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Filipino Student

Crosses Troul



Bill Sawyer Promises Gay
Festivities For Dec. 31; Foot
'Doctor, Aspirips Provided
The Union's annual New Year's Eve
dance will start at 10 p.m. Dec. 31,
and will last until sometime the next
The dance will be like that of last
year with horns, whistles, serpentines,
confetti, and other tools of celebra-
tion which will be afforded the guests
shortly before midnight.
It is rumored that Bill Sawyer will
entertain the New Year celebrators
during intermission with a graceful
toe-dance on which he declares he has
been working for years.
Aspirin To Be Provided
Foot-doctors will be at each door to
take care of incapacitated feet and
Dr.. Brace of the Health Service will
be in attendance with a huge box of
aspirin as an antidote to'various ail-
Also, a tremendous prize will be
given to anyone who manages to put
a handful of confetti in Dave Falvay's
trombone. Quoting from a lengthy
statement made by Joan Clement, '43,
runner-up of last year-"Can't be
Since Unioncards will not be re-
quired in order to purchase tickets,
Sawyer insists that everyone should
come and that t will last until" ev-
eryone is happy beyond compare."
Special Arrangements Planned
For everyone's enjoyment, he has
made several speci#l arrangements
including: "Embraceable You" to be
sung by Gwen Cooper, "Papa Picco-
lini" and "Huckleberry Duck" by Big
John and the quartet, a sparkling new
arrangement of Ravel's "Bolero" and
the initial audition of "Blue Prelude."
Decorations have been reported as
being gigantic, but their exact nature
has not been disclosed. However, bal-
loons are included since hundreds of
them are to descend upon the crowd
on the stroke of midnight when the
band plays "Auld Lang Syne."
Former insurance salesman,
Jack Grady, will execute his best
job of selling when he brings the
entire League Council to the Un-
ion's Annual New Year's Eve
Dance. The girls will get League
Points for attending with him.

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Perk up! Christmas is almost here
and most of us are set for a shopping
spree. Only, this time we'll forget
cadeaux de Noel'sand concentrate on
ourselves. Most wardrobes are crying
for an added dress or two-so let's
place them on top of the list.
As one magazine cleverly puts it:
draped hiplines make headlines. It's
in keeping with the long torso effect
that proved top rate this season.
Oblique necklines match a flared hip
length draping. This new type hip-
line starts from the waist and falls
diagonally to about one third of the
length of the skirt. They're featured
as ruffled, pleated or shirred.
Now, above all, the motif militaire
is played up in a dress with V neck-
line, V yoke and nipped in by a fab-

Pacific To Continue Her Education

Stockings Filled With Original
Gifts Will Please Entire Farmily

Stocking gifts are the most fun of
all the shopping a person has to do
for Christmas. But it takes an ex-
tremely original mind to keep from
repea'ting the same old' ideas each
year or descending to the back
scratcher-tin flute level of gift giv-.
ing. 'In case your swell of ingenuity
has run dry, here are a collection
of suggestions you might find useful
There is first of all father who is
tired to death of striped ties, and
trick cigarette lighters. Why not glad-
den his heart with a compact little
manicure set so he won't have to pare
his nails with his jack knife.
Cater To His Hobby
Or give him a swivel-head flash-
light with an unbreakable plastic lens
to use when he goes on a hunting
trip or when he gets -a flat tire at
night and needs a light badly. Cater
to his hobbies and buy small but good
additions to his camera, or some of
the latest in trout lures. Small but
useful gifts like these will take the
curse off those six pairs of garters
he received anng his other presents.
And Mother would love it, no doubt,
if you slipped a few glamorous little
beauty aids in her stocking. There is
a little hat-shaped compact being
sold now which would please her no
end with its smartness and conven-
Give Desk Supplies
She might appreciate desk suppliesI
tbo, such as a little case of pins and 1

