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~HE MICHIGAN DAILY

Shoe Apparel Through Ages
S hoes Trend Toward Comfort
Elizabethan Footwear Featured 'DuCkbilI';
Torrid Twenties Brought Scanty San dles

By JANICE JAMES
High and handsome to low and
luxurious--this has been the trend
of fashion footwear throughout
the ages!
Tight shoes played havoc with
the human foot during the middle
ages when cobblers placed all em-
phasis on decoration and unusual
effects in designing fancy foot-
wear.
In the 1300's, the peak of shoe
>tyle was the "Crakow." This f an-
asy of footwear had a toe so long
and pointed that it required a
chain to hold it up so the wearer
could walk. . , ,
CLEOPATRA'S callouses were
doubtlessly due to the pointed
toes of her slippers which were re-
garded as a mark of distiction in
* early Roman times-.
The l700's still saw the reign
of the pointed toe, and the styl-
ish Frenchwoman of the period
also f edavored a slener heel that
threw her foot up to a sharp 60
degree angle.
Queen Elizabeth, new littleignum-
ber appropriately labeled the
Tickets On Sale Now
For IFC Annual DanCe
Tickets for the IFC Ball are now
on sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the
Administration Building.
No tickets will be sold at the
door, Dick Ferrara, publicity
chairman for the dance, announ-
ced.
The dance committee requests
that all names of booth chaper-
ones be submitted to Robert Had-
den immediately.
"The ball will be formal with no
Acorsages worn," said Mr. Ferrara.

'Duckbill" made its debut in the
fashion world. This fancy, arch
support featured soles so wide that
a law finally had to passed limit-
ing them to a width of five and
one half inches!
* * *
DURING THIS period, the mem-
bers of the wooden shoe set liter-
ally began "lifting themselves by
the bootstraps." They had attach-
ed iron rings to their shoes to en-
able themselves to lift their feet
out of the mud-.
Not knowing one foot from the
other, by looking at their shoes
that is our ancestors finally
adopted the style of right and
left shoes in the 1850's.
The turn of the century saw mi-
lady sporting footwear which was
definitely made for practical pur-
poses with tops which camie prac-
tically to the ankles.
WITH THE hiking of hemlines,
the feminine population began'
wuld add to rathert hnesubrc
from, the ankle attraction.
When the torrid and terrific
twenties hit the nation, women
were sporting shoes which were
nothing more than sandles with
a lie bit more heel and toe at-
For sport and' classroom wear,
the campus woman of todaV casts
her vote in favor of saddle shoes
and loafers. With the return of
the Charleston and Varsity Drag
though, the flapper footwear of
twenty years ago is making a re-
peat performance.
Nowadays, milady may be sport-
ing nothing on her feet but a four
inch heel plus a sole, or merely a
laced-up buckle, but nevertheless
she'll be footloose and fancy free!

-Daily--Alan Reid
OFF THEY GO-Wally Teninga and Jean Johnson mail letters
personally signed by Teninga, president of the senior class, urging
all members of the class of '50 to attend Senior Ball. The dance
will be held Friday, May ZG in the Union Ballroom. Since the
event is exclusively for seniors this year, a large turnout of the
graduating class is expected. Miss Johnson is co-chairman of
publicity for the affair. Ticket sales will begin Monday.
eWdB er CSombine Cryst al, Je t
TAccen TandSoles

ShLeer Fabrics
WilI Set Pace
N ext Summer
RaynFroks Give
Fresh AppearanCe
Despite [lot Weathfer
It's going to be a sheer, sheer
summer along the fabric line,
claim New York stylists.'
When temperatures reach the
hot weather point, fashionable wlo-
men will look cool and elegant in
their rayon sheer frocks which are
now taking their place among cot-.
tons, silks and butcher linens for
warm seasons.
Important news in this import-
ant material are different and
charming prints. Appearing in ev-
ery describable pattern, experts
predict that they will dominate
fashion headlines.
TINY SPLASHES of bright tan-
gerine with shadow stripes of a
pale peach tone is chosen by one
designer who outlines these colors
against a startling white, and adds
interest with a white linen jacket.
Chic black and white combi-
nations will be extensively used
an~dk maany style illfeatur
on fragile blue or pink.
"Sweet and Lovely" are the line
drawings of garden flower~s in an
all ove pattrn prticulaly
blue designs.
WILTLESS AND fresh looking
is the shimmering white back-
ground with green and gold
squares decorating it in a sleek
pattern. This fabric is intended to
"look pretty" no matter how warm
the sunshine.
One New York designer is
featuring Mothwing sheers in
her summer collection. lFluted
ruffles and gumdrop size but-
tons go down the front for a
slimming flattering dress.
In addition to rayon sheers,
bright colored ginghams, sparkling
Lumina, and fresh, white piquets
will be seen during summer days.
But no matter what the mater-
ial may be the accent will fall on
cool, comfortable clothes.

