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-T,-H,-E- MitHii A V A U'Y

TviO1NDAY, OCT. 30, 1944

THE MI~AiiGAN DAiii 1~IONI)AY, OCT. 30, 1944
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Assembly, Panhellenic Boards Supervise Activities
Of Independent, Affiliated University Women

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and upperclass women who are in-
terested in joining sororities.
While a few houses will hold in-
formal rushing. for upperclassmen
and transfers during the fall term,
formal rushing will begin during the
second semester. The events will be
opened with a meeting, during the
fall semester, to explain to new stu-
dents the purposes and methods of
rushing, and another meeting at the
beginning of the spring term. Time
and dates for the gatherings will be
announced later.
There will be a two-week rushing
period, covering three weekends.
There will be rushing parties on Tu-
esdays, Thursdays, and three on each
weekend. Pledging will be held Ap-
ril 1.
A new contact rule will be used
this year. No freshmen may, Miss
Laubengayer said, be in contact with
a sorority woman unless an active
member of another sorority is pres-
ent at the time.
No house may at any time have a
membership, including pledges, and
activities, exceeding sixty in num-
News. Item:*
Rain Comes
To Ann Arbor
Although it may be good .for the
Victory gardens, Ann Arbor weather
means additions to the coed's ward-
Raincoat, umbrella and something
to keep the feet dry . . . whatever the
WPB has overlooked.
Because, despite the summer
drought, Ann Arbor is a city of
rain. The rains come. . . to drench
you on the way to class, to drown
'out that tennis game, to spoil holi-
days and week-ends.
Local weather has been explained
by a variety of experts and non-
experts: that we're in avalley, that.
the air from the frigid zone moves
southward and clashes with our more
temperate southwest winds. But ours
not to reason why, ours but to pre-
pare for a very rainy winter.
Whoever laid Ann Arbor side-
walks, particularly those near the
campus, probably had an eye to the
future contamination of the Huron
River and the consequent ban on
swimming. ' Therefore, the side-
walks are built to hold water, pro-
viding a rainwater substitute for
the loss of our other aquatic facili-.

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board to include five members: presi-
dent, two vice-presidnts, publicity
chairman, and secretary-treasurer.
The change was made, according to
Miss Wilkins, in order to meet the
demands for increasing participation
of women in war activities and stu-
dent affairs.
The two vice-presidents are in
charge of dormitories and league
houses. Jane Richardson, of Mosher
Hall, heads dormitories, and Shirley
Robin, Helen Newberry, league hous-
es. The vice-presidents' main objec-
tive will be to stimulate the partici-
pation of independent coeds in their
respective departments in war activi-
Publishes 'Calendar
The publicity . chairman, Audrey
Jupp, is in charge of the Assenlbly
Calendar of Events, which is mimeo-
graphed weekly and distributed to
all independent women's houses. The
Calendar lists all meetings and war
activities of the League throughout
the week for which it is published.
The publicity chairman is also con-
cerned with Assembly notices and
articles in The Daily.
The secretary-treasurer, Pat Carr,
is in charge of keeping Assembly's
records and is concerned with finan-
cial records.
Union Tables

Dean Lloyd Advises All Coeds
ToTrain for Wartime Work
To the Freshmen Women: a nurse, or did social work in a
American women are the only crowded industrial community, or
young women in the world who are helped make bombers, or worked
yawing theeopportunityrod wigherefor the Red Cross, or helped by
having the opportunty of higher teaching in the over-crowded
education. We are fortunate to be schools. She will not want to say,
living in America and to be living in "I didn't do anything special. I
a time of unprecedented opportunity! couldn't find what I wanted to do."
for women. There is no field in College training is preparation for
which women are not now needed. a life of usefulness. Be ready to
The armed forces, the health servi- meet the challenge of your day. We
welcome you to the University with
gces, social service, .industry, govern- confidence that you will discover here
ment service, teaching-all these are the true meaning of education.
in dire need of trained women. Very sincerely yours,
We must all realize the magnitude Alice C. Lloyd
of the struggle; and American women Dean of Womem
must learn that we cannot live in -
selfish and, at present, somewhat pro-
tectec isolationism. Our horizon has n n r uor S
got to be world wise and our choiceA
of work must not be made on theN
basis of what we think will do usN t fect
the most good. Rather must we say.
",whee, with my special skill and A
ability, can I do the most good?" to be a changed

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Child Care committee chairman,
Dusty Miller, who is in charge of re-
cruiting women to supervise the work
and play of children living in the
Willow Run area and in Ann Arbor,
is on the Council.
Another member of the War Coun-
cil is the chairman of the Social
Committee, Mary Ann Jones. Her

