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April 25, 1952 - Image 7

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1952

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Thousands Expected To See
Colorful Parade, Fair Today

Michigras will burst forth on
the campus at 3:30 p.m. today
with a colorful mile long parade
and a tremendous carnival that
will fill Yost Field House to ca-
pacity.
1950 Winners
Winners of last year's Michi-
gias float awards were Sigma
Phi Epsilon-Delta Delta Delta,
with their "Sig Apes and Fried
Delts"; Sigma Chi and Martha
Cook with Smoky Stover quell-
ing a blaze in the Romance
Language Building; and, Alpha
Gamma Delta and Phi Kappa
Tau with a quacking Donald
Duck.
The Beta Burlesque copped
top honors in the booth division
for the highest receipts, and
Mosher with its ice cream con-
cession won the trophy for most
number of customers. Williams
House with its human pin-ball
machine was awarded a prize
for over-all excellence.

Upwards of twenty thousand
people are expected to jam the
field house for the carnival in the
two day extravaganza which opens
at 7 p.m. today. Another ten thous-
and are expected to view the par-
ade as it winds its way through
town.
A first, second and third place
trophy will be awarded for the
best parade floats and booths at
the carnival. The winners will be
announced Saturday night at the
carnival.
.* * .*
LEADING the parade will be the
Michigan marching band. It will
be followed by thirty-three floats,
a troop of horses, several giant
size balloons, four other bands,
and a calliope.
The theme of the weekend
merrymaking is "Fifty Years
With Michigras." In line with
this the floats and booths will
depict past days at Michigan.
In 1950 nineteen thousand peo-
ple witnessed Michigras. The
turnout this year is expected to

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Congratulations to Michigras
Th Parrot Restaurant
Good Food at Low Prices
Established 1927
338 South State Street

top this record breaking figure.
The field house will be open from
7 p.m. to one a.m. on both nights
with admission set at 45c.
MORE than $2600 in prizes are
being offered at the carnival.
Heading the list is a date to IFC
Ball with Miss DSR of Detroit
for men. Along with the date goes
a dinner at a local restaurant, free
dancing lessons and a month's
supply of cigarettes.
Several of the floats will take
digs at a number of Michigan
traditions. In line for the rib-
bing are such institutions as
"The Arb," the "Thank God It's
Friday" Club and kissing under
the Engin Arch.
Other floats include a Missis-
sippi Showboat, the roasting of a
live girl by a group of Fiji's, a
takeofff on Michigan State and
the traditional amount of girls in
bathing suits.
The parade will last about an
hour and a half. Judging of the
floats will take place in front of
the Union where the parade is ex-
pected to pass at about 4:15 p.m.
PARADE ORDER
Michigan Marching Band
Winners of the Kiddie Contest
Parade Judges
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Pershing Rifle Corps
Phi Kappa Psi
Lambda Chi Alpha-Alpha Ep-
silon Phi
Alpha Tau Omega-Kappa Del-
ta
Theta Chi-Alpha Chi Omega
* * *
Saline High School Band
Phi Delta Theta - Kappa
Alpha Theta
Alpha Omicron Pi-Acacia
Adams-Mosher
Taylor-Barbour
Detroit Edison Calliope
Chi Omega-Delta Chi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Gamma
Phi Beta
Chi Psi
Delta Tau Delta
Zeta Psi-Collegiate Sorosis
Plymouth High School Band
Delta Kappa Epsilon
Beta Theta Pi-Pi Beta Phi
Robert Owen Co-op House
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Nu-Victor Vaughn
Hayden-Angel
Zeta Beta Tau-Sigma Delta
Tau
Theta Delta Chi-Alpha Gam-
ma Delta
* * *
Ypsi Roosevelt High School
Band
Theta Xi-Alpha Phi
Sigma Chi-Martha Cook
Alpha Xi Delta-Triangle
Chicago-Couzens
Phi Gamma Delta
Parade Plans
Given .In Case
Of Showers
If the rains come to Ann Arbor
today, a change in plans for the
parade will go into effect.
Scheduled for 3:30 p.m., the
new time will be 1 p.m. tomorrow,
if the weather does not permit
the parade to go on today.
The Field House activities will
take place rain orshine, and the
doors will be opened at 7 p.m.
when admission tickets will go on
sale. At 7:30 the shows and games
will start, and will last until 1 a.m.
The houses having floats in the
parade will be notified if there
has to be a postponement of the
parade, according to Jack Ehlers,
'53E, parade co-chairman.

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Sigma Phi
Van Tyne-Hinsdale
Tau Kappa Epsilon-Alpha Del-
ta Pi
* * *
Coldwater High School Band
Gomberg-Stockwell
Delta Sigma Phi-Newberry
Dr. Shipman's Float
Troop of Horses
Phi Kappa Tau-Delta Delta
Delta
Kappa Sigma-Kappa Kappa
Gamma
(PAID ADVERTISEMENT)
LPolice Fooled By
Laundry Breaks-In
Late last night Ann Arbor police
were baffled by what looked to be
a break-in at the University Laun-
dromat at 1327 So. University.
Later they found that Rodney P.
Rover, well-known hobo in the
Ann Arbor area had innocently
become the victim, of some over-
consciencious spirits of Michigras.
Rover Was coming down South
University near Washtenaw when
he saw two grimy pillow cases
dancing to "Blue Tango" outside
of the Laundromat. Upon seeing
him they compelled him to follow
them into the establishment.
Inside, a fantastic sight met his
eyes. Each automatic washer car-
ried a complete color T.V. show
featuring Esther Williams and was
coming in clearly over the English
Channel. Before he could settle
down and enjoy himself, a stern
faced shirt wrapped in cellophane
grabbed him and accused him of
harboring dirty underwear and
carrying concealed grimy hand-
kerchiefs.
After futile protestations, two
burly boxes of no-rinse FLAB
came out of the back room and
poured a bottle of bluing on his
head. This apparently reduced
his size. When he looked up he
saw that the program had been
taken off the air for playing "I
Get Ideas." The door of the ma-
chine swung open and a sparkling
argyle sock appeared saying,
"Come on in, water's fine." After
a thorough tour of the washer he
found that it only takes one hour
to do an eight pound bundle.
When police arrived they found
Rover standing alone in the room.
They wouldn't believe his story
but after talking to the proprietor
they found that he did not desire
to press charges. He said that the
phenomenon sometimes happens
around Michigras time although
he has never been able to under-
stand why.
In a formal statement to the
press Rover said, "This experience
proves to me that grime doesn't
pay. From now on I'm going to
come clean at the University
Laundromat.
It didn't take long for Rover to
become a white collar man and he
succeeded in getting a date for
Michigras. He says that he has
been inspired to write a book
which he will title, Stir Crazy or
A Night in an Automatic Washer.

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