TiE AICHlAN AILY
WE DlNL.DAY, DECr1WER4, sIA
No Questions Asked When
Students Drank Joe's Beer
By EUNICE MINTZ
Saloons once flourished in Ann
And students of this University
are still silging about them.
Those famous words in I Want
to go bacK to Michigan" about
"Back to Joe's and the Orient"
refer to the days when men were
men and could drink-no inden-
tification needed-in one of the
town's numerous saloons.
Joe's, actually Joe Parker's Sa-
lkn, was one of the most popular
campus hangouts about 50 years
ago. It flournished from the
1890's until 1915, when a State
Supreme Court ruling drove the
saloons from the thenceforward
dry streets of Ann Arbor.
The saloon was originally situ-
ated on Miin St. Later Joe moved
to Huron St., across from the
Court House. The Orient was down
Joe's was popular largely be-
cause of Joe himself. He was a pic-
turesque figure who set up rules in
his establishment with which he
acquainted his student patrons
and which they did not dare to
violate. 'Joe allowed no freshmen
in his saloon, and didn't allow his
other customers to get intoxicated.
He preferred to keep the students
on beer, and tried to serve them
as little hard liquor a possible. If
anyone got too excited, Joe bodily
threw him out of the saloon.
Joe was known among the stu-
dents for being free with advice
and loans. He also permitted stu-
A new technique for disease
control has been developed
through enzyme research, Dr. Paul
K. Stumpf, of the School of Pub-
lic Health, declared yesterday in
a talk before the Science Research
Speaking on the topic, "Enzyme
Approach o Biological Problems,"
Dr. Stumpf said that vitamins,
hormones and certain therapeutic
compounds are known to interact
with parts of key enzyme systems
in the body
Enzymes, it was explained, are
protein substances which greatly
accelerate body reactions. Be-
cause they are synthesized in liv-
ing cells, disturbances. in these
cells will (Aten inhibit enzyme ac-
tion, Dr. Stumpf said.
When certain viruses attack
body cells, he continued, they also
affect enzyme action and mani-
festations of disease appear. Like-
wise, when drugs are used, they
produce a biological effect on the
organism and in turn on specific
By a study of these enzymes, Dr.
Stumpf pointed out, the action of
compounds in combating dis-
ease can be clarified The use of
insulin in the treatment of dia-
betes is an example of enzyme re-
search leading to an explanation
of a disease, he said.
dents to carve up his furniture.
The table tops from Joe's are on
display on the walls in the Unior
For Men Only
Joe's and the other Ann Arbor
saloons were strictly for men. La-
dies who drank were no ladies ir
those days. and it is probable that
Joe would have locked the door
rather than permit a girl to ente
his establishment. In general
people who recall' the era of Joe'
and other Ann Arbor saloons sa
that men who couldn't hold thei
liquor were frowned upon and a
student who returned to his house
drunk was subject td the "freeze
treatment" from his friends.
A man with liquor on his breat
was scorned by the girls in thos
days. But the man who could hold
his beer was an object for admira-
tion. Contests in guzzling were
frequently held at Joe's. Joe per-
mitted it, but if either party got
rowdy, the contest ended in a draw
with the rowdy member out in the
People in Ann Arbor who re-
member the saloons say that the
town's people tended to stay away
from places like Joe's and the
Orient. The "Town and Gown
Club" w s an establishment
that served the city people and
faculty. Gus's Place was a saloon
where the freshmen gathered
until they graduated to sopho-
mores and Joe's.
The saloons in Ann Arbor were
forced to close in 1915. Lawrence
Damm, another saloon proprietor,
appeared in court in December of
that year with the people of the
state of Michigan against, him.
The State Supreme Court upheld
the consthutionality of a law that
the proprietors had ignored. The
law held that liquor could not be
sold to University students.
Ann Arbor saloons evaporated.
As any semi-conscious student
of today will testify, there has
been no reincarnation.
Set for T oday
The final competition for the
six winners of the Speech 31 con-
test preliminary will be held at
4 p.m. today at Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre with Prof. Donald
E. Hargis as chairman.
The judges will be Prof. William
P. Halstead, Charles W. Lomas
and Jack E. Bender.
Don Mitchell will speak on "The
Voice of the People," while Wil-
liam Flemming has chosen the
topic, Were We Prepared for
College?" Gellert Seel will speak
on "Ameica's Greatest Crime,"
and Donald Plott on "What's
Right for the Church?" John
John Momeyer's speech is enti-
tled "Fellow Man or Fellow Ani-
mal?" and Harold Hoag will speak
on "Destiny and One Man."
GIVE FOR XMAS-
USING THE JIGSAW-Restraining casts andi braces do not pro-
hibit children from working in the Galen Shop, where project
designs are purposely kept simple enough for handicapped young-
sters to handle.
