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Page 4--Tuesday, June 5, 1979-The Michigan Daily

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Michigan Daily
Eighty-nine Years of Editorial Freedom
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI. 48109
Vol. LXXXIX, No. 24-S News Phone: 764-0552
Edited and managed by students
at the University of Michigan

Carter's Mideast 'peace'

Plans imperil A2
A NN ARBOR has survived Briarwood. But the
developments planned for the south side of
town, which include offices, apartments,
townhouses and condominiums threaten its
aesthetics and demographics considerably.
According to present plans it would be nearly
impossible to live on the south side of Ann Arbor in
ten years without owning an automobile. City
and area planners must recognize the effect these
developments would have on traffic projections.
The vehicle volume on State St. alone is expected
to double by 1990.
But increased traffic is not the only danger
posed by these proposals. Ann Arbor is already
threatened by the emergence of distinct,
homogenous residential areas which forbode ex-
clusivity. And we have no designs on becoming
another class-segregated suburb of Detroit.
Although there are large amounts of office
space planned for the south area, the number of
residential units on the south side could not ac-
commodate the people who will work in these of-
fices. That factor would induce more commuting
and thus more traffic, or would probably spawn
the construction of more homes aimed at affluent
residents. -
Such homogenous developments threaten to
isolate residents unnecessarily, and force them to
rely further on gasoline consumption. The
problems with that result are already apparent in
these days of shortages.
Traveling outward from central campus
already reveals neighborhoods that are visibly
divided by income level. Outside of walking
distance from central campus, restaurants and
hotels are understaffed because they cannot af-
ford to pay people enough to make it worth driving
to and from work. Businesses outside the central
business district must clump in mall-type
arrangements to make the consumers' drive wor-
thwhile. Those developments would aggravate
this situation.
The common plight of today's cities is the
pressure to flee to suburbia, which leads to the
central business district's decline and thus the
deterioration of housing there. Ann Arbor's
student population in the center city drives up the
price of housing, which in turn pressures those
with moderate incomes to move out. When
developers decideto restrict peripheral housing
units to upper incomes, those who can pay
moderate prices lose again.
City planners must consider the implications of
the plans before them on the town's future. They
must not contradict the plans City Council has
already approved, to make Ann Arbor in-
creasingly less auto-intensive. It is in the city's
best interest to include practical living
arrangements for a diverse population.

efforts to blame'forwa
USSE L kBe giu m, Maywr By DAN OBERDORFER HE SAYS THAT Cg
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slowly rise over the Middle East, David seekinproduced a
analysts and government of- - ga asee . a tcomprehensive prouced ace settle
ficials here are placing the blame Peace settlement. What he came he not faced h
on the United States. out with was a separate peace. challenge om is own
Specifically, they are saying Somewhere along the line, Mr from the Republicanstha
former U.S. President James Carter was persuaded to take " rl eiv h
(Jimmy) Carter caused the warwhat seemed the simple route wanted to produce a
during his four years as president but what later developed into peace," the analyst said
bdsroin the elicats blsad war the election got underv
ce of the region .through his "~E PAE htCre olntwnascn
" s announced to the American ouldn' win a seco
INA PRESS conference public during prime-time persist with the slow, fr
here yesterday, French television hours was doomed to talks at the same time.
Foreign Minister Jacques De failure when other Arab nations The analysts also said
Gaulle charged that though the decided not to go along. in the U.S. be,
ex-president's intentions may American attempts to persuade washed away some of th
have been honorable, he was the Saudis to accept the set-Vietnam "Carter, in a
guilty of "callous disregard" by tlementaforeexample, were Vetnas.ve Crer, wn a
not following through on his feeble 'at best, sometimes showed America that it
mission for peace. Certain fun- provoking their ire. ofluence large areas
damental issues, such as the The last glimmer of hope frugc lare ae
quston ofa alstnin faded away when Egypt's through direct neg
question of a Palestinian fddawy hnEgp "It is ironic that what,,
homeland, were never addressed economy did not grow at the rate t is ironic ta rs
tbeteworld's firs
adequately by President Carter, that had been expected, and An-peaceis now a media
De Gaulle said. war Sadat was thrown from of- peaei o ei
"If Jimmy Carter really wan- fice." which the political ac
ted peace in the Mid-east, he- De Gaulle's sentiments were fighting each other for
would have persuaded Israel to echoed throughout the European posure.
negotiate in good faith on the community. One analyst for
Palestinian issue," De Gaulle NATO said privately that he Dan Oberdorfer is a for
said. blames the American electoral Managing Editor.
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Letters to the Daily

Daily headlines
To the Daily:
Your paper has long been
known for its exaggerated
headlines. I had to laugh weeks
ago at "Tanzania must with-
draw:" must? Or else what, I felt
like asking. More recently two
headlines suggested a legislative
process was completed when it
had just begun: "Pot penalties
reduced" as if Gov. Milliken had
just signed reduced penalties into
law, when only the Senate had
voted on the bill in fact, and
"House votes down oil decontrol"
as if the vote were an official
House of ReJresentstives vote in-
stead of a non-binding
Democratic caucus headcount.
But today I was startled to read
"Gunmen kill Swiss diplomat in
San Francisco;" it turned out the
shooting was in San
Salvador.Please! Frisco is a
great town and it's bad enough all
the press it's gotten over Jim
Jones and the mayoral

assassination without having to
take the blame for unrelated Cen-
tral American affairs. Do you
realize how many people just
skim a paper for headlines? Such
people could come away from a
Daily totally misinformed.
-Robert Eckert
Seal slaughter
To the Daily:
Your coverage of the Fund for
Animals' protest to save the harp
seal pups (at the Power Cen-
ter last Wednesday) was much
appreciated.
Because of misinformation and
a genuine lack of knowledge con-
cerning the harp seal slaughter,
the public must be made aware of
the -facts surrounding this
atrocity which is allowed to con-
tinue year after year.
Canada's refusal to ban the
slaughter, or even instigate a
moratoriuqi, has generated pleas
from people all over the world to
stop this wasteful and cruel

event. These pleas have fallen on
deaf ears. It seems that the only
way we can show Canada's
government just how strongly
people feel about this issue is to
avoid all travel in Canada and let
them know why.
The Fund for Animals has been
successfully' informing and
educating the public on the seal
kill and will continue to do so until
some positive action is taken by
the Canadian government. The
protest outside the Power Center
was another attempt to reach the
public by showing that although
Canada may be a beautiful coun-
-try, something very horrible oc-
curs every year within its boun-
daries.
Anyone wanting more infor-
mation for action should contact
the Fund for Animals, Michigan
office at 2841 Colony Road, Ann
Arbor.
-Doris Dixon,
field agent

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