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Page 4-Sunday, November 19, 1978-The Michigan Daily

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420 Maynard St.., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Eighty-Nine Years of Editorial Freedom

Daily

endorsements for

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d. LXXXIX, No. 64

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

LSA Student Government

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President and
Vice President

Bob Stechuk and
Katherine Friedman
People's Action Coaliton
On the basis of experience, interest,
and dediction; LSA council members
Mr. Stechuk and Ms. Friedman have
proven they are the best candidates
for the top jobs. Few others besides
these two have an understanding of
the issues which effect students. Ms.
Friedman and Mr. Stechuk are hard
working committee members, who
have tried to involve students in the
decision making process, which
directly etfects their lives.
Thomas Bohlmann and Corando
Carriales, of the Student House
Party, also running for the top slots,
demonstrated some admirable
qualities. But they lack the
experience and knowledge which
their PAC opponents possess. We
hope they continue to apply their
skills to student government
Executive Council
Seats (15)
PAC Slate
4 Valerie Mims is perhaps the best
example of the PAC's committment
to improve student life at the
NUniversity. Ms. Mims, a sophomore,
;is currently working on the LSA
"'Admissions Committe, the Honors
xReview Council, and the
;Administrative Board among others.
*Her pledge to study affirmative
action and minority student attrition
is valuable.
Bruce Kozarsky expressed
'particular interest in working on
:rampant bureaucracy in the
'University, a problem which has long
.,Jbeen stifling -student input on
yrortant decision. His ideas for'
.conmunicating with students will be

valuable. His attendance at LSA-SG
meetings, despite the fact he is not an
elected member of that body shows a
committment to student government
not seen enough.
Paul Portz, as a member of the
Curriculum Committee, is conecrned
with the possibility of experiential
learning (Projects Outreach and
Community and internships) losing
their accreditation. Mr. Portz plans
to lobby for experiential learning as a
valuablle means of educating
students.
Davrell Tien placed particular
emphasis on student labor at the
University, an area which calls for
the vocal support of student
government. His efforts to secure
better pay for students who work part
time at the University would be a
valuable contribution to a large
segment of the student population.
Geoffry Cox supports an LSA
newsletter to students to better
inform them of the issues that effect
them and what they can do to help
themselves. He also ' favors
independent course evaluations to aid
students reach their academic goals.
Mr'Cox, too, would try to decrease
the bureaucracy which PAC sees as
detrimental to student life.
Michael Epsltein greatly supports
the continuation of experiential
learning as accredited learning for
students, and would narrow the gap
between students and their elected
governments by instituting
mechanisnis to insure feedback from
students.
StudentOrganizing
Committee Slate
Despite the unconscionable rip-off
of an earlier political party's name
for advertising puposes, the SOC slate
shows some experience and
initiative.
Jay Barrymore exhibits most of
both these qualities, having worked

for MSA, PIRGIM, the Tenants Union
and Eugene McCarthy. Mr..
Barrymore would more tightly
associate LSA-SG with MSA in order
to press student initiative on such
SOC issues as tenure for Joel Samoff,
divestment from South Africa,
support of experiential learning and
better student accessibility to
government.
Ric Shalin also stressed the SOC
priority of open and accessible
student government with a promise to
publicize LSA-SG meetings. Mr.
Shahin also wants more student input
in the decision affecting tenure and
academic requirements.
United Students Slate
Talib-Udin Abdui-Muqsit's long
experience in legislative bureaucracy
qualifies him for his goal of educating
the student body on exactly where
and how the decisions that affect
them are made. Mr. Abdul-Mugsit
plans educational seminars . to
accomplish this heroic task. An
articulate spokesman for minority
rights, Mr. Abdul;Mugsit
nevertheless promised to represent
the entire student body on LSA-Sg,
Bianca Johnson, who expressed her
ability to work with people
successfully and her sensitivity to
student needs, mentionedthe need for
more minority women representation
in LSA. Her enthusiasm for the task
makes her a qualified candidate for
the position.
Young Socialists
The Young Socialists platform in-
cludes issues rarely mentioned by
other candidates and slates. Along
with divestment, support for GEO,
AFSCME, and OCC, tenure for Joel
Samoff and affirmtive action quotas,
the ticket takes a stand in favor of
Gay rights and against the current
use of nuclear power.
Stan Hills sees student government
as an effective tool to organize

students to work on these issue.
Robert Warren's activity in the
Washtenaw County Coalition Against
Apartheid signifies his commitment
to social change and a desire to bring
an issue-oriented outlook to student
government.
Indepepdents
Lew Loss is an articulate speaker
with a background in the Student
Relations Committee. Mr. Loss sees
his strength in his ability to deal with
faculty and administrators and his
sensitivity to the causes of student
apathy. Mr. Loss hopes to be able to
bring LSA-SG to the students in orderj
to enlist their support.
Dan Solomon is the author of the

ballot amendment which wool
change LSA-SG term lengths ffjm
staggered half and full year terms tc
uniform full-year service. r
Solomon frequently attends counici
meetings, though he is not a voting
member. Mr. Solomon favors funding
groups in proportion to the impact
they will have on student life, as Wel
as more involvement in ;he
University bureaucracy..
Garry Frank's highest priority is to
change student government into a
more effective body by lessening the
quarrels that occur because of
partisan politics. He also supports a
communication mechanism, such as
a newsletter to better inform
students.

