T HE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY. APRIL 20, 1949
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FRIDAY NIGHT, 7:30:
Gala Tradition of Michigras
Is Long, Varied and Colorful
George fHouser To Talk on.
Non -usiei R I RelatuofS
By FREDI WINTERS
MICHIGRAS - circus, country
fair, midway, carnival, side show,
and just plain fun -- all rolled
This year's Michigra$, which
A two-day conference for ac-
counting employers, sponsored by
the School of Business Adminis-
tration, will get under way at 9
a.m. today in the Rackham Build-
The opening session, entitled
"What Employers Think About
the ,Present Curricula" will be led
by Prof. Robert L. Dixon of the
business administration school.
Delegates will lunch at the
.eague, and return to their con-
ference rooms at 2 pm. for a ses-
sion on "What Employers Can Do
To Help the College."
Speakers at a dinner for the
elegates will be J. Harold Stew-
art, vice-president of the Ameri-
can Institute of Accountants and
Provost Adams of the University.
The conference will conclude
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will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in
Yost Field House, and will con-
tinute on Saturday night, is the
latest in a long line of campus
The semi-annual affair began
back in 1901 and received its first
official name in 1905 when it was
dubbed theCounty Fair. The $4,-
000 profit was used to purchase
land for the Michigan Union
Seemingly the campus wasn't
carnival-minded for quite a while,
for the event wasn't held again
until 1924. This time funds went
towards the Union swimming pool.
Every little pop-corn ball helped.
The WAA carried on the tradi-
tion from 1927-37. A bang-up
Penny Carival in 1927 contribut-
ed half its proceeds to the League
fund, and sure enough, in 1928 we
had the League.
Then in 1937 the carnival was
given the title Michigras, spiffed
up, enlarged and presented in
Yost Field House for the first time.
Part of the proceeds provided the
needed push for the men's dorm
building committee, and the rest
of the funds were earmarked for
the women's swimming pool.
1939 - another big year with
Michigras contributing to the
band, glee club, WAA, and Student
Good Will Fund.
Michigras went into retirement
during the war years, but re-ap-
peared in 1946 bigger and brighter
than before as Michelodeon.
Rae Keller and Keith Jordan,
co-chairmen of the 1948 Michigras
promise that this year will be "the
best ever." Proceeds will go to the
women's swimming pool and the
Fresh Air Camp.
STUDENT DESK LAMPS
111 S. Fourth Street
'Ensian - Meeting of tryouts
and business staff. 5 p.m.
Radio - German Series, 5:45
IZFA - Rabbi Morris Adler, 8
p.m., Hillel Foundation.
AVC -- Business and prograi i
meeting, forum on political par-
ties, 7 p.m., Union.
Freshman Public Speaking Con-
test - 3 p.m., Rm. 4203, Angell
Water Safety Instructors Course
- 7:30 p.m., Intramural Build-j
Expectant Fathers - Discus-
sion Group, 7:30 p.m., Child,
Student Recital - Mary Jane
Albright, soprano, 8:30 p.m.,
Rackham Assembly Hall.
Michigras Central Committee-
Meeting, 4:30 p.m., League.
Toledo Club - Meeting, 7:15
Young Republicans -- Meeting,
7:30 p.m., League.
State Theatre-"I Walk Alone,"
1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Michigan Theatre - "Voice of
the Turtle," 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 p.m.
Deutscher Verein-Student and
faculty skits, 8 p.m., Union.
A.Ph.A. - Student Branch Meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m. Rm. 300 Chem-
Representatives of Houses Spon-
soring Michigras Booths - Meet-
ing, 5 p.m., Union.
George Houser. author and lec-
turer, will speak on "Non-violence
in Race Relations" at 7:30 p.m. to-
day in Lane Hall.
Houser is continuing a.tour
which has taken him across the
country explaining a non-violent,
direct action approach to race
tension. He ie being sponsored by
SRA, IRA and Inter-Guild.
An ordained Methodist minis-
ter'. Houser's work has been ex-
clusively in the field of race rela-
tions for the past few years. At
present he is co-secretary of the
Racial-Industrial Department of
the National Fellowship of Rec-
onciliation and executive secre-
tary of the Congress of Racial
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Houser is the author of "Eras-
ing the Color Line" and several
magazine articles on race rela-
tions, labor problems and prison
reform. Last year he and a com-
panion tested the effect of a Su-
preme Court dscision on Jim Crow
segregation laws in a trip through
the upper South. Their experi-
ences were published in a booklet
entitled, "We Challenge Jim
Little To Give
"The Public and Cancer," a talk
by Dr. Clarence Cook Little will
be given at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in
the Rackham Lecture Hall instead
of today as announced in Sun-
Dr. Little, who is director of the
Jackson' Memorial Laboratory at
Bar Harbour, Me. and a former
University president, is noted for
his work in cancer research. One
of his studies involved the inherit-
ance of susceptibility or non-sus-
ceptibility to cancer. He is author
of "Civilization Against Cancer."
