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Page 8-Wednesday, May 17,1978-The Michigan Daily
(continued from Page 3)
Council defeated
'This is just another example of their suggestion by David
shoot-from-the-hip mentality," Latta Ward) to put the que
said. "They have proceeded without balloting before the
checking on all the details." in an advisory vote.
"A CITIZENS' committee vehemen- The Republican
tly recommended the city adopt punch motion, arguing vote
card only for absentee ballots," said the system before try
Councilman Earl Greene (D-Second
Ward). "I'm puzzled what the urgency
is that the Republicans feel so hurried. "
Mayor Belcher, however, contends (Continuedfrom
there was nothing hasty in Council's
decision, area. We had to find
"We have debated this for two years. statue and felt it wou
At that time it was a fairly bi-partisan tageous to put it in aj
debate," Belcher said. she said.
"I RESPECT your opinion," he told
the Democrats, "but don't tell me the THE STATUE, shr
citizens of Ann Arbor are too dumb to would link Farmers'
learn how to use the equipment before rest of downtown,s

s pun ch card voting
by one vote a THE RESOLUTION approved by simply asking the county to do Ann Ar-
Fischer (R-Fifth Council is a "lease purchase bor a favor and front them the money,"
stion of punch card agreement." It calls for Ann Arbor to Harrison said.
voters this August asee ment for A n t for Before Ann Arbor can enter the
lease the equipment from the county for agreement, however, it miust also
s defeated the five years before taking official owner- reeme hoever it mh s a
ship.receive approval from the Michigan
rs could not judge sh. M
ing it. The lease purchase. agreement is Municipal Finance Commission.

k opening set for Saturday

n age 3)
a space to put this
ld be more advan-
pedestrian zone,"
aped in an arch,
Market with the
she said. It was

created by David Haberline, formerly
of Ann Arbor, two years ago after he
won a $4,000 grant from AAT in a con-
test of local artists.
The statue has been stored at the Ann
Arbor airport until the park's com-
pletion. Yesterday, the statue was
brought from the airport by a police
'It must of looked like a crashed
plane," said Heberling of his statue.
"Must of scared the hell out of pilots un-
familiar with the airport," he added.
ONE OF THE crane operators who
helped move it from the airport said,
"It's the strangest thing. They're
(modern sculpture) all strange as far

as I'm concerned," he said. "We won-
dered about scratching it but the guy
that built it said it would heal itself if we
did," he chuckled.
Heberling said he built the statue in
*three sections in a local garage which
had only an eight-foot clearance- He
then constructed a sort of crane out-
doors and welded the three sections
together, he recalled.
"I built this whole damn thing by
myself. I'm prouder of the fact I con-
structed this thing without killing
myself than I am of the sculpture," he
"I should have listened to my father
and become an engineer," mused the
part-time sculptor and carpenter.

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Disposition Center: The
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(Continued from Page V
cathode ray oscilloscopes.
"We get a decent supply of surplus -
whatever they have on campus, or are
returning to us for disposal," said cen-
ter manager Lynn Dancer.
"Stuff gets trucked in from every
department on campus. We tag it for
our file under the department that gave
us the stuff. It's quite extensive. We
even work with the Dearborn Campus
and the Flint campus," he added.
DANCER HAS had a long time to
watch the dust settle over the furniture
and equipment, having served as the
head of the disposition program for
some three decades. "When I started
here it was nothing, it was a part of the

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Fob Marley
6 the wailer.
Thurs. May 18-111 A ud. 8 pm
Reserved Seats $7-$6-$5
Ann Aibor will be Marley's first
U.S. appearance in two years.
Tickets available at Hill Aud.
tomorrow night beginning at 6.

inventory system. But then it
mushroomed during World War II when
we got a lot of war surplus," he ex-
The stuff is collected from all over
campus and delivered early in the mor-
ning. The best of it is placed in an area
reserved for faculty and administration
members. A primary objective of the
disposition center is to resell discarded
items to the University.
According to Dancer, the majority of
the junk brought in to the warehouse -
about 90 per cent - is sold inside the
building. Some of it, however, is too
large and must be sold outside or
through a series of competing bids by
purchasers. One time, for instance,
machinery from the engineering school
was sold to a bidder for about $60,000.
MOST OF THE browsers in the
warehouse are students. While looking
at mattresses that go for around $20, or
desks for around $35, they'll also snap
up chairs, bookcases, lamps and
cushions piled in mounds.
The big bucks, however, are made on
the heavy machinery and the technical
"There's so much rapid advan-
cement that things get here faster and
newer," said Dancer. "You take
calculators or your dictaphones - it
seems like they're coming out with
something new every six months to
make everything obsolete."
The building which houses all the
bric-a-brac is a cavernous warehouse of
about 31,000 cubic feet and anuncoun-
table amount of merchandise. Property
Disposition moves around 10,000 cup-
boards, sinks and microscopes per
"There's no way of telling how much
stuff we've got in here right now," said
newly-appointed warehouse supervisor
Aaron Walls. "You would be surprised
at what people take away. There's very
few things that don't go."
Walls noted that three people hAd
asked that day about a spec-

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Wed. May 24-Power Centerr 8pm
Reserved Seats $7-$6
Tickets assvailbleat sie Mcigan Union Box Offece
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