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Local landlords agree.
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SBy STUART GANNES
The mutual problems and com-
plaints of University students and
Ann Arbor landlords will be dis-
cussed in the first of a series of
negotiating sessions between the
Student Housing Association.
(SHA) and the major landlords in
the University area.
SHA chairman Mark Schreiber
announced last night that students 3
would negotiate with representa-
tives of Apartments Limited, Cam-I
pus Management; Charter Realty;
and Dahlman Associates on mat-
ter's of management services, the
institution of an eight-month
lease,.the return of tenant damage
deposits and student obligations
to landlords.
The negotiations follow a three-
month student boycott of Apart- ~
ment Ltd. which began last spring
after it refused to accept the Uni-
versity's "eight-month" l e a s e<
which was cooperatively written
by the students and the Office of
Off Campus Housing.
The University lease provided
an optional eight-month lease for
all students, in addition to a spe- lfge r luIaul
cific mechanism for handling the ,
touchy question of returning dam-
Sages deposits.
Tigersc
SHA selected Apartments Lim-j
ited for the boycott because it is'
primarily a management firm;
that is, it runs apartment build-
ings for absentee owners. The stu-
dents felt that they could causew
pressure on Apartments Ltd. man-
agement from the owners of build-
ings that were not filled this year. By HOWARD KOHN
The company was also chosen and DIANA ROMANCHUCK
for the boycott because they were Special to The Daily
one of the major management TIGER STADIUM - The scen-
firms that did not accept the new ario for which millions had waited
University lease and had been the 8,000 days was played out in the
source of many maintenance com- ninth inning of last night's 2-1
plaints. victory.
While the, boycott ended with Don Wert's bases-loaded two-
the closing of school last spring, out single brought in Al Kaline
SHA was prepared to resume with the winning run and De-
pressure on Apartments Ltd. this troit's first pennant since 1945.
fall unless they could negotiate The 1968 Detroit Tigers, who
directly with the landlords. seemed destined to groove just the
Organized by Richard Barnhill, right hit at the right time, ralliedj
one of the managers of Apart- for their 37th come-from-behind
ments Ltd., the negotiations were victory of the year.
tentatively set for this week. Jake Gibbs had tried to keep the
However, after SHA reopened New York Yankees from ignominy
its complaint service and took in the top of the ninth with a
a city health and safety inspector two-out RBI single which tied the
to investigate "student slum hous- score 1-1. Joe Sparma, a belated
ing," the landlords threatened to and almost inexplicable choice as'
call off the negotiations. the Detroit starter had pitched
According to Schreiber, "it three-hit ball and driven in the
seemed the managers thought we Tiger's only run until the climac-
had acted in bad faith by taking tic ninth.
See SHA, Page 10 Sparma, whose record is now

$;70 al tm n
ByJIM HECK
The County Social Services Board (SSB) announced
yesterday it will continue allocation of emergency welfare
funds up to $70 per child for school clothing, despite the
rfusal of the County Board of Supervisors to supplement
the program,
However, Social Services Director Alfred E. Brose refused
to say whether the SSB would fulfill the entire agreement
worked out on Sept. 10 by the S§B, the supervisors and a
contingent of 40 welfare mothers d manding the funds. That
agreement ended a week of demonstrations and arrests.
At that time the parties in the dispute agreed to a total
allocation of $91,000. During a 30-day period commencing
Sept. 11, mothers can apply
for up to $70 per child based ,
1 on need.
After the 30-day period, if any
of the $91,000 remained, it was
to be allocated to those expressing e
a need greater than $70 per child.I)7
Brose said the $70 committment.1
"had been made by the county,
and we will honor it," but refused
to say whether the SSB would loan plan
honor the'f "second round" of al- lcto ss ol n ft e$ 1,0

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Columbiaw student radicals picked up where they left off
last spring, with a sparsely-attended rally last night in front
of Low Library where freshman orientation was being held.
Students for a Democratic Society and other activists
voted against entering the building en masse but several
spokesmen went in to invite the freshmen to a late night
rally. That demonstration was also sparsely attended.
SDS said it will "attempt to register" today 30 students
who were suspended by Columbia for taking part in the spring
protests if their demands are not met, including full am-
nesty. Registration starts today at Columbia and classes be-
gin on Sept. 26.
The group's threat followed a ten-minute meeting Mon-
day with the acting president of Columbia, Andrew Cordier,
at which SDS presented its de-
mands for an end to the univer-
sity's "-racist and militaristic poll- 4
cies." Cordier made no comment SO r l l
on the meeting.

