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February 25, 1951 - Image 10

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asUiNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1951

SOME WENT TO CLASS--But the indolent students pictured above were only moments of sunshine. Alert Ensian photographers recorded the scene for pos-
absorbing ultra-violet rays in front of Angell Hall in one of Ann Arbor's treasured terity. (Posterity is yours for only $5.)

Revised Ensian Feature Section
Records Year's Biggest Events

Senior, Underclassman
Activities FullyCovered

GOING HOLLYWOOD-The Michigan youths pictured above found that there was more to Cali-
fornia to be appreciated than just sunshine and football when they visited a famous motion pic-
ture studio and were introduced to Come of the stars like pretty Debra Padget, star of "Broken Ar-
row," who is pictured above. Left to right, the lucky boys are: John Bathe, 152P, standing in back;
"Bull" Zerman, '49, Neal Traves, '52, second row, "Bones" Loveless, '52, and Bill Dibble, '52, front.
SWESO To0 Succeed Mythical Megrod

Spring is on its way-and so is
the 1951 Ensian, complete with a
feature section to surpass all prev-
ious years.
Members of the feature depart-
ment are confronted with a big
task, as one of their main purposes !
is to include those activities notI
covered elsewhere in the Ensian.
Setting the proper mood for the
yearbook is also one of the major
tasks of this department.
THE FEATURE editor has few
dull moments, as his Ensian activi-
ties include the coverage and re-
cord of all campus events, such as
the Union Opera and the Army
Still another goal of the fea-
ture editor is to be included in
the Ensian those phases of cam-
pus life most likely to be remem-
bered by the greatest number of

Exemplifying this are the house
groups and athletic events, which
are sprinkled through the volume.
The new location for the "Story
of the Year" will be in the front
part ofthe book.

In addition, an attempt is being
made to cover feature events not
ordinarily recorded, but which will
mean the most to students, in this
way adding the finishing touches
to the book.

A successor to the headless
horseman of the diagonal has been
found, at last.
This is the word from Ensian;
publicity moguls who promise that
the popular Megrod myth will
again return to terrorize the cam-
pus&. This year, however, the my-
sterious visitor will travel under
a new incognito, SWESO.
THE EXACT identity of SWESO
must remain, of course, a close-
ly guarded secret, known only to
the gods and Neale Traves, '52.
Just when this year's legend will
arrive on campus is likewise not
presently known, although it has
been strongly hinted that SWESO
finds snow and cold weather dis-
tasteful and will not be along till
Megrod, the Michigan Ensian
Ghost Rider of the Diagonal,
to quote his official title, ap-
peared last winter in a series of
cryptic ads in The Daily, toss-
ing out hints of his identity in
an ambiguous way.

TILL SPRING, then, the cam- As a matter of fact, charges of One of the major changes in the
pus must live with the usual pub- smut have occasionally been level- ' 51 edition will be the diffusion of
licity ground out of the Ensian led at the Ensian publicity chiefs{I the features throughout the back,
mill of Traves, Osterman, Hein- by local women's organizations,I replacing the previous condensa-
lein, and Co. Constantly we are but Traves has soothed these puni- tion into one section.
bombarded with enormous ads ex- tanists in his usual suave manner, -
tolling the '51 Ensian in superla- * *
tive fashion. ASIDE FROM THESE diplo-En i n C v r
The theme of these Ensian matic services and the MegrodEn icn C v r
plugs has quite generally been stunt, Traves has accomplished ., Y a
sex the past couple of years. several other notable publicity IS1ortG le
"We find this by far the most feats, an intensive search of his
profitable selling point," Traves gold-embossed scrapbook reveals. By VtCami era
reported. While in Pasadena for the ____
Rose Bowl contest, Traves engi-
Lare Pctu esneered a "deal" with a large The sports section of this years
Larg Picuresmovie-producing outfit for the Michiganensian will be bigger and
Liven Group Shots, temporary loan of some of their better than ever, according to'
stars to pose with Michigan Sports Editor Stan Weinberger,
1 payboys for1rn Ensian niture '51-



