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Eighty-three years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

letter from the editor
Baby-face Billy as Governor-again


420 Maynard St~, Ann Arbor, Mi. 48104

News Phone: 764-0552


Reorganizing LSA gov't

THE GOVERNING faculty body of LSA
refused to take action Tuesday on a
proposal to include students in the gov-
ernance of the school, by deferring ac-
tion on proposed changes in the faculty
literary school government.
The proposal has two major aspects:
The faculty governing body would be
changed from a "town-meeting" situation
to a representative assembly, and LSA
undergraduates would be elected in equal
numbers to the faculty representatives.
In effect, such a reorganization would
mean that it would no longer be -only a
faculty government.
The proposal, which was sporsored by
English Prof. Marvin Felheim and LSA
Student Government Vice President
Chuck Barquist, offers several compelling
arguments for the adoption of the reor-
ganization plan.
PRESENTLY THE faculty government
uses a format =n. which all those at-
tending who are deemed qualified to
vote (lecturers ar6 not) may speak and
vote ,at meetings. Unfortunately the
meetings often are not able to raise a
quorum, and college business must often
be delayed. A representative body would
very likely reduce this problem.

A representative body would also en-
able meaningful student participation in
the governing of the literary school Stu-
dent participation on an equal level with
faculty is no longer new or even a radical
idea as it was once perceived.
As the proposal states, the fact that
students are mature adults capable of
making decisions which affect their lives
has been made so often that it has become
almost trite. Yet we believe that such is
the case, and that student representa-
tion should no longer be delayed.
SINCE MOST if not all of the decisions
made by the faculty government af-
fect the literary college students, the stu-
dents should have input into those deci-
sions. Not only is the student point of
view be valid and necessary, but needs
to be sought out if indeed the college is
to serve the needs of students as well as
faculty. As the proposal notes, the ideals
of a free and democratic society must be
implemented at home.
We hope that the reorganization pro-
posal will receive a better hearing at the
November meeting and be approved by
the present faculty-only government.

ALTHOUGH the Michigan gub-
ernatorial race is still fully a
year away, politicians and their
chroniclers - a restless breed
with an insatiable thirst for gos-
sip and speculation-have already
begun the endless process of seek-
ing out and purveying information,
rumor and calculated guess as to
how it will all turn out.
On the GOP side: Don't expect
any surprises. It's Milliken all the
It is indeed unlikely that Baby-
Face Billy will willingly hang it
up after this year. He's come a
long way from daddy's department
store in Traverse City, probably
can't go much higher, and ap-
pears mighty pleased to have come
so far.
RUMOR HAS IT that his final
ambition is to lead the fight for
Rocky at the next Republican con-
vention. This leaky boat would be
a sad place to end a career, how-
ever, and perhaps he will think
better of it between now and '76.
Only another kamikaze assault
from the party's right-wing "craz-
ies" clouds the governor's politi-
cal horizon. And this "threat" can
hardly be taken seriously. The
Michigan GOP is essentially a
moderate party, and besides, Mil-
liken has proven that he can beat

And speaking of Democrats, the
best guess available is that they
will wind up once again with the
guy who blew it for them last time
-Sander Levin.
Levin's basic problem is that not
only is he no better than Billy-
he's not even any worse. In fact,
he's almost exactly the same as
Milliken. So why should anybody
vote for him?
AND LEVIN - unlike Milliken
-may face some serious challen-
ges in the primary.
Former Detroit Mayor Jerry
Cavanaugh reportedly wants the
job badly, and may emerge as the
darling of the party's left.
Allegations of underworld con-
tacts while mayor, however, have
put a real crimp in Cavanaugh's
style. Whatever the truth or lack
thereof in the charges, a lot of
people simply feel that Jerry is a
There are a few other dark-
horses lurking in the stable, but
the challenger with the most p9-
tential - Donald Reigle - has
apparently decided to sit this one
out. Flint's convert Congressman
reportedly has his eye on bigger
things - namely Phil Hart's Sen-
ate seat.
So, because of a general dearth
of talent in the state party, and

