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ELECTION '72:
ISSUE APATHY
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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 55 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, November 9, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

today...
if you see news happen call 76-DAiLY

I Cabinet

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

shak-eup

planned

by

Nixon

Student strike
Student organizers have called for a strike at Huron High
today to protest the recently-adopted school board disciplinary
policy. According to organizers from Pioneer and Huron, the
strike will be the focus of dissent for all the students in the dis-
trict. They said they will be trying to get 60 per cent of the stu-
dents to strike, which they say would force the school to close
for the day. Last week also, students protested the disciplinary
policy, picketing at Tappan Jr. High.
Happenings .. .
A meeting to organize an SGC grocery co-op will be held
at 8 p.m. tonight, in the SAB . . . Meanwhile, the Sixteenth An-
nual Fire Control Seminar for Michigan Industry goes on all
morning and afternoon at Chrysler Center . . Interested in
politics? Detroit Common Council President Mel Ravitz will
discuss "The Politics of the City" at 4 p.m. in Rackham's. as-
sembly hall . . . In a related field, Daily alumnus Harvey Was-
serman will discuss U. S. history from a radical perspective at
7:30 p.m. in the UGLI multi-purpose room . . . For a change
from the ordinary, go hear Kirtanananda Swami, chief disciple
of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta and the first American
Swami, who will be lecturing at 7 p.m. in the Modern Language
Bldg, Ad. 1.
Decisions, decisions
Californians voted on an incredible total of 22 state-wide
propositions, Tuesday. The proposal to legalize persons 18 and
'older to smoke marijuana, grow it in their backyards and trans-
port it, was defeated by a two to one margin. Californians also
turned down the attempt to introduce strict censorship on nudity
and obscenity. Passed, however, was the proposition to restore
the death penalty to California. The American Civil Liberties
Union plans to launch court fights against its restoration. Despite
heavy opposition, environmentalists won a clear victory in their
battle to reduce piecemeal development of the coast, by creat-
ing state and regional commissions to oversee planned develop-
ment. California's growers' proposal to regulate employe rela-
tions in their industry was defeated by a large majority. The
plan would have prohibited tactics such as the United Farm
Worker's boycott of non-union lettuce.
Indians retreat-with booty
WASHINGTON - Some 350 Indians today ended their week-
long occupation of the U. S. government Bureau of Indian Af-
fairs (BIA), apparently satisfied with assurances of White House
attention - and reinforced by three truckloads of purloined
secret documents. The Indians, protesting against their treat-
ment by the U. S. Government and demanding that the bureau
be abolished and that old treaty rights be respected, Tuesday
night won agreement from the White House that a special com-
mission will investigate their problems. Dennis Banks, a spokes-
man for the Indians, said the occupation group had seized at least
three truckloads of highly incriminating documents relating to
treaty rights, and other Indian affairs which could be damaging
to several congressmen and senators. He said the documents
included secret FBI reports, but did not elaborate on their con-
tents.
Whoopee??
President Nixon's re-election seems to have drawn mixed,
but for the most part, pleased reactions around the world. "We
are very happy," said Foreign Minister Fran Van Lam in Sai-
gon, adding "The victory "will impel Hanoi to be more logical
and more constructive in forthcoming discussion." An official
Thailand spokesman said Nixon had been "close to us" and
added "we did not want a friend who is unfamiliar to us." Pres.
Georges Pompidou of France sent his "hearty congratulations
on your brilliant re-election." Artist Salvador Dali sent a tele-
gram congratulating Nixon. Dali signed the telegram with "hom-
age from Spain's most modern monarchist to the president of
the largest republic." News of Nixon's re-election was carried
at the bottom of page five in the official -Cuban government
newspaper "Granma". For years now, the Cuban communist
party has been spelling Nixon with a swastika instead of an
"x" and Granma did today. North Vietnam's comment, however,
seems to mirror others today . . . has heard: "Americans who go
to the polls have the feeling of despair for the past and uncer-
tainty for the future."
On the inside .. .
The Editorial Page features Jack Anderson's col-
umn and some comment on the re-election of what-his-
name . . . On the Arts Page, they say, a story by Diane
Levick of the burial of a time capsule of art objects (??)
.. .Sports staffer George Hastings discusses basketball on
Page 6 and Page 7-features a column by world famous
Daily sports writer Billy (Frog) Alterman, who refuses to
tell today . . . what he wrote about.
The weather picture
The damper on community spirits will continue today,
with typical November cloudy-and-clammy atmospheric

inclemency. Temperatures will range from 45 today down
to about 37 tonight, with the chance of rain increasing from
five per cent today up to about 30 per cent tomorrow. Stay
in bed.

