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Year's Eve' Will Be Theme






Union To Be

I nto NightClub,
Horns And Baloons Will Lend
Gaiety To Festive Atmosphere;
Dunham'WiIl Provide Music
"If Roosevelt can do it, so can we,"
say the central committee members,
as they announce plans for "'celebrat-
ing New Year's Eve beforehand" at
the annual Soph Prom which will be
held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday,
Dec. 12, in the main ballroom of the
The central committee is arbitrar-
ily changing the date as far as Ann
Arbor is concerned so that Michigan
students can, for the first time, uher
in the Tew Year on the cempus, with
all the gay atmosphere, confusion and
informality usually associated with
New Year's Eve parties.
Horns Provided
Soph Promenaders will all be pro-
vided with horns and blowouts to toot,
and serpentines to throw, so that mid-
night, Dec. 12, will go off exactly as
New Year's Eve anyplace in the coun-
try. Everyone will blow* his horn and
throw his serpentine while the or-
chestra, led by Sonny Dunham, will
play the traditional "Auld Lang
Climaxing the evening will be the
moment when the bells start to ring,
2000 balloons descend enmasse from
the ceiling, and the lights go out!
Then the excitement will begin, the
central committee promises, as the at-
tempt will be made to anticipate the
gay atmosphere of New Year's Eve
and to break down the "formality" of
Ballroom Transformed
For the occasion the ballroom of
the Union will be transformed, under
the direction of Stap Glassman,
chairman of decorations, into a typi-
cal night club, to b known as "Club
30," because that's the Union address
on State Street.
Semi-abstract designs will decor-
ate the walls, depicting such phenom-
ena as pink elephants parading
around a glass #of bubbling cham-
pagne a surrealistic whiskey bottle,
and large silver bells over the band-
stand. Completely hiding the ceiling
from view will be the balloons which
will be released later in the evening.
Innovation Planned
Another innovation which has been
planned by the decorations committee
will be several long white cards to be
hung on the sides of the ballroom for
all those who attend tie dance to
scribble New Year's resolutions and
witty remarks on during inter-
missions. There will also be a stand
at which punch will be offered to the
dancers at no extra cost.s
Bringing his band to make its first
appearance on the Michigan campus,
will be Sonny Dunham, the man who
plays both the trumpet and the trom-
bone, who will provide music for Soph
Prom. Dunham started his own or-
chestra last year, after' being with
Glen Gray for several years as fea-
tured soloist.'
At Casa Manana -
His band has filled engagements at
the Casa Manapa in Culver City and
broadcast during the summer over a
national network from the Meadow-
brook Club in Cedar Grove, N. J.
Tickets will continue to be on gen-
eral sale from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily at
the Union desk uptil the day of the
dance, Chuck Dotterer, general chair-
man, annoiced.

Flattering Clothes Fool Horse
By Qiving Confidence To Rider
A good deal of the ability in riding
depends upon the clothes you' are
wearing. Have them suitable, well-
fitted, and flattering and you willi
achieve an air of "know-how" which
will convince even the horse. All that
remains to be done is to perch haught-
ily atop the animal and say, "Listen,l
you beast, bounce when I do, under-a
stand!" -A
In beginning your shopping tour ;
perhaps the first article you will con-s
sider will be the breeches. These are -
shown in a variety of shades, the(
primary colors of which are brown,
tan, blue, green, and rust; with white

reserved for summer wear.i
Breeches Require Knee Boots
In tlis line you have a choice of I
breeches or jodphurs. The breeches
are cutfull and require knee boots.
The jodphurs have slimmer lines and
are worn with short boots, namely
jodphur boots. As concerns material,
it is primarily a problem of what will
wear the best. Twill seems to remain
the favorite both for neatness and
The complement for your breeches,
or jodphurs, will be a combination of
shirt and jacket, shirt and slip-on
sweater, or shirt and Nest. Jackets
come in all types and colors of tweed.
The usual style is long, fitted at the
waist, cut full at the bottom, to fit
over breeches, and slit up the back.
Hound's-tooth check has taken its
place in the parade of favored tweeds
this season. And don't think the
wearing of this jacket is limited to the
bridal path, for fashion experts claim
they are not only appropriate but
smart for all occasions which require
sport clothes.
Slip-On Shares Honors
The slip-on is the same type of
sleeveless sweater you have been
wearing to classes this year. It shares
honors with the vest for late spring
and early fall riding. The vest pre-
sents more opportunity to use your
ingenuity. These come in wool, tweed,
or suede. Combine a yellow suede
vest with brown breeches, and when
Knitting Committee
To Aid Soviet Relief
All interested in knitting garments
for the soldiers of the RedvArmy and
the homeless of the Soviet popula-
tion are invited to meet at 3 p.m.'
today at the League. The Ann Arbor
society for medical aid to Russia is
organizing this committee.
Students and faculty women are
asked t6 -attend this first meeting.
The yarn will be furnished by the
organization- and knitting instruc-
tions will be gtven to those who do;
not already know how to knit.
Collegiate Sorosis
Announces Initiation

