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Thursday, July 23, 1970

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Post Office
bureaucra ts

under

fire ., ,
defend

For Direct Classified Ad Service, Phone 76
12Noon Deadline Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 3:00

rush

to

The Ann Arbor Fair Housing Ordi-
nance and the University of Mich-
igan Regents' bylaws prohibit dis-
crimination in housing. Questions
should be directed to Off-Campus
Housing, 764-7400.

FOR RENT BIKES AND SCOOTERS
1 OR 2 NEEDED to take over lease for '63 HAR. DAV. XLCH, must sell, $775 or
Sept.-Maya Beautiful bi-level. Call best offer, 663-9560. Z51
769-7467 after 5. 25C45 -- - - -- --- - - - - -
'70 KAWASKI 500 III, 1000 ml., flawless
TV RENTALS--Students only. $10.40/ with helmet, cover, warranty, insur-
mo. Includes prompt delivery service, ante. 763-3102 or 769-2483,37Z51
and pick-up. Call Nejac, 662-5671. '69 SUZUKI 200 cc. $400 or reasonable

By LINDSAY CHANEY
THE UNITED STATES Post
Office is justly identified, by
the public, with stoic service
rendered by its letter-carriers.
It is also characterized, as I dis-
covered, by a great deal of ad-
ninistrative evasiveness w h e n
anything vaguely resembling a
threat to its entrenched bureau-
crats appears on the horizon.
My recent adventures with the
Post Office began several weeks
ago when a reliable source in-
formed me that special delivery
service to residential areas in
Ann Arbor had been stopped.
This is not to say that special
delivery letters were not being
delivered at all, but they were
being delivered by regular car-
riers, or in other words were be-
ing handled the same as ordi-
nary first class mail.
Not being overly familiar with
procedures surrounding special
delivery, I went to the library
and read section 354 of the
Postal Manual which deals with
that topic.
Armed with information from
the manual, the name of the
person who announced the
change in special delivery pro-
cedure, the exact time of the an-
nouncement and other details,
I felt prepared to approach the
Post Office administration on
the subject.
A call to the Post Office re-
sulted in my being switched in-
to contact with a letter-carrier
foreman of some sort whom I
asked about the rumors I had
heard of special service to resi-
dential areas being stopped. In
what seemed to be a suddenly
cautious voice, he replied that
any statements on that subject
would have to come from the+t
"front office"-Postmaster Don-
ald Bachman or Assistant Post-
master Richard Schneeberger.
GOING TO THE top, I asked
to speak to the postmaster.
Unfortunately he was absent,
but the assistant postmaster
took the call. I explained the
situation to him as related to
me, namely, that special delivery
letters to the residential areas
were no longer being delivered
by special carriers although
business areas were still receiv-
ing the service. I then asked
whether he could confirm the
rumor and explain the reason
for the change in procedure.
Mr. Schneeberger, however.
said he had never heard of any-
thing vaguely resembling the
situation which I had described,
as far as he knew, there had
been absolutely no change in the
method of special delivery.
A call to the Post Office
administration in Washington,
D.C., produced a spokesman who
said the Postal Manual made no
provision for regular carriers

LOST AND FOUND
LOST DOG-Reward will be paid for
recovery of 4-yr. old male brown and
white English Springer Spaniel, miss-
ing since July 1, family pet, not a
hunter. 475-3341 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., or
668-8623 anytime. 29A55
FOUND on the Diag at the Keif pipe
place on Saturday, July 15th, a paper
bag, a purple handerchief, etc. Call
665-2182 at suppertime. 8AD52
FOUND-1 pair men's (?) tinted glasses,
blue leather case, Sunday night on S.
Univ. 769-4714. AD52

