THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1948
Students of 1843 Spent
$100 To Attend College
(Editor's Note: This costa commentary is based on documents on file in the
Michigan Historical Collections.)
In a little over 100 years, University dormitories have hiked their
room rent more than 10,000 per cent.
Early residents of Mason Hall, the first boys' dorm on campus,
laid out approximately $1 per term for the privilege of rooming there.
There were no gripes about dorm food in those days either, since
all the students boarded out among the local citizens, at prices rang-
ing from $1.25 to $2.00 per week. Students who were pinched for
funds could satisfy their hunger pangs at "clubs" where meals were
even cheaper. '
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OTHER "NECESSARY expenses" listed in the Catalogue of the
Department of Arts and Sciences for 1843-44 provide mute testimony
to the fact that today's dollar is smaller.
According to the catalogue, the oldest one available in the
Michigan Historical Collections, students could expect to shell
out from $70 to $100 during a three-term year at the University.
This sum included $10 charged by the University as an admission
fee and about $7.50 a year for room rent, firewood (which students
split themselves) and the services of the janitor. No charge was made
AN EDITORIAL in the "Democratic Herald" of the period, at-
tacking President Tyler's proposal for a limited issue of paper money,
forewarned Ann Arborites of the coming day of the watered-down
The 53 students attending the University a century ago realized
other benefits besides the ecQonomic ones. The five professors and one
tutor made the teacher-student ratio a little better than 1 to 10.
hat's Up in the Dorms
(Editor's note: University-approved
residence halls desiring information
or wishing to contribute to What's Up
in the Dorms should contact Dolores
Palanker at The Daily or 105 Betsy
Strauss Iouse, East Quad, an-
nounces the following officers for
the fall semester: Ralph Hamilton,
president; Melvin Brandt, vice-
president; Nahman "Ray" Litt,
social chairman; Robert Pap-
worth, athletic chairman; Ray
Stenstrom, East Quad represen-
tative; C. "Bud" Simons, secre-
tary; Gail Slocum, treasurer.
Other council members are Hen-
ry Bucciero, Marion Krzyminski,
Jay Solem, Joseph Vorhees, Joe
Czesnakowicz and Robert Frese.
COEDS AWAKENED from their
studies by a burst of harmony
have probably been experiencing a
visit from the Strauss House Ser-
Every so often this group of
young men, which usually in-
cludes Ralph Hamilton, bari-
tone, Bob Hoexter, bass, Dick
Jeffers and Jim MacConnachie,
tenors, led by Marty Rosen,
George Rogers and Ray Litt,
sally forth to brighten the lives
of numerous coeds.
The girls of Betsy Barbour,
Helen Newberry, Kappa Delta,
Delta Gamma, "Vicki" Vaughan
and other sororities and league
houses have been treated to bar-
There will be a meeting of the
Michigan Crib, pre-law group
consisting of sophomores, juniors
and seniors in the combined cur-
ricula, at 7:30 p.m. today, Room D
Op en Fraternity Meeting
The Michigan chapter of Alpha
Phi Omega national service fra-
ternity, will hold an open meet-
ing at 7 p.m. today on the third
floor of the Michigan Union.
Fraternity officers announced
that anyone wishing to join the
service society should come to the
meeting. Activities of the group
center on service to the University,
such as the "Keep off the Grass"
campaign last spring.
Scale Model Replica
Composed of Toys
Now on display at IC headquar-
ters is a complete scale-model of
The model is the result of two
weeks' industrious work of Mrs.
Antonietta Leeds, clerk at the
Center and Ishaq Rida, a student
from Trans Jordan.
The interior is carefully repro-
duced with toy furniture pur-
chased from the dime store. What
furniture couldn't be bought was
borrowed from the children of
Center staff members.
Landscaping surrounds the ex-
Paper dolls from many lands
dot the beaverboard model.
The reproduction is fated to be
dismantled shortly, however, as
the children are already clamor-
ing for their furniture.
Those marvelous new machines,
which solve amazing mathemati-
cal problems at the flick of a
switch, couldn't begin to figure
out how long it would take the
Archivist of the National Archives
Building in Washington to read
all the government records pre-
served there and elsewhere about
the country. The Encylopedia
Americana says that there are
10,000,000 cubic feet of federal
records to which, no doubt, the
politicians add tons of words
Tool Engineers from Detroit
Area Hold Mass Meeting Here
More than 400 members of the
American Society of Tool Engi-
neers from the Detroit chapter
will gather in the Union at 7 p.m.
tonight for the organization's
Prof. Orlan W. Boston, chair-
man of the metal processing de-
partment, will speak at a conven-
tion dinner on the educational
work being carried on here in
FOLLOWING Prof. Boston's
talk, the visitors will observe first
hand the University's educational
facilities and courses for metal
processing students. The tour will
include the Heat Treating, Weld-
ing, and Metallurgical laborato-
idies, the foundry, metallographic
and X-ray labs.
