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Ann Arbor Takes British Young
Under Wing, Aids Nursery Abroad



Siall Group Of Women Use War
To Rat onalize Abandoning Education

"I'm impressed with the great
amiount of work the Save the Chil-
dren Federation accomplishes with
the least amount of red tape," said,
Mrs. Preston Slosson, chairman of
the federation branch in Detroit and
Ann Arbor.
The SCF was founded in 1932 and
is affiliated with the Save the Chil-
dren International Union which was
inaugurated just after the first World
War for the purpose of child welfare.
Ann Arbor Sponsors Nursery
The Ann Arbor group sponsors a
nursery in Red Roof, Cornwall, Eng-
land, called Trevince House, which
consists of all English children from
the Plymouth vicinity. Mrs. Slosson
declared that the group tries to raise
$4,500 a year to support the nurs'ery.
It costs but ten dollars a month to
care for each child, the children rang-
ing.from two to five years of age.
These childiren are sent to the'nursery
*when the British government drafts
The Zeta Beta Tau house officers
for the coming year are Marvin Bor-
man, '44, president; Martin Fefer-
man, '44, vice-president; Norman
Schwartz, '44, treasurer; Robert Wise,
'45, secretary; Richard Spitz, '45, his-
torial; Ora Sievers, '44, house mana=
ger, and James Wienne', '45, rush-
ing chairman.

into industry any mother of a child
over two years old, but, in order to
keep the mother anduchild in con-
tact with each other over this diffi-
cult period, the government at its
own expense sends the working moth-
er to see her child every other month.
As soon as the child gets to the
nursery, he is assigned to a special
person to whom he becomes accli-
mated. The child must have a feel-
ing of security. This individual cares
for him, attends to his food, recrea-
tion, sleep and becomes his "auntie."
"There are three 'ways a person
can support the federation, if he
wishes," Mrs. Slosson continued. "He
may donate directly to the nursery;
he or an organization may donate
thirty dollars and act as a godparent
to a 'child; or he' may collect wool
clothes and, shoes and send them to
the New York headquarteris."
Volunteers May Be Sent
After transportation becomes more
safe, the federation hopes to send
volunteer workersacross the sea to
Great Britain to help in the various
After examinations, Mrs. Slosson
said that she would like to have the
opportunity to speak at the dormi-
tories, league houses, and sororities
in order to tell them of the federa-
tion's work.

(Editor's note: The following editorial was written by Mike Minnick, last year's'
cditor of the Daily Trojan, University of southern Caslifornia's newspaper, and now
a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. For this article he received an award
for the best editorial written in the editorial writing class and printed in the
Daily Trojan.)
So you're dropping out of school.
You are one 'of a minority group of women students who are quitters.
With a promising university career before you and with every incentive to
continue that career, you suddenly have decided that you will relinquish
the privilege of acquiring an education.
The reasons for your decision are not exactly clear. You may tell your
sorority sisters and friends that you are leaving college because: (1) there
is danger of air raids and the family is worried; (2) the war has "upset"
you and you "just don't feel like studying"; or (3) your boy friend has been
called into service and college has lost interest for you.
At first glance some of these reasons seem sound and well-founded.
Actually, the real reason may be that you lack a characteristic known by
various natmes, but which we euhemistically will call "backbone."
Artanalysis of your ostensible reasons for dropping out reveals their
inherent weaknesses. The first so-called "reason" is ridiculous. A metro-
politan city has some blackouts, and you are ready to scurry back home to
mother, wagging your books behind you. You have let emotionalism (dis-
guised as "just good sense") overcome your basic ability to think logically.
Even if there should be an air raid, is it likely that the university and
vicinity would be a probable target for enemy bombs? You, who should be
the first to Perceive that our normal scholastic existence must be continued,
have quit cold, simply because you are scared.
The second "reason" is closely related to the first. You are an unfor-
tunate victim of mild war hysteria. Because academic life has been adjust-
ing itself to the demands of the emergency, you seem to think that every-
thing is upset. Your former goal of acquiring an education has, in your
mind, diminished in importance. A few weak-kneed students have found
an opportunity in the crisis to shed their responsibilities, and you have ab-
sorbed their philosophy through a kind of academic osmosis
It requires intellectual effort to concentrate on studies when there is
confusion in the air, and you have given no your goals because you are an
intellectual weakling and cannot shoulder your preconceived responsibilities.
If you "just don't feel like studying" at this time, the chances are you never
did feel like it anyway.
The third reason, easily the most absurd of them all, might be referred
to as the "curve" of decreasing masculinity. A comparatively small number
of men students have been called into the service, and word-of-mouth rumor
has distorted this number until you are discouraged. Or possibly the with-
drawal of your boy friend from college has influenced your decision to sever
your university affiliations. If you drop out of college for either reason you
are admitting you are an academic sham. You are announcing to all and
sundry that you really came to school to acquire a husband and not an
Has it ever occurred to you that you, as well as the soldier, have a duty
to discharge? Do you realize that you are not merely an ornament but a
citizen? Not only must you prepare yourself so that you may, if necessary,
take the place of a man in the fields of business and production, but you
also are responsible for the perpetuation of our educational and cultural
President Roosevelt repeatedly has stressed importance of undiminished
cohtinuation of the work of our educational institutions. If you have any
real "backbone" you will be cognizant of your duty. The obligation of our
soldiefs is to carry guns; your obligation is to carry boobs-and to use them.
Riflery Gives Coeds 'New Aim'

