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League Gives



Michigan League: The Women's Union



For Women
Committees, Class Projects
Included Among Activities;
Petitioning To Be Announced
Transfer Students
Eligible For Posts
Foremost in the activities on which
women may work on campus are the
various League committees, the class
prorJects and other League promo-
These are open to all women with
the exception of first semester fresh-
men. It is especially stressed that
transfer students may apply immedi-
ately upon entrance for positions
with regard to these activities. The
only stipulation is that they first
obtain an eligibility card at ean of
)tudents Joseph A. Bursley's office
and have it signed at the social di-
rector's office in the League.
Petitioning for all events will be
announced in The Daily approxi-
mately a week in advance of the op-
ening day for acceptance of petitions.
Since these reports are the only
means the League has of measuring
the interests and desires of the appli-
cant, each woman is urged to express
herself frankly and sincerely. All in-
formation will be treated confiden-
Committees Open
Orientation Committee: Women
working on this committee act as ad-
visers to freshmen or transfer stu-
dents in the fall of each year, to help
them plan their programs and to be-.
come acquainted with their s.r-
Social Committee: This group
plans and executes such campus
events as Ruthven teas, bridge tour-
naments, Sunday night suppers, tea
dances and style shows.
Tutorial Committee: This commit-
tee is organized to give assistance to
Women who need academic help. Wo-
men on the committee may serve
either as tutors (in which capacity
they receive a slight remuneration),
or as members of the business staff,
where their duties are to contact stu-
dents and tutors and to arrange con-
Dance Class Committee
Dance Class: Women of this com-
mittee help with the executive work
and serve as teaching assistants un-
der the direction of the dancing tea-
cher. Since experience in teaching is
not necessary, all women interested
should apply.
Theatre-Arts: The Children's The-
atre, sponsored by the Michigan
'League, is under the auspices of the
Theatre-Arts Committee. Women are
offered experience in make-up, cos-
tumes, properties, dancing and ush-
ering, as well as in other aspects of
the theatre.
House Committee: This committee
is in charge. of publishing and dis-
tributing the outfitting of student
rooms in the League and takes care
of the Undergraduate Bulletin Board.
Among its other duties are the han-
dling of publicity for various League
activities, supervision of Club 7-11
and miscellaneous assignments.
Merit System Committee
Merit System: All League activities
are in charge of the Merit System
Committee. Work of this committee
includes signing of eligibility cards
and completion of a system of per-
sonality cards for every woman
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Sororities, League
Houses, Dormitories
Available To Women
Seven University halls of residence,

18 sororities and a number of private
residences approved by the Univers-
ity and termed League houses are
available toundergraduate women
students in the University.
Of the dormitories, the five lar-
ger ones, Helen Newberry Resi-
dence, Martha Cook Building, Betsy
Barbour House, Mosher-Jordan Halls
and Madelon Louisa Stockwell Hall,
provide kitchenettes and ample laun-
dry facilities, besides the usual living
and dining rooms on the first floor.
Newest of these dormitories is
Storkplemall.::which wmeacnnnt-dn,.

