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Vol. LXXVIII, No. 129

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Tuesday, March 5, 1968

Seven Cents

Twelve Pages

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Dodging the Rules at Charter Realty

Since the late 1950's, student
apartments have been mush-
rooming irregularly about the
Ann Arbor landscape as build-
ers have capitalized on the
booms in University enroll-
In the rush for quick profit,
these local builders have often
sacrificed quality for quantity
-and students, faced with'
little choice, have been power-
less to do much about it.
But, prominent realtor John
Stegeman is proud of his posh
student apartment complex,
Albert Terrace.
Even as the building was
nearing completion last August,
Stegeman confided to a city of-
ficial, "I am sure you are aware
of my efforts to make it some-

thing as well done as possible."
For Stegeman, Albert Terrace
(located at 1700 Geddes Rd.),
started out to be just one more
achievement chalked up to the
impressive list of apartments
owned by his Charter Realty
and various subsidiary compa-
But by the time of comple-
tion, Albert Terrace (named in
memory of Stegeman's father,
Albert) had instead chalked up
an impressive record of build-
ing and zoning violations:
# When Stegeman first ap-
plied in 1966 for zoning pnd
building permits, the Ann Ar-
bor Department of Building
and Safety Engineering ap-
proved his construction plans
with ,provisions included for
the minimum number of park-

ing spaces required by city
Last August, however, Build-
and Safety Engineering offi-
cials took another look-and
discovered the parking plans
they had approved violated the
zoning law.
N Stegeman prepared to
open his 62 Albert Terrace
apartments last August while
his parking lots were still in-
completed. City law states all
parking must be provided prior
to occupancy.
The building department
agreed to let Stegeman go
ahead anyway, if he would first
file a monetary bond guaran-
teeing to finish all the park-
ing by a given date.
According to city records,
Stegeman promised the bond

and then occupied his apart-
ments. The bond however, did
not come until January. (In
November Stegeman did issue a
check bond but when the city
treasurer tried to cash it, he
found Stegeman's account had
been closed.)
0 Stegeman moved tenants
into the first 32 of his swank
Albert Terrace apartments be-
fore the Department of Build-
ing and Safety Engineering in-
spected them or gave him per-
mission to do so. City ordin-
ance requires inspection and ap-
proval of all units before they
are occupied.
The department did not press
charges against Stegeman, even
though Stegeman was convicted
and fined a year earlier for 14
identical violations-occupancy

before inspection at his 525
Walnut St. complex.
0 Stegeman's zoning com-
pliance specified construction
of 62 one-bedroom apartments.
When city inspectors examined
Albert Terrace, they found 62
two-bedroom apartments.
The building and safety de-
partment protested, records
show, and Stegeman promised
to refurnish his units as origin-
ally directed. He never did.
The zoning violation dispute
began as the apartments near-
ed completion last summer.
City ordinance requires every
apartment complex to provide
for its tenants a certain amount
of parking, depending on the
size and number of units. In
1966, Stegeman proposed to
build his parking lots on two

parcels of land, zoned respec-
tively R4C (multiple-family
dwelling) and R2B (two-fam-
iy dwelling). The building and
safety department approved the
Last August, however, just as
Stegeman prepared to open his
R4C apartments, the building
and safety department ex-
amined the plan again - and
found it was illegal
Chapter 55, Section 5:20 of
the City Code states "Uses (of
buildings and land) not express-
ly permitted . . . are prohi-
bited." Nowhere does city law
expressly permit parking for
multiple-family units on R2B
zoned land-so Stegeman's par-
cel was out of the picture, and
with it, his plans to meet city
See EVADING, Page 5







LA Dean,

Aid for Budget





University President Robben W. Fleming reported re-
ceiving a "sympathetic reaction" during Lansing conferences
yesterday with Gov. Romney and members of the State
House concerning budget' slashes made in the State Senate
last week.
The Senate after only two days of deliberation Wednes-
day approved a controversial bill recommending an ap-
propriation of $61.3 million for the University's general fund
budget. This represents a $3.4 million drop from the $64.7
million recommended by Romney in his January budget mes-
sage and is $14.3 million less than the University's original!
$75.6 million request.
The bill cuts more than $7 million from Romney's total
recommendations for all state

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Regents Authorize
Dean's Appointment
tFleming, S ith Make Final Choice
Frout Faculty RecommerndI ations
William L. Hays was named yesterday to succeed the
retiring William L. Haber as dean of the literary college. Hays,
of the psychology department and currently associate dean
of LSA, will take over July 1.
President Robben W. Fleming and Vice-President for
Academic Affairs Allan F. Smith selected Hays from a "very
small list" of names from both inside and outside the Uni-
versity. At their February meeting, the Regents, who have the
final authority in the selection of a dean, gave Fleming and
Smith authorization to go ' -

