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International Rug Design Contest
To Display Varied Artistic Tastes

League Council, Judiciary
Carry On Women's Activities

A tremendous response from
- uropean, Far Eastern and South
American artists, as well as Am-
ericans, to the invitation for
something new in carpet design, is
reported by an international car-
pet design competition.
Co-sponsored by the Detroit
Institute of Arts and a carpet
company of Detroit, the competi-
tion offers $2100 in prizes for new
carpet patterns submitted by Jan-
uary i, 1953, and immediate man-
ufacture of the first prize-winning
4 design.
ARTISTS ON every continent
have applied for entry forms. Un-
usual interest is being shown by
Chinese artists in Hong Kong and
Formosa, and there are many re-
quests also from India, Algeria,
Ethiopia, Ecuador, Australia and
New Zealand.
Originality, color harmony
and practicability are the bases
on which the winning designs
will be judged in January by a
panel of top authorities in the
fields of arts, interior decora-
tion, design and carpet manu-
facture. Top-ranking designs
will be exhibited in the Detroit
Art Institute during March and
then sent on an international
tour of museums.
Dr. Edgar P. Richardson, direc-
tor of the Detroit Institute of Arts
and chairman of the' competition
T jury, says of the carpet designing
competition, "The contest not on-
ly offers an unusual opportunity
for artists of promise to put tal-
ents to use in a practical field, but
is also an important step in
achieving the museum's function
of encouraging excellence of de-

sign outside museum walls as well
as within them."
* * *
ENTRY BLANKS and competi-
tion details are available at art
schools and museums throughout
this country and abroad or by
writing to 12598 Gratiot Avenue,
Detroit 5, Michigan.
Definite preferences as to col-
or and type of pattern are not-
ed in connection with the com-
American tastes in carpet de-
sign are influenced by geography,
nationality background, age and
emotional experience.
THE SURVEY shows t h a t
tastes are varied enough to give
free rein to the imagination of
artists, homemakers, architects
and designers submitting patterns
in the competition.
The Midwest leans toward
neutral tones, the usually staid
East demands brighter colors,
and the far West and south pre-
fer designs which are casual
and give the impression of
bringing the outdoors inside.
Though industrialism has an
effect on carpet choice, as evi-
denced by Pittsburgh's heavy buy-
ing of reds and wines which do
not show soil, Detroit, also highly
industrial, buys light carpets
three to one.
FIFTY PER CENT of the car-
pets sold in Detroit are grey or
light beige, while the remaining
50 per cent are light green, cinna-
mon brown, rose, dark green, co-
coa brown and blue in that order.
The general, country -wide


trend is toward quiet colors and
subtle patterns which have the
relaxing effect needed with the
fast tempo of daily life.
Using Detroit, with its large
cross-section of nationalities as a
proving ground, an executive of
the co-sponsoring Detroit carpet
company noted that buyers of for-
eign extraction prefer gay floral
patterns, while the second genera-
tion tends toward more subdued
floor coverings.
attention to interesting textures-
deep loops or twists-and tend to
choose one-color carpets, while
the middle and older group choos-
es two-tone designs and subtle
patterns, he says.
The amound of money a per-
son has does not affect his
choice of color and design, only
the quality of the carpet he
buys, as similar patterns may be
selected in carpets of various
Emotional experiences can af-
fect the individual reaction ,to
both color and design.
"IF YOU WANT to change your
husband's disposition, try chang-
ing the color of your carpet," the
carpet executive advises. It may
be the red tone that's causin
temper to flare.
Some persons see red when
exposed to a red carpet while
others find it pleasantly stimu-
lating. Though green is gener-
ally considered restful, it may
prove irritating to one who as-
sociates the color with unpleas-
ant memories. Similarly, where
one person finds blue relaxing,
it induces a feeling of melan-
choly in another.
With the carpet the dominating
factor in a room, it is important
that all who spend much time
there find the color and pattern
A pattern that carries the eye
along in a swirling rhythm may be
pleasant for one member of a
family while it makes another
Club To Present
French Music
A concert of popular French rec-
ords will be featured at the week-
ly meeting of Le Cercle Francais
at 8 p.m. Wednesday-at the League.
The music will include record-
ings by noted French singers in-
cluding Edith Piaf, Charles Fre-
net and Madame Claude Alpand.
French texts of the lyrics will be
Anyone interested in attending'
is invited, according to Prof. James
C. O'Neill of the French depart-
ment. a
La Petite Causette, a French
conversation group, meets from
3:30 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and
Thursday in the Union taproom
for all interested in speaking and
practicing French.
One wife out of every three in
the United States is now contrib-
uting at least some income to the
support of her family, according
to new government estimates cit-
ed this month by the Institute of
Life Insurance. And the percent-
age is even higher than this in
cities, the new report shows.
All together there are around
twenty-five million women in the
United States who are earning
money or have some income of
their own. Most of this is earned
by jobs outside the home; although
the totals include income from in-
vestments, from property, from
pensions, from insurance and from
other sources.

as the

COUNCIL then functions
directing force of the
throughout the summer.
meetings once a week, the
directs its programs to-

