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Vdl LXXIX, No. 14
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 14, 1968
$3.2 MILLION REQUEST:
City pushes to acquire
151 new housing units
By ANN MUNSTER
d Ann Arbor may be finally speed-
ing up its efforts to meet its great
need for low income housing.
The Housing Commission passed
a resolution Thursday night ask-
ing the Federal Ho/using Assistance
Administration (HAA) to author-!
ize a total budget of $3.2 million'
W for the construction Iof 151 public
housing units on ten sites in Ann
Federal approval for these units
was obtained several years ago,
long before the city had hired aj
full-time housing director.
The $3.2 million budget for the
units breaks down into $185,132
for costs of acquiring ten sites,1
$141,599 for the commission's ad-
ministrative costs, and $2.9 mil-
lion for design and construction by
Sharp Contruction Co. of Flint.
Sharp had offered a price of
$2.6 million prior to settlements
in the recent building trades
Housing director Mrs. Joseph D.
Mhoon said had officials will "re-
sist" the application for $2.9 mil-
lion. But she said HAA "knows
there has been a strike," and ex-
pressed confidence that "in the
final analysis you will get it.",
The commission also voted un-
animously to apply to HAA for a
program reservation of 300 pub-
lic housing units in addition to
the 151 units currently in the de-
velopment program and the 53
apartments in the lease program.
The 300-unit application was
authorized last Monday by City
Council, ending a dispute of more
than three weeks.
Mrs Mhoon sa id "It remains to
be seen if and when we make an:
application to the federal govern-
ment whether it will be approved
or not. The more we delay, it is ?
two to one that it will not be ap-
Although former opponents of
the Housing Commission's request
now support the project, they are
planning to impose more stringent
supervisioin on the commission be-
cause of alleged "fiscal difficul-
ties." Five pages of "guidelines"
were approved by the council's
seven Republican members wyhen
the resolution was passed.
The city is also making more
concerted effors to stimulate par-
ticipation by the private sector
in the construction of low incomem i a
housing. Dick McAuliffe made a sliding tag on Oakland's Dan
More than two weeks ago.Mayor and the pitching of Earl Wilson produced a 3-0 wina
Wendell Hulcher appointed a
steering commitee called the Ann the American League pennant as early as next Tues
Arbor Housing and Development
Corporation, composed of aiea DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION:
builders, labor unions, and city of-
The group particularly hopes to I TJ
take advantage of the 1968 hos- networks dra
in l aw, if it is ever funded. The jTn t a sgae ofse rvt
law is geared to foster private
initiative in the construction and ; "e
financing of low cost housing pro-
jects.Praise fr luca ,
By RON LANDSMAN
Jack Meyers, president of Inter-
House Assembly, announced yes-
terday that he intends to end the
mandatory membership of res-,
idence houses in IHA.
He said letters were being sent
to all house presidents to inform
them of the change.
The move to end mandatory
house membership follows a move
last year by sevqn houses to with-
draw from IHA. The semester
ended "before i any trial action
Kelsey in South Quad is also ex-
pected to leave IHA.
Wally Long, president of 3urs-
ley who led the withdrawal move
in the spring, was unavailaole nor
comment last night. Meyers said,
however, that in talks with Long
they had considered there to be 'a.
"chance for co-operation" betwveen
IHA and North Campus, :lthough
it needn't necessarily be from
shed to five
ny Cater last night in Detroit. Quick fielding
and made it possible for the Tigers to clinch
By LISA STEPHENS
"My main concern is not
whether X' house gets 90 pledges
but whether those 90 pledges are,
happy where they are," says Diane
Annala, the University's new di-
rector of sororities.
"I guess my counselling back-
ground keeps showing through,"
she adds, "but I have a real con-
cern for the individual in the
Miss Annala, who replaced Mrs.
Joan Ringel in the Office of Stu-
dent Services last spring, views
her role as an advisor to sorority
groups,- but not necessarily "an
for 2 seats
Interested students have until
next Tuesday to petition for two
Student Government Council at-
large seats which are available for
a term ending in November.
Undergraduate and graduate
students may pick up applications
at the SGC office in the Student
Activities 'Building between 9 'a.m.
and 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.'
Although selection will "not be
' limited in any way, we especially
want to appeal to graduate stu-
dents," said Sharon Lowen, '71.
member-at-large. She mentioned
that graduate students are just as
entitled to SGC representation as
Miss Lowen emphasized that
SGC "shouldn't be an elite" - it
should be composed of istudents
who initiate programs" desired by
their constituencies. D. Panther
White, '69, also an SC mermber-
at-large, added. that committees
such as the consumer union, vot-
er registration, and city relations
need workers to aid elected mem- ,
authority figure who always has
the last word."
