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April 22, 1943 - Image 5

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Fall Advisers,
To Meet Today
A meeting of all recently appointed
freshman, transfer, and alternate
orientation advisers will be held at
4:45 'pAm. tdpy, in the Lea'gue, ac-
cording to Barbara Smith, '44, head
of orientation advisers.
All advisers are urged to attend
this meeting since plans for next
fall's orientation week will be made
at this time. Advisers will also be
divided into various groups which
will plan their program for this
spring. It will be assumed that any
adviser who does not appear at the
meeting is not interested in being an
adyiser, and an alternate will be as-
signed to take her place.
A skit will be given at the meeting
in order to present the new executive
committee which was announced
early this week. A short talk will
also be delivered by Dean Bursley.
Are Announced
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Herzog of Flint
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, . Ann, '43, to Capt.
John It. McNicholas, '41M, Medical
porps, .. Army, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John R.McNicholas of Maren-
isco. The wedding plans have been
made for June.
Miss Herzog is affiliated with Kap-
pa Kappa Gamma sorority where she
has, served as chapter president. She
holds the office of Senior Class secre-,
Capt. McNicholas is a graduate of
Northwestern University and the
itedical school of the University of1
Tdichi'gan. He is affiliated with Phi
Delta Theta fraternity and Phi Chi-
medical fraternity and a member of
Galens, honorary medical ffraternity.
He is now stationed at Camp Adair,
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson S. Morris.
of Madison, N.J. have announced,

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Housing List
For Sumrmer
Is Announced
For the benefit of those women
students who are planningto return
!or the summer session, eitner the'
full sixteen weeks or the eight weeks,
an official list of dormitories, league
houses and sororities is available at
the Office, of the Dean of Women.,
Graduate students who are intend-,
ing to be here for the eight week
session may live at Betsy Barbour,1
Helen Newberry and University Hou-
ses. Undergraduates may live in
Jordan Hall.. For the sixteen week
session, both graduate and under-
graduate facilities are available in
Stockwell Hall and in Mosher Hall.
With the exception of University
House, where no meals are being
served, it .is required that all resi-
dents board at the dormitories.,
A list of league houses and dormi-
tories which .will be open for the
summer can be gotten at the Office
of the Dean of Women. About sixty-
two houses will be open for sixteen
weeks but many will take eight week
students or those attending any of
the irregular sessions. Twelve houses
are available for the eight week ses-
sion alone.
the engagement of, their daughter
Mary,.'43, toPvt. William H. Hart-
wig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Felix W.,
Hartwig of Niagara Falls, Ont.
Miss Morris graduated from the
University in January. She is aS-
fillated with Alpha Omicron Pi
sorority and a member of Athena,
honorary speech society. She par-
ticipated in Soph Cabaret and
Pvt. Hartwig attended the Uni-,
versity where: he was a pledge 'of
Sigma Nu fraternity. For the last,
four months he has been attending
the Army Air Force Technical
School at, Goldsboro, N.C,, but was
recently transferred to, the Army
Specialized Training Unit at the
University of West Virginia, Mor-
gantown, W.Va.

