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y Hillel Leader
To Give Talk
At Luncheon
B'nai Brith Convention
To Highlight Weekend;
Klutznick Will Speak
Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, na-
tional director of the B'nai Brith
Hillel Foundation will be the
speaker at a luncheon to be held 1
p.m. Sunday at the Union in con-
junction with the 30th aniversary
of the founding of the Hillel Foun-
dation movement.
. "Three Decades of Service to
Youth" will be the subject of the
director's address. Before the
speech an award will be presented
to Mr. 0. Zwerdling, honorary
president of the Hillel Building
STUDENTS and Hillel Council
members are invited to an infor-
mal discussion with Rabbi Lely-
veld Sunday afternoon at the Hil-
lel Building.
Rabbi Lelyveld has appeared
as convocation speaker or as re-
source leader in "Religion-In-
Life" programs at most of the
Universities in the country and
is also Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the World University
He has recently returned from
his travels in Israel, the European
continent and Great Britain.
While in Israel the Rabbi initiated
proceedings for the purchase of
the Swiss Consulate Building, now
used as the Hillel House at the
Hebrew University.
* * S
HILLEL will also play an active
part in the B'nai Brith District No.
six convention to be held in Ann
Arbor this weekend.
A speech by the national pres-
ident of America's oldest and
largest Jewish service organiza-
tion, Philip Klutznick, will high-'
light the sessions. He will speak
at 9 p.m. tomorrow in the main
chapel of the Hillel Building. The
public is invited.
Klutznick, former administrator
of the Federal Public Housing
Program, has recently received na-
tional acclaim in magazines for his
construction for, the Park Forrest
Housing units. A lawyer by profes-
sion, Klutznick resides in Omaha,
Hillel and the local B'nai Brith
lodge will hold a reception in the
social center following the address.
Events fortwo-day meeting will
open with a dinner at 6 p.m. to-
morrow at the Union. Delegates
will attend from eight midwestern
states and four provinces of Can-
ada representing over 46,000 men
and 26,00 women.
I 4crad4 Camp/us
JGP-Last tryouts for Junior
Girl's Play singing, dancing and
speaking parts will be held from
2 to 5 p.m. today in the League.
I-M NIGHT-The weekly I-M
night will be resumed at 7:30 p.m.
tonight at the Intramural Build-
ing. While the pool will open until
10 p.m. other facilities may be
used until 10:30 p.m.
Women are needed as orientation
leaders for the spring semester.
Coeds are urged to sign up im-
mediately in the Under-grduate

Office of the League.
UNION-The Union Little Club
dance will not be held this even-
ing. Union Sunday night record
dance will be held as usual from
8:30 tQ 10:30 p.m.
S *
You'll Love
Our Steaks!
Friday's Specialty
T.V. & Shuffleboard



Summer Tour To

J-Hop Dates Back Many Years


France, Germany, England

-Daily-Dean Morton
ON TRIAL-"Subversive" Ton Troske is being tried by Judges
Ron Wright and Dick Plunkett in preparation for the mock trial
to be held during intermission at "Ann Arbor Confidential;" sched-
uled from 9 p.m. to midnight tomorrow in the League.
IFC District Will Sponsor
Cou rtroom T rial' at Dance

Armed with passports, cameras
and language dictionaries, a group
of college students will embark
July 3 from Montreal on a summer
tour of Europe.
Sailing on the S.S. Arosa Kulm,
the group will be chaperoned by
Mrs. Marie Netting and Mrs. Mae
Ufer, who sppnsored a similar tour
to Hawaii last summer.
When the tourists arrive in
London they will be met by an
experienced traveldirector who
will take charge- of such things
as baggage and hotel reserva-
Traveling in deluxe m o t o r
coaches with glass tops and kitch-
enette facilities, the group will
spend its first day in London tour-
ing the West End and will see such
things as Buckingham Palace,
Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Ca-
thedral, Tower of London, Bank
of England and the Houses of Par-
They will also get an opportuni-
ty to watch the colorful changing
of the Guard at Buckingham Pal-
The next day the group will take
a full day sightseeing tour of the
Shakespeare country, including
the bard's birthplace at Stratford-
on-Avon, Anne Hathaway's cot-
tage at Shottery, Warwick Castle
and Oxford University.
then take the steamer to Ostend.
When the travelers leave Lon-
don, they will ride through the
Kent country side to Dover and
then take the steamer to Ostend,
where they will be met by the
At Brussels, the itinerary will
include a sightseeing tour around
the city to see the Grand Palace,
Old Guild Houses, the Cathedral,
lace factory and the Wiertz Mu-
seum of painting.
Another feature of the trip will
be a tour on the river Rhine

