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Cities Offer Drama,
~ Sports Over Holidays

Many forms of entertainmeni
are available in New York, Chi-
cago, and Detroit for students who
will be holidaying or living ir
these places during Christmas
In New York, Joan Fontaine
and Anthony Perkins head the
cast of Robert Anderson's "Tea
and Sympathy." "The Teahouse
of the August Moon," John Pat-
rick's comedy about Okinawa un-
ier American occupation, stars Da-
vid Wayne, John Forsythe, Pau.
Ford and Mariko Niki.
Loring Smith is featured in "So-
lid Gold Cadillac," a satire by
George S. Kaufman and Howard
Teichmann on the business world
of today. "Pajama Game",is a mu-
sical comedy about romance and
confusion in a pajama factory in
which John Raitt, Janis Paige
Eddie Foy, Jr., and Carol Haney
have leading roles.
To quote the New Yorker re-
viewing "Peter Pan," "Mary Mar-
tin and Cyril Ritchard appear in
probably the best rendering of the
Barrie fantasy in the history of our


The Museum of Modern Art will
display, in celebration of the Mu-
seum's 25th year, 300 paintings
owned by the Museum plus 40 new
The seventh week of opera at
the Metropolitan Opera House,
which opens with a performance
of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro"
on Monday, will feature the re-
turn of Puccini's "Tosca."
This opera, missing for a sea-
son, will be given on Saturday,
Dec. 25, with Licia Albanese in the
title role, Jan Peerce as Cavara-
dossi and George London as Scar-

Coeds Help
r To Produce
Union Opera
Coeds can rightly claim a share
of the success of 'Iail to Victor,"
the 35th annual Union Opera.
Women worked behind t h e
scenes, prompting, working on pro-
motions and the program, usher-
ing, applying make-up and making
costumes. Coeds also devoted their
time to the Secretariat of the Op-
All the costumes, 106 of them,
were made by a committee of co-
eds, headed by Thelma Kavanaw.
More than 30 women started cut-
ting and stitching the first week
in November and continued until
the curtain rose.
When a group of costumes was
ready for fitting, Miss Kavanaw re-
ports, the troubles began. She adds
that it took a while for the husky
"chorus girls" to get used to the
scanty white angel costumes.
Make-up Artists
Beverly Falk aid her assistant,
Sonny Everett, headed the 25 coeds
who applied make-up to cast mem-
bers. Including the chorus and mi-
nor parts, 50 make-up jobs were
done for each performance.
On an assembly line basis, ac-
tors moved around a huge table,
stopping at one point to have their
eyebrows put on, at another spot
to have rouge applied, and so on
until the make-up job was com-
In this production, a coed would
do nothing for the entire evening
but draw sideburns or powder per-
formers. Miss Everett reports that
nine cans of theatrical powder
were used to produce the "beau-
ties" that appeared on stage for the
three night Ann Arbor run.
Three Tramps
The three tramps, Lou Baldacci,
John Morrow and Jim Bates, re-
quired special beards. Instructed
not to shave for the performances,
grey shadow was then smeared on
them for an authentic hobo look.
Also, black gum was applied to
their teeth giving the illusion of a
missing incisor or two.
Having to set up the make-up
table as well as applying the
greasepaint, the women began
working at 6:30 p.m. each day.
On the last evening, the coeds
taught the cast how to put on their
own make-up.
ii _C iA r%

"The Nativity," a yuletide pa-
geant, and "King Kringle," a mer-
ry holiday spectacle produced by
Leonidoff with the "Rockettes,"
Corps de Ballet, choral ensemble
and symphony orchestra directed
by Raymond Paige can be seen at
Radio City Music Hall.
Chicago "Hails Victor"
Chicago will "Hail to Victor" on
Saturday, Jan. 1, when the Mi-
chigan Union Opera plays there.
Also in the "Windy City," a
stage show will be headed by sing-
er Don Cornell. A complete ice ,ie-
vue is being staged with Jean
Matthews, ice ballerina, Jim Mc-
Inerny and Douglas Duffy.
The Union Opera will play in
Detroit on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
Hockey Game
Detroit will be host this Satur-
day to Boston as the two teams
meet for hockey.
A revival of Rogers and Ham-
merstein's musical, "Oklahoma"
will begin Sunday and play for
seven days; "Cinerama" will com-
plete its second gear.
"Holiday R e v u e," featuring
George Scotti, plus an all-star cast
of 24, including eight Lindsay
dancers, and Jack Madden's or-
chestra will also play there during'
the Yuletide Season.
National Customs
To Be Featured
In Noel Program
National Christmas customs,
songs and music will be explained1
at a Yuletide program sponsored
by the English Language Institute
and the visiting group of Interna-
tional Educators at 8 p.m. today,
in the Assembly Hall of Racklam
In addition to the program, en-'
titled "Christmas Around the,
World," there will be refresh-
ments and a gift exchange, fort
which each guest is requested to
bring a 25 cent gift.
The Christmas story will be pre-
sented by Eeles Landstrom, while
carols will be sung by Mrs. Esterj
Gagardo, Frances Winter, Peng
Ann Tung and Eelkje Tunenkol.,
Mrs. Prachoomsuk Amrung and
Armi Ailas will describe customs
from the British Isles. Traditions s
of Northern Europe will be dis-'
cussed by Katri Lauste and Miss
The holiday spirit of Germany,k
France, and Spain will be shown1
by Jaime Uribe and Walter Wag-2
ner; Enrique Siblesz, Joseph Pierre,t
Nicanor Madrid and Francisco
Bustamente; and David Bullones
and Mrs. Lado, respectively.
Italy, Iran and Mexico will bee
represented by Mrs. Maria Bergera
Rocco, Leontine Massumain and
Jose Cuellar, in that order.
Camilo Vivas and a chorus wills
demonstrate South American<
Christmas songs, while anothera
part of the program will be de-n
voted to customs, song, and music
of Canadian Indians.
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'Mr ' r -r

