BER 12, 1952
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Christmas Spirit To Reign at Weekend Campus Parties
Youngsters Will Visit
At Fraternity Houses
Before Hill Gathering
"Santa Claus is coming to town"
as honored guest at the annual
Inter-Fraternity Council Christ-
mas party to be held from 3 to 4
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
Plans for this year's party in-
clude two events. The 3,000 Ann
Arbor school children attending
will be guests of the individual fra-
ternity houses first, beginning at 1
p.m., and then will be taken to Hill
Auditorium for the afternoon's
Plans for the parties at the
houses have been left up to the
individual fraternities. Most of
them will entertain the young-
sters with stories, games, songs,
and candy. Festive decorations
will provide a background for the
A long list of entertainment has
been planned to amuse the chil-
dren at the mass program in Hill
Auditorium. Favorite Christmas
music will be provided by the Nov-
elaires, campus quartet and a
band. Emcee Sherburne Brown
will lead the youngsters in sing-
;} ing carols.
Included every year in the pro-
gram is the magician's act, a fa-
vorite with the children. Chuck
Reynolds will "pull the rabbit out
of the hat" this year.
Twirling his baton, Dick Smith,
varsity band drum major, will also
entertain the youngsters.
The tricks of several clowns will
help keep the children laughing.
This year's program was ap-
proved by the house presidents at
a meeting several weeks ago and
placed under the direction of the
IFC social committee. Hank Crapo
-is chairman, assisted by Grant
Harris and Bob Dombrowski.
Between 40 and 70 youngsters
have been assigned to each house,
and the parents notified at which
house their child w'ould be enter-
After the party, parents may
meet their children outside the
auditorium. Each house will gath-
er their charges around a sign
bearing the fratenity name, in or-
der to help avoid confusion.
Women of Mosher and Jordan
Residence Halls will hold .their
Christmas dances from 9 p.m. to
Mosher coeds will present the
theme of "Fire and Ice." A giant
iceberg will be spotlighted in one
corner and spheres of paper flame
will shoot from the falls. This is
to be a record dance with the
coeds in dressy attire.
The theme of "Snowtime Sere-
nade" will be carried out in Jor-
dan. The dance is semi-formal
and tickets cost $1.50 a couple
Clare Shepard and his band ar-
scheduled to play for the annual
South Quadrangle .. .
"Noel Moderne," annual South
Quadrangle Christmas dance, will
be presented from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
tomorrow in the Quadrangle.
The music of Don Bari and his
orchestra will be featured in the
main dance area. In another room,
Jim Alden's Quartet will play mu-
sic for couples who prefer a small
dance area to the larger, train
In order to please all couples,
the central committee will round
out the variety of entertainers
with Hal Singer, featuring his pi-
ano artistry in one of the lounges.
Magenta branches and spherqs
specially lighted to form a moder-
nized version of the conventional
Christmas tree ornaments will be
featured among the modernistic
decorations, designed by Clyde
Tickets are on sale to quad resi-
dents for the price of $2.50 per
couple and may be purchased
from any house social chairman
and at the door.
Martha Cook . .
Martha Cook residents will give
their annual Christmas dance
from 9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow
in Cook Building.
Mel Sach and his orchestra will
provide music for the occasion.
Theme of the dance is "And
Visions of Sugarplums." Giant
candy canes will be on either side
of the bandstand and other canes
and popcorn balls will hang from,
the ceiling. Stockings are to be
hung by the fireplaces, and suck-
ers and a gingerbread man will
complete the arangements.
General chairman for the dance
is Mary Christie. She will be as-
'Tis the weekend before va
tion and all through the town
dances, the opera and partiess
dents will all be found.
The Alpha Phi's will be loca
today dancing between snown
at their "Snow Ball."
A take-off on the actives
be witnessed by all attending
Alpha Epsilon Pi pledge pa
Tomorrow Mel Sachs will add
the atmosphere at their "Ce
Alpha Xi Delta's and th
dates will be stepping to the m
sic of Hugh Jackson, while A
pha Phi Alpha members a
guests will be listening to ma
a musician via records.
Pledge paddles will be carr
home as souvenirs of the B
Theta Pi formal.
Shrimp dinner plus Johnny H
berd and his orchestra will in
up the evening for those attend
the Phi Kappa Tau ball. A h
ride is on tap for tomorrow.
Nelson International House
providing a Yuletide atmosph
complete with a toy electric tr
under the Christmas tree, for ti
dance. Not to be outdone, the K
pa Kappa Gammas have arran
for Santa Claus to make a pers
al visit at their pledge ball.
A postparty after the Uni
Opera is in store for Theta C
members, while George Camer
and his combo will keep the
in a melodic mood.
