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Vote yes' for Teltran

VOTE "YES" on Proposal A. If it passes
this proposition will provide a
cheap and efficient mass transportation
system for Ann Arbor.
The name of the proposed system is
Teltran, and it is planned to operate like
the existing Dial-A-Ride, except that it
will extend over all of Ann Arbor in-
stead of providing service to just a few
elite areas. Teltran will pick you up at
your door and deliver you to your des-
tination within half-an-hour.
The system is especially good for stu-
dents who are now stuck on campus,
trapped by higher rents and food prices.
If Teltran becomes a reality, anyone
within the city limits will be able to get
a ride to classes, and will be able to
take a bus from their door to the larg-
er shopping areas to take advantage of
With a mass transite system such as
this operating, more women in Ann Ar-
bor will be able to go out in the evening
to classes or movies without fearing at-
TELTRAN IS DESIGNED to be available
to everyone, so the fare will only be
25 cents to your destination within the

city. Special rates will be available to
senior citizens, the handicapped, and
families. Furthermore anyone will be
able to purchase a one-price pass for un-
limited use.
If the proposal passes, Teltran will be
partially funded by an additional 2.5 mill
property tax. The cost to the average
Ann Arbor property owner will be $35
per year. The tax will raise approxi-
mately $1.5 million of the $2 million
needed to run the system for one year.
The additional costs will be covered by
the State Gasoline Tax for public trans-
portation and revenues from the sys-
If an efficient mass transit system can
be initiated in Ann Arbor, it can mean
a big step forward in the battle against
air and noise pollution, traffic conges-
tion and the waste of land to build new
roads and parking lots. Ann Arbor is ex-
panding and this is the time to change
the transportation precedent that the
car has set.
After the proposal passes, it is im-
portant that citizens demand a consum-
er board of directors for Teltran, so that
it is run in accordance with the users

Ed. note: This week The Daily
presents campaign statements
from the city election candidates.
Today, the fourth and fifth
Ethel Lewis
VIGHTING THE inertia of city
government requires stamina
and independence. I know. Be-
cause so often in the past I've
been a lone voice and vote, I
realize the importance of carrying
the battle to the larger forum
of Council . . . where votes really
Somebody has to crowd govern-
ment and push its focus forward
if we are ever to effect genuine
Bureaucratic indifference to hu-
man concerns and resources is our
most serious liability. Recently,
people have been let into the pro-
cess; they won't be shut out again.
But City Hall still doesn't know
how to value and use people. Also,
information must be more readily
given out by the city. The only
workable system is an open, two-
way exchange.
Women, as the majority that suf-
fers minority discrimination, need
to hold elective office. The domin-
ant male establishment, regard-
less of politics or professed good in-
Fi t
.F t/
Mona Walz
ANN ARBOR city government is
at a significant crossroads. The
decision to be made this sring,
after the April election, on the se-
lection of a new city administra-
tor will set the tone of the city for
many years to come. Honefullv,
with forward-looking peonle on
Council, there can be other reor-
gni tions in the city hall bureau-
The city mnst establish goals and
priorities for the ise of federal
revenue sharing funds, keening in
mind the need to preserve funding
in the areas where categorical aid
nrograms are being cut by the
Nixon administration in Washing-
ton and seeking community invol-
vement in reaching decisions on
what the city can do to help pro-
vide a humane living environment
for its citizens.
On other issues I support:
* A ban on non-returnable bottles
and development of a city program
of recycling, improvement of gar-
bage collection;
* A moratorium on any new
road construction and an adequate
circulation plan considering a I11
modes of transportation to replace
the obsolete thoroughfare plan
adopted in 1956;

ward looks at campaign

tentions, is generally incapable of
intelligent, humane action about
women's issues. The women's clin-
ic, child care centers, delivery of
health care services, and affirma-
tive action programs for women
are matters of our own destiny...
therefore, women must control
these decisions.
MY LONG FIGHT for finding al-
ternatives to cars . . . as a poli-
tical lobbyist, Planning Commis-
sioner, citizen advocate . . . will
be worth it when we pass the mass
transit and bike proposals an April
2. Many people, including t h e
young, the elderly, and the general
U-M body, need these options.
Over half of Ann Arbor's pop-
ulation rents, but tenants are still
second-class citizens. City H a 1 I
needs to inform all tenants of their
rights, enforce building codes, in-
stitute collective bargaining f o r
renters, and get to work on a rent
control ordinance.
I've had the experience of turn-
ing supposed defeat into success by
opening issues to public debate,
ing the budget work for people. I
creating new legislation, and mak-
intend to continue fighting for soc-
ial justice.
Phil Carr l1
1'M ASKING people in the Fourth

