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(Continutd from Page Three) of the student radicals circa his vote to favor the proposed
PUBLIC HEARINGS ON the 1960's. site and slipped back into the
problem were carried out like The Briarwood site was op- arms of his party.
nineteenth - century battles. posed by groups and individuals Once again, before the week
Proponents of the Briarwood who felt it would isolate senior was out, Wheeler had vetoed the
site, led by the developer, the citizens, and who were wor- Council action. This time, how-
contractor, and the forces of ried about the lack of grocery ever, there was no compromis-
big labor, were marshalled into and pharmacy facilities in the ing; Wheeler was against the
Council and manipulated like Briarwood area. The major ar- high-rise, and that was that.
troops. Opponents of the site -- gument used against them by The pattern probably will not
old and young, representatives the supporters of the site was change until next spring's Coun-
of civic groups -- acted the part that "nobody has a right to tell cil elections, when the balance
of guerrillas, sniping from be- somebody else what's good or of power shifts once more. By
hind microphone stands at the not good for them." next April there will either be
incessant stream of the build- a Republican mayor leading
ing's supporters. OBVIOUSLY, THIS was the the GOP council majority, or
It was chaotic. For weeks, place for an ideological split there will be'enough Democrats
the Council chambers were fill- between liberals and conserva- on hand to keep the ball on their
ed with furious elderly people tiv to show itself - and it was side of the court. This year's
who disrupted the sessions in a not long in coming. Bertoia, the political situation is far too vol-
fashion somewhat reminiscent renegade Republican, changed atile to continue much longer.
A computer plays cupid
(Continutd from Page Three) I searching for that eternal hap- THE ONLY COUPLE I saw
a computer," I joked lamely to piness. there turned out to be old
the editor, trying to beg off Ha, ha. friends who had just dropped
completing the story. But to no in to hear some music and grab
avail; he ordered me gone, and I DECIDED I had better do a a couple of beers. All the rest
I went. couple of on - the - floor inter- were there alone, searching for
At eight o'clock I found my- views, after all, this was my the match they couldn't find
self in the Union Ballroom ywait- job. through the little green LIST.
ing glumly for that last spark "I went out with three guys," Perhaps you think I am being
of excitement to appear out of one woman told me. "Two were somewhat unfair and critical of
this wholemess. At 8:30 there nice, but one was horrible. His the whole event, but this is truly
were three Ato8:3 there head was lopsided and he had how I found it. To some it was
were three people there, ob- zero energy. He walked like it probably a beautiful and re-
ousoyen . one else had wanted was an effort to move. A real warding experience, though I
to come either, loner type, like he spent all his have serious doubts that a high
But evidently there was little time in a poli-sci book or a percentage of the 1500 who
going on on campus that eve- newspaper." signed up found it so.
ning, because eventually quite a Ignoring the reference to the For my part, I will not sign
crowd was gathered. Or per- newspaper, I pointed out that up for a computer date again.
haps they were there because she was lucky. At least two of As for remembrances - per-
they too had enjoyed no luck her dates had been normal, haps after putting them in print,
on their 'dates', and were which was two more than mine. I will have forgotten.



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