THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By JUDITH OPPENHEIM
Hurry! Hurry! Step right up!"
re we are outside the field house.
is year there is a bigger crowd
an ever for Michigras: more
oths, more colors, more prizes,
Michigras began before springE
cation when everyone was bub-
ng over with ideas for booths.
scheme seemed too wild to be
lhe original brainstorming ses-
ns were followed by drawing a 4w
ailed plan of the booths, an!
imation of construction costs,'
d a complete diagram, all of
ich were presented to the.
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Fun, Frolic for Everyone
From 7 p.m. till 1 a.m. tonight
and tomorrow night Yost Field
House will be the scene of Michi-
gras, referred to by Life Magazine
as the biggest college weekend on
To Our Youth (TOY) is the
theme of Michigras 1960, and it
will be carried out with noise, color
and excitement by thirty booths
representing the work of sixty
houses, sororities and fraternities.
Booths such as Pablum Panic,
T.G.I.F. (Toys 'n' Golf, It's Fun),
Space War, Fantasia, Babe'lin-
quency, Hurl-A-Hoop, The Old
Swimming Hole, and Every Child
Needs An Outlet will be seen. Pat-
rons have an opportunity to test
their aptitudes at running rail-
roads, throwing pablum, dunking
beautiful girls, and other practi-
Those who succeed will win
Michibucks, legal tender for prizes
ranging from cashemere sweaters
to free lubrication jobs for cars.
After the profits from the carni-
val are totalled, each booth will
receive a certain percentage of its
initial investment back in rebate,
depending upon how much money
it took in. After that, the profits
will be donated to charity. In 1958
Michigras gave $38,000 to charity.
It is hoped that the 1960 contri-
bution will be still larger.
Harvey Lapides and Joanne
Machalski, '60, Michigras central
C o m m i t t e e co-chairmen, hope
that the entire campus will poin
them in a fun-filled salute "To
Zichigras Central Committee for
Some of the booths were elimi-
ated. For those surviving, the
'ork was just beginning. The
esigns which looked so neat and
recise on paper had to be plan-I
ed and worked out to the small-
Last Wednesday before Michi-
ras classrooms, libraries, and the
ilag, were mysteriously deserted.
Carpenters, electricians, dis-
acted Central Committee mem-
ers, and bleary-eyed booth chair-j
ien ran everywhere screaming
rders, directing maneuvers, hold-1
ig their breath. No one ate. No
ne studied. No one slept for a
eek, but at last the job was done.
The booths are now up, and as
he last pre-fabricated wall was
et in place, the resulting joy and
lief are enough to supply en-
rgy to keep these weary people
oing through the last big test-
STEP RIGHT UP-Michigras is finally here with parades, floats,
boots, and fun for all. Step right up...
TWO YEARS AGO-Students were amazed by the 1958 Michigras. Reports indicate that this year's Michigras should be the best yet.
More people are participating, more effort has been expendef', and more people are expected to attend.
JUDGES REVIEW CARNIVAL:
To Award Prizes For Top Three Booths Tonight
2:45 Parade Begins
4:00 Reaches Campus
7:00 - 1:00 a.m. Carnival
10:00 - 5:30 Kiddie Carnival
7:00 - 1:00 Regular Carni-
val at Yost Field House.
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The Judging for Michigras
booths in Yost Field House will
begen at 7:30 tonight.
The booths have been divided
into three categories: Skill; Re-
freshments; and Entertainment.
Each judge has been assigned one
category and will review ten'
The judges for the Skill booths
are: Chalmers Elliott of the phys-
ical education department; John
Bingley, assistant dean of men;
and Leonard Zamaska, of the Col-!
lege of Architecture and Design.
Judges for the Refreshment
booths are: Miss Gertrude Mul-
hollan, assistant dean of women;
William Batt, of the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce; and Mr.
Irvin Kaufman of the College of
Architecture and Design.
J u d g i n g the Entertainment
booths are: Miss Elizabeth Leslie,
assistant dean of women; Richare
Jennings, of the College of Archi-
tecture and Design; and Mr. Jim
Bob Stephenson, of the speech de-
A total of 100 points will be
To Donate Profits
To Charity Funds
In keeping with the theme To
Our Youth, the profits from this
year's Michigras carnical will be
donated to charities working on
research, prevention, and cure of
Pending the approval of the
Women's Association and the
Union Board of Directors, the fol-
lowing list of charities has been
submitted by the Michigras Cen-
The Fresh Air Camp; the Mus-
cular Distrophe Foundation; the
Multiple Sclerosis Fund; and the
fund for combatting childhood
awarded in each category based
on the following criteria: General
Appearance: 30 per cent: effect-
ive use of allotted space, five
points; quality of workmanship,
10 points; overall attractiveness,
10 points; appearance that booth
required full house participation,
Appeal To Public
Appeal to Public, 30 per cent:
variety of appeal, five points;
successful amount of audience en-
thusiasm, seven points; spirit and
enthusiasm of booth operators,
eight points; Judges' personal
opinion, 10 points.
Relationship To Theme
Relationship to Theme, 15 per
cent: effectiveness of title, five
points; activity's relationship to
theme, five points; booth's rela-
tion to theme, five points.
Originality, 15 per cent: orig-
inality of presentation, 10 points;
original slant on Michigras theme,
Carnival Spirit, 10 per cent:
booth's appropriateness to carni-
val, five points; activity's approp-
riateness to spirit, five points.
Within each division a first
prize, second prize, and honorable
mention will be awarded to the
three booths with the highest
total of points.
At 9 a.m. tomorrow the judges
will choose among the three top
booths in each category for the
one booth with the best general
appearance. A prize will also be
awarded to the booth selling the
most tickets. However, the vol-
ume of sales is expected to be so
great that it would be nearly im-
possible to count the tickets by
The tickets will therefore be
weighed in sealed containers and
the prize will be awarded to the
booth whose tickets weigh the
most. Tickets will be counted only
if the results are extremely close.
HARD WORK FOR A CAUSE-Several houses, fraternities and sororities have been working dili-
gently so that this year's Michigras will be great. The proceeds are going to charity.
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