He served as University presi-
dent here from 1925-'29, coming
here from the University of Maine
where he was also president.
Here Thurisda y
Harold C. Dent Will
Talk on Education
Harold C. Dent, editor of the
London Times Educational Sup-
plement, will address University
audiences in a series of three talks
"Secondary Education for All-
Britain's Experiment," will be the
subject of his public talk at 7:30
p.m., Kellogg Auditorium.
Dent will speak to high school
advisers at the Planning Confer-
ence of the Michigan Inter-Schol-
astic Press Association, which will
meet from 1:30 to 7 p.m. in the
He will address journalism
students in the afternoon on
"British Journalism Today."
Mr. Dent has been with - the
Times since 1940. Previous to that
he worked with boys' clubs and
was a teacher for 15 years. He is a
graduate of London University.
An advocate of reform which
found expression in the British
Education Act, 1944, he has writ-
ten four books on education.
His talk is under the sponsor-
ship of the journalism school in
cooperation with the School of
16 pages of Rose Bowl. 'Enslan.
LOCAL DISC JOCKEY SIGNS TO DONATE BLOOD-LeRoy
White, local disc jockey is shown being registered to donate blood
to the Red Cross Blood Bank, which is conducting its local cam-
paign Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Student contributors
will receive two free tickets to local showings of "State of the
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Student Blood-Donors Will Get
Pair, of .Free Movie Tickets
NSA Plans Work
A special meeting for all stu-
dents interested in attending an
NSA European Work Project will
be held in a few days.
The exact time ofythe meeting
will be announced as soon as ap-
plication blanks and complete de-
tails concerning all trips arrives.
The University NSA chapter has
wired to central offices handling
the summer programs in an at-
tempt to secure complete infor-
mation for the many students who
have expressed an interest in
working abroad this summer.
A pair of free tickets to the
movie "State of the Union" will
be presented to every student
who donates blood to the Red
Cross Blood Bank to be held here
Don't get excited, the carillon
tower is not collapsing.
Contrary to rumors circulating
around campus since late last
week, the Burton Memorial tower
is still planted firmly in the'
ground behind Hill Auditorium,
University building department
officials said yesterday.
The rumors began when work-
ers started to take out a partition
in one of the rooms of the tower.
The vibrations, felt throughout
the building, gave rise to stories
that one wall of the building was
in danger of collapsing.
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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
according to Gerald H. Hoag,
manager of the Michigan Thea-
Donations will be made at the
Armory o n Wednesday a n d
Thursday from 1-3 p.m. and Fri-
day from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.,
with Wednesday set aside as Stu-
Coeds who wish to donate
blood may sign up at the Under-
graduate Office in the League,
and men may register at the Stu-
dent Office in the Union. Regis-
trations are also being taken in
the lobby of the Michigan Thea-
tre, and tickets for the picture
will be distributed at the Armory.
Students must be over 18 to give
blood and must have the written
permission of their parents if un-
The purpose of the drive is to
collect blood that will be made into
plasma and distributed free of
charge to all those who need it.
.A derivative of blood is also
used in the prevention and cure of
measles, a disease which is the
cause of numerous child deaths.
This derivative will be distributed
by the State Health Department.
Last year people in Washtenaw
County contributed only 15 per
cent of the blood that was used in
local hospitals. The deficit was
made up by the Red Cross.
Approximately 500 delegates are
expected to convene at the Uni-
versity Friday through Saturday
for a World Government College
Forum sponsored by the local
United World Federalists chap-
Invitations to the conference
have been accepted by over 50
schools including Ohio State, Uni-
versity of Chicago, Iowa State,
Bradley College, Wayne, Michigan
State and Albion.
Delegates from Pershing, Denby,
Royal Oak and Ann Arbor high
schools will also take part in the
The conferees hope to create a
better understanding of the prob-
lem of world government by giv-
ing it thorough consideration in
its forums, panel discussions, and
Prof. Preston Slosson of the his-
tory department will act as hon-
orary chairman of the forum, and
Irwin Robinson coordinating
Seven in County
Six traffic accidents in Washte-
naw County over the weekend re-
sulted in injuries to seven persons,
one of them a University student.
Mack Ferguson, 28, of the
School of Music, was treated at
the Health Service for minor
shoulder and knee injuries Sun-
day after the bicycle on which he
was riding was hit by a taxicab.
Ferguson was riding the bike
without a light, according to po-
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