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ElieMieligan 4Baily
Seventy-nine years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students'of the University of Michigan
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, Mich. News Phone: 764-0552
Edit(riotL printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1969 NIGHT EDITOR: JIM NEUBACHER

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

McKinley talks:
First step

THE DECISION by the management of
McKinley Associates to enter prelim-
inary talks with Tenants Union repre-
sentatives is a significant gain in the
struggle to win collective bargaining
rights for Ann Arbor tenants.
It is the first concrete demonstration
that Ann Arbor landlords and manage-
ment companies, under sufficient tenant
pressure, may accept the collective bar-
gaining principle. While McKinley, a
company under new and relatively lib-
eral management is not a typical case,
it may set a valuable precedent for oth-
ers to follow.
Although McKinley has taken a cruc-
ial first step, it will be essential for the
company to grant formal recognition to
the Union as a legitimate collective bar-
Oink!
Vice President Spiro Agnew's teen-
age daughter, Kim, wanted to march in
a demonstration on Vietnam Morator-
ium Day, but he refused to let her, News-
day reported today.
In a copyrighted interview with Mr.
Agnew, the Long Island newspaper said
Miss Agnew, 14 years old, wanted to show
her support for the moratorium by
marching with a black arm band last
Wednesday.
"I wouldn't let her," said Mr. Agnew,
who opposed the moratorium and crit-
icized its leaders in a speech earlier this
week. "She was unhappy for a day, but
she got over it. Parental-type power must
be exercised. Some parents have forgotten
how."
"Youth should challenge the adult gen-
eration and put its ideas to test," he
said. "But they must reason their way,
not jump to what they feel is right.
Education is a continuing state."

gaining agent. Without such recognition,
the Union understandably refuses to
negotiate other issues. Delay in recog-
nition merely hinders the achievement of
a workable landlord-tenant relation-
ship .
Student tenants who today applaud
the -McKinley-TV talks from the side-
lines, must realize that their own direct
support, by means of the rent strike, will
be necessary to bring landlords into gen-
eral collective bargaining.
Those who bask in the improved main-
tenances prevalent this fall, due largely
to rent strike pressure, and those who
passively contemplate the hypothetical
advantages of a well-established tenants
union should realize that widespread and
dedicated student support are necessary
to translate the goals of the Tenants
Union into reality.
THESE GOALS relate to an Ann Arbor
housing situation characterized by
astronomically high rents and erratic
maintenance service. The union aims at
equalizing the power relationship be-
tween tenants and landlords, thus mak-
ing lease conditions more favorable for
student tenants. In addition, a viable
Union could effectively lobby for the
construction of low-cost housing by both
the city and the University.
These are worthy goals, and their
achievement requires the collective ac-
tion which the Union has been taking.
McKinley manager Ron Weiser indicat-
ed his acceptance of the legitimacy of
the Tenants Union when he said that,
"the Union provides a viable means for
determining what some of the concerns
of students are."
Tenants Union leaders have a certain
responsibility for assuring McKinley that
they will not encourage the adoption of
demands the company would be literally
unable to satisfy. Unrealistic claims by
Union organizers about the possibilities
of vast rent reductions which might re-
sult from tenant-landlord talks, have
fueled landlord distrust of the U n i o n.
McKinley officials have noted the pre-
sent management could easily go out of
business and transfer its properties to a
larger management company if U n i o n
demands threatened to eliminate t h e
company's profit margin.
BUT UNION leaders recognize t h e s e
facts, and it would be unwise for Mc-
Kinley to use such fears as an excuse
for not recognizing the Union, meanwhile
ignoring the basic grievances which led
to the Union's formation.
If McKinley recognizes its own long-
term interest, and its own obligation to
be responsive to the wishes of its tenants,
it will grant recognition to the Tenants
Union.
-STEVE KOPPMAN

