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Vol. LXXIX, No. 140 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 21, 1969 Ten Cents
Miller boycotts three-waySrun
By ROBERT KRAFTOWITZ for the presidential - vice presidential race and alleged discrepancies in the date are applied to the other appro-
Howard Miller and Mark Rosen- posts next Wednesday. way students were permitted to vote. priate candidates.
baum, candidates for the Student Gov- The runoff was necessary because no The final tally showed Mike Farrell If there is still no majority, the
ernment Council's president and vice- candidate received a majority vote edging out Panther White by a vote candidate who now has the least votes
president positions, announced early from the "multiple transferable ballot of 1331 to 1309. is eliminated and second choice candi-
this morning they will boycott the system" used for the six-candidate White pointed out yesterday that dates of the students voting for him
election run-off called by SGC's Cre- presidential election. the total votes cast for senior presi- are credited with those votes, etc.
dentials and Rules Committee. The runoff election would normally dent indicated that a large number of Under the Hare system, this pro-
j voters had not been members of the cedure would continue until a candi-
Miller said the solution the C and R have been between the top two candi-
Mehad devised for the run-off was "i- dates only, but election officials de- present junior class, and were there- date has a majority.
equitable, arbitrary and without any cided that the bare seven vote differ- fore ieligible to vote. However, the credential and rules
basis in SGC rules." ence between McLaughlin and Nelson The objection involved the rules of committee decided that the elimina-
MbsillerulRsenbau.gde it i sble t the Hare system of balloting which tion process would stop when there
deciionwa ad enbyt pered who candidate fromsthe race d forms the bases of the method used were two candidates left.
decision was made by two people who by SGC. Miller and Rosenbaum felt the
k "could not be impartial regardless of "The margin was within the range After all the first place votes are rules should have followed the Hare
their intentions." of random error,' SGC executive vice tabulated, if no candidate has a ma- system exactly, and the second place
Unless a solution agreeable to Miller president Bob Neff said. jority, the candidate with the least candidate eliminated.
and Rosenbaum can be found, students The election of literary college number of votes is dropped and the An error in the counting of the votes
will choose between McLaughlin - senior class president will also be re- second choice votes of the students Wednesday night necessitated yester-
Marty cLaughlit.Bob Nelson Van Der Hout, and Nelson-Livingston peated because of the closeness of the that voted for the eliminated candi- day's recount.

Ten Pages
IoW(1a( Miller

SGC demands end to












By MARTY SCOTT referendum to end the language at that meeting to end the :an-.T
Student Government Council requirement by a margin of about guage requirement.
last night warned the faculty that 5-2. SGC President Michael :oeneke
failure to comply with the clear The final vote count was 4 633 said, "If the faculty does not
student mandate to abolish the in favor of abolition . to 1,907 abolish the language requirement P aym en t
language requirement would re- against. at that time, there is enough stu-
sult in decisive student action. dent sentiment to take more di-
The action came after the an- Th<G otorpciial et setient otkemr"d-
nouncement that students had called for a special faculty reet- Thact nature of this action p
overwhelmingly supported t h e ing within two weeks and a vote is still unclear. Koeneke and SGC
Vice President Bob Neff were y
charged with organizing a way to
plan some type of demonstration. ornm e
u en s settleThe faculty is likely to call a
special meeting to discuss the By LAURIE HARRIS
language requirement as it did The first rent strike eviction
this month. However, Dean Wil- case came to trial yesterday
lam Hays indicated earlier that, resulting in what the Tenants'
SS t te str ik like last month, the special meet-i Union thinks is a highly fv
ing would probably be the day Unrek edent.
after the regularly scheduled orable legal precedent.

UNo noffers $1,000;0
Sunday meeting set,
The Rent Strike Steering Committee announced last
night that the United Auto Workers has offered $1,000 in
support of the Ann Arbor rent strike.
Peter Denton of the rent, strike steering committee said
the committee was contacted yesterday and offered the
money by Irving Bluestone, assistant to UAW President
Walter Reuther. Denton said that no conditions were attach-
ed to the grant.

