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Ninety--five Years
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Vol. XCV. No. 11

Copvright 1985. The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Tuesday, February 19, 1985

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Pierce, Hadler win
Over 5,000 vote in primary

By AMY D. GOLDSTEIN
and ARONA PEARLSTEIN
In an unusually high voter turnout
former State Sen. Ed Pierce defeated
University Prof. Bunyan Bryant in last
night's Democratic mayoral primary,
while Richard Hadler overwhelmingly
defeated Paul Jensen in the Republican
race. Pierce and Hadler will face off in
the city's general election April 1.
The unofficial results showed Pierce
with 2,136 votes and Bryant with 1,671
votes. Republican Hadler had 1,282
votes, while Jensen had 64.
THE REPUBLICAN turnout was ex-
pected to be higher because of Jensen's
victory over LSA senior Gretchen

Morris in August's state representative
Republican primary. "I was surprised
that the turnout was as low as it was for
the Republicans," said Hadler.
"It has been a long campaign. It has
been an interesting campaign," said
Bryant. "Ed is a fine person, a fine
politician," he added. "I would like to
see him as mayor of the city of Ann Ar-
bor. I want to give my full support to his
campaign," said Bryant.
"I think my candidacy was a success
because I made much more than a
respectable showing," Bryant said
earlier in the evening.
"IT WAS a good campaign in the sen-
se that it was clean," said Bryant. We

stuck to the issues, and we were able to
bring in a lot of new people."
Bryant's campaign manager, Allen
Jones; said, "We got hurt most in the
basic suburban residential precints."
Jones said they were not trying to win
the students specifically, but "we were
trying to win everywhere"Bryant ap-
pealed to students, said Jones. Bryant
attributed this to the issues he raised in
the campaign.
"I think the issues I've raised in the
campaign are very real issues, and will
not go away. Pierce would never have
raised the issues I have raised. There's
a constituency out there that I've
managed to mobilize," Bryant said,
adding that the Democratic Party is
stronger than ever due to his can-
didacy.
BRYANT HAD expected some 3,600
votes in the Democratic primary alone,
the number in the same primary two
years ago. The final voter turnout was
5,153, with 3,807 votes cast in the
Democratic race, surpassing Bryant's
expectations.
However, the turnout in the student
precincts was low.
Pierce attributed the turnout to the
low visibility of the elections. "The
press has done some with it, but not a
lot." None of the candidates were sur-
prised at the turnout, but early in the
day Bryant said, "I think the lower the
turnout, the more it will be in my
favor." Bryant spent the greater part of
the afternoon chauffeuring voters to the
polls.
Most students either were not aware
See PIERCE, Page 3

Daily Photo by CAROL 1. FRANCAVILLA
Ed Pierce (left) embraces Bunyan Bryant at Pierce's iictory party at the Whiffletree restaurant. Bryant conceded
to Pierce in the Democratic primary last night and promised to support Pierce's campaign.
Campus voters favor Bryant

By AMY D. GOLDSTEIN
and ARONA PEARLSTEIN
Votersin precincts dominated by University students and
staff overwhelmingly supported University Prof. Bunyan
Bryant's unsuccessful bid in yesterday's mayoral primary,
although turnout near campus was lower than in the rest of
the city..
In the 21 voting precincts which are on or near the Univer-
sity campus, Democratic voters cast 634 votes, or 63 percent,
for Bryant, compared to 373 votes, or 37 percent, for vic-
torious former State Sen. Ed Pierce. In the Republican race,
the winner, Richard Hadler, drew 170 votes against perennial
candidate Paul Jensen's 35.
IN THOSE 21 precincts, which comprise over one-third of

the city's 61 polling places, only 1,212 votes were cast. Those
votes accounted for 23 percent of the votes cast citywide.
"Registered students were basically for Bryant, but most
who could vote didn't vote,"said Lisa Danto, a nursing school
senior who worked on the Bryant campaign. "Students don't
think of city elections as important."
Cheryl Bullard, a Bryant supporter and administrative
assistant to the Michigan Student Assembly, said more in-
terest among voters could have led to a Bryant victory. She
said voter apathy was partially due to the fact that many
people knew little about yesterday's primary.
Turnout at campus-area precincts ranged from seven
voters all day at Stockwell dormitory to 112 at East Quad. -

Democrat Ed Pierce (left) will face Republican Richard Hadler in April's
mayoral election. Pierce and Hadler won handily in yesterday's primary.

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' Black poet,
stresses
value of
'ducation

By MARLA GOLD
"I don't want to make you mad. I just
want to make you think about what's
going on," said poet Nikki Giovanni
during a ceremony Sunday night
saluting black women.
"You're going to have to become con-
cerned. . . I know there are solutions to
problems," she told the predominantly
female crowd which filled the Men-
delssohn Theater.
HER SPEECH followed a series of
essays and poems honoring black
women which were read by men from
the Black Student Union and members

of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
The ceremony was intended to give
"credit where it is due, has been due.
and always will be due," said BSU
member Michael Sudarkasa, who
delivered the introduction to the
ceremony.
Giovanni lectured on topics ranging
from education to social awareness,
ending with a warning that women and
men must be friends and must be able
to "count on each other."
"I WANT TO urge you to find yourself
a friend," she said. "We have an
obligation - a responsibility to be a
See CEREMONY, Page 3

Hoffman calls camp uses
hotbeds of social rest'