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only 9-10, got the chance to start
when Earl Wilson developed a
sore arm during pre-game pitch-
ing practice.
Sparma crowned Mayo Smith
with a handful of shampoo lather{
in the bubbling locker room after-
wards. It was probably the first
moment of 100 per cent team
spirit since Sparma lashed out
against Smith's "lack of confi-
dance" in him earlier in August.
Only Monday night Sparma had
refused to give an autograph be-
cause "I'm not a pitcher here any-
more" I
All that was forgotten last
night.
Kaline and Wert, almost the
forgotten men of the evening and
certainly the forgotten men of the
season, echoed the same refrain
to reporters: "The ninth inning'

remain Oct. 11.
Of the $91,000 allocated - $50,-
000 was to come from the super-
visors, $4,600 from the SSB, and
the remaining $36,400 from sup-
of the green-bottled brew saved ThentaB a teditins.
Tigei' President John Fetzer, who The SSB had started distribu-
was saturated with the stuff, from tion of the funds on the basis of
being bodily sprayed across the need not exceeding $70 per child
room by burly Bill Freehar(Class under "the good faith that the
of '63). county reimburse us the $50,000,"
Outside in the stadium, fire- as one. SSB commissioner put it.
works exploded on the scoreboard But a supervisor claimed the ar-
and in the stands. V-fingered fans rangement was made in an "ad-.
mobbed the field, pushing secur- visory capacity" only.
ity guards into the dugout and Bros" said even if the money
claiming their souvenir pieces of is available, he was "unsure"
turf. whether the mSB could continue
One elderly gentleman who hadIthe program.
watched the Tigers lose the pen- The welfare mothers made no
nant on the last day of the season cotment last night, but they will
last year said simply, "I'm glad meet today with their lawyer,
they're at least happy this time George Stewart, and a statement
and not mean like last year." is expected.
Outside on the corner of Michi- Robert Harrison, chairman -of
gan and Trumbull teenagers, who the county board of supervisors,
were celebrating the 1st Tiger announced Monday 'that the SSB
pennant of their'\life times, stood could continue the project with its
up in convertibles and leaned out own funds "if it desires to." /f
windows shouting pennant fever Harrison claimed $353,866 re-
slogans. The blare of horns and mains unused in the SSB! budget.,
the unwieldy tioaffic snarl con- He said more than $200,000 is ex-
tinued well past midnight.-
tinedwel pst idigh.| nected to remain unused at the

was probably the greatest thrill of
my life. Right now I'm just wait-
ing to play the Cardinals."
In his exuberance, Manager
Smith could be excused for n o t

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NO PROSECUTION ,
SDS demanded that there be no a l e non,
criminal prosecution nor academic n
discipline against anyone involved
in the protests that began April By LESLIE WAYNE
23. B ELEW4V
Cordier announced last week Although the Panhellenic Asso-
that Columbia's trustees had ask- ciation set Sept. 1 as the dead-
ed the courts to drop criminal line for member houses to imple-
trespass charges against 400 stu- in e n t its non-discrimination
dents but recommended no len- clause, controversy now threatens
lency against 154 others charged to delay final acceptance of the
with more serious offenses. He policy until 1970.
also lifted academic suspensions So far only eight of the 23 soro-
of 42 student who occupied Ham- rities have sigrned the clause. A'
ilton Hall the second time on May membership committee of Panhel
21-22. is currently examining the prob-
Thirty students remained 'su- lems facing the other 15 houses.
spended, including SDS leader Basically, the Panhel resolution
Mark Rudd, although Cordier attempts to enforce Regents By-
hinted that the "door is open" if law 2.14, which prohibits any rec-
they seek reinstatement. SDS ognized student organization from
denounced the administration's,; accepting an alumni veto based on
*'moves towards 'conciliation'" as race, religion, creed -or national
a design to split the student move- origin,
ment and called instead for total Crnt
amnesty. Currently sorority alumm -have,
Other main demands to the the power to veto any girl the
i-local house selects for membership
university announced Monday in-This veto power is granted to an
cluded a permanent halt to con- alumni, in any part of the coun-
struction of a gymnasium in try. ,i ny at fte on
Morningside Heights and a sev- try
ering of "all ties" with the In- However, the resolution passed
stitute for Defense Analyses. by Panhel goes one step further
These issues contributed to the than the University's bylaws. It
previous year's protest. The gym' eliminates entirely the necessity
construction was halted temporar- for any alumni approval of
iy pending talks with the Harlem pledges, as is now mandatory un-
community. Columbia dropped in- der the "required recommendation
stitutional connections with IDA, practice which compels sorori-
although former president Gray- ties to obtain alumni approval of
son Kirk kept his seat as trustee. all pledges, before they enter the

