10, 1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Michiclef To Make Appearance,
Meeting To Plan
Michiclef, newly chosen symbol
to represent the theme of the 1956
Michigras, will make his first ap-
pearance at the Booths and Floats
meeting for house representatives,
to be held at 7:30 p.m. today in
Rm. 3-G of the Union.
Michigras committee chairmen
stressed- the fact that each house
must send a representative to this
joint booths and parade meeting,
in order to participate.
Mimeographed papers with im-
portant general instruction for all
houses will be distributed.
Booths co-chairmen Lynn Gar-
ver and Charlie Wood and parade
co-chairmen Libby Garland and
Bill Miller will explain certain
procedures that must be followed,
by the houses regard fire regula-
tions and the requisitioning sys-
In order to obtain supplies for
Michigras, a certain process of
requisitioning must be followed,
which will be explained.
Explanations of where and how
the parade will take place, will be
given by Miss Garland and Miller.
Special attractions in the parade
will also be discussed, such as the
appearances of clown, o14 cars
and marching units.
Miss Garver and Wood will dis-
cuss how the Michigras booths
will be set up.
Explanations of the three types
of booths: show, refreshments and
skill, and how entries will be clas-
sified, are scheduled to be dis-
cussed at this meeting.
The petitioning process for house
entries in both the parade and
booth aspects of Michigras will
also be ex'plained. Dates that peti-
tions are due will be announced.
April 20 and 21
The two-day event will be pre-
sented April 20 and 21 with late
permission of 1:30 a.m. being pro-
vided for women students both
Co-chairmen of the event are
Barney Helzberg and Paula Strong.
Helzberg remarked that "This
year's theme has endless possibili-
ties for being carried out in all as-
pects of the event, such as in the
Michigras parade as well as in the
booths section of the carnival."
Michigras is sponsored jointly
by the Men's Union and the Woni-
ens' Athletic Association.
Miss Garver, Wood, and Miller
will select the trophies which will
be awarded to winning show
booths and parade floats at
Bluebook Ball Slated
For Presentation Soon
Traditional dances, both weekly
and semi-annual, head the Union's
list pf end-of-semester entertain-
Rainbow Rendevous, last in a
series of Saturday night dances
will be presented from 9 p.m. to
midnight Saturday, while Blue-
book Ball is slated.to be held from
9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Jan.
The Union Ballroom will sport
the usual colored lighting arrange-
ments that first prompted organ-
izers to give Saturday night dances
the name, Rainbow Rendevous.
Red Johnson To Play
Providing many types of dance
music, some of which is sure to
suit the preferences of all couples
attending, will be Red Johnson
and his orchestra.
Coeds and their dates will again
find themselves in a night club
atmosphere. Small tables, equip-
ped with flickering candles placed
at one end of the softly-lit ball-
room provide quarters for students
who want to "take a breather," or
just engage in some quiet conver-
Tickets for theaffair may be
purchased at the door.
According to Tony Trippito,
chairman of decorations for the
Union Dance Committee, Rainbow
Rendevous, which made its debut
early in the semester has been a
successful addition to the Union's
roster of dance entertainment.
"We're planning to continue
them next semester," he declared.
"The outlook for their popularity
is very bright."
Blue Book Ball
A cheerful note tucked in among
the pages of many a cramming
student's "bluebook blues" is the
Union's semi-annual Blue Book
Ball, s ch e d u1e d appropriately
enough for the weekend before
"the big plunge."
Blue will-be the prominent color
scheme in the ballroom. Blue books
of all sizes will be on hand as a
grim reminder of what's ahead.
Tickets for the dance are now
on sale in the Union.
Recent Engagements of Coeds Announced
MICHIGRAS SYMBOL--Michiclef has been chosen as the symbol
to represent the 1956 Michigras theme, "Tempos Through Time."
A booths and floats meeting for house representatives will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today in Rm. 3-G of the Union.
Fraternity 's Housemother
Gives F riendsh i p,'Guidance
Lane - Slavin
Joyce Ellen Lane's engagement
to Louis J. Slavin, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Slavin of Kalamazoo,
was recently announced by her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald J.
Lane of Detroit.
Miss Lane, who is a senior in the
School of Education, is a member
of Alpha Epsilon Phi, Pi Lambda
Theta and Mortarboard.
Mr. Slavin graduated from the
University in 1955. He is a member
of Zeta Beta Tau.
