TItflttW lAY; OCT. 15, 1942
T I MICHIGAN DAILY
To Be Invited
To Meet Soviet
Pres. And Mrs. Ruthven To Head
Reception Line, While Specially
Invited Guests Will Act As Hosts
Soviet Lt. Liudmila Pavlichenko,
famous Russian woman sniper, will
personally meet students and faculty
members at a League reception in her
honor Friday night, immediately fol-
lowing the war rally in Hill Auditor-
Sponsored by the women's under-
graduate council under the direction
of Miss Ethel McCormick, the recep-
tion will be open to the entire cam-
In the reception line with Lt. Pavli-
ehenko and her party will be Pres.
and Mrs. Ruthven, Dean Joseph A.
Bursley, Dean Alice C. Lloyd, Mr. and
Mrs. Clark Tibbetts, Prof. and Mad-
aine Michael S. Pargment, Charlotte
Thompson, '43, and Don West, '43.
Specially invited guests who will
act as hosts and hostesses for the
affair will be members of the League
Council, Student War Board, Russian
War Relief and Union Executive
Refreshments will be served in the
Grand Rapids room and Ethel Foun-
tain Hussey room of the League. The
reception line will form in the con-
course on second floor.
War Activities Group
Names Miriam Dalby
Head Of Stamp Sale
Miriam Dalby, '44, new member of
the Committee of War Activities for
women, has been appointed head of
the War Stamp selling committee for
The task will be taken over by Jun-.
ior project, but until then, Miss Dal-
by's committee will sell stamps at
their booth located on the corner of
State and South University. The
booth is open daily from 10 a. m. to
5 p. m., from 10 a. m. until 2:15 p. m.
Since the women began on Monday
of this week, the sales have been far
short ofthe $50 daily quota that they
set. Sales on the first day were $20
and the total was $27 for Tuesday.
Tire Thief's Victim
Rebuked By Robber
RICHMOND, Va.-()-A thief took
a tire from the automobile of a
Richmond woman, then added insult
to injury. He left two notes on the
car's windshield, both of which were
interspersed with profanity.
The notes, with certain omissions
read: "You dumb fool. Whoever gave
you a driver's permit for this pile of
junk. You should give it to the junk
man if he will have it because it isn't
worthy anything except getting in
other people's way. Next time, I am
going to take your fenders off this
The notes were signed "The Boss."
At Union Pool
Get in the swim and send in your
entry blank for the W. A. A. women's
swimming meet, to be held at 7:15
p. m., next Thursday at the Union
Sports-managers of league houses,
dormitories and sororities will receive
entry blan1gs through the mail, which
they are to fill out with the names of
their contestants and return no later
than Saturday morning at Barbour
gym, according to Oriel Straehley,
'45, chairman of the affair.
League houses will be divided into
eight zones for this activity, and,
sports managers of the houses will be
notified of their zone.
List of events in the meet are as
follows: three 50 yard events, a free
style, a backstroke and a breast stroke
competition. These will be followed
by three 25 yard events in the same
three styles. In the diving activity
there will be a front, a back and one
optional dive. Concluding the meet
there will be a free style relay of four
winners on a team.
Cup To Be Awarded
Plans are being made for a comic
act in between events. Three League
Council members will race three WAA
Board members, ail of whom will be
dressed in old-fashioned bathing
suits and will carry candles.
A traveling cup will be awarded to
the house winning the meet, and indi-
vidual winners will be asked to form
the nucleus of the W. A. A. Swimming
club. The first meeting of that club
will be Thursday, October 29, at the
Union pool, says Miss Straehley, and
those interested are urged to attend.
Freshmen are especially invited to
Last year 127 persons were in the
swimming meet, and Kappa Alpha
Theta was declared winner of the
cup, with Collegiate Sororis coming
To Be Held By WAA
"Fifteen-love - thirty," will soon
mark of f the games in the annual fall
W. A. A. tennis tournament. All wo-
men are invited to participate, and
entries are due at the W. A. B. Friday.
Lists of tournament play will be
posted Saturday and games will1begin
on that day. If, for some reason the
match cannot be played on the sched-
uled day, the contestants will have
three days in which to make up the
missed match. If the game is not
made up in that time, Nancy Hatters-
ley, '44, head of the Tennis club, must
be notified, or the player will be dis-
Both singles and doubles will be
played. Tennis Club will have its first
meeting 4:15 p. m. today at the WAB.
California's turkey crop this year
is the biggest ever. Reminding us that
it'll soon be time to start Christmas
Resident Heads Meet To Plan
And Report On New Activities
The house presidents of every wo-
men's dormitory, sorority and league
house of the University had their first
meeting of the year in the Grand
Rapids Room of the League. Lorraine
Judson, '43, president of Judiciary
Judiciary Council, had the chair and
reported to the gathering what the
newly formulated policy. of University
women in regard to war work is to
The first step is to be a stricter atti-
tude toward the keeping of quiet
hours in all places of residence. All
infringements are to be reported to
the Committee by the president of
each house and offenders are to be
subject to court-martial by that body.
