)AY, JULY 12, 1950
THE .MICHIGAN DAILY
ME? AN OLD MAID?:'
June Trips to Altar Continue
ncient istory of Luxurious Cashmere Recalls
Wonderment of Far East, Rome, Royal Courts
Small Asiatic Animal Provides Fleece in Gray, Brown, White Shades;
Long Journey, Intricate Process Necessary in Producing Scarce Wool
Steady Decline, Experts
Although the final number will
not be known for several months,
there were probably fewer June
weddings in the United States this
year than in any June since 1946,
the Institute of Life Insurance re-
For nearly four years the num-
ber of marriages in the country
has been declining steadily. Popu-
lation experts see no signs of any
immediate change in the trend.
THERE IS no reason for alarm
about America becoming a land of
spinsters and bachelors, however,
since one guess at the final num-
Bridge Lessons - Beginners will
play at 7 p.m., while advanced
players will meet at 8:30 p.m. to-
day in the League.
. Duplicate Bridge - A tourna-
ment isascheduled for 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at the League.
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International C e n t e r - T h e
weekly tea will be held from 4:30
to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Center.
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Dancing - The regular infor-
mal League dances will take place
from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday
and Saturday in the League Ball-
room. Students may attend stag or
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ber of weddings last month hit
One reason why the marriage
rate is declining is because the
country is running short of spin-
sters and bache ors. There are
simply not enough of them to
keep up the pace set just after
The busiest 12 months in the
history of the United States so far
as marriages are concerned began
in December 1945.
FROM THAT TIME until No-
vember, 1946, more than 2;300,-
000,000 licenses had been issued to
set an all-time national record.
In December, 1946, the mar-
riage rate began its decline. But
population experts do not con-
sider this rapid or dangerous.
Some even prophesied a faster
slacking off than what actually
News of the dwindling supply of
bachelors and spinsters may strike
this year's crop of bridesmaids and
best men as very important news,
whenactually it represents a trend
of the past 50 years.
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MORE AMERICANS of today
get married. They marry younger
and have more years together be-
cause persons live longer than they
did in past years.
The steady increase in the
number of families is the reason
given for the added population
of play-yards and nurseries.
Relatively few parents today
have large families of six or
seven children, yet the birth
rate remains high because there
are so many more families of
one, two or three children.
Although the nation's divorce
rate is much higher today than at
the turn of the century, this, too,
has been declining since 1946.
222 Nickels Arcade
All the exotic mystery and won-
derment of the Orient is recap-
tured in the history of cashmere
The exquisite shawls of prehis-
toric patterns prized by the Ro-
man Caesars and esteemed centur-
ies later by the French and Brit-
ish Courts, the King of the Bel-
gians, and the Due du Berri, were
woven in Kashmr, land of maha-
rajahs, last outpost of civilization,
before the forbidding mountain
masses of the impenetrable Hima-
ys. * * *
TODAY, little of the cashmere
wool comes from Kashmir. Most of
it is found farther north. where
the best grades originate in China,
Inner and Outer Mongolia, Man-
churia and Tibet.
The world supply is not pro-
portionately much greater than
in the storied yesterdays when
ermines, brocades and rare yarns
of Kashmir were only for kings
and their courts.
A strange domestic animal whose
only habitat is the remote lands of
Central Asia is the provider of the
"CHECHIA"-This "chechia" or
new millinery creation based on
cylindrical, t u f t e d skullcaps
worn by Arabs and adopted by
French troops in Africa, is one
of a group of hats designed by a.
1 e a d i n g manufacturer. The
group is called "Medits," in-
spired by the fashions of such
countries as Morocco, Algiers,
Turkey, Egypt, and the Dalma-
SMALL, SHORTLEGGED and
graceful, the horned cashmere goat
is able to live on little food.
A warm undercoat of fine
fleece and a thick outer coat of
coarse hair protect the petite
animal from the severe moun-
Animals living at fantastic
heights have 'the finest fleece. Nat-
ural shades are gray, brown and
white. White cashmere is rarest
of all and commands a premium
price,especially when pastel shades
are in fashion.
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ONE YEAR'S yield from four
to six animals is needed for a
sweater and the annual output
from about twenty goats is neces-
sary for an overcoat.
The animal is not shorn, but
rather the fleece is plucked or
combed out by hand. Much of
it is collected bit by bit from
the shrubs on which the ani-
mal scratches itself to get rid
of its itching coat during the
Spring molting time.
Much of the coarse outre hair
becomes mixed with the soft fleece
during the first handculling pro-
cesses and these unwanted hairs
must be painstakingly removed.
EVEN AFTER this handsorting
process, remaining coarse hair
must be removed by a highly intri-
cate machine process.
