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Parade To Start Spring Weekend
Theta Xi Entry
For Best Poster
Theta Xi's entry by Grant Hil-
debrandt won the Spring Week-
end poster contest, Spring Week-
end judges announced recently.
Second place was awarded to
Kappa Kappa Gamma for a post-
er submitted by Kay MacKenzie.
Third place winner was entered
by James Kople for Taylor House,
Prizes will be presented at the
Spring Weekend dance, "Comic
Cotillion," planned for 9 a.m. to
1 a.m. Saturday, May 11.
Two hi-fidelity victrolas are
the grand prizes for Spring
Weekend. The prizes will be
awarded to the men's and wo-
men's housing units accumulating
the most points.
Houses will receive points for
entering each Spring Weekend
event. Extra points will be
awarded to the winners of Skit
Night, the Darby race and parade,
Torchlight parade, field day, post-
er contest and "Comic Cotillion."
Draw For Prizes
In case of a tie the winners will
draw for the grand prize, which
will be awarded at the "Comic
Pullers and drivers winning the
chariot race on Darby Day will
also receive prizes. The three
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FIRST PLACE POSTER
... by Theta Xi
men's units winning the Darby
will be presented trophies. Win-
ners will be announced imme-
diately after the races.
Skit Night first, second and
third place winners will receive
trophies following the program.
Points Determine Winners
The winners are determined by
points accumulated. All houses
are given points for participation
in events whether or not they
win. Profits from the weekend are
going to the National Association
for Retarded Children.
Bands, Old Cars
To Be Included
Kicking off Spring Weekend at
3 p.m. Friday, May 10, will be a
parade of 33 decorated "darbys",
Men and women from various
residence halls, fraternities and
sororities designed and decorated
the "darbys" to the theme of
"Cartoons and Comics."
The cart parade will begin at
Tappan and South University and
wond past the Union on State
Street to North University.
The parade will end at Ingalls
Street in front of the Michigan
League. The 33 carts, placed three
abreast, will compete with one
another in a race. The 11 fastest
carts will run again to determine
The carts, pulled by one mem-
ber of the men's housing unit will#
have women riding inside. Carts
will be judged for originality,
quality of work and effectiveness,
Appearing in the parade will
be the bands of Phi Gamma Del-
ta, Taylor House and Anderson
House. Also included in the dis-
play will be two old model fire
engines and six antique cars.
The Detroit Edison Calliope
from Detroit, a feature in the 1956
Michigras parade, will also be
part of this parade.
Trophies will be presented toI
the first three winners as well as
the winners of the race.
Designs were submitted to the
Parade Committee co-chairmen,
Mary Beth Wyss and Ted Horn
and to Jeanne Tammi and George
Perrett, Darby co-chairmen.
Saturday, May 11 will feature
activities on Palmer Field. The
field day will consist of exhibi-
tions, competition and entertain-
The exhibition will be a donkey
baseball game between members+
of the faculty and students.
Westminster Student Fellow-
ship is sponsoring a pancake sup-1
per from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow at the First Presbyter-
Proceeds from the supper are
to go into a Hunga'ian student
relief fund. WSF is currently
sponsoring three Hungarian stu-
dents on campus who are attend-1
ing the English Language Insti-1
tute at the University.1
Reservations may be made by
calling the Presbyterian Student,
'U' Men's Glee Club
Elects New Officers
By NANCY STAMM
"Call her straight forward, can-
did or frank - she's all of these.'
So a close friend describes Mai,
Lan Lee, vice-president of the In-I
ternational Students Association,
In the two years that Mai Lan
has been at the University, the 21-
year-old senior from Hong Kong,
China, has won the friendship
and respect of co-workers at the
International Center and the
many people on campus with
whom she has come in contact.
The slender, dark haired Mai
Lan.was well acquainted with the
Center when she received the
vice-presidential position in Ap-
ril, 1955. Previously she had rep-
resented the Center on ISA Rep-
resentative Council and worked
with SGC's Human Relations
With a characteristic quick
smile, Mai Lan describes her ex-
perience at the Center as "a lot of
work; but I have enjoyed every
minute of it. Here I have worked
with many interesting people,
gotten to know them well and
now have them as friends." she
says in her straight-forward man-
From her work at the Center
Mai Lan says she has learned to
"organize and co-ordinate." As
vice-president her task was to co-
ordinate 14 separate committees.
