TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1955
THE MICHIGAN :DAILY
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE FJVif
Hatchers To Present
Last Tea of Semester
A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND:
Jewelers Urge Careful Selection
President and Mrs. Harlan
Hatcher will hold an informal open
house and tea for University stu-
dents for the last time this semes-
ter from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Although everyone on campus is
welcome, special invitations have
been extended to members of Al-
pha Delta Pi, Psi Sigma Kappa,
Tau Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon
and Delta Upsilon.
Residents of Couzens Hall; Tay-
lor, Reeves and Scott Houses,
South Quad; Henderson House;
Martha Cook; Mosher Hall and
league houses are also invited.
Graduating seniors will also be
honored. "Since this is their last
opportunity to see the house we
hope any senior who has not al-
ready seen it will make a special
effort to attend," Mark Sabin, Un-
ion chairman of Hatcht r open
Ambassador To Attend
New students from the Interna-
Cash prizes, scholarship awards
and refreshments will be on hand
at the annual Pharmacy School
banquet Wednesday evening at the
The banquet will honor the sen-
ior class in Pharmacy School and
Rho Chi, honorary pharmacy so-
Students who have completed
three years of study or more and
: who have a three point average
are eligible for this society.
Dean Bacon To Speak
Dean Deborah Bacon will ad-
dress the students at the banquet.
The Merck Award will be pre-
sented to the junior or senior in
pharmaceutical chemistry having
the highest average.
Following the presentation of
this award the Borden Company
will present their award to the
student in each class with the
Award To Be Given
A new award begun last year,
The Charles H. Stocking Award,
will be presented to the student
who was most active in school
functions this year.
Phi Delta Chi, pharmacy fra-
ternity, will hold a dance at 7
p.m. Saturday at the Masonic
This annual spring formal will
be restricted to fraternity mem-
bers and faculty.
Chairman of the dance is Leon-
tional Center have received special
invitations. In connection with In-
ternational Week which is being
celebrated this week, ambassador
of Syria, Dr. Fariz Zeiniddine will
lecture in Auditorium A of Angell
Hall at 4:15 today.
Following the lecture the Am-
bassador will attend t he open
house where he will greet guests.
Featured in the entertainment
program are the Novelaires, a sing-
ing group from the men's Glee
Club. As at other open houses a
tour of the president's house is also
on the agenda.
Oldest house on campus, the
Hatcher home was originally built
in 1841. It has been remodelled
many times to meet the changing
needs of the period and of the
families occupying the house. The
latest alterations were finished be-
fore the Hatchers moved there in
Housemothers attending the tea
will be Alpha Delta Pi's Mrs. Mae
Ufer, Miss Lorna Wearing of
Couzens Hall, Taylor House's Mrs.
Virginia Harryman, Scott House's
Mrs. Mary Wood and Mrs. Leona
Diekema of Martha Cook.
Also present will be Mrs. Alex-
ander Ruthven, Mrs. Robert Cross
and Mrs. Arthur Brandon.
Established by President-Emeri-
tus Alexander Ruthven, the Presi-
dent's teas have become a tradi-
tion on campus. They give stu-
dents an opportunity to meet and
talk informally with President and
RESEARCH CLUB - The Near
Eastern Research Club will pre-
sent a lecture by Louise Sweet on
"Ethnographic Work in a Syrian
Village" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
East Conference Room of Rack-
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Union sponsored bridge tourna-
ment will be held from 7 to 10:30
p.m. tomorrow in Rm. KLMN at
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JOINT JUDIC-The Joint Judi-
ciary Committee has five one year
positions open for anyone with at
least 60 credit hours. Petitions are
available in Rm. 1020 at the Ad-
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tioning for the S.G.C. housing
committee has been extended to!
Monday. Petitions may be picked
up in Rm. 1020 at the Administra-'
By MARJ BLUTTMAN
Lucky is the girl who gets her
diamond without the fuss and bo-
ther of selecting it, but although
choosing the right stone for the
engagement ring is a difficult
task, is it also a very pleasant one.
