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September 26, 1950 - Image 7

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Coed Fashion
Inspires New
Trend in Style
Collegiate Sweaters
Give Designers Idea
For Push-up Sleeve
Top designers, inspired by coed
fads, have created one of this sea-
son's important fashion trends-
the push-up sleeve.
After looking at collegiate
sweater sleeves, stylists put the
idea in action .One ensemble fea-
tures long-sleeved sheath dress
* * *

Orientation Week-that, too, has passed.
Freshmen and orientation group leaders alike saw the week pass
with mixed feelings of satisfaction, mirth,, embarassment, and horror.
* * *
ONE GROUP LEADER was seen last week sitting quietly among'
the debris of Haven Hall chewing up pages of the current time sche-
dule. After much coaxing, she looked up, swallowed a page marked
"Geology" and "Germanic Languages" and explained her dejection in
the following words:
"It all began in August when I wrote a letter to one of the
freshmen in my group, inviting any questions she might have. A
friendly answer came back several days later with a post-script
declaring that the only thing that bothered the future coed was
'How do you get into the top of a double deck bed.'
"Now, my first thought was that this was a very funny joke.
Further cogitation, however, convinced me that if the girl was serious
she would be very offended by an equally foolish answer.
* * *
THE RESULT was a two-page letter describing the many ways
of accomplishing the feat, including the moving of a dresser to the
foot of the bed as a step and the idea of pole-vaulting.
"Then came Monday, September 18, when I met my orienta-
tion group for the first time. The recipient of my essay on the art
of getting into bed looked at me'incredulously when I introduced
myself and broke out laughing. 'You didn't think I was serious,
did you?', she gasped amidst her hysteria."
The group leader then turned away, picked up the battered time
schedule, jerked out a page marked "Psychology" and sorrowfully
munched it as we shook our head and hurried away.
FRESHMEN MEN, too, have had their trouble with the feminine
group leaders. One coed escorted her freshman group to the Union;
mixer last week. She was swept around the dance floor a few times,
when a freshman cut in and asked eagerly: "Are you a freshman?"
"No, I'm a senior," she explained. "Aren't there any freshman coeds,"
he mourned, "so far I've danced with two sophomores and two sen-
A transfer group leader was taken aback when she attempted
to hand out registration material on the first day of orientation week
to a woman in her group. The woman politely told her she wasn't a
transfer-she was the mother of a girl in the group.
NewStudents Feted by Hillel

under a coat with the new length.
While the accent is on slimness
this year in dresses, the good news
about coats is that no one shape
It may bee the enormous tent
falling gracefully from sloping,
shoulders or a trim fitted reefer,
this year velvet collared and
A revived favorite is the Ches-
terfield, full length or in the new
shorter-than-long length.
This year's fur coats are slim'
and in such different furs asr
sheared racoon and sheared fox.
Colored furs such as jewel colored
seal-dyed lapin are now quite as7
acceptable as conventional greys,1
blacks and browns.'

Silken Material
Discovered by
Superstition Leads
Empress To Weave
First Silk fabric
According to an old legend,
everything has a purpose on this
earth, except possibly ants, and
no exception to the rule are the
members of the indefatigable silk-
worm clan.
Nowadays classified as the main
source of one of the world's most
beautiful fabrics, the silkworm
was once considered nothing but
an Oriental headache.
* * *
IN ABOUT 2640 B.C., the Chi-
nese emperor Huang-Ti became so
worried about his country's blight-
ed mulberry trees, that he set his
wife to studying the worms which
were infesting the trees to see
what she thought of the situation.
One evening the empress ob-
served a golden butterfly break-
ing out of a cocoon. In -super-
stitious fright she dropped the
cocoon into a basin of water.
As it began unwinding, the
queen had a sudden inspiration.
Ordering all the cocoons in the
grove collected, she twisted the
threads from the broken ones to-
gether, and thus was woven his-
tory's first silken garment.
DETAILS of the silk production
became a national secret, and the
state adopted yellow, the color of
the cocoons, as its imperial color.
Strategic link between the
east and west, Persia, soon de-
veloped the art of unravelling
the silken materials and reweav-
ing the threads into fabrics of
their own design.
Even Alexander the Great
found himself suffering from the
silken elegance. When the con-
queror marched into Susa to ac-
cept Persia's surrender, he was a
sorry spectacle beside King Darius
in his eyecatching silken robes.
Julius Caesar, himself, was
found fighting the silken strategy.
To prevent financial crisis in a
mad silk speculation, the mighty
Roman restricted silk to his own
exclusive use. He did relent to al-
low favored officials the honor of
wearing purple silk "Roman
stripes" for their wool togas.
Gala Wind-up
Sponsored by
As a gala wind-up for the ori-
entation program, the League and
Union sponsored a co-recreational
sports field day Saturday on
Palmer Field and the WAB ten-
nis courts.
The field day served as a mixer
and included square dancing and
activity games such as dodge ball,
Red Rover, streets and alleys and
Strangely enough, the weather
was perfect which added to the
success of the venture.
Joan Broomfield, chairman of
the League Orientation Commit-
tee, reported that the field day
was such a success that it would
probably be repeated in future
years and become another of
Michigan's traditions.
This is the firt time any pro-
ject of this kind has been tternnt-

