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VOL. LXII, No. 61 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1951
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(This is the first in a series of articles on the problems of Ann Arbor
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Dwindling profit margins and declining patronage are giving the
men who run Ann Arbor's restaurants a large helping of woe.
Squeezed between rising costs and the resistance of a price-
conscious student public, the restaurant owners are undergoing some
of the leanest years ever felt locally and the future doesn't appear
THE LOCAL restaurateurs' plight is in part produced by the same
"soaring costs-falling business" pattern which the Wall Street Jour-
nal warns is plaguing eating places from coast to coast.
But the cups of local operators run over with troubles.
They have added burdens to contend with, they maintain, and
'the extra weight is forcing them under.
The back-breaking straws, the owners complain, are a declining
student enrollment and "University competition."
PROOFS THAT the pinch is on are many and varied:
1-The alleged sale of horsemeat in local restaurants has been
cited by some operators as an attempt to scale down costs and main-
tain a normal margin of profit.
2-Recent spot-checks of restaurant iceboxes indicate that
most owners are purchasing "commercial" grades of meat rather
than "good,' "prime," or "choice" as was frequently the case last
year. inspections also reveal that operators are now utilizing
meat wastes formerly discarded.
3-There has been a general tightening up of business practices
in most local eating places. Cost accounting and efficiency studies
are playing an increasing part in owners business methods. Shrewd
purchasing and more thorough use of left-overs is now the rule.
4--Most important of all, all but three or four Ann Arbor restaur-
ants are up for sale, according to Don Reid, president of the local
The explanations for this sorry state are as many as the proofs
but vary with whom you talk to. All agree that the background irri-
tant is inflation, made more serious for the restaurateurs by an ex-
tremely budget-minded citizenry.
BUT FROM this point of agreement opinions scatter.
A recent meeting of the Ann Arbor Restaurants Association in-
dicated one possible cause.
One operator after another rose to suggest a general increase
in restaurant prices to counterbalance steadily mounting costs.
They had held the line too long, they insisted, and now were actu-
ally losing money on some food items.
Several owners declared their intention of upping prices on milk,
coffee, hamburgers, pie and ice cream. Some of these have made the
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BUT THE GROUP failed to agree on the boosts as a general po-
licy, although most of them could push certain items up a notch under
existing Office of Price Stabilization regulations.
"To me that (an agreement to boost prices) would have been
un-American," Association President Reid said later. "In spirit
it would be a violation of our anti-trust laws."
However some observers reported that a more important reason
for the proposal's being voted down was that more-efficient restaur-
ants refused to be bound by the price-boosts of less-efficiently run
The quick turn-down of the price-boost motion left the way open
last week for a number of much-publicized price-cuts, especially at a
N. Main establishment which proclaimed a return to 1939 prices.
The cuts, averaging from a nickel to 15 cents on some din-
ners brought a strong plea for Association action against the
owners responsible for the move.
Meanwhile, 9everal campus restaurants protested yesterday that
'their menus had consistently listed dinners at prices lower than those
- of the "scab" owners.
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UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS, who have borne the brunt of opera-
tors' criticism for the lean times, last week put forward another reason
for the red ink on restaurant ledgers.
Apart from the drop in enrollment, which has hurt the residence
halls as much as the restaurants, the chief cause of the owner's woes
is the growth of the drug-store lunch counters, the 'U' authorities said.
See RESTAURANTS, Page 2
Wolverines To Open Hockey
Season with Spartans Tonight
By The Associated Press
British Commandos and UN
Marines with blackened faces
Monday made a second daring
night, raid in as many days deep
behind Communist lines in North-
Far East Naval Headquarters in
Tokyo said the hit-run Comman-
dos struck south of Songjin along
the closely guarded rail line that
funnels supplies into Korea from
Soviet Siberia. Only two Allied
casualties were reported. Songjin
is about 815 miles north of the
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IN THE AIR war, Allied planes
clashed yesterday for the ninth
straight day with Communist jets,
but a lull continued for the sixth
day along the 145-mile long battle
The Navy said the Commandos
and Marines scaled a cliff to reach
the Red rail lines while the de-
stroyer Tingey poured five-inch
salvos on the tracks farther north.
