The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 23, 1983 - Page 3
Senator Mastin ousted by
tax foes in recall election
From AP and UPI
Oakland County voters ousted State Senator Philip Mastin
from office yesterday, making him the first state lawmaker
in Michigan history to be recalled.
Mastin, a Pontiac Democrat was targeted by an anti-tax
group for his support of Gov. James Blanchard's income tax
MASTIN conceded defeat to hundreds of supporters*
gathered at a restaurant in the Pontiac Silverdome last
"The voter turnout we were hoping for just did not
materialize," he said. "It does not look at all encouraging."
With 63 percent of his district's 145 precincts counted, there
were 12,559 votes to recall Mastin, with 9,620 voting to retain,
MASTIN AND the Democratic Party were hoping for hor-
des of voters to overcome the small but dedicated group of'
anti-tax activists working with CAUSE - Citizens Against
Unnecessary State Expenditure.
"We have a special situation where a dedicated minority
working with a tough issue can turn out of office a man who
received the majority 11 months earlier," he said.
Mastin, a 53-year-old former state representative and Pon-
tiac city manager who was elected to the Senate last fall, is
among at least 17 state legislators targeted by recall forces
angry at the tax increase.
AT THE REQUEST of Blanchard, a Democrat, the
Legislature voted to raise the state's flat rate income tax to
6.35 percent from 4.6 percent. Blanchard said the boost was
needed to erase a 1900 million budget deficit in a state with a
constitution requiring balanced books.
A recall campaign has also been mounted against Blanchard
But so far, petition circulators managed to win recall
ballots for Mastin and Sen. David Serotkin, a Mount Clemens
Democrat who also represents a district north of Detroit. The
vote on Serotkin's recall is scheduled for Nov. 30.
THE .RECALL campaigns have caused tremendous, ten-
sion in the Legislature, especially regarding public support
of Democratic tax and budgetary policies.
The recalls of Mastin and Serotkin, and their replacement
with Republicans, would result in GOP control of the Senate.
In Lansing yesterday, Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann Arbor)
said she plans to introduce a resolution rewriting the con-
stitutional provisions on recall. She gave no details.
She said it currently is too easy to recall public officials.
Recalls "are disruptive and do not enhance representative
democracy," she said.
"The Michigan Constitution undermines stability without
enhancing representation," the freshwoman lawmaker said.
Mers of the Kennpesyefamily pay respects at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy in Arlington, Va. on the 20th anniver-
sary of the former president's death.
Mass com memorates JFK
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Looking out over the congregation of
familiar faces of two decades ago, Ken-
"ALL OF US in this church may not
gather all together again, but to those
who share the commitments, the com-
passion and the high hopes of John
Ixennedy, there will never be a last
Sen. Edward Kennedy and Caroline
Kennedy, the slain president's
dpughter, began the day shortly after 8
a:.m. at Arlington National Cemetary.
They led a small group to the grave of
the eternal flame, where they knelt
alone in prayer and laid a wreath of
yellow and white roses at the
president's grave before attending the
At midmorning, nearly 600 family
members, friends, former Kennedy
Cabinet members and White House ad-
visers and invited members of the
public filed past a Green Beret honor
guard from the Army's Special Forces
- created by Kennedy - and crowded
into the church where Kennedy wor!
shipped on the wintry morning of his
inauguration as president in January
AMONG THE congregation were
such New Frontier names as Theodore
Sorensen, Richard Goodwin, McGeorge
Bundy and Arthur Schlesinger Jr.,
Supreme Court Justice Byron White,
Cabinet members Arthur Goldberg,
Abraham Ribicoff, Edward Day and
The University's Department of Theatre and Drama presents "Cyrano de
Bergerac," by Edmond Rostand, tonight at 8 p.m. at the Power Center.
CFT-Frenzy, 7 p.m., Family Plot, 9:05 p.m., Michigan Theater.
Cinema Guild - Arsenic and Old Lace, 7 p.m., Gunga Din, 9 p.m., Lorch.