ed for orientation week. The at-
tendance has been estimated at
about six hundred.
In charge of the afternoon's
program were the orientation
committees of the League and
Union headed by Joan Broomfield
and Gene Mesch.

Tryout Slated'
BY Glee. CIAb
Tryouts for the University's
Women's Glee Club are slated from
4 to 5 p.m. today through Thurs-
day, and from 7 to 9 p.m. tomor-
row at the League.
The Club is composed of 50
women from all schools of the
University. Thirty-five of them
will be selected for a concert tour
through Ohio, Illinois, and Indi-
ana during the first half of Spring
Rehearsals take place from 4 to
5:30 p.m. each Tuesday and from
7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Thursdays.
First organized on campus in
1885, the Club has passed through
various stages from the formal
concert group of the 1890's to the
dance band chorus of 1944.

Although khaki and battle-hel-
mets seem to be the vogue in Ko-
rea currently, the traditional
dress, of the natives varies radi-
cally from these familiar uniforms.
The absence of buttons and but-
ton-holes in Korean dress is one
outstanding difference from Am-
erican attire. Ribbons are used for
belts and fastenings.
* * .
POCKETS ARE also missing.
Their place is taken by a small
bag attached to the belt by a cord.
All men wear jackets and vol-
uminous trousers.
For outdoors a flowing tunic.
sometimes of silk or satin, is worn.
somewhere between the knees and
the ankle.
* * *
WOMEN WEAR skirts in addi-
tion of the Korean jacket and
trousers, changing styles being re-
flected-in the length of the skirt

or the jacket, and the width of
the sleeveband.
The skirts of elderly women
touch the ground, but school-
girls, and young women wear
shorter lengths.
One of the most important parts
of feminine dress is the horitti, an
embroidered or hand-woven waist-
band worn between the jacket and
the skirt. A bride's horitti is Visual-
ly presented to her as a wedding
gift by her uncle or aunt.
On ceremonial occasions women
sport ornamental hats, resembling
Men's hats, which are made of

silk, split bamboo, or horsehair,
are always black except in the case
of young bridegrooms, who wear
hats of yellow 'straw, or of per-
sons in mourning, who wear white.
Swimming Classes
The Women's Tue$day and
Thursday evening swimming
classes will meet at the Intramural
Pool fvr the next three weeks.
This was necessitated by the
general rejuvenation of the Union
Pool. The classes will begin Thurs-
day and will continue through
October 13.





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WATCHES .'. Hamilton and Elgin
CLOCKS --.All popular makes
Electric and Handwound
WATCH BANDS . . . Metal, Leather,
near Hill Auditorium


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'Korean Fashions Differ from American Dress'

and Novelty Dept.


East Liberty

A total of four mixers was held
at Hillel house last week to aid
new students on campus in get-
ting acquainted.
The first took place Friday eve-
ning Sept. 22 and was followed
by another on Saturday evening.
The final mixers were held Sunday

morning and evening.
Refreshments were served be-
tweeri dances. Hosts and hostesses
aided in the getting-acquainted
All four of the mixers were very
successful, according to Al Fried-
man, Hillel social chairman.






Come in and hear the latest long playing
records and all the old favorites, too.

Radio Italiana Company
St. Louis Symphony with Golschmann.

Cetra 50036
Cetra 50033 5.95
Cetra 50031 5.95
Victor LM27
Victor LM1075



RCA Victor Symphony with Stravinsky




Victor LM 1078

Members of Boston Symphony with Bernstein-



We are glad to see the old students back and happy to welcome
the new students at4
Tuhe I~~cCeittel'
300 South Thayer Phone 2-2
Just West of Hill Auditorium4,



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