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Hospitalized Hop Official
Reports Dance Disasters
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Wooden- 9-F
shoes is recuperating from his two- --or youse kids floatin' around
night job as official J-Hop Trouble- on a cloud J-Hop probably was di-
shooter for the University. His copy- vine, but here's some of da things
writed report appears below.) that made it hell for me:
By WILLIS WOODENSHOES 1. STRAPLESS FORMALS -
BED 4, University Hospital, Feb. Musta been 100 break down each
J night and always I was da one
who had to find glue or tape or
Tux Taxicab chewin' gum for da lady chap-
erones to fix 'em. I even give me
W oes H arass own suspenders to da cause.
2. LIGHT BULBS - I bet I put
in over a dozen in each booth. Da
Past oppers lights was gin' out so fast I had
a hard time even findin' da
Time was, early in the history booths.
of the J-Hop, when dress suits 3. FAVORS - Not only did I
were so scarce in the city of Ann have to pick up all da playin'
Arbor that harassed young men cards every time a girl dropped
whirled their dates around the 'em, I also had to fight off da
dance floor for an hour and then boys who wanted to start poker
hastily excused themselves and games wit 'em.
bolted back to their rooms and 4. ENTANGLEMENTS - One
gave over the monkey suits to of da musicians got his head
their friends, caught in a slidin' trombone and
It was generally difficult to x- it took me half an hour to saw
plain why good friends never got him loose.
to the Hop at the same time, espe-
cially if the original plan had been 5. GATE CRASHER - One of
to engineer a double date. Most of da ladies says: "Mr. Woodenshoes,
their time was consumed trying I hear there is a Russian Army
to figure- out excuses as to why officer underfoot, ask him to
they couldn't possibly manage leave." I found him an hour later
that double date after all. only he weren't Russian, just Dal-
The by-gone days when only a matian-it was "Major," that
few hacks and a carry-all were damn Delt dog.
available as transportation also 6. GUNMAN - Later on da
presented considerable difficulties. same lady says: "Willis, that boy
Some J-Hoppers left two hours over there has a bulge in his hip
before others, and keeping a cabby pocket, do you think he'll try to
waiting in those days was noth- hold us up?"
ing less than a crime. A passing
thought as to how hoop skirts "I don't know, lady," I sez, "but
managed to fit into carry-alls if he does, I sure hope he shoots
might grow into several intrguing a couple of shots my way"
legends, too, and provide further ---
food for thought during the lull
between February, 1948, and Feb- F a teLan e t
(3D7OR'S NITE: This sad plaint
to "roomy at the flop" may have
beenwritteni m 113 (it was), but we
8 feel its message is timeless. Hence
it is reprinted here.)
I've helped you on with my
dress suit. I've buttoned you up
with care. And now you're pranc-
ing with your beaut who's admir-
ing your glossy hair. Ask her, old
top, how my pumps look? Also my
collar and tie. What I didn't lend,
why you took. Are you at the Hop
or am I? I gave you a nip to steady
you. (you quivered so at the knee)
and when I had you ready, you
-borrowed the taxi fee. I'm only
a sophomore, Roomy, but I'm tired
+A P of picture shows. That's why I'm
downcast and gloomy while you're
CARMEN treading on feminine toes. On the
campus I'm the best dancer.
SHOE SALON That's why my poor heart breaks.
350 STATE STREET Have all the fun you can, sir, but
-I hope your garter breaks.
monaoy, i-eoruary v 1 %?,46
PLANNED THE WORKS-Members of the J-Hop Committee taking time out to pose together, are,
from left to right, Joe Wimsatt, Dan Treacy, Nancy Culligan, Ann Gestie, Bobby Jo Ream, Bruce
Lockwood, Jo Kitchen and Nancy Hess. Missing is Bob Harrison.
Committee Efforts Produce J-Hop Success
Credit for J-Hop success last ciety, Miss Ream brought to her committee on Music and General
weekend goes to the nine-man J-
Hop committee, elected last No- chairmanship experience on last plans.
vember. year's Soph Prom and as decora- Other committee members were
Bobby Jo Ream as committee tions chairman for the League Nancy Hess, in charge of decora-
chairman carried through overall formal. tions; Jo Kitchen, patrons and
plans for the dance, coordinating Ann Gestie's "prized by Holly- programs; Joe Wimsatt, finances;
sub - committee preparations for wood" talents were lent to the Nancy Culligan, publicity; Dan
the big event. A member of Wy- musical end of the preparations Treacy, buildings and grounds,
vern, junior women's honorary so- with Miss Gestie heading a sub- and Bob Harrison, booths.
Never Will So Little
mean so much
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