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April 18, 1950 - Image 5

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Life Savers
Will Enroll
AtM Pool
Dive in, gang!
The annual Water Safety In-
structor's Course, conducted by the
Red Cross in conjunction with the
University, will begin Monday,
April 24 and last until May 5.
. Men and women students, as
well as townspeople, are eligible to
enroll, in the course provided they
are at least 19 years of age and
have a current senior life-saving
CLASSES WILL be under the
k direction of Edmund Haapanieni
of St. Louis. The fifteen hours of
instruction will be divided into
three Sour sessions on five dif-
ferent evenings during the two-
week period.
All swimming instruction will
take place at the Intramural
Approximately 100 persons en-
roll in the course each spring, said
Miss Fritzie E. Gareis, assistant
supervisor in the women's physi-
cal education department.
the course will be divided into two
groups, which will swim on dif-
ferent nights.
A mass meeting for all persons
interested in the course is slated
for 7:30 pm. Monday, April 24,
at the Intramural pool.
Preliminary instruction for the
course began last night and wilI
continue through Thursday eve-
ning at 7:30 p.m. at the Intra-
mural pool. Those planning to take
the course are advised to attend,
Miss Gareis said.
** *
THE COURSE provides an ex-
cellent preparation for camp work,
instructing life-saving classes, re-
creation and playground programs
and lifeguard jobs, Miss Gareis
Upon completion of the course,
students will receive an instruc-
tor's certificate from the Red
Coed Golfers
Will Organize
At WAB Today
Now that the putting green on
Palmer Field has at last shown its
head above the winter snow and
spring rain, women golfers are get-
ting together.
WAA's golf club, better known to
old members as the Pitch and Putt
Club, will organize for their spring
season at 4:30 pm. today in the
mnain lounge of the WAB.
THOSE COEDS who tried their
first game of golf over the holi-
days will perhaps be glad of an op-
portunity for some instruction in
the fundamentals of the game.
Other veteran women golfers
will also have an opportunity
during club meetings to smooth
out drives and other aspects of
the sport under the supervision
of Mrs. Hanley, club instructor.
Club members will be divided in-
to separate groups for both in-
struction and play. In this way

they will have a chance to meet
other enthusiasts and arrange
times to play on the University
* * *
EACH CLUB member should
have her own golf clubs or have
access to a set as the regular golf
classes make it difficult to obtain
clubs at the WAB.
Included in the spring season,
in addition to regular instruc-
tion and practice sessions on
Palmer Field, will be a play day'
for club members at the Uni-
versity golf course.
Marilyn Thisted, club manager,
has also planned a crazy putting
contest to be held at the final
party. At this time the high scor-
ers of the season will also be an-
Those women who are interested
in the club and unable to attend
the organizational meeting today
may call Miss Thisted, 23159.
Pledge Trainers
Present sorority.pledge train-
ers will meet at 5 p.m. today in
the League.

ENGAGED-Mr. and Mrs. Myral C. Ross of Ferndale have an-
nounced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Anne, to
Howard Stephenson, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Stephenson of
Kansas City, Missouri. Miss Ross is a junior in the School of
Business Administration and is a member of Delta Delta Delta.
Mr. Stephenson is a senior in the literary college and is affiliated
with Kappa Sigma. Wedding bells will ring for the couple a year
from this June.
Frosh Week-End Activities Take
Campus Spotlight in Springtime

WAA Notices
Michifish Club - The Tuesday
Night group will meet at 8:30 p.m.
today in the Union pool.
* * *
Coaches and Officials Club -
Members will hold regular meet-
ings at 5:10 p.m. Thursday on
Palmer Field or in the WAB if it
is raining.
* * *
Fencing Club - Tournament
play will be finished with a paty
to be held at 5:10 p.m. Thursday
in the WAB.
Softball Club - Membership is
still open to interested women.
Those who wish to join may at-
tend club meetings from 4 to 5:30
p.m. on Palmer Field. The club
meets in Barbour Gym on rainy
Riding Club - Members are
still welcome to join the club. Each
member rides once a week at Golf-
side Stables and may join by con-
tacting Patricia Gullberg, 22543.
* * *
Tennis Club - Intermediates
will meet at 5:1.0 p.m. today, ad-
vanced players at 5:10 p.m. to-
morrow and beginners at 5:10 p.m.
Monday at the WAB, regardless
of the weather.
* * *
The softball tournament will be-
gin this week with the following
games being played:
Tuesday at 5:10 p.m. - Gamma
Phi Beta III vs. Angell I; Mosher
II vs. Alpha Delta Pi I; Pi Beta
Phi III vs. Barbour II; Stockwell
V vs. Newberry II; at 7 p.m. -
Jordan III vs. Stockwell VII; Al-
pha Chi Omega I vs. Stockwell
IX; Chi Omega III vs. Hinsdale
III; Jordan I vs. Stockwell VIII..
Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. - Alpha
Gamma Delta II vs. Stockwell X;
Kleinstueck II vs. Mary Markley;
Gamma Phi Beta I vs. Delta Zeta;
Chi Omega IV vs. Kappa Kappa
Gamma IV; at 7 p.m. - Stockwell
XIII vs. Couzens II; Stockwell XIV
vs. Newberry III.
Thursday at 5:10 p.m. - Gam-
ma Phi Beta II vs. Alpha Delta
Pi II; Kappa Delta II vs. Stock-
well XVI; Hinsdale I vs. Alpha
Epsilon Phi; Kappa Delta I vs.
Alpha Omicron Pi III; at 7 p.m. -
Stockwell XVIII vs. Alpha Kappa
Alpha I; Henderson House vs. Chi
Omega II; Jordan VI vs. Stockwell
The starred team is responsible
for the bases; the opposing team
is responsible for the basket with
the rest of the equipment.
New Rules Allow
Coeds Preference
On Tennis Courts
"Women students will have pre-
ference at all times" on Palmer
Field Tennis Courts, Dr. Laurie
E. Campbell, acting head of the
women's physical education de-
partment, has announced.
Because of the lifting of the fee
for tennis play by the Board in
Control of Athletics, a number of
rules have been set down by the
department for use of the courts,
Dr. Campbell explained.
Women only will be permitted to
play between 1 and 6 p.m. on Mon-
day through Thursday.
At all other times the following
order of preferences will apply: 1)
women, singles or doubles; 2) coed,
singles or doubles; 3) men, singles
or doubles.


