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"SVESDAY, DECEMBM Y9,=1950

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'WSA. DE'O"MBER.19i 1959 T111.MW SH1CA Y1-laTT

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Stocking Caps
Become Rage
AmongCoeds
Bright Woolen Hats
Were Thought Daring
In Roaring Twenties
By NANCY TAYLOR
History repeats itself.
Back in the roaring twenties
when fashions were noted for their
daring and uniqueness, stocking
caps were the rage. Now thirty
years later as styles are becoming
more and more reminiscent of
those gay days, the stocking cap is
again coming into its own.
THE TRADITIONAL head scarf
or kerchief, is giving way to these
brightly colored caps.
This change is especially ap-
parent among college women.
For several years, the scarf has
been an important part of the'
coed's wardrobe. It was worn to
classes, on dates and in between
times. Now many coeds have re-
placed their familiar kerchiefs
with stocking caps.
Even many men have adopted
these caps because of their practi-
cability and convenience.
THESE GAY headpieces can be
purchased in a variety of styles fo
many occasions. The simplest forn
is that which was adopted quite
literally from the one worn by
lumberjacks and sailors. It isa
short cap designed to just cove
the head.
Stocking caps originated
among lumberjacks and sailors,
because they were warm and
Very easy to wear.
Warmth and versatility are alsc
high on the list of features that
makes them popular ainong coeds
but another important aspect i.
that of attractiveness. These cap:
add much to an outfit that cannot
be achieved by a scarf.

TRIMMED TRESSES:'
Gay Hair Ornaments Highlight
Fashions for Yuletide Season

By KATE RADOVAN
Hair ornaments seem to be the
high note in the holiday fashion
news.
Elaborate Yuletide season gowns
call for hair simply set and shin-
ing with its own natural radiance
to complement them. Sparkling
and unusual baubles will be worn
* * *

introduced by Faye Emerson.
Glittering clips placed carefully
about the chignon add relief and
beauty to the style. Studded big
bone hairpins also add to the
glamour.
Beauty experts predict a new
trend in hair ornaments. This
season earrings will serve a dual
purpose-they will be worn in
the hair as well as on the ears.
Most earring styles readily
adapt themselves to this new func-
tion. A soft sweep may be achieved
by drawing the hair up with the
* *

ristmas Customs, Traditions
Celebrated in Different Lands
Garlanded Yule Log Marks English Ritual;
St. Lucia'sDay Opens Swedish Holiday
By DELORES SILVER HANDBOLLER or hand mor
At Christmas time each year tars and guns are discharge
people of all lands celebrate. while fireworks and bonfires ai
Their customs and traditions, being lighted on the mountal
the melodies of their songs are peaks half an hour before mi
different. But one will always find night. But silence reigns ar
candles glowing. church bells ring at midnight t
Through the centuries in Eng- announce the Christmas service
land carolers have rendered their Along with silver nuts, stars
ancient songs. Wandering bards and baubles candles shine on
of former years and today's carol- the Christmas tree, while fron
ers break forth in melody through- every window shines a candle
out English streets. to light the Infant Jesus' mes.
* * sanger, the Kristkind on her
FOR THE YULE LOG ritual in gift-bringing way.
England a garlanded log is drawn The French celebrate the
to a house by a group, which pro- Christmas season with the Yu
ceeds to sit on the log, hum a Log custom. While the father ar
carol, and then kiss it for good the oldest son pull the newly-cu
luck. log through the doorway of the
house they are followed by ti
Ther are Boxing Day songs, mother and the other children ca
when newsboys and servants go rying fresh greens.
from house to rouse to receive * * .
gifts, and those sung when each ANIMALS AND birds, especial
family's Yule cake is cut and the latter, are rewarded on Chris
tasted by neighbors. mas Eve by the Norwegian peopl
And in each window are lighted Extra food and care is given
candles, symbol of joy and com- the animals while bits of sue
passion, telling the story of the are hung on the trees for the
Christ Child. birds.
* * * As the candles and tree are 1

* * *
in the hair and will draw atten-
tion to the shining tresses.
* * *
FLOWERS have long been a
favorite hair decoration. This sea-
son offers one of the best oppor-
tunities for wearing floral acces-
sories. Fastening a corsage in the
hair is not only becoming, but it
is also practical.
Most of the gowns today are
strapless models which do not
readily accommodate flowers.
Clips or a pin will attract at-
tention to the hair as well as to a
belt, lapel or purse. Deftly placed
jewelry adds dazzle to the tresses.
* * *
JEWELRY is especially effec-
tive in the new severe hair styles

earring and fastening it so that
it rests just above the ear.
With the return to promi-
nence of portrait gowns, a regal
crown serves to enhance the
courtly air. The crown is shaped
like a halo and sits on top of
the head.
Highlights in the hair empha-
size the need for frequent sham-
pooing. Touching the tips of pin-
curls with 'his' favorite perfume
before combing out the hair, is
also suggested.

