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L 22, .195



Spring Weekend Activities Given
By Uncle Swen with Newsletter*

To Start Book Drive

"Hi, I'm Swen!
"Since the gala Spring Weekend
festival presented by the Union
and the Women's. Athletic Asso-
ciation is being held in my honor,
I thought an account of my dark
and mysterious past might be
"If I mention time it is because
in this event I have definite
seniority, being as old as the hills,
not to mention the valleys, lakes,
and iri fact, the world.
Started Early
"I made my artistic, debut at
the first blast of all time, the Ne-
andertal Cotillion . .And so
*down through the ages I've been
extremely busy orgarzizing various
social functions for such notables
as King George, Aga Kahn and
Elsa Maxwell.
"These positions however, have
served only to bring me to the
highlight of my career, which is
the 1959 Spring Weekend at the
So reads Uncle Swen's letter to
the students of the University.
Starts Friday
Spring Weekend, this Friday,
April 24, and Saturday, April 25,
will see activities ranging from a
bicycle race on Palmer Field to a
Skit Night program at Hill Aud.
Beginning the weekend will be

the bicycle event in the form of
a tandem bicycle race on Palmer
Field at 3:15 p.m. Composed of bi-
cycles with three or more conven-
tional wheels, the event will fea-
ture vehicles with two crews of
four riders each - two men and
two women. The race will be a re-
lay, with each crew riding half of
the course.
Entitled "Arctic Cycle," the
race represents the northern sec-
tion of the United States. At least
one crew taking part in the race
must be costumed in conforma-
tion with the theme, "Homestead-
ing to Alaska."
Follows Parade
The race follows a parade which
starts at the Diag and ends at
Palmer Field. Once there, each
bike taking part in the race must
make one lap around the west
hockey field .nearest Forest Ave-
nue on the field - exchanging
crews at the halfway mark. There
will be six heats with six entrants
in each division and the winner
of each one will compete in the
final heat.
Trophies will be awarded to
first and second place winners
and points will be given for cos-
tume and for the first four places
in the race. Additional costume

prizes will be awarded by several
Ann Arbor clothing stores.
Bicycles for the event will be
judged on the basis of originality,
mechanical design ,of the cycle,
humor and enthusiasm of partici-
pants and adaptability to theme.
Co-chairmen for the Friday aft-
ernoon events are Dan Dyer, '61E
and Alice Scafide, '59Mu. Others
serving on the comrgittee include
Linda Britton, '61, Susan Muir,
'60, Dick Denise, '60, Bill Phelps,
'62E, Betty Brandt, '62, Linda El-
lis, '62, and Caroline J. Cummings,
On Friday the big skit night will
be held with different skits being
put on by various houses on cam-
pus. The title or. theme of the skit
night will be "The Great White
A big dance will be held on
Saturday called the "Russ Des
Cafe." The dance will feature
Somehin Smith and the Red-
heads. It will take place at the
Intermural Building. The skit
night will take place in Hill Aud.
YoYo Contestants
To Meet on Diag
All housing units wishing to en-
ter the Spring Weekend yo-yo
contest must present their teams
of three boys and three girls at
3 p.m. today or tomorrow on the
This will be the last chance to
qualify for the final tournament
which will be held on the island
at 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
The tricks that are required of
all contestants in order to quali-
fy are: walk the dog, around the
world, rock the cradle, the three
leaf clover and over the falls with
as many loops as possible. .
The different teams will be
judged on their over-all perform-
ance and Spring Weekend points
will be awarded to the winners.

-Daily-Robert Dennis
BOOKS FOR ASIA-This is an example of one of the libraries in
Asia that have been donated books by American students through
such drives as the one to be sponsored by Student Government
Council, Junior Panhel and Junior Interfraternity Council next
week. For the drive both recently published and classical books
are requested. They will be collected in boxes placed around the
University To Present

Seats Open
For Flight
To Europe
There are still eight seats open
for the Union's Airflight to Europe
trip this summer.
The trip will involve transpor-
tation from New York to Europe
and back again.
Once overseas, everyone is on
their own as this is not a guided
tour, Michael Turoff, '61, Union
executive councilman in charge
of the trip, said.
Anyone interested should go to
the student offices on the second
floor of the Union for details,;and
Turoff also said that all people
who have already reserved space
should obtain their passports im-
mediately as the Union will call
a meeting shortly of everyone go-
ing and passport numbers will be
Open for Buro-Cat
Starting Friday
Petitioning for Buro-Cat chair-
men opens Friday, April 24.
Positions open are chairman of
activities, art, receptionist, secre-
tariat and special events com-
mittees. Those petitioning should
be freshmen women and need not
have been on the Buro-Cats Com-
mittee this year.
Petitioning ends Tuesday, April
28. Interviewing will begin on
Apirl 29 and last through May 4.
Six positions on the League
Council are open for the summer
school session. Information and
petitions may be obtained in the
League Undergraduate Office.
The Buro-Cat is open only to
freshmen women who are inter-
ested in League activities. Once on
Buro-Cats the women take part in
publicity work for the League and
other activities.








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nvitational Drill Meet

In the fourth University of
Michigan Invitational Drill meet
Saturday, eight military- drill
teams from Midwestern colleges
will compete.
Two University teams will par-
ticipate. These will include the
Air Force ROTC and the Pershing
Rifles which includes members
from all three units, Army, Navy
and the Air Force.
Other colleges and universities
represented will be Michigan State

Univer ty, Eastern Michigan Col-
lege, Ohio State University, Cen-
tral Michigan University and Illi-
nois University.
The teams, which will all be
composed of Reserve Officers
Training Corps cadets will meet
at the Yost Field House. The exhi-
bition drills will be open to the
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An evaluation and discussion of
the work of Women's Senate willI
be the topic for discussion at its
meeting at 4:30 p.m. today at the
The new internal structure of
the League, as explained at In-f
stallation Night, will also be con-I
sidered by the Senate, a group of
representatives from all affiliated
and independent women's hous-
ing units.
The new chairman 'of the Sen-
ate will be introduced and the
vice-chairman will be elected. Also
on the agenda is the announce-
ment of appointments to the
Junior Girls Play central com-
The International Center Ex-
change, organized to lend baby
equipment to married interna-
tional students, will be open from
7:30 to 9 p.m. today in Rm. 103
of the Student' Activities Bldg.
Cribs, bassinets, strollers, blan-
kets and other infant supplies will
be loaned to the visiting parents
during their stay in Ann Arbor.
When they leave the University,
the articles will be returned for
further loans. During the first
two months of the exchange 29
families used this service.
Another dozen bassinets and
cribs are needed. All those with
equipment available for.loan are
urged to bring it to the exchange
or to contact Mrs. Jack Trombka
or Mrs. Kathleen Mead at the In-
ternational Center.
The annual African Students'
Union Banquet will be held at 6:30
p.m. Saturday in Lane Hall.
Prof. James D. Christensen of
Wayne State University depart-
ment of anthropology and sociolo-
gy will speak on "Problems and
Future of Democracy in Africa."
An entertainment program will
also be given.
Authentic African dishes will be
served. Tickets are available at
the Michigan Union main desk.


The .House Athletic Managers'
meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m.
today at the Women's, Athletic
Irene Shapiro, vice-president of
the Women's Athletic Association,
requests that all members attend.


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