Ward to support HRP as the best
means of achieving progressive so-
cial change in Ann Arbor. It's clear
that we will have a very strong
voice on City Council this coming
year, and we intend to use it con-
sistently and responsibly for radi-
cal reform in city government.
As a Fourth Ward representative,
I will be totally committed to work
for rent control and tenant's rights,
anti-strike-breaking laws, commun-
ity control of police policy, n e w
health-care clinics, frequent bus
service along main routes, affirm-
ative action to end discrimination,.
and other innovations that relate to
people's real needs.
The Fourth Ward election is cruc-
ial to the direction of City Council
next year. Because of our new
ward boundaries, it seemed for a
while that any of the three candi-
dates could win. While I was speak-
ing on the issues in all parts of
the ward, the Democrat was play-
ing it safe with a one-issue "no
growth" Campaign and exploita-
tion of vote-splitting fears.
But this scheme backfired recent-
ly, for on Mar. 21, in public debate,
the Republican admitted he could
not win. On April 2nd, voters will
be able to choose objectively be-
tween a consistent HRP candidate
and a Democrat still grappling with
new tactics,

members in City Council, b o t h
voting and non-electoral support,
will be aimed at direct improve-
ments in city services and social
justice for all of Ann Arbor's peo-
ple. But we also recognize the im-
portance of our work to the
growth of a radical third party in
America, and its ultimate effect on
national issues. Through local ef-
fort, we can help to prevent ano-
ther Vietnam war, to end racism
and sexism, and to shift political
power away from the corporations
and back to the people in their own
Richard Hadler
MY DESIRE is to provide a
higher level of basic c i t y
services, get city government out
of the special programs they have
been experimenting with and re-
duce theadebt from the present fig-
ure of almost one million dollars.
The Dem-HRP proposals for use
of Revenue sharing dollars do none
of the above and, in fact, involve
us further in the morass of new
and expensive non-governmental
I am convinced we need to put
more manpower in the police de-
partment in an effort to stop the
high rate of breaking and enter-

ing; both on campus and in busi-
ness areas.
fort in cleaning up the city. Eith-
er an ordinance to penalize people
who leave their garbage cans on
the extension or backyard pick-up
of trash must be provided. We need
to re-institute a program of street
The Democrats and Human
Rights parties see nothing wrong
with the horrendous debt. It is
unreal for a city like Ann Arbor
to be in debt like this in violation of
the City Charter. As long as the
radical left can buy your votes
with expensive, new and politically
attractive programs such as Day
Care Centers and money for Ozone
House, etc., we are going to be
saddled by this debt and we are
going to have second-rate basic
city services. Some of the pro-
grams we seem slated to fund have
quickly and poorly conceived pro-
posals that look like they've been
put together on the back of an en-
I have more faith in "your sense
of fair play and responsibility. I
can't really believe that the re-
sponsible people reading this can
honestly want to see Ann Arbor
continue to deteriorate like we have
over the recent years. Let's try
to reverse thetrend
to reverse the trend to "Big Bro-




