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AUGUST 25, 1944

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League

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Center

of Women

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Iqctivities

Recreation
riety of Ruin Equipment

Building Houses
Coed Houses,
Alumnae Center
Cafeteria, Lounges, Theatre,
Dining Room, Chapel, Garden
Are Among Edifice's Features
Focal point of women's extracurri-
cular activities at Michigan is the
twvo-million dollar Michigan League
which serves as the headquarters for
the Women's War Council, the
women's alumnae association and
other committees.
Every coed enrolling in the Univer-
sity automatically becomes a mem-
ber of the organization and is en-
titled to use any of its facilities dur-
ing her stay. Upon graduation, a
coed receives a life membership.
Created and preserved by many
classes of graduates and undergrad-
uates for the participation and en-
joyment of the campus, the chapel,
ballroom, lounges, theatre, club
rooms, accomnoda'tions and cuisine
have become integral parts of the
establishnient.
Undergraduate Office
Hub of coed activities is the under-
graduate office located on the first
floor. Here are found the office of
the president of the War Council and
the head of Judiciary Council, the
files of the merit committee, the
council room and bulletin boards
with the notices of campus activities
posted regularly.
Across the hall is the office of the
social director, Miss Ethel McCor-
mick, and at times rooms on the
first floor are opened to the WACs,
WAVES, Spars, and Marines for
recruiting purposes. Here too is the
office of the Alumnae Association
which- maintains connections with
more than 22,00' women graduates
throughout the nation and records
their activities.
Cafeteria, Soda Bar
The. Alumnae Association also is
responsible for the construction of
the League, which is now free of
debt; for the semi-cooperative dor-
mitory, Alumnae house; for donations
for the proposed women's swimming
pool; and for scholarships and fel-
lowships.
The spacious League cafeteria ser-
ves meals and contains a soda bar
which is open to the public. Meals
are also served in the Russian Tea
Room, which is open to private par-
ties, in the main dining room and
private dining rooms on the second
and third floors. The main ball-
room has been opened to'quick cafe-
teria service with one specified meal
available.
One of the main attractions of the
building is ar informal garden, open
to men only when accompanied by a
League member. Surrounded by a
high stone wall, this spot, with its
trim shrubbery, flowers, and shade
trees, provides a cool meeting place
for coeds and their friends. A favor-
ite place for garden weddings, the
garden is also the scene of many
teas and receiptions.
Chapel Scene of Weddings
Students and alumnae often re-
turn to Ann. Arbor to be married in
the League chapel, dedicated to
Charlotte Blagden, president of the
League in 1925. Many of the honor
societies hold their initiations there.
On weekends, the main ballroom
becomes the scene of some of the
campus' main social events. Tea
dances, school dances, Assembly and
Panhellenic Balls and weekend dan-
ces with local orchestras are held

here.. Class project mass meetings
are usually held in the ballroom or
one of the smaller club rooms.
Theatre Included
Seating 700 pepole, the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre, located in the
League, is the scene of the plays
produced by the Michigan Repertory
Players and Play Production. Mov-
ies, speakers, and class programs,
such as JGP, and so forth are often
held there also.
The campus surgical dressing unit
is located on the second floor of the
building as are the Ethel Fountain
Hussey and Grand Rapids rooms
which contain pianos, easy chairs and
sofas for the enjoyment of members.
In one of the lounges is held the
weekly record concert of classical
music.
On the third floor is found the
League library; a retreat known to
many, which contains 2,400 books,
the latest magazines, and comfort-
able study conditions. It is open
only to women. The library also
possesses a collection of volumes on
marriage relations donated by Mor-
tar Board, senior women's honorary
society.

'Dog Days Are t Viaable in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Weather

Necessitates

Va

In classes, in the "Quads," and
throughout the student organizations
the dogs have their day in Ann Arbor.
Several of the more fortunate of
the canines are fed in the Army and
Navy barracks, thereby gaining ac-
cess to the best food in town, and
the especially-privileged "Gunner,"
Navy-Marine mascot, even attends
dances in the Union Ballroom.
The history of campus mascots

begins i, the local fraternity houses
and rnany of the houses included
solemn photographs of their mascots
with the chapter pictures. The war,
however, sent the dogs to the armed
forces with their masters.
Getting back to Gunner, the Navy-
Marine mascot . . ,. the canine mem-
ber of the V-12 Unit has been given
medical care, and is the only dog
allowed inside the Union.

Although it may be good for the
Victory gardens, Ann Arbor weather
means additions to the coed's ward-
robe.
Raincoat, umbrella and something
to keen the feet dry ... whatever the
WPB has overlooked.
Because,: despite the summer,
drought, Ann Arbor is a city of

rain. nC a rains come.... to drench
you on the way to class, to drown
Out that tennis game, to spoil holi-
days anti week-ends.
Local weather has been explained
by a variety of experts and non-
experts: that we're in a valley, that
the air from the frigid zone moves
southward and clashes with our more

temperate southwest winds. But ours
not to reason why, ours but to pre-
pare for a very rainy winter.
Whoever laid Ann Arbor side-
walks, particularly those near the
campus, probably had an eye to the
.fUtUre contamination of the Huron
River and the consequent ban on
swimming. Therefore, the side-

walks are built twhold water, pro-
yiding a,, raiat}w,%ter, substitute, for
the loss of our other aquatic facili-
ties.
For those who prefer to walk to
class, boots, galoshes, or rubbers are
"musts," There .are still, a very few
available, And substitutes will prob-
ably of necessity come to the fore.

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Ya gotta get up! ... ya gotta get up
this morning! Classes are calling .. .
and your eggs are a-boiling! So hur-
ry! Out of that flowery night-shirt
... though it's so sweet and comfort-
able! Out of those snuggly pajamas!
Out of those gay plaid robes! Col-
lege girls 4ove the loafing, lolling and
sleep togs we've grouped together for
them. And anyone can see why.
ROBES
from 7.95 to 39.95
PAJAMAS
from 3.95 to 7.95
HOUSE COATS

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LUMBERJACK PLAIDS have . come out of the woods right out on the campus. If you're
mad about plaid, you'll find we have them to your Heart's content. Plaid skirts . and
plaid shirts. Plaid vest and slacks ... and jumpers and jackets. AAnd plenty of plaids in
dresses ... for on aid off campus!-
SHIRTS and
BLOUSES SKIRTS JUMPERS

3.95 to 10.95 ;
SWEATERS
3.#g to 14.95

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