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December 14, 1947 - Image 11

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The Michigan Daily, 1947-12-14

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T, DECEMBER 14, 1947




Easter Looms
As Treeless,
> Yule Garb To Be Off
The Christmas lights on the
gigantic pine in front of the li-
brary will definitely not be around
for Easter as they were last year.
This was the firm assurance of
Walter M. Roth, superintendent
of the plant department. "In some
way or another they were forgot-
ten and lost in the confusion of
so much University building," he
"'This year affairs are better or-
ganized and the plant depart-
ment promises not to let the Yule-
tide season extend all the way to
Commenting on his other
Christmas activities, Roth ex-
plained that all decorations for
the dormitories and hospital must
be handled by the department.
Everything from the largest tree
to the smallest bulb for the tree
is distributed through plant men.
"It keeps the buying office on
the lookout for material the year
around. The advent of December
only means a, little more concen-
trated effort. But as every other
person we feel the pinch of the
Christmas rush in some way," he
"The Messiah," Roth continued,
"is one of our biggest projects.
The stage must be constructed
and the decoration is a lengthy
process. Evergreens, hammering,
and Handel are all pleasantly
mixed. The whole procedure is
very old, so our department easily
falls into the University' Christ-
mas traditions."
AMA Program
The primary purpose of the or-
ganization of the American Medi-
cal Association was improvement
of medical education, but it's func-
tions have expanded through the
years. Best known, among its
functions is the service it renders
in keeping the profession and the
public abreast of advances in,
medical science through 11 regu-
lar publications, the press and the

U' Hospital Seeks To Bring
Normal Festivities to Patients

Traces of Santa Claus and the
Yuletide season can be detected
in the pre-Christmas bustle at
University hospital as the staff
personnel brings the holiday spir-
it straight to the patients in lieu
of their usual festivities at home.
Nurses and other hospital per-
sonnel with artistic tendencies
already have begun to paint with
water- colors different scenes on
the windows in the wards, nurse's
stations, offices and laboratories,
reflecting the season of joyous-
ness. Typical of the scenes de-
picted are the manger scene, jolly
Santa Clauses with their rein-
deer, Christmas candles and
wreaths. Occasionally, one may
even find poems expressing good
cheer painted on the panes.
Tree in Every Ward
Fully-decorated Christmas trees
are, gradually beginning to appear
throughout the hospital. In the
past, the hospital has attempted
to place a tree in every ward.
Some of the individual patients
are having their own trees up.
Other decorations, such as pa-
per mache fireplaces and tinsel
Rare Volumes
Are o Display
Maybe the atom age is young,
but rare volumes in the University
General Library show that much
of modern science had its be-
ginnings in 17th century Holland.
The basis for novelist and com-
ic strip artist "men, from Mars"
creations got a strong push from
Christian Huygens, middle 17th
century Dutchman, whose book
on astronomical observations con-
tains many correct assumptions
concerning the constitution of the
planets, as well as the firm assur-
ance that there was life on other
planets. The book, in a very early
edition is in the University Lib-
The published letters of An-
thony Van Leewenhoek, Dutch
scientist who was the first man
to see bacteria, are also among
the rare books in the library.

decorations, are often found in
the rooms and the wards. A few
of the nurses sometimes even put
up a few sprigs of mistletoe.
Christmas Party
An annual event in the hospital
is the Christmas party for the
personnel, which is given shortly
before the big day. Here the jani-
tors, the executives, the nurses,
the orderlies, the office help, the
internes, the nurse's aides, the
maintenance workers, the doctors,
the barbers, the elevator opera-
tors, the pharmacists, the techni-
cians and the rest of the employes
get together for a holiday celebra-
Shortly before Christmas, the
dieticians prepare a special holi-
day meal with all the trimmings
for the patients. Roast turkey with
dressing, ice cream, Christmas
cookies, candies, cake, and nuts
are usually included in the fare.
Gifts for Patients
For the children confined to the
hospital, the appearance of Santa
Claus at their bedsides with his
pack of presents purchased for
the most part by Galen Tag Day
funds is the high point of the
season. Usually, his activities are
not restricted to the children's
wards, however, as he brings small
gifts to all patients.,
Home, it is generally agreed, is
the best place to be at Christmas,
and therefore many patients
whose conditions permit, are al-
lowed to take a vacation at this
Strains of "Silent Night," "O
Little Town of Bethlehem,"
"Noel" and other familiar Christ-
mas carols usually are heard in
the hospital during the Christmas
week as choristers from local
churches entertain the patients by
singing at various points outside
the hospital.
The toy pack for Christmas,
1947, is bigger, more wonderful
and more carefully planned than
ever, hitting an all-time high of
$250 million. There are dolls that
blow plastic bubbles, trains with
nearly human milkmen and gate-
men, and games that utilize sec-
rets of electronics and such devel-
oped during the war.

Lfocal Citizens .
Invite Students
For Vacation
It would be hard to imagine
greater expectancy than our own
concerning Christmas, but to1
many foreign students Christmas
will mean a new home.
Many invitations were extended
by citizens of Ann Arbor and
neighboring vicinities to foreign
students. Twelve will travel as
far as Glens Falls and James-
town, New York, and live there
under the auspices of "Experi-
ment in International Living."
This organization is responsible
for sending students to homes all
over the world at vacation times.
Others at the International
Center spoke of a Cook-like tour
they will take, spending two days
in New York, Washington,
Charleston, Miami, and New Or-
leans, and returning via Chicago.
A very modern Santa Claus will
arrive by helicopter at Willow Run
on Dec. 20. He and his presents
will be awaited at the Interna-
tional Center by sixty excited
children and their student-par-
ents around a Christmas tree. Af-
ter a story and movie, refresh-
ments of hot milk, cookies, and of
course, ice cream, will be served
in the recreation room.
Foreign students are icoking
forward to celebrating Christmas
and New Year's in traditional
American custom, as evidenced by
the air of expectancy at the Cen-

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and beauty, silk and
rayon, $2.98 up.
Nylons in sheer dark
shades, $1.35 up.
Gloves in suede, fab-
ric, and pigskin, $1 .98
Jewelry accents; pins,
earrings, necklaces, and
pearls, $1.00 up,

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flea utif ii I Handkercuiefs
A Dainty Party Apron
SA Gorgeous Scotch Plaid 100 Wool Throw
A Bath Rug, Mat and Seat Cover
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Skirts, wools and gab-
ardines, $3.50 up.
Sweaters in your most
becoming colors and
styles, $3.98 up.


Dresses, casual
exotic, $9.95 up.


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On Monday night from 7 to 9, Jacobson's will be a no woman's land-reserved
exclusively for your Christmas shopping and designed to keep you deep in
the hearts of the opposite sex. Our entire staff-trained to offer
you any technical advice you may request on feminine taste-will
be on hand to serve you. Anything you select will be carefully
gift wrapped in Jacobson's exclusive metallic-blue--ready
to put under the tree-and mailed if you so desire.




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ed on gleaming panel, across brushed gold-
tone compact.
Mounogramming .25
2. Soft-glow pearl bibs, many-stranded for
pcrfect cost umne ensemble, a gift she'll

plus tax

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3. Gold embossed leather jewelry box with,
removable ring tray and beautifUl moire
A. bitten-soft quilted rayon puff-robe with
new full.flared skirt in lovely flower design,
""adn lined,
. "Wanderlust" manicure set by Revlon,
handsome checked tweed with effect case
with all her nail needs.

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furnishings and clothing


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6. Surveyor's antique leather
hand-crafted surveyor's case,
saddle leather.

bag, replica of
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