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Camille cuts
sweeping path
of destruction

GULFPORT, Miss. (A'-Ravaged by 150-mile-
an-hour winds, raging tides and fire, much of
Mississippi's coastal strip lay virtually helpless
last night-shattered by the worst hurricane
that ever hit America's mainland.
Thousands were homeless. Help was on the
way but rescue work was slowed by the sheer
mass of wreckage left by Hurricane Camille.
Coast Guard and Civil Defense reports listed
46 killed.
This port city of 30,000 and nearby Biloxi, a
city of 44,000, were without power, drinking
water, and open only to emergency com-
munications. Some highways and railroads were
ripped up by the storm.
Fortunately, many coastal residents fled to
inland areas before Camille shrieked in from the
Gulf of Mexico Sunday night.
"This is the greatest single disaster Mississippi
has ever known with the possible exception of
the great 1927 Mississippi River flood," said Gov.
John Bell Williams.
State Adj. Gen. Walter Johnson, reporting to
the governor after a survey of the disaster area,
said rescue workers had been unable to reach
many areas of maximum damage and he expect-
ed the death toll to rise.
"We are going to find more in those houses

when we start searching areas we can't even get
into now," said Johnson.
President Nixon declared the storm-battered
coastal counties of Mississippi a federal disaster
area-making it eligible for an initial $1 million
in federal disaster assistance, with more appro-
priations to be considered.
At Atlanta, a dozen C-124 Globemaster planes
at Dobbins Air Force Base were assigned to
airlift 375,000 pounds of food and supplies to the
stricken area-to be unloaded at Keesler Air
Force Base in Biloxi.
Emergency telephone and electric power repair
crews were ordered in.
Gov. Williams spent much of the day here,
conferring with disaster rescue officials.
After a jeep ride over stretches of broken
pavement between Gulfport and Biloxi, the gov-
ernor said, "I just couldn't believe it could be
this bad until I actually saw it."
Estimates of monetary damage along the Mis-
sissippi coast remained sheer guesswork but
William said it would be "in the hundreds of
millions of dollars."
The Red Cross said its preliminary and in-
complete survey of the area showed about 2,000
homes destroyed and more than 2,000 damaged
in the Gulfport-Biloxi area.

--Associated Prest

Gulfport after the storm

WOODSTOCK AND
THE ESTABLISHMENT
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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 19, 1969

Ten Cents

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Housing
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director
# ~Chosen
Webb succeeds
Mrs. Mhoon as
commission head
Ollie D. Webb, executive'
director of the Muskegon
Heights Housing Commission
since January 1968, yesterday
was named director of the
Ann Arbor Housing Commis-
sion.
Webb will replace Mrs. Joseph
D. Mhoon, whose resignation as
commission director was effective
yesterday. Mrs. Mhoon resigned
July 21 in a dispute with the com-
mission over her role in hiring new
t staff members.
Webb, who attended Wilberforce
University in Wilberforce, Ohio,
; will take over his new job in about;
30 days. No precise date has been
set.
Before becoming executive di-
x :..rector of the Muskegon Heights
Associated Press Housing Commission, Webb was
An eye for an eye the assistant director from August
to December 1967. Prior to that
Walter Brisebois found revenge against a Canadian railroad linen he worked as an administrative
last month when he blocked the path of a train with his car for planner for seven months with the
Muskegon County Metropolitan.
18 minutes after being delayed by a train for the same amount of jPlanning Commission.
time. Yesterday he won his court battle with the railroad in Wind- ebb had also worked with the
sor and charges of intimidation against him were dropped. Muskegon Heights Urban Renewal;
and Planning Department from'
MA 5 1964-1967.
AI____ L_ -H_ Mrs. Mhoon, who had resigned
from the commission three times
Land ord c qu tted before her final departure, left
after a feud which began at a
July 14 meeting. Mrs. Mhoon had!
declared then that she would hire
whomever she pleased to fill three
on assaitu1 char ge new staff positions for which city'
council had allocated funds.
One of those positions is an as-
By ETHEL SHUTTA sistant for tenant relations which
Louis Feigelson, manager of the Ambassador realty com- commission members believe to be
anyyesterday was found not guilty of assault and battery of great importance. In January
cages f aand March Mrs. Mhoon had come
s, filed agaist him by Lynn Haynes and Betsy Ander- under heavy criticism from some
son of 609 S. Division St., apt. No. 9. . public housing tenants.
After more than two hours of testimony, District Judge They charged she intimidated
S. J. Elden acquitted Feigelson; ruling there was reasonable and harassed them with irritating
doubt of his guilt, telephone calls.
d hThe tenants also claimed she
Haynes and Anderson charged than on May 5 Feigelson did not adequately take care of
entered their apartment on Division St. "obviously in a rage" I their complaints.
"and told the tenants they - -
were trespassing. The girls LEAVING YOUR LA
had signed a lease to sublet
from David Benisch who pre-
viously had the apartment.
Because the original lease stip-
ulates that all subtenants must be
approved by the management, the
women were told their lease was By L. WI
invalid because only Benisch had
signed it. Now that the close
Haynes charged that Feigelson arrived, so too has the
did not identify himself as the existing boxes in Ann
landlord until she asked who he Most students are p
~'was. She claimed he said the lrlongings and moving
apartment belonged to him and the city. So cardboard
that he would take everything that ium y
was in it. M a n y think small
When Feigelson picked up the who have been taking
TV which was in fact his, Haynes, er-priced jars of pea:
who thought the TV belonged to mer will now return
Benisch, said she told Feigelson over some extra carto
1<he "wasn't going to leave with that Bttewsr nr
TV." As Feigelson was making his But the wiser, mor
way out the door, Haynes charged knows he can only f
that he pushed her against the tainers in one of the
wall. in town.
The Great Atlantic
Haynes also charged that when. i, ,m. +" m

