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Page 8-Saturday, February 16, 1980-=The Michigan Daily
Wholesale prices
soar 1.6 per cent
(Continued from Page 1).
economists because it came despite an discouraging news," he said.
0.8 per cent decline in food prices, On the New York Stock Exchange,
which under normal circumstances the Dow Jones average of 30 industrials
would have been enough to hold down fell 8.79 to 884.k98, on the heels of a 10.07
the overall price index. drop Thursday. That lelft the average
But prices of goods other than food with a loss of 10.75 points for the week,
increased 2.4 per cent, the most for any breaking a string of five weekly
month since April of 1973, when they advances during which it smashed a net
rose 2.9 per cent. Gasoline prices rose gain of more than 66 points.
5.7 per cent and heating oil prices were
up 2 per cent. In addition to the rise in wholesale
Lyle E. Gramley, chairman of the prices, a spokesman said the board also
president's Council of Economic took into account the increase in
Advisers, said the report was evidence industrial production, an increase in
of "a widespread acceleration of retail sales of 2.3 per cent in January
inflation" in areas of the economy othe and an increase in lending by banks of
than food and fuel. about 13 per cent last month.
"THAT CERTAINLY is very, very

Velker not 'typical' Republican candidate

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problems in today's society to be greed,
self-interest, and dishonesty. "I would
like to pledge to the people that I will be
an honest councilman - if I don't do
what I say people shouldn't re-elect
me," he said.
Velker doesn't consider himself a
"typical" Republican. "I drive a
Toyota - an old beat-up one," he said,
"and I make under $15,000 a year. I
want to set an example in Council - I
think we could break down a lot of walls
in City Council," he stated.
On the issues, Velker favors City
Assessor Wayne Johnson's classified
property tax proposal that would
establish different tax assessments for

various kinds of property. The system
would ease property taxes for home
owners while increasing the proportion
paid by commercial and industrial
establishments. "I will try to keep from
raising taxes," Velker promised.
HE HAD NO ideas about what he
would eliminate if the city budget were
cut. "It wouldn't be recreation.. . I
would have to analyze this closer," he
Velker is not particularly convinced
that there is a housing shortage in Ann
Arbor, and he considers rent control as
"just another example of government
interfering where it-shouldn't. I own a
home and rent the upstairs," he said,
"and if I were told how to rent it, I don't
know if I'd rent it or not!"

He opposes a proposed downtown
development authority, a mechanism
that would sell city bonds in order to
help finance city development projects.
"As long as there are still apartments
available I'm a strong believer in the
free enterprise system," he said.
VELKER DOES not favor a recent
planning proposal to reduce the number
of persons per acre in the city. "To shut
off the growth of the city is unwise," he
said, "I'm convinced that if we limit it
too much it would cause more of a
housing shortage."
He also said that as a council member
he would weigh cost against service in
determining whether a shredder is the
most economical way to deal with the
solid waste problem.
Velker had no positive plans regar-

ding parking and energy issues. "If we
could have more parking, we'd have a
healthy downtown, and I would en-
courage that in every way," he said. He
explained that he favors an "incentive"
method of saving energy. "I don't think
the city can tell a business or home-
owner to turn out the lights."
Velker places the most emphasis on
his status as a life-time resident of Ann
Arbor, his political experience as a
former member of College Republicans
of the State, and his business experien-
ce at the radio station. He said that he
has the time available for the job
because his wife works and "We have
no children right now. I'm a home-
owner," he said, "I have a stake in the
community on the old West side. I want
people in my ward to be represented by
someone who cares about them."



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for council seat



109 N. Main S.-7b9-0109
"Ann Arbor's original Honky Tonk Dance Bar"

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with those involved in the controversy.
To increase the supply of housing in
the city, for example, Lalonde said "I
would meet with the building trade and
I would meet with the planning com-
mission and see what we could do to
help all sides. "
He is convinced such meetings would
solve problems such as high property

"THERE ARE very few people on
City Council who are tax experts. There
are many constituents who are well-
versed on tax matters, so I would get
their advice and take it right to the City
Council, to the city administrator, you
Lalonde said he wants to get involved
in politics "for the common good." He
asserted that he would base his
decisions as a councilmember on "just
the American way of life. I'm willing to
be fair. I can't think of any other way to
put it."
For someone running for City Coun-
cil, Lalonde keeps a low profile.

