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E PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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PAGE SIX THE MICHIGAN DAILY SUNDAY, APit~NL 15, i~56

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'Gras' Funds
Will Benefit,
Four Groups
By CAROL PRINS
Women's Athletic Association
and the Union, co-sponsors of Mi-
chigras, have designated the chari-
ties which will benefit from the
proceeds earned in the festival.
Jaylee Duke, president of the
W.A.A., pointed out that proceeds
earned by that organization will
be split in three ways. Fifteen
percent of the profits will go to
the W.A.A. which will use the
funds in the general area of stu-
dent recreation. The remainder
of the profit will be divided be-
tween the World University Ser-
vice and the Washtenaw County
Chapter for Mentally Retarded
Children.
The funds which are designated
for the W.U.S. will go specifically
ti the Patna Student Health Cen-
ter in Baihar, India. The center
services approximately ten thou-
sand Indian university students.
The remainder of the funds will
be used to aid mentally retarded
children of Washtenaw County.
The funds will be given to a school
which aids the children in experi-
encing group relationships.
This school has just recently
opened in the Salvation Army
Building in Ann Arbor. The Mi-
chigras funds will be administered
by a joint committee of student
members of the W.A.A. and mem-
bers of the Board of the Commit-
tee for Mentally Retarded Chil-
dren.
The profits which will go to the
Union will be divided with one-
third going to the school for men-
tally retarded children also. The
remaining two-thirds of the Union
profit will go to the University
Fresh Air Camp.
The camp rehabilitates boys
with serious emotional and social
problems and serves as a workshop
for graduate students in sociology,'
education and psychology.

Festive Carnival
ToBeginFriday
"Tempos Through Time" is the theme of the 1954 Michigras,
and musical floats, marching bands, a calliope and a "Michiclef" will
help to carry it out during the fun-packed weekend.
Michigras begins Friday with a. one and a. half hour parade
through Ann Arbor. Nearly eighty housing units have co-operated
on floats, each depicting some phase of the musical world.
The University's marching band, along with those from several
Michigan cities and high schools, will add further color to the parade.
Cowns and a calliope will round
HISTORY: out the atmosphere.
The carnival itself will take
Sa wplace at Yost Fieldhouse both
i higras Friday and Saturday nights..Hous-
Ing units will again compete for
B egan 54 Prizes, this time-b-yproviding
refreshment and skill-testing
booths. Those who meet the teat
.Y ears o will be awarded "Michibucks,"
which can be redeemed for prizes
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'X' MARKS THE SPOTS where the 1956 Michigras Parade will begin and end. The hour and a
half event will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday.
One-and-a-Half Hour Parade Friday
W ll Initiate Two- Day Celebration

The whirlwind Michigras week-
end will officially begin at 3:30
p.m. Friday with the hour-and-a-
half parade through the business
district and campus area of Ann
Arbor.
Forty student-sponsored floats
and 11 marching bands are entered
in respective contests.
Also included will be new con-
vertibles and novelty units - an'
old-fashioned calliope, a number
of antique cars, clowns, horses and'
giraffe heads.
Floats will be judged by a com-
mittee of representatives of the
city and the University, a "New
York celebrity," a player on the

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Detroit Lions, and a representa-
tive of the Detroit Institute of
Arts.
From a vantage point in front
of the Union, the judges will base
their decisions on originality,
quality and effectiveness of pre-
sentation.
The band judges, Prof. Joseph
Maddy and Prof. Maynard Klein
of the music school, will use
marching, music, uniform and
cadence as their criteria.
Five Miles
The parade will assemble at the
intersection of Detroit and Cath-
erine and move at approximately
five miles per hour until it reaches
its destination-the Yost field
house.
The following is the order of
floats and bands entered in the
Michigras parade:
Tempos Thru' Time - Central
Committee
Opus I-Sorosis and Sigma Nu
Lohengrin - Fletcher Hall and
Van Tyne House
Air Force Band
Down by the Old Mill Stream-
Stockwell and Acacia.
Domino-Alpha Tau Omega and
Chi Omega
Mickie and Minnie Rock and
Roll-Chi Phi and Kappa Delta,
Allen Park Band
Volga Boatmen-Hinsdale and
Zeta Psi
Hansel and Gretel-Alpha Chi
Omega and Phi Delta Theta
Beethoven's Fifth - Alpha Ep-
silon Pt
I've Been Working on the Rail-
road-Delta Gamma and Delta
Upsilon
The Clock-Chi Psi and Sigma
Kappa
Ann Arbor High School Band
Nero Fiddled - Kappa Kappa
Gamma and Lambda Chi Alpha
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Chinatown, My Chinatown -
Kappa Sigma
Rub-a-dub-dub - Couzens and
Lloyd
Chelsea Band
Brigadoon--Sigma Alpha Epsi-
lon and Alpha Gamma Delta
Wagon Wheels-Delta Tau Del-
ta and Vaughn
Three Coins
Dexter Band
Babes in Toyland-Alpha Omi-
cron Pi and Phi Sigma Kappa
Calypso Goes Crazy-Alpha Phi
and Phi Gamma Delta
Three Coins in a Fountain-The-
mia and Hinsdale
Scherezade-Gamma Phi Beta
and Theta Xi
Morrice Band
And He Called for His Fiddlers
Three-Cook and Alpha Sigma Phi
Easter Parade-Sigma Chi and
Kappa Alpha Theta
La Mer-Henderson and Delta
Chi
Tales of Hoffman-Alpha Xi
Delta and Theta Delta Chi
Milan Band
Blow, Gabriel, Blow-Angell and
Taylor
Pictures in an Art Exhibition-'
Hobbs and Sigma Alpha Mu
Music Born of the Primitive Soul
-Zeta Beta Tau and Delta Delta.
Delta
Music Box-Prescott and Hay-
Gaite Pariesienne-Sigma Delta
Tau and Sigma Phi Epsilon
Red, Hot, andCool-Beta Theta
Pi and Alpha Delta Pi
Plymouth Band
* In the Still of the Night-
Reeves and Palmer_
Many Scouts
The Little Brown Gal-Delta
Kappa Epsilon and Kleinstueck
Venice, City of Song-Alpha Ep-
silon Phi and Phi Sigma. Delta
Roosevelt of Ypsilanti Band
Wagnerian Opera-Tau Kappa
Epsilon
Orchestration by Automation
Tyler and Delta Sigma Phi
Stephen Foster -Jordan and
Theta Chi
Progression in Jazz-Alpha Del-
ta Phi and Alethia
Music Around the World-Inter-
iational Students Association
The Girl Scouts Together - Girl
Scouts
I Hear America Singing-Pi
Beta Phi and Phi- Kappa Tau
Coldwater Band

