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375 No. MAPLE RD..769-1300

Feature Times

Thursday, May 8, 1969




NEUS PHONE: 764-0552

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Page Three


"An unprecedented
psychedelic roller
coaster of an


The controversial Ann Arbor Hous-
ing Commission' recently has under-
gone a shift in its partisan makeup.
The term of} commission chairman
Lyndon Welch, a Republican, expired
May 5 and Mayor Robert Harris has
appointed Democrat Robert Weeks,
a professor of engineering English
at the University, to take Welch's
place. The new appointment gives the
Democrats a 3-2 majority where the
Republicans previously had the edge.
The commission was formed 3
years ago to arrange for the con-
struction of low cost housing and to
place indigent citizens in already,
existing low cost housing. The com.?
mission so far has not constructed
any units. A recent letter to
Council from the Ann Arbor NAACP
claims the commission also has failed

to respond adequately to several
tenants' needs.
Weeks said yesterday he will pre-
sent a statement of his views con-
cerning the commission at its meet-
ing tonight. "I don't know if it is
conventional for someone in my
position to make a statement," Weeks
said, "but I feel very strongly about
the importance of the commission."
"There's a saying around city hall
that it's a whole new ball game,",
Weeks said. "This does apply to the
mayor and council, but in the hous-
ing commission, we have a new
pitcher but we're still in the ninth
Weeks said the commission was
scheduled to build 151 units, but
there is "still not a spade in the
earth'" "We have to get the con-
tracts completed for these units and

Jousing Commission

10 A.M.-1 P.M., 2-5 P.M.,
Another delightful APA revival of an Americanela ss
Ghelderode s
'A whiff ofsataniqils'lphur"
by the author o the APA hit "Pantagleize" '
Direcfed by John Houseman
OCTOBER 14-26!
Directed by
s r hStephen Porter
. GRII3K\3
At satiric.al farce on the bwnblings of bureaucracy!

get work underway before we're home
Iree l he added.
Welch said yesterday he believes
he is "leaving behind me diligent,
competent people. I hope things pro-
ceed from there."
Weeks was first appointed to the
commission last summer by Repub-
lican Mayor Wendell Hulcher to re-
place Democrat William W. Conlin.
However, Welch who was then chair-
man of the commission threatened
to resign if Weeks appointment was
approved by Council. Hulcher even-
tually withdrew his support of Weeks
who subsequently was not appointed.
The first order of business at to-
night's meeting is expected to be the
selection of a new commission chair-
man to fill Welch's position.
Another personnel shift in the
commission also may be in the offing.

The Ann Arbor News reported May
2 that Mayor Harris had asked Louis
Andrews, a Democrat and an at-
torney and consultant to the Michi-
gan Municipal League. to resign
from the commission. Harris did not,
say why.
At that time Andrews declined to
comment on Harris' reported' state-
ment, but said he and the mayor had
had "discussions as to whether I
should remain on the Housing com-
Andrews said yesterday he still had
not reached a decision but indicated
he expected to do so "in the very near
The NAACP letter to Council
claims the Housing Commission gives
"preferential treatment in terms
of early placement" to tenants who
"can either support themselves or


whose immnediate families can sup-
port, them."
Furthermore. the letter contends
that tenants who have sought as-
sistance from the Legal Aid Clinic or
the NAACP "are given a different
type of preferential treatment."
Citing a specific tenant complaint
unresolved by the commission, the
letter says a woman with six children
was evicted by a court order, but
neither the Housing Commission nor
the Emergency Housing Office found
new accommodations for her.
As a result, the letter says, .three
children were temporarily placed in
New York with their father and
three stayed in Ann Arbor, However,
no members of the family in Ann
Arbor are able to live together.



