TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1951
T THE MICHIGAN DAILY
PAG E ONE
When Jerry Warren, '52, strode
down the asphalt-floored, oak-
paneled concourse of spanking-
new South Quadrangle on Sept.
14, the first student to check in
at'the Madison Street Skyscraper.
his reaction was not a mild one.
"This place is perfect," Warren
paid. "They didn't leave anything
out. South Quad has all the
things you could want in- a resi-
dence hall. It's terrific!"
WARREN'S superlati, es. a r e
none too strong for a building
whose vital statistics cannot do it
They are: cost, nearly x5,60,-
000; height, 11 stories; area, 2.93
acres; capacity when ready, near-
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ly 1200 students, exterior, brick,
and limestone: interior, oak, wild
cherry, aluminum brick tile, cin-
der block, plaster and glass, rein-
forced concrete construction: four
dining rooms; four elevators; 7
house lounges, 2 main lounges.
South Quad has seven houses:
Moses Gomberg House, Fred-
erick M. Taylor House, G. Carl
Huber House, Francis W. Kel-
sey House, James S. Reed
House, Fred N. Scott House,
Claude H. Van Tyne House (the
last three are not yet in opera-
Behind these vital statistics lie
two years of careful planning cul-
minating in a residence hall
whose "total impact," in the!
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opinion of Resident Director Peter South Quadrangle is thir
o s t a f i n, "is internationally I brainchild.
OSTAFIN should know.-
Meeting weekly for over two
years with a committee which in-,
cluded Dean Erich Walter, archi-
tect Andrew Morrison, Plant Serv-
ice architect Lyn Fry, Service En-,
terprises Manager Francis C. Shiel
and Chief Dietician Kathleen,
Hamm, Ostafin drew on years of l
experience as director of the Westz
Quad. With the committee, he
inspected hotels.,dormitories, res-
taurants and institutions all over
the country in their search for1
the ingredients which would make
the ideal residence hall. ,
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"The actual result." Ostafin
said, "went even farther than the
South Quad men claim .lh t
only those who live there can rea-
lize how terrific the place is. Thev
say things like cigarette-proof
desk and dining-table surfaees'
corridors, adjustable bed-,iamps .
music-practice rooms (these arec
rooms - suspended - in - rooms for
perfect soundproofing) and sun-
decks must be lived with to be
planted residence hall on campus
(almost all former Victor Vaughn
men reauested mass tr insfer to
Kelsey House when Vaughn be-
camne a women's residence\, ' hat
may be the larges.t soda-fountain
anywhere (Clu) 600, seating capa-
city 350. private phone service in
every room. a specially equipped
typing room, a suite of fully
equipped photography rooms, a
hobby shop, a penthouse gymna-
sium (long enough to swat a soft-
ball around in).
TIs is the South Quad's "shake-
down" week and Ostafin expects
that all the "bugs" should be
OTHER UNUSUAL items in the worked out of the East Wing by
new landmark are the only 'raus- Saturday.
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THREE O'CLOCK-The afternoon sun glints off the brick-and-limestone rear face of giant South
Quad. Hidden from prying eyes are sundecks between towers.
MAIN LOUNGE-Four harried South Quad men take time out from the. registration grind to relax,
read, and grab a smoke in the modernly-furnished East Wing Lounge.
FUSTEST-Jerry Warren, Gom-
berg House staff assistant, was
the first man to register in South
Quad. His reaction was strong-
CONFERENCE-Sid Pachter, '53, and Harvey Tennen, '53, talk over the coming semester in
Tennen's Taylor House room. Rooms have indirect desk lighting, built-in desks, beds, dressers,
phones. Also cork strip for pin-ups, maps, and what-have-you.
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Ann Arbor's Fast Growing Shopping Center
SPUD-SKINNING TIME-It will take 50 man-hours to prepare the 800 lbs. of potatoes South Quad
will eat for dinner when fully occupied.
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T P P
New Modern Bank
Large Post Office
Two Men's Clothing Stores
Miller's Ice Cream Bar
Five Dry Cleaners & Laundries
Two Shoe Ueair Shops
Complete Record Shop
4 Drug Stores Laundromat
2 Book Stores 3 Jewelry Stores
6 Restaurants 2 Women's Shops
Spudnut Shop Florist
2 Tailor Shops Beauty Shops
.3 Barber Shops 2 Groceries
. Student Checks Cashed
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" Agent for Varsity Laundry
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