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USO Will Hold
Formal Dance,d
Fa~rewell T'ea
Campus Veterans, Servicemen
Invited to Final Party Today;
Burmeister's Band Will Play
The Ann Arbor USO will wind up
its activities with a Valentine dance
to be held today from 8:30 p.m. to
midnight and a farewell tea and open
house from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow at
Harris Hall.
Traditional red and white decora-
tions will carry out a Valentine theme
for the dance, which vlli be formial.
Howard Burmeister's Orchestra will
provide music for the dancers, and a
floor show will be presented during
intermission. Refreshments will be
All Veterans Will Be Honored
The party will honor all veterans
on campus, and each may bring his
wife or a guest. All present and for-
mer hostesses, as well as all service-
men on campus, are cordially in-
vited to attend.
The final open house will begin at
3 p.m. Sunday with an invocation de-
livered by the Rev. Dr. Leonard- A.
Parr, followed by greetings from
Mayor William Brown, Col. Reginald
R. Miller and Capt. Woodson V.
Michaux, heads of the Army and
Navy units on campus, and Rabbi
Jehudah M. Cohen, president of te
community fund drive.
Provost Adams Will Speak
Provost James P. Adams will be
the main speaker, and certificates of
recognition for distinguished service
by junior and senior volunteers will
be presented by Chester Stone. The
.Navy band will play for the occasion,
and the Navy choir will sing.
Osias Zwerdling, president of the
Apan Arbor USO Council, will preside
and the p rogram will close with a
benediction by Monseigneur Warren
"In sincere appreciation to more
than 2,000 volunteer citizens who wel-
comed thousands of servicemen and
made the Ann Arbor USO a home
away from home, the USO Council
extends a cordial invitation to all
Ann Arbor to the farewell tea and
open house," Zwerdling announced.
. V - rI .s
Veterans Ball
Set for March
Following a meeting of the cen-
tral committee of the Veteran's Ball,
announcement has been made that
the dance will be held the latter part
of March in the Intramural Building.
Open to all University students,
the affair will be the first large, all-
campus dance of its ,kind to be spon-
sored by the Veteran's Organization.
Bill Short, general chairman, re-
vealed that an outside dance band
will be featured and an unusual
theme will be carried out in the dec-
Nine Coeds Initiated
By Mu Phi £psi"Ion
Mu Phi Epsilon, national profes-
sional music sorority, initiated nine
new pledges at the home of Mrs. Paul
R. Kempf.
* The pledges are Doris Gale, Joyce
Lawrence, Marjorie Lundin, Evelyn
Olsen, Phyllis Stevenson, Marion
Stone, Barbara Lee Smith, Lorraine
Zeeuw, and Carolyn Street.
Doris Gale and Joyce Lawrence,
pianists, and Barbara Lee Smith and
Carolyn Street, contraltos, will per-
form for a formal initiation musicale
to be held at 8 p.m. Monday, at the
home of Mrs. Wassily Besekirsky.

First Women to Attend UniversityBraved Unique Hardships

For approximately thre--quartersd
of a century the doors of the Uni-
versity of Michigan have been wide+
open to women, but before 1866 no
feminine metatarsals ever t r o d:
across the diagonal or wended their
weary way to an 8:00 class.
In the fall of 1806 the first woman
to attend classes at Michigan liter-
ally sneaked in the back door and sat
trembling in her first class recita-
tion, waiting for the advent of her1
dreaded classmates. Would they hiss
and howl? Surprisingly enough theyE
only murmured and then were silent.
(They probably were speechless from
the shock).
This first b~rave sozal was Alice
Boise Wood, who, upon graduating
from high school in Ann Arbor, beg-
ged her father, a professor at the
University, to allow her to continue
the study ofl her favorite subject,
(reek, at the University.
The son of Dr. Haven, then presi-
dent of Michigan, graduated from
high school the same time as Alice.
At the close of the last public Greek
examination in June 1866, Alice, her
father, and Dr. Haven and his son
were standing with the teacher.
Alice's father then laid one hand
on the shoutlder~ of yoaung Haven and
one on .Alice's .shoulder and said;
gazing earnestly at Haven, "and
your son can go on, but my daugh-
ter cannot!" But she did!
Soon she was admitted to other
classes where she far outshone her
fellow classmates. Someone once
aptly called her "The Entering
Wedge for Women", and it was then
that she realized she was represent-
ing her whole sex and was not study-
ing for herself alone. She knew she
mustn't fail and applied herself tire-
About two years later, heated dis-
cussions about admission of women
into the University broke out into
the open and soon the State Legis-
lature took up thle proposition.:So
it was in the fall of 1869 that thej
first woman was legally admitted in-
to the University of Michigan. She
came from Kalamazoo, her name was

