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World Fair Set At 'U'

More than 8,500 persons are expected to visit the University’s 57th annual World’s Fair, which will be held Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29, at the Michigan Union.

U-M President Harlan Hatcher, Mayor Wendell E. Hulcher and Detroit’s British Consul General Sir James Easton will open the fair for its two-day run at 7 p.m. Friday.

This year’s fair, the oldest of its kind in the country will feature room-size display booths depicting the cultures of some of the more than 90 nations represented at the U-M. The booths will also have on sale samples of native foods and imported products.

The U-M’s 18 nationality clubs will present six variety shows of native singing and dancing, They will be held at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and at 4, 7, 9 and 11 p.m. Saturday.

The fair will be open from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday and from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Admission to the booth area is 50 cents and 75 cents to the variety show. Visitors under 16 will be admitted to the display for 25 cents and to the show for 50 cents.

More than 250 students have been active in preparing this year’s fair, which is jointly sponsored by the U-M Activities Center and the International Students Association.

All proceeds will go to the nationality clubs participating in the fair and to the Foreign Student’s Emergency Loan Fund. The fair is planned as the kickoff event for the U-M’s International Emphasis Month, which is in February.