P6e 2-Saturday, Octer 15, 1977-The Michigan Daily
State Court gives go ahead
on halted city housing project
Ad the huti n
'in mushroom country
By GREGG KRUPA
A State Court of Appeals ruling has wiped out a tem-
,porary ban on the construction of a housing development
n 'the city and ordered that new alternatives be con-
sidered to ease the amount of pollution dumped into the
A panel of three judges earlier this week said the tem-
porary ban, ordered by Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Robert Fink last March, was "laudable" but "ill-
THEY ORDERED FINK to hold hearings within 40
days on alternatives to a construction ban.
The ban had been placed on the construction of the so-
called Hessee development on the city's southwest side.
Fink had ordered the ban in response to a lawsuit filed by
the Lawton Homeowners Association.
Ronald Morgan, counsel for the Lawton homeowners,
- aid he was disappointed in the Appeals Court ruling
.4+because it ignores what I believe to be very valid argu-
ments that we formulated on behalf of the homeowners."
- THE HOMEOWNERS CLAIM they were told by the
cty, when they bought their homes in the Lansdowne sub-
division, that only single family residential dwellings
would be built on the surrounding land.
The Hessee development is a 660-unit apartment
complex that will be located near S. Seventh Street and
the I-94 expressway.
In order to block construction of the Hessee develop-
ment, the homeowners claimed in 1973 that it should not
be built because of the overload of sewage entering the
Huron River through the city's Wastewater Treatment
JUDGE FINK AGREED with the residents and or-
( ered a ban on all construction in the city because of the
heavy pollution entering the Huron. The ban on all con-
struction lasted for about four weeks, before the Appellate
Court lifted the total ban last May, and told the home-
owners to confine their suit to the Hessee development.
*The effects of Fink's original ban were devastating.
Unemployment in Ann Arbor's construction industries
ran as high as 20 per cent in March and April. The con-
struction of 26 major buildings, worth $40 million to the
construction industry, was halted.
Officials representing the area's construction indus-
try were pleased when Fink's total ban was lifted in May,
and Richard Brunvand, secretary of the Washtenaw Con-
tractors Association, said the industry was "very encour-
aged" by the more recent Appeals Court ruling.
"We feel the action is consistent with what we had felt
all along," said Brunvand, "and that the Circuit Court's
ban was too harsh under the circumstances."
Brunvand said the industry had proven itself re-
sponsive to the sewage problem "by setting up a system of
quotas to make sure the plant will not be overloaded, and
by lobbying for bond revenue and other money for the new
A new treatment plant, which will be built adjacent to
the old facility on Dixboro Road, is scheduled for comple-
tion in 1979 or 1980. The new facility will ease the strain on
the present overburdened facility.
BUT BECAUSE OF Wednesday's ruling, the city may
have to take some interim action to curb the heavy con-
centration of pollution being dumped into the river.
The Court's opinion specifically mentioned sugges-
tions offered by the Ecology Center of Ann Arbor, saying
they deserved close study.
The center entered the controversy after Fink or-
dered the ban on construction, saying much of the
pollution problem could be eliminated without the ban.
ONE STEP THE ecology group proposed involved
reconstruction of the foundations of city homes to channel
storm water into storm sewers. Presently the storm run-
off is channeled through the sanitary sewer system. The
center conducted a study which shows that 20 to 40 per
cent of the sewage problem could be alleviated if the
drainage corrections were built on 940 homes.
City employes in the Public Works Department and
the City Administrator's office, though, say the storm
sewer connections would be too costly as an interim step.
A city study based on 23,500 homes indicated the total cost
of the sewer alteration would be $45 million.
By DENNIS SABO
"Be careful of the poison ivy," Jerry
Kukor warned the mushroom hunters
as they snooped about in the wooded
area. "We're standing in it right now."
There were a few sudden squeals as the
group quickly moved their search to.
more comfortable surroundings.
Kukor, a Botany graduate student,
was helping supervise a mushroom
hunt yesterday afternoon that was
arranged by the University's Inter-
national Center. A group of about 30
students and friends scurried about in
the University-owned Stinchfield
Woods in Dexter trying to find edible
KUKOR SAID there are "tens of
thousands" of different mushroom
FOLLOW THAT ROAD
WASHINGTON (AP)-More people
travel between cities on roads than any
other way, say The Road Information
Cars and buses account for 88 per
cent of all intercity passenger travel,
airplanes 11 per cent, and rail and
waterways about 1 per cent, says
The volume of research at the
University during 1975-76 reached $74
varieties and it is hard to determine
which ones are edible.