Louisa Stockwell. (Yes, Stockwell
dorm is named after her). Dignified,
cultured, and of fine mind, she at
once commanded respect.
She had many interesting experi-
ences in her lonely college life, but
one in particular stands out sym-
bolically. "As she was leaving the
campus early in her college career,
a group of young men formed in lines
on either side of the diagonal walk
leading to State Street hoping to
stare Miss Stockwell out of count-
enance as she ran the gauntlet of
young gentlemen who thought the
male mind alone worthy of higher
education. But as one of the young
men afterwards said, 'Miss Stock-
well seemed wholly unconscious that

1ll this demonstration could be in ever, "made dizzy by the height of
her honor, and she walked serenely their pedestals," often expressed
down the aisle of crest-fallen men, open disapproval. The female as-
who turned away shame-faced.'" pirants of education were usually
Instead of the nonchalance of to- never called on in class. One girl
day, early Michigan coeds huddled did her assignment for her trigo-
together on campus like frightened nometry class faithfully every day,-
sheep trying to get to classes before but was never called upon to recite.
the change of hour, when the feet At the end of the term the professor
of scores cf young men could have apologized saying that he knew she
trampled them _ as they swvarmeunderstood the work and the boys
through the halls. The girls all felt needed the drill. There were many
the antagonism, both from students professors, on the other hand, who
and professors, but were willing to 'esigned themselves and tried gen-
submit to every trial, not sure but -rously to make life easier for them.
they deserved all the censure they Thus from the first bands of ostra-
received. cized women, who dared enter Mich-
igan as coeds, approximately 1,000
The relation between professors each year now receive degrees on an
and college women was unusually equal plane and with equal honor
pleasant and dignified. Some, how- as men.


TRADING SIGNATURES-Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nirnitz and tiny
film star Margaret O'riexi swaip autographs while attending a Roose-
velt birthday dinner at a hotel in Washington.


Panhel Solves
Any coed planning to rush during
the next semester may ask questions
concerning the campus sororities at
the Panhellenic Office of the League.
"It has been the custom in former
years for the coeds wishing sorority
information to go to the Office of
the Dean of 'Women; however this
year all questions of this sort will
be handled by the Panhellenic itself,
said Nancy Jefford, Rushing Secre-
tary of the organization.
The panhellenic office will be open
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. every day ex-
cept Sunday until the end of the
semester for the coeds who wish to
take advantage of this opportunity.
Registration for rushing will take
place the first Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday ofathe next semester said
Miss Jefford, and no woman can sign
up unless she brings her report card.
Only a report card will be accepted
for registration, and women plan-
ning to participate in rushing are
urged to have their report cards with
JGP Announces
Social Dance Class
Contest Winners
The winners of the elimination
contest held by Junior Girls Project
social dancing classes were announc-
ed recently by Ann Lippincott, JGP
The finalists in the Wednesday
night classes held for Chinese stu-
dents were Gordon Berry and Elea-
nor Ramsay, first; Sammy Yu and
Joan Schlee, second; and S. V. Sun
and Marty Dieffenbacher, third.
Prizes were also awarded to Hua-
Tung Lee and Dorothy Watson, T.
K. Woo and Janie Houston, and
Sungsberi Mo and Elizabeth Makiel-
This class is being given at the
special request of a group of Chinese
students. Junior women act as hos-

House Et'ents
Fraternities hold the spotlight in
house events this week-end.
Theta Delta Chi will honor its
pledges at a dinner and formal dance
from 7:30 p.m. until midnight today.
Sigma Chi fraternity is giving an
informal dance for its new initiates
from 9 p.m. until midnight today.
On Saturday's schedule are dances
to be given by Alpha Tau Omega andI
Sigma Phi Epsilon from 9 p.m. until'
A formal dinner-dance honoring
February graduates will be given by
members of Beta Theta Pi fratern-
ity from 9 p.m. until midnight.

MUSBEis alost here!.

