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Vol. LXXXII No. 58-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, August 8, 1972

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Local principal
reinstated by
school board
The Ann Arbor Board of Education in an executive
session last night reinstated Fred Leonard as principal of
Forsythe Junior High School for at least another year.
The. action reversed a controversial board decision
made a few weeks ago to transfer Leonard to field direc-
tor for the city's public schools. The board's reason for
this transfer and the subsequent reinstatement have not
been made public.
Since the transfer decision was announced, a few
weeks ago, angry parents have appeared at the regular
board meetings to present opinions both critical and sup-
portive of the board's decision.
Racial tensions were appar- -
ent at these meetings as some
community members expressed
concern that Leonard, a black P oil en
principal, was transferred while
white principals of equally
troubled schools were not both-
While disagreeing with the
board's original action, Schoolion
Superintendent Bruce McPher-
son last night defended the By LORIN LABARDEE
board members' "right and re-
sponsibility" to visit the schools Todayrvoters will choose
and "express concern about their favorite condidates to run
conditions in the school dis- in the November general elec-
trict, or in individual schools." tion. The positions under con-
Board member Henry John- sideration run the gamut from
son, an outspoken critic of the a seat in the House of Repre-
Leonard transfer who engi- sentatives in Washington to
neereddhistreinstatement, said rainCommissioner of Wash-
last night that the board got tenaw County. The final vote
off "extremely light" in the totals will culminate weeks of
case. frenzied campaigning.
Claiming there was "no jus-
tification" for the original POLLING PLACES
transfer. Johnson said t h e A reminder from the city
board should have apologized to clerk's office: Precinct boun-
Leonard. daries in the city have been
Johnson, who is University redrawn and new polling places
vice president for student serv- If you
ices, further claimed that there care unsure of your polling plaie,
was "not enough said" at the tration card or call the League
meeting, and that there were of Women Voters at 7610978
"still crucial issues that never 9713428, or 7692314.
got touched." 9713428,_or_7692314.
In announcing the decision
to reinstate Leonard, Board in Ann Arbor, 61,088 people
President Ted Heusel proposed are registered to vote in this
that the administration es- eection, an increase of 4,000
tablish more specific guidelines voters since the April 3 elec-
for the evaluation of adminis- tion. According to City Clerk
trators' performances. See VOTERS, Page 12

Shriver speaks to reporters
Sargent Shriver, George McGovern's vice presidential choice, speaks to reporters yesterday outside his
home shortly before flying to Washington to consult with the South Dakota senator. The Democratic
National Committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon to officially place Shriver on the November
Judge retains charges against
remaining crater' defendants,

In an unexpected move, Dis-
trict Court Judge Sandorf El-
den yesterday did not dismiss
charges against three persons
arrested in an anti-war crater
dig-even though he had dis-
missed charges against a fourth
person arrested in the Ifay in-
Also, at a pretrial hearing
yesterday Elden allowed prose-
cution lawyers to amend charges
against 27 persons arrested in
the June 17 crater dig with an
unsigned and ordinarily unac-
ceptable complaint.
Defense lawyer Thomas Bent-
ley called the actions "highly
irregular." He added that it
was 'very likely" he would seek
a superintendent controlaction
in circuit court to overrule El-
Prosecution lawyer Leonard
Kowalski refused to comment on
either case.
Elden's refusal to grant a full
dismissal of charges of "willful
and malicious destruction of
property" in the "Crater Four"
proceeding came as a surprise
after the July 28 dismissal of
charges against Jonathan Gold-
man, '73, one of the original
four defendants.
today's weather
Cool with increasing cloudi-
ness through the day and a 60
per cent change of rain this
evening. High vsear 70 and low
tonight in the mid-50's, with
clearing expected tomorrow.

The other three defendants,
Rainbow People's Party member
Genie Plamondon, Richard Eng-
land, Grad, and Jay Hack, a
former Student Government
Council administrative vice-
president, now face a full jury
trial the second week of Septem-
Charges against them stem
from the digging of four sym-
bolic bomb craters on the Diag
during an all-day anti-war pro-

test held May 19 to commemor-
ate the birthdays of Ho Chi
Minh and Malcolm X.
The trial had originally been
set for July 20, but on that date
Elden granted Kowalski's re-
quest for a later pretrial hear-
ing, giving the prosecution an
opportunity to amend the orig-
inal destruction of property
charge. Defense lawyers had
claimed the original charge was
See JUDGE, Page 12

TVcorners Ste mpien
By DIANE LEVICK map, picturing scenic places, and a cover
Office-seekers traditionally send out letter welcoming any questions to Stem-
large campaign mailings to their dis- pien.
tricts, but today's state primary is tainted When the WJBK news crew began film-
by the possibly unethical mailing practices ing the loading, the campaign workers
of State Rep. Marvin Stempien, a candi- rushed into the car and stalled it sev-
date for 53rd district seat in Congress. eral times, trying for a quick get-away.
Idte r3d dtrt sea i gres- r "ft was like a second-rate James Bond
sIn the second part of a three - part movie," Greene muses.
series Sunday night, WJBK-TV news Greene later discovered that the let-
documented Stempien's use--or abuse-or ter and envelopes were "purchased, print-
state congressmen's printing privileges. ed, and addressed at state expense."
Both political parties in Lansing run Stempien clsims he used campaign
their own full-scale printing office for funds for the postage, however.
use of congressmen-with some limita- Greene says the state map mailing was
tions. not "blatantly political." It's the subtlety
A WJBK news crew discovered a mass of it - putting his name in front of the
mailing being loaded into a car outside voters before election," says Greene.
Stempien's office on July 31. Curious as to "We didn't set out to discredit or hurt
what was going on, WJBK Lansing bu- him," Greene continues. "It was unfor-
reau chief Tom Greene took a look at tunate that we caught this."
the mail contents. Stempien could not be reached for
He found in each envelope a state comment on the map mailing.

Exposure at
taxpayers' expense?

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