Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan on June 6, 1974 · Page 21
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Lansing State Journal from Lansing, Michigan · Page 21

Lansing, Michigan
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Thursday, June 6, 1974
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THE STATE JOURNAL Thurs., June 6, 1974 C-7. Rock Concert Spurs Action on Controls r tf Electric Bus, r Pasteboard Passenger No, the Capital Area Transportation Authority hasn'f. decided to give up hauling passengers on its electric buses and go into the freight business. The, boxes full of maps you may see being chauf-feured5 around town by driver Don Doolittle simply provide about a ton of weight to simulate a full load of passengers. Tests of the controversial and often-broken-down experimental vehicles are to see if they measure up to performance specifications now that the manuf acturer has made repairs. If the tests are successful, CATA may have them back carrying passengers later this summer. f J S. -U iM'Wi m 1 . ' - Mto in Hi,,,,,, I ! v, ' I ' "A " W tf' ' WT Hilt Jlf Pi 'r , . .i f - ' j V . ff!ff iP iSii1::: J :j ...: ,. -zLi:Lmi ii Staff Photo by NORRtS INGELLS , By BARBARA MEEK Staff Writer . Although only half of the expected number of young people took note of the Northside Drive-in rock concert May 18, two governments are still reacting. ; DeWitt and Meridian Townships are considering outdoor gathering ordinances to regulate such concerts and other outdoor events. THE ORDINANCES admit-. tedly were sparked by the Kosmic Kowboy Productions' concert, which caused an uproar among DeWitt's citizens but which was a commerical failure (6,000 tickets "were, printed, only 3,000 attended). Although promoter Thomas Demeter of Durand asked for and received a county permit for the concert, attorneys for DeWitt Township, where the theater is located, and Clinton County weren't absolutely sure he needed it, since Northside is an outdoor theater. The proposed ordinances are patterned after a model statute distributed by Gov. Milli-ken during the summer of 1970, shortly after a three-day rock festival at Goose Lake near Jackson drew some 200,000 young people and was the scene of nude swimming and drugs. THAT ORDINANCE was adopted by several governmental units in the state, including Lansing. The model statute is aimed at "but not limited to" music festivals, rock festivals, peace festivals' or similar gatherings, but excludes events sponsored or conducted by governments on publicly owned land, or events sponsored by nonprofit, tax-exempt groups. Both the Meridian and De-Witt ordinances would force promoters of outdoor gatherings to apply for permits, spelling out in detail what provisions will be made for security, water, food, restrooms, medical facilities, waste disposal, swimming, traffic control, parking, camping, lighting, insurance, fencing, fire protection and communications. DeWitt's attorneys also have suggested a section on noise control. - - ( DEWITT Twp. ) MERIDIAN'S ORDINANCE, prepared by attorney David Vander Haagen and under review by the township board, follows the state model closely in specifying trie number of toilets, drinking fountains and. other facilities required. Among the provisions is that if the assembly is to last more' than 12 hours, the sponsor must provide one shower for each 100 expected to attend. DeWitt's ordinance would' leave most of those details to the township board. 1 Meridian's ordinance also follows the model and Lansing's ordinance in excluding events sponsored by nonprofit groups, but DeWitt's proposal would require licenses for those, too. IF DEWITT, and Meridian adopt the proposals, they would become the third and fourth such ordinances in the Lansing area. Lansing's was passed in October 1970, and Delta Township passed a similar ordinance regulating public entertainment in July 1971. Lansing Township and East Lansing considered the model ordinance several years ago, officials said, but neither unit has land parcels large enough to support1 a festivaL The few parcels in Lansing Township, said Supervisor Frank Fitzger-- aid, are not zoned properly for that use. , , DeWitt' Twp. Supervisor Dale Emerson predicted his board would pass its proposal "probably within a month,", adding, "I don't think we really want to ban any type of gathering. The Constitution al: lows freedom of assembly it doesn't say