Junior Project Planned
Charlotte Thompson, '43, president
of the League Council, told the meet-
ing about the prospective junior pro-
ject of a large bond and stamp sale
to be conducted by women of the jun-
Nancy Filstrup, '43, president of
the W.A.A., spoke of a possible future
compulsory physical fitness program
for women and suggested that the
house presidents urge their groups to
participate in voluntary sports, say-
ing that it was hoped that a wide re-
sponse would make compulsory action
Assembly Board Enlarged
Better representation for League
House women at the League in the
future was announced by Jean Con-
way, '43, head of the League House
group. Three more women are to be
added to Assembly Board, all to be
elected from League Houses and jun-
iors may petition for the posts.
The final speaker at the meeting
was Miss Ethel McCormick, social
director of the League, who spoke of
the need for voluntary workers in
many fields of war work and of the
opportunity of women to enlist in a
2 hour credit Nurses' Aide course.
Women may sign up for all types of
war work at the social director's office
in the League.
The next meeting is to take place
Change Is Made
In Class Program
For Nurses' Aides
Hoping to interest more girls in the
course, the hours of the Nurses' Aides
classes have been changed. All classes
will now be held from 7 p. m. to 9
p. m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and
This was decided in the first meet-
ing of this course held at 4 p. m.,
Monday in the Red Cross headquar-
ters in North Hall. Offering 2 hours
of Academic credit, the course has a
special instructor to teach the girls so
that they can help the hospital staff.
Only 15 of the necessary 60 girls
have signed up thus far for the
course, which is under the direction
of the Red Cross. Mrs. Henry Vaughn
is supervising the work.
Outdoor Trip, Roast
To Be Held Sunday
All students are invited to attend
the canoe trip and outdoor roast,
which will be held at 9:30 a. m. to
3 p. m. Sunday on the Huron River,
according to Dorothy Lundstrom, '45
and Dan Saulson, '44, co-chairmen
of the event.
Those attending are to meet at 9:30
a. m. at Hill Auditorium, and the
food will be bought collectively on
the way out. A charge of .25 will be
made to cover all expenses. For any
other information, persons are re-
quested to call the chairmen.
For Nutrition Drive
Will Be Held Today
One of the outstanding events of
Ann Arbor's Nutrition Drive this week
is the Victory Luncheon which will be
held at 11 a. m. to 1:30 p. m., today
at the Masonic Temple. It is open to
Tickets for the affair can be ob-
tained only at the door. The profits
from the ticket sales will be used to
help defray the expenses of Ann Ar-
bor's Nutrition Week program.
In the lobby of the Masonic Tem-
ple there will be a display sponsored
by the conservation committee of the
Ann Arbor Garden Club under the
direction of Mrs. Frederick C. Mat-
thaei and Mrs. H. M. Hawkins. The
display will show how to store fruits
and vegetables from Victory gardens
J~ay, ku I4l "
Petites IPommes de Terre
Within the confines of campus society-within the group within a group
setup, there is a small, esoteric clique which gets practically no attention
from its colleague groups, and which, heaven knows, deserves it if ever a
hardy, staunch band of pioneers did.
The particular informal organization of which we speak is the Com-
position Course enrollees, and what started us to thinking about them, as
an old columnist friend of ours would say, was the wailing moan of a pro-
fessor who told us, in the deepest of despair, that the war was, if anything,
(and in contradiction of his hopes) helping to swell the writing courses'
instead of turning students' energies to diverse fields. The war, it seems,
instead of making the English majors realize that life is real and
life is earnest, is, instead just giving them a great, big, broad, un-
cultivated new area into which they may release their self-
expression, as it were.
We felt slightly hurt at his remark, having personally, on
our classification card a large, juicy number which is indicated
in the catalogue as nothing less than a good, old composition
course, and, naturally, we can find no fault with our own wish
to express ourself. We do think though that the other dratted
English majors ought to feel that life is real and life is earnest. e
However, the fact remains that comp classes are swelling and so, in
deference to all newcomers to our happy little band, perhaps a description
of the Richer Way of Life which one finds in writing courses should be made.
In the first place, you'll have to understand at the very beginning that
to all composition-course-takers, life is to be thought of in terms of grimness
and emptiness and vile, pawing bourgeois humanity, and back hall bedrooms
which smell of old cabbage and strong lye soap and flat, rasping voices and
Oh God, what's the use of it all?
