THE MICHIGAN DAILY-
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TRADITION TO TV:
'House Spirit' Discussed
League to Exhibit Student Art
(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the sixth
in a seri s on the Michigan House
Plan of sidence halls.)
By JOHN DAVIES
Everything from house tradition
to television figured in dorm lead-
ers' explanations of the most im-
portant reasons why some resi-
dence halls have a lot of "house
spirit" and others have practically
Most commonly named reasons
given in an informal survey of
dorm leaders were house tradition,
quality of leaders and house gov-
ernments, size of the units and
rate of turnover of the residents.
. * *
"NO HOUSE can have good
spirit unless it has both active
leaders and something in its tradi-
tion-like a high athletic stand-
ing-for its members to be proud
of," the resident advisor of a West
Quadrangle house said.
Ray Litt, '52E, president of
Strauss House and the East
Quadrangle Council, felt that
the proper atmosphere in the
house was necessary for it to
be an active one.
"If a number of men partici-
pate in house activities, there is
a tendency for the others to do so
as well. And freshmen coming into
an active house assume that it's
'the thing to do'," Litt said.
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IF THE GROUP has something
in common to begin with - such
as being predominantly veterans.
or graduate students, as in Alice
Lloyd Halls' Palmer House - more
spirit is usually evidenced.
Activities the whole house can
participate in also seem to help
house spirit. An East Quad house-
mother, for instance, reported that
a television set has "helped the
men know each other."
And everybody seemed to agree
that there was a large element of
chance involved in forming "house
(NEXT-Plans and changes in the
Forty outstanding paintings by
college students will be on exhibit
today through May 8 in the second
floor lobby of the League.
The paintings which are being
shown here under the sponsorship
of the National Student Associa-
tion and the Inter-Arts Union,
were scheduled to appear last
Sunday, but the exhibition was
postponed due to delay in ship-
The forty paintings comprise an'
NSA showing which was first ex-
hibited at the national NSA con-
gress last August.
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Upwards of 1,000 high school
students will get a taste of col-
lege life today.
They will stream into Ann Arbor
from cities and towns as far as
150 miles away to take part in
the eighth annual University Day,
sponsored by the Michigan Union
in conjunction with the Univer-
* * *
THE DAY-LONG program of
tours, movies and open houses
will lead off with a program this
morning in Rackham Amphithea-
tre where the students will be wel-
comed by President Alexander G.
Ruthven and Provost James P.
Afterwards they will be taken,
on zuided tours covering Uni-
By ROSEMARY OWEN
The classical schottishe will re-
ceive a new twist when it is in-
corporated into the 'Fairy Frolic'
for the forthcoming Gilbert and
Sullivan Society's production of
Transforming the hopscotch
rhythms of this nineteenth cen-
tury Scotch folk dance to meet
the ethereal needs of a band of
Arcadia fairies has been the work
of Vivien Milan, '51SM.
* * *
"WE FOUND THAT the step,
step, step, hop schottishe routine
looked just like a fairy frolic when
executed by a group of chorines,"
So the 'Fairy Frolic' became
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INJECT NEW TWIST:
Iolanthe' Will Revive
Schottishe as 'Frolic'
series of Gilbert and Sullivan
versity buildings, classrooms and choreograpiric works.
residence halls, where they will
be given free meals. It will join ranks with the Pen-
zance Prance' which showed how
Fotal ove wl b honlasses of Queen Victoria's era
H In . in the Union Ballroom at 2:30 p.m. danced when they went wading in
C. and the League will hold open $the sea, and the 'Daphnephoric
housea hie, the rlstudents will Bound' which reached into the
nd 7-0362 have an opportunity to visit spots realm of the aesthetic to display
around campus on their own, and the dancing life of the ancient
ately they will be free to talk to direc- Greeks.
tors of admissions of various THE 'PRANCE' was created for
schools and colleges. "The Pirates of Penzance" and
Grads Eli rible
the 'Bound' for "Fatience" by
Jimmie Lobaugh, '51SM.
Ann Arborites will have their
first chance to view the 'Fairy
Frolic' when "Iolanthe" opens
May 12, at Pattengill Auditor-
Succeeding shows will be May
13, and a "Mother's Day" matinee
May 14. Tickets will be on sale
all next week in the Administra-
tion Bldg. and mail orders are
being accepted now.
They should be addressed to
the University Gilbert and Sulli-
van Society, care of Dean Rea,
1020 Administration Bldg. ac-
cording to Richard Webber, '52,
President Ruthven greeted 14
touring members of the West Ger-
man Bundestag yesterday before
the group explored the campus
and departments of individual
The Bundestag members are
here as part of a short tour of the
United States sponsored by the
Commission on Occupied Areas,
a private organization.
After a lunch at the Union and
a reception at the home of Prof.
James K. Pollock of the political
science department, they attend-
ed the opening May Festival con-
cert at Hill Auditorium.
The group will spend Friday
and Saturday in Detroit, return
here for a luncheon Sunday, and
depart Sunday night.
Jerry Helfenbein, '51, was elec-
ted president of the Wolverine
Club Tuesday night. Other offi-
cers elected include Corky Gib-
bon, '52, vice-president, Frank Mil-
ler, '53, treasurer, Joan Mintzer
'52, recording secretary, Virginia
Saray, '52, corressponding secre-
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