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Mosher-Jordan Is Largest;I
Newberry And Barbour
Closest To Campus
Coming to the University of Mich-
igan for your first year you may be
curious about the classes you'll have,


Long after you will have forgotten
the exact details of the Treaty of
Utrecht and the formula for potas-
sium cyanide, you will remember the
fun you had rehearsing for the Soph-
omore Cabaret or the Junior Girl's
These class activities, to be sure,
are part of the more frivolus as-
pect of going to college, but they
are not valueless. There is a certain

the people you'll meet and the things
you'll do, but most of all you'll be
curiousdabout the place you'll call
"home" for two semesters.
Ann Arbor offers five dormitories
for freshmen women, besides many
accredited League rooming houses.
These dormitories are Mosher-Jor-
dan, the largest, Betsy Barbour
Dormitory, Helen Newberry Resi-
dence, Adelia Cheever House and
Alumnae House. The last two men-
tioned are small dorms and the wo-
men students do part of the work
Have Advantages
Betsy Barbour and Helen Newberry
have one advantage over all other
dormitories in their nearness to cam-
pus. Located directly across from
Angell Hall where many classes are
held, one can tumble out of bed at
five minutes to eight, and make an
eight o'clock in plenty of time. Each
of these dormitories accomodates
more than 80 women.
In addition to its bedrooms, "Betsy"
as you'll call it, has a large dining
room, attractive parlor and enclosed
sun porch. Adjoining it is a tennis
court, and it shares a garden with
Helen Newberry. As for its social
activities you can have a guest to
dinner once a week, there are usually
two formals given during the year
and there are faculty teas and din-
Helen Newberry also has a dining
room, pleasant living rooom and
porch. Newberryites are always es-
pecially proud of their dining room
with its walls of pale blue and pink
showing apple trees in full bloom. On
Sunday mornings here, breakfast ma-
terials are sent up to floor kitchens
and the residents make their own
breakfasts. Visitor nights, formals
and faculty functions are also given
in this dormitory.
Mosher-Jordan Is Not Far
Although Mosher-Jordan is a seven
minute walk from campus, it has
many offsetting advantages. Mosher,
the "sick" end because its nearest
the University Hospital, and Jordan,
the "dead" end because its near a
cemetery, are two separte units, each
accomodating more than 200 women.
The two units are exactly alike as to
floor plan, and each has a dining
room, two large parlors, library, and
games porch where ping pong can be
played. There is also a sandwich shop
where one can buy "cokes" and ice
cream when burning the well-known
'midnight oil.'
Sunday morning breakfasts at Mo-
sher-Jordan are not served in the
floor kitchens but down in the dining
room. However, you do not have to be
dressed for this and may come down
in lounging pajamas or negligees.
Guest night at this dorm is Thursday
night and there are also formals and
faculty dinners during the year.
Being located right next to Palmer
Field, Mosher-Jordan women have
many opportunities for sports. Pal-
mernField offers an archery range,
tennis courst, putting green, and
baseball and hockey field.
The Bayeux tapestry, preserved in
the public library of Bayeux, France,
contains 1512 figures in 72 scenes
representing the invasion and con-
quest of England by William the Con-

satisfaction in contributing your time
and talent to a project planned and
carried through by your fellow stu-
dents. And, though it is a painfully
trite observation you do gain some-
thing from working with others.
Frosh Project Comes First
Freshmen women have to stick
pretty closely to academic things
throughout the year, but along in
May and June they have an oppor-
tunity to participate in extra-cur-
ricular work. This work is a Fresh-
man Project, which for the past two
years has taken the form of an out-
door pageant given before the trad-
itional Lantern Night procession. Last
year's pageant was called "Rip Van
Winkle" and was distinguished by
original songs, a tumbling exhibition
and a dance of wooden shoes five feet
high. The pageant was written en-
tirely in verse by members of the
central committee.
A different sort of project is the
Sophomore Cabaret which is given
early in December. It is a dance and
floor show held in the League ball-
room and sophomore women act as
dance hostesses. Last year's cabaret
was called "Derby Day," and the high
point of the floor show was a tap
dance by women costumed as race
horses. In connection with this soph-
omore project, the League gives a real
fair, complete with fortune teller and

