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Coeds Discuss League Projects

New and old officers of the
League met together yesterday in
a Leadership Training Conference.
Several meetings and workshops
were held, intended to provide the
new members of League Council
with the opportunity to learn
about the League as a whole.
R The program, which lasted the
whole morning, started off with a
welcome to the new members of
League Council by Sue Arnold,
newly-elected League president.
Training Program
Alice James explained the work-
ings of the training program,
which helps new officers to become
acquainted with League proced-
ures. Miss James also gave'a brief
history of the League and an ex-
planation of its structure.
Mary Slawson spoke on the fl-
nancial structures and expendi-
tures allotted to the various proj-
ects and committees of the League.
Included in the events sponsored
by the League are Frosh Weekend,
the new coed Sophomore Show,
Junior Girls Play and Senior
Erika Erskine presented an ex-
planation of the League office pro-
cedure for the new members of
League Council.
Reports on Display
On display during the morning
conferences will be displays of the
presidents' reports and various oth-
er projects.
Following this initial meeting,
Ethel McCormick, social director
of the League, spoke to the group
and then led them on a tour of
rooms in the League.
At 10:15 a.m. two workshops
were scheduled. "
League-Union Relations
Topic of the workshop held in
the Vandenberg Room concerned
League and Union relations on
joint projects.
The coeds discussed evaluations
and improvements of the Christ-
Inas Party, coed-show, calendar
and community services.
In the. Hussey Room another
group considered enlarging League
programs' to include more campus
problems, forums and discussions.
At 11:30 a.m. the coeds re-ad-
journed for a summary and con-
densation of the reports of the
two workshops. The conference
was dismissed at noon.
League Council formal installation
and supper will be held from 4 to
6 p.m. today for all old and new
* * *
MAIZE TEAM-The following
committees of the Maize Team for
Frosh Weekend will meet at 6:30
p.m. today in the League: mass
floorshow rehearsal, publicity and
* * s
GOLF CLUB-There will be an
instructional golf meeting for
members of the Golf Club at 4:30
p.m. torniorrow at the Women's
Athletic Building.
* * *
TENNIS CLUB - The women's
Tennis Club will meet at 5 p.m.
tomorrow. All women interested
are welcome to come. There will
be no business meeting.
* * *
be a meeting at 9 p.m. tomorrow
of Senior Society members in the
League. New and old members
are to attend.

Bursting out in full bloom this
One wanders how a University, which prides itself on giant ex- past week have been posters and
pansions and modern facilities, can ignore a fantastic and deplorable signs telling of the forthcoming
situation which directly affects thousands of its students. dances and skits of the Maize and
Blue Teams for Frosh Weekend.
The situation is this-phone facilities on this campus are just not Staunch little gentlemen in blue
adequate. tails with their arms upraised,
One of the worst hot-spots is East Quadrangle. For the 1200 pointing in the direction of the
students living in these four houses, there are five incoming lines, League, are the symbols of the
14 outgoing lines and two operators. This means that only one Blue Team.
incoming call for every 240 students will be able to get through. "Her-Eyes-On Blue" was recent-
For the houses on the Hill-Stockwell, Mosher, Jordan and Alice ly announced as the theme of the
Lloyd-there are 10 outgoing lines and 30 incoming lines. So, the skit and dance to-be presented by
heaviest phone load possible for these 1500 women, will be 40 phones this team from 9 p.m. to midnight
in use at one time, or approximately one for every 38 coeds. Friday.
These inadequate facilities create a definite problem. Anyone To Be a 'Big Wheel'
who has tried to call into East Quad or some of the other houses At 10:30 p.m. the coeds will give
can attest to this. their skit, which is divided into
Modern society dictates that the telephone play a'key part in the three scenes. It will evolve around
life of men and women, both for business and pleasure. The Uni- a typical coed who is thinking of
versity does not seem to realize this, or if it does, it has not taken becoming a "big wheel" on the
measures to cope with the situation. campus by entering the all-cam-
It's true, if you do try long enough, you may be lucky enough pus elections.
to catch a line, but what a waste of time and who's got that time chairman, is in charge of the cho-
or patience to keep twiddling the dial-and then, once you do get reography and dancers for the
in, to be told that the corridor line is busy! show, while Mary McHoskey will
Besides patience, there's also another often-practiced trick for have the singing lead.
getting a line into a house, even though it's not strictly cricket. It's Other leads will be played by
said that if you dial all but the last number of one of the houses, Sophy Shambes, Lorella Greem
then let ,the phone sit, until you think one of the lines is released, and Toby Weiner. Accompanying
your actions will hold up the line until you dial the last number. the production will be Sally Olm-
Then, supposedly, you're'bound to get in. stead.
However, for those who haven't.heard of this trick, the situa- Original Script
tion is almost impossible. Sometimes, you can dial every five Members of the floorshow com-
minutes for two hours straight and always get a busy signal. mittee who wrote the original
The situation has even gotten to the point where men will try script are Edwina Croll, Lynn
and try to get ahold of a coed 'to ask her out and eventually give up Fieldman, Mary McMullan, Nancy
in desperation. This problem is not imited to a few women, but Robinson, Fern Frisby, Lois Kapp,
Mary Jane Volmar, Mary Murphy
rather to the majority of women living in University housing. It also and Judy Campbell. In charge of
applies to business matters. the committee 'is Lenore Fink.
It is not a problem that will disappear by itself, but will con- In competition with the Blue
tinue to grow worse as the enrollment of the University grows. Team posters are the Maize Team's
A few years ago the board and room fees were raised $50. Ac- signs of "It's Contagious, It's Con-
cording to an officer of Tyler House in East Quad, this money was tagious! Beware the bite of the
to go specifically for student services, especially the telephones. And Bug" and giant posters of "Yel-
what has happened? We now have more crowded conditions than lowese,"the official symbol of the
ever, making the already bad phone situation worse. team this year.
These fees are now going up another $20. Are we supposed to past week by the Central Commit-
expect even more crowded conditions or can we hope that perhapspteek byeMhe Tenta C hmir
immediate steps will be taken to alleviate the situation. decorations for the dance and skit
It seems amazing how a University can be so forward-looking to be given from 9 p.m. to mid-
in some situations and so backwards in other ways. night Saturday, would center
Parents Announce Engagements of Coeds

