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Members of Merit-Tutorial
Committee Aid 'U' Students

Plan Casbah



MEMBERS of the Merit-Tutorial
Committee in the League aid
deficient students in finding tutors
and keep the activities files up to
date for the use of students and
campus organizations.
The Merit section of the com-
mittee keeps a complete file of
all undergraduate women and the
extra-curricular activities in which
they have participated. The cards
bear each coed's picture, address,
phone number and class.
With these cards are person-
nel reports made out by various
chairmen of committees and
heads of other activities. These
personnel reports are used to
compile each woman's activity
point record.

Panhellenic .


(Continued from Page 1)
Panhellenic has chapters on ev-
-ry campus having sororities and
in addition maintains chapters in
many cities and towns thoughout
the country. National Panhellenic
meets biennially to make necess-
ary changes in rules and proced-
At Michigan, Panhellenic spon-
sors many activities and projects.
Among these are contributions to
the University Fresh Air Camp,
campus projects such as the Red
Cross, Famine Drive, and United
Nations Relief.
Panhellenic works with As-
sembly, the independent wo-
men's association for the furth-
erance of coed interests on cam-
pus. Together they sponsor
student-faculty teas, and will
plan the Frosh Weekend to be
held in the spring.
Panhel Ball, to be given on Nov.
13, will be open to the campus.
Other functions sponsored by the
organization include exchange
dinners between sororities and be-
tween sororities and fraternities.
An inter-sorority bridge tourna-
ment will also be held this year.
A campus entertainment night,
under the auspices of Panhellenic
will also be given sometime during
the winter.
Individual sororities support
their own projects and favorite
charities, such as "Care." Each
year in January, Panhellenic Rec-
ognition Night honors scholastic
and activity achievement among
the sororities.
Sorority transfers from other
schools are asked by Panhellenic
to sign up in their office in the
League. Individual sororities give
teas or open houses welcoming
their transfer members in the fall.
Additional information on
Panhellenic is available in
"League . Lowdown," a booklet
put out by the Undergraduate
Council of the League and ob-
tainable in the Undergraduate
Offices of the League.
Rushing for sororities at Michi-
gan is "deferred," which means
that rushing does not occur until
the spring semester. The reason
for deferring rushing is to give co-
eds a chance to get acquainted
with the sororities and decide
whether or not they wish to rush.
A C average is required for the
first semester's work to be eligible
for rushing. Rushing covers a two
week period at the beginning of
the spring semester. During this
time interested coeds get a chance
to meet sorority women at planned
teas and parties.
If a sorority has room for
more girls it may hold informal
fall rushing. However the main
rushing season begins in the
spring term with a series of op-
en houses.
The rest of the functions during
rushing are attended by written
invitation ending with to prefer-
ential desserts.

The reports are also used for the
benefit of the Office of the Dean
of Women, the Social Director of
the League, Judiciary Council,
League Committees and honor so-
cieties, who, by referring to the
file, may find just the coed they
need to work on some activity. The
files are also used as references by
employers of Michigan graduates.
NOT ONLY the activities in
which a coed has taken part,
but also a report on how well she
did the job is kept in the records.
These files are very important and
it is to each coed's advantage that
her card be kept up to date, ac-
cording to Virginia Nicklas, chair-
man of Merit-Tutorial Committee.
All students desiring tutors
should contact the tutoring serv-
ice at the League and receive the
name and telephone number of
a tutor. Tutors and students
make their own arrangements
concerning the time and place of
tutoring. Tutors receive 75 cents
an hour and tutoring ends two
weeks before final examinations
To be eligible to tutor, a stu-
dent must have received an A in
the course or a B if it is his major.
Tutors are available at the begin-
ning of each semester for all stu-
dents except freshmen, who may
have tutors after their five-weeks
grades are received.
The bulletin board in the Un-
dergraduate Office of the League
is kept up to date by the commit-
tee. Information on all League
activities may be found there also.
In addition to their regular
duties, members of the Merit-
Tutorial Committee have under-
taken the job of setting up an
information booth in the Merit-
Tutorial Room in the Under-
graduate Office of the League.
The booth is equipped with in-
formation on practically every-
thing on campus and in Ann
Arbor that would be of interest
to students.
Merit-Tutorial Office is open
every afternoon during the week
except' Saturday. The committee
is an integral part of League ac-
tivities and is an opportunity for
coeds to start out in League activ-
ities and get the "know-how" on
the workings of the organization.
Miss Nicklas will be aided by
four assistants. They are Carol
Tuer, Jackie Zipp, Miriam Cady
and Joyce Gould.

