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Array MARDI CMS EDITION
Vol.   1
VANCOUVER, B.C., MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1964
No.  1
'64 Mardi Gras this  weekend
It's laughs in London
—don hume photo
REAL SUCKERS for that Mardi Gras floorshow   are Lee Muller, Robert Jones, and Morley
Adelman, three of the cast in the annual   half-time  production.    This year, floorshow
takes on London theme, with  dance and   song routines set in an English pub.
—don hume photo
LEGSOME LASSES Pam Croll, Lynne Grimwood, Gail Flitton,
and Dixie Szasz look over the script for chorus line.   Girls
have  been   working  out  regularly  for  month  preparing
for big night.
Try wearing
a big smile
Haven't got a thing to
wear? Try your sense of
humor.
Join Mardi Gras and laugh
at London. Now's your
chance to take revenge on
the  old British  tradition.
From the Wife of Bath to
Christine Keeler, from King
Arthur to his Lordship A. A.
Jones, you have your pick.
Just grab your "brolly"
and join us in "a spot of tea"
at the Commodore, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
nights.
See you there, chaps!
Dance of year
is here again
St. Trinians' girls dance and one of the Beatles sings big-
time boogie. Christine Keeler manages to steal a bobbie's
trousers while high society and the workers dance and sing
in an Olde English pub.
It's Mardi Gras, 1964, and Mardi Gras Laughs at London!
Thursday
From the Thursday noon
pep meet to the Saturday night
dance, this year's Mardi Gras
has been planned for fun on
a limited budget.
This is the year that the
prices come down! The Mardi
Gras committee has cut expenses wherever possible, with
the result that dance costs
only $2.50 per person—the
same as a regular night at the
Commodore.
Mardi Gras is the oldest continuous dance on the campus.
Since 1940 it has also become
the largest costume ball at
UBC.
Recently, Mardi Gras has become less elaborate in that
most merry makers choose to
prepare their own costume
rather than rent an elaborate
outfit The theme this year was
chosen with costumes in mind.
Friday and Saturday night
from 9 to 1 inhabitants of Soho,
bird watchers, suffragettes and
British tars will dance to Doug
Kirk's orchestra in the Commodore Cabaret.
During intermission, the
traditional floorshow will be
presented. Miss Barbara Bennett, choreographer said: "This
year we have made an attempt
to produce a truly "Mardi
Gras" floorshow. I think the
dancing is good, but the show
is more lively than it has been
in past years."
Show will be lively
Musical Director, Bob Olson,
said the aim of the show this
year was to convey the spirit
of Mardi Gras. "To begin with,
we have a solid half hour of
fast moving song and dance.
Every dance number has a
complete chorus of singers to
supplement it."
Forty-four students from all
areas of the campus have been
rehearsing four hours a night
for three weeks.
Miss Bennett explained that
the show was set in the English
pub so that the producers
would have the opportunity to
present all aspects of English
society.
The floorshow will also be
presented at the annual Thursday night bazaar.
Since Mardi Gras associated
with Muscular Distrophy, firemen throughout the provinco
have aided the students with
their Mardi Gras activities.
Thursday noon will feature
a colorful presentation of
queen candidates, skits by king
candidates, demonstrations by
the firemen, and Tom Northcott, local folk song artist.
The winning king and queen
will be crowned Friday night
at the Commodore.
The UBC Pep Band will provide theme music lor all pep
meet presentations.
Mardi Gras: a time for fun
Mardi Gras 1964 is structurally similar to the one
held 24 years ago. However,
like any other institution
which is dependent on
people, attitudes and customs slowly  change.
Today, we still have the
pep meet, and the charity
ball but these two events are
no longer our main sources
of money. We continue to
sponsor these aspects of our
program because we believe
Mardi Gras is a time for fun
and revelry which incident-
ly raises a substantial sum
for charity.
Last year our $7,300 donation to UBC muscular distrophy research put Mardi
Gras    among    the   top    20
donors in this province. It
was the largest single donation UBC muscular distrophy research has ever received. If the money was not
raised from the Mardi Gras
parties where did it come
from?
Most money was raised by
the annual contest for the
round trip to Hawaii. The
Thursday night bazaar also
added several thousand dollars. By the time the dances
start, Mardi Gras has already
earned most of its charity
donation.
Mardi Gras has also
learned that its fectivities
cannot be restricted to only
fraternity and sorority members.   The   attitude  for  the
past few years has been that
our activities welcome participation and support from
all segments of the campus.
