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'page 12 -. The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 9, 1983

Daily Photo by ELIZABETH SCOTT
These desks sitting outside a warehouse on North Campus were sold for a song this summer after they were removed
from University dorms. Bargain hunters can still pick up the remainders for $5.

For a small price,

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sells dilapidated desks

By CHERYL BAACKE
Not $12, not $10, but only five bucks
will get you a piece of the University's
past.
About 125 used desks from University
dormitories are waiting to be sold at the

surplus property disposition warehouse
on Baxter road on North Campus.
MORE THAN 700 of the dorm-room
relics already have been sold at prices
ranging from $12 to $10.
The remaining units were reduced to
$5, University Property Disposition

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Manager Rugh Wenk said, "because
we're down to the dregs now."
Wenk said most of the unsold desks
are in fairly poor condition, many with
missing drawers or broken frames.
"THEY'RE SORT OF mix and match
now - you take the framne one,
the drawers from another, and maybe
some legs from a third," Wenk said. E
More than 1,000 South Quad desks
were sold earlier in the summer, but 840
desks from East Quad and West Quad
were put on sale in July at prices
students could afford.
Somehave suffered nearly 40 years of
knives, angry freshpersons and the
tremors of booming stereos.
rBut the price - and quantity - is
right.
"Everybody's unloading on us this
summer," said Aaron Walls, a service
supervisor for property disposition.
"Very seldom do we get rid of this
much stuff."
Walls said the desks would usually
sell for about $100, but because the
large number of desks, they are now af-
fordable for the-" small guy."
NEW DESKS ARE long overdue for.
West Quad, according to building direc-
See U, Page 16

FOR fiLL YOUR
CLOTHING MEEDS-

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" MEN'S - WOMEN'S FASHION CLOTHING, OUTDOORWEAR
& CAMPING EQUIPMENT
* NEW FALL FASHIONS - FROM NORMA KAMALI, WILLI WEAR,
DWEEDO, LOIS, GUESS, COMPLEMENTS, CLOSED
" LEVI, LEE, ESPRIT, PATAGONIA, LE SPORT SAC,
GENERRA, BOSTON TRADER
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