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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Thursday, March 24, 1977

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Trony suit says
TU coerced tenants

Mayoral

candidates clash

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(Continued from Page 1)
TU HAS NOW obtained an at-
torney who will represent it in
further court action.
The suit, which names TU
members Downs, Steve Downs,
Kim Keller, Kathy Goodman
and Robert Miller as defend-
ants, was revived by Trony own-
er, Anthony Hoffman.}
It stems from a TU-organized1
rent strike to protest what some
tenants considered inadequate
maintenance and security mea-
sures.,
THE DISGRUNTLED tenants
later signed a contract with Tro-I
ny which expired December 31,

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1976. A second rent strike fol- - - - -- , U
lowed. Recently, however, resi-
dents have appeared on the By JULIE ROVNER
verge 6f signing another con- The three candidates for mayor in the April 4 city election
tract with Trony. clashed again last night, this time on the most explosive issue
Trony charges that TU action of this year's political season - the city's mass transit.
has resulted in a breakdown of Incumbent Democrat Albert Wheeler, Republican Council mem-
bsiness relations with its ten- ber Louis Belcher,, and Socialist Human Rights Party (SHRP)
ants and a loss of reputation in candidate Diana Slaughter reiterated their previous stands on
the community.E
The one million dollars in mass transit at a forum sponsored by the Ann Arbor Transit Au-
damages includes $250 000 in ac- thority (AATA) Citizens Advisory Committee.
tual damages and $750,000, clas- ALL THREE candidates continued to favor a more fixed route
sified as punitive and exem-. bus system, one of their few agreements during the evening, as
plary, as well as court costs and well as the need to promote ridership.
attorney fees. TU lists its cur- "The main goal of AATA is to move as many people as pos-
rent assets at $700. sible around the city with the money we have," Belcher said.
"I CAN IN NO way follow his "Right now, it's costing us $1.85 per passenger per trip."
(Hoffman's) reasoning," Downs AATA charges 25 cents per trip on city bus lines.
said. "One of the things he ; THE DIAL-A-RIDE system, often criticized for its inefficien-
asked for is that we be prevent- cies, was a major source of conflict between the candidates.
ed from ever talking to his ten-
ants. Our defense will probably " Dial-A-Ride is insufficient in many ways," Wheeler said,
have something to do with the ~ ~ - --~-
first amendment."
Trony is also suing two ten- Dwv-bHd9- " d'7 N rbd.,,' 4-h

ge wider use
n not ready to scrap the whole program. What we need is
out how to use the vans more efficiently and effectively to
e the system as a whole."
:her, who also held firm to his original stand, blasted the
system, claiming too. many people were "turned off' by in-
to get through on Dial-A-Ride's often congested phone
s well as by the amount of time it takes to travel short
es on the mini-buses.
)THER MAJOR area of disagreement between the candi-
oncerned the make-up of the AATA board.
.e membership (on the board) doesn't reflect the com-
AATA employes have no representation on the board and
imunity is forced to take a back seat on the bus. We must
tore elderly, poor, and young people on the board, since
ake up the bulk of the ridership and we must get rid of all
essionals" Slaughter said.
eeler disagreed sharply with her. claiming that while more
ntation by the community would be desirable, some pro-
is were needed on the board to provide technical advice.
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from the parking lot and drive-'
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(Continued from Page 1)
Actress Katherine Grayson
has already agreed to play a
part, but much of the rest of
the cast will be local Ann Arbor
talent, and the film will be shot
here and around the county in

in his hotel room. "That's why I
actors and actresses command
such high salaries. It's not:
something you can do in five
minutes."
But five minutes was about all;
the time seven young women

especially those who hadn't gone
through their naves yet -- were

Last night's tryouts probably
w nt a . ri tl ;..