bringing up the Cardinals. "This See TIGER, Page 9
one has taken ten years off myS
age," said the computer-minded
S R1 0 111 011011Smith.
"But if I aged any during the
season, I lost it all tonight."1
-d s r n tooi. Over in the far corner of the
l- 1801'1 1 1$ 1 11 'clubhouse, Gates Brown, whose
recent slump has plummeted his
pinch-hitting average down to
a local chapter can accept the amending the sorority's bylaws at .500, had time for philosophizing
clause. its national convention, usually on the season. "We never looked By IRENE KUPFER
The national chapter of six held once eveiy two yeais. Both back and no one ever noticed that ,he membership of the Univer-
sororities already have flatly re- w we weren't supermen. sity Young Democrats ratified
fused to allow local chapters to alumni as well as members of all "We won the pennant because last night the resolution of its
sign the Panhel statement. Fur- the local chapters in the country ; we went right by everybody. All! executive board stating the group
thermoie, the steps a local soror- must vote on the bylaw change., the others saw were our backs. "cut a tting the sup-
ty must take to receive national The fear of being dropped by Nobody ever noticed that pressure cannot at this time actively sup-
approval of the clause pose a dif- the national chapter has contri- could get to us, too." port the candidacy of Vice Presi-
ficult task. buted to the local sororities' hesi- The champagne ran out in 15 dent Hubert Humphrey."
Approval can come only by See 15 SORORITIES, Page 10 minutes. Only an insurance- case . The ratification, which passed

LANSING MEETING
'U officials hit budget guides.

By JIM NEUBACHER
The University's top four administrators
met with representatives of the state Bureau
of the Budget in Lansing Monday to discuss
Gov. George Romney's spending guidelines
for the 1969- 70 fiscal year.
The austerity guidelines, based on current
revenue projections for the coming fiscal
year, provide for an increase of less than $14
million in the level of expenditures of the
state's 11 colleges and universities.
Except for a seven per cent increase in
faculty salaries, and a predicted five per
cent in non-academic staff wages, the gov-
ernor's guidelines provide no funds what-
soever for new projects and programs.
A team of University economists have re-
viewed the revenue projections and basically
concur with the state version.
But despite the limits on revenue, the
Universitv's repnresentatives-Presicdent Rnh -

$13.7 million increase in higher education
funds is not enough to cover the salary
raises proposed in th'e guidelines. The pro-
posed wage hike would cost more than $4.5
million for the University alone-more than
a third of the total available to all state
colleges and universities.
The seven per cent faculty salary increase
would put the University back in the "A"
ranking of faculty pay scales according to
criteria established by the American Asso-
ciation of University Professors.
In a three and a half hour presentation,
the University representatives presented
evidence designed to show the shortcomings
of the support now given to higher education
in the state.
"We gave them graphic evidence that the,
state of Michigan is falling behind other
states in higher education appropriations,"
Ross said. He explained that ten years ago,

