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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 59
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, November 14, 1978
Tenants assail landlord seeking
By MARSHA L. GINSBURG
An Ann Arbor landlord who needs city
approval to build senior citizens housing
downtown was charged with negligence and
poor maintenance by some of his renters last
night at an Ann Arbor City Council meeting.
University students Richard Stacewicz,
Donald Oppenheim, and five other tenants at
924 Oakland have withheld rent for the past few
weeks because they said their landlord, Dan
Kaplan, was not living up to contract
obligations and illegally entered their
apartments without prior notification.
KAPLAN LAST WEEK admitted that
workmen entered the apartments without prior
notification but said it was legal as long as they
entered to make repairs on the apartments.
Kaplan wants to build a combination housing
and commercial office building on top of a
parking structure at the corner of Ashley and
Main Streets. Some 30 per cent of the 120-
apartment portion of the complex would be
used for senior citizens, Kaplan said.
Oppenheim, a graduate student in Business
Administration, who is interested in
alternative living for senior citizens, recently
said, "I don't want'to see that man housing
senior citizens. Based on the type of
irresponsible landlords he and his whole outfit
are, I can't see him dealing with such a
vulnerable group as elderly people."
DURING LAST night's public hearing, he
echoed those views and added, "We can't
imagine senior citizens dealing with him as
well as we have. We hope the council will lead a
quiet investigation as to what kind of landlord
he will make."
Councilwoman Leslie Morris (D-Second
Ward), said in an interview, the charges
against Kaplan were relevant to the City
Council's approval or non-approval of the
project because "the city would be almost
going into a partnership with him" should it
approve the project.
She also said it is illegal to enter an
apartment without prior notification.
MORRIS SAID even though she felt it was
relevant that Kaplan's reputation as a landlord
be examined, right now his proposal didn't look
very feasible. In his packaged deal, Kaplan has
offered to pay about $600,000 toward a $2.5
million parking structure which would be
located under his building. About 100 spaces, or
one-third of the lot, would be used for occupants
of the building. The rest of the lot would be open
to the public.
"Right now, the city doesn't have enough
money to go around helping developers like
that, so the project isn't necessarily near being
passed anyway." But she added that if the
council were to approve the project for Kaplan,
"I personally think they (the charges against
him) should be looked into.
See TENANTS, Page 5
'U' succumbs to
By HOWARD WITT
The five players hunched over the
board, eyeing one another
suspiciously. The capitalist started
the game, moving his piece around
the board in the wrong direction.
"Capitalists always move to the
right," someone sneered. The group
In a shrewd strategical move, the
small businessman offered an
alliance to the student, promising
him a job after graduation. The
THEGAME was Bertell Ollman's
"Class Struggle," a game which
"gives a clear and simple view of
capitalism from a socialist's stan-
dpoint," according to Ollman.
Ollman, an associate professor of
political science at New York
'University and Marxian political
theorist, stopped in Ann Arbor
,yesterday to give a lecture and
publicize his game.
"class Struggle" can be played by
'two to six players. Each player rolls
-:a "genetic die" to determine
whether he or she will be a capitalist
or worker (the two major parties) or
a- professional, student, small
businessman, or farmer (the four
Through a combination of chance,
cards and rolls of dice, players
collect debits and assets, make and
break alliances, and debate political
theories. The winner is determined
by an overall evaluation of each
"TO BE HONEST, I was tempted
to make a game in which workers
would usually win, but I realized this
wouldn't be realistic. Workers and
capitalists each win about the same
number of games," Olman smiled.
Ollman has been working on
"Class Struggle" for about seven
years. It first appeared last May,
and so far has sold about 20,000
"We hope to double that figure
during the Christmas season," he
AN ITALIAN version of the game
is now being created and sales in
Italy are expected to reach 100,000 in
the first year. Since the game's rules
prohibit a capitalist-worker allian-
ce, its creator expects some changes
will have to be made in Italy to ac-
commodate the country's political
system in which the Italian Com-
munist Party supports an alliance
with middle class parties.
