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Tie Selection Features
Reps, Knits, Novelties

There Is just one item that
every man can expect for a Christ-
mas gift every year from any per-
son, and that is a tie. Christmas
Just wouldn't be the same with-
out an "outlandish" tie from 92-
year old Aunt Matilda.
But with all of the ridicule and
tokery that goes with this bit of
neckwear, it must be said that a
tie is a definite asset to a man's
outfit. And the styles and patterns
at the present time have become
almost as unique as those in wom-
en's apparel.
Christmas shoppers should all
take notice of the newest style in
neckwear. The latest thing out is
a square-end tie made out of cot-
ton which comes in cross-stripe
designs{ in charcoal shades.
Conservative Ties
The charvet silk tie is coming
back, and is ideal for the conserva-
tive dresser. Its trademark is dark
tones with simple, distinguished
The foulard is also making its
comeback. Stripes and dark colors
are the characteristics of this silk
men's accessory.
Fred Schatz offers a seemingly
popular view by stating, "Dark,
conservative reps are still the
'most' for any smart dresser."

Coming from Venice, Italy, are
some very unusual hand-woven
wool ties with very striking color
With all of these new styles and
materials, the narrow knit tie is
still holding its own. This is the
preference of Mort Dubnow, that
is, when he is forced to wear a
tie at all.
He believes, "Ties are the inex-
haustible source of discomfort and
pain to the wearer and, as for me,
I prefer a sport shirt."
Women's View
Barbara Umanoff refutes this
statement by saying, "A tie some-
times shows the difference between
a man and a gentleman." It seems
that even ties are an element for
a battle between the sexes.
For econmoical purposes, the da-
crun tie is quite practical. It is
washable and requires no pressing.
It comes in most colors and has
simple pattern designs.
An ideal Christmas gift would
be the matching set of tie and
socks. The same main color is used
in both and the pattern on the
rayon and acetate tie is repeated
on the socks. -
For the collegiate University
man, a special neckpiece has been
improvised. A maize, hand-painted
"M" has been placed on the front
of an all-blue tie.

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Yule Marked
By Colorful
Christmas Observed
With Varied Traditions
in Different Countries
Christmas is celebrated by
Christians all over the world, how-
ever the holiday festivities are
somewhat different in each coun-
People in the Germanic coun-
tries, as a German student here
explained, have deep feelings for
Christmas and consider it a time
for introspection. They think about
what they have done during the
year and try to improve their
On Christmas day it is -consid-
ered impolite to visit friends or
relatives. Nearly everyone remains
at home, and the family unity is
felt very strongly. The next day is
usually spent in visiting, but there
is not much desire for parties.
A student from Trinidad pointed
out the great variation there is
in Christmas customs in different
countries. In her land Christmas
is a time for outward festivity.
There are many parties before
Christmas, which set everyone in
a festive mood. They go out and
enjoy themselves on the holiday
eve and then attend Midnight
On Christmas day, since the
weather is warm in Trinidad,
many people go to the beaches,
while others stay home and give
Christmas day in Pakistan is
also the birthday of Quid-i-Azam
(the great leader) Mohammed Ali
Jinnah, therefore there is a double
reason for celebration.
Christians, although they are a
minority there, are highly respect-
ed. Christmas, "The Big Day," is'
an important celebration in the
cities as well as in the Christian
Before Dec. 25 the non-Chris-
tians in the cities have dinners
for their Christian friends. On
Christmas tie Christians give the
dinners and dress in their finery.
Those who can afford the luxury
go to the cities to join in the fes-
tivities. There the brightly decor-
ated hotels hold dances, and peo-
ple walk through the streets to
watch the parades.
In the villages Christmas is a
day of eating. Since meat is not an
everyday food, there is a great
slaughter of sheep, cows and goats,
so that there will be plenty for
dinner that day.
Christmas afternoon is spent at
small fairs where the children
show their skill at games.
Campus Groups
To Hold Parties
For Carol Singing
Familiar strains of Christmas
carols echoing through the cold
night come not from angels, but
from University students, as many
residence halls, sorority and fra-
ternity houses hold annual carol-
ing parties.
Women students " are granted
late permission until 11 p.m. on
Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 14
and 15.

