THE M ICHI GAN DA-IL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1940
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Academics Can Be Forgotten
Hobby Lobby Makes Gifts
By LOIS SHAPIRO
Put down those books, rub your
eyes, and pu'll away from those aca-
demic thoughts. Let's get our hands
busy with some workable materials
and turn out practical, clever things
for Christmas gifts.
Just put on your coat and dash overj
to the little house on Palmer Field
any Monday, Wednesday, or Friday'
between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and become
an active member of Hobby Lobby.
Industry, Frolic Combine
Now's the time to have some fun
and at the same time make novel
gifts for all your friends. Belts, made
of wooden links, linked together by
leather thongs, with different designs
painted on each of the links make
very colorful presents. The wood
comes in a long strip, which is then
chopped into small rectangular blocks.
These are sandpapered, stencils are
A New Shipment
of CHRISTMAS GIFTS
to Put Around Your Tree.
Come and Visit Us
traced on each link, or they may be
handdrawn and painted. Then holes
are bored in each corner through the
leather thongs are laced.
Belts and bracelets of this wooden
type can also be made with a letter
of the person's name on each link;
then the completed article spells the
entire name. Necklaces and brace-
lets have been turned out at Hobby
Lobby, all of the unusual and dis-
tinctively original kind. Horse chest-
nuts shellacked and strung on a gold
chain make a very different decora-
tion for a wool dress or the classical
Bows Are Practical
Hobby Lobbyists are also making
archery bows to be used in leisure
time or in WAA gym classes. Hot
pads can be woven on looms like
the ones we used in kindergarten, and
there are gaily colored materials to
A more recent idea is to work with
leather in different colors with which
can be made leather jerkins by sew-
ing the pieces together with thongs.
Brain-children are springing up fast
and furiously in the little white house
on Palmer Field and some really clev-
er things are being turned out. Friend-
ships are easily formed when you
are working together over handi-
craft, so why not come out, make
friends as well as clever gifts for
Will Be Given
Tradition Is Broken As Tickets
Will Be Sold Only To Men;
Bids To Go On Sale Tuesday
Tradition will be overruled in "X-
mas X-press," Assembly's annual in-
formal dance to be given Friday, Dec.
13 in the League, when tickets which
go on sale Tuesday will be sold to
men istead of women.
Tickets will be sold at the Union
and League desks, the Parrot and the
West Quadangle. The sale of tickets
will be continued until the pre-Christ-
mas dance and also will be sold at
the door the night of the affair. Bids
will be priced at $1.00 a couple.
Bill Sawyer and his men will set
the tempo and vocalist Gwen Cooper
will provide the lyrics for the holiday
dance which will be the last of the
League's Christmas festivities.
Keeping to the spirit of Christmas,
a pack will be stationed at the door
of thb ballroom and those who attend
are invited to bring a ten cent gift.
Members of the Assembly Board who
are sponsoring the dance, will dis-
tribute these gifts to children at the
hospital who will spend the holiday
in the institution.
Frances Nevin, '41, is general chair-
man for the dance and is assisted by
a committee composed of Assembly
Oiff the 1Bloich
An object lesson in how to put over
a class project successfully was dem-
onstrated these last two days by a
group of 14 sophomore women, who
possessed an excess of initiative, or-
iginality and imagination, and who
had a profound respect for preserv-
ing a Michigan tradition as well as
raking in the profits.
This year's central committee for
Sophomore Cabaret took over a big
responsibility when they took over
their jobs last spring, for they were
told that unless the Cabaret proved
to be a definite conttibution to cam-
pus social life, as well as a money-
making project, it would have to be
* Work Started In June
The group started work way last
June, and during the summer, Chair-
man Julie Chockley was kept in-
formed of the progress of the various
committee heads by the use of a
round-robin letter device. During
the summer, her staff saw to it that
the words and music for the show
were written, wrote to officials in
Florida and Cuba for permission to
use exhibits on display in the worlds
fairs, and concocted some-of the very
clever three-dimensional decorations
used in the various exhibits.
Thus, their publicity had something
solid behind it. I personally know of
several organizations who have ad-
vertised various and sundry project
features, which, at the time of writing,
were mere figments of the imagina-
tion. If the campus loses interest
in their projects, therefore, they have
no right to complain.
This year, a good many "firsts"
were initiated by the Committee
which contributed to the Cabaret's
success, such as using a "big-name"
band, employing the whole second
floor of the League, and featuring a
big merchants' display.
Julie Choakley, Congrats!
Heartiest congratulations to Julie
Chockley and her 14 assistants: Vir-
ginia Morse, Margaret Ihling, Mar-
garet Avery, Jean Ranahan, Sally
Laux, Joy Wright, Dorothy Johnson,
Olga Gruhzit, Marjorie Mahon, Mar-
jorie Nield, Elizabeth Gram, Jean Cor-
dell, and Mary Pate.
Miss Chockley also asked that she
might express her appreciation for
work on the Cabaret through this
column to Miss Ethel McCormick,
Miss Barbara McIntyre, Dick McKel-
vey, Don Williams and the host of
sophomore women who participated
in committee work and without whose
cooperation the project could not
have been presented.
