THE MICHIGAN DAILY
~in Feb. 7
e Will Be Presented
\ortarboard Feb. 1 4
Cickets for Mortar Board Pay-
Dance, to which women stu-
its traditionally take J-Hop
,es, will be sold on campus
Sop week-end, Feb. 7 and 8.
rhe dance will take place from
.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 14
the L'eague Ballroom, and will
informal. Al Townsend and his
piece orchestra, which has been
tured at the Campus Casbah,
I furnish music.
Decorations will be carried out
a Valentine theme, and heart-
iped boxes of candy will be
en as door prizes to holders of
ket numbers selected in the
sponsored by Mortar Board,
ior women's honorary society,
dance is under the chairman-
p of Eleanor Stewart, and Betty
i Bidwell is assistant chairman.
aer committee chairmen are:
ry Alice Dunivan, tickets; Jo
apson, patrons; Ellen Hill, pro-
ms; Olive Chernow, decora-
as; and Dawn Saari and Ann
k limited number of tickets will
sold, Miss Dunivan said, and
y will be available to women
.dents only. Tickets are priced
$1.25 plus tax.
Jrsley To Hold
ea for Students
Dean Joseph Bursley will hold a
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at
home, to which presidelnts of
fraternities, sororities, mem-
s of The Michigan Daily staff,
d seniors on the Board of Con-j
l are invited.
Will Be Held
Registration for formal rushing
which will begin Thursday, Feb-
ruary 13, will be held from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. February 10, 11, and 12 in
the Grand Rapids room on the
second floor of the League.
Rushees are required to bring
with them their report cards or a
blueprint showing they have com-
pleted 15 hours of work with at
least a "C" average. A fee of $.75
will be charged and rushees are
asked to bring the exact change.
A coed having less than 15 hours
because of a Health Service ex-
cuse may register if she has 25
honor points and presents her
grades and excuse when she regis-
ters. If taking less than 11 hours
of work a coed may register only if
she has had to drop a course
through an error or crowded
schedule, according to Lois Coth-
ran, rushing chairm~an.
A compulsory meeting for all
rushees will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12, in Rack-
ham Auditorium to explain the
rules of the rushing system.
The open house teas will start
Thursday, February 13, and will
continue through Friday and Sat-
urday. Rushing will end March 2.
Coeds To Tryout
For Junior Play
Acting tryouts for Junior Girls
flay will be held at 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday,
Feb. 4, 5 and 6 in the League. Sing-
ing and acting tryouts are sched-
uled for 7 p.m. Monday and Tues-
day, Feb. 10 and 11. Dancing try-
outs are to be held at 7 p.m. Tues-
day and Wednesday, Feb. 11 and
Hold Those Bonds!
GRANDMA TAKES OVER-Lady (rear) seeks to nurse her pups
(foreground) but her mother, Poochie (center), won't let her near
them. Later the owner, Mrs. Irene Bishop, Chicago, locked up
the presumably envious grandmother.
By LOIS KELSO
THE FUTURE of the American race has been a matter of grave con-
cern to me lately. Certain features of our social organization
seem to have the seeds of disaster within them.
A sign of decay in any civilization is the growth of popular
attitudes so rigid as to amount almost to taboos. A people sway-
ed by an arbitrary code of manners is easy prey to sociological
Such an attitude has been increasingly apparent in this coun-
try during the past half-century. The invention of the spike heel and
the platform shoe, while undoubtedly highly aggravating to the sit-
uation, are not to be held solely responsible.
OTHER FACTORS are the ideas, propagated by our literature, ad-
vertising, and movies, that American men are tall, strong and
masculine, and American women little, dainty and frail. Ridiculous
as these views must seem to the sober observer, they seem to have been
taken seriously by a majority of the population.
I refer, of course, to the mortal terror felt by the American
women at the prospect of being seen in public with a male com-
panion shorter than herself. The "Now you can be taller than
she is" slogan of the Adler Elevator Shoe company would seem to
prove that men also share this strange feeling concerning height.
THE CONDITION has become so serious that a girl 5' 8" tall is con-
demned to long, quiet evenings at home unless one of her friendsj
can provide a victim at least 6' 2", while girls 5' 2" wear ballet slippers
so that they can appear safely with a man 5' 5".
While the immediate psychological and emotional effects are ob-
viously unfortunate, even more dire consequences may ensue.
Blue Book Ball
'Battle of the Sexes' To Be'
Featured at Intermission
Four men and four women will
complete during the intermission
in the "Battle of the Sexes" at the
semi-annual "Blue Book Ball," to
be held from 9 p.m. to midnight
Saturday in the Union Ballroom.
The students will be chosen dur-
ing the dance to compete in the
quiz program. Winners will be
given four record albums by mas-
ter of ceremonies Bob Olshefsky.
Blue Book Favors
Miniature blue books are to be
presented to each couple as favors.
To the guest holding the highest
grade will be given a prize, in ad-
dition to a consolation award to
"E" blue books.
Bob Olshefsky, chairman of the
dance, is assisted by Keith Jordan
and Pete Phohl. The ball, present-
ed each semester by the Union
Executive Council, is offered as a
relaxation period from the stress
and strain of final examinations.
