THE MICHIGAN DAILY
First Ruthven .
To Be Today
Four hundred special invitations
have been sent out for the first Ruth-
ven tea of the year which will be held
from 4 p. m. to6 p. m. today in the
home of President Ruthven.
Special invitations havebeen sent
to Zone II of the League houses, Aca-
cia, Alpha Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta,
S Zeta Tau Alpha, Delta Delta Delta,
West Quadrangle, NROTC, ROTC,
and certain faculty members.
Pourers will be Mrs. Piatt of Delta
Delta Delta and Mrs. T. S. Langford
of Chicago House from 4 p. m. to 5'
p. m., and Mrs. Pilcher of Alpha Delta
Phi as well as Mrs. Baulch of Zeta
Tau Alpha from 5 p. m. to 6 p. m.
Those assisting will be Mary Lee Ma-
son, '45, Pat Moore, '44, Ruth Malo-
ney, '45, and Jean Ledwith, '45.
Committee members for the tea are
to report at President Ruthven's home
at 3:45 p. m. and should bring their.
eligibility cards with them. Any mem-
ber unable to attend should call the
chairman of her group.
Violette Cinq-Mars, '44 Ed, is chair-
man of Group I, which is composed of
girls whose last names start with any
letter between "A" and "E". Group II
includes girls whose last names start
with letters b'etween "F" and "I" and
has as its chairman Josephine Fitz-
patrick, '44. Peggy Applegate, '44, is
chairman of Group III, "J" to "O",
and Sue Woods, '44, is chairman of
Group IV, "P" to "Z".
Group III is in charge of tomor-
row's tea. The public is cordially in-
vited to attend. Anyone desiring any
information should call Miss Apple-
League To Hold
Petites Pommes de Terre
If you're clad in a cardigan and
shod in saddle shoes you'll be appro-
priately attired for an evening of
dancing to the tunes of "Doc" Sprack-
lin's orchestra at the "Sweater Swing"
to be held from 9 p. m. to midnight
Friday in the, League Ballroom.
The event is the first to be spon-
sored by the stident body to whom
the League has turned over the use of
the ballroom, and the entire proceeds
are to be contributed to the Bomber
Dates No Necessity
The "Swing" to which you can
bring a friend or "just come," will be
a special occasion, for there will be
no dance this Saturday. Many of the
musicians will be among the fortunate
few to see the Michigan-Notre Dame
game at South Bend that day.
Featured in the evening's entertain-
ment will be the "band within a band"
that swings out in. Dixieland style.
The specialty is composed of seven
pieces with Bill Henlin at the trom-
bone, Tom Snyder behind the clarinet,
Charlie Goodell and his trumpet, Don
Whitefield at the drums, Clark Mc-
Clellan at his piano, Bill Wheatley
with his bass, and Dwight Daily and
his tenor saxophone.
"Rhythm Band" Featured
Also there will be several numbers
by the "rhythm band" with the clari-
net, drums, bass, and vibraphone as
the featured instruments.
As is the custom, the vocal quar-
tette with "Doc," Bill Henlin, Charlie
Goodell, and Tom McNall will round
out the entertainment.
r It has taken us quite some time, after a preliminary column about
position courses in general, to gather ,pecific data about the types of writ-
ing that pour out of the campus Young Writers' clubs with a horrible pro-
lific surge. However, after a good deal of research, complete with the proper
biblicgraphies, we feel that we are prepared to offer a brief survey of the
Michigan literature output. The following, built around one selected sub-
ject, we think, is fairy representative of the various categories.
COSTIVE DEPRESSION; OR, THE NARRATIVE GRIM
The bitter swirling blasts of snow flickered quickly downward around
the street lights, lingering for moment in the dull glow and then disap-
pearing below the circle of light. It fell in the gutters and on the sidewalks
and in the open sewers. It fell especially in the gutters and sewers. Sean
O'Houlihan leaned against the dirty brick wall of a five-story tenement
building and looked, with empty, bitter eyes at the tall, hard straightness
of the office buildings. They were tall and hard and straight; terribly tall
and hard and straight. A drunk lurched past him and fell into, the doorway.
