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Many Women Rely on Own
Earnings To Pay Expenses
Dean of Women's Office Has Information
About Various Employment Opportunities;
Clerking, Typing, Baby-Sitting Jobs Open

Round-up Room---Favorite Snack Center

Women desiring part-time em-
ployment while they are attend-
ing the University may apply at
several offices for assistance in
finding a job.
First of all they may apply at
the Dean of Women's Office in the
Administration Bldg. This office
receives applications for women
to do housework, baby-sitting,
clerking, soda-fountain work and
Women, stresses the importance of
being able to type well.
Dance Series
Slated for Fall
League Gives Classes
A popular "course" on campus
having no homework or finals is
the series of dance classes sponsor-
ed each, semester by the League.
These classes, open to all stu-
dents on campus, afford an op-
portunity to learn to dance, im-
prove on the two-step, and learn
rhumbas and tangos in addition
to the newest dance steps.
Men are charged a fee for the
'0.ht-week course, while coeds re-
ceive lessons free because they act
as hostesses and assistant teach-
Dancers are divided into three
groups - beginners, intermediate
and advanced. Instruction is based
on the ability and preference of
the class.
The groups meet for one hour
each week in the League Ballroom.
Enrollment is limited to 65 men
and an equal number of women.
Time and place for registration
and tryouts for the advanced class
will be announced in The Daily.
? Whether they are flat, round or
square for a Collegiate hair
style at
Liberty off State

"In the 1880's the basic tech-
nique used to be pushing a wheel3
barrow. Today it is typing," Miss
Bacon said. Being able to type
a little is not enough, she ex-
plained. It is like being able to
push a wheel barrow "a little."
She said that a number of
women could find better jobs and
also do their schoolwork more
satisfactorily if they were good
typists. Typing courses are offered
to students from all colleges in the
University by the School of Busi-
ness Administration.
* * *
MISS BACON said that many
people do not realize how many
women work while attending col-
"Nobody looks as though she
works her way through college
any more," Miss Bacon pointed
out. Nevertheless a "large min-
ority" do. She added that work-
ing for at least part of their ex-
penses is common among both
the independent and affiliated
The Dean of Women's Office
does not recommend that first se-
mester freshmen work, however, if
it is not absolutely essential. It is
also recommended that maximum
weekly hours for part-time jobs
do not exceed approximately 20.
* * *
APPLICATIONS for women to
do housework or to care for chil-
dren in return for complete board
and room are also handled through
the Dean of Women's Office. The
hours of work must not exceed
21 and all homes in which women
live off-campus must be approved
by the office.
Women wishing to apply for
University jobs, including typ-
ing or clerical work, may do so
through the Personnel Office in
the Administration Bldg.
Another office which assists stu-
dents in finding part-time jobs is
the Residence Halls Office in the
Administration Bldg. Before the
school year begins women may ap-
ply there for work such as wait-
ress jobs, in residence halls. Dur-
ing the school year they apply di-
rectly to the dormitory dieticians.
Women may also apply directly
to the League, Union, General Lib-
rary and University Hospital for
work there.

Mer t-Tutorial
Offers Coeds
Two Services
Because it is actually two com-
mittees in one, the Merit-Tutorial
Committee performs a double job.
Half of the job consists of keep-
ing a complete record of the extra-
curricular activities of every wo-
man on campus. The committee
is also concerned with employing
eligible tutors and placing them
with students desiring tutoring
** *
THE OFFICE of the committee
is in the League and is open every
afternoon, the hours to be an-
nounced in the fall. Card files of
the extra-curricular activities of
every undergraduate woman on
campus are kept in this office.
These files are used by the So-
cial Director of the League and
the Judiciary Council. Honor
societies refer to them when tap-
ping new members.
Upon graduating, each woman's
card is put on file in the Dean of
Women's office and a new one is
made out for the Bureau of Ap-
>ointments. Prospective employ-
Ers inquire at the Bureau about
the college activities record of
THE OTHER job of the com-
mittee is to employ tutors in every
subject offered at the University.
In order to be eligible, stu-
dents applying for positions as
tutors must have a final grade
no lower than B In the subject if
it is her major. She must have
an A in any other subject she
wishes to tutor.
Those desiring to hire tutoring
service can do so by applying at
the Merit-Tutorial Office. Any-
one is eligible except firse semester
freshmen before their five weeks
grades are out.
Tutors are paid $1 an hour and
arrangements for time and place
of the lessons are made between
the student and the tutor.

