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rfTE MICHIGAN DAILY________

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Layton To Play
For Week-End
Union Dances
'Her Tears Flowed Like Wine,'
'Trolley Song' To Be Featured;
Tickets Will Be Sold at Desk

Kerchoo! Is Least Popular

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Providing a variety of hit tunes as
well as popular favorites, Bill Layton
and his orchestra will be on hand
tonight from 9 p.m. to midnight in
the Union Ballroom to furnish music
for week-end dance enthusiasts.
Among those to be featured tonight
will be Judy Ward, the orchestra's
vocalist, and Tommy Turk, up and
coming trombonist. Dwight Daily,
the orchestra's popular first alto sax-
ophone player and composer of the
theme song will also be in the spot-
light when new and old arrange-
ments are played. Two new songs,
"Her Tears Flowed Like Wine," and
"The Trolley Song," which are gain-
ing much attention will be presented.
Layton has promised that new
tunes will be introduced each week.
and that those numbers requested
by dance-goers will also be played.
Union dances are held weekly, both
Friday and Saturday nights and have
come to occupy a prominent place
in week-end campus activities. At-
tendance has been high, but it has
never reached the place where dan-
cing is obstructed by too big a crowd.
Tickets to the week-end dances
may be purchased by Union mem-
bers at the Travel Desk. Union cards
must be presented before the sale of
a ticket can be made, and each
member may purchase one ticket.

American women suffer approxi-
mately 95,000,000 colds annually.
That means 95,000,000 sessions of
red-nosed, choked up, I'm-not-fit-to-
be-seen anguish, all too familiar to
all of us.
But even in the midst of a cold,
according to an article in SHE Mag-
azine, which has just come out, you
can look better than you feel.
The read troublemaker, it says,
is the nose. Use an opaque foun-
dation and a powder of matching
shade to conceal the redness. Use
a brilliant red lipstick and more
do. And change your make-up
cheek rouge than you ordiarily
oftener.
Carry a bottle of eye-wash with
you for frequent freshening during
the day. Use mascara sparingly on
the upper lids to dress up your

"Weddngs
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Cngagements
Mrs. Fred P. Cory of Ann Arbor
recently announced the engagement
of her daughter, Nancy Jean, to
Marvin E. Olson, son of Mrs. T. Ra-
jala of Saline, Michigan, and Lt.-
Com. Rolfa Olson of Long Beach,
California.
Miss Cory is enrolled as a sopho-
more in the University and is a mem-
ber of the Kappa Delta sorority.
Mr. Olson served 11 months as an
Air Corps Cadet, receiving his train-
ing at, Wooster College, Ohio; Spo-
kane, Washington; and St. Mary's
College, California, from which he
graduated. Due to the reduction in
the Naval Aviation programme he
has returned to . Ann Arbor where
he is employed in the circulation de-
partment of the Ann Arbor News.
Dr. Lavinia MacKaye of Ann Ar-
bor announced the engagement of her
daughter, Jean Brewster MacKaye, to
Starr J. Colby of Montclair, New
Jersey.
Miss MacKaye is a junior at the
University. She is a member of Kap-
pa Delta sorority, the Merit Commit-
tee, and has served as accounts man-
ager of the Ensian and the Student
Directory.
'r. Colby graduated last October,
receiving a degree in aeronautical
engineering. He was a member of
the Wolverirle Club, the Institute of
Aaeroautical Sciences, and the Var-
sity Glee Club.
There will be a compulsory meet-
ing of all JGP dormitory repre-
sentatives at 5 p.m. Monday in the
League, according to Claire Mac-
aulay, JGP dormitory chairman.
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VU' Professo'
Has Interesting
Squirrel Hobby
By MARGIE HARRINGTON
"Look, Dr. McCartney, there's a
squirrel scratching at your window!"
exclaimed a recent visitor to Dr.
Eugene S. McCartney's office on the'
fourth floor of Angell Hall.
"Yes, I know," said the editor of
Scholarly Publications, University of
Michigan Press. "They have been
coming here since 1934."
Ten years ago Dr. McCartney
gave his first "hand-out" to a for-
aging fox squirrel. Since that day
the good word of "free eats for all"
must have spread among the squir-
rel community, for squirrels in a
never-ending stream have been
nibbling away at the bushels of
Dr. McCartney gathers every fall.
One time one of the bushy-tailed
creatures refused a bad nut that
was handed to him. It seems that
squirrels can tell when a nut is bad
by its weight or smell. The nut shells
left by the squirrels are piled so high
outside on the roof by the coming
of spring that the custodians have
to shovel them up.
Not all the squirrels are content
to stay outside the window and
scamper away with their booty. One
squirrel jumps down to the table con-,
taining Dr. McCartney's copy of Web-
ster and looks inquisitively around.
He seems to be trying to find nuts
in the dictionary. A squirrel's mood
is shown by his tail. It is always
easy to recognize anger in a squirrel
because he shakes his tail back and
forth like a flashing whip.
Dr. McCartney has written arti-
cles concerning squirrels and their
habits for Nature and the Michigan
Alumnus. The shelves of his office
contain about two hundred squirrel
figurines. A tiny squirrel with a
peanut body and a wisp of fur for a
tail stands next to a petite squirrel
carved of bone.
One immediately recognizes Walt
Disney's squirrel creations in two
figurines with wide grins and large,
sweeping tails. Some of the figures
are utilitarian. There are salt
and pepper shakers, napkin hold-
ers, flowerpots, silver bookends, and
numerous other articles all in the
form of squirrels. Dr. McCartney
was recently given a "liqueur Mab"
from Cuba, a hollow china squirrel
with a stopped on top. He even
has a bottle of squirrel liquor.
He has compiled twelve scrap-
books. They include a great many
articles taken from newspapers and
magazines about squirrels. Sketches
of squirrels are used a great deal in
advertising children's clothing. While
traveling across the United States,
Dr. McCartney collected many pic-
tures which make up one of his
scrapbooks.

