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Eighty-Three Years of Editorial Freedom
Vol. LXXX IV,No. 107 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, February 7, 1974 Ten Cents
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Flak for Big Mac
An ad hoc citizens' committee will join with the Rain-
bow People's Party today for an on-location protest of
the MacDonald's restaurant slated for .construction at
Maynard and Liberty Sts., presently the site of 70-year-
old Nickels House. The protest will include an as-yet
undetermined form of demonstration by the notorious
"All That Meat and No Potatoes" floats .from last fall's
Ozone Homecoming Parade. The protest organizers
are seeking to gain a "no" vote from City Council on the
proposed construction.
Exxon hassled
Clapping and speech-making by nine students inter=
rupted the first 20 minutes of a slide presentation by Ex-
xon research scientist J. Jarp yesterday in the East
Engineering Bldg. "We are not stopping people from
finding out what you have to say," one of the students
boomed from the back of the room. "We are here to en-
courage people to fipd out for themselves what Exxon is
really doing". The protesters, who identified themselves
as affiliates of the protest earlier in the day, launched
repeated charges at Exxon and big business in general
and then filed out of the room. Jarp then continued with
his slide presentation on "Operations Research at Ex-
xon: Trends and Challenges" to the remaining 25 people.
"
Escapees sought
County and state police are still pursuing the two
men who escaped from the Ypsilanti State Center for
Forensic Psychiatry Tuesday afternoon. The police have
no further information on the whereabouts of the alleged
rapist and murderer or how the pair managed the
escape, but patrol cars have been alerted and the
routine search continues, officials said yesterday.
Happenings .. .
... are plentiful. The Black Pre-lawyers Association is
sponsoring a session with Dean Donald Raitt of the
University of Toledo law school. Raitt is seeking black
applicants and will be in the Union's Michigan Room
at 4 p.m. . . . the Socialist Workers Party is holding a
press conference at 10 a.m., Rm. 2209 in the Union, to
announce a slate of socialist candidates for state offices
... or you can tune your radio dial to WUOM for astro-
biologist Carl Sagan's lecture which he delivered at Hill
yesterday afternoon . . . for a change of pace, there's
the annual Kiwanis sale beginning at 10 a.m. . . . then
at 3 p.m. in Aud. 3, MLB, Future Worlds speaker Mar-
shall Sahlins presents "The Symbolic Constitution of
Production" . . . at 4 p.m. psychology Prof. Harold
Stevenson will discuss "The Education of Young Chil-
dren in China" at a seminar for all Project Community
volunteers in the Child Care Program in the Schorling
Aud., Education Bldg... . at 6 p.m. "Women in the Reel
World" will be shown in Aud. E-170, P-A Bldg as part
of the festival of women filmmakers . . . and finally,
the Graduate Employe Organization - Organization of
Teaching^ Fellows is holding a mass meeting in the
Union Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. to finalize their demands.
"Mercy killer" cleared
A Mineola, N.Y., jury has found Dr. Vincent Monte-
marano innocent of murder in the death of a patient that
authorities had initially said was a "mercy killing,"
Montemarano was charged in the 1972 death of Eugene
Bauer, a terminally ill cancer patient at the Nassau
County Medical Center. The 34-year-old physician was
accused of injecting potassium chloride in the pa-
tient's arm. "We took only one vote, and it was unani-
mous for acquittal," a juror said later.
Dope note
A crippled Milwaukee man has been charged with
using his hollowed out crutches to store drugs. Sylvester
Giden, 43, who said he had been partially paralyzed for
several years following a stabbing accident, was charged
with possession of heroin and marijuana. Police said
they found 14 tinfoil packets containing 7.5 grams of
heroin in one crutch and a bag containing 1.8 grams of
marijuana in the other.
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Dangerous chemical used
Seventy tons or more of a chemical vegetation-killer, so
dangerous that it was banned in Vietnam, has been
dumped into a Florida river to kill water hyacinths, says
the Rodale Press. The chemical, 2,4-D, suspected of caus-

ing birth defects in animal and man, was used by the
U. S. Corps of Engineers without the Environmental Pro-
tection Agency's approval.
Sacrilege of Buddha"
Six teenagers from the American school in Singapore
pleaded guilty when they appeared in court in Sukhothai,
Thailand yesterday on sacrilege charges. The six were
arrested last week after some of them were found
climbing up a giant Buddha image in Sukhothai Pro-
vince while others took photographs. Thailand's pre-
dominantly Buddhist population regards touching the
head of a Buddha image with any part of the human
body as religious sacrilege.
On the inside . .
. Sports page swings in with a profile by Leba
Hertz on Michigan gymnast Jean Gagnon . . the Edi-
torial page hosts an article by Ted Hartzell on the fa-
mine in the Sub-Saharan region in Africa . . . and on the
Arts page, a feature on poetess Erica Jong.

