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Vol. LXXXVII, No. 142
Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, March 30, 1977
1F MU SEE N6S HAPPMN CALZ Ali
Ah, nostalgia. Bob Honigman, a Class of '58
business student, was back in town this week
armed with a report he wrote nineteen years ago
on housing in Ann Arbor. Rents were outrageous
bacT then too - as much as $40-$50 per person
average monthly rent - and the problems really
haven't changed much since 1958 either. "Land-
lords with an assured demand have let the quality
of their units decline," Honigman wrote then.
"Both students and University officials agree that
poor quality is a defiinte problem in off-campus
housing." He also suggested that the University
buy land around North Can-pus and develop it
while it was still inexpensive to do so. Now, Hoig-
man advocates student election of three of tne Re-
gents as the only real answer to the housing prob-
lem. Hindsight is truly a wonderful thing.
One important piece of information was left out
of an article in Friday'- Daily on the settlement of
the dorm rent strike. In addition to a nomal rent
check. students -wo do not wish to have late rent
fines assessed mut also present a Tenant' Union
receipt at the Student Accounts Office.
* . begin early today with a cookie sale sponsored
by Local Motion in front of the Gi-ad Library at 9
a.m. . .. the Commission for Women holds a meet-
ing at noon in room 2549 LSA Bldg. . . . also at
noon, the International Center hosts a program on
"Accommodations Abroad", including a bag lunch
at 603 E. Madison . . . Dr. Gail Jones will speak
on "The Afro-American Storytelling Tradition" at
noon in the Center for Afro-American and African
Studies. 1100 S. University . . . Center for the Con-
tinuing Education of Women will hold a brown bag
lunch followed by a Financial Aid Clinic from noon
until 1:30 . . . Eileen Higham of Johns Hopkins
University will speak on "Disorders of Gender
Identity" at 4 p.m. in MLB Auditorium 4 . . . the
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies will
sponsor a panel discussion on Indira Gandhi's de-
feat and the new Indian government in room 200
of Lane Hall at 4:00 . . . Six leading tax, experts
will discuss "A New Tax Structure for the U.S."
at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Business
Administration School . . . WCBN's "Women's
Hour" will present a show on Melissa Manchester
at 6:00 . , . at 7 p.m, practicing lawyers will be in
room 150 of Hutchins Hall to discuss "The Prac-
tice of Labor" and Discriminatin Law" . . . Ann
Arbor's Morris Dancers will perform in the Cook
Room of Law Quad MARC housing at 7 p.m... .
at 7:30 you can quiz the candidates for City Coun-
cil seats at a League of Women Voters Candidates
Night, held in the council chambers of City Hall ...
A free half-hour film entitled "Where All Things
Belong" will be shown at 7:30 in the Michigan Un-
ion Assembly Hall . . . a meeting to protest Uni-
versity "reprisals" against striking service workers
will be held in the Union's Kuenzel Room at 7:30
. .. part two of a worksthop on "Keeping A Psy-
chological Journal" takes place at 8 p.m. in Can-
terbury House, corner of Catherine and Division
. . and all day long the People's Interest Research
Group in Michigan (PIRGIM) is accepting apoli-
cations for its local board of directors at PIRGIM
offices. 4106 Michigan Union.
k eys o n
By EILEEN DALEY
and BARBARA ZAHS
With the City Council election only five days
away, housing and road repair have emerged as
the key issues in the student-dominated Second
While Democratic candidate Leslie Morris fa-
vors stricter housing standards, Republican Allen
Reiner and Libertarian James Greenshields fa-
vor easing certain housing laws in order to in-
crease the number of available units.
MORRIS SAID she would like to see stronger
enforcement of quality in housing. She suggested
the city hire more inspectors to enforce the hous-
ing code and crack down on violators.
Morris said she thinks more parking space is
needed in student-occupied housing. "I think it's
jest been unrealistic to assume that people who
live close to campus don't own cars."
