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Fashion Supplement:

VOL. L. No. 33

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1940

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All-American Fashion Fantasy

To Be

Tomorrow

3a ABOUT TIME!
Some smart GUY-smart enough not to sign HIS name - left us
a cutting note to the effect that the Woman's page could not exist if thereE
were no MEN. We don't exact'ly know what he meant, but whatever it is,
we're here to show HIM that HE'S wrong. If the name of a single M-N
slips into this column, we'll go right home and eat our newest Schiaparelli
girdle-bones and all.
Besides, we jtist know you girls are TOO bored with reading about who
was out with whose M-N and where they went on what night. None of
that frivolous stuff for us. We've got some really
vital things to talk about. So there, M-N,4 twenty-
three, skidoo. This is just between us girls.
Suzie Dishes The Dirt ...
Which reminds me, you should have heard
Suzie in the Dorm last night. It's a miracle the
way that girl can dig up the dirt. We had to talk
softly so that no one could hear us, and, well hon-
estly, the things she had to say! You know she
saw-remember, girls, this is just between the 3,000 of us-as I was saying,
she saw Jean Rendinell wearing BOXING GLOVES! No fooling, and accord-
ing to Suzie, they were too divine. And so practical! Little bitty things,
about four inches long, or square, or however you measure boxing
gloves. Anyway, they were red and yellow leather. I asked what she did
with them and Suzie said I was crazy, what did I think she did with
them, and on account of people's mental states being a matter of personal

opinion and I am not so sure that Suzie's I.Q. is

anything to boast about,

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I didn't take offense. Besides, if Suzie gets mad,
she won't talk, and when she won't talk, what
good is she? Where was I? Oh yes, well it seems
that Jean, the clever girl, ties the strings of the
gloves together and just slings them over her
belt. Warlike, isn't it?
Sometimes Suzie is just the CATTIEST
thing! Just because no one invited us to the
Union Formal is no reason why she had to
simply HARP in the subject. But you've got to
hand .it to that gal-she certainly has a keen
eye for what other people are wearing. Fr'instance, she told us that Trot
Kanter had on a tailored red silk jersey blouse that was simply a KNOCK
OUT! She wore it over a black silk skirt, and Thom . . _ (oops, almost
slipped that time) .. and the M-N she was with was plenty impressed.
Suzie Ain't Got No Grammar
The trouble with Suzie is that she talks so fast and has no sense
of grammar or punctuation or anything and it is so hard to follow what
the dizzy dame is saying that the next thing I knew she was mumbling
something about the Duchess of WINDSOR and jewelled storks and
Madalyn Bourne-which is a pretty confusing mixture unless you are
bright like I am and then you will gather that Madalyn was sporting
a pin which was in the shape of a large JEWELLED STORK, and was
copied from one that the Duchess wore when she came to the Bahamas
and, for all I know, may be wearing yet.
Suzie, the rat, snitched my last bite' of Crunchy-Wunchy, but before
I could even YELL, she was off again. And get a load of this, girls-Sue

Men Air Views
On Fashions
Co-eds Uphold
Preference For Long Hair-Do,
Silk Stockings Is Stated; Redi
And Blue Are Favorite Colors
By BETTY ALLEN(
Since women buy clothes with a
weather eye focused on masculine
opinion, a slice of said opinion has
been cornered for inspection by a
Daily fashion writer. Soscome on, wo-
men, gather round and take a good
look. What the men have to say is
most interesting.
First, and as you probably know
already, (but there are still some!
around), men are unanimous in their!
dislike of kne-length stockings. Al-
most to a man, they prefer silk stock-
ings to anklets. with several approv-
ing votes cast for a combination o
the two. Strong is the disapproval of
long sweaters. When further pressed
on this subject, answers were. "WeL
gee, look what it does to figures."
Too Short Skirts Not Approved
Too-short skirts received the terse
comment, "Girl's knees aren't pretty."
For the most part, men like to see
girls on the campus without hats.
Hair falls in the fashion category and
men like it long.
Beyond these initial questions, va-
riety in answers begins, When asked
about evening dresses, one junior's
all-time favorite was a peach taffeta
with puffed sleeves, a freshman pre-
ferred black velvet, and a sophomore
thought red evening dresses the most
stunning.
No one was vehement about rever-
sibles one way or the other. "They're
all right," was the usual comment.
Some men like babushkas, some don't,
some speak up for hair bows, others
mention them with dislike, one man
likes satin dresses, another lauds
taiored wools, some men like boxy
jackets, others scorn them and admire
only the fitted ones. Some men like
girls best in evening clothes, but most
speak in favor of casual campus out-
fits. So the variation goes.
Red and blue are popular color
favorites. one alert freshman favors
spectator sports pumps over wedgies
because spectator pumps show off feet
and legs to greater advantage.
Some Men Know Fashions
Some men know fashions surpris-
ingly well, and others say they can't
get technical, but know what they
like all right. In fact, that is another
unaninmous comment: "Maybe we
can't always analyze the thing, but
we certainly know when a girl looks!
smooth."
There's the story. Fashion advo-
cates long sweaters, knee-length
stockings, extra-short skirts, but men
say NO. So, it looks like a lady has
to make her choice. Beyond these
controversial subjects, fashion is a
matter of individual opinion with
men, so it looks like it's up to you
and to HIM.
Varied Styles
For Glasses
Create Beauty
By BERNA DEAN PURGETT
By the amount of squinting being
done on the campus these days, I.
would say the women are making
more of a spectacle of themselves than
if they wore glasses, And there is
hardly any excuse these days with
glasses as they are.