ward candidates speak out

Support bike paths

ON APRIL 2 Ann Arbor voters will be
faced with a millage proposal which
if passed will provide bike paths, improve
some roads and provide ramps for han-
dicapped people on public sidewalks.
We urge you to vote "yes" on this pro-
Many people in Ann Arbor feel that
the monetary cost is too high. The bill
M t-
Editorial Staff
Co-Editors in Chief
ROBERT BARKIN.,..................Feature Editor
DIANE LEVICK .... ..........Associate Arts Editor
DAVID MARGOLICK.......... ..Chief Photographer
MARTIN PORTR ... ........... Magazine Editor
KATHY RICK...................Editorial Director
ERIC SCHOCH...................Editorial Director
GLORIA SMITH ..........................Arts Editor
CHARLES STEIN ................... .. City Editor
TED STEIN........ ........:....... Executive Editor
MARTIN STERN..................Editorial Director
ED SUROVELL.......................Books Editor
ROLFE TESSEM .. ,...................Picture Editor
Sports Staff
Managing Sports Editor
BOB McGINN ............... Executive Sports Editor
CHUCK BLOOM ...............Associate Sports Editor
JOEL GREER.............. .. Associate Sports Editor
RICH STUCK.............Contributing Sports Editor
BOB HEUER.............Contributing Sports Editor
NIGHT EDITORS: Jim Ecker, Marc Feldman, George
Hastings, Marcia Merker. MarkRon an, Roger Ros-
siter, Theresa Swedo, Robin Wagner.
STAFF: Barry Argenbright, Jeff Chown, ClarkeCogs-
dill. Brian Deming, Leba Hertz, John Kahler,
Mike Lisull, Mike Pritula, Bob Simon.

requires only .26 of a mill tax increase
for property owners. This means $2.60
per $10,000 of assessed property. The tax
would decrease to .11 of a mill by 1993.
But this is a time in Ann Arbor's
growth when positive action needs to be
taken to provide some transportation al-
ternative to the car.
At a cost of $800,000, 95 miles of bike
paths would be constructed. 17 of these
miles would be separate bike paths for
bike traffic only. An additional 27 miles
would be made into bike lanes on public
roads, and the rest would be sections
of roads designated by signs to be bike
THERE ARE an estimated 45,000 to
55,000 bicycles in Ann Arbor. That
figure alone is a statement on this city's
need for safe and extensive bikeways.
The construction of additional-bike
paths in Ann Arbor could provide en-
couragement for more people to use
their bicycles for everyday transporta-
tion. This could lead to the reduction of
air and noise pollution as well as to help
ease the fuel shortage.
Vote "yes" on proposal B.
Today's staiff:
News: Laura Berman, Dan Blugerman,
Cindy Hill, Ted Stein, Terri Terrell
Editorial Page: Kathy Ricke, Linda Rosen-
Arts Page: Sara Rimer, Gloria Jane Smith
Photo Technicians: Ken Fink, D a v i d

* Affirmative action programs
for women as city employees and
in appointment to city boards and
* The AATA millage proposal
which will be on the ballot on April
2 to provide the citizens of Ann
Arbor a convenient, economical al-
ternative to the private automobile
through an expanded bus system;
0 The Highway Safety Bonding
Proposal which includes provision
for the development of a bikeway
* Increased city commitment to
support youth services and re-
creation programs;
* Improved access by the pub-
lic to information and an opportun-
ity to make input before decisions
are made by city hall. The public
needs and has a right to know how,
when and where to express their
ideas about what the city is and
" Leasing, not sale, of city-own-
ed land, specifically as it relates to
the potential plans for the down-
town area;
* Improving the appearance and
liveability of the public housing
I AM RUNNING on my record
as an active citizen. I have spoken
to represent the general public in-
terest on many occasions such as
in opposition to the Briarwood Re-
gional Shopping Center, Packard-
Beakes by-pass, and highrise de-

velopment adjacent to the Huron
I am a graduate of the University
of Minnesota and currently enrolled
as a part-time graduate student in
Urban Planning at the University
of Michigan.
John Minock
11Y DEMOCRATIC opponent has
addressed herself primarily to
one issue - that of city planning.
On other issues vital to the city,
she has either taken brief a n d
vague positions or no position at
all. For example, when asked a
direct question about her position
on rent control, her response was
merely that she did not know whe-
ther it would be legal or what its
effects would be.
The Republican candidate has
also attempted to run a non-issue
oriented campaign a la Madison
Avenue, complete with vacuous slo-
gans. Like the other Republican
candidates, he has chosen to avoid
running on his record, and instead
is running on garbage.
In contrast, I and the other HRP
candidates have taken clear stanc-
es. Community control means that
people must have control over de-
cisions which affect their lives. You
know what is best for you, not a
panel of "experts." HRP tried to

