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'PACE '.I'EN'-

THRE, AffiliffCAN DAHLY

TH~ MWITWAN 7~AiLY

jLighted Decorations Becoming
Tradition of Christmas Season

Home decoration, ranging from
simple wreaths and candles in the
windlows to elaborately lighted
displays, is becoming a tradition
of the American Christmas holi-
day'scene.
After a let-up during the war
years, many homes will again be
reflecting the spirit of the seasonI
'both inside and out. Decorations
foed not be elaborate or expensive
,to be effective.
Setting a precedent on cam-
pus, Theta Xi will have an out-
door display the last week be-
poorDisplays
"Spread Cheer
Christmas spirit may be flying
in the air on campus but at Jor-
dan Hall it has taken a comfort-
able perch on the doors of dormi-
tory rooms. Here it spells good
cheer to passers-by in many bright
and creative forms.
One of the more unusual dis-
plays is a large green wreath
trimmed with small Christmas
tree lights. The lights are attached
by an electric cord drawn through
the transom over the door. Every-
- ight the wreath comes to life in
multi-colored shades to welcome
dorm mates.
So as not to be outdone the
neighboring door sports a big red
paper bell suspended from the top
of the door, with two small metal
bells attached to ring out Holi-
day greetings.
A' door in the corner of the
top floor boasts a lifesize pic-
ture of Santa Claus holding two
real candy canes. The inhabitants
within have foreseen the immense
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fore vacation. It will consist of
Santa's sleigh and reindeer ar-
tistically lighting the front of
the house. In addition the
white pillars will be wrapped
with red paper to resemble
candy canes.
Two large plywood candles with
electric light flames make a sim-
ple but attractive decoration for
an otherwise pl ain doorway.
Wreaths and boughs of holly and1
evergreen, skillfully arranged andj
accented with light from electric,
candles, can enhance any home.
Another interesting treatment
is to frame a front window with
a giant outline of a Christmas
tree. The tree can be made of
laurel rope and strings of col-
ored bulbs, fastened to the
house in the shape 'of a pine
tree.
For a touch of fantasy that ap-
peals to all, simple construction
board cutouts of snowmen, an-
gels, Santa Claus and other
Christmas figures can be easily
made. They can be lighted with
outdoor floodlights concealed in
the shrubbery.
Brilliantly lighted pine or fir
trees on the front lawn help ex-
tend holiday hospitality. No mat-
ter how simple the outdoor deco-
ration, special emphasis should
be given to the front entrance.
Christmas Trees
Take Novel Turn
Store counters are overflowing
this year with bright and novel
Christmas decorations, ornaments
and accessories.
One that will make the Christ-
mas tree an eye-catching delight
for children and adults alike is

Dimestore Gift
Will Gladden
Simple Heart
By MARILYN JONES
With the on-coming dorm, sor-
ority and fraternity Christmas
parties, where gifts are given in
the spirit of fun and with the
limited "under a dollar" price, the
students are looking to the ever
faithful dime stores for a wide
variety of gift suggestions.
Kresges and Woolworths offer
gifts for every occasion, from the
silly to the practical kind. Dime
store musical instruments provide
a lot of noise and a lot of fun
at parties.
Say it With Knack-Knicks
Bright costume jewelry to liven
up those plain dark dresses is al-
ways acceptable. For the coed who
collects knick-knacks for her room
one can find dogs, horses and
other little china gifts. Or she
may like one of those figured plant
pots containing a cactus or ivy
plant.
For the musical-minded room-
mate one of the children's nurs-
ery rime records is appropriate.
A gold fish might be appreciated
by the zoology major.
Give a Gift They'll Cherish
There are comic books for the
English lit. major or a book of
nursery rimes. Notebooks and
bluebooks would suit Mr. "4-point"
and a Michigan pennant is the
gift for Mr. "Collegiate."
The dimestores are filled with
all types of games and toys sure
to be appreciated by the juvenile
student. Practical gift suggestions
are cosmetics and notions.
When looking for a gift for the
name-exchanging party or the
grab-bag party, browse around in
the dime stores before making
your final selection.

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+ i anu aiiace tao the canes the electric tree turner which re- The extensive canal systems of
are words of warning to "not volves the whole Christmas tree Europe tended to retard early rail-
touch. three times each minute. way development because they had
'VMost of the doorways bear pic- The turner looks like any other already provided a cheap trans-
tures of Santa as reminders to be metal tree base and has a tiny, port system and the necessary
'ood so that coeds won't be neg- self-starting motor and a two- bridges added to the costs of rail-
lected on Christmas Eve. way outlet for lights. way construction.
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Gift Suggestions for Every Member of the Family
BEAUTIFUL GIFT STATIONERY
s Vari-Colored Paper and
Envelopes
$1.00 and up
Large Selection of
Sheaffer, Parker, and Ever- 4
Sharp Fountain Pens
at all prices
E Attractive Desk Model
Fountain Pen Sets
Ideal for home or office
Substantial Wooden Covered Photo Album . . . . .$5.00
& Leather-bound Photo Albums, Scrapbooks $2.75 to 6.75
Leather Book Covers, with colored design . . . .$2.00
Leather-bound Guest Books, green or brown ... .$4.00
Variously colored 5-Year and 1-Year Diaries
complete with lock and key
Leather Wallets .. . .$1.00 and up Poker Chip Sets ........$10-$19
Key-Tainers . ...... . 25c and up Cribbage Boards ........25c-$3
The Perfect Mich. Memento Complete Selection of
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Michigan Calendar Non-Fiction
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