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Percy Jones
Gift Box Drive
To End Friday
Special Effort Urged in Final
Days Still Remaining in Drive;
Certain Articles Are Prohibited
Although the Christmas Box Drive
will end Friday, there is still oppor-
tunity for coeds to buy gifts and pack
parcels for the wounded veterans in
Percy Jones Hospital at Battle Creek.
All completed boxes are to be turn-
ed in at the Undergraduate Office
of the League by 5 p. m. Friday,
where a sample box has been placed
as a suggestion to those who are not
quite sure how to pack one. The
minimum value of each box is to be
$2. Suggestions for the contents are
cards, games, non-perishable food,
stationery, toilet articles (as soap or
shaving cream, Army ties, socks, or
handkerchiefs, cigarettes, chewing
gum, or books. Jig-saw puzzles are
not to be included, as the hospital
has an ample supply already.
List of Articles
All articles should be wrapped sep-
arately, and a list of the contents
placed on the outside of the box.
The boxes should be wrapped neatly
but with Christmas stickers and
paper so that they will look like
Martha Cook has as a Christmas
decoration - a table piled high with
these boxes. Forty have already
been completed, many of which were
packed by individual girls.
Interest shown
Other houses have also shown
great interest in the drive. Stockwell
expects to contribute over fifty boxes,
and many of the sororities are giv-
ing a box from every two members.
But it has been suggested that the
League houses should take an espe-
cial interest in this project.
Deborah Parry, '45, chairman of
the drive, said, "We are asking ev-
ery house to contribute at least one
box, the more the better. This is
a real chance to show our service-
men personally how grateful we are
for all that they are doing for us.
Every woman on campus should con-
tribute to this drive. The men at
Percy Jones certainly deserve every-
thing we can give them, so remem-
ber them in your Christmas shop-
Phys Ed Majors
Visit Classes
All Junior Physical Education Ma-
jors were excused from classes on
last Wednesday in order to permit
them to go to Detroit to observe the
teaching procedures and methods of
the Detroit Elementary School Sys-
Visiting the Doty Elementary
School, the coeds during the morning
led the children in games and relays,
while a discussion of teaching tech-
niques was held in the afternoon.
Dr. Laurie E. Campbell and Miss
Josephine Yantis of the Department
of Physical Education for Women
accompanied the group to Detroit.
Do you have a general knowledge
of medical terminology, and of short-
hand and typing? These qualifica-
tions are necessary for women who
wish to become medical stenogra-
phers in the WAC, and members of
the Women's Army Corps thus em-
ployed keep and type medical rec-
ords, reports, and forms, as well as
prepare statistical charts. Their work
saves doctors' and nurses' valuable


Dressings Unit
Announces Top
Coed Houses
The three top sororities, dormi-
tories, and league houses at the Sur-
gical Dressings Unit last week were
announced by Frances Goldberg,
publicity chairman of the Unit.
The three sororities with the larg-
est percentage of attendance include
Alpha Epsilon Phi with a percentage
of 105;, Alpha Delta Pi, 90% and
Delta Gamma, 68%. The three top
dormitories are: Lockwood Manor,
93.5%; Day House, 25%; and Elm-
wood House, 19.7%. League Houses
that had the largest percentage in-
clude Ross House, 29%; Rock House,}
18%; and Evarts House 25%.
This week the Surgical Dressings
Unit will be open from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Fri-
day in the Kalamazoo Room of the
Coeds must wear a cotton blouse
or smock and no nail polish. A sur-
gical head-dress is furnished to all
volunteers to prevent hair from cling-
ing to the dressings.
All house heads are urged to re-
mind all the girls in their houses to
attend the Surgical Dressings Unit
this week in an effort to reach their
quota. As the war takes larger strides1
and action is accelerated on alli
fronts, more and more of these ban-j
dages are needed. Each coed should
keep this in mind when asked to giveI
up such a small amount of time for
so worthy a cause.
The pretty jewelry fad of silver
spangles is back on fashion's pre-
ferred list. Get out your family jewel
box and pack yourself an armful ,of
silver circles. If no luck on the home
front. you can find them at the
jewelry counters.
Wear them in pairs, threes, fours,'
and fives-more if you are the stately'
type. But, keep them all different,
all narrow, and all silver. A wonder-
ful gift for the girl on your list-who's
hard to please.

