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Sixth Graders Slam Neighbor Badgers

Sixth Grade students near the
University of Wisconsin campus
ne criticizing their elder fellow
students for allegedly littering the
area with cigarette butts, guml
wrappers and assorted flotsam.
"We have our playgroundse at
Longfellow School clean," they
"WE PICK UP all our papers,
gum and candy wrappers, school
papers (Daily Cardinal) and all
kinds of papers. What can you do
to keep your playground clean?"
According to the Daily Cardi-
nal, which incidentally was vot-
ed No. 1 collegiate newspaper by
SDX, Badger students had their
heads high enough in the lofty
clouds of academic concern not
to be aware of the world about
A survey brought out many: "I
nadn't noticed ..."
** *
BUT STUDENTS were ready to
gaze when fire broke out in a
Cambridge, Mass., haberdashery.
More than 500 Harvard students
appeared on the scene to watch
firemen extinguish a fire in the
Harris tweed section of the shop,
according to the lead of an article
in the Crimson.
IF THEIR GAZE had been di-
verted in another direction, edi-
tors of the Harvard Lampoon
might have discovered that their
rival, the Dartmouth Jacko, had
masqueraded as a "slick in lam-
poon's clothing," to sell copies of
their issue on the Radcliffe camp-
us, according to the Dartmouth.
The Jacko was disguised with a
fake Lampoon cover and smuggled
into Cambridge.
Best gag in the Jackolampoon
was an advertisement reading:


"Which twin has the Phoni?" Po-
lice found it so interesting, they
nicked up 700 copies to take home.
Nith murder when they "Killed"
a fellow Lambda Chi Alpha fra-
ternity member at University of
Washington, according to the U.
of W. Daily.
Officially referred to as the
"Catsup Murder," the case in-
volved an intricate plan to bump
off a student. The victim first
spread rumors that someone was
'out to get him." Then in the
dark of evening he lolled outside
the front door of the Lamb house
making sure everyone knew he
was there.
A shot was fired, students
rushed out and found him
smeared with "blood." They
hauled him to an automobile
conveniently waiting and con-;
spirators whisked the victim off
to the hospital. The recovery
was, of course, speedy.
All involved were restricted to
the campus, had to be in at 10
p.m. every- night and were turned
over to the Municipal Court on
disorderly conduct charges.
* * *
their fate, however, if they hadt
consulted a fellow University of
Washington student who appearsl
to have extrasensory powers to
forsee the future and read ther
pages of people's minds.
Although his feats have donet
everything but win him famet
and fortune, the scholar told
the U. of W. Daily his powersI
won't work on exams.
"All that ever comes through ist
a jumble of ideas. Just like staticc
on a radio," he said. He does not
get all-A's, but his exams rate.,

are optimistic animals-despite
Hell and high halfbacks they are
still ready to go out on a mathe-
matical limb to support the home
Our case in point comes from
the University of Pittsburgh
Pitt News which headlined:
The Panthers were winding up
a so-so-season against the Lions
-the Nittany Lions-the unde-
feated, high riding Penn State
powerhouse. But Pitt took the
game 7-0 when a tackle, who had
never carried a football in his life,
found himself in possession of the
pigskin and bringing home the
bacon. So collegiate newspapers
will continue to keep on the sunny
side of the campus and schools
will play football.
Department Store
Sales Show Drop
ment store sales in the first week
of the Christmas shopping season
ran below last year for the fifth
consecutive week.
The five week decline is the
longest since the war. If continued
through Christmas, the decline
will make 1948 the first in eleven
years to show a poorer dollar vol-
ume of department store sales
than the preceding year.
The decline in the Dec. 4 week
was nation-wide.
Since price averages are higher
this year than last, the decline in
dollar volume indicated an even
greater decline in quantity of
goods sold.

Coeds Ask
Santa Claus
For Gowns
With a gala Christmas season
coming up many coeds are hop-
ing that Santa Claus will bring
them a new formal to brighten
the numerous parties during va-
Styles do not as a general rule
change much from year to yeanr
in formal wear, but even to an
unprejudiced eye this winter's
crop looks extraordinarily lush.
* * *
SATINS and taffetas are reap-
ing top honors for popularity. The
favorite colors are in the pastel.
range, but white seems to be gain-
ing more admirers as "The" color
of the season.
Strapless gowns are still tops
with the college crowd, but. the
off- the- shoulder neckline is
generally conceded to more
flattering. Shoe-string straps
are used quite often to break the
unbroken top expanse.
The most recent innovations
which add to the bouffantness of
a whirling skirt are corded bands
and quilting which add weight to
the bottom. Touches of gold em-
broidery and lace are rising in
vogue. Bustles and padded hips
are featured on almost 50 per cent
of the formals in current collec-
S* * *
THE KEYNOTE of all recent
designs is a romantic look, which
is emphasized by flat gilt and sil-
ver sandals, tiny evening bags of
mesh, velvet, and brocades, and
slippers with a baby Louis heel, in
satin or velvet dyed to match a
favorite formal. Short gloves for
dancing is a pretty custom that is
being revived.