By JACK KROST
First of two parts
The. North . Maple Park housing
project fits into its surroundings
about as well as Alice Cooper at
a faculty tea.
Driving past the project on Ma-
ple Road, one is most impressed
with the vast difference between
the clusters of public housing units
and the surrounding middle class
neighborhoods.
A closer look only substantiates
that indelible first impression.
Set in modern architectural de-
sign, but shabby and deteriorated
in appearance,-North Maple Park's
0 single-family dwellings sit on
a lot that-has no grass or trees. In-
stead there are gravel driveways,

faded brown shingling on the
houses, and no proper rain drain-
age system:
MAPLE ROAD'S four lanes
serve to isolate the project from
an adjacent middle class neigh-
borhood, and insures a lack of
community interaction between the
racially and culturally differing
residents.
Dexter Road, to the south sepa-
rates North Maple Park from the
Maple Village Mall shopping cen-
ter, and a large recreational field
on the west side of the project sets
it apart from other middle-class
housing areas.
The project's isolation takes par-
tial responsibility for some dis-
turbing and perhaps insoluable so-

lagues
cial problems at North Maple
Park. Project residents are "so-
cially stigmatized", according to
some observers.
Lately, there have been increas-
ing numbers of alleged muggings,
purse-snatchings, and other inci-
dents in the area.

housing

project

ing projects as part of a city low-
income public housing program.
Of the nine sites, however,
North Maple Park is generally
considered to have{the most prob-
lems. This may arise from the fact
that it is the largest of the pro-
jects, that many of the others are

Since most of the project's peo-
ple lack sufficient finances to pay
for maintenance- and ,home im-
provements, they must rely on the
City Housing Commission's main-
tenance department. However
there are only five permanent em-
ployes on the Commission's main-
tenance team, and they are respon-
sible for all of Ann Arbor's public
housing.
As a result, button holing one of
the maintenance men for improve-
ments can be difficult. "They have
been promising to fix my jammed-
up door for the last six months,"
testified one of the project ten-
ants, who requested that she not
be identified.
THE NORTH Maple project was

originally billed by its architec-
tural designers as an attempt at
integration, according to city Hous-
ing Commissioner Racine Garrett.
The idea of scattered sites - or a
number of low-income housing pro-
jects scattered among several dif-
ferent middle-class neighborhoods
-was considered innovative at the
time, according to Garrett. ;
But a resident of one of the
neighborhoods adjacent to North
Maple Park, Polly Helmke, as-
sessed the current situation when
she spoke to the City Council on
December 10.
SAYS HELMKE,."Many of us in
our community place a high value
on living in a good integrated com-
See PROBLEMS, Page 9

And for these problems, vari-
ous city residents and officials of-
fer contradictory explanations, so-
lutions, and social philosophies.
NORTH MAPLE Park was built
in 1969 along with eight other hous-

reserved for senior citizens. North
Maple Park houses younger fami-
lies.
North Maple Park residents can
attest to the poor physical condi-
tion of their home.

OVERWHELMING VOTE

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caii seek-
Nixon'S
testimony
By AP and Reuter
WASHINGTON,-
The House of Renresentatives,
with an overwhelming 410 to
4 vote, armed its judiciary
committee yesterday w i t h
broad powers under which
even President Nixon can be
summoned to testify and
hand over documents bearing
on its impeachment inquiry.
Taking solemn note that
only once before in the na-
tion's history has such a reso-
lution been acted on, the
House adopted it as a neces-
sary step to meet its consti-
tutional duty in impeach-
ment cases.
"Whatever we learn," said Rep.
Peter Rodino (D-N.J.), chairman
of the Judiciary Committee, "what-
ever we conclude, the manner in
which we proceed is of historic
importance - to the country, to
the presidency, to the House, to
our constitutional system and to
future generations."
THE OVERWHELMING vote for
the resolution opened a new stage
in the impeachment investigation,
which has been going on since last
fall.
Rodino said the new power giv-
en to the committee will enable it
to gain "full and complete access
to any persons, information, or
things in the custody or under con-
trol of any agency, officer, or em-
ploye of the government of the
United States, including the Presi-
dent."
Rodino turned aside all ques-
tions about what he intended to
seek in the way of evidence and
when he would go after it, saying
those were questions under con-
sideration by the Judiciary Com-
mittee and its special impeach-
ment staff.
THE SUBPOENA resolution also
includes authority for the commit-
tee to compel answers to written
questions and to take depositions
from witnesses.
Although strongly in support of
See HOUSE, Page 2

Daily Photo by PAULINE LUBENS
Miles to go . .
An unidentified student takes on yesterday's driving wind and
snow. More of the same is expected for today, with temperatures
plunging to I degrees or worse, but it probably won't slow this
fellow down.
Nixon announces hee
willendVage-rice
liiain yApri'l

