SUNDAY, DECEIMER 9, 1956
THE MCHIGAN DAILY
SECTION TWO-PAGE SEVEN
IUD Y E E B R1156T E M C I A A L EC I N T O P G E E .
w By BEVERLY GINGOLD
Sparkling, multi-colored ascen-
sion balloons will make "Spirits
Soar at Christmas" in the League
cafeteria beginning tomorrow
through Christmas vacation.
The design and construction of
the balloons was the three-week
project of 25 elementary educa-
tion students in their art educa-
tion course under the direction of
Alexander Pickens, instructor in
Pickens said, "It was a unique
way of combining art education,
Christmas fun," stated Pickens,
"and integrated work in several
art fields." Problems of design and
construction with paper mache
were combined with the problem
of decorating a large public room.
A student committee headed by
Walter Buhlar, '58BAd, and Linda
Walker, '59BAd, planned the pro-
ject with the assistance of Pickens.
Research was done on old fash-
ioned ascension balloons in order
to produce realistic replicas.
In constructing the balloons,
papier-mache was formed around
a blown-up rubber balloon which
was popped after the form was
i. complete. The students then dec-
orated their balloons with paint
and tinsel and added the basket
[ portion. Each balloon bears a ban-
ner proclaiming "Spirits Soar at
Also of Christmas interest is the
Hallmark Christmas card exhibi-
tion in architecture and design
school. Twenty-five Saul Stein-
berg originals depicting the antics
of his pointed-nosed Santa, were
lent to the University as a public
A Christmas program featuring
songs, Christmas carols and other
works of art will be presented by
the Italian Club in the League at
7:34 p.m., Dec. 13.
p According to Len Blondy, '60,
publicity director of the club,
music school students will also
participate in the program. "This
event doesn't have a name," he
said, "but is just a Christmas
Poster Takes Prize
,Decorators Planned Activities Foil
Christmas Day Letdown
Bv MARGHEFRITA KORNEY
ly liaSLLi an .. a st&xt .
safternoon when they get tog
ettingfinto m spt no t After days of preparation the For some this is even a nicer
orating their rooms in the dor- immediate excitement of Christ- than the morning, for the
mitories, sororities, fraternities, mas morning is over, with relatives that they has
eapartmenes n otierampus- Presents haves been oeep -seen in quite a while.
apatmets nd the capusliv church or mass has been attended' Nor can the afternoon be
ing facilities, and the turkey dinner has been or whn the etenamb
To provide interest to your room served. No doubt gayly printed odown when the entire famil
a mobile with gold strongs sup- wrapping paper is scattered under Iasomething together. For sot
porting Christmas ornaments or rapnpaeisstrdndr is a group activity, like skatii
or aluminum foil balls is easilyr the Christmas tree and a pile of skiing, while for others it is
onr uminum Asfohmbills ely dirty dishes linedthe kitchencsink. ing the Christmas decoration
constructed. As the mobile freely :It h id fmn oe
moves in the breeze reflecting the ,ttenis ofany coes other people have put up.
light of the room, it produces te iquestion, Now awhat?" Thee Gretchen Pendill, Grad,
a fantasia of pattern and color. nothing to do. As Jean Barre 'is, Bill King, 57, carry the
A hurricane lamp will fascin- sti o do. As ead. Y60 meaning of Christmas throug
ate all observers. Composed of a ' "entire day.
chicken wire mesh c y 1 i n d e r ,ait around until you can go out Intimacy of Christmas
ofat: night""Teitmc ofCi
painted white, it has strings ofa "The intimacy of Chri
silver Christmas beads around Large Family helps around the tree is over, b
the top and bottom. Attached to "The afternoon is a letdown un- settles into a long range ki
the cylinder are small silver less you have a large family get joy, both for what you've g
Christmas tree balls and placed together" is the feeling of Doris and for what you've given,'
in the center is a red candle. This Reed, '59 SN. Miss Pendill.
display is a real delight to an in- However, this is not the feeling For King there is a great r
WINNER-Dick Burdick is the winner of the Noel Mo erne Poster
Contest. He is shown here with his prize taking adveisement for
South Quad's annual Christmas Dance. Burdick received a five
dollar cash prize and a free ticket to Noel Moderne, to be held
Dec. 15. Contest entries were judged by Bob Curtis, head designer
for the event, and assistant designers Frank Wherwood and
Momn Prepares Yule Menum
As Christmas Draws Near
By PATRICIA NORTON
"Hey, mom, what's to eat?"