Tinker to Play
Providing the music for the in-
formal affair will be Frank Tinker
and his orchestra, heard weekly at
the Union dances.
Tickets may be purchased by
those holding Union cards tomor-
row through Saturday at the main
desk in the lobby of the Union.
Completing the fall semester's
weekly Union dances are to be
"Small J-Hop," from 9 p.m. to
midnight Friday, Feb. 7, and
"Make-Believe Ballroom" from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
Records\ A IlI
Be Turned In
Instructions for turning in
signout sheets during examination
period were announced yesterday
by Jean Louise Hole, chairman of
the Women's Judiciary Council.
All signout records of women's
residences for the semester
through Sunday, Jan. 19 should be
turned in by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan.
20, in the Undergraduate Office
of the League. Signout sheets for
the week ending Sunday, Jan. 26
are also to be turned in at Under-
graduate office by 5 p.m. of the
Signout sheets for the period
Monday, Jan. 27 through Thurs-
day, Jan. 30, must be turned in by
4:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at the
Office of the Dean of Women, ac-
cording to Miss Hole.
To Be Taught
An opportunity to get an over-
all survey of materials used in
playground and camp work is one
of the features of the course in
Recreational Leadership offered
next semester by the Department
of Physical Education for women.
Originally developed for fresh-
man coeds who had fulfilled
their physical education re-
quirements during the first se-
mester, the course is now open
to coeds of all classes, and cer-
tificates are granted to stu-
dents who finish the course with
All coeds wishing to apply for
the course should fill out applica-
tion blanks by noon tomorrow at
room 15, Barbour Gym.
Instruction in the course in-
cludes participation in games,
mixers, square dancing, water
activities, outings, and outdoor
cooking, and practical training
is received in a weekend spent
at some nearby camp, when
those in the course have charge
of the entire camp and its ac-
Also included are materials in
storytelling, astronomy, nature
museum work, handicraft, com-
munity singing, and group work.
The lecture to be given by
.dudge Florence E. Allen, 8 p.m.
Wednesday at the Rackhamn
Building for the Michigan
Alumnae Club, will be post-
poned until further notice, it
was announced by Mrs. M. H.
Waterman, president of the
Michigan Alumnae Club.
A School of Business-Preferred by
College Men and Women
SECRETARIAL TRAINING FOR COLLEGE
STUDENTS AND GRADUATES
A thorough intensive course-starting
June, 6ctober, February. B3ul-
letin A on request
SPECIAL COUNSELOR for G.I. TRAINING
Regular Day and Evening Schools
Thoughout the Year. Catalog
President, John Robert Gregg, S.C.D.
Director, Paul M. Pair, M.A.
THE GREGG COLLEGE
Dept. NW, 6 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago 2
Our Big January Sale Continues
with a 10% discount on all
Among our Special Values are:
Lovely Embroidered PILLOW CASES with 1/3 off V
1/3 off On DRESSER SCARFS and VANITY SETS and
BRIDGE TABLE COVERS, reduced 25%.
Great reductions on other items ronging from
10% to 50%.'
GAGIE IL UIVN SHOIP
Alays Reasonably Priced! 11 NICKELS ARCADE
FOR SHEER DELIGHT
S ALL THESE PEOPLE will presumably marry acquaintances, and I Ruthven Tea Feb. 12
as their acquaintances will be those with whom they may asso-
ciate without fear of ridicule, it follows that tall men will marry tall
women, and short men short women.
The results will inevitably be tall children and short children.
As they grow up these children will look for partners of suitable
height, and the process will continue, until through selective
breeding America is a nation of pygmies and giants.
Maybe this is what Procrustes was working on.
Read and Use The Michigan Daily Classifieds!
The first Ruthven Tea of the
new semester will be held from 4
to 6 p.m. Wednesday,* Feb. 12 at
the home of President and Mrs.
Alexander G. Ruthven.
Women, who signed to serve on
the League Social Committee, or
any coed interested in acting as
hostess for the Ruthven Teas next
semester, are urged to meet at 5
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 in the
practical weights or 3-
threads . . . sheer enough
to challenge 20-20 vision
. Every size . . . in
wonderful winter shades.
the finest collection .
in assorted shades, sizes
96e to $.8
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B. H. WRAGGE'S
Sun-kissed version of this
famous tailor's success dress
in tissue-weight wool and
rayon flannel. Turf green
with white or coffee tan
with cream. Wonderful
refreshment for your
wardrobe South or North.
We have made a rare-value sweater purchase from a nationally-known
manufacturer of fine cardigan and slip-on sweaters (we promised not to
mention his name) -and we're passing the savings directly on to you! A fine
range of sizes in an amazing array of colors . . . priced 'way below usual!
Beautifully hand-fashioned, fine all-wool . . . sold regularly for $7.95 . . .
sizes 34 to 40. . . Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Cherry, Red, Maize, Green, Black,
Brown and Navy. . . now $4.95.
Short-S leeve Slip-on
A hand-fashioned, luxuriously soft all-wool . .. sold regularly for $7.95.
sizes 34 to 40 . . . Baby Pink, Baby Blue, Maize, Grey, Black, Brown and
Navy. . . now $4.95.
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