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December 12, 1948 - Image 14

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Open Home to'
Campus Visitors

Student Guests
'Tea and Cakes

Tour Rooms, Enjoy
on a Winter's Day'

Maybe it's the chilly November air outside, or maybe it's the
warm glow of lights inside the big white house on University Avenue.
But the place looks inviting - and you've heard they hold a
tea there every other Wednesday. Today's the day, so you walk up the
front side walk to the door.
WEFORE YOU GET A CHANCE to try thre knocker, a smiling
coed opens the door for you and you find yourself in a brightly-lit
hallway.
In the room to your right you see a friendly man and his wife
shaking hands wtih a long line of students. To your left is a room
full of other students munching cookies and drinking tea.
You're at a Ruthven tea-and you're one of thousands of students
who have flocked to the President's home in the 20 years that the
teas have been part of campus institution.
YOU LEAVE YOUR COAT upstairs, then go down to face the
receiving line. Bobby Jo Ream, chairman of the League Ruthven Tea
committee, introduces you to Dr. Ruthven. The President gives you
a cordial handshake, and so does Mrs. Ruthven.
That's all there is to it. One of the 63 attractive League
hostesses takes over from there.
She conducts you on a short tour of the Ruthven home-you see
the plant room with its exotic foliage, the study with Dr. Ruthven's
desk, the sunroom with its goldfish.
THEN YOUR HOSTESS invites you into the dining room, where
you help yourself to cookies, cake and tea (chow's fine.)
Then you conform to an old Ruthven tea custom by finding a
piece of the library carpet for yourself and your snack. 40 or 50 other
students are doing the same thing-and the conversation at that
altitude is brisk and informal.
When you glance at your watch you're surprised to find that
it's nearing six. So you get your coat, leave your high school calling
card (if you have one) on the silver tray in the hall and take your
leave.
Dr. and Mrs. Ruthven are still shaking the last of some 200
student hands.
You walk out into the wintry air again, convinced that the
Ruthvens really know how to throw a party. 4

PRESIDENTIAL GREETINGS-Its a warm handshake that
Alexander G. Ruthven, president of the University and Gretchen
Riggs' cordial host, gives Miss Riggs as she starts down the re-
ceiving line.

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PHOTOS
by PETER MANN

STORY and CAPTIONS
by MARY STEIN

OFFICIAL BUSINESS - A Regents' report may not be the most
fascinating reading matter in the world, but Dick Howell and
Carolyn Graham decided to investigate one they found atop Presi-
dent Ruthven's desk in the study. They also paused to admire a
statuette (not shown) behind Dr. Ruthven's desk-that of Lippitt
Moro Ash, his favorite Morgan horse.
PARTY'S ALMOST OVER-The teacups have been cleared away,
and it's nearing six o'clock. But Dale Coenen, Colleen Kennedy,
Pete Craighead, and Tom Emerson (seated on floor) stay to chat
a while in the Ruthven library before leaving.

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ONE LUMP, PLEASE--Cynthia Stein tells Mrs. Marjorie McCoy
her preference as Mrs. McCoy, director of Helen Newberry, pours
Cynthia a cup of tea. Meanwhile Bill Flye gets ready to help him-
self to some of the cookies and cake that line the Ruthven festive
board.
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FIRESIDE FOURSOME--It's a pleasant custom at the Ruthven teas to stake out a piece of carpet
for yourself and your snack, and this quartet did just that. Bob Spiegel, Barbara Hall, Jean Decker
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