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To OpenSept. 13

League Council Supervises
Governing Bodies, Activities

Judic Council'
Is Womens'
The Women's Judiciary Coun-
cil, composed of three senior and
three junior women, is responsible
for the enforcement of house rules
in all undergraduate women's
Pat Hannagan is chairman of
the Council, and Eileen Hickey
serves as secretary. Other mem-
bers include Marcia Lipsett, sen-
ior member and Joan Sheppard,
Marge Flint, and Mary Riggs,
junior members.
The chairman supervises all the
work of the Council. All under-
graduate residences are divided
into five groups, with each Coun-
cil member having charge of one
group of dormitories, sororites and
league houses.
Virginia Stoddard, Marjorie
McClean, Nancy Notnagel, Pat Is-
bel and Agnes Wadell are sopho-
more aides to the Council. Each
aide is assigned to help a junior
or senior member of the Council
in checking sign-out sheets from
the different women's residences.
Signout sheets, which are due
each Monday, contain records for
the past week, Monday through
Sunday, along with a composite
sheet. These sheets are checked by
the aides, and a report of all late-
nesses and other violations of
house rules is submitted by the
aide to the Council member she is
The junior and senior members
keep records of all latenesses, and
make appointments for coeds who
shave been more than 30 minutes
;xte over regular closing hours, or
15 minutes late over late permis-
sion to come before the Council.
Vial tors of other house rules
are also brought before the Coun-
Case Hearings
The Judiciary Council meets to
hear cases on Thursday. Each co-
ed is called in individually and
allovwed to explain the circum-
stances of her violation of the
rules. The Council considers the
case privately and decides whether
or not social probation should be
assigned, and if so, the length of
the probation.
Each case is considered individ-
ually. and decisions are reached in
the light of the circumstances,
and by consideration of past cases.
Social probation means that a
coed must sign in at 8 p.m. each
day of her probation period, and
may have no callers after that
time. Probation is enforced by the
house president, house director
and the Judiciary Council.
The Council operates in coop-
eration with the Office of the
Dean of Women, and cases re-
ferred to it by the Dean's office
are handled in a similar manner.
The chairman of the Judiciary
Council is also a member of the
League Council and the Executive
Council of the League. In addi-
tion, she serves on the Board of
Governors of the League, the
Electoral Board, and the Student
Affairs Committee.
Besides heading the work of the
Judiciary Council, she is a mem-
ber of the University Disciplinary
See JUDIC, Page 2
Ruthven Teas
Open To All

President and Mrs. Alexander G.
Ruthven will continue to open
their home to all students from
4 to 6 p.m. the first -two Wednes-
days in each month.
Students attending have an op-
portunity to meet Dr. Ruthven and
his wife as well as enjoying tea
and cakes in the company of other
Conducted tours of the beautiful
Ruthven home, traditionally the

Dean Lloyd
Tells Obligations
To New Women
To the women students who are
entering the University of Mich-
igan in 1948, I wish to extend a
hearty welcome.
There has never been a time
when it is more important for
women to meet the challenge of
higher' education. In recognition
of the encouragement which your
families and the citizens of the
State of Michigan are giving you
to be educated, let me welcome you
with a wish that you use your
highest effort in taking advan-
tage of the opportunities before
you. The Office of the Dean of
Women not only takes a great in-
terest in you, but feels a real re-
sponsibility for fulfilling your ex-
Regardless of the number of
students enrolled, the University
takes a personal interest in the
welfare of each student. The wom-
en enrolled in the University dur-
ing the war years met the chal-
lenge in carrying out a program
leading to victory. It is no less im-
portant that University women
should not now lose their sense
of responsibility toward the com-
munity and toward the nation in
maintaining the peace.
American students have an op-
portunity here to meet represen-
tatives of every state of the union
and of nearly every nation in the
world. Our friends from other
countries will judge America and
American women by what they
will find on this campus.
College-a priceless opportunity
---must be a preparation for a life
of usefulness, tolerance and un-
To all who come with a serious
desire to use the resources of a
great University in training them-
selves to become respected citizens,
I extend a warm welcome.
Alice C. Lloyd,
Dean of Women.
New Booklet
Tells Housing
A new pamphlet, "Living Ar-
rangements for Women Stu-
denus," is available at the Office
of the Dean of Women.
Prepared in modernistic format,
the pamphlet not only outlines the
procedure to be followed in ob-
taining a room, but describes in
detail the different types of living
arrangements. Illustrations show
various residences which include
altogether ten dormitories, sixty
Leogue houses and nineteen so-
rority houses.
Tentative Admission
"After a woman who plans'to
attend the University of Michi-
gan secures tentative admission
from the4 school or colee in which

