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Twenty-two WAA Clubs Furnish Fun, Frolic
Sports Include Archery, Badminton, Fencing

Goofy About Golfing

WAA Strives for Fun, Fitness;
Sponsors Lantern Night, Dance
Executive Board Assists in Coordinating
Clubs, Tournaments, Participation Award

Twenty-two sport clubs offer
fun and recreation to coeds under
the auspices of the Women's Ath-
letic Association.
These clubs cover nearly every
phase of activity from dancing to
field hockey and swimming to
ice skating. For the woman who
likes all kinds of outdoor activity.
the WAA has the Outing Club.
If the coed prefers clubs in which
there are men participants, her
choice may be a co-recreation
The WAA urges interested stu-
dents to come to all clubs which
interest them and find out what
they are all about. A student who
decides that she would rather par-
ticipate in another sport, may feel
free to drop one club and join an-
other, providing it is not too late
and also with the knowledge that
she forfeits her participation
points earned from the former club
Among the other clubs are:
ARCHERY - Beginning and
advanced shooters may enroll in
the club. Members practice shoot-
ing indoors and out depending on
the weather. They must provide
themselves only with arrows. The
club participates in national in-
tercollegiate telegraphic meets
and regular meets with nearby
Fashion Show


schools. Shooting parties are also
conducted for club members.
* *, *
BADMINTON - Anyone may
join regardless of experience and
ability. There will be instruction.
The members play on the ten-
nis courts near the Women's Ath-
letic Building. The club members
stage a tournament within the
club. The club will organize in
late November.
* * *
BALLET - Beginning and more
advanced dancers will receive in-
oed Dancers
Plan Festival
In Sprin 'Term

struction in bar technique, soft
shoe, toe, and dance composition.
The club will work on a program
to be given in the spring and ar-
rangements 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-
* * *
COUNSELING - Women who
are interested in counseling or
have already been counselors can
join this club. The program in-
cludes practical experience in var-
ious phases of camp work such
as campfires, cookouts, hikes,
handicraft, songs, program plan-
ning, and camping ideals. It should

SJet Sept.


"Mother, Mother, what shall I
Wear tonight?"
In an attempt to partially an-
swer such quandries, the Women's
Athletic Association will present a
style show for freshmen women
Monday, Sept. 18, at Rackham
At this time the executive board
of the WAA and the club managers
will be introduced. The board will
model clothes for a typical Michi-
gan weekend and also appropriate
toggery for participation in the
various sport activities offered by
the WAA.
Freshmen women attending the
show will have an opportunity to
talk with the club managers about
the activities and they may sign
up for club membership at this

Members of the Modern Dance prepare a new girl
Club are looking forward to a camping work and g
great deal of success during this and experience to thi
coming school year. counselor.
Work on various techniques and
on a dance program will be FENCINP - Begi
launched shortly after the organ- perienced fencers are
izational meeting. Everyone in- struction will be off
terested in doing or learning about advanced members
modern dance is welcome. bouting. The club s]
The club affords women an op- onstrations by fenci
portunity to learn more about .FEDHCE
modern dance than just that it isFIEtoal Hegrdes
"what people like Martha Gra- opentoalrgdes
ham do." It also provides instruc- members meet on al
tion and practice. at first spend most
Plans are being made for a the season, organize
dance program similar to the one compete against each
given at the Dance Festival during will be planned withc
the spring semester. The Festi- Equipment is furni
val, sponsored by the Inter-Arts WAA, but members r
Union, presented original danceswAAfbthember
by the Modern Dance and Ballet own if they prefer.
Clubs on Friday night, a program MC FH M
by a professional group on Satur- MICHIFISH - M
day evening, and an exhibit, lec- open to all those wh
ture and movie on Modern Dance can perform satisfaci
during the week. sic strokes of swim)
The Modern Dance Club selec- other requirements
tions, with choreography done by ability to do the st
club members, were performed to dive and the backt
different mediums such as silence, club practices ever
music and poetry. The music for morning for an houri
one number, "And Higher" by Ed- Pool. Several exhibit
ward Chudacoff and the poem on throughout the y
"The Old City" by William Trous- These are a fewc
dale, were written by students. clubs which every co
Thus, this sort of program lends In nearly every club
opportunity not only to those in- is provided. The am
terested in dancing and choreo- varies depending on
graphy, but to those who wish to dual needs of the clu
create new mediums to be express- rage membership of
ed by the dance. approximately thirty.

nners and ex-
welcome. In-
ered and the
will begin
ponsors dem-
ng classes.
- The club is
of skill. The
mer Field and
of their time
the middle of
d teams will
other. Games
other schools.
shed by the
may use their
.embership is
ho know and
.orily the ba-
Ming. A few
include the
anding front
dolphin. The
ry Saturday
in the Union
ions are put
of the WAA
ed may join.
b instruction
ount of dues
the indivi-
ub. The ave-
the clubs is

for summer
ive new ideas
he older camp

FORE!!!!!-Potential feminine counterparts of golfdom's Bobby
Jones, tee up on Palmer Field. The popularity of golf classes no
doubt stems from the fact that the sport is enjoyed by persons of
nearly all ages. Enthusiasts have a practice green near the Wo-
men's Athletic Building.
Available for University Coeds

Choosing a place to live at the
University is a puzzling job at
A coed may select a dormitory,
League House, co-operative house
or private home. After her fresh-
man year she may wish to live in
a sorority house.
The dormitories for women,
operated by the University and
directly supervised by the Dean
of Women, range in size from
houses accommodating 15 wo-
men to the large dormitories
where more, than 500 coeds
Betsy Barbour House and He-
len Newberry Residence stand
side by side on State St. opposite
Angell Hall. The four-story houses
hold 100 undergraduates each.
* * *
STOCKWELL HALL, erected in
1940 to accommodate 500 coeds,
is several blocks from the main
campus on the corner of N. Uni-
versity Ave. and Observatory St.