AP Photo
INDEPENDENT TRUCKERS on strike in Accident, Md., block a main highway yesterday in the west-
ern end of the state. The blockade at Accident has been in effect since Jan. 31, and has effectively cut
off most supplies from the town.
STRIKE CAUSES LAYOFFS:
rucker V1lence soarS

By The Associated Press
The week-old independent truck-
ers' strike struck deeper blows at
the nation's economy yesterday as
violence on the highways escalated
and efforts by government to stop
the walkout continued to fail.
New 1 a y o f f s were reported,
bringing to more than 100,000 the
number of workers idled by the
shutdown over fuel prices and
freight rates.
IN WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania
Gov. Milton Shapp warned last
night that state authorities might
not be able to control the spread-
ing violence and asked to meet
with President Nixon at once.
It was learned a few minutes
later, however, that Nixon had no
plans to meet with Shapp, who said

in a message telephoned to the
White House that the strike -could
"be solved easily and quickly to-
night" if only he could meet with
Nixon. Nixon's energy-labor expert,
W. J. Usery askea to see Shapp
last night.
Reports of violence continued
last night. Texas police said a
trucker had been hospitalized with
a gun wound in theleg.
LAWMEN IN several states es-
corted convoys carrying criti.;al
supplies of gasoline and food;
shoppers in populous areas like
the Northeast were warned they
will have a tough time finding beef
and produce by the first of the
week.
Govs. Daniel Walker of Iinois
and Otis Bowen of Indiana acti-

vated National Guard units late
yesterday, bringing to seven the
number of states using guardsmen
in an effort to keep the peace.
In addition to pending food short-
ages, workers continued to face
unemployment. L a y o f f s hit the
auto and mining industries yes-
terday.
There was no major indication
that a break in the strike was
near.
PLANELOADS of beef were en
route to several cities in the
Northeast, but the price for it was
skyrocketing.
The American M e a t Institute
said the89 cent-per-poundprice
being paid for dressed, carcass
beef could be the highest ever, and
it warned there will be little or
no beef to buy if the shutdown
continues much longer.
Police in Ohio reported more
than 300 arrests since the strike
began, and in Pennsylvania roving
bands of Teamsters clashed in fist
fights with striking independents.
Authorities in at least 10 states
reported shootings in the past 24
hours, incuuding one death, the
second of the strike.
In Washington, representatives
of the strikers sent back to the
White House their demands that
fuel prices be rolled back and
freight rates upped, and Labor
Secretary Peter Brennan described

WASHINGTON OP) - The Nixon
administration told Congress yes-
terday it hopes to end its two-and-
a-half year program of wage and
price controls on April 30, except
in the health and petroleum in-
dustries.
But Treasury Secretary George
Shultz said controls could be con-
tinued over additional industries.
"We have a slight reserve wheth-
er we might not put in an added
industry or two," he told the sub-
committee on production and stab-
ilization of the Senate Banking
Committee.
He also said that although the
administration intends to continue
its process of gradual decontrol of
the economy before April 30, "we
may not be able to make it."

The present legislative authority
for wage and price controls ex-
pires on April 30, and the subcom-
mittee is holding hearings on
whether the authority should be
extended past that date.
Shultz said that at the present
time the administration favors con-
tinuing mandatory controls over
only the health industry past April
30 and until there is action on the
administration's national health in-
surance program.
Congress already has granted
separate authority to continue con-
trols over the petroleum industry
until 1975.
After hearing the administra-
tion's proposed anti-inflation policy
after April 30, Sen. William Prox-
See WAGE, Page 2

rExorcist': Movie that
send 'm to johns
By STEPHEN SELBST
The Exorcist, the movie that's been sending the Western world to
the toilet, came to Briarwood yesterday. When the screen had dimmed,
the hospital boxscore was one victim out cold, two lost lunches and
nearly a dozen other viewers headed for the parking lot before the film
wr)s over.
The crowd filed in bravely enough. Pat Bailey wasn't afraid. "I

Housing Policy Committee blasts
VP Johnson in authority dispute

By ANDREA LILLY
The University Housing Policy
Committee (HPC) yesterday cen-
sured Vice-President for Student
Services Henry Johnson for calling
their committee a strictly advisory
body.
Contending that Johnson violated
a regental bylaw by limiting HPC
to an advisory function, the 12-

be responsible for any problems
arising from the lease.
Johnson, however, sent a memo
to Housing Director John Feld-
kamp on Dec. 19 stating, "The
Housing Policy Committee is the
advisor body to the housing direc-
tor and thus does not have the
authority to supercede powers dele-
gated to that director by the Re-

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