Miller To PlayI
At ChristmasI
Charity Dance
Mittens Which Are Donatedt
Will Be Given To Communityt
Fund; Caroling To Be Featured
With a goal of 500 pairs of chil-
dren's mittehs, the League in con-
junction with Herb Miller and his
orchestra will sponsor an informal]
Christmas Mitten Party from 9 p.m.
to midnight, Dec. 13, in the League
For the first time in the history of
practically anything, those attending
the dance will not receive door prizes
or favors, but will instead bring a
pair of inexpensive mittens. These
will be hung on a huge Christmas
tree which will stand in one corner
of the ballroom.
Orphans Inspired It
Miller conceived the idea while
seeing "Blossoms In The Dust"-a
show dealing with underprivileged
orphan children, if you remember.
The mittens contributed will be
tur' ed over to the Christmas Com-
mi iity Fund which will organize the
d' tribution among needy children in
f .n Arbor.
There will be no advance in prices
over those of the regular week-end
dances. Decorations will borrow the
color and gayety of Christmas and
the huge crystal ball suspended from
center ceiling will reflect the multi-
colored lights on the tree.
Giving Counts
"It's the idea of giving that counts,"
Miller said-"these need not be ex-
pensive mittens, just something
which fills the true meaning of the
word gift."
If the dancers wish to sing Christ-
mas Carols, the orchestra will ac-
company them on several numbers,
he added.
Martha Cook Annual
Christmas Formal
To Be Tomorrow
Martha Cook Building will hold its
annual Christmas formal tomorrow
from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., with Max
Crossman's band providing music.
Heads of campus organizations
have been invited to attend the dance
as guests of the dormitory, Virginia
Capron, '43, general chairman, re-
vealed. Among them will be Margare
Sanford, '42, president of League
Coupcil; Jane Baits, '42, chairman
of Judiciary Council; Jean Hubbard,
'42, president of Assembly; Robert
Sibley, '42, president of Union; Rich-
ard Shuey, '43, president of Con-
gress, and William Slocum, '42, chair-
man of Men's Judiciary Council.
Both the "Blue Room" and the
"Red Room" of Martha Cook will be
cleared for dancing. Mrs. G. Die-
kema, social director of the dormi-
tory, and Miss Sarah Rowe will chap-

There's many a lad in Ann Arbor,
today who regrets that first fine flush
of enthusiasm which led him to feel
that he would show up to advantage
in the Union Opera, Mimes offering
which will take over the boards of
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre next
It isn't that they're not all having '
fun doing their respective bits for the
glory of Mimes, and all that sort of,
trash, but it's that bitter moment,
when Jan Hiatt, the girl who nobly
volunteered (in a weak moment) to
chairman the costuming end, ap-
proaches with the trusty tape measure
to reveal to all the world the thinness
of a thin clest or the wideness of a
wide posterior.
Jan wouldn't tell us who had the
narrowest chest; she claims it's too
humiliating-so you car, imagine that
it's pretty small. Person'ally, we're en-
visioning some husky drink of water
who boasts about a 23" chest ex-
The Hip Measurements
There's no. question, however, about
who takes the blue ribbon in the hip
WAA Hobby Mass
Meeting To Be Held
Today To Plan Club
All University women who are in-
terested in any sort of a hobby or in
getting interested in one, are urged
to attend the mass meeting which
will be held at 4 p.m. today at the'
Women's Athletic Building.
Bette Sachs, '42Ed, in charge of
the group, will discuss plans for a
hobby club to be established under
the sponsorship of WAA.
Just sample hobbies are the follow-
ing: collections of any kind, leather,
metal work, making Christmas cards,
handicraft work, stamp collecting,
while any other one that might be in
one's mind will be brought , out and
cultivated, Miss Sachs said.
The club will meet regularly after
the first meeting today, from 4 p.m.
to 6 p.m. on Thursday on the second
floor of the W.A.B.
So if you have a hobby and want
to developsit to its utmost, the hobby
mass meeting today is the place to
be. They'll show you how and do
all the necessary urging that you
might need.
Hillel Will Give PM
Hillel Foundation will hold its
weekly "P.M." social from 4 p.m. to
6 p.m. today. Specials guests for to-
day's affair, which will include bridge,
ping-pong, music, and refreshments,
will be the residents of 915 Oakland,
814 East University, the Lawyer's Club
and Phi Epsilon Pi.
Interviewing for all women who
have submitted petitions for Sen-
ior Ball candidacy will be held
from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. today in
the League.

