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Saturdoy, Februory 26, 977


Page Five

Saturday, February 26, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Five


Parking lot repair bill dies
as Council Dems. unite

Young, Democratic
Committee reject
Jordan ower bid





tax cut

After months tof battling, it
looked as if City Council was
finally ready to pass a plan
for financing repairs to the
city's parking 'structures and
lots. But Thursday night, Coun-
cil Democrats made a united
effort to defeat the plan - and
The nrooosal would have

beenfinanced through a combi-
nation of parking rate hikes (40
per cent) and a special assess-
ment of property in the down-
town, State St. and South Uni-
versity business areas (60 per
cent). Council Democrats, how-:
ever, are convinced the repairs
can be paid for without any4
special assessment tax whatso-

member Wendell Allen - to
reject the proposal.
Kenworthy says he switched
his vote because of Council's
earlier decision to cut two ad-
ditional parking structures from
the scheme. Area merchants
had been promised new parking
facilities as a sweetener for
financing repairs to the exist-
ing structures.
It would simply have been
unfair to go ahead with any
kind of an assessment without
the new structures," said Ken-
worthy, "and we're pretty sure
we can finance the pairs with
just a moderate increase."
Republican Council mem-
bers were incensed at the de-
feat, and vowed to keep bring-
ing the proposal back until it
can be passed.


meant repairs for 11 of the Council member Jamie Ken-
city's parking facilities, and worthy (D-Fourth Ward), who
would have cost some $1.7 mil- was a member of the committee
lion. It was the final remnant that made, the original $5.5 re-
of an original proposal pre- commendation, has supported
sented last November which the parking plan since last
called for two new parking summer in the face of criticism
structures and would have cost from his fellow Democrats.
$5.5 million. But Thursday he joined with
them against the Republicans
THE PLAN WOULD have -who were missing First Ward

Democratic Executive Commit-
tee shot down a plan yester-
day which would have put
presidential aide Hamilton Jor-
dan in charge of party reor-
The plan would have createdi
a reorganization committee
headed by Jordan. That com-
mittee would have been re-
sponsible for "making all de-
cisions which relate to the
DNC's goals, programs and the
policies and timing under which
changes are to be implement-
The executive committee
agreed to a staff study aimed
at reorganizing the Democratic
National Committee's oper-
ations. Recommendations, how-
ever, will go directly to the
executive committee for final
decisions instead of through the
Jordan committee.

LANSING-Betting that state
revenues next year will outstrip
special committee be 'ex- , Gov. William Milliken's projec-
punged" from the plan. tions, Sen. Patrick McCollough
ALSO "EXPUNGED" by vir- has come out in favor of al
scheduled reduction in the stateI
tue of being on the same page personal income tax.
,was, a study committee which That stand puts the DearbornI
includes President Carter's son Democrat in direct conflict with
Chip. However, Curtis said later
the study would proceed and be Milliken, whom McCullough
conducted by the staff. hopes to challenge in the 1978
The reorganization pld gubernatorial election.
for the national tompani MILLIKEN'S 1977-78 budget
similar to the reorganization proposal is based on a con-
Carter is seeking to implement tinuance of the personal icome
in the federal government, tax at its 4.6 per cent rate.
The tax is scheduled to drop
The presentation made to to 4.4 per cent on July 1, but
the executive committeeuisai legislation has been introduced
to cancel that reduction.

THE LEGISLATURE raised ernor's position is to place an
the income tax rate from 3.9 unfair tax burden on-individual
to 4.6 per cent nearly two years taxpayers and some businesses
ago to make up for revenues while letting other businesses
lost through a voter-approved off lightly," he said.
repeal of the sales tax on food He said. the Senate Fiscal
and drugs. Agency and University of Mich-
That tax hike carried a pro- igan economist Harold Shapiro
vision lowering the tax rate to both have estimated state rave
4.4 per cent this year-apparent- nues next year will be substan-
ly an effort to make the tax tially higher than Milliken's pro-
increase more palatable to law- jections.
makers. In addition, the income tax
Legislation canceling the tax hike now is raising more money
break probably will not come than the sales tax would have
up for action in the Senate Fi- brought in, he said - $32
nance Committee he chairs, Mc- million more this year and $44
Collough said, addiifg that he million the next,
has the support of the four oth- GERALD MILLER, Milliken's
er Finance Committee mem-'top budget aide, told McCol-
hers. # lough's committee Thursday


Picketing: Are the strikers
crossing over legal lines.


