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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, November 23, 2005 - 3

ON CAMPUS
East Asian art
on display at
Museum of Art
An exhibition of East Asian Art in
the Alumni Memorial Hall of the Uni-
versity Museum of Art features works
never before displayed. The exhibit will
be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today
and includes media ranging from tex-
tiles to paintings and photos.
Free screening of
documentary on
the Silk Road
"The Silk Road," which was com-
posed of several routes through the harsh
Taklimakin Desert of Central Asia,
allowed for a cultural exchange between
Europe and the East. The UMMA will
present a free screening of a documen-
tary on the history of the trade route at
12:10 p.m. this afternoon in the Alumni
Memorial Hall.
Fortune Magazine
staffers to speak
Fortune Magazine photographer
Walker Evans and writer James Agee's
collaboration during the summer of
1936 resulted in a literary and artis-
tic examination of the lives of three
families living in Alabama during The
Great Depression. An exhibit featur-
ing Evans's photos and Agee's writings
will be on display from 10 a.m to 5 p.m
today in the Alumni Memorial Hall of
the UMMA.
CRIME
NOTES
Cell phone stolen
during Ohio State
Football game
The Department of Public Safety
received a report on Monday that a cell
phone was stolen from Michigan Sta-
dium during the Michigan-Ohio State
football game on Saturday. There are no
suspects.
Hateful message
written on dry-
erase board
A residential hall advisor contacted
DPS after finding a hateful message on
a dry-erase board on the fifth floor of
Couzens Residence Hall this past week-
end. The message was racial in nature
but was most likely not intended for the
resident of the room, who is a white
female. There are no suspects.
CDs stolen from
Student Activities
Building

DPS received reports that 30 to 40
CDs that were stolen from the Student
Activities Building during the past
week. The CDs are the property of the
University radio station. There are no
suspects.

Hendrix seeks recount from mayoral race

Challenger says there is
enough evidence to suggest
voter fraud in recent election
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit mayoral chal-
lenger Freman Hendrix announced yesterday
he will ask for a hand recount of votes from the
Detroit mayoral election, which he lost earlier
this month to incumbent Kwame Kilpatrick.
"It may be tempting for some to dismiss
this as a complaint from a sore loser," Hendrix
said at a news conference. "But there has been
enough evidence ... to raise legitimate ques-
tions about how the election was conducted
and how the ballots were counted."
A spokesman for the Kilpatrick campaign
was expected to comment to The Associated
Press on the request later yesterday.
Hendrix announced his decision the same

day that the city's Board of Canvassers certified
the Nov. 8 vote; Kilpatrick got 123,140 votes, or
53 percent,to 108,600 votes, or 47 percent, for
Hendrix, the secretary of state's office said.
Unofficial{ totals earlier had Kilpatrick with
123,067 votes, or 53 percent, to Hendrix's
108,539 votes, or 47 percent.
The secretary of state's office had been
working with the city to prepare for the final
vote certification and to identify problems
with the count.
The request for a recount will be made to the
Wayne County Board of Canvassers. Hendrix
spokeswoman Cathy Nedd said it will cost Hen-
drix about $7,200 to request the recount, but she
didn't know how much it would cost to conduct it.
The request comes as Detroit is facing a
budget deficit that's estimated to be as big as
$300 million by next year. Kilpatrick spokes-
man Howard Hughey said the recount could

"But there has been enough evidence ... to raise legitimate
questions about how the election was conducted and
how the ballots were counted."
- Freman Hendrix
Kwame Kilpatrick's challenger in Detroit's mayoral race

cost the city nearly $600,000.
Following the vote, officials reported that
at 17 of the city's 720 precincts, information
from ballots used to test tabulating machines
wasn't cleared before actual votes were cast,
leading to some changes in the vote totals.
And eight precincts weren't included in the
initial vote counts because information from
data packs wasn't properly delivered to the

Detroit city clerk'soffice, state elections offi-
cials have said.
Election Day in Detroit included action in
court as the Justice Department obtained an
order for the secretary of state to preserve
absentee ballots cast in the mayor's race, the
applications to get them and the envelopes in
which they were sent. The order was requested
on behalf of the FBI.

