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Vol. LXXXI, No. 52-S
State tax
bill leaves
committee
LANSINd(AW - The House
Taxation Committee yesterday
recommended passage of a bill
hiking Michigan's personal in-
come tax rate to 3.6 per cent
Aug. 1.
The bill, approved 7 to 2 by
the committee, would increase
the present 2.6 per cent personal
income tax by one per cent. If
passed by the House, the bill
would mean taxpayers would pay
about 38 per cent more income
tax than last year.
In addition, the measure would
raise the current 5.6 per cent
corporate tax rate to 7.8 per cent
0 and the financial institutions tax
rate from seven per cent to ten
per cent.
As reported by the committe,
the measure remains substantial-
ly as it was when passed by the
Senate earlier this month.
The tax proposal is viewed by
Governor William Milliken and
others as necessary to balance an
anticipated state budget of everr
$2 billion for fiscal 1971-72. It
would bring in an additional $250
million in revenue.
Yesterday the House Appro-
priations Committee reported
out an interim bill to allow the
state to function in August as
final dtails of the still-unwritten
state budget are worked out.
In addition, the House passed
$112.5 million dollars worth of
spending bills - hopefully break-
ing the appropriation deadlock
that has plagued the Legislature.
University officials are still
waiting for their appropriation
level to be finalized by the Legis-
lature.
The funds, part of the state
Higher Education ill, are ex-
pected to pegged at an amount
similar to that suggested by Mil-
liken last February-or only $2.8
million over last year's appro-
priation for the Ann Arbor cam-
pus.
The bill is currently in the
Senate Appropriations committee
and is expected to be reported
out within the next week.
The House Taxation Committee
yesterday also reported out a
constitutional amendment which
would virtually eliminate the pro-
perty tax as a means of financ-
ing schools. House Speaker Wil-
liam Ryan (D-Detroit) is ex-
pected to try adding a graduated
income tax question to that
amendment during floor debate.
The addition of the graduated
tax proposal is expected to face
stiff opposition from many of
the 52 Republican members in
the House.

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, July 23, 1971 Ten Cents Eight Pages

'U' Cellar
to discuss
censorship
By ZACHARY SCHILLER
Managers of the Univer-
sity Cellar have called a
meeting tomorrow of t h e
store's Executive Commit-
tee to discuss the current
controversy over the alleg-
ed banning of certain types
of publications from t h e
Cellar's shelves.
The controversy centers over
the informal policy of the board
to not promote books which
instruct persns on how to make
or use weapons. Such books,
although they can still be or-
dered, are not on display at the
Cellar "and are not in stock un-
less specially ordered.
The board of directors f o r-
bade the display of an issue
of the Black Student Union
paper, Burning Spear, because
it carried an excerpt from the
Firearms Manual demonstrat-
ing the use of weaponry.
On the same basis, they or-
dered the removal of the Anar-
chist Cookbook by William Pow-
ell and Steal This Book, by Ab-
bie Hoffman, from the shelves.
However, both books h a v e
been ordered by the Cellar to
cover individual requests f o r
them.
The Sensuous Woman and a
poster of Racquel Welch have
also been taken off display be-
cause employes of the s t o r e
and several customers objected
to what they call the "sexist"
nature of the materials.
Tomorrow's meeting of t h e
Executive Committee - a sub--
committee of the store's Board
of Directors - will be attend-
ed by several other members
of the board as well.
In addition, the Cellar's Book
Department Manager, D a v i d
Rock, has urged students to at-
tend and air their views on the
matter.
Rock said yesterday that he
and the other employes of the
store "feel a definite need to
carry books advocating -s o ci a
change." He added that a great
variety of radical publications
are carried by the store.
SGC President Rebecca Schenk
called for students to "voice
their opinions at the meeting."
The decision to ban the books
from the open shelves was first
See 'U', Page 7

Picture at an exhibition
Street Fair, Free Arts Festival:
Cooperation and competition

