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THT E MICHIGAN

DAILY

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER. 19, 1928

SEN ZONING.PETITION.I.OL.VIA ANDPARAGUAY.SUBMI

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TO PAN-AMERICAN PEACE PLEA
AND RECOMMENDATION
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Clements To Meet

PING-PONG GAINS NEW POPULARITY
AS DARTMOUTH MEN REVIVE SPORT

City

Councilmen

Smith Suggests Session To Consider
Matters Of Interest
To City

By Ma
At last the age-old questions of
nice, clean, gentle athletics for all
has been solved by an American
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CITIZENS ASK THAT LOCAL
ORDINANCE BECHANGED
IMMEDIATELY
GRAF CONDEMNS DELAY
Decision To Determine Whether
Apartment Building May
Be Erected
The petition to change the on-'
ing classification of property in the
area including lots at 715 ForestE
Ave., selected as a site for a pro-
posed nine-story apartment build-
ing, presented by residents in the
vicinity of this parcel, Monday
night, by resolution of city council,
was referred to the board of ap-
peals of the zoning ordinance.'
With it was sent a communica-
tion from Moore & Kent, betroit,
financial backers of the proposed
structure, in which information
which "might rightly influence the
council in its decision" was pre-
sented. The aldermrn attached to
the resolution a request that the
appeal board and the city engineer
withhold a building permit for the
apartment until council reaches a
decision on the petition.
This petition already has been
before the board of appeals but 'in
an informal way. It was brought
to this body's attention after the
architect for Moore & Kent had
appealed from the refusal of the
city engineer to grant him a build-
ing permit. The engineer based his,
decision on the grounds that plans
for the apartment house did not
conform with regulations of the
state housing code.
Revised Building Plans
The architect agreed to revise
his plans and then residents in the
vicinity of the site, which now is
in Class B, permitting such an
apartment'building but which they
desire to cpange to Class A, pro-
hibiting the proposed structure,
was informally presented.

111L1LL10; lDartmouth h as revivedt
In a letter from Shirley W. ping-pong. Taken up by a few stu-
Smith, secretary and business man- dents who were looking for a mildt
ager of the University, which City way to amuse themselves during3
Clerk Isaac G. Reynolds laid before their spare time, the game of thei
littl celluloid ball has been seized
the council at its meeting Monday upon avidly by the entire Dart-I
night, Mr. Smith suggests a meet- mouth campus. Brawny, stalwart1
ing between representatives of 'the football ;players, and studious,c
city and Regent William L. Clem- spavined Shakespeare enthusiasts,
ents and himself to consider mat- all have succumbed to the lure of
ters which either have been re- the ping-pong table, and every-
ferred to the buildings and grounds where. in fraternity houses and
committee, or which would natur- dormtiories, otherwise sane stu-
ally come before it, including mat- dents may be seen madly pelting
ters in which the city is interested: a little ball back and forth over
the straightening of Twelfth street, a net on a miniature tennis court
the paving of one section of North of wood as their hoarse cohorts
University avenue, the possible madly cheer them .on to greater
widening of North University ave- effors.
nue between State street and At Dartmouth It is widely
Washtenaw avenue, the formal rumored that ping-pong has be-
deeding to the cit-y of the new por- come so popular that it will be in-
tion of Forest avenue, the formal stalled as an inter-fraternity
deeding to the University of the. game; so in the near future
closed Besler street, the :proposed staunch warriors will go forth to
widening of Observatory street, and battle armed with a paddle and
the desired co-operation by the the spirit to do or die for the sake'
University in the expense involved of the house. Here at Michigan
in solving the sewage disposal the game has already gained a
problem. foothold and not a few fraternity .
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houses have surreptitiously install
;d a ping-pong table in some out
of the way place to which the boys
may steal in their weaker mo-
ments.
The origins of ping-pong maybe
traced as far back as 1900 in which
year and the two following years
it spread like influenza throughout
this country, Great Britain, and
France, and gained so much popu-
larity that billiards, bridge,
crotcheting, and more strenuous

forms of activity were momentori-
ly forgotten.
There are reports in some quar-
ters that Coach Yost, fearing the
insidious popularity of the game,
has forbidden all those who are
planning to play football next year
to play ping-pong, but it is only
a rumor.
NEW YORK Dec. 18.-For the
third time in a week the Columbia
football team has been unable to
decide upon a captain for next sea-
son. Malcolm Bleecker and Jin
Campbell are the men who are
under consideration.

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A MERRY XMAS
AND

A HAPPY NEW

YEAR

With its offer of mediation in the two countries, where armed
the Bolivian-Paraguayan contro- forges are still drawn up. Upper
versy accepted by both disputing inset shows a typical border fight-
countries, the way is now clear for er, and below is one of the Indians1
the Pan-American conference on who inhabit the region.

arbritration and conciliation to-
take affirmative steps to reconcile
the two nations. Cut above shows
a view of the border line between
Bates And Goodrich
To Attend Meeting
Dean Henry M. Bates and Pro-

Representatives of Kent & Moore; fessor Herbert S. Goodrich, both of
came before the board of appeals the Law school, are planning to at-
and asked that ruling be made one tend a meeting of the Council of
way or another on their request the American Law Institute the
for a building permit. The board, latter part of the week in New York
however, suspended action until City. Dean Bates is a member of
the zoning petition could be placed the Council and Prof. Goodrich is
before council. the advisor on professional and
An outgrowth of ,council's reso- public relations.
lutin to refer the petition to the The Council will outline their
board of appeals was a motion business for the coming year and
made by Ald. Benjamin Graf, Sec- will look over the work of the var-
ond ward, that the cit dvertise ous sub-committees.
in the press where copies of city
nmps, showing zoning classification,
may be obtained. The motion was
adopted.
Graf Condemns Delay
Ald. Graf declared he believed
residents should not wait until
money has been invested in prop-
erty for certain uses before they
come before the council with re-
quests to change the zoning regu-
lations.
The financial backers of the pro-
posed apartment building said in
their communication they had re-
ceived information that the prop-
erty chosen as a site for the struc-
ture was on the market and had
made an examination of the land,
a part of the district affected by
the petition, and were attracted to The
the site as suitable for such a pur- spitfi
pose as they had in mind. stars
'They then made a contract with
the owner for the purchase of the
property, having been informed by
him and others interviewed that
the land was in Class B, within {
which apartment buidings could
lawfully be constructed. In order
to be doubly sure, the Detroit firm
said its representatives then went
to the office of the city engineer
and were informd - there that the
land was in Class B and it was
lawful to construct an apartment
building on the site selected.,*
Negotiate Contracts
They then negotiated for con-
tracts for the construction of the
building, according to their com-
munication, these contracts includ-
ing those for construction of the
foundation, walls, roof and car-
pentry, plumbing and heating, for
electrical work, milling and finish-
ing and half a dozen lesser ones.
The firm also negotiated for ob-
taining such money as was needed
to finance the enterprise, took title
to the lots and closed all contracts.
Not until after this had been
done did any information come to
them that a change in the zoning
ordinance was contemplated, the
Detroiters' communication 'stated, E
and not until after one of the con-
tractors was on the grounds with a
part of his equipment, did they I
learn that there were objections
to the construction of fl- apart-
nent building. Plans were modi-
fied .to meet some of these objec- -
fions, it was said, at a considerable Also
financial sacrifice. "Habeus
The communication also said l Corpus"
that the Moore & Kent organiza- a Hal Roach
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