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December 14, 1958 - Image 15

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The Michigan Daily, 1958-12-14

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ustralians Celebrate with Picnics, Regattas, Tennis M



:Christmas in. Australia, While E
basically similar to the American chology department contrasted day and Dec. 26 is what is known >lers go from door to door, neigh- Australia is more likely to be a and adults alike open their pres- dinner with all the trimmingsi
oliday, shows many contrasting Christmas in Australia with as Boxing Day. bors drop in, the tree is decorated branch of gum tree than the tra-. ents on Christmas morning, usually served, with emphasis o
In te UitedStaes.oeatermsndyndcsockngssreiung
eatUres. Christmas i the United States. Feather said he was uncertain and stockings are hung. ditonal fir tree with which we in Santa Claus plays as important English foods - plum puddin
Feather, who is from Sidney, Aus- s to the origin of Boxing Day, Tells Differences a role in the lives of Australian mince pie and other Englis
Religious observations were easi- tralia, is studying and teaching at out thinks that it may possibly There are differences, though. America are familiar. Feather said children as he does in the lives of Christmas dishes. Feather sal
y transported to a southern lati- the University under a Fullbright come from "an old English cus- In addition to hanging stockings, that while there are a few com- American children. Only his cos- that this type of meal was "n
tide, but in the case of many so- Scholarship. tom associated with collecting do- many Australian children also mercial firms which grow fir trees tume is different. quite fair to the housewife" sin
.al and festive traditions this was Two Day Celebration nations for the poor in boxes." hang pillowcases, a custom which most people still use the gum tree
impossible. Since Christmas takes One of the major differences in Christmas Eve in Australia is American children would probably for 'Christmas decoration. Prepare Dinner outside temperatures are usual
mid-summer it Is a holi- the observance of Christmas, ac- very similar to this same time in gladly adopt, as the pillowcase has Christmas presents for children Christmas day is in Feather's around 100 degrees at this seaso
day which Australians associate cording to Feather, is that in Aus- the United States. Last minute certain obvious advantages over are traditionally put by their beds words ."a family reunion type Boxing Day, which Is the da
with flowers and picnics. tralia this holiday is celebrated shopping is done (with a familiar a mere stocking. on Christmas Eve. Presents are day when most people stay at after Christmas, is according t
Norman T. Feather of the psy- for two days. Dec. 25 is Christmas hustle and bustle), groups of car- Secondly, the Christmas tree in also hung on the tree. Children home. A traditional ChristmasFo-
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to the beach on picnics. Man
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extremely glamorous. .. the very nicest way to dress for your holiday entertaining. our whole collection, sizes 10 to 18.
G. rayon brocaded satin middy with rhinestone button trim, above sleek black velvet tapers. white or turquoise. 25.00 14
b. warm quilted nylon tricot velvet-piped jacket, slender rayon faille pants. white or turquoise with black. 17.98
t.: polished cotton print oriental .hoppi coat over corduroy trousers. siamese pink with red, or gold with brown. 17.98
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a subtle new whisper of
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snowberry, green ice, seafoam,
blue frost...leg-proportioned
for perfect fit, of course.
full-fashioned 1.95;
3 pairs 5.65
seamless 1.65; 3 prs. 4.75

Jacobson's Christmas Store Hours
9:30 A.M. to 6 P.M.
give hand-crafted solid copperware, in the full
rich tradition of early American design ...gracefully
styled, aluminum-trimmed; with double-wall insulation.
a. 2-quart walnut-handled chafing dish..........30.00
b. 4-piece coffee service............complete set, 42.50
2-qt. pot19.98; 16" tray8.98; cream and sugar 14.00
c. 2-quartwater pitcher with ice-holding lip...16.50
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