THURSDAY, DECEMBER Y6, 1954
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1954 IRE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE FIYU
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'Bali Hal' Atmosphere
Will Prevail at J-Hop
'A WOMEN'S TOUCH'
Fraternity House Directors Enjoy Work
Winter wirds may blow around
the Intramural Building on Friday,
Feb. 4, but palm trees and tropical
fountains will take over inside, as
members of the junior class pre-
sent "Bali Hai," the 1955 J-Hop.
A South Sea island atmosphere
will invade the whole building, as
gaily dressed coeds and their dates
dance to the music of Tommy and
Jimmy Dorsey, alternating with
that provided by The Commanders.
The bandstands, one at each end
of the dance floor, will be decor-
ated in keeping with the island mo-
tif. Fresh flower leis, flown in
from Hawaii, have been ordered
for the musicians.
Three tropical fountains will fea-
ture running water and live gold-
fish, while in other parts of the
room potted plants and palm trees
will carry out the theme.
Sandy tropical beaches against a
blue sky background, with thatched
huts and jungle foliage, will be
For Senior Night
Senior Night appointments have
been announced by the League in-
terviewing and nominating com-
Helen Schwartz has been named
general chairman, with Elaine
Platt as her assistant.
Other committee chairmen are:
programs, Dorothy McElroy; tick-
ets, Judy Seaborn; patrons, Leela
Peirce; publicity, Muriel 'Claflin
and entertainment, to be filled next
Senior Night, which includes the
annual march, banquet and pre-
miere of JGP. will be held March
17 this year.
pictured on murals completely cov-
ering the walls. In the lobby, a
Bali Hai background is being
planned against which photograph-
ers will take pictures of couples
attending the all-campus dance.
During some of the dances a
moonlight atmosphere will be ef-
fected, with the room darkened to
show a large "moon" shining from
the deep blue false ceiling. During
the rest of the dances a revolving
crystal ball will throw sparkles of
colored light around the room.
Tommy Dorsey, -known for his
recordings of "I'm getting Senti-
mental Over You," "Once In A
While," "Stardust" and "I'll Be
Seeing You," will lead his orches-
tra in a variety of danceable mu-
sic during the evening. Playing
saxophone with the group will be
his brother, Jimmy.
The Commanders, sharing the
spotlight with the Dorsey Broth-
ers, feature a sound and rhythm
which they term "unique and dif-
Originating as an accompanying
group for a national recording com-
pany, the Commanders have play-
ed principally in the eastern part
of the country. Eddie Grady, mu-
sical director and drummer for
the group, is a former associate of
Tommy Dorsey and the late Glenn
Tickets for the 1955 J-Hop will go
on sale the week following Christ-
mas vacation. Persons holding res-
ervation cards may obtain their
tickets by bringing $6 to the Ad-
ministration Building Thursday,
Jan. 6, or Friday, Jan. 7.
Non-reservation holders may pur-
chase tickets between Jan. 10 and
14 for $7 per couple. The commit-
tee has announced that there will
be no guarantee, of obtaining a
ticket after Jan. 7, however.
CHRISTMAS INVITATION-Joy Jenkins, Mary Lease and Vera
Ptak discuss plans for hostessing at the Cleveland Alumni Dance,
to be held at 9:30 p.m. December 21 in the Rainbow Room of the
Carter Hotel. The dance has been planned in place of the Union
Opera party which is usually held in Cleveland during the Christ-
Alumni Club To Give Dance;
To Aid Orphans
By SUE VERB
"How I wish I had your job."
These are the wistful words of
coeds who meet and talk with the
two women who are fraternity
Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Phi
Epsilon are the only fraternities
on campus with this arrangement.
The decision to have a house moth-
er was first adopted by the mem-
bers and then submitted to the
Mrs. Edna H. Strachan was in-
vited to be house director for Al-
pha Tau Omega in 1954 and-Sigma
Phi Epsilon asked Mrs. Viola Forth
a few years later. Both vomen had
formerly been connected with the
University and had had counseling
Their success can be attributed
to their understanding and interpre-
tation of their role. "I wanted to
feel a part of the house," Mrs.
Forth said, "and not a fixture4
tucked away in some corner." She
enjoys the casual "shoulder-tg-
shoulder relationship which exists
between herself and the men.
Both women have comfortablf
quarters and are extremely fond
of their work. Much of their satis-
faction comes from knowing that
they are contributing to the gener-
al tone of the house. "There is a
relaxed atmosphere, but the pres-
ence of a house mother does seem
to calm things down a bit," Mrs.
Forth remarked with a smile.
