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Wednesday, October 22, 1969
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TORCH GOAL $5 Million $10 M illion $15 Million $20 Million $25 Million $7,500,000 $12,500,000 $17,500,000 .$22,500,000 $Z7,500,000 944,916 . ... AtiJ!Xy mmt IIMI ,.. .,IM, .. a j i ... . Whatever Happened to . . . . . . John Quirk, the Detroit manufacturers - representative - author who created Cmdr. Peter Trees, a Bond-like character, and a bundle of money for himself a few years back? Looking more like Charlton Heston than ever with the advent of a crop of sideburns, Quirk is happily doing much his same thing from his home in California. And still sharing a long-. time friendship with Hoagy I (Stardust) Carmichael, golfing buddy and busi-- ness collaborator. It was ; business that brought the Quirks and Carmichael to : Our Town this trip. They're pushing a device called the Battery Guard that automatically turns off car lights and .; other electrical devices if ; a driver forgets. "There '. are others on the market, I but this sells at about a tenth the cost." It was in 1962 that Quirk wrote his first best-seller, ; "No Red Ribbons," about ,' the auto industry. He followed it with "The Hard Winners," touching on the same subject but mostly Quirk concerned with a West Virginia boy's struggle to leave his background, and then he whomped up Cmdr. Trees who swash-buckled through "The Bunnies" and others. Now, Quirk has three novels in progress, is still struggling to pound them into final shape. '.'I've worked harder on these than ever before." "Conflict of Interest" is concerned with infighting in the business world. "Portrait of Madness" deals with a wealthy man who mixes with drugs and other delights of the hippie world. The third, "Look Back in Wonder," is causing a conflict of interest between Quirk and his publisher. It's written in collaboration with a black man, Richard 3Iacon, and is almost biographical as it deals with Macon's finding of himself. "What bugs me," says Quirk, "is that the publisher will take the book if I change the main character to a militant. Well, he isn't and there'3 no way to make him one without distorting the whole book." Friend Carmichael, who is having fun by finding tunes on Our Town's touch dial system, is just back from Sweden where he did an hour special designed for television. There is a drawback that Carmichael did not foresee. The spe- cial was shot in black and white, and the people he hoped to sell it to won't buy anything but color. Thought for the Day All things come to him who waits, but not if he " waits in the wrong place. Today's Worst Joke Then there is the bit about the insurance salesman who bemoaned his in-, ability to sell a policy to &n Indian chief. He told his boss he'd tried 20-pay life, ordinary life and term, all with no success. "Why," demanded the boss, "didn't you try a little Injun annuity?" IT" u fplK Free Press Telephones To Place Want Ads For Home Delivery City News Desk Insurance Dept. All Other Calls Police Must Live in City May m BY DAVID COOPER City-County Bureau Chitf Mayor Cavanagh said Tuesday he will ask Police Commissioner Johannes F. Spreen to require policemen to live in Detroit if the city loses a court battle over an ordinance with an identical requirement. Cavanagh made the statement as he announced that the city will appeal a judge's ruling which overturned a 1968 Will the Police Move? lllilli EUGENE Pyrek: "I think many officers will . . . move out." Will Detroit police leave the city if Monday's court decision is upheld? To find out, Free Press staff writer Tom Le Lisle talked to several police officers Tuesday. The opinions of the policemen are on Page 7 A. . Blue Shield Rate Going Up 16.7 Pet. Free Pr Lansing Staff LANSING The State Insurance Commission Tuesday granted Michigan Blue Shield rate increases averaging 16.7 percent for its variable-fee health insurance plan. The rate increases will affect 4,900,000 Blue Shield customers in Michigan by the end of 1970. The increases are spread over the entire year by quarters, beginning Jan. 1 for those customers whose bills are due in the first quarter of the year. Approval of Blue Shield's request for a rate increase, filed with the insurance commission Aug. 29, means monthly insurance rates will increase by 13 percent, tD $13.51, for the cheapest plan, and by 23 percent, to $17.06 for the top plan. The company's M-75 plan, now being phased out, was not included in the petition and those rates are not to be increased now. Lame-Duck Mayors Warn Cities May Go Down Drain BY LADD NEUMAN Fre Press Staff Writer Mayor Cavanagh and four other mayors or former mayors concluded on a nationwide television show Tuesday that the United States must formulate a national urban policy before its cities go down the drain. The five men sipped wine and brandy at a Manoogian Actress Honored At UF Luncheon BY FRED OLMSTED Fret Press Staff Writer The Torch Drive, which actress Barbara Stanwyck called "the biggest helping thing in the entire world," tallied $2,944,916, or 10.2 percent of its 1969 goal, at its initial report luncheon Tuesday in Cobo Hall. Miss Stanwyck, the film and television star, addressed 500 volunteers In the campaign, which will continue through Nov. 6 'seeking $28,975,000. She called the achievements of the United Foundation "impressive." "It i s an efficient, e c o n omical and effective way to provide help," Miss S t a n-wyck said. She singled out aid to the blind, one of Barbara 200 services provided by the drive in the tri -county area. Miss Stanwyck contributes to the blind by making recordings. OX RECEIVING a plaque for her UF participation. Miss Stanwyck said: "It's my Academy Award." 