1948-05-12; Central Michigan Life
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STAY ON CAMPUS THIS WEEKEND . chiaan Life L ENJOY THE SPRING FESTIVAL }_UME 29 MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1948 NUMBER 28 Spring Festival Plans Are 'acuity Names lonor Students Mrs. Helen LaClear, Stanton, has een named valedictorian of the enior class and Sebe Morgan, Ona- ray, the salutatorian, .Dean of Stu- ents David M. Trout announced his week. Mrs. LaClear returned to Cen- ral's campus last fall to complete ler work towards a degree in ele- nentary education. Mrs. LaClear aught school in Stanton, Michigan, or thirteen years, during which ,ime she took extension courses and Saturday classes intermittently. Deeding to finish her collegiate work, she returned to Central and is now jraduating with a major in English. Mr. Morgan has the distinction of becoming the first postwar male to achieve one of the coveted academic awards at Central. Graduating from Onaway high school in 1941, Morgan then entered Presque Isle County Normal, graduating in June, 1942. Upon completion of a year's teaching in a country school, Morgan entered the Army Air Corps from whiclr0 he was discharged after three years service. He is a member of Kappa Delta Pi, Social Science association, "Veterans association and was elected to Who's Who in American Colleges in the fall term of 1947. Enrolled on a secondary teaching curriculum, Morgan has signed a contract to teach in Zimmerman Junior high school in Flint next fall. Although graduating in June, he plans to attend summer school and begin graduate work on a Masters degree in the field of elementary administration. Howard and Robert Morgan, brothers of Sebe, are also in attendance at Central. Howard will graduate in June, while Robert is a sophomore. See—HONOR STUDENT—Page 6 Ronan Is Honored at Birthday Party Miss Bertha M. Ronan, dean emeritus of Central Michigan college, was honored with a birthday party Tuesday evening, May 4, in the home economics department by a large gathering, including twenty-eight visiting guests. Asst. Prof. Olive H. Kries of the biology department, and Prof. Rose J. Hogue, head of the home economics department, acted as hostesses at the party. The meal was prepared and served by girls of the Home Economics 402 class. The three-tiered cake was baked by the class and decorated at a demonstration at the college bakery shop in the basement of Ronan hall. Students who participated in the preparation and serving were: Betty Sipus, Mt. Pleasant junior; Betty Wilcox, Ionia senior; Eunice Sutherland, LeRoy junior; Lillian Krognes, Oslo, Norway, senior; Joyce Mayer, Merrill sophomore; and Mary Kreider, Flint senior. Miss Ronan, for whom Ronan residence hall is named, retired from Central in 1940 after a long career. At present she makes her home in Ypsilanti. Guests included faculty members of Central and personal friends of Miss Ronan. 1948 Yearbooks Are on the Way Dear Chippewas, "When's the yearbook comin* out?" More people than Pratt has pencils have asked us that question (accompanied by a sly look-and a smirk). So, here's our answer! The book has been completed and sent to the press some time ago; the rest depends on the printer, the binder, and the Almighty. We've worked our heads to the bone on this thing. It's been a hectic year; we've just about flunked our classes and the editor got- engaged We've gone hog-wild to keep the book from looking like a catalogue. We want you to get your books on time just as badly as you do. After all, those scrawled sentiments "Best wishes and good luck," mean something to us, too. All we can say is tnas your guess is as good as ours. It's in; it's being worked on; and, with all our mistakes, it's a step in the right direction. Right now, we need an editor for next year, so if you're interested, turn in your application to Ery Ignash, stating your qualifications. It's a lot of hard work, a lot of headaches, but a lot of fun, too. The Chippewa Staff Statisticians who claim men drivers have more accidents than women fail to state that men have their accidents while trying to keep out of the women drivers' way. . . . Bird's Orchestra Here for Festival Charley Bird "and his grand new band" from Muskegon Heights will be one of the many features of the Spring festival, May 14 and 15. The thirteen piece band, well known over the southern and western part of Michigan, will be on hand to play for the dance May 15. This will be Charlie Bird's second appearance on the campus of