n e ws tCosdays
b)v he Associal/ed Press~ and C ollcg Press Service-


THE DOLLAR and other major Western currencies were sold
off for West German marks during hectic European trading yes-
A record $106 million flooded into West Germany in an hour of
trading, banking circles in Frankfort reported. $1.5 billion on foreign
currencies has 'flowed into West Germany since Charles de Gaulle
resigned as president of France April 28.
Both the British pound an dtle French franc were at their floor
levels in relation to the mark-the'point at which the Bank of Eng-
land and the Bank of France are obliged by international monetary
rules to fork out gold and dollars to support thee value of their money.
The European Common Market's'monetary committee, the body
whichI must approve a change in the value of the currency of any
of the six member countries, is meeting tomorrow.
Robert H. Finch yesterday said the administration will propose '
a program of direct cash assistance instead of food stamps for
welfare recipients.
Finch made the disclosure to the Senate Committee on Nutrition
Finch said, "Cash income, not a succession of payments in kind,
best preserves the dignity and freedom of choice of the individual to
meet his own needs through the workings of the private market."
"We hope, within the next few months to bring to the Congress a
set of welfare reforms which will begin to rationalize these systems
and place emphasis on cash assistance as the most flexible and useful
form of aid," he added.
REP. RICHARD McCARTHY (D-NY) said the Pentagon,.
plans to transport 1100 rail cars filled with World War II poison'
gas across the country.
The gas, in one ton cylinders, will then be dumped in the At-
lantic Ocean.
McCarthy said yesterday that the Department of Transportation
has granted a permit exeinpting the Defense.Department from certain
safety requirements for the movement of highly toxic materials.
In letters \to Secretary of Transportation John Volpe and Secre-
tary of Defense Melvin Laird McCarthy has raised the question of
what effect the disposal will have on sea life.
LEBANESE GUERRILLAS have encircled a Lebanese border
village close to tpe Israeli border, Beirut sources said yesterday.
A Lebanese government communique said the mountain village
of Hasbaya is under seige by about 2,000 Arabs of the Al-Saika-
Thunderbolt organization affiliated with Syria's ruling Baath party.
The charge brought a sharp denial from Al Saika headquarters
in Damascus and a warning to Beirut not to interfere with the com-
mandos' forays against Israel.
NORTHERN IRELAND'S prime minister, James Chiches-
ter-Clark won a unanimous vote of confidence in parliament.
The vote yesterday came after Chichester-Clark pledged universal
suffrage in local elections.
At present voting in local government elections involve property
qualifications and the Roman Catholic third of the population claim
this works unfairly against them.
The new prime minister placed the task of restructuring local
government in the hands of Brian Faulkner. Faulkner was his leading'
opposition for the top post.

1. Wowl NWhat is it?


-Day-Eric Pergeaux
'rape boycotters rally for support and start march to Detroit
boycottersbegin march



2. What happened to our Viper
Mark IV?
I just could't identify
with that car.
4. Do t you think you ougt t O
-hold onto a car more than a
month, Chet?
When yousee a great
buy coming your way,
you have to grab it.

Python LTD.
Fully equipped.
3. That's what you said about
the Sidewinder Eight.
But a Python is some-
thing else. Four-on-the.
floor, six-barrel carb,
console tach,..and
whut a steal!
. That's what I did yesterday-
from Equitable. At my age the
cost is low, and I get solid
protection now that will continue
to cover my family later when
1 get married. Plus a nice
racst egg when I retire.

Local supporters of the California grape
pickers' strike rallied at City Hall, at 10
a.m. yesterday before beginning their three
day, 45-mile march to Detroit.
Close 'to 100 students, housewives with
children, and a few businessmen heard
speeches of encouragement by several per-
sons, including State Sen. Roger E. Craig
(D-Dearborn), Hijinio Rangel and Council-
man Nicholas Kazarinoff (D-3rd ward)
Rangel is a striking farm worker from
Delano, Cal., who was sent by strike leader
Cesar Chavez to direct the boycott of Cali-
fornia table grapes in Michigan.
Afterwards nearly all of the supporters
present at the rally left with the march
for Ypsilanti where a rally was held last
The marchers are to reach Detroit Sat-
urday where a rally will be held in Kennedy
Square. Groups marching from Battle
Creek, Saginaw, Flint, Grand Rapids, and
Muskegon will meet in Detroit.

Craig noted the diversity of the group at
the wally and said that the march wold
"hopefully call attention to the justice of
the farm workers' cause."
Craig has been the principle defender of
the boycott campaign in Lansing.,
"This march is a symbolic act," said
Craig, "but a three-day march does not
make a movement, and not forever can we
settle for symbolism." Craig said even-
tually direct action most= be taken. "We
must show the growers and Congress that
as a new force in the nation, farm workers
will no longer settle for subsistent wages
and inhuman working conditions," he said.
The California grape pickers, now in the
third year of their strike, are seeking
r4cognition of their union as a bargaining
agent acid extension of the National Labor
elations Act to include farm workers.
Craig left City Hall with the marchers
and said he will march with the grpup for
as much of the three-day period as pos-
sible. "I will be going to Lansing later to-

day for the United Farm Workers Organ-
izing Committee to talk to A&P," Craig
Rangel's address, punctuated by shouts
of Huelga!" and "Viva la Causal", called
on the consumer to support the strike by
not purchasing California table grapes.
"The farm workers can't win in California
without the support of people around the
country," Rangel said.
Karzarinoff welcomed the migrant work-
ers who came to Ann Arbor. He termed the
strikers''cause a "just cause" and said that
Michigan consumers must not buy Cali-
fornia grapes because "buying grapes in
Michigan is depriving workers in Cali-
fornia of food and shelter they need to
The march is timed to coincide with the
first arrival of grapes to market.
The boycott "has caused many of the
chain food stores in the Ann Arbor-Ypsi-
lanti area to stop selling California grown


would you pay
a little something to
get through your next
language exam?
At Berlitz, we have a secret device for getting you through
language tests.
It's called a Berlitz instructor.
He's a man who's gotten'"dozens of seemingly hopeless stu-
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He does it/by first finding out just how hopeless you are, then
he sits with you and virtually brainwashes you until you not
only speak the language. You understand.
Of course, all this costs a dollar or two.
But seeing it could make all the difference between making
it and flunking, it's a small price to pay.

With the riglt set of
wheels you'llgo a

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