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Vol. LXXXVI, No. 151

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, April 4, 1976

10 Cents

Eight Pages

C. I
UHC elections
Voters in last week's University Housing Council
(UHC) elections narrowly passed a referendum to
continue the dormitory boycott of non-United Farm-
worker's Union lettuce and grapes, for the fourth
straight year. UHC elections director Tim O'Neill
called the ten per cent voter turnout "good." In
the race for UHC positions, Gary Fabian and Tom
Reeder won the presidential and vice-presidential
slots, respectively. They will take office next fall
along with: Douglas Farr (Alice Lloyd-East Quad
district); Otis Washington (Bursley); Susan Sprin-
gate (W e s t Quad - Barbour - Newberry); Warren
Thornthwaite (Couzens -Mosher -Jordan -Stockwell);
Greg Higby (Markley-Oxford); and Edward Zim-
merman (South Quad-Fletcher).
Bigger is better?
Business economics Prof. Ross Wilhelm says the
consumer preference for big cars, despite the
energy crisis, came as a shock to the automakers
and shows Americans are not willing to lead
"sparse and frugal lives." He adds, "The growing
demand for big cars flies in the face of all the
conventional wisdom that we hear from environ-
mentalists that the American people are in the
process of changing their life styles and wants
because of the onset of a world of scarcity and
rapidly diminishing resources."
Strike settlement
A meeting has been tentatively scheduled to-
morrow for the formal signing of contract agree-
ments reached a week ago to end the Eastern
Michigan University (EMU) employe strike. The
EMU Board of Regents voted Friday to approve
the contracts with United Auto Workers Locals
1975 and 1976, representing about 550 clerical, ad-
ministrative professional and technical employes.
The two year pacts provide for a five per cent
wage hike retroactive to July 1 last year and
another five per cent hike effective next July 1.
Coleman for Carter
Detroit Mayor Coleman Young says he will
support former Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter in the
state Democratic presidential primary May 18th.
Young said his "dream ticket" would pair Hubert
Humphrey (D-Minn.) and Edward Kennedy (D-
Mass.) for the nation's two top jobs in November.
Since neither are official candidates, "I don't have
any choice but to support him (Carter)." Young
predicted the state primary will be a race between
Carter and Henry Jackson of Washington, with
Alabama Governor George Wallace bringing up
third and Rep. Morris Udall of Arizona fourth.
... begin today at 3 p.m. with a Native American
cultural event, "White Roots of Peace" . . . it
will include exhibits, movies and traditional dances,
lasting until midnight in the Union Ballroom . . .
at 6 p.m. Anita Montero will speak at the Yoga
Center of Ann Arbor, 500 Miller on "Feminine
and Masculine Principles in Yoga" . . . at 8 p.m.
in the Law Quad ballroom the Students Against
S-1 are sponsoring a dance featuring Melodioso ...
Monday at 4 p.m. in the Business School's Hale
Aud. Irving Kristol will lecture on "Urban and
Social Values" . . . also at 4 Dr. Sarah Hrdy will
lecture on "Infanticidal Male and Female Counter-
strategists Among the Lansurs of Abu" in Rm. 25
Angell Hall . . . from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "White
Roots of Peace" continues in the Union Ballroom
.. at 8 p.m. the Galens Medical Society will pre-
sent "My Fair Malady" in Trueblood And. of the
Frieze Bldg.
Birdbrain research
A Los Angeles psychiatrist is studying bird
brains to develop a safer motorcycle crash hel-
met. "Clearly the woodpecker's brain is protect-
ed somehow from impact and vibration injury,"
says Dr. Philip May in the latest issue of a

British medical journal. May notes that the fea-
thered creatures can bore into trees for food fas-
ter than the ordinary movie camera can record
- and without any trace of a headache. "It
looks like the brain is packed tight," May specu-
lates. "When you think about it, that's the way
they ship glassware and statues. Yet that is not
the .way protective helmets are made." May's
brainstorm came to him one day when he saw
a woodpecker tapping away at a tree, and sud-
denly, enlightenment struck. "Like Newton when
the apple dropped on his head, I'm sure." Now,
if Newton had been wearing a protective hel-
On the inside...
. . Sunday Magazine has Susan Ades writing
about DES (synthetic estrogen) . . . and Sports
page offers the latest pro baseball results.


