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Defense Group
Writes Letters
To Army Men
Committee Contacts Graduates
In All Branches Of Service;
Old Gargoyles, Dailys Needec
When it comes to morale, Michigan
women have not been caught nap-
ping at the switch, since one of the
League Defense Committee's latest
projects is corresponding with Mich-
igan alumni in the armed forces.
A committee has been formed for
the puipose of carrying on this cor-
respondence, and it consists of Elayne
Bennett, '43, Phyl Bernstein, '42,
Mary Brownrigg, '44, Louise Comins,
'45, Jeanne Cordell, '43, Dorothea
Garrison, Grad., Lyn Gebhardt, '43,
Arlene Hellenberg '44, Roberta Hol-
land, '43, Jean Hubbard, '42, Sally
Hunter, '45, Jerry Jelsch, '42, Audrey
Johnson, '43, Maryellen Lillie, '44,
Emmy Root, '42A, and Mimi Wil-
liams, '44.
This group has been carrying on
a great deal of writing and has con-
tacted every graduate in the armed
services whose name they have re-
ceived. There is still room for more
women on the committee and any-
one interested should go to the Un-
dergraduate Office at the'League for
names. Also the committee would
appreciate any change of address of
men with whom they have been
writing or new names of people
whom they have not yet contacted.
The letters that have been sent
have been filled with campus infor-
mation and Daily and Gargoyle clip-
pings. Any old Michigan publications
would be greatly appreciated by the
women carrying on this project and
they can be deposited at the Under-
graduate Office.
The men in the services appear
fully appreciative of this undertak-
ing. One of the letters received ex-
presses it.
"As I understand it, some of the
B.W.O.C. of Michigan have decided
that we loyal alumni need to have
our morales bolstered and our spirits
raised by the fairest flowers of
American womanhood (Michigan co-
eds, of course!). The whole idea is
encouraging. P.S. Send more Dailies
and Gargs. The whole camp likes
them as well as I do." - Gordon
Watts, '41BSF.
University Woman
Loses Her 'Fortune'
In Education School
Last Tuesday a fortune was lost.
The fortune was $18, but it was all
that was keeping a girl here at the
University, for she is working her
way through.
At the same time two keys, one of
them to her room, were lost. The
money and keys were contained with
her driver's license in a small brown
leather zipper combination coin
purse, billfold, and key holder.
They were lost on the fourth floor
of the School of Education. If any-
one happens to find them in his pos-
sessions, will he please return them
to Elizabeth Ann Walker at Martha
Cook? You can't need it any more
than she does.
Outdoing Nature
waterfall a third of a mile wide, twice
as high as Niagara and carrying four
times the volume of water of the
great Victoia falls in Africa will be
born in less than a minute this sum-
mer at the Grand Coulee dam.
Outlet tubes now carry the river
through the dam. These will be
closed by one group of engineers

while another group opens the gates
at the crest of the structure.
The bureau of reclamation will
announce the day and hour for its
super-spectacle later.


tricia MacFarland, President
Of Band, To LeadLantern Night

An outstanding "Woman of the
Class of '42" is the title deserving to
the first woman to be elected presi-
dent of the University Band-Patri-
cia MacFarland, who will have the
honored position of leading the sing-
.ing at Lantern Night Monday.
In cap and gown, Miss MacFar-
land will direct the huge "M" forma-
tion of women taking part in Lan-
tern Night in the singing ofnthe
"Star-Spangled Banner" and the
"Yellow and the Blue" at Palmer
History Is Major
Miss MacFarland, who plays the
flute, was interested in band and
orchestral music during her high
school days in Dearborn. "The first
time I met Prof. William Revelli,"
said Miss MacFarland, "was at a Band
Clinic in Ann Arbor, which I attend-
ed while in high school."
Even though she decided to be a
history major when she entered the
University, Miss MacFarland con-
tinued her love for music and found
Morris Hall her stopping off place
for long hours of practice as a mem-
ber of the concert band.
When Miss MacFarland first joined
the band, she was one of three wo-,
men out of a total of 120 members,
but the number of women has now
grown to 13.
Represents Band
As president of the band for the
past year, Miss MacFarland has had
the unusual experience of being a
leader of a group composed mostly
of men. Besides that her duties have
been broad in that she has been the
representative of the band on all offi-
cial occasions.
One of the biggest jobs, she had to
handle this year was the planning
for the State Solo and Ensemble Band
and Orchestra Festival, which over
5.000 high school students attended.
To Earn Degree
Miss MacFarland, who is just vot-
ing age, is looking forward to a
re-r ns a sDian nf onna alt hr rh th


