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Busy Schedule Is Arranged For Freshmen During Orientatio,

n Week

September 20
To 25 Planned
Committee Program Is To
Continue After Starting
Of School
Ferries Is In Charge
A full program for freshmen
Women during the Orientation Week
from Sept. 20-25, and for several
weeks of the following semester has
been planned by the orientation com-
mittee of the League under the di-
rection of Margaret Ferries, '38,
chairman of that committee.
Following the custom that was in-
'augurated last year, it has been ar-
ranged for all freshmen women tc
eat their dinners together at the
League starting Tuesday of Orienta-
tion Week. The purpose of this ar-
rangement is to enable first year
women to become acquainted wit's
each other, Miss Ferries said.
During the entire first week, the
League will be the center of all first
year women's activities. Meetings
with advisors will be held in the
various rooms on the first, second and
third floors of the building. The
-"tnter for transfer women will be
held ini the Undergraduate Offices
locted on the first floor.
First Meeting Monday
The Orientation Week will officially
open with a' meeting scheduled for
11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 for all
women advisors. Prof. Phillip Bur-
'ley, chairman of the Orientation
Program, will be present to give in-
structions and greet all women ad-
visers, Miss Ferries said.
A dinner has been arranged for 6
p.m. Monday in the Ballroom of the
League for all women and men ad-
visors, faculty advisors and guests
of honor who will be: President Alex-
ander G. Ruth ven,Prof. Phillip Bur-
sley, Prof. JosephBursley, Mr. Stan-
ley Waltz, Prof. Henry Anderson,
Dean Alice C. Lloyd, Miss Ethel A.
McCormick, Mr. T. Hawley Tapping,
Prof. Paul A. Leidy, Miss Eleanor
Mitchell, Dr. Dean Myers, Dr. Don-
ald May, Mr. Franklin M. Cook, Mr.
R. G. Rodkey, and the heads of all
Speakers for this banquet will be:
President Ruthven, Professor Phillip
Bursley, Miss Ferries, Hope Hartwig,
president of the League, Betsy Baxter,
chairman of transfer students for
women, Jack Thom, president of the
Union, Frederick Geib, chairman of
transfer students for men, and Paul
birckIey, head of men's orientation.
All freshmen women wil lmeet with
their advisers for the first time at
8 a.m. Tuesday in the League. At
this time additional meetings will be
Luncheons To Be Held
Luncheons are to be held through-
out the week for all student ad-
visors, Miss Ferries said. As in the
past, two are to be held at the League
and two at the Union.
The first dinner for freshmen
women and their advisors will be
field at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Ball-
"room of the League. Following this
dinner, all freshmen will meet in Hill
Auditorium for the official Univer-
sity welcoming.
A special style show and sprt dem-
ostration has been aranged by
the Women's Athletic Association at 4
"p.m. Wednesday on Palmer Field. A
dinner is also to be held for the
women and their advisors at 6 p.m.
Wednesday in the Ballroom of the
League. Following this dinner, a
program is scheduled for Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Miss Ferries will
speak on "Your University." Miss

McCormick, social director of women
will be introduced as will all mem-
bers of the League Undergraduate
Cabaret Dinner Plahned
Orientation Week plans include a
Cabaret dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday
in the League. The tables will be ar-
ranged in gr'oups of six-each orien-
tation group to occupy two tables.
During the dinner Charlie Zwick and
his band will play.
Guests of honor for the Cabaret
Dinner include: President and Mrs.
Ruthven, Prof. and Mrs. Phillip Bur-
sley, Dean and Mrs. Joseph Bursley,
Dean Alice Lloyd, Miss Jeannette

Is Center Of All Women's Activities
7 - ~ o
I -' ,-eat

Council Plans
Activities, Rules
Adjusts Women's Hours,
Awards Scholarships And
Manages Teas
As a governing body for all women
on the campus, the Undergraduate
Council performs may functions. Be-
sides formulating women's regula-
tions, it is responsible for the man-
agement of class projects, the Child-
ren's Theatre, the weekly Ruthven
teas, the various all campus banquets,
and the awarding of three scholar-
Established under the merit system
three years ago, the Council is com-
posed of 15 members: the President
of the League, three vice-presidents,
the Secretary-Treasurer of the Lea-
gue, the Chairman of Judiciary Coun-
cil, the President of W.A.A., the Wo-
men's editor of The Daily, the Presi-
dent of Panhellenic, the President of
Assembly, the social chairman, the
publicity chairman, and the merit
system chairman of the League, the
Children's Theatre chairman, and the
Orientation chairman.
During its existence the Council has
paid off its pledge of the Building
Fund of the League, which was $50,-
000. It has also established one fel-
lowship and one scholarship fund:
the $15,000 Alice Crocker Lloyd fel-
lowship, and the $10,000 Ethel Mc-
Cormick scholarship. The capital
funds are a year old and $5,000 has
already been deposited.
Last year also the Undergraduate
Council gave three $100 scholarships
to women for academic distinction
and participation in activities. An-
other project of last year was the
publishing of a League magazine.
Meetings of the -Undergraduate
Council are held at the beginning of
every week in the Council Room of
the Undergraduate offices of the

