SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1951
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Students May Buy
Unusual Xmas Gifts
By MARILYN CAMPBELL
With only 13 shopping days left
until Christmas, many students
are still wondering what to buy
for members of the family or for
that favorite friend.
There are numerous novel gifts
that may be given instead of the
ordinary "tie for Dad" type of
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MOTHERS would probably ap-
preciate a gift certificate for a
permanent wave and a complete
set of beauty treatments that she
never quite had enough extra
money for in her budget. Or per-
haps a canary to brighten her
work day with songs would be
e A season ticket for local bas-
ketball, football or baseball
games would be an appropriate
gift for a sports-loving father.
To make morning shaving eas-
ier, a shaving brush that holds
lather has been put on the mar-
ket. The handle is turned and
the lather pops up on the end
of the brush.
For that ever hungry little
brother, a home size malted milk
mixer is available, or a limited
charge account at the local ice
cream parlor. Dancing or driving
lessons could be made available
for a teen-age boy.
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A DRESSING TABLE skirt and
matching dust ruffle for her bed
would be a welcome gift to any
teen-age girl. Women of all ages
like parties, so a luncheon for her
friends at a hotel or restaurant
would be warmly received by "lit-
A ukulele, a set of water col-
ors, a half-dozen drams of dif-
ferent perfumes, or a book on
3 how to tell fortunes are "dif-
ferent" gifts for the college
The college man would prob-
ably be enthused about monthly
credit at a cleaning and pressing
shop or at a nearby grocery store.
One of the new Scotch plaid
cumberbunds would brighten his
SOME OF THE reallyhunusual
gift suggestions that have been
advertised nationally include an
electric toothbrush which oper-
ates at a rate of 120 up-and-down
strokes per minute, or an eye glass
case that polishes glasses when
they're put in the case.
Along with the many lighters,
one has been designed that actu-
ally takes three puffs of a cigar-
'~ette after it lights it.
For poker or horse race fans,
there is a slide-stick gadget which
gives the odds on a bet. Just set
it at what kind of poker hand is
being held, and the answer will
tell the player whether to raise,
stay or drop out.
One of the most unusual gifts
offered is an armored wallet which
is said to withstand a .45 caliber
slug from a sub-machine gun.
XMAS PRESENT-Fred Hollis, left, and Dick Knopf welcome the
new addition to the Lambda Chi house; Ivy, a friendly collie.
Lambda Chis Get Early Gift
'U' Men's Poll
May Aid Coed
To Select Gift
By BEA JOHNSON
What to give your guy for
Christmas is a question that coeds
face every Yuletide season.
In a recent poll men on campus
were asked "what would you like
your girl to give you for Christ-
mas?" The men expressed a desire
for everything from a yacht to
"five bow ties."
"All I want for Christmas is a
trust fund," declared Pete Oak '53
while Irwin Roth '52 claimed that
a black car with "a not too hard
but not too soft top" would fill
The more realistic men revealed
that they secretly wished for a pair
of handknit argyles or "beer mug"
sox. Pictures, lighters, and wallets
also appeared on the list of gift
Although blue is predominantly
the favorite, gray, tan, red and
brown cashmere sweaters were the
most common gift men would like
to find in their stockings on De-
A blue and silver striped tie was
considered a blessing from the ties
that "Aunt Sara" would probably
force on a poor nephew. Initialed
cuff links in silver or gold to go
with French cuffs are also male
Some unhappy men just want a
date for Christmas, but Jerry Free-
man '54 hopes to receive ear plugs
for his roommate.
Musically minded men would
like to receive instruments such as
a banjo or uke while medical stu-
dents want cadavers ("stiffs") to
practice on during vacation.
Coeds expressed a desire for
everything but "two front teeth"
when asked "what would you like
to receive from your boyfriend this
"One man, good sized, wrapped in
cellophane and tied with a ribbon"
is what Jackie Hirt, '53, would like
to find under the tree on Christ-
Mary Ellen Von Hermmann, '52,
just wants a little something like
a Lincoln Continental convertible
in Dartmouth green equipped with
red leather seats and a phono-
Long sleeved cashmere sweaters
lead at the top of the coed gift
wishes. Pullover sweaters ranked
higher than cardigans. Light blue
was the favorite color with forest
green and grey following in that
Diamonds and lingerie would be
accepted from fiances, but records
and candy would fill the bill from
"Sugar Daddies" should give
mink coats but a Michigan blanket
from "Joe College" will OK.
'U'Coeds Tell Christmas Wants
By KATHY ZEISLER
A dog's life on campus is likely
to be a short one, members of
Lambda Chi Alpha discovered af-
ter their mascot of a few short
weeks got run over by a truck.
However, the Sigma Nus, hearing
of the unfortunate accident, decid-
ed to replace him.
Walt Denison was appointed
to do some research on the prob-
lem and consulted his little brother
over the Thanksgiving holidays.
He came back the day of the Ohio
State game with Ivy, a collie pup
about the same age as the deceased
Only a few ill effects were
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caused by the ride from Detroit to
Ann Arbor in the back seat of a
car, but Ivy spent the weekend
happily in the basement of the
Sigma Nu house.
Monday evening Nov. 26, they
tied a red ribbon and a Christmas
card around his collar and left him
at the Lambda Chi house.
When Ivy wandered into the
dining room he caused a mild dis-
turbance, he resembled so closely
their other mascot.
Later that evening, after inten-
sive investigation to discover
where Ivy came from, the Lambda
Chis called on the Sigma Nus to
express their thanks.
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"Where Quality Is the First Consideration"
Store Hours: 9:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Tuesday - Saturday
OPEN MONDAY TILL 9 P.M.
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IN FAILLE, WOOL,
Also . . . an unusual selection of pins, earrings,
bracelets, and accessories . . . Designed for Christ-
For luxurious loungin
New "Chinese Gold"
duster as pictured in a fas.
cinating all over gold print
that is guaratAteed wash.
able and pion-tarnishing.
Sizes 10 to 18.
Rayon Taffeta Dusters
& Wrap Style Long
Coots at $10.95
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GIVE HER MAGICAL NYLON
THAT TUBS IN A WINK-DRYS
IN A JIFFY-(and she can
throw away that iron!)
Lavishingly lace trimmed
or tailored slips from 5.95 NYLON BLOUSES in fine crepeE
...gwns rom .95., ~Tricots and Sheers from short
sfrom7...or long sleeve tailored shirts, to
pates and b.ef .t.a.ilor cobweb sheer metal threaded
rmed from 00. lace evening Blouses-for her Gla-
trimmed .rpmt2.00t torommour hours. ILLUSTRATED ABOVE is sheer
E 3.95 ... petticoats from7
3.95. nylon cocktail blouse with gold
or silver threads at 12.95.
LACE-TRIMMED nylon sheer is
5.95. Upper left is nylon shirt,
Shr n saFrench cuffs, crystal studs at
NYLON HOSE7.95 special.
e Sheer gifts of glamour by Town-
# wear or Phoenix-new season
shades priced 1.35 to 1.95.
NYLON SWEATERS.., witha-
cashmere look in powder puff
pastels . .white and darks.
The pull-ons from 4.00, cardi-
gans from 5.95.
WE HAVE JUST THE
CANDLE LIT HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES
NETS, SATINS, TAFFETAS
(some with boleros)
FULL CIRCLE SKIRTS
CHAMPAGNE ICE BLUE
Sizes 9to15-- 10 to 16
$ 95to 35
A Wonderful Gifi