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TIDE MICHIGAN DAILV

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

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FOR CHRISTMAS ..
Give HI Flt

MOTHER OF INVENTION:
Holidays Give Party Opportunity

t TAPE RECORDERS
0 STEREO SYSTEMS

* KITS
" DIAMOND NEEDLES

from HI01 Fl STUDIO
317 South Univ. Ave. NO 8-7942

GIVE HIM A PIPE

A GBD pipe

for a

lifetime of
smoking
pleasure!

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-Daily-David Cantrell
ANN ARBOR SANTA-Albert Warnoff, a retired carpenter, de-
votes most of his spare time to making toys for underprivileged
0 and handicapped children.
SCraftsman Makes Gifts
SFor Children in Need

EVERYTH ING FOR THE
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PIPE CENTER

1209 So. University

NO 3-6236

LITTLE BROTHER'
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hanks to Santa's helper many
higan children will receive
ents this year at Christmas.
mown as Santa to many of the
Iren in hospitals, orphanages
homes for the handicapped,
rt Warnhoff has distributed
ents for most of the last 55
s. The retired carpenter has
n said that making children
e is the greatest joy of his life.
>ys and dolls overflow the
is of his house and take up
3h of the space in his garage
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GIFT? $
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to .95
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at this time of the year just be-
fore they are delivered to the
various institutions in the area.
Now that Warnhoff is nearing
70 years of age he is unable to
deliver all the toys. He relies on
service clubs and the police and
sheriff's offices to deliver the bulk
of the toys.
His work has been publicized in
leading newspapers and maga-
zines through the past years. He
has also received letters from
Presidents Harry Truman and
Dwight D. Eisenhower thanking
him for the work he has done. Be-
sides these letters, as sort of an
official recognition of his work
as Santa, each year he receives
many letters that are addressed
to Santa Claus, North Pole.
ALL
SRECORDS.
LIST PRICE
buy NOW
for CHRISTMAS
Tho UNIVERSITY
MUSIC HOUSE
340 Maynard
across from Arcade

By DAVID KESSEL
The Christmas season, according
to someone whose name is best
hastily forgotten, is the time for
weary students to recapture the
essence of the light-hearted and
empty-headed life that they tend
to lose during the school year.
There are some who might argue
with this concept, but they, thank
heaven, are in the majority. For
the minority of amusement-seekers
with blank consciences, what can
be done? Even the most inventive
mind will run dry after a week of
unending entertainment, and then
what? Fortunately, the good, grey
Michigan Daily can dash to the
rescue with a sloshing stream of
hare-brained (sic) ideas for holi-
day enjoyment.
One of the most interesting
events of your vacation can be
a Guess Who party. Host must ob-
tain a series of photographs from
three sources: A) high school
seniors voted least likely to suc-
ceed; B) reformatory inmates in
the 16-24 age group currently up
for parole; C) faculty members
who have yet to publicly disagree
with any University administrator,
however minor, any time, any
place, anywhere.
Pick Winners (Losers)
At the Guess Who party, guests
try to pick the next winning slate
of SGC candidates from group A,
next year's football team from
group B, and the next Committee
on Referral from group C. Results
will be soon available to aid in
scoring.
Always welcome are fresh and
new ideas for New Year's Eve party
food. From out of darkest Istanbul
comes a recipe to gladden the
heart and inflame the liver: bran-
died egg-nog on a flaming sword.
In this case, it is best to make the
egg-nog according to the usual
recipe, then thicken with jellied
gasoline. It's sure-fire.
Best of all possible themes for
a New Year's Eve party is First
Aid. Traffic authorities tell us that
the drunken mob, in its haste to
get home to see what the children
have been doing, and to whom,
will kill itself off with greater
precision than ever. Thus, the early
evening can be devoted to learning
the essentials of splinting, plasma
bottling and tourniquets. Shortly
before twelve, the party is moved
to the nearest busy intersection to
await further developments.
Curious Parties
While on the subject of parties,
here are a few which really ought

-Daily-Selma Sawaya
WILD, WILDER, WILDEST-Thornton Wilde, '08, the gentleman in the hat at the lower left, termed
this affair "clearly a mad tea party." A great time was had by all, and brainstorming occupied the
first part of the party, or until the party of the first part departed (soon after the omnipresent Daily
photographer snapped this picture). "The time of my life," he lisped over his shoulder, escaping the

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shutterbug by the skin of his tee
not to be mentioned, but were any-
way.
A Come As You Might Have
Been party. The exact nature of
this gathering eludes me, but it is
claimed to be highly successful
shortly after Faculty Senate meet-
ings.
A Cooky Woof. The old-fash-
ioned Cooky Woof is almost out of
style, thanks to modern medicine,
but a few remote distrets still
celebrate this primitive rite. Not
for the strong-stomached.
A Sociological Binge. This is
really an outgrowth of depth in-
terviewing of deep-sea divers, but
is still amusing. Guests are asked
to analyze a typical midwestern
community on the basis of data
thoughtfully provided by the edi-
tors of Fortune magazine.
A Psychological Binge. Same as
the sociological binge, except that
the subject here is a randomly
selected lunatic. Clearly this is not
one for anyone in the crowd who
might be Jung and easily Freud-
ened (sick).
More Cooky Woofs
Another Cooky Woof.sSurpris-
ingly enough, the old - fashioned
Cooky Woof is coming back into
style, especially with the advnt
of "student specials."
TV Quiz Program games are not
fashionable. If you must be dif-
ferent, remember to file a copy of
answers for all questions to be
used with the president of the
nearest bank, and another copy
with each contestant.
Christmas gifts have troubled
people ever since Christmas was
invented by the Ann Arbor Cham-
ber of Commerce in 1842. Espe-

