5rBER 8,.1957 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thanksgiving Day Parade Begins Christmas Season in Detroit
Gallery Shows Faculty A
University faculty members'
works are being featured in a show
of Christmas art at a local art
Oil paintings, watercolors, cer-
amics, prints, sculpture, and works
in silver and enamel are being
featured in the show.
"We are including only the
works of local artists, or those
who have resided in Ann Arbor
in the past;" Miss Jessie Forsythe,
director of the gallery explained.
"We have more works than we
can display, but new pieces will
be hung as the others are sold,"
Miss Forsythe continued.
Miss Anne Heller, co-director of
the gallery, said, "This is the first
time we have had a showing
Christmas art exclusively, and
hope it will become -an ann
Faculty members contribut
to the show are: Frank Casso
Prof. Jack A. Garbutt, Prof. C
H. LaMore, Prof. Thomas F. 1
Clure, Prof. Albert P. Mullen,
bert J. Weber, Prof. Emil Wedd
Prof. Richard Wilt, and Mi
Woo, all of the architecture c
Other artists participating
the show are: Kingsley Calk
Irma Cavat, Zubel Kachadoor:
Milton Kemmitz, William Lei
Boris Margo, and Winchall Moc
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CONTENTED CAT - Climaxed by the arrival of Santa Claus, the
gigantic parade featured paper mache replicas of countless heroes
SNAIL'S PACE - A crowd estimated at 125,000 stood in a steady
drizzle on Thanksgiving Day to watch floats and marchers parade
in official welcome to the Christmas spirit.
By BARTON HUTHWAITE
The Christmas Spirit arrived in
Detroit Thanksgiving morning this
It spilled its joy down the main
street of that industrial city and
into the living rooms of millions
+ of Americans.
Gloomy skies and a steady drizzle
failed to dampen the enthusiasm
of its' 31st annual appearance.
Parents Accompany Children
It came in the form of a gigan-
tic parade complete with colorful
floats, grotesque heads and, of
course, Santa Claus. Thousands of
children, accompanied by their
wistful parents, lined the parade
route for over a mile to welcome
Santa and his numerous helpers.
Millions more witnessed the
.:torybook spectacle on coast-to-
coast television in the comfort of
their homes. Jimmy Dodd, Mickey
Mouse Club's Chief Mouseketeer,
was on hand to describe the color-
Vantage points were at a pre-
mium. Fathers hoisted sons and
daughters to their shoulders. Sev-
eral boys were perched high atop
a statue. Blankets and yesterday's
newspapers provided protection
from the wet curbs.
Police Band Plays
The distant blare of the Detroit
Police Band stirred the crowd of
approximately 125,000. Excited
children craned their necks for a
better view of J. L. Hudson Depart-
ment Store's annual Thanksgiving
Day Santa Parade.
A procession of 20 floats, 12
bands and 1600 costumed marchers
rollicked past the approving crowd.
Huge paper mache heads smiled
growled, and cried. The small chil-
dren laughed and screamed.
One block-long float told the
tragic story of Humpty Dumpty.
The longest in the parade, it de-
pitted the sad yet humorous story
of, the silly egg that didn't know
enough to stay off walls.
King's Men Lead
Over 100 marchers cavorted about
the gigantic, float desperately try-
ing to figure out how they could
make Humpty feel better. The
King's men, mounted on horse-
I for $1.00
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back, led the procession while
court pages ran around worriedly.
Hard on the heels of Humpty
Dumpty came the genii of Arabian
Nights fame. The awesome genii,
fluorescent fire-orange colored
skin, pink lips and green saucer-
shaped eyes, rose out of the lamp
with a cloud of smoke. His giant
earrings clanked while the smoke
A three-year-old-girl began to
cry. Her father smiled as he wiped
the tears from her eyes. A ymall
boy took careful aim with his cap
Midget Cars Race
The roar of race cars caught the
attention of the wide-eyed specta-
tors. Twelve midget race cars sped
around four moving orange and
black checkered pylons. Patterned
after the 500-mile Indianapolis
Speedway race, drivers complete
with crash helmets and white
coveralls, made their bids for the
first-place checkered flag.
The crowd moved back a little.
The terrifying Doodlebug was com-
ing. Its huge bug antennae and
jaws challenged both parents and
Squirming from side to side, its
green and white-spotted body ex-
tended for 125 feet. He approached
a cluster of photographers, blinked
his eyes, opened and closed his
jaws and then squirmed on.
A galaxy of equally- colorful
floats followed. There was Cinder-
ella sitting in a giant glass slip-
per; Hans Brinker with his six-fot
long silver skates; Mother Goose
surrounded by story book charac-
ters such as Robin Hood, Hansel
and Gretel, and Little Red Riding
Each was met with a roar of ap-
.proval from the crowd. Marching
bands added a note of Yuletide joy
with their Christmas tunes.
Suddenly, a tremendous wave of
yelling, clapping and cheering rip-
pled down the crowded lines of
children. The long awaited mo-
ment had come. Santa Claus was
Rides Polar Bear
Christmas Carol, riding high on
the back of the huge North Pole
polar bear, preceded jolly St. Nick.
Santa's number one helper, she
wore patent leather shoes with
matching patent leather hair that
glistened in the rain.
Santa climbed from his sleigh
drawn by eight blue-white rein-
deer. Rudolph, the red-nosed rein-
deer, was nowhere in sight.
A detachment of 36 toy soldiers
dressed in scarlet jackets and white
trousers guarded the gift-heaped
sleigh while Santa mounted the
stairs leading to his castle on the
J. L. Hudson Company's marquee.
A key to the hearts of all good
boys and girls was presented to
him by Christmas Carol. The may-
or of Detroit greeted Santa while
the cheering crowd pressed closer
for a better view.
After speaking a few words to
all his friends on the street below
and throughout the country, San-
ta Claus stepped into his golden
castle to take up residence in Hud-
Fathers lowered their excited
children to the pavement. Mothers
encouraged their husbands to hur-
ry home before the Thanksgiving
turkey burned. The little boys and
girls had other thoughts in their,
heads-Santa's more personal vis-
it only a month away.
ROYAL WELCOME-Santa Claus climbs to the marquee over the
J. L. Hudson Co. store in Detroit to receive the welcome of the
city's mayor and the key to the hearts of all good boys and girls.
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