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Coeds Outfits Colorful

'Coeds' attempts to keep warm.
from head to toe brighten up the
drab winter scene.
Boy coats in beige or-navy are
traditional favorites when coeds
choose the basic part of their win-
ter wardrobes.
Michigan'six-footers, maize and
blue striped wool scarves, are often
chosen by boy coat wearers to
keep their ears warm and add
color to their outfits.
Tweed coats, for women have
hit a new high in 'popularity this

Red wrap-around scarves and
red gloves or mittens are frequent-
ly used to compliment the tweeds.
Hoods have reached a new peak
on the fashion scale. Coats,
sweaters and Jackets for sport
and formal wear are now being
made with over-sized collars which
can be converted into hoods.
Another campus favorite is the
angora headpiece which comes inj
a variety of colors and is worn
tied under the chin.

Many people like to decorate
their rooms, apartments or homes
with more than just the Christ-
mas tree of tradition.
Of course,, there's always mistle-,
toe, or the somewhat less glamor-
ous holly wreaths.
But here are some more sug-
gestions, of the "do-it-yourself"
Since yuletide spirit and hos-:
pitality supposedly begins at the
doorway, one may reflect his yule-
tide spirit with a lighted "tree" on
the front' door. Make a simple

Decorations Add Novelty
tree-shaped triangular frame of
one-inch wood. Add a short trunk x
and base and provide a means of
fastening the frame to the door
(preferably without putting too S
many holes in the latter).
Attach a string of lights to the
frame, using insulated staples to }
hold the wiring in place, and plugr
into a nearby outdoor electrical
socket, such as an entrance light
outlet. Allow enough wiring for ..
the opening and closing of the
door. U Tn
Use Tinsel f {

Special Toys Made
To Suit All Ages
Christmas shopping for young-
sters can be a perplexing problem. Cooking and baking sets, complete
Toys have come a long way from with utensils and sample ingred-
the simple and traditional selec- Tents are fun for little misses.
tion of a doll for a girl and a sled Musical toys are a favorite of
for a boy. children of all ages.
Thousands of toys, games, cos- Almost any musical instrument
tumes and educational toys for from toy pianos to drums or ban-
children of all ages complicate this jos can now be purchased. They
decision. are usually made of non-breakable
Bewildered student shoppers plastic or metal and have a real-
should keep in mind the age of istic appearance.
the child. Today, the trend in toys Costumes
is toward a particular age group. Colorful and practical costumes
A shopper may become fasci- of favorite television or storybook
nated with an electric train, or heros
complicated mechanical toy andhoroufo
anticipate operating it. boys or girls.
A cowboy or cowgirl outfit com-.

Wikel's will GIFT WRAP and MAIL
your gift selections for you.
i Revlon and Yardley Al ls
Cmt&A wK Ej C orner o f East U . and South U .

Cover the wiring with flame-
proof tinsel, and decorate with
small aluminum salad molds.
Finally, drape tinsel from side to
side of the tree to give it a "solid"
f orm.
One can try lighting the dining
room table with a centerpiece of a
string of bulbs. Lay the string
in the bottom of a shallow{ baking
pan, with a hole drilled in the side
for the wiring. Line the pan with
asbestos to protect the table top,
cover the top of the pan with a
"lid" of chicken wire.
Pull the lights out through the
opening in the wire and fill with
an arrangement of Christmas
greens and white pine cones. For
the most pleasing effect, keep
white and yellow bulbs nestled un-
derneath the greens, and red, blue
and green bulbs peeking through
the top.
Seasonal Decoration
Another holiday centerpiece can
be used throughout the winter.!
All that is needed is a string of
Christmas lights, a shallow box,
pipe cleaners, and scraps of color-
ed cloth. Use a shallow box lined
with asbestos to protect the table
Arrange a string of white{
Christmas lights in the box, tap-
ing them firmly with the bulbs in
an upright position held away
from the box. Make a "lid" using
a piece of opal glass or some other
translucent material. Bank the
edges of the box with spun glass
to simulate snow.
Finally, fashion skating figures
(use ceramic figurine skaters)
from the pipe cleaners. Dress them
in brightly-colored bits of wool,

PERFECT TOUCH-Attractive centerpieces and decorations may
easily be made by amateur handymen to add a festive touch to
the holiday season.

