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Vol. LXXXI, No. 150 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 4, 1971 Ten Cents

Ten Pages


to elect mayor,



Daily News Analysis
Tomorrow's city elections present
the Ann Arbor electorate with a choice
among three distinct political philoso-
phies, in contrast to the traditional
struggle between liberally - oriented
Democrats and conservatively-orient-
ed Republicans.
Highlighting the election, in which
voters will also choose five city coun-
cilmen, is a three-way mayoral race,
pitting incumbent Democrat Robert
Harris against Republican Jack Gar-
ris and thq Radical Independent Par-
ty's (RIP) write-in candidate, Doug
Garris and Harris are running neck
and neck, according to most analysts,
and Cornell has little hope of elec"-

Garris has labeled Harris, his ma-
jor opponent, an "ultra-liberal". Har-
ris has termed Garris "a right-wing
demogogue." Cornell claims that any
differences between the Republicans
and Democrats are unimportant and
says he is the only candidate present-
ing a "real" alternative.
Out of the limelight, but of major
importance are the five ward races
for city council. The Democrats pres-
ently have a slim majority on Coun-
cil-six to five-including Harris' tie-
breaking vote as Mayor. Of the five
seats up for election, four are Demo-
Therefore, if the electorate returns
Harris to office, but does not elect at
least two Democratic councilmen, the
two-year liberal Democratic adininis-
tration will end completely, since Har-

ries' mayoral veto could be over-
turned by an overwhelming Republi-
can vote.
Even a Republican gain of only one
seat would severely restrict the
Democrats, as the Republicans would
then have a majority on Council. Such
a one-seat gain is considered highly
probable even by Democratic ob-
A key race in the election is yin the
second ward, where GOP candidate
Donald Robinson and RIP write-in
candidate Jerry DeGrieck challenge
incumbent Democrat Robert Faber.
In the student-dominated ward, the
Democrats fear that a close race be-
tween Faber and moderate Robinson
may be thrown to Robinson because
of radical-liberal student votes that
would be siphoned from Faber to De-

Grieck. Also the enthusiastic student
support which elected Faber two years
ago is lacking in this election.
On the other hand, DeGrieck says
he has "a good chance" of being
elected. The first and second precincts
of the second ward are predominately
student-populated, and DeGrieck is a
University student. Furthermore, De-
Grieck points out, in a three way race
with a moderate voter turnout, it
would not be impossible to get elected
with lower than a thousand votes.
However, Robinson sees DeGrieck
as "no real threat", and Faber sees
DeGrieck as a threat only indirectly-
votes that go to DeGrieck would nor-
mally go to him or not be voted at all.
DeGrieck has charged that Faber
is using "scare tactics" in an effort

Doug Cornell

Robert Harris

Jack Garris

Toby Cooper,

to face
GM. issues
At their April monthly meeting, the Regents
may decide whether to vote the University's
General Motors stock with the GM manage-
ment or to support Campaign GM in working
toward corporate reform.
Campaign GM, a national organization
seeking proxy votes to reform the corporation,
has selected the University as one of its 20
"target institutions."
Last year Campaign GM received support
from fewer than three per cent of GM's
shareholders for two proposals calling for the
addition of three "public, consumer-minded
members" to the Board of Directors and the
establishment of a shareholders Committee
on Corporate Responsibility.
Since then, the approach of the campaign
has shifted. "Last year's lesson," says John
Esposito, a member of the Project on Corpor-
ate Responsibility, which organized Cam-
paign GM, "is that we can't effectively deal
with GM on a problem-by-problem basis. We
have to go to the very structure of the cor-
The campaign's proposals this year require
the company to allow consumers, dealers and
employes to nominate Directors who would
be approved by all stockholders, to publish in
its annual report information on its progress
in auto-pollution control, safety and minority
hiring and to list on its proxy candidates for
the Board nominated by shareholder petitions.
The proxy now lists only candidates nomi-
%nated by management.
Although the Regents have not discussed
the specific proposals, they have shown some
hesitation about the issue. At their March
meeting, the Regents placed their discussion
of Campaign GM on the closed session of
their meeting this month.
But Toby Cooper, a representative of
ENACT, the environmental organization
which sponsored last year's teach-in, said he
thinks the GM discussion should take place
at the open session.
University Secretary Richard Kennedy ex-
plained that the closed session was chosen
because of fear of disruption. "They (the
Regents) do get touchy about some issues,"
he said.
Regent James Waters, (D-Muskegon), who