Women entering college for the,
first time may look forward to
many phases of college life, but
whatever their field or interests
may be, the University is well
equipped with honorary societies
to record their achievements.
Five honoraries and several pro-
fessional women's fraternities are
represented on this campus.
* * *
national scholastic society for
freshman women who have attain-
ed a 3.5 or higher average during
their first semester or over the
whole year.
The fraternity also honors
senior members who have main-
tained the 3.5 rating through-
out their college career. The or-
ganization is basically honor-
ary, but the members plan to
incorporate one social function
in their yearly activities.
The symbol of the organization
is a small pin in the shape of the
lamp of knowledge.
S* *.
WOMEN WHO are outstanding
in scholarship, leadership and
service during their sophomore
year are eligible for membership
to Wyvern, an all-campus honor
The name Wyvern originates
from a welsch word meaning
protecting dragon. The symbol
of the organization is derived
from this meaning--a gold pin
with a dragon around the let-
ter W'.
To become a member of Wyvern,
sophomore women must have an
average two tenths about that of
the campus.
* * *
AT THE CLOSE of their junior
year members select a new group
of sophomore women to replace
them the following year. The list

of new members is not revealed
until the Wyverns march through
dormitories and houses singing
their traditional "Damn, Damn,
Damn, to Michigamua . .." as they
tap their successors.
For seniors, Senior Society,
Scroll and Mortar Board, also
recognize outstanding women.
Membership in all three is bas-
ed on service, scholarship and
Senior Society is a local organi-
zation and includes only independ-
ent women. This organization was
the first honor society on campus.
* * *
MEMBERS OF Senior Society
are tapped at Fortnight and In-
stallation. They are presented with
white collars with blue bows which
they wear the next day.
Scroll is composed solely of
affiliated coeds. Their tapping is
also kept secret until Installa-
tion Night when the old -mem-
bers run through the aisles of
Rackham Amphitheatre desig-
nating their successors. Scroll's
main project is the maintenance
of a scholarship fund. Members
wear a small gold medal in the
shape of a scroll as recognition.
Both affiliated and independent
women are eligible for member-
ship in Mortar Board. The society
traditionally carries out its tap-
ping ceremony in the dormitories
and sorority houses after closing
THE PIN of this organization
is a black enamel and gold mor-
Among professional women's
fraternities are the national or-
ganizations of Mu Phi Epsilon
and Sigma Alpha Iota, music
The Mu Phi Epsilon chapter on
this campus is the earliest one
still in existence. Membership is
based on average. Sophomores
must have a rating of 3, juniors.
and seniors 2.8, and graduates and
tranfer students 3.3. The organi-
zation sponsors scholarships and
awards to stimulate proficiency in
musicianship, scholarship and ser-

HonorarySocieties Recognize
Above Average Achievements
Coeds Chosen for Scholarship, Leadership


LEAGUE FACILITY-The new Round-up Room, located in the basement of the Women's League,
offers students a place for relaxation between classes as well as a gathering quarters and well-
equipped snack center. The Rumpus Room, also located in the basement, offers a television> set,
ping pong tables and a jukebox for entertainment during the evening and between classes.
Freshmen May Choose Rooming Quarters

