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February 12, 1951

Page Two

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Mn~~n f

a wMon ay,

Glamour of South Charms Dancers

By DAVE THOMAS
Like last night's mint julep, the 1951 J-Hop has faded
to a rather muddled memory of a gay but frosty weekend
blended of equal parts of pleasure and fatigue.
Many of the charming belles who were 'carried' by
their young gentlemen to the southern plantation ball at
the Intramural Building have returned yonder to their
mansions scattered from New York to New Mexico.
OTHERS, SHORN of their party gowns and flirtatious
fans, battled the crowds in State^ -I
Street book s t or es as they I s
prepared for another semester's eo
stucdis. bo soe/Lic l / Y
The men, shorn of their banklr.'
accounts and many of them still -J D a tes
distracted by a surfeit of
barrelled sunshine, grimaced
through their companions' week- /La rts' iie
end recollections and wondered
idly where they would be next_4
year at the same time. For some reason or other the
In the two evenings, more than following couples were seen mill-
2,200 couples danced to the music ing about at the Intramural
of Freddie Martin and Ray Mc- Building last weekend in vary-
Kinley in a Southern Silhouette ing states of seriousness, levity FRIVOLOUS STUDENTS ENJOYING HOMINY GRITS ORGY BEFORE ATTENDING BIG DANCE
setting at the Intramural Build- and attire.
ing. Carolyn Abbott and John Ja-
* * cobs; Jean Abbott and Charles
FIREPROOFED cotton skies, Good; Margo Abels and Jerry
studded with gilded stars conceal- Helfenbein; Marie Abendroth and
ed steel rafters, and quantities of Jack Bauer; Betty Adams and0
dancing wax turned basketball Anthony Palermo; Elizabeth Ad-
courts into a slick surface for ama and John Goodyear; Pat
dancing. Adams and William L. Nemec;
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth R. Adler;
Revolving gilt chandeliers Dawn M. Ahmed and Robert S.
shed star beams across the floor. Wyllie.
Happy couples danced, gathered Nancy Aiken and Charley Ban-
around the refreshment count- croft, Sylvia Arkin and Marv
ers or just sat and chatted in Gordon; Janet Alarie and Dave
booths, stocked with fraternity Wood; Gloria Alban and Walter
and dormitory furniture, which Breyer; Ann Albert and G. Ron-
lined the floor. ald Dalton; Marcia Albright and
Others posed for photographers Kenneth H. Copp, Jr.; Carol Al-
in the foyer or struggled for auto- chin and David Otto; Mr. andr a
graphs around the bandstands. Mrs. Neal Aldriith; Ann Alexan-
der and William Old; Mary Ann
The dresses were as attractive Alexander and John O'Dell; Joel
as ever. Many women, with the Sebastian and Georgia Jeanne
obvious approval of the men, fa- Allen.
vored the white, off-the-shoulder
variety. LAURA ALLEN and Donald
MacGregor; Betty Allison and
THE FIRST couples began ar- Jim Hood, Jo Anne Almand and
riving at 9:30 p.m. after formal John Reeves, Rita Allor and Rob
dinners. They dashed from cars Allard, Aileen J. Allsop and D. a
through the challenging cold (it Bruce Sodee, Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
was two degrees below) to the liam A. Amerman, Dorothy An- SERIOUS MEN WHO DIDN'T GO TO DANCE WATCH A REFUGEE SHOW HOW HE SNEAKED
warmth of a southern plantation derson and Claude Crawford, OUT OF THE RUSSIAN OCCUPIED ZONE OF ANN ARBOR DISGUISED AS A QUAD MEAL
with painted steamboats and col- Jane Anderson and Richard
ored fountains. Dreese, Lois Anderson and George r P Hp H A CHANGED-
By the time they had thrown V. Burbach, Pat Anderson , and L ft g t i h oe l1a3
their first cigarettes into the George Wolf, Pearl Andereson
splashing fountain and tram- and R. A. Scott.B-
pled the decorative Kentucky Ruth Anderson and JamesP
bluegrass, the music had begun. Hunter, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel An- o r 1 a si ev eale
The crowd reached its peak derson, Patricia Andorfer and
around midnight as couples hur- Gene Knapp, Margaret E. Angle
ied away from parties to get and John C. Miller, Betty Ank- By CHUCK ELLIOTT been held "under the elms" in of the swing version of Branden-
their seven dollar's worth lam and Bob Walden, Joan Ape-
seche and Bill Davis, Mary Ar- HE 1951 J-HOP was, despite its front of University Hall. However, burg Concerto No. 5, causing great
Patrons clustered in groups bans and Edwin T. Pearce, jr., apparent success, only a shad- the plant department discovered anguish among the dancers.
around the colored fountain, oc- Joan Armin and Ed Lebowitz. ow of former J-Hop glories. that the grass was gradually dis- There were nasty rumors of
casionally venturing out on the Judy Armitage and Rolly Arri- A glance at the long 'and tur- appearing and set up snow fences cocaine in the ginger ale barrel
