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Committee Formed To Contact,
New Ski Outfit
Is Well Tailored,
Minerals For Defense Found
In Long Neglected Watercress
Classify Unaffiliated Women
For Various League Projects
Assembly's newest addition, a
scouting committee organized for the
specific purpose of finding possible
independent activity women, has be-
gun to function.
Helen Kressbach, '44, will act as
chairman of this branch of the inde-
pendent organization, with fifteen
sub-committeewomen under her.
Each one of these women is to have
charge of contacting or representing
a particular dormitory or league
house, with regard to Assembly's
projects and functions in the future.
Will Rate Workers
These representatives will keep
the names of all independent work-
ers on file in connection with the
Merit System of the League and will
rate them in one of the following
categories: (1) active participants;
(2) moderately active; (3) few or no
In this way, women who may be
good material for work on Assembly
projects, will be discovered, while
those who have proved themselves
unwilling to work will not be called
Joanna Penoyar, '43, will be the
representative for Mosher Hall;
Anne Belshaw, '43, for Martha Cook;
Alice Shrebe, '43, for Helen New-
berry; Jane Criswell, '43, for Stock-
well; Gertrude Inwood, '43, for Jor-
dan Hall; Mary Lou Knapp, '43SM,
for Betsy Barbour, and Charlotte
Morley, '43, for Adelia Cheever and
Those women in c4iarge of con-
tacting League house independents
are: Carol Freeman, '42, Mildred
Otto, '44, Connie Gilbertson, '43SM,
Mary Moore, '43Ed, Mary Jane
Woodley, '43, Margery Green, '43,
Mary Jane Utley, '43, and Catherine
Announced In Card
With the sending of their photo-
graphic Christmas cards, Mr. and
Mrs. C. R. Avery announced the en-
gagement of their daughter, Marga-
ret, '43, to William Dewey, '42, of
Miss Avery, a resident of Martha
Cook Building, is a junior editor on
the women's staff of The Daily and
president of Wyvern. Dewey is in
charge of French and German tables
in Allen Rumsey house where he is
a staff assistant. He transferred to
Michigan after a year at the Univer-
sity of Lausanne in Switzerland.
By JEAN GILMER
It has taken a war to give the
lowly, long-neglected, ten-cents-a-
bunch watercress the attention it
deserves. Just one of several foods
that experts, under the direction of
the National Research Council and
the U. S. Public Health Service, are
subjecting to analysis and testing in
laboratories for their nutritional
value, the little water weed may very
likely assume an important place in
the diet of an America-at-war.
Eating, not according to a gour-
met's whims, but with concentration
on gaining maximum vitality, is the
aim of those whose job it is to sup-
ply the armed forces and civilian
defense workers with foods that will
give them energy for work and more
work in our concerted effort to win
Many of the foods in which nutri-
tionists and biochemists have dis-
covered high vitamin and high min-
eral content are familiar to the
American dinner table as garnish-
ings and accessories. The majority
of them are available to us in un-
limited supplies at low cost.
The Greeks were smarter than they
realized when they called the water-
cress a "wit-producing food" in one
of their old proverbs. And Xenophon
hit on a good thing when he fed it
to his soldiers to give them energy,
as he writes in his diaries.
Analysis Proves It
Of course, the old general was only
guessing, but today we know through
laboratory analysis indicates that
there are 2,000 units of Vitamin A in
a half bunch of cress, while a half
pound of beef only yields 80, and be-
sides, it has Vitamins B and G in
doube strength, C in triple strength.
The little weed is rather potent, you'll
We feel sorry for the soldier who
abhors the stuff! He's going to get
plenty of it-in soups, in salads since
it has proven its ability to build
stamina, for in addition to its high
vitamin content it is super-charged
with important health-giving min-
Cress Beats Spinach
Cress happens to have more iron
than any other leafy vegetable-yes,
it even beats spinach. And because
its carbohydrate contentris low, dia-
betics have it on their prescribed
diet. Its quantities of lime make it
an important source for building
strong bones and teeth.
Doctors also prescribe concentrated
tablets, made from pulverized and
dehydrated cress, for eczema because
of the weed's high sulphur content.