FOR RENT
3-BDRM. on campus apt. for fall. 2
bathrooms, dishwasher, 10 closets, bi-
level. Char or Jean, 665-5269. 34C52
ROYAL DUTCH APTS., 715 Church St.;
Edinburgh Apts., 912 Brown St.
King's Inn Apts., 939 Dewey, taking
applications for fall rental. Call 761-
6156 or 761-3466. 33C59-
LOOKING?
Why not tell people what you are
looking for? Tell them cheaply, yet
effectively in Daily classifieds. 764-
0557, it a.m.-2 p.m., 764-0557. DU
2 BDRM. FURN. units on campus,
avail, for fall. McKinley Assoc., 663-
6448. 15Ctc
AVAIL. FOR SUMMErt & FALL
ALBERT TERRACE
1700 Geddes
Beautifully decorated, large 2 bedroom,
bi-level apartments.. Stop in daily
noon to 5:30 (Mon-Fri.), 10 a.m, to 2
p.m. Sat. or phone 761-1717 or 665-
8825. l1Ctc,
2 BDRM. FURN. units on campus.
avail, for fall. McKinley Assoc., 663-
6448. SOCtc
AUGUST OCCUPANCY
A delightfully spacious, quiet, clean 2
bedroom furnished and unfurnishiedf
apartment for 3 or 4. Campus area,
ample closets, storage and parking.
Call on Resident Manager, Apart-
ment 102, 721 S. Forest. Ctc
SANS-SOUCI APTS.
Luxury Apartments

FURNISHED-FALL RENTAL
1 and 2 Bedroom Apts.
1111 S. State
1506 Packard
1-864-3852, 353-7389 or
761-2366 after 5.
12Ct-
Campus-Hospital
Fall Occupancy

C offer. Not a scratch, must sell. 662-
7706. 34Z52
BSA 441 cc, 1968. 3500 miles, helmets,
ins. 769-1123. 35Z51
1948 INJDIAN, 500cc, twin, rigid frame,
springer forks. original Indian saddle
bags. $300 or best offer. 761-0745. ZD53
HONDA REPAIRS, TUNE-UPS, OVER-
HAULS. Reasonably done, guaran-
teed, 1 day service. 665-5479. 25Z51
MOTORCYCLE tune-up and service. By
appointment only. Call 665-3114. 26Z71
USED CARS

WANTED TO RENT
5 Honor College Seniors seek
THREE BDRM. HOUSE
or Apartment for fall
971-2634 or 662-2603
2 BDRM. unit in house near ca
w/kitchen, bath. 663-5967 or 76
-for fall.
1-MAN APT., room with kitchen,
about $100/mo. Call 761-8627.

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23L52
ampus
61-7985
22L52
Priv.,
31L50

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1965 MG-B, very clean, ex. mech. shape,
Campus Management, Inc. 3 tops, overdrive, $875. 761-1083 after
662-7787 335 E. Huron 5'26N53
47Ctc TRANSPORTATION Special! '62 Olds
88, good tires, interior good, must sell
GIRL WANTED to share large apt. on -$100. 663-4879 anytime. 27N55
campus. $75,'mo. Call 665-3265 or 482- I _____
9428. 32C51 DODGE Polara 1962-361 hp automatic,
---- ------- - - 61,000 miles, $225 or best offer. 434-
'f'= nn Atr,3195, 763-2227. 28N53

THE ABBEY
CARRIAGE
THE FORUM

THE LODGE
HOUSE
VISCOUNT

regularly delivering specials, and
therefore it certainly is not done.
The gentleman further noted
that neither he- nor his office
had ever heard of such a thing
being done, and for that reason,
too, there had been no change,
in special delivery procedures
in Ann Arbor.
BECOMING A bit discouraged
at the denials of any changes
in special delivery procedure, I
called my source again to re-
check the facts. He stood fast
on his facts. And so, the next
evening I called Duane Cook,
the supervisor who allegedly
issued the order for changes in
special delivery handling.
I asked Mr. Cook if he knew
who made the decision to stop
special delivery service to resi-
dential areas. Mr. Cook immedi-
ately demanded to know what I
was talking about. I reminded
him that on June 22 at approxi-
mately 8:30 a.m. he announced
on the PA system that all car-
riers were to meet at his desk
for a brief meeting. At that
early-morning meeting he an-
nounced the new procedure for
delivering s p e c i a l s. Suddenly,
Mr. Cook seemed to understand
what I was talking about.
Ten minutes later, Mr. Cook
finally admittedr that it is now
the policy of the Post Office to
have specials delivered along
with ordinary first class mail.
However, businesses and stores

