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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Saturday, June 20, 1970
Saturday, June 20, 1970
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Regional sewage plan may pollute Erie
By HARVARD VAI.LANCE
Ann Arbor's sewage treatment facili-
ties may soon be replaced by a regional
treatment facility that state represent-
ative Ray Smit (R - Ann Arbor> and
others contend may result in increased
pollution of Lake Erie.
Under a regional plan designed to
facilitate sewage treatment for the south
eastern corner of the state, local sewage
treatment plants are to be replaced by
one large sewage treatment plant at the
mouth of the Huron River on Lake Erie.
Untreated sewage from various local-
ities will be funneled to the Lake Erie
plant via a large "intercepter sewer"
pipeline that will collect sewage from
various townships along the line.
The lines will be temporarily connect-
ed with the sewage treatment plant at
Wyandotte which only provides primary
treatment for sewage. This treatment is
the least effective treatment against
pollution of the river in which the sew-
age is dumped.
According to George Bingham of the
Wayne County Road Commission, which
is involved in regional sewage treatment
plans, the Wyandotte plant will be con-
verted to standards nearly equivalent
to Ann Arbor's secondary treatment
plant by November, 1971, when Ann
Arbor sewage is expected to begin being
processed at the plant.
An entirely new plant to serve the
entire region which will provide second-
ary sewage treament will be constructed
on Lake Erie within about five years,
Opponents to the regional plant con-
tend that individual localities along the
Huron River can do a more thorough
job of treating the sewage that will flow
into the already dangerously polluted
Lake Erie than the proposed larger
plant could do,
At the urging of Rep. Smit, the State
Water Resources Commission agreed
last week to restudy its previous recom-
mendation which asked that Ann Arbor
not be allowed to expand its facilities
to the highest treatment level.
Eng. Prof. Jonathan Bulkley, has
pointed out that Ann Arbor's secondary
treatment plant removes over 95 per
cent of organic and microbiotic wastes.
However, he contended, the relocation
of the treatment to a regional plant
would provide inferior treatment of
those wastes without significantly low-
ering,the present level of phosphate and
nitrate pollution from the Huron River
to Lake Erie.
Guy ,Larcum, Jr. city administrator,
said last night that plans are currently
under way to increase the quality of the
Ann Arbor Sewage Plant to the highest
sewage treatment standard.
This treatment level would effectively
remove 80 per cent or more of the
phosphates and nitrates from the Ann
Arbor water which have contributed to
the pollution of Lake Erie.
The proposed regional plant, which
would necessitate the closing of Ann
Arbor's plant, is also designed to 'deal
with the removal of phosphates and
nitrates but will provide only secondary
treatment, a level inferior to Ann Ar-
bor's new planned standards.
Ann Arbor must choose between ex-
panding its facilities or accepting the
plan for a regional plant within the next
month, said Bingham. If the city does
not comply with the regional plan.
which was approved by the State De-
partment of Natural Resources, accord-
ing to Bingham, it will not be eligible
for federal grants for its sewage treat-
Getting the nitty-gritty
Author and part-time golf pro Frank Beard experienced a common woe in yesterday's second round
of the U.S. Open in Chaska, Minn. ye olde sande trappe. Bogeys still ruled the day, and the -cutoff
point for the final two rounds was 153.
CHASKA. Minn. P- Tony Jack:
grimly clung to the lead in yesterda:
golf championship while stormy Da
a course he said he'd "like to plow ui
Jacklin, the 25-year-old English
wind-blown first round with a 71,
under par on the rolling, 7,151-yan
course, a layout that took a lamba
'A monkey is as good as a mi
33-year-old Hill said after ripping o
second place, just three strokes off ti
"I'm playing good enough to w
total of about 212 months of susp
ments, "but I wouldn't particularly
He said the course, a creatior
Trent Jones, was "designed by a m
Scores generaly were greatly im
-Randy Wolff, a tour sophomore, 1
but some of the giants of the game
Arnold Palmer had a 74 for a 1
South African Gary Player, who ir
Masters champion Billy Casper took
Wolff, a 25-year-old Texan, wa
Crawford, another touring pro seek
lefty Bob Charles, with a 71, and v
followed at 147.
