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Sir iga







'All Eyes On


'To BeAt 4:15 P.M.


Seventh Shoxw
To' Carry Out
Dai ustom
Semi-Annual Style Presentation
Has Been Feature Of The Daily
Since Its First Affair in 1939
Army And Summer
Are Other Themes
"All Eyes on You", the Daily style
review which will be presented tomor-
row, will carry on a tradition, estab-
lished by the first show in November,
1938, of introducing new fashions to
the Michigan campus.,
The records are rather spar as
to this first attempt, but the second
one was titled "Through the Looking
Glass" and had all of thirty-one cam-
pus beauties modeling in it. Bill
Gail and his orchestra accompanied
the models in the ballroom and the
Grand Rapids Room of the League,
while Marcia Connell, '40, was fashion
commentator for the affair.
Hair Was Uip ii '39
Acc6rding to the files, styles that
season which seemed to take both
the campus and the nation by storm
were the chubby fur packets and the
new up-sweep hair-do, now pretty
much extinct except for evening wear.
In the spring of 1940, May 3 to
be exact, "Vanity Affair" the second
Daily show was presented. Something
new and different was added to this
production by the indlision of several
members of the cast of "Four Out
of Five", year's Union Opera. These
stalwart individuals modeled several
of the latest styles, their intentions
being to show the women in the af-
fair the correct approach to fin-
ished modeling techAni Ale.
On Nov. 6, 1940, the "All Ameri-
can Fashion Fantasy" was produced
at the Michigan Theatre, and natur-
,. -ally its theme'-was" decidedly -patr-
otic, Again Bill Gail and his band
played for the affair and this time
three lone males were included among
the models. However, having men as
models at all Was a new trend in style
shows one camnpus.
Theme as Patriotic
Style trends of the '40 fall season
placed emphasis on military, naval,
and in general, patriotic innovations.
Red, white and blue were the predom-
inating colors as the ,fashion World
underwent the martial influence.
"Summertime," Which was held on
May 1,11941, provided several features
in the way of new innovations. Music'
by George Gershwin was played by
Jack' La Iue, while Jeanne Crump,
'42, and Bob Shedd, '42, acted as com-
Michigan Men
Inhibit Coed
Campus Garb
Why is the Michigan campus
known as the inost conservative in
the country as far as coed dress is
concerned? Perhaps it is the loca-
tion of the campus in a reactionary
district but more thin anything; most
of us feel that it is the conservative
Michigan man which keeps the coed
from adopting any extreme manner-
isms in actions or dress.
If a concensus of opinion were to
be taken, an internal revolt would
probably be found brewing. All of
us have had a great desire at some
time or other to desert the beaten

track and express our personalities
in our clothes or hair-dos.
We Aim To Please
And yet, any fad or slight extreme-
ness is certain to be met with insist-
ant boos and adamant objections
from the male animal. Of course we
aim to please . . . as is the way with
the female of the species . . . so,
year after year the Michigan coed
dresses according to a pattern up-
held by the unimaginative male.
Don't misunderstand! We are not
trying to suggest that we all be-
come Josephine College and sport
a galaxy of noisy apparel. What we
are saying is that there is too much
SAMENESSS around these parts.
Dare To Be Different!
If 'the coed would not be so terri-
fied to be individual, to bring out


Will Forego
Knudsen Says

Four Out Of Five Women

Are Beautiful;

At Michigan!