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By NORA THORP
At first mention, Cliff Hillegass may
not have a great deal of name
recognition on campus. But for Univer-
sity students facing an English midterm
this week, his first name is more than
familiar. In short, Cliff - or rather Clif-
fs Notes - can be a life-saver for
students faced with an exam on that
novel that has been lying under a pile of
dirty laundry for months.
Over the years, Cliff has expanded
his 1958 basement business into a $5
million a year empire that now includes
a line of cassette tapes intended to ap-
peal to today's Walkman-owning
student. The cassettes feature a few
brief dramatizations of the high points
of a novel and a narrated critique
similar to the printed Cliffs Notes,
which are primarily plot summary.
THE COMPANY also offers test
preparation guides, study editions, and
cookbooks such as Favorite Recipes of
the Nebraska Czechs.
But by far the most popular product
is the traditional black and yellow
striped pamphlet, which spokespersons
for campus bookstores say is snatched
off the shelves at the start of the
semester and around midterms and

finals week. Homer's Iliad and
Odyssey are the hottest sellers in this
area, primarily because they are
frequently assigned reading for English
classes.
For many students who put off their
reading until a few days before an
exam, Cliffs . Notes are better than
nothing. LSA senior Wendy Ruckgaber
said she has used Cliffs Notes on
several occasions, but found that they
didn't help her as much as she had
hoped. She admits that she would have
learned more by simply reading the
book.
SHAREEF Mahdavi, an LSA senior,
said he found the study guides useful his
freshman year but has since realized
that they are "a good support and a
terrible substitute."
Several University English
professors also questioned the
usefulnes of Cliffs Notes.
In the opinion of English Prof. Jim
Gindin, the guides are "entirely
useless." Gindin said he disapproves of
their use even in high school, noting
that he would rather have a student
read part of a novel than depend on plot
summary. He said he doesn't see the
value of such rehashes because plot is
only a small part of fiction.

ENGLISH Prof. Bert Hornback said
that students would be wiser to use the
Masterplots that are available at the
Gradute Library than to rely on Cliffs
Notes. Students could put their money
to better use, he said, by making a con-
tribution to a charity, such as Oxfam,
which collects money to eliminate world
hunger.
Students who use the notes to write
papers should be warned not to believe
everything they read. According to
Hornback, the Cliffs Notes version of
Oliver Twist states incorrectly that it,
was Charles Dickens's first novel. Hor-
nback added that he often tries to iden-
tify Cliffs Notes users by comparing
students' papers to the notes to see if
students have plagiarized any of the
ideas found in them.
Hornback said he fears that the major
reason for the availibility of such poor
quality literary notes is the money they
can bring to the company. And,
"something as precious as the mind
shouldn't be trusted to those types of
people," he said.
The company has a board of editors
in Nebraska who pick instructors, and
occasionally graduate students
knowledgeable in certain areas of
literature.

By ALYSON BITNER
High university, tuition, career-
oriented students,: the Reagan ad-
ministration's attitude towards studen-
ts, the "no live" war in Central
America, and a changed economic
climate - all of these factors have
transformed college campuses across
the nation into "hotbeds of social rest,"
activist Abbie Hoffman told a crowd
packed into Rackham auditorium last
night.
Hoffman, conservatively clad in cor-
ds and a sweater vest - a marked
change from the American flag shirt he
often donned in the '60s - is co-founder
of the Yippies, one of the Chicago 7, and
the originator of the infamous "don't
trust anyone over 30" phrase.
THOUGH Hoffman said he has not
sold out to the status quo, or "$200,000,
three Cuisinarts, and two Porsches" as
he terms it, he now advocates not
trusting anyone under 30 and yesterday
admitted that "the '60s were a fluke."
The man who spent over six years
underground after jumping bail on a
cocaine charge had praise for the
University's strong activist element,
which be sees exhibited in many stud-
ents' attacks on U.S. policy in Central
America and recent protests against
the Central Intelligence Agency.
He urged students to push for
divestiture of stocks in South Africa and
to get involved in the Ann Arbor com-
munity by such acts as supporting
striking theater projectionists.
"THE RADICALS have disappeared
from college campuses," and this has
allowed "school administrators to look
at students like meat," Hoffman said,
referring to the dangers of a passive
student body.
While he has given up the term "kill
your parents," Hoffman has not
relinquished his revolutionary ways.
See HOFFMAN, Page 2

Daily Photo by KATE O'LEARY
Abbie Hoffman stirs memories of 1960s radicalism last night at Rackham
Auditorium. The well-known activist addressed a capacity crowd.

WCBN nets $14,000
(' TUDENT-RUN radio station WCBN raised over

Clickety clack
A61-YEAR-OLD engineer in Glenarm, Md., who loves
the clickety clack of wheels against steel has won the
right to operate a half-size train around his house. Joe
Prosser, whose dream of owning a railroad evolved during
years of commuting to work by train, says he will start
laying 1,000 feet of track on nine acres as soon as the
weather warms. After two years of legal battles with the

Horse" rolling by late spring. "I'm interested in having a
train to ride through the woods and watch the birds," he
said.
Video sleeping pill
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ficial. At the Greenwich Senior Center, where the tape was
shown Friday, at least one person fell asleep while wat-
ching it. "We thought that if if we could take the music for
relaxation and put it with some nature photography that
was really beautiful and put it with some narration that
would make you relax, the combination would be a knock
out," Porter said.

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