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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Page Two

Moriday, February 13, 1950 Monday, February 13, 1950

J-Hoppers Dance

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(Continued from Page 25)

Relax to Music

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"Deep In B lues"
By DON McNEIL
Monday morning came wearily into existence today, held back
from full reality by a string of remembrances which kept more than
2,500 couples still caught up in th magic of the J-Hop weekend.
The "greatest dance of the year" was gone but memories of it;
memories of a night spent deep in the blue; memories of a girl in
satins and a guy in tails; weren't so easily put aside.
* * *

Kenneth Veenstra; -Phyllis-Ann
Stemkel and Albert Shire; Eva
Stern and Paul Siegal; Margaret
L. Stevens and David Perkins;
Ann Stewart and George Hilliard;
Beverly Stewart and Ken Bay;
Lyla Stiles and James Wells.
Priscilla Stiller and S. J. Par-
rot; Patricia Stites and Carl Sea-
sword, Jr.; Harriet Stobeer and
Jerry Melhman; Nancy Stout and
Don Carter; Mrs. E. Strachan;
Joanna Stratton and Henry Jar-
ecki; Sally Strauss and Dale Coh-
nen; June Stronberg and Louis
Culman; Shirley Strong and Ro-
bert Bunting; Marie and Mack
Sullivin.
* * *

Lee Thompson and Robert Uchi-
telle.
MR. AND MRS.*T.IGRSY;
Mary Tibbet and Jack Toot;
Elaine Toles and Allan Brown;
Clare Tong and Guey Mark; Jane
Topper and Hal Rumble; Joan
Trefry and George Cherpelis;
Mary Trn and Jerry Jurasek;
Mary Margaret Truman and
James Streicher; Marilyn Taum-
pour and Richard Maier; Barbara

liam Wells; Virginia Weber and
Nik Weber; Marilyn Weihe and
KendallBrown; Marian Wein-
mann and Nick Falcone;. Merry
Weiss and Morton Kantor; Nancy
Weiss and Clifford Voice; Turry
Welden and Thomas Cherst.
P a t Weldon a n d Kenneth'
Holm; Jean Welke and Frank
Cooper; Shirley Welles and Larry
Pound; Lenore Wendell and Don
Johnson; Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Wendt; Jean Wernig and William

bara Wildman and W. H. Merner
Betty Wiles and Robert Ohlheiser
Joan Willens and Arnold Levy;
Joy Williams and Stewart Weston
Anne Willits and Bill Gillett
Carolyn Wilson and Norma
Baguley; Eleanor Wilson and Al
fred Bowles; Emily Wilson an
Bruce McIntyre; Leona Winne
and Albert Posen; Ernistine Wins
ton and Edward Strauss; Maria:
Winterbottom and Don Distany.

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Turck and Don Hoexter. Hartmann; Lynn Wetmore and Lois Wolfe Winters and Joh
Jamie Uhlman and Bill Des- Robert Olmstead. Winters; Mr. and Mrs. Davi
Jardins; Nancy Upjohn and Wal- Audrianne Wharam and Ray- Wise; Inga Wolfe and Bernar
ter Stein. ; mond Knowles; Patti Whitaker Aidenoff; Nira Wood and A.
Dorothy Vader and Bruce Van- and Michael Sleeka; Mr. and Mrs. Giddings; Patricia Wood a n
der Klipp; Marcel and Clifton Van John L. Whitehead; Gracia Whit- Bruce Mase; Tee Woods and Pac
Buren; Mr. and Mrs. William Van- worth and Jack Allwood; Carolyn Kelly; Mary Ester Wuensch an
derwerp; Marianne Van Duzer Wiggers and Alan Lomlex; Caro- Dick Arthur; Barbara Wundrar
and Pres Holmes; Ellen Van Wag- lyn Wilup and Robert Serguson. and Ned MacWilliams; Tillis W3
oner and Jim Dickerson; Alice lie and Richard Gilmartin.
Varbedian and John Tipton; Jane
Vieg and Wayne White; Shirley MARY JO and Jack Wilcox; * * *
Vista and Niles Holland. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilcox; Mr. HELEN ANN YAEGER an
* * * and Mrs. William A. Wilcox; Bar- Merle Storr, Jr.; Adelaide Yaeh
as ArIJSAAa XULLiIVXT -Aci ..ar