still continue to receive the
service.
Mr. Cook explained that hav-
ing regular carriers deliver the
specials actually "expedited"
service. Because if a special car-
rier delivered all specials, he
would deliver to all the busi-
nesses first, and then the resi-
dentials. So, by the time the res-
idential 'areas got special de-
livery mail, they would already
have gotten their regular mail.
Ann Arbor receives two ship-
ments of mail per day from De-
troit. One comes in at 7 a.m.,
the other comes in at 7:20 p.m.
Specials for residential areas
which come in the morning
shipment are delivered by regu-
lar carrier; specials coming in
at night, when the businesses
are closed, still go out by special
carrier.
Throughout our conversation,
Mr. Cook maintained there had
actually been no "change" in
the method of delivering specials
since the method had always
been to follow the method that
would "expedite" service. He ad-
mitted there might have been a
"change" in the procedure for
delivering specials but not in the
method. It seemed a specious
distinction to me.
I was relieved, nonetheless, to
find someone who could confirm
that specials to residential areas
were being delivered along with
first class mail, but to be on the

safe side, I thought it a good
idea to get a statement from an
offical spokesman for the Post
Office, that is, the postmaster
or assistant postmaster.
T HE NEXT afternoon I called
the Post Office again. Mr.
Schneeberger said it was the
policy of the Post Office never
to give statements to the press
over the phone. (This policy was
evidently quite new since it had
not been in effect during the
Post Office strike last spring.)
Mr. Schneeberger suggested I
come to the Post Office for a
personal interview the next day,
about 8 o'clock in the morning.
When I suggested a time later
in the morning or perhaps in
the afternoon, he said he would
wait until Mr. Bachman return-
ed, discuss the matter with him,
and call me back at 5 o'clock in
the afternoon.
At 5 p.m. Mr. Schneeberger
did not call back, and when I
called the Post Office a few
minutes later, the secretary said
he had left for the day. (I later
learned that he had called about
4 p.m.)
The next afternoon, I called
the Post Office to arrange an
interview, but was told both Mr.
Bachman and Mr. Schneeberger
were in a conference.
O, I DECIDED that while I
was waiting for the confer-
ence to end, I would call the
regional Post Office in Chicago.
The secretary there informed
me that although no one was
immediately available to help
me, if I would explain the prob-
lem. someone would call back
later. I told her the situation,
and explained that I wanted
some type of official statement
as to whether it was an official
Post Office practice 'to deliver
special delivery mail along with
regular mail.
A few hours later, I received
call from Joseph Evans, regional
chief of delivery services. Mr.
Evans spoke for over an hour
about special delivery and "ex-

pediting" service, making con-
fused references to ' carriage
painters who were put out of
work by the automobile.
According to Mr. Evans, the
practice of using regular carriers
for special delivery mail was at
least 10 years old. (An appar-
ent contradiction with the re-
portcfrom Washington.)
Mr. Evans, incidently, was
quite knowledgeable on the
situation in Ann Arbor, having
spoken with Mr. Bachman be-
fore calling me.
Mr. Evans said the reason
regular carriers were delivering
specials was because the .volume
of special delivery mail had fal-
len off and it was not practical
to retain the number of special
carriers previously employed.
He also explained that busi-
nesses were given priority over
residential areas in special de-
livery service because, in gen-
eral, the businesses need their
specials more urgently than or-
dinary citizens who often are
not home when the specials are
delivered anyhow.
Under the assumption that
everyone who pays for special
delivery service is entitled to
the same treatment, I have a
few lingering doubts about ac-
cording businesses priority serv-
ice. Then, too, the various con-
tradictions such as between the
Washington Post Office and the
Chicago Post Office, make me
wonder if the Post Office De-
partment as a whole is entirely
aware of what it is doing. An-
other unresolved puzzle is from
where the authority comes to
deliver specials by regular car-
rier, because, although I have
been told it is in the Postal
Manual, I have been unable to
find it.
At the moment I am becom-
ing exceedingly tired of hearing
about special delivery, and my
only conclusion is that the serv-
ice is probably not worth the
extra 45 cents--at least for peo-
ple living in residential sections
of the city.