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The Daily

'endorses
People's Action CoalitionL
Bot Stechuk-President Talib-U
Katherine Friedman-Vice President Bianca
Valerie Mims
Bruce Kozarsky Y
Paul Portz Stan Hi
Davrell Tien Robert
Geoffrey Cox
Michael Epstein
Student Organizing Lew Lo
Dan Sol
Committee GarvFr

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nited Students
din Abdul-Mugsit
Johnson
(oung Socialists
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Warren
Independents
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Jay Barrymore
Ric Shahin

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LOOKING BACK THE WEEK IN REVIEW

No union for clericals
For the second time in the past two years,
:the University's 3,500 clericals have voted
against being represented by a labor union.
A group calling itself the Organizing Com-
mittee for Clericals (OCC) began efforts a year
ago to convince campus clericals of the
benefits of collective bargaining. OCC collected
over 1,400 signature from clericals on "show of
interest" cards- in order to initiate a
unionization vote.
Clericals had been represented by United
Auto Workers Local 2001 from 1975 to 1976. But
internal disputes, as well as intransigence by
University officials in its dealings witht the
UAW local led many clericals to doubt the ef-
fectiveness of unionization. The local was
decertified in August, 1976 by a narrow vote.
Last week, a majority of clericals voting said
they were not yet ready to reconsider their no-
union position. The tally was 1,335 against and
1,103 for representation by OCC.

Legislation proposed favors
18-20 year-old drinkers

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declined for the second consecutive year to 6
per cent.
While the figures showed total minority
enrollment up by one per cent, this was largely
due to an expanded definition of who qualifies
as a minority student.
Knowledgeable observers cite a high drop-
out by blacks as the biggest problem in
enrollment decline. They point to inadequate
counseling and other support services as the
main culprit. Many minority students must
struggle for academic survival at the Unvier-
sity because of weak preparation in inner city
schools.
Local reaction to
Carter'sfiscal policy
As President Carter continued to plead for
support of his anti-inflation programs, two
University economists predicted that 1979 will
be a year of economic slowdown and climbing
unemployment.
The State of Michigan will be especially hard
hit, because of its dependence on the volatile
auto industry, according to Economics Prof.
Saul Hymans and Academcic Affairs Vice
President Harold Shapiro. The two presented
the annual findings of the Economics Depar-
tment's Research Seminar on Quantitative
Economics last Thursday and Friday.
Hymans and Shapiro were undecided
whether the United States would suffer an ac-
tual recession or whether the rate of growth of
the economy would simply slow down. Either
way, the picture for Michigan workers is not
promising.
Protests against world hunger
World hunger was in the public eye last week
on this affluent and generally well-fed campus.
For four days, a variety of speakers and en-
tertainers focused on many aspects of the same
problem-maldistribution of the globe's food
resources. The program was sponsored by the
Committe Concerned with World Hunger, a
local affiliate of Oxfam-America.
The events ranged from the entertaining to
the serious. The former was provided by sixties
refuL0PP Wavv G.rravvwhihn wd the D nnlIILc,

It was what the Regents didn't do that made
the news last week as the board members paid
their monthly visit to campus. On a tie vote, the
board failed to approve a proposal which would
shave taken the first steps toward consolidation
of hill dormitory food services.
Housing officials have been pushing for some
form of food consolidation on the hill for years,
but the most recent move came last spring. The
latest plan would have centralized food service
for Stockwell, Couzens, Alice Lloyd, and
Mosher Jordan Halls.

Regents nix food consoliation plan

allowed a reasona ble voice in the search for
Robben Fleming's replacement as University
Proponents said the plan would save money president.
and create additonal dormitory rooms to meet Both students and faculty representatives

the housing crunch. But opponents, who in-
cluded a majority of current hill dorm residen-
ts, argued that the consolidation would destroy
the sense of community in each of the residence
halls.
* Because two of the eight regents were absent
from the meeting during Friday's vote, the
issue will probably be reconsidered in Decem-
ber.
The Regents also acted to reassure student
government officials that students would be

had expressed concern about what access they
would be allowed during interviews with
presidential candidates in the final stages of
the search. What the Regents gave both groups
was a vaguely worded promise that faculty and
students would be "closely" involved in the
process.
Based on indications that the board would
pass such a resolution, the Michigan Student
Assembly voted earlier in the week to end its
boycott of the search procedure. Soon, all three
search groups-student, faculty, and alum-
ni-should be at work determining what kind of
president the University needs, and suggesting
people who might meet the description.

Ever since the passage of Proposal D two
weeks ago, many local and state officials have
been hunting for ways to soften the blow of its
prohibition-like effects on Michigan young
people.
City governments in both Ann Arbor and
East Lansing have made moves towards
decriminalization of alcohol possession by 18
othrough 21-year-olds. On Thursday, Ann Arbor
.State Representative Perry Bullard (D) an-
nounced plans to introduce alcohol
decriminalization in the Michigan Legislature.
Bullard's bill would set a maximim $20 fine
for first time violators of the law, Young people
caught a second time in possession of alcohol
could get up to a $50 fine, along with mandatory
"rehabilitation" in an alcohol treatment
program.
Whether the Ann Arbor Democrat will be
able to garner the necessary support for the bill
in a legislature which cannot be unaware of the

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