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Women's League

To Be Center of Coed Activity

This Fall


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* *

University Gives Organized
Aid ToFreshmen Coeds'
Judiciary I BigSisters

Automatic Membership Allows Use
Of Facilities, Activities Participation

It is the duty of the University
Women's Judiciary Council to for-
mulate and enforce rules govern-
ing Michigan coeds.
The Council, which consists of
three seniors, three juniors, and
a six sophomore aides, represents
the interests of women students
and formulates standards of con-
duct. Members work with the
Dean of Women to enforce regu-
lations and act in cases of in-
* * *
r .WORK OF THE chairman is to
direct and coordinate duties of
the Council. The secretary has
charge of the files and, handles
correspondence. She also directs
the work of the sophomore aides.
Each year the Council publish-
es "Judy Be Good," a pamph-
let which gives complete infor-
mation concerning house rules
and organization.
Since the coed is the creator of
these rules, it is her duty to be-
come acquainted with them as
soon as possible. The rules are
maintained by means of close co-
operation between the Resident
Director. of each house and the
Judiciary Council.
from 3 to 5 p.m. each Tuesday in
the Undergraduate Office of the
League. The Council urges any-
one with problems or suggestions
to come and discuss them at' this
Each Thursday from 3 to 5
p.m. members meet in the same
room to formulate policies and
consider cases brought before
Each member is assigned a cer-
tain number of houses with whose
Resident Director and House Pres-
ident she works closely through-
out the year.
IF THE NEED for a rule change
arises, a sub-committee of the
Board of Representatives works
with the Council to investigate
the proposal. Their report is dis-
cussed by the Board and a motion
for the new rule is framed.
This is then sent to each dor-
mitory and league, sorority and
cooperative house to be voted
upon by all women residents.
In order for the rule to be put
into effect, a three-fourths ma-
jority in each house is required.
Thus coeds actually do formulate
their own rules.
Members are chosen by petition
and interview by the Interviewing
and Nominating Committee.
Members of Women's Judiciary
Council are Judy Clancy, chair-
man; Jean Martin and Barbara
Buschman, senior members; Ann
Pfumpton, Sue Riggs and Barbara
Bos, junior members; and Janet
Rutherford, Janet Luthringer, Sal-
ly Stahl, Ruth Harwitz, Betty
Hesse and Karin Oldberg, sopho-
more aides.
of President
Scene of Teas
Opportunities for students to
meet President Harlan H. Hatcher
~ and his family are offered many
times during the year at the Hat-
Cher teas.
The first Hatcher tea is held
during freshman orientation week.
Teas are held twice a month for
the rest of the year, usually from
4 to 6 p.m.
Tours of the president's recently
redecorated home are conducted
by the hostesses who are there to

welcome students and make in-
troductions. The hostesses work
under the guidance of the League
Social Committee which sponsors
the teas.
Special campus groups such as
the dormitories, fraternities, and
sororities are honored at each tea.
Students from the International
Center are always invited to help
acquaint them with the various
campus groups.
Informality is always stressed

First friends are the fastest
friends, the saying goes, and about
the first friend of the incoming
freshman or transfer woman is
her big sister.
She puts out the welcome mat
and stands by during the new
student's first year at the Univer-
sity. Her duty is to add the per-
sonal touch conducive to good
work and quick adjustment to life
on the campus.
* * *
THERE IS A big sister chair-
man in each of the dormitories,
who sends the name and address
of an incoming student to one of
the returning coeds.
This is done during the sum-
mer, so the new big sister and
her little sister can correspond
during the summer months.
When she arrives at the dormi-
tory in September, then, the new
student finds an "old-timer" on
hand to introduce her around.
* . *
THE BIG SISTER orients her
to college life, and tries to help
her if she has any questions about
her academic program.
When classes start the big sis-
ter can explain how they are
conducted and how the point
system of grades work.
Even if there are a multitude of
booklets explaining hours sign-
outs and lateness, no one can ex-
plain it better than a coed who has
lived under the system for a year.
THE BIG SISTER also acquaints
her little sister with campus or-
ganizations such as Assembly and
Panhel and the service organiza-
tions of the League.
During the first week of or-
ientation, the dormitories plan
a round of social affairs. Some
of these are big and little .sis-

