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THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1955
Costumes, Group Singing, Band
o Highlight Paul Bunyan Dance

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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King of lumberjacks, Paul Bun-'
yan, will reign supreme as the
Forestry Club presents its annual
all-campus dance from 8 p.m. to
midnight, Saturday, at the Union
Ballroom.
Tickets for the event, priced at
$2 per couple, may be purchased
at the Union and at the School of
Natural Resourses office in the
Natural Science Building.
The first Paul Bunyan Dance
was held several years ago when
foresters decided they would pre-
sent a dance different from any-
thing held on campus before. They
rented an old barn and went clad
n their oldest clothes.
While plaid shirts and jeans
prevaled at previous dances, this
year the foresters are offering
prizes to the couple dressed in the
most original costume, early Amer-
ican attire being most suitable.
Singer To Play
Hal. Singer's orchestra and a
featured vocalist will entertain
foresters and their friends as they
re-enact the traditions of the days
when logging was the most color-
ful industry on the continent.
Intermission entertainment will
feature the forestry Jug band and
a log sawing contest. Song sheets
will be passed among the couples
enabling them to join group sing-
ing. Two students will lead the
singing of ballads.
As in former years, pine trees
will be put up around the room
to create the proper atmosphere.
Decorations will also include
equipment from each department
of the School of Natural Resour-
ces; forestry, wildlife manage-
'ent, wood technology, conserva-
tion and fisheries.
Legends Retold
Paul Bunyan is the legendary
figure about whom stories and tra-
dition have been told and retold
as a part of the lumberman's lore.
One story says that the griddle
on which they cooked pancakes
for his breakfast was so big that
the cook's helpers had to tie slabs
of bacon on their feet and skate
around the griddle to grease it.
Pikes Peak is supposed to have
been formed when Paul piled rocks
around his pike pole, and he built
Niagara Falls for a shower.
The Mississippi River was
formed when one of Paul's water
wagons sprung a leak, and one day
when he' vas feeling particularly
sad, his tears formed the Great
Salt Lake.
Tomorrow at noon and at 1 p.m.
Paul Bunyan parades will be held.
Included will be the Ann Arbor
Police Force ,a power truck loaned
from the Michigan State Conser-
vation. Department, the foresters'
jug band, a logging wagon and
other trucks carrying a power saw
and part of the bar from the
dance decorations.
Plaid shirts have already invad-
ed the campus as members of the
Forestry Club celebrate Plaid
Shirt Week, traditional feature
preceding the dance.
Foresters will wear posters on
their backs, informing passersby
that its bearer is selling tickets to
the dance.

Center Tea
To Be Held
At Rackham
International Center
Schedules Speeches,
Tour Through Lansing
Promoting better relations be-
tween American and foreign stu-
dents, the International Center
will present a tea from 4:30 to 6
p.m. today in Rackham Hall.
The Filipino Club will be in
charge and will entertain students
and faculty. Refreshments will be
served.
At 7:30 p.m. at the Internation-
al Center there will be a meeting
of all those students who wish to
join the Center dancing class.
Causes of apparent French po-
litical instability will be the sub-
ject of an informal discussion to
be held at the International Cen-
ter at 8 p.m. on Friday. Partici-
pants will be Prof. Daniel Wit, of
the Dept. of Political Science; and
Remi Clignet, formerly of the
French Foreign Service and gradu-
ate student in sociology.
Slides To Be Shown
Colored slides on Mexico and
Honduras, accompanied by an ex-
planatory talk, will be given at
the International Center at 7:34
p.m. on Sunday.
A trip to the state capital in
Lansing, sixty miles northwest of
Ann Arbor, has been planned for
Tuesday.
Students will be given a chance
to see the state legislature in ses-
sion and to tour the administrative
offices in the Capitol Building.
To Meet Governor
At 8:30 a.m., students will leave
International Center by car or
bus. They will meet the Governor
and 'elected officials at Lansing.
Then they will attend Senate or
House committee meetings. After
lunch students will visit sessions of
the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives and will return to Ann
Arbor by 5:30 p.m.
Cost will be $3 which will cover
lunch and transportation.
Students are urged to make
their reservations by Friday noon
in order to assure transportation.
Although the trip is primarily
planned for students from abroad
and their families, they are wel-
come to bring American friends
along.

PAUL BUNYAN RETURNS TO ANN ARBOR FOR ANNUAL VISIT
Dental Students To Present
Annual Odonto Bal I at Union!

