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FRIDAY, DEC. 10, 1013 E CIGAD ILPA'SYN

MOW-, c+E -EN

Books Make Excellent
Gifts This Christmas

By DONA GUIMARAES
Books have always been a favorite
Christmas present,, and tils year,
when it is our duty to keep up with
current events, they have a .pecial
significance.
Being a college town, Ann Arbor
has many bodkstores, and all of
them have an excellenit selection of
the latest books, so that choosing a
book as a gift is not a Herculean
task.
For the younger brother or sister,
"Babar the Elephant" or "Peter
Churchmouse" will be welcomed. If
he or she is older, a 'Make-t' book,
in which there are small articles such
as miniature airplanes, doll's furni-
ture and toys, to be made of paper.
Any small brother would love a book
of airplanes, and there are many of
these available.
Amusing New Book
Emily Kimbrough, who helped
write "Our Hearts Were Young and
Gay," has written another, this one'
called "We Followed Our Hearts to
Hollywood." It is a very lively book,'
telling of t1ge adventures of two mid-
dle-agea ladies who wreak havoc in
the film calpital. The descriptions of
some of the parties that they at-
tended, and the time that they got
stuck in a shower, are highly amus-
ing.
For the lover of historical novels,
Hamilton Cochran's "Captaih ebony"
and Vici Baum's "The Weeping
Wood" would both make good pres-
ents.
Cartoon Collection
The New orker is one of the most
popular magazines, and it's cartoons
are some of the beft ever done. A
new book, by Whitney Darrow, Jr.,
is a collection of most of the ear-
toons that he has done in his Inany
it is certain to be popular with every-
years with that magazine. Called
Soldiers Want Lace!
Shopping services report that the
favorite gift of soldier customers this
Christmas is black lacy lingerie. If
they can't have black, they'll take
peach!

"Yoti're Sitting On My Eyelashes,"
one.
A new book of drawings by James'
Thurber titled "Men, Women and
Dogs" is another anthology of car-
toons, nost of them gleaned from the
pages of the New Yorker. The comic
strip; "Barnab ," which has just be-
gun in The Daily, is also put out in
book form. Any member of the fam-
ily would be pleased to receive this
book, telling of the adventures of a
little boy and his fairy God-father.
One of the best 'war' books yet is
"Paris-Underground" by Etta Shiber.
Describing the escapes made by Brit-
ish fliers who are trapped in France
after Dunkerque, and the two women
Who were the leaders in the under-
ground system, it is an engrossing
story, made all the more so by the
fact that it is true and authentic. I
Actress Writes BookJ
That "Minx in Mink," alias actress
Ilka Chase, has written her first
novel called "In Bed We Can Cry.'
Following the enormous success of
her first book, this one is probably
destined for great popularity. A shin-
ing, sophisticated comedy, it is not a
book to give indiscriminately, but
will be wonderful for the right per-
son.
The late Alexander Woolcott has
had a posthumously-published book,
which is a collection of some of the
best of his many short stories, radio
scripts and magazine stories.
Bobby Pins Betoken
A Heartfelt Love
The Don Juan of past years always
bought a bottle of expensive perfume
or jewelry to please the girl of his
dreams. It was sure to please her,
and the more expensive it was, the
more it showed his deep affection for
her. This Christmas, the gift to
please any woman is BOBBY PINS.
This will show your devotion and
love for her above anything else. So
if your relatives by any chance hap-
pen to control the black market, give
the girl friend bobby pins and watch
her face light up on Christmas morn-
ing.

For Musical;
Friends Pick
Good Records
Religious Albums Are
Seasonal Favorites;-
Operas Are Welcome
By FRANCES POPKINS
The best way of saying "MerryI
Christmas!" to your music-loving
friends is by the medium of the al-j
ways-welcome gift of records.
With the coming of the holiday
rEason, certain types of recordings
have become more popular as gifts.
Interest in religious music. such as
the Messiah and oratorios. reaches
its peak at this time, and several new
recordings have been put on the mar-
ket. The Harvard Glee Club has re-
corded a new album of Gabrieli mu-
sic, and a new album of the old, spell-
binding Gregorian chants is also
available. Organ music is another
favorite, especially that of Bach and
Buxthude.
These albums are specifically for
the Christmas season, but others. on
the lighter or heavier side, are just
as popular and welcome as gifts.
Complete recordings of opera. the
most popular being "The Magic
Flute," to performances of Shostako-
vich's works are always good. The
works of Tchaikowsky, Beethoven,
Bach, Brahms, and other old masters,
are always good additions to anyone's
record library. And the old favorite
of the yuletide season, "The Christ-
mas Carol," must not be forgotten.
Globe Makes
World events are foremost in every-
one's mind this year; :o if there's a
war bride or a newly married couple
on your list, put a big globe opposite
their name.
The couple will beat a path to it
after reading the paper and when lis-
tening to newscasts on the radio. The
war bride will find it indispensable
for figuring out just where "some-
where in the South Pacific" is for
her particular APO number.

