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Mndanv Februrv 9. 1948

TH E M IC H IG AN D AI1LY

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Tw Ge-erations See olorfu IJ-Hops

Revelries, Reveries, Reveille
Highlight ek End of Year'
By H. C. L. JACKSON, JR. glee fading later into lazy silence
THE weekend of the year-un- Second Spin
forgettable in its music, mirth and Saturday saw a city of p.r
merriment-melted into memories risers and slow starters but afte
with yesterday's twilight leaving noon gatherings followed by mo
6,004 J-Hoppers weary but wistful, banquets soon had the second sp
reluctant to let it slip away. well underway. At 10 p.m. bla
Beginning with a barrage of coats, flashing smiles, bare shou
dinner parties Friday evening, the ders, shining formals-all churn
initial cyclone of activity stopped in a sea of anticipation as tI
spinning only after the last donut second contingent of 1,500 coupl
had been dunked and devoured flooded the IM Building's Wint
'and the 4 a.m. curfew had passed. Wonderland.
The Campus Cop sat grumpily on The J-Hop itself was stag
the sidelines as "car free" students beneath the sulky blue of an A
roamed the city, their shouts of pine night. Glistening white sn
rlidl d nn the walls. drifted ov,

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Pyff Dance'
Will Be Given
Fran Wine-Gar To
Play for Event Friday
Coeds will have a chance to
repay their J-Hop dates at Mor-
tarboard's annual "Payoff Dance"
to be held from 9 p.m. to midnight
Friday in the League Ballroom.
Fran Wine-Gar and his "Pipes
of Fran" will play for the tradi-
tional, informal affair. Nola will
be the featured vocalist. The dec-
orations will center around a Val-
entine's Day theme.
Proceeds from the sale of tickets
to the dance will be used for
the two Mortarboard scholarships
awarded at Installation Night in
the spring.
Jo Osgood is chairman of the
"Payoff Dance" committee. Other]
committee members are Penny
Klausner, assistant chairman; Ro-
zLm Radliff, patrons; Nancy Holt,
decorations; Jerry Gaffney, pro-
grams; Eunice Mintz, publicity;
and Ruth Klausner, refreshments.

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the booths and blushed repeatedly
under darting crimson spotlights.
Live pine trees tipped with yellow
moons surrounded the dancers
while continuous melodies by Dor-
sey and Dunham floated through
and over them.
Early Morning
Reveries before friendly fires,
quiet breakfasts and wanderings
in the early morning air bridged
the gap from dance to dawn. At
4 a.m., sagging housemothers in a
final surge of strength swept their
porches free of lingering lads, and
exhaustion overtook the city.
The weekend stretched into
Sunday dinners for some, after-
noon movies for more, but by
sundown even the hardiest of the
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Classy Ads

0t':oaR's NOTE: writing in the
J-saop xtra Daily of Apr0l 5, 1919, han the contrast between the
0. C. 5C. Jackson, now a well-knoW. spirit rife in the great Waterman
Detroit columnist, gives a picture of gymnasium at one-thirty yester-
the ance some of our parents e -day morning, and the atmosphers
aoyW- of the same building at one-thirty
y 5fH. C. L. JACKSON yesterday afternoon.
TheJ-Hophasroketed it
op has roc into Every arrangement for the great
e social heavk blurst into event was completed early, yester-
ou, and sparks black, white, day, and the tremendous hall
Sand all the colors of the rainbw stood silent. A single footstep
shot glowing through the balmy within the building sent its echoes
ght and-come to an end. .up to the high ceiling to ring
ive crowded hours of happi- back again through the canopy of
ness: a jumble of music, lights, bunting, to reverberate once again
colors, smiles andzthen, a s eet- from the walls ...
lswinging waltz slowly dying
away into a silence tinged with Season Struggle
sorrow. It seems as if the struggle be-
Chicago Dancer tween winter and spring going on
Weeks of planning and cots- outside the gymnasium were re -
sistent work by the committee peated inside. And just as the
ade possible last ntht's success, chill prosaic fingers of winter re-
The playing qf the orchest:as. leased their clutch' and gave a
S ME AND GO rig t's a's Bonson, was i warm evening for the Hop, so
rty years hage s r1v ir'ing' Mi a ats# Shflley, s lo the tawdry touch of daylight
nMny changes sn J-loppers i datnc: from Chieao, added a yielded within the gym to the
tire pfeniiona. touch to the event glowing -mystery of night-and
Color was the salient charac- the lilting fantasy of the dance,
revellers had thrown in the teristic of the event. The hop Night arrived, the dancers en-
sponge. The silence that ensued was a living kaleidoscope of shift- tered the hall, and the musical
was broken only by squeaking ing shades; a rotating, swirling magic of the evening awakened,
hinges as cautious townsfolk crept mass of laughing women and and banished for the nonce the
up out of stormeellers-hopeful smiling men; a blend of futurist cares of a work-a-day world.
that the wild winds of J-Hop had decorations and post-futurist The J-Hop of 1919 has flashed
given them back Ann Arbor for dresses . . . into history. The best of it re-
another year. Nothing could be more striking mains-MEMORY.

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