freedom of assembly except rock concerts. . . "But we do want to regulate them, so the community maintains its sanity and its safety." MERIDIAN'S ORDINANCE may be a little slower in clearing its board. Supervisor Steve Thomas said action on outdoor gatherings "was suggested by Supt. Richard Conti, who was looking at the problems DeWitt went through,, which I would guess most municipalities would, not want to go through." , Thomas said a more recent analysis of the problem indicates that the ordinance seems less urgent. "IF WE see something coming up, we'll deal with it then. Until then, I don't see that it's the job of government to get involved. I don't think we ought to get excited about it.' Attorney Vander Haagen said, however, he hoped the board would act on the ordi-nace. "If they want to have these kinds of controls available," he said, "they ought to do it before they're under the gun of a specific situation." More Commercially Profitable Dwarf Apple Trees Produce Shiny Fruit Shoppers whose eyes light up when they spot a shiny red apple are getting what they like to see from farmers who" use dwarf apple trees J " Michigan State University researches have found :that smaller trees allow a more uniform exposure to sunlight and thus develop better color. As ' an added bonus, researchers say dwarf trees are more com-ercially profitable than standard. "STANDARD TREES are about a thing of the past," said Dr. Robert Carlson, professor of horticulture at MSU. He said 75 to 80 per cent of the apple trees being planted in Michigan are dwarves. They grow only to about eight feet, compared to 20 to 25 feet for traditional trees. Both produce the same size fruit but the apples from smaller trees have the best color, he said. THE EMPHASIS on planting dwarf trees has grown at a swift rate in the last decade, with other.-'advantages than that of color and profit. Workers do not have to climb ladders to pluck the apples from the smaller trees. "We demonstrated to growers these trees are commercially practical. We can quadruple production per acre or more by growing these small trees," Carlson said. He said up to 500 dwarf apple trees can be grown on an acre, compared with about 40 standard trees. HE SAID root stocks are being developed at MSU to produce the dwarf trees for "stone fruits" cherrys, peaches, apricots and plums. Carlson said, however, it should be 10 to 15 years before these varieties become commercially practical. s r - Births v ; J GOFP To Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Goff, 4075 W. Holt Road, Holt, a daughter. Erin Mary, May 2, at Sparrow Hosoi- tal. Mrs. Goff is the former Joy Wad-s worth SCHIEBNER To Mr. and Mrs.-Joel Schiebner, 955! Braden, Haslett, a son, Joshua Joe, May 12, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Schiebner Is the former Vicki Hub- bCLUTE To Mr. and Mrs. Chester Clute, 5917 Edson, No. 4, Haslett, a daughter, Marsha Rene, May 8, at Sparrow Hospital Mrs. Clute is the former Karen LewAllen. WHITEHEAD To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Whitehead, 305 N. Pennsylvania, a daughter, Jennifer Lisa, May 4. at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Whitehead "is the former Deborah Andrews. SCHALLHORN To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schallhom. 429 Kensington, East Lansing, a son, Jacob Karl, May 22. at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Schall-horn Is the former Lynn Hutzel. BANISTER To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Banister, 1124 Albert, East Lansing, a daughter, Margaret Jo, May 22, at Sparrow Hospital. . ' MULDER To Mr. and Mrs. David Mulder, 531 E. Pacific, a daughter, Katherln Helene, May 22, at Sparrow H GAGE To Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Gage, 2037 Haslett Road, Haslett, a daughter, Jennifer Jill. May 21, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Gage is the former Patricia Iretonj - m WOODWARD To Mr. and Mrs. James Woodward, 1111-D University Village, East Lansing, a daughter, Kristin Marie, May 22, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Woodward Is the former Vicki GREEN To Mr. and Mrsi Stephen M. Green, 1836 E. Cavanaugh, a son, Stephen Michael II, May. 21, at Sparrow Hospital. - ZIMMERMAN To Mr. and Mrs. Duane Zimmerman, 604 Meadowlawn, a daughter, Jennifer Ann, May 20, at Sparrow Hospital. - HAYS Tp Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hays, 1833 Chester, a