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American Institutes Choose
Best-Dressed Women, Meni
Eisenhower, Acheson, Gloria Swanson
Honored by Recent Annual Poll Results

J-Hop History Reveals Lively Past of Traditional Dance

The 10 best-dressed males and
the 10 best-dressed females of 1950
have been named in recent an-
nual polls.
In the men's division General
DwIght D. Eisenhower leads the
nation's best-dressed men, replac-
ing- President Harry Truman who
topped the list in 1948 and 1949
but was not mentioned this year.
* * *
THE POLL, which selected the
general for the sartorial title, in-
cluded 100,000 members of the
American women's Institute.
Spring Styles
Feature Detail
Reports from New York fashion
shows, previewing spring styles,
have an optimistic viewpoint.
Clothes wil be bright, and styles
will be balanced and pleasing to
the eye. Curves in dress and suit
design present a welcome con-
trast to the present straight and
severe trend.
* * *
TYPICAL of the look for spring
in suits is the arched hipline,
created especially to balance short
and slender skirts. Emphasis of
details makes suit jackets femi-
nine in appearance.
Tunic suits give a smart out-
line, and the telescope silhou-
ette, combining two opposite
extremes, is not too wide or
too narrow.
Just to be different, designers
have added a riew touch to the
conventional suit.
around the neckline and pockets,
plus a black patent belt, give a
sleek look in keeping with the
spring outlook.
Coats will be intended to
match the suit in color, but not
in fabric. Pyramid shaped coats
have a popular future, while
stole and cape stoles will take
the place of a topper for suits.
All-shades of blue, with the pos-
sible exception of powder blue,
will have fashion significance.
Topping the list is, more appeal-
ing than ever, navy blue, with
royal taking a close second.
RATED HIGHLY are shades of
purple - orchid and lilac being
preferred. Pale gold hues and
champagne colors will be fea-
tured, with silvery grey and beige
commanding the neutral shades.
A new shade is fawn or tobacco.
The trumpet, or hip hugging,
skirt is one sign that skirts are
getting shorter. Narrow to be-
low the hips, it flairs out to a
swishing hemline. Hems will of-
ten be unpressed to give a
fuller look.
several trends are apparent in
evening wear. One striking ex-
ample is the tunic which is slim
and backless. Shown in the new
short length, it is a contrast to
conventional ideas. Halter tops
and shimmering, rich materials
present a luxurious look.
Full length gowns are serene
and lavish,. Large sashes, trail-
ing to the floor balance nicely the
many yards of material in the
skirt and bare top.

Eisenhower was cited as having
the "ideal look."
"His clothes are neat, smart
and striking, the ideal sought y
the average American," the in-
stitute poll decided.
The other men listed in the poll
of the best-dressed for the year
were FBI Director J. Edgar
Hoover, "the contemporary look"'
Secretary of State Dean Acheson,
"the impeccable look; Society
Maestro Ruby Newman, "the
suave look"; and Auto Maker
Henry Ford II, "the young look."
Boston Red Sox owner Thomas
Yawkey, "the sports look"; Lob-
ster Firm President Anthony
George, "the poised look"; De-
fense Secretary George C. Mar-
shall, "the conservative look"; Ac-
tor Robert Montgomery, "the
handsome look" and Industrialist
Henry Kaiser, "the executive
In the women's division Ac-
tresses Gloria Swanson and Fay
Emerson and Mrs. Sloan Simp-
son O'Dwyer, wife of the United
States Ambassador to Mexico,
were named among the 10 best-
dressed' women of 1950.
These women were listed for the
first time by the New York Dress
Institute which annually polls
fashion designers and editors on
their choices.
OTHER WOMEN who were se-
lected this year, and have been
on the list previously, were the
Duchess of Windsor; Mrs. Wil-
liam Paley, wife of a radio execu-
tive; Mrs. Byron Foy, wife of an
auto firm executive and Mrs.
William Randolph Hearst, Jr.,
wife of a newspaper executive.
The list continued with
Madame Louis Arpels, wife of
a wealthy French jeweler, Mrs.
Andre Embiricos, wife of a
Greek ship owner and Mrs. Le-
land Hayward, wife of the
Broadway and film producer.
Also selected by the Institute
was a "junior list" of 10 young
women who received a "large
number of votes. Mrs. Philip Isles,
socialite wife of a New York Stock
Broker and Mrs. Arthur Hornblow,
Jr., the former "Bubbles" Schi-
nasi, were among those named.
The "Junior list" continued with
Sally De Marco, dancer; Mrs.
Clyde Newhouse, Mrs. Earl E. T.
Smith, Countess Drespi of Rome,
Italy, the former Consuelo O'Con-
nor; Mrs. William Talbert, wife
of the tennis player and the wives
of three socially prominent polo
players, Mrs. Thomas Hitchcock,
Jr., Mrs. Michael Phipps, and Mrs.
Winston Guest.
Call Sounded
For Donations
The American Red Cross is
sponsoring a Blood-for-Korea
drive to be held from 1 to 6 p.m.
Friday at the Women's Athletic
Age limit for the blood dona-
tions is 21 through 60. However,
with the parents' written consent,
those between the ages of 18 and
21 are eligible. Cards for parents
to sign are available at the Ameri-
can Red Cross Center in the Ar-
Appointments may be made by
calling 2-5546.