"I have become a socialist
businessman," Ollman observed as
he pointed out the irony in
businessmen in capitalist countries
earning profits from a socialist
See 'U', Page 9
Carter tries to0
By The Associated Press
By telephone and in meetings on two
continents, President Carter and his
diplomats sought yesterday to head off
a breakdown in the Egyptian-Israeli
peace talks. Egypt's Anwar Sadat
reportedly considered but then dropped
the ideal of calling his negotiators home
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustapha
Khalil said, however, that the talks
were going "not badly."
PRIME MINISTER Menachem
Begin, meanwhile, arrived back in
Israel after a U.S.-Canadian tour and
said his government would be
reviewing American and Egyptian
proposals for resolving the central
dispute in the negotiations - whether
and how to link an Egyptian-Israeli
treaty to a solution of the Palestinian
Begin would not reveal to reporters at
Ben-Gurion Airport what he would
recommend when he convenes his
Cabinet later this week to discuss the
status of the peace talks.
"We are listening to all viewpoints,"
HE GAVE NO details of what he
called a "long and serious meeting"
Sunday night with Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance in New York. At that
meeting, Vance presented an American
proposal for settling the "linkage"
The American proposal has not been
disclosed. But it is understood to in-
volve both a provision in the draft
treaty's preamble and an exchange of
letters between Egypt and Israel
regarding future negotiations over the
status of the West Bank of the Jordan
River and the Gaza Strip.
In Egypt, President Sadat and his
advisers met in the Suez Canal city of
Ismailia and a top Egyptian source who
asked not to be identified said there was
"bad news" and that the recall of the
delegation from Washington was
BUT KHALIL later denied that Cairo
was summoning its negotiators home,
though official Cairo Radio said one
member of the team, acting Foreign
Minister Butros Ghali, would return to
Cairo tomorrow for consultations.
Khalil said Sadat had spoken with
Carter by telephone for the second time
in two days, and Vice President Hosny
Mubarak telephoned the head of
Egypt's Washington delegation, Lt.
Gen. Kamal Hassan Ali. Sadat also met
with U.S. Ambassador Hermann Eilts.
On the Israeli side, Foreign Minister
Moshe Dayan was returning. to
Jerusalem to attend the Cabinet'
meeting. Defense Minister Ezer Weiz-
man remained here.
In Washington, yesterday's peace
talks schedule called only for a meeting
between special U.S. Mideast envoy
Alfred Atherton and Egyp.tian
Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
BERTELL OLLMAN, creator of the "Class Struggle" game now being marketed
across the U.S. and in Italy, demonstrates how his diversion is played.
New nuclear shelters proposed
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter
administration said yesterday that
more than'half of all Americans would
die in a nuclear war, many because of
outdated fallout shelters, and it ap-
proved a plan to save up to 146 million
people by large-scale evacuation of ur-
The shelters currently available in
American cities are not sufficient to
meet the modern nuclear threat posed
by the Soviet Union, said Bardyl
Tirana, U.S. civil defense director.
AND, TIRANA said, the Soviets are
better prepared to protect their citizens
in the event of nuclear war. He confir-
med that President Carter gave his ap-
proval to the new evacuation plans on
Civil defense officials estimate that
90 million of the current U.S. population
of 220 million would survive a nuclear
attack. The aim of the new program is
to increase the number of survivors to
as many as 146 million.
MILLIONS WHO live in cities would
have to rely on makeshift shelters in
subways or the basements of public
In the future, those shelters are seen
as becoming less adequate.
"Times have changed and the needs
have changed," Tirana said in a
telephone interview. "A shelter is
valuable against fallout. But unless you
have a very expensive blast shelter,
which we don't have, there's little
protection in the area of a strike.",
HE SAID future Russian weapons
will be more numerous and more ac-
curate than those that threatened when
U.S. officials began designating public
fallout shelters in the early 1960s. Those
shelters could hold 118 million
Americans, officials said.