SIX MORE DAY TO PAROLE .. . Delirious with joy, a blue-
book-weary Law student contemplates 16 days of wine, women
and song..le and many others like him will wend their way
homeward next week-end to points north, south, east and west.
IBM Test Scoring Machine
Hlas All the nightAnswers

]ovel Xmas
On ret
Ingenullity Maes
Chore Enjoyable
Wrapping Cliritmas packages
can be the most enjoyable part of
your preparations for the coming
holiday season, and the result can
be almost as pleasing to the re-
ceiver as the gift itself.
In recent years, manufacturers
have realized this, and packets
containing matched and con-
trasting wrapping materials have
gone on the market. All one need
do is use a bit of ingenuity to pro-
duce a package that will be an
THERE ARE many decorative
roads open to those who would
prefer dabbling in their own cre-
ativeness. Amazing use can be
made of decorative tree orna-
ments, holly berries, pine cones,
bells, old Christmas cards and
even discarded bits of yarn.
Try using some plain white
paper when wrapping one
package. Decorate i t with
Christmas seals or, if you weild
a brush, some holiday scenes of
your own. Now wrap the gift
again with either clear or color-
ed cellophane, make your choice
of ribbon, and that's that.
It is always fun doing-up child-
ren's gifts too. Santa Claus deco-
rations, made from absorbent cot-
ton with the aid of a paint box
and a few dabs of paste, warm the
heart of any child. Watch this
wrapping find a place of its own,
apart from mangled piles of paper
and ribbon that litter the room.
CHRISTMAS cards received it
past years can still serve double
duty. Use the picture or scene
fromn a card as part of your design
This will also eliminate the
need for a name card. Merely
apply your greeting at the bot-
tom of the card.
Gifts are always appreciated
much more when the giver makes
them seem more personal. This
personal touch may also go - for
the manner in which the gift is
Try to think what would be
pleasing to the particular person
receiving the gift; carry that
Christmas spirit of trying to
please even to the wrappings.

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When you get those blue-inkedI
test papers back with a heart-
breaking mark on them, don't
blame your instructor; he didn't
correct them.
What's to blame is a little ma-
chine about the size of a modern
desk, worth close to $15.000. It's
an IBM Test Scoring Machine, a
product of the International Busi-
ness Machines Corporation.
THERE ARE two such wonders
in the Rackham Building which
are rented for from $40 to $60 a
month. They were installed at the
University in 1937.
They aren't so bad as they ap-
rar here, though. In fact, says
Mrs. Ruth E. Kelly, who runs
them, they are great time savers
2nd more accurate than hand-
scored tests. It's not the machines
,,hat change the little black marks
to one big red one, it's the tests
Here's how they work. Stud-
ents are given a question sheet
with dozens of true-false or
multiple choice queries and an
answer sheet with five spaces
for each answer. The student
then marks what he hopes is the
"orrect space with a soft or
electro-graphic pencil.
As the paper is put into the ma-

chine, it is pressed against a mast-
er answer sheet with holes to cor-
respond with correct answers. If
the answer on the test is right, a
little pin goes through the hole
and completes a circuit by contact
with the graphite in the pencil
chine gets a "big charge" out of a
good paper.
The master sheet not only re-
cords right answers but "reads"
wrong ones, too. Besides this, with
two or more insertions of each
paper, the machine can score
"weighted" answers, up to weights
of 15 points for each answer. The
scorer reads the result on a dial.
Speed is the greatest asset of
the machine. The maximum
number of sheets that can be
run by -one operator is 500 an
hour, with two operators
running a maximum of almost
1500 an hour.
Accuracy is a great help, too, but
when it rains the machines go to
sleep on the job and are of no use
until the weather clears. Mrs.
Kelley says she prays for clear
weather during freshman week
when all aptitude tests of incoming
freshmen are machine-scored.



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