IT HAD BEGUN, (was it only
three days ago?) with the first
warm greeting on Friday for the
one who was to be the week-end
companion.
To Ann Arbor there were
strange faces - imports from
home, steadies, fiances, and just
old friends; who came from
Colorado and New York to share
the pleasure of the dance.
There was a friendly twosome
dinner in some small restaurant
with small talk and making of
week-end plans to start it off, or
a larger gathering at a planned
rendevous with campus friends.
THEN CAME the dance prep-
arations. Bright reds and pinks,
softer blues and blacks, blended
into one; tails and tux, a last
look in the mirror to adjust a
strapless or straighten a bow-tie
and you were off to the J-Hop.
Entering the -M Building was
like moving from the earthly of
Ann Arbor to the depths of an
ocean world. Waves of soft mu-
sic from the orchestras of the
"Duke" and "Lov'ble Louis,"
added to the bath of soft lights
carried you Deep In the Blues.
Odd denizens of this new world
swam on seas of plush blue, green
and red drapery or swam in the
firmament overhead. In space
hung the giant squid, swaying like
all the inhabitants to the irresist-
able musical themes.
HERE YOU DANCED. You met
old friends. "How did you make
out in Geol . .." or "I'd like You
to met . .." the latter with pride,
the first with the indiffeffrence
due something buried in the past
and not worthy of attntion.
Or perhaps you were cozy in
one of the booths marked by
white greek symbols and laughed
at a private joke ... held hands
and felt glad to be together ...
and all the time the caress of
the Duke's piano or Louis' trum-
pet was adding to the mood.
At two a.m. you were back in
the world of reality, but it was a
warm world, madenwarmer by a
breakfast of eggs and hot coffee.
It was followed by a stroll because
the girls had 4 a.m. permission
and you weren't going to lose a
minute of the time.
SATURDAY you were up bright
and early, by two in the afternoon,
for a campus walk and a repeat on
the dinners.
While the second group of J-
Hop couples went to the I-M
you attended a house party, got
together with friends or had a
private celebration.
Twosomes by the fireplace, a
dance to recorded music, a bite
to eat, made the hours pass too
quickly and the dreaded end was
in sight. Most people were tired
but still going on, ensnared in the
sheer charm of the week-end.
Again 4 a.m. came early, al-
though you were tired, and then
it was Sunday morning.
SOME STRAGGLERS made it
to church. Others slept into the
afternoon and began again with a
Sunday dinner. This was the time
for long talks, quiet strolls, per-
haps a movie and then the fare-
wells as the 1951 J-Hop began to

