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Polls Open

Vol. LXX1X, No. 138 Ann Arbor Michigan-Wednesday, March 9, 1969 Ten Cents
tudenelections ballot:Bundle ofblun
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ concern that the literary college candidates' names were put on indicate yes 0 and no (1) for instructions. It was too compli- vo
Errors and ambiguities in faculty will hot view the re- the ballot, he said, "there was the two referenda, on the lang- cated in the first place." ca
zthe ballot being used in t h e suits as indicative of the opin- no room to add the information uage requirement and the dis- According to Jurcisin, most
campus-wide elections have ions of students in their school. which would have separated count bookstore. students indicated no more than m
raised several problems for "I think this will seriously re- LSA votes from the others." Jurcisin said that for the first two choices for president and w
Student Government Council's duce the legitimacy of the re- Jurcisin admitted underesti- 45 minutes of the balloting executive vice-president of the di
Election Committee. ferendum, and will render it mating the amount of space the many students were entering SGC. The instructions asked Ju
Some SGC members have ex- meaningless," said SGC coor- candidates names would take their I.D. number in the box them to indicate five choices, in ha
pressed doubts about the valid- dinating vice president Larry up. "We were even forced to re- and writing their votes on the order of preference. th
ity of the election results. McKay. move the names of the unop- referenda on the side of the The last four choices become no
One major error involves the According to Elections Direc- posed candidates from the bal- box. important only if no candidate ev
referendum on the abolition of tor Dale Jurcisin, part of the lot," he added. "These votes will not be receives a majority of first in
the literary college's language problem was due to the com- Many ;voters said they found counted by the computer," he choice votes. Should that oc-
requirement. puter vote-counting processes, the ballot confusing. The bal- added. cur, the candidate with the least w]
A miscalculation in preparing which is being used for the lot is printed on a computer "Several of the students man- votes would be eliminated, and m
the ballot has made it impos- second time. sheet usually used for Univer- ning the polls blamed the con- the second choice votes of the tw
sible for the votes of literary Jurcisin said the addition of sity tests. fusion on the voters, who, they students who indicated him as n
college students on the referen- any further information on the The majority singled out the said, were not bothering to read their first choice would be add-
dum to be separated from those ballot-such as' a student's par- referendum box at the top of the instructions on the ballot. ed to the votes of the remain- K
of the rest of the student body. ticular school-"would cause the the sheet as the most perplex- One poll-watcher said the in- ing candidates. / th
The referendum asks, "Should computer to jam and reject all ing part of the ballot. structions were "really compli- If there is still no majority, th
the language requirement be the ballots." The box is usually used to re- cated. The students find them the next lowest vote-getter fo
abolished?" He explained that the corn- cord the student's ID. num- very hard to understand." would be eliminated. However,
Although most students are puter can only handle informa- ber. However, instructions on However, Tom Larsen, '71, said students whose first and second is
expected to vote yes, several tion marked on certain areas of the ballot ask students to use "It wouldn't have made any choices were thus eliminated el
Students east SGC ballots SGC members have expressed the ballot. However, after the only two rows inside the box to difference if there were better will still have their third choice

Eight Pages
tes added to the particular
"If a voter did not indicate
ore than two choices, his vote
ould be lost if his two can-
dates were eliminated," said
ircisin. Since the winner must
ve a majority of all votes cast.
Lis elimination may result in
candidate having a majority
en when all but two are elim-
If a majority is not reached
hen only two candidates re-
ain, a run-off election within
4o weeks -would decide the win-
Outgoing SGC president Mike
oeneke expressed concern that
e lack of ballots with more
an two choices marked may
rce a run-off.
Although a five-choice ballot
being used in the current
ection, law students, who vot-
See SGC, Page 8

Tenants Union, Intramural
Summit fail



to settle strike
Summit Associates and members of the Ann Arbor
Tenants' Union failed to reach agreement yesterday over a
possible settlement of the one month old rent strike.
The standoff followed two days of informal discussions
during which various proposals for beginning negotiations
were rejected by either side.
On Monday Summit offered to begin "preliminary ne-
gotiations" with the union if Summit was paid rent money!
now held by the Tenants' Union.
At a special meeting yesterday the rent strike steering
committee rejected the offer, insisting that Summit also sign
a document recognizing the
Tenants' Union before any




