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Thursday, July 1, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

'Blue fi' hits Detroit police

By A and UP
DETROIT - Nearly 40 per cent of
Detroit police officers scheduled to work
the afternoon shift failed to show up yes-
terday in a "blue flu" epidemic in pro-
test of today's planned layoff of nearly
1,000 members of the force.
Almost one-fifth of the city's 5,200
member police force is scheduled to be
laid off today in a continuing city effort
to battle a multimillion-dollar budget
deficit.
POLICE CHIEF Philip Tannian said
357 officers, not including those to be
laid off, failed to report for night shift
work as scheduled. Day shift officers
were held over to fill vacancies.
Disciplinary a c tii o n may be taken
against some of the officers who called
in sick, and those unable to produce doc-
tors' vertificationi f illness will lose a
day's payt, a spokesman said.
One of those affected by cutbick tvwas
Officer J. B. Lawson, who said lie had
been told only Tuesday that he would
lose his job permanently.
"THIS REALLY caught me flatfooted,"
Lawson said, "and I don't know what I
will do naw. I joined the police force be-
cause I thought it was the place to be-
good job, security--I keep hoping this is
not happening to me, but I know it is."
"You work somewhere four years and
then they turn around and do something
like this, " another officer, Al Olariu,
said. "It's got to have a mental effect;
it's got to change your attitude toward
the city, eve if you're going to be re-
hired, like I am."
"When you taie off that badge, you
lose your security," Lawson said. "A lot
of people got arrested and some of the
officers who get laid off ask each other,
'Man, what you gonna do when you
btiup into that dude you locked up?'"
Holiday daze
A sign in the window of the Nickel's
Arcade Post Office reads "This office
will be closed July 5 (in observance of
the 4th of July)." No wonder people
complain that the postal service has
been a little slow lately.
Garbage shortage
The city of Detroit, which has been
troubled by a shortage of money recent-
ly, is now faced with another shortage-
garbage. Officials who are planning to
build a $100 million garbage recovery
plant to produce power for sale to two
power companies, are worried that there
may not be enough trash to run it. As
presently envisioned, the plant would re-
quire 5,700 tons of garbage a day. The
problem is that the city only collects
about 3,000 tons a day, The extra trash
could probably be obtained from private
haulers, prompting some to suggest an
ordinance - specifying that all garbage
created by the city belongs to the city
"
Happenings ...
. at noon Open Hearth presents
scenes from "Jesus Christ Super Star"
in the Pendelton rm of the Union,
"
Weather or not,
The hot weather is behind us for a
while as mostly cloudy skies dominate
the weather today, The chance of rain
is 40 per cent and highs will be near 70.

ONLY WOlEN were protected from
the cuitbacks. U.S. District Iidge Ralph
F recinat issued a temporary injinction
yesterday keeping all iwomen in their
tio for 10 days. During that time attor-
neys and police officials will determine
which women are protected by seniority.
Police Chief Tannian said that despite
the drop in manpiiower, basic police ser-
vices would not evaptorate. His state-
ment, hon-ever, Was schaLlenged by police
utiisn officials and sonie businessien.
"For example," Tannian std, "this
city got used to having the mounted pa-
trol leading parades, around parks and
around downtown We're not hiving thit
atiy mor' 'hat is a ditminishing of ser-
vices,

"1UT'1 WE'RE doitig eserythiiig we cian
to maintain iir ability to respoid to
radio rins iwhen the lives of citileins are
ii, danger "
Tanitiiian also pittacked critics :;wl ipre-
dicted critie rates wiuld soar after the
officers were laid off. lne such coiment
cmne from Ron Sexton, president of the
Detroit Police Oflicers Assiiciation.
The chief said Sextinti sioiild "get his
facs together before he opens his
imtith."
"I expect that to come from the most
incompetent police chief the city of De-
troit has ever had,' Sexton responded.
''He can't protect the people wsith ai
full ciirplement of officers, so he sure
can't do it iwith 1,000 laid off'"

