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Monday, February 13, 1950
Monday, February 13, 1950
' THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Ellington, Prima Thrill J-Hop Crowds
Daily Team Exposes Plot Behind J-Hop D
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Many people think that Ulrich's Book
By WENDY OWEN
Duke Ellington and Louis-Prima
left all 5,000 J-Hoppers thrilled
with their red-hot combination of
danceable rhythms and sparking
The bands shared the spotlight
both nights, and the honors for,
the dance's great success must go!
equally to each.
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THIS IS A repeat performance
for both organizations. In 19451
they made their first joint ap-
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Store carries only
books . . . Ulrich's carry a very huge
stock of used and new books for every
course on the Michigan campus.
rhythms. This lead to some con-
jestion at the band stand, but
Prima was worth it to most of the
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PRIMA WAS DESTINED from
his birth to attain musical' fame.
He started life on a street which
crossed Basin Street in New Or-
leans. Through his friendship with
Guy Lombardo and his undisputed
personal talent, he soon develop-
ed into a personality in the music
world.! His great triumph was op-
ening t h e "Famous Door,"
through which passed such re-
nowned stars as Martha Raye.
He reached recording fame with
his smash hits "Angelina", "Robin
Hood" and "Please No Squeeze
In addition to his 3-Hop tri-
umphs he scored high in Ann
Arbor at last year's A-Hop.
Trumpeter, song - writer and
gravel-voiced singer, "Lov'ble
Louis" was a sensation then and
Featuring Lilyann Carol, Jack
Powers, Frank Fredrico and Mike
Cotton, the orchestra contributed
its all to making the 1950 J-Hop
the best dance of the year.
"THE DUKE" and his orchestra
were the other half of the star
attraction. Ellington. too. was
born to fame, having first seen,
light in the nation's capital.
Quickly deciding his career
lay in music, "The Duke" turn-
td the piano, and founded a
small band. His road to the
heights is dotted with such hit
numbers as "Caravan," "Mood
Indigo" and a host of other fa-
Swinging in to the tune of
"Take the 'A' Train," "The Duke,"
his piano and his orchestra early
reached the top of their profes-
sion. J-Hoppers would give them
top billing anywhere.
*T B* e*p
THE TWO BANDS were a per-
With a host of
feet combination to carry out the
J-Hop's underwater theme of
"Deep in the Blues." Both are
dedicated to making low-down
blues danceable and popular.
CORRALLED-Two weakly smiling students we're forced by a persistent coed to register themselves
as eligible dates at the League Scarcity Committee ticket booth. Appearing to act joyous about it
all, both had actually undergone considerable torture in the Desperation Measures Room, an ad-
junct of the League Powder Room, before signing up to take out a coed. The young men will be
subject to the careful scrutiny of the thousands of coeds who will select their d4 tes from the Scarcity
By TOMMY DI
J-Hop committee members were
that the "greatest dance of the year"
trated females" who didn't get bids
An enterprising Daily photograph
to get the facts behind the charges
of Student Affairs all last week.
WHAT THEY DISCOVERED is s
ful perusal of all. Thy found that t.e
is actually a ruse to blind men into thi
The ruse is carefully perpetra
Committee which provides listings
The lists are exposed to the eage
From the lists the best dateabh
available to interested coeds by mea
League activity points are offered fc
Losers in the competition are fc
one group of coeds even imported se'
Energy research project in the Russ
galore and sweep-
ing power in 'Joan
of Arc'. Ingrid
Bergman makes a
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pearance in Ann Arbor for the1
same occasion. Despite no abso-
lute proof, it is rumored their per-<
formance was so sensational that
this year's J-Hop comrnittee re-j
alized the only way to better theE
past record was to bring back the
Prima certainly lived up to his
reputation to keep everyone
happy. "Playing pretty for the
people," he kept his half of the
program jumping with his two-
for-one combination of smooth
dance music and catchy spe-
Everyone was glad when he an-
nounced his entertainment fea-
tures as non-danceable and invit-
ed the crowd to watch and listen
instead of attempting the tricky
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ever solos, both bands won the
hearts of the J-lop crowds.
A general survey. taken by an
enterprising Daily reporte' after
the dance, proved that everyone
thought that the 1951 J-Hop was
the greate t yet.
J-Hop eleeLi n res ll stand
as they are. c m ding to SL's
Campus Movement Cnmittee
S"They are just complicated
enough that they got us the right
kind of people for this years
J-Hop. Nobody else could fiure
it out and get themselves elected."
"Not that last year's group
wasn't good," they added. ooticing
several menacing Seniors. A two
hour explanation of ho. to get
elected then followed.
READYING ATTACK-Pictures o
3-Hop were posted in the League
to select dates from. Blank space
served for League officers themsel
ON ALL DISCONTINUE[
starring IlNG RI D
A VICTOR FLEMING PRODUCTION
COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR
CAST OF THOUSANDS
with JOSE FERRER
FRANCIS L. SULLIVAN . J. CARROL NAISH . WARD BOND * SHEPPERD STRUDWICK
HURD HATFIELD." GENE LOCKHART.a JOHN EMERY * GEORGE COULOURIS
JOHN IRELAND and CECIL KELLAWAY
based upon the stage play 'Joan of Lorraine' by MAXWELL ANDERSON
screen play by MAXWELL ANDERSON and ANDREW SOLT
ort direction by RICHARD DAY . director of photography JOSEPH VALENTINE A.S.C.
Produced by Directed by
WALTER WANGER - VICTOR FLEMING
presented by SIERRA PICTURES, Inc,. released by RKO RADIO PICTURES
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Not all sizes in all styles.
Values to $ 7
LOOKING THEM OVER-The League Scarcity Committee checks over photographs of Michigan's
males, four out of five of whom are handsome, trying to figure out how to convince the men that
there are more of them than women on campus. The Committee has resorted to such unscrupu-
lous measures as announcing a three to one man-woman ratio.
PLAY-OFFS-Competitive sports were used to decide which coeds
were most capable of getting and holding on to, a J-Hop date.
Assistant Dean of Women Mary C. Bromage described the events
as "too rough" but added, "I guess they're necessary."
DEFINITELY NOT - Defensor
Pacis, language student, was one
of few males strong enough to
completely reject coed off ers.
CASUALTY-As the big weekend
rough. Approached simultaneousli
as he entered the building merely
tunate student was rushed to He:
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THE STUDENT LEGISLATURE
T., FEB. 18 8:00 P.M. - SUN., FEB. 19 8:00 P.M.
7 and 71/
Values to $17.95
At Our Campus Store Only
NO RESERVED SEATS
619 E. Liberty.
Tickets on Sale at I iill Auditorium Box Office
or from any Student Legislature Member
$4.70 -- $6.70 - $8.70
HOPEFUL-Trying to act indifferent, a typical coed approached
four Michigan men at a local Beer emporium and tried to solicit
a date. Astonishment is registered in the eyes of at least one of-
the men. Recovering their composure after her offer, the men
silently quaffed their brew and returned to their discussion of
women without answering. Man righ't, continued reading his
FOREIGN IMPORTS-Sensation of dance were the coeds who sho
imported from Caspian Sea Area, site of Atomic energy research. Girl
for dance. Note campus cop, rear right, being driven away by indign