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April 24, 1954 - Image 6

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Michigan Daily, 1954-04-24

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1954

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By JIM DYGERT
Throngs of eager spectators overflowed the sidewalks and surged
onto the streets yesterday as a spectacular display of Michigras gayety
paraded Ann Arbor.
Of the 34 floats ranging from the oriental flavor of "Anna and
the King of Siam" to the Mississippi River and "Showboat," first,
second, and third place trophies were awarded and three honorable
mentions made.
"CARMEN," PRESENTED by Alpha Chi Omega and Sigma Phi
Epsilon, paraded off with the first place prize. Second place went to
the Theta Delta Chi-Martha Cook float, "Noah and the Ark." Phi
Gamma Delta and Kleinstuck House took third prize with "South
Pacific."
Honorable mentidn was given to "Kon-Tiki," by Lambda Chi
Alpha and Victor Vaughan; "Fantasia," by Alpha Omicron Pi and
Phi Kappa Tau; and "Moby Dick," by Chi Psi and Chi Omega.
The best high school band was judged to be that of Ann Arbor
High School. Second place among the high school bands went to
Flint Northern High School and third place was awarded to Cold-
water High School.
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THE COLORFUL parade, televised over WPAG-TV, took almost
two hours to wind its way through an estimated 20,008 watchers.
And when festivities resumed last night at Yost Field House,
a full house greeted the brightly decked booths. People pushed
their way through an endless concentration of humanity to get
from one booth to another in search of valuable Michibucks.
Shows and skills did a lucrative business as long lines waited
to buy concession tickets. Because of the unexpectedly huge crowd,
the Michigras Central Committee announced that more concession
ticket booths would be put up for today's fun-packed second night
of the Michigras carnival.
Although many waited in lines at some skill booths, the shows
got the most attention. One of the more popular was the Gomberg-
Newberry presentation of "Showboat," featuring skits, chorus lines,
and new songs with a humorous twist.

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THE JUDGES: "THIS WILL BE TOUGH; THEYRE ALL GOOD"

NOT EVEN STANDING ROOM IN UNCLE TOM'S CABIN AN EYEFUL ON THE TELEVISION SETS

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