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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, December 7, 1983 - Page 3

Pretzel Bell shut down
for health code violations

The Pretzel Bell, a popular Ann Arbor restaurant among
University alumni, was closed Monday by the Washtenaw
County Health Department because of several code
violations including cockroaches and improperly stored food.
Although the health deparment ordered the restaurant,
located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Liberty Street;,
closed on Saturday, owner Clint Castor kept it open over the
weekend. As a result, the department is considering pressing
criminal charges.
THIS IS NOT the first time the Pretzel Bell has been cited
for code violations. According to Barry Johnson, Washtenaw
County director of environmental health, the department in-
tended not to renew the restaurant's license last April after it
failed a March inspection, but Castor agreed to several struc-
tural changes in the more than 100-year-old building and
make daily sanitation checks.{
The department took Castor's word that he would make
changes and, as a result, did not reinspect the restaurant un-
til Dec. 1.
Johnson said that, in retrospect, the restaurant should

have been shut down at that time because Castor failed to
make the necessary changes.
Among the numerous code violations Johnson cited were a
pail of almonds in the kitchen covered with cockroaches,
roast beef cooked at too low a temperature, and pots and
pans "hanging so that stuff could fall into them."
Other violations included a dirty garbage area, no hair
restraints on employees, not enough disinfectant in the glass
washer, "a large number" of roaches in a dry food storage
area, improperly stored soiled linen scattered through-
out the kitchen and storage area, uncovered food in
the refrigerator, and clean plates stored on the floor.
Castor yesterday admitted that the department was
justified in closing the restaurant, but said "most of the
problems we had were structural."
He said he did not close on Saturday because he could not
accomplish any of the structural changes over the weekend.
The health department was going to seek a court order to
keep Castor from opening Monday, but by that time he had
closed the restaurant.
He also said he did not think the department would press
criminal charges because he did not close when ordered,
"I'm no criminal," he said.


Citizen Cumings AP Photo
Kimberly Cumings, 9, flanked by her mother and father Corrinn and Dean Cumings of Grand Rapids, Mich., smiles af-
ter becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. In 1977, at the age of 15 mos. the youngster was airlifted from Vietnam.

The Wildlife Society's art sale and raffle continues today in Room i024 of
the Dana Building. The selections of wildlife art will continue to be
displayed from 9a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday.
Hill St. - Bugs Bunny Road Runner, 7 & 9 p.m., 1429 Hill.
CFT - They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, 7:05 p.m., Klute, 9:15 p.m.,
Michigan Theater.
AAFC - The Third Generation, 7:30 p.m., Germany in Autumn, 9:30 p.m.,
MLB 3.
Ark - Talent night, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill.
UAC; Laughtrack - Show of Comedians, 9 p.m., U-Club.
School of Music - University Philharmonia, Carl St. Clair, conductor, 8
p.m., Hill; saxophone class recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; viola recital,
Waldie Reed Anderson, 8p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
Second Chance - SLK.
Ann Arbor Chamber Orchestra - Holiday concert, 8 p.m., League.
Dentistry - Oral biology seminar, Daniel Chiego, "Effect of Automatic &
Sensory Nerves on Protein & DNA Synthesis in the Rat Molar Before & After
Wounding," 4 p.m., 1033 Kellogg.
Afroamerican and African Studies - Colloquium, Ralph Story, "An Ex-
tra-Literary History of Afroamerican Authors," noon, 1309 SEB.
International Center - Kingsbury Marzolf, "Study Opportunities at the
University of Copenhagen Through DIS, Denamark's International Study
Program," noon, Rec. Rm., International Center.
Linguistics - Sue Gass, "Minding your P's and B's in a Second
Language," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze.
Chemistry - Analytical seniar,.NamSo Lee " Aniytita Appircation
of Laser Induced Fluorescence,"- 4-p.m., 4120 Chem:; organic eminar,
Robert Paley, "(2+2) Cycloadducts from -FHalogenated Ketettes;,' '4'pnm.
1300 Chem.
MARC - Lecture and slides, Monique Pitts, "Barlaam and Josaphat: An
Indian Legend Travels West, or How Buddha Became St. Josaphat," 4 p.m.,
third floor commons room, MLB.
Russian and E. European Studies - Brown boy, Mark Baskin, "The In-
stitutionalization of Crisis in Yugoslavia," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Christa Janecke, "Woodcut," 12:10 p.m., W.
Computing Center - Merit Staff, "Using UMnet," 3:30 p.m., 165 BSAD.
Statistics - Dorain Feldman, "Uncertainty Functions and the Com-
parison of Dichotomies," 4 p.m., 1443 Mason.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9 p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Tae Kwon Do CLub - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
CEW - workshop, minority student program, student, parent, spouse; and
Friend: Juggling Roles, 7 p.m., 350 S. Thayer.
Wrestling - Michigan vs. Penn State, 7:30 p.m., Crisler.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
Dramatically Able - Drama workshop for able and disabled persons, 4:30
p.m., Rm. C, League.
Family Practice Center - Cross-country ski clinics, 2:30-5 p.m., and 7-
9:30 p.m., 775 S. Main, Chelsea.
Slusser Gallery - art work by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree students, 9
a.m.-5 p.m.
WCBN - Women's Rites and Rhythms, 6 p.m., Black Affairs Show.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Malicious Intent