Judiciary Qroup
Qoverns Many
League Projects
Members Act As Disciplinary
Board; Interview Applicants,
Accept Petitions To Aid Dean
To act as a disciplinary board in
cases of infraction of University
house rules, to accept petitions and
interviewing for League positions, to
work with the Office of the Dean of
Women in formulating house rules-
these are the duties of the Judiciary
Headed by Lorraine Judson, the
Board also includes as senior mem-
bers, Jane Schermerhorn and Ruth
Wood, while the juniors are Marilyn
Mayer and Ann MacMillan. This
grouprhas complete jurisdiction over
the violating of general residence
regulations as well as campus regula-
tions, which are referred to the com-
mittee by the Office of the Dean of
Women, In addition to these powers
the group also makes all recommen-
dations for League offices, standing
committee chairmen of the Under-
graduate Council, central commit-
tees for all class projects and the
Orientation Advisors.
Some of the important house rules
that all women should know are list-
ed below:
Government Of House
Officers: Each organized house
shall have a house, president with
other officers and committees chosen
as deemed necessary,
Elections: The house president
shall be elected or chosen by the wo-
men in the house. The president
must be elected by the close of the
second week of classes of the first
semester of each school year.
President: It shall be the duty of
the house president to call a meet-
ing of the students in her house once
each month,unless otherwise speci-
fied in the house constitution, and
other house meetings as needed. She
shall preside at these meetings and
be responsible for the enforcing of
Signing Out: Any student expect-
ing to be out of the house after 7:30
p. m. must register her engagement
on leaving and sign in when she re-
turns. Registering an engagement
makes it possible to locate a student
in case of emergency calls.
Telephoning: No local telephone
calls may be received or sent after
11 p. m. without special arrangement
with the house president or the house
head. In case of emergency, incoming
long distance calls may be completed
after 11 p. m.
Overnight Guests: Residents may
not have overnight guests during the
week (Sunday through Thursday).
Exception to this rule is by special
permission from the Office of the
Dean of Women. No overnight
guests are permitted during the ex-
amination period.
Calling Hours: Calling hours for
men begin at 3 p. m. Monday through
Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the
hours shall be decided by the indi-
vidual house.
Closing Hours: Closing hours on
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday will be 10:30 p. m. and
guests must leave the premises at
that time. On Sunday the houses will
not close until 11 p. m. and guests
must leave at that time. Closing hour
on Friday is 12:30 a. m. and on Sat-
urday at 12:30 a. m. Guests must
leave on Friday and Saturday at
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Of 10th Exhibition



New Students

Nancy Filstrup, Dr. Bell, Club Managers
To Explain Varied Women's Activities
With a victory theme and their platform stating their objectives for the
year, the Woman's Athletic Association will.introduce its program for the
year with the tenth annual style show and sports demonstration, 4 p. m;
Sept. 30 at the Woman's Athletic Building.
Nancy Filstrup, president of WAA, will present the victory platform for
1942-43 following which Dr. Margaret Bell, head of the woman's physical
education department, will greet new students. After the initial speeches the


Above is a picture of the Michigan League, center of women's
activities on campus. Here in the luxurious ante-rooms are held the
meetings of the League Council, the members of which organize and
supervise various activities for the University'swomen.
Dances open to the entire campus are held each Friday and Sat-
urday night during the school year in the League ballroom, and student
plays and recitals are presented in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Michigan LeagueIs He adquarters
Of.Activities For All Women

Classic Clothes
Are Suggested
For Freshmen
"What shall I wear to classes? to
football games? on dates?" Clothes
is the question for freshman women,
and this is a partial answer.
Sweaters, sweaters, sweaters, and
skirts for school. Pick cardigans or
slipovers; pick them plaid or plain;
but pick lots-you can't have too
many. Vary the schedule with dick-
eys and an occasional blouse and
you'll have the basis of your college
wardrobe. And choose saddle shoes
or some other flat-heeled substitute.
Union, League Dances
Michigan girls dance their week-
ends away at the Union or League.
That means at least one date dress
and high-heeled shoes, comfortable
ones. You'll walk wherever you go,
and you'll walk back.
For campus or for cutting up bring
a couple of woolen sport dresses and
at least one good suit. You'll wear
them and wear them and wear them.
and always feel right.
Formal dances will be fewer this
year and still fewer next. Anything
goes, from dinner dresses to very,
very. We suggest you bring what you
have and spend your time, and mon-
ey, on things you'll get more use out
of. Good tweeds, for instance, while
they are still available.
Cold Ann Arbor Winters
Ann Arbor winters are cold and
rainy. Make your winter coat a warm
one and bring a good raincoat too.
And mittens and scarves and boots
and kerchiefs, no matter what the
fellows may think of them.
Hats you'll wear to sorority teas
and never again at the U. of M. And
slacks are fun, but not on campus,
In general classics are your best
bet. Leave the frills for big city life.
Make your clothes the kind you can
wear' next year and the year after
if you have to. You might.
Don't forget ankle socks, the more
varied the better. Match them up
with your sweaters, and invest any
extra allowance in more. A good
warm ski suit may come in handy
around or near Ann Arbor, and at
any rate, one can always find use for
the jacket. After all this, if you still
have money in your pocket, a good
wool evening wrap is the thing to in-
dulge in.

