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9 It's 28 for McLain as Tigers See Page IB in, MILD METRO Stocks Firm Trading Heavy See Page 10, Section A Ten Cents Mostly Sunny High: 70-74. Low: 42-48 Map and Details on Pan 15-B FRIDAY HOURLY TEMPERATURES 3 P.m. 70 7 p.m. 68 11 p.m. 62 4 P.m. 71 8 p.m. 66 12 mid. 60 5 p.m. 70 9 p.m. 64 l a.m. 59 6 p.m. 69 10 p.m. 63 2 a.m. S6 ON GUARD FOR 137 YEARS Vol. 138 No. 125 Saturday, September 7, 1968 3 w Action Line Dial 222-6464 Action Line solves problems, gets. answers, cuts-red tape, stands up for your rights. Write Action Line, Box 881, Detroit, Mich. 48231. Or dial 222-6464 between 8:30 ajn. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ten dollars to park your car for a World Series game! That's what I hear parking lot owners around Tiger Stadium are planning to charge. Can they get away with this kind of robbery? A. M., Detroit They're trying. But series tickets are tough enough for Joe Citizen to get, and he shouldn't have to mortgage his castle to pay a parking tab. Action Lane checked with the Public Vehicle Bureau, where parking rates must be registered. Of 163 lots around Tiger Stadium, 56 have already filed notice of World Series rate hikes. Most rates would be at least double the normal charge and one lot Trumbull Parking, 1915 Trumbull intends to post a $10 fee. Action Line tipped Common Council President Ed Carey, who was livid. "If exorbitant prices are going to be established," he said, "the council should move as fast as possible to stymie it. It would be a terrible black eye for Detroit if, after 23 years, we got a pennant and then gouged everyone." Carey alerted the city's legal department, which will advise council about preventing a price gouge. Green hair! My 11-year-old daughter has green hair! Her beautiful long, blond hair has turned lime green from the chlorine in our swimming pool. It won't wash out and she can't bear to cut it. Is there a solution? Mrs. J. K., St. Clair Shores. Red a red rinse. Expert hair colorist Ray Williams at Continental Designs says green counteracted by red equals blond. Don't fool around with it yourself. Williams will consult with you today, mix the first tint and show you how to do it. Chlorine green is a fairly common problem among blonds. Chemicals actually change the hair's color pigmentation, take about six months of week ly rinsing to get out. Tip in the meantime: Tell your daughter to wear a bathing cap. A camera I mailed to my husband in Vietnam got lost in the mail between Ferndale and Detroit. Three weeks after I mailed it from Ferndale, the Detroit Post Office said they found the box, squashed open and empty, on the mailroom floor. How could that have happened in such a short distance? I had the box wrapped professionally. Mrs. P. G., Ferndale. Your professionally wrapped box was opened professionally by a thief. The package went farther than you thought. It was among several found rifled at the San Francisco airport. An airline ramp employee is being tried for the theft. Post office says it's not responsible for uninsured packages. But send the serial number and a description of the camera to the ' San Francisco postal inspector. He'll try to recover it. f 0U NEED r. ( AREDRIWSE" I FDR THAT L0VLY i V GPEEN mwjfel&f Action Line You May Pay $10 to Parli Series Price Gangers Told to Lay Off City officials and civic organizations launched a massive effort Friday to prevent price-gouging if the World Series come to Detroit. An Action Line report that parking lot fees will sky-rocket during the series games in Detroit, which would be held Oct. 5, 6 and 7, provoked a chain reaction. In quick order: 0 Common Council President Ed Carey instructed Corporation Counsel Robert Reese to search immediately for legal means to prevent price-gouging. O Councilman William G. Ro-gell, who played shortstop for the Tigers from 1929-1940, said he would discuss prices at Monday's council meeting. The Detroit Police Department warned that it would crack down on ticket scalpers. O The Detroit Convention Bureau . sent a statement to its 500 members deploring "any unethical business practices" during the series. The bureau reminded members that millions of television viewers and thousands of visitors will form lasting impressions of Detroit during the series. ii- ii il Jul i iilumim urn .iimuiMUii. ... i mm qui i..L LMU, Action Line discovered Friday that 56 out of 163 licensed parking lots around Tiger Stadium have already filed notices of rate increases. Many lots plan to double or triple their rates for the series. The highest rate was filed by Trumbull Parking, 1915 Trumbull, which will raise parking fees from $1.25 for a normal baseball game to $10 for a World Series game. Reese spent most of Friday researching laws to see if the city can legally prevent price boosts by the parking lots. A city ordinance requires parking lots to file notice with the Public Vehicle Bureau of the police department at least 10 days before new rates go into effect. But the city does not regulate parking rates. 3 ; s g- s "They can charge what the traffic will bear," said Lt. Henry Morgan, head of the Public Vehicle Bureau. Leafing through his files at "random, Morgan found one lot that will increase parking fees from $3 to $7. A 10-car lot at 2337 Harrison will increase rates from Turn to Page 2A, Column 1 9 Free Press Photo bv JIMMY TAFOYA Do any athletes wear contact lenses while they're playing? R. 31., Detroit. Denny McClain does. So do Piston guard Eddie Miles, Red Wing defense man Bart Crashley, and Lions pass catchers Gail Cogdill and Earl McCullouch. Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras can't stand contacts, but he's blind as a bat and wears thick glasses off the field. Once in a line scuffle during a game with the Chicago Bears, nearsighted Karras planted his cleats neatly in the head of an opposing player. The minute the Bear let out a howl, Karras recognized the voice and realized what he'd done: Kicked his brother Ted, a Bears' guard. I got a letter from a real estate company in Indiana saying I won some free property on a lake near Angola. I'm supposed to go there by next weekend to claim it. Is this a trick? A. N., Rochester. Yes. Best rule is : If you get an offer in the mail of something for nothing, it's probably nothing. Your letter promises you an allotment. What they mean is a discount on the price of a lot. It would amount to only $10 to $100 on land priced from $1,200 to $2,500. Always check on companies that offer you "prizes." Consumer Protection Division, Attorney General's Office, Lansing, can tell you if a company's on the level. Be careful of this one. Line Sheriff's deputies carry off a demonstrator 184 More Arrested In Welfare Protest Johnson Pushinj To Restore Billion Of Budget Slashes BY TOM DeLISLE AND LADD NEUMAN Free Press Staff Writers ANN ARBOR For the sec ond successive day police cleared the Washtenaw County building Friday of University of Michigan student demon strators who were staging a sit-in in support of demands of welfare mothers for more money. Sheriff Douglas J. Harvey said 184 were arrested when they refused orders to leave the besieged building when it closed at 5:30 p.m. An estimated 700 students had marched on the building earlier but most had left and waited outside as the deadline approached. Most of those arrested walked peacefully from the building and climbed into buses which took them to the Ann Arbor city jail, where they were booked on trespassing charges. A few had to be carried out by the more than 100 policemen from the Washtenaw and Oakland County sheriff's department and city police. About 2,000 persons, Including welfare mothers, students and supporters, milled around outside the building and jeered police. The eviction was speedy and reporters said police used a minimum of force. Those arrested were taken immediately to Ann Arbor Municipal Court for arraign-, ment. Eighteen pleaded guilty and were ordered held for trial Tuesday. The rest stood mute and pleas of innocent were entered for them. Bond Arrest of 184 protesters could have been avoided. Back Page. was set at $50. The charge is a misdemeanor and carries a maximum of 30 days in jail or $50 fine on conviction. A LAST-DITCH effort to break the deadlock in the dispute with the welfare mothers failed when the women re fused an offer to continue bargaining over the weekend. County officials also said leaders of the welfare mothers refused pleas to help persuade the students to leave peacefully. When the students refused to Turn to Page 2A, Column Z r5 fft h Vl- - ' ', """"IV $ '- i r' pit - - Photo by THOMAS R. COPI Belt is utilized for trip to paddy wagon From UPI and AP WASHINGTON President Johnson asked Congress Friday to allow him to spend $1 billion more than it agreed to when it gave him his 10 percent income-tax increase. Congress tied its approval of the tax surcharge with a mandatory $6 billion spending cut, reducing the President's budget for the current fiscal year from $186 billion to $180 billion. THE PRESIDENT told Senate leaders that he wanted the Commodity Credit Corp. (CCC) and Medicaid program exempted from the spending cuts. Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield . said the ex emptions would total more than $1 billion and stood a "reasonable chance of passing."- At the same time, the Senate voted Friday to exempt $90,965,000 in aid to "impacted-area" schools from its economy order. It acted despite the warning of Sen. John J. Williams, R-Del., that "the nation is sliding into bankruptcy on the butts of the United States Senate." "I say now is the time to get off your butts," Williams thundered. But the majority disagreed and voted to provide the full $486,355,000 originally earmarked to help schools which are overburdened by pupils from nearby federal installations such as military posts. Mr. Johnson's prospective cut in the "impacted-aid" monev in comnliance with the congressional economy order raised a ruckus m Congress because it touched every state and almost every congressional district in the country. They had been receiving the school subsidy for 18 years. In its original order to the President, Congress exempted only spending for the Vietnam War, interest on the national -Ml PA Williams Mansfield debt and Social Security trust funds. DESPITE Williams charge that Congress was now "whittling away" at its own economy measures, Mansfield said Mr. Johnson was "perfectly within his rights" in making the requests for the new exemptions. Mansfield said the CCC exemption was asked because of a "bumper wheat crop" that will require more subsidy payments to keep prices up. He said the Medicaid exemption was needed because of an unforeseen increase in state requests for federal matching funds. He said both exemptions would involve between $500 million and $600 million. He raised the possibility that a "city-country coalition" would make it possible to pass Turn to Page 2 A, Column 1 A Hopeful LB J Presses Battle For OK of Fortas From UPI and AP WASHINGTON President