ral willbe certain of sprig'
arrival when the West Quad Coun-
cil presents its annual Spring KFan-
tasy dance from 9 p.m. to mid-
night, Saturday, My 13thwll
supply music for the dance and
will feature the vocals of Sue
Terry.
The Southern garden theme of
the semi-formal dance will be
carried out in the dining halls and
concoui'ses of the Quadrangle
through the use of crepe paper
flowers, imported Spanish moss,
apple blossoms, and other natural
blooms.
* * *
.A FOUR FOOT water fall, flow-
ing into a goldfish pond set in a
natural rock garden, will occupy
a prominent place in the decora-
tion scheme.
Willow branches framing an
old-fashioned wishing well and
refreshments served under a col-
SD T Base ball Squad
Defeats Sammy Nine
7-6 in Annual Battle
The traditional battle of the
sexe raged las"Suday amorning
ity defeated the Sigma Alpha Mu
'D' baseball squad by the score of
7-6-
nin t in in g ho me und by S D
Tulane Itkoff. Jerry Ingber, Sam-
my pitcher, was sent to an early
shower but fireman, Dick Karoff
cooled the opponents' bats and
held them scoreless until the
ninth.
In a pre-game ceremony, Betty
Shapiro and Jean Iglaur, SDT
pitcher and catcher respectively,
were presented with corsages.
The men were given the handi-
an bat left-handed if they w er
normally right-handed.
Golf Club
The Golf Club will meet at
5 p.m. today behind the New
Women's Dormitory. Members
are expected to bring their own
driver and golf balls.

SOUTHERN GARDEN FANTASY:
West Quad To Present Annual Spring Bail

* * *

REX SMITH
* * *
orful awning will complete the
Southern garden setting.
Bob Leopold and his Outhouse

One of the largest West Quad
dances of the year, the spring
formal has become established
as a traditional affair. Although
not held last year it was given
in the four preceeding spring
seasons. The dance of two years
ago was entitled "Spring Gar-
dens."
The West Quad holds a corres-
ponding formal in December, the

during the dance intermission.
They will supply Dixieland rhy-
thms for a skit featuring the re-
vived Charleston dance craze.
SINCE G'ARDENIA corsages will
be given as favors to each couple
attending the dance, the Spring
Fantasy dance committee advises
that no corsages be worn to the

Three plus Two will be spotlighted "Holly Hop."

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mood in cotumeewelry tis sum-
mer.
For this year's smartest black
and white look, jet, crystal, pearls
and rhinestones are all mixed up
and matched into striking and de-
lighitful combinations.
* * *-
CONTRARY TO old beliefs that
Presidents Meeting
A meeting of all league house
presidents will take place at 5
p.m. today in the League. The
room number will be posted.
Tops with College Girls
Women from 227 colleges arc now tak-
ing Gibbs secretarial training.
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dferent stne shudntb u
together in the same design, styl-
ists this year are combining vari-
ous jewel stones in a setting and
arachireving sbeautiful and note-
To set off sun-tanned shoul-
ders, many-faceted jet and crys-
tal are being combined into rope
necklaces and bracelets.
Other rope jewelry has been de-
signed from gold tubing, colored
beads, ovadl baroque,pearls milk
gems. These stornes are combined
with colored rope in necklaces,
bracelets, earrings and pins.
' 4 A '
THE "HEIRLOOM LOOK" is
achieved by combining old gold
with jet, crystal and pearls. This
combination gives jewelry an exo-
tic and elegant look.
Stickpins are also coming into
their own again this season.
They can be used to hold a scarf
Among the more popular pins
are those which feature large em-
erald-cut rhinestones with a tear-
drop pendant attached.
This year the emphasis in cloth-
es is not on matching articles of
apparel, but rather on creating a
mood of separates. Jewelry is being
designed to suit this trend. Uni-
queness is the keynote of the sea-
son.

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('raft Shop Group: Lane Hall,
7:30 p.m. All interested students
welcome.
Square Dance Group: Lane Hall,
7 p.m.
Wolverine Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Union. Newly elected officers
will take their respective positions;
complete report by every commit-
tee. All members attend.
Alpha Phi Omega. Pledge class
meeting, 6:30 p.m. Rm. 3L, Union.
All members must be present.
Finnish Students and Faculty
Members are invited to be guests
at the Finnish Club coffee hour,
7:30-9 p.m. International Center.
Tea Time at the Guild House,
438 Maynard. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Con-
gregational-Disciple-Evangelical &
Reformed Guild.
Coming Events
Canterbury Club: 7:15 a~m.,
Wed., May 10. Holy Communion
followed by student breakfast.
American Society of Civil En-
gineers: Meeting, Wed., May 10,
7:30 p.m., Room 3-KLMN, Union.
Speaker: Mr. N. G. Damoose, city
manager of Ypsilanti. Subject:
"City Manager's Problems." Meet
the Professor: J. A. Borchardt.
.Michigan Arts Chorale: Regular
rehearsal, 7 p.m. Rm. B, Haven
Hall, Wed., May 10. Bring music

Women
1,fourth

Square & Folk Dance Club Meet-
ing: 7:30-945 p-m., Wed., May 10,
Barbour Gymnasium. Everyone
welcome.
A.S.M.E. Open meeting, Wed.,
May 10, 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
torium. Prof. H. E. Keeler will
speak on "Professional Registra-
tion of Engineers."

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SMay 14.
Sigma Xi: Annual initiation.
May 10, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Lec-
ture Hall. Address: "The Cosmic
Abundance of the Lighter Ele-
ments," by Professor Lawrence Al-
ler, - Department of Astronomy.
Lecture is open to the public, 8:15
p.m.
Sociedad Hispanica: Meeting,
Wed., 8 p.m., League. Election of
officers and presentation of scho-
larships to MVexico.-

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