Shock,
To the Editor:
FROST HOUSE wishes to com-
municate its shock, indignation,
and disgust at the manner in
which the housing office has con-
ducted its affairs which have led
to the present, untenable situa-
tion. Last year, it was suggested
t h a t Resident Advisers be given
roommates. This idea was debat-
ed within the houses, before the
Board of Governors, and before
the Regents, and it was rejected
on all levels.
At the same time, Housing an-
nounced that it had discovered it-
self short of men's housing, which,
oddly enough, followed shortly
the conversion of part of men's
housing in West Quad to office
space. Housing suggestedhthe con-
version of two women's houses in
Markley, Elliot and Little (later
changed to Blagdon), to alleviate
the problem. This idea was firmly
opposed by the residents of Mark-
ley and was also rejected by the
Board of Governors. Yet, due to
flagrant mismanagement of stu-
dents and housing, both proposals
were implemented. And this was
done over the summer, at a time
when virtually no one was present
to oppose them.
THE SITUATION as it stands
now is even more outrageous. In-
coming freshmen have been sub-
jected to housing in cafeterias,
study halls, practice rooms, and
linen closets, and others have been
given no rooms at all or "tem-
porary" residences with the con-
stant danger of expulsion. For-
eign students who have come to
the University in order to room
with American students and learn
English have been stashed away in
a cafeteria and are now scattered
around the University with little
or no contact with American stu-
dents. Students, who have con-
tributed $50 toward the services of
Resident Advisers, now find these
Advisers inaccesible when serious
personal or emotional problems
arise due to inconveniences to the
RA's roommate. And most or all
of these problems might have been
avoidable.
LAST YEAR, a prepayment was
instituted for the explicit purpose
of weeding out those not seriously
considering returning to t h e
dorms. It was stated by the hous-
ing office that this would give it
an accurate picture of the housing'
situation and allow it to plan for
the coming year. Now, it seems,
the office ignored their own pol-
icy and figures in preference to
theoretical reports on the effects
of lessening restrictions on stu-
dents in University housing. Since
there is no clear distinction be-
tween University housing and the
academic University, we as ten-
ants are at the mercy of the Uni-
versity's whims. Since we are the
ones who must suffer from your
office's mistakes, we demand an
adequate explanation for t h e
present situation and specific
plans for solving and avoiding re-
occurrences of this most deplor-
able situation.
-William L. Levy
Oct. 1
Health Service
To the Editor:
THE STUDENT HEALTH Ser-
vice procedure for dealing with
the "walk-in" patient is in des-
perate need of revision. A stu-
dent who wakes up in the morn-
ing and finds himself in need of
medical service, and cannot get
an appointment is accommodated
on a first come first serve basis,
between the appointments.
The other day I found myself
in this position for the first time

in my two years here. As a stu-

dent I decided to avail myself
of the privilege of free medical
help, but what I found was so dis-
organized and unprofessional,
that I vowed never to use these
facilities again.
As is the procedure, I picked up
my medical record, and after be-
ing told that there were no al-
pointments available, I took a-seat
and waited for my turn. The
nurse, upon my request, took my
temperature and after noting that
I had a 101 degree fever proceed-
ed to put my folder back in the
middle of the stack. Although
there were at least three doctors
in attendance, and lass than 10
people in the waiting room at any
time. I and a few other "walk-ins"
waited for over two hours to be
seen.
WHEN I FINALLY got to see
the doctor who came out to get
my record, I asked if there were
any priorities or did all patients
have to wait for over two hours?
She was horrified that with such
a small number of people, we had
waited so long. The blame for the
delay, sha said, lay on the inef-
ficiency of the nurses in distribut-
ing the records to the doctors; in
addition those doctors who work-
ed faster, had complained about
the inequality of the caseload.
I feel, as I am sure those who
waited with me feel, that there
must be a better system. Most
"walk-in" patients come for sore
throats, or colds, not major sur-
gery. Therefore, perhaps t h e r a
can be a doctor who deals only
with those who do not have ap-
pointments. It is enough of a
punishment in itself to be sick,
without h a v i n g the Student
Health Service procedure add to
it. If this system is not improved
perhaps we should all do as one
girl jokingly suggested: make a
weekly appointment and if we
don't need it. cancel it.
-Dianne Globus
Sept. 26
Cht lrini71
To the Editor:
WHATEVER HAPPENED to the
"Women's Page" which you'd been
promising us? Because there were
some extra pages, in Sunday's
Daily, devoted to fashion drawings
and photos and ads from local
stores and a few really profound
and astute comments on today's
fashion, such as the enlightening
and revolutionary insiht that the
sleeve is normally attached to a
blouse, are we supposed then to
infer that this constituted the pre-
vious1y announced "Women's
Page"? Although there was a
mildly interesting front page ar-
ticle on bralessness, this had, for-
mally n o t hi n g to do with
"Women's Page." Pity any U of
M co-ed who was satisfied or iden-
tified herself with this image of
woman and who was not, on the
contrary, insulted by it.
It would seem that the Daily's
political policy is inconsistent--co-
operation with the military-indus-
trial complex is condemned, but
what about the Daily's complicity
with the fashion-cosmetic-indus-
trial complex which submerges the
American women in mindless ob-
session with fashion and total dis-
traction from anything more
meaningful than clothes, make-
up, dates, bridal showers, cocktail
parties, silverware and laundry
detergents? Certain Daily contri-
butors object to ROTC because it
diverts young men, through the
provision of generous scholarships,
into the armed forces. In a similar
vein, I object to the Daily's ac-
ceptance of advertisements from
jewelers and clothiers, since it
perpetuates an unacceptable image
of women and encourages Ann Ar-

indignation,

disgust,

outrage etc.

