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Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom



Voice Concern

over Lease


Ann Arbor realtors are coming
under increasing fire from stu-
dents, University housing officials
and the Ann Arbor Bureau of
Housing. These groups are becom-
ing more vocal and willing to take
their cases to court.
Among the complaints:
" Herman Ross, owner of the.
Nelson Maiden -Lane Apartment,
1137 Nelson, has been sued in
Circuit Court by two University
law students for allegedly invali-
dating a nine-month lease just
before school opened;
* The Ann Arbor Housing Bu-
reau has filed a suit in Municipal
Court against the owners of the
Trade Winds Apartments, Hoover
at Main, and the Nelson Maiden
Lane Apartments, charging them

with the alleged violation of the
local building regulations requir-
ing residencies to be certified by
the city before they are occupied;
" Certain students in the Trade
Wind Apartments said they are
refusing to pay their rent until
the building is certified in com-
pliance with the city ordinance
and terms of their University
" Some 33 residents of the Ma-
ple Ridge Manor Apartments on
Dexter Rd. are refusing to pay
their rents for the amount of
money equal to the cost of their
air conditioning bills which they
claim the management had agreed
to pay;
* Officials in the off-campus
housing bureau of the University
are becoming increasingly alarm-
ed because they claim realtors are

ignoring University leases.
The University lease is a stand-
ard rental agreement form which
can be used by realtors renting
to students.
While it is not more legally en-
forceable than a non-University
lease form, a copy is kept on file
at the off-campus housing bureau.
This means that the bureau will
act as a mediator in disputes aris-
ing from the agreement, bring-
ing to bear such powers as the
right to withhold grades of de-
linquent students.
However, the Office of Student
Affairs refuses to support Univer-
sity leases used for uncompleted
or uncertified structures.
Many of the problems current-
ly coming to light were envision-
ed last spring when University
officials - warned students about

signing leases for apartments that
were not yet completed.
The fears of officials were con-
firmed when more than 100 stu-
dents were put in temporary hous-
ing at the beginning of the se-
mester because their apartments
were not yet ready for occupan-
The Trade Winds Apartments,
with 32 units, was one of these
buildings. Several of the students
allege they moved into their apart-
ments under an oral agreement
with the co-manager, Mr. Engle,
that they would not begin paying
rent until the apartment was
"livable," which was defined as
including the installation of a
shower. Problems arose because
Mr. Engle has left the country.

The students claim they were ask-
ed to pay their rent from Sept.I
1, while the shower was not in-
stalled until Sept. 16. Samuel Zell,
manager of the apartments, said
the building contained "32 apart-
ments of which 24 were com-
pletely done, while eight were
lacking showers and a few other
things when the tenants first mov-
ed in. The management made!
agreements with the eight ten-
ants that they would not pay rent!
for the time before the showers
were installed."
Zell blamed the unfinished
apartments on "the labor short-
age and the inability to get sub-
contractors to perform on sched-
ule which has made it exceed-
ingly difficult to complete the

He estimated that the owners
had spent $30,000 more than esti-
mated for the construction of the
apartments to try to complete the
apartments on time.
Other problems have arisen
from the failure of apartments to
be completed on time. Howard
Grossman, '66L, and Jesse Larken,
'66L, said they are suing Herman
Ross, the owner of the Nelson
Maiden Lane Apartments for $3,-
000 in Circuit Court for the return
of their apartment deposits and
for alleged damages incurred when
they had to take an apartment
which had a 12-month lease, be-
cause (they claim) Ross invali-
dated their none-month lease.
Ross was not available for com-

The owners of the Trade Winds
Apartments, Ron Mitchell, and
the owner of the Nelson Maiden
Lane Apartments have run into
further disputes on two counts: al-
legedly occupying their apart-
ments without certification from
the city and allegedly invalidating
University contracts.
According to Ralph Lloyd of the
Ann Arbor Housing Bureau, the
owners of the Trade Winds Apart-
ments and the Nelson Maiden
Lane Apartments are being
brought to Municipal Court for
violation of a city ordinance which
requires all residences to be cer-
tified before they are occupied.
According to the city, without the
certification it is illegal for the
owners to collect rehts4
The Nelson Maiden Lane Apart-
ments were certified yesterday.