The custom of the bethrothal
ring began before that of the wed-
ding band. Instead of diamonds
and precious stones, the first
rings were fashioned of plaited
rushes, leather, flint or iron.
Beginning with the 15th century,
the diamond became known as
the "jewel of brides" because of
its true brilliancy. Its Greek name
"adamas" means unconquerable
and suggests the eternity of love.
Royalty First Wearers
Royalty and ladies of the court
were the first to select and wear
diamonds, purchasing usually the
largest rather than the finest-
cut stones. As the cutting of the
gems improved, society became
more discriminate in buying.
The first step in purchasing the
jewel consists of knowing a few
basic facts about it and its worth.
Value and price are determined by
four factors-color, clarity, cut-
ting and carat weights, or accord-
ing to jewelers, the "4 C's."
Although diamonds come in
varying pastel and dark colors, the
accepted hue for the bethrothal
ring is sparkling white. There
should be crystal-clear absence of
any color in a high-grade gem.
The degree of yellowish body
color common to most diamonds
affects the price. The more yellow,
the less expensive is the stone.
Clarity is the term used to des-
cribe the presence or absence of
flaws or blemishes which detract
from the preciousness of the dia-
If the gem is magnified ten
times and there are no signs of in-
clusions, it is called flawless. Most
jewelers have instruments of mag-
nification through which the pro-
spective bride and bridegroom can
view the diamond of'*their tenta-
Slight imperfections rarely mar
the brilliance of the stone, where-
as crystals and other inclusions
visible to the naked eye reduce the
"fire" of the gem and its value.
Cutting Makes Beauty
Proper cutting and polishing
contribute more to the beauty of
a diamond than flawlessness and
color, The gem's primary claim to
beauty is its ability to refract and
reflect prismatic light rays.
The diamond should be cut
neither too deep nor too shallow,
for this allows light to escape and
reduces the brilliancy. The ideal
diamond has 58 exactly placed
symmetrical facets with approxi-
mately 5/7 of its total depth oc-
curing below the setting.
Popular cuts for engagement sol-
itaires are the rounded brilliant,
the oblong marquise, the rectan-
gular emerald cut, all containing
58 facets, and the square cut of 30
Other demanded styles are the
stick-shaped baguette and the
pendeloque, which resembles a
The final "C" factor is carat
weight, or the size of the diamond.
The carat, which is 1/5 of a gram.
is further subdivided into points.
The weight is least important in
determining the value of the dia-
mond since color, clarity and out-
ting first determine the carat
Parents Announce Engagements
The engagement of Caryl Smyle
to Jay Kaufman, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Kaufman of Detroit was
announced by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Smyle of Jackson
Miss Smyle is a sophomore in
the literary college.
Mr. Kaufman is a junior in busi-
ness administration and is affilia-
ted with Tau Delta Phi. He was
general chairman of the 1955 IFC
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Mr. and Mrs. Rex R. Bailey, St.
Louis, Mo., announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Phyllis
Rae, to Ronald Roger Regnier, son
of Mr. Jdhn Regnier and Mrs. Ar-
nim C. Beste, also of St. Louis.
Miss Bailey is in the literary,
college, majoring in music. She is
an employee of the University in
the office of the School of Natur-;
Mr. Regnier attended the Uni-
versity of Missouri and was in the
U.S. Air Force for four years where
he was Staff Sergeant. He served
two and a half years in Japan.
A late summer wedding is plan-
ned in St. Louis.
Applegath - Reiman
The engagement of Jane Apple-
gath to Timothy Reiman, son of
Mrs. Harold Reiman, Fort Lauder-
dale, Fla., was announced by Miss
Applegath's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Gordon Franks, Toronto, Ontario,
MissiApplegath attended the
University of Toronto, Graduate
School of Dental Nursing. She is
now in the School of Dentistry on
the staff of the University.
Mr. Reiman is a senior in the
School of Business Administration.
