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Vol. LXXXIII, No. 63 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Soutrday, November 18, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

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if you see news happen call 76-DAILY


GOP, HRP fight over ward

Stephenson for mayor-
TODAY . . . continues its series on people who, for some
strange reason, want to be mayor of this city. This morning
we focus on the GOP where intelligence tells us there is only
one real candidate. Most likely to head the ticket in April is
former Fourth Ward councilperson and leading Republican-
about-town James Stephenson. This conservative has consistently
denied that he is interested, but pressure within the party for him
to run has been mounting. Insiders speculate that he will event-
ually accept the task.
Conlin replaces Conlin
LANSING-Patrick Conlin will be a circuit court judge a little
sooner than he had expected. Gov. William Milliken announced
yesterday he is appointing Conlin to fill the vacancy left by the
death of his father, Circuit Court Judge John Conlin. Patrick
Conlin who was elected to the circuit court bench two weeks
ago, will just be starting a little earlier. He had been due to
begin his term in January.
An award for Koza
Today . . proudly reprints what we consider to be one of
the. most responsible pieces of legislation to be placed before
SGC in some time. From Bullshit Party council member David
Hornstein comes the following: "WHEREAS: It is only fitting
and proper that SGC honor Michael Davis for his many long years
.e of devoted and obnoxious service, MOVE: That SGC establish
the Michael Davis Memorial Award for Extending Adolescence
Beyond All Previous Limits. This award shall go to the aging
graduate student who most completely immerses himself in stu-
dent governments at the University at a time when most others
have long since entered the real world. FURTHER MOVE: That
this year's award go, for obvious reasons, to John Reed Koza,
* pushing 30, and still, for some insane reason, taking an overly
active role in student governments and their elections in this,
his 12th year at the University of Michigan." SGC has yet to act
on the proposal.
In memoriam
Those who remember anti-war leader Dave Gordon and
wish to honor him are invited to attend a memorial service Mon-
day Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Friends Center, 1420 Hill St. Con-
tributions to a memorial fund for Gordon's children can be
made to the Mental Health Research Institute, 205 North Forest.
Collection to move
Like almost everything else these days, the archives of the
Michigan Historical collection will be moving out to North Cam-
pus. In ceremonies yesterday afternoon, a cornerstone for a new
Bentley Historical Library was laid on Beal Avenue. When the
facility is completed, the archives will be moved there from
their present location in the basement of the Rackham Building.
Happenings . .
Feeling scatterbrained? Bring your life together at the
Photophonic Space Experience, 'an experience of total unity in
sight and sound' at Pyramid Gallery, 109 N. Main. Free admis-
sion . . . last home football game at 1:30 this afternoon -
Michigan vs. Purdue . . . more sports at 8 p.m. when Michigan
hockey team meets Michigan Tech at the Coliseum . . . find a
little bit of Arabia at Rive Gauche tonight at 8 p.m.
Vacationing politicos
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, V.I.-It's getting mighty crowded on
the Virgin Islands. After the election, George McGovern fled
here. Sargent Shriver recently joined him, and Sen. Hubert
Humphrey (D-Minn) and Vice President Spiro Agnew are pres-
ently sharing a two story cottage here at the swanky Caneel Bay
resort. The Agnew-Humphrey pairing is just a matter of hap-
penstance, according to the resort's manager Richard Erb. But
it seems to be working out OK. "They are such gentlemen they
don't bother each other," Erb said.
ERIE-A state trooper here was vexed when he walked out
of the Erie County courthouse to find a meter maid ticketing his
car for overtime parking. Despite his protestations that he was
on "official business" the woman handed him a one dollar ticket.
Sweet revenge was not long in coming, however, when the troop-
er noticed the meter maid's jeep parked illegally on a state
highway-a $15 offense.
On the inside...
...the Editorial Page features comments by the Senior
Editors on the aftermath of the Baton Rouge shootings
Page Two has a review of Noise for Western Dawn
(whatever that is) , . . and you can read all about the "Big
Game" including line-ups on the Sports Page.
The weather picture
Yeah, it's gonna be lousy today,and you don't really
need me to tell you that. Just look out your window for
christssakes. Do you see anything but grey? Well, that's
the way it's going to be. High temperatures today will be
in the upper 30s and it will be partly cloudy (the part which

will be cloudy is the part where the sun used to be). Winds
will be from the Northwest at 5 to 10 miles per hour. It
probably won't snow.

