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February 13, 1937 - Image 1

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3,000 GAY DANCERS
JAM HOP BALLROOM

SOUVENIR
J-HOP EXTRAJ

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PHEARST
EDITION

Vol. XLVIi. Ann Arbor, Michigan, Saturday, February 13, 1937 Price 10 Cents

RECORD
Hop Parade
Is Rainbow.
Of Fashion
Colorful Gowns Blend
Strikingly With Soft
Ballroom Setting
By MARY WILLIAMS
Youth and beauty were plentiful at
the ball last night with gorgeous girls
vying with gorgeous gowns to attract
the attention of the numerous swains
with which the place was swarming.
From our seat among the patrons we
could hardly tear our eyes away from
the colorful panorama before us to
admire the classic blue and silver
architecture of the ballroom, which
the decorations boys had whipped up
in the twinkling of an eye, or maybe
two twinklings. Anyway it takes
genius.
Whirling in and out among the
swaying couples we caught a glimpse
of Gladys Carlson, Grand Rapids
belle, who came as a guest of Dick
May, music chairman, looking very
much like the first rose of summer in
her dusty pink satin and white, el-
bow-length gloves. ~,
Ruffles, Dots And Taffeta
After gazing surreptitiously sev-
eral times at Barbara Johnson, '38, -
and Jane Elspass, '40, we came to the

CROWD.AT DANCE

The Grand March

Hoffman, Odell Lead;
Olsen And Hines Play

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Committee Provides
Thirty-Two Booths
For Campus Groups
Thirty-two booths in Intra-
mural gymnasium were assigned
by the J-Hop committee to the
following campus organizations:
1. Acacia
2. Alpha Chi Sigma
4. Alpha Kappa Lambda, Al-
pha Kappa Kappa and
Hermitage
3. Alpha Rho Chi, Delta Kap-
pa Epsilon and Alpha Delta
Phi
5. Alpha Sigma Phi
6. Alpha Tau Omega
7. American Society of Civil
Engineers
8. Beta Theta Pi
9. Chi Phi
10. Delta Sigma Phi
11. Delta Tau Delta
12. Delta Upsilon
13. Forestry Club
14. Independents
15. Lambda Chi Alpha
16. Lawyers Club
17. Kappa Nu and Phi Delta
Upsilon
18. Kappa Sigma and Delta
Theta Phi

The curtain rose on a week-end of
between-semester gaiety at 11 p.m.
last night when almost 3,000 dancers
at the 1938 J-Hop were present for
the Grand March around the huge
Intramural Gymnasium.
The throng, largest in recent J-Hop
history, was led in the march by
Louis G. Hoffman, chairman, Glen-
coe, Ill., and Frances Odell, '38, High-
land Park.
Earl "Father" Hines and George
Olsen were there to fill the vast gym-
nasium with music that was both
sweet and hot.
Hines, one of the greatest of
swing pianists, was the rhythmical
Radio carried J-Hop music to
the nation last night. Earl Hines
and his band were heard over WJR
from midnight to 12:30 a.m.; then
the Columbia Broadcasting Sys-
tem joined with WJR to broadcast
the music of George Olsen's or-
chestra until 1 a.m.
center of attention together with the
electric guitar and organ which fea-
ture Olsen's "music of tomorrow."
Simple and sophisticated decora-
tions transformed the gymnasium
into a beautiful ballroom. A modern,
semi-classical trend borrowed from
Europe dominated the scene.
Soft Light Floods Room

-Drawing by James Anger.