By TED FRIEDMAN
Singe its establishment 54 years
ago, Michigras has. become the
University's most spectacular tra-
dition.
The carnivals have run from Ro-
man Circus themes to the most .
far-fehed science fiction, com-
plete with full-scale Inter-plane-
tary rockets.
The fests were launched in 1902
when the Women's Athletic As-
sociation sponsored a carnival in
Waterman Gymnasium to raise
funds. It met with such success
that in 1905 the carnival was re-
peated, and the first Michigras pa-
rade marched through a drizzling
rainstorm.
The 1 early festivals were called
"County Fairs" and were taken'
over by the Union for its Club-
house Fund. During the 1920's an
intensive campaign was carried on
to get the University's growing
number of women students to par-.
ticipate,
It was announced. that women
would be permitted to come with-
out dates.
In 1937, the "Penny Carnival"
of the WAA was merged with the
"County Fair" and the result was.
given the title, "Michigras."
The '39 Michigras was held by,
coincidence at the same time the'
World's Fair was. conducted', in
New York, and by. an even strang-
er coincidence had a similar
theme, "The World of Today and
Tomorrow."
The outraged University stu-
dents filed a suit in an Ann Ar-
bor court. against the New York
fair demanding that the World's
Fair shut down during the two
nights of Michigras becaus of
"unfair competition."
But this most - fabulous - of - all
carnivals was the last for a while,
for the war took its toll even for
Michigras.
But after the war, the celebra-
tions returned even stronger than
before.
The 52itieth AnniversaryMi-
chigras was said to rival the
Olympian feats of the Circus Maxi-
mus, with $2,600 in prizes and an
estimated 17,000 spectators for the
parade.
And the last Michigras in 1954
topped even this, with 20,000 spec-
tators and coverage by television.
Through their history, the car-
nivals have raised money for the
Union's and the new women's pool,
a men's dormitory and countless
other projects.

Grand Prizes-tyo new suits of.,
clothing and two new watches.
Sixteen rides and concessions
will also be set up for the stu-
dents, townspeople and spectatow
from throughout the state.
Saturday afternoon will brim -aa
special "biddy Carnival", between,
11I am. and 5$ p.m., presentedex-
elusively for the younger set.
Sponsors of the semi-annual
weekend, the Union and the Wom-
en's Athletic Association, have de-
ided to. contribute the proceeds
from Michigras to the University.
Fresh Air Camp, the Michigan As-
sociation for Retarded Children
and the World University Service.
General chairmen for the event
are Paula Strong, '56, and Barney
tfelzberg, '56.
How To Win
Grand Prizes
"Anyope can win a grand pria.
at Michigras," Don'Young, '58, co-
chairman of the prizes committee
optimistically commented.
It's easy. All you have to do is
to collect 20 Michibucks, turn them
in at the prizes, booth and your
name will be among those from
which the winning names will be
drawn at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, Ap-
ril 21.
There will be four separate
grand prizes awarded-two to
women' and two to men. The
prizes consst of a man's and a
woman's watch, a man's suit and
Sd woman's dress.
If * potential grand prize win-
ner becomes a bit anxious to turn
his Michibucks into a prize be-
fore he has amassed the required
20 Michibucks, he may do so and
still be eligible to have his name
in the drawing. By showing at
least 10 Michibucks at the prie
booth, his name will be' recorded
and his Michibuck's torn In' half.
enabling him to still redeem them
for prizes.
Upon turning in the balance of
the required 20' Michibucks, he
may. have his name In the draw-
ing.
If a person is especially adept a.t
the skill booths, he may have his
liaame in the drawing as many
times as he can collect 20 Michi-
bucks.

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