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National Defense Uniforms



All ImportantFashions

They're here--the season's most
significant fashions! In trim styles
designed for maximum service and
neatness, in every branch of wo-
man's worknthe new national defense
uniforms are ready.
You can't go into uniform, how-
ever, until you've satisfied the re-
quirements for each of the three ma-
jor organizations of woman's civilian
defense. For some of them examina-
tions are given while others require
a minimum amount of service hours,
or both. But whether you chose the
American Red Cross, the Office of
Civilian Defense or the American
Woman's Voluntary Service you can
be of vital importance to defense as
you earn yourself the right to wear
one of the attractive blue uniforms.
Aid Wears Chambray
The nurse's aid wears a corded
chambray uniform in blue and white
stripe, topped by a generously cut
apron in white poplin. Over that,
for her outdoor wear, she might slip
the American Red Cross slate blue
cavalry twill coat. It comes in one
simple fitted style,. with a choice of
a zip-in flannel lining to match the
coat, or one to match the grosgrain
epaulets that indicate the branch of
Other Red Cross workers will
choose the lighter outdoor uniform,
a coat dress of service blue rayon and
wool mixed covert cloth. It is fitted
also, but with double rows of blue
buttons and four roomy pockets. A
white shirt and blue tie worn under
makethe uniform look extremely
tailored, while an overseas cap in
matching covert tops it off in mili-
tary style.
Outdoor Styles Listed
Office of Civilian Defense uniforms
offer outdoor workers two styles, de-

tion. Southern climates call for a
collarlessusuit inmfadedsblue denim.
The jacket is long and belted, the
skirt trim with a single box pleat.
In colder regions an all wool suit of
slate blue shetland is in order. Gold
buttons trim the pockets and shoul-
ders of the jacket, and the brown lea-
ther belt has a matching gold buckle.
With the exception of the crisp and
full cut nurses aid uniform, the most
feminine of the new styles is the in-
door worker's service blue rayon
dress. The sleeves are long, full, and
loose at the wrist. Gold buttons trim
the soft fabric, with grosgrain ap-
plique on the shoulder epaulets. The
skirt is slightly flared, with one ac-
tion pleat in the back.
Earn; Your Uniform
These uniforms have their place
only in defense work. The right to
wear them should be looked upon as
a privilege, earned through hard
work and unending patience. Trim-
ness and neatness in uniform is a
law for those who wear them.
There is an attractive uniform for
every branch of service, and they are
already available at women's cloth-
ing stores. It. is up to the women who
would be seen wearing these emblems
of service to begin earning the right
by contributing time and talent
where they are needed.

Union To Hold
'Seltzer' Bar
'Alfa-Seltzer Shuffle,' 1942's
First Dance, To Be Thursday
Having the distinction of the first
dance after vacation and attempting
to remedy the obvious condition on
campus, the "Alfa-Seltzer Shuffle"
will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30
P.m. Thursday in the main ballroom
of the Union.
Because the first coke bar of the
year proved such a success, Bob
Templin, '43, social chairman, an-
nounced that the "Alfa-Seltzer Shuf-
fle" would be held in the main ball-
room in order to accommodate more
Twenty-five women will be spec-
ially invited to act as hostesses for
the afternoon and members of the
ROTC and NROTC will act as es-
corts for the women who attend this
informal tea dance.
Tea, coffee, cokes and cookies will
be served on the terrace where also
tables will be provided for those who
want to play bridge. Music will fea-
ture the nation's top bands ala juke-
lodeon. Favors of small Alfa-Seltzer
bottles (containing the real seltzer)
will be given to each person attend-
ing "to be used as they see fit."
Every one is urged to attend the
"Alfa-Seltzer Shuffle"; women will be
admitted free and men will be
charged 10 cents.