Yuletide Food
To Highlight
Celebrations .
Christmas Suppers
Traditionally Differ
From Nation to Nation
While Christmas and turkey
dinner "go together" the world
over, the trimmings differ from
country to country.
Parties with native dancing
highlight the festivities in Iraq.
At the traditional supper, the peo-
ple start off with a salad and
dressing. Then come the hors d'-
oevres, turkey and potatoes. Eng-
lish liquor finishes off the meal.
Uruguay also has the tradition-
al turkey dinner. This is served
with sweet breads, brown potatoes,
dried fruits and champagne.
Venezuelan Dinner
Christmas' dinner is a little dif-
ferent in Venezuela. The natives
eat a preparation consisting of a
meat dish wrapped in dried bana-
na leaves and dough. Along with
dinner cheeses, apples and pears
are on the menu. Wine or cham-
pagne completes the meal.
Honduras features turkey or
sometimes pork as the big meal of
the day. The bread eaten may be
compared to the American donut.
It has a hole in the middle and is
cooked in honey. Sauce is eaten
with the turkey, while cake, fruits
and wine provid1e tasty treats
In Chile the natives eat "em-
panadas," similar to a meat pie
turnover. Since it is summer when
Christmas rolls around, the people
eat a comparatively cold meal. Po-
tato salad is enjoyed along with
pineapple and other fruits.
Turkish Delight
Turkish people also eat a cold
dinner. The main dish is usually
chicken, turkey or tongue. Fruit
is much loved there and oranges,
bananas, pears, dried grapese and
figs go along with the dinner.
The people drink "raki," which
can be compared to vodka. Since
Turkey is mostly Moslem, the peo-
ple celebrate the New Year and
not Christmas.
In India, Christmas is only cele-
brated in the Christian villages.
Rice cooked in meat forms the
main dish. Curries are also part of
the meal.
Fowl for the Dutch
Holland celebrates with fowl,
such as goose, for the main meal.
Cookies baked with spices are
made and many sweets are also
enjoyed. For dessert, puddingais
served with a hard custary sauce.
Another popular Dutch sweet is
"marzepan," an almond paste
made with sugar and served in
different colors and shapes.
In Lebanon, turkey is served
with plenty of rice containing tur-
key kidneys and pine nuts. The'
women concoct fancy salads with
vegetables, lemon, vinegar, mint
leaves and parsley. For dessert,
"Baklawa" is made. Ingredients
include fine wheat flour, pistachio
nuts and butter. Wine is usually
sipped with the meal.
Brazilian "Freyong"
The Brazilians celebrate Christ-
mas with "freijong," consisting of
black beans with dried beef or
ham. This dish is served over rice'
and is very popular with the na-
For dessert, the women bake,
pies filled with custard and coco-
nut. Roast turkey or duck is also
eaten with the hearts of young
shoots of a palm tree.
In Greece, "patriagen" is a fav-
orite delicacy. This dish contains

sliced egg plant fried with eggs.
"Goudapearas" cookies, delight of
all children, are shaped like half
moons and filled with dough, mak-
ing them heavy.
Cookies Popular in Greece
Ingredients include butter, flour,
sugar and vanilla. These cookies
are imitated in America today.'
Birds Nest Soup is the first
course served in China. Chicken,
pork, shrimp or duck follow,
The Japanese do notcelebrate
Christmas, but have important fes-
ivities at the New Year. "Mochi,"
a national dish made with rice,
beans, eggs and dried fish jelly,
pens the meal.
Japanese New Year
Chia-Che Chen, graduate stu-
dent from Japan, remarked that
'at his home, small fish were serv-
ed with potatoes and the root of
a lotus. The lotus leaves have holes
in them, which oAe can see
hrough. Japanese eat them at
New Years so that they may pre-
ict the future."
Soybeans, called "mummy
>eans" in Japan, are also eaten in
he "Land of the Rising Sun."
Mummy" means "work hard" in
he Japanese language and so the
beans are eaten to encourage this
uality among the people through-
ut the year.

