SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1954
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUDY EEME 2 95 H IiiA AL
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League Will Sponsor
Yuletide Party Today
Four campus singing groups will
lead party-goers in traditional ty from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m., wh
caroling at the first all-campus The Novelaires will lead singi
League Christmas Party, to be held from 3 to 3:45 p.m.
from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Jim Bradley and his quartet
The "Deltons," a quartette from are scheduled for caroling frc
the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, 3:45 to 4 p.m., and the Vaugh
will entertain students and facul- Shadows will add to the holid
festivities from 4:15 to 4:30 p.m.
U Russian Club The Christmas Party has been
planned for University students,
To Give Prog ram faculty, administration and their
families, and will include caroling,
Two scenes from a dramatized dancing to the music of Red John-
poem and a one act play will be son and his orchestra, and a spe-
featured at the annual Christmas cial floor for children complete
party of the Russian Club to be with Santa Claus.
held at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the The Women's League has been
International Center. decorated with greenery in each
The play, a comedy by A. Chik- of the wood panels on the first
arkov, will star Clare Lila, Lester and second floors, highlighted by
Carney, Donald Sikkema, Oleg silhouettes of silver angels.
Lobanov, George Valenta and The Hussey Room will feature
Richard Harper. a large caroling book for singers
Benjamin Stolz, Vytas Dukas, and silver musical notes on the
Nadya Spassenko and Carol Copp walls to lend atmosphere. Re-
will portray the cast of the poem, freshments will be served in the
"Evgeni Onegin," by Alexander Vandenberg Room, and an inter-
Pushkin- national students' display of
o oo >o< o Christmas customs in other coun-
tries will be in the main Ballroom.
SPE CIA L University representatives from
VP~ t IL I LV Pakistan will display native
clothes, woodwork and jewelry.
Box of Christmas Cards Ukranian handicraft will iclude
regularly $1.00, now only 50c c'national costumes, embroidered
Candy Cane Cop or Mitten Sets materials, decorated cushions, ac-
> ) for Christmas Gifts Vj cessories and d o 11 s . Turkish
Special price on ° clothes, designed pipes, silver work
c HANDMADE RUGS and jewelry will also be on dis-
play along with ivory work, china
YARN GOODS and Chinese clothing.
rV The third floor will be especial-
/A Aly for children, featuring Santa
Claus, played by Prof. Benjamin
' o Wheeler of the history depart-
YARN SHOP ment, who is also chairman of
faculty counselors for juniors and
' 324 East Liberty C seniors in the College of Litera-
Open 9 to 6 Closed Saturday ture, Science and the Arts. A full
NO 2-7920 q hour of Christmas movies will also
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With Varied Traditions
During 'Days of Yore'
By BARB HECHTT
Feasting, drinking, caroling,
making merry, plus other colorful
traditions, heralded Christmas fes-
tivities of many lands in days of
Early morning worshippers be-
gan the day with simple and de-
vout prayers in the various
churches of Norway.
After services, friends and rela-
tions gathered for a great feast,
the group sang national songs,
made toasts, and displayed na-
tionalistic feelings by repeating
several times "Gamble Norge,"
which means "Old Norway."
Tea was served early in the eve-
ning when young boys went to dif-
ferent houses to perform for the
people. Dressed in white mantles,
the tallest boy carried a star-shap-
ed lantern while another carried
two wax dolls.
One boy represented the Virgin
Mary sitting in a chair rocking the
cradle in which a doll, represent-
ing the infant Jesus was laying.
The lantern, representing the Star
of the East, was cleverly moved
back and forth to create the il-
lusion of the rocking cradle.
The boys were rewarded with
sweets and money.
Later in the evening, men dress-
ed in military uniforms, decked
with tinsel, sang songs and review-
ed military stories. No one in Nor-'
way, stories say, refused to admit
the performers or sent them away'
"Cleanliness is next to Godli-
ness," is an old expression observed
in Sweden, with all homes thor-
oughly renovated in celebration of
Another custom consisted of ty-
ing a sheaf of corn to a pole plac-
ed near the house for the birds
who had to endure a hard winter.
Each year families participated
in a delicious dinner, after which
masked figures came in bearing
bells and a basket of gifts. All
h o u s e s were illuminated and
crowded with celebrants.