He is looking and
expecting ay
(Christmas Present)
-from his favoritet
"Men's Shop"
Come in and see our selection t{
of quality men's wear ideas.
for Christmas...
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place them on their "pond" and
surround with half.-a dozen mini-
ature artificial trees.
Christmas Tree Lights
Add effect to Christmas tree
lights by backing them with re-
flectors of pleated household foil.
Cut circles of aluminum kitchen
foil with small openings for thel
sockets.hCrush or pleat the reflec-
tors and decorate with colored
Spruce up black tree-light
sockets by binding them with
light-colored electrical tape. Wrap
the tape "wrong side out," and
sprinkle the sticky side with silver
or gold "sparkles."
Transform a Venetian blind into
a "tree" by wrapping the slats
with strips of dark green fire-re-
sistant crepe paper. Arrange lights
along the outline of the tree. Clip
them in an upright, position and
conceal wire behind the slats.

Decorate with tiny ornaments and
arrange a table beneath the tree to
hold the gifts.
For an unusual tree effect, at-'
tach the strings of lights in spi-
rals. Begin at the top of the
tree and wind the strings in oppo-
site, directions for a diagonal ef-
Amateur Photographers
For amateur photographers:
Leave all room lights on when
taking pictures of a tree or Christ-
mas decorated room. Add a flood-
light if possible.
Plan holiday picture-taking to
include candid flash shots of
Christmas Eve, Christmas morn-
ing gift opening, holiday family
dinners and especially New Year's
Eve parties. For the latter, a tape
recorder is hilarious.

Select Carefully
Before buying, one must first
think of the recipient. A local
toy department will often assist
the shopper to select the right
toy or suggest gift ideas,
For infants, soft cuddly, wash-
able animals are ideal crib-mates.
For the unusual gift-a gayly
colored mobile to hang in the,
nursery is appropriate.
Rubber and non-breakable plas-
tic toys for the tub are fun for
toddlers on a Christmas list. New
foam rubber building blocks are
washable and safe. Animated mus-
ical pull toys or pliable toys on
rockers or wheels are loved by
boys and girls.
Young Children
Youngsters from two to four
go for blocks, simple puzzles, wheel
toys, coloring sets, tricycles, dolls,
inflatable toys and play equip-
Whenechildren are four to six,
they love simple games, toy tele-
phones, paint sets, scooters, wa-
gons and roller skates. Patio furni-
ture is the rave for doll houses
this year.
Scale. model toys of all types,
suchas trucks, airplanes, or latest
model cars, will be found in any
boys' letter to Santa. ny
Appliance Sets
A wide selection of appliances,
styled just like mothers, are avail-
able for little girls beginning to.
take interest in "keeping house."

plete with boot, hat and guns is
a great favorite.
Girls will like a nurse's uniform,
Maid Marian, or Indian costume.
Robin Hood, engineer, space cadet,
Indian, fireman and policeman
dsuitscomprise the costume list
which will delight any boy.
To stimulate learning at an
early age, there are simple puzzles,
take-apart toys, building toys and
blocks, fingerpainting sets and
Dances Lead
The Christmas Season along
dormitory row is being celebrated
this year in song, dance and gus-
tatory delights.
In the Quad system, the accent
is on a musical Christmas with
traditional dances highlighting the
West Quad held its annual "Hol-
ly Hop" last night,on the theme
of an "Old Fashioned Christmas."
Jim Servis and his band provided
the music for dancing amid a pro-
fusion of elaborate and colorful
In South Quad, the big event
was "Noel Moderne", featuring
Don Bari and his orchestra. Again,
as in previous years, "Noel Mod-
erne" was a spectacular display of,
lights and color in connection
with its theme of "Kaleidosopic





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Shopping Problems Ended-
Diary Makes Perfect Gift'