Holds New Talent
Show Every Week
soft-drink night spot origin-
ated last year, will again open its
glamorous doors for weekly Fri-
day and Saturday night dances in
the League Ballroom.
Designed to relieve the dearth of
entertainment facilities on week-
end nights, the Casbah features
weekly floorshows and refresh-
menLs. Intimate tables lines the
dance floor providing that touch
of the night club atmosphere.
The orchestra which will be fur-
nished for most of the dances will
be announced at a later date.
Plans have been completed on
the permanent decorations of
the Casbah. Curtains surround
the bandstand with a deep vel-
vet drop over the top with cur-
tains of the same material at
the sides of the bandstand.
STUDENT entertainers provide
new talent for the floorshow
each week. Anyone interested in
participating in the programs can
attend the tryouts held weekly.
Announcements of the time and
place of the auditions will be
printed in The Daily.
The Casbah, a non-profit func-
tion, is a project of the League
Council. Funds are used for im-
provement of the facilities.
In addition to the entertain-
ment provided by the dance,
other facilities of the building
will be opened for student use
on Friday and Saturday nights.
For that in - between - dance
snack, the hours of the League
Grill will coincide with those of
the Casbah. The Grand Rapids
Room will be available for
bridge and table games. Cards
will be furnished by the League.
Classical music may be heard in
the second floor lounge.
JACKIE READ will be the chair-
man of the League ballroom
committee. Assisting Miss Read
will be Ellie Littlefield and Pauline
Zimmerman, floorshow assistants.
Ann Sauer and Jo Bell will be in
charge of posters and decorations.
Publicity will be handled by Mary
Ann Harris and Bernice Calkins
will be in charge of personnel.

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CENTER, OF WOMEN'S ACTIVITIES-The Michigan League houses the undergraduate coed's gov-
ernmental activities. The office of the Judiciary Council, Merit Tutorial. Junior Girls' Play, Sopho-
more Cabaret and many others can be found here. The League is equipped with a Library, lounge,
ballroom, a dining-room and cafeteria and rooms for guests. The Campus Casbah, campus night-
spot is also located here. Casbah dances are held every Friday and Saturday night.
Michigan League Lcndmcrks
MeccG of. Women's flctivities

terson Lake. It is
approximately 230

the haven of
boys between

miliar landmark to all under-
graduate women, is the mecca of
University women's activities and,
scene of many social events.
Food service, which include the
League Grill on the main floor,
and the dining room on the sec-
(Continued from Page 1)
Committee and of the Adminis-
trative Board of the Literary Col-
The Judiciary Council meets in
the Council Room, which is one of
the Undergraduate Offices located
in te League. Coeds having ques-
tions concerning residence regu-
lations may call members of the
Council, either at the League or at
their respective residences, for in-
formation about any of the cam-
pus rules.