West Quad
May Lose
Two Houses
Conversion of Lloyd and Win-
chell Houses in West Quadrangle
into offices for the literary col-
lege faculty is 95 per cent certain,
according to West Quad Director
William R. MacKay and Assistant
Director of University Housing
Edward C. Salowitz.
Salowitz said the Regents will
consider the conversion plan at
their March meeting.
Neither of the two houses is
listed as available for student pc-
cupancy next fall by the Office of
University Housing's (OUH) bul-
MacKay feels the change is cer-
tain because an estimation has*
already been obtained for the
shipping of student-purchased
furniture, stereo equipment, and
piano from Lloyd to Mosher Hall,
which is now scheduled to house
men next year for the first time
since its construction. The finaxl
decision, however, must come
from the Regents.
Salowitz described the plan as
an "interim arrangement 'that will
last at least two years. The houses
might be converted back to resi-
dence halls after that."
According to Salowitz,' occu-
pancy projections indicated an
excess of women's housing and a;
shortage of men's housing. These
predictions led to plans for con-
verting Mosher and two houses in
Alice Crocker Lloyd Hall to men's
The Office of Academic Affairs
has asked OUH to shift the ex-
cess space to West Quad for con-a
version. Salowitz said West Quad1
was chosen primarily because of
its location.

colleges and universities.
Fleming said Romney "still fa-
vors his own recommendations"
and will try to aid in restoring
some of the cuts the Senate has
The recommendation now goes
to the House Appropriations Com-
nittee for consideration. Commit-
tee members have said restoration!
:as a "good chance." Rep. William
Ryan. (D-Detroit) House Min-
>rity Leader, said the cuts will be
liven "serious reconsideration."
'Adverse Effects'
He said the recent Auditor Gen-
ral's report charging the Univer-
sity w i t h improper auditing
nnothods "could have an adverseI
Sffect on some House members."
Committee Chairman Arnell
Engstrom (R-Traverse City) was
unavailable for comment.
One provision in the Senate bill
which has causeda' great deal of
~ontroversy sets as "a condition
of apnropriation" a ceiling of 20
xor cent on the number of out-
)f-state students which may be
nrolled in any given state-sup-.
ported college or university.
25% Out-of-State
Any college with non-resident
students over the 20 per cent limit
nay not increase either the num-
ser or percentage. The University,
'on-resident enrollment is pres-
mntly 25 per cent of the total
The University. together with
Michigan State and Wayne State
Universities, is now appealing a;
similar provision in last year's
budget appropriation in Ingham
County Circuit Court. Eugene Kra-
sicky, Assistant Attorney General
representing the state in the suit,
said the outcome of the current
case will not necessarily affect any
possible suit over this year's en-t
rollment restrictions.
Also in the bill is a provision
aimed at forcing some of the col-
leges to boost non-resident tuition.
The appropriation for each school

ahead with the appointment.
'Distingufshed Teacher'
"Dean Hays has distinguished
himself as a teacher and re-

William L. Haber William L. Hays

Cap lan Examines Riot Pattern

searcher, and ink the past fourj
years as associate dean has dem-
onstrated his skill as an adminis-
trator," Smith said. "His under-
standings of the literary college's
problems will provide a smooth
transition from the administration
of Dean Haber."
Hays was one of about 25 can-
didates considered by the ad-
visory Committee on the Dean-
ship elected last spring by the
LSA faculty. The five-man com-
mittee invited nominations from
the faculty, the LSA Steering
.Committee, the Honors Steering
Committee, Graduate Assembly
and Student Government Council.
Only the faculty responded by
suggesting eandidates.
'Overwhelming Responsibility'

In a major chapter of the report
of the President's National Ad-
visory Commission on Civic Dis-
orders released Friday, Prof. Na-
than Caplan of the Institute for
Social Research examines the riot
process, its effects on the com-
munity and the motivations of the
Caplan compiled his chapter,
"Patterns of Disorder," with
funds provided by one of the pri-
marybgrants issued by the eleven-
member committee.
'Against Symbols'
Caplan's analysis claims civil
disorders usually involve Negroes
acting against local symbols of
white American society, authority
and property, rather than against
individual white persons.
Caplan feels the initial damage,
estimates of the riots by the local

The typical rioter, the chapter3
explains, is a teen-ager or young
adult, a life-long resident of the:
city in which the riot occurred, and
a high school dropout. He is
fairly intelligent and underem-
ployed for his abilities, proud of
his race and extremely hostile toI
politicans and middle-class Ne-
g roes.
Riot Motivations
Among the motivations for the
riots. Caplan lists poor and in-}
adequate housing, aggressive po-
licse practices and ineffectual
grievance systems.
Caplan notes since last sum-
mer's riots there has been little
improvement of the conditionsI
which caused the riots. He feels
the muncipal governments havej
responded negatively to the riots

riots lies on the white commun-
Among the commission's recom-
mendations are
" Creation of over 2,000,000
jobs in the next three years
through the combined efforts of
both public and private sectors.
" "Sharply increased efforts to
eliminate de facto segregation in
the public schools."
* Improvements o f schools
serving disadvantaged children.
* Establishment of uniform na-
tional welfare standards "at least
as high as the annual poverty
level" including income supple-
ments as incentives for those who'
already have jobs.
I Enactment of an "enforce-

able Federal open housing law"
concurrent with steps to provide
6,000,000 new housing units with-
in the next five years.
The commission'notes, however,
"the need is not so much for the

