WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1950
Hfarbred's Orchestra To Play
'AnnuaI League Fall Dance
A galaxy of goblins and ghosts be informal this year and will
tV k ' eer from dim corners at take the place of the usual fall
S '*W t(chrdaft," the League's annual formal.
'dance which will be held Johnny Harberd and his or-
from n9to 12 p.m. October 28, in chestra will supply the musical
the ballroom, background for the Halloween-
(A "girl-bid event, the dance will theme dance. Intermission enter-
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY PM~ iTYX
, Lr-Orta7Group Meeting
' iri~ o f Activities
Or Michigan Dames
A itie'. of the Michigan
;ai $$began last night with the
frsIs ltirig of the Drama Group
ad h hiie of Mrs. Norma Mar-
Tle fridge Group will meet at
,.pk: todayin the Hussey room
T_0 Seing Group will meet at
. m. tomorrow, at the home of
,-Its spQsor, Mrs. Howard Mehaf-
'at 1481 Water Road. The
a sea for the evening will be
etar e 'from the Hildegarde
Sewing Center, who will demon-
4, .trate. remodeling and give advice
Mn Py sewing problems.
'4A New Addition
tainment will consist of a fe v
"hot" numbers by the music men
Tickets for the dance are or
sale beginning today at all wom-
en's dormitories, sorority houses
and residence halls. Tickets will
also be sold in the League.
Committee for the dance in-
cludes: general chairmen, Mary
Watt and Sally Hughes; pro-
grams, Pam Price; decorations,
Shirley Piquette; publicity, Nancy
Ericke; tickets, Janice Hulett and
patrons, Isabelle Rash.
-There will be a meeting at 8
p.m. today in the League.
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USHERING COMMITTEE --
Sophomore women who signed up
to usher for the Soph Cab floor-
show will meet at 5 p.m. today in
the League. All' others who are
interested may attend the meet-
nirig today, dues will be collected
in every house from sophomore
women until Oct. 27. Robin Glover,
assistant treasurer, will be in the
League at 5 p.m. every day to re-
ceive money from the collectors.
The money collected will be used
for the production of Soph Cab.
SIG EP TEA-Mrs. Leila Vibert, Sigma Phi Epsilon housemother, is shown pouring at one of her
informal afternoon teas for the Sig Ep men. Better known on campus as Aunt Lee, Mrs. Vibert
has been at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house since 1941, and is the only full-time fraternity house-
mother at the university. Pictured with her from left to right are Bud Nagelvoort, Denny Heenan,
Dick Martin, Charles Eden and Hal Niemeyer.
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AUNT LEE'S DAY IS NEVER DULL:
Sigma Phi EpsiloT Housemother Has Full job
Starlet Playing Role
\With K. Hepburn in
Vanessa Brown, stage and
screen actress who is currently ap-
oearing in Detroit in the Kath-
erine Hepburn production of "As
You Like It," was a guest at the
U rniversity last week.
The lovely starlet came to Ann
Arbor to renew her friendship
with Martha and Eugenia Wells,
daughters of Prof. Carlton F.
Wells of the English. department.
BEGINNING her acting career
at the age of 13, Miss Brown ap-
peared on the screen in "The
Heiress," "The Late George
Appley" and "The Foxes of Har-
row." Her more recent motion pic-
ture performances include "The
Ghost and Mrs. Muir" and "The
"Watch on the Rhine" is one
of the stage productions in
which the young actress took
part. At the time of the Berlin
air lift she played with Con-
stance Bennett before members
of the armed forces in 12 Ger-
During her tour of the Michigan
campus Miss Brown was reminded
of student life at UCLA. She
graduated from UCLA in 1949
having carried a part-time pro-
gram for five years while under
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AS AN UNDERGRADUATE she
held thi position of drama critic
on her college newspaper.
"I know full well the meaning
of an 8 o'clock," she commented,
as she watched students hurry-
ing to class early Friday morn-
Miss Brown's interests are cen-
tered largely on drama, music and;
literature. Her versatility was re-,
cognized early as evidenced by her
frequent appearances on the radio
program, "Quiz Kids."
KATHARINE HEPBURN hired
her to play the role of Celia in
"As You Like It." Miss Brown ex-
pressed a deep admiration for the
star of the performance, stating
that her great acting ability is
equalled by her dynamic person-
"Katharine Hepburn takes a
real interest in the play," she
said, "and shows concern for
every member, of the cast."
While touring with the company
Miss Brown spends much of her
spare time studying piano.
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Canterbury Club: Wednesday,
7:15 a.m., Holy Communion fol-
lowed by Student Breakfast.
7:15 p.m., Schola Cantorum Re-
Wesley Foundation: Do Drop In
at 4 o'clock to meet all of your
Chem. and Met. Eng. Graduate
Coffee Hour: Wed., Oct. 18, 4:15
p.m., 3201 East Engineering Bldg.
Dean R. A. Sawyer will be guest
Congregational, Disciples, Evan-
gelical and Reformed Guild will
have two S u p p e r Discussion
Groups, 5:30 p.m., Guild House,
438 Maynard, each Wednesday.
Subjects: (1) What do Christians
Believe, (2) Christianity and War,
Race and Communism. Phone re-
servations, 5838, by Wednesday
The Miiigan- Arts Chorale: Re-
gular rehearsal at 7 p.m. at Lane
Hall. All members must attend.
Botany Club: First meeting to-
night, 7:30, 1139 Natural Science
Bldg. New members welcome.
Israeli Song and Dance Group:
7:30 p.m., Union. Everyone wel-
come, especially beginners.