To Present

William S. Knudsen, general direc-
tor of the OPM, recently made an an-
nouncement which may have possible
effect on collegiate fashions. As 'part
of the national program of simplifi-
cation in regard to civilian conserva-
tion of materials of defense, Knud-
Fen stated that there would be ho
lowering in quality but that frills must
Along with that*vital (?) reduction
of ice cream molds from 30 sizes to
one, and the, reduction of large tube
cast iron radiators from 33 to 17
varieties, trimmings will be curtailed
and quality stressed as the defense
program will endeavor to limit ,friv
olous Dame Fashion to a simple,
practical uniform.
1941 'Models
Show Varled
Style Trends
Simplicity To Remain Keynote
Of Smartness For Winter Wear;
New Skirt Lengtls Are Shown
Silhouetted against the sky, of the
fashion world are as many varied
styles as there are personalities to
wear them. From the smoothly
sophisticated to the casually classic,
every design forWinter '41 will feat-
ure some new innovation.
For daytime wear, smartness
through simplicity may be obtained
by the slim, sjraight line of a "hug-
me-tight" dre ss. It features, as the
name implies, a long, tightly fitted,
bodice with a straight skirt. Long
jacket costume suits are also mem-
bers of the group.
Skirt Lengths Vary
From this style, the "sweater look"
has ateeferiyed. It found in
both daytime and evening dresses,
the tops of which, fashioned from a
knitted fabric, have a high rounded
neckline and long tight sleeves.
The more pretentious daytime or
informal dinner dress has been given
added flavor through variation of
skirt lengths. The mid-length skirt
has gained popularity during recent
New York showings. Uneven hem-
lines are once again being featured
in smart shops throughout the coun-
try. These are short in front and
longer in back..
Stolen directly from the Ballet
Russe is Mainbocher's dancing dirndl,
for formal wear. The swirling skirt
terminates just above the ankle.
Coats Are Voluminous
In direct reverse to the slim lines
of the dresses, coats are voluminous
with sleeves like tunnels. Turned-
up cuffs are big news for the fur coat
of '1. Wrap-around styles that' tie
at the waist answer the formula for
smartness. For all but the most cas-
ual of occasions capes have main-
tained their popularity.
Even the classic sport dresses have
been altered to some degree by th
addition of deep armholes that reach
almost to the waist. The dolman
sleeves, in turn extend to just above
the elbow.
Whether you choose the new
straight skirt or the standard flared
skirt, the popular street length or the
revolutionary mid-length, the fitted
coat or the smart box-coat, simplicity
still remains the keynote for smart-
Your Face May Be
Your Fortune; Aids
To Beauty Will Help
Someone once said that "your face
is your fortune" and if this saying is
true there is no time like the present

to start cashing in. To smooth the
path of your daily primping, it's a
wise idea to try some of the minor
beauty inventions and preparations
of the day.
As for you mouth - well - the
latest beauticians have gone military
on us with such lipstick shades as
V-Red, Attention Red, All Clear Red
and Victory Red. Keyed to the sea-
son's military colors, these lip sticks
make your mouth blend harmoniously
with your dresses of West Point and
camouflage gray.
Your face isn't your fortune if it
has that perpetual shine. Try the new
automatic nowder nuff. a velvety nad

Song trom 1941



Will Model In Style

At Michigan Theatre; Door
To Be Given By Exhibitors

As their contribution toward the effort to make Michigan forget the
old "four out of five" tradition, The Daily and the Ann Arbor merchants
will cooperate in presenting "All Eyes On You", the winter fashion preview,
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow on the stage of the Michigan Theatre.
Thirty Michigan beauties will model the clothes which college women
all over the country will be wearing for class, for dates, for sports or for
formal dances during the coming winter.
To Provide Musical Background
The mannequins will appear on the stage, then descend a ramp and
walk down the aisles among the audience to the continuous music of
Gordon Hardy, Spec. S.M.. and his orchestra, which will play for the display
for the first time.
All those who attend the show are entitled to a chance in the draw-
ing of door prizes, which Will occur during the intermission. Local stores
will donate the prizes which will in-d-'

- Daily Photo by Bob Killins


JU. d RU jd
Petites Pommes de Terre .
This entire supplement, is you have perhapsnoticed, is being devoted
to women and the stuff which is supposed. to make them- beautiful and al-
luring and help them get a man now and then. fThis stuff is known as
Consequently, we can see nothin' but t'o fall into line and write about
clothes, too. Only 'e're going to write about the ones which do not makeC
them beautiful and alluring. We're going to tell you about the clothes that'
men hate; the things that make men curl up and
die inside and make calm bread wagon horses shy
in the open street. And don't say you've read all
about this before; so have we, but we've got to
have something to write about;
The Old Line?
This is the perfect setup to hand you the old
line about dirty saddle shoes. But we won't do that
either; we're going to give you the old line about
knee-high socks, instead.
It always happens, we know, in the fall. You
get hold of one of them there copies of "Fraulein"
cor a fashion magazine of a like nature and you
' lee one of those tall, slinky, typical-all-American
type models in the suh-moothest pair of navy blue1
socks tufted in colored wool, mom, and they're
oinly three-ninety-five.
After You Get 'Em
So you get 'em and your skirts are too long or your knees are too bony
and pretty soon there you are ba'ck in the old stocking-and-ankle sock com-
bine. Or even worse, when you get these ultra-new leg coverings on and


