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SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1946.TH MCHIANDA
Cold Weather
New Pastimes
Winter Sports, Athletic Events
Traditional CDances, Parti~s
Gaffer All-Round Entertainrment f ^

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 cit ~t
will take nothing less than the oera
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 ea-
tertainment .will be indoors for the
winter months. The University op-
erates its own ice skating rink, the
Coliseum, w~ith special student rates
which bring skating to the level of a
poor man's sport.
Hockey vs Basketball Games
Univrersity hockey and basketball
teams keep the sports fan ocupied
during the colder part of the year
their prime fault being the schedules
which run into each other almost
every Saturday night. Sports fan
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, dangerous for
the swimmer, who with one stroke
in any direction from any part of
the pool may bash her brains out oa
the concrete.
Dancing at Union and Legue
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 boor.
Although the big dances have been
diminished in number, a few im-
portant formals carry on the tradi-
0(m. We'll probably see two Union
formasls,-a combined Slide Rule-En-
gineering Ball, an Interfraternity
Bail. Besides these, women's houses
hold private dances, and fraternities
will substitute record dances for beer
picnics.
The highlight of the season will
probably bt 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-
mesters.
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-
boretum.
Collectively, sporting facilities ae
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. .

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

ingenious Coed
May Brighten
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-
coratin is 'watch the personality of
the owner.' To put frills and rose-
buds in one's room simply because the
coeds dawn the hall has one, is nolt
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
dirt-.
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 animals 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.
)Fundy Table
A handy 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 win'dow 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.

Cosmnetic Hues'
Look Brighter
The cosmetic manufacturers have
begun the 1948 season with a splash
of color in lipstick, rouges and pow-
ders.
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-
wardi 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-
quer.
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
colors.
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.

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