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OK Near On Housing Unit For Elderly

Government OK’s W. Huron-Chapin Building Site

The U.S. Community Facilities Administration is completing final work on the Ann Arbor Senior Citizens Guild's application for funds to build a $1,750,000 housing center for the aged at W. Huron and Chapin Sts.

Regional CFA Director Paul Harris of Chicago said he hopes to get funds set aside for the local project soon.


Harris said the W. Huron-Chapin site has been approved as "A-1" and options on the land are running out.

Would Have 138 Units

The projected housing center would contain up to 138 apartments within a 10-strory building, plus a new Guild center replacing the one at 323 Packard St.


The project would be financed by federal funds, and is being assisted by Dr. Wilma Donahue of the University's gerontology department.

Dr. Donahue led a rally for the aged yesterday at Cobo Hall in Detroit. She was chairman of one of two panels.


The rally before 7,000 persons revolved around Social Security medical care for the aged and was termed the "most important meeting of its kind being held in the United States today"

Wilbur J. Cohen, f former U-M professor, assailed the American Medical Association for its opposition to Social Security medical care and urged an avalanche of letters to members of Congress.

Hits ‘Propaganda’

Cohen, a Social Security expert, lashed out at what he called "propaganda being circulated by the enemies of this bill."

He accused the AMA and Chamber of Commerce of “circulating stories that the Social Security Administration will go broke if the (Anderson-King medical) bill is passed. "Don't you believe a word of that propaganda," Cohen said.