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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 52

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, November 5, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages


Sen. George McGovern will win
decisively Tuesday among students
at the University, but local Demo-
cratic candidates hoping to ride his
coattails to victory may be disap-
pointed, a survey of student voters
conducted by The Daily last week
The survey, which was taken by 16
Daily reporters, obviously cannot be
taken as the final word on how Ann
Arbor will vote, but it does give an
indication of studentvoting choices.
And with students comprising a
third of the city's total electorate, the
student vote by itself may be enough
to swing any local contest.
It is with that hope in mind that
many local Democratic candidates
have looked to the campus for the
votes that will help them to upset the

tuden ts
traditional Republican power bloc
Those Democrats may be in for a
big surprise. The Daily poll, while
concurring with other surveys giving
McGovern a wide lead over Nixon,
shows that many of the Democratic
presidential candidate's supporters
here are more than willing to split
their tickets and vote for the Human
Rights Party (HRP) or even the
Republicans in local contests.
For example, the McGovern lead of
45 per cent determined by The Daily
poll translates into a lead of only 20.
per cent in the Senatorial race be-
tween Atty. Gen. Frank Kelley and
incumbent Republican Sen. Robert
Griffin. Much of the slippage goes to
HRP's Barbara Halpert, who is fa-
vored by 7.6 per cent of students.

In local races, the slippage becomes
more evident. Democratic Attorney
Perry Bullard, who has stressed a
personal endorsement from McGovern
in his campaign for state represen-
tative, hold only an insignificant one
per cent lead over HRP's Steve Burg-
In the congressional contest between
Democrat Marvin Stempien and in-
cumbent Republican Marvin Esch,
Stempien has only a six per cent lead
among student voters, a margin which
is not statistically significant.
Only Democratic sheriff candidate
Fred Postill enjoys the big student
lead he will need if he is to win
election in a county-wide race. Postill
literally cleans-up onstudent votes
with a margin of more than 50 per
cent over unpopular incumbent sheriff
Douglas Harvey.

Mc Govern

Results (percentages)

Perhaps equally significant in these
local contests is the large number of
student voters who said they have
not yet decided for whom to vote.
The undecideds range from the al-
most 30 per cent who have yet to
make up their minds in the Sheriff's
race, to the 41 per cent who cannot
decide between Esch and Stempien.
More than 39 per cent of the students
surveyed had not yet made up their
minds in the state representative
It may well be the candidates' suc-
cess in converting these undecided
voters that determines the winners
on election day.
How seriously can you take these
Opinion polls in general and tele-

phone polls in particular can be as-
toundingly inaccurate. The Daily's
method of "randomly" selecting stu-
dents for interviews was not scien-
tifically perfect by any means. We
simply tore every tenth page from
the latest edition of the student direc-
tory, then contacted every 13th stu-
dent on a page for a total sample of
A sample of 100 is generally con-
sidered adequate for a University
community of 35,000.
Also, the questions asked in The
Daily poll were not exactly similar to
those asked in the voting booths. We
asked voters for whom they would
vote. We recorded their votes if they
answered with the name of a party or
candidate, but we did not read them
See 'U', Page 12

McGovern (D): 67
Nixon (R): 22.5
Others: 1.5
Undecided: 7.5
Won't vote: 1.5
Kelley (D) 41.9
Griffin (R): 20
Halpert (HRP): 7.6
Other: 1.9
Undecided: 23.8
Won't vote: 4.8
Stempien (D): 25.6
Esch (R): 19.5

Other: 1.2
Undecided: 41.5
Won't vote: 12.2
State rep
Bullard (D): 19.8
Burghardt (HRP): 18.8
Renner (R): 4.2
Harris (Con): 1.5
Other: 1.5
Undecided: 39.6
Won't vote: 14.6
Postill (D): 53.6
Harvey (AIP): 2.9
Owings (R): .9
Other: .9
Undecided: 29.1
Won't vote: 12.6

