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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIB

.Bombe:
Mass Meeting1
Of Freshman
Coeds Is Today
Contrary to a previous announce-1
ment in The Daily, there will be a1
compulsory mass meeting for alla
freshman women at 4:30- p.m. today<
in the auditorium of the Rackh&m
Building, according to Monna Heath,
'44, president of the Women's War
Council.-
Introduction of members of the newt
freshman project central committee
will highlight the meeting, which will
mark the first gatheting of the class
of '47 since Orieitation Week. t
This year's Frosh Project will bet
headed by Estelle Klein, chairman,
who will be assisted by committee
members-Jean Hale, assistant chair-l
man; Elaine Greenbaum, publicity;
Esther Thors, equipment, manager;
Katherine Long, bookkeeper; and six;
captains: Lucy Stone, Elaine Hill,
Doris Krueger, Margaret Ilolk, Jo-
sephine Simpson, and Ellen Vinaike.
Dressings Unit
Appointments
Are Announced
Several appointments to the Cen-
tral Committee of the League Surgi-
cal Dressing Unit have been an-
nounced by Harriet Fishel, '45, new
chairman of the unit. Frances Gold-
berg, '46, has been naned as reeev-
er; 'Eleanor MacLaughlian, '4, in
charge of equipnent; and Nancy Pot-
tinger, '46, in charge of houses.
Other positions have remained the
same with Bette, Carpenter, '45, in
charge of attendance; Jean Loree,1
'45, packer; and Mickey Thielen, '45,,
publicity.
Friday, Jan. 21, marked the record
turnout in both workrooms with 95
women on hand. Miss Whittemore
attributes this increased attendance
to speeches made last week in dorn-,
itories and houses by members of the
unit and the Speaker's Bureau.
The unit will close Feb. 11 to end1
the semester, which leaves approx-
imately two more weekls for workers.
to reach their full quota of dressings.
Mu Phi Epsiton
Initiates 12
Twelve University women were in-
itiated into Gamma chapter of Mu
Phi Epsilon, national niusic honor
society for women Sunday afternoon
at the home of Mrs., D. E. Seeley, on
Lafayette Drive.
Initiated were Helen E. Ashley,,
Pontiac; Helen t. Briggs, Grosse
Pointe; Betty Lew Carter, Sergeant
Bluff, Iowa; Roberta Chatkin, Bev-
erly Hills, Calif.; Mary I. Evans,
Jefferson City, Mo.; Tenee J. Kauf-
man, Newark, N.J.; Ru~by J. Kuhl-
man, Toledo, 0.; Marguerite Palmer,
Lakewood, .; Elainie A. Rathbun,
Ferndale; Jean V. Scott, St. Johns-
bury, Vt.; Selma Smith, Utica, N.Y.;
Beverly Solorow, Stratford, Conn.
Guests at the initiation were Mrs.
Ava Comin Case, national president
of the society, Miss Dorothy Paton,
also a national officer of the group,
and members- of the Ann Arbor
alumnae chapter.

DANCING LESSONS AT USO
Dancing lessons will be given every
Friday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the
USO Club. However, servicemen are
urged to come promptly, as the doors
of the ballroom will be closed at 7:30
p.m.

r Scholarship
Bob Chester's Orchestra To Play
For NMarine 'Ship's Ball'

Will Hold

Carnivcd March

11

Bob Chester and his orchestra,
billed as the "nation's newest sensa-
tion," will play for the "Ship's Ball,"
to be given by the sailors and ma-
rines of the campus V-12 unit from
9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 5,
in the Intramural Building.
An invitation to join in the eve-
ning's festivities has been extended
to members of the Reserve Officer's
Naval Architect Group, the V-12
medical and dental students, and all
officers and enlisted personnel of
the Naval and Marine Corps sta-
tioned on campus. Tickets are al-
ready on sale on the half deck of the
West Quadrangle, according to John
Laursen, publicity chairman.
Betty Bradley, who will carry the
vocals, is a brunette froni Brooklyn
and has been in show busines prac-