board vote
Election results for student positions on
various University boards were announced
In an unprecedented coup, Rose Sue Ber-
stein, '73, became the first female elected
to the Board-in-Control of Intercollegiate
In a seven-way race, Berstein garnered
1,478 votes out of 4,194 votes cast.
Berstein waged what observers said was
the most vigorous campaign in recent years,
promising to end "luxuries for our elite ath-
letic corps." Instead, she proposes to use
some of the athletic monies to fund sports
activities in which the majority of students
could participate.
However, University Athletic Director Don-
ald Canham has reportedly q u e s t i o n e d
Berstein's eligibility for the B o a r d. Al-
though Canham could not be reached
for c o m m e nt last night, he re-
portedly said the Regents By-laws 1 i m i t-
ed student membership to an "undergrad-
uate male."
Berstein, however, said last night she had
"checked the by-laws and couldn't find any-
thing about 'males only.'"
In other board races, Donna Katzman,
'73, was elected to the undergraduate posi-
tion of the Board for Student Publications.
Katzman won a four-way race, with 1,510
votes out of 3,700 votes cast. Brian L a n g ,
grad,was unopposed for the graduate seat.
Jim Epstein, '74, was elected to the male
post on the Advisory Committee on Recrea-
tion, Intramurals and Club Sports. In a
three-way race he received 1,354 votes out of
2,761 votes cast. Rose Sue Berstein was un-
opposed for the female seat, with 2,991 votes
and 167 write-in choices.
The candidates for each office and the
votes they received ,are as follows:
For Board-in-Control of Intercollegiate
Athletics: Jim Ledger, 453; Roger Griffis,
199; David Mildner, 318; Tom Kettinger,
828; Elliot Legow, 366; Rose Sue Berstein, 1,-
478; and Tony Smith, 478.
For Board for Student Publications: Rich-
ard Ross, 519; Charles Bloom, 692; Donna
Katzman, 1,510; and Bob Schwartz, 908.
For Advisory Committee on Recreation,
Intramurals and Club Sports: Jim Epstein,
1,354; Tim Cotter, 816; and Roger Griffis,
In other campus wide elections last Tues-
day and Wednesday, students elected a new
Student Government Council President and
Executive Vice-President along with seven
at-large Council Members.


final decision on

-Associated Press
"THE BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY," sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of
the Republic," is expected to become a record hit to the tune of one million sales by
tomorrow for singer Terry Nelson (left), of Russellville, Ala. This song, spokesmen say,
is indicative of the nation-wide sympathy for Calley, convicted of murdering civilians
in Vietnam.




Army grapples with
increased drug use

Caile y
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (/P) - President
Nixon yesterday announced he will person-
ally review and make the military's final
decision in the case of Lt. William Calley Jr.,
sentenced to life imprisonment for the pre-
meditated murder of civilians at My Lai.
The Western White House said Nixon
acted in the wake of widespread questions
about the fate of the young officer, whose
case has drawn worldwide attention.
Spokesmen announced Nixon would re-
view the case and make a decision after it
had gone through regular appeal channels
provided in the Uniform Code of Military
Calley, 27, was convicted by a six man
court martial jury of the premeditated mur-
der of 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai on
March 16, 1968 and was sentenced to life
imprisonment. He was released from the Ft.
Benning, Ga., stockade pending appeals at
Nixon's order and is now under guard at
his quarters.
Amid the continued outpouring of protest
against Calley's conviction, a quick national
poll reported yesterday that about eight out
of 10 Americans questioned disapproved of
the v e r d i c t and sentence of the court
The poll telephoned a cross section of 522
Americans. Of those disapproving of the
verdict, 20 per cent said they felt the events
at My Lai were not a crime and 71 per cent
said they believed many others besides
Calley share responsibility. Eighty-three per
cent' approved the President's order releas-
ing Calley from imprisonment pending out-
come of the appeal.
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.), a vocal
critic of President Nixon's Indochina policy,
said yesterday he sympathizes with Nixon's
decision to, pass final judgment on Calley.
McGovern was a bomber pilot in World
War II.
McGovern said this country should try
to end the war and not to fix blame for it
on people such as Calley. "After World
War II we hung the generals, not the lieu-
tenants or sergeants," he said.
Support for Calley was not unanimous.
Gov. Patrick Lucey of Wisconsin said Calley
"was tried before a jury of his peers. I think
the conviction ought to be upheld." Lucey
said, however, he understood the outcry.


Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - The military com-
mands a unique portion of the current drug
abuse problem.
At Ft. Bragg and elsewhere, the Army is
struggling with a circus where addicts high
on drugs parachute from screaming jets,
merrily fire howitzers, drive trucks, pass in-
spections, run a half-mile every chilly North
Carolina morning. In Vietnam, they fight.
The soldier addict will tell you he does a
pretty good job of it, and generally he does,
until he goes AWOL, gets caught, or gives
himself up.
"They knew I was on drugs but t h e y
couldn't ever catch me. I always performed
my duties. All drugs do is relax you. They
don't make you helpless. You've still got the
knowledge you would if you were straight. It
may be slower, but the work eventually gets

This was a paratroop private, Ron, 20,
who gave himself up for rehabilitation
treatment at Bragg, home of the proud 82nd
Airborne Division.
He was strung out on heroin the last 10
of his 19 months in Vietnam. He flew 50
missions as a helicopter door gunner, got 13
confirmed enemy kills, picked up a Purple
Heart medal.
Mike is a 22 year old corporal, paratroop-
er, a howitzer gunner, who has never been
to Vietnam but still is something of an ad-
dict all star.
Mike lines up his cannon for firing, drives
a truck, does calisthenics stoned on what-
ever: heroin, LSD, mescaline, and mari-
juana, which addicts find as common and
acceptable as soda pop. -
"I dropped acid once before a jump," Mike
said, recalling the event tonelessly, looking
at the rehabilitation ward wall.
See MILITARY, Page 7

Ehrlichman yesterday announces Presi-
dent Nixon's decision to review and
decide the Calley sentence.
Program aids
'U' students,
About 300 University students will partici-
pate this summer in the College Work-Study
Program administered through the Office
of Financial Aids.
The program, now in its third year, pro-
vides subsidized employment to needy stu-
dents on the basis of a statement of fin-
ancial need and their academic interests.
The Federal government provides 80 per-
cent of the students' pay, with the em-
ployer, usually the University, paying the
other 20 per cent.
According to director Beverly Tucker,
the summer program aims to combine fin-
ancial aid with practical work experience in
the student's academic field of interest.
Tucker says that student-employer rela-
tions have so far been "excellent", with-per-
haps one per cent of the students report-
ing difficulties. "We have the money to ex-
pand this program, if the students know
about it and apply for it," she says.
Federal funding depends on student in-
terest, as shown in the number of fin-
ancial aid applicants who are willing to ac-
cept Work-Study job offers. Thus, Tucker
explains, even though the University faces
large-scale budget cuts, Work-Study m a y
receive additional money next year.
Although the University employs most
of the Work-Study students, Tucker's of-
fice plans "to increase the diversity of the
jobs" through involvement with such com-
munity projects as the crisis walk-in clinic,
the Red Cross, drug help and legal aid cent-
ers. "One goal of this program," s a y s

Sia tes legislate abortion reform laws

While women's liberation groups across the nation are
marching for total repeal of existing abortion laws, state
lawmakers have acted on or are considering numerous
reform and repeal measures.
Recent legislative action in several states has theoretic-
ally made legal abortions available to all women, although
present limitations make this goal unattainable.
National activity both in legal and educational areas
has been influential in challenging antiquated laws and at-
titudes regarding abortion.
"New York's repeal bill," commented an observer of
national trends in abortion reform, "made abortion reform
more of an issue. People are more vocal about it now, and
it is an issue which is gaining momentum nationally."
In Lansing, legislators are presently debating a bill,
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One member of the committee predicted that the bill will
be reported out of committee in late May or early June
but "not as written."
State advocates of abortion reform have said that if the
House is unable or unwilling to vote on the issue this year,
there is growing support for a petition drive to put the
issue on the ballot in 1972.
Setting a precedent for state legislators, New York,
Hawaii, Alaska and Washington have within the past
year passed legislation which makes abortion, within
certain limitations, a matter between a woman and her
Twelve other states have, within the last four years,
passed legislation allowing abortions to be performed to
save the physical and mental health of the woman, when
fetal deformity is likely or in cases of rape or incest.
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