From Wire Service Reports
Ill. - Labor Secretary W.
J. Usery yesterday an-
nounced a tentative agree-
ment settling the three-
day-old Teamsters union
strike which had brought
violence to the highways
and layoffs in the factor-
The agreement putting
all the 400,000 Teamsters
involved back at their jobs
and on the roads is subject
to membership ratification.
HOWEVER, Teamsters Presi-
dent Frank Fitzsimmons said,
"We are recalling our men. Our
position is the strike has been
The secretary said, "The
negotiating committee will re-
commend approval to its mem-
bership. I look forward to see-
ing it ratified as soon as possi-
But in Detroit, spokespersons
for the auto industry said Gen-
eral Motors and American Mo-
tors plants which closed Friday
because of parts shortages may
remain shut for several days
until stockpiles can be rebuilt.
Officials of Ford and Chrysler,
which kept their assembly lines
moving, may yet have to halt
production due to shortages
caused by the first coast-to-
coast Teamsters strike..
"IT ALL depends on how
many holes there are in the
pipeline," a Chrysler spokes-
man said.
Returning to Washington
from two days of campaigning
in Wisconsin, Ford issued a
statement expressing pleasure
with the settlement. "I want to
compliment the negotiators
and Secretary Usery for their
efforts to work out a settlement
through the collective bargain-
ing process," he said.
The strike, which caused lay-
offfs in Detroit, Wisconsin and

elsewhere in the nation, also
triggered sporadic violence
against truckers who kept their
rigs moving despite the work
A BULLET shattered the
window of a truck on the Ohio
turnpike Saturday. Since the
strike started, there have been
shootings in at least five
Yesterday's settlement was
with Trucking Employers Inc.
(TEI), the largest employer's
group and the only major one
to hold out from an agreement
hammered out by Usery Fri-
The TEI holdout had kept
160,000 Teamsters still on

strike. After the partial settle-
ment announced Friday night,
60 per cent of those covered had
been told to get back on the
IN ITS short duration, the
strike had already forced some
auto plants to close down or
announce shutdowns. The walk-
out had threatened to cripple
the nation's economy, stalling
shipments of goods from steel
to beer.
Details of the pact were not
disclosed, but reliable Team-
ster sources said the union had
won its demands for unlimited
cost of living rises and a wage
and benefits increase of about
30 per cent over three years.

Ideologies collide
The Second Ward clash between Earl Greene, Democratic
candidate, and the radical Socialist Human Rights Party (SHRP)
challenger, Diane Kohn, will culminate in tomorrow's city elec-
Greene, vigorously hitting the campaign trail over the last
three weeks, and Kohn, making a last-ditch attempt for the ex-
piring third party, have dominated the Ward Two contest. The
Republican contender, James Reynolds, has run a quiet-almost
invisible-campaign in this liberal and heavily student-populated
THE DIFFERENCES in the political philosophies of the ideal-
istic Kohn and Greene, a strict party man, emerge almost imme-
diately in their debates on the police department, enforcement of
the city's Human Rights Ordinance and housing.
Kohn, a bookstore employe, strongly advocates the election of
a five-member citizens' control board empowered to discipline
and fire officers. She also wants to take guns away from police,
explaining, "Guns are dangerous. All that guns do is encourage
more people to have shoot-outs with the police."
Greene, on the other hand, does not think a community com-
mittee controlling the police department is "realistic." Instead,
he believes that a Democratic majority on council would be able
to pressure the department into rearranging priorities.
IN HIS Virginian drawl, he asserts that the department should
send more police into the field and cut down on administrative
See WARD, Page 2

, 'IDon'tcha fee l ii.':leg'
Playing to a packed house of over 4,000 at Hill Auditorium last night, Maria Muldaur crooned
through a series of her hits. She played the first half of a concert which featured Jesse Colin


enters race

Marvin Stempien, former ma-
jority floor leader of the state
House of Representatives, yes-
terday declared his candidacy
for the U.S. Congress in Michi-
gan's 2nd Congressional Dis-
The9LivoniarDemocrat lost
his 1972 bid for that seat to
Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor).
But, this year Esch is vacating
his position to run for the U.S.
"I AM concerned today, as I
was in 1972, about the future of
o'r nation and about the lives of
the people in this district," said
Stempien at a press conference
in the Michigan Union yesterday
He will face at least two other
candidates in the Democratic
nrimary in August - Monroe

