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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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THE MICHIGANDAILY Gay

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Official newspaper at the University of
Michigan. Published every morning except
Monday during the university year.
Entered at the post-office at Ann Arbor as
second-class matter.
Offices, Ann Arbor Press Building. Sub-
by carrier, $2.50; by mail, $2.50. Want ad.
stations: Quarry's, Univ. Pharmacy, C. H.
Davis, cor. Packard and State.
Business Office Phone 96o
Editorial Office Phone 2414
H. Beach Carpenter......Managing Editor
W. Sherwood Field......Business Manager

and Penates for Teipsich ore

THE KIND THAT
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You Get 'e m When
Promised
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Edito~r
Editor
Editor
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Assistants to Business Manager
john Leonard Ray Leffler
Rudolph Hofman Arthur H. Torrey
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1915.
IN C1IARGE OF THIS ISSUE
Editor..........Joseph Brotherton
hi Tnager...........John Leonard
Assistants.. J. L. Keddie, C. N. Church
KEYS AND THINGS.
There are two times during the
year when Ann Arbor wakes up, wipes
off its tortoise-rimmed spectacles and
looks about. One time in the fall,
when the big football game of the
year is played. The other time is
right now, There is the story of a
wise man who vowed that he would
see every beauteous creature in the
world before making rash statements
about any one woman. Those for-
tunate students in Ann Arbor today
do not have to go to this trouble.
Every father's son owes the duty to
himself to stir around and become
convinced that attractive girls are
sprinkled into the great mass of hu-
manity oftener than once every year
or so. For before us now is the salt
and pepper of the earth.
It is a musty and time-honored cus-
tom, gentle visitors, to hand you the
keys to the town,-not really, of
course, for there are no such keys, and'
if there were, they might tempt you to'
rummage around in the photos and'
knick-knacks that we have hidden'
away. But such as they are, we hand
over the keys symbolic of esteem. Go
where you please, as long as we may
look upon you; say what you please
as long as we may hear you; enjoy
yourself as much as you can, for it
was for this purpose that the campus
instituted the affair called the Junior
hop.
On with the festivities; the mice
may play for the cats are home mark-
ing blue-books.
Nowadays every instructor's home
might be called a house of correction.
Don't be jealous when that girl from
home asks about Maulbetsch.
What couldn't one do inspired by
such music and you?

By Irwin (. Johnson
In the midst of a vista of countless
lights, foliage, booths, gayly colored1
dresses, and sombre black eveningl
dress regalia, the "denatured" Junior
hop at the University of Michigan
"came back" last night. The decora-
tions, which were in the general ar-c
rangement of a Venetian pergola, were
perhaps the most beautiful, and yet
the simplest that have ever graced
Waterman gymnasium for a J-Hop,
and the general air of dignified sim-
plicity that pervaded the entire ar-
rangements for the mammoth func-
tion, demonstrated conclusively that
the hop committee exceeded even the
expectations of the university officials
in making the dance a purely al-'
campus, democratic affair.p y
The general color scheme for the'
decorations was a combination of pink
and white and'green, while the myr-
iads of lights concealed in the foliage-
covered lattice work gave an air of
velvety richness to the whole light-'
ing system. This effect was added to
by three mammoth hemispheres hang-
ing from the ceiling of Waterman
gym, a large pink star which rested
in a bed of smaller white stars being
thrown out in bas relief by the power-
ful lights within. Just inside and in
front of each of the 27 booths, smaller
hemispheres constructed in the same
color scheme harbored smaller lights,
and the radiance cast on the gay
scene, while being very novel, was
perhaps one of the most beautiful
features of the entire hop arrange-
ment,
The booths, which were constructed
of lattice work covered over by green
foliage, provided an anchor for the
thousands of feet of white lattice and
green and pink foliage and blossoms
which provided a ceiling over the en-
tire gym. Each of the booths, all of
which were in the shape of arbors,
was profusely decorated in the general
colo scheme. The largest of these
was the booth occupied by the chap-
erons of the evening. This booth was
located at the entrance between Bar-
bour and Waterman gyms, and hous-
ed Mesdames Harry Burns Hutchins,
Henry Moore Bates, and Regent Jun-
ius E. Beal and Mrs. Beal, Dean J. R.
Effinger and Mrs. Effinger, Prof. A. H.
Lloyd and Mrs, Lloyd, Prof. A. G.
Hall and Mrs. Hall and Assistant Dean
W. H. Butts and Mrs. Butts.
Suddenly in the midst of this gay
and festive scene there came the sus-
ceptible and moving strains of the
"Victors," played only as the Varsity
band can play it, and Miss Helen
Anne Oppermann and Richard C. Jeter,
monarchs and pilots of the Italian
pergola, came out from their main
pilot house leading the line of march,
which circled the room and grew
rapidly until more than 300 couples
had joined the ranks. Then came the
formation of the reat block "M," the
mystic letter of the Michigan king-
dom of merriment, and, while the en-
tire throng stood fixed in silence,
the photograph which is the unper-
ishable record of another successful
Michigan J-Hop was consummated.
Then the music struck off into a
lively one-step, and the Junior hop
was on. Through countless numbers,
the orchestras played, and the dances
were only varied by the frequent ex-
cursions which the merrymakers made
for refreshments. The huge sign made
up of large electrically lighted letters
spelling the word "Michigan," and
which was located at one end of the
gymnasium, vied with the large block
"M," which was one of the electrical
decorations at the other end of the
hall, in providing a surplus of light
for the safe piloting of the joy makers.
The dance gladdened throng rioted

