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Belcher wins third

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, April 5, 1983-Page 5
$5 is fine: Pot law
repeal attempt fails

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*10,842 for Morris, who won the student-
dominated 1st Ward by a 2-1 margin.
Twenty-five percent of Ann Arbor's
78,500 registered voters turned out for
the elections.
Morris conceded defeat at 10 p.m.
in a telephone call to Beecher at
Republican election headquarters at
the Holiday Inn on Jackson Rd.,
BELCHER, WHO earlier said he
expected to win the election by about
2,000 votes, said he expected a close
race, "but not that close."
"I WANT TO work with the
Democrats," he said. "I see a more
conciliatory type of government (for
Ann Arbor)."
Belcher said he will direct his efforts
toward economic development in the
city. "We have to concentrate on
economic development, and stabilizing
the economy and infrastructure of Ann
Arbor," he said,
After she conceded defeat, Belcher
offered Morris a job on the city's parks
-commission. Morris did not decide im-
mediately whether she would take the
position or not.
BELCHER SAID the move was part
of an effort to keep former members of
'city government working for the city.
"I don't want to exclude former mem-
bers of council from government," he
said. "I think Leslie Morris gave the
city six good years. I thought so all
along, and I still do."
Morris said last night that she will not
run for office again, as campaigning is
"an enormous drain.''
But she said that she is "not through
with Ann Arbor" and that she would
seriously consider Belcher's offer. She
said that she is also considering going
to business school.
"Running against a three term in-
cumbent, you have to know you have an
uphill fight," Morris said.
Morris said she was pleased by the
voter turnout, which showed an in-
crease in Democratic voters by more
than 5,000 over last year's election. This
year's city council will have six
Republicans instead of'the seven it had
previously, making it more difficult for
a Republican block to push decisions
through the council.
"The Republicans have lost the right
to amend the budget - that's the key
0 point in this election," Morris said.
Belcher was non-committal about the
defeat of the proposal to repeal Ann Ar-
bor's $5 pot law - a proposal that was

'

mayor

engineered largely by him. "That's the
voter's will," he said. "that's what
democracy is all about."
HE DID SAY that he didn't think the
pot law would be put on the ballot again.
"I don't see it coming up for eons," he
said.
Though 'Proposal A, the
weatherization proposal, failed,
Belcher reaffirmed his commitment to
have "some sort of weatherization in
Ann Arbor.'
In the 3rd Ward, now considered the
city's "swing" ward, Democrat Jeff
Epton beat incumbent Republican
Virginia Johansen by only 32 votes. Ep-
ton, the son of Republican Chicago
Mayoral candidate Bernard Epton,
took 2,057 3rd Ward votes to 2,025 for
Johansen. -
Epton beat out a late surge in absen-
tee ballot votes in favor of Johansen to
take the ward from the favored Rep-
ublican. He now will share the third
ward with Democrat Raphael Ezekiel,
who was elected last year. The 3rd
Ward has become the most hotly con-
tested area of Ann Arbor since the
city's ward boundaries were redistric-
ted in 1981.
Fellow Democrat Kathy Edgren, who
last year lost the 4th Ward race to
Republican Joyce Chesbrough by only
50 votes, garnered 3,119 votes to beat
Republican incumbent Lou Velker, who
took 2,837 votes. Edgren is the first
Democrat in the strongly-Republican
5th Ward since the 1981 redistricting.
Velker said after the election that the
5th Ward is "moving in a slightly
Democratic direction."
As expected, Democratic 1st Ward
incumbent Lowell - Peterson trounced
Republican challenger Letty Wickliffe,
with 2,034 votes to Wickliffe's 682. The
ward is heavily student populated and
strongly Democratic. Peterson will
share the ward with Democrat Larry
Hunter.
In the 4th Ward, Republican Larry
Hahn defeated Democrat John Powell
in the only contest without an incum-
bent. Hahn has run his campaign
saying that Ann Arbor is "in pretty
good shape," and was heavily favored
in the ward, the most Republican of the
city's five wards. Hahn took 2,518 votes,
compared with 2,079 for Powell.
In the only sure bet last night, unop-
posed 2ndeWardcandidate Thomas
"Dick" Deem gained a seat for the
Republican party. Deem received 2,126
votes.