After you have allowed this rather complex feeling to burgeon in your-
self, you are ready to face your first class period. The popula-
tion of the class will consist of a strong, central body of persons
who are merely getting the composition credits, requisite to their
major. Disregard them; their hearts and souls are not attuned
to grimness and emptiness. There will be a sprinkling of young
men and women who will, in the progress of the semester, let it
be known that the pure, clear flame from Moscow is all they are
living for, and they, too, are not feeling properly futile, and are
consequently not one of the Group. The authenticity of the real
Grade 1, unhappy boys may be determined by the frequency
with .which they talk about Hemingway and verissimilitude, and the infre-
quency with which they will mention Li'l Abner or the Atlantic Charter.
One can always pick out odd characters, too, and these will often be-
come your favorites. Our particular pet was a lad who had an idea when
he was a freshman. The idea was "Brother Joe," and evidently it was his
idea for the Decade. Poor little old "Brother Joe" was beaten to a pulp
for six semesters of comp courses. He was made into everything from a boot-
black to a Senate Page Boy, but he remained, with commendable consis-
tency, in a background of the same plot and with all the dear,~
sweet traits of character which we grew to know and love.
The remainder Qf the class will be made up of Michigan
Daily staff members who grow just as desperate for ideas as the
rest of the class, toward the end of the semester, and who inevi-
tably begin to make themselves hated by their colleagues by
submitting their latest editorials for credit.
After this, you may enter comp courses if you wish, friends.
We have warned you properly. Perhaps you feel as we do-
that you are an artist who must express himself. And all of us-
very artistically, of course, can sell real estate together some day.
To Be Today
Sophomore And Junior Women
Are Invited To Attend Assembly
At 4 P.M. In League Ballroom
Sophomore women will attend a
mass meeting for the Sophomore Vol-
unteer Hospital Service at 4 p. m. to-
day in the League ballroom. Any in-
terested junior or sophomore woman
may attend the meeting and may reg-
ister to participate in the service at
Natalie Mattern, '45, general chair-
man of the project, her committee of
Over 50 women were interviewed
for Sophomore Project, an unus-
ually large number to turn out for
any class affair, bringing to the
foreground the rising interest in
war work on -the campus.
thirteen members and Suzanne Sims,
'43, junior adviser for the service, will
be introduced by Frances Thompson,
'45, chairman of last year's Frosh
Mrs. N. R. Kretzschmar and Miss
Karin Dahlberg will be present at the
meeting to explain the volunteer ser-
vice for the University Hospital.
A Letter Home
NEWARK, N. J., Oct. 14.- (IP)-
Mrs. Anthony Cordasco received a
letter from her nephew, Corporal
John S. Bruno at Guadalcanal. On
the end, it said: "Please excuse paper.
All I have. Once belonged to unlucky
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If you like good food-
"You'll want to come back"
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The Sociedad Hispanica wishes to
invite all former members as well as
non-members to attend its first meet-
ing of the year. Students wanting
practical experience in speaking
Spanish are especially urged to at-
tend, and Latin Americans will have
an excellent opportunity to mingle
with their North American neighbors.
There will be entertainment, conver-
sation, and refreshments. The meet-
ing will be held in Room 408, Ro-
mance Language Bldg. tonight at
Zeta Phi Eta meeting today at 4:30
p.m. in the chapter room.
Ushering for Art Cinema League:
Everyone interested in ushering for
"Carnival In Flanders", being given
tonight, Friday and Saturday, Oct.
15, 16 and 17, sign up immediately in
the Undergraduate Office of the
League. 'Sign-up sheets are posted
on the bulletin board.
The Art Cinema League presents
Load Stops Elevator
Eleven Helen Newberry women set
a new all time low for traveling by
elevator the other day. They were
stuck for 25 minutes before a me-
chanic came to their rescue.
"Carnival In Flanders", October 15,
16 and 17, at 8:15 p. m. at Mendels-
sohn Theatre. Tickets at Mendelssohn
A mass meeting for sophomore
women is to be held today at 4:00
p.m. in the Michigan League Ball-
room. Volunteer Hospital Services
will be explained and registrations
Inter-Guild will hold its weekly
luncheon atA12:15 p.m. today at
Lane Hall. All members of campus
guilds are invited. The speaker will
be Mr. Allan Booth, General Secre-
tary of International Student Ser-
vice in Great Britain and Ireland.
The luncheon will be followed by a
discussion meeting in the Fireplace
Room of Lane Hall.
The Observatory public evening
series will begin on Friday evening,
October 16, with open house at the
Angell Hall Observatory from 8:00 to
10:00. The moon will . be shown
through the telescopes. Children
must be accompanied by adults.
Westminster Guild: Treasure hunt
at Presbyterian church Friday night
beginning at 8:30. All students wel-
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YOUR SPECIAL FAVORITES!
Norwegian Moccasin: Narrow-heeled, hand-sewn.
Rough 'n' ready for work or play. Sturdy calf inj
antiqued red, green or brown. Leather soles.
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