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April 20, 1956 - Image 5

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WAA To Offer Coeds
Swimming Instruction

-Daily-John Hirtzel
Michigras Booths Near Completion

Confusion is the only word that
can begin to describe the mass ac-
tivity that shook the very walls of
Yost Fieldhouse last night as men.
and coeds frantically worked on
last minute completion of Michi-
gras booths.
In an aura of whining saws,
crashing hammers and blaring
loud-speakers, paint-spattered stu-
dents brought their long-planned
projects into the final stages.
The scene was hectic but gay.
Blue-jeaned and Bermuda short-
clad coeds shouted'and laughed as
they struggled to put up freshly-
painted partitions.
,Work and Fun
Grimy workers joked and played
mischievous pranks on their fel-
low helpers.
While men pounded freshly cut

planks into place on thee skeleton
of a show booth, weary coeds prac-
ticed a dance routine, probably for
the 100th time and collapsed with
sighs . and gasps on the sawdust
littered ground.
One with more foresight than
her friends had brought a blanket
and pillow and was, calmly taking
40 winks.
Tottering on a shaky ladder, a
determined fraternity man put
finishing touches on the peak of
a two-story booth, assisted ver-
bally by his brothers who preferred
the safety of the ground.
A , coed laid her white-wash
brush aside for a moment and
straightened up for a "breather."
She grinned and pushed a strag-
gly lock of hair back from her
flushed face. "It may not look

Four Charities Will Receive
Proceeds From, Michigras

r. i

Proceeds from the 1956 Michi-
gras will be donated to four chari-
ties, which were selected by the
Women's Athletic Association and
the Union, co-sponsors of the bi-
ennial carnival.
The WAA's half of the proceeds
will be split three ways.
Fifteen. per cent of the profits
will go to the WAA, to be used In
the general area of student and
faculty recreation. The remainder
of their share of the profits will
be divided equally between the
World University Service and the
Washtenaw County Chapter for
the Advancement of Mentally Re-
tarded Children.
WAA Part
Charlotte Haller, new president
of the WAA, clarified the WAA's
action of designating that part of
the Michigras profits would go to
the WAA.
"We have no means of income,
except our WAA-sponsored apple
and blazer sales," she said.
"In past years, the WAA has
used almost their entire half of
the proceeds for projects, such as
the building of the women's swim-
ming pool," she added.
"We feel our projects this year

campus, both men and women,
students and faculty," Miss Haller
declared, "and we would not be
able to finance them unless we
receive some sort of monetary sup-
Specific activities which will be
made possible by this allotment
include the WAA's fall football
clinic and co-recreational activities
in the Intra-Mural Building for
all men and women students.
They also sponsor programs and
projects by the co-recreational
clubs, such as the modern dance,
badminton and ballet clubs, and
putting on sports days and Michi-
fish programs.
Funds, designated to go to WUS,
will be sent specifically to the Pat-
na Student Health Center in Bai-
har, India.
Other Charities
The rest of the WAA's share
of the profits will be used for a
school, which aids mentally re-
tarded children to experience
group relationships.
The Union's share of the profits
will be divided with one-third go-
ing to the school for mentally re-
tarded children too. The remain-
ing two-thirds of the Union profit
will go to the University Fresh
Air Camp.

like much now," she said apolo-
getically, but wait until tomor-
Enthusiasm For All
Nearby, a man leaned on his
saw, surveying his booth which
obviously needed much more
work. He pointed down towards
the rear of the fiedhouse where
$everal of the booths were prac-
tically ready for the public. "Don't
they look tremendous!" he ex-
The hundreds of people wan-
dering through the maze of con-
struction materials seemed to fall
roughly into two groups - the
workers and the onlookers. Need-
less to say, the onlookers greatly
outnumbered the workers.
A dust covered group was
knotted around the entrance of a
show booth'as its members has-
tily went through their paces for
the last time before the officials
came around to pass judgment on
their efforts.
Awards to Be Presented
The awards will be presented
to winners at 11 p.m. Saturday
by President Harlan H. Hatcher.
Michigras Central Committee
members distinguished by their
yellow ribbons hustled back and
forth issuing last-minute instruc-
General Co-Chairman Barney
Helzberg standing in the 'midst of
the furor and excitement was one
of the most enthusiastic. "Isn't
it exciting," he said with a broad
smile, "to see Michigras actually
come to life!"
"/I / sa'd Watjfat
we Abe danci9.'
Clinics are a joy to wear.
Soft and flexible, they give
the support essential to foot
comfort. See how much fresh-
er you feel when you wear