Laughtrack - Show of Comedians, 9 p.m., U-Club.
Linguistics - Colloquium, Bambang Kaswanti Purwo, "Negative Im-
perative: A Contrast between English & Indonesian," 4 p.m., 3050 Frieze.
Center for Afroamerican and African Studies - Colloquium, Bazil Allen,
"The Charisma of Imperfection: Some Comments on the Ironies & Am-
biguities of Ralph Waldo Ellison's Persisting Reputation as a Major Post-
War American Novelist," noon, 1309 SEB.
Science Fiction Club - Stilyagi Air Corps, 8:15 p.m., League.
Academic Alcoholics -1:30 p.m., Alano Club.
Tae Kwon Do Club - Practice, 5 p.m., CCRB'Martial Arts Rm.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - 9p.m., Guild House, 802 Monroe.
Student Wood and Crafts Shop - Power Tools Safety, 6 p.m., 537 SAB.
Museum of Art - Art Break, Jeanette Goldberg, "Woodcuts," 12:10 p.m.,
WCBN-- Women's Rites and Rhythms, 6 p.m., Black Affairs Show, 6:30
p.m., 88.3 FM.
Community High School - Tenth Annual Multi-Ethnic Festival, 11 a.m.,
corner of Division and Catherine.
Dramatically Able - Drama workshop for able and disabled persons, 4:30
p.m., League Rm. C.
To submit items for the Happenings Column, send them in care of
Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard St., 'Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Orville Freeman, advisers Averell
Harriman and Clark Clifford and for-
mer Sens. John Sherman Cooper,
Frank Church, Birch Bayh and George
Smathers. Also taking part in the ser-
vice were Eunice Shriver, a Kennedy
sister, and 13 Kennedy children, in-
cluding 25-year-old Caroline, who read
excerpts from her father's speeches
urging support for peace, equal rights
and protection of the environment.
Immediately after the ceremony, the
senator and three sisters, Shriver, Pat
Lawfordand Jean Smith, flew to Massa-
chusetts to attend a private mass with
93-year-old Rose Kennedy, the
president's mother, and Jacqueline
Kennedy Onassis, his widow, at the
family compound at Hyannis Port.
The late president's mother's plans to
attend a nearby mass were cancelled
because of her "fragile" health.
MOST OF THE rest of the family was
attending a late-afternoon com-
memorative concert at the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Ar-
ts in Washington D.C., featuring artists-
- including violinist Isaac Stern and
opera singer Grace Bumbry - and the
music they had performed in the Ken-
nedy White House.
Similar memorial observances took
place at churches, schools and concert
halls around the country, including
Boston, Dallas, Denver and New
Britain and Danbury, Conn., where 25
miles of hiking trails were designated
in Kennedy's name. A memorial ser-
vice was held at midday in Dallas,
about a block from Dealey Plaza where
Kennedy was shot on Nov. 22, 1963.
Some 1,000 people in Dallas, Tex.
packed the John F. Kennedy Memorial
Plaza for the 20th and final official
ceremony commemorating the late
The crowd gathered under overcast
skies alternating - as they had-the
morning of Nov. 22, 1963 - between
threats of rain and promises of sun-
THE SERVICES had a dual theme:
commemorating Kennedy in life, and
expunging Dallas of blame in his death.
Toward the latter end, master of
ceremonies U.S. Rep. John Bryant (D-'
Texas) read a letter from JFK's
brother, senator Edward Kennedy, who
conveyed his regrets at not attending
"Among the last words my brother
heard were, 'Mr. Kennedy, you can't
say Dallas doesn't love you (spoken by
Nellie .Connally, wife of former Gov.
John Connally),"' the letter stated.
"I believe those words were true then
and are true today."
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"I do not agree with merit-based
minority scholarships at all," said
Salene Hitchcock, MSA vice president
for minority affairs.
