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Women's Role
In War Effort
To Be ~Theme.
Series To Be Held In Rackham
Lecture Hall; President Ruthven
Will Preside At First Meeting
(Continued from Page 1)


Wartime Revamping Of College
Life Foolish, Asserts Ilka Chase

such as chemistry,, engineering, or
mathematics, and stenographic, sec-
retarial, and clerical positions.
Scheduled to speak in the after-
noon are Mr. L. V. O'Loughlin, direc-
tor of the International Business Ma-
chines Co., Detroit, and Mr. Kenneth
V. Meade, director of College and
Technical employment of the General
Motors Corp., Detroit.
Evening Speakers
Evening speakers include: Mr. E. D.
Brown, employment manager of the
Ford Motor Co. at Willow Run Bomb-
er Plant; Mr. J. E. Walters, vice-
president of the Revere Copper &
Brass Co., Rome, N.Y.; and Mr. Hu-
bert C. Smith, assistant chief metal-
lurgist of the Great Lakes Steel Co.,
Miss Ethel McCormick, social di-
rector of the League and chairman of
the committee on the Women's War
Program, and Dean Alfce C. Lloyd
will preside at the afternoon and eve-
ning meetings, respectively, on the
third and last day of the conference.
Mr. Robert W. Kelso, director of the
Institute of Public and Social Admin-
istration of the University; Mrs. Mer-
yl P. Stone, food. consultant for the
Quartermaster Corps of the War De-.
partment; and Miss Helen S. Willard,
director of the Philadelphia School of
Occupational Therapy, have been se-
lected to speak.
Varied Subjects
Their subjects are connected with
social and health service work, which
offers opportunities for dieticians,
medical social workers, nurses, dental
hygienists, and nutrition experts.
According to Dr. Purdom, director
of the Occupational Bureau, plans
for the conference are quite com-
plete, but are subject to change.
Be A Goodfellow,----
Germans Release
American Victim
CAIRO- (A)- Col. Mary Booth of
the Salvation Army, granddaughter
of the founder of the organization,
has arrived in Cairo after having
spent two and one-half years in in-
ternment camps in Germany.
Col. Booth was exchanged with a
number of other British women for
German women detained in Pales-
tine. She was seized by the Germans
in Belgium early in the war while
making for Ostend, and was subject
to 24 hours of questioning by the
Gestapo, who suspected her of being
a spy.

If there is one person who lives up
to her advance notices, that person
is Ilka Chase.
In keeping with her philosophy of
life, Miss Chase declared in an inter-.
view today that she considers it fool-
ish for any person, whether attending
college or not, to completely revamp
his life to suit a war-torn world.
"Why give up Saturday night dances1
to sit home and knit!'" is her answer.
Of course, if the German forces
were arriving at the Ann Arbor sta-
tion, I would expect everyone to man
the barricades. But, until that time,
don't give up what characterizes the
life of an America, merely add to that
life along constructive lines."
"Help Sensibly"
"Students between the ages of
eighteen and twenty-two possess a
greater amount of energy than even
they realize. They are capable of do-
ing their part without curtailing any-
thing. Moderate activities if neces-
sary, but don't eliminate them. Help
in every way that you can, but do it
An equally curt response was given
to the question, what would you ad-
vise a young girl who was planning
on making the theatre her life work.
"Be prepared to starve," was her an-
swer. "Go to New York and pound
the pavements. However, there is at
least one good point in going into
radio first-you can eat! Radio pro-