Line-Up Of
J-opDates
Starts Here
(Names are alphabetized by girls' names)
Lois Aamodt and Anthony K.
Otto; Margo Abels and Harvey
Schatz; Sue Abood and Joe Cas-
sis; Alberta Adams and Ralph G.
Richard: Beth Marie Adams and
Raymond J. Symons; Betty Ad-
ams and Jack Williams; Patricia
Adams and Jack Williams; Pa-
tricia Adams and Peter C. Den-
drinos; Elaine Ahlund and Jim
Graney.
Rhoda Aisen and Bruce Thal;
Dorothy Aitken and R. B. Roof,
Jr.; Linda Akutagawa and Heeny
Yuen; Virginia Albright and
Richard E. Genthe; Carolyn Ann
Alexander and John Hannan;
Joyce Alexander and Edward
Sonk; Marian Allen and Dale
Zimmerman; Melva Allen and
James B. Ha se.
Joanne Allmand and Albert
Stohrer; Rita Alper and Alvin S.
Weinstein; Ann Ames and Robert
Tuuri; Jeannie Ammon and Jim
Bishop; Barbara Andersen and
Charles Norwood; Bonnie J. An-
derson and Arian L. Edgar; Bon-
nie Anderson and Bill Rodger;
Florence Anderson and Bob Stu-
art.
JANE ANDERSON and Richard
Dreese; Ruth Anderson and Pat
Cusick; Ruth Anderson and Tom
Ramage; Edith Andrew and John
Whitcombe; Katy Anthony and
Matt Marg5lis; Rosalyn Apter and
Allen Silver; Margaret Arase and
Marvin Epstein; Saly Arenson
and Donald D. Goldfarb; Char-
lotte Arkin and Ronald Green-
berg.
Thaniel Armistead and-James
H. McIlhenny; Barbara Arter and
Thomas S. Heines, Jr.; Barbara
Aslett and Bruce Forman; Carol
Atherton and Ned Miles; Janice
Atwood and William C. O'Hern.
Eleanor Bachman and Irving
Laker; Sonya Bader and Dave
Williams; Betty Badgers and Wil-
liam Fonch; Nancy Baehre and
Richard Leppink; Beverly Bailey
and Ray Tittle, Jr.; Patricia Baird
and Ted John; Margaret Baldwin
and Vernon C. Bryant, Jr.; Pris-
cilla Ball and Robert Brungrober.
* * *
JEAN BALLANTINE and Gor-
don Ironside; Lucille Baker and
Arthur G. Waltz; Mary Ellen Ba-
ker and Alfred Haffner, Jr.; Ruth
Baker and Harvey C. McIntyre;
Nancy Balkema and Jim Eldfidge;
Barbara Banghart and John Nor-
man; Janet Banninga and Rich-
ard C. Webber; Lynn Banwell and
Hugh Alberton, Jr.
Donna Barak and Bob Grier-
son; Carol Barkerand Edward W.
Snyder, Jr.; Shirley Barnett and
Ed Lebowitz; Phyllis Barone and
Robert Powell; Mr. and Mrs. O. o.
Barr, Jr.; Anne Barrett and Ralph
Hillman; Joan Barriball and A. J.
Terry Brown, Jr.; Nancy Bassett
and Richard Rehfus.
Elaine Bauer and Richard
Goldsmith; Patty Bay and Philip
Timyan; Bonnie Beam and Har-
old Hinckley; Betty Beard and
Russell Wepfer; Lois Beattie and
Robert Darroch; Mary Beauvois
and Gordon C. Bates; Vivian Beck
and Frank Stark; Mr. and Mrs.
Helen Beers; - Elfried Beinhorn
and Carl Hasselwander.

--Daiy-Herb Harrington
BALCONY SCENE--Private little gatherings were held on the balcony at the dance for a few min-
utes of talk, the sharing of a joke and just to rest the feet during a 9:30 to 2 a.m. Dance Session
Deep in the Blues.

ARLENE SUOZZO and Bud
Van De Wege; Sondra Sussman
and Don Greenfield; Marilyn Sut-
ten and Philip Klein; Naney Sut-
ton and Richard Hall; Bette
Swanson and James White; Vir-
ginia Swanson and Bob Hackstra;
Helen Boyce Sweeney and Joseph
Sweeney, Jr.; geirgian Switous
and Neal Aldrich.;
Nedra Tabashnik and Don Ka-
petansky; Hazel Tarbell and Fred
Crofoot; June Tauffler and Floyd
Lassor; Georgiana Taylor and
Bud Richner; Janet Mae Taylor
and Robert Jones; Jean Taylor

BARBARA VOLLEN and Mar-
shall Sahlins; June Vollrath and
Charles Carroll.
Lilias Wagner and Robert Jones;
Mary Elizabeth Wagner and
Richard Stroebe; Dorothy Waldo
and Paul Gikas; Joan Wales and
Oscar Kock, Jr.; Carol Walker
and Jack Heaphy; Dolores Wal-
ker and Louis Daniel; Joy Walker
and David Johnstone; Pat Wal-.
ker and Larry Esckilsen; Amy
Wallace and John Gardner.

jMICHIGANI

COMING -

and Charles Day, Jr.; Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Waller;
Mrs. Louis Taylor; Mary Elizabeth tat. Wallis and Daryl Donaldson;
Taylor and Neal Collins; Barbara Jeanne Walter and Keith Near:
Teake and Jack Seeber. Pat Walker and Robert Shank-
Lynn Tell and Robert Ander- land; Frances Ward and Warren
Tisch: at Ward and Carl Bieser;
son; Pat Texter and il Hummel; Tinher Wardley and Bob Mitch-
Elaine Thayer and Robert Wilson; ell; Dorothy Warmeling and Dick
Gloria Thomas and Roger Hila- Smalter; Claudine Waterman and'
bides; Jill Thompson and Jerry Robert Tessmer.
MacCallum; Joan Thompson and* *
Don Ketteman; Mary Lou Thomp- MARNIE WATSON and Rich-.
son and George McCarthy; Nancy ard Smith; Helen Wayf and Wil-

