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Eighty-Six Years of Editorial Freedom
420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wednesday, Novtmber 26, 1975

News Phone: 764-0552

Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan
Gobble 'em up Second
Annua lTurk Awards... 0

Confiden
By JOSEPH GASPARRINI portantly, the
-N ANNOUNCING THE begin- that a tenant
ning of a rent strike against these claims
Trony Associates early this against suit for
week, Larry Cooperman of the payment of re
Ann Arbor Tenant's Union (AA-
TU) claimed, "We have not IN ANN ARE
come across a single tenant islation was s
during our organizing in Ann mass scale in
Arbor who doesn't have a legi- 1200 tenants p
timate right to withhold rent." city-wide ren
This might come as a surprise was founded 1
to many Ann Arbor tenants who strike, provide
never realized that therer is a legal represen
legal means for retaliation and to act as;
against the substandard, over- ent betweent
priced housing in which they landlords.
are forced to live. Instead of p
Michigan State law gives a to the landloi
tenant the right to withhold rent had a legitim
if the landlord does not provide the condition
adequate maintenance. This placed it in a
right was established by the which was ma
Tenant's Rights Act of 1968, re- TU. In many{
sulting from recommendations resulted in a
by the New Detroit Committee lord for evict
which concluded that intoler- ment of rent.'
able housing conditions were a ity of these ca
major cause of urban disorder. out of court on,
The law inseparably linked the to the tenant.
relationship of the tenant paying
rent with the landlord providing ACCORDING
needed repairs. As a result, the 1199 of the 1200
tenant obtained the right to rent reduction
withhold rent if the landlord left town befo
violated an agreement of the resolved). An4
lease, failed to maintain the ficant result v
premises in reasonable repair first time tens
or failed to comply with city or ated to use th
state housing codes. Most im- legal power t

ce

f'OLLOWING A YEAR - OLD tradition,
this issue of The Daily brings you a
heap, of grim giggles. We've carved out
unkind cuts to a few of the public figures
who so richly deserve them. Unfortunate-
ly, this list is by no means definitive,
so feel free to tack on your own submis-
sions. The prizes are in no particular or-
der. Ready? Judges, the envelope, please...
The Lighter Side of Genocide Turkey
goes to Idi Amin.
SGC wins the World Football League It
Was Nice While It Lasted Turkey for last-
ing as long as it did.
Cher wins the Well-Stuffed Turkey in the
Straw Turkey for being married to two
men at once when she's not married to
anyone at all.
The Flogging a Dead Turkey Turkey goes
to Rabbi Korpff for trying to revive Nixon.
Jimmy Hoffa gets the Old Teamsters
Never Die, They Just Keep on Truckin,
and Checkin' their Swiss Bank Accounts
Turkey. In absentia. Apparently he's under
the weather.
The It's Not What You Know, It's Who
You Know Turkey goes to Susan Ford who
at the tender age of 17 snared a prestigious
photographic internship with no experience
other than rubbing up against David Ken-
nerly.

Gerald Ford garners the
Need Right Wings Turkey
Rocky like a hot yam and
Reagan crowd.

Eagles Only
for dropping
courting the

Frank Rhodes is the trot-away winner
of the Back of the Bus, Lady, Turkey for
putting Jewel Cobb in her place and out
of the LS&A dean's office.
The Spiro Agnew Ethnic Slurs Turkey
goes to Earl Butz for his memorable com-
ment on the Pope's birth control stance:
"You no playa da game, you no maka da
rules."
William Colby takes the cake in the
Karen Quinlan You Don't Really Love Me,
You Just Keep Me Hangin' On Turkey
contest.
The Thieu for Me, One for Ky Domino
Turkey goes to good 'ole boy Hank Kis-
singer. Memorable quote: "The Commies
are comingl The Commies are coming!"
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Qnassis wins
the Merry Widow Turkey.
Ronald Reagan tops the field in the This
Way to the White House Turkey race.
Memorable quote: "When the boys are
down, tell them to go out and win one
for the Gipper."
State House Judiciary Committee Chair-
man Paul Rosenbaum gets the What's All
TODAY'S STAFF:
News: Elaine Fletcher, Pauline Lubens,
Cheryl Pilate, Tim Schick, Jeff
Sorensen, Stephen Hersh
Editorial Page: Paul Haskins; Marnie
Heyn, Doc Kralik, Tomaso Stevens
Arts Page: Jeff Sorensen
Photo Technician: Ken Fink

