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4 TUnDAY, APRIL 20, 1954

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 1954 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAG! ?IVZ

Micigras Festivities To Highlight Weekend

'PROTECTING DRAGON':
Wyvern, Junior Honorary,
Holds TappingCeremonies
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.U' Students
To Witness
Show Booths
Specialty groups are being add-
ed daily by Central Committee
members to make the 1953 Michi-
gras an event students and towns-
people will remember for a long
time.
The Plymouth Dancing Lassies
will perform two free shows at 8
p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday and Sat-
urday at Yost Field House. The
Quartet, which specializes in Irish
jigs, will do their act in front of
the Chi Psi booth.
Another addition to the skill
booths previously announced will
be managed by members of Tau
Delta Phi. Entitled "U-Bang-I",
the game will carry out an Afri-
can theme. The object of the con-
test is for students to swing real
coconuts on ropes in pendelum
fashion in order to hit grinning
native "heads" protruding from
the underbrush.
According to Bob Knutson, con-
cession chairman, there is a possi-
- bility that a free monkey show
will be included by the firm that
sets up the rides. Such favorites
N as the Octopus, Ball-a-Plane, Tilt-
a-Whirl, Ferris wheel and Merry-
Go-Round will be stationed out-
side the Field House.
On Saturday afternoon a car-
nival will be held for all the chil-
dren of Ann Arbor and surround-
ing communities. Reduced rates
on the Auto Ride, Airplane, Boat
and Train rides will be the fea-
ture of the matinee performance.
In conjunction with his role in
a Detroit play Cab Calloway, not-
ed singer, has consented to take
part in the parade.
To add color to the long par-
ade, 20 large mache figure heads
have been secured from Coldwa-
ter. Clown bands and the tumb-
ling team will also stroll along
the parade route.

Grand Prize
To Feature
IFC Ticket
Michigras' GrandPrize will be
given to the lucky person who wins
the most Michibucks during the -
two nights of the carnival, which
will take place Friday and Satur-
day at Yost Field House.,
In order to qualify for the Grand
Prize, students attending Michi-
gras must submit a minimum of
25 Michibucks; if more are won,
they will be added to the total.
* * *
A RECORD OF names will be
kept in the Prize Booth of those
people having 25 or more Michi-
bucks. Those submitted for the
Grand Prize may also be used in
securing regular prizes.
The winner of the Grand CAB CALLOWAY AS SPORTIN
Prize will be announced at 11
p.m. on Saturday from the Prize N u mL
Booth. At this time, he will be L im.i teard ed a uft e o
awarded a free ticket to IFC rr r d F~r(
Ball, dinner beforehand, an or- o ffered for G
chid corsage and taxi service
for the evening.
An interview with the band1Climaxing the Union-sponsored
h Student theatre trips this semester
leader, who will also play a spec- will be an excursion on Wednesday,
ial request of the couple will also Miy be an eron o eesday,
be rraged Asan ddiionl pizeMay 5, to Detroit to see the pro-;
be arranged. As an additional prize duction of George Gershwin's fa-'
for this honor, the Michiworm,os opera, "Porgy and Bess."
which will fly above the Prize I .eeraions available for this

Singing the traditional song of
"Damn, damn, damn, to Michi-
guama" and clad in yellow slick-
ers, the members of Wyvern hon-
orary recently held tapping cere-
monies.
The name of the honor society
is taken from an old Welsh word
meaning "protecting dragon."
The organization was founded
for the prime purpose of looking
after incoming freshman. Mem-
bers served as guides and answer-
ed questions.
In later years the organization
became the all campus women's
Junior honorary which it is today.
The main purpose of Wyvern
today is to provide an organiza-
tion whereby the women leaders of
the junior class will have an op-
portunity to meet together to dis-
cuss current campus issues and
problems.
To be eligible for membership in
the honorary, a woman must be
outstanding in scholarship, lead-
ership and service. The scholastic
requirement is .2 above the all
campus women's average.
Tapping and initiation at pres-
ent are held once a year in the
spring. At this time approximately
20 sophomore women who will be

juniors the following fall are chos-,
en for membership.
Several days after tapping the
initiation ceremony is held in the
League Chapel. At this time the
new member receives a yellow rose
and a symbol of membership in
the honorary, a gold pin in the
shape of a dragon curled around
the letter W.
Activities which Wyvern has
sponsored this year include a par-
ty for the children atuthe Michi-
gan Children's Institute.
Officers of the honorary for the
present year are Sally Lorber, pres-
ident; Joan Hyman, treasurer;
Meg Gunther, secretary and Dot-
ty Fink, special projects chairman.
Dean Elsie Fuller is and has
been for the past few years fac-
ulty advisor to the honorary.
Passover Dance
In conclusion of the Passover
Season, Hillel will hold the
"Matza Ball" from 8 to 10:30
p.m. Sunday. Admission is free
for the affair which will feature
Paul Brody's band.

