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Dance-Calling
To Be Taught
At Rec-Rally
Grange Orchestra Will Play
For Saturday's Entertainment;
Campus Soldiers Are Invited
At the special request of a group
interested in learning to call for
square dancing, Howard Liebee of
the physical education department
will hold a class to teach this art
from. 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the
Fencing Room of Barbour Gym as
part of the final Rec-Rally sched-
uled for Saturday in Barbour and
Waterman gyms. Ruth Pritchett, '45,
will be the special hostess present at
the class.
Square Dancing Follows
Games will be held from 8:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. and will be followed by
square dancing from 9:30 p.m. to
11:00 p.m. Badminton will be.
headed by Phebe Scott, '44Ed; ping-
pong will, be led by Mary Ann Eibler,
'46, and Irene Turner, '45Ed, will
take charge of bowling. Marie Cas-
settari, '44Ed, will supervise volley
ball, and those wishing to partici-
pate are reminded that they must
wear tennis shoes.
A four-piece grange orchestra
which specializes in square dance
music will play for the dancing. Sol-
diers are especially invited to attend
the Rec-Rally and to take part in
the various events. Students who
seek a night of relaxation before
settling down to studying for final
exams will find the evening the
answer to their wishes, according to
Phyllis Present, '44, chairman of
Rec-Rally.
Hostesses Are Named
General hostesses for the evening
will include Pat Coulter, '45, Barbara
Bathke, '45, Rita Auer, '46Ed, and
Joyce Raworth, '46.
Assisting Miss Present on the cen-
tral committee are Phebe Scott,
'44Ed, in charge of personnel;, rat
Dillenbeck, '45Ed, posters; Mary
Woods, '45Ed, chairman of finance;
Helen Masson, '46Ed, equipment
chairman, and Marjorie Hall, '45,
publicity.
Women May Enlist
During Registration
For War Activities
An opportunity to register for the
buildings and grounds crew, and vol-
unteer hospital service will be offered
to all women returning this summer,
at the time of regular registration
for academic courses.
Pamphlets will be presented at
this time, if not earlier, describing
other war activities, and where stu-
dents may sign up for them.
Houses that have been espe-
cially invited to attend the Sur-
gical Dressing Unit some time be-
tween 1 p.m.- and 5 p.m. today
are Sorosis, Pi Beta Phi, Alpha
Chi Omega, Madison House, and
Martha Cook.
A booth in the lobby o the
eague will be open from 3 p.m.
to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow for
those persons wishing to place
entries for the nineteenth annual
Crop and Saddle Horse Show,
which will be held at 3 p.m. Sat-
urday at the Golfside Stables.

n7t Sweet 0tl0 & Gete"ra
By NANCY GROBERG
So it has come to this, has it? We must pack our things and get out-
those of us who won't bearound for the summer. We must discard the pig-
tails and the blue jeans and the cryptic language, and begin the painful
process of re-civilization. Willingly or otherwise, we must leave this neat
little rut and settle down into another one. For the next five months or so
we are fish out of water- Smash! Bang! Finals!- Smash! Bang! Train
tickets!-and a nice bunch of disconnected memories that never sound as
good when we hand them over to our friends.
THEN IT WASN'T YESTERDAY, after all, that we settled down to a shiny
new set of classes and professors and faces. Then it wasn't yesterday
that we brought our "new life" back to this crazy town. Then it wasn't
yesterday that we stormed the railroad station and crowded the taxicabs
and mobbed State Street thinking, "We're back!"
How long ago was it, then, that we started counting the days to Christ-
mas? How long since we built the first snowman outside the dorm so that
the little boys could knock it down? Not yesterday at all?
When did that first group of khaki-shirted newcomers pour into theI
East Quad? When did the men in the Law Quad start drilling outside
Martha Cook? And how long ago was it that we resigned ourselves to the
strangely feminine classroom atmosphere?
HOW MANY DAYS since we stopped griping about having to come back
early after Christmas when "every other college in the country . .."-?
How many nights since that noisy first-New-Year's-Eve-in-Ann-Arbor?
And who's been tearing pages off the calendar?
What's the idea of making us take finals again when it seems that wef
just came out of hibernation-and-studying for the last ones? What's the
idea of serving notice about summer registration when it seems that we just
finished registering for this semester? Where's the rush?
It's a funny thing-We seem to have lost all perspective about time
Is that part of this college business, then-losing track of the days and the
hours? Is that why, when the time comes to leave, we feel as if we'd just
got here?
WELL, IT'S TRUE FOR US, anyway. Can't remember when they took
that cover off the fountain near the League. Can't remember when
everyone started to notice that the weather sometimes doesn't mix with
classes. How old is that Easter egg we've been saving, anyway?
And so it goes-the semester, the exams, the cokes, the lectures, the
concerts, the exhibits, the funny days-With finals just around the bend
it's all over but the griping. Then home it is to wherever we go-home with
stories which mysteriously lack the more undesirable facts-home with the
smattering of knowledge we've preseived to prove that we did learn a thing
or two. And all the way back on the train, all the way through the long trip
which bridges that world with this one. we wonder whether we were really
here at all.
Faculty 'Flashes' Qet TrouncedI
On Diamond by Sturdy Students

