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U-M Celebrates Its Birthday

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Guests at the U-M birthday celebration dinner-dance mix and mingle as they arrive at the Union ballroom for the gala affair. At the speaker's table in the background, Mrs. Thomas Conlin (left) speaks with University President and Mrs. Harlan Hatcher, while Mr. Conlin, publicity chair-man for the celebration, discusses some last minute details with Daniel Shurz, chairman of the City Sesquicentennial Committee which sponsored the occasion. To their right Mayor and Mrs. Wendell E. Hulcher chat with Mrs. Gail Rector, whose husband was in charge of the program.

Greeting Tom Harmon and his wife, Elyse, (center) as they arrived at the Union ballroom for the were (from left) Mrs. Hulcher President Hatcher, Mrs. Hatcher and Mayor Huleher. The Mayor later presented keys to the city to the Harmons and the retiring University president and his wife. Harmon, Michigan All-America in 1939 and 1910, spoke during the program following dinner and performed in three films of his famous touchdown runs for the Maize and Blue. Aslide presentation, The University and Ann Arbor through the Year, depicted the close relationship between "town and gown" since the University's founding on August 25, 1817.