-Associated Press
Solidarity wth Ulster
Marchers of the Ulster Civil Rights Solidarity Campaign march by Shepherd's Bush Green in Lon-
don yesterday as they demonstrate against the government of Northern Ireland. Mounted police
later charged the crowd as the demonstrators threw rocks and one firebomb at the office of the
Northern Ireland regime near Berkeley Square. Northern Island was quiet yesterday and last night
as 4,000 British troops kept order between warring Protestant and Roman Catholic factions.
'U' ADMINISTRATION PLAN-:

Nixon names
Haynsworth
SC appeals judge nominated
to Supreme Court vacancy
SAN CLEMENTE OP-President Nixon yesterday nomi-
nated federal Judge Clement Haynsworth of South Carolina
to the Supreme Court, calling him "an eminently qualified
jurist, scholar and intellect."
Haynsworth, a 56-year-old Democrat from five genera-
tions of South Carolina lawyers, considers himself a imoderate
rather than a conservative or liberal. f
But Haynsworth's nomination has drawn strong criticism
from civil rights forces, especially the NAACP, which plans to
fight the nomination before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
However, the opposition is not expected to block Hayns-
worth's appointment, although it may slow Senate confir-
'mation. The judiciary com- -
mittee will begin hearings on
Haynsworth on Sept. 9.
Clarence Mitchell, director of A D C case
the NAACP's Washington bureau,
said, "We fell that in his key de- 4
cisions he has clearly taken a sit
position in favor of segregation."
But this is disputed by Hayns-
worth's supporters, who maintain
he has shown moderation and ar e
balance in civil rights and other
decisions.
Haynsworth's nomination may NEW YORK L)-"- A three-
also bring opposition from labor
and union leaders for his rulings judge federal court ruled yes-
in labor cases. terday that welfare payments
Haynsworth was appointed to cannot be withheld because a
fill the vacancy created when Abe recipient refuses to allow a
Fortas resigned last May during welfare worker into his home.
an uproar-over his accepting fees
from a family foundation of im- In a 2 to 1 decision, the court
prisoned financier Louis E. Wolf- held that state and city regula-
son. tions' requiring visits in the home
The Haynsworth nomination by caseworkers "violated the Con-
was the second for the President. stitutional right to privacy" and
That of Chief Justice Warren E. the right to be. secure in one's
Burger last June, to replace re- home from "unreasonable search-
tiring Earl Warren, was the first. es."
In contrast with a televised Th madtmyhvecn
ceremony at which he announced The mandate may have con-
the Burger appointment in the siderable impact on welfare proce-
the ueapoinmn inhedures that now require visits by
SWhite House East Room, Nixon caseworkers before granting aid.
elected to let press secretary The court granted Barbara
Ronald L. Ziegler announce the James, a Bronx mother, a per-
Ziegler made available yesterday manent injunction preventing the
doieerofaecorrlabyespndDepartment of Social Service from
a dossier of a correspondence on stopping her welfare payments be-
file in the Justice Department. He cause she refused to allow an in-
said it totally put to rest assertions vestigator into her home.
of a conflict Qf interest on Hayns-
worth's part in a case involving a District Judge Charles H. Ten-
large textile firm, Deering Milliken ney wrote, "Except in certain care-
Inc., and a charge before the Na- fully defined classes of cases; a
tional Labor Relations Board of search of a private dwelling with-
an unfair labor practice. The out a warrant or proper consent
NLRB said Deering Milliken had is presumptively 'unreasonable."'