Suit Cuts Ice Capers

Your Sound
Or Fire Alarm?
Say, what about the sound effects?
What with your preoccupation with
lipstick, nail polish and eau de col-
ogne, it's ten-to-one you never give
your voice a thought. You forget
that a dull rasping voice just doesn't
jibe with a chic and charming ex-
terior. Both in the business world
and socially, a pleasant voice is a
definite asset.
To decide whether your voice falls'
in the "Five O'clock Whistle" or
Hedy Lamarr class, have a record
made, or if time and finances won't
permit, close your eyes and listen
carefully as you speak. If you haven't
committed suicide at the end of this
ordeal you have threeupossible routes
(1) sit down and pout (2) take up
sign language (3) go to work on a
"renewed and guaranteed" voice.
If you've decided on the latter
your best bet is to seek your defects
and correct them. Fundamentally
voice is composed of tone and articu-
lation. If you mutter or bellow and
are hard to understand, your diffi-
culty is too much tone and not
enough lip, tongue and teeth move-
ment. On the other hand lippy,
sputtering speech is the fault of too
much articulation and not the right
amount of tone.
If you keep an ear constantly alert
to pleasant voices in others and es-
pecially watch the pitch of your own
voice and avoid dull lifeless tones.
you can be sure that your general
speaking, generally speaking, will be

Pefit es Pommes de Terre
Here's where we fool you. This column is not beginning with "Well,
back to the old grind, again." But that's just about the only trite phrase
that we, as Honorary President of the Cliche Club of America will even try
to avoid using today.
We are sick of gags about Christmas ties; the weather is so blamed cold
we are walking around on our ankle bones half the time; we gained at least
four pounds over vacation on candied fruit and roast turkey (the editorial
'we' on that last phrase, incidentally, is no joke); an English paper is due
next Thursday-and on top of that, we come back to find that the richest
source of column material available is the bright-lighted glamour of Ann
Arbor cafe society over the holidays.
However, an inspiring Letter From Ann Arbor by good old Mollie Pan-
ter-Downes awaits our eager perusal. So let us all gather about good old
Mollie while she takes us on her magic carpet into the magic land of en-
chantment-Ann Arbor On Christmas and New
®r Year. To say nothing of Ann Arbor On Those Ex-
400citing Days Between Christmas And New Year. Ann
Arbor! The very name spells magic and mystery
and splendour and magic and magic,
00 .For instance, there is this vibrant bit culled from
* either the third or fourth P.S. in the letter. It in-
I r forms us that eight lads-obviously of fine hardy
Ann Arbor stock, since no one except fine hardy
Ann Arbor stock would be caught dead in the place at vacation time-any-
way, these fine boys, we understand, sponsored a party at the League.
Their names were Lawrence Bartell, Robert Eich, Dale Evans, John Laird,
Robert Mathews, George Sallade, Arthur Upton, and F. C. Wellington.
(They probably included the last name for class. Those initials, you
There is no further information on this party. Whether the boys in-
vited others of the privileged Ann Arbor group or merely entertained each
other with card tricks and bird imitations throughout the evening is veiled

Relief Groups Urge Women
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rsN and .,
8ngagemen ts

Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Brown of Lake-
wood, 0. announce the engagement
of their daughter, Mary Eleanor, '43,
to Charles. R. Holton, Jr., '41, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Holton of
Chicago, Ill.
Miss Brown is a member of the
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, worked
on the '40 Soph Cabaret, and is now
one of the group chairmen on the
social committee.
Mr. Holton, Jr. was president of
the Delta Upsilon fraternity during
his senior year. The wedding will
take place sometime in the fall.
The marriage of Carolyn Byrne,
'42, to Robert W. Byrn, First Lieut.,
Medical Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Marshall Byrn of Ann Arbor, an-.
nounced by the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Basil Byrn, took place
Dec. 28 at Kent, 0.
Mrs. Byrn was graduated from
Stephens College, Columbia, Mo., in
1940. She is a member of Alpha Phi,
serving as recording secretary for the
chapter, and was active in JOP and
as an orientation advisor.
Lieut. Byrn attended the Univer-
sity and was graduate from Medi-
cal School in 1940. He is affiliated
with Phi Chi medical fraternity. Mrs.
Byrn will join her husband at the
close of the semester at Camp Grant
in Rockford, Ill., where he is now
The marriage of Millie Epstein to
Roland Sternthal, which took place
December 21, was announced by the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Max
Epstein, of Atlanta, Ga.
Mrs. Sternthal was graduated
from the literary college in '41 and
was affiliated with the Alpha Epsi-
lon Phi sorority. She was also a
member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr'. and Mrs. A. M. Wibel, of Bir-
mingham, announce the engagement
of their daughter, Betty Jane, to
Stanley Conrad, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Milton Conrad, of Louisville, Ky.
Miss Wibel is a senior in the liter-
ary college while Mr. Conrad, a grad-
uate of the University, is now at-
tending law school at the University
of Louisville.
Furred Parka Tops
Gabardine Ski Suit
If you skiers will have time before
finals to grab your skis and hop a
train to some snowy resort, try
braving the wintry winds (and they
certainlyrhave been wintry!) in a
furred parka gabardine jacket top-
ping a ski suit,
Match your mittens and ski pants
in gay colors, and if your hair doesn't
take a punishment under a whirling
wind, try a close fitting wool jacket,
matching ski pants and no cap. The
jacket zips on and off quite conven-
iently for hurried changes.
In keeping with the military
theme, the square shouldered double
breasted jacket with gold buttons will

At home and abroad many organ-
izations are issuing the cry for warm,
winter knits-with an emphasis on
warm. The British War Relief is
calling for warm things for the RAF
and the Royal Navy. The American
Red Cross needs clothes of all sizes
and shapes for the sufferers over-
seas and our boys. The American
Friends' Service Committee has as
its particular need children's clothes
for the occupied countries. There
are regulation directions available for
sweaters to be sent to our own boys
in the Army and Navy.
For an easy beginning, one might
try a straight scarf. The only knit-
ting knowledge needed is plain knit
and purl. All organizations will be
glad to accept these contributions.
Need V-Necked Sweaters
For the American Army there is a
regulation V-neck sweater which has
been endorsed by the Citizens' Com-
mittee. The V in this sweater must
be made deeper than the usual style
since it cannot be seen under the
uniform. Being sleeveless it is a
comparatively easy task.
For those hardy sailors, doing such
a valiant job of bucking the cold,
high waves and the Japs, a long-
sleeved, high neck sweater with cap
to match would be duly appreciated.
The cap is small and fits close to the
skull. While this will require many
free hours, it will in a small way
repay the grand work done by one of
these lads defending our Atlantic or
Pacific coasts.
Gloves, Socks Demanded
A buttoned vest sweater has been
suggested for the fellows in the CCC
camps. This features a V-neck, no
sleeves, and pockets at the hips.
Knitted gloves can be used by any
man in any of the forces. Regula-
tion men's socks can be used by sol-
diers, sailors, or sent overseas in Red
Cross relief boxes. These should be
knitted quite long for added warmth.
Another item needed in the relief
We're back just
in time for that
and they're
always super

boxes is the knitted suit for children.
These should include sweater, cap
and mittens. The information con-
cerning sizes most needed can be ob-
tained from your local relief com-
Heavy Sweater Warm
The British War Relief is calling
for turtle-neckssweaters. Made in
heavy yarn this sweater will make
the long winter ahead an easier task
for some struggling soldier.
A neck muff which resembles the
top of a turtle-neck sweater can be
used by either RAF pilots or our own
airmen. This should be done in navy
blue, and is easily and quickly ac-
In these troubled times we all wish
to do our share toward eventual vic-
tory. So get out your knitting need-
les. girls, and prove that you can
do as efficient a job as your mother
did during World War I. Answer
those cries being issued by the or-
ganizations which will help us win
this war.
Hobby Club To Meet
Hobby Lobby will meet at 4 p.m.
Thursday on the second floor of the
W.A.B., Bette Sachs, '43, chairman,
has announced. Someone will be
present to instruct the women in the
art of metal, wood and leather work.
Wyvern, junior women's honorary,
society, will meet at 4 p.m. today in
the undergraduate office of the

forever from all you avid society readers. But it was
a good start in the right direction, fellows!
The next night, this same section of the letter
tells us, some other joes did the same darn thing, and
if you ask us, the idea is getting plenty monotonous.
Let's drone through some of the names, though, be-
cause the Woman's Editor's stiletto is in my back
and inches are all wool and a yard wide these days.
Present were Marge Bursley and Sawyer Earle,