This Green Stuffing Turkey for refusing
to report out dope-related bills on the
grounds that there are more important
things to do.
This year's Turkeys Have Lips Turkey
belongs to Ron Nessen for getting up be-
fore the press corps and flapping them.
Perry Bullard takes the Hipper Than
Thou Turkey on general principles.
Former Mayor Jim Stephenson led the
pack in the Other Side of My Beak Tur-
key donnybrook for running after he swore
he wouldn't.
Anita Bryant ran away with the Any-
thing for a Song Turkey. Nobody gets that
high on orange juice.
Eldridge Cleaver, in a clutch move, swept
in to snare the James Dean Rebel Without
A Cause Turkey for coming home to roost.
The Keeping America Safe for Big Busi-
ness Turkey goes to state Senator Joe Mack
for his one-man crusade against Michigan's
environmental protection legislation.
The This Is the Way We Sscratch Our
Backs Turkey belongs to Kathy Kozachenko
for waffling on CDRS.
The UN General Assembly wins the Log
In My Eye Turkey. Memorable quote:
"What, me racist?"
The Populace in a Barrel Turkey Shoot
Turkey goes to the powers that be in Beirut
for allowing brigands to destroy their tax
base.
Bernard Barker takes the Would I Lie
to You Turkey for candor in his new job.
Would you buy Florida lake front property
from this man?
Patty Hearst gets the Go Away Girl Tur-
key for monopolizing headlines.
The Before It's Hatched Turkey wobbles
to Charlie Baggett for claiming the Heis-
man Trophy prior to the end of the sea-
son.
Police Chief Walter Krasny bagged the
Don't Look at Me, I Just Work Here Tur-
key for letting the feds insult students.
For the second straight year, the Uni-
versity's Opportunity Program wins the
I Have the Figures Here Somewhere Tur-
key for admitting that there are blacks
on campus.
Sports Staff
BRIAN DEMING
Sports Editor
MARCIA MERKER ........... Executive Editor
LEBA HERTZ .................. Managing Editor
JEFF SCHILLER..............Associate Editor
CONTRIBUITING EDITORS: Al Hrapsky, Jeff
Liebster, Ray O'Hara, Michael Wilson
NIGHT EDITORS: Rick Bonino, Tom Cameron,
Tom Duranceau, Andy Glazer Kathy Henne-
gban, Ed Lange, Rich Lerner, Scott Lewis. Bill
Stieg
ASSISTANT NIGHTEDITORS: Enid Goldman,
Marcia Katz, John Niemeyer Dave Whak
DESK ASSISTANTS: Paul Campbell, Marybeth
Dillon, Larry Engle, Aaron Gerstman, Jerome
Gilbert, Andy Lebet, Rick Maddock, Bob Miller.
Joyce Moy, Patrick Rode, Arthur Wightman

law established
can use any of
as a defense
r eviction for non-
nt.
BOR the new leg-
oon utilized on a
1969 when some
participated in a
t strike. AATU
to coordinate the
information and
tation to strikers
a bargaining ag-
the tenants and
paying their rent
rds, tenants who
ate dispute over
of their housing
m escrow account
aintained by AA-
cases this action
suit by the land-
tion for non-pay-
The vast major-
:ses were settled
terms acceptable
TO Cooperman,
cases resulted in
ins, (one woman
re her case was
even more signi-
was that for the
ants had cooper-
eir economic and
o force improve-

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The nature 0 ion " Another view,

