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Vol. LXXIX, No. 133

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, March 13, 1969

Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Ed school
By SHARON WEINER it has h
and NANCY LISAGOR committ
-Innovati<
"Detroit has more teachers from wich ht
Tennessee State College than from which .h
this University," complains Otis Nel- The S
son, Grad, co-chairman of the educa- ey
tion school's recently formed Urban plains B
Education Commission. clairman
The special student-faculty con- Berend
mission was formed last November in considers
response to faculty and student dis- program
content with existing programs. The program
University currently offers no unified -and c
urban education program-only a few educatioi
education courses are directed toward Senior
inner city teaching. and wor
Representatives of the Detroit in- coursesx
ner-city community are also partici- extensior
pating in the commission's delibera- Co-cha
tions. tion Co
To improve training for urban edu- says ne
cation, most commission members would b
seem to favor establishment of an ex- training
tensive program including teaching But, he
and research experience in Detroit's require
inner city'during the junior and senior available
years. The e)
However, the commission. will not major, n
make a final recommendation until been dec

plans.
beard the report of a special
ee of Students for Education
on (SED-the student group
as spearheaded the drive for
urban program,
EI committee report is still in
arty stage of development, ex-
ill Berends, '70 Ed, committee
n.
ds says one proposal under
ation calls for a junior year
divided between two days of
study and research in Detroit
omplimentary courses in the
m school here.
s in the program would live
k in Detroit, and take a few
at the University's Rackham
n in the inner city.
airman of the Urban Educa-
mmission Prof. David Augus
ighborhood learning centers
e both a trenendous teaching
device and community service.
adds, such a, program would
more funds- than currently
e.
xact status of the program--
minor or department-has not
ided.

urban j
The commission is planning to talk
about the program with Dean-desig-
nate Wilbur Cohen when he visits the
campus this Friday. They are also
planning to consult with Dr. Norman
Dracler, Superintendent of Detroit
Schools.
Students from the SEI committee
met recently with several literary col-
lege deans to exchange ideas and to
inform them of the committee's goals.
"We were all impressed with the es-
sential soundness and need for a pro-
gram of training teachers for the
urban area," said James Robertson.
director of the Residential College.
Robertson is especially pleased with
the exposure to the urban area a stu-
dent would get during his practice
teaching-a reform "long overdue." he
says, but previously impractical be-
cause of transportation difficulties.
Berends is critical of the present
education school program. "There is
some question as to whether the ed-
ucation school trains students to ef-
fectively teach in an urban setting,"
he says.
Figures show only 4 per cent of the

'Elden,

Conlin

rogram
teachers in Detroit took their teacher
training in the University's education
school.
"Our teaching training program in
its present form just doesn't lend it-
self to urban teaching," says commis-
sion co-chairman Nelson.
Before the commission was formed.
SEI presented a negative appraisal
of the school's urban education courses
to the faculty graduate committee.
Students complained they were not
being prepared for teaching in the
ghetto. They claimed they received no
yelp from ineffective teaching seminars
and courses, and said most education
faculty members are not experienced
in urban programs.
The commission is hoping to utilize
existing facilities and staff in the
school, so the program can go into ef-
fect this fall.
In order to accommodate students
not in the education school, says
Berends, the urban education courses
may be cross-listed with departments
in other schools. However, the pro-
gram will not be ready in time for
advance classification this term.

dismissed
eviction(

from

gases

SGC'to consider,
protest of prices5
at South store
By JIM NEUBACHER
and ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ
* Student Government Council will consider tonight a
motion to stage a "student protest" in front of Stephan's on:
South University Avenue, demanding the store reduce its
prices by 15 per cent. The protest would begin Monday.
Panhellenic Association and Graduate Assembly last
night expressed support of SGC's expected action.

By JUDY SARASOHN
After one hour of negotia-
tions yesterday, the attorneys
for Arbor Management a n d
rent strikers agreed to dismiss
District Court Judges S. J. El-
den and Patrick Conlin from
hearing all pending eviction
cases.
Rent strikers have charged that
Elden's and Conlin's financial'
fholdings should disqualify them
from hearing eviction cases.
At the beginning of the hear-
ing yesterday to decide if Elden
should be disqualified from trying
the eviction cases, Jack Becker,
attorney for Arbor Management,
agreed to dismiss Elden in every
case he or his client is involved if
the tenants submitted to the fol-
lowing conditions:
District Court Judge Pieter
Thomassen would not try Arbor
Management cases;
- they would not take action to
disqualify District Court J u d g e s
Conlin, Edward Deake, and Rod-
ney Hutchinson.
Ronald Glotta, lawyer for the
tenant who was to have shown
evidence yesterday to disoualify
Elden, did not agree to Becker's
stipulation. After consultation
with the defendents, Glotta told
the courts they were not in favor
of the whole stipulation.
Both attorneys entered consul-
tation in the judges chambers and
came up with a compromise stipu-
lation.
Becker's stipulation was amend-
ed to allow the dismissal of both
Elden and Conlin from all pend-
ing eviction cases. They ~ a'iso
agreed to have Thomassen, Deake-
and Hutchinson hear the trials.I
Becker said that Glotta's con-
cessica was to allow Thomassen to
rule on the cases. However, Glotta
and the striking tenants said they
were extremely pleased that Tho-
massen would be on the bench,
expressing confidence in his "im-
partiality and competence."
Dale Berry. a law student on
the strike steering committee, said
Arbor Management accepted the
amended stipulation because it
meant that the trials would be
able to start, and they would not
have to worry about disqualifica-
tion motions by Glotta before each
trial.

