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Thursday,'Mar h 4, 1976 I

Page Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, March 4, '1976

Poor Massachusetts showing House shopping? Care


spells Bayh's departure

and caution a necessity

(Continued from Page1
Florida's Democratic
dential primary, testing
son against Alabama
George Wallace and
Georgia Gov. Jimmy Ca
who had a short flight a
runner but ran fourth in1
crusetts - is next on the
place itinerary. The Pr
and his conservative GO
lenger face their next
contest in Florida, Mar
But Udall is not camp
there. So for now, his ca
arena will be the reforn
valent of the smoke-filled
trying to broaden his ba
old-line party stalwarts
and black leaders.
HE DENIED that his
tion to the court-ordered
of school children for ra
tegration, a bitter issuei
ton, was a significant fa
his good showing. "I n
made a busing speech,'
son said. "I responded t
That wasn't quite the

1) "I'm against busing," he said in tion," he said. "Their names
presi- a speech in Boston's Haymarket are Jakson, Carter and Udall." By ANDREA LILLY apartment to find out what.
Jack- 'Square last Saturday. There was With rent strikes clouding the utilities are paid by the ten-
Gov. no questioner to prompt t h a t. HOWEVER, a source close to city's housing scene and apart- ant. Ask the present tenant
former or the newspaper advertise- Bayh, raised doubt that the In- ments being whipped up day what the average monthly bill
rter - ments in which he had taken the diana senator was prepared to after day in a tight housing is for utilities.
s front- same position. throw in with Udall, a fellow market, it is increasingly vital Flaws in the physical aspect
Massa- Jackson and Carter also iden- liberal. I to check all aspects of that of the apartment or house
polling tified themselves in Massachu- The Arizona congressman said dream pad before penning your should also be noted. WatchI
esident setts as foes of busing, less stri- that Carter, who looked invinc- signature on the formidable for code violations. Some com-
P chal- dently than did Wallace, but ible to many Democrats one lease. mon ones are:
all-out nonetheless clearly. week ago, is "extremely vinci- The Ann Arbor Tenants Union * Hallways that are not ade-
ch 9. ble," with Jackson now the (TU) and Legal Aid have files quately lit or clean.
aigning IN SOUTH Boston, cockpit of frontrunner. full of horror stories from peo- 0 Bathrooms that do not
mpaign the busing controversy, Wallace He said liberals "can't af- ple who were ripped off by have either a window or a me-
n equi- rolled up a huge plurality. In ford the luxury of having sev- landlords after signing leases chanical ventilating system.
I room, the two South Boston wards, eral candidates and dividing for dwellings which were either In
se with Wallace got 5,666 votes, or 64 our resources among them." not up to Housing Code stand- Inadequate heating.
labor per cent, a total that amount- ards or were not maintained by 0 Insect, rodent or pest prob-
ed to 4.6 per cent of his state- UDALL, who stopped off in the landlord. lems.
wide vote. New York, said he would make 0 An unkempt building or
opposi- Jackson ran strong in o t h e r a maximum effort i the April ONE OF THE. most import- surrounding yard
busing working class neighborhoods, 6 primary there. ant things to do when apart-. 10Leakage in walls or ceil-
cial in- and in industrial cities like Lo- To do it, he'll need an assist ment or house hunting is to in- ings.
in Bos- well, Fall River and Worcester. from Bayh. Under the complex vestigate the landlord. The most Arvil Patton, a city Depart-
ctor in Udall obviously hoped that a N York primatr system, ca efficient way to accomplish this, ment of Building and Safety1
l e ve r tdidates field slates of delegates
e v e r Bayh withdrawal would include by congressional district. But is to talk to the present ten- Engineering housing inspector,
Jack- an endorsement of his candi- the nmes on the balot ar ant. Some questions you should suggests that new tenants ask
ques- dacy. "There are only t h r e e those of the would-be delegatesask are: the landlord for a Certificate of
ony(toe ftewud-edlgteakae
people this morning who have not the residential candidates. * How quickly does the land Occupancy and Compliance be-
case. a serious shot at the nomina Bayh could decide to scale lord respond to maintenance fore signing the lease.
down his campaign and continue problems?
at least until the New York pri- How high is the quality of THI S D O CU MEN T
mary. the landlord's repair work? states that the place has been
* i i -.. t_.L . ..7.tn ni' . .. 1..'~.. L . . ...

prove that the landlord receiv-
ed it should a court case arise.
IF POSSIBLE, ask your land-
lord for a University lease. This
contract was originated by the
Off-Campus Housing Office this
year and is generally free of il-
legal clauses. It is used by
about half of the area's land-
If you are confused and find
questionable areas in the lease,
ask the landlord for a cop-y to
take home before you sign it.
Take this to either the TU or
Legal Aid. They'll answer ques-
tions and point out illegal
PIRGIM and the TU have
drawn up a long list of com-
mon and easily identifiable
lease illegalities. They state
that it is important for the ten-
ant not to become intimidated
by the lease as many of the il-
legal clauses will not stand up
in court. However, it is im-
portant to be aware of them.