By PHILIP KALSON
A RECENT ARTICLE under
the title "Zionism: In theory
and in fact," by twb members
of the Young Workers Libera-
tion League, prompts this writ-
ing. The above-mentioned arti-
cle contains a significant num-
ber of misstatements of fact
and misinterpretations of his-
tory; as well as tunnel vision
and incrimination by associa-
tion. These merit clarification.
The authors state: "At first
consideration was given to Pata-
gonia in Latin America and to
East Africa, but the Zionist
leaders finally settled upon Pal-
estine." The authors would have
us believe that the decision for
Jews to return en masse to
Palestine was an arbitraryone.
Schemes for resettlement in
such places (or, for that mat-
ter, in any of a number of oth-
er locations around the world
including more than one in the
U.S.) were never considered
seriously by the bulk of the
Jewish people. Moreover, the
authors fail to mention the his-
torical connection to Palestine
(or Israel - it makes no dif-
ference the name.) There has
been a Jewish presence in Pal-
estine throughout the Christian
era.
THE AUTHORS FOLLOW this
statement with: "Herzl spoke
of settlement in Palestine in
terms of "a people without land
to a land without people ... this
was a failure to recognize the
existence of the Palestinian peo-
ple." This statement, dated ap-
proximately 1900, seems entirely
reasonable within its historical
context. Palestine was a barren
land and, indeed, very sparsely
populated.
Nevertheless, the Jewish set-
tlers (pre-1948) bought the lands
which they settled and devel-
oped, andl attempted to main-

tain what one now calls "peace-,
ful coexistence" with their
neighbors. There was never a
failure to "recognize the exis-
tence" of the various groups in-
digent to the country which the
authors refer to collectively as
the Palestinian people.
The authors then make a seri-
ous misstatement of historical
events. According to them: "The
policy of division by Great Bri-
tain was successful enough to
warrant the UN to set up two
separate states, one Arab and
one Jewish. Britain refused to
accept this UN decision and the
Jewish people waged a success-
ful war for independence ... the
Israeli armies under Zionist
command (my emphasis) took
over one half of the land allot-
ted to the Palestinian Arabs. As
a result, 900,000 Arabs were
maderefugees in the course of
this war, and to this day have
not been allowed to return home.
Further annexation of Arab
lands was made in the 1956 and
1967 wars, increasing the num-
ber of refugees."
THIS STORY-BOOK VIEW of
history is absurd. The Britons
wanted to get out of Palestine
and approached the UN to take
the matter off their hands. They
welcomed the end of the UN
mandate in 1948.
Moreover, the Jewish inhabi-
tants of Palestine supported the
partition plan, which divided the
land among the Jews and the
Palestinians, the larger portion
going to the latter. However, it
was the Arabs who refused to
accept the plan. Arab armies
attacked as soon as the British
mandate ended. They encour-
aged the Palestinian Arabs to
leave their lands, 'temporarily,'
that is, until battle with the Jew-
ish state would convert all lands
to Arab control.
Certainly, a large number of

Arabs were made refugees in
1948, but, by whom? Similarly,
the 1956 and 1967 wars resulted
in additional refugees. However,
the authors fail to mention the
existence of an equivalent num-
ber of Jewish refugees, who
were persecuted and had to
leave Arab lands during the
same period. The Israelis have
welcomed these Jewish refugees
and attempted to integrate them
into Israeli society.. In contrast,
did Egypt, Syria or Jordan at-
tempt to integrate the Pales-
tinian refugees into their socie-
ties? The answer clearly is: No.
THE AUTHORS STATE: "The
foreign policy of Israel's rulers
reflects racism ... This is clear-
ly represented in Israel's close
economic and political relation-
ship with the apartheid govern-
ment of South Africa." Is this
guilt by association? Is it un-
reasonable that two countries,
both under international eco-
nomic sanctions, engage, by de-
fault, in trade with one an-
other? (Yes, even in weapons!)
Furthermore, is such guilt trans-
mitted to Israel's larger trad-
ing partners (West Germany,
etc.)?
I am not- racist, nor do I
rashly label others as such.
The authors state: "Operating
in a region inhabited by 100
million non-white peoples, Zion-
ism inevitably (my emphasis)
became racist." How does that
follow? According to their own
figures, "dark-skinned or Orien-
tal Jews make up 60% of Is-
rael's population." The authors,
no doubt, state that even though
they are in the majority, they
are being discriminated against.
Nevertheless, these Jews, the
majority in Israel, are, by defi-
nition, Zionists.
THE AUTHORS repeatedly re-
fer to "Zionism's ideas of Jew-
ish exclusiveness." Is not Arab

