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Page 8-Thursday, February 7, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Candidates split on tax issue

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Gudenau) surely have better name
identification than anyone else," com-
mented Fifth Ward Council member
Gerald Bell, whose council seat is not
up forlre-election this spring.
Gudenau is general manager for both
Holiday Inns in Ann Arbor. Like
'Chesbrough, he favors action at the
state level to cut taxes.
But Gudenau backs a proposal to
lower the rate of assessment for
residential property to 35 per cent.
All propeirty in the city is now
assessed at 50 per cent. Gudenau said
that because the value of residential
property, particularly single family
homes, has risen higher than that of
commercial property, the homeowner
has been carrying a larger share of the
property tax burden.
HE ALSO said-he favors a freeze on
assessments of senior citizens' homes,
since many live on fixed incomes. A
separate plank in his platform is better
housing for senior citizens.
Council candidate A. J. LaLonde is a
taxi-cab driver for Packard Transit,


Inc. LaLonde said if elected he would
"try to improve communication bet-
ween the politician and the voter" in
order to solve the problem of steep tax
Only candidate Velker, assistant
general manager of radio station
WYFC, said, "It's a catch-all phrase to
say you want to cut taxes."
Velker said his biggest concern as a
council member would be "just to hold
it (tax increases) back."
Democratic Council candidate Blet-
cher is a private management con-

sultant with 20 years of experience. He
served as Assistant County Drain
Commissioner from 1972 to 1976.
Although he highlighted the issue4 of
better housing, streets and transpor-
tation, he acknowledged that dity
property taxes were a hot item.
But Bletcher said he did not endorse a
tax cut such as the Republican can-
didates proposed. He stressed that bet-
ter management of the city's gover-
nment would result in savings that
could be passed on to taxpayers.

Iranian president
denounces mlitants
(Continued from Page 1) word whether Minachi was set free.
newspaper reported in today's editions Bani Sadr denounced the arrest an
that the Revolutionary Council ordered unauthorized by the state prosecutor;
Minachi's release after Bani Sadr and assailed the state radio-television
delivered the attack on the embassy system for giving air time to the
militants. There Wtas no immediate militants without prior government
In an interview with the Tehran
newspaper Kayhan, Bani Sadr said the
embassy militants were paving the way
for lawlessness in Iran and he called
them "dictators who have, created a
y- cgovernment within a government."
IT WAS THE strongest attack yet on
' the militants by Bani Sadr, who has
taken over as head of the Revolutionary
Council, which will be dissolved after
parliamentary elections scheduled for
"11Minachi's was the second such arrest
CUC engineered by the embassy militants.
996 - Jody Powell and Hodding Carter, the
24 spokespersons at the White House and
State Department, respectively, both
said there was "some ferment" in Iran.

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A THAI SOLDIER blocks the way of participants in the "March of Sukival" who hoped to deliver much-needed
supplies.to Cambodia from Thailand. Vietnamese military activity has increased in the area in recent weeks.
Vietna-mese troops increase
attacks near Thailand border




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'U' falters
in women,
nun ority.
(Continued from Page 1)
BROOMFIELD ALSO said that the
"white male faculty" unconsciously
resists tenure appointments for women
and minority faculty members and that
many departments do not see changing
their sexual and ethnic composition as
a high priority.
Broomfield issued a report to his
colleagues last spring which revealed
that only one female, but seven males,
have been hired into the History Depar-
tment during the last two years. The
report also said that out of the 58 faculty
members in the department, only four
are female, even though women make
up 37 per cent of the graduate
"Some changes have to be made,"
Broomfield insisted. "We need to
redefine our priorities to attract more
minorities and women."
BROOMFIELD ALSO suggested that
the University could step up the hiring
of couples onto the faculty, and use
leave-of-absence funds to stimulate the
hiring of minorities or women as
visiting professors to replace faculty
members on leave.

