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Your Hand Made Gifts
Cost Less, Please More

Are you thinking hard about what
to give your roommate, the folks back
home, the man in the service, etc?
And you haven't a pocketful of mo-
ney to spend on them? And you'll
have to pull a rabbit out of a hat in
order to have something in their
stockings on Christmas morning?
What to do about it? Simple ques-
tion-simple answer-MAKE SOME-
THING! But how? Simple too. Col-
lect your thoughts, and go to work
with a few tools.
If you have a friend who is in
boarding school or college, she'll ap-
preciate a good hefty bulletin board
that will stand up under a lot of pum-
meling. Take a trip to the lumber
yard and shell out thirty cents or so
for a piece of canvas covered wall
board; buy a small strip of bright co-
lored cloth and some thumb tacks or
pins, and go to work.
Cloth Ruffles
By making ruffles out of the cloth
and pinning them around the edge
of the plaster board with the tacks or
pins, a delightful effect may be ob-
tained, and a bulletin board which
will knock everybody's eyes out will
Plaid cloth, bright green or red, and
similar colors are just the thing for
this type of endeavor, and the re-
Paper To Wrap
Must Be Bright
It's fun to wrap Christmas gifts
and your clever ideas will make the
package as well as the gift memor-
able. Your brother in the service will
think of Sunday morning if you wrap
his carefully chosen present in a
sheet from the comic section. Tie it
with and make a tassel of ordinary
coarse wrapping, twine.
Pastel plaid or flowered wallpaper
is different and makes a pretty pack-'
age when you top it with a huge crepe
paper rose. Around plain-colored pa-
per you can tie a flowered wallpaper
border in a spruce bow.
Another interesting effect is green
and white paper secured with a huge
red oilcloth bow. A red, white, and
blue striped package can have fring-
ed edges. Sneak the pinking shears
to do a professional job on the edges.
Cut a string of paper dolls (with
the paper folded-you know, like you
used to do in kindergarten-) and
paste them around the package.
There are lotsbof things you can do
once you get started. Have a good
pair of scissors, mucilage that really
sticks, and if you can find it, scotch
tape. Cut paper to the right size
and fold it accurately the first time
so it doesn't have that "gone through
the mill" look. Secure the folded edg-
es with the scotch tape or with the
equally good and much more satis-
fying anti-tuberculosis seal and then
let your own original touches say
merry Christmas for you.

sults are all that anyone could desire.
Or perhaps it's book shelves that
somebody wants, not to keep the en-
cyclopedia or a large size dictionary
on, but the kind which holds nick-
nacks, sweet potatoes, and such. They
too can be manufactured with but lit-
tle trouble.
Use Plaster Board
Here again the plaster board comes
into its own as two pieces, about two
feet in length and nine or ten inches
in width will do the trick. By winding
rope around them in such a manner
that the top board is parallel with the
bottom board, bookshelves of any size
may be erected. When hung from. the
molding, small do-dads may be plac-
ed on them most conveniently.
This but touches the field of home-
made gifts. So many things can be
erected by combining paint, paper,
glue, rope, and other ten cent store
products with a little ingenuity. Scrap
books, bracelets, and watch fobs can
be made out of leather woven togeth-
er; tooling sets form the basis for
many other products.
No, the giving of Christmas pre-
sents doesn't demand a bill fold full
of cash. Brain exercising is what
Make Your Gift
Pigskin Gloves
When a woman thinks of gloves in
the winter time, she ordinarily shud-
ders and picks up the newspapers to
look at mittens, but after reflection,
she will admit that even during the
winter there are times when and
places where gloves must be worn.
Not the least of the occasions for
glove - wearing is any time that a
woman is sporting a fur coat which
has plenty of pocket space (so she
can put her hands in the pockets and
thus keep from freezing completely)
and is not carrying anything in her
arms. Of course, women are always
carrying something in their arms, so
that lets that situation out.
However, the University coed finds
gloves a great help on date nights
since the fact that her hands are
cold gives the man who is her escort
a chance to hold her (hands) on the
way home from the dance, movie, or
what have you.
Seriously, winter gloves must be
worn when the occasion demands,
and that means to church, to dances,
teas, receptions and all types of dates
where dressiness is required.
Long sleeved gloves, once out of
style, have their part in the fashion
parade this year, since many women
wear them to dances, weddings and
similar functions. Pigskins are too
sporty for such events, but wool or
rayon gloves fit in with the rest of
the costume very nicely.
Pigskin gloves have been campus
favorites for years, and no coed
seems to consider herself well
equipped for the rigors of college life
without at least one pair. They are.

Hats Are Gay,
Petite, Pretty
Filmy Scarves, Dutch
Bonnets Stay Popular
Yes, hats are in again. But gone-
with-the-war are the days of great
face-framing creations, and in their
place have come little pixie-like con-
The keynotes for hats for the com-
ing holiday season are gaiety, color,
and femininity. Above all, the hats
are small. They may be made of
crepes, felts, velvets, or feathers, all
in the high colors of wild grape, fly-
ing blue, moss green, or fushia. They
may be pertly decorated with flowers,
glitteringly trimmed in sequins, or
softly edged with feathers.
What the men have been demand-
ing is more feminine hats. They will
certainly have no complaint to make
when their furlough date wears a
twist of sequin-trimmed crepe or felt
perched on her head, or a tiny "bea-
nie" trimmed as simply or ornately as
The answer to the college girl's
prayer for a simple, stay-on hat is the
Dutch bonnet, which can also be glor-
ified at the wearer's will.

