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SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1936




Freshmen Have
Equal$tart In
Scholarship, Leadership.
Character Form Basis
For Position Awards
Every woman from the beginning
of her freshman year until she grad-
uates is given an equal opportunity
to take part in campus activities
through the League's plan of govern-
ment which is based on the merit sys-
The merit system is founded on the
scholarship, character and qualities
of leadership which each individual
women displays. At the end of her
freshman year, each woman is given
an opportunity to file a petition for a
position in any field in which she
happens to be particularly interested.
All applicants for minor committee
jobs are accepted and each girl is
given a chance to work up into a ma-
jor position.
For everything which a woman does
in the extra-curricular line she is
given a point or more. A record of
all the points which each woman has
earned throughout her college course
is kept in permanent iles. The points
which a girl earns seve as a basis of
her advancement to a position of
major importance.
headed By Council
At the head of the League govern-
ment is the undergraduate council.
This Council is made up of a presi-
dent, several vice-presidents repre-
senting the various schools in the
University,.a secretary-treasurer, the
presidents of the Panhellenic Asso-
ciation, Assembly and W.A.A. or the
Women's Athletic Association, the
Women's Editor of the Daily, ex-
officio, and the chairmen of the
various League committees.
The various committees which are
responsible for all the activities spon-
sored by the League include the mer-
it system committee, the social com-
mittee, the house reception com-
mittee, the theatre and arts commit-
tee, the orientation committee, and
the publicity committee. Any wom-
an at the close of her freshman year
may designate on which committee
she would like to work.
The chief work of the merit sys-
tem committee is of a clerical na-
ture. Records of the activities' points
of the individual women, the dormi-
tories and the sororities are kept in
permanent files and are listed briefly
on the large merit system chart in the
lobby of the League just outside the
undergraduate office.
Responsible For Advertising
The publicity committee is respon-
sible for all the advertising of activi-
ties at the League. It also files clip-
pings concerning League activities,
which appear in the newspapers.
The teas and style shows are
planned by the social committee.
Members of this committee also as-
sist at the president's receptions. The
house reception committee has charge
of the actual management of the
League. It conducts tours of the
League buildings and of the campus,
and receives guests.
Sponsoring sculptor and art ex-;
hibits and managing the Children's
Theatre which features entertaining
and educational productions for the
children of Ann Arbor is the work of+
the theatre and arts committee.
The Board of Representatives is
the legislative body of the League. Its
membership includes the president of
Assembly, the organization for inde-
pendent women on campus, the
president of Panhellenic Association,
a similar organization for sorority
women, two representatives from each
sorority and two representatives for
every 40 independent women on cam-


Women's Athletic Association Putting Greens


Athletic Director

Women Ruled
By Assembly
For the purpose of organizing un-
affiliated women and stimulating
their interests both social and scho-
lastic an organization known as the
Assembly has been established on
The Assembly is under the direc-
tion of an executive board composed
of a president, a vice-president, a
secretary and a treasurer. These of-,
ficers are chosen under the League's
merit system plan.
The league houses are divided into
zones of 40 women each. For each
group of this size and for every 40
independent women living in the
dormitories there are two representa-
tives in the Assembly. These women
are chosen from their respective
zones and dormitories. Last year
there were 40 representatives in the
Each year the Assembly as an or-
ganization sponsors two major social
events. The Assembly banquet is
held sometime during the first se-
inester and is for all independent
women. At this banquet the house
with the highest scholastic average
receives an award. For the past few
years Alumnae House has won this

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For Aetivites
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was given as a series of short skits de-
pictilg college life from the slant of
magazines such as Vogue, Photoplay,
Esquire and Gargoyle, the student
campus magazine.
Another project which is fast be-
coming a campus tradition is the
Sophomore Cabaret, which is present-
ed during the winter by members of
the sophomore class. Last year's pro-
duction, "All Aboard!", featured a
floor show of songs and dances, com-
posed ariddirected by the sophomore
women, and hostesses from the soph-
omore class for dancing. The Sopho-
more Cabaret usually runs for two
days, two performances given each
The Freshman project varies slight-
ly each year. Year before last, mem-
.ers of the freshman class ofered a
dance in the form of a Mardi Gras,
at which a campus queen was chosen.
Last year freshmen added their tal-
ents to the annual Lantern Night Pro-
gram by presenting a fantastic
pageant, "The Land of Oz U." The
theme of the pageant was the en-
trance of Michigan students into the
weird Oz University. It was present-
ed in iht'rt scenes, Registration, Ex-
anination and a Lecture by Prof.

