In the October issue of The Alumnus, Mr. William N. Brown raises the question, whether, if the Memorial Committee should depart from its original plan to erect such a memorial building as was at first contemplated, and incorporate into its scheme some of the features proposed for the Union club house, it would be wise to include any sort of restaurant department. From the beginning, the board of directors of the Union have adhered steadfastly to the opinion that a restaurant department is necessary to the complete success of its proposed club house and to the full realization of all the beneficial posibilities of the Union itself. This belief is strengthened by the unvarying testimony from our sister universities and colleges like Harvard, Pennsylvania, Chicago and Dartmouth, where the experiment has been tried and its success already demonstrated.
"What Shall the Union Club House Be?" Mich. Alumnus 12 (1905):123-7.