One of the problems Mai Lan
encountered was foreign integra-
tion in the U.S. After a moment
of serious thought Mai Lan com-
ments: "They always ask the for-
eign student why he can't inte-
grate. They never ask the Ameri-
can student why he doesn't inte-
vities. Now everything we do isI
so scattered that many never get!
news of it."
at theai Center, ll Ml
at the Center. calls Mai
AFTER TWO YEARS:
Mai Lan Lee Leaves
results. were excellent," added a
coed who worked with her.
Roommate, Cynthia Hamlin,
who probably knows Mai Lan bet-
ter than anyone, else, describes
her as "a human dynamo." "It's
like living with a Bendix," Miss
Hamlin declares. "She thinks and
acts completely as an individual. I
have never seen a girl with such
a wonderful sense of humor; we
have a riot."
Great Scope of Knowledge
Like many other international
students at the University, Mal
Lan has a tremendous scope of
knowledge, Miss Hamlin remarks.
"Shercan talk on anything from
geography to baseball."
Mai Lan lived in Shanghai for
10 years, then moved to Hong
Kong. While attending an English
preparatory school there she
learned to speak English. To learn
additional expressions and to im-
prove her pronunciataion Mai Lan
became an avid movie-goer.
The alert-looking coed got her
first taste of American college life
at Grinnel College ,Grinnel, Iowa
After two years at this small col-
lege she came to the University
because it "had much more avail-
able to study and a greater variety
of interests." Smiling in her
friendly, natural manner she con-
tinues, "Here I have a chance to
meet someone new everyday."
Contrasts American Life
Contrasting American life with
Chinese life she recalled that her'
people are "a face-saving people,"
emphasizing modesty and polite-
ness; while American life empha-
As for the future, Mai Lan
shrugs and laughs, "It's pretty
indefinite, but I'd like to go home
and see my family within the
next few years. After graduation
in June she'd like to "go into some
area of personnel work, prefer-
ably where they need a Far East-
MARSHALL FRANKE DAVID GRUPE
Language Clubs Sponsor
Foreign Comedies, Film
Two one act comedies "La Ga-
guere Imprevue," and "L'Apollon
de Bellac will be presented in
French at 3:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
tomorrow at, the Lydia Mendels-
sohn theatre, by le Cercle Fran-
"L'Apollon de Bellac," a modern
fantasy b5y Jean Giradoux re-
volves around the idea that ev-
ery human, no matter how ugly,
thinks that he has some direct
bond with beauty, and is bound-
lessly grateful to anyone who
seems to see this beauty through
Agnes, a young girl looking for
work, played by Christine Jaffe,
discovers this theory of human
nature, and proceeds to transform
an administration by telling all
the men she deals with, "How
beautiful you are!"
She eventually charms even the
president of the organization
played by Jean Carduner of the
18th &ntury Comedy
In contrast to the Giradoux
fantasy is the shorter "La Gaguere
Imprevue," an 18th century com-
edy by Sedaine.
The plot of "La Gaguere" com-
plete with mistaken identities and
assumed names involves a Mar-
Petitioning opens today for next
year's I-Hop and F o r t n i g h t
Chairmanships, Assembly Dormi-
tory Council announced at its
The petitioning period will run
through May 15. Interviews will
be held May 16, 17 and 20. Forms
may be picked up at the under-
graduate office of the League and
at the ADC office in the Student
Activities Building. Coeds should
sign up for interviews at either
of these places when they return
For the first time this year, the
chairman of I-Hop, the first "big"
campus dance in the fall, will be
chosen through petitions, instead
of falling automatically to the
ADC first vice-president, Margar-
et Brake, ADC first vice-president
Other committee chairmanships
open are decorations, publicity,
programs, patrons, finance, or-
chestra and tickets. The dance is
scheduled for October 5.
Fortnight, an evening of cr;m-
petitive skits by independent
houses and scholarship awards is
set for November 25. Chairman-
ships open for this affair are fi-
nance and awards, publicity, skits.
programs and patrons.
quise portrayed by Barbara Juppe,
who attempts to jolt the pride of
her husband, the Marquis played
by Sidney Simon, by showing up
his ignorance of technical matters.
Although the Marquise wins her
bet, she is ultimately outfoxed by
Sponsored by the Romance
Languages department, both plays
are being directed by Prof. Marc
Denkinger of the French depart-
ment. In addition to directing,
Prof. Denkinger has also designed
and built the sets for the produc-
An Italian film, "Due Soldi di
Speranza" (Two Cents Worth of
Hope) will be shown at 8 p.m.
tonight in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Sponsored by II Circolo Italiano,
the 1952 film, directed by Renato
Castellani, stars non-professional
actors and actresses.
