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Council defeats fire

detector
By DAN OBERDORFER
City Council last night tabled a
motion to force landlords to install
smoke detectrs in their rental units.
The measure was defeated 7-3 with
the seven council Republicans voting
against, and three Democrats voting
for the measure. It was defeated
because specific requirements
regulating the type, location, and num-
ber of detectors to be installed in each
home was not clearly defined by the
motion, according to Republican Mayor
Louis Belcher.
HOWEVER, Belcher said the
measure would be considered within a
Amnerican
workers
strive for
self- rowth
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
Americans who work today are
primarily concerned with developing
their skills and securing a satisfying job
for themselves, concludes a recent
study by a university researcher and
several associates.
The study, conducted for Psychology
Today magazine by Edward Lawler,
reveals that people are constantly
trying to accomplish something that
would make them feel good about
themselves. they are often pleased with
the friendliness of their co-workers but
care more about their own chances of
growth.
See WORKERS, Page 7
r-today

proposal
"few weeks. . . if we get some stan-
dards set down."
The motion asked that specific
regulations be determined by the city
Building Department.
Councilwoman Leslie Morris (D-
Second Ward) who .introduced the
measure said the "very inexpensive
devices" are "quite effective" and
"promote saving life."
TWO BASIC kinds of smoke detectors
are available on the market. They sell
for between $20 and $50. One kind is ac-
tivated by radioactive particles given
off by a fire and the other measures the
level of smoke in the air through an
electric eye.
Councilman Ken Latta (D-First
Ward) pointed out the devices benefit
both landlords and tenants. "With the
devices you get an earlier report of the
fire resulting in less damage to the
building," Latta said.
In other action, Council approved at
first reading a parking ticket rate hike
from two dollars to three dollars, if the
ticket is paid during the first week. The
increase must be approved by Council
during a second reading before it
becomes law.
COUNCIL ALSO reecommended to
district court that the fine be increased
to seven dollars when not paid within
the first week after it si issued. Curren-
tly the charge is $5.
Morris argued that the escalating
fine was unfair to certain offenders
because the fee doubles within such a
short time. Other fines such as housing
violatons are not at stringently
regulated, Morris said. "We are not
treating people the same," Morris
charged.
Offenders would come "to burn down
city hall if it was done on anything but
parking tickets," he concluded.

Water works AP Photo
If the air conditioning doesn't work, try the next best thing, as Tanya Prewis, :3,
of Miami did. Even though she didn't notice the water leaking from the other
end of the cup, Tanya managed to cool off on a scorching Florida afternoon.

7

Happenings...
... don't waste any time getting started. Drug
Help needs a few energetic volunteers to help staff
its crisis line. Stop by their booth on the Diag today
or tomorrow between 9 and 5 or call 994-4357 for an
interview brfore Friday ... those concerned about
prostitution can attend a news conference at 9 at the
Community Center, 625 N. Main ... visit the
University Museum of Art to view the new print dis-
play celebrating the 50th anniversary of Atelier 17,
an internationally renowned printmaking
workshop ... Sandra Weiss discussed "Working
with Positive Sunstances in the Laboratory (or How
to Stay Healthy and Happy in Your Job)" at 4 in
Room 165,,Chrysler Center. Early birds can enjoy
coffee at 3:45 .. Andrew Leigh Gunn, executive
director of Americans for Deparation of Church and
State will speak at 7:30 on "The Michigan School
Voucher Crisis" in the Wesley Foundation lounge
adjacent to the First United Methodist Church, cor-
ner of State and Huron ... clean up your act and
head over to the Kuenzel Room of the Union at 7:30
for the Medieval Festival auditions and open
meeting.
Fishy excuse
South African television has turned down
an advertisement for a Walt Disney film
because it has a mouse saying-are you
ready--"Holy Mackerel!" "It's quite a ridiculous
Situation," said David Barnes, edito pf thepress

services at the Ster-Kinekor film company. He said
Ster-Kinekor was told last week the commercial for
Disney's "The rescuers" was unacceptable, and he
surmises the mouse's religious reference was a bit
too much for South African Broadcasting Corp. of-
ficials. "Where possible, the phrases 'Holy
Mackerel' should be avoided in commercials as its
repetition could create a negative reaction," the
state-owned TV company reportedly told Ster-
Kinekor. Earlier in the week, the broadcasting
company rejected a radio commercial promoring a
film based on Harold Robbins' "The Betsy" in
which the author says, "I write about money, sex
and power." "We weren't altogether amazed at that
decision," said Ster-Kinekor publicity director
Colin Haynes, "sinse we know that sex is a sore
point at the broadcasting company. But we really
did think that fish were innocous, whatever their
level of divinity."
Keep in touch
A Seattle woman took Jimmy Carter at his word
when the president said he wanted his White House
to be "in close touch"with citizens.But she iisn't so
sure anyone at the executive residence can read.
The woman, who said she did not want her full name
used, has a series of letters that illustrate her
frustrating experience. 0n October 15, 1977 she
wrote the White House, saying she and many of her
friends were opposed to Jack Tanner being named a

federal judge and asking Carter not to nominate the
Tacoma attorney. On October 28, she received a
reply thanking her for her recommendation of
"Warren D. Riebe for a position in this ad-
ministration." Seeing her message hadn't gottent
through, she decided to write again, repeating her
opposition to the Tanner nomination. She received
an apology a week later, asking her to excuse the
mix-up in the earlier correspondence, adding "We
appreciate your recommendation of Jack Tanner."
Next time the woman wrote directly to the
president. She sent no further letters, but the non-
communication over Tanner continued. Last Jan.
19, the White House sent Tanner's name to the
Senate for confirmation. But on May 4, Carter,
while in Portland, Ore., said the Tanner recom-
mendation had not reached him yet. The next day,
the president's press secretary acknowledged Car-
ter did not know about Tanner's nomination going
through the White House earlier. But a more vexing
question still remains for the Seattle woman: Who
the hell is Warren D. Riebe?
On the outside ...
Our fearless forecasters tell us to expect widely
scattered afternoon showers. Translation: the rest
of the state will probably be blessed with beautiful
weather, with the rain falling only in Ann Arbor.
The rest of the day should be mostly sunny and
warmer with a high around 80.

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