-Daily--Chuck Kelsey
MICHIGRAS PRIZES-Central Committee members, Todd Lief
and Jerry Prescott, look at a few of the many prizes to be award-
ed students who earn Michibucks at the skill booths. The carni-
val portion of Michigras will take place from 7 p. m. to 1 a.m.
Friday and Saturday at Yost Field House.
WAA Softball Tournament
To Determine '54' Champ

V LIFE IN "PORGY AND BESS"
er of Tickets
ershwin Play
office is open from 3 to 5 p.m.
each day.
Late permission has been grant-
ed to all women students making
the trip, provided they get prior
consent from their housemothers.
Boasting a cast of 65 and a 29
piece orchestra, the show has just
climaxed a successful two year run
on Broadway and hasp also toured
Europe.
Starring Cab Calloway, the show
includes such immortal songs as
"Summertime," "I Got Plenty of
Nothin', " "It Ain't Necessarily So"
and "Bess, You Is My Woman."

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Booth in the Field House, will be
given to the winner.
A BIG ATTRACTION at Michi-
gras is the winning of Michibucks.
Each time a student wins at any,
of the many skill booths, he will
be given one Michibuck. He should
hin tha nthrnat nt

trip are limited to 300 persons, due
to the large sale of tickets in De-
troit. Seats for the show, which'
Is being presented at the Cass
Theatre, are all in the orchestra
section,
ED * * * o
PRICED THE SAME as those for

A full slate of games is on tap
this week as 42 teams battle for
the Women's Athletic Association's
all-campus softball tournament
championship.
In the only game played to date,
Alpha Delta Pi defeated Hobbes
House in a high scoring contest,
15 to 11.
* * *
THE TEAMS entered in the
tournament will attemp tto capture

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year. After winning the volleyball1
and basketball crown recently,
Couzens will try to make a cleant
sweep of the major WAA tourneys.1
The games will be umpired by1
members of the Women's Phy-
sical Education Department and
the following students: Marion
Charvat, Carolyn Evans, Mar-
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Tanner, Winnie Sarr and Rita
Pieron.
Margaret Penney and Phyllis
Petersen are in charge of the tour-
nament.
The following games will be
played this week:"
Tomorrow at 5:10 p.m.-Tyler
vs. Kappa Delta 2; Kappa Kappaj
Gamma 2 vs. Cook 2; Barbour 1
vs. Ann Arbor; at 6:45 p.m.-Alpha
Gamma Delta vs. Stockwell 3;
Freeman vs. Alpha Phi.e
Thursday at 5 p.m.-Alpha Chi1
Omega 2 vs. Jordan 3; Kappa Al-
pha Theta vs. Alpha Xi Delta- 1 ;
Chi Omega 1 vs. Gamma Phi Beta.
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the Prize Booth, where he may ex- Faces of 1952," tickets represent a
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different items. The more Michi- if each student went individually.
bucks won, the bigger and better Included in the cost of the
prizes won. ticket is transportation, as well
There will be everything from as seats in the theatre.
Michigras pennants, leis, helium- Due to the limited number of
filled balloois, stuffed animals, tickets available for the trip, mail
popping pens and squirt guns to orders are being accepted prior to
monkeys, hats, Michigan shirts, the opening of ticket sales on April
souvenirs of Michigras, books 26.
and records. For only a few* * *
Michibucks, free haircuts, movie ADDRESSED to the Student Of-
passes, records, free dry-clean- fices at the Union, each request
ing, free dinners and sundaes are should be accompanied by a check
to be given away. and should include the names, ad-
Prizes in the form of trophies dresses and phone numbers of all
will also be awarded at Michigras. parties included. If a woman stu-
Trophies will be given to the first, dent needing late permission is in-
second and third place parade volved, notice should be made of
floats; to the best show booth, skill such.
booth and refreshment booth; to General sale of tickets will
the three booths of the mentioned open on next Monday in the Stu-
categories who sell the mhost tick- dent Offices on the main floor of
ets and to the best high school the Union and will continue
band. through Thursday, April 29. The
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Calloway, who plays the part of
Sportin' Life in the Catfish Row
story, will take part in the Michi-
gras parade to be held Friday.
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