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'Most Coeds Can Donate
Blood, D. Bell Predicts
Women Are Urged To Register at Once;
Plasma Is Vital in Saving Lives at Front


'I estimate that two-thirds of our
women are in sufficiently good con-
dition to give blood immediately and
periodically at the rate of three times
a 'year without jeopardizing their
health," said Dr. Margaret Bell of
the University Health Service yester-
This would mean that 2,000 Mich-
igan women, giving a pint of blood
every four months, could contribute
approximately 6,000 pints of blood a
year to the Red Cross. Women who
are interested in donating blood are
urged to register immediately.
They must go first to Health Serv-
ice to take blood tests and receive a
general review. If they meet the re-
quirements they will be given a
"Blood Donor O.K." card, which must
be taken to the League along with a
slip showing parental permission (if
the student is between 18 and 20
years.) There she can make an ap-
pointment to actually donate blodo.
Blood Donation Important
The importance of blood donation
is evident when it is realized that a
single pint of blood plasma, as used
by the armed forces, has a very good
prospect of saving a life, stated Dr.
Bell. It may save the life of your
brother, father, fiance, husband or
Plasma administered on the fight-
ing front may enable a man to live*
long enough to be transported to a
base hospital where he will receive
the advantages offered by better
equipment. At the base hospital he
can be transfused directly and meas-
ures taken to secure his hold on life.
Standards for Donors Rigid
At' the time of donation, the pros-
pective donor' must fulfill specific
criteria set up by the Red Cross Blood
Donors Service. The donor must have
a satisfactory medical history, and
suitable age, weight, blood pressure
and hemoglobin levels.
According to Dr. Bell, the experi-
ence of Health Service to date with
several hundred donors and prospec-
tive donors has brought out the fact
that relatively few of the women on
campus can be considered anemic-

and this in spite of the fact that the
Health Service program is using a
high standard for normal.
Health Habits Emphasized'
Health Service recommends that
the prospective donor must be in
perfect health. Therefore after her
blood tests have been taken, each
candidate is reviewed in regard to
recurrent illnesses like colds, pneu-
monia, sinusitis, infected teeth and
any other complaints the individual
may have.
Of particular importance are the
health habits of the individual, said
Dr. Bell. "It is a recognized fact that
irregular health habits tend to pro-
duce anemia. It is essential that every
donor have adequate sleep, a bal-
anced diet and a sufficient amount of
outdoor activity." This plan, if fol-
lowed by all women on campus, would
tend to improve their physical status
in general, she added.
Response Has Been Good
When the student's physical well-
being has been reviewed and her tests
finished, suggestions regarding her
living plan are made and where indi-
cated she is put on p, suitable therapy
until her blood reaches the required
After a student has given her pint
ef blood, she Immediately starts on
suitable doses of iron to bring her
blood back to normal. Ordinarily it
requires two months for the blood to.
return to normal, but under iron
therapy, blood will usually be back
to normal within a month.
Dr. Bell stated that Health Service
was very pleased with the last re-
sponse of the Michigan women and
expressed the hope that many of
them would become periodic donors,
of which there are already over 200.
She added, "I have no doublt but that
over 90 per cent of our women could
be blood donors if they took the mat-
ter seriously and lived more sys-
The Rochdale Coperative House
will hold an open house from 3:30
p.m. to 6 p.m, today, Mrs. Fox will

