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Now all together,let us face Up to a relatively new problem in human affairs: Woman's Place onthe Football Field. Not to be lightly regarded either, mind you, for here is aquestion that has aroused controversy across a goodly chunk of mid-Americarecently. There is, for your first consideration, Purdue's Golden Girl, a MissAdelaide Darling. Miss Darling, to the dismay of her sister coeds, appeared athalf time of the Purdue-Notre Dame game in the fetching, skin-tight, gold laméwhatchamacallit you see at the left. Her twitching performance was a huladance, she said, but another girl reflected: "She not only walks and talksbut wiggles excessively." So much tittle-tattle to Adelaide, who onlyslightly modified her act at the Illinois game last week.

Directly to thesouth of Purdue lies Nashville's Vanderbilt University. Tradition there isloomed of stronger stuff, as a Miss Anne Lane has discovered. Miss Lane,encouraged by an enterprising band director, obliged the Vanderbilt band bybecoming the first female baton twirler to represent the school since the early'40s. When she did, though wearing a seemly habit of leotards, a greatin-sucking of alumni breath was to be heard in the stands. The following weekAnne was out of work, and a revered heritage was preserved.

A more extreme caseof violated propriety comes from Chicago. The Gaslight Club, a chichi drinkerythat affects an opulent Victorian air, mustered an all-girl team from among itslong-stemmed waitresses to oppose the professional Cardinals. The ladies ofGaslight U. maneuvered in Comiskey Park with the cha-cha formation—a sort of akind of a T. "Hi diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,/This time we goright through the middle," chanted the Gaslight girls in the huddle. Then,cha-cha-cha-ing up to the line, they prattled: "Cha-cha-cha. Let's go,Gaslight U!"

"Throw out yourchests," begged a photographer. "Throw back your shoulders,"corrected a public relations man. Woman's place? You are invited to take itfrom there.

Coeds' Ire andmen's blood were raised with appearance of Purdue's Darling.

One-night stand wasall for Majorette Anne Lane at hidebound Vanderbilt.

Statue of libertyplay was never seriously tested as Cardinal linemen fell into bemused state andGaslight U.'s Tony LeMay forgot and passed.

Winning smile wasused to deceive pursuers by Beverly Lowry, GU left end, as she skittered awayfrom Cardinals Lamar McHan (8) and Don Gillis.

Pregame workout washeld at Gaslight U. Here first-string players, still in work clothes,familiarize themselves with pass-play fundamentals.


Although it mayrudely shock scarlet-coated traditionalists of Irish and English hunting, oneof the most active hunts in America is entirely manned by women. Mill CreekHunt in Wadsworth, Ill. has as master of fox hounds Mrs. James Simpson Jr.What's more, she and her three lady whippers-in are vastly more attractive onor off a horse than their traditional opposites, and they are so proficientthat they hunt the Mill Creek hounds without benefit of a professionalhuntsman, a situation rare in fox hunting. While the three-times-a-week huntschedule is more than most of the area's businessmen can meet, the gentlemen ofthe hunt are on hand for each weekend's outing and, as is evident here,resplendently present in evening scarlet to squire the ladies to the hunt'sannual ball.

A champagne toastis raised by Mrs. Simpson to Mr. Charles Steele (seated), former master of MillCreek Hunt and ranking active member. She is joined by (around table from Mr.Steele's left) Mrs. James B. Orthwein; Mrs. Genevra Chandler; Mr. Orthwein,joint master of St. Louis's Bridle Spur Hunt; Mrs. Simpson; John Hutchens; Mrs.Malcolm Walker; Hurlbud Johnston; and Mrs. Bardwell L. Smith.

The ladies of thehunt discuss next day's hunter trials as scarlet-coated Hurlbud Johnston, whowas formerly Mrs. Simpson's joint master of Mill Creek Hunt, listens in. Mrs.Genevra Chandler of Winnetka (left) and Mrs. Malcolm Walker of Lake Forest aretwo of Mrs. Simpson's three lady whippers-in. Third whip is Mrs. CharlesHarding III of Prairie View, Ill.

Ball's prettiestblonde was Miss Petie Rahr of Manitowoc, Wis., here with Dorr Carpenter of LakeForest. The ladies' black velvets and pale brocades set off the men's scarletand blue.

Postprandialdancers are Mrs. James Orthwein and Hurlbud Johnston of Lake Bluff. Gentlemenhave collars and lapels faced in Mill Creek's blue.

Post-polka handkiss is proffered Miss Virginia Lunding of Winnetka by gallant Count WaldemarArmfelt of Chicago. Count Armfelt wore order of the Knights of Malta.