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WOMEN'S
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WOMEN'S
SECTION

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1945

Orientation

Week

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Fresh men

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League Council Will Formulate
Plans Emphasizing Traditions'

Drive To Increase
Total of Active Coeds
"Our main job will be to bring
back traditions of Michigan, Soph
Cabaret, Junior Girls Play, Frosh
Project, Theatre Arts, Michelbdeon,
as well as the class dances," Nora
MacLaughlin,president of the League
Council (formerly the Women's War
Council) announced recently.
"Since the war is over, the League
and the Union should now have a
better chance to work together more
closely. The two groups have a com-
mon goal in working up Michigan
spirit through the rebirth of her tra-
ditions and projects," Miss Mac-
Laughlin continued.
Back to Tradition
Women's activities will once again
begin to center about the traditional
League projects, rather than the ac-
tivities of a more emergency type.
These "War" projects will be cut
down as the demand for them is
lessened.
However, the drive to get as many
women as possible to come out for
activities will continue, as the inter-
est in activities has not decreased
with the cessation of the war. Re-
cruiting of women interested in ac-
tivities will take place at mass meet-
ings at the beginning of every se-
mester, as well as in the individual
meetings of each project.
Two Goals
With the changeover in title, the
Panhel Board
Regulates All
Sorority Activity
Members of Panhellenic Associa-
tion, central organization of all affil-
iated women comprising the 18 sor-
orities on campus, will find their
main task this year in reconverting.
from their wartime function as spon-
sor of war projects to their former
office of regulating inter-sorority ac-
tivities.
Panhel, in conjunction with As-
sembly, holds weekly meetings of all
house presidents at which time the
individual problems of the various
houses are considered jointly. These
discussions include scholarship and
activities participation of members.
New Contact Rules
Although the formal rushing period
is scheduled for the first of the sec-
ond semester, the organization will e
busy all year working to improve the
system.
During the coming year, a new set
of contact rules governing rushing
will be in effect. Formerly, prospect-
ive rushees and affiliated women were
restricted in their contacts until the
rushing period was concluded. This
year, the sole restraining feature is
that women who intend to rush are
asked not to visit sorority houses be-
fore rushing begins.
Informal Rushing
Sororities whose membership is be-
low the quota of 60 members set by
the University, will rush informally
during the fall semester. The date
and houses which will participate will
be announced in The Daily.
Women who plan to rush during
the formal period will have opportu-
nity to register at the League in the
latter part of February.-
Panhellenic Board, executive com-
mittee of the Association, includes
the following officers: Marian John-
son of Kappa Kappa Gamma, presi-
dent; Doris Heidgen of Gamma Phi
Beta, vice-president; Carol Evans of
Sorosis, secretary, Betty Hendel of
Alpha Epsilon Phi, treasurer; and
Nancy Jefford of Delta Gamma, rush-
ing chairman.
_ War Activities
Panhel was in full support of war
activities during the past years. Not-
able among their projects were the
surgical dressing unit, the USO, Rus-

Sian War Relief, the drive for books
to send prisoners of war, and the
paper drive.
On the more social side, Panhel
and Assembly joined forces to pre-
sent "Your Lucky Strike," a formal
dance featuring Gene Krupa and his
orchestra. Panhel Ball plans are not
yet formulated for the coming year,
but it is indicated that the custom
will be continued.
A meeting to explain the methods
and purposes of the rushing system
to new students is scheduled for
early in the fall semester. Another
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League Council takes for its goal
two jobs: first, to finish up the war
activities such as the War Bond Sales
handled by the junior women, the
USO, and the hospital volunteers,
which is the sophomore project; and
secondly, the work on Michigan spirit

