Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan on October 25, 1971 · Page 16
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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan · Page 16

Lansing, Michigan
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Monday, October 25, 1971
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Articles Filed Cooley Would Be Name Of Local Law School State Journal Capitol Bureau Justice Thomas E. Brennan of the State Supreme Court said today a private law school, which he and two co-. sponsors propose to establish in Lansing, will be known as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Cooley was an eminent Michigan jurist a century ago, serving as a justice of the Supreme Court from 1863 to 1885. He died in 1898. Articles of incorporation for the school have been filed by Brennan; Louis A. Smith, Lan- THF STATE JOURNAL B-8 Mon., Oct. 25, 1971 Drive for One-House Legislature Opposed by House GOP Leader By United Press International House Republican leader Clifford H. Smart of Walled Lake said Friday Michigan's two-house legislature should be retained because a proposed one-house system "might cause more difficulties than it would solve." . "I personally feel that the checks and balances of a bicameral system are essential to good government for many reasons," Smart said in a statement revealing his opposition to the drive for a one-house legislature. So far, six House members-all Republicans-have formally announced their support for the campaign of Rep. Joseph Swallow, R-Alpena, to put the unicameral question on the ballot in November, 1972. Medical Doctors Get Year's Reprieve License Renewal Hits Dentists State Journal Capitol Bureau Michigan medical doctors will escape, for another year, higher license renewal fees approved by the Legislature lout the state's dentists are having to grit their teeth and pay another $15 for their renewals. A package of bills passed just before the Legislature left for vacation on Sept 10 boosted the annual renewal fee to $25 for doctors, osteopaths, Mine Firm Target of Senators By JERRY MOSKAL State Journal Washington Bureau WASHINGTON Court ! action has' been suggested by Michigan's two senators against a Minnesota firm accused of polluting Lake Superior with mining trailings. Republican Robert P. Griffin and Democrat Philip A. Hart asked for the legal move if Reserve Mining Co. fails to stop the pollution by an Oct. 28 federal deadline. Sens. Charles Percy, R-Ill., and Vance Hartke, D-Ind., also signed the request in a letter to William D. Ruckelshaus, administrator of the Environomental Protection Agency. They asked Ruck-elhaus to take the action if the firm fails to develop an acceptable on-land disposal system. "Although we recognize there may be considerable cost to the company in implementing an on-land disposal system, there are compelling reasons why continued pollution of this lake cannot be tolerated," they wrote Ruckelshaus. 67,000 TONS A DAY . Each day, they charged, the Silver Bay, Minn., firm dumps an - additional 67,000 tons of mining tailings into the lake. I the process, Griffin and Hart said the firm has to use 600 million gallons of fresh Lake Superior water daily. "Throughout the nation today," they said, "serious efforts are being made to correct the errors of the past where we have defiled nature's gifts of clean , air and water. The Reserve Mining case is one error of the past that must not go uncorrected." , - EPA has had the company under a 180-day notice to end the polluting. The notice expires Thursday. Griffin and Hart also noted that Reserve Mining must have a permit to continue the dumping of taconite tailings in the lake under the administration's Refuse Act program. GEHj 0 GET m l-HV.rU,TJj,'U.L.!''lll'l.m sing attorney, and John Gibbons, Brennan's former law clerk in the Supreme Court, who is currently studying for a graduate degree at New York University. Besides himself and Smith, Brennan said the provisional board of directors for the school includes State Appeals Judge John W. Fitzgerald, Ingham County Circuit Judge Jack W. W a r r e n, Wayne County Circuit Judge James L. Ryan and Russell Swaney, a retired businessman and president of the Economic Club of Detroit. Brennan said the group is negotiating to rent classroom and office space in the former St. Mary High School building. He said 30 prospective students have already applied for admission. If the proposal to establish the school is approved by the State Board of Education, Brennan said the first class would be admitted next Sep-tember. Smart said he was not speaking for the House' Republican leadership and would not actively work against the unicameral petition drive. A unicameral legislature could foster regional or one-party control of the legislative branch and "without the counter-weight of a second house, we could very likely have a good deal of precipipitous action," he said. . "I'm in favor of any method which would really Imporve the legislative process," Smart said, "but at this point I think the unicameral concept might cause more difficulties than it would solve in this particular state. And my philosophy is that you don't solve one problem by creating a dozen more." optometrists, chiroprac tors and dentists. The bill boosting the fee for dentists from $10 to $25 was given immediate effect by the Legislature, which means it takes effect as soon as it is signed by the governor. It was signed on Sept. 1, a month in advance of the Oct. 1 license renewal date for dentists, who already had received notification from the state ' that their old $10 fee was due. Charles E. Harmon, director of the Department of Licensing and Regulation, said notices were sent out asking the dentists for the additional $15. The increase was approved in Washington, D.C., by the Cost of Living Council, Harmon said, although the council rejected a legislative attempt to increase the cost of examinations for certified public accountants from $25 to $50, Welcome A 11 Colors, Griffin Tells Parties PORT HURON (UPI) Sen. Robert P. Griffin, R-Mich., has called upon both the Democratic and Republican parties to "keep their doors wide open at all levels to people of all colors", saying to do otherwise would only hurt the two-party system. In urging such a move Sun-d a y, the Senate Republican whip lashed out against the statement by top presidential contender Sen. Edmund Mu-skie, D-Maine that because of the climate in the country today, a black could not be elected to the vice presidency. "I rather suspect that the voyage from his foot to his mouth is one that Ed Muskie would just as soon forget," said Griffin at a freedom fund dinner for the Port Huron chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). "It remains to be seen whether the national press will let him forget it." NOTES SUCCESS The Michigan senator said "there is strong and mounting contrary evidence that qualified black candidates can and are being elected to high public office." Griffin emphasized however, that he was not about "to lead a dump-Agnew movement," in favor of a black vice presidential nominee on the GOP ticket. "The fact is that both political parties must keep their doors wide open at all levels to people of all colors," said Griffin. "To do otherwise is to encourage, yes to justify, the third - party movement advocated by some black leaders SGBGEHB Q 3HIi to. S3 TO BE HONORED Former Gov. John B. Swainson will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at Western Michigan University's commencement Dec. 18. The citation honoring the associate justice of the Michi-gan Supreme Court will cite his "distinguished career as a public servant, and particularly for his dedicated efforts to mitigate the problems of the handicapped and for his untiring efforts to combat drug abuse among teen-agers and young adults." Honorary doctoral degrees also will be awarded to Cornelia A. Robinson, former city commissioner of Kalamazoo; Daniel M. Ryan, editor of the Kalamazoo Gazette; and Anatol Rapoport, distinguished mathe mati-cian, biologist and mental health researcher who is a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. which would have taken effect this fall if approved by the council. 1 The medical doctor fee increase bill, however, was not given immediate effect by the Legislature. The doctors' fees are due on Jan.' 1, but the bill will not take effect until mid-March, so the doctors will have to pay only $5 this time around. Immediate effect given the other three professional classifications osteopaths boosted from $5 to $25, chiropractors and optometrists from $20 to $25 has no impact because those fees do not come due until next spring or summer, after the bills take effect. Harmon said Washington officials ruled that fee renewals were subject to increases voted by the Legislature, but fees for examinations and such could not be raised. and leaders of other groups-third parties which can only weaken and undermind our two-party system." THE GOOD-NATURED WHISKEY I -. IT MIXES We take the time to gentle the taste, to make our whiskey a sip smoother than That's why Imperial is so popular. Its rich taste comes on light and goes down easy. In any drink. Even the price is good-natured. '10 29 y2 Gal. 45 Qt. $063 Pint Includes All Ttxts BLENDED WHISKEY 86 PROOF 70 CRAM 1EUTRAI SPIRITS HIRAM Returning Lawmakers Face Logjam Concluded from Page One defeated on Aug. 13 but remains on the calendar for a second try probably sometime in the fall. Ranking high on the proper- Proxmire Criticizes Congress MIDLAND (AP) Sen. William Proxmire criticized Congress today, saying too many members have complained about the Executive Branch but have been "far too soft and weak-minded when the chips were down." "Instead of sneering and whining at mistaken presidential proposals while surrendering meekly to White House and Cabinet blandishments," the Wisconsin Democrat said, "Congress should stand on its own two feet and rebuff mistaken requests." Proxmire's attack was contained in a speech prepared for delivery to a group of businessmen' at the Northwood Institute here. CITES FAILURE He cited congressional failure to cut defense funds, noting that on a crucial vote on the F14 fighter "only four Republicans cast votes against it, and far too many liberal and progressive Democrats were either absent or went along with the Pentagon." "In the field of wage-price guidelines," Proxmire added, "Congress gave the President an unwarranted grant of power largely for political reasons. It not only gave him the ball game, but the ball park as well. "Now," he added,. "key members of