From Wire Service Reports - meeting, not before. District Judge Pieter Thomassen Bluestone, contacted last
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco State College The next regular monthly meet- refused to grant a summary deny the report. He admitte
student strike ended yesterday after four and a half months. ing is in two and a half weeks, (n judgement to Edward Kloian oftheret eade
Black Student Union leaders announced that they have Monday, April 7. Arbor Management and the re- with the rent strike leaders
accepted a settlement offered- by the administration, al- College administrators have a- sulting jury trial ended with a 20 on Sunday to discus possible
ready indicated that the referen- dollar reduction in the rent of the UAW aid to the strike.
though the exact terms of the settlement are yet to be dum is unlikely to have a ;trong defendants The reported offer of aid came
disclosed. affect on the faculty's position on Arbor Management Co. had after several weeks of corres-
The announcement was made by BSU Chairman Benny the requirement, which is for brought suit against Fred and pondence with the UAW, Denton
Stewart in the college cafeteria after a noon rally was can- 'maintaining some type of ]an- Nancy Rosen requesting them to explained.
celled. guage requirement. pay their past two months rent or! Nancy Holstrom, a member of
"The strike is over," one strike leader said, "but to the The council was in general be evicted. the rent strike steering committee
agreement that some form of de- The Rosen's attorney countered handled the contact with the
people the struggle continues." He added that if agreements cisive action be prepared before that the landlord did not deserve a union. She said the committee
"- -"_____ --..-*are broken,, "you know what the faculty meeting so that it will full rent payments because he had solicited UAW aid on the pre-
will happen." be able to swing into effect im- ignored their repeated complaints. cedent of the aid the union has
College officials have refused to mediately if the demand is ig- The Rosen's claimed that their given to the California grape
comment. Acting President S I.yapartment at 1120 S. Forest had pickers boycott.
Sc es n I president and a inadequateshower head which knew that the California
e h ence for 9 a.m. this morning to ex-officio SGC member said thatcontinually flooded the bathroom. Jim Mellen, a regional SDS worker, lashes out at the effects- of i g ape boycot had e new tA
S i t[ anno unce the college's position, en thoughdemo statio ne cin Furthermore, say the Rosens, the capitalism on society, saying a "whole class of capitalist investors ,therewere great differences be-
"on the resolution of student in forld deorationo tic garbage was not adequately tak- is dependent on military spending," at an SDS teach-in on tween the two strikes, we decided
Hayakawa has reportedly not t is quite clear that SGC has a Kloian never denied the shower "Militarism and the University" at the Union Ballroom last night. to ask the UAW for aid," she said.
signmnaed the agreement yet, although ate from the student bd ad not been fixed but said he (See story on Page 7.) Miss Holmstrom said she con-
the attorney for the BSU and thehic it must act ni- attempted to control the garbage tasted several UAW officials early
Third World Liberation Front "A demonstration is very much problem. Kloian charged that the:UBT - this year, and when Reuther spoke
From Wire Service RepOrts said it was signed by the select in order now," he added. situation was due to the tenants' to the Law School he was ap-
CHICAG0 - Sixteen persons- committee of faculty members ap- At a previous faculty meeting neglect to put the garbage in the poached by the steering commit-
gHIC m e nerdon-!pointed by Hayakawa. SGC had requested that the lac- !ans but rather put it on e * te on the subject of aid., h
eight policemen and eight demon- Thtony rnlnB'nut blihtelnug eur-gon.* At that time, she said, Ruther
strators were indictedysedy The attorney, Franklin Braun, ulty abolish the language require-; ground. I' etra o l S l S uet agreed to study the possibility of
said the agreement includes the ment. The request was met wit h After a full hour of deliberation d to t the
stem a deral grand jury on charges creation of a school of ethnic laughter. The new statement is he 6-man jury delivered its ver- aiding the rent strike.
stemming from violence at the studies and a black studies de- very clearly a demand based on dict stating that there would be a mince hes the seern com
DeocaicNtina onetin.detsatn tatter oud ea whmittee has talked several times
Dpartment, with an extensive role what SGC sees as a student m ,n- twenty dollar reduction from the 0o l1with Bluestone culminating in
The civilians included leaders for minority students and off- date, and which they have pledged Rosen's past rent. Kloian would wyesterday's call, Miss Holmstrom
of the anti-war movement, the campus minority community rep- to support with action. have to pay for court costs as is
Black Panthers and the Youth resentatives In planning the new In other action SGC discussed usual when the plaintiff loses the By CHRIS STEELE ,Hsaid.e th osrm
International Party. program and choosing the faculty. ways of implementing the other case. undergraduate political science majors voted "entoncalled the of
Twelve other persons were nam- Hayakawa has confirmed that referendum. This proposal calls The goal of the rent strike. acj Ostrike
ed as co-conspirators, but not as he will announce these proposals for the expansion of SGC's dis- cording to Barry Cohen, '70, a unanimously yesterday to hold a teach-in next Wednesday strie
defendants. U.S. Atty. Thomas A. at his news conference today count store to include a discount member of the strike steering in the department's lounge. sionaW organizatina. I dontfe think
steeringts. U .S . A tty. T h osaonaa t org niwatconfered oe'tothik
Foran told a news conference that Another, major part of the book store. It will initially be committee, was merely to get the The same motion "strongly encouraged" students not to they would put $1,000 into the
more indictments are expected. agreement concerns discipline of funded of an assessment of $1.75 case beyond summary judgement attend political science classes after 10 a,m. on the day of rent strike If they thought we
Yesterday, a National Broad- the strikei's. Stewart said the per student for the fall semester and to a jury trial. Such a situa- the rotest were a poor risk," Denton said.
casting Company employe was in- worst penalty would be suspension of 1969. tion would make the time, effort
dicted by the same grand jury on for those charged with violence. Final decisions were deferred and money expended by the land- The teach-in will be held to support a proposal made by
charges of concealing a micro- There will be no permanent sus- until more research can be done lords unproductive. the undergraduate political science association to include StonyT Brook
phone in a room where the plat- pensions and campus disciplinary on the matter. There was uncer- The fact that the case was voting student members on the department's executive com-
form committee was meeting in action will be dropped against tainty 'about how the money Is to eventually won, Cohen said, "was
closed session, those charged with minor viola- be collected and about the details merely frosting on the cake." mittee. would participate in
Among the demonstrators intions.of setting up the store. See TENANTS, Page 7 Most of the students indicated they tu ents
dicted were David Dellinger, Ren- ______-e--h-in.___-_____________
nie Davis, Thomas Hayden, Abbie UNION BOARD RESOLUTION John Stucker, president of then days in j il
Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Lee Wei- Graduate Rountable, the gradu- d
ner, John F. Froines, and Bobby ate political science student asso- By The Associated Press
Seale. ciation last night said he will Some 300 students at the State
Bodws e c 1,0*ec. T h i e T...io nupport the teach-ui.University ofNew York (SUNY)
They were specifically charged rflle r n a ii0S (IStucker said he was disappoint- at Buffalo seized the student cen-
with conspiring with the intent , ed with the report issued Monday ter yesterday, demanded abolition
to incite acts of violence. The in-. by a committee of the department of
dictment said the conspiracy in- By NANCY LISAGOR coffee house will be one of the meeting coffee house can open soon. The room will which does not recommend a vote ROTC and an. end to defense-
w h chsid th o n pi a y n -;w h ch d es n o ec m m n a vo e orien ted research o n cam p u s.
volved teaching other persons how The search for an Alternative is over, rooms on the lower level near the Union's be decorated with wall posters. The only for students in any departmental The protest, begun Wednesday,
to use incendiary devices and in- Last night the Union's Board of Direc- South entrance. structural changes that need to be done decisions. result of an earlier
terfering with firemen and law Prof. Harvey Gould of the physics de- involve putting in a few utilities necessary "There has not been enough de sra
en o c m n fiil.tor's passed a resolution allowing the Al-co m n at n on hi is u a d dem onstrati n n do t wn uf
Mthl enavsneionothmeiro s partment, one of the initiators of the for a restaurant, communication on this issue and
Atty. Gen. John N.Mitchell Alternative, was excited about the dic-Thee the teach-in would provide a good falo against the three-year sen-
said in announcing the indict- of the Union. tors' decision: "We hope we will be able the room for student 'ace There forum to discuss it," said Stucker,. tence given to a draft resistor.
ment in Wshintnn that theI The reonitinn sttes that the TUnion will osdni . hbhrmf tdtacti'vities. There wll h ,'i'aarhiatn .. l The students left yesterday