exciting conclusion that they must 29 Phi Beta Delta Booths around the edge of the
have gone into a huddle over their W hy Youngsters Go To J-H ops 2. Phi Delta Theta dance floor were set apart by tow-
attire for the evening to avoid any 21. Phi Gamma Delta ering silver columns. Booth deora-
fights when they were together with In Only One Quotation 22. Phi Kappa Psi tions were in light blue. The ceiling,
Ernest Pederson and Fred Geib, co- 23. Phi Kappa Tau amber-colored near the booths, melt-
chairman of the booth committee. EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Fuller is, na- (Those persons who actually and 24. Phi Sigma Kappa ed into duskiness above the center
Their color scheme was just too per- turally, not to be held responsible for honestly like to dance, as everybody 25. Phi Sigma Delta of the floor. At the east end of
ecBabr inodrstaf t he folowing intervirw which is in aca vrbd 5 h im et fthe looranheestweendeof
fet-Barbara in old rose taffeta ith our pglicy of aensationalizing knows, do not attend the Hop, so Mr. 26. Phi Upsilon the ballroom four dancers were de-
moire with cute little short sleeves the news through false quotations. Fuller naturally excluded them from 27. Sigma Alpha Mu, Zeta Beta picted in large panels.
and a full skirt and Jane in a lus- By NED HORNER STEAL his classification). Tau and Phi Epsilon Pi Lighting was indirect, flowing from
cious shade of deep acqua taffeta, W Thus having disposed of the soci- 28. Sigma Chi canopies above each booth, and re-
with silver-faced ruffles for sleeves s .Com nting on this question from ological aspects of the problem, Mr. 29. Sigma Phi Epsilon e large stars hun above the
and tiny silver dots sprinkled all a sociological angle, Richard Fuller of Fuller, slowly puffing his pipe, turned 30. Theta Chi Henry W. Ruifrok, '38A, Saginaw,
over the skirt. the sociology department last night his attention to political considers- 35. Theta Xi headed the decorations committee.
Jane Lewis, chairman of the pa- said: ,"e.", teols. Although refusing to say defi- 32. Theta Delta Chi and Sigma From the arrival of the first couples
trons committee, was seen ingol nitely whether the J-Hop falls inhi
satin The high neckline of her Mr. Fuller pointed out that defi- conservative or liberal ranks, he at 10 p.m. the two bands played con-
nite sociological motives, to say noth-~ t or l h tinuously, alternating in 30-minute
gown became a single strap in the ing of psychological motives, have pointed out that Governor MrphyA nA b rH g
middle of the back and a royal purple inefeonog s. in ailwho heads the patron list, is a Dem- n periods-Earl Hines on the north side
chiffon cape was flung back from her defiite efectron JHopenFinacialicrat
motives, incidentally, he inferred, The Philosophical Aspects Little J - op Is Dignitaries Nimerousbll
shoulders in a devil-may-care fa- also have definite effects on these ThsdpoigftepltcaaCulspurdnote
shion. She wore gold accessories and phenomena. Thus disposing of the political as-
was attended by J. Vincent Aug, '36. For instance, why does one go to a pects of the problem, Mr. Fuller in a steady stream, coming from
dwelt on te phhousepipartieseoandhformalssdinner
Winter Makes An Entrance J-Hop? dwelt on the philosophical side of the asuepnddances. With the beginning of the
Janet Lambert, '37, came tripping Three Categories sange picture of a student, spo armai
iniegod anal wthGibeting $50 to sit in the dark with a girl, Plans for the 1937 University of Grand Marchth gyns wa
in in gold sandals with Gilbert Mr. Fuller said he didn't know. He with a lot of people looking on, when Michigan J-Hop were thrown into packed to capacity.
Phares, chairman of the building offered the suggestion, however, that he could sit in the dark with her for consternation yesterday by the an- The patrons' booth was crowded
committee. She was sporting an there might be three classes of per- about 100 per cent less cost, with no- nouncement that Ann Arbor High with more than 200 dignitaries, Uni-
orange and gold pleated crepe form- sons who attend the J-Hopd versity administrators, faculty me -
al with gold flowers on the shoulders. These are: (1) Those who like to "It must be the gregarious instinct tonight. bers, and parents of committee mem-
Jean Rich, '40, guest of Paul Stol- be seen there and have their names in mankind," Mr. Fuller said..bes.
ler, publicity chairman, added a in The Daily; (2) Those who can find Official name of this newest threat A round of house parties, dinners,
wintry note to the scene with her no other way to hold girls in their University students, means wanting to the success of the Hoffman boy s and other entertainment will follow
white chiffon gown, bound around arms; (3) Others. This last category to be with people, i.e., the herd in- party is "Little J-Hop. It will start on the heels of the J-Hop and con-
the neck and arms with gold kid. Her is largely made up, The Daily was stinct.) at 9:30 p.m., following the basketball tinue through Sunday. Some groups
belt consisted of gold leaves and she informed by reliable sources, of Gov- Admitting that there are other game between Ann Arbor High and have already begun this supplemen-
wore matching slippers. ernor Murphy and the few members aspects to the J-Hop problem, such Battle Creek. tary social program. Dozens of Hop
We turned around just in time to of the faculty who do not fall into as teaching elementary arithmetic to Everyone is welcome to the "Little breakfasts will be held just before
(Continued on Page 2) groups one and two. (Continued on Page 2) J-Hop." . dawn today.
READ VERA HOOLEY'S THRILLING LOVE STORY ON PAGE 9
-Entered at the Post Office at Ann Arbor, Mich, as second class mail matter.

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