222-6800 222-6500 222-6600 222-6470 222-6400 Page 3, Detroit ordinance requiring all city employes, including policemen, to live in Detroit. THE RULING was handed down Monday by Judge Thomas Roumell of the Wayne County Circuit Court. Although Roumell said that the ordinance was unconstitutional, he upheld the right of Detroit's police commissioner to impose a residency requirement on policemen. CARL Friewald: "There's not going to be any mass exodus." Mansion dinner as they discussed urban problems on a program presented by the National Educational Television (NET) network entitled "Goodbye City Hall." Cavanagh will be leaving office in January and the other four mayors have either left office recently or are about to leave. The show was seen in the Norman A. Bolz, luncheon chairman, noted that more than 95 cents out of every dollar contributed goes for support of the participating agencies, since the total operating cost is less than 5 percent. Bolz, a partner In the accounting firm of Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery, said he was confident that the drive will succeed. Hosts for the luncheon were Detroit area- banks and mortgage companies, five of which have qualified for gold honor awards for 90 percent or more participation by both salaried and hourly employes. The award recipients included Bank of the Commonwealth, Advance Mortgage Corp., Detroit Bank k Tru-t Co., Manufacturers National Bank and National Bank of Detroit. Section A The city's appeal of Rou-mell's decision could result in two similar Detroit residency cases being decided by the Michigan Supreme Court. . The other case is already pending before the Supreme Court. It was brought by non-police city employes who want to overturn a Civil Service Commission rule which requires city workers to live in Detroit. The civil service rule applies to 21,000 city employes other than police. Detroit's 5,000 policemen are not civil service employes. A suit to overturn the rule was begun last year by George Williams, a city employe acting for the others. The civil service rule was upheld in Wayne County Circuit Court, but overturned on appeal by the Michigan Court of Appeals. City legal officials have appealed that ruling to the Supreme Court. JUDGE ROUMELL'S ruling, if upheld, would overturn a 1968 city ordinance, which requires all city employes, including policemen to live in the city. The Detroit Police Officers Association (DPOA) brought the action to overturn the 1968 city ordinance. While the cases are on appeal, no mass movement by city employes or policemen is expected by city officials. Both the ordinance and the civil service rule allow policemen and other city workers to live outside Detroit in special, approved, hardship cases. Odd Accident Kills Oldster CADILLAC UP) Harvey Houston, 70, of Cadillac, died Tuesday when his car was struck by two tractor-trailer rigs on M-115, five miles west of Cadillac. Sheriff's deputies said Houston was trying to pass the two trucks on a shoulder while one was passing the other on the roadway. New York area Tuesday night. It can be seen on WTVS-TV, Channel 56, and on the rest of NET'S 170-member stations at 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE DINNER guests, dining on medium-rare prime rib while violinists serenaded them, included former mayors Arthur Naftalin of Minneapolis and John Collins of Boston and Mayors Joseph Barr of Pittsburgh and Allen Thompson of Jackson, Miss. All are Democrats although Thompson called himself a "Mississippi Democrat, not a full-fledged Democrat." "The situation is far more desperate in our huge urban centers than our national leadership realizes," said Cavanagh, during the one-hour show which was taped Oct. 16. "More volatile, much worse than the riots of '67, of '68," he said. Cavanagh criticized what he called the "lack of comprehension and understanding evidenced almost daily, not Just by President Nixon, but by the things that Vice-President Spiro Agnew says in the day-by-day announcements of Washington cutbacks of almost everything." Naftalin, in a whispery voice, was even more blunt: "The Nixon administration has been and Is a catastrophe. I don't believe President Nixon understands the character of the problems this nation faces." "You have a fortuitous patchwork of New Deal programs, demonstration proj ects, things that were develop ed in the Thirties, Forties, Fifties, some in the Sixties," said Cavanagh. "Until there's a commitment on the part of our national leadership to formu- Turn to Page "A, Column 1 THE SECOND FRONT Julian Bond: "Black people are entering a second period of gloom and despair' v ; Era of Blacks' Despair Seen BY DON LENHAUSEN - Free Press Staff Writer Black Americans are entering a period of "gloom and despair" similar to the Reconstruction period a century ago, Julian Bond said Tuesday. The Negro state representative from Georgia, speaking before students at Highland Park Community College, said "the similarity between that period . . , and this one is very frightening." THE FIRST ended with repressive laws requiring racial segregation in all aspects of life, he said, and "Jim Crow began to fly over the land." Now, he said, more than 25 states have passed repressive laws in recent years including one in West Virginia that would absolve from guilt a policeman who shoots someone in a crowd creating a disturbance, but makes everyone in the crowd guilty if the policeman is shot. Progress in both periods was marked by a belief that racial equality could be won through the courts and with ; GOV. Reagan: "The jungle is closing in on . . . civilization" County Jail Prisoner Walks Out A Wayne County Jail prisoner-turned-chameleon escaped Tuesday by blending in with a group of handcuffed prisoners being taken to Recorder's Court. William Duncan, 47, of 1635 Buena Vista, apparently supped out of holding cell, fell in with the prisoners, walked with them through the tunnel that links the jail and the