RC eases
pro gramn

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Re11011 rent money was released. .
reeA joint conference of the:
Home mve,, Gary Schenk, spokes- Residential College's Repre-
man for' Summit, said the firmColgs'Rpe
Prooses, would not sign any document sentative Assembly and its:
recognizing the union because it curriculum committee 1 a s t
would mean recognizing a non- night approved the easing of
legal entity without knowing what the RC language requirement,.
is no assurance that the union has rejected a motion to abolish
control over the rent money and the requirement, and affirmed
By JIM BEATTIE would be unable to pay the rent its support of the languagel
once an agreement was made, program.
Len Quenon (D-2nd Ward) Mon- "Even if we incorporated."
day night served notice that, he said David Goldstein. '65L, a mem- The conference's action will
will present for first reading a ber of the steering committee,. permit RC students to meet the:
proposal for the establishment of "there is still no guarantee that college's requirement of foreign
a city escrow fund to hold tenants' the tenant will pay his rent."
damage deposits in the hands of If and when the union does language proficiency and a one-
a city official, come to a satisfactory agreement
Under the provisions of the pro- with a landlord, we can only ad- during their four years of study.
posal, landlords would have to vise the tenants to pay their Until this change was approved,

Student fees to fun
X111 1 *1 ( 11[$
The Advisory Committee on Recreation, Intramurals and
Club Sports last night proposed the construction of two new
intramural facilities at the University.
Rod Grambeau, director of intramurals, said he exoected
the major source of funds would probably have to be .udent
fees. The buildings are expected to cost $5 to $7 million each.
The proposal must still be approved by the administra-
tion's Plant Extension Committee and the Regents, said Wil-
liam Steude, a member of the committee and director of
student-community relations.
The committee will first seek approval of various student
groups concerning the funding"-.....r ...._
of the building through stu-B as
dent fees. Grambeau said this
would in~lude all sports or-
ganization directors, housing
units and fraternities and
sororities. dI 11 sL
The new buildings would be
located near Palmer Field on "
Central Campus and near Fuller a i .apitol
Field near North Campus.
The facilities would be the first
constructed at the University since LANSING (R)-Nearly 100 black
the' present Intramural Building students from Eastern Michigan
was completed in 1929. The Cen- University converged on the state
tral Campus building would re- Capitol building yesterday to pro-
place t h e Waterman-Barbour test the arrests of 14 black EMU
Gymnasium which is scheduled to students during recent campus
be demolished and replaced by an disorders.
addition to the Chemistry Bldg.
The piesent I M Bldg. would con- The students demanded amnes-
tinue to be used. ty for the 14 arrested.
Grambeau said "This program Gov. William Milliken, however,
would place Michigan equal or told a representative group of
above any other university in the nine students that he did not have
Big Ten.', "the authority, the right or the
H d h ld t ify responsibility to intervene" and
whenconstruction wouldbegin obtain amnesty for the students.
nor estimate how long constru- There is no authority on my
tion would take because there is part or on the state's part togrant

initiate legal action claiming
damage to property within thirty
days of the termination of a lease
to gain procession of damage de-
Otherwise,. the deposit would
automatically revert to the tenant.
"The key feature of the pro-j
posal," according to Richard Rem-
ington (D-1st Ward) "is that it

rent," said Stu Katz, Grad, a,
See TENANTS, Page 8

- ', 1
students who had not met the
college's proficiency ,requirement
by the end of their sophomorei

year would not have been permit-
S. .students ed to register for their junior'
year in the RC.


Ron Thompson addresses Diag rally



The joint conference also ap-
proved the establishment of two
committees to plan a foreign

pa T



blasts Daily

puts the burden of proving dam- ALBANY, N.Y. (CPS)-Close to studies program for the 1970 fall
- age on the landlord, where it 11,000 students demonstrated at term, re-examine the RC's Core
should be." . the state capitol yesterday against curriculum, and to formulate pro-
"As it is now," Remington con- cuts in the City University of New posals for its modification.
tinued, "the landlords just hang York (CUNY) appropriations.
on to the deposits and can say The proposed budget cuts could A motion to offer the projected
anything they want." mean that the CUNY schools foreign studies program as an
Another purpose of the proposal might not be able to admit any elective alternative to the lan-
would be to prevent the landlords freshmen next year. guage requirement and other cur-:
from'drawing interest on the dam- A few students visited their leg- ricular requirements was with-
age deposits while holding them islators; others made speeches. drawn after a straw vote indicated
through the year. The students-including a thou- that it would be defeated.!
"When you consider the amount sand from the nearby Albany cam- The motion to abolish the RC;
of money collected by the larger pus of the state university system language requirement was offered
landlords, there is a considerable -paraded around the capitol by David Daskovsky, '72. Daskov-t
amount of money being made by building. Most of the demonstra-; sky urged that a student's motiva-
the landlords from money that is tors were from New York City tion be "changed from an external
4 actually the tenants'," Remington high schools and the 17 CUNY force to an internalized desire tos
said. campuses. learn."
6Poli Sci group cals or