Fair and Warmer

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While scurrying aoma l doitig 'ti(F
Christmas shopping for your friends
and members of the armed for ces By BETTY ROTH
don't forget to buy something for
Mother. One especially clever gift Housecoats, robes, and negligees
also easy on ye olde purse, is a small, will be much welcomed gifts this
covered wooden bucket about 10 Christmas, as much for their practi-
inches high. cality as for their prettiness. The fu-
Inside are spools of thread and a Iel shortage is going to mean getting
pin cushion on a quaint wooden up in a sub-zero room, and it's
shelf. This gift is particularly smart much more attractive prospect when
if you hail from some point south of one can grab for a comfortingly
good old Ann Arbor town for it car- warm robe.
ries the very breath of rustic coziness. Despite the necessity for conserv-


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ing wool, designers have come to the
rescue by using new or hitherto un-
used materials. Although a few wool
robes remain on the market, the new-
ly developed air-o-lac, which promis-
es warmth without weight, is substi-
tuting quite nicely in a number of
smartly tailored housecoats.
Robes, cut cleverly from blanket-
cloth, are a popular choice for coeds.
Corduroy is being used extensively,

This year she wants to put on
your Christmas Gift!

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. and get some good out of it . . . for a good long
time. Everybody's going to think hard about the presents
they give; useful, happy, wearable things - such as
Kessel's specialize in

Pocketbook Designs Are Stable,
Wool Material Replaces Leather

Pouch Holds More,
Saddle-Stitch Popular
This year, as ever, an important
item in the accessory line is the
pocketbook. Despite the war, few big
changes have been made in this line,
and the women who shops for a
pocketbook will find that styles are
much the same as they have always
However, it will be noticed by those
who set out in search of pocketbooks
for all uses, that the most important
change has come about in the mate-
rials used. Instead of the leather va-
rieties which were pre-war standbys,
all sorts of new fabrics have been
substituted. Especially new are the
woolen bags which are being shown
now-most of them on the order of
the pouch.
This type, shown in other fabrics
as well, has a convenient draw-string
at the top and will, it is found, hold
more than therordinary envelope
type bag. Another advantage of the
draw-string bag is that when slung
over the arm or wrist it will hold all
articles without the danger of open-
ing and letting small combs, lipsticks
and miscellany escape.
As the result of wartime curtail-
worn everywhere, whether or not it
is proper, but it is the opinion of.
many that they should be saved for
more sporty occasions and should not
be worn with dress coats.
The glove that covers the hand is
an important item in every ward-
robe, and no woman can subsist
without gloves to meet the times.

ment, zipper and envelope bags are
not being shown in their former
abundance. Instead of these types,
the shoulder bag, made of leather as
well as fabric, is obtainable. This
bag, if made of leather, may be had
with or without saddle-stitching, and
can be worn over the shoulder by us-
ing the long attached strap or simply
carried in the hand.
Metal initials have been replaced
by wooden and plastic ones, and
these pieces, attached to the new
woolen varieties, add the personal
touch to the everyday handbag.
Small ornaments of all types and
sizes may be attached to pocketbooks,
and, of course, jewelled pins may
also be used to give distinction to the
Although more expensive than the
other varieties, the alligator and
suede bags are still popular and are
widely-used for more dressy occa-
sions. Alligator is being shown in
small as well as large bags, and very
often the claws are attached at the
end of-the bag.
For the girl who hates to carry
anything as large as the ordinary
pocketbook, all sorts of small change
purses are being offered. These ar-
ticles range from the very tiny "mad-
money" purse-shown in fabric and
leather-to the larger one which will
hold lipstick, compact, cigarette case,
and change. Also in this line is the
wallet-like purse which will hold bills
and change as well as a few cosmetic
Thus, this year, despite limitations,
most demands can be met, and the
average coed will find a pocketbook
for every occasion in the local stores.

i DRESSES ...........
o FORMALS........
c COATS............
i- - SU-ITS-...........
L' SKIRTS .......... .
k BLOUSES ..........
i SWEATERS ........
i JACKETS..........
-' JUMPERS .........
to SLACKS ...........
to DICKIES ..........
m'SCARFS .......... .
/ SILK SLIPS ...... .
t-' SILK GOWNS.....
o ROBES ............

.. ..24.95
..... 16.95
..... 3.98
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.. 4.50
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...... 1.25
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ATTENTJON . . . Campus Queens and Town Belles

Here's the cream of DRESS selections . .. Darling,
unusual styles with soft, flattering lines - in shades
that are exciting and rich, or soft and alluring.
Striking COSTUME JEWELRY will make the ensem-
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