Government to design new pro- Although."gratified" at his ap-
grams as it is for the nation to poiritment Hays said he was
generate new will." "overwhelmed by the respon-
The President's commission warns sibility" he has in inheriting the
against the use of large guns and University's largest unit.
tanks for riot control and con- One of the Hays' first concerns
demns cities for stockpiling lethal will be to appoint a new associate
weapons in anticipation of riots dean to fill the position, he will
during next summer. leave vacant.
The cogmission's program, "in- Hays was appointed assistant
tegriation," will include an en- professor of psychology in 1957
richment of the slums and a mas- and received the Henry Russel
sive national effort to erradicate Award for outstanding teaching in
barriers keeping Negroes separat- 1960. He was named associate dean
ed from American society. of the literary college in 1964.

Kelly Begins
Of Harlan
Michigan State U n i v e r s i t y
Trustee C. Allen Harlan's busi-
ness affairs are being investigat-
ed by the state attorney general
for alleged conflict of interest.
Two Republican legislators
havewasked Atty. Gen. Frank J.
Kelley if Harlan, a Democrat, is
violating the state constitution
which prohibits any member of
the Legislature or state officer
from having business interests
with the state which might cause
a substantial conflict of interest.
Electric Company Involved
Reps. William Hampton (R-
Bloomfield Hills) and Martin
Buth (R-Comstock Park) said at
a news conference Harlan is list-
ed in the 1965-66 edition of the
Michigan Manual as chairman of
the board of Harlan Electric Co.
The manual, an official listing
of state officers, also identifies
Harlan as president or director of
ten other companies, they said.
"We would hope the attorney
general would be able to identify
the ten companies and determine
if they have done business with
Michiga'n State, Oakland Univer-
sity, or the State of Michigan,"
Buth said.
The State Journal in Lansing
quoted Stanley Sutton, secretary
of the Central Electric Company,
as saying Harlan Electric is the
parent organization of Central.
The two Republicans also said
Central has held $2.8 million in
contracts with MSU since Harlan
became a trustee in 1957.
Suggested Account
The Journal reported Harlan is
a director of the Birmingham-
Bloomfield bank and quoted the
Chancellor of MSU's Oakland
branch as saying Harlan suggest-
ed the university set up an ac-
count with the bank.

is geared to the number of stu- news media of Detroit and Newark
dents, both state and out-of-state. were "greatly exagerated."

by equipping and training addit-
ional police with more sophis-!
ticaed weapons. n C on F c tyg sS ho
Increasing Polarization
increasing polarizatined there is an
white and black separatist groups Sever Connections with IDA

Inter-Cooperative Conference
Plans International Association

By MICHAEL THORYN Dr. William Birenbaum, presi-
The Conference on Student dent of the Education Affiliate of;
Housing Cooperatives d e c i d e d the Bedford-Styvesant Develop-
e during weekend discussions to ment Service Cooperation, spoke
form an International Student to the delegates at the conference,
Cooperative Association. claiming, "Co-ops Are Student
The association will promote Power."
organizationcand expansion of Birenbaum said, "In the Uni-
student cooperatives and provide versity ghetto there is an absence

gram. (College Housing Program
loans are 100% loans at 3' in-
In order for the ICC to get
money, the University must co-
sign the loan. If the University
agrees to co-sign it becomes legal-
ly responsible for repayment of
the mortgag e.

while a general breakdown of in-
terracial communications has oc-
The commission's report, re-
leased Friday, claims "our na-
tion is moving toward two societ-
ies, one black, one white - separ-
ate and unequal."
President Johnson created the
commission in the wake of wide-
spread urban rioting last summer.
It warns unless "drastic and
costly" measures are begun at
once there will be a "continuing

faculty of Princeton University
voted yesterday to recommend
that the university withdraw '
from the government spon-
,sored Institute of Defense
Analyses (IDA).
Dan Coyle, director of public
relations from the university,
would not give the exact vote but
said the faculty voted overwhelm-

The institute is a non-profit not responsible to the universi-
consortium of 12 universities! ties.
which performs basic research for t"If the sponsors cannot agree
the Defense Department. to change the structure," the
Earlier this week, a faculty committee said, ."then we recom-
study committee report had urged mend unilateral withdrawal."
Princeton take joint action with 'Uninformed'
IDA's other members to change The committee said their pri-
the structure under which IDA is mary objection to IDA is that
even the organization's board of
trustees often is not informed of
CLASSES AS USUAL what research it is approving.
SThe University announced The committee also stated that

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