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Tuesday, July 26, 1977

THE AMCHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Tuesday, July 26, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Three

President Carter chats with Vernon Jordan, director of the National Urban Lea
CONTRACT EXPIRES SUNDAY:
'U trades counc I talk

Carter: I'l
help poor
with 'flood'
of programs
WASIIINGTON ' 1-President
Carter, in an aggressive defense
of his domestic policies, prom-
ised the National Urban League
yesterday that a "flood of new
programs" to help the nation's
poor will emerge from his ad-
" l, ministrati .
IThe President ticked off a list
of job-creating programs he has
supported during his first six
months in office and declared,
We're committed to the pmr.
the hungry, the t i m i d the
wak, and the unemployed.
HtE SAID AN additional mil-
lion jobs will be created if his
forthcoming welfare reform pro-
posal is adopted. Administration
officials hav said another as-
pert of the pr'tposal will be to
AP Photo set up a minimum federal wel-
gue See CARTER, Page 10
HUD tells city to
examine fund use
By GREGG KRUPA
Local Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) officials have cautioned the city on its expenditure of
$21-,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
funds for the construction of a downtown sculpture park.
In a letter from Louis Rampp of the Detroit HUD office,
the city was told: "In undertaking this activity, it does not
appear that the city is complying with its certification that
the highest priority is being given to activities which pri-
marily benefit low income persons or eliminate slums or
blight."
MAYOR ALBERT WHEELER vetoed City Council's ap-
propriation of $20,000 for the park, but Council later over-
rode his veto.
In accepting HUD funds through CDBG, the city promises
to give the highest priority, in spending the funds, to pro-
grams that benefit thoes persons or purposes. If HUD finds
that the city has not carried out its promise, the department
may ask that the money be reimbursed.
Rampp's letter also says, "If the activity is undertaken,
r it will be within census tract number seven. While current
information indicates that the percentage of lower income
- persons residing in the tract is 54 per cent (compared to a
city-wide lower income percentage of 30 per cent), the area
is largely business and commercial, and we question who
will actually be the principal beneficiaries of the proposed
activity.
"WE FURTHER question whether the activity actually
eliminates or prevents slums and blight because we are not
aware of the existence of determinable signs of blights or
P4 deterioration in the area, and the activity does not appear to
eliminate any particular blighting influence or deteriorated
condition.
See HUD, Page to
aJMRM ME;MEMNWMMM aW

By SUE WARNER
Negotiators for the University
and the Washtenaw C ount y
Building Trades Council held an
all-day bargaining session yes-
terday in hopes of moving closer
to a contract settlement betore
the union's present contract ex-
pires midnight Sunday.
The Council represents some
300 trade workers - painters,
electricians, a n d - carpenters
among them.
According to Russel Reister,
University personnel director,
the unresolved contract issues
"boil down to economics and the
overlap' issue."
The overlap issue hinges on
the union's objections to non-
building trade council members
performing work the council
feels should be done by its mem-
bers.
Representatives f r o m both
sides said yesterday they are
hopeful of reaching a contract
agreement before Sunday.
"We're taking an optimistic
stance," Reister said following
yesterday's negotiations. "We
certainly hope to settle by the
time the contract expires."
Union negotiator James Mur-
phy was also hopeful: "We're
bpen-minded and the University
is optimistic. There's been no
impasse on anything as of yet."
According to Murphy, the bar-
gaining teams are still present-

ing proposals and counter pro-
posals. "As for now it's back
and forth," he said,
"Ninety per cent of the non-
economic issues have been set-
tled,}, Murphy added. "We're
now getting down to the serious
economic issues."
Reister said a total economic
package is being discussed. The
question of 'overlap,' he added,
is the only major non-ecomamic
issue which remains unresolved.
The bargaining teams have
been meeting for over two
month salthough this will be the
first week of five full-day ses-
sions.
Neither side was able to com-
ment on specific economic pro-

posals. However, in an earlier
interview former Building
Trades negotiator C h a r I e a
Farnsworth c o m m e n t e d,
"Wages will certainly be an is-
sue." He also said the union
would seek an increased cost of
living allowance.
The Building Trade Council's
present contract was negotiated
for three years. According to
Murphy the length of the new
contract has not been decided,
although he is thought to favor
a shorter contract.
The University's Chief Nego-
tiator William Neff replaced
Felix Barthelemy as the Uni-
versity's representative in the
talks in mid-June.

Wman raped n hme
A 23-year-old woman was raped early yesterday morning by
two men who broke into her home on the 400 block of Hoover St.
The woman was awakened at approximately 2:40 a.m. by a
noise in her bedroom and discovered two men had broken into
her apartment. She said one of the men grabbed her and threat-
ened to kill her if she did not remain quiet.
THE TWO men then reportedly raped her and fled.
Police said nothing was taken from the home. Whether the
men originally intended to rape the victim or rob the apartment
remains in question.
No arrests have been made in the case, nor do police have
any suspects.

Happy 90th!
Dr, Reuben Kahn, former U-M professor of sero-
logy and developer of the Kahn syphilis test, will
celebrate his 90th birthday today at his retirement
home in Florida. Kahn developed the widely used
test in 1923, joining the University faculty five
years later. He became known as one of the lead-
ing medical researchers in the world and was hon-
ored by many medical schools, including the Na-
tional Medical School of Athens, Greece. He left the
University in 1968 to teach at Howard University.
We wish Dr. Kahn a happy 90th!
Happenings---
. . . there are times in life to make choices, but

-TODAY-
today is not one of them. Sheer circumstance has
determined that the only thing happening today are
two A/V Center films, Abel Gance: The Charm of
Dynamite and Making of a Natural History Film.
Jolly good fellows
If you want a chance to hang around Jimmy's
back door, find out about Amy's romance, listen in
on those long evening talks with Leonid in Moscow,
your chance has come. And you even get the pres-
tige of being a "White House Fellow". The Presi-
dent's Commission on White House Fellowships
(surely an overworked bureau) has announced that
applications for the 14-19 fellowships will be avail-
able after August 1. The program is open to all U.S.

citizens and offers a chance for "rising young lead-
ers" to get "one year of firsthand high-level em-
ployment in the Federal Government as well as a
comprehensive educational seminar." Information
is available from the Commission, Washington, D.C.
20415 or by calling (202) 653-6263.
On the outside
When it comes to fooling, Mother Nature can't
take it but she can certainly dish it out. Just as
you'd finished buying sunglasses, lemonade and
used Sergio Mendes records and settled in for two
months of the tropics, along comes two days of
blissful weather. Today will be sunny and pleasant
with a high of 80 and an overnight low of 58; to-
morrow will be more of the same.

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