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THE MICHIGANIIATIN'

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WRl To Receive 1,400 War Bonds for Womens' Swim

ming Pool

Funds To Eliminate Barbour
Pool Given by League Council

"Barbour Bathtub" will be the
scene of activity more important
than the usual limited wading at
4 p.m. tomorrow when League
Council presents $1,400 worth of
War Bonds to the WAA for the
fund for a new women's swimming
pool.
Clad in the traditional "Bloomer
beauty" beach outfits reminiscent
of the age of the Barbour mon-
strosity, League President, Pa-
tricia McKenna will formally pre-
sent the League gift to WAA Pres-
ident, Gwen Sperlich.
Other bathing beauties of the
90's taking part in the presenta-
tion will be League Secretary,
Ilona Fietzi, executive council
members, Nancy Hess and Marge
Zaller; and Libby Ressford, Mich-
ifish President and Rosie Schoetz,
WAA vice president.
THE FOUR BONDS, originally
purchased by League Council in
1943 for the purpose of turning
them over to the swimming pool,
fund, now have a face value of
$1,400, a sizeable gift for the need-
ed pool fund, but far from push-
ing" the fool finances over their
goal, according to Miss Sperlich.
After the presentation the
members of the WAA Board will
give a tea for the League Un-
dergraduate Council in the
Fencing Room of Barbour Gym,
which overlooks the "bath tub,"
and appropriately provides
Tutorial Service
All last semester tutors are
requested to come to the Union
Student Office to designate if 3
they intend to continue this se-
mester. Any new tutors may
register in the office.
Any student wishing tutorial
service may contact the Union.

background for the decorations
which will show the history of
the Barbour pool and the new
pool which the women have
been striving to attain for many
years. Recent plans for a pro-
posed new pool will also be
shown.
Invitations to the tea have been
extended to Regent Vera Bates,
Dean Alice Lloyd, Ethel McCor-
mick, Dr. Margaret Bell, H. O.
Crisler, Matt Mann, Margaret
Morgan, Mrs. Orin C. Rogers,
League Council, WAA Board and
WAA advisors, and the faculty of
the Women's Physical Educa-
tion Department.
THE PRESENT Barbour Pool,
which is the only swimming fac-
ility available exclusively for the
5,000 women on campus is an an-
tiquated 19%' by 27%' depression
in the dressing room of Barbour
Gym which is four feet deep at its
deepest end and at present can
accommodate only the elementary
swimming classes. The mainte-
nance of the antique is especially
difficult as it requires draining
and cleaning totaling at least 12
hours per week.
"Not only are the women on
campus being deprived of rec-
reational and healthful oppor-
tunity to swim, but potential
Olympic and competitive swim-
mers are unable to practice due
to the inadequate facilities" says
WAA President, Sperlich,
Substantial contribution since
1931 to the pool fund has been
given by the WAA through cur-
rent funds, and proceeds on con-
ventions, Michigras, J-Hops, Var-
sity Swim Meets, Frosh Frolic,
The Michigan Alumni, the Ann
Arbor Alumni group, and Detroit
Alumni Group.

Woman Politico
From Korea
Stops Here
By ALICE LILYBLOOM
The first woman politico in
Korean history passed through
Ann Arbor yesterdayleaving the
impression of a regenerated wom-
anhood in her homeland.
Mrs. Helen Kim, Korean dele-
gate to the United Nations gen-
eral assembly at Paris and Direc-
tor of Ewha women's college in
Seoul, Korea said that the coun-
try was undergoing a peacetime
revolution.,
"We are making a century's ad-
justment in a year," she said. Be-
fore the liberation in 1945. Korean
women had little or no rights of
their own and took no part in
public life, Mrs. Kim said.-
The curriculum in Ewha college,
the oldest women's university in
Korea before the war, taught lib-
eral arts, music and home econo-
mics. Since the end of the war,
the increasing status of women in
Korea has brought about the ad-
dition of medicine, pharmacology,
finance, physical education and
teaching, to the curriculum.
The selection of Mrs. Kim as
delegate to the UN was the first
time that a woman was given a
part in Korean politics.
Women in Korea now have equal
legal rights with men, and they
are gradually acquiring those
rights in fact. "It takes time," she
said.
Several University graduates,
bomber scholars have gone to
Korea and some are working at
Ewha College. They are Young
Souk Chang, Evelyn Koh, Mrs.
Mary Kim Toh and Mrs. Shinsil
Kim, who is directbr of physical
education.
Damnes Plan
Group Meets
The Interior Decorating Group
of Michigan Dames will hold its
February meeting at 8 p.m. today
in the East Conference Room of
the Rackham Building.
A representative of the Stuhl-
man-Godfrey Company will dis-
cuss the topic, "Slip Covers and
Draperies."
The Dames Child Study Group
will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow at
the home of its sponsor, Mrs. War-
ren Chase, 500 Huntington Drive.
Richard Hurley, Assistant Pro-
fessor in the Department of Li-
brary Science will speak on chil-
dren's books. The professor is spe-
cializing in school and children's
library technicians.
Assisting Mrs. Chase as host-
esses will be Mrs. Stanley Reich,
Mrs. Murray M. Gilkeson and Mrs.
Lee Bownes. Transportation prob-
lems will be handled by Mrs. Gil-
keson, 2-2046.