Cotton Casuals for Busy Days

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Here are two moods in informality, suited to the active life you'll
be leading this suirmer. The knee-length denim breeks, worn with a
loose, tie-in-front shirt in a good, loud print are fine for the great open
spaces-picnics, victory gardening and the like. The gingham culotte,
checked as boldly as a barroom tablecloth, will be a, valuable factor in
the wardrobe of any bicycle belle.

WAACs Win
Army Praise
For Services
Women Changed from Rookies
Into Military Precision Ranks
Need for Recruits Is Great
FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga.,-You
can concoct all the funny stories you
want to about the Women's Army
Auxiliary Corps-they tell some of
the best ones on themselves-but
they challenge you to laugh off, the
fact that they have turned them-
selves to their part in this war with
a seriousness, a verve and a method
which would do credit to the tough-
est of the services.
here, near the historic battlefield
of Chickamauga, on terrain which
knew the grim business of war eighty
years ago, about 6,000 WAACs,
daughters, sisters, mother and even
a few grandinothers, are about the
task of preparing themelves to take
over twenty-oe classificatons of
Army Job, so that men now holding
them might be released for fighting
fronts throughout the world.
They live and work the Army way,
adapting skills they knew in civilian
life and learning new ones-truck
driving, welding, weather observing,
clerical work, radio technique and
so through a list of a hundred and
a score.
They work, they play; they
grouse, they sing;' they move in
teams or as individuals; they have
their dierene but seldom argue
and never fight. From lights on at
dawn until bedtime at 11 p.m. they
are, without known exception, see-
ing to qualify themselves as soldiers
behind the lines.
Lag in Recruiting Decried
The one great complaint of these
Fort Oglethorpe WAACs, as dubtless
it is with about 50,000 others. in
training centers elsewere, 'is 'the
bogging down of the drive for new
recruiits. This particular camnp has
a capacity of 10,000. but has flat had
that number fo? several wekls.
About 1,500 new taiees are sent
here each week, but that number is
also sent out. Some renain here
for further technical tr inng Ii
cooking and baking and motor trans-
port.
The present enrolled strength of
the corps as a whole is slightly above
60,000 women. The dull authoried
strength is 150,000, and Coli ess may
be asked by the Artmy to rAise it to
350,000.
Auxiliaries are accepted fron jlhe
ages of 21 to 44. M4any of the ofi-
cers and auxiliaies here are narHdd
About half of the 350 oficers are
said to haie husbands back home or
in the services. A few of the autl-
iaries have been Widowed by the *ar.
Tlae basic training period here is
four weeks. On completing this,
most of the auxiliaries are sent out
to the field. Others are sent to school
for further technical training and
some go on to the main headquarters
at Des Moines to be trained as offi-
cers.
More than 90 per cent of the
WAACs at Fort Oglethorpe haye ap-
plied for foreign service.
-from The New York Times

