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Vol. LXXXII, No. 112 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, February 22, 1972 Ten Cents

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-Daily-Terry McCarthy
A NEW VOTER exercises her right to vote in yesterday's city-
wide election. Voters rejected a flat rate income tax proposal
and decided on city council candidates.
School reform, plan
improvements seen
"Humaneness in Education," a project designed to hu-
manize the environment in Ann Arbor schools, has completed
a disappointing first year but with promises of greater effort
toward implementation in the future, according to school
Objectives of the year-old program include an increase.
! in the number of black faculty, elimination of "tracking,"
or division of students by ability and interests, eradication of
institutional racism, and an increase in student participation

Ann Arbor voters turned out
in small numbers yesterday to
nominate three City Council
candidates and to reject a pro-
posal for a flat .rate income
With roughly one quarter of the
city's registered voters casting bal-
lots, the income tax question-a
non-finding "advisory vote"-was
defeated 8,012 to 5,627.
The tax proposal, had it been
approved, would have indicated
citizen support for a plan of insti-
tuting a flat rate one per cent
income tax along with reduction
of the property tax from 14.85
mills-$14.85 per thousand dollars
of assessed property value-to 7.5
City officials have warned that
"substantial" cuts in city services
will be necessary if the tax is not
Further, Harris has said that
the city would assume $800,000 in
debts during the next year without
the tax.
The tax was opposed by Repub-
licans. however, who maintained
the city should cut expenditures
The Human Rights Party (HRP
also opposed the tax arguing that
a flat rate tax places an unfair
burden on lower income families,
and-when coupled with a reduc-
tion in the property tax-would
constitute a bonanza for landlords
and businessmen in the city.
Harris and the Democrats first
proposed a city income tax in the
fall of 1969.
At that time Ann Arbor voters
turned the question down by a
5-3 margin. As in yesterday's elec-
tion, the tax proposal lost in all
five wards.
Harris was unavailable for com-
ment last night.
Besides deciding the income tax
question, voters cast ballots in two
Democratic and one Republican
city council' primary, yesterday.
In the fourth ward Republican
primary conservative Bruce Benner
won with 1,200 votes defeating
co n s e r v a t I v e Charles "Rusty"
Frank who had 771 votes and lib-
eral Sara Steingold who garnered
only 402 votes.
In the fourth ward Democratic
primary, liberal Mona Walz de-
feated William Everett, who has
supported the radical HRP com-
paign, by 863 to 566.
Walz will face Benner and HRP
candidate David Black in the April
3 election for the seat of retiring
Councilman James Stephenson
(R - Fourth Ward). The fourth
ward encompasses the city's lower
west side.
Democratic voters in the fifth
ward named Franz Modgis to face
Republican incumbant Lloyd Fair-
banks and HRP candidate Nancy
Romer Burghardt in the April
election. Modgis defeated Augus-
tine Lalonde 1,036 to 372.
The fifth ward includes the city's
upper west side.
A spot check of city polling
places showed a generally low stu-
dent turnout in this second test of
the new eighteen year-old vote.
In the first test-a county bond-
ing proposal last fall-student par-
ticipation was also light.
In the first and second precincts
of the second ward where as many
as 2,000 students may be regis-
tered, estimates of student turnout
ran no higher than 400 or under
20 per cent.
Election figures show generally

Nixon and Mao
meet in Peking
President Nixon shakes hands
with Mao Tse-tung yesterday in
Peking (above). Nixon met with
the Chinese leader for an hour-
long conference opening his his-
toric week-long visit to the Peo-
ple's Republic of China.
After the conference, the Pres-
ident and Ms. Nixon were treat-
ed to a sumptuous Chinese-style
banquet, and serandaded by a
Chinese band playing "Home on
the Range." The eight course
menu ranged from spongy bam-
boo shoots to steamed chicken
With coconut. In keeping with the
informal nature of the occasion,
Ms. Nixon wore a short red vel-
vet suit with high neck and long
Even American newsmen are
invited to luncheons (at left).
From left to right, Theodore
White, political writer, Walter
Cronkite, CBS TV news anchor-
man and William F. Buckley,
noted conservative, join in a
feast yesterday. The men are.
lunching during a stopover in
Shanghai held by the Shanghai
Revolutionary council.

