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May 11, 1949 - Image 5

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Outdoor Dancers
To. Seek Fciir Sky
Tennis Ball to Score with Special Floats,
PerfumedDDT, Review of Top Talent

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University Alumna Displays Architect urltI Talents
As Only Feminine Designer of New UN IBui1digs


The Tennis Ball committee has
really started the ball rolling for
the first all-campus outdoor dance
to be held from 9 p.m. to midnight
Friday on the Palmer Field Tennis
Early this morning somewhere
in the vicinity of "out Washtenaw"
the gigantic white "Ball" will be-
gin its trek across campus as a
symbol for mercy from the rain-
gods, according to Jerry Mehlman,
publicity chairman.
THE DANCE atmosphere will
)e strictly informal and cool cot-
tons should be "just right for
Tennis Ball night" declares gen-
eral co-chairman, Rosemarie
j order to give nature that
d touch, and for the sake
of practicality, a large dash of
perfume will be added to the
DDT which will be sprayed over
the courts.

vented and prepared by M Club
men, will be the main refresh-
ment attraction. The M Clubbers
will serve .their concoction over
checkered tables under Japanese
lanterns in the "park" at the
More floats may also be in store,
according to Mehlman, who has
hinted that the gang behind T-
Ball are apt to create quite a
racket on State Street about 1
p.m. today.
A bugle has sounded for vol-
unteers to work on the decora-
tions committee of Tennis Ball.
According to Bill Pe' rson,
decorations chairman, st lents
are needed every afternoi t this
week to help decorate and
should report for duty at the
Women's Athletic Building.

B. J. Barnes, '43, has been ac-
cured of "adding a woman's touch"
to the new UN buildings, but the
University alumna eclaims other-
"I'm not here to add a woman's
touch. I'me here to do a man's
job," Miss Barnes says about her
work on the designing staff of the
UN Buildings in New York City.
* *
A GRADUATE of the Univer-
sity architectural school, Miss
Barnes holds forth alone among
the 15 men employed on the de-
signing staff. The planning office
overlooks a "good-sized mudhole"
which will one day hold the World
Headquarters of the United Na-
The young architect has a
healthy enthusiasm for her
work, but most of the people
she meets squelch a little of her
Typical query from people who
hear she's a UN architect is "Do
you think we're ever going to have
a United Nations?"
THOUGH SHE'S not one to
make speeches on world affairs,
Miss Barnes does feel that too'
many people are pessimistic about
the UN's future.
"I hope everyone doesn't feel
like the cab drivers who bring
me to the office in the mornings.
They're pretty dismal about the
The United Nations seems like
a very real and growing thing to
Miss Barnes and her fellow archi-
tects, who work at their drawing
boards to the tune of pile drivers
and steam shovels.
* * * .-
Senior Ball Tickets
The central committee for
Senior Ball has announced that
engineering students may use
stub B on their activities cards
toward the purchase of tickets
for the dance.
-Those who have already
bought tickets can receive a
rebate by turning in their stub.

(Continued froim Page 4)
Junior Panhellenic: Final meet-
ing, at 5 p.m., League.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: Mr.
Branch, Mr. Bradley, and Mr.
Lemish will lead a discussion on
employment in geology, 12:15 p.m.
Democratic Socialist Club: 4:15'
p.m., Union. Mr. Tucker Smith of
Olivet College, will discuss "Aca-
demic Freedom at Olivet." At 8
p.m., Mr. Smith will speak on "De-
mocracy Must Be Social," Archi-
tect Auditorium. Everyone is in-
Flying Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1215 E. Engineering Bldg.
Coed Folk and Square Dancing
Club: 7:30 p.m., Barbour Gym (in-
stead of WAB).

byterlan Church: Informal tea anid
talk:, 4 to 6 p.m., Russel parlor,
Church Bldg.
I.Z.F.A. Folk songs and dances
of Isral: 8 p..n. League. Last
meeting this semester. Everyone
Comin Events
Political Science Graduate
Round Table: 7:30 p.m., Thurs..
May 12. West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Political Science
graduate students are required to
'attend. Wives are invited.
Marketing Club: Meeting, 4
p.m., Thurs., May 12, 131 Business
Administration Bldg., to prepare
for the Michigan Chapter Meeting
of the American Marketing Asso-
ciation on May 17.
Zeta Phi Eta, Speech Arts:
Chapter meeting, 4:15 p.m., Thurs.
May 12, 4208 Angell Hall. Election
of officers.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
business administration frater-
nity: Informal initiation, 7:30
p.m., May 12, Union.
International Center weekly tea
for all foreign students and Ameri-
can friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs.,
May 12, International Center.
Student-Faculty Hour: 4-5 p.m.,
Thurs., May 12, Grand Rapids
Room, League. Guests: Chemistry
and Physics departments. Co-
sponsored by Assembly and Pan-

Alpha Phi Omega
p.m., Thurs., May 12,
tion of next year's
plans for banquet. All
urged to aIttenid.

