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Frosh Weekend
Plans Revealed
"Watch the Birdie" and "Flapper Daze"
To Compete in Battle for First Prize

Men No Longer Reign in Campus Activities;
Frosh Weekend, Soph Cab, Typify Coed Events

Soft Leather, Crepe Soles
Add to Traditional Saddles


The Blue team of Frosh Week-
end will present their dance Fri-
day, April 28.
Although the coeds are being
very secretive about the theme
and actual layout of the dance,
they condescended to release its
The freshmen are calling their
production, believe it or not,,
"Watch the Birdie." At the pres-
ent time they are not willing to
explain further, as they seem to
feel that the opposing team should
be kept in complete ignorance.

Vivid Colors
Liven Towels
Modern towels possess

JOYCE WINTER, assistant
publicity chairman, has announ-
ced that the tryouts for the floor
-ow will be Wednesday, 7 n.m.,
in the Grand Rapids room of the
:;ague. i ne tryours will include
speaking parts, and singing and
dancing roles.
Faye Riechelt has been ap-
po wed assistant decorations
chairman, while Carole Lof-
gren and Rosemary Guelcher
are assistant publicity chair-
men in charge of stunts and
Poster chairman is Nancy Ho-
gan, and Joyce Winter handles
the newspaper publicity.
* * *
BLUE TEAM wishes to stress
the fact that the dance is male
bid. Tickets will go on sale after
spring vacation.
"Flapper Daze" is the theme
of their Frosh Weekend dance,
the Maize team announced to-
The decorations and floorshdw
are centered around the experien-
ces of "Maizie," a University of
Michigan student back in the days
when the Twenties were roaring.
THE FRESHMEN have decided
on a "back to the Orient" move-
ment, and are planning a first
hand account of the old college
The Maize team will present
their dance April 29.

Gone are the days when men
reigned supreme over the world
of campus activities!
Nowadays, scarcely an hour goes
by without some sort of publicity
about the goings on in the frenzy
of feminine activities. With each
class promoting a project of its
own, the League, main bulwark for
these activities, rarely has a se-
date moment!
* * *
LOUD AND LONG had been
the rivalry between the junior and
senior classes when in 1904 the
junior women attempted to prove
their superiority with the first pro-
duction of JGP.
The first attempt catching on
like rain collecting on the Diag,
JGP soon became an annual

Full and Ballerina Lengths
Highlight Spring Formals
When a woman today talks organdie and marquisette top the
about the long and short of spring fabric list. Lace, especially white
fashions she is probably talking lace accented with black, has come
about the apparent indecision of straight from Paris to help Amer-
designers as to whether evening ican women greet the coming of
dresses are going to be full or bal- spring.

campus affair. Usually having a
musical basis, the theme of the
show is kept secret until the
night of its presentation to the
strictly critical senior class.
Closely coordinated with this is
Senior Night, at which time all the
senior women, garbed in their caps
and gowns, march to the League to
rehash their college years. This
also provides them with the op-
portunity to view the product of
the juniors well spent energy.
* * * -
of the League ballroom, the grad-
uating women also reveal their
status in the matrimonial sweep-
stakes. The married women carry
candles, engaged ones suck lemons,
pinned women sport straight pins
while unattached coeds throw one


looks as well as utility.
The lover of vivid colors need
no longer be satisfied with dull,
wishy-washy towels. For towels
ranging from the large bath size
all the way down to the dainty
guest size are now available in
shades of deep emerald green,
crimson red, and navy blue.
THE MOST popular and useful
towels, according to a local shop-{
keeper, are bath and hand sizes.
Manyrof the leading manufactur-
ers feature sets containing each
of the above plus a wash cloth.
These sets come in a wide
variety of colors including the
new deep shades.
Something new in guest or fin-
ger-tip towels are those fashioned
from terry-cloth. This is quite an
improvement. over the old, pretty
but rather useless, starched linen
or cotton variety. Guests need not
be afraid of mussing these up.
* * *
COLOR is again the outstand-
ing feature of these lovely towels.
Lime, coral and aqua are but a
few of the available shades. Some
of the terry-cloth guest towels are
edged with a short fringe instead
of the traditional selvedge finish.-
An innovation in towels is the
bath sheet or beach towel. These
are fashioned out of the usual
toweling materials but are many
times the normal size .
Some of the more conservative
bath sheets are plain white with
a wide fringe or selvedge border.
However, a variety of Californial
and tropical prints have recently:
been introduced.
The latter are designed in the
most startling of patterns .and:
hues. Huge fish "swim about" on
a chartruese "sea" on one, while
a group of flying ducks may deco-
rate another.