The directors agree on their role
in the house. They feel that the
members want to be treated as
adults and not supervised or moth-
ered. Counseling is readily offered,
but only when it is asked for.
There is no problem too small
for the directors to talk over with
the, men. Mrs. Forth likes to keep
a pot of coffee on the stove, at all
times. Her apartment is often the
scene of informal get-togethers.
Mrs. Strachan finds it difficult to
pin-point her duties. "I just try to
keep things running smoothly,"
she explained, "with special at-
tention to little details."
Though her first Loyalty is to the
fraternity house, Mrs. Forth has
an afternoon job at the Washtenaw
County Hospital. She finds this
Women interested in being
orientation leaders for the sec-
ond semester orientation pro-
gram may apply in the League
Undergraduate Office today
and tomorrow. Experienced
leaders are especially needed.
Students who have questions
about the program may call
Susan Fricker at NO 2-5675.
helpful in keeping her occupied ternities feel that there are defi- es between 3:30 p.m. and 10:30
during the day when there is lit- nito advantages in this arrange- p.m. and the warm hospitality of
tle to do at the house. ment. the house mothers makes them
The members of these two fra- Women are welcome in the hous- comfortable.
7:00 to 9:30
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'The Michigan Ball'
Members of the Cleveland Alum-
ni Club of the University will pre-
sent a dance, the "Michigan Ball,"
at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in
the Rainbow Room of the Carter
Hotel in Cleveland.
Clint Nobel and his orchestra will
provide the music for the semi-
According to Gilbert Schafer and
Tom Brandt, co-chairmen of the
dance, tickets are on sale at the
Alumni Building where they may
be purchased for $4 per couple
from Bob Morgan. Tickets may
By SUE GARFIELD
A lovely Christmas table is part
of every family's happy holiday.
The rewest trend is to decorate.
the table in colors that harmonize
with those in the dining room. One
should choose a color scheme and
plan from there.
If the room is green, combine a
cluster of blue-spruce tips with sev-
eral large pine cones painted char-
treuse. A rich brown-textured cloth
provides suitable background. Gold-
toned dinnerware and flatware and
green candles complete a pleasing
Try red, white and blue. An even
dozen little wax elves, decked out
like Father Christmas, climb over
a pine-cone snowdrift and through
an evergreen forest to get to your
breakfast table. A blue and white
gingham cloth is a perfect
For a gray-green dining room, ar-
range long-needled evergreens with
gold tree ornaments and gilded
magnolia leaves. Place two white
pillar candles of different heights
behind the evergreen arrangement.
To brighten up your yuletide
meal, set your table with a red
damask cloth and white china. Then
add a forest green Della Robbia
wreath centered with a chubby
snowman candle. Buy the wreath
or make it with lacquered fruit,
cones and pine.
Set your holiday table in colors
that look well in your dining room.
This year try something different
-you won't lost a bit of Christmas
spirit by changing from the tradi-
tional red and green.
also be obtained from Philip Geier,
alumni chairman, in the Union
Commerce Building in Cleveland.
University coeds, Joy Jenkins,
Vera Ptak, and Mary Lease, will
serve as hostesses.
In the past, the Cleveland Alum-
ni Club has sponsored a dance for
the Union Opera cast. However,
this year the opera will be present-
ed in Akron, Ohio.
All University students are cor-
dially invited to attend the dance,
according to the committee chair-
Bereau Society Project
Another organization connected
with the University, the Bereau So-
ciety, is sponsoring a Christmas
project for orphans in Germany.
The Bereau Society consists of
a group of student wives affiliated
with the Campus Chapel.
Three cartons of new toys and
nine cartons of clothing will be
sent to the children. Aid will con-
tinue throughout the year for the
needy children in the orphanage.
Club members also do hospital
work and maintain a nursery in
the Chapel. Voluntary visits are
made to patients in the University
Hospital, Veterans Hospital and St.
The Society, composed of 20
wives, was started ten years ago
in Willow Run Village by a group
of women interested in studying
Meetings are held every other
Wednesday at the Chapel for an
hour of Bible Study followed by a
Plan Annual Party
Three floorshows, consisting of 12
acts, will highlight the Christmas
party to be held for University Hos-
pital employes, student nurses,
medical students and their families
from 7 to 11 p.m. today.
Children will be entertained at a
special party from 7 to 8 p.m. by
old St. Nick himself.
The floorshow will be given by
hospital employes and student
nurses in the amphitheatre of the
hospital, and will be followed by
dancing for the adults.
The entire Out Patient Building
with the exception of the first,
seventh and emergency levels, will
be used for the party. Lobbies will
be decorated in typical Christmas
style with modernistic cut-outs, or-
naments, trees and holly.
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