THE MICHIGAN DAILY'
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Kids at U' Hos
Early for Chri
By SHEILA MILLMA
Christmas startS early for the
children at University Hospital, so
for a long time now they have been
busily penning letters to Santa
Clause, and making decorations
and gifts in the Galen workshop.
In about a week Santa himsell
will start making the round,
bringing a fat stocking to everN
child and a toy or game fitted t(
'U' Will Lend Art
To Rural Schools
Rural and village schools in
Michigan will benefit from a new
plan, recently adopted by the Uni-
versity, which would include the
loan of reproductions of great
paintings to these schools.
The prints will be selected on
the basis of their beauty and their
significance as illustrations of
trends and movements in art his-
tory. Prof. Jean Paul Slusser, di-
rector of the University Museum
of Art, will choose the prints and
direct their framing.
Ralston Purina Company's 200
workers will hold their annual din-
ner Dec. 19 with cereal substi-
tuting for the traditional dinner.
The cereal will cost 10 cents and
the $360 saved will be used for
European relief, the company an-
he individual need of each little
The most important aspect of
the holiday, however, is that each
;hild has a share in the prepara-
-ion. They can help build healthy
ninds and bodies by being a part
of Christmas, in the words of Miss
Dorothy Ketcham, Director of So-
zial Service at the Hospital.
"We can't substitute for Home
or Health, but we can help the
children learn how to express
themselves, and how to work with
Under the direction of trained
teachers, the children are doing
amazing things in the workshop
sponsored by the Galens Medical
Society. Using every available ma-
terial from wood to old greeting
cards, they are making clever,
original Christmas tree ornaments,
toys, and gifts of every type for
their families at home. Their new-
est project is baking Christmas
cookies which the boys enjoy doing
just as much as the girls do.
Christmas is not a one day ob-
servance at University Hospital,
the spirit pervades the whole year
round, Miss Ketcham said. The
Christmas project is itself only a
part of the greater plan of oc-
cupational therapy in which both
children and adults participate.
Keeping busy helps the patients
to get well, and thus these activ-
ities are predominant the whole
year round; it is only the theme
that changes, she added.
Psychologists Advise Careful
Choice of Junior's Presents
By The Associated Press Nowadays, there's almost as
There's much more than meets much research connected with
the casual eye in Santa's bulging toy-making as with splitting the
pack, so when you start to buy atom. Toys are graded not only
that little red wagon for Johnny's as to age group suitability, but al-
t so to their purpose-active play,
Christmas, look out. creative play, dramatic play or so-
Be sure that it is suited to his cial play.
age group. Consider his person- In spite of all precautions, how-
ality and decide whether he really ever, parents or doting relatives.
needs a little red wagon, or whe- still are all too prone to select a
ther a chemistry set would be toy which appeals to themselves
more useful at his present stage of and forgets the child, according
development. Inquire whether the to Dr. Grace Langdon, child psy-
wagon is play-tested and what chologist and play specialist. Peo-
skills it is planned to develop. Ask ple who follow this system should
yourself if Johnny is the wagon not be too disappointed when Ju-
type, or whether he has advanced nior accepts the toy listlessly and
to the station wagon set. then goes back to a battered old
Toy buying is no casual matter favorite.
in these days of advanced psy- "Most people don't understand
chology. Child experts warn that what toys mean to children. They
the wrong toy may not only be are not just something with which
wasted on Johnny, but may ac- to kill time. A child works with
tually be the cause of personality his toys and learns from them.
maladjustments. A too-intricate That is why toys should be suited
construction set, for instance, not only to the age of the child
might discourage a little boy for- but also to his individual capa-
ever from becoming a great en- cities and preferences," Dr. Lang-
gineer. don added.
SUNDAY ,DECEMRER 14, 1947
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SANTA GETS OK TO PAINT ON SUNDAY-Frank Morrison is so
busy in his Santa Claus role six days a week in a department
store in Malden, Mass., this season that lie had to get special
police nermission to paint his house on his Sundasy off. Massachu-
setts lawt prohibits painting on The Lord's Day,
Excited Eyes Pasty Fingers
Mark Yule activities of Kids
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By CRAIG WILSON
Excited eyes and pasty fingers
mark the climax of the Christmas
season at the University Elemen-
Busy tots, whose ages iangc
from five to eleven have beeu
bustling with activity since
Thanksgiving Day-all to make
sure good old Santa receives the
welcome he deserves.
Initial preparation began with
"Santa and the Gremlins," a pla3
written by the fifth and sixth
graders, Each of the 27 partici-
pating children made his pr hei
costume and performed before an
audience of 150 tots.
Meanwhile, members of the
nursery class industriously inadc
place cards, calendars and small
novelties to decorate the Christ-
mas dinner trays of Veterans
Soon after the corridors and
classrooms of the elementary
school took on a really "Christ-
massy" air as children hung deco-
rations on real Christmas trees
Colored paperchains, strings of
pop-corn-all the "old fashione
home-made decorations," accord
ing to Dr. G. Max Wingo, princi
pal of the elementary school.
Thursday, the traditional carol
ing by lantern-light of the ele
mentary school will be held. Stud
ents from the high school wil
march through the corridors c
the lower grades each holding
small lantern. The ceremony
one small children await eager
each year and then vow thy:
will do when they reach high
Around the blazing tire in th
school's library, naear one of th
many. decorated trees, the yoiun',
sters will meet Friday b'4or' U
term ends for Christmas vaca
To protect shiny buttons an
jewelry from scratches coat witl
colorless nail polish.
tion to sing all the carols they
know and exchange season's
Presents to put under the home
Christmas tree also are the re-
sults of the children's ambitious
Blotters, desk corners, and bak-
ed clay impressions of tiny hands
to be painted and used as paper-
weights by proud fathers and
Each classrown, besides being
equipped with a full-size Christ-
mas tree, is bedecked with cut-
outs of Santa, unawsorted angels,
stars, birds, and paper lanterns.
Christmas parties are scheduled
for all classes during the-coming
week. Each child will invite his or
Nel Van Vliet and Mrs. Koster
Van Feggplen, two Dutch swim-
mers who participated in the U.S.
National championships, -came to
the U.S. with only $15 each to
spend, which is the maximum a
person can take out of the Nether-
lands, according to strict currency
Calendars: New England Art Calendars,
Desk Sets: Eversharp, Sheaffer, Fount-O-Ink,
Morris Set. Carters , . . ranging
from $1.25 up.
Photograph Albums, Scrap Books
Address Books... Appointment Books
Bill Folds (Ladies' and Men's) . . . Robinson
Brief Cases . . . Diaries
Fountain Pens of all makes.
Bronze Book Ends . . . Fluorescent Desk Lamps
Playing Cards and Games
Ladies' and Men's Manicure Sets
Two-Drawer Files ... Typewriter Tables
Folding Card and Coffee Tables
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