The Michigan Daily-Tuesday. June 13. 1978-Page 3
Belcher tells AATA to
By DAN OBERDORFER
Mayor Louis Belcher warned City
Council last night that the Ann Arbor
Transit Authority (AATA) must
become financially self-sufficient
because large state and federal sub-
sidies may not be availalbe permanen-
Last week AATA announced it would
operate at a $115,000 deficit this year.
BELCHER POINTED to the drastic
property tax cuts mandated by Califor-
nia voters last week, saying, "It's about
time we in government . . . start
listening to what people are telling us.
People want more mileage out of their
"We must get a system of mass tran-
sit people will use which after a period
of time will support its own weight,"
Belcher said, referring to the $4.5
million government subsidy AATA will
receive this year.
Council's brief discussion of AATA
came during consideration of the ap-
pointment of Gary Hentz, vocational
counselor at Washtenaw Community
College, for a five-year term on AATA's
board of directors.
HENTZ' APPOINTMENT was ac-
cepted 7-4 after a vigorous partisan
debate. Councilwoman Leslie Morris
(D-Second Ward) charged that Hentz
should not be appointed because he has
never ridden on any city mass transit
Belcher agreed the appointment was
"unusual" but suggested AATA needed
diverse viewpoints to help wipe out is
In other action, Council unanimously
approved a proposal to apply for a
grant to study Ann Arbor's future
The $314,000 comprehensive study,
which would be paid for by the federal
government through its Community
Development Block Grant Program,
would take two years to complete.
Young D.C. intern
recounts experience Daily Photo by JOHN KNO)
THIS MAN IS TAKING a hearty bite into his burger, but he should savor each mor
before the prices increase.
By ELIZABETH SLOWIK State Department briefings, tunnelling
Leveille Jean-Gilles graduated from through the Library of Congress
Community High School in Ann Arbor researching foreign affairs, and even
Monday. But while most high school sneaking into a few discos.
students were reveling at graduation Jean-Gilles was an intern in the office
parties, 17-year-old Jean-Gilles spent of U.S. Representative Carl Pursell in L o cal resta u ra n ts k eep
th arereserved for college students.
THE OVERALL experience was just
fantastic," said Jean-Gilles. "The
highlight of my life is someday to be an
ambassador or something dealing with
the State Department."
"I was very impressed with Lee,"
commented Pursell. "He has outstan-
ding prospects in diplomatic work. The
experience of having him in the office
was a nice mutual partnership. It was
good for Lee and good for me in the of-
fice as well," the representative con-
Jean-Gilles went to State Department
briefings on Europe, Asia, and Japan,
then wrote reports on them for Pursell.
BUT HE ALSO enjoyed other aspects
of his work. "One highlight for me was
to read a lot of letters sent to the
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hamburger prices stable
By MICHAEL ARKUSH
Local restaurants and fast food
chains are slowly compensating for the
rising beef prices by limiting staff and
improving efficiency but are refraining
from increasing prices.
An informal survey shows that most
local restaurants have managed to
either maintain the same prices or
slightly increase them. Some
restaurant owners claim their prices
will be further increased if statewide
beef prices don't begin to drop within
the next several weeks.
"WE'RE TRYING to tighten the belt
here by saving part of the labor. We
were going to hire more people for the
summer, but to make up for the rising
prices, I've begun working more to
reduce our costs. There is just no other
way, said Samuel Tocco, owner of one
of the local Big Boy franchises.
But he added that if President Car-
ter's proposal to import more foreign
beef into the country is not successful,
he might have to increase prices.
Paul Reinhard, national manager of
corporate public relations for Burger
King, argues that Carter's proposal
won't have a substantial effect on any
change in meat prices.
REINHARD POINTED out that
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Anthropology prof dies
University Anthropology Prof. Richard Bear-
dsley, 59, died Friday in University Hospital. Bear-,
dsley specialized in the anthropology of the Far
East, and was the director of the Center for
Japanese Studies at the time of his death. Memorial
services will be held at St. Andrews Church on N.
Division Tuesday at 4:00. His widow requests that
no flowers be sent but that contributions for a
"ethnographic art" fund be donated to the Depar-
tment of Anthropology; 221 Angell Hall. Checks
should be payable to the University of Michian and
should be marked Beardsley Memorial Fund.
... are late-starting today, so you can sleep or
play until 7 p.m. when the Ann Arbor Film Co-op
will present a free showing of Aruzza in Aud. A,
Angell Hall . . or if you're more politically con-
scious, there will be a meeting of the Washtenaw
County Coalition Against Apartheid also at 7 at
Guild House . . . and at 9 at the Ark, there will be a
benefit for the World Youth Festival in Cuba.
Last Saturday the police in Burlington, N.C., ran
an auction to get rid of the unclaimed items they
collected, and make a little money for the force. To
add to the intrigue, police put all the items in
opaque, brown bags, so no one knew what he or she
was buying. But the system backfired because the
police weren't quite sure what they were selling,
either, and one lucky bidder bought himself a pound
or marijuana at considerable less than market
price. But fortunately, for the police, the buyer had
a conscience and returned the bag unused. It would
never have been tht way in Ann Arbor.
There is $6,000 free for the taking in Boontown,
N.J. all youhaveto do is dig up a bag
of onions. You see, Ms. Morganstern acciden-
tally threw out several diamond rings and
necklaces with an old bag of onions when she moved
to her new home last month. In preparation for the
move, Marganstern wrapped the jewelry in tissue
paper, stuck them in an old sack of onions, and
put them in the refrigerator, where she figured no
thief would ever find them. But after the move,
when she was cleaning, she forgot about the
jewels, and threw the onions out with the garbage.
By the time she realized what she had done, the
garbage had been picked up and buried in the dump.
Now that was a bag of onions that was really power-
ful; even now that is it underground, it still makes
Morganstern cry. *
On the outside ...
... "on a wonderful day like today, I defy any
cloud to appear in the sky; dare any raindrop to
drop in my eye," and for once the weather will obey,
as we expect a high of 67 under sunny skies.
Tonight's low will dip to the low 50's, and tomorrow
will be even better with a high of 74, and lots ofsun.