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Eighty-Seven Years of Editorial Freedom
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

House members clashing over

Tuesday, September 28, 1976

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan
Toughen football schedule

After watching a valiant but sadly
outmatched Navy football squad
make a go of it during the first half
of Saturday's game with the Wolver-
ines, only to be blown out of the wa-
ter in the final two quarters by a
final score of 70-14, we think it may
be time for the number one team
in the country, and the rest of the
Big Ten, to reevaluate its scheduling
No team should be made to under-
go the humiliation that Navy experi-
enced this weekend. Its bad for Navy,
bad for Michigan, and, pretty mo-
notonous for the fans.
To accept this argument, one must
agree with the premise that college
football should be more than a li-
cense to make money, supplying vi-
Editorial Staff

Rob Meachum

Bill Turque


Jeff Ristine .. ........ Managing Editor
Tim Schick.................Executive Editor
Stephen Hersh ............... Magazine Editor
Rob Meachum . . Editorial Director
Tois Josimovich Arts Editor
STAFF WRITERS: Susan Ades, Susan Barry,
Dana Baumann, Michael Beckman, Philip Bo-
kovoy, Jodi Dinilek, Chris Dyhdale, Elaine
Fletcher, Larry Friske, Debra Gale, Tom Go-
dell, Eric Gressman, Kurt Harju, Char Heeg,
James Hynes, Michael Jones, Lant Jordan,
Lois Josimovich, Joanne Kaufman, David
Keeps, Steve Kursman, Jay Levin, Ann Marie
Lipinski, George Lobsenz, Pauline Lubens, Stu
CcConnell, Jennifer Miller, Michael Norton,
Jon Pansius, Ken Parsigian, Karen Paul,
Stephen Pickover, Christopher Potter, Don
Rose, Lucy Saunders, Annemarie Schiavi, Kar-
en Schulkins, Jeffrey Selbst, Jim Shahin, Rick
Soble, Tom Stevens, Jim Stimson, David
Strauss, Mike Taylor, Jim Tobin, Loran Walker.
Laurie Young, Barbara Zahs.
Sports Staff
Bill Stieg ....Spa' t 'or
Rich Lerner ... ........ Executive Sports FEitor
Andy Glazer...........Managing Sports Editor
Rick Bonino...........Associate Sports Editor
NIGHr EDITORS: Torn Cameron, Enid Goldman,
Kathy Henneghan, Scott Lewis, Rick Maddock,
Bob Miller, John Niemeyer, Mark Whitney.
STAFF WRITERS: Leslie Brown, Paul Campbell,
Marybeth Dillon, Ernie Dunbar, Henry Engel-
hardt, Jeff Frank, Cindy Gatziolis. Don Mac-
Lachlan. Rich Ovshinsky, Jim Powers, Pat Rode,
John Schwartz.
Business Stafff
Beth Friedman Business Manager
Deborah Dreyfuss...........Operations Manager
Kathleen MulherM ... Assistant Adv. Coordinator
Don Simpson................Display Manager
David Harlan ................ Finance Manager
Dan Blugerman.........Sales Manager
Pete Peterson...........Advertising Coordinator
Cassie St. Clair...........Circulation Manager
Beth Stratford............Circulation Director
Photography Staff
Pauline Lubens..............Chief Photographer
Scott Ecker ................. Staff Photographer
Alan Biinsky,................ Staff Photographer