League To Sponsor
Dancing Lessons
The League will sponsor dancing
lessons for beginners and advanced
students in the League on Tuesday
and Wednesday night during the next
Marie Sawyer, '38, and Douglas
Gregory, who have studied under Roy
Hoyer, will teach dancing for begin-
ners at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights. The
lessons are under the direction of
Miss Ethyl McCormick, social director
of the League.
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights,
advanced students will be taught any
of the new steps. Miss Sawyer and
Gregory are prepared to show any
steps desired. Beginners are urged
not to join this class. The classes
were started last year _and proved
successful enough to warrant contin-
uing them this year.
Wagglebug. Following the skit, the
freshmen entertained with a dance
and refreshments.
The last project of the year is Lan-
tern Night, sponsored by the senior
women. This ceremony, which is held
after sunset, symbolizes the passing of
the classes. Followed by the under
classes, the senior women dressed in
caps and gowns start the line of
march walking two by two down the
hill to the music of the Varsity Band.
Another project sponsored by the
W.A.A. is Penny Carnival, which is
held in Barbour Gym during the
spring of the year.

The W.A.A. putting greens are next to the Women's Athletic Build-
ing on Palmer Field. All women in the University are invited to make
use of these grounds as often as they wish. Instructions in golf are
given by members of the physical education department.

W. A. A. Makes
Mixed Sports
Part Of PlanS
Large Selection Of Sports
Is Available Every Day
To Campus Women
Besides athletic clubs, tournament
play and elective participation, the
Women's Athletic Association will
sponsor something new in the form
of sports activities this fall. The key-
note of next year's program will be
the idea of mixed participation in
The new tendency is to encourage
men and women to play together in
games such as golf, tennis and ar-
chery. Every Wednesday will be set
aside as "mixed sports day," with re-
freshments served in the W.A.A..
building after the game.
Points May Be Earned
The Women's Athletic Association
is based on a system of tournament
play and individual participation, and
points can be earned for both types
of sports activities. The total num-
ber of women who participated in
sports last year is 1,457, of which
number 532 entered in tournament
play, and 925 in individual sports. Of
the latter, tennis is the most popular,
with swimming rating a close second,
and the other favorites being archery,
golf, riflery, fencing, bowling, ridiug,
ping pong, dancing and hiking.
Teams for the tournament play are
made up of sorority women, who
sometimes have more than one team
to a house, and independent women,
who are grouped into zones. The
number of women in a zone depends
on the number of League Houses
marked off and the number of women
in a house, the average running 60
women to a zone.
The sport year is divided into four
seasons, the favorite team sports for
the various seasons being hockey, bas-
ketball, baseball, badminton and vol-
ley ball.
Athletic Clubs Active
Athletic clubs for particular sports
are mainly for the nucleus of people
interested in a certain activity, and
there is less competition in this phase
of the sports activities than in either
tournament play or elective participa-
tion. The "Crop and Saddle," a
women's riding club, sponsors rides
during the year, and an annual horse
show in the spring.
The Swimming Club has exchange
meets with women from Wayne Uni-
versity in Detroit, Michigan State
College in Lansing, and Michigan
State Normal College in Ypsilanti.
There is also a Rifle Club, and a
Daice Club, which, in collaboration
with the Physical Education Depart-

ment and Play Production, presents
dance recitals during the year. Dur-
ing the past year, t heDanco Club
gave two recitals in Ann Arbor ,and
one in Grand Rapids.
On the first Wednesday of Orien-
tation Week, the W.A.A. will sponisor
an afternoon of entertainment for all
new and old women stud(Iein ts. I iere
will be sports activities, a fashion
show, demonstrating correct sports
wear, and refreshmen ts.

distinction. . Also an award is given
to the sophomore, junior and senior
girl who in the preceding year re-
ceived the highest grades of any in-
dependent women in their respective
The Assembly Ball is given early
in the second semester. Following
the dance breakfast is served at the
League and at various other eating
places on campus. The dance is pri-
marily for independent women and
their guests although sorority women
may also attend.;



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