Upon enrollment at the Univer-
sity every woman student auto-
matically becomes a member of
the League, which means that she
is free to participate in all League
activities and to make use of all
its facilities.
The student and alumnae of-
fices, which are the coordinating
center of all women's activities on
campus, are located in the League.
* * *
AMONG THE other important
facilities is the Rumpus Room,
located in the basement, which has
a television set, ping-pong tables,
and a juke-box for student en-
The cafeteria on the first floor
is a favorite spot for meals or
after-class snacks. Another fav-
orite snack center is the Round-
Up Room in the basement.
A library on the third floor of-
fers coeds a quiet place to study
or browse through a variety of
books and magazines. Entirely stu-
dent supported, the library is well
stocked with reading material.
THE CHAPEL, located on the
first floor, frequently provides an
impressive setting for student
marriages, initiations, religious
meetings and pledging ceremonies.
Other meetings may be held
in any one of the League's sev-
eral meeting rooms, while a
special room is reserved on the
third floor for committees pre-
paring decorations and publicity
for coed activities.
Sleeping rooms for League mem-
bers and their guests are available

on the fourth floor. Reservations
are made at the main desk in the
Also important to students are
the League Garden and the Ball-
room. The latter has a capacity of
from 350 to 400 couples and is
available for private parties.
Junior Girls' Play, Speech De-
partment productions and Fort-
nite are held annually in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, which is
available for student use.
* *.*
League Council
Phyllis Kauffman, as president
of the Women's League, is also
chairman of the League Council.
The Council, which meets once
a week, is the governing body and
the supervising and co-ordinat-
ing board of the League.
THE COUNCIL is composed of
the executive board, the adminis-
trative committees' chairmen, and
the chairmen of associated organi-
zations of the League.
In order to aid all students,
men as well as women, the
Council has developed and put
into practice many new ideas
during the last few years.
One of the recent projects was
the revision of the League Low-
down, an informative booklet
about the League and its function,
in order to make it larger, more
attractive and easy to understand.
the Council's was to have faculty

WOMEN'S LEAGUE-Above is the building which houses facilities for students on the entire
campus. Here women present their annual class productions, dances and take part in campus activi-
ties. The doors swing in and out continually when men and women stroll over for a snack or just
to talk and relax between classes.

ter parties where other fresh-
men and the upperclassmen in
the dorm meet.
Other social functions include
mixers with the quads and fra-
ternities or Coke dates arranged
by the orientation leader or big
With all these activities, the
new student will undoubtedly have,
some questions to ask about the
barrage of rules she must learn.
Her big sister is the one to whom
she goes.
The big sister plan in the dorms
will have been in use for three
years now. It was started by As-
sembly Association, the organiza-
tion of independent women on

Campus Group Members
Sponsor Projects, Activities

Dean Bacon To Begin Third
Year as'U' Women's Guide

Miss Deborah Bacon assumed
her duties as Dean of Women and
assistant professor of English at
the University of Michigan in the
fall of 1950.
A native of New Haven, Conn.,
Miss Bacon's field of academic
specialization is English literature.')
She has had many years of pro-
fessional experience in nursing
Miss Deborah Bacon, Dean
of Women, presents the follow-
ing message to incoming fresh-
"It is always emphasized to
incoming freshman women that
you will be entering "a new
world" when you move into the
college or university environ-
ment. That is quite true, but a
corollary of this statement is
not so often emphasized. It is
"a new world" especially tai--
lored to suit the overwhelming
majority of you freshmen.
About ninety-five per cent of
you willmake avery success-.
ful adjustment academically,
socially, and emotionally to the
University of Michigan in this
coming year.
"Freshman classes are
classes for freshmen. Orienta-
tion Week is devoted entirely to
acquainting you with those as-
pects of this new world which
will concern you. The house di-
rectors, residence counselors,
and big sisters in the residence
halls where all freshman women
live are always available to and
particularly concerned with
"There is no doubt that this
will be for you a challenging
new game. It should be an ex-
citing and a rewarding game
and, above all, one that is great
fun to play. Your four-year
record at high school shows
clearly your aptitude and train-
ing for it. Remember, in the
opening weeks of the semester,
your .high .school .principal,
your parents, and the Unive-

and entered nurses' training at
Bellevue Hospital in New York in
1930. In 1936-37, she went to Fort
Yukon, Alaska, with an Episcopal
missionary hospital. Returning to
the United States the following'
year, she enrolled as a student at
New York University and in 1941
received the degree of bachelor of
science in education.
She spent the year 1941-42 in
Oneida, Ky., as superintendent of