Freshmen may be green, but
that doesn't keep them from set-
ting the campus' on its ear with
their second annual presentation
of Frosh Week-End!
Given their first opportunity at
making upperclassmen sit up and
take notice last year, the members
of the class of '52 put on a Frosh
Week-End that really made its
mark in campus activities.
* * *
IT ALL STARTED last year
when the members of the Pan-
hellenic and Assembly boards put
two and two together and came up
with the right answer to the prob-
lem of orienting freshmen into the
whys and ways of League func-
For too long, newcomers to
the University had gone around
in a daze wondering just how
and when upperclassmen ever
became acquainted with the ob-
stacles of putting on a class pro-
The juniors had a play, the
jumping JGP, and the sophomores
Ticket sales for the Frosh
Week-End Maize Team dance,
Saturday, April 29, will begin
at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the
League Union and at the En-
gine Arch.
There will be a special sur-
prise treat for each ticket buy-
had their cavorting Cabaret, but
just what could the freshmen do?
THIS PROBLEM confronted the
members of Assembly and Pan-
hellenic when they met to decide
the frosh's future.
After much discussion and de-
bate, the idea of Frosh Week-
End was conceived. The proof of
the pudding came last year
when the first week-end was at-
With the two central committees
selected, one for each team, the
fun began. After deciding to ac-
cept toge familiar maize and blue
as their respective names, each;
team then solicited members for
its various committees.
SINCE EACH TEAM was to pre-
sent their dance on a differentj
night of the week-end, this neces-
sitated twice as many energetic
frosh as normally would be used.
On their respective nights, the
teams presented their own floor-
show and dance and for which
they had their own publicity and
tickets, and programs.
The teams were judged on a ba-
sis of points for decorations, floor-
shows, programs and tickets de-
sign, and dues collected from the
class members.
WHEN IT CAME TO the ques-
tion of decorations, a startlingly
different system was arranged.
The ballroom would be decorated
for both nights by both the maize
and blue teams.
Each group decorated one half

l lic higr A ria1Ne a r

of the ballroom according to the
theme of its dance.
Thus it was, that one half of the
ballroom was a complete "Commo-
tion in the Ocean", the Maize
members theme, while the blues
Ticket sales for the Frosh
Week-End Blue Team dance,
Friday, April 28, will begin at 8
p.m. Thursday in the Adminis-
tration Building and in the
The Blue Team Stunts and
Skits Committee will meet at 5
p.m. today in the League.
really let the jacks and queens run
loose with their "Dueces Wild."
MANY A MIND was puzzled by
the thought of just what the
freshmen were coming to, when
each team broke its respective
A public funeral was held by
the blues for the maize members
one sunny noon right in the
middle of the Diag. The maize
retaliated by proving they were
very much alive and fishing for
goldfish on the steps of the
main library.
Then too, the campus became
slicker mad when the yellow out-
fits overwhelmed the campus by
raising commotion, not in the
ocean, but on the diagonal.
CLIMAX TO THE big campaign
came when the two teams held a
rip roaring tug-of-war at 2 p.m.
in the middle of the campus one
bright and sunny day.
It wasn't so bright, though,
after the blues showed up with
water pistols with which they
thoroughly soaked the flour car-
ried by the commotion raisers.
Peace reigned again when the
week-end finally drew to a close
finish with the blue team's
'Deuces Wild" winning out over
the maize by a score of 199 to 190.
This year, the class of '53 is fev-
erishly working out the final plans
for their presentation of the fabu-
lous Frosh Week-end.
The blue team hopes to have the
whole campus watching when they
"Watch the Birdie," while the
maize members will feature their
friend "Maizie" in a return to the
good old "Flapper Daze."

