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Page 2--Friday, February 10, 1978-The Michigan Daily

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By PAULINE TOOL
On January 21, a young
was assaulted in the parki
The Four Seas restaurant b
dressed man. When the a
abduction was interrupted
patrons, he slashed at he
knife and fled.
Scared and shaking, she
to the restaurant. A waitr
her a drink and settled he
women's restroom so she c6
down enough to drive ho
police were not called and
attempt to help her was mad
RACHELLE WARREN
the restroom, and seeing t
woman, asked her if she nee
"I was really concerned bee

king lot
E was absolutely shaking," Warren
g woman recalled. "She showed all the signs of
ng lot of hysteria. I asked if she was alright..
)y a well- She said, 'I'll be alright.' I asked
ttempted again, because I was concerned and
by other she was obviously hurt. Her clothes
r with a were ripped up."
"She said, 'This man just attacked
returned me. I don't understand what I did',"
ess gave Warren continued.
er in the After asking if the police had been
buld calm called or if anything had been done,
me. The Warren was told the management
no other had given the woman two drinks and
le. brought her coat to cover her.
Warren contacted the Sheriff's De-
entered partment.

assaults threaten

women

such a situation does not arise again.
"My position is that it's a horrendous
problem. Something should be done,
should be done right and not hyster-
ically," she said.
I contacted the Washtenaw Crises
Center and was told 'it's common
practice' for restaurants to treat the
situation like that."
THE DAILY conducted a spot
check of local restaurants, asking if
there was an estaplished policy for
dealing with victims assaulted upon
leaving the restaurant.
THERE IS NO set policy. Many
business managers or owners have
never considered the problem. Treat-
ment is left to the discretion of the
individuals working when an assault
occurs.

Louise Pietsch, of Mr. Flood's
Party, recalled an incident of a
woman being attacked by two men
outside the front door. Pietsch pulled
the woman inside, locked the door,
then called the police.
"It's an individual decision," she
said. "You don't even think about
what's good for business. It's a life
and death situation."
"MOST OF THE places I've
worked are reputable places, where
things like that (an assault) wouldn't
happen," said Clint Anderson, man-
ager of the Lord Fox.
After considering the problem,
Dan Merke, owner of the Cracked
Crab concluded, "That's none of our
affair. It concerns the city of Ann
Arbor. I wouldn't ignore something if
I looked through the window. It's

difficult enough to be responsible for
things on the premises, let alone
something on the street," he said.
David Scully, of the Ann Arbor
Chamber of Commerce Hospitality
Department, expressed doubt local
businesses have established policies
for dealing with an assault situation.
"Some hotels may have policies in
their operations manuals. As a
general rule, we haven't done any-
thing to implement the proper proce-
dure."
SCULLY MENTIONED the possi-
bility of holding a seminar for local
bpsiness people and setting up a
general policy for dealing with
assault cases.
"We (the Chamber of Commerce)
could be interested in holding a
seminar on the issue; a series at a

central spot, easily available to the
community with qualified speakers
to discuss the problem. We could
develop a program to deal with this.
We should be willing to talk about it.
We'd take it very seriously," he
stated.
"Most people would feel they have
a responsibility for their guests and
for the general public. As a general
rule we are concerned with issues
and social problems."
"I was so sickened and angry that
these kind of things happened - that
she was treated that way," Warren
said.
"The restaurant management
could have gotten on the phone and
called right away. As it was, she was
all set to drive herself home -
sh4ing from head to toe and after
two drinks:"

he young
ded help.
cause she

WARREN explained her actions
and her subsequent concern that

HOMEWORK
GETTING
YOU DOWN?
TAKE A BREAK
READ THE DAILY!

Councilman quits for mayorship

(Continued from Page 1)
BELCHER DOES not feel that his
four years were wasted, though. "I'm
very proud of the fact that we've cut
down city employment. It was 1299
when I came on board and now it's 1050.
I think we've restructured the ad-
ministrative overhead that I thought
was top-heavy when I came in.
I'm happy that we've been able to
beef up our inspection code, and also
that we've been able to put more money
in the budget for code inspection. We've
also put a lot of money into our fire
department which needed upgrading -
horribly.
While he freely admits to being more
liberal than he was four years ago,
Belcher still tows the Republican line
SANSSOUCl
large furnished 1 and 2 bed-
room apartments available for
fall occupancy
Located across from U of M stadium
Bus Service every 15 minutes from
Hoover St. to State St.
call 995,3955
visit resident manager at
apartment K-i

on such issues as transportation and
use of Federal Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
"I'M DAMN critical and I'm going to
continue to be critical of AATA.
Nothing gets me more upset then to
have someone say that the panacea of
our problems is going to be mass tran-
sit." Belcher said. "It's only going to be
mass transit when you have a system
that will operate and that people will
trust.
"There's a great misconception that
CDBG is only for social services. But
the fact is that they're HUD, not HEW
grants. Ann Arbor is one of only two
cities (the other is Madison, Wisc.) in
the whole country that spends the
amount of money they spend out of
their physical development funds for
services," he said.
"I think we still can give money to
daycare centers, but it has to be spent

responsibly. Just because you run a
daycare center doesn't mean that
you're the apple pie motherhood and
flag of 1950. We're going to question it,
and you better have a damn tight ship
PYRAMIDS PLANNED
NEW YORK (AP) - Pyramid-
shape recording studios will be built
in Malibu, Calif., it has been an-
nounced here.
The reason is a belief that to
achieve the best recorded sound, no
two opposite walls should be the
same.
The new studio will consist of a
giant pyramid with three smaller
pyramids inside, each a recording
studio measuring 2,500 feet. Interior
wall construction will alternate fiber-
glass squares with flat surfaces, each
16 inches square.
The announcement was made by
Roy Cicala, president of the Record
Plant here.

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SYSTEMS PROGRAMMERS
Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., a rapidly growing Ann
Arbor firm, involved in the development, production and marketing
of high technology computer products and services for manufactur-
ing applications, is looking for Systems Programmers to work on
the following projects:
-PASCAL COMPILER
- Mini-Computer Operating Systems
- Interactive Graphic Design System
- Data Base Management System
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, programming ex-
perience and CCS 573, CCS 575, CCS 476 or equivalent. Those
qualified and interested in a challenging growth-oriented oppor-
tunity should sign up for Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1978. Interviews
at the Career Planning and Placement Ctr.
Manufacturing Data Systems Inc.
4251 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
An Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F

or you're not going to get that money."
FOR NOW, though, Belcher has his
sights set on nothing any further away
than city hall. "I love politics, but I
wouldn't like to do it full-time because
then I wouldn't have time to do all the
other things I like to do. I couldn't think
of more drudgery than being a
Congressman in Washington, constan-
tly running for office every 24 months
and being one of 435 people," he said,
"You go in and you fight every week
and sometimes you get lost. I guess,
when I look back, even though there are
a lot of things I'd like to do yet, I'm
pretty satisfied with all the things
we've done."
The
Peace
Corps is
a li've and
well and
Waiting
for you.
All your life you've
wanted to do something im-
portant for the world. Now a
lot of the world needs you to
do it. We need volunteers with
skills and all kinds of practical
knowledge. Call toll free:
800-424-8580. Peae
Corps
" A Public Service of
This Newspaper &
rhe Advertising Council

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