Meanwhile, a joint four-man
subcommittee of United Nations
and Communist truce delegates
sparred warily Tuesday as they
tackled the detailed job of ar-
ranging for supervision of a
From the absence of ground
fighting, it appeared each side
was still hopeful that an over-all
armistice agreement , might be
reached by Dec. 27 when a 30-day
During a meeting of the full
five-man delegations Tuesday Vice
Admiral C. Turner Joy, Chief UN
negotiator, proposed that another
subcommittee be set up immed-
iately to work on the exchange of
The organization machinery for
the 1952 Michigras swung into full
gear yesterday with the appoint-
ment of the committee chairmen
who will comprise the central com-
General co-chairmen Pat Smith,
'52 and Jack Hamar, '52, announ-
ced the following appointments:
Finance chairman, Hugh Fletcher,
'52' BAd; Concessions chairman,
Jay Strickler, '54; General public-
ity, Harvey Howard, '53; Daily
publicity, Alice Mencher, '53; Post-
er chairman, Joyce Ford, '53A and
Secretary, Marilyn Karasek, '53.
Appointed as committee co-
chairman were Polly Kurtz, '53
and Dick Demmer, '53BAd, pro-
grams; Gretchen Meier, '54 and
Jack Ehlers, '53E, parade; Gerrie
Maraulo, '52Ed and Mark Osher-
witz, Booths; Frances Windham,
'53 and Roy Bloch, '53A, Decora-
tions, and Nancy Fitch, '53 and
John Mauriel, '53, Refreshments;
and Jeanne Beeman, '53BAd and
Mike McNerney, '53, Tickets and
Pat Walker, '52 and Harry Blum,
LANSING - WA) - Governor
Williams has proclaimed today
as "MSC - Spartan Day" in
Michigan in recognition of the
college's progress in "education
Williams' proclamation call-
ed the 1951 MSC footbal team
a "great national champion-
ship football team led by men
of All-American stature."
and British soldiers clashed blood-
ily for a second day in the violence-
struck city of Suez yesterday, and
the Interior Ministry said 15 Egyp-
tians were killed.
The ministry said 29 Egyptians,
including a child, were injured,
and that one of the dead was a
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THE BRITISH listed their losses
at two wounded in the hour-long
fight near a water processing plant
at the edge of the city. Their com-
munique said 20 Egyptians were
reported killed, but added that this
report was unconfirmed.
Taken with latest Egyptian
reports of Monday's pitched bat-
tle at Suez, the bloodiest yet in
the Canal Zone dispute, the Min-
istry's figures boosted to 65 the
number killed in two days.
In another disorder in Cairo,
seven policemenand"several stu-
dents were slightly injured yester-
day when students refused to dis-
perse. The students were demon-
strating against the shooting of
Egyptians In Suez.
THE BRITISH were making
strenuous efforts to restore quiet
in the populous city at the south-
ern end of the canal.
They also said Egyptian police
got "completely out of control"
Monday and the "deplorable sit-
uation that developed in Suez
was because 'of direct failure of
Egyptian police to maintain law
A British cordon of check points
sealed off Suez to all motor traffic
except for transport of supplies
Gen. Saad El Din Sabour, rank-
ing Egyptian officer in the Zone,
said the outbreak today developed
when a British military filling sta-
tion was blown up.
The British said it started with
an attack on three Bren gun car-
riers by Egyptian police and armed
By The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore.-One person
was dead and property damage
was- mounting as hurricane-force
winds battered the Pacific North-
west coast yesterday.
NAPLES - U.S. Secretary. of
State Dean Acheson sailed for
home last night after a parting
warning to Europe that "we have
not yet passed the critical period"
in building up Western defenses.
NEW YORK - Republican
party leader Harold E. Stassen
left for Europe yesterday for
talks with Gen. Dwight D. Eis-
enhower, and said they would
have a bearing on "what part
I shall play in 1952 in the Re-
ROME-ANSA, the Italian news
agency, reported from Belgrade
that Yugoslavia freed Archbishop
Alojzijc Stepinac of Zagreb from
Sources at the Vatican said they
had no information concerning
the reported release of the Arch-
bishop, who was arrested by Com-
munist Yugoslavia in 1946 on
charges of collaborating with the
Nazis and sentenced later to 16
years in prison.
T T Q A e L r-c - .,.d'zn-
Advocates Revision of By-Laws
To Curb Athletic Board's Authority
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of articles dealing with'
the intercollegiate athletics picture and the wide-spread movement to "de-
emphasize" college sports.)