At a banquet held later in his
honor in the Great Hall of the
People, Nixon said that he was
appealing to the Chinese leaders
to "start a long march together"
with the United States toward'
"Not in lock step, but on dif.
ferent roads leading to the same
goal, a goal of building a world!
structure of peace and justice in
which all may stand together with
equal dignity, in which each nation
large or small, has a right to de-
termine its own form of govern-
ment free of outside interference
or domination," he said.
"Let us recognize at the outset,"
he said, "we have had great dif-
ferences at times in the past, we
have great differences today. Nei-
ther of us will compromise our
principles. But while we cannot do
this, we can try to bridge them so
that we may be able to talk to-
Chou said that the visit pro-
vides an opportunity to seek nor-
malization of relations and ex-
change of views on questions of
"The gates to friendly contact
have finally opened," he said. "We
hope to gain a clearer insight into
the American way of thinking."
Chou said, "This is a positive
move in conformity with the de-
sire of the American and Chinese
people and is an eventdunprece-
dented in the history of relations
between the United States and'
Chou proposed the establishment
of relations on the basis of five
principles. These principles include
mutual respect for the sovereignty
and territorial integrity of na-
tions, mutual nonaggression, nQn-
interference in internal affairs,
mutual equality and peaceful co-
existence. .
The President and Ms. Nixon
sat with Chou at the banquet, eat-
ing with ivory chopsticks as the
band played Chinese melodies as
well as "Home on the Range",
"America the Beautiful" and "Tur-
key in the Straw."
Yesterday's talks 'began a series
of meetings which Nixon said he
hoped would launch a new era of
peace for the world.
No detailed schedule has been
announced for Nixon's week-long
stay but he is expected to meet
daily with Chou.
Nixon arrived in Peking's airport
late yesterday morning. Though
there were no arrival speeches
made at the airport, a welcome
lelegation of Chinese officials in-
cluding Chou met the party. Mao
did not appear at the airport.
Nixon is scheduled to remain in
Peking until Saturday, then fly
to Hangchow. He will stay over-
night there, then fly to Shanghai
to spend Sunday night. He will
leave on Monday, Feb. 28 for his
return to Washington.

PEKING (N-President Nixon met yesterday with Mao
Tse-tung and Chou En-lai, the two leaders of the People's
Republic of China.
The historic hour-long meeting with Mao took place four
hours after Nixon's arrival in Peking.
Presidential Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler said that
Nixon and Mao "had a serious and frank discussion" but
gave no further details of the conference. Ziegler did not say
when the leaders would meet again.
The 'meeting with Mao, which was not announced in
advance, delayed Nixon's separate meeting with Chou.
However, Dr. Henry Kissinger, Nixon's special advisor,
and Chou himself were also at the meeting at Mao's home.
Wang Hai-yung, deputy director
of protocol, and Tang Wen-sheng,
an interpreterrattached to theN ixon trip
ministry of foreign affairs, also
were present.j

gets mixed
By The Associated Press
President Nixon's visit to China
brought favorable reaction yester-
day from U.S. political figures and
mixed comments abroad.
The most critical reaction came
from the Soviet Union, which ac-
cused China of ignoring the "crim-
inal r escalation of U.S. aggression
in Indochina," to preserve the at'
mosphere for the visit.
An editorial in the government
newspaper Izvestia, "the American
press openly notes thatthe bombs
being dropped on Indochina are, a
definite accompaniment to the
In Tokyo, however, reaction was
favorable. Early papers carried
front-page pictures of Nixon greet-
ing Chou En-lai, and the Japan
Times, said in an editorial that
"an opening has been made for a
continuing dialogue."
Nationalist China, as was expect-
ed, blasted the visit and the tai-
wan government reiterated its
stand that it will not recognize
any agreements made between
Nixon and the Peking government,
anl charging that the trip has
"deeply, damaged the Chinese na-
tional rights and interests."
North Vietnam's official news-
paper was one of the few which
Today's scheduled television
coverage of the President's trip
7:30-8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. to
1 a.m. - wrap-ups of material
to date plus any new tapings.
7-8 a.m.-Special report
7 p.m.-regular evening news
10:30-11 p.m.-special report
7-9 a.m.-on Today show
7 p.m.-regular evening news
11:30 p.m.-midnight - taped

Jet hij aeked;
Kennedy son
on board
NEW DELHI (M)-Three Arabs
seized a West German jumbo jet'
carrying Joseph P. Kennedy III,
19-year-old son of the late Sen.
Robert Kennedy, last night. The
hijacked airliner later landed safe-
ly at Aden, on the southern end of
the Arabian peninsula, a spokes-
man for the airline announced.
The hijackers commandeered the
plane about an hour after it took
off from New Delhi for Athens.
The number of passengers and
crew aboard was reported as 179,
in New Delhi and 188 by Lufthansa
in Frankfurt, Germany.
Bombay air control authorities
said they receivedathis message
from the plane. "Call is victorio)us.
Jidda. If you call us Lufthansa, we
won't answerkyou."
It was not known what the word
Jidda referred to. There isa Jidda,
Saudi Arabia, which is the port of
entrytforhmillions of Moslems vis-
iting the holy city of Mecca.
Kennedy had been on vacation
in India for the past week after+
accompanying his uncle, Sen. Ed-
ward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and+
Ethel Kennedy, his mother.

in decisions on disciplinary,
R. Bruce McPherson, superin-
tendent of Ann Arbor schools,
termed the results of the project
to date "insignificant."
Robert Potts, human relations
chairman for the school system
and director of the project, says
the plan has been "less than suc-
cessful." However, according to
Potts, there has been progress in
the hiring of black faculty.
Potts wrote the "Humaneness in'
Education" report, the basis of the
project. The project was approved
by the school board last year with
an indefinite time limit set for its
According to Potts, there re-
mains a feeling of alienation in
the schools which is not limitedt.o
black students. Community and
educational establishments have
"served to pit a white segment
against a black segment in com-
petition for achievement oppor-
tunities which are their due," said
The failure of the program to
solve these problems is due to
"ineptness and non-commitment to
humane objectives" in the school
system and the community, accord-
ing to Potts.