Romney, Laird included
in possible resignations
By The Associated Press and Reuters
WASHINGTON-In the aftermath of his landslide vic-
tory, President Nixon yesterday announced plans for a sig-
nificant shakeup of the White House staff and departmental
bureaucracy.
According to Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler, the Presi-
dent informed his aides that he is considering a "restructur-
ing" of the executive branch of government.
Ziegler noted it is traditional for presidential appointees

to submit pro forma resignati
terms. However, rarely if ever
has tradition been underlined
by a volunteered White. House
announcement of the fact.
Ziegler said Nixon, who left yes-
terday for his Key Biscayne, Fla.
home, would spend four or five
daysthere in what he termed as
intensive discussions with such
principal staff assistants as H. R.
Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and
Henry Kissinger.
Responding to questions, Ziegler
would give no hint of whose resig-
nations Nixon might accept. In
fact, he insisted the President has
yet to make such decisions.
Despite Ziegler's denials, it is
common knowledge that several
Cabinet officials are planning to
resign in the near future.
Secretary of Defense, Melvin,
Laird and Secretary of Housing
and Urban Development (HUD)
George Romney have both express-'
ed plans to leave the Cabinet..
Laird has hinted that he might
be interested in running for the
Senate in his home state of Wis-
consin in 1974. Romney, on the
other hand, has long been dis-
satisfied with what he feels is the
Administration's unwillingness to
an n~n ith him n tp of

ons during the period between
GOP fails
bid to Win
Congress
By the AP and Reuters
WASHINGTON - Even with his
record - breaking victory Tuesday,
President Nixon failed to come
even close to attaining his "work-
ing majority" in Congress.
In the Senate the Democrats
actually gained two seats, while
in the House the GOP picked up
around 1seats-a far cry from the
39 needed to gain control.
The result, according to most ob-
servers, is likely to be an increase
in hostility between the White
House and Capitol Hill over the
next four years.
For presidential returns by
state, see chart, Page 8,

AP Photo
'What happened, chief?
Sargent Shriver greets George McGovern at the airport in Washington, D.C. yesterday. McGovern was returning from South Dakota
where he conceded defeat to Richard Nixon Tuesday night. Between them is Eleanor McGovern.
FINAL RESULTS:

Griffin

victorious over

four referenda proposc
Nearly final returns from across victories in the normally Demo- The proposal to reform the state's
the state yesterday showed that cratic strongholds of Wayne, Oak- abortion laws also went down to
Michigan voters re-elected Repub- land and Macomb counties to put defeat.
lican Senator Robert Griffin and him over. The abortion referendum - Pro-
defeated all but one of five ref- Although, he won in Wayne, he posal B-lost 1,466,912 to 929,755,
erenda. lost Oakland and Macomb by or 61 to 39 per cent.
jWith 84 per cent of all precincts 'around 20,000 votes each.jI
reporting, Griffin was leading Dem- Barbara Halpert, the Human The proposal was originally given
ocratic challenger Frank Kelley Rights Party candidate for the a good chance of passing and many
11,491,722 to 1,357,320.. Kelley con- senate seat, received over 15,000 observers credited its defeat to a
ceded defeat at about 9:30 a.m. votes, enough to guarantee the strong last -minute anti - abortion
Although he trailea most of Tues- party a continuing place on the funded by the Catholic
day night, Kelley was counting on state ballot.
-- - - -Proposal D, aimed at giving
Lansing the power to establish a
graduated income tax went down
Ilepublcans capture 67-33 per cent, while Proposal C
which would have limited the prop-
erty tax as a means for funding
r ' education lost 57 per cent to 43
StwR g n per cent.

~ls fai
--Democrat Jerome Fulton de-
feated Republican Richard Wanty
for Drain Commissioner,
-Democrat Hiliary Goddard beat
GOP incumbent Sylvester Leonard
for County Treasurer,
-Incumbent GOP County Clerk
Robert Harrison beat Democrat
Duke Armstrong,
-Republican prosecutor William
Delhey beat Democratic challenger
George Sallade.

go along wit nm on matters o,
ousing oicy. ikU Nearly complete figures from
housing polcy, across the nation showed George
There have been indications that McGovern suffering the worst de-
most other Cabinet members feat of any Democrat since Gen.
would remain, as well as the prin- John McClellan lost to Abraham
cipal members of Nixon's White 'Lincoln in 1864.
House staff.
HosE saf Nixon won with 61 per, cent of
In the past, Nixon has voiced Nxth opular wota61, of
unhappiness over what he viewed e popular vote and 521 of 538
as the sluggishness of the bureau- electoral ves, losing only Massa-
cracy in responding to his direc-j chusetts and the District of Co
tives or to the needs of the people. Hlumbia.
Sources indicated the reorganiza- His tally was only two electoral
tion plans stem in part from this votes short of Democrat Franklin
dissatisfaction, and Ziegler said Roosevelt's record 523 in 1936 and
Nixon wants to reinvigorate the his popular total fell only one tenth
executive branch with an infusion of one per cent short of Lyndon
of "new ideas and new thoughts." Johnson's record 61.1 per cent in
Ziegler was asked whether the 1964.
fact that the names of some White McGovern's humiliating defeat
House aides have been linked with seemed to trigger a dog fight for
some aspects of the Watergate leadership of the Democratic party.
bugging controversy would' have The focal point of the battle will
any effect on their jobs in a second likely be the reform rules on which
term. "None whatsoever," he re- McGovern and the left wing of the
sponded. See REPUBLICANS, Page 8