Chapel Seniors
Will Give Tea
Benefit Musicale Tomorrow
To Replace Annual Class Gift
The senior members of St. Mary's
Student Chapel will present a Bene-
fit Tea Musicale from 3:30 p.m. to
6 o.m. tomorrow, in the Grand Rapids
Room and Hussey Rooms of the
According to Bob Kieber, '42, gen-
eral chairman of the musicale, the
seniors, working with Monsignor
Babcock of the chapel, intend this af-
fair to be the first tea in a series that
will in the future be an annual tra-
dition, given by the seniors in the
place of their former custom of leav-
ing some gift with the chapel when
they graduate.
During the tea, background music
will be furnished by a string and
piano trio, under the direction of
Prof. Louise Cuyler of the School of
Music. Featured on the program
will be a clarinet duet by Phyllis
Gugino, '43SM, and Mary Monica
Laughlin, SM. There will also be
severaltvocal select tDnns.
The tea is open to students, alum-
ni and to the general public. Among
the patrons to attend the tea are
President andMrs. Ruthven, Michael
Gorman of Flint, James M. ODea of
Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. John P. O'-
Hara, of Detroit, Mrs. Edwin L. Mill-
er, of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. James
M. Mackey, of Marchall, and Mr.
and Mrs. George J. Burke, of Ann

Week-End Social Plans Discount
Uncertain Skies, Semester End
* * .

her second choice is that of person-
nel work. Therefore, she expects to
spend the next year getting her mas-
ter's degree, although not at the
Besides her position as president
of the band, Miss MacFarland has
been president of Zeta Tau Alpha for
two years, an orientation adviser for
three years, and a member of the
central committee for Panhellenic

The spring weather has been scowl-
ing lately and, as even the most
reckless Michigan nn and maids
must know by now, exams are prac-
tically upon us, but May is May and
many groups are celebrating the fact
Lambda Chi Alpha will hold their
annual formal preceded by dinner
at the chapter house, today from 9
p.m. to midnight. J. Clark Mc-
Clellan and his "Rhythm Club" will
play for the affair, and Mr. and
Mrs. Franz Steinbacher and Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Whisler of De-
troit will chaperon.
Acacia fraternity is holding a
Founder's Day Picnic this afternoon.
Alpha Kappa Psi has planned a
radio dance at the chapter house
from 9 p.m. to midnight, chaperoned
by Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Ashton of De-
troit and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mon-
roe of Flint.
The Lutheran Student Associa-
tion is to sponsor a weekend at
Camp Birkett extending from 10:30
a.m. today to 8 p.m. Sunday. The
weekend will be chaperoned by
Mrs. Paul Praketes and Rev. and
MWrs.Henry O. Yoder of Ann Arbor.
Phi Kappa Sigma is having a
spring formal at the chapter house'
from 8 p.m. to midnight. Acting as
chaperons will be Mr. and Mrs. Clar-
erence Munn and Mr. and Mrs. Wil-1
liam Couper of Ann Arbor.
Phi Kappa Tau will have a spring
formal at the fraternity house with
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Carr of Mus-
kegon and Mr. Samuel Bruni of
Birmingham as chaperons.
Theta Xi will hold a spring formal
The Pipe Was Touchy
DENVER.-(/P)-Someone sneaked
into the old city hall's sub basement
to take a section of lead pipe.
When he cut it, gongs started
clanging in all of the city's fire
stations. He had cut the fire de-
partment's alarm box circuit cable,
.which outwardly resembles a pipe.
By the time Richard Helphinstine,
superintendent of signal systems,
located the trouble, the surprised cul-
prit was gone.