Carnival7 Ou
RPRval ,
To Shatter
All -Records
Hundreds Join in
Preparing Fete
Two full days of sure-fire fun-
making are guaranteed when the
1950 " Michigras hits campus Fri-
day and Saturday.
More than 500 students from
every section of campus are join-
ing their talents in the gigantic
carnival, spear-headed by a Cen-
tral Committee which is out to
break all records set by preceding
Michigras since the first perform-
ance in 1904.
WITH ITS many rides, games,
shows and refreshment booths
concentrated in and around Yost
Field House, Michigras promises
bigger and better entertainment
for the 20,000 people expected to
attend this year, according to Jan
Olivier, '50, and Bill Peterson, '50
BAd, general co-chairmen of the
massive event.
Mainstays of the carnival, the
44 booths which will fill Yost
Field House clear to the bal-
conies, are now being brought to
perfection by the various cam-
pus organizations which sponsor
and man them.
While each has its basis in stan-
dard side show and fair amuse-
ments, the students have put their
learning to use in developing the
shows far above carnival stan-
trend is the Delta Kappa Epsilon
booth, at which contestants will
try to shave a lathered balloon
without bursting it with the
straight edge razor.
Williams House will present
the public with a Human Pin
Ball game, with residents sub-
stituted for loop-holes into
which the customer throws the
For more violent sport, there is
The - hchigan Daily's booth,
"Throw Rocks at them Dirty
Communists," at which ball-
throwers will get a chance to hit
a disc which dumps alternating,
oft-accused, senior staff members
off a swing into a vat of water
dir*ctly below.
SPECTATOR entertainment
this year will reach a new high,
in the many elaborate show
booths, some of which are pictured
on this page.
Michigras will go Broadway in
the Kappa Delta - SAE show,
"North Atlantic," a Midwestspar-
ody on the New York hit, complete
with shampoos, songs and dances.
K.D.'s play the sailors while the
nurses' corps will be portrayed by
S.A.E. 's.
Horror shows also abound, in
greater strength than ever.
ZBT will turn its efforts to
showing what goes on "Behind
the Iron Curtain." Chi Phi will
make it easy for the thrill-seek-
er; he will be carried on a sedan
chair for a gruesome trip
through the forbidden mysteries
of Darkest Africa.
The Wacks Works of Phi Sigma

Delta will reputedly lay bare to
all attendant the medieval tor-
ture devices used by the Univer-
As relief from such harrowing
sights, carnival-goers can seek
rest in numerous refreshment
booths: the elaborate German
root beer garden; Alpha Chi
Omega's fire-water counter, where
girls do a Western can-can on the
bar; and Gamma Phi's hot-dog
stand, where customers will be
treated to a lavish slice of harem
* * *
COMPLETING the attractions
will be pie - throwing booths,
weight-guessing, strength-testing,

EXPOSEE-Night life in the Rue Pigalle is bared in Martha Cook's Michigras booth. Rehearsing
for the bold exposition are Apache dancers Mary Ann Kulas (left forground) and Mary Jine In-
man. Standing ready in the rear are can-can girls (left to right) Mary Ann Detzer, Sue Mock, Diana
Guerin and Lois Patterson. Also featured will be a French chanteuse. "We'll expose a lot more than
French night life," Deora Nelson, booth chairman, predicted.

CHOOSING THE BOOTY-Michigras Central Committee members select some of the prizes which
will be given in return for "Michibucks." The coveted notes will be won by carnival-goers at the vari-
ous game booths. Gifts ranging from balloons to electric clocks will stock the prize distribution
booth this year. Looking over some possibilities are (left to right) John Baum, general publicity
chairman; Jan Olivier and Bill Peterson, general co-chairman; and Jean Ileidgen, prizes co-chair-

a Kissometer to measure heat gen-
eration, horse-racing, and live
Outside, mechanical rides will
operate in Ferry Field. Already
selected are a full-sized ferris
wheel, merry-go-round, tilt-a-
whirl, and roloplane, with two
kiddiesrides for the younger cus-
All will run throughout the two
evening performances and the
April 22 kiddie matinee, while the
booths will be closed during the
afternoon show.
Rounding out the entertain-
ment, a free show-professional
high wire artists-will be featured
far above the fun-seekers in the
field house.
* * *
TO SET the gala week-end off
on a rousing start, the Michigras
Circus Parade will be held on the
afternoon of April 21. The entour-
age will contain floats entered by
more than 50 organizations, with
its center theme "Comic Capers."
Two winners of the kiddie beau-
ty contest will lead the parade as
Li'l Abner and Daisy Mae, along
with several marching bands.


A Daily Photo Feature


Story by Fran Ivick
Pictures by Alan Reid

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