Speech Bureau
To Be Formed
The formation of an Assembly
Speaker's Bureau, whose members
will attend a series of lectures by Dr.
Hance of the Speech Department,
has been announced by Shirley Rob-
bin, Publicity Chairman of Assembly
The women who become members
of this committee will give short
talks in the various league houses
and dormitories in an effort to ex-
plain new projects planned by Assem-
bly Council. Each coed will be as-
signed only three houses and the
talks will vary in length from three
to five minutes eacli. These talks
will be delivered during the dinner
hour so that a greater number of
girls may be reached.
All coeds, preferably those major-
ing in speech, who are interested in
joining the Speaker's Bureau are
asked to leave a slip of paper con-
taining their name, address and
phone number in Florine Wilkins'
box in the Undergraduate Office of
the League before next Sunday.
These coeds will be notified of the
first lecture by Dr. Hance at a later
The second Ruthven Tea of the
semester will be held from 4 p. m.
to 6 p. m. tomorrow at the home
of President and Mrs. Ruthven.
The entire student body is wel-
come to attend. Special guests
for this week are Jordan Hall,
Sorosis and Pi Beta Phi sorori-
ties, Sigma Chi fraternity and the
Lawyers' Club.
Pourers for the tea will be Miss
Bozarth of the Law Club; Mrs.
Bowler Rowles, Sorosis; Mrs.
Poppleton, Jordan Hall; Mrs. Ani-
cker, Pi Beta Phi,
Members of the Social Commit-
tee will serve as guides, ushering
the guests through the Ruthven
home. The aim of these student
teas is to promote friendliness on
the Michigan campus.

Ball To Feature
Popular Band
The annual Interfraternity Ball'
will be held from 9 p.m. to midnight'
Saturday in the League Ballroom
while Fletcher Henderson's popular
Negro band provides the music.
Henderson comes from Chicago
and is well known in every city in
the United States where he has twice
been acknowledged as the "King of
All Arrangers." During intermission,
mass singing will be led by Nathan
Jones, Phi Delta Theta, a music
school student in the University.
Some of the songs already selected
are "College Days," "The Friar's
Song," "When Night Falls," "White
Christmas," "Jingle Bells," "Song of
Colleges," and "Silent Night."
Continuing a wartime campus tra-
dition, war stamp corsages will be
sold, and they will be white carna-
tions with either ten or twenty-five
cent stamps. The stamps will be sold
by the Junior Girl's Project.
Betty Vaughn, of JGP's central
committee, urged the activities chair-
mian of all dormitories, sororities, and
League houses to bring in orders from
their houses. A JGP booth will be
open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow
and Thursday. The prices for the
corsages are fifty cents for a carna-
tion and twenty-five stamp, and thir-
ty-five cents for a carnation and a
ten cent stamp.
The Chicago Tribune has chosen
the Interfraternity Ball as the repre-
sentative University dance of the
year, and a reporter and photogra-
pher will be on hand to get a story
and pictures of the dance. Decora-
tions for the ball will include the
customary crests from all fraterni-
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Official's Cluba
Trains Coeds
WAA Referee's Word Is Law
In Realm of Campus Sports
Stop in at Barbour gym in the late
afternoon or early evening any week-
day, and you're very likely to find a
volleyball game in full swing between{
a dorm, sorority, or League house,
with a coed acting as referee.
You'd probably expect a lot of1
argument from a group of femininef
"volley-ballers," but contrary to thea
usual stories about referees, these
coeds' decisions are not disputed.
Their word is law with the players.
The reason for their success is the
fact that they are members of the
WAA Official's Club, and have passed
rigid tests in order to officiate. The
coeds respect their hard-earned au-c
Rules Stressed
Early this semester, a meeting of
all those coeds interested in becom-3
ing officials was held, and at that
time all rules for volleyball and the
official's duties were stressed. The
next step for the would-be referee
was to observe physical education
instructors "in action" as volleyball
officials. If they desired, they served
as either timekeepers or scorekeepers
and gained first hand knowledge of'
Now the group is in the process of
passing practical tests where the
girls actually officiate at a game and'
are judged'by a teacher committee of'
three. Ratings are based upon voice.
explanation of preliminaries, and
correctness of decisions, and coeds
must rate an "A" in order to pass.}
Next, the prospective officials will
take a written national test, mainly
on rules, and if they make a grade
of 75-85, they will receive an Intra-
mural rating. Those who make 85
or better obtain a National Rating
and may charge fees when they.
Training Invaluable
Irene Turner, '45, in charge of the
Officials Club invites all interested
coeds to join and become officials.
The group will be working on volley-
ball until after Christmas, will under-
take basketball next, and in the
spring will continue with baseball.
Those wishing to join may work for a
rating in any or all of the three
Miss Turner stressed the fact that
the training will be invaluable to Lit
school students as well as physical
education majors if they intend to
do recreational social work, camp
counseling, YWCA work, Camp Fire,
or Girl Scout work.
Jackie Cooper Weds
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11.- (/)-
Sailor Jackie Cooper, 22, one-time
child movie star, and actress June
Horne, 24, were married today in
church ceremony before a few
friends. After a short honeymoon,
Cooper will return to Great Lakes
Naval Training Station.

