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December 16, 1943 - Image 9

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Opportuity for Coeds-Tt>Talk
With WAVES To Close Today

Christmas Box GP Needs
Plea Answered Entertainers
The cooperation of University wvo Coed Singers, Skits Wanted
men in, preparing Chrrstmas boxes For Bond Campaign Show
for invalid servicemen has been over-
whelming, Miss McCormick an- More dancers and singers are
nounced yesterday. needed for entertainment to be given
f1i laAxhvin the near future by the Junior

The opportunity for women to talk
with Ensign Jean Courtney and Sp.
(R) Harriet Simonson abotit the
WAVES will end today at 5 p.m.,
when the information booth in the.
League lobby closes.
"The response of the coeds has
been, excellent; we have had, the
chance to talk with many girls about
the WAVES both here at the League
and at the dormitories and sororities
we have visited," Sp. (R) Simonson
The two Naval. recruiting officers
have' been talking. particularly with
women who are going to be graduat-,
ed in February. They have been
stressing the college program. Wo-
men who axe in the last semester of
their senior year may endist in V-9,,
which is the officer candidate pro-
gram. They may be called to active
duty any time after they have re-
ceived their degrees.
"We have been telling. the women
about a new directive which we haye2
received from Washington," Sp. (R)
Simonson said. After a V-9 candi-
date is approved, whenever it is pos-
sible she will be told what commis-
sion she will receive at the end of
Women, To ..
Roll Bandages
Before Holiday

her indoctrination training. Also,
the Bureau of Personnel at the
school where she trains can recom-
mend a- special assignment for a
Officer candidates are apprentice
seamen for one month after enlist-
ment; the second . month they are
midshipmen; and after completion
of their indoctrination training they
receive the rank of ensign.
Women receive the same base pay
as men in the Navy of similar rank.
Apprentice seamen are paid $50 per
month; midshipmen, $66, and en-
signs, $150.
The positions for officer candi-
dates include communications, air
navigation, instrument repair, ad-
ministrative and personnel- work.
This list is by no means conclusive.
Girls with special talent may be con-
sidered for unique positions. A girl
is judged on her own individual abili-
ties and talents.
Enlisted women are eligible for the
following jobs: parachute riggers,
control tower operators, secretaries,
stenographers, radio operators, store-
keepers, recruiters, and supervisors
in charge of women in barracks or
Lady Risks Life

One nunurea ziy oxes nave een
turned inalready and many more
are expected before the deadline
which has been set at 2 p.m. today.
The boxes should be turned in at
Miss McCormick's office at the
The purpose of the drive is to see
that the sick' servicemen receive gifts
at Christmas time. The Women's
War Council has been sponsoring
the program in conjunction with the
Ann Arbor Red Cross.
Stockwell girls brought in 100
gifts; Kappa Alpha Theta gave 12;
Alpha Epsilon Phi donated 6; Kappa
Delta, 5; Palmer Co-Op, 3; Zimmer-
man House, 3; Alpha Xi Delta, 3;
Robert Owen, Men's Co-Op, 2; Kath-
erine Pickerill, 2. Mosher Hall gave
a gift of money to the Camp and
Hospital Service.

Girls' Pro~ject skits committee, it was
announced yesterday by Barbara
Heym. '45, chairman of the skits and
songs committee.
There will be a meeting at 5 p.m.
today in the League for those inter-
ested in the program, which will be
given in late January.
Last year's skits and songs com-
mittee hit one of the year's high-
lights by taking in $3.000 worth of
bonds and stamps in one evening
with a skit at the Ann Arbor Club.
Skits in the past have featured clever
ideas rather than outstanding talent,
and enthusiasm is the main require-
ment for participants.
After the program which is being
planned the skits and songs com-
mittee will concentrate on the tradi-
tional spring entertainment for the
senior class.