"Girls can Come to me with.
plans for something that I may
not think are wise,' she said, "but
I think sometimes its better to let
them go ahead, once I've discussed
j it with them, and let them learn'
from the ,mistake."
The new sororities director sup-
ports the Panhellenic Ass6ciation's!
campaign to eliminate the dis-
criminatory alumni recommenda-
tion as acondition for pledging1
new members, and. says, "It's not
so important that only eight out
of 23 houses were able to sign the
anti-discrimination statement, but
the fact that they dared to buck
their nationals in the first place.
"The eight signatures don't real-
ly represent the progress that's
been made by all the houses on
the issue" she adds.
"The national organizations, are:
using Michigan as a test case.!
They know that what happens
here could very well determine the
course taken by many campuses
in the nkxt four to ten years.
Michigan should realize its poten-
tial in trend-setting..,.
FormerAssistant Dean of Wo-
men at Wisconsin State Univer-
sity (Lacrosse), Miss Annala lists}
re-structuring of the rush proce-.
dure as a top priority goal. "Rush'
is all so brief and impersonal, and,
you have to meet so many peoplej
'and keep smiling," she says.
"I'd like to see the houses im-
tiate an .exchange dinner program
with the residence halls to ac-
quaint the girls who might want
to rush with the houses and their
members on an informal basis," she
continues. "We could do this be-
cause we no longer rush at the be-
ginning of the year.
"We should also' perhaps elim-
inate the' requirement that all
rushees must visit all the houses,"
Miss Annala adds, "because most
of the girls have a pretty goodI
idea of what houses they prefer
long before they register for rush.
"Senior women are too often ;
,o cove ra~e
The mayor; who initiated the NEW YORK UP) - In a flurry completed, but it appears to be time you were in jail."
program, said he felt there was a of white envelopes and p u r p 1 e heavily critical. Wallace had been detained
strong need for private initiative prose, thousands of people a r e CLASH briefly at the security headquar-
because "a reading of the Verner taking the three television net- The night of the clash between ters.
Commission report convinced me works to task for their coverage the Chicago police and the dem- D
that it takes total community in- of the Democratic National Con- onstrators, Wednesday, Aug. 27. chorian duties at NBC with Chet
volvement to solve housing prob- vention in Chicago. ABC received about 3,000 tele- Huntley, said the hundreds of let-
lems. The response is largely critical. phone calls in five major cities, ters he has been receiving are
Mrs. Mhoon said, "Any Lousing Some of it is of the "you-dirty- Ninety per cent of the callers bit- smainly favorable.
will be very helpful." 'Communist" genre, but much of terly protested that ABC Corres- Wat y to be
She pointed out that because it seems to come from ordinary pondent Jim Burnes had said the
new homes in Ann Arbor aretusu- people who are angry and frust- Chicago police had been brutal. OPINIONS RECORDED
ally expensive, people currently rated. Here are a few examples: Burnes said he has gotten more First of all, it is being read and
living in older homes are unwilling "I have' never witnessed such an 100 letters from across the a record is being made of the op-
to vacate them and there is "Just onesieverines in;inions. These analyses and some
no place for poor people to move lie Teys(the omeaynes I of the more lucid pieces of mailI
in." my life. They (the commentators) T* will be circulated among the news
He added, "As the private sector certainly had no right to condemn s 11 1 -1 .I 1i executives.
takes action, it still is not clear any city, person or persons with-
whether these efforts can provide out knowing the true facts before DETROIT UP)-- Earl Wilson The reasonable mail, with names
millions of viewers in this country walloped his seventh home run and addresses, probably will be!
units that would be built in lieu and around the world." From a of the year and scattered 10 answered eventually. Letters such
of public housing or whether they Chicago woman hits for a 3-0 victory over as those assailing the networks as
would be supplementary-for per- "I can't recall a single interview Oakland last night that edged being "Communist-controlled" are
sons who are of low-to-modera with anyone who liked Humphrey, the Tigers closer to their first for the most part anonymous and
the convention, the mayor, or ev- American League pennant in will not be answered.