"You need to know what you're
doing," Kukor said. "If you want to go
mushroom hunting, you should go with
someone who knows about mushrooms.
This is the best way for an interested
amateur to learn."$
Kukor said most mushroom hunters
do their searching in the spring and
"THE BEST TIME to hunt for
mushrooms in Michigan is in the fall,"
Kukor said. "That is when there's the
greatest abundance of them because of
the autumn rains-plus there is a
greater diversity of them."
Kukor said many different types of
mushrooms can be found in Ann Arbor,
including the puff, honey, and the
blewit mushrooms, which are the more
popular ones among connoisseurs of the
One popular mushroom that cannot
be found in this state is the
halluciniagenic or "magic" mushroom.
Kukor said these mushrooms grow in
the northwestern section of the country
and in southern Florida. The variety
can also be found on the University of
Washington campus, and according to
Kukor, "all the students know about
KUKOR EXPLAINED that edible
mushrooms can be found almost
anywhere in Ann Arbor. He said the
fungus only needs some moisture and
shade to grow as large as 18 inches in
diameter. Kukor admits he oc-
casionally "raids" a person's lawn of
their mushrooms as he jogs in the early
"You can go to a meadow, a plan-
tation, or along a roadside to find
(them)," Kukor said. "You can even
find them in city parks.'
Kukor said there were "hundreds" of
different ways to cook mushrooms and
some special cookbooks are available
for the "true" mushroom lover.
"IF YOU WANT to taste them,"
Kukor said, "saturate them in butter
with a little salt and pepper." You can
also slice them, dip them in eggs and in
breadcrumbs, before cooking them in
Kukor warned that the best way to
test mushrooms for edibility is to sam-
ple each one separately. In case there is
a stomach reaction, the victim will
know which mushrooms not to eat.
Kukor said the University offers ex-
tension courses in the spring and fall to
help persons learn about mushrooms.
The University Arboretum is happy
to analyze the mushroom pickers' fin-
dings, Kukor added, and usually
"people come in with basket fulls" to
make sure their mushrooms are, edible.
Minimum wage hike probably as
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Reformed Church
502 E. Huron-663-9376 1236 Washtenaw Ct.
0. Carroll Arnold, Minister Itev. Don Postema, Pastor
Ronald E. Cary, Minister 10 a.m.-Morning Worship-"God's
Worship-10 a.m.; Bible Study-11 Will and Our Lives."
a.m. 6 p.m.-Evening Worship - "God's
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7:45 p.m. * * *w
WASHINGTON (AP) - House and
Senate conferees agreed yesterday to
raise the nation's minimum wage to
$3.35 an hour by 1981 from the current
The current minimum would go to
$2.65 an hour Jan. 1, 1978.
LABOR DEPARTMENT officials
said three million workers now earn the
minimum wage. This number would in-
crease to nearly five million workers
once the wage floor reaches $3.35 an
hour, they said.
The wage would increase a total of
$1.05 over the next four years: going to
$2.65 an hour in January, $2.90 in 1979,
$3.10 in 1980 and $3.35.in 1981.r
The House-Senate negotiators ended
up only a nickel below the Carter .ad-
ministration's goal of a $3.40 hourly
minimum in 1981.
THE COMPROMISE reached by
House-Senate negotiators now goes
back to both the House and the Senate
for final approval.
The House had voted to increase the
minimum to $2.65 in January, $2.85 in
1979 and $3.05 in 1980. But it had
defeated a key priority of organized
labor and the Carter administration-to
enact an indexing system that would
automatically increase future
minimums at the rate of 53 per cent of
the average salary of blue collar
workers each year.
Before the Senate took up the bill, the
Carter administration worked out a
compromise with Sen. Harrison
Williams (D-N.J.), chairman of the
Senate Humlan Resources Committee,
to drop the indexing provision but to
add a fourth year to the minimum wage
THE BIGGEST fight between the
House and Senate conferees concerned
exempting small businesses from the
Currently, businesses that record
$250,000 or less in gross sales annually
are exempt from the act.
The House had voted to double that
exemption, making it $500,000. The
Senate had wanted to raise the exem-
ption only to $325,000.
UNDER THE compromise, the
exemption would rise in July 1978 to
$275,000, in July 1980 to $325,000 and to
$362,500 by Dec. 31, 1981.
Labor Department officials
estimated that between 800,000 and
850,000 workers would be exempt from
the minimum wage by 1982 as a result
of that exemption.
Another controversy concerned toe
lower minimum wage that employers
now pay tipped workers.
CURRENTLY, businesses are
required to pay tipped employes only 50
per cent of the minimum wage with the
expectation that the employes will
make up the difference in tips.