Union. Ele
officers ax
members a

Alpha Phi Omega, Nationa
Service Fraternity: All former ar
present members are invited to al
tend the initiation banquet. F<
information, contact Georg
Meyer. 304 Wenley House, as soc
as possible.
International Students' Associa
tion: Meet at the Internatione
Center, Thurs., May 12, 7:30 p.r
ISA Picnic: 2-6 p.m., Sat., Ma
14, the Island. Tickets on salea
the IC.
U. of M. Dames Sewing Grot
meet at the home of Mrs. Joli
Carow, 1305 Kensington Drive,
p.m., Thurs., May 12.
UW#: Last meeting of semeste
Election of officers for next term;
annual report. Thurs., May 1
7:30 p.m., Union.
American Ordnance Association
Final meeting of the semeste
7:30 p.m., Thurs., May 12, Arch
tectural Auditorium. Prof. E.
Vincent, Mechanical Engineerin
U. of M., will speak on "Jet Prc
pulsion." Open to the publi
Members who have already mac
their reservations are reminde
that the bus for the "A. C. Spar
Plug" trip, Fri., May 13 will leav
from the side entrance to the Ur
ion at 11:30 a.m.

Roger Williams Guild:
"chat" and tea, 4:30-6
Guild House.

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UN PLANNER-Belva Jane Barnes has been the only woman
employed on the designing staff for the United Nations Buildings
since the staff came into being in 1946. The 27-year old University
graduate is shown above at her drawing board overlooking the
site of the new UN permanent headquarters in New York City.
* * * *

U. of M. Sailing Club: Meeting
of all members, 7 p.m., 311 W. En-
gineering Bldg. Election of offi-
Westminster. Guild, First Pres-

terior details such as stairs, hand-
rails and elevators, although she's
worked on almost all parts of the
project at one time or another.
"The first steel has just been
erected, so we're really working
hard to keep ahead of the con-
struction crew," she explained.
A native of Plymouth, Mich.,
Miss Barnes has considered New
York her home since she first
went job-hunting there after her
graduation from the University in
* * *
IN FACT, she could only stick
it out in Paris six months when
members of the Headquarters
Planning Commission, the French
architect Le Corbusier and engi-
neer Vladimir Bodiansky took her

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on last spring as an assistant to
work on French reconstruction.
"Paris is probably the most
beautiful city in the world," she
admitted. But despite attrac-
tions like breakfast in bed every
day, two hours for lunch and
champagne for dinner, she
"spent most of the time being
homesick for New York."
In the designing room Miss
Barnes is very liable to don a
man's blue denim shirt over her
white blouse. Not because she
wants to appear mannish and bus-
inesslike-but just to keep clean.
And the fact that she's known
by her initials-B.J.--isn't an at-
tempt to conceal her identity as
a woman from UN officials. She
says she's just never cared much
for her real name-Belva Jane.
WAA Notices
Softball Schedule--The games
to be played at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow
are s follows: Mosher II vs. Delta
Zeta'Y,"Stockwell IV vs. winner
of Cousins III-Michigan Chris-
tian Fellowship, Jordan X vs.
winner of Gamma Phi II-Stock-
well XI, and Pi Phi I vs. winner
of Alpha Omicron Pi II-Kappa
Delta I.
Folk and Square Dance Club-
Members will meet at 7:30 p.m.
today in Barbour Gym instead of
Modern Dance Club -A com-
pulsory meeting will be held at
7:10 p.m. today, whether members
are in. the Spring Dance Concert
or not..Club members will bring
50 cents dues. Those who cannot
attend are asked to call Edith
Daniels, 2-4561.
Ruthven Teas End
President and Mrs. Ruthven will
be at home from 4 to 6 p.m. to-
day in the last of the series of
teas for all campus students.
Special guests will be members
of Prescott House, Sigma Chi, Jor-
dan Hall and Kappa Kappa
"Students should wear regular
school clothes to the teas," accord-
ing to Bobby Jo Ream, retiring
president of the social committee.

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