en Chicago." From a California 23 years. What is to become of it all is
man. uncertain. One network spokes-
ANTI-HUMPIREY'TIGER COUNTDOWN man said all reasonable sugges-
N e yl w' NT L~'DTRI GB tions wvould be -considered, b ut
"A great part of televiewers saw DETROIT 94 54therenseulittle likelihood it will
exactly what you did, and are not Baltimore 85 64 9 'hfec ees itn coerag. aid
fooled, a fact which you must be
becoming painfully aware of in Last night's games: Richard S. Salant, president of
the light of increasing indignation Detroit 3, Oakland 0 CBS News: "We can't exercise our
by R e ents by the set owners who are forced' Cleveland 10, Baltimore 2 n e w s judgment on the basis of
to obtain our news through the See page seven for details popular votes."
eyes of your prejudiced camera1
The Board of Regents approved crews." From a New York City I country "and it seems to be run-"
yesterday a document evaluating man, ning about 10 to 1 against me." !
the draft of the bylaw on the Uni- "In my opinion you set the stage This appears to be an exception,
versity Council, and has sent it for another assassination. Many of however. M o s t letters addressed
to the Ad-Hoc Committee for con-: us worried through the convention individually to newsmen at the a
sideration on Monday. The, Re- for fear the mayor would be mur- 'networks are favorable.
gents expect to issue a similar dered." From a Chicago woman. A Cleveland; Tenn., resident in1 5 s0m 4
evaluation of the proposed Com- One network official said rue- wrote Burnes: "Today one hears
could be taken.
Meyers can first effect the move e
by declining to impose any sanc-
tions against houses which do not
pay dues. IHA is empowered by:
the Board of Governors of the
Residence Halls to issue hold-
credits against the members of
any house which does not pay its
dues. Meyers said 'no such action sten t
will be taken.
He added that he will go to the I B ALC M E
governors at their next mieeting B'WLAEIIE
to request them to relinquish their The approach'' varies, but the
power, to issue, hold-credits. ! pitch remains the same ; groups of
Meyers also announced that high pressure magazine salesmen
IHA will operate this year on a are operating again on campus,
restricted budget, down about 60 The salespeople are college-age
per cent from the approximately professionals who invariably re-
$5.000 spent last year. present themselves as University
Meyers explained the move as students who need money to pay
one of realization. "It is our opin- school expenses. After several
ion," he said, "that this shows our minutes of. chatter to' build -up
faith in the organization and what sympathy, they present a list of
we have to offer." magazines frbm which the' un-
He was also worried, in light of; wary customer is asked to order.
the attempts to withdraw from The magazines are usually
IHA, of "appearing to bludgeon second-line publications which
some houses into supporting us. pay a central promotion agency
We feel going voluntary solves to boost their subscription lists.
that problem." Many are institutional monthlies
Last spring when the move to such as "Modern Education" and
withdraw was strongest, Meyers' "Woodcrafts". Prices for a one
had been a staunch supporter of year subscription are typically
then-president Steve Brown's at- inflated to make two or three year
tempt to prevent it. Meyers ex- terms seem appealing by contrast.
plained that there were differ- One man was arrested in a
ences within the staff last .year, campus apartment this week for
Sbut that when it went before the selling without a license. He was
President's Council of TEIA all
apprehended when one -student
members were compelled- to'sup-;tipped off police from an exten-
port it'.sa sion phone while ler roommate
"As vice president," he said. I listened to the sales pitch. The
knew Iwas obligated I to support apartment had been visited by
the president. Now that I am on 'sc edes.sxtnsls
my own we might handle things isuch peddlers six times last
dyownren mghhnyesemester. Each time, the salesmen
Tfeenty." nclaimed to be a foreign student.
The move to voluntary mem-1 Manyo te aepol a
bership will certainly cost IIA rany of r the salespeople may
some members. Besides the seven uent .e foreelanci ast springty
houses which began withdrawing group of women recruited by
last spring, Meyer expects to lose newspaper advertisements in Ten-
Frederick in South Quad, two nessee and Kentucky made a swilg
houses in West Quad, two houses through the city, hitting virtually
in Markley and most of the North everyg n-campus apartmentbuild-
m s s_ ing. When questioned, .one said
they do not stay more than a
" 'week in any town, but work on a
lls r i ' '1 well-planned schedule.
Ann Arbor police chief Walter
E. Krasny yesterday warned thai
" his department is receiving many
complaints about the sales crews.
S 1r SA B He said the department has come
in contact with several groups of
perclass students counseling on a salesmen in the past week, and
voluntary basis. "Who knows tl* discovered most are operating
system better?" asks Shaevitz. without the required City Hall
function without walls. We might permit to solicit in Ann Arbor.
