THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, March 13, 1970
Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, March 1 3, 1970
Population discussion calls for
two-child pledge to curb birth rate
and interest undying
By CHRIS UHL
An overflow crowd jammed the
Michigan room of the League yes-
terday to hear a panel discussion
on1 the world's population prob-
In the introductory remarks,
Prof. S. B. Kar of the Center for
Population Planning said, "We
must make a strong committment
not to have more than two chil-
dren." Clarifying the title of the
discussion - "Make Love, n o t
babies" - Kar added, "We are
Tenants Union plans.
to picket Dahlmann
By BOB SCHREINER
The Ann Arbor Tenants Union'
plans to picket landlord Dennis
Dahlmann this afternoon to pro-
test his failure to recognize the
Tenants Union as a legitimate
The picketing will take place at
3:30 in front of the office of Dahl-
'ann Apartments, located at 545
Church. Dahlmann is manager of
the apartment company, which
operates sx buildings with 150
units in Ann Arbor.
Lynn Hallen, press secretary for
the Tenants Union, said that "if
Dahlmann is not at his /office,
then we'll go to his home and
"The point is-we want to see
Dahlmann," she said.
'We have 68 per cent of Dahl-
iann's tenants as members," Miss
Halen said. "That's twice as much
as are needed to form a labor
union. And yet, when his tenants
presented him with a petition ask-
ing that he recognizeuthe Tenants
Union, he said he couldn't 'for
Dahlmann was unavailable for
The protest against Dahlmann
will be the third demonstration
the Tenants Union has launched
against local landlords. The union
has previously picketed Lester
Drake and Louis Rome, but
Dahlmann is the first major land-
lord to be picketed by the union.
Miss Hallen said that the Ten-
ants Union is going to concentrate
heavily on Dahlmann in the next
few weeks. "We're focusing on
him," she said.
"We are going to bring some
public pressure to bear on Dahl-
mann," she continued. "We want
to publicly embarrass him."
"Dahlmann is known as a pretty
good landlord," Miss Hallen said.
"That means that he has fairly
new buildings and keeps them
maintained just a little above the
minimum required by law. But
that only shows how bad the situ-
ation really is in Ann Arbor."
"If a landlord barely keeps up
maintenance he's considered a
paragon," she said.'
Miss Hallen said the Tenants
Union has received reports that
some of Dahlmann's tenants have
been using guerrilla tactics to
emphasize their conditions. In one
incident, a tenant reportedly "for-
got" to turn his hot water off, and
it ran all night.
The Tenants Unions disavows
all responsibility for such acts.
"We are going to force Dahl-
mann tq take some action," said
not saying do away with babies.
We are saying that you have to
disassociate fertility with love."
To support his stand Kar said
"One of the things that separ-
ates man from other animals is
his ability to invent tools. Con-
traceptives are such tools."
Mrs. Deborah Oakley of t h e
Council on Population Environ-
ment (COPE) gave statistics to
clarify Kar's remarks. "To have a
zero population growth rate, we
have to reduce the present birth
growth by 2/," she explained.
"If the population continues to
grow at its present rate, by the
year 2000 our population will have
swelled to 300 million."
Another panelist, Mr. William
Bryan, of Zero Population Growth
(ZPG) discussed the possibility of
equalizing birth and death rates.
"To keep children at two per fam-
ily, abortion will have to be leg-
alized," he added.
The primary function of ZPG
currently is one of education,
Bryan said. "Few people realize it
is the white middle class, not the
ghetto dwellers that are at jthe
core of the population problem.
If black society limited itself to
three children per family the pop-
ulation growth would be reduced
by only three per cent."
Bryan added that ZPG has
three major goals:
-To keep families at no more
than two children;
-To make birth control meth-
ods available including abortion
-To have tax laws designed to
discourage large families:
Concluding the panel, Dr. Scott
Simons of the public health school
offered recommendations for the
future. He said there is a need to
reform the current study of pop-
ulation problems but added that
ultimately, the problem is one of
personal concern and commit-
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One Day in the Life of Ivan
Denisovich was Solzhenitsyn's
strongest work, his most direct
and most real. The First Circle,
he felt, was too diffuse a n d
he felt, was too diffuse and
strayed too far from the auth-
or's personal experience to be
entirely 'believable. He cited the
description of Stalin in his
study as being one of the weak-
er points of the book. Other
critics have disagreed.
Solzhenitsyn is in many re-
spects a very old fashioned auth-
or. He doesn't experiment. He
is a straight forward realist in
the Russian tradition and many
of his .techniques ca be traced
to those authors who preceeded
him. Tolstoy exercise a great
influence o n Solzhenitsyn's
work, in structure and texture of
proseand in the use of epithets
as handles for easy character
identification. Solzhenitsyn also
took much of his life philosophy
from Tolstoy and like Tolstoy he
evidences a strong- desire to
preach. "It's so important to
say certain things that art
, Professor Hayward is the co-
translator of Doctor Zhivago
and of One Day in the Life of
Ivan Denisovich. He has trans-
lated works of Isaac Babel and
is the editor and coordinator of
several Russian textbooks.
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8:30-12:00 "ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION"-Pioneer High
A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS
9:00-"POLLUTION TOURS"-Car caravan from East entrance Natural Resources
9:00 "POLLUTION CONTROL AUTO TUNE-UP"-Auto engineering lab,
10:00-4:30-"CONSERVATION OF PLANTS"-U of M Botanical Gardens
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
1 :30--Daily Life in Ancient--How Bad Was lit?
1:30-"ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, THE SOCIALIST VIEW"-3rd floor
conference room Michigan Union
2:00-"RADICAL LIBERATION ALLIANCE AND MURRAY BOOKCHIN"
3:00-"REPUBLICAN APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: PRO'S AND
CON'S"-Angell Aud. B
ADDITIONS TO SATURDAY NIGHT WORKSHOPS
11 :00-"HOW VULNERABLE ARE OUR ECOSYSTEMS"-429 Aason
"TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT"-
PLUS MANY OTHER WORKSHOPS
9:30-"HURON RIVER WALK"-leaving from Huron High
with Senator Muskie, David Brower, Barry Commoner
1:30 Citizen Action - Hill Aud.
3:30 "THE WAR and
with Anatol RAPPAPORT, Ken BOULDING, Doug FULTON, Irwin GOLDSTEIN
7:30 MAN'S FUTURE: Struggle for Survival -Hill Auditorium
Opening Statement-MAYOR RICHARD HATCHER
Moderator-LAWRENCE SLOBODKIN, Ecologist
CHARLES LUCE-Consolidated Edison
DAVID BROWER-President, Friends of the Earth
RICHARD LEVI NS-Ecologist
REP. JOHN DINGELL-Chairman, Fish & Wildlife committee
Closina Remarks: DAVID ALLAN -co-chairman, ENACT