W.Somerset Maugham's 4 Greatest Stories
2 HOURS
of SCREEN
PLEASURE!
Starting Sunday
"Battleground

-Daily-Herb Harrington
AUTOGRAPH SEEKERS-The signature of Louis Prima on a J-Hop program is a memorable sou-
venir, so Nancy Marshall, '52, and date Bob Moffatt, '52, cornered the little man with the big
trumpet at the band stand.
TURBULENT HISTORY:
J-Hop Remains, Despite Troubled Past

By JIM BROWN
Traditionally ,hailed as the
"greatest forial on earth," the
1950 edition of the J-Hop adds
another chapter to the dance's
long and stormy career.
From the very first faculty de-
bates in the 1880's as to which
class was to have the privilege
of holding a "distinctive college
affair," the dance provoked fiery
debates.
No decision having been reach-
ed, the classes proceeded to com-
pete with one another until 1877
when the juniors won the honor
'with their "Junior Hop."
* * *
FEATURING the ageless music
of Frank Tinker, two violins and
a piano, the dance was hailed as
an outstanding success by the 20
couples who were lured into the
luxurious confines of Hank's Em-
porium on Main Street.
By 1891 the dance had ac-
quired two orchestras and had
graduated to the ice rink where
some 300 persons described the
dance floor "as smooth as glass"
-- until the ice melted.
The decorations were uniquely
tied in with the theme of the
dance, highlighted by potted water
lilies against a background of sea-
weed - and dancers had the use
of "Gibson's Art Parlors" as re-
ception rooms.
*i * *

share management of the dance
with the independents and the
remaining fraternities.
The nine were aghast and
hauled Frank Tinker off to To-
ledo to hold their own party,
while the others belligerently
went ahead with the official ver-
sion in Waterman Gym.
Finally .the junior class took the
annual affair over for good, except
in 1899 when The Daily charged
that the J-Hop Committee, under
the leadership of a sophomore,
had failed miserably to maintain
the high standards set by its pre-
decessors.
* * *
"DUE TO THE inability of the
decorator to fulfill his contract,
strangers were kept busy wonder-
ing which of the color combina-
tions represented the colors of
Michigan . . . Refreshments were
a wafer and a glass of water ...
The lighting was poor . . . Pro-
grams looked like a cross between
cardboard and leather."
The dawn of the Twentieth
Century saw the beginnings of
the "extravaganza" lighting ef-
fects which have gradually be-
come a traditional J-Hop fea-
ture. It was even the custom
to turn off most of the lights
and follow the couples around
darkened corners with a calcium
spotlight - until one of the
spotlights exploded in the mid-
dle of a. dreamy Frank Tinker
Board of Regents ruled that the

number around 1910 and set
fire to they-decorations.
The two men who extinguished
the blazing bunting were "ap-
plauded to the echo."
, * * *
IN 1913 THE Committee voted
to keep spectators out of the gal-
leries. There was trouble. The
Daily reported that "About 50
toqued (tipsy) gentlemen" at-
tempted to beat their way in.
"The trouble started when
J-Hop authorities refused to
throw open the doors leading to
the gallery . . . The window
panes were the first to go; then
the locks and hinges were forced
by a battering ram.
"Further entrance was blocked
by a janitor who threateningly
wielded a pair of Indian clubs ...
No one dared advance. Fire ex-
tinguishers and a few improvised
billies were more than a match for
the bravery of the storming
party."
* * *
DURING THE '20's the decora-
tions were planned around a
"theme." In 1923 "flowers of joy
and merriment" were- hung on the
800 couples dancing in a tran-
quil Japanese garden to the mu-
sic of Franchu Tinker.
The next year guests were bom-
barded with thousands of paper
snowballs as part of an Eskimo
motif. Frigid dancers were pro-
vided with shining white igloos to
crawl into for moments of relaxa-

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J-Hop was over. Ahead lay
,the Arb, and more dances
one to compare with the

THE J-HOP continued to ex-
md until internal strife riddled

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