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Lawyers pick Conlin
If members of the Washtenaw County Bar Association could
choose the next Circuit Court judges, Ypsilanti Court Judge
Patrick Conlin and 14th District Judge Edward Deake would be
wearing the black robes in January. Conlin, selected as the best
qualified candidate by the 227-member local bar, received 152
of the 177 votes cast. Deake polled 132, while 15th District Judge
Sanford Elden received 47 votes. Shirley Burgoyne, a local attor-
ney, came out low person on the totem poll with seven votes.
HRP rakes it in
Over $1,700 in contributions and loans poured into the
campaign of Human Rights Party state representative candi-
date Steve Burghardt during the past two weeks. The Ann Ar-
bor Education Association Political Action Committee contribut-
ed a whopping $400 to the campaign. Other contributors listed on
the HRP report released yesterday include psychology professors
Raphael Ezekiel ($25), Robert Hefner ($100) and Theodore New-
zomb ($5), sociology Prof. Mark Chesler ($20), political science
Prof. Joel Samoff ($15), economics professors John Cross ($5)
Rnd Gary Saxonhouse ($5), Eng. Prof. Marvin Felheim ($20) and
education professors Percy Bates ($10), Loren Barritt ($5) and
William Morse ($30).
Happenings . .
... Things seem to have quieted down in these pre-election
days . .. the India Students Association is celebrating the Diwali
Festival today at 5:30 at the First Baptist Church. The admis-
sion fee covers a banquet dinner and cultural show . . . for
Monday, election eve, Students for McGovern-Shriver have
called a rally at People's Plaza and a single file Candlelight
March. The Guardian Angel will play at the 7:30 p.m. rally.
Secert Service informers?
The Secret Service is investigating whether anyone in the
agency has sent confidential information on the movements of
Democratic Candidate George McGovern to White House Aides.
The investigation was announced by the agency following a report
in the New York Times that a Secret Service official had sent
to the White House details of confidential meetings held by Mc-
Govern. Presidential Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler denied that
President Nixon's election aides had received such information.
Negatives for Nixon
WASHINGTON - President Nixon is leading in another
election poll. But this one, conducted among Washington tour-
ists, is "for the man you want to lose in 1972." The National
Portrait Gallery, which has been presenting an exhibit of por-
traits of famous presidential campaign losers, installed a regular
voting machine to select the loser in this election. Men, women,
and children, including foreign visitors, have been voting since
the conventions. The tally as of Thursday on "The man you want
to lose in 1972" was: Nixon 10,491; McGovern 5,700. Rumor ha
it several Ann Arbor notables have contributed to Nixon's total or
the tourist tally.
Courtesy of Ma Bell
Thinking of trying to cal' the world's leaders to talk about a
gripe or an idea? Forget it, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The newspaper tried calling the phone numbers of several dig-
nitaries as printed in the Saturday Review of Science. At the
White House the paper was told, "The President is not available
to the telephone." A call to Buckingham palace brought the re-
ply, "The Queen is not available." The Vatican told the news-
paper, "His Holiness never speaks on the telephone." South Viet-
namese President Nguyen Van Thieu's phone was, according to
the Saigon operator, out of order.
On the inside. ...
. . . The Daily presents a photo essay on the Vietnam
war on the Editorial Page . . . Sports Editor John Papanek

campus election results


'Supply of
arms upy
By the AP and Reuters
Both North and South Viet-
nam are using the delay in fi-
nal negotiations to end the
Vietnam war to build up their
military supplies and retain :
their armies, military sources
said yesterday.
The intensified efforts by both r
sides are based on the assumption=
that any eventual cease fire will
be one which allows each side to f
hold the territory it controls at
the time of an agreement.g
The Pentagon confirmed reports"
that it hastily is shipping war- -.
planes and other equipment into
South Vietnam, even asking some
U.S. allies to supply FS Freedom !
Fighter jets that are in short sup- >
ply in the United States.
Although defense department
spokesmen refused to discuss fig-
ures, U. S. military sources here
said the South Vietnamese air
force will have received as tiany
as 400 new aircraft by the middle SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS
of this month. for an expected cease-fire is ann
The increase will make Saigon's
air force the third largest in the T
world with more than 2,000 planes BULLARD, BURG]
a n d helicopters, the informants
On the other side, according toj
Pentagon spokesmen, the North'
several thousand additional troops
into South Vietnam in recent days. ! EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is
U. S. intelligence regards these the second of two articles examin-
moves as fresh evidence that the ing the state representative race. To-
Communists intend to expand their day's storyconcerns the left end of
area of control in South Vietnam the four-candidate spectrum-Demo-
before any cease-fire can take ef- crat yerry Sterve anur hat Rights
North Vietnamese reinforcements By CHRIS PARKS
crossed from Cambodia into South Daily News Analysis
Vietnam at a time when Nixon "The most important issue in this
administration officials were indi- election," says Perry Bullard, "is
cating they were hopeful the com- George McGovern."
munists would pull back some of And in an election year when
their troops already in South Viet- coattails for the most part look
See VIET, Page 7 shorter than ever, Bullard has
Six candidates conte
'U' regenta board

run strong
After a two day delay, results
of this week's all campus elections
are in, and the big winners appear
to be the candidates of the Integ-
rity Party.
Integrity captured two of the.six
open SGC seats and five of the
eight vacant LSA spots. Indepen-
dents also ran stronger than they
have in past elections capturing
two seats on SGC and one on LSA.
Only about 3,000 students voted
in the contests however, the lowest
turnout for campus elections in
recent memory. This represents
less than 10 per cent of all eligible
student voters.

