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Vol. LXXXII, No. 86

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, January 22, 1972

Ten Cents

Ten Pages





election suit
* A write-in candidate in the Rackham Student Govern-
ment (RSG) mail-ballot election filed a suit Thursday night
with the Central Student Judiciary (CSJ) claiming that RSG
had violated Student Government Council election code pro-
RSG denies that their election, which began yesterday,
is illegal.
"We categorically deny any intent to deceive, defraud,
or deprive of -his rights, any Rackham student," explains
RSG president Dan Fox.

Deans toM



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An 'advisory opinion" was issued by CSJ advising RSG of
-their obligation to follow election
In fprocedures stipulated in thecelec-
tions code.
In fla Ll~flTom Slaughter, Grad, candi-
date for Vice Chairman of the
Rackham Assembly - the lower
house of RSG - claimed in
Thursday's suit that:
--RSG failed to provide a "dis-
interested" election board and
nrules committee;
-RSG failed to post a sample
ballot one day before the election;
-The official RSG ballot in-
o ASHINGTON dP) - The Bureau cluded only one blank line for
of Labor Statistics said yesterday write-in candidates, instead of
the cost of living jumped four- one line for each vote;
tenths of one per cent last month, -RSG illegally postponed the
due mainly to a 1.1 per cent in- election which should have oc-
crease in food prices. curred last fall;
It was also reported yesterday -The mailing, of the RSG bal-
that the Gross National Product lot did not include a description
went up at a rate of 6.1 per cent of the pros and cons of the refer-
during the last three months of enda;
1971. -The election is invalid since
rosethere are no stipulations in the
In 1971 the cost of living roeSGC election code for a mail bal-
3.4 per cent, the government an- lot, and;
ent nc east in 1967since a 3.0 per -RSG failed during the past
year to post minutes from their
The December jump was double Executive Board meeting.
the largest increase for any month Slaughter asked that CSJ en-
during the August 15 to November join the election - force it to be
15 price freeze. The Nixon admini- cancelled - and order RSG to re-
stration has long predicted a schedule the election in compli-
"bulge" in prices would show up ance with legal election proce-
because strict price controls be- dures.
came more flexible in the second CSJ did not rule on the case
phase of the President's econo- since Slaughter offered no evi-
mic stablization program. dence that an election was actual-
ly occurring.
AFL-CIO President George Mea- "We did not rule on the facts of
ny said,however, the 1971 inflation the case," explained Pat Passa-
figures show "the nation closed mar, CSJ member, "and the ad-
cu171w o aton visory opinion does not necessar-
possible economic combinations'Ily mean that RSG is violating
continuing inflation and intolar- election procedures."
ably high unemployment. Clearly RSG's election has, however, of-
the 1971 administration promises ficially begun.
were hollow indeed." Ballots were mailed yesterday,
The increase included a three- explained Mohinder Bamba, the
tenths of one per cent increase RSG elections director who as-
in the cost of housing and two- sumed his position early last
tenths of one per cent increase week.
for health and recreation. Bamba refused to comment on
The rise in the GNP, reported whetheror not a- sample ballot
by thesCommerce Department,.had been posted.
comes after two sluggish mid- See SUIT, Page 10



year quarters. GNP rose 3.4 per
cent in the April to June quarter
and 2.7 per cent in the July to Sep-
tember quarter.
"Thus the economy has already
shifted into a higher gear and the
prospects for strong real growth
Vand moderating inflation in 1972
are good." said Harold Passer,
Asst. Secretary of Commerce for
Economic Affairs.
For all of last year GNP totalled
$1,047 billion, up $73 billion over
1970 according to preliminary fig-
The state of growth was 2.7 per
cent and inflation, measured as
the rise in all prices rather than
consumer prices, was 4.6 per cent.
In another set of figures, the
Bureau of Labor Statistics said
that average weekly earnings for
rank and file workers rose $1.44
in December to $130.55
This means weekly earnings
went up 6.6 per cent in the 12
months ending in December while
consumer prices went up 3.4 per
ient. In terms of buying power,
the average worker's wages were
ptp 3.2 per cent over last year.

