FRIDAY, MAkII429, 1949
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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VO Dance To Be Given Today
Tickets for Feather Merchants
Ball On Sale at Union, League
The Veterans Organization will
present its all-campus semi-formal
Feather Merchants Ball from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. today in the Intramural
The music of Ray Anthony, an ex-
Navy men, will be featured at the
dance. Anthony formerly played th-
trumpet for Jimmy Dorsey and
Glenn Miller, appearing with the
latter band leader in the motion pic-
ture "Sun Valley Serenade." In 1942
he joined the Navy and appeared on
broadcasts from Great Lakes, a
well as armed forces radio broadcasts
beamed to armed forces personnel
all over the world.
Dee Keating To Sing
His civilian orchestra consists of
19 pieces, and offers dancers a swing
style of rhythm. Dee Keating has
returned from four years of retire-
ment to sing with Anthony's band.
Anthony is currently playing an ex-
tended engagement in St. Louis.
In keeping with Michigan tradition
the tradition the committee has re-
quested tiat no corsages be worn at
The Feather Merchants Ball is the
first all-campus affair to be pre-
sented by the Veterans Organization.
which hopes to make it a traditional
annual campus event. Carole Lan-
dis, cinema star, has been chosen by
the Veterans Organization to reign
as queen of the ball.
Shufhuan Inspired Title
The name of the dance was taken
from a phrase in Max Shulman's
book, The Feather Merchants, and
the decorations, which will be kept
secret as a surprise for the dancers,
will follow a feather merchants
The list of patrons for the Feath-
er Merchants Ball is headed by Presi-
dent and Mrs. Alexander G. Ruthven.
and includes Vice President and Mrs.
R. P. Briggs, Vice President and Mrs.
M. L. Niehuss, Vice President and
Mrs. J. P. Adams, Secretary and
Mrs. H. G. Watkins, Regent and Mrs.
R. S. Bishop, Regent and Mrs. A. B.
Connable, Regent and Mrs. O. K.
Eckert, Regent and Mrs. R. A. Hay-
ward, and Regent and Mrs. J. J.
The list continues with Regent and
Mrs. C. S. Kennedy, Regent and Mrs.
H. G. Kipke. Dean Joseph A. Bursley,
Dean Alice C. Lloyd, Assistant Dean
and Mrs. W. B. Rea, Assistant Dean
C. T. Olmstead, Associate Dean and
Mrs. E. A. Walter, Registrar and Mrs.
I. M. Smith, Miss Ethel A. McCor-
mick, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Sink, Dr.
and Mrs. Clark Tibbitts, and Mr. and
Mrs. S. G. Baits.
Bill Short is general chairman of
the dance, and central committee
members are Elizabeth Knowles, Ed-
ward O'Hara, Dolores Earl, Joseph
Sember, Veronica Latta, Bud Hitch-
cock, Rozann Radliff, Ben Anslow,
Josephine German, Bill Bielauskas,
Marilyn Burnes, Robert Shupe, and
Dr. Backus To Talk
At Vets' Wives Club
A meeting of the Veteran's Wives'
Club wil be held at 7:30 p.m. Mon-
day, in the Grand Rapids Room of the
The speaker of the evening will
be Dr. Ollie L. Backus, assistant pro-
fessor of the speech department. Her
topic will be "Difficulties in Speech
for Children and the Development
of Child Speech."
Preceding the speech there will be
a short business meeting during
which plans for a party to be held
Saaturday, April s, will be completed.
A social hour will complete the even-
Ribbons of silk or satin are best
washed by drawing them smoothly
between soaped fingers. Rinse by
dousing up and down in telear water
and iron on the wrong side.
Coeds To Apply
Fall Rooms Must Be Reserved;
Applications May Be Obtained
At Dean of Women's Office
Applications for housing for wom-
^n students for the six- and eight-
week summer session, as well as for
supplementary housing for the fall
lre now being accepted by the OfficeI
Df the Dean of Women.
Although not as many women are
?xpected to enroll for the summer
term this year as last, it is urged that
housing applications be turned in
:oon in order to guarantee rooms to
Engine Students Only To Dance
At This Year's Slide Rule Ball
Engineers only will celebrate at the attempt by the latter to stea
1946 edition of Slide Rule Ball, at trophy, but the engineers havea
which Ted Weems will furnish the regained it in time for the da
music, and which is to be held from This year, with more law st
9 p.m. to midnight Friday, April 12, on campus than during the war
in the Union ballroom. extraordinary efforts to captu
The formal, which is an annual slide rule are expected, but C
tradition of the Engineering School, Spaulding, spokesman for the
was opened to the entire campus committee, has expressed conf
during the wartime years, but this in the ability of the engine
year tradition is being revived and hold their own, and their slid(
only engine students will attend. -
Tickets to be Sold at Engine Arch
Tickets for the ball will be on sale,
from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m.t3 m r d h . n c v d
to~ 3 m eve 7i'r dao~ hut Saturd,'a and
Doors to Coeds Sn Wor
Th 11By M. J UT~
2 P.M.Tucsday .Ie has been a greatd
custion lately concerning
The first Leag-tw Open House to lm of overcrowding, part
be presented sinc -1942 ll be given regard to classrooms andn
from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. TIucsday in the but the coming of spring
League. new problem-the overcr
Women will be met i tie front Angell Hall steps.
and side doors at 2 p.m. and tours With the first approach
lasting for about 4 minutes will be weather, the steps are obsc
conducted throughout the afternoon sight by a seething masso
by Junior assistants. The tour will ity, seeking the rays of the;
cover the various student rooms in better view of coeds asce
the League and the uses of he rooms steps. This overcrowding
newly taken over for student use will serious difficulties to the
be explained by members of the group who would like to g
League Council. classes in Angell Hall.
