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Thursday, June 10, 1976 tHE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three
Judge delays release of
tenant funds to Reliable

District Court Judge Richard
Robinson ruled that $2.000 with-
held by striking tenants w dould
not be released to Reliable Real-
ty owner Edith Epstein until the
house in question was thorough-
ly repaired. The ruling stipu-
lates that the hotise be re-in-
spected by the city and then be
approved upon inspection by a
The visting judge from Ilo-
well also ruled in favor of the
tenants counterclaim, awarding
them $975 in damages incurred
while living in the Epstein
THE DECISION to have the
house reinspected by first the
city and then a judge came af-
ter three days of tenant testi-
After visiting the house yes-
terday, Chief IHousing Inspector
Bill Yadlosky acknowledged that
the premises was not tip to code
and admitted that this was the
second Epstein house reinspect-
ed and found to be in violation
of the housing code. The city
plans on reinspecting all the
Epstein houses in answer to
complaints by tenants.
One of the striking tenants
and an Ann Arbor Tenant Union
(TU) organizer, Kim Kimberlee,
commented, "We are pleased
that a judge will come out to
inspect the house to make sure
all the repair work is done and

liim gt:sd the housing inspectors
have wised ip toi Epstein and
will reinspect her houses thor-
oughts-." Itut. 'We are not
happy with the oonetary settle-
ntett, we feel we should have
gotten a fIll rebate at least for
the six neeks the bathroom
wasn't working'
TilE EIGHT tenants living at
736 S. State represented them-
selves throughout the four day
trial Kimberlee now believes
self-representation to be a "rea-
so nable tternative" to paying
a lavyer ecautse tenants "know
the conditions of their house bet-
ter and hose a real stake in the
Attorney for the Epstein's,
William Raymer. commented
that Robinson, "recognized the
tenants cotmplaints.' in his deci-
sion but the house at 736 S. State
was "not as had as people
would have you believe."
There is still no end in .iiht
to the five-month old TU strike
against Reliable Realty. Now
more than halfway through with
19 court cases, the two parties
remain firmly split over the
issue of rent control. TU has de-
manded a long lasting agree-
ment by Epstein to a TU pro-
posed rent c o n t r ol program
which the landlord has refused
to agree to. She also refuses
to sit down to bargain for
settlement unless the rent con-
trol issue is dropped.

Strumming out the blues
Guitarist Joe Young strums out some of that good ol' blues music last night at Second Chance.

Srian advance stopped
BEIRUT, Lebanon () - Palestinian There was no indication whether the has been estimated at up to 12,000
gutrrillas dud Lebanese leftists yester- Soviet warning was meant also for Syria Fierce battles between pro-Syriac
day halted Syria's armored drive into and other Arabs. anti-Syrian guerrillas and between
Whie House hassle Iebaion, claiming they knocked out or tiaras and Moslems rated on in R

in and

You can try to fight City Hall or
write to your congressman if youve
got a gripe, but don't complain to the
White House unless you're prepared to
face the consequences. The American
Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has ac-
cused the Secret Service of being "a
bit trigger happy" about sending peo-
ple for psychiatric examinations when
they bring a complaint to the President.
In a suit filed Tuesday, the ACLU re-
quested $300,000 in damages for a Phil-
adelphia man who claims he was il-
legally arrested at the White House and
hustled off to a mental hospital a year
ago after he tried to find out what
had happened to a letter he sent to
President Ford. The man was released
from the hospital two days later after
being found sane. An ACLU spokesper-
son said that the organization had been,
contacted by a number of other persons
who had been detained for psychiatric
examination after appearing at the
White House to voice complaints.
at 7:00 the UM sky divers will
hold their first jump course at 1024 E.
Engineering ... there will be a GEO
Steward's Council meeting at 7:30 in
the E. Conference Rm. of Rackham ...
at 8:00 in the Community Rm. of the
Ann Arbor Library, there will be a meet-
ing inaugurating a five-week campaign
for an ideal society in Ann Arbor ...
the play The North Beach Gang will
be on tonight at 8:00 in the RC And.
Weather or not
It will continue to be hot and mug-
- with a high today of 92. Skies will
be clear and sunny and the winds will
be light. Tonight's low will be near 60t
and there is a 20 per cent chance of rain.