However, his tenor saxophone won
out over the glove.
Chester decided to make his own
mark upon graduation, and chose as
ideals the late "Bix" Beiderbecke,
George Gershwin, Ferde Grofe and
the Dorsey Brothers. He played with
several New York bands and finally
decided to organize his own group.
Author of Several Songs
In 1935 he returned to Detroit,
organized a group of unknown musi-
cians and whipped them into shape.
His first engagement, scheduled for
only a few weeks, lasted eight
months, and since then he has
climbed steadily in the orchestra
world.
In addition to his career as a
bandleader, Chester has written sev-
eral songs which possess the unique
quality of being "strictly instrumen-
tal." His most famous composition
is probably "The Octave Jump,"
which has sold close to 100,000 re-
cordings.
'U' Blood Bank
QuP~ota, Unfilled
Fifty more women are needed to
fill the Blood Bank quota for Febru-
ary, according to Josephine Fitzpat-
rick, chairman of the University Wo-
men's Blood Bank.
Registration is taking place from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and will con-
tinue until Monday, in Miss Ethel
McCormick's office in the M;chigan
Le,,gue. The Red Cross Mobile Unit
will be at the Women's Athletic
Building Thursday and Friday, Feb.
11 and 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:15
pm.
One hundred women were needed
to fill all the appointments and fifty
volunteered the first two days of
registration.

Mich ibomber'
Will Feature
Booths, Skits
Dormitories, Sororities, Navy,
Army Will Run Concessions
To Swell Scholarship Fund
Campus organizations will have
their first chance to use their WPB
and OPA restricted ingenuity during
a regular University term at the
Bomber Scholarship Fund's "Michi-
bomber" carnival which will be held
Saturday, March 11, in Waterman
Gymnasium, it was announced yes-
terday by Dorothy Darnall, '44, gen-
eral chairman.
Each sorority, dormitory, ASTP
Company and the Naval and Marine
V-12 Unit has been asked to sponsor
a booth, skit, or talent act. There
will be a small admission price and
tickets for the individual booths and
events will be purchased at a central
booth at the carnival. All proceeds
will go to the Bomber Scholarship
Fund.
Jean Bisdee, '44, chairman of the
Bomber Scholarship Committee, re-
cently announced the committee for
the carnival. Assisting Miss Darnall
are Barbara Fitch, '45, and Phyllis
Buck, '44, as co-assistant chairmen.
Peg Weiss, '44, is in charge of pub-
licity, and arrangements are headed
by Florine Wilkins, '45, and Mahala
Smith, '44. In charge of invitations
to the participants are Margery
Crumpacker, '46, and Betty Harri-
son, '45, while Lois Fromm, '44, is in
charge of tickets and prizes.
The "Michibomber," similar to the
traditional "Michilodeon" of pre-war
days, will feature "gambling" and
refreshment booths, games of skill
and severaldskits, one of which will
be presented by Company A. A cen-
tral booth in the gym will exchange
dime store dollars for student dimes
so that placing of bets in the various
booths may reach Monte Carlo pro-
portions.

Child

Outlines Plans
League Committee Begins
New Willow Run Activities
Lucy Chase Wright, '44, chairman
of the League's child care committee,
has reported on some of the numer-
ous activities planned and being car-
ried out by the women who are work-
ing on the committee's program of
assistance for the children at Willow
Run.
"Every week day beginning Mon-
day," announced Miss Wright, "a
group of workers will go to Willow
Run to provide recreational leader-
ship for the children from 1 p.m. to
5 p.m."
Transportation for this project is
to be provided by the Red Cross
Motor Corps of Ann Arbor and, said
Miss Wright, the work will range
among children "from zero through
high school age." This work really
started last Friday when a group
went to Willow Run to examine fa-
cilities and recreational needs.
Youth Club Formed
Saturday volunteer coeds will at-
tend the opening dance in a new
Willow Run community house. Their
purpose will be to care for children
while their parents are at the dance.
They will work in a special nursery
in the community house.
Leaders are needed for the Youth
Club, a newly-formed organization
of high school young people at Wil-
low Run. The club meets every Tues-
day from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and
is interested, Miss Wright said, "in
all sorts of things young people like
to do-misers, dancing, perhaps put-
ting on a play. Transportation will
be provided for those willing to help
them."
Playground Supervisors Needed
Miss Wright announced that next
semester the committee would enlist
volunteers to work at thirty new
Willow Run playgrounds, all fully
equipped but in need of play direc-
tors.
"There are 2,000 children of all
ages at Willow Run," Miss Wright
declared, "and they need the friend-
ly leadership of Michigan coeds if
they are to have worthwhile activi-
ties while their parents are at work.
We can never have too many volun-
teers for this project." She assed
that those willing to help call her at
4464.
Theta Partners Take
First Place in JGP
Bridge Tournament
Barbara C. Eddy and Jean Hark-
ness, Kappa Alpha Theta's crack
bridge duo, put in their bid for victory
in Junior Girls Project's "Stamp-
bridge" tournament Saturday and
drew $4.00 in war stamps as first
and only prize in the contest.
In second place were Elizabeth
Mathes and Joy Sibley, of Collegiate
Sororis. Tied for third were Louise
Comins and Barbara Gray, of Sigma
Delta Tau, and Virginia Dodd and
1 Martha McCracken, of Alpha Xi
Delta.
S Thetourney, played from 2 p.m
to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Gran
Rapids Room of the League, netted
$10 in war stamps in addition to the
prize.

