SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1950
SAILORS OF THE SLOPE:
THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAG
Christmas Holidays Provide
Time for Skiing Expeditions
By JO KTELHUT
For many winter enthusiasts,
two weeks of glorious vacation
means frequent treks to higher
altitudes with a pair of well-
waxed skis resting securely on
For a few avid sailors of the
slope, the Christmas holidays pro-
vide an appropriate time for ex-
tended jaunts to northern ski re-
MICHIGAN SKI FANS who
have such a trip in mind might
pick up a few tips for their jour-
ney from University of Chicago
*lstudents, who embark on 15-day
ski safaris every year during the
With their destination at Ida-
ho Springs, Colo., a thous-
and miles away from campus,
some 50 spirited students board
chartered busses and cars. They
: take with them baggage, skis
-and ample supplies of crackers
and apples for all-day excur-
The snow-skimmers ski for 13
days, sleep in steam-heated ca-
bins, eat Salisbury steak, ham or
roast beef-all for the sum of $67
THE UNIVERSITY of Chicago
Student Union Outing Depart-
ment sponsors the "Christmas
Caravan," but the students or-
ganize every detail and have com-
plete responsibility for all ex-
penditures. Under- this plan, Chi-
cago students have also junketed
to Pennsylvania in summer, Flor-
ida and Texas at Easter.
Early in November, a meeting
is called for all ski enthusiasts,
beginners and experts alike, in-
terested in going to Colorado
for Christmas vacation.
A trip leader is elected who se-
lects an advisory board of stu-
dents signed up for the caravan
to supervise the planning.
BUSSES ARE chartered, cabins
are reserved and ski equipment is
Petitions for Assembly Ball are
due today in the League Under-
Positions open for the dance
are: general chairman, decora-
tions co-chairmen, publicity co-
chairman, programs and patrons
chairmen, tickets, finance and
buildings-and grounds chairmen.
Sponsored by independent wo-
men, the dance will be held in the
spring of 1951.
Members of the central com-
mittee for the annual event de-
cide where the dance will be held,
the theme which will be car-
ried through decorations, favors
and programs, the orchestra, and
Second semester freshmen, so-
phomore and junior women may
petition for these positions.
Interviewing will be held on
Dec. 13, 14 and 15.
Coeds interested in petitioning
may find reports of former com-
mittees in the Undergraduate Of-
fice and in the League Library.
rented from the University's ath-
Skiers whose experience -is at
the golf-course level take out
injury insurance, and a regis-
tered nurse goes along to ski
and to bandage.
Each member of the group takes
over some job during the trip.
Everyone shares KP, and a food
committee purchases menu selec-
tions each morning before start-
ing out for the slopes.
BETWEEN THE hours of con-
centrated skiing, barn dances,
bridge tournaments, ice skating
parties and the usual "jam ses-
sions" keep the men and coeds
By the middle of vacation,
the beginners no longer cause
traffic tie-ups or wild melees of
interlocked poles and skis on
the T-bar and rope tows.
A morning church service, a
noon venison roast and an eve-
ning holiday party with all the
trimmings are planned events for
Leaving the snow country on
Dec. 31, the group arrives on the
Chicago campus the following
day. A reunion is held, usually
late in January, when the caravan
clan turns up to view the display
of pictures taken in Colorado.
Used for Centuries
Friends, Romans and country-
men, have all followed the prac-
tice of wearing rings, either as a
sign of authority, or as 'in the
case ,of women, a tie to dishpans
and cooking pots.
The signet is the earliest form
of a ring which was developed
from a coiled-round strip of gold.
Not everyone was privileged to
sport this piece of jewelry. Only
special citizens and officers were
allowed the rights to it.
Merchants found a constant
use for their rings which indicated
that the wearer was a propetry
owner. The rings were also used
as identification for messengers
attempting to obtain valuables
from their masters' bankers.
In medieval times, e n t r y
through a drawbridge or gateway
was often obtained by the show-
ing of a signet ring to the cap-
tain of the guard.
The Greeks and Romans used
their imagination and vast stores
of mythology to carve historical
episodes and scenes on their rings.
Certain carvings were suggested
to endow the rings with virtues
upon which the wearer may rely.
The hardest of the gems were
used including jasper, sardonyx,
carnelian and sapphire.
First tryouts for Gulantics
Show will take place from 1 to
4 p.m. today in Rm. 3G of the
Union. The second tryouts are
scheduled for Saturday.
Coiffure May Change
To Blend with Dress,
Current Skirt Lengths
Winter has brought about the
return of false hair pieces to warm
The "switch" business was giv-
en a sbn:A i the arm by Faye
EmE,6onr, television star, who
captured her video audience's at-
tention with her onion-headed
coiffure with dollop on the back.
MISS EMERSON achieved this
style by using switches and falls
which she twisted to suit her
moods and costumes.
It is possible to achieve many
variations by the use of switch-
aes. A page boy bob to be worn
with tailored suits is made by
turning a fall under.
One may cover her ears with
two doughnuts or coil the false
pieces into a bun to cover the
whole back of the head.
CHINESE CORONET braids
may also be purchased. A serpen-
tine figure eight extending from
crown to nape with a bustle of
sausage curls is another possible
Use of switches and falls in-
creased this autumn when
skirts crept up to a fashionable
14 inches. With them, short
hair cuts made women look too
thin. Fuller heads are demand-
ed by short skirts.
The best hair is imported from
the Balkan states. It has never
been permanent waved and it is
long and firm enough to hold its
False hair pieces should never
be washed. Washing damages
workmanship. They should be dry
cleaned or dressed in a salon.
Grandmother's big bone hair-
pins have returned with the
switch. Some pins have been im-
ported from France and Switzer-
To Go on Sale
Ticket sales for the Union
Christmas formal, "Santa's Fan-
tasy," will begin today and will
continue through Friday, Decem-
ber 15 in fraternity houses, men's
dormitories and at the Union.
"Santa's Fantasy," a semi-for-
mal will be held from 9 p.m. to
midnight Saturday, Dec. 16.
The tickets, which are priced at-
$1.50, will also be on sale at the
Womens Faculty Club
To Hold Square Dance
The Women's Faculty Club will
hold a square dance at 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow in Barbour Gym.
The caller for the dances will
be Scott Colburn.
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Whitaker
will be in charge of refreshments.
Assisting them will be Burton
Baker, Dr. and Mrs. Paul Dwyer,
Frank Hooper and Albert Rich-
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HUNGRY VISITORS KNOW NO FEAR--
Wild raccoons living in the dense underbrush near-Crandon Park,
Miami, Fla., visit the kitchen of Al Fernandez daily for a handout.
W A I T I N G THEIR TURN ON THE IE L D -Young German athletes watch
as others engage in a game of pushball on a new field built at their school near Munich.
O U T F 0 R A S P 1 N-M. Greder of Saint Etienine, France,
takes a spin around the town in his "motorail." The wheel is
turned by a pulley system from a three horsepower engine and
is steered by leaning to the right or left.
Shes ssure to adore
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NEW PET F OR DUTCH ROYAL F AM I LY .--.Daughters of Holland's Queen
Juliana and Prince Bernhard make friends with their new pet collie on grounds of royal palace neaa
Soestdijk. Left to right, are the Princesses Marijke (foreground), Irene, Margriet and Beatrix.
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