vides good experience, and is a bumpy
but direct road onto the stage." She
titles the theatre the "heartbreak of
the world."
Possesses Wit, Charm
Wit, charm, friendliness, and a
truly "effervescent" personality, have
all contributed an equal part to mak-
ing her name known throughout the
country in the realms of the theatre,
radio, literature, and the screen.
Those of you who enjoyed Miss
Chase's last book "Past Imperfect"
will perhaps be interested' to know
that she is now at work on a new
book. This time it will be in the form
of a novel.
Miss Chase is doing her part in the
war effort by acting on the governing
board of the American Theatre Wing,
which sponsors the Stage Door Can-
teen. Following her lecture tour she
plans on returning home, where she
will take part in several functions for
the purpose of furthering the sale of
War Savings Stamps and Bonds.
Be A Goodfellow
The annual presentation of the
"Messiah" sponsored by the Univer-
sity Musical Society under the direc-
tion of Charles A. Sink will be given
at 3 p.m.-Sunday in Hill Auditorium.

Meet Old, New]
Friends Today
At Coke ;Bar
Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, Stockwell, Psi Upsilon, Sig-}
ma Phi Epsilon and Theta, Chi, are
the specially invited groups at the
Union Coke Bar to be held at 4 p.m.
today in the main ballroom of the
Michigan Union.
Hostesses this week include Joan
Gallup, 46; Constance Hammett, ;'45;
Martha Kinsey, '45; Pat Palmer, '45;
Marilyn Ruch, '45; Bunny Williams,
'45; Fran Tripp, '44; Rosemary Klein,
'46; Joan Schukowsky, '45; Nancy
Jefford, '46; Marilyn Moore, '45;.
Shirley Hogan, '45; Phyllis .Adams,I
'44; Nancy Griffin,-'44; Pat Heil,.'45;
Clare Blackford, '44; Marge McCabe,
'45; Sue Arnstein, '45; Martha Op-
sian, '44; Mary Horan, '44Ed; Frances
Capps, '43; Joan Clement, '43A;z Peg-
gy Ross, '43Ed; Jean Whittemore,
'44; Marcia Netting, '45SM; ) Peg
Brown, '43.
Both dates and stags will be wel-
comed at this Coke Bar, the .goal of
which is to serve as the place to
bring a Tuesday afternoon date and
also as a means of allowing students
to make new acquaintances.
Couples will dance to the latest
records. As usual gingerale and cook-
ies will be served as refreshments.






Overseas Are
Much Admired
Five WAAC lieutenants represent-
ing five different states won immedi-
ate admiration on their arrival for
war duty in London.
In England, the WAACS will assist
in clerical duties and will aid in
maintaining the- communications sys-
tem. Eventually theytexpect to be
followed overseas by others.
Their trim uniforms-well cut dark
tunics and lighter skirts topped by
peaked caps-have caused much fav-
orable comment, and their roomy
pocketbooks are the envy of British
women. British officers look askance
when service girls carry packages or
are seen with uniform pockets bulg-
When a photographer asked one of
the lieutenants the significance of
the emblem on her tunic lapel, he
discovered that it represented Pallas
Athene, the Goddess of Victory. The
lieutenant smiled anti said that that
was what the WAACS hoped to see in

Factories Take Youngsters;
Labor Shortage Grows Here
TOU might think service in local stores is bad now, but it's going to get a
lot worse! For now that Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins has opened
jobs in war plants to 16- and 17-year-old girls, we can hardly expect any-
thing else.
Ann Arbor especially,.being in the defense area, will find its labor short-
age growing more acute. A glimpse at the want ad page in the Ann Arbor
News will show approximately 20 calls for persons to work in local restau-
rants and soda fountains alone.
N SPITE of the shortage of labor, however, persons in the "eating busi-
ness"" have not found any decrease in the number of customers. The
real headache these people must contend with is that the public expects to
receive the same kind of service that they have always been used to.
And as any of them can tell you, there's nothing worse than a starving
"Joe College" demanding to be fed the minute he enters a restaurant. But
instead of a host of waiters rushing up to accommodate him, he is lucky
to get the attention of a not-too-enthusiastic fourteen-year-old.
;DORMITORIES, fraternities and, sororities are having a tough job of
finding waiters and cooks also. Members of Kappa Gamma sorority
have taken the job of waiting table upon themselves, and it looks like the
rest of us are going to have to get used to the idea of serving ourselves
sooner or later.
But satisfying our own needs is not going to be enough. We're going to
have to devote more and more of our time and energy to helping out with
the vital work that the Manpower Mobilization Corps and the various
class projects are sponsoring; namely, helping out at hospitals, collecting
scrap, and aiding the also short-handed local farmer. And, if you can't
manage to get in on any of these things, the least you can do is to quit
griping about the slow service! -- Charlotte Haas