Costwues To 3e
Keynote inThir '
Rec-Rally Friday
Recreational Leadership Class
Will Utilize New Knowledge
As Sports, Game Assistants
Key-notes of the Third Rec-Rally,
to be held from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday in Barbour and Waterman
gyms, will be costumes and more cos-
tumes-costume "decorating," avid
square dancers, badminton smashers,
volley ball players and other gym-
According to Monna Heath, '44, co-
chairman of the latest Rec-Rally,
the committee in charge of the af-
fair has planned to award prizes for
the most original and the funniest
costumes which will camouflage Rec-
Rally goers, and anything from cali-
co and gingham to straw and burlap
will be appropriate.
Another innovation is the addition
of a special game room where all
sorts of unusual parlor games will be
in session. Specific data concerning
the activities to be presented have not
been released, but advance announce-
ments label the room as the "oddity"
Phoebe Scott, '44, a member of
the current recreational leadership
class, is co-chairman of the rally
along with Miss Heath. Other women
from the class, which is offered as
part of the physical education de-
partment's curriculum, will assist
with the various sports and games
as a means of exercising the princi-
ples and methods learned in their
In accordance with the last Rec-
Rally, square dancing will begin at
9:30 p.m., although sports and games
will continue throughout the evening.
Mr. Howard Liebee will again sound
out the steps for square dancing to
the tune of a rhythmic grange or-
chestra, the committee reports.
Soldiers stationed on campus are
invited to attend, their response in
the past indicating that they approve
of Rec-Rally as much as their civilian
cohorts do. A small admission charge
will be levied in order to allay the
cost of badminton birds, darts and
other equipment.
Armed Forces
Feted by Coeds
Women of Michigan have found a
new function-that. of entertaining
the soldiers who are steadily invading
the campus. Yesterday aftern6on and
evening, for example, found the girls
of Betsy Barbour and Mosher more
than reasonably busy with the men
in uniform.
From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. swarms of
met were kept happy in the living
room and recreation room of Betsy
Barbour House, while unbelieving co-
eds fed cookies to them and records
to a victrola. They departed at 5
p.m. only because they had to rest up
for an evening at Mosher Hall.
At Mosher, surrounded by murals
and candle-filled wine bottles, (a la
French cafe), those same men danced
away the hours of the evening in the
radio room. To soothe their military
stomachs refreshments were once
again offered, and for those whose
fpet could stand up no longer under
the strain of "hup-two-three-four-
ing" and cutting the rug in two
dormitories, a rest was provided in
the way of a piano recital by one of
the privates himself.
In view of an enjoyable afternoon
and evening had by the members of

the armed forces-and by our own
Michigan women-it seems that this
is but the beginning of a long series
of flings for the men in uniform.

The frequent expression, "there is
nothing new under the sun," has
been disproved by Leroy Smith, fam-
ous orchestra leader and violinist
who will play at Panhellenic -Ball
from 9 p.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, for

Leroy Smith, Providing Music W7AV TS-SPARS
For Panhe Ba 1, Has New Style Jt"Iwiisill Allow

play a sweet number with all the
richness, rhythmic quality and mel-
odic appeal of Paul Whiteman. He
has developed a bouncing rhythm
for dancing, and there are many in-
dications that it will establish a new
cycle in modern dance rhythms.
Made Outstanding Recording
One of Leroy Smith's outstanding
achievements was his recording for
Panhellenic Ball tickets for all
women will be on sale from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m. starting tomorrow and
continuing through Saturday in
the lobby of the League.
dancing of "Rhapsody In Blue", one
of the brilliant works of the late
George Gershwin. Paul Whiteman:
later adopted this piece as his offi-
cial radio theme. It has been said
that early in his career, Whiteman
studied Smith's musical methods'
and, with variations of his own, ap-
plied them to his organization.
Leroy Smith is a veteran of the
air waves, having been featured with
his orchestra on many of the coun-
try's top-ranking radio programs. He
has toured innumerable theatre cir-
cuits, as well as being featured in
theatres and clubs with many world-
famous celebrities.
Established Engagement Records
His most notable engagements
were in New York City. In New York
and elsewhere he established engage-
ment records that even to this day

June Graduation
Plans are underway to allow senior
women of accredited colleges and
universities to' enlist in the WAVES
or SPARS, complete their studies and
begin training for officer commissions
after they graduate in June.
Such women would be recommend-
ed for commissions in these branches
of the Navy and Coast Guard by
faculty committees at the various
colleges and universities.
Age requirement for enlisted vom-
en in the WAVES and SPARS are
20 to 36 years old and for officer can-
didates, 20, to 56. Enlisted WAVES
and SPARS need have only two years
of high school or business school. Of-
ficer candidates may have a college
degree or two years of college plus at
least two year's acceptable business
or professional experience. Also re-
quired for officers are two year's
Thousands of WAVES and SPARS
are needed urgently to fill important
jobs in this country and release able-
bodied men of the Navy and Coast
Guard for active duty at sea.
Members of the WAVES and
SPARS now assigned receive $2.75
per day cash allowonce for food and
quarters. Official Navy blue uniforms
and cash clothing allowances are
given all women enlisting in these
services so they have virtually no
clothing expenses.

