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Tfiursdav Mav 12. 1971

North wood kids lack play facilities


(Coasinued from Peag'3,
almost nothing for junior high
school studlents.
Turer did admit that "We're
spread out and everything ise not
right next door to everybody,
but I feel the facilities are
Gary (ourt, a community edu-
Cation coordinator at Clague
school perceives a hattie be-
tween the University and the
Ann Arbor public school system,
with the children of Northwood
Five in the middle.
"I THINK there is a feeling
of the part on the schonl sys-
tem that since the University
does not provide property taxes
they should at least provide
recreation f a c i l i t i e s." said

Several parents say their chil-
dren often play baseball in the
small opening between the
buildings of the complex. They
use a tennis ball so no windows
are broken.
"The kids up to about six-
years-old or so are well taken
cure of," complained Jay Sny-
der, an area resident. 'But the
older kids need facilities and
supervision during the summer
JOHN PERTALION, 14, a stu-
dent of Clague School said that
the area offered nothing for kids
his age.
Tony Jones, 12, also a student
at Clague school said that a lot
of his friends go downtown on

the streets for fun. "The only
thing to do ar"ound here is play
basketball. There's a lot of land
around here and it seems like
we ought to get a baseball dia-
m~ond at least."
So far the University's re-
sponse has been the scheduling
of a summer day camp program
for the kids. Ellen Gold, one of
the initiators of the program,
said two three-week programs
woald be offered at a cost of $45
per child, to parents with a rec-
reation user's pass.
THE HALF day program wilt"
include aquatics, fitness, swim-
ming, organized games, and hik-

ing in the nature area, but it
costs IS4S.
Linda Smith, a resident of the
Northwood Five complex, be-
lieves the program is misdi-
"I know not many people out
here can afford that $45," she
The closest city recreation fa-
cilities for Northwood Five chil-
dren are Glacier Highlands and
Greenbrier. But the Glacier
Highlands facility is a mere play
area for small children and of-
fers nothing for junior schoolers,
and Greenbrier is a distance
from Northwood Five across

Green Road-a major city
Nor does the new North Cam.
p-is Recreation Building alle-
viate the problem. NCRB lies
across another major road, Hu-
ron Parkway and is a good dis-
lance from Northwood Five,
The city's response to the
problem has been a possible ap-
propriation of $700 in this year's
budget. The budget is set for
approval on May 23. Sylvester
Murray, the city administrator,
said last night that he would
recommend to city council the
approval of the $700 budget

Locals support ban

State legislators push bill
to raise drinking age to 19

(Contiued frons Page 1)
Niles Fleischer also expressed
approval. "I think it', a good
move and it's a result of a lot
of research by corporate spon-
sored scientists as well as con-
sumer agencies," he said.
Professor Ralph Cocerone of
the Atmospheric and Oceanic
Science Department of the Engi-
neering School was not surprised
by the ban. "I'm happy. I've
been expecting this for a long
time. It's the right action."
COCERONE HAS done extei
sive research on the effects of
fluorocarbons on the ozone layer
and atmosphere. He has been a
consultant to the government on
the formulation of policies deal-
ing with freon.
According to Cicerone, area-
sols use 70 to 75 per cent of the
freon. Refrigeration units, in-
cluding air conditioners, com-
mercial refrigeration and rail-
way freight cars use 20-25 per
cent of the fluorocarbons. All of
the fluorocarbons in the aero-
sut are released into the., at-
mos;phere wchile only a smnallper

cent of those in refrigeration
units escape.
"Refrigeration is definitely the
smaller part of the problem,"
he said. "We're pretty sure that
we're right about the effects of
freon on the ozone layer. The
ban should cut off the nonessen-
tial use. As we get more infor-
mation and as manufacturers
look for substitute chemicals, it
may become necessary to phase
out the tuse of fluorocarbons in
refrigeration units."
Cicerone appeared optimistic
about worldwide action. "I've
been encouraged by the re-
sponse from other governments.
Canada, the Netherlands, and
Sweden all have taken tougher
action than the United States.
There are a large number of
countries waiting to see what
the United States will do. Some
of them will follow suit."