State education

board

hits Dearborn expansion

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by PAT MAHONEY But a considerable portion of
Special To The Daily the meeting involved sharp criti-
LANSING - Administration cism by several board members of
plans to add freshman and soph- the idea that the University should
omore courses at the University's operate campuses outside Ann Ar-
Dearborn Campus drew strong bor - Dearborn and the four-year
criticism last week from members Flint college.
of the State Board of Education. B
The board - whose approval is Board member Edwin Novak
required for all major changes in (D-Flint) argued that the satellite
academic programs - met with campuses had created dual stand-
Vice President for State Relations ards of admission and injured the
and Planning Arthur Ross a n d prestige of the Ann Arbor cam-
Dearborn Dean Norman Scott to pus.
discuss proposed expansion of the In traveling outside the state,
upperclass college to a four-year Novak said, he found the Dear-
institution. born and Flint campuses had hurt

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the University's reputation. Peo-
ple now want to know which cam-
pus a graduate had attended.
After the meeting, Novak added
he thought the two branches had
done "irreparable damage" to the
University.

ANDLORD BEHIND

Arbor box hunt

NIFRED
of another term has
egreat hunt for non-
Arbor.
packing up their be-
to another locale in
boxes are at a prem-
1 grocery merchants
their money for ov-
nut butter all sum-
the favor and turn
ons.
e experienced mover
find cardboard con-
larger supermarkets
and Pacific Tea Co.
v cn+ ntRitt+he early

posters revealing 'bargains' for the day.
Amazingly enough, the student s o o n
finds himself loaded with cartons. But once
the word has spread Wrigley's too will be-
come part of the box shortage.
It seems likely that with boxes being in
such demand Ann Arbor merchants will
wise up and jump at the chance to make
a fast buck.
It would be very simple for store owners
to collect and store boxes for a few days
prior to the end of each semester.
Then when the rush is on, they would
open up their stock of boxes to the public.
Each could be marked with suitable prices
ranging from a penny to a nickel depend-
ing on the size and condition of the box.
(It must be taken into consideration that
theri s no montnrv nerihe in the nr.ud-

Board member Thomas J. Bren-
nan (D-Dearborn) attacked the
Flint campus as a "fraud on the
people" and a "complete and ut-
ter failure" that could not be con-
cealed. Brennan claimed there is
"no comparison between the aca-
demic programs in Flint and Ann
Arbor."
Like Novak, Brennan objected
to the practice of granting grad-
uates of the Flint campus a di-
ploma indistinguishable f r o m
graduates of the Ann Arbor cam-
pus.
Scott admitted that admission
standards at Dearborn might be
slightly lower than in Ann Arbor,
Ross responded to Brennan's
criticisms of Flint saying the cam-
pus is "doing well now and is sat-
isfying an important educational
need in its region." He pointed
out that the decision to develop
campuses . in Flint and Dearborn
had been made by a previous ad-
ministration.
Arguing in favor of the Dear-
born expansion plan, Ross sum-
marized the findings of a recent
University study committee on the
campus. He said the upper level
program alone was "not viable"
and warned that "this campus will
be stillborn unless it can go to four
year programs."
To substantiate the need for a
four-year college at the Dearborn
campus, Ross said that by 1975-
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court of Appeals Judge Wilfred
Feinberg joined Tenney in the
opinion.
The dissenter, Judge Edward C.
McLean, called their opinion "a
damaging blow to the successful
administration of this important
social welfare program."
Judges Tenney and Feinberg
said: "The city and state may not
condition the initial and continu-
ing receipt of Aid to Families
with Dependent Children upon a
waiver of rights embodied in the
Fourth Amendment."
Tenney added: "It is hoped that
caseworkers will continue to be
welcomed into the homes of wel-
fare recipients so that their pro-
fessional expertise may, most ef-
fectively be utilized to the greatest
advantage of their clients. How-
ever, when entry is barred, bene-
fits may not be denied or termi-
nated solely on this basis."
The Supreme Court has already
Scut'iib ianm tatp reidence re-

Clement Havnsworth

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