". . Encouraged by an effete corps of impudent snobs, hardcore
dissidents, and professional anarchists, who characterize themselves
as intellectuals . . ! !"

IFENR
STEVE NISSEN
City Editor

OREIX, Editor
I-ON I.A\I)-.\IAN

bor co-eds to conform themselves
to this image.
OUT OF curiosity, what would
you have dreamed up for a "Men's
Page"? Or perhaps it never would
have occurred to you, since men
are just normal human beings
whereas women apparently con-
stitute a special species whose
identity depends on what clothes
they're wearing and what boy
they're going out with or are mar-
ried to.
Your "Women's Page" supplies
as good a reason as any to join the
Ann Arbor branch of the Women's
Liberation Movement: although
not yet a member, I'm sure this
organization would join me in con-
demning the "Women's Page's"
male contributors as prime ex-
amples of male Chauvinists, and
its female participants as copping-
outers to their own sex.
-Kris Alilunas
Suppression
To the Editor:
I WOULD like to express dismay
at the suppression of student and
faculty participation in the Oct.
15th moratorium by the School of
Dentistry.
Although it had been previously
announced that individual parti-
cipation would be allowed and
that neither quizzes would be given
nor attendance recorded, the jun-
ior and senior clinics did record
attendance. In addition both stu-
dent and faculty who were present
and wearing black armbands were
ordered to remove them.
GRADING in the dental school
is so subjective that few students
will not even dare to wear a con-
troversial button supporting peace.
Also students are ordered to get
haircuts and refusel to do so is

certain to lead to low grades and
an evaluation of poor attitude.
We are told that the dentists'
participation in community affairs
is one of the best ways to show the
profession's concern for the bet-
terment of man and his health..
We are limited, apparently, only
to issues without controversy.
I WISH I had the courage to
sign my name, but I too want my
D D.S.
The things I have written, how-
ever (and many more) can be con-
firmed by talking to almost any
dental student or some of the fac-
ulty.
Maybe someday these conditions
will change, but they must be
brought into the open first.
Name withheld upon request
Oct. 21
Church and politics
To the Editor:
I FIND Anita Wetterstroem's
article, "Revolution and religion:
Awakening at the University." in-
teresting, but I feel that I must
comment on it. I cannot speak
for all the churches, but I have
some claim to knowledge of the
situation of the Catholic Church
on campus.
With all due respect to Fr. Ir-
vin's remarks, I feel that all too
many of the students attending
Sunday Mass at St. Mary's are not
liberal, but either static conserva-
tive or unconcerned. Apathy is
high among all large student pop-
ulations.
I see as one of the important
tasks of the Church the education
to get these people concerned and
involved in a Christian way with
the problems of the world today.
MISS Wetterstroem claims, "On
the political spectrum, the chapel

itself sits decidedly to the right
of its 'liberal' congregation. The
Church (ecclesia) is the p e o p 1e,
ministers as well as congregation.
The staff members of St. Mary's
are very liberal. They are not ex-
treme radicals, as Fr. Irvin points
out, but most of those who speak
from our pulpit make it obvious
that their views are more liberal
than what is being heard - and
this because our views are decid-
edly to the left of a certain num-
ber of parishoners.
"WHILE there are many activ-
ists within the congregation...
they do not direct their activities
through the chapel." We at St.
Mary's feel that it is better for us
to direct our actions through
existing organizations rather than
set up, competition. As Christian
individuals within working organ-
izations we can often work more
effectively than by starting a new
group.
The aim of the Church, of St.
Mary's, and of the Newman Stu-
dent Association is not to form
cliques of individuals who try to
do everything in our name; but
rather to help individuals grow
and to provide facilities when
needed to go out from our worship
community and make Christ pre-
sent in the world today.
-Edward Swart, President
Newman1 StudentrAssociation.
Oct. 22
Letters to the Editor should
be mailed to the Editorial Di-
rector or delivered to Mary
Rafferty in the Student Pub-
lications business office in the
Michigan Daily building. Let-
ters should be typed, double-
spaced and normally should not
exceed 250 words. The Editorial
Directors reserve the right to
edit all letters submitted. I