Central Michigan college, as he was in the spotlight for the homecoming festivities last fall. Featured in Bird's band are Mildred Bird, piano stylist in the "Bumble Boogie" and "Millies' Boogie," who is also able to play original classical encores, and the featured vocalist, Bob Benson, who sings such semi-classics as "Stardust," and "Summertime." From all reports "Birds' Band" will really be in top shape and will provide a full evening of dancing pleasure. Frosh Mpke Plans for Annual Picnic The freshman class will have their annual class picnic at Island park from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18. Plans for the picnic are being arranged by general chairman Jim Gauthier, Cheboygan. He has been working for him on sub-committees: food chairman, Jo Kendall, JoAnn Renwick, Hank Van Drie, and Sally Sisk; publicity and invitations chairman Valma Muntz, Aleta Huggett, George Ann DePuy, and Joy Matthews; recreation and equipment, chairman, Dick Greymonprz and Cal Nelson; work committee chairman, Larry White, Jack Harris, and any draftees or volunteers. There will be free food and free drinks. All freshman are urged to attend. A Miss is as good as—the Mister she's out with. Student Senute Is Activated' The student senate began functioning on campus.Tuesday, May 4, and immediately initiated a program calling for meeting three nights weekly for the purpose of setting up the many ordinances required before the new constitution takes effect next fall. The meetings, which will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. in the basement of Sloan hall, are open to the public. Mrs. Ernest Vegter, Muskegon junior, was appointed permanent secretary of the Senate at the first meeting. Senate President Russ DeForest appointed Al Opalek, senior senator, and Ray Weber, sophomore senator, to investigate past and present activities and functions of the student council. Al Grossman, Detroit freshman, was chosen to represent the Senate at the Student International Exchange conference at Ann Arbor May 10-12. Suggestions from interested students concerning the student senate may be dropped in the mail box adjacent to the personnel office. "Each suggestion will be given careful consideration," a senate spokesman stated. Completed Operas, Pageant, Sports and Social Events Named The highlight of the annual Spring Festival which will take place Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday of this week will be the May Festival Pageant and the crowning of the May Queen, Jackie Lynch. The Festival will officially begin Friday night at 8:15 p.m. in Warriner hall auditorium when the dramatic music, class, under the direction of Prof. J. Harold Powers will present two one-act operas. The operas Bastien and Bastienne by Mozart, and Menotti's The Telephone differ from the standard type as they have no supporting chorus, thus placing every participant in a starring role. Various organizational Music Students Present Operas The first of a series of one-act operas will be presented tonight at 8 p. m, in the college auditorium under the direction of J. Harold Powers, head of the music department. These operas differ from the standard type- in that they have no supporting chorus, thus placing every participant in a starring role. Two operas will be presented to« night. The first opera, The Plumber's Opera by O'Hara, is a satire on grand opera presented in the grand old style, including prologue, the mundane plot of the plumber and his contributions to a happy home. Daroleen Hess is the "wife; Gerald Gilbert, the husband; Art Kipp, the plumber; JoAnn Pierce, the maid; and Lloyd Davidson, the plumber's assistant. Beverly Gould is the pianist. , The second opera will be Pergo- lese's ppera Buffa. John Gregory has the role of Doctor Podolfa; Mary Weibel, Zerbina, the doctor's maid; and Lloyd Davidson as the. ever present, but silent servant. Shirley Bloch will be the accompanist. The May festival program will be opened Friday night with another duo of operas. Presented first will be Mozart's Bastienne and Bastien, with JoAnn Schafer as Bastienne and Frank Iris as Bastien. Harold Lane is the Colas, who by his persuading magic reconciles the quar- elling lovers. Margaret Johnson will be the accompanist. , , The final opera of the series will be the new popular opera by Menot- ti, The Telephone, which won the 1947 award as the best opera by an American. The leading roles will feature Paula La Sala as Lucy and Russell Piitman as Ben. The* entire group of operas Is free