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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 142

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, March 29, 1974

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


Impeachment march
The Ann Arbor Committee to Impeach Nixon is spon-
soring a noon rally on the Diag, followed by a march for
impeachment to the Huron St. office of Congressman
Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor) today. The organizers say
they have gathered 3000 signatures on pro-impeachment
petitions that Esch will receive today. The rally is
slated to include speaker Felice Weintraub of the Indo-
china Peace Campaign, and a short guerilla theater
presentation. The rain date for the affair is next Wednes-
day, same time, same place, same Nixon.
Future Worlds fest
This weekend's Future Worlds Conference Festival,
the second in as many years, begins today with a wealth
of futuristic events. The doings range from the sublime
(a panel discussion of the energy crisis, slated for 1 p.m.
in Rackham Ad.) to the ridiculous-the "2000 A.D.
clothing contest," which will be held at noon on the Diag.
A cro~ded future worlds schedule is also in store for
the rest of the day and the weekend. For a full listing
call 763-0046.
"Doc" sez: Weird Easter
Resident University astronomer Hazel "Doc" Losh
has informed us that this year's Easter is just a bit
unusual. Ordinarily, says Doc, Easter is the first Sunday
after the first full moon following the vernal equinox.
That full moon is slated for appearance at 5 p.m. next
Saturday-hence Easter would seem to be on Sunday,
April 6. Not so fast, says Doc. Another astronomical rule
applies this year-the "Paschal Full Moon," a scientific
enigma not to be confused with the real full moon, will
hit the skies early and put Easter off till April 14. Now
you know.
595 and 603.. .
are this week's winning numbers in the Michigan
lottery. The second chance numbers are 996 and 243. The
March bonus digits are 411, 979, and 131. If you win,
give us a call. Everybody loves a winner.
Happenings ...
... .are thicker than pea soup today, with a slew of
Future Worlds Conference Festival Events topping the
file. (See listing above.) Also, Ann Arbor's Committee
to Impeach Nixon will kick off its march in the Diag
at noon . . . that should provide some competition for
Future World's zany "2000 A.D. clothing contest" set
for the same time and place . . . Project Community
and C-4 are co-sponsoring a "Share in Child Care"
bucket drive all over town. Contributions go to a good
cause . . . the Ann Arbor World Fair begins tonight with
display booths and talent shows at Burns Park School
. . .Phi Delta Theta fraternity offers beer and live
music for $1.50at 9 p.m., 1437 Washtenaw, with proceeds
going to Project Outreach . . . Rive Gauche on East U.
will hold a party to benefit the Venceremos Brigade at
9 p.m., donations 50 cents. . . . and President Fleming
will speak at the Honors Convocation, 10:30 a.m. in
Rackham Aud.
Kissinger returns
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger flew home yester-
day, declaring that he and Soviet leaders made "some
progress" toward resolving the problems of nuclear
arms limitations. But a less-than-gleeful Ienry the K
told reporters in London, "It is still too early to form a
definitive judgement as to whether a breakthrough has
been achieved."
Hearst to be freed?
Two men accused of murder and alleged to be soldiers
in the Symbionese Liberation Army said yesterday that
they expect kidnaped heiress Patricia Hearst to be freed
unharmed by the SLA. Meanwhile, Hearsts father, news-
paper magnate William Randolph Hearst, said he was
expecting to hear from the kidnappers very soon.
On the inside .. .
. . the Editorial Page features Round One of The
Daily's City Council election endorsements . . . Cinema
Weekend graces the Arts Page . . . Bill Stieg discusses
the troubles with Michigan's infield on the Sports Page
... and in Classifieds, for all you 'Sophie' freaks, the
mystery lady is presently residing in the Car Services

A2's weather
March heads out with a roar! A massive spring storm
will pass through Ann Arbor today, bringing with it
warmer temperatures and a generous supply of rain.
Precipitation will continue intermitantly tonight. Maxi-
mum temps today 54-59 with minimums tonight 40-45.

First of two parts
The refusal of the Literary col-
lege (LSA) to accept the recom-
mendations for promotion of five
English professors has brought to
the fore bitter departmental srtife
and serious accusations concerning
the standards LSA used in making
these tenure decisions.
And in the wake of a set of com-
plex factors and motivations, four
of the professors-John Raeburn,
David Hamilton, Dwight Cathcart
and Christopher Reaske-must now
wonder where they will be able to
find work in the ever-tightening job
market for university-level English
teaching positions.

