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Vol IX ,No.43 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 26, 1978 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Local stores plan changes under new

bottle law

If you haven't yet tripped over any
stacks of bottles in your favorite cam-
pus market or noticed any new
enovations you probably will
metime soon as merchants prepare
for Michigan's new bottle bill to take ef-
fect on December 3.
The deposit law, which was over-.
whelmingly approved by Michigan's
voters in 1976, bans the selling of non-
,eturnable bottles and forces store
wners to pay a deposit on all certified
ottles and cans returned to their

renovating over the past year in expec-
tation of the law's effects. "We were
planning on the need for more storage
space to house the returned bottles
before they are given back to the com-
pany," Jack Kahler, the assistant
manager, said. "The only retailers who
are r ally going to have problems in
December-are the ones who don't have
enough storage space."
Many students have already shown
that it is worth their time to bring back
pop bottles for a deposit. "Students
save up their bottles all year long and
return them right at the end, when they
have saved enough to make it worth

their while," explained Kahler. "That's now," explained Mike Bouwknegt, who
when we have the worst time finding orders the pop and beer for Village
space to store the bottles." Corner. "But the new area won't be
"Combined with the increase in the price of beer
itself and the 10 cent deposit on each bottle, a six-
pack of beer is going to cost you close to $3.50. Who's
going to pay $3.50 for a six-pack of beer."
-Henry Ansara, manager, Ralph's Market
Village Corner has begun expanding done by the time the law goes into ef-
this year. "We are planning on having feet. We are just going to fill up the
twice as much storage space as we do aisles with as many bottles as we can

possibly fit, until the new addition is
VILLAGE CORNER is also planning
on cutting down their selection of beer
and pop until the renovations are
complete. "We are going to be at an all
time low on variety," Bouwknegt said.
Local distributors are uncertain
about the effects of the bottle legislation
on their sales. "We carry a number of
import labels," Washtenaw
Distribution president W. J. Rave ex-
plained, "and whether any of these will
be certified for sale is unknown. Many
stores are also going to want less
specialized sizes like the 8 oz. or 40 ox.

bottles of pop. They're going to want to
minimize the number of different sizes
they stock."
"Combined with the increase in the
price of beer itself and the 10 cent
deposit one each bottle, a six-pack, of
beer is going to cost you close to $3.50,"
said Henry Ansara, manager of Ralph's
Market at Packard and State. "Who's
going to pay $3.50 for a six-pack of
their own ways of dealing with the
problem of returning bottles. Meijers
See STORES, Page 5


arter's inflation


gets mixed world reaction

From AP and UPI
Reaction'to President Carter's anti-
inflation plan ranged from cautious to
hostile yesterday, with few outright en-
dorsements for the voluntary
guidelines announced Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Carter named Alfred
Kahn, chairman of the Civil
Aeronautics Board, to head his new an-
ti-inflation program. Kahn, 61, was ap-
pointed effective immediately as
chairman of the cabinet-level Council
on Wage and Price Stability. He
'replaces Robert Strauss, who will con-
tinue in his other administration role as
special trade representative.
Frank Fitzsimmons conditionally en-
dorsed the anti-inflation plan,
becoming the first top labor leader to
comment on Carter's plan.
"If this program establishes some

credibility on the price side and ad-
justments are made on the wage stan-
dard, I am sure that the two million
Teamsters members and their families
will do their share to assist in resolving
this difficult problem," Fitzsimmons
The Teamsters, who have become
accustomed to winning wage gains of 10
per cent a year, will provide a key test
of Carter's program when it opens
negotiations in December on a new con-
tract covering some 500,000 truckers.
Administration officials expressed sur-
prise and mild pleasure with Fitzsim-
mons statement.
TREASURY Secretary Michael
Blumenthal said the anti-inflation
program should help reduce interest
rates, stabilize the dollar and aid the
economies of the United States' trading

"I say we should give it a chanc
said Democratic Senate candidate C
Levin in one of the more charita
responses. "While the details of1
mechanisms he has proposed are
yet clear, the outline moves in the ri
Senator Robert Griffin was less sy
pathetic but did not reject the plan
tirely. Griffin said the guidelines "
be of some help in the battle against
"HOWEVER, Griffin said, "his fo
is on the symptoms of inflation, and
at the major cause. We need strong
more determined leadership from1
President to cut back on excess
federal spending."
On the state level, the Michigan St
Employees, Union (MSEA),t
American Federation of State, Cou
and Municipal Employees andt


Michigan State Police Troopers
Association vowed to stand by their 10
per cent wage hike demands unless
members were.guaranteed some other
form of protection from inflation.
"We would like to fight inflation, if
it's not at the cost of state employees'
take-home pay," said MSEA Executive
Director John Doyle.
GOV. WILLIAM Milliken said he
doubted the Carter plan would work,
but he said he supported the goals of the
wage and price restraints.
Meanwhile, the nation's automakers
took a closer look at Carter's program
amidst indications it may allow Ford
and General Motors to boost 1979 car
prices higher than this year's rate of in-
Under the guidelines, each company
is asked to limit price hikes next year to
a rate half of one per cent less than the
average increases of its 1976 and 1977
prices. Unofficial figures showed Ford
raised its car prices an average $407 or
7.,3 per cent in 1976 and $387 or 5.8 per
cent in 1977, for a combined average of
6.55 per cent for the two years.
THE GUIDELINES, then, would
allow Ford to raise car prices during
1979 another 6.05 per cent -more than
half a per cent higher than its combined
1978 price boost of 5.5 per cent.
A technicality in the Carter program
See CARTER, Page 12

An-n Arbor's okay, says

SOPHOMORE DAVE SHERBIN models a sample of the finery available
today and tomorrow at the P.T.P.'s annual costume sale.
Halloween costume


sa e begin
For many children and children-
at-heart, the most important rite for
fail is not playing football or raking
leaves,, but deciding what to be for
Halloween. For those who are fin-
ding themselves with less than a"
week left and still no costume, the
University Theatre Program will
hold its annual Halloween costume
sale today and tomorrow in the
Frieze Building.
The sale will be held in Room 1528
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and
tomorrow, and from 9 a.m. to noon
on Saturday.