By JIM IRWIN
A spirit of cooperation be-
tween promoters and artists in
the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
and the Free Arts Festival seems
to exist despite initial reports
of antagonism between organiz-
ers of the two groups.
The Free Arts Festival, open
to all local artists and sponsored
by the Free University and the
University Activities Center is
presently set up along East Uni-
versity Ave. next to the Street
Art Fair. Both will be open
through Saturday.
The Street Art Fair, sponsored
by the Ann Arbor Art Associa-
tion and the South University
Merchants Association, is juried
and draws about one third of its
participants from the Ann Arbor
area and most of the rest from
neighboring areas.
Vic Gutman, an organizer for

Little hang seen in
administration shift
By TAMMY JACOBS Stephen Spurr left the Univer-
The p r o j e c t e d .shifting of sity to become head of the Uni-
duties from the newly-abolished versity of Texas.
office of, academic services to "Things are in such a state of
the office of academic affairs flux that it seemed to me unwise
seems to have elicited little more to make a permanent decision"
than non-commital acceptance on where to put the offices,
from administrators so far. President Robben Fleming said.
However, the same adminis- He stressed that the turnover of
trators are cautiously admitting the offices to the office of Vice
the possibility of changes in the President for Academic Affairs
direction of the University's Op- Allan Smith was temporary.
portunity Program, under which The largest c h a n g e made
the University is attempting to seems to be in the Opportunity
reach goals for a 10 per cent Program, where the Office of
minority enrollment by 1973. Special A c a d e m i c Projects,
Thus, the Opportunity Program headed by Gilbert Maddox, is
may become the key- factor in being phased out, and the Op-
judging the effects of the shift. portunity Program put under
The academic services office the jurisdiction of Assistant to
was abolished when Vice Presi- the President William Cash.
dent for A c a d e m i c Services See OPPORTUNITY, Page 7

the free festival, says that when
the festival was originally being
planned, some members of the
S. University Merchants Associa-
tion expressed fears that it might
be disorganized, but since then
have been "very cooperative."
Gutman says that, in fact,
where he himself had feared
chaos; artists in the free festival
were extremely cooperative, oft-
en helping each other haul and
set up their wares. "I've never
worked where there was more
cooperation," says Gutman.
Paul Schlanderer, a member
of the South University Mer-
chants Association, says he
found organizers of the free fes-
tival highly cooperative and that
his only concern was with ar-
tists who had not registered with
either art fair but had set them-
selves up in crowded and con-
gested areas.
Many artists in the Street Art
Fair expressed favor with the
idea of the free festival next to
them and complimented many of
the works they saw.
"I think it's a great idea. In
this day and age everybo-dy's got
his thoughts and ideas and this
is the way to portray 'em," said
one painter.
Another said she felt the free
festival had more of a mixture
of good and bad art than did the
street fair but added, "I like the
atmosphere of freshness and
honesty as opposed to the for-
mality here."
One artist said he didn't feel
there was any sense of competi-
tiveness between the two fairs.
"This business is competitive
only when the artist look at it
that way. If he's going to worry
about pennies and dollars, he
shouldn't be here. I figure the on-
lookers are going to buy only
what they want, anyway.
However, one sculptor, refer-
ring to the large crowd and the
hundreds of items for sale, com-
mented, "The consequence of

this kind of situation, I'm afraid,
is that some really good art will
be lost."
A painter exhibiting in the free
festival said she felt the festival
lacked a lot of "proressionalism
and slickness" that she felt char-
acterized some elements of the
Street Art Fair.
"The stuff people are selling
here has more of a 'student'
quality about it, but it gives peo-
ple a wider variety and range of
quality to choose from," she said.
Vic Gutman says that the free
festival has run so smoothly that
it organizers are now trying to
plan a flea market there every
Saturday for the rest of the sum-
mer.

-Dalny-Gary villani
EVEN YOUNGSTERS get the picture as these youthful artists show
their talents at the free art festival yesterday.

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