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Page C-4 - The Michigan Daily, Thursday, September 8, 1983
Local stores

When your toothpaste tube starts to
flatten, about the third week of school,
and your soap bar looks like a slice of
cheese, don't panic - after a few shop-
ping trips through Ann Arbor stores
you'll soon know where to go for sup-
plies, clothes, or gifts.
For necessities such as shampoo or
toothpaste, there are several low-
priced stores near campus.
" STATE-DISCOUNT, stores on State
Street and South University have soap,
contact lens solution, cards, and posters

to decorate dorm rooms, and a good
selection of albums for low prices.
" KRESGE'S on the corner of State
State Street and North University, is
the next best thing to K-Mart for cheap
supplies and useful gadgets for dorm
rooms. You can find extension cords,
night lights, hooks, and tacks at this
reliable* corner store. The Kresge's
cafeteria is an economical place for a
quick cup of coffee or a 99 cent break-
fast special before class.
Letter-writing can be more than a
duty if you search Ann Arbor's

Spell P(
specialty stores for odd cards
University has a large selection of bir-
thday cards and stationary with
graphic pictures that will shock your
friends at home.
State Street is a more conservative
card store. The store has the traditional
Hallmark folio of kiddie birthday,
greetings, and Christmas cards and
also stationery and scrapbooks.
* BORDERS BOOKS next door to
Crown House, has an excellent selec-


tion of books - everything from best-
sellers to comics. The second floor has
calendars, prints and cards. There are
always discounted books displayed on
the sidewalk in front of the store.
After a long afternoon of classes
nothing beats crashing in your dorm
room and listening to albums. You'll
probably need headphones, though,
because there is usually someone
blasting a stereo out their window.
ty Street has the best selection of recor-
ds and tapes.
By the middle of first semester there
might be a new romance in your life,
which alwayscalls for a specialuoutfit.
Although some Ann Arbor clothing
stores are high-priced, if you know
where to look you can find some good
" KLINES on Liberty and Main Street
is a forgotten department store among
most college students. Comparable in
price to Sears or Montgomery Wards,
Klines has a good collection of jeans,
sweatshirts, and shoes for both men
and women.
" JACOBSON'S on Liberty Street is a
more expensive department store.
Many students take advantage of
Jacobson's beauty salon for hair styling
or manicures. The men's department
has Livis jean-jackets, which have
become a popular fad on campus.
Jacobson's has a good selection of for-
mal clothes for dances or an evening
out with mom and dad.
" BRIARWOOD MALL, a large shop-
ping center on South State street which
you can get to by bus. There are several
major department stores such as Hud-
sons, J.C. Penney's, Sears, and Lord
and Taylor. Shopping at Briarwood is a
great way to spend the afternoon off
campus. There are also several
See LOCAL, Page 5

Need a new outfit? These dresses, displayed at Jacobson's, start at a mere $300. The store does, however, carryi
priced closer to most students' budgets.


Book discounts bait students

In high school, textbooks were loaned
out for free, but at the University
students have to buy them; and that
can put about a $100 dent in the wallet
and sometimes take several hours.
Only two stores in town sell tex-
tbooks: Ulrich's, on the corner of East
University and South University, and
the University Cellar, at the corner of
Fifth Avenue and East Liberty.
them is keen and students benefit from
the discounts each store offers to lure
students in.
A third store, Follett's, sold a small
number of books last year, but it drop-
ped out of the textbook market this
Despite Follett's withdrawal, Tom

Musser, a manager at Ulrich's, says
the textbook market in Ann Arbor is
"still as competitive as it used to be."
SO NOW IT is a two store battle with
both sides trying to survive by lowering
book prices - sometimes to well below
the publishers list price.
"The profit margin (on textbooks) is
infinitely small, and sometimes even a
loss," says Bruce Weinberg, a manager
at the University Cellar.
Weinberg and Mussar both say the
high cost of shipping and storing the
books, as well as the large capital
required to purchase them, cuts most Qf
the profit out.
money on sales of notebooks, paper,
and pencils, which are always in
demand, and on "go blue"

paraphernalia such as T-shirts, sweat-
shirts, mugs, and glasses.
As Musser says, "the amount of dif-
ference between stores as far as costs
go isn't that great." But there are basic
differences in the two stores.
The University Cellar was formed by
the University after a storm of con-
troversy in 1970. Book prices were such
a problem that 400 students stormed a
Regents meeting that year to demand a
students-run store. 700 students pressed
the issue further by taking over the LSA
building and refusing to leave, even af-
ter the police arrived.
SO IN 1970 the University Regents set
up the University Cellar as a student-
run, non-profit bookstore. The store
was housed in the Union until last year
when high rents forced a move to Fifth

and Liberty.
Ulrich's, on the other hand, is a
private store that has been selling
books to students for several years.
Because the U-Cellar does not have to
make a profit, it sells books for slightly
cheaper than Ulrich's. But the major
difference between the stores is how
much work students-have to do when
they buy books.
THE UNIVERSITY Cellar uses an
"open" book shelf system. Students can
wander through the store, look at all the
course book copies available, and select
the one they want. The system takes a
little time, and it is hectic, but students
are able to choose the condition of their
books, balanced by how much they
want to pay. With budgets getting
tighter, Weinberg says, more students
are taking advantage of the store's used
At Ulrich's, students can not select the
condition of their books as thoroughly,
and they pay a fraction more for them.
But the process is not as hectic and
takes a lot less time.
Students hand a list of their classes to
clerks who then gather the books from
shelves closed off from the rest of the
store. There is a choice of new or used
books, but students do not get to see all
the copies available.
Both stores say they carry all of the
books for most of the classes offered.