She said she believes the University has an ob-
igation to provide more student housing: "The
University has been disgraceful in neglecting its
responsibility to build housing."
REPUBLICAN HOPEFUL Reiner, a financial
consultant, said the city's housing woes are a
problem of supply and demand. "Unless we have
more units going up and more housing available
the rent is going to go up," he noted.
In order to provide more low-cost housing for
students. Reiner suggests relaxing the city's hous-
ing code so that landlords would be able to rent
dwellngs that might otherwise be deemed un-
inhabitable because of code violations. Specifical-
ly he would ease set-back parking and basement
Reiner emphasizes that he sees this as only an
interim solution to the housing shortage until
more units can be built.
BUT HE SAID the housing code's biggest prob-
lem is that it is not properly enforced.
"To be effective, the city code has to have
teeth." he said. "No one takes these landlords
See HOUSING, Page 7
N urses' Ia
Defense links two
By LAURIE YOUNG
Special to The J)Ml~y
DETROIT - Defense attorneys for two nurses accused of
poisoning nine patients, two fatally,,at the city's Veteran's Admin-
istration (VA) hospital yesterday scorned the government's case
as being based on circumstantial evidence. They said they would
show that at least two other people could have been responsible.
In the second day of opening arguments in Detroit's U.S. Dis-
trict Court, Ann Arbor attorney Thomas O'Brien called the prose-
cution's case against Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez "not
unlike a house a young child makes out of playing cards."
THE COURTROOM FELL calm and silent as O'Brien told the
jury in chatty, familiar tones that he wanted to "visit for awhile
to balance what you've been told." The nervous energy which had
filled the crowded courtroom the day before now settled into quiet
expectation of four months of testimony from more than 100
"They said they didn't have a smoking gun. The government
was right," O'Brien said, referring to Assistant U.S: Attorney
Richard Yanko's opening remarks Monday. "For one simple rea-
son-there isn't one.
"The government is right," he repeated later. "There won't
be any * direct evidence that these women injected poison into
patients, but you'll hear plenty about the case from us. The defense
will give you more understanding of this case than the government
can," he said.
See NURSES, Page 10
Doily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER
Democratic incumbent Albert Wheeler and SHRP can-
didate Diana Slaughter faced .,.
Doily Photo by CHRISTINA SCHNEIDER
. Republican Mayor Pro TemLouis Belcher in a
debate at The Daily yesterday.
Sparks fly in mayoral debates
Billy bugs out
Teenage redneck groupies of Billy Carter will
soon have to go well out of their way for a peek
at the star. Billy announc'ed yesterday that he is
packing up and leaving Plains, Georgia because
he can't stand the tourists. "We have as many as
30 tour buses a day p1111 up into the driveway " said
Billy's wife. Sybil. "They turn around. A lot of the
tourists get out and come to the door knocking and
wanting Billy to come out." That's what happens
when you're a national landmark. Billy and fam-
ily have bought a house nineteen miles outside
Plains in which to hide from their fans. -
Pictures and an exhibition
A nude movie projectionist - just what you al-
ways wanted, right? Well someone apparently
U.es. because a Dallas firm has gone into business
renting out projectionists to show X-rated films in
the viewer's own home. For $30 you get the film.
for $40 you get a tooless projectionist, and for $50
you get the projectionist completely nude. The pro-
jectionists are giving the Dallas city attorney fits..
"The closest we could come to it is the ordinance
preventing the showing of a pornographic movie
within 1 000 feet of a church, school or residence."
Ot tthe inside.. .
Michigan liquidates its presidential primary-
read about it in the Daily Digest. Page 3 . . .
