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Mondoy, September 16, 1957-Page t

CARS, CARS, CARS-"In no other town in the country can you see so many dirty Lincolns and dirty Cadillacs, 1957 model. Everywhere else the owner of a Cadillac or
Lincoln treats it as a sort of family altar, keeping it washed, keeping it waxed and polished, and keeping the white-sidewall tires clean . . . "
A Look at the City
"We Now Take You to Beautiful Ann Arbor
Strap on Your Safety Belt!"
8y MALCOLM COWLEY much as it does in Wyoming, gro- lots of salt on the highways to get as a mark of beauty among Hot- ernoons we hear those thunder-
NN ARBOR, Mich., is a city of ceries are high, liquor is taxed, re- rid of it. Michigan cars that are tentot women and American mo- claps. If we run out of the back
sixty thousand people with taxed, and taxed again, and rents more than four years old look like forc Theeraso d door to see what happened, we
beutifule shadedstretsare roughly equivalent to those in Spanish dowagers trailing the toecars. There are a o a god find four cars tangled in the same
eautil elm - shed streets Fairbanks, Alaska; but cars are ends of a lace mantilla as they many Volkswagens tblack) and a accident, with a poor little Stu-
through which automobiles go rac- practically given away for green pick their painful way to a grave- few Renaults, purchased by pro- debaker in the middle accordian-
ing bumper to bumper and fender trading stamps. Well, let's be ac- yard. fessors who have given Fulbright pleated to half its usual length.
to crumpled fender. The name curate. The list price of new cars Lectures in Europe and came Then we hear a siren, see a flash-
commemorates a wild-grape arbor is about $75 less than it is in Con- WHAT kind of cars do faculty home carrying a briefcase in one ing red light, and the Washtenaw
on the banks of the Huron River, necticut, but dealers are prepared members drive? I made my ob- hand and a sort of motorized xel- County Sheriff's car comes bar-
much loved by early settlers, to shade the price if buyers seem servations in the university park- ocipede in the other. reling up at top speed, narrowly
which is now the site of the city reluctant. Used cars can be bought ing lots as I drove around vainly As for the students, they drive missing three drive-away auto
dump. on Livernois Avenue in Detroit for trying to get into them, The ad- either truly ancient jalopies or conveyors and a knot of specta-
The Motor Metropolis is only $5 down and $5 a week. Even fam- ministrative staff of the univer- else gleamin gnew Mercurys and tors.
forty miles away, and executives ilies living on relief or old-age city - as distinguished from pro- Buicks that put the professors to But it's all >ver quickly. The
of Ford and General Motors now pensions wouldn't think of doing fessors - drives shiny new cars, shame. And how they do drive, on ambulance arrives for its load,
come to Ann Arbor to live in the without a car. mostly station wagons or four- these narrow streets and roads! then the undertaker's hearse, then
purer air, perfumed with lilacs, door sedans in the medium The Michigan speed limit is 65 finally the wrecking car to carry
rose, and ethyl gasoline. There iHILE looking for a place to chrome range. But thre professors miles per hour, but nobody pays away the mechanical corpses, and
is also a university that is large park in downtown Ann Arbor, trive relics of the flush days after much attention to it. When a car soon the traffic is moving once
even by Midwestern standards. ( I made some observations on the World War II - Kaisers, Henry stops suddenly for a red light, more at its normal speed, ready
For eight and a half months of motor-car situation, or plight. Js Willys Aero Larks, one- the car behind bumps into it, and for the next accident. A professor
the year, excluding weekends There was plenty of time to make breasted Studebakers, or, if they sometimes the two cars behind at Dartmouth told me, "It's a war
there are as many students in Ann them because my farorite park- fel dashingly modern, 1951 sen- that one, with a noise like suc- to the death. Either we must lick
Arbor as there are people of all ing lot was being graded and it ible Plymouths. the model that cessive thunderclaps. the automobile, or the automobile
ages in Danbury. Many of the took me an hour to find another didn't sell because it was lacking A busy road runs a hundred will lick us." Since visiting Ann
graduate students are married, swith a vacant place. Here are a i nsteatopygia - I mean the pos- yards from our back window. and Arbor, I've had my money on the
and they yhav more children than few notes tiot I thought mih t t' itor overhan that is regarded sometimes on bright Sunday aft- automobile.
attend the Brookfield school interest readers of the Sentinel.
'Itere is a Faculty Directory that In no other town in the coun-
also includes administrative per try can you see so many dirty
sonnet. It has six thousa anntint Li i-rd diDy CodilrCs, 1957 abucz D eor:
in it, about equal to the 1950 po- model Eerywhere else the owner BOZAK
elation of New Milford. The stu- of Cadillac or Lincoln treats it
dents have ars the profesors s a sort of family altar, keepingAR-1
have ears, and the motor execu it igashed. keeping it waxed and ELECTRO-VOICE
tires ito three or tour cars per polished, and keepin the white- REK-O-KUT
tor each of their half-grown chi- sideaill tires as clean as his cus- FISHER
family, ineludin" Thunderbirds tom-made shirt. Here the 1957 SCOTT
dren. Lincolns (mostly flesh-colored or
Cars are relatively cheap in shockina pink) and the 1957 Cad- McINTOSH
Michigan. where almost every- illacs (mostly bright yellow con- SHERWOOD
thing else is dear, Gas costs as vertibles> are covered with grease IREL
and mud or dust, depending on
'alotm too ' e1, faomed the season. The explanation seems FAIRCHILD
American li/trarstt cri/ic, sro/e to be that they are owned by mo- PICKERING
"We Now Taoe Ytti to Beau- tor-company executives who ex- LANSING
pect to trade them in, come Octo-
Ilootl Annt Aror - S/cap ott bet, for 1958 models, and mean- .DYNAKITS
YourSafety Belt/" for a hooe- while treat them like jalopies. In- EICO
/oun. 0tublica/ion, The Senti- cidentally the children take bet- ARKAY
rl, tdrtin o his sta) at the Uni- ter care of their all-white or all-rGRAY
black Thunderbirds.
t ersi/) last year as a vsi/ing In no other state in the Union MARANTZ
professor of Eongtoish. fIe has are there so many cars with GARRARD
gra( iouy given The Daily the rusted-out fenders, frayed at the ELECTRO-SON IC
bottom like old overalt. A pro-
pr/ Ice"e of repri/oong is tot bable explanation is that Michi- VIKING
pessions of Ani Arbo. gan has lots of wet snow and uses WHARFEDALE
CONNOISSEUR
-~ -BELL
I and others
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