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Offer Qood Topic for Conversation
By NANCY GROBERG
Once upon a time the weather as
a topic for discussion, conversation,
and what-have-you, was utterly ta-
boo. The man who opened his dis-
course with a dull muttering about
"nice day, isn't it?" was condemned
as a bore.
The sun was taken for granted-as
were the moon and the stars. People
went to bed at night fairly confident
that the next morning they would
awake to find the same season of
the year hanging around. Fashion
magazines and articles worked under
the assumption that once spring
came, it would assert itself in terms
We know now that such ideas were
mere illusions. The constancy of the
weather has become a myth, a fan-
tasy to be discarded with our old
The Michigan coed has become
reasonably accustomed to alternat-
ing, from day to day, between fur
coat and cotton dress. Walking the
streets of Ann Arbor without a ba-
bushka to cover the head, is asadan-
gerous as walking among murderers
Letters sent home with frantic re-
quests for spring clothes arrive at
their destination just after a new
snowfall whitens the streets of Ann
Arbor. Picnics are converted, at the
last minute into skiing parties. Not
even the mildest of the spring flowers
And we, poor things-we are help-
less. Mutiny would be totally in-
effective. We must tread our paths
of misery, without hope, without
light, without sunburn, consoled only
in the fact that now, at last, we may
talk ,about the weather.
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instead of a
of Hans-flex rayons,
Hans-suede cottons, kid,
capeskin and pigskin. In
white, pastel gay colors
and darks. In classic pull-
ons and shorties.
Fabrics from $1.25
Leathers from $2.50
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'round the Corner on State
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Women's ~~sopngWrt a
In Government Censor Office
By BETTY WOODWARD outgoing mail exclusively and only
The government has finally real- those written by civilians. Domestic
ized the worth of intuition and curi- mail is not censored and the services
osity, the two "exclusive" traits of have their own censors.
women for generation, and have Handle Some Service Mail
hired some 5,000 women as ideal cen- Much of the mail that the women
sors, in the past year. do handle is connected with the
The number of women translatorsAryadNvhwe.Itite
has been steadily -increasing since Army and Navy, however. It is the
hasbee stadiy icresin sice ob of these women censors to cut
Byron Price set up the Office of out the valuable information that
Censorship. These female "spy- many factory-working parents un-
catchers" sit around large tables in wittingly include in their letters to
the ten clearing houses throughout their boys in overseas service. This
the country and examine outgoing information, if left uncensored, could
mail for information on diplomatic very easily fall into the hands of
interchanges, movements of troops the enemy if the ship carrying the
and ships, and military secrets of letter were torpedoed and the mail
any sort that would be helpful to captured, which has happened too
the enemy. 'often.
Search Printed Matter The service man who receives a
They also search books, magazines, censored letter can console himself
and other printed matter for con- with the thought that it may be that
cealed double pages, onion-skin en- very censoring which will save the
closures, false covers, or cipher codes. lives of himself and of many of his
It is their duty to lool through pack- friends.
ages which are to be sent abroad for
anything which might aid the enemy._
Letters are examined with little A A NT
mirrors and chemical preparations. A A Notic s
With the help of these detectors
transparent enclosures, messages on --- - _
the creases or in the lining of en- Enty blanks for the Crop and
velopes, or under stamps, and invis- Sa y Hors ho mhe obtand
ibl in ca b dicovre. Agros-Saddle Horse Show may be obtained
ible ink can be discovered. A gross- from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every
ly misspelled word attracts attention week day until May 14 at a booth in
worthy of the secret message it might the lobby of the League, at the Golf-
convey, in case the word had been side Riding Stables and from Crop
misspelled deliberately. and Saddle members.
These censors are Civil Service em-
ployes who have been carefully The OtinCluhacacelled the
checked by the F.B.I. They ar canoe trip previously planned for
skilled in translating or familiar with
legal or business correspondence, and Sunday
are in great demand. They open Scores for eighteen holes of golf
must be turned in at the WAB on or
before Monday if they are to be
son - ycounted for membership in Pitch and
Putt Club and places on the Women's
Engagemen t Golf Team.