Future Plans,
Policies Made
By Assembly
"Assembly plans for this summer
and next fall are taking shape," re-
ports Doris Barr, president of As-
sembly.
During the summer the Assembly
will encourage women students at-
tending the summer session to make
surgical dressings and to work on
the Buildings and Grounds Crew.
In the fall the Assembly will hold
its annual fortnight program for in-
coming students. Play Night, to be
held October 29, will initiate the
activities, 'Ad will be for all inde-
pendent women on campus. From
Nov. 1 to Nov. 10 members of Assem-
bly and Senior Society will visit the
dormitories and League houses on
campus to talk to individual groups
of women, informing them about
League a tivities.
Petitioning for the president, vice-
president and the third League house
representative to Assembly Board
will be held from Nov. 10 to Nov. 13,
and will be followed by interviewing
on Nov. 16, 17 and 18.
H EAT
A'stroys
FUR COATS!
A moth-proof bag is not suf-
ficient protection for your fur
coat. If summer heat ene-
tates your closet it will dry the
pelts and cause the leather to
become brittle . . . and the fur
will fall out.
Iogan-Hayes, Michigan's
Largest Exclusive Furriers, will
-store your fur coat in their
scientifically protected cold fur
storage Vallts at very little
cost. Hogan-Hayes' thorough
gas fumigation and steriliza-
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Don't DelAY! Call 2-5656 right
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charge for pick-up and deliv-
ery. xPres charges paid both
ways for out-of-town custo-
mers. $3 for coats valued up
to $10
MOGAN-HAYES
201 SOUTH MAIN

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Rumor of Food

Waste

in Army

By MARJORIE HALL
The ichigan baseball team didn't
have a chance to play the Detroit
Tigers the other day, but their suits
were used just the same, and H. O.
"Fritz" Crisler got his workout too,
not that that has anything to do
with baseball.
Yesterday the enterprising faculty
of the physical education department
for women "took on" the entire phys.
ed. school in a rousing baseball game
which resulted in the complete anni-
hilation of the favored and supposed-
ly "red hot" faculty "Flashes" to the
tune of 6 to 3.
The "Flashes" selected for their
uniforms the trim, well cleaned, and
neatly pressed uniforms of the Michi-
gan Varsity baseball team, and Mr.
Crisler ducked fouls and the balls
the oatchers missed as he umpired
the masterly display of baseball abil-
ity. Mr. Crisler could not be reached
to comment on his recovery from the
ordeal, but it is an obvious fact that
the baseball suits will never be the
same again.
'Speedbadl' Johnson on Mound
With the "Flashes" playing a snap-
py brand of ball throughout the con-

test, not even "Slugger" Thomas
could get the 16 inch regulation size
(?) ball out of the infield with any
degree of success. The ball was half-
way between the size of a balloon and
a volleyball (if you can figure that
out), and it "just wouldn't go any
place," according to the harried dia-
mond dusters.
With "Speedball" Johnson on the
mound and "Gabby"~IHartwig behind
the plate, the "Flashes" looked to be
the class of the season, but phys. ed.
majors-Virginia Rebh, pitcher, and
Helen Masson, catcher, plus the rest
of the phys. ed. school-were too
much for the retitled faculty "Flops"
and nosed out the favorites in no
uncertain terms during the three
inning flourish.
Bell Stars in Field
Among the star plays that studded
the game was the amazing catch of
a "Skyrocket ball" by "Bosoism" Bell,
who showed up to good advantage-
out in left field. Mrs. Hanley made a
beautiful shoestring catch at one
point, that point being her elbow, and
Miss Bloomer executed a perfect slide
into home plate, but the uniform had
to be rushed to the cleaners for re-
juvenation.
The only casualty of the day was
chalked up at "Gabby" Hartwig's ex-
pense, as that star catcher is now
nursing a "baseball finger," complete
with splint and rolls of gauze. "Gab-
by" Hartwig will be lost to the team
for the rest of the season, Health
Service reports.
Return Engagement Questionable
As for the phys. ed. team, there
were so many substitutions that no
one person had a chance to star.
They combined talent with muscles
and ground out a victory.
The lineups: Faculty "Flashes":
M. Hartwig, catcher; R. Johnson,
pitcher; B. Bandlow, lb; D. Miller,
2b; V. Hanley, 3b; L. Curtis, ss; M.
Bell, field; J. Thomas, field; and R.
Bloomer, field. Phys. Ed. Majors:
everybody in the whole school.
A return engagement has not been
scheduled because of the lateness of
the season, according to the "Flash-
es," but the Phys. Ed. Majors have
a different version.

