THI1Rs Y, A1?1UX. 4, 1946
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Petitions for League
Due Noon Scturdcy
Various Posts Open
To Junior Women
Who Will- Qualify
Junior petitions may be turned i
at the Undergraduate office of th
League through noon Saturday, an
petitioners should sign for interview
when they submit their petitions.
Positions open to eligible wome
who will be juniors next fall includ
three memberships on Judiciar
Council, one assistant to the secre
tary of the League, five members o
the orientation central committee
two aides to the personnel chairman
four members of the merit-tutoria
committee, six social committee aides
five assistants to the drives chairman
and two members of the publicity
Coeds may also pietition for chair-
man, assistant chairman, secretary-
treasurer, director, stage manager
music composer, lyric writer, chora
director, dance chairman, and chair-
man of the tickets, costumes, scen-
ery, properties, make-up, publicity
ushering, and programs committees
of the Junior Girls Play.
Petitions should embody the orig-
inal ideas of the person, and also a
thorough knowledge of the duties of
each petition for which she is peti-
tioning. Ruthann Bales, chairman
of the Judiciary Council, emphasized
that constructive criticisms are also
Wymen petitioning for the Judi-
ciary positions must, in addition to
petitioning and interviewing, give thc
names of a house director and an up-
perclassman as references. Eligibility
cards must be brought to all inter-
Men To Sign Today
For Dance Classes
Sponsored by JGP
Men wishing to register for the be-
ginning section of the social dancing
classes sponsored by Junior Girls
Project should sign up at 7 p.m. today
at the League.
The first class will be taught at
7:30 p.m. today, immediately follow-
ing registration. The fee will be three
dollars for a series of eight lessons.
"We hope that many veterans will
take advantage of this opportunity,
as the course is being offered to help
them and others broaden their social
life,"dAnn Lippincott, JGP chairman,
Classes for the intermediate section
of the classes will be taught at 7:30
p.m. Wednesday throughout the se-
mester, while the beginning group
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Board of Directors of the
Alumnae Council of the Alumni As-
sociation will hold a meeting at 3:30
p.m. tomorrow at the League.
Guests at the dinner following the
meeting will include President and
Mrs. Alexander Ruthven and Vice-
President and Mrs. Marvin L. Nie-
Lucille Stebbins, formerly o
the Groom-well Beauty Shop
s now at the OsERVAToy
LAUTY SALON, 1402 Wash
ington Heights. Call 2-3413
To Apply for Seven
n ' Petitioning for the seven Assembly
e Board positions for 1946-47 will con-
d tinue until noon Saturday at which
s time all petitions are due in the As-
sembly box in the Undergraduate Of-
n fice of the League.
Candidates for all positions must
- ign for an interviewing time. Inter-
' views will be held next week at the
folowing times from 4 p.m. to 5:30
p.m. Monday, Wednesc-y and Fri-
1 day and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thurs-
day in the Assembly Office on the
i hird floor of the League.
'I he positions open to independent'
coeds who can qualify are Assembly
president, vice-president of league
- houses, vice-president of dorms, sec-
, retary-treasurer, personnel chair-
- man, dorm activities chairman and
- activities chairman of league houses.
The qualifications are senior standing
next fall for all positions except sec-
ary-taurerand personnel chair-
man and good ucholastic standing.
All seniors must have had at least
one year's experience in League ac-
The duties of the Assembly presi-
dent are presiding at Assembly board
meetings, representing independent
women on the League Executive
Council and coordinating the activi-
:ies of Assembly. The two vice-presi-
:lents conduct weekly meetings of
Dormitory and league house presi-
dents at which campus events and
activities are discussed and house
presidents plans are formulated.
Keeping records of all Assembly,
hoard meetings, maintaining a file of
newspaper clippings, programs and
handling all Assembly funds comprise
the main work of the secretary-treas-
urer. The personnel administrator
maintains a file of the interests of
every unaffiliated woman and directs
a personnel committee which calls
individual coeds when a need for
their talents arises.
The two activities chairman com-
pile the activity hours of each inde-
pendent house, contact each house
activities chairman and conduct in-
struction meetings. In the event ac-
tivity sheets are discontinued next
fall, one activities chairman will be-
come the Assembly social chairman
and will direct all social affairs of
Assembly such as league house
dances, teas and any new social ac-
tivities which she might suggest. The
other activities chairman will act as
project chairman, heading the per-
manent project of Assembly,
SO LONG SAD SOX:
CIRCUS PREVIEW-Jimmy Kaats, 3, meets Ruth, the elephant, as she
sticks her trunk out of a boxcar when the Ringling circus advance guard
reached New York.