Johnson prodded the Senate Friday to approve Abe Fortas' nomination as Chief Justice. Mr. Johnson also sought to halt speculation he might withdraw his embattled Supreme Court selections. He also said that Vice-President Hubert Humphrey had not asked for his help in the election campaign and that he does not intend to enter into "partisan activities" in the campaign. Sell It Sunday With a Free Press Fast-ACTION Ad Some folks find Sunday Is more convenient for handling readers who answer their Want Ads. If this suits you best, you still have time to get your fast-ACTION Want Ad into all editions of this Sunday's Free Press. For the quick results you want, phone in your Want Ad by I p.m. today. Contact an Ad Informant now! Call-222-6800 Action A huge tree in my neighbor's yard is teetering right toward my house. It was partially uprooted during the recent storm. I'm afraid it will fall, but my neighbor won't do anything about it. Mrs. H.S., Royal Oak. Your neighbor's taking a gamble. If he loses, he'll have to pay you. He told Action Line he can't afford the $500 it would cost to remove the tree. It'll cost a lot more than that if the tree falls on your house. To make sure he can't claim it was an act of God, send him a registered letter warning him of the hazard. That establishes your case for negligence. And send a written complaint to Allan Hertler, city attorney for Royal Oak. If city inspectors agree it's a hazard, they can put pressure on your neighbor to remove it. Big City Riots Ouer, Experts Believe BY PHILIP MEYER Free Press Washington Staff WASHINGTON U.S. cities will probably have no more major race riots like those in Watts, Newark and Detroit, leading students of race relations agreed here this week. This summer has been relatively cool, they said, and this fact could signal a new phase in race relations. It will not necessarily be a peaceful phase, the experts say. We may be In for a continuing pattern of small, scattered, and quickly sup-pessed outbreaks. And there might be some kind of systematic guerilla warfare in the cities- These views were expressed by social scientists at the American Political Science Convention here. Many experts said Americans braced for a hot, violent summer after the April rioting in response to the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but it didn't happen because of new approaches by people on both sides of the conflict. "Police forces are more skillful," said David Gins-burg, executive director of the National Advisory Commission on Civil disorders. "They have learned to use a quick show of overwhelming force, and it has so far worked." In addition, black people have seen enough violence and are reacting by either becoming apathetic or by seeking out new ways to ex press their frustration, according to the social scientists. Negroes in Detroit, for example, were "very frightened by what went on," said Jack L. Walker of the University of Michigan. "There were tanks and machine guns in Turn to Page 2A, Column 7 Tiger pennant drive called aid to good racial climate in Detroit. Page 3A. "But, he said, "I expect to speak out and I expect the Cabinet to speak out from time to time on any matters affecting this administration." TOM WICKER, of the New York Times, viewed Mr. Johnson's remarks as suggesting that he and his Cabinet members would be politically active in defense of his administration. Wicker said that persons close to the President got the strong impression that the President primarily intended "to defend the record and straighten out the record as far as his administration is concerned and to see to it that the record is not distorted." In this view, any personal participation in the campaign by Mr. Johnson might be more nearly produced by partisan attacks on his administration than by a positive strategy to elect Humphrey. Nevertheless, Wicker said, the effect of the President's meeting and today was to free high administration officials to campaign for Humphrey as they and he might wish. AFTER A lengthy White House meeting with Senate Turn to Page 7A, Column J tigertable jp FRIDAY: Detroit 8, Minnesota 3. Chicago 3, Baltimore 2 (11 innings). SATURDAY: Minnesota at Detroit, 8 p.m.; Chicago at Baltimore. GAMES TO PLAY: Total of 20. Against Minnesota 2, New York 3, Oakland 3, California 3, Washington 6, Baltimore 3. MAGIC NUMBER: 12. Any combination of Tiger victories and Baltimore losses totaling 12 clinches the pennant for Detroit. PLAYERS OF THE DAY: Denny McLain' s nine-hit pitching which netted his 28th victory and Willie Horton, who drove in five runs with a home run and double. GEORGE CANTOR: "Willie Horton wreaked a one-man holocaust on the Twins' pitching staff, driving in five runs with his 32nd home run and a double." JOE FALLS: "Who's shook up? Well, for openers, how about the Minnesota Twins? . . . That's the sort of effect the Tigers are having on people this season." How They Stand W L Pet. GB 90 52 .634 81 61 .570 9 76 65 .539 13': DETROIT Baltimore Boston Amusements 8A Ann Landers 14A Astrology 13B - Billy Graham 16B Bridge 13B Business News 1012A Church 6-7A Comics 13-15B Crossword Puzzle 13B Death Notices 5B Drew Pearson 13A Earl Wilson 13A Editorials 4A Feature Page 13A Movie Guide . 14-15B Names and Faces 16B Obituaries 7A Real Estate 9A Sports 1-4B Stock Markets 1012A TV-Radio 12A Want Ads S-12B Women's Pages 11A HAVE THE FREE PRESS DELIVERED AT HOME PHONE 222-6500 ? 1 ii 11 1 1 1 i I 5---' . u- f -7 V I - & ' t t i 1 ! : I n

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