(Continuedfrom Page31
of adults they should also be
allowed to enjoy the benefits.
"The bill will do nothing to un-
dermine the rights of 18-year-
olds," DeSana said. "Drinking
is a privilege and privileges
should be exercised with ma-
In an :effort to prove that 18-
year-olds have a b u s e d their
"privilege" to drink, DeSana
has submitted a report to the
Commerce Committee listing
more than 200 school districts
which favor a higher drinking
age. He and his supporters are
also relying on eye-witness tes-
timony from teachers and guid-
ance counselors who have dealt
with the high school drinking
problem first hand.
TERRY BRONSON, an aide to
DeSan said yesterday most of

those who testified in opposition
to the bill Tuesday were object-
ing that 19 is too low for the
drinking age. There are present-
ly several other bills in both the
Senate and House proposing 19,
20 and 21-year age limits.
Liquor imdustry representa-
tives also presented arguments
against the bill during the pub-
lic hearing testifying that peo-
ple who have had one drink are
perhaps the safest drivers, and
that school officials are reopdn-
sible for teenage drinking prob-
Bronson said that DeSana is
not, relying on traffic accident
statistics to boost the measure
through the legislature. He said
traffic statistics are not always
valid because of inconsistent
methods of tabulating them over
the years since the drinking age

was lowered. Also, the accident
rate for persons in their early
to mid-20's is proportional to
that of the 16-18-year-old group.
Bronson did say, however, that
in Macomb County the number
of 16 and 17-year-olds involved
in traffic accidents has tripled
since 1971 while the rate for
other age groups has remained
the same.
DE SANA IS confident that
the committee will recommend
the bill to the Senate, perhaps
as early as Tuesday. Two mem-
bers of the five-member commit-
tee have already signed the bill.
One important provision of the
bill allows anyone who is 18
when the bill is signed into law
to still be legally able to drink.
Thirty-two other states and
Washington, D.C. have set drink-
age ages between 19 and 21.

Detroiters seek mayorship

(Continued from Page 3)
advocates more police helicop-
ters on patrst, he sees the major
issuIe as "tior systems of govern-
ment, period,"
"Young hasn't tried to deal
with the city council," he says.
IIENSON ALSO faults the
other candidates for iot con-
la''ing big business. ''m not
nll and s uiding anyho-ly," be
Th is Bensn' first try for
itoliticul office.
George Wiliiai Caron. known
iIi the crime-fighting coimunity

as "The Fox," head of a vigi-
lante-type organiaztion called
"The Shadow," says "Person-
ally, I don't wtint to run."
CARON, A member of the De-
troit Police Reserve says "I
doi't promise nothing. You got
to get in there before iyou can
do amything"
tIe sees crime as "the nun-
her one sue," explaining how
we iist 'take the handcuffs
off of the pilicenmen."
"The lai has got to be
changed, or you're going to haive
vigilanties in every state," he

Caron currently fights crime
from his home with a call-in-a-
tip system consisting of a tape
recorder that answers the phone
with "This is The Fox. If yott
have a message on crime .
beware, the shadow knots!ut"
CARON hAS run for office be-
fore-he twrs defeated in his bid
for State Representative last
year. "I'd have won if I had
been a Democrat," he says. Ie
vows to run next year, too, if
he's not the mayor of Detroit by
then. Says Caron, "Black and
white-everybody wants me in!"
One scarred veteran of two
previous Detroit mayoral cam-
paigns is beautician and beauty
shop owner Mary Rogers. Rog-
ers, who came in seventh in 1971
("that's not bad for a woman")
says that this year "I want the
top row."
Rogers is campaigning against
"the filfth all over the streets."
She plans to put signs "all over
the city," and empower the citi-
zens to be able to ticket anyone
caught throwing "filth."

Rogers alsso complains that
there's "no discipline."
"I WOULD make it so parents
at home can use the whip," she
says, eupilining how that tech
tique has worked with her own
daughter. "You know it hurts!"
Mary Roger., advocates
three duty work week and a 17
hour day fur the Motor City. Shi
thinks peotlie should work for
the niiniiuvmo wage and thi
state should give them "an e
tra check" ts make up the dif
ference. The money would coot
from gambling ("why can't or
have a slot machine in evert
business place?"), selling beet
on Belle Isle, and creating a
whole town just for prostitution.
"There is so much to do we
need two mayors to handle the
job," Rogers says. "Just like
we need two presidents."
In Detroit, a one-party city,
the September primary decides
which of the candidates will ad-
vance to the general election.
The two top vote-getters in Sep-
tember will square off against
each other in November.

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