NORA
. president

MacLAUGHLIN
of the League Council

through the revival of traditions and
projects.
Members of the League Executive
Board are Miss MacLaughlin, Alpha
Chi Omega, president; Ruthann
Bales, Delta Gamma, Judiciary presi-
dent; Betty Vaughn, Kappa Alpha
Theta, head of orientation; Jane
Strauss, Sigma Delta Tau, secretary,
and' Jean Gaffney, Delta Gamma,
treasurer. Other members of - the
League Council are Dorothy Wantz,
Delta Gamma, head of social com-
mittee: Barbara Osborne of Martha
Cook, WAA pesident; Marian John-
son, Kappa Kappa Gamma, president
of Panhellenic; Helen Alpert of Tap-
pan House, president of Assembly;
Dona Guimaraes of Pi Beta Phi, mer-
itstutorial, and the Women's Editor
of The Daily.
Project Chairman
These women have been chosen for
'their jobs by petitioning and inter-
viewing, and all of them have been
active in extra-curricular activities.
The functions of these committees
are all different, and each commit-
tee is staffed with juniors and soph-
omore volunteers.
Class project chairmen are also
contributory members of the League
Council. Cynthia Coates, Pi Beta
Phi, is chairman of Soph project, and
Ann Lippencott of Kappa Alpha
Theta is chairman of the Junior Girls
Project. Other contributing members
are Olive Chernow, USO representa-
tive, and Bunny Hall, president of
Women's Glee Club..
Alumnae Open
New, Residence
Begun in 1937, by nationwide con-
tributions from alumnae clubs, the
Mary Bartron Henderson House will
open its door to 15 coeds this fall.
Conducted in the same manner as
Alumnae house, Henderson house,
located at 1330 Hill, will be a co-oper-
ative residence, aimed at improving
the standards of cooperative living.
Huber Residence Purchased
The alumnae clubs had first de-1
cided to erect a building foithe coeds,
but since wartime restrictions halted
plans for this, the purchase of the
Huber residence was accepted as an
alternative. Surrounded by extensive
grounds, and well constructed, the
alumnae feel sure that there will be
enough space to accommodate the
necessary extension.
Because of the housing shortage,
the Board of Governors has agreed
to open the house this fall, although
plans were originally indicated that
the Henderson House would open in
the fall of 1947, after the planned
expansion and improvements had
been made.
Repair Work Done
The plans also called for the build-
ing to accommodate 25 women, but
because of the building material
shortage this year the house will
only hold 15. Some repair work is
being done this year such as the en-
largement of the kitchen and parti-
tions for fire escape purposes.
Women for these dormitories have

Deans Locate
Enough Housing
For All Women
In spite of an expecea enrollment
of an estimated four hundred more
women than last year (according to
University News Service Predictions)
and a housing shortage, all women
students who have been admitted to
the University who had made appli-
cations for rooms have been provided
with housing accommodations.
Additional space was provided by
taking over Victor Vaughan, former
men's house, putting more women in
Stockwell Hall, Martha Cook Build-
ing and other dormitories, finding
3'3 new League houses and a few ad-
ditional rooms in private homes, and
granting an increased number of
women special permission to live in
private homes.
The University stopped admit-
ting out-state students August 18
because no more accommodations
were available. Dean Alice C. Lloyd
points out that no Michigan girl
was deried admission at any time
because of lack of housing space,
and that at all times women veter-
ans, public health nurses, and
scholarship holders were given spe-
cial consideration.
Women are now living in dormi-
tories, converted fraternities, sorori-
ties, League houses, cooperatives, pri-
vate homes, and the Michigan
League.
Victor Vaughan, formerly a dor -
mitory. for male medical students,
has been taken over and will house
186 women. Stockwell Hall, built to
accommodate 388 women, will house
414 women, 38 more than last year.
Additional accommodations were se-
cured by making some of the larger
single rooms into doubles, and mov-
ing in extra beds, desks, chairs and
lamps. Mosher-Jordan Hall will ac-
commodate a combined total of 437
students, approximately the same as
last year.'
The Martha Cook Building Board
of Governors agreed to accept 18
more women than last year, bring-
ing the house total to 152. Martha
Cook was planned to house 112 stu-
dents, and has three times accept-
ed increases in the number of resi-
dents.
Francis C. Shiel, acting director
and business manager of residence
halls, announced that the room rent
for single rooms which have been
converted into doubles and for dou-
bles which are now triples will be
reduced to $35 a term. The cost of
board in University houses will be
$1.30 a day, a ten-cent a day in-
crease over last year's rates and a
twenty-cent increase a day over 1943
rates.
Betsy Barbour and Helen Newberry
will have slight increases over last
year's figures, and Adelia Cheever,
Mary Markley, and University house
will house no additional women. Hen-
derson house will house fifteen women
and will open for the first time this
year. (See story on this page).
A total of 323 women will live in
ten converted fraternity houses
operated under University manage-
ment. Seven of the seventeen fra-
ternity houses occupied by women
last year have returned to the
fraternities, and three new houses,
Adams, Baldwin and State Street
houses, have been added.
The Michigan League has convert-
ed more of its guest rooms into rooms
for students employed in the build-
ing, and will house 20 students instead
of last year's 14.
A total of 89 League houses have
been opened, 33 more than last year.
Altogether, over 12 hundred
women will be living in "supple-
mentary housing" which includes
League houses, cooperatives, pri-
vate homes, the Michigan League,
Hillel Foundation. An estimated