Not only does the Ensian give
individual attention to the seniors
and some of their activities, but it
also gives the underclassmen a
chance at fame, especially if they
are connected with any of the or-
ganizations which are featured in
the yearbook.
On their respective pages the
Michigan Union and the Michigan
League display their special func-
tions as well as their administra-
tion for the benefit of the students
on campus.
UNION OPERA, which gives the
reader a glimpse at the newest
look in legs, the pep rallies, and
last year's Michigras are all dis-
played in picture form. The views
of Michigras are especially design-
ed for the transfer students and
the freshmen who did not have
the opportunity of seeing it in the
The League sponsors Junior
Girls' Play and Soph Cab, and
therefore they are covered under
this heading. There will also be
at least a mention of Frosh
Pie Difficulties
Told by ]Editor
Picture pages aren't half as easy
as it would seem, according to
Virginia Byers, '52 Ed, Senior Pic-
ture Editor of the new 1951 En-
Pictures are taken for the studio
through a professional studio and
sent back to the Ensian office by
them. Each print has the name
of the student on the back to aid
These pictures are then ar-
ranged alphabetically and divided
into groups of thirty-six each.
The printer sets up the page
and sends back galley proofs of
the completed pages which must
be checked and approved before
they go into the book.

Weekend. Another event under
this section is Senior Night, at
which honors are conferred on
everyone, and where everyone
laughs at everyone else.
The Honor Societies are also al-
loted their special section. All types
of honor societies are included in
this section.
THERE ARE pictures of men
with trees on their heads, some-
times,: known as Druids, and also
others of red fellows, called in po-
lite society men of Michigamua.
Then there are the girls' soci-
eties which go by various names
and confer their titles upon peo-
ple after a full year's delibera-
tion or merely for their high av-
There are new big pictures of
the major groups with some very
special pictures of dramatic scenes
from the initiation ceremonies of
some of these groups.
ture the scenes at the Student
Publications Building where the
people "play" at making the news
readable. A new and exciting
treatment of The Daily, Ensian,
Generation, Technic, and Gar-
goyle will include big informal pic-
tures of the scenes behind the
Other diverse groups also re-
ceive their special sections. They
range from the India Student
Association to Military Ball.
And, in order that the majority
of the male students on campus
will not feel left out by their
present plight, the NROTC and
the ROTC. are also being in.
Interest groups will also have
their place. This group includes
the language clubs, the foresters,
and other organizations centering
around a common interest, usually
along pedantic lines.
These are just a few of the many
highlights of this year's Michi-
ganensian, which is sure to be bet-
ter than ever.

SOPHS PLAY-Included in the Ensian features section is this
shot of fetching sophomore women going theatrical in the pro-
duction of Soph Cabaret.

The complete reorganization
that has taken place in the House
Groups section of the Ensian this
year with big pictures and blue
coloring has given this section a
new liveliness and avoided its
usual dullness.
Instead of the usual division
into four sections, fraternities,
sororities, men's dorms and wo-
men's dorms, the Greeks are
treated in one section with the
other section being devoted to
the dorms.

The Michigan lads were whisked
through the studios by high-priced
executives, posed with such as
Gregory Peck, Monte Wooley, and
Debra Padget, the latter pictured
An interesting sideline on Peck
was discovered-his fatli~r was
captain of the 1909 Wolverine bas-
ketball squad. But even with this
sentimental tie, he bet bet on Cal-
ifornia-and lost a few minute's

Besides the usual posed pic-
tures, the section will include ac-
tion shots of the games.

other part of the football sec-

The Ensian staff stood ready to!
award a free book to any clair-
voyant student who was able to1
identify the elusive ghost rider,
but no one could quite get it. I

FOOTBALL IN particular will, The basketball section will open
come in for an extensive 20 page with a full page ph~otograph of
treatment. The football section the Michigan team in action.
will feature one pale of pictures Following this will be four pages
and text for every game exceptl of action shots and text with a
the Army, Wisconsin and Ohio special department for the out-
games which will each have a two' standing team players.
page spread.* * *
Outstanding senior football THlE TRACK section will have
players will be featured in an- eight pictures and statistics show-

ing how the team fared last sea-
son. Wrestling and gymnastics
will be featured with four pictures
eaech and descriptive text.
Hockey comes into its share
of the sports section with nine
pictures of the Michigan puck-
sters in action.
The sports section will cover 60
pages in the forthcoming Year-

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