The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, February 18, 1986 - Page 3
to present Adams House case
By KURT SERBUS
Representatives of the Ann Arbor Historic
District Commission will try to convince the
first Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
morrow that it should not tear down the
Henry Carter Adams House on Hill Street,
which the commission considers an historic
Church leaders -are considering tearing
down the house and converting much of the
property into a parking lot. The church also
plans to add foliage to beautify the area.
ADAMS, a University economics
professor, built the house in 1894, and it has
stood at 1421 Hill St. since then. The church
Wurchased the house in 1963, and it spon-
sored the Ark coffee house as part of its
youth outreach program until the Ark
moved to Main Street in 1984.
The Washtenaw/Hill Historic Study
Committee has declared that the Adams site
is one of the 40 most significant buildings in
that district, so developers can get a 25 per-
cent federal tax credit on any refurbishing
Michael Brooks, executive director of the
Hillel Foundation, said Hillel had made a
"very generous offer" to buy the land, but
the church leadership voted to turn it down.
"We planned to restore the house and use it
as an annex for meetings, programs, and for
visiting scholars and performing artists,"
HILLEL EVEN offered to build a
driveway connecting the church to Hill
Street, but that proposal was also turned
down. The church originally bought the
property so it would have access to Hill
Street. Church spokesman Carl Gieder said
the house itself was of secondary importan-
ce to the land. He said the church wants to
have the property available if it decides to
In addition, Gieder said, selling the house
could mean restricting the church's access
to Hill Street, "and with the immense
amount of traffic we have on Sundays, this
is not practical or safe."
THE DESTRUCTION of the house would
allow the church to widen the pedestrian
walkway to allow safer Sunday traffic.
"The way it is now, there's too much of a
possibility of someone getting hurt," Gieder
Landscaping the property is also impor-
tant to the Church, Gieder said, as is the
high cost of maintaining the house. "We feel
the house warrants razing because it's cost-
prohibitive," he said.
Rosemarion Blake, chairwoman of the
Historic District Commission, hopes that
she and other committee members can
change church leaders' minds at
tomorrow's meeting. "Hopefully the church
will realize that this is a very important part
of this district and very worth saving," she
Blake said the house will be nominated as
a national historical landmark on March 6,
but the church can still demolish the house if
it wants to.
The commission's efforts may be in vain
because the Session, the ruling body of the
church, voted in December to demolish the
house. It later decided to delay the
demolition in order to hear arguments on
why the house should be saved.
Mary Hathaway, who is a member of the
church and the Historic District Com-
mission, helped convince the church to
delay its decision. "I think an element of
impatience crept in, and we need to step
back and examine this," she said.
Housing allows student to stay
By EVE BECKER
University housing officials gran-
ed engineering freshman Greg
rown an extension of his dormitory
lease after threatening two weeks ago
to evict the Couzens resident because
ie exhibited conduct "which could
eapordize life, limb, and property."
Housing officials agreed to let
Brown move from Couzens to South
Quad as long as he stays out of
trouble. Brown distributed a flyer in
December condemning building
director Jerral Jackson, but later
apologized after the incident. He said
he was shocked when a security guard
hand-delivered an eviction notice two
BROWN MOVED into South Quad
The housing office originally plan-
ned to terminate Brown's lease and
his meal contract because of the flyer,
which Jackson said was offensive and
John Finn, assistant director of
housing, later suggested that Brown
do community work or talk to a
psychologist, but recently settled on a
Brown said he was allowed to
remain in the dormitory system
because he cooperated with housing
officials. "When things were talked
over, it just worked out," he said.
The behavioral contract Brown
signed only requires that he avoid
receiving any more written warnings
about his behavior, he said.
Brown said he realized after talking
to Finn that statements he made in
the flyer, including a pledge to "make
(Jackson's) life a living hell," were
inappropriate because he had no per-
sonal conflicts with Jackson.
When Brown received the eviction
notice two weeks ago, his hallmates
gathered about 150 signatures on a
petition protesting the severity of the
punishment. "We did it to show that it
was done in a sloppy manner and the
reasons for the eviction were not
justified," said engineering freshman
Religious faiths unite: Mom stay home
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Religious
.,roups often at odds with each other
esterday sided with a religious
school that refused to rehire a teacher it
believes should remain home with her
children and has taken its case to the
In separate statements, the
American Jewish Committee, the
U.S. Catholic Conference and
Americans United for Separation of
Church and State, said they filed
friend-of-the-court briefs with the
court on behalf of Dayton Christian
Schools, Inc., a consortium of
fundamentalist schools in Ohio.
AT ISSUE is a clash between
religious beliefs and anti-
In 1979, Linda Hoskinson, a teacher
at the Dayton Christian Schools, com-
plained to the Ohio Civil Rights Com-
mission because the school's principal
refused to agree to rehire her the year
following the birth of her child.
She was told that she would not be
rehired because the school's religious
tenets included the belief that
mothers should stay home and take
care of their young children.
When Hoskinson sought the advice
of an attorney, she was permanently
fired for violating the biblical "chain-
of-command" by seeking the advice
of a secular authority.
Hoskinson's complaint to the rights
commission concluded there was
probable cause to believe the schools
had violated anti-discrimination laws.
That conclusion was upheld by a Wet 'n' wild
federal district court but overturned A huge wave breaks over a van nea
at the appellate level. rains and high winds to Northern C
Guerrillas capture Israelis
in declared security zone
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r San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. A severe winter storm brought heavy
around Ann Arbor
Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati, 1958) MT
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The simple, uncluttered life of
Monsieur is contrasted to that of his
sister and brother-in-law, who live in
an ultra-modern, gadget-laden
home. Won an Oscar for best foreign
Guarneri Quartet - University
Musical Society, 8 p.m., Rackham
This twenty-year-old string quar-
tet will play pieces by Beethoven in-
cluding Quartets in E-flat, A Major,
Op. 18, No. 5 and E minor, Op. 59, No.