illion Women
lashes but keep it off the lower lids,
Use freely a rich emollient on the
skin and nails as colds tend toward
dryness.
And for the lack-luster of your
.hair, brush as much as you areE
able. Shampoos, o: course, areI
out. But here's a good way to'
strip your hair of oil and dirt.
Pack your brush with cotton or
spike it with layers of gauze. Or
if you can use the beaten whites
of eggs on the hair, brushing it off
after it dries.
For chapped, sore lips you can use
an old-time home remedy--granuiat-
ed sugar. Rub it on the blisters.
Sugar allays itching and burning
and hastens the drying process. Ap-
ply a rich emollient when the scab
forms. And use a colorless pomade
as a base before applying lip stick.
Bright Letters
From Home,
Cheer Soldiers
In nearly every daily newspaper's
"Letters to the Editor" column a let-
ter from a soldier, asking for more
letters to his buddies runs at least
once a month.
These anonymous soldiers, sailors,
coast-guardsmen, etc. plead with the!
girl friends and families of soldiers
abroad and in their camps to write
more often. They give heartening
examples of men who weep them-
selves to sleep for lack of mail.
It must be a serious situation for
strong men would not admit such
feelings so publicly. Surely the
women with husbands and fiancees
are doing their part-the 'trouble
must be with the unattached men
who are looking for the usual friend-
ly greetings they would get walking
down to the corner drug. All are
not looking for love letters. They
just want a bit of home, or in the
case of men overseas, they just want
a piece of Americana to dream about.
The art of letter writing has long
been disguised with horrible and hid-