WAA Folk and Square Dance
Club: Regular meeting, 7:30-9:45,
p.m., Women's Athletic Bldg.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bibzle Study, (Fireside Room)
Lane Hall, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Rom-
ans, chapter three.
American Chemical Society :
Meeting, 8 p.m., 1399 Chemistry
Bldg. Dr. H. H. Storch, Chief, Re-
search and Development Branch
of the Office of Synthetic Fuels of
the Department of the Interior
will discuss "Synthetic Liquid Fuel
Chess Club Meeting: 8 p.m.; 3G
Union. All members should play
second tournament game this
Exhibition Dance Group will
meet in the League Ballroom this
evening at 8:15 p.m.
International Center Weekly
Tea for foreign students and
American friends, 4:30-6 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 19.
Alpha Phi Omega will have a
regular meeting Thurs., Oct. 19,
7:30 p.m., Michigan League.
The Polonia Club: Meeting 7:30
p.m., International Center, Thurs.,
Oct. 19. Robert Zojance will speak
on "The Inefficiencies of the Unit-
ed Nations and its Various
Branches," at 8 p.m. All are wel-
Student Science Society: Meet-
ing, Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m..
1300 Chemistry Bldg. Speaker:
Prof. D. B. McLaughlin, Astrono-
my Dept. Topic: "Analyzing Star-
light." Also discussion of amend-
ments to constitution. New mem-
bers are invited.
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It may have been cheaper by
the dozen for the Gilbreth family,
but for Mrs. Leila Vibert, Sigma
Phi Epsilon housemother, it is
quite a task to plan the meals and
check the bills for five dozen men.
,To the Sig Eps, their girls and
her many friends all over campus,
Mrs. Vibert, the only full-time
fraternity housemother, is fondly
known as Aunt Lee.
Having been a "mother away
from home" to the Sig Eps since
1941, Aunt Lee has accumulated a
large family along with her own
two sons and five grandchildren.
She keeps up an active correspon-
dence, however, with many of her
boys all over'the world and never
fails to receive a notice of "new
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IN ADDITION to the usual
house duties during her nine years
as a fraternity housemother, Aunt
Lee has done everything from ty-
ing tricky bow ties to serving as a
Saturday night canasta partner
for some Sig Ep whose fiance is
miles away from Ann Arbor.
Among her varied activities,
one of Aunt Lee's principle jobs
is to chaperon all of the Sig
Ep house parties and she often
joins in the spirit of things by
devisingesome sort of costume
At a shipwreck party a few
years ago, Aunt Lee amazed every-
one and nearly copped the cos-
tume prize by appearing in a
knee-length flapper dress, leg
make-up and blacked out teeth.
ALTHOUGH Mrs. Vibert claims
to like boys and girls equally well,
she feels that she understands
boys better, that being the main
reason why she decided to be-
come a fraternity housemother.
Following her husband's death
in 1938, Mrs. Vibert went to
Michigan State to be house-
mother for the Alpha Omicron
Pi sorority. When she heard,
however, that the Sig Eps at
Michigan were looking for a
housemother, she decided to
come to Ann Arbor.
During the war, when the Army
took over the Sigma Phi Epsilon
house, Aunt Lee became house-
mother for the Gamma Phi Betas.
Sie decided to move back to the
Sig Ep house following the end of
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"THE BOYS seemed so disap-
pointed at not finding me there
to welcome them and they put on
a real campaign to get me back,"
said Aunt Lee. Whenever a Sig
Ep would meet a Gamma Phi on
the street he would always say,
"How is our housemother."
Mrs. Vibert believes that fra-
ternities are becoming more
housemother-minded each year,
and she sincerely wishes to en-
courage the idea. She feels that
there are many advantages to be
gained by having a woman
around to help with personal
and house matters and to wel-
Aunt Lee finds a never-ending
source of amusement in listening
to a doting mother of some big,
brawny, six-foot Sig Ep say to
her, "Take care of my boy-and
be sure to scold him when he needs
ONE OF the biggest thrills that
Aunt Lee can remember happened
on Mother's Day in 1941 when the
Sig Eps presented her with their
sweetheart pin on which was in-
scribed, "To Aunt Lee from the
Her spare minutes, which are
often few, are spent in reading
books from her large collection
and sewing for her five grand-
children.aWhen the television set
arrived at the Sig Ep house
last year, Aunt Lee was one of
its most avid fans. She admits
to being a loyal boxing enthusi-
ast, but she heads for her room
when the wrestlers come on the
Mrs. Vibert eats all meals with
Read and Use
the boys except breakfast and Fri-
day night dinners which are
strictly informal affairs. It has
also been a tradition in the house
for three of the men to take Aunt
Lee out to dinner each Sunday
ONCE A YEAR, during J-Hop,
the Sig Eps move out and Aunt
Lee has a house full of girls to
look after. Her duties, then, com-
pletely change from tying ties to
mending hems and looking for
When graduation time rolls
around eachyear, Aunt Lee sadly
watches each senior depart from
the group. "I feel as if my oldest
sons are leaving," she said, "and
I wonder if I will ever see them
Each holiday, however, she re-
ceives many gifts and cards from
her boys all over the world showing
that they have not forgotten the
years with her in the Sig Ep
There will be a business
meeting of the Riding Club at
7:30 p.m. in the WAB.
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- jdutrial reearch began in
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tory devoted to fundamental research.
At that time E. W. Rice, Jr., then vice president of
General Electric, said:
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signs and improvements of existing standards, it has been
deemed wise during the past year to establish a laboratory to
be devoted exclusively to original research. It is hoped by this
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Many profitable fields were discovered-profitable not only
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