The Michigpn Daily-Thursday, October 11, 1979-Page 7
By BETH PERSKY
For an elderly man or woman who wishes to
remain independent, the ability to eat meals at
home may be the one factor preventing in-
"Motor Meals," the Ann Arbor equivalent of
the "Meals on Wheels" program existing in
many communities, has been filling this need for
the elderly and homebound in the city for the
past five years.
THOUGH THE non-profit community
organization caters mainly to its 78 recipients
over the age of 75, it also provides services to 12.
people who can't prepare their own meals, for
The program, which served 20,318 meals in
fiscal 1978-79 costs $53,500, although only $47,500
was received from clients, said Nancy Foster, its
The additional overhead, including Foster's
salary, office supplies, and the $500 a month
deficit the program is incurring, is paid for en-
tirely by donations from outside sources.
FOR EXAMPLE, at a party-held Sunday in
honor of the fifth anniversary of the program,
the Ann Arbor Kiwanis Club donated $1,250, the
Friends of University Hospital gave $1,000, and
the Thrift Shop of Ann Arbor, donated $100 a
month. Foster said $1,000 was also raised in in-
Those who can afford the full cost of their
meals contribute $13 a week for five meals, each
of which provides both lunch and dinner.
Accordifig to Foster, though, 25-30 per cent of
the Motor Meals recipients are subsidized to
some extent by the program, even though Motor
Meals receives no government assistance.
THE 90 MEALS are served daily by 300 volun-
teers, most of whom work once every two weeks
during their lunch hours. Only 10 to 20 volunteers
are necessary to work the 10 daily routes.
The routine begins when one or two people pick
up the meals, which are prepared in the main
kitchen of the University Hospital. The meals
are then delivered by the volunteers - who use
their own cars and pay for their own gas - to the
And, according to Foster, the program
provides recipients with some personal attention
too, because many of the recipients of Motor
Meals are "absolutely alone the rest of the day."
FOSTER SAID the one goal of the program is
"to help older people who wish to remain in-
dependent in their own homes to do so."
Marguerite Oliver, who founded the program
five years ago, said she was inspired by friends
and relatives involved with similar programs in
I After 15 agencies turned her down, Ed Con-
nors, director of University Hospital at the time,
finally volunteered free office space for the
program at the Parkview-Turner Hospital. Con-
nors also offered access to the main kitchen at
.University Hospital, Oliver said.
OLIVER AND several others planned the
program for a year and the first meals were ser-
ved in October, 1974. Only 12 clients were served
at the beginning of the program, but Motor
Meals reached 30 clients by the end of the first
fiscal year. Since then, the program has expan-
ded t'o serve the present clientele of 90.
But not everyone who wants to receive Motor
Meals is able to. Because kitchen space in
University Hospital is limited, there is room for
hospital ovens for only 90 Motor Meals meals in
addition to those required to feed the hospital's
3,000 patients daily.
"You have to do shuffling and weighing action
of who needs it most," said Foster.
SDS, Black leaders
slam Chief Krasny
WCC handicapper fair offers
career placement information
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aggressive policies were effective, he
said occasional police brutality
blemished the chief's record.
"We had some problems with police
Actions in incidents like police over-
t eacting or police brutality, and some
of that occurred in the 60s" he said.
ROWRY SAID police sometimes
over-used mace, a chemical spray used
to disperse unruly crowds. But he ad-
mitted that when he and other black
leaders brought this problem to Krasny
and the City Council, the chief agreed to
limit the use of the chemical.
"The police were generally acting
under Krasny's policies," Rowry said.
"They were, of course, given
discretion. I never viewed Krasny as a
man prone to violence, but as police
chief, he knew what he was involved in.
He authorized its (violence) use and
would have used it himself wherever
the opportunity presented itself."
One particular incident which stood
out in Rowry's mind was a shooting in-
cident at the Pump and Pantry on the
city's west side in February, 1975. Two
young black assailants were seen
fleeing the business after robbing it.
Police fatally shot one o the youths and
wounded the other.
"THE POLICE shot to kill and it was
absolutely not (justified). I don't think
there was justification for use of deadly
force because they (the police) had a
pretty good idea who the people were."
Second Ward council member Leslie
Morris was critical of the lack of open-
ness of Krasny's department.
"It is not an open department,"
Morris said. "It's hard to find out what
the policies are. They do what they
want," she said.
THE MOST visible student group in-
Rothberger also said Krasny did not
respect students' civil rights. "He
allowed his cops to beat the shit out of
the students. He was there watching
ROTHBERGER CLAIMED that "a
good deal" of the students who were
arrested in the protests were later
He later recalled Krasny using
"guerrilla tactics" to disperse the
demonstrators "because he realized he
could get away with it."
On the other hand, former University
President Robben Fleming-who oc-
casionally conferred with Krasny on
University matters-said yesterday
there were some in the conservative
community of the city who "thought he
(Krasny) wasn't tough enough."
FLEMING, WHO is currently
president of the Corporation for Public
Broadcating in Washington, D.C., said
the conservatives "believed he should
have called in the National Guard" to
quell the disturbances.
Ken Kelley, who in 1960 founded the
Argus,. a campus underground
newspaper, said he didn't like the way
Krasny's officers handled the
"He (Krasny) let is police run ram-
Krasn w'. . .
called a "reactionary"
pant and do anything they wanted to,"
he commented yesterday.
