THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 1944
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Man Shortage Fails
To Daunt Our Women
Spring Brings Varied New Styles 'Sou-westers'
Of Small, Fussy, Feminine Hats Gain Popula
Flowers Brighten Hair for Spring
By NANCY GROBERG
This spring the Michigan woman
is faced with something in the way of
a crisis. In the absence of enough
male fancies to turn to thoughts of
love, and with the few that are
around turning to thoughts of war, it.
has been decided that "all is fair,"
and from, here on in it's every woman
It can be estimated that about
twenty percent of the women on
campus this spring will suffer no ill
effects. This is, however, the same
twenty percent that manages at all
times, in any situation, to come out
on top. This is the same twenty per-
cent that has never felt a shortage of
men and never will. This group does
not figure in a crisis and never will.
Some Manage To Get Along
The next layer is made up of those
who are only mildly affected, say,
about fifteen percent. The women in
this group deserve little sympathy, if
any, and may, similarly, be omitted
from any. consideration of the prob-
lem. They "manage to get along,"
leaning here and there on some un-
suspecting female who does not know
that she is about to lose her man.
They are given to occasional dating
Frillier, fussier, fancier, funnier-
hats are that way this spring. The
men in our life want us feminine and
far be it from Dache, Messrs. John-
Frederick or that little shop around
the corner to keep us from it.
"Frilly" little sailors in crispy white
organdy and pique, "fussy" little
flowers attached to smooth bandeaus
which glide smoothly over the bare
brow, "fancier" cloches with veilings
and ornaments to give their Dutch
-every other weekend or so-and as- K
siduous correspondents. They get en-
gaged behind people's backs. They wings softness and flattery, and
r~ . .nno n"funnier" with the newest off-center
cannot cam a promnen, place in
We are now left with the sixty-five
percent that is really in trouble. The
women in this group have given up
hope and have turned, in despera-
tion, to assorted non-social activi-
ties. A survey of dormitories, league
houses, sororities and co-ops, reveals
a startling array of "things to keep
you busy," the most important of
which will be covered here.
Turn to Academics
Oddly enough, the most prominent
activity along these lines turns out to
be academic. The sixty-five percent
has taken to doing its homework. The
majority of professors, fully cogni-
zant of the necessity of providing
such diversion, have cooperated nice-
ly in assigning more outside reading
than has ever been assigned in the
last fifty years. They are doing every-
thing in their power to keep the fe-
male student going at a rate that will
give her no time to think about her
troubles. This is a good thing.
Second in importance is the activi-
ty of hair-washing. Some of the
more badly afflicted coeds have taken
to washing their hair three or four
times a week. If soap chips are used,
the possibility of having to re-wash
presents itself, and this can take care
of two weekend evenings. Naturally,
the efficiency of such a method de-
pends mainly upon length of hair.
tendency to dry and method of dry-
ing. Several coeds have been known
to sit with their hair hanging over
the radiator for two or three hours.
Bridge Is Popular
Approximately half the female stu-
dent bedy has turned to bridge, and
this group is rivaled only by the
Ouija Board advocates. It has been
estimated that the two activities to-
gether have prevented more nervous
breakdowns than all the other activi-
ties put together.
Though other ingenious instru-
ments of "escape" might here be
mentioned, it is only necessary to
state that there are enough of them
to keep every Michigan woman busy
for two years. Thus there is a good
chance that the unfortunate sixty-
five percent will avoid any perman-
ent mental derangement. Revolu-
tinary though this spring may ap-
pear to be, it may be hailed with all
the exhuberance of yesteryear, en-
joyed, if in a slightly different man-
ner, with the old delight, cherished
in memory as a. time during which
the Michigan woman refused to ac-
cept defeat-The Brave New Spring!
look featured in the slick paged fa-
Hat Rush Denotes Spring
Ann Arbor stores have a wide and
varied selection of hats this spring.
Watching dorms, sororities, co-ops,
and league houses buy their millinery
gives a final signal to the onlooker
that spring is on the way. Numerous
possibilities for striking bonnets and
bits of felt to wear Easter Sunday are
offered in the shops about town.
A scarlet felt, melon-shaped crown
and wings of scarlet crescents puffed
out over the ears, is striking with
greens and pale yellow. Small .and
ridiculously on-back-of-head cloches
in all colors and shades are taking
the first rows in hatteries this week.
Lavender, extra good this spring,
used with a deeper purple veiling will
blend in with the Easter orchid you
are going to be wearing.
Violets, Roses Combined
A crown made completely of vio-
lets, and topped with large brilliant
burgundy roses, on the right hairdo,
with the proper pretty face under-
neath it, and with NERVE can lead
the proverbial parade.
White, good all year long, can do
the most to set off prints and outfitsI
of one solid color-whether Navy.
Brown, or the brighter colors. Eyelet
embroidery or crisp organdy ruffles
edging a sailor will give a perky look
to last year's suit or dress, and will
help save enough money for an extraI
Perhaps the desire for dash does
not go as far as all flower crowns or
even rather sophisticated cloches.