Variety is the favorite word in the
vocabulary of the college girl when
she is talking about clothing, and
variety is just the word to use in de-I
scribing the innumerable and at-
French Cuffs, Varied Sleeves,
Stitching, Accent New Blouses
aas long full sleeves ending in the
above-named French cuffs, deep
pointed reveres, and stitched "flower
pot" pockets placed heart-high.
Tailleur Can Be Dressy
For something a, little more dressy
there's another tailored blouse, shirt
waist style, made in the sheerest of
rayons with tiny pearl buttons down
the front. A combination of jacket
and blouse is a quaint, feminine
lace affair, with elbow length sleeves.
square neck, and self-colored buttons.
Back to the shirt waist we see one
with especially full sleeves, tailored
tucks graduated in size on each side
of the blouse, and the popular con-
vertible collar which can be worn
outside of the coat or buttoned up
to the chin. The same model can
be seen with short sleeves banded in
rows of tiny stitching.
Yoke Is Pintucked
Lace ruffles, jabotshyokes, panels
and collars are all the "go" right
now on dainty white blouses for the
There's a very coy and decorative
number around with a yoke and
waist-band of countless stitched-
down pintucks, Peter Pan collar and
short sleeves. The yoke collar and
sleeves are all edged 'round with the
daintiest of lace.
General Ticket Sale
To Begin Tomorrow
The ticket sale for Panhellenic Ball
will be open to all women on campus
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow and
Tuesday in the lobby of the League,
Lois Basse, '42, chairman of the tick-
Lt committee, announced.
The annual ball, which will be
held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday in
the League Ballroom, will feature
Mitchell Ayres' orchestra and vocal-
ists Mary Ann Mercer and Tommy
An excursion to New York and the
starlite roof of the "Panhellenic Ho-
tel" will be the theme of the dance.
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THEN . . . you must make a
date to let us add that "finish-
ing touch". Call us for an ap-
pointment early. Shampoo &
Finger Wave . . . 50c, Mon.,
- Tues., Wed. . . . You'll enjoy
our complete service.
$4.00 SPECIAL On
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300-B S. State St.
Delta Upsilon has
pledging of John E.
of Falmouth, Mass.
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Liberty at Maynard
Tryouts To Be Held
Last chance for tryouts for JGP
dance committee will be from 3
p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the
League. Dancers must leave their
eligibility cards in a special folder
on the League undergraduate of-
fice bulletin board by Tuesday,
Mildred Radford, '42, dance chair-
1114 So University Ph. 7561
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tractive new blouses appearing on
the fashion horizon this snowy win-
Well-known though it may be, the
classic shirt waist with long or short
sleeves, is coming forth with several
innuendoes in the way of monograms.
the new adjustable French cuffs and
much stitching to give that expensive
look. One smoothly tailored model
To Go Formal
Balcony To Be Strictly Informal
For Opening Show By Mimes
When the Union Opera, "Take a
Number," opens Dec. 11 in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, it won't be only
the men acting in the production who
will have the chance to appear in new
and different garb; it is suggested
that the audience dust off their for-
mal dress for the first performance.
Formal attire isn't' necessary, of
course, but the large part of those
attending will probably wear it. This
applies only to the first floor, the
balcony will be strictly informal.
Several of the fraternities have
planned to hold formal dinners before
the opera. In past years, it was cus-
tomary to have the first night entirely
formal. After last year's revival of
the temporarily discontinued opera,
it has been merely offered as a sug-
gestion that the audience dress.
To Start Tomorrow
On Union Terrace
Using last spring's successful con-
certs as a model, the Union is be-
ginning a series of classical recording
hours with an all-Tschaikowsky pro-
gram from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomor-
row, in the terrace of the Michigan
Concerts will be held every Mon-
day, Wednesday and Friday, Mon-
day's and Friday's concerts to be in
the terrace of the Union, and Wed-
nesday's to be in Room 302.
Emphasis will be placed on appre-
ciation rather than explanation. Ev-
eryone is invited to attend. Tomor-
row's concert will feature the Fourth
and Fifth Symphonies of Tschaikow-
sky. Future programs will include
the works of such famous masters as
Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Rimsky-
Korsakoff and Hayden.
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ORMAL COLLECTION IS DESIGNED TO SUIT
INDIVIDUAL TASTE. FOR "THE" DANCE OF
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$1295 to $2195
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TOPS on Christmas -- wish
lists! Have them to wear
right now! Sweater classics
of shetland, cashmere or an-
gora wool in delicious new
pastels. Plain color skirts to
match or contrast . . . others
in new plaids on snow-white
Peach . . . orchid . . . blue .
turquoise . . . pink . . . yellow
IN OUR SERIES OF SUCCESS ROBES
5.00 to 8.95
Skis, toboggans and ski poles may
be rented at the Women's Athletic
Building throughout the sport sea-
son. Mixed couples are welcome to
use the toboggans for afternoon or,
evening parties. Equipment may be
rented by the hour or by the day,
Miss Marie Hartwig has announced.
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your Christmas shopping.
the prices will fit your
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