Several students in the Trade
Winds Apartments, owned by
Mitchell, said they would refuse
to pay rent before the apartment
is certified. According to the stu-
dents the manager had threatened
to evict the students who do not
pay their rent. Of the city or-
dinance under which -the students
are refusing to pay rent, Mr. Zell,
the manager said, "I don't know
anything about that."
According to Elizabeth Leslie of
the off-campus housing bureau at
the University, the University
leases are not valid until the
buildings are certified. The bureau
lacks any legal rights to enforce
the contracts, but she added the
University would take no action
against students who refused to
pay their rents because the build-
ings were not certified.

What's New at 764-1817
Councilman John Hathaway will meet with William L. Steude,
director of Student Community Relations, Joel Bernstein, chair-
man of the Driver Regulation Board, and otter Board members
in a luncheon meeting today in the Union. At this time the
Board will present Hathaway with provisions which they feel
should be included in a motorcycle ordinance and suggestions
for student-city cooperation in this area.
Quadrangle residents have been advised against formation
of the traditional "police details" to prevent destruction of
property by exuberant MSU students this weekend.
IQC President Lee Hornberger has announced that such
groups will have no official sanction. He said that if someone is
injured the IQC would be legally responsible, and that the Ann
" Arbor police can effectively deal with the problems which might
A controversy has developed in Stockwell Hall on the sub-
ject of Sunday sitdown dinners. Two petitions, one signed by the
kitchen staff and the other by over 130 dorm residents, have
been circulated voicing disfavor with the traditional Sunday
noon practice.
The residents argue that the dinner is too crowded, time-
consuming, and interferes with study. The petitions will come
to a house vote on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
There are currently over 200 unfilled student positions in
residence hall employment, Robert Wagner, assistant to the
business manager of residence halls, said yesterday. He defined
a position in terms of student per meal, so that one student em-
ploye could actually fill several positions. The labor shortage has
been temporarily alleviated by the use of full-time help to sup-
plement student workers in the dining halls.
"Consideration is being given to plans for a long range solu-
tion of this problem. These plans may include a system for
students bussing their own dishes at meals," Wagner said. He
added that there are, at present, no plans for increasing student
wages as an inducement to prospective employes. East and West
Quadrangles have been hardest hit by the shortage.
High administiative sources yesterday confirmed that
Regent Eugene Power's gift for a University theatre was approxi-
mately $1 million. They also disclosed that architects for the pro-
ject were approved at the May Regents meeting and a special
theatre consultant hired at that time.
Officials have issued contradictory statements in recent days
about the size of Power's gift and the progress of the theatre's
planning. Additional private donations are being sought for the
$3.5 million project.
An agreement on the University's plans to expand its Flint
College branch seems to be imminent. Meeting in executive ses-
sion Wednesday, the State Board of Education once again went
over possibilities for working out a compromise on Flint. The
board ruled against permanent expansion of Flint College last
April, but board President Thomas Brennan indicated that he is
interested in reaching an amicable settlement with all parties in-
volved in the dispute.
Brennan said the board also considered the proposed estab-
lishment of a two-year medical program at Michigan State Uni-
versity in preparation for a public hearing on the issue later this

Asks Study
On Foreign
SGC Seeks Review
Of Proposed New
International Center
Student Government Council
passed a motion -last night re-
questing Vice-President for Stu-
dent Affairs Richard L. Cutler to
initiate an examination of the ef-
fectiveness of the University's at-
titudes toward foreign students'
activities. The examination will
include a review and critique of
the formation of a new Interna-
tional Center.
Charles Cooper, SGC vice-presi-
dent, opposes the building of the
proposed International Center be-
cause it would "physically separ-
ate foreign students and American
students." Cooper said that the
foreign student resents "coming
from a cosmopolitan atmosphere
to the University where he en-
counters a 'quaint' International
Center that places too much em-
phasis on the church."
In other action, the Council
agreed to send an open letter to
the Michigan State student news-
paper protesting the action of
their administrators who denied
readmission of Paul Schiff, grad-
uate student, Schiff allegedly ad-
vocated violation of the university
regulations but was not allowed
to answer these charges.
Council member Mickey Eisen-
berg reported that over 10,000
signatures have been obtained
supporting the proposed student
bookstore. At least 5000 more sig-
natures are expected because the
bookstore committee is expecting
additional petitions from club
presidents and alumni. Today is
the last day of concentrated ef-
fort before the bookstore proposal
is placed on the agenda of the
next Regents meeting, October 21.
SGC also passed a motion es-
tablishing a Student Counseling
Advisory Committee. This com-
mittee will convey student opin-
ion, criticism and suggestions for
the improvements in University
counseling services to the depart-
ments concerned.
Ernest Mazy, executive director
of Michigan's American Civil Lib-
erties Union, said that Schiff's
suit "squarely raises for the first
time in Michigan whether a stu-
dent at a public university is en-{
titled to the rudiments of fair!







