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SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1927
, ANN ARDOR, MICHIGAN,
side of this materialistic and mercenary world a Monstrous bugs and garden animals of exotic
of ours. If there were many who philosophized coloring and design peered at one through the
on this subject before yesterday, there are at tall grasses, while more than one fair partner
least 500 persons since then who have rested shuddered at the sight of the huge realistic
7 their minds on this point,,these being the per- spiders hanging perilously near.
sons who attended the "Elves Garden Revel" It was with some trepidlation and uneasiness
of the 1927 Architectect's May Party.- that many of the fairy partners were induced
First impressions mean everything, and one's to sit on the immense, soft garden snakes which
first impressions of the May Party ara quite served as seats, but one simply must rest, in
startling, to say the least. The stolidity of the addition to the fact that floor space was more
giant tree trunk which was used as an en- or less at a premiumi. Mostly ,more.
trance, hid quite securely the secret of the It is impossible to feel formal when 275
4 fairy garden which lay beyond it. One needed couples in every conceiveable type of costume,
I to stoop slightly to gain entrance through the are frolicking about you in a riot of color. In
tree trunk's secret passage, and as one pro- fact, any persu suspected of sincerely trailing
ceeded into the darkness, he wondered what to his dignity along tiiroughout the evening, was
expect when he reached the end. And then the looked upon with suspicion by members of the
end was reached. floor committee. it was decidedly not a party
No mere description could do justice to the at which artificial respiratives were needed
sight which was beheld. Gasps of amnazement to make it a real affair.
and unmistakable squeals of delight were heard In beauty and in pure fun, the May Party
from the feminine element who for the first surpassed by far all other social gatherings,
time in their lives realized that their usual uni- including the established formal and stately
versal comment of "How cute" was entirely J Hop.
incomparable and unfitting to the scene at hand Although the design for the affair was of a
and so .consequently, said nothing. 'fairy garden setting, the fancy dress costumes
-- The maze and riot of color and design which worn by the frohickers were as varied, unusual,
confronted one upon entering the secret gar~- and exotic, as one might find at any Cosmopoli.-
den forced one to stop and wonder wvhether or tan club masquerade. Arabian sheiks, danced
not it was possible that our everyday world with fairy queens. Spaniards, Oriental chieftans,
lay just beyond the other side of the tree trunk Turks and Hindus, mingled with dancing girls,
entrance, and if it did, how could one stay Spanish senoritas, fairies of every conceivable
way from it as long as possible. type, shape, and nature, gnomes, elves, and
One's first reaction was to feel the effect goblins, besides all those Who did not represent
the huge blue sky above the large low-hanging anything in particular and did not pretend
cob web. Streaching out on all sides, it gave to. Even devils, such an assortment asis sel-
one a feing of isolation from the rest of the dom seem, were present. But, as Timothy Hay
world, hile far above, golden stars twiniled would say, "What is more appropriate than(
in a patch of dark blue, an evil spirit in a fairy 'garden?"
Around the walls, in a continuous design, The architects, many of whom wore simply
huge, weird, and fantastic flowers of ever con- fancy smocks, struted about, justifiably proud
ceivable shape seemed to sway with the music. nf their work, while members of the floor com-
A soft gauze curtain, hung in front of the wall mittee anxiously eyed the upper balcony,
design, softened the outlines and made the straining their eyes for any commotionwhich
flowers seem more unwordly than ever. might appear behind the decorations, and
Women found particular interest in the fun- which, incidentally, would simply mean that
ny little mushrooms which were scattered the pigs quartered there for "Roquefort" B.
among the flowers. These small toad stools, Henderson's presentation of "Pigs" had by
swhich were really taller thann average ,man, some means, fair or foul, escaped.
contained windows and doors of fantastic d- Seated on a huge truncated surface which
sign emulatinhg an effect similar to that of the lppear to take root in the floor, Winstead's
old lady who lived in the shoe. Tall pepermint acoloredorchestra of Crease dance fame, played
candy canes, ulon which were hung amps, (Continued on Page Two)