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305 South State Street

Division at Catherine
The Rev. Henry Lewis, D.D., Rector
The Rev. A. Shrady Hill, Curate
8:00 A.M.: Holy Communion.
9:45 A.M.: 8th-10th grade class, Page Hall.
11:00 A.M.: Junior Church.
11:00 A.M.: Morning Prayer. Sermon by Mr.
6:00 P.M.: H-Square Club.
6:00 p.m. Cantebury Club Supper and Meeting.
The Rev. Mr. Hill will show colored slides of
the service .ofHoly Communion.
8:00 p~m. Eveniing :Prayer.
8:30 p.m. Adult Confirmation Class, Tatlock
During the Week
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. Holy Communion, Altar for
Wednesday, 7:15 a.m. Holy Communion (fol-
lowed by breakfast at Student Center. Reser-
vations, 5790).
Friday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Open House, Student
Cent r.
(D"sciples ofChrist)
Hill and Tappan (24-24-5)
F. E. Zendt, Minister
Mrs. Howard B. Farrar, Director of Music
Congregational=Disciples Guild House
438 Maynard Street (5838)
H. L. Pickerill, Director of Student Work
Patricia Kelly, Associate Director,
9:45 A.M.: Church School. Guild Bible Study
10:50 A.M.: Morning Worship. Nursery for
children ages 2-8 years
5:00 P.M.: Guild Sunday Evening Hour.
The Congregational and Disciples Guild will
hold its su.pper and meeting in the Social Hall
of the Congregational Church, corner of State
and Williams. A report on "Urbana 1945" the
national Methodist student conference will be
given by Gale Potee, a graduate from the Uni-
versity and from this Guild last year, and
"Buff" Wright, a member of the Wesleyan
Guild. This will be followed by an installation
and dedication service for new officers.
7:30 P.M.: Christian Youth Fellowship. A pro-
gram of worship, study,srecreation and singing
for high school students.
1432 Washtenaw.
W. P. Lemon and James Van Pernis, Ministers.
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, Director of Music
and Organist.
9:30 A.M.: Church School Intermediate, Senior
10:20 A.M.: Junior Department.
10:45 A.M.: Nursery, Beginner and Primary De-
10:45 A.M.: Morning Worship. Sermon by Dr.
Lemon, "Youth Speaks Up."
5:00 P.M.: Westminster Guild speaker will be a
Presbyterian Missionary from Korea, Rev.
Samuel H. Moffett. Supper will be served
at 6:00 pj .
7:00 P.M.: Tuxis Society devotions and discus-
sion in the Vance Parlor.
409 S. Division St.
10:30 A.M.: Sunday Lesson Sermon. Subject:
11:45 A. M.: Sunday School.
8:00 P. M.: Wednesday evening testimonial
This church maintains a free Reading Room
at 706 Wolverine Building, Washington at 4th,
which is open daily except Sundays and holidays
from 11:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Here the Bible and
Christian Science literature including all of Mrs.
Mary Baker Eddy's works may be read, borrowed
or purchased.

State and William Streets
Minister, Rev. Leonard A. Parr, D.D.
Director of Student Work, Rev. H. L. Pickerill
Ass't. Director of Student Work, Miss Patricia
Director of Music, Howard B. Farrar
Organist, Howard R. Chase
9:15 A.M.: Bible Study class in church parlor
for High School Students.
9:30 A.M.: Junior and Intermediate Depart-
ment of the Church School.
9:45 A.M.: Primary and Kindergarten.
10:45 A.M.: Service of Public Worship, Dr.
Parr will speak on the subject "Life's Boom-
5:00 P.M.: The Congregational-Disciles Stu-
dent Guild will meet at the Church for a
cost supper (25c) followed by a report on
"Urbana 1945" the national Methodist Stu-
dent conference given by Gale Potee and
"Buff" Wright. The evening will close with
an installation and dedication service for
new officers.
For National Lutheran Council Students
1304 Hill Street
Henry O. Yoder, Pastor
Zion Lutheran Church-
E. Washington and S. Fifth Ave.
The Rev. E. C. Stellhorn, Pastor
10:30 A.M.: Worship Service
7:30 P.M.: Holy Communion Service
Trinity Lutheran Church-
E. William St. and S. Fifth Ave.
The Rev. Walter Brandt, Pastor
10:30 A.M.: Worship Service
- Lutheran Student Association--
Zion Parish Hall
9:15 A.M.: Bible Study at Association Center,
1304 Hill St.
5:00 P.M.: Zion Parish Hall-"Study and Ap-
preciation of Hlmns."
6:00 P.M.: Supper and fellowship hour.
120 South State
Ministers-James Brett Kenna and Robert H.
Music-Hardin A. Van Deursen, director.
Mary McCall Stubbins, Organist.
Student Director-Kathleen M. Davis.
9:30 A.M.: Sunday Morning Seminar. Dr. Ken-
neth L. Jones, leader. Pine Room.
10:40 A.M.: Worship Service.
10:40 A.M.: Church School for children through
1the sixth grade.
: 00P.M.: Wesleyan Guild.
State and Huron Streets
Rev. Edward H. Redman, Minister
Mr. Ernest Larson, Choir Director
Mrs. Claude Winder, Church School Supt.
10:00 A.M.: Unitarian-Friends' Church School.
10:00 A.M.: Adult Study Group. Prof. Mischa
Titiex continuing his discussion of "Indian
Cultures and Faiths."
11:00 A.M.: Service of Worship. Rev. Edward
H. Redman preaching on "Spirit of the
Times," first in a series of sermons interpret-
ing the teachings of Dr. Paul Tillich.
7:30 P.M.: Unitarian Student Group Party,
Games, Dancing, etc.
512 East Huron
' Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister
Mrs. Ruth Copps, Student Counselor
Roger Williams Guild House
502 East Huron Street
10:00 A.M.: Bible Class - College age young
people meet in the Guild House to study the
Gospel of John.
11:00 A.M.: Worship Service - "For God and
* Country," the Pastor.


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