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WILLOW VILLAGE:
NAACP Officials Claim
Contracts Not Honored.

(Continued from Page 1)
according to Marion F. Wilson in
her book, "The Story of Willow
Run."
As the veterans began to come
back from overseas housing was
needed for those who planned to
work in Detroit or go to the Uni-
versity. Although these housing
units were originally only planned
to last for five years, the lack of
building matei'ials pressed them
into use as veteran's housing.
In 1947, the government began
drafting bills to provide firm
deadlines, for the disposition of
all temporary housing built dur-
ing, the war by the federal govern-
ment. This was postponed by the
need for housing for the veterans,
which went until there was once
more a greater need during and
after the Korean War.
Decide to Dispose
Finally in October of 1954, the
federal government decided to
dispose of the project along with
the others across the country.
The only way the federal gov-
ernment would let the Village
continue to exist would be for
Ypsilanti Township to purchase
it from the government. This
Ypsilanti did in October 1954. The
final total of land was over 1600
acres. The conditions of the sale
were that it was to be operated
as public housing and not sold as
individual units.
In 1955, Ypsilanti Township
sold the 1600 acres to the Willow
Woods Development Corp. for
price of $453 an acre. This was to
be developed into low cost housing
for the families still remaining in
the Willow Village area.
Conflicts Begin
It is with this sale that the
conflicts with the local NAACP
and the Permanent Committee for
Civic Action started.
Many of the NAACP and the
Permanent Committee for Civic
Action charges against the Town-
ship of Ypsilanti and the Willow
Woods Development Corporation
are found in an affidavit filed in
the Circuit Court for the County
of Washtenaw.

In this affidavit they claim that
the residents of Willow Village are
"being forcibly evicted either by
the physical demolition of the
buildings which comprise their
homes at the order of Ypsilanti
Township.
'Forcible' Eviction
"Being forcibly evicted as a re-
sult of the overwhelming econom-
ic pressure brought to bear upon
them as the result of a 33 per cent
increase ordered by the Ypsilanti
Township Board to be effective as
of October 1, 1958, or
"Being forced to purchase im-
mediately houses which appear to
be poorly constructed from the
one and only builder, who as a
result of the apparent collusion
and conspiracy aforementioned
has established and maintained a
monopolistic position as the sole
offerer of so-called low-cost
homes to these families exposed to
immediate eviction."
The affidavit further claims
that the development is one "in
which a policy of segregation of
the races is followed . . ." which
is in violation of the original
planned idea of an integrated
community.
Hinder Builders
No other house builder has been
able to build in Superior Town-
ship, the affidavit continues, be-
cause Willow Woods Development
Corp. has taken no steps to "ful-
fill its clear contractual obliga-
tions to enter into appropriate
agreements with Superior Town-
ship as to sewer tie-ins."
Douglas G. Schenck, one of the
leaders of the Willow Village
groups that are representing the
Negroes, explained that the rea-
son that these sewers are so im-
portant is the fact that no build-
er can build in Superior Town-
ship section of Willow Village
without having access to these
lines as there are no others avail-
able.
It is further charged that the
Ypsilanti Township Board in or-
der to evict the tenants from Wil-
low Village "decided to embark
on a course of economic pressure
and coercion."

ROCKET RESEARCH-Nelson Spencer of the electrical engineer-
ing department works on the instruments in the nose of an Aerobee
rocket. University engineers have worked on high altitude rockets
since 1946, for use in upper atmosphere research.
ERITo Use R ockets
InAtmosphere Study
(Continued from Page 1)
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are located in the Cooley Memor-
ial Building on North Campus.
The University Soil Mechanics
Laboratory operated under ERI

investigated
Cleveland's
scraper, the:
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necessary support for
new 24-story sky-
Illuminating Building.
foundation" was rec-
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the report states. eartn.
Conduct Hay Fever Study Human engineering studies in-
An interdisciplinary study of cluded a project to measure the
hay fever was conducted under decline of strength which comes
ERI auspices. Tests run at Jack- with the onset of fatigue in young
son prison during the last three male adults. The tests were con-
years indicate symptoms reach cerned primarily with arm and
their daily maximum between 4 shoulder strength with the subject
p.m. and 8 p.m. confined to a simulated pilot's
Botanists, meteorologists, sta- seat.
tisticians, and allergists worked While the studies in this area
on this project. Present plans call continue, design of emergency
for a 4special allergy chamber to equipment for aircraft has been
be constructed in the Kresge Med- aided with the information gath-
ical Research Center to conduct ered thus far, the report says.
pollen. tests under controlled hu- Operating under the Institute
midity and temperature condi- is Project Michigan which studies
tions. battlefield surveillance for the
Solid-propellant rockets were government. Tests are carried out
the subject of research under the under top secret security condi-
direction of Leslie M. Jones, of tions at Willow Run for this
ERI. The new rockets have been project.
U.S. Economists To Attend
Economic Outlook Meeting
Approximately 100 of the na-
tion'stoecnmssfo gor- Seven economists will open the
en'top economists from govern- conference Nov. 3 with a "Cross-
ment, business, education and Section Preview of the Outlook
banking will attend the sixth an- for '59." Following this panel dis-
nual Conference of the Economic cussion, Prof. John Lindner of the
Outlook, Nov. 3 and 4. Harvard Graduate School of Busi-
The conference, sponsored by ness will speak on "The Outlook
the economics department, is open for Capital Formation."
by invitation only and all sessions The afternoon session will fea-
will be held in the Rackham Am- ture two University speakers. Prof.
phitheater. Gorge Katona, director of the

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Des., Res. and Dev.
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