KELLEY, WHO now lives in San
Francisco, said "I don't think Krasny
was interested in the spirit of
cooperation. One could never sit down
with Krasny and talk things out with
him. He resisted any attempts by
people to harmonize."
Kelley said he could never under-
stand Krasny's policy of not allowing
rock bands to perform in West Park. He
also said Krasny's officers would im-
mediately break up a gathering of
young people airing their views.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP)-
Argentina has been promised some
$1.26 million by the United Nations as
partial financing of a new nuclear-
engineering study program.
-The aid is part of a recent agreement
signed with Argentina's National
Atomic Energy Commission to expand
its general development, nuclear-
training programs and atomic resear-
By WILLIAM THOMPSON
For anyone in search of a career,
landing that big job is a major
challenge. For the handicapped person,
however, just being able to go out and
look for that job may be a more im-
That's why the Michigan Bureau of
Rehabilitation (MBR) and Washtenaw
Community College (WCC) yesterday
co-sponsored the Handicapper Career
Fair to make handicapped people
aware of their career opportunities and
how to find them.
REPRESENTATIVES from 51
businesses, training agencies, and
schools filled the Student Activities
Center at WCC "to share their oc-
cupational and vocational information
with handicappers," according to fair
chairwomen Patti Des Marais of the
The purpose of the fair, according to
Des Marais, was to allow handicappers
to speak with the representatives about
employment outlook, physical
requirements, job qualification
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requirements, and benefits for the han-
dicapped in the labor market. It was
not, however, intended to place people
in certain jobs, she said, because that
would require long interviews.
"Some of these companies do hire the
handicapped," D'es Marais said. "But
we don't want them doing it here."
TO LINK the two groups, fair' of-
ficials matched handicapper interests
with employers' jobs. "We've selected
employers with a cross-section of
jobs," Des Marais said, "from
custodian to nuclear physicist."
For John Brown of Canton, the fair
made job hunting much easier. "It
brings a lot of employers together with
people who need special con-
sideration," he said. "We don't have to
go all over town, and I got a few leads
on finding a job."
But handicapper Martha King said
she was unable to accomplish anything
at the fair. "I thought I might be able to
find the right job for me," she said.
"But it wasn't what I hoped it would
SOME OF THE employers at the fair
were also surprised at what they found.
"I haven't talked to as many handicap-
ped people as rehabilitators wanting to
know who could fit in with the cor-
poration," said Kathy Van Buren of
"This is the first time McDonald's
has been to a handicapped career fair,"
Van Buren explained. "It's allowing us
to explore and focus on the handicapped
Van Buren emphasized that han
dicapped people are already working
for McDonald's in several capacities.
"We have people who are hard of.
hearing, visually impaired-and even a
man who only has half an arm. But he is
an excellent architect," she said.
CHICAGO (AP)-Former astronaut
James Lovell predicts a growth in
telecommunication markets over the
next two decades that may rival the ex-
penditures on the Apollo moon
Now a director of the Norh American
Telephone Association, Lovell said in a
recent speech that the explosion in new
equipment and services should add
some $20 billion or more to theucurrent
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'Father' of H-bomb:
nuclear power vital
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ch of people that like to go on hikes in
the wilderness, but don't care if people
Teller said Hayden and Fonda, who
are scheduled to speak in the Univer-
sity's Hill Auditorium next week, "are
proposing social revolution based on
NO ONE HAS ever been injured or
killed as a result of radiation from a
commercial reactor, Teller stressed,
adding that-the low levels emitted from
the plants are not unlike levels of
radiation from the sun and other
"My body does not know whether the
irradiation domes from a reactor or
cosmic rays," said the Hungarian
native. After a pause, he added, "The
press knows the difference. Jane Fonda
knows the difference."
He said the Three Mile incident
showed the tolerance of reactors to ac-
cidents, but also demonstrated the need
for more highly-trainedc: reactor
TELLER SAID that nuclear energy is
best suited for high-volume electricity
production while solar energy is more
adaptable to use near the site where the
sun's rays are collected. Coal
gassification is another promising
alternative to oil, Teller said, but said
he stressed this and other proposals will
not necessarily be able to produce
onergy on a large scale in the im-
Teller said even further into the
future - perhaps 50 years - pure
nuclear fusion may become a viable
energy source. He explained that reac-
tors today split rather than fuse atoms,
and this process leads to- the ac-
cumulation of radioactive waste. Anti-
nuclear activists have cited the
problem'of disposing of such material
as a prime reason for closing reactors.
But Teller claimed that by removing
some highly radioactive plutonium
from the waste for reprocessing, and
burying the remainder deep un-
derground in "geologically stable
areas" the problem will be effectively
He said the waste disposal technique
does not have any significant
technological problems, but does cause
"emotional and psychological" dif-
ficulties with many people.
THE ENTIRE energy controversy
has dire consequences not only for the
United States, but for the under-
developed nations as well, Teller said.
He said he sees nuclear power as a
critical part of an energy program that
would make oil more available to
developing nations that need the easily-
used fuel to spur development.
"Without oil, the developing coun-
tries will not develop," Teller said. He
said the danger of what he claimed
would be an extremely unlikely nuclear
catastrophe is less than the alternative
risk of not exploiting nuclear energy.
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