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NSA To Expand Travel Services

ON THE 50-YARD LINE-Making 97,239 Michigxn fans happy is no easy matter and with ticket
manager Don Weir it is a full time job. Every one wants to know why they aren't sitting on the 50
yard line.
Here Weir is going over one of the thousand and one difficulties that must be handled before
each game with his staff. Selling tickets is a full time job that usually begins with the end of the
last game of the season for the next year.
In addition to ticket woes, Weir handles the hiring of 800 ticket takers and ushers; also ar-
ranges for the Boy Scouts who help out at the Saturday events.

Weeks of Work Involved
In Saturdayof Football
The last cheer-weary fan has barely left the stands after a Mich-
igan home football game when the Athletic Department staff which
makes possible these colorful Saturdays begins preparing for the
next one.
Saturday night after the Minnesota game, workers like Mrs.
Gertrude Shoemaker, concessionaire, and Charlie Mutter, athletics
foreman, were already planning for this afternoon's encounter.
There was plenty of work to be done: Fifty gallons of mustard
and 35,000 hot dogs would be ordered, and field mowing and stand
repairs were only a small part of the work to be dane before the
97,239 fans could again settle into the stadium bleachers.
DON WEIR, ticket manager, has one of the most thankless jobs,
being directly in contact with the students and alumni who want to
know why they aren't sitting on the 50-yard line.
His job begins in January, when policies are made and prices
set, and stretches through the summer months until the very day
of the game.
In addition, Weir hires the 800 ticket takers, ushers and gate
men present at every game, and arranges for over a thousand Boy
Scouts to be on hand as additional help.
PUBLIC RELATIONS is a part of the football story also, and
to a multitude of radio and newspaper people, Public Relations Direc-
tor Les Etter and his secretary-wife Jean Etter stand for Michigan.
It is from Etter that sports reporters get their pre-game
news about the team. He is present at practically every practise,
looking for the ideas and sidelights that will give newspaper
readers the Michigan lore they demand.
He also handles the press box, deciding who gets into it, what
photographers will get on the grounds surrounding the field, and
television locations, and arranges for wire facilities. In his spare
time he edits the football programs sold at the games.
* * * *
CHARLIE MUTTER has another big job, that of the stadium
area itself.
-By Sunday morning after a game, Mutter's staff has hauled
away eight truck loads of.rubbish, and are readying themselves for
days of cleaning, repairin, and lawn mowing.
The field is mowed three times a week, with exacting care,
and must be protected against weather conditions continuously.
The stadium fences must be repaired after the energetic efforts
of some fans to gain admittance sans tickets and the entire
stadium is cleaned twice.
Then, on the day of the game, Mutter adds to his staff 125 gate
workers and field hands; ten plumbers and ten electricians ready to
meet any mechanical emergencies; two doctors and a nurse; a health
inspector from the School of Public Health; attendants in the rest
rooms and just about any other kind of worker needed to keep things
working for two hours.
* * *
BUT THE PERSON with the most satisfying job is Mrs. Gertrude
Shoemaker, who each Saturday can stand on the stadium steps and
watch satisfied customers munching on her .food and wearing the
- game pins which her staff has prepared.
As she tells it, the fans consume a multitude of hot dogs, and
down 800 gallons of hot coffee every game. She begins brewing
the coffee at 3 a.m. in the morning.
Mrs. Shoemaker has to outguess the weather, too, since a warm
day like the Army game raises the demand for soft drinks to a point
where she had to be ready with over four tons of ice for cooling.
WHEN TODAY'S GAME is over, when the stadium is finally
emptied, the work of these behind-the-scene players of the gridiron
game will have added up to a memorable afternoon.
To them the roars of the crowds, the smiling faces and a smooth
running performance will signal a job well-done. But there'll be noI
time for rest. The Indiana game is only a week away.j