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Silberman - Goldstein
The engagement of Bonnie Es-
ther Silberman of Chicago, daugh-
ter of Mrs. Henry Schannon and
the late Dr. Walter Silberman, to
Alvin Ira Goldstein, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Irving Gold§tein of Gary,
Ind., was recently announced.
Miss Silberman, a senior in the
School of Business Administration,
is social chairman of Phi Chi Theta
and past president of Palmer
Mr. Goldstein attended Indiana
Sigma Alpha Iota, national
music sorority, will hold a musi-
cale at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the
Women's City Club.
The active chapter will present
the program. To begin the pro-
gram Linda Beck, pianist, will play
Bach's "Toccato in E minor Par-
A woodwind quintet composed
of Patricia Martin on the flute,
Patricia Stenberg on the oboe,
Virginia Catanese on the clarinet,
Eleanor Becker on the bassoon,
and Howard T. Howard, a guest,
on the French horn will give as
their selection two sketches by
Phyllis Rode Legband, cellist,
will play "Allegro from Concerto
in D" by Haydn accompanied by
Helen Mendelsohn, pianist.
Also featured in the program
will be Mozart's "Rondo for Con-
certo for flute in G major" done
by Patricia Martin, flutist with
Sara Thurston, pianist.
Meredyth Manns, soprano, will
sing "Loss uns o" Hochster Gott,"
Aria contata No. 41 by Bach. Her
accompaniment will be provided
by pianist Melita.Tru and an oboe
trio comsisting of Patricia Sten-
berg, Joan Gassaway and Rebecca
To complete the musicale, "La
Fleur des Eaux" from "Poeme de
L'Aniour et de La Mar" will be
performed by pianist Melita True.
The hostess for the event will
be Gail Lyons assisted by Mrs.
Edwin Goddard, Mrs. Ralph Joseph
and Mary Alice McPherson.
Among the sorority's activities is
the Sigma -Alpha Iota Annual
American Musicale. Last year the
program featured contemporary
American music and was open to
By SUE RAUNHEIM
"For psychology majors - she
is their subject; for philosophy
majors-their contemporary; for
music majors-their teacher; Mom
is everyone's bank-for extra funds
as well as morale."
This is the tribute which the
men of Tau Delta Phi have paid
their cook and housekeeper.
Elsie Gerace was born in Rus-
sia and came to America in 1902.
She settled in New York City
where she spent most of her life.
After marrying an Italian phar-
macist, Robert Gerace, "Mom"
raised a family of two daughters
and a son. Her son, Buddha Ger-
ace, became a vocal therapist and
has taught such people as Henry
Fonda and Jose Ferrer.
In 1946 when her husband died,
Mrs. Gerace felt shedhad too much
time on her hands. Her eyes
twinkled as she talked about the
spaghetti house she had opened
for the summer in Edgemere, New
"When youngsters came in, they
didn't know what to call me," she
remarked. "Then one day my own
children came into the shop and
called me Mom. Since then I
have been Mom to everyone."
While Mom was busily engaged
in this new enterprise, Lee Brooks,
a Tau Delta Phi affiliate happened
to come to her spaghetti house.
Soon he asked her, to come to the
University to cook for the frater-
"I had to be coaxed," said Mom,
"because I had never been away.
from my family." At Christmas
time in 1949 she finally decided to
When Mom first came to the
University, the fraternity had only
10 men. She cooked for them as
she did her own children, making
their favorite dishes of gefulte fish,
a chopped fish delicacy and pizza
pie, an Italian dish.
Marketing and Cooking
Mrs. Gerace did the marketing
and cooking and made sure the
house was always in order. "I
did away with most of the serv-
ants because there was too much
commotionsand expense," she said.
The philosophy of this good
natured housekeeper is to learn
and train yourself to take every-
thing with a grain of salt. Said
Mom, "It is just as easy to be
nice as to be nasty. I like to please
In between semesters Mom is
staying in Michigan instead of
flying to New York because the
pledges have hell week. "With all
the fuss they go through, the least
I can do is make sure they have
J-HOP TICKETS-J-Hop Tick-
ets will be sold from 1 to 5 p.m.
today through Friday at the Ad-
ministration Building. Tickets for
the J-Hop weekend ski trip may
also be purchased at this time.
S* * *
CROP AND SADDLE-Crop and
Saddle Club will meet at 7 p.m.
today at the WAB. Members who
can't attend are asked to notify
the club managers.
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Guinea Pig in Democracy" will be
the topic of an I.S.A. sponsored
discussion between German and
American students to be held at
7:30 p.m. Friday in the recreation
room of the International Center.
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