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2 - Friday, January 4, 2008
MONDAY:
In Other Ivory Towers

TUESDAY:
Arbor Anecdotes

WEDNESDAY:
The Extremist

A costly blaze

THURSDAY:FRIDAY:
Explained BeforeYu Were Here
EXTRA .94c IIW4l a ta1 E XTRA
FLAMES GUT HAVEN HALL;.
DAMAGE HITS $3,000,000
pecttoor ~ lp, -, ciwl Building
rlinder Firemen ' ( Ttanll ' ul ,

On June 6, 1950, the fire
alarm in Haven Hall rang. And
for once, there was actually a
fire.
The fire, which is rumored to
have been started by a disgrun-
tled professor, started in the
building's central attic, accord-
ing to firemen at the time of the
fire.
In the end, it was estimated
that the blaze did more than
three million dollars worth of
damage, including destroying
the 20,000 volume Bureau of
Government Library.
Although no one was killed
in the fire, one firefighter was
slightly injured and several stu-
dents were treated for smoke
inhalation.
A crowd of 20,000 surround-
ed the building to watch it burn.
At times the memorized onlook-

ers blocked firefighters.
Despite the efforts of police
to restrain the crowd, others
rushed into the building to sal-
vage their research and belong-
ings by throwing files from the
building's windows.
Journalism students were
able to save typewriters and
an Associated Press Teletype
machine.
Many University graduate
students lost their masters' the-
ses and research. History Prof.
Dwight Dumond lost 15 years
of research on the anti-slavery
movement.
The building, which at the
time stood near the Law Quad,
was evacuated at about 4:30 p.m.
when several people noticed
smoke coming out of the walls.
Soon smoke was billowing from
the buildings roof.

As a precaution, Angell Hall
was also evacuated.
one student, junior Alvin
Kaplan, ran into the journalism
department, where students
were taking final exams, and
said, "I think your building is
burning down."
Firefighters did not declare
the fire under control until 9
p.m.
At the time, Haven Hall
housed the journalism, sociol-
ogy, and history departments,
all of which were gutted in the
blaze.
The fire helped to push for-
ward plans to renovate and
expand Angell Hall. When the
renovations were completed in
1952, a section of the new com-
plex was named Haven Hall
after the original building.
DANIEL STRAUSS

The front page of The Michigan Daily the day after a fire destroyed
Haven Hall. The blaze, which burned out of control for more than four
hours, caused about three million dollars in damage.

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CRIME NOTES

CAMPUS EVENTS & NOTES

1992 Mercury
stolen from lot
WHERE: M-18 Carport, 1600
E. Medical Center Dr.
WHEN: Yesterday at about 1
a.m.
WHAT: A blue 1992 Mercury
Grand Marquis was stolen
sometime between Wednesday
evening and 12:45 a.m. yester-
day, the Department of Public
Safety reported. Police will
review security tapes of the
parking lot.

Staffer's MCard
stolen from
cafeteria
WHERE: South Quadrangle
WHEN: Yesterday at about 11:30
a.m.
WHAT: A cafeteria worker's
MCard was stolen, DPS report-
ed. To verify that the card was
truly stolen, the Entree Office
intends to wait several days
before filing a report.

Student book
exchange
WHAT: Students can bring
in used textbooks and course
guides and resell them to
other students.
WHO: Student Book
Exchange
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m.
to 6 p.m.
WHERE: Pond Room, Mich-
igan Union
String quartet
performance
WHAT: A performance by
the Emerson String Quartet,
including Bartok's String
Quartet No. 3 and a commis-
sion by University composer
Bright Sheng. Tickets cost
between $22 and $46.
WHO: University Musical
Society
WHEN: Today at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Rackham Audito-
rium

Claymation
workshop
WHAT: Animator Brad Pat-
tullo will teach a workshop
on creating clay figures for
a stop-motion animation.
Patullo has worked for sever-
al television series, including
the MTV series "Celebrity
Deathmatch."
WHO: Ann Arbor District
Library
WHEN: Today from 11 a.m
to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Multiple Purpose
Room, Ann Arbor District
Library
CORRECTIONS
" The image on the
front page of yesterday's
the B-side (Listen to the
best Music of2007) was
miscredited. The photo
illustration was created
by Angela Cesere and Rob
Migrin.
Please report any error in
the Daily to corrections@
michigandaily.com.

Caller reports Woman slips on
polo shirt stolen ice, injures self

Three hundred seventy-
two cars were set on fire
during new year celebra-
tions in Paris this year, Reuters
reported. Police described the
night as "relatively calm." Last
year, Parisians set 730 vehicles
ablaze.
Michigan hockey goalie
Billy Sauer was named
the RBC Financial Group
CCHA player of December, as
well as the CCHA's Goaltender
of the Week.
>>>FOR MORE, SEE SPORTS PAGE9
3The San Francisco Zoo
reopened yesterday, nine
days after a Siberian tiger
mauled three teenagers. 17-
year-old Carlos Sousa Jr. died
after a tiger jumped out of its
pen and attacked Sousa. Visi-
tors created a memorial for both
Sousa and the tiger yesterday.

WHERE: North Ingalls Build-
ing, 300 N. Ingalls
WHEN: Wednesday at about
11:D5 p.m.
WHAT: A polo shirt was stolen
from the North Ingalls Building
between 6:30 on Dec.31 and 4:45
p.m yesterday, DPS reported.
Police have no suspects.

WHERE: Lot NC-24, 1300 Beal
Ave.
WHEN: Yesterday at about 8
a.m. - -
WHAT: A female University
staff member slipped and fell on
ice, DPS reported. Huron Valley
Ambulance took the woman to
the University Hospital for treat-
ment.

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