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FTHU NUY, DEEMBER2, 194.

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Make this one a
BALFOUR
Christmas ..-
Our selection on special Christmas
Gift Merchandise is complete . . .
Make a selection now.
"OFFICIAL"
.' MICHIGAN CLASS RINGS
CRESTED OR MICHIGAN SEAL GIFTS
RHINESTONE AND SIMULATED PEARL JEWELRY
LARGEST SELECTION OF CUFF LINKS IN TOWN.
PERSONALIZED GREETING CARDS -- GIFT WRAP
PACKAGE TIES ... CHRISTMAS CORSAGES
GERMAN STEINS ... STUFFED ANIMALS
Many items of unusual taste that will please anyone on your gift
list, and priced from $1.00 to $35.00 . . . We gift wrap all pur-
chases, and mail to all parts of the country.
L. G. BALFOUR COMPANY
1321 South University
Just around the corner from US 23 (Washtenaw Avenue).
BUY AND USE CHRISTMAS SEALS

FIRE HAZARD:
Care of Trees Needed
To Insure Safe Holda

By GAIL GOLDSTEIN
Don't let your holiday go up in
smoke.
AsChristmas approaches, the
National Safety Council issues this
warning. The Christmas tree sea-
son exposes the household to dan-
ger unless proper precautions are
taken to avoid possible fires.
A Christmas tree, filled with nat-
ural pitch and resin, is one of the
most combustible ojects known.
Ignited, the tree will burn so rapid-
ly that it is virtually impossible to
extinguish the flame by methods
ordinarily available.
Safety Precautions
To help prevent home fires
caused by Christmas trees there
are several precautions that may
be taken that will assure a safe
and fire-free Christmas.
Buy a fresh tree and keep this
tree in a cool place until it is ready
to be set up. The buyer should be
wary of trees sold as "fireproof"
and chemical solutior4 should not
be used in an attempt to flame-
proof the trees.
Before setting up the tree, saw
off at least an inch of the trunk
diagonally and then place the base
in a water-containing holder. This

water reservoir should be kept
filled at all times.
Locate the tree away from fire-
places, radiators, television sets,
powerful electric lights and other
sources of heat.
Electric lights bearing the Under-
writer's Laborities label should be
used as decorations. Candles should
never be used. All wires should'
be checked for defects and loose
sockets before putting them on the
tree.
To avoid overloading the houseI
wiring and blowing a fuse, reduce
the load or connect part of it to an-
other circuit outlet. Never in-
crease the size of the fuse or sub-
stitute a penny for a blown fuse.
Tree lights should be turned off
when no one is in the room.
Electrical Toys
Do not operate electric trains or
other electrical toys which may
spark under the tree. Christmas
wrappings that accumulate under
the tree are a hazard. Disposing of
them at once will reduce this dan-
ger.
Using only artificial "snow" and
decorations of the flameproofed or
non-combustible type for trimming
will also reduce fire hazard.
The National Safety Council con-
tinues its fire preventive meas-
ures for Christmas trees by advis-
ing that the ends of metallic icicles
or other hanging decorations do
not dangle into light sockets where
they can cause a short circuit and
flash fire.
Discarding Tree
It is important to watch the
needles of the tree and be sure to
move the tree lights if the tree's
needles near them start to turn
brown. When these needles start
to fall off, the tree should be taken
down and discarded.
Dispose of the trees in fire-safe
areas outdoors, not in furnaces,
stoves, or fireplaces because these
trees burn with almost an explo-
sive violence.
In case of fire, the main thing to
remember is to call the fire depart-
mtent immediately. However if all
of these precautions are taken, the
Christmas tree will provide a pleas-
ant Christmas decoration instead
of a dangerous fire hazard.