Dems hitN
neglect of c.
WASHINGTON VP) - Congres- for
sional Democrats broadcast their cra
retort to President Nixon's State pr
of the Union message yesterday, op
and accused the administration of [Alt
prolonging the war, neglecting the er
cities and forgetting, the jobless ery
and the farmer. in
Their 55-minute rebuttal was "
broadcast nationally and tele- mu
vised on free time that would tha
have cost at least $250,000 at reg- E
ular rates. so
Five House members and four me
Senators took turns assailing the Pr
Republican administration on a sai
variety of issues including con- do
sumer affairs, health insurance,'
education, problems of the elderly wi
and of minorities, tie
House Speaker Carl Albert of "T
Oklahoma summed up with a di- go:
rect reply to Nixon's call Thursday the

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
School Superintendent R. Bruce McPherson speaks at a news conference announcing new plans
for city secondary schools.
City supt. announces
-middle school 'proposal
By JIM O'BRIEN changes designed to increase mit further development of
Superintendent of Ann Arbor "organizational sense." Huron and Pioneer High Schools
chools, R. Bruce McPherson According to Board of Educa- as four year schools. Three
nnounced yesterday a plan to tion member Duane Renken, middle schools scheduled for
onvert three junior high the middle school system would next fall are Scarlett, Slauson,
chools to "middle schools," and "decrease overcrowding in local and Clague Junior High Schools.
roposed the creation of a new schools, and give the students Ninth grade students who
chool, tentatively named "Ann more individual attention." would attend Scarlett next fall
krbor Community High School". "Middle Schools," with en- will be transferred to Huron
High School, students from the
McPherson also named Stev- rollment from grades 6-8 in- Slauson area will attend ninth
n Daniels to head the New stead of grades 7-9 as in pres- grade at Pioneer High School.
chool Planning Department, ent junior high schools, were Sixth grade classes from over-
ne of several administrative proposed by McPherson to per- crowded Clinton Elementary
School will then be transferred
to Scarlett.
Plans for the future include
iXon MIlss Cite conversion of Tappan and For-
sythe Junior High Schools to
middle schools in fall of next
year, and construction of atem-
ities o s farm s porary school, south of Inter-
state-94 to alleviate crowded
conditions at Clinton Elemen-
r partnership with the Demo- Oher statements by Democratic tary School.
atic Congress to withstand the spokesmen included the following: The school, composed of a
essures of an election year. "Co- -Sen. Frank Church of Idaho kindergarten and first and sec-
eration is a two-way street," c(id the end of the war in Indo- ond grades, will require either
bert said. "We're going to coop- china is not in sight despite Nix- two-way busing of students or
ate with the President on ev- on's statements. "Until we elect construction of a safe walk-
ything that is in the national iemocratic President pledged to way over the highway, accord-
terest. thle total withdrawal of all of our ing to William Stewart. public
"We call upon the President si- readining forces from Vietnam we relations official for the Board.
ultaneously to quit vetoing bills will stay chained to this senseless The temporary school will ev-
at are in the national interest." war. entually be replaced with a per-
Sen. Thomas Eagleton of Mis- manent one.
uri presided over the eight- "Tht is why it is so The new high school, referred
ember panel that replied to the to elect a new Democratic Presi- to by Daniels as an "Ann Arbor
esident issue by issue. Eagleton dent this year," Church said. Comniunity H i g h School,"
d Nixon sent Congress a "big -Sen. William Proxmire of would be located in a down-
mestic grab bag." Wisconsin said unemployment re- town building, and the class-
"No one could possibly disagree mains the nation's top domestic room exnerience could include
th the broad, humane generali- oroblem. "What does the President "selling land with some real-
s in his speech," Eagleton said. oroonse to do about this? Noth- tor, or taking cooking with a
'he problem is not where we are ing." Proxmire said. master chef."
ing, but how we're going to get ---Reu. Ralph Metcalfe of Il- Funding for the nrooosed
ere." linois said the Nixon administra- high school, which must be ap-
tion "has no coherent set of pri- See CITY, Page 7