DECEMBER 13, Saint Lucia's
Day ushers in the Swedish holiday
season. The custom followed on
this day began in the time of the
Roman Empire with the sacrifice
of a girl named Lucia.
On Saint Lucia's day the most
lovely girl in the house becomes
a servant to her people, singing
carols, and serving hot coffee
and cakes as she goes from room
to room awakening everyone.
Besides her long, white and
gaily trimmed dress, she wears a
crown of lighted candles.
BAKING, food preparing, and
gift wrapping are begun. Dust,
considered as sinful, must be re-
moved to the last speck, until ,a
gleaming household is in readi-
ness for the Christmas festivities.
After the carols have been
sung and the Christmas supper
is over an age-old custom is fol-
lowed by the "schutzen" or
marksmen of Bavaria.
Going from their valley farms
and often joined by wives and
daughters the brightly costumed
farmers journey up the mountains.
According to tradition noise will
protect the countryside from evil
spirits which wander about on
Christmas Eve.

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CENTER-PIECE

SUGGESTIONS:

Bits of Greenery Add Bright Touch to Tables

By PAT SMITH
Just as caroling lends to the
spirit of Christmas, so do the ar-
tistic touches of greenery and oth-
er bids of Yuletide decorations add
their flavor.
While the decorator must re-
member to leave room for the tur-
key and its trimmings, a peppy
center-piece coitributes much to
the festivity of the occasion and
reflects one's own personal holiday
mood.
! ! t
For that special family Christ-
mas dinner a uniquely decorated
table will be as much in demand
as a brightly ornamented tree.
A touch of color will be appre-
ciated by any man, even though
the browned turkey or fragrant
ham will appear to be the real
centerpiece in their eyes.
COLOR can be supplied by de-
corathr~g the tablecloth itself, us-
ng individual place-settings or by
emphasizing the centerpiece.
For those who desire to use
the traditional white linen
cloth, a red cellophane scarf
'may be run down the center of
the table. A more attractive
edge may be effected' by scal-
loping or pinking the edge.
Stars or snowflakes may be cut
out of silver paper and scattered
over the cloth or arranged about
the centerpiece. Each plate may
be underlaid with a huge silver
star if desired.
IN CASE one is rushed for time,
an attractive table centerpiece may
be devised in a few minutes, and
still have a professional air.
The first step is to start with
evergreens and candles. The

greens may be salvaged from the
lower boughs of the Christmas
tree.
One very simple center-piece de-
sign consists of tall white tapers
surrounded by boughs of green.
Nestled among the boughs are
bright balls with bits of artificial
snow or tinsel scattered over the
top.
* * *
FOR A CENTER-PIECE "in the
clouds," cluster several light blue
candles on a mirror plaque. Fluff
glass angel hair around the base
and dot the "clouds" with shining
blue star stickers. This procedure
should take no more than fifteen
minutes.
Another idea to add to the
table atmosphere is to wind thick
white candles with Christmas
tree beads. Large balls placed at
the base add to the final effect
of a jewel entwined tapers.
The Yvlelog is traditionally a
sign of gaiety. Candle holders can
be made by drilling holes in small
birch logs or, in fact, any small
log which may be available. It
may be dressed up by adding ever-
greens and holly .
WHAT COULD be better for an
evening snack than pop corn balls?
And pop corn snowball men would
certainly lend to the atmosphere.
These can be made by covering
popcorn balls with cellophane
coats and bonnets with colorful
pieces of ribbon trailing off as
mufflers. The snowmen can be
snuggled in a sleigh along with
twigs of green.
If one wants their decoration
on a cake plate, this too can be
achieved. Surround fat five-inch
candles with different sizes of
brightly colored balls.

To carry but the Christmas tree
theme, one may decorate a bough
of evergreen and stand it upright
in the center of the table.
Whatever the decorations, one
may be sure that they will add
much to the spirit of the holidays
and help to set the Yuletide mood.

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