WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9,1957 THE MICHIGAN BATTy
Coeds To Aid Student,
The sponsorship of a Hungar-
ian student on campus will be the
project of Assembly Dormitory
At its weekly meeting, ADC
members voted to undertake the
room and board expenses in the
residence halls system of a wo-
man student for the duration of
her undergraduate studies.
The petitioning schedule for
Assembly Board positions was an-
nounced at the meeting. Petition-
ing will run from Friday Feb. 15
to Friday, March 1.
Interviewing will take place
during the following week. Before
the event of petitioning, there
will be an informal coffee hour at
the League .for interested women
to meet the present officers..
Central committee chairman-
ships for A-Ball were recently an-
nounced. Elsie Sherer will be the
general chairman of Assembly's
Decorations in the League will
be under the supervision of Sherry
Tobias, while Janet O'Brian will
be in charge of programs and pa-
Finance and orchestra will be
handled by Frances Moran, publi-
city by Diane Chadsey and tickets
by Mary Lou Anteau.,
The annual girl-bid dance will
be held this year on Saturday,
March 16 in the League Ballroom.
FINAL EXAM BLUES - Coed Jean Wurst is attempting to liter-
ally rope Roy Sjoberg into taking her to "Blue Book Blues," the
Union's semi-annual dance. The dance, which is traditionally held
before final exams, will be presented from 9 p.m. to midnight Sat-
urday at the Union Ballroom.
At 'Blue Book Blues'
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Rudich-LeMire of Saginaw have announced the
The engagement of Connie Ru- engagement of their daughter
dich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patricia Ann, to William H. E
Milton Rudich of Great Neck, Berlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clar-
N. Y., to Francis J. LeMire, son of ence C. Berlin of Monroe.
Mr. and Mrs. R. N. LeMire of Miss Young is a junior in the
Newaygo was announced Dec. 28. School of Nursing.
Miss Rudich is a senior in' the
literary college. She attended Vas- Mr. Berlin is a junior in the
sar College for two years previous literary college and is affiliatec
to the University. with Chi Phi fraternity.
Mr. LeMire is a graduate of the
School of Education. He also is -"
a member of Lambda Chi Alpha.
A June wedding is being
Mr. and Mrs. William E. Youngs "57
"Blue Book Blues,"- a tradition-
al Union dance, will provide stu-
dents with a break from studying
from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday
at the Union Ballroom.
Sponsoredby the Social Con-
mittee of the Union, "Blue Book
Blues" is held every semester just
before final exams. Its purpose is
to calm those final exams jitters
which students usually experience
at this point in the school semes-
Jim Servis will provide the
music for dancing. Entertainment
will be presented during the in-
termission of the band. The sing-
ing will be provided by Bruce Wil-
Jim Shedlowsky will do imita-
tions of Elvis Presley, the newest
singing craze in America. John
Kirkendall will round out the
evening's entertainment with a
baton flame act.
Students will be. able refresh-
ments and enjoy them at the nu-
merous tables arranged along the
side of the ballroom. A candle
light atmosphere will prevail at
"Blue Book Ball."
Tickets for admission can be
purchased at the door before en-
tering the dance.
Traditional Birthstones Represent
Stylish fashions will be mod-
eled in the J-Hop show at 7:30
p .today in the League Ball-
Clothes modeled will be
characteristic of outfits to, be
worn during the J-Hop week-
end. Clothing from casual
shorts and pajamas to formals
and tuxedos will be shown.
As a part of the show, the
Friars will provide entertain-
ment. Pianist Beaute Kaulfoss
will play background music
with selections fitting both the
casual and formal styles.
Admission to the show is
free. Tickets to J-Hop Monday,
Feb. 4, will be available at this
By NANCY VERMULLEN
Birthstones have become an es-
tablished tradition in the jewelry
industry, and each stone has its
own individual symbolism and
history of use.
For the month of January the
birthstone is the garnet, symbol
of constancy. A stone treasured
for centuries for its dark, fiery
glow, the garnet caught the eye
of prehistoric earth dwellers long
before gems were mined. Glitter-
ing garnet pebbles probably were
first picked up along river courses
many years ago.
The garnet's history as a ring
stone dates back to the Hellenic
period (about. 300 B.C.) when
plaindmetal signet rings gave way
to rings in which the seal was en-
graved on a gem set in a metal
hoop. The garnet was a favorite
stone in these early signet rings.
Gems of Various Sizes
Ranging in size from tiny grains
of sand to large gems, garnets
have been found in every color ex-
cept blue. To qualify as gems
worth setting, they must be of un-
blemished transparency. Accord-
ing to legend, it was the garnet
that Noah used to light the ark.
Like rubies and sapphires, gar-
nets are sometimes starred. The
star of the garnet, however, in-
stead of being six-rayed as in
sapphire and ruby, usuallyl
four rays. Today garnets are'
mined in Brazil, Madagascar, In-
dia, Africa and the United States.
A stone once reserved for roy-
alty, the garnet is now widely used
in rings for both men and women
and is equally adaptable to other
forms of jewelry.
Next month's birthstone is the
amethyst, symbol of sincerity. It
is said to have been the favorite
stone of St. Valentine. He wore
one engraved with a Cupid, popu-
larizing it as a stone for lovers
and making it particularly appro-
priatein modern times as a St.
Valentine's Day expression of
The origin of the amethyst is
set in a colorful legened. Bacchus,
the ancient Greek god of wine,
was feuding with Diana, goddess
of the hunt and patroness of
maidens. Bacchus vowed to re-
venge himself by sacrificing to
his tigers the first maiden to ap-
proach Diana's altar.
It was Amethyst who ap-
proached Diana's shrine, but as
the tigers leaped to devour her
Diana intervened and turned her
into a statue of white stone. Re-
penting his cruelty, Bacchus
poured a libation of wine over the
young maiden's statue, turning it
a delicate violet hue.
Worn by Crusaders
Worn by the Crusaders, ame-
thysts were felt to be safeguards
against unrest. They are still tra-
ditional in bishops' rings and ap-
pear in the English coronation
service and the coronet of the
Prince of Wales.
Modern jewelers are showing
amethysts increasingly, in faceted
stone rings and in pins, clips,
bracelets and necklaces in which
they often are grouped with con-
trasting colored gems.
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