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March 11, 1942 - Image 9

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Shortage Of Vests

Will Aid Health, Professor Smutt Discovers

Jackets Fight
Northern Gales
Windbreakers Are Tops
For Hiking Trips


For field trips to the Arboretum or
walks out the Huron River Drive, for
wear on the campus when those
balmy spring 'days roll around-a
hiking windbreaker is a practical,
multi-use garment.
They're appearing this year in sev-
eral fabrics and styles according to
the price class. They come in plain
and sport backs, either type avail-
able with or without buckles for size
adjustment. Some are reversible, each
side being a different shade of fabric
and each having . a separate set of
pockets - either in-and-out, slash or
patch. You also have a choice of lin-
ings: Scotch plaids, checks or solid
colors, and a good many come with-
out linings.
Fabrics are crisp-and-cool poplins
and gaberdines in a wide range' of
colors: natural, brown, blue, navy
blue and green. Despite the metal
shortage, zipper fasteners still close
up the fly front. The lowly button,
however, holds out on the cuffs of-
some styles.

Rats Prove It;
Will Save Lots
OA Time, Too
The curtailment of vest manufac-
ture will be the greatest advance in
clothes styling since the abandon-
ment of the bustle, Prof. Jonathan Z.
Smutt of the engineering research
department revealed yesterday. I
Revealing that he had been con-
ducting important research work on
the effect of a vest, Professor Smutt
reported that he had irrefutable evi-
dence that wearing a vest apprecia-
bly raises body temperature, and
that abolition of the garment is,
hence, highly desirable in warm,
spring and summer weather.
Uses Rats
In the course of his experiments,
Professor Smutt studied the behavior
of ten caged rats, five wearing vests
and five without. "I found that the
vestiess rats were 20 degrees cooler
inside," he announced.
"I have been unable as yet to com-
pute the coefficient of heat transfer
for the vest," he admitted, "but pre-
liminary figures indicate that vest

insulation offers a resistance equal
to approximately 13.743 BTU per
square foot of vest surface per hour."
This would indicate that vest ma-
terial has a rather low thermal con-
ductivity, he went on, although some
of the heat thus trapped is undoubt-
edly lost as latent heat in the evap-
oration of water of perspiration.
Will Save Time
Meanwhile, simultaneous experi-
ments by Prof. Etoain Q.,Shrdlu of
the mathematics department were
concluded to prove that dispensing
with vest-wearing will save valuable
time for national defense.
"Figuring six buttons per vest and
two seconds per button when but-
toning against one second per button
when unbuttoning, every vest-wearer
wastes almost 20 seconds a day,"l he
Vests Are Expensive
On the basis of a 365-day year, a
60-year lifetime and 130 million peo-
ple in the United States, Professor
Shrdlu estimates that vest-wearing
costs the nation almost two million
man-years per generation!
Further investigation revealed that
the metal processing department is
experimenting with an all-purpose,
wear-ever vest made of a special al-
loy steel, but in view of present pri-
ority ratings, it is doubtful that any
great success will be met.

'42 Sweaters
Have V Necks
Men Set Style Once Again
In Casual Clothes
Step aside, girls, and let the fel-
lows take a bow. They've set the
style once more . . . this time it's V
neck sweaters.
When spring weather rolls around
in Ann Arbor the men hurry to shed.
those heavy suit coats and turn to
the relief of lightweight sweaters.
This year V neck sleeveless ones dom-
inate the field. They can be worn
in place of vests and fit the bill
exactly for they prevent the neces-
sity of packing arms under sport
coat sleeves.
Color, but soft subdued tones, will
be the rule. The range of hues is
great, but as usual greens, blue, beige
yellow and navy will be predominate.
Camels hair and cashmere are popu-
lar materials.
On campus, of course, the most
popular is that coveted "M" sweater
but for those fellows who aren't as
fortunate as to own one, there's a
wide variety from which to choose.

Smoking Gadgets
Herald Approach
Of Rainy Season
Every spring brings out the gadget
in the manufacturer of smoking ac -
cessories, and the latest brain waves
to tempt the campus smoker are now
beginning to appear in the Ann Arbor
New variations of the Jack-in-the-
box theme keep popping up to hold
your cigarettes for you. Merely press
the button on a green enamel box
and the lid flies up with your cigar-
ettes in an arrangement a lot like
an umbrella stand.
One shop has even gone so
far as to hide foul' ashtrays in -
side of a very goodlooking creard
enamel clock-but then in spring
things are never what they seemi
to be.
No matter what season it is the
pipe smoker's main interest is to
preserve the moisture of his tobacco,
and one of the latest pouches, though
of the ordinary roll type, is made of
air tight fish skin with a special
screen in the bottom to sift out all
the tobacco dust each time you fill
your pipe. One side can be opened
to empty the dust.

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Michigan Man Says:
StripesAre Still On Underwear


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Crawl out of your shells men! "The
flowers that bloom in the spring
tra-la, will have nothing to do with
last winter's cases." We know they
are old friends by now, but it is
high time to cast off those wirter
long-jons. You can stand them up
in a corner with the rest of your
college trophies.
For those not fortunate enough to
have the army kick across with some
good o1' G. t. stripes, here is what
the priorities board has cooked up
for you. Calico sarongs subpended
by old curtain sashes will fill the bill
for vernal tidy-diddies. No zippers,
and if, you were the kind who used

them we have no sympathy for you.
No snaps because of the metal short-
age. No bone for buttons because, of
the congessional monopoly on the
raw product.
Here is good news to all you con-
servatives, amidst these radical inno-
vations, diapers are still the fashion
for the younger Daily readers, and
despite these rumors that jockeys
have been scared out of Santa Anita,
you will still find them on the well-
dressed 'city 'licker.'
For xiore last-minute hints and
tips on spring underthings, we ad-
vise you to consult your local haber-

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