POP Quiz: When does
Cr m
$4.00 $3.60?00
Answer: When you shop in Ulrich's art and engineering departments.
We deduct 10% from the price of all art and engineering supplies
at the cash register.
That's important to remember
when ni're rcnmnnrinn shnnninn-


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Whit. Rr..d .99 .89 .50 .99 .97 .60 .39
1/2 pnt .59 .60 E79 .59 S.59 .55 .5:
Cheeros, 10 6oz. 1.79 - 1.85 1.39 1.69 1.49 1.38
-~ - -~ ~~ - -
1 Dozen
I e Eggs 1.09 .99 .75 .93 1.1 .79 .83
- -- - - - --
and Chees -- .59 .63 .51 .59 .45 .44
Kroft Anarices
cheese, i slices - - 2.69 2.0 2.2 2.09 1.69
oina in Voter,
6*2'', -49 1 29 - 1.491.031.
-- - -
Jif Peanut tUffer
12 oz . g 1.$5 1.4 1.b 1 1.5 129 1.3
- - ----- - --- - --- -
Ekrich runks 2.19 2.19 - 2.92.192e192.1
Peps,Sp$ ck 2.692.452.89 - 3.5
Car key to cutting
campus cuisine costs-
By CHERYL BAACKE ner has a good selection of keg beers.
Grocery shopping is not usually fun, White's Market is about as close to,
but it is a necessity when mom is not campus as you can get, and its prices
around to stock the refrigerator. show it. But it does have an excellent
Food stores scattered around Ann selection of meats and fresh fruits.
Arbor offer students a simple choice: STOP-N-GO on East University is
convenience or cost savings. open 24 hours a day, which is especially
THE SMALLER the store and the good for the late-night munchies, or:
closer it is to campus, the higher its that extra case of beer for the late
prices for basic food items will be. A running party.
car is mandatory if students want Big Market and Sgt. Pepper's have
bread for less than fifty cents or milk fairly large delicatessens.
for close to $1. If saving money is the highest
Most of the larger supermarkets,' priority the only choice is to go off cam
which happen to be located off campus' pus to one of the supermarkets like
can keep prices low because they sell Kroger or Farmer Jack's. Both are large
such large quantities of goods, standard chain stores with unlimited
Smaller, convenience stores compete food selection, a bakery, and a
by locating themselves within walking delicatessen.
distance of campus and by stocking For students with less traditional
plenty of student-demended items at tastes there are several natural food
relatively high prices. stores close to campus. Eden's carries
a wide selection of nuts and natural'
Village Corner has a wide variety of fruit juices. The People's Food Co-op,
basic foods for comparitively high at 722 Packard, carries a selection of
prices and a selection of liquors that is whole grain flours, un-processed
so large it's almost scary. Campus Cor- cheeses, eggs, and fresh vegetables.
gain on city council

TER (D-First Ward) felt that there is gone to Democrats in both the electio
no growing trend of liberalism. He said after redistricting. It is represented by
it has always been a part of Ann Arbor Democrat Jeff Epton, who upset
politics. Republican Virginia Johanson last
"A certain amount of constituency spring, and Raphael Ezekiel, who won a
has always been there. What's hap- tight race the year before.
pening now is that we are getting more The Fourth Ward is solidly
organized and more vocal," he said. Republican. It is represented by
Ann Arbor operates on a five ward Republicans Gerald Jernigan and
system. Two council members Larry Hahn. Jernigan's seat comes up
represent each ward, and they are elec- in the next election.
ted on alternate years. THE FIFTH WARD has historically
The First Ward is heavily student been Republican but now appears to be
populated and strongly Democratic. wavering. It is represented by
Lowell Peterson easily retained his seat Republican Joyce Chesbrough and
in the last election and won't be tested Democrat Kathy Edgren. Edgren lost a
again until 1985. Democrat Larry Hunt- race against Chesbrough in 1982, but.
ter is the other representative. His seat returned last year to defeat Republican
will be up for election this spring. Lou Velker.
THE SECOND WARD, a democratic The Mayor's position is a part time
stronghold before the 1981 redistricting, job paying $11,000 a year. Mayor,
is strongly Republican. Republicans Belcher was elected to his third term as
James Blow and Richard Deem have Mayor in April, prior to that he served
both won their seats in unopposed races three terms as a councilmember.
since redistricting. Councilmembers receive $5,500. Free
The Third Ward, generally con- coffee is the only fringe benefit.
sidered the city's "swing" ward, has
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But Belcher did not think the new seat
Democrats gained last spring would
have much effect on council.
"I can't see any great change in
council, except I have to schedule
vacations with six (Republican) mem-
bers more carefully than with seven,"
he said.
Richard Deem (R-Second Ward)
doesn't see the shift of seats as a sign of
a growing political trend, but rather a
response to local issues.
"I didn't see that as a change or fall
out of a political climate," he said. It's
a response to the change in the pot law.
Frankly I think that's why we lost two
Republicans," said Deem.
Several council Republicans spent
considerable time in the last election
trying to repeal the city's lenient $5 fine
for possession of marijuana. But the
repeal failed in almost all of the city's
districts, even the most conservative


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