Sorosis, Alpha
Phi Lead 'Home
Front Invasion'
!WAA Voluntary Physical Fitness
Chart In League Shows Four
Houses With 100% Participation
Leading the "Invasion on the Home
Front," are.Alpha Phi and Collegiate
Sorosis with 110 per cent participa-
tion in the WAA Voluntary Physical
Fitness program for the past week.
Standing of the other sororities,
dormitories and league houses may
be discovered by a glance at the pro-
gress chart in the lobby of the League.
Tiny soldiers are placed in line with
the appropriate percentages on a bat-
tlefield background, with a blue
stream, a brown fence and trees
which give a realistic aspect.
Other Toppers Named
Other toppers in the exercise pro-
gram are as follows: Alpha Omicron
Pi and Delta Delta Delta,, 100 per
cent; Kappa Kappa Gamma, 97 per
cent; Alpha Epsilon Phi, 95 per cent;
dand Theta Phi Alpha, 90 per cent.
Jordan No. 2 takes the lead in the
dormitories with 82 per cent and
league house zone No. 7 is at the top
of the league houses with 50 per cent
"League houses that turned in their
charts showed a very high participa-
tion, but their zone averages were
pulled down in most cases by those
houses that didn't turn in any lists
at ,all," according to Helen Willcox,
'44, vice-president of WAA.
Bonuses given
This unique chart is drawn up for
a seven week period, so that at the
end of that time 700 per cent would
be a perfect score, excluding bonuses.
An extra 10 per cent is allowed each
week as a bonus to those houses who
follow the exercise program on week-
end nights also.
Next week's progress will be marked
by a piece of artillery and the soldiers
will be left up, so that soon a com-
plete army will be marching across
the "Home Front."
Uncooperative Houses Listed
Certain houses did not present re-
sults for the week at all: Alpha Delta
Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma
Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma,
Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Delta and
Phi Sigma Sigma. The cooperatives
who failed to do this are Lester, Pick-
erell, Adelia Cheever and Couzens
Hall. The dormitories which did not
hand in any participation slips are
Mosher and Stockwell Halls. Uni-
versity House failed in this respect
Athletic managers or leaders of the
program in the individual houses are
expected to use their own judgment
in excusing women from the exer-
cises because of illness. Members of'
the WAA Board, responsible forh

Assembly Ball
Begins Today
Interviews for Assembly Ball, which
is scheduled for Jan. 9, will be held
from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today
through Friday in the Undergraduate
Office of the League; petitions are to
be brought with the interviews in-
stead of being submitted beforehand
as has been the usual custom.
The week usually allowed for peti-
tioning has been cut out to give the
ball committee time to organize their
plans, because the date has been
moved up about three months on
short notice.
Positions open for petitioning and
interviewing are general chairman,
assistant general chairman, ticket
chairman, program chairman, pa-
trons chairman and publicity chair-
man. Second semester freshmen,
sophomores, juniors and seniors are
eligible to try out.
All interviewing will be conducted
by the Executive Council, consisting
of Betty Newman, '43, president;
Dorothy Schloss, '43, vice-president;
Mary Moore, '43, secretary; Roberta
Holland, '43, treasurer, and Jean Con-
way, '43, president of the league house
g . Be A Goodfellow -
Must Not Flirt
With Moslems
WASHINGTON-American troops
in Morocco and Northern Africa have
been warned against flirting with
Moslem women who hide their fem-
inine charms behind veils.
The veil, to a strict Moslem woman,
is a curtain of respectability screen-
ing her from the eyes of the world,
says the National Geographic Socie-
ty. She is never seen unveiled to any
man other than her husband and the
men of her immediate family.
In some parts of the Moslem world
the women are so completely veiled
that only one eye is visible. In Tunis
not even one eye is uncovered. The
long black veil of the middle-class
Tunision woman covers the entire
face and is lifted only slightly by the
wearer so that she can see a few
steps ahead when she walks in the
narrow, crowded steets of the native
city. The poorer women, sheeted and
shrouded in white, are masked' in a
black veil that fits tightly over the
face, but allows two small slits for
the eyes.
Algerian women sometimes take
drawing up the progress chart, are
Shelby Dietrich, '45, Nancy Filstrup,
'43, Marcia Sharpe, '45, and Miss
Willcox. Miss Marie Hartwig, faculty
advisor, also assisted.


