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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 37 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, October 20, 1977 Ten Cents Ten Pages
leads F campus crime list
By M. EILEEN DALEY Since the security personnel are not authorized to make tsa
The University topped the list of crime-plagued campuses arrests, University security officials say it is unfair to com- sty'ae size, ted prit o Dpit, and the inter-
last year, according to a recently released FBI survey, pare the campus to others which employ bona-fide police sity s large size, the proximity of Detroit, and the inter- Reported crim es
The FBI said 1,789 crimes were reported on campus, over "The University of Michigan stands out as probably the troptisthesa oampuandAnbAbirdr0resehn
100 more than second-ranking Ohio State Univesity. Security only major university in the United Stafes that doesn't have s
Chief Frederick Davids, former commander of the Michigan its own police department," said Davids. He said the survey DAVIDS COMPLAINED that a surve on onlyre d Michigan .... .
State Police, said the figure was correct but the report was thus "portrays a picture that's misleading." crimes on LAeD isleaing Fo exy lyeported a- hi Stae - 789 17
"misleading" and "unfair." crimes is bound to be misleading. For example, he said, a 2. shitw oState... 1,57
BUT HE ADMITTED he thought the campus "could very student might report a purse stolen, then find it was only
' THE RESULTS ARE indeed rather confusing. The survey well be in the top ten because of our geographic location, and misplaced. But the statistics still show a reported crime. 3. India a . . .... .. 1,583
purports to have studied 176 universitites which employ their the influx of street people. timysies to 11nn rb officersBut the opaysfull-
own police forces, but the University has no such force. It "It's obvious they live by their wits and by what they can time salaries to 11 Ann Arbor police officers. But the officers . B rkele. . . .. . .
employs only a professional security force and a handful of steal. We drive them out of our buildings every day." remain under city contracts, and must respond to calls that .Berkele .1,432
Ann Arbor police. University housing security head David Foulke agreed away rom the campus.

S.

Africa

silences

black voice

Regents
to review
1~ 1
club space
By BRIAN BLANCHARD
The Regents will drive north this
afternoon to discuss Flint campus
landscaping first-hand, but only after
they review a budget request for all
three campuses nearly $35 million
larger than last year's.
The Regents will also consider four
proposals for increased student ac-
tivities space - including a new plan
to use the Argus Building on East
William Street as well as review
faculty suggestians for freedom .of
speech and recruitment policies and
an appeal by the student-run Housing
Council to "reverse the continuing
deterioration of the housing situa-
tion.'
IF THE Regents approve the
budget request, the University will
ask Lansing to increase state appro-
See REGENTS, Page 5

U.S. says relations may suffer,

decries raids on black

Johannesburg (AP)-In a
massive predawn crackdown,
South Africa's white rulers
yesterday banned virtually.
every major black organization
in the country, closed two prin-
cipal black newspapers and
detained at least 50 prominent
blacks.
Striking nationwide in the
darkness, South African police
also slapped restriction orders
on six whites and raided the of-
fices and homes of black
leaders, movements and chur-
ch bodies.
THE SURPRISE gover-
nment action effectively ended
any legal communication with
and among South Africa's
blacks. The prospect was that
moderate black leaders would
be forced underground.
Reacting in Washington last night,
the Carter administration publicly
warned South Africans that sup-
pression of black organizations and

newspapers has "implications" for
relations with the United States.
"Our relations will hardly be im-
proved by what has happened," the
State Department said in an unusually
pointed statement to raids conducted
by security police in the white-ruled
country.
WITHOUT threatening directly to
sever relations, the State Depart-
ment said that once more details are
available "we shall examine very.
closely the implication of these
events with regard to U.S.-South
Afri-
African relations."
"It has been our hope that the
South African government would

groups
recognize dialogue with all segments
of the society as the prerequisite to
peaceful progress and lasting social
tranquility," the State Department
said.
"However, we have now witnessed
unfortunate actions that seem to
represent a very serious step back.
wards."
IN LONDON, British Foreign Min-
ister Dayid Owen said: "The sihnc-"
ing of the voices of those who speai
for the majority in South Africa can~
only be a tragic setback" to the goal
of a "new society" in the raciali
divided country.
See S. AFRICA, Page 5

Lauer narrowly wins
new MSA presidency

Photo by STEVE WHITCRAFT
Some folks at West Quad are making an annual practice out of making this suggestion
,to Building Director Leon West. Whether all those long johns and shorts hanging
out the window are a comment on West Quad's food or arise from a concern for Mr.
West's own diet, The Daily isn't sure.

