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September 22, 1948 - Image 7

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WAA Fights
To Conquer
Bathtub Woe
Michigras Helps
Purchase Pool
University coeds haven't accept-
ed their Barbour Gymnasium
bathtub-they have been fighting
for years to raise money to build
a modern one to replace the acci-
dental crack that is known as the
women's swimming pool.
Coeds have been working on
numerous projects to raise money
for such a project. Before the war.
University women sponsored the
forerunner of the mighty Michi-
ras, the annual spring carnival.
n 1946 the WAA revived the tra-
ditional Michilodeon; the pre-
ceeds of the carnival went toward
the fund for that much-needed
swimming pool.
Double Barrel
In 1947 and last spring the WAA
jointed forces with the Union and
produced Michigras - half the
funds went to the Fresh Air Camp
and half the intake to the WAA
swimming pool fund.
Among the highlights of the
spring carnival were the mile-long
prade, a big tent filled with roar-
ing boothes that outdid Barnum
and the traditional carnival rides
that filled the air with shouts of
Among the distinguished mem-
bsrs of the apple polishing booths
at Michigras was President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven who hoped that
he had maintained the record he
set last year for selling more ap-
ples than any other faculty mem-
bers. Results were not disclosed.
Carnival visitors of the weekend
numbered 13,000 strong. Their
kaleidoscopic memory included
sight§ of a calliope, traditional
since parades came into existence,
a Tom Thumb in reverse on stilts.
an expose of Paris night life, rock-
ets to the moon and many other
dizzy and exciting shows.
Lighting the skies for the two
nights, was a giant searchlight
which swept Ann Arbor's heavens
a la Hollywood premier.
Michigras netted the W A A
swimming pool fund and the Uni-
versity Fresh Air Camp $2,000,
'U' Museim
Two exhibits, "The Newberry
Collection of Drawings and Water
Colors" and "The Graphic Circle,
will be shown at the University of
Michigan's Museum of Art from
Sept. 28 through Oct. 24.
Thirty drawings and 18 water-
colors-19th and 20th century
works by European and American
artists-have been loaned by John
S. Newberry, Jr.. Curato of
Graphic Arts at the Detroit In-
stitute of Arts. Among the items
to be seen here are a watercolor
and four drawings by Picasso, two
watercolors and one drawing by
Paul Klee, and two watercolors
and one drawing by Henry Moore.
Among 19th century works are
drawings by Degas, one by Renoir
and one by Seurat.

Underwriters Club Aids Working Gals

Cooking, washing dishes and
baby-sitting may help a woman
underwrite her own education and
prepare for the more traditional
future but it doesn't do much for
her social life,
About 150 women, working in
private homes earning their room
and board and attending school
at the same time, find themselves
in this social rut. The usual rou-
tine of spending their time study-
ing, going to classes and, in ad-
ditien, working 21 hours a week on
the average, leaves these women
without the social atmosphere
their more fortunate sisters in the

dormitories and League houses
However, these coeds have dis-
played their usual resourcefulness
in attacking the problem. The Un-
derwriters Club, formed for the
express purpose of remedying this
situation, is attempting to weld
these working women into one
League house, socially, according
to its last semester's president,
Barbara Willson.
Underwriter's social salendar
last year included theatre parties-
and social gatherings. An ex-
panded program featured dormi-
tory trips to "see how the other
half lives," Wednesday noon meet-

ings in the Russian Tearoom of
the League and a breakfast at the
home of Mrs. Mary C. Bromage,
Assistant Dean of Women.
Underwriter's social calendar
participating in other coed groups'
social activities but members can
only do so individually and not
as an organization because of the
differences in spare time which
each woman has.
Through these activities, Un-
-derwriters hopes to help its mem-
bers become an integral part of
campus life despite the problems
which their working hours create,
Miss Willson said.


BWOCs To Get in Honor Organizations

For those coeds who aspire to

the upper academic


Greek letters are bestowed, pro-
claiming the wearer's fame as an
active BWOC to fellow students.
The first hurdle to jump is in-
duction into Alpha Lambda Delta,
the only women's honor society for
freshman coeds. One half A and
one half B average for the first
semester's work is the basis for
the honor.
Membership in Phi Beta Kappa
or Phi Beta Phi acknowledges
three years of such scholastic ef-

fort. The former includes in its
membership only literary and edu-
cation school students.
"Damn, Damn, Damn" heralds
the advent of Wyvern, the organ-
ization for junior women. This
third year honorary group adopted
as its colors yellow and brown.
Membership is limited to 20 wo-
men. Wyvern taps twice a year, in
the spring and in the fall.
Although service in a variety of
campus activities, the Daily and
the League, for example, is con-

sidered for membership in Mor-
tarboard, national women's hon-
orary society for seniors, a schol-
astic average of at least .3 above
the campus average is a standard
requirement. Miniature mortar
boards of black and gold pins
identify its members.
Scroll and Senior Society are
designed for senior affiliated and
unaffiliated women respectively.
Service to the campus as a whole
is the main funtion of these three
senior honorary societies.

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Tie print rayon
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lustrous, in a newly
elegant version of
the favorite shirt-
frock. Misses' sizes,

Dress Rooms
On the Second Floor

In Ann Arbor-508 East William St.


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Come in and browse through c
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for music students and teachers
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voices and all musical instruments.
Publications of all standard and
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school and recreational uses,





E . .

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H... is pleased!
IT'S ALWA YS a happy situation when
men and women make their purchases
in the quiet, refined air of our Men's
Shop. Come in and browse through our
colorful selection of fall merchandise.

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Twin Victorian parlors decorated
with a lighthearted modern
touch . . . a charming new
setting for better dress fashions
planned for your enjoyment
and pleasure. Here you can shop
for our exclusive B. H. Wragge
casuals, daytime and evening
dresses in an atmosphere of
gracious leisure. Reached through
the coat and suit room across
,the hall, or up the Victorian
staircase from the Sports Room
on the first floor . . . visit the
new "Twis Parlors" soon.


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