By CAL SAMRA
Retired dean of the literary college Hayward Keniston yesterday
challenged the University "to lead the way" in the Big Ten Confer-
ence by returning athletics to its "proper place on the campus."
Simultaneously, Prof. Keniston proposed a series of sweeping re-
forms in the University's athletic set-up, aimed chiefly toward a
drastic revision of the functions of the Board in Control of Inter-
ASSAILING THE Board's present authority, the retired dean
urged a revision of regential by-laws which would define the Board's
functions as strictly an operating and administrative body.
At present, the Board, which is comprised of eight faculty
members, Athletic Director Fritz Crisler, two students, and three
alumni, also makes major policy decisions.
Under Prof. Keniston's plan, the Board would be .relegated to a
"recommending body" which would submit proposals on athletic poli-
cies to the University Senate. Final authority on athletic policies
PROF. HAYWARD KENISTON ... a dozen proposals
Yishinsky Blasts Accounts
Of Big Four Arms Meeting
PARIS--(P)-Andrei Y. Vishinsky branded as a lie yesterday a
report that he had not answered a question in the secret Big Four
arms talks about whether Russia would admit: inspectors as soon as
atomic weapons were prohibited.
The Soviet Foreign Minister insisted, in an involved statement to
newsmen, on immediate prohibition of atomic bombs, before an in-
ternational ,control system is working.
Advised of Vishinsky's angry reaction, Western spokesmen said
they had "got a reply, but not an answer" to the question. r
VISHINSKY STOPPED IN a UN corridor after the Big Four ses-
sion today and issued a blast at newspaper reports, based upon ac-
t counts by Western sources, that he
WASHINGTON - (P)- - Tax
scandals and gambling again en-
tered the national spotlight yes-
terday when a rich Chicago law-
yer claimed he was the victim of
an attempted shakedown and the.
government disclosed that only
7,706 gamblers had applied for
the new Federal tax stamp and
ordered a nationwide crackdown
Abraham Teitelbaum testified
before the House Tax Investigat-
ing Committee that two men
claiming to be in league with a
Washington "clique" tried to take
him for $500,000.
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HE NAMED several men sup-
posedly involved in the group
which made a practice of looking
for "soft touches" to tap. Among
the accused was Jesse Larson,
head of the General Services Ad-
Meanwhile, to crack down on
gambling tax dodgers, Internal
Revenue Commissioner John Dun-
lap said that special agents 'have
been organized into 117 "racket
squads" throughout the, country
with instructions to take "vigor-
Report of Bias
The report of the joint Inter-
Fraternity Council-Student Leg-
islature committee studying the
bias clause problem, originally,
scheduled for release yesterday,
will not be made public till next
Wednesday night, Jack Smart, IFC
president, announced last night.
The report was to have been
made before an IFC Executive
Council meeting last night.
had not given a satisfactory an-
swer to this question yesterday by
U.S. ambassador Philip Jessup:
Will the Soviet Union admit
international inspectors into its
territory on the very day after
the prohibition of the atomic
bomb is declared?
Vishinsky fired back, in his first
public comment on the talks, that
"of course it is necessary to or-
ganize various measures closely
connected with control." He said
that if this is set forth in a con-
vention, only people who seek to
delay the prohibition of atomic
weapons still would find reasons
for delay, such as calling for em-
ployment of inspectors, instructing
them and sending them to, ap-
Western diplomats said they felt
this meant "no" on the question of
inspection within Russia.
UN To Open
PARIS - () - The UN special
political committee decided 50 to
6 yesterday to invite both East
and West Germans to its debates
over the proposed formation of a
UN inquiry commission on all-
Russian opposition suggested,
however, that only the West Ger-
mans will be in a position to ac-
The Soviet bloc and Israel voted
against the invitation, suggested
by Pakistan. Their reasons were
Russia's Jacob A. Malik led the
Soviet bloc opposition to this first
action to give postwar Germany a
voice-restricted, but still a voice--
at the UN council table. He ar-
gued that the establishment of the
commission would be an insult to
The Israeli position'was that the
Germans should not be invited to
UN meetings until Germany has
given evidence that she has rid
herself of Nazi politics.