From animal to finished pro-
duct, cashmere loses from one-
half to three-quarters of its or-
Often a year is needed to trans-
port the fine fleece from Inner-
Asia to ports on the China Sea.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN 1
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ALUMNAE FUND
9 Service Plates with Campus Scenes
* Cups and Saucers
* Ash Trays
1950 ENGAGEMENT CALENDARS, with 57 campus views
were $1.00 - now 29c
Large month-on-a-page APPOINTMENT CALENDARS-
to keep track of your dates from now until September,
1951 - only 50c
See these and other Michigan souvenirs at the
ALUMNAE COUNCIL OFFICE - in the LEAGUE
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Museum of Art, Alumni Memor-
ial Hall: Modern Graphic Art;
Oriental Ceramics; through July
30; weekdays 9-5, Sundays 2-5.
The public is invited.
Clements Library. One Hundred
Michigan Rarities (June 26-July
Opening Tonight: "Antigone
and the Tyrant" presented by the
Dept. of Speech at Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre, 8 p.m. Based on
the ancient legend of Antigone,
this adaptation will be done in
modern dress and placed in a mo-
dern setting. Tickets are available
at the Mendelssohn box office for
all fourperformances. Box office
open from 10 a.m. thru 8 p.m.
Crafts Shop will open at Lane
Hall 7:30-9:30 p.m. tonight. Bring
your materials and ideas to work
with. Those interested in giving
instruction will be welcome.
U. of M. Soaring Club. Meeting
will be held at 7:30 p.m. in 1042
E.E. Final plans for obtaining
plane, organization of club, and
summer flying to be discussed.
Important financialbmatters will
be under consideration. Every-
one interested, please attend.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible Study, "Upper Room," Lane
Hall, 7:30 p.m. Topic: I Thessal-
onians, chapter three.
Geometry Seminar: Wed., July
12, 3 p.m., 3001 Angell Hall. Dr.
Rainich will discuss "Order in
Young Progressives of America:
Meeting Wednesday, July 12, Mi-
chigan Union, 7:30 p.m. Discus-
sion of Korean war and Stock-
holm Peace Appeal.
The Seminar in Applied Mathe-
matics will meet Thursday, July
13 at 4 p.m. in Room 247 West
Engineering Bldg. Professor Paul
F. Chenea of the Engineering Me-
chanics Department will speak on
"Numerical Methods in the Solu-
tion of Shells of Revolution."
Seminar to be held in East Con-
ference Room of the Rackham
Building-Thursday, July 13, at
7:30 p.m. Dr. J. W. Linnett of
Queen's College- Oxford. "Force
Constants of Chemical Bonds."
French Club: Bastille Day will
be celebrated on Thursday, July
13, at 8 p.m. in the Michigan Lea-
gue. A special program will be of-
fered. Miss Grace Hampton will
sing. A special invitation is ex-
tended to all French citizens.
Classical Studies Coffee Hour:
Thursday, July 13, at 4 p.m. in
the West Conference Room of the
R a c k h a m Building. Professor
Clark Hopkins will talk informally
on the early migrations in Greece
and Italy. Anyone interested in
Classical Studies is invited to at-
The University Museums will
have a program on next Friday
evening, July 14, 1950, entitled
"Nature's Balanced Economy."
The exhibits to be featured in the
Museums Building will be on dis-
play from 7 to 9 p.m. Three short
reels of motion pictures entitled
"What is soil?", "Earthworm,"
and "Wonders in your own back
yard," will be shown in Kellogg
Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
The current rotunda exhibit of
the Museums Building is entitled
"The Coal Flora of Michigan."
Deutches Haus 101 Church St.
will hold open house Thursday,
July 13, 7:30-10 p.m. There will
be games and singing, and re-
freshments will be served. Every-
one is cordially invited.
Sunglasses are gayer, bigger and
tranger-looking this year than
anything seen in a previous season.
One creation sports daisy chains
blooming on big, snug-fitting
glasses. Flowers are carved into the
back, of the lightweight plastic
MODERN GOGGLES designed
especially for men display wide
earpieces which shade the corners
of the eyes. They are fashioned of
plastic made to resemble polished
Square cut frames have a fore-
head band molded to fit natural
bone contours. It keeps the
glasses from sliding off a small
Butterfly shapes in bright colors
contrast with black earpieces. Cor-
ners of frames extend the protec-
tive area but do not cut down the
field of vision.
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FOR SMALL FACES, specially
scaled children's sunglasses are
carefully designed to give maxi-
mum protection from direct sun-
light and glare.
A band of gold across the top
of the rims adds sparkle to an
otherwise plain brown pair of
spectacles. On a sunny day the
gold gleams to make many a
golfer stand out on the fairways.
Eye appeal and eye protection
are the keynotes of the 1950 look
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