get tenants of public housing on
the Housing Commission. We have
called for a restructuring of the
AATA Board to provide for input
from users of the transit system.
We support funding of the Com-
munity Women's Clinic because it
will be controlled by users of the
The only issue that the Democrats
have going for them is that HRP
plays a "spoiler" role in c i t y
elections. Ironically, the only race
in which that is true this year is in
the Fifth Ward where, in terms
of the candidates, the voters have
the clearest choice in the city. A
vote for me is essentially a vote
of "no confidence" in the other'
two parties and the other two can-
However, my main purpose is to
focus attention on the citywide race
for mayor which HRP can win.
With every slight nudge to the
right. Stephenson has gone out of
his way to take a bounding lean to
the right. His arrogance insures
that the Republican percentage will
remain around 1/3 as in the fall.
There are many defections among
Democratic voters because Mogdis;
a Bendix technocrat, is unaccept-
able to most McGovern supporters.
It's a three way race. Your vote
could make the difference. V o t e
your first choice for mayor - Be

Jolhn McCormick
I BELIEVE that there are some
1 important issues in this cam-
The theme of my campaign is
fiscal responsibility concerning all
issues in our city.
Public housing is a disaster. I'd
like to see a full investigation and
if it bears out what I think to be
the case, I'll demand the resigna-
tion of everyone on the Housing
Commission and start over again.
Refuse collection is not operat-
ing as well as it should. Poor re-
fuse collection is creating a health
problem in Ann Arbor. Mainline
departments need to be beefed up.
DOPE AND CRIME are at an all
time high. As a direct result of
the $5.00 pot law, Ann Arbor has
become a pot pocket, and a source
or drug supply for the entire south-
east part of the state. Drug pen-
alties 'should be regulated at state
level. If it came up I would vote
to repeal the pot law to at least
help correct the problem.
Law enforcement priorities are
breaking and entering and armed
robbery. But we shouldn't de-em-
phasize any crimes. We should
enforce all the laws.
Vote for John McCormick (R)
to be your representative in the
fifth ward.

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Letters: Mogdis replies

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To The Daily:
FOR TEN YEARS, ever since I
first registered, I have voted for
Democrats. Last Fall I worked
full-time for McGovern as the
Second Congressional District Co-
ordinator for Organized Labor Un-
In supporting many Democrats I
have often been faced with com-
promising some of my views. Now
city Democrats are asking me
to compromise again, to support
Mogdis. But the issues are too im-
portant. I cannot compromise.
At best Mogdis is a technocrat,
unsuited to solving Ann Arbor's
problems. At worst he has and con-
tinues to lend his support to Amer-
ica's intervention in Indochina.
First, the worst case. The Amer-
ican effort goes on in Indochina.
Instead of great waves of bombers
flying every day, so called Ameri-
can civilian advisors will continue
to assist and instruct the Thieu re-
gime in the art of sabotage, poli-
tical assassination, forced urbani-
zation, police control, etc. These
programs are constantly analyzed
to improve their "effectiveness."
They are important inthehcontin-
uing intervention in Indochina.
One of these studies is currently
underway in the Office of National
Security Studies within the Aero-
space Systems Division in Ann
Arbor. Franz Mogdis has been the
head of that office for the last 15
months, and a member of it since
1965. In a "Message to Democrats"
Mogdis admits to the presence of
this classified contract (though not
its title or contents), but excuses
its presence on the basis that it
was "signed before I became De-
nartment Manager "

sis of Vietnamization.' "
Mogdis supporters have told me,
"Well, the contract is supposed to
end in April." Fine, but when the
contract came up for renewal, if
Franz was really totally opposed to
all aspects of the war effort, he
could have made a point of say-
ing, "No renewal if you want me
to continue as department head."
My friends tell me that Bendix
needs the money or alternatively
that Franz is committed to working
from within Bendix for change.
He is entitled to that choice. I and
others are entitled to decide if
we want to vote for a person who
allows his own department to con-
tinue contributing to the war effort.
:he contract ends. Bendix does noth-
ing more for the war (it is now
the nation's fifteenth largest Penta-
gon contractor), and Mogdis repud-
iates his involvement, but contin-
ues to work from within Bendix.
His campaign literature states that
"He provides leadership within the
corporation to move away from
technological solutions toward hu-
manistic solutions to societal prob-
At a meeting I attended I a s t
December Mogdis was trying to
gain the active support of McGov-
ern campaign workers. He describ-
ed his work at Bendix. He said his
department is applying statistical
"social indicators" (e.g. crime rat-
es, records of drug usage, birth
and death rates, per capita in-
come) to analyze social-political
and economic programs funded by
the U.S. government. In sociology
(where I am a Ph.D. candidate) I
am taught that thee kinds nf indi-