U credit
Literary college Dean Frank
Rhodes met with the college's
department chairmen yester-
day to review the credit stand-
ing of courses being offered
under the Program for Educa-
tional and Social Change
Rhodes said yesterday he and
the various department chairmen
"are discussing" the status of the
PESC courses. Department chair-
men, he said, are conducting re-
views of -PESC courses in their
own departments as well as con-
suiting with him on the matter.
The department chairmen could
decide to alter or revoke Univer-
sity credit for any PESC course
within their department.
Rhodes declined to comment on
possible action, promising a state-
ment on the issue once a final
decision has been made.
He cited "the best interests" of
all concerned as his reason for re-
fusing to disclose details of the
Sources close to the literary col-
lege indicated yesterday that a
prime target for the review may
be history Prof. Samuel Warner's
History 576 course presently being
offered as a PESO course.
The class, entitled "United
States Social History Since 1865",
deals, according to PESC litera-
ture. with "work and the effects
unon urban groups of changing
discipline and demands of working
Jacob Price, chairman of the
history department confirmed yes-
terday that "the matter is under
Price said a statement on the
question of credits may be ready
next week.
PESC professors contacted last
night said they had not been in-
formed by their departments that
their courses were under review.
The validity of PESC classes has
been at issue since the beginning
of the program this semester.
Controversy has been especially
sharp over two PESC classes being
taught by non-University per-
A course on community control
in Washtenaw County taught by
Charles Thomas and Hank Bryant
of the Washtenaw County Black
Economic Development League
(BEDL), and one on prisons
taught by John Sinclair of the
Rainbow People's Party have been
raising academic eyebrows due to
their lack of direction by an ac-
credited University professor.
According to a PESC booklet,
University students can receive
credit for the classes by electing
them as "independent reading"
courses through any PESC profes-
The purpose of the community
course, according to the PESC
booklet, is to "bring the perman-
ent members of the community
into contact with the faculty and
students," to study "ways and
means of solving such problems
as the reallocation of goods and
services for the poor in Washten-
aw County."

VP Smith
Voters may
forfeit city
The fall registration drive en-
franchised 9,000 new voters, but
those who moved without noti-
fying the city clerk's office of,
their new address may no long-
er be registered, according to
City Clerk Harold Saunders.
State law requires the city
clerk to send identification cer-
tificates, which may not be for-
warded in the mail, to newly
registered voters at the address
they reported. In Ann Arbor
these were mailed following the
October 29 registration deadline
for the November elections.
About 400 voter certificates
were returned to the clerks off-
ice and these persons not con-
tacted were ineligible to vote in
the November elections.
According to Nancy Wechsler,
coordinator of the local Human
Rights - Radical Independent
Party, some of these persons
might have been able to vote
if the city clerk's office had
immediately proceeded with the
next step in contacting voters.
This is sent first class notifi-
cation, which can be forwarded,
asking the voter to verify or
change his address within 30
days of the mailing of the noti-
Saunders maintains that there
was not enough time to reach
voters whose identification cards
were returned, s in ce elections
were held only a few weeks after
the mailing of the cards.
According to Saunders, mid-
December was the earlist pos-
sible date they could mail the
follow-up letters. These were
mailed in one group, with a
January 20 deadline for replying.
The number of responses has
not been tallied.
Persons no longer registered
may register again before March
3 in order to vote in the April
3 elections.