Legislature has granted to higher education
institutions. In terms of "constant dollars,"
(the buying power of a dollar in 1959) the
University was receiving $802 dollars per
student in 1959, but only $731 per student
for the last fiscal year.
"We are actually getting $71 less per
student now than ten years ago when you
take -into consideiation what those dollars
will buy," Ross said.
Ross said he felt the state officials were
impressed by the presentation. One official
in the Bureau of the Budget who attended
the meeting called it a "fine presentation,"
and said it made clear the guidelines will
put tremendous restraints on the state's
colleges and universities.
In addition to pointing out the implica-
tions of the tight budget proposed by Rom-
ney, University officals also outlined the
basic needs of the University for the coming
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end of this fiscal year.
e to back
campaign
on a 42-14 vote, averted a possible
I crisis in the organization since
I the executive officers had threat-
ened to resign if the resolution
I were not passed.
The resolution deplores Hum-
1phrey's "ambiguous" position on
the war in Vietnam and his failure
I to support "an immediate bomb-
ing halt and phased unilateral
withdrawal of American troops
from Vietnam."
The resolution also criticizes
Humphrey's failure to condemn
the alleged brutality of Chicago
Mayor Richard Daley and his 'po-
lice force.
Supporters of the resolution ar-
gued that the Young Democrats'
first responsibilitiy is to the con-
science of the campus organiza-
tion rather than to the interests
of the national party..
One member of the group said
that "it would be morally lax to
deny McCarthy support now." He
added that the organization's
strength would suffer if the res-'
olution were defeated since poten-
tial membersd might be repelled
by active support of Humphrey.
Cecily Becker, president of the
Young Democrats, noted that oil'y
94 new members have been re-
cruited so far this year, as opposed
to "hundreds" in other presiden-
tial election years.
Opponents of the resolution
stressed that the candidacy of
Humphrey would be "the least of
three evils" in a race against for-
mer Vice President Richard Nixon.
"He can see the possibility of

By PHILIP BLOCK
Ann Arbor City Council last
night appropriated $11,400 for a
housing emergency loan project
which would provide funds to low
income families desiring to move
into cooperative housing.
The appropriation is financed
through the city's $100,000 Ac-
celerated Human Relations Funds
which Council approved last June.
The project is designed as, an
alternative to other low-cost hous-
ing programs. It woulc 'allow the
city to "donate" the down pay-
ment for families wishing to move
into the soon to be constructed
Federal Housing Authority (FHA)
cooperative at. Platte and Ells-
worth.
DOWN-PAYMENT
Under FHA rules, eligible ap-
plicants must supply the down
payment by themselves and may
not receive commercial loans for
this purpose,
in order to' prevent disqualify-
ing the loan recipients Council
amended the original resolution to
say that the city would only "use
all legal means" to obtain repay-
ment of the loans. The original
version of the resolution stated
that the city would "secure" re-
payment of the loans from the
participating families.
Councilman H. C. Curry (D-1st
Ward) offered an earlier amend-
ment which would, have removed
any mention of repayment from
the resolution. He later withdrew
the amendment in favor of the
"legal means" amendment.
600 UNITS
The emergency loans are being
allocated at this time because de-
posit money is needed to reserve
space in the new project, accord-
ing to Administrative Assistant
Donald Borut. Construction on
the Platte and Ellsworth project
has not yet begun, but 'a rental
office will begin accepting deposits
next week.
The 600 unit project is being
built by the Smokler Co., with the
LEGAL ADVICE
An informational meeting
for everyone arrested in the
welfare sit-ins last week will
be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. in
the 3rd floor conference room
of the Union..
The topics to be considered
include: defense strategies, le-
galhrepresentation, indigents'
right to counsel, right to jury
trial, and appellate and sen-
tencing procedures.
All the lawyers involved in
the case are planning to attend.
The meeting is sponsored by
the . AAnn Arbor-Washtenaw
County chapter of the Amner-
ican Civil Liberties Union.
FHA providing long-term, .low-in-
terest loans for the production
costs.

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IDA TIES
Specifically SDS has called for:
-a permanent end to the gym-
nasium construction; an end to
planning of a Harlem renewal
project; and conversion of vacant

house.
"The fact that every girl has to
have a recommendation poses an
inherent possibility for discrim-
ination," claims Jan Phleger,
chairman of the Panhel member-
ship committee. "Also the fact that

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