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Registration: Seeking the youth vote

They work under names like BURP,
Project Open Door and Operation Early
Bird. They distribute posters, hire speak-
ers and do research. And they can be
found anywhere from a college campus
to the Cow Palace. But despite such
variety, they all have the same goal-
registering as many of the 25 million.
newly enfranchised 18-21 year olds as
they can.
A number of groups have been or-
ganized around the country since list
July to register the young people who
are eligible to vote for the first time this
Some, like the National Movement for
the Student Vote focus their efforts
mainly on college campuses. Others, like
Americans for Democratic Action seek
to educate young voters while register-

ing them. Still other groups, such as the
citizens' lobbying group Common Cause,
have been busy filing suits to test state
residency requirements.
Funded by foundations, contributions,
corporations, and political parties, the
organizers work out of national and re-
gional offices-searching for potential
voters and moving to round them up for
participation in the electoral process.
So far the groups have not had much
impact locally, where registration drives
have been conducted by the city clerk
after urging by local political parties,
student governments and University of-
Observers say national groups have
been concerned primarily with states
that have presidential primaries, where
they have the most immediate impact.
Their involvement in Michigan, which

has no presidential primary, will prob-
ably step up as election time approaches.
Among those most active in voter reg-
istration are the Republican and Demo-
cratic parties. Recognizing that the
number of new voters in virtually every
state greatly surpasses the margin of
victory for the 1968 presidential winner
in that state, the parties are eager to
sign up the 18-21 year-old group.
Unlike Michigan, most states require
voters to designate party preference
when they register. Thus the national
parties hope to attract registrants to
their ranks by registering them.
Operating on a theory that two out
of three unregistered voters are poten-
tial Democrats, the efforts of the Demo-
cratic party "are a bit more intensive
this year," according to national party
worker Bill Thiebe.

The party is working to coordinate
drives at the state and local levels and
work with non-partisan groups, who as
tax-exempt organizations, can use funds
from foundations and grants.
"It would be an administrative and
financial impossibility," Thiebe says,
"for us to run a national drive. We'd be
spreading ourselves too thin."
Thiebe says the Democrats are not
taking the students vote for granted.
"We're going to have to present some
real alternatives to the Nixon admin-
istration," he says. "After 1968, we got
a reputation for being the poor man's
Republican party."
Thiebe's concern is backed by a recent
Gallup poll on the party preferences of
young voters. While the Democrats have
the edge on the Republicans, 38-18 per
cent, 42 per cent of the 18 to 21 year

old group consider themselves inde-
Democratic presidential candidates are
also working to register students. Last
week, Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.)
staged a "McGovern Register to Vote
Week." Supporters of Maine Sen. Ed-
mund Muskie have also been doing reg-
istration work, and Oklahoma Sen. Fred
Harris' supporter will soon follow suit,
according to Thiebe.
The Republican Party is also going
after the student vote-but more slowly
and with different tactics than the
As Karl Rove of the nation-wide Col-
lege Republicans explains, "We're not
in a position on campuses that we can
put up a Richard Nixon banner and
everyone flocks to it."
See SIGNING, Page 6

Registering to vote

See Editorial Page


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Vol. LXXXII, No. 40 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 26, 1971 N Ten Cents