Women need more self-help to
gain high posts, says 'U'prof
Tirana said the new approach to U.S.
civil defense is in the formative stages
and would not give firm information
He said planners have yet to decide
how many millions of Americans could
be transported from their communities
or where they would stay in the coun-
tryside. He also could not say how much
such a program would cost.
White House spokesman Jody Powell
said the new civil defense effort will be
"no new crash program" and that
spending increases will be moderate.
" Marxist Professor Bertell
Oilman confronts the problems of
radicals in two appearances. on
campus yesterday. See story
. MSA President Eric Arnson
says MSA will make its final
decision tonight on whether to en-
ter the, presidential search
process. See story, Page 12.
Read the new,
M expanded Today
column, Page 3
BY SHELLEY WOLSON
Members of the House Officers
Association (HOA) voted yesterday to
investigate the possibilities of taking a
The approximately 100 members at
last night's meeting selected a commit-
tee to look into how much HOA support
exists and what forms the job action
could take. HOA is an association
representing all interns and residents
at the University Hospital.
MEANWHILE, THE HOA bargaining
committee will also go back to the table
and bargain over contract language
with the University and a state
"The job action committee will
clearly define the ways other house
members can involve themselves in let-
ting the University know the working
conditions and how they are affecting
the patients. We have to clearly be
upgrading" (patients' condition) said
HOA spokeswoman Pauline Reisner.
Reisner said the job action may not
include withholding of services due to
the house staff's fear of losing its jobs.
"Their careers could be ruined," she
REISNER SAID HOA plans to put
pressure in as many areas of the
University as it can. "Our people just
don't see their position as a solution,
The last HOA-University contract
expired August 31 and was extended on
a day-to-day basis until September 21,
when HOA voted to terminate the
HOA votes to. look. at
job action possibilities
By BETH ROSENBERG
Muriel Ross, co-chairwoman for the
Academic Women's Caucus and an
associate professor of anatomy at the
University, said yesterday that women
"must stop blaming others all together
and promote women into positions and
build a sense of community."
Speaking as part of the "Report of U-
M Women," a lecture sponsored by the
Center for Continuing Education of
Women (CEW) before a group of 30 at
Rackham Amphitheare, Ross said that
although not many women hold Univer-
sity adminsitrative posts, they are
more active in the lower echelons of the
Currently, there are women holding
the posts of regent, associate vice-
president, and policy coordinator.
There, are two women deans (nursing
and education), four associate deans,
six assistant deans, and three chairper-
sons at the Flint campus.
Ross added that 1977 statistics in-
dicate 170 men earned $30,000 or more
compared to only 11 women at the
University. She said that most women
are situated in the lower paying jobs, in
the $19,000-$24,000 range.
Other speakers at yesterday's forum
included Mary Edwards, assistant to
LSA Dean Billy Frye, Susan Weiskopf,
the director of the Women's Studies
Department, and Nellie Varner,
associate dean of the Rackham School
of Graduate Studies.
Maintaining that women currently
enjoy their greatest chance for
promotion, Edwards said "we find
people from all niches in society" and
there is no clear path to the top.
Although no women hold any of the
Unviersity's six vice-presidential slots,
Edwards said the present structure
needn't change because the office-
holders are chosen by credentials, not
sex. She added that finding women
deans may be a more severe problem
because "we're not simply fighting
sexism but fear of change."'
Weisskopf said the Women's Studies
department, now in its fifth year,
averages approximately 900-1,500
students per term.
She pointed out that financial
By RON GIFFORD
Even though he has lived in
Ann Arbor all his life, John Weir
had never seen the inside of
Rackham Auditorium before last
He has been confined to a
wheelchair since he was 16, the
Hig court to hear press. rghts, case
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme
Court said yesterday that it will decide
whether states may prosecute
constitutionally infringed on freedom of
Kanawha County Prosecutor Cletus
shooting of a 14-year-old student at a St.
Albans, W. Va., junior high school last
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