-Daily-Dick Gaskill
CHRISTMAS CHEER-Christmas decorations help to bring more
festive spirit and color to the Yuletide season. This year, displays
are trending toward the modern and more abstract type of art.
Carol ing Groups on Campus
Serenade Houses, Hospital

Mistletoe, because of its practica-
bility, may seem to be "the one
and only" Christmas plant.
Nevertheless, there are countless
varieties of flowers and shrubs
whose traditions, if not their pres-
ent uses, are just as interesting
and much more meaningful.
One of the most popular Yule
activities in many homes is the
hanging of the greens, which orig-
inally denoted spore than just dec-
For the Saturnalia of ancient
Rome the people gathered green
boughs of spruce, pine, laurel, cy-
prus and bay branches and adorned
their temples and dwellings during
the Christmas season. This was
supposed toward off crop-destroy-
ing "spirits" and bring a bountiful
produce for the following year.
A religious meaning is attached
to the herbaceous plant, rosemary.
The originally white flower is said
to have opened up to give Mary
and the infant Jesus shelter from
Herod's soldiers on their flight into
For Remembrance
The colorless, dull petals there-
after turned blue from the Virgin's
mantle. Because of that event, this
winter plant is often referred to as
"the rosemary for remembrance."
Holly, with its thorny leaves,
white flowers and red berries, is
another shrub with religious mean-
ing. The early Roman Christians
believed that the cross was con-
structed of Dolly wood, and for a
punishment, it became a scrub
tree with scarlet fruits that signify
the blood of Christ.
A vine usually associated with
holly at Christmastime is shiny-
leaved ivy. Superstition said to
place its leaves in water in a cov-
ered dish and let it stand over the
holiday season. The spots that de-
velop on the leaf surface supposed-
ly foretell the future.
One of the most beloved of all
seasonal flowers is the Christmas
rose, which is associated with Ve-
nus, the Gooddess of Love.-.
It is said that the stems of this
r o s e formed the "Crown of
Thorns," the tree on which Judas
hanged himself, and Christ's blood
stained the once-white rose red at
the time of the Crucifixion. This
beautiful flower is distinguished by
its simple and graceful solemnity.
Crown of Thorns
Used in mantle decorating is an-
other plant that is also thought to
have compiled the "Crown of



Plants Influence Season's Spirit

Thorns." This is Christ's thorn, a
shrub of Palestine which is a mem-
ber of the buckthorn family. In the
United States, buckthorn is usually
substituted for the original Christ-
mas plant.
Not to be forgotten is the favor-
ite of all-the Christmas- tree. The
custom of chopping down an ever-
green and bringing it inside the
home for decoration and adornment
is a not-too ancient German tradi-
tion. The lights of the tree are said
to be adapted from the Jewish holo-
iday Hanukah, or Festival of
Lights, which occurs parallel with
Perfect for use as a Christmas
tree is the Norfolk Island pine with
its plentiful dark green needles
and symetrical shape. This tree,
because of its perfection in form,
is called also the Star pine.
Sometimes a branch or young
pine plant is used in place of the
usual tree and is decorated with
lights and shiny ornaments. Like
the tree, these should be kept
within the home during the entire
festival and should not be discarded
until after the twelfth night, if luck
is to come to the home during the
new year.
Jerusalem Cherry
The Jerusalem cherry is revered
by some since it is a shrub native
of the Holy Land. Its thick, dark-
green foliage and bright red ber-
ries form a color combination be-
coming to the holiday atmosphere.
In addition to the symbolic
Christmas plants, many winter va-
rieties are used solely for adorn-
ment purposes. Carnations, snap-
dragons, geraniums, begonias, Chi-