First there are the old standbys.
I am referring to light shell rimmed
glasses, but you can choose from a
variety of stylesin these. You can buy
them in shapes and sizes -so that they
will be more of an asset than a
liability to yourself. For example if
you have a wide face, you can get
glasses that are long, or if you have
a long face, rounder glasses will prob-
ably be better for you.
Blue eyed, women now have a
chance to bring out the color of their
eyes. There are shell glasses delicately
tinted blue to match their eyes.
If you care for the exotic, you can
wear the new "pixie" glasses. They
are the ones that turn up at the
corner giving you the devilish ex-

Campus Women To Model In Daily Style Show Tomorrow

Daily Sponsors
Semi-Annual
Style Parade
Bill Gail And Orchestra To Play
For Show At Michigan Theatre;
Admission Without Charge
All-American Fashion Fantasy, The
Daily's semi-annual style show, will
open its doors to the public at 4:15
p.m: tomorrow at the Michigan The-
atre.
Fashion Fantasy is sponsored by
The Daily and Ann Arbor merchants,
and is free of charge to all who wish
to attend. Adequate seating is as-
sured, Jane Krause, '41, women's ad-
vertising manager said, and the show-
ing will be run off in the smooth
manner of a stage production.
Models will display the matest fash-
ions on a lighted stage decorated in
red, white, and blue. In keeping with
the patriotic theme, Bill Gail's orches-
tra, which will play throughout the
afternoon's showing, will be on band-
stand draped in tri-colored bunting.
The announcer is to be Betty Kep-
pler, '41, and she will stand on a
political speaker's platform. Helen
Rhodes, '42, has been chosen to sing
several numbers during the display
of gowns.
Stage To Be In Tri-olors
For the convenience of those at-
tending the style show, official pro-
grams will be handed out at the door.
They will conttain the names of the
models, the outfit each is modeling
and the store from which the out-
fit comes will be handed out at the
door.
Miss Krause is heading the com-
mittee in charger of the style show.
Alice Rydell, '41, is in charge of ar-
rangments, and Sue Hollis, '41, is
chairman of the models committee.
Others on the committee are Helen
Bohnsack, '41, women's business man-
ager, who has charge of the programs
and ushers, Jean Benham, '42, as-
sisting Miss Ry'dell 'ra
ments, and Margaret Sanford, '42,
taking care of contacts.
Models Were Judged
The models for the All- American
Fashion Fantasy were chosen from
the student body by a group of judges,
and try-outs were held at the League
for this. The judges were Dr. Meldon
Everett, of the Health Service, Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director of
the League, and Miss Hope Martwig,
resident counselor at Jordon Hall, and
past president of the League.
Three men are also to appear on
the stager The women models are
Helen Barnett, '41, Bette Corlett,
,'41, Mary Ellen Wheeler, '41, Jane
Connell, '42, Carol Freeman, '42, Bar-
bara Fairbairn, '42, Mary Hayden,
'42, Jane Graham, '43, Mildred Rad-
ford, '42, Carolyn Denfieid, '42, Ruth
Gram, '43, and Elaine Baird, '42.
Others are Marney Gardner, '42,
Eleanor Maliche, '42, Yvonne Wes-
trate, '41, Janice Benson, '42, Elaine
Wood, '41, Nancy Seibert, Grad., Bet-
ty Markwood, '43, Patricia Hughes,
'41,Elsie Jensen, '42, Lou Carpenter,
'43, Virginia Alfvin, '42, Marjorie
Bowen, '43, Kit Upson, '43, Virginia
Heune, '43, Miriam Westerman, '43,
Constance McLeary, '42, and Mary
Loiuse Knapp, '43, Eleanor Searles,
'42, Harriet Pratt, '43.

