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Written and Edited
By Members of
The Women's Staff

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Dean of Women Calls
'U' Life 'Challenging'

Miss Deborah Bacon, Dean
of Women, presents the follow-
ing message to incoming fresh-
"It is always emphasized to
incoming freshman women that
you will be entering "a new
world" when you move into the
college or university environ-
ment. That is quite true, but a
corollary of this statement is
not so often emphasized. It is
"a new world" especially tai-.
lored to suit the overwhelming
majority of you freshmen.
About ninety-five per cent of
you will make a very success-
ful adjustment academically,
socially, and emotionally to the
University of Michigan in this
coming year.
"Freshman classes are classes
for freshmen. Orientation Week
is devoted entirely to acquaint-
ing you with those aspects of
this new world which will con-
cern you. The house directors.
residence counselors, and big
sisters in the residence halls
where all freshman women live
are always available to and par-
ticularly concerned with you.
"There is no doubt that this
will be for you a challenging
new game. It should be an ex-
citing and a rewarding game
and, above all, one that is great
fun to play. Your four-year
record at high school shows
clearly your aptitude and train-
ing for it. Remember, in the
opening weeks of the semester,
your high school principal,
your parents, and the Univer-
sity of Michigan have all agreed
that this is a game in which
you are particularly qualified
to succeed.
Deborah Bacon
Dean of Women

Little Rooms
To Be open
For Listening
Dedication To Climax
Two Years of Plans
For Living Memorial
Soon to be dedicated, three
sound-proof listening rooms have
been completed this summer where
coeds and their dates may make
record requests and listen in com-
fort while the music is piped in.
Music will be played from the
League Library where requests
from over 60 long-playing rec-
ords are handed to the librarian,
who operates the turntables. Ev-
erything from Rigoletto of Har-
ris' Symphony No. 3 is in the
record collection from which selec-
tion may be made.
* * *
IT CONSISTS mainly of classi-
cal music including operas, ballets
and Shakespearian plays, but there
are also some modern non-classi-
cal records available. Many will be
helpful to students in music lit-
erature courses.
The newly-opened rooms will
be dedicated in memory of the
late Barbara Little, former
chairman ofrthe Women's Judi-
ciary Council, who died two
years ago in an accident.
Members of her sorority, Delta
Delta Delta, and the coeds she
worked with in the League planned
two years ago to have a plaque and
picture of her put in one of the

Membership Includes
All WomenStudents
Building Provides Facilities for Recreation;
Many Organizations Have Headquarters Here


.. - Dean of Women
* * *
and entered nurses' training at
Bellevue Hospital in New York in
1930. In 1936-37, she went to Fort
Yukon, Alaska, with an Episcopal
missionary hospital. Returning to
the United States the following
year, she enrolled as a student at
New York University and in 1941
received the degree of bachelor of
science in educatf gn.
She spent the year 1941-42 in
Oneida, Ky., as superintendent of
nurses in a hospital project di-
rected by the U.S. Public Health
From 1942-1946, Miss Bacon
was in the army nurse corps. Her
unit was an evacuating hospital
attached to the Third Army.
After the close of the European
war, Miss Bacon attended classes
at the Sorbonne in Paris for ten
weeks before returning to the
United States. She then enrolled
at Columbia University Graduate
School where she pursued her
studies in English literature. In
1948, she received a master of
arts degree with first class honors.
From 1948 to 1950, while work-
ing toward a doctoral degree,
Miss Bacon held a fellowship from
the American Council of Learned
Societies, which enabled her to
spend six months in England in
study on her thesis problem. The
thesis is a study of the psycho-
analytical approach to nonsense
literature, such as that of Lewis
Carroll. She received the degree
of doctor of philosophy from Co-
lumbia University in 1950.

MICHIGAN LEAGUE-Center of coed extra-curricular activities, the League provides facilities for
every kind of campus production, event, or recreation. From the library for women on the third floor
to the Round-Up Room in the basement, students will find this building a gathering spot. The many
associated League organizations have their offices here, and the ballroom is the scene of coed-spon-
sored dances. Rooms may be rented, and a cafeteria and meeting rooms provide facilities for visit-
ors to the campus.