In this adorable skating outfit one
could hardly resist getting in a few
hours of good exercise and fun on the
rinks before exams pounce down
upon us. After days of rainy down-
pou'r, the thermometer has finally
slipped to a below zero mark and
local skating rinks have been frozen
over for moonlight ice-cutting.
Of course, no matter what the
weather may be, skating enthusiasts
can keep their figures in our own in-
door skating rink. This black vel-
veteen skirt topped with the red
quilted jacket is just the outfit to
add color and gaiety to the frozen
rink. For executing a smart figure
eight gracefully, there's nothing more
suitable than the above short, swing-
ing skirt lined with red quilting to
match the top.
The well-fitted quilted top is trim-
med with velveteen around the neck
and down the center. Eight buttons
down the center add a clever military
swing, and the sleeves are well-styled
to the wrists to insure real warmth.
The tiny black velvet Dutch-cap
that tops off this skating costume is
just the thing to keep away from
the awkward bundled-up look, and
yet really keep the curls in place.
White figure skates with white an-
gora mittens to match complete the
perfect little ensemble for gliding
across the slippery ice.

Basketball: At 5:10 p.m. today,
Alpha Omicron Pi vs. Delta Gam-
ma; Alumnae House vs. Alpha
Xi Delta. At 5:10 p.m. tomorrow,
Couzens I vs. Chi Omega; Ann
Arbor Independents I vs. Alpha
Delta Pi.
At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Phi Sig-
ma Sigma vs. Jordan; Stockwell
II vs. Martha Cook. At 5:10 p.m.
Couzens II vs. Collegiate Sorosis;
Stockwell I vs. Helen Newberry.
Archery will meet at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday at Barbour Gymnas-
Badminton: Mixed club play at
7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Barbour
Gymnasium. Club meets at 4 p.m.
Friday in Barbour.
Dance: Modern Dance Group
will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday
in Barbour Gymnasium.
Fencing: Club will meet at 7:30
p.m. Thursday in Barbour.
Crop and Saddle: Will meet for
riding at 5 p.m. Wednesday in
front of Barbour.
S*imming: Open hour at 8:30
p.m. Thursday at the Union pool.
Riflery: Instruction periods as

Jeanne Coller and Bill Dobson, Patty Lewis and Bill Newcomb, June Sand-
enburgh and Willis Glas, Bambi Wotherspoon and John Hunter, Bea
Bouchard and Pete Olmstead, Olga Gruhzit and Bill Funk, Char Noble
and Charles Clark, Jean Knappen and John Simmers and Mary Vedder
and Jay Huntington.
To the University Students
extends a
Welcome back to Ann Arbor
Best Wishes for the New Year


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Styled like a Rancher's!
Mid-hi, heart-top Boots in
jersey-lined Tu-Tone Rub-




Blue Finch


Pelican Pink
Canary Yellow



Parakeet Green
Macaw Blue
Nightingale Brown
Cockatoo Biege

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B. H. WRAGGE, that miracle man of tailoring
does another of his famous well-matched ward-
robes. This time he has the sun in mind .. .
and borrows the brilliant colors of tropical birds
for his inspiration. From Palm Beach to Palm
Springs, and here in Ann Arbor right now, you'll
wear these clothes and love them for their im-
peccable tailoring, their young fresh lines, their
sunny humor.

Sock-hi Rubber Boots with
Cavalry boot strap! Wear
them for rain or shine! NON
SKID SOLES! Three wanted
colors. BROWN! RED! WHITE!

Above: "Defense" Dress as
featured in Life. No hooks,
buttons, zippers.
In rayon crepe, 22.95
In rabbit's hair and wool,

Birdcage Tweed Cardigan
Suit in combinations of the
three color harmonies found
in the solid color fabrics.
Ceramic buttons.



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