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_ TUESDAY,-NO-V. 2, 1943





Panhellenic Directs
Sororit ictivities
Mary June Hastreiter Is President of
Women's Greek Letter Societies

Dressings Unit in Full Swing

Army Training
Women at 'U'
For War Roles
Engine School Invaded by Fair
Sex for First Time in History
As Women Become Inspectors

League Is Center for 'U' Women's
War Work, Recreational Activities

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from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. a wnich tea1
or punch may be served. For the
net four week-ends, excluding the
week-ends of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1,1
two parties may be given every week-
Send. Jan. 8 will be the last week-
end of these parties at which no re-
f eshments are to be served.
Dessert and coffee only may be
srved at the final desserts to be
given on Wednesday and Thursday,
Jan. 12 and 13, from 7:30 to 9:30
There shall be absolutely no com-
,iunication with any rushee from
9:15 p.m. Jan. 13 to 9 p.m. Saturday,
Jan. 15. Silence period between sor-
orities and those who have received
bis shall end at 9 p.m. Jan. 15.
silence period for those who have
not received bids will end at 9 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 17.
Pledge day for upperclassmen shall
be Sunday, Jan. 16, and pledging
will start at 3 p.m. Pledge day for
freshmen shall be Sunday, Mar. 12.
Freshmen who have received bids
from sororities may have coke dates
with members of any sorority. Fresh-
m'en may visit the house to 'which
they have been bid, once a week.
Any alditional visits may be made
with the permission of the Panhel-
lenic president or rushing secretary.
Informal Rushing
Informal rushing may not begin
until the Monday after freshman
pledging. All transfers or upperclass-
men in good standing with at least
15 hours of advanced credit may be
rushed and initiated during their
first semester of residence. If a girl
is not initiated during her first sem-
ester, .eligibility for initiation must
he determined by her first semester's
recgrd. Only freshmen with a "C"
average or better are eligible to be
"Noainvitations to the initial Open
Houses are to be sent. All rushees
may -go- to every house. Rushees
znay stay no longer than 20 minutes
at each Open House and must go to
all of' the initial Open Houses of
their own denomination. They may
o only on the day for which they
soi'ority may not have more
than five dates with one rushee in-
cluding the Open House and a final
'd0iiner., No rushee may be asked
bk at any time, until the Tuesday
morning after the week-end paxties.
This includes the Open Houses, but
not the .final parties.
A rushee may not be asked "to a
final dinner until she attends a sec-
ond date after the Open House, ex-
cept in the case of a sorority which
is' unable to make an engagement
with the rushee until late in the
rushing season or in the case of a
rushee entering school late.
* No rushee may break a final party
date, later than noon of the Tuesday
before the final desserts. All rushees
must attend the parties they have
accepted, and may not break a date
later than Thursday night, before
the 'week-end parties.
A rushee may attend only one
final dinner by each sorority. No
sorority may ask more than twice
the number of girls they can invite
to membership to the final parties.
Each sorority shall turn in every
Monday morning between 8 and 10
a.m. a list of the girls that it has
dropped at its week-end parties, be-
ginning the mornings after the last
Open House through the Monday af-
- ter the last week-end party.
With the final drop list, each sor-
ority shall bring a list of the girls
who will be attending its final din-
ners. These must be in by Tuesday
at 5 p.m. No rushees may attend
more than two parties a week-end.
No sorority women except mothers
and sisters who are not active may
be in the dormitories of independent
women. They may not communi-
cate with other girls with the inten-
tion of rushing. No alumnae may

communicate with a rushee during
the intensive season.
only four calls may be made upon
a rushee by each sorority. A call
shall consist of a telephone message.
There shall be no calling in person
on any rushee. No rushee is to be
called for or taken home by the
sorority or anyone connected with
the sorority.
No rushing is allowed outside the
house premises. There shall be no
informal bidding. No sorority may
spend any money on flowers, decora-
tions, candy, or paid musicians dur-
ing rushing. No favors whatsoever
may be given.
Preference Slips
Rushees are told clearly that an
invitation to a final dinner does not
necessarily mean a bid. Each rushee
shall receive a preference slip the
day she signs up for rushing. She
should fill it out and return it to
the Office of the Dean of Women
hefnr' 12:15 n m on the Friday fol-