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP)-
Vietnamese troops have stepped up
attacks on guerrilla strongholds
near the Thai border over the past
two weeks in what some analysts
here say is a long-expected dry-
season' offensive.
The escalation of the fighting
appers to be the concerted "police
action" that Vietnamese Vice
Foreign Minister Phan Hien
referred to recently in an interview
in Hanoi.
"IT'S NOT spectacular but it's
effective," one Western analyst
said. "They're just grinding them
More than 120 Western celebrities
and politicians held a protest rally in
nearby Aranyaprathet yesterday
after their loudspeaker plea to cross
a bridge into war-wracked
Cambodia with food and medicine
went unheeded.
The group sat on a sun-scorched
road behind a barbed-wre border
checkpoint. Its members were asked
to meditate for five minutes on "the
fragility of life," and "the difficulty
of obtaining peace."
The pleas over the loudspeaker

was made from the bridge by'three
representatives of the group and .
was addressed "to those who've
been standing on the other side of the-
IT ASKED FOR permission to
enter the country with 20 truckloads
of 'relief supplies and a medical
team, although march organizers
said earlier they had already given
up hope of entering Cambodia.
"We are not here to pre-judge the
situation but just to pose the
questions of why Cambodia does not
let in more doctors and more food,"
folk singer Joan Baez said.
In the past two weeks, large
numbers of Vietnamese troops
supported byartillery have attacked
two main encampments of the
guerrillas backing ousted
Cambodian Premier Pol Pot,
sources say.
Pol Pot from the capital of Phnom
Penh 13 months ago but still have not
defeated the last of his guerrillas,
many of whom have now dug in near
the Thai border.
Both Thai and Western analysts

say it is difficult to learn what is
happening daily and that conflicting
reports have been received from the
border area. They say it is even
more difficult to predict Vietnamese
plans for the area and what may
happen to the more than 200,000
Cambodian refugees camped along
the border.
From Jan. 25-29, Thai military
sources said, the Vietnamese
attacked the mountainous Phnom
Malai camp just across the border
from the Thai village of Thap
Prik-where the first huge influx of
starving refugees came , last
after driving out Pol Pot's troops,
the sources said, but guerrilla
fighting continues in the area.
Since Jan. 30, about a regiment of
Vietnamese soldiers has battled
guerrillas at the mountain camp of
Phnom Chat, north of Phnom Malai,
the sources said.
Both camps are within a few miles
of the Thai border town of Aranya
Prathet, about 140 miles east of

Rust romotes dynanic sex and God e

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propriate for historical matters
because history is not reproducable,'
NEW YORK (AP)-Danish -astrono-
mer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) wore an
artificial iose of silver and gold. His
real nose is presumed to have been lost
in a dual.
The story of Brahe's discovery of a
new star, disproving Aristotle's theory
that the heavens were "fixed," is re-
enacted in a new science film series,
"The Search for Solutions." The actor
portraying Brahe'wears a silver-
colored plastic nose.

and added, "that the true scientist can-
not say a miracle'can't happen."
All three lectures ended with a simple
exposition of the Christian faith and a
call to accept Jesus as a personal
saviour. Wright said that those who ac-
cept Jesus would "find a new purpose
and meaning in life," but warned that
they should not expect, anything
"dramatic" to happen.
"When I asked Jesus to come into my
life," Wright said, "I found a peace of

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mind, a freedom from anxieties that I
didn't have before." But, he .added,
"there wasn't any thunder or lightning,
I didn't sprout wings, and I didn't start
taking harp lessons."
Wright's low key approach continued
right to the end when he asked all newly
committed Christians to join him in a
prayer: "But don't worry," he, said
"I'm not going to ask you to come fc
ward or anything like that. You don't
have to bow your heads, I'd even yop
prefer you didn't. We're not here to em-
barrass anyone."

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Landlords may have to
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"RENT HAS NOT kept up with
inflation," he said. "All this bill will do
is contribute to the inflationary
spiral'-and cost us more money."
The tenant will have to pay taxes on
the interest earned from the deposit, he
One local banker, unlike his
colleagues, said he agrees with- the
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principle of the bill, but he added that
this and similar measures will further
damage the already small housing
market in Ann Arbor.
"OVER THE PAST ten years, there
has been almost no new housing built in
Ann Arbor," said the banker, who
preferred to remain anonymous. "But
there has been'a substantial increase in
. the demand for housing. Long-te4
market pressures might wori
elsewhere-but not in Ann Arbor."
The bill also increases government
regulation, another negative
characteristic, according to the banker.
Maize and Blue Management
Company has "no problem" with the
proposed legislation.
"We've been doing that (paying
interest on security deposits) since
1973," said spokesperson Jean Ulbrich.
"We pay five per cent interest and oq
only stipulation is that the tenant pay
his rent on time."

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