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Sunny, warming later
in the day

Seventy-Five Years of Editorial Freedom
Platforms in City CamanSet Issue
By NEAL BRUSS industry. The Republicans are growth, and new job opportunities come Tax revenues, and grams must be presented and act- Democrats maintain that their positions in public committees.
Daily News Analysis young men inexperienced in Coun- gained in the last year. It cites -urge "that the payments of ed upon." This would be accomp- plan would preserve the current Both platforms express a desire
cil campaigning while the Demo- provisions enacted to improve race the University of Michigan in lieu lished through: character of local districting. to implement civil rights through
The 1966 City Platforms of the crats are more mature and have relations, conserve water resources, of taxes should be increased to -leasing existing structures Transportation, is another cen- integrated public housing and en-
two major political parties have been involved with much recent accelerate road construction, and fairly cover the cost of City service with funds alloted by the 1965 tral issue in the question of ex- couraging the work of the I4uman
set the tone of the campaigns of election and nonelection Council implement the Central Business to the University. Federal Housing Act, pansion. The Democratic platform Relations Commission. Similarly,
10 candidates running for five City campaigning. District plan for revitalizing the The Democratic platform com- -calling upon the Housing urges: both platforms favor creation of
Council seats in the April 4 elec- Although the party platforms downtown area. It also details mits the party to intense study of Commission to begin construction -study on immediate creation public recreation facilities and in-
tion. are general enough to permit in- gains in city authority to improve all fiscal proposals without pre- of low-cost housing units through- of "a comprehensive public tran- creased public programs providing
The Council race itself is sig- dividual candidates to base their public safety and transportation. judgement. The party also pledges out the city, sit system," activities for youth and senior
nificant because it could alter the campaigns on specific ward issues,Thes to support "efficiency in city gov- -urging the University to build -enactment of provisions to citizens.'
character of City Council at a they state the basics of the cam- T Republicans treat the prob- ernment and to make full use of moderate and low-rent housing for provide bicycle trails throughout While the Democratic platform
tm whnisereaetohu-paign.lesoficlromasteo- state and federally financed pro- upperclass students, and the city, and is more detailed than the Repub-
ing, the use and acquisition of Both platforms cite the same lowing: grams whenever it is in the best -acceptance of a transportation lican, both are general enough to
federal funds, municipal expan- general issues. While the Repub- -oppose adoption of a city in- interest to do so." -increasing enforcement of bond measure by voters April 4. permit individual candidates to
sion, and race relations demand lican platform provides detailed come tax and support an efficiency The Republican platform does building codes with the intent of The Republican platform like- take stands on city-wide and ward
attention. background of past Council af- study, not detail aims in housing. How- outlawing substandard housing. wise supports the bond proposal. issues. Candidates have and con-
Four liberal Democratic incum- fairs, the Democratic platform is -encourage state officials to ever the Democratic platform Both political parties support The Republican platform dis- tinue to adopt personal platforms
bents associated with the Univer- far more specific in articulating work for state fiscal reform, states "since the private market plans for redrawing ward boun- cusses intergovernment coopera- in preparation for the last days of
sity and professional community party goals. and the University are not pro- daries. The Republican platform tion in the Ann Arbor area. The campaigning before April 4.
are being challenged by four mod- The Republican platform relates -support the Mayor's proposal viding new low-rent, up-to-code accuses the Democrats of advo- Democratic platform does not deal In addition to the Council elec-
erate progressive Republicans recent expansion in Ann Arbor for local governments to directly housing, the Party believes that eating a plan which would amount with the issue, but focuses on tion, voters will consider two bond
drawn from executive roles in local through annexation, University retain a portion of Federal In- short-term and long-term pro- to gerrymandering, while the appointment procedures to fill proposals. One would empower the

city to issue bonds to back a loan
not to exceed $5,360,000 to be
used for widening and repair
existing thoroughfares, buying
land, and constructing new high-
way facilities.
The other bond broposal would
enable the city to borrow $2,500,-
000 to improve existing park fa-
cilities and buy new land for
recreational purposes. The funds
would also be applied to con-
structing swimming pools and
skating rinks.
If the bond proposals are pass-
ed, property taxes would be in-
creased approximately $1.73 per
thousand dollars of assessed valua-
tion a year. Council has stressed
the need for funds to implement
highway and recreational facilities
during a period of residential ex-