I w T v N-W -vL M. NLI/ t IL./.JL.AL W k-,y N-/ %wW W k_7

By ROBERT BARKIN
In a race that saw two sets of
candidates trade front positions
all night, it appears that the
Republican candidates for the
two seats on the University's
Board of Regents have emerged
as the winners.
With 92 perscent of the vote
tallied Lawrence Lindemer, the
incumbent, and Deane Baker,
were leading their Democratic
opponents, Thomas Roach and
Marjorie Lansing in their bids
for the open positions.
For Lindemer, it was his first
statewide electoral victory. He
has previously run for state at-
torney general and in 1968 he
ran unsuccessfully for a Regents
seat, to which he had been ap-
pointed.
le was later reappointed to the
Board of Regents and it was that
seat to which he was re-elected.
Baker, a city resident, is the
president of a local contracting

firm. It was his first try at elec-
tive office.
The late returns showed Baker
leading with 1,318,000, and Linde-
mer closely following with 1,303,-
000. Lansing trailed with 1,253,000
while Roach had 1,249,000.
Baker said the race was
"closely contested." "It mostly
depended on the Kelly-Griffin
race," he said.
Lindemer said that he saw no
major departure in the direction
of the Regents. "We have been
responding to the problems of
the University," he said, "and I
expectthat we will continue to
do that."
The Republican victories are
significant ones, as there were
important differences between
the candidates on a number of
issues.
Both Republicans, for instance,
oppose the publication of faculty
salary lists, and are also against
open Regents meetings.
According to Baker, "there is a
distinction between discussion
and decision, and while I agree
that decisions should be made in
public, discussions don't have to
Gbe.
The two further oppose giving
students a voting voice on Uni-
versity committees.
The two Democrats, and Lan-
sing in particular, took much
more liberal stands on all these
Iquestions.
In other state education board
elections, Edmund VanDette, an
instructor at Michigan Teh. was

A proposed bonus for Vietnam
war era veterans was narrowly de-
feated.
The sole survivor on the refer-
enda scene was a proposal to put
Michigan on Daylight Saving Time.
The proposal which will give the
state the latest sunset in the nation
passed 54 to 46 per cent.I
Locally, Washtenaw County voters
elected their first Democratically-
controlled Board of Commissioners
since the Civil War.I
ThetDemocrats seized 8-7 control
of the board by keeping secure
seats in Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti
Township and picking up a few
surprise victories in normally Re-
publican districts.
The Democrats also profited from
the creation of the new 14th and
15th commissioner districts. The
two districts are predominantly
student areas, and DemocratsI
Kathy Fojtik and Elizabeth Taylor
turned back HRP challenges to
capture the two seats.
In other county races:
-Patrick Conlin and Shirley Bur-
goyne were elected to the Wash-.
tenaw County' Circuit Court,,

)ciety 's child
w in-search
CINDY HILL
ies say. Jim Carey is
his head against a
I his friends think he
y getting screwed."
to his fianceetSandy
"just wants to live
[s against Jim and
ng normally-at least
rfuture-appear slim.
sult of an arrest for
raffic violation, Jim
dentified as a 19-year-
)ee from a Massa-
rison farm.
te of Massachusetts
returned to prison to
remaining three years
ear sentence for sell-
o a friend turned in-
wever, has decided
s other plans for the
years. Among them
a home of his own,
carried, raising the
he and Sandy are
and finishing the edu- .
tt was interrupted
riminal career began
:h grade.
belong in jail-I'm
mal," he says.
ms his career asta
Iall a thing of the
he was "rehabilitat-
after two years in
e escaped and met
route to Colorado.

battiles,
of lo ve

NO MICROCOSM
County ignores state trends

By KATHY RICKE
Despite the huge majorities President Nixon
piled up around the nation, Washtenaw County
voters went to the polls Tuesday and gave George
McGovern one of his few regional victories.
Washtenaw voters also proved more liberal than
national and state voters in a number of other

Long a Republican stronghold, with the emer-
gence of the student vote, Washtenaw County now
appears to be slightly Democratic in terms of
state and national politics. Tuesday's election was,
the first national one in which eighteen year-olds
could cast their ballots in college communities.
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