courthouse, and sauntered n o n chalantly Duncan away. Duncan was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond, awaiting trial on a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Officials said he was wearing a dark green short-sleeved shirt, black pants and had two fingers of his left hand bandaged when he escaped. Undersheriff William Lucas said the department is investigating. PAGE Wednesday, October 22, 1969 A . - Gov. Reagan Denounces Moratorium Day Backers BY CLARK HOYT AND WILLIAM SERRIN Free Press Staff Writers FLINT California Gov. Ronald Reagan bitterly denounced last week's Vietnam War Moratorium and 'said the demonstrators gave "comfort and aid to the enemy." Reagan spoke Tuesday at a $100 a plate GOP fund-raisdng dinner at the IMA Auditorium attended by 1,500 Michigan Republicans, including Gov. Milliken and legislative leaders. Reagan said the Moratorium was "an arrogant gesture by those who would kibitz in a game when they haven't seen the cards with which the game is played." Four American presidents, Reagan told the Republicans, stood by the American commitment in Vietnam. "All four had information and facts only the President can have and all believed in the involvement of this country in that particular struggle," Reagan said. Reagan said the Moratorium Day demonstrations were "held In the name of peace and some of those who took part were deeply sincere, but others marched under the flag of a country that has killed 40,000 of Milliken' s Par ochaid Plan Leaves All Sides Unhappy Fourth in a series BY MARY ANN WESTON Free Press Staff Writer The parochaid proposal in Gov. Milliken'S educational reform package has generated about as much enthusiasm as cold mashed potatoes. Backers of state aid to nonpublic schools complain the money Isn't enough to rescue their financially hard-pressed schools. Parochaid opponents maintain that any aid to non-public schools is unconstitutional, no matter how it is given, and that accepting parochaid In principle opens the door for larger legislative appropriations in the future, and jeopardizes public education. So, inevitably, the parochaid issue will be hotly argued on theoretical, practical, constitutional and political grounds in the Legislature for the third straight year. Under the governor's plan, $25 million would go to parochial schools next year to church. the help of liberals, he said. But, just as a century ago, the belief has proved false and the liberals have grown tired of the fight. - .-, Bond, who was nominated for vice-president at. the Democratic National Convention last year, but withdrew, said both periods are the "offspring of illicit relationships" between northern and southern politicians.' ": He traced the present one to the Republican Nationgi Convention last year where President Nixon was said'to have made "deals" with Sen. Strom Thurmond, of South Carolina, to win southern support. This illicit relationship, Bond said, is at the roots of the prosecution of eight riot defendants in Chicago ancTin the slowdown of school integration. - v The "new politics" that started with the Watts riot qf 1965, he said, can also be seen in housewives who picket" over high meat prices, in high school students who . insist on the right to wear long hair, in farmers who dump milk and shoot pigs to protest low prices. ; The governor's education reform plan was attacked Tuesday by the state's leading education organization. See Page 5A. ; - pay salaries of 5,800 certified lay teachers for the time they devote to secular subjects. In future years, if the Legislature accepts the plan, up to two percent of the public school aid budget would go to subsidize teachers In nonpublic schools. THE PROPOSAL suggests that half of teachers' salaries for the time they spend teaching secular subjects be paid by the state in 1970-71 and 1971-72. This would increase to 75 percent of their salaries the next year. The governor's Commission on Educational Reform accepted the parochaid-backers' argument that the public has a responsibility to non-public Today's Chuckle : "When the eyes are closed,. the hearing becomes more. acute," a medical authority says. We have noticed several , persons experimenting - in. Free Press Photo by JOHN COLLIER . ; our American boys. Perhaps they were less concerned with peace than with the welfare of the enemy." The enemy 'hopes to win in "our streets" rather than on the battlefield in Vietnam!, Reagan said. "No one stands to gain more in his politj-cal fortunes than the President if peace came tomorrow," he said. But Reagan added that the President "must weigh the price of peace and sometimes the price is more than free men cah afford to pay." . At this point Rea-gan's speech was interrupted by loud applause. HE ALSO criticized the Housejpassed national tax-reform bill. He called it a DerrJ-ocratic plot that could destroy America's free enterprise. He said the proposed legislation is "a bill hatched in the back room; passed in the dark of night and smuggled through thie House ... a tax bill . . . concocted in a back room by staffs of a repudiated administration." I He said the tax reform bill has the poten- Turn to Pago 13A, Column 8 - - 1 1 rmm i n schools, that without state aid; many non-public schools Will close, forcing their students into totally tax-supported pub-lie schools. "There is ... a public stake in the plight of the non. public schools," the commission report said. "The existence and strength of non-public schools contribute to educa- , tional choice in Michigan. And educational choice can contribute to educational quality '. . . When non-public, schools close In Michigan, the pressures ou public schools are increased.'.' The report skirts the issue of whether or not parochaid violates the constitutional Turn to Page 6A, Column 5

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