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Wednesday, May 16f-1973

THE SUMMER DAIL /

Page Three

GILL TO TAKE TOP SPOT
SGC: A host of surprises

TWO PUPPIES ponder their fate after being deposited at the Huron Valley Humane Society. It's
one lives there long.

i f ' r) APPENtCAL rAi Y 1
Damage deposit bill
LANSING -State Representative Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) has introduced a
bill in the legislature requiring landlords
pay five per cent interest on all security
deposits. Bullard said, "If some of his
(the tenant's) money must be locked away
from hiss as a security deposit, he should
be getting interest on it. As it is now, if
the money is banked, the landlord gets the
interest even though it isn't his money."
The bill -- an amendment to the 1972
Landlord - Tenant Relations Act - has
been referred to the House Urban Affairs
Committee.
Liberation "threatens"
In an article appearing in the May is-
sue of Psychology Today, University Prof.
Judith Bardwick writes that "the libera-
tion of women threatens both sexes."
Bardwick claims that members of both
sexes are naturally resistant to change
and adds, "traditional roles provide ful-
fillment as well as frustration. And the
knes roles till provide frustration as well
as fulfillment."
Skylab problems
CAPE KENNEDY - Troubles with
NASA's $2.5 billion Skylab mission multi-
plied yesterday when it was discovered
that the failure of the solar power wings
was causing the craft's internal temper-
ature to soar to over 100 degrees. Space
agency officials said that, among other
options, they were considering sending up
astronauts on an inspection mission.
Happenings .. .
for today are sparse, indeed. If you
are into German Expressionism in graphic
arts, an exhibition is being held at the
SMuseum of Art ... famous diamonds are
being featured at the Exhibit Museum . .
otherwise, it's a nice day to sit in the Arb
and stare at the earthworms.
A2's weather
The weather should be better today than
yesterday, with a high of around 65 and an
anticipated low of about 40. Towards eve-
ning there will be a chance of showers
combined with a gradual warming trend.

Humane Society does
dirty work for people

By LAURA BERMAN
The trucks emblazoned with police in-
signia unload the prey of a day's work.
Stray dogs, biting dogs, dogs that are no
longer wanted are pushed and shoved into
the wire kennels of the Huron Valley Hu-
mane Society. And an authentic American
villain-the dogcatcher-is hard at work.
Others come to the wire kennels too.
Those who no longer want the dogs they
have raised, or who don't want to bother
trying to sell mongrel puppies. People
who are moving.
And this unfortunate conglomerate of
stray dogs, biting dogs, and dogs that are
no longer wanted is the sole responsibility
of Irvit Maynard, the director of the
county's Humane Society.
"We have to do the dirty work for
other people," lie says.
The Humane Society is not an inhu-
mane place. The dogs are well-fed, their
cages are cleaned and disinfected each
day, they are separated by size into ap-
propriate kennels. De-clawed cats that

can't defend themselves are kept in sepa-
rate cages. It is almost the kind of place
you would want to leave your dog while
vacationing.
But the Humane Society is a sad place.
Of the 11,222 dogs that were brought there
in 1971, almost 75 percent were destroyed.
Over 6,000 of the 7,000 cats who found
their way to the Society were destroyed.
And there were twice as many animals
at the Humane Society last year as there
were ten years earlier.
People continue to dump animals with-
out identification on highways when they
no longer want them. And Maynard says,
the student community is particularly
guilty of animal neglect. He estimates that
almost 25 per cent of the Humane So-
ciety's animals come from the Univer-
sity.
"I don't think it's wrong for students to
have animals," he says. "Everyone should
have animals' The problem arises when
students just leave their dogs to stray
See HUMANE, Page 5

By DAN BIDDLE
Last month's s e a o n d run of Student
Go-vernment Counci's all-campus election
has produced some surprising results.
Lee Andrew Gill, a black political ac-
tivist with a criminal record, won a land-
slide victory over four other SGC presi-
dential ca: didates. Gill received nearly
43 per cent of the vote on a campus that
has one black student for every ten
whites.
AND A BALLOT rooiisal calling for
optional SGC dues, expected to receive
strong endorsement, was swamped by a
three-to-one "no" vote.
The voting on ballot questions 'el into
a bizarrely uneven pattern, as sidents
voted nine-to-one in favor iof reducing dues
assessment from $1 to 75 cents per se-
mester after trouncing a move to drop
dues altogether.
Assistant Elections Director Bert Mo-
berg, who supervised the final computer-
ized vote tablation, insisted Monday that
the tightly guarded voting process "allow-
ed virtually no chaice" for tie kind cif
massive vote fraud which taroedoed the
original Mar-h al-campus balloting.
BUT MOBERG oted that the voting on
proposals showed marked inconsistency.
"It really doesn't nake sense," Moberg
said.
Gill's victory topped a stccessfil effort
for the Ieftwing Students' Rights Party
(SRP), which swept three of five open
Council seats.
THE COALITION of Liberals and Mod-
erates Party (CLAMP) took the other twi
seats, shutting out strong campaign efforts
from the middle-of-the-road and conser-
sative forces of the Stop Taxation-Open
Programs (STOP) ticket, and the Re-
sponsible Alternative Party.
Gill, a 24-year-old ex-Chicagoan, spent
eight months of a two vear sentence in
Milan Federal Penitentiary for interstate
auto theft before entering the Usniversity
in 1971.
GILL WAS successfully paroled after
taking on a leadership rlde in numerous
inmate organizations; parole officers and
prison officials alike describe him as "a
brilliant human being" and "as ciose to
being totally rehabilitated as any prisoner
can be."
His criminal record includes nine other
arrests on charges ranging from stolen
gods possession to interstate flight.
The flight charge stems from Gill's
one-and-a-half year disappearance follow-
ing arrest on the interstate auto theft
charge.
ALL OF THE other charges have since
been dropped, but Gill told The Daily that
See SGC, Page S
itened by
obatics?
those who might go over have been voting
with the GOP on legislation for a long
time.
In summary, the Connally departure,
while not an obvious plus for the Demo-
crats, does not look like more than a small-
change minus.
A News Analysis
NOW CONSIDER WHAT it might mean
on the Republican side.
First, anyone can guess that it hasn't
helped the disposition of Vice President
Spiro Agnew, who is the GOP conserva-
tive wing's most likely champion for 1976.
Despite his association with the Kennedy
administration as Navy secretary, Con-
nally's conservative credentials are just
about as valid as Agnew's; he has far
more experience in both state and na-

tional government; and he has as many
or more potential rich backers.
AND NOT LEAST, Connally came up in
Texas' cut-throat politics, compared to
See CONNALLY, Page 5

Connally: Who is threc
his recent political acr
By ARNOLD B, SAWISLAK
WASHINGTON (UPI)-Some time hav-
ing passed since John Connally informed
the world that he has become a Republi-
can, it seems safe to conclude that the
Democratic Party will survive the shock.
Will the GOP?
Even if Connally's long-expected con-
version does lure some other nominal
Democrats to defect with him, the losses
to his former party now seem likely to be
limited to Texas and perhaps a couple of
other Southern states.
POLITICIANS SNIFF at no reductions of
their strength, but the fact is that the
National Democratic Party has been in
bad odor in those parts for some time,
and without Lyndon Johnson might have
been shut out in Texas and much of the
South during the 1960's.
The loss of a handful of Texas and other
Southern members of Congress does not
seriously threaten the Democratic position
on Capitol Hill. The potential switches do
not seem numerous enough to shift con-
John Connally trol of the House or Senate, and most of

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