U Groups Plan
Summer Outings,
For WarmDays
The Intercooperative Council is
planning a July Fourth picnic at
Bishop Lake to which the public
is invited. All those interested in
attending or providing transporta-
tion. call 7211 by Thursday noon.
There will be a charge of 50 cents
for food. Those attending will
leave Ann Arbor at 11 a.m. Friday.
The Graduate Outing Club,
made up mostly of graduate stu-
dents and faculty members, meets
every Sunday at 2 p.m. .rain or
shine in the Graduate Outing
Clubroom, Northwest etrance to
Activities include volleyball,
horseshoes, softball, and supper
during the summer months, but
they depend entirely on what the
members like to do. Often the club
goes to nearby lakes.
On the slate for this summer are
overnight outings, hikes, and holi-

The League, center of women's
activities during the regular school
year functions similarly in the
summer only on a reduced scale.
A League council is selected by
the regular Interviewing and
Nominating Committee from ap-
plicants who submit petitions and
are interviewed by the Committee.
4 * *

"MISS UNIVERSE"-Armi Kuusela, "Miss Finland" and winner of the "Miss Universe" title in the
contest at Long Beach, Calif., poses with the four runners-up. Holding the trophies they won are
left to right, Judy Dan, Miss Hong Kong, Fourth; Elsa Kananionapua Edsman, Miss Hawaii, sec-
ond; Armi Kuusela, Miss Universe; Renate Hoy, Miss Germany, fifth; and Daisy Mavraki, Miss
Greece, third.

- a 0 a, c a c ,ag -
~Coed al radar
room dancing lessons will continue
in the League tonight at 7 p.m.
for beginners and 8 p.m. for inter-
* * *
cate bridge will be played tomor-
row night at 7:30 p.m. in the
League. The cost is 50 cents per
person for the entire evening and
everyone is welcome.
* * *
RECORD DANCE - There will
be no Friday night record dance
at the -League this week. The
dances will continue next Friday.
* * *
dancing lessons will continue at
7:30 p.m. Monday night in-;the
* * *
the series of League bridge lessons
will be held at 7 p.m. for beginners
and 7:30 p.m. for intermediates
Tuesday in the League.
Daily Classifieds
Bi ing Quick Results


WACs Now Part of Defense

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wards an extensive social calendar
which is often neglected during a
summer school session.
On the council now are Al-
berta Cohrt, president;, Joyce
Walli, dance class chairman;
Johanna Mandelstamm, round-
up room chairman; Francis
Kochin, publicity chairman and
Jeanne Opiola, social chairman.
This summer the council has set
up an extensive social program in-
volving activities almost every
evening. These activities include
bridge, various types of dance les-
sons, and just plain relaxation
from summer school worries in
the Round-Up Room, Cafeteria,
MISS COHRT reports that after
a week and a half of League ac-
tivities, everything is going splen-
didly with the usual problem of
more men or women at the dances
not evident at all.
However, the council will ap-
preciate any suggestions for im-
proving the program. There is a
member of the executive coun-
cil in the League Undergraduate
Office each day from 4 to 5 p.m.
Also functioning in the summer
is the Women's Judiciary Council.
Judiciary checks sign-out sheets
and hears cases just as it does
during the regular school period.
On the Women's Judiciary are
Marilyn Martin, chairman, Faith
Gillespie and Nancy Staffan.

Women in the Armed Forces are
no longer doing an emergency
job, but they are now a part of the
nation's defense, trained to fill
any of hundreds of jobs.
-But in serving their country,
they are not giving up their femi-
ninity or the benefit of unusual
educational advantages, according
to the noted novelist, William
Lindsay Gresham.
* * *
IN A RECENT magazine article,
Mr. Gresham shows what life in
the WAC is like from a recruit's
point of view.
"What started as an emer-
gency measure to' 'release men
for combat' has developed dur-
ing the years of precarious
peace as a necessary part of the
country's defense.
'Of the 556 different jobs in the
Air Force, for example, there are
446 which can be filled by women.
* * *
SOME OF THESE are jobs as
gas-mask-repair supervisors, high
speed radio operators, auditors
and finance clerks, mess stewards,
draftsmen and illustrators, pho-
tographers and linotype operators.
On the inside of the Women's
Army Corps, a recruit goes

through processes of a nine-
weeks training period preceded
by a week of "processing," dur-
ing which uniforms are issued,
hair styled for the WAC off-the-
neck policy and WAC policies
presented to the women.
WAC uniforms are serviceable
but unmistakably designed for
style-conscious women.
THE UNIFORM with the roll
collar coat and buttons running all
the way up the front is much less
severe than the lapel-shirt-tie
combination of the old uniform.
The shade is a soft taupe, and the
uniforms are manufactured in a
wide variety of sizes and shapes to
fit the range of American women.
During the nine-week train-
ing period, WACs go through
such traditional Army ceremon-
ies as 6:30 a.m. reveille, barracks
'police-up' time, military drill
and "chow."
"Agide from courses dealing
specifically with Army regulations,
however, the Women's Army Corps
basic-training schedule really
amounts to an intensive course in
what a human being should know.
No matter where she is, how-
ever, the WAC can continue her
education during off-duty hours.
The United States Armed Forces
Institute is the most gigantic uni-
versity in the world and employes
resident instructors, group study
and correspondence courses, offer-
ing everything from art to zo-

day activities.
Those attending are asked
bring cars if possible.





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