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Gala J-Hop Goes Antique
As Dorsey, Marterie Play

Famed Spa
b Wide Open
For J-Hop
As a special bonus for J-Hop-
pers the Union's plush steam room
was opened on Saturday night of
the big weekend which in other
years had been one of the dance
Planned to compensate for the
one-night dance, the steam room
opening was well attended despite
competition from fraternity par-
ties and other staid forms of recre-
ation, Union executive Al Ferry,
'65E&A, revealed yesterday.
JUST HOW many couples and
stags attended the affair is not
known, but the exact figure is re-
portedly under investigation by
the Kefaufer Committee.
Carrying out the theme of the
'53 Hop, the room was decorated
in a Grande Baroque decor with
drapes borrowed from the ball-
room and soft conches stolen
from a nearby University hous-
ing project. (The housing pro-
ject's director, Peter A. Oxford,
_< has not yet been able to locate
the furniture but will make an
on the spot investigation to-
Amidst their plush surroundings
. the group danced, played cards,
sipped gin and just relaxed. The
evening was marked by few inci-
dents, Ferry reported, although
there were several minor fights.
ONE OF these occured around
11 p.m. when a student from the
housing project accused a fellow
resident of trying to monopolize
the time of his date from the
East housing project. The tiff was
soon halted, however, and har-
mony reigned until closing time.
All agreed that the party was
a great success.
When quizzed about the forth-
coming Kefaufer investigation,
University President Handy
Scratcher said yesterday "This
University has nothing to fear."
'U' Invited for Shots
All students and faculty mem-
bers interested in getting free flu
shots are cordially invited to line
up at 1 p.m. today at the Rifle
Range, ROTC big guns announced

Hop-per Names Begin Here;
Run On, and On, and On.. .

Lof A new tradition!
Slaves to the fool thing that we
are, we once again list contenders
in the J-Hop festivities by the
names of the young gentlemen.
This beggarly practice was foisted
off last year for the first time,
by an incourteous, dame-ridden
J-Hop Committee.
Well, it happened again. So it's
a tradition.
Frank Abbott and Mollie Pot-
ter, Peter Abbrecht and Ann
Campman, Allen Abrams and Iso-
bel Simms, Lee Abrams and Joy
Myers, Earl Abramson and Ros-
anne Rosenberg, Melyn Adelman,
and Sandra Sherwin, Don Alex-
ander and Marilyn Corwin, Bill
Alexson and Marie .narr, Gene
Alkema and Donna Bowen, Bill
Allen and Aggie Dunn, Joseph Al-
lerdice and Marilyn Trautz, Da-
vid Allison and Patricia Flowers,
Ted Amdur and Babs Zeitlin,
Lloyd Anderson and Velda Heine.

Stephen Anderson and Joan
Wedge, Doug Andrews and Cele
Williams, Art Angood and Joyce
Brenholts, John Appman and Joan
Shay, P. Arayasatra and J. W.
Mund, Dale Armstrong and Sue
Martin, Pete Armstrong and Glen-
na Schreiber, Clem Arrison and
Eta Lubke, Lysander Ashlock and
Norma Powers, Russ AuWerter and
Diane Decker, Dave Ayers and
Marjorie McKenzie, Larry Ayers
and Ruth Russel.
Roger Backmann and Shirley
Sipperley, Bruce Bacon and Char-
lotte Havers, Pete Badhydt and
Ann Woodard, George Baibak and
Sue Moeller, John Baity and Jeanie
Robinson, James Bakeman and
Sylvia Van Slambrouck, James
Balch and Ruth Flanders, Charles
Balkema and Louise Klein, James
Ball and Pat Stanislaw, Charles
Bancroft and Donna Westerland,
Berlyn Baringer and Eunice
(Continued on Page 2, Section 2)

