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Though the summer's hard-foi
and convention battles are
candidates are already prep
selves for the Nov. 7 election.
Democratic and Republican c
a variety of county offices asv
representative, U.S. representa
county commissioner, and U
were chosen in a-state-wide prix
Four candidates were alsoc
a field of five in a non-partisan
two seats on the Washtenaw C
The Human Rights Party se
dates several weeks later in a
vention which saw the dissol
party's alliance with the lo
People's Party (RPP).
As a result of the primaries
tions the November elections

Incumbent Republican Robert Griffin will
ught primary face Democratic State Attorney General
over, local Frank Kelley and HRP hopeful Barbara
aring them Halpern for U.S. Senator,
andidates for .-Republican incumbent Marvin Esch
well as state will face Democrat Marvin Stempien, floor
tive, sheriff, leader of the State House, for the U.S.
U.S. senator House of Representatives seat from Ann
mary Aug. 8. Arbor's second congressional district,
chosen from -HRP candidate Steve Burghardt will run
primary for against Democratic primary victor Perry
ounty Circuit Bullard and Republican Mike Renner for
state representaitve from the city,
lected candi- -Washtenaw County Sheriff Doug Harvey
stormy con- is seeking re-election on the American In-
ution of the dependent Party ticket against Republican
cal Rainbow Undersheriff Harold Owings and Democrat
Fred Postill,
and conven- -Shirley Burgoyne and Edward Deake of
shape up as Ann Arbor, Patrick Conlin of Ypsilanti, and
Ann Arbor District Court Judge Sandorf

Elden will vie for two positions on the
Washtenaw Circuit Court,
-Democrat G e o r g e Sallade will run
against incumbent Republican William Del-
hey for Washtenaw county prosecutor,
-Susan Newell of HRP will face Demo-
crat Kathy Fojtik and Republican Letty
Wickliffe for county commissioner from the
14th district which includes North Campus,
-Elizabeth Taylor, Democrat, will vie
with Republican William Young and HRP
member Susan Winning for the commission
seat from the 15th district which embraces
the central and southern campus areas.
- While the choices of Griffin, Kelley and
Halpern for U.S. Senate were largely un-
contested, many of the primary and con-
vention battles were protracted and hard-
The HRP convention was the most de-
visive in the party's history.


No vember le tions

Charging that there is "a large contin-
gent of people in HRP who are determined
to control the party rather than dealing
with the needs of the people," RPP leader
John Sinclair led his followers out of an
alliance which began just before last April's
city council elections.
Sinclair and RPP contend that "freaks"
are the party's basic constituency while
HRP members are more concerned with
broadening their base to include workers
and other members of the community.
Opinions vary on what effect the split
will have on HRP's fortunes in the fall.
Sinclair feels the party will be defeated
in November. "I hope their mistakes will
be exposed," he said Tuesday.
Steve Nissen, HRP's fall campaign co-
ordinator, however, said the departure of
RPP will have a very small effect."
HRP state representative candidate Bur-

ghardt-a long time party member and
former T e n a n t s Union organizer-was
chosen over Eric Chester, a leading ideolog
and party co-ordinator Bob Alexander.
Considerable controversy was generated
over Burghardt's nomination because he
failed to announce his candidacy for the
nomination until two days before the con-
Equally controversial was the decision
not to make an entry in either the U.S.
representative or county sheriff races.
The Democratic primaries two weeks be-
fore were also bitter contests.
In the congressional race, former Daily
editorial page editor Walter Shapiro ran
a strong left-liberal campaign against the
more moderate Stempien. Shapiro carried
Washtenaw County but lost to Stempien by
about five per cent.
Postill won the Democratic sheriff pri-

mary making a strong appeal for youth
He survived charges by the Ann Arbor
Sun that he is "trigger-happy" and went on
to handily defeat his closest opponent, bail
bondsman Harold Moon.
Bullard, who also ran a youth-oriented
campaign, came under attack from a num-
ber of local radical groups who accused
him of distorting his record of, political
Despite last minute efforts to sink his
campaign, he was successful beating his
two closest opponents, law student Helen
Forsyth and economics professor Peter
In the non-partisan circuit judge's ' pri-
mary City Attorney Jerold Lax was elimi-
nated when he finished last in a field of
five candidates.
The Republican primary produced no
closely contested races.