In Dormitories, League Houses,



To live in a dormitory or not to
live in a dormitory, that is the
question of the freshman coed.
If a dormitory, which one? These
are the first major problems that
face most incomers to the Uni-
versity, and the campus housing
planners have tried to provide
enough variety to satisfy every
IF A COED decides to live in
a dormitory, she has six to choose
from, ranging in size from one-
hundred residents to the largest,
which houses over five-hundred
Each housing one-hundred un-
dergraduate women, Betsy Bar-
bourrand Helen Newberry dorm-
itories stand next to each other
on State Street, opposite Angell
On Observatory Hill, a few
blocks from the main part of cam-

pus, stand the largest women's
dormitories. Stockwell Hall, on the
corner of Observatory and North
University, was built ten years ago
and has space for five-hundred
women. Next to it, in the middle
of the block, stands Mosher-Jor-
dan Hall, actually two separate
houses, eaching housing about250
ing of Angell House, Hinsdale
House, Kleinstueck House, and
Palmer House stands just beyond
Mosher-Jordan and has room for
about 150 women in each house.
New Dorm, as it has been nicknam-
ed, is the newest and most modern
of the women's dormitories.
Martha Cook, situated next to
the Law Quadrangle, has space
for 132 upperclasswomen. It is
an honorary dormitory and the
girls must reach and keep a high

scholastic average as well as par-
ticipate in campus activities.
If a girl would rather live in a
more homelike atmosphere, a lea-
gue house would probably be ad-
visable. These houses are super-
vised residences, varying in size
from ten to twenty-five women.
Some of them do not servemeals,
while others provide one or two
of them a day. There are about
twenty of these league houses on


SOME WOMEN may find it ne-
cessary to work part of their way
through college. The cooperative
houses are provided for such needs.
Here, a woman works part of
each day for the benefit of her
house. Cooking, cleaning, yard
work or any of the other jobs en-
tailed with keeping a house are
all performed by the residents,
which helps pay for their room and

Songstresses Gi
Coeds who enjoy singing have
an opportunity to display their
talents in the Women's Glee Club
which is open to all eligible under-
graduate women on campus.
Tryouts for the club are held
the first week of each semester.
Although no scholastic credit is
earned, Jea nAllen, president of
the club, promises that members
will obtain valuable experience
during their membershio.
Besides giving two big campus
concerts each year, the club makes
a four day tour during spring vaca-
tion. Last year they made appear-


ances in several cities in Michigan.
This year, although only tentative
plans have been made, the club
napes to enlarge on the number
of concerts.
According to the director, Mrs.
Samuel Estep, the club sings a
great variety of numbers during
the course of the year. These in-
clude secular and sacred classics,
popular songs of present and past
vintage and the favorite Michigan
College songs. The group special-
ized in American Folk, songs last
At the annual spring banquet
the club presents keys for service
to two-year members and officers.
Two scholarships are also awarded
to deserving members, and these
rewards are to be used for lessons
in any field of music.
New Glee Club officers for this
year are: Jean Allen, president;
Marion Charles, vice president;
Nancy Beveridge, business mana-
ger; Maxine Wolfe, secretary; Peg-
gy Graham, publicity chairman;
Charlotte Pritchard, librarian; and
Jill Schiller, assistant librarian.



lects its members on scholarship
and musicianship. Musicals are
given once a month and two pub-
lic musicals are presented during
the year. During May Festival the
organization gives a luncheon for
the performing artists.
Theta Sigma Phi is an honorary
journalistic fraternity. The organ-
ization has 10,000 alumnae and 81
college and alumnae chapters
throughout the country. Alumnae
are found in every major phase
of newspaper, publicity, film stu-
dio, advertising, and magazine
Dorothy Thompson, Eleanor
Roosevelt, Jan Struther, Dorothy
Canfield Fischer, Kathleen Norris,
Edna Ferber, Dorothy Dix, Mar-
jorie Kinman Rawlings and Cor-
nelia Otis Skinner are among the
well known honorary members of
the organization.
Zeta Phi Eta is a professional
speech fraternity on campus.

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