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THIS AFTERNOON: The s _____a__IThe sentiments expressed in the
The Associated Press is exclusively en-A T :T j ejaculations above are not our own;
titled to the use for republication of all news J.Hop performance of "Tickled To
dispatches credited to it or not otherwise and neither are the elegant phrases in
credited in this paper and the local news pub- Death," the nineteenth Michigan Union which they are couched. They are
ished therein. Opera,in the Whitney theatre at 2:30
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have come to Cincinnati this season tions from an article in Chimes' Jan-
EDITOR "Tickled To Death" undoubtedly is the ary issue, entitled "Why the Hop?"
HAROLD A. MOORE most pretentious. Some of its scenic by a guy that is on the committee.
Assistants effects and dance numbers are on a For the benefit of the out-of-town
Smith Cady, Jr., Willard Crosby, par with those seen in the highest guests we explain that Chimes is a
Leslie Bennetts, Thomas P. Henry, Jr., priced reviews. Add to this lavish- magazine published by a little group
Robert Mansfield, Samuel Moore, Jr., ness of setting, captivating music and of earnest thinkers at the University
George Davis. intriguing lyrics, and you have a good (they are also students), which is sup-
idea of the type of entertainment of- posed to mirror the better elements
BUSINESS 31ANAGER fered by the University of Michigan in The Campus Mind. The magazine
JOSEPH J. FINN this year. is more successful in this its aim than
Assistants "Tickled To Death" is about a young you might think.
Heil Rockwell, John Conlin, Robert American college student who falls in *nn
Winter, Harold Marks, Frank Dentz, love with a white girl held captive in It's getting harder and harder to tell
Rudolph Bostleman, William Mullins. a Chinese temple. Richard G. El- if there ARE any out-of-town guets,
liot made a coy little heroine, and don't you think? This custom of writ-
Russell A. Gohring, as the intruding ing up all the ladies as from Muske-
young American, sang several songs gon, or Saginaw, no matter wether
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1925 agreeably. they're co-eds or not, is baffling to the
private investigator. Why not list1
YESTERDAY, TOIAY ANf The Flint Journal: them as Alice McGillicuddy, co-ed, Job-
TOMORROW Resplendent costumes, beautiful ina Whoosits, town girl, and La Verne
Each succeeding year of University stage settings and exceptional music Lapis Lazuli, hometown product?
life brings its football games, its track and dancing combined to make the Of course they'll never take our ad-
meets, its innumerable social fun- Flint performance of "Tickled To vice. . . . .
tions. The events follow each other Death" exceedingly enjoyable and en- non
vith such astonishing rapidity that the tertaining. The present edition, quite We were going to quote something
memories are hardly more than a apparently a change from the operas from Chimes when we started out.
blurred path of once-glorious m- of recent years, reverted to the comic Well, here are some of the things:
ment. There is, however, one occa- opera type, depending upon comedy "Five hours of dancing and the 1926
sion which stands out supremely in to carry it through the more melo- J-Hop will be but a memory. Behind
the hearts of some eight hundred stu- dramatic spots. The story hinges upon those five hours of festivity will be
dents and their guests, the night when the lines and more particularly the two months of effort by the fourteen
the Junior class reigns supreme, the comedy to make it successful and this men comprising the committee and the
night of the Hop! s done by the work of several spendid expenditure of several thousand dol-
There be some staid and ultra-soph- individual characterizations. lars. What does the Hop give to jus-
isticated individuals who deny the Outshining all else is the solo work tify this outlay of time and money?
thrill of such an occasion. There are of Barre Hill as Fugi San, high priest Think of it-several thousand dol-
even those who condemn it as a man- of a Chinese monastery. He easily a. . . . Dear, dear!
ifestation of the superficial character led the musical numbers with his mel- I o
fine tageIt goes on later:
of this hopeless younger generation. odious voice and fine stage presence,
Indeed, there is no one class of per- his two most popular numbers being "As the University's premier social
sons at whom more maledictions are "Behind a Paper Fan" and "Lanterns function the Hop serves as a fitting
hurled in the course of a year than of the Night." climax for the year's social activities.
the students of the nation. The way * * . . . This , . arrangement makes
we dance, when we dance, how late The Grand Rapids Herald: possible a more elaborate and com-
we dance, and where we dance all Packs of fun and excellent acting, pletely appointed large scale function
seem to be subjects for public discus- singing and dancing rollicked through than would otherwise be possible.