,be able to set up another office, Krasny said there have been
say, in the Fishbowl," says Shae- numerous instances of these
vita people accepting payment in cash
While serving students, the new or .check without ever completing
center will help coordinate=activi- the orders.
ties of toe various direct service He urges those in doubt about
agencies in the University. "We'll such magazine sales to call the
be able to identify areas where police department at 663-4112.
mittee on Communications follow- 'fully, "My own sister told me much about stereotypes - What By MARCIA ABRAMSON
ing their meeting Sept. 19. No there ought to be some control of does Mr. Burnes think his com- Barbara Newell isn't throwing
further action on Chapter 7 of the television. What're you going to ments have done for law enforce- Richard Cutler's old office furni-
bylaws which deals with student do?" ment? He has stereotyped t h e ture into the lobby of the Student
affairs, is anticipated at the Sep- NBC so far has received 3,782 Chicago police and probably all Activities Bldg.
tember meeting. letters, telegrams and telephone police as being brutal." The chairs and desk you're trip-
The Ad-Hoc Committe which is calls - 759 approving the net- Burnes said he was "concerned ping over will make up the tem-
drafting the bylaws has been en- work's convention coverage a n d about the letters because people porary headquarters of a new in-
gaged in time-consuming nego- 3,023 critical. seem to be confusing law and or- formation and referral service.
tiations over the wording of the A large number of the commun- der with sheer police power." Equipped with only a phone and
documents since June. ications received at NBC h a v e Other mail from youths and Ne- Eied stff m oe
The revisions in the bylaws v: re come about equally from Chicago groes praised him for "telling it a directory, staff members of the
undertaken as a result of the ree- and Illinois. After that, most have like it is." new service have been trying to
ommendations of the Hatcher come from California, Texas and But one resident of, Bellwood, unravel the maze that is the qua-
Commission on the Student Role New York. Ill., wrote Wallace: "I must say ers in the fromS tempformation desk.
in Decision-Making which lb gan A CBS spokesman said an an- the time in which I thought CBS ters inthe
its task in January, 1967. alysis of its mail has not b e e n had the best coverage was the The new service will provide
students with advice on how to
bers. overlooked in our counselling pro-
In order .to facilitate vote grams." explains the new director
counting, SGC is planning to in- of sororities. 'They're about to
stitute a new computer system to leave the University and they
tabulate the votes. The computer want to know 'What comes next?'
will be used only to scan the bal- We could also utilize the girls
lots, and will not be used in the themselves as a resource to counsel
casting of ballots. younger girls."
ELIMINATING BUSY WORK
By NADINE COHODAS
Orientation is like climbing
Mt. Everest in ballet shoes.
That's a lot of territory and not
too much equipment.
But the orientation office is
not content to let orientees slip
down the mountainside. While
not exactly providing ropes,
boots, hooks, and picks, the of-
fice has- been working steadily
to improve its summer and fall
After perusing a good deal of
the summer and fall program
evaluations, newly appointed
orientation director Thomas
Butts says more personal at-
tention and fewer assembly line
about one leader to every 30
A more drastic cut-one lead-
er for every 20 students was
tried with a few groups this
summer, but Butts says the
benefit of - having 10 less stu-
dents in each group is still
To cut down the hours of
endless classifying tests, more
test "are conducted by, mail.
Butts says the college ' board
achievement tests are used con-
sistently now for foreign lan-
guage placement, and this Au-
gust the Chemistry department
approved the use of the college
board chemistry achievement
1967 orientation. She said over
4,000 students came through
the program compared to 3600
last year. This left only 1400
students for the fall program."
Last year's fall orientation
handled 2,000 incoming stu-
Miss Robinson also says the
summer program for parents
has been greatly enlarged. Par-
ents are now offered a three-
day program with room and
board at Baits housing instead
of the older one-day program
still being offered.
The new program includes
bus tours, movies, and lectures
by University officials, faculty
solve any kind of problem-aca-
demic or personal. Staff members
will set up appointments with di-
rect service agencies .such as Psy-
chological Services or the Office
of Religious Affairs.
"We won't be duplicating exist-
ing services," explains Morris
Shaevitz, assistant director of the
Student Affairs Counseling Office,
which is running the' service.
"We'll just act as a clearing house
-a first stop."
Shaevitz hopes the SAB head-!
quarters will become permanent.
"We're getting an estimate on
walling and hope to start very
soon." he says. "Until then, we'll
use furniture to create 'walls.' It's
easier to talk in an enclosed place.
Walls signify identity."
The office will contain chairs,
tables, bookshelves and a main
information desk which will be -
staffed by a full-time information
The old large SAB information