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September 21, 1927 - Image 7

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The Michigan Daily, 1927-09-21

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City Council Author
Permits Bu
Granting a right of way for the
proposed Packard street drain, au-
thorizing the board of public works.
to advertise for bids on the Buena
Vista storm sewer, arranging for a
session to be devoted to formulating'
final plans for a solution of Ann Ar-
bor's water problem and hearing
of a protest of an alleged nuis-
ance at University of Michigan's
power house were highlights at the
Monday evening session of the city
Mayor Edward W. Staebler and
City Clerk Isaac G. Reynolds were
authorized to release for the Pack-
ard street drain right of way, 10 feet
on each side of the center line of the
drain in Burns park, Lincoln avenue,
Wells street, Baldwin avenue, Brock-
man boulevard, Shadford road, Wood-
side road, Morton avenue, Ferdon
drive, Fair Oaks Parkway, Walling-
ford road, Scottwood avenue, Oak
Lane avenue and Austin avenue.
Aldermen also authorized the board
of public works to advertise for bids
on the Buena Vista storm sewer, the
project being declared a necessary
public improvement.
Adopting a motion presented by
Aid. E. E. Lucas of the Third ward,
the council will assemble at 7:30
Wednesday evening to hear estimates
on construction of a new reservoir
and water mains and drilling of
wells. The aldermen adjourned until
7:30 next Monday evening, when they
will reach a decision on the work ac-
complished in the committee of the
whole session to be held Wednesday.
- Signatures of 38 residents in the
vicinity of the University power plant
'appeared on a petition protesting
against the burning of the coal pile.
The communication reads:
"The condition has existed for sev-
eral years and obnoxious gases are
unbearable. Requests to building and
grounds department have been un-
heeded or met with promises un-
The council was requested to take
action to alleviate the nuisance. The
petitioners also claimed that the Uni-
versity was ordering coal in such
quantities that proper care could not
.be taken of the fuel. Operation of
the crane throughout the evening and
on Sunday also was included in the
It was suggested in the communi-
cation that water used in extinguish-
ing the flames was decreasing the
city supply. The water pressure in
'the area of the plant is low, residents
complained. The matter was re-
ferred to City Attorney R. O. Boni-
The People's Motor Coach Co. was
given permission to operate busses
on "tripper" service in the campus
area for accommodation of students.