The film has English subtitles.
University Men's Glee Club re-
cently elected officers and nev
business staff for the year 1957-
Marshall Franke and David
Grupe will head the group as
president and business manager
Vice-president elect is Dwight
Davis. Richard Bowman will act
as publicity manager.
Other newly elected officers
are: Peter Patterson, ticket anc
program manager; Joseph
Schwartz, assistant business man-
ager in charge of alumni and pub-
lic relations; Jerry Madden, of-
fice director and John Wargelin,
assistant publicity manager.
"The new staff is now working
with the old in preparation for
the coming spring concert to be
held at 8:30 p.m. May 11 at Hill
Aud." said Richard Bowman, new
"This particular glee club is
quite unique in that it is entirely
self arranged and self run," con-
Students Plan Tours
The student members work out
all the details of the tours and
local concerts. Glee Club members
work up to higher offices and
business positions by working in
the "minor" offices.
Any male University student in
good standing is eligible for the
annual fall tryouts. This spring
special tryouts will be held Tues.,
day, May 14.
The club has about 60 members,
about 45 of whom are included in
the traveling club. These mem-
bers recently finished a spring
tour of the west coast.
West Coast Tour
The club toured from April 3
through April 10. Members gave
During their centennial year Dating is one area in which
1959, the Glee Club hopes to reMai Lan feels there is little inte-
1peat their singing tou ofEurope- gration. Perhaps, she says, it is
paThe 1955 tour included six coun because the majority of foreign
tries, beginning June 1 and end-students are in Graduate School
ing July 29, 1955. and study all the time. They sel-
They entertained before univer- dom socialize."
Mai Lan's answer to the inte-
sity audiences, musical groups, gration proble mon campus is a
night clubs, military installations "dream house" - a new Inter-
and the American Embassy, national Center. Enthusiastically
. The Glee Club is under the mu- she suggests, "We need a building
sical direction of Prof. Philip. A. where they can accommodate
Duey. more people end have more acti-
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concerts in Seattle, Wash.; Port-
land, Ore.; San Francisco, Calif.;
Palo Alto, Calif.; San Diego,
Calif.; Albuquerque, N. Mex. and
Chicago, Ill. in the first tour to
the West Coast since 1916.
Two high spots of the tour were
a tour fo Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Studios in Hollywood, Calif., and
a Columbia River salmon dinner
in Portland, Ore. "It's the best!
salmon I've ever eaten," raved
Begun in 1859, the University
glee club is the second oldest in
the United States, preceded only
by the founding of the Harvard
Glee Club in 1858.
MAI LAN LEE
. . .ISA Vice-President j
dynamic, responsible leader. I
have enjoyed all the work I have
done with her. She has done a lot
to bring ISA to its present height
Marilyn Natham, former Chair-
man of- ISA Special Committees,
describes Mai Lan's Center work
as "competent and always thor-
oughly carried out." She did an
outstanding job as chairman of
the ISA fashion show, and co-or-
dinator for the bazaar and din-,
ner, Miss Nathan says.
Other Center colleagues recall
that when no one would take on
the International Ball chairman-
ship Mai Lan volunteered. "She
tackled the job with enthusiasm,
got us all to participate and the
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SOPH SHOW-Programs Com-
mittee meeting will take place at
7:30 p.m. today in Conference
Rm. Two in the League. Anyone
should come who is interested in
working on soliciting ads from
'local merchants for the Soph
Show program. Plans will be dis-
cussed for designing and produc-
ing the program booklet.
CIRCLE -Circle, independent
women's honorary for service in
the residence halls, will initiate
for the first time at 8:30 p.m. to-
night in the League.
HATCHER OPEN HOUSE --
President and Mrs. Harlan Hatch-
er are holding an open house from
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow.
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MILITARY BALL -- "Nordic
Nocturn," an all campus dance,
will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Friday in the League Ballroom.
Pictures of couples will be taken
in color for the first time on
campus. Tickets can be purchased
on a booth at the diagonal and
at North Hall,
DEPARTMENT OF JOURNAL-
ISM - Edward R. Murrow's See
It Now program, "Clinton and
the Law: A Study in Desegrega-
tion" wil lhe shown at 7:30 p.m.
and 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Aud.
A, Angell Hall.
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