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1, 1942

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To Women Who Return to 'U'
Prepared To Take on Responsibility
IT IS MY pleasure to welcome to the University the new women who are
here for the first time and to say to those who are returning to us that
it is good to see their familiar faces and to greet them again. The Univer-
sity is starting a year which is going to be interesting and exciting and un-
like any other year we have ever had here. There are going to be incon-
veniences and problems, and we will have to ask your help in keeping
things going and call upon your good will and good nature to take things
in the best possible spirit.
America- is now engaged in a titanic struggle to defend the way of life
in which we believe against the forces which would enslave us. All of you
who are here this fall have decided for many and varied reasons to continue
your education in spite of the demand for you in the armed services, in
nursing, in government service, in University work, and in industry and
Some of you are seeking the preparation to make you effective in these
services. But the very fact that you are not yet entering active war service
puts upon you a tremendous obligation to make your college experience a
vital and, important one, to do your work seriously .an with purpose, and
to fit yourself to be a good American in war or peace.
THE American women who are now in colege have a great stake in
the. outcome of this war. I want to believe that Michigan women
understand this and have only one purpose in being here-to prepare
themselves to take this full responsibility in the life of their generation.
You, women of Michigan, must use your university, experience to pre-
pare yourselves to do your share in making the nation strong in its war ef-
fort and ready for the peace which will come. To those of you who come
with this high purpose, the University offers a very warm welcome.
Alice C. Lloyd
Dean of Women
President of Women's War Council
Welcomes New Students to Michigan
To the Women Entering the University:
We hope that by now, those of you who are seeing the wonders of Ann
Arbor for the first time are nearly settled and literally raring to go.
We all at one time or another have felt the overwhelming sensation
of being a little frog in a very big pond, but you'll soon realize that the
so-called "pond" isn't really that big after all.
This year more than ever before Michigan women have a challenge
,to meet, and it is the duty of every one of us to contribute our time and
energy in accomplishing this purpose.
Therefore, we all have a full but truly wonderful year ahead of us.
There will be work to' do, yes, but the satisfaction you will receive from
it, the fun you will have, and the people you will meet and come to know
as friends, will more than make you willing and proud to do your share.
MONNA HEATH, President of Women's War Council
Coeds Must Take KP Duty With Grin
On War-Tuned College Campus
HEY SAY "an army travels on its stomach," and that goes for any kind
of an army, college students included.
Don't be a grumbler if you're assigned to K.. duty in your particular
dorm, sorority or league house. We're all a part of the co-op system these
days-co-operation to relieve others for war service, while we are in col-
lege preparing ourselves for the same.
You're KP duty may include helping to prepare meals, serving them,
or washing and wiping the dishes, but whatever it is, do it with a smile not
a grimace!
gYou can be a great aid to those of the KP army and to the country at
large right at your dinner-table.
Don't let your eyes deceive your stomach. Take only the food that you
are sure you will eat on your plate. Then go back for seconds, if you still
feel there's room-for more. Remember we're been warned that meats may
run low again this winter, that dairy products are scarce. Learn to eat
new vegetables that you've passed up for years. It's no different than the
time you learned to eat those luscious black-olives.
Keep a balanced diet, and don't be a finicky sissie afraid of a little
fish or green vegetables. Many children of all Europe and Asia have no
recollection of what the words milk or steak mean.

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'47 COEDS:
Needn't Feel Cheaited That T hey
Start College Life During War
WE WOULDN'T BLAME YOU if you felt cheated ... we wouldn't blame
you a bit..
Yes, college is quite different now than ever before. Gone are the fra-
ternity house dances, the abundance of men in class. To war have -gone
innume'rable traditions, elaboate proms, easy living. You've had a tough
time getting a room. You've been herded about for a week; and you may
not have the compensations that heretofore have accompanied these "har-
rowing experiences."
Men Are Hard To Meet...
Men are hard to meet. The soldiers, sailors and marines have little time
for social activity. And you wonder, "where is the glamour? Where are all
the things we expected from a coed university?"
You are war babies. But your three or four years here may see a
change-over from war to peace. Your chances are reasonably good for a
"college as usual" year or two.
That's all very well, you may say, but what about now?. What about
this year and possibly next year? Why do we have to be cheated of
traditional college living and all the fun that goes.with it?
The answer is that perhaps you aren't missing so much if you miss
the traditional college life. College is more exciting now if you stop to
think about it.
Extra-curricular activities are actually all war jobs which have an im-
portant and vital purpose.
Can Serve in Post-War...
The courses which you elect will prepare you to do specialized work and
in this way you are directly serving 'in the post-war effort, for it is upon
these specialized talents of yours that the country is .depending.
Social life is far from being out for the duration, contrary to rumor.
There are thousands of service men to be entertained and consequently
thousands of dates to be had. There will be University dances, open houses,
parties-all in good time.
Hold up a picture of college life "before and after." Examine its colors,
its shades of meaning. Notice that the wishy-washy, purposeless brush
strokes have been mostly eliminated. Today, the picture is much more
clear-cut, the colors are brilliant. We are learning brand new traditions to
live up to. . . traditions of working as hard as possible to be a real and valu-
able addition to society; traditions of doing worthwhile things in our spare
And we say to you, who are entering upon college life for the first
time, carry on these new.traditions-and forget about the old ones.
They were pretty darned worthless, when you come to think of it.
Betty Harvey-Daily Women's Editor
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Back again, with a guilty conscience because of what we've left behind
-and Ann Arbor pricks up its ears to catch the talk of the home-comers.
So this is what we've been waiting for, is it? Well, hi, chum-it's nice
to be here.
A hasty jump into .the blue jeans which have been molding in our
trunk,.a mad dash for an adviser's office, a plunge into the.registration
line, a swift but impressive handout in a local book store-and the school
year has begun again. And we're really not sure how we feel about it.
We closed our eyes tightly as the train rounded the last bend, lest we see
an ivory tower looming in the distance-but it's no good-we know all
too well that in one sense at least we're "getting away from it all."
Granted That.:
Now, that admirable cliche requires consideration, for overworked or
not, in the case of the Michigan coed, it still applies. Granted that we
shall throw ourselves into war work with a fervor hitherto unequalled in
the annals of Ann Arbor. Granted that the newspapers are still sold on
the stands. Granted that there is a radio in every dorm. But granted,
too, that bonds are still being sold, that there aren't enough skilled
workers ,to go round, that the Red Cross can't wait for the semester to
begin to send out surgical dressings. And granted that the soldiers are
leaving the country every day.
Thus the everlasting question again presents itself-Is this a case of
education versus patriotism, of escapism versus realism? Or Is it, perhaps,
the easy way which, after all, turns out to be the right way? We do not pro-
pose to answer this question, but we guess that the fact that we're here,
writing this, is an answer in itself. We didn't even buy a round trip
Needn't Be Ivory Tower
Of this at least we are sure-Michigan need be neither an ivory tower
nor a hiding place for guilty consciences. For those who enter now for the
first time, there is a new life ahead, but it need not be a life which leaves
behind all semblance of reality. For those who return after a summer
of waiting, it is a true homecoming-but a homecoming to an Ann Arbor
which has changed even in these few months. It is a return to a city
filled with members of the armed services-arfny and navy men In even
greater numbers than those we, saw last year. It is a return to a college
education seasoned even more highly with the sharper spices-the activi-
ties of a university woman in a world at war. And to those who come