HE HAS an unlisted telephone num-
ber. Repeated attempts to reach him
this week through his employer, the
Yellow Cab Co., failed. He was finally
interviewed at his apartment on Dexter
Rd. last night.
After one attempt to reach him this
week, Lalonde sent the Daily a short,
but wide-ranging, issues statement.
The statement was sent special
delivery, presumbaly out of con-
sideration for a reporter's deadline.
In addition to reiterating his cam-
paign promise that he would meet with
voters once a week in his statement,
Lalonde pledged to:

* "Try to improve priorities re law
* "Do what I can to cut wasteful
* "Do what I can to improve the
health department's inspection
r "Work with community leaders to
create more jobs for the unemployed;
" "Keep a vigil on federal grants to
make sure that the grants are
distributed in an equitable' manner;
and finally,
"I will be sensitive to the sermon on
the mount."


Chesbrough counting on

February 17, 1980
Tossed Green Salad
Garlic Bread
Spaghetti and Meat Balls
Strawberry Shortcake
Coffee, Tea, or Milk

(Continued from Page 1)
main. I like working with people. I en-
joyed very much the jobs I was appoin-
ted to and I think I did an effective job,"
she said.
The mother of four, Chesbrough went
back to school in 1972, graduating from
the University in 1976 with a masters
degree in Education. She now teaches
civics at Slauson Intermediate High
She got involved in community issues
in the early seventies, doing "all of the
things women-my age do, or did, since
many more of us have to work for a
living (now)."
Chesbrough worked at the Ecology
Center and was a member of the

Parent-teacher-student Organization
Boards of local schools.
CHESBROUGH IS a moderate
Republican. She said she thinks "Ann
Arbor is a place where ideas are tried.
On energy, Chesbrough said, "I
would love to see Ann Arbor become a
leader in this whole thing of energy
One energy saving step that-the for-
mer AATA board member would sup-
port would be ways "to get people to
leave their cars at home."
She said she would consider ideas as
un-Republican as placing a toll on cars
entering the city r raising parking rates
in town.
Chesbrough supports a proposal for

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founded the Ann Arbor Conference and
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remembers the days a decade ago when
"it was considered a stain on your
blotter if the Daily endorsed you."
THE CANDIDATE advocates a city-
wide tax cut in a ward in which taxes
are the main issue. Gudenau also said
council should induce the state
legislature to change current property
assessment laws to lighten the tax
burden on single family homeowners.
All property in the city's is now
assessed at a rate of 50 per cent of
market value. Gudenau proposed
lowering this rate for residential
BUT GUDENAU places most of the
tI ouq
1140 South University

k credentials
cutting taxes, that originated with State
Representatives Roy Smith (R-
Ypsilanti) and Perry Bullard (D-Ann
THE PROPOSAL would eliminate
property taxes as the source of local
funding for education and substitute a
local income tax. Chesbrough said th
income tax would tap a broader
economic base in the community, since
University incomes would be taxed,
while University property is now tax
Despite moderate shadows on her
Republican image, Chesbrough is a
"strong believer in free enterprise.'
npaign closes
responsibility for cutting taxes on the
school board, which receives 60 per
cent of the property taxes collected in
the city.
GUDENAU SAID he would make it
much easier fokr people to build
housing in this community by cutting
some of the red tape that now entangles
developers trying to get plans approved
by the city.
The city should "treat a prospective
developer as kind of an important
person, instead of treating him as some
foreigner coming in to rape and pillage
the land," Gudenau said.
Gudenau opposes rent control, calling
it "socialism,' and said it would
decrease the amount of new housing
built and discourage landlords from
improving the quality of housing.
HE IS IN general a strong believer in
free enterprise, and support hiring
private firms to perform services
wherever feasible.
He said hiring contractors to do
public work is economical "because
bureaucrats traditionally cannot do
what private enterprise can do (even)
with the profit factor built in."
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