THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, March 25, 1972
Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, March 26, 1972
Here's the way to apply for
summertime absentee ballots
Controversial tmstorym teacher turns
down reinstatement as gym instructor
CHEBOYGAN, Mich. UP)-
High fired in October. He was rein- "And my contract states specifi-
By NANCY ROSENBAUM
The exodus of University of
Michigan students during the first
week in May will leave a sub-
stantial percentage of the city of
Ann Arbor's voting population ab-
sent for the May and August pri-
Registered Ann Arbor voters who
will not be in the city for the May
16 national primary may now
make application for absentee bal-
According to Michigan state law
; registered voter may apply for
an absentee ballot anytime after
a minimum of 75 days before the
election up until 2:00 p.m. on the
Saturday just prior to. the election.
Applications for absentee ballots
may now be obtained on request
at the City Clerk's office in the
City Hall building, 100 N. Fifth
The application forms must be
returned to the City Clerk's of-
fice either in person or through
the mail. Ann Arbor City Clerk
Harold Saunders, has urged vot-
ers filing absentee ballot applica-
tions to return the application
forms as soon as possible in order
to eliminate last minute hold-ups
The ballots will be sent out to
the voters as quickly as possible
after April 26, the date by which
the County Clerk is required to
distribute the absentee ballots to
the City Clerk.
According to Michigan statutes,
a registered voter is entitled to an
absentee ballot if:
-The voter will be absent from
the community for the entire 6ime
during which the polls are open
on election day;
-The physical condition of the
voter makes it impossible for him
to personally go to the polls;
-The tenets of the voter's re-
ligion make it impossible for him
to personally go to the polls;
-The voter is working at the
election polls Ind is consequently
unable to vote at his designated
However, those students who
are graduating this spring and
are moving out of the state per-
manently will lose their eligibil-
ity for an absentee ballot from
Ann Arbor. Students who are
registered to vote but are moving
out of Ann Arbor permanently to
somewhere else in Michigan can
vote only one time by absentee
ballot and must then cancel their
Ann Arbor voting registration.
In addition, any individual who
has obtained an absentee ballot
may not vote in person unless he
surrenderstthe ballot at the bolls.
The absentee voter will also lose
his voting right in the event that
he delivers his ballot in person to
the City Clerk's office on the day
of the election (thus voiding his
sworn statement that he is un-
able to go to the polls).
Any Michigan registered voter
who is unable to obtain the des-
ignated application may request a
ballot by way of a signed letter
stating his reason for needing an
absentee ballot; the address to
which the ballot is to be sent, and
the voter's registered address.
The team dentist of the De-
troit Pistons is Dr. Henry Berris
school American history teacher stated earlier this month.
Louie Church-fired by the school "I guess they (the school board)
board for not standing for the saw they could soothe me and
Pledge of Allegiance, but rein- the State Tenure Commission and
stated by the State Tenure Com- come right around and be on the
mission - was ousted again, this attack again," commented Church.
time for refusing to teach elemen- "It's pretty hard for anyone to
cally that a teacher's assignmerit
will not be changed during a schodl
year without mutual consent."
He also said the head of the
Tenure Commission told him the
reinstatement meant he should be
tary school physical education.
Church said he'd been "had
again" by the board but added he
has no intention of staying fired.
School Supt. Arthur Towe said
Church, 26, was dropped from the
school system Friday for refusing
the assignment for the second
time. Officials decided to give him
a new job rather than let him go
back to his old one - teaching
accept that kind of reverse." ment.
Church said he couldn't com- "I'm
ment on what strategy he and his long a
attorney will use to fight the firstr
board's currently ploy. optim
"There is definitely more than round
one option to take," he said. predic
"That's the problem . . . decid-
ing which one. Chu
"I'm a secondary school teacher, would
not an elementary one," he said. tomorr
American History and Democracy'
-after he was ordered reinstated
and given his back pay of $3,700.
o go back to his old assign-
n not going to sit around asj
s justice is on my side. The
round went to me, and I
istically think the second
will be favorable too," he
rch said he and his lawyer
launch their counter-attack
ica 1968-69 by the
Passover Is Coming!
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SEE THE ULTIMATE LIVING EXPERIENCE
The brothers of 1923 GEDDES will be having OPEN
HOUSE TUES.-THURS. from 7-10 p.m. Come see
them and have a beer.
Who knows? At $65 a month for your
own room, you just might want to live
there. Call 761-6152
1923 GEDDES (Third house past Arb)
-The voter is 65 years
A citizen is not eligible
absentee ballot if he has
to another state (with the
tion of Washington D.C.
Church was first fired for re-
fusing to stand and say the Pledge
of Allegiance and sing the Na-
tional Anthem at a teacher's meet-
ing before school opened in Sep- I
tember. He was suspended on the
first day of class and officially
MONDAY 7:30 and 9:30 P.M.
"END OF THE DI
Film shot illegally in South Afr
Pan Africanist Congress of Sout
t fthe cons;
the case of military duty).
Sanders said concerning the
May primary, "I want to make it
clear that all students registered
to vote in Ann Arbor who are leav-
ing for the summer break and will
be returning to Ann Arbor in the
fall are definitely entitled to an
We will be open Spring Half j
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People are not just the cause
of the"population problem"
They're also the victims.
Traffic jams. Overcrowded
schools. Inadequate housing.
Pollution. Almost any urban,
social and environmental
problem you can name is fast
becoming a nightmare.
And in one way or another
affects us all.
Of course, these problems
would still exist even if popula
tion growth were zero, because
population growth is not their
basic cause. Therefore solving
them must obviously become
society's number one priority.
However, the pressures of an
ever-increasing population tend
to intensify our problems. And
make them harder to solve.
(By the year 2000, Census
Bureau projections estimate
our population could grow close
to 300 million. That's about 100
million more people to house,
transport, educate, feed and
clean up after!)
This intensifying of problems
by sheer numbers of people can
also occur in individual house-
holds. For just as "too many
people" make society's problems
more difficult to solve, the
problems of raising a family
are not made easier when there
are "too many children."
Under the circumstances, we
feel there's only one reason for
n PnrinlsP t have ft iPhild,
There's also only one time to
have that child: when it's
wanted. When it can be a
welcome addition rather than
an accidental burden.
Unfortunately, research has
consistently shown that not
enough Americans (from every
walk of life) are aware of the
benefits of family planning.
Or even how to go about it.
That's what we're all about.
And frankly, we can use all
the help we can get.
Especially from thoughtful
people who understand how
unplanned pregnancies can
intensify the already severe
problems society has still
People who will, at the very
least, help others understand
that the population problem not
only has a cause. It has victims.
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