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The Michigan Dily-Tuesday, August 1, 1978-Page 3
'U'sends house's
walls tumbling down

Many students seem to get lost in the
midst of the University's bureaucracy,
but this week the school caused an en-
tire house to vanish.
The two-story building, previously
known as 225-227 S. Thayer, was
levelled last Saturday, though the crew
working on the project won't have the
job finished until sometime this week.
UNIVERSITY officials already have
plans for the lot. "There will be some
landscaping and some parking
(replacing the house)," said Director of
Business Operations J. P. Weidenbach.
He said the space would be used by
University vehicles which need access
to the Modern Languages Building
(MLB). The vehicles had previously
parked on the street.
The University purchased the 75-
year-old home in September from Rose
"It's only logical that we should own

it (the lot)," Weidenbach said. The
area, which includes 4,356 square feet
of land, is bounded by the MLB, Hill
Auditorium and Burton Tower. Prior to
the purchase, it was the only lot on that
strip of land which was not University-
ACCORDING TO University Plant
Director Paul Spradlin, the building
was "an old brick house with a garage
falling down in back."
Weidenbach added-that the structure
"could no longer meet the (city
housing) code asa residence."
University officials did not destroy
the house during the school year
because several people had leased
rooms through last May. Weidenbach
said the house "had never been used for
University purposes."
Demolition was done by the Detroit-
based Mid-American Construction

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
A big yellow bulldozer lies waiting to clear away the rubble of a 75-year-old house
which was located next to the MIR. The site will be paved to put up anarking lot.


up to

Union leaders urge pact's defeat
By MICHAEL ARKUSH RATIFICATION ballots have been show union members their disap- HE EMPHASIZED it was the first
epresentatives of the National mailed and members are expected to proval," said Schaefer. time in negotiations with the Postal
ciation of Letter Carriers (NALC) receive them within a few days. THE UNION leader said many of the Service that union members have op-
mmended yesterday that the Jim Schaefer, vice-president of the 8,000 officials at the convention are posed a postal contract. The last two
n's rank-and-file members vote union's Ann Arbor Local 434, said union concerned that the union membership pacts were approved by postal em-
nst ratification of a tentative postal leaders also agreed to try to renegotiate will vote for ratification. ployees.
ract, a local union official reported. another contract if the temporary one is "People here are worried that The tentative three-year contract,
e nearly unanimous voice vote, rejected as expected. He said members without the leadership there to advise would provide workers with a 19.5 per
n during the union's week-long will strike if there is a long deadlock in the members, they might decide cent wage increase in base pay and ad-
'ention in Chicago, demonstrated subsequent talks with the Postal Ser- to quickly sign the new pact," he said. ditional cost-of-living benefits. But
whelming opposition by union vice. . Schaefer said representatives in union members have complained the
ership to the pact. The final "It was clearly the mood of the con- Chicago attacked the pact's cost-of- agreement fails to improve working
ication decision, however, is still vention that members are emphatically , living allowance, wage increases and conditions or compensate for an-
the 170000 NALC members, opposed to the contract and want to working condition rules. See NALCPa



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Happenings ...
quite simply are nowhere to be found. We
knew it was bound to happen (or should we say, not
happen) sooner or later. There are no happenings
today. That's right, none. Zero. Zilch. Goose eggs.
take the day off.

weeks ago, Amy was asked in a written interview
what she thought of the Berlin Wall. "Skip it," she
replied. A few days later, she told mother Rosalynn
about the interview and about her reply. "Well,
what did you think of the wall?" her mother asked.
"I think the same thing about the wall that I do
about apartheid in South Africa," Amy said.
Howard Friedman was only trying to keep cool,
but now he's burned up because a Royal Oak
restaurant owner gave him the cold shoulder last
week. Friedman, of Oak Park, has filed a sex
discrimination complaint with the Michigan civil
rights commission after a bartender at the Red Coat
Tavern told him he wouldn't be served because he
was wearing a tank top shirt which bared his
shoulders. "I was in shock," Friedman said. "I
asked him why and he said it was because I was
wearing a tank top. So I looked around me and
everywhere I looked there were women with bare
shoulders, or with strings holding up tube tops or in
tank tops like mine." But restaurant owner Pete
Brown appears unmoved by Friedman's suit,
calling it "the most stupid thing I'cve ever heard.
We don't have the same dress codes for men and
women." Until the complaint is resolved, it looks
like Friedman will just have to grin, but not bare it.

tourists apart in New York City. Tourists look up at
the skyscrapers while the residents keep an eye on
the ground, cautious of where they step. Beginning
today, however, there's a chance NewYorkers may
be able to look up once again. A new state law goes
into effect requiring dog owners to clean up after
their pets. Dr. Alan Beck, an animal behaviorist
and ecologist who heads the Animal Affairs division
of the city's Department of Health, estimates that
every day, the city's 700,000 dogs leave 350,000
pounds of fecal material and 166,000 gallons of urine
in New York's streets, lots and parks. Such a waste.
so Beck and others are hoping the threat of a $100
fine will convince owners to arm themselves with
homemade or store-bought "pooper-scoopers"
when they take their Fido for his daily con-
stitutional. But the way Beck talks, you'd swear he
came straight out of Detroit, not New York. "You
have emission controls on your car," he explained,
"and now you have emission control for your dog."
Ah, but how many miles does the dog get per
On the outside
What lack of imagination. Today will be just like
yesterday-partly sunny with a high in the low 80s
tomorrow, a few more clouds with a chance of
showers and a higharound 85

Amy Carter

Maybe 10-year-old Amy Carter is a lot smarter *
than we'd been led to believe. On her homeward Here's the scoop
flight from Germany with her parents a couple o Some people say it's ey ves aid

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