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Students Find Accommodations
In New Houses, Private Home


For weeks since bomber plant
workers have invaded Ann Arbor, the
question of accommodating all Uni-
versity students with satisfactory
rooms has been uppermost iD.. the
minds of students as well as authori-
ties. Newspaper articles have been
printed deploring conditions, accus-.
ing the University of relaxing rules
for the sake of admitting more stu-
dents, and then to the contrary, say-.
ing that women and men are being
turned away because of lack of rooms.
Such stories have no grounds, for
the University has done everything
within its power to take care of each,
student who has been accepted by theE
school, making a plea for aid from
Ann Arbor residents, asking them to
open their homes to students.
The, office of the Dean of Women
took immediate steps to remedy the
difficulties which the crowded con-
ditions have incurred. Three profes-
sional fraternity houses have been
turned into dormitories or League
houses for women, and the Observa-
tory Residence has also been opened
for women students.
Twenty-six women will be housed
in the Phi Beta Pi house at 1010 E.
Ann Street, where Mrs. E. Jellena will
act as house mother. Mrs. Catherine
Hunt will chaperone girls who will be
living in the Delta Theta Pi house
on Monroe Street. Phi Delta Phi, for-,
mer law fraternity, will also be turned,

into a residence for women. Eighty-}
four women will be- taken care of by
these three' houses.
Ann Arbor residents have cooper-
ated 100% with the University. Eager
to assist .in .every way possible, those
living in town have .opened their
homes to graduates and upperclass-
men. The 'exact number of women
housed in private homes has not yet
been estimated, but 'every student will
be accommodated: -.
It is to be emphasized that no stu-
dent 'has been turned away because
of a lack of rooms. In spite of rumors
no rules have been changed to make
room for more' people in Ann Arbor.
In spite of mahy difficulties, the au-
thorities-with the cooperation of Ann
Arbor residents have found a place
for every person enrolled in the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
Jap Students' Fates
To Be Decided Soon
The decision as to admitting four
native-born' American citizens of
Japanese origin to Elmhurst College
will be deferred until the next regu-
lar meeting of the board of trustees
in mid-October, flr, Timothy Leh-
mann, president, announced today.
He said the only reason admission
was -held up was that a local protest
had been. made against it, and the
executive committee felt' that the full
board should pass on the questions
of policy.


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All Residents
To Cooperate
In War Effort
Minimum Of Social Functions
Will Be Permitted By Houses;
Extra Room Made For Students
Betsy Barbour dormitory which
was completed in 1920 was built by
Lewis Barbour and dedicated to the
University in memory of his mother.
Mr. Barbour graduated from the
University in 1863 and traveled ex-
tensively before the first World War.
On his travels, he came in contact
with two brilliant Chinese girls whom
he brought back with him and sent
to the University to be educated.
One of the girls developed tubercu-
losis and died. Mr. Barbour investi-
gated the living conditions on the
campus and found them decidedly in-
ferior. It Wcame his dream to build
an ideal dormitory and he immedi-
ately made plans for the construction
of such a building.
Dorm Completed, 1920
Because of the scarcity of materials
and the labor shortage during the
war, the dorm was not completed un-
til 1920. By that time, Mr. Barbour
was too ill to make the trip from De-
troit to Ann Arbor so that he never
saw the building actually complete
and functioning.
He dedicated the building to his
mother, however, and took great
pains to see that her favorite rocking
chair, which is an antique, was placed
in the lounge. With it, he con-
tributed many rare pieces of art
which he had collected on his travels.
These may still be found in the
lounge of the dormitory.
Betsy Barbour houses 88 girls in
64 single rooms and 12 double rooms.
Its facilitiesinclude a play room, a
library called the Betsy room, and
several lounges and reception rooms.
In past years, the social calendars
of Betsy Barbour women were filled
with dormitory exchange dinners,
formal dances, informal mixers, and
faculty teas.' This year, because of
the war, plans for social functions
have been cut and as yet no definite
plans have been made.
Stressing the war committee and
cutting down on social activity, Jor-
dan Hall, the only freshman women's
dormitory, has already made its
broad plans for the year.
'Two hundred and four freshmen
are comfortably situated in its rooms,
most of which are now double rooms.
Without upperclassmen advisers, as
in former years, the new women are
-now being aided by three staff assis-
tants, Lucille Barnes, '45, Margaret
Vickroy, '43, and Josephine Johnson,
Half of the house hail from Michi-
gan,' while the rest of its members
come from 14 different states. It's
literally from "Maine to California"
in the corridors of Jordan Hall. This
year the dormitory boasts one pair of
Again acting as assistant to Miss
Esther Colton, house director, is Miss
Lois Heiser. New night chaperon is
Miss Beth McLellan, and graduate
nurse for the Hall is Miss Amalia
Krause, student in the Public Health
Get-Acquainted Party Heald
Along with the Orientation pro-
gram, several activities were on the
books for this past week. A get-ac-
quainted party and sing was held,
several floor parties, and a group of
old Jordan girls serenaded the new
ones one night.
House activities and petitioning for
house president and the various other
offices will take place this week. The