floor either with their spouses or, son bulent history of the institution to keep the students away. too. These were quieted by Har-
in the case of the women, with Irene Askew and Douglas C will serv to verify this fact. This forced a move indoors. Due vey Fonch, '02, who downed sev.
dutiful male members of the J- Covert, Joanne Auch and Rob- a * to incompetency on the part of en bumpers with no ill effects.
Hop committee. ert Q. Lewis, Sondra Anerbach THE GREAT tradition began in the J-Hop committee, nobody ar- But the seeds of dissension had
Women dancers clutched their and Edward Silberfarb, Alice 1842, when the first building on ranged for a place to have the been sown. In 1910 fourteen sn-
-U - Ayars and Dave Thomas, Janyce campus was completed. It was old dance. Consequently, the band iors decided that it was high time
Iavorss thUnivery whirled aboutmedai Ayers and Rex. E. Parker, Mary Mason Hall, and the mortar was was located in the University Hall they took over the management of
the arms of their carefully- Ann Ayers and Jack L. Sutton. scarcely hard when Erastus Pa- dome, and dancers were spread the dance. Bullying their way into
grmscort. aro y- wit, first president of the Union, from Main Street to the Arb. control, they put on an affair
groomed escorts.KITTY BACOLYY and Don- suggested that the three students * * which was hailed as "adequate."
Four loudspeakers threw the ald Hodges; Corinne Bacon and should have a ball. IN 1899, FRANK Tinker's or- *
music to the far corners of the Herb Ailes, Sonya Bader and Da- Tossing their Greek lexicons chestra made its debut at the J- THE DAILY (managed by a
floor. vid Williams, Joan Badgely and into a corner, the men hopped Hop. Vernor's ginger ale also made junior) had this to say of the
Accidents were few and far be- Russell Innes, Nancy Baehre and a trolley over to Ypsilanti, pick- its debut at the affair. The result "S-Hop":
tween, but the treacherous foot- Chuck Kepler, Ann Bailey and ed up a few girls, and had a was a complete fiasco. Tinker's "Bah."
ing dumped quite a few high- Robert Grew, Betty Bailey and ball. first flute got cramps in the middle So the juniors assumed control
heeled guests ignominiously on Jack Edman, Barbara Baker and That was the beginning. Before once again, and have kept it to
sidewalks and steps. Richard Safreed, Lucille Baker long, the separate classes began the present. Freed of intramural
By 2 a.m. when the music end- and Cliff A. . to compete with one another as worries, they concentrated on pro-
ed, good crowds still lingered, Patricia Baker and George Sto- to who would sponsor the annual ducing "a slam-bang party." In
charmed by the music and con- ncr, Molly Ballantine and John affair. In 1861, the argument 1913 they succeeded. The dance
scious of the chilly distance to McCarren, Lorraine Balsey and erupted into a full scale war. st was raided by the campus police.
their cars. Wilbur Davidson, Mr. and MrsEvery attempt to produce an
Early breakfasts and leisurely Robert Bannon, Lois Bamborough AFTER THE seniors were quel- exciting party in the ensuing
good - nights completed dance and David Hutton Ruth Bard and led in 1865, the affair was dubbed years was thwarted. In 1920 the
night activities. Jim Hearst, Jean Barnby and "Junior Hop." This referred to the 1 E, deans refused to recognize it.
On the off-night, most couples William Porteous, Mary Barnum motions forced upon the dancers In 1925 the Detroit Free Press
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relxed atenin inoral ar-an EdinBeeyby eclcitrant senior snipers hid- wrote editorials against it. In
ties or whiling the time away with Jill Barrett and Richard Ball ddn in the hills around town. 1927 forty parents picketed the
card games, Donna Bartlett and Eldred Lak- In 1877 the party featured IM Building in protest. In 1929
By Sunday, about everybody had ker Phyllis Bartholemew and music for the first time. The the stock market crashed.
had enough. Restricted train Steven Cornell Ann Batchelder University Choral Union, still in When the J-Hop finally emerg-
schedules caused a slight trans- and Deil Wright, Barbara Bauer embryo state, provided the dan- ed last year from its eclipse, it
portation problem but everyone and Bill Strickler, Elaine Bauer cers with the "Credos" of seven was a chastened affair. There was
departed in good spirits, presum- and Richard Goldsmith, Belaine Haydn masses. This went over no drinking, and everything went
ably safe, happy and sound after Baum and William Mazer, jr., so well that it was decided to on in one room. Oddly enough,
their sample of , J-Hop hospi- Pat Bay and John Lee. have music every year. however, it is still with us. It may
tality. (Continued on Page 5) Up to this time, the dance had MISS J-HOP OF 1899 get better.

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