Ronald Glotta Dale Berry

Tenants to

file

SGC President Michael
our students would parade i
BULLETIN
The Soviet government news-
paper Izvestia last night warn-
ed that establishment of the
ABM system might jeopardize
arms control talks in what ap-
peared to be an attempt to con-
vince President Nixon not to
start the system. However, de-
fense secretary Melvin Laird
earlier yesterday said he ex-
pects Nixon to go ahead with
the missiles. Nixon is to an-
nounce his decision tomorrow.
See story, Page 8.
Poli1 SCI
reforms
approved
By CHRIS STEELE

Koeneke said a minimum of
n front of Stephan's carrying
signs and distributing litera-
ture containing information
about the price situation in
Ann Arbor.
Koeneke met with the Pan-
hellenic President's Council last
night to persuade them to support
the movement.
"Student consumer welfare has.
i hit an all-time low in this town,"
Koeneke told the officers. He said
it was impossible to fight high
prices until there is more "con-
sumer awareness."
"Most people don't realize that
you can sometimes save 15 per
cent on items just by, crossing the
street," he said. Koeneke added
that while the effort would " be
aimed at "high prices in general,"
the movement would begin with
Stephan's because "his prices are
generally the highest."
Koeneke said he based his price
evaluation on the recent report of
the Student Consumers tnion
(SCU). The report, issued in
January. stated that prices in Ann
Arbor on five selected "personal
articles" averaged "six per cent!
above those in Birmingham,
Mich," a high income suburb of

-Daily-Sara Krulwich

Ii reel Harris bacI(ks Gendlell at Diato rallh

Sit-i'n at Ghem Bldg.

anti- trust suit
Eight tenants will file an anti-trust suit today against
the members of the Ann Arbor Property Managers Associa-
tion charging the realty firms with conspiring to avoid com-
petition in the housing market.
Although the suit is being filed in the names of eight
tenants, they will take "class action." This means they repre-
sent, as their suit states, all tenants who are living in Ann
Arbor now, or have lived here within the last four years.
Besides the members of the Ann Arbor Property Man-
agers Association, the anti-trust suit specifically cites John
Stegeman of Charter Realty,
Apartments Limited, Campus
Management, Summit Associ-
rick Pulte, Inc., John W. Con-.inttmidation
lin Jr., Wilson-White Inc., Ann
Arbor Trust Co., and J. L.s, a
Shipman. at mediation
The plaintiffs are asking the
court to enjoin all future viola- A tenant has charged her land-
tions, in accordance with the lord intimidated her during a
Sherman Anti-Trust Act. If grant- mediation appointment with the
ed, the injunction would restrain t niversity.
the defendants from continuing
their alleged activities. The mediation board, however,
The suit claims some or all of said it was a matter of non-com-
the defendants have conspired, munication and noted that the
combined and agreed to avoid student had not indicated to them
competition in the rental market that anything was wrong or un-
in the central campus area. clear.
Although James Barnes, Grad, Mary Byrnes, Grad, said she was
does not want to release their evi- told she could have a law student
dence at this time he did indicate from the Tenants' Union with her
the suit will show the defendants' during mediation only if her land-
actions as violations of the Sher- lord, Dwaine Lighthammer of
man Act in: Campus Management, agreed.
-affecting prices; Lighthammer did not agree, Miss
-excluding competition; Byrness said, so she went into
-exchanging business informa- mediation alone.
tion. Miss Byrnes said she explained
Although Ron Glotta, lawyer for her complaints. There was not
the rent strike eviction cases, will enough heat the whole year, she
be the attorney for these tenants, said, until two weeks ago, after
the anti-trust action is not offi- she told Lighthammer that she
cially connected with the Tenant's and her roommates were joining
Union or the rent strike. the rent strike.
SHowever, the anti-trust action Lighthammer was not available
is the result of "the same viola- for comment all last night.
tions and rental problems" that Miss Byrnes claimed Lightham-
the rent strikers are facing, said mer told her the following during
Greg Curtner, a law student who the mediation meeting:
has been working on the brief. --The rent strikers have vir-
Some other attorneys who are tually no chance of winning the
anti - trust specialists w ill be eviction cases and they know
brought into the case. Barnes has this;
been coordinating a group of law -He would sue her for all court
See TENANTS, Page 8 See A MEDIATION, Page 8

asks

tenure

Becker said he was satisfied with
yesterday's action and was glad
that they "would be able to move
forward."
Gl6tta said Summit Associates

