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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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OLD TRADITION CONTINUES:
JGPlay, Senior Night Headline Junior Plans

By LYNNE FORD
W E HEARD about a rookie infan-
tryman making his first amphi-
bious landing. The silence roared
and the tension was like a tight rub-
ber band as the craft approached
the beach. No one said a word, until
finally in a plaintive little voice, the
rookie whispered, "Please, won't
somebody say 'This is it!"
Well, this IS it. In less than a
month you'll be striding down the
Diag, feeling that you'd been in A
square for years. But the really ex-
citing time is right now, with shop-
ping, planning, and interesting let-
ters to write and receive from your
roommate-to-be.
Your approach will be a lot dif-
ferent than that of your older sister
a few years ago, because there's a
lot more to University life now than
coke dates, cutting classes, and a
wardrobe planned to make the cam-
pus sit up and take note. It's a seri-
ous business, this college stuff, but it
is true that your appearance has to
sell you first before people can learn
to know your scintillating personality:
S IMPLICITY may not be a sixty-
four dollar word; but it will be
worth ten times that much to you if
you keep it in mind when choosing
the clothes you'll bring with you. U.
of M. is a casual campus in every
sense of the word, casual but NOT
sloppy! The well groomed and tail-
ored gal will leave her bedizened sir-
en sister in the dust.
Choose the basic and fundamental-
ly practical type of clothes. Make
sweaters and skirts, preferably the
newer look of sweater blouses and
tucked in sweaters, smooth skirts,
and high wide and handsome belts,
the piece de resistance of your class-
room wardrobe.
A dog may be man's best friend,
but every gal knows a classic tailored
suit fills the same niche in her needs.
Practical for classes because it can
be worn in so many combinations,
tops for casual week-end dates at the
P-Bell, and perfect for week-end
jaunts to the nmwon, you're safe in al-
locating all the precious shekels you
can scrape together for a really
good-looking suit.
As for purely extra-curricular
clothes, casual tailored dresses and
the ever-present suit you can dress
up or down in will meet the demands
of most A square week-ends. (Note
of caution: Most freshmen women
can be spotted immediately at a Fri-
day Union Dance by their sequins
and devastating glamor garb.) Of
course, as on all good campuses, there
Is a time for that really sophisticated
dress your mother finally consented
t-with much pleading on your part
and misgivings on hers.
FOR THE FIRST time in approxi-
mately five years, the ratio of
men to women this fall is expected
to en in the right direction, from
the coed viewpoint, that is. Social
life will definitely come out of the
last traces of its duration-hiberna-
tion, so plan to have at least one
all out formal for the really big
dances and another for the semi-
formal functions. Beyond this mini-
mum, better wait until you know
exactly the sort of dream dress you
want for that special-extra night in
your life. Two should fill the bill ad-
mirably for at least the first semes-
ter.
Formal rushing does not begin un-
til the second semester, so you need-
n't worry yet about the all-impor-
tant matter of dress. In the main,
the well dressed rushee adheres to
the Word at Michigan-casual. First

teas call for hats and dressy suits
or dresses. After that, it is up to the
respective houses. "Informal" means
a tailored dress or sweater and skirts
and flats. "Formal" is an overstate-
ment, for all it means is heels and
hose in combo with the same tailored
dress or suit. There are no strictly
formal rush parties.
On the truly practical side, a warm
winter coat is a necessity. Local
thermometers have no respect for
those cute but lightweight little top-
pers. By the end of the football sea-
son, you will no longer begrudge your
fur coat the extraordinary amount of
space it seems to require in your
proverbially small closet. Moreover,
you will find a fur coat a top rank-
ing investment to see you through
icicle days over suits and dresses as
well as for an evening wrap.
And remember, if it rains any-
where in Michigan, it is raining in
Ann Arbor, so be prepared with a
raincoat, babushka or souwester, rub-
bers or boots. Umbrellas didn't go out
with Chamberlain. On the first rainy
day, the campus will look like a
landing of the 102nd Airborne in
miniature. The Arb is as fine for
skiing and tobogganing as it is for
its more famous warm weather vir-
tues, so if you are material for the
winter sport's queen candidacy, bring
the appropriate togs.
CONFINE YOUR blue jeans and
slacks to the dorm and Arb-
ambles. That phenomenal creature,
the Michigan coed, may have her
vices, but she DOES NOT appear in
her eight o'clock with pajamas
tucked up under her blue jeans and
a babushka covering the hardware
on her hair. You'll find a wrap-
around skirt and pullover sweater a
more graceful solution to the problem
of making your early Saturday class
when your roommate finally wakens
you five minutes after the lecture
began.
One word sufficeth in the matter
of footnote. Mechanization has not
hit this fair campus and bicycles are
prohibited on the campus proper. All
of which means self-propulsion on
your own two feet, no matter where.
Flats are the only answer for every-
day wear, and the more festive vari-
ety are frequently s'een at the semi-
bright light spots and week-end
dances.