Raising funds for the University
Fresh Air Camp for under-priv-
ileged children has been a major
project of University coeds under
the direction of Assembly and
Panhellenic Association.
Among the projects undertaken
by the organizations to raise funds
for the camp is the annual As-
sembly Hop, Tag Day and several
benefit programs.
Boy Haven
The camp is situated 24 miles
northwest of Ann Arbor on Pat-

ond floor, were established for the
use of students, faculty, and the
general public. Hotel accommo-
dations are especially for the use
of alumnae. all of whom are life
members of the League. Reserva-
tions may be made for friends of
students as well as for visiting
artists in the concert and lecture
Rooms for project and com-
mittee meetings are provided by
the League at no cost to stu-
dents. Lounge rooms, separate
study rooms, music rooms, and
the third floor League library
are open to coeds at all times.
Traditionally a women's build-
ing, men must be accompanied
by women on the second and
third floors.
IN ADDITION to providing fa-
cilities for general use of Uni-
versity women, the building also
houses the League and Judiciary

Councils in the Undergraduate
Offices on the main floor. Assem-
bly and Panhellenic Associations
are headquartered on the third
floor.hThe Alumnuae Counciland
Social Director's offices are also
on the main floor.
The building was erected in
1929, following an extensive
fund raising campaign conduct-
ed by University women and al-
umnae so that they might have
a center for alumnae and stu-
dent organizations. The cam-
paign began early in 1921 when
undergraduates and the Alum-
nae Council decided to under-
take the responsibility for spon-
soring a building.
The Board of Regents voted to
grant the land later that year, and
the sum of one million dollars was
set as the goal of the campaign.
Every University coed is auto-
matically a member of the League,
and is urged to use all facilities.

Coeds Raise Funds for Fresh
Air Camp as Part of Project

Sororities Plan.1
Informal Fall
Rushing Period
Deferred rushing will bethe
procedure this year once agar.i,
according to Christine Blair, rush-
ing chairman of the Panhellenic
According to this program, for-
mal sorority rushing will not start
until the beginning of the spring
Informal Rushing
Informal rushing in the fall will
be held for those houses who wish
to participate, but first semester
freshmen are not eligible for this
rushing period. It will begin as
son as organization is possible.
Immediately after formal rush-
ing in the spring, informal rush-
ing will again be held. All coeds
registered for formal rushing will
not have to re-register for in-
formal rushing.
The Panhellenic Association is
stressing the honor system in pre-
fereice to the contact rules sys-
There are three conditions un-
der the contact system, the first
of which is that independent wo-
men are not to enter sorority
houses. Secondly, sorority women
are not to enter dormitories and
thirdiy the two should not strive to
form new friendships. This system
is effective as soon as school starts.
Sororities will strive to create
as informal an atmosphere as
possible during the rushing per-
iod, nevertheless.


the ages of eight and 14 during its
two four week periods.
The camp serves a three-fold
purpose; to remedy the maladjust-
ments of small boys who have dif-
ficulty in adjusting to home en-
vironment by offering a vacation
land among other youngsters; to
supply reference agencies with in-
formation and guidance in the
child's behavior; and to provide
students of education and soci-
ology with opportunities for prac-
tical work combined with theoret-
ical classroom work.
Plans for student use of the
camp have become a reality in the
past year. Student organizations
have held picnics, parties and
'dances at the camp last spring.
Present plans for student use fore-
see the camp as a year-around
student recreation spot.
Ice Skating
The camp borders on two lakes
which may be used for swimming
and fishing in the summer, ice
skating and ice boating in the
The hilly land is suitable for
skiing, tobogganing in the winter
and for picnics in the spring and
fall. The camp's lodge contains
a large recreation room, with fire-
places and a stage which could
be used for dances by groups of
Tentative plans for the camp
include a regular week end cal-
endar of University-sponsored
events and a winter sports car-
nival resembling the Dartmouth
Beach House
Contributions and proceeds from
benefits have resulted in a sub-
stantial contribution toward the
building of a much-needed beach
house for the camp. The projected
beach house will provide showers
and dressing rooms for the under-
privileged boys who attend the
camp during the summer. In addi-
tion, the first floor of the build-
ing will house boat and other
equipment. When completed, the
boat house could be used in the
winter by skaters.
The Fresh Air Camp Tag Day
will be held again this year. Pro-
ceeds from this drive will be util-
ized solely for the benefit of the
boys. Funds to help winterize the
camp for student use are derived
from other drives and private con-







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