The big group at 148 included F
Boros and Don Crenshaw, an 18-
Jacklin, who created a sensatic
he became the first Englishman to
started poorly with bogeys on the
back with a string of three birdies st
He rifled an iron to within ei
rammed home the putt. On ten, h
feet to set up another birdie, and
seven feet on the par five to climax
The personable young man, a
on the demanding U.S. pro tour foi
to stretch his lead to three strokes
most prestigious of all American gol
Although he hit the rough wi
strong kick on a weak approach sl
up his final birdie.
plan: A change
NEW YORK til) In a decade, the Montessori
method of teaching three to six-year-olds has spread
from coast to coast and many educators believe it has
provided the thrust that will bring major changes in
the public schools.
The Montessori method is designed to use a child's self-
motivation and his ability to develop his own capabilities.
Dr. Glen P. Nimnicht, program director for education
beginning at age three at the Far West Laboratory for Edu-
cational Rt'seairch and Development in Berkeley, Calif., said
the Montessori method and related research "are bringing
change. It's got to come."
The American Montessori Society (AMS) yesterday ended
a week-long conference in observance of its 10th anniversary
and the centennial year of the movement's namesake, Dr.
Maria Montessori, who became interested in education as a
doctor' treating retarded children in Italy.
Dr. Montessori developed what shi called the prepared
environment to give a child an opportunity to learn and like it.
She wrote: "Never let a child risk failure, until he has a rea-
sonable chance of success."
Speaking of the growth of the Montessori Americanmove-
ment, Nancy McCormick Rambusch, founder and first presi-
dent of the AMS, said "It's done beautifully."
The five-day conference attracted about 1,000 educators
and many experts in the field of early education.
Cleo H. Monson, executive secretary of the AMS, said the
Montessori system has grown from one school started by Mrs.
Rambusch near Greenwich, Conn., in 1960 to 750 schools and
The Montessori schools all are private and James Ruffing,
chairman of the board of the AMS, said that "rising costs
have priced many people out of the market." He said that on
the average it costs $60b a year for the half-day sessions, five
days a week,
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DAVID HILLIARD, chief of staff of the Black Panther Party (at right behind microphones) calls for a
new U.S. constitution to guarantee all Americans the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,
which the Panthers say blacks have been denied.
Panthers hit Constitution
WASHINGTON (P)-From the
steps of the Lincoln Memorial
yesterday the Black Panther party
called for a new U.S. Constitution
to guarantee to blacks the rights
of life, liberty and the pursuit
Standing where Martin Luther
King Jr. delivered his "I have a
dream". speech in 1963, Panther
Chief of Staff David Hilliard said
the Constitution has proved to be
an empty promise for blacks.
The party's chief spokesman,
who identifies himself as Big Man,
said a "Revolutionary People's
Constitutional Convention" is set
tentatively for Labor Day in
Philadelphia, "the same place the
pigs had theirs."
Panthers wearing azure arm-
bands roped off the steps of the
memorial and unfurled bright blue
banners in front of the marble
Police routed traffic away from
the circle around the memorial.
and remained unobtrusively in the
background. Panther marshals di-
rected tourists around the well-
behaved rally crowd of about 500,
mostly black but including a sub-
stantial minority of white sup-
Hilliard said other groups-in-
cluding oppresed minorities, the
young and the elderly and woien
---have as much need of a new
constitution as blacks.
But, he said unless whites cease
"genocide and repression" against
blacks, "then we, black people, will
be forced to respond with a form
of war of salvation . . . that will
gut this country and utterly de-
ManyPanthers point to Bobby
Seale, founder and chaim man of
the Black Panther Party as evi-
dence of white repression of radi-
Seale was one of the riginal
defendants in the Chicago con-
spiracy trial until separated for
disrupting the courtroom. Federal
Judge -Julius Hoffman declared a
mistrial in Seale's case and sen-
tenced him to four years for -con-
tempt. He was recently extradited
he faces charges for the kidnap-
California to Connecticut, where
ing and murder of another Pan-
Hilliard said the Lincoln Me-
morial was chosen because of Lin-
coln's issuance of the Emancipa-
tion Proclamation in 1863. "And
yet, 107 years later-today-black
people are still not free," he said.
Constitutionally g u a r a n t e e d
rights that have been denied
blacks include freedom of assem-
bly, freedom of religion, freedom
of speech and freedom of the
press, he said.
"Where is freedom when the
right to peacefully assemble brings
on massacres?" he said. "Where is
our right to keep and bear arms
when black people are attacked
by the racist Gestapo of America?"
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Police stage demonstration
Off-duty police officers in New Orleans protest a judge's order which forbids the arrest of
persons selling an underground newspaper in the city.