measurement division. Chairman Jim
Gormsen tomes through with a rous-
ing 46" through the beam, and if he
isn't in a rhumba number, then all
we can say is, it's an out-and-out
waste of talent.
Bud Sykes, at least, is placed in his
proper sphere. He has the distinc-
tion, if you want to call it that, of
having the smallest waist measure-
ment in the cast. Twenty-seven in-
ches is the official )Sykes circumfer-
ence, and it, and the rest of the Sykes
body is gracing what we like to call
the "Weeping Willow Quartet" section
of the surrealistic ballet.
It is the duty of this noble four to
flagellate their arms about wildly
during the entire number. That's all
they do; just wave the old arms up
and down and vary it occasionally
with a sinking movement-a la the
drooping lily-in the general direc-
tion of the floor.
Bill Is Unparalleled
Bill, it goes without saying, is un-
paralleled as a "Weeping Willow."
With that slim waistline and trellis-
like physique he has a tremendous
head start on his fellow Willows and,
in addition, there's a smooth follow-
through in his drooping motion that
puts him in a class by himself.
Measuring isn't the hardest of Jan's
jobs, this week has proven, incident-
ally. Tact in persuasion-not accur-
acy in measurement has been most
important, recently. She chanced to
think of what would happen if sev-
eral dozen boys trotted out on a stage
for dress rehearsal-wearing skirts
for the first time. Visions of the hor-
rible massacre, featuring falling bod-
ies, which would result, made her lay
ddwn the law that the boys mnust wear
skirts all this week for conditioning
purpose They're doing it, so Jan
must hie tact!
Ride at
Free Transportation
to and from stables
Every Friday
Call 2-3441

For Juniors

All junior women interested in try-
ing out for the dance committee of
the 1942 JGP must report between
4 p.m. and 6 p.m. today and tomor-
row at the League, Jean Ranahan
and Lorraine Dalzen. co-chairmen
of the dance, announced.
Women with surnames between A
and L will meet today and those
from M through Z tomorrow. From
the, tryouts, four sub-chairmen will
be selected to help with the plan-
ning and teaching of dance routines.
The women who survive the try-
outs will later be classified in chorus,
routine and solo dance parts accord-
ing to their specialized talents. Also
at this time, costumes chairmen' will
take measurements in the event of
later participation in the junior
girl's play.
The JGP is the important project
of the junior women which is given
annually at the League. The suc-
cess of the dance acts depend upon
the turnout.
All junior women interested are
urged to attend whether or not they
have previously signed up for work
on the dance committee.

Unlucky Males In UniNOn Opera
Have Figure Faults Revealed.

Dance Tryouts
Will Be Held.


the weather becomes more than
chilly, wear it under your jacket.
Shirts Go Color-Crazy
A shirt is necessary with any of
these outfits. And here is where you
may go color-crazy. Wild plaids, and
bright plain colors promise not to
bother anyone, including the horse.
Wool for cool weather, silk, rayon, or
gabardine for warmer days has be-
come almost a rule.
Felt porkpies, or colorful jockey
caps keep your curls in place. Roomy
pigskin, plain leather, or knitted
gloves prevent chilly fingers. And
ties, either bow or four-in-hand, en-
hance the outfit. One appropriate
four-in-hand tie has been found with
horses heads printed on it.
Boots Complete Attire
To complete what is now a prac-
tical habit, indulge in well-made
boots. These come in knee length, to
be worn with breeches, or slort jod-
phur boots. The latter has been sub-
stituted by congress gaiters with elas-
tic tops, popular for the simple reason
that they go on easier.
Graduate Tea Dance'
Will Be Given Today
A graduate tea dance and social
hour is to be held in the assembly
hall of the Rackham Building from
4 p.m/ until 6 p.m. today. Dancing
to recorded music, bridge games, and
refreshments will be featured for the
graduate students and for the fac-
ulty, who are also invited.
The dances, which are sponsored
by the Graduate Student Council,
will be continued throughout the
year if this first one is successful.

Lift the burden on Johnny's
and Mary's eyes . . . make
their homework easier with a
brand new I.E.S. study lamp;
Use'at least a 150-watt bulb.
Your dealer has attractive
new styles now on display.
See them today. (WX'e do not
sell these lamps.) The Detroit
Edison Company.


initiation of
New York;
Ann Arbor;
Ann Arbor;
Joseph, and

Soro is announces the
Elizabeth Adams, Grad.,
Beatrice Bouchard, '44,
Margery Bursley, '43,
Nancy Filstrup, '43, St.
Martha Keas, '44, Hills-

Other initiates are Betty Rinehart,
'43, Detroit; Barbara Schoepfle, '44,
Ann Arbor; Penelope Shaw, '44, Ann
Arbor; Sally Stroh, '43, Detroit, and
Ann Vennell, '44, Grand Rapids.

Wedding Announced
Of Stegenga, Coston
Mr. and Mrs. Albert H. Stegenga
announce the marriage of their
daughter, Ruth Mary, to Malcolm
MacGregor Coston, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Coston, of Hornell, N.Y.
Mrs. Coston who received her bach-
elor of arts degree from the Uni-
versity in 1940 has been engaged in
graduate work in clinical psychology.
Since her graduation, she was assist-
ant psychologist at the Michigan
State Home and Training school at.
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