The Panhellenic Association-of the
University of Michigan, more often
called "Panhell," under the leader-
ship of Mary June Hastreiter, '44, is
the central organization of the 19
women's Greek letter societies on
Every pledge upon initiation into
her sorority automatically becomes
a member of Panhellenic, an organi-
zation containing about 1,140 mem-
bers. The Panhell council is the
guiding body which sets the rushing
and quota rules for member houses.
The promotion of cooperation
among sorority groups and the uni-
fication of the interests of sorority
and non-sorority women are 'the pri-
mary purposes of the organization.
In fulfilling this spirit of coopera-
tion, Panhellenic lends its support to
various campus drives, such as the
Bomber Scholarship Fund and Blood
Bank, and urges its members to par-
ticipate in all campus projects.
Last year Panhell contributed the
entire profit from its annual Ball, a
total of about $700 to the' Bomber
Scholarship Fund. The profits from
the sale of tickets to "Victory Vani-
ties," an- all-campus variety show
given in cooperation with the Inter-
fraternity Council were also donated
to the Fund.
The organization also managed
the Blood Bank for a month and
conducted a war bond and stamp
drive on football homecoming week-
end. In addition it furnished a day
room at Camp Custer.
During Orientation week, the Pan-
hellenic association will sponsor an
information booth in the League.
Prospective rushees' questions will
be answered by members of the or-
ganiation or alumni sponsors.
breaking a pledge before another in-
vitation for pledging shall be ex-
tended. -
No woman who has taken less
than 11 hours is eligible for initia-
tion. A woman who has taken less
than 15 hours by the advice of
Health Service or the Administra-
tive Office but who has earned not
less than 26 honor points may be
Any girl who lacks no more than
three honor points of the amount re-
quired to lift her probation and who
has better than a "C" average in
her work for the preceding semester
may be considered by the Executive
Board for initiation into a sorority.
There shall be no rushing with
men, nor shall any sorority member
attempt to influence any rushee
through men. No rushee may have
a man call for her at a sorority.
During informal rushing sororities
may have one function a week, last-
ing not more than three hours. Din-
ners must terminate at 8 p.m. Rush-
ees are informed in their booklets
that they must be out of the house
at 8 p.m.
Fancy That"
SPRINGFIELD, Mass.-(P)-A ty-
pographical error today gave young
women in this area a somewhat dif-
ferent reason for joining the WAC.
Secretary to Acting Mayor J. Albin
Anderson, jr., typed 'out a proclama-
tion calling for observation of "WAC
The proclamation asked women to
enlist in order that they might "re-
lieve many able bodied young soldiers
for more active cuties."

Coeds Needed Now To Make
Surgical Dressings for Army

The pressing need for women to t
release men for combat duty and to m
replace other men in almost every
field has led the University to divert r
much of its energy to this purpose. s
For the first time in the history of n
the engineering college, those hal-- :
lowed halls have been invaded, and b
brightened to a noticeable extent, bya
members of the fairer sex. The Army.a
is training about 150 women for war
production inspection.-
Other women are training as En-u
gineering Aides in photogrammetry,j
surveying and topographical. map- 1
ping, and under a Specialized Warn
Training Program, ten weeks coursesb
have been given in Army Aircraft
Inspection and Ordnance Material
Inspection. Upon completion of thef
courses, trainees will be sent to fac-v
tories in 17 states to take over jobst
requiring special training.
War Related WorkI
In the literary college there aret
also courses in war related work. The
Army, Navy and other agencies have
demanded women who can read,
speak and translate modern lang-.
uages. Courses in Japanese, Chinese,j
Russian, French, German, Spanish,
and Portuguese are being offered on
campus to train students to meet the
Journalism and newspaper work
will provide some of the necessary
training for students who aspire to
be government informational spe-
cialists. Clinical psychologists and
personnel workers are scarce. Train-
ing in tests and measurements,
which is offered in the Department
of Psychology, is recommended for
these positions.
'There are now many openings for
women in the physical sciences. Wo-
men, trained in astronomy are need-
ed to make computations, to care
for instruments, and to prepare ma-
aerial "for publication. All branches
of chemistry' are being opened to
l women. There are other openings
fqr: mineral technologists.
* l$ith Is Prerequisite
t Mathematics, as a prerequisite to
,chemistry, physics, engineering, as-
tronomy, advanced statistics and
specialized government training pro-
L grams, can prove most beneficial.
' The women have already invaded
the field of geology. Those who have
t studied deposit and ground water,
mapping and economic geology are
in line for civil service positions. This
t summer a group of women from the
1 University were at Camp Davis,

