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Henry Johnson - 9,183 Ronald C. Bishop - 8,697 Cecil W. Warner - 8,452 J. W. Anderson Jr. - 7,715 Ivan R. Kemp - 6,257 A. G. Gottleib - 4,418 John Schneider - 4,004 M.J. Shoultz- 1,189 & ftehnC-Cruz- 1,004 Ann Arbor School District voters went to the polls yesterday in massive numbers to elect Henry Johnson, Dr. Ronald C. Bishop and Cecil W. Warner to the Ann Arbor Board of Education. Two of the new trustees elected to three-year terms by the nearly 18,000 voters - Johnson and Bishop- had given strong support to the 6.67-mill package for school operations which was approved yesterday by about a 300-vote margin. Warner, unsuccessful candidate in last year's school board election, had opposed the millage package. He maintained that the school system could be operated with 4.8 milis instead of 6.67 milis. Blue skies and mild temperatures were credited for contributing to the large turnout. Johnson led the slate of winners with 9,183 votes. (All totals are unofficial.) Johnson, 32, director of group care and counseling at the W. J. Maxey Boys' Training School in Whitmore Lake, will become the second Negro on the Ann Arbor school board, joining Vice President Harold J. Lockett. School officials believe this is the first time more than one black at a time has been a member of the Ann Arbor Board of Education. During his campaign, Johnson stressed the need for more special education programs for handicapped children and for those with learning problems. Bishop, 48, chief of medical services at Veterans Administration Hospital, finished second with an unofficial total of 8,697 votes. He was followed by Warner, 4üprêsïdënouiscarlëtt Junior High Parent-Teacher Organization and senior engineering administrator at B e n d i x Aerospace Systems División, who unofficially p o 1 1 e d 8,452 votes. Last year, Warner came in fourth, closely following j tee Ted Heusel. (Only the top three candidates are selected.) James W. Anderson Jr., I ant manager of the Quarry photo I department, came in fourth this I year, with a total of 7,7Í5 votes. I Finishing fifth, sixth, seventh, I eighth and ninth, respectively, I were Ivan R. Kemp, A. Gerald I Gottleib, John H. Schneider, I Mrs. Mary Jane Shoultz and I John C. Cruz. Kemp, Gottleib, Schneider and I Cruz, along with Warner, had I opposed the 6.67-mill proposal. I Kemp was the only one of the I nine candidates who opposed the I controversial family living and I sex education programs ín the I elementary grades of the Ann I Arbor Public Schools. Johnson told The News this I morning he was "overwhelmed I and extremely gratified" at the I results of the school board I tion. Commenting on the successful I millage and bonding issues, he I said he believes the returns I dicate that all voters- students I and non-students alike - were I willing to vote the "necessary" additional funds, "in spite öïinTi additional tax burden", to maintain the school system and make "minimal improvements." Johnson called this vote a "tribute to the entire population of Ann Arbor." Bishop said he was "especially pleased" that the millage had passed, saying it would "ease" many problems next year. Warner thanked the voters last night for the "trust" they had placed in him. "I hope I can represent their total interests as I well as they themselves would," I Warner said. The new trustees will be sworn I in. at the Board of Education's I first meeting in July. They will I replace retir ing President! Joseph R. Julin and Trustee Ha-I zen J. Schumacher Jr. and Wil-I liam C. Godfrey. I


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