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September 15, 1959 - Image 27

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Junior Class

Plans Annual J-Ho

J-HOP-The annual all-campus formal Is a scene of glitter and glamor, adding sparkle to
between-semester hiatus. In the scene above, the League Ballroom frames tlhe spectacle of dan
under. a sky made starry by a committee-but starry nonetheless.

ng tne aance nal, and later appear with coeds as dates, they
Waterman Gym when attendance would remain at home.
*ose to over 250 couples. The Exciting Atmosphere
grand march grew until the line Riots and maniacs highlighted
vas three couples deep. Regular later J-Hops. In 1913 spectators
lancing of the evening followed were refused entry to the dance,
Lt the formation of a block 'M', and at midnight "50 tipsy stu-
conclusion of the march. dents and townspeople led a riot,
The early hops signaled a week- gaining entrance to the gymna-
nd of gaiety which included a sium by ramming the door with
Play by the Comedy Club, frater- a gas pipe." A janitor was on
iity house parties, and concerts. hand to meet them, and battle
For a fee of $5, the county sheriff resulted in $25 damage to the
would shadow Hop guests and re- gym.
port their activities to parents or In 1920, during the "apex of
neglected girl friends. At this the daring" in dancing attire, one
ime, men students usually invit- medical student is reported to
d their home girls; rather than have torn around the floor cry-

ing, "Modesty, where is thy ton, appeared at last
sting!" That year The Daily re- dance. The last J-Hop pres
ported that practically every in the Intra-Mural Building
gown had narrow shoulder straps, tured the Dukes of Dixielan
tight bodices and fairly short Ralph Marterie. This was in
skirts, narrow at the bottom." Due to the decline in
Two bands were soon engaged purchases, the dance was I
for the event. In 1928, 1,073 into the League last year,
couples danced in the Intra- it will stay until demand fo
Mural Building to music of- Jack formal dance rises.
Chapman, Emerson Gill and Mc- Although the junior class
Kinney's "Cotton Pickers." In sors J-Hop, both sophomore
1947 Ziggy Elman and Jimmy junior students will be welt
Lunceford played. on the dance committees.
TD Music Twice tioning for positions wil
The 1948 J-Hop had the music opened in September for the
of Tommy Dorsey. His orchestra, mal between-semester dan
now directed by Warren Coving- be held in February.


Assembly Association Governs Residents
Of Women's Independent Dormitory Unit

The independent women on
campus are linked through the
governmental organization known
as Assembly Association.
Assembly coordinates the ac-
tivities of the various independent
housing units and formulates
policies concerning independent
Joan Comiano, '61, president,'
describes Assembly as an excellent
means .for freshmen and all in-
dependent women Interested in'
participating in women's govern-
ment to learn about the campus.
Work Closely
Members "work closely with all
independent housing units in co-
ordinating their activities" and
membership "provides a means for
women to participate in a variety
of extra-curricular activities that
are sponsored by the entire or-
ganization," Miss Comiano main-
All independent women live in
either residence halls, league
houses or cooperatives. In order
to coordinate the activities of each
of these housing units, Assembly
has four major divisions that re-
present women from each of the
respective units. An Executive
Board assumes responsibility for
Assembly projects.
The Assembly Dormitory Coun-
cil, representative body of the in-
dependent women, was revamped
last fall to form a more unified
and effective group.
The election of one representa-
tive from each unit replaced the,
old tradition of representation for
each 80 students within a housing
unit plus the house president.
Gain Effectiveness
By thus reducing membership
to 23 students, the group felt it
would gain more responsibility and
become a more effective coordi-
nating and policy - formulating
body. Each of the representatives
provides a further link between.


housing units and Assembly by
serving on her own house council.
ADC holds weekly meetings with
the Executive Board where mem-
bers discuss problems, projects and
Miss Comiano urges students to
bring their suggestions and com-
plaints to their representatives
since many important decisions
concerning student activities .are
made by ADC. "The Council," she
said; "provides an opportunity for
each independent woman living in
a dormitory to voice her opinion
through her representative."
Other Councils
Women living in the League
houses or cooperatives are also
represented by the Cooperative
Council and League House Coun-
cil composed of the presidents of
each house. These councils dis-
cuss matters and acts coicerning
coeds who live in this type of hous-
ing. They are also represented at
the weekly Assembly meetings.
The Assembly Executive Board
directs the activities of the As-
sembly as a whole. It is composed
of ten women who work on As-
sembly and ADC projects and are
responsible for the various com-
mittees in Assembly structure.
Miss Comiano, as president of
the Assembly, presides over the
Executive Board meeting and ADC
meetings. She is an ex-officio
member of the Student Govern-
ment Council.
Sponsors Activities
In addition to its governmental
capacity, Assembly sponsors many
activities open to all independent
women. Early in October Assembly
sponsors I-Hop, the first campus
dance. Shortly after I-Hop comes
Fortnite which is held at Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. This an-
nual affair is a skit competition
among dormitory residents under
Assembly supervision.
At the end of the evening a
trophy is presented to the win-
ning house. Scholarships earned

the previous semester are als
awarded at Fortnite.
Early in December independer
women interested in working of
Assembly Ball may petition for
position on one of the commit
tees. The Ball is held in the sprin
and is one of the major activitie
sponsored by Assembly.
Assembly also helps in orienta
tion by sponsoring a Big Sister
Little Sister Program in whic
each entering freshman in th
Residence Halls is paired with -a
upperclassman who aids the ne-
student in becoming acquainte
with college life.
Last year, Miss Comiano mer
tioned, ADC helped a great dea
in advising the Architecture Com
mittee on Markley Hall on rooi
design and decoration.


The Michigan

HOMECOMING FUN-The weekend that is given over to fall merriment has many facets. Part of
it lies in the displays put up by each housing unit, typified by the whale and the phoenix rising
from the ashes at the right. Another part of 'it is King Football-both the varsity game Saturday
afternoon, and the traditional Mudbowl game on the SAE lawn. The latter draws cheers from
coeds (above),

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