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Su pplement
campus Issue

Section One-General

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 7, 1972

Fifty-Eight Pages

Clark wins






Virginia Nordin

Register now
Voter registration will be con-
ducted today at Waterman Gym-
nasium during registration for
classes. Registration for the No-
vember election is open to those
who are 18 years old, U. S. citi-
zens and residents of Ann Arbor
for 30 days by the time of that
Voters who are already reg-
istered in Ann 'Arbor but have
moved since the last time they
voted must file a change of ad-
A dress form with the City Clerk's
office, prior to Oct. 6, to be as-
sured that they will receive a
new card notifying them of their
polling place.
In addition, City Clerk Harold
Saunders will hold a class for
those who wish to become dep-
uty registrars tonight at City
Hall. Those interested in reg-
istering voters should call the
clerk's office for times and fur-
ther details of classes.
State gi
A Willow
A $2 million loan guarantee
from the state has become the
first step toward the Univer-
sity's avowed goal of disengag-
ing itself officially from large
scale classified research.
Under a plan adopted in prin-
ciple by the Regents in Febru-
ary, the University is attempt-
ing to divest itself of its Wil-
low Run Laboratories, recently
renamed "The Environmental
Research Center of Michigan,"
which perform about 90 per cent
of the classified research done
on campus.
The loan guarantee, approved
by the State Legislature as part
of the Higher Education Bill, will
provide Willow Run with funds
to weather a transitional period
during which it will leave the
auspices of the University to be-
come a non-profit corporation.
Specically, the loan will allow
the labs to meet their financial
commitments during the first
year. This is essential because
all government classified re-
search work is done on a reim-
bursement basis-with payment
often coming following the com-
pletion of the project.
Previously, the University had

Cheryl Clark, the first woman
in the nation to demand back
pay f r o m a university on
grounds of sex discrimination,
won her request last July, in the
test case of the University's new
complaint appeal procedure.
"This is a terrific step for-
ward. It indicates that if women
persist in their complaints they
will be vindicated," says Vir-
ginia Nordin, chairwoman of the
University's C o m m i s s i o n
for Women.
The decision represents a ma-
jor victory for women seeking
to end sexism in campus em-
ployment policies, according to
spokeswomen of University wo-
men's groups.
Clark, a research associate in
the- University's Highway Safety
R e s e a r c h Institute, will be
awarded a minimum increase of
$1,320 yearly, retroactive to Jan.
26, 1971.
"I'm very pleased. It was al-
most anticlimatic. I thought we
would lose," said Clark.
"This shows that the com-
plaint appeal procedure is dif-
ferent than the regular proced-
ure. I hope that its essential
fairness will encourage more
women to come forward with
complaints," said Zena Zumeta,
f o r m e r University Women's
"If salaries are made public,
that will give women a better
idea of their relative salary po-
sitions and they can decide
whether to complain," said Zu-
Clark filed an original com-
plaint in January, 1971, charg-
- ing that she was receiving a
lesser salary than a man with
the same job.
After this complaint, heard
through the standard procedure,
was denied, law Prof. Harry Ed-
wards, Clark's lawyer, charged
See CLARK, Page 11
aran tees
?un loan
The Regents in a 7-1 vote called
for the separation from Willow
Run Laboratories as an alterna-
tive to an out-right ban on such
Several issues involved in what
is officially termed "the orderly
total separation" cloud the ulti-
mate relationship between the
University and the Laboratories.
Specifically, five professors
currently working at Willow Run
might want to transfer their
projects to the Engineering Col-
lege labs in order to retain their
University teaching appoint-
Vice President for Research A.
Geoffrey Norman emphatically
claims such project transfers
"will not be allowed if they in-
volve a classified project."
Norman is adamant in disa-
vowing any suggestion that the
separation is a symbolic gesture.
"If this is to be a separation
then it will have to be a real
separation. Our relation to Wil-
low Run will be no different than
our relation with Bendix, Parke
Davis or other local research
corporations," he says.
According to Norman, Univer-
sity professors will not be al-
lowed to hold major responsibili-

Daily Photo by DENNY GAINER
Riding high
The delights of summer may be quickly slipping away for returning University students. But these
young cube climbers seem happily unaware of the books, schedules, 8 o'clocks, and exams which
await thousands of other "big kids."

