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Plaid Fabrics
Invade Men's
Vests, Sport Coats
Appear on Campus
In Colorful Tartans
Evidently the men have decided
that turn about is fair play.
All through the war years, and
continuing for some time after-
ward, the gals converted men's
styles into suitable ensembles of
their own.
* * *
RUMOR HAS IT that some of
the more aggressive femaleseven
confiscated the clothes themselves
to turn them into tricky sport out-
Now the men have plotted for
some confiscation of their own.
For years, plaids have been
strictly women's business, but re-
cently the men on campus have
changed their attire from the con-
ventional tweeds and greys to gay
tartans and bright plaids.
PLAID VESTS were the first to
return to fashion. One style is the
Black Watch plaid with brass but-
tons. Tattersal vests are also pop-
Ties, belts, cuff links, scarfs,
belts, caps and even garters are
all being shown in plaids.
Matching, sets of ties, belts,
and cuffilinks are also in vogue.
Men are slowly but surely ac-
cepting the idea of plaid sport
coats. One style is shown with
brass buttons and Prince of Wales
tartan-white, green and red.
* * *
PLAIDS are even being worn
for formal :wear. One store dis-
plays a dinner jacket in a bright
red plaid with a heavy faille col-
lar. This coat has a matching cum-
berbund and suspenders.
Bathrobes are taking on the
gay appearance of red, yellow
and green Buchanan tartan.
* Not only has..the plaid invaded
the more conventional articles of
men's clothing, but it has even
gone to the extent of handker-
chiefs and hip flasks.
Several local book stores have
information on the background of
the Scotch clans; with the names
and illustrations of the tribes.
Misty Glasses

Tea To Honor
Sorority Will Host
Lithuanian Student
Zeta Tau Alphas will be hosts
from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday after-
noon at a tea honoring Grace
Frankas,. a Lithuanian student.
Miss Frankas, who is living in
the Zeta Tau Alpha house this
year, is a freshman at the Univer-
sity. Formerly of Lithuania, she
has been a resident of the United
States for the past year and a
The tea is being held to acquaint
Miss Frankas with more people
on campus and with campus life.
Invitations have been extended
to President and Mrs. Alexander
Ruthven, Mrs. Sarah Healy, Miss
Ethel MacCormick, Mr. C. B. Oln-
sted, who is in charge of the com-
mittee for displaced persons at
Lane Hall and Mr. DeWitt C. Bald-
win also of Lane Hall, known on
campus as Uncle Cy.
Union Mixer
Dancing and listening to the
broadcast of the Michigan-
Minnesota game will be high-
lights of the mixer from 2 to 5
p.m. today in the North Lounge
of the Union. (The game will
not be televised because of a
Big Ten ruling.)

Common Timepiece Once Expensive Luxury

Today in the age of a watch for
every graduation, people tend to
take for granted the instrument
that in former times was consid-
ered an expensive luxury. I
In the sixteenth century watches
were usually made of iron and
were' extremely heavy. In fact,
they weighed so much that
wealthy owners actually hired
servants to carry their watches
through the streets for them.
*' * *
ladies of her court selected their
watches to go with their cos-
tumes. They were very costly,
however, and their time-keeping
was poor. Today watches cost
less, are excellent timekeepers and
attractive accessories.
Although wrist watches were
discovered hundreds of years
ago it wasn't until World War
I that they were accepted by
men as the Arrect thing to
wear. They were considered
"sissy" until the practicality of
a wrist watch was proven in the
The first timekeeper was de-
veloped to solve some of the haz-
ards of sixteenth century naviga-
tion at sea. It was a relatively easy
matter to determine latitude from
observations of the sun and stars
but longitude was a matter of

guesswork which often resulted in
* - *
one way to remedy the situation
was to develop an instrument that
kept perfect time under all cir-
An obscure carpenter from
Yorkshire finally developed the
first chronometer, but had to
build four watches before the
government would believe that
it really worked!
Many extraordinary watches
have been developed to meet the
needs of particular circumstances.
* * *
BEFORE the invention of elec-
tricity and luminous numbers, for
example, it was possible to tell the
time in the dark with a "repeater"
watch. This Instrument .had a
mechanism that struck the hours
and minutes.
Braille watches have been de-
veloped, and several thousand of
them have been distributed to
blind veterans.
During World War II a time
piece was developed for parachute
jumpers. After the proper number
of seconds had elapsed after the
jumper left the plane a small
knife sprang out and cut the rip-
cord, releasing the parachute.
* * *
THE WATCH responsible for
this timing is credited with saving

the lives of many men who were
injured as they left their planes.
Even., a perfectlysordinary
watch may be used as a com-,
pass. If the watch is laid down
with its face upward and the
hour hand pointed'ttoward the
sun, South will be in the direc-
tion halfway between the hour
hand and the figure 12!
At the beginning of the eight-
eenth century serial numbers
were first engraved on watches.
Today every watch has a serial
number which will aid in recovery
if the watch is ever lost or stolen.
Soph Cabaret
Calls for Dues
Deadline for the Sophomore
Cabaret dues drive has been ex-
tended to Wednesday November 1.
"It is necessary for every sopho-
more woman to feel the responsi-
bility of paying her dues if Soph
Cab is to be a success," said Sue
Hemping, treasurer of Soph Cab.
Proceeds from the production
will go to the Phoenix Project.
Coeds who have not been con-
tacted may bring their money to
the Undergraduate Office of the
League. Robin Glober will be there
to collect it at 5 p.m. each day.