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organizations met with stiff opposition
from many landlords.
Since the plan was defeated a backup
plan will now go into effect. The backup
plan, passed by city council two weeks
ago, does not provide for any of the
measures outlined in the defeated char-
ter amendment. The ordinance only
reaffirms the city's commitment to
saving energy.
Opponents of the weatherization
proposal objected to the plan being in
the city's charter where it could only be
changed by a city-wide referendum.
Others opposed the proposal because it
only applied to the rental section of the
community. -
THE OTHER THREE proposals, B,
D, and E, which were not expected to
run into too much difficulty, passed
easily in all of the city's five wards.
Proposal B will levy a one-half mil

property tax for park maintenance. It
passed in every ward.
There was little opposition to this
proposal from any of the candidates ex-
cept Republican Larry Hahn. Hahn,
who defeated Democrat John Powell
for the 4th Ward council post, was the
only candidate to oppose the park tax.
PROPOSAL D also passed without
any trouble. The proposal gives ap-
proval for the sale of bonds to raise
money to renovate the Allen Creek
drainage system.
The last proposal, E, passed by an
overwhelming margin in all of the
wards. This proposal provides for the
sale of bonds to convert two dams on
the Huron River to hydroelectric dams.
The energy the dams provide will
soon pay for the project.

14 Salvadoran: soldiers

ie in rebel
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)
- Easter attacks by leftist guerrillas
left 13 civil defense patrolmen and one
army soldier dead in three towns on the
western slopes of the San Vicente'
volcano, military sources said yester-
day.
There were no reports of guerrilla
casualties.
About 300 rebels attacked the town of
Verapaz, 35 miles east of here, at about
10 p.m. Sunday and fighting continued

attacks
until 9 a.m yesterday, townspeople
said.
Civil defense sources reported one
civil defense patrolmen and one army
soldier killed and three soldiers woun-
ded.
Another guerrillas band attacked
Guadalupe, about three miles to the
south, at the same time, killing one civil
defense patrolman and wounding three,
including the local commander, said
Carlos Humberto Montoya, a civil
defense official in that town.

Doily Photo by DAVID FRANKEL

An Ann Arbor resident makes
vote in yesterday's elections.

a quick stop in Mosher-Jordan poll booth to cast a

iiinois judge bans poli

CHICAGO (AP) - The Democratic
machine received another blow yester-
day losing much of its patronage power
when a federal judge banned political
hiring by state and local governments
in northern Illinois, including Chicago.
The machine, guided for two decades
by Mayor Richard Daley, began sput-
tering even before his death in 1976, and
in the last two mayoral primaries its
candidates were not nominated.
YESTERDAY'S ruling appears to
make it even harder to rebuild the
machine to its former strength.
The order by U.S. District Judge
Nicholas Bua covers 18 northern Illinois
counties and extends the so-called 1979
"Shakman ruling" barring political
firing. It requires posting notices of job
openings and to take other steps in the
next yea to eliminate patronage as a

factor in filling all but a few staff
positions.
"I am very pleased with the ruling,"
said attorney Michael Shakman, who
began the battle against patronage
more than a decade ago. "It sounds like
the death knell for the Democratic
machine as we know it."
SHAKMAN, A political independent,
contended the constitutional rights of
all voters were infringed by patronage
hiring.
In 1979, Bua ruled unconstitutional a.
hiring on the basis of political allegian-
ces, and his order yesterday implemen-
ts that decision.
The latest ruling applies to all non-
federal political jurisdictions in the
court's jurisdiction. However, only those
units party to the original suit, in-
cluding the city of Chicago and Cook

aical hrn
County, must come up with plans to
correct past hiring practices.
"The judgment goes not further than
to attempt to eliminte political con-
siderations in the hiring of government
employees," Bua's written order said.
"It does not impose a civil service
system, nor does it necessitate that a
merit system be utilized."

