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THE
Summer Daily

Vol. LXXXIII, No. 26-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, June 14, 1973

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

N xon orders 60 day

freeze on retaf
Move won't directly a ffe

pr ces
pct wages

WASHINGTON UP--President Nix-
on last night moved to stop inflation
and spiralling living costs by order-
ing an immediate freeze on all re-
tail prices for a maximum period of
60 days.
Declaring that "prices are going
up at unacceptably high rates,"
Nixon outlined a price ceiling which
forbids retailers from charging high-
er than the maximum prices in
effect during the June 1-8 period.

THE ANNOUNCED freeze follows Nix-
on's declaration last week that inflation
was the biggest issue facing the nation.
Many' commentators have noted that the
President's economic efforts are, at least
in part, an attempt to draw popular
attention away from the continuing Water-
gate scandal.
The new freeze does not directly affect
wages and will extend throughout the
marketing system with an exemption only
for raw agricultural products.
Nixon announced the move in a nation-
wide television-radio address.
THE FREEZE PERIOD, he said "will
be used to develop and put into place a
new and more effective system of con-
trols which . . . will involve tighter
standards and more mandatory compli-
ance programs than under Phase III."
The Phase 3 program, which contained
voluntary enforcement provisions, came
after a 90-day across-the-board wage-price
freeze in summer, 1971, and a 14-month
program of Phase II wage-price guide-
lines which expired in January.
Nixon called on Congress "on an ur-
gent basis" to grant him new and flex-
ible authority to impose export controls,
particularly on food products whose prices
might be pushed upward by foreign de-
mand in this year of poor growing con-
ditions in much of the world.
"WE WILL NOT let foreign sales price
meat and eggs off the American table,"
Nixon declared. "In allocating the pro-
ducts of America's farms between mar-
kets abroad and those in the United
States, we must put the American con-
sumer first."
See NIXON, Page 10
New Viet
pa ct signed
in Paris

Outreach' holds dance at
Maxey Training School

By GORDON ATCHESON
and DAN BIDDLE
Special To The Daily
WHITMORE LAKE-At first glance,
it seemed just about like any other high
school social event.
The dance was held in the gym. The
stereo system blasted out soul music.
The girls congregated on one side of
the floor and the boys on the other.
Still something felt different.
Perhaps . the school's name lent a
foreboding air. Maxey _Boys Training
School is euphemistically called a re-
socialization center-a reformatory for
juvenile delinquents.
The school's "residents" are all teen-
agers. But the common denominator is
their criminal records. They have been
convicted of offenses r a n g i n g from
truancy to violent street crimes.

Last night's dance was one of a very
few chances Maxey's students have had
to mix socially with girls their own
age.
The University's Project Outreach
sponsored the dance and recruited the
young maidens from Pioneer, Commu-
nity, and Willow Run high schools.
One Community High girl said she
volunteered "just because I thought it
would be, well, sort of a different trip."
Some of the Maxey boys had the worn
faces of older men and some seemed
much too young to be in any place like
Maxey.
They were, at first, united in their
shyness.
But after half an hour, nearly every-
one had taken a turn at dancing.
"Come on now, you all," said the
kid at the mike. "Get out there oh the

floor. We don't get to do this often."
And he put on a Billy Preston record:
"I've got a d a n c e, ain't got no
steps .."
But the five girls dancing in the
doorway moved into the gym with per-
fect steps, bobbing their heads and
weaving their arms like basketball play-
ers faking toward the basket.
Outreach, which has w o r k e d at
Maxey for more than a year, hoped
the dance would provide an opportunity
for the boys "to relax under more
honest conditions than they usually ex-
perience."
One Maxey student thought aloud,
"You know, it's kids that understand
each other best. But maybe we can
get a live band next time."
Maybe.

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