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endorsement dispute

Bl.ck students lashed out at said that therefore the paper's "Anyone who doesn't believe in still planning to be done.
the editorial policies of The Daily policies should be indicative of at everything The Daily believes in is He emphasized the importance
yesterday at a noon rally on the least 50 per cent of the student 'unacceptable.'" of initiating the project as soon
Diag as about 250 students looked body. Thompson then introduced Wil- as possible because rising costs
on. "Now The Daily just represents ;am Scott, the black council and could force changes in the build-
Black Students Union President the views of 11 moral misfits," presidential candidate for SGC. ings.
Ron Thompson called for "a he said. Scott was not endorsed by BSU Every year lost on this program
newspaper that's responsible to In a letter sent to University and was listed as "unacceptable" will cost 25,000 square feet, or
newsape tha's esposibe t abot tn pecen ofeach facil-
everyone, not just 11 editors." He ; President Robben W. Fleming by The Daily.n rh
clie h al sondadSunday, the BSU disputed Daily down ty," he said.
claimed The Daily is awned and Sudy h S ipe a I want to burn down all the Fryedr Mayer, head of Univer-
subsidized by the University and editorial policy. The letter called Iwatobunllhe FrdMyrhad fUiv-
s d h n rsy dfor suspension of The Daily'spub- fraternities," Scott said. He ex- sity planning, explained that the
lication pending an investigation plained that when he spoke at two sites chosen were selected be-
of news policy. BSU members and fraternities "they looked right cause they could be easily reach-
the three top Daily editors met through me because I was black." See COMMITTEE, Page 7
Monday, but the issue was not.
toopsoresoDalEditheou l
,w Henry Grix will meet with Fleming
reform t DyiPhonerule altered
yianatmttreovthrahrta voigpwrb-dispute.
ratherm than voting poerm be- At yesterday's rally, Thompson By BARBARA WEISS
ed to mmitteememb"rsewant- i duced D ard a e Dormitory residents will now be able to make -long distance
etoget away from "nineteenth SOC presidential candidate sup-
century concern for constitu- ported by BSU. Gorman was rated t elephone calls from their rooms.
tional forms," "unacceptable" by the Daily sen- The Office of University Housing, with the cooperation of
Althougl Stokes admits the ior editors in their SGC endorse- the Michigan Bell Telephone Company, has announced that
report is "not very revolution- ments printed Sunday. students living in the residence halls will be able to place tele-
ary" regaiding voting rights, he Gorman attacked The Daily for phone calls to be charged to another number from within in-
believes its adoption "would
have a substantial effect." asking increased black militancy. dividual rooms.
"We'll get militant when the time Effective today, the experimental plan provides for place-
Under the provisions of the comes." he said. "We know what ment of collect, credit card, and bill-to-a-third-number charge

amnesty," he said.
State Sen. Coleman A. Young
(D-Detroit), who arranged the
meeting between Milliken and the
students, termed the governor's
words a "frustrating, nonrespon-
-sive reply."
Young praised the black stu-
dents for bringing their problems
to the governor and the Legisla-
ture and said he -was happy they
had "come to the seat of govern-
ment to voice their grievances."
Milliken also told the students
he respected the way they con-
ducted themselves at the Capitol.
"You have helped to open up
some windows and doors of un-
derstanding," he said. "It may niot
mean much to you now but it
could in the long run."
A .small contingent of uniformed
state police troopers and some
plainclothes offi ce rs wandered
through the Capitol as the stu-
dents marched the length of the
first floor waving signs and chant-
ing, "No more brothers in jail-
After an orderly, foot-stomping
picket in front of the Capitol, the
group congregated to hear Young
and state Rep. Jackie Vaughn (D-

A limited voice in depart-
mental decisions will be given
to political science students if
the report of a joint faculty-
graduate student committee is
adopted by the department's
The report, mailed out to
graduate students and faculty
members- yesterday, was pre-
pared by a committee chaired by

But in no case does the re-
port advocate a vote for gradu-
ate or undergraduate students.
The report will probably be
presented to the faculty for
consideration at a meeting next
In addition to considering de-
cision making power the 40 page
report also includes suggestions
concerning s t u d e n t designed
doctoral programs and experi-

the S t o k e s committee report
completely unacceptable."
He gave two reasons for his
rejection of the committee re-
port. He objects to the fact that
the report "includes undergrad-
uates without undergraduates
being involved In the delibera-
tions" of the Stokes committee.
He also objects to the lack of
voting power for any students.
"We don't think it sets up

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