All upper level required courses Detroit.
for the political science concen-. The average price in each store
tration have been eliminated. on the items surveyed was then
The political science faculty compared to the average price on
Monday ended; the present course the same articles at :VIP Drugs.
equirements which included a which had the lowest prices on
choice of three courses from a list the five items. according to the
of six core courses set up by the report.
department. "Stephan's, whose items were al-
A directed study course for un- most always among the highest
dergraduates was also instituted See PROTEST, Page 8
at the meeting.
John Rosczyk, T9, a member of
&the undergraduate political science
committee which presented the:
proposal to the faculty, said the
action on the core course is final.
The motion which eliminated'
the course requirement states "the,
actual distribution of specific po-
litical science courses will be based
on mutual agreement between
~counselors and students."
Marc Grainer, '70, also a mem-
ber of the undergraduate com-
mittee, said the changes will al-
low each student to "tailor his
own program." The new program
"will revitalize the 'concept of
counseling," he added.
The undergraduate political sci-
ence committee consists of three
members of the faculty, two grad-
uate students and three under-
graduates representing the under-
graduate political science associa-
Mn

By LORNA CHEROT
About 100 students staged a
two-hour sit-in in the Chemistry
Bldg. yesterday to press their de-
mand that radical Prof. Julien
Gendell of the chemistry depart-
ment be given tenure.
The non-disruptive sit-in fol-
lowed a noon rally on the Diag
where Michigan State University;
Prof. Bertram Garskof spoke to
the students. Garskof was denied
tenure by MSU's psychology de-
partment last fall.
The rally was staged to generate
support for both Gendell and Prof.'
Tom Mayer of the sociology de-

partment who were denied tenure Sole said the group had not!
last term. taken action before the rally be-
The sit-in took place outside cause some faculty members had
the office of Charles D. Over- asked him -not to do anything
berger, chemistr y department until they had tried to persuade
chairman, who was not present. Overberger to rehire Gendell. $
However, Robert Taylor, asso- He said the committee felt the'
ciate chairman of the department, issue was too important to all stu-
and several other faculty mem- dents to be left in the hands of
begs observed the demonstration a "manipulative few."
and discussed the issues with the After the Diag speeches, the
students. verbal battle moved to the second
At the brief rally on the diag, floor of the Chemistry Bldg., out-
Garskof told the crowd that it had side Overberger's office. The stu-
an issue around which to rally dents were soon joined by Gendell,
students if organizers did not con- Taylor and Prof. Philip Elving of
fuse the issues and become in_ the chemistry department.
volved in personal matters. There, the arguments centered
The policy of the University on the reasons for the protest,
neither serves the needs of the the question of tenure for Gendell,
people nor does it serve the needs and the apolitical attitude of
of the community. Since then the chemists.
University is not neutral, then we
have to make a political attack
on the University," he declared.
Fred Harris, a member of the
ad hoc committee to rehire Gen-
dell and Mayer, told the students
the issue did not end with the re- A u
hiring of the two men. -m n
He asked the students to con-
sidre why these men were fired. By LANIE LIPPINCOTT
and what it is about the Univer-
sity that enables it to fire radicals. Pi Be Ph ayuhae solve
"The fact that Gendell's stu- the problem of alumnae mem-
"Thefac tht Gedel's tu-bership recommendations.
dents said he was an excellentbThredome tins t
teacher and that his colleagues'nTienayof s e rswtd
admitted he was a competent re- national officials have created
serhrcery hw htti a feeling of optimism that
searcher clearly shows that this an appropriate constitutional
was not academic firing but rather an a iate costitutiohal
a political one," he explained. change will be passed at the
At Tuesday night's meeting of national- convention this sum-

also agreed to abide by the stipu-
lation with their eviction cases,
against rent strikers. Robert
Brimacombe, attorney for Sum-
mit Associates, was unavailable
for comment.
Yesterday's decision ended a
week-long controversy .over judge
disqualifications. Last Thursday,
Glotta presented a motion to dis-
qualify Elden from hearing t h e
Arbor Management eviction cases.
because of alleged conflict of in-
terest. When Conlin began to hear
that motion Tuesday, Glotta pre-
sented a motion disqualifying
Conlin.
Glotta charged Conlin with be-
ing personally biased, and w I t h
having large property interests.
Conlin stepped down from the
hearing on his own because he was
mentioned in the affidavit against
Elden.

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