daughter, Danielle Kendra, May 20, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Hays is the former Diane Kendra. FINE To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fine, 112 Bingham, a daughter. Deborah Tamar, May 21, at Sparrow Hospital. JONES To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jones, 15910 Lowell, a son, James Lee, May 20, at Sparrow Hospital. SMELKER To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Smelker, 1029 Woodbine, - a son, Jeremy Michael, May 21, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Smelker is the former Susan Bennett. IMHOFF To Mr. and Mrs. Randy Imhoff, 895 Haslett, Williamston, a son, Gregory Scott, May 21, at Sparrow Hospital. BELKNAP To Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Belknap, 2137 Luwanna, a daughter. Tracey Marie, May 20, at Sparrow Hospital. MITCHELL ' To Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, 94 Agate Way, Williamston, a daughter. Amy Lynne, May 20, at Sparrow Hospital. RHINES To far. and Mrs. David Rhines, 5912 Haverhill, a daughter, Amanda Suzanne, May 21, at Sparrow Hospital. ' . PETERS To Mr. and Mrs. James Peters, 2501 Arrowhead, Okemos, a daughter, Margaret Lee, May 19, at Sparrow Hospital. SHAFFER To Mr. and Mrs.' Gary Shaffer, 205 Bismark, Williamston, a daughter, Jennifer Beth, May 19, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Shaffer Is the former Mary Wilson. WEGENKE To. Dr. and Mrs. Gary . Wegenke, 2139 Northampton Way, a son, Blake Lee, May 17, at Sparrow Hospital. TALIAFERRO To Mr. and Mrs. . Thomas A. Taliaferro Jr., 729 Morris, a son, Daniel Thomas, May 18, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Taliaferro is the former Ruth Geyer. GRAY To Mr. and Mrs. James " Gray, 2842 Coleman Road, a son, Jeffrey Michael, May 16, at Sparrow Hospital. Mrs. Gray Is the former Kather-ine Fineis. WARNELL To Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Warneil, 2700- Eaton Rapids, a daughter, Krlsten Kelly, May 17, at Sparrow Hospital. .' BRUMBAUGH To Mr. and Mrs. Ted Brumbaugh, 1516-3 Aurelius, Holt, a son. Kirk Joseph, May 18, at Sparrow Hospital. TAMER To Mr. and Mrs. Michael , Tamer, 6240 Marscott, a daughter, Michelle Leigh, May 14, at Lansing General Hospital. HEINIG To Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heinig, 1311 W. Shiawassee, a son, Andrew Michael, May 16, at Lansing General Hospital. CARTWRIGHT To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cartwright, 3005 Lafayette, a daughter, Wendy Dawn, May 16, at Lansing General Hospital. CAUDILL To Mr. eTd Mrs. Arthur Caudill, 1013 Edison, a son, Ashley Lee, May 16, at Lansing General Hospital. GAUTZ To Mr. and Mrs. aul Gautz, 6160 Park Lake Road, East Lansing, a daughter, Cassi Linea, May 17, at Lansing General Hospital. TAKE NOTICE thai tha undarsignad liwa duly in oor po rat ad Saint MichaaTs Proteatant Episcopal Church of Lansing. Michigan. Pursuant to statuta. notica is haraby flivan that tha first maating of tha Church axil ba hald on Sunday. Juna 16. 1974 at o'clock in tha fctranonn at 6S00 Amwood Dnva. Lansing, Michigan. Clark R. Acklay Charlas W. Dawson Mary Urbon 6 6 Capita Region Airport Authority Notice to Bidders - Notica is hereby given that the Capital Region Airport Authority will receive bids until 3:00 P.M.. EOT. June 12. 1974 for one (1) intermediate size automobile and one (1) panel van truck. Bid specifications are available at the Airport Manager's office. Capital City Airport; Lansing. Michigan 48906. The Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids. , ; Louis D. Bacon ' , Assistant Airport Manager . 6-20 SPORTACULAR SALE Take mm CMt to 'rail NIFTY KNIT TOPS AND SHORTS... AT 1.12 SAVINGS EACH )88 EACH REGULARLY '5 Pick your partners for cool, breezy comfort. Carefree machine-washable knits color-cued in summer-bright tones of coral, tan, red, navy, blue, yellow. Scoop up at savings and beat the heat! Knit tanktops in solid colors are all-nylon. Tops striped in white are nylon polyester." Misses' sizes 34 to 40. Doubleknit shorts, solid colors are all-nylon : '. . with polka dots, polyester. Both color-keyed to tops. Misses' 10 to 18. CLOTHES-BUDGET CONSCIOUS? USE WARDS CHARG-ALL are cool. Our hot values LANSING MALL 5220 WEST SAGINAW HWY. WARDS STORE HOURS MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. 'til 9:00 p.m. 1 SUNDAY 12 NOON TIL 5:00 pirn. PHONE 372-7150

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