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WAVE, WAAC Will 'Address
Independent Women Monday

Among the first to join their re-
spective branches of United States
war. service are Ensign Helen Stew-
art, WAVE director for the Detroit.
area, and Lieut. Eleanor Morrison,
WAAC recruiting officer, both speak-
ers for Assembly Banquet which will
be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday
in the League Ballroom.
Lt. Morrison reported at Fort Des
Moines for active duty as an officer
candidate, July 20, in the first WAAC
unit to be organized. This first group
was carefully picked for leadership,
background, and adaptability by
means of interviews and mental tests.
Was Camp Leader
Lt. Morrison qualified through her
experience as an executive of the Bus-
iness and Professional Department at
the Detroit Central Branch of YWCA.
She was also camp leader at Camp
Talahi, Brighton.
Fort Des Moines, according to Lt.
Morrison was like a college campus.
"We did everything there that the
men have to do, but drill with arms,"
she said. "It was hard work, but in-
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teresting. All eyes were on us to see
how the new project would work out.
We were trained in military courtesy
and regulations, first aid, sanitation
and we prepared for non-combatant
duties which would relieve men need-
ed elsewhere."
Wanted to Serve
When asked what caused her to join
the WAACs, Lt. Morrison, who has
none of the usual pomp of a commis-
sioned officer, said quietly, "My de-
sire to serve, caused me to join. It's
my fight as well as somebody else's.
I couldn't stand by and see someone
else do it."
Not only the sole executive in the
Office of Naval Officer Procurements,
Ensign Stewart is the only WAVE
officer so far assigned to active duty
in the state of Michigan.
Graduate of Indiana
She graduated from Indiana Uni-
versity with a major in Latin and a,
minor in mathematics, both of which
she taught for seven years in Indiana
schools. For the four years preceding
her enlistment in the WAVES, she
was in charge of an Indiana Uni-
versity dormitory. She also was in the
first class of officer candidates at
Smith College, in which the WAVES
numbered 120 women.
Though the newspapers played up
the day Smith College students booed
the WAVES, they didn't hear about
the time the girls faced drilling mid-
shipmen, Lt. Stewart among them,
with bows and arrows poised for ac-
tion. The squad had run into an ar-
chery class and were halted just in
time to escape a battle without even
being able to fight back-on land too.
Barn Dance To Be Held
Adams House will hold a barn dance
from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the
Saline Valley Farms today. Mrs. Helen
C. Hunt and Mr. Erwin W. Meier will
An open house and party will be
held from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. to-
day by the Muriel Lester Cooperative
House, 1102 Oakland.

Two War Bond
Door Prizes
To Be Qiven
Bunyan Himself Is To Appear;
May Bring Babe, The Blue Ox;
Blue-Jeans To Be Proper Attire
"Put on your blue jeans-sure, we
want gals to wear 'em too-and come
on over to the Union" where the
Forestry Club is holding the Paul
Bunyan "formal" from 9:00 p.m. to
midnight today, declared "Suds" Cor-
lett, '43, publicity chairman for the
For the first time in the history of
Michigan dances, two $25 War Bonds
will be presented to one couple as
door prizes. The drawings will be held
at intermission time and many other
prizes of "unquestionable value in
these rationed times" will be awarded,
to guests holding winning stubs.
Bill Sawyer will play for this dance,
which is the only strictly informal
"formal" of the year. "His band has
promised to match the theme of the
dance by dressing in their best jeans
and plaids," Corlett also stated.
Guests Listed
Chairman of the dance, Jim Snod-
grass, '43, will accompany Martha
Wood, Cincinnati, Ohio; "Suds" Cor-
lett, '43, publicity chairman, Elsie
Beerbower, New Salem, Pa.; Dick
Hartesveldt, '43, chairman of house
and music, Jane Loeks, Grand Rapids;
"Long Bob" Steidemann, '43, master
of ceremonies. Joanna Penoyar, '43.
Clair Merritt, '43, entertainment
chairman, will be present with Phyllis
Nickerson, '43; Leo Martinek, '43,
entertainmentcommittee, Peggy
Grimm, '46; Fred Arnold, '43, chair-
man of decorations, Marilyn Smiley,
'44; Ed Steigerwaldt, '43, ticket chair-
man, Barbara Vignoe, '46; and La-
mont Engle, '43, chairman of patrons
and chaperons, will accompany Janice
Paul Bunyan himself . will be on
hand for the occasion and has hinted
that he may be joined by Babe, the
Blue Ox. Ticket Sales have exceeded
expectations and tickets are now only
available at the Union desk.
Houses To Enforce
Own Quiet Hours
The question of quiet hours was
discussed at a special house presi-
dents' meeting at 4:30 p.m. yesterday.
According to Lorraine Judson, '43,
head of Judiciary Council, it was de-
cided that every house should enforce
its own quiet hours, but that if any
trouble should arise it would be taken
up in the house presidents' meeting.
She added, "This is a war measure
designed to help the health program
for women."
The regular house presidents' meet-
ings have been set for the first Thurs-
day of every month at 5:00 p.m.

