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Cold Weather
Brings Forth
New Pastimes
Winter Sports, Athletic Events,
Traditional Dances, Parties
Offer All-Round Entertainment
As the campus gathers its beer
kegs and insect lotion and moves in-
doors, a new recreation problem fol-
lows them into the confines of the
dormitories and houses.
As the Arboretum fans have so
often asked, "What is there to do
around here in the wintertime?"
And that is a question . . . but one
with an extensive answer.
Some Entertainment Always ,
Unless the cosmopolitan studnt
will take nothing less than the opera
or the Latin Quarter, he can usually
find entertainment of some sort about
the University campus. And unless
he was brought up in Sun Valley
or Lake Placid, the winter sports
should suit him.
Except for occasional skiing in the
Arboretum, the majority of local en-
tertainment will be indoors for the
winter months. The University op-
erates its own ice skating rink, the
Coliseum, with special student rates
which bring skating to the level of a
poor man's sport.
Hockey vs. Basketball Games
University hockey and basketball
teams keep the sports fan occupied
during the colder part of the year,
their prime fault being the schedules
which run into each other almost
every Saturday night. Sports fans
go broke, so the old tale goes, wearing
out coins by flipping to see which
game to go to.
University men have a monopoly on
the winter aquatic facilities, but for
the women the day will come.
for the last 20 years a women's pool
has been in the offing. As it is, non-
swimmers may take an extended bath
in the basement of Barbour Gym-
nasium, where a railing has been set
up around a chip in the cement.
which was subsequently filled with
water., It is, however, dangeroTis for
the swimmer, who with one stroke
in any direcion from any part of
the pool may bash her brains out on
the concrete.
Dancing at Union and League
Dancing will return to the fore
when Bill Layton and his orchestra
renew dancing at the Union Friday
and Saturday nights after their sum-
'mer engagement at Lake Gage. The
League will' also sponsor weekend
dances when the Campus Casbah,
soft drink night club, opens Sept. 27
in the ballroom. An orchestra will
furnish music for dancing and tables
will be placed around the floor.
Although the big dances have been
diminished in number, a few im-
portant formals carry on the tradi-
tion. We'll probably see two Union
formals, a combined Slide Rule-En-
gineering Ball, an Interfraternity
Ball. Besides these, women's houses
hold private dances, and fraternities
will substitute record dances for beer
The highlight of the season will
probably be J-Hop, the last of two
orchestra dances, and almost the last
of the dances to be held in the Intra-
mural Building. The Hop is the only
all-campus affair carried out by an
elected committee, and carries on the
traditional dance held between se-
Tennis, Golf, Biking
For the hardy, there are still out-
door sports. Palmer Field has sev-
eral concrete tennis courts which can
be used in any dry weather, and roll-
er skates may be rented at the
Women's Athletic Building. The. city
has golf links and a riding stable,
bicycles may be rented at several
local bike shops.

If there is enough snow, there will
be outdoor skating on nearby Barton
Pond and at Burns Park, and skis
and toboggans will no doubt make
their annual appearance in the Ar-
Collectively, sporting facilities are
unusually good for a town the size
of Ann Arbor, and the University
sports enthusiast may find a good
deal with which to occupy himself.
Too much, he might realize, come
mid-semester exams.



Living in Dorm or League House


Demands Definite 'Know How'

JUST A HOLE IN THE GROUND-: Construction has s tarted on the new addition to the Chemistry Building,
one of the first projects undertalen in the University' s post-war building program. Shown here are four
coeds surveying the progress that has been made.

Ingenious Coed
May Brighten
Dreary Room
The freshman often views her dor-
mitory room with dismay when she
first sees it, but clever corrective
measures can make any 'hole' into a
charming room.
One of the first rules of room de-
coration is 'watch the personality of
the owner.' To put frills and rose-
buds in one's room simply because the
coed down the hall has one, is not
sensible, especially if one prefers
more tailored styles. Plaids or checks
simply made, will prove much more
serviceable than light, fluffy ma-
terials that merely collect dust and
Window Problem
Windows often look out on unat-
tractive views, and one way to correct
this is to buy a bamboo venetian
blind, roll up the bottom of it, secure
it with wire, and put small pots of
ivy or geraniums in the enclosure.
Other tricks are to hang heavy drap-
peries of the same material as the
bedspread, or have fish nettings
caught at the sills with a collection
of cork bobbers.
One coed, who came to college with
a load of stuffed animials had the
happy solution of buying a small
Mexican chair for her beasts, and
tucked them in a corner, where they
made an interesting 'conversation
piece' and kept the bed clear.
Handy Table
A hand' table is one that has a
mirror top that doubles as a wall
mirror, and then, provided with a
pair of folding legs, becomes a coffee
or coke table. When not in use, the
folding legs can be put under the
bed or in the closet.
Closets are items that are usually
neglected by the coed, who concen-
trates on the more obvious parts of
her room. But cretonne closet acces-
sories, hat boxes, shoe bags, clothing
covers, all are very useful for the
neat appearance demanded by to-
day's coeds. These closet accessories
come in many gay prints and plain
materials and make any closet a plea-
sure to open.
Window Seats
Clever window seats are made by
nailing four low pieces of sturdy
wood together and by making a
tufted cushion out of drapery left-
overs. The underneath of the seat
may be used to store books or phono-
graph records. Bedside tables may
also be made in this way, with a place
for a radio and a book shelf.
So face the prospect of decor dis-
malia with a grin. The finished pro-
duct is up to you.