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Profundity has never been our line. We have stuck, naturally enough,
to the lighter side of lIfe-and, in the face of conditions, etc.-such a side
is worth sticking to. Everyonce in a while, however, we come across some-
thing that merits more than gay, "pass-over-it-lightly" attention. That's
the way we feel about lots of things we never mention here. That's the
way we feel about the liberal arts.
And what a sick bunch of liberal arts they are! What blows they have
been forced to take! The sneer of the science student at the very thought
of an English major-the chemical whiz who can't conceive of spending
days in Angell Hall-the engineer who would not be seen dead with a lit
school student-and, finally, the young writer who referred, in a recent
Issue of the Garg,. to the "do-nothing followers of the liberal arts"-these
are just a few of the fosterers of that venomous outlook.
Oh, it's nothing new. People have been belittling the English major
for.years. . Engineers have always been loathe to soil their shoes on the steps
of Angell Hall. The lit school has never been safe. But lately the attitude.
has taken on enormous proportions. Mere principles and theories have
been looked upon as empty stuff. The test tube, the electron, the mechan-
ical skill, have become very much "the thing". Perhaps, in the light of
present conditions, this is to be expected. The demand for scientists, for
skilled workers-ali such demands-have helped that attitude along. This
new impetus, however, does not make it any less deplorable. To scoff at
literature, to turn up the nose at anything which smacks even faintly of
principle, to dismiss liberal education as outmoded or unnecessary-these
are unforgivable paths of* action.
Perhaps those who scorn the liberal arts are not quite certain about
what they are. Perhaps they picture only vague abstractions, impractical
discussions, ethereal, high-flown ideas. If this be the case, then they are
sadly misiniforned. For the liberal arts are more than that-how much
more it is hard to express. Those of us who go to classes each day to trace
trendg, dissect essays, analyze theories-those of us who major in Econom-
ics, English, Social Science-we who see our liberal arts education being
threatened-we are exposed to the greatest minds that ever thought or
wrote. We have lea-ned that in the most significant literature may be
found the germsof the most significant ideas. In the trends of history we.
may find the trend of the future. In the theories of economics we meet the
theories which, applied, guide the civilized,nations of the world. The con-
clusions of thephilosopher are the ones after which, consciously or uncon-
sciously, we pattern our lives.
We have mentioned only a few examples-but they are fairly repre-
sentative-representative enough to show that the students who pour in
and out of Angell Hall and Haven Hail and the poor old Ec building are
not wasting their time. They are representaive enough to show that,
among true students, there can be no such thing as a "do-nothing follower
of the liberal arts".
Please do not. misunderstand-We do not, by any means, turn our back
to the pursuit of the purely scientific. We are aware that engineers have
become very important men, that the physical sciences are vital. Granted,
too, that the great scientific mind may be considered the most brilliant of
all great mindis. Granted that chemists are needed. Granted that the laws
of physics stilapply. Granted that the country wants skilled hands, skilled
minds, skilled workers. Granted, moreover, that it is not the function of
the lberalartsto producesuchworkers.
What, then, is their function? Well, we guess it's this. We guess that
it is the function of the liberal arts to keep us thinking, to keep us from
becoming, with all our skills and specialized knowledge, mere automatons,
fitted only for doing. We shall not "do" the peace before we think it. We
.sjall not effect, Iprovements before we conceive of them. We shall not
maintain a new era. before we plan it. Our theories, our principles-yes,
bur ideals-they are the wares of the liberal arts-they are its durable prod-
ucts. The test of time has left them untouohed and they are what will last.
For even when we have become so skilled, so highly mechanized that we need
give to actual physical labor only a minimum of attention, we shall turn
around to find that man is still busy thinking, in one way or another, the
same old thoughts. ________________

Dressings Unit
Urges Women
To Give Hour

Senior Society
Holds Initiation
S .nior Society, honorar vgroup for
independent women, held an initia-,

All women who have not attended Lion ceremony Monday, at the
the Surgical Dressings Unit this year' 'Leau-D
are especially urged to come this le new juj iOr hiniLates are: Doris
week, as special emphasis will be Barr, Jean Bisdee, Miriam Dalby'
Jane Faggen, Alice Fretz. Edith Hel-
placed on the instruction of new~
women. Those women who have put berg., Blanche Holpar, Mildred Otto.
i srhCharlotte Papernick. Phoebe Scott,
in at least six hours work should try Barbara Smith, Mahala Smith, Con-

