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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, August 7, 1979-Page 3

Shuttle s
to end
Although ridership has exceeded ex-
pectations, Liberty Shuttledecker
service will be discontinued next weelp
because-of financial difficulties, an
agent of the bus company said yester-
JAN VAN HULL, an agent at Liberty
Unlimited, Inc., said the red
doubledecker buses will be discon-
tinued from their circulator routes af-
ter Aug. 11 because the company is
unable to pay its bank loan.
The buses are currently operating on
revenues from advertising, Van Hull
said. Because of these revenues, Liber-
ty Unlimited is "close to breaking even,
but still can't retire its debt," she ad-
The buses were brought to Ann Arbor
last July for a one-year trial. Originally

City Council
vetoes funds
for buildin
access study
City -Council last night failed to
approve funding for a study of the ac-
cessibility of Ann Arbor buildings to the
handicapped after a Council member
clamed that under recent inter-
pretations of the Headlee amendment,
the state should fund the study.
Council member Louis Senunas (R-
Third Ward) said that a ruling by the
state attorney general requires the
state to fund acts that cities are
required to undertake by state law,
because the amendment limits cities'
abilities to raise property taxes to pay
for those acts.
SENUNAS SAID he thought since the
state required an accessibility study,
the state should fund it. But a
spokesperson for the Center for In-
dependent Living, which would have
conducted the study with $7,500 of city
funds, said she thought Senunas had
misunderstood the law.
See COUNCIL, Page I1

U"11y Mato y UMA KmUSNE
LIBERTY SHUTTLEDECKER driver Gene Greer soon will be out of a job
when the busline discontinues service after Aug. 11. A bus official attributed
the loss of service to a lack of funds.

Fire fighters rely on inter-department cooperation

By TIM YAGLE "On a fast
When Ann Arbor fire fighters arrived Gallup-Silkw
at the Gallup-Silkworth storage yard on determines1
State St. June 26, the huge blaze there cements," S
- resulting from gas tank explosions - the dispatche
obviously required the use of more than two host
equipment and manpower than the Ann SCHMID S
Arbor Fire Department had at its initially tries
disposal. Eventually, more than 100 the fire.
firefighters from seven departments
from surrounding areas responded to
the fire.
The inter-department cooperation 'Our n
that was so vital in containing the blaze any call
was possible under a long-standing
agreement among the state's fire new soul
departments, according to Lt. Myron
Franks of the Fire Marshall's office in
"IT'S A mutual aid agreement,"
Franks said. "They (fire departments) According
help each other. It's a common practice A
throughout the country." recognized
According to Ann Arbor Fire Chief needed, the1
Frederick Schmid, the deputy chief deprtment'
arrives at the scene with his fire the determir
fighters and quickly examines the "Yo hav
situation. "You hav
trying to d
The class of '76 and the
job marketd
Almost three-quarters of the Americans who
graduated from college in 1976 have full-time jobs
now, according to a survey conducted for the
National Center for Education Statistics. The study
said 73 per cent of the Class of 1976 have jobs, with
average yearly earnings of $9,500. The field em-
ploying the most bicentennial graduates is also the,
field that pays the most-engineering. Ninty-three
per cent of '76 engin graduates have jobs that
average $13,200 per year. Only 61 per cent of
-humanities or fine arts graduates found work, and
they get a median $8,200 per year. Health services
found places for 90 per cent of graduates sporting
related majors. No surprises in the survey-it's the

-moving fire like that (the
orth fire) the deputy chief
when to call for reinfor-
chmid said. "He advises
er to call the chief if more
es are laid."
AID the deputy chief also
to predict the duration of

request the most suitable type of
SCHMID DEFINED a first alarm as
"the number and type of equipment
dispatched to a certain address." Each
successive alarm is "a call for the same
number of trucks and equipment.
Alarms," Schmid said, "are the num-
ber of times the officer in charge

ain goal for fighting fires in Ann Arbor is to get to
in the city in three and a half minutes and with our
thside fire station, we should be able to do that.'
-Ann Arbor Fire Chief
Frederick Schmid

bor was the closest station with the
specific type of equipment needed, the
Upper Peninsula city's fire department
would contact the state fire marshal,
who would in turn tell the Ann Arbor
fire department to help the Marquette,
department. Failure to heed that order
is a misdemeanor, Franks said.
ACCORDING TO Franks, the state
would cover the cost in this situation,
but for intra-county calls, each depar-
tment covers-the cost of ita service.
But Schmid stressed "no money ac-
tually changes hands."
Schmid said the main goal for
fighting fires in Ann Arbor is to "get to
any call in the city in three-and-a-half
minutes (it currently takes around five
minutes) and with the new Southside
fire station, we should be able to do
Schmid cited a 1972 British study
which showed how rapidly a fire started
in a kitchen wastebasket, spreads
through an average two-story house
and estimated the cost damage
estimate at each level.
See FIRE, Page 11

to Schmid, when it is
that more alarms are
type of equipment, not the
s proximity to the fire, is
ing factor in which depar-
e to determine what you're
do," Schmid said. "You

(either the deputy chief or the chief)
requests assistance."
According to Schmid, there is a ver-
bal agreement between state fire
departments that states, "if so-and-so
needs help, you help them.
So, theoretically, if there was a
raging fire in Marquette, and Ann Ar-

same melody that was in last year's song.
Change of heart
Daniel Ward and Bruce All ran into thieves with
kind hearts Saturday night. The two were driving
down a lonely Antrim County road near Mancelona
Saturday night when their car broke down. They
decided to sleep in the car and go for help in the
morning. But they were awakened around 4:30 a.m.
by three men driving a blue van. The men stabbed
Ward and ran off wit: $13, sleeping bags, and a
radio. All tried to flagdown passing cars, to no avail.
All then noticed the blue van returning, jumped
back in the car, and locked the doors. The van stop-
ped and the man who stabbed Ward got out. "He
said he'd never stabbed a ylody before and he felt
kind of bad about it," Ward said later. "He also
wanted to see where I'd been stabbed." The thieves
returned the sleeping bags and the radio, but kept

the cash. Then they helped Ward and All start their
broken down car. "We just drove off then. I don't
know what they did," Ward said.
Happenings ...
.- are scarce today. Dr. Ezziddin Ibrahim,
cultural advised, United Arab Emirates, will
discuss "Islamic Movements Today" at 1 p.m. in
Lecture Room 1, MLB ... FILMS: Ann Arbor Film
Co-op-The Daughter of Dr. Jekyll, 7 p.m.; The
Honeymoon Killer, 8;30 p.n.; both in Aud. A, Angell
On the outside
Today will be partly sunny, with a high tem-
perature near 85'. Expect a thundershower or two
during the afternoon. The low will hit 60.


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