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The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 13, 1981-Page 3

New director wants
a prettier UGLI



TheUGLI is ugly, according to its new
director, but that may soon change.
Dave'Norden, 34, took over the reigns
of the University Undergraduate
Library October 20. He replaced long-
time director Rose-Grace Faucher,
who retired in August.
"I'D LIKE to take a stab at changing
the physical appearance of the
4building," Norden said. "It needs to be
an inviting and appealing place to come'
and study.,,
Norden said that changes he is con-
sidering include repainting, carpeting
some floors, and rearranging the fur-
niture toincrease study space.
One of Norden's top priorities is to
teach students how to use libraries and
gather information. He said the un-

dergraduate library is a place where
students can develop information
gathering skills which can later be ap-
plied in research oriented libraries
such as the Natural Science and
Medical libraries.
THE UGLI'S strict fining policy,
which contrasts with many other cam-
pus libraries, will probably not be
changed soon. "We have to do-what we
can to make students responsible with
library materials," 'Norden said.
"Fines are the chief way of doing this."
A new computerized circulation
system, due to be installed within the
next year, will allow better record-
keeping, and thus may result in some
fining policy revisions, he said.
A common student concern is library
See NEW, Page 5

The Sunday Funnies, Ann Arbor's own comedy troup, will be performing
today and tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at the Schorling Auditorium in the School of
Education, Tickets for the UAC production are $2 at Ticket Central, $2.50 at
the door.
Mediatrics-Airplane, Nat. Sci., 7, 8:45 & 10:20 p.m.
Gargoyle-A Little Romance, Rm. 100, Hutchins Hall (Law School), 7 & 9
Alternative Action-The Front, MLB 3, 7 & 9 p.m.
Cinema II-The Last Metro, Aud. A, Angell, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Aud. A, Angell, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
AAFC-Caveman, MLB 4, 7& 9:40 p.m;
Cinema Guild-I Am Curious (Yellow), Lorch Hall, 7 & 9 p.m.
A2 Chinese Bible Class-Univ. Reformed Church, 7:30 p.m. Questions or
rides call 996-4297 or 764-9431.
Int'l Student Fellowship-Mtg., 4100 Nixon Rd., 7 p.m. Info call 994-4669.
Open to all foreign students.
Mexican Assoc. of Students-Mtg., Int. Center, 7-10 p.m.
Dickens Fellowship-Open Mtg., "In a Pickwinian Sense," Leckie Rm.,
236 Hutchins Hall, 8 p.m.,
CEW-Single MIothers' Support Group, 2nd floor of Huron Valley National
Bank Bfdg., North Univ. & S. Thayer, 11 a.m.- p.m.
Collegiate Institute for Values and Science-public colloq., "Science &
Policy: Cost-Benefit Analysis & Its Limits," Rackham Amp., 3-5:30 p.m.
Guild House-Luncheon, Jon Feiger, "Militarism On Campus," 802
Monroe, noon.
Anthropology-Colloq., Judith Huntsman, "The Social Order of Tokelau,"
2102 LSA, 4,p.m.
Hillel-Oneg Shabbat with Soviet Aliyah Activist, Yuri Stern on, "Russian
Jews: In the USSR and in Israel," 8p.m., Orth. minyan at 4:55 p.m., Cons. at
5:10 p.m., dinner at 6:30 (reevr. by Fri. rnoon), 1429 Hill St.'
Computing Center-Lec., Steve Burling, "Integrated Graphics (Session
2)," Sem. Rm., 'cc, '1:30-3 p.m.
Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee-Conf. on Alternatives to
Reaganomics. Lec., Ira Arlook, Marion Anderson, James Leslie, "The
Crisis of the American Economy," Union Ballroom, 7:30 p.m.
Nuclear Eng.-Colloq. (title to be announced), White Aud., Cooley Bldg.,.
3:30 p.m. for info, contact Pam Derry at 764-4262.
Ann Arbor Friends-Talk by Max Holland on "Lebanon & The Reagan
Administration's Middle East Policy," Dinner at 6:30 preceeding talk at 8:00,
p.m., 1420 Hill St.
Residential College Players-Play, Clyde Evades The Draft & Serves The
Public, E. Quad Aud., 8 p.m.
School of Music-Piano Recital-Pauline Martin, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Canterbury Loft-Ladies at the Alamo, a play by Paul Zindel, 8 p.m., 332 S.
State, admission $3 at the door.
School of Dance and Music-Solo Dance and Solo Music, Dance Bldg.,
Studio "A", 8p.m. Info. call 763-5460.
Univ. Duplicate Bridge Club-Open Game. Inexperienced players
welcome, Mich. League, 7:30 p.m.,
Wholistic Health Council-Sem., Maesimund Panos, "Homeopathy &
Medical Self-care in the Home," 602 E. Huron, 7:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Assoc. of American Studies-Wine and Cheese, 364A Lorch
Hall, 3 p.m.
Ark-John Roberts and Tony Barrand, music of the British Isles, 1421 Hill,
9 p.m. For info, call 761-1451.
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority-Boilermaker Bash, Dooley's, 2-7 p.m.
Recreational Sports-Inter. Rec. Program-Intramural Bldg., featuring
open swim 6-7 p.m., and slide show 7-8 p.m.
Human Sexuality Advocates-Gay Coffee House-Guild House, 802
Monroe, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Info. call 763-4186.
A2 Public Library-Book sale, 5-9 p.m.
School of Metaphysics-talk on "How to Beat the Holiday Blues," 1029
Fountain St., 7:30 p.m. Info call 996-1363.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of:
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI., 48109.
Friday the 13th . . . feeling unlucky?

