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Annual Formals Highlight Holiday Social Scene

Daily Shopping Guide


Yule Decor-
Will Prevail
For Dances
Noel Moderne .. .
Noel Moderne, South Quad's tra-
ditional Christmas dance, will be
held from 9 p.m. to midnight Sat-
This year the theme will revolve
around "Variation In Color." High-
lighting the decorations will be a
large pool with candles and gar-
denias floating in it.
The music will be provided by
DIon Bani and his band.
Open onlyto present and past
residents of the Quad and their
guests, the price of tickets is $2.50
per couple.
Richard Kabaker is general
chairman, with Leo Roach serving
as decorations chairman.
* * *
Fireside Fables ...
Residents of Couzens Hall and
their guests began the holiday sea-
son with a Christmas formal,
"Fireside Fables," Friday evening.
The theme and decorations cen-
tered around an old-fashioned
Christmas. A three-piece combo
provided music for dancing.
Sponsored by the senior class,
Gloria Krigsten was chairman.
* * *
Yuletide Ball .., s
Helen Newberry residence ush-
ered in the Christmas season with
its annual Yuletide Ball Saturday
"Heavenly Daze" was the theme
for the event, with decorations
done in blue and silver. A Christ-
mas tree and other greens, high-
lighted by angels with three di-
Record Gifts
Non-musical records make spe-
cial personal gifts. Nature lovers
can hear bird and animal calls,
while those interested in histori-
cal events can hear the Corona-
tion, voics of famous men or a
series of war broadcasts. Play and
opera recordings are available for
theater enthusiasts.


Mistletoe Custom Recalls
Ancient EnglishTraditions

10y rJ.i ,11J~V k
Asthe holiday season approach-
es. the kiss-inspiring bough of
mistletoe with its pale green leav-
es, shimmering white berries and
traditional significance is again
hung in the place of honor among
Christmas decorations.
The ancient custom of kissing
under the mistletoe seems to be
peculiarly English. It probably
survives from an old pre-Christian
Scandinavian custom which deem.
ed the mistletoe so sacred that if
enemies met casually beneath it
in theforest they laid down their
arms and maintained a truce until
the following day.
From this custom there grew a
practice of hanging mistletoe over
a doorway, the entering of which'
was supposed to imply a pledgej
of peace and friendship.
Primitive Rite
The kiss under the mistletoe is!
also thought to be a relic of some

Because of the Druid belief in
the medicinal qualiips of the
plant, the mistletoe has been as-
sociated with the "tree of life."
In the Christian celebration the
mistletoe hangs in honor of Christ,
the "evergreen Tree of Life." It
is thought to be the emblem 'of
that love which is stronger than
Greeting Cards


Various Sizes,

Colors Available
"Round up the joy, round up,
the cheer, have a Merry Christ-
mas and a Happy New Year" is
what Santa has to say as he fires
his six shooter on the cover of a
1954 Christmas card.

Left-Lo, the holiday spirit! Tiny
stars and beads dangle from a deli-
cate gold necklace. And for that
added festive touch, a jeweled ele-
phant on a narrow band ..$4, $7.95
Right-Any coed on your shop-
ping list would appreciate these un-
usual cosmetic cases. Colorful,
handpainted figures prancing on a
white backgrounr' make these
pieces match-mates $2.50-$5.00 each
Left-This gay red plaid kit con-
tains every imaginable traveling
need from matching slippers to
handy plastic bottles. A welcome
companion on every trip. For men
or women ....................$4.95.
Right-These ashtrays are that
'something different' for the hard-
to-please friend. Whimsical modern
designs are etched on a maroon,
green or black base ....$1 each.
Left-For that modern touch, se-
lect copper and enamel jewelry
with unique design. Original ear-
rings and pin make a truly imag-
inative gift ........ $7-$8.50 a set.
Right-A shoe horn is perfect
for "lazybones" who doesn't like
to bend. Real luxury-and it's a
very useful gift too ..........$3.50.