because of a feeling among many
pros that "Sandy deserves another
chance," it seems likely that Lev-
in will once again carry the
Democratic banner into battle
against the Traverse City incum-
Probably not, barring unforseen
Voters have been shown to have
a rather low level of knowledge
about the issuesand personalities
in any given gubernatorial cam-
If a guy is an incumbent, and he
hasn't raised taxes, (under Milli-
ken, in fact, that state has regis-
tered a surplus) there is almost no
way to knock him off.
Not that the Dems aren't trying.
They've latched onto a couple of
pathetic little scandals and will ap-
parently attempt to ballyhoo them
into another Watergate.
But Milliken's essentially clean,
and - to quote Howard Baker -
"it just won't wash!"
So, the way it looks now, we'll
have a replay of the '70 election.
Billy looks stronger than ever, and
Sandy's second try may well be
his last.
Christopher Parks is co-editor of
The Daily.

"Levin's (left) basic problem is that not only is
he no better than Billy-he's not even any worse.
In fact, he's almost exactly the same as Milliken

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Women and grad school

A RECENT survey of college seniors has
found that almost as many men with
C-plus or lower grade averages planned
to pursue doctoral degrees as women with
B-plus or 4 averages.
The study, conducted by the Educa-
tional Testing Service, found that 44.6
per cent of the men but only 29.4 per cent
of the women planned to go to graduate
and professional schools - even though
the women generally had better grades.
These findings are not exactly sur-
prising, given the prevailing attitudes to-
Editorial Staff
Co-Editors in Chief
ROBERT BARKITT............... ..Feature Editor.
DIANE LEVICK ......................... Arts Editor
MARTIN PORTER .... . ................Sunday Editor
MARILYN RILEY ....,..... Associate Managing Editor
ZACHARY. SCHILLER..............Editorial Director
ERIC SCHOCH............. .,......Editorial Director
AONYLSCHWARTZ......... .........Sunday Editor
CHARLES STEIN ............City. Editor
TED STEIN..........., ......Executive Editor
ROLFE TESSEM .................... Managing Editor
Business Staff
Business Manager
RAY CATALINO...............Operations Manager
DAVE LAWSON ................Advertising Manager
SANDY FIENBERG..............Finance Manager
SHERRY KASTLE ...............Circulation Director
JIM DYKEMA..........Sales & Promotions Manager
DEPT. MGRS.-Caryn Miller, Elliot Legow, Patti Wil-
ASSOC. MGRS.-Joan Ades, Linda Coleman, Linda
Cycowski, Steve LeMire, Sandy Wronski
ASST. MGRS.-Chantal Bancilhon, Roland Binker,
Linda Ross, Mark Sancrainte, Ned Steig, Debbie
STAFF-Ross Shugan, Martha Walker
SALESPEOPLE--Deva Burleson, Mike Treblin, Bob
Fisher, Debbie Whiting, Alexandra Paul, Eric
Phillips, Diane Carnevale

wards professional and academic women.
They should, however, serve to under-
line once again that with all of the pub-
licity that has been directed to the ques-
tion of the oppression of women, there
have been more declaratory statements
than there has been action.
THE PUBLICATION of the study's re-
sults provide a good opportunity to
reexamine the commitment of the Uni-
versity Administration to eliminating
both discrimination against women and
the attitudes which continue to foster
that discrimination.
The survey underlined in particular
that even those women who do enter pro-
fessional fields do so only within a nar-,
row spectrum.
One out of every three of the women
interviewed who were continuing gradu-
ate studies did so in the field of educa-
tion, while only three per cent plained
to do work in law or medicine.
Among men, 12.7 per cent said they
were going to enter law and medical
We can only, assume that these statis-
tics extend to the University. The action
which it should necessitate, clearly
enough, has not been taken.
News: Dan Blugerman, Christopher Parks,
Marilyn Riley, Stephen Selbst, Rebecca

