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Vol. XC, No. 149

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, April 8, 1980

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GOP retains
Republicans maintained th
to-four majority on city cot
night as incumbents won in f
and two student candidates m
In the most-hotly contested
- Fourth Ward, incumbent Ri
David Fisher defeated I
Barbara Perkins. First an:
Ward voters returned De:
incumbents Earl Greene at
Greensberg to city counc
x. . Republican Joyce Chesbrouf
resounding victory in the Fifi
traditional Republican strongi
FISHER TROUNCED Pe
R more than 300 votes, the large;
since 1973 in the traditional)
.. ward."
Perkins won 10 of the 15 pre
an almost 400 vote margin in 1
precinct swung the election it
favor.
"They tried to duck the iss
Republican to carry by 300
incredible," Fisher said las
the votes were tallied.
"I guess we got the t
voters," Perkins said last ni
students and those in high den:
S.'~ didn't get interested in the c
Those folks are not being rel
This story was written
Editor Patricia Hagen wi
ports from Maura Carry,
Daily Photo by JIM KRUZ Brown, Julie Engebrecht,
MAYOR LOU BELCHER celebrates with Fourth Ward Republican IDavid Faranski, John Goyer, L
Fisher at the city council candidate's home last night after Fisher's victory terman, William Thompso
over Democratic challenger Barbara Perkins in yesterday's city elections. Wilson and Elaine Rideout
*Student turnout ig ht in 1st, 2r

council majority

Incumbents take 4 wards;
student candidates defeated

well and I guess they just didn't care."
Both student candidates blamed their
defeats on the low student turnout.
Democratic incumbents soundly
defeated student challengers in the
heavily-student populated First and
Second Wards. Earl Greene earned his
third term defeating University junior
Toni Burton 494 to 306.
DON HUBBARD, an LSA junior, was
overwhelmed two to one by incumbent
Susan Greenberg in the Second Ward.
The ward, which includes the hill dorms
and central campus, has not had a

Republican representative on council
since ward lines were redrawn in 1973.
Greene said the closeness of the
Second Ward race did not surprise him
although he had said during the cam-
paign that he did not take the Burton
challenge seriously. He praised the
defeated Republican, saying, "She's a
nice person and it was a good experien-
ce for her to run."
"I think that it was good for Earl
(Greene) to have an opponent," Burton
said last night. "I think it made him
aware of some of the concerns of the

students. I think we did- some good
there, even though we didn't win."
Hubbard, 20, was dismayed by the
low turnout after his first political
campaign, but said he was determined
to continue his political career despite
the loss.
"I'm not discouraged. I think.
my workers are more discouraged than
I am. This is not my last foray in
politics," Hubbard said at the Sigma
Chi fraternity house last night.
His opponent Greenberg, was
relieved after winning her second term,
after a campaign filled with
mudslinging and dominated by conflict
of personalities rather than of issues.
"We won because we got the votes
See REPUBLICANS, Page 10

U.S. cuts diplomatic
relations with Iran

and 4th ward council

Voters turned out in unusually small
numbers yesterday in balloting that
capped an election nearly void of con-
troversy. Students stayed home as two
Republican student candidates went
Mown to defeat in the heavily,
emocratic First and Second Wards.
Turnout citywide was extremely low
- with about 9,300 votes cast as com-
pared with more than 20,000 in last
year's race, which included a mayoral
contest.
APPARENTLY THERE was not
much on yesterday's ballot that in-
terested students or other citizens, as
voters chose five of ten city coun-
cilmembers and voiced their disap-
Sproal of two bonding proposals.k
"It's poor," said City Clerk 'Al
Vollbrect, commenting on the turnout
yesterday. "I guess they just weren't
interested enough to vote."
"Students will only vote if it's about
the draft, drugs, alcohol, or sex," com-
plained one precinct worker in the First
Ward.
At the Democratic celebration party
at Dominick's, candidates and party
workers appeared shaken at the
miniscule turnout.
"The fact that we had a turnout as
disastrous as it was, is sad for the
community," said city Democratic
chairman Bob Faber.
OTHER ELECTION workers ex-
pressed. disgust at the predominant'
apathy of students. "Students have op-
ted out of the system," said First Ward
Chairman Dave Cahill. "Unless there is
a major student issue on the ballot,
Students have decided not to vote."
Earl Greene (D-Second Ward), who
named "getting people to vote more"
as one of the major priorities for his
third Council term, said his campaign
was also hindered by widespread
apathy. "It's disheartening to spend
thousands of dollars and confront the
issues." when the voting turnout is low.
In the student-dominated Second
Ward, where Greene fended off a

challenge from Republican student
Toni Burton, turnout in most precincts
was the same or slightly lower than in
the February Democratic primary. In
that race, Greene defeated student
Stacy Stephanopoulos for the Demo-
cratic Party's nomination by a mere 29
votes.
Final, results from all twelve pte-
cincts - though without absentee
ballots counted - showed a lower tur-
nout than in the primary in February.
Some 732 votes were recorded yester-
day, while more than 800 persons voted
in February.
precinct. tallies in the ward
showed a light but steady turnout of
townspeople but only a trickle of

elections
students voting.
Republican candidate and student
Donald Hubbard, who lost yesterday in
the First Ward to incumbent Democrat
Susan Greenberg two to one, said he
was "very disappointed" in the student
turnout.
Hubbard won only two precincts in
the ward, two and four, with polling
places in South Quad and the Union.
ONLY 133 of almost 4,500 registered
voters cast ballots in the four student
precincts in the First Ward. Those
precincts include South and West Quads
where about 60 students voted.
This story was written by John
Goyer with filesfrom Julie Enge-
brecht and William Thompson.

