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Victory

Ball Decorations

Will Honor

United Nations

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Flags Of Allied
Nations To Fl'y

Feb.

5,

9 P.M.

Eagle To Spread At One End
Of Floor Symbolizing U.S.A.;
List Of Guests Is Announced
The decorations * for the J-Hop,j
Senior Ball combination, Victory Ball,
will honor our allies, "the victorious
United Nations."
The flags of the United Nations
will be displayed at the Ball, which
will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Feb.
5, at the Sports Building. Symbolizing
the United States will be a spread
eagle overlooking the dancers from
one end of the room.
Fire Limits Decorations
"Since the Boston fire, a ruling has
been put into effect that decorations
must be twelve feet from the floor,
which has limited us to some extent,"
said Jeff Solomon, '43, decorations:
chairman. "However, due to this limi-
tation, we will be able to donate more
money to the Bomber-Scholarship
Fund, which is the primary purpose
of this dance."
Bob Templin, '43, chairman of the
Ball will attend with Judy Fletcher,
'43. Co-chairman Bill MacRitchie will
have Annette Chapman of Hillsdale
as his guest. Jean Ranahan, '43A&D,
secretary, will be present with John
Green, '44.
A. Arnold Agree, '44A, head of the
finance committee, will have as his
guest Betty Weber of San Francisco,
Cal. Nell Fead, '44, and Jean Watson,
'43, will attend with Bill DeCourcy,
'43, and Bill Loughborough, '43, re-
spectively. DeCourcy and Lough-
borough were co-chairman of the
music committee.
Guests Listed
Chuck Dotterrer, '44E, co-chairman
of the ticket committee will attend
with Catherine Thompson of Detroit.
Hilda Johnson, '43, who worked with
Dotterrer on the ticket committee,
will be present with Paul Reynolds
of Detroit. Publicity Co-chairmen,
Shirley Altfeld, '43, and Mildred Ot-
to, '43BAd, will have as their guests
Herb Backer, of the Signal Corps
Training School, Indianapolis, Ind.,
and Hoe Seltzer, '45M, respectively.
Jane Pritchard, '44, program chair-

Union Will Hold
Bluebook Jump
To climax a week of grind and
worry, the Union's Bluebook Jump, to
be held from 9 p.m. to midnight Sat-
urday, Jan. 30, will give students a
chance to forget the past and enjoy
some perfect, "workless" college days.
Dancing to the music of Bill Saw-{
yer and his orchestra will be the fea-
ture of this evening designed for the
pleasure of those students unable to
get home for the between-semester
vacation, Irwin Kasle, '45, and Chuck
Dotterrer, '44E, Union social co-.
chairmen, have announced.
The Bluebook Jump Will be the
first of a series of special dances to
be given by the Union. The next will
be held Jan. 6, following Victory Ball
-the equivalent of the informal
night of the old-fashioned J-Hop
weekend.
man, will have as her guest Dave
Brown of Northwestern University.
Jean Whittemore, '44, patrons chair-
man, will be present with Ted Sharpe,
'43.
Merv Pregulman, '44, who had
charge of planning the use of the
Sports Building to accommodate
1,500 couples, will attend with Ber-
nice Rosenberg; '46; and Solomon,
decorations chairman, will attend
with Margie Ettenheim, '46.
Tickets Are Available
Tickets for the Ball are still avail-
able at the Union Travel Desk. All
members of the student body may
purchase tickets regardless of class,
although the dance is being spon-
sored by the junior and senior classes.
No identification card is needed to
purchase tickets.
Les Brown, his Band of Renown,
and Stan Kenton and his orchestra
will play for the affair.
NOTHING TOO HARD
BUFFALO, ()- The War Man-
power Commission's appeal for strong
men to enter heavy industry, a job
which it said "no woman can do,"
was brought a good response, but the
majority of those appl1ying are wo-
men.
"We are glad to have women ap-
ply, too," he added, "we can't use-
them in heavy industry, but they can
replace the men in light industry,"