various thrills for alumni, students
and administrators. It is also sup-
posed to contribute to the develop-
ment of that admittedly nebulous
cluster of atributes known as "char-
acter," including things like fairness,
good sportsmanship, and clean com-
petition. These ideals tend to be-
come obscured when a team comes
to town knowing it hasn't a chance
of flirting with victory, but instead
considers it a glorious afternoon if
they even score.
The standard response of the Ath-
letic Department has been that the
schedules are made sometimes more
than a decade in advance. At the
time, the prospect of a game with
Navy or Wake Forest (next Satur-
day's Christians into the lion's den)
might have been attractive.
But on his television show, "Michi-
ean Replay," Coach Bo Schembech-
ler asserted that schedules shouldn't
be made that far in advance, and
that it was a bad situation all around,
trvin to motivate onposing teams
for the kind of carnage hat took
pinge on Saturday.
We understand that there are
sticky contractual problems involved
in rearranging schedules, and it is
certainly too late to save Wake For-
est from its fate this weekend. But
we have also been told that the Wol-
verine's schedule has been finalized
through the 1988 season, which is ab-
The Midshipmen are scheduled to
be fed to the Wolverines again next
fall. while Wake Forest is being soar-
ed in favor of Duke. Let us suppose,
for arument's sake that on the same
'eek Michigan plays Navy, Oklahoma
engages Duke? Would the obstacles
to arrana'ine a switch be that stae-
Ari ,? A switch that would allow
Nav and Tulane to have a fair game,
while clearing the way for a superb
mhun between two jueeernauts?
t way., each team would be able
to wake un on Saturday morning
*a 7 that they have a chance to
e-' a iane. And isn't that what
(%WIPere football is supposed to be
Np11,s: Jennifer Miller, Jeff Ritine,
TinmSchick, Bill Turque, Pau'ine
Editnrial Pooe: Mike Beckman. Tom
Stevens, Jon Ponsius, Bill Turque,
Steve Kursman
Arts Paone: Lois Josimovich
Photo Technician: Pauline Lubens

lead better or more adjusted lives or
have better educations than those who
don't become wards of the court, accord-
ing to a recent California Legislative
Committee report which Jondahl cited.
Nor do incarcerated, promiscuous teen-
agers have fewer illegitimate children
than those who escape institutionalization,
and unruly minors who come under court
supervision do not end up in prison less
often than those who do not.
Frustrated parents may readily dis-
pense of "uncontrollable" children, due
to the present code's vagueness, Jondahl
explained. What one parent or judge con-
siders imprisonable behavior may be
acceptable to another.
Only juveniles committing acts consid-
ered criminal in adult courts would be
imprisonable under the new legislation.
The adult courts presently adjudicate 17
year-olds, but Jondahl wants to change
the juvenile court's jurisdiction to in-
clude them, making jurisdiction consist-
ent with Michigan's age of majority. He
foresees no financial difficulties in this
"Extending the juvenile court's juris-
diction would require providing services
and staff to deal with the increased case-
load. Some of this would be offset by the
removal of status offenders which would
decrease the juvenile court caseload,"
explained Jondahl. "Funds now used to
deal with 17 years olds in the adult sys-
tem could be transferred with the trans-
fer of jurisdiction."
Training school staffs may be reduced
if institutions stop handling status offen-
ders, freeing additional money.
Expanded courtroom rights is a minor
provision of the new legislation. A juve-
nile would be able to make a voluntary
statement and present evidence in his or
her own behalf during proceedings. Law-
yers would be appointed when neces-

Detentions and arrests will be limited
if the juvenile code revision is passed.
A court order will be required to arrest
or detain an adolescent unless the youth's
safety is jeopordized or if grounds for
arrest exist for adults in equivalent mat-
Fingerprint and written records would
be destroyed after serving their imme-
diate purpose, so that they could not be
used in unrelated matters.
If Michigan adopts the new legislation,
it will represent the first enactment in
the United States of a juvenile code de-
signed to give rights to juveniles, Jon-

dahl says. Whether Michigan legislators
will pass the revision is difficult to deter-
mine since there is much support and op-
Among those who dislike Jondahl's pro-
posed bill is Joyce Carmichael, Human
Resource Director of Adrian Training
School (ATS) for delinquent adolescents.
"In a nutshell," she began, "I agree
with removing status offenses from the
probate court, but I am against remov-
ing them from the court until alternative
programs are available. Are we going to
do to these kids what we did to mental
health patients - pass a law to remove
them from institutions with nowhere to
place them?
"Also, a lot of kids come to us as status
offenders not involved in criminal acts
only because a lot of plea bargaining has
gone on and they were not adjudicated