Associate Managing Editor
"This new ordinance will
be a magnet for the dope
culture and make Ann Arbor
the dope center of the mid-
west," said City Council
member John McCormack
(R-Fifth Ward) last May
before a council meeting.
Despite his objections a coali-
tion of Democratic and Human
Rights Party council members
joined together and passed what
is possibly the most radical mari-
juana law in the country.
The city ordinance, which went
into effect in June, sets the
maximum penalty for possession
and sales of grass at five dollars.
Four dollars will go to the state
for judgment fees and court
costs-as with all fines-and one
dollar goes to the city.
The city attorney, however, re-
tains the authority to refer cases
to the county for prosecution un-
der the harsher state law if the
circumstances warrant it. Un-
der the state law penalties are
a maximum of 90 days and/or
$100 for "use," one year and/or
a $1,000 for "possession," and
four years and/or $2,000 for sales.
But, as with any new law, con-
fusion reigns until a legal court
precedent is set.
Many personsinvolved in pro-
posing and passing the new law
thought that violations would be
handled like a parking ticket:
You get busted. You get a
court summons in the mail. You
come into court and plead guilty.
You pay a five dollar fine. You
walk out.
However, the current procedure
used by city officials for mari-
juana violations is very different.
A police officer finds some al-
leged grass-in joint or plant
form. He then confiscates it and
takes the person's name and ad-
dress. The confiscated material
is sent to the State Police Crime
Lab to determine if it is really
The State Police, however,
have assigned a "Low Priority"
status to marijuana samples from
Ann Arbor because of the low
If the samples are proven to
be grass, the city attorney and
the police determine whether
it should come under the city or
the state law.
If they decide to prosecute un-
der the city law a court summons
is sent out to the person from
whom the grass was taken.
See DOPE, Page 9


Daily Photo by DENNY GAINER
Crater diggers


New 'crater dig' tactic
results in 40 arrests


vetoes salary release


The Regents voted 6-2 at their
July meeting to reject a request
by The Daily that University
staff salaries be released, along
with corresponding names, sex,
race, length of service and title.
As an alternative, The Re-
gents voted to release a hereto-
fore confidential booklet entitled
"An Analysis of Salaries Paid to
University of Michigan Teach-
ing Staff, 1971-72." The booklet
contains statistics on the mean
and median salaries of academ-
ic personnel by unit, but does
not list individual salaries or
Former Daily Editor Alan
Lenhoff had requested that full
salary data be made public,
basing his request upon a ruling
by a Bay County judge that Sag-
inaw Valley College should dis-
close its salary data. The case
is currently under appeal.
The salary disclosure had
been ardently opposed by the
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) -
the top faculty body - which
maintained t h a t publicizing
salaries would be a violation of
the faculty's right to privacy.
Lenhoff called the Regents'
action "an attempt to hide the
University's failure to provide
equal opportunities for women
and minorities."
The Daily Senior Editors are
considering further action, in-
cluding a possible lawsuit to
force disclosure of the salary in-
Before the Regents' vote,

-That affirmative a c t i o n
progress is monitored by fur-
nishing salary information to
federal agencies; and
-That the University's sala-
ries are no higher than those of
comparable institutions. This,
he said, is ensured through an-
nual review by the State Bu-
reau of the Budget and various
legislative committees.
In the last year, two state-
supported colleges in Michigan
(Michigan State University and
Delta College) have released full
salary information.
The recent ruling against
Saginaw Valley College resulted
from a suit filed by the Bay
City Times. If upheld in high-
er courts, it will likely apply to
all tax-supported colleges in the