700 Coeds To Be Tested
To Find General Health


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700 women of the new indoor sea-
son physical education classes went
through a series of tests yesterday at
Barbour Gym which were designed to
determine, statistically, the condition
of the women of the University.
Four specific tests were given to
each woman, the results. tabulated,
and the same four tests repeated to
verify the first results. The coeds
showed nearly 100 per cent coopera-
tion in the experiment and members
of the department were impressed
with the effort of the women, accord-
ing to Mrs. Dorothy Miller, of the
physical education department for
women. Complete results will be avail-
able by the end of next week.
Lift 15 lb. Weights
To test arm and shoulder muscle
strength the women were required to
lift a fifteen pound weight as many
times as possible in one minute. Ab-
dominal muscle strength was deter-
mined by counting the number of
times a student could sit up from a
prone position without the aid of her
hands or arms.
These tests will be repeated at the
end of the semester, eight weeks from
now, and then the staff of the physi-
cal education department will judge
what type of activity in the regular
gym classes contributed most toward
improving physical fitness. The object
of these tests is to get factual infor-
mation on the condition of University
Martha Cook
[To Act Today
As Volunteers
Martha Cook will be the special
group in charge of production on Sen-
ior Project's surgical dressing unit
from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the
game room of the League.
For each afternoon that the unit
is open, a different house will be in-
vited to act as a special group of vol-
unteer workers, in this newest campus
war service. All other seniors should
attend also.
Next week the unit will be open on
Tuesday and Friday instead of Thurs-
day and Friday as usual, because of
the Thanksgiving holiday.
The standard uniforms which are
worn are cotton dresses. If wool skirts
are worn, long-sleeved cotton aprons
or smifcks must be worn over them,
for the purpose of eliminatirg the cir-
culation of lint, while in contact with
the dressings. In addition, the hair
must be covered with clean gauze or
a clean handkerchief.
Any women interested, whether
seniors or .not, may volunteer their
services by reporting ready for work
between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today in
the game room of the League.

women, and to choose activity that
will aid fitness but it is not designed
to make "super-athletes" of the stu-
Health Level Raised
The physical education department
is doing this work in cooperation with
other University organizations inter-
ested in health and physical conditon.
With these statistics they will attempt
a program to bring those showing
poor results up to par, and to raise
the general level of the whole group.
The same test will be given to ath-
letic managers and others attending.
the WAA leadership meeting for vol-
unteer exercises in women's living
Series Of WAA
Meetings Begin
At Barbour Qym
First WAA meeting for all athletic
managers and anyone else interested
will be held at 4 p.m. today at Barbour
gymnasium; the leadership program
will teach participants to conduct vol-
unteer exercises in their respective
houses, according to Nancy Filstrup,
'43, president of the WAA Board.
This meeting will be one of a series
of six, three of which will be held be-
fore Christmas, and the rest follow-
ing vacation. Those attending will
learn several exercises immediately,
so that they may go back to their
houses and lead their groups in mass
exercises for a short time each day,
starting Monday.
The leaders will start their groups
off with a five minute period of exer-
ise, but will progressively increase
this until a maximum of twenty min-
utes is reached. The purpose of this
voluntary program of exercise is to
bring about a general toning up of
physical condition among University
women. Helen Clark, '43Ed., a mem-
ber of the WAA Board, will teach the


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