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ilURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1948

THIE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

Local Recreational Facilities
Provide Fun, Entertainment

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Indoor recreation poses the
problem after the beer kegs and
insect, lotion are stored away for
the winter.
For those who are satisfied with
the less sophisticated atmosphere
of the Michigan campus, the Uni-
versity offers a great deal in the
line of recreation-nothing like
Leon and Eddies, but fun none-
theless.
Indoor Sports
Except for the skiing in the Ar-
boretum, most of the winter's rec-
reaticn will be confined to the in-
dooratmosphere. The University
operates its own ice-skating rink,
the Coliseum, with special student
rates which bring skating up to
the level of a poor man's sport.
University hockey and basket-
ball teams keep the sports fans
busy during the majority of the
winter months. Unfortunately,
the traditional football schedule
runs into the others almost every
Saturday night. It has been said
that sports fans go broke from
wearing out coins by flipping them
to see which games they ought to
attend.
The campus male has the
aquatic advantage over the coed
with, luxurious swimming pool at
the Union. Coeds have embarked
upon a campaign to raise funds to
build a swimming pool for women
but until that bright day comes
when coeds cease to envy the
men's pool, the Barbour Gymna-
sium bathtub will have to do.
Tradition has it that a railing
had been set up around a chip in
the cement; when a heavy rain
filled the space, the result was the
coed pool. Michigan women find
themselves endowed with a most
phenomenal ability - one magic
stroke in any direction and they
can zoom across the crevice to the
other side. It doesn't make for po-
tential Esther Williams' graduat-
ing from the University.
Formals
Dancing will return to the fore

among campus social events, when
the Union and the League.start
off their Friday and Saturday
night dances. Frank Tinker will
be featured at the Union and the
League's Campus Casbah will
again present its night-clublike
entertainment.
Traditional formal dances will
again make their appearance and
crowd anyone's social - calendar.
The Union will present two for-
mals along with its annual Open
House.
Slide Rule, the engineer's Ball,
J-Hop, the junior's debut, Senior
Ball, Odonto Ball, the dentist's
get--together, Caduceus Ball, med
students semi-professional fun,
Crease Ball, the lawyer's sum-
mons to his ladies' fair and many
others will be up and coming.
In addition to all these, sorority
and fraternity house will haul
out their welcome mats for their
pledge formals and private dances.
Fraternities will substitute record
dances for their beer picnics.
The highlight of the season -will
be J-Hop,
Outdoor Sports
For those students who are still
inclined to brave the elements,
Palmer Field has concrete tennis
courts which can be used in any
dry weather. A slight fee is
charged for the use of the courts.
The city has golf links and a rid-
ing stable; bicycles can be rented
at several local bike stores.
If there is enough snow, there
will be outdoor skating at nearby
Barton Pond and Burns Park
skis and toboggans will no doubt
be making their outdoor appear-
ance at the Arboretum.
Collectively, recreational facili-
ties are unusually good for a town
the size of Ann Arbor and the
University sports enthusiasts may
find a good deal to occupy them-
selves. Too much, they may real-
ize, come up around mid-semester
exams.

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SARTORIAL ELEGANCE IN 1941-This self-conscious couple was
among the featured ones at a WAA style show in 1941. The
woman's outfit was considered to be most representative of the
college coed on the University of Michigan campus. Chances are
that this same woman's skirt is an elegant 10 inches longer, the
waistline has been nipped in and the shoulder and hip line more
pronounced but softer.
Envious upperclasswomen have always been able to tag the in-
coming freshman-their clothes are always so bright and new.
But it takes a great deal of careful planning on the part of the,
entering coed to chcose her basic wardrobe for the next four years
with an astute combination of practicality and imagination.
Fundamental to all coed's wardrobes is the sweater and skirt
combination. College coeds reject the baggy sweater of their high
school days. preferring that trim smart look to the ostentatiously
casual one.
For the more formal occasions, it is best to choose dresses with an
eye to your own personality not particularly the latest rage in styles.
Ann Arbor women are not extremists-their clothes are tasteful but
simple. The practical coed has to keep in mind that some of her clothes
will have to last for a longer time than it takes for designers to con-
jure up the pronounced pads and doodads that make the fashion
magazines cange month in and month out.
Traditional formal dances stud the social calendar in Ann
Arbor and these formals usually call for a minimum of two even-
ing gowns. The best plan is to have an all-out formal and one
which can be chan-ed easily to meet the occasion. We would sug-
gest an evening skirt for those that have to keep to a minimum be-
cause these skirts .can be so adaited as to present a different
appearance each time.
Ann Arbor is cold in the winter-these "cute" lightweight toppers
should be confined to the advertisements. A warm winter coat is essen-
tial and the ones they have been designing in the last year fit the bill
and have th additional factor of good looks. If it is raining anywhere
in the world yo: can bet that it is raining in Ann Arbor so the rain-
coat, hat and waterproof boots are standbys. Some of the matching
combinatio,)s being sold are goodlooKing and practical, but most
women find that the novelty is trying wnen they have to wear the out-
fit so often.
Blue jeans may have been a "must" in the bobby sox set, but
at the University they are strictly functional. Jeans are essentials
for the Arb and Island picnics and the Saturday afternoon bicycle
date. Otherwise, coeds shun their use in classes and libraries.
First impressions at the University are important and good taste
in clothes can make yours a successful one. But the coed does not dress
up to her outfit, rather the coed's activities dictate the choice of her
clothes.