Ford chairman
urges incentives
for innovation

Company urges
Congress to increase tax
credits for auto R&D
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford Motor
Co. Chairman and CEO Bill Ford urged
Congress yesterday to offer a package of
tax incentives to drive innovation in the
auto industry and make the nation less
dependent on foreign oil.
Ford, during a speech in Washing-
ton, urged Congress to "dramatically
increase" tax credits for research and
development of alternative vehicles
and consider tax incentives to help
American manufacturers modernize
their plants.
He also urged investments in train-
ing programs for American workers,
the encouraging of consumers to buy
fuel-saving vehicles and partnerships
to build an infrastructure of gasoline
stations offering ethanol.
"Now, more than ever, I believe we
must take action," Ford said. "If we put
our heads together and keep in mind
our shared interest in America's future,
I'm confident that we can innovate our
way toward the right solutions."
Ford was scheduled to meet with
White House officials later Tuesday.
In September, he urged President
Bush to convene an energy summit
with automakers, suppliers, energy
companies, consumers and the gov-
ernment "to discuss our nation's ener-
gy security and our role in helping
find a solution."
Ford, the great-grandson of Ford
founder Henry Ford, said the incen-
tives could build upon those includ-
ed in the energy bill signed into law
this year. The measure offered up to
$3,600 in tax credits for consumers
who buy hybrid vehicles and encour-
aged the use of ethanol.
Ford would need to show that the
incentives are not corporate welfare
and would help the nation's fleet of
vehicles achieve higher fuel economy,
said David Friedman, research direc-

tor of the clean vehicles program for
the Union of Concerned Scientists.
"U.S. taxpayers can't afford to prop
up companies that have basically done
poor planning, but we can afford to do
it if we get something out it," Fried-
man said.
"(Taxpayers) need to be guaranteed
that they're going to get something out
of this in terms of higher fuel economy,
not just more hybrids on the road."
Ford has launched a public cam-
paign to describe its plans to produce
250,000 hybrids a year by 2010, 10
times the number it produces now. It
currently has two hybrid sport utility
vehicles on the market.
It has also announced plans to
produce 250,000 ethanol-capable
vehicles in 2006, including the Ford
F-150 pickup, Ford Crown Victoria,
Mercury Grand Marquis and Lincoln
Town Car.
Ford has struggled in North Ameri-
can and faced challenges, along
with other American automakers, by
increased competition from Asia and
steep health care costs and high costs
for raw materials.
The automaker reported a third-quar-
ter loss of $284 million last month, and
Ford said he will complete a restructur-
ing plan in December and announce
"significant" U.S. plant closings in Janu-
ary and layoffs affecting salaried work-
ers and hourly workers represented by
the United Auto Workers.
A day after rival General Motors
Corp. said it would eliminate 30,000
jobs and close all or part of 12 facili-
ties, Ford declined to provide details
on his company's restructuring plan.
"Restructuring alone won't bring
success. It's something we have to do.
We will address it. We have plans in
place to do it," Ford said. "But frank-
ly, that's not something the customer
much cares about. The customer wants
the latest and greatest technology. The
customer wants leadership in tech-
nologies that are going to make their
lives better."

THIS DAY

.. ,

In Daily

History

Ann Arbor Police
crack down on
fraternities
Nov. 23, 1991 - In an effort to reduce
the consumption of alcohol by minors,
the State Liquor Commission has pro-
vided the Ann Arbor Police Department
with funding to enforce alcohol policies
on campus.
Representatives from the Greek system
say they are feeling pressure to curb alco-
hol consumption at fraternity parties.
"We are under pressure from the
national system (and) the State Liquor
Commission," said Cyndi Mueller, the
judicial vice president of the Panhellenic
Association. "A lot of sorority members
are aware of the need for a policy."
The Interfraternity Council has cre-

BACON
Continued from page 1A
them from moral harm. With few exceptions,
unmarried women were required to live in Uni-
versity-approved all-female housing, where they
were subject to strict curfews and dress codes, and
where University officials could scrutinize their
dates and visitors. These methods, Steneck noted,,
were then common on campuses across the nation
and widely popular with parents.
But as the decade went on and the '60s
approached, students grew increasingly discon-
tented with what they saw as the University's
intrusive approach to their personal lives. And
Bacon, in particular, became a target of their pro-
test. Chief among the students' complaints was
Bacon's alleged practice of discouraging white
women from dating men of other races.
"None of this was new," Steneck said. "Dean
Bacon was enforcing it at a time when the cul-
tural mores were changing, the Baby Boomers
were arriving on campus, and the students just
weren't going to have this. It just no longer was
rational or reasonable."
Eventually, a group of Michigan Daily editors
and other students, led by then-Daily editor Tom