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Though it may look like quite
a controversy on the surface, the
truth is that many designers are
showing both lengths and both
seem to be holding their own on
the fashion front. Either long or
short dresses lend themselves to
the elegant sheers that are mak-
ing fashion news this spring.
* * *
CHIFFON, NYLON, net, tulle,






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(Continued from Page 4)
with the Meeting of the Far East-
ern Association Lectures by Ber-
nard Leach.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memor-
ial Hall: Objects from the Muesum
Collections: Pottery by T. S. Haile,
through April 19. Weekdays 9-5,
Sundays 2-5. The public is invit-
Events Today
Canterbury Club: 7:15 and 10:15
a.m., Holy Communion. 5:15 p.m.,
Evening Prayer and Meditation.
Chrisitan Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
Anthropology Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 3024 Museums Building.
Entrance to the building by the
rear door. Professors Jones and
Spaulding of the Department of
Anthropology will address the club
on "Recent Significant Publica-
tions in Ethnobotany and Archae-
Science Relsearch Club: 7:30
p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. "An,
Engineering Approach to Cata-
lysis," by Robert R. White, De-
partment of Chemical and Metal-
lurgical Engineering. "Biolumines-
cence," by Edward R. Baylor, De-
partment of Zoology.
Student Affiliate, American Chem-
ical Society: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1400 Chemistry Bldg. Prof. H. H.'
Willard will speak on "The Im-
portance of Analytical Chemistry
in Our Industrial Age."
Quarterdeck Society: Regular
meeting, Rm. 3B, Union.
N.S.A. Committee of S.L.: Meet-
ing, 4:30 p.m., Rm. 3A, Union. S.L.
candidates please attend.
Young Democrats: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Union. Nominations for elec-

Chess Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
ISA: Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Inter-
national Center.
Coming Events
Canterbury Club: 7:15 a.m., Wed.,
April 5, Holy Communion followed
by student breakfast.
Economics Club: "The Use of
Sample Surveys for the Analysis
of Consumer Behavior." Dr. James
N. Morgan and Dr. Lawrence R.!
Klein, Research Associates, In-
stitute for Social Research. 7:45
p.m., Wed., April 5, Rackham Am-
English Graduate Journal Club:
8 p.m., Wed., April 5, East Con-
ference Room, Rackham Bldg. Mr.
Thomas Ross will discuss "A Me-
thod of Revaluation: William Dun-
bar." Discussion of methodology
and the 15th century Scottish
Library Science Discussion Group:
8:30 p.m., Wed., April 5, 110 Gen-
eral Library. Topic: College Lib-
rary Problems. Discussion led by
Mr. H. A. Brubaker of Lawrence
Michigan Arts Chorale: Regular
rehearsal, 7. p.m., Wed., April 5,
Rm. B, HH.
U. of M. Rifle Club: Meeting,
training, and postal match with
U. of Notre Dame, 7 p.m., Wed.,
April 5, ROTC rifle range.
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting, 7 p.m.,
Wed., April 5, Rm. 3L, Union. Mov-
ies and Aspen snow report.
Square and Folk Dance Club:
Meeting, 7:30-9:45 p.m., Wed.,
April 5, Women's Athletic Bldg.
Women of the University Fa-
culty: Tea, 4 to 6 p.m., Wed., April
5, fourth floor clubroom.

Many of the shorter evening
dresses are made of stiffened
sheers. Others are made of taf-
feta or pique. A number of them
have neutral tops and brightly
colored skirts, to be worn with
stockings and shoes in related
The uneven hemline is a dis-
tinctive mark of the short evening
dress. One designer creates a long-
in-back effect by the use of a dip-
ping half overskirt.
* * *
BOTH LONG and short evening
dresses feature the 1920 silhouette.
For the shorter dress, this means
a long slender look that is broken
by fullness that starts at the hips.
The longer dresses of this type are
fitted on top, with fullness begin-
ning at the knees.
Not all of this season's eve-
ning dresses are of this type,
however. Some of them have
huge skirts and ruffled tops
whose elegance is enhanced by
the materials of which they are
made. In addition to sheers,
these include such materials as
quilted taffetas and taffetas with
vivid stripes, dots or flowers.
Separate tops and skirts, which
can be combined in a variety of
ways are becoming more and more
popular for evening wear. Many
of the tops are made of lace or
organdie and are worn with taf-
feta skirts.
Students Sponsor
African Program
Sunday eveninghthe West Afri-
can students, of the International
Students Association were in
charge of the weekly dinners hon-
oring different countries at the In-
ternational tenter.
The dinner featured a rather
unique combination of chicken
and rice, corn on the cob and
french fried bananas.
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Buy Her a
Box of Stationery

