WEDNESDAY, NOVEM 3M 16,
TIRE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDN ESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1935 THE MICHIGAN DAILY D*d~WI
Decorations to Depict
'Basin Street' Scenes
Of 'Old New Orleans'
Climaxing the football season,
the Union will present an all cam-
pus dance, its last until after
Christmas, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Saturday in the Union ballroom.
Set in a scene depicting the fa-
mous French Quarter of New Or-
leans, the dance is appropriately
titled "Basin Street Blues."
"We're going to try to provide
a realistic atmosphere with deco-
rations," George Henrich, chair-
man of the Union dance committee
Basin Street Scene
A 30 foot scene on the east end
of the ballroom will depict Basin
Street buildings, and special at-
tention is being given to fancy
grill work, characteristic of that
section of Old New Orleans.
Couples may relax and "take a
breather" at the side walk cafe,
which is being specially construct-
ed for the occasion.
Old Fashioned Lights
Old-Fashioned street lights, dec-
orating both the patio and Basin
Street, will add to the atmosphere.
Hanging from the ceiling will
be the traditional giant football
that has appeared at all other
dances during the football season.
Games and scores of IMichigan
games may be seen on the ball.
Coeds and their dates will dance
along the Street to the music of
Red Johnson's nine piece orches-
"As a, special attraction, we're
arranging unusual intermission
entertainment," Henrich disclosed.
"The Michigan Union Opera will
give a sneak preview of their pro-,
duction which is scheduled for
Black and white programs with
a jazz player on the cover, will be
handed to coeds at the door.
Tickets for the affair may be
purchased at the Union Saturday,
and at the door during the dance.
Assisting committee chairman
Henrich will be Tony Trittipo,
decorations and Dom Brown, pub-
Reduced train fares will be of-
fered to students going home for
Christmas vacation as a special
service, sponsored by the Vulcans,
senior engineering honor society.
There will be a rate reduction of
18 per cent on round trip train
tickets to Buffalo, Rochester, Syra-
cuse, Albany, New York City,
Springfield, Boston and other
points east, as well as to Chicago.
Tickets will be on sale between
11 a.m. and noon, and 1 and 2
p.m. the week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 2
in the Administration Building.
They will go on sale again from
10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30
p.m. from Dec. 5 to 9 and 12 to 14.
Tickets will be good until Sun-
day, Jan. 4.
This service, which the Vulcans
sponsor at Easter also, has been a
project of theirs for many years.
Other activities include entertain-
ing patients at the University and
Veterans Hospitals and presenting
scholarships to engineers.
Arising in answer to a student
demand for more economical'
means of transportation, this pro-
ject has proved successful.
The second of this semester's
Union sponsored theater trips to
Detroit will be held tomorrow.
Students will journey to De-
troit to see "The Danny Kaye Re-
vue," an international all-star
The performance will feature
Kaye, Senor Wences, The Cheers,
The Dunhills, Marquis and Fam-
ily and The Three Hours.
Ventriloquist Wences has made
many television appearances, while
The Three Cheers are best known
for their recording of "Black Den-
"Madam Butterfly," Puccini's
opera, will be presented on Sun-
day. Sung in Italian, its princi-
pal roles will be filled by tenor
Barry Morrell and soprano Doxo-
Miss Kirsten, well known star of
the Metropolitan Opera Company,
recently received high praises for
her performance in Detroit's Sun-
day afternoon concert series.
Makes Detroit Debut
Making his Detroit debut as Lt.
Pinkerton, Morrell has been hailed
as a "sensational young tenor who
has attracted a lot of attention
at the New York City Center."
The opera will appear in De-
troit as a part of the city's 13th
annual grand opera festival. Its
cast is from the New York City
Students taking advantage of
the first theater trip to Detroit
last night saw Bizet's all time fa-
This performance marked Mar-
jorie Gordon's first appearance in
Detroit. Tenor Rudolph Petrak,
a veteran with the New York Op-
era Company has been heard in
Buses will leave from the rear
entrance of the administration
building at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow
Students are asked by members
of the Union trip committee to
bring their receipts for the trips
as they must be exchanged for
tickets at the theater.
All women attending these per-
formances will be given late per-
Transportation to and from De-
troit and theater tickets have been
provided for students at a reduced
rate for these trips.
"Trips are usually scattered
throughout the term according to
Joel Siegel, a member of the Un-
ion publicity committee. "It is
unusual to have three in the same
week," he said.
'U Students Will See
'Danny Kaye Revue'
BLOCK 'M' FORMS 'MICHIGAN' WITH FLASH CARDS
ocM Adds Color
By MARY BETH GODFROY
Contrary to the belief of many
University students, Block 'M' is
much more than a group that
waves brightly colored flash cards
after a good play on the football
It is a group of 1161 students
who add a great deal to the spirit
and color of the game through
the use of capes and cards.
The cards are made of heavy
cardboard with one color on each
side. Five minutes. before the half,
four cards are distributed to each
The capes, new this season, are
made of maize and blue felt. Each
person in the group is assigned a
special cape which is given to him
before the game and collected after
Thus, when all the students are
seated in the block, a blue 'M' on
a maize background is formed.
When it was organized in 1952,
Block 'M' had only two flash cards:
maize, blue, red, and white, and
did simple non-flip stunts. Last
year these cards were completely
replaced by new ones consisting of
eight colors, and flip stunts were
This year along with the use of
more complex stunts, a new speak-
er system was added through the
courtesy of the Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Activities.
Form Moving Pictures
Flip stunts enable the students
to form moving pictures such as
the unfurling of a flag or the
movement of clock hands. This is
done by each part of the section
flipping their cards on different
The flips also make it possible
to change from one picture to an-
other during the same stunt. This
is done, for example, when the
section goes from a Block 'M' to
"U of M."
Events Around Campus
BASKETBALL-Captains in the
WAA Basketball Tournament will
meet at 5:10 p.m. today at the
WAB for a clinic.
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HOUSE ATHLETIC MANAGERS
-House Athletic Managers will
meet at 5:10 p.m. today in Bar-j
bour Gym for their Ensian pic-i
BADMINTON CLUB-The co-
recreational Badminton Club will
meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today in
MARTHA COOK TEA-A tea
will be given from 3 to 5 p.m.
Friday at Martha Cook Building
for all women interested in meet-
ing the residents and seeing the
facilities of the building.
1J'or her beautiful moments, Christmas and after
IFC Ball Committee
Central committee members
for the 1956 IFC Ball, slated
for May 18, have been announc-
ed by general chairman Herb
Schneider of Phi Sigma Delta.
Ron Norene of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon will handle the fin-
ances while George Davidson of
Kappa Sigma will take charge
of programs and patrons.
Theta Xi's Ron Ritzler will
manage ticket sales and Sandra
Beer of Sigma Delta Tau will
act as executive secretary.
Heading the publicity cam-
paign will be Fred Schatz of
Phi Sigma Delta as Ed Richter
of Tau Kappa Epsilon chair-
mans the decorations commit-
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