Two Positions
On USO Council
Open to Petitions
Petitioning for two positions on
the USO Council will begin today,
announced Jean Gaffney, '46, head
of the University USO.
Petitioning will continue until Fri-
day, Dec. 31, and interviewing will
take place Jan. 3, 4 and 5. Petitions
may be picked up in the Undergrad-
uate Office of the League.
These offices are open to all coeds,
but those with some USO experience
are especially needed.
In the new USO Council there will
be three representatives from the
University, and three representatives
from the Ann Arbor USO. These
women will have charge of the Sat-
urday night parties at Harris Hall,
and will also be responsible for see-
ing that the junior hostesses receive
invitations to these parties. The
committee members will also have
charge of the decorations and ideas
for the dances and functions given
at the USO.

Hospital To
Need Coeds

"University women remainin onTh
campus during the holidays may do Vi'sW cclind
volunteer hospital work whether or
not they work during the regular Christmas festivities for the USO
school session," Carol Evans, '46, will begin tonight and Saturday
chairman of sophomore project, an-. night with informal dances. Both
nounced yesterday. functions will be given at Harris
Hall, from 8:30 to midnight.
Miss Lelah Beardslee, director of Other danices to be held during
volunteer service at University Hos- the daeso ae h ria
pital, will instruct all workers and the holay season are: A Christmas
assign them to posts. The hours may Eve Party, from7 10 p.m. to midnight,
be chosen by the volunteers m Dec. 24, at which there will be a tree
b and gifts for the servicemen, a
Miss Evans urged that coeds who Christmas Day Tea Dance from 2
are interested in working at the hos- p.m. to 6 p.m. and a New Year's Eve
pital should do so if they possibly party from 8:30 p.m. to midnight,
can.; "Take some of your Christmas Dec. 31.
spirit to the patients who can't get University coeds who will remain
home either," she said. in Ann Arbor during the holidays
Uniform jackets are furnished by are urged to go to Harris Hall and
the hospital and workers are asked participate in these functions.
to wear navy, black or white skirts, The new hours for the USO are
white blouses, hose and stockings. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, and any ser-
Anklets and dickies or sweaters can- viceman can use the facilities of the
not be worn. club. A game room with three ping-
The volunteer offices are on the pong tables has been set up, as well
third floor of the hospital. Miss as a 'quiet, room' where there are
Beardslee may be reached at 2-25211 magazines and a lending library.



Holiday Parties



Every available girl is urged to
come to the Leag'ue Surgical Dress-
ing Unit today betwen the hours of
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to worl'for at least
one hour. This will1le the last oppor-
tunity for campus woIien to work at
the League Unit until after the two
weeks vacation.
Volunteers will be able to work at
the Rackhamn Building for the Sur-?
gical Dr.essing Unit during the holi-
days from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on
Wednesday and Friday and 733 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and
Stockwell Hall women have put in
the most hours at the Unit during
the past week with a total of. 149
hours. Delta Delta Delta has applied
105 hours, Chi Omega 89 hours, and
Betsy Barbour 100, hours.
"If percentages were figured for
the. complete list of houses working.
at the Unit it would be evident that
the larger dormitories have spent
much less time at the Surgical Dress-
ing Unit than the smaller'dormitor-
ies and houses," explained' Jean
Whittemore, head of the Unit.

Adeline Gray, 'Chute Pioneer
'Hits Nylon' in Important Test
Slight, blonde Adeline Gray is the
first and only woman parachute test-
er in the United States. At 24, she
has made thirty-five jumps and hds
volunteered for tasks that many men
have refused as being too risky.
She stargted her career in aviation,
against the wishes of her parents.
while she was still in school andl by
the time she was 21 was an experi-
enced pilot. She decided then to
take up jumping. In spite of the dis-
dain with which her request' was
considered by airport instructors,
she persisted-- and succeeded in
making the grade.
The first parachute made of nylon
was manufactured in this plant--and
it was Adeline Gray who volunteered
to test it. If the test was successful
it meant that parachutes could be
made without the Japanese 'silk
which had previously been used.
The jump was made from a height
of 2,00o feet and Miss Gray says
that as she floated down her one
thought was, "Please, Lord, this is
one time I don't want any runs in
my nylon!"

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