WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Holiday Dance Theme
A make-believe skating pond
will provide the dance floor for
rdsidents of Martha Cook and
their dates at their annual formal
from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday in
the Martha Cook Building.
Christmas decorations will lend
atmosphere to the skating pondj
theme in one room while another
room will be decorated as a ski
Hugh Jackson and his band will
provide the music for the dancing
couples and the Lawyers Quartet
will sing traditional Christmas
carols at half time.
A twenty foot Christmas tree
will brighten the "Blue Room."
Dates will register in the lobby.
General chairmen for the dance
are Mary Secan and Ruth Six.
They will be assisted by Jane Pe-
terson and Mary Christie, decora-
tions; Mary Ann Dunworth and
Betsy Drake, tickets and publicity;
Florence Cu, refreshments; Mar-
lene Fisher, entertainment; and
Barbara Miller, programs.
All Photographer's bids for
.-Hop must be turned in by
Friday. Bids must be sent in
writing to Bob Steinberg at
800 Lincoln. He also may be
reached by calling 2-4419.
Men and women interested in a
mid-week break will find relax-
ation from studying in the meet-
ings of the Folk and Square Dance
Club, which are held at 8 p.m. ev-
ery Wednesday in Barbour Gym-
Instruction is offered at the
weekly programs, which include
folk, square, reel and round
Through the club, opportunities
are provided for men and women
to try out their ability at calling.
Allison McArthur, manager of
the co-recreational club, says that
a 10 cent fee is being charged for
the evening's entertainment in or-
der to buy records.
The Folk and Square Dance
Club has sponsored various acti-
vities in the past including a
Thanksgiving Eve Party, Friday
night entertainment at the IM
building and dances honoring
groups on campus.
Many more festivities are being
planned by the co-recreational or-
ganization for the remainder of
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Independence of American Women
Termed 'Dictatorship' by Writer
DO, SOL, ME . ... Union Councilmen sing forth the praises of the
dance Santa's Fantasy on the diag at high noon. The Union coun-
cil is sponsoring the dance which will be held from 9:30 p.m. to
1 a.m. Saturday in the Union Ballroom. Tickets are priced at $1.50
Union To Feature 'Fantasy'
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
sixth in a series of articles on how1
Americans appear to foreign students.
The writer, a Fulbright scholar, wast
formerly on the editorial staff ofc
Corrieri di Napoli, a prominent Nea-
By ALDO CANONICI t
If you are not yet persuaded4
that the United States is a matri-
archial society, look at an adver-
tisement in one of the most popu-
It is addressed "to the four men
out of five who help their wives
to wash dishes". The picture of
the poor fellow, very busy in the
kitchen, even though he tries to
smile, is quite eloquent.
The husband has received from
the hands of women the holy in-
heritance of washing dishes, push-
ing baby carriages, playing with
children and, of course, bringing
America is a dictatorship of wo-
men who spend 80 per cent of the
Also in terms of cultural activ-
ities women are prominent while
at present men are losing inter-
est in art and literature. We
have to remember that women's
organizations have always been
very influential in the develop-
ment of America's cultural life.
Women now crowd theaters and
attend lectures more avidly than
men. Millions of them work in
offices and factories alongside
of the men.
They have all of the independ-
ence they could wish. They fought
to be free.
They got freedom even from
the point of view of the female
fashion. You meet them in the
streets wearing slacks and socks,
open heeled shoes and glasses in
a carefree manner that few
European girls would have the
courage to copy. Even so, they
are able to be very attractive in
their naive clothing and give
you an impression of youthful
They got what they wanted and
they could now relax and be
* * *
BUT DID they really win their
struggle? Every girl will answer
you that they certainly did. But
I dare not to believe so. More
than theories, I will bring you a
significant episode. Roughly one
month ago I saw in the'Union or
somewhere on campt.s this adver-
tisement: "Get engaged for only
$60.00. My diamond ring for sale."
In these few funny words is
hidden much. It means that
few men are interested in wo-
men as persons of the opposite
sex. They are articles to be
bought from the big market of
life when it is time to build up
We can picture something like
a staircase composed of ascendent
steps. The first is the academic
degree, then a good job and con-
sequently marriage, an apartment,
a car, and TV. Girls are not more
than a step of this scale.
Love and romance are sup-
posed to hold society together,
but everybody has lost faith in
Women often perceive this but
now they have gone too far. Now
that they have all, they are not
* * *
AMERICAN girls, if they con-
fess the truth, would probably pre-
fer to return to the weaker state
of early days in America's history.
In those days they were treated
with high esteem because they
were a few, precious jewels com-
pared to the overwhelming male
No, they have not won their
struggle, they have only ex-
changed hearth for two ab-
stract words, independence and
freedom. Was it a bargain? Is
it what they were looking for?
It is quite difficult to give an
answer to the question for nobody
is able to know women. And may-
be that is better.
Allen Rumsey of West Quad and
Kleinstuck House of New Dorm
will co-sponsor a Christmas party
for under-privileged children Sat-
urday at the Dunbar Center.
Plans have been made for ap-
proximately 65 children to attend
and residences of the two houses
are in charge of the affair.
Refreshments will be served to
the children and gifts of toys and
other things suitable for small
children will be distributed to each
boy and girl present.
Co-chairmen of the project are
Jo Robbins of Kleinstuck and J. D.
Moore of Allen Rumsey.
Marilyn Osberg and Miles Gray
are in charge of toys.
A Student - Faculty coffee
hour will be held from 4 to 6
p.m. tomorrow in the Terrace
Room of the Union.
Traditional Christmas decora-
tions will lend atmosphere to the
Union's twelfth annual Santa's
Fantasy, a formal dance to be
held from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sat-
urday in the Union Ballroom.
Clare Shepard and his band will
provide the music in the ballroom
decorated with greens, wreaths
and an eight foot Santa Claus.
The Delta Tau Delta quartet
will be featuredaduring the inter-
mission entertainment and sever-
al other variety acts are being
Gaily decorated programs, egg
nog served in an outdoor terrace
and familiar Christmas carols will
highlight the evening.
Michigras - There will be
meeting of all Michigras central
committee members at 5 p.m. to-
day in the Union.
Bridge - Union officials an-
nounce the weekly Union bridge
tournament to be held at 7:30
p.m. tonight in the Union Ball-
room. Coeds will be able to obtain
late permission from housemoth-
ers upon request.
* * *
Hatcher Tea - T h e . second
Hatcher Tea will be held from 3:30
to 5:30 p.m. today at the Presi-
for those f esi
on your calends
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