Osa Johnson, Fluffy, Feminine,
Reveals Paradox Of Personality

at . the chapter , house_ from .9 p.m.
to midnight. The chaperons will be
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Gotshall of Cleve-
land Heights, Ohio, and Dr. and
Mrs. T. H. Coxon of Ann Arbor.
Victor Vaughn House residents
will take their guests to Loch Al-
pine for a picnic this afternoon
and back to the dormitory for a
record dance lasting from 2 p.m.
to midnight. Dr. Kenneth L. Mac-
Lean and Dr. James Miller will be
Williams House is to hold a picnic
and dance at Saline Valley Farms
from 1:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. with
Mrs. Virginia M. Haryrman and Mr.
Peter A. Ostafin, both of Williams
House, chaperoning.-
Club To Take Trip
All those planning to attend the
all-day canoe trip to be held by the
Michigan Outing Club on Sunday,
May 10, must sign up and pay their
money in Office 15, Barbour Gym-
nasium before noon tomorrow. The
charge is to cover the cost of canoe
and meals. All students are welcome.'

Ball Drawing
Is Undaunted
Tire Ls
Nothwithstanding the lack of as-
surance that there will be a prize
available for the winner, the grand
lottery for this year's Senior Ball to
determine the lucky couple to receive
free transportation to and from the
Ball will be held at 6 p.m. today.
The drawing will break not only
all Senior Ball precedent but all lot-
tery precedent as well, as the "auto-
mobile" in which the transportation
was to have been-provided is as yet
incapacitated through lack of tires,
and there is no guarantee that the
tires will be available the night of
the Ball.
Abducted Car returned
Mysteriously abducted from its
parking place behind University Hall
earlier this week, the car was re-
turned the following day with a note
saying that the tires would be held
for ransom.
Although Tom Williams, '42E, Ball
chairman, is worried about the suc-
cess of the lottery, owner of the car
Bob Summerhays, 42E, isn't worried
in the least about his tires.
"They'll be returned," he confided.
"It won't be long before the thieves
realize that they aren't rubber at
all, but a special compound made of
used chewing gum which I have
been collecting for the past 4$ years."
Anonymous Tip Is Aid
An anonymous tip Thursday result-
ed in the recovery of two of the
tires through dragging operations in
the Huron River, but the other three
tires are still missing.
"We've recovered the Juicy Fruit
and Pepsin tires," Summerhays said
after tasting, "but the Dentyne,
Spearmint and Bubble Gum tires
aren't back yet."
The place of the drawing will not
be announced, Williams has decided,
as it will mean that the drawing may
be accomplished without outside in-
Only students who have purchased
their Ball tickets by noon today will.
be eligible .for the lottery, Williams
pointed out. Tickets may be obtained
until that time at the Union desk.

NEW YORK, May 8. -(Wide
World)-Osa Johnson is a fluffy,
ruffly, feminine creature.
But once, in Africa, she whacked
a native over tloe head with a gun,

