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Berkeley anti-Reagan
demonstrations continue

through the university housing system
and libraries, gathering support until
their numbers totaled approximately
2,000, he said.
The demonstrators dispersed
peacefully Tuesday night, but another
rally was planned for Wednesday at
noon. Fifty-four persons were arrested
and charged with trespassing after
Wednesday's march. Fifty-two were
released with citations and two were
released on bail.
graduate student and one of those
released on bail, explained the rash of
"People are worried about increased
use of the military under Reagan," he
said. "Berkeley has a long history of
this, but I haven't seen a march this big
happen since Saigon fell."
Wednesday's rally, which numbered
some 1,200 protestors, and included
speeches from the mayor of Berkeley,
the local president of the National
Organization of Women and other local
politicians, was originally intended as
another anti-Reagan demonstration.
ABOUT 300 PEOPLE marched from
People's Park to the ROTC building,
calling for the abolition of ROTC at
Berkeley. En route from the ROTC
building to Sprdul Hall, where univer-
sity chancellor Ira Heyman's office is
located, protestors shifted their focus
from anti-Reagan to several ongoing
campus issues.

Protestors demanded a meeting with
the chancellor to discuss removing
ROTC from campus, taking guns away
from campus police, obtaining more
money for child care, and ending
nuclear weapons research by the
A few protestors were admitted to
Heyman's office to talk with aides. The
chancellor, however, tried to arrange a
meeting appointment with protest
leaders for the following week.
AT THAT POINT, the remaining
protestors staged a sit-in. The ad-
ministration building normally closes
at 5 p.m. At 7:15 that evening, police
dragged demonstrators from the
building and charged them with
trespassing. Individual hearings will be
held in December.
Only about 150 people took part in
yesterday's protest. They demanded
thatcharges against the 54 arrested
Wednesday be dropped and resumed
demands for the other long-standing
campus issues.
Post-election protests are pale com-
pared with those that took place during
the days of student activism during the
late 1960s, when Berkeley was the bir-
thplace of the student movement.
"I've seen marches grow to a couple
of thousand people, that started spon-
taneously," Besser said. "People mar-
ch slowly, chanting and singing, and
people come out and join them."


Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
MEMBERS OF SIGMA Chi fraternity proudly display the American flag across
the street from the student protest against CIA campus recruitment yester-
day, as "The Star-Spangled Banner" blared from their house.
CIA recruiters met
student protest
(Continued from Page 1) He has no particular compunction
went up to them and screamed, "Are against the CIA, the student said, "I see
you too afraid to come down from the them as a working federal agency with
roof?" legal problems to solve."
"This has been a terrible week, why The student also explained he was
don't they (the people of the fraternity) pragmatic enough to know that whether
leave us alone," he sighed. he works for them or not, the CIA will
ONE OF THE 11 students who inter- be around for awhile.
viewed with Mayerfield, who asked not George Cole said he signed up for an
to be identified, said many young attor- interview out of curiosity. "It would be
neys begin their careers in federal my last choice. I would have a better
government positions. job and more fun n private practice,"
"It's the optimum starting position he said.
for a young attorney," he added.

City Council may toughen bicycle ordinance

City Council will decide Monday
whether to require registration of each
bicycle owned and operated in' the city
for a fee of $2.50.
The current ordinance requires all
bicycles sold or otherwise transferred
to a city resident be registered with the
city clerk for 50 cents each.
THE PROPOSED amendment, which
was discussed at a public hearing last,
Monday, also calls for stricter penalties
for ordinance violators. The council
unanimously approved the proposed
amendment on a preliminary vote
several weeks ago.
According to Pete Largoway, a
member of the city bike patrol, the new
law would allow the city to keep better
track of bicycles operated within the
city and possibly discourage bicycle
"We run across an incredible amount
of stolen bicycles and yet have no way
to check if they're stolen," Largoway
Ti e Stage Company

told the council.
But the return of stolen bikes
probably would not be any more likely
under the amended ordinance, City
Bike Coordinator Tom Pendleton said.
THE ORDINANCE would require a
registration tag to be attached to the
rear of the bicycle seat to allow bicycle
patrolers to readily determine whether
a bike is registered. According to Pen-
dleton, failure to concur with the
registration law would be considered a
civil infraction. Most traffic violations

constitute a civil infraction, Pendleton
Registration would be permanent and
would only be required of bikes that
have not been registered previously,
Pendleton added.
The bicycle coordinator said a
registration drive, initiated by schools,
civic groups, and businesses, could
bring $10,000 into the city's bike
"It would help us to provide bikers
with a better bike program," he said.