Even more important in war-time is
the need to prevent night-blindness,
caused by a lack of Vitamin A, which
watercress is more than able to sup-
The twenty-five or so little cress
farms in the United States which
grow the little herb in water mea-
dows as a year-round crop are going
to do some big business these days-
now that the "American dining ta-
ble has become as.important as guns"
in our defense effort!
Classes In Rules And Practices
Of Parliamentary Procedure
Will Be Offered For Women
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Mortar Board will conduct a three-
day session designed to acquaint
women on campus with the rules
and practices of Parliamentary pro-
At 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, there will
be a meeting for general discussion
of the facts of parliamentary pro-
cedure: at 4:15 Thursday, January
15, a model meeting will be conduc-
ted, and at 4:15 Friday, January 16,
there will be a discussion of special
points about the procedure, and an-
swers will be given to any questions
that those attending may have.
According to Rosebud Scott and
Phyllis Lovejoy, co-chairmen of the
course, a knowledge of how to con-
duct and participate in a meeting
is invaluable to every woman, whe-
ther or not she is at the present
time an officer of some organization.
Many of the officers of houses and
societies on campus are ignorant of
correct procedure; many of those
who belong to organizations make a
meeting tedious and unnecessarily
inefficient through their ignorance.
Mortar Board has designed the
course to appeal to everyone, and of-
ficers or not, all women on campus
are invited to attend. At each of the
meetings next week, those attending
may turn in questions, which will be
answered at the third meeting.
Cupid scores again, and we have a scoop to bring to all you athletes
with your worn-out looks after two weeks of dissipating and letting muscles
grow flabby . . . hear ye, hear ye . . . Miss Dorothy Beise of the physical
education department has become Mrs. George Alexander Miller. The
great event took place on December 27 in the wilds of Windom, Minn.
Sideline is that the former Miss Beise advised in archery--quite skilled
with the arrows, we'd say! Incidentally, Miss Jesselene Thomas is now
taking over the arrow-realm-hmm, wonder why?
The bowling tournament is well under way, and among those going into
the semi-finals with top scores are Pat Stelle, Bette Sachs, Jane Zimmer-
man, Sally Morton, Nancy Stock and Barbara Alt. Matches will be played
off this week probably, and the winners of this round will play a round
robin-which means to us athletic illiterates . . . that everyone plays
Basketballers, huffing and puffing after two weeks of inactivity are
trying to blow each others' house down . . . the basketball tourney is being
played off despite groans and aches accompanying the swing into playing.
Riflers will meet at 3:15 p.m. Friday at the W. A. B. for the first meet-
ing of the new year. Our sharpshooters may come in quite handy in any
civilian defense effort, so keep up your instruction periods and sight the
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Mixed play in badminton will be held at 7:15 p.m. today at Barbour,
while the regular club will meet at 4:15 p.m. Friday. If you are one of the
guilty ones who is very very far behind schedule on playing your match,
(we're not mentioning any names!) then get you out to Barbour and play
your match immediately and we don't mean perhaps. Since the deadlige
for the tournament has already been set up far beyond the original dead-
line, it cannot be moved up again, and it is imperative that these matches
be played right away. So, let's stop the bottleneck, gang, and get busy!
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Freshmen who have completed fencing as the individual sport are being
scouted by a committee of the fencing club which is seeking new members.
"En garde" gals, if you aspire to fencing fame! And as a parting shot, re-
member that we must keep physically fit in every way if we are to "lead the
line behind the line" and do our part to insure victory .. . so long for now.
Women To Enroll In War Work
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Waomen Are Urged To Purchase Wisely
And To Take Care Of Perishable Clothing
Attention ski enthusiasts! With
this below zero weather and the re-
cent flurry of snow you might be able
to hop a ski train to some snowy
recluse before exams threaten. If so,
here's a practical outfit to consider.
The jerkin styled mannish jacket
with long sleeves fits snugly and as-
sures warmth. Peeping out is a white
turtle neck sweater warm enough to
prevent buttoning jacket on top and
the resulting bulky look. The new
styled ski pants are well tailored and
do not give a puffy effect at the
The overjacket has broad shoul-
ders, is loose fitting, and adds a
smooth finishing touch to the outfit.
If the winds aren't penetrating, wear
it open or keep it handy to throw over
your shoulders after the day's ski-
ing. Regulation ski boots with white
wool socks overlapping will avoid
By MARILYN MAYER
Although it will be the men who
will be doing the actual fighting in
the present crisis, the women have a
very definite duty behind the lines.
