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April 05, 1919 - Image 11

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The Michigan Daily, 1919-04-05

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___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ __ -VOP VOIDS SWAY
. ..._'annual Social Event of University Be- E
gun Amid Conditions Far Different
from Those of Present
Present Day Prom Shows Great Im-
provement Over By-gone
(By Walter X. Brennan)
Hank's emporium was ablaze with
newly installed kerosene lamys which
shed their brilliant rays over the hall,i
blending beautifully with the severalt
strips of Maize and Blue bunting
which waved lazily in the spring
breezes drifting in through the half
open windows. At one end of the hallt
was seated the orchestra with two vio-
lins and a piano. The men were chat-
ting busily as they made the final ad-
ditions to their programs. The orches-
i tra struck up a march, and the 20 cou-
ples fprmed for the grand march. The
Junior Prom was on." So might the
first J-Hop, held in 1877, been review-
ed by the extra, had The Daily then
been in existence at that time.
So started what is now the greatest
-* of Michigan's social events standing
out as one of the eminent affairs in
American universities. Tonight a
thousand subjects of Terpsichore
whirl over the burnished floor of Wa-
terman gymnasium to the strains of
"The Victors," "Varsity" and other
college songs, the fruit of Michigan
students, played by more than half a
hundred musicians. Instead of a few
strips of bunting, time, money and
energy has been spent on tonight's
decorations hung by the best decorat-
ors obtainable.
Alternate Dress Snits
Stories of the time when there were
but a few dress suits in Ann Arbor,
and the men would attend for but an
hour, and then bolt for their rooms to
give a friend a chance to attend the
affair; the story goes, that most of
their time was spent in explaining
why good friends never attended at
311,85 ELIZA BETH B. BADE the same time. Some tell of the time
of Chicago, who with Karl Velde, '20, chairman of the J-Hop committee, when only two hacks and a carryall
lead the grand march of the 1919 J-Hop, Friday evening. Miss Bade issvereavitaolhoasaahes, ofustng
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis K. Bade of 5108 Kimbark avenue, Hyde some to leave two hours ahead of oth-
Park, Chicago, and is at present attending Starrett's School for Girls, of __s._It__asthenn___essthan____rime
that city. Miss Bade has visited in Ann Arbor on numerous occasions.
She has a brother, William Bade, in the Uiversity. in dancing. Her dress so thin was
sure to win the college's man's atten-
tion; she'd make them hum while
Ye Maids of Garments Few and Scant chewing gum held up her new inven-
Take Aotice of This Rhythmic Chant All eyes were turned with gaze that
burned upon this daring creature; re-
marks were made by persons staid, but
(hark K. Ehlbert) none of these did reach her. She
sensed some sneers, some mocking
At the Junior Hop where soda pop Romeo was there, you know, down at leers; but did this maiden heed 'em?
is the strongest thing that's tasted, the the M. C. station; he showed his joy, Why not at all, she doffed her shawl,
speedy maid was quite afraid her this simple boy, with wealth of dem- and said to Bob, "Let's speed 'em."
speed would all be wasted. But still, onstration. He took her grips -- a They did a slide off to the side where;
thought she, perhaps I'll be an awful few short skips, and they were in his shadows soft were playing; and then
big sensation; and so I'll write dear motor; a little ride before she spied she sighed, and then she cried, "Oh,
Bob tonight, and accept his invitation. the "frat" of which he wrote her. Bob, what are you saying?" For be it
Then came the day when Bessye And then that night with hearts so known that Bob had shown his love
Mae began her joyous journey; she set light, they started for the function; for daring Bessye; what did he care
right out with not a pout to go into they reached the gym, all fixed and if she should dare to wear such garb
the tourney. This maiden knew that trim; their hearts throbbed in con- undressy? He grew more bold, and
others, too, would try to grab the junction. She felt quite sure that on then he told her of his adoration; and
laurels; but let them fret, she'd get the floor she'd draw much admiration; as he wooed, the maiden cooed her
them yet, without there being quar- her hopes were high, the time was nigh bashful(?) affirmation.
rels. Ambition fired, this maid aspired to startle education. In future days we hope to gaze
to win the golden apple; she said, "Oh, Her dancing frock was planned to upon this married couple; we hope
well, I'll be the belle; for honors I rock the very walls and ceiling; it they're blessed when Bessye's dressed
will grapple." was so smart in every part, so thor- her charming form so supple. Her
Ann Arbor woke, the buildings oughly revealing. No pains she spared decollete has had its day now since a
spoke, when from the train alighted that shoulders bared should have a man she's captured; she'll ne'er forget
this maid so fair, of charms so rare, look entrancing; she thought that it helped to get her Romeo enrap-
this girl who would be plighted. Her they would surely play important parts tured.

to keep the cabby waiting. How hoop On this occasion the first elaborate ef-
skirts, in style at the same tie. man- forts at decorating were made, and
aged to get into the carryall form in- the two-step made its appearance. The
teresting legends. control of the yearly affair again
Turning through the pages we learn drifted back to the Juniors, and in 1901
that the Hop was held at Hank s for festoons of electric lights were first
four years under the control of the used. The 1906 Hop saw the intro-
juniors, when it was taken up by sev- duction of calcium spot lights, which
eral Greek letter societies and was uiere made to sweep the floor, produc-
called "The Society Hop," In 1883 the ing beautiful effects on the gorgeous
juniors once more took charge and it gowns and decorations.
became the Junior Social. By 1891 the In 1914 the Hop was not held. War
attendance became so great that it was conditions prevented the holding of it
found necessary to hold the affair in in 1917.
the rink. Here 300 attended, and for 'tonight the latest page is being
the first time two orchestras were written in the history of Junior Hop
employed. The dances in vogue then havimg reached the pinicle of elabor-
were the waltzes, galopso. plkas and nce with ore than a thousand in
schottisches. attendance.
The rink was undesirable beause of
its lack of accommodations for cloaks, ,Twoseris Witten by Grads
so the neat year the Social was hield "oi i )ra,'' hits yas
in Granger's dancing academy, whereO t ( i me secondto bewrisUmn
it continued to be held until 1894. At )ii isitie secini li be writi'i li
Granger's the dancing lasted from 9 gruiii of the Iliversily
to 1 and the admission was a dollar.
Fraternities Confrol in 1898 In 1916 there were four guests from
In 1898 nine fraternities staged the Canada and in 1915 there was only
annual bal iin Waterman gymnasium. one.

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