"With the desperate shortage of
surgical dressings for the, armed ser-
vices, we will have to put out twice
as many this year as last," ,Jean
Whittemore, '44, head of the Surgi-
cal Dressing Unit said yesterday.
"It certainly seems that every
single coed can afford to give two
hours a week at least to making
these dressings," Miss Whittemore
The unit is open from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday
in the game room of the League and
members of all classes, including
freshmen, are welcome to partici-
pate. Instructors will be on hand to
teach beginners and workers who
can pass the Red Cross requirements
may become instructors.
Miss Whittemore pointed out that
with the invasion of Europe, the cas-
ualties are mounting rapidly. As a
result, the need for surgical dress-
ings has increased tremendously.
Government requests call for "lit-
erally millions of dressings," Miss
Whittemore declared, and as manu-
facturers are able to produce only
about 10 percent of the supply need-
ed, a heavy load is placed on the Red
Cross units.
Making surgical dressings requires
absolute accuracy. No one sees the
finished products from the time they
leave the workroom, where they are
inspected and shipped, until they are
sterilized by the doctor at the base
hospital just prior to their use, she
"At the front, the doctors and nur-
ses will be too busy to inspect the
dressings before using them," so care
must be taken at the unit to see that
no small threads, hairs or lint which
WAIPAHU, Hawaii-(iP)-A game
of checkers ended with plastic sur-
gery for Pedro P. Castillo and a $25
fine for Marcello Lagrimos.
In circuit court, Lagrimos, charged
with assault and battery, said .his
pal became angry after losing five
So, in self defense, he said, he bit
off the tip of Castillo's nose,

might cause irritation or infection
are present.%
"There may be one doctor working
franctically against time at the base
hospital, or it may be the last dress-
ing before the new shipment arrives.
A la Polst Gone-
With theWar
The time - honored conventional
method of introductions between co-
eds and men seems dissolving into a
murky past. "How do, you ever get
dates," queries every plaid skirted
beribboned freshman and 'unat-
tached upperclasswoman.
There are men but they 'do no'
wear the familiar slacks and archaic
saddles. There isn't one helpful sug
gestion to be offered on how to get
However, Michigan (if the situa
tion becomes too desperate) might
adopt an unauthorized, unofficia
system observed in use on another
Big Ten campus. Illinois has a huge
Illini building opento both men and
women. Servicemen, odd fellow stu
dents, and girls, congregate in th
pine lounge which has been senti
mentally dubbed, "wolf lounge.
Floppy banged misses sit on one sid
and men on the other. Beforea
short interim passes couples soon be
gin to stroll out, and they can b
found later playing ping pong an
So-middle-aged adolescent girls-
you can press out the wrinkles in
that smooth black outfit you newly
purchased at the shop back hom
labeled, "Exactly what the wel
dressed campus queen wears." Ther
might be dates. If not, remember
some girl's house might give a tea
and just think what a nice appear
ance you will present.