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON-President Carter
broke diplomatic relations with Iran
yesterday, gave Iranian diplomats 24
hours to leave the United States and cut
off virtually all remaining trade
between the two.nations.
In a move designed to spur the
release of 50 Americans who have been
held hostage in Tehran since last Nov.
4, Carter also warned that "other
actions may be necessary."
ABANDONING HOPE that a
conciliatory approach could defuse the
156-day-old crisis, Carter, in an
announcement broadcast live. from the
White House, said the U.S. has acted
with "exceptional patience and
restraint" in the crisis, and added that
further steps against the Iranian
Iraqi forces attack Iranian border post,
See story Page 2.
government would be taken as
necessary if the "illegal and
outrageous" holding of the hostages is
not resolved.
But he said the refusal of the Iranian
government to assume control of the
hostages from the militants who have
held them for more than five months
"lays full responsibility" for the crisis
on Iran's revolutionary- leader

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and
Iran's governing Revolutionary
Council.
"The militants controlling the
embassy have stated they are willing to
turn the hostages over to the
government of Iran. , But the
government refused to take custody of
the American hostages," Carter said.
"The Iranian government can no longer
escape full responsibility by hiding
behind the militants at the embassy."
EARLIER IN the day, Khomeini
personally blocked the Iranian
government from taking control of the
hostages.
Looking grim, Carter'listed four
actions he is taking against Iran:
" "The United States is breaking
diplomatic relations with Iran," said
Carter. "Iranian diplomatic and
consular personnel have been declared
persona non grata and must leaye the
country by midnight tomorrow," he
said.
" Treasury Secretary G. William
Miller will prohibit virtually all exports
from the United States to Iran,
excluding traffic in food and medicine,
which were exempt from earlier
sanctions Carter imposed.
But Carter said any remaining
exports of food and medicine to Iran
will be "minimal or nonexistent."
* Miller will make an inventory of

outstanding claims of American
citizens and corportions against the
government of Iran with the aim of
seizing assets of the Iranian
government in the United States to
finance settlement of claims by
hostages and their families. Carter said
his administration is preparing special
legislation to speed the payment of
claims.
* All visas issued to Iranians for
entry into the United States have been
declared invalid, effective
immediately, and no visas will be
issued or renewed "except for
compelling and proven humanitarian
reasons or where the national interest
requires."
"THE HOSTAGES and their
families-indbed, all of us in
America-have lived with the reality
and the anguish of their captivity for
five months," Carter said.
"The steps I have ordered today are
those that are necessary now," he said.
"Other actions may become necessary
if these steps do not produce the prompt
release of the hostages."
As Carter left the room, a reporter
asked him for his definition of
"prompt." The president ignored the
question.
THERE WAS NO indication of what
"other actions" Carter was referring
See U.S., Page 2

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Second Chance bouncers
charged with assault

By NICK KATSARELAS
Two bouncers employed by Second
Chance nightclub were arraigned
yesterday on charges of assault and
battery and aggravated assault
following two incidents at the bar in
which patrons were allegedly beaten
and injured without provocation.
Edward Abbott, 22, from Ypsilanti,
and Greg Dalder, 19, a University
student living at Couzens Hall, stood
mute before 15th District Court Judge
S. J. Elden. A pre-trial conference was
set for April 30.
SECOND CHANCE Manager Kelly
Connors said last night "I really don't
know anything about it." Co-owner
John Carver refused to comment.
The arraignments seemed to be one
small part of what appears to be a
larger picture of unnecessary force and
provocation by some of the Second
Chance bouncers. According to Ann

Arbor police, victims, and witnesses,
physical abuse has been inflicted on
patrons of the bar for about a year, ;
resulting in injuries and criminal ac-
tion.
The police are reluctant to discuss the
occurrences of violence at Second
Chance because there is legal action
pending on many of the incidents. Sgt.
William Canada said there have been
,"numerous" incidents involving boun-
cers, and Lt. Dale Heath estimates
there have been between six and eight
assault and battery complaints brought
against Second Chance bouncers in the
past year.
THE MOST recent incident reported
to police - not involving Abbott and
Dalder - occurred the evening of
Saturday, March 29. Tom DeJonge, a
resident of Baits Housing, said he was
sitting at the railing at the bar when
See BOUNCERS, Page 7

Daily Photo
GREG DALDER (left) and Edward Abbott, who are employed as bouncers at the Second Chance nightclub, leave 15th
District Court chambers yesterday after being arraigned on charges of aggravated assault; and assault and battery,
respectively.

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award. A faculty committee chose the winners on the basis
of creativity as a teacher, interaction with students, and
promise of professional growth as a teacher and scholar.
The TAs won a $504 stipend for their efforts. Q
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the past week, and half of those were sold last weekend
alone. Frisbee sales, . he reported, "went crazy" also,
starting with the Hash Bash April 1. "We're pretty much
wiped out (of kites)," reported Tom Dobberstein, manager
of Logo's Bookstore on South University Avenue. Logo's
colorful Chinese kites-priced between $4 and $30-are the
most popular, Dobberstein said, and sales are 54 per cent
higher than last year. At Village Corners, manager Jack
Weirmann said 80 per cent of the flying objects are being
purchased by University students. Simple paper kites at the
store are prices as low as 30 cents. "There's always a big
r n nn them whAn the wt-athpr LPtS un between 50° and 60°

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particularly want it. It's confining, you know. You can't do
what you want to do. If you want to go somewhere there's
always a meeting or something you have to go to," he
added. The reluctant mayor tried to retire from his
unsolicited post in 1978 but a write=in campaign kept him in
office. Hayden's efforts are apparently appreciated by the
town's 672 residents. "Everybody likes him real well," said
Election Judge H.L. Parsons. "Everybody wanted him. He
didn't want the office at all, but nobody else wanted it
either." 0
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