Mauve Decade Clothes-Horses
Gave Hints For '37 Smoothies
By JENNY PETERSEN poplin that featured a huge squareI
Michigan women of today, with watch pocket. Watches were worn on
their hair ornaments, jigger coats and heavy gold chains and were left to
sweaters, may compliment themselves dangle or to be protected in special
for discovering these and similar at- pockets of lace or fabric.
tractive 'fashion fads, but they owe a Another student was attractive in
great debt to their sisters of the '70's a trim little straw sailor that bore a
and '80's. surprising resemblance to those of
this spring. However, it looked a little
According to Mrs. Camilla B. Green, different from our millinery because
secretary of the engineering college, it was perched absolutely flat on the'
who has lived in Ann Arbor for more wearer's head. The shawls some of
than 50 years, almost every fad that the women had wrapped about their
is popular today had its prototype shoulders made them look distress-
in the days when women were igyod o hywr eaey
frowned upon in the University. For ingy old, for they were sedately
. .. .. fringd

May Festivals
Bring Host Of
Music Talent
Four days of music by well-known
American and European artists are
offered to Ann Arbor in the tradi-
tional May Festival Concert, present-
ed annually in the early part of May.
Vocalists and symphony orchestras
are featured in this music festival,
which has been favorably compared
to the great European festivals. Last
year's concert presented Kirsten
Flagstad, Elizabeth Rethberg, L urit,
Melchior and Ezio , all Metro-
politan Opera stars, and the Phiila-

commencement bals, tne oniy all-
campus social event on the calendar,
Mrs. Green said the women some-
times tucked a geranium leaf and two

The Michigan League Building pictured above is a club house for
all women students.
Wide Variety Activities Are
Available At Michigan League
By CYNTHIA ADAMS 'sembly ball for independent women
The Michigan League with its com- I are held, and of course the regular
lete facigLesoffeaedsocial Friday and Saturday night dances
plete facilities offers varied soilwith Charlie Zwick's nine piece or-
activities to the women students dur-w
ing the school year. The League is chestra. Charlie is a junior in the
141i hnl i-r bi hn is m nc

or three fresh flowers in their hair.
This was frequently matched by a
similar nosegay at the neck of theI
dress. Little bows of lace were also
The polonaise, Mrs. Green ex-
plained, was a garment that can be
compared with the present-day jigger
coat, although it never enjoyed thej
wide popularity of today's model. It
was fashioned usually of a figured or
striped material and was hip length.
However, it did not flare at the back
nor did it have padded shoulders.!
Although the women students in1
1880 did not wear sweaters as we
know them, they did wear something
that corresponded to them in func-
tion. This sweater-like affair was
called a jersey, because it was spon-
sored by the famous actress, Lily
Langtry, who came from Jersey. It
came in all colors, was buttoned
down the front, and was worn with
different skirts.
No picture of the first women stu-
dents who were enrolled in 1870-71
remains, but the women of '74 are
shown in a class photograph that be-
longs to an album recently given to
the University by an alumnus. The
five shown there are all very proper
in campus costumes that included
hats and shawls. One student was
gayer than her comrades in a striped


Because they did not have many delphia Symphony Orchestra direct-
places to go, the early women stu- ed by Eugene Ormandy.
dents did not have to worry about The May Festival concerts a; e
the problem of enough "date" dresses. presented in Hill Auditorium, in both
Then too, as is related in "Four Years afternoon and evening performances.
In A Boys' College," by San Louie A traditional feature of the Saturday
Anderson, they were not even asked afternoon concert is the singing of
to go places, because the men re- Ann Arbor school children. The Uni-
sented them. Miss Anderson, a mem- versity Choral Union also sings at
ber of the class of '75, tells that the one of the concerts.
men did not rise to give them chairs
in crowded rooms, and worse yet, in-
tentionally jostled them on the stairs. Lessons Planned For
Later on, when the men would con- Itoofers; Culbersonites
descend to take them walking of a
Sunday afternoon, the women wore Weekly dancing and bridge lessons
elaborate creations of taffeta and vill be given during the fall term for
china silk, with much pleating at the those Michigan students who aren't
hem and white at the throat. For quite sure about that dip or finesse,
costume accents there were gold cru- Miss Ethel McCormick, social direc-
cifixes, chain watches or cameo pins. tor, announced recently.
- - Ranging all the way from begin-
HIDES HIS MONEY ning dancing classes which leave the
DENVER (1P')- Baldwin Gertz, 68, student proficient as the average to
objected when attendants at a hospi- those intended for expert dancers, the
al attempted to remove an elastic classes proved popular last year when
appliance around his left leg, but the Marie Sawyer and Douglas Gregory
doctors insisted because the leg had were the tutors.
been fractured in an automobile ac- On Mondays and Wednesday be-
cident. Nurses soon discovered why ginners dancing classes will be held
Gertz protested. Under the elastic from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and intermediate
was $880 in currency. classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
will take place at the same ,hours.
California led all states in popu- Bridge lessons will be given on Wed-
lation increase between 1920-30, with nesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
a gain of 65.7 per cent. Florida was The fee for each activity will be $1.50
second with an increase of 51.6 per for six lessons. Starting. dates will be
cent. announced later.