An antique theme blended Friday night with 20th cen-
tury festivity to produce the hazy holiday that was 19,54
The 2800 who swayed to the strains of The Sentimental
Gentleman of Swing Tommy Dorsey and stomped to the
more torrid rhythms of Ralph Marterie danced beneath a
boundless expanse of rose draperies and multi-colored lights,
harmonizing to produce a "Graid Baroque" setting.
A MARATHON evening of festivity was the program
for J-Hoppers. It all probably started around six the day of
------ he dance with a party or two be-
fore dinner. This momentum car-
riedp the couples through steak
Sdinners at crowded fraternity
nd houses or local banquet halls--
Lo t V ee ke and on through a maze of festive
gatherings which shall remain for-
ever unrecorded in the official an-
For C ami pus nals of the University.
By some time close to midnight
For most people, as usual, the most couples had decided they
best part of the J-Hop evening were fully prepared to venture
came in the pre-Hop, post-Hop forth to the big dance itself. There
partes ic h ab-ondedoin-Ann they found the I-M uilding gaily
parties which abounded in Ann bedecked with a 17th century cos-
Arbor and environs Fiday night tume - and were greeted with
But this aspect of Weekend so- strictly modern rhythms which be-
cial life got the heaviest workout lied the "Grand Baroque" theme.
on the following eve, when party- And after the dance, those
throwers and goers pulled out the who were still on their feet
stops. made their way back to the
fraternity houses or the quads
THE SWITCH to a one-night for the traditional J-Hop break-
J-Hop stand apparently was made fasts-and ended the evening at
to order for such arrangements. 4 a.m. in mellow song and con-
If anything, the effect was to versation.
make this weekend one of the Those who attended their first
dampest in Hop history, with no J-Hop this year might have found
formalities, such as going to a big the cloakroom lines, the crowded
dance, interfering with the Sat- booths, the jostling on the dance
urday festivities, floor a little disconcerting. But
Either University students are veteran hop-goers were inured to
learning to hold their alcohol or the techniques of I-M dancing.
they were imbibing no more
than fruit-punch, for it seems FOR 1400 GIRLS, J-Hop was
that not a one wound up in the an occasion to pick out a fluffy
pokey, new gown. And for 1400 men, it
A Aokey.nmade necessary the task of brush-
Ann Arbor police reported no ing off the tux, assembling the
weekend acquisitions, as The Daily bothersome paraphenala, inevit-
went to press, and no accidents or ably finding some vital accessory
pranks major enough to warrant missing at the last minute.
Lan entry on theirblotr. There was an unusual prepon-
* * s derance of "hot" music at this
J-Hop, with both Dorsey and Mar-
A SEARCH for the unusual terie frequently rolling out the
could turn up little more than the heavy musical artillery for a po-
tale of a drunken independent tent barrage of jazz. Couples of-
who wandered into a fraternity ten were found gathered around
house J-Hop breakfast, finished the two bandstands, with the
his pint with two wafters back of floors pretty clear for the few jit-
the house, and was pressed into terbug experts.
service as a coffee-server. An innovation in J-Hop pro-
It was just one of those old- eedure was the one night stand
fashioned drunken, pleasant, good- in the I-M Building. Dwindling
tempered weekends, such as to re- attendance from a post-war
store one's faittn in the eternal peak made the cut-back from
wrongsess of Carrie Nation, the traditional two-night I-M
extravaganza a must.
This year's dance should man-.
age to break even, latest reports
from the J-Rop Committee indi-
cate. Latest figures indicate that
1380 tickets were sold.
But despite the one-night
stand at the I-M Building,
J-Hop was still a weekend affair
for those who attended the
year's biggest social occasion;
Most fraternities and dormitor-
ies held parties Satdrday night
to follow up the dance.
The blue-suited Dorsey men are
old-timers on campus. In addi-
tion to a couple previous J-Hop
appearances, TD performed at last
fall's "Autumn Nocturne," and the
1950 IFC Ball.
Marterie, on the other hand,
brought his light-purple coated
horn troupe here for the first
time. The Marterie band was
formed in 1951, and has since
made big strides in the world of
)AK ROOM music.


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