T HE MICH IGAN D AILY
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMDER 16, 1953
DanceClasses Given for Students
By RITA GEDROVICS
Interested in improving your
dance steps or learning new ones?
Once again, coeds as well as men
will have the opportunity to at-
tend the League dance classes
which will be offered during the
Each semester the League dance
class committee sponsors couples
classes for men and women, who
attend on dates in addition to two
singles classes for stags and an
'exhibition class. This fall the
classes will start October 6, 7,
Thie classes meet once a week
and run in a series of eight weeks
All classes are open free to
coeds, therefore any woman inter-
ested in learning new dance rou-
tines and meeting new friends can
,join and act as a dance partner.
Men interested in improving
their "know-how" of dance steps
Smay enter either a singles or cou-
ples class. While there is no charge
for coeds, a fee of $4 is charged to
men at the beginning of the series.
Free choice of dance steps, which
Sthey would like to learn or just
brush. up on, is offered in the
couples dance classes. Couples will
Shave a choice of learning steps
for well-known dances like the
waltz, fox trot, tango, rumba, or
polka,. or they may choose to learn
more intricate steps for the Char-
leston, jitter-bug or samba.
Like last year, they will again
be under the directlon of Johnny
Urbanic, former dance instructor
in a well-known studio in Detroit.
A couple of years ago a group
from the dance classes under Ur-
banic's direction prepared a dance
exhibition and presented it in the
Gulantics, campus talent contest.
Editors Welcome Tryouts
Welcome to the University!
We hope you will enjoy your college days. Each of you will,
we think, find some niche here, with friends and in studies and
As editors of the Women's Page of The Daily, we would like
to welcome each one of you to join up as tryouts in keeping the
students informed about these activities and in being a part of
many of them.
Our staff members "cover" all phases of life in their stories,
reporting events sponsored by the League, Union, the Women's
Athletic Association, dormitory, fraternity and sorority "hap-
penings" and all of the "big" dances and projects.
No writing experience is necessary, our requirements being
some writing ability, interest and enthusiasm and, preferably,
some typing skill, which comes in handy when there are deadlines
Upon joining our staff as tryouts, you will receive training
in news and headline writing and interviewing and will learn the
Daily style rules. While working on desk, you will have a chance
to practice these skills by helping put out the page.
At the end of one semester you will become "soph" staffers
and will receive a regular beat to cover, as well as special events-
At this time you will also begin training in copyreading and edit-
ing and in page make-up in preparation for night editor posi-
As juniors, you will have the opportunity to petition for the
position of Women's Night Editor, of whom there are six. These
women are responsible for putting out the page once a week,
editing the stories that are handed in by staffers each day and
making up the pages.
Night Editors are also assigned the more important beats and
help in the training of sophs and tryouts while on desk.
The Women's Editor and her associate, heading a staff of
approximately 25 women, are chosen from the six night editors.
We are hoping to see many budding reporters at the first
tryout meeting, which will be held soon after classes begin.
These meetings will be anounced in The Daily. An open
house is scheduled during Orientation Week-be sure and stop
at Women's Desk, or drop in from 3 to 5 p.m. any day, and we
will be glad to show you around and explain more of our work
to you. Best of Luck'.
Marilyn Campbell, Women's Editor
Katherine Zeisler, Women's Associate Editor
Maize, Blue Teams Will Compete
In Freshman Weekend This Year
Coeds of 1958 don't let your
class down! Start thinking now of
making this year's Frosh Weekend
the greatest ever.
Although the event is compara-
tively new on campus, since it
started only six years ago, it has
already gained a permanent place
I s LeagueCouncilI
The League Council is the gov-
erning, supervising and coordinat-
ing board of the Women's League.
The Council is composed of the
executive board of the League,
chairmen of administrative com-
mittees, and chair~men of asso-
Among its projects have been
the revision of the League Low-
down, an information booklet, in
order to make it more attractive,
larger and easier to understand.
It has also inaugurated faculty
participation in Gulantics, the
campus variety show, and has in-
itiated the couples dance classes.
The Council seeks to aid both
men and~ women students with its
various projects, and it has de-
veloped and put into practice many
new ideas during the last fewv
At one time it sponsored a
League Travel Bureau to aid stu-
dents with their travel plans for
tours both in this country and
among the varied traditions of
DURING League night of orien-
tation week all freshman coeds
are divided into two teams, the
Maize and the Blue. These teams
get together again in March and
plan their team's dance.