four to five hundred women have
special permission to live in private
homes.
It is impossible to predict the num-
ber of cancellations which will be
received, but some women who plan-
ned to enroll in the fall term are now
planning to marry returning veter-
ans, or "take off" a sem, Ater from
an accelerated program now that war
time pressure for speed is off.
Temporary housing for approxi-
mately thirty women is available, and
students who arrive in Ann Arbor
without pre-arranged housing ac-
commodations are to report imme-
diately to the Office of the Dean of
Women.
Last year, 4,800 women were en-
rolled, approximately 1,000 more
than in 1942, according to the Uni-

Today, Tomorrow
President, Dean Lloyd To Hold Receptions;
Athletic Association Provides Style Show
As Over 100 Upperclass Advisors Help

COED DILEMMA-This is one of the first difficult decisions women
must make on their own at the University. Phi Betes to the right,
party gals, left.
CAMPUS LEADERS:
Top Scholars, BWOC's Win
Membership in Honoraries

All entering freshmen and trans-
fers as well as over 100 upperclass-
men advisors are participating in the
Orientation Week which began Wed-
nesday and extends until noon Wed-
nesday.
The advisors are headed by Betty
Vaughn and Charles Helmick, under
the faculty direction of Miss Ethel
MacCormick of the Michigan League,
and Dean Philip Bursley, Director of
Orientation.
Fresman Rally
"The highlight of our program this
year will be the Freshman Rally, and
its counterpart for the transfers,"
said Miss Vaughn. In preceeding
years they have had a skit night at
Assembly Group
Includes 3,000
Independents
Every independent, non-affiliated
woman is automatically a member of
Assembly Association, a business and
social organization, headed this year
by Helen Alpert of Tappan House.
Dormitory, league house, auxiliary
dorm and cooperative house residents'
meet weekly with the Assembly Board
during the year to coordinate activ-
ities and interests. Approximately
3,000 women are members of the or-
ganization.
Mass Meeting Will Be Held
A mass meeting of all independent
women will be sponsored by Assem-
bly, November 12, as the opening
event of Independent Fortnight. Dur-
ing the subsequent week, members of
Assembly Board will visit every resi-
dence, explaining the functions, ac-
tivities, and plans of the group.
Membership cards will be distribu-
ted at this time, which will be needed
later in the semester for various As-
sembly functions. "Independent Fort-
night is an old tradition revived this
year in order to better acquaint new
women on campus with their organ-
ization, Assembly," according to Hel-
en Alpert, president.
The program for the coming year
includes league house dances, ex-
change teas, and bridge nights, all
of which are designed to help the
small house resident meet more wom-
en and expand her interests.
Recognition Night, November 28,
will climax the Independent Fort-
night. At this time, honors v'ill be
meted out to outstanding unaffiliated
women.
Board Recently Reorganized
Assembly Board central committee
was recently reorganized to meet the
large demands of increased numbers
of independent women and more
widespread participation in student
activities. Five members, in addition
to the president, comprise the Board:
two vice-presidents, two activities
chairmen, and a secretary-treasurer.
The two vice-presidents are in
charge of stimulating activity par-
ticipation in dormitories and league
houses. Elaine Baily, of Stockwell,
will supervise the dorms, and May
Ellen Wood, of Martha Cook, heads
the league houses.
Minutes of Assembly Council meet-
ings and of house presidents' meet-
ings will be taken by Mary Alice
Dunivan, of Stockwell, secretary-
treasurer. Other tasks include keep-
ing the Assembly scrapbook andman-
aging the finances of the independent
group.
Grace Hansen, of Mosher, will han-
dle activities sheets for the dormi-
tories, and June Gummerson, of Mar-
tha Cook, will head league houses in
the same capacity. Each residence is
scored on its participation, and the
winning house is ultimately rewarded
at Recognition Night the following
year. Contributing activities include
work in the laundry, serving in dor-
mitories, acting on League commit-
tees, ushering, participation in Play
Production, buying stamps and bonds
and similar activities.

