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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 141 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 29, 1978 Ten Cents 8 Pages
CANDIDATES' VIEWS SIMILAR .............
Issues don't divide Third Ward

By BRIAN BLANCHARD
and JUDY RAKOWSKY
In City Council chambers, Repub-
licans and Democrats almost never see
eye to eye. But Third Ward opponents
Patrick Mitchell (D) and Clifford
Sheldon (R) have to try their hardest
just to disagree.
While they do differ on the housing
referenda, road improvement funding
and parking structures, it's not sur-
prising that they both consider their
April 3 contest a toss-up, since they
agree on nearly everything else.
"MY OPPONENT and I agree on the
issues and the solutions to the
problems," said Mitchell.

"I think Mitchell and I are closer on
the issues than any other ward can-
didates," echoed Sheldon.
The candidates find themselves nod-
ding their heads to what the other has to
say about the need to improve road

student-shy Third Ward which is boun-
ded by Huron Parkway, Packard Rd.,
U.S. 23, and Glacier Way, and houses a
sizeable segment of the city's
Republican voters. The ward has never
elected a Democrat, and incumbent

city elections'78

"Four kids (students) with $150 each
can out-price any black family right
out," he said.
Sheldon, on the other hand, said,
"The message that we've been getting
from the citizens is that road im-
provement is the number one priority."
ALTHOUGH THEY concur on the
concept of fair renting, the two can-
didates differ on the two housing
referenda which will also appear on
the ballot next week.
The two ballot proposals are the
"Truth in Renting Act," which
prohibits landlords from including
illegal or unenforceable clauses in their
See ISSUES, Page 2

conditions, housing availability, city
services, planning and citizen par-
ticipation in zoning and land-use
questions.
MITCHELL and Sheldon are com-
peting to represnt the spacious,

Republican council member Roger
Bertoia, who isn't seeking reelection,
won two years ago by a 2000 vote
margin out of only 5000 votes cast.
Mitchell says housing is the Third
Ward's most pressing problem.

Mitchell

Sheldon

Guerrillas
vow to
fight UN.
cease-fire
BEAUFORT CASTLE, Lebanon
(AP)-Yasser Arafat said yesterday
that his Palestine Liberation
Organization (PLO) would extend "all
our military capacities" to help U.N.
peacekeeping troops in southern
Lebanon disengage the Palestinians
and invading Israeli forces.
But radical guerrillas in the field, un-
der Arafat's nominal but imperfect
control, vowed to fight any U.N. attem-
pt to impose a cease-fire in their two-
week-old battle with the Israelis inside
Lebanon.
AND THE commander of the U.N.
forces-Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Erskine
of Ghana-said, despite Arafat's offer of
cooperation -"Whether they vill stop
firing or not, I can't tell."
The complexity of the situation was
further underlined when a U.N.
spokesman in New York, reading a
statement from Secretary-General
Kurt Waldheim, said: "Mr. Arafat in-
formed me, through Gen. Erskine, of
his acceptance of my call for a general
cease-fire." Waldheim issued his ap-
peal Monday after the Security Council
made a similar call March 18.
Arafat, speaking to Erskine before
reporters after the two men met in
Beirut, did not say specifically that his
guerrillas would observe the cease-fire
declared by Israel last Tuesday.
NONETHELESS, only scattered
shooting incidents were reported yester-
day, after heavy clashes and artillery
See PALESTINIANS, Page 8
Wednesday-
" Guess who's going to win the
NL East this year? The Pitts-
burgh Pirates that's who. See the
story on Page 7.
" Fredrick Wagman, retiring
University Library Director, tells
the story of 25 years of service
to us all. See story on Page 3.
1
For happenings, weather,
see'Tdloca be fs,3

Carter.
arrives in
Venezuela

Ar roto
PRESIDENTS CARLOS ANDRES PEREZ and Jimmy Carter stand togethr in Caracas, Venezuela. The trip is Carter's first
to Latin America. he was received warmly and delivered several speeches in Spanish.
PLAN WOULD END FORCED RETIREMENT:

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Jim-
my Carter, the most popular U.S.
President in Latin America since John
Kennedy, told Venezuelans yesterday
that Senate approval of his Panama
Canal treaties "will be a cause for
celebration."
Carter spoke in fluent Spanish during
his arrival ceremony, surprising many
on his first state visit to America's
southern neighbors. He learned Spanish
as a midshipman at the U.S. Naval
Academy, and he made only a few
small grammatical errors in his
remarks.
It was a welcome gesture in this
Spanish-speaking nation. It also
avoided repetition of embarrassing
translation errors that plagued his visit
earlier this year to Poland.
Carter, his wife Rosalynn, 10-year-old
daughter Amy and top American of-
ficials, including Secretary of State
Cyrus Vance and national security ad-
viser Zbigniew Brzezinski, arrived
shortly after noon EST aboard Air For-
ce One, the blue and silver presidential
jet.
They will fly to Brazil today, then ride
Air Force One across the Atlantic
where Carter will become the first
American chief executive to make a
state visit to black Africa. He will visit
Nigeria and Liberia. The President and
his party will return to Washington
early next week.
Shortly after his arrival at the
Caracas airport, named for national
hero Simon Bolivar, Carter placed a
wreath at Bolivar's tomb in the nave of
the National Pantheon, a century-old

State bill anger

By MITCH CANTOR
A bill now pending in the state Senate
which would outlaw mandatory
retirement has sparked opposition from
several University professors.
The legislation, introduced by Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) passed the
House last January by a 97-2 vote. It is
now in the Senate Health, Social Ser-
vices and Retirement Committee
chaired by John Otterbacher (D-Grand
Rapids).
CAMPUS PROFESSORS have ex-
pressed particular concern over the
bill's effects on University instructors,
concentrating on the idea that tenured
professors could continue working
unless they are found incompetent.
"We are concerned about the im-
plications for young people being
allowed on to the faculty," said Internal
Medicine Assistant Professor May
Votaw.
"The implications are that the
faculty will be getting older and older
and older and no fresh blood will be
coming in," she said.
THE TWO MAJOR arguments given
by opponents of the bill are that it would

limit new teaching positions and that
the University's budget would suffer
because professors who could teach in-
definitely would be paid a much greater
salary than new instructors.
Mathematics Professor Wilfred
Kaplan concurs.
"The way it (the bill) is worded, you
can't say the salaries (will) decrease at
a certain age, because that would be
discrimination," he said.
DENTISTRY Professor Richard
Corpron said he has mixed feelings
about the bill.
"I have some reservations about it
from a variety of standpoints. I think it
needs thorough discussion," he said.
Chuck Allmand, assistant to Vice-
President for Academic Affairs Harold
Shapiro said, "We don't really an-
ticipate a problem (with the
legislation)."
ALLMAND SAID he does not believe
professors will continue to teach any
longer than they do now. He noted that
the average retirement age for
professors is presently 67.5. "The
reality of the situation is that people
won't stay any longer than is

~prof
necessary," he said.
While Allmand conceded that there
would be some professors who would
teach after age 70 (the present man-
datory retirement age at the Univer-
sity) were the law passed, but he said
they would represent a small group.
One problem about which both op-
ponents and advocates of the bill are
worried is that of assessing a
professor's competence, an evaluation
which may be implemented often if the
bill is passed by the state Senate.
See U', Page 8