-Eng lish
THE DECISION to award tenure LSA, app
usually comes after the faculty fall, state
member, most often an assistant by excelle
professor, has served for six years, research
although the fifth English profes- stantials
sor who was also recently refused must ber
tenure by LSA, William Alexander, needs of
had only served for three years. and the D
He is eligible for reconsideration on the a
after he has completed six years. in an area
A professor's department must diction o
first make a recommendation to throughou
the college for promition. Then, sional car
the LSA Executive Committee, mg perfor
composed of elected faculty mem- should no
bers, must decide whether the rec- adequate'
ommended candidate is worthy of This is1
receiving tenure. toward w
The official policy statement of But as L

pr fs.



roved by the faculty last
s that "tenure is earned
ent teaching, outstanding
and writing, and sub-
service, each of which
relevant to the goals and
the University, College,
epartment. It is based up-
chievement of destinction
a of learning, and the pre-
of continued eminence
t the individual's profes-
xeer. Less than outstand-
rmance in the three areas
ot be construed as an
basis for promotion."
the stated goal-the goal
vhich the system strives.
SA Dean Frank Rhodes
ed of

admits, "I don't know if you can
ever preclude abuses. You just
must try to be humane and just."
WHETHER THE tenure system
has been a humane and just one
has been recently questioned by
some of those directly affected by
Six English professors either had
to receive tenure this year or look
for work elsewhere while teaching
an additional "terminal" year here,
as a kind of lame-duck faculty
member. Other professors could al-
so be considered for' tenure al-
though their full six years at the
University were not yet completed.
One professor was being recon-

sidered even though he was already
serving his terminal year. From
this pool the department forwarded
eight names to the college for
further consideration.
The act of forwarding names to
the college had been muddled,
however, for the English Depart-
ment Executive Committee, the
group officially charged with de-
ciding who to recommend for pro-
motion, had chosen just six can-
didates. But John Styan, the de-
partment chairman, acting under a
rarely exercised legal right had
named the two others, serving to
exacerbate tensions within the de-
A further event worsening ten-

sions was the initial vote by the
department Executive Committee
not to appeal the decision of the
college denying tenure to some of
its candidates.
As a result, many faculty mem-
bers were resentful of the actions
taken by the college and by their
own department and chairman. An
appeal however is still possible.
ALL HAD not been ioing well in
the English Department in the past
decade. On a simplistic level, the
chairman seven years ago believed
in placing departmental emphasis
on teaching, although one observer
has noted that that teaching em-
See LSA, Page 8

pot, rent
The legality of the rent control
and five dollar marijuana fine
City Charter amendments, which
go before the voters next Monday,
has come under question from
State Attorney General Frank Kel-
Although Kelley did not rule
the measures illegal, he did state
that certain portions of each pro-
posal may not be constitutional.
He further recommended that Gov-
ernor William Milliken withhold
approval of both amendments.
The governor is required to ap-
prove all charter amendments, but
his failure to authorize these ques-
tions will not prevent them from
appearing on the ballot.
KELLEY MADE his statements
in a letter to Milliken dated last
Wednesday and released by a local
city official yesterday.
The Human Rights Party (HRP)
which placed both amendments on
the ballot assailed Kelley's dec-
laration as "politically motivated
However, HRP spokesersons said
they were not particularly sr-
prised by the attorney general's
In regard to the rent control bal-
lot proosal, Kelley questioned
whether a city could enact such a
measure within the legal powers Enjoyin
granted. Kelley admitted that this -munc
question has never been directly
answered and it would require a
court decision to resolve..APP
He also attacked the section de-
scribing the election of a board to
imlement the amendment as lack-
ing "'clarity to permit sound inter-
pretation. . to administer these
A CLAUSE in the marijuana
amendment requiring city police
and the city attorney to arrest and
prosecute only under the local law
would "violate strong public poli- By
cy," according to Kelley. SevenI
If both amendments are defeated have char
the legal questions need not be re- Area Ho
solved, but were either to be ap- Salowitz "
proved a lawsuit would almost cer- dent input
tainly follow. The suit could be staff select
filed by the city or by a private in- next yea
dividual. weeks ago
Moreover, while Kelley's state- At aF
ment is not legally binding it board me
would improve a case seeking to today, the
overturn the amendments, accord- to revers
ing to the city attorney's office. to rehire





Leaflet on grass, rent
blasted by HRP, Dems

Mayor James Stephenson
drafted and yesterday began
distributing an unsigned leaf-
let which his political oppon-
ents immediately blasted for
containing alleged "multiple
distortions, half truths, and
lies" about key campaign is-
sues in Monday's city elec-
Stephenson last night said
he authored the six-page
memo - carrying no return
address and billed only as
"mayor's newsletter" that
is being mailed to voters
across the city.
In the letter, he discussed the
rent control and $5 marijuana fine
City Charter amendments, the
city's financial problems, and
other items.
URGING a "no" vote on both
amendments, Stephenson said in
the leaflet, "If this (marijuana)
referendum passes, every drug
dealer in Michigan will come to
Ann Arbor, our drug related
crimes will rise again, and tilti-
mately people will be killed as a
Democratic Party chairman
Laird Harris termed that particu-
lar statement "a scare tactic of
the worst kind" and summed up
the entire document as "sleazy."
The lettet was riddled with "dis-
tortions, half-truths, and lies," he
also said.
HRP spokesman David Goodman
echoed those feelings, lambasting
the mayor for printing "multiple
falsehoods" and abusing his elec-
tive office by distributing the ma-
BOTH opposition party leaders
strongly condemned Stephenson
for not clearly indicating that he
was responsible for the letter.
"Everybody knows who the
mayor is," Stephenson said, ex-
plaining why he had not put his
name on the leaflet. The docu-
ment will be distributed to 'about
10,000 people at a cost of more
than $1,000, according to Stephen-
"It was financed by public
spirited citizens," he added.
IN THE leaflet, Stephenson
makes the following charges - all
of which Harris vigorously repu-
-that revenue sharing funds
were allocated by the Democratic