Early Christmas music, written
and sung in Latin was theological
in character for popular use. But
in the 13th century, St. Francis of
Assisi is said to have influenced
the rise of Christmas carols writ-
ten in the vernacular for the
masses to sing.

-Daily-Dick askill
WINDOW "MAGIC" -- The merchants of Ann Arbor have trans-
formed their windows into veritable wonderlands which reflect the
spirit and magic of the holiday season. In this window two of
Santa's elves busy themselves with the wrapping of gaily decorated

University Bookstore

Phone NO 2-5669

Our store will be open Saturday afternoons until 5:30 and Monday
evenings 'til 8:30 during December



Keeps Trees Fresh,

Provides Fire Protection

Get the finest of all ZIG-ZAG machines the

Books-St ationery- Games
Canasta and Samba Decks-Games
Pen and Desk Sets-Diaries
Calendars-Michigan Souvenirs

Beautiful but dangerous, it can
be said of an indoor Christmas
tree, and this is an important fact
to consider when setting up Yule-
tide decorations
The best way to guard against
an accident is to keep the tree in
water, advises a professor in the
School of Forestry. A fresh tree
will be much less likely to catch
on fire than a dry one.
A well-developed commercial
system for chemically fire-proof-
ing a tree has been developed, but
it is not commonly used. Very few
of the trees on the market have
been treated like this.
Fire-Proofing Spray
Although there is not too much
hazard with a wet tree, a fire-
proofing spray can be purchased
for home use. It may be secured
in many seed and florist shops.
The use of fire-proof ornaments
will also help to eliminate the
fire hazard. All wiring should be
checked before it is used on the
By removing gift wrappings
from the tree as soon as possible,
and making the tree corner out-
of-bounds for smokers, the safety
of the famil ywill be further pro-
vided for.
When to Buy
Another important factor to
consider when setting up the tree
is when to buy it so it will last.
Many persons think that by pur-
chasing their tree late, it will be
fresher by the time Christmas Day
arrives. This is not necessarily
true, for most of the trees are cut
down about two months early any-
If it is necessary to store it in-
side, however, it is wiser to buy
the tree late. But if it can be
stored in a cool basement or out-
doors, it usually can be kept in
better condition at home than at
the 'dealer's.,

Keeping a cut tree cool is of
prime importance if it is to stay
fresh and green. The tree should
also be protected from too much
wind, in order to keep the branches
Since the sap runs up the trunk
and evaporates from the needles
when it is warm, the tree should
be placed in water as soon as it is
brought into a heated room.
In order to get the maximum
benefit from the water provided,
two or three inches should be cut
at an angle from the bottom of
the trunk. This provides a fresh
surface to soak up water.
Keep From Radiator
The tree will also be kept fresh-
er if it is set far away from a fire-
place or radiator.
In keeping the tree away from
the room's most frequented spots,
the risk of its being knocked over
will be lessened.
In disposing of the tree, the
main thing to remember is not to
burn it in an indoor fireplace The
sudden burst of flames even from
a very small evergreen, may not
be contained in even a large fire-
Even if the flames do not leap
out, the terrific heat may ignite
nearby woodwork and curtains.
The safest method of disposal
is to give the tree to the trash col-
lector. If it must be burned, a
large area around the tree should
first be cleared and everyone in-
structed to stand well back.
Record Gifts
Non-musical records make spe-
cial personal gifts. Nature lovers
can hear bird and animal calls,
while those interested in historical
events can hear the Coronation,
voices of famous men or a series
of war broadcasts. Play and opera
recordings are available for theater


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at Jacobson's on
Wednesday, Dec. 14th.
From 7 to 10 p.m. Jacobson's will be a
"no - woman's - land," reserved ex-
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