Assembly Steers
Independent Girls
Every incoming freshman and
transfer woman, whether she lives'
in a dormitory, private home or
league house is automatically a
member of Assembly Association,
the organization of independent
women on campus.
Weekly meetings held by the
Assembly Board, an elected body
of nine independent women, air
the problems that arise in the
residence halls.
* * *
held by the dormitory and league
house presidents for the purpose
of representing the independent
women students on campus.
In addition to its representa-
tive-function, Assembly Associa-
tion sponsors several projects
during the year.
The newest of these projects is
the inter-dormitory newspaper,
Assembly Line, which was started
last year. It carries stories by wo-
men in the dormitories on subjects
that are of interest to them.
started three years ago by As-
sembly, and serves the purpose of
greeting freshmen and transfer
students when they arrive or) the
campus and making them familiar
with college life before the fall
term begins.
On the list of social events
sponsored by Assembly is Fort-
nite, an evening's entertainment
that consists of skits presented
by every residence hall. Installa-
tion of house presidents is also
held at this time.
A gold cup is awarded to the
house that had the highest schol-
astic average and the highest per
cent of . participation in extra-
curricular activities the preceed-
ing semester.
* * *
ONE OF THE most popular fea-
tures of Fortnite is the skit pre-
sented by the resident counselors
of the dormitories and league
A - Hop, all - campus dance
sponsored by Assembly and the
men's Inter-house Council, form-
erly the Association of Inde-
pendent Men, this year will be
presented sometime during the
fall football season.
Last year A-Hop had as its
theme 'Kick-off" and featured
typical An Arbor scenes on the
day of the big game.
* * *

Panhel Represents
All Sororities
Panhellenic is the coordinating
organization that binds sororities'
It is a member of a national
organization by the same name of
which all national sororities are
* * * -
PANHELLENIC on the Michi-
gan campus is made up of repre-
sentatives from all of the sorori-
ties and is directed by the Pan-
hellenic Board consisting of a
president, two vice-presidents, se-
cretary, treasurer, rushing chair-
man, chairman of rushing coun-
selors and public relations chair-
man chosen by the Interviewing
and Nominating Committee.
Panhellenic meets weekly to
plan organization activities and
formulate panhellenic policies
to further inter-sorority rela-
tionship and bring about greater
cooperation with the University
in every possible way.
Panhel works to achieve these
aims principally through campus
projects such as student-faculty
teas, Tag Day for the Fresh Air
Camp and Frosh Weekend.
WORKING IN coordination
with Assembly Association, Pan-
hellenic plans Frosh Weekend and
collects contributions for Tag Day.
Along with these campus pro-
jects, the organization: of affili-
ated women presents entertain-
ment projects throughout the
A large project for Panhel is the
annual Variety Show which fea-
tures a big star in the professional
entertainment field.
HELD IN Hill Auditorium for
the entire campus, Variety Show
has featured such stars as Danny
Kaye and for the past two years,
Spike Jones and His City Slickers.
Annually members of all sor-
orities on campus combine their
efforts to stage one of the big-
gest social events on campus,
Panhellenic Bell, where affilia-
ted women invite their dates
and foot the bills. Dressed in
all their finery, women and their
dates dance to music of a name
Throughout the year, Panhel-
lenic works in close cooperation
with the Inter-fraternity Council
in planning campus activities.
All in all, Panhellenic each year
faces a calendar full of events
which contribute to a year of fun
and activities for not only affili-
ated women, but the campus as a
Members of the Panhellenic
Board for the coming year are
Diane Harris, president; Marianna
Larson. first vice-president; Sue

Freshmen Vie for Honors

Coeds of 1956 don't let your
class down! Start thinking now
of making this year's Frosh Week-
end the greatest ever.
Although the event is compara-
tively new on campus, since it
started only four years ago, it
has already gained a permanent
place among the varied traditions
of Michigan life.
DURING league night of orien-
tation week all freshman coeds
are divided into two teams, the
Maize and the Blue. These teams
get together again in March and
plan their team's dance.
Each team takes one night to
attempt to outdo the other in
decorations, floorshow and pub-
licity for the respective dances
which are judged impartially by
faculty members.
The name of the winning team,
together with its class, is engraved
upon a plaque which is displayed
in the league Undergraduate Of-
FOR WEEKS in advance of the
actual event, students are be-
seiged by various and sundry pub-
licity stunts, skits and pleas on
the part of the coeds to convince
the campus that their dance will
be the best.
"Pardon My Politics," a take-
off on this year's presidential
campaign was the theme of last
year's victorious Blue Team.
To advertise the dance, mem-
bers invited a dark horse candi-
date to campaign at this school.
The presidential aspirant turned
out to be a real horse!
ANOTHER TIME the Blue team