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ha time

peace show

Band performs at halftime
Union supports TEA

Visiting alumni may be in
for a surprise when they at-
tend Saturday's homecoming
football game.
In an unexpected move yester-
day, University officials agreed to
permit local anti-war activists to
demonstrate against the Vietnam
war on the field during the half-
time of the Michigan and Indiana
According to Dave Gordon, lo-
cal spokesman for the Ann Arbor
Coalition to End the War (AAC-
EW), the marching band and the
AACEW will be working togetherj
to plan a joint show. The AACEW
is "very pleased," he said.
An estimated 40 members of the
local chapter of Vietnam Veter-
ans against the War (VVAW), a
group represented in AACEW, are
expected to appear with the bandj
before an estimated 70,000 spec-
Although definite plans for the{
content of the show had not been
announced by last night, AACEW
hopes to release details in a joint
news conference with administra-
tors this morning.
However, it has been learned
that University officials will per-
mit only the band and VVAW
members on the football f i e 1 d
during half time, and that VVAW
members will not be allowed to
speak over the stadium's public
address system.
The agreement follows a peti-
tion sponsored by the AACEW,
asking that the band march inS
peace symbol formations duringt
halftime or that anti-war speak-t
ers be permitted 'to make a pre-f
sentation. The petition has beent
signed by 1.500 people, includingI
two-thirds of the football team.
The marching band voteds
against complying with the peti-t
tion's requests a month ago.
According to Gordon, this de-s
cision was altered because "the
administration and the band rea-x
See HOMECOMING, Page 10 d

Peking admitted with
76-35 assembly vote
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (R)-The U.N. General Assembly
voted last night to seat The People's Republic of China in the
United Nations and to expel the Nationalist 'Chinese.
The 76-35 vote, with 17 abstentions, was a stunning de-
feat for an all-out U.S. effort to present the ouster of the
Taiwan government from the international organization.
Approval of the resolution, offered by Albania, one of
China's closest allies, ended a 22-year battle over China's U.N.
Just before the vote the Nationalist Chinese delegation,
headed by Foreign Minister Chow Shu-kai, walked out of the
blue and green assembly chamber after Chow had announced
he would not participate fur-
Until the end, the United States eyes
had predicted victory. The bat-
assembly defeated a U.S.-backed
proposal to declare the expulsionh n r t i
of China an "important question."b l bo r
This would have required a two-
thirds majority for expulsion of
Nationalist China. The "important
question" resolution, however, was
defeated by a vote of 55 in favor,
59 against and 15 abstaining. By BOB BARKIN
Adoption of the Albanian reso- and BETH OBERFELDER
lution automatically killed a rival A controversial billboard-regula-
U.S. plan for "dual representation" tion measure is scheduled to come
which would have seated Peking in before the State House of Uepre-
the U.N. and given the People's sentatives today-amidst cries of
Republic China's permanent seat environmentalists calling it "weak
in the Security Council while per- legislation."
mitting the Nationalists to remain. egilion."

-Daily-Terry McCarthy
JOHN KOZA, Grad (second' from right), urges the Rackham Student Government last night not to
ratify the constitution of the proposed Graduate Federation because he claims it would be unrepre-

Local 1583 of the American
Federation of State, County,
and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME) Sunday unanimously
voted to support the organizing
efforts of "temporary" part-time
These employes, mostly stu-
dents who work in the libraries,
dorm food lines and the Union
and League dining rooms, began
meeting last week as the newly
formed Temporary Employes As-
sociation (TEA) to discuss union-
ization as a possible means for
strengthening their position vis-
a-vis the University.
AFSCME member Bill Kandler,
who proposed the motion at the
union's regular monthly meet-
ing, said "the union wants to
support any group which is try-

ing to alleviate its problems in
dealing with the University."
"Student employes are subject-
ed to the same type of arbitrary
treatment we are," Kandler said.
"It is something we can under-
stand because we deal with it all
the time."
Union President Charles Mc-
Cracken added, after the voice
vote was taken, that "we support
the efforts of anyone who is try-
ing to. organize."
Union officials quickly pointed
out, however, that their motion
was restricted to an expression
of support. "These workers are
not affiliated with the union in
any way and will not receive any
monetary support," McCracken
The TEA was organized by
See TEA, Page 10