ders as of July 1, 1976, Carmichael add-
ed. This move was intended to hasten the
bill's defeat by causing the juvenile
courts to stop processing status offenders
with nowhere to place them, some in
favor of the bill contend. Its main pre-
mise will be nullified and chances for
passing a revision based solely on alter-
ing courtroom proceedings and arrest
and detention policies will be slim. ,
Carmichael dislikes the minor provi-
sions of the proposed legislation and
hopes it will not succeed.
"There are far-reaching implications
of this bill," she said. "For instance, as
far as everybody having to have a law-
yer - where in the world is all the money
going to come from? Is the government
going to take on something new? How
will we pay for a lawyer for each kid?"
It costs more than $90 per day to keep

for criminal acts," she asserted.
ATS and other state institutions for de-
linquent youths house juveniles for indefi-
nite periods of time, regardless of the
crime.tResidents are released when they
show they are ready to return to society.
Those in disagreement with Ms. Carmi-
chael feel, therefore, that plea bargain-
ing among juveniles is not a significant
factor since a status offender may stay
in a training school longer than an auto
MICHIGAN'S training schools began
administratively refusing all status offen-

revision bill

'If Michigan adopts the new legislation, it will repre-
sent the first enactment in the United States of a juvenile
code designed to give rights to juveniles,' Jondahl says.
Whether Michigan legislators will pass the revision is
difficult to determine since there is much support and(
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a child in a training school. This money,
Jondahl contends, could serve to estab-
lish alternative programs for status of-
The bill gives juveniles too many rights
in court and will hamper parents in con-
trolling their children, Carmichael be-
lieves. "Youngsters guilty of misdemean-
ors and felonies should be held respon-
sible. We're giving them the rights of
adults; we must give them the responsi-
bilities of adults," she added.
NOT TO IMPRISON juveniles for sta-
tus offenses is one way to treat them like
adults, according to the National Council
on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD).
NCCD has long advocated the removal of
status offenses from the juvenile court's
jurisdiction and is more adamant now
that training school space is needed to
house youth gang members.
"NCCD believes that the juvenile
court should deal with serious criminal
conduct - acts that endanger society.
Children involved in unacceptable, but
non-criminal behavior, receive far great-
er benefit from non-coercive, rehabilita-
tive social services, such as family coun-
seling, youth service bureaus, health ag-
encies, educational and employment op-
portunites and other forms of community
"NCCD urges that legislators and the
courts support and adopt the recommen-
dation included in this statement and
that the general public demand its im-
The Michigan chapter of NCCD sup-
ports Jondahl's bill and urges Michigan
residents to do the same. The proposed
Juvenile Justice Code Revision, MCCD
believes, is a major step in solving the
problem of what to do with troubled
juveniles who all too often become de-
linquent and find little support and com-
fort at home and little help in state train-
ing schools.

Arbor is .04 per cent and the
demand for housing is enorm-
ous. This has made it easy for
landlords to raise their rents,
increase their profits, and drive
working people and low and
middle income students out of
Ann Arbor. To worsen the prob-
lem, the University has raised
tuition and dorm rates.
Moreover, since it is so easy
to make high profits from ren-
tal housing, there is a large
demand among landlords to buy
housing for income. In other
words, landlords are always
paying more for the houses they
buy and raise the rents accord-
ingly. Money is being funnelled
into the pockets of hotshot real-
tors and maintenance is neglect-
ed. Meanwhile, the increase in
the price paid for property in-
creases the tax assessment, and
small homeowners and small
landlords are no longer able to
get by.
The basic characteristic of
the Ann Arbor housing market

is a high transiency rate among '
both students and landlords.
This town is well known across
the country as a city wherea
realtors can make a fast buck.
Because many landlords have
only short term interests in,
the property, and plan to sell
within a few years for several
thousand dollars more than they
paid, they take little interest in
maintaining the structural inte-
grity of the building. Mainte-j
nance problems abound, and
poor electrical work is by no
means uncommon.
IN GENERAL, your rental dol-I
lar pays the landlord back forl
the purchase of the unit. But he
owns it and is able to sell itl
for a profit. In addition, much
of the profit is not reinvested
in building new housing while1
the larger landlords who make
about twenty million a year send
their money to multi-nationals
like 3-M and Gulf who are part
An analysis of the housing t
market, however, is only rele-
vant, if it leads to a solution.