Medical Technicians Now Needed
To Meet Increased WAC Quota

Twenty-two thousand WACs are
needed at once to serve as medical
technicians in Army hospitals, and
the Women's Army Corps is especial-
ly interested in recruiting college
women with basic intelligence and
an ability to learn and work in such
Any senior woman who can finish
her college training in 120 days may
enlist now in the WAC and be defer-
red until the end of her college ca-
reer, provided that she can meet
general enlistment requirements.
To become a member of the
Woman's Army Corps, a woman must
be between the ages of twenty and
fifty, be a citizen of the United States,
have no dependents under the age
of fourteen, and have had two years
of high school with a satisfactory
aptitude rating. Because of the tech-
nical nature of the work in the
Medical Department, however, many
of the jobs have special additional
Lab Technicians Needed
Women who have had civilian
training or who display sincerity of
purpose and proper ability in the
work of laboratory technicians, den-
tal techniciansx-ray technicians,
medical and surgical technicians,
psychiatric social workers and psy-
chiatric assistants, educational re-
conditioning teachers, medical sten-
ographers, or occupational therapists,
have been requisted to volunteer im-
mediately for service.
A most important assignment in
the Army's Medical Department is
that of laboratory technician. Nor-
mal color vision is imperative in this
assignment which is open to college
women holding B. S. degrees with
majors in entomology, bacteriology,

parasitology, or biochemistry. Non-
college women may be recommended
for the Army's four month course at
a medical technicians school if they
held high grades upon high school
graduation and have worked in a
hospital, in public health, in a com-
mercial laboratory, or as a doctor's
Grad in WACs
Pvt. Mairse Beatty, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Beatty of
Ann Arbor, and an August gradu-
ate of the University, has just fin-
ished her basic training at Fort Des
Moines, Iowa, and is now taking the
Laboratory Technician's Course at
the Attbury General Hospital in Att-
bury, Ill. Pvt. Beatty, who majored
in history and took a minor in chem-
istry while at the University, has
stated repeatedly in her letters home
that she enjoys the work very much.
, WACs in the Medical Department
are receiving valuable training in a
profession of high purpose, a train-
ing which now enables them to do
the work of caring for and healing
the men who are fighting, and which
will, in civilian life after the war,
enable them to step into a variety of
jobs which require specialized medi-
cal training.
All houses in which University
coeds reside, except local students,
will be subject to call by members
of Judiciary Council, according to
Natalie Mattern, chairman.
Any person found violating the
quiet hoos of the house as speci-
fled in the president's report to the
Council will be asked to appear
before the Council and will be
subject to social probation.