C(ale tU6 4 UeL l 01W'meI,(aluU1U5I1 knocked him out cold. and broke the


Tins incident is
H o Se any books or films
jungle adventures

not recorded in
dealing with the
of Osa and her

AC tivitv Notes

former husband, the late Martin

s"- . ,* f, J." IIt was related by Clark H. Getts,
who cheerfully answers to the name
of "Osa Johnson's husband,"
Acacia announces the recent pledg-' Getts said that at public gather-
ing of William Clark, Jr., '44E, of jngs he often heard people remark,
West Falls, N.Y. " ,sa got married about a year ago,
Sally Teeter. '44, of Cadillac, was didn't she? What was ihat fellow's
:ecently pledged by Alpha Delta Pi. name?"
Alpha Epsilon Iota's officers for He always answers:
lhe coming year are: Margaret Mc- GOetts was his name. That's me.
Mahon, '43M, president; Marian Id- No, no. don't apologize. I don't mind.""
dings, '43M, vice-president and social Osa Fascinating In Action
chairman; Lyla Gairns, '43M, record- He doesn't mind, he says, because
ing secretary; Mary Hyman, corres- "It's worth it just to be around and
ponding secretary. watch Osa in action.
Harriet Shoecraft, '45M, is ushing awa?" el saidoveSthefascikating
c^hairman; Martha Wilson, '44M, ar- va."h ad Sesfsiaig
2hivist; Ruth Steinke Tibbets, ser- but she's not exactly the kind of per-
geant of arms; Miss McMahon, stew- son the public thinks she is."
ardess, and Roselyn Feldman, house Osa at the moment was talking to
manager. a group of business girls. She has
Delta Upsilon announces the recent just returned from a 17,000-mile au-
pledging of Harry Jackson, '45, Don- tomobile trip through the United
ald Judson, 45E, William Chase, '43, States-"It's the first time I've ex-
and Benjamin BI'icker, '45E. plored my own country"-and the
Kappa Delta Rho has pledged ithing that impressed her most about
Kapp Dela Ro ha plegedAmer'ica, she said, wras its business
Charles Raymond, '45, of Highlandg.
Park; Richard Andrade, '45. of Bin- girls.
mingham r James M. Smity, '45E of They are so charming," she said,
rnigha Jme M.Smiy,'45. o i"and that's so smar't of them. I
Pittsmord, N.Y.; Carl M. Weideman, tad to gs imcti They ar
Jr. '45, of Grosse Pointe; George C talkied Lo girls in 60 cities. They are
Phelps, Jr., '45, of Grosse Pointe Can. working hard at their jobs and war
work, too, but still they are feminine
Ray Gilmore, '45, of Chicago. enough to please soldiers on leave.

when he served as business manager
on one of her movie-making expedi-
tions to Africa shortly after her for-
mer husband's death in a plane
"She's a regular major general,
that's what," said Getts. "I heard
her dressing down a group of natives
once. She didn't sound one bit gen-
tle. That's when I asked her if she
ever hit anybody.
Childlike Natives
"She said, 'Certainly not. Natives
are like children, and you have to be
gentle with them and show them
loving kindness.'
"I said, 'Sure, but did you ever hit
anybody? Think hard'."
It was then she admitted, "Well,
once, my gunbearer." The gunbearei'
had failed to load her gun, and she
discovered it after she had fired her
one and only bullet at a charging
"They respect her in Africa," said
Summer Shopping
Soon To Be- Limited
With cool weather persisting for
the last week or so, University women
have kept out their topcoats and re-
versibles, forgetting that hot weather
and summer clothes will soon be in
the offing. Its time for a reminder
that the shops, while well-stocked
now with gay cotton dresses, play
clothes and formals, will soon find
their stocks thinned and their racks
Priorities are a reality now, even
though it may seem hard to realize
in the "ivory tower" of college life.
So here's a warning to do your sum-
mer shopping early, while you still
can have the pick of the shops. Be-
fore long you'll find fewer colors
and less variety of style to suit your
particular tastes.

unti tht tme t te Uiondes,

Here they are! The best of com-
panions for slacks and campus .
costumes. Handwoven of genuine
steerhide leather in natural beige
color, you'll revel in their blissful
comfort all summer long.

State Street


Trigon announces the recent re-
election of Carl Reed, '44, as presi-
dent, and the election of James Bas-
ley, '44E, as vice-president. Wil-
liam B. Thompson, '44, was reelected
treasurer, and Robert V. Martelli,
'44E, was elected treasurer.
Zeta Psi announces the recent ini-
tiation of Ted Brigham, of Green-
port, N.Y.
Zeta Tau Alpha announces the
pledging of Patricia Hathaway, '45,
of Detroit.

"That's a woman's function, I
think, to be gentle and feminine."
"Um-hum," said Getts, "she's fem-
inine all right. But gentle . .."
Getts got to know Mrs. Johnson




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