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February 1970. Seventh Annual. The Greatest Snow on Earth.

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Michigan Tech Lode




Winter Carnival, Michigan Tech, MTU, Michigan Tech Lode, Blue Key, Michigan Technological University


Ever since the first Ice Carnival back in 1922, Winter Carnival has been the number one event of the year at Michigan Tech. This year Carnival was no exception; it more than lived up to its theme: The Greatest Snow on Earth, a circus in the snow. Nobody knows quite how many man-hours of work went into making Winter Carnival what it was; the planning began in October, the queen candidates (all Michigan Tech coeds for the first time in many years) were chosen in November, rehearsals for the skits began in December, work on the snow statues was started in January, and by the middle of Carnival Week, the real work had just begun, or so it seemed to hundreds of snow statue builders. But strangely enough, as happens every year, the statues were finished on time, the skits went off better than expected, and every one had a fabulous time; all that hard work was worth it after all. A great deal of the credit for Winter Carnival should go to Blue Key whose job it is to produce a successful Carnival each year; the members of Blue Key really outdid themselves this year. Of course, Winter Carnival would not be the greatest snow on earth without the involvement of many people, from the fraternities and other organizations that actively participated, to the area residents who put up with this midwinter madness; a special thanks should be sent to the Physical Plant for dumping tons of snow in the proper spots so that the snow statues could be built, and to the Memorial Union for staying open on Wednesday night to thaw out the frozen bones of weary snow statue scupltors. For those of you who participated, all you broom- ball players and statue-builders and pullers-of-dog- sleds and blood-thirsty hockey fans, we hope that this special edition of the Michigan Tech Lode will bring back fond memories of a wild and wonderful week in February. For those of you who missed all the fun this year, we hope that this Pictorial will get you fired-up to join the fun next year. [From editorial.]

Michigan Tech Lode Pictorial



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