Silver screen queen
Gloria .Swanson dies

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NEW YORK (AP) - Gloria Swanson,
the quintessential glamour girl who
reigned in Hollywood's golden age, died
in her sleep at New York Hospital early
yesterday. She was 84.
Miss Swanson celebrated her birth-
day March 27, about a week after she
entered the hospital for undisclosed
reasons. Friends, however, said she
had suffered a slight heart attack.
"SHE WAS a wonderfully vibrant
lady whose name was synonymous with
Hollywood," comedian Bob Hope said
in a statement. "She had an aura of
glamour that few stars before or since
have displayed."
Miss Swanson's career began before
World War I, and ended after the Viet-
nam War; she retired frm the screen in
the early 1940s, only to return in 1949 as
the, demented, aging movie star of
"Sunset Boulevard."
But Swanson - the columnists
called her "Glorious Gloria" or
"Glamorous Gloria" - never left the
limelight. Married six times, a self-
described paramour of the late Joseph
P. Kennedy, a fashion plate who
swathed herself in furs, she came to
epitomize the glory and extravagance
of Hollywood's golden age.
"WE LIVED like kings and queens in
'those days - and why not?" she once
recalled. "We were in love with life. We
were making more money than we ever
dreamed existed, and there was no
reason to believe it would ever stop."
Miss Swanson was born in Chicago,
the daughter of an Army captain. The
family moved to Florida, Texas and
Puerto Rico; she wanted to be a singer
when she grew up.

But a visit to Essanay Studios in
Chicago in 1913 changed all that. She
was hired as an extra at $13.25 a week;
within a year she moved to Hollywood,
and appeared in a series of Mack Sen-
nett comedies.
HE MOST admired films included
"Male and Female," "The Gilded
Cage, " "My American Wife,"
"Manhandled," "Stage Struck,"
"Sadie Thompson," "Indiscreet" and
"Tonight or Never."

Challenger set to launch
world's largest satellite
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"THE CONSENSUS up here is that
we heartily recommend this for
everybody," Weitz, looking at the blue-
and-white Earth below, told spacecraft
communicator Dick Covey in the
Houston control center.
The crew's main job in orbit yester-
day was to launch the 2%-ton com-
munications satellite from Challenger's
cargo bay just before midnight,
breaking ground for a revolution in the
way astronauts in flight are linked to
ground controllers.
Challenger's launch put an end to 2%
months of delays,-caused by a series of
engine leak problems, that turned the
five-day, $266 million mission into a
make-or-break effort to put America's
orbital freighter program back on the
track.
"AFTER TWO and a half months of
struggling, we're just very pleased that
it went so well," said launch director Al
O'Hara. "There were no engine leaks at
all."
Success was critical to space agency
plans for conducting five missions this

year, and there was little room for
problems in orbit.
Weitz told mission control it looked
like "a couple of good size blankets" -
designed to protect the spaceship from
the heatrof re-entry - had ripped partly
free from one of Challenger's
maneuvering engines during la'unch.
SHORT OF the job of proving
Challenger spaceworthy, the launch of
the comsat - called the "Tracking and
Data Relay Satellite," or TDRS - was
the most important goal of the flight. A
secondary highlight was a planned
spacewalk Thursday by Musgrave and
Peterson to test new $2 million
spacesuits.
President Ronald Reagan sent his
congratulations. "You are among the
few people of this planet who have
crossed into a domain and experienced
a dimension those of us here on the
ground can barely imagine," he said in
a statement.
"You genuinely are challengers," he
added. "Youtand your ground crew are
daring the future."

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A LIFELONG health buff, she at-
tributed her longevity to good nutrition
and avoidance of "junk food." She
denied that she had had plastic
surgery: "Name, nose, teeth, bosom,
hair, kidneys - everything but the
eyelashes -is real," according to
a "Playbill" bio.
She spent her last years in New York,
living in a Fifth Avenue apartment. She
married writer William Dufty in 1976;
the two separated in 1981, according to
Celebrity Service.

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