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Thursdoy, September 9, 1971

Page -Four THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, September 9, 1971


'U' housing: It ain't much but it's home

"All I want is a room some-
where," sings Eliza Doolittle.
In most cases, that room is the
basic requirement of University
students, but within that frame-
work there are many variables.
The University provides a wide
range of housing situations to suit
the needs of its students.
By far, the most popular place
for freshmen are the dormitories.
Though they range in age and

gone coed, some to the extent of
alternating male and female
rooms on one corridor. Restric-
tions on women's hours have
been removed, and during the
summer even the bar on cohabi-
tation in the dorms was lifted.
Dorm security measures have
been stepped up over the past
year, in an effort to curb the
small number of voyeurs in the
girls' dorms. As a result, some
dorms will be instituting key and



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All of them require residents to
put in a few hours of work a
week, either cooking meals or
cleaning up the house.
Oxford housing, the University
co-ops, includes several houses
designated as language houses.
Residents at these co-ops attempt
to put their knowledge of a lan-
guage to work, talking in French,
German, or Russian, and holding
special parties and film nights.
International House in the Ox-
ford complex provides a home for
both American and foreign stu-
dents, interested in living in
cosmopolitan atmosphere.
The ICC co-ops are run more
flexibly than the University
houses and provide a wide range
of living conditions. Some, such
as the purple - painted Minnie's
House, house about 20-30 stu-
dents, in old renovated houses..
Another 250 students live in the
ten house complex that makes up
North Campus co-op. Arranged
in a courtyard, thehhouses pro-
vide their own kitchens for stu-
dents to cook in, though the co-op
as a whole eats in two dining
As co-op living becomes in-
creasingly popular, ICC is cdn-
tinually looking for buildings for
new co-ops. This year, for in-
stance, the Washtenaw Co-op will
take over the building which for-
merly housed the Delta Phi Ep-
silon sorority.
The fate of Delta Phi Epsilon
is indicative of the problems that
have racked fraternities and sor-
orities over the past few years.
Though a-small core of students
still choose to go "Greek," the
declining memberships h a v e
forced many houses to close
However, if you want to get to
know a group of about 40 people
really well, want a little more
structure to your living situation
(for example, rush parties and
after-football game parties) and
living quarters which are semi-
luxurious, a frat or sorority may
be the place for you.
And if you want just the latter
advantage, many frats and sor-

next to you)
complete supplies for any pet including

orities are opening theii' doors to
boarders, now that their mem-
berships are going down.
As the University only pro-
vides housing for about 8,000 of
its students,. a large number of
people end up living in apart-
ments. Apartment - living, while
offering the freedom to choose

who you want to live with, as well
as what and when you want to
eat, has some disadvantages..
Not only must one learn to
deal with Ann Arbor landlords,
one must also take part in the
"apartment hunt", a January
ritual which finds apartment and
house dwellers chasing all over

Ann Arbor looking for the per-
fect spot - and finding them dis-
appearing right under their "eyes
even in early February.
And if you can't get excited
over any of these possibilities,
don't worry. People have been
known to live on couches in the

Ann Arbor dope scene:
'The grass is greener',

If you've never tried mari-
juana, chances are you'll try it
soon. If you smoke it often, you'll
probably find that it is better
and cheaper in Ann Arbor.
Figures on the number of pot-
users in the area can never be
exact, but the general concensus
of those aware of the situation is
that some 85 per cent of Univer-
sity students have tried mari-
juana or hashish at least once,
and nearly 50 per cent use it with
some regularity.
Thus, although marijuana is an
illegal drug and although the
possession of it under state law
is punishable for up to 10 years
in jail-pot is everywhere in the
University community.'
From University dorm rooms
to weddings in the Arb, and from
impromptu parties on the Diag
to dances at the Union, joints,
pipes and students float freely.
Where are the police? The po-
lice are rounding up those fool-
hardy souls who light up in
front of the UGLI without notic-
ing the man in blue nearby, or
those who are stopped for a driv-
ing violation only to have a rou-
tine search produce half an ounce
of weed, or those who live and
smoke in politically-oriented com-
munes which naturally tend to
come under suspicion by the of-
But a locked door and com-
mon sense will keep the average
pot-smoker from the law. Also.

Businessmen supply pot users

Eating a la dormitory

tropical fish


and more

architecture styles from Tudor-
design Stockwell to neo-penal
South Quad, the dorms all provide
the opportunity to get to meet
new students.
While dormitory rooms are
usually decorated in early-blecch,
they do provide some special fa-
cilities - libraries, snack bars,
pinball rooms, pingpong tables,
study and sewing rooms - that
other University facilities don't
All but three of the dorms have

pass card systems in the fall to
prevent outsiders from entering
the dorm unescorted.
After one year, many students,
tired of "quaddie-burgers" and a
bathroom shared by 20 people,
want to branch out of the dorms.
Many of them choose to enter co-
There are three types of co-ops
on campus, those run by the Uni-
versity, those runs by the Inter-
Cooperative Council (ICC), and
those that make it on their own.

the smart marijuana user makes
sure he knows the people he
smokes with as police informers
are not uncommon on campus.
Even at fraternities of after-
game beer parties where beer
and pretzels once reigned su-
preme, pot and "munchies" have
generally taken over. And even
businessmen have jumped into
the scene, supplying the "stoned"
generation with hundreds of
styles of pipes and rolling papers
to choose among, all available at
local pipe stores, drug stores,
or 'head' shops.
Marijuana prices range with
the quality and amount in cir.
culation throughout the year,
but prices are generally $10-$I5
for an ounce. Hashish averages
about five dollars a gram. A.3 a
general rule, it's always a good
idea to know the person you buy

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Last March, Ann Arbor's City
Council passed a city ordinance
which lowered penalties fo: miari-
Juana possession in the city, mak-
ing it a misdemeanor, punish-
able for up to only 90 days in
The state law continues to la-
bel possession as a felony and
with the passage of the city or-
dinance, the city is free to pro-
secute a defendant under 'either
Despite the new ordinance,
however, the half aE dozen mari-
juana cases since that time have
all been prosecuted under the
state law.
Police Chief Walter Krasny
has said that general policy has
been to prosecute with the state
law is a "large quantity" of mari-
juana was in the possession of
the defendant.
Krasny did not define how
much a "large quantity" of mari-
juana is, saying instead that in
cases where the defendant had a
trivial amount in his pocket, he
would be prosecuted under the
city ordinance.
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