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Be a phone jockey
Some people simply thrive on telephone conversations.;The receiver
is just an extension of their ears. If that describes you, Community
Switchboard could use your help. The Switchboard is currently looking
for volunteers to staff its phones. Community Switchboard answers
questions about events, gives ride information, and provides referrals
to service agencies. Community Switchboard invites anyone
interested in performing this public service, to attend a mass meeting
January 21, 1979 at 7 p.m. in its offices at 508 N. Main. Additional
information can be obtained between the hours of one and seven by
calling the switchboard at 663-1111.
The day of the penny novel is long gone and the Ann Arbor Public
Library is certainly happy about it. The Library Association's
December book sale grossed about $10,500. The Library is able to
make a 100 per cent profit because the sale is staffed by volunteers and
all items sold are donated. The Library also received some donations
which have been added to its own permanent collection.
As 1969 opened, the turmoil on campuses across the country
continued Without let-up. On Jan. 10, 1969 striking teachers at San
Francisco State defied a court temporary restraining order and
resumed their places on a picket line in front of the campus. On the
East Coast, meanwhile, the president of Brandeis offered amnesty to a
group of black students who took over the building housing the school's
communications system-but the offer was turned down. And 15
members of the Afro-American Society took over the administration
building of 104-year-old Swarthmore College, saying they would
remain inside until their demands were met by administrators.
STUDENTS, FACULTY POLLED:
The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, January 10, 1079-Page 3
Opinions shape Union's future
By ADRIENNE LYONS
The University Office of Student
Services (OSS) yesterday finished
surveying more than 300 students and
about 100 faculty members in an effort
to gauge campus attitudes towards
revitalizing the Michigan Union.
Officials of OSS, which would take
over control of the Union under a plan
before the Regents, said results of the
survey will be presented at the Regents
meeting later this month. David
Thompson, an OSS researcher,
cautioned that he is unsure how reliable
the results will be.
"IT'S A QUICK survey to see what
the students want in the Union,"
Thompson said. He added that
this "preliminary survey" would
probably lead to a more detailed study:
in' the future. "No one intends to
implement planning based on this
test," Thompson said.
The interviews were conducted by
students who were paid $2 for each
completed questionnaire. The survey
asked how frequently individuals felt
they would use potential Union
facilities such as cafeteria or bowling
One change being considered would
be the conversion of the Union's hotel
space into dorm rooms for students.
The OSS plan retains 12 rooms as hotel
rooms. Most students support
conversion of the hotel rooms to dorms,
according to Kate Rubin, Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) vice-
"I think that space for students'
organizations is needed," Rubin said.
"It will also be interesting to get
reactions of students who are under 21
years old as some people had expressed
a desire for a Rathskellar Bar."
The results of the study must be filed
with the Regents by January 17, along
with other data from the American
Association of College Unions on other
campus student unions in the country.
The first non-stop flight from Europe
to the United States was completed in
1930 by two Frenchmen.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10,1979
Ctr. Afro-American/African Studies: Denys Blell,
"The Creoles of Sierra Leone 1787 to the 1890's:
Imagery Metamorphoses and Creole Romantic.Self-
Images," 346 Old. Arch, noon.
Ctr. Russian/East European Studies: Benjamin A.
Stolz, "The Future of Slavic Language Teaching in
the United States," Commons Rm., Lane Hall, noon.
Physica/Astronomy: .J. H. Rose, "Small Electron-
Hole Droplets," 296 Denson, 4 p.m.
Ind./Oper. Eng.: Jack R. Lohman, Stanford-U.,
"Capital Budgeting Procedures for Investment and
Borrowing Decisions," 229W. Eng., 4p.m.
Chemical Eng.: Brice Carnaham, "An
Introduction to Digital Computers and Computing
Languages, Nat. Sci. Aud.. 7:30 p.m.