The laboratories have been re-
equipped since the war with mod-
ern equipment, received as gifts
from the U.S. Army Ordnance, or
purchased .from the War Assets
Approximately 150 students
have volunteered to demonstrate
the equipment and to serve as
Phi Sigma Elections
Newly-elected officers of Phi
Sigma Society are: H. Louis Batts,
president; George W. Beyers, vice-
president and Charles C. Carpen-
ter, associate secretary.
APPOINTED-Maj. Gen. Ray-
mound H. Fleming poses at his
desk in the Pentagon after an-
nouncement of his appointment
as head-of the ground forces of
the National Guard.
After taking over the job, Ray-
mond said, "The most difficult
part of this work will be find-
ing my way in this building."
The Stars of PYGMALION in
"SO YOU WANT TO HOLD YOUR WIFE"
"Big Game News 0Color
Meeting starts promptly
MEN'S balloon tire Bike, three weeks
old. $67.00 new, priced to sell now.
Call Ward Opdyke, 2-3061 evenings.)26
GREAT DANES, age 4 months, vac-
cinated, AKO registered, reasonably
priced. Ph. 2-4801. 1816 Frieze Ave. )34
1 SERVI-CYCLE, in very good condi-
tion, $150. 1 Motobecane Motorcycle,
never used, $200. Call 2-3173, 9-5
BICYCLE - Beautiful Schwinn Light-
weight; basket, hand brake. Original.
$80 value, $42.50. Call 2-0549. )29
STUDENT will sell either 1948 English
Austin sedan or 1948 Plymouth con-
vertible. Both have low mileage, fully
equipped. Reasonable. Ed Morhous.
700 S. State, Ph. 2-3297 daytime or
1220W, Ypsi after 5 p.m. )25
HIGH SCORING STADIUM FASHIONS
Come in and get your particular
grandstand styles at the
ELIZABETH DILLON SHOP )1
FUR COAT-Lovely silverblue muskrat.
Annis. Like new. Size 16. New style.
Selling below half original price. Call
VIRGIN WOOL BLANKETS
Your favorite clan plaid for Saturday's
game, for your bed, for a picnic or
your car. $4.95 and $9.95.
COUSINS ON STATE STREET )2
BABY PARAKEETS-Beautiful singing
canaries. Bird supplies and cages.
Ruffins Melody Bird Shop, 562 S. 7th.
CAR--"Olds" 37, motor very recently
overhauled, 4 new tires, 2 good spares,
radio and heater; good-looking body.
Phone between 8:00 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Ypsi 9273, ask for Alvin Rich. )21
TWO Men's Bicycles, balloon tires, good
condition. $18 and $15. Call 2-6307
after 5 p.m. )27
HUDSON-TERRAPLANE, 1937, 2-door,
fully equipped for winter. Depend-
able. Comfortable. $250 or best cash
bid. Ph. 2-9294 or 31511, Ext. 2419 af-
ter one. )33
YES, we have Newform Slips!
Both the tailored and lacy styles
in the perfect fitting Burmel* crepe
$3.95 to $5.95. Size 32-38, 11-15
306 South State Street )
FOR RENT - Football weekend guest
Rooms available. Call Student Room
Bureau, 2-8827; 11-12 a.m., 6:30-8 p.m.
WANTED TO TRADE
WILL EXCHANGE Minnesota tickets
for any other game. Box 142 Daily.)1X
"ON THE VILLAGE SQUARE"
Our Own Home Made Soup . .15
Chilled Fruit or
Fresh Shrimp Cocktail ...... .60
Select Oyster Cocktail ....... .60
Week-End Special.......... $1.25
Fried Select Oysters
Potatoes, Salad, Vegetable,
Home Made Rolls - Butter
Choice of Beverage
Choice New York Sirloin
Steak, Drawn Butter ... 2.25
Premium Club Steak,
Broiled Lake Superior White
Fish, Lemon Butter ..... 1,25
Two Grilled Pork Chops,
. Home made Apple Sauce 1.50
French Fried Jumbo Florida
Shrimp, Tartare Sauce . 1.50
Grilled Canadian Bacon,
Spiced Crab Apples ..... 1.25
Hamburger Steak smothered
with Grilled Onions .... 1.25
Roast Fresh Ham, Home
Made Apple Sauce.......1.25
included with dinners
Potatoes, Salad, Vegetable
Home Made Rolls - Butter
Choice of Beverage
)3 TWO or three tickets for Northwestern
or Navy game. Ph. 6438. )4W
FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M
THIRD FLOOR UNION
1. Hare proportional representation constitu-
2. Election of delegates to national convention
3. Nomination of new officers
FOR HER CHRISTMAS
Balfour jewelry with the fra-
ternity coat of arms that only
you can give her. Don't take
a chance on delayed mails and
short stocks - order now.
