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December 09, 1956 - Image 9

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Snow, Yule
There's something about snow,
at Christmas that traditionallyJ
, completes the holiday season.
Christmas brings to many minds
the hope of slowly falling snow-
flakes, gliding silently and peace-
fully from the Heavens. As one
coed said. "Without a snowfall
Christmas Just isn't complete for
me." Her only explanation was, "A
white Christmas creates a holiday
There is no real evidence that
1 snow fell on that special night
over two thousand years ago. But,
still, the tradition was somehow
started and almost nobody can
ignore it.
Snow Everywhere
Greeting cards are decorated
with snowmen and drifting snow-
flakes. Santa is pictured merrily
at work amidst the snow in the
frozen North Pole. Reindeers are
portrayed landing on snow cov-
ered rooftops. Windows are gaily
decorated with artificial snow-
flakes and trees are sprinkled
with icy looking tinsel.
Not everybody, surprisingly
enough, is ecstatic with joy when
the holiday snow begins to pile
up. Tom Jolls, '58 claims that
snow during the Christmas sea-
son means more work for him. "It
happens every year," he groaned.'
"I go home for a rest. Ir snows.
I spend all my time cleaning the
Another, student car owner de-'
clared, "It is bad enough getting
parking places, let alone having
to .drive on snow covered pave-
ment, at Christmas or any other
time." i
Not Unanimous
Then there are those who have
been brought up in regions where
snow is a nasty word. John Neily,
'59, a pre-med student from Del-
ray Beach, Florida, says that warm
Florida breezes are by no means
detrimental to holiday celebra-
For those who refuse to be con-
vinced that Christmas can still be
Christmas without snow are not
getting the benefit of a guaran-
teed White Christmas.
The weather man refuses to go
out on a limb by predicting the
Yuletide weather outlook. The
weather report as of now is, "We
may have snow and then again,
we may not-"
It must be admitted that snow
and Christmas have become a tra-
dition to many people but cer-
tainly not a necessity.

Personalized Greetings
Get Varied Comments

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Fingers eagerly rip open the*
there is neatly engraved letters
envelope, take out the card, and
IFC Proceeds
On Chl dren 's
Xmas Events
Interfraternity Council p 1 a n s
two major functions to celebrate
the Christmas season, one a ser-
vice to the community and the
other to the fraternities them-
Annually, the IFC holds Christ-
mas parties for the children of
Ann Arbor. Invitations are sent
to all those in grades one through
four in this area.
The children go to individual
fraternity houses for the party, in
which all fraternities participate.
IFC divides the children pro-
portionally to the number of mem-
bers in the house.
A fraternity with 80 men will
entertain more children than one
with 50.
Games are provided by affil-
iates, as well as refreshments of1
cookies and :ice cream.
This year the party will be 1:30-
3:00 p.m., Dec. 15.
IFC provides five Santas to
visit the houses with small pres-
ents for each child.
Because of the high price of
Christmas trees in Ann Arbor, IFC
service committee provides Christ-
mas trees to fraternities, sororities,
and professional fraternities.
The trees are purchased from a
wholesaler outside of Ann Arbor
and then sold to the fraternities at
cost plus expenses at a substantial
Individual fraternities are plan-
ning pledge formals with Christ-
mas as a theme. Some are holding
theirs after the children leave
Dec. 15, because it is a late per-
mission night. Others, fearful of
possible decoration destruction by
Christmas spirited youths, are
holding theirs on Dec. 8.
Many fraternities have their
own small, informal Christmas
parties during the week. Carols
are sung and in some cases pres-
ents exchanged.
An evening of caroling is also
scheduled for many houses. Some
just pick out one sorority house
to visit; others make the rounds.

are the words "Merry Christmas
Isadora Coed."
One of the big contributions of
the business world in recent years
to the advancement of Christmas
spirit has been the so-called "per-
sonalized" Christmas cards, sets
of stereotyped greetings, conveni-
ently printed with the name of
the well-wisher.
But what do people think when
they receive these cards?
Doesn't Like Idea
"I certainly don't think much of'
the idea," commented one young
lady. "If my friends don't have
the energy to sign their own
names, then they can't really beI
very good friends."
From all attainable information,j
this seems to be a fairly common
It's not universal by any means'
though. An architecture student
offered his opinion that "person-
alized Christmas cards reflect the.
holiday spirit of a modern world.
What difference does it make if
my name is written with printer's
ink or dime store ink?"
Whether a businessman's scheme
or a reflection of the modern
world, still "personalized" Christ-I
mas cards are sold and mailed.
Too Commercial
"They're simply too commer-
cial," a freshman coed claimed.
"It's bad enough that stores make
such a fiasco out of Christmas,
but these kind of cards look like
something your real estate agent
would send you."
"They don't have a personal
touch to them," added her com-
panion, an engineering student.'
"When I receive one of them, I
just think of the 47 other people
who are getting the very same
It seems there always has to be
at least one person who insists
he is completely indifferent.
Makes No Difference
Disturbed while studying for a
bluebook, a young man grumbled,
"It doesn't make any difference.
People don't care who sends them
cards,, just how many they get.
Now can I study?"
"Well I like them," volunteered
a sophomore coed overhearing the
conversation. "I think they look
nice, and it doesn't take so long
to send them."
And so the comments go .
pro and con and indifferent. Prob-
abaly the only truly uncommitted
person is the postman. As one put
it, "One kind of card weighs just
as much as another."

