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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 118 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 20, 1979 Ten Cents Ten Pages
Kenworthy to face
Belcher for mayor;
Senunas staves off Curry in the 3rd
Successfu Ony2,6 oe
By ELISA ISAACSON Kenworthywho served
b u .from 197478, defeated J
After a primary election that tgomery hands down, garn
d e b u t . bv-could best be described as dull cent of the votes. The D
- only 2,766 voters turned out mayoral candidate sa
and the results startled no one statement he will discus
fo u nhJaerKnor stituentsyontthe next few w
- James Kenworthy won the town development, financ
Democratic nomination for struction and street re
ByAM ALZMNLouis Belcher in the April 2 and council.
By AMY SALTZMAN just "Are these decision b
By 12:15 p.m. eight conscientious joust. fairly, openly and intelligen
citizens had passed through the polling In his prepared victory statement, broad, disinterested partici
place in the Michigan Union. At 1:30 O Kenworthy announced, "It is time to public?" Kenworthy deman
p.m. a grand total of ten people had talk substance to the citizens of Ann KENWORTHY SAID he
exercised their right to vote at the West Arbor." on 1,000 doors across the cit
Quad polling place. With so little ac- Oil IIN THIS NIGHT of victory for the to have knocked on 10,000
tivity in yesterday's primary, election veterans, Republican councilman Louis The candidate said the maj
workers could at least be thankful of Senunas defeated primary challenger concern among those voters
one thing - the Ann Arbor debut of 4Gerald Curry in the Third Ward, and he has spoken are snow r
punch card v'ting went off withoutfa will try for reelection to a second two- roads.
hitch. Year term. Kenworthy said he felt m
Only 2,766 people turned out to vote in Former three-term Democratic citizens were "skeptical"
yesterday's primary despite relatively councilman LeRoy Cappaert officially methods of reform, and ad
warm weather ad clear skies. became the Democrats' Fourth War many seemed uninformed
"THINGS WENT surprisingly well council nominee, after "beating" his politicsthey askedshrewd
for the first time," said city clerk Al ; ' g ra r.\.y primary challenger Mel Grieshaber, Senunas, who spent a ,
Vollbrecht. "This election provided us e", who withdrew from contention too late working at the Dearborn
with a good opportunity to walk through F it th for his name to be erased from the
the process - come April we will be a y p ballot.' See KENWORTHYP
lot better equipped."
Vollbrecht said there were some
procedural problems, such as some poll''t
put unused ballots. Consequently, some
Dml Phtaby LISA UDESON
unused ballots ended up in the transfer A JUBILANT James Kenworthy reflects the election results in his grin: He triumphed over primary challenger Jaohn ]11
See PUNCH, Page 10 Montgomery and is now set to oppose Mayor Louis Belcher for his seat in the general city election on Ari 2. l n1 7 f V A4 n! n L A / &-b V1'
ering 85 per
id in his
s with con-
ing of con-
tly after the
pation of the
y and hopes
by April 2.
or issues of
many of the
HANOI CLAIMS HEAVY LOSSES FOR CHINESE:
China halts invasion of Vietnam
BANGKOK (Reuter)-Vietnam said
last night its forces had inflicted more
heavy losses on Chinese troops who at-
tacked its northern provinces and
diplomatic reports from Peking and
elsewhere suggested that the Chinese
were pulling back to their frontier.
The Japanese Foreign Ministry said
the Chinese had suspended their ad-
vance into Vietnam after penetrating
about six miles into the country since
their Saturday attack.
IN PEKING, China's senior vice-
premier Teng Hsiao-ping was quoted as
saying that Peking's action against
Vietnam was a limited one and purely a
reaction to provocation on Hanoi's part.
Diplomatic sources there said they'
believed a Chinese pullback was under
way. There was no official confir-
Vietnam's official Radio Hanoi,
reporting continued fighting, said Viet-
namese forces had wiped out 3,500
Chinese troops and 80 tanks in the first
two days of the fighting.
THE RADIO, monitored in Bangkok,
said fighting went on in five border
provinces and that one provincial
capital had been heavily shelled. But 12
Chinese battalions had been badly
mauled, the broadcast added.
It did not give any account of Viet-
Sunday night, Hanoi radio implicity
ruled out a negotiated settlement. of the
conflict while Chinese forces remained'
on Vietnamese soil.
Moscow radio reported from Hanoi
that the Chinese were "continuing their
aggressive frontier war against Viet-
nam," which has an alliance with the
MEANWHILE, SOVIET mass media
yesterday stepped up their progaganda
attacks on China, warning the West to
rethink its budding romance with
Writing in the government daily Iz-
vestia, commentator Alexander Bovin
said the Chinese assault showed the
naivety of the argument that closer
relations between China and the West
would moderate Peking's policies.
He noted that the Americans were now
saying they tried to dissuade China
from launching its assault, and com-
mented: "Well, they no doubt did try.
See CHINESE, Page 2
By KEITH B. RICHBURG
A Daily News Analysis
The April election showdown
between Republican Mayor Louis
Belcher and Democratic nominee
James Kenworthy is expected to be
a clash of the city's two conflicting
ideologies which touch both ends of
the political spectrum.
