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January 15, 1987 - Image 3

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The Michigan Daily- Thursday, January 15, 1987 - Page 3

A last-minute change brought
about 30 people together in the
Michigan Union yesterday, to listen
to Martin Luther King Jr.'s ideas of
peace, justice, equality, and
freedom. Though separate forums
about the Hispanic and Native
American experiences had been
planned, it almost seemed the
change was inevitable.
Michael Garcia, a speaker at the
conference, said the two groups
share genetic, cultural, and ancestral
"The philosophy of Martin
Luther King belongs as much to
Hispanics as it does to blacks and
the beauty of this week's
observance of Dr. King's life and
contributions is an opportunity for
all of us to share in his
contributions," said Garcia, an East
Lansing consultant on Hispanic
concerns and multicultural
education. He added that King gave
an extra burst of life to civil rights
movements, for blacks, hispanics,
and Native Americans alike.
"Martin Luther King infused a
whole new drive, a whole new
enthusiasm. He raised public
awareness of rights that had been
denied," said Education Prof. Edwin
McClendon, a member of the
Choctau tribe. McClendon spoke
on Native American rights and the
civil rights movement.
"This is a major agenda and the
best we could say is that it's been
shoved on the back burner," said
McClendon, citing existing
inadequacies in land, health care,
economic, and educational rights.
The highest unemployment -
between 70 to 90 percent -is on
Indian reservations, he said.
King spurred the idea of a non-
violent civil rights movementF ad
while Native Americans have u ed
this to gain some of teir
constitutional rights, "There s a
large, unfinished agenda, there are
enormous tasks for us to
understand," McClendon said. -
-"I "think MLK wouldtbe col
cerned with the loss of public
concern and awareness, the failure
-to achieve economic justice, the
loss of federal support and
sensitivity, and the loss of focus on
excellence," McClendon said.

Handicap services may
face several changes

Before Darlys Topp assumed the position of director
of the University's Disabled Student Services Program
last month, the office had been operating without an
active director for 14 months. While the University
searched for a new director, disabled students criticized
the services they received during the wait.
The wait may be well worth it.
Topp said she is approaching her new position with
vigor; her secretary and students often have to remind
her that it is time to go home at the end of the day.
"The job is the best position I've had so far," Topp
said. "It fits me so well." Topp is the former director of
both the Handicapped Student Services and Career
Center at Hope College in Holland. She had her right
leg and hip amputated due to a rare form of cancer.
When she arrived at the University, the quality of
service offered to disabled students was not as bad as
Topp had originally expected, she said.
"It is a lot better than I thought it would be," Topp
said. She added that some of the problems in service
were remedied by having additional funding when she
arrived. For example, Topp has a work study student
helping in the office.
"It's not just me against the University of
Michigan. I've got a lot of people on my side," she

One of Topp's priorities is "to get rid of all the
stares and stairs," starting with access to the program
The office is located in the lower level of the Union
and consists of a reception area, an office, and a storage
area. The storage area is inaccessible by wheelchair and
houses an abundance of unused equipment for disabled
students that won't fit in the office.
During the tenure of the program's previous
director, James Kubiako, the office was more visible
on the Union's second floor, and consisted of a
reception area and three offices. Kubiako left for a
position at the Wayne County Intermediate school
district in 1985.
Topp said that although the University's classroom
buildings are easily accessible to disabled students,
most of the bathrooms in the buildings are not.
Topp's goal is "to remind folks that people with
disabilities exist on campus." She plans to hold a
campus-wide awareness day in October and make
presentations at University functions.
Topp said the challenges offered at the University
led her to pursue the University post and leave Hope.
"She is a caring, good person," said Robert Silver,
an LSA sophomore and work study student in the
office. "Since she is a handicap herself she c-in give
inspiration to handicapped students and o other
students as well."

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Marietta Bayliss, an Ann Arbor resident, applauds speaker Aldon
Morris. Bayliss graduated from the University in 1982 with a degree in
SpeecUhes reflecton
King's beli~efs

Two arcades open on South U'

(Continued from Page 1)
equality and justice. Morris
questioned whether the University
could ever produce a man like King.
"If we don't have those type of
values coming from the top of the
University, then we probably can't
produce a man like Martin Luther
King, Jr.," Morris said.
Morris said the University's
Affirmative Action Office "reflects
the larger, conservative power
structures at the University."
"Blacks have no power in the
Affirmative Action Office at the
University," Morris said. According
to Morris, whites hold the upper
level-positions there, while lower
level offices are reserved for blacks.
Other workshops held during the
day drew fewer participants than
"I think this underscores the need
to have the day off to honor Dr.

King," said Roderick Linzie, a
member of the Free South Africa
Coordinating Committee and
sociology graduate student. Last
term, University students pressured
the administration to do this, but
received little response.
In one presentation, Education
Prof. Charles Moody spoke on
public education and blacks, but only
six people attended.
Moody said blacks still do not
have equitable public education.
According to Moody, blacks who
came from Africa were not legally
allowed to be educated in the United
States, and in the 1940s, blacks were
discriminated against at the
University. For instance, they were
not allowed to live in the dorms or
use the Michigan Union, he said.
"Dr. King's dream is far from
reality." said Moody.