for renters'

The solution proposed by the
Tenants' Union (TU), empha-
sizes the direct and coordina-
ted action of tenants working
on their own behalf.
Tenants in the dorms should
organize themselves into com-
mittees and locals of the Ten-
ants Union to insist upon decent
maintenance and reasonable
rents. The strategy used by
dorm residents should be sim-
ilar to that used by all ten-
ants since the University is
a landlord just like the rest.
There are no tenants who are
Regents so our position is not
fairly represented. Rent with-
holding, for poor maintenance,
demonstrations against rent
hikes, and organizing behind
pro-tenant Regents are tactics
which the TU would be able
to help dorm occupants use.
IN THEORY the Tenant Un-
ion represents all tenants. We
think we could do this in prac-
tice by forming TU locals in
every dorm and every housing
complex in Washtenaw County.
All tenants are affected by what

happens to a particular group
so it is imperative that all ten-
ants be organized into one Un-
ion. Rent increases in the dorms
lead to rent increases in the
private sector as well. The Uni-
versity has not met its respon-
sibility to build more housing
while the private sector hasn't
moved either.
Tenant Union locals of ten-
ants renting from an individual
landlord would provide a solid
and permanent base of support
for tenant resistance to poor
maintenance and raises in rent.
Because of the three TU strikes
against Trony, Longshore and
Reliable Realty, all Ann Arbor
landlords have become increas-
ingly frightened - as they
should be. There is no doubt that
the TU has only hit the tip of
the iceberg, but nevertheless,
landlords are beginning to do
more maintenance because they
are scared. We have also suc-
ceeded in having the Building
and Safety Department become
tougher with landlords.
If this kind of reaction has
been caused by a Union with

righ ts
a few hundred members, who
knows what may happen when
a few thousand people jon?
By forming locals of a union,
tenants would be able to ap-
ply constant pressure against
a landlord and be i"1 a good
position to organize a strike if
one is required. Tenants who
are interested in organizing
their neighbors should contact
the TU.
. MEANWHILE, the TU is put-
ting out a call for 100 volunteers
to counsel, organize, do research
and legal work. We can build
a union capable not only of
championing, but actually win-
ning tenant demands
We are having a mass meet-
ing tonight to recruit volunteers
and further acquaint people
with the Tenants Union. It will
be at the Labors Local Hall on
Packard and Platt at 8. If you
are interested in organizing or
need some advice, call the TU
at 761-1225.
Robert Miller writes for the
Daily about tenants' rights.

Contact your reps
Sen. Phillip Hart (Dern.), 253 Russell Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Robert Griffin (Rep.), 353 Russell Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Rep. Marvin Esch (Rep.), 2353 Rayburn Bldg., Capitol Hill,
Washington, D.C. 20515.
Sen. Gilbert Bursley (Rep.), Senate, State Capitol Bldg.,
Lansing, MI 48933
Rep. Perry Bullard (Dem.), House of Representatives, State
Capitol Bldg., Lansing, MI 48933.




