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DECEMBER 8,1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Holiday Etiquette Rules
Given for 'U' Students

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By MARJ BLUTTMAN
With the month 'of December
c&nes not only a round of parties,
dances, open houses, weekend
visits and, of course, Christmas
gifts, but also the college, coed's
number one headache - saying
"Thank you" and being etiquette
wise in general.
A little ingenuity and know-how
can make this choice an easy one,
and it can be fun, too.
Whether acknowledging by mail,
phone or in person the main trick
is to reflect your own personality
For the Hostess
On the giving rather than the
receiving end, the hostess of an
informal gathering writes a short
note that is friendly, brief and
containing the vital information
Use Lists, Avoid
List Minute Rush,
Shoppers Advised,
With the shopping days until
Christmas quickly disappearing, a
knowledge of shopping short-cuts
may be helpful.
Making the job as painless as
possible, and perhaps a lot of fun,
can be done by observing two rules
of Christmas shopping.
Before leaving on a shopping
expedition, a list should be made
with much of what will be re-
quired, and Yuletide shopping
should be done in advance of
Christmas Eve.
Newspapers, magazines and cat-
alogs provide a treasure-chest of
gift ideas that exchange brows-
ing at home, instead of in crowd-
ed stores. Newspaper ads, in par-
ticular, make a special display of
stores' most attractive gift items.
A definite plan should be made
of what stores to visit. Alond with
this, avoidence, of the busiest
shopping hours saves much hair-
pulling. Generally, mid-morning
and mid-afternoon are letup hours,
lunch-time and evenings the busi-
est.
Mail or phone shopping, can
satisfy many items on a Christ-
mas list. Theater tickets and sub-
scriptions are the obvious ones,
but such. items as candy, fruit or
a families brand of cosmetics can
also be obtained.

as to the time and place of the
party. An individual comment
added to the essential facts gives
it a just-right personal touch.
For the more formal social func-
tions, the up-to-date hostess will
not mind the extra expense of
sending printed invitations. Per-
sonal comments may or may not
be added.
Extending invitations by tele-
phone or face-to-face is much less
formal but just as important. Sin-
cerity and specific information are
really vital in this case.
Response To Invitations
The fortunate coed who receives
Y'ule invitations should acknow-
ledge each one, be they acceptances
or regrets. The response for
an informal gathering invitation
should also be brief, friendly and
to the point.
Small, engraved R.S.V.P. cards
that accompany invitations to for-
mal affairs are to be checked
either "yes" or "no" and promptly
returned in their stamped, self-
addressed envelopes.
Each party as well as each gift
should then be acknowledged with
a thank-you note. In both cases,
the socially correct coed chooses
conservative stationery or printed
informals on, which to write-no
typewriting, please! Excessively
flowered or perfumed paper is also
in bad taste.
Simplicity Best
Cliches and college jargon never
should be included in a note of
acknowledgement; genuineness
and simplicity are always in style.
One should always mention the
present received or function add-
ed, without usage of sickly-sweet
phrases.
All notes should be mailed as
soon as possible after receiving
the Christmas gift or attending
the social gathering.
Another type of thank-you is
written when one has spent some
time with a friend at the latter's
home. Termed bread-and-butter
notes, these should be written in-
formally in a friendly and spon-
taneous style. If the visit was for
no longer than a day, thanking
by telephone is in accordance with
Emily Post.
In every phase of Christmas
etiquette, the smart coed is the
one who is natural and courteous
and who remembers the keynote-
"be yourself."

of Esquire styling adds much
to the value of a gift.
There are countless modest gifts
such as stretch sox (no size needed),
fine linen handkerchiefs, sets of
deluxe slack hangers, bill folds
personalized with initials, tie bars
and cuff links - from $1.00 up.
A specially featured gift is a beautiful
ceramic ash tray with personal
initials ... $3.95.

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-Daily-Esther Goudsmit
HINTS ON WRAPPING - Left, to achieve neat corners on Christmas packages an excess of paper
should not be used' Center, after the ribbon has been tied on the package a tailored bow is made with
double ribbon, so that the bow is glossy on both sides, and then stapled in the center. Right, the last
step is the attaching of the bow and various decorations such as bells or tinsel to the package.
Presents for Family Suggested*