rizes Drain; Conservation Director Leigh J. Young
s Schedule Changes, Explains Fire Prevention Work Of State
Wlo:1k of the conservation depart- Y oung said.
The vehicles will leave Geddes avenue FT[B!I1TI1 01J[[ari
and Oswego street at 7:50 a. m. andl, ntn, in controlling forest fires this Arthur W. Stace, director of the
taking a route with stops at Hill summer was discussed by Director Michigan committee on public utility
street, Oxford road and South Univer- Lera Valley Suffe I tio Leigh J. Young in an address before information, pointed out the possi-
Lsity and East University avenues, will R~iiig River; Troops A1reLigJ.Yugnandresbfeifomtnpned utheps-
arive at Eat U stt anusort Uwii aer ToRegion Ann Arbor Exchange club Monday bilities of northern Michigan as a
versity avenue at 7:5. A second trip n evening. Conditions have been bad winter as well as summer playground.
over the same route will start at 8:50 RELIEF TRAIN ORDERED for fire and more than 1,200 fires have "The northern country can become a
a. m., and end at 8:58 a .m. strated, but none has gotten out of paradise to supplement with trees
The third run of the day will start (y Associated Press) control and become sweepingly de- and wild life the industries of south-
at 12:03 p. m., at East and North structive. The larger appropriation ern Michigan," Mr. Stace said.
University avenues, and proceed on MEIXI,O CITrY, Sept. 20.-The,
Nrt U ves, anu o ae pam of h Y, loom. in the and better organization have resulted "The northern country is wonderful
North University avenue to State phantom of hunger loomed n the in saving out of all proportion to the in winter as well as summer, can
street to South University avenue to flood-strickena Lerma valley today. additional cost, Director Young de- furnish all the opportunities for win-
Geddes avenue and Oswego street to With the flood waters covering the Glared ter sports that are found at Lake
South and East University avenues district around Acambaro in the state Discussing the recent fish spearing Placid and has the same nearness to
to State street and North University
avenue, arriving at 12:20 p. n s. of Guanajuato, adequate relief work rules and repeals, he pointed out that population. One can be in the wilder-
A e r tmfor the present is impossiblethe restrictions on spearing which ness in a few hours from any place
State street "tripper" from South were passed while the late James in Michigan.
University avenue and State street to The federal garrison has been Oliver Curwood was a member of the "Ann Arbor has the lightest snow-
the Ann Arbor railroad tracks on struggling heroically to rescue the conservation commission affected only fall of any city in the state, but in
South State street will be operated people. Foodstuffs have been com- a third of the state in the southern the north there is plenty of snow,
on a 30-minute schedule, from 3 mandeered for distribution among the portion and certain lakes in the north. sometimes 20 feet deep. Michigan
o'clock in the afternoon until 6:24 in victims. The number of soldiers, how- The repeal threw the situation back should jump into winter sports (e-
the evening. Both morning and after- ever, is limited and they could not on the old laws. Legality of any velopment in the northern country,"
noon runs will be made six days a attend the cries of agony which came spearing makes it difficult to enforce Mr. Stace said. He asked Director
week. from many families perched on their restrictions and the only way to con- Young what the department of con-
An official of the Detroit, Jackson housetops imploring help as the rac- trol spearing is to abolish it entirely, servation planned to do about it.
& Chicago Railway company appeared ing torrents gradually sapped the the lirector said. "We have not forgotten winter
at the meeting and notified the alder- walls of the houses beneath them. "j ha just discovered that the di- sports," Young replied. "lanning
men that his firm was ready to re- Several houses collapsed and the rector of conservation has no author- county fair exhibits which were in
move unused rails from the unpaved rushing water carried off whole fain- eityver the conservation commission, great demand has taken a lot of time
streets, which would include Detroit Jilies and others were buried beneath according to Supreme court ruling. since the matter of winter sports
street and all other thoroughfares on the ruins. Although only six known I'd rat her have more responsibility first was considered, but we have not
which the rails are not laid in pave- 1deaths are reported it is believed the daind the authority that goes with it," forgotten it."
ment, and all unused overhead equip- actual toll taken by the Lerma river
ment. The council instructed the rep- will be far above that.
resentatives to proceed with plans When the refugees who took shelter
and present them with the court's in the highlands return the number
orders for such work. of victims can be set approximately
but the exact toll probably will never At
DA TE IS SET FOR "e known. Many are believed to have
b een buried nder the toppling houses
FIdST GYM CLASS and others carried away by the flood. M ichigan
The fate of 150 guests at one hotel
Regular gymnasium work for is not known. A brief telegram re-le
freshmen men in connection with the ported the building surrounded by - It's - Fyfe's line of sho
requirements in physical education water and the guests on the roof ap- English Don-$1C
will probably begin Monday, October pealing for rescue. Later an equally
3, according to Dr. George A. May, brief dispatch announced that the17 I C E 'S eechlrtllt b oxvn sh
who is director in charge. hotel building had crumbled. the Fifer at $10, ar
It is especially urged, Dr. May says, The last telegram transmitted Sun-
that all freshmen sign up for their day morning before communication - for - $15-50.
lockers and pay their fees for same at was severed, was this terse message
once so that any possible confusion from R. R. Ruiz to his mother in
may be avoided. Mexico City:SALADS
Due to the fact that Waterman "The flood is increasing. I am
gymnasium is at present going without food and may possibly die." SANDWICHES
through a process of general renova- With one relief train already on its
tion following registration there, it is way, President Calles has ordered a
not likely that the building will be second train to leave for Acambaro FOUNTAIN SERVICE
open to students until the first of Wednesday.
next week, although it is possible that -Th
the gymnasium will be open Friday American women spent four times MARY LEE CANDIES
or Saturday. In addition to a general as much last year for permanent
cleaning out in the building, the vari-j waves as the United States Govern-
ous court and other lines are being } ment did in building new ships.
repainted as are the "spot" numbers.
The only exception to the rule that
all freshmen must take physical edu-
cation work besides those unable be-
cause of physical defects is in the
case of those actually on some fresh- ~ -
man athletic squad. -



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