The political make-up of city gov-
ernment over the next decade may
be determined by the outcome of a
year-and-a-palf old partisan fight that
will come to a head within the next
The first step of that climax will
come today at 10 a.m., when the city's
Ward Boundary Commission holds an
open hearing on a Human Rights
Party - Republican plan to redistrict
the city. The plan was approved for
discussion by Republican and HRP
commission members last week.
After the hearing, the commission
will vote on whether to submit the
plan to City Council for approval

tween Democratic and HRP members
of the commission.
"Depending on the results of the
public hearing and what comes of
present negotiations, revisions of the
proposed Republican-HRP plan or
presentation of a new plan are pos-
sible," said Steven Nissen, one of
HRP's commission members, last
The HRP-Republican plan has at
least one major, if somewhat ironic,
See related maps, Page 8
drawback. It places present council
members Robert Faber (D-Second
Ward) and Nancy Wechsler (HRP-
Second Ward) outside their ward and
into the proposed Third Ward. It also
moves council member William Col-
burn (R-Third Ward) from the Third

to the proposed Fourth Ward. The
Second Ward would thus be unrepre-
sented, the Third and Fourths Wards
would be over-represented-at least
until the spring city election.
The plan would place heavily-stu-
dent areas, where HRP has its best
chances, into the first two wards, and
would give Republicans the best
chance in the other three.
The commission's constitution par-
allels that of City Council, with five
Republicans, four Democrats and
two HRP members, thus giving HRP
the swing vote on the commission as
on council.
The specific legal responsibility of
the commission, formed in January,
1971, is to submit a plan to council
which provides for five pie-shaped
wards emanating from the center of
the city, each with approximately

the same population, in conformity
with the 1970 census. The plan should
alter as little as possible present
boundaries, and obvious boundaries
such as major streets and landmarks
should be followed as much as pos-
A not-specifically-delegated but all-
important additional responsibility
taken on by commission members is
their concern with redistricting the
city to their party's advantage. Last
year, for example, thecsix-manvRe-
publican majority on council voted
to add six new members - them-
selves-to the then-Democratic con-
trolled commission. The vote was
quickly followed by a veto from Dem-
ocratic Mayor Robert Harris.
With last April's city elections, a
whole new element was introduced,
as HRP elected two members to coun-
cil. A Republican-HRP coalition pass-

ed through council the present set-
up of the commission, replacing the
Democratic majority with the HRP
swing vote power.
If the tentative HRP-Republican
plan is not approved this morning,
there will be a time lapse until the
commission finds a plan it can ap-
prove, probably within the week.
The plan then goes to council for
approval, though Harris still holds
a veto power - which he could pos-
sibly use against the HRP-Republican
The final plan may still be appeal-
ed to Circuit Court, where Judge
William Ager, who usually handles
such cases, may be expected to side
with Republicans.
Either way, a finalized plan must
be implemented by the end of next
month in order to redistrict in time
for the city's February primary.

sible plans
night, with

negotiations on other pos-
continued late into last
much discussion held be-


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action pla ed
FBI starts probe of 2 deaths