U.S. to
said, is falling apart.
Press coverage of the world or-
ganization has dwindled, the num-
ber of public visitors to UN head-
quarters in New York has fallen
off, and foreign policy for most
nations is conducted outside of the
world forum.
Most observers have laid the
blame for this seeming diminution
of power and authority on the grow-
ing number. of small, and by and
large poor, nations joining t h e
United Nations.
From an original 51 countries the
organization has now grown to in-
clude 132, and U.N.. critics are
quick to point Out that nations con-
tributing only 4 per cent of the
total' budget and having a popula-
tion of only 10 per cent of the
membership have two thirds of the
votes in the General Assembly.
WHILE DEBATE seems to drone
on continuously, major world prob-
lems go unresolved. The gap be-
tween rich and poor nations widens
steadily, the war in Cambodia con-
And as it has become more and
more apparent that little is being
accomplished by the world body,
more and more members of Con-
gress and voices within the Nix-
on Administration have begun to
call for less U.S. support to the
Most notably, this has been evi-
denced by the U.S. drive to cut
down on its contributions to the
world organization. Congress has
imposed a limit on the amount the
U.S. will pay to support the body
- 25 per cent of the total amount.

On the face of it, this appears
to be eminently fair. How, after
all, can the United States be ex-
pected to fund so much of the
U.N.'s activity?
In fact, the United States pro-
duces close to 40 per cent of every-
thing produced in the world. On
this basis, it is strikingly clear who
should be paying.,
THE REASON that pressure has
mounted for a smaller U.S. con-
tribution to U.N. funds is not the
pious one that we are dominating
the organization too much through
our funding; neither does it stem
simply from the fact that the U.N.
does more debating than deciding.
The chief cause for the recent
U.S. reticence to support the world
body is simply that we can no
longer control it.
Today, the United States is ei-
ther abstaining or voting against
the majority of the United Nations
membership 75 per cent of the
time. We have also begun to use
our Security Council veto for the
first time.
Until recently, the U.S. could
command a majority on nearly any
issue which faced the world body.
We were able to invade Korea
with U.N. support - although even
then, that could happen only be-
cause the Soviet Union was boy-
cotting the organization at t h e
laughed at today.
The United States has always
maintained that there are certain
issues which are "above politics,"


U.N. control

including, for instance, the ques-
tions of pollution and terrorism.
At last year's environmental con-
ference in Stockholm, for exam-
ple, our delegate proclaimed that
he was "personally an environ-
mentalist, not a politician."
This approach to world prnb-
lems worked well as long as the
United States did not face serious
opposition within the U.N. It col-
lapsed, however, as soon as the
'non-political' nature of our posi-
tion was openly challenged.
The United States could hardly
expect other nations to consider its
arguments protesting airplane hi-
jackings while we were bombing
another country and providing mil-
itary hardware to Israel.
'affairs has melted away, poorer
nations have begun tomake efforts
to use the organization to effec-
tively combat vestiges of colon-
ialism, and the economic tyranny
of the rich capitalist nations over
the poor.
The recently-adjourned meeting
of 85 nonaligned nations in Algiers
affirmed dedication to two goals in
particular: improvement of the
terms of trade between rich and
poor nations and national control
over natural resources.
Whether effective steps will be
taken in this direction remains to
be seen. It seems clear, however,
that the future will see a clash be-
tween these interests and those of
the U.S. government.
Zachary Schiller is an editorial
director of The Daily.

AP Photo
Losing influence
GEORGE BUSH, formerly U.S. ambassador to the U.N., vetoes a
resolution calling upon Israel to stop reprisal raids in the Middle
East last year. The veto, used since then by the current am-
bassador, John Scali, was not used by the United States until re-