Ingenuity in Shopping Will Make
Y One To Be Remembered

Probably your friends can clock v
off the Christmases when they were
under ten? Big doll at five, doll
carriage at six, doll house at seven,
scooter at eight, puppy at nine, they
got a lot of things on each of those
Christmases but always there was
one that was so important, so unmis-
takably the belle of the ball, that it
serves as a year-mark.
And that's what Christmas ought
to b&-not merely a collection of
sweaters and bathrobes, bath salts
and cologne. As long as we give and
get gifts, we're entitled to one that
lingers on in fact or in memory. So
here are a few to mull over-to help
answer the question of "What Shall
I Buy Her for Christmas."
Stationery Die
She's probably been drawing fancy
designs, of her monogram in her
notebook for several years now, so
why not consider a stationery die for
Christmas? With some really re-
Dental Technicians
Aid Medical Corps
Teeth outnumber men in the Army,
and the WAC dental technician
makes ,possible many more appoint-
ments per day than would be possi-
ble without her assistance. Success-
ful completion of high school, plus a
minimum of six month's civilian
training by an ethical dentist or sin-
cerity of purpose and proper ability
are the only requirements necessary
for women who wish to enter this
field in the Army Medical Depart-

spectable stationery for its first bow.
Or better still how about an old-
fashioned letter seal. Any silversmith
will make them from a piece of old
silver flatware. He cuts off the han-
dle and to it attaches a monogram
engraved in reverse. She'll never
part with it, because aside from the
pleasure of sealing up letters with
her own personal monogram, the
seal is a lifetime desk treasure.
Why not consider a big jewelry
box with compartments? It doesn't
hurt to hope, does it? But seriously,
she'll be crazy over one of those
leather jobs, about six or eight inch-
es deeD, ten inches long and six inch-
es wide.
To Hold Whatnots
It has a little removable tray,
usually one compartment that covers
over with a bit of velvet. And it is
exactly what the doctor ordered for
the top of a dressing table. In it now
will go her bobbie pins (practically
jewels anyhow), safety pins, junk
jewelry, curlers and what not. It
might even encourage orderliness.
But with her name on it, and a little
box of leather-preserver to keep it
lovely-she'll not soon forget the
Christmas that brought such a gift
'to her.
Get the idea? One present that
will outlast the spring to come-one
present that is distinctly her own,
keyed to her. You can think of lots
more of the same. It's easy once you
start your brain working.

Engagement Told
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Galansky of St.
Louis, Mo. announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Bernice to
Lt. Morley Kurt, Army Medical Corps,
of Ottawa, Canada.
Miss Galansky was a member of
the graduating class of '44 and re-
ceived her degree in English honors.
While enrolled at the University Miss
Galansky was a member of Alpha Ep-
silon Phi sorority and Scroll, senior
women's honorary society. She was a
winner of a 1944 Hopwood award in
the essay division, and served as
editorial director of the Gargoyle.
Lt. Kurt attended Magill Univer-
sity where he was president of Zeta
Beta Tau fraternity. Lt. Kurt in-
terned at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New
York and later became chief resi-
dent physician of Mt. Sinai Hospital.
At present, he is stationed at Jeffer-
son Barracks, Mo.
Members of the Figure Skating
Club are asked to note the change
in time for skating this week.
Members must be on the ice by
3 p.m. today or tomorrow.
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There will be a meeting of th
central committee of Sgph Projec
at 5 p.m. today in the Undergrad
nate Office of the League.

Give a Girl a SWATR
...and steal her heart away!
Give her the prettiest, softest
dream.of-a-sweater you can find!
100% Wool
Bermuda Originals
Cardigan or Slipover style
1Frwu a iterry Christ umas selection!
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COSMETICS to keep Her happy in the New Year!
You'll be sure to please that special smoothie, who always smells
so sweet, with a cosmetic set filled with luxuries. T USSY, DOROTHY
GRAY, and OLD SOUTH fill their boxes with their own delicious
snichling cologn e, talcu, and sachet.

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manship of the delicate design on the gold and silver cases, and
be equally happy with leather or tortoise-shell,.

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Play Santa to your favorite man with a leather wallet that has
compart-ments for everything imaginable. I ncidentally, there are
plenty of transparent cases for your snapshot to smile out at him.

For those Moments of Relaxation'

He'll thank you over and over again during the year for the pipe k
you gave him for Christ nmas, and every time he lights up and smokes
contentedly, he'll receive even more enjoyment. It's a ' gift that will
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