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IT STARTS HERE - Tinkering with the motor which will serve as the heart of the display, these
mechanics know that engineering "knowhow" and artistic imagination are equally important if the
first place trophy is to be won.



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The class days which seem to
take forever to finish run their
slow course every week in the fall
without arousing much enthus-
iasm. And then comes football
Normally, Saturdays hold an
exciting afternoon of the game
and cheers and hot dogs and the
band. But on Homecoming week-
end, the excitement and the ac-
tivity are multiplied..
For weeks before, energetic pre-
parations are made to make it
the biggestspectacle ever and, if
old man 'weather doesn't object
too strenuously, the results are
generally happily received by the
Ideas Come Hard
Housing groups feverishly rack
their brains to come up with an
idea for a display that may go all
the way to capture the Home-
coming trophy. Then brawn is
turned to the task of producing
the idea in chicken wire, wood,
papier mache and colored tissue.
The theme for thisfall's Home-
coming will be announced at a
mass meeting on Sept. 21, at which
time all interested students may
sign up to work on the general
committees. The events will be
held on the weekend of Oct. 21,
highlighted by the Saturday after-
noon clash between the Wolver-
ines and the Purdue Boilermakers.
Last year's Homecoming, "Ro-
man Rampage", was typical of
the annual programs.
Friday Opener
The central committee, headed
by Barbara Condon, '62, and Neil
Cohen, '62, plans to begin with a
TGIF celebration Friday after-
noon on the Diag, followed by a
pep rally at night. Both will fea-

ture campus and national per-
sonalities, as well as members of
the football team. Local talent,
both instrurental and vocal will
be provided.
The traditional Mudbowl game
will be played Saturday morning
on the lawn of Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon, between the SAE's and their
neighbors across the street, Phi
Delta Theta. The highlight of the
game is the halftime crowning of
the Mudbowl queen.
Meanwhile, judges will be view-
ing the displays and making their
Tug of War
The past six years have seen
a historic tug-of-war duel be-
tween Taylor and Gomberg
Houses, with the loser tasting the
icy waters of theHuron River. The
Diag will be the scene of the an-
nual St. Bernard chariot race be-
tween Brandy II of Delta Upsilon
and Major IV of Lambda Chi
The focal point of the entire
campus turns next to the spacious
Michigan Stadium where the rea-
son for all of the festivity will
materialize. Michigan will be hop-
ing to break a jinx of, two years'
standing - the loss of the Home-
coming contest. The Wolverines
lost to powerful Minnesota last
fall and Wisconsin the year be-
Display Winners
At halftime, display winners are
announced and the stadium turns
deathly quiet in eager anticipa-
tion. Last October, Allen Rumsey
won the men's residence hall tro-
phy with "Veni, Vidi, Vici," while
Theta Delta Chi took fraternity
honors with "Roman Justice."
Kappa . Delta won the affilated
women's award with "By Jove, the
Gods are with Us," and Jordon
Hall topped the residence halls
with "Let's Harness the Golden
Men's dispo!ys must be mechan-
ized in order to compete for the
trophy and engineering genius
plays as important a role as de-
Dance Finale
Saturday night, the weekend
will be, capped by 9. dance at the
Intramural Bldg. Homecoming
dances have traditionally featured
a top name band and other popu-
lar entertainers. Awards are pre-
sented at the dance, also.
Last year, a new contest was
added that Tau Kal pa Epsilon,
sponsors of the event, hope will
be continuel. The" nature of the
contest is implicit in its title,"Yel
Like Hell." Alpha Epsilon Pi and
Phi Mu teamed to win the honors.
Traditionally, Homeoomings
have had a mascot to go with the
theme. Last year, it was Flavius,
the regal Roman lion. This year?
Who knows?

VENT, VIDI VICI - The title proved prophetic for the men of Allen Rumsey who captured their
second top display award in three years.


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SLAVE SALE - One feature of last fall's Homecoming festivities was a slave sale in which the
labors of campus personalities were auctioned off as the ancient Romans did with their captives
in war. The Diag auction is one of the new events which are added as Homecoming activities
olverine Club Sponsors Card Section

Stimulating pep and.spirit for
Michigan football games is not
the only activity of the Wolverine
Club, but it is the most obvious.
Although the organization has{



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the broader purpose of "creating
an awareness of the spirit that
comprises the University," club
president Judith Caplan, '62, notes
the main project has been Block
M. Block M is the flashcard sec-
tion of the stadium which provides
a colorful half-time show in co-
ordination with the Marching
Band at all home football games.
The Block is made up of 1350 stu-
dents, primarily freshmen, who.
form patterns and designs by hold-
ing up various .olored cardboard
Follow Instructions
Following instructions from the
block chairman, .,the section
changes designs six times during
the show. Included among the
stunts are the traditional "Michi-
gan Speller" and a welcome to
the other team..
Students may sign up for the
Block M section during registra-
tion week. A charge of 50 cents is
made to cover the cost of each
member's individual packet cf
materials. All members of * the
Block become members of the
Wolverine Club automatically.
Pep Rallies
Pep rallies are another of the
Wolverine Club's functions. They
generally consist of a torchlight
parade to Ferry Field followed by

a program that includes cheers,
songs, presentation of players vud
coaches, the Marching Band and
other entertainment groups. Ral-
lies are climaxed by a huge non
Miss Caplan explains that spe-
cial entertainment is planned at
each of the four pep rallies this
fall. They will precede the UCLA,
Michigan State, Purdue and Iowa
games. An outdoor dance on the
tennis courts is scheduled at the
UCLA rally featuring a "Blues"
The Wolverine Club also provides
transportation and 'tickets to
away games by car caravan or
bus. This year, the Illinois game
will be attended by a caravan.
The All-Campus Sing is one of
the most popular club events. Held
on the Diag during orientation
week, the sing follows the Presi-
dent's welcome. It is a combina-
tion pep rally, campus mixer and
group sing. The Marching Band
and the cheerleaders will be on
hand as well.
One of the newest club projects
will be a football clinic on Wed-
nesday nights during the football
season. The clinic will feature
game movies and tips to spectators
on what to watch for in a game
and how the game is played.


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