Composed of
Activity Heads
On Campus
League Council, with offices in
the Michigan League is the head
of all women's activities and the
centr-l governing body for all
women on campus.
Made up of the heads of all ma-
jor women's activities, the coor-
dinating body comprises 22 wom-
en. All matters of policy and de-
cision coming before the Council
are first discussed by the Execu-
tive Board. Their recommendations
and alternative solutions are then
passed on to the Council for final
Patricia McKenna will serve
as president of the League
Council for the coming year.
The Council president also acts
as vice-president in charge of
Other members of the five
woman Executive Board include
vice-president Nancy Hess, sec-
retary Ilona Fietze, treasurer
Marjorie Zaller, chairman of
the Judiciary Committee Pa,
tricia Hannagan, and chairman
of the Interviewing Committee
Mary Carolyn Wright.
Heads of other women's cam-
pus organizations include Mary
Stierer, president of Panhellenic
Association, and Gwen Sperlich,
president of Women's Athletic As-
The position of League Inter-
viewing Committee was created in
1947 to take over the petitioning
and interviewing functions for-
merly carried on by the Judiciary
Council. It contains seven- wom-
Nancy Culligan is the new
head of the League Publicity
Committee, which organizes all
publicity for League projects.
Miss Culligan is also editor of
"League Lowdown," a pamphlet
containing information and pic-
tures of women's organizations.
This committee also publishes
the weekly League news sheet
and arranges activities' public-
ity through posters, skits and
The Daily.
Social chairman of the Council
is Bobby Jo Ream, who will su-
pervise League social events and
the teas held weekly at President
Ruthven's home and the Interna-
tional Center. The Ruthven Teas
are presented the first two Wed-
nesday's of every month begin-
ning in October.
Miss Ream will also take charge
of the "Michigan Diag," campus
etiquette magazine. The commit-
tee has also planned a League for-
mal for the fall semester and Sun-
day evening open houses at the
The post of Drives chairman
will be filled in the fall. The com-
mittee organizes all national and
coed drives coming under the
jurisdiction of the Council. Among
these are the Red Cross, famine
and clothing drives. The chair-
man will be assisted by a staff of
junior women.
Other members of the League
Council include: Jackie Read,
chairman of the Ballroom Com-
imittee; Nancy Mussleman,
See COUNCIL, Page 4

Women May
Earn Share
Of Expenses
Dean of Women
Lists Job Offers
Many women students earn a
large share of their -college ex-
penses, and application for part-
time jobs may be made in the Of-'
fice of the Dean of Women.
This office refers students to
prospective employers including
householders, business offices, de-
partmrent stores and to the Uni-
versity PersonnalOffice, the Uni-
versit y Hospital, and the Library.
Many women students who live
in the residence halls are accept-
ed for waitress work there and
they find that by working in the
place where they live they save
time as well as money
Baby Sitting
A baby sitters' list is maintained
in the Office of the Dean of Wom-
en and girls who wish to be on call
may sign up, listing their free
houri. Mothers who phone the
office to secure baby sitters are
given the names of as many stu-
denta as necessary to fill their re-
quests and often this results in
steady work with one family.
Baby sitting rates are not set
up by the University but should
be discussed between employer
and employee due to the varying
duties that a sitter may be expect-
ed to perform. Sometimes a stu-
dent is asked to bathe, feed and
put several children to bed; on
other occasigns all that is re-
quired is that the student study
while the baby is asleep upstairs.
Baby sitters who are requested by
the householder to remain late in
the evening must request late per-
mission in accordance with the
usual procedure.
Full information on part-time
jobs for women students is con-
tained in the official publication,
"Underwriting Your Own Educa-
tion," available upon request at
the Office of the Dean of Women.
As this pamphlet says, "There
are many students whose parents
are unable to subsidize college ed-
ucation, and many of the women
now registered rely upon earnings
and savings, without which they
would not be here. If this is your
case, the University believes in
you and in your objective. Those
who are financing their own edu-
cation in whole or in part will
want to know about the resources
avilable to them."
Individual Intrests
Jcbs for students are consid-
ered in relation to their health,
academic program and individual
interests. Sufficient sleep, bal-
See MANY, Page 6
Information Booth
Information booths will be
located at three strategic spots
during Orientation Week and
will act as traffic agents in di-
recting new students to build-
ings, events, or their orienta-
tion groups.
Appointment times and places
may be confirmed also at the
booths, which will be situated
in the Union, the League and
University Hall.
The members of orientatio"
groups are asked to be prompt
and present at all events, since
the schedules are carefully
planned to run smoothly.