through the old castle country, as
far as Assmannshausen from where
they will leave for Frankfort.
At Frankfort, the route will in-
clude the Liebig House and the
Stadtisches Kunstmuseum.
Heidelburg will be next on the
schedule, and there the tourists
will visit the castle and the Uni-
versity, the Student's prison and
the famous Red Ox Inn.
In Switzerland, the party will
visit Zurich with its Bahnhof-
strasse, the Fraumuster and
Grossmunster churches, and will
then continue on to Lucerne.
Leaving Lucerne, they will trav-
el over the Brunig Pass, along the
lake to Interlaken and over the
Simplon pass to Italy.
During the tour of Milan, the
sightseers will visit the Duomo
Cathedral, the Gallery of Vittorio
Emanuele and the Church of Ma-
ra delle Grazio where "The Last
Supper" is exhibited,
In Rome, the itinerary will
include the Cathedral of St.
Peter, Vatican City, the Cdta-
combs and the Coliseum.
the The famous leaning tower
of Pisa will highlight the trip
around the city of Pisa. -
When the tourists leave Italy,
they will travel via the French
Riviera to the gambling town of
Monte Carlo and then will con-
tinue on to Cannes.
After sightseeing tours through
Cannes, Nimes, Barcelona, Tou-
louse and tours, the group will take
a tour of modern and historic
Paris,.including the Opera, Made-
leine Church, Sorbonne Univers-
ity, the Eiffel Tower and the Ca-
thedral of Notre Dame.
On Aug. 14, the group will sail
from Le Havre for the United
States to end their $925 all-inclu-
sive tour of Europe.

Riots, raving maniacs and cam-
pus feuds fill the colorful his-
tory of J-Hop's 77 years of exist-
ence on the social calendar.
The first hop dates back to
February, 1877, when a "merry
score of couples swayed to the
harmony of a 4-piece orchestra."
A writer in a campus publication
the next year already regarded the
hop as an indispensible tradition.
Reportedly the oldest social event
at the University, J-Hop has re-
mained, and will be held this year
from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fri., Feb. 5.
* * *
AFTER FOUR years the event
was taken over "in name and na-
ture" by Greek letter societies, and
promptly dubbed "Society Hop."
During this time it was given at a
Main Street emporium called
"Hanks," which combined a res-
taurant on the first floor with a
dance hall on the second.
In 1883, the hop was again
opened to all members of the
junior class.
Even in the early days, J-Hop
was a signal for a weekend of
gaety, which included such events
as a play by the Comedy Club,
combined recital by the University
choral groups and fraternity
* * *
Thursday, after exams were over,
and festivities started with formal
dinners that night. Friday was
filled with sight-seeing, sleigh
rides, teas, dinners and many an
impromptu musicale around a
piano. J-Hop was held on Fri-
day night that year as it will be
this year.
Saturday night was rounded
out with more, dances, including
an informal dance for independ-
ents in the Union.
For nearly a decade after this,
the dance was given by the juniors
in some years and by the fraterni-
ties in others.
* * *
By 1891 J-HOP required the mu-
sic of two bands and a new site,

describe das "an old rink down-
town." The following two years it
was presented at Granger's Danc-
ing Academy, and price of admis-
sion was raised to $1 per couple.
Other stages in the dance's
and University's growth can be
gauged by the size of the dance
site. The dance moved to Water-
man Gymnasium, overflowings
into Barbour Gymnasium, then
to the athletic building.
One year saw four outcast fra-
ternities succeed in renting Water-
man Gym after 30 independents
had agreed to attend, and spon-
sored the "First Annual Promen-
ade." The nine other campus fra-
ternities took their dance to To-
ledo to present the "Twentieth
Annual Ball of the Palladium Fra-
* * *
BOTH DANCES were'reported
successful, but the Regents step-
ped in to smooth out the difficul-
ties, ruling that in the future, fra-
ternities and independents would
have equal representation on the
planning committee for one big
The 1900 J-Hop, attended by
250 couples, boasted the unique
feature of having a "large num-
ber of coeds present-more than
at any previous hop." This was
unusual because coeds were up-
popular dates in those days and,
if a man had no hometown, girl
Because of the large number
of "reservations which were not
claimed, students who did not
make reservations for J-Hop
will have an opportunity to pur-
chase tickets when general
ticket sales begin Monday.
Those with reservations who
have not yet picked up their
tickets may do so from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. today and from 10
a.m. to noon tomorrow in the
Administration Building. Tick-
ets are priced at $7.