AP Photo
The taste you never get tired of . .
g the sunny weather and a lunch out of doors, Hsing-Hsing-Washington National Zoo's giant panda
hes bamboo in his open-air enclosure.
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rosing administao
ispu edon staffmove

leaflet distributed yesterday:
"If this (dope) referendum
passes, every drug dealer in
Michigan will come to Ann
Arbor . . ultimately, people
will be killed as a conse-
HRP cites,
CGH for
state lawR
Representatives of the Human
Rights Party (HRP) met with
County Prosecutor William Delhey
yesterday afternoon and filed a
complaint against the Citizens for
Good Housing (CGH), charging
violations of state campaign laws.
The complaint against CGH, a
landlord dominated organization
committed against rent control,
alleges violations in two areas. It
charges that the CGH has both
illegally accepted contributions
from corporations (specifically -
rental agencies), and has illegally
utilized the work time of employes
of rental agencies to promote its
political activities.
PROSECUTOR Delhey agreed to
"look into whethere this merits
an investigation," and promised to
go over CGH's campaign state-
See HRP, Page 12

Baits Housing staffers
rged that North Campus
using Director Edward
effectively bypassed stu-
" in violation of official
tion rules when he chose
r's Baits staff several
Housing Office appeals
eting scheduled for noon
seven staffers will seek
e Salowitz' decision not
any of them.
ident staffers claim their
ctor intentionally ignored
l Vera Baits Staff Selec-


Page 2

The stu
out area direc
the officia

tion Procedure guidelines when he
appointed seven new Resident As-
sistants (RA's) a n d Directors
SALOWITZ readily admitted yes-
terday that no students were in-
volved in making the appoint-
ments, but insisted, "I did not
deviate from policy without hav-
ing gained explicit approval from
(Housing P r o g r a m s Director
Archie ) Andrews and (Assistant
Housing D i r e c t o r Charlene)
Salowitz said his two superiors
in the Housing Office specifically
authorizedvhim to take actions in
apparent violation of the office's
regulations. Neither Coady nor An-
drews could be reached for re-
sponse on Salowitz' claim last
But Housing Director John Feld-
kamp said "I do not recall where
any permission was granted to
deviate from policy. It is not their
(Andrews' and Coady's) job to
grant or deny policy."
"IT'S SALOWITZ' responsibil-
ity," Feldkamp continued, "with
no provision for exceptions, to
carry out this office's policy."

4th Ward candidates predict
photo finish in 2 party co ntest

by posting a three-paragraph note
on Baits Housing bulletin boards,
an apparent violation of the Baits
staff selection code.
The code states, "The students
(on the selection committee) will
be drawn from a list of students
who respond to a note placed in all
student mail boxes at Baits."
See BAITS, Page 2

from ethics' standpoint
While the scheduled lecture may have of Green for using class time to show
been on "ethics" in a more abstract anti-war slides purportedly demonstrat-
sense, University President R o b b e n ing negative uses of chemistry, Fleming
Fleming's lecture to yesterday's Future again defended the University position.
Worlds class ended in a discussion on "le (Green) thought it was relevant
the ethics of Fleming's own role in Uni- for students to be exposed to that aspect
versity policy. of chemistry," said Fleming. "Some of

While only two of three candidates in the Fourth
Ward's heated City Council race are running a full-
fledged campaign, all three are predicting a photo
finish for "swing ward" in' Monday's election.
In the ward where city Democrats have accused
the Human Rights Party of "splitting the liberals"
and electing Republican Councilman Richard Hadler
last year, HRP's Margo Nichols is now campaigning
on a low-profile "no-win" basis.
RI TT H RATTLE htreen nDemncrt Tamie Ken-

sink into deficit during a year of GOP political
Colburn, the Third Ward councilman who has been
reapportioned into Ward Four, lays blame for the
city's financial crisis on the Democrat-HRP coalition
that ruled city hall before the election of Mayor
James Stephenson last April.
"I am running against two students and need your
support," the 34-year-old Republican tells the voters
in his door-to-door canvassing efforts. Considered a
likely GOP mayoral candidate next year, Colburn is
solidly opposed to HRP's tandem ballot proposals


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