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Indoor Trees Need Fire-Proofing



B Beautiful but dangerous, it can
.be said of an indoor Christmas
tree, and this is an important fact
to consider when setting up Yule-
tide decorations.
The best way to guard against
an accident is to keep the tree in
water, advises a profersor in the
School of Forestry. A fresh tree
will be much lss likeiy to catch
on fire than a dry one.
* ,' *
cial system for chemically fire-
proofing a tree has been developed,
but it is not commonly used. Very
few of the trees on the market
have been treated like this.
Although there is not too much
hazard with a wet tree, a fire-
proofing spray can be purchased
for home use. It may be secured
in many seed and florish shops.
The use of fire-proof ornaments
will also help to eliminate the fire
hazard. All wiring should be
checked before it is used on the
* * *,
By removing gift wrappings
from the tree as soon as possible,
and making the tree corner out-
of-bounds for smokers, the safety
of the family will be further pro-
vided for.
Another important factor to
consider when setting up the
tree is when tobuy it so it will
pManypersons think that by
purchasing their tree late, it will
be fresher by the time Christmas
Day arrives. -This is not neces-
sarily true, for most of the trees
are cut down about two months
early anyhow.
IF IT is necessary to store it
inside, however, it is wiser to
by the tree late. But if it can be
stored in a' cool basement or out-
doors, it usually can be kept in

Students To'
On Yuletide
All the excitement and joy con-
nected with the Yuletide holiday
will continue through August for
students receiving a "College Tour
of Europe" gift this Christmas.
Sponsored by a local travel
agency, the tour will feature 53
days of adventure in 12 European
countries. The tourist will travel
by air, steamer, motorcoach, rail-
road and private car.
* * *
BEGINNING THE sightseeing
jaunt in Amsterdam, the group
will continue on through Belgium,
Germany, Austria, Yugoslavia, It-
aly, Isle of Capri, Italian Riveria,
Spain, France, Switzerland, Ger-
many, France again, England and
, Limited to 25 students in a
group, members still meet during
the year to hear informative
talks on the countries, they will
visit, see movies, receive lang-
uage tips and learn more about
currency regulations.
Price of the tour will be deter-
mined by the student's choice of
transportation. Rates for those
leaving June 16 by boat are $1,147,
tourist class and $1,295 first class.
The tour is priced at $1,325 for stu-
dents desiring to travel by air.
While the air flight leaves New
York June 25, both groups will
meet in Amsterdam June 26.
* * * k"

Tour Europe
Gft Prhascharm" in a waltz-cut duo
Gif Progra m
shopping and other personal in-
Students traveling by plane will
arrive in New York Sunday, Aug.
15, while those going by boat will
land in Quebec and Montreal Fri-
day, Aug. 20.
The prices of the tours include
hotel accomodations, three meals
per day, some at the hotel and
others at European restaurants,
sightseeing, transfers, tips to hotel'
porters, sightseeing car drivers and 1
guides and an accident insurance \
policy which includes medical ex-
penses and baggage insurance. \
Use Lists, Avoid \
Last-Minute Rush
Shoppers Advised' r, }j
With the shopping days until '
Christmas quickly disappearing, a \
'knowledge of shopping short-cuts
may be helpful. \
Making the job as painless as
possible, and perhaps a lot of fun, *
can be done by observing two
rules of Christmas shopping . ~ v
before leaving on a shopping ;
expedition, a list should be made
with .much of what will be re-. f
quired, and Yuletide shopping
should be done in advance of'
Christmas Eve.
These rules are not the whole
answer. Additional pointers save
much hustle and bustle.
Newspapers, magazines and cat-
alogs provide a treasure-chest of C
gift ideas that exchange brows- r
ing at home, instead of in crowd-
ed stores. Newspapers ads, in
particular, make a special display
storesW most attractive gift altz-cut for dreamin' is this "Charm" Set twosome in all nylon
A definite plan should be made tricot. Shirred nylon net traced with lace tops the
his, avoidence of the busiest shop- gown and curves a yoke of Ikeauty on the negligee. With lace to edge .
ing hours saves much hair-pulling. n
Generally, mid-morning and mid- the neglgee at neckline, hem, and sleeves. Both in Sizes 32 to 36.
afternoon are letup hours, with
lunch-time and evenings the busi- I Ethereal White Vision Blue
est. Ee
Mail or phone shopping can
satisfy many items on a Christ-
mas list. Theater tickets and sub-
scriptions, are the obvious ones,3VAN BUREN SHOP
but such items as candy, fruit or
a families brand of cosmetics can , NICKELS ARCADE PHONE NO 2-2914
also be obtained.N L R
Most stores offer attractive -
wrappings, and, for a slight extra ┬žSimm