Women Qet
Inside Dope
On 1Ev'ents
Michigamua, JGP, cuts and
bolts, Union Opera, IFC, Michi-
gras, BMOC-these are phrases
which roll off the tongues of the
University students about to begin
another year and which instantly
force the newcomer to keep mouth
closed, eyes and ears open and
face set in a confident pose of
comprehension.
"What can I do-and quick-"
asks Miss Newcomer, "to be able to
open my mouth without sticking
my saddle shoe in it?" There are
several answers we can give in the
short-answer method.
Daily Subscription -
First, subscribe to and READ
The Daily, where complete, stu-
dent-written and published ac-
counts of every campus event will
be found.
Second, take every advantage of
Orientation Week, which is care-
fully planned and carried out by
students themselves not because
they want to start school a week
early, but because they remember
how it felt as freshmen to be given
a week to gain a foothold and
gape to heart's content before the
onrush of complacent returning
thousands.
Third,plug in the roommate's
radio every Saturday morning and
tune in to the local station WPAG.
"Campus Quarter," produced by
the combined efforts of the Union
and the League (men's and wo-
ien's organizations), presents each
week a story, play or discussion
of some phase of campus tradition.
Traditions
Subjects of last year's programs
included such topic as "Black
Friday," the traditionalsfreshman
doomsday no longer practiced,
football rallies and snakedances,
famous University faculty mem-
bers and graduates, the various
honorary societies and the history
' f Michigan's famed Union Operas,
which were nationally reviewed
and hailed, and which are being
revived after a long lapse.
"Campus Quarter" first made its
debut in the fall of 1946 when it
was entitled "Michigan Maize." It
is now written, directed, acted and
produced by students.
Opportunities are offered to stu-
dents eligible for extra-curricular
activities in the fields of research
for material and details of tradi-
tion and publicity for the show as
well as acting and writing.
Nancy Culligan, publicity chair-
man of the League, is co-chair-
man of the program and leads all
women interested in working on
the program.
Daily . .
(Continued from Page 1)
tegral part in all women's campus
activities in reporting news of
campus events. The Woman's page
is not a society page but a news
page containing articles of inter-
est to all coeds.
All second semester freshmen
and undergraduate women are
eligible to sign up for the Women's
Staff tryout program providing
their grades merit an eligibility
card. Previous newspaper experi-
ence is not necessary, but women
who have had experience on high
school or other college papers are
especially urged to come out for
The Daily.

By MARY ANN HARRIS
Ah-ah-ah-ah-Don't touch that
dial!
Don't turn on your roommates'
radio to your favorite quiz show,
even though you know that an
8 p.m. study break would be good
for her. No, don't drag her by the
hair to the sandwich shoppe. So,,
she doesnjt want to go. You may
be interrupting her well planned
schedule, even though you have
yours under control.
Someone has said, "it's the little
things that count" and it is "the
little things" that become the big
things in dorm living. Advice on
how to have and hold a good
roommate contain more do's and
don'ts than the familiar parental
parting words to college going off-
spring. But illustration and ex-
planation of some of those im-
portant "details" of group living
may give the newcomer to the
"house" a better picture of living
with that peculiar creature called
the roommate.
Borrowing
Roommate trouble often stems

from a host of minor irritations
grouped under the inoffensive
little title of borrowing. Even
though you know she won't miss
it, resist that temptation to take
that kleenex, lipstick, eyebrow
tweezer, tennis ball, bobby pin,
toothpaste, water glass, iodine,
bubble bath, boot creme, shower
cap, sunglasses and almost any-
thing of "no value."
The first violation in this line
always comes in a desperate
"pinch" but later, borrowing comes
more easily and soon roommate is
supplying all those innocent little
needs. When roommate revolts,
don't be surprised because those
little things amount to money and
amount to trouble. Keep the well
known "be prepared" motto in
your mind and stay out of room-
mate trouble.
Neatness
Another source of stress and
strain with living companions is
neatness and cleanliness-two old
fashioned words repeated often
under parental wings, but easily
forgotten when "away at school."

Maybe you can live with yourself
in a continual state of chaos, but
roommate may not. At least keep
your untidyness on your own half,
third or fourth of the living quar-
ters-and better yet, make it a
point to pick, up everything now
and then.
Men-always a problem and
even a greater one when room-
mate horns in. Don't share the
same man - notwithstanding all
advice to the contrary, all such
schemes end in disaster. Do try
now and then to get her blind
dates-instead of the girl across
the hall. Don't try intimate con-
versations with her date on the
phone-even if he wants to know
whether she snores! Do give the
correct information, according to
her desires, as to where she is or
isn't-and to the right persons.
Above all, listen sympathetically
to all her tales of woe and joy--
and spin a few of your own-and
all should end in peace-or semi-
peace.

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Dormitory Living Requires Tact,
Consideration for Roommates

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