department.,
It has its own program although it ist
sponsored by the department. In-
creased participation in the tourna-
ments and clubs, designed for begin-<
ners as well as skilled players, was1
evidenced last year by the fact thatI
four houses had 100 per cent partici-i
pation. .
Several of the clubs in WAA have
already set their dates for opening
meetings. Archery will hold a club1
organization meeting at 4:15 p.m.,1
Oct. 9, in the Women's Athletic
Building, and Oct. 1 will be the open-I
ing date for the Dance club. Fencing
will hold an organization meeting
and exhibition at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 15,
in Barbour Gymnasium and fromi
then on, the club will meet at 7:30l
p.m. each Wednesday.
Following its organization meeting,
Oct. 2, the field hockey group will
hold open practices at 4:30 p.m. Tues-
days and Thursdays with inter-club
ind outside matches held until
rhanksgiving. The opening meeting
for Pitch and Putt will be announced
n the Daily Official Bulletin of The
Daily, after which driving, approach-
ig, and putting contests and the
study of golf etiquette will be offered.
Sports Include Bike Trips
Youth Hostel Trips, arranged in
conjunction with the Union to the
Saline Valley Farms on Oct. 11 and
25, Sunday Saunters, roller skating,,
breakfast and supper cook-outs will
'comprise the Outdoor Sports pro-
gram for the year. Hobby Lobby, a
handicraft workroom is also spon-
sored by this group and will continue
throughout the year.
Supper rides will be held weekly by
Crop and Saddle, and tryouts to fill
vacancies in the club roster will be
announced soon after the beginning
of the school year. Tuesday, Oct. 21,
has been set as the date of the inter-
house swimming meet, with many
novelty events planned as well as a
demonstration of water ballet.

Is Thorough
A thorough medical examination
by the Health Service staff, assisted
by specialists of the Medical School
and visiting physicians from Chicago
and Detroit, serves as a foundation
for physical education counselors in
advising incoming freshmen and
transfer students what physical edu-
cation classes to enroll in.
"The examination is- only as good
as the student makes it," said Dr.
Margaret Bell, head of the women's
physical education department," and
if taken in the proper spirit, it is of
great benefit to the student both
now and for the rest of his life."
A complete medical history signed
by the parents is turned in before
the actual examination takes place.
When the new student enters Bar-
bour Gymnasium, the scene of the
examination. the first thing on the
program is an eye, ear, nose and
throat examination by the special-
ized staffs of the University Hospital.
Next is a thorough dental check-up.
and here, according to Dr. Bell, the
women have it over the men, for they
usually have better teeth.
Labcratory tests, .uch as urinan-
alysis for ruling out diabetes or kid-
ney disease, and hemoglobin for elim-
inating anemia are then made. A
chest X-ray to afford riddance of
tuberculosis of the lungs is done
at Health Service. Following this,
the physical education department
examines the student for posture,
body mechanics, feet and breathing
capacity, while the internist reviews
the entire examination and inspects
heart, lungs, abdomen, skin and ex-

Ceylon has about 1,100,000 acres, or Expenditures on new industrial
Panhellenic Booth 14 percent of the world coconut-palm plants will reach 1.5 billion dollars
To Give Information acreage. I('his year.
Throughout Week
Panhellenic Booth, which opened in
the League Lobby yesterday, will re-
main throughout Orientation Week
to furnish information concerning
sororities on campus.
The booth is open at 9 a.m. each
day and closes at 5 p.m. After this
week it will be located in the office
of Miss Ethel McCormick. social di-
rector of the League.
Each woman who wishes to be
rushed must register at this booth
during Orientation Week, pay her
$1.50 fee, and receive her Panhellenic
Booklet. This booklet contains in-
formation concerning sorority fees,
locations, members and officers. It
also contains Panhellenic rushing s
Officers of the Executive Commit-
tee this year will be Patricia Hadley,
president; Lois Basse, rushing chair-
nan; Rosalie Smith, treasurer; and
Anna Jean Williams, social chairman.

tremities, putting the results of the
-heck-up together.
After the examination has been
;ompleted, the outcome is cxpla ned
to the student and she is rated by a
iniversity physician for physical edu-
.ation and medical condition. A
physical education counselor then ad-
vises her as to what sport she is
best fitted for on the basis of the
physical examination just completed.
her past experience in high school or
junior college, and her interests.
Her athletic program is individual-
ized to the greatest possible extent
and while she is advised what is
best for her, the decision is left up to
the student herself; in the vast ma-
jority of cases there is no limitation
set upon physical education activities.

Note to all Freshmen! You'll be in the rush
of rushing teas soon, which means smart hats
and bags (and we have them!). All shapes,
sizes, colors to suit your every outfit, prices

to suit your pocketbook.

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