penny for each of their birthdays
into a wishing well.
The not so "Silly Sophomores"
annually wow the campus with
their presentation ofthe re-
nowned Soph Cabaret. Taking
over the whole second floor of
the League, the sophomores
transform it into a gigantic car-
nival atmosphere complete with
specialrbooths, refreshments,
and card games. The latest in
current popular dance steps can
be exhibited in the ballroom
which is also included in the
Complete with gams and gals,
all sophomore women, and their
talents, are presented in the floor-
show in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre. Thus, the Cab provides the
sophomores with their first op-
portunity to work together as a
class unit.
""""" * * *
BEWILDERED and bewitched
with the mad world of maize and
blue, last year the freshmen de-
cided to set the campus on its ear
with the first presentation of
Frosh Week-End.
Choosing sides, and with each
team decorating one half of the
League ballroom, the two groups
presented their own floorshow
on their respective nights. Com-
petition also ran wild on the de-
sign of tickets and programs plus
the amount of dues collected
and each team's publicity.
From the staidest of the seniors
to the greenest of the freshmen,
the women on campus are con-
stantly on the jump proving that
their class is the best to hit Ann
Arbor yet!
Michigras Free
To Ticket Sellers
Students with vacation-emptied
pocketbooks will have a chance to
get into Michigras free April 21
and 22, according to Mary Watt,
ticket committee co-chairman.
For anyone selling or collecting
tickets during those evenings will
work a one-hour shift and be free
during the other four hours to en-
joy the side-shows, games, and
rides which the carnival provides,
Miss Watt said.
The committee will hold a meet-
ing at 5 p.m. today in Rm. 38 of
the Union for students interested
in the above jobs, or in helping
with pre-sale of tickets, on a sim-
ilar basis.
For carnival-goers buying their
general admission tickets early, at
the standard price of 30 cents, a
special door at the Field House
will' be set aside so that they can
gain quick entry without having
to wait in the long last-minute
ticket lines.

Spring and warm weather always
mean new saddles and loafers, and
local shoe dealers are loading their
shelves with the newest styles to
replace campus women's weather-
beaten casuals.
Biggest attraction in the saddle
selection will be a change from
the stiff leathers used by manu-
facturers last year. Coeds will
welcome the soft, flexible mater-
ials, such as buckskin and elk,
which will add ever-needed com-
fort for walking.
'- * -
THE POPULAR crepe sole will
also replace the hard rubber used
previously in the saddle shoe.
Featured along the newest
saddle-shoe line is a model in
soft elk with a neoprime sole.
Dubbed the "spoon-bill saddle,"
this shoe has a wide foot cut on
the order of a duckbill.
Loafers are being designed in a
variety of ways to add smartness
to a coed's outfits. Designers are
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Dancing - Free dancing is on
the schedule of the Leagues social
calendar from 3 to 5 p.m. today in
the ballroom to introduce the new
record sound equipment.
* * *
Frosh Weekend - Tryouts for
the floorshiw of "Flapper Daze,"
dance to be presented by the
Maize team of Frosh Weekend, are
slated for 7:30 p.m. today in the
League Ballroom.
Tryouts for dance director or
pianist will begin at 7 p.m.
Mortarboard - There will be a
brief meeting of Mortarboard
members at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
* * *
Physical education - Women
education majors and minors will
hold a junior assembly at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in WAB.




doing wonders with ornamental
buckles and straps on the loafer
in order to bring that shoe to the
forefront in popularity as it was'
in '39 and '40.
* * *
A FAVORITE among campus
women will be the sandal type
loafer which features the new
"open look" for spring.

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You'll love these fresh-
looking cottons and lin-
ens . . . crisp piques
and seersuckers . . cool
organdies . . . jacket-
topped sun dresses that
double for school . . .
tailored classics in one
or two-piecers. . . dressy
styles in tubable navy
and pastels . . shirt-
waisters in saucy plaids
and checks . . . ideal
budget stretchers in all
sizes - from
$8 95to 16"

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