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Atlanta mayor'
seeks aid for
youth protection

Mayor Maynard Jackson asked the
Reagan administration for $1.25 million
yesterday to help fund a strictly super-
vised summer program for his city's
children because of the unsolved mur-
ders of 26 young blacks here.
Jackson and other local officials,
worried about the dangers the summer
could pose to unguarded children, went
to Washington seeking help in footing
some costs of their "Safe Summer"
have funneled $1.5 million to Atlanta for
the task force investigating the cases of
26 murdered and one missing young
black since July 1979 and $1 million for
children's counseling. -
"We would have cut off our right arms
if we could have avoided coming here"
to ask for for federal aid, the mayor told
Washington reporters, but "we've
exhausted the other possibilities."
Jackson said Vice President George
Bush, who met with the Georgia
delegation, promised to give the
request a "hard and fast look" and to
reply as soon as possible.
BUSH DISCUSSED the plea with
Jackson, Fulton County Commission
Chairman Michael Lomax and DeKalb
County Commission Chairman Manuel
Maloof. Most of Atlanta lies in Fulton
County, the rest is in DeKalb.

When 73,000 schoolchildren - most of
them black - leave school next month,
the city plans to have 47 supervised
play programs in operation from 8a.m.
to6 p.m. each weekday.
Officials in Atlanta and the two coun-
ties say they need more money for ex-
tra counselors and day camp sites.
Some employees will be obtained
through the city's CETA program and
paid with CETA funds.
ATLANTA SAYS IT needs $718,110,
DeKalb County about $300,000 and
Fulton County $237,900. Each has
money for extra costs.
Meanwhile, city attornies were
arranging the terms of a $400,000
donation offered by world heavyweight
boxing champion Muhammad Ali for
the city's reward fund.
The surprise gift Saturday from the
former heavyweight boxing champion
boosted the city's fund for information
in the crimes to $500,000, the largest
reward ever offered in the city or in
Georgia for information in a case,
Public Safety Commissioner Lee
Brown said.
Jackson says he is confident the
$500,000 reward would encourage
people to contribute information about
the crimes. But police spokesman
Roger Harris said there was no im-
mediate change in the number of calls
fieldedby the task force.

Mobile home reject
Charlie, a 3-year-old springer spaniel, measures 20 inches from paws to
shoulder, but that's 2 inches too many for the Sterling Estates mobile home
park in Sterling Heights, Mich. Charlie and his owners, Rich and Debbie
Radzioch, may be evicted from the park because the dog is 2 inches taller
than the newly enforced 18-inch requirement. "Any animal that's too
big . .. we ask that it be removed from the park," said Patty Davidson, a
manager at Sterling Estates. "Rules are rules." The rule was always on the
books, but it wasn't enforced until there was a management change at the
park last October, Mrs. Davidson explained. Radzioch was told to bring the
animal in for an official measurement after a maintenance worker spotted
the dog. Charlie measured in at 2 inches over the limit and the Radziochs
were given three days to get rid of him. At least three other park dwellers got
rid of their dogs when asked, Mrs. Davidson said. After refusing to part with
the animal, the couple received a notice Monday that eviction proceedings
would begin unless they left Sterling Estates by June 6. They now have their
mobile home up for sale. "How can they expect me to throw out Charlie?"
said Mrs. Radzioch. "That dog's my kid."
Tarnish needed
Portland, Oregon prefers a tarnished image, Paul Himmelman has
discovered. Himmelman, general manager of the Benson Hotel, decided to
clean and polish a city-owned fountain in front of the hotel, and now the city
might bill him for $600 for his efforts. Three hotel employees worked three
days with solvents and steel wool to clean the bronze, four-armed fountain,
one of 20 donated to the city nearly 70 years ago by the hotel. Himmelman
sayd the job cost about $15. But Portland Water Bureau officials said the
workers ruined the greenish-brown tarnish that settles on bronze after years
of exposure to the elements, and that it might cost $600 to restore the
oxidized finish. "Oxidizing gives it that dark, velvety appearance," said Gail
Black, supervisor of water operations. "Actually, if you appreciate that kind
of thing, it's beautiful." Q
Today's weather
Look for clearing skies today with slightly warmer temperatures. Today's
expected high is in the upper 50s. Q
ISMRRD - Conf., "Alternatives Assignments and Intervention Strategies
for Infants at High Risk and their Families," 1a.m., Menselssohn Theatre.
Baseball - M vs. Wayne State, 1p.m., Fisher Stadium.
Department of Linguistics - lecture by Kenneth Pike, 8 p.m., Rackham
Aud. E
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Vol. XCI, No. 5-S
Tuesday, May 12, 1981
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