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October 20, 1939 - Image 2

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The Michigan Daily, 1939-10-20

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-Courtesy Ann Arbor News
A large number of University students are connect ed in some way with the production of "The Tinder
Box," the first Children's Theatre production of the season, and the above have acting roles in the play.
From left to right they are Georgiana. Clark, Margot Eschelbacher, Martha Bryant, Neil Smith, and in the

regrmound John Hathaway. ong a popular fantasy-for children, the
Ann Arbor school children.
Survey Shows Men Forsaking
Saddle Shoe, Onetime Favorite
The death-knell of the tan-and- (men's shoes for this fall, smhoked elk
white saddle shoes, long the favorite being the favorite type of leather.
of Michigan men, is now being rung, The Cordovan-and-Scotch g r a i n
leather saddle shoe is not receiving
if one may believe the results of a the demand expected of it, though
recently conducted survey of the five one dea ersenaed it aog
campustown shops which sell men's their leading numbers.
None of; the merchants consulted George Earle, of Van Boven's
gave precisely the same answer to moaned the first note of the end-of-
the weighty question of why the -saddle shoes chorus when he said
saddle shoe is losing its popularity, their sales were down "at least 50
ery nor could they agree on what type of per cent." He blames the decline pri-
shoe is taking its place; Yet almost marily on the coeds, asserting that
all were certain that it has lost a they have driven men away from
great deal of its local prestige, at their favorite gunboats.
least as far as sales and demands "The saddle shoe--in its tan and
indicate. white version--doesn't mean any-
Reports of the decline in volume thing now," said G. A. Hoffstetter, of
of the sale of the tan-and-white Wild's. He emphasized the fact that
standby ran from 20 to 75 per cent. its former popularity had made it so
Only one merchant had the courage ordinary that no one could hope to
to say that the loss in popularity was achieve BMOC status by wearing it.
due merely to the season of the year Wendell Forsythe, of the Campus
and rising popularity of orie or two Bootery, came into the chorus with
other popular numbers. a discordant note, saying that the
Mocassin-type shoes with heavy old faithful would be back in its old
rubber soles wsere indicated almost place, come spring. "The saddle shoe
unanimously as the most popular shall never die," he stated
b t

play should prove entertaining to








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