'U' Sees No
Civil Liberty
Possible infringement of the
civil liberties of ten University'
students arrested Saturday on
charges of illegal possession of
liquor was discounted yesterday as
additional facts behind the arrest
were disclosed.
Director of Student Activities
and Organizations J. Duncan Sells
said that two Ann Arbor police
detectives were admitted into the
students' apartment by the stu-
dents themselves. The officers,
without disclosing their identities
or their intentrsuccessfully at-
tempted to enter the apartment
after spotting liquor on the apart-
ment balcony.
The officers asked if they could
"come in," and the students ad-
mitted them.
'Negligible' Infringement
Prof. Robert J. Harris of the
Law School said that this is a
negligible infringement of indi-
vidual rights, and that it is over-
shadowed by the enforcement of
law. He felt that the officers had
used a definite ruse to gain ad-
mittance, but, as they had not
forced entry or made unreasonable
search of the apartment, had not
infringed on the rights of the
He said that the ten students
arrested were under no compulsion
to admit the officers-or anyone
-into their apartment. However,
he added, when the detectives
noticed the liquor in the apart-
ment, they witnessed the com-
mission of a misdemeanor, and in
the enactment of law, were com-
pelled to make the arrests.
Thus, the students arrested had
been misled by the plainclothed
officers, but their rights had not
been violated.
Police Behavior
Harris said that violation of
civil liberties depends on severity
and extent of police behavior. He
felt that police can assume such
guises in incidents where they feel
immediate action is necessary for
law enforcement.
Illegal search and seizure, a
frequently cited transgression of
individual rights applies more fre-
quently when officers suspect
commission of a felony and search
persons or automobiles without
written warrant.
If the detectives had waited to
secure a search warrant, it would
have been likely that the stu-
dents would have disposed of the
liquor. By entering under undefin-
ed but not false pretenses, the
officers were able to efficiently
enforce liquor laws.
Students Face Judge
Sells said that after their ar-
rest, the students were' brought
before Municipal Court Judge

TDiag Vigil,
Committees to Set
Specific Scheduling,
Location of Activities

-Da1y-Steve Goldstein
"UNIVERSITY DAY" ACTIVITIES yesterday were attended by (left to right) George Steinitz, '66,
vice-president of the University of Michigan Student Employes Union, Barry Bluestone, '66, presi-
dent of UMSEU, and Brendon Sexton, director of the United Auto Workers' Leadership Center.
UMSEU Hosts Guests

The "Know Your University
Day Conference" yesterday raised
some major campus economic is-
sues to an audience of an esti-
mated 100 businessmen, labor,
clergy and civil, rights leaders.
Members of the University of
Michigan Student Employes Union
led by Barry Bluestone, '66, presi-
dent, pushed the drive to help
influential citizens become inter-

ested in University problems.
The conference's central theme
was the need for more preventive
measures against "short-chang-
ing" of students here.
These include:
--Impressing upon the Regents
the necessity for a University
-Increasing communication be-
tween the students and the ad-
ministration, and

Bluestone Warns of
Skyrocketing Prices

Educators Probe Unrest

Special To The Daily
WASHINGTON-The Establish-
ment acknowledged yesterday the
existence of the student-though
somewhat belatedly-as the an-
nual meeting of the American
Council on Education tackled the
problem of the "Student in Higher
The topic is apparently an at-
tractive one, for 1400 delegates
registered for the two-day meet-
ing, twice as many as have at-

Hopkins Magazine, widely dis-
tributed among the delegates, set
the tone of concern with a lead
article on "The New Radical."
It said that "college administra-
tors may find, like Clark Kerr,"
that the students' older, well-
developed civil rights picketing
and sit-in tactics can be used
against them "just as effectively"
as in the South.
One observer noted, however,
the spirit of lethargy among the
participants. The students pro-
vided most of the good -discussion
in the panel and questions from

for the New York Times: "Student
'activists' obviously have develop-
ed a vested interest in finding
things to fight about." Katzen-
bach said that these students have
recourse to orderly procedures
without demonstrating.
One panel, in response to a
question from Vice-President for
Student Affairs Richard Cutler on
student involvement in such ques-
tions as budgeting priorities,
agreed that such involvement was
a good thing.
Cutler said that this then
meant that "students should nar-