Near Stadium
Air conditioned
Adequate Parking
Dishwasher
Near Campus Bus Stop
4-Men Apt. $240
5-Men Apt. $280
Some 2-men apt. left also
Call 662-2952
31Ctc
CHOICE APTS.
For Fall. 2. 3, and 4 man, close to
campus. 769-2800. Ann Arbor Trust
Co., Property Management Dept., 100
S. Main. 30Ctc
NEAR MEDICAL CENTER
1035 Walls St.-Furnished, new, modern
efficiency, 1 and 2 bedroom available.
1-864-3852 or 665-7^73. 11Ctc
CAMPUS
NEW, FURNISHED j
APARTMENTS
FOR FALL
DAH LMAN N
APARTMENTS
545 CHURCH ST.
761 -7600 }/
38Ctc
BARGAIN CORNER
Sam's Store
NEED LEVIS ?
VISIT
US
FOR
BLUE DENIM:
Super Slims .......6.50
Button-Fly...... .6.50
Traditional ...... 6.98 I
Bells . . . . 7.50
BLUE CHAMBRAY
SHIRTS . .. 249
MORE LEVI'S
"White" Levi's . . 5.50E
(4 Colors)
Sta-Prest "White"
Levi's . .....6.98
Nuvo's.........8.50j
Over 7000 Pairs in Stock!
Sams Store
.122 E. Washington

still the local favorites! Several select
apartments available for summer and
fall semesters in each of these modern
buildings.
Charter Realty
Fine Campus Apartments
1335 S. University 665-8825
_octc
BUSINESS SERVICES
YOUNG WOMAN, six years university'
teaching and editing experience, lit-
erature M.A., plus Ph.D. hours, would
like free-lance editing or writing.
Excellent references. Call 662-0348
evenings; 764-0510 mornings. JD53
COUPLE WISHESthouse-sitting spot
for fall semester. Excellent refer-
ences and experience. Call 663-4323.
28J48
THESES, PAPERS (incl. technical) typ-
ed. Experienced, professional; IBM
Selectric. Quick service. 663-6291.
42Jtc
EXPERI-ENCED SECRETARY desires
work in her home. Thesis, technical
typing, stuffing etc. IBM Selectric,
Call Jeanette, 971-2463. 12Jtc
TASK
ALL THESES-MANUSCRIPTS-PAPERS
expertly typed-edited
PRINTING - THESES - FLYERS
BROCHURES
economical, 24-hr. round-the-clock
service
FOR ANY OFFICE SERVICE
call
THE PROFESSIONALS
10 years experience in Ann Arbor
761-4146 or 761-1187
1900 W. Stadium Blvd.
26Pte I
- ------ - - -- -
MULTIPLE
TYP ING
SERVICE

1969 FIAT 124 Sp. Coupe, gold, A/C, 5
sp. trans., radio, new tires. 663-6111
after 9 p.m. 24N53
VOLVO, 1969, red, radio, great car. Call
668-6221 between 5 and 7. 25N53
1969 BMW -- financial depravity forces
sale of my well kept signal red 2002.
Has slight engine mods, quartz lights
& Halda. Price negotiable. 769-0227,
ND53
FOR SALE-Yellow TR-6, 12,000 miles,
one owner, perfect condition. 769-
2404. 22N52
ROOMMATES WANTED
FEMALE GRAD seeking 1-2 roommates
for fall. 761-9583, Judi. 22Y53
FEMALE, 21, needs roommates and apt.
for fall in AA, prefer grad, prof. Call
Joan, 1-341-1654 (collect). 23Y53'
FEMALE for lg. bi-level apt. in house,
near campus and hospital. Own 1g.
partitioned bedroom. Aug. occupancy
possible. Box 47, M. Daily. 21Y52
WANTED TO BUY
CAR WANTED-4 or 6 cylinder (low
horsepower', 1967 or older, good con-
dition, economical. 761-0047. 30K
FOR SALE
SONY TV, radio, GE stereo, vacuum
cleaner, 6'x9' rug, china, tea table, etc.
Call 769-6568. 451352
3/4 K. ROUND DIAMOND Engagement
ring, appraised value, $760. 769-4640.
441352
VM TABLE-MODEL Stereo, mahagony
cabinet. Olivetti portable typewriter
with case. Each $25. Call 764-0510
i-ornings, or 662-0348 evenings. BD53
HOOVER PORTABLE spin-dry washer,
used 764-7358, room 4500, Chuck,
41B51
FOR SALE-Small 2 cu. ft. refrigerator,
Sony TC-250 tape deck. Also I need
roommates for fall (or room). Call
Jeff, 663-8440. 3913481