night, refused to confirm or
f, however, that he will meet
City tax
system .hit
Democratic candidate for mayor
Robert Harris yesterday charged
that the city's current tax struc-
ture has already cost Ann Arbor
citizens $300,000 a year in need-
lessly paid state income taxes.
Harris was speaking, along with
his Republican opponent Richard
Balzhiser, before the Ann Arbor
Junior Chamber of Commerce at
the Old Heidelberg Inn.
He explained that the loss was
a result of the failure to adopt
the Blue Ribbon Committee's pro-
posal for a nine mill slash in
property taxes and adoption of a
city income tax.
According to Harris, the pecu-
liarities of state income tax law
concerning credits for city taxes
paid make it much more favorable
for a taxpayer to pay his city
taxes half in income tax and half
in property tax, rather than pay-
ing all his city taxes in the form
of property taxes.
Balzhiser, who directed his dis-
course to the campaign at large,
stated that the real issue in this
election is "who can provide the
dynamic leadership that the Ann
Arbor City Council needs."
In addition, the Republican can-
didate quickly alluded to the Ann
Arbor rent strike. "We all know
that something needs to be done,"
he said.
Although conceding to his op-
ponent that there have been cer-
tain obstacles in the recent Repub-
lican .admistration, Balzhiser as-
serted that he was "part of a
dynamic council in 1965 that
worked to get programs that we
really needed."
Referring to a report he had
received from University econ-
omics department chairman lar-
vey Brazer, Haris said taxpayers
in Detroit and several other cities
were saving between $13 and $14
per year by virtue of having

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