Perhaps you're the "Young America"'
type who loathes and despies any-
thing covering your gleaming locks-
EVEN on Easter. In that case, this,
year is for you. The flat hair ribbons
you've been using to accent your un-
adorned brow have been turned into
official church-going hats, with the
aid of a few imaginative designers.
Flowers are caught on the ribbons
above each ear. or they may be joined
by a band at the back-no trouble to
put on, and not bulky to keep on. Yet
they add the dressy look that is so
good to acquire when a new suit,
shoes, purse, and gloves are just beg-
ging to be shown off to best advan-
Half hats Unusual
The off center lo9k is still being ex-
perimented on in the ultra pltra
magazines-it is designed to make
your escort wonder if he should po-
litely straighten your hat for you,
or ask you if you knew you lost half
of your headgear. It's fastened by
black magic and the same *ehootie
who holds up strapless formals (not
busy in the latter capacity for the
duration) on one definite side of the
head, and hangs there oblivious of
wind, storm, or the curious glances of
mankind. Interesting is the best way
to describe the person wearing one of
these. But, with smooth hair, and a
superior look, an Easter parader
wearing an off-center hat is destined
to take first place. They are the new-
est and the oddest and by casual fa-
shion deduction the smartest.
Women in Denmark have never
worn big hats because of the windi-
ness of their cities. Perhaps milliners,
deploring the rashness of venturing
into spring gales with circus tent size
straws and felts anchored precar-
iously by one small hat pin, have
come to realize what the Danes have
alweys known; for large hats are
generally ignored this spring.
Broadway P ays
Broadway plays have long been the
inspiration for the fashion world and
the current season follows in line.
The dashing color of the spring
season is Venus Pink . . . taken from
the show, "One Touch of Venus."
And the new perfume called "Lady in
the Dark" is the namesake of the
Gertrude Lawrence hit.
A house that makes the famous
prints for spring dresses is sponsor-
ing two gay patterns, one called
"Lovers and Friends." which has
clasped hands and hearts sprinkled
over the material, and "Oklahoma"- I
a rollicking blue fabric with cowboy$
boots and lassos twirling around.
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Current favorite for rainy-day
headgear is the sou-wester, which co-
eds have swiped from the fishermen.
Made from oilskin, tarred canvas,
or rain repellent gabardine, the hats
have a long, low back, which permits,
the wearer to venture out in the
damp, with curls well protected.
Another current rain-hat hit is
the combination of a kerchief-and-
hat. This head wear absolutely guar-
antees immunity from wet.
By ELLEN HILL circles is appropriate for formal
Flowers, flowers everywhere, and wear. Velvet and grograin headbands
especially for the hair, is the trend in either black or assorted shades
for spring. I are suitable and good-looking with
Bright flowers provide a gay con- spring suits and with light dresses.
trast for new simple, almost severe, With the arrival of spring just
flat-top hair styles. Creamy gar- around the corner Michigan lasses
denias, saught at the side of the will be able to sport fresh lilac blos-
'head, frame the face attractively.sosthtifterspcvewns
Daisies, roses, or any colorful flowers soms, that is, if the respective owners
Daiies rses oran coorfl lowrsdon't mind. A becoming combination
compliment a smooth, shining head. nis the headband with .Aag emfaon
is te hadbnd itha large flower
Headbands Shown on each side. The Hawaiian, influ-
Headbands, both wide and narrow, ence is introduced by catching each
are being shown for all occasions. An side of the hair with a single flower
ice-blue satin band with sequin or with a cluster of flowers. Lilacs
and apple blossoms may be used in
Snoods, accentuated with swoosh-
ing ribbons and flowers, promise to
be popular this season. Clusters of
spring flowers, trailing ribbons and
small buds, are also being shown.
Rosettes made from colored rib-
bons to match each outfit are popu-
lar. The perennial hair bow will also
make its appearance. In short, flow-
ers and ribbons in the hair will add
gaiety and color to the Spring of
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lovely cuistoms. . . . giving gifts on
Easter! It is like giving a hit of your heart
with Springtime tueked inside it. We've
grouped together somne very special gifts for
your lady. Gifts that she will wear proudly
as a lovely part of her Springtine costume.
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Beautiful Maderia hankies. 1.00 to
Floral prints. 69c to 1.50
Choose a necklace from our lafge
collection. 2.00 to 8.95 plus 20%
Earrings to match. 1.00 to 8.95 plus
20% tax -
Suede and leather gloves-in the
best shadcs. 3.00 to 7.95
Leather bags in a variety of styles.
7.95 to 25.00 plus 20% tax
Sheer rayon stockings in the best
spring shades. 1.02
England's new restrictions on air
mail may or may not affect Michigan
coed's mailing, but it is a promise of'
the Post Office and Army officials
that V Mail will get to its destination
quicker and more positively than any
other form of mail.
No records of any lost V mails are
held by the Post Office. If any mail
can get through, this minute size
sheet will. Write your letter today
on official war-tempo paper - V
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young hats in the popu-
lar Dutchie style with
the emphasis on the
clear-eyed look. These
are mere snippets of felt
in pretty pretty colors
to make you look ap-
pealingly winsome but
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bracelets, earrings, brooches. Come in and look
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