stickers and clips, or a clever paper
weight, or some of the new feather-
weight air-mail stationery. And since
Red Cross knitting has begun in ear-
nest, she won't feel dated if you pro-
duce a collapsible plastic yarn nest.
For that popular brother of yours
it's very easy to buy something clever.
He'll like facilities to keep himself
neat so he can impress his best girl
with a minimum of time and effort.
On the market now there are swing-'
ing trouser hangers, and cedar shoe
trees, not to mention a pocket kit
for good grooming. Plastic belt or
braces would not come 'amiss either
for this budding Beau Brummel.
Give Beauty Aids
- Perhaps you have a sister of sub-
deb age who is interested in high
school fads. She'd appreciate a coin-
holding bracelet or a sub-deb pen and
"him" book to matph. Girls this age
also appreciate any beautifying aids.
A plastic hair brush set or a tiny
make-up kit would delight her. If
she is an out-door girl, a small ski-
pack containing lotions and creams
would come in very handy.
As for the small fry a few tubes of
finger paint and a roll of glazed
shelf paper would keep them happy
for days. The paint is washable, non-'
poisonous and loads of fun. Modeling
clay or a 'good pipe for blowing bub-
bles are good gifts to please zs nall
heart. And don't forget the little
wooly animals.

ric belt. Keep your chin up in this
The V-for-Victory neckline is 4lso
combined effectively with the new
uneven hem-line in a holiday date
dress. These hems which dip gradu-
ally to hang several inches longer in
back, are reputedly gaining popular-
You'll paint the town red okay; but
do it in a pleated peplum, V neck and
jewelled 'thumbs-up' pin on left
shoulder. We've found a coat-dress
that doesn't add ten years to your
figure. It's red but with black ac-
cent on top, black buttoned belt and
three quarter sleeves.
Celanese rayon crepe seems to be
the popular date dress choice. Here's
one that's glamour plus. Black with
colored rayon-velvet ribbon laced on
left side from shoulder to hip where
it ends in a conspicuous bow. Add a
flash of jewelry and be prepared for
1 a persistent stag line.;
Bright for black : contrasting color
adds a certain dash to the basic color.
If you invest in an inexpensive pair
of colorful suede gloves-attention
'42 Coke Bar
Has Nove- DIdea
'Alka-Seltzer Shuffle' Is Name
Of Disguised Union Tea Dance
Something new is under the sun in
the form of the "Alka-Seltzer Shuf-
fle" to be held from 3:30'p.m. to 5:30
p.m., Jan. 8, in the main ballroom of
'he Union., It's really a coke b.r in
disguige but on a much bigger scale
as initiated by Robert Templin, '43,.
general chairman.
To start the new year right, prep-
aratigns are already under way. As
an added feature of the afternoon,
special delegations of the ROTC and
NROTC will form part of the escort
service for the women. For the men,
special "queens" ,of the campus will
be on hand to act as hostesses.
This first attempt of the year to
organize tea dances at the Union as
a successor to last year's "Hangoverv
Hustle" which had the same purpose;
namely, to help everyone over the
results of Christmas cheer. As guests
leave, a small-sized bottle of Alka-
Seltzer will be given to them at the
It's an all-campus affair and ev-
eryone is invited, so come one-come
all. If you are sans date, so much
the better for those whose job it is
to make this a success. At least the
girls will never be wallflowers with
the military type of companionship
provided, according to the committee.
All the big name bands will be
there to furnish music for dancing
in the nature of records. The price
of admission is "one thin dime froml
the merr and a smile from the