Two Coed Groups Guided
By Assembly, Panhellenic

Miss Deborah Bacon assumed
her duties as Dean, of Women and
assistant professor of English at
the University of Michigan in the
fall of 1950.
A native of N9ew Haven, Conn.,
Miss Bacon's field of academic
specialization is English literature.
She has had many years of pro-
fessional experience in nursing
and public health including three
years in the Army Nurse Corps
with an evacuation hospital at-
tached to General Patton's Third
Miss Bacon "attended St. Timo-
thy's School in Baltimore, Md.,

were paid for by the graduating
class of 1953 which contributed
proceeds from their Junior Girls
Play, the present junior class pro-
ceeds from Frosh Weekend and
by the senior class after their
Sophomore Cabaret.
The hours the rooms will be
open will coincide with those of
the League Library.
Two of the rooms are decorated
in traditional lines, one with brown
walls and white leather upholster-
ed furniture. Another has rose
carpets and drapes and gray walls,
with green furniture.
The third is completely modern
with coral walls, gray carpet and
black wrought-iron tables, lamps
and black butterfly chairs with
stools to match.
During the Summer Session the
rooms were opened for use by
coeds and their dates. However,
as there are still some last-min-
ute arrangements to be completed,
dedication ceremonies will not be
scheduled until later this semes-
ter, according to League officials.

Hatchers To Entertain 'U' Students'
At Bi-Monthly Teas Held in Home

Independents .. .
All incoming freshman and
transfer coeds automatically be-
come members of Assembly As-
sociation, the organization of in-
dependent women on campus.
A dormitory, private home or
league house provides housing for
the independent women, and the
Assembly Board, composed of ten
members, holds weekly meetings
to coordinate the activities of
;hese University residences.
In addition to its representa-
tive function, Assembly also spon-
sors many projects during the
Fortnite is the annual evening
of entertainment that consists of
skits presented by every residence
hall. Installation of house presi-
dents is also done at this time,
and new presidents receive a pin
of their office.
A gold cup is awarded thc
house that maintained the high-
est scholastic average during the
previous semester and had the
highest percent of participation
in extra-curricular activities.
Always a favorite event of Fort-
nite is the skit presented by the
resident counselors of the dorms
and league houses.
I-Hop, all-campus dance, is
sponsored by Assembly and the
Inter-House Council of indepen-
dent men, and is always the first
big dance of the year.
Last year I-Hop had for its
theme 'Blue Horizon' and featured
a modernistic setting with mo-
biles and unusual lighting effects.
The board has chosen for the
theme of the dance this year
"Night of Knights."
For its annual coed-bid dance,
Assembly Ball, the League Ball-
room was decorated as the Land of
Oz with characteristic figures from
the story, in keeping with its 'Em-
erald Enchantment'. theme.
For Frosh Weekend Assembly
joins the Panhellenic Board to
present two successive evenings of
dancing and floorshows.
Tag Day, which is headed by
Assembly and includes many other
campus and local organizations,
helps support the University Fresh
Air Camp for under-privileged
boys. Each housing unit sponsors
a station in Ann Arbor where pas-
sers-by may contribute to the
Assembly also unites with Pan-
hellenic in sponsoring student-
faculty coffee hours where stu-
dents may meet and talk inform-
ally with their professors.
The Assembly Board will be

Affiliates .
The executive board of Panhel-
lenic Association has the job of
coordinating eighteen, sororities
which are located throughout the
The Board, consisting of nine
coeds, directs the energy of the
sororities into constructive chan-
nels, such as help week at the
University Fresh Air Camp for un-
derprivileged boys, making Christ-
mas and Easter baskets, and many
other projects, such as contribu-
tions to charities and beneficial
The nine members are chosen by
means of interviews and petitions
for a term of one year. The coeds
are chosen from different sorori-
ties to give wide representation.
Officers for 1953-54 are presi-
dent, Martha Hill of Ann Arbor;
first vice-president, Judy John-
son of Saginaw; second vice-presi-
dent, Laura Hoffman of Toledo,
Ohio; secretary, Beatrice Johnson
of Cleveland, Ohio; treasurer, Nor-'
ma Sidon; public relations, Ann'
Mercer of Muskegon; rushing
chairman, Shirley Mason of Grand
Haven; rushing counselor, Jackie
Shields of Ann Arbor; president
of Junior Panhellenic, Debby
Townsend of Ann Arbor.
The University branch of the
organization is a member of a
national organization of the same
name, which ties together all na-
tional sororities. Weekly meetings
are held to plan activities and for-
mulate policies of furthering in.-
ter-sorority relationship and bring
about greater cooperation with
other campus groups.
Panhellenic works to achieve
these goals through campus pro-
jects such as student-faculty teas,
Tag Day to raise funds for the
Fresh Air Camp, and Frosh Week-
end, which it co-sponsors with As-
sembly Association.
A large project is the annual
Variety Show which features a
well-known star in the profession-
al entertainment field. It has fea-
tured such persons as Danny Kaye
and Spike Jones and his City
Panhellenic Ball is sponsored by
the Board, and provides affiliated
women an opportunity to invite
their dates and foot the bill for
the formal dance.
Last year the dance carried out
an 'Alice in Wonderland' theme
with decorations designed from
the famous storybook. The effect
was highlighted by murals in the
League ballroom depicting Alice's
escapades with the pink-eyed
White Rabbit, the Queen of
H atc d~r the tC ir Cat

