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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

S DA:. APRIL 25. 1948

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Goal of $2,000
EasilySurpassed
Another Roaring Michigras weekend has become a kaleidoscopic
memory of the minds of 13,000 carnival visitors and WAA swimming
pool fund and the University Fresh Air Camp are each $1,000 richer.
From the moment the Michigras mile-long parade got under
way Friday through to Midnight when the carnival's fifty comic,
mysterious and inviting booths closed, the big weekend was a spar-
kling success.- The goal of $2,000 in profits for the charities was
easily surpassed according to early unofficial estimates.
Everyone, everywhere, had a great time. That included President
Alexander G. Ruthven who had to out-hustle the proverbial one-
armed paperhanger-when he took his two small grandchildren
Sandra, six years old, and Alex, four years old, to the annual
carnival.
Dr. Ruthven declared that he hoped he had maintained the
record he set last year of selling more apples than any other
faculty member. As we go to press, the race is close and the final
details on who dumped the most spys was not available.
Promptly at closing time, the giant searchlight which swept
Ann Arbor's sky a la Hollywood premier was turned off.
But the story of the 1948 Michigras is not all over for the
hundreds that contributed to its great success. The tired and fun-
worn boosters must tear down the booths, the signs and the decora-
tions before 2 p.m. today.

BIKINI KIDS PARADE - No they're not fugitives from the A-Bomb, just Phi Gamma Delta fraternity men swinging
down State St. with their prize-winning float during the Michigras parade. Later this husky crew copped another
first prize for their booth in the Field House. They spent most of the evening carrying delighted small fry around
the field house in their radio-active sedan chairs.

DEVILISH DOINGS-Here come the Sig Ep's, spurred on by old Satin himself
perched aton a smoking rock in the nether regions. The mile-long parade,
designed to promote the annual Michigras carnival, wound through Ann Arbor
streets Friday afternoon to attract thousands of festive spectators.

WARTIME CARNIVAL-Here's a picture of the war-time version
of Michigras which we discovered in our files. Called Michelodean,
the war-time events also turned profits over to worthy causes.
Evidently Michelodean was hard-hit by the gas shortage, having
to resort to horse and buggy for motive power during its parade.
MICHIGRAS. PHOTOS
COURTESY ANN ARBOR NEWS

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]APPA CUTIES-Here are just a. few of the scantily clad coeds who graced numerous floats in
the giant parade. Kappa Kappa Gamma gals here draw admiring whistles from male wolves among
the spectators. Mother Nature called off the rain at the last minute and sent the sun out to
keep the lasses from shivering.

CROWD GATHERS-Here's just a portion of the onlookers who viewed the Michigras parade
Friday. Thousands of spectators were treated to numerous floats, two bands, clowns galore, and
all the pageantry which combined to make this year's Michigras "the best ever."

TRUCK PARTS SENT TO SIR ALAN:
Prof._Lloyd Helps Brother Rescue Sick Cows in India

By DICK ARNESEN
The story of a broken-down
1930 Whippet truck, British roy-
alty, dying cows in India, and
TWA's far-flying aircraft are
strangely linked together in an
East meets West "SOS" and res-
cue mission.
It began some 20 years ago in
Delhi, India, when Lady Lloyd,
wife of Sir Alan Lloyd, a retired
British government official, and
brother of Prof. H. R. Lloyd of
the Engine School organized there
a branch of the Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Along in 1930 the S.P.C.A. con-
verted a Whippet truck, early ad-
venture of the Willys-Overland
Corp. to an animal ambulance.

The main function of the re-
furbished Whippet was to cart off
sick and dying cows left along In-
Sdia's roadways by followers of the
Hindu faith, whose religion for-
bids the killing of the "sacred
cow."
As bad luck would have it. the
chain-driven Whippet cashed in
its chips just as the dead-cow
season was approaching. Sir Alan
wrote hastily to his brother, Prof.
Lloyd, asking for the worn-out
parts.
Sir Alan wanted quick action as
he and Lady Lloyd were soon to
leave India permanently, and as a
parting gesture, the faithful Whip-
pet had to be reconditioned to
carry on the work.