When hunting apartments, you can 't win

Editorial Page: Marnie Heyn,
Schiller, Eric Schoch


Arts Page: Jeff Sorensen
Photo Technician: Terry McCarthy

ANN ARBOR is a terrible place
to read Henry Miller.
Miller's tales of Paris and Brook-
lyn are full of anecdotes about this
or that landlady or concierage,
how he enticed them into bed or
strung them along for eight months
when he had no money to pay the
You realize mighty quickly that
things in Ann .Arbor aren't any-
thing like things were in H e n r y
Miller's Paris. Apartment hunting
in this town is a humorless and
frustrating endeavor whether your
tastes run to a cheesy modern
apartment with cardboard walls or
a shabby room in one of Ann Ar-
bor's numerous but rapidly-disap-
pearing older houses.
By saving my pennies and
through a stroke of good fortune I
have, for an exorbitant sum, rent-
ed an apartment in which I can
have my own room. The paint is
peeling, the doors don't close all
the way because of the turquoise
shag carpeting and the box spring
is an inch too wide for the ersatz
American colonial bed frame, but
at least I have a room to myself
where I can throw my socks on
the floor and smack my lips when
I drink coffee without anyone be-
ing offended. Why, then, on my
first night in the new place, was
Skip sleeping on the floor in my
SKIP TOLD it to me this way

youngish real estate man - hair
hanging slightly over his ears, mod
clothes, drives a Fiat - you know
the type.
Skip said he wanted to rent an
apartment by himself. The real
estate man licked his chops, since
one-man apartments bring is very
high rents, and took Skip out for
a spin in his Fiat to check out the
available rooms.
IT WAS A whirlwind tour. Skip
saw half a dozen apartments in
maybe 45 minutes. When you're
going that fast you have joist about
enough time to check for large
holes in the floor and ceiling and
to detect groaning noises from the
There was only one apartment
that wasn't too bad,ta second floor
place on Division Street, and Skip
agreed to take it for $135 a month.
It was at this point that Skip
wrote me a letter about what a
wonderful placehe would be living
in. It was a wonderful place, as it
turns out. The only trouble with
it was that somebody had rented
it before him.
Back at the real estate office,
Skip told the secretary that he was
renting the second-floor apartment
at such and such address and would
she please draw up the lease. She
looked in her book to see what
number apartment was still unrent-
ed in that building, and wrote
down the number of the little cubi-
cle in the basement that Skip had

the keys from the real estate of-
fice he quickly found out that
they fitted the basement hole and
not the first-floor deluxe suite.
He went back to the realtor and
was ushered in to see the same
guy, whose hair was now a little
longer and whose clothes were
now a little flashier. He had the
lease Skip had signed on his desk.
The space for the landlord's signa-
ture was blank.
"Is everything okay?" he in-
Skip told, him about the surpris-
ed look on the face of the girl, in
apartment 3 when he'd started car-
rying his stuff in.

The man asked him how he liked
living in thebasement.
SKIP TOLD him he wasn't liv-
ing there and the man said, "Well,
I've got a lease here that says
you're renting apartment No. 6.
Look, it's got your signature down
here on the bottom."
Skip told the guy that he was
being unethical. You can imagine
how far that got him.
When Skip told me the story I
told him he should have lunged
across the desk, grabbed the lease,
and ripped it into a million little
pieces. That's what Henry Miller
would have done. But I suppose you

only think of those things at 2 in
the morning after you've been out
Anyway, Skip called Tenant's Un-
ion who told him to give the keys
back and take the realtor to court
where, if the real estate man and
the secretary don't perjure them-
selves he will win hands down.
But meanwhile Skip has to keep
all his belongings' in his Toyota
while he spends his time looking
around for a new apartment. And
until he finds one, I will not have
a room of my own.
Rick Streicker is a student at
the University.


Letters to The Daily

To The Daily:
WE, WHO HAVE lost more than
we have the power to express in
the recent death of Leonard
Greenbaum ,wish to add our heart-
felt appreciation and renewed dedi-
cation to the ends for which he
labored so long and at such ter-
rible personal cost.
Thanks, in large part, to his un-
remitting efforts, there will be a
federally funded Disabled Stu-
dents Services Program at the Uni-

ficent thing, with, and for, us. He
gave us an opportunity to partici-
pate in our own destinies.
We hope to demonstrate our ap-
preciation by meriting the confi-
dence he placed in us.
We will miss him.

Alan C. Wilde,
Yvonne Duffy and seven
Disabled Student Service
Board of Advisors
Sept. 9


Contact your reps-
Sen. Phillip Hart (Dem), Rm 253, Old Senate Bldg., Capitol
Hill, Washington, D.C. 20515.



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