The Michigan Daily - Thursday, April 18, 1985 -page 3
Pretzel Bell auctions off history
By CAROLINE MULLER
The Pretzel Bell Restaurant was
finally put to rest yesterday as Internal
Revenue Serice employees auctioned
off over 500 items to the public, in-
cluding chairs, tables, cooking utensils,
stoves, and University memorabilia.
The auction began at 9:30 yesterday
morning at 122 E. Liberty St. and lasted
through the afternoon, attracting many
local antique collectors, shop owners,
and yes, University alumni.
"I SPENT my 21st birthday here,"
said Henry Nassko, a 1964 University
graduate. He explained how he had
stood on a table and chugged a pitcher
of beer while employees rang the bell.
Naasko said he was interested in pur-
chasing a copy of the Victors song
which was sold later for $1,000 - a little
out of his price range.
Another alumnus, J. Downs Harold,
looked wistfully at a table with the
large letters "DOWNS" neatly carved
in the woodwork. The table had a large
"SOLD" sign on the front.
THE IRS would not release the exact
amount of money spent at the auction,
but Walt Dunigan, a spokesperson for
the IRS, said the proceeds exceeded the
The Pretzel Bell closed in December,
1984 because owner Clint Castor, Jr.
mugs, cash registers, and old
photographs of the Michigan football
team, including one with former All-
American Tom Harmon.
EX-REGENT and former president
'(The bell) was the most significant Ann
Arbor memorabilia to be auctioned in the
last 25 years.'
- Bob Lyons
their first "legal" pitcher.
Lyons, who was at the University for
more than 30 years until he left in 1954,
said, "I felt that (the bell) was the most
significant Ann Arbor memorabilia to
be auctioned in the last 25 years."
The black bell, which sold for $3,000,
will now hang in Lyons' private
museum, which he says is "strictly for
Lyons said he thought the bell was a
"part of history that should be preser-
ved. . . I thought it ought to not be ex-
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failed to pay employee withholding
taxes amounting to more than $100,000.
The first lot to go, the restaurant's
liquor license, together with a wicker
chair, sold for $77,000.
Other items sold were Tiffany lamps
- one sold for $2,700 - oak tables, fire
extinguishers, hall trees, movable bars,
* At yesterday's auction of Pretzel Bell treasures, a participant holds up his bid
to be recognized.
of the Alumni Association Fred Mat-
thaei paid $2500 for a football used in
the 1899 Michigan-Pennsylvania game
Matthaei is a 1947 graduate of the
Another University alumnus, Bob
Lyons, bought the one and only cast-
iron bell, which once tolled for students
as they stood on a tabletop and chugged
The Residential College Drama Department presents the Residential
College Players in a production of Edward Bond's Bingo, or Scenes of Money
and Death, in the Residential College Auditorium at 8 tonight.
MED-Heaven Can Wait, 7:30 & 9:15 p.m., Nat. Sci. Auditorium.
MTF-Silkwood, 7 p.m.; Cutter's Way, 9 p.m., Michigan Theater.
School of Music-University Philharmonic, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium; Trent
Hellerstein, double bass recital, 6 p.m., Kerrytown House; I've Heard That
Song Before!, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Department of English-Max Apple and Nancy Willard, fiction and poetry
reading, 8 p.m., West Conference Room, Rackham Building.
Near Eastern and North African Studies/Russian and East European
Studies/Armenian Studies Program/Armenian Students Cultural
Association-"Life As It Was," readings from Krikor Zohrab in Armenian, 8
p.m., Anderson Rooms A & B, Union.
Union Cultural Program-Kari Standal, violin, 12:15 p.m., Pendleton
Ark-Kelzmorim, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 637 S. Main Street.
University Musical Society-Polish Chamber Orchestra, 8:30 p.m.,
Rackham Auditorium, Rackham Building.
Performance Network-Extremities, 8p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Departmentsof Germanic Languages and Literatures/Department of
Political Science-Michael Richtsteig, "The Greens and the Peace
Movement," 4 p.m., East Conference Room, Rackham Building.
Biology-Gerald Schubiger, "With The Blastoderm Life Begins," noon,
room. 1139, Nat. Sci. Building.
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering-Yavuz Bozer,
"Mathematical Models to Optimize Throughput Performance in Designing
Order Picking Systems," 2 p.m., room 241, Industrial and Operations
Chemistry - Nico Speckamp, "New Synthetic Methods. Involving N-
Acylimmium Intermediates," 4p.m., room 1300, Chemistry Building.
Museum of Zoology - Mary McKitrick, "The Comparative Appendicular
Myology of The Kingbirds and Their Allies and Its Evolutionary Significan-
ce," 4 p.m., lecture room 1, MLB.
Afroamerican and African Studies-Clarisse Zimara, "In Our Father's
*House: How to Read a Caribbean Novel," 7:30 p.m., East Conference Room,
Opthy/Psychiatry/Physiologyd/Bio-Engineering- Christof Koch,
"Biophysics of Computation: Towards the Underlying Neural Circuitry of
Motion Detection," 12:15 p.m., room 2055, Mental Health Research Institute
CEW- Jacquelynne Eccles, "Women and Achievement: Deficit or Choice
Models?" noon, 350 S. Thayer Street.
