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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1956 '

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TUESDAY SEPTI~MBER 25, 1956 THE MICHIGAN DAILY PACE 1TVU

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-Daily-Vern Soden
SCENES LIKE THIS PREVAIL AT THE 21 SORORITIES AS COEDS GO THROUGH THE RUSHING PROGRAM.
Women Discuss Varied Reactions To Rushing

Homecoming
Preparations
Will Begin
Committee Members
Plan Mass Meeting j
Tomorrow at Union
In anticipation of Homecoming,
slated for the Minnesota game,
Saturday, Oct. 27, a mass meeting
will be held at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow
in Rm. 3K of the Union.
At the short meeting, Central
Committee members will explainj
jobs to students interested in be-
coming sub-chairmen or commit-
tee workers.
Positions available to coeds and
men include checking for dupli-
cation in displays, securing a
band and setting a theme for the
weekend, getting judges and ar-
ranging for ads in the booklet
guide to the displays that will be
published.
The entire event will be co-or-
dinated by the Central Commit-
tee, with all materials being pur-
chased through its auspices.
Members of this year's Central
Committee include Joe Sherman
and Mary Klauer, general chair-
men; Chris Dittmar, secretary;
Richard Herron, finance chair-
man, and Bob Nissly and Ethel
Buntman, ticket chairmen.
Arranging for the band will be
Larry Donae, while Tom Calca-
terra and Jane Prindeville plan
decorations.
Programs and patrons will be
under the direction of Bernadine
Bartram, with Jim Blum and
Gretchen Webster handling dis-
plays and Tom Platt in charge of
buildings and grounds.
Publicity co-chairmen, John
Hubbard and Joan Pfeiffer, point
out that tomorrow's mass meet-
ing provides an excellent oppor-
tunity for new students to get into
campus activities.

Couples will dance to the music
of the bands of Paul Brodie and
Don Kenney at the annual I-Hop,
to be presented from 9 p.m. to 1
a.m. Saturday in the League Ball-
room.
Theme of the dance, presented
by Assembly Association, will be
"Campus Kick-Off". Entertain-
ment will be on the agenda during
intermission.
Tickets for the event will be on
sale Thursday and Friday on the
Diagonal, in the Administration
Building and in the League Un-
dergraduate Office.
I-Hop, which was originally
called A-Hop, was started by As-
sembly Association as a project to
earn money for the University of
Michigan Fresh Air Camp.
From 1948 to 1950, the dance
was given jointly by Assembly and
the Association for Independent
Men (AIM). It was then called
A-A Hop, using the initials of
both organizations.
In 1950, two orchestras were
Staff Tryouts
Coeds interested in joining
the Women's Staff of The Daily
may either attend the general
tryout mass meetings to be held
at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow or 4:15
p.m. Thursday at the Student
Publications Building, or may
sign up at the special women's
meeting scheduled for 4 p.m.
Friday, October 12.

Assembly, IHC To Give IHop,
Dance Plannedi for 'Little ClUb'

By ROSE PERLBERG
While sorority members caucus
in smokey "hash sessions" to dis-
cuss rushees, the objects of their
conversation are holding similar
judgment meetings in women's
dorms all over campus.
One such group recently sat
airing opinions of University af-
filiates gathered during a foot-
sore tour of houses and the first
set of, parties.
Although they had returned to
the dorms with diverse reactions
towards the Greek letter clans, the
rushees found themselves agree-
ing unanimously on several ppints.
Second Set
Coeds who are rushing may
pick up invitations today at the
League for the second set of
parties that begins at 7 p.m.
tonight and will continue to-
morrow and Thursday even-
ings. Casual dress, similar to
that worn at the mixers, will
be . appropriate .for .this . set.
They will be held for one hour
at each house with special en-
tertainment planned.

First and most strongly they felt
that the whole atmosphere tended
to become "false". As one rushee
put it, "everyone is trying so hard
to make a good impression on ev-
eryone else that it can't help but
turn into a phony affair.'
Another laughingly quipped that
if she had to smile again that
night she thought her cheek
muscles would give out!
As the coeds pitted the merits
of one house visited against anoth-
er, individual attention received
in each seemed to be a determin-
ing criterion.
Too often they complained of
that "left-out feeling" gained
when an affiliate in talking to two
rushees directed her conversation
mainly to one "while the other sat
dumbly in the middle turning her
head from side to side, as if watch-
ing a tennis match."
Some rushees were concerned
because the sorority women they
met at first had failed to intro-
duce them to any of her sisters;
others felt that they had been
"pushed through the receiving line
of smiling faces so fast that it all
seemed a big grinning blur."

One of the group expressed
sentiments of all as she asked per-
plexedly, "I wonder how they can
possibly decide whom to take in
such a short time and with suck
limited contact?"
Critical as they were of their
first taste of sororities and the
rushing process, rushees comments
were far from one-sided.
"I guess the sorority gals were
just as much at a loss for conver-
sation as we," one rushee mused.
The others seemed to find that
explanation condoned their com-
plaints that they repeated the
same things over and over again;
but they all smilingly agreed when
the speaker added that she "would
be able to say her name, where
she was from and what courses
she was taking in her sleep that
night!"
The "united front" that mem-
bers of the different chapters ex-

hibited did not fail to impress all
of the coeds.
"You're aware of that especially
during the group singing," a
rushee commented. "They mustl
have practiced very hard," she
continued, "but it was worth it.
You feel that each sorority is
really a closely-knit unit and it's
a good feeling."
Another coed marvelled at the
actives' feats of memory. "I think
it's wonderful if they can ever re-
member any one individual with
the hundreds of girls they have
trooping through each house," she
exclaimed.
All had praise for the systematic
way in which the rounds from
house to house were scheduled, al-
though they admitted as they lay
back on beds and easy chairs and
stretched their toes in stocking
feet, that the excursions were
"downright tiring" and "murder
on the feet."
HEADQUARTERS for

--Da1y-vern Soden
THE KICK-OFF -- Coeds display the collegiate spirit as they
carry out the theme for the annual N-Hop, "Campus Kick-Off",
which will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday in the League
Ballroom.

used for the first time in the
dance's history, to satisfy the
dancer's varied tastes in music.
This practice of engaging two
bands has become a custom since
then.
The name of the dance was
changed in 1952, since the AIM

was no longer in existence. At this
time Assembly Association decided
to work with the Inter-House
Council, and the annual dance ac-
quired the name of I-Hop, with
the "I" standing for independent,
which the organizers felt was more
meaningful.

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