Social Activities
Last year, Assembly, in conjunction
with Panhel nresented "Your Lucky

To

Freshman Rally

Be Presented

which the freshmen performed in
original five minute skits, but 'this
year we have decided to let the fresh-
men sit back and enjoy themselves
while the upperclassmen perform,"
she continued.
"We have been working hard on
this idea all summer, and are pre-
senting a skit highlighting soph cab-
aret, one from last year's Junior Girls'
'Take It From There,' and a League
Council skit. After the skits there
will be two short movies, 'Michigan
on the March,' and the movies taken
at last year's Memorial Day parade,"
Miss Vaughn concluded.
Freshman Rallies
The freshman rallies are scheduled
to take place from 7 p. m. to 9:30 p.
m. today and tomorrow in theLeague.
The sophomore skit will be directed
by Ruth McMorris, the juniors' un-
der Jayne Gourley, and the League
Council skit was written by Dona
Guimaraes.
President an d Mrs. Alexander
Ruthven will entertain all new stu-
dents and their advisors at two af-
ternoon receptions and the entering
women will also have coffee hours
with Dean Alice C. Lloyd.
Style Show
At the request of many of the up-
p-rclass students and freshmen,plans
for a Date Bureau are being made.
This organization will help the fresh-
men and transfers become acquaint-
ed.
WAA also presented a style show
for the incoming freshmen women
at 3 p. m. yesterday at the Rackham
Building.
The women's orientation .commit-
tee is composed of Natalie McGuire,
head of transfer orientation, Mau-
reen Ryan, assistant freshman chair-
man; Lois Iverson, secretary and
publicity; Jean Kerr, information
booth; Joan Wilk, assistant transfer
head; and Nancy March, transfer in-
formation booth.
Transfer Advisors
Transfer advisors include Sue Cur-
tis, Naomi Greenberger, Betty Rosen-
blum, Carol Watt, Virginia Mast,
Ruth Kronberg, Betty Pritchard, Al-
ene Loeser, Olive Chernow, Rene
Kaire and Patricia Planck.
Freshman advisers are Nora Alt-
man, Elaine Bailey, Irma Bluestein,
Mary Bronson, Patricia Daniels, Pa-
tricia DuPont, Carol Giordano, Pris-
cilla Hodges, Margaret Kohr, Fern
McAllister, Claire Macaulay, Jean
Morgan, Harriet Pierce, Ann Schue-
macher, Christine Smith and Bev-
erly Wittan.
List Continues
The listncontinues with Dorothy
Watson, Margaret Gage, Judith Rado,
Janet Morgan, Jean Kerr, Florence
Kingsbury, Josephine Simpson, Ruth
McMorris, Carolyn Daley, Nina Goeh-
ring, Jean Louise Hole, Betty Lou
Bidwell, Dorothea Mountz, Margaret
Jean Nichol, Barbara Dewey, Norma
Crawford, Ann Robinson, Mary Coch-
ran, Ruth Eberhardt, Charlotte Bo-
brecker, Alice Miller, Katherine
Truesdell, Dorothy Gray, Lois Bassett,
Doris Krueger, Ann Lippencott, Ar-
line Ely, Joy Altman, Nancy Hub-
bard, Joan Stevens and Ellen Hill.
Also included are Barbara Everett,
Naomi Ann Buehler, Phyllis Delber,
Dorothy Congo, Marilyn Holtom,
Catherine Schneider, Dorothy Philip-
po, Jane Etters, Ann Hanselman,
Betty Kamens, Estelle Klein, Ann-
ette Frieden, Audrey Burnard, Helen
See ORIENTATION, Page 2
Cards Needed
For Living Out
Special permission cards must be
issued to all women undergraduate
students living outside University-
approved accommodations: that is,
all undergraduates living in private
homes or houses not officially inspec-
ted and approved. This includes un-
dergraduates, no matter what age,
married or single, veterans, girls liv-