VP Smith
refuses to
stop class
University Vice President for
Academic Affairs Allan Smith
said yesterday that he will allow
the Program for Educational and
Social Change (PESC) to continue
as long as current conditions-in-
cluding enrollment from the out-
side community - remain rela-
tively stable.
The PESC policy of offering
University courses free to. mem-
bers of the Ann Arbor community
came under fire last Friday when
Smith declared that the practice
was in violation of University reg-
Smith indicated yesterday,
however, that he is at least tem-
porarily satisfied with an ex-
planation of the PESC policy put
forward during a talk Wednesday
with PESC representatives.
The results of that discussion
were not disclosed until a meeting
of PESC yesterday.
A report prepared by PESC, de-
scribing the basic content of
Wednesday's discussion, was re-
leased to PESC members.
According to the report. PESC
representatives told Smith that
"it was still PESC policy that com-
munity people must consult in-
dividual professors as to their
permission to attend as visitors."
A -PE0.-polmesman explained
that the group would guarantee
no "d u 1 y registered student"
would be excluded from a class
because it was filled with non-
Smith said yesterday he "is
satisfied with the present situa-,
tion", and has no plans to take
action against the group for their
alleged violation.
PESC's clarification annarent-
ly came in answer to fears ex-
nressed by Smith and literary col-
lege Dean Frank Rhodes that
University students may be closed
out of PESO classes because of
the admission of nonstudents and
that certain PESC professors were
either unaware of or onposed to
the open admissions policy.
In response to this, PESC
snokesmen said a letter was be-
ia' scent* out to all professors
oarticiatin min PESC explaining
the policy. According to a PESO
snokesman those professors on-
posing the policy could then with-
draw from the program.
Although Smith said he will
not opose th- activities of PESC
at this time. he did not preclude
the possibility of action at some
future time if conditions warrant.
The PESC clarification, he said,
"is different from what was orig-
inally published" by the group.
In its original brochure PESC
stated "All classes described in
this book are oen to all, and free
to non-university people." No
mention was made of the necessity
to Pain the nprmission of individ-
ual instructors.
In the past. Smith said. "indi-
vidual professors have often let
people (nonstudents) into their
However. Smith said, "if all of
See PESC, Page 10

Dean Van Wylen leaves 'U' to
4ake Hope College presidency
Gordon Van Wylen, dean of the engineering
school, has been named president of Hope Col-
lege in Holland, Michigan as expected.
Van Wylen was elected Hope's ninth presi-
dent yesterday to assume office next July, at
meeting of Hope's Board of Trnstees.
President Robben Fleming called Van Wylen
an "outstanding" dean and commented on the
appointment: "The Hope presidency represents
a new and different challenge, and one which

nrities for dealing with the prob-
le~s of American cities." Nor, he
said. has Nixon responded ade-
auately to the needs of minority,
;rouns concentrated in urban
---Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas
sairi Nixon has failed to matchI
198 campaign promises to deal
with crime. "The President said
we should not inject politics in
the issues such as this but remem-
ber he made the ground rules on
thiq mne. and he is the one who
mnlst, snswer for the shortcomings
of the national leadership in wag-
ing the war against crime."
-Rep. John Brademus of Indi-

New lottery date set for

Feb. 2

WASHINGTON (AP) - This year's draft
lottery for men born in 1953 will be held
Feb. 2, it was announced yesterday.
Those affected by the drawing will be
subjected to induction next year unless
they receive deferments or are exempted.
This could be the last lottery, since the
current draft authority expires in mid-
1973 and many in Congress have said they

are being issued in the first three months
and possibly not before mid-year.
The first draft lottery, in,1969, was held
only a month before the men involved
could be called up. The last two were held
In mid-summer.
Selective Service said it decided to give
11 months notice because young men who
face possible induction next year deserve

the other drum.
A Selective Service spokesman said it
was decided to have the 366 numbers be-
cause after the 1970 drawing, also involv-
ing a non-leap year batch of 19-year-olds,
there were complaints that using 365 num-
bers increased each man's mathematical
odds of getting a low number.
Last month the Selective Service put into

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