Cosmeic Hues
Look Brighter
The cosmetic manufacturers have
begun the 1946 season with a splash
of dolor in lipstick, rouges and pow-
For those constantly searching for
the 'right' color of lipsticks, one house
has neatly solved the problem by
placing a color called 'Right Red' on
the market. A brilliant, true red, the
color is designed to go with the
most popular fall colors.
A new hair lacquer with colors to
blend in with the hair is another fea-
ture. This 'stickum' keeps the way-
ward strands of hair securely fasten-
ed for the new upsweep and Psyche
hairdos. The advantage of the color-
ing matter added, is that there is no
unpleasant shine of unmatching lac-
Nail polishes have responded to the
bright autumn colors, and one of the
newest shades is called Fatal Apple'
Advertised as 'the colour of Eve,' it
is a light clear red that is very ef-
fective against siren black and darker
One of the manufacturers must
have read 'Alice in Wonderland' re-
cently for his house sponsors a nail
polish called 'Dark Knight.' A deep
maroon, the shade blends in very
well with the light blue and rose, as
well as the newest color shade 'Win-
ter Wine.'
Cosmetic shades, in general, and
especially lipsticks, are about two
shades darker this season.

Ubangi Art Boom
Appears inChokei
Necklace Craze

There are a few points in the Edu-
cation of a Freshman which the An-
nual Guide Book (or. the respective
Bluebocks of Rules for League-ap-
proved residences on campus) have
somehow overlooked.
From the point of view of One
Who Has Been Through It All Be-
fore, there is an Art to living in a
dormitory or League House, espe-
cially for one who has never been
away from hcme before. It entails
most of all, getting along with a
great many other people, including
your roommate, housemother, the
dietician, and the other 500 (more
or less) coeds who may be living
in your house.
The housemother is employed by
the University to be just what her
name suggests: that is, she's a kind
of substitute for the home-grown
mother you left behind. The same
rules for getting along with her ap-
ply to any rules you might have had
to keep at home. I would suggest
two extra minutes past closing hours
of Joe's company, a nightly jam ses-
sion right over the housemother's
room, or even a strictly collegiate
appearance in your most comfortable
pair of bluejeans and a sweatshirt in
the living room to keep you and your
housemother on constant speaking
If that fails, and you really want
to make an impression, it is an old
pre-tested maxim that the way to a
housemother's heart is through a
room garnished with lint under the
bed, last week's dirty clothes on the
desk chair, and empty cracker boxes
under the mattress.
Once you've made secure your
place in the housemother's affec-
tions, it should be the easiest thing
in the world to be the Ideal oom-
mate. Try putting the room on a
cooperative basis, which means that
while your roommate empties the
wastebaskets, dusts the dressers,
and sweeps the floor, you see that
she's doing a good job. There's
nothing like the cooperative sys-
Of course, you must remember to
cooperate to your fullest capacity-
roommate's men are your men too,
don't forget. Competition will make
his life more interesting.
From getting along with one per-
son, your roommate, you must pro-
gress to living with the girls in your
particular part of the house as a
whole. There, are certain things
which will endear you to your fel-
low-housemembers especially. The
occupants of the room next to the
shower will appreciate it no end if
you continue your custom of 2 a.m.
shower-taking. They used to live
by a waterfall anyway.
Always share your opinions about
the food with your friends, and don't

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forget that strangers are interested.
too. A sure demonstration of the true
crusading spirit can be made by a
daily complaint to the dietician along
the line of, "Don't you know I have
a delicate appetite?"
All in all, freshmen who take my
advice will have nothing to worry
about during their future Michigan
career. I guarantee that it won't
last that long.

Choker style necklaces originated
when a fashion model wanted a
chunky but sporty .necklace and
found a Ubangi ringlet which exactly
suited the purpose. The buyers caught
up the fashion, and since then chok-
er necklaces have zoomed into prom-
inence. Fashion. magazines show
choker necklaces with the majority
of their clothese this year.
Choker necklaces come in all
shapes and sizes, far surpassing the
plainness of the black velvet ribbon
which our grandmothers used for
adornment. However, the smart
women of today occasionally borrow
a ribbon from this same grandmother
and wear it decorated wi'th their fa-
vorite jewel.
Modern choker manufacturers pre-
fer pearls, although the strands may
be single, double or triple. Some of
the pearls are multi-colored with
bands of black or white. Tiny pearl
earrings to match these chokers may
be purchased. If you really have a
passion for pearls, you might be able
to find one of the new pearl rings to
complete your jewelry ensemble.
Metal jewelry makers, not to be
outdone by the pearl dealers, offer
snake-chain necklaces which may be
worn with high-necked sweaters and
dresses. These metal necklaces, like
their sisters of pearl, come in single
or double strands,

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table decorations.
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