These four campus queens will
model in the semi-annual style
show, "All Eyes On You", at the
Michigan Theatre tomorrow. They
are Janice Benson, '42, Janet Stick-
ney, '43, Katherine Klintworth, '45
and Anne Highley, '44.



wear them for about a day and a half,
fortably aware that there is only one

you find yourself becoming uncom-

other pair like them in town and those
are being worn by some gal who might
have been the best-dressed girl of
Northeast Cornflake, Iowa, but who a} -
will certainly win no prizes here. She
wears these socks, incidentally, with
semi-high-heeled shoes. For the rest
of the season, the only time you even
look at the things is when you get e)
tangled up in them in the drawer as
you fumble around for your ice skates.£
Just to pep up the pace of this
dissertation-and it certainly needs
it-we thought we'd take a short poll __
among four or five males to see whiat ?; .x+
their opinion 'was on what should be
avoided in gal's clothes. And we think we have something really interesting.
Every last one of 'em practically gagged when we mentioned hair-ribbons-
and they weren't gasping with ecstasy, either.
No Hair Ribbons
They all think the hair ribbon idea is alright when you're young and
weak and can't protect yourself from your mother's pet clothes ideas. But
you're big girls, now, friends. You're in college
and all that sort of bilge, and why you have to
bink one of those coy things on your head,
whether it be on top or on the side or behind
your ear or between your teeth is more than
they can see. So start considering before you
put the next one on.
1 When you have a date (now don't get ex-
cited girls; people still have 'em) and you come
downstairs to meet the groom of the evening
and you notice that his mouth is curling (a)
up, or (b) down-take either, don't just judge
Sthat he's been eating persimmons and let it
go at that; examine your attire. If you have
a babushka wranned around your head. that

Get Lowdown
"It's a long way to Tipperary" and
a longer way to Camp Shelby when
you' can't wait to see your favorite
catch of the draft. Even if it's only
a week-end visit, you'll want to im-
press him with thk fact that you
know a little something about army
regulations and etiquette.
This is the time for you to be the
belle of battery "B," for every man in
uniform will consider it his personal
duty to seethat you are madehappy.
You'll get the rush of your life and
have fun because when it's over, Ann
Arbor will still be Ann Arbor.
Wear Your Best!
Unless a real ball has been planned,
take only a dinner dress for evening
and make it the smoothest one you
own, for they go over big with the
army. For day, you'll look and feel
your best in nothing but spectator
sportswear. If you're the athletic
type there will be plenty of op~lor-
tunity to display your talent so pack
the necessities according to your de-
There's nothing so flattering to a
captain as calling him a major, but
there's nothing so embarrassing to
you as calling a coldnel, a captain and
besides it gives you the know-noth-
ing-about-it label. Be smart and
memorize this table before you board
the train:
One gold bar, Second Lieutenant.
One silver bar, First Lieutenant.
Two silver bars, Captain.
One gold oak leaf, Major.
One silver oak leaf, Lieutenant
One silver eagle, Full Colonel.
One gold star, Brigadier General.
Two gold stars, Major' General.
It's Army Slang
Never, never use slang the way the
army does, but it helps to know what
they're talking about when they
speak of "jaw-bone" for instance. It's
their way of saying they want credit.
Jackets are blouses, trousers are
slacks, and dress trousers are trous-
ers. When they "carry the sword"
they are officers of the day. And
when they say they have to be back
at the Post at eleven, there's no slang
there; they have to be back at eleven!
Let's hope they have a dress par-
ade in your honor for you'll notice
their branch of service'in the lining
of their capes. Yellow is the Cavalry,
blue is the Infantry, and red is the
You're off in a cloud of dust and
military knowledge. Have a wonder-
ful time but don't spend all of his