Charlotte Day Gower
WASH1INGTON (f) The Navy
has announced that Captain Char-
lotte Day Gower, former Dean of
Women at Lingnon University, Hong
Kong, China, had been named direct-
or of training for the Women's Re-
serve of the Marine Corps.
Captain Gower, a graduate of
Smith College, who received her
Ph.D. from the University of Chi-
cago and later became Assistant Pro-
fessor of Anthropology at the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin. Was captured, by
the Japanese after the siege of Hong
Kong and interned in a prison camp
until she was exchanged for other
prisoners and sent back to the United
States on the Swedish exchange ship
Soldiers stationed on campus
are requested by the central com-
mittee of Frosh Project to indi-
cate the type of entertainment
they prefer by signing up on slips
that will be posted in their bar-
racks, Angell flall and the League
by Thursday.
*! * *
AIecause of unavoidable con-
flicts in instructors' schedules, the
beginning and advanced League
dancing clisses. will not be held
at their regular hours but will
meet for a general mixer at 8 p.m.
Tuesday in the League Ballroom.


he is noted for his musical original-
Smith, who was one of the first
colored maestros to acquire national
fame in dance circles, and his newly
organized band of twelve musicians,
can "swing it" with all the gusto and
liot tempo of Benny Goodman, or can
Army Nurses
W*0Il Become
Civilian Nurses.
Nurses are not the special property
of the current war era, but also be-
long to the days of peace and civilian
College women although eager to
help their country in this profession
so important in wartime are hesitat-
ing at present to take up nursing be-
cause they feel that by the time their
training period is over the war will
be ended and their services no longed
The error in this way of thinking
has been pointed out in a bulletin re-
cently issued by the American Council
on Education, Washington, D.C. It
quotes the National Nursing Council
for War Service as describing the
nursing profession as "war work with
a future."
Opportunity Knocks Twice
The present need for nurses is not
only tremendous but the rehabilita-
tion work to be accomplished when
the war is over will demand many
nurses. The trend toward the expan-
sion of public health work in many
areas, physically untouched by war
provides the graduate nurse with an
interesting field of activity.
College graduate nurses will be es-
pecially valuable in post-war work.
Nurses with language ability, back-
grop.dtraining in nutrition, bacteri-
ology, epidemiology, psychology, and
sqcqlqlgy will be needed. The .niche
6f thi college trained nurse with
specialized knowledge will therefore,
be secure when the war emergency is
a thing of the past.
New Nurses Needed
Furthermore, the college graduate
who now takes up nursing ;is doing
her country an immediate war serv-
ice., Next year's quota of graduate
nurses for the armed forces is 65,000.
There are not enough nurses to meet
this need unless the staffs.of civilian
hospitals are drawn on. Student nurs-
es,,entering the hospitals for training,
can assume many of the duties of
graduate nurses, releasing many
grad uates- for service in the Army,
Navy aind Marine Corps..
Thus the college graduate who de-
cides to enter nursing will be helping

have not been shattered.
Smith and his orchestr
starred in such famous
colored revues as "Rh
Black" with Ethel Waters,
for two consecutive years
Swimming Club: 8 p.
day, Barbour.
Badminton Club: 5 p.
Fencing Club: 4:15 p
day, Wednesday, Barbo
Crop and Saddle Club
Wednesday, Barbour.
Dance Club: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Barbour gym
Ballet Club: 7:30 p.m
day, Fencing room, Bar
WAA Board Meeting
Wednesday, Barbour.

a were co-
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apsody In
which ran
m. Thurs- L INEN
n. Friday, f
m. Mon-a BEAUTIFUL HAND-WOVEN Irish linen cloths in soft pastel
ur. shades. And 17-piece luncheon sets of the same imported fine tex-
b: 5 p.m. ture. Sets include a runner, eight place mats, and eight napkins.
. Thurs- N0j
5 p.m. 10 Nickels Arcade Always Reasonably Priced


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A new surgical dressing unit, under Lthe nation greatly at this time and
the chairmanship of Miss Helen Wol- will be preparing herself for a later
ter, was organized recently for wom- careet in civilian hospitals, industry,
en employees of the University Li- and the public health field.
brary. The group will meet from 4
.p.m. to 6 p.m. every Thursday after- Hillel Foundation will hold an open
noon. house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
. . . . . ....
-for the duration
Bring in your sold cases, and we'll fill them with your favdrite
makes . . . DuBarry, Revlon, Houbigant, Chanel, or Prince
Matchiabelli. And for 50 or 60 cents, you'll have a new lipstick!
We also carry a complete line of all cosmetics

or the lace on the border of your
hero's Valentine, our smart spring
dresses boast flattering frills on
tailored, mide-to-be-lived-in styles!
They're trim And smooth looking
. . and made with figure conpi.
menting lines.
Priced from.
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Sizes f rom, 9


in a younq iut

Neat as a pin, it's of all wool grey worsted with a trim
little jacket that buttons up tight, or hangs loose and
squared-off Eton style. The skirt is slim and high
waisted. VOGUE picked it for an "Under 20"
fashion feature, you'll pick it to live in All spring ..
and on. Misses' sizes.


to the
War Fund


Everything from an armful of bracelets to
earrings. Also sterling silver service pins.

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