-Daiiy-Lynn Wallas.
"HERE COMES THE BRIDE"-Pictured from left to right, Mrs.
Louis Lewis in a wedding dress of 1929, Mrs. Hazen Schumacher
wearing one of 1954 and Mrs. Hansford W. Farris, dressed in the
oldest, 1880, as they appeared in the annual fashion show of the
Newcomers section of the Faculty Women's Club.
Club Shows Bridal Gowns;
Coeds To Model Fashions

Senior Coeds To Meet
For Dinner, Program

Traditional festivities will take
place next Thursday when senior
women will meet for the annual
Senior Night dinner and program.
Until 1935 a Senior Supper was
held in Betsy Barbour. After din-
ner coeds clothed in caps and
gowns, paraded to Waterman Gym
to view a show presented by the
juniors.
Upon completion of the Union,
Senior Suppers were held in the
new building, while the shows were
given at the old Whitney Theatre
on Main St.
Starting in 1936 and continuing
to the present time, the tradition-
al dinners have been held in the
League Ballroom. In 1936, seniors
rented caps and gowns for the oc-
casion and were charged 65 cents
for the dinner and play.
Numbers Repeated
Taking full advantage of their
class status, the senior coeds en-,
joy the opportunity to call for a
repeat performance of any song,
dance, or scene they particularly
liked.
In 1938, however, the custom of
throwing pennies, confetti, gum-
drops and sticky stuff, was ta-
booed.
For the duration of the war, the
Senior Supper was discontinued,
although seniors were still invit-
ed to attend the JGP production.'
Senior Supper became Senior'
Night in 1949. The Senior Night
program begins at 5:30 p.m.' with
the traditional march from the li-
brary to the League. Following the
parade, a banquet is served in the
League Ballroom.
Status Indicated
At the dinner, each senior wo-
man bears a sign of her romantic
status. Married women carry
candles while engaged coeds suck
lemons.
A pin-cushion made by Miss
Ethel McCormick, social director
of the League, holds safety pins
which pinned seniors must wear
instead of their fraternity pins.
Every Senior Night 'general
chairman is to inscribe her name
on the cushion at the end of the
ceremony.
Unattached coeds carry pennies
to toss in a wishing well, one for
each year of their age.
JGP Previewed
After the dinner, the seniors
preview the premiere of the JGP
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Drills and fillings will be cast
aside Saturday, March 19, when
dental students attend the an-
nual Odonto Ball.
This dance, given by the junior
dentistry students ii honor of the
seniors, will be held from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. in the Union Ballroom.
James Gilmartin and his or-
chestra will supply the music.
In keeping with the "fantasy"
theme, the ballroom will be de-
corated with King Arthur and his
Court on one side and the Pied
Piper on the other. Mobiles will
hang from the ceiling.
Corsages To Be Given
Each woman at the dance will
receive a corsage of gardenias and
a favor.
As tradition dictates, the junior
class will provide entertainment
for the seniors and their dates.
Tley will present a skit which imi-
tates a national TV variety pro-

or by the junior women, in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
In previous years, seniors wore
caps and gowns. Due to the in-
crease in price for the garb, this
custom was sropped in 1952.
This year the theme of Senior
Night will be 'Pot 'O Gold,' in
keeping with the St. Patrick's Day
spirit.
Tickets for the dinner and en-
tertainment are priced at $1.90
and are obtainable in the League
Undergraduate Office or in coed
residences. Married women and
those not living on campus have
been sent letters of" information.

gram. This production will be en-
titled "The Ned Saliva Show."
A movie will be shown satirizing
a student in Dentistry School.
Starring in this movie will be Wil-
liam Bowles.
Original Songs
Two original songs written by
Herschel Horowitz and Fred Gar-'
ber will be sung by Horowitz. He
will be accompanied by dental hy-
gienests.
Door prizes will be provided for
the dance by two supply houses in
Ann Arbor. Among the twelve
prizes being awarded, will be a
diamond with which dental stu-
dents cut because they are so hard
and durable. Other prizes will con-
sist of dental equipment also.
Sherwin Fishman, chairman of
the social committee urges all
dental students and their dates to
attend Odonto Ball.

