TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1954
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1954 THE MICHIGAN 1~AILY PAGE VIVE
AAUW Study Grants
Named After Leaders
CAP, GOWNS, HOODS:
Graduation Dress Tradition
Taken from Old Customs
League Listening Rooms Prove Popular
American Association of Univer-
sity Women study grants have been
named after two Ann, Arbor wo-
Mrs. Fred S. Dunham and Mrs.
John E. Tracy are the civic lead-
ers who were honored in this way
at the local branch's monthly
meeting last Thursday at the Wo-
men's City Club.
MISS ALICE L. Beeman, branch
fellowship chairman, announced
the grants which came from a
$1,200 fellowship fund raised
throughout the year.
A $500 fellowship gift was
named in honor of Mrs. Tracy
Students To Sign
In Lobby of Union
For Rides Home
. With spring vacation drawing
close, the Union has invited stu-
dents to take advantage of the
free Travel Service.
Students and Ann Arbor resi-
dents may use the service to ob-
tain rides home or to any vaca-
tion destination. Both riders and
drivers may profit through the
With its headquarters located in
the main lobby of 'the Union, the
service matches up cards filled out
by those wanting rides and per-
sons having room for passengers
in their cars.
The blue driver cards and the,
red rider cards are available at the
Travel Service counter. After be-
ing filled out, they are to be placed
in boxes left for that purpose.
Committee members collect the
cards each day and file them ac-
cording to date and destination.
who has served as chairman of
the national AAUW committee
on fellowship awards for the past
She was recently appointed
chairman of the entire national
fellowshipprogram which includes
both the traditional fellowships
and the newer international study
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A PROFESSOR of personnel
management at the University,
Mrs. Tracy is a long-time mem-
ber of the local AAUW branch.
A $500 International Study
Grant was named in honor of
Mrs. Dunham who has a long
record of service to the Ann
Arbor AAUW group. During
1938 and 1939, she studied the
housing status of married stu-
dents at the University for the
AAUW Civic Study Group.
She was also chairman of a
special projects committee in 1940
and 1941 which managed a com-
munity lecture program, raising
$500 for a University fellowship.
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THE REMAINING $200 will be
retained in the fellowship fund as
a start toward next year's pro-
Money for this year's awards
was raised through service at
the University Alumni Luncheon
at last year's commencement, a
used book sale and an interna-
tional buffet, all sponsored and
staffed by members of the local
The International Study Grants
enable women from foreign coun-
tries to come to the United States
for graduate study, and the fel-
lowship gifts enable American
members to undertake further
By BARBARA HECHT
Academic dress follows tradi-
The gown, the hood and the
cap, an essential part of almost
every commencement, have been
derived from customs brought
down through the years.
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GOWNS are similar to volumi-
nous coats which were worn by
the Byzantine philosophers and
ascetics. They developed, it is
thought, from the ordinary Roman
Originally the hood or cowl
was made of wool or ordinary
cloth. It was worn by the monks
and friars of the middle ages
for protection against the cold
and damp weather. In the early
part of the 14th century hoods
were made with a long tail or
laripipe which served as an in-
dication of position as well as for
After the 15th century, the hood
was separated from the tail, thus
making the tail into a scarf.
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TODAY THE hood is part of the
academic dress worn by graduates
of English speaking universities all
over the world, and the scarf is
To Be Practiced
By IZFA Group
Preparations for a spring dance
program will highlight the meet-
ing of the Israeli Dance Group,
sponsored by the local chapter of
the International Zionist Federa-
tion of America at 8 p.m. tomorrow
in the Hillel Recreation Room.
A wide variety of new and dif-
ferent dances are taught each
week. 'El Ginal Egoz' is a couple
dance set to the music of "Song
of Songs," is based on King Solo-
mon's verses. "Harmonika" is an
invigorating circle dance. Another
romantic dance which is done in
couples is "Dodi Li," which has
been described as an "Israeli Tan-
go." The traditional "Horra" is
Because of a man power short-
age, men are especially urged to
participate. The group is open to
both men and women, however.
Hand holding's in vogue!
GLORIFY YOUR HANDS
Get a manicure to beautify
your nails and make your
hands more desirable to hold.
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1402 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
1 block from Univ. Hospital
represented by the broad flat
'panel' or lapel of the gown, occa-
sionally worn around the neck in
The cap, which is now known
as the mortarboard, supposedly
originated at the University of
Paris and was adopted by Eng-
lish schools sometime after 1520.
According to a basic code, the
University of Michigan adopted its
own regulations for academic dress.
The gown seniors will wear soon
is of blue serge or worsted material
with pointed sleeves for the candi-
date or holder of a bachelor's de-
The sleeves worn by those re-
ceiving the master's degree are
long and closed with a slit open-
ing at the elbow.