Coeds' Pool*
To Be Open
In November
Architect's drawings of the new
women's swimming pool depict a
long, modern brick building with
the latest facilities for spectators
and participants alike.
A grandstand with seating ca-
pacity of 700 and stage lighting
both above and below water that
will meet the standards of televi-
sion will equip the future site of
Michifish water shows and physi-
cal education classes.
* * *
READY TO use in November, the
spacious pool will be larger than
either the Union pool or the In-
tramural pool. It measures 75 by
44 feet, and has six lanes.
Other dimensions are a ten-
foot depth in the diving end and
three and a half feet in the non-
swimmer's end.
Located at the corner of North
University and Forest, next to the
Women's Athletic Building, the
new pool also features three-foot
and ten-foot diving boards, both
with spotlights focused on them.
A TWENTY-TWO foot ceiling
gives plenty of allowance for fancy
Underwater observation ports
will allow behind - the - scene
views of water shows, and the

Upon enrollment at the Uni-
versity every woman student auto-
matically becomes a member of
the Women's League. -
This means that she is free to
participate in all League activities
and to use the facilities of the
League building, which include
dining rooms, meeting rooms, a
theatre, ballroom and library.
ON THE FIRST floor of the
League are located the student
and alumnae offices which are
the coordinating center for all
women's activities on campus.
A cafeteria is also located
there for meals and after-class
snacks. Also available for this
purpose is the Round-Up Room,
which is in the basement. The
Rumpus Room with ping-pong
tables, jukebox and television
set is next-door.
A chapel which has been the
scene of many student weddings,
initiations, pledging ceremonies
and religious meetings, and sev-
eral meeting rooms are also on
the main floor.
* . .
ON THE THIRD floor is the
League Library which is open to
coeds only. Here the University
woman may study in a comfort-
able atmosphere-even to taking
her shoes off and putting her feet
on the furniture. The library
houses a complete drama collec-
tion as well as fiction and non-
The Henderson Room and
third-floor Concourse are avail-
able for coeds and their study
dates. In addition, there are
rooms for publicity and decora-
tions committees working, on
class projects.
Sleeping rooms for members
and guests are located on the
third floor. Reservations for these
facilities may be made at the
main desk in the lobby.
* * *
COEDS MAY also use the fa-
cilities of the League Garden and
the Ballroom which holds 350 to
400 people. In addition, plays and
projects such as Junior Girls
Play may use the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre.
The League Fall Dance, which
is coed-bid, is the biggest an-
nual dance sponsored by the
League. However, dance classes,
bridge lessons, and a Student-
Faculty Lounge are also League

Counc I

Early in the fall the
Little Listening Rooms

dedicated. Built as a memorial to
a University student, the rooms
will furnish facilities for students
who wish to listen to classical mu-
sic in a pleasant atmosphere.
. s .
THE LEAGUE is an interre-
lated and cooperative network of
Comprising its framework are
the Executive Board, the Ad-
ministrative Committees and
the Associated Organizations.
Members of the Executive Board
include the presidents of the
League, Assembly and Panhel-
lenic Associations, vice-presi-
dent and secretary and treasur-
er of the League.
Twelve separate groups fall un-
der the head of the Administra-.
tion Committees. Among these
are the Junior Girls Play, Dance
Class Committee, Social Commit-
tee and League House Judiciary
Many of the widespread activi.
ties that go on in the League are
functioning plans of the twelve
The third part of the League's
framework is made up of the five
associated organizations-Assem-
bly Association, Panhellenic As-
sociation, Women's Athletic As-.
sociation, Women's Glee Club and
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All students at the University
will have an opportunity to meet
President Harlan-Hatcher and his
wife at bi-monthly teas held from
4 to 6 p.m. in the Hatcher home.
This unique tradition was start-
ed early in President Alexander
G. Ruthven's 22 years of office,
and has continued as a popular
aspect of student life.
Later the social committee of
the League took over the task of
organizing the open houses, and
since then men and women stu-
dents have served as hostesses
and introduced the students and
special guests to President and
Mrs. Hatcher and their two chil-
the open house, is that hostesses
also act as guides and take stu-
dents on tours throughout the
Hatcher home.
While attending the tea, hun-
gry students will have an oppor-
tunity to eat fancy cakes and
cookies and chat over a cup of
tea or coffee.
Informal entertainment is pro-
vided and ranges from uke play-
ers to singers, bands, and quar-

