SUNDAYr .fl'IC. ER is, 1953
Coea Celebrate Christmas
With Variety of Traditions
Sororitike!s, Dormitories Hold After-Hours Parties;
Tree-D( .orating, Carol-Singing Events Scheduled
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sports Gifts Welcomed by Men
By MAR X HELLTHALER
Christmas :Js celebrated with a
wide variety o traditions from the
ridiculous tci the sublime in the
various soror itnes and women's res-
Alpha Delts , Pi is entertained at
+ its annual pal rty by a vocal group,
Kappa Kr ca Kola, composed of
members of the house who can not
sing or p k4y a musical instrument.
It is tur1Wout time in the Al-
pha Phi an I Gamma Phi Beta
houses, c vhen membes wait on the
bus boys, tote the dishes aft-
erward. 'Mhe Alpha Phi's write
poems ab out them, characteristic
of their p ersonalities, which are
read aloW t them, and the Gam-
ma Phi's m ake gifts for the bus
Geddes 1 louse will have a buf-
fet suppeir, with food that the
' women t hemselves cook, to
thank me nbers of the University
administi maotion, who are special
guests. ti-e house choir enter-
tains afte the supper.
"Saint (a eorge and The Dragon"
is a skit I pit on by freshmen each
year at Relen Newberry Residence,
to honor N Irs. Joy, founder of the
dormitory. Patronesses of the dor-
mitory a- ul the women deans arej
invited t o attend.
At their Christmas formal, the
Alpha Cli. Omega's 4uy their dates
humerou gifts and write poems
for them. A Santa Claus reads the
poems.. a oud and presents the
DeIts Iielta Delta has its party
after. o uns, the night before va-
cation starts. Names are drawn,
and poet as are written appropriate
to the I personality of the women
drawn. 1"hese are then read while
the wbr'ole group tries to discover
who is ,being represented by the
At delia Cheever House, the
first fl oor is up at 6 a.m. to
wake w. the rest of the house for
a br akfast the house mother
and President prepare at this
one t i ie of year. They later go
canol ig to their patronesses.
Cth .sins Hall holds a faculty
coffee Sfor the nursing instructors,
and. a party for the women, at
whi b a Christmas story is read,
and the glee club sings. The last
day b fore vacation begins, the
soph )I1 .ores carol through the halls
at + 6a.m. carrying lighted can-
dles. Cn Christmas Eve for those
who '.hate stayed on, there is was-
sail. and caroling in front of the
Alut mae give the Alpha Gamma
Delta ' a party, to which the bus
'boys and cook are Invited. The
plediWs and members draw names,
buy to vs and write poems for those
wom eii whose names they have
dra%i. At the party each reads
alw I the poem she has received.
The t( ys are later given to a wor-
thy children's group.
CI Omega has a formal dinner,
fold which the members draw
}' nail aes and write poems to fit
the;n. One or two of the women
read, them, while the others try
r to ggp ss for whom they are meant.
Itrreshmen and transfers are in
ieh: rge of a project, such as sup-
pVj #g needy families with
cotlies, at Prescott House. They
SInv ifte their brother dormitory to
eel ebrate with them, at which
alin e their Fortnite skit is re-
A I ianging-of the greens is plan-
nod by Stockwell Hal to decorate
tike '.ormitory. At their house par-
t', gifts are given to the house di-
} iiector and the maintenance peo-
p A They have a reception to
'hid h the deans, University ad-
mnini stration, and professors are
invied. Talent from the house en-
The Kappa Alpha Theta's, with
ti ae help of Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
f aml.se a group of orphans each
year. A tea on the last Sunday be-
;(rer vacation is given for all the
favcuLty and Greek letter men and
^A formal dinner is the tratlition
of tI 1e Kappa Delta's, where small
c:in$flles are placed at each wom-
' a:w' place. The one whose can-
dIe goes out first is supposed to
remain an old maid, while the one
w ItM the longest burning candle
wall' be married first.
yAt Martha Cook Domitory ev-
H yone is up at 5:30 a.m. one
The choir starts caroling with
;lighted candles on the fourth floor,
Iml as it proceeds down the suc-
ceoding floors, it gradually picks
uP all the members. The proces-
sian ends in the dining room,
where an elaborate breakfast 'is
w'V iting. Later there is singing
around the fireplace in the Blue.
The juniors of Kappa Kappa
Gamma plan festivities, and give
a skit, while the sophomores dec-
,.oate the house after everyone
else is in bed, and make breakfast
,die next morning.
The Pi Beta Phi house is deco-
rated in Christmas tree greens.
The sophomores trim the tree at
6 a.m. and waken the others at
7 a.m. Toys are exchanged as pres-
ents, and are given away later to
a children's group.
Hanukkah and Christmas are
celebrated together at Mosher Hall.
Stories of both are read aloud,
and the choir sings.
Henderson House members also
write poems, but each woman has
only three guesses to find out who
has written it to her.
By 'PAM SMITH
Some of the men of the shop-
per's Christmas list probably have
at least one special sport enthus-
iasm which will give one a clue
to what gifts to buy for them.
A golf lover would appreciate
some new golf balls, clubs or club
covers, or maybe a new golf bag
in one of the many new styles and
* * *
IF HE does his own caddying
frequently he'll want a cart on
which to tote his clubs around the
A real golf fanatic might trea-
sure some gold-plated golf tees
or a gadget called a ball re-
triever which is a rubber suc-
tion cup that fits over a club
handle and retrieves a ball from
If an avid hunter is on one's
Christmas list, a good choice might
be a bright red jacket and hat
to protect him from trigger-hap-
py hunters, or maybe a new shot-
gun he's been longing for.
ANOTHER GOOD choice for the
hunter is a pair of leather hunting
boots or a sturdy, plastic raincoat
that folds up into a neat pocket-
Always welcome to the fisher-
man are rubber wading boots, a
metal tackle box or creel or a
personalized casting rod. A plas-
tic cone-shaped reel that elim-
inates all chance of backlash is
a new favorite with anglers.
A lightweight, insulated, plastic
bag for keeping fish cool and
fresh is a welcome addition to any
BOWLING SHOES or a ditty
bag to carry their bowling togs
make niceygifts for men who bow
with the boys once a week. Or
one might give him a gift certifi-
cate for a custom-made pair o
6i&AO t A ors-)> cu
1 0" diameter
are having More Fun
. . . browsing and collecting gifts
at Hutzel's . . . poodles to fit any
fancy . . . "Ravenware"
desighed by Richard Galet .. .
That barely begins a gift-iist
of fascinating variety.
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