gleefully, the train of dances being
broken only during the time that the
official hop photographer was occu-
pied in capturing likenesses of the
various organization parties.
At 12:30 o'clock came the culmin-
ation of the evening's entertainment
just as the ship of joyous merrymak-
ers had finished all but the last of
the program dances. Prof. Herbert
T. McConnell of the Huntington Cotil-
lion house of Chicago appeared as the
pilot to take the ship into port, and
for the next two hours, the acme of
the evening's joy festival was reached,
and left far in the background.

The cotillion fulfilled to the veriest
degree the terms of its definition.
Perhaps the closest thing that it can
be likened to is a mammoth three-
ringed circus, and under the skillful
direction of Professor McConnell and
Mrs. McConnell, the Michigan sailors
of the Italian pergola disported them-
selves beyond the expectations of even
the most joyous and light-hearted of
the throng of merrymakers.1
Perhaps the greatest mirth provok-
ing feature of the entire cotillion was[
the French Ballet dance which wasa
indulged in by the male members of
the ship's crew, dressed in short, tis-
sue ballet gowns. This dance was
captivating on account of the grace!
which characterized the every move-
met of the participants, and it will
long be remembered as an epoch dance
in the career of even staid old \Vater-
man gym.
Two human American flags were
among the other novel features which
characterized the cotillion, and the
swirling circles of -red, white and
blue were beautiful in the extreme.
It remained, however, for little Miss
Bonet, six year old daughter o1 an
Ann Arbor resident, to provide the
fitting climax to the evening's festi-
val. There was drawn to the center
of the floor a large pink rose bud on
a gaily decorated float, with a num-
ber of the most charming of the even-
ing's guests drawing the equipage
by the attached ribbons. As the float
reached the middle of the floor, the
petals of the rosebud fell apart, and
out stepped little Miss Bonet clad in
pink rose leaves, and wvith two huge
baskets of pink rosebuds on her arm.
Amidst much applause, she distributed
these to the guests, a smile being the
compliment which accompanied each
one.
Among the other favors which were
given out to the ladies were spring
millinery in a seemingly endless var-
iety of color, fancy parasols, aprons,
muffs, roses, flags, corsage bouquets,
arbors and what proved to be among
the most lastingly useful of the even-
ing's favors, Men-catchers." The men
received canes decorated in the uni-
versity colors, ties, "ticklers," flowers,
flags and various other small objects
of a like nature. Another mirth pro-
voking feature of the cotillion was the
ascension of several hundred large
baloons, on which appeared te let-
tering "J-Hop M-1916."
After the close of the cotillion in
a blaze of glory, both orchestras struck
up the familiar strains of "Auld Lang
Sync" and, as the last chords of the
old familiar tune died away, the only
living memory of the 1915 Junior hop
which remained vas the exclaations
of the first time "hoppers" as they
were waiting for their carriages,
"Wasn't it simply great," ai "I'll
neverforget it Joe, as long as I live,"
and a little arm snuggled ino the
protecting wing of the already silent
Joe who had begun to compute the
least sum on which he could exist
during the next two months.
BRILLIANT VI CTORIIES CLAIIMED
BY BOTH LOCALS A) IMPORTS
Home Products Said to have Repulsed
First Move of Ann Arbor
Invasion
University Hall, F'eb. 6.-While there
has been considerable fighting in both
the eastern and western zones during
the last 24 hours, the vigorous attacks
expected from the Imports failed com-
pletely. The Locals report the cap-
ture of 20 booths, and 789 prisoners.
One Local battallion reports the cap-
ture of nine rings, due to the counter
attacks made on the Imports. Hand
to hand engagements were numerous,

and the daring charges of the Stu-
dentia filled the Ann Arbor merchant
marine with terror.
Ironitou lIenies Report.
Ironton, O., Feb. 6.-The report of
an engagement near here is being
vigorously denied by the war office.
No invasion of belligerent territory
has been attempted, Ironton maintain-
ing strict neutrality. Four contra-
band squeezes are being detained by
the authorities, pending the investi-
gation of the Ring Purchase Bill.
Imports Claim Victory
Chicago, Minneapolis, Dexter, De-

