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? e irsian Daily
Edited and managed by students at the
University of Michigan
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual
opinions of the author. This must be noted in all reprints.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 1972 News Phone: 764-0552
Stempien and Esech:
Hardly a difference
THE REDRAWING of Ann Arbor's congressional dis-
trict has resulted in a situation in which local voters
will have a choice in November between a tweedledee
and a tweedledum.
The new district, created earlier this year, places
Ann Arbor with the Detroit suburb of Livonia, a city
that is markedly different from Ann Arbor. In fact, it
was that city's paranoia over cross-district school busing
that caused Livonia voters to turn out in heavy numbers
to ensure the nomination of hometown busing foe Mar-
vin Stempien.
In Washtenaw County, where massive busing is not
a likelihood in the immediate future, voters gave Walter
Shapiro a 3-1 margin over Stempien, and that figure
was even higher within the Ann Arbor city limits.
The result is that liberal Washtenaw County voters,
including thousands of newly enfranchised students at
the University and Eastern Michigan University, will
have a choice between reactionary Democrat Stempien
and moderate Republican Marvin Esch.
Stempien, as a state representative, has been the
champion of such causes as prosecution of student
radicals (H3800), stiff penalties for "disrespect to the
American flag," and anti-busing legislation. He also
opposes abortion reform and legalization of marijuana.
Esch maintains a liberal image at home by sup-
porting anti-war legislation such as the Cooper-Church
amendment. Yet when it comes to such specific defense
matters as the ABM system, or the controversial "No-
Knock" bill, Esch votes the Nixon line every time.
Esch has also distinguished himself as an out-
spoken opponent of extending workmen's compensation
laws to migrant workers.
WITH THE new influx of student voters in this con'-
gressional district, it is appalling that there will not
be liberal candidates to choose from, unless HRP fields
a candidate. Certainly, holding the primary on a date
when most students are out of town is greatly responsi-
ble for this situation.
But whatever the cause, local voters are assured of
a two-faced campaign in November where congressional
candidates talk liberalism in Washtenaw County, while
preaching reactionary populism in Livonia,
New victory gardens
RECALLING THE victory gardens of World War II, Sen.
James Allen (D-Ala.) has offered a resolution in the
Senate calling on Americans to raise their own vege-
tables to fight inflation.
"Self-help can be more effective than just passing
laws," he said, "and vegetable gardens are just as im-
portant to Americans in the _war against inflation and
malnutrition as they were in the war against Fascism."
So America, take heed. Beat your swords into plow-
shares, and eat natural foods to get high.
Today's Staff...
News: Jon Benedetti, Carlo Rapoport, Marilyn Riley
Editorial Page: Alan Lenhoff
Photo technician: Denny Gainer
Summer Staff

Dan Biddle, Jan Benedetti, Meryl Gordon, Jim Kentch, Lorin
Labardee, Alan Lenhoff (co-editor), Diane Levick, Maynard, Chris
Parks, Carla Rapoport (co-editor) Marilyn Riley, Gloria Smith,
Paul Travis, Ralph Vartabedian.
Bob Andrews, Dan Borus, Elliot Legow.
Andy Golding, Business Mgr.; Sherry Kastle, Circulation Mgr.;
Karen Laakko, Classified Mgr.; Fran Scherger, Display Mgr.;
Diane Carnevale, Supplement Mgr;; Elliott Legow, Deborah Whit-
ing, Carol Wieck, Assistants.
Denny Gainer, Rolfe Tessem, Gary Villani, Jim Wallace.

Rumors inside the news
R . as compiled by The Daily staff

Help wanted
Despite the astronomical un-
employment rate in the State of
Michigan, it appears that at least
one job at the University may
remain unfilled for awhile. The
job? The position of director of
racially-torn South Quad.
According to sources, the Uni-
versity's housing office has of-
fered the job to two members of
the South Quad staff. Both have
declined to accept the position.
The housing office is current-
ly considering another list of can-
didates for "the hotseat", which
must be filled before the fall
term begins in early September.
And the hassles over South
Quad may be just beginning. Last
spring the Regents turned down
a proposal to turn two houses of
the dorm into an Afro-American
cultural living unit. Despite this,
blacks are choosing South Quad
in greater numbers than ever. By
fall, the dorm may be as much
as one-third black, while the
University black enrollments ov-
erall is less than ten per cent.
Political rip-off
The University's Plant De-
partment seems to be some-
what selective in which posters
they rip down from University
building walls. Organizers of
the "On to Miami" coalition
put up over 500 posters an-
nouncing an organizational
meeting Monday night. The
posters were quickly emoved
by University personnel.
"A security man followed me
and tore them down as fast as
I could put them up," one post-
er hanger told us. "But the
thing that really got me mad,"
he continued, "is that they ig-
nored all the posters leftover
from the primary election, and
just ripped down anything that
said Miami."
"No comment," is the word
from the Plant Department.
It'll be a
Editor's note: the following plans
were drawn up by a nttmber at
groups including the Youti nterna-
tional Party, the Zippies, Vietnam
veterans Against the war, Miami
Connentian Coalition, Peoplrs' Coa-
titian tee Peace and Justie, the
Efteminists Coaaition, and ethers.
WE ARE GOING to be in Mia-
mi because it's gonna be a
HIGH TIME this summer. It's
HIGH TIME to stop the murders
here and abroad, to stop the
bombings and the slaughter. It's
HIGH TIME to end the crippling
repression of the Nixon Admin-
istration. It's HIGH TIME young
people took over the stage and
wrote their own script.
This summer the stage is Mi-
ami Beadh. While the old patriots
are playing their corrupt power
games in smoke-filled rooms,