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By ROSE PERLBERG

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION:
Construction Crews Prepare Lighting,
Sound Effects, Frames for Skit Night

By GAIL GOLDSTEIN
Staging of the skits in Hill Audi-
torium is a vital part of the prepa-
ration for Skit Night which will
be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Lighting, sound, and rehearsals
are all the job of productions Co-
chairmen Andrea Snyder and Dave
Davies. They are responsible for
working out the many problems
connected with the staging of the
skits.
The basic stage is made up of
four 16 feet by 16 feet frames cov-
ered with black drapery. The com-
mittee will provide the houses en-
tering the competitionx with flood-
lights, microphones, color frames,

risers, traveling arcs, and other ne-
cessary equipment.
Skits Rehearsed
Construction crews have been at
work for weeks preparing the
frames and gathering materials
for use on the stage of the audi-
torium. Yesterday ,all equipment
was put up for a complete dress
rehearsal of each skit. There will
be a final practice at 7:30 p.m. to-
day for line perfection and
straightening out of mechanical
details.
Each group is responsible for
its own show. The productions
committee, however, assists houses.
Flats have been constructed and
painted by production crews from
the various houses entering the
competition. They have, with the
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help of the production committee,
designed appropriate scenery for
their individual shows.
Scenery Planned
Scenery that will add to the
meaning and authenticity of the
skits has been the aim of the
house crews. Correct lighting has
also been a concern because this
can make a great difference in
thje effectiveness of a show.
For the past several Wednesday
afternoons meetings have been
held by Miss Snyder and Davies
with the directors and productions
representatives of' each skit. In
these meetings the various prob-
lems of production have been
straightened out. Also the commit-
tee has used this time to inform
the houses of instructions for the
use of Hill Auditorium.
Dressing rooms in the basement
and on the second floor of Hill Au-
ditorium have been provided to use
in preparation for skits.
Tickets are on sale in the Ad-
ministration Building from 9 a.rn.
until 5 p.m. and will also be sold
at the door. Prices are $1.25, $1
and 75 cents.

Wedding Attire..;.
"Here comes the bride . . .
Stepping in time to piano music,
15 members of the Newcomers
section of the Faculty Women's
Club walked down an aisle similar
to that of a church, as they mod-
eled wedding dresses worn during
the last 75 years.
Held at the League, the fashion
show was the year's biggest event
for the section..
Styles Changed
The gowns, all originally belong-
ing to section members, showed
America's changing taste in wed-
ding attire throughout the years.
Perhaps the most striking con-
trast was bgtween a dress worn
originally in 1880, and one of
1929. Made of heavy silk faille, the
former was adorned by a rich da-
mask train, while the bride of 1929
appeared in a thin, netted, long
waisted affair which came barely
to the knees.
Other gowns ranging in age
from 70 to one year old were view-
ed and appraised by members of
the section and their guests.
Hobbies Displayed
Various hobbies of Newcomers
were on display throughout the
afternoon. Tea and cookies were
also served at tables decorated
around a wedding theme.
Mrs. Richard Folsom, one of the
Newcomers in charge of the event,
remarked that the section gives
some sort of fashion show every
year. "Our last was one during
which women modeled dresses they
had made themselves," she said..
. * *
Travelogue Show ...
"Trip Tease," a fashion, trav-
elogue show, will be presented at
the Union Ballroom at 1:30 p.m.,
tomorrow.
Ticket Error
Students holding tickets for
Skit Night are asked to dis-
regard the time indicated on
the tickets. Skit Night will be
presented at 8 p.m. tomorrow
night at Hill Auditorium.

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Three coeds, Sue Chaffee, Alice
James and Sue Martin, all of Kap-
pa Kappa Gamma sorority, will
model at the show. Other models
will be members of the University
Alumnae Club.
The style show, given by the Lu-
cile B. Conger Group of the Club,
is designed to help sponsor alum-
nae scholarships.
On the program will be Eleanor
Shinohara and Joan Muranaka,
doing a Hawaiian dance, and Ruby
Ferguson in a Panamanian dance.
Mrs. Bonnie Dishner from the Ar-
thur Murray studio and William
Bottomley of the Bill Bottomley
Combo will perform a MeJcan
dance.
General chairman for the event
is Mrs. Harold Broves, Jr.
The fashions will be provided by
a local store.

FROSH WEEKEND-There will
be a tickets committee meeting for
blue team members of Frosh
Weekend at 7 p.m. today in the
League.
PHYS ED CLUB-Members of
the Women's Physical Education
Club will meet at 9 a.m. today at
Barbour Gym for an assembly to
be given by freshme-i majors,
S * * *
SPRING WEEKEND - Spring
Weekend central committee will
meet at 4 p.m. today in Rm. 3A
of the Union.
4' * *
BASKETBALL - Finals in the
women's basketball tournament
will be played at 7:15 p.m. today
in Barbour Gymnasium. Couzens
I will meet Mosher I in tourna-
ment A, while Newberry II opposes
Alpha Chi Omega in tournament
B.
JGP-There will be a meeting
of the JGP stunts committee at
7:15 p.m. today in the League.
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