THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1950
Ca mpus Groups Begin Displays
Laundromats Fascinate Ann Arborites
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Houses Work Secretly To
Win Homecoming Prizes
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By BOB KEITH
Campus housing groups have
clamped down the pre-Homecom-
ing iron curtain this week.
Mystery shrouds the goings-on
at nearly every dorm, sorority and
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HOPING to awe and surprise
the crowds which will be in town
Saturday, houses are throwing to-
gether their outdoor displays in
almost complete secrecy.
Guarded by the privacy of
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basements and backyards, stu-I
dents dream up ideas, knock in
nails and slosh paint on card-
Most displays seem to involve
some odd species of football play-
er. And its usually a Wisconsin
player getting the raw end of some
form of raw deal.
ALL THE ACTIVITY will halt
and the end products will be un-
veiled Saturday morning. Two car-
loads of judges will tour campus
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. that day to
determine the first, second, third
and honorable mention winners in
men's and women's divisions.
Later in the day thousands of
students and visiting fans are
expected to inspect the decora-
This year's Homecoming dis-
plays will add colorful humor to
a huge array of events scheduled
for the weekend celebration.
THE WHOLE affair will get a
rousing start Friday night with a
gala pep rally at Ferry Field fol-
lowed by a special dance at the
Commencing at 7:30 p.m. in
front of the Union, the rally will
be ledaby the University March-
ing Band to Ferry Field where
speakers, a bonfire, skits and
other entertainment have been
Immediately after the rally the
Union will sponsor an informal
dance featuring a comic mono-
logue by Ginny Robertson, '52, as
intermission entertainment. Tic-
kets sell for $1.50. Sweaters
and levis will be the accepted dress,
according to Union councilman
Raffee Johns, '51.
Laundromats have been going
concerns in Ann Arbor for four
years, but people still overstuff
them with clothes, soap and socks
that turn underwear purple.
"Most people are used to us and
the way we work," Robert Hus-
ton, co-proprietor of one of the
city's two laundromats s a i d .
"There aren't too many any more
who just come in to look at the
BUT MOST people still make
the same mistakes that were made
when the first automatic washers.
Huston explained that the
most common error is tossing
everything to be washed into
the machine at one time. "The
result is usually a mess."
"One coed came in the other
day and put a pair of bright red
rayon pajamas in with the rest of
her stuff and ended up with ev-
erything red. The best I could do
was whiten up most of her things
except for one slip-that's purple
BUT MULTI-COLORED under-
wear is only one of Huston's prob-
lems. People who decide to in-
spect operating machines present,
a big hazard.
The manager recalled one oc-
casion when a child, who was
with his parents on theirhweekly
jwashing trip, thought he had
better look into the business of
doing the laundry. He opened
the door of the tub and got a
first-hand account with plenty
of soap and hot water.
MIXING SOAP, PAJAMAS
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CARDBOARD QUARTERBACK-Betsy Barbour residents Thirza
Millar, '53, and Liz Hadden, '52, look on intently as Cynthia Vary,
'54, applies paint to part of the house decorations.
Pollock Presents Report on
American Party System
AND THERE are plenty of chil-
dren. "Students in particular ar-
rive with something to keep them
busy for the half hour or so that
it takes to finish the wash. Itmay
be magazines, knitting, texts or
families," Huston said.
Some students drop their
laundry off on the way to class
and come back to pick it up
Huston isn't too worried about
any problems that pop up. But he
keep his troubles at a minimum.
has installed a sock washer to
Call 2-9870 between
11:00-1:00 and 6-30-9:30
PUFF--Acacia members watch Bill Coates, '53 try to extradite
smoke rings from a home-made "smoke-machine" which is the
central feature of the house's Homecoming display.
Strengthening party discipline
and the two party system are the
aims of a new American Political
Science Association report, accord-
ing to Prof. James K. Pollock,
president of the group.
The report, compiled after a
P1 VTrd3 f fr
UN Worker Will Speak Here Today
A University graduate student
who has worked in the United Na-
tions for two years in Europe will
discuss the shortcomings of the
UN at 7:30 p.m. today at the In-
The speaker, Robert Zajonc, has
also attended an international se-
minar of the American Friends
Service Committee, an organiza-
four-year study by a special com-
mittee, advocates sweeping re-
forms of the present political par-
ty system, because of the need for
a "stronger, effective party sys-
tem, better integrated parties, and
more responsible parties."
