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May 20, 1953 - Image 6

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SL Reveals Trend in Film Popularity

Citing "Lost Horizons" as its'
biggest money-maker of the 1952-
53 Student Legislature Cinema
Guild season, Vic Hampton, '54
BAd, treasurer of the Guild, said
that the most popular features
shown in the three years of the
Guild's experience have been
American classics.
Pointing to trends in the stu-
dent reaction to films as the es-
Sential basis upon which they are
chosen, Hampton defined the two-
fold purpose of the guild as 1)
Aiding the sponsoring organiza-
tions financially, and 2)' provid-
ing the campus with older movies
at the lowest possible price.
USING THIS YEAR as an exam-
ple; Hampton explained that
Guild finances followed the same
pattern as they have since the
Guild's inception 1in 1950.
Largely because of the numer-
ous campus activities that char-
acterize the fall semester, the
Guild this fall suffered a net loss
of $475.
However, Hampton continued
in the three months of January
through March net profits
amounted to $1,500.
He said that in the area of stu-
dent popularity, "old American
classical films" rank head and
shoulders above either foreign
movies or the so-called art films."
Local Dems
To Be Headed
By Eldersveld
"To sustain Democratic .party
interest and enthusiasm during the
periods between elections will be
one of my main concerns during
my term of office," said the new
chairman of the Ann Arbor Dem-
ocratic Party, Prof. Samuel J. Eld-
ersveld of the plitical science de-
Prof. Eldersveld, elected as suc-
cessor to Mrs. Albert H. Marck-
wardt Saturday, feels it is unfor-
tunate that party spirit bogs down
except just before elections.
"The Democratic Party has been
a very responsible and effective
opposition party in Ann Arbor in
the past," he said," and I hope to
help keep it strong through the
next year."
Prof. Eldersveld will meet with
local ward chairmen sometime in
the next few weeks to determine
specific points of next year's pol-
icy and program.
At Saturday's meeting, city Dem-
ocrats, besides electing new offi-
cers for tieir party, voted to merge
the city party and the city com-
mittee which had previously been
functioning as separate entities.
Mall Concert
The University Symphony Band
will present the first of two Twi-
light Concerts at 7:15 p.m. today
on the steps of Rackham Bldg.
Tonight's concert, under the
direction of' Prof. William D. Re-
velli of the music school will in-
clude themes from "South Pa-
Thomas's "Overture to Ray-
mond," a saxaphone solo by Doris
Anderson, '56SM, and "Moderne"
by Bennett will be included in the
evening performance. The finale
from Dvorak's "New Yorld" sym-
phony will also be played.
Sitting on the Mall, students will
hear "March of the Steel Men"
by Belsterling, in a special ar-

rangement by former symphony
band mem]2er Floyd Werle.
The second complimentary con-
cert is scheduled for May 26 and
will mark the end of the Band's
current concert season.
Statistics Group
To HoldMeeting
"Survey of Consumer Finances"
will be the subject of the meeting
of the Detroit Area Chapter of
the American Statistical Associa-
tion which will be held at 6:30
p.m. today in the Addison Rm. at
the Union.
ISA Nominations
Today is the deadline for hand-
ing in nominations for president
and vice-president of the Interna-
tional Student Association.
Nominations are to be handed
in at the International Center.
o 6-AbO

With this in mirid, the Guild
has recently adopted the policy of
showing these filns almost exclu-
The Guild, which has had an
overall attendance of over. 100,000

since it has been in operation,
divides its profits, 70% to the in-
dividual sponsor of each program,
20% to SL, and 10% to a fund
planned to cover losses sustained
on unsuccessful f~ilms.

Prizes Given
Prizes of $75 each were awarded
to David G. Boice, '54E, and
Charles H. Good, Grad., for win-
ning an engineering essay contest.

Deadline for returning peti-
tions for the Student Legisla-
ture sponsored exchange stu-
dent scholarship at the Free
University of Berlin has been
set for 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Hoinorary Initiation Held
Fourteen faculty members and initiated by Prof. Roy Swinton,
260 students were honored last national president of the society.
night with induction into Phi Prof; Leslie White of the an-
Kappa Phi, National honor soci- thropology department spoke on
ety. the topic "Development of Civili-
The newly elected members were zation."

Speech Film
Under the auspices of the speech
department, a motion picture "The
Scarlet Pimpernel" is being shown
at 4 p.m. today in Rackham Lec-
ture Hall as the final speech as-
sembly of the year.








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