Galens' Christmas Cam pai gr
For Funds Is Set for Friday
Course To Be
Offered by U
11 IoliueIIt Will Be
1Hed at 225 Sudenits4
The fourth pre-term refresher
course for veterans will be given
by the University in 4 anuay,
Prof. Clark Hopkins, ascwia e di-
rector of the Veteras Svi eBu-
reau, anoiced yeterda.
Enrollment will be liited to
225 veterans because of limited
facilities available for the refresh-
er course, which will begin Jan. 7
and will end Feb. 4, Prof. Hopkins
said. Only students whose appli-
cations for admission to the Uni- I
versity have been accepted will be
eligible to attend.
The courses to be offered will
allow returning veterans to review
high school and freshman work,
Prof. Hopkins said. Reading drill
and study procedure cwtures will
also be offered.
No Degree Credit
No degree credit is given for the
refresher work, although veterans
taking the full course are eligible
for subsistance payments from the
The first veterans' refresher
course, which began Sept. 24, 1945,
was attended by 142 veterans. Top
enrollment was for the pre-spring
term course, when 908 veterans
were registered. Last fall the en-
rollment was 530.
A new ruling whereby all men
between the ages of 17 and 21 are
eligible to apply for NROTC has
been announced by the Navy De-
Candidates for the program will
be selected on the basis of a com-
petitive examination. Those se-
lected will be entitled to a four
year scholarship at a university
with an NROTC unit. The student
will be allowed the four years re-
gardless of his previous university
NROTC students receive a $600
a year reainer fee in addition to
having their tuition, fees, and
books paid for by the Navy. They
are required to take a total of 24
hours of naval science dring
their four years in the university,
and to participate in three sum-
mer cruises. Upon graduation
f they are commissioned ensigns,
USN, or second lieutenants USMC.
1After graduatin they are re-
quired to serve two years on active
All persens interested in joining
the NROTC program may secure
applicatioin at Navy headquarters
in North hall. Applications must
be in by Dec. 17. The examina-
tion will be given Jan. 18.
1 Hold Those Bonds!
HOL Y L A N D B O M B D A M A G E --- A patrol moves around ruins of the income tax
- office, Jerusalem, Palestine, after a bomb-detonated by police wrecked the building.,
ASSOCIATED PRESS PICTURE NEWS
By GAY LARSEN
Through funds obtained in
their ann'ial Christmas drives,
Galen's Society has provided hos-
pitalized youngsters with a work-
shop where they can make all the
noise they choose and get as
dirty as any child's heart could
desire for a few hour's each day,
in addition to an opportunity to
create something with their own
hands for themselves or their fam-
The Galen Shop, the only one
of its kind in the country, has
been operated by these funds for
the past 18 years and will be set
in operation for another year
through the funds the Galens will
collect in this year's drive on Fri-
day and Saturday.
Located in a large sunny room
Will Meet Today
The campus chapter of the
American Veterans Committee will
meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the
A discussion is planned on the
possibility of the local chapter
sponsoring a housing convention
of all State veterans' groups to
draft proposals for submission to
on the ninth floor of University
Hospital, the shop has been built
up througn thetyears to include
for equipment three jig saws, a
lathe, a sander, a drill and circular
saw, electric burning pencils, elec-
tric vibra tools, saws, hammers,
and hand carving tools.
Materials for Flay
Besides working with wood, the
youngsters have available leather,
paper, clay, cloth, soap, plastics
and an interesting array of usu-
able scrap materials. In selecting
materials for the children to use,
shop instructors are careful to
choose the type of things the chil-
dren might be able to find at home
after they leave the hospital.
The one or two days spent each
week in working on the playroom,
making things for other children
in the hospital and repairing
toys, according to the shop in-
structors, have !.ad a marked ef-
fect on many of the children in
teaching them to work for and
with. other youngster.
The one common feature of all
the children working in the shop
is that none of them are strong
and are necessarily slowed down
in their work. Rather than dis-
courage them, however, the handi-
caps seem to give them more than
an ordinary sense of pride in be-
ing able to construct something
with their hands in spite of the
restraints of casts, bandages and
A R A B I A N F L U M E -- A bridged irrigation flume carries waters of the Spring of Elisha
to Arab banana plantations near Jericho. Mount of Temptation is in the background.
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L A M B S C 0 B Y A I R-Lambs are loaded on a plane at San Angelo, Tex, for a flight to
Guatemala City in what Texans said was the first mass air movement of sheep. They were bought.
from Marshall Montgomery, Ozona, Tex., by Enrique Asturias, Guatemala ranchman.
If the ties in our Christmas
collection were placed end to
end they would stretch clear to
the North Pole. And there isn't
a bad or bizarre one in the lot.
They're all smart, wearable,
welcome gifts. Get those to
nish off your list tomorrow.
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