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Ann Arbor,

Michigan Daily
in Ten Cents


Vol. LXXXIX, No. 33-S
Saturday, June 16, 1979
Sixteen Pages
'U', city
on campus
land deal
The University and Ann Arbor are
at odds over a land deal in which the
University would trade two acres of
land to the city in return for two parcels
of land on Central Campus.
The University's Board of Regents
yesterday reasserted their un-
willingness to sell two acres near the in-
tersection of Green and Baxter Roads
on North Campus to the city at market
value unlessthe city agrees to
relinquish two strips of roadway. The
strips include the west side of Ingalls
St. between E. Washington St. and N.
University Ave., and Madison St. bet-
ween Thompson and Packard Roads.
THE UNIVERSITY would use the
Ingalls St. land to construct a
pedestrian mall which would be bor-
dered on the south by the Graduate
Library and on the, north by the
Rackham Building.
The University has planned to con-
vert the Ingalls St. area into a
pedestrian mall sicne 1964, when the
city decided it wanted to acquire the
two acres on North Campus. The
Regents countered with offering the
land trade, authorizing University of-
ficials to press for a trade at their Oc-
tober 1977 meeting.
Yesterday the Regents voted to again
offer the city the land trade, rejecting
the city's offer of $49,200 for the two-
acre tract on the advice of University
See CITY, Page 14

Tanker flips on 1-94A
Firemen hose down a tanker full of propane gas which jacknifed early yesterday morning near Ypsilanti.- The accident
occurred within 200 yards of the Ford plant in Ypsi. Small businesses and a school in the area were evacuated as a pre-
cautionary measure. See story, Page8.

Regents OKplanforAlumni Center

Preliminary, plans for a proposed
Alumni Center to be built just north of
the Michigan League were approved by
the University Board of Regents
The Regents last month asked alumni
project planners to revise the proposal
to accommodate Regental objections to
the certain architectural charac-
teristics and to the building's location.
ALSO AT yesterday's meeting, the
Regents voted not to sell a tract of land
to Ann Arbor, because the city in-
dicated it would not abide by University
stipulations on the sale (See related
Judge denies
appeal on
Judge Robert Warren yesterday denied
a motion by The Progressive magazine
that he lift his ban against its publishing
a hydrogen bomb story the government
says could speed the spread of thermo-
nuclear weapons-
The reasons for the decision were
secret, sent in sealed envelopes to the
attorneys for the government and the
"We are disappointed but not sur-
prised," magazine officials said in a
statement. They said they would appeal
this ruling just as they appealed the
temporary injunction to the 7th District
Court of Appeals in Chicago.
"THE ISSUE of a secret
opinion-where freedom of press is a
central issue-marks a further spread
of the cancer of secrecy in the
See PRINTING, Page 9

Architectural consultant Clarence
Roy outlined the Regents' objections
and the action taken to accommodate
them, including evalution of the
building site and adjustments in
several structural features.
The revised plans lower the four
chimneys by six to eight fee and add
vertical slots in a stone wall, which
would look "essentially very much like
a picket fence," according to Roy.
HE ALSO SAID the planning group
had reconfirmed the location of the
facility on Ingalls Mall, the open area
between the Michigan League and the
Bell Tower.
Regents Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)

said he thought the triangular building
could be constructed in another corner
of the lot, leaving more open space. Roy
said the point on the corner of Ingalls
St. and E. Washington St. would have to
be filled in order to preserve a line
along Ingalls Mall.
Regent Robert Nederlander (D-
Birmingham) questioned the need for
the chimneys several times, but Roy
defended the design, saying eliminating
the chimneys would hurt the architec-
tural concept. The building was
designed to blend in with other
buildings in the area.
See REGENTS, Page 2

A2 may lose
British buses
Ann Arbor may soon lose its British accent.
The city's three London doubledecker buses,
which make daily runs through Ann Arbor's three
shopping districts, will have their routes discon-
tinued unless city merchants can find a way to pay
$50,000 still owed to a local bank for the purchase of
the vehicles.
LIBERTY UNLIMITED, a group, of local
business people which runs the shuttledeckers, has
successfully managed the operating costs and the
interest on the purchase price of the red vehicles,
but it has not yet been able to pay for the initial in-
"As of this moment, the potential for the buses to
be cut out is great," said John Swisher, treasurer of
Liberty Unlimited. "I do not see another source to
take the buses over."
Swisher said that in addition to the debt which must
be paid off, someone must be found to operate the
buses because the people involved in Liberty
Unlimited don't have enough time to devote to the
project. Currently the merchants sell ads for the
buses, the revenue from which Davs for almost
See LONDON, Page 13

Daily Photo
THIS DOUBLEDECKER bus is one of the three
imported from London to Ann Arbor in a business
venture last summer. The bus, which runs from
campus to downtown to Kerrytown, may be put out
of serviceJuly 31 along with the other two.

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