LSA Enrichment Fund/Rackham Graduate School/School of
Music-Thomas Whitaker, "'Wham, Bam, Thank You Sam': The Presence
of Beckett," 4 p.m., West Conference Room, Rackham Building.
Extracellular Matrix Group - Sue O'Shea, Roy Glover, and Connie
D'Amato, "Extracellular Matrix and Neural Tube Development," noon,
room 4641A, Med. Sci. II Building.
IEEE-TBA, noon, room 1042, E. Engineering Building.
Computing Center-Forrest Hartman, "Programming for the Layman,
part III," 3:30 p.m., room 171, Business Administration Building.
Psychology - Leon Kamin, "Behavioral Genetics and Schizophrenia," 10
a.m., Rackham Amphitheater, Rackham Building.
Chemistry-Katharine Hunt, "Effects of Short Range Interactions on
Molecular Properties: Collision Induced Spectroscopic Processes," 4 p.m.,
room 1200, Chemistry Building.
College of Engineering-John Quinn, "Membranes in Bioprocesses," 3:30
p.m., Lecture hall, 1013 Dow.
Rackham Graduate School/College of Pharmacy/Warner-Lam-
bert/Parke-Davis-Kostas Antonakis, "Unsaturated Ketonucleosides,
Chemical and Biological Aspects," 4 p.m., room 3554, CC Little Building.
CRSO-Roxanne Friedenfels, "Gentrification in Three Cities: A Com-
parative Analysis of Detroit, Boston, and Milwaukee," 12:10 p.m., room
University AA-Noon, room 3200, Union.
Psychiatry-Anxiety Disorders Support Group, 7:30 p.m., 3rd floor Con-
ference Room, Children's Psych Hospital.
Baptist Student Union-7 p.m., Room D, Michigan League.
Agape Christian Fellowship-6:30 p.m., S. Quad Minority Lounge.
Intervaristy Christian Fellowship- 7 p.m., Union.
Regents' Meeting-1 p.m., Regents' Room, Fleming Administration
U-M Age Concerns Council-Noon, Conference room 4, Michigan League.
Center for Eating Disorders-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, State
and Washtenaw Streets.
Scottish Country Dancers-Beginners 7 p.m.; intermeds 8 p.m., Forest
Hills Community Center, 2351 Shadowood.
League-International night, Poland and Hungary, 5 p.m., Michigan
Psychology-"The Nature of Evidence in Psychological Research,"
discussion, 7 p.m., 6th floor, Institute of Social Research Building.
Microcomputer Education Center - Workshops, Microsoft Word, 8:30
a.m.; Intro to BASIC, 10 a.m.; Intro to Macintosh, 1 p.m.; Intro to Spread-
sheeting: Multiplan for Macintosh, 3 p.m., room 3113, School of Education
Student Wood and Craft Shop-Power tool safety class, 6 p.m., room 537
Star Wars stirs
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"I think anybody can imagine what
the military uses might be - com-
puters, for example, run our entire
early warning systems," Meyer added.
NUCLEAR engineering Prof. Ronald
Gilgenbach, who is doing basic resear-
ch in laser and electron beam
technology, said his work will help
produce new welding techniques for the
PSN member Ingrid Kock, however,
said she believes that "before the
University approves this, there should
be a discussion in the University com-
munity about it. I don't think it should
be left to a few professors and ad-
"It really bothers me that a few
people are making these decisions
when there's already so much concern
about research on campus," Kock said.
TO FACILITATE a University-wide
discussion of the issue, Kock said, PSN
is sponsoring a forum today in the West
Engineering Building. Kock said she
invited Prof. Howe to the session, but
that Howe declined.
Professor Howe confirmed that he
will not attend the forum, saying he
"doesn't think that sort of a confron-
tational type atmosphere is the best en-
vironment in which to have an un-
"I think the people against it feel very
strongly about it and are strongly
espousing their views. That's their
privilege, but I don't think it creates a
good environment for discussion,"
A Strategic Defense Initiative
Organization official in Washington,
who refused to be identified, declined to
comment on the University's chances
for obtaining research funding.
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Panel considers code plan
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posed of three students, three faculty
members, and three administrators -
will probably not be able to agree on the
specifics of a code.
"I DON'T think there's any
possibility of concurrence" on the
details of what a code will cover,
Livermore said. "(Decentralizing)
may be the only feasible way to pursue
But Donald Rucknagel, another
faculty representative, said the council,
hasn't given itself a chance to come up
with a centralized approach, and that
having different entities working on the
same problem may be more trouble
than it's worth.
"To throw this whole thing open to the
Auto thief apprehended
The Michigan State Police apprehen-
ded a man who allegedly stole a car
from a NortheCampus Parking Lot after
tracing the auto to Northville,
Michigan. Apparently campus security
notified the state police just past noon
on Monday after an employee at the
Veteran's Administration Hospital
reported the car missing.
$800 in cash was discovered missing
from a drawer in the snack bar of the
Art and Architecture on the 2000 block
of Bonisteel Blvd. early Tuesday mor-
Campus security is investigating the
theft of a $20 wallet of a student
studying in the East Engineering
Building late Monday evening.
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problems with that," he said. "I'm not
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Council chairman Lee Winkelman, an
LSA senior, emphasized that the coun-
cil isnotacommitted to the decen-
tralized approach. Livermore is
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plan at next Wednesday's meeting.
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