THE MICHIGAN DAILY
4aintenance Men Uphold Yule Tradition
'istmas spirit here at Michi- A main line is hoisted up the difficulties have arisen from the
has for many years been trunk of the tree with a block sudden appearance of snow -
tened by the appearance of and tackle and then the fun be- storms, which weight the branch-
htly lighted tree in the mid- gins. The maintenance men climb es with snow. At this time the
f campus. up the tree and lay branch lines workers are hindered by both the
more than a quarter of a out on each limb. The tree lines heavy branches and occasional
ry this tradition has been are connected to a service cable avalanches of snow. Ice also
d under the supervision of which runs to the Library. When brings its problems by making the
lectrical division of the Uni- completely trimmed the tree holds tree very slippery for the "human
y Plant Department, which approximately 100 sixty - watt monkeys."
made a special string of bulbs. A tree is similarly trimmed in
for the tree. During the years the biggest front of the Observatory.
' U' Students
By BARBARA MARTIN
Christmas just ain't what it
used to be.
There once was a time, back
in the dark ages of childhood,
when thoughts of Christmas
brought joy and excitement to all.
But in Ann Arbor, 1947, some
noticeable changes have occurred.
About the time the rest of the
population is concerned with
Christmas shopping and how
they'll manage to meet the bills
after the first of the "happy"
new year, the U. of M. student
is drifting along in his usual
procrastinating way. Suddenly,
three professors announce blue-
books for the last day before
This comes as somewhat of a
shock to the naive and uninitiat-
ed, but the hardened upperclass-
man has been expecting it all
along, although he, too, is in many
Deciding that there are more
pressing matters to be taken
care of, Joe College forgets his
bluebooks and starts out on a
shopping tour. After spending
hours fighting the crowds, he
realizes his mistake and returns
home with nothing but shat-
Pushing his studies still far-
ther back in his mind, our aver-
age student is horrified to find
that he has not yet made reserva-
tions for home. After calling the
train station, bus depot and air-
port, comes the realization that he
is only a few weeks too late.
A problem has now developed
which is of world-shaking im-
portance. Either he must cut his
Friday and Saturday classes,
including bluebooks, or he is
doomed to stay in Ann Arbor
until the following Monday.
But the choice is really not so
Thursday finds the student re-
laxing on the train headed for
home. His suitcase is packed with
books which will remain unopen-
ed until vacation is over and he
has returned to "dear Ann Arbor
Harvard is continuing last year's
revival of pre-Christmas activities
with "beer holiday dinners and
drama. "Each of the seven houses
will produce plays incuding Thur-
ber's "Male Animal." Onion's
"Peace in Our Time," Johnson's
"Epicoene," "The C o m p uls o r y
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