conducted a mock dog election.
Using the slogan, "Which dog is
the cat's meow," students were
asked to vote for their most popu-
lar fraternity dog. As winner,
Brandy, Delta Upsilon's St. Ber-
nard, received a nice juicy bone.
The Maize team used, "Moon-
shine Madness" as their theme
and decorated the League ball-
room with a hillbilly setting us-
ing Li'l Abner characters, corn
"likker" jugs and pickle barrels
and corncob pipes.
Previously the Blue Team won
the first two dances held with
their "Commotion in the Ocean,"
and "Watch the Birdie" themes.
However, two years ago the
Maize team rose from the defeated
ranks with their "Make Mine
Moccasins" idea.
UPPERCLASSMEN still remem-
ber one of the stunts pulled that
year. A wolverine gymnast reck-
lessly threw himself from the diz-
zy heights of the second floor of
the League into the waiting arms
of the Ann Arbor Fire Depart-
The suicidist was reportedly
despondent over being unable
to get a date for Frosh Week-
This event is a wonderful op-
portunity for students to meet
other members of their class and
become acquainted with League
activities. Positions on the cen-
tral committees for the two danc-
es are gained by petition and in-
A wonderful time is guaranteed
to all coeds participating in Frosh

participation in Gulantics, annual
campus variety show.
Three summers ago the Coun-
cil developed the League Travel
Bureau to aid students with
their travel plans for tours both
in this country and abroad.
The new idea for opening League
dance classes to couples was an-
other project of the Council.
Recently the Council has sent
junior instead of senior women as
representatives to conventions.
This was done so- that the wom
en who attended the various con-
ventions could contribute their
ideas and experiences to the
League during their senior years,
* * *
One of the many League groups
of interest to the entering fresh-
man is the Merit-Tutorial *Com-
mittee, which keeps records of
coed extra-curricular activities
and recruits tutors.
The group keeps a card file
containing information on the ac-
tivities of all undergraduate wo-
men. Participation in all-campus
functions and class projects, major
house offices and membership in
campus clubs, church guilds, WAA
clubs and honor societies are list-
compiled by the activity chairman.
of each house and by heads of
various organizations. The file is
used by the Office of the Dean of
Women, Social, Director of the
League, Judiciary Council, League
committees and honor societies.
After graduation, records are
transferred to the Office of the
Dean of Women and to the Bur-
eau of Appointments, where they
are kept on file for reference
by prospective employers,
The committee, also aids stu-
dents seeking academic help by
providing them with the name and
phone number of a tutor. The tu-
tor and student make their own
arrangements for the time and
place of tutoring. The fee for tu-
toring is $1 an hour for evey
subject but chemistry, which is
$2 per hour.
.* * *
A STUDENT must have received
"B" in a subject which is in his
major field or "A" in any other
course in order to be a tutor.
The Merit-Tutorial Office, lo-
cated in the League, is open
from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday. Students may apply for
a tutor at any time. However,
it is recommended that they ap-
ply early in the term in order
to receive the greatest benefit
from the tutoring.
The Committee will issue a call
early in October and again in
February for workers to help with
the files. This is an excellent op-
portunity for freshmen to begin
their participation in League ac-
Last year committee heads were
Iris Leja, chairman; and Ruth
Blight, Shirley Cox, Vonda Genda,
Barbara Palmer and Phyllis Pet-
erson, junior members.
* * *
Dance Classes
A popular "course" on campus
having no homework or finals is
the series of dance classes spon-
sored 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
eight-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 prefer-
ence 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 will be announced in
the Daily.
Chairman, of the League dance
classes for the coming year is Jan


* * *
nurses in a hospital project di-
rected by the U.S. Public Health
From 1942-1946, Miss Bacon was
in the army nurse corps. Her unit
was an evacuating hospital at-
tached to the Third Army.
After the close of the European
war, Miss Bacon attended classes
at the Sorbonne in Paris for ten
weeks before returning to the
United States. She then enrolled
at Columbia University Graduate
School where she pursued her
studies in English literature. In
1948, she received the master of

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