Junior Girls Play and the tradi-
tional Senior Night program will be
the focal events of the junior wo-
men's activities during the coming
yeal.1
An annual event since 1904, this
year's JGPlay will be the third of the
completely original presentations,
written, directed and- produced solely
by junior women. The script is be-
ing prepared this summer by the 23
members of the central committee,
working in geographical groups. t
According to tradition, the first
prescntation of the play will be at
Senior Night, in honor of Senior
women. A banquet in, the League
Ballroom precedes the event and
women attend in caps and gowns.
Before curtain time, everpts from

the last JGPlay are presented by
the original cast.
Novel feature of Senior Night ac-
tivities is the parade in which mar-
ried women light candles, engaged
coeds suck lemons, pinned women
wear straight pins and unattached
women throw as many pennies as
they are old into the wishing well.
The theme of the play is kept se-
cret until its initial prt: entation on
Senior Night. Chairman of the 1947
JGPlay isDoris Miller, Kappa Alpha
Theta, who will be assisted by Ca-
mille Ayo, Delta Delta Delta.
The play is financed by class
dues. A mass meeting will be held
during the fall semester for all
women who wish to assist in com-
mittee work or appear in the pro-

duction. As usual, the event will be
presented three consecutive nights.
The date has not been set.
Central committee members in-
clude Kathleen Watson, Kappa Kap-
pa Gamma, director; Betty Steward,
Delta Delta Delta, assistant direc-
tor; Cynthia Cotes, Pi Beta Phi, sec-
retary-treasurer; Janet Osgood, Al-
pha Omicron Pi, assistant secretary-
treasurer; Avis McCrillis, Alpha Omi-
cron Pi, music composer; Nancy
Schiller, lyrics; Betty Spillman, Betsy
Barbour, choral director; Nancy Neu-
mann, Kappa Kappa Gamma, dance;
Janet Cork, Pi Beta Phi, tickets; Ar-
lene Cadiff, assistant ticket chair-
man; Audrey Bernard, costumes;
Gloria Baron, costume assistant; and
Pearl Klausner, Sigma Delta Tau,
scenery.

ELLEN HILL.E JEAN LOUISE HOLE.
President of League Council Judiciary Council Chairman

GAY SPECTACLE:
GlIasstrophob ia

Coed

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If Dorothy Parker's often quoted
crypticism, "Men never make pas-
ses at girls who wear glasses." has
you completely squelched-forget it!
Opticians have come through with
a gay spectacle and the outlook for
fall is bright indeed, if viewed
through the masterpieces of lense art
now available. In fact, one squint
at the new crop of glasses will con-
vince even the most dubious that
the gal who meekly settles for con-
tact lenses is missing a lot of fun.
Outstanding for casual wear with-
tweeds are the wooden frames of
polished maple and applewood. Some
are painted in clear, vivid shades of
blue and red, while others hold to
their natural color. More daring for
festive occasions are the gold flecked
plactic rims and black frames cir-
cled with tiny pearls.
Lucite works*a magic circle even
around the thickest lenses, and can
be had in every shade conceivable.
Newest are the stark white frames
bearing monograms on the bows.
Most of, the novelty frames are
thicker than ordinary rims and spe-
cialize in unusual shapes.
With designs like these, glasses
are fare from hard on morale. In-
stead they are a necessary part of
a wardrobe.

Michigan coeds may have fallen
prey to the peculiar post-war inflation
that has added two inches to the
average hip measurement credited to
juniormisses all over America by the
Associated Press.
Several Ann Arbor corsetieres
have agreed with the New York
fashion stylist who reported that
Miss America's hips have bewilder-
ed girdle manufacturers by con-
siderably out-growing the pre-war
model.
Wasp waists still are the vogue in
campus corset shops, but trim hips
may be a disappearing curiosity if
this girth-gaining continues, add
these local stylists.
lMichigan coeds, they say, have
managed to keep their svelte waist
lines, but fitting the buxom modern
misses into girdles of pre-war mea-
surements is becoming a real tussle.
Before this seam-popping ten-
dency began, one local fitter called
26-34 the average coed waist-hip
proportion. But now, she said, 26-
36 is a more accurate figure.

Do you believe in
.Equalinty for Women?

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If you do, the women's staff of The Daily offers an
amazing opportunity to assert yourself. There is more to
a women's page than weddings and engagements-plenty
morel
Being a member of the women's staff means that you
will get practical experience in writing both news and feature
copy, you will learn all the mysterious steps in "making up"
a page, and find out and learn to do all the things that
happen from the time you interview someone until your

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Famous Painting, Sculpture Exhibitions
Are Part of 90-Year-Old Art Collection

The Fine Arts Collections, located
in for the most part Alumni Memor-
ial Hall, were* begun in 1855 and
have been added to ever since that
time.
Painting and sculpture exhibits in-
elude valuable original works of the
nineteenth century and the con-
temporary period, particularly from
the American school. Portraits by

Gari Melchers and sculpture by
French, Bitter, and Weinmann are
on exhibition.
In the Fine Arts Study Room there
is a collection of 17,500 mounted
photographs, a collection of original
etchings and engravings and a stan-
dard collection of textiles acquired
by the University through a grant
from the Carnegie Corporation of
New York.

Complete Beauty Service
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SWEATERS ... BLOUSES
COLLEGIATE CASUALNESS is the word at
Michigan through all the seasons. Outfit
yourself from head to toe - from suits to
anklets - at The Campus Shop. Choose
from a selection of Henry Rosenfeld makes
of dresses.

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Forget your packing woes.
The CAMPUS SHOP has
your clothes problem
solved. Everything is here
from the sophisticated
date dress to those extra-
large sweaters in all styles
from $3.95.
Angora sweaters in all
pastel shades at $16.95.

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