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Vol. XLVI. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, February 15, 1936 Price 10 Cents
Virginia Lee, Benjamin Cox
Lead 2,00In Grand March

Of Periods
Ultra-Modern Gowns In
Contrast With Grecian
And Colonial Styles
By Charlotte D. Rueger
Echoes of the old Grecian empire
and the later colonial period rever-
berated once again in the formal
gowns worn by many of the 1936 J-
Hop guests, and served as a marked
contrast to the sophistication of the
typically modern evening dress. The
valentine motif used in the decora-
tion scheme furnished an effective
background for the spectrum of col-
ors of the gowns. Dainty accessor-
ies of rhinestone and sequins empha-
sized the brilliance of the affair
which climaxed this winter's social
Virginia Lee, a junior at North-
western University, led the grand
march with Benjamin Cox, '37E, gen-
eral chairman. Miss Lee selected an
especially attractive Molyneux pic-
ture gown made of ice-blue slipper-
satin for the occasion. Her full skirt
was gathered at the waist line. The
neckline of her dress was cleverly
made with drop-shoulders. Her for-
mal was completed with a dark blue
velvet cape.
Comes From Wisconsin
Betty Gregory, Detroit, guest of
James Briegel, '37, chairman of the
music committee, wore a delightful
model made in Bouffante style. Her
light blue taffeta formal was shot F
with silver threads, and was nicely
accented by a cluster of red velvet
flowers held at the neckline. A stand-
ing empress collar completed her
Barbara Bloomhall, a student at
the University of Wisconsin, attendedt
with Donald C. Hillier, '37E, ticket
chairman. Miss Bloomhall chose a v
Princess model of white crepe with a
silver lame threads embedded in the
dainty material. Her halter neckline s
of green satin ended in a panel in V
back which ran to the waistline. A "
saucy green satin bow fell over the
left shoulder. S
Guest Of Publicity Chairman r.
Red dubonet taffeta rashioned with
a circular skirt was selected by Ann a
Timmons, '36, who attended as the d
guest of Homer C. Lathrop, '37, pub- T
licity chairman. The skirt was made a
with alternate stripes of net and y
taffeta. The bodice was attractively B
made - coming to a point at the r
neckline and gathered into a bow. t
The back featured a low decolletage. fd
Her formal was nicely completed with
a tiny circular cape.
Betty Hunter, '39, guest of John
Freese, '37, booth committee, wore a
lovely peach net formal of Princess
style which was cleverly accented by
a ruffled cape. Her only accessor-
ies were a spray of flowers in her
A chartreuse crepe gown of floor
length was the choice of Bertha
Schmidt, Detroit, guest of Carl S.
Abbott, '37, floor committee. Her
formal was gathered above and be-
low the waist line. A net ruffle ac-
cented the hem line. Miss Schmidt's
dress was nicely contrasted by gold
Athalee Connally, Detroit, attend-
ing with Richard Dennis, '37A, dec-
orations committee, wore an unusual
light blue satin Princess model which
was fashioned with drop-shoulders
and floor length. Her half-belt of
.(Continued on Page 2)

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A Glance
,at the Dance
Walker R. A. Graham



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From 1876 To 1936;
Local eathe r
Hop Tradition Began
60 YearsAgo Friday Fails To Scare
Four Pittsburgh stogies (so adver- I
ised) were selling for dyve cents. In a g A m
The alarm clock had just been in-
ented and one "guaranteed to last By Clinton B. Conger
year" could be bought for $1.00. A little snow and ice can't stop 'em!
Gibson drawings were popular on They're coming from Nevada, Ken-
tudent walls: "When Knighthood
Vas in Flower," "Richard Carvel," tucky, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and
David Harum." Virginia. Into storm-swept Michi-
Bicycles could be stored at Leon gan have ploughed some 400 out-of-
haw's for the winter "at the low town guests to supplement the 700 or
ate of twenty-five cents a month." more co-eds and Ann Arbor girls whoj
But that was a long time after,' are attending the 1936 J-Hop
lmost 25 years after, Michigan stu-a
ents first started J-Hopping. In 1896 And through equally perilous c-
'he Michigan Daiiy was calling the cumstances of travel, from Ishpem-
ff air (contest, set-to, brawl - pick ing, Dowagiac, Iron Mountain, and
our noun) the "Twentieth Annual Houghton, possibly by dog-sled, from:
all." That is about the first written Grand Rapids and Muskegon with
oeference to what was later to become their 105 inch total of snow for the
he J-Hop. It places the date of the winter, from Windsor, Hamilton,
rst hop at 1876. Sarnia, and Toronto, Ont., come more
Most hops have ended, as some- intrepid guests to have their fling
(continued on Page 2) at the crowning social event of the
Michigan social season. The Canad-
Broadcasting ians may, of course, have come par-
tially with the intention of seeing the
J-Hop dance music was broad- Point Edward hockey team of Sarnia
cast direct from the ballroom floor battle the University of Michigan
on a full-hour program from 11:30 sextet Saturday night at the Coli-
p.m. to 12:30 a.m. over Radio Sta- seum.
tion WJR, Detroit. The appearance of the Canadians,
The broadcast was divided into however, marks a departure from the
two 39-minute programs with Jan guest list last year, in which a strict
Garber playing one half and policy of "Buy From Home Indus-
Jimmy Lunceford and his band tries" prevailed, with all the guests:
providing the music for the re- from within the confines of the Unit-
th msced States. Authorities, commenting
Facilities of the University on what may be a trend back to the
broadcasting station were used in 1908 J-Hop, with guests from Lon-
transmitting the program to WJR don, England, attributed the presence
according to Prof. Waldo M. Ab- of the Canadian contingent to the
bot, director, who shared the an- recent U. S.-Canadian pact engi-
nouncing duties with William R. neered by Roosevelt.
Dixon, '36, president of the Men's Other colleges were scooped as us-
Council. ual, with guests from South Bend,
(Continued on Page 12)