--Daily-Dick Gaskill
UP SHE GOES - Setting up the Christmas tree for a Newman
Club holiday party is John Fushman, '56M. Kathleen Baker

'55LS&A, is selecting ornaments to decorate it with. FROM THAT day on the stu-
dents will visit a diamond factory,
better condition at home than at be placed in water as soon as it the Weeping Tower, Town Hall
the dealer's. is brought into a heated room. and the Ryks Museum containing
* * * Rembrandt's "The Night Watch"
Keeping a cut tre'e cool is of IN ORDER to get the maximum and eat dinner at the famous res-
prime importance if it is to stay benefit from the water provided, taurant, "The Five Flies."
fresh and green. The tree should two or three inches should be cut After seeing the Royal Palace,
also be protected from too much at an angle from the bottom of market place and Mannekin in
wind, in order to keep the the trunk. This provides a fresh Brussels, Belgium, the tourist
branches intact. surface to soak up water. will board a Rhine Steamer in


Since the sap runs up the trunk
and evaporates from the needles
when it is warm, the tree should'

The tree will also be kept
fresher if it is set far away from
a fireplace or radiator.
In keeping the tree away from
the room's most frequented spots,
the risk of its being knocked over
will be lessened.
In disposing of the tree, the{
main thing to remember is not
to burn it in an indoor fireplace.1
The sudden burst of flames even

Cologne, G*ermany arnd take a
cruise along the Rhine River
passing the fabled Lorelei rock
and coutless feudal landmarks
en route to Wiesbaden, the Ger-
man Spa.
One of the main features of the
Michigan Tour of Europe is five
days of sightseeing in Yugoslavia.
Most tourists usually are not able
to travel through this country.
THE VATICAN, St. Peter's, the

DEC. 16th


from a small evergreen, may not Borghese Gardens, Colosseum and
be contained in even a large fire- the Arch of Constantine will be
place. just a few of the Roman land-
Even if the flames do not leap marks the students will see. Al-
out, the terrific heat may ignite ways a favorite spot for students,
nearby woodwork and curtains, ten days will be spent in Italy
The safest method of disposal touring Trieste, Florence, Rome,
is to give the tree to the trash Naples Pompeii, Sorrento, Pisa and
collector. If it must be burned, many o her towns.
a large area around the tree should A few relaxing days will be
first be cleared and everyone in- spent on the Isle of Capri and
structed to stand well back. at Nice on the Italian Riviera
where the students will drive out


Early Christmas music, written
and sung in Latin, was too theo-
logical in character for popular
use. But in the 13th century, St.
Francis of Assisi is said to have
influenced the rise of the Christ-
mas carol, written in the vernac-
ular for the masses to sing.

140 the Monte Carlo to see the
world famous Casino.
A picture of all Paris from the
Eiffel Tower, trips to the Louvre,
opera, Arch of Triumph, Champs
Elysees, Notre Dame, and to see
the Follies Bergere, will highlight
the three days spent in Paris. Here
and in all the other countries, stu-
dents will have ample free time for

charge, will do a special wrapping
and mailing job. If an enclosure
card is written at home, it can
be given to the clerk at. the time
of purchase. So, one more per-
son is crossed off the list.
Facilitation of exchange or
ordering additionals, is possible
by saving and filing the sales slips
on all purchases.
Finally, the possibility of mak-
ing gifts at home can be explored.
In addition to saving shopping
time, such presents have a special
appeal to the recipient.

Gentlemen, here is your chance to shop in "peace"
-unhampered by any of the fairer sex. Only our
own helpful people to assist you in solving your

"what-to-give-her" problems.
the spot.

Gift wrapping on

Give Something
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STOLES of every kind from >
T.V. SLIPPERS of gold las- black velvet and crocheted
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to wool plaids, from $2.95.
BRACELETS (No girl has
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to stunning rhinestones, at
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perfect top grain
cowhide leather
always in demand for
school and casual wear
For gift gving
Fur Lined
for the
warmest gloves possible
Ex penive-looking






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