HOP IMADE ITS BOW
JUST 38 YEARS AGO
Initial Function Elenetal When Com-
pared lWith Present Day
Bll
hAS hA) ITS UPS AND I)OWNS
By J. C. R. Parker
It was just 38 years ago that Michi-
gan undergraduat esgathered at a
(ance, bringing with them "'their fair
(aosels from back hom e," and called
it the "Senior Hop" for the first time.
There were no fox-trots then, nor
canters, nor one-steps, but there was
plenty of maize and blue hunting and
plenty of lMlichigan spirit. The date
of the premier hop was February 17,
1877. lt was held at "Thank's," who
ran an emporium with a restaurant
on the first floor and a dancing hall
on the second. The site of this es-
talblishment is now occupied by Rele,
Conlin & Fiegel, on Main street. At
his time, in place of 300 or more, there
were scarcely 40 couples on the foor.
During the next four years, a Junior
hop in name as well as in nature was
held annually, when it was taken over
by several Greek letter societies and
maintained by them under the name
of the Society hop.
In 1883 the annual function was
held again under the auspices of the
junior class and renamed the Junior
hop. "Hank's" still remained the pop-
ctlar home of the hops. One decade
later the hop was held on the campus
in the newly constructed Waterman
gymnasium. This move marked a new
era in the popularity of the affair.
With each succeeding junior class the
annual dance grew in size and im-
portance to occupy a pre-eminent posi-
tion on the university social calendar.
It became a firmly established tradi-
tion on the Michigan campus.
Two years ago, following the 1913
hop, the senate council passed a reso-
lution abolishing the hop, "until such
a time as the university authorities are
satisfied that all objectionable features
will in the future be eliminated." This
edict came as a result of criticism in
regard to extreme dancing at the hop,
as well as riotous disturbance outside
of Waterman gym at the time of the
dance.
As a result of the ruling, Michigan
students swallowed their medicine and
no hop was held in 1914. This year
campus sentiment turned to the re-es-
tablishment of the traditional hop, and
the faculty consented to lift the ban.
troit, New York, Ypsi, Feb. 6.-Despite
the reports of repulses by the Locals,
word has been received here from the
battle line to the effect that the Im-
ports have carried many Local trench-
es. The strength of the Imports lies
in their offense. heavy taxation is
expected to be levied here on neutral
fathers, due to the use of Paquin sup-
plies by the Imports.
heavy Artillery Used
The Imports have brought up new
artillery for use in the present strug-
gle. Fiighty centimeter trots, and rap-
id-fire canters are said to have broken
down the morale of the Locals. The
smokeless powder employed by the
Local troops has been superseded by
the tasteless powder of the invaders.
Company B, of the Detroit Imports,
reports the capitulation of a Local
stronghold after a hand to hand strug-
gle. No casualties.
Authorities Negate Sherman
]3arbour gym, Feb. 6.-The follow-
ing interview with King Fusser seems
to deny the truth of General Sher-

man's report on war:
"What do I think of the conflict be-
tween the Locals and the Imports?
Say, boy (censored), (censored), it is
absolutely the greatest (censored)
picnic (censored), (censored)...
last night (censored).......and this
morning (censored)."
1-lear the Michigan Victor Record
No. 17672 at Schaeberle & Sons 'Music
[louse.
Victrola Records--A clean and up-
to-the-minute stock at Schaerberle &
Son's Music House.
The Sugden Drug Company have
purchased a large assortment of Park
& Tilford candies especially for the
Junior Hop

3:00 7:30 9:00
NOW-PLAYING A DAILY MATINEE
AS[T TIME TONIGHIiT
Pollard's Opera Co. presents
'A Millonaire for a Day'
Fine Singing Chorus
HEAR NELLIE M'NAMARA SING
"MY ROSE OF HONOLULU"
itneetr ISn. [eb.
motne and Night

"Pomander Walk" will
one-step.

be the next

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By
Harriet
Beecher
stcowe

IL

How did you like the dago decora-
tions?
She had such wonderful eyes.
Denatured but enjoyable.
Thanks, committee.
EXPLORER WILL LECTURE ON
TRIALS OF ANTARCTIC REGIONS
Sir Douglas Mawson, explorer, will
give an illustrated lecture entitled,
"Racing with Death in Antarctic Bliz-
zards," at Hill auditorium next Fri-
day evening. The lecture is given un-
der the auspices of the geological de-
partment for the benefit of the library.
Because of the danger of fire in the
Detroit Armory, state authorities have
refused to allow moving pictures to
be shown there and Sir Douglas' De-
troit date has been cancelled. Ar-
rangements have been made for bring-
ing Detroit people in special cars to
the lecture in Ann Arbor. Special
cars will also be run from Ypsilanti.
522 "Back of the Union" 522
Holmes Taxicab Co.

America's Most Famous Play with Famous
Cast and Wonderful Photography
Featuring IRVING CUMMINGS as HARRIS; and MARY ELINE,
the "THANHOUSER KID," as LITTLE EVA
Also one Keystone , Comedy to make you laugh
Matinee, 2:00 until 5:30-Night 7:00 until 10:30

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