Ieagan appoints
WASHINGTON (AP) - President dleton, the commiss
Reagan named four people to the U.S. chairman; Morris Al
Commission on Civil Rights yesterday president of Brandeis U
but dropped Mary Louise Smith, a Bunzel, former preside
moderate Republican whose reappoin- State University in C
tment Democrats said was part of a Esther Gonzalez-Arroy
compromise that allowed the panel to Texas high school teach(
remain in existence. REAGAN HAD previo
Reagan said in a written statement Abram and Bunzel to t
that he was appointing Clarence Pen- Under legislation sign

four to civil rights panel

sion's former
bram, former
niversity; John
nt of San Jose
alifornia, and
yo Buckley, a
er, to the panel.
usly nominated
the commision.
ed Nov. 30, the

president appoints four commission
members and Congress names the
other four. That legislation revived the
commission, which has expired under a
earlier law.
Shortly after Reagan signed that
measure, a spokesman for Sen. Joseph
Biden, (D-Del.), said it had been closely
understood by congressional
negotiators that Reagan would reap-

point Smith, the last vice chairwoman
and an active supporter of women's
But Larry Speakes, the White House
spokesman, quoted presidential coun-
selor Edwin Meese as saying "ng
deals" had been made on who would be
Reagan's decision drew quick fire
from a civil rights official.

U.S. could barter food for raw materials

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United
States could earn as much as $27 billion
in new overseas trade and help relieve
world hunger - if it bartered its farm
products for raw materials from the
Third World, according to a
congressional study.
But while benefits to the government
could be significant, there are major
barriers to gearing up any large-scale
bartering arrangement, including
reluctance of cash-hungry developing
nations to trade for food instead of
currency, the Congressional Research
Service concluded.
"The paradox is that we have the
food, and other countries have hungry
people, but have no money," said Rep.
Byron Dorgan, (D-N.D.), who
suggested that the hunger problem
could be eased through specific swaps
of U.S. food for strategic materials like

minerals and rubber.
The study requested by Dorgan
suggested, among others, swaps of
wheatscorn and cheese for rubber from
Liberia, Indonesia and Malaysia;
wheat and corn for iron ore from Brazil
and Venezuela; and dairy products for
Sambian cobalt and copper.
The United States is heavily depen-
dent upon foreign sources for
"strategic materials," raw inputs to
the manufacture of defense-related
goods. The government tries to main-
tain stockpiles of those materials, but
many of the inventories are low, the
study noted.
If the unfilled inventories of defense
materials and petroleum were filled
through barter of America's farm sur-
plus, and agricultural products were
bartered in lieu of some overseas spen-
ding for defense installations and

development programs, the study said,
barter trade could total $27.2 billion.
Dorgan said the Reagan ad-
ministration is flatly opposed to gover-
nment-to-government bartering
arrangements, preferring instead to
leave such activities to private enter-

He said he will pursue legislation in
1984 that would force the ad-
ministration to enter into bartering
arrangements. Some barter legislation
already has been proposed by other
members of Congress,

The Brecht Company Announces
"St. Joan of the Stockyards"
' Friday, December 9th, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th, 2 p.m.
Room 124, East Quad, 701 East University



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