WEDiNESDAY, MARCH* 20, 1g4a
THE MICRIGAN DATY
VO Will Sponsor Mixer Dance Ball Committee
At Willow Run Center Friday Petitions Due
Veterans' Orchestra f anees, and refreshments xill beTo day in League
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Will Furnish Music
The Veterans Organization will
present a mixer dance from 9 p.m. to
11:30 p.mn. Friday, March 22, at the
Willow Run Social Center.
This is the firs mixer to be held for
veterans living at Willow Run, and is
being sponsored by the Feather Mer-
chants Ball committee of the VO. The
dance is intended to hlp Willow Run
v(.l eransw Ivill have little other
opportunity to become acqcuainted
with University women before the
Feather Merchants Ball.
A group of 110 University women,
half independent and half sorority
women, will be chosen at random by
the presidents of Assembly and Pan-
hellenic organizations from various
residences and sorority houses to be
guests at the mixer. Four busses will
provide ?heir transportation to and
from Willow Run, the point of de-
parture to be announced later.
At presen, 120 veterans have signed
up for the evening. daa total of 150
is expetedbefre Friday. There will
be no admission charge, as the dance
is being financed by the contributions
of the veterans who plan to attend.
Five sorority and five independent
women will act as hostesses for the,
evening, and there will be four chap-
erones to accompany the women on
the busses. A five piece all-veteran
orchestra wtill provide music for the1
The Feather Merciants Ba11, an
all-campus, semi-formal dance fea-
turing the music of Ray Anthony and
his rand, will be presented by the
Veterans Organization firom 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. Friday, March 29, at the In-
"All veterans at Willow Run are
co dially invited to attend the Feath-
er Merchants Ball, and he Veterans
OrganizatioI hopes that the mixer
give them an oplor nity to meet,
University women before Lih' dance,"
announced Mar Ke:n, publicit
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Eligilie W omen
Must Have Cards
Checked at League
All undergraduates expecting to
participate in League activities this
semester must have their eligibility
cards signed by the Merit-Tutorial I
The cards will be signed from 3 to
5 p.m., Monday to Friday in the Un-
dergraduate Office in the League.
Tutors are still needed in all sub-
jects, especially by math, physics,
chemistry, and philosophy.
Freshmen cannot be tutored until
the five-weeks grades come out with-
out special permission from Mr. Ar-
thur Van Duren in the Academic
Interviewing of Independent
Women Will End Thursday;
Appliconts Must Be Eligible
All independent petitions for the
annual Assembly-Panhel Ball central
ccmmittee positions a<re due at 5 p.m.
today in the Assembly box in the
Unde-rgraduate Office of the League.
Candidates, wuich may inchide Xl1
eligible independent wimen. should
sign for interviwing times when pe-
titions are handed in. Interviews will
be held froni p.m. to 5 p.m. today,
tomerl-ow and Friday. Eligibility
cards must be brou )ht to the inter-
Positions open to petitione-s are
general chairran, publicity, decora-
tions, niusic and prograns, patrons,
finance and tickets. Sorority and un-
affiliated women will share the chair-
manship of each committee. Joint
central committee meetings will be
Assembly-Panhel Ball is the ma-
jor coed-bid dance of the year. Last
year's ball featured Gene Krupa.
According to Helen Alpert, Assembly
president, "While experience is an
asset, it is not wholly the determining
factor in appointments."
Specific plans for the desired posi-
tions should be included in the peti-
tions and a general dance theme
should be presented.
Candidates are urged to consult
Coeds To Give
To Red Cross
Contributions To Be Collected
In All Women's Residences
Collection of funds for the Red
Cress has begun in all women's
(lormitories, sororities, and league
houses, Jean Gaffney. League Treas-
urer, said yesterday.
The collections are being carried on
through presidents of the various
residences, and every coed living in
an organized house will be asked to
give to the American Red Cross.
"The Committee suggests that
every coed give about $1," Miss Gaff-
ney said. She said that no quotas
however, had been set for individuals
or houses. Last year Michigan women
were asked to contribute $L25 each.
'ithe money collected in the annual
Red Cross membership drive goes to
finance the activities of the American
and International Red Cross. A por-
tien of each dollar collected is re-
tained in the United States for emer-
gency services in case of any sort of
disaster. Part of the money is used
to finance Red Cross activities which
help to relieve suffering in all parts
of the world.
