THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER. 12,1954
PAGE FOU1~ THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1954
State Provides Playground for Ski Enthusiasts
'Easy-to-Make' Recipes Offered
For Delicious Christmas Treats
By DEDE ROBERTSON
Among the many students keep-
ing their fingers crossed and hop-
ing for a white Christmas are the
ski enthusiasts who have been
busily hunting up skis and equip-
ment to get into shape for the
Ever since the 1953 Winter
Olympics at Lake Placid, N.Y., the
nation is becoming more ski con-
In his 30th year of watching
Americans ski, Pat Hardy of the
Boston Globe noted "I've never
looked up slopes in this country
ind seen so many good skiers as
I have this year.'"
Prospective skiers should con-
sult a proper outfitter for the
necessary skis, binders, gloves,
poles and wax, a ski expert sug-
In planning what to take when
going to a ski resort, the first thing
on a skier's list should be a heavy
sports coat of camel's hair or
tweed, a sturdy greatcoat, some-
one's raccoon relic or just any
warm covering. .
Important incidentals not to be
forgotten are boots or galoshes.
Soft moccasins or Norwegian
knitted shoes will come in handy
when the skier is relaxing. Long
underwear and flannel pajamas
will help prevent chills and colds.
A reminder to the skier who
travels by plane or train to his
destination, is to strap the skis,
tag and binders firmly togeth-
er. Otherwise he may arrive with
somebody else's skis, or his own
minus the binders.
Skiing is not only down hill rac-
ing and jumping. Beginners need
Popular ski developments in'
New England are located through-
out the northern region. In New
Hampshire, Jackson, Mt. Sunapee,
North.Conway and Franconia are.
among the well known ski areas.
Mt. Mansfield, with the longest
and highest chair lift in the east,
is located near Stowe, Vt.
In the western part of the
United States popular ski areas
have developed in Sante Fe, N.M.;
Flagstaff, Oriz.; Aspen, Colo.; Alta,
Utah; Jackson Hole, Wyo.; Sun
Valley, Idaho; Mt. Hood, Ore. and
Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl in
Few Countries have such a mag-
nificent variety of mountains as
America. Some skiers regard them
as "pure paradise."
The Ullr ski club, composed of
University students, plans trips for
weekends and vacations. The club
arranges all accomodations to dif-
ferent ski resorts. "An average
weekend usually amounts to about
$20, including lodging, tow, tick-
ets and transportation," John Lep-
pelmeier, president of the organi-
Beginning skiers can also obtain
free instruction from club mem-
bers in the Arboretum when wea-
The group is organizing a ski
team under the supervision of
The custom of hanging stock-
ingg in front of the fireplace pro-
bably originated in Europe where
children used to place shoes filled
with food near the fireplace to feed
St. Nicholas' horse.
By BARB HECHT
It's party time at Christmas.
For the busy students planning
to entertain, there is a host of
recipes available that are both
tasty and easy to make.
Homemade candy such as
Christmas bonbons, peanut bars,
and pastel patties are a favorite
of holiday guests.
Christmas bonbons consist of
1/3 cup of unsulphered molasses,
2/3 cup of nonfat dry milk, and
1/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs,
thoroughly mixed and shaped in-
to 1 inch balls. Dates and dried
fruit may be used to stuff the
bonbons and chocolate sprinkles,
coconut, and peanuts serve to
Peanut bars, a tasty snack, are
easily made by lining a loaf pan
with wax paper and pouring a
mixture of 2 cups of peanuts and
2 packages of melted chocolate
into the pan. Then refrigerate the
mixture for about 3 hours. When
the candy is hard, it may be cut
into 24 bars.
Colorful pastel patties are made
by beating an egg white until
frothy, adding 2 tablespoons of
water, and mixing well. Then add
5 cups of sugar slowly while con-
tinuing to mix. When the mixture
is firm, divide it into three parts.
In the first part add 1 square of
melted chocolate and 1/3 teaspoon
of vanilla extract; red vegetable
dye and 1/3 teaspoon of pepper-
mint- are added in the second
part; while the last part has green
vegetable dye and 1/3 teaspoon
of wintergreen added.
Add more sugar to make it
stiff, if necessary. Roll and shape
into about 4 dozen balls, which
may.be decorated with sweet trim-
Pave, a French holiday desert,
is made by melting 4 squares of
unsweet chocolate. In a separate
bowl, cream 1/2 cup of butter, 3/4
cup of sugar is then added and
mixed in with the butter. Four,
egg yolks. are dropped into the
mixture 1 at a time and stirred in
Around the World
People the world over cele-
brate the Christmas holiday,
but each nationality expresses
its good wishes in a different
Here's what Merry Christmas
would look like in:
Italian: Buon Natale.
Portuguese: Boas Festas.
Chinese: Gung Tsu Yeh Su
Spanish: Felices Pascuas.
Czechoslovakian: Vesele Van-
French: Joyeux Noel.
Greek: Cala Heistougena.
Polish: Wesolych Swiat.
Russian: Se Rozhdestvom
Dutch: Vroolijk Lerstfeest.
HEIGH-HO, HEIGH-HO-Prepared for winter weather, Marilyn
Frederick and Dennis Morley are headed for snow-topped hills for
a weekend of skiing.
not be afraid of learning or of
Enthusiasts say that skiing is
actually one of the most adaptable
of all sports and lends itself to
any age or any terrain. In the
eyes of some, nothing can com-
pare with cross-country skiing
across soft winter landscape.
In Michigan, over 250,000 skiers
annually visit the 34 ski develop-
ments. These range from Iron
Mountain, site of the world's tall-
est artificial jumping scaffold, to
the for-members-only Otsego Ski
Club. Here a member may have
his sleigh-borne copy of the morn-
ing paper delivered to his room
with his pre-breakfast coffee.