to the public, 'Our Town' Will Be Here Next Week The finishing touches are being put on the production of "Our Town," a three-act play by Thornton Wilder, which will be presented in Warriner hall auditorium May 18, 19, and 20. The play is being staged by the play production class under the direction of Assoc Prof. Fred R. Bush. "Our Town" has a national reputation of being the best play ever written by an American author. Professor Bush has received a communication from Patterson Collegiate college of Windsor, Ontario, asking if a group of their students might attend a performance here. The production staff was announced last week with the following students participating under Director Bush: associate-directors, Noreen Dickinson and Jocelyn Loy- ster; publicity, Earl Kehoe; stage Jim Ryan, Jim Farmer, and Earl Kehoe; makeup, Meegan Kelly, Sally Carnahan, and Jacqueline Lynch; lighting, Stanley Traines, Jack Anderson, Del Flannery, Joe James, and Gary Stauffer; accompanist, Donna Gover. The production is by the courtesy of Samuel French, New York. All College Picnic Planned for May 21 Food, fun, and top quality entertainment for everyone will keynote the annual college picnic Friday, May 21, at Island Park. The picnic will begin a 4 p.m. and continue officially until 8:30 in the evening. Those attending are assured that they will have "More fun than a picnic!*' Some of the group games and activities planned for the event are softball, volleyball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, and tennis. The wild ducks who "live" at the park will provide entertainment for the less athletically inclined picnic "attendees!" , The refreshments and dessert will be free. reunions and breakfasts will start Saturday's festivities at 8 a. m., followed by the Festival Pageant at Alumni Field at 10:30 a. m. In the event of inclement weather the entire pageant will be moved indoors to Warriner hall auditorium and will take place at 2 p. m. The Pageant will begin when Pres. Charles L. Anspach enters, walks to the throne, and awaits the arrival of the Queen and her court. Preceeding Miss Lynch will be the college band and the trumpeters. Following a fanfare by the trumpeters the band will play the National Anthem, after which the chorus of forty will form a lane to the throne. The Queen, the crown bearers, and the Queen's attendants will arrive at this point and march to the throne where Pres. Anspach will place a floral crown on her majesty's head. At this time the chorus assembles before the queen and sings Hail the Queen, followed by the band playing Alma Mater and Pomp and Chivalry. A special "Program for the Queen" follows the salute as the college wrestlers, fencers and tumblers perform for her amusement. The college dance group, the modern daiice group and the Maypole dancers will conclude the program, after which the queen and her court adjourn from the throne. Organization luncheons have been scheduled at noon on Saturday, and at 2 p. m. the annual Stag Day events will take place on the athletic field. These events, originally scheduled to appear at Island park, will be the quarter and semi-finals of the softball See—FESTIVAL—Page 6 Harold Sabin, Hale junior, was elected vice-president of the Michigan College Methodist Student movement, at a convention of college Methodists at Michigan State college May 1. He will assume the editorship of the monthly college Methodist publication "Horizon." Weiner Roast Plans Made by CCF Group Bill Rogers, Elkton freshman, was elected president of the Chippewa Christian fellowship at a business meeting April 29, Other officers elected at the meeting are: vice president, Myrtle Bos- ma, Davison junior; secretary, Beverly Gould, Lincoln freshman; treasurer, Dorothy Prohaska, Boyne City freshman, and Inter-faith representative, John West, LeRoy junior. Plans are being made for a hard times weiner roast which will take- place Friday,''May 14, at Oathedrali woods. General chairman for the part/ is Margaret Tolosa, Saginaw sophomore. Helping Miss Tolosa are Margaret Bates, Vassar freshman, and Rita Morgan, Saginaw freshman. The CCF group from Ferris institute have been invited to join the local group on the hard times party. Notices will be posted if unfavorable weather occurs, and an alternate meeting place will be arranged. I,' irP*-i V r t .. •' h k-y it i x' *♦' Bv'i .J.1- , >V s <<" _»y** ,<*<' !" Wi I''
|Title||1948-05-12; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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