He's here, he's there.. .
Michael Knox, who as a mem-
her of the University's Classified
ResearcheCommittee helpedslead
the fight against military re-
search last year, is hardly a
wild-eyed leftist. In fact, he'd be
hard pressed to claim liberal
In a campaign leaflet sup-
porting his unsuccessful candid-
acy on the Republican ticket for
County Commissioner, Knox
states: "As a property owner and
a landlord, I am most concerned
about the level of property tax-
ation in Ann Arbor." The leaflet
continues to explain his stance
that * property taxes should be
lessened from their "outrageous-
ly high" levels.
Among the County services
that Knox would have liked to
cut is building inspection, which
benefits tenants by making sure
landlords meet building codes.
Knox contended that present city
building inspectors could do the
job in Ann Arbor adequately
without County help. Apparently,
Republican voters didn't buy
that, Knox lost by over 900 votes.
Understandably enough, the
leaflet made no mention of
Knox's involvement in the anti-
research movement.
Canham's costly
Critics say that a lack of
foresight within the Univer-
sity's Athletic Department will
be responsible for costing the
University thousands of dollars
extra for providing an ice rink
for the hockey team.
Presently, Athletic Director
Don Canham is planning to
shut down the University's an-
cient ice arena, and move the
ice making to a renovated, but
equally-aged Yost Fieldhouse.
Why not play hockey in
Crisler Arena?, we asked Can-
ham. Canham replied that the
switch from an ice surface to a
basketball. floor could not be

made fast enough to facilitate
both sports in the same build-
ing. We find that hard to be-
lieve, considering that the same
task was performed for years at
Detroit's Olympia Stadium and
the old Madison Square Oar-
den in New York.
But plans continue to move
the rink to Yost, which has
been all but abandoned in re-
cent years and likely may be
condemned soon. The caver-
nous building has been taken
over by pigeons - with pigeon
droppings covering the main
floor and creaky grandstands.
One of the oldest buildings on
the athleticrcampus, Yost prob-
ably won't remain the home of
the maize and blue icers very
Where will Canham move the
rink then? Perhaps Crisler
Arena, but the task won't be
easy because the building's
floor space will have to be ex-
panded to fit a hockey rink.
According to sources, Crisler is
an accountant's nightmore -
that is, an extremely costly fa-
cility that has very limited uses.
Currently, Crisler can only be
used for basketball,awrestling,
anti gymnastics. It has no in-
door track facilities and acous-
tically it's an insult to musi-
cians who perform there.
High society
After hitchhiking almost 4,0000
miles, HRP City Council member
Jerry DeGrieck found himself
sweating in Miami, visiting a
friend. Nothing political, J e r r y
tells us, just a trip for pleasure.
But the following morning, he
picked up a copy of the Miami
Herald, and found a write-up
about him on the society page.
The story described Jerry's tra-
vels, and said that he was in
Miami scouting out possible sites
for a national Human Rights
Party Convention.
Jerry swears it's not true. And
as far as we know, HRP has no
plans to go national.

hightime in Miami

young people will take the the
streets to make one thing per-
fectly clear - WE WANT NIX-
Convention plans:
August 20th, DISHONOR
AMERIKA DAY (20th is official-
ly 'Honor America Day. The
Zippies present . . . THE SEC-
OND COMING. Jesus in a Zippie
T-shirt will descend and lead a
march to Convention Hall bear-
ing a cross with Billy Graham
on It.
At the hall there will be a.
PISS-IN on objects of honkey
culture. We will destroy a wel-
fare Cadillac, apple pie will be
fed to running dogs, flags burned
and there will be a compulsory
o.d. program for all delegates.
Moonrise 20th to Moonrise 21st.

"A HO WOO hNO li lWO i0 9.9 11P, 'IM, A14.P ER IAN ASE.,.

In support of WOMEN'S DAY
free women will ridicule with
theatre and a march the lead-
ing male chauvinists of our time
- the Pope, Nixon, Kissinger,
John Wayne, Hugh Hefner, etc.
August 22nd Nomination Day-
As thedelegates drive down from
their luxury hotels on Highway
1 to the convention they will
JOY. to dramatize the crime of
participation in the nomination
day of Richard Nixon, thousands
will line block after block forc-
ing the delegates to pass through
a "gauntlet of shame". We will
wear death masks and show them
their crimes - from My Lai to
Attica - the face of the Re-
publican regime.
August 23. DAY OF ACCEPT-
ANCE -- We will march to con-
vention hall and let Nixon know
that his acceptance speech and
all it stands for is unacceptable
to the people.
other people going to Miami in
the next two weeks, call the Tri-
bal Council Network at 663-4208.
Atrangements are presently
being nmade to supply people with
a centralized set up when they
finally reach Miami. The Zippies
will provide campsites, including
Green Power for Free Food, hope-
fully the Hog Farm will provide
for food kitchens and bad trip
rescue. Also planned is movies
and video-tapes in the evenings,
women's anti-hassle squad, anti-
death drug squad etc.
will take the form of three sepa-
rate actions.
One group will conduct a rally
with speeches in front of the hall,
a second will conduct sit-ins and
accept arrest, while the third
will conduct "Mobile sit - ins"
moving from spot to spot as the
police arrive on the scene.
Come to Miami and tell Nixon

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