Facilities For Extra-Curricular

a favorite place for garden weddingsP

Projects, Recreation Provided; of students and alumnae.

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Houses Undergraduate Offices
Offering facilities for extracurric-
ular activities and recreation for all
women in the University, and stand-
ing as headquarters of government
for women students on campus and
alumnae organizations throughout
the country, the two-million dollar
Michigan League affords a pleasant
atmjosphere for women to gather and
work in.
Its chapel, theatre, ballroom, cui-
sine, lounges and accommodations
are integral parts of the building
which undergraduates and graduates
by virtue of their membership have
createdaand preserve for the partici-
pation and enjoyment of the campus.
Membership in the League is auto-
matic on enrollment in the Univers-
ity, and upon graduationbeach wo-
man becomes a life member of the
Center of women's government and
activities are the Undergraduate Of-
fices on the first floor, in which are
a waiting room, Council room and
president's and secretary's offices.I
Alumnae Headquarters
With headquarters in the League,
the Alumnae Association maintains
connections with more than 21,000
women graduates throughout the na-
tion, Among its notable achievements
are the construction of the League
Building, which is now free of debt:
the gift of Alumnae House. semi-
cooperative dormitory; the donation!
of $22,000 in scholarships and fel-
lowships and the present campaign.
for another cooperative dormitory,
and a gift for the erection of the
proposed women's swimming pool.
Among the facilities on the firstI
floor of the League is a spacious caf-
eteria, which is open to the public,
and which contains a soda bar. MealsI
are also served in the large dining
room on the second floor, and in the
Russian tea room and private rooms

In connection with this, mention
might be made of the chapel. Given
in memory of Charlotte Blagden, who
died in 1925 during her term as pres-
ident of the League, this room is used
by many for weddings, and honor
societies choose to hold their initia-
tion ceremonies here.
At one end of the second floor of
that building is the ballroom, which
is the scene of a great many social
events during the year. Panhellenic
and Assembly Balls, 'afternoon tea
dances, class projects such a Soph
Cabaret and Frosh Project and spe-
cial school dances such as the law-
yers' Crease Ball and Odonto Ball of
the dentists, take place in the ball-
In the ballfoom also are held the
dancing classes, which are attended
each week by upwards of 200. For
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showing of alpropr:ate sports outfits
will take place. Clubs and specialized
groups of WAA will then combine to
present a sports exhibition on Pal-
mer field.
Student managers, officers and
members of WAA have organized thi:
demonstration. Esther Stevens and
Shelby Dietrich are chairmen of the
style show and demonstration re-
Platform for Victory
Acting as the motivvion resolution
of the organization will be the fol-
lowing statement: Resolved: that the
women of this campus, realizing
their responsibility as college stu-
dents, participate to the utmost in
the war effort; that they work
through the individual to the campus
and ultimately to the community;
that they utilize their special train-
ing to contribute to the health and
morale of the nation.
Nancy Filstrup will add to the
above statement with this platform
showing how the resolution can be
carried out: "Promote individual
awareness of the importance of
health, rest, proper diet, and sports
for exercise and relaxation. Redirect
WAA activities in accordance with
the shortage of equipment because of
war demands."
Cooperate in War Work
"Cooperate with other campus er-
ganizations promoting war work.
Provide fun and variety in sports
program, stimulate interest in the
war program by fitness campaigns
Yearly spring project shall be direct-
ed to the benefit of the war effort.
Members of WAA will model swim-
ming suits, hockey costumes, dance
outfits, correct wear for both indoor
and outdoor sports, tennis dress.
baseball outfits, riding habits, fenc-
ing dresses,tarchery costumes, golf
sweater and skirt combinations,
bowling dresses and date and campus
Sports Demonstration
In the sports demonstration will
be exhibitions of archery, tennis,
ping pong, golf, hadminton, bowling,
dancing and hockey.
Managers of the various clubs will
explain their organizations. Mana-
gers and members of the board tak-
ing part in the show and demonstra-
tion are: Nancy Filstrup, Bett Sachs,
Sue Cone, Shelby Dietrich, Esther
Stevens, Phyllis Present, Lenore
Bode, Arline Ross, Monna Heath.
Betty Hagan, Marjorie Giefel, Helen
Garrels, Barbara Coulter, Helen Wil-
cox, Barbara Wallace, Kay Buszek,
Nancy Bercaw, Dorothy Lundstrum
Sybil Graham, Doris Kimball, Oriel
Straehley, Helen Clarke, Marcia
Sharpe, Josephine Lloyd.
Given Students
Qualified women' students in the
University are eligible to apply for a
number of scholarships and prizes
awarded annually for assistance o
Scholarships are awarded by the
various dormitories on the basis of
good citizenship, scholarship and
need. Occasionally these are given tc
a new student whose credentials are
exceptional, but ordinarily they are
intended to meet the need of stu-
dents who have already made a rec-

