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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVI, No. 52-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 23, 1976 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
By MIKE NORTON AS THE SUN went down and twi- ple were in the process of being
light deepened, men, women and chil- evicted, he said.
YP Constant sewage backups, shoddy dren gathered in small, quiet groups "WHAT THEY'RE trying to do is
Y D S g ro u maintenance, and poor security mea- on a handball court at Sunridge and force people out and move people
sures have plagued the residents of listened as Dennis Galbraith of YTU from St. Joe's Hospital in," he claim-
Stinridge Apartments ever since the explained the mechanics of organi- ed.
r tYpsilanti Township complex was built. ing a rent strike. The new St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital,
p But now, what appears to be a con- "We carried out a successful strike less than a mile away, is in the final
certed effort to evict dozens of low- here in 1972," he told them. "We stages of completion.
ahe income families and individuals has should be able to do it again." "The management says that people
w h o les stirred the tenants to action. Last Poor maintenance and insufficient haven't been paying their rent - but
night over 50 of them met with rep- security were part of the picture; ac- tenants have been trying to pay, and
resentatives of the Ypsilanti Tenants' cording to Galbraith. But the attempt the management has refused to ac-
Union (YTU) and Washtenaw County at wholesale evictions on the part of cept their money," he added.
e v ICtIo n S Legal Aid to consider action against the Sunridge management was the ACCORDING TO Galbraith, the Sun-
the management of the 382-unit de- main issue. Though it was hard to ridge management - Schostack Bro-
velopment. get the exact figures, at least 80 peo- See YPSI, Page 2
Congress enacts job bill

Ford's veto
By AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - Congress enacted a
$3.95 billion public works employment
bill yesterday over President Ford's
veto but failed to override his veto of a
$3.3 billion military construction bill.
The House had voted to reject the veto
of the military construction bill that
Ford said would interfere with his power
to close unneeded U. S. military bases.
BUT THE SENATE vote on overrid-
ing was 51 to 42, or 11 short of the re-
quired two-thirds majority.
President Ford issued a statement
saying he was "keenly disappointed" by
the congressional action in enacting the
poblic works bill.
Ford said Congress is not sufficiently
concerned about "the risks of double
digit inflation," adding: "it would rather
create $4 billion worth of temporary,
goernment-funded jobs than let those
s-' dollors go to work in the private
sector to produce real, rewarding, last-
ing jobs."
THE HOUSE VOTE on the public serv-
ice jobs bill was 310 to 96, or 39 more
than the required two-thirds. Only 1S
Democrats voted to sustain the veto,
while 57 Republicans joined 253 Demo-
crats in voting to override.
The Senate voted 73 to 24 Wednesday
to override, so the House action was
To override the military construction
veto, the House voted 270 to 131, two
more than the required two-thirds, with
228 Democrats and 43 Republicans vot-
ing to override, 37 Democrats and 94
Republicans to sustain.
charges marked the House debate on
the Jobs bill, with emphasis on Ford's
two-year record of 53 vetoes. This was
the ninth veto to be overriden.
The legislation authorizes $2 billion
for grants to state and local govern-
ment for public works that can be
storted within nine days. It also au-
thorizes $1.25 billion in grants for state
and local governments in high unem-
ployment areas to maintain essential
services and avoid layoffs.
Supporters said the bill will create
See CONGRESS, Page 2

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
Kayak enthusiasts enjoy a refreshing practice ride on the Huron River yesterday; a smart way to avoid the hot crowds
at the Art Fair.
Senate caniddates debate

special to The Daily
GRAND RAPIDS - Seven candidates for the state's soon-
to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat last night tried to turn political
rhetoric into substantive issues before television cameras here.
Appearing in two separate segments for a program to be
aired Sunday on WOTV-Grand Rapids were Congressman
Marvin Esch, former Congressman Robert Huber, University
Regent Deane Baker, and former Michigan Supreme Court
Justice Thomas Brennan-all Republicans.
ALSO PRESENT were Congressmen Donald Riegle, Con-
gressman James O'Hara and Birmingham lawyer James Els-
man--all Democrats. Secretary of State Richard Austin, the
fourth Democratic candidate and the front-runner was at a
charity event in Detroit. The other Democrats have attacked
Austin for not presenting his stands on the issues in a public
The candidates emphasized their ideological stance without
much focus on legislative issues. Both parties are having dif-

ficulty drawing attention to a campaign which is without
major emotional issues, and the candidates have been forced
to jockey for appeal with proclamations of legislative com-
petence, non-politician status, or governmental integrity.
The generally calm atmosphere became tense for a moment
when a questioner asked Democrat O'Hara to comment on his
recent label of Riegle as a "political transvestite." Riegle
switched from the Republican party to the Democratic in
February 1973. O'Hara said it was merely a rhetorical term,
but went on to say that Riegle should have waited awhile to
run for the senate, and "establish his credentials as a Demo-
crat." O'Hara pointed out that Riegle would cast his first
Democratic vote in the upcoming primary.
RIEGLE SAID, in fact, he had first voted Democratic in
1970, when he said he voted for Philip Hart over Lenore
Romney-the first time he had revealed that fact, he said.
O'Hara jumped on Riegle, asking why Riegle had voted for
Hart when he had sought the Republican senate nomination
See SENATE, Page 2

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