nationalism exclusive? For that
matter, is not American patriot-
ism?
The authors' solutions to the
problems in the Middle East are
unclear. In fact, they claim
"there is no real threat to the
existence of Israel from the
Arab countries." They deny
equating anti-Zionism with anti-
Semitism, yet they devote a
paragraph to the revival of spe-
cific anti - Semitic cliches (to,
what purpose?). They claim that
the recent UN vote was an ex-
pression of the struggle "against
imperialism and racism," and of
the "committment to a new in-
ternational order of equality and

peace. One would be naive to
assume that political expediency"
was not involved.
The authors have presented a
series of thoughts on an im-
portant current question - that
is, is Zionism racism? Clearly,
I believe the answer is no.
However, if they would like to
get their point across, they
should do. 'a little more read-
ing, use a little less rhetoric
and be a little less myopic.
Perhaps they will find the situ-
ation is not quite as they have
presented it.
Philip Kalson is a graduate
student in Engineering.

keyto s
ments in the conditions of their
housin. Landlords all over .the
city felt compelled to make re-
pairs for fear that their tenants
would take similar action.
DURING THE YEARS since
the rent strike of 1969-71 many
tenants have utilized their right
to withhold rent on an individ-
ual basis. According to Jona-
than Rose, lawyer for Student
"The most import-
ant point to remem-
ber in a rental dispute,
according to Cooper-
man, is that 'There is
absolutely no risk of
eviction for nonpay-
ment of rent if the
tenant is willing a n d
able to pay whatever
the judge or jury finds
due-'
Legal Aid, a tenant who has at
least an arguable claim against
his landlord has virtually noth-
ing to lose by withholding rent.
In many cases the action of
withholding rent will induce the

trike v
landlord to rectify the offend-
ing conditions or make appro-
priate rent reductions. If the
landlord insists on suing to evict
for nonpayment of rent, the out-
come will be decided in court
by either the judge or jury if
the tenant so requests. Indi-
viduals involved in court cases
whose income falls within spe-
cified guidelines can obtain free
legal representation from Stu-
dent Legal Aid, located on the
fourth floor of the Michigan
Union.
JURIES WILL ordinarily set-
tle a suit of this nature by or-
dering the tenant to pay some
portion of the withheld rent. The
jury decides how much is owed
based on its assessment of the
validity of the tenant's claims.
An example given by Rose en-
tailed a $300 rent reduction as a
result of a dwelling's noncom-
pliance with Ann Arbor Hos-
ing Code ordinance 8:509 which
requires that "all floors, walls,
ceilings, and roofs must be ---
capable of affording privacy
(lack of sound proofing basis
for code violation)."
According to Cooperman, the
most important information of
which a potential litigant should
be aware is that, "There is ab-
solutely no risk of eviction for
nonpayment of rent if the ten-
ant is willing and able to pay

ictory
whatever the jury or judge
finds due." This simple fact can
help combat intimidation tac-
tics employed by many land-
lords.
ROSE, WHO HAS worked for
legal services for almost five
years, states; "Of the hun-
dreds of evictions cases I've
seen, I only remember 'a couple
that have actually resulted in
the removal of the tenant by the
sheriff. This is because ten-
ants who assert their rights with
legal help can resist landlords
very effectively."
Today there exists grounds
for many Ann Arbor tenants to
withhold their refit, an action
that could effect significant
changes in the high rents and
slnb-stindard conditions of hous-
ing. The problems are all too
familiar to anyone who has
been a tenant in Ann Arbor:
heat that won't work, leaky
niimbine, fire-tran construct-
ion, hazardols wiring, lack of
semhVhnce of security, walls
too thin to afford privacy, etc.
Thro'nh the right to withhold
rent tenants have the nower to
change thesA conditions. If you
have a housing problem, first
seek the help that is available
from Student Legal Air and
AATU, and second, find out
about your rights and use them.

$Pe,6KJM& O4F TPE...