With summer approaching, the
thoughts of students are turning to
sunny beaches and water sports.
For those who have trouble with
their swimming, the Women's De-
partment of Physical Education
offers swimming instruction dur-
ing recreational hours at the wom-
en's pool, in addition to the regu-
larly-scheduled swimming classes.
According to Dr. Margaret Bell,
chairman of the department, coeds
have no swimming requirements
because the University hopes that
they realize the need of learning
to swim and will take advantage
of the facilities offered.
Pool Is Popular Place
It seems that students do take
advantage of indoor pool hours, as
attendance statistics show that be-
tween four and five thousand
people swim here each month. Last
month, for example, 4,777 utilized
University pool facilities.
"The women's pool offers coeds
a good opportunity to learn swim-
ming and boating rules which can
help prevent many summer water
sport accidents," Dr. Bell declared.
Swimming rules are simply stated
and simpler to follow, she said.
Swimming areas should always be
investigated before a group at-
tempts to swim or dive.
Floatation Devices
Floatation devices, such as inner
tubes and water wings, may be fun
to use, but weak swimmers often
place too much confidence in them,
experts say.
Most drownings occur close to
shore and even non-swimmers may
aid a person in trouble by throwing
any handy implement. Jackets,
oars, towels and boards have all
been known to save a drowning
person, when tossed to him.
Weak swimmers are cautioned
not to try to save a person by
going after someone in trouble,
for double accidents, have often
been caused in this way.
"Don't Panic"
"Don't panic," is a good motto to
apply to drowning accidents. The
only way to avoid panic, Frtzie
Gareis, Michifish coach and Wom-
men's Physical Education instruc-
tor says, is to "know how to swim
and to always be aware of the sit-
uation you are in."
The foremost safety rule, which
the boating enthusiast should fol-
low, is to learn to swim and to be
able to handle himself in deep
water before entering a rowboat or
Anyone who has seen a canoe
turn over knows that although it
is upside down the canoe will con-
tinue to float. Rowboats will also
float when overturned and have
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been known to stay afloat even
when three-quarters full of water.
For Fun and Enjoyment
Besides being a "life-saver,"
knowing how to swim well can also
be a source of fun and enjoyment.
There are no age limits on swim-
ming and it is well-recognized by
doctors as a source of wholesome
Swimming is also highly recom-
mended for treating and helping
to improve certain back ailments.
Accounting Group
Elects Officers
For Coming Year
'Beta Alpha Xi, national ac-
counting honorary, recently elected
President of the group is Fred
Keywell. Stuart Scheifele will as-
sume duties of vice-president and
Bill Herman, those of secretary-
treasurer. Faculty advisor of the
group is Samuel Hepworth, of the
accounting department.
Among the new members recent-
ly initiated were Wilbur Pierpont,
vice-president of the University;
Prof. L. Hart Wright of the law
school and Gilbert Lee, ccntroller
of the University.
Eligibility Requirements
Keywell stated that, in order to
be eligible for the ho .orary, stu-
dents must have a 3.0 average in
accounting and a 2.8 over-all aver-
Members are juniors, seniors and
graduate students.
He mentioned that the honorary
serves as a means to bring together
a group of men and women with
similar interests.
Large Group
"We took one of the largest
group of initiates in the history of
the honorary this semester," Key-
well added.
Several activities are planned
for the remainder of this semester,
including the annual student-fac-
ulty picnic with the members of
the accounting faculty and a field
trip to a well-known accounting
office in Detroit.

U' Carnival
Will Feature
Kiddie Rides
*Attractions To Include
Special Concessions
Designed for Juniors
Designed especially for children,
a "Kiddie Carnival" will be pre-
sented at Michigras, featuring
rides for children between the ages
of six and sixteen.
Scheduled from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow, a variety of "pint-sized"
concession rides will be available
for children only.
Making an appearance at the
"Kiddie Carnival" will be Ann
Arbor television personality Jean
Lausch. Several clowns will also
participate in the fun tomorrow.
Four Kiddie Rides
Jim Barger, Michigras conces-
sions chairman, said that four
special kiddie rides have been ob-
tained, designed for small-sized
riders. Ann Arbor children will
have an opportunity to ride on
small-scale trains, boats, automo-
biles and fire-engines.
For the larger-sized occupants, a
ferris wheel and merry-go-round
will provide more sedate rides,
while the "Spineroo," a vertical
octupus, which like like a ferris
wheel but with revolving cages,
will give a real "thriller-diller" ride
for those with more daring and
sporting instincts.
Another octopus-like concession
ride is the "Tiltawhirl." This thrill-
catching gadget has horizontally
revolving cages on the ends of long
steel arms.
Small Airplanes
The "flyoplane" consists of small
airplanes, attached to cables, in
which the occupant has a chance
to try out his aviation talents. The
rider can steer the machine by
means of a rudder-steering de-
A small-scale rocket ship ride
can be had on the "Rockoplane."
The ship "goes around in a circu-
lar path to beat the band," ac-
cording to Concessions Chairman
All rides will be in operation be-
tween 7 p.m. aid 1 a.m. today and
tomorrow on the carnival "mid-

Although Michigras festivities'
dominate the -social scene this
weekend, several housing units
have also planned formal and in-
formal dances.
The members of non-Michigras
activities is relatively small.
Phi Kappa Sigma will start the
weekend rolling with their spring
pledge formal. Dinner will be
served at a local restaurant and
the couples will return to the
house to dance in a Parisienne
Since everyone may be worn out
from that last effort to finish
their floats and booths, Phi Del-
ta Theta is planning a "Come-As-
You-Are" party for tomorrow eve-
ning. Records will provide dance
music for those who still have
enough energy left to dance.
Old-fashioned black lanterns
will provide lighting for couples
walking and dancing in the "Street
of Dreams" at Phi Alpha Kappa's

spring formal, also being held too
morrow evening.
The smell of hot dogs and burn-
ing marshmallows will drift from
the backyard of Phi Sigma Kap-
pa this same evening. After the
wienie roast, a record dance will
be held in the house.
Men of Zeta Psi and their dates
will come dressed as French
Apache dancers, in keeping with
the theme of their party.
Open houses, to supplement Mi.
chigras, will be held at Wi'* «,ns
'and Lloyd Houses, to round o I jfie
week's activities.




Riding Club
Members of Crop and Saddle
will be picked up at 1:30 p.m.,
today in front of the WAB.
They must be fully attired for
riding in the Michigras parade.


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