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Spanish Renaissance style church
dedicated to the Holy Trinity.
He was greeted by cheering, flag-
waving Venezuelans.
He spoke again in Spanish, saying
Bolivar's dreams were the same as
those held by George Washington,
Argentine independence hero Jose San
Martin and "all those who struggle
today for human liberty." The
President ended the speech with a cry:
"Viva Venezuela."
A crowd of 2,000, the largest he en-
countered on his first day here, waved
paper U.S. and Venezuelan flags and
cheered. The President waded into the
See CARTER, Page
Council
year
produces
f rustration
By KEITH RICHBURG
Daily News Analysis
When George Wallace said there
wasn't "a dime's worth of difference
between Republicans and Democrats,
he obviously wasn'tlooking at Ann Ar-
bor's City Council
With deep ideological differences that
transcend the usual partisan bickering,
City Council Monday night wrapped up
another year which, both sides agree,
produced more frustration than
legislation.
AT LEAST TWO Council members,
Republican Roger Bertoia (R-Third
Ward) and Democrat Jamie Kenwor-
thy (D-Fourth Ward), became so disen-
chanted with the partisan deadlock of
the last year that they decided not to
seek re-election.
Bertoia was one clear loser in the last
Council year. He watched his por-
nography bill-which would have
defined obscenity and all but banned it
from the city-go down to a 10-1 defeat.
Bertoia still calls that one "a disap-
pointment."
ANOTHER LOSER was Councilman
Ken Latta (D-First Ward). Earlier this
month Latta saw the Republican-
controlled Council defeat two of his
proposals: one which would have
outlined landlords' right of access into
their tenants apartments, and the other
which would have forced the city to stop
investing in banks that loan money to
South Africa.
Latta brought his right-of-access bill
up two weeks in a row. The first time he
saw it tabled, after being lambasted by
Mayor Pro-Tem Louis Belcher (R-
Third Ward) as being a mirror-image
of an already-existing state law. When
Latta reintroduced the ordinance a
week later, Republican Belcher said "It
stinks," and led his caucus to kill the
proposal.
Of his South Africa bill, which met a
similar fate at the hands of unsym-

~~ 7

Ypsi Cente
By JOHN SINKEVICS
With reports of patient abuse at
Plymouth Center underscoring the
problem of poor conditions in mental
institutions, Ypsilanti's York Woods
Center has moved to guard against any
possibility of similar abuses occurring
there.
"All patients in this institution have
the right to be safe," said Dr. Norma
Gutierrez, Director of York Woods,
which is the children's division of Yp-
silanti Regional Psychiatric Hospital
(YRPH). "I have never heard of any in-
tentional abuse at the center while I
have been here," she added. .
YORK WOODS Center provides both
in- and outpatient psychiatric services
to mentally disturbed children.
Therapy includes counseling, group

r fights pat
"We try to give the kids as normal an
environment as possible."
WALTER KENZIE, YRPH Director,
announced yesterday that York Woods
Center had been awarded full ac-
creditation by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Hospitals. The com-
mission found the Center in compliance
with standards in each of 34 areas, in-
cluding both the physical plant and
patient care.
"This renewed two years ac-
creditation is indeed a clear affir-
mation of our belief that York Woods
Center provides good quality services
to emotionally disburbed children,
adolescents, and their families," said
Gutierrez.
A number of precautions are taken to
protect the rights and safety of the

nt abuse

BOYD SAID THE conditions at
Plymouth Center were quite different
from those existing at York Woods.
"The problem at Plymouth was that
they had far too small a staff," he said.
"In these instances, a staff person can
become overwhelmed with the
problems so many children create. This
leads to frustration and use of poor
judgment in disciplining the patients."
The ratio of on-duty.staff members to
patients at York Woods is better than
one-to-five and extra staff members are
often assigned to special cases. The
ratio at Plymouth Center is ap-
proximately one-to-eight.
"Budget is really our last priority,"
admitted Gutierrez. "We feel our first
responsibility is the safety of the kids.
"AN UNDERSTAFFED institution

Iranian students take part in a chant at the onset of their hunger strike to
protest political conditions in their home countries. They wear masks during
their meetings to protect themselves from agents of SAVAK, the Iranian
Secret Police.
Iran ian students
start hunger strike

By RICHARD BERKE
Fifteen Iranian students began a
hunger strike last night, joining
political prisoners in Iran who have

every eight hours and will remain in
a room at the Lord of Light Lutheran
Church on South Forest until the
strike ends.
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