Two new shop and restaurant
clusters recently opened on South
University Street, sporting several
additions to new development on
the street.
Sully's, located at 1122 South
University, boasts four different
types of restaurants with a common
eating area, similar to Tally Hall or
The Michigan Union Grill.
Tio's specializes in Mexican
food, while the names say it all for
Sully's Soups, Salads and
Sandwiches, and Sully's Sweet
Shop. Tio's manager Tim Seaver
said, "We're not going to be real
fancy, but what we do, we'll do real
During its first two weeks of
business, the response to Sully's
has been excellent, Seaver said. He
said the restaurants have already
created a small following of regular
customers, in addition to the
constant flow of new patrons.
The restaurants are geared to-
wards the student population. LSA
sophomore Beth Gibson said that
she had come to Sully's because of
its convenience. "It's new here so I
thought that I'd try it," Gibson said.
Seaver is confident that the
location, quality products, simple
decor,'and atmosphere -including
a jukebox playing both oldies and
current music - will draw a large
number of students.
The new red brick building at
1220 South University - on the
site of an abandoned gas station -
houses eight tenants, including a
recently opened McDonald's and
Kinko's Copies. All My Muffins,
Little Caesar's, The Great Wall
Chinese restaurant, and a beauty
salon are among other shops still
under construction. The entire
complex is expected to be complete
at the end of February.
Planning for the new building,
designed by Tally Hall architects
Hobbes and Black, began in
early1986. The building will also

contain a commons area for about
50-75 seats.
Both Kinko's Copies and
McDonald's are continually busy.
LSA freshman Jamie Baker thought
McDonald's proximity to the Hill
dorms was a key to its success.

"I've been having Big Mac attacks
all week," she said. "I think it's
cool because of it's location."
Other businesses on South
University are also planning



Campus Cinema
The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock,
1957), CG, DBL,7 p.m., Nat. Sci.
Typical Hitchcock yarn of mistaken
identity. Henry Fonda is the man who
gets totally screwed over by our
judicial system when he's accused of a
series of hold-ups.
Sherlock, Jr. (Buster Keaton, 1924),
CG, DBL, 9 p.m., Nat. Sci.
The Great Stoneface plays a Walter
Mitty type who dreams of chasing
down villians.
Barefoot In The Park (G. Saks,
1967), Med, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., MLB
Cutesy tale of a young couple (Jane
Fonda and Robert Redford) making a
go at it in a run-down Greenwich
Village apartment. Funny and
romantic, despite the fact that Neil
Simon was behind it.
Stop Making Sense (Johnathan
Demme, 1984), MTF, 7:30 & 10
p.m., Mich.
David Byrne and Talking Heads burn
down the house in one of the best
concert films ever. If you're not a fan
by the time this one's over, you're
Shear Madness (M. Von Trotta,
1985), AAFC, 9 p.m., Aud A.
Two women share an innocent
relationship that gets misinterpreted,
resulting in much violence.
Robert Lovell- Arts at Mid Day,
12:15 p.m., Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room.
Lovell will give a history of the
bagpipes and will follow with the
playing of this great Scottish

Chemistry, 4 p.m., 1200 Chem. Bldg.
Lauren Weingarden-"The Poetics
of Technology: Louis H. Sullivan's
Transportation Building," 8 p.m., East
Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Prof Cigdem Kagitcibasi - "A
Model of Family ChangeaThrough
Developement: a Turkish Family in
Comparitive Respective," Cntr. for
Near Eastern and North African
Studies, 4 p.m., Rackham East
Conference Room.
Robert Port- "Speech Recognition
as a Linguistic Problem," 4 p.m., East
Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg.
Chuck'f Hastings - "The Pichita
Frontier... colonization Past and
Present In the Andean Foothills,"
noon, 2009 Museum of Anthropology.
Society of Women Engineers-
6:30 p.m., 1400 Chem Bldg.
Lesbian Network- 7 :30 p.m.,
Guild House, 802 Monroe St.
Ann Arbor War Tax Dis-
sidents- "National and International
Efforts to Create Legal 'Alternative
Service' for our Tax Dollars," 7:30
p.m., Ann Arbor Public Library,
Meeting Room.
Comedy Company- mass
meeting, 8:30 p.m., Michigan Union,
Pendelton Room.'
Candlelight Memorial Service-
In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King,
& p.m., Trotter House, (763-8973).
First National Bank Of
Chicago- First Scholar Program
Opportunities, 7 p.m., Michigan
League Library.

(Continued from Page 1)
- University officials, student
groups, and local neighborhood
residents - must work together in
the future to solve the student
housing shortage.
Out of the 45 lots proposed for
rezoning by the North Burns Park
Association, the Planning
Commission voted that five lots
will remain as dwellings for large
student and family group. These
are: 910-912 Baldwin, 1323-1325
and 1412 Cambridge, and1310 and
1530 Hill Street. 1530 Hill Street
will remain zoned for groups,




will host a presentation on January 15, from
5 - 7 p.m. in the Pendleton Room of the
Michigan Union. Reception following. Op-
portunities available for seniors interested in
banking and sales.

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