things like community participation
and community control is not my
idea of humanistic solutions.
If Mogdis should be elected, will
Ann Arbor citizens participate as
social science indicators - statistics
or as human beings? I wonder.
-Charles Cell, grad.
March 23
To The Daily:
IT WOULD BE easy to over-re-
act to the half-truths, distortion of
facts, and illogic presented by
Charles Cell in his letter of March
27 in the Daily, particularly when
they are aimed at maligning and
discrediting an individual's inte-
grity. As an aside, I find this ap-
proach in itself a contradiction in
fact to the author's moralistic and
humanistic stand on the issues.
But rather than respond at the
same level, let's look at the facts
and errors in his letter:
Fact 1: Cell is right when he says
I have been the manager of a
Department at Bendix since No-
vember 1971.
Error 1: That department is not
now, and has not been for 15
months, called the Office of Na-
tional Security Studies. At the time
of my appointment, and as a re-
sult of my insistence, the depart-
ment was reorganized into t h e
Social Science Department to re-
flect the change in priorities I de-
Fact 2: Cel is correct when
he says the classified contract un-
der question was contractually
committed in February 1971, for a
two-year period, before I became
Department Manager.
Error 2: He is totally in error
whon hA cav Cnnt*o f1T TALOw,

the 1971 contract number was for
authorization of funds for govern-
ment fiscal year 1973 for a con-
tractual commitment made in
1971, and not for a new contract or
additional work. The government
only authorizes funds for one fiscal
year at a time, even though they
sign binding contractual commit-
ments for longer periods. The au-
thorization of those funds -for the
second year of a contract is cer-
tainly not the same as a new con-
tract being signed.
Fact 3: Cell fails to mention that
since I have taken over as De-
partment Manager no new classi-
fied research contracts have begun
and previous ones have been dis-
Fact 4: Cell is entitled to make
whatever choice he sees fit in how
he votes in this election. That is
lis right, but I hope he would
remember that there are many,
myself included, who feel that if we
opt out of environments that we
feel must be changed (indeed, the
same ones Cell is concerned about),
then we have guaranteed that those
very things we abhor are perpet-
Cell is opposed to classified war-
related research as I am, yet if you
follow his logic, it is better to opt
out and let that which you detest
continue and even expand rather
than stay and fight for change of
priorities - a change. of priorities
which I've implemented in a 15-
month period. I personally opt for
forcing change.
Fact 5: Cell's statement about
technocracy and its relationship
to me is the height of illogic. I
would completely and flatly deny
his assertion that I believe that

run a campaign against people,
nor impugn their motives. I've
been campaigning city-wide on
specific recommendations for re-
forming City Hall to make such
participation a reality. I intend
to run such a campaign.
-Franz Mogdis
Democratic mayoral
March 26
Gill defended
To The Daily:
YESTERDAY'S D a i I y carried
a letter from Bob Black concerning
SGC Presidential candidate Lee
Gill. In my eight years of reading
The Daily, this was the most mali-
cious, racist letter I've ever read.
Specifically, four times in the
letter, Black uses openly racist
language. He calls Gill, who is one
of the best known Black leaders
on campus, a "jive opportunist," a
"flunky," and says Gill "served"
Bill Jacobs "slavishly." In addition
to being totally false charges, these
terms indicate that Black is not
really attacking Gill generally, but
rather is attacking him based on
racist stereotypes.
Black also makes much of Gill's
prison record and a current charge.
As to the current charge, Black,
who claims to be a radical, appar-
ently feels that when a Black lead-
er is charged with a crime, he is
"guilty until proven innocent," ra-
ther than "innocent until proven
guilty." As to the past record,
Black would have us believe that
once a Black person is convicted
of a crime, he is guilty forever!


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