All women on campus are invited There is the unfortunat
to attend the Open House which has one conscientious studentv
been designed to acquaint women ed climbing the steps on h
with their League and activities, class at 10 a.m. and beca
There will be a meeting at 4 p.m. in the mob. He didn't arriveN
the League Ballroom to explain peti- sacred portals until 3 p.m.
tioning for the League activities. realized that it was Thur
This traditional Open House will day when he didn't have a
be presented each year to enable wo- anyhow.
men to become acquainted with the There are several possibl
facilities of the League, women's for this deplorable situa
activities, and methods of petition- simplest one might be to (
ing for League positions. mission for entrance to t
shippers Jam Steps
-eaf of dis-
sun and a
go to their
te case of
his way to
Lme lost in
., when he
Hall steps and let the law of supply
and demand take care of the rest.
Another suggested solution would
be to require birth certificates for the
privilege of reposing on the steps and
denying admission to all under 21.
Our esteemed lawmakers might even
be prevailed upon to pass legislation
imposing a heavy fine upon those
who falsified their identification.
Then, too, admission might be
based upon scholarship, only those
with four point averages being ad-
mitted. This would automatically
eliminate all but the professors, but
something might have to be done
In any of these possible solutions, a
system of pathways would have to be
devised to allow people who have
classes in the buildihg to arrive with-
in an hour of the designated time.
Ushers might be hired to conduct
students through the maze to the
door. or a system of ropes might be
introduced to guide their faltering
Whatever is done to alleviate this
serious overcrowding, should be done
Uu . yvi y yJ tY tOsU LAX 'ALL 3 iL
Sunday at the Engine arch. The cash-
ier's receipt for the spring term must
be shown when buying a ticket.
The theme of the decorations will
ill who wish them. be a huge slide rule, constant com-
Certain dormitories and sorority panion and aid of engineering stud-
houses will be open during the sum- dents. Tiny slide rules will also be
mer session, and these sorority attached to the programs to be dis-
houses will also take independent tributed as favors at the dance.
women. Many of the 9 league houses Colorful Traditions
will remain open, and the Office of Some of the campus's most colorful
the Dean of Women is conferring traditions center around the huge
with the Inter-Cooperative Council slide rule which presides over the
is to what cooperative houses will be annual dance. The time-honored
,spen during the summer. feud between engine students and
lawyers culminates every year in an
Twenty women will have the op-
portunity of working and living in
the League, as they do in the spring Houses Will Hold
and fall terms. More single roomsI
3re available in the summer than in Weekend - Functions
my other semester.
To Hold Dance
Ed Morehous and his veterans'
orchestra, who played for the recent
mixer at Willow Run will be featured
at the second League House Tea
Dance which is to be held from 2 p.m.
to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the League
Coeds of zones I, II, III, and VI
will be the hostesses for the mixer
dance. No tickets will be sold at the
door and only women from the above
zones and women who live in private
homes may attend the affair. As-
sembly membership cards should be
procured before the dance.
All -campus men, especially veter-
ans, are invited to attend. There will
be a coke bar for refreshments.
Patrons for the tea dance will be
Mrs. D. J. Borden, Mrs. A. Breitmay-
er, Mrs. E. Evart. Mrs. H. W. Free-
man, Mrs. W. Hines and Mrs. P. N.
Other patrons include Mrs. A. W.
Gash, Mrs. A. Moore, Mrs. W. D. Ross,
Mrs. W. B. Simmons and Mrs. M.
G. Van Benschoten.
With the advent of spring, Michi-
gan coeds turn to thoughts of ice
cream cones, tennis, bicycles, sitting
on the library steps, and taking long
walks in the warm, spring sunshine.
All of which makes us think Ann Ar-
bor isn't so bad after all, at least, in
All women wishing summer hous-
ing should apply at the Office of the
Dean of Women as soon as possible,
where they will be referred to vacan-
cies. No room assignments will be
final until a contract has been signed
and a deposit paid.
Since the announcement last week
about supplementary housing for the
fall term, the Office of the Dean of
Women has had hundreds of room
applications, and women students
now on campus who have not made
application for fall room assignments
are urged to apply immediately. .
Many women are being referred to
league houses and are signing con-
tracts daily. Since within the next
few weeks it is expected that stu-
dents not on campus will be referred
for housing, this is the opportunity
for those on campus to apply.
Parents May Contact
Parents who would like to employ
University students to take care of
their children, especially in the even-
ing, may contact the Office of the
Dean of Women, where they will be
given the names of those women who
have applied for work as baby sitters.
At present the Office has the
names of 44 women who have applied
for this paid employment, and has a
record of their free hours. As farI
as possible the Office of the Dean of
Women will refer parents to students
living in their neighborhood, as wo-
men acting as baby-sitters must keep
University closing hours.
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203 E. Liberty 2-5616
Many organizations on campus
have planned social functions for this
first weekend of spring.
Phi Delta Theta and Pi Lambda
Phi fraternities will hold rushing
parties from 9 p.m. until midnight
tomorrow. Delta Upsilon will give a
picnic, a buffet supper, and a barn
Theta Delta Chi, Sigma Chi, Zeta
Psi, and Phi Sigma Delta will hold
record dances from 9 p.m. to mid-
Madison House will hold a dance
from 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow.
Henderson House will hold open
house from 8 p.m. to midnight to-
morrow, while Zimmer League house
will hold open house from 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. Sunday.
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