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Page Six

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Sunday, March 30, 1975

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Sunday, March 30, 1975

Spend Election Night with
Gil SCOTT-HERON
Black Revolutionary Poet and Musician, Author
of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
and the
Midnight Band

LOOKING

BACK

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

MONDAY, APRIL 7
Michigan Union
Ballroom

Election time
TWO YEARS AGO, Mayor
James Stephenson won the
city's top job with a campaign
that thrived on half-baked slo-
gans, a big bank roll, and just
a smattering of concrete is-
sues.As far as he was concern-
ed the fewer University students
who knew an election was in the
offing the better.
A cagey politician, the silver-
haired Stephenson well under-
stood that his supporters -
mostly conservatives from the
city's outlaying areas - would
go to the polls, but the stu-
dents wouldn't unless pushed to
do so. And nearly all those who
did would certainly vote against
Stephenson, who stands to the
right of center on everything.I
This time around he is run-
ning exactly the same kind of

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submerged race in hopes of cop-
ping another two-yeartterm in
City Hall. However the deck
should be stacked against him.
The opposition is more for-
midable, a new election system
works against the Republicans,
and like before there are sim-
ply more liberals than conser-
vatives in Ann Arbor - though
they have a propensity for fail-
ing to vote.
Perhaps the biggest handicap
Stephenson must overcome is
preferential voting - a system
under which each person may
vote for a first and second
choice in the mayoral contest.
If none of the candidates re-
ceives an outright majority of
first place votes, those persons
who voted for the third place
candidate will have their second
place ballots counted.
This should aid Democratic

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ELECTION RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED
THROUGHOUT THE EVENING
Tickets available in advance at bothDiscount Records, the Mich.
Union ticket office, Recordland in Bria, wood Mall, Bonzo's Rec-
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candidate Albert Wheeler, a
long-time city resident and ad-
vocate for black andlow-income
people here. If the left votes in
a bloc, the votes for prospective
third place finisher, Human
Rights Party entry Carol Ernst
should go to Wheeler.
Unless Stephenson wins with
more than 50 per cent of the
vote, the contest belongs to
Wheeler.
flOW THE 59-year-old Wheel-
er comes across to some of
the younger voters remains un-
clear, though it seems he could
hardly do worse than Franz
Mogdis, Stephenson's Democra-
tic opponent in 1973. The much
younger Mogdis tried to tread a
line that appealed to both mod-
erate and liberal Democrats
and might woo a few wavering
HRP members. Instead he
wound up preaching a gospel
that turned a lot of people off
altogether.
Wheeler has been more care-
ful and subtle. Yet in doing so,
he has kept the entire election
out of the public eye, particu-
larly the student's - a move
that dove-tails with the Steph-
enson campaign strategy.
A weaker HRP bid will work
in Wheeler's favor, as more peo-
pIe may be inclined to vote for,
him rather than Ernst because
of the low-key posture taken by
the third party.
Two years ago, Stephenson
came within about 700 votes of
garnering a clear majority.
Then, like now, few University
students seemed to take a bigr
interest in the election and
never bothered to vote.
Two years ago, there were
no emotional issues to attract
attention and Stephenson hid ex-
actly what Republican control
would mean - repeal of the or-
iginal $5 marijuana law, cuts in'
social service funding, and oth-
er policies generally out of
step with the wishes of the lib-

Stephenson Wheeler

eral - radical majority in
Arbor.

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A GAIN STEPHENSON h a s
tried to mask his positions
behind glib campaign promises
-lull the unwary liberals into a
false sense of security. The oth-
er two candidatesthave also
couched many of their public'
statements in glowing generali-
ties, thus down playing the
election's importance.
Similarly in each of the five
wards the contests have yet to
really catch fire. No pressing
issues have emerged in turn
fueling intense disagreement
among the participants - the
possible exception being the,
First Ward. There Liz Taylor,
the Democrat and former Coun-
ty Commissioner, has opposed
the rent control and day care
City Charter amendments -
both popular issues in that sec-
tor. Her HRP opponent David
Goodman vigorously supports
both proposals though admits he}
is waging an up-hill fight. The
Republican Karen Graf has re-
mained on the sidelines to some

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extent and seems to lack a good
grasp of these concerns.
With only a week before the
election, it just may be that
neither the mayor's race nor
the ward contests will generate
much interest - as a result a
lot of people won't go to the
polls, only increasing the
chances of two more years for
Jim Stephenson.
* * *

overturning the regulation.
The opinion was issued at the
behest of State Rep. Perry Bul-
lard (D-Ann Arbor), prompting
Shoichet to label the whole
thing "just a response to a
fellow Democrat's request for
help."
LATER IN THE WEEK, HRP
released a Massachusetts
state government study show-
ing that rent control has been

LAST WEEK, state Attorney effective in a number of cities
General Frank Kelley is- there. The report claims that
sued an opinion declaring il- in addition to holding the line
legal a recently passed city or- on rents, the measure stimulat-
dinance allowing candidates for ed construction, protected ten-
City Council to withdraw after ants from unlawful eviction, and
being officially nominated. The improved the condition of al-
1-w was passed bv an HRP- re-Iv existing housing.
GOP council coalition specific- HRP obtained the study to
ally to allow long-time HRP counter arguments against the
member Frank Shoichet to re- r e n t c o n t r o 1 City Char-
dalce Richard Ankli in the Sec- ter amendment on the April 7
ond Ward. ballot. That proposal, very sim-
Ankli narrowly edged-out ilar to one defeated a year ago,
Shoichet in last month's pri- hs already co-e under attack
mary, after running a tongue- from the landlords and has
in-cheek campaign. failed to win support from
Kelley declared that the mea- many Democrats.
sure violates state law. His opin Immediate reaction to the re-
ion, however, is not enough to port was mixed at best. "The
remove the ordinance in ques- problem is that you can find
tion from the books. The Demo- reports that take just about
crats have said they will seek a any position concerning a partic-
colrt ruling on the ordinance ular issue - and rent control is
fafter the election and Kellev' s no different," commented one
statement would considerably HRP member.
improve the chances of a judge -GORDON ATCHESON

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