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Page 12-The Michigan Dly Magazine
Dor rs ill Be Dorms
And at MIT They Are
By DAVID KESSEY and companionship from this manie hu burning here and there, hams,
Da is ftWrit er fort o reasons, made bombs of great effectiveness
eHE prospect of living im Uni- Fist, the porter who was your an mobs of undergraduates mill-
versity dormitories seems to fill friend was less likely to report ing about, culminating they
thorrible infractions of the few dousin of the student leads with
l ei Xistio trules to the authorities; a pail of water when he ch' ced
iih soeathump less thin ethusi second. the porter could get extra to look out his window.
asn, alithough it could be said that soo and blankets for his student
a hard core of coaservatives views friends, and might, in extreme BUT FOR ALL the abuses r this
the present situation with a cer- ases, even dust the room with free and easy system, it must be
tain degree of improbable delight. something more effective than the said that the entire picture was
For tie benefit of the soft core usual damt mop. generally a satisfactory one. Meri
of perfectionists who imagine that A token regulation agamst food were able to consider r dorm
more desirable circumstances exist preparation an dorm rooms was rooms as their own, with no tool
somewhere in this land, let me re. almost completely forgotten amid pigeons living within shotgun
coat certain aspects of dormitory a profusion of hot plates and re- range. Excess energy was chan-
living, Massachusetts Institute of frigerators filled with rare old nelled into attempted wreckage
Technology sty, which prevailed cheese and moldy salmon. of well-built dormitory units and
during the 1948-1952 era. It should the surrounding regios; mostly
be oted by eager young transfer SOME OF THE rooms of rare grassy fields of great resilience.
hopefuls that much of the follow- individuals were siyhts to be- The people of Boston may have
ing has since been modified, but hold. Motorcycles, stolen coca-cola often rioted unusual etivity across
that the memory lingers yet. machines, drill presses, rifle col- the river, but they were seldom
Unlike the rather curious house- lections, band saws, transmitters bothered by it.
mother-maid system which seems (legal ard illegal) , and pizza ovens While the housing problem here
to prevail here, MIT dorms are could be found if you knew where is complicated by large enroll-
occasionally dusted and swept by to look. Large f ilies i' -ats, ments and a room shortage, It Is
porters who regard the inmates rats, and even an alligator roamed hoped that the future will bring
not as mere soilers of linen and, the halls. more or less co-existing an arrangement which will some-
spillers of beer, but as companions in a somewhat immoral fashion, how improve matters. When a
in the vast spectacle of sin and as did we all. man can only be alone with a girl
cairrtsti called h"life", A plea tafo more quiet during the in a Union Snack Bar booth,
etm ing hours by a certain student when his dorm room must be
hE EN ERP.ISING studeIt ider brought. durmg the evening treated like a loan from Conrad
oaild bribe his portir with after this unfortunate request, a Hileto, and when normal hell-
gi ad cheese sardwiches. gage mass demonstration of major pta- roaisin inclinations result in a $10
in long eaiirsstions about by- pitions, with bonfires af ePmtw-nD-n tn l nd a warni,, the situation STUDYING A L1EASURE-Card tables here replace the desk
gome d y , aid generally seek aid tw -r 1 r t dormitity unit. ase- can mly get better. supplied by the dormitory, accidentally burned in a demonstratioa
_ _Un_ _I4n

Dance Classes Exclusively
Reserved For University Students
for 100 People
5 Private Hours
10 Class Hours
Deadline Saturday, Sept. 28th
Studio Open 10 A.M.-10 P.M.
: All Arthur Murray Students Are
Invited to Attend Parties
1311 South University NO 2-5539

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