Second round tennis matches must
be payedoffby the end of this week
or plaes in the tournament will be
Professor and Mrs. Willard C. 01- forfeited. The third and fourth
son of Barton Hills, Ann Arbor, have rounds mustbe completed by May 16.
announced the engagement of their
daughter, Mary Anne, '45, to John Houses that are especially in-
Terrence Hayes, '43E, son of Dr. and vited to attend the Surgical Dress-
Mrs. Laurence W. Hayes of Howard ing Unit sometime between 1 p.
City. No date has been set for the and 5 p.m. today in the League
wedding. are Kappa Alpha Theta, Ka*ppa
Miss Olson is a graduate of Uni- Delta, Alpha Phi, Mosher Hall,
versity High School. She is a mem- and Stockwell Hall.
ber of Alpha Lambda Delta, fresh-
man honorary society. She is a jun- committee of last year's Assembly
ior night editor on the Women's Staff Ball and is publicity chairman of
of The Daily and has recently been Betsy Barbour dormitory
appointed publicity chairman of the Mr. Hayes is a senior member of
League social committee. She has the University's NROTC and holds
participated in Sophomore Project, a Rackham Undergraduate Scholar-
Freshman Project, on the central ship.
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Pnhellen ic IAccepts
New Rushing Plan
Association Unanimously Passes Program;
All Women May Attend FqlI ,Fhctions
A new rushing program was unanimously accepted yesterday by the
members of the Panhellenic Association.
The substance of the plan is that rushing start one month after school
begins next fall, about Nov. 27, and continue for a.period of six weeks, Two
parties will be given each week-end, excludiU Qnhristmas and New Year's
week-ends, which will carry the rushing period into Januaty.
Rushing will be for freshman women as wella s for Uperclassnen and
Preference Slips To Be Signed
After the final forimal affair has taken place, preference slips will be
signed and those girls who do sign them will be boud to teir houte for
a calendar year. Transfers and up-
perclassmen may be pledged imme-
Freshmen, however, although they
already know which house they will
join, will not be pledged until the
second week of second semester,
pending their first semester grades.
All will be bound to their house for
the calendar year if they do not
make grades and will be pledged as
soon as they do.
This program solves the problem of
intensive rushing which will be elim-
inated. An informative mass meet-
ing will be held, as an educational
program, one week before rushing
begins in order that those who are
interested in rushing may sign up
Invitations Are Obligatory
At this meeting, it will be stressed
that no girl may break a date or not H
go to a house once she has accepted
an invitation .to do so, Frthermre,
each house may invite twice its quota
to its formal.affair. In .other words
twice as many girls may attend a
formal dinner as are able to. be
pledged by a house.
A final vote on each division of
the new rushing program will be held '
Wednesday, May 12, at the League]
Shoe Point Rationing to
BOSTON- (P)- The New Eng-
land Shoe and Leather Associa-tion
announced today it had asited the
Office of Price Administration to ra-
tion shoes on a point basis, instead
of the present unit basis,
Declaring that the lower grades of
each type of rationed footwear had
"suffered severely in sales volume"
since shoe rationing began, the asso-
ciation presented a specific point
plan for OPA's consideration.
FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Either in sheer rayon, a semi-
sheer or service weight -also
kant-run, rayon or lisle. Frdm
$1.00 up. Also have good selec-
tion of gowns and housecoats.
Michigan Theatre Bldg,
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HeiJ$ 2VRe.s tan ohe il oe.Hrfefw
th i e rf r n n t e a h y ft . . .i
Here is a gift any mother will love. Her feet will
look their prettiest in Daniel Green slippers. And
feel their youngest. for there's lasting comfort. in.
their firm support and in the, way they fit . .. in
sizes and widths like the finest shoes. We have them
in many styles and colors.
The new two-piece look.., in a fluffy-ruffle slir
of Paisley print rayon . . . black, bottle green,
slate blue, or turf tan etched on white . . . plus
a wrap-around skirt of rayon faille in the dark
colors. Other accessories in the faille include
slacks, hat, matching handbag.