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Partly cloudy

Saturday, July 24, 1971

Ann Arbor, Michigan

News Phone: 764-0552

/ Council will consider
dli third party proposal

Fire sweejis miol
A fire yesterday took the lives of 7 persons stayin a
Johnson's Motor Lodge in New Orleans. Firemen inv
blaze have no idea of how the fire started.
G;ovt. may draft]i
w li ost deferm
WASHINGTON ( - Secretary of Defense T
told reporters yesterday that "I do not believe
delay much longer than September" before
calls with men who have lost deferments unl(
passes draft legislation by that time.
These are the only men Selective Servic
now since a key sentence in the draft law exi
wiping out authority to draft others.
Draft Director Curtis Tarr has declined

Local radicals may come a
step closer to ballot recognition
Monday when the city council
begins consideration of a pro-
posed City Charter amendment
to allow third parties on the
The amendment was proposed
by the Citizen's Committee on
Third Parties and Related Mat-
ters. The seven-man committee
was appointed by Mayor Robert
Harris to investigate Ann Ar-
bor's electoral processes follow-
ing complaints by the Radical
Independent Party 'RIP) that
locally based third parties are
restricted from getting on the
RIP ran write-in candidates
for mayor and city council in
-As.ated 'ress April's city elections, after the
party failed to gain a place on
the ballot.
t the Howard Monday's work session will
'estigating- the allow opportunity for councili
members to discuss the commit-
tee's proposal. Working sessions
are special council meetings
held once a month to enable
m e is b e r s to discuss specific
issues on which extended debate
is deemed necessary.
These meetings d if f e r from
general sessions in that only
councilmen and specifically in-
[ Jjt cited guests are allowed to speak
kandofficial action cannot be
Melvin Laird Harris noted that the work-
that we can ing session would give a good
filling draft indication of council's ideas on
ess Congress the committee report, but added
that "I would gather that, given
the amount of consensus on the
e may draft committee, it stands a good
Aired July 1, chance of passing."
Once through the work ses-
sion, it should only be a few
to use his weeks b e f o r e the resolution
men who have comes up formally before Coun-
fill the Penta- cil.
call for July At present, to appear on the
made it clear city ballot, a political party
nt to dip into would have to have statewide
ision to do so recognition, proven by having
'esident Nixon. petitions signed by people num-
use, a spokes- bering one per cent of the votes
men whose de- cast for the successful candidate
tired would be in the most recent election for
However, he Secretary of State. This would
ion has to be amount to approximately 15,000
s m p signatures.
tmanpower The committee's p r o p o s e d

-airy-Ord Vilyat
RIP tlelubert conifer oth iirdt patrty proposal

3 'U alumni
begin lunar
shot Monday
When Apollo 15 thunders off for
the moon Monday it will carry
three University of Michigan
alumni: Col. David Scott. Maj.
Alfred Worden and Lt. Col.
James Irwin.
They, in turn, will be carrying
three mementos of their alma
mater: the charter of the first
extraterrestrial alumni club, a
miniature of the University flag
and a miniature of the seal of
4 the U-M department of aero-
space engineering.
The U-M Club of the Moon was
recently certified as a "duly con-
stituted unit of the U-M Alumni
Association." The charter and
other mementos will be stowed
on moon-bound Apollo 15 by the
first all-Michigan crew in the
Apollo series.
U-M President Robben W.
Fleming is making a trip to Cape
Cape Kennedy to watch the dra-
matic sight. A chartered jet load-
ed with about 100 U-M students,
faculty and staff will take off foiP
Cape Kennedy on Saturday morn-
The National Aeronautics and
Space Administration (NASA) au-
thorized special VIP viewing
passes for the U-M group in honor
of the first space mission in the
Apollo series in which the entire
crew is made up of alumni of the
same university.
Several deans and department
heads will be among the U-M
spectator group, which will be
treated to a tour of the NASA
facilities at Cape Kennedy on

authority to call r
lost deferments to
gon's 16,000-man
and August. Laird
he also is relucta
that pool. The dec
would be up to Pr
At the White Ho
man said draftingj
ferments have exp
inherently unfair.
added, if this situa
balanced a g a i n

amendment would enable a
party to gain a place on the
ballot by filing a petition with
the city including names num-
bering ohe per cent of the vote
cast for the successful candi-
date in the most recent mayoral
However, a minority report
filed by committee member Doss
Guthrie recommends a require-
cment for petitions with signa-
tures numbering 10 per cent of
the "previous vote for each mu-
nicipal office" for party identi-
fication for the candidate for
that office.
Guthrie's minority report also
highly favors non-partisan elec-
tions, saying the Ann Arbor
elections should be open to both
"independent candidates and to
local parties which demonstrate
meaningful voter support."

One councilman who strongly
agrees with Guthrie's report is
Robert Weaver (R-2nd ward),
who says that "I think Guthrie's
point is well taken that if a
party is to be an important en-
tity, to swing weight, then it
must have a certain amount of
Besides agreeing with Guth-
rie's 10 per cent figure, Weaver
expressed his feeling that it is
important for independent can-
didates to have a chance to run.
Weaver predicts that the reso-
lution will eventually pass, but
will be amended to include a
higher, number of petition sig-
Councilman Robert Faber (D-
2nd ward) agrees that the num-
ber should be higher, and sug-
gests a figure of five per cent
See COUNCIL, Page 10

needts in future months, there
might have to be a different de-
The bill to extend the draft
authority two more years is
trapped in a Senate-House con-
ference committee deadlock over
a Senate amendment which calls
for total U.S. withdrawal from
Vietnam nine months after the
bill is enacted.
Aside from the draft authority.
other provisions of the draft las'
remain in effect and Tarr wrote
his 4,100 draft boards yesterday
urging them to "make a maxi-
mum effort to spread tthe word
on this.
Tarr said many young men er-
roneously think that the Selec-
tive Service Act has expired and
that the system has died. The
boards, he said, should tell the
men that they may be uninten-
tionally breaking the law by fail-
ing to register at age 18, by fail-
ing to , notify their boards of
changes of status or by failing to
report, if ordered, for their pre-
induction physical examination.
Except for drafting men, Tarr,
said, Selective Service is "con-
tinuing on a 'business as usual'
Tarr said draft-age men should
be told "there is a high probabil-
ity that the induction authority
for those who have never had a
deferment will be reinstituted in
the near future."

-Associated Press
You've come a long way, Baby
Manned flight has come a long way since Wilbur and Orville Wright started it all with a 112-foot flight
in 1903 ... and the there Apollo 15 astronauts will continue the journey when they blast off Mtnday
for America's fourth moon landing.

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