His body, as it crashed to the steps, made a dull, noisy thud. Thud, it went,
MYSTIC INTUITION; OR, THE POEM POINTLESS
in pinpoints .....
sliding and caressing . . . .
the bench where i sat
the marble of the bench . ..
it was cold against my skin .. .
white and fine and cold
it was lovely .!..
the snow . . . snow . . . snow
and i cried oh god,
WEATHER SERIES; OR, THE ASSIGNMENT DULL
Webster 'defines snow as: "Small tabular and columnar crystals of,
frozen water vapor of the air when its temperature at the time of condensa-
tion is lower than 0",C. (32°F.) Snow belongs to the hexagonal system of
crystallization and is white or transparent." This definition, however, means
little to the farmers of'northwestern Iowa during the corn-growing season.
,(1) Only last year, snow fellthere, and in great quantities on the 16th of
Junior Girls To Forego JGP
For First Time Since 1902
To Sell War Bonds, Stamps
Appointments to the thirteenrposi-
tions on the new junior class project
committee were made this week by
League Council, following the inter-
views by Judiciary committee last
week. Marcia Zimmerman, Gamma
Phi Beta, has been selected as general
Soph Cabaret, Athena, Theatre
Arts, dance class committee, social
committee, and the committee that
has been selling war bonds and\
stamps, comprise the list of former
activities that qualify Miss Zimmer-
man for her new job.
Doris Barr, Martha Cook, will work
with Miss Zimmerman as assistant'
chairman, came to the University this
year from Flint Junior College.
Other juniors on the central com-
mittee are: Ann Adams, Alpha Gam-
ma Delta, secretary; Norma Rowe,
Alpha Omicron Pi, treasurer; Miriam
Dalby, Stockwell, dormitories; Jean
Bisbee, Martha Cook, league houses;
Rae Larson, Alpha Gamma Delta,
skits; Lucy Chase Wright, Delta Delta
Other members of the committee
are: Frances Vyn, Gamma Phi Beta,
sororities; Susan Wood, Kappa Alpha
Theta, research; Jerry Stadleman,'
Chi Omega, corsages; Helen Garrels,
Sorosis, posters and publicity; and
Mona Heath, Kappa Kappa Gamma,
the booth on the corner of State and
Junior girls, for the first time since
1902, have abandoned their tradition-
al JGP, and annual entertainment
project, for war service work. This
year their job will be the responsi-
bility for the sale of war bonds and
/%4reenu WAA fl t1 C s
Seems impossible, but it's true. The fall outdoor sports ,season is com-
ing to an end, and with it will be the end of tennis, golf, field hockey and
lacrosse until spring.
However, there's loads of fun and exercise being planned for the rest
of the semester indoors. The three B's, badminton, basketball and bowling,
will start the week of Monday, Nov. 23. Fencing, riding and riflery will be
added, while archery, dance and Hobby Lobby clubs will also continue their
activities over into indoor season.
Shooting ahead with plans for the new season is Doris Kimball, head
of the Rifle Club. A mass meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the
lounge of the WAB for all girls interested in the club. Doris says thati
everyone's welcome and absolutely no experience is necessary. They'll start
from scratch and have instruction until all the members are sharpshooters.
Prospective members need not be eligible and, therefore, they may be
freshmen. So here's a chance to get some exercise, acquire a new skill and
have fun at the same time. Maybe sharpshooting will come in handy some
day-not to be morbid, but remember Mrs. Miniver's single-handed capture
of the Nazi flier.
4 ' 1 *
Final winner of the volleyball tournament will be decided today, but
don't be discouraged if your house didn't quite make the grade. The basket-
ball inter-house tournament will begin Monday, Nov. 23, so start rounding
up your team and get some practice.
"To be able to ride" is the only requirement laid down for membership
in the University Women's Riding Club, new auxiliary club to Crop and
Saddle. A few places are still open in the group, which rides at 1 p.m. every
Saturday. Those interested are to contact Sybil Graham.