June. had yesterday
"What we try to do is get their aptitude f
girls who have the physica film, entitled"
characteristics of the person," DOWn to Sleep
Martin says emphatically. MARTIN AN
MARTIN TALKS fast and bois- - the manager
terously, stopping every few has been actin
minutes to lay down a platitude scout for Mart
about "the movie business" or ' the women from
to roar with laughter at a mis- restaurant, the
cue, which he is often prone National Bank,
to call "a great bit, a really I "We're looking
great bit." being natural,"
"This is not easy work," he The process
boomed at last night's audition seemed to be

to demonstrate
or a role in thet
Now I Lay Me,

D[ Bill Marzonie
of the Inn, who
ng as personnel
in - recruited
1 the Sandalwood
Huron Valley
and elsewhere.
for the art of
Martin said.
of the audition
that six of the

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.*. 1 ..-a avwoni I appear in te film under
becoming frazzled. any name, though. "I don't even
"SOME GIRLS go to Holly- know why I did it," confessed
wood and sit in drugstores," one. "He was a real prick,"
mused another of the tryouts, said another of Martin. "He
discovered by Martin in the was up in the bar snapping his
Sandalwood. "I just go down fingers and acting like he was
to the Ann Arbor Inn to visit the big shot movie producer."
my friends." A third passed judgment even
Also on hand for the festivi- before the group was ushered
ties was Herb Smith, city man- into the producer's suite,
ager of Ypsilanti and a detec- "What's a nice girl like me do
tive on the Collins case. Smith ing in a place like this?" she
is the film's "technical advisor," asked.
and will also have a part in it.
His off-the-cuff casting meth-
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budding stars would sit and fid-
get while a seventh tried to
act out the line "-Oh, it's you.
Well, what happened to your
motorcycle?" ,
There are only so many ways
to inflect the word "motorcy-
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sion most of the candidates -
Democrat
of winU

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to taxes.
SMINAID IS A free-lance pho-
tographer who just recently
joined the Libertarian Party.
Going after the independent vo-
ters in the ward, he says his
-goals lie in pursuing civil lib-
erties: "I'm concerned with the
essentials of my own freedom
which I feel my government
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Although Hanks believes that
Minaid will take more votes
from Bell than from her cam-f
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h Oa fuller accounting of missing
S hopE3?fui Americans, and made three ad-
ditional recommendations.
" F ifThey are that the United
States consider additional ma-
terial assistance for Vietnam to
aid their search for American
at all. Bell feels the Human remains, send a U. S. represen-
Rights Party had little influ- tative mtHaissing an offer
ence with its campaigns, and technical advice and assistance
he doesn't see why Minaid would1 for defusing unexploded Ameri-
make any more of an impres- can bombs.r
snon.. Carter and. Leonard Wood-
The question in this ward is cock,rchairman of the commis-
basically whether Hanks has a sion, said yesterday:
large enough base and is charis- -Because of an error, the re-
matic enough to draw voters to mains of one of the 12 bodies
the polls. If she pulls off a win, the commission brought back
it would be a severe blow to ; from Vietnam belonged to a
the Republican party in Ann Vietnamese. Those remains are
Arbor. , being returned to Vietnam.
BELL, WAGING a strong cam- -The commission believes the
paign, admits that he enjoys rest of the 2,546 American ser-
the heat of a campaign as much vicemen and civilians still miss-
as sitting on council. He asserts ing in Vietnam and Laos are
that he has been in touch with dead and that none are being
more voters than Hanks, but has held against their will.
refrained from declaring him- -The Vietnamese held back
self "very confident" as he did the remains of and information
two -years ago. about at least two Americans,
including a retired CIA official,
He attributes his lack of coun- until late on the last day of the
cil input to Belcher's overshad- commission's visit - but the
owing presence in the chambers commission believes it will soon
as part of Republican strategy. receive the remains.
High court upholds
Miranda decision
(Continued from Page 1) ,the girl's body. He led officers
POLICE OFFICERS promised to the body during the trip.
the attorney that Williams
would not be questioned during The court's majority' opinion,
woul no be uesione duingWritten by Justice Potter Stew-
a car ride back to Des Moines. wrtte sys tpice ottier' Sew-
During that trip a detective en- art, says the police officer's sue-
gaged Williams in a conversa- cessful but illegal questioning
tion that the detectives later resulted in evidence that should
conceded was aimed at estab- not have been allowed during
lishing his guilt and discovering Williams' trial.
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