Each team takes one night to
attempt to outdo the other in
decorations, floorshow, and pub-
licity for the respective dances
wvhich are judged impartially by
The name of the winning team,
together with its class, is engraved
upon a plaque which is displayed
in the League Undergraduate Of-
fic e . * * *
FOR WEEKS in advance of the
actual event, students are be-
seiged by various and sundry pub-
licity stunts, skits and pleas on
the part of the cOed's to convince
the campus that their dance will
be the best.
"Pardon My Politics," a take-
off on the last presidential
campaign was the theme of one
year's victorious Blue Team.
lar fraternity dog. As winner,
Brandy. Delta Upsilon's St. Ber-
nard, received a nice juicy bone.
The Maize team used. "Moon-
shine Madness" as their theme
and decorated the League ball-
room with a hillbilly setting us-
ing Li'l Abner characters, corn
"likker" jugs and pickle barrels
and corncob pipes:'
Previously the Blue Team won
the first two dances held with
their "Commotion in the Ocean,"
and "Watch the Birdie" themes.
However, four years ago the
Maize team rose from the defeated
ranks with their "MVake Mine
UPPERCLASSMEN still remem-
ber one of the stunts pulled that
year. A Wolverine gymnast reck-
lessly threw himself from the dizzy
heights of the second floor of
the League into the waiting arms
of the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
The suicidist was reportedly
despondent over being unable
to get a date for Frosh Week-
This event is a wonderful op-
portunity for students to meet
other members of their class and
become acquainted with League
activities. Positions on the cen
tral committees for the two dances
are gained by petition and inter-
A wonderful time is guaranteed
to all coeds participating in Frosh
CHARLESTON CREW-Any student can learn to dance the
Charleston like this. The League sponsors dance classes which
are taught for beginners and advanced persons as well as for
persons attending in couples or alone.
* * *
This year again the exhibition
class will present numbers at
League Night during Orientation
In the past, the dance classes
have also given campus women
opportunities to visit the Interna-
tional Center and become ac-
quainted with various activities of
foreign students. At the Center
they can act as partners for for-
eign students wishing to master
the steps of American dances. Also
the coeds themselves may pick up
a few pointers on Latin-American
numbers from the students who
are natives of the southern coun-
As Barbara Meier, chairman of
the dance class committee says,
"It's a lot of fun and wonderful
learning experience and a good
chance to meet lots of boys!"
* * *
In the informal atmosphere of
the League Ballroom the students
will be able to learn the intrica-
cies of ballroom dancing in time
for the big fall dances.
Whiether they want to learn the
newest dips for the tango, a tricky
turn for the wat, te ankletwist
tends everybody a personal invita-
tion and assures good times say-
ing, "Come to the League dance
To advertise the dance,
bers invited a dark horse
date to campaign at this
The presidential aspirant
out to be a real horse!
* * *
ANOTHER TIME the Blue team
conducted al mock dog election.
Using the slogan, "Which dog is
the cat's meow," students were
asked to vote for their most popu-
Coeds May Obtain Positions
A question that many future
coeds of the University often ask
is just how they can find their
way inito some of the many activi-
.ties on campus.
Most of the major women's po-
sitions such as chairmen of dan-
ces, League, WAA, Panhellenic and
Assembly posts are filled by a sys-
tem known as petitioning, inter-
viewing and nominating.
* * *
IF A COED decides she would
like to apply for a post in a cam-
pus activity, she first fills out a
She is then Interviewed by a
panel of coeds who gives her an
opportunity to elaborate on her
ideas expressed in the form of
The Interviewing and Nominat-
ing Committee of the League does
much of this for the major cam-
THE COMMIT TEE evaluates
the coed on the basis of her ideas
arnd past record.
A complete record is kept of
each woman student's activities
Try FOLLETT'S First
during her stay at the Univer-
sity. These records are used as
references by future employers
and by honor societies.
It is the duty of the activity
chairman in the dormitories to
keep coeds in her house informed
as to when petitions for certain
positions are due at the League.
Announcements will also be made
in The Daily.
ALL RESUJITS of petitioning for
the coming year are announced at
Installation Night. At this time
coeds gather together to hear the
announcements and to congratu-
late those receiving posts.
The Interviewing and Nomin-
ating Committee functions to
help coeds enter or continue in
Laeague activities. The interview
is conducted informally, and the
interest, enthusiasm and plans
of thfe coed are the most import-
ant qualifications for obtaining
The eight members hold office
hours in their office on the first
floor of the League.
Suggestions for writing petitions
are offered in the League Low-
down, and the tentative schedule
for the deadlines for various offi-
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CLASS IFl EDS
WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 1957
AND FORMER STUDENTS
ISIT UiS FOR ALL YOUR
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