Square Dance
Club Begins

New

Season

1eddic~ni &6gagementi

Far from outmoded in the pres-
ent day, folk and square dancing
will take on new popularity with
the reorganization of the univer-
sity Folk and Square Dancing Club
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the
WAB.
Open to both men and women.
the club is organized for the dual
purposes of learning and enjoying
the traditional American country
dances.
Members will start by learning
some of the simpler dances as well
as their backgrounds. Foreign
students on campus also will be in-
vited to demonstrate some of the
variations of their own country
dances.
Mrs. Edith Aull of the women's
Physical Education department is
advisor to the group, while Justine
Bessman has ample background
to assume the management. She
was one of the initial organizers of
the Detroit Folk and Square
Dancing Club where she has
taught for a few years. Miss Bess-
man has also worked with the In-
ternational Institute of Detroit in
the folk dancing field.
Plans of the club include com-
munications with groups in other
universities to coordinate plans
and interchange ideas.
Miss Bessman also hopes to
work up certain sets or quadrills
to teach difficult dances and par-
ticipate in programs.
Not only will the dances them-
selves provide relaxation and
amusement for club members, but
they will also benefit. from infor-
mation on the backgrounds of the
dances. After the dance refresh-
ments will provide an added at-
traction after the club gets under
way.

Evans-Watkins
Mrs. Frederick W. Evans has
announced the marriage of her
daughter, Carol Virginia, to Doug-
las B. Watkins, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John R. Watkins, also of
Grosse Pointe.
Mrs. Watkins graduated in the
class of '47 from the literary col-
lege and is now teaching at Grosse
Pointe High School. She was af-
filiated with Collegiate Sorosis.

MacKay-Todd
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mac-
Lennan MacKay of Pleasant Ridge
have announced the marriage of
their daughter, Nancy Isabel, to
Donald Frederick Todd, son of
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Todd of
Ionia.
Mrs. Todd was a sophomore in
the literary college and affiliated
with Delta Gamma.

RADIO ACTRESS-Patricia Ryan (above), 25-year-old radio
actress, who played a radio role of a woman with blinding head-
aches and complained of similar pains herself, was found dead
in bed Tuesday, Feb. 15 in New York. She played the role of Sophia
Peabody who suffered from blinding headaches before her mar-
riage to the 19th century novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. During
the program Miss Ryan complained of a pain in back of her head
and two other actresses read her lines until she recovered
sufficiently to resume her role. Her husband George Robert Gib-
son, discovered her body.
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By MARJE SCHMIDT I
Did you know that if you are
decorating a new home or apart-
ment, chances are better than two
to one that you will choose mod-
ern rather than traditional fur-
nishings?
Young women with eyes turned
toward a June wedding may find a
bit of council in these findings.
There is a reason of course, for
this shift in public taste. The.
trend from formality to casualness
is extremely strong.
TODAY'S LIVING, and there-
fore, today's home, reflects an em-
phasis on informality and relaxa-
tion. It is well for young brides-
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basis of an informal room lies in
its important pieces, the end ef-
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of many small things.
Placement of furniture, for
instance, and the color scheme
are as important as the kind of
sofa chosen. When decorating
a room that will truly reflect
your family living, pay particu-
lar attention to your floor cov-
erings. A bare floor looks cold;

WOMEN WITH an eye to the
future would do well to visit the
rug department of their favorite
store during March 1 to 10 when
the carpet fashion opening takes
place. Such a visit should give
her any number of ideas for in-
formal living.
The textured look, probably the
most important style note of the
year, is a particularly good choice.
Patterns will be shown, ranging
from abstract improvisations to
florals that are as bright and gay
as spring.M
JGP Notes
Speaking parts will rehearse
from 7 to 10 p.m. today in the
ABC Room of the League.
Dancers will rehearse from 4
to 6 p.m. today in the Re-
hearsal Room of the League.
Chorus will rehearse from 5
to 6 p.m. in the Garden Room
and in the Cave of the League.

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House Presidents-There will be
meetings of all dormitory and
league house presidents at 5 p.m.
today.
Dormitory presidents will meet
in the Undergraduate Office of
the League and league house pres-
idents will meet in the ABC Room
of the League.
Mortarboard-AI nenbers are
requested to be at Rackham Am-
phitheatre by 7:30 p.m. tonight to
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