Everybody Writes to Someone;
Stationery Comes for All Tastes

Everyone is writing letters these
days. With families and friends scat-
tered all over the globe, letters have
become very important parts of our
lives. One can't go wrong giving a
Christmas gif t of stationery.
Designed to make your letters just.
a little brighter, one variety is out-
lined with clever drawings of little
stick figures in sundry activities. One3
box is called "Especially for Puny
People" and has more or less funny
puns written at the tops of the sheets.'
Another has sayings like "What's
Cookin', Good Lookin'," scrawled in
assorted colors all around the edges.
All these boxes come in rainbow col-
ors to suit your moods.
To someone who writes many let-
ters overseas a box of United States
Official V-Mail is very appropriate
and practical. It's the type of gift
that a person would appreciate be-
cause of its thoughtfulness.
For the Conservative
If you have an unusually quiet or
dignified woman on your gift list,
there is stationery especially designed
for her. It is an off-shade of white
edged with embossed floral designs.
Boxes of thank-you notes are par-
ticularly popular. Everyone has to
write such notes after the holiday
season. Creamy pink and luscious

NEWS FOR FEET:
Despite Rationing Some Shoes
Are Coupon-free and Sturdy
When Christmas shopping takes a stamp coupon as long as possible, one
turn for the pedestrian this year, the may find several new and increas-

green are the feminine colors oT two
assortments.
If you don't know exactly the type
of stationery preferred, there is a
wide selection of plain white paper.
One lovely heavy paper comes in a
large wooden box which can easily
be used for jewelry after the station-
ery is gone._
Ingenuity Supplants Loss
Of Dependable Book Ends
Book ends have suffered because of
the war in that there are no longer
any heavy meta ones. However, by
filling a bottle of fairly good size with
water and plugging in the cork,
(tightly of course) a reliable book
end can be dug up. Paste a piece of
cloth on the bottom of the bottle and
it will not slide around unless the
one volume edition of the Encyclo-
pedia is leaned against it.
Early Birds Ease Load
Mail early for Christmas! Thous-
ands of postal workers have gone into
the service, and railroads are busy
delivering war produce. Do your
shopping now, and in order to have
parcels delivered by Christmas Day,
mail them now. Help lighten the
strain put on the post office at
Christmas time by cooperating.

coed will lindr a large selection of i
shoes from which to choose. With
rationing supplying a new snag inIi
the life of the shoe-buyer, the aver-|{
age shopper looks not only for beauty
in a shoe, but for durability. Local
merchandise in this line attests that'
these needs have been well-met this
year.1
For the coed who has the couponj
and wants to get rid of i , local stores
are showing shoes in all types and
sizes. Low heels, high heels, medium;
heels are all obtainable, and every-
thing from suede to alligator may be'
selected. The classic pump in brown,
blue, black, is usually a popular item
for in-between use, and many smart
as well as comfortable shoes on this
order are being shown.
Also in the rationed group are va-
rieties of dress shoes, ranging from
the simple, black suede slip-on to the;
more elaborate bow-trimmed pump.
Lizard, alligator and gabardine san-
dals will also serve the purpose well,
whether it be the ankle-strap or'
T-strap type that is desired.
To suit the needs of the coed who
prefers to hang on to her ration

ingly popular varieties. The "baby-
doll" wedgie is one of the most prom-
inent examples. Made of a number
of different fabrics - some dressier
than others-it has a strap which
goes around the ankle and gives the
shoe its name. Play shoes, slippers
and other dress shoes are also being
shown in the nou-rationed line so
that the shopper of today has fewer
problems than she might have anti-
cipated. M6re and more hon-rationed
shoes are being produced, and, as
these shoes have become increasingly
attractive the rationing problem on
this score is much more easily solved.
Thus, eventually plastic and fabric
shoes may entirely eliminate the
worry of "what to do about shoes."
The Happy Are the Busy
Christmas might not seem as bad
as it might for those having to stay
at school for the holiday, if they re-
member our Museum, ice-skating,
hockey, skiing, walking in the woods:
even useful jobs are fun such as Red
Cross, and Hospital work. There are
many things to keep us busy, and
that is the most important job for
us all.

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