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In Use Now
An estimated ten per cent in-,
crease in Florida visitors from;
Michigan is due this year, ac-
cording to the Automobile Club
of Michigan.
Last year the Sunshine State
drew over 300,000 from Michigan
and advance indications point to
an additional 30,000 this year.
Many thousands of sun seekers
will use the nation's highways to
reach their destination. Jerry E.;
Fisher, Auto Club touring mana-
ger, reports that Michigan driv-
ers will have a choice of two main
routes. The eastern road through
Cincinnati, Knoxville and Atlan-
ta covers 1,425 miles from De-
troit to Miami. This route, how-
ever, includes some mountain
The western route through
Louisville and Nashville is 125
miles longer but takes only thir-
ty-five minutes more driving
Fisher said that the majority
of drivers prefer the flatter routes1
afted mid-December when moun-
tain roads may be slippery or*
snow-covered. The hilly route, be-'
cause of added scenic qualities is
preferred during late fall and ear-
ly spring when slippery roads are
no longer a problem.
Michigan drivers are cautioned
that plans are underway to rear-
range some route numbers in Ala-
bama early in 1957. Fisher ad-1
vises drivers traveling through
this southern state after January
15 to obtain new route maps or
check with Alabama officials for
possible changes along their route.

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Police Dept.
Gets No Rest
To the student population of
Ann Arbor Christmas means leav-
ing the city and taking a vacation.
Christmas brings no rest, how-
ever, to members of the Apn Ar-
bor police and fire departments.
Both forces keep full staffs on
duty 24 hours a day, in spite of
the holidays.
Policemen are needed on duty
more during -December than in
any other month because of the
increased traffic in Ann Arbor
shopping areas.
Traffic Violations
Last year, according to chief of
police Casper M. Enkemann, the
increase of traffic caused the to-
tal amount of tickets for moving
and parking violations to be 454
more in December than in No-
"Christmas spirit is always evi-
dent, though, even when we are
forced to distribute tickets," En-
kemann commented.
Fire Dept.
The fire department is prepared
to extinguish any fire during the
Christmas season.
"Last year 23 people in the na-
tion died because of fire at Christ-
mas," said chief Ernest Heller.
.Heller recommended that peo-
ple set their Christmas trees in
water, keep them away from all
heating and electrical appliances,
and use only electric Christmas
tree lights to prevent fires.
He also requested that people

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The old adage, "Be good and
Santa will bring you lots of pres-
ents," doesn't seem to have much
weight these days, at least not
judging by police reports.
December, the season of festivi-
ties and good will has had more
petty larceny during the past five
years than any other month of
the year. The 59 reported in 1955
were one and one-half times the
normal monthly average of 40 in
the city of Ann Arbor.

even included five Christmas trees,
one set of Christmas tree lights
and a wreath, the symbols of this
Joyous season.
Christmas seems to be a time
for visitors from both the upper
and under parts of the world, as
police attribute a major portion of
the offenses committed in that
season to out-of-town profession-
als, and only eight of the 40
cleared cases to University stu-

clothing are the most commonly
stolen items, although one case
involved the theft of a $750 Per-
sian fur coat.
Although there is no pickpock-
eting in the area, there are many
purses stolen because excited shop-
pers run off and leave them lay-
ing on counters.
Although there are a great many
cases of shoplifting, store owners
say the proportion compared to!

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Stolen articles ranged in value dents.I volume of sales is no greater dur- refrain from smoking in the storesh
from three dollars to $150.00 and Money and small articles of ing this season. I crowded with Christmas shoppers.
Christmas Vacation Brings Shopping Frustration
By Lou Sauer
T cards will have to be sent out 3 which has a special section on find yourself wandering around
Tinsel sparkles brightly, bells from here. Christmas gifts this month. through a haze of perfume, bath
tinkle musically - Christmas is Midnight oil will burn long and You"ll find many suggestions. salts, compacts and jewelry, Fin-
almost here. bright, as it always does-but Umbrellas are a big favorite this ally, a few minutes before closing
In less than two weeks, stu- this time it will illuminate busy year. Every gift section has at time, you could grab the nearest
dents will dash home, toss their hands wrapping packages, tying least two umbrellas, one moder- likely-looking compact and leave.
gaily wrapped presents under the bows and addressing envelopes. ately priced and the other out-
tree and settle down for the an- And professors, in an eon-long ! right exhorbitant. No Guilt Complex
nual pre-final long winter's nap. tradition, have planned a good- Exotic Bird . You would not feel the least
Vacation in its magic manner, sized examination or paper for One national magazine recom- bit guilty when you saw the tie
will be glorious. The rest at home their classes, to give the students mends an exotic bird in a white your girl had picked out in some-
will cure many a case of nerves- something to relax after. cage for your fair lady. But, if what the same manner,
probably contracted during the Envy Early Shoppers you're budget conscious, try a But on Dec. 22, your problems
two weeks spent planning for If you have done your shopping, parakeet. Not many girls will say, will be over. You will have wrap-
Christm as. your are to be envied. If you have "Just what I've always wanted!" ped all your gifts and mailed all
made your list, the same. If you but they will, doubtlessly, be im- your cards. You will be done
Few Shopping Days are undecided and disorganized, pressed. with Christmas shopping for an-
With only two shopping days at you have much company. You could wait until the local' other year.
home before the big day, most What are you buying for your women's stores have their annual You'll be ready to spend a glori-
students will do their buying in girl? If you can't make up your I "men only" night. Then, at al- ous ten days at home-just relax-
Ann Arbor town. And Christmas mind, try browsing a magazine ! most the last minute, you would ing with a good textbook.
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