In Italy the festival of devotion
and merriment was a product of
many days preparation. Sumptu-
ous banquets were served on
Blazing Christmas logs and fires
greeted guests. After the feast,
parents drew curtains, revealing a
table filled with gifts, conspicu-
ous among which was an urn, the
urn of fate.
Elders stood behind the table.
while the children, according to
their age, drew lots for different
presents. Many blanks were re-
ceived in jest, but in the end ev-
eryone received something.
These traditions, though many
years old and representative of1
various countries, have common,
messages which serve to commem-
orate the birth of Christ, bring
merriment to all and to begin a
new year with wishes for happi-
ness in the future.t
Peck also of Birmingham, was an-
Miss Faulkner is a junior in lit-
erary college. She is affiliated with
Alpha'Lambda Delta. She is also a
James B. Angell scholar.
Mr. Peck is a senior in the edu-
The marriage ceremony will
take place Sunday at the Christj
Church, Cranbrook, in Bloomfield
Professor and Mrs. Barnard
Hewitt of Champaign, Ill., an-
nounce the engagement of their
daughter, Diana Lancaster, to
Alan Grederick Neidle, son of Mrs.
Marks Neidle of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
and the late Dr. Neidle.
Miss Hewitt attended Vassar
College for two years before trans-
ferring to the University where
she is a senior majoring in soci-
Mr. Neidle received his A.B. de-
gree from Yale University and en-
tered the army where he was a
lieutenant in the artillery. He is
presently a junior in Law School.
A summer wedding is planned.
Engagements, Wedding Revealed
Dr. and Mrs. Rudolf Kurcz of
New York City announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Lisa,
to James Barclay, son of' Mrs.
Gordon Barclay of Grand Rapids.
A former men-ber of the Student
Legislature, Miss Kurcz was an
officer of the.Newman Club and a
member of Senior Society. She re-
ceived her A.B. degree in 1953
and her M.A. in history last year,
Mr. Barclay received his A.B.
degree in 1949 and now is a gradu-
ate student in the School of Social
Work, He is a member of the stu-
dent-faculty council in this school.
The wedding will take place Dec.
29 in New York City.
A Treasure Chest
Mr. and Mrs. Orrin C. Jones of
Detroit announce the engagement
of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann,
to Howard David Hall, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley G. Hall of Marine
Miss Jones is a senior in the lit-
erary college, majoring in medical
Mr. Hall is a senior in the School
of Engineering and will graduate
in February. He is a member of
Alpha Chi Sigma, Tau Beta Pi and!
Pi Lambda Upsilon.
The couple plans to be married
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Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Fink of
Chicago announce the engagement
of their daughter, Dorothy, to John
Thomas Ungerleider, son of Mrs.
Bertram Krohngold of Shaker
Heights, 0., and Mr. Harold Un-
gerleider of Miami Beach, Fla.
Miss Fink is a senior in special
education. She is a member of Wy-
vern and Mortarboard.
Mr. Ungerleider graduated from
the University and is now a junior
at Western Reserve Medical School
in Cleveland. He is a member of
Zeta Beta Tau and Phi Delta Ep-
They are to be married Decem-
* * *
Recently, the engagement of
Barbara Carol Faulkner, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Faulkner of
Birmingham, to Lawrence David
Peck, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
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Gordon - Schwartz
Marilyn Gordon's marriage on
Dec. 4 to Pfc. Melvin Schwartz is
announced by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. I. Gordon of Ossin-
Mrs. Schwartz graduated from
'the University in June with a ma-
jor in sociology. She was president
of Hinsdale House, Alice Lloyd
Hall, and was representative to
the Board of Governors of Resi-
dence Halls for Women.
Mr. Schwartz graduated from
the University in 1952. He was
affiliated with Sigma Alpha Mu.
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A-BALL - Petitioning for Assem-
sembly Ball has been extended,
and petitions are now due at 5
p.m. tomorrow in the League Un-
SPRING WEEKEND - Publicity
sub-committee chairmen of Spring
Weekend will meet at 7 p.m. tomor-
row in RM. 3L of the Union.
All scenarios for the Skit Night
are due Wednesday at the Union
BASKETBALL - The following
teams will play in the basketball
tournament: At 7:15 p.m. tomor-
row-Fletcher vs. Mosher II; Pres-
cott I vs. Mosher I; At 8 p.m. -
Couzens I vs. Chicago I; Couzens
III vs. Collegiate Sorosis.
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