'TERMINAL AMBITION' DRIVES HIM ON

Otterbacher eyes Senat~e seat

ByGREGG KRUPA
Congressman Bob Carr once said that
state Senator John Otterbacher (D-
Grand Rapids) was afflicted with
"terminal ambition."
In reviewing the 34-year-old
legislator's political career, one can
only agree.
In 1972, Otterbacher was elected to
the State House of Representatives with
64 per cent of the vote in what had been
a Republican district for years.
IN SETTING his sights on his first
political office, the former clinical
psychologist did more than plan an am-

redraw. It was a shrewd move, a
foreshadowing of things to come.
In 1974, Otterbacher challenged the
majority leader of the state Senate in a
district that had not elected a Democrat
in 40 years and garnered 61 per cent of
the vote.
SINCE WINNING that election, Ot-
terbacher has introduced 157 pieces of
legislation. Eighteen have been passed
by the Senate and nine of his proposals
are now state law.
In 1976, Otterbacher decided he wan-
ted to be the Democratic nominee for
the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by

ALTHOUGH he has not officially an-
nounced his candidacy, he is in the mid-
st of a vigorous campaign. As of this
month, a full year before the election,
Otterbacher has gathered 60 field.
organizers, 4,000 volunteers, raised
$50,000 and has already logged over
170,000 miles across the state.
"We haven't announced our official
candidacy yet," said Otterbacher. "We
are trying to figure out, given the
demands on me legislatively, when will
we be realistically able to come out of
that chute with our guns blazing. I've
got so much legislation before my
committee now (Health and
Retirement), I don't want to jeopardize
what has taken us three years to put
together."
Otterbacher said the official announ-

cement could come late this year or
early next year.
OTTERBACHER'S CAMPAIGN
came to Ann Arbor this week, ad-
dressing the city's Democratic party at
their weekly meeting on Tuesday. Ot-
terbacher was already showing some of
the signs of fatigue inherent in any
state-wide political campaign. As he
was interviewed, he sent his aides
scrambling for hot coffee to carry him
through the evening.
Asked about his views of the Carter
administration, Otterbacher said there
were areas of agreement and
disagreement between him and the
President.
"I think the major area of agreement
involves the general thrust of his
See MAKING, Page 7

By PAULINE TOOLE
LSA senior Jon Lauer was elected
president of the Michigan Student
Assembly (MSA) Tuesday night in the
wake of the abrupt resignation of the
body's president since last fall, Scott
Kellman.
Lauer, vice president for personnel
since April, won a close contest with
MSA Executive Vice President Chris
Bachelder, a junior who was generally
considered to be Kellman's choice for
the spot. Bachelder will -remain vice
president until general elections are
held next month.
KELLMAN RESIGNED, he said, to
concentrate on schoolwork. He was
elected MSA president twice. His
resignation before the official end of his
term precipitated the special election
held just among MSA members.
Bachelder and Lauer debated their.
qualifications at length, listing
priorities and describing approaches to
key issues facing the assembly.
Lauer expressed the need to get in
touch with the student constituency.
"Whenever MSA latches onto an
issue, we should attach leaflets to the
kiosks around campus," he said. "MSA
never gets involved. That is why people
have questions about its existence."
MANY MEMBERS echoed the hope
that MSA will establish a rapport with
the student body.

" r

Lauer
MSA treasurer . Rick Devore
questioned the candidates on Univer-
sity investments in South Africa, and
their positions on removing'the assem-
bly's money from a University invest-
-ment fund.
"It's blood money," Lauer respon-
ded.There are people being killed in
South Africa because they oppose a
totalitarian regime. Money from that
kind of a system-I wouldn't want to
touch it."

See LAUER, Page 5

Memories of Kent
State recalled in AZ

By PAULINE TOOLE
Alan Canfora speaks of the protest
days of the Vietnam era with a poign-
ancy few can claim. He was one of
the students wounded by National
Guard fire at Kent State University
on May 4, 1970.
Four students died that day; the
tragedy and its aftermath have
compelled Canfora to speak to col-
lege audiences around the country,
seeking their support for a new
protest on the Ohio campus. He spoke.
to an audience of about 50 at Angell
Hall last night.

began to explain the mood at 'Kent
State on the day of the shootings.
"There was a righteous rebellion
going on in this country. It was a
peaceful and legal gathering. We
weren't going to attack the trees. We
weren't going to attack the ROTC
building - that was already burned
down," Canfora recalled.
"MOST PEOPLE had no idea those
guns were loaded," he continued.
"On that sunny day there was no one
who thought the guns would be
fired."d
He tied the Kent State deaths to a

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