sorosis Wins

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WAA Honors
For Exercises
Louise Forbush Congratulated;
Madison House Leads Dorms,
Zone No. 4, League Houses
"Most consistent exercisers" is the
phrase due to be bestowed on the
members of Collegiate Sorosis, who
take top honors for this past semester
in participation in the WAA Volun-
tary Physical Fitness program.
Deserving praise for her leadership
in making her house not only tops
among sororities, but leader of all
residence houses, is Louise Forbush,
'45. Second place in the sorority di-
vlsioff goes to Kappa Kappa Gamma,
under the leadership of athleti cman-
ager Bett Carpenter, '45. Kappa Al-
pha Theta wins third spot, with Jo-
sephine Bolesser, '43, the leader.
Madison House Leads
Virginia Burr, '45, of Madison
House, brought her house to first
place among the dormitories, while
Alumnae House placed second under
Eleanor Hunn, '45. Ruth Edberg, '45,
is responsible for the success of Helen
Newberry in third place.
Zone 4 won first place among the
league house zones, arid Peggy Paige,
'46. was athletic manager. Second
and third "placers" are Zone 3, with
leader Catherine Shilson, '46, and
Zone 6, under Gloria Roberts, '43.
League Houses Averaged
Results of the league houses were
figured on the zone average, of
course, so many other individual
houses had excellent participation,
but suffered as other members of
their zone brought the average down.
Two. houses deserving special praise
for, participation are Mrs. Benson's
house and Mrs. Reeves.'
"Although no participation will be
tabulated during exam Week," ac-
cording to Shelby Dietrich, '45, chair-
man of the project, "the WA4 Board;
urges residences to continue the exer-
cises for sake of relaxation and en-
durance." The Voluntary physical
Fitness program will be continued
throughout next semester, although
athletic managers will be only asked
to bring participation results and re-
ceive new exercises every other week.

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Brightening Willow Run Barracks
Will Be Project Of Art Students

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By ALICE FRETZ
Murals with plenty of appeal will
be the contribution of Prof. Jean P.
Slusser's class in pictorial composi-
tion toward better morales in the Wil-.
low Run bomber pilot barracks, ac-
cording to' the latest reports of the
art students.
Skating girls, farmerettes, "Follies"
dancers, cowboys, and baseball scenes
have already been submitted by the
students to be judged by Professor
Slusser and a group of art instructors.
The best of these small, single-figure
paintings will be hung between the
windows of the recreation rooms to
brighten the drab walls and drooping
aesthetic sensibilities of the pilots and
ground crews.
Larger Murals To Be Painted
Larger iurals, consisting of several
figures and of a wider range in subject
matter, will be painted directly on the
walls of these rooms. All this will be
done during the week between semes-.
ters by the four or five students whose
work has been judged the best.
The idea began when a group of
pOtblic-spirited citizens, visiting Wil-
low' Run, saw how gray and gloomy
the living accommodations for the
soldiers were and suggested that the
architectural school do something in
the way of decoration.
Instituted As Class Project
Such enthusiasm greeted their sug-
gestion that Professor Slusser decided
to institute it as a class project. The
artistic . problem involved was the
use of the two-dimensional mural
.style, usually requiring monumental

and elevated subject-matter, to paint
sprightly and slightly burlesque
scenes, calculated to take the men's
minds off their environment.
Only the designs will be included
as class work. The process of "blowing
up" the preliminary paintings-that
is, making them mural size-and put-
ting them on the walls depend entire-
ly on the students, who have seized,
the proposition to devote their vaca-
tion time for a worthy and construc-
tive cause.
M
Novelist Stands Trial
On Charge Of Aiding
In Army Desertion
MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 23-(P)-Ursula
Parrot, novelist, must stand trial Feb.
25 on charges arising from the es-
cape of a soldier, Pvt. Michael Neely
Bryan, from a stockade. Bryan al-
ready has been courtmartialed and
sentenced to a year's imprisonment,
on a charge of desertion.
Mrs. Parrott, 40 and married four
times, is charged with assisting a
soldier to desert, harboring a deserter;
and subversive activities by causing
insubordination and refusal of duty
by a member of the military forces.
The third count, based on the War
Act of June, 1940, met its first test in
court today with defense attorney A.:
C. Dressler declaring it duplicitous
and failing to show what duty Mrs.
Parrott intereferred with by driving
Bryan out of an army stockade in
her car. Bryan at the time was a 20-
day prisoner for having been absent
without leave.
Lack of precedent sent counsel and
Judge John W. Holland exploring
through law books, before the jurist
overruled the objection.
Dressler also attacked the first
count.
Mrs. Parrott is at liberty under
$2,000 bond and will be arraigned the
morning the trial opens.