1s today
A NUMBER OF period costumes
from past program productions will
be available. Roland Wilson, general
manager of the theatre program,
emphasized that Greek togas will be
available for those who have been
bitten by the "Animal House" bug.
Finishing touches, such as hats,
wigs, and masks will also be
available. There is something for
every budget at the sale, with prices
ranging from 5 cents to $40. Wilson
said that most costumes are priced
at the lower end of that wide range.
Proceeds from the sale will go to
the purchase of shop equipment.

Although he was wary about the
possible local effects the passage of the
tax proposals on the November ballot
might have, City Administrator
Sylvester Murray presented a positive
view of the state of the city in his annual
address to the Ann Arbor Chamber of
Commerce yesterday.
The most significant areas of accom-
plishment he noted were: a reduction of
14.8 per cent in crime, the successful
defense of three lawsuits against the
city, saving about $5 million, extensive
street repair work, the achievement of
hiring ratios of 26 per cent for
minorities and 40 per cent for females,
and the reorganization of departments
with a reduction in the number of
city employees.
IN ADDITION to those changes, the
Fire Department made 82 per cent
more inspections, the water plant ex-
pansion was completed, and city recor-
ds are better organized because of the
acquisition of a computer.

IN THE AREA of housing repairs
were made on public housing units,
funds were made available for repair of
senior citizens' homes, and grants and
loans were given to revamp 118 housing
Murray said that finances have
received the most emphasis in the last
four years, but that the city can finally
direct itself to operations and activities.
Physical additions such as the expan-
sions in the water plant, repairs to the
city's streets, and to the Maynard
Street parking structure, as well as the
development of several city parks, sap-
ped a great deal of city funds.
over the mere $700,000 left in the
general fund after appropriating the
rest of the $23 million budget. Later in
the day Murray said he feels "uncom-
fortable" with that relatively small
amount and the lack of a contingency
fund "scares me too."
In April, when the budget was first
discussed, Murray said he did not agree

with the $2 million portion of the budget
allocated to road repairs. An additional
$850,000 was spent on road repairs from
other sources, which covered the work
done both last summer and in 1977.
Murray said yesterday that the $3.3
million was "well-spent" on the road
repairs, but he did not endorse that
Water and sewer rates will probably
increase in the near future, according
to Murray, because the federal aid sup-
plied to expand the water plant and the
wastewater treatment plant will not
help to cover the increased operating
costs once construction is completed.
The federal government mandated
pollution control and supplied 75 per
cent of building costs - $42 billion
around the country - but no money to
operate those plants, according to
THE CITY generated 8.6 per cent
more garbage this year, bringing the
See ANN, Page 2

new general election

by 1VVNn /n[1 ni
Literature, Science and Arts School
Student Government (LSA-SG) last
night took a major step towards re-
establishing normalcy in student
governing of the University's largest
school by sanctioning a general election
to be held on November 20 and 21.
The group also approved University
graduate Harriet Strasberg as election
director, and they left open the
possibility of appointing an assistant
for her.
The deadline to file for candidacy for
the November election is November 10,
at 5:00 p.m.
THE 17-MEMBER LSA Council has
been sitting with a six person body -
" Students will rally in opposi-
tion of Proposal D in Lansing at 2
p.m. today. See the story on Page

two of whose terms have officially run
out-since a complicated procedural
and political dispute invalidated LSA's
April election of last year.
At that time, the LSA Judiciary
unanimously refused to certify the
results of the April election because of
numerous violations of the LSA Elec-
tion Code. The certification denial
stemmed from a lengthy dispute over
the status of six candidates from the
People's Action Coalition (PAC) on the
April LSA ballot.
While it is unclear whether that issue
has or has not been settled-the Un-
viersity Central Student Judiciary has
agreed to hear appeals on the matter
but has not mustered a quorum this
term-LSA-SG will hold its fall election
member Kathy Friedman the dispute
has been settled because the LSA
Judiciary invalidated last April's elec-
"According to my interpretation of

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel gave
qualified approval to a draft peace
agrement with Egypt yesterday, but
instructed its delegation to the peace
conference in Washington to seek im-
portant revisions in the final text.
Prime Minister Menachem Begin
said after a marathon Cabinet
discussion that 15 deputies voted for the
treaty and the amendments he
proposed, and two ministers abstained.
and Defense Minister Ezer Weizman
will leave for Washington today, the
government announced. The U.S. State
Department said the talks probably
would resume today or tomorrow and
that Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
planned to meet with the Egyptian
delegation yesterday afternoon.
Egypt has said it also wants to amend
the 10-page draft treaty, and informed
sources estimated the negotiations may
continue for several more weeks.
"The government of Israel approves
in principle the draft peace treaty bet-
ween Egypt and Israel," Begin said af-
ter a 17-hour Cabinet debate that stret-
ched over three days.
"THE CABINET approves the
amendments proposed by the prime
minister to the draft peace treaty, has
given appropriate guidelines to the
delegation and has authorized its mem-
bers to continue the negotiations,"
Begin said in a brief prepared

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