By ROSE PERLBERG
A few short weeks from now,
familes all over the world will
gather together for the celebration
of an age-old tradition-Christ-
mas.
Every shopping center, from the
largest metropolis to the rural
country community is bustling
with activity as gift-minded shop-
pers tramp through stores in an
effort to pile up presents under
the Christmas tree.
With children having written
and mailed their letters to Santa,
it's up to psychic parents to ful-
fill at least a small portion of their
wishes.
Exchange of Gifts
But for young, old or in-between,
there's always a thrill in giving
and receiving gifts.
With this in miad, the nation's
stores are featuring all sorts of
merchandise, some of which is sure
to please every member of the
family.
First, on the list of surprises for
Mother might be something in
jewelry. Cultured pearl and 14K
gold sets are always in style and
rhinestone pieces add that essen-
tial flash to an otherwise drab cos-
tume.
Presents for Mother
A practical capeskin handbag or
a dress-up clutch bag of rayon
falle or shell will certainly make a
hit with Mother.
A labor-saving device is always
a welcome addition to any homet.
maker's utilty collection. Besides
causng her less work, it leaves her
more time to figure out how to
spend all the money she's saving!
When out of ideas, don't forget
that a woman can never have too
many nylons. She is sure to appre-
ciate a box of her favorite shade.
Older Sisters
Older sister hardly presents a
problem to gift hunters. An eight-
piece boudoir set including cologne
bottles and done in gold or silver
with a delicate floral design will
be among her favorite gifts.
The addition of another sweater
to her collection is sure to meet
with enthusiastic response. In
dressy, wool and beaded orlon or
the more luxurious cashmere,
sweaters make an ideal gift.
A wrist watch will be a present
that she'll always treasure and
manicure sets, in attractive leather
or leather-like plastic cases have
a practical as well as an attractive
value.
Older Brothers
With older brother in mind, the
scene might well shift to the world
of sports and sporting goods. A
tackle box, perhaps stocked with
fisherman's gear will send his
thoughts flying ahead with antici-

pation towards the spring and
summer months.
If he is a golf enthusiast, you
might get him that set of irons
he's always yearned for.
An ever popular gift, for men
of all age groups is jewelry, in the
form of tie clasp and cuff link
sets . They're to be had in the
style that best suits his personal-
ity, from neat conservative models
to big, bold "collector's items."
For Younger Set
For younger brother and sister,
our thoughts might turn to Boy
Scout and Girl Scout gear. Pro-
vide prospective campers of the
"weaker" sex with an inexpensive
camera and flash unit that's easy
to use, or an Official Girl Scout
compass. ,
Skates should appeal to younger
biys and girls alike if they're ath-
letically inclined. Boys will es-
pecially want that leather football
with padded outfit if they haven't
already got one.
Amateur coin and stamp collect-
tors will treasure rare specimens
that you add to their collections,
and the Boy Scout in your family
will be delighted with official
equipment such as binoculars,
bedding or a cooking kit.
Do-It-Yourself
For the do-it-yourself craftsman,
% simple home photography de-
reloping set is an educational gift,

as well as one that can provide
hours of fun.
Toys of all sizes, shapes and
varieties, old and new are on the
market this year. as always. They
are designed with the same princi-
pal-to keep the ever active minds
of tots and youngsters occupied, or
more simply, to keep Junior ous
from under mother's feet!
Last, but far from least, for it
is he who usually provides the
money with which to buy them,
we come to a consideration of gift
possibilities for the head of the
house.
For Head of House
If Father is the smoker on your
list, he will appreciate a box of
fine cigars or a pipe and tobacco.
Matched accessories for his office
desk or den will be an added at-
traction.
A soft robe, or foot-coddling
slippers will make his hours of re-
laxation even more enjoyable.
Should Father's hobby be me-
chanics, he will welcome something
like a jiggsaw or portable power
drill.
After the excitement is over
and the day finally draws to a
close, every family should be
thankful not for the gifts they
received, but for the simple fact
that they were able to be together
and join in the hope that the same
thing will be true a year hence.

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WOMEN'S PREFERENCES:
Coeds' Gift Wishes Include
Clothes, Records, Bicycles

By HARRIETTE SIMINGTON
Christmas wishes of campus wo-
men range from the practical and
essential through the nonsensical
to the almost impossible.
So here is a chance for the coed
to send a compiled list home to
mom and dad or across campus to
the "best beau."
"Impossible as it may seem,"
remarked one coed, "I would like
tickets for a trip to Europe with all
expenses paid."
Stuffed Animals
"A friend for my baby elephant,"
was Nancy Kaunitz's answer to the
Christmas stocking problem, while
many other women exitressed wish-
es for animals-the stuffed variety.
Sweaters, cashmere preferred,
seemed to be the ideal gift wish of
any number of people, whle one
coed said, "I would like to shock
my friends by receiving and actu-
ally wearing some bright argyle
kneesocks."
English bikes, or just any old

bike, please, were the gift sug-
gestions of many who just cannot
seem to get to classes on time.
Records
Records, stacks and stacks of
them, are on top of the lists of
numerous coeds. Several want
"hi-fi" sets to go with the records,
but a few will be satisfied with
just an old-fashioned record play-
er.
Radios too, especially clock
radios, come in for their share of
attenton, for as one woman put
t, "I hate to get up n the mornng
and maybe music will help. Noth-
ing else seems to!"
Sophomores, Jo Osmun and
Carol Carmen want "very sophisti-
cated dresses," with Miss Carmer
being more specific in wishing for
a hunter, green velvet cocktail
dress.
Two students, a freshman and
a senior expressed the desire for
skiing lessons. The senior stated
that she wanted 625 lessons wth a
guarantee not to break a leg in-
cluded.
Letters to Santa from the very
practical included slickers, blazers,
stationery, driving gloves, scarves
and steam irons to help make their
Christmas useful as well as merry.

Luisa Spagnoli
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