This Yule Qive
'From the Heart
To the Heart'
Old Aunt Jennie is a darling. Our
whole family adores her. When her
eightieth birthday was close at hand,
I wanted to make her gift something
extra special. So I asked her what
she really wanted, and her answer
gave me a jolt.
"Don't insult me with another pair
of felt slippers!" she warned. "I'm
sick and tired of being reminded I'm
as old as Methuselah. Give me some-
thing you'd like-say a pair of satin
mules like you wear. I want feather
trimmings. and make them shocking-
pink, too."
Don't Be Sensible
"Miss Pruitt was my prim, digni-
fied, conscientious nurse during a
hospital stay. When I left there I
didn't give her the expected book or
serviceable white stockings. I gave
her a filmy nightie, all lace and
bows. I'll never forget her expression
of joy. I had guessed it. She had
always been given 'something sensi-
ble.'
"Mrs. Haddington has been a scrub
woman in the building where my
husband words ior many years and
he thought I was out of my mind
when I gave her a bottle of my
favorite perfume for Christmas.
Think Before Giving
But Mrs. Haddington didn't. 'Bless
you, Ma'am.' she choked. 'This is the
kind of present one lady gives to
another lady. That does something
to a body like me, I can tell you!'"
The right gift subtly informs the
recipient that you see something in
her which others may have over-
looked. When you make out this
year's Christmas list, don't give the,
"appropriate" gift. Give from the
heart to the heart!
WACs Needed
By Hospitals
Twenty-two thousand WAC's are
needed at once to serve in Army
Hospitals.
Women who are fully qualified to
serve as laboratory technicians, den-
tal technicians, X-ray technicians,
medical and surgical technicians,
psychiatric social workers and psy-
chiatric assistants, educational re-

den rules which has forbidden the conditioning teachers, medical sten-
majority of the people from relaxing cgraphers, or occupational thera-
and permitting themselves to put pists have been requested to volun-
their own personality on paper. teer immediately for service in the
But don't let the old bugaboo do Woman's Army Corps, and after a
it tonight. 'I just can't write letters' basic training course they - will be
scare you off. Sit down tonight and assigned to an Army hospital.
write the everyday things you've Inexperienced women whose inter-
been doing, the everyday gossip you ests lie in these fields, can take
hear from your home town-write it required tests, upon completion of
down and send it to that private who their basic training, and if they suc-
showed you such a good time when he cessfully pass these tests, they will be
was still in civvies. Or send it to given free technical training in cer-
the sailor who helped make your Lain selected jobs.
high school life more fun, even A shortage of nurses has intensified
though you haven't seen each other the need for WAC's to serve as medi-
for years. cal technicians.
PIN-UP PLEA:
Doughboys Request Dream
Girl Pictures from U' Coeds
By FRANCES POPKINS
Wanted: More candidates for pin- whom other residents agree would
up girls. Lack of response to Pvt. make the best pin-up girl. Candi-
Andrew F. Jacobson's plea for a Uni- dates' pictures may be sent to the
versity of Michigan coed who could Women's Editor at The Daily offi-
be the pin-up girl of his "small but ces in the Student Publications
aggressive" company, now serving Building. They should be wrapped
overseas. has shown that campus for overseas mailing and provided
women either are modest about their with sufficient postage. All pic-
glamorous potentialities or are hav- tures will be forwarded to Pvt.
ing too hard a time deciding who Jacobson, and the anxious soldiers
shall represent them. . have promised that "each letter
will be answered promptly."
Since The Daily printed a story The picture of the coed who is
of the doughboys' plight a week selected by the men as the "typical
ago, only one picture, which will be college girl" for whom they are
forwarded to the loyal company, searching, will be printed in The
has been received. The Alpha Chi Daily. Repsrts will be made of all
Omega candidate's picture was giv- correspondence received from Pvt.
en to The Daily already wrapped Jacobson. who promises that the pic-
for overseas mailing, and a letter l tures will help them go straight
front the sorority was included in through to Berlin.
the package. I This opportunity to refute the
In his letter addressed to the slanderous quotation that "four out
University, Pvt. Jacobson, who de--I of five women are beautiful and the
scribed his company as "just a few fifth one goes to Michigan" is one
fellows in Germany doing our part of which every house should take
to end this war," explained that a advantage, and it is one more chance
former Michigan man in his com- to show these men that we want to
pany persuaded them to write to the "do our part."
home of the "best-looking girls in the - _--
States"-the University of Michigan.
Whether his ideal of a perfect pin-up The girl they're
girl, a typical American coed from
Ann Arbor, wi1 be fulfilled ha b n''i
left to the coeds themselves.. "JUNIOR MuSe"
Every house on campus is asked
to submit a picture of the girl

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