elude two sweaters, a bottle of co-
logne, sachet, a silk blouse, several
pairs of nylon stockings, a ski blouse,
and coupons which may be exchanged
for reductions on two dresses and a
hat when purchased by the winner.
Song To Be Introduced
Another attraction on the program
will be the playing of a song from
the forthcoming Union Opera, for
which Hardy, a member of Mimes, is
music chairman. "A Dream And I"
by Hardy and Charles Bowen, '41,
which was the hit of "Take a Num-
ber", last year's Mimes presentation
and which was also played at the
Senior Ball in June by Glen Miller's
orchestra, will be another musical
The theme of "All Eyes On You"
will be carried out by a musical back-
ground which will include all those
songs whose titles contain the word
''eyes" that Hardy and the committee
in charge of the show could think of.
Such fayorites as "Green eyes",
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "I've
Got My Eyes On You", "You're the
Apple of My Eye", "Dark Eyes", and
"Stars In My Eyes" will be included.
Models Are Listed
Models for. the fashion show were
selected by representatives of thew 1-
cal shops in conjunction with the
advertising staff of the Daily during
tryouts held Wednesday which over
100 women entered. They were chosen
on the basis of appearance and their
ability to wear clothes suited to the
collegiate types
Among those who will appear as
mannequins are Janice Benson, '42,
Helen Campbell, '43, Jane Connell,,
'42, Nancy Crittenden, '44, Marcia El-,
kins, '43, Mary Lou Ewing, '43, Beth,
Frehse, '43, Marnice Gardner, '42,
Joan Genung, '43, Jane Graham,.'43,
Ruth Gram, '43, Anne Highley, '44,
and Virginia Holmes, '43.
Also Barbara Hulbert, '44, Kath-
erine Klihtworth, '45, Patricia Loug-
head, '42, Betty McKenzie, '44, Betty
Markward, '43, Connie McCleary, '43,
Marion Orth, '43, Harriet Pratt, '43,
Mildred Radford, '42, Jean Ranahan,
'43A., Margaret Savage, '44, Patricia
Scheer, '42, Elinor Sears, '42, Janet
Stickney, '43, Miriam Wendell, '43,
Patricia Young, '43.
Committees Take Charge 1
Lou Carpenter, '42, women's adver-
tising manager of the Daily, is general
chairman in charge of. the fashion
presentation. She is 'assisted by Vir-
ginia Young, '43, who, with Jane,
Lindberg; '44, and Beth Frehse, '43,
is responsible for the models.
Carole Kleiner, '43 is chairman of
arrangements with Marcia Stern, '44,
and Lucy Chase Wright, '44, as her
assistants. Aiding Alice Pearson, '43
in planning the programs are Ellen
Goldstone, '44, June Hastreiter, '44,
Sue Scheffer, '44, and Phyllis 1Buck,
Contacting the houses will be done
by Martha Opsion, '44, and Marjorie
Welber, '44, while Marcia Stern, '44,
will head the committee of ushers,
chosen from the 'Women's Business
Staff of the Daily.
To Usher Tomorrow
Those serving as ushers will be Jean
Caldwell, '43, Mary Jean Czysz, '44,1

in. This has been made possible part-
ly because raccoon pelts are cut' in
strips now and not in squares.
A lower priced fur that is also quite
popular is mouton or South American
lamb worn in safai'i or beaver brown.
A clever mode shown lately for it
is a jacket that swings in' back and
is buckled in frorit with a broadcloth
Beaver Wears Well
Of course, if you are a super pluto-
crat endowed with plenty of maztna,
sheared beaver costing from $400 to
$600 is a good substantial addition
to the old wardrobe. If $100 is just a
measly mess of chicken feed to you,
a snazzy fur-below (forgive us, we
couldn't resist it) would be a white
curly lamb reefer with a bright red
lining and a little cap to match.
In any case, when, as, and if you
go to buy your coat, in order to get
good quality, look for thickness of
fur and not for length-thickness is,
logically enough, what makes it warm.
Long fur is apt to be thin and easily
damaged besides being too heavy in
proportion to the 'amount of warmth
it gives.
Look For Dyes
As for dyes, you should take care
that any skunk fur you may buy has
a brownish tint, which means it has
been tipped only, and not dyed. Rac-
coon should not be brown, but sil-
very. And of course you are- far more
likely to get honest value from a rep-
utable firm than frem some furtive
individual who wants to sell "hot"
furs at what he says is a fractionof
what they are worth. Most often it's

Muskrat Leads
Thi*s Winter's,
Fur Fashions
Styles, With Raccoon, Skunk
And Beaver, Must Be Practical
And Attractive For Campus Use
A fur coat,.though it must be mod-
erately priced for the pocketbooks of .
most college girls, is always a weighty
investment and one that has to be
considered for practicality as well as
The most popular moderate priced
furs this season among college women
are mink-dyed muskrat, let out rac-
coon, and tipped skunk. The first
mentioned is perhaps the favorite be-
cause it is both casual and dressy,
and has not only led among students,
but in 21 American cities among all
classes of people as well.
Muskrat Is Leader

It is
and a

worn in conservative styles, of
the most popular one, cur-
is hem length, full, but not
with a peter pan collar and
sleeves. For raccoon, the old
rah-rah coat is out entirely
new straight style has come

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