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Page Five


Detroit violence:
No repeat of '67
By JUDITH RUSKIN that the ugliness of the crowd
Associated Press Writer had diminished since Monday
night when several beatings of
DETROIT - Black control of whites by blacks were reported.
city government and memories "At one point it was a very
of 1967 have helped keep this explosive situation," said Cole-
week's r a c i a I troubles from man Young, who took over in
spreading despite high unem- January 1974 as the city's first
ployment, officials and civil black mayor. "People in the
rights leaders say. community and the Police De-
Many residents of the small partment are to be compliment-
area of northwest Detroit af- ed for keeping their cool."
fected by the disturbances said Young and others saw vast
they have been laid off for differences between the week's
months and are losing hope. disturbances and the urban con-
Some civic leaders fear De- flagration of eight years ago
troit's jobless rate of 23 per that left 43 dead and cost $200
cent is turning the city into a million in property damage.
social tinder box awaiting igni-
tion. "I THINK Detroiters learned
some lessons from 1967," said
"THERE ARE a lot of peo- Police Chief Philip Tannian.
ple out on the streets," said the "The majority of people don't
Rev. William Cunningham, di- want to see that again."
rector of the biracial civil rights
group Focus-Hope. "It gets hot. "n 1967, the city was under
There's no money to go any- a different administration," said
where and people get frus- Father Cunningham. Blacks are
trated. They don't want to sit now the majority of the city
at home breaking p e n c i1 s. population of about 1.5 million
They'll go out and break some- and have moved into a domi-
thing else." nant position in City Hall.
One young man who said he "A lot of the street kids are
was unemployed said: "If this going to listen to the present
didn't kick it off, something else leadership better than they did
would. It's gonna be hell broke in 1967," Father Cunningham
ot. If not this time, then next said.
week or next month."
PENT - UP frustration o v e r
Police leaves were canceled racism, not hard times, caused
again yesterday after 36 more the 1967 riot, Father Cunning-
persons were arrested Tuesday ham said. "In 1967 you didn't
night in a series of skirmishes have anything like the conditions
between black youths and police. you have today. In '67 conditions
FEW INJURIES were report- were good. It wasn't the hungry
ed as windows were smashed, and poor, but the employed hit-
several businesses were fire- ting the streets."
bombed or set ablaze and police Neighborhood residents who
were pelted with bottles and
rocks, ransacked Chinarian's bar Tues-
Police said 99 persons have day night said he had a reputa-
been arrested since disturbances tion for discriminating against
began Monday night after white blacks. Some suggested that
bar owner Andrew Chinarian, made-it a neighborhood, rather
39, fatally shot a black youth, than citywide, problem.
Obie Wynn, 18, in the back of
the head. Police said Chinarian . Judith Ruskin is a former
told officers he shot Wynn be- managing editor of The Daily.
cause Wynn was tampering with - -
his car; area residents said
Wynn was sitting on Chinarian's D. uC s
car and ran when he saw the - a Uslan
Chinarian was charged with Full Contact Lens Service
second-degree murder and re- Visual Examinations
leased on $500 bond pending a
hearing 548 CH URCH ST.
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AP Photo
DETROIT police officers Denise Halloran and Jack Curry stand on guard duty on Detroit's Liver-
nois Ave. yesterday after a second night of violence following the shooting of a black youth Mon-
day night.
Defroi calm afer 2 days of violence

(Continued from Page 1)
The fires were extinguished
within minutes, authorities said.
Only one person was reported
seriously hurt, a fireman cut
by flying glass when a brick

smashed a fire truck windshield.
At least 10 persons were in-
jured late Monday and e a r 1 y-
ruesday, one of them a 5I-year
old white man dragged from his
car and beaten by a black gang.

The man, Marian Pyszko, re-
mained in critical condition yes-
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