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tomecoming, Spring weekend Breaks Mo

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Early in October, paths of pa-
per, paint and chicken wire and
other display-building type ma-
terials can be detected in various
housing units. As the weeks roll
by, the paths become more distinct
and the reasons for their existence
becomes clear. Homecoming week-
end is approaching.
Housing groups have feverishly
worked to come up with an idea
for a display that may go all the
way to capture the Homecoming.
trophy. As the big weekend ap-
proaches, brawn is, turned to the
task of producing the idea ;in pa-
per, paint, chicken wire, and wood,
and paths of these materials lead-
ing to the work area appear auto-
Typically, fall class days seem
to last forever as they run their
slow course every week without
arousing much enthusiasm. And
then comes football Saturday. Nor-
mally, Saturdays hold an exciting
afternoon of the game and cheers
and hot dogs and the band. But
on Homecoming weekend, the ex-
citement and activity are multi-
plied so that, if old man weather

does not object too strenuously,
the results are generally happily
received by the campus.
Will Hold Mass Meeting
The theme for this fall's Home-
coming will be announced at a
mass meeting this month, 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. 26,
highlighted by the Saturday after-j
noon clash between the Wolver-
ines and the Minnesota Gophers
for the cherished Brown Jug.
The central committee, headed
by Charles Mann, '65, and Susan
Brockway, '65, plans to begin with
a big surprise event early Friday
afternoon, followed by a twist con-
test on the Diag where novelties
will be sold. On Friday evening, a
parade will begin on the Diag and
march to a Pep Rally at Ferry
Field. The Rally will feature one
of the originators of the Brown
Jug, as well as campus and na-
tional personalities, M i c h i g a n
alumni, and members of the foot-
ball team. Local talent, both in-
strumental and vocal, will be pro-

The traditional Mudbowl game
will be played Saturday morning
on the lawn of Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon, between the SAE's and their
neighbors, Phi Delta Theta. The
highlight of the game is the half-
time crowning of the Mudbowl
queen. The SAE team was victor-
ious over the hard-running Phi'
Delta Theta in last year's relatively
mudless mudbowl.
Judge Exhibits
Meanwhile, judges will be view-
ing the displays and making their
The past seven years have seen
a historic tug-of-war duel be-
tween Taylor and Gomberg Houses,
with the loser tasting the icy
waters of the Huron River. The
Diag will be the scene of the an-
nual St. Bernard chariot race be-
tween Brandy II of the Delta Up-
silon Fraternity and Major IV of
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Last
year was Brandy's second consecu-
tive year of victory. He was re-
warded by a large chunk of meat
fed to him by the representative
of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the sor-
ority cheering the DU's on.
An event initiated last year is

the Go-Cart Race. The twenty en-
tries from various sororities sped
around the "Heart" on the lawn of
Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity House.
The Delta Phi Epsilon entry driv-
en by Miss Janice Fine, '62, was
the winner.
Expect Victory
The focal point of the entire
campus , turns to the spacious
Michigan Stadium where the rea-
son for all of the festivity will
materialize. Michigan will be hop-
ing to repeat the victory of last,
year when they beat Purdue by a
score of 16-14. This victory broke
the two year jinx caused by losses
of the Homecoming game to Min-
nesota in 1960 and to Wisconsin
in 1959.
At halftime, display winners are
announced and the stadium turns
deathly quiet in eager anticipa-
tion. Last October, the grand prize
for the best Homecoming display
went to Theta Xi with their display
"If This Were the Only Fight."
Chi Psi won second prize in the
fraternity division with "Sticky
Wicket" and honorable mention
went to Kappa Sigma's "Can It Be:
Done." In the sorority division,
Kappa Delta won first place with
"Peace in the World or a World in
Peaces." Sigma Kappa won second
with "Hold that Line," and Alpha
Theta won honorable mention with
"(Iceland Special) ... Snow Pur-
Jordan Hall took first place in
the women's dormitory division
with "Let's Knock Purdue Cuckoo."
Couzens Hall is in second place
with "Michigan Fiestas While Pur-

