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Thursday, May 18, 1972
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
By DIANE LEVICK
The battle to insure preservation of the city's
Scarlet-Mitchell woods as a natural, open space
has been going on for seven years-and still
The city's public school administration pur-
The city's public school administration pur-
chased the 40-acre tract for $124,000 after
voters approved a bond issue in 1965. The ad-
ministration stipulated at that time that the
land would be kept as a site for a fourth senior
The site is bordered by Platt Rd., I-94, Route
23, and Lorraine Rd.
Since 1965, Manfred Schmidt, resident of the
Colonial Square neighborhood just north of the
woods, has spearheaded a campaign to keep
the woods as open space. About two thirds of
his neighbors and various ecology-minded
groups and citizens from all around the city
are helping him.
"We don't want another school in here,"
Schmidt says. We have 1,800 children already
attending schools in this small area, and there
are expressways on two sides."
Schmidt also says that the Colonial Square
development is so small that there is no open
space for children there either.
He cites the enormous educational value of
the woods. "The woods are heavily used," he
says, "by students and scence classes from
Mitchell and Carpenter Elementary and Scar-
let Junior High schools.
"Almost any time of the day you can find
someone doing a nature study, hiking, or bird-
See SAVING, Page 7
Voters reject tax
By ROBERT BARKIN
Voters in the city--as well as other parts of the state-
showed against yesterday their aversion to increased taxes
while at the same time displaying an interest in a statewide
The city proposal, rejected by a vote of 18,104 to 10,104,
would have increased the property tax by 2.5 mills for a one-
year period. Revenue from the plan would have -amounted
to $1,312,000 for salary increases for city employes and im-
provement of park facilities.
When the expected wage increases are granted to the
city employes, there will be a deficit in the budget. According
to Guy Larcom, city administrator, some programs will have
to be cut back to bring the
budget in line.
"The main effect of the rejec-
tion of the millage increase," c vo ve 111
said Larcom, "will be on special
programs." Larcom included
police and fire protection, hu- b
man resource projects, and park
improvement projects in this
Larcom said the millage in-
creases would have put the city
"on a sound basis which would
have allowed us to expand ser- (continued from Page i
vices." He added that the city Although Humphrey did con-
now will have to endure "belt- siderably better in Maryland
tightening, the degreedelsend- where he finished second behiss
in, ass the final salary its- Wallace. hi' now trails botshMc-
creases." Govern and Wallace in the tkle-
But, there is sure to be some gate race.
bebcue orreducedJrogryms wl At present McGovern controls
be ct o reuce. JrryDe- 405 delegates to 322 for Walltace.
Grieck (HRP-First Ward) warn-
ed that the reductions must not 270 for Humphrey, 129 for Muskie
come from "community pro- --with 305 uncommitted.
grams (such as Ozone House or California will be the major
Day Care Centers)," He added showdown for the Democrot'c
that if the cuts do come from nomination. Wallace will not be
these programs it would become on the ballot there, clearing the
a "major issue in the next cam- way for a two man showdown
paign." between McGovern and Hunt-
In other areas of the state the phrey.
tax issue received equally rude Another key state is New Yrk
treatment. Despite warnings of where precinct delegates will be
educational disaster and finan- chosen June 20. Humphrey has
cial problems, voters of Detroit failed to file slates of delerotes
rejected two school millage pro- in New York and is forced t o
posals. depend on party regulass as-
The Board of Education's re- ding on aste
quest for an additional five mills ning uncommitted.
in school property tax was de- McGovern delegates will be
feated 180,000 to 110,000. The unopposed in 90 races and he is
board's request to renew an ex- expected to win the lion'; share
piriig five mill levy lost 150,000 of the state's 278-person delega-
to 145,000. tion
But, Detroiters did give the -
city a slight financial boost by If McGovern can wit both
authorizing admission charges California and New York, hi;
for the zoo, historical museum, supporters claim, he will have a
and art institute.
A similar situation occurred in chance for a first ballot vsictory,
Ypsilanti where voters defeated which requires 1,509 delegare
two separate millage proposals votes.
