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League, Union
Organize Joint
Dating Bureau
Individual Interests Considered
In 'Making Acquaintances';
Patrons Describe 'Ideal Dates'
Worse than reversed is the old four
to one ratio of men to women, reports
the new League acquaintance bureau.
On the opening day ten women regis-
tered for every lonely mate. Blondes
and brunettes, they filed in at the
rate of more than two a minute and
waited in line for the questionairre.
"How old are you? How tall? How
much do you weigh?"
And they are all, surprisingly, not
old, but very young. Seventeen years'
was the usual answer to question one.
During their seventeen years, how-
ever, they have accumulated a varied
poundage and footage.
IDterests Are Matched
"What are your interests? Do you
smoke? Drink?"I
Their interests, in terms of dates
apparently, are not interests but in-
terest. Dancing. (Sports rarely, stud-
ies never.)
No, they do not smoke and drink.
Most of them, however, have no vio-
lent objections.
"Describe the boy you would like
to meet through this bureau."
Good Sports Rate High
He must first be a good dancer or
a good sport. He is preferably good-
looking, but many girls make no spec-
ifications other than that he be "fun"
and gentlemanly. Where an occas-
ional preference is expressed for tall
men, it is to compliment a more
stately girl.
The men, howvere, aren't taking so
many chances. Some state definitely
"a tall blonde," or "a neat brunette."
Calls are equally divided between
blondes and brunettes, though no
applicant has as yet specified a red-
head. A margin of "not particular if
she's pretty" will absorb these.
Here's What Happens!
Wsat happens if, perchance; the
descr ption on one young lady's card
coincides with the qualifications for
an ideal date as set forth by a man
who sems to fit her specifications?
Then the two are notified of the coin-
cidence, by phone, and each reports
to the Acquaintance Bureau in the
League council roo mat a specified
time. There they are introduced and
may then go their-way to as meagre,
or elaborate a celebration as he feels
she deserves.
For the present Elaine Reickert,
'43, and Robert Templen, '43, are
managing the bureau for men and
women from the League council room,
with hours from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. every
Tuesday and Thursday.

They can do a lot for you over at the League.
They can teach you to dance as gracefully as you roller skate (or more
so.) First lesson for beginners will be 7:30 p.m., Oct. 14, according to Betty
Johnson, '42. For those who dance already and want to learn the latest
steps, intermediate class meets the same night at 8:30 p.m.
Women are admitted to the class without charge, and, in-
cidentally, this is one League activity open to first sem-
ester freshmen. Those just interested in practice and
social relaxation can cooperate with the teachers as
They can make your work technique asup-to-dame as
your play. (Or more so.) After six weeks marks come out
there will be a sudden SOS from freshmen. The time for
you shining examples with the A-B records last year to
register with Betty Bailie and her committee is before the rush. There's pin
money,--safety pins and bobby pins perhaps, in the 25 cents an hour you
are paid for your services as tutors.
They can introduce you to a man as handsome
as the one you left home. (Or more so.) Acquaint- 1?1
ance bureau is set up expressly for this, but you'll,
stand a good chance of meeting him at one of the
informal 7-11 Club gatherings. The opening dances
will be this Friday and Saturday, especially dedicated
to freshmen. They can come as groups, couples or
,. individuals. Men needn't feel .. a
this is strictly a feminine affair;
dancing is more pleasant when they're there.
They can clear away some of the fog around activi-
ties. And more! They're apt to entice you into action
with the clever descriptions editor Jeanne Crump, '42,
wrote for the first issue of "League Life." Copies of this new House Com-
mittee publication are tacked on the bulletin board of yonr residence, ac-
cording to Dorothy Merki, '42, chairman. And there's no ex-
cuse for being foggy about new women's regulations, either. A
compact and up-to-date booklet has just been issued.
Don't forget your eligibility card. The League can do a
lot for you, but you won't get a chance to do anything for
them unless you're registered with the merit system committee!



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Garments Labeled
To Save Consumer


Olive Deane Hormel
To Present Lectures




Labels! You've found them tagged
to every coat and dress and smidgen
of clothing you racked through in
search of additions to your college
wardrobe. Not just price tags to
shudder at, but tags which tell you
that the dress you're clutching is
50% rayon or tbi fur coat you are
fondling is really aum-matten-dyed
. It's all because of a law they passed
down in ,Washington not so long
ago which requires manufacturers to
stick labels on all garments so that
the poor consumer will be able to
tell whether or not he's getting his
money's worth.
Ttie amount of virgin, reprocessed
or reused wool, the percentage of
rayon must be shown as well as in-
formation on how the fabric should
be cleaned. Though the label on
your new Laskin mouton reveals that
it is only brown-dyed lambskin, you
can call it what you will with the
assurance that you are not being

In conjunction with the University
Extension Service, the League will,
this season, present a series of lec-
tures on "The New Books And Plays",
given by Olive Deane Hormel, noted
author and lecturer.
This will be the fourth season for
Miss Hormel's popular series, now
being given to twenty two groups in
eighteen different communities. "The
New Books And Plays" is a noncredit
course consisting of eight monthly
lectures, each, one hour long, fol-
lowed by questions and discussion.
The lectures are particularly in-
teresting because of Miss Hormel's
background of sound scholarship,
her wide acquaintance in the pub-
lishing and theatre world, and her
frequent trips to New York and other
important centers of interest.
deceived by the fancy names adver-
tising copywriters are so prone to





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