County Commissioner Delbert
Hoffman and Dr. Edward
Pierce, who narrowly lost to
John Reuther in the 1974 pri-
Two Republicans have also de-
clared their candidacies in the
August primary. They are Ann
Arbor City Councilman Ronald
Trowbridge and Carl Pursell of
STEMPIEN calls the economy
an overriding issue in this year's
"I will be in the forefront of
the fight to restore our economy,
to cut inflation and to promote
the creation of jobs and oppor-
tunity for small businessmen,"
he stated at yesterday's press
The Democrat vehemently at-
tacked whatrhetermed "the
Nixon-Ford administration" for
depriving "American working
people of a decent standard of
The 42-year-old Stempien is a
University graduate and served
six years in the state House,
which included a stint as chair-
man of the Judiciary Subcom-
mittee on Consumer Protection,
and was also chairman of the
secialscommittee on the Con-
sumer Credit Code.

Door-to-door passage
rests on student turnout


Daily News Analysis
The passage of a ballot proposal retaining door-
to-door voter registration in the city rests on a
high student voter turnout in tomorrow's elec-
tion, and local democrats have been working
double time trying to coax an apathetic student
body out to the polls.
Indeed, the system-instituted here last Sep-
tember by a resolution permitting the city clerk
to deputize registrars - has been opposed by
some local Republicans for its tendency to re-
cruit non-Republican types, those voters who
normally would not register. Democrats, how-
ever, adhering to the principle of maximum voter
participation, favor door-to-door's continued ex-
THE DEMOCRATS hope that a large student
turnout can counteract traditional mass turnouts
in the staunchly Republican Third and Fifth

Wards, and approve the door-to-door proposal
after its defeat last year.
Yet this is 1976, and student involvement in
the political spectrum has cooled since the rau-
cous heydey of the '60's.
Last year, for example, ,only 55 per cent of
Ward Two's 2,881 registered voters between the
ages of 18 and 20 cast ballots in the election, a
figure which, if repeated, could spell doom for
the proposal's passage.
"OUR DIFFICULTY is getting people to the
polls," Greg Hebert, Democratic Second Ward
Chairperson who favors door-to-door. "You can
register all the students you want, but if they
don't come to the polls, it (the ballot proposal)
will lose."
The Democrats' aim is to reach the voters in
the Second Ward, which encompasses a huge
chunk of University students, particularly dormi-
tory residents. Howe-er, a slibdiied campaign by
See DOOR, Page 2

Hard campaign trail
tests hopeful's mettle

At quarter to six, Martin
Black heads his green Fire-
bird - equipped with bro-
chures and a map of city and
county sections of ward three-
towards a student apartment
building. He doggedly treads on,
spending another Saturday
campaigning for election to
City Council.
Walking up to the apart-
ment, Black tries to remember
where the managers live, hop-
ing to avoid their detection.
"I'LL JUST HIT all the apart-
ments away from theirs first so
they don't kick us out too quick-
ly," he reasons.
Black knocks on the first
door. "Hello, I'm Martin Black,
candidate for City Council for
the Third Ward. Could I leave
you some of my literature?" he

"CAN YOU USE something
other than this bicentennial
line? I'm getting sick of it."
Black slowly explains that he,
too, is tired of the approach
"but my publicity people tell
me to use it."
After an initially favorable
response, he quickly gets the
customary reply - an abrupt
"OK, I'll look it over, Thank
you." In his standard spiel,
Black invites the resident to
ask him any questions on city
council - "how it works, why
it sometimes doesn't work" -
and invites them to give him a
call if nothing occurs to them.
So far, after knocking on over
1,500 doors, he hasn't gotten a
single call.
But he has gotten a lot of
flak from his subconscious for
the direction of the whole cam-
paign. He finds himself nearly
reciting the camnaien bit in

Bridge comes first
inlvesI of addicts
Picture fWr people huddled around a table playing cards
with smoke slowly filling the room. The atmosphere is quiet
with a distinct tension in the air. Sounds like a Las Vegas
casin, or perhaps a scene from the Cincinnati Kid, but
actually it's just a typical night of duplicate bridge.
Over 400 addicts, many of them students, play bridge
monthly at the Ann Arbor franchise of the American Contract
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