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MONDAY: TUESDAY:
The Extremist Arbor Anecdotes
ARCH ANGEL

THURSDAY:
Campus Characters

FRIDAY:
Explained

When life wasn't a highway

Think it's hard to own a car on
campus?
It was a lot harder in the 1920s.
In the early 1920s, University
administrators were so annoyed
by student-owned automobiles that
they banned students from owning
them outright.
Administrators thought the new-
fangled automobile gave students
too much freedom. Students could
escape the strict rules on campus
and drive away to speakeasies or
makeout sessions.
University officials had always
been suspicious of the new inven-
tion and the mobility it offered.
Marion Burton, the University's
fifth president, called them frivo-
lous, according to the University's
Encyclopedic Survey, a database of
University history.
In 1923 the Board of Regents
decided to take official action to
combat the threat of the automo-

bile. The board passed a resolution extraordinary cases."
that officially discouraged all stu- Two police officers were dedi-
dents from bringing automobiles to cated to patrolling the streets of
campus. Ann Arbor looking for students vio-
The resolution was largely inef- latingthe ban.
fectivethough- students continued The ban spurred backlash from
bringingtheir vehicles to campus as many students who saw it as an
late as 1926. The University admin- insult to their maturity and an
istration said student-owned auto- attempt by administrators to act
mobiles "distracted students from as surrogate parents. In one early
the purposes for which they came protest, students mocked adminis-
to the University," the Encyclopedic trators by turning the Diag into a
Survey said. roller-skating rink and declaring,
In 1926 the University forbade "If we can't ride, we'll roll," The
underclassmen - or upperclass- Michigan Daily reported at the
men who had received below a "C" time.
in any class - from using an auto- Student attitudes towards the
mobile while class was in session. ban shifted over time, though.
Students also had to register their A Daily poll from 1933 found that
vehicles with the dean of students. students agreed with the ban by a
But administrators continued ratio of three to one.
to view automobiles as a threat to The University gradually relaxed
campus. In fall of 1927, the Univer- the car ban over the years, butit was
sity decided to ban motor vehicles not totally repealed until 1968.
outright except in "exceptional and JAMES DEAN

PETER SCHOTTENFELS/Daily
Ann Arbor resident Tyler Price performs original songs
under the Engin Arch yesterday. Price is a member of a
local band called Seeds in the Wind.

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CRIME NOTES
Graffiti artist
poses question
in white paint
WHERE: Haven Hall
WHEN: Yesterday at about
1:45 a.m.
WHAT: Someone spray-
painted graffiti on the south
outside wall of Haven Hall,
the Department of Public
Safety reported. They wrote
"How long until this gets
washed off?" in white paint.
Man unable to
stop vomiting
WHERE: Intramural Sports
Building
WHEN: Yesterday at about 1
a.m.
WHAT: A man in a bathroom
at the IM Building couldn't
stop vomiting, DPS reported.
He refused transport to the
University Hospital.

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

Intoxicated man Showing of Will

passes out near
'M' on Diag
WHERE: The Diag
WHEN: Monday at about 8:15
p.m.
WHAT: An intoxicated man
passed out near the Block M
in the center of the Diag, DPS
reported. He left before police
arrived.
Man sleeping on
bench removed
from laboratory
WHERE: Randall Laboratory
WHEN: Yesterday at about
4:45 a.m.
WHAT: A man not affili-
ated with the University was
found sleeping on a bench
near Randall Lab's glass
wall. He was removed from
the building and cited for
trespassing.

Smith movie
WHAT: A screeningof "The
Pursuit of Happyness"
WHO: University Unions
Arts and Programs
WHEN: Today at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan League
Ballroom
Afro-Caribbean
tap dance show
WHAT: A caribbean-influ-
enced tap dance performance
by New York's Tomango
WHO: University Musical
Society
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Michigan Theater
Forum on HPV
vaccinations
WHAT: A forum discussing
the bill proposed in the state
Legislature that would man-
date thatHPYvaccinations be
administered to all girls enter-

ing sixth grade.
WHO: The Ethics in Public
Life Initiative
WHEN: Today from 7 to
8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Ann Arbor District
Library, 343 South Fifth Ave.
Poetry reading
WHAT: A free poetry read-
ing by Irish writer Dennis
O'Driscoll
WHO: Department of English
Language and Literature
WHEN: Today at 5 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Amphi-
theatre
CORRECTIONS
" A story on Thursday's front
page (Amidstrife, Coke exec
speaks at 'U') incorrectly stat-
ed that Ed Potter, Coca-Cola's
global relations director, is
headingthe International
Labor Organization's inves-
tigation of Coke's alleged
human rightsviolation. He is
the U.S. employer delegate to
the ILO.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandailycom.

Julie Nemecek, a trans-
gender professor who
filed a discrimination
suit after being fired by
Spring Arbor University,
has reached an undisclosed
settlement with the college,
The Associated Press report-
ed yesterday.
According to Univer-
sity researchers, obese
patients are more likely
to suffer complications after
surgery. Infection of the
surgery site, one of the most
common post-surgical com-
plications, occurred almost
twice as often in obese
patients.
A 91-year-old German
man was rescued yes-
terday by firemen after
he became stuck to a roof,
Reuters reported. He had
been fixing his roof when he
slipped and got trapped in
tar. He was not injured.

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