Seventy-four years of J-Hop
history give much force to the
old maxim: "truth is stranger than
Dancers at the frenzied hops of
yesteryear have witnessed such
bizarre events as riots, fires and
raving maniacs.
IT ALL BEGAN on Feb. 17,
1877 when 20 couples trouped
down to Hank's Emporium on S.
Main St. to attend the first "Ju-
nior Hop." It had been 4 hard
campus fight, but the juniors had
won the honor of presenting the
dance. The band consisted of two
violins and a piano.
During the next four years
the event was held annually.
Then it was abandoned by the
juniors and taken over by a
group of fraternities which
promptly dubbed it the "Society
In 1883, however, the doors were
again opened to the juniors, and
the traditional J-Hop flew mer-
rily on, this time under the alias
of the "Junior Social."

guests were received while con-
cert music played between 9 and
10 p.m. Then the grand march
led by the committee chairman
and his date woud circle around
the gymnasium until the line was.
three couples deep, when a block
'M' would be formed. The regular
dancing followed.
A unique feature of the 1900
dance, attended by 250 couples,
was the "large number of coeds
present-more than at any pre-
vious hop."
WAA Notices

Coeds were extremely unpopular
dates in those days. If a man had
no hometown girl to ask he usual-
ly stayed home in preference to
being subjected to the torture of
an evening with a coed.
* * *
EARLY HOPS were the signal
for a weekend of gaiety, which in-
cluded such events as a play by
the Comedy Club, fraternity house
parties and concerts.
Those were the days when the
county sheriff operated his own
detective agency. For a $5 fee
he would shadow hop guests and
report their activities to their
Rioting occurred in ,1913 when
the committee decided to discon-
tinue the practice of letting spec-
tators into the gallery for a small
* * *
by 50 "toqued" (tipsy) students
and townspeople. They rammed
the door with a gas pipe, but once
inside they were impeded by a
janitor who was threateningly
wielding a pair of Indian clubs.
A battle with fire extinguish-
ers and stones resulted in $25
damage to the gymnasium and
the dismissal of an intern ac-
cused of hitting the janitor.
That same year saw the first
injury to a guest in the history
of the hop, although it was not

connected with the riot. During
a lively dance number a male
student slipped on the sleek floor
and broke his ankle.
*4 * 0
committee, moved by the protests
of the crowds which had waited
in vain for tickets for several
days, offered to give a miniature
hop in the Union on the same
night. The students refused, how-
ever, demanding "all or nothing."
Dresses hit the apex of dar-
ing at the 1920 J-Hop when The
Daily reported that "practically
every gown had narrow shoulder
straps, tight odices, and fairly
short skirts, narrow at the bot.
"One medical student," said
The Daily, "is reported to have
gone raving mad and tore around
the floor crying: 'Modesty, where
is thy sting?' "
Instead of dimming the luster
of the dance, the years have pol-
ished it to an even brighter finish.
J-Hop tickets will be on
general sale tomorrow and
continuing through Friday.
Tickets are seven dollars and
may be purchased from 8:30
to 4:30 at the Administration

Officials Club

- Members will

Mrs. George S. Clark of Ann Arbor has announced the engage-
ment of her daughter, Roberta, to Roger Easton, son of Cmdr. and
Mrs. Glenn H. Easton of Ann Arbor and Bronxville, N.Y. Miss
Clark is a junior in the School of Architecture and Design and is
a member of Delta Delta Delta. Mr. Easton is a junior in the
School of Business Administration and is affiliated with Phi
Delta Theta.
December Ceremony Unites
U' Medical Student,_Interne

meet for a 'discussion of rules at
5 p.m. tomorrow at the WAB.
* * *
WAA Board-The meeting will
be held at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the
Fencing room at Barbour Gym-