due Siestas," and Betsy Barbour
won honorable mention w i t h
"Michigan Marches Victorious." In
the quad division, Allen Rumsey
House of West Quadrangle took
first place with "The Great
Sphinx." Huber House of South
Quad took second with "As the
Gods Fill," and Gomberg, also of
South Quad, won honorable men-
tion with "Brotherhood."
Mechanized Displays
Men's displays must be mechan-
ized in order to compete for the
trophy and engineering genius
plays. as important a role as dec-
Two years ago, the "Yell Like
Hell" Contest was added to Fri-
day night's festivities. The nature
of this contest is implicit in its
title. Last October the team of
Phi Beta Phi and Kappa."Sigma
took first place in this contest.
Kappa Alpha Theta yelling with
Alpha Tau Omega and the team of
Delta Phi Epsilon and Phi Sigma
Delta tied for second place.
Traditionally, the climax of the
weekend has been a large formal
dance. Homecoming dances usual-
ly featured a top name band and
other popular entertainers. Last
year, Bobby Christian and his Or-
chestra and the Highwaymen sup-
plied the entertainment. Awards
were also presented at this dance.
"This year the Homecoming
Committee will initiate a new
event to replace the traditional
Saturday night dance," Miss
Brockway, Central Committee co-
chairman, said.

SIC TRANSIT-Homecoming displays, even the best of them,
last but a short time, but the spirit of E Pluribus Unum brings
their creators together, often with prize-winning results. Quad
erat demonstrandum, above, for the men of West Quadrangle.



Spring Weekend, which co
but once every two years, Is 6t
this year.
Spring Weekend alternates '
Michigras in giving the Univer
the biggest safety-valve of any
lege in the country.
Held first in 1953, Spring We
end is co-sponsored by the Mic
gan Union and the Women's A
letic Association. All proce
which are sometimes as large
$38,000, go to charity.
'Jest in Time'
In 1961, the late April event.
as its unifying theme "Jest
Time." A parade from the Il
to Yost Field House began the I
tivities on a Friday afternoon.
A one-hour house-building
test was held for the first time
1961, adding more competitio'n
the big weekend. Boys, in femir
attire, were restricted to intel
decorations and the girls to he
At the end of the hour a
of sorts, had arisen out of the b
ren flatlands of Palmer Field,
Hold Skit Nite
Later that evening was Skit 1
which, as one might suspect,-l
rife with levity.
Canoe-racing, greased-pig c
ing, and merry-go-round corn-e
ing occupied the students' in
lectual capacities on Saturday a
Spring Weekend was clima
with an all-campus dance held
the Intramural Building. Boc
were constructed for the dance,
Sarah Vaughan supplied the m
Michigras Returns
Michigras, last held in late
ril, 1962, will return in 1964.
With a similar lack of ser
intent, other than therapeutical
leviation of suppressed lib:
Michigras 1962 was filled V
enough lotus blossoms -of eni
tainment to make almost any
forget, temporarily, their stud
and responsibilities.
A few mentally inhibited pec
indignantly protested the distri
tion and effective use of water
tols, but water prevailed. T
belts and white hats were also I
before the weekend.
Such returns to childhood pl
sures are common, yo-yos predc
inating the previous year.
Spectacular Parade
A spectacular parade, with
competing floats, preceded
main attraction at Yost F
House that evening.
Students build and run fl
and booths in competition.
overall theme is picked, which
this last Michigras was "Ad
Inside the big building, bar
screamed their attractions, mo
female, to naive passers-by. To
skilled went Michibucks, w
were 'traded in for prizes rang
from lubrication jobs to cashni
Outside, everyone proved ti
bravery by venturing on the s:
tacular rides.
The carnival, gambling, '
booths and skits continued
Saturday afternoon and even
climaxed by the announcemeni
the winners of the float and bo
A competition covers the w
weekend, be it Michigras or Sp
Weekend, with groups scraping
as many points as possible in
various events. The winners
the ones who scrape deepest.
No matter what the year, ti
versity students are guarant
"the biggest all-campus event a

MICHIGAN'S Wolverines-Michigan's'
famous Marching Band-The Victors-

EAR, EAR!-Activities during Spring Weekend festivities often.
reflect many of the favorite elements of that favorite season.
Sweet, fresh corn on the cob is one of them, and anything that,
brings a boy and girl together is sure to rank as another automatic
favorite. A contest which contains both of these together into.
one activity, such as seeling who can get through an ear of corn
faster, was one of last year's highlights.

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