Student Cabbies
Suffer At Every
Turn 'En Route'
"Okay, lady. Show me how to get
A student cab-driver is talking to
his passenger. While waiting for fall
classes to begin, he is picking up a
little extra money during the hot-
weather season. But the cab-driver
unfortunately isn't exactly "big-
time"-he doesn't know Ann Arbor
beyond Angell Hall.
He has been cruising down State
Street for the last hour, has breathed
his fenders between twohcars with-
out scraping much of the paint off
and he is pleased with himself.
A lady waves her handkerchief at
him from a corner and he pulls over.
She 'gets in and asks him to take her
to a street that isn't on the Mp he
carries. So he says:
"Okay, lady. Show me how to get
Be Nonchalant
This is just one of the problems the
student cab-driver must solve.
"Once your passenger sees you're
afraid of his double chins," the stu-
dent cab-driver confided to us, "he
orders you around like a poodle on a
leash. If you ain't nonchalant, you
don't belong in the cab business."
"What about tips?" we asked our
"Cinch," he said. "You gotta give
'em the bell-boy look sometimes and
study the polish off your shoes, but
most of the people will tip if you let
'em talk to you."
"How's that?" we asked.
"Most people are lonely, believe it
or Ripley," he said. "Look at it this
way. They been working all day and
the boss had. a fight with his wife
last night. Or they been riding a hot
train for ten hours. Put yourself in
,heir place. Wouldn't you be lonely
We admitted he had something
Then we asked the question that
first started us asking questions.
'What do you think of college stu-
gents as fares?"
Student Nonentities
"We cabbies don't think of college
Students either as fares or as charac-
ters," he said. "We usually pick 'em
up at night after the Summer Prom
'r something like that and we're in
,he mood to talk to our own class by
'hen. But what do they do, I ask
"In the first place, they're too tight
o tip. In the second place, they cud-
Ile in a corner and never pay atten-
tion to us. We wouldn't mind it but
fhter all we're human beings too and
e like to be noticed."
We took it he didn't like college
3tudents as fares.
Freshman Women
Should Provide Now
For Future Honors
Women may start as early as their
freshman year to work for honors
for scholastic excellence at the Uni-
Membership in Alpha Lambda Del-
ta, freshitan honor society for wo-
men, is open to students who achieve
a record of half A's and half B's in
their freshman year.
Women are tapped for Wyvern,

Panhellenic Association s Executive Group
In Charge Of Michigan's Sorority Women

Booth For Rushee Registration
Will Be Located In League
Throughout Orientation
To gird students desiring informa-'
tion about sororities on campus,
there will be a booth, sponsored by
Paniellenie Associa Iion, in the
League Lobby during Orientation!


year no freshman women will be
rushed durin$ their first semester.
Second-semester freshmen and up-
perclass women with grades of eli-
gibility rating will however be rushed
during the first semester. Women
who wish to be rushed must register
at the Panhellenic booth.
A. All rushees are required to pay
a fee of $1.50 at the Panhellenic
Booth in the Michigan League. Up-
perclass registration ends Monday
noon, October 5. Freshman registra-
tion shall extend from Wednesday,
February 10 to Monday, February 15.
B. There shall be a rushing secre-
tary hired by Panhellenic for the

Composed of three delegates from
each of Michigan's eighteen sorori-
ties who meet once a month, Pan-
hellenic Association was established
to promote cooperation among the
various sororities and to unify the
interests of affiliated and non-affili-

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