Candidate for a doctor's degree,
will wear a black silk gown with
round open sleeves, faced down the
front with velvet and with three
velvet bars on each sleeve.
The hood for all degrees is made
of the same material as the gown
and lined with maize and blue.
By SUE GARFIELD
When University students yearn
for a place to study in a quiet,
relaxed atmosphere, many of them
go to the Barbara Little Listening
Rooms on the third floor of the
According to monthly League re-
ports, approximately 200 students
use the listening room and League
Library facilities per week. On an
average afternoon. 25 students use
the listening rooms, while 15 take
advantage of the facilities each
evening, reported Shirley Baylis,
'55Ed, one of the League librarians.
UNIVERSITY students enjoy
classical and semi-classical record-
ings more than the current popu-
lar type, as shown in the monthly
listings of records played.
The listening rooms have
been decorated in varied color
schemes, all in modern style.
Room 'A' is in Auiet tones of
brown, biege and lime. Room
B' features ultra-modern furni-
ture and colors of black, grey
and shocking pink, while Room
'C,' which is set aside for music
literature students only, is done
in rose, grey and green.
The rooms are now available to
men and women students. Boast-
ing an outstanding collection of
LP classical and popular record-
ings, including operas, ballets and
Shakespearean plays, the listen-
ing rooms are a great boom to
music literature students, since the
Student Su plies~
Fountain Pens repaired by
a factory trained man.
314 S. State Ph. NO 8-7177
Open Saturday 'til 5 P.M.
the summer of 1951, following
The 1951-52 Women's League
Council made the original plans
to raise funds for the sound-proof-
ing and finishing of the three
music listening rooms on the third
floor of the League across from the
Funds for the listening rooms
were obtained from contributions
of the League activities since 1952.
In that year Frosh Weekend, Soph-
omore Cabaret, Junior Girls' Play,
Senior Dinner and the summer ses-
sion gave almost $3,000.
The following year the same ac-
tivities again gave over $2,000,
which was supplemented by spec-
ial contributions by individuals
and a $200 gift from Delta Delta
Delta to be used for purchasing
furniture in listening ropm 'B.'
A picture and memoriam of Miss
Little also appear in this room.
The music listening rooms, dedi-
cated to Miss Little, will keep the
same hours as the League Library:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
noon and 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m.
to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. to
5 p.m. The room will be closed Fri-
day evenings and all day Saturday.
STUDENTS USE LISTENING ROOM FACILITIES
collection contains most of the
records used in the courses.
Lists of the records available are
posted in the hall and students
wishing to listen to them need
merely ask the League librarian to
play a specific recording on the
central turntable, with the music
piped into a particular room.
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RECORDS have been provided
from a special fund with private
gifts adding to the collection. Dean
Deborah Bacon recently gave an
unusual album of poetry which is
an outstanding addition to the li-
The project was established in
memory of the late Barbara J.
Little, Delta Delta Delta alumna
and former chairman of the Wo-
men's Judiciary Council, who
died in an automobile accident
with the rest of her family in
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of the League Council are asked
to attend an important dinner
meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow
in the Cave of the League.
SENATE-There will be a meet-
ing of the Women's Senate at 4
p.m. today in the League. All mem-
bers are requested to bring the
votes for a new League president
from their respective houses.
for the local Delta Delta Delta
scholarships are due at 5 p.m. Fri-
day in the Office of the Dean of
Women. The $120 scholarships will
be awarded to any Junior woman
who is working towards a B.A. de-
gree, who shows evidence of super-
ior citizenship, has a financial need
and has at least a 2.86 average to
FROSH WEEKEND-The fol-
lowing committees of Frosh Week-
end will meet today: MAIZE
TEAM: 7 p.m., publicity in DE
Room, anyone interested in work-
ing on stunts is asked to come;
tickets committee, floorshow Chor-
uses A and C at the League; Chor-
us B in Betsy Barbour; props and
sets, 6007 Alice Lloyd. BLUE
TEAM: 7 p.m., floorshow rehearsal,
Barbour Gym, P. F. C. Room.
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WAA SOFTBALL-Ann Arbor
coeds and graduate women are es-
pecially invited to play in the
WAA softball tournament. They
are asked to sign their time pref-
erence (4:10 p.m., 5:10 p.m. or 7
p.m.) on the bulletin board in Bar-
bour Gym sometime before spring
ior and senior women may register
from 8 a.m. to noon today and to-
morrow at Barbour Gym for in-
structions in elementary and in-
termediate swimming, life saving,
tennis, golf, modern dancing, rid-
ing and posture, figure and car-
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