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Boundaries: Chap. 982
In the next of a growing number of steps towards redistrict-
ing Ann Arbor, City Council will hold an open hearing tomorrow
at 7:30 p.m. on the proposed ward boundary plan-an HRP-Re-
publican effort - and then hold their final (maybe) vote on the
complex boundary issue. Meanwhile, the Human Rights Party
(HRP) is asking constituents to call Democratic council mem-
bers Nelson Meade (D-Third Ward), Bob Faber (D-Second Ward)
and Mayor Robert Harris to urge them to compromise with
HRP so that Republicans don't get control of the city, as seems
likely if the present plan is adopted.
Happenings .. -
Get together at the Ark, 1421 Hill for a Communal Sup-
per at 6 p.m. . . or go to Hillel, down the street at 1429 Hill,
for a deli meal . . . for another thing to spend money on today,
go to the Pottery studio at 4991 Whitmore Lake Road - they're
having a sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m . . . Tomorrow is meeting day.
There's the LSA Faculty meeting at 4 p.m., in Aud. A . . . and
the City Council meeting (see above)) at City Hall at 7:30 p.m.
. . . and a noon Democratic Party Lunch Box Forum at Union
Station in the Union . . . and a 3:30-5:30 p.m. coffee hour for
religious majors and others interested in the Religious Affairs
Office, Rm 3R of the Union . . . and the first meeting of the
Academic Activities Committee, a group formed "to build an
academic atmosphere of serious discussion on campus" at 7:30
p.m. in the UGLI multipurpose room. The first AAC meeting
will have speakers and discussion on "The Problem of Scarcity
of Natural Resources" . . . or if you want a job on North Cam-
pus, go to Baits or Bursley at 7 p.m., to apply for a job on the
Busing: Who pays?
A coalition of citizens groups filed a $46.4 million lawsuit
Friday in the state Court of Appeals, accusing the state of dis-
criminating against Detroit school children by failing to pay
for their bus transportation while financing that of suburban
students. The 1966 law provides state transportation money when
students travel over one-and-one-half miles and across city or
village boundaries. It discriminates, however, against 350,000
Detroit pupils who travel more than one-and-one-half miles but
do not cross boundary lines, they claim. The suit seeks to declare
the 1966 act unconstitutional, and demand state provisions for
future transportation, plus repayment of $46.4 million spent by
Detroit residents to send children to school since the law was
passed six years ago.
Clipping Apollo's wi ngs
Negotiations continued yesterday between Boeing Co. and
dissatisfied workers, whose threatened strike could postpone
Wednesday's Apollo 17 launch. Although the writers and illus-
trators who will strike do not play a vital part in the Apollo
mission, NASA fears a walk-out by technical space workers in
sympathy with the strikers. The strike is scheduled to begin to-
morrow, during the critical final stage of the couitdown, but
NASA has hedged its bets by seeking a court injunction pre-
venting the walk-out. Meanwhile, back at the launch pad, astro-
nauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans stayed
in practice for the mission by flying their personal jets in the
Florida sunshine. NASA said if Apollo 17 is not launched by Dec.
7, the shot would have to be postponed until January at a cost
of at least $2.5 million.
Interior Sec. Roger Morton yesterday stripped supervision of
Indian affairs from the three top men involved and took personal
command over the controversial facet of his department. Since
the six-day occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
last month, internal name-calling and squabbling among BIA
officials has raged, and Morton justified the action, saying "I be-
lieve it is essential to the well-being of the American Indian that
we return our Indian programs to operational effectiveness
without delay." Asked what Asst. Sec. of the Interior Harrison
Loesch, BIA Commissioner Louis Bruce and Dept. BIA Commis-
sioner John Crow will do now, a White House spokesman said
they will continue on the job to advise Morton. Does this mean
they will report to work and wait to be consulted, a reporter
asked. "That's right," said the spokesperson.
On the inside .. .
.r.Willard Miller, assistant professor of philosophy
at the University of Vermont, discusses radical ecology in a
special feature on environmental philosophy, on the Edi-
torial Page . . . Jan Benedetti reviews PTP's production of
"Marigolds," on Arts Page . . . Bob McGinn discusses the
Wolverines' non-pulsating basketball win over Notre Dame,
on Page 9 . . . Page 5 holds a special feature of great
relevance-a Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the job
situation for graduating students.
The weather picture
As is typical of December, we shall have snow: Flur-
ries today, and the real thing tonight. Temperatures will
be in the mid-30's during the day, and as low as 20 tonight.
One could even feel sorry for oneself, but as a public serv-
ice, today informs you that Browning, Montana has just
been hit with a blizzard producing three feet of snow and
temperatures of-about 40 degrees below zero. Count your
blessings, Ann Arborites-all 60 degrees of them.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (--
U.S. negotiator Henry Kissin-
ger got final instructions from
President Nixon yesterday in
a four-hour Florida meeting
before leaving for Paris to
resume peace talks with the
Kissinger is due in the French
capital tonight with the talks set
to begin tomorrow after a nine-day
recess in which both sides have
had a chance to reassess their
White House spokesman Ronald
Ziegler declined to commentton
reports continuing to persist that
the United States might be ready
to sign a separate peace agreement
despite South Vietnam's objections.