Wild Fowl
Seen Ample
For Hunters
There's no need to worry about
a Christmas shortage of turkeys
--pheasants will do instead.
According to Prof. Warren W.
Chase, chairman of the wildlife
management department, Michi-
gan's hunting forecast is high for
pheasants and low for partridge.
The state's pheasant population
will be high this year, he says, with
southern Michigan's higher than
in most years.
Easy Winters
Chase bases his claims on the
fact that the state has had two
rather easy winters, plus a good
spring which enabled pheasants to
hatch and rear their young in fair-
ly dry places.
He points out that the best hunt-
ing places for the birds are in corn-
fields and rocky, sandy and aban-
doned areas of land, "grown waist
high and herbaceous weeds and
grasses."
Usually the northern area has
the highest partridge population,
he explained, but at times of low
population cycles margin areas
such as the swamplands will have
the highest number.
Open Grouse Season
"Michigan is very fortunate in
that its Department of Conserva-
tion keeps open season on grouse,
even when not abundant," Chase
states, "as this allows hunters to
continue the sport even during the
poor years."
The decline in population is due
to the partridge's ten-year cycle,
he continues, adding that - it has
been found that the open season
does not have an appreciable ef-
fect on population fluctuations.
Chase went on to explain that
partridge are forest birds which
live only in shrubby or wooded
areas and are not found in corn or
grain producing areas as are the
pheasants.
Both are white meat birds, with
a slight wild flavor, he points out,
but there is not a strong gamey
taste.hThe meat is like that of a
spring chicken, he adds, and thus
the birds can be baked or fried,
depending on choice.

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SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS?-The old song of "Ai I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth"
has changed its character in the past few weeks. Hopefuls are now singing words begging for the
blanket of snow that traditionally covers the Ann Arbor area during the holiday season. With the
first and only lasting snowfall disappearing within a few days of its fall on Oct. 30, prospects for a
white Christmas seem limited.. Leaden skies promise snow in the near future, but as yet no fulfill-
ment of that promise has been seen. Optimists still declare that Ann Arbor will see the ground cov-
ered with the anticipated soft white matter as it has in years past and watch the clouds hopefully
for the anticipated fall.

Christmas Gifts *
That will always please the most fastidious!
Select for mother, father, sister, brother,
and all your friends those items
that are so present-able.
CHRISTMAS TABLE CLOTHS, all sizes
BATH TOWEL SETS... HUGE BEACH TOWELSI
BATH ROOM SETS and SHOWER CURTAINS... BLANKETS
BEDSPREADS, Bates, Queen Elizabeth's, George Washington and Heirloom
SHEET SETS... LUNCHEON CLOTHS... LUNCHEON SETS
PLACE MATS... TEA TOWELS.. .COCKTAIL NAPKINS
TEA APRONS ... BRI DGE SETS ... BARBEQUE APRONS ... SCARFS
HANDKERCHIEFS for all the family
SEWING KITS... JEWEL CASES
BLANKETS by Springfield
$ ust a few suggestions, shop now before the last-minute rush.
WHERE QUALITY HAS NO SUBSTITUTE
GAGE LINEN SHop
11 Nickels Arcade
Open 9:00 to 5:30 and observing the usual Christmas store hours.
Open Monday 9:00 to 8:30 till Christmas.

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FAMILIES HELPED:
Students, Civic Groups Man
Kettles for Salvation Army

Some of the many Values
at WILKINSON'S

By JOEL BERGER
Manned by University students
and local civic groups, Salvation
Army kettles are on the streets
again.
Coeds from Delta Delta Delta
and Collegiate Sorosis sororities
and Martha Cook are ringing the
bells along with members of the
Lions and Kiwanis Clubs and the
Junior Chamber of Commerce to
collect donations for charitable
uses.
According to Senior Major Os-'
car C. Aaserude of the Salavation
Army, 318 needy families were
benefitted by the group during
the Christmas holiday last year.
Kettles Set Up
With kettles on sidewalks in the
campus area and downtown every-
day except Sunday until Christ-
mas Eve, money collected will be
distributed to needy families along
with food, clothing and toys.
Families in need of assistance
were selected several weeks ago
when a -meeting was held by the
Salvation Army together with
public and private social agencies.
The groups told what families
needed help to make their Christ-
mas a happy one.
Among the groups represented
at the meeting were the county
welfare department, the Bureau of
Social Aid, the Family Service
Agency, Public Health Nurses,
Dunbar Center, the juvenile divi-
sion of .probate court and Michi-
gan Children's Aid.
Following the meeting, case-
workers submitted lists of what
would be needed by the families.
In addition to new and used
toys collected and distributed by

