'I'gE' MICHIGAN DAMY
SUNDAY, DECEMBER S,
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, I)ECEMBER 8,
d Cross Reports Financial Trouble
Catalogs Suggest Unusual Presents
AMERICAN RED CROSS-Nearly 44 million dollars have been spent on relief operation in the 17
major disasters of the past 'five years. This money has been used to. aid those persons who have
suffered from storms, tornadoes, floods and hurricanes. At the present time the Red Cross is in
financial trouble because of its extensive relief work in the past few years.
By THOMAS TURNER
Long before the greeting cards
and Christmas seals herald the
approaching yuletide, catalogs
from mail order houses' appear on
the scene, filled from cover to
cover with suggestions for the
person "who has everything."
Passing over such comparative-
ly common gifts as "a glass mena-
gerie," Ten Commandments
charm bracelets, a life-size full-
color pinup of Roy Rogers, an ap-
ron bearing the message "Dearie
is Weary" and an object described
as an "ol' sock purse," the dis-
criminating shopper can discover
presents to fill every need of his
already well - furnished friends
For the male on the list who
tends to be something of a
clohes-horse, many types of ap-
parel and grooming aids are
available. To liven up a dignified
wardrobe, for example, give Merry
Christmas ties, These "holly red
silk poplin" ties are "hand-decor-
ated wih glittering, jeweltone se-
quins (no two alike)," according
to the catalog.
Duck Comes Apart
Also an excellent choice for the
man on the Christmas list is a
light brown plastic duck which
comes apart into a clothes brush.
In the caegory of men's gifts
it would likewise seem appropriate
to mention a Jayne Mansfield
pink vinyl hot water bottle. As
the name implies, this two-foot
item is shaped like Miss Mans-
Perhaps the same genius re-
sponsible for the Mansfield hot
water bottle had a hand in the
invention of the "exciting new
Ballpoint leg' pen."
"The beautiful flesh - tinted
plastic ballpoint pen," the mail-
order catalog proclaims proudly,
"is shaped like a glamorous mil-
lion dollar leg .. . the bankers ap-
proved non-smear ink writes like a
dream - smooth and easy."
Pointing out the widespread ap-
peal of this utilitarian gift, the
ads tell the reader to "Watch
Grandpa kick up his heels when
he sees it. Writing was never such
filn in the good old days."
For the outdoorsman, or for the
truly hedonistic male, buy electric
socks. "The wires," the mahfac-
turer ' assures you, "are sensibly
arranged to allow complete free-
dom of movement"
Also in the line of household
aids but a step toward superior
interior decoration as well is the
"mysterious, accurate" gold-ano-
dyzed aluminum clock "in which
a turtle floats and points to the
correct time." This luxury item
costs only $35.
Suggestions aplenty to aid in
playing Santa for the youngsters
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For the advanced child, the "Letters are personalized with
mail order houses suggest action child's name and contain Pinto's
toys such as a 16-inch sidewalk thrilling experiences as a west-
bike with electric microphone and ern cowpony."
loudspeaker with amplifier. This On the other hand, if your child
gift, their catalogs declare, "gives is too perceptive it might not be
imaginative youngsters the fun of wise to purchase our last gift sug-
playing police patrol." ' gestion, "fun-filled toilet tissue."
Texas Letters This tissue, the makers de-
For children with perhaps less Clare, is "sure to make all your
imagination of their own, the gift guests - even prudish Aunt Mary
catalogs have an alternate solu- -sit up and ake notice." It bears
tion. "Give your child," they urge, such inscriptions as "If at first
"the thrill of opening six weekly you don't succeed, try, try again."
Fraternities, sororities, dorms,
and everyone! The 1957
are now in. They are
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