MUSICAL MDSE.,
RADIOS, REPAIRS
RADIO, TV, Hi-fi, car repair. House
calls. Very reasonable-even CHEAPI
769-6250. XD51
HERB DAVID GUITAR STUDIO
Unavailable instruments, repairs and
instructions - 209 S. State, 665-8001.
X
SUMMER SUBLET
SUBLET-Until Aug. 22, large beautiful
apt., Oakland. 1-785-0743. 17U52
GIRL NEEDED for 5-man apt. Now
thru Aug. 25. $30, 663-6621 anytime.
16U50
SUMMER SUBLET-1 bdrm., available
now, close to campus. 769-7555. 14U51
MOD. EFF. for Aug. 5 min from UGLI.
Negotiable, swimming pool. Call 663-
7846 after 5, keep trying. 10U46
PERSONAL
SIGN PAINTER to paint expository sign
for Michigan Rugby Team. Contact
Hank Lukaski at I-M or 761-1907.
22F53
MEET THE M. Union Barbers: Jack
Dave, Chet, and Harold, Mon.-Sat.,
8:30-5:15 p.m. 23F52
WIN A FREE GAME
MON.-SAT. UNION LANES
17F50

NOT ONLY does Lloyd make great cus-
torn sandals ($15.00) but his leather
parachutes are out of sight! 804hS.
State, AA. 24F53
DEAR MR.' D.:
HIS NAME IS IAN, NOT EON
signed, THE BLURB DF51
PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES
by RICHARD LEE; Weddings, Portraits,
etc. I am a Free-Lance Photographer
not a Studio type. Call 761-9452 be-
fore 1 p.m. or very late at night. DF57
NOTICE TO MICHIGAN DAILY BOX
HOLDERS. MAIL IS IN THE FOL-
LOWING BOXES: 73, 50. FD
WEEKLY and WEEKEND Encounter
Groups. Emotional re-education and
interpersoFal awareness. Call 663-
7616. 15F64

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Thesis Service
Papers vieRECEIVER AM-FM -te re, $75; mono-
Diapertos amplifier. $15. Cal11 665-2111 after four.
Dissertations 19Btc
General Office and Secretarial Work
Pick-Up and Delivery TRANSPORTATION
SAvailable RIDE NEEDED to Chicago, 7/24 will

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Prompt Service
CALL 485-2086
Jtc
HELP WANTED
APPLICATIONS are now being accepted
for executive director of the Washte-
naw Office of Economic Opportunity,
662-3172. 18H59
MALE UNDERGRADUATE to help prof.
(in wheechair) in exchange for room
and board. "61-9034 after 5. 17H53
TEACHERS, counselors, specialists -
Fall 'openings. many out of state.
Clie Teachers Agency, Box 6(17, East
Lansing, Mich. 48823, 16H53
LOOKING FOR A JOE?
Talented or experienced or interested
in a particular field? Try plaing a
Michigan Daily "BUSINESS SEfV-
ICES" or "PERSONAL" ad -and helpI
a job find YOU. HDtc
HELP WANTED for 'ike Stillwagon, 30
yr. old former poverty lawyer now
running for Congress. Straight or
freak - anybody welcome. Call 769-
3288 or drop in 2004 Traver Rd. 101153
PHOTO SUPPLIES
NIKON FTN, macro lens, still guarten-
teed, case, $380, lists new $500. Nikon
200mm lens, $145. 769-3169 after 6.
31DM
NIKKORMAT FTN, 4 lenses, 24mm.,
50mm,, 125mm .,600mm. 4550. 426-
8969. 30D48

pay gas. 761-0467. 500511

NEED DRIVER. Bloomington, Ind., July
31. 761-4949. 48G53
DOING TO DENVER the weekend of
July 31st would like one rider. Joel
Epstei, 764-024849G2
MISC ELLAN EOUS

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WANTED: Lessons in making
call Sherry, 769-7397.

pottery.
31M25

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764-0557
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Summer Editorial Staff
ALEXA CANADY.. ........................................ Co-Editor
MARTIN HIRSCHMAN ..................................... Co-Editor
SHARON WEINER ............ . . ........... Summer Supplement Editor
SARA KRULWICH................,.....................Photo Editor
LEE KIRK .............. .......... ........Summer sports Staff
NIGHT EDITORS: Rob Bier, Nadine Cohodas, Erica Hoff
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