There once was a time whenI
Christmas shopping was the worst
ordeal of the year.
Not any more, however, because
the perfect gift has been found-
pocket diaries.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt,
there is no handier a volume than
one of these pocket-sized combi-
nation almanac, cashbook, diary,
telephone directory, and calen-
dar. Ihey are so practical that
the University might well con-
sider giving them to students in
the fall in place of football tickets.
The wealth of good, solid, prac-
tical information in these books is
astonishing. For example, a stu-
dent on his way home from a
rugged astronomy class crosses
the street and a barrel of flour
falls on his foot. In a few seconds,
through the use of his diary he
can compute exactly the amount
of pressure that the barrel of
flour exerted when it crushed his
Vital Informaiion
And this is only one-of the thou-
sand uses of the handy, packed-
full of information tables in the
diary. The tables are available at
any instant of the night or day to
inform the reader that for best
growth, rhubarb plants should be
spaced at intervals of three by six
feet. Or that if the plants are
spaced at a distance of three by
four feet from each other thatC

there are 3,630 of them in an
acre .. .
This is the sort of vial informa-
tion that no one should be With-
out. No longer is there any need
to clutch on those bluebooks when
the instructor asks, "In what re-
gion is found the highest mean
temperature in the world?" The
prepared student can immediately
answer, "I know. It is 86 degrees
F. at Massawa, Eritrea, Africa.
It says so in my pocket diary."
Radio Log
Another handy feature of the
pocket diary is the radio log. This
log provides a place for recording
the call letters and frequency of
different stations which the lis-
tener happens to tune in during
the day. There is a section for re-
cording all debts and credits just
as taught in accounting courses,
so that on one needs ever be in
doubt about the exact state of his
A section, seemingly designed
for newly-weds is included which
gives simply 'tons of information
for the home builder. It provides
just about everything anyone
needs to build the~Empire State
Building or the equivalent. For
instance 1,500 laths are required
for 100 square yards of wall.
Students can no more afford to
be without a diary of this type
than they can afford to be with-
out a third hand-or a hole in the

Snowflake Ball
East Quad's center of attrae-
tion was a semi-formal "Snow-
flake Ball," with music provided
by Bill Hemline and his orches-
The Psurfs, law school singing
group joined Jim Vorhees and his
band in entertaining at the Law
Club's "Wigge and Robe Dance"
last night. Today's attraction will
be a "Christmas Musicale" be-
tween the Lawyers' and Martha
Cook glee clubs.
On the distaff side, a dormitory
survey reveals that Couzens Hall
will begin its celebration of the
festive season with an open open A
house today. Christmas cookies
and punch will provide the re-
Dinner Tuesday
A Christmas dinner will be the '
high spot on Tuesday, after which
Santa Claus will distribute gifts
to house authorities. Carol sing-
ing will climax the busy evening.
In conjunction with their own
Christmas dinner, the women of
Couzens Hall are donating canned
goods to help make the Christ-
mas of some needy Ann Arbor
families a happier one.
On Thursday, the women of
Couzens will combine with the
men of Williams House for a car-
oling party.
Martha Cook
A Christmas buffet supper by
candlelight will be the big event
today at Martha Cook. On Thurs-
day, a 6 a.m. bugle call will rouse
the residents for a traditional
candlelght ceremony.
Small red candles will be lighted
as the group passes down the cor-
ridors gathering members. The
candle bearers will fill the build-
ing with Christmas carols as they
House Parties
In other coming events around
campus, the residence halls will
hold their annual dinner Tues-
day, and individual house parties
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
In other student housing, Susan
Arnold, '57 Ed., Women's League
president, reports that individu-
al houses are busy with Yuletide,
party preparations.
Co-operative Houses are also
engrossed in individual parties
and decorations.
Novel Notion Gifts
Always Welcome
Problem of Christmas shopping
for the man or woman who has
everything can be solved simply
by giving practical and novel
notion gifts.
A complete valet rack, gift-boxed
wooden hangers or a shoe shine

Open Mon., Wed., Fri. nights this week .
Little Eva Gifts graciously Sift-arapped, of course
was no
Christmas angels.
LITTLE EVA of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
was as good as she could be right around the
calendar ... ,not just at Christmas.
We try to be like Eva, but at Christmas
k^ . ; our stocks are especially good and we're on
.r ,o best behavior! Come see all theS o-
@Ars wondrous gifts we have for your
particular Christmas angels!
Illustrated: One from many of
Ship'n Shore blouses ... In plain styles ...
Ivy League . . . long or short sleeves ...
Bright white, plaids, pastels or deep tones.

1 2'&kV/oico ntI
Pre-Christmas Sale
to introduce our customers to
our newly expanded record,
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