The Regents' decision to re-
lease the so-called "Brown
Book" of salary data will prob-
ably have little impact.
The booklet includes no data
on the numbers or financial sta-
tus of women or blacks. Thus, it
provides no clue as to whether
the University's affirmative ac-
tion hiring programs and salary
equalization attempts are actu-
ally working.
Most of the information had
been made public before. The
booklet has been published for a
number of years and has been
made available to Senate As-
sembly's Committee on the
Economic Status of the Faculty.
That committee makes an an-
nual report which is mailed to
all faculty members. The most
recent report includes the me-
dian salaries for professors, as-
See SALARY, Page 11

Adding a new tactic to their
fight against University 'involve-
ment in war research, anti-war
protesters this summer twice dug
symbolic "bomb - craters" on
University property.
Results of the new tactic have
included the arrests of 40 per-
sons, most of whom have yet to
stand trial.
The first four craters were dug
on the Diag May 19 to the
sounds of rock music and anti-
war speeches, as demonstrators
celebrated the birthdays of Mal-
colm X and Ho Chi Minh.
The University had earlier re-
jected plans for the dig, but had
offered an alternative site for a
"bomb crater" on the mall be-
tween Hill Aud. and the Mich-
igan League. Demonstrators dug
on the Diag anyway, however,
because, according to protest
leader Genie Plamondon, "we
want it (the hole) to be a vis-
ible daily reminder of what the
countryside of Vietnam looks
During the dig, Rolland Gains-
ley, the University's chief se-
curity officer, informed protes-
tors that they were violating the
law and were subject to arrest,
but it wasn't until almost two
weeks later that warrants were
issued for the arrest of four local
anti-war activists.
Charged with "malicious de-
struction" of University proper-
ty, the four were Genie Pla-
mondon of the Rainbow People's
Party, Jay Hack, former admin-
istrative vice president of Stu-
dent Government Council, John
Goldman, '73, and Richard Eng-
land, Grad.
Police also sought a warrant
for an unnamed juvenile.
The warrants were signed by
Frede'hrick 1Th-vids chief of Ilni-

Four' presented District Judge
Sandorf Elden with a testimonial
signed by over 280 people. It
asserted that "the signers of this
statement acknowledge organiz-
ing and digging those craters. We
demand that charges be dropped
and the University confess to its
war crimes." Pending trial, each
was released on a $50 personal
On June 17, the second batch
of craters were dug, and this
time the University called in the
Ann Arbor police. Thirty-six per-
sons were arrested. Most of them
were charged with "malicious
destruction of property" and re-
leased on $25 bond.
The remainder were charged
with assault and battery on po-
lice, throwing firecrackers and
the use of firecrackers.
Various 1 e g a l technicalities
have held up the trials of the
crater diggers, starting with a
postponement of the trial date of
the original 'Crater Four,' after
the county prosecuter's office
asked that charges be changed
See DIAG, Page 11
of summer news.
CULTURE: Films, drama, liter-
ature, music, art galleries, res-
taurants and bars.
SPORTS: Football, basketball,
wrestling, swimming, baseball,
hockey, lacrosse, tennis.
STUDENT LIFE: The season of
the student, local housing, stu-
dent organizations, health ser-
vice, campus security, Student
t1hihJtvh1T' AnA r n t ,4 ite

Soviet poet accepts 'Ui' post

Exiled poet Iosif B r o d s k y
arrived in Ann Arbor last July
to assume the University's posi-
tion of poet-in-residence.
Brodsky's journey here w a s
marked by a strange sequence
of events that began when So-
viet officials "invited" him to
leave the country, even though
Brodsky had made no previous
application to do so. They offer-
ed to arrange t h e necessary
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and discussed the possibility of
hiring Brodsky with University
Proffer then flew to V i e n n a
and met Brodsky there. It was
in Vienna that the pair ironed
out the final plans.
Brodsky had to pay the equi-
valent of $1000 to leave, $500 to
forfeit his Soviet citizenship and
$500 to cover paperwork. He was
permitted to carry only $104 and
two suitcases out of the country.


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