nese primroses and bell flowers
provide cheery splashes of color for
Christmas arrangements.
The poinsetta, green with red
star-like petals, is the most popu-
lar flower for Yuletide decoration.
Originally from Mexico, this un-
usual plant has adapted itself to
a rugged winter climate.
Fruits, nuts and berries, used for
embellishment as well as for eat-
ing purposes,. supposedly repre-
sents the winter harvest. Cranberry
seeds and pine cones signify fertili-
ty and bounty.
The twenty-fifth of December is
a bare 'Christmas without its flow-
ers and greenery. From a tiny
sprig of holly to a towering ever-
green tree, dazzling with its myri-
ad of lights, is the deeper mean-
ing of Christmas derived.
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Familiar strains of Christmas
carols echoing through the cold
night air came not from angels, but
University students, as many resi-
dence halls, sorority and fraterni-
ty houses held annual singing par-
For many years, caroling was a
function of the church alone. Small
groups would make annual rounds
of the neighborhood. In the years
following World War Two, the cus-
tom spread to dormitories.
Soon, coeds. were granted late
permission one night during the
"Christmas week." Then men and
women began the practice of the
joint caroling parties
Songs and Fun
Several fraternities combined car-
oling with informal parties. Typical
was that of Acacia, where men
Foreign Students
To Celebrate Yule
With Union Party
International students will get
into the spirit of the season at an
annual Christmas party from 8
p.m. to midnight tomorrow in the
main ballroom of the Union.
According to Renate Quastler,
party chairman, guests will sing
Christmas carols, exchange gifts
and watch a program presented by
foreign students.
The program will consist of na-
tive dances, songs and customs
of the various countries.
Guests will dance to records and
refreshments will be served.
Each person is asked to bring a
25 cent gift for a gift exchange,
remarked Miss Quastler.

and their dates went singing
through the streets of Ann Arbor,
then returned to the fraternity
house for food and dancing.
Delta Delta Delta and Beta Theta
Pi joined their music making, by
serenading houses in their neigh-
Houses in the quadrangle too,
were filled with the spirit of the
season. Taylor house in South Quad
joined their "singing sisters" in
Betsy Barbour,
Cheer Patients
The group wended its way up to
the "hill" where the carolers enter-
tained patients at the University
hospital. Returning through the res-
idential section of Ann Arbor, they
finished the evening at Barbour
with refreshments and dancing.
Wednesday evening East Quad's
Tyler House women and Strauss
men sang their way from Quad to
Quad and serenaded President and
Mrs. Harlan Hatcher before re-
Typical of the feelings of par-
turning for an informal party.
ticipants were those expressed by
Marie De Witt, who was part of a
caroling group Wednesday night.
"Bundled up in our warmest
clothes, singing at the top of our
lungs, we got a big thrill out of the
enthusiastic welcome we received
at each house," she said.

... Each of you have our blessings, for the vacation and
ieriod of festivity wherever you may be . .. May you return
to campus with vision for a better new year ahead. Our
sncere thanks for the part you have permitted us to play
in so many ways, both in business and pleasure.
1321 South University Avenue




Women interested in being
orientation leaders for the sec-
ond semester orientation pro-
gram may apply in the League
Undergraduate Office today
and tomorrow. Students who
have questions about the pro-
gram may call Susan Fricker
at NO 2-5675.



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1432 Washtenaw Ave.
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William S. Baker and Eduard Sue, University
9:00-"The Inextinguishable Light"
11:00-"The Inextinguishable Light"
7:30-Geneva Fellowship
120 South State Street
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Eugene A. Ransom, Ministers



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To Pray," Dr. Abbey preaching.


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9:30 A.M.-Matins Service
10:30 A.M.-Divine Liturgy
Alternate Thursdays, 7:30 P.M.--Orthodox Stu-
dent Guild
423 South Fourth Ave,
Walter S, Press, Pastor
Warren Winkler, Director of Student Work
10:45 A.M.-Worship Service. Sermon by Rev.
Press: "How Shall We Keep Christmas"
7:30 P.M.-Christmas Candlelight Service
(Sponsored by the Christian Reformed Churches
of Michigan)
Washtenow at Forest
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Res. Ph. NO 5-4205. Office Ph. NO 8-7421
10:00 A.M -Morning Service

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Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister
Beth Mahone, Asst. Student Counselor
Sunday, December 19-
1:00--Sermon: "Incarnation"
7:30-Family Worship Service
Wednesday, December 22-
7:00-All Church School Party, Mrs. Philip Jones
in charge of reservations
Sunday, January 2-
6:45-Open House at the Guild House
Lone Hall
10:00 A.M.-Young Friends
11:00 A.M.-Meeting for Worship. Visitors Wel-
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(Formerly at Y.M.C.A.)
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Wednesdays-7:30 P.M., Bible Study, G. Wheeler
Utley, Minister
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work Sundays-1:00.1:30 P.M.
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Sunday Services at 8, 9, 11 A.M., and 8 P.M.
Lectures on The Faith of the Church at 4:30 P.M.
Supper Club at 6:00 P.M.
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