Mosher-Jordan Halls, while
in one building comprise two
separate units. 500 students live
in these two halls on Observa-
tory St.
Newest of the dormitories is
Alice Lloyd Hall, which consists
of four units - Kleinsteuck, Pal-
mer, Hinsdale, and Angell Houses.
It is also on Observatory St.
MARTHA COOK Building is an
honor house for upperclass wo-
men. It's capacity is 132.
League Houses take their name
from the Women's League. They
are small, supervised residences
which are privately owned and

"Fun and fitness' is the aim of
the Women's Athletic Association
which guides 22 sports clubs and
sponsors Lantern Night, the Ten-
nis Ball, and interhouse tourna-
ments throughout the year.
Under the leadership of Mari-
lyn Thisted, the WAA is open to
all women on campus and offers
students the opportunity to spend
leisure hours participating in ar-
chery, tennis, badminton, baseball,
hockey, softball, ping pong, danc-
ing, riding, fencing, and ice-skat-
the president. Members of this
board include: the National Con-
vention chairman, Mary Lou Hook;
vice-presidents, Eleanor Doersam
and Judy Johannsen; secretary,
Barbara Hansen; and treasurer,
Barbara Simmons.
Others a r e: co-recreation
chairman, Barbara Molyneaux;
AFCW representative, Nancy
Somers; participation manager,
Mary Peterson.; sorority mana-
ger, Shila McComb; dormitory
manager, Marjorie Ingram; lea-
gue house manager, Sue Rose;
public relations, Jean Knibbe;
and Daily publicity, Pat Smith.
The year's program includes
three intramural tournaments.
Each residence house may enter as
many teams as can be organized
in the volleyballbasketball, and
softball tournaments. There are
also various individual tourna-
ments in which women may parti-
* * *
IN THE SPRING the house with
the highest participation in ath-
letics will be awarded the Parti-
cipation Cup. Scores are based on
the percentage of individual and
team sport participation for each
house and on the success. which
teams and individuals have had in
intramural competition.
This c u p is traditionally
awarded at Lantern Night, held
in May. The Lantern Night
festivities are highlighted by the

annual singing contest between
various women's residence
houses. Twenty-f our choruses
participated in the Lantern;
Night eliminations this past
Another project of the WAA is
to co-sponsor the Tennis Ball. A
committee made up of interested
members of the WAA and the
Michigan Men's Union plan and
sponsor this dance. It is held
every other spring on the tennis
courts under the starry sky.
The various clubs and their
managers are: archery, Barbara
Hart; badminton, Mona Pick;
ballet, Doris Marsh; basketball,
Lois Middleton; bowling, Barbara
Krause;. camp counselors, Nancy
Fitch; fencing, Betty Comstock;
golf, Abby Funk; and field hockey,
Barbara Keim.
The list concludes with: ice-
skating, Carole Somer; lacrosse,
Dorothy Warmeling; Michifish
(swimming), Janet Dewey; offi-
cials and coaches, Barbara Riley;
outing, Marilyn Groos; riding, Pat
Gullberg; rifle, Gratia Whitworth;
speedball, Barbara Buschman;
softball, Diana Lahde; and ten-
nis, Pam Price.
Riders Learn
The Riding Club is one of the
newer organizations of the WAA.
It was established for the pur-
pose of giving women students
the opportunity to improve old
skills and acquire new ones in
horsemanship. The club aims to
make every member thoroughly at
home on a horse, and able to
handle any horse in the stall.
" Club activities include instruc-
tion for beginning and advanced
riders, broom polo, square danc-
ing on horseback, and drill riding.
Each spring club members pre-
sent a horse show or rodeo to ex-
hibit the various techniques

Golf Clubbers
Mleet Nearby
School Teams
Any coed who wishes to begin or
continue her golfing will find the
WAA Golf Club the activity for
Says the manager, Abby Funk:
"Just know which end of the club
is which and you're in!" Member-
ship is open to beginners, inter-
mediates and advanced players.
Each group is given separate in-
struction by the club professional,
Mrs. Hanely.
Purpose of the club is to ad-
vance golf among women. Through
membership one tries to improve
her game by practicing during the
time provided.
A campus-wide women's golf
team is formed from the club.
Eligibility for this honor is de-
termined by the five lowest scores
turned in to Mrs. Hanely. Mem-
bers of this team can play on the
University Golf Course at any
time free of charge. The team
plays the coed teams of Ypsilanti
and Michigan State annually.
A soccer club was organized for
the first time last year by the
The baby of the sport's clubs
was significant in that it follow-
ed the trend toward increasing
interest on the part of colleges
and universities in giving soccer
a permanent place in their ntra-
mural and inter-collegiate pro-
This year's club will be a com-
bined Speedball-Soccer organiza-

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