Cook Residents
To Hold Diiner
In place of its traditional Christ-
mas breakfast for residents' mothers
which was cut out this year because
of transportation difficulties, Martha
Cook will hold a formal Christmas
dinner at 6 p.m. today.
Special guests at the dinner will
be Dean Alice Lloyd, and assistant
deans Miss Jeannette Perry and Mrs.
Byrl Bacher, as well as three mem-
bers of Martha Cook's Board of Gov-
ernors, who are Mrs. Chauncey Cook,
Hillsdale, Mrs. Edward Maire, De-
troit, and Mrs. James Murfin, De-
Dinner chairman is Mary Edith
Riner, '43; Betty Kefgen, '43Ed, is in
charge of dining room decorations,
and Jean Zemmer, '43SM, is directing
the musical program.
Plans for far, for the after-dinner
music are an instrumental trio com-
posed of Sally Titus, '44SM, on the
violin, Dorothy DeVries, '44, on the
cello and Patricia Potter, '44, at the
piano. Esther Williams, '43, and Mar-
jorie Gould, '44M, will sing solos
accompanied by a double trio.

Honor Societies Go
Christmas Caroling
Christmas chimes andholly wreaths
came closer to becoming realities for
those persons who heard the caroling
of members of Wyvern, Senior So-
ciety, Scroll and Mortarboard last
Beginning at Health Service and
continuing to Betsy Barbour, Helen
Newberry, President Ruthven's home
and finally the law quadrangle, the
groups were served hot chocolate and
cookies at the end of their itinerary.
Initiations Announced
By Two Sororities
Alpha Phi announces the recent ini-
tiation of Jean Burden, '45A, Mary
Ann Crump, '45, Jane Farrant, '45,
Helen Mae Kressbach, '44, Jean Lov-
ett, '44, Suzanne Lovett, '44, Elizabeth
McKone, '45, Jane Woltzen, '45, and
Mary Ellen Zahns, '45.
Kappa Kappa Gamma announces
the initiation of Pat Hiel, '45, Marnie
Murray, '43, Marcia Netting, '45M,
Shirley Raskey, '44, Daphne Shaw,
'44, and Orieal Straehley, '45.

Dear all: One more chance be-
fore Christmas to buy out the
stores! So, goods luck on. your.
last minute shopping, and Mer-
ry Christmas!
Is it for he . . . or she? You'll
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pretty cologne and matching
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hair, Tweed. For the Esquire
... a Military Presentation of
Tanbark cologne. Try the three
Musketeers and Three Silent
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Zo( ownt one of these simply elegant
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Wait till she sees how sleek and trim
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All that glitters may not be
gold . .. but take a look at the
stunning evening bags.in Mr.
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Gold, beaded, silver ... rich in
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It makes no difference whethe:
one prefers to sprawl, sit, or stand
at the rifle'range in WAB these days,
for plans to suit each person's choice
while shooting are being formuated
according to Doris Kimball, manager
of the women's rifle club.
Sgt. Dewey Bonnewell, sharpshoot-
ing instructor for the local ROTC
units, has been teaching some 11(
energetic coeds how to groove light-
weight (?) army rifles into their
shouldei's, paralyze their left arms
with a maze of' leather straps anc
the weight of their en tirebodies (al-
most), put life-sized kinks into their
necks, sprawl all over the 'floor like
ten-year-olds, and squint like her-
mits emerging from their caves for
the first time' in ten years-all this
masquerading under the nametof
Kinks' Anticipated
So'far these valiant students of
genine punishment have been af-
flicted only from the sprawling posi-
tion, but with the advent of the new
year new muscles and accompanying
kinks will be brought into play as
shooting from a sitting position and
also from' a standing position will
add to the orders of the day.
At present the girls shoot for a


half-hour each week, complying with
the regularly assigned periods set up
for them Mondays through Thurs-
days. However, these shooting peri-
ods will be increased to an hour a
week as the girls become more pro
ficient in the art.
New Periods Assigned
A mass meeting will be held soon
after Christmas vacation at which
time the girls who are willing and
able tohcontinue shooting will sign
up for their hour periods. And, Miss
Kimball warns, "The girls who at-
tended all the preliminarynmeetings
and have all the basic training nec-
essary will have first chance to sign
for the permanent hour shooting

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a gift of furs has added meanings,
a thoughtful assurance of warmth
' and beauty for the loved ones, for
years to come.
We can't urge you too strongly f z
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Definitely not Sale Coats..
but distinguished couturier fash-
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First call for ice skates! Spied
the snug: 100% wool hand em-
broidered skating socks over at
Dillon's. Their full and knee
length stockings are quite the
thing... bright colors, only $1.
And there's nothing sher could
better use than apair of Muk-
luks . . . all wool, handwoven,
cute tassels, 'n everything!
The unique cosmetic set at Cal-
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Petals, Apothecary lines! The
perfume, talc, toilet water, bub-
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shakers . . . the creams conver-
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lamp bases. Their white con-
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designs . . . don't miss them!

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Take a peek in the Yarncraft
Shop window! Adorable kewpie
dolls ... remember little sister?
Knittin'g bags, alf shapes -n
sizes, leather and shoulder-
strap . . . remember mother?
Churchill scarfs, handwoven,
home spun . .. remember Ger-


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