SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 1952
Palm Trees, Orchids
To Lend Atmosphere
t Traditia J-Hop
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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There may be low temperatures
around Ann Arbor streets Febru-
-ary 8 and 9, but palm trees, or-
chids and sandy beaches in the
Intramural Building will soon
make J-Hop couples forget about
Clusters of South Sea Island
orchids will transform the ball-
room into a tropical paradise for
the 1952 dance which has been
named, "Artistry in Orchid".
COUPLES WILL sway to the
rhythm of palm trees and the mu-
sic of Johnny Long and Charlie
Spivak and their orchestras which
will play alternate half-hours from
S9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
One large exotic orchid will
be given as a favor to each coed
attending the dance.
Also carrying out the theme of
the dance will be programs with
an orchid motif.
AN ATHLETE entering the gym
onFeb. 8 or 9; will hardly recog-
nize his familiar haven which will
be completely decorated. A mural
depicting tropical scenes w ill
\adorn all the walls of the room,
providing a background for house
booths which will flank both sides
of the bandstand. The colorful
mural was painted by a master
artist who died recently.
A bambo effect will surround
the two bandstands, and auth-
entic palm trees, grass, coconuts
and fountains with perfumed
running water will be used to
set a realistic tropical scene.
Orchids and tinsel will hang
from a false ceiling of rose drap-
eries and unusual lighting effects.
Clusters of large, exotic orchids
will also be seen throughout the
A PROFESSIONAL decorating
company from Syracuse, N.Y. has
been working with Beth Smiley,
decorations chairman, to design
the setting. The company will
manufacture the props and paint-
ings and set them up in the IM
Building before the dance.
Tickets to the "biggest dance of
the year" are on sale from 8:30
to 4:30 p.m. every day next week
at a booth in the Administration
The following junior representa-
tives have received a free ticket
to the dance as an award for 70
per cent of their house having
bought tickets to J-Hop: John
Mauriel, Theta Xi; Gene Bohi,
SAE; John Jones, Zeta Psi; Dave
Sebald, Chi Phi; Jerry Des Jar-
dins, Acacia; Carl Kaltwasser,
Sigma Chi and Normand Naumoff,
Trigon. All other houses failed
to turn in their lists by the dead-
Open Houses To Begin
Formal Coed Activity;
Rosemary W i s e, Panhellenic
rushing chairman has announced
that registration for the formal
rushing period will be extended
All freshman, sophomore and
junior women who did not have
the opportunity to register at the
mass meeting held Wednesday
may register from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
tomorrow in the Undergraduate
Office of the League.
ON REGISTERING, coeds may
pick up their rushing booklets and
turn in their registration fee of $1.
Panhellenic has stated that
approximately 460 women had
registered by yesterday after-
The formal rushing period will
begin Saturday, February 2, with
opening. teas being held on the
first two days. Rushees are re-
quested to attend all the sorority
houses during opening teas.
* * *
P A N H E L LENIC Association,
which is made up of all the sorori-
ties, sponsors and supervises rush-
ing each year at this time. Last
year was the first that rushing
was held between semesters, and
that system will be continued this
The counseling system was
also recently introduced on the
campus, and Panhel members
feel that the system has been
By JAN WINN
There are many married stu-
dents on'campus including some
freshmen, but few could site the
experiences of a certain married
She is 22 year-old Betty Carlson
of the School of Dental Hygiene,
who though fully possessed of a
husband is separated from him by
forty miles and his pre-med stud-
ies at Flint Junior College.
* .* *
IN THE LIGHT of Mrs. Carl-
son's unusual predicament there is
nothing too unusual about the
somewhat unusual experiences in
her life on campus.
At first this attractive fresh-
man was confused slightly when
unobservant young males asked
her for dates.
Now she just smiles mischiev-
ously and tells them she would
"just love to, but you'll have to
ask my husband first."
*I * *
PEOPLE ARE often incredulous:
she spent half an hour one eve-
A President's tea will be held
Wednesday honoring Martha
Cook, Hinsdale and Prescott
houses, Osterwell Co-op house,
Alpha Omicron Pi ,Alpha Tau
Omega and Alpha Epsilon Pi.
ning convincing a girl in her dorm
that she was "really married."
The Carlsons made the im-
portant decision last June, when
the GI Education Bill was about
That summer Mr. Carlson left to
become a pre-med student at Flint
Junior College and Mrs. Carlson
donned her boots and slicker to
come to Michigan this fall.
THEY HAD been living a bliss-
ful married life for three years in
their home town, Fenton, Michi-
He was employed as a mail
carrier, and she was working as
a dental assistant, when they
decided to continue their formal
In spite of her unique status
Mrs. Carlson assures people that,
"I just love it," and adds "I still
can't quite believe I'm really here."
ALTHOUGH SHE sees her hus-
band only on weekends when he
comes to drive her to his parents'
home, Mrs. Carlson finds that she
is so busy with her studies that
she doesn't find time to miss him.
"Besides, she adds philosophi-
cally, "Since we see each other
so rarely we can't find time to
As to whether she finds it diffi-
cult to adjust to the rigors of
book learning after three years of
domestic life, Mrs. Carlson asserts
that, "you really get to appreciate
the importance and value of a
college education and can ap-
proach your studies with a more
* * *
ALTHOUGH SHE doesn't rec-
ommend that all students should
come to college already married,
she does feel that it eliminates
some of the insecurity and social
adjustments one has to make at
a big school.
After she obtains her degree in
'53, Mrs. Carlson plans to find
work near her husband while he
continues his studies and re-
sume her role as a wife.
As for her present college car-
eer, she sums it up happily as
"having my cake and eating it
Last of this semester's series of
record cfances sponsored by the
Union will be held from 8 to 10:30
p.m. tonight in the Terrace Room
of the Union.
Band leaders who have been
featured throughout the semester
will offer the music for the eve-
Disk artists Tommy Dorsey,
Ralph Flannagan and Les Paul
will be among the band leaders at
Cards, card tables and scoring
pads will be provided for those stu-
dents who wish to vary their danc-
ing with bridge or canasta.
The Union study hall, room 3-D
will be open to couples who feel
they should start final exam cram-
ming before the dance or during
Union officials urge any in-
terested couples to attend and
they emphasize the fact that the
entertainment is offered free of
The Sunday record dances have
been a regular event at the Union,
climaxing the weekend's social ac-
Latest popular records as well
as the old-time favorites provide
the danceable music for the weekly
Married Freshman Coed Tells Experiences
Of Life Away from Med-Student Husband
UnionTo Hold Record Dance
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Due to final exams, final try-
outs for JGP will not be an-
nounced until February 12.
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