the Salvation Army, Christmases
will be made happier for needy lo-
cal residents because of a canned
food drive conducted in local
schools. Food collected this way
will be sorted and packed for dis-
tribution by the service organiza-
tion.
People Helped Before
Major Aaserude commented that
distribution of funds last year was
made by means of a graduated
scale. Needy families of 12 people
received $29, while the total rang-
ed downward to $5 for one person.
Nearly 1,100 persons were gvien
checks by the Salvation Army at
Christmas last year, he continued.
Along with 1,165 toys, 346 food
boxes were sent out.
Panhel Plans
Visit to Vets
Panhellenic Association's contri-
bution to local Christmas spirit will
come Dec. 14, when about 40 sor-
ority members will go to the Vet-
erans' Rehabilitation Hospital to
"hostess" at a party for war vet-
erans.
Before this year, according to
Marlene Jaffa, '55, in charge of
the project, individual sororities
were invited to the veterans' party
but now two or three women from
each house will be selected.
Panhel also helps children of the
vicinity on an individual sorority
basis-when fraternities invite af-
filiated women to help them with
their annual Christmas parties for
children in the vicinity.

Wonder Drug
Possible Cure
For Hiccups
By ELISSA PANUSH
"Hiccups can be scientifically
stopped."
Medical science has discovered
a clue in the cure of one of man-
kind's most irritating and common
illnesses. Chloropromazine, a new
drug, stopped the hiccups in five
out of seven patients treated.
In two patients the hiccups were
so severe that they overshadowed
the patients' original diseases.
Six Day Hiccups
One of these patients hiccuped
day and night for six days follow-
ing a gall-bladder dperation. The
hiccups were partially controlled
when he was put into a deep sleep
with morphine and barbituate
sleeping medicines. After the sleep
the hiccups always came back.
A single injection of chloropro-
mnazine cured his hiccups and he
was well enough to leave the hos-
pital four days later.
The drowsiness that often comes
as a side effect of chlorpromazine
treatments is not considered seri-
ous and some patients even wel--
come it as a relief.
Replaces Home Remedies
Chloropromazine should take the
place of hiccup remedies which
have been used for generations in
American homes. Backslapping,
water drinking and "scare him
quick" are out-dated as methods
of curing the hiccups.
The side effects of the drug such
as its seditive and blood pressure
lowering have led to other possible
uses. Its effectiveness in the cure
of mental illness and as an addi-
tive to pain relieving drugs is be-
ing investigated.

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DAINTY PRINCESS
JEWEL CASE
by Farrington
is gold embossed and
fitted with velvet ring
slot and earring bar.
Ideal for traveling.
"olors: rose, blue,
ivory, jade.
$1.95

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MUSIC CENTER I
GIFT SUGGESTIONS
r RECORDS-77 labels Gift Wrapped 3
Shop in separate departments - 10 listening booths
* RADIOS-AC-DC $17.95 up
Clock Radios 29.95 up
AM FM Radios 49.95 up
* RECORDERS-Tape or Wire
$179.95 up
. HI FI COMPONENTS- Famous Makes
Speakers -Tuners -Amplifiers - Record Changers - Pickups
* TELEVISION - for the Family
17" T.V. from 139.95
21" T.V. from 179.95
* GIFT CERTIFICATES
Any amount - Sure to Please

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SIX FINE
INSTRUMENTS
of famous Solingen make
are in this fine lady's zip-
per manicure set. Case is of
Top Grain Cowhide fully
suede lined. In Red, Green
or Tan.
$9.95
plus 15c tax

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"ROVER", eager little
tan pottery watchdog
. .. with yellow carrying bask-
ets will guard your keys, coins,
rings and watches. Lots of room
for accessories-spares frantic
morning search .
$2.00

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Give BOOKS thi~s Christmas$
BOOKS FOR EVERtYONE
TRAVEL'-MUSIC-HUMOR
POETRY-RELIGION-ART
$ Fiction and Non Fiction

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YOU'LL SHINE .
with this all-in-one Shu Brush Kit
that has the "makings" of a com-
plete job in the back of the brush.

Black or
Brown polish ..,
$1.95

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