"It seems -only fair to ask them
(cyclists) to pay for a better deal in Ann
Ann Arbor resident David Galbraith
said he would be willing to pay an ad-
ditional licensing fee but only "if it
would provide something for my
money." Galbraith asked council to
consider issuing a resolution of intent
for the money generated. "I would like
to see the money used for bike pur-
poses-like better maintained bike
paths," he said.

Vote tabulation proce

Long after you leave the voting booth
on election day your vote is still going
through a long, tedious counting
Your vote is recorded on the machine
when you pull the lever to open the
voting booth curtain, Deputy City Clerk
Winifred Northcross explained. Before
the next person may vote, an election
worker pushes a button on the side of
the machine which clears your vote and
unlocks the levers for the next voter.
When the polls close, according to
Chief Deputy County Clerk Mickey
Crawford, election workers open the
machines, read the counters and record
the totals in the precinct statement
book. In each precinct two of these
books are sealed and delivered to a
team of 'bipartisan receivers at the
county clerk's office at Fourth and
Huron streets.
ONE COPY remains sealed for the
Board of Canvassers, which later
audits the votes. The other copy is
opened after being checked for en route
Precinct totals are immediately
photocopied and posted in the county
building for the press and candidates.
The figures in the statement book are

fed into a computer which tallies the
precinct totals.
Punch card ballots, which are used in
many of the 189 county precincts, are
checked by an inspection team after,
they arrive at the county building in
sealed metal transfer cases. Totals are
compiled in these precincts and fed into
the main computer.
THE COMPUTER prints out hourly
cumulative results, and these unofficial
totals are distributed to the news media
and posted at the county building. The
final unofficial results are usually
ready by 6:30 a.m.
But this year, because of the heavy
turnout-about 70 percent of registered
voters-the final results were not
prepared until 12:30 Wednesday after-
The computer system is faster and
cheaper than the old hand-count
method which was used until the April
primary, said Eliot Chicofsky, in-
dependent consultant for the computer
system and creator of WELTAB
(Washtenaw Election Tabluation), the
program used by the computer.
WITH THE computer, the Board of
Canvassers can begin to audit the
returns the day after the election rather
than a week later, as in the past. The

ss comPlex
computer also saves $2,300 to $2,500 in
labor costs.
The Board of Canvassers takes tle
unofficial. computer printout and corn-
piles the final, official tabulations. The
canvassers check precinct reports, the
original statement books, and poll lists
for discrepancies.
The absentee ballots and write-in
votes are added to the totals during the
reconciliation process. Within three
weeks after election day, the official
results will be compiled and sent to
Lansing to await state certification.
IN ADDITION, there is a ten day
recount period, and, according to
Crawford, in this election one race has
already been contested by a coun-
cilperson in Saline.
"Washtenaw County is known as the
recount center of Michian," says
Crawford wryly, adding that "recounts"
are expensive and time-consuming, and
we would rather not do them, but, if
they keep the system pure, it's worth
To contest an election, a candidate
must pay $10 for each precinct he wants
recounted, but, Crawford said, this fee
does not nearly cover -the costs of a
recount. The bulk of the cost is paid by
the local units of government.
Once the results are sent to Lansing,
there is a reconciliation period during
which the State Board of Canvassers
audits the election. It will probably cer-
tify the Nov. 4 election by Nov. 24. After
another ten day recount period, these
results are sent on to be tabulated
Once the election is certified, the
ballots may be destroyed and the voting
machines unlocked and cleared. Most
of the Ann Arbor machines are sent to
the Ann Arbor Municipal Airport,
where the county rents space for their
storage until the-next election.

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