/ i ~
Evoy, Grad, asserted last night that the Republican Party may
challenge many student voters at the polls in the upcoming
City Council election. However, Ann Arbor GOP Chairman
Charles Reinhart denied that student voting rights will be
challenged differently from, those of any other group in the
community. "We are certainly not going'to pick on the students,"
Reinhart said.
McEvoy, who has been active in efforts to get University
students to register for the council election, said his information
came from a discussion with Republican Second Ward Chairman
James Brinkerhoff. Brinkerhoff could not be reached for comment
last night.
Each political party normally has a "challenger" at every
poll during an election to question any person's right to cast
a vote. The challenger can insist that a prospective voter produce
his registration certificate and then have the local election
official check the registration against records compiled by the
city clerk. If the registration is ruled to be valid, the prospective
voter can cast a ballot. The party can pursue the matter further
only by going to court and challenging the validity of the
precinct's election returns.
STUDENT SHOULD BE AWARE of a fake company calling
themselves the Omega Watch Company which is perpetrating a
fraud watch sale on campuses, John Morton of the Customs
Agency Services warned the University yesterday.
A representative of the company is taking orders for watches
from students and sending the money to a company in Zurich,
Switzerland, which in turn sends the watches directly to the
students as a $10 unsolicited gift thereby avoiding duty charges.
The watches are not genuine Omegas and are not worth theI
money being charged for them.
If anyone has come in contact with this organization, contact
John Morton, Customs Agency Services, 243 West Congress,
struct two hundred low-income housing units with federal funds
does not necessarily exclude students.
According to Councilman Robert Weeks (D-3) Public Housing
Association authorities in Chicago will leave any requirements in
regard to housing up to the commission and the City Council.
A favorable attitude on the part of these two .groups would
therefore open the new units to married and/or graduate students.
1* * *
CONTROVERSY OVER the origin of the UFO's observed by
many residents of the Ann Arbor area continues. Angry denials
came from people who had seen the objects after a statement
by a Northwestern University professor of astrophysics that all
they had been was "swamp gas." Sheriff Douglas Harvey retorted
that he was sure his men "saw some type of vehicle in the sky."
An aeronautical engineer said yesterday that he had observed
a UFO Friday night approach within ten feet of the ground
behind the Veterans Hospital on Fuller Road. Emil Grenier said
that he watched a "brilliant light in the sky" for approximately
two minutes, and that he was convinced it was "an electronic
phenomenon." He said that the object had made manuevers that
an airplane was incapable of, such as suddenly coming to a stop.
Another witness described essentially the same sight which he
had observed through the windshield of his car, while driving
down Fuller.

IHA Plans
Active Dorm
Work To Increase
Student Involvement
In Campus Activities
Inter House Assembly, formed
early this year by the merger of
Assembly Association and Inter-
quadrangle Council, wants to gen-
erate enough enthusiasm among
students to make their residence
hall years enjoyable ones, accord-
ing to Sherry Meyer, '69, president
of IHA.
The primary function of IHA
will be to provide communications
and service to those who live in
the dorms, and to make dormitory
life more interesting and benefi-
cial, she said.
In the area of communications,
IHA will explain to freshmen the
functions of important campus or-
ganizations, such as SGC and
UAC. The organization will also
inform freshmen of the opportun-
ities open to them for membership
in the various organizations.
Encourage Speaker Program
Feeling that an intellectual and
academic atmosphere is often
lacking in the dorms, IHA has
made plans to encourage faculty
members to come and speak to
the various houses. The plans in-
clude the possibility of a speaker
directory. IHA also plans to en-
large the scholarship programs of
Assembly and IQC.
One of the areas of endeavor of
IHA will be coordinating housing
activities. In this regard, a
"brother-sister" program between
Allen-Rumsey and Palmer houses{
is presently in the planning stage.
The coordination program en-
visions activities such as providing
tutoring for students needing it,
and distributing house sweatshirts.
By programs such as these, IHA
hopes to decrease the disparities
between the activities of the var-
ious houses.
Better Social Calendar
They also hope to formulate a
better orientation calendar for the
fall in the hope of increasing the
success of mixers. In the social
area, lIHA also hopes to come up
with a fairer and more equitable
open-open policy.
Miss Meyer sees "unlimited op-
portunities" for improving dorm1
conditions and atmosphere. "Stu-i
dents merely have to take a voice
in their own affairs. Enthusiasmc
must be generated and information
distributed, and IHA hopes to do1
this," she said.I