THE U11K Of lt' t s wiv schledled
to hit specilty secliis, such as the
south bii-eauti tid t raffi'c dtliiitiisn, where
officers ivete ritter littaid ll if or tans-
ferred lii precinct staiiitns.
"We're ciopletely disbauded ' stud
It. Dvtid Whitaker iin aii xiliiost enpty
traffic div isioti iffice.
''We had St iiffi'eirs xii wit time. Now
ore htise nuottiinu. We still li-ise xaircroft
fItntg user tie ccrixexiss, hut see cxii
just rxdi )initfiutrmati o lit th( ipricinct,.
It i l Uhaveto1-1uTimore strain on the
SOecincts "
SOthE lDl's'SllNS, such is hliiiiicide,
iweie atucked iwithi snii ii fficirs antd
See D~Eol T, P'age 15

Headstrong
These two Rocky Mountain bighorns are neither sheepish nor horny-simply having a slight argument on the ramifications of
some mundane daily affair, presumably. They appear on an educational documentary film "The Wild Rockies."
Goldwater throws his support to Ford

WASHINGTON (A') - Sen. Barry Gold-
water, patriarch of Republican conserva-
tives, declared. yesterday that he favors
President Ford for the GOP presidential
nomination.
Goldwater said both Ford and chal-
lenger Ronald Reagan are genuine con-
servatives. He counseled Republican Na-
tiosal Convention delegates against "a
hair-splitting debate within the party"
over two candidates whose philosophies

are almost identical.
GOLDWATER'S endorsement was no
surprise. His preference had been clear
from the start-even though it aligned
him against the conservative Reagan,
who emerged as a national political fig-
ure by campaigning for the Arizona sen-
ator's ticket a dozen years ago,
Nonetheless, Ford managers said it
would have a significant impact in the
contest for nomination.

Legal Aid irons out problems

By LOUIS MOORE
Jonathan Rose sits slumped in his
chair, relaxing, He has just finished
frantically drawing up a complaint to
make sure it gets filed at the courthouse
before closing time,
He grins and quots something someone
wrote on a blackboard back in 1967 when
he was working for VISTA: "Lawyers
should be on tap, not on top."
ROSE IS the only full-time lawyer em-
ployed by the University Legal Aid So-
ciety (LAS). Most of the legal work is
done by a staff of law students and as
many as a dozen other volunteers-,some
of them ordinary undergraduates, others

students who have been given deferred
sentences in criminal cases in exchange
for doing such service work as this.
The University branch of LAS was
established in early 1971. Students had
long been in need of a campus Legal
Aid office, since the downtown branch
would not accept student clients unless
their parents met the financial guidelines
set up by the organization. The campus
office on the other hand, merely requires
the student to meet minimum-income
guidelines in order to qualify as a client.
Although the campus LAS office is an
official branch of the Washtenaw County
Legal Aid Society,-it is not federally
funded as are other LAS offices. Instead,
See LEGAL, Page 10

As Goldwater made his move, the
Associated Press count of Republican
delegates showed Ford with 1,001, Rea-
gan with 976, and 182 uncommitted.
There are still 98 delegates to be chosen.
MEANWILIIE, Jimmy Carter, who has
more than enough delegates for the Dem-
ocratic nomination, met with AFL-CIO
President George Meany in Washington.
Goldwater, the 1964 Republican presi-
dential nominee, endorsed the President
in a letter to GOP delegates. It was mail-
ed Tuesday and made public yesterday.
Ford telephoned Goldwater, who is
vacationing in northern Arizona mfter hip
surgery, to thank him personally.
GOLDWATER called Reagan on 'Tues-
day to advise him of the endorsement.
"I don't think the governor was par-
ticularly surprised, and I don't think it
will affect one delegate," said Mike
Deaver, chief of Reagnm's campaign
staff. "Mr. Gouldwater said the country
couldn't afford another change. Hut that's
exactly what the American people want,
a change."
Rogers Morton, Ford's campaign man-
ager, said the endorsement will have "a
profound effect on many delegates" at
the Kansas City convention. He said it
was evidence that party leaders believe
Ford's nomination is needed for GOP
unity.

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