League Is Center of Women's
Campus War, Social Activities

'ro. Paton






It is the duty of every woman
now enrolled at the University of
Micligan to recognize her need
for training, and to accept that
training and education with a ser-
ious purpose and a sense of respon-
sibility. This is no time to come to
the "caMpus" and not to "college."
In her academic program and in
her social and extra-curricular ac-
tivities ,each women should make
her college experience significant.
Red Cross training and service, hos-
pital volunteer service, community
cooperation, and special volunteer
work to meet one of the serious
shortages are all important extra-
curricular opportunities. The work
in the classroom should serve two
purposes, that of providing special
background for a particular job and
that of gaining insight into the world
revolution in which we are taking
In fiture years, if any woman is
asked what she did to help save
her nation in its time of need, she
will want to have an answer. She
will want to say that she freed a
man for active combat duty in the
armed services, or that she became

town this year. No more smoke-
filled rooms for long and windy bull
sessions. No more fires started in
waste-baskets by careless fag fiends.
No more dashing out of the library
for a short smoke. No more cigar-
'Tiz a sad tale and one that will
cause much bitter weeping, but a
package of cigarettes is as hard to
find as a coed with a date. To bum
a cigarette these days is to ask the
ultimate in precious commodities.
Not that we won't be better off
without so many of the things. It's
just that whenever there was noth-
ing else to do, one could always light
up. Probably the best available sub-
stitute will be to go downtown and
get lit up.
Mothers used to cry in their soup
because their sweet, young daugh-
ters managed to pick up all the vices
they missed in high school at the
big, bad University. This year, how-
ever, would-be errant daughters will
not be able to pick up the vice of
cigarette smoking. They won't even
be able to pick up the butts.
And so we have cigarettes added
to the shortages of housing, liquor,
shoes and dark corners on campus.
Life becomes increasingly taid.

Writers' Acclaim
For .Recent Article
Prof. William A. Paton of the
School of Business Administration
was awarded one of three annual
distinuished service awards of the.
American Institute of Accountants,
meeting in St. Louis in mid-October.1
The award was for an article on
"Accounting Policies of the Federal
Power Commission," which appeared
in The Journal of Accounting, cited
as "considered the most significant
and valuable article on an account-
ing subject" in the past year.
Professor Paton is a member of
the committee on accounting pro-
cedure of the Institute, national pro-
fessional society of certified public
accountants. He is editor of the'
"Accountant's Handbook," author of
"Accounting Theory" and other stan-
dard text and reference books in the
field of accountancy and widely
known for his studies and reports in
connection with public utility rate
cases and investigations. He is a
past president of the American Ac-
counting Association, national organ-
ization of collegiate teachers of
In 1940, Paton was Dickinson Lec-
turer at the Harvard Graduate
School of Business Administration.
He has been an instructor in eco-
nomics at :the .University of Minne-
sota, and a vising professor at the
University of Chicago and the Uni-
versity of California. He is an active
member of the American Economic

duty is to supervise all League social
events, including the teas held weekly
at the Ruthven home and at the
International Center.
Supplies Help
Pat Coulter, vice-president and
personnel director, is in charge of
getting coeds to work for various
campus organizations, such as the
University laundry and the local
University-operated cafeterias, when-
ever paid or volunteer workers are
needed. Any organization needing
help may call on the office of the
personnel administrator to recruit
the required" help.
Other War Council members in-
clude the president of the Women's
Athletic Association, Shelby Dietrich,
the chief USO colonel, Ruth Edberg,
and the women's editor of The Daily.
The president of Panhellenic
Board, Peg Laubengayer, is also on
the Council, as is Florene Wilkins,
who heads Assembly Board. The
Council further includes the chair-
man of the Tutorial-Orientation
committee, Bette Willemin, and the
coed head of the Bomber Scholarship
organization, Marcia Sharpe.
Judiciary Makes Appointments
Judiciary Council, headed by Na-
talie Mattern, is the body which
makes the campus rules for women
. all rules regarding closing hours,
delinquencies, and the like. It is
also the body which subjects the of-
fenders to punishment when and if
the rules are violated.
Another important job carried on
by Judiciary Council is the interview-
ing of all women who are petition-
ing for campus activities jobs. "Ju-
dish" selects the women who show
the most promise and who have the
best ideas for carrying on activities
to head all projects, including War
Council positions.
Thus it is that a coordinating body
has been formed to direct women in
campus affairs, to recruit workers as
they are needed by other organiza-
tions, and generally to see that Uni-
versity women enter into a concen-
trated program of war activities for
the duration.


Campus Canines Get
Best of Everything
In classes, in the "Quads," and
throughout the student organizations
the dogs have their day in Ann Arbor.
Several of the more fortunate of
the canines are fed in the Army and
Navy barracks, thereby gaining ac-
cess to the best food in town, and
the especially-privileged "Gunner,"
Navy-Marine mascot, even attends
dances in the Union Ballroom.
The history of campus mascots
begins in the local fraternity houses
and many of the houses included
solemn photographs of their mascots
with the chapter pictures. The war,
however, sent the dogs to the armed
forces with their masters.

One of the most interesting of the
Michigan Union's many traditions is
the story of its carved table tops.
Perhaps the coeds here on campus
who have never invaded the "sanc-
tum" of Michigan's men have never
seen them, but there is hardly a male
on campus who has noL scanned the
names carved on these table tops in
the Michigan Union cafeteria.
Each of these table tops tells a
story in itself. Many of Fielding H.
Yost's point-a-minute teams have a
table top hung along one wall. Their
records and names, carefullypre-
served, were carved at the turn of
the century. The Veterans of For-
eign Wars have carved one table top;
the 1944 NROTC unit, another.
This tradition was started long
before the present Union was erected.
Most of the round tables have come
from the Orient, famous saloon near
Wahr's of pre-prohibition days. In
1919, the present Union organization
bought the table-tops from the Ori-
ent and hung them on the walls of
the cafeteria. Since this time the
tradition has been carried on by
countless Michigan graduates.

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