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May 18, 1979 - Image 6

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Page 6-Friday, May 18, 1979-The Michigan Daily
By ADRIENNE LYONS landlord-tenant agreements, and this "reflects a growing trend toward purity
Legislation which will allow measure is a further needed step in that in landlord-tenant relations. Public
Michigan tenants to earn five per cent direction," said Plawecki. support will provide input into the bill."
interest an their security deposits, was Plawecki aide Kathy Ludt said, The bill was assigned to the Senate
introduced yesterday in the Michigan "Legislation was stopped in the past." State and Veterans' Affairs Committee
d e si state Senate. Ludt said much of the opposition to past chaired by Sen. Michael O'Brien (D-
0 The new bill, introduced by Sen. bills came from landlords, and she ex- Detroit).
1 David Plawecki, (D-Dearborn Heights) pects opposition to come from that cor-
also contains a clause requiring lan- ner now.
b il in dlords to return security deposits to "Landlords have been entitled to the a a
prospective tenants within 24 hours, if free use of an enormous amount of k a
the tenant does not assume possession money which they can invest and profit
of the rental unit. from," said Plawocki. "It's only fair c ritici ed y
"Over the past few years, the that tenants be assured of some return
legislature has been attempting to on their money as well."
establish a greater amount of equity in LUDT SAID the bill's introduction or
of, icals for
poor' quote
" " " " LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sen. S. I.
Hayakawa (R-Calif.), was sharply
criticized yesterday by some California
officials after he said the poor don't
*" *need gasoline because they don't have
"I am shocked," Mayor Tom Bradley
said of Hayakawa's statement Wed-
nesday. "I find it incredible that
statement was made by a responsible
public official."
SEN. ALAN Cranston, (D-Calif.), the
Senate majority whip, said in a
telephone interview from Washington.
"I find it hard to believe that $2 or $3
per gallon for gas would be of no
significance to the poor. Many people
need cars to look for jobs, while others
need them to drive to the low-paying
jobs they hold."
The president of the Japanese
American Citizens League, a national
organization headquartered in San
Francisco, called -Hayakawa "insen-
The California Republican reiterated
in a statement yesterday that he sup-
ports the elimination of gas ceiling
prices, which he predicted would result
in $2 to $3 per gallon gasoline prices
that could discourage the poor from
filling up.
"I HAVE BEEN accused of being in-
different to the poor because I said the
poor don't need gasoline," he said.
"The genuinely poor don't need it
because most of them can't afford to
own a car. Many do not have jobs, and
few of the unemployed poor drive to
TWO work. They are a very small part of the
THE YEARS IN gasoline problem-in California
AEKING."The comfortably rich will continue
PRESENTED to be able to buy gasoline even if it con-
$ CO ST OFtinues to go up to $5 a gallon,"
',000 00Hayakawa said.
Tom Hayden, a political activist and
head of the Santa Monica-based Cam-
paign for Economic Democracy, said
Hayakawa's statement shows he is
"hopelessly out of touch with the way of
life in California. He reminds me of
Marie Antoinette when she told the
rebellious French to eat cake."
Starring RICHARD HATCH - DIRK BENEDICT and LRNE GREENE as Adam -'Written by GLEN A. LARSON CLIFFORD UYEDA, president of the
Directed by RICHARD A. OLLA - Produced by JOHN DYKSTRA and LESLIE STEVENS - Executive Producer GLEN A. LARSON Japanese-American Citizens League,
aORIGINAL iOON5TRACA ON NCR REC5AiS AD TAPES statements to his arguments against a
PG campaign to win compensation for
Japanese-Americans who lost property
MON-TUE.-THU R.-FR I. 7:30 and 9:40 wilewhile they were interred in World War
SAT.-SUN.-WED. 1:30-4:30-7:30-9:40 II relocation camps. Hayakawa
argued, among other things, that the
detention of 110,000 Japanese-
1214 s. university Americans was necessary to protect
P~e v an :30 provided educational opportunities.
T P 4The senator was not held in a
relocation center.

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