He is affiliated with Phi Delta
Theta, Army ROTC and Scabbard
The couple plan to be married
Friday, Sept. 23, and will reside in
Semi-finals of the all-cam-
pus women's tennis tournament
will be played at 4:20 p.m. to-
day at Palmer Field. Semi-fin-
alists are Fern Botwinik, June
Byerton, Diane LaBakas and
Ann Rutledge. Spectators are
welcome. In case of rain the
matches will be played Thurs-
Marriott - Rich iger
Barbara Marriott's engagement
to Richard F. Richiger, son of Mrs.
William Richiger of Flint, was an-
nounced by her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles E. Marriott, also of
Miss Marriott is a sophomore in
the school of music andisaffilia-
ted with Gamma Phi Beta.
Mr. Richiger is now in the Air
Force and is stationed at Paine
Air Force Base in Washington. He
plans to attend the University next
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THE GREAT CAP and GOWN CONTROVERSY
The cap and gown season Is upon us, and with it comes the
perennial question: which side of the cap should the tassel
This is an argument that arises every year to roil the aca-
demic world, and it is, alas, no closer to solution today than it
was in 1604 when Fred Tassel invented the troublesome orna-
Fred Tassel, incidentally, never made a penny from his inven-
tion. The sad fact is he never took out a patent on it. This tragic
oversight becomes understandable, however, when one considers
that patents were not invented till 1851 by Fred Patent, himself
a pitiable figure. A compulsive handwasher, he died in his four-
teenth year, leaving behind a wife and five spotless children.
But I digress. We were discussing which side of the cap the
tassel should hang on.
For many years the universally accepted practice was to hang
the tassel over the front of the cap. This practice was abandoned
in 1942 when the entire graduating class of Northwestern Uni-
versity, blinded by tassels hanging in their eyes, made a wrong
turn during commencement exercises and ended up at the Great
Lakes Training Center where, all unwitting, they were inducted
into the Navy for five year hitches.
There is one school of thought-large and growing daily larger
-which holds that the tassel should be worn on the same side
you carry your Philip Morris cigarettes. Thus a quick glance
will show you where your Philip Morris are and save much time
This makes a good deal of sense because when one wants a
Philip Morris, one wants one with a minimum of delay. One does
not relish being kept, even for a second, from the clean, delicate
flavor of Philip Morris, so artfully blended, so subtly concocted
to please the keen and alert taste buds of young smokers. One
chafes at any obstacle, however small, that is put in the way of
enjoying this most edifying of cigarettes, so pleasing to the
perceptive palate. Here, in king size or regular, at prices that
do no violence to the slimmest of budgets, is a firm white cylinder
of balm and pure, abiding content.
There Is another group, small but vocal, that insists the tassel
should hang over the back of the cap. The tassel, they say, is a
symbol like the bullfighter's pigtail, signifying honor and
They are wrong. Bullfighters wear pigtails for only one rea-
son: to keep the backs of their necks warm. Do you have any
idea what a draft a bull makes when he rushes past you? A
plenty big one, you may be sure.
In fact, upper respiratory infections, contracted in the wake of
passing bulls, are the largest single cause of bullring fatalities.
I have this interesting statistic from the Bullfighters Mutual
Life Insurance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, one of the
few insurance companies in Hartford, Connecticut, which writes
insurance exclusively for bullfighters. Incidentally, Hartford,
the insurance capital of America, is a most interesting city and
well worth a visit if you are ever in New England, as north-
eastern United States is, for some reason, called. Hartford can
be reached by bus, train, plane, and the Humboldt Current. Try
to make your visit in spring, when the actuaries are in bloom.
But I digress. We were talking about what side to wear the
tassel on. An ingenious solution to this troubling problem was
proposed a few years ago by Fred Sigafoos, perhaps better known
as "The Quoit King of Delaware." An early forbear of Mr.
Sigafoos, Humboldt Sigafoos (who later invented the current
which bears his name) was granted a monopoly by King George
III on all quoits manufactured in Delaware. Somehow the royal
appointment was never rescinded and from that day to this,
every quoit made in Delaware has been a Sigafoos Quoit.
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