To Call Women
To Serve State
LANSING, Dec. 7.-(P)- Women
will be recruited in an army of forest
fire fighters in Michigan,the State
Defense Council announced today,
declaring the war's absorption of
available manpower has made this
step necessary.
Duward Robson, chief of the State
Conservation Department fire-fight-
ing force and state coordinator of the
defense council's forest fire fighters,
said the women would be employed
principally as headquarters clerks,
drivers of light trucks, first aid atten-
dants and somewhat similar capaci-
Labor Shortage Cause
Recruiting will be started by local
defense councils in mid-February, he
said, thp. enrollees to be trained -at
strategic centers, receiving supple-
mental gasoline rations to attend the
schools and for work on fires.
Robson said it would be necessary
to employ women because of a 50
per cent turnover in regular personnel
of his conservation department staff,
and because available male labor for
imprest duty has been largely lost
due to defense employment and the
To Receive 30 Cents per Hour
He said the volunteers would sup-
plant all imprest labor, and receive
the 30 cents an hour fixed by rule
of the conservation commission for
imprest labor.
About 8,000 volunteers will be en-
rolled and trained, 'including high,
school students, he said.
more freedom. Their veils fit tightly
over the bridge of the nose with their
head coverings pulled down low
enough to conceal their eyes.
In Northern Africa the Moslem
woman of the city is almost always
veiled. The desert women go un-
(Reprinted from N. Y. Times)



(Continued from Page 4)
Hall. Evening Prayer will be said at
5:15 in the Chapel.
Disciples Guild: Tea will be served
this afternoon, 5:00-6:00, Disciples
Guild House, -438 Maynard St. Both
Disciples and Congregational students
and friends, are invited.
Christian Science Organization will
meet tonight at 8:15 in Rooms D and
E of the Michigan League.
The Book.-Shelf and Stage Section
of the Women's TFaculty Club will
meet with Mrs. Kenneth K. Landes,
2119 Woodside, today at.2:45 p.m.
Michigan Dames will meet tonight
at 8:15 in the Michigan League. Dr.
E. V. Moore will speak on "Music in
the Army."

Coming Events

Graduate History Club Meeting on
Thursday, December 10, at 8:15 p.m
in the East Conference Room, Rack-
ham Building. Refreshments and
election of officers.
The Cercle Francais will hold its
annual Christmas meeting on Thurs-
day, December 10, at 8 o'clock in the
Michigan League. There will be-read-
ing of Christmas plays and ,singing
of French songs. All members and
prospective members are cordially in-
vited. Refreshments.
Episcopal Students. There will be a
celebration of Holy Communion
Wednesday morning at 7:30 in Bishop
Williams Chapel, Harris Hall. Break-
fast will be served following the ser-
The Faculty Women's Club will
meet Wednesday, December 9, at 3:00
p.m. at the Michigan League. Each
person should bring a sharp knife or
scissors to cut greens.



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