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June 16, 1977 - Image 5

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IThursday, June 16, 1977


Page Five;


Local housing film details tenant plight
The story of the Ann Arbor ctses on such issues as the scar- Ann Arbor are on an average 72 Landlords also get a chance to strike was organized by the Ann
holising crisis has been captured city of apartments and houses per cent higher than the national tell their side of the story in the Arbor Tenants Union.
in video tape, in a film prepared available for rent, high rental median. film. In one interview, landlord The film, directed and filmed
by the Center for National Hous- costs, and maintenance prob- The video program also points Tony Hoffman, former manager by Paul Shapiro, will be shown
ing Law Reform, available for lems. out a Michigan Student Assem- of Trony Associates, describes on Cable 9 starting this Friday
free screening locally. A RECENT Institute of Social bly report which concludes 90 as unfair the rent strike his and will be repeated on alter-
The video program, entitled Resdarch report to the city's per cent of student housing is in tenants staged last year. The nate Fridays.
"It Just Ain't Right: the Ann Blue Ribbon Commission on severe violation of city housing -
Arbor Housing Crisis," provides Fair Rental Practices deter- code.
a detailed view of many of the mined there is a vacancy rate "It Just Ain't Right" relates iwme o msas nIs
problems facing city tenants. of .7 per cent in Ann Arbor. The the experiences of such unfor-
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Featuring iuterviews with local
tenants, landlords, and city gov-
ernment officials, the film fo-
Lcal ad
but just fi
(Continued from Page 3)
"I have enough problems with
cans. I don't want to collect
bottles. I'm just into beer cans
-I don't want to be known for
anything else," Johnson said.
Johnson's collection has been
appraised by other collectors at
over $9,500. All are in mint
condition or with very little
rust. Some individual cans are
worth over $100.
Johnson claims to be not much
of a beer drinker. "It has- to be
a very warm day and very cold
beer," he said. But he has tasted
about 75 per cent of the beer he
"Sometimes I get it in 6-packs
or cases. I drink maybe one and
trade with the rest," Johnson
BUT JOHNSON doesn't hold a
high opinion of imported beer.
"There isn't an imported beer
worth a damn. I've drunk them
all. The best beer is the one
that you like drinking the best.
There in a lot of European beer
that is undrinkable," Johnson
said. For those interested, his
personal favorite is Pabst Blue
Johnson is a member of the
Beer Can Collectors of America
(BCCA), as well as the interna-
tional chapter. According to
Johnson, the BCCA "is growing
in leaps and bounds" to a mem-
bership of 15,000.
A national convention that


federal government has called
this "unhealthy and in need of
federal assistance." Rents in
gres beer
or the tin
Johnson attended in Iowa drew
3,000 people-both members and
traders. At that convention he
was able to add approximately
100 cans to his collection but
now that Johnson's collection is
becoming almost complete he
finds it harder and harder to
find cans he wants.
"IT HAS GOTTEN to the point
where if I go to a trade session
I am lucky if I can get five or
six cans," Johnson said.
Beer can collecting is not
devoid of fraud.
"A couple years ago some col-
lectors got duped into thinking
some old cone tops had been
found in a brewery basement
and bought them for $7.50-oow
they're sold for 50 cents," he
The sale and manufacture of
beer is being taken over by the
larger breweries like Miller,
Budweiser or Pabst while the
smaller breweries are practical-
ly being forced out of business,
Johnson said.
"In 1940 there were 592 brew-
eries and now there are prob-
ably 95 left," Johnson said.
"Iron City practically survives
on beer can collectors - they
make so many different cans for
us to collect," Johnson said of
the small Pittsburgh brewery.
This collector's avocation and
vocation are one.
During the day Johnson works
at a local beer distributor.

it nmate Tenaxrts as sava Lazove,
the renter of a house leased
from a lame local management
company. Zazove and his room-
mates were plagued by chronic
problems with their home: a
leaky roof, inoperative lighting,
eon-again-off-again besting and
freezing pipes in the winter.
complaints with the manage-
ment company, there were long
delays before some repairs were
made, and other necessary re-
pairs had not been made at all
at the time he was interviewed.
"All I know," Zazove says in
the film, "is that I pay $130 a
month to live (in a room) in
this house and I spend as little
time in it as I can. That's how
bad it is."

(Continued from Page 1)
ing to me."
The jurors listened intently
and the court room was hush-
ed while the witness vividly de-
scribed his experience. "I re-
member trying to sit up. I
couldn't move any part of my
LOESCH SAID that he told
the FBI and the federal prose-
cutors about the event, and
about the man in the green suit.
Loesch, however, was never
called to testify as a govern-
ment witness.
"They (the FBI) had ex-
pressed to me that the nurses
are guilty;" Loesch said. "I
don't believe they are guilty."
Loesch acknowledged that one

reason the prosecutors did not
call him to testify was because
his memory of the event "did
not "involve either of the two
women seated at the defense
TOR, Richard Yanko) didn't
want the jury to hear that be-
cause it might form an impres-
sion," Loesch said.
Along with Loesch's poison-
ing, Perez is accused of two
additional breathing failures.
Narciso is charged with three
additional poisonings and one
murder ,
The prosecution will cross ex-
amine William Loesch when the
10-week-old trial resumes to-

Ann Arbor crime rate down 4 per cent

(Continued from Page 3)
2. Thirty-three rapes were re-
ported in 1975 and 35 rapes
were reported in 1976.
State Police statistics show
a state wide decline in crime
for the first time in three years.
The number of burglaries
dropped 12.7 per cent, auto
thefts dropped 6.8 per cent, rob-
beries decreased 6.5 per cent

and assaults were down 6.2 per
ACCORDING TO the statis-
tics, which were gathered from
482 local law enforcement agen-
cies in Michigan, the number
of homicides last year drop-
ped 3.9 per cent, rapes declin-
ed 5.6 per cent and larcenies
dropped 2 per cent compared

Thursday, June 16
(Dino Risi, 1976) 7, 8:45 & 10:30-AUD. A
What LE SEX SHOPPE was for France, this remarkably witty and
hystericat fitm is for Italy. A series of eight sketches show the
passionate male animal in a variety of postures. Giancarol Gian-
nini (SEVEN BEAUTIES, SWEPT AWAY) proves that he is one of the
world's great comic actors. He is joined by Laura Antonelli, surely
the most sensuous Italian actress since Ctaudia cardinale. Ann Arbor
Premiere. Italian with subtitles.

with 1975.
Although crime decreased,
the cost of crime increased sig-
The report said the net dol-
lar losses of Michigan residents
totaled $151.6 million compared
with $137 million 1975.
231 south. state
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Toniqht at 7:00 and 9:00
Rated 'PG'
O east liberty
7:00 c9:00
The romantic
Bestseller is
Brought to the Screen

"Cousin Cousine" (R) ENDS TONIGHT-7:00 & 9:00

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