Congress are urging us to extend that power without even taking a good tough look at it. "While many members of Congress have talked a good line on cutting military waste, ending the draft, putting a date certain to withdraw from Vietnam, and cutting back on the excessive number of troops in Europe," Proxmire said, "far too many have either voted wrong, been absent when the votes were cast or folded under White House, Pentagon or narrow interest pressures." Busing Backed by Vaughn State Rep. Jackie Vaughn, D-Detroit, says he will introduce a resolution. supporting busing as a means of achieving school " integration when the Michigan Legislature returns for its fall session Tuesday. ' "While busing is neither a completely satisfying nor a final solution to the social problem of segregation in education, it does attempt to cor-r e c t the imbalance and is clearly superior to our present circumstances," Vaughn said. Vaughn said persons opposed to busing are opposed to allowing minority children into their schools. "They are opposed to allowing a black child to have as good an education as a white Child," he said. "They want us to continue our divided two-society system." A number of lawmakers have said they plan to intoru-duce resolutions opposing busing when the Legislature returns. WELL IMPERJAl the rest. 30 STRAIGHT WHISKEYS MUM SONS INC., PE0RIIL HL JT I mnrnm I 4- n- Hfti.'. HIRAM WALKER I f V T M -T I i , jo :r i 3?." -3?'4r' & r ity list when the Legislature reconvenes is the $500 million welfare appropriation bill, the only 1971-72 budget bill yet to clear the governor's desk. The Department of Social Services has spending authorization through Oct. 31, but it is un-Iiely that is new budget can be finalized by that time. LINE-ITEMS A few budget line-item vetoes by Gov. Millike are likely to get eary attention from the Legislature, but it seems unlikely that his action will be overturned. Other items on the fall calendar, listed without regard to their proprity or chances of passage, include: A b o r t i o n law change, which cleared the Senate earlier this year after three years of intermittent debate and is now tabled in the House. Reformers to not appear to have the votes for passage in the House and a petition drive is now being conducted to get the issue on the November, 1972, ballot. Congressional redistrict-ing, an increasing controversy as the time draws near for action. Final census figures needed to remap the state's 19 districts are not available, but the debate should commence soon after the figures are available. have your pet Dacron boucle knits in new heathers at a special price! originally $16 to $32, now just . How to look pretty special for precious little? Just asserti-: ble an expensive ensemble look while all these posh knit separates are sale priced! There are tunic tops, sweaters, shirts, skirts, pants and. of course, a blazer to top it all! They're Dacron boucle. washable and uncrushable as ever, smarter than ever in new heathered royal, or wine. Tops 34 to 40; skirts, pants 8-1 8. . ' . SPORTSWEAR. WURZBURG'S 1 ' . DOWNTOWN AND LANSING MALL SHOP-BOTH STORES TONIGHT 'TIL 9 "No Fault" car insurance, debate on which is expected to begin this fall in the House. The subject is complex and controversial and no quick resolution is expected. Neither the House or the Senate has moved the bills form committee. Vietnam veteran benefits. A bill to offer a $100 million bond issue to pay for veteran's education and other benefits has cleared the Senate and awaits action in the House. D rug law change. The House passed a bill again this year but the Senate has yet to act. Supporters consider this year's .version far superior to the bill which almost won approval last December and consider chances of Senate approval good. It would lower penalties for possession and sale of marijuana and deal with other drugs as well. Increase small loan ceiling. The lid on small loans is now $1,000 and the bill on the House calendar would boost the limit by perhaps $500 with the new ceiling part of the controversy. Interest rates would also be hiked, subject perhaps to conditions of the President's economic plan. Boost city income taxes. A dozen outstate cities now impose a 1 per ceHt income tax, while Detroit has a 2 per cent levy. A bill to allow all cities to impose a 2 per cent tax has cleared the House and is now in a Senate Committee., ' Drunk driving level, A person is presumed drunk when he registers .15 or more on a breathalyzer. A bill to reduce the level for presumption to .10 has cleared the Senate and awaits action in the House. It has strong support by State Police and traffic safety groups. Pollution. Two key bills involve banning phosphate detergents and throw-away cans Specials Tuesday and Wednesday 225 S. Washington IV 9-8081 TENDER JUICY CLUB STEAK $ and bottles. While the recent controversy over the effects of phosphate detergents may slow House action on the Senate-passed phosphate bill, some debate is expected. Similarly, the cans and bottles debate is expected to be revived. Compulsory arbitration. The act enabling police and firemen to seek arbitration of their wage disputes expires next June 30 and the Legislature must act this year to extend the provisions of the bill, if it desires. 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