What Do YOU Want?
GEO is already at the bargaining table. What we
will be bargaining for depends on YOU. At this
coming membership meeting, economic and educa-
tional demands will be settled upon by those present
and sent to the table almost immediately. YOU
should be at this meeting: it's your union, and your
Take your fate into your own hands. The questions
* What tuition rate will we bargain for?
# How much do we want to increase the base
* What benefits shall be extended to GSA's below
* Shall we bargain for a teacher traing program
for TA's?.
# How much say do TA's want on curriculum and
# What restraints do we want to put on class size?
# Shall we bargain to protect GSA fractions by
guaranteeing preparation time, grading time, etc.?
* Shall stewards and officers of GEO be given paid
compensation in the form of (small) fractional
Membership Meeting
8 p.m.-Rackham Amph.


Does hie or she provide certfed as uvable by a build-
service for emergencies that big inspector. If the landlord
occur outside of normal busi- cannot produce the certificate,
P rimr y ness hours? be suspicious and check it out.
0 Does the landlord fulfill Prospective tenants should
the lease clauses regarding fur- visit a new apartment more
res niture, painting and mainte- than once. Make a list of all
l nance? maintenance problems and
" Does the landlord respect sign an agreement with the
Here are the final, unofficial the tenants' privacy by either landlord stating that these nrob-
figures from Tuesday's presiden- knocking or calling before en- lems will be remedied. Each
tial primary in Massachusetts: tering the apartment? party should have a copy of this
DEMOCRATS When visiting the present agreement.
tenant, ask about the pet situa- In dealing with the landlord,
Jackson 162,567 23 per cent tion, if you plan to have one. it is best to state all problems
Udall 129,040 18 per cent If the lease contains a no-pet in a letter that were not taken
Wallace 122,177 17 per cent clause, find out how the pres- care of after a phone call. The
Carter 101,866 14 per cent ent tenant handled the situa- tenant should keep a copy of
Harris 55,426 & per cent tion. this letter and send the letter
Shriver 53,379 7 per cent Often a landlord will rent an by certified mail. This will,
apartment which uses an atticI - -
Bayh 35,442 5 per cent or basement as bedroom space.
McCormack 24,903 4 per cent These areas usually are not S teS
Shapp 21,618 3 per cent legal sleeping space, which a ir
REPUBLICANS could result in problems later.

CLAUSES stating that the ten-
ant must waive the right to a
jury trial and pay all court,
costs, should court action be-'
come necessary, are among the
most common lease illegalities.
Beware of other illegalities
such as clauses stating that the
tenant must pay rent whether
or not the landlord fulfills ob-
ligations to maintain or repair
the dwelling.
Any clauses which say that
a tenant cannot withhold rent to
force the landlord to renair the
nremises is clearly illegal un-
der Michigan law.
Thev further suggest that in
spite of illegal clauses it is best
to sign the lease anyway. LaterI
the tenant can check with Lealm
Aid about problems that might
-s college


Daily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
A man stares out the Derby Bar's window at passing idlers.
The tavern is part of 'The Block', a city hub for hustling,
gambling and other illegal activity.
The Block:Haven
for city's destitute

(Continued from Page 1)
mosphere clings to The Derby,
located next door to the Salva-
tion Army's Red Shield store.
The bar's clientele include
both families and destitutes.
Within 10 minutes of walking
into the bar someone will often
slide up and, just above the
juke-box blare, hoarsly whis-
per, "Hey, are you nice for the
evening? You want to buy some
ALTHOUGH THE black mar-
ket salespersons are aware that
"The people making the big
money are white and rich,"
they maintain their self-respect
through style and grace.
"We don't sell no dime bags
down here," says Sam, a street


young woman who
a point of sitting down
strangers says, "No-
going to come over and

