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February 15, 1941 - Image 1

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Weather +Editorial
Rain Or Snow ~ iL' 1 5~I JIJ Dan Cupid
You Won't Know - Speaks His Piece . . .
Saturday, February 15, 1941 Vol. LI. Price: 10 Cents
You'll See '1 1opSpe-idor Tihril
These Folks 41 m 0-
At The Hop ...
BENNY GOODMAN Swanky Crowd Of 3,000

~/ I
Name the biggest dance spots
in the country, the top radio pro-
grams, the greatest "swing" movies,
the highest fees-and you'll find
that at one time or another, the
name of Benny Goodman has been
fitted with them all.

GENE KRUPA

GLORIFY THE MALE .. . Chairman Perry And His Guest
The original intent of this issue
was to glorify the male human
animal by revealing the vast intel- Ad dsG al a \ote
lectual, physical and spiritual
superiority which he holds over
the female of the species. The'ToV ee en
whole business went awry, how-
ever, when copy began pouring in- Michigan's great Intramural Build-
to the editors lauding not the male ing, a fantasy of color and music,
but the female, admitting and de- looked down on the first edition of
lighting in the golden chain which the 1941 J-Hop tonight as more than
woman has around every man. 3,000 students from all over the Unit-
Men are physically and intel- ed States and even abroad danced
lectually superior-but there re- away a semester of reality and work.
mains an indefinable essence Valentine's Day coincided with the
which overwhelms and stupifies date of the weekend's first dance
the male whenever he attempts to and added the subtle glamor of ro-
exercise his apparent power over mance to the flare of gaiety.
the weaker sex. Checked in the spacious check-
Working with these facts we, rooms, beside the pile of assorted
the editors, were forced to admit top-hats and white scarves were
that the male is only a Hercules sober thoughts of military service
whistling i a forest of summer and grade cards, and on the floor
and warm smells. He is complete- slippers moved to the music of two
ly at the mercy of whatever subtle of the nation's top swing bands.
power may overwhelm him, may Music For The Evening
force him to turn his strength The weird music of Raymond
against himself and delight in do t.Scott's Quintet was supplemented by
the fast and melodic rhythms of
Gene Krupa and his hand. Fem-
mine musical interest for the eve-
de ning was Irene Day, the star vocalist
J-Hop Leaders with Krupa.
F rP To hundreds of glamor bedecked
u tQcoeds the dance was the romantic
social event of the year, and Michi-
Sgan men found themselves at the
Before M szenith of their masculine glory, each
bearing on his arm his Queen of
Hearts.
An experiment in flesh and blood J-Hop Committee Chairman Lee
was led by the J-Hop committee Perry expressed his satisfaction with
today as 1200 glamorized males led the success the dance enjoyed and
their dates to the maze to see if two looked forward to Saturday night's
nights with the same Valentine is informal dance with the music of
bearable. Benny Goodman. His satisfaction was
Carol Glidden had a long train LEE PERRY and MISS CAROL GLIDDEN shared by his fellow committee mem-
ride from Queens Village, Long Is- LIbers Dick Arbuckle, Jeanne Goudy,
land, to think over the Lee Perry S. Che Tang, Bob Collins, Phyllis
offer to lead the Hop. She didn't get Waters, Paul Sampson, Carolyn Den-
off at Buffalo, so look for her in a These re The Peopl3e vviorm field, Lou Carpenter, Bruce Hart-
gray and black taffeta and velvet wick, Jim Rossman and Frances Aar-
gown with a high-backed bodice. onson.
Miss Glidden's formal is made with You EleO 'td.oThor mitee Colorful Decorations
sleeves, contrary to Lee's wishes. The splendor of the dance decora-
May Ding, of China and Boston, One powerful personality was needed to put this J-Hop into the oomph tions provided a suitable background,
is present with S. Che Tang. Miss category: the class of '42 decided that it would take thirteen of its mem- with streams of color rising up from
Ding will appear in a native Chinese bers to supply that amount of brain power. It was a cold and blustry day theflo or toward the high ceiling.
formal to contrast with the stan- the afternoon of elections, and only the strong-armed managed to get The two orchestras were seated on
dardized co-ed types, their friends down to the polls. The athletes who thus succeeded were: raised platforms at the sides of the
Deena Beiber, '43, who is attend- Lee Perry, General Chairman wins his point by forcing an extra amount dance hall and as they played, beams