By CHARLES STEIN greater control over university pol- Steffanie Blanc, a former gradu-
Special To The Daily icy plus the general upgrading of ate student at Southern, said, "Stu-
B .TON ROUGE - Backing off the school's facilities. dents see the administrators as
fromn his earlier statements, Louis- They had also demanded the res- black puppets with the whites pull-
iana Go. Edwin Edwards admitted ignation of University President ing the strings."
yesterday shotgun pellets from Dr. Leon Netterville, who is black. The two killings took place during
police weapons may have been re- While most of Southern's admin- aprotest in which students took
snonsible for the deaths of two istrators are black, many students over the administration building
students at the Southern University feel that they have not fought hard and Netterville's office. The office
campus here Thursday. enough against what one observer is inside the building.
canu er Tusdy.. called "the white power structure." See POLICE, Page 8
While Edwards would not confirm
the charge, it was the first time
that he offered it as a possibility.
According to Baton Rouge Coro-
nrHypolite Landry, the two men
died from multiple head wounds
One victim has been identified as
Denver West, 20, a student at the
university. The other man remains h l t t d y s gm
The wounds were caused by a By GORDON ATCHESON
number of small pellets of "un- Over 60 persons met last night at Human Rights Party (HRP) head-
semble n umbers three or four quarters to begin planning demonstrations to protest the killing of two
buckshot," the coronertstated. men at Southern University (SU) Thursday.
Landry added, however, that the The group, including representatives of many campus organiza-
pellets could have been released tions, will distribute leaflets at today's football game. The leaflets, in
from homemade grenades rather addition to explaining the incident, call for the fans at today's game
than shotgun fire. to rise and chant "Stop Student Murders" at the beginning of the
At least one such grenade-like second quarter. They approved the tactics because the game will be
device was found earlier on the televised nationally.
campus by police.
Edwards added further uncer- The group also planned a tentative mass meeting for 7:30 p.m.
tainty to the situation by admitting Sunday at HRP headquarters, 304 S. Thayer. Today at 4 p.m. dele-
AP Photo that shotgun cartridges look very gates from concerned organizations will meet to plan a course of
n University in Baton Rouge while much like the tear-gas ammunition action. The proposals will be presented to the mass meeting on Sun-
y's violence left two persons dead. the police were supposed to have day.
only used. The four-person black student contingent, headed by Amar Casey,
"at isdpustsiaidh havEdwards, refused last night to make any statement until after today's meeting.
in his pocket for a tear gas shell Casey initiated the proposal for the format of today's organizational
and pulled out the wrong one by meeting..
mistake. Shotguns all accommo- President Bill Jacobs represented the Student Government Council.
date. shells which will hold teargas SGC has called an emergency meeting for noon Sunday.
or buckshot or birdshot." "If SGC votes to support the action, we will commit money, paper,
Thursday's tragedy came at the and printing facilities to inform the students of what course of action
The cultural unit proposal will be end of a three-week period which has been decided. As president of the student body I will support
submitted to a number of agencies had been characterized by almost whatever decision is reached at Saturday's meeting." said Jacobs.
including the commission on minor- continuous protest at both the Ba- Last evening's ad hoc group will be represented at today's meet-
ities, the housing office, various ton Rouge and New Orleans cam- ing by Brenda Applebaum and Bob Alexander of HRP. They were man-
academic units on campus, and puses of Southern University. dated to request a student strike for Monday. "We are waiting word
concerned student groups. Most students at Southern in Ba- from Southern University to clarify what will happen on Monday."
TheRegntswil cnsier eac jton Rouge, an almost exclusively
The Regents will consider real-black school of 9,100 had been commented Alexander.
tions to the proposal during their boycotting classes. The protest cen- Demonstrations have already taken place at Boston University,
next monthly meeting on Dec. 15. tered around student demands for the University of Minnesota, UCLA, and Stanford.

A LOUISIANA National Guardsman stands at the entrance to Southern
other guardsmen search cars. The university was closed after Thursda


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Housing plan


In an action that may open the
way for the establishment of Afro-
American housing units on cam-
pus, the Regents yesterday asked
that a proposed policy plan for cul-
tural living houses be distributed
among concerned campus groups
for comment.
The plan establishes c r i t e r i a
whereby living units, could be set
up around a common cultural
Last spring, the Regents had
vetoed plans for Afro - American
Cultural Living Units (AACLU) in
two dormitories, claiming that the
units would foster racial segrega-
Students involved in the AACLU
complained to the Michigan Civil

Rights Commission (MCRC). The
MCRC then returned to the Re-
gents a proposal asking that black,
housing units be set up with the
same basic structures as the lan-
guage houses.
Thewproposal discussed yester-
day was developed by University
.officials as a response to the
MCRC's proposal. According to the1
University broposal, any proposed
living unit must show that it "re-E
volves around a cultural theme for
which there are educationally rele-
vant prerequisites." This is the
counterpart of the language theme
present in the language houses.
"The appropriate way to pro-
ceed for any group which is in-
terested in establishing a cultural
house," the proposal continues, "is
through an academic department,
the college to which .the depart-
ment belongs, and the vice-presi-
dent for academic affairs.


"If the proposal meets the re-
S tu d en ts sMM VI enqn, it will then be for-
3f~f ~j,~warded to the vice-president for;
student services, who will, through
the housing office, determine the
By REBECCA WARNER day, "It's a political purge." So- Mahoney said. "Decisions on non- feasibility of implementing the
Special to The Daily ciology Department Chairperson renewal must be made without plan," the proposal states.
DETROIT-Students at the Uni- Carleton Smith voiced the same cause for the protection of the Henry Johnson, vice-president for
versity of Detroit (UD) sat-in at view as he addressed the university faculty involved." s t u d e n t services said that the
the president's office yesterday pro- faculty yesterday in an attempt to Mahoney denied that there are cultural house proposal will not
testing the firing of four sociology gain widespread support for pro- reasons behind the firings which automatically guarantee the estab-
faculty members and demotion of test against the firings. are not being disclosed. He also lishment of black living units on
the department chairperson. However, UD administration denied that an investigation of the
Yesterday's action marked the sources claimed the non-renewal of sociology department had taken campus.
second day of student demonstra- contracts was standard procedure, place, although Maloney said the "The University housing policy
tions against the firings, as UD ad- done with the general welfare of firings were made "on the basis of still has non-discrimination regu-,

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