Saigon Radio officially suggested
that possibility yesterday.
Meanwhile, the influential Paris
newspaper Le Monde said yester-
day that a ceasefire in Vietnam
could be declared between Dec.
12 and 15.
The independent daily, in a dis-
patch from its Saigon correspon-
dent Jean-Claude Pomonti, said the
South Vietnamese government
seemed to be working on the basis
of' a ceasefire taking effect during
LeMonde said the Saigon govern-
ment is reported to have ordered
the army and the administration
to take all measures necessary to
prepare for the declaration of a
ceasefire from Dec. 12.
Ziegler said it was inappropriate
to talk about the final agreement
when the negotiations on the cease-
fire agreement were under way.
He said the new round of Paris
talks was expected to last several
days and that Kissinger would be
returning to Washington afterwards
to report personally to Nixon.
"There will be further consulta-
tions with the South Vietnamese
after this round of talks, too,"
Ziegler said, "but I can't predict
the course of events after the
He continued to repeat previous
White House statements that Nixon
wants to achieve "a just and last-
ing settlement as rapidly as pos-
Referring to the forthcoming
Paris talks, Ziegler offered the
comment thati"the President is
certain the negotiations will be
( issin er;
ROBERT CHLOPAK, nationwide coordinator for the toy safety
study, holds up a toy during a news conference in Washington
yesterday. Chlopak told the press, "It is an absolute scandal
that toys banned for two years are still being sold to unsuspect-
By CINDY HILL
"It was the most macabre Christmas shopping you've
ever seen," said Joe Tuchinsky, executive director for the
Public Interest Research Group in Michigan (PIRGIM).
In a statewide investigation-part of a 15 state survey-
Tuchinsky and 29 student volunteers turned up 22 toy items
banned as unsafe by the federal Food and Drug Administra-
The state investigation was carried on in Pontiac, Detroit,
Ann Arbor, Lansing and Grand Rapids by students from the
University, Michigan State University, Oakland 'University
__ _ -___ ---- - - --and Grand Valley State Col-
PRESIDENT NIXON and Henry Kissinger take a walk along Biscayne Bay outside the Florida White
House yesterday. Kissinger will be on his way to Paris today for more peace talks with the North
By GORDON ATCHESON
Mackinac Jack's, a bar on Ash-
ley St., was crippled last night as
workers walked off the job at the
height of the weekend rush.
The bar's employes claim the
manager, Mary Bartolomei, had
been fired without notice or reason
by the owner.
Fifteen employes, including bar-
tenders, waiters, and bouncers,
walked out at about 11 p.m. The
more than 200 patrons reportedly
became unruly and demanded
their money refunded.
"The employes were just tired
of being pushed around," said Bar-
tolomei. Added another striker,
"We didn't like the way she was
fired because the same thing could
happen to us."
"The incident is a small man-
agement problem that is being tak-
en care of," declared the owner
Within half an hour after the
walk out, a picket line had been
formed outside the bar, strike-
breaking bartenders had arrived,
The strikers have demanded Bar-
tolomei be reinstated and then giv-
en proper notice of dismissal.
lege. carried out with the same distinc- -1- V ..-. eR "
National results were announced tion that has marked the entire
by Ralph Nader's Public Interest series of negotiations in which Dr.
Research Group in Washington. Kissinger has represented the
The local PIRGIM "raiders" also United States." to b e ,
spotted many toys that did not Kissinger flew to Florida to con-
measure up to governmental stan- fer with Nixon personally for the
dards when they tested them. last time before his departure this KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (P)-
"More violations turned up in morning for Paris from Andrews Henry Kissinger and most other
Ann Arbor area stores than any- Air Force Base near Washington. top assistants to President Nixon
where else in the state," Tuchin- Nixon called for a full report on will stay on the job in the second
skv said. Kissinger's eight hours of talks' term, the White House announced
Not surprisingly, therefore, PIR- since Wednesday with Nguyen Phu yesterday.