MARCIA ABRAM N A .seia tA M\lnaging Editor
CHRIS STEELE Associate City Editor
'TEVE ANZALONE .... , Editnri.al Page Editor
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LESLIE WAYNE .. 1.Arts Editor
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NIGHT EDITORS: Stuart Gannes. Martin Hirschman.
Jim Neubacher, Judyi Sarasohn, DaId Spurr. Dan-
iel Zwerdling.
ASSISTANT NIGHT EDITORS: Ale:i Canad:, AAhi-
son Cooke, Bob Fusfeld, Russ Garland, Caroid Hilie-
brand, Judy Kahn, Pat Mahoney, . nrd Montgomery.
Marty Scott , Lynn Weiner.
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On electing

'that

bum

John

Lindsay mayor of New

York

By STEVE KOPPMAN '
IBERALS ACROSS America accept
without a second thought these
days the notion that the upcoming
New York mayoral election will pro-
vide a landmark test for the forces
of enlightened, progressive govern-
ment-incarnate in the person of
John Lindsay-against the forces of
dark reaction, personified in his two
rivals-Mario Procaccino and John
'Marchi.
But the people of New York know
better.
For while it is difficult to argue
that Lindsay is not a more capable
man than either of his opponents,
there is little doubt in the minds of
most New Yorkers-white and black,
professional and worker, lukewarm
supporters and redhot opponents-
that the man who proudly presented
himself four years ago as the saviour
of the America city is a fraud.
WHITE WORKERS look around
their neighborhoods and see crime
spiraling, taxes rising, and things in
genernl getting worse. They figure

of the city. But they were mad about
Vietnam and they still voted for
Hubert Humphrey. After all, the gov-
ernment must keep running, and he
is the lesser of three evils. What
would happen if some horrible man
like Mario Prdcaccino or Richard
Nixon came to power?
SO THE SET of actual "Lindsay
supporters" narrows down to a few
liberal students-largely from out-
side the city, the editorial page editor
of the Times, and a few prominent
Democratic politicians. "I've alienated
eight million people," Lindsay said
this summer. And he wasn't kidding.
Yet, he will probably he re-elected,
because those voters who feel he is
substantially less obnoxious than his
two opponents make up more than
one-third of New York's electorate.
But, the fact that a solid majority
will unquestionably vote for either a
Procaccino or a Marchi says quite
a bit in itself.
CITY COMPTROLLER Democrat
Mario Procaccino is an old-line

conservative intellectual with a philo-
sophical bent. But his penchant for
thrift has led him to use his position
in the Legislature to help derive
New York of the money it so des-
perately needs.
The backwardness of Lindsay's
rivals have made it relatively easy
for him to fit into the "knight in
shining armor" role. But at the same
time, his fraudulence has shone
through more blatantly than usual
these past months.
In response to the alleged laxity of
welfare regulations under his admin-
istration, Lindsay aparently ordered
a sudden tightening of the regula-
tions to produce a leveling in the
rolls in time for election day.
IN RESPONSE to public com-
plaints about crime, Lindsay points
to the 5,000 new policemen he has
hired, and the new "fourth platoon"
system for getting more police on the
strets at night which was convenient-
ly instituted a few months ago. While
the fourth platoon may do some good.
it is ironic thnt Lindsav noints to

LINDSAY DERIDES Procaccino's
impossible programs for locking up
all the addicts, but doesn't come out
himself for the only realistic ap-
proach-the legal and widespread dis-
tribution of the drug addicts need,
or some substitute like methadone,
through doctors. Lindsay instead has
seemed to advocate the "middle" ap-
proach-doing nothing.
In response to complaints that
Lindsay concentrates on Manhattan
and ignores Queens, he has embarked
on a campaign in the last few months
to fix more potholes and collect more
garbage in Queens.
Perhaps New Yotk's most basic
problem - the lack of sufficient
housing fit for people to live in--
has changed little during Lindsay's
term in office. The construction of
new housing can barely keep tp with
the deterioration of old housing, and
admittedly the only long-range solu-
tion seems to lie in massive infusion
of federal money.
LINDSAY HAS finally, in this elec-

black attitutdes toward Lindsay was
made last week by national CORE
director Roy Innis, one of Harlem's
most prominent spokesman, as he
anounced CORE's rejection of all
three mayoral candidates.
"THIS IS A CHOICE between ar-
senic, cyanide and strychnine," said
Innis.
The city's black and Puerto Rican
communities have been looking des-
perately for an alternative to Lind-
sey. as was demonstrated by their
overwhelming support of Bronx Bor-
ough President Herman Badillo in
the June Democratic primary. And
while Lindsay has recently cut his
appearances in black neighborhoods,
when he does venture there he is re-
peatedly dogged by the plaintive
signs. "What have you done for Har-
lem:?.,
SO, WHILE LINDSAY and T h e
Times editorial page and some fin-
icky liberals tell you that Procaccino
would destroy "what it took us 50

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