On December 2 Dr. Fern Mac-
Allistel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Elwood K. MacAllistel of Jackson
became the bride of Dr. Albert
Sjoerdsma, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Sam Sjoerdsma of Lansing, Ill.
The bride is a graduate of the
Survey Lists
Poll Winners
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt retained
her title for the second consecu-
tive year as the smartest woman
in America.
The Book of Knowledge 'list,
the annual poll of The Children's
Encyclopedia, ranked Mrs. Roose-
velt first in its survey of the 12
smartest women.
Concert Singer Marian Ander-
son was second in the poll, which
was conducted by the editors of
the Encyclopedia among a nation-
wide parents' panel.
For the second consecutive year
in the top 12 were listed Anne
O'Hare McCormick, of The New
York Times, Mme Vijaya Pandit,
Indian ambassador to the United
States, columnist Dorothy Thomp-
son and auditor Margaret Mead.
Listed for the first time in the
poll were Marguerite Higgins, for-
reign correspondent of The New
York Herald Tribune; Actress
Helen Hayes, Republican Senator
Margaret Chase Smith from
Maine, Sister Kenney, Helen
Keller and physicist Florence Rena
Annual 'Bluebook Ball'
Precedes Examinations
"Bluebook Ball," one of the
more pleasant harbingers of final
examinations, is being planned
for Saturday at the Union.
Appropriate decorations, in-
cluding 'a false ceiling, and pro-
grams in the form of bluebooks,
will carry out the traditional
theme of the exam-time event.
Plans for intermission enter-
tainment, as well as for decora-
tions, are underway.

University Medical School and is
interning at Rochester General
Hospital, Rochester, N. Y. She is
a member of Alpha Epsilon Iota,
medical sorority.
A graduate of the University
of Chicago the bridegroom in-
terned here at University Hospital.
He is affiliated with Nu Sigma Nu,
medical fraternity, and Sigma Xi,
honorary scientific fraternity. At
present he is doing research under
the auspices of the National
Heart Institute.
New Chairman Head
League Organization
For Spring Semester
Nancy Holman has been elected
to head the reorganized Board of
Representatives of the League.
Already holding laurels as the
president of Stockwell Hall and
chairman of the Inter-Residence
Council, Miss Holman has been
elected as chairman of the Board
for the spring semester.
Under the cnstitutional change
which the Board of Representa-
tives has recently adopted the
chairman of the Board is auto-
matically assistant to the presi-
dent of the League, a member of
the Executive Board of the League
and a member of League Council.
The chairman is elected from
the members of the Board, and
beginning in the fall, she will be
elected for a term of one year.
The Board of Representatives is
composed of the League Council
and the presidents and repre-
sentatives of all organized wom-
en's residences on campus.
This organization initiates new
rules, regulations and policies per-
taining to women students. It
elects the members of the execu-
tive board of the League and
members of the interviewing and
nominating committees.

FOR NEARLY a decade after The WAA basketball tourna-
this, the dance was given by the ment will go into the last week
juniors in some years and by the of play until after final exam-
fraternities in others. J-Hop had inations.
acquired two bands and a new The schedule for the week is
home by 1891. A crowd of 300 Monday at 5:10 p.m.-Cheaver I
waltzed at "an old rink down- vs. Alpha Phi III; Alpha Delta Pi
town." I vs. Jordan V; at 7:15 p.m.-Cooki
Gn s DII vs. Angell I; Stockwell I vs.
Granger's Dancing Academy Ann Arbor Girls I; at 8 p.m.-
was the scene of the event from Jordan I vs. Mosher I; Couzens I
1892 to 1894. Admittance price vs. Cook I.
was $1 per couple. Tuesday at 5:10 p.m. - Delta
Under the name of the "Annual Gamma I vs. Alpha Chi Omega I;
Ball" the dance was held for the Sigma Delta Tau I vs. Kappa
first time in Waterman Gymna- Delta I; at 7:15 p.m. - League
sium by nine literary fraternities. House Girls I vs. Delta Zeta I;
* * * Newberry I vs. Stockwell II; at 8
TROUBLE CAME the following p.m.-Alpha Omicron Pi II vs.
year, however, when the remain- Kleinstueck I; Alpha Delta Pi II
ing four of the 13 campus frater- vs. Alpha Phi II.
nities demanded the right to par- Wednesday at 5:10 p.m.-Chee-
ticipate in presenting the dance. ver II vs. Kappa Kappa Gamma I.
The nine older fraternities re- Thursday at 5:10 p.m. - Zeta
fused, and the feud resulted in Tau Alpha I vs. Hollis I; Delta
two J-Hops that year. Gamma II vs. Alpha Epsilon Phi
The "Twentieth Annual Ball I; at 7:15 p.m.-Chi Omega III
of the Palladium Fraternities," vs. Stockwell VII; Alpha Gamma
as it was called, 'took place in Delta II vs. Alpha Phi I; at 8 p.m.
Toledo, while the "First Annual -Chi Omega I vs. Alpha Gamma
Promenade" was sponsored by Delta I; Hinsdale I vs. Delta Delta
the four younger "outcast" fra- Delta I.
ternities who rented Waterman All cancellations must be made
Gym after 30 independents had by 1:30 p.m. Monday by calling
agreed to attend. U. Ext. 2745 and stating the rea-
Both dances were successes, but son for postponement of the game.
the Regents stepped in and ruled Tournament officials also request
that in the future each fraternity that the team manager notify the
and the independents would be team which they are scheduled to
given equal representation on the play, in case of cancellation or
planning committee. forfeit.
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