This duty is to conserve vital mater-
ials. Neither greed nor foolish gener-
osity is the right path.
The best policy is to buy normally
as you need things. Mass purchas-
ing boosts the prices for the less
prosperous as well as lengthening the
period of unemployment when many
workers will soon be switching to de-
. Save Silk
Due to the silk shortage we soon
may be wearing cotton stockings for
everyday. Of course, there is always
the hope that our ingenious scien-
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BACK IN CIRCULATION!
Wool, velvet wraps
j. to a
$2 to $850
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tists will come through with some-
thing new in the stocking line to take
their place but as the master minds1
are busy now on defense plans this
hope is a rather doubtful one. Cotton
or rayon feet and tops are helping toi
adjust the shortage. In any case take
good care of the silk stockings you
do have, wash them religiously and
keep them wrapped in tissue paper
or in padded boxes.
There is enough rayon for our
needs. The rayon industry is a com-
paratively young and expanding one
and even with three shifts working
day and night in the factories there
will not be much increase. As true of
all industries there will be no new
and larger machines, for all metals
will be rushed to the defense indus-
tries. There is no lack of -raw cotton,
yet the southern textile mills are
faced with a labor shortage as the
workers are switching to the de-
fense industries. It is definitely our
duty to conserve cotton if it is to
be used as a substitute for other
Care For Woolens
The army uses huge quantities of
wool for army clothes and blankets.
Consequently we must take immac-
ulate care of our woolen clothing.
(Remember those soldiers in Iceland
and mend that sweater even if the
yarn doesn't exactly match!) Leather
is another army must and therefore
we must dispense with much of the
leather trim on our bags, gloves and
Costume jewelry will make a fade
out and the more precious metals will
be taking the place of your brass and
plastic jewelry. Nevertheless this
shortage will doubtlessly force the
designers to concentrate on the lines.
There is special emphasis on taking
good care of your clothes for the
chlorine used by the dry cleaning es-
tablishments is vital to defense. Be-
ware of fire with home cleaners for
many of the previously non-inflam-
mable cleaners will be dangerous now.
And Conserve Beauty
Permanent wave supplies and hair
pins will not be able to be replaced
before long. Consequently it is im-
portant that you take the best pos-
There will be a meeting of the
theatre-arts art committee at 4:30
p.m. today in the League.
1. Does not rot dresses or men's
shirts. Does not irritate skin.
2. No waiting to dry. Can be
used right after shaving.
3. Instantly stops perspiration
for 1 to 3 days. Removes odor
4. A pure, whitegreaseless
sible care of your own hair now. Cos-
metics will be available for a long
time, yet it is the shortage of metal
containers and bottles with which
this industry is faced. Undoubtedly.
glass and paper will be utilized in the
In any case make the most of your
clothes, keep them brushed, clean
and mended. Buy clothes that fit
and are smart and there should be
no reason why American women can-
not remain the "best dressed and best
groomed women in the world!"
That's your cue to slip around the corner
to Collins for snow clothes that are as
SMOOTH as a waxed ski, PROFESSION-
AL as the skating master himself!
volunteers with an eye towards the
day of enemy attack from the air.
Men and women registered may be
called on for such tasks as shelter
construction and blackout organiza-
tion when and if these services are
The CDVO was originally set up
under the authorization of the Wash-
tenaw County Council For Defense.
Heads of county towns and villages
are included in its make-up in addi-
tion to representatives of labor, in-
dustry and patriotic organizations.
Although University men will be
registered under a different plan, wo-
men students will use the same
blanks given to Ann Arbor residents.
Volunteer registration for Univer-
sity women, under the direction of
Miss Ethel McCormick, social direc-
tor of the League, will open toumor-
row. All women students living in
League houses will be able to enroll
in the Grand Rapids Room of the
League from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Regis-
tration here will continue Friday and
Dormitory and sorority women will
have an opportunity to register with
their House directors.
SSki jackets and pants in the new-
as-1942 water-repellent, wind-re-
* Skating outfits.
* Red woolies - ankle - and knee
length, briefs and vests.
* Sweaters, mittens in wool or fur,
Rainbow mesh sandal
outlined in gleaming
Gold Kid, China heel.