L. G. BALFOU R CO.
UNIVERSITY says no, but must sell
you know. Slightly used 1935 Chevy.
Only idled in a garage on Sunday af-
terncons by a Suicide Club. Call Red
MAKE reservation now for care of chil-
dren during football games. Ph. 5918.
TRADE-Season football book in Sec.
36 for Sec. 40. Will consider other sec-
tions also. Ph. Ypsilanti 2105W, 3:30-
5:30 p.m. Friday. )3m
COLLEGE MEN--with car part time
sales job open excellent earnings. For
interview write N. Mickelson 2069
Pearl St., Ypsilanti, Mich. )4H
WIVES of students wanted as salesgirls,
part-time and full-time workers. Ap-
ply at Mr. Dunn, S. S. Kresge Go.,
'317 SState, on the campus. )2H
HOUSEKEEPER, wife of student over 26
years of age. Board and lodging for
husband, wages for wife. Should have
car. St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Rectory, 5731 Whitmore Lake Rd.,
Ann Arbor, 25-8314. )3H
ALTERATIONS - Restyling - Custom
clothes, Hildegarde Shoppe, 109 E.
Washington, Telephone 2-4669. )1B
LAUNDRY-Washing and ironing done
in my home. Free pickup and deliv-
ery. Ph. 2-9020. )3B
BOUGHT AND SOLD-Men's used
clothing by Ben the Tailor at Sam's
Store, 122 E. Washington. )5B
Standards - Portables
Sold - Rented - Repaired
We also buy used typewriters
OFFICE EQUIPMENT SERVICE CO.
1116 S. Univ., 2-9409 111 S. 4th, 2-1213
TICKETS-1 or 2 for Northwestern
game. Call Johnnie, 4089. )3W
BOARD accommodations desired by
group of 13 men. Ph. 8064. )2W
DESPERATELY need 2 tickets to Navy
game, phone Judith Raub, 2-5553 be-
tween 7 and 9 p.m. )2J
LOST AND FOUND
LOST-McGregor sports jacket at South
Ferry Field. Please call 2-6824. )5L
LOST-BRIEFCASE, brown leather, slide
rule, glasses, texts with Ingram in
them. Call 7049. )4L
LOST on S. University, between U. Drug
and Washtenaw. Parker "51," black
plastic and gold cap. Reward, 7376.)6L
LOST: Kitten, silver grey and white.
Disappeared from corner of Elm and
Wilmot St. Reward. Phone 2-4872. )91
All Sigma Pi men on campus contact
Bob Snowberger, immediately. 715
Miller, Phone 2-5684. )5P
I WOULD appreciate receiving anyone's
views on racial discrimination and/
or segregation, write Box 143, Michi-
gan Daily. )4P
MINNIWANCA Campers-Let's get to-
gether! Call Margie, 2-4471, Rm. 5536.
The Ensian business office will be
open tonight from 7:30 to 9:30 so you
may make an appointment for a sen-
ior picture. Get your picture in the
1949 Ensian with your name and
hometown if you are getting a degree
in February, June, or August. For
information call 2-6482. )2p
Welcome your alums with music at
your open house by Cliff Hoff Orch.
Ph. 2-8808 )3p
1319 S. Univ.
It's a Pleasure
to Dine at the
Fine Food and Low Prices
BANQUETS - PARTIES
503 E. HURON ST.
DESSERTS a la Carte . .
Home Made Pie.........
Pie a la Mode..............
Butterscotch Walnut Sundae
Open until 7:30 Daily
TWO matching upholstered chairs, $10
each. Child's Teeter-Babe Chair, $5.
Collapsible Closet, $3. 1927 Set Comp-
ton's Encyclopedia, $5. All less half
price. Excellent condition, call Dex-
ter 5462. )31
NEW modern studio home. North side.
Owner leaving city. Large lot completely
landscaped with front fence and
hedge. Large living room, bedroom,
bath with shower and tub, kitchen
with refrigerator and range, utility
room, oil heat and automatic hot-
water heater. Garage attached. Fire-
place with screen. Picture window,
drapes included. Indirect lighting
throughout. Tile floor, glass block.
Storage wall with bookcase. Other
built-in features. Excellent for pro-
fessional couple. Buyer can move in
on short notice. Attractively priced
by owner. Ph. 2-0159. )22
ARE YOU HUNGRY?
Minimum Order $1.25
STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR
tebigest litle store Minte stte
Open 6 P.M. to 2 A.M.
Fri., Sat. til 4 A.M.
from 1 P.M. r
35c to 5 P.M.
GUNS AND1W EN *
ART CINEMA LEAGUE
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MEN
69c - 3 for $2.00
CUSHIONS for the foo
;(A $19.95 Value)]
tball game . 99c
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