main committee, the war committee,
will consist of various sub-commit-
tees, such as current events, salvage,
and defense course groups.
The Glee Club and Orchestra will

soon be formed, as they have always
been an integral part of Jordan Hall.
Open house for all freshman women
on campus was held Sunday at Jor-
dan, with each member of the dormi-
tory inviting a freshman friend living
outside of the Hall.
With football games now held at
a later hour, there will be no open
houses after the games. Becoming a
tradition in Jordan, Info-Please,"
the house paper will continue to come
out on Mondays.
"With Portia o'er the door, and
Venus in the hall" Martha Cook
Building is identified as one of the
upperclass dormitories on campus.
The 125 residents are made up pri-
marily of juniors and seniors, plus
a few sophomores. These upperclass-
men are admitted after making for-
mal application to the Social Direc-
tor. Scholarship and extra-curricu-
lar activities are both important in
having applications accepted al-
though there is no definite average
which must be maintained for ad-
To start the year off right, "get-
acquainted" parties are sponsored by
former residents for the new girls.
These are given the first two weeks
of the semester. Throughout the year,
tea is held every day, at which time
residents may entertain guests. For-
mal dinners, radio dances, and after-
game open house parties are in-
cluded in the social program.
Name Contest To Be Held
A "know - your -neighbor's -name"
contest is held at the beginning of
each year, at which time every one
of the 125 names must be mastered-
and a face connected with the name.
The girls who suffer from the phobia
of forgetting names, when the time
for introduction occurs, will suffer
when this contest comes to a close for
they will have to present a skit for
the other residents more adapted to
the art of remembering names.
Rooms are singles, doubles, or
suites; the latter housing either three
or four girls. There is a library on
the second floor and a music room
on the third floor. Kitchenettes,
laundries, and pressing rooms are also
"Breakfast in bed on Sunday
morning" is one of the most impres-
sive features of living in the Martha
Cook Building, since breakfast is
served from the upstairs kitchenettes
on this morning.
Mosher Hall swung into action last
Tuesday night as its 125 new transfer
itory's first party of the year. This
annual party was planned by Joanna
Penoyar, house president, and the
sponsor group.
These transfers are seeing Mosher
under unusual conditions as, with its
over-maximum capacity of 240 girls,
the hall is now housing sixteen more
girls than its normal quota. Accom-
modations for these girls have been
furnished by converting single rooms
into double ones and by placing four
cots in the council room.
The first house meeting will be held
today, at which time the social cal-
endar for the coming semester will
be planned. Already scheduled for

Mosher-Jordan Dormitory


early in the semester is a tea at which
the Deans of Women will be present.
A First Aid unit class will be held Men are becoming more important
in the dormitory during the coming
semester.n our ives so we want to o every-
STOCKWELL HALL thing we can to please them. The
Serving as a home for 385 girls, date dresses and casual wools we
Stockwell Hall and its staff have
some real requirements to meet. have to offer will fill the bill every
Freshmen, sophomores, juniors, se- time.
niors and graduates all go to make
up this large household which is un-
der the direction of Mrs. Martha
The dormitory itself is divided into
two distinct wings, with each one
having its own dining hall, laundry
and sunrooms. An immense lounge
with a grand piano and radio-vic-
trola combination join the two wings
on the ground floor. At one end of
the lounge a ping pong room is situ-
ated, while at the other is a rather To go along with your fall
small, but compact library. wardrobe are sweaters of
Each of the three top floors is
equipped with .a kitchenette where every hue with anklets
the girls may prepare snacks and do to match. To keep you
any pressing they wish to.warm; smart coats and
The rooms are somewhat standard-d
ized and are furnished with closets.i suits that fit into fall
for towels and toilet: articles as well
as for clothes. Single rooms number ,just naturaily
240, while there are only 69 double
Stockwell Hall is themnewest dormi- -
tory on campus, having :just cele--T
brated its second birthday last spring.H C
The hall was named after Michigan's.
first coed, Louisa Madelaine Stock-
well. Across from State Theater
Simpler social functions will fea-
ture Helen Newberry Hall's life this



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