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Vol. LXXXII, No. 37-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, July 8, 1972 Ten Cents Twelve Pages
Court eals Mc dvern setback
N7 lConvention to have final say


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SEN. GEORGE McGOVERN (top) confers with Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.) in Washington yester-
day. Nelson reportedly is seeking the second spot on the Dmocratic ticket. Meanwhile, despite
his dismal showing in the primaries, Sen. Edmund Muskie (below) is greeted by an enthusiastic
crowd i Miami Beach.
HEW to introduce ortinances
for protection of local tenants

on California delegate status
WASHINGTON (1---The Supreme Court yesterday told
the Democratic party it must decide for itself whether
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.) should receive all of
California's delegates to the national convention and
whether the Chicago delegation of Mayor Richard Daley
should be seated.
In a 6-3 ruling, the high court suspended an appeals
court decision that had returned to McGovern 151 California
delegates which the party's Credentials Committee had
stripped from him last week.
It took no action on a petition from the Democratic
party and from the forces of Daley on their request to
decide whether the Credentials Committee could legally
oust the Daley delegates. -
The effect of the court's rul-
ing was to send the squabblesG o
back into the laps of the Demo-
crats and to again substantially
dim McGovern's hopes for ao
first ballot victory.lou (
The ruling raised the spectre I s o
-as pointed out by dissecting
Justice Thurgood Marshall-
that the hieh court might have atliem s
to "declare the convention null
and void and to require that it
be repeated" if the Democrats By CHRIS PARKS
do not settle their dispute among special To The Daily
themselves. MIAMI BEACH - A shouting,
The Democratic Party, in a shoving group of a "poor peo-
memorandum given the court, ple's coalition" forced their way
said attempts to alter delega- into a closed meeting of the
tions are springing up in the Democratic National Conven-
District of Columbia, in Missis- tion's Arrangements Committee
sippi and in Arkansas. yesterday and demanded higher
In reaction to yesterday's Su- representation of blacks and the
preme Court ruling, McGovern poor at next week's convention.
issued a statement which said The group of some 100 pro-
in part:
"By a divided court decision,
it is now the responsibility of the ipp *e!
delegates to the national con- The Yippies have moved into
vention to protect the rule of Miami Beach's Flamingo Park
law - and the nation's time- in preparation for the Demo-
honored sense of fair play. We cratic National Convention -
do not change the rules of the and Miami may never recover.
game after the game is over. See story, Page 3
"I feel confident that the
American sense of fair play will testers refused to leave the
will out in Miami. Millions of meeting after announcing their
Americans have become skepti- demands for at least 750 floor
cal about our entire political seats and a platform plank guar-
process. anteeing a minimum annual in-
"We have a great opportunity come of $6,500 for a family of
to restore their faith by demon- four.
strating that the Democratic
party is a party that stands for The coalition includes mem-
justice and fair play." hers of the Southern Christian
The high court did not over- Leadership Conference (SCLC),
turn the decision by the U.S. the National Welfare Rights Or-
Circuit Court of Appeals but ganization (NWRO), the Peo-
only issued a stay of that ple's Coalition for Peace and
court's order returning the dele- Justice, and the National Ten-
gates to McGovern. ants Organization.
The court took no action on The demonstrators were allow-
See McGOVERN, Page 8 See POOR, Page 8
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The Human Rights Party
(HRP) will introduce a compre-
hensive ordinance to protect
tenants' rights under the feder-
al rent control regulations at
City Council Monday.
The party will attempt to
subsitute its legislation for what
it called a "totally ineffective"
measure scheduled for second
reading, which provides only
that a landlord must give a ten-
ant information from which the
tenant can calculate the base
rent. It was introduced by
Council member Robert Faber.
The HRP substitute states
that a landlord must provide
base rent information, his or
her calculation of the base rent,
the current rent, and his or her
calculation of the maximum
legal rent. This must be given
in writing, both to the tenant
and to the City Assessor.
Under the HRP ordinance the
City Assessor is given the duty
of calculating the base rent and
the maximum legal rent for a
small percentage of the city's
units, and ;nowing tenants how
to calculate this, in addition to
maintaining an open file of all
information received from land-
lords. The system proposed is
compatible with the Assessor's
existing files.
Also, while Faber's measure
provides no penalties, the HRP
legislation would impose a fine
of up to $100 and allow any
person to go to court to force
landlords' compliance.
The party's ordinance to cre-

ate a Citizens Budget Commis-
sion will have its first reading
on July 10. The Commission
would have 11 members and
would propose an alternate bud-
get, or suggested amendments
to the budget submitted each
year by the City Administrator.
The party feels that power over
the city's finances and pro-
grams should be taken from
the Administrators and put in
the hands of the citizens.
Also scheduled for its first
reading is the HRP's-ordinance
to have two of the five city
Housing Commission members
elected by tenants. This furthers
the party's position in favor of
community control of public
State law requires that the
Mayor appoint all five mem-
bers, so the ordinance states,
for two of the five members,
that "the Mayor shall appoint
that person receiving the hig-
est number of votes at an at-
large election to be held among
the tenants in the housing pro-
iects supervised by the Commis-
Scheduled for second reading
is the party's ordinance - in-
troduced April 17 and in com-
mittee since then - expanding
and strengthening the city's hu-
man rights ordinance to pre-
vent discrimination in housing
and employment on the basis
of sex, sexual preference, mari-
. tal, status, and educational sta-

The resolution introduced on
May 8 demanding that the po-
lice cease asking for the iden-
tification of passengers in cars
will be acted upon, as will a
resolution asking for at least a
two-month parking ticket "am-
nesty" period and supporting
the efforts of the City Admin-
istrator along those lines.
George returns
Alabama Gov. George Wallace
waves after he arrived in Miami
yesterday to attend the Demo-
cratic National Convention: Be-
hind Wallace is an unidentified
Alabama State Trooper. At rear,
is Miami Beach Mayor Chuck

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