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Leopold Excels in Executive Posts

From New Fabrics, Notions
ThriftyCoeds Make Clothes


Jazz Leader
Sparks Many
Twenty-four hours doesn't
make the day long enough for
Bob Leopold, literary college sen-
ior class vice-president.
The Highland Park, Ill. senior
lends a helping hand in many
campus activities. As class vice-
president he works with the other
members of the senior board on
all class functions. He recently
was advisor to the Senior Ball
* * *
IN ADDITION, Leopold is a
"jack of all trades," working in
any capacity where he is needed.
As a former president of
Allen-Rumsey, Leopold spent
three years on the West Quad-
rangle Council and was vice-
president of this body at one
A candidate for the "man who
has held the most vice-presidential
offices," he made one of his big-
gest contributions to student en-
joyment while vice-president of
the Association of Independent
LEOPOLD FELT that "there
should be a place for students to
dance, enjoy themselves and just
relax in an informal atmosphere."
So, he introduced his idea for
the "Little Club," featuring a
nightclub atmosphere, including
tables topped with whisky bot-
tle candle holders, dancing to
the music of a combo and a
floorshow. The club, under the
sponsorship of AIM was re-
opened for the semester last
Leopold and his combo, the
"Ann Arbor Alley Cats," are well-
known around campus. The group
was organized in 1948 as a Dixie-
land combo.
SINCE THEN the "Cats" have
played in many events, including
Varsity Night, Gulantics and a
?weekly stint in the "Little Club."
The group has recently made
Synthetic Fabrics
Are Used Widely
In Spring Wear
Synthetic fabrics continue to
play an important part in the
fashion picture this spring.
Nylon is still the most popular
fabric and is used in a great vari-
ety of clothes. These range from
sheer, dainty blouses to sturdy
Another well-known fabric
which is still seen a great deal
is rayon. It can be used for many
different purposes, either alone
or mixed with wool to make a;
durable, inexpensive cloth.
A metal-insulated lining, Mill-
um keeps the wearer warmer in,
cold weather by keeping body heat
inside the garment, and keeps
him cooler in warm weather by
reflecting the sun's rays away
from the body.
Milium is porous and comfor-
table and it makes an extremely
attractive lining.
Another new fabric which will
be important this spring is Orlon,7
an acrylic fiber combined with
nylon. Used mainly for coats, Or-F
lon is soft and luxurious and hasi
the added feature of being wash-

-Daily-Bruce Knoll
"THE THINKER"-Caught in a rare moment of inactivity, senior
Bob Leopold sits atop the Druid rock and ponders over his Uni-
versity activities. The climax to four busy years will come with
his graduation in June..
* * * * * *

Many of the coeds who peer in-
to shop windows at the latest in
spring fashions are not looking
longingly because they can't af-
ford them, but are gathering ideas
for creations they can make them-
Stores this season are featuring
the finest in fabrics and colorful
notions for those women who sew
at home.
Gingham is the by-word this
spring in fashions, for cotton is
the fabric that can go golfing,
dancing, shopping, bathing and
** *
WOMEN are applauding the new
wrinkle resistant cottons for they
can be worn through a hot sticky
day and still retain that fresh-off-
the-ironing-board look.
Bright plaid fashions will deck
the spring streets. Patterns run
from clashing, harlequin and
small, delicate, pastel plaids to
clear-cut miniature checks.
Some of the striking color com-
binations include lavender crossed
with spring green; bold black and
white with red; big blue and white
block checks with smaller red and
white versions adding a two-tone
design and pastel shades of violet,
yellow and pink.
terials have made them sanforized
and color fast, the label thrifty
sewers insist on.
All of the newest in fabrics
and designs can be found in
stores to be purchased by the
Women have also discovered
that they can use many of the
new inexpensive materials to dec-
orate their rooms in a different
way after Spring cleaning.
* * *
MANY OF the dormitories and
sorority houses will flaunt gay
new curtains and slip covers that
coeds have made quickly and
cheaply ~t home.
Manufacturers realizing the
importance of the home sewer
have put out many new helpful
aids to give home-made designs
an artistic and individual touch.
Buttons and belts that are
ready made except for covering in
the desired fabric allow seams-
tresses to turn out professional
tailoring on their clothes.
* * *
EVERY SIZE and shape ima-
ginable are included in the but-

