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Kinysway Reproduction of
11th Century Florentine
State Street at North University
Read and Use Daily Classified Ads
Trend to Artist's
Works Also Seen
"To Mother and Father" Christ-
mas cards along with other "com-
binations" are taking a new prece-
dence over the old favorites as the
rush for printed season's greetings
begins. * * *
THE PROPRIETOR of one lo-
cal shop, however, explained that
only a few "To My Wife" cards are
put on the counters until immed-
iately before Christmas. "There's
absolutely no demand until then,"
Another new trend in card
sales is towards a set featuring
original paintings by American
artists of the Statue of Liberty,
Mount Vernon and other nation-
The boxed sets by Norman Rock-
well and Grandma Moses are as
popular as ever, according to shop
managers. Aimed especially at
the men is a set decorated with
original paintings of fall hunting
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ALTHOUGH Christmas card
sales are increasing slowly the
merchants expect the familiar
stampede at the post office again
In price range cards are avail-
able from three cents to a dollar.
The dollar cards have all the
trimmings with satin covers and
An indication of the times, one
store owner reported is that,
"There seems to be a definite rise
from year to year in the sales of
"Baby's First Christmas" cards.
"CHILDREN GIVE MOST GENEROUSLY"-Mrs. Frieda Mer-
ritt of the Salvation Army smiles as two youngsters drop their
coins in the pot, backing up the claim she has made that their
group is one of her most generous contributors.
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KIDS KICK IN CASH:
Salvation Army Xmas Drive
Not Stopped by Bad Weather
'Love City Life'
NEW YORK - (P) -New York
City is frequently supposed to be
a place where the people live
walled up behind their neuroses,
walk a narrow treadmill and never
really notice life.
Well, there are at least 400 ex-
ceptions, all members of the New
THE MOST exceptional is Hans
Hacker, a gnome-like man with
a shine on his bald head, in his
dark eyes and on the seat of his
pants. He lives alone in a small
room. He doesn't have a television-
set and hasn't seen "South Paci-
fic." He works 16 or 17 hours a
day, seven days a week. He earns
$30 a week and he is completely
Hacker heads New York En-
thusiasts, which is a sort of a
fan club made up of people in
love with this city. He frequent-
ly can be seen leading them, like
an abbreviated pied piper, into
the strangest variety of places
-the kitchen of the Waldorf-
Astoria, an Indian Mosque, the
City jail or a medium's seance.
NYE members are tourists living
in New York. Since they find the
place endlessly fascinating, they
explore it together. They'll never
understand how anybody can live
here and be bored.
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"I'VE BEEN bored in Vienna
and in Paris and in London and
many other places," Hacker said.
"But never in New York. Here,
for 10 cents you can study every
culture in the world, eat every
food, hear every type of music,
see every type of dance."
Hacker scorns the routine
tourist attractions. He finds it
more enjoyable to discover "New
York's many faces," and so, for
example, has led his band of
A Buddhist temple on West 94th
Street; a Negro Synagogue in Har-
lem; the Chinese Opera; an Indian
Mayan Temple in Brooklyn; the
studio of an artist who patented
a "tunnel to the moon" invention
and founded the art school of
diamondism; a ghost house in
Staten Island; Father Divine's
Heaven; the Explorer's Club; the
National Hypnotism Institute;
night court and the Bowery.
Occasionally, Hacker leads his
band deep into the no-man's land
beyond the city. The deepest pene-
tration was Princeton, N. J., where
they visited Albert Einstein three
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Sizes 32 to 42.
It takes a good sized blizzard to
silence the tinkle of the Salvation
Army worker's bell.
"We just weather the cold when
it comes," Mrs. F'rieda Merritt, an
Army worker stationed on State
Street related. "Perhaps if there
happened to be a freezing rain, or,
something similar, the kettles
would not be set out."
THE STREET collection was
begun on Nov. 25 and will con-
tinue until Christmas day each
year. The workers serve from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m. six days a week,
two of them alternating in half
"The response on the part of
passers-by is good at the start
of the campaign, although there
seems to be a slight increase in
interest as Christmas gets near-
er," Mrs. Merritt noted.
Mrs. Merritt decided that chil-
dren and older people give the
most generously, althougThtshe felt
that parents have a lot to do with
the children's contributions.
THE BELL is not the only thing
that keeps Mrs. Merritt company.
She mentioned that many people
stop to ask questions about her
work, orjust to visit.
As for ringing a bell for half
hour stretches at a time, Mrs.
Merritt replied that it didn't
bother her a bit. "For the first
few days my wrist was pretty
sore, but now I don't even no-
The only time that the bell dis-
turbs her is when one of her four
children decides to take a turn
at tolling the bell.
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THE CHILDREN present an-
other problem when Mrs. Merritt
volunteers to work. Then she must
find some place to leave them
while she is making her collec-
Most of the workers give their
time free. Mrs. Merritt explained
that by collecting funds that will
be distributed to the poor in the
form of food baskets, toys and
candy she is feels she is only do-
ing the least she can to bring
Christmas spirit to these people.
See Return of
T weed' Look
Missing for several years, tweeds
have come back to the campus
wardrobes this year.
That sporty "tweedy" look can
be achieved in coats, suits, wool
dresses, and jackets.
ALONG WITH the more tra-
ditional English styles, American
women are now wearing tweeds in
bright colors. One of this season's
most popular varieties is a brown-
maroon heavy wool combination,
reminding one of autumn leaves.
And the men, not to be un-
done, are striving for the "twee-
dy intellectual" look more than
ever before. Tweed jackets are
in vogue not only for classroom
wear, but also for casual dates.
Women's winter coat's variety
of the new favorite are usually
seen in a modified new look style.
Wearers claim they are comfort-
able, warm and practical.
A REAL MICHIGAN SWEATER
with a great big "M" LETTER
For the fraterni-TEENY set! How proud the young-
ster will be . . . and how cute he'll look! Fine wool
knit sweaters in THE MAIZE and BLUE. MICHI-
GAN'S genuine varsity sweaters! Large, contrasting
chenille letter. Sizes 2 to 12. Cardigan style shown
306-10 Main St.
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for Christmas Giving...
SELECT A GIFT from our collection which is cer-
tain to satisfy the feminine fancy. Bring in your
Christmas list today!
a. Pig Skin Gloves . . . the perfect accessory ...
in white, black, pecan and oatmeal.
from 4.50 b
b. Genuine Fur Muffs . . . rey or black Persian
lamb, soft brown mink, and white bunny . .
We also have matching fur scarves.
c. Velveteen Hats . . . wonderful holiday hats
...in a dozen assorted colors.
as illustrated 6.95
others from 2.95
d. Nylon Hose . . . lovely sheer hose in the newest
holiday shades . . . choose from our well known
brands. from 1.25 :
Pandagund . . . $3.98
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The Most Lovable
Characters in all
We're talking about the mem-
bers of the Famous Family of
Gunds (Stuffed Toys)... Each
has a look and an attitude all its
own-so life-like, so endearing
that they seenf more like real
pets than stuffed toys, You have
to see them to know them-and
it'll be love at first sight. Visit
the Gunds-discover why this
is the first family of toydom.
On Display at our Toy Dept.
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