AGREE TO DISAGREE:
WEQN, WQRS Sever Union
At Tri-Quad Radio Meeting
would thus reside with the facult
At the same time, Prof. Kenis-
ton suggested that the control of
athletic funds should pass from
the Board to the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs. "This would inte-
grate the control of athletic
funds with the funds derived
from other activities," he ex-
And he also proposed that au-
thority to determine the academic.
eligibility of both athletes and
non-athletes should be vested in
the Office of Student Affairs. Un-
der the present system, eligibility
cases for non-athletes are handled
by the OSA, while a special com-
mittee of the Board deals with
THE ROMANCE language pro-
fessor made several other striking
1-Some of the profit made.
by intercollegiate athletics might
go to support other extra-cur-
2-The expense for intra-mur-
al athletics should be drawn out
of the General Fund, If in the
future intercollegiate athletie
profits cannot support them.
3-He urged that the Uni-
versity demand in the Big Ten
f at the Rose Bowl and all post-
season games be discontinued.
"They are nothing but devices
thought up by commercialized
interests and Chambers of Com-
merce," he insisted.
4-He attacked the "Fresh-
man Rule" permitting freshman
to participate in intercollegiate
athletics. "Ali right-minded peo-
ple believe that freshmen parti-
cipation is undesirable, because
of their difficulty in establishing
themselves the first year."
5-As "one way of restoring
athletics to its place in the stu-
dents' lives," he recommended
assigning students to sections
around the 50-yard line of the
6-The continuation of the
coaching staff should not be de-
pendent on winning seasons.
"This dropping of coaches when
they are not producing winning
teams is ridiculous," he elaborat-
ed. "I think we should be happy
if we win only half of our games
each year and a championship
every 10 years."
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ACCORDING TO Prof. Kenis-
ton, these proposals could bring
sports back to the life of the stu-
dents and make sports a typical
college function- again.
"The University can serve as
a model and lead the way," he
added. "The other institutions
Later, Athletic Director Fritz
Crisler had little to say about Prof.
Keniston's proposals, other than a
flat, "It's up to the Regents."
SL To Consider
The newly formed Midwestern
Collegiate Hockey League will
have an auspicious beginning when
Michigan clashes with its peren-
nial rivals from Michigan State
in East Lansing tonight.
The game will also be the sea-
son's opener for the NCAA cham-
pion Wolverines, and will mark
the debut of eight newcomers to
the Michigan puck scene.
THIS IS ONLY the third year
of competition for the Spartans
but they have apparently passed
the novice stage of the first two
years and' have served notice that
they intend to be strong league
contenders as well as challengers
to Michigan's title and hockey
-dominance in the state.
The Spartans are under the
tutelage of Amo Bessone who
is in his first year at MSC.
Formerly coach at Michigan
Tech, Bessone has been called
upon to replace Harold Paulsen
Bessone may even start three of
his freshmen on the front line.
In this combination he has Steve
See HOCKEY, Page 3
In a heated, deadlocked tri-quad
meeting yesterday, WEQN, the
East Quad radio station again
severed r a d i o relations with
WQRS, the West Quad station for
the second time within two weeks
and at the same time mutually
squelched hope for inter-dorm ra-
South and West Quads attempt-
ed a compromise proposal calling
for central committee to discuss
and decide on the provisions of an
earlier WEQN plan for a coopera-.
tive station, staff, policy committee
and coaxial cable.
They decided this committee
could serve to represent the three
men's dorms at a meeting of the
Board of Governors of the Resi-
dence Halls, scheduled for Decem-
ber 5, in their request for permis-
sion to use advertising.
But WEQN station manager Bill
Gerson, '52, expressed a reluctance
to commit his station to the deci-
sion of a central committee with-
out a definite .plan as basis, and
called a again for acceptance of
the East Quad proposal.
Remus Boila, '53 BAd., repre-
senting the West Quad, said he
was willing to go along with the
cooperative station as long as
there was hope that the central
station would eventually be moved
from the residences to a neutral
Students for 'Ike'
Formation of "Students for Eis-
enhower" originally scheduled for
tomorrow night, has been moved
ahead to next Tuesday, December
11, Dave Cargo, Grad., reported
According to Cargo the Thurs-
day date would have conflicted
with several other political meet-
ings which are being held that
ON FOREIGN POLICY:
CribTo SponsorT YR, YD Debate
By ALICE BOGDANOFF
The Democratic Administration's
foreign policy will get a thorough
going over tonight as two Youna
that there "is no
Nationalists on Formosa and will
join Halby in blasting President
Truman for not having armed
South Korea before the war.
BLUMROSEN WILL answer