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THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDA
Stops Centering Vegetables by Drawing Cart(

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MEe f l and Chris Kruger watch Mrs.
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By NORMA SUE WOLFE
"You get awfully tired of cen-
tering vegetables," the vivacious,
dark-haired clerk at the south desk
of East Quadrangle explained.
"It got to the point where I
knew how many letters there were
in imashed potatoes' and this
bothered me."
So. Mrs. Richard Krachenberg,
known to the boys in Eat Quad
as simply "Liz," started "uncen-
tering." She drew cartoons on the
top, sides and bottom of daily
menus.
While the reporter thumbed
through her accumulation of
menus for the past two years, Mrs.
Krachenberg told ab'out how she
got her laughing start.
Majors in Art
"I was an art and sculpture ma-
jor at Washington University in
St. Louis," she reminisced.
And there was an emaciated
boy running up the side of the
menu and holding a coffeepot in
one hand, a cup in the other, say-
ing, "One more blue book and I'm
going to die."
The summer after graduation
was eventful for Liz. First she
landed a job in a toy factory.
"We made puppets," she said.
"It was uproarious all day. I
laughed and laughed and laughed."
Gets Fired
She was fired after two weeks.
Next she worked in a depart-
ment store and assumed a secre-
tarial post at a maternity hos-
pital.
"With no experience whatso-
ever, I had to make up the pay-
roll," she complained. "I left."
"'Scuse me, please," a young
man interrupted, as he walked up
to Mrs. Krachenberg in the quad-
rangle lounge, "but I have brought
my own sleeping bag and will need
no linen for my cot. How much
cheaper will it be?'
Teaches Children
That fall, she taught children
about art; she "just loved it."
And then she found a full-time
career--marriage.
After the passage of the East
Quad Frisbee Ruling this year,
Liz used it as a basis for her car-
toon the following day. A dejected
boy stood in the courtyard-fris-
bee in hand, head bowed - and
said, "Bet the Kappas will let us
play in their yard."
"We most have looked like
'Okies,' " Mrs. Krachenberg said,
describing her family's arrival in
Ann Arbor. In the back seat of
their car were a diaper pail, flow-
ers, a bird cage and young Krach-
enberg.

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A picnic for University students
fr m New Jersey has been ar-
ran"ed for June 20 at 3 p.m. in
Rolling Meadows Echo Lake Park
in Westfield.
The University Club of suburban
Now Jei soy will provide coffee.
Current lists of New Jersey stu-
dents on campus are available in
the Alumni Secretary's office in the
League.

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BEFORE, AFTER AND CONSISTENTL--In the upper right-hand corner, superimposed on the background of a January breakfast, is a Quadrangle resident with
typical before-final blues. After the panty raid on the Hill this March and along with a breakfast menu for cereal or fried eggs, the men in East Quad gat a taste of soap
flakes and a washing machine. A Quad resident is seem rinsing out his booty-that is to say, panties: On the left is the perpetual problem-raiser, with his same old song
and dance.

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Liz doesn't do all the art work
on the menus. After posting them,
she's 'found that she often gets
replies, such as, "The person who
draws these pictures should be an
artist, not a cook."
Or someone crosses out her de-
scription of a vegetable juice as
"tomato" and inserts "blood clot."
Krachenberg started school and
his wife started work. The job of
East Quad deskclerk was suddenly
work in a laughing manner.
Shortly after getting the job, Liz
filled by someone who took her
stopped serious centering and
started mirthful menus.
"I think most people are funny,
but they worry about things more.
Also, there are complaints like
"Still no pizza? How come?"

"Oh hi, Fred." ,
There was a girl, standing on
the menu and frantically pulling
her hair. The caption read, "Four
wrong buzes from Tyler."
Recalls Problem
"That's when girls lived in East
Quad and we had a faulty buzzing
system," Liz recalled. "If we rang
room 328, then the phones in 228
and 428 would also ring:
"And all the girls would come
flocking down to the desk, looking
for their callers."
She laughed.
"There was one girl whose phone
rang by accident almost contin-
ually. She had a sore foot and
lived further from the desk than
anyone."
The girl left that February.
"I don't kiow if they're very
funny," Liz said about her menus.
"They seem to appeal to the fel-
lows, though.

"But really,, I can draw." Then
what does she call the cartoons?
"Just strictly scribbles," she said.
Several East Quadders said they
thought the menus were "cute."
Evidently, they like Mrs. Krachen-
berg, too; she was just initiated as
a Quadrant.
A boy came into the lounge to

play his scales on the piano. An-
other walked by and gave her a
great big smile.
Liz pointed to a menu covered
with bearded students. "Everyone
had beards then. Makes you won-
der if stock in Gillette has gone
down," she said.
And how about the future?

"I love it here, but I really want
to carve-do woodcuts," she an-
swered.
And then there's the droopy-
eyed, sickly-looking student, with
many small circles arranged in
rows on his cheek. The caption
(see cartoon) reads, "It is NOT
contagious!-I feel* asleep typing."

L KROSSWORD

No. 27

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