University Band/Percussion En-
semble - School of Music, 8 p.m.,
Hill Auditorium, (763-4726).
Conducted by Eric Becher, these
two ensembles will perform Roger
Nixon's Fiesta del Pacifico, Percy
Grainger's Ye Bands and Braes
O'Bonnie Doon, and Copland's El
Bars and Clubs
The Ark - (761-1451) - Chris and
Bill Barton, American and Irish
Bird of Paradise - (662-8310) -
Bill Heid Trio bebop and blues.
The Blind Pig - (996-8555) - The
Reducers, blues, country, and punk
The Earle -(994-0211) - Larry
Manderville, solo piano
Mr. Floods Party - (995-2132)-
The Wingnuts, rockabilly
Mountain Jack's - (665-1133) -
Billy Alberts, easy listening
The Nectarine Ballroom - (994-
5436) - High Energy Dance Music
with DJ Roger LeLievre
Rick's American Cafe - (996-2747
- Cadeau a Vous, funk
U-Club - (763-2236) - Reggae
Dance Party, Dj Tom Simonian
Teshone Wagaw - "Appropriate
Technology in Health Care, Food
Production, and Famine Relief,"
Control in the 1980's and Beyond,"
Political Science, noon , Commons
Room, Lane Hall.
Eric Lipson - Undergraduate
Law Club, 7 p.m., Kuenzel Room,
James Morgan - "Life After
Retirement: Trading Skills,
Sharing Ideas," 1 p.m., Zion
Robert Super - "The Editing of
Nineteenth Century Texts," COSCA,
4 p.m., W. Conf. Room, Rackham.
John Powell - "A Visitor's
Reflections on the Soviet Union,"
Ecumenical Campus Center, noon,
603 E. Madison.
Stevo Julius - "Physiology of
12:30 p.m., 4054 KHRI.
Herb Pickett - "Rotational Spec-
troscopy as a Tool for Stratospheric
Studies," Chemistry, 4 p.m., 1300
University Aikido Club - 5 p.m.,
Wrestling Toom, IMSB.
Farm Labor Organizing Commit-
tee - 5:30 p.m., U-Club.
AIESEC - International Business
Club - 5:30p.m., 131 Business
Action Against Aids - 7 p.m.,
Investigating Careers in the Non-
Profit/Social Change Sector -
Career Planning & Placement
program, 4:10 p.m.
Defining a Career Objective -
Career Plannin & Placement
program, 4:20 p.m.
Film Series - Near Eastern &
North African Studies, 7 p.m., Aud.
A, Angell Hall.
Supervision, Pt. II, Superinten-
dants Rights and Responsibilities -
HRD workshop, 8:30 a.m.
Making Travel Arrangements -
HRD workshop, 9 a.m.
Basic Math Review - HRD
workshop, 1 p.m.
Negotiation Skills for Office Staff
- HRD workshop, 1 p.m.
Midwest Student Medical Resear-
ch Forum XVII - Medical
School/AMA-ERF, 8 a.m., Towsley
terim Force in Lebanon said by
telephone only that two Israeli
soldiers were captured.
The Isrealis said the ambush oc-
curred in the Beit Yahun region - the
same area as Bint Jbeil.
An Israeli military source, who
spoke on condidition of anonymity,
said the missing soldiers were low-
ranking army officers who had been
traveling in civilian cars. The source
said the ambush took place at about
noon, when guerrillas waiting at a
bend in the road set off an explosive
charge as a three-vehicle convoy of
civilian cars was passing on a routine
The Lebanese security sources said
Irish and Ghanaian troops of the U.N.
Interim Force in Lebanon, the
peacekeeping troops known as
UNIFIL, set up a score of checkpoin-
ts in an attempt to halt the Israeli
BUT THE Israelis used helicopters
to leapfrog the roadblocks, and other
Israeli troops in tanks and armored
personnel carriers moved northward
along roads with no checkpoints, the
It was the largest Israeli operation
north of the security zone since Dec. 3,
when several hundred soldiers with
tanks and gunships attacked a
guerrilla base near Hasbaya, 10 miles
north of the border. The zone extends
six miles from the border at most
The Islamic Resistance, a name
used by fundamentalist Moslems
fighting the Israelis in south Lebanon,
said in a statement that the'captured
Israelis were "being treated for
Lebanese television showed a film of
a man in a bed under a bloodstained
sheet, with his entire head bandaged,
and said he was one of the prisoners.
THE GUERRILLA statement said
photos of the prisoners and a list of
demands would be forthcoming. It
claimed 10 Israelis were killed and all
guerrillas involved in the ambush
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BONN, West Germany (AP) -
Prosecutors said yesterday they will
investigate allegations that Chan-
cellor Helmut Kohl lied to a state
legislative committee looking into
campaign financing irregularities.
It will be the first prosecutors have
investigated an incumbent chan-
cellor. The probe could result in
criminal charges that carry penalties
ranging from three months to five
years in jail.
Prosecutors in Koblenz will pursue
a complaint filed against Kohl last
month by Otto Schily, a prominent
member of the anti-nuclear Greens
party, said Hans Seelinger,
spokesman for the prosecutor's office.
Schily alleges that Kohl, a Christian
Democrat, lied on July 18 to a
legislative committee in Rhineland-
Pfalz state that met in Mainz to in-
vestigate alleged schemes to evade
taxes on campaign contributions
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fice had not been notified of the
Koblenz investigation officially but
that Kohl was not worried about the
investigation, "because he made his
statement to the investigative com-
mittee in Mainz to the best of his
knowledge and belief."
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