COED BREAKS TRADITION-A brave University coed goes
blithely up the front steps of the Michigan Union. Since the Union
has been in operation there has been a standing rule that coeds
must use the side door when entering and leaving this male
sanctuary on campus. A Union doorman is usually around to
enforce this rule. This coed slipped in almost unnoticed, but the
picture, when published in The Daily last semester caused a storm
of protest by Michigan men.
Panhel-Assembly To Guide
Sororiy, Independent Coeds

Girls coming to college for the
first time invariably have a lot of
questions to ask . . . and a large
number of these questions are
about sororities.
"What does a sorority do? Am I
eligible to join,? How do I go
about it? What is rushing?" These
are some of the most common
There are twenty-one sororit-
ies on the Michigan campus, and
approximately 1,000 women be-
lonp, to them. Each sorority may
have a membership of not more
than 60, and about 340 women
are pledged each spring. Soror-
ity women live in their respect:'
ive houses which are located in
vat ious parts of Ann Arbor.
The Panhellenic Organization is
the coordinating group that binds
all sororitics together. It contains
representatives from all fraternal
women's groups and its purpose is
to ft rther inter-sorority relation-
ship;, and cooperate with the Uni-
versity in every way possible.
The Executive Committee of
Panhellenic consists of six mem-
hers. Mary Stierer is president,
Hairiet Mermelstein, and Jeanne
Blinn are vice-presidents, Corrinne
Schiid is secretary, Barbara
Houghton is treasurer and Chris-
tine Blair is rushing secretary.
Weekly meetings of sorority
presidents and delegates, spon-
soi ed by Panhellenic, provide
opportunity for group discussion
of house problems concerning
activities and scholarship, as
well as a means to contact
houses with announcements of
League and campus functions.

W1l Eplain U
To New Students
Meetings, Examinations, Tours, Shows,
Social Events Crowd Week's Calendar
September 13 will witness the first campus appearance of the
Class of '52 plus hundreds of transfer students as they inquire their
way testily to Waterman Gymnasium where they will assemble at
8 a.m. for the first scheduled event of Orientation Week.
This marks the beginning of a week full of meetings, physical and
nental examinations, tours, shows and social events, which every
year keep the new University registrant hopping so fast he doesn't
'now what his roommate looks like.
absolute Must
The first reaction to being furnished with a calendar for the
veek-every waking hour neatly accounted for-is often the old
>hrase, "Is all this necessary?"

Assembly Association, establish-
ed in 1932 to provide a central
group for unaffiliated women, rep-
resents every independent woman
on the Michigan campus.
All first semester freshmen,
transfers, and women living in
dormitories, league houses and
private homes are automatically
members of Assembly. Member-
ship cards, issued to members, are
necessary to gain admittance to
Assembly functions.
Headed thsi year by Arlette
Harbour, Assembly will strive to
encourage high scholarship, to
further independent rights and
to stimulate interest in extra-
curricula activities. Every or-
ganized independent house on
campus is represented by their
president at the weekly meetings
conducted by Assembly.
Announcements of League and
campus activities are reported and
house problems discussed.
Other members of the Assembly
Board are: Margaret Frostic, vice-
president; Mary Jo Wilson, secre-
tary; Betty Richards, treasurer;
Marian Grant, personnel chair-
man; Dorothy Fogel, project
chairman; and Marie Hedrick,
social chairman.
The project chairman will sup-
ervise the various money raising
activities for the University Fresh
Air Camp, Assembly's project car-
ried out in cooperation with other
campus groups.
A benefit formal dance will be
presented in the fall to help raise
money for this project.
The first event to be presented
by Assembly this year will be
Assembly Fortnight. A mass
See ASSEMBLY, Page 4