To The Daily:
Allow me to correct some
factual errors in your Saturday

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issue. The "Album Price War"
discussed did not begin with
Schoolkids' which opened only
a few months ago. You failed
even to mention State Discount
which really began the "war"
about a year ago. At the be-
ginning, they were the only
ones selling at $3.99. They were
followed by Discount, which
lowered some prices; Bonzo,
which opened up with all LPs
at $3.99 and then Aura Sounde.
I'm surprised no one troubled
to set you straight.
Also in Saturday's paper, I'd
be interested in finding what
Ms. Goldenberg said about the
great debate where you quoted,
"One candidate might have
come out of this looking but it
didn't happen."
I'm curious whether anyone
rewrites the Associated Press
stories. In the Daily of Tues-
day Sept. 21, in one of their ar-
ticles under the head "Ford
Blasts Dem. Tax Proposal,"
there are several points in dire
need of clarification.
In the sixth paragraph, be-
ginning "But as his running
mate, Sen. Robert Dole, urged
Carter . . ." Dole is not Car-
ter's V.P., is he? At the bot-
tom of the next paragraph:
"Carter was asked what he
was thinking of as higher." It
is difficult to determine what
"what" refers to. or what

ter "human and tempted" by
his religious beliefs? Two para-
graphs later, what does God's
forgiving Carter mean in not
that Carter would (or would
not?) condemn the act of adult-
If you do not have a proof-
reader, I'd like to put in some
time at it. If you have, how
have all these items gotten past
William Morris
September 25
record prices
To The Daily:
LAST WEEK, IN introducing
their new price policy in the
pages of the Daily, Aura Sounde
and Discount Records attached
the following addendum: "For
an undetermined length of
time." The implication of this
statements is not so subtle. It
helps to dispel any suspicions
that the retailers' gesture is an
altruistic one. Rather, their new
policy is self-serving, designed
solely to eliminate the local
competition that had surfaced
in the recent months.
Bonzo Dog Records, School-
kids Records, and State Dis-
count helped the U Cellar de-
stroy the virtual monopoly that
had previously existed. As a
conseouence, Discount a n d
Aura Sounde have been forced
to reduce their outraeeonis re-
nn-A r-: - - cn 11M a n :-tin

luded. No great imagina
insight is necessary to
the return to ridiculously
ed prices that will acc
the attainment of their
working. The independi
tailers have suffered w
the crowds at their fra
counterparts have prolif
Lest anyone be tempted
tronize the latter, consi
a moment that Ann Arb
sumers will be the vict
the long-run. Surely the
gratitude which we owe
long-needed small shop-I
ought to motivate us to
the temptation to save
Mark Yura
September 26
To The Daily:
We admire the integri
the understanding of th
meaning ,of democracy
by those band membe
stood up, despite an an
munist political atmosph
support the democraticr
a Commnist to equalt
We criticize the Un
for sloilghing off its o
sponsibility in this matt
the band and its memb
The University is a pu
stitition, and taxpayers'
support the band. Man
-a tnVP - n ,, hirp nf

tion or of the taxpayers.
predict Democracy means, in addition
inflat- to voting, insuring equal rights
ompany for all points of view. Just as
goal. the right to an equal, integrated
is to be education cannot be voted up or
ent re- down in Boston, Louisville or
vhereas Little Rock, the right of a Com-
nchised munist candidate to equal ac-
ferated. cess cannot be put up to a
to pa- vote. It is a fundamental demo-
der for cratic right which must be en-
or con- sured if democracy is to mean
tims in anything.
debt of We are just coming out of 20
to the years of anti-Communist indoc-
keepers trination in which public opinion
resist polls show that most people did
a few not support the right of Com-
munists to teach, run for office,
or engage in many other activi-
THIS ANTI - Communism at
band home provided the political cul-
ture for waging the anti-Com-
ity and munist wars against the Korear
he true and Vietnamese peoples.
shown To finally eliminate the heri-
rs who tage of the Cold War requires
ti-Coin- full and equal participation of
ere, to the Communist Party in the po-
right of litical life of the country.
time. The Young Workers Libera-
iversity tion League is an independent
wn re- organization fighting for the
er onto needs of young people of all
hers. colors for peace, jobs, and a
blic in- society free of all forms of
dollars exploitation. We believe that the
ty who campaign platform of Hall and
ra tohe Tvner i thenlyo ne that aims



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