THE MC11I+GAN DAILY
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Seniors Will Present
Annual Ball at League
Senior Ball, previously held at
the end of the spring semester,
this year will be presented Feb.
25, in the Ballroom and Vanden-
berg Room of the League.
The traditional dance, the 85th,
is offered by the seniors, and held
in their honor. Everyone on cam-
pus is invited. Decorations will be
based on the theme "Stardust."
Warney Reule and his orchestra
and the Carol Kenny Trio will
O u t d o o r activity, counseling
techniques, camp movies, discus-
sions, simple handicrafts and
singing are scheduled for the
Camp Counselor Club, which is
sponsored by the Woman's Ath-
This group, under the leader-
ship of Sue Prakken, is open to
students interested in camp coun-
seling, social or recreational work.
The aim of the club is to provide
an opportunity for students in-
terested in camp counseling to
meet and relate camping experi-
ences to students desiring summer
At a meeting recently, each
member told about her camp job
and the skills required to obtain
Club members have made over-
night hikes to the Girl Scout
Lodge on Huron River Drive, three
miles outside of Ann Arbor.
Miss Prakken stated that major
events this semester will be a bar-
becue sometime in the spring, and
a canoe trip down the Huron Riv-
Facultyadvisor this semester is
Miss Phyllis A. Philps, instructor
in the women's physical education
In past years the Ball has been
held at the end of May. Because
of the proximity to final examina-
tions and graduation, and the
competition of other spring danc-
es, many students could not at-
tend. As a result, the Ball proved
to be a financial disappointment.
- Began As Reception
The earliest records of special
entertainment in honor of gradu-
ating students appeared in the
first student newspaper, The
Chronicle, in 1870. The Chronicle
reported a reception held by the
president at his home for the
graduating class and alumni of
The senior reception program
continued to rise in popularity
until a dance was held along
with the reception. The Senior
Ball finally evolved.
Past issues of the Daily, which
later replaced The Chronicle, tell
of many unusual events in the
history of the, dance.
Omit Grand March
In 1911 the Ball was held from
8 a.m. to 3 a.m. and the grand
march was omitted because of the
"unavoidable confusion and de-
lay" it caused. In 1931 two senior
dances were scheduled at the last
minute because of the demand for
Ted Weems and his orchestra,.
and three day house parties werej
the special attractions of the 19361
Ball. Canoe trips on the Huron
River, a trip to Detroit, and out-
door sports programs were also
scheduled for the weekend.
The dance was made informal
in 1946 because of a scarcity of
men's formal attire.
The Modern Dance Club will
meet at 7:30 p.m. today in
Today marks the opening of
ticket sales for the 1955 J-Hop,
"Bali Hai," to be held from 9-
p.m. until 2:30 a.m. Friday, Feb.
4, in the Intramural Building.
Available to reservation holders
today and tomorrow between 1
and 5 p.m. in the Administration
Building, the tickets are priced
at $6, with a reservation card.
Students without reservations
may obtain their ducats Monday
through Friday next week for
the price of $7 per couple. Reser-
vation cards will also be accepted
then from persons unable to ob-
tain their tickets today or tomor-
Mark Gallon, general chair-
man of this year's J-Hop, has an-
nounced that a large percent of
the tickets are already reserved.
He suggests that students wishing
to attend the dance purchase their
tickets as soon as possible, to as-
sure getting them.
Revolving around a South Pa-
cific theme complete with palm
trees and tropical fountains, J-
Hop this year will feature, the mu-
sic of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey
alternating with that of The
Commanders, directed by Eddie
Hoping to make J-Hop a week-
end of activity instead of just one
night, the central committee is
also planning a variety of other
events Friday through Sunday.
If the weather man cooperates,
toboganning in the Arb and ice
skating at Byrnes Park will oc-
cupy Saturday afternoon, Feb. 5.
That same evening an all-campus
dance is scheduled.
Featuring the music of Red
Johnson and his orchestra from
9 p.m. to 1 a.m., the festivities will
cost J-Hoppers 50 cents, with oth-
er couples being admitted for $2.
Entertainment is also slated for
Films depicting various sce-
nic regions of the United
States will be shown at 7:30
p.m. Sunday at the Interna-
tional Center in the Union.
The program, sponsored by
the International Center, in-
cludes movies on Utah, Glacier
Park, Yellowstone National
Park and Yosemite National
This presentation will be the
last one for the semester.