ing with relatives including girls liv-
ing at home.
Special permissions may be issued
by the Office of the Dean of Women

Greek letters galore are bestowed
on those who aspire to a high scho-
lastic career of the active life of a
Michigan BWOC.
While the reward for effort goes
chiefly to juniors and seniors, fresh-
man women are eligible for member-
ship in Alpha Lambda Delta. A half
A half B average for the first seme-
ster's work is the basis for member-
ship in this the only freshman
Women's Staff
Needs Workers
Fun, newspaper experience, and in-
teresting work are among the attrac-
tions of working on The Daily wom-
en's staff.
Shortly after the opening of the
term, a mass meeting will be held for
all women interested in working on
the women's staff. First-semester
women are not permitted to do pub-
lication work, but second-semester
freshmen and upperclass transfers
are eligible for participation.
Practical Training
The Daily women's staff offers an
opportunity for coeds to combine get-
ting practical training for a newspa-
per career with their interest in keep-
ing abreast of world and campus
happenings. In addition, there is the
thrill of getting the news first hand
and of hearing the bells on the tele-
type when a big story breaks. The
women's staff is now the chief source
of news of the many women's campus
projects.
Experience Not Necessary
Previous experience is not a pre-
requisite for the staff. Members of
the tryout staff are given instruc-
tion in all types of writing from
straight news copy to weddings and
engagements to fashion articles. A

women's honor society. Three years
of such scholastic effort will be
acknowledged by membership in Phi
Beta Kappa or Phi Kappa Phi, the
former including in its membership
only students in the Literary and
Education schools.
Mortarboard Demands High Average
While service in a variety of campus
activities, The Daily, the League, etc.,
will put one in line for consideration
for Mortarboard, national women's
honorary society for senior women a
scholastic average of at least .3 of a
point above the campus average is a
standard requirement. Members wear
a miniature mortar board of black
and gold as their pin.
Scroll and Senior society are de-
signed for senior affiliated and un-
affiliated women respectively. Ser-
vice to the campus as a whole is the
main function of these three senior
honorary societies. As one of their
functions last year Mortarboard
members undertook the tutoring of
returning veterans in difficult sub-
jects. Senior society selected as its
project that of being big sisters to
independent women living in League
houses.
Wyvern Taps to a Chant
The chant "Damm, Damm, Damm"
has catised many a University offi-
cial to wonder what was to come next,
yet this is the tapping song for
Wyvern, the organization for junior
women. Yellow and brown was adopt-
ed by this third year group as their
colors. Limited to twenty members,
Wyvern taps twice a year in spring
and fall.
Jean Gaffney is president of
Mortarboard, Jean Pines, president of
Scroll, Clare MacCaulay, president of
Senior Society, and Ellen Hill, presi-
dent of Wyvern.
Skii, Sleds, Skates,
Pnri iln e in \Ainfpr

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