This is heard throughout the
year, but at Christmas time it has
a - special meaning. During the
holiday season the aroma from
mom's haven, the kitchen, is more
appealing than at any other time.
It means more desserts!
In the kitchen, mom is seen
amid boxes of raisins, candied
fruit, dried figs, pitted dates, nut
meats and flour dust, baking the
traditional fruitcake. One after
another come from her oven as
she prepares them for the open
house she is holding for relatives
and neighbors. And then, Aunt
Suzie- will be getting a fruitcake
for a present.
Modern day mom is whipping
nuts, fruits and coconut into ice
cream to make an ice cream loaf
complete with whipped-crean
topping. Into the freezer it goes
until the buffet supper she is hav.
ing New Year's Eve. Darn!
Popular combination of choco-
late and mint are being used for
steamed puddings, but mom won't
let us taste it until our Christmas
She is not baking everything
for a special occasion. Many
goodies are being prepared jusi
for munching between meals qnc
before the guests arrive.
Just a few of the kernels of
popcorn are used for the tree trim.
mings, the rest are for eating. In-
stead of forming them into pop-
corn balls mom is making them
into cylinder-shapes. She's even
tinting them with green or red
But not everyone wants pop-
corn-on-sticks, so mom is also
making caramel corn.
Then there are the many sugar
cookies and all their fancy shapes
and trimmings. Platters are filled
with santas with bright red frost-
ing coats and marshmallow trim,
trees and stars sprinkled with col-
ored sugar granuals and Rudolphs
with candied cherry noses.
Favorite fruitcake is being made
into cookies, and mom is deco-
rating each with a red or green
cherry. Molasses cookies have
taken on the shapes of Santa's
genious decorator's imagination.
Tree For The Room
If you choose to buy a tree for
your room the base can be clever-
ly disguised with a decoration. A"
gold sprayed' cardboard carton
with designs cut in the sides and;
containing a concealed light bulb
inside wlil throw a glow through
the design and onto the trimmed
For added color a galvanized,
tub painted gold with its handles
covered with sashcord can be
made. To conceal the interior of
the tub, small gifts from friends
and the family can be piled.. If
you decide to have a live Christ-
mas tree, a redwood planter filled
with Christmas balls can be used
to hide the roots.
A centerpiece to adorn a table
during the holidays will add that
needed touch to any room. A cy-
lindrical white tree is easily as-
sembled of white construction pa-
per. Draped around the cone is a
string of silver beads attachedI
For extra color brilliants and
sequins are pasted on the tree.
A set of eight candles are placed
in inexpensive heavy based liqueur
glasses. Artificial roses, leaves,,
Christmas tinsel and balls are
wired to each glass and to the
cone. This picturesque center-
For others Christmas is a fam- -
ily day, and it is usually in the
Michigan's winter sports season
again is under way.
The season got off to a flying. tsf-l
start in November with a gener- a
and prolonged cold snap. goocitype wrier
Weather-conscious winter resortI
operators have accepted this as a for lack of a little
good omen and accordingly have expe reie -
from calling up friends to find
out what they have received to
being with someone who is spe-
Old Friends and Eggnog
Or it is the meeting and talk-
ing with friends that one has not
seen in the past few months. Old
friends stop by, and thenfruit-
cake and Yuletide eggnog is
ings towards you."