Former State Champ
Directs Golf Classes
For University Coeds
By MARY HELLTHALLER
"I'd rather saw than sew," says
Mrs. Violet K. Hanley, in charge
of women's golf, former tourna-
ment champion and first manager
of an international women's golf
This out-of-door preference
shows up in her fondness for gar-
dening, her interest in archaeo-
logical research which led to a
recent M.A. degree in anthro-
pology and an intense pleasure in
watching and participating in
competitive sports. Football is her
favorite game as a spectator.
When in 1934, this golfing vet-
eran retired from major tourna-
ment competition after winning
her fourth state women's golf
championship, she left a 15 Year
career which brought her1inter-
Mrs. Hanley has been interested
in this sport since she was 10
years old, besides many others in-
cluding sailing and swimming.
However, her participation in them
was cut short at an early age by
the development of a thyroid con-
As a result she was advised to
takeup golf as a less strenuous
activity to satisfy her "enthusias-
tic interest in any kind of com-
From an untiring amount of
effort spent in practice, and un-
der the sympathetic understand-
ing of her husband, she achieved
from 1921 to 1934 the distinction
of qualifying for ten U.S. nation-
al tournaments and managed the
first Curtis Cup Team, which
went to England.
This happened in 1930 when
she was chosen for the position
because of her knowledge of Eng-
lish play and her experience in
international play. This team of
16 women chosen from all over the
United States performed in Eng-
land, Scotland and France.
She took state championships in
Michigan in 1924, 1927, 1930 and
1934. Also she won the Detroit
district championships in 1925,
1926, 1927 and 1929. Her experi-
,ence out of the country includes
meets in Canada, France and
Although retired from competi-
tion, golf still plays a dominating
role in her life. Anyone strolling
past Palmer Field in the spring or
fall is apt to see her with a group
of coeds "putting away on the
She came to the University in
1929 at the request of Dr. Mar-
garet Bell, supervisor of the wo-
men's physical education depart-
ment, to organize women's golf.
This was at a time of an increased
interest in the competitive angle
of the sport.
Not content with only her work
in producing good young golfers,
she decided to try her luck in com-
peting with younger minds in the
classroom and entered the liter.
ary college in 1934 as a part-time
student. From this has resulted
B.A. and M.A. degrees in anthro-
Mrs. Hanley divides' her time be-
tween her work during the spring
%nd fall, trips to Florida in the
winter to watch tournaments, and
time outs with her four grand-
children in Bloomfield Hills.
"Golf tournaments are my con-
ventions," she explained.
Future plans include getting a
pair of Scotties and more traveling.
This time it will be to the Far
East to' finish her research on
In reference to her work with
:oeds, she believes, "The quality
of golfers who come to class today
is far superior to those as recent
as five years ago. Women are more
interested in sports, and now in-
stead of a lack of interest, there
is the problem of a lack of space
Engagements Announced by Parents
Swinehart - Allen
At- an open house Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Robert Swinehart of Chi-
cago announced the engagement
of their daughter, Phebe Nan, to
Philip Brown Allen, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Newell Allen of Birming-
Miss Swinehart is a senior in
the School of Education. The
bridegroom is a graduate of Mich-
igan State College and now is
enrolled in the College of En-
gineering at the University.
Lee R. Krumbholz, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. R. Krumbholz of Tampa,
Florida, was announced.
Miss Roose is a senior in the
School of Education. Mr. Krumb-
holz graduated from Educationj
School in 1954 and is now attend-
ing the School of Physical Therapy
at the University.
Rybak - Rigdon
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Ry-
bak of Detroit announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Ar-
lene Mae to Donald Lee Rigdon,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rig-
don of Bloomfield Hills. The wed-
ding will take place Jan. 29, in
St. Mary's Chapel in Ann Arbor.
Miss Rybak is a junior in the
education school. Mr. Rigdon at-
tended the University of Detroit.
Ba renow - H ill
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Bare-
now of Ypsilanti announce the en-
gagement of their daughter, Lau-
rie, to Ceilon R. Hill, son of Mrs.
Ceilon Hill of Ann Arbor and the
late Mr. Hill.
Miss Barenow is a junior in the
School of Nursing. Mr. Hill is a
sophomore at Michigan State Nor-
mal College at Ypsilanti.
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