to ask, he usually stayed home
rather than suffer an evening
with a "coed."
In 1913 hop officials ruled that
no spectators be admitted to the
gallery to watch the final moments
of the dance. Previously they jam-
med the rafters from midnight on.
When met with barred doors, a
group reported as "partly students
and partly local riff-raff" stormed
the entrance and with the aid of a
gas pipe ram, gained admission.
* * *
THEY WERE fended off by a
heroic janitor equipped with a
pair of Indian clubs, and the bat-
tle ensued with stones and fire
extinguishers, resulting in $25
damage mostly in window glass
and the dismissal of a hospital
intern accused of hitting the jan-
Investigations by the student
council and faculty members
continued through the year, and
ended in a banning of J-Hop.
Several factors entered this deci-
sion, which was met with "moans
and laments by the sororities." It
was about that time that "tan-
going in all its intricacies and con-
volutions will be barred hereafter
at Michigan Union dances." It was
ruled that "several couples at the
Junior Hop had danced in a man-
ner, that could hardly be called
proper i.e. the tango). Thus the
1914 J-Hop was dropped.
During World War I, many stu-
dents had waited in vain for tick-
ets for several days and, moved
by their protests, the committee
decided to present a miniature hop
in the Union.
In 1920 the raving maniac en-
tered the picture. "One medical
student," said The Daily, "is re-
ported to have gone raving mad
and tore around the floor crying:
'Modesty, where is thy sting?' '
This was the year "practically
every gown had a narrow shoulder
straps, tight bodices, and fairly
short skirts, narrow at the bot-

"You are ordered to present v
yourself before the court of IFC
district number five . . ." couples
attending "Ann Arbor Confiden-
tial," to be held from 9 p.m.' to
midnight tomorrow in the League
Ballroom, will be informed.
Dressed as water-front thugs,
gamblers, strong-arm men and
Textbooks will be forgotten by
party goers dining and dancing
at a series of gala formals and din-
ners slated for this weekend.
Alice Lloyd Hall will present its
annual winter formal, "Winterlace
Ball," from 9 p.m. to midnight
tonight. Paul McDonough and his
orchestra will provide music in
the main lounge for Lloyd resi-
dents and their dates.
A mid-century theme will pre-
vail throughout the dorm. During
intermissions, dancers will chat
over punch and cookies. Co-chair-
men of the dance are Phyllis Sing-
er and Renee Silverman.
Mosher Hall is planning an IM
swimming party with Cooley
House. Refreshments will be serv-
ed at Mosher after the party.
Red Johnson and his orchestra
are on the agenda for Theta Delta
Chi men and their dates, with re-
freshments during intermission.
Tomorrow will feature a spagetti
dinner for Adelphi sorority. A rec-
ord dance in the house will follow
the dinner.
Alpha Kappa Psi will honor their
dates with a formal dinner dance,
featuring "Music by Mitchell."
"The Diplomats," a combo, will
provide dancing music at the Sig-
ma Chi house.
Record dances are planned for
Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa
Kappa, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Tau
Delta and Kappa Sigma frater-
nity men and their dates.

various other "underworld" char-
acters, the fraternity men and
their datel will run the risk of
being "subpoenaed" during inter-
"Criminals" and "subversives"
will be selected at random from
the dancers and will be tried by
a mock court which will hold
forth during intermission. Cou-
ples will be convicted of crimes
appropriate to their costumes.
Sponsored by houses included in
IFC district number five, the dance
is open to members of the eight
fraternities included in this divi-
Members of Sigma Nu, Delta
Chi, Phi Gamma. Delta and Lam-
bda Chi Alpha, as well as those
men belonging to Trigon, Phi Kap-
pa Psi, Chi Phi and Alpha Sigma
Phi will be attending the party.
Decorations, as well as pro-
grams will help carry out the
"shady" character of the even-
ing's entertainment. Black, red
and white covers in overlapping
layers will be featured on the
programs, with the writing car-
ried out in legal language.
Dance music, also in keeping
with the "subversive" theme will
be provided by Don Kenney and
his orchestra. The six piece out-
fit, which includes trombone, sax-
aphone, piano, bass, drum and
trumpet, features "very smooth"
Led by law student Kenney, the
band has played for several fra-
ternity and sorority functions on
Also scheduled for intermission
is the awarding of several prizes
for the best, funniest and most
original costumes. The identity of
the prizes will be kept secret until
Since no admission is being
charged, each house in the dis-
trict is contributing an amount
proportionate to the number of
men in the house.

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