GIM has concluded from its re- Duc, the envoy of South Vietnam In addition to Kissinger, assis-
sults that the FDA is "not doing President Nguyen Van Thieu, who tant for national security affairs,
its job" in enforcing the Child Pro- has been demanding withdrawal of those remaining include H. R.
tection and Toy Safety Act of 1969. North Vietnamese troops from his Haldeman, the civilian chief of
Stores listed in the local survey country as part of any settlement. the White House staff; John
that carried the unsafe toys in- The President, himself, met with Ehrlichman, director of the Do-
lude Rink's Bargain City of West Duc for almost three hours in two mestic Council; William Tim-
Stadium Blvd., Woolworth's on S. See PARIS, Page 7 mons, chief White House lobby-
Main, Facts and Fun on S. Main,
Hobby Center in Arborland, K-Mart
on Maple Road, K-Mart in Ypsilan-
ti, and Meijer's Thrifty Acres on B
Carpenter Rd. o n nreuna
PIRGIM workers divided their,
findings into three categories: theaH
inclusion of banned items on may face Harris or
shelves, items that did not measure
up to governmental standards when
tested, and items PIRGIM felt By SUE STEPHENSON De Grieck (HRP-First Ward) and
merited consideration for banning. Will non - returnable beverage Nancy W e c h s I e r (HRP-Second
Tuchinsky cited glass on toys, containers be banned in the city Ward) introduced an ordinance at
straight pins, toys that break eas- of Ann Arbor? the request of the Ecology Center
ily, and small parts capable of Perhaps not, for some Council co ban non-returnable beverage,
being swallowed as the important members - including Mayor Rob- containers in the city.
problems in unsafe items. ert Harris - have doubts about the, Citing the major benefit of ban-
He claims there are presently no 'plan. ning the bottles in terms of "litter
restrictions on toy ovens that may Harris is one of a six-member control," Harris believes t h a t
overheat, no established tests for tri-partisan city council committee "while there is approximately a
flammable toys and no bans on which is "ironing out the differ- 19 per cent reduction in containerj
projectile toys. ences" on such an ordinance. litter on the national level, this
See GROUP, Page 10 On Oct. 2 Council members Jerry might not necessarily be reflected
locally in Ann Arbor."
ist on Capitol Hill and press sec-
retary Ronald Ziegler.
Ziegler told reporters about
four impending resignations, in-
cluding that of Robert Brown,
special assistant and highest
ranking black on the staff who
will return to his public relations
business in North Carolina.
Also departing will be Harry
Dent, special counsel and former
aide to Republican Sen. Strom
Thurmond, who will resume a
law practice in South Carolina.
Special Counsel Charles Colson,
a controversial White House poli-
tical operative, also will be leav-
ing but Ziegler said Nixon has
asked him to remain for 60 days
or longer to assist him in plan-
ning a reorganization of the staff.
Resigning too, is Counselor
Robert Finch who will return to
California where he is expected
to run for governor or senator in
Ziegler said that Donald Rums-
feld, director of the Cost of
Living Council, soon will leave
that post for a -major new
Ie signment." He did not elabor
Others who will remain in
administration, said Ziegler,
o dlude presidential assistant P
)V,-U sltlonFlanigan, Director of -Comm
cations Herbert Klein, Sp(
position =H Ken
Consultant Leonard Garr
Special Counsel John Dean
cate in township islands or on the and Nixon's personal secret
border of the city (where the pro- Rose Mary Woods.
posed ban wouldn't apply); or to Ziegler said three Nixon spe
increase prices (due to a loss in writers-Raymond Price, Pat
volume and increase in costs Buchanan and William Safi
brought on by the proposed ban.) will remain at the White H
Concerning the latter reaction, but added, "their roles will
Harris is "worried most about the' changing somewhat."
shift in pricing." The press secretary decline
The retailer may increase his discuss the status of other
See BOTTLE, Page 10 members.
By GORDON ATCHESON
Two weeks ago City Council passed a resolution
preventing the expansion of Ann Arbor's Munici-
pal Airport. Mayor Robert Harris pronounced,
"The matter of the airport expansion is politically
Some observers, however, aren't quite ready for
a post-mortem. "Ann Arbor residents will have to
fight airport expansion all over again in the near
the airport to pay all debts and have money left
for future expansion."
DeGrieck and Linda Chessler, a leader in the
fight against airport expansion, believe that the
way is still clear for the council to reverse its
Along with the resolution to deny airport expan-
sion, the council authorized the city administration
to apply for a Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) grant for a study of the question of expan-
The reason is that Ann Arborites
can buy non-returnable containers
elsewhere and still litter in Ann
Arbor, says Harris. "Also there's
the possibility that there may be
a gain in roadside litter," Harris
adds since "those persons anti-
social enough to throwncontainers
out the window will continue to do
so no matter what."
Harris divides the "costs" of
banning non-returnable containers
into three categories.
First, he says, "It is possible
that companies such as Canada
Dry and Faygo (which do not man-
ufacture products in returnable
containers) would disappear from
By LAURA BERMAN
Another newspaper has been
added to the ranks of student
publications on campus - this
one with the financial backing of
Student Government Council.
"People's Advocate," a tab-
loid published primarily for and
by black students, will attempt to
i m p r o v e communications be-
tween blacks, according to its
editor Jeanne Fox.
for new black paper
T h e appropriation was not
without opposition, however.
"I am glad I don't have to
vote to assauge my white liberal
conscience," SGC Administrative
Vice - President Curt Steinhauer
- who has no vote - said at the
Executive Vice - President Lou
Glazer disagreed saying, "$1,000
is a cheap price to pay to open
some lines of communication."