These open houses have also
come to play an important role
in the freshman orientation
week activities. Special open
houses are also held honoring
graduating students and their
parents, and for campus scho-
lastic honor societies.
The University redecorates the
president's mansion to suit every
occupant. President Ruthven, an
authority in the natural sciences,
had a closed patio between the
* * *

living room and study banked
with many plants.
PRESIDENT Hatcher now has
a small patio with pale aqua walls
and darker aqua rug. The white
wrought-iron chairs are uphol-
stered to match the rugs.
Bobby, the Hatchers' son, is
always willing to show the stu-
dents his room and all of his
toys, while their daughter of-
ten answers the door and ush-
ers people in.
* * *

University May Help Solve
Coeds' Financial Problems

Coeds Rules
The Women's Judiciary Council
has for its duties formulation and
enforcement of the rules govern-
ing University coeds.
The Council, which consists of
three seniors, five juniors and
three sophomores, represents the,
interests of women students and
sets the standards of conduct.
Its members work with the Dean
of Women.
* * *
THE MEN'S Judiciary council
has comparable duties, and the
Joint Judiciary Council is com-
posed of both men and women.
Each year a pamphlet, which
will be called "House Rules and
Organization," is published to
provide information concerning
women's rules.
Since the coed is the creator of
these rules, it is considered her
duty to become acquainted with
them as soon as possible. These
rules are enforced by means of
close cooperation between the
Resident Director of each house,
Dean Bacon, and the Judiciary
posed of the chairman of Women's
Judiciary Council, a junior rotat-
ing member of that same body,
and the Dean of Women.
Dean Bacon refers all major
disciplinary problems brought
to her attention to this Panel,
and Women's Judiciary refers
- all cases pending two weeks be-
fore and during examination
periods to' it.
Cases before it are referred for
a hearing before one of the fol
lowing judicial bodies: Women's
Judiciary Council, Joint Judiciary
Council or Women's Panel.
HOWEVER, cases which are
highly confidential or require im-
mediate action are decided by the
Requests for rule changes are
heard by the Women's Judiciary
Council, and in order for the
rule to be put into effect, a
three-fourths majority vote in
each house is required.
Last year for the first time in
many sororities and dorms, House
Judiciary Councils were set up.
The organization and member-
ship of each of these was left up
to the individual house.
These bodies have jurisdiction

Perhaps one of the most com-
mon problems of college coeds,
those of the University included,
is the financial one and many a
woman finds that her money just
does not go as far as she might
Realizing that this is an impor-
tant problem, the Office of the
Dean of Women devotes a great
deal of time to helping women
with their financial difficulties.
* * *
AMONG the aids available are
loans, scholarships and part-time
Women entering the Univers-
ity for the first time will find
that there are some scholarships
available for them. Among those
that they may apply for are the
Regents - Alumni Scholarships
given to seniors graduating from
Michigan high schools and the
Michigan Public Junior College
Local alumni groups often give
scholarships, too.
For women already in attend-

disposal several funds from
which it may make loans to
worthy students. Women inter-
ested in obtaining such aid
shgould consult the University
publication on student loan
Many coeds on campus find that
they can better their finances by
obtaining part-time work. The
Dean of Women's Office keeps a
list of jobs available and will help
any coed find employment.
Because of the scholastic strain
of college life, it is suggested that
a coed plan on earning no more
than one-half of her living ex-
Freshman women are- limited
to ten hours work per week, while
upper classmen may not be em-
ployed more than twenty-one
hours per week, although these
rules vary with need and ability.,
* * *
AMONG THE opportunities
available for part-time employ-
ment are clerical jobs in Universi-
ty departments, waitress in a dor-


neares, ana te ~esszreuau.
headed this year by Dolores Mes-
singer of New York City, who will Throughout the year, Panhel-
have charge of allatvitie f lenic works in close cooperation




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