Nucleus of women's war activities t
with facilities for recreation and en-
ertainment'for all women enrolled in d
he University, the two-million-dol- $
ar Michigan Leagule is also the head- s
quarters of the comtnittees governing
he women studeits and of Michi-L
gan women's adurin e' associations s
hroughout the cointry.
Membership Is Automnaic f
Membership in .the Leaiue is auto-i
matic on enrollnient itfthe Tniver-c
sity, and upon, graduatiOn ,each wo-s
man becomes a ife member of theN
organization. During her sojourn at
Michigan the Lea4ueaffqrds a pleas-
ant atmosphere for the coed to workc
and play. :, ,
Created and +jeserved by many
classes of gradute s and undergrad-1
uates, for 'the participation and en-j
joyment of the cainpus, the chapel,
ballroom, lounges,' theatre, accom-
modations 'and ' '=*Isine have become
integral pai'ts of 'Rthe establishment.1
Activities Cefltet'
The undergraduate offices on the
first floor are the center, of all the
women's activities. Located here are
the office of the social director, Miss
Ethel McCormick, -a4d a council
room in which the various League
committees hold meetiigs 'and keep
their files.
Next door is the office of the Uni-
versity War B ird which counsels
students plAnning to enter into serv-
ice, clarifying-the ien's draft status,
and informing the womien. of oppor-
tunities in. the armed services, nurses
corps, and industries. Acros the hall
is located the -Acquaintance 'Bureau
and the WAG. recruiting office.
The Alumnae Association which has
its headquarters in the League, main-
tains connections' with more than
22,000 women graduates throughout
the nation. It also keeps records on
the women entering the 'armed serv-
It is responsible ;for the' costruc-
tion of the:,Leagug:Wlilh is now 'free
of debt;: for, t zesmi1-Coopriv
dormitory, Alumnae hoUe; for dona-
Jackson Hole, ; Wyoaming, to study
petroleum ,.at the geblQgy field sta-
tion. . :: ..
The Federal, government urgently.
needs per ofiel t inn:in ma imak-
ing and pose'iig a: kiowledge of
foreign -lands,;pollti ns-which could
easily be filled.by.women. The geog-
raphy deartme t. fers excellent
opportunittesalonigthes# lines.Ecoi-
omists to work:,on cozi iddities and
to do accoi~itii g are needed.
Social workers are .ieeded in the
fields of 'fa'mily'welfare, child wel-
fare, .medical :social wOrk groip
work and p'YelCIt'ic 'work.' There:
is also a 'e4 a,,dfor_ teaclhers, espe-
cially in :elementary schools and the

ions for the proposed women's swim-"
ming pool and another cooperative
dormitory; and for the donation of
$22,000 in scholarships and fellow-
Meals are served in the spacious
League cafeteria, which contains '
soda bar and is open to the public
and the Russian Tea Room on the
first floor, and in the large dining
room and private rooms on the sec-
and and third floots. The beauty
shop on the first floor is open to All
Scene of Weddings
The League chapel is the scene
of many weddings of students and
alumnae, and the initiation cere-
monies of many honor societies are
held there. It is dedicated to the
memory of Charlotte Blagden, who
died in 1925 during her term ,as
president of the League.
One of the main attractions of the
building is the informal garden open
to men only when accompanied by a
League member. Surrounded by a
high stone wall, this spot, with ids
trim shrubbery, flowers, and shade
trees, provides a cool meeting place
for the women and their friends. A-
favorite place for garden weddings,
the garden is also the scene of many
teas and receptions.
The scene of' many social events
during the year is the ballroom l-
cated at one end of the second floor,
Afternoon tea dances, special school
dancessuch as theydentists' Odofito
Ball and the lawyers' Crease, Bali;
Assembly and Panhellenic Balls,aad
class project mass meetings are al
hield in the ballroom, as well as t~e
[eague dancing classes.
At the opposite end of the h11
is the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre;
which seats 700. It is the scene, of
the plays produced by the Michigh
Repertory Players apd Play ProdM-
tion. Movies, speakers, and class pid-
grams are often held there also.
Spacious ,Xounge.
Besides the theatre, there are found
on the second floor the comfortabN
and spacious wood-panelled Grani
.Rapids and Ethel Fountain Hussey
Rooms' which- contain pianos, easy
chairs -and sofas. A- game. room equi '
ped for ping pong.and the Kalama do
Room are both located on the se6fd'
In these rooms and in the Mfary
'B. 'Henderson Room on the thiild
floor are held Panhellenic and I
sembly' interviews, large lunchels
and dinners, and bridge tournamerits.
every Friday and Saturday night 'the
7-11 Club is held in the Kalama!Ko
Room and now supplements the Udii-
versity USO, dances. To the musi
of a nickelodeon the students nasy
dance, play.bridge, checkers or bingo.
On the third floor, the library tfr
women contains 2,400 books and the
latest magazines.


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