Care

Head

fl/,Swet 0/12 Ce'tera
By NANCY GROB3ERG,
T'S HIGH TIME that someone did something about finals. Oh, their
complete elimination will come with time-say about a century or so-
but meanwhile nobody does a thing about them. Professors go on basing
their grades on them, the University goes on issuing statements about
"people who miss finals will suffer," far-sighted students borrow other
people's notes-and nobody DOES anything. Plainly we must be realistic
about this.
How are we going to study for finals? We are already in the tail end
of January and February will happen any minute, and no one so much as
offers a concrete, foolproof method of study. Fine thing!
PERHAPS the most widely used method is the "t-sharpen-pencils,"
"have -you-got-anything-to-keep-me-busy" scheme of action.
It consists mainly of preparatory activities, such as pencil-sharpening,
pen-filling, etc., and students employing it have been known to wander
around for days, from pencil sharpener to pencil sharpener in preparation
for the more serious task of memorizing notes. No one has yet been able
to discoved how a well-sharpened pencil contributes to the memory process,
but people have been using the method for year. And certainly it is not
to be frowned upon. Benchley cites it as the mainstay of his college ed-
ucation. Students have been known to devote their entire academic lives
to it. It cannot be overlooked.
THEN there is the "Come-with-me-to-a-movie," or "Let's-get-away-
from-it-all" method, obviously the most nopular one on campus.
During the week of finals the moving, picture industry experiences a
tremendous boom. Local theatres are literally packed. Theatre managers
come out on the street to turn people away. You see it all boils down to
a rather unique means of relieving the academic mind of the strain of a
whole semester's studying. Instead of going to the library to think things
over, the philosophy major betakes himself to the nearest movie, as does
the ec major, the English major, and the poli-sci major. That's why, so
often, you hear the people behind you discussing Plato in the middle of a
crucial scene. Of course, there are people who take advantage of the
popular sanction of this method of study and, once inside the theatre,
proceed to pay close attention to what's going on on the screen. Obviously,
these people studied the night before and have just come to gloat. Do not
allow such people to frustrate your honest efforts.
Of course the main thing to avoid in studying for finals is distraction.
All kinds of distractions will present themselves-like textbooks, and reading
lists, and footnotes. The wise student knows that these are but temporary
temptations, designed to lure him from necessary preparatory relaxation
and hence is well able to cope with them. Thus bridge games and bull ses-
sions continue to flourish, even during the week of finals, in well-ordered
community.
NEEDLESS TO SAX, there are other equally effective methods which
we have not mentioned.
Perhaps the most noteworthy of these is the psychic or "I-know-what-
he's-going-to-ask" method. Positive tests prove that the students who do
know what's going to be asked attain the highest grades, but time and time
again professors have refused to cooperate and the method becomes rather
an obsolete one. That's the trouble with professors-they keep gumming
up the works.