LEADERSHIP TRAINING-While taking a break from the Lead-
ership Training Conference held yesterday for old and new
League officers, Sue Arnold, new League president; Jan McAfee,
new secretary; Andrea Snyder, new treasurer and Hazel Frank,
out-going League president, discuss certain points of interest
from the workshops.
Do-It-Yourself Paint Jobs
Help Solve Budget Problems

With many University students
taking to the apartment style of
living, all sorts of unexpected prob-
lems can crop up for these dwell-
For instance, there's the furni-
ture situation.
Let's take for a specific example,
the gal who is going to live in a
two room apartment or small
house. She has good taste-but
she just can't afford expensive fur-
Just the Solution
Unpainted furniture is just the
solution. Even if the apartment
resident has never tried to deco-
rate anything before, after a coat
of paint of a basic color, he or she
could achieve some very nice ef-
fects by trimming a table with a
gold stripe and stencilling a gold
pattern on the backs of chairs.
Stencils are obtainable at paint
stores and hobby stores, which also
offer directions on priming un-
painted furniture.
For this decorative effect, a
stripe is easy to form by using
masking tape to cover up areas
which you do not wish to paint.
Old-Fashioned Furniture
Old-fashioned furniture may
also be decorated. The furniture
could be painted the desired color
and then made antique by rub-
bing in a gold effect or else by
painting it white and then rub-
bing the paint down with burlap.
Some dressers, shown in con-
temporary lines, are painted in
light pastels-pink, blue, yellow-
with drawers and scroll work etch-
ed in gold. Chic drawer pulls
may also be obtained.
These home-decorated pieces
may be used in the living room,
too. Book cases, coffee tables and
end tables all lend charm when
painted to suit individual taste.

Besidesbeing easier on the bud-
get, painted furniture is back in
contemporary style.
A few years ago antique-paint-
ed furniture was eagerly sought
by young people because it was
cheap and interesting. Now the
prices are prohibitive when it can
be found. The answer to this
problem lies in the do-it-yourself
methods previously described.
When thinking of doing some
repainting, it is important to con-
sider the overall color scheme.
For instance, a popular basic
decorative scheme might use tur-
quoise, white and wood brown in
the living room.
The walls could be painted tur-
quoise, the rug, brown and the
furniture pieces, such as desk, cof-
fee table and end tables, could be
painted white.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Installs Officers.

Barbara Ann Shilling's engage-
ment to Melvin H. Johnson, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin H.
Johnson of Grand Rapids, was
announced by her parents, Dr. and
Mrs. M. D. Shilling of Ashland,
O., at a cocktail party honoring
the twenty-fifth anniversary of Dr.
and Mrs. Shilling.
Miss Shilling is a junior in the
School of Nursing and a member
of Alpha Delta Pi.
Mr. Johnson will enter the
School of Medicine this fall and
is affiliated with Sigma Alpha Ep-
Mitchell-P incoe
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Thornbury
of North Collins, N.Y., announced
the engagement of their daughter,
Barbara Mitchell, to Frederick R.
Pincoe, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.
Russell Pincoe of Battle Creek, on
April 7 during an open house at

For Coming


Newly-elected officers of Alpha
chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, na-
tional professional music frater-
nity for women, were installed
They are: Patricia Stenberg,
president; Marguerite Long, vice-
president; Joan Gassaway, re-
cording secretary; Sally Myers,
corresponding secretary; Sheila
McKenzie, alumnae secretary; Vir-
ginia Shapoe, treasurer; Katherine
Leo, chaplain; Jocelyn Mackey,
editor and Jeanne Leland,, ser-
Members initiated earlier in the
semester are Shirley Ann Forrest,
Miss Gassaway, Jane Hirschmann,
Julia Ann Hollyer, Cynthia Kren,
Doris Linton, Sara Manning, Pat-
ricia Martin, Janet Mason, Miss
McKenzie, Helen Mendelson, Miss
Myers, Mary Elizabeth Nimrich-
ter, Ruth Outland, Shirley Price
and Miss Shapoe.
Under the leadership of Mere-
dyth Mann, past president, the
group has participated in many
activities this year.
A new project, begun this month,
is the assistance with music at
the Children's Neuro-Psychiatric
Hospital. SAI's believe this new
undertaking will be a real ser-
vice, as well as a source of pleas-


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