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Daily Photo by KIM HILL.
BOB CRANSON, manager of Pizza Bob's Downtown, makes sandwiches for a
few of his regular patrons.
Pizza- Bob rolls
w__ith the ti-mes

Behind the counter of the san-
dwich ship, an aproned man pounds
dough to the rhythm of rock and roll.
A woman is wiggling as she gnaws
on a pizza crust. And Bob-that's
Bob Cranson, manager of Pizza
Bob's Downtown-saunters across
the room, lifting an order above his
"Jerry, Jerry," he bellows. "Oh,
where oh where are you, Jerry?"
"RIGHT here, hey, I'm right
here," a customer calls, waving
frantically from the end of the coun-
This is last Saturday evening, any
Saturday evening, at the pizza and
sandwich shop on 810 State St. It's
here where Bob-thin, bespectacled,
32-doles out barbs and quips to his
customers the way a politician
dispenses handshakes. His "con-{
stituents" perch on stools. They are.
a menagerie of college-aged
customers crammed into this
narrow cage.
" You're up, up, up, Bob says to
Richard Biskner, 21, and Westley
King, 17, who order a pizza.
"DO YOU gents want something
to drink or are you loaded?" Bob
"We're loaded."
"Heyyyyy," Bob says as he spins
around and begins wrestling another
mound of dough on the counter. '
ABOVE HIM, the garish colors of
50s-style Coca -Cola and food signs
brighten beige walls. A collage of
postcards-the majority from
''satisfied customers''-are
plastered on another wall.
A large photograph of the late Bob
Marsh-the Bob of Pizza Bob's-
faces the -crowd across the counter.
A rotund taxi driver, Marsh first
began delivering pizzas on slow
nights for extra cash. He traded his
cabby's hat for an apron and started
working behind the counter of Pizza
Loy's Dairy Joy. His jokes and good
cheer lifted him to the level of a local
celebrity of sorts. Everyone called
the restaurant Pizza Bob's, Cranson
said, and after Marsh died in August
1971, the name became official.
Pizza Bob employees, Cranson
said, have carried on the tradition of

"controlled insanity."
BOB BOUNDS from customer to
customer. "Anyone need help? I
mean does anyone need heelp?"
Car windshield scrapers stamped
with "Pizza Bob's" are passed out to
customer's outstretched hands.
"Take one, take one, take one," he
implores Mike and Marsha Dykstra
of Ann Arbor, who are smiling shyly
from the only table-a small, corner
one. "I have to get rid of them so I
can throw the box away."
THR PHONE interrupts his latest
"Pizza Bob's. Land of the free:
Home of the brave," he sings into
the receiver.
As the dinner crowd thickens, so
does the aroma of tomato sauce
blended with cheese and vegetables.
The pace behind the counter
quickens. Hands pound, pull and
push the dough with more vigor.
Handfuls of lettuce, tomatoes and
mushrooms pile up on rolls.
"THE CHALLENGE of working
at Pizza Bob's is shaping the
dough," a worker calls. "It's an
The blender gurgles and sputters
chocolate milkshake over the coun-
ter, its motor clashing with the
music. Above the din, Bob
wisecracks with a worker in the
"She should have sued the hair-
dresser, she should have sued."
"THAT MAY be so, Bob, but you
shouldn't have called it (her'hair) a
bird's nest to her face."
Laughter ripples down the new
lineup on the stools. A ponytailed
woman mutters the word "sexist."
Off in a corner, a thin woman of
about 19 sits alone. She is smiling a
bemused but relaxed smile. Bob
asks what she has planned for this
big, big Saturday night.
"Oh, off to the movies, the movies,
the movies," he chants.
She smiles at Bob distantly as
though she were watching a circus
act on television.
What's she doing this Saturday
She's just taking in all the sights,
smells and sounds of Pizza Bob's
Downtown, smiling and smiling.

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