-Associated Press

LS t d n -a utstarts work as advisl

When literary college students
demanded more decision-making
power last year, an advisory
committee was not exactly
what they had in mind.
Last April, however, when the
literary college faculty rejected
a proposal for a legislative as-
sembly of students and faculty
members to jointly govern the
college, it approved instead a
purely advisory student-faculty
policy committee.
Formed two weeks ago, the
committee is composed of ten
students and ten faculty mem-

bers. It can consider any literary
college policy under the faculty's
jurisdiction, and it also has
power to propose new legisla-
tion to the faculty.
Committee members have so
far discussed such topics as
g r a d i n g, counseling improve-
ments, new graduation require-
ments, open admisisons, promo-
tion and hiring procedures and
the theory of innovative educa-
Both student and faculty mem-
bers have varying opinions re-
garding the committee's sig-

mixed results.
McPherson has authorized sev- Voters in the North Campus
eral programs and activities to area, the "Hill" area, central cam-
combat the apathy and acceptance pus west of Thompson street and
of the status quo which, in his student dominated precincts to the
See IMPROVEMENT, Page 8 See TAX, Page 8

ory uni
"Students should watch the
committe's development closely"
says Ron Alpern, one of the stu-
dent members. "If it's not effec-
tive, we might try to go for a
governing body again."
Both Alpern and Alan Barak,
another student member, how-
ever are optimistic that changes
the committee recommends will
obtain faculty acceptance.
According to Barak, the com-
mittee will discuss each recom-
mendation before presentation to
the faculty, so that the faculty
will not have to be faced with
"unworkable" issues.
According to the committee's
set-up, the faculty must give
them priority second only to 'hat
given the literary college's ex-
ecutive committee of adminis-
Students on the student-faculty
committee may attend faculty
meetings on an equal basis with
faculty members, but may not
According to at least one fac-
ulty member of the committee,
the unit is a testing-ground for
student government.
A small group serves ideally
as a means to allow students to
prove themselves capable of
self - government, according to
chemistry Prof. Philip Elving.
If the "experiment" is success-
ful, Elving says, he believes
literary college students may

ignored the visit, instead asking
North Vietnamese to raise produc-
tion and make greater efforts in
"the struggle against U.S. aggres-
In South Vietnam, President
Nguyen Van Thieu predicted that
Nixon's visit will produce no more
than a joint communique with
Chairman Mao Tse-tung expressing
"ordinary courtesies."
Meanwhile, in the United States,
most comments were favorable.
For example, AFL-CIO Presi-
dent George Meany, a critic of
Nixon's . overtures -to China, said
last night he had not changed
his opinion that Nixon went'" to
China to 'improve his own image,
but that if contributions to world
peace resulted, "that's all to the
Caution was advised, however,
by Democratic presidential hopeful
Hubert Humphrey. "We have to

Profs to work out Regents' request

The faculty yesterday reaffirm-
ed support for its proposed poli-
cies on classified research, which
were defeated by the Regents last
Senate Assembly - the faculty
representative body-agreed how-
ever to enter negotiations with ad-
ministrators and the Regents to
formulate a research policy ac-
ceptable to the board.
President Robben Fleming ad-
dressed the faculty body yesterday
in an nttemnnt toevnlain the P_

The rejection came after over
a year of faculty and student ne-
gotiations over proposed policies
covering both federally - sponsor-
ed classified research and indus-
trially - contracted proprietary re-
search - the results of which are
often also kept secret.
The Regents also overlooked a
weaker proposal by the executive
officers - President Robben
Fleming and the vice presidents.
The Regents instead- voted in
favor of the formulation of sim-
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gents. However, Assembly agreed
to meet with the administration
"to discuss points of disagree-
ment and to secure the prompt im-
plementation of research policies
acceptable to the University com-
Assembly directed the Senate
Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs (SACUA) to estab-
lish a "consultative committee" to
reconsider research policies and
submit its findings to Assembly
at its regular March meeting.
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SNixon first arrived in China at

bhanghai, two burs ' eiore ne
reached Peking. His plane, the be cautious in terms of expecting
"Spirit of '76," landed there to any sudden developments," he
take on a Chinese navigator. said. "Our two conutries have had
See PEKING, Page 8

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