(Continued from Page 1)
ing docks of dormitories or cam-
pus buildings walk in slow
sometimes very slow - circles
on the public sidewalk or the
University - owned driveways.
When a, truck approaches, they
very gradually move out of the
way, slowing the vehicle down'
AFSCME has set forth several
guidelines for their picketers: j
-They are to "politely" in-'
form drivers that they are on
strike and ask them not to crossa
the line.
Moscow V
kill sat
By AP, UPI and Reuter
MOSCOW - Flames last
night raged through the upper
floors of the 6,000-bed Rossiya
Hotel - reputedly the world's
largest - leaving at least six
people dead and 12 seriously
injured, rescue workers report-'
The blaze apparently engulfed
between 100 and 200. rooms of
the 11-story hotel, and rescue
workers feared that many more
guests trapped inside had per-;

-No vandalism against Uni- ervisors' rights to cross the CRT saId reorganizntnh
versity property. lines. committee had only been intend-
-No fighting on the line of' ACCORDING to a Detroit at- ed to screen staff work and
any kind, for or against any- torney who specializes in labor prepare recommendations to
one. The discipline of the line is relations, "What (picketers) the national committee but con-
to be maintained regardless of have a right to do and what they ceded the wording of the pro-
provocation. ; get away with are two differ- gram plan indicated much
-No alcoholic beverages on ent things . . . The employer greater authority.
the line. has a right to get into his build-
But hassles arise. Picketers ing. On the other hand, the pick- "I did not come here to be a'
say police are shoving them eters have a right - freedom ofi wall decoration,'" said Detroit
around; police say the picketers speech and all - to be on that Mayor and party vice-chair-
are shoving, too. AFSCME says public sidewalk." man Coleman Young in com-
the Constitution provides for its When it comes to the matter plaining of the plan's wording.
right to picket, but police have; of slowing trucks down but final- Several members of the exec-I
been instructed to protect sup- ly letting them through, no one utive committee complained
; seems to have any answers. that the proposed Jordan com-
Police Chief Walter Krasny mittee included only two mem-
'sad astni h ht oie r hers of the party's national
oadvised to use their own discre- committee other than Curtis.
tion in judging whether picket-
ers are completely blocking YOUNG also objected to
trucks. something referred to in the
KRASNY put it like this: "If presentation as "the Carter-
vot're in frontof a doorway and Curtis Management Style,"
I want to get through, and you and said it should be up to the
Some of the injured were move back and forth in front of national committee to run itsl
carried out of the building on me and finally let me thro'igh, own affairs rather than have
stretchers by firefighters wear- that's one thing. But if you phys- them directed from a staff
ing heavy padded uniforms and ically move and stand across heavily larded with ex-Carter
oxygen masks. Many who fled the doorway and block me com- campaign workers.
left behind their belongings, pletely. then I'd say you're in
passports and other documents. viyation.,,"I believe in a strong staff,"
The flames were brought un- Krasny said the police inter- Young said, "but I didn't come
der control after more than vention comes when picketers here to be directed by a staff."
Hotel guest Samuel Hensley "get cheek-to-cheek, hip-to-hin, As other members around the
of Altus, Oka., said, "They and refuse to move.' He ck-1meetig table echoed agree-
were loading people onto am- nowledeed that some police, ment, Curtis suggested and the
bulances on one side of the ho- nrtii'larly at East Quad, have committee concurred that the
tel T saw fnur people whn I stened in at such times and , ,
tel.k'- - I awfurneLe hoIl nire. [fa5%.rfringktI.U to, the .;

I (lid not come
here to be a wall de-
-Detroit Mayor
Coleman Young
assure that the DNC organiza-
tion is operated on a sound fis-
cal basis and adequately ad-
dresses and fulfills the require-
ments placed upon it by the new
D e m o c r a t i c adminis-
tration, House, Senate and the
state and local organizations
which it serves."
would have included Senate Ma-
jority Leader Robert Byrd and
House Majority Leader James
Wright. However, the Democra-
tic congressional leadership
still is represented on the exec-
utive committee.
Jordan was Carter's cam-
paign manager in last year's
'presidential election. He is now
a top White House aide with
the title of assistant to the

McCollough said yesterday he
based his position on shortfalls
in business tax revenues-which
he described as a "broken prom-
ise" that the Single Business
Tax would raise as much reve-
nue as the taxes it replaced-
and on independent revenue pro-
jections much higher than Mil-
"Let's stop promising the peo-
ple tax breaks and then chang-
ing our minds as the deadline'
approaches," he said at a news

McCOLLOUGH said he was
told by Milliken's budget aides
that they do not intend to try
to recover $105 million in busi-
ness tax losses this year and
the last - amounting to what
he described as a tax break
for some businessmen.
"The net effect of tne gov-