Don't ask me what I've been doing
in the Dean's office lately. I've been
in there though and long enough
to get a glimpse of the humor and
the despair, the casual optimism and
the near tragedy that characterize
I student trips to the inner sanctum.
Perhaps you've noticed, if you've
been one of those waiting students,
the scrapbook that visitors' of Dean
Walter's are invited to fill with their
thoughts and impressions. They quite
run the gamut of emotion. Says one
"I'm here because I am a member of
the locked out generation." signed
"Joe,'41." "It looks"like the end and
I worked so darned hard this semes-
te," is another's calm comme't.
'On The Precipice ...
One page is headed "On the Preci-
pice," others contain pictures of
crossed fingers, sketches of the Dean,
sketches of the student "before" and
The writers seemed to touch mainly
on the serious and philosophical side.
One said he had just come to realize
he was not fitted for a scholastic
career but that he liked to work and
to draw, hoped he could make a suc-
cess at that. One other student
advised others not to give up if they
were flunked out once because he
knew they would be helped to return.
One said financial difficulties were
forcing him to leave but he hoped to
return. There was a confession of a
"lazy lug" that he was in the office
to settle the difficulties of a brilliant
girl ,who was being forced to leave
school through illness.
Rneflections Ont The Past'
Most common were tributes to Dean
Walters and to Michigan, expressions
of regret at misdemeanors, and re-
flections on life away from Michi-
gan-in the "outer world" and par-
ticularly in the army. Following sev-
eral brief reflections on army life
(mostly of isolationist sentiment) was
a long dissertation by one on this
"age which has produced a Hitler and
a Stalin" and which it was hoped
would "produce a Napoleon not of the
sword but of the jpen, not of mystery
but of enlightenment." One student
wrote bitterly, "Gee, how can an
idealistic person like me who loves
philosophy and dealing in the realm
of metaphysics ever possibly digest a
horrid course like Psych. 31???"
Heading one page was "A fresh
leaf! That's what we would like to
do with each page of our lives. The
The engagement of their daughter
Miriam '43, to Lt. Rowland Hazard
McLaughlin of Chicago and Fort
Monmouth, was announced by Dr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Westerman of Ann
Arbor. Lieutenant McLaughlin re-
ceived his Bachelor of Science degree
in electrical engineering last June in
Miss Marion Barrett Rohrbeck,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W.
Rohrbeck was married to Dr. Stanley
Wyman Crego of Detroit, son of Mrs.
W. Crego and the late Dr. Crego of
Saginaw. Dr. Crego is a graduate of
the College of Dental Surgery.
Also announced is the marriage of
Juliet Evans, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. F. E. vans of Detroit, to Ken-
neth L. G af, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.
I. Graf of Spring Lake. Mr. Graf, a
University graduate, is a member of
the Tau Beta Pi fraternity.
Mr. and Mrs. William Charles Man-
chester of Ann Arbor announce. the
marriage of their daughter Laura
Elizabeth to Ifoldane Burgess Leask,
son of Mr. and Mrs. John MacPherson
Leask, Fairchild, Conn. Mrs. Leask]

received her degree from the College
of Literature and Mr. Leask from the
College of Pharmacy.
The engagement of Dorothy Kath-
leen Smith, daughter of Mrs. Stanley
W. Smith of Detroit, to Donald D.
Davis, son of Mrs. F. D. Davis and
the\ late Mr. Davis, also of Detroit,
was recently announced. Both re-
ceived their degrees from the Uni-
versity, where Miss Smith was a mem-
ber of Alpha Chi Omega Mr. Davis
was a member of Trigon durirng his
attendance at the University. He
received his degree in law at Wayne
Dr. and Mrs. E. Q. Ward, of Sagi-
naw, announce the engagement of
their daughter, Mildred, '41, to Ercell
Carley, '42E, son of Mr. and Mrs.
1Ralph Carley, of Rome, N. Y. %Miss
Ward is a member of the Kappa Delta

sad part of it is that like this scrap-
book, others can always open and
glance through the soiled pages-and
in doing so a blot falls on this and
pages to come. How tragic." An
equally philosophic waiter said sol-
emnly, "The past two days have open-
ed my eyes, to the possible reaction of
a soldier confronted by barbed wire
barricades and no clippers. I hope
that Dean Walters possesses the will
and the means to shear the crimson
bonds which encircle me."
Pulling The Usual . ..'
Another student wrote glibly "I
hope the Dean falls for my story
about the bad foot and lets me take
four hours this semester. Another
confided he didn't know whether he
could pull the wool over the Dean's
eyes or not. The comment written
below was "If you did, you're a better
guy than I am."
Tribute after tribute went to Dean
Walters whd was consistently walled
"very human" a "regular fellow" and
a "swell guy." One, writer said he
wanted to go back often because the
Dean had given him coughdrops. An-
other said it was already his 28th
kvisit. A third said he was going to
graduate in a few days and wanted to
thank the Dean for the favors he
had done for him outside his duties.
Scolors, Thinkers, Failures
Yes and there were quotations from
Shakespeare. several in Latin, one in
Hebrew and one in the Morse code.
Future office sitters were admonished
to be of good cheer and not to for-
get that there were New Yorkers in
the office to pep one up. A Spanish
girl asked that students here appreci-
ate their opportunities for education
and for help. -'One student flunking
out said he regretted his wrongs, said
"Michigan is only what you make it."
Another said wistfully "victory is hol-
low without occasional defeat."' One
cynical soul advised that all contri-
butions should be examined as to their
degree of insanity.
Gracing a good corner of one page
was this dissertation: "I've got to get
special eligibility permission - I've
been on The Daily three years-I be-
lieve I'm in line for a senior job. i4
don't especially love The Daily so,
but if I get a senior appointment I'm
reasonably sure of a job after gradu-
ation. My scholastic record could
never get me a job-because I've
worked so hard on The Daily." Fol- I
lowing was a sketch on the vicious
circle of neglect of first grades and
then Daily assignments one on ac-
count of the other.
It all goes to show that there's a
true court of human relations over
there in Angell Hall. As one student
put it simply, "You will receive jus-
tice." And a Merry Christmas-=see
you next year.