'Yes, definitely!" is the opinion of
orientation planners.
Orientation week is planned, de-
igned and carried out by students
ilmost entirely. Upperclassmen,
vho are chosen by other students
'or their knowledge of the campus
ind student body and who have,
needless to say, "been through it
ill themselves," improve the pro-
gram each year as they add an
event or a talk which they wish
somebody had thought of when
they went through.
That first meeting will probably
consist of finding and getting ac-
quainted with individual orienta-
tion groups and leaders, planning
special meeting places for the
week, and a greeting from Univer-
sity officials.
Groups will report to the Health
Service and to Barbour Gym at in-
dividually prescribed times during
the first two days for complete
physical check-ups, when coeds
get their first look at the dashing
med students, and vice'versa.
Course Elections
During the same period groups
will meet with their Academic
Counsellors, faculty members who
can explain basic requirements i
election of courses. New students
will also have an opportunity to
meet with one of the recently-or-
ganized Student Experts, each of
whom ranks high in his field of
concentration, who will give un-
biased advice and free answers to
academic queries.
A week of social events for wo-
men will be tied into this prelimi-
nary program. Dr. and Mrs. Alex-
ander G. Ruthven will open their
home to freshmen and transfers
both Monday and Tuesday after-
noons. Tea and cakes will be served
and visitors will be guided on a
tour through the house furnished
with many beautiful and curious
objects from all parts of the world.
A style show will be presented
Thursday afternoon by the Wo-
men's Athletic Association, who
will offer a display of fashions
Schedule for
Orient at ion
Of Students
Monday, 8 a.m.
' Meeting in Waterman Gymnas-
ium for all new registrants, fresh-
men and transfers, with group
leaders and officials.
Monday and Tuesday a.m.
Individual group assignments
for health examinations, x-rays
and meetings with student experts
and academic counsellors.
Monday and Tuesday p.m.
Tea at President and Mrs. Alex-
ander G. Ruthven's home,
Wednesday and Thursday, all day
Individual group assignments
for registration and classification.
Wednesday p.m.
College Night.
Thursday p.m.
WAA style show at Rackham
Building (afternoon) League
Night at Rackham. End of orien-
tatior for transfers.
Friday a.m.
Aptitude tests at Hill Auditor-
ium (continued through the after-

For Housing
Are All_ Fi lle
Increase Number
Of Cooperatives
All women students admitted to
the University for the fall semes-
ter of 1948 at the various schools
and colleges have been informed
by the Office of the Dean of Wom-
en of housing opportunities.
Undergraduate women who were
admitted earliest reserved space in
permanent residence halls for
women, in addition to which
rooms rooms are being made
available for the fall semester for
them in Victor Vaughan House
ar:d Couzens Hall. Applications
for residence halls indicate '
growing interest in cooperative
living arrangements such as are
possible in Adelia Cheever, Mary
Markely and Henderson Houses.
Other cooperative houses for
women which are owned and op-
crated by the Intercooperative
, Council are Lester, Osterweil
and Stevens lHouses. Whereas
there were only two Intercoop-
erative Houses for girls last year,
the third--Stevens-has been
made available for the fall due
to the increased demand.
The sixty League houses for
graduates and undergraduates
were reported by the Office of the
Dean of Women to be almost filled
in August. This number consti-
tutes a reduction as compared
with recent years due to the return
of men students who have reoc-
cupied houses temporarily used by
women during the war. At Willow
Run one dormitory is set aside
through the fall semester of '48 for
women of graduate age, and con-
tains 128 single rooms.
There are now 19 sorority
houses on the campus, only a
few of which can accommodate
all their members. Those who
are unable to live in the chapter
house are assigned by the Office
of the Dean of Women to League
houses as near to the chapter
house as possible.
Several hundred women, chiefly
graduates, live in private homes.
Selection of space in a private
home is made by the individual
applicant. Since private homes
cannot be inspected women are
not referred to such listings by
A new dormitory, at present
nearing completion, will be
available in the spring semester,
and will house about 500 women.
The dormitories, League Houses
and sororities will make it possi-
ble, it is predicted, to accommo-
date all qualified women students
during the fall including those
who were on the campus during
the preceding academic year,
those returning to the University
after an absence of a semester or
more, those admitted for the first
time as freshmen, transfer stu-
dents or graduate students,
'Daily' Wants
Coed Tryouts
For women planning to partici

'Miss Mac', League Social Director, Fldvises
Michigan Coeds in Extra-Curricular Work

"IF YOU DON'T KNOW, ask Miss
Mac,"-a veritable fund of in-
formation on women's activities on
More formally known as Miss
Ethel A. McCormick, "Miss Mac"
as social director of the League,
is the adviser for women's activ-
ities. It is her job to see that every'
job or project undertaken by coeds.
in connection with the League is a

Miss McCormick first came in
contact with Michigan coeds. At
that time the cast of the JGPlay

rehearsed in Barbour Gymnasium
and Miss McCormick started out
her years of service to University
coeds by answering any and all
,questions that arose.
by President Alexander G.
Ruthven to serve as coordinating
supervisor of women's activities
when the Michigaru League was

tunity to work them out. They
are given responsibility in the po-
sitions they hold and have the
backing of the whole University
from the start to the finish," she
Miss McCormick emphasized
that she strives for a frank rela-
tionship between students and
that many times she has allowed
rn s o n ncef rtskPr1'i ct f~, hat

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