Thursday,, October 4, 1573
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, October 4, 1973 THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Page ~everi
AIMID SAWDUST AND BALLOONS
opens though not completed
(Continued from Page 1)
ager, put completion of the mall lined with large white blocks, gave
"within a year." J.C. Penney's will the halls the look of enormous
open on Oct. 31 and Hudson's by padded cells. The blocks are tem-
mid '74. Smaller stores will open porary coverings for incompleted
continuously throughout the year. shops.
But despite its unfinished state, The store fronts were designed
business at Briarwood was brisk. to be inoffensive. Chrome, plastic
"I came because I was curious," and occasionally neon decorated
said Jean Campbell of Dexter. "I the walls and windows. Nothing
didn't come to buy anything, but! was garish, just appropriately mod
I did." without being extreme. Individual
Merchants agreed that business store fronts were as memorable
was good. "People are buying, not: as a Modern Language Bldg. class-
just looking," said a saleswomen room.
in Walden Book. I ooking around The walkways meet at a central
at the group of customers she ask- j point: the grand court. A maze
ed, "How were things at Dalton's, of low walls, cushioned seats, and
fhe other book store? Were they brick staircases led to the court,
crowded?" and its tremendous gushing foun-
THE STORES, long and narrow
in shape, opened onto spacious cov- LITTLE CHILDREN ran about
Nixon defends Just.
Dept. Agnewv probe
the edges of the fountain, holding
colored helium balloons, courtesy
of Sears. Dour-faced old ladies sat
Pieces of modern sculpture -
bright red pipes, a hollowed out
cube, and an enormous red plastic
disc-embelled smaller courts.
Not far from the fountain was
the information booth, staffed by
an information girl wearing a white
shirt and purple skirt. "I adver-
tised for information persons," Sor-
enson said, 'but only women ap-
plied. Besides," she admitted,
we would have had problems with
the uniforms for men."
According to Miller, 4,000 people
will be employed, full and part
time, when Briarwood is com-
pleted. Those already in business
were hard at work.
"THE CARPETS in your house
are different thicknesses," a Sears
vacuum cleaner salesman said to
a customer, "and this machine
will adjust to it." He pushed the
vacuum cleaner back and forth
across the red carpet. At his feet
was the word "hello" spelled out
in dirt and dust upon the carpet.
have a disasterous effect on the
area's ecological balance, they
argued, and further cutback the
already shrinking "green space"
between Detroit and Ann Arbor.
The environmentalists, however,.'
lost and construction began.
The Taubman Co. refuses to re-
lease figureson the cost of the
construction, referring to the mall
as a "multi-million dollar" project.
Mille' boasted that the mall was
the largest industrial landscaping
job in the state. But customers
would never know it by looking
around. The shopping center is
located smack in the middle of a
huge mud field.
THE ROADS leading to Briar-
wood are still under construction.
They are muddy and bumpy. State
St. is still under construction as
the city attempts to widen the road
for the increased traffic.
Miller also claimed that there
was no traffic problem. He said
city police and Briarwood security
guards were handling the cars.
However, it took a good five to
ten minutes to leave the parking
SHOPPER REACTION was gen-
erally favorable. "I think it's some-
thing Ann Arbor needs," said Jan
Thomas of Saline, as she stopped
her son from diving head first into
the fountain. "It's exciting and the
design is terrific."
"It's too big," said a .giggling
teen age shopper. "I don't think
Ann Arbor needs another huge
But, she conceded she would
probably return in the future to do
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(Continued from Page 1) The President said he shares Ag- Aso hard at work lot. Two security guards stood and
said Agnew's response - that he new's concern about the news leaks urswasdSherr esigning plc-lot wodsec ars o t an
wntrgn-"saaloehradsihehdson"nte tures was Sherry Lee Agnello - watched as the cars inched out of
won't resign - " s an altogether and said he had spoken in the Michigan's 1973 contestant in the the 6,872-space parking area on to
proper one" strongest terms" to Atty. Gen El- = 93Ms mrc aet See State Rd
The vice president, Nixon added, liot Richardson, who is investigat- 1973 Miss AMerica pagent. "Steve,
"is elected by all the people. He ing the leaks. -
holds that office in his own right NIXON VOLUNTEERED t h a t "I'm only here for today," she
and the decision as to whether he Richardson had assured him that said. "I have to be in Canada to- RELIABLE
should resign is for him to make." Petersen and his staff were in no night."
way involved in the leaks. Briarwood caused much contro- ABORTION SERVICE
HAVE NEVER asked him to "I have taken this matter up versy when the contractor, the
resign," the President said in re- quite directly with the attorney Taubman Co., first brought the Clinic in Mich.-1 to 24 week
sponser to another question. "I have general," Nixon said. "The attor- proposal before city council in pregnancies terminated by li-
always told him . . . this matter is ney general assures me that his 1971. Environmentalists and the no- censed obstetrician oynecolo-
one fo$r him to decide." investigation . . . indicates that Mr. growth advocates argued such a gist. Quick services will be ar-
He said that Agnew "has deied Petersen has handled this investi- massive complex was merely an
to me privately on three occasions" gation without prejudice in ad- extension of urban sprawl into Ann CALL COLLECT
that he is guilty of the allegations vance and without'. . . engaging Arbor.2
leveled against him. And he said in . . . the totally inexcusable and2
he is "certainly not" doing any inappropriate conduct of leaking THE CENTER and the crush of 24 HOUR SERVICE
contingency planning in the event information on a grand jury inves- traffic it would generate would
Agnew leaves office. tigation."
Nixon then added: The probe, continuing in Balti-
He is entitled to the pre- more, is into allegations that Ag- &-MEDIATRICS Presents
sumption of innocence, which is new accepted bribes and kick-
the right of every American. citi- backs while Baltimore county ex- SPECIAL DOUBLE BILL
zen and I urge all of my fellow ecutive and Maryland governor.
Americans to give him that pre-
sumption of innocence, as I cer-
tainly do . . ." AND
NIXON NOTED that the altlega-D
tions "do not relate in any way to ,' D UKreP
his activities as vice president .U
Then he continued: FRI. and SAT. Not. Sci. Aud.
I would hope that in this I
rather white-hot atmospherewhich9
has developed since the vice-- --
president's case came to public, I ., .-
attention, that he will not be tried * I
and convicted in the press and on4
television by leaks and innuendos i rJ
and the rest." '*°0,wa
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