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or & Co., Phone 237.-Adv.
set glass. C. H. Major & Co.,
237.-Adv.

INTEREST ARUED AS- CAMPAIGN
AGAINST RBOOM PROFITERING PRO6GRESSES,

Courteous and satisfactory
TREATMENT to every custom-
er, whether the account be large
or small.
Th Ann Arbor Savings Bank
Incorporated 1869
Capital and Surplus. $ : . .OI.l
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Northwest Cor. Main & Htiron.
707 North University Ave

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INDIVIDUALS ATTACKED MAKE
DEFENSE THROUGH PRESENT
PRICE, QUOTATIONS
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
p The attack on the landladies of Ann
Arbor in this morning's issue of The
Daily is the fifth of its kind that has+
appeared this season, and challenges
the attention of 'every honest landlady.1
As a class we are not only honest
but longsuffering; otherwise, we
would not be In the business of rent-
ing rooms to students, as there is
little money in it even at present
prices, many difficulties to encounter,
and much disagreeable hard work.
There is an old saying ,that even a+
worm will turn, and now that this par-'
ticular worm has turned, it is really
amusing to 'note the furor that has
been created,
School teachers and city officials
have all had substantial increases ini
saiary to meet the high cost of liv-i
ing; laboring men of all classes are de-
manding and receiving fabulous prices,
for their work. Boarding house prices
have been steadi! increasing for
years. But the landladies who have1
had the presumption to raise their
room rents one dollar, two dollars, or
three dollars a week, as the case may
be, are the only ones to date to be
accused of profiteering. -
We would say to the public in gen-
eral and to the University officials in
partimular, calm yourselves!. The
landladies ofPAnn Arbor, as a class,
a're not only honest but benevolent.
We wish to give the boys what they
ask for, good rugs at from $40 to $60
apiece in our stores, desks at $17 to
$50, swivel chairs at from $10 to $18
apiece, morris chairs at $18 apiece,
double-deck beds at $42. Even a good
cot bed with mattress costs in the
neighborhood of $25. They expect
good blankets at from $5 to $10. apiece,
about three being needed on each bed
in cold weather with all the windows
open.
We wish to keep oir roomers warm
with coal at $12 a ton and going high-
er. A ton of coal lasts only 10 days
in cold weather. But we know that
no one can study to advantage in a
cold room. Taxes in Ann Arbor are
increasing at an enormous rate, laun-
dry bills are double what they were,
telephone rates are much higher, and
cotton goods of all binds cost twice
as much as they did.
Perhaps it would be as well to pass
over in silence the threat that has
been offered to the effect that little or
no attention will be paid 'in future to
complaints against the students.
TWO ANN ARBOR LANDLADIES.
Expeditions Productive of Specimens
Summer expeditions resulted in
large additions to the division of in-
sects of the University museum. Rep-
resentative plant and animal life was
secured from Berrien county, Mich.,
weste:n Tennessee and Kentcky, and
the Olympic mountains, Washington.
An expedition to the Olympic moun-
tains was fortunate enough to secure
a series of rare forms of scientUc Im-
portance. The division of insects will
be gven half of the second floor .space
in the museum.

PARENT ADVOCATES ADOPTION
. OF PUBLIC PRESSURE TO
ELIMINATE EVIL
Editor, The Michigan Daily:
I don't want to be a. kicker or a
grouch, but I fear that in view 'of the
overcrowded condition of the Univer-
sity the people there who have rooms
to let or board to furnish are taking
advantage of the situation, and if this
presumtion be true some organized
pressure ought to be brought by the
public to correct the evil.
Take my boy for example, who last
year paid $5 or $5.50 for table board
and $20 per month for a room oc-
cupied by two. TIat was a little steep
but in war time we were willing to
overlook that. This year my boy went
back there on the fourth to arrange
for a room; he came back, stating that
the best he was able to do was to get
a small, but nice and conveient little
room with a single bed for, I believe
$14, on which he paid $5, got a receipt
and felt he had that settled for the
ensuing school year.
A short time after came a letter
from the lady saying she had made
a mistake, and she could not let him
have it at that price. Although the
boy had made a square bargain, I ad-
vised him to. reply' that they would
take the matter up when he got there.
I believe nothing was dome, and he
now advises me that he must pay at
least $20 pei- month for room and
$7.50 for table board. This looks a
little stupendous when one like my-
self naturally reverts to his school
days when most college towns were
advertising room and board at about
$15 per month.
However, if the charges above giv-
en are legitimate I have nothing to
say. On -the other hand if they are
exhorbitant, \ahd are made poszible
because of the large number of stu-
dents, making profiteering possible
for that reason, I think the public
should bring such pressure to bear as
will bring about a square deal for
these students.
FRED. C. SLATER,
American Consular Service,
Sarnia, Ont,
Endowment Reaches Two' I11lion\
Two million dollars was the total
reached Wednesday by the Harvard
endowment fund. Of this amount large
subscriptions were made by alumni
from Boston and New York.
A chance for any student to make
$25.00. Read the Randall Studio ad-
vertisement.-Adv.
Patronize ,the Daily Advertisers-.

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