See VOTERS, Page 7 TheWallaceet-c
Sixth U.S. carrier joins war
in Indochina, seventh ei route
SAIGON (P) -- The Atlantic
Fleet carrier Saratoga joined
the Indochina war for the first
time today ,and immediately
sent its planes into action
around besieged An Loc. 60
miles north of Saigon, the 7th
The Saratoga's arrival in the
South China Sea boosted car-
rier strength in the area to an
all-time high of six. A seventh
carrier, the Ticonderoga, is on
its way from San Diego.
The dispatch of the Ticon-
deroga, an anti-submarine war-
fare carrier, apparently reflects
some concern within the Navy
over the need to provide the 7th
fleet with greater protection
against undersea attack.
Meanwhile, Radio H a n o i
claimed U.S. planes raided two
North Vietnamese provinces
yesterday and said three were
shot down. Two other American
warplanes were shot down over
the north on Tuesday, the
There was no U.S. announce-
ment of any raids or losses yes-
terday. The U.S. Command re-
ported 200 strikes over North
Vietnam on Tuesday.
The report by the official
Vietnam News Agency - VNA
-- said the American planes
hit sections of Quang Binh and
Ninh Binh provinces. It said
the two jets it claimed destroy-
ed on Tuesday went down over
Nghe An and Ha Tinh -pro-
Vice President Spiro Agnew
made a 2%-hour visit to Sai-
gon, flying in from Bangkok,
Thailand. He conferred on the
war situation with President
Nguyen Van Thieu, U.S. Am-
bassador Ellsworth Bunker and
Gen. Creighton Abrams.
Field reports said South Viet-
namese 1st Division troops
made helicopter assaults yes-
terday into two former fire ba-
ses 10 to 15 milts west of Hue
in an attempt to extend the
Co-op provides low-cost produce
By NANCY ROSENBAUM dozen. tor the following day.
City residents, disconcerted by Co-op people do admit they Frome Detroit, the fruit and
the high prices of fresh fruit and have been unable to provide dis- vegetables are delive-ed to a
vegetables locally, may be able counts on some items. Rarely, central distribution point where
to buy produce at reduced rates however, do prices exceed those they are divided up and sent to
this summer by joining the Ann of local retailers, the various regions.
Arbor Itemized Fruit and Vege- Orders are accepted on a Members may pick ip their
table Co-op. weekly basis and workers so to orders at .their regional distribsi-
The cooperative, started in Detroit's Eastern Market every tion centers on Satur ay after--
January, currently provides pro- Saturday morning to pick up the noon.
duce and activity and approxi- food. Each household participating in
mately 200 local households. The cooperative publishes a the co-op is expected to help
The co-op also supplies grade A new order list every two weeks out twice a month. Organizess
eggs, apple cider and bread, in from which members sake their make a weekly sign-tsp sheet.
addition to a wide selection of choices. No minimum amuout of with work assignments which it-
fresh fruits and vegetables -- purchase is required. clude collecting orders, dividing
if you bring your own cartons The cooperative is presently and distributing the prod ce, and
and bags, divided into eight neighborhood transporting the food. .
Members say their prices have regions. Members must p 1 a c e A refundable $2.50 memsbersh'p
generally been lower than those their orders for the week witl fee is required of new members-
in local stores. In the past, the their designated regional com- and a 5 per cent charge is plac-
co-op has been able to offer municator by Wednesday eve- ed on all orders to cover the
lettuce for as little as 15c a ning. The orders are then trans- cost of truck rental and gas for
head and eggs as low as 35c per ferred to a central order collec- transportation.
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considerably strengthened by his
victories in Michigan and Mary-
land is cloaked in uncertainty by
his shooting Monday in Laurel,
While lie is now second to
McGovern in accumulation of
delegate stiength, it seems un-
likely that his health will perit
campaigning in any of the re-
His supporters are hoping that
stand-in campaigners will be able
to gather a few hundred more
delegates for convention flior
battles in Miami.
The next primaries are it Ore-
gon (34 delegates) and Rhe
Island (22 delegates) next Tues-
day. Humphrey has virtuistly sur-
rendered Oregon to MgG-sveenTs
and political observers give the
South Dakota senator a srong
chance of winning Rhode Island