House presidents were reminded by
Miss Gaffney that lists and envelopes
must be turned in Tuesday at the
Name of VO Ball Comes fro
Phrase in Max Shuliman's Book
By M. J. TUTTLE the war by shipping much-n
Ever since it was announced that supplies, and the ex-Marine-
the Veterans Orgalization i >s)on- everyone has heard what the M.
soring an all-campuis dance entitle-d cid,
the Feather Merchants. there has No matter how much they
been a great deal of speculation about argue as t irrSpecive COy
the meaning of the term "feather ions to thewr effot. most of
merchant." ee t he ar v glad
Max Shulman colied the phrase in .-feather- merchants." The title i:
his book "The Feather MerchanIs, an appropriate one for the first,
and it soon became popular with serv- sponson- d by the biggest grot
icemen. His "feather mereiant'' was "feathered merchants" on cam
a civilian who bought a servicemn a the Veerans Organization.
drink and then proceeded to tell the -- -
soldier, sailor or marine whi HtE
had done to help win the war.
As the term is used now, a "feather
merchant" is any civilian who suf-
fered through rationing, shortages,
black markets, war work, and bond
campaigns during the war yearr. And
he is usually not reticent about tell-
ing others what he did to bring vic-
Today all servicemen in vetei-an,'
clothing consider themselves "feath-
er merchants." In all the men's
dormitories and fraternity houses on
campus, one can hear veterans relat -
ing to the uninitiated how they
helped to win the war.
The ex-doughboy tells how he won
the war by capturing strategic towns.
the .ex-Air Corps fighter says he
helped win the war by making the
path easier for the doughboys, the ex-
Navy man claims that he helped win
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NEW L4ASft'N-Amnong the new
coats being show n is this rever
fi-ni. Idian lu-ca it, features
push-up sleev es w.ith igh pointed
the President's Rpo.., axallable in
the Lcagut S:cial D re tor's Office,
for genera dan c orgaialiun plans.
Assembly inter v> iewi w-~ill be held
in the Assembly O !? e, Iooi D, on
the third floor i Ilhe Legue.
Open Hous Friday
Helen Newberry esiden-e will
have an openhuse fiurnm 8 p.m. tol
midnight F) iday f- all veterans,
civilians, and 1 i e m (n campus,
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Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Cooley of
Highland Park announce the engage-
ment (f Lwir daughter, Betty, to St.
Sgt. 11. Stuart Knight, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Alexander G. Knight of Detroit.
Miss Cooley is a senior at the Uni-
versity and a member of Alpha Delta
Sgt. Knight attended the Detroit
Institute of Technology before enter-
ing the army in 1942. He served in
the Pacific for over two years, and
was awarded the Purple Heart and
Mrs. Howard R. Perry of Ann Arbor
recently announced the marriage of
her daughter, Elizabeth, to Art Upton
of Ann Arbor.
Mrs. Upton is a graduate of the
University of Michigan and a member
of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was at
one time treasurer of the W.A.A. and
a niember of Wyvern and Scroll hon-
Mr. Upton was a member of Phi
Gamma Delta. fraternity, a member
of Phi Beta Kappa, Nu Sigma Nu,
and Sphinx, honorary societies.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Armstrong,
of Homer, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Jean Marie, to
Dwight M. Daily, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Leslie A. Daily, of Coldwater.
Miss Armstrong, is a sophomore in
the School of Music.
Mr. Daily graduated from the Uni-
versity in 1945, with a Bachelor of
Music Degree in Music Education. He
is continuing his studies, and in Au-
gust will receive a masters degree in
music. Mr. Daily 'is a member of Pi
Kappa Lambda, National Music Hon-
The marriage of Mary Jean Oliver,
Washington D.C., and Mr. Edward C.
Perkins took place in Washington
D.C. January 26th.
Mr. Perkins, was formerly a student
in L. S. and A." at the University in
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ahrens of Sagi-
naw announce the engagement of
their daughter, Jessie-May, to Alan
G. Simmons, son of Mr. and Mrs.
For Child Care
Parents wishing women students to
take care of their children in the af-
ternoon or evenings may contact the
Office of the Dean of Women, where
they will be given the names of stu-
dents who have volunteered for em-
ployment as baby-sitters.
John G. Simmons of Rockville Center,
Long Island, N. Y.
Miss Ahrens is a juriin the liter-
iry college and is affiliated with Al-
pha Gamma Delta sorority. Simmons
is a veteran in the College of Engi-
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Andrews of Flint
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Elaine, to Donald R. Lamb,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lamb of
Miss Andrews is a junior in the lit-
erary college and a member of Alpha
Gamma Delta sorority. Lamb is a
veteran and a junior in the College
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