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VENTURES-IN-VENTIONS-Members of the Mic higras Decoration Committee plan decorations cen-
tered around the atom, "the basis ,.@.. of life itself ," for Yost Fleldhouse.
By MARJORIE BLUESTEIN
With Michigras only six weeks
away, Ventures-In-Ventions has
progressed from plans on paper
Every committee is planning
something for Michigras that is
either "newer," "bigger" or "bet-.
ter than anything that has ever
been done before for the week-
end." Watching different com-
mittees at work the excitement,
enthusiasm and the fact that time
is pressing is evident.
Decorations for Yost'Fieldhouse
will include "many firsts for
Michigras," David Beste, '60E, co-
chairman of the Decorations
Committee said. The prize booth
will be built around a 56-foot cen-,
ter decoration, largest ever built
by students on this campus.
Most other attempts of this sizef
have failed because the structures
did not have adequate support.
However, Beste plans to overcome
this obstacle by using scaffolding,
something that has not been tried
Atom To Be Theme
For the first time in Michigras
history, the outside door in addi-
tion to those on the end . walls
will sport decoration. All of the
fieldhouse decor will be centered
around the theme of the atom,
chosen, Beste said because it
"symbolizes the basis of all in-
ventions and of life itself."
The decorations have been com-
pletely designed, materials have
been ordered and construction has
begun in the Student Activities
Concessions Committee mem-
bers report that they have con-
Greek Week To Continue
With Tournament, Sing, Ball
tracted a new ride company, and
will feature eleven rides, more
than Michigras has ever had. A
special K i'd d e e K a r n i v a l is
planned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Program Revisions Planned
The program booklet has also
undergone a revision, John As-
beck, '59, co-chairman of the Pro-
gram, Committee, commented.
"We're going to give the student
more information about what will
be going on during the weekend,"
he added enthusiastically.
The committee plans to reduce
the number of advertisements,
limit writing to topics of interest
and information to the students
and insert more pictures than ever
Asbeck said that the cover has
been completely designed and that
10,000 copies of the program will
be distributed to the students on
Parade Plans Ready
Robert Binkow, '59BAd., of the
Parade Committee, reported that
almost all the plans for the pa-
rade have been turned in. So far,
there will be 80 units, including
34 floats, 10 special attractions
the nature of which is being kept
secret and bands.
Some members of the Prize
Committee went into Detroit last
week to buy prizes. Others on the
committee are still busy solicit'-
ing prizes from Ann Arbor mer-
The Central Committee float
has been completely designed and
will be centered around the theme
of the Gras-pin. All students are
welcome to work on the float and
on the field house decorations at
the Student Activities Building,
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Singing selections from their hit
albums, "Four Freshmen and Five
Trombones" and "Four Freshmen"
and Five Trumpets," the Four
Freshmen opened the annual
Greek Week last evening in Hill
Fraternity and sorority presi-
dents will meet this afternoon for
the annual Presidents' Conference
at the Fresh Air Camp.
Topics of discussion for this
afternoon will be campus-commu-
nity relations, social events, schol-
arship and house activities. Cam-
pus leaders and members of the
faculty will moderate the panel
discussions. Following a summary,
of the sessions, refreshments will
To Hold Bridge Tournament
Tomorrow will be devoted to
the sorority-fraternity bridge
tournament which will be held at
the League. Each house has en-
tered a team and trophies will be
awarded for the best game...
A special housemothers' dessert
for sorority house mothers with
fraternity house mothers as host-
esses is also planned' for tomor-
Fraternities are entertaining
alumni and pledges a$ dinner to-
morrow evening as a new event
of Greek Week. It is planned to
enable pledges to meet their
alums on a purely social basis.
Illinois Dean to Speak'
Fred H. Turner, dean of stu-
dents at the University of Illi-
nois, will be the guest speaker at
the annual fraternity presidents'
banquet Thursday evening in the
Union. At 8 p.m. that evening, the
Detroit Lions will meet the Fra-
ternity All-Stars in the Ann Ar-
bor High School gymnasium.
The Inter-Fraternity Council
sing will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sat-
urday in Hil Auditorium. Ten
fraternities, who were selected in
tryouts a few weeks ago, will com-
pete - for three trophies. Prof.
Philip A. Duey of the Music
School will judge the sing. k
Climaxing the week is the Greek
Week- Ball. "Color and Rhythm"
is the theme for the dance. The
winners of the IFC sing will per-
form at intermission.
To Discuss Five
Providing students with an in-
creased understanding of world
religions and an opportunity to
discuss a common topic on an in-
ter-religious basis will be the aims
of the Campus Workshop on Reli-
gions, Larry Schlack, Grad., presi-
dents of the Council of Religious
The workshop, to be held from
12:.45 to 9 p.m. Saturday, is under
the auspices of the Council of Stu-
dent Religious Organizations. Reg-
istration for the event will take
place at 12:45 p.m. in Auditorium
A, Angell Hall.
Five religions will be represented
by speakers and discussions during
the afternopn session. The speak-
ers are: Buddhism, Dr. Richard
Robinson; Judaism, Rabbi Harry
Essrig; Islam, Dr. Nasir Khalil
Ahmad; Hinduism, Swami Nilkhi-
lananda; Christianity, Dr. Ken-
An informal tea will- be held at
Participants will assemble at
7:15 p.m. In the Michigan Union
Ballroom. Seminar assignments
will be made to each participant
at this time, with groups divided
so that various religions will be
represented in each section.
The small group seminars will
then discuss "Religion-A Guide to
Better Human Relationships?"
Students may participate in any
part of the program, Schlack says.
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