ATO Will Revive Old Tradition
In Presentation o Black foot all
Tickets on Sale
For Engineer 's
Slide Rule Ball, an annual tradi-
tion at the university, will be pre-
sented by the engineering school
rom 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. April
12, in the Union Ballroom and will
feature the music of Ted Weems and
Weems, who was recently dis-
charged from the United States Ma-
rines, states that he and the band
vill play songs that are a "solid com-
bination of sweet and hot without too
much sugar on one side or wild swing
on the other."
Tickets Can Be Bought
Tickets for the dance are being sold
from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m.
to 3 pm. every day but Saturday and
Sunday at the Engine Arch. Students
purchasing tickets must show their
cashier's receipt for the spring term.
The well-known feud between the
lawyers and engineers started many
years ago when both groups shared
the same building. In 1927, the year
which the conflict culminated, the
lawyers stole the giant slide rule
which engineers were to use as the
main decoration for their dance that
The rule was retturned for the
dancein 1928.wbut the engineers then
decided that they were going to re-
taliate. A party of them invaded the
barristers' Crease Ball, released stink
bombs and tear gas, cut the current
at the power boxes, and escaped in
A New Innovation
A new innovation was introduced
in 1931. In that year it was decided
to make the coeds choose between the
two groupsmore definitely. The re-
sult was the decision to hold both
balls on the same night.
In 1942, however, the two dances
were held on different nights once
again. The lawyers were busy pre-
paring for Michigan Bar Exams to
be held the next month and therefore
postponed their dance. Each year
the lawyers still make an attempt at
stealing the engineer's coveted slide
rule, but find that special pains have
always been taken to keep it well
U' Student Tutoring
To Begin This Week
The Merit-Tutorial Committee an-
nounces that tutoring for all Univer-
sity students starts this week.
Students desiring to be tutored
should fill out a slip in the Merit-
Tutorial box in the Undergraduate
Office in the League with their name'
and the subject in which they wish to
To Give Party
Floorshow, Dancing, Bridge
Planned for Entertainment
The Veterans' Wives Club will spon-
sor a party for all University student
veterans and their wives at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday in the Grand Rapids room
of the League.
According to Mrs. John Rickerson,
president of the club, this is to be the
"biggest and best party ever given on
the campus for veterans and their
wives." A floor show is scheduled to
begin at 9 p.m., musical, humorous
and dramatic numbers being fea-
Following the show, there will be
dancing to music from a juke-box.
Those attending will also have the
opportunity to play bridge, and Mrs.
John Gwinn will be present to teach
the rhumba to those desiring to learn
The committee, headed by Mrs.
Kenneth Marshall, has planned the
party as a part of the club's program
to sponsor social events suited to the
taste of married veterans on campus.
Free "sitters" will be provided for the
children of couples planning to at-
tend the party, and may be arranged
for by calling Mrs. Mary Bromage
at the office of the Dean of Women.
The coed Annual Bridge Party,
sponsored by the Social Committee of
the League, will be held from 2 to 5
pImn. Saturday, April 13 in the League
A style show. presented by an Ann
Arbor department store, will high-
light the afternoon. University coeds
will model spring and summer fash-
ions, including date dresses, formals,
raincoats and sports clothes.
Tickets will be fifty cents including
tax and may be purchased from dor-
mitory, league house, or Panhellenic
representatives, or at the main desk
of the League starting Monday.
There will be door prizes and table
prizes, and refreshments will be
The committee for the party is
Dorothy Wantz, general chairman;
Ann Robinson, arrangements; Lucy
Stone, publicity; Betty Lou Bidwell,
refrehluments; Estelle Klein, style
show; Barbara Brady, prizes; and
Grace Lathrop, tickets.
Reviving an old tradition, the
bridge party was presented annually
before the war for University coeds.
All women on campus are urged to
attend the affair which will provide
entertainment and an opportunity
for coeds to become better acquaint-
'Focsle Fling', Informal Navy Spring
Dance, To Be Held Friday in League
EVIVING a tradition discontin-
ued in 1942, the Michigan chapter
of Alpha Tau Omega will be host to
members of ATO chapters at Michi-
gan State, Adrian, and Albion at the
Blackfoot Ball, Saturday, April 27 in
the League Ballroom.
Approximately 400 invitations will
be extended, and presidents of all
fraternities on campus will be asked
to attend the formal dance. Patrons
expected at the affair include Mayor
Edward Jeffries of Detroit. andGov-
ernor of Michigan, Harry F. Kelly.
