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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TMIRSDAY, SEPTEMBER x0, X958
THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1956
Decor Makes Rooms
Bright, Cheery, Homey
ANNUAL PROGRAM BEGINS
Sororities Prepare For 'Rushing'
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By BEATA JORGENSON
When. a student first opens the
door to his college room, exclama-
tions of "It's so tiny!" or "It's so
bare!" are often heard.
Rooms are small and the stan-
dard furniture consists only of a
desk, bed, chair, dresser and usu-
ally one lamp. The walls are pastel
or neutral and in the dormitory
handbook of rules it probably says
that walls and furniture can't be
painted and nails can't be used.
put, by this time the first dis-
appointment is wearing off and
ideas are forming in how to make
the room bright and liveable.
Such a transformation needn't
cost a fortune either!
For Fun and Study
The first standard items pur-
chased are bedspreads and a rug.
Since the room is to be used for
both study and fun, the main ob-
jective will be to make it appear
like a sitting room.
Bedspreads in bright solid colors
or in the new dark plaids can ea-
sily make the bed appear like a
couch. With a multitude of stuffed
animals and a decorative pillow,
the interior decoration project is
Either a shag, a printed cotton
or a fiber rug will hide the bare
floor and add a bit of hominess.
No Mess Here I
To keep clutter off desks and
dressers, a bulletin board can ei-
ther be purchased inexpensively or
originally created to fit the room's
Pin up boards can be made from
plywood and hung on the wall with
sturdy ribbon. Long sheets of plas-
tic can be transformed into cute
bulletin boards by attaching them
to wooden coat hangers.
In the line of novelties college
pennants, maps, pictures from the
lending art print collection, an
octopus on the wall or foreign
made masks offer an opportunity
for the owner to sign his personal
A little time, a little money and
a little ingenuity will be amply re-
warded when someone says, "It's
the prettiest room on campus."
By ROSE PERLBERG'
When most of the University's
population was still in the pack-
ing stage, sorority members were
back on campus making last-min-
ute plans for the fall rushing pro-
As early as last May, actives in
each of the 21 chapter houses had
held special meetings to discuss
entertainment for the four sets of
parties and final desserts that be-
gin at 7 p.m. tomorrow and end
with pledging on Sunday, Oct. 7.
During the summer ideas were
formulated and put into working
enough," she laughed, "complica-
tions in one form or another al-
She went on to tell of the time
a rushing counselor lost half of
her group en route from one house
to another and the frantic phone
calls that poured into the Panhel
Office as the different sororities
found the lost women on their
"Then, of course," Miss Wheel-
er added. "we have to contend
with the fraternity pranksters who
never fail to dress up as women
and rush the houses."
Recent alumnae have even tried
to put the members on their toes
by coming back to their old houses
disguised as rushees, measuring
TV sets and checking other facili-
ties and in general making friend-
ly nuisances out of themselves.
This year's rushing program will
run along the same lines as those
in previous years. Although en-
rollment has increased consider-
ably, Miss Wheeler notes that the
corresponding number of rushees
are not in proportion. "We were
surprised that more women did
not sign up," she said.
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This week and most of last, with
houses in a confusion of redecor-
ation and a new arrangement, af-
filiated women managed to fit in
several hours of song practice
In every house, order sheets were
of cartons of cigarettes and boxes
of cookies that will be consumed
in the sororities' yearly getting-to-
Speaking of rushing from the
sorority's side, Rushing Chairman
Carol Wheeler emphasized the fact
that activesar just as anxious to
make good a impression as the
rushees. "We're quite aware of the
fact that the women visiting our
houses are judging us just as we
are them," she said.
". ..Most Hectic Weeks
Miss Wheeler added that the few
weeks -of rushing are among the
most hectic in the school year.
"As if having hundreds of
strange faces passing through your
house each day isn't confusing
Annual Union Open House
To Feature Mixer, Show
By SANNA SCHEINFELD
Everything from new fashions to
canines will be featured from 1 to
5 p.m. Saturday at the Union Open
Student models will show off fall
styles on sale at local stores.
The "Best Dressed Dog on Cam-
pus" will be picked at the dog show
in which, fraternity mascots com-
pete for top honors.
Sports cars from Detroit and
national companies will be shown.
Other displays will include those
of various campus organizations
such as Inter-House Council, Stu-
dent Government Council, Inter-
fraternity Council, League, As-
sembly, Gargoyle, Daily, Panhell-
enic and the Ensian.
Michifish To Perform
Included in the afternoon's bill
of entertainment will be a Michi-
fish demonstration and an art
show featuring flat pieces from the
the School of Architecture and De-
A mixer, scheduled from 2 to 4
p.m., will feature the music of the
Alley Cats. Free Arthur Murray
dance lessons will also be available.
The Delta Tau Deltas, winner of
last year's IFC sing will demon-
strate the vocal style that made
The swimming pool and billiards
room will be open to the public
free of charge, and free refresh-
ments will be served.
Tickets will be sold at the door
for the dance which will be held
Saturday night in the Union ball-
room from 9 p.m. to midnight. Jim
Servis' Orchestra will provide mu-
sic for the af fair.
Semi-annual affairs, Union Op-
en Houses have proven "very suc-
cessful in past years to introduce
new students to and remind old
students of the campus activities,"
an official remarked.
,ast semester, a men's fashion
show was included. It featured
Bermuda shorts, formal wear,
bathing suits and other spring
Last Year ... Culinary Arts
A cake-baking contest was an-
other part of last semester's ev-
ent in which students and their
wives entered their best pastries.
Fourteen fraternities entered
their mascots and many won prizes
for various points.
Department and industrial ex-
hibits were presented for the first
time at the last Open House. Be-
sides displays from campus organ-
izations, several University depart-
ments set up exhibits. Sports cars
were also shown, as in previous
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