The Michigan Daily
Vol. XCIII, No. 12-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-- Saturday, June 4, 1983 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Youth Corps attracts few
By DAN GRANTHAM
Governor James Blanchard's Michigan Youth Cor-
ps job program may be a success in Detroit and Lan-
sing, but the response in Ann Arbor has been unen-
Edwin Cable, manager of the Ann Arbor Michigan
Employment Security Commission (MESC) office at
the Maple Village Shopping Center, said only 124
people have signed up since the office began accep-
ting applications Wednesday.
IN DETROIT, 600 youths filled out applications in
the first hour Wednesday, and 500 Lansing people
turned out on the first day.
The low turnout at a time when jobs are so scarce
By KAREN TENSA
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - With roostertails flying behind their
machines, the Formula I racers looked more like
hydroplanes than high-speed cars.
A water drenched race course didn't hold-up the
first qualifying day for Sunday's Detroit Grand Prix
II. While the steady rainfall may have discouraged
some prospective spectators, yesterday's free ad-
missions drew a large crowd.
THE GROUP included the likes of businessmen on
their lunch break, school-aged kids taking a day
away from the books and of course, die-hard racing
fans. Office workers and professionals peered out
windows in the Renaissance Center and other down-
town buildings watching the cars warm up.
Bleachers around the track were open to those un-
daunted by the rain. Eager Detroit-area residents sat
back and enjoyed the fast-paced show of cars.
Camera buffs tried, many in vain, to capture the
"THIS IS A GREAT photo opportunity," said Mike
Hughes of Detroit. "But it's simply too hard to shoot
in this rain."
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has the office puzzled, Cable said. "We expected
more," he said, adding that "it's hard to believe they
haven't heard about (the program)."
The Youth Corps could provide up to 60,000 jobs for
people between the ages of 18 and 21. Those who are
unemployed and heads of households will have first
priority, but anyone is eligible to apply.
MOST OF the jobs will involve repair and clean-up
work in state parks and along state highways. They
will pay minimum wage and will last for eight to
While some of the money for the program will come
from the state, the federal government will be
providing funds for 35,000 of the jobs.
Doug Ross, director of the MESC Youth Corps
program, said the feeble response in Ann Arbor has
his office concerned.
"STATE-WIDE, (response) has been very strong,"
he said, pointing to the more than 22,000 applications
received during the first two days of the program.
Ross attributed the low turnout to the state's failure
.oo lIAR PoPe A
Formula I racer Jean-Pierre Jarier kicks upa spray of water during a qualifying run on the rain soaked track at
the Detroit Grand Prix yesterday.
By BARBARA MISLE
Apex Drugs faces a possible $5
million penalty over the disputed firing
of more than 300 union employees last
June when the company bought the
Michigan chain of 29 Cunningham
Drugstores, attorneys said.
The National Labor Relations Board
(NLRB) will issue a formal complaint
early next week charging that Apex
discriminated against former Cun-
ningham employees when it took over
the stores, said Jim Stevens, board at-
An administrative law judge from
Washington will hear the case in
Detroit, at a trial scheduled for July 5,
to rule if Apex must rehire former Cun-
ningham employees and be fined a
year's worth of back pay, Stevens said.
The NLRB, an agency of the federal
government, has been investigating the
union's charges for 10 months while
members of the United Food and Com-
mercial Workers Union Local 876 have
picketed Apex stores, including the four
located in Ann Arbor at the Westgate,
Georgetown, Arborland and Plymouth
Road shopping centers.
The union members also claimed that
Apex and Cunningham are exactly the
same company with different names,
but the board would not support this
charge. Union members said the sale
See APEX, Page 10
Wolverines start Series
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