Murray D. Van Waggoner, ex-gov-
ernor of Michigan, an Alpha Tau
Omega, was the fiirst of the state gov-
ernors to attend the annual ball.
Featuring Eddie Woodworth and
his orchestra, the dance will be the
highpoint of the ATO conclave to be
held in Ann Arbor this year. Confer-
ees will be entertained by the local
chapter at a stag banquet preceding
the dance and will also attend the
baseball game Saturday. The confer-
ence last year was held at Michigan
State College in East Lansing.
THE NAME "Blackfoot" originated
at the founding of the first ATO
chapter at Virginia Military Insti-
tute in 1865. There is no special rea-
son for the application of the term
except that 1800 tradition often sub-
stituted nicknames for Greek letters
organizations. The name has been
used to designate ATO's ever since.
An annual affair on most campuses
having an Alpha Tau Omega chapter,
this year's ball is under the direction
of Don McAlonan, Jack Waters,
Clayton Gordon and Kenneth Arm-
strong, all members of the local chap-
Sororities To Hold
Informal rushing will be held
throughout the remainder of the se-
mester, according to Nancy Jeffords,
Panhellenic rushing secretary.
Women who registered for formal
rushing are automatically on the list
for informal parties, but any woman
who wishes to rush informally and
has not signed for rushing this se-
mester should do so between 3 p.m.
and 5 p.m, tomorrow in the Penhel-
lenic Office on the third floor of the
It was emphasized that this rush-
ing will be completely informal, since
sororities will be free to ask coeds to
parties and to bid them whenever
they please during the spring term.
NROTC and V-12 units on campus
will present a spring dance entitled
the "Focsle Fling" from 9 p.m. to
midnight, tomorrow in the League
Ballroom, for all Naval personnel and
The dance will feature the muic of
Klass Kuiper and his all student or-
chestra. During the intermission,
entertainment will be provided by
unit members. Jack Iskin, as M.C.,
will conduct the program. A coke bar
will be open to furnish refreshments
for the dancers.
The affair will be informal and
tickets are being distributed through
the West Quad. There will be a draw-
ing of the ticket numbers and the
lucky ones will' be awarded door
prizes. C. A. Peterson and Walter
Hurt are co-chairmen for the affair.
Proceeds from the dance are to go
into the Navy Welfare Fund which
finances Naval activities such as the
Navy Farewell Ball
and trips for
717 N. University Ave.
FORMALS, SUITS, SPRING DRESSES
Hours: 9:00 to 5:30
Coeds Follow in Grandmother's Footsteps
By JOAN WILK
We college gals call ourselves mod-
ern. We can converse on subjects
ranging from Aristotle's principle of
the Golden Mean, to the Zuni Indian
tribe--and we may even be able to
tell you what we think about Rus-
sia's maintaining troops in Iran.
But never let it be said that our
education has been one-sided. Our
grandmothers are proud of us
'cause we can knit, too." It doesn't
take much sleuthing to discover that
Michigan coeds are occupied these
days with knitting argyle sox.
The process of knitting those
bright plaid items is rather ingenious.
Each color used is wound on a bobbin
and before you know it, you have
either six or nine of them dangling
from the knitting, in addition to the
All coeds planning to participate in
League activities must have their eli-
gibility cards signed by a member of
the Merit-Tutorial Committee before
they petition, as the signed cards
mustbe brought to the interviews.
needles. After knitting and purling
for a couple of rows, erstwhile coeds
soon are confronted with the big
problem-how to untangle all the
twisted threads and bobbins.
Another decision that has to be
made, when women determine to go
into competition with sock manu-
facturers, is-"what colors will I
use?" The process becomes relatively
simple in case they are being made
for a newly-returned veteran. Ac-
cording to local shops, these men
prefer all colors of the spectrum, with
the exception of khaki and navy blue.
Red, green, and white argyles are
popular, and bright blue, red, and
yellow ones follow closely behind on
the "preferred" list. One of our rath-
er daring female friends is making a
pair in maroon. green and yellow. We
ought to confess that she's making
them for her, father for Father's
Day. He's a rather conservative indi-
vidual, but likes to show his "colors"
on the golf course.
stitution. People, especially the fair-
Now, knitting for others is a fine in-
er sex, have been doing it for years.
We enjoy knitting; it keeps us occu-
pied during house meetings and liter-
ary criticism seminars. But we vow
that some day we, too, are, going to
have some argyles. Not to be out-
done, we, too, will get someone to
make 'em for us!
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