tons that can be purchased to
spark up the simplest dresses.
Dainty hand painted ones give
an outfit the Parisian look.
Big bold buttons and ones
that come in graduated sizes
from extra large to diminuitive
size allow women to use their
imagination in decorating their
A clever trick many women use
is buying two extra buttons with
the ones for their dress and mak-
ing matching earrings for a very
individualistic touch.
be added to any sewing machine
allow home sewers to do quilting,
fancy embroidering, tailoring on
botton holes and professional
hemstitching with the ease of
plain stitching.
Women know that this spring
they can find the finest in fab-
rics and notions for home sew-
ing in the stores and many of
the freshest creations of the
season will be styled and made
in the home.
Jewels Liven
Coed Apparelr
As an addition to the traditional,
new and different jewelry is mak-
ing its debut this spring to com-
pliment the woman's wardrobe.
Dainty and artistic beads of
Venetian glass and mosiac minia-
tures are among the newer items
being featured this season. Dres-
den necklaces and enameled beads
in summer white add charm to an
ensemble, while multi - colored
ropes of tiny beads with matching
earrings bring gaiety to a somber
For evening wear, delicately
tinted seed pearls or striking
clusters of pearls and rhinestones
suspended on a slender chain are
worn. To enhance the hair are
ornamented barrettes Af gold and
silver, and for the short bobs and
poodle cuts there are gracefully
feminine earrings.
Casual jewelry remaining in
the lime light for classroom wear
are pendants and scatter pins.
Novelty animal pins go well on
neck scarves and hammered slave
bracelets set off long-sleeved
sweaters and blouses.
Whether for casual wear or eve-
ning, a selection of appropriate
jewelry can be found that will
compliment and add femininity
to the apparel.

Pictured in a lovely ombre
turquoise net formal .
beautiful rhinestone necklace
and poodle cloth "Popcoat" is
Miss Diane Halbrook, a
Sophomore and Alpha Phi
pledge fron Alice Lloyd Hall.
She's bound to have a
wonderful time and cast a
bewitching spell on any stag line
because she was dressed for
the gala occasion at




a recording for a commercial
Leader of the jazz combo, Leo-
pold alternates between the drums
and cornet, which he plays en-
tirely by ear, having never had a
music lesson.
** *
FURTHERING HIS interest in
music, he served as president of
the Hot Record Society, whose
members met to listen to the best
in jazz.
Elected to membership in

Druids, the literary college sen-
ior honorary society, he has
been dubbed "Leaping Locust"
Leopold by his fellow Druids.
He adds the job of secretary of
this group to his busy schedule.
Sometime in the future Leopold
hopes to enter the field of public
relations, perhaps in television
But this will have to be post-
poned for a few years while he
joins many of his fellow classmates
in the employment of the army.

Senior Board Reorganizes
To Include All 'U' Colleges


A complete reorganization of
Senior Board has been the major
job of the 1952 steering committee
for the graduation class.
Senior Board, in the past, was
composed of students from the lit-
erary college only and its activi-
ties were of a narrower scope.
This year, officers from the en-
gineering, architecture and design
and b us in e ss administration
schools are working with the lead-
ers of the literary college to under-
take the planning of pre- and
post-graduation activities.
These officers are now working
on a plan for next year, which in-
volves a Senior Board composed of
officers from every undergraduate
school not yet included and cam-
pus elections held at the same
time each spring for senior class
officers from all schools.
At present, there are 25 students
participating in the Board's acti-
vities, including officers from un-
dergraduate schools and chairmen
of all graduation committees.
Committees for graduation in-
clude Caps and Gowns, headed by
Mary Jo McCormick and Barbara
Smith and Reunions, led by Jim
Kemper and Sue Duwan.
Virginia Becker and Jack Beyer
are in charge of planning com-
mencement booklets and Jack Bay
and Phil Berry handle finances
for the senior class.


The majority of dues collected
by the Board is used for the senior
class gift which the committee de-
cides on.
Mark Sandground and Pete Hall
head the Special Events commit-
tee which makes plans for the
Senior Ball, the President Hatcher
tea for seniors and other occa-
Publicity is being handled by
Joe Epstein and Fred Ittner this


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