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WAA Meeting
Will Be Held
At4:30 Today
Organization Setup, Purposes
Will Be Explained by Speakers
"Women attending the WAA lead-
ership program at 4:30 p.m. today in
the correctives room of Barbour'gym
who subsequently petition for posi-
tions on the Women's Athletic Asso-
ciation executive board or as sports
managers will receive preference in
consideration for the positions," Ger-
trude Inwood, '43BAd, has announced.
Speakers on the program who will
acquaint prospective candidates with
the Procedures of the Association-are
Nancy Filstrup, '43, who will explain
the purposes of the organization,
Sue Cone Purdue, '43, who will dis-
cuss the history of the WAA, Helen
Clarke, '43E, who will tell about the.
positions open and the manner of'
petitioning, and Miss Inwood, ek-
plaining the organizational setup.
Many Offices Open
Executive offices to be filled are
those of president, vice-president,
secretary, treasurer, awards chair-
man, publicity manager, inter-house
manager, and representative of the
American Federation of College.
Anyone may petition for the exec-
utive offices except that of president,
second semester freshmen included.
To petition for the office of presi-
dent,dhowever, a woman must have
served one year on the aeecuive
board and be of juniorhstanding at
the time of petitioning. All candi-
dates mist be eligible.
Leadership Important
Since sports managers of the many
WAA clubs will also be selected by
the same process as the executive
officers, candidates for those posi-
tions are advised to attend the lead-
ership program. Women planning to
petition for manager jobs need not
have been in any WAA clubs pre-
viously, but must be good leaders and
proficient in the particular sport.
Sports leaders positions which are
to be filled are as follows: archery,
badminton, basketball, bowling, fenc-.
ing, golf, field hockey, outdoor sports,
riflery, swimming, softball, table ten-
nis and tennis, in .addition to the
head of the University Women's Rid-
ing Club.
Radcliffe To Offer
Two Fellowships
Radcliffe College is offering two
fellowships of $500 each for women
desiring to prepare for personnel ad-
ministration in the Radcliffe grad-
uate :school in 1943-1944,
Students will be prepared for per-
sonnel administration in private in-
dustry, government agencies, and ed-
ucational institutions. Members of;
the Harvard faculty will be among
their professors, and supervised field
work will give the students practical,
application of their theoretical know-

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Varied Opportunities Are Open

To Coeds Trained

as Nurses


"Never before have college girls
with nurse's training faced such var-
ied opportunities as may be found
pow," is the opinion of Miss Thelma
1. Scratch, '32SN, executive secretary
for the Michigan Nursing Council for
War Service, who is now in the Un-
dergraduate Office of the League giv-
ing information on the student nurse
recruiting program.
A graduate herself of Michigan's
School of Nursing and holder of a
B.S. degree from Wayne University
as well as a, public health nursing
certificate, Miss Scratch declared
that even before the war there were
an estimated 30,000 unfilled places
for qualified nurses. "'With military
needs now reaching 3,000 graduate
purses a month," she said, "Michi-
gan's student nurse recruitment quo-
ta to replace them is 2,015 for '43 and
'44 classes alone."
Student Nurses Valuable
According to Miss Scratch, stu-'
dents are not only the mainstay for
gaps left in hospitals, but may, under
supervision, serve to cut down absen-
teeism in factories and promote civil-
ian health. "If we should ever have
an epidemic under present nursing
shortages," she said, "the situation
coulki be very seribus unless the stu-
dent nurses were ready to help."
The possibility that the end of the
Assembly Posts
Will Be Filled
Petitioning for next year's Assem-
bly Association officers is being held
all this week through Saturday with
interviewing scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10
through Friday, March 12.
Petitions may be obtained from
Miss Ethel McCormick's office in the
League, and after having been filled
out, should be placed in the slot
marked Assembly in the Undergrad-
uate Office.
President, vice-president, secretary
and treasurer are positions open only
to juniors, but any second semester
freshman or upperclassman who is
eligible may petition for league house
president, league house representa-
tive (3), president and vice-president
of unaffiliated Ann Arbor girls or
scouting committee chairman.
Nursing School Film
To Be Shown Today'
At Rackham Building