Ford 114,042 62 per cent
Reagan 62,951 35 per cent

IT IS important when figuring'
the total monthly cost of an

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funding proposal
(Continued from Page 1) 1 ing was reluctant to join in their
number and size of classes ! enthusiasm.
would be determined in advance

and added to other factors when "FOR YEARS" there have merchant coolly discussing a
figuring the amount of the ap- been groups trying to find a heroin sale. "You can't get
propriation. formula for higher EducationalI nothing less than $20 worth
funding," he said. "They've all down here."-
THE "ADDED cost" bracket run into problems." Money' is a prime concern
is designed to cover the special The wide variety of education-' on The Block, and pocketing
needs of particular institutions. al institutions with differing: mor'e of 'the gxieie stuff' through
"Special grants" would be Aa needs is a real and stubborn -virtually any means is accept-
catch-all category to cover pro- obstacle to such plans, he add- able.
grams and costs the other two ed.

sit down and talk to you unless
they've got business-such as
young women."
"A LOT of people come 'here
(The Derby) just to hang out,"
Fred comments while sipping a
beer.' But hanging out often in-
cludes more than a sip of a
brew 'and a talk with a friend.
While nickel 'and dime card
games are common in the bar,
the real gambling goes on two
doors up the street.
Past the pinball machine,
the pool table and the sandwich
counter is where the action is.
The room looks like any other
backroom in the city, but the
similarity ends there. The small
space is dominated by a crowd-
ed craps table and the sounds
- clicking ivory and the call
of "five and a quarter" - re-
mind one of 'Reno.
' IzV E DPL L A R bills
are strewn around the felt-cov-
ered table. The stakes on any
given toss often' total $25,. which
some 15 men hope to win.
To 'the side of the room is a
stairwell which disappears into
darkness. The passagewaf is a
constant throughfare of activ-
ity with people decending, soon
to return.
The people coming up the
stairs have learned to accept
their lives on The Block. "On
this side of town people don't
get a chance to go to school,"
comments the graying Loren-
zo. A lot of people leave but
they always drift back."
'Ann Street has always been
the same, Ann Street is Ann
Street," Lorenzo states matter-
of-factly. "We want to change
it, but what can you do?"
The names' in this story
hawe been changed. Tomor-
row: A view of The Block
from the outside looking in.



nave missea.
The proposal's
claim it would inc
amount of "real doll
into higher education
{Alpha Sigma
More than'.
Annthpr PLapt

"Some of them are undergrad- "MY COUSIN comes in here
proponents uate institutions; some have pro- to sell stereos and shit," Gale,
rease t h e fessional schools while o t h e r s a young high school drop-out,
lars" going do not," he said. "All of them freely admits. But she is calm-
, but Flem- I are different in their funding ly alert to the harsh methods
needs." sometimes used in transactions
on The Block. "My girlfriend's|
FLEMING WARNED that old man was stabbed here last
state officials should be care- week over four dollars.''
a Ph ful "not to average together w
things which aren't at all com-! Roxane aregardsb TesDerby
t1parable.'' as a place for business be-i
ycause "everybody's got some-
"We want to make very sure caueg,,eibgyo gto
this formula doesn't formulize us hing going on."
lUSt downward," he said. Leroy, a long-time regular at I
the bar, explains why vice is
to veP' HOME BUYING prevalent on the Block: "Most

1111V LI I'sl 1IUU U LJ LV v
920 Baldwin
Triple Leather
Soles on Forepart.
Solid Leather
21/4 Inch Heels.
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- Manufactured home sales'
are expected to increase this I
Institute forecasts sales of
T h e Manufactured Housing
Institute forecasts sales of:
290,700, compared with 214,300
units sold in 1975. A spokesman'
for MHI said the new double-
wide home remains popular. It
'provides about 1,500 square feet.
of living space The averagea
price of a manufactured home,
is less than $20,000, comparedj
$40,000 for the average site-
built home.
Yeast doughs that refrigerate 1
well are usually higher in yeast '
and sugar than standard'
doughs that are baked right 1
after preparing and rising.

people here are trying to sur-
vive. If given the chance, any-
one would hustle."
R E N E E, A young wo-'
man in a matching leather
coat and purse who recently

dropped out of Washtenaw ,
Community College, agreed NITTY NITTANY
that The Block was a center for PROBLEMS
illegal activity. "You can buy UNIVERSITY P A R K, Pa.
anything down here. Drug sales P- Penn State's- football
go on inside, other stuff out- team understandingly forgives
side," she sans' Coach Joe Paterno if he gets
Buying and selling narcotics first names twisted. The team
and stolen goods, although the this season had five brother
apparent mainstays of illegal combinations.
business on Ann St., are not Thev were Sraig and Ron Co-
the only vices sold. Prostitutes ' der, Larry and Paul Suhey,
are usually available while |Rn and S""ft Fitzkee, Doug
cards, craps and the unoffic-' anri Pon Hotetler and Dave
ial 'Daily Double' are played' and Bob Shukri.
throughout the week.

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