Still another viewpoint held by
some students is that the let-
down doesn't occur during the
afternoon, but rather in the eve-
ning or the next day when the
company has left, the cleaning up
is to be done, and quietness pre-
of all people. Christmas afternoon ing in the day, both morning and
does not need to be a letdown. afternoon. "The great warmth
"If you have some activity which you feel during Christmas
planned, then the afternoon does day doesn't subside with the re-
not become boring," says Dave ceiving of gifts, but rather it
Bilharz, '58. grows as you have time to think of
This planned activity ranges the giver of the gift and his feel-
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A shirt from
Saffell and Bush
gift he wi l always
thank you for. ),
sleigh and reindeer under
well-guided cookie cutter.
Small Items Lo
At Christmas, S
"Little things are the big things'
is the claim of fashion experts
this holiday season.
Seasonal accents are shown in
the always favored Christmas
lapel corsage. Women have a
large selection of ornament ear-
rings made in tree shapes, Christ-
mas balls and wreaths. Even the
delicate mobile earring, has glit-
tering holiday accents.
Fine wool scarfs of cashmere
and other imported fabrics in as-
sorted plaids and tweeds, with
caps and gloves to match, are an-
other seasonal bright spot.
Robe§, traditionally a favorite
holiday gift, are even more at-
tractive this year. Thanks to the
wonder fabrics, they are more
practical than ever, A few of the
piece willbe an added attraction geared up their facilities for an-'
I over the holidays to any table. other expanded cold weather
A door is a place where decora- sports season.
i tor's ingenuity can be displayed. The Michigan Tourist Council
Wreaths, other than the tradi- estimates that by March 100,000
tional evergreen with berry, range sports enthusiasts from all over,
from the most elaborate to the the midwest will have skied the!
simplest design. hundreds of slopes in Michigan
For variety, try a blue bow and and spent some ten million dol-
gold metal balls. A metallic wreath lars in the state,
flourishing. with fruit or dozens "With the continued cooperation
of cellophane wrapped candy of the weatherman, this could be
kisses in lollipop colors can be our best season yet," said Robert
clipped by the visitors with the at- J. Furlong, executive of the
tached plastic scissors. A glitter- I Council.
ing cascade of tiny bells hanging "Skiing in Michigan has shown
on the door tunefully greet the a phenomenal growth," he said,
visitors. "and there is every indication this
Don't have much spare time? A growth will continue. This year 14
simple decoration of draped ever- new ski areas will make their
green entwined with colored bulbs debut in the state.. Hundredsof
;in graceful loops above the door thousands of dollars have been
is your answer. spent improving and expanding
existing facilities. Certainly that
S Largeis proof positive of the continuing
,oni ~ ar; interest and growth in our winter
1ay Experts Furlong continued to say that
_ _ _ _ _ _new areas aren't confined to the
north country alone. He pointed
I outstanding styles are being shown out that they are scattered overt
in orIon fleece, trimmed with gold the entire state, from the Porcu-
braid and pearls and in quilted pine Mountains and Copper Coun-
silk decorated with a sequined try of the Upper Peninsula to
tie and flowered chiffon. Pontiac and Kalamazoo in the
- The "fair lady" look has in- southern Lower Peninsula.
fluenced many Christmas fashions. Of 22 West Michigan ski areas
Dresses reminiscent of the Edwar- four new ones are near Luding-
dian period call for glittering ton, Harbor Springs, Lakeview and
necklaces and bright bracelets. Charlevoix.
Costume jackets in lames, bro- i There are ten upper peninsula
cades and velvet also show signs! ski areas and five in Southeastern
'of this look. To accompany these Michigan.
styles pocketbooks are being shown Most of Michigan's ski centers
in satin, broadcloth and fur. feature special beginners' slopes,
Some of the other different l cross-country trails and ski jumps.
holiday items are gloves with jew- I Many also offer toboggan slides'
eled cuff details, fancy umbrellas and skating rinks as well as spec-
in plain and high colors and new tator sports .events throughout the
I perfume fragrances. ski season.
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