BETTY BEALDLEY
tically all of her life, singing with
orchestras and appearing in theatres
and in movie shorts. She has also
made several recordings.
From Baseball to Baton
From pitching a baseball to wav-
ing a baton was the success story of
Bob Chester, a native of Detroit. As
an undergraduate at the University
of Dayton, Chester starred as a
pitcher on the college team, and
upon receiving offers from several
major league scouts nearly chose the
diamond career to one of music.
Hospitals Need
More Workers
For Finals' Week
"Volunteer workers are needed at
St. Joseph's and University Hospitals
who are willing to work up to and
during the week of finals," Carol Ev-
ans, '46, student chairman of volun-
teers, said yesterday.
Approximately 12 coeds have con-
tributed from one to three hours of
work at St. Joseph's and at least twice
that number are needed, Miss Evans
added. Workers are most desperate-
ly needed between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.
to help serve trays. Anyone inter-
ested in relieving this manpower
shortage is asked to report to the
nursing office at St. Joseph's.
Volunteers are needed on Monday
afternoon and evening and on week-
ends at University Hospital.
"Some of our workers are dropping
out because of final examinations,"
Miss Evans said. "They forget that
sick people do not stop needing at-
tention just because it is the end of
the semester. Two hours a week
certainly will not make any differ-
ence in a grade on a blue book," she
concluded.

EVERYTHING GOES:
JGP Offers Many Outlets
For Coeds' Creative Genius'

By PEG WEISS
With as many ways to sell a stamp
as there are roads to Rome . . . and
with indifference the only Gustav
Line. , Junior Girls Project offers
opportunity for creativeness second
to no organization on the Michigan
campus.
When Junior Girls Play went the
way of all pre-war, exclusively social
activities, the junior girls took on the
sale of war bonds and stamps for
what seemed at first a dull though
useful substitute.
"How To Sell a Stamp".
But, as murder willsout, sowill
imagination. . . and its first mani-
festation netted nearly $3,000 in
bonds and stamps in one evening last
January as Rae Larsen and Lucy
Chase Wright, and the skits and
songs committee took the Eagles Club
by storm and, they said, had "a won-
derful time doing it," Performance
was later repeated, also successfully,
The next very bright idea on How
to Sell a Stamp came from Marcia
Sharpe, who headed the summer '43
central committee. JGP threw -a
carnival, the July Jamboree, on Pal-
mer Field which, besides being a fin-
ancial success, was reportedly enjoyed
by the committee as much as by the
customers, though much more work
for the former. The event resembled
the "Michelodeon" of days gone by

in that each campus house sponsored
a booth, but the Jamboree added rol-
ler-skating, dancing, entertainment
by Company A, and a student floor-
show.
Both the Third and Fourth War
Loan Drives have been "driven" by
JGP, working with the University
War Bond Committee. Last Septem-
ber "Bond Belles" staffed the Cash-
ier's Office to take bond orders, and
during the present campaign JGP
his established a corps of messengers.
Anyone on the. University payroll may
call the League and have a "Bond
Belle" come in person to take his
order and deliver the bond within a
day.
JGP in Publishing Business
JGP's newest feature is its news-
paper, "Stamping Around," issued
monthly by the publicity committee.
The only League organization with
its own news - sheet, "Stamping
Around" comes off the mimeograph
machine with JGP news, features,
pictures, and suggestions to house
salesmen.
The JGP committees have combin-
edly offered opportunity for all types
of talent. Super-saleswomen under
the leadership of the house sales
chairmen Rosalie Bruno, Betty Will-
emin, Peg Morgan, and Ruth Mary
Picard, weekly invade every coed
room on campus, working toward
JGP's $30,000 goal for the year, while
others sell stamps from behind a
stamp booth. Booths this year are
headed by Jean Loree.
So, the pride and joy of the publi-
city committee was expressed in the
aforementioned, Jamboree, at which
the girls commented they had "never
seen so many people except at a foot-
ball game. . . a good football game."
Palmer Field was jammed, and less
than one-fifth of the crowd was able
to pour itself into the WAB for the
show. Posters, continuous plugging
in town newspapers, a-rhyming hand-
bill, hill-billies, a dummy hanging
from the diag center's lamppost, a
tandem-riding couple straight from
the "Gay Ninetees," and other brain-
storms drew the mob.
Stunts Advertise -Bond Drives
This semester the committee has
pushed its point through thecampus
with a Hitler-chasing-coed-who-is-
chasing-a-war-stamp stunt, a wo-
men's ice-hockey game which proved
the committee values a plug above
their own necks, and a short but
noisy and effective advertisement for
the Fourth War Loan at the recent
campus Hour of Fun.
Skits and songs committee, under
Barbara Heym, is now at work on an
entertainment program, which will
be given in the near future at cam-

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Bruno, '45, and Betty Willeman,
145, co-chairmen of the Dormitory
War Stamp and Bond Sales Com-
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