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WAA Offers Sports Clubs, Tournaments, Fashion Shows, Campus Projects

New Group Offers Instruction
In Coaching, Officiating Tasks

The Women's Athletic Associa-1
Lion is open to every woman on
campus from the time she en-
rolls as a freshman until she steps
down with her diploma.
There are eighteen sports clubs
and four all-campus tournaments.
The clubs may be joined indivi-
dually by ,any girl who so desires,
the tournaments are run on a
house basis, or a zone basis if a
student lives in a league house.
* * *
campus-wide project. For the past
two years it has been a carnival.
Michigras. Through petitioning,
a central committee of men and
women students are selected to
plan and execute the carnival.
Houses that are interested submit
ideas for booths of chance, shows,
refreshment and other entertain-
ment booths to the committee. A
large number of these are chosen
and these houses prepare and run
their booth for the two nights
which Michigras is held.
Each spring all the women's
houses on campus enter a group
of 30 women from that resi-
dence to compete in a WAA
sponsored sing. An award is
given to the house which does
the best job. Preceding the sing
at Hill Auditorium, senior wom-
en in their caps and gowns
are escorted by underclassmen
in a parade or line of march
from Angell Hall, around the
campus square to the auditori-
The Participation Cup is given
on Lantern Night to the residence
with the highest participation in
athletics. A point system has been
worked out which awards club
membership, tournament partici-
pation, and winning in computing
the award of this cup. A certificate
is given to the dorm, league house,
and sorority with the greatest
number of points in their divi-
* * *
A VOLLEYBALL basketball and
softball tournament are run by
WAA in which houses may enter
one or more teams. Team mem-
bers need not be skilled to com-
pete. The tournament follows a

ladder elimination to the playoff
for championship.
There is also a ping pong tour-
nament originating in the
houses and being played off on
a campus wide scale, a tennis
tournament, a badminton tour-
nament, a swimming meet, and
various tournaments within the
clubs in which interested houses
and students may participate.
During orientation week WAA
will present a fashion show for
freshmen women. At this time the
WAA board will model clothes ap-
propriate for participation in the
various sport activities offered by'
WAA. Freshmen women attend-'
ing the show will have an oppor-
tunity to talk with club members
about the various sports and sign'
up for club membership.
* * *
EVERY HOUSE on campus has
an athletic manager. She, by at-,
tending the athletic managers
meetings, learns the dates of club
meetings, and any news and in-
formation which pertains to WAA
activities as related to the indivi-
dual student.
It is her job to see that the
residents of her house receive
this information. If she is not
able to give the information re-
quired, any student is requested
to call the club manager, intra-
mural manager, or assistant on
the board who can give her the
desired information. Their
names and telephone numbers
are listed in hte "League Low-
The women on campus do not'
have a real pool of their own.c
Barbour Gym has a very smalli
three-foot-deep pool which can
be used by beginning swimmers.c
Other women swimmers can usei
the Union pool Tuesday and
Thursday for classes and Saturday
morning for open swimming. TheyI
may also swim at the Intramurali
Building on Friday evenings. For
this reason, WAA is very interested
in seeing that the women get their3
much needed pool.
* * *
ects such as Michigras go to the


ticipates in intercollegiate


NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTERS-Coeds who wish to get in the swim
can take advantage of the beginning swimming classes which are
held in the Barbour Gymnasium "Bathtub" or the advanced
classes held in the Union Pool. These aquatic capers are taking
place at the Union.
* * * *

* * *
who are interested in counseling or
have already been counselors can
join this club. The club gives prac-
tical experience in various phases
of camp work such as campfires,,
cookouts, hikes, handicraft, songs,1
program planning, and camping
ideals. It should prepare a new
girl for summer camping work'
and give new ideas and experi-
ence to the older camp counselor.
*, * *
FENCING-After a girl has had!
one physical education season (six
weeks) of fencing or its equiv-
alent she may join the club. Mem-
bers work on fencing techniques
and have their own bouts and
tournaments. They will be given
instruction and be able to see pro-
fessional work.
New Soccer Club
Born to WAA
The baby of the sport's clubs,
this fall will be the Soccer Club,
offered by WAA for the first time
in its history.
Beverly Howell, manager of the
newcomer, says, "It is significant
that an increasing number of col-]
leges and universities are giving
soccer a permanent place on their
intra-mural and inter-collegiate
Considering that this club has
no precedent, all the organization
and planning can be done by the
new members. The organizational
meeting will be held at 5 p.m.,
Oct. 3 in the WAB.
Soccer playing will cease after
a six weeks season at which time
the club's champion team will have
an opportunity to play against a
soccer team from Michigan State.j
GIN GIN, Australia-"Proof," in
the language of liquor, means
roughly about twice the percent-
age of alcohol by volume, accord-
ing to whiskey distributors.