war might make nurses a drug on the
market is an "element we don't need
to fear at all," Miss Scratch asserts.
Not only, she revealed, is there a pre-
war situation where 800 counties in
the U.S. still have no public health
nurses and where health insurance
has increased the hospital beds by
10,000 in the last five years, but there
is a broad future of reconstruction.
Foreign Languages Needed
She cited as an example the South
American countries who have already
made plans for United States nursing
schools to help them with their nurs-
ing education program. "Language
students will be particularly help-
ful," Miss Scratch went on. "Imag-
ine what opportunities for service a
Polish nurse will have."
She suggested that United States
will be the chief provider of person-
nel in occupied countries where edu-
cated people have been exterminated
or driven out, until those countries
can build their own professional
groups again.
Urges Combined Course
Miss Scratch, urged students who
are wavering between two fields such
as teaching or nursing to take both.
There are plenty of colleges where a
combined curriculum is possible, she
declared, and added that the need of
nurse teachers "is a weak spot" in
the nursing program.
These long range plans of the Nur-
sing Council recruitment program are
aimed at college. women who wish to,
go into nursin g, stressed Miss
Scratch, adding that such a person
can practically pick her own job.

Slide Rule Ball,
Closing Time
Is Extended
One-Thirty Late Permission,
Formal Garb Are New Plansj
One-thirty permission will be given
to all women attending Slide Rule
Ball Friday, March 12, according to
Bill Hutcherson, '43E, co-chairman
of the event, and Bill Sessions, '43E,
patrons chairman and head of the
men's Judiciary Council; and as a
result, the dance will be extended an
hour, now being held from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m., contrary to previous an-
Another important development in
Slide Rule plans is that the engineers
will lay aside the mufti of their pro-
fession and will appear in formal at-
tire. The formality, however, will
not be too strict, for Keith Smith,
'43E, co-chairman, says unpressed
tails and tux will be numerous be-
cause of the cleaners' wartime request
that only necessary work be done.
Today is the last day of the sale of
tickets exclusively for engineers.
Identification cards should be pre-
sented by engineers purchasing tick-
ets from 10 a.m. to noon and from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor
over the West Engineering Arch and
the first floor of the East Engineering
"More than two-thirds of the tick-
ets have been sold in the two days
since ticket sales opened," announced
ticket chairman Karl Brenkert, '44E.
"Any remaining tickets will be sold
to the early birds at the Union Desk
on Friday."

/9q~einiWAAflt iC S
(Editor's Note: This column was written by Marjorie Hall in the absence of
liyllis Present.)
You demanded it. WAA provided it. You found yourself stiff as a board
the next day. but you had more fun than you had in ages. You asked for
another, You're going to get another . . . What are you going to get? REC-
RALLY, of course- When are you going to get it? At 8:30 p.m. FRIDAY,
MARCH 12. Where are you going to get it? AT BARBOUR AND WATER-
Such enthusiasm was displayed by the many men and women on the
campus who attended the first Rec-Rally of the season that the resulting1
demand for another evening of co-recreation literally set the date for the
second event. There wouldn't have been another Rec-Rally if people hadn't
asked for it, so next week's shindig is purely and simply an outgrowth of
campus selection.
Games will again begin at 8:30 p.m., and barn dancing will be moved
up a half hour to 9:30. But at the same time some of the sports will con-
tinue in order to give more people a wider selection of chosen activity.
Badminton, which proved to be one of the most popular sports on the ros-
ter, may be continued straight through the evening.
A real barn dancing orchestra from one of the nearby granges will
supply the music since the attendance at the first Rec-Rally warrants the
increased expense of a more complete orchestra for the second dance. Mr.
Howard Liebee of the Physical Education Department for Men will again
call the steps.
* * * *
Marcia Sharpe, table tennis manager, has announced that the tourna-
ment will begin next Monday, and all those who haven't signed up at Bar-
bour or the WAB are reminded that entries must be in by noon Saturday.
Adding the table tennis crown to one's list of accomplishments is a feather,
in anybody's hat, and the competition promises to be agreeably keen from
the word go!
* *. * *
Here's the news you have been waiting for for a long time, and we're
pleased to be able to announce that the price of bowling at the WAR alleys
has been reduced to a fraction over the amount of the "smallest denomina-
tion war stamn" per line for University women students, effective immedi-
ately. Men and non-student women may bowl for a cost similar to the
price paid for two "sdws's". This is good news for every student bowler,
since the former price of one game now covers two.
What's more, members of the WAA board plus other interested bowlers
will begin setting up pins and managing the alleys. Reason: to alleviate the
labor shortage-there aren't many pinboys available these days. So the
women have really taken over in that department . . . See you all at the
alleys tomorrow.
* * * *
Dorothy Lundstrom, Dan Saulson and company have scheduled an over-
night bicycle-hostel trip to Saline Valley Farms for this week-end. And
fair warning is given here and now that all those who plan to attend should
carry extra warm blankets with them in order to chase away the frigid
All men and women who will make up the party will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday in front of Hill Auditorium, and from then on it will be hike, hike,
hike-via a bike. There will be a small charge for food and the privilege
of staying over night, but that's all.