-courtesy Bill Toyama
FINISHING TOUCHES--Gomberg House won the Noel Moderne
poster contest held between the various houses of South Quad.
Frank Henderson is shown putting the finishing touches on his
winning poster.
mensional skirts, completed the Gary Cutler's band will provide
setting. the music for dancing. During in-
The chairman for the dance was termission the Michigan House glee
Jorie Hammond. club will entertain guests. t
- * * Tickets for the all-campus dance,
W inter W h i r I . . . priced at $2.50 per couple, may be
Wome ofBets Babourandpurchased at the Strauss Memorial
Women ot Betsy Barbour and Library in West Quad.
their guests attended the annual in fortheud
holiday dance Saturday evening. Chairman for the dance is George
Entitled "Winter Whirl," decora- A L
tions centered around w i n t e r
scenes. Under a false ceiling of Snowflake Ball .
sparkling stars, evergreens, silver East Quad will present its annual
balls and artificial snow were "Snowflake Ball" from 9 p.m. to
placed about the room to provideS
the finishing touches. a.m. Saturday.
The Don Kenney band provided Decorations will feature the tra-
music for the couples attending. ditional Christmas tree and greens.
Joan Heiden was chairman of Ted Smith and his band will play
the dance. in the main ballroom, while a com-
* * * bo under the direction of Tony Bon-
Medieval C h r i smas nito will provide the music in the
second dining room. Intermission
A medieval castle will provide entertainment will be furnished by
the setting for the annual West the Green House glee club.
Quad Christmas dance from 9 p.m. The dance is open to all students,
to midnight Saturday. with tickets selling for $2 per cou-
The inside of the Quad will be ple.
transformed into Westmorlan Cas- Co-chairmen for the dance are
tle for the evening, with candle Maridelle Knights and Peter Hera-
light adding to the atmosphere. per,

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primitive marriage rite. Christmas greetings in every
The Druids in ancient Gaul, conceivable form including the
Britain and Ireland held the mis- above example, are found in the
tletoe sacred. It was considered ! Ann Arbor shops, this year.
a "cure-all" and all types of. mir- There are cards perfect for the
aculous virtues were ascribed to University's foreign students, with
it. It was not only a cure for holiday scenes and greetings in
every disease, but also an antidote French, German, Spanish and
for every poison. many more languages.
It was supposed to render cattle
prolific. He who bore it in his! According to a local stationery
prndlwascsaHe fomboalltwitch- shop proprietor, newest thing in
hand was safe from allseh th- cards is the great variety of co;-
craft, was able to see ghosts and ors. Anything from fluorescent
to make them spea. f fuschia and chartreuse to dulled
Consecrated by Sacrifice purple, blue, pink, aqua and brown
If the plant was found growing may be seen.
on an oak tree, which rarely hap- The new long, thin cards and
pened, it was consecrated by a the single sheets have also come;
sacrifice of white oxen and cut into the spotlight.
from the tree with a golden knife People are buying fewer per-
by the Arch Druid. Special care snalized cards and tending toward

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An important fact for a gentle- modern versions, dealers say. ""*
man to remember when claiming There are hand embroidered
I privilege of a kiss under the mis- seesr e rand br i t-
tletoe is that the privilege does scenes from Switzerland on gilt-
not have its proper virtue unless edged cards for those who admire Y
the bough has been cut with a handwore Sef ave greti Left-Three matching pieces in
golden knife. The extent of this t a vivid red and copper ensembler f
privilege is measured by the num- giver may insert his own greet- Give the bracelet, earrings, neck-t"M
ber of berries on the bough; one of ing lace or the set to a coed with a
which is to be plucked off with Mobile cards and sets for mak- fashion flair. Conversation pieces .K
each kiss. ing greetings are being shown, ,all!
There is an old English jest that as well as cards to be used for
"The maid who is not kissed under Christmas tree ornaments. Greet-
the mistletoe at Christmas will not ings also are coming by phono-n3
be married that year." graph record this year and in eRight-High on a coed's prefer-
ence list are these brocaded ho- ~
Mientioned In Song music boXes. - .siery and jewelry cases, pictured
An old English song also con- By sending a Christma card d
tains the lines "And who is she from the series, Joy f r the ............ .. . pa b$3each.
that will not allow a kiss beneath World's Children." a gift is pro-
the mistletoe bough?" vided for underprivileged children
throughout the world. The United t.r,
Nation's Children's Fund sale of
MARCH OF DIMES these cards helps finance its ef-
forts to bring better health to
sick and undernourished children
in 80 countries.
Famous reproductions, such as -d
the "Madonna of the Rose Arbor,"
are found on cards. English prints
are available, also those with
carols adorning them.
Cards with many movable parts,,"
such as the snow man who rides
a deer of pine twigs, may be seen. 4
Christmas 1954 will be a season
JANUARY 3-31 with a card to suit every giver and
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