NO VIRGINIA:
Editor Recalls Answer
To Santa Claus Letter

cially good to receive, but not
nearly so pleasant to give, is
money. But for stingy types, sea-
son subscriptions to the University
weekly bulletin is an enigmatic
and cheap gift. SGC and IFC min-
utes are, fortunately, not available.
Several shops in the area sell
Greek coffee, a cunning mixture
of powdered instant coffee and
sand which will delight the Gen-
eration set. Student leaders are
often infatuated with presents of
small pocket mirrors, especially if
the words, "what would they do
without me" are etched into the
glass.
Please, Give Money
While the spirit of giving is up-
on us, it is well to consider the old
University, now at its wit's ends for
new funds. Students who are too
poor, or too selfish, to give money
might contribute extra pairs of
dark glasses and canes for Regents,

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COLONIAL ANTIQUE
ranging from 2.95
PAINT BY NUMBERS
$1 and up
H-O TRAINS
as low as 10.95

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or 'M' pennants for the Alumni
Office staff. But it is the height of
bad taste to send anyone in the
administration a NDEA loan ap-
plication blank, even well wrapped.
On the state and national level,
gifts to political celebrities are in
order for those with money to
burn. Republican members of the
Michigan state legislature enjoy
receiving milking stools, and Presi-
dent Eisenhower needs a whole set
of new luggage before he can come
to grips with himself.
After the parties, gift exchanges
and holiday feasts are over, it is
well not to lose sight of the real
purpose of Christmas vacation: a
time for the infirmary to replenish
its supply of pills, and for the Un-
ion to see what's wrong with its
chef.
Returning students are cautioned
to visit both places with extreme
care, but in the proper order.

MODELS and HOBBY
Beaver's Bike & Har
605 Church Street NO

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where QUALITY
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BATH TOWEL SETS ......... ..3.40, 5.00, 6.25
HANDKERCHIEFS- initialed
men's and women's .......... 50c to 3.00 each
Christmas TABLECLOTHS,6ll sizes5. 3.25 to 11.95
Christmas TEA TOWELS ........... , ...1..00
ChristmasAPRONS......................50
9:00-5:30 0 11 NICKELS ARCADE

The originator of the legendary
phrase, "No, Virginia, there is no
Santa Claus," looked back on the
occasion, yesterday.
Charles A. Data, editor of the
New York Son, told a press confer-
ence how he gave little Virginia O.
Banlon new insight on Santa's
ontological status.
"I received Virginia's letter in
December of '08," Data related.
"She .wrote, that some kids had
told her there was no Santa Claus,
and she wanted to know the truth.
Pretty sharp for an eight-year-old
kid."
Data answered the letter in a
now-famous editorial which ex-
pressed his comprehension of the
true spirit of Christmasas embod-
ied in Santa Claus. In part, the ed-
itorial ran as follows:
"Virginia, it's time you found
out. You have been sheltered from
the enlightenment of an enlight-
ened age. You tend tq think in
terms of abstract concepts.
"No, Virginia-there is no San-
ta Claus. He exists only as love and
beauty and truth exist. You've
outgrown thetmisleading, childish
visualization of that red-suited
cosmic tool.
"To believe in Santa Claus at

your age! Did you ever see him?"
Data was asked to +outline. the
rationale 'behind his courageous
and unorthodox decision in Vir-
ginia's case.
"Well, I guess I wanted pretty
much the same as she did-that
the truth be known. I'm a journal-
ist, and that's my job," he asserted.
By appointment,
manufacturers and
distributors of
THE OFFICIAL
a UNIVERSITY
OF MICHIGAN
CLASS RINGS
Ample stock for
Christmas Delivery
at
Burr-Pall & Co.
1209 South University g

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SEVERAL DRYCLEANING DAYS
UNTIL CHRISTMAS

Many new exotic imported yarns are
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Nickels YARNCRAFT SHOP
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Roommate of Girl in Picture: Think your morn will like
getting that box of dirty clothes for Christmas?
Girl in Picture: Who's giving her dirty clothes? These
things just came back from Greene's.
Roommate: You mean you're going home with all of
your things clean?
Girl: Sure, that's my Christmas present to Mother.
Roommate: She'll flip. Say, how did you pay for it?
Girl: I didn't. Just charged it.
Roommate: You mean Greene's will give you credit?
Girl: Credit where credit is due. Greene's likes my busi-
ness.

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I T FFED TOYS
Choose from wide selection of dolls, and stuffed animals
of every size and type. See also our wide array of toys

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Sure they do . . . and they'll like your business
too. Matter of fact, Greene's has a free Travel Case
for home-going students just to prove how much
they like your pre-Christmnas business. If you'd like

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