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Dr. Donald B. Strobe
The Rev. Fred B. Maitland
The Rev. E. Jack Lemon
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Church School at 9:00 and 11:00.
Adult Enrichment at 10:00.
W. Thomas Shomaker,
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Sunday Bible Study at 9:15 a.m.
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4:00 p.m .-Undergraduate Fellow-
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1001 E. Huron
Calvin Malefyt, Alan Rice, Ministers
10 a.m.-Morning Service.
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Worship Service-10:30 a.m.
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Hijackers hold 85 hostage
pending action by W
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)
-Four hijackers of a West German
jetliner threatened to blow up the plane
with more than 85 hostages, including
11 beauty queens, unless their demand
for ransom and the release of
"comrades" were met by Sunday.
The terrorists, two Arabic-speaking
men and two women said to be armed
with pistols and hand grenades, issued
an ultimatum yesterday addressed to
the West German government deman-
ding $15 million in ransom and freedom'
for prisoners in West Germany and
Turkey, officials said.
A TEXT OF the ultimatum delivered
to the French news agency AFP in
Paris set a deadline of 4 a.m. EDT Sun-
The hijackers made known their
demands after ordering their comman-
deered Lufthansa jetliner to this Per-
sian Gulf sheikdom after fuel stops at
Rome. Cyprus and Bahrain.
The German government promptly
dispatched Hans-Juergen Wischnewski
of Chancellor Helmut Schmidt's office
to Dubai to negotiate with the
hijackers. The government also set up
a "crisis staff" in Bonn.
A GERMAN plane reportedly
carrying crack antiterrorist comman-
dos landed at Dubai, the official United
Arab Emirates News Agency reported.
The plane , 't Germany Thursday
shortly after th,- Lufthansa jetliner was
commandeered over the French
Riviera, but missed the hijacked
Boeing 737 at its stop on Cyprus. A.Bonn
spokesperson said the antiterror unit
would only intervene if asked to by the
The hijackers' ultimatum said Sch-
midt would have to get Vietnam,
Somalia and Marxist South Yemen to
grant asylum to the freed prisoners.
carrying 87 passengers-including the
hijackers-and a five-member crew,
was seized Thursday after it left the
Spanish island of Majorca on a
scheduled flight to Frankfurt.
UPON LANDING at Dubai, the
hijackers again demanded fuel. But
Defense Minister Sheik Mohammed bin
Rashid al-Maktoum said the demand
would be met, "only aftertheymade
He asked the hijackers to release the
women, children and ailing hostages.
There were reportedly 31 women and
seven children aboard, and officials
said three persons, including an
American woman, were sick.
Neither the passengers mnor their
ailments were named, but at one point
the hijackers requested an insulin in-
jection for a diabetic passenger.
MOST OF THE passengers were
believed to be West Germans returning
from Mojorca resorts.
While refusing to refuel the jet,
authorities in Dubai continued
negotiations with the hijackers and sent
food aboard the plane, which was
ringed by armed troops on a sunbaked
The daughter of one of the beauty
queens told a Frankfurt newspaper that
her mother won a trip to the island after
competing in a contest during a visit
there last summer. The girl said eight
of the contest winners were West Ger-
mans but she did not know the
nationalities of the others.
Cornelia Brod, 16, of Limburg, told
the newspaper Frankfurter Run-
dschau, that her mother, 36-year-old
Jutta Brod, won a beauty pageant spon-
sored by a discotheque. It was. one of a
several such contests run by clubs on
the resort island, she said.
Evoluti on continues-
chimp heart saves, man
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)
- A South African man who received
the heart of a chimpanzee in a "pig-
gyback" transplant operation per-
formed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard
was reported in good condition
yesterday at Groote Schuur Hospital.
"The patient is conscious, he is
talking to- the nursing staff. He is
doing just fine," a hospital spokes-
IN THE four-hour operation, Bar-
nard and his surgery team placed the
monkey's heart next to the patient's
failing heart to help it pump blood
through his circulatory system.
The patient has not been identified,
but he is believed to be about 60 years
cessful human heart transplant in
1967. In 1974, he accomplished anoth-
er medical first when he implanted a
second human heart into a 58-year-
old man, the first use of the piggy-
The donor animal for Thursday's
operation was a 10-year-old chimpan-
zee, one of two supplied to Groote
Shuur by a primate center in
Rijswijck, the Netherlands, last Aug-
Barnard also has imported two
chimps from the United States at a
cost of $1,700 each.
The first attempted animal heart
transplant into ahuman being took
place in 1964 when Dr. James Hardy
of the University of Mississippi