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POLITICS OF
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Eighty-Four Years of Editorial Freedom

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 145

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 2, 1974

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

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dope

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passes;

I ozac eko

captures
Colburn

Second

Ward;

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Secretaries to meet
The Concerned Clericals for Action (CCFA), the group
of University secretaries attempting to organize a union,
is sponsoring a mass meeting for all interested clerical
workers tonight at 7 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. There
will be, a short panel discussion on the benefits of a
union, and a labor lawyer, Ron Egnor, will discuss the
rights and processes surrounding union organization.
Union authorization cards will be available, and the
CCFA encourages "all secretaries who are interested in
improving their working conditions," to attend.
Conclusive findings
A study published by the University's Center for the
Study of Higher Education concludes that the nation's
liberal arts colleges are at a financial crossroads. The
report, which is based on study of 48 liberal arts colleges,
states that in the 1970's these schools may face a "steady
state" of financial stagnation - but then again they may
riot. Whatever the case, says author G. Richard Wyn,
colleges are no longer a "growth industry," as they were
in the '60s
"
Edit page series
Today's editorial page features the first in a two week
series of in-depth articles on students, faculty and ad-
ministration of the literary college entitled, "The Politics
of LSA." The series was compiled by Daily Editorial
Director Marnie Heyn, John Lan de, and other Daily
staff members and concerned students. Today's piece
offers an outline of decision-making bodies in LSA.
Happenings.. .
.today feature appearance of neuroscientist John
Lilly as this week's Future Worlds lecturer. Lilly, some-
thing of a pop culture hero, did dolphin research which
was the basis for the movie Day of the Dolphin. The
speech takes place at 2 p.m. in Hill Aud., admission $1
per person ... a memorial service for psychology Prof.
Elton MacNeil will be held at 4 p.m. in the Union's fac-
ulty club lounge . . . a free jazz concert featuring three
bands is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Rackham Aud. . . . and
Haverford College Prof. Baruch Kanael speaks on "The
Art of the Ancient Synagogue" at Angell Hall, Aud. A,
4:10 p.m.
Chapin trial begins
Jury selection was completed yesterday for the trial
of former White House appointments secretary Dwight
Chapin on charges of lying four times to a grand jury.
A panel of seven men and five women, and U. S. Dis-
trict Judge Gerhard Gesell is expected to spend less
than two weeks on the Chapin case. Chapin, a former
Nixon aide, is alleged to have covered up the "dirty
tricks" of the Committee to Re-elect the President field
operative Donald Segretti.
"
Nixon invited?
In the wake of weekend reports that Michigan Re-
publicans are "flabbergasted" by the prospect of a Nixon
stumping visit for 8th District Congressional candidate
Jim Sparling, GOP National Chairman George Bush yes-
terday claimed, "The initiative (for the visit) came from
Michigan, not Washington." Bush insisted Sparling sug-
gested the Nixon trip, and White House spokesman Ger-
ald Warren echoed, "The President will very seriously
consider the invitation of Mr. Sparling." The Detroit
Free Press reported Sunday that state Republicans are
in fact sweating gallons at the thought of Nixon coming
to a district where 40 per cent of the voters, according
to one poll, favor the top man's resignation.
0
Rebels rout Iraqis
Rebels from the Kurdish tribes scored a major vic-
tory against government troops in northern Iraq yester-
day. A Turkish news agency reported that a 3,000-plus
Iraqi brigadewas routed as it entered a deep mountain
gorge enroute to reinforcing two government forts
which have been surrounded by the rebelling Kurds. The
Kurds; under the command of longtime nationalist leader
Mullah Parzani, are seeking autonomy for Kurdistan and
control of the oil-rich Kirkuk province of Iraq.

On the inside..
. . . Joan Borus writes on Bessie Jones on the Arts
Page . . . on the Editorial Page, the first part of a two
week series on politics in LSA highlights decision-making
bodies in the literary college . . . and on the Sports
Page, George Hastings covers the Pistons game in De-
troit. h
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Voters'
records
missing
By JACK KROST
The registration records of at
least thirty-four city residents,
were allegedly missing when the
votersgshowedyup at the polls yes-
terday in the City Council elec-
tions.
"Most of" those citizens claim
they had registered at the Michi-
gan Union registration site last
January, according to City Clerk
Jerome Weiss.
A Daily investigation confirmed
this.
WHEN MANY of these contested
registrants tried to vote at various
precinct polling locations across
the city yesterday morning they
were turned away by election of-
ficials.
City Clerk Jerome Weiss, how-
ever, suspected an administrative
bungle somewhere along the line
and temporarily remedied the situ-
ation by mid-afternoon.
Weiss allowed the contested
cases to vote as "challenged vot-
ers" in accordance with statute
168.783 of the state election laws.
Under the provision the challenged
voters merely swear under oath
that they were registered and they
are allowed to vote.
After learning of Weiss' move,
The Human RightsParty made an
effort to call back, many of the
initially turned away voters who
had called their party headquar-
ters to complain. However the to-
tal number of instances of con-
tested registration problems is un-
certain.
AND THE FATE of the ballots
of contested registrants. who did
return to vote under "challenged
voter" procedures, is still uncer-
tain.
According to Weiss, the City
Board of Canvassers will examine
all the "challenged voter" ballots
today, to determine acceptability,
based on various factors.
Of the thirty-four ballots, how-
ever, nineteen are known at pres-
ent to be unacceptable. According
to the election laws, challenged
voter ballots must contain a signed
affidavit claiming that the con-
tested voter did register.
Only fifteen of the challenged
voter ballots counted last night
contained such affidavits, accord-
ing to election officials.
See RECORD, Page 2
Credit plan canned
The LSA Governing Faculty yes-
terday eliminated the Report of
the Commission on Graduation Re-
quirements' proposal calling for
most Literary College courses to
carry either four or two credits.
The faculty also approved in
principle proposals suggesting that
advanced placement credit, credit
by examination, course mart, pilot
and mini-courses be continued.
See story on page 10.