sion. The world expects scandals to two acts of the current Michigan Un- Every school has an annual hop or
eminate from university towns, and ion Opera which literally "Tickled To prom that 'represents as nearly as pos-
the press seldom disappoints in this Death" the 'responsive audience whic sible the student's desire for a per-
respect, taxed the tiseatre's capacity, fectly arranged elaborate formal par-
ty. This demand for perfection is na-
Those in attendance at the Hop and Perhaps the most colorful and ar- tural and laudable, and insofar as re-
its house-parties, however, will take tistic scene, although it is rather sources permit the Hop is planned to
another view. For the many who at- hard to single one out of such a series fulfill this demand."
tend it for the first time there will be of exquisite settings, was the feather
a thrill. To those whose privilege it ballet which opened the second act.
has been to dance before as the guests A large fan, reaching from across the And a little something on public-
of the Junior class of the University rear of the stage, formed the back- ity:
there will return past memories to ground, out of which came a "girl" "Outside of football games, no sin-
blend in with the more wonderful chorus of 25, each carrying an im- gle campus event gives the University
present. All will unite in a feeling of mense black feather fan. Fugi San more publicity than does the J-Hop.
commiseration for any who take the accompanied the chorus, who did a". . under the accepted standard of
trouble to worry about our welfare series of dance steps, sang "Behind a news values, it is doubtful if Mich-
because we enjoy the Hop-an event Paper Fan," which won repeated ap- igan would have attained either her
which would have thrilled the gener- plause. size or her excellence if only her
ations which now condemn it. Surely Judging from the remarks of the scholarly achievements had been pub-
when it is our turn to chaperone or audience as they filed out of the the- lished. Interest in the University is
sit at home while the young folks of atre, the real hit of the show was the aroused throughout this section by
the next generation revel, we shall dancing of Phillip Miller and Dan the publicity given the Hop."
recall our hops, especially this one, Warner, "Peaches" Joyce. There was And naw the best of all:
and let them have their fun. about their dancing a professional air, "Probably the biggest argument in
With this in mind the class of 1926, a spirit that carried their audience favor of the Hop lies in the memories
the faculty and remaining students of with them. It was the "big time" act that It leaves behind. To attend the
the University are proud to welcome of the production. affair is in itself something of a so-
their guests. Over the week-end the The Port Huron Herald: cial achievement. The difficulties in
institution is at your disposal and will the way but enhance the pleasure of.
be on dress parade, as it were. For beautiful costumes featured "Tickled the experience once it is attained."
you, the Hop, the Opera, and the To Death," the Michigan Union Opera. nsa
house parties; for us the pleasure of It would be difficult to award a palm Ah, the happy boys and girls, dancing
your company and the opportunity to to any one of the three feminine leads.I around in the beautiful Arabian gym,
acquaint you with Michigan; for those Richard Elliott, as Nyan-Toy, a white serene in the thought that Michigan
in the outside world, planty of gos- girl raised by Chinese priests, was at is getting publicity out of their efforts,
sp. May all of us taste the cup o1 all times the quiet, demure, and beau- in the thought that they are at a per-
happiness to the full! tiful little maiden who loved the hero, fectly appointed party (insofar as re-
Jack Houghton, played by Russell sources will allow), and in the thought
One of Michigan's oldest traditions Gohring, with all her heart. that they have arrived socially by
has gone the way of the ages between Robert Henderson, as Countess handing over seven and a half smack-
semesters. The curse of modernity! Valeri Mischkinoff, brought a finely ers to the dear, kind committee.
has taken away those rickety, rocking adapted voice to the part, and keen * * *
trolley cars that used to wend their sense of burlesque. His makeup was After running this department for
way around the campus. Now there's one of the best in the show. a year and a half, I can safely say that
nothing but big shiny busses. In all, it was a good opera, and a I hate to get out a column for the
creditable production worth the inter- J-Hop extra worse than any other
Last year the scene was the land of est of anyone lacking even a casual time of the year. If you don't be-
Eskimos ;this year the habitat of the l concern for the University of Mich-) lieve it, read it again. -
sheiks,-another result of the movies. igan. Mr. Jason Cowles.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1925
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