THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Gifts For The Male Animal: Adjust
Your Buying To The Type Of Man
Suggestions Are Offered
For Steady, Ex-Steady,
Is Best For 'Him'
By EUGENE MANDEBERG
Suggesting gifts for the male ani-
mal is tricky business and person-
ally we wouldn't be caught dead with
what some of the bright coeds might
purchase for us while under the in-
fluence of the Christmas spirit.
But as long as we have been co-
erced into this, may we offer a few
suggestions as to what to buy your
boy friend, ex-boy friend, or just
another "type of man to whom you
If you are the kind of girl who can
walk around with the knowledge
that YOU HAVE A MAN, your prob-
lem is simple from the start. To be-
gin with, if you have a man, you don't
really have to buy him anything, but
that is outside the~ scope of this arti-
Best thing we can suggest is a list
ofplaces to go in town", which you
can' draw up yourself, or have printed
by a local show owner. This list
should contain your suggestions of
places to go for those steady week-
end dates, excluding of course the
three stock gathering places, the
movies, the dances and the great
outdoors as exemplified by the Ar-
Don't live in a fool's paradise, the
problem is bothering your steady
more than he cares to admit.
Now for the ex-boy friend, the
problem of attack is entirely differ-
ent. The gift which might well be
most apt is the return of his frater-
nity pin, wrapped in a gay colored
gift box and containing a card with
nasty or it-might-have-been words,
depending on how you feel now.,
If You Feel Like Sister ...
If you still feel like a sister, you
could send hin the picture of your
roommate, with the suggestion that
she is just about the closest he will
be able to get to you.
The scrawny type of male is al-
ways a delicate problem. Perhaps
the wisest thing would be to secure
for him a course from one of those
fellows you see in the magazines, we
mean the ones in those skimpy leop-
ard skins breaking massive chains
with their bare and brawny hands.
(We assume no obligations as to his
actions after the couse of ten easy
lessons has been completed.)
For Athletic Type
Opposed to the previous type is the
athletic man, the one with the letter
oni his chest and the size 13 shoes on
his feet. For him the best bet would
be an ornamental set of iron bars
that he can twist for practice, or per-
haps a year's subscription to a Su-
perman magazine so that he will be
spurred on to greater efforts.
Now if you are bothered with the
type of male who is always under
the impression that he is the world's
greatest lover, Casanova-was-a-piker
variety, don't buy him anything. But
for yourself,. 'we strongly urge the
purchase of a tube of Quinine lip-
stick. He's a better man than we
are if he passes that barrier,
The Frigid Type
Of course, the frigid lads must be
dealt with next. The best gift you
could give them would be a none too
subtle hint that the mercury drops
when they enter the room. (This is
strictly oral business, we advocate
nothing in writing). If you want
something more concrete, try a little
book called "One Hundred Different
Ways To Live Alone and Be Abso-
lutely Miserable, With Solitaire Sug-
gestions On the Side." If that does-
n't get him by New Year's Eve, give
A PLACE TO
Escape the Christmas shop-
ping rush by meeting here
with your friends. It'll re-
lieve your nerves when you
relax at last in this congen-
ial atm9sphere. Wine cock-
tails and Pastry wifl be served
here daily except Sunday.
Why don't you drop around
and plant that smile on your
face once more!
We don't cook
We PREPARE it.
Gift-Giving Will Be Curtailed
At Chri tmas In Other Lands
ACCORDING TO ADVANCE reports from retailers throughout' the
nation, gift-giving for Christmas 1941 will hit an all-time high.
With money to jingle in their pockets; the millions who have been re-
stored to employment at increased wages and salaries by the defense
boom will be making up for the dismal Yuletides of depression years.
But in other lands Christmas will be just another day this year, or
at best there will be only a feeble effort at observance of the festivity
of the Christmas Season. It will be a rationed Christmas, a Christmas
under siege and fire.
In the midst of the flood of holiday spirit which will sweep over
these United States in the next month, we should be mindful of the
lesser lot of tPose who stand guard on freedom's ramparts in Britain,
Russia, China and in Northern Africa. Small gifts, financial and
otherwise, from America will generate much cheer in lands overseas by
providing much-needed food, fuel, clothing and medicines.
In the University and in your home community numerous agencies
are at work for this purpose. Bundles for Britain, the British War
Relief, the United China War Relief, Medical Aid for Russia, and
others can convey your support to thosie whose needs are tlge greatest.
If you are one who gives with the true Christmas spirit, folks in
other lands will have a better time this year because of your efforts.
Gabardine, Camel's Hair Remain
Favorites Among Sportswear
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In spite of the vagaries of Ann
Arbor weather Old Man Winter seems
to have come to stay, and with him
all the outdoor sports that charac-
terize the cold season.*
All of which reminds us that if
we're going to take part in those
sports, we ought to think about the
clothes that will help make them the
reversible have appeared. One very
interesting and attractive coat fea-
tures a pure long wool cloth on one
side and gabardine on the other.
With the coat comes a detachable
hbdd that either buttons or zips at
the neck line. Other variations on
this theme include leather, suede,
and capeskin with the gabardine on
the other side (outside or inside
depends on which way you look at
A possible competitor to the gabar-
dine coat has appeared in the form of
a camel's hair sport jacket of the
finger tip variety. These coats come
in a variety of colors instead of the
traditional whites and tans of gabar-
Well, so much for coats, and now
we might say a few words about.
shirts, in particular, plaid shirts.
(What would the Paul Bunyan for-
mal have been without them?) There
doesn't seem to be anything that
gives quite the outdoor effect that
plaids can.) A good plaid shirt makes
you look and feel ready to do any-
thing in an outdoor way.
Bottlenecks Il 'Vests'
Explained By Editors
It is with deepest regret that the
editors announce the non-appear-
ance of "Leather Vests," a precedent-
Attractive wool plaid shirts.
Available in red and blue.
in por t e d
an ideal gift.
A wide assortment
Available it all
leathers from $4.00 to $8.50.
most fun. (We can't afford them
either, but it's fun dreaming, isn't
To most of us the thought of out-
door sport clothes means something
made of gabardine, and this season
won't bring anything that will change
our minds. It looks as though gabar-.
dine sports wear is destined for an-
other successful year.
Several new versions of the famed
smashing article which was to have
been written by Touchstone from his
Mills Hotel retreat just outside of
Touchstone's article was a mystery
to all of us, but he had promised
something which would have filled
the dual functions of Esquire and
According to ugly rumor, he was
gored to death while gathering his
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A Van Boven Shirt in either
a fHne native or imported
fabric is a gift sure to please.
$2.65 to $5.00.
for MEN and WOMEN
Hfandkerchiefs in fancy
coirds asid initials fr'ont 65c
colors in wool hosiery. $1.00
with Hard or Soft soles
$3.00 and $4.00
pis 10% a V"
Itobe"s of flantel,
Blue and Burgundy
Terry cloth. $8.50 to $15.00
$10.00 to $15.00
$3.95 to $8.50
in Black, Blue, Tan,