By GLORIA JANE SMITH dent Government (RSG) to pre- will participate in the Graduate
Ratification of a proposed con- sent objections to the proposed GF Federation and which may have
stitution for the Graduate Federa- constitution and to the manner in the responsibility of appointing GF
tion (GF)-proposed successor to which it was drafted. members, represent both graduate
the recently dissolved Graduate I Koza brought a suit before the and undergraduate students, he
Assembly (GA)-may take longer Central Student Judiciary (CSJ) explains.
than was originally speculated by Sunday to enjoin RSG and all vot- 'As successor to GA, GF will
Federation organizers, ing RSG members from ratifying claim the right to appoint mem-
Discussion to ratify the GF con- the proposed GF constitution, and bers to Senate Assembly commit-
stitution was tabled last night by from appointing any persons to tees.
two college governments, following serve on the federation. The controlling of this right was
a presentation by two graduate Due to a lack of ratifying action seen by RSG menbers as a prob-
students during their meetings. on the part of RSG, an injunction lem which has not been considered
John Koza and Bob Nelson ap- was denied. in the proposed constitution.
peared before the Law school Stu-
dent Senate and the Rackham Stu- Objections which are raised in- !Su gesti
bP iv~ vetn ow o e tr R ni

Peking's friends in the hall ap-
plauded for two minutes when the
rejection of the "important ques-
tion" was flashed on the automatic
voting board. They a p p 1 a u d e d
again when it was announced
from the chair.
U.S. Ambassador George Bush,
who had directed the strategy for
the "dual representation" group,
told newsmen after the assembly
"The United Nations crossed a
very dangerous bridge tonight." He
said he had been surprised by the
"I though we would win and it
would be very, very close," he said.
Bush said he expected a very
bad reaction from the American
public but that he did not know
what Congress would do.
Assembly President Adam Malik
told the assembly he would notify
the Peking government immedi-

The bi n, 6.B. 517'-aiready pass-
ed by the Senate-meets the bare
requirements of the so-called
"ladybird law." Under the law,
states must conform to minimum
federal billboard regulations or lose
federal highway funds.
Environmentalists claim the bill,
because of its ambiguous language,
would actually allow more signs on
the highway than presently. The
new bill was proposed by the Out-
door Advertising Association.
Governor William Milliken, while
calling the proposed bill "not tough
enough," has said that there are
powerful interests in the billboard
field who have brought great re-
sources. to. bear to get what in the
end could only be termed a weaker
Opponents to the legislation plan
to protest the proposed bill by con-
structing an 80-by-80 foot billboard
on the capitol lawn. Those inter-
ested incgoing to Lansing to par-
ticipate should meet at the environ-
mental office in the Law quad be-
tween 10:30 and 11 this morning.


insitutes group counseling
The concept of "counseling" has taken on new meaning at the
University recently-as literary college freshmen and sophomores
now find themselves "counseled" albng with 24 other underclass-
men at the same time.
Under the new system, starting this week for Winter pre-clas-
sification a group of 25 students meets with a single counselor in
a one hour session to formulate their schedules for the winter term.
Individual counseling appointments are still available but they are ~

volve the proposed constitutionpand j 'e 9"" l '~' 1-"-+,l"i i
the method of its formation, not ments" or that "governments
the concept of the federation itself. nominate appointees" were made
Student Government Council pro- by RSG members.
cedures for forming new govern-
ments are -not being followed, ac- A n
cording to Koza. He says:
-A plan for the formation of GF ti-w ar r
has not been filed;
-The proposed constitution for
GF was not distributed to the con-d es ite sh o
stituencies involved;
-Adequate time and opportunity
for debate and modification by the - By TAMMY JACOBS
interested parties in the constitu- and CHRIS PARKS
encies was not allowed; -ind SeilT h al
--The constitution will not be Secia To The Daily e
takn t te sudetsfora vteWASHINGTON-The People's
taken to the students for a vote. Coalition for Peace and Justice
F~~,-rla -ra,--, rnlnnnvr, cav hnr,-,, -.

ally continues in D.C.
ewers, small turnout

However, the action's organiz-
ers managed to regroup late in
the afternoon, moving some of
the scheduled speeches into a
church and rescheduling most of
the ra.11v 1nd march activity for

preparation for the protests yes-
terday and today.
The activities are part of what
PCPJ leaders have named Phase
One of an "Evict Nixon" cam-

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