Among those who will model in the All-American Fashion Fantasy are Helen Barnett, '41, Constance
McLeary, '42, and Mary Ellen Wheeler, '41Ed. They will wear clothes suitable for campus, dates and formal
occasions in the style show, which is being sponsore d jointly by The Daily and the Ann Arbor shops. .It
will be held at 4:15 tomorrow in the Michigan Theatre.

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Hopkins has SCOTTIES all up and down the front of
her cardigan. If tha' isn't a bi' a bonnie Scotland for
you! I'm so excited I can hardly tell you about it. It
seems that Suzie was walking across campus, innocent
as a babe, and she saw G . ... W.......(Suzie says I
don't DARE mention her name) wearing a sweater and
skirt and saddle shoes. The NERVE of some girls!
Suzie, with that morbid mind of hers likes to dwell
upon unpleasant things, but we managed to side-track
her and this time she really came across with something
GOOD. Stop me if you've heard this one, but I've
realy got to hand it to MARY Spaeth. I always thought
I was pretty smart, what with fixing up that old coat
of mine and turning it into something that makes me
look plenty SMOOTH when I wear it (adv.), but she
did something that makes my coat look like a Crunchy-
Wunchy after Susie has gotten her mitts on it. She
bought herself some leopard fur and made a collar and
pockets out of it and then sewed the whole kit and

kaboodle onto a red evening dress, and girls, it's the tops.
What That Woman Did! ...
SUZIE!!! Do you know what that FEMALE just did? Honestly, there
are some things that are just too much to put up with even for some of
the latest gossip! Why, that little M-N chaser took my telephone call and
told HIM I wasn't in. Well, says she (when I got mad) you said yesterday
that you neverswanted to speak to that M-N again. Of all the ridiculous
reasons. Sometimes I wonder if maybe it isn't true that M-N or dogs or
even old slippers aren't better friends than women. At least once you know
how they are going to act, you can always count on it that they won't
change, and I hope you don't mind my getting kind of philosophical here,
but always when there is a catastrophe in my life like that telephone call,
or maybe I should say lack of telephone call, I am reminded of the course
in Philosophy 33 that Itook when I was a sophomore.
But, as I always say, chin up, shoulder to the wheel and all that sort
of thing, and anyway Suzie, the deah child,
told us lots more that I haven't 'even MEN-
TIONED. Like, for instance, how when
Charlotte Noble decided that she wanted
RED-rimmed eye glasses, why all she did
was paint the edges of hers with dark red
NAIL polish, and gosh, do they look darling!
Sort of like a PIXIE or whatever those little
things are.
And as for Dotty Walker, she's one of
the few girls Suzie ever gave credit for look-
ing really super in knee-length socks. She
had on a short gray flannel skirt, high red
socks and a gray TYROLEAN hat with a red feather. Not bad, huh?
Suzie Turns Fashion Expert ...
According to Suzie, who fancies herself as something of a fashion ex-
pert, gray and red are the most popular colors this season. As she pointed

Little Boys Give,
Campus Styles
New Spark
Fashion Turns From Ribbons
And Feminine Frills In Favor
Of Tailored Masculine Lines
By MARGARET AVERY
It isn't stylish to be a little girl
anymore - at least not after six-
teen. Baby doll dresses have gone back
to the nursery. Hair ribbons are sub-
dued and subtle or not at all. A tiny
lace collar over a sweater will pass,
but the bubbling lace blouse is pas-
sing. Gone are the frothy evening
styles and the pink and white sources
of the angora fuzz on a man's tux-
edo.
But little boy styles strut up and!
down the steps of Angell Hall in
short boxy coats and Christopher
Robin boots. Too new to be num-
erous, but in the parade, are starched
collars worn open at the neck with
casual cardigan sweaters and the
collared blouses are quite at home
with the new suits; - not little boy
trousers, exactly, but tailored jackets
and trim skirts with just one very
deep inverted knife-edged pleat in
front and back.
Middy Blouses Come In
Middy blouses in dark serge or
white give the sailor-boy styles first
class passage to popularity. The Navy
invades the date dress sphere with
dark velveteens and big white collars
as breezy as the salt water foam. And
the nautical styles are on deck for
picnics, complete in slacks and braid-
trimmed middys.
As little boy styles go to the head,
visor caps and "sissy" Breton brims
appear. Beribboned bonnets and floral
creations in the name of' millinary
are crushed away with lace and an-
gora.
Socks are Masculine
Socks are trim and masculine above
shoes. Longer sofks, such as Junior
wears in accordian pleats at his ank-