-Daily-Thomas R. Copi
The protestors, 2,000 strong, march down Woodward Avenue (on the left) toward a rally on Campus Martius. which was followed by
picketing at a Democratic Party dinner. On the right, a fight breaks out, instigated by members of a counterdemonstrating group
called Breakthrough. Four men were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace.
Hadn taHiigh U*gh I Peacefau1 Day of ro tesi

Change Plan
For Married
Housing Unit
Plan Northwoods on
North Campus Site;
'Use FHA Guidlines
In the planning of new housing
for married students, the Student
Housing Advisory Committee hats
decided to put both Northwood 4
and 5 housing projects on the
same site on North Campus while
the University will use Federal
Housing Act construction stan-
dards in building these units in-
stead of University building stan-
dards, according to John Bishop,
Grad, member of the housing com-
Previously only Northwood 4
was planned for the North Cam-
pus site. The project would be fi-
nanced under the College Housing
Act which allows the University
to borrow up to four million dol-
lars a year at three per cent in-
Bishop explained that the com-
mittee had hoped that both North-
wood 4 and 5 would be financed
under the 221 D3 section of the
Federal Housing Act. 221 D3 would
allow the University to borrow
any amount of money from the
government at three per cent in-
terest rate forr40 years. However
in order to borrow the money the
University would have to set up
a nonprofit corporation which will
need approval by the Regents.
Ready by 1967
Since the committee and the
University want the first 400 units
of Northwood built by the summer
of 1967, these units will have to
come under the College Housing
Act as 221 D3 would take too long
to be approved by the government
with up to a year's delay.
The University will be using the
minimum building standards of
FHA, which all apartment build-
ers use, instead of its own stan-
dard in' order to keep the rents
from exceeding present North-
wood rents, Bishop said.
The University's standard is
much more rigid and a much high-
er quality of construction since
it is built to last 100 years. Under
FHA standards buildings have a
60-year life-span, Bishop said.
Construction Costs
The change to FHA standards
was necessary to keep rents down
since construction costs have gone
up tremendously and made build-
ing under University standards
too expansive, Bishop explained.
After Northwood 5 all married
housing will be financed under
221 D3 since there is no limit on
funds available while College
Housing loans will be used to
finance dorms and the residential
college, Bishop said.
The Northwood 4 project is
meant especially for married stu-
dents with children. It will provide
more room than the present
Northwood housing units which
are mainly one bedroom apart-
ments and accommodate married
students without children.
The committee has proposed
that the 400 units of Northwood
4 be townhouse types with one-
third to one-half having three
bedrooms with the rest two bed-
rooms. The composition of the
400 units of Northwood 5 has not
been discussed, Bishop said.
The Student Housing Advisory
Committee has suggested that 50

The troops of protestors were
lined up 2,000 strong along North
Grand Circus, waiting for the
march down Woodward Avenue to
begin. They stood close-packed in
the cold and wind, waiting pa-
tiently and talking. Also lined up
along the street was a large de-
tachment of Detroit police-in the
white, blue striped cars of the
Tactical Mobile Units, on horse-
back, on motorcycle and on foot.
At 4:30 it began. The string of
marchers, five abreast, pulled out
onto Woodward and headed to-
ward a rally on the Campus Mar-
tius, where they were met by a,
screaming, angry anti - protest
band called Breakthrough, and
where the only violence of the day
Following the rally they pro-
ceeded further down Woodward
to Convention Hall, a huge build-1
ing bordering on the Detroit River,[
where they picketed the Demo-
cratic Party's Jefferson - Jackson
dinner. Here, later in the evening,
they heard Thomas Hayden, for-
mer Daily editor and a recent vis-
i Service
In response to this move, Uni-
versity Towers and a few other
landlords now offer an eight-
month lease option with a rent
Several student leaders have
contended that Ann Arbor land-
lords, because of the high profit
margins they receive, could easily
offer eight-month lease options'
without a hike in rentals and still
not become impoverished.