Alpha Xi Delta Holds
Founders Ceremony
With.Detroit Group
Alpha Xi Delta held the Golden
Anniversary ceremony for its Na-
tional Founders Day Saturday, April
17, in Detroit, at the Statler Hotel.
It was announced at the meeting
that enough money had been raised
by members of the Alpha Xi Delta to
purchase a clubmobile which will be
donated to the Red Cross. Last year
Alpha Xi Delta members raised
enough money to give a blood donors
ambulance to the Red Cross. Miss
Mary Helen Tyre was chairman of
the drive.
Altogether one hundred and sev-
enty-five members attended.
Alpha Xi Delta announces the
pledging of Rose Mary Eden, '46, of
Niles and Frances Phillips, '45, of

to get their instructorships this week,
since there is an urgent need for
The unit will be open only four
mcre weeks and every woman on
campus is expected to have spent at
least one hour at the Surgical Dress-
ings Unit during the year.
Groups that have been especially
invited to attend the Surgical Dress-
ing Unit, open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
today are Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi,
Alpha Phi, Stockwell Hall and Madi-
son House.
Collegiate Sorosis. Delta Delta Del-
ta, Alpha Chi Omega, Mosher Hall
and University House have received
special invitations for Friday.
The following students have
been appointed to the central
committee of Junior Project, but
were not included in the article
which appeared in Tuesday's
Barbara Heym, who is a mem-
her of Delta Delta Delta, is in
charge of songs and skits; Obeline
Elser, a resident of Helen New-
berry, will head dormitories; Jean
Loree, of Chi Omega, is in charge
of booths, and Rutlf Mary Pick-
ard, Collegiate Sorosis, will handle
contributions from league houses.
Girls Work Outdoors
Gardening, hoeing, hedge-clipping.
and lawn-mowing are new tasks per-
formed by the girls of Jordan Hall.
Because of the lack of men to do
yard work, the girls, under the lead-
ership of Louise Schloss, '46, and
Margaret Winter, '46, have volun-
teered to work outside on the Jordan
lawns on sunny spring afternoons.

stance Tabor, and Helen Willcox.
Recently elected officers for next
year are: president, Miriam Dalby;
vice-president, Phoebe Scott; secre-
tary, Mahala Smith: and treasurer,
Alice Fretz.
The retiring officers are Gertrude
Inwood, Leanore Grossman, Jeanne
Cordell and Roberta Holland.


No Military Secret



One thing the Army doesn't
have to teach her is the import-
ance of BEAUTY, especially in

Her gas supply may be limited,
but she knows that BEAUTY
Sifl never be rationed.

Al "A Record
Makes 'Legend'
Of Senir Coed
"She's the legend of the economics
departmeht," any ec major will tell
you without the least provocation
when describing Margaret Garritsen,
143, economics assistant who was re-



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cently lauded for her all "A" college
The winner of a national Phi Kap-
pa Phi Fellowship Award of $500 is
quite calm about it all. She swears
she doesn't chant "Abracadabra" be-
fore handing in an "A" exam, nor
does she polish apples and bring
them to the teacher, though she be-
lieves the latter might be quite effec-
tive nowadays, food shortages being
what they are.
"No," says Margaret, "I study the
same as anyone else, and I'm sorry,
but I have no interesting formula
that will reveal the secret of my suc-
Though she says her favorite hob-
by is being frank, Miss Garritsen also
indulges in such light pastimes as
philosophical writing and what she
expresses as "poetry-with quotation
marks around it."
She plans to get her Ph.D. at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technol-
ogy, having been chosen as one of
four people in the whole United
States best qualified to be awarded
the Phi Kappa Phi award. Her am-
bition after attending the M.I.T. is
to travel around the world, and she
jokingly remarked that she once even
wrote a dissertation entitled "A Trip
Through Egypt."
Though she has never once fallen
down and gotten a "B" since she left
high school, Margaret complains of
having an inferiority complex from
trying to keep up with the rest of
her family. "They're all just a bunch
of geniuses," she says.
However, she says she never fusses
about whether she will get an "A" or
not. "If I don't, I don't that's all,"
is her comment, "I've taken subjects
that I'm interested in and studied
them with the idea of how I'll use
the knowledge later on."
Alpha Delta Pi announces the
pledging of Marie Cassettari, '44, of
Chicago and Shirley Sloat, '44, of
Port Harbor.
Martha Cook announces the elec-
tion of the following officers: Helen
Speed, '44, president; Dorothy Dar-
nall, '44, vice - president; Mahala
Smith, '44, secretary and Alma Niel-
son, '45, treasurer.
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