The Coaches and Officials Club,
which was started last year as a
latecomer to the WAA Sport Club,
will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday,I
Oct. 3, at the Women's Athletic
The coaches and officials, which
are triined in the club, have a
full program scheduled for the
coming season, but will welcome
any suggestions from the regular
members, according to Mary
Louise Hook, manager of the club.
In the coaching section of the
club, the members deal primar-
ily with the fundamentals of the
three team sports used in the
intramural campus tournaments,
which are volleyball, basketball,
and softball.
* * *
WOMEN WHO prefer volleyball
in the coaching section of the club,
can learn such things as the best
type of service to use, what the
different types are, team play from
one line to another, ways of volley-
ing, and some of the best forma-
tions for practice sessiosn, as well
as any of the other fundamentals
that the members would like to
know about.
In basketball the coaching
section members will learn what
makes a good guard or forward,
various kinds of shots, and such
terms as "cutting the basket."
When spring rolls around and
the softball fans come out, the
coaching section will move from
the Barbour Gym to Palmer Field,
where they will learn how to set
up a batting order, how to field
ground balls and flies, and how
to bat and bunt, as well as coach-
ing hints on base running.
* * *
have at least some contact with
volleyball, basketball, or softball,
according to Miss Hook, the club
In the official's section of the

club, the members will learn
rules on refereeing, and umpir-
ing as to their duties, dress, sig-
nals, and so forth. Practice in
officiating will be had in the in-
tramural tournaments. Anyone
who earns a national rating will
be paid to referee or umpire for
intramural games.
At some of the club meetings
members of the physical education
staff will explain their favorite
hints and types of coaching. Also
members will observe men's varsity
games as well as games in the
women's tournaments for addi-
tional coaching hints.

EACH SECTION of the club will
have a meeting once a week. Meet-
ings will sometimes be held with
the basketball and softball clubs
of the WAA. The meeting time
and the number of meetings will
be decided at the organizational
meeting on October 3.
Women who are not physical
education majors, but still inter-
ested in the club, are especially
urged by the manager to come to
the organizational meeting. With
the full program the club needs
many members to carry out the

Michifish Mermaids in Swim
With YWater Ballets, Competition



pool fund. It is however, still small,
but you'll be hearing more about
the pool drive and each woman
will be asked to help spread the
news of the need of such a pool.
ARCHERY-Beginning and ad-
vanced shooters may enroll in the
club. Members practice shooting
indoors and out depending on the]
weather. They need only buy their
own arrows. The club participates
in national intercollegiate tele-
graphic meets and regular meets
with nearby schools. Shooting par-
ties are also conducted for club
* * *
BADMINTON - Again for be-
ginners and advanced players. In-
structions are given and club
members stage a tournament with-
in the club. Some of the playing
is coed and with other schools.

BALLET-Beginning and more
advanced dancers Will receive in-
struction in bar technique, soft
shoe, toe, and dance composition.
The club will work on a program
to be given in the spring and
arrangements have been made for
club members to see professional
dancing productions.
BOWLING - The basement of
the Women's Athletic Building is
equipped with four alleys on which
members of the bowling team may
bowl in team and individual club
tournaments. Beginners are given
instruction before the season be-
The alleys will be open in the
evening for open bowling for men
and women students. The club is
planning a mixed group to work
on doubles tournaments. It par-

Michigan Michifish consists of
the women swimmers in the Wom-
en's Athletic Association.
In order to be eligible to join
the Michifish, tryouts must first
be able to swim the crawl, back-
stroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke
fairly well. Tryouts who can also
dive are doubly welcome. Members'
later learn to perform 'various
water stunts, such as a front and
back dolphin.
Every year Michifish gives a
water ballet at the Michigan Un-
ion Openhouse, which is one of,
the star attractions. They also
hold a water ballet of their own.
* * *
titions are sponsored by Michi-
fish, including the all-campus
house and individual swimming
meet for women.
Members practice every Tues-
day and Thursday night at the
Michigan Union. Although wom-
en are required to pay twenty-
five cents to swim at the Union,
Michifish are allowed a special

Last year Michifish were out-
fitted with uniform swimming
suits. They are plain, one-piece,
and made of black satin, which
look very effective in the water.
* * *
Betty Richards this year, the
club will hold tryouts at the be-
ginning of the term. Once mem-
bers are admitted, they are not
required to re-try although mem-
bership in the club is limited.
Michifish also are doing their
share toward a new swimming
pool for University women to
replace what is commonly
known as "Barbour Bathtub."
Yearly swimming meets spon-
sored by Michifish regularly num-
ber up to 350 contestants from
most of the dormitories and soror-
ities on campus. Last year's meet
was captured by Kappa Kappa
Gamma. Michifish supply between
races entertainment in the form
of water ballets.
Notice will be given in the fall
as to time of tryouts for the club.


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Ann Arbor, since we specialize in smart clothes
for Miss and Junior.




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" Petti
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" Reich Dress
" Franklin Deen
" Junior Formal
" Arkay Junior
" Betty Rose



JUST A STORE, we hope you'll agree . . . but a series of warmly

inviting shops gathered under one roof . . . (slightly irregular as you see
in the above sketch, but with loads of atmosphere everyone says). Next
thing to your home away from home .. the place you'll come to for
everything, from hankies to formals; shoe laces to hats; a snack between
classes in the Snack Bar, or a substantial luncheon in the Garden din-





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