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"THIS REPORT, which is based
on the careful observations and
research of nation-wide political
science experts, is, of course, not
final and definitive, but much
public discussion and research is
yet needed," Prof. Pollock said.
"We present it now as a
thoughtful effort on a high
plane to help improve the party
process by concrete suggestion,"
tion working in conjunction with
UN. His talk is part of a forum
series sponsored by the University
Zajonc will speak on the weak-
nesses in the UN charter, the in-
competence of specialized agen-
cies, and the deficiencies in the
attitude of the United States to-
ward human rights.
FESTIVITIES will be climaxed yXiZlnk- 'JL
Saturday night with Student Leg- u
islature's "Autumn Maize" Home- Reuuced Rate
coming Dance from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m. in the Intra Mural Bldg. Block Tickets
Claude Thornhill will provide the
The dance will be open to Wis- The Student Players think they
consin students as well as stu- have come up with a novel idea
dents. alumni and guests frqm the for the ticket sales of "Light Up
University. Tickets cost $3.00 and The Sky," the organization's new
may be purchased from 1 to 4:30 fall production.
p.m. daily in the Administration Tickets will be sold in blocks at
Bldg. a reduced rate for the Thursday
As a special service SL is run- and Friday night presentations of
nng a date bureau for the dance the play which will be given from
from 3 to 5 p.m. every afternoon. Oct. 26 to Oct. 28 in the Lydia
Interested students should contact Mendelssohn Theatre.
3h72) a crin oSLpeint
the present party
were cited in
system by the
oe Legisiature Ofice (phone
34732), according to SL president
George Roumell, '50.
Nor mal Vote
No more than a normal turnout
of Ann Arbor voters are expected
to cast their ballots on election
day, according to Fred J. Looker,
A total of littlesmore than 20,000
people have registered for voting
which is considered average for
Ann Arbor during any non-presi-
dential year. Last night, the City
Clerk's office stayed open until 8
o'clock in order to handle several
last minute registrations.
Robert B. Brown, curator of
books at the William Clements Li-
brary, has been elected a trustee
of the Michigan Historical Society.
Brown will serve as trustee for
Read and Use
BURT SAPOWITCH, '51, pro-
ducer and president of the Players,
labeled the new twist as "sort of a
theatre party idea."
Purchasers of ten or more
tickets will pay only $1.00 for a
$1.20 seat, seventy-five cents for
a ninety cent ticket, and twelve
cents less on a sixty cent stub.
All persons interested in secur-
ing their tickets in blocks can call
Herb Gold at 8772, Sapowitch
DESCRIBING the play., Sapo-
witch said that "it is a light com-
edy and presented just for amuse-
ment's sake. It is not for the seri-
ous minded person."
"Light Up The Sky" is a story
of show business and some of the
people involved in getting out a
new play. All of the play's action
takes place on the opening night
of a show in a pre-Broadway try-
out town. The author, Moss Hart,
has fashioned his comedy out of
his experience with the backers,
directors, writers, and actors of a
In addition to the new block
purchasing, the regular sales pro-
cedure will be followed for the
show. Tickets will be on sale from
2-5 p.n., beginning Monday, at the
box-office of the Lydia Mendels-
1. The danger of placing more
and more reliance on the presi-
dent in the face of the present
inadequacy of getting political
support for the governmental
2. The disintegration of the
two major parties.
3. The danger of an unbridge-
able cleavage, which "may rally
support for extremist parties
poles apart, each fanatically
bent on imposing on the coun-
try its particular panacea."
Several alternatives and revi-
sions to the present party system
were -proposed by the committee.
It suggested that the National
Convention should meet at least
biennially and should also cease
to be a delegate convention of un-
Party platforms would thus be
formulated every two years. Pro-
visions would also be made for the
defining of party platforms so
that voters would be , able to
choose clear alternatives.
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SOUTHERN SENATORS now in
control of congressional commit-
tees, political mavericks, and the
Electoral College system were al-
so dealt blows in the report.
An excerpt from the report
stated: "It is not playing the game
fairly for party members who op-
pose the commitments in their
party's platform to rely on senior-
ity to carry them into committee
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