Roy Carrington will "give o
with melodies for Sigma Phi cot
les and Dick Broscko and his
chestra will play for the Sigma
"Christmas time" is to prov
the background for the Phi F
Sigma formal and Psi Upsilon
also feature a Christmas motif
Department store directories'
be provided to all comers
" Kringles Concern," otherw
known as the Psi Omega House, so of the Pi Beta Phi's at their an- wil settle. for Just plain trees for Dancing beneath the traditional
they may find their way around nual pledge formal and Tau Delta their dance. Christmas tree will be found Delta
the various "departments." Those Phi couples will be found whirling The "Riveria" will be trans- Chi and Triangle men, while Delta
who get lost can find their way in a wintery atmosphere to the planted to the Triangle house to- Tau Delta and Kappa Sigma will
back to the dancing floor by lis- music of Hal Lawrence. morrow for their pledge formal. also hold pledge formals.
tening for the strains of Pauli A dinner party plus 'Wig and Those who are not basking in the Alpha Omicron Pi women and
Root's orchestra. Robe" is slated for Phi Delta Phi sun will be listening to the music their escorts will be celebrating in
Pi Lambda Phi men and their men and their guests, while Sigma of Larry McConroy. an "Abstract Christmas" atmos-
dates will be celebrating their Nu members are getting prepared Steak dinners wil start Alpha phere and the Chi Phi's will be
pledge formal in a Christmas for their "Sweater Hop." Delta Phi's on an evening of fun found dancing "Under the Sea" on
atmosphere. Don Haaf and his orchestra will and Delta Sigma members will "King Neptune's Coral Reef."
provide the "Musical Magic" at spend Saturday evening dancing
Dean Bacon will preside as guest 17_.. 1L. spend- Saturday eveningdancing
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the Delta Chi formal, while Delta
Regular Sabbath evening
services will take place tonight
at 7:45 p.m. at the Hillel Build-
ing. Followinz serviecs Natha
Gamma women and their escorts
will be waltzing to the notes of
Bob Tatum's band.
The Trigon house will be
transformed into a "Gamble
Inn" as couples attempt to
in a "Winter Whirl."
A pledge skit, stuffed animal
favors and John Bonino and his
orchestra are on tap for Phi
Kappa Sigma, while Don Kenny
will be heard at the Phi Gamma
Delta's "Monotony in Space"
Toy Santa Clauses will provide
a "Christmas Wonderland" for
Alpha Tau Omega twosomes and
a "Winter Snow Scene" will be
portrayed at Alpha Chi Omega.
quare dancing will be in evi-
dence at the Acacia house, while
Ted Smith will be playing for Al-
pha Rho Chi couples,
There will be a meeting of
the central committee for So-
phomore Cabaret at 3 p.n. to-
day in the League. Chairmen
and their assistants should at-
HURRY UP!-Jo Mumma is helping Santa Claus climb out the
fireplace so he'll be on time for "Santa's Fantasy," annual Union
semi-formal, to be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. tomorrow in the
Union Ballroom. Tickets, priced at $1.50 per couple, may be
purchased at the main desk in the Union or at the door tomorrow.
Law Society Will Present
Annual 'Wig and Robe' Bal
Lawyers on campus will dem-
onstrate how to hold court at their
annual Wig and Robe Ball, from
9 p.m. to i a.m. tomorrow in the
Presented by the Barrister's So-
ciety, the dance will feature Rex
Smith and his band, who appeared
at the dance last year.
Open 'to the entire' campus,
tickets may be purchased for $2.75
before the dance, but that night
the price will go up to $3.
Christmas decorations will 'pre-
vail at the law society's dance,
and Christmas trees will be in
Undecorated trees will be ar-
ranged around a central, deco-
rated one, and the figure of a
Chancellor, the traditional sym-
bol of the Barrister's Society,
which has been passed down from
one class to another, will reign
over the whole affair.
Intermission entertainment has
been planned, featuring the
"Psurfs," law club singing group.
The official title of the singers is
the Ann Arbor Surf-riding-and
The traditional dance first took
place 49 years ago. It seems that
an up-and-coming law student by
the name of Tommy Tortfeasor
met with a group of his fellow stu-
dents at the Orient, local tavern,
which is no longer in existence.
At that historic meeting, the
group decided that it was time
laboring law students had a
break, so they sponsored the Wig
and Robe Dance.
sponsors Crease Ball, traditional
rivalry between engineers arld
lawyers. Profits from the two an-
nual dances, Wig and Robe and
Crease Ball go toward furnishing
scholarships to the law school.
'"e'' cI. g , build their play money u
Seta Pearlmutter, regional director Ildprhery
of the B'nai B'rith Anti-Defa-
[ar- mation League, will speak on White Christmas trees a
ake "Anti-Semitism in America."n md silver decorations will
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