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age Ten


Wednesdoy, July 29, 1 W6

Commission contests loom lifeless

When the 14th and 15th com-
missioner's districts of Wash-
tenaw County were created in
the spring of 1972, local Demo-
crats and Human Rights Party
(I[RP) members smacked their
lips in anticipation. The new
districts contained the lion's
share of the University's liber-
al student population which was
for the first time being allow
ed to register in Ann Arbor,
following a Michigan Supreme
Court ruling.
The liherats' elation proved
well - founded that Nosember
and again in 1974 when Demo-
crats gained a slim 8-7 major-
ity over Republicans on the
County Board of Commission-
ers for only the second time in
IN CONTRAST, this year's
commissioners' races in the
student - dominated districts
are far from exciting. With
the Augtst 3 primary less than
a week away the candidates
are nowhere to be seen on cam-
pus and none of them plan
any heavy campaigning after-
ward should they win a place
on the November ballot.
There will not even be a pri-
mary in the 14th district, be-
cause both incmnhent Demo-
crat Kathleen Fojtik, a four-

year Board veteran, and her
Republican opponent, Robert
Jones, are running uncontested.
In District 15, which includes
the campus itself, Democratic
challenger Charles Franklin
shows little confidence of dis-
placing incnmbent commission-
er Catherine McClary.
"I DON'T think I'll win, but
I want to see how far I can
get," confessed Franklin, a
senior at the Unwersity.
le says he is spending no
money campaigning, instead
attenipting to get elected by
word of mouth," although he
claims the support of the local
American Federation of State
and County Municipal Em-
ployes (AFSCME) chapter.
Franklin's background in-
cludes a University dormitory
resident advisor position and a
spot on the Central Student Ju-
diciary last spring. He decided
to run for commissioner be-
cause "I wanted to do some-
thing - I was tired of com-
plaining about the roads and not
doing anything."
Franklin criticized the pres-
ent Board of Commissioners
for being "too worried about
economics." If elected, he says.
he has ideas of instituting a re-
gionat transportation system, a
program teaching county resi-
dents emergency cardiac ar-
rest treatment and a bicycle
program for the Ann Arbor

McCLARY, who won the No-
vember 1974 election by a com-
fortable margin of more than
500 votes over her HRP op-
ponent, is presently chairwo-
man of the Board's Ways and
Means Committee and also a
member of the Budget Com-
mittee. She is fairly confident
of remaining on the Board for
another two years because of
her voting record as a com--
missioner, which reveals pri-
mary interests in health care,
affirmative action and budget-
arv matters.
"I have really enjoyed the
job," said McClary, who claims
responsibility for amending all
the county contracts to elimi-
nate sex, sexual preference
and marital status discrimina-
She also maintains she has
"helped put women in admin-
istrative and policy positions"
from her position on the Nom-
inations subcommittee.
McCLARY'S two Republican
opponents, however, accuse her
of "doing nothing" for the dis-
"Most of the people don't
even know what is involved in
the county," contended Elliot
Chikofsky, a graduate student
at Michigan.
Chikofsky has held more po -
litical offices than the other
Republican contestant - Robert
Brandenburg, a law student.
While Brandenburg was active
in his dormitory government
and ran for Wayne County com-
missioner four years, ago, Chi-
kofsky has been treasurer of
the Student Government Coun-

cil (now the Michigan Student
Assembly); chairman of the
University Student Insurance
Committee; and chairman of
the Student Organizations
Board, as well as serving on
other student committees.
admitted, "I don't think I'll
have much of a chance" of
winning in November, if he
were to beat Chikofsky in the
primary, because of the over-
whelming Democratic tendency
in the 15th District - where no
Republican ran in 1974.
"To a great extent, I am
running because they (the Re-

publicans) asked me to mrn,"
he added.
He lists his main concerns, if
elected, as (1) getting a county
administrator appointed to do
the paperwork for the Board
"so they could make more pol-
icy decisions" and (2) giving
"more attention to the develop-
ing of the county."
"With a few more Republi-
cans elected and a few more
out-county people (outside of
Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, where
most of the present commis-
sioners live) it would be a more
balanced Board," Brandenburg

China rocked by
massive tremors

Escapee sought for
questioningin killing
tContinued from Pt ne 3 Brown refused to say that
in the right side of the head. Wingard was a suspect in the
The $5,000 was gone when Mil- case, saying only that Wingard
ler's body was discovered. was being sought for question-
Police had originally discount- ing along with "a number of
ed robbery as a possible motive people" who had known Miller.
for the shooting since Miller's Brown did acknowledge that
wallet containing $49 was found police had been told that Miller
at the scene. and Wells were "romantically
Police declined to comment involved."
on the theory that Miller may
have withdrawn the money from Dorothea Lynde Dix was a
her savings account to pay Win- cruspder for humane care of
gard as part of a scheme to the mentally ill and her efforts
arrange Wells' e s c a p e from resulted in major reforms in
prison. asylums.

available immediately o
sible casualties or damat
A quake recording 8c
Richter is considered to
"great" one capable of
ing tremendous damage.
The Chinese quakei
largest since one hit1
on Good Friday, March 27
registering 8.4, the N.
Earthquake Information
ice reported.
Irb said the Chinese
was centered inland froi
Gulf of Chihli in the no
Yellow Sea and it was n
pected to cause tidal wa
IN TOKYO, the Japane:
terological agency report
quake occurred at 3:45
yesterday EDT,
The Richter scale r
ground movement and t
crease by one numberc
scale means a 10-fold in
in the quake's force.
A quake registering 7i
sidered to be a major on
able of wide-spread,
damage, while the read
8 means a huge quake w
possibility of tremendous
quake registered 8.0.
In the past, the Chines
claimed some success i
dicting quakes and mini
their effects. A Chinese
in June said two quakes
forecast correctly.
An American scientis

) Frank Press, president of the
n pos- American Geophysical Union,
ge. said in April that the Chinese
on the had been able to save "count-
be a less thousands" of lives by pre-
caus- dicting a quake that struck near
the city of Haicheng and edu-
is the cating the people on what to
Alaska do when the quake hit.
, 1964, - 1-
m the
rthern la
Tot ex-
se me- tuition
ed the
(cotited fro nPae,,et
'ecords through your Callaghan until
he in- you find the May, 1973 case of
on the Regents v. Michigan (also
crease known as the "Big Three"
case, since it involved the con
is con- trolling boards of MSU and
e cap- Wayne State as well.)
heavy In that decision, the State
ing of Supreme Court ruled that uni
ith the versity regents have the au
dam- thority to determine academic
and financial matters within
their own institutions without
1906 interference by the legislature
Tuition was specifically men
e have tioned.
n fire- So much for that 1857 law
mizing prohibiting tuition. "I don't
report think anybody's paid any at-
were tention to it for years," said
t, Dr. Daane.
Yesterday in a story on the
judge candidates poll by the
Washtenaw County Bar Asso-
ciation, a mechanical error de-
leted the portion of the results
dealing with candidate Arthur
Carpenter. Carpenter received
13 "outsanding" votes, 54 "well
qualified," 85 "qualified," 37
"not qualified" and 12 ballets
with no opinion.
Driving on a road cover with
wet leaves is like driving on a
road withtball bearings and can
be more treacherous than driv-
ing on a road covered with ice,
says the National Automobile

It's a spewing smoke-
stack. It's litter in the
streets. It's a river where
fish can't live.
You know what pollu-
tion is.
But not everyone does.
So the next time you see
pollution, don't close your
eyes to it.
Write a letter. Make a
call. Point it out to someone
who can do something
about it.
start pollution.
than stop It.
.Keep Aweri e [
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