dinner at the League precedes the
play. The Tryolean theme was chos-
en by juniors last year for their play
which related the troubles of a Swiss
toymaker. "Feather In His Cap" was
featured by many original songs and
by dance routines in the Busby Berk-
eley manner.
Penny Carnival Important
Although not a real class activity,
the Penny Carnival is an important
event on the Michigan women's cal-
endar. It is given by the Women's
Athletic Association to raise funds,
and each sorority and woman's or-
ganization has a booth. Last year
the Penny Carnival was incorporated
into the Michigras, a huge carnival,
which raised money both for a men's
dormitorysand a women's swimming
Last women's class activity of the
year is the traditional Lantern Night
procession from the Library steps to
Palmer Field. The senior women,
wearing caps and gowns and carrying
lanterns form a block "M" on Palmer
Field and pass their lanterns on to
the women in the next class.
Advisors For
New Students
Are Announced
Complete List Of Nanes
Is Given Out By Ferries,
Orientation Head
The orientation advisers for this
year as announced by Margaret Fer-
ries, '38, chairman, include Janet Al-
_ l n ' '

For over half a century, our stores have
given dependable and successful service
in BOOKS and SUPPLIES to the students
and faculty of the University of Michigan.
Our stocks of new and used Textbooks
are most complete and our prices area-
ways reasonable.
Let us serve YOU and make our stores

your headquarters.
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J G P Has 200 In Cast iington, 38, Barion Baxter; 39, Phy-
By far the most ambitious of the lis Bennett, '39, Ruth Bertsch, '38.
class projects is the annual play given Elizabeth Bonisteel, '39, Mary Katha-
gvn ine Burns, '39Ed, Rebecca Bursley.
by junior women. The play is usuaily 39, Roberta Chisus, '39A, Phyli s
written by a junior woman, although Crosby, '38, Norma Curtis, '39, Jean
last year was an exception, and it Drake, '39, Virginia Egglesfield, '38
employs a cast of more than 200. Mary Jane Field, '38, Marion Fit-
Thirty-two years ago when the Junior gerald, '38.
Girls Play was originated, it was giv- Janet Fullenwider, '39, Dorothy
en ostensibly to honor senior women, Gittleman, '39, Marian Gommeson,
but today the play has three perfor- '38, Janet Groft, '38, Martha Hankey,
Inances in the Lydia Mendelssohn '38, Helen Jesperson, '38, Betty Keer-
Theatre, and most of the townspeople oh, '38, Joanne Kimmell, '38, Janet
and university students attend. The Kover, '38, Madeline Krieghoff, '39,
first night of the play, however, is Jane Lamb, '38, Margery Lee Lehner,
still reserved for senior women, and '39, Margaret Limberg, '40, Barbara
this is the First occassion for which Lovell, '38, Florence McConkey, '38,
they wear their caps and gowns. A Eleanor McCoy, '39, Janet MacIvor,
'38, Roberta Melin, '38, Margaret
Top Billing In Myers,'3.
Dorothy Novy, '38, Mary Perkins
'38, Nelson Persons, '38, Mary Rall,
Reno Is Given '39, Miriam Sanders, '39, Elizabeth
Schneider. '38, Myrra Short, '38, Mar-
ian Smith, '39, Dorothea Staebler
ToY ll lT39, Eleanor Swan, '39, Sybil Swart
out, '39, Martha Tillman, '39, Eliza-
beth Turner, '38, Virginia Van Dyke,
SIOUX FALLS, S. D. (A') - Cupid '38, Elizabeth Wahl, '38, Grace Wil-
has stolen top billing from O' Man son, '39, and Virginia Zaiser.
Divorce in this one time "prairie
But old timers recall with relish IJnio(n Registration
anecdotes of the discontented wives
and husbands who flocked-here from Begins Immediately
nearly every state, from Europe, and
even the Hpiwaiiar and Philippine Is- Freshman students have the oppor-
lands between 1890 and 1907. tunity of making use of the Union
South Dakota's liberal divorce laws facilities almost as soon as they reach



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of thata day brought them, and at-
torneys, commonly referred to the
city as "Sue Falls."
Files ofthe cases for that era dis-
play threads of humor in the tapes-
tries of marital tragedy.
A bride left her husband after two
weeks "because he was insanely jeal-
ous of the milkman." " A Wisconsin
buttermaker complained his wife had
only taken two baths since their mar-
riage. An Englishman came here to
free himself from a wife "who put
her cold feet on me in bed."

For All Departments

Ann Arbor since registration of new
students in the Union begins early in
Freshman Week.
A committee of the Union will be
stationed in the student offices, and
freshmen may take their tuition re-
ceipts to these committeemen as soon
as they have completed registration.
Another service of the Union is to
compile a temporary student directory
which may be used to locate students
until the publication of the regular
1 directory.


Has the finest barber shop in Ann
A -wlm Plnti of harhr -nn wait.


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