Rent bill
solidly
defeated
HRP wins 2
wards in Ypsi;
OKs $5 fine
City voters yesterday nar-
rowly passed an ordinance re-
storing the famed $5 mari-
juana law as the proposal's
sponsors, the Human Rights
Party, charged to a stunning
upset victory in a photo-fin-
ish race for the Second Ward
City Council seat.
In an election night packed
full of surprises and close out-
comes, Democrat Jamie Ken-
worthy outran Fourth Ward
Republican incumbent Wil-
liam Colburn by a mere 102
votes, putting an apparent
end to Colburn's 1975 mayoral
hopes. Colburn would not
comment on his mayoral as-
pirations.
HRP's other ballot proposal,
calling for rent control, was solid-
ly defeated but the radical party
did far :better than expected in
most races, winning two Ypsilanti
City Council seats and passing
there a new dope law similar to
the one that passed in Ann Arbor.
WHILE HRP'S Kathy Koza-
chenko, who campaign openly as
a homosexual; topped Second Ward
Democrat Mary Richman by 109
votes, Democrat Colleen= McGee
edged out First Ward HRP candi-
date Beth Brunton with 195-vote
lead.
The other Council races went as
expected, with Republicans Roger
Bertoia and Louis Belcher topping
their Democratic opponents com-
fortably in the Third and Fifth
Wards, respectively. HRP ran a
distant third in Wards Three, Four
and Five.
Kozachenko, who expressed fear
earlier in the evening of losing by
a handful of votes, exclaimed to
her party's jubilant campaign
workers, "This is so goddamn
great."
"WE HAD THE PEOPLE be-
hind us," she declared soon after
learning that the people gave her
See DOPE, Page 10

Daily P-'hoto by KU- I ETSM
OUTGOING COUNCILWOMAN Nancy Weschler (right) gives her replacement Kathy Kozachenko (left) a victory hug last night at the HRP
victory celebration after Kozachenko won.

TF turnout
light in GEO
union vote
By TED EVANOFF
The opening day of the Michigan
Employment Relations Commission
(MERC) e 1 e c t i o n to determine
whether the Graduate Employes
Organization (GEO) will be the
sole bargaining agent for Teaching
Fellows (TF's), has produced a
"relatively light but steady" turn-
out at the polls according to GEO
headquarters.
The voting, which takes place in
the lobby of Rackham Auditorium,
will last until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
IN ORDER for GEO to be legal-
ly recognized by MERC, votes
must be polled by at least one-
third of all TF's in the University;
of those votes, a 51 per cent ma-
jority consenting to GEO will legal-
ly sanctify the organization.
Some 900 of the more than 2100
graduate assistants on campus
have asked for election cards-
signifying their intention to vote-
according to TF and GEO spokes-
woman Sandy Silberstein.
A N O T H E R GEO spokesman,
M a r k Ferrenz, estimated that
about 400 TFs had voted by 5:30
yesterday afternoon. "That num-
ber is quite substantial," said Fer-
renz. "Though it's fairly high, it's
consistent with our expectations."
"We won't know until Wednesday
night how the election goes," add-
ed Silberstein.

DEMS GAIN, HRP SUR VIVES:

I City R
shaky (
By GORDON ATCHESON
Daily News Analysis
Although the Republicans
retained a City Council majority
in yesterday's municipal election,
they trudged out of the fracas
limping badly-their clout percep-
tibly reduced.
While the GOP fortunes fell, the
Human Rights Party proved itself
to be a viable, if not a vibrant,
element in local politics for at
least another two years.
The Republicans, who during the
past year ran City Hall as if they
had an ironclad lease on the place,
must now realize that they could
be out in the cold by this time next
year.
MOREOVER THE Democratic
Party came out of this election
with what it hoped to gain-a pair
of council seats. But the liberals
failed. to kill-off HRP, which has
for the last two years been a thorn
in their sides.
The Republicans saw Councilman
William Colburn--their fair-haired
.boy and until last night apparently
the GOP 1975 mayoral candidate-
tumble to defeat in his re-election
bid. That seat, in addition, would
have provided the margin on coun-
cil the Republicans needed to con-
trol the municipal budget, the
single most important item which
council considers.
Nonetheless the most indicative
result at the polls yesterday was
the passage of the controversial
amendment to the City Charter
establishing a five dollar fine for
marijuana use and sale.
The Republicans thrjugholit their
campaigning have heatedly attack-
ed the measure, hoping to drive
the proposal into the ground. Fhey
fell remarkably short of their goal.
FOR SOME irrational reason,
the GOP felt it had built a work-
ing majority in this town by pick-
ing up independentm o d e r a t e
voters. However the successful
drive to re-instate the liberal mar-
ijuana f i n e demonstrates that
when the moderate and left-wing
Democrats ally with HRP voters
in support of a single cause, they
still determine the final outcome
at the polls.
For the next year, though, the
Republicans will be able to call
the tunes with the exception of
orchestrating the budget.

'publicans retain
control on council

HELPED BY the marijuana bal-
lot question and a second charter
amendment that, had it passed,
would have imposed rent control,
HRP prospered from a strong
turn-out among liberal-radical stu-
dent voters in winning an incred-
ible 40-vote victory in the Second
Ward.
That factor was not enough to
overcome a strong Democratic vote
in the First Ward, although HRP
lost by only several hundred bal-
lots - a margin much narrower
than most experts had predicted.
Moreover, despite 1 o s i n g the
First Ward which it had held for
the past two years, HRP demon-
strated a strong resurgence follow-
ing an apparent decline over the
past few months.

BOTH THE First and Second
Ward contests, however, were far
too close to say conclusively that
either the Democrats or the HRP
members have carved out sure
winning sectors in up-coming elec-
tions.
CLEARLY THE long term losers
are the Republicans.
Colburn's loss effectively re-
moved him from strong' considera-
tion for mayor next year. He was
generally conceded to be the only
high-level R e p u b 1i c a n liberal
enough to win the city's top elec-
tive office. Now Colburn has that
loser's image-something of a kiss
of death in politics.
His council vote-which Demo-
See REPUBLICANS, Page 2

Hash Bash draws 1500

No n-guzzler triumphs
in beer-charged race

The victor of the straight adjunct
to yesterday's Hash Bash, The
Beer Lover's Le Mans, stood beam-
ing next to his winning beer-can-
powered vehicle (See related pic-
ture on Page 2) and declared, "I
don't drink beer" as he was award-
ed three cases of Strohs beer.
Bob Lamerand's, '76 Engin.,
seven foot tall tripod-shaped, balsa-
wood construction, which used four
LP's as wheels, set the day's dis-
tance record with an impressive
roll of 409 feet.
The distance race began under
the South Wing of the Graduate
Library with the vehicles zooming
towards State St. and in the case
of the winner, crashing against a
tree.
"I INTEND to sell the three
to nennle on my hall to nay

of beer awarded to third place win-
ner Max Zilz. Leland Quackenbush,
professor of mechanical engineer-
ing and advisor to Pi Tau Sigma
said the other two unaccounted for
cases were consumed by beer
lovers in Pi Tau Sigma.
"The Beer Lover's Le Mans was
organized to encourage optimal
use of energy-that's what it's all
about today," explained mechani-
cal Engineering Prof. F r a n c i s
Fisher.
THE SECOND and third place
entrants employed gravity-pull de-
vices similar to Lamerand's win-
ner,
Bill Lawson entered the shortest
beer-can-propelled d e v i c e. He
shook the single can, placed it on
the starting line, punctured the

By MARTIN PORTER
4 . ,.yThey came out in droves yes-
terday and the air quickly filled
, .with that characteristic s w e e t
aroma. Amidst gloomy skies and
x f runusual cold, approximately 1500
street people and students converg-
r.3 ed on the Diag to celebrate t h e
Third Annual Ann Arbor Hash
Bash.
Despite an apparent lack of co-
::Lordination, a low supply of hash-
ish and efforts on the part of the
Human Rights Party to reschedule
'the event to a non-election d a y ,
9 .., nothing was able to deter the dope
smoking population from holding
their traditional springtime fest.
HRP HAD voiced concern over
the possibility that students would
get too involved in the festivities
and would forget to vote in yes-
:erday's election. The crowd was
continually reminded, either by
leaflets or loudspeakers, to re-
member the serious business of the
day.
HRP furnished a shuttle service
from the Diag to the polls. Unfor-
tunately it seemed that the major-
ity of the crowd, mostly escapees
from the city's high schools, were
not old enough to vote.
One explanation of yesterday's
successful "Bash" was that it co-
incided with voting on the $5 mari-
juana proposal that was on yes
terday's ballot. Yet few people on
,N the Diag seemed concerned with

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