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April 25, 1958 - Image 12

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Thirty-four Booths Compete in Michigras

Evans Scholars and Alpha Xi
Delta, 'Pizza Holiday;" Kappa
Sigma and Alpha Omicron Pi,
"Cosmic Cloud Candy" and Lamb-
da Chi. Alpha and Delta Delta
Delta, "Dive Inn."
Sigma Nu and Kappa Kappa
Gamma, "House of Blue Lights;"
Theta Delta Chi and Alpha Gam-
ma Delta, "Calypso Club" and
Theta X and Alpha Phi, "The Sea
Skill Booths
The following 13 skill booths
will also be featured at Michigras:
Alpha Epsilon Pi and Geddes
House, "Rifle Range;" Chi Phi
and Chi Omega; Delta Tau Delta
1 and Pi Beta Phi, "Maison Rou-
lette;" Hayden and Tyler, "You
Go Pogo;" Phi Epsilon Pi and
Mosher, "18th Century Mobilizer."
Phi Kappa Tau and Angell
House, "Daffy Destruction;" Phi
Sigma Delta and Delta Phi Ep-
silon, "Snap the Trap;" Phi Kap-
pa Delta and Lambda Kappa Sig-
s ma, "Michigan-Apolis" and Pi
Lambda Phi and Jordan, "Putter-
Sigma Alpha Mu and Victor
Vaughan, "Create Your A Rate;"
Allen Rumsey and Prescott, "Mich-
ition;" Tau Delta Phi, "Rocket;"
and Zeta Phi and Kleinsteuck,
"Raise the Rocket."
Final Preparations
After the booths had been select-
ed, the representatives from the
housing units met with the booth
committee to discuss general ideas
and plans for construction. At their
final meeting last week, it was
agreed that show booths may
charge a maximum -of $.50 for
admission and 'that skill booths
may charge up to $.25.
From 7 a.m. to midnight on
Wednesday and Thursday amidst
sounds of hammers, whining saws
and blaring loudspeakers, the
booths were set up. Frantically,
paint spattered students hastened
to add the finishing touches.
Announce Judges
The skill booths will be judged
by Mrs. Harlan Hatcher and Ches-
ter Roberts, the show booths by
Prof. Marvin Eisenberg of the fine
arts department and Assistant
Dean of Women Elizabeth Leslie,
and the refreshment booths by
Assistant Dean of Women Ger-
trude Mulholland and Thomas
Larkin of the architecture college.
The booths will be judged on
workmanship, originality and per-
tinence to both the announced
theme and the "Ventures-in Ven-
tions" theme of Michigras. The
winners will be announced by
President Harlan H. Hatcher at
11 p.m. tomorrow.
Michigras Program
3 p.m.-Parade
7 p.m.-Carnival and Yost
Field House Open
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.-Kiddie
7 p.m. to 1 a.m.-Carnival and
Yost Field House Open
11 p.m.-Presentation of prizes
.at Yost Field House

WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS-Bright lights, concession stands and carnival rides transform Yost
Field House into a midway for Michigras weekend. The eleven rides will include "The Scrambler,"
"Dodgem" and "Roundup" as well as the traditional ferris wheel and Tilta-whirl. A Kiddie Karnival
will be held tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Booths Plan
Pizza To Be Sold
At Weekend Carniv
For First Time
Participants in the Michigras
carnival will have a wide enough
selection of food to develop a con-
siderable amount of stomach gas
and peptic juice.
Pizza will be sold at Michigras
for the first time, according to
Fred Holt, '59, of central commit-
tee. In addition, numerous soft
drink outlets and ice cream 4i dixie
cups, on sticks, in sundaes, and
in sandwich form will be avail-
A concessionaire who travels the
state fairs will be on hand to
furnish cotton candy to the stu-
dents through several fraternity
and sorority booths. He will also
have his own booth outside the
field house. Another concession-
aire will have carmel corn, cracker
jack and popcorn outside the field-
Amidst the rides and activities
outside the central committee's
booth will sell everything avail-
able on the inside with the excep-
tion of cotton candy.
Hot dogs, with all the trimmings,
will be available in four different
booths. Pretzel, potato chip, and
soft drink booths will line the
Field House.
Ten housing units will have re-
freshment booths at the carnival,
Holt said. Provisions will be made
to have a sufficient supply of
aspirins and seltzers on hand, he
Prize Booths
To Award
c Micibueks'
The 13 prize booths inside Yost
Field House ae a main part of
the Michigras carnival.
Michibucks are awarded at these
prize booths' upon completion, of
the' required task. The Michibuck
system works as follows:
Theoretically, one Michibuck
should equal five tickets. For every
five tickets taken in, one Michi-
buck is awarded by the booths.
Michibucks are turned in to
the prize booth in the center of
the field house for prizes ranging
in value from one Michibuck to
one hundred.Prizes includegrass
hats, ukeleles, canes, lamps, shot
glasses, leis, mechanical bears,
flying saucers, golf tees, book
cases,- thermos bags, sling shots,
balloons, monkeys and other small
animals. In all, a total of $2,300
worth of prizes are available.
When a person has won 20
Michibucks, he should bring them
to the prize booth to receive a stub.
At 11 p.m. Saturday, President
Harlan Hatcher will draw for the
grand prizes.
The first man and the first,
woman whose names are drawn
will each receive a hi-fi set. Pres-
ident Hatcher will then draw again
and the man and the woman
whose names are drawn second
will receive a Remington electric
To win a grand prize, the person
must be at the Field House while
the drawing is taking place. Other-
wise, he is ineligible to win the
prize and another name will be

For every 20 Michibucks won,
another stub may be submitted to
the drawing. In addition, the per-
son may receive smaller prizes up
to the value of the Michibucks
that he has won. These smaller
prizes must be claimed before the
stub is submitted for the drawing
of the grand prize.

STEP THIS WAY-Barkers compete for customers in the various show booths, refreshment stands
and skill booths as the coinpetition for prizes increases. Prizes will be awarded to the booths on the
basis of workmanship, originality and pertinence to both the announced theme of the booth and.the
"Ventures-in-Ventions" theme of Michigras.
Publicity Committee Saturates Campus.
With Hats, 'Graspins, Michigras Records

The Michigras publicity has ab-
sorbed a good deal of the time,
energy, and money of the central
For the first time, a Michigras
record was produced. Recorded by
the Friars, a portion of men's glee
club, and written by Paul Mc-
Donough, '58L, the record sold
through two recorders. The flip
side of the recording was a piano
solo, Errol 'Garner style, of the
same song.
'Gras pin was selected as the
symbol of this year's festival. The
live pin, in costume, dismissed
classes beginning Wednesday and
cavorted about during the car-
nival on the diag Wednesday.

"Ape over Michigras" was per-
sonified by a realistic gorilla walk-
ing through town and around cam-
pus. He admonished passersby to
"Go to Michigras . . . I'm ape over
Receives Cards
Ann Arbor clothing merchants
included with their purchases
small cards saying, "Wear it to
Michigras." One student reported
receiving one of the cards with
the purchase of a tennis racket.
She did not plan to follow the ad-
On Wednesday, Michigras pre-
sented a high-flying trampoline
act, and a band, along with the
gorilla and Gras pin.

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Fifteen interviews over WCBN,
WHRV and WPAG radio stations
were conducted. Many disc jockeys
also played the Michigras record.
The committee in charge of the
carnival was out on ladders at
7 a.m. Wednesday decorating the
diag because they found them-
selves in the ludicrous position
of having eight o'clock classes.
Send Telegrams
Telegrams informing students
of Michigras were sent to each
dormitory, fraternity and sorority.
In addition over 2,000 posters were
distributed throughout Ann Arbor
and the campus.
Sandy Sol, '58, of the Central
Committee, said each house was
also doing its own publicity and
that certainly ". . . the 1958 Michi-
gras is not going to happen with-
out anyone knowing about it."
A bicycle parade was held yes-
terday with hundreds of students
"mounting up" and parading to
the Michigras song.
Michigras hats soli one-third
of the total stock during the first
day of sales. These white derby-
type toppers were evident during
the parade and throughout the

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