PART TWO:
Taiwan

ii

By PAUL T. K. LIN
The following is the second of a two-part discussion of
the immediate and long-range prospects of Taiwan and the
U.S. role in the island's prolonged resistance to assimilation
by the Peoples Republic of China.
T0 GAIN A SHARPER PERSPECTIVE on U.S. policy choices,
let us take a closer look at Taiwan's immediate and
long-range prospects.
In the short run, Taiwan's future under the tottering Chiang
regime seems bleak. The island's highly touted "showcase"
economic growth is cracking under the impact of the crisis,
now affecting the capitalist world. As a semi-colonial area
devoted to the low-cost processing of export goods, Taiwan
has been, up to now, a phenomenal bonanza for some U.S.
corporations, owing to unscrupulous exploitation of brutally
policed cheap labor, and to the Chiang regime's tax conces-
sions and foreign exchange favors that allow them to take their
profits out of the country. The wealth extracted by foreign
corporations has at the same time fatteneda small stratum
of Taiwan's population which acts as the agents of these com-
panies, while giving a surface glitter to Taiwan's slum- and
brothel-ridden cities.
BUT NOW, THE INTERNATIONAL inflation - recession,
particularly in the United States and Japan, threatens the

upe iment
regimes run by mercenary dictators. In the Chiang police
state, as formery in the American-backed dictatorships of
Lon Nol in Cambodia and Nguyen Van Thieu in South Viet-
nam, repression and exploitation at home and the selling-out
of national interests abroad have provoked popular opposi-
tion. What happens as time runs out for such regimes is
clearly illustrated in the case of Taiwan.
TAIWAN'S BUSINESS SCENE, for example, everywhere
reveals the obsessive scramble to make the last makeable
dollar. The rich send their funds and families abroad to safety,
while others seek either a government sinecure for a last
chance to enrich themselves or a job with an American
firm that might lead to a U.S. passport. Despite the con-
tinuing make-believe propaganda about "recovering the main-
land," Taiwan's tired, tense officialdom is at heart well
aware that the Chiang regime has journeyed to the end of
borrowed time. Dusk is falling, and there are no roads ahead
in the gathering gloom.
"Taiwan's tired, tense officialdom is at
heart well aware that the Chiang regime has
journeyed to the end of borrowed time."
Whatever last-ditch schemes the Chiang regime may try

to

As he prepares to visit Peking, President Ford must de-
cide what course to take. Nearly all known recommendations
boil down to unworkable schemes for finding some sort of
face-saving device on the Taiwan issue. Why not, some ad-
visers suggest, ask the Chinese first to declare their inten-
tion to liberate Taiwan peacefully, whereupon the United
States could then graciously and approvingly take note of
the declaration and proceed to annul the 1954 U.S.-Chiang
Mutual Defense Treaty, paving the way for U.S.-PRC nor-
malization?
SUCH PROPOSALS LACK LOGIC, realism, and principle.
Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan, recognized in the Shanghai
Communique, rules out the imposition of any American pre-
conditions on an eventual solution. Furthermore, U.S. advice
that Peking should seek a "peaceful settlement" is totally
uncalled for and deceptive. The peaceful liberation of Taiwan
has been thespreferred policy of the People's Republic for
some 20 years. But the experience of the Chinese civil war
shows that any attempt at peaceful negotiations with the
Kuomintang accomplishes nothing unless the option of armed
liberation is simultaneously kept open.
The choice is clearly up to the Chiang regime. To this
day it has been intransigent on this question. The Kuomintang
relies precisely on the Mutual Defense Treaty and the presence
of U.S. forces on the island to hold out against a peaceful
settlement. To reverse cause and effect by calling on Peking

US-China

rapport
ng goes - to stop the pot from boiling, one mus
firewood out from under.
are in addition those who believe that China mighi
> eager to see the United States pull out of the
ce this would leave a "power vacuum" which the
ion might be tempted to fill. But how can such geo-
nalyses have any relevance to the case except, in.
underscore the urgency of Taiwan Province rejoin.
owerful motherland? Besides, the recent victorie
s fighting for their independence have shown tha
iacuums" resulting from the retreat of imperialis
e likely to be filled quickly and effectively by pe
er. In this way, the countries and areas concerne
ing pawns in the superpower game and achieve
stability allowing for progressive change.

"To reverse cause and effect by calling od
Peking for 'peaceful' approaches as a pre
requisite to U.S. withdrawal is hardly an hon
est and realistic basis of negotiation."
TTodHIMW
THE ULTIMATE REALITY TO BE FACED is this: t

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