Be lo vedex frca
HEWLETT hp PACKARD Demonstration
Thursday, Jan. 11-Friday, Jan. 12
10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
MR. CHUCK PALY, factory representative from Hewlett Packard, will be at
Ulrich's Books to demonstrate and answer your questions about Hewlett-
A rather large "family" was deeply
touched by Elsie Gerace's death.
Gerace, who died January 5, 1979, was
the much-loved house mother of the
now defunct fraternity Tau Delta Phi.
The fraternity's local chapter has
been non-existent since 1970, but among
those who were active during its prime,
it was widely held that Gerace was
"one of the greatest ladies that was
GERACE CAME to what is now the
Old Hoover Mansion at 2015 Washtenaw
in 1948 and resided there until 1960.
Lee Brooks, a 1953 University
graduate, discovered Gerace selling
pizza in Coney Island, New York. The
house had been plagued with a number
of bad cooks, and so Brooks decided to
lure Gerace to,.Ann Arbor. After the
restaurant she had been working at
went out of business, she consented to
give the University-and the fraternity
Brooks said 'he told his fraternity
brothers that while he had in fact foundI
a new cook, this woman should be con-
sidered a new iember of their
,"family" instead of just a new em-
ployee. Suffering from indigestion and
other maladies' associated with bad
meals, the fraternity was eager to meet
Gerace. Brooks recounts that "she
came as a cook and then immediately
become a mother."
IN ADDITION to being a marvelous
cook, Gerace was a sort of "Ann Arbor
Ann Landers" to the fraternity, its
members reported. She was as willing
to help solve a boy's academic problem
as to cook him breakfast at 4 a.m. Af-
ter retiring from her job, Gerace
frequently visited "her boys" in their
Born in Russia in 1891, Gerace began
helping her son and son-in-law in their
restaurant business after becoming a
THlE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LXXXIX. No. X3
wednesday .Januarv 10, 1979
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widow in 1943. Though she had little
formal education, Gerace had a lifelong
interest in the arts. Fraternity brother
Dennis Aaron said he admired Gerace
for what he believed to be her three}
most important loves in life, "music,
her children, and 'her boys'."
549 East University Ave.
Ann Arbor, Michigan' 48104
Daily Photo by MAUREEN OMALLEY
These school boys from the Island of Nassau in the Bahamas
frolicked in the warm (75-801 weather which prevailed there last
week. It was hard to resist a dive into the clear, inviting Caribbean
waters, and these youngsters didn't even try.
Cinema Guild-Easy Living, Old Arch Aud., 7, 9:05 p.m.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Blazing Saddles 7, 10:20, The Twelve
Chairs, 8:40, Aud. A Angell Hall.
Center for Afro-American, African Studies-Denys Blell "The
"Creoles of Sierra Leone 1787 to the 1890's: Imagery Metamorphoses
and Creole Romantic Self-Images" noon, 346 Old Arch.
Center for Russian, East European Studies-Benjamin Stolz; "The
Future of Slavic language Teaching in the United States," noon,
Commons Room Lane HAIll.
Engineering - Jack Lohmann, "Capital Budgeting Procedures for
Investment and Borrowing Decisions", 4 p.m., Room 229 West
Chemical Engineering - Brice Carnahan - "An Introduction to
Digital Computers and Computing Languages, 7:30, Nat. Sci. Aud.
Commission for Women - meeting at noon, 2549 LS&A.
AKTSIA - meeting at 4 p.m. UGLI multi-purpose room.
Sunday Gay Discussion -reorganization meeting, 7 p.m., 508
StudentCounseling Office - meeting for all those interested in
becoming counselors, 7 p.m., 1018 Angell Hall.
Union of Students for Israel - open meeting, 7:30, Hillel, 1429 Hill St.
Sports - Wrestling, Michigan vs. Leigh. 7:30, Crisler Arena.
American Zionist Youth Foundation - office hours 3-5 p.m. Hillel,
1429 Hill St.
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