It is only since the former
narrow attitudes were abandoned that Mardi Gras has
been able to grow into the
largest campus dance and
celebration of the school
year. Last year's figures
show that during Mardi Gras
week over 7,000 UBC students attended at least one
of our activities.
In our attempts to continually raise donations, we
sometimes tend to forget the
traditional festive nature of
Mardi Gras and think only of
(Continued on page 3)
SEE: MARDI GRAS Page 2
MARDI       GRAS      EDITION
Monday, January 20,  1964
LINDA KORBIN
'   . . . Delta Phi Epsilon
MERLE SAMIS
. . . Alpha Phi
JUDI SMITH
Alpha Omicron Pi
.--»». - *"".
JOAN POUTNEY
. . . Kappa Kappa Gamma
Voting Thursday
LINDA CHALKLIN
. Alpha Gamma Delta
King, Queen
known Friday
The new reigning monarchs of Mardi Gras will be chosen
at the Pep Meet and Bazaar Thursday.
But following past tradition, the results will not be
revealed until Friday at midnight when the 1964 king and
queen will be crowned.
LINDA MUIR
. Alpha Delta Pi
LINDA WARREN
Kappa Alpha Theta
CHERYL WATT
. Gamma Phi Beta
Bigger, better
Mardi Gras is back again—bigger and better than
ever.
From its humble beginning in 1940 as a small wartime charity ball, Mardi Gras has now become the biggest charity drive on campus.
The Mardi Gras tradition lives on! The first Mardi
Gras took place in the Commodore and, in keeping with
tradition, it will again be held there. But Mardi Gras is
no longer a one-night affair. On Monday, campaigning
for Mardi Gras king and queen heralds the start of a
week highlighted by the Pep Meet Thursday noon in
the gymnasium with the presentation of Mardi Gras
King and Queen candidates and other entertainment,
and the Bazaar and Dress rehearsal Thursday evening
at the Commodore (you can't afford to miss that).
Mardi Gras is brought to a climax Friday and Saturday night with the costume balls and the crowning of
the King and Queen.
In its drive this year Mardi Gras is supporting
UBC's own Muscular Dystrophy Research. Last year
$7,300 was raised during Mardi Gras for this worthwhile
cause.
Funds from Mardi Gras have increased over the year
and this year, the Mardi Gras committee hopes to top
the $8,000 mark.
For over 10 years now Mardi Gras committees have
banded together and racked their brains to come up
with a new and challenging theme. Those of past years
have included International, Deep South, Broadway,
Continental and Disneyland. This year Mardi Gras
Laughs at Ldndon.
So this year be sure to join in Mardi Gras and help
to finance University research.
Twelve in race for king
Twelve men have been named by their fraternities
to contest the Mardi Gras king election.    They are:
John Black (Alpha Delta Phi); Mike Fuller ton (Alpha
Tau Omega); George Peter (Beta Theta Pi); Jim Nolan
(Delta Upsilon); Dick Gibbons {Kappa Sigma); Ian Morton
(Phi Delta Theta); Tim Cummings (Phi Gamma Delta);
Bob Hunter (Phi Kappa Sigma); Ken Hick (Psi Upsilon);
Sandy D'Aquino (Sigma Chi); Steve Groberman (Zeta Beta
Tau); Harry McLoughlin (Zeta Psi).
SANDY PLANT
. . Delta Gamma
The crowning will climax
weeks of preparation and anticipation. King and Queen candidates are chosen by their respective fraternities and sororities in November.
Following the choosing, there
are many weeks of planning for
the posters and gimmicks,
■which must be invented and
made for publicity.
King candidates prepare
skits, hoping that theirs will be
the best crowd-pleaser and
vote-getter, while the Queen
candidates prepare themselves
for that long walk to the stage.
Official kickoff for Mardi
Gras '64 is Thursday, January
23, at noon in the War Memorial Gym, with folksinger Tom
Northcott.
At the gym, the queen candidates will be presented and the
king candidates will present
their skits.
Voting for your favorite king
and queen who will reign over
Mardi Gras activities, will take
place during the Pep Meet.
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Thursday evening at 8 the
bazaar is open to the public,
so bring along your family and
enjoy the fun! Admission is
$1.00.
The Mardi Gras dances will
be held Friday and Saturday
nights at the Commodore from
nine to one. Tickets for the
dances are on sale at the AMS
office in Brock Hall at the new
reduced price of $5.00 per
couple.
Green, McDell
are co-ordinators
Alison Green and Barry McDell are the co-ordinators of
ihe '64 Mardi Gras celebration.
Rocke Robertson is treasurer,
and Patty Sandquist and Jane
Brown are secretaries.
