S t tit ir
By AUDREY BUTTERY
When it comes to believing in
the old adage "it's better to give
than to receive," University stut-
dents have lined LIp with Santa
A passing glance at the social
calendars of campus organizations
shows a gratifying prevalence of
so-called "benefit" parties aan
HIouses Spread Cheer
Most houses agree, however, 1 iat
any effort to do a good turn for
the kiddies before starting on the
long awaited trek home is regard-
ed not as a charity gesture but as
an opportunity to distribute the
true Christmas cheer.
Probably the biggest event of
the kind on this week's agenda is
'the IFC - sponsored Christmas
party, to be held for elementary
school children at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday in Hill Auditorium. No-
tification has been given that any
University-students wishing to at-
tend must be accompanied by
Children's Parties Planned
Several fraternities and sorori-
ties have planned parties for Ann
Arbor children this week. Mem-
bers of Delta Delta Delta plan to
invade the peaceful corridors of
the children's words at Univer-
sity Hospital with gay carols and
candy canes for each of the 65 pa,
Every year at this time mem-
bers of Sigma Chi entertain at
their house 30 children selected
from Ann Arbor homes by the fra-
ternity house man. The guests will
assemble Thursday afternoon to
receive presents and feast on ice
cream and cake.
Santa Makes Personal Appearance
Santa Claus himself will be
present Wednesday afternoon at
the Phi Gamma Delta house to
meet first and second grade boys
from Angell Elementary School.
Children of Alpha Chi Omega
alumnae will be guests Monday
evening at the sorority house.
Taking a broader view, Kappa
Kappa Gamma has been conduct-
ing a drive throughout the holiday
season to collect articles of cloth-
ing and inexpensive toys, which
will be sent to a group of under-
privileged school children in Cali-
Inexpensive toys will be pre-
sented to children confined in hos-
pitals by several dormitories and
sorority houses. Many houses will
also continue their annual policy
of making a gift of Christmas
trees after students have left Ann
GAY BLADES REVIEW:
Figure Skating Club Provides
listruction, Social Aict viiie
Bly IIARYANN HARIS
Will the approach of the frosty
the crisp air of
the University Coliseum reverber-
ates with the flash of silver skates
and the jubilant shouts of mem-
bers of the University Tee Skating
"Okay kid!, now open mohawks,
remember forward charge of edge."
"Forward outside eights, threes to
the center, then waltz!"
This strange jabber is the us-
uwl afternoon routine of the 125
red-cheeked skaters who turn
out weekly for the figure skting
prac-tie and instruction of the
itversity Ice Skating Club.
According to Miss Greschke,
professional advisor of the club,
and tutor, Howard Nicholson, all
figure skating evolves from one
four letter word "edge." The
"edge" is the lean of the body
necessary for correct use of the
edge of the skate blade.
Under the direction of Miss
Greschke. and. Irene. Straub,
president of the club, the skat-
ers are now beginning produe-
tion work on a series of programs
with a South American theme to
be given before hockey games.
The first number, to be pres-
ented Jan. 16 before the Minne-
sota game, will feature Brazil,
with special choreography ar-
,;ngements andl costurning by Miss
Greschke, who has produced and
directed the 1945 Grayling Win-
ter Festival, the Sue St. Marie
Carnival and appeared in last
year's Lake Placid Winter Car-
Concerning this year's skat-
ing programs both Miss Straub
and Miss Greschke agree that,
with production and figure for-
mation 'details under hand, the
success of the shows lies with
the intangible sparkle and per-
sonality involved in the "best
Not all of the skating time of
these ice skimmers is spent in
practice. The social aspect is no
little factor in the enjoyment of
the skaters, the daily skating peri-
"skimming o'er the ice" to Strauss
waltzes and the numerous "skat-
ods being partially devoted tot
ing symphonies" recently purchas-
ed by the club.
Hobbyists can get the govern-
ment to tell them about postage
stamps, basic photography, fish-
ing, leathercraft, woodworking,
raising squabs, collecting medicin-
al plants or practicing judo; the
latter was: prepared for soldiers
by the War Department.
"The co-reCreatiOnal skating
club offers the best opportunity
to meet others interested in your
favorite recreation," says Howard
Hensen, Lit. school senior. "I hope
I get those new skates for Christ-
mas," adds Eddie Kuhn, Lit.
school senior. Both are new mem-
bers of the University lee Skating
Balloonhi se rs
('I ter:; ,l lightled balloons and
-vI 'greets make unusual decora
tions for front. (loorways or for
Trhese effective ornaments are
easy to make and cost very little.
Balloons of good quality in red and
green should be used. Small clear
bulbs from a Christmas tree string
may be easily inserted into the
neck of the inflated balloons after
the tips of the bulbs have been
dipped in water.
ere are somne
for RADIO and RECORD
Linguaphone Sets in foreign languages
Permanent Needles attractively packaged
Record Carrying Cases - 10" and 12"
Storage Albums for singles
Come in and let us help you with your
gift problems. We will be glad to gift-wrap
your package or wrap it for mailing.
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TO MK YOUR CHRISTMAS LAST
Yes, we have reading to give pleasure throughout the year to
each person on your list. Look over these ideas to help you
complete your gift shopping with just one stop.
For MOTHER ... For SISTER . .
HOUSE DIVIDED-Ben Ames Williams' THE GOLDEN CHRISTMAS BOOK is filled
novel of an American family through four with stories, songs, poems, riddles, and
generations is slow-paced and full of great Things to do for Christmas. A favorite for
human emotions, ambitions, and sacrifices ihe whole Christmas Season.
truly a book to remember.
For DAD.. .For BROTHER...
THE AMERICAN PAST by Roger Butter- BACK HOME - Bill Mauldin has filled
fieda hiry o T th Ute S tatefrm this book with hundreds of his cartoons
field, a history of the United States from and the vigorous, honest opinions of condi
Concord to Hiroshima, is told with thou- tions in our times as only.Bill Mauldin can
sands of pictures reproduced from original express them.
photographs, lithographs, and drawings.
No comparable historical project has ever
before been published. For UNCLE ...
ACROSS THE WIDE MISSOURI by Ber-
For AUNT ... nard DeVoto is an outstanding history of
RED PLUSH by Guy McCrone-:-a saga of the Far West by a top historian. It is beau-
the comfortable age of gas-lit streets, cob- tifully illustrated with paintings by Alfred
bled pavements, and red plush-is strictly Jacob Miller, Charles Bodmer, and George
for enjoyment and relaxation. Catlin.
For GIRL FRIEND ... For BUDDY . .
THE BRIGHT PROMISE - Richard Sher. McELLIGOT'S POOL - Written and illus-
man's heartwarming story of a man and a trated by Dr. Suess, this is the latest and
woman, of a marriage, and of the times in best of, Dr. Suess' enchanting nonsense
which we live. tales. The pictures are wonderful!
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