)F ALL THE STRUGGLES on the
home front, one that seems es-
pecially worthwhile -waging is the
fight against infantile paralysis, the
children's enemy.
The National Foundation for In-
fantile Paralysis conducts the Tenth
Annual Appeal between Jan. 15 and
Saturday, Jan. 30, when nationwide
celebration of the President's Birth-
day will climax the drive.
Dimes and dollars sent to the
White House during the' annual
"March of Dollars and Dimes" are
not spent for showy buildings nor
are they wasted in any Way. These
dimes andsdollars roll up their
sleeves and go right to work in a
cause that- aids polio victims, re-
gardless of race, creed or color.
Half of the money. raised in the
"March of Dollars and Dimes" goes
to the local chapters in 2900 coun-
ties of the U.S.A. and' its posses-
sions. The other half is disbursed
by the National Foundation in
grants for research and other ave-
nues whiqh may lead to victory over
infantile paralysis.
One reason why their need this
year is unusually great lies in the

grim news that an epidemic of the
dread polio is due this year. All evi-
dence points to the fact that infan-
tile paralysis increases alarmingly
When there is mass migration of peo-
pie.
THE NEWS is not all bad, however,
for defenses and counter attacks
are in the making, and the success
of the famous Kenny treatment in-
dicates that perhaps the tide has
turned in a mortal struggle in which
there never has been an armistice
much less a victory.
And even though we are engaged
in aA all-out, global- War, -we will
find the means with which W wage
this other wartagainst the Great
Crippler.; For that is the Alnerican
way.
So give and give generously. The
march of dollars and dimes from our
pockets to the White house is the
vanguard of .Victory over, polio for
future . Americait citizens.
.And remember-"A man never
stands so tall. as when he stoops to
.help a child."
-The National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis,

CHILDREN'S ENEMY:
Climax Of Infantile Paralyi Drive
To Be President's .Birthday, Jan.30
<,>OR $

for Ifantie Parlysi

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Collars Are Rented
gertrude Inwood, '43, president of
Senior Society, announces that white
Collars Will ,be rented by the society to
women graduating this month if they
will come to the League between 3
p.m. and 5 p.m,. Wednesday, Thursday
or. Friday. The collars must be re-
turned immediately after graduation
exercises Saturday.

WAACS See First
Formal At Custer
FORT CUSTER -(,P)- The first
formal program of social entertain-
ment for the newly-arrived company
of WAACS was held here yesterday,
sponsored by the 1616th service unit
under Lieut.-Col. Eldon M. Stenjem.
A variety show was staged by night
club acts from Battle Creek and De-
troit with several soldiers who were
formerly professional entertainers as-
sisting on the program.
Dancing was featured from 9 p.m.
to midnight, with an 11-piece or-
chestra from the provost marshal
general's training center providing
music-

WAACS Given Honor
FORT DES MOINES, Ia., Jan. 23- -
(')-Sixteen officers of the Women's
Army Auxiliary Corps were named
yesterday to attend the army's high-
est school, the command and genersl
staff school at Fort Leavenworth, Kas.
Training school officials announced
the list today;and one WAAC officer
said is was expected the: future top
officers of the WAACS would come
from the group.
They will enter the service of s7p-
ply staff classes beginning Feb. 8
after a two-week preparatory 'course
here. Before the war attendance at
the school usually was limited to of-
ficers holding a commission of major
or higher.

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