Committee Provides
Thirty-Four Booths
For Campus Groups
Thirty-four booths, the largest
number used in recent years for
the J-Hop, were assigned to the
following groups:
1. Phi Beta Delta
2. Delta Upsilon and Sigma Nu
3. Phi Mu Alpha - Sinfoian
and Alpha Kappa Lambda
4. Acacia and Lambda Chi Al-
5. Psi Upsilon
6. Theta Delta Chi and Sig-
ma Phi
7. Sigma Chi
8. Phi Sigma Kappa and Tri-
9. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi
Psi and Alpha Delta Phi
10. Delta Sigma Delta
11. Phi Kappa Sigma
12. Phi Kappa Tau
13. Lawyers' Club
14. Pi Kappa Alpha and Her-
15. Independent Engineers
16. Theta Chi
17. Patrons and Patronesses
18. Committee members
19. Delta Tau Delta
20. Xi Psi Phi and Psi Omega
21. Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha
Sigma Phi
22. Kappa Delta Rho
23. Pi Lambda Phi
34. Chi Phi
25. Phi Delta Theta
26. Independents
27. Phi Kappa Psi
28. Phi Kappa Psi
29. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
30. Forestry Club
31. Theta Xi
32. Phi Gamma Delta
33. Kappa Nu
34. A.S.C.E.

Garber And
Play At Iop
Record Crowd Attends
Climax Of Winter's
Social Events
The long line of the Grand March
formed shortly after 12:30 a.m. to-
day, marched several times around
the spacious Intramural Gymnasium,
and then brought the 1936 J-Hop to
a climax by forming the traditional
block "M" at the east end of the
A group of over 2,200, the largest in
years, led by Benjamin G. Cox, '37E,
of Terre Haute, and Virginia Lee,
also of Terre Haute, gathered to
celebrate the high point of the win-
ter social season by dancing to the
slow languid music of Jan Garber
and the swingy rhythms of Jimmy
Lunceford. Throughout the evening
many of the revelers gathered about
the two bandstands to enjoy Lunce-
ford's Harlem antics, and the superb
technique of Garber's violin playing.
Globe Featured
Ornate decorations changed the
gymnasium into a beautiful ballroom.
A large revolving globe, composed of
small hexagonal mirrors and sus-
pended from the ceiling of sky blue,
reflected the many-colored lights
directed to t by spotlights in the four
corners of the room.
The orchestras, decorated in front
and overhead by enlarged valentines,
were opposite each other in the cen-
ters of the north and south walls.
On either side of the orchestra were
the booths, with silver facades orna-
mented with large circular entrances,
and with interiors decorated in yel-
low, lined the walls.
The patrons' booth, with a large
silhouetted valentine above it, was
placed at the west end of the gym-
nasium. The east wall was covered
with yellow. The decorations were
planned by Richard Dennis, '37A.
First Couples At Ten
Beginning at 10 p.m., with the ar-
rival of the first couples, the two
bands played continuously, alternat-
ing at half hour intervals - Jan Gar-
ber on the south side of the ball-
room, with Jimmy Lunceford op-
posite him.
Couples poured into the ballroom
in a steady stream, coming from
house parties and formal dinner
dances. The crowd steadily in-
creased until the beginning of the
Grand March found the transformed
gymnasium packed to capacity.
The patrons' booth was crowded by
a large number of dignitaries, Uni-
versity administrators, faculty mem-
bers, and parents of committee mem-
bers. More than 200 people were in-
cluded on the list of patrons and pa-
Late Edition Of Extra
To Appear Saturday
The second edition of the 1936 J-
Hop Extra, carrying a picture of the
Grand March just completed and
candid camera pictures taken at the
dance, will appear early this morning.
Copies may be obtained by tele-
phoning orders to the Student Pub-
lications Building offices of The

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