"The day after I got the letter,"
said Lloyd, in an accent as English
as a Harris Tweed, "I went down
to the Willys man in town, and
you know, I had the most ex-
trawd'n'ry good luck. Who should
come in but the Willys parts man.
Well sir, I handed the whole busi-
ness over to him and he told me
he'd try to do something for us."
Prof. Lloyd receivea the much
needed-parts about a week later
from the Toledo warehouse along
with a note saying that it was the

last set of its kind. The bill wasj
$28.00
Arriving at theyWillow Run
TWA offices, Lloyd discovered
that he could send the parcel of
iron "plasma" to the ailing Whip-
pet for $24.90 ... almost what he
had paid for it.
No word concerning the Whip-
pet's recovery has been sent from
Delhi as yet, but lack of frenzied
cables for more parts leads us to
assume that Whippet is back in
harness . . . answering the call of
India's stricken cows.

Co-Op Speech
To Be Given
Jerry Voorhis, executive secre-
tary of the Cooperative League of
the United States, will give two
talks on co-op organization here
Tuesday.
The first, "Trends in Coopera-
tive Organization of American
Business" is at 3 p.m. in Rackham
Lecture Hall. Voorhis will speak
informally on current problems
and activities of the cooperative
movement at 7:45 p.m. in Rack-
ham Assembly Hall.
Only several hundred 'Ensians
left.

ACROSS THE iATLANTIC:
NSAOpens Mail Exchange.
American and European stu- has names and addresses of stu-
dents will be given an opportunity
to exchange ideas via mail under dents in Poland, France, all four
an NSA International correspon- occupation zones of Germany,
dence program. Russia and other countries.
The National Students Associa- Names and addresses of foreign
tion has contacted foreign stu- students, and further information
dents who are anxious to write on the project can be obtained by
to Americans. At present NSA calling Dick Cortwright at 2-4591.

Clothini g Drive
Clothing for Europeans may
still be left at the various collec-
tion points on campus, Seymour
Goldstein, chairman of the Uni-
versity Famine Committee, said
yesterday.
Truck pick-up from sororities,
fraternities and dormitories is
scheduled for tomorrow and
Tuesday, according to Goldstein.

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Congregational-Disciples Guild:
Meet at 6 p.m. at the Congrega-
tional Church for supper. "The
Bomb that Fell on America," a
dramatic presentation, will be giv-
en.
Lutheran Student Association:
Meet at 5:30 p.m. at Zion Luther-
an Parish Hall. Supper at 6 p.m.
followed by Mr. Richard Stock, of
the Ann Arbor Family Service,
who will speak on "Marriage."
Unitarian Student Group: Meet
for a snack supper at 6:30 p.m.
There will be a group discussion
on "What is the Real Threat to
Democracy?"
Willow Village Church Fellow-
ship: Divine Worship, 10:45 a.m.
Sermon, "And Being Assembled
Together." Nursery and Primary
Church School at church hour.
Altar committee meeting at 12:30
p.m. Executive Committee meeting
at 8 p.m. at the Library of Uni-
versity Community Center.

ing, 8 p.m., Mon., April 26, Michi-
gan Union. The meeting is in-
tended to be a follow-up feature
of the World Government College
Forum. Refreshments. The pub-
lic is invited.
Willow Run AVC meeting Mon.,
April 26, 8 p.m., West Lodge. Open
meeting, special speaker.
Sigma. Rho Tau, Engineering
Stump Speakers' Society, Meeting
Tues., April 27, 7 p.m., Michigan
Union. Impromptu Contest Fin-
als, Raconteur Contest Prelimin-
aries, and Circle Training.
I.Z.F.A., Tues., April 27, 8 p.m.,
Nomination of officers for next
term. Talk on Chalutzim. Also
"Day in Dagania," color film nar-
rated by Maurice Samuels. Song
and Dance group at 7:30 p.m. All
welcome.
Annual French Play: Le Cercle
Francais will present: "Les Cor-

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