'If any of you have children
13 or 14 who are doing well in
school, I would suggest that you
enroll them in the University next
year, before costs skyrocket."
This suggestion, made in jest
by Barry Bluestone, '66, president
of UMSEU, was one of many re-
marks concerning the costs of
education made yesterday to the
participants of "Know Your Uni-
versity Day." The opening session,
featuring a panel presentation by
members of SGC and UMSEU,
the sponsoring organizations, was
directed at showing, as Bluestone
put it, that "de facto economic
discrimination exists at the Uni-
versity. Rich kids are coming here
and the poor aren't."
To provide substantiation for

knowledged its responsibility for
providing for housing."
"The dormitories," he added,
"have become freshman ghettos
because of the rapid turnover of
Private Housing
"The University houses only 35
per cent of the students here,"
Gordon said. The others must
face a private housing market
which realizes a yearly return on
its, investment of 30 to 35 per
cent, as compared to a standard
return among realtors of 10 per
To provide a source for this re-
turn, Gordon gave a comparisonj
of costs of a small, 2-bedroom
apartment, which rents in Ann
Arbbr for $240 a month. In De-
troit, it would cost $150; in Akron,
$120; and, in New York, it would

-Lobbying the state Legisla-
Recognition Needed
Recognition is now described as
the greatest object of UMSEU
through the pressure of all groups.
Following a day filled with wel-
comes and panel discussions, a
tour of the main campus, speak-
ers, and seminars in the after-
noon, the facts compiled over the
last two weeks were compressed
into four concise reports from UM-
SEU study sessions.
Judy Kovan, '68, emphasized the
tactics necessary in achieving
higher education at a lower cost.
She suggested that union locals
and the University student em-
ployes union pressure the Regents
through a mass letter - writing
campaign to meet student needs.
She also advocated that a series
of articles be presented to ex-
pose the threat of community col-
leges which offer lower-priced ed-
ucation in competition with the
University. Miss Kovan's third
statement suggested setting up a
statewide lobby to represent the
University's drive for higher edu-
cation in Lansing.
Massive Lobbying
Darryl Alexander, '69, advocat-
ed massive lobbying as the means
to a goal of freer education. Be-
fore the next conference meet-
ing, she urged representatives
present to talk to their community
groups to bring more people to the
campus. She suggested that the
press, including labor publications,
should be present and that politi-
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Student and faculty groups
planning further protests against
the war In Viet Nam voted last
night to consider actions including
civil disobedience, but the ekact
location and nature of the actions
remained unresolved.
The protests will be conducted
during the "International Days of
Protest" on Oct. 15-16.
The demonstrations are being
sponsored by the Faculty-Student
Committee to End the War in
Viet Nam, Voice Political Party,
and the Ann Arbor Committee to
End the War in Viet Nam in con-
junction with similar protests in
over 100 American cities and num-
erous other countries.
Diag Rally
The meeting was preceeded by
a rally on the Diag yesterday af-
ternoon. Jeffrey Goodman, '66,
editorial director of The Daily,
spoke on the moral implications
of the war for all citizens of the
U.S. charging that "what we are
doing there is murdering a
Other speakers at the Diag rally
were Eric Chester, '66, and Mike
Locker, Grad, who gave informa-
tion concerning recent develop-
ments in Viet Nam, and the nature
of protests that were occuring
both on campuses in the U.S. and
among soldiers involved in the
The mass meeting in the Under-
graduate Library, chaired by Tom
Mayer, instructor in the depart-
ment of sociology, addressed it-
self to the problems of the nature
of the protests and the organiza-
tion needed to coordinate the
Schedule of Events
Peter DiLorenzi, a member of
the Student - Faculty Committee,
proposed a schedule of events be-
ginning early Friday morning, Oct.
15, that would include a vigil on
the Diag, several rallies and
marches, distribution of leaflets
at the football game on Saturday
and at other locations culminat-
ing in a large march Saturday
The consensus of the group
seemed to be that the protests,
while drawing attention to objec-
tions to the war, should also at-
tempt to include some informa-
tional features designed to reach
not only the University commun-
ity but also the residents of Ann
Arbor and those attending the
football game from outside the

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