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- Saturday, March 10, 1945 -,


Page Four TH I MICHI CAN DAILY Satur r
Third VBall Replaces J-Hop andenior Prom

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For Curtailed
Pre-War Dances Featured
Big-Name Bands, and
Prafessianal Decaratians
For the third time the J-Hop'>
and the Senior Prom will be turn-
ed into the mid-year frolic of the .:
Victory Ball, and, leaving those
ghastly thoughts af exams and r
final grades, students can turn to
the romance of beautiful girls,1
the splendor of extravagant dec-
oration and the charm of enticing
music to get new vim and pep for
the year.
The last pre-war J-Hop was WASTING OUR TIME - Why fool around here, this guy never
held in 1941 and climaxed a half went to college.
century of the juniors' dances.
Appearing on the band stand were and shining against, the blue at- bunting ranged from blue-black to
Gene Krupa, Raymond Scott and mosphere of northern lands and baby-blue and from a pale yellow
"everybody's favorite," Benny the deeper blue of the sea. to a tawny maize.
Goodman. Valentine color turned The Hop of '23 was held in a Back in '91 the old U skating
the affair into a Sweetheart's Ball. beautiful Japanese garden, peace- rink was decorated with fraternity,
Famous Names Listed ful and tranquil. That happened emblems and flags standing out
Going back through the years, years before Pearl Harbor and from a dark background.
there appeared the orchestras of Iwo. Flowers of joy and merrt- Intermission found the revelers
Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Kay ment were hung on the 800 cou- adjourning to the Gibbson's Ice
Kyser, who joined Jimmy Dorsey ples attending. Cream Parlor for refreshments. A
to make the 1938 Hop a famous Garden Created far step from our modern dances
one, and Earl Hines. Jimmy Another year there was another were the waltz, polkas and gallops
Langford, Jan Garber, Art Kassell, garden with butterflies flitting featured on the programme.
Hal Kempf and Ben Bernie are around. Myriads of light darted The present whirlwind affairs
also remembered for their music. from hanging glass globes and are a far cry from the days of old,
A double feature, gems of the reflected upon the merry-makers but those memories will live and
first water, the hit of this country and Fred Waring's Pennsylvan- all combine to make up the tradi-
s-Paul Whiteman and Russ Mor- ians. tion that bespeaks Michigan.
-a wed te h opprondessear. The big event in "00 had a total Instead of ice cream parlors, we
gan wowed the hoppers one year. of 175 couples attending to be now travel to the more sophisti-
The first time nationally re- entertained by the series of 59 cated hamburger joints, but none-
nowned bands played together at numbers. . The decorations kept theless, we continued with the
the Hop was in 1930 when Ted strangers guessing at the real col- same feeling of fun and friendship
Weems and Fletcher Henderson ors of the University because the -always Michigan by-words.
were signed up. The contracting
decorators from Detroit used all(<=t c G o c>
colors of the spectrum in cloths a
Knights Appeared
and lights to highlight the dance. C m lt ieo
A medieval motif sprang up invCQm p l et Lle o
27 with 50 statuettes of knights
standing up in the dark corners
and hundreds of pikes, shields and 0 O FFIC E SU P IES
ancient weapons crossed on the
gold, red and blue cloth wereU D
draped in folds and curtains. Guy STUDE NT RU P E
Lombardo and his Royal Canadi- T i U PPLIS
ans furnished the music. _
Red purple satin lined the 53
booths at another dance while 3
pale lavender decorated the walls °
and balcony.
Guests in 1924 were showered "Everything for the Office"
with thousands of paper snow-
balls during their big night. To 211 SOUTH 4TH AVE
escape these, it was possible to
crawl into Eskimo igloos- white t- o - c--G c <--><-->c c<" <"""">

Economics 51, 52 Are Bane of
All University Eager Beavers
Economics 51 is just that-the devaluation of the dollar (this in
most economical course in the a time of inflation), and inflation
University. People take it and of the dollar (which is not sup
flunk it and get kicked out and posed to be so good.)
save a lot of money. They have a novel way of test-
It's a funny thing about a course ing your knowledge of ec. in the

like this. It is what is known as ick department. You, are con-,
a weeder-outer. The University stantly being faced with unan-
feels that it should eliminate a nounced spot quizzes which are
certain percentage of students in very effective-in bringing spots
their sophomore year and this is before your eyes. You are told to
the way they take to do it. How- write a bunch of stuff on the cost
ever, most students wonder what of living in the gay nineties-an-
the percentage is. swer yes or no. Generally, the
What a Course! answer is, "too much-living."
Subject matter in this course of Finally
courses is multiferous and very On the final you write and write
varied. Things discussed (and dis- and write and write and write and
gusting) include marginal produc- an essay question final-not to be
tivity (we tried writing in the confused with easy question finals.
margins for a whole semester and The only really easy exam in the
didn't get any place), the law of whole course is the final you are
supply and demand (the ec. de-qreuired to take in ec. 52. It is the
suppy ad deand(theec.de-true and false type final-all you
partment supplies the demand, but do is bring a coin and start flip-
not the marks), gruesome's law, ping.


rightnowBBet3ee us
You probably important-'-
ly consider yo ur clothes,
but if you don't ,..oh RA
mister, start paying a lot
of attention to yourself
right now! Believe us,
your clothes playa major,
part in the impression n
that others get of you
. and Varsity-Town
Clothes make an immedi-
ate good impression.


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