Two Councils
To Fill Offices
War Activities To Be Managed
By Members of New Board
Petitions for positions on Judiciary
Council and the newly-formed Wo-
men's War Council must be turzed
into the undergraduate office of the
League by noon Saturday.
Judiciary positions for which coeds
may petition, include one senior job
and two junior positions. The re-
maining two senior positions will be
filled by the two present junior mem-
bers, one of whom will be made chair-
Among the twelve positions to be
filled on the Women's War Council
is that of president, who will act as
coordinator for all war activities and
University coeds. The position of
secretary will involve heading the
Blood Bank as well as regular secre-
tarial duties.
Treasurer Heads Charity
Treasurer of the council will be in
charge of charity drives and the
Bomber Scholarship, in addition to
her regular work with the League
budget. The head of orientation will
be in charge of both transfers and
freshmen next year, while the duties
of the tutorial and merit committee
chairmen will be the same as before.
Added to the social chai'man's
tasks will be formulating plans to
entertain the soldiers stationed here
on campus.
New Position Created
An entirely new position which has
been created is that of personnel ad-
ministrator, who will see that women
are recruited for such vital needs as
industry and farm work. The posi-
tion of child care and public service
head will involve assisting day nurs-
eries, Girl Scout groups, and Girl
Instead of having the surgical
dressing unit as the senior project
next year, it will be made a part of
the Women's War Council, and coeds
may also petition to be chairman of
this unit.
The coed who is appointed to head
the Canteen Corps will be in charge
of recruiting students to work in the
Union and League dining rooms.

Rationing Brings Repercussions

Since the beginning of shoe ration-
ing, there has been no great com-
plaint on the part of local shoe mer-
chants, according to the manager of
a local campus shoe department, with
respect to panicky buying or discon-
tent over the system, but there has
been one big gripe, and that is dem-
onstrated by this scene:
A coed will enter a shoe depart-
ment with a vague notion of what
she wants to buy-i.e. sport or dress
shoe. After being shown practically
every shoe in stock, some hours later,
she will decide. It's not .,at the
clerks object to the time and energy
involved because at a time like this
they advise wise buying. The point
is that the coed will present stamp
17, torn from the book.
The law most emphatically states
that the stamp must be torn from
the war ration book in the presence
of the clerk. There is only one excep-
tion to this law and that is the case
of women residing in dormitories or
sorority houses. In such a case coeds
may present the stamp without the
book if it accompanies an affidavit
signed by the house mother.
The types of footgear included in
this ration system seem to be fairly


well understood, but there is a new
summertime break for women which
will relieve considerable wear and
tear on the cowhide. That is the ex-
emption of most play shoes, manu-
factured before April 16. Included
in this category are the ever-popular
huaraches. Also exempt from the
ration are bedroom slippers, despite
make or construction.

An "honest-to-goodness" movie of
nursing school, with no Hollywood
touches, sponsored by the American
College of Surgeons particularly for
student nurse recruitment will be
shown by Miss Thelma I. Scratch at
4:30 p.m. today-in the Rackham Buil-
ding auditorium.
The story centers around two col-
lege girls who are roommates and
who decide to go into nurse's training
together. Though the girls are pro-
fessional actresses, actual hospital
scenes and mostly actual nurses will
be shown along with all the oppor-
tunities, recreation and work that
all nurses have.
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The house presidents meeting,
scheduled for 5 p.m. today, will
not be held, for all necessary busi-
ness was covered in yesterday's
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Surgical Dressing
Unit To Meet Today
Houses that are especially invited
to attend the Surgical Dressing Unit
meeting today include Alpha Xi Del-
ta, Delta Gamma, Jordan Hall, zone
III and zone V. All coeds who report
to work are asked not to wear nail
polish unless it has been fairly re-
cently applied.
Some sort of headdress is also nec-
essary, and large pieces of gauze are
furnished to those who do not bring
their own bandannas. Cotton dresses,
washable blouses or smocks are also
It has been requested by the com-
mittee that students work for at
least an hour at a time.


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