captured 45 Syrian tanks in the three-day
Syria called a cease-fire and said token
Algerian and Libyan units were on their
way to Lebanon to help police it.
THE SOVIET Union called for an im-
mediate cease-fire and warned other na-
tions not to interfere in Lebanon, the
official Soviet news agency Tass report-
ed. The statement noted that France has
offered to send troops to Lebanon and
that the U.S. Navy has sent ships to the
"The Soviet Union is forced to declare
. . . that the Middle East is much closer
to the Soviet Union than to those who
issue such threats," Tass said. "In any
case, the Soviet Union is not less inter-
ested in how the situation in Lebanon
and around it develops . . . Nobody
should lose sight of this."

IN WASHINGTON, President Ford said
of the Syrian action, "We're against any
outside intervention." In response to an-
other quetsion, he said he thought Syria
had intervened "to get a political settle-
Israeli officials termed the fighting a
"major international war" but did not
indicate what action, if any, was planned
by Israel.
Two major Syrian thrusts-east of Bei-
rut on the Damascus highway and south
at the ancient port city of Sidon-were
stopped, at least for the time being', by
unexpectedly s t r o n g resistance from
Yasir Arafat's guerrillas and their allies
in the Lebanese Moslem-leftist alliance
led by Kamal Jumblatt.
SYRIA SAID a third column in north-
ern Lebanon was stopped at Tripoli, 40
miles north of Beirut. The Syrian force

and the capital was wracked with shell-
ing. Palestinian spokesmen reported-
more than five killed and 1,200 wounded
in the intraguerrilla war since Sunday.
The Moslem-controlled Beirut Radio
said Syrian jets twice bombed and
strafed the Ein el-Helweb Palestinian
refugee camps near Sidon, 25 miles south
of Beirut, killing 12 persons and wound-
ing five.
A Syrian spokesman in Damascus said
Syrian forces began observing a cease-
fire yesterday afternoon. But Western
correspondents said Syrian tank and
troop reinforcements continued to roll
toward Beirut.
The spokesman said "symbolic units"
of Algerian and Libyan troops would
arrive in Damascus last night. He said
a joint military committee would be
formed to police the cease-fire in Leb-

Pierce hits govt. waste in Diag speech

Democratic Congresional hopeful Ed-
ward Pierce yesterday criticized what he
termed the "tremendous a m o u n t of
waste" in government spending and
urged the nation's leaders to become
more responsive to needs of the people
before a small Diag gathering.
Pierce, vying for the Second Congres-
sional District seat being vacated by
Rep. Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor), stress-
ed defense spending, health care and
economic justice in his remarks.
"I'M TRYING to change the national
priorities of our country," he told the
sweltering crowd.
Pierce blasted the government for
over-spending on defense, citing the $106
billion defense spending bill approved

Tuesday by the House Appropriations
Committee as an example. The measure
was reported to be the single largest
money bill ever passed.
He suggested that the government
spend the money on what he considers
to be more useful programs, such as
national health care.
PIERCE, 46, a physician who left pri-
vate practice and founded the Summit
Medical Center, a facility catering to
low income members in the community,
insisted that people should not have to
"go bankrupt getting proper medical
"I don't think it's right that a person's
pocket should determine the quality of
medical care he gets," Pierce said.
He called for the establishment of a

national health care program to provide
proper medical treatment for those re-
quiring it, adding that medical care for
all is part of his "economic justice" pro-
everybody in our society who partici-
pates - men, w o m e n, and children -
should have decent housing, food, edu-
cation, and medical care," Pierce ex-
"Nobody in this country should be de-
nied an education on the basis of a lack
of wealth," he said.
To attain this goal of economic justice,
Pierce suggested that Congress work to
tackle the problems of unemployment
and inflation.
See PIERCE, Page 10

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