Raphaelita Hilario, Grad., a lovety
and gracious prototype of the modern
Filipino career woman, risked her life
travelling to America on a Japanese
liner this summer for the sake of
coming to the University to study
political science under a Barbour
Educated at the University of the
Philippines in Manila. Miss Hilario
was Dean of Women at a college of
liberal arts at San Pabla City in the
province of Laguna when she re-
ceived word that she had won a schol-
arship. She left Manila with a group
of students June 8 on a Japanese ship
to take a devious route by way of
Tokyo in her month's sea voyage to
the mainland.
Sees Japan At War'
At Tokyo Miss Hilario had an op-
portunity to see Japan under a war-
time economy. She states that even
at the most exclusive hotels no meat
was to be had, and broth cost 50 cents
in American money alone, being sev-
eral times that much in yen. The only
automotive vehicles to be seen were
cars burning coal instead of gas.
Because of strained international
relations, the group were rather ap-
prehensive about being on a Japanese
ship, but the trip was very pleasant
otherwise-to quote Miss Hilario,
"The Japanese officers were very gor,-
geous to us."-and the party arrived
safely on the west coast.
Attack Surprises Manila
The war between America and Ja-
)an has caused Miss Hilario no little
anxiety as her relatives are in or
near Manila and her father must re-
main there at his post as adviser to
President Quezon (pronounced Keh-
ssone and not Kay-zone we discov-
ered). She says the Japanese attack
was no more surprising to the United
States than it was to the islanders,

was evacuation centers from slum
areas and a few air raid shelters. The.
most unbelievable fact about the
whole thing she thinks is the bombing
of the province of Davo where most of
the Japanese in the Philippines live.
Miss Hilario finds America not too
different from her own country, but
she is struck by our self-sufficiency
and our ability to relax and play. She
points out that American women were
not the first career women, but that
Filipino women had careers back as
far as the seventh century when a
Moorish traveller Iben Batuta visited
Princess Urduja, woman ruler of the
kingdom of Pangasinan. now a Fili-
pino province.
Women Enter Politics
The coming of the Spaniards in-
troduced household arts and increas-
ed modesty in women, so it was not
until America took over that island
women came into public life again.
Miss Hilario was the classmate of the
most famous woman politician in the
Philippines today.
Only one thing Miss Hilario thinks
is disagieeable here is the Ann Arbor
weather, and nobody can be offended
at that, because everyone quite agrees.
Election Announced
Sigma Nu recently elected Lawton
Hammett, '42E, as president to suc-
ceed Richard L. Gillion, '4kL. Ham-
mett is also co-captain of the Var-
sit tennis team and president of
Vulcans, senior engineering honor
To Attend Meeting
Several mtmbers of the University
of Michigan History Department will
atteend a meeting of the' American
Historical Association to be held in
Chicago during Chrastmas Vacation.
Prof. R. H. McDowell and Prof. A. E.

PX f. R. 14. M11. lW and . Pra' . 1 .
whose only preparation for bombing R. Boak will present papers.
University of Michigan Students
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Command perfornmanCe, dresses for
every day- of the Christmas Holi-
days. Tailored and Lea-party dress-
es, in wool or silk-crepe. All1 colors,
with accent on white. Sizes 9 to 1 6.
M to 9 M -
staringFridy -ope 9:3 A. to9:00P M - troug Tisda

There's more than enough Christ-
mas joy to go around ... so we're
dividing our share into generous
portions, and sending you a good
measure in the wish - A Merry


to the students of the

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