AP Photo
ford a stream in the Mekong Delta region. The operation is aimed at regaining control of the area be-
dteso ofer eftalternative

Despite all the expensive secur-
ity precautions taken, one student
was found to have voted twice. His
name has not as yet b'en released
and the case is currently under in-
SGC winners were Margaret Mil-
ler (Independent) 340; Ken New-
bury (Integrity) 242; Mat Dunas-
kiss (Responsible Alternative Par-
ty) 205; Louis Lessem (Integrity)
160; Dave Hornstein (Independent)
228; Sandy Green (Community
Coalition) 142.
The totals listed represent only
the first choice of voters. Under
the proportional representation sys-
tem, the votes of the lowest candi-
dates were redistributed among
the voters' second choices.
Thus the first choice totals are
not necessarily an indication of
the final outcome of the elections.
The proportional system was
adopted last year, in an effort to
prevent conservative candidates
from gaining council seats simply
because the other candidates split
the liberal vote. Print-outs from
this week's election seem to in-
dicate that such an effect was re-
LSA seats went to Jim Wein-
stein (Int./PESC) 931; Kris San-
kovitch (Int./PESC) 930; Mark
Gold (Int./PESC) 915; Christine
See CAMPUS, Page 12

given new meaning to the word. he has been playing on it with in-!
Bullard supports McGovern, Mc- creasing intensity in the closingt
Govern supports Bullard and the weeks of the campaign.l
Human Rights Party won't support Many observers agree that the
McGovern. These have been the McGovern issue has hurt HRP. Anf
themes of the Bullard campaign. increasing number, however, arec
Attacking his HRP opponent beginning to wonder if Bullards
Steven Burghardt, he asks, "Does isn't pushing it a little too hard.I
someone who can't tell the dif- This image of a candidate tryingc
ference between Nixon and Mc- too hard has haunted Bullard fromt
Govern represent your thinking?" the beginning of the campaign.
With the McGovern theme, Bul- Last spring when his supporters
lard thinks he has found an issue were conducting a massive ab-1
on which HRP is vulnerable, and sentee registration campaign for(
the August primary it looked as
though Bullard would roll to easy
or victory in the city.
id for tw o As election time rolled around,
however, many party regulars ware
pushing University economics Prof.
Peter Eckstein, while significant
pen ng numbers of Democratic women had
gotten behind the effort of law
student Helen Forsyth.
late, has been involved in a num- Bullard's c a m p a i g n workers
portant decisions. launched an unsuccessful challenge
ring the 1970 Black Action Move- to Forsyth's nominating petitions
which demands were made for a based on a number of legal tech-
a of black students at the Univer- nicalities. Although Bullard himself
denied any knowledge of the ef-
Zegents unanimously voted to set fort, many people simply did not
under pressure subsequently guar- believe him.
Since thenBulrhabensd
ishment of a quota. died with the image of an over-
served during the bookstore strike zealous politician.

his campaign largely on adherence
to HRP's radical platform and the
party's doctrine of social action.
He argues that to be really ef-
fective, a radical legislator must
combine parliamentary action with
social action. The strength of HRP,
he contends, lies in its program of
organizing community-Dased efforts
to bring pressure for change.
The debacle of their convention
and the McGovern issue have hurt
HRP among students, and party
regulars admit it is unlikely they
See BULLARD, Page 12

Lying in the shadow of the more publicized cam-
paigns this fall is one that has perhaps the most
direct impact on University students. Six candi-
dates, including one incumbent, are vying for the
two eight-year seats on the University's Board of
With campus protest virtually gone as an issue
in regental campaigns, attention has centered on

University gradu
ber of very im
He served dur
mept strike inv
10 per cent quot
At first the R
only a goal, buti
anteed the establ
Lindemer also

Halpert. An unusual
senatorial candidate
At a glance, Barbara Halpert
doesn't look any different than
your average middle-aged house-
wife. But Halpert is currently
involved in an effort that most
of her Birmingham neighbors
would probably consider abso
lutely scandalous.
She is the senatorial candidate

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