ing with Syd Aronson, will wear a of firey energy behind that almost ever-present smile. Lee gets his business of light added a dramatic note to the
long-torso gown in blue crepe. Me- experience nursing a young drug-- evening.
tallic accents lend sophistication to store at the Phi Delt House where Club. and chairman of Mortar and The dance officially began at 10
the dress which is besleeved and be- p.m., but until midnight a stream
backed. he counts the obols every evening. Pestle, the Pharmacists annual blow- of taxis, cars and special busses drove
Agnes Crow, '42, has chosen tur- He blusters about in the student sen- up. past the great doors, leaving off pas-
quoise silk jersey as her medium to ate when he isn't arranging dates Bob Collins, booths, takes minutes sengers who had spent weeks think-
Robert Collins' approval. The shirred for his fraters in his capacity of social at Triangle meetings, stretches often ing of the affair. Business was so
top has a heart-shaped neckline; chairman. to show his hockey muscles. Push- good for the local transportation
medium low back. Rhinestone ac- companies that at scarcely any time
cents will prevent her from being Dick Arbuckle, publicity, looks to ing the puck around a few nights a during the night were cabs or rented
obscured. his future of posing for collar-ads. week has got him a place in the cars available.
Barbara Swarthout, of Jackson, His 4-H club appearance is the re- M club. Bob is known for seeing the Midnight At The J-Hop
will keep James Rossman busy this aoe fui g eiggav ou other side of the story, for express- At midnight the dance was in full
an evening, imbibing a gallon af milk swing so that the great floor was
weekend. Miss Swarthout was so each day, and gushing oil in Erie, ing the other viewpoint; ought to sem g erydh.I the
overjoyed at the J-Hop invitation Pa. Dick gave up his job as drummer join the Chicago Roundtable. booths along the walls prearranged
that she didn't choose her gown un- -bothstaeongOthT.C. soprevrrange
til Jim wired his choice yesterday boy in the R.O.T.C. to have more Phyllis Waters, music, has been plans for early morning J-Hop break-
tJimn edy hiswhoice yesteaytime to develop muscles in the Sports working on the melody side of cam- fasts were discussed, and talk between
Jeanne Gaudy, who is accompanied Building pool. pus projects since freshman days. the Queens of Hearts and their es-
by Joseph W. Foote, '41, will charm Jeanne Goudy, general secretary, Choral Union rehearsals keep her corts was soft and romantic.
in light pink crepe; a gown with keeps the Ensian office supplied with busy during the hours she is not re- Occasionally throughout the ball-
three-quarter sleeves, and a braided smiles as she dashes between the Pub-' hearsing singers for JGP. Phyllis room photographers' bulbs flashed
bodice, tomorrow evening. lications Building and JGP meetings. will be around to tap with the Wy- and records were made to preserve
Mary Major, '41, who is the guest She helps at Ruthven Teas, as sub- vern girls in the spring, does duty as at least part of the evening.
of Richard Arbuckle, will, wear pink social chairman, when she isn't social chairman at the Theta house, Even those who found themselves
and green flowered print tomorrow changing light bulbs at the Tri Delt and has that love-light in her eyes. tired and sleepy after the first eve-
night. The dress has a V-neck, and house in her position of assistant Others on the committee are: Paul ning looked ahead to the closing
Yoked shoulders, and is accented house manager, or singing Damn Sampson, tickets; Carolyn Denfield, dance of the weekend when Benny
wih brow accessories. Damn with Wyvern- patrons; S. Che Tang, buildings; Lou Goodman, the king of modern swing,
Syd Aronson, booths, mixes up stuff Carpenter, patrons; Bruce Hartwick, will play for the closing dance.
-Catereatthe ePast Oice at Ann Arbor, at the Pharmacy school where he is decorations, Jim Rossman, buildings; All in all the dance was a tre-
Mic., as secnd cass sin matter, vice-president of the Apothecaries and Frances Aaronson, favors. mendous success.
U Be Our alentine....?

One of tonight's dance bands is
that of Gene Krupa, the mad
drummer boy, who rose through
Benny Goodman's band into a po-
sition of national prominence as
one of the swing leaders of the na-
tion.

RAYMOND SCOTT

Number three feature for the
1941 J-Hop is the Raymond Scott
Quintet, players of the fantastic
tunes cooked up by their prolific
leader.
Will 1Y(

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