back for the last time it is the first strong taste of the heavier waters
which flow just outside the door.
Then welcome.back, ye coeds-to Michigan and Ann Arbor life. And
let this be your answer to the ones who whisper in the cities--your best
efforts for the best cause. For as you walk the paths of the diagonal and
haunt professors' offices with yourfeeble complaints, there shall be, behind
that seeming complacency, a greater drive which is your own answer to
your conscience.

Femmes Find Factory Fine

WAR MACHINE-Dorothy Ellis, worker in an Australian ordnance
factory in Victoria, does a man's work operating this giant machine-a
shell tager igress,

7"eddrng s
e. ngagements
The engagement of Arlene Lange
to Corp. Robert J. Saxton, son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Saxton of Ann Arbor
was announced recently by, Miss
Lange's father, A. C. Lange of Saline.
No date has been set for the wed-
Corp. Saxton is in the United
States Army Glider FieldArtillery
Battalion and is stationed at Camp
Mackall, North Carolina. He was a
student in the University College of
Engineering in the class of '45. He
is also a member of Beta Theta Pi.
* * *
The engagement of Janet Hum-
mon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Hummon of Prattville, to Corp. K5en-
neth Rankin, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Samuel Rankin of Salisbury, Md.
was recently announced.
Miss Hummon attended the. Uni-
versity and is a member of. Kappa
Kappa Gamma sorority. Corp. Ran-
kin is now stationed at Camp Bel-
voir, Va.
The marriage of Martha, Helen
Wheeler to Dr. James T. Wilson of
New York City was recently an-
nounced by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Wheeler of Ann Arbor. Dr.
Wilson is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raleigh Wilson of Strathmore, Calif.
Miss Wilson is a graduate of the
University and a member of ; Colle-
giate Sorosis. Dr. Wilson graduated
from the University of California
and held an instructorship in the
Department of Geology here.
* * *
The engagement of Jean Shafer,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley I.
Shafer of Melrose, Mass., to Pfc A.
John Garlinghouse, son of Dr. and
Mrs..A. J. Garlinghouse of Charlotte,
Michigan was recently announced.
Miss Shafer will receive her B.S.
degree from the University this sum-
mpr. Pfc. Garlinghouse is a graduate
of Albion and a member of Tau
Kappa Epsilon and Phi Chi fraterni-
* *-
The marriage of Lois Rujen Wang,
daughter of Mrs. C. C. Wang of
Washington D.C. and Mr. Wang of
London, England, to Tse Guno, 'son of
Mrs. C. L. Guo of China and the late
Mr. Guo, recently took place at the
home of Prof. and Mrs. Arthur B.
Mrs. Guo received her bachelor of
science degree from the University
of London, England and her mas-
ter's from the University of Michi-
gan. She is now working on her doc-
tors. She is a member of Pi Lambda
Theta and Phi Kappa Phi honor so-


* * *

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'CHUTES IN LOCKER-Seaman Mardell Feiser of South Bend,
Ind., checks parachutes in the "dry locker" at the parachute materiel
school, U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, N.J. She'll rate as a ydra-.
chute rigger upon graduation.

BETTY HARVEY, Women's Editor
Marjory Rosnarin 1
( Mary Ann Olson
Charlotte Haas.
Carol Cothran
Marge Hall



Relieve Housing
Shortage Qiven
SOME impractical suggestions as to
how to relieve the existing hous-
ing shortage have recently been pre-
sented. The more startling proposal
brought forth has been to set up a
camping ground on the Mall, with a
series of pup-tents pitched around
the fountain to accommodate home-
less freshmen women. This way, they
would be right in the center of activi-
ties, and would quickly get to know
the ways of the campus.
Another idea has been to look into
the question of pre-fabricated houses
to be requisitioned for the use of the
students. These being bigger, a small
colony would have to be started in
some unused corner of the campus.
This arrangement would be more
conventional and also, less feasible.
But the best way to solve the I
whole situation of the homeless
still seems to be to count the num-
ber of rooms and then count the
number of students-and then act

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