Hayden, gathered accusations and evidence from
female alumni - including complaints that Bacon
had severely punished women for visiting with
black men after hours and had written to a white
freshman's mother to inform her that her daughter
had been dating black men - and in 1961 pre-
sented them to the administration.
Within months, the University established
a committee, led by Law School Prof. John
Reed, to examine its relationship with students.
The committee's report recommended a sea
change in the University's philosophy toward
student life - beginning with the elimination
of Bacon's position. In September 1961, after
months of controversy and uproar from alumni,
Bacon resigned from her post and took up teach-
ing in the English department.
"The Reed Report was the foundation of the
place of students at the University today," Steneck
said. "They felt wholesale change was necessary
in the relationship between the University and
students, including dismantling the offices of the
dean of women and dean of men.... Dean Bacon's
resignation, which was a forced resignation, was
one of the first steps in that change."
The Reed Report's recommendations spelled
out the end of the administration's paternalism

toward female students. Throughout the rest of
the decade, the University would make most of
its residence halls co-ed, abolish curfews and
allow women to live off campus. And with the
deans of men and women eliminated, the admin-
istration's power to punish students for private
infractions - a power Steneck said those offices
had wielded absolutely and with little oversight
- was severely reduced.
Steneck noted that the upheaval in the Universi-
ty's relationship with students in the '60s was one
of the most powerful examples in the University's
history of student-driven change.
"I think there's a feeling on the part of students
today that you couldn't make a difference," she
said. "These students felt that they could, and they
went out and did it. The University changed, and
absolutely for the better."
After the University
Bacon continued to teach at the University as
an assistant professor of English for seven years,
taking two unpaid leaves to serve as the only white
professor at the historically black St. Augustine's
College in Raleigh, N.C., according to a Michi-
gan Today profile from 2002. After retiring in
1968, Bacon spent the next three decades writ-

ing several books and traveling to more than 48
countries. She moved to the Chelsea Retirement
Community in 1998.
"She was very alert to the end," said Carol Peck-
ham, director of resident services at the retirement
home. Peckham, who knew Bacon for only the last
three years of her life, described her as a voracious
reader who loved classical music and the arts.
"She was very articulate, with an excellent
vocabulary - the kind of person who listened to
NPR," Peckham said.
Lindsay Helfman, an LSA senior who is writing
her thesis on Bacon's role in the history of women
at the University, interviewed Bacon in March.
"Although she was 98, she still exuded the sharp,
formidable charisma which marked her tenure as
the last dean of women," she said.
Hayden, the former Daily editor who led the
campaign against Bacon in 1961, expressed regret
upon hearing of her death.
"I regret colliding with her and never seeking to
reconcile," he said in an e-mail.
Bacon never married, and she is survived by
a niece, two nephews and longtime friend Elsie
Fuller, among others. Bacon's memorial service
will be held at Chelsea Retirement Community at
1:30 p.m. on Dec. 4.

COKE
Continued from page 1
Coke's lawyer, Potter, requested that all plaintiffs
sign an agreement that would prevent them from using
any evidence gathered from independent investigations
conducted by universities.
Collingsworth wrote in a letter to Potter dated

"It's pretty obvious that if Coca-Cola wasn't
that something would be found, they wouldn't

afraid
try to

take legal measures to obscure the information," said
RC senior and coalition member Clara Hardie.
Potter vehemently rejected Collingsworth's implica-
tions in a letter dated Nov. 16.
"For someone I have known for more than a decade,
and with whom I have had most cordial dealings, I find

able interpretation of (your proposal) is that it is
designed to preclude us from using in court any
new evidence that is uncovered in the investiga-
tion. As you know, it would be an ethical violation
for me to agree to bury evidence that could assist
my clients in trial."
The University's Dispute Review Board - charged
with investigating whether the University's investments

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