"I think it's a good idea in terms of
incentive for minority students," she
said. Hitchcock added, however, that a
more substantial merit-based scholar-
ship program would help only a small
number of minority students, whereas
need-based scholarships appeal to a
broader range of students and can help
STILL OTHERS say the issue at hand
is whether or not the University should
enter into the competitive market of
"Generally speaking, the University
has not sponsored many scholarships
for any students," said Monique
Washington, an undergraduate ad-
"The University has taken a stance
that they don't want to buy students
with academic rewards," she added.
"The purist would say 'don't give that
student a scholarship unless they
demonstrate need,' " said Lance
Erickson, associate director of ad-
ERICKSON said he does not feel
there is a problem with awarding
merit-based scholarships as long as
financially needy students are not
ignored and as long as the buying'game
does not turn into a battle. "An outright
bidding kind of war to get the students
is something we would not want to do,"
Education School Prof. Percy Bates
said he doesn't see offering merit-based
scholarships as a method of buying
students at all.
"I think that you're really talking
about being competitive," he said. "It's
not buying them, it's simply being aware
of the market ... the need to be com-
COMPETITION is key in this game.
"Other universities are trying to buy
them. If we (want) them to come, we'll
have to play that game too," said
Gramlich, perhaps one of the Univer-
sity's biggest supporters of merit-based
scholarship packages for minority
And according to Gramlich, the Ivy
League schools are principal players in
the competitive game. "I'm not so sure
where we lose the high-ability minority
students," he said. "My guess is that
we lose them to the Ivy League or Nor-
However, Ivy League schools such as
Harvard, Yale, and Princeton insist
that they do not offer merit-based
scholarships specifically targeted for
"ALL FINANCIAL aid at-Harvard is'
based on need," said one Harvard
financial aid spokesperson.
"We don't award any at all without
looking at need," said Northwestern
University Financial Aid Director An-
"Most of the research in this field says
you can't buy kids," Bell said.
ACCORDING to Don Betterton, Prin-
ceton University Financial Aid Direc-
tor, Princeton doesn't offer any merit-
based scholarships for minority studen-
ts. "All our scholarships are based on
But, he added that Princeton is con-.
cerned about the fact that they don't of-
fer any merit-based scholarships.
"We're probably concerned that we
may be losing a few students, par-
ticularly if (merit scholarships) are
widespread," he said.
But Gramlich disagreed with the
spokespeople for these schools. "If any
minority can get into Harvard, they can
get a scholarship," he said. "I'll just
bet you that any one can get a free
ride," he added.
ADMINISTRATORS at Michigan
State University, however, tend to think
along lines close to those in Ann Arbor.
Like the University of Michigan, MSU
sponsors the National Merit Awards in
addition to a Chicano Achievement
Scholarship Program, and according to
Charles Curry, associate director of
admissions, MSU is pondering the
possibility of increasing the number of
merit-based scholarships for minority
According to Gramlich these scholar-
ships will help lure out-of-state
minority students to the University. In-
state minority students can essentially
get free rides, he said.
"There are 50 states in the Union. We
can't expect to have 10 percent of black
students coming from Michigan," said
University admissions counselor
Monique Washington, adding that the
University must broaden its recruit-
ment base to include out-of-state
"IF THE UNIVERSITY is serious
about getting more highly qualified
minority students (out-of-state) is
where we, should get them,"' said
Gramlich, stressing that these scholar-
ships should focus on out-state students.
Ideally, Gramlich said, he would ad-
vocate a plan that would provide merit-
based scholarships on the basis of
where a student is from.
But counselors at in-state high
schools said an increase in merit-based
scholarships for minority students
would encourage more high school
students to attend the University.
"I think that merit-base would
definitely be of some value.. .to students
caught in the middle income
(bracket)." said Senior Counselor Sue
Washington, Battle Creek Central High
Washington estimated that
minorities account for about 40 percent
of that school's students.
Right now, officials say it appears as
if the University will adopt more merit-
based scholarship programs for
minority students although the support
"I will be very disappointed if there is
a decline in underrepresented minority
enrollment this next year," said-
Erickson, adding that although "you:
can't force them to come" you can
make the University a very attractive:
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