TARTAN TURN-ABOUT-Plaids have invaded the campus in full force this fall, causing a drastic
alteration in men's fashions. Previously found only in the field of feminine wear, the bright tartan
fabrics have been converted into vests, sport jackets and almost every type of clothing suitable
for the male populace. Mary Helen Jorstad and Phil Dawson, pictured above in colorful plaids, ad-
mire Wally Shapero's slightly less conspicuous vest.




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The annual WAA volleyball
tournament is still in progress.
The schedule for the week is
Monday at 5:10 p.m.-Kappa
Kappa Gamma I vs. Pi Beta Phi I;
Cheever I vs. Alpha Delta Pi I;
at 7:15 p.m.-Beal House vs. An-
gell House; Kleinstueck vs. Jordan
Tuesday at 5:10 p.m.-Hollis
House II vs. Alpha Chi Omega II;
Jordan V vs. Alpha Chi Omega I;
at 7:15 p.m.-Stockwell VIII vs.
Newberry II; Alpha Delta Pi II
vs. Stockwell VI; at 8 p.m.-Chi
Omega I vs Delta Zeta II.
Wednesday at 5:10 p.m.-Delta
Delta Delta II vs. Alpha Phi I;
Stockwell X vs. Alpha Epsilon Phi
I; at 7:15 p.m.-Alpha Phi II vs.
Gamma Phi Beta II; Chi Omega
II vs. Newberry III; at 8 p.m.-
Delta Zeta I vs. Henderson House.
Thursday at 5:10 p.m.-Stock-
well XIII vs. Barbour I; Kappa
Delta II vs. Hollis House I; at 7:15

p.m.-Stockwell XVI vs. Pi Beta
Phi II; Barbour III vs. Jordan IV.
All cancellations must be made
by noon Monday at Barbour Gym.
The team wishing to cancel the
game must call the team which
they are scheduled to play before
the cancellation is made. If pos-
sible the two teams should arrange
for an 8 p.m. game.
Children's Dance Class
Begins at Barbour Gym
The Department of Physical Ed-
ucation for Women will sponsor
again this year Saturday morning
Play and Dance Classes for boys
and girls between the ages of six
and ten.
The classes will begin at 3 a.rri.
today at Barbour Gymnasium aid
continue for eight weeks.
The department asks that the
childien wear tennis shoes.


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Mist will be prevented from
forming on eyeglasses if the fol-
lowing solution is used. Mix liquid
soap with about 3 per cent gly-
cerine and a small amount of oil
turpentine and polish the lenses
with the solution.


Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin Is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
fr tha Builetin should be sent in
tfewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President Room 2552
Administration Building. y 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LXI, No. 29
Fulbright Applications and all
supporting material must be re-
ceived in 1020 Rackham Building,
by 4 p.m., Tues., Oct. 31, the clos-
ing date for 1951-52 competition.
' Academic Notices
All candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate must take the School
of Education tests given in Hill
Auditorium, Oct. 31 at 4 and 7
p.m. The tests are ordinarily tak-
en the first semester of the junior
year, or during the semester when
the first education course is elect-
Events Today
Newman Club: Latin American
Party, 8-12 midnight. LessonĀ°'t 8;
floor show, 10:30.

Hawaii Club: Dinner party,
Lane Hall, second floor, 6:30 p.m.
Play and Dance Classes for
Children will begin today at 9-
10:15 a.m. and continue for eight
successive Saturdays. Open to boys
and girls, ages 6-10. Registration at
8:30 a.m., Barbour Gymnasium.
Children should wear tennis shoes.
Classes are taught by students
specializing in physical education.
Michigan Crib, the University
pre-legal society, will visit the Ann
Arbor courts today. All those in-
terested are invited to go with us.
Meet at 8:45 a.m. in front of the
North University Avenue entrance
of the League.
University of Michigan Soaring
Club: Flying at Washtenaw Coun-
ty Airport (Jackson Road), Sat.
and Sun., Oct. 28 and 29. For in-
formation contact Jim Clark-
Ph. 38398.
Coming Events
Graduate Outing Club: Sun.,
Oct. 29. Visit Saginaw Forest.
Short bike ride for cyclists. Cars

provided by members will trans-
port others. Both groups meet at
northwest corner of Rackham at
2:15 p.m. New members welcome.
Inter-Arts Union: Meeting, 2 p.-
m., Sun., Oct. 29, League. Interest-
ed persons welcome.
U. of M. Young Republican Club:
Closed meeting, 7:15 p.m., Mon.,
Oct. 30, Grand Rapids Room, Lea-
gue. Speaker: George Meader, Re-
publican Candidate for Congress.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Sidney Bechet record program, 8
p.m., Sun., Oct. 29, League. Pub-
lic invited.
IZFA: General meeting, 7:30 p.-
m., Sun., Oct. 29, Grand Rapids
Room, League. Movie and talk on
the immigration problem in Israel



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