National Student Association,
after struggling through growing
pains for three years, will greatly
enhance its travel services to stu-
dents next summer.
Although 650 American stu-
dents traveled and studied abroad
last summer and 143 foreign stu-
dents studied here, a larger nujn-
ber will be able next year to take
advantage of foreign travel.
LOCALLY, the tours will get un-
derway through NSA's Travel Bu-
reau, organized last year by Sue
Siris, '50. NSA is following the
Bureau's precedent on campuses
throughout the country, according
to Dorianne Zipperstein, NSA in-
ternational chairman.
NSA's job this year and next
summer is a big one, she de-
clared, noting that its most
pressing need is for people who
are not afraid to work, she add-
Tours will be set up on a na-
tional level through various plans
authorized by the NSA Congress
last August.
BY SENDING American stu-
dents to foreign countries, NSA is
making it possible for them to see
the needs for rebuilding university
communities there. This plan con-
stitutes a big step toward aiding
the World Student Service Fund
NSA's services will get a boost
from a national NSA Travel

Secretariat which may expand
into a regular ticket agency
serving throughout the nation.
In line with increased facilities
for travel aid, NSA will expand its
travel areas to North Africa, East-
ern Europe, Asia and the Pacific
* * *
TO COMBAT the transportation
cost involved, NSA is investigating
all possible means of lowering
traveling prices, both by air and
Scholarships arc another
money saver, and NSA is contin-
ually searching for methods to

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Ann Arbor's Only Taxicab Co.,
Authorized by the
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get more of them, Miss Zipper-
stein said.
One such ingenious device is the
Span Plan-Student Plan for Am-
nity among Nations - similar
plans being adopted nationally
from the University of Minnesota
* * *
Study Abroad plan is similar to
the Span Blan, and already has
the green light from the Uni-
versity, is Zipperstein said. "All
we need now is operating funds
and students interested to go," she

A Daily
Story by
Don McNeil
Photos by
Alex Lmanian

ETTER TEAM-Les Etter,.PublicRelations Director, and his
secretary-Wife, Jean, consult over some of the paper work which
goes into getting Michigan good coverage in the press and radio
end of football games.

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512 East Huron
Rev. C. H. Loucks, Minister and Student
Roger Williams Guild, 502 East Huron
10:00 A.M.: Bible Study Class.
11:00 A.M.: Morning Worship. Sermon, "Separate
6:00 P.M.: Guild Program. Bill McKeachie of
the University's Psychology Department will
National Lutheran Council
1304 Hill Street
Rev. Henry O. Yoder, D.D., Pastor
9:10 - 10:00 A.M.: Bible Hour at the Center.
10:30 A.M.: Worship Services in Zion and Trinity
5:30 P.M.: L.S.A. Supper meeting in Zion Parish
Hall. Speaker, Dr. Norman Menter, President
of the Michigan District of the American Luth-
eran Church, "The Reformation."
7:30 - 8:30 P.M. Tuesday: Discussion of the
denominations of the Christian Church at the
4:00 - 5:30 P.M. Wednesday: Tea and Coffee
Hour at the Center.
10:30 A.M.: Sunday Morning Services in the
ballroom of the Michigan League building.
Nov. 6-Adam and Fallen Man.
10:30 A.M.: Sunday School.
8:00 P.M. Wednesday: Testimonial meeting.
A free Reading Room is maintained by this church
at 211 East Washington St., where the Bible
and all authorized Christian Science literature
may be read, borrowed, or purchased.
This room is open daily except Sundays and holi-
days from 11:30 A.M. to 5 P.M., on Saturdays
to 9 P.M.
423 South Fourth Avenue
Rev. Theodore R. Schmale, Pastor
Rev. Walter S. Press, Pastor
Irene Applin Boice, Director of Music
9:30 A.M.: Church School.
10:45 A.M.: Worship Service. Sermon, "Jacob's
Monumental Pillar," Rev. Schmale.
5:30 P.M.: Student Guild. Cost supper. Rev.
Press will speak on "The Polity and the In-
stitutions of the Evangelical and Reformed