Woman In Star
Presents Motif
Of Style Show
What are those stars in the upper
cornersof this page which are so be-
comingly framing the be-f ormaled
young woman?
They're the insignia of the All-
American Fashion Fantasy, The Daily
style show to be held at 4:15 tomor-
row. The woman in the side-draped
gown stands for the new and lovely
clothes that will be shown dn .the
stage of the Michigan Theatre, and
the striped star reminds one of the
Fantasy's patriotic theme.
The motif appears on all notices
concerning the style show. Also cer-
tain co-eds on campus have been
chosen to wear yellow tags with the
women and star stamped on the tags
in black. Although only a limited
number of the badges were distrib-
uted, everyone is cordially invited to
attend the stage showing of Fashion
Fantasy free of charge. It is urged
that you come promptly at 4:15, for
the show will start on time.
Just as the preview motif, the
woman and the star, boasts a patriotic
theme, so will the stage decorations
which will be in red, white and blue.
Buttons Come Back
In Unusual Shapes
When it almost looked as though
the zipper and the unseen fastener
had entirely supplanted the old stand-
by, the button, all of a sudden, out
came these clever people, the fashion
designers, with a whole new crop of
unususal and tricky buttons, putting
the zipper to shame.
One of the most unusal of this
group is a series of big fir-green,
leather frogs as fasteners on a bright
red jacket with a fir-green skirt to
match the frogs. Another novelty is
a tailored wool dress with a tiny min-

Men Will Appear
With Mannequins
In Fashion Show
The creators of the All American
Fashion Fantasy have concocted sev-
eral features guaranteed to give add-
ed fillip to the style show. Jimmy
Neilsen, '42, and Jane Connell, '42,
will make their stage bow dressed in
matching man-tailored outfits to
prove that women of 1940 are steal-
ing clothes from a very interesting
source.
Dainty models in evening clothes
will not have to make their journey
around the stage alone. The proper
atmosphere will be created by Ed
Gustafson, '41, Bill Miller, Grad., and
Jim Hynes, '43, acting as escorts.
Commentator Betty Kepler will em-
phasize fashion trends with such ap-
propriate slogans as Win With Wool-
ens and Check Plaids in The Coming
Style Election.

Many Opportunities Offered
To Original Campus Designers
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By JANET HIATT
Original designs.in college women's
clothing may have a market with
the College Originals Guild of New
York which offers, not'a contest, but
a year round opportunity to aspiring
college designers.
An S.O.S. call for original designs
in gloves is out at present. In ad-
dition, the Guild has announced that
designs for millinery, handbags,
blouses, and costume jewelry, prefer-
ably adaptable in metal, will be con-
sidered for immediate acceptance.
Rules Listed
The rules for designs which are
subimtted to the Guild state that
at any time college women may sub-
mit any designs for clothes and ac-
cessories or any original 'idea' or nov-
elty. Each design must be accompan-
ied with a paragraph of explanation
as to its practicability and appeal not

with the name, year and school of the
student designer.
In addition to the checks of from
$10 to $25 in payment for the designs,
the designer will receive a copy of her
design as manufactured and nation-
wide publicity in newspapers and
magazines through the Guild's pro-
motion of her design. As a final
honor, she will be presented with a
certificate signifying that she has
achieved the Campus Originals Guild
recognition of her prowess as a de-
signer.
In case a design is not accepted
after a period of four months, the
Guild will return it with comments as
to the reason for its return.
Ruth Tittle Is Representative
As a part of the Guild's student
organization on each campus, a stu-
dent woman is selected in each college
to act as the Guild's representative,

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