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MARDI      GRAS      EDITION
Page 3
From page 1:
That real
Mardi Gras
atmosphere
money. This year we are doing our best to sponsor the
most festive dance of the
year and to return to the original Mardi Gras spirit of
fun.
If you have never been to
Mardi Gras, we urge you to
attend for you will find
something unique among
campus social activities.
Walking into the Commodore that weekend is the
closest one can come to the
authentic New Orleans
Mardi Gras atmosphere for
five dollars.
For those who have attended several Mardi Gras
Balls, we believe you will
find the excitement of the
first Mardi Gras and the
best floor show ever produced.
We also take this Opportunity to thank the merchants, students, private individuals, and the Ubyssey
staff for their donations of
time and kind which together have aided us to
raise our annual donation
and to sponsor the largest
Mardi Gras Ball ever.
Alison Green     Barry McDell
Many guests
Pearkes heads
dance patrons
A long list of well-known B.C. citizens are the patrons
and guests for the 24th annual Mardi Gras  celebrations.
The patrons include Major-
general the Hon. George R.
Pearkes and Mrs. Pearkes, the
lieutenant-governor of B.C.;
University chancellor Mrs.
Phyllis Ross and her husband,
the Hon. Frank Ross.
• •    •
President   John   Macdonald
and Mrs. Macdonald, former
president Dr. Norman MacKenzie and Mrs. MacKenzie,
Mayor William A. Rathie and
Mrs. Rathie, and Attorney-
General the Hon. Robert Bonner and Mrs. Bonner complete
the list.
Among the special guests
are:
Dean Blythe Eagles & Mrs.
Eagles, Dean David M. Myers
& Mrs. Myers, Dean Neil Perry
and Mrs. Perry, Dean S. Wah
Leung & Mrs. Leung, Dean
Neville V. Scarfe & Mrs.
Scarfe.
• •    •
Dean Thomas A. Wright &
Mrs. Wright, Dean George F.
Curtis & Mrs. Curtis, Dean
A. W. Matthews & Mrs. Matt-
' hews, Dean V. J. Okulitch &
Mrs. Okulitch, Dean Helen
McCrae, Dr. W. C. Gibson &
Mrs.   Gibson,   Mr.   George   T.
Cunningham & Mrs. Cunningham, Mr. T. S. Hughes & Mrs.
Hughes, Mr. Alfred W. R. Carrothers & Mrs. Carrothers.
Mr. Ron Jeffels & Mrs. Jeffels, Miss Barbara Schrodt, Mr.
Hector Wright & Mrs. Wright,
Mr. Ralph R. Jacks & Mrs.
Jacks, Mr. Gordon R. Anderson & Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Bryan Williams and Mrs. Williams.
Mr. Frank Richards and
Mrs. Richards, Miss Jeannete
James, Mr. Leigh Hirst, Mr.
Malcolm Scott, Miss Tove
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MARDI      GRAS      EDITION
Monday, January 20,  1964
Bazaar's
your piece
of cake
Three years ago Mardi
Gras decided to open its
dress rehearsal to the public.
Since that time, the rehearsal has grown into a full
scale bazaar.
This year the program includes an auction of cakes
made by king candidates,
and booths featuring everything from kisses to games
of skill.
• •    •
The highlight of the bazaar is the sneak preview of
the floorshow.
Recently the bazaar has become so popular that the
cast is forced to hold a private dress rehearsal the
night before.
During the program Miss
Kathy Hobson, one of last
year's queen candidates, will
model the fur stole which
is one of the contest prizes.
• •    •
All  30   contest   prizes   will
be awarded during the evening.
This year, the program has
been enlarged to include a
fashion show featuring
clothes from Richards and
Farish and Chapman's.
WHERE THE FUN IS
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23
12:30 noon—Pep meet in Memorial Gym.
King and queen candidates presented.
Tom Northcott, folksinger.
Voting for king and queen.
6:30 p.m.—Charity Bazaar and dress rehearsal at the
Commodore Cabaret.
Cake auction.
Contest draw.
Kings' and queens' fashion show.
Voting for king and queen.
Laughs in London floorshow.
(Program begins at 8 p.m., door at 6:30)
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JAN. 24-25
9:00 p.m.—Dances at the Commodore.
The big costume Charity Ball.
Laughs in London floorshow.
Crowning of king and queen.
Here's list of workers
They are: Sandy Plant and
Marty Zlotnik, raffle; Dave
Norton, dance tickets; Sandy
Senbergs and Doug Hager,
activities; Barb McGrath and
Len Marks, Commodore arrangements;
Don Mowat, decorations;
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