Boston University Prof. Alexander Yesenin-Voipin
discusses the human rights issues on the Editorial
Page . . . David Keeps recounts Monday night's
Ramone'Sonics show at Chances Are . . . and on
he sports page, Bill Neff takes a look at spring
By LANI JORDAN
and JULIE ROVNER
As t~e April 4 municipal elections approach, deteriorating
housing conditions in the city has emerged as the most explo-
sive issue of this year's mayoral campaign.
The three candidates - incumbent Democrat Albert Wheel-
er, Republican Mayor Pro Tem Louis Belcher, and Socialist
Human Rights Party (SHRP) member Diana Slaughter - faced
off twice yesterday, first in a debate at The Daily and again
last night at the League of Women Voters candidates' night.
All have agreed throughout the race on the need for a dras-
tic improvements in the city's housing condition, and have laid
much of the blame for the critical shortage on the University's
failure to provide enough space for students.
BELCHER HAS proposed construction of high-rise dwellings
in the downtown area to satisfy the need for both student and
senior citizen housing.
"We must use the city's bonding power to guarantee mort-
gages (to private developers)," Belcher said. "If we can pro-
vide 600-700 apartments downtown, we should."-
Both Wheeler and Slaughter oppose the development of
high-rise apartments in the central business district. '.If you
put in an 11-story high-rise it'll stick out like a sore thumb,"
See MAYORAL, Page 7
FA CULTY BLASTS '73 FINDINGS:
Speech Path. review under fire
By PATTY MUNTEMURRI versity's curriculum. They SHS is funded by the Med
Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Scotty Webster isn't a very big guy. You'll notice those heels
boost him at least three quarters of an inch higher off the
ground than his socks, and he still doesn't come close to the
mid-way point on The Cube. But Scott has guts. We salute him.
Speech and Hearing Sciences
(SHS) faculty, desperately con-
cerned -with the fate of their im-
periled program, are having
trouble cooperating with . the
conclusions about their depart-
ment made by a review commit-
tee. They say the committee is
poorly structured and is improp-
erly influenced by the Medical
Med School officials recom-
mended in December that the
program be cut from the Uni-
based their decision on the find-
ings of a 1973 review committee
report and a Spring 1976 ac-
The SHS faculty members at-
tack several aspects of the cur-
rent review committee, each of
whose three members sat on the
1973 evaluation committee. They
say their department is not be-
ing reviewed under the guide-
lines set by the Office of Aca-
demic Affairs, to deal with cut-
they are not
committee is fol-
appointed by the
SHS members say
being reviewed by
as the guidelines
School but its degrees are grant-
ed by LSA. The 1973 review
Wheeler aide reports threats
According to acting SHS di-
rector Donald Sharf, "It is a
question of whether a review
committee appointed by the
Medical School wouldn't be in-
fluenced by the decision (to
scrap the program."
James McLean and Alphonse
Burdi, both medical professors.
and Robert Moyer, director of
the Center for-Human Growth
and development, are the mem-
bers of the committee. SHS
members have submitted the
names of three other persons
SHS faculty also take issue
with the peer review commit-
tee's function. According to Da-
vis, the. committee is being re-
established only to update the
That report recommended
SHS expand its research pro-
gram. At the same time, SHS
was urged to increase its doc-
toral student enrollment and re-
duce the number of masters stu-
dents, according to SHS Profes-
sor Lawrence Turton.
But the review ignored the
social issue behind the pro-
gram's work, Turton said. With
the University's concern for re-
search, it sometimes doesn't
"pay-attention to people," Tur-
ton commented. Children with
speech disabilities "constitute
the most significant portion of
the handicapped," he noted.
Some argue that unless the
By JULIE ROVNER
and its driver blared the horn repeatedly. in politics."
A st'dent worker for Mayor Albart Wheel-
er's re-election campaign said yesterday
that some~one threateznedl her.ove~r the tele-
LACLAIR SAID she does not believe
Belcher himself had any knowledge of the
LaClair said she thinks the calls are re-
lated to last week's endorsement of Wheel-
er by Congressman Morris Udall (D-Ariz.).