Sites in Michigan
Other popular areas in Michi-
gan are Boyne Mountain, Caberfae
at Cadillac, Elberta Mountain,
Echo Valley, the Missaukee Moun-
tains, Sugar Loaf Mountain in the
Leelanau Peninsula, Newaygo
County, Mount Mancelona, Udel
Hills near Manistee, Briar Hill,
Petoskey and hills near Traverse
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inside nd out
A.ch Leather-lined sapelyofnaed b
Black, navy or brown. 12.95*
B. Black, brown or navy calf tailleur. - 10.95*
C. Black, navy or brown calf clutch bag
with curved golden handle, 10.95*-*
D. Leather-lined calf satchel. ,* 0
Black, brown or navy. $15*
E linprted'Italin cowide *
well. Lastly, the melted choco-
late is added.
Place on a long platter, 2 pounds
of ladyfingers, which have been
dippe into a rum and water com-
bination. Pour part of the choco-
late mixture over the ladyfingers.
This dessert may be made with 2
layers of ladyfingers and choco-
late. Ice the top and sides with
chocolate and allow the Pave to
refrigerate for about 3 hours. This
dessert will serve six to eight1
A Christmas spread would not
be complete without a fruit cake.
An easy tropical fruit cake can
be made by 'mixing in one bowl
3 cups of whole Brazil nuts, a
27% oz. package whole dates, and
1 cup of green and red Maraschino
cherries. Then mix the fruit un-
til it is well covered with % cup
of sifted flour, % cup of sugar,
% teaspoon of baking powder, and
12 teaspoon of salt.
In a separate bowl, beat 3
eggs until frothy and add a tea-
spoon of vanilla extract. Then
pour the egg mixture over the fruit
and mix well.
Transfer the ingredients to a
greased loaf pan, lined with wax
paper, and bake for 1 hour and 45
minutes at 300 F.
Television viewers will appre-
ciate carmel corn.
This treat is made by mixing
4 cup of popped popcorn and 1/2
cup of peanuts in one bowl. Then
cook at 250 F, % cup of light corn
syrup, % cup of molasses, 1 table-
spoon of butter and 1 tablespoon
of vinegar. Stir the mixture gent-
ly until a few drops tested in cold
water form a hard ball.
Pour mixture over popcorn and
peanuts, mix and shape into balls
and allow to cool. Vegetable col-
oring may be added, if desired.
Cranberry Egg Nog
Cool, refreshing cranberry egg
nog provides a tasty beverage.
To make this recipe, separate 6
egg yolks and whites. Beat the
yolks, while adding 1/2 cup of
sugar until the mixture Is smooth.
The egg whites and sugar are
whipped to a meringue.
Now fold the yolks into the
whites. Pour 1 pint of heavy
cream and 2 pints of cranberry
juice into the egg combination
and mix thoroughly. Cranberry
egg nog is served cold and with
sprinkles of ground cloves on top.
Many other appetizing recipes
may be obtained from current
magazines and newspaper articles
alone with helpful hints on how
to have a successful Christmas
Ordinary candles can be trans-
formed into glamorous Christmas
ones with a few simple household
utensils and melted candle ends.
First soften old candles by plac-
ing a saucepan containing the
candle ends over heat in a fry-
ing pan partially filled with water.
When the wax is pliable, but not
so hot that it sticks to the fing-
ers, make the different candles.
For candles made by pouring wax
into molds, place each mold in the
refrigerator until very cold, then
tap it gently to release the form.
After each candle is done, dip it,
one half at a time, into a con-
tainer of melted wax for a smooth,
Melted crayons give old candles
Luminous candles are easily
made by pouring an inch of paraf-
fin into a coffee can and whipping
! until frothy.I
Gaily Colored Styles
In Variety of Lengths
Available This Season
By ARLINE LEWIS
Robes and slippers in party
fabrics and styles make perfect
Quilted rayon velvet robes, in
floor and duster length, are among
the more spectacular of the sea-
son's styles. Some jeweled and
others collared and cuffed in fur,
they range in color from spicy,
holly reds to soft pastels.
For the coed desiring a little
more practicality, washable robes
in quilted cottons, quilted nylons,
IN PARTY FABRICS
and pinwale corduroys, will take
her through an evening of tele-
vision, studying or a bridge game.
Local shops report especially
good sales in lovely, yet durable
washables. The styles range from
small bowed mandarin collars to
large, framing Puritan collars.
Most are in the new, shorter
length. Once again, red is the
most popular color.
In pajamas it's bermudas by a
length! From amidst this year's
turtleneck and clown P.Js., the
bermuda outfit, borrowed from
the outdoors, makes the biggest
The pajamas, made of soft flan-
nel, come in bright solids and
candy cane stripes. A tailored
shirt top, complete with button-
down collar, buttoned cuffs and
shirttails, covers the above-knee
length shorts. Other sets shown
have their own scuffs and night-
caps, in matching colors.
Dazzle and Glitter
Slippers are pretty enough to
dance in. Shape is the key note,
with most styles looking as if
they came straight from "A thous-
and and One Nights." Pointy,
Persian-toed scuffs in colored
velvets, dazzling with glitter, are
as pretty as any dancing shoe.
Velvets and ornate brocades,
highlight the fabric. Slender
heels, similar to ones found on
expensive shoes, are featured on
many styles. One, a black velvet
mule, with a pink porcelain rose
attached, has a matching flower
painted on the black heel.
The season's new robes and slip-
pers will brighten any assortment
of gifts under the Christmas tree.
Now is the Time
, , . to give those cozy soft-lined moccasins
that hug a foot in warm comfort.
All hand-sewn soft leather .