the only building on the campus
which is run by women for women as
well as the only organization to which
all women automatically belong as
soon as they enter the University.
On the first floor there is a cafe-
teria, soda bar, knitting shop, Russian
tea room, business offices, undergad-
uate offices, beauty parlor, check
rooms, public telephones, rehearsal
rooms and the theatre box office.
The League Chapel is the scene -of
many services and weddings during
both the winter and summer sessions.
It was given in memoriam of Char-
lotte Blagden, president of the League
in 1925. She aided greatly in the
completion of the present League
Building, and she died during her
term of office. In the spring espec-
ially many alumnae return to the
Chapel for their own weddings, and
as many as four have been held there
in one afternoon.
Garden For Women Only
In the courtyard on the east side of
the League is a lovely garden. It is
also the scene of many a nuptial cere-
mony, as well as receptions and af-
ternoon teas.
Going to the second floor, one finds
a ballroom where the Pan Hellenic
ball for sorority women, and the As-
Perry, Mrs. Byrl Fox Bacher, Miss
Elizabeth Lawrie, Mrs. S. Beach Con-
ger, Dr. Margaret Bell, and Miss Mc-
Following the Cabaret Dinner, a
series of short skits written by Jean
Keller, and directed by Marie Saw-
yer will be presented in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. The cast for these
skits which are to depict humorous
examples of campus etiquette as well
as freshmen "do's and don'ts" will
be selected from the women advisers.
Orientation Week will end with
dinners served in all of the dormi-
tories Friday night.
Lecture Series Arranged
During the folling three weeks, lec-
tures have been planned for fresh-
men women at 5 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Attendance at
these lectures is obligatory, and one
merit point will be awarded for per-
fect attendance.
The lecture series is to open with
Dean Alice Lloyd and Mr. Glen Mc-
Geoch as the speakers. The subjects
of their addresses will be announced
later as will the remaining speakers
for the lectures.
With the opening of the week on
October 25, Miss Elizabeth Osborne
will be in Ann Arbor as a "consultant
in appearance." She will maintain
office hours to advise on proper
clothes, appearance, poise and per-'
sonality. She is to remain on the
campus for one week.

Mvusic senooi ananiDd ani s compos-
ed entirely of undergraduate stu-
dents. He has made quite a name for
himself as he has been featured as
'the pianist with several of the more
prominent bands in the country, and
also has written drrangements for
student functions. He is often called
by the U. of M. students, "the second
Eddie Duchin."
Lounge For Students
Opposite the dining room are sev-
eral lounges used for receptions. The
Ethel Fountain Hussey room, named
after the president of the League in
1890, and the Grand Rapids and
Kalamazoo rooms given by the alum-
nae of those cities are open at all
times to the students and may be re-
served for many types of special oc-
:asions. Also the Hostess room and
the Games room, as their names im-
ply, are available.
The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre is
the background for many plays dur-
ing both winter and summer session.
The Junior Girl's Play, the Drama
festival and the Repertory Players are
presented here. Classes and lectures
are held in the theatre practically
every day.
Degree Program
(Continued from Page 5)
for instance, if he is more interested'
in Physics than in a more sweeping
survey of all the sciences.)
Each student's credit for gradua-
tion, comprising his entire course of
study in all four years at the Univer-
sity, must include not less than 30
hours study in his department of con-
centration, or not less than 60 hours
of study in his division of concen-
tration, if he chooses the latter.
Minimum Of 120 Hours
It should be carefully noted that if
the student selects a division of con-
centration, which is a field of larger
scope than a department ,he must
take 60 hours in that division, rather
than 30, which is all that is required
in the department of concentration.
A minimum of 120 hours is required
for graduation in the College of Lit-
erature, Science, and the Arts.
Other rules pertaining to the stu-
dent's concentration program may be
found in the 1936-37 announcement
bulletin of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts. These pages
are two of the most important in the
catalogue, and are deserving of the
earnest study of the incoming fresh-

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