* * *
One of the banner clubs down at the WAB this season is Lacrosse Club,
under the capable leadership of dark-haired Marcia Sharpe. When this
group first convened, no more than two of 'the girls -knew what a lacrosse
stick looked like, let alone how to hold it. But take it from their enthusiasm,
lacrosse is a game of real skill and fun, too. Turnouts have been excellent,
although a few more players could be added, so why not join in the play at
4:30 p.m. today at Palmer Field and find out what you're missing? 'Bye now.
Basck up the Boys
Black or brownsu ede
piped with god . .
To Begin Tryouts
Today At League
N. . . skippy", our popular pump for dating and
dancing in velvety suede . . . or for town and
tweeds choose shiny turf calf. Down-to-earth heel.
will be closed 1030 to 11:30 A.M. tomorrow
because of the Armistice Day parade.
(1) See, however4 Abercrombie on this point, id. 39-462.
BULGING BICEPS; OR, THE RHYTHM PHYSICAL
The snow fell on the lumber camp,
On sweating skin and men with stamp
Of brawny, brawling, mighty folk.
Their muscles flapped and waved with stroke
Of ax and pull of saw.
Their breathing hissed against the maw
Of the icy blast.
It was winter -
SAROYAN SYMBOLISM; OR, THE SURGE ETERNAL
Act I, Scene I.
(As the curtain rises, we discover Stefan Zwiebach, an Estonian, sit-
ting at a table in Ginsberg's Old Dublin Waterfront Inn. Three drunks sit-
ting nearby are alternately hiccoughing and reciting selections of The Iliad
in the original Greek. Up above, a tightrope walker and two strolling accor-
dion players pace slowly back and forth on the wire, symbolizing the beauty
of The American Way of Life. Stefan is playing the fourth movement of
the Sibelius Concerto for Tuba and Bass Drum on la kazoo. He plays with
bitter Estonian pride, slowly and meaningfully/' Suddenly, Ivan, his brother,
enters the room riding a reindeer from which trails a Flexible Flyer. He
falls from his mount and tethers the reindeer to the table.)
°- IVAN: (Shouting with fierce and wonderful Estonian joy) Stefan, it's
snowing outside, do you hear me? Snowing! (Stefan begins playing Oh,
Susannah.) It's snowing, I say! The wise people, the sophisticated people
won't admit it. They're afraid to admit it. But me, God, I'm alive. It's
snowing. It fills me with the exaltation of Rockefeller Center!
STEFAN: Snowing? (He stops playing Thus Spake Zarathusthra in trip-
lets, gets up, and knocks Ivan down with one blow of his huge fist.)
(Two pawnbrokers enter and quickly slit each other's throats, sym-
bolizing Freedom of Thought. The reindeer munches a Ritz cracker thought-
fully.) (Slow curtain)
Sorority Will Celebrate Founders' Day
A buffet supper and a short service
for alumnae and undergraduate mem- alumnae president, are in charge of
bers, from 5:30 to 7:30 p. m. today in the annual Founders' bay celebration.
the chapter house, will mark the 68th Jean Jeffrey, '43, as social chairman,
anniversary of the founding of Gam- planned the supper. Harriet Sayers,
ma Phi Beta. '45, and Carol Cecil, '45, are in charge
Ruth Wood, '43, president of the of the short service which will follow
chapter, and Miss Betty McComber, the meal.
Try-outs for the first production of
the Children's Theatre will be held at
4 p. m. today and tomorrow in the
Garden Room of the League. Boys
and girls between the ages of eight'
and twelve are urged to attend.
"Seven Little Rebels," a comedy by
Rosemary Musil, is the first play to
be offered. It concerns the loyalty
of seven children to the head resident
of Neighborhood House, a social set-
tlement in a big city, and theirrebel-
lion against the woman who tries to
close the settlement.
The Children's Theatre this year
has become an integral part of the
work in dramatics in the department
of Speech of the University, under
the direction of Nancy B. Bauer.
All members of Alpha Kappa Delta
will meet at 8 p. m. today at the home
of Prof. Arthur E. Wood, 3 Harvard
217 South Main Street 9 Nickels Arcade
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The belts at 2.00
We also have a grand assort-
ment of small envelope-bags and
pouches for campus
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