Kenworthy, representing the
traditional Democratic view, and
Belcher, the prototype of the con-
servative Republican businessman,
will present voters with two distinct
philosophies for the future of growth
and development in the city-and
whether the city's orientation will be
towards business or social services.
AND THE APRIL 2 election will
also determine whether Ann Arbor
is essentially a conservative town of
middle-income homeowners that
happens to contain students, or
whether this city is still the liberal
stronghold of the late 1960s and early
1970s-the city that spawned a suc-
cessful radical third party and in-.
troduced the $5 pot fine.
Since Mayor Robert Stephenson's1
victory in 1973, and the demise that1
year of the Human Rights Party
(HRP), Ann Arbor has flip-flopped
between being a Democratic and aY
Republican city, following both the
liberal social welfare policies of
Mayor Al Wheeler and the business-
first politics of Belcher, who was
then the Republican majority leader
on City Council..
Last year, 'Belcher beat Wheeler
for the mayorship and the
"Republican party captured seven of
the eleven council votes.
Republicans heralded that GOP'
sweep as the consolidation of
conservative rule in the city, while
Democrats insisted that Ann Arbor
is still essentially the liberal city of
the 1960s, and that their April 1978
city election '79
election disaster was merely a tem-
LIBERALS POINT to the Novem-
ber election of liberal Democrat Ed
Pierce to the State Senate as eviden-
ce of liberal vitality in the city. And
State Representative Perry Bullard,
one of the most left-of-center mem-
bers of the State House, continues to.,
pile up overwhelming majorities in
But the April duel between
Belcher and Kenworthy will be the
true test of whether Ann Arbor is
still the liberal-leftist bastion of the
old HRP days, or whether liberalism
really is dead here.
In an interview last week, Belcher
himself predicted that his bout with
See ISSUES, Page 7
By HOWARD WITT
Disclosure of faculty and adminis-
trative salaries may have moved one
step closer to reality when the Senate
Assembly yesterday voted to create a
proposal for an annual publication of
The Assembly voted 29 to 11 to direct
the Committee on the Economic Status
of the Faculty (CESF) to create by next
fall an outline for possible salary
disclosure. The approved resolution
specifies that the disclosure proposal
should not permit the identification of
individuals, thereby eliminating some
members' fears that disclosure would
result in loss of privacy.
"THE PROPOSAL gets under way
the principle that we should have an
annual publication that reveals more
than we are presently revealing," said
Senate Assembly Chairman Shaw
The extent to which salaries may be
disclosed is left to CESF in the
resolution. CESF could recommend
that only departmental means and
averages be published, or it could
outline a full disclosure of individual
salaries, excluding names.
It is not specified whether ad-
ministrative as well as faculty salaries
are to be revealed, although the
resolution does state that "the proposal
should include staff categories beyond
members of the University Senate."
THE ASSEMBLY also heard from J.
Robert Cairns, Dean of Engineering at
the University's Dearborn campus,
who asked for Assembly support of the
petition drive for re-evaluation of
Public Act 105. The act, which was
passed last year, grants $500 to any
Michigan student enrolled in a private
college in the state, regardless of finan-
Cairns said he believes that Public
Act 105 is "a lousy law. It's a shotgun
approach to save a few private
"The basic idea of the law is to save
some private colleges in the state, ac-
cording to its proponents. But it doesn't
seem right that we should use tax-
payers' money to support some
religious colleges which require that
See SENATE, Page 2
U.S. consulate in Iran set
on fire; 'bandits' warned
From AP and Reuter
TEfIRAN, Iran - Unidentified
"counter-revolutionary elements" set
fire to the U.S. consulate yesterday in
the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz,
the city's state-run radio reported. The
one American assigned there had
returned to Tehran on Sunday, U.S. of-
Amid other reports of disorder, the
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini warned
he would crux yv "bandits" causing
trouble and heir activities as an
uprising agai..Jt his new Islamic
TABRIZ RADIO, now in the hands xif
the ayatollah's supporters, appealed to
local citizens to put out the fire at the
U.S. officials were unable to confirm
the report of the fire. They said about'12
Americans remain in the city.
MEANWHILE, Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat said yesterday that-
Iranian guerrillas would fight alongside,
Palestinian forces against Israel.
Arafat, head of the Palestinian.
See U.S., Page2
By the Associated Press
A surprise snowstorm born in one of the bitterest winters
on record dumped snow knee deep in Imany areas from
Virginia to Connecticut yesterday, muffling the celebration
ins bury Northeast
there, bore down on the big cities of the East, blocking roads,
grounding airplanes, and halting trains.
Looting broke out in Baltimore where 20 inches of new
snow on ton of sveal inhe aradh, nn thn dhn ,
" An un-candidate is preparing
to run for mayor in April. Louise
J. Fairperson, a fictitious
product of the Coaliton for Better r
Housing, is running to attract at-
tention to Ann Arbor's housing
crisis. See story, Page 10.
" A Soviet writer, Igor Yefinov,
spoke last night in Rackham.
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