THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Published every morning except Monday AND
during the University year by the Board in
Control of Student uhlicatins. ID R A M A A TUNT, GLOOr!
Members of Western Conference Editorial IIEGO'NE, SORROW
Association._The sentiments expressed in the
The Associated Press is exclusively cn- THIS AFTERNOON: The special ejaculations above are not our own;
titled to the use for republication of all news J-Hop performance of "Tickled To and neither are the elegant phrases in
cdriters creditedtaier t er nhe ather bDeath," the nineteenth Michigan Union which they are couched. They are
ished therein. __ Opera, in the Whitney theatre at 2:30 hoth the product of Leo J. Hershdor-
Entered at the postoffice at Ann Arbor, o'clock. fer, a former Past Grand Potentate of
Michigan attseod elasamatter. Special ate TeDal,*h ue*henit n*dt
oi pstage granted by Third AsttstantaPstt-y, who used them in an edit-
master General. WHAT THE ROAD THOUGHT OF orial in the J-Hop extra of some years
Subscription by carrier, $3.; by mail, THE UNION OPERA ago.
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Phes: Editrial, 244 and epi M; basi-
nes, 96o. Af all the college productions that We now append a series of quola-
have come to Cincinnati this season, tions from an article in Chimes' Jan-
EDITOR "aTieled To Death" undouhtedly as the eary 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 MANAGER 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 * * *
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 guests,
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 whether -
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY , 1925 agreeably. they're co-eds or not, is baffling to the
private investigator. Why not list I
YETRA YAND The Flint Journal: them as Alice McGillicuddy, co-ed, Job-
YESEDTO O iAYResplendent costumes, beautiful ina Whoosits, town girl, and La Verne
Each succeeding year of Univerity. 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 innunerable social func- Flint performance of 'Tickled To vice. . . . .
tions. The events follow each other Death exceedingly enjoyable and en-
with such astonishing rapidity that the tertaining. The present edition, quite We were going to quote something
apparently a change from the operas from Chimes when we started out.
memories are hardly more than a
blurred path of once-glorious m- of recent years, reverted to the comic Well, here are some of the things:
ments. 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 op! is 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 lars. . . . Dear, dear!
ifestation of the superficial character led the musical numbers with his mel- It 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 "Ar the Universiy's premier social
"Behind a Paper Fan" and "Lanterns function the Hop serves as a fitting
hurledin the course of a year than of the Night." climax for the yearssocial activies.
the students of the nation. The way possible a more elaborate and com-
we dance, when we dance, how late The Grand Rapids Herald: possiby aore larae ancom-
pletey appointed large scale fusction
we dance, and where we dance all Packs of fun and excellent acting, than would otherwise be possible.
seem to be subjects for public discus- singing and dancing rollicked through Every school has an annual hop or
sion. The world expects scandals to two acts of the current Michigan Un- prom that represents as nearly as pos-
eninate from university towns, and ion Opera which literally "Tickled To sible the student's desire for a per-
the press seldom disappoints in this Death" the responsive audience which fertly arranged elaborate formal par-
respect. taxed the theatre's capacity. ty. This demand for perfection is na-
Tisose in attendance atethe Hop and Prisapsthe most colorfus and ar- tural and laudable, and insofar as re-
its house-parties, however, will take titic scrane, 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 serier fulfill this desnand."
tend it for the first time there will be of exquisite settings, war the feather
a thrill. To those whose privilege it ballet wich oend the second act.
has been to dance before as the guests A large fan, reaching from across the And a little sonething 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 I 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, "Pacher" 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, Ia 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 Clever dancing, good music, and 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.
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. 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,
sip. May all of us taste the cup of 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'' 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 concern for the University of Mich- lieve it, read it again.
sheiks,-another result of the movies. igan. Mr. Jason Cowles.
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