that he hopes the higher reve-
nue estimates are, correct, but
said he doesn't believe they
He also said higher revenue
from the income tax is a short-
term effect. In the long runt, it.
will equal revenues from the re-
pealed sales tax.
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know were injured. A couple used billy clubs to move Wicket-
FLAMES leaped out of brok- of them had their faces wrap- erg ot of the way of trucks. he
en windows -on the top five ped in bandages. There were said that ot videotape of such'
floors of the north side of the ambulances going off in all di- mcidents. "We do see some ah
hotel. A Russian guest who es- rections." hins (by nolice with billy !Iuhsl
caped said he saw the people -- ---
fall from sheets roped together -^ --_______-______
as they tried to clamber down r
the outside of the building.
As hundreds of firemen bat- MEDIATRICS presents
tIed the flames, police threw a
cordon around the blazing
building near the Kremlin and:
Red Square and a fleet of am-
bulances ferried away victims.
The fire broke out at about T N E V SO
9 p.m. near the top of the 12-
story building packed with for- Sunday, Feb. 27
eign businessmen, tourists and
Russians, and quickly spread to '-
the lower floors, exploding huge 7-8: 30-1
glass windows and filling Red
Square, a block away, with
heavy smoke. Natural Science Auditorium
THE SOVIET news agency
Tass later said it was started
by "technical trouble" in the ? $1.25
elevator motors of the hotel-
a giant glass-sided block 225
yards square that dwarfs sev-
eral delicately designed Rus-
sian churches in its vicinity.
Cloyce Palmer, a business -ANN AIUCi [ELM CC=CU
man from Fairfield, Iowa, *i ii*************..**********
stood outside the hotel in Mos-
cow's 30-degree weather and Tonight in the Modern Languages Building
described how a Soviet fireman Saturday, Feb. 26
hammered on his door and then
led him through dense choking WOMEN IN LOVE
smoke down five flights of (Ken Russell, 1970) 7 & 9:30-MLB 3
stairs to safety. An encyclopedia of filmmaking technique and a masterful adap-
"If it hadn't been for that fire tation of the D. H. Lawrence novel. Glenda Jackson won an
department, honest to God I'd Academy Award for Best Actress. "It is difficult to recall another
be dead," Palmer said, film that so successfully recreated the past with a depth that
West German and British brings to life every album snapshot we have seen of the time."
tourists also were staying at the --Judith Crist. Alan Kates, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden.
hotel when the blaze broke TWENTIETH CENTURY
out. (Hnwn.. Hnwie z 101A I7 !w IA kA~fl A
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Wed., Mar. 2
7:30 p.m. in the--
Angela Davis Lounge
Thurs., Mar. 3
7:30 p.m. in the
Snack Bar
Mon., Mar. 21--
7:30 p.m. in the
Assembly Hall G
for information
Coll Doug, 761-1058
or ICC office, 662-4414
Just as Marion Brando stole the show in THE GODFATHER, Robert
De Niro as the eyoung Vito Corleone takes the spotlight away from
Al Pacino's Michael in the second installment of the family saga. Tak-
ing place, before and after the action of the first fim, this cross-
generational sweep is photographed diaphanously and the acting is
profound. Also starring Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton and Lee Stasberg.
Don't miss the Cuba Caper..
7:00 & 9:05 Admission $1.50
A Tribute to LUCH INO VISCONTI 1974
Burt Lancaster stars as a reclusive art history professor living in Rome.
From the director of DEATH IN VENICE and THE DAMNED, this

"IT SPREAD so quickly you
couldn't believe it," a West
German businessman said.
"I'm afraid some people did
not get out.
"I knew I had to run through
the s"toke to get out. I called to
other people to follow me but
no one did. The fire was going
so terribly, terribly fast it just
jumped from one room to an-
other," the German said.
AT THE height of the blaze,
hundreds of guests fled into
the winter night and othersj
trapped by the flames scream-
ed for help in various lan-
"I saw two peoole who
jumned from the third floor' in-
to the streethbut it was too
dark to see what happened to
them," said Italian businessman

1owaro alwK sY34 &(T10:3U--MLB 4
The great John Barrymnore plays an egomaniacal producer modelled
after David Belasco, with Carole Lombard as his protegee (Mildred
Plotka renamed Lily Garland). The supporting cast of this wise-
cracking farce about theatrical personalities includes some of
Hollywood's finest character actors-Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns,
Edgar Kennedy, Edward Gargan, and Herman Bing. One of the
best movie writing teams, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, did
the screenplay. "The director. Howard Hawks, represents the
American commercial film at its best-fast, unpretentious, enter-
taining, with a sophisticated and 'hardboiled' attitude toward sex
and money."--Pauline Kael.
(Howard Hawks, 1952) 8:45 ONLY--MLB 4
A monkey owned by research chemist Cary Grant accidentally
concocts the elixir of youth, alloving Grant and company to throw
their age to the winds. An admirably scripted, uproariously funny
comey by veteran Hawks illustrates the theme-more than the fear
of old age is the univerasi desire to evade the responsibilities
imposed by maturity. Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe. ". , . a pro-
found, beautiful and disquieting film developing from its basic
premises with a marvelously organic logic: there are no irrele-
vancies and the outrageous slapstick is an essential part of the
scheme."-Robin Wood.
Admission: $1.25 single feature
$2.00 double feature
Sunday, Feb. 27 in MLS



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