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SPRING

The jumper to meet your
spring needs. Cool and
comfortable with all sorts
of blouses. Colorful felt
on the pockets to give it
that different look!
Stop in and see the nev'
selection of sumer dresses
and suits.
ALSO DRESSES

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Engagements
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Weber of Bay
City have announced the engagement
of their daughter, Morrow, '44, to
Ensign W. Craig Rorke, USNR, '35,
son of Mrs. William Rorke and the
late Mr. Rorke of Saginaw. The date
for the wedding has not been set.
Miss Weber is affiliated with Kap-
pa Alpha Theta sorority. She is
chairman of the League social com-
mittee and a member of Scroll and
Wyvern, honorary societies.
Ensign Rorke, a member of Phi
Delta Theta fraternity, took his navy
training at Cornell and is now sta-
tioned in San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Long-
staff of Detroit haverrecently an-
nounced the engagement of their
daughter, Jane, '45, to Ivin Kerr,
USNR, son of Mrs. Ivin E. Kerr
and the late Mr. Kerr of Detroit.
Miss Longstaff is affiliated with
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She
has participated on the League So-
cial Committee. Mr. Kerr is in
training at the Great Lakes Naval
Training Station.
Hosita Ship Is
Favorite Berth
O Navy Nurses
WASHINGTON--Despite the mod-
ern design and equipment of the new
National Naval Medical Center at
Bethesda, Md., of which she is sched-
uled to become chief nurse, Lieuten-
ant (Junior Grade) Grace B. Lally
would rather return to her hard, ex-
citing work as chief nurse on the
hospital ship which in five months
in the South Pacific war zones cared
for 4,039 patients, of whom only sev-
en died. Every Navy nurse wants
hospital ship duty.
"But no one can ever tell her what
to expect," Lieutenant Lally says.
The nurse, who has served twenty
years in the Navy, with duty on three
hospital ships, headed the group of
nurses serving in the war in the
South Pacific.
They treated the marines evacuat-
ed from, Guadalcanal, the soldiers
who reinforced them, the sailors who
were wounded in transporting them
and men from other South Pacific
combat zones. The hospital ship
ranged through the South Pacific,
often picking up 500 patients, ih
port and at sea, although its capacity
was only 400; and unloading them
at harbors "where ambulances were
lined up as far as you could see," Miss
Lally said. --From New York Times

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Declared False
EAST LANSING- (R)- Miss Mary.
Barber, food consultant to the Secre-
tary of War, told approximately 200
members of the Michigan Home Ec-
onomics Association here today to
discredit "those awful rumors about
food waste in the Army."
Conceding there was some waste in
camp mess halls, mostly scraps and
bones, Miss Barber declared: "If you
ever see with your own eyes gross
waste of food, let the Quartermaster
General's office know about it and
an investigation will be made within
24 hours."
"If Army mess operations look aw-
ful to the casual observer," Miss Bar- .
ber observed in commenting on pub-
lished reports in which she said,
Army food waste was estimated at.
20 per cent, "remember to look in
your own garbage pail and multiply
it by seven or eight- million." She
said that by order of the U.S. Sur-
geon General, as a health measure,
left-overs may not be served 36 hours
after the food originally was cooked.

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Shurtleff Women
To Earn-and-Learn
By New War Plan
ALTON, Ill.- (A')- Industry and
education teamed up today in a plan
to bring America's college girls into
war production on an alternate work-
and-school schedule.
The student employment plan, de-
scribed as having far-reaching earn-
and-learn possibilities for peacetime,
was announced by the Western Cart-
ridge Co. and Shurtleff College, Alton.
It will enable young women to pay
for their education with earnings in
the cartridge plant, attending classes

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