itor to North and South Viet Nam,
tell them of the political structures
and their relations to the people
in the war-torn Southeast Asian
More than a dozen groups were
represented: from Ann Arbor
Voice-SDS, Young Socialist Al-
liance, Committee to Aid the Viet-
namese, SNCC, Ann Arbor Viet
Nam Day Committee; from Mich-
igan State, the Student Peace Un-
ion and SDS; from Detroit, a
plethora of groups, the largest be-
ing End the War in Viet Nam,
which organized and led the
As the marchers walked the few
blocks to the Campus Martius,
many were silent, most talked
among themselves, and a few oc-
casionally struck up an anti-war
chant which inevitably died out
within a half a minute.
Violent Opposition
But the main opposition was
much more vocal, supplied by a
rabid and increasingly hysterical
group of 35 or 40 called Break-
through who paraded down Wood-
ward alongside the marchers (at
a distance).
Breakthrough broke the ring of
peacefulness and dullness that sur-
rounded the march with the only
violence of the day.
After one member took a swing
at one of the protestors, all were
immediately hustled across the
street by the police where the
group name-called for the rest
of the rally. Half-way through a
fight broke out among four men,
and once again the police quickly
broke in and ended it. One of the
men was charged with carrying a
concealed weapon.
Puppet Show
The highlight of the Campus
Martius rally was a puppet show.
The puppets represented President

marchers turned the corner to-
ward the arena was the traffic in
the northbound lane.
At the arena picket lines were
set up, and the demonstration
continued while Democrats at-
tending the dinner passed through
into the hall of the building.
Later that evening Tom Hayden,
addressing a crowd of about 600
in the arena, spoke on "What the
NLF is, what the revolution is,
and what Communism in North

Viet Nam and South Viet Nam
are." Speaking intelligently and
sometimes eloquently, he gave a
host of examples, from past and
present U.S. policy, from inter-
views with officials from North
Viet Nam and the United States,
leading1to the statement that in
Viet Nam "the government in
Hanoi and the National Libera-
tion Front both represent a great
majority of the people, both are
effective, and both are democratic.

Anti-War Marches
Erupt Across Nation

Debate Value of Student Renta

By The Associated Press
Thousands of demonstrators
marched through tense streets
from New York to San Francisco
yesterday, parading their opposi-
tion to America's war in Viet Nam.
The marches were the climax of
the second international days of
protest a sequel to antiwar dem-
onstrations that sparked riots and
a counter-wave of patriotic fervor
last October.
Thousands of people paraded
down Fifth Avenue in New York
as the showplace in the weekend
of nationwide antiwar demonstra-
Hecklers threw insults, and
some eggs and tomatoes, at the
New York marchers, whose spon-
sors claimed they were 20,000
At one point, spectators broke
through a shoulder to shoulder
line of policemen guarding the
parade route and engaged in a
brief fist fight with marchers who
were carrying Viet Cong flags.

ing insults. There was a brief
scuffle between hecklers and
In Washington, several hundred
from rival groups demonstrated
near the White House. Police ar-
rested two men from the American
Nazi party after they burned a
Viet Cong flag taken from peace
Police estimated 1,500 to 2,000
people marched from Cambridge
Common to Boston for an antiwar
rally outside the Arlington Street
church across from Boston Public
At Miami's John F. Kennedy
Torch of Friendship, about 100
pickets gathered with signs in
English and Spanish calling for
peace talks. Counterpickets also
In Cleveland, about 350 to 400
college students staged a Viet Nam
protest march. There were about
25 counterpickets but no incidents.
Foreign Protests
While abroad there were also
demonstrations protesting our in-

The Student Rental Service, set
up at the beginning of this month
to help students sublet apartments
for the summer trimester, is op-
erating a fairly booming business
despite criticism by some student
SRS manager Archie Allen,
Grad, reported that 250 students
looking for summer renters have
igned eontracts and 250 more

students who want SRS to find
summer apartments for them.
David DeBoer of Misco Man-
agement, one of the property man-
agement companies that establish-
ed SRS, explained that it was not
set up as a money-making venture
but as a service for students.
Despite DeBoer's contention that
the establishment of the SRS was
set up to help students, John
Bishop, Grad, of the student hous-'
irw cni.rvnmmittpp. saidl that

extended tostudents seeking sum-j
mer sublessors. He said that the
possibility of instituting an eight-
month lease option, even with a
rent hike, is an "impossible task"
because of the time consumed in
seeking tenants and cleaning
apartments twice a year instead
of on a yearly scale.
Mrs. Elizabeth Leslie, assistant,
director of student - community
relations for the University, said
that "we ounld1still much urefer,

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