(Disciples of Christ)
Hill and Tappan Streets
Rev. Earl Grandstaff, Acting Minister
Howard Farrar, Choir Director
9:45 A.M.: Student Class.
10:50 A.M.: Morning Worship.
Nursery for children during the service.
Guild House, 438 Maynard St.c
H. L. Pickerill, Minister to Students
Jean Garee, Associate
Student Guild---6:00 supper at the Congregational
Church. Miss Margaret Long, former President
of the Guild, will'tell of her experiences in a
German work camp sponsored by the World
Council of Churches.
University Community Center
Willow Run Village
Rev. J. Edgar Edwards, Chaplain
John R. Hetzberg, Director of Sacred Music.
10:45 A.M.: Divine Worship, "A Christian View
of Man." Anfhem: "O Lord God," Tsches-
Church School and Nursery during church hour.
4:30 P.M.: Study and Discussion, "Christian
Behaviour." Leaders: Anna Rankin Harris,
Janet Lambert, J. E. Edwards.
5:30 P.M.: Fellowship Supper.
7:30 P.M.: Contact Relations Committee.
State and E. William Streets
Minister-Rev. Leonard A. Parr
Student Directors-Rev. H. L. Pickerill,
Miss Jean Goree
Music-Wayne Dunlap, J. Bertram Strickland
9:35 to 10:45 A.M.: Church School.
10:45 A.M.: Public Worship. Dr. Parr will preach
on "The Sunnier Side of Doubt."
10:45 A.M.: Nursery School is maiitained.
6:00 P.M.: Student Guild. Supper. Miss Mar-
garet Long: "My Experience in a German War
1511 Washtenaw Avenue-Phone 5560
(The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
Rev. Alfred T. Scheips, Pastor
4:30 P.M. Saturday: Open House after the game.
9:30 A.M.: Bible Study. 1 Cor. 7.
10:30 A.M.: Morning Service, with sermon by the
pastor, "Predestination-Gospel, not Law."
5:30 P.M.: Supper and Program of Gamma Del-
ta, Lutheran Student Club. At 6:15 we'll
divide into three groups for student-led re-
views and discussions of three recent religious
9:15 P. M. Tuesday: Social Hour.
6:00 P.M. Friday: Married Couples Dinner and
1917 Washtenaw Avenue-Phone 2-0085
Rev. Edward H. Redman, Minister
10:00 A.M.: Adult Study Group. Mr. Russell West
on "Public School Education."
11:00 A.M.: Services. Rev. Edward H. Redman
preaches the first sermon in a series on "The
Liberal View of the Bible." - "The Bible and
Today's Religion."
No meeting of the Unitarian Student Group due
to Concert.


PIN-UPS-Pins and pennants are a part of anybody's football
game, and Marjorie Thomas, left, and Dallas Domes are the pretty
young ladies who assemble the little gadgets for Michigan fans.
They are employes of the privately owned concession but put the
pins together right on the spot in the "novelty room" under the

COFFEE HOUR-Feeding the Michigan crowds is nothing new to Mrs. Gertrude Shoemaker, who
runs the concessions at the stadium, but even she hesitates as she views the ten gallon coffee cans
she will begin filling with 800 gallons of coffee at 3 a.m. on the game morning.


No. Division at Catherine
8:00 A.M.: Holy Communion
9:00 A.M.: Holy Communion (followed by
Student Breakfast, Canterbury House).
9:45 A.M.: Church School, Grades 7,8, & 9.
11:00 A.M.: Church School through Grade 6.
11:00 A.M.: Holy Communion. Sermon by the
Reverend Henry Lewis, S.T.D.
12:30 P.M.: After-Service Fellowship.
3:30 P.M.: Student Confirmation Class, Canter-
bury House.
5:00 P.M.: Choral Evensong and the Requiem
by Gabriel Faure sung by the Schola Cantorum
and soloists, accompanied by harp, organ, and
small orchestra.
6-00 P.M.: Canterbury Club Buffet Suooer.


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