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Wed nesday, August 20, 1975
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Page Three

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may open
By ELAINE FLETCHER boost employme
Plans for an amusement park, government revi
so large that it could pack in research into the
football stadium sized crowds, a par kon neighbi
will go before the Pittsfield area planning, ut
Township planning commission systems is n eE
Thursday for a preliminary Reader.
hearing, according to Township
Treasurer James Reader. PLANNING co
Fun Times, the corporation land Bartholome'
that brought Cedar Point to ates are expected
Ohio, will be requesting per- meeting to comp
mission to launch its third park, tial effects of th
covering 185 acres and sand- velopment on surr
wiched between U.S. 23, I-94, with a similar Fi
and Carpenter Road. in St. Louis, Mis
The Pittsfield
PLANS FOR the project were proximity to a
relocated from the town of Irish stated one Harla
Hills southwest of the city, when will have addit
area residents there successful- tions: "It (the S
ly fought to block construction is way out in the
of the amusement park. where. It's quite
The park, employing 1500-2000 ent."
people, would bring in about "a But though the
half-million dollars in tax rev- is located within
enuce" annually, according to thickening belt of
Reader. one apartment co
But while the project would lane development

nt and local
enues, further
effects of such
oring residents,
ilities and road
e d e d, stated
nsultants Har-
ow and Associ-
I at Thursday's
are the poten-
t Pittsfield de-
rounding areas,
un Times park
park's close
major city,
nd consultant,
ional implica-
t. Louis park)
middle of no-
a bit differ-
property site
the city's ever
suburbia, only
omplex, Clover-
its, now stands

ar city
adjacent to the proposed park.
"I've heard rumors of the
project," commented the resi-
dent manager of Cloverlane
Assoc., "but I have no feelings
one waiy or the other, though it
would be good if it provided
LOCATED near the junction
of northbound U.S. 23 and west-
bound I-94 the park could be
expected to draw summer tour-
ists headed for one of the Great
Lakes as well as Detroiters and
local students looking for an
afternoon escape.
"The area is easily accessible
and strategically located," com-
mented Reader. "These people
(Fun-Times Assoc.) are no ama-
teurs; the more people they get
into the park the more dollars
they'll make."
Reader added that township
approval of the project would
probably t a k e between six
months and one year. Two years
would be required for construc-
tion of the park itself.

JERUSALE'\I /i)--Israel will
receive about $2 billion in Amer-
ican aid plus U.S.-guaranteed oil
supplies as part of an interim
agreement with Egypt expected
to last for at least three years,
a senior Israeli politician said
Washington also will sell Is-
rael "sophisticated and impor-
tant arms" as part of the pact
now being negotiated, said Yitz-
hak Navon, a veteran member
of Pt ime Minister Yitzhak Ra-
bin's Labor party. He spoke in
a televised debate with oppo-
nents of the proposed accord
and gave the most detailed ac-
count released so far of its pro-
THE AID package will be
AP Photo worked out, he said, during
Secretary of State Henry Kis-
singer s forthcoming Mideast
Navon said "two or three sub-
Colorado, jects are not yet settled" and
the daily they still could block any set-
Boulder tlement.
Longmont. Kissinger is scheduled to leave
strianship late today for Israel and Presi-
dent Ford said chances for a
Sinai agreement appear "rea-
>ag:::: sonably close."

agreement to give
$2 billion in aid

FOR THE second straight
d a y, demonstrators gathered
outside the U.S. Embassy,
claiming Israel will surrender
too much under the pact and
protesting Kissinger's scheduled
arrival tomorrow.
Navon, defending the negotia-
tions in the debate over state
television, presented this out-
The three-action pact would
include a direct agreement be-
tween Israel and Egypt pledging
that "the parties undertake not
to resort to force or to the
threat of force against each
other"; a second document in
which both sides provide indi-
rect assurances through the
United States, and a separate
agreement between America
and Israel on aid, arms and oil.
THE FIRST section, which
would be made public, states
that the agreement would be
in force until "superceded by
a new agreement." The man-
date for the U.N. buffer zone in
the Sinai would be renewed an-
nually for three years and a
joint Israeli-Egyptian commit-
tee would inspect implementa-
tion of the agreement.

Cargoes to and from Israel
would be allowed through the
Suez Canal.
Israel will withdraw from the
strategic Mitla and Gidi passes
and both armies would observe
troop movements through elec-
tronic listening posts manned
partly by U.S. civilian tech-
The second section with ldi-
rect assurances provides that
the U.N. force would be re-
moved only with the consent of
both Egypt and Israel and
Egypt would reduce its eco-
nomic and propaganda cam-
paigns against Israel, Navon
HE ADDED that eight more
clauses in the second section
"are not yet ironed out."
The third section deals with
U.S. 4id and oil, Navon said.
Israel would withdraw from
the captured Abu Rudeis oil-
fields and in return Washington
would guarantee to pay for oil
Israel must buy to replace the
Abu Rdeis output; America
would supply Israel's needs if
it can't find alternate sources,
and Washington would consider
See ISRAEL, Page 10

Horse sense
Fifteen year old Linda Ingram of -Boulder,
relaxes while her horse "Big Red" scans over
program during a break in the action at the
County Fair, that climaxed last weekend in I
Linda and her horse were entered in an eque

ity restoration: Little work

Second of a two-part series
Two months b e f o r e Briarwood opened, the city
government committed itself to the "preservation,
restoration and re-development" of the downtown area
by a City Council resolution.
So far, however, the city's actions have been limited
to verbal commitments and what Assistant City Plan-
ning Director Joe Monroe calls a "band-aid approach"
to rectifying a residential condition in the downtown
THE CITY recently changed the zoning laws to allow
apartments in the second and third floors of commer-
cial buildings. This was done to-help meet the need for
more downtown housing. But because of the state and
local ordinances which require that renovation of these
buildings include such things as more window space,
the installation of fire walls and total accessibility to
all f-.,ors for the handicapped, the financial feasibility

of apartments in some of the older commercial build-
ings is in doubt.
"We have conflicting reports," Monroe says. "There
are some instances where it is possible to renovate for
apartments. In other instances, the buildings would be
better used as commercial or office space totally."
Last month the City Planning Department came out
with a downtown plan which presents what they feel
is a plan for "realistic improvements" of downtown
Ann Arbor.
THE PLAN hopes to create "a unique downtown
neighborhood in Ann Arbor. . . . The downtown plan
does not attempt to create another Briarwood; it places
emphasis on a special historic commercial area, spe-
cialty shops, entertainment throughout, the day and
night, government and office uses and people of all
ages and incomes living in one area."
The plan calls for increased housing downtown with
a wide range of type and prices; acquisition and de-

velopment of land in the downtown area for use. as
parks; multiple use of land, buildings and facilities (for
example, residential usage in commercial buildings);
preservation of historically significant structures, sites
and streetscapes; and improving the management of
auto access, circulation and parking.
Parking is one of downtown's major problems.
SHOPPERS COMPLAIN they have to park too far
away or that they have to park in the structures. Mon-
roe says that there seems to be some reluctance on the
part of shoppers to use the structures.
Paul Kizer, manager of Kline's department store,
says women are concerned about their personal safety
in the elevators and in the parking areas which they
feel are too closed-off from view. Monroe feels that
shoppers dislike having to park on the upper floors,
especially if they only have a quick errand to run.
"Our goal in parking is to meet the need of both the
shopper and the worker. Obviousll, one of the ideal
See CITY, Page 10

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