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*Vo-. LXXX, No. 108 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, February 8, 1970

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VP

candidates

back

By JANE BARTMAN
"The University is a complex slow-
moving machine which needs to be
short-circuited," says Alan Guskin,
a candidate for vice president for
student services, referring to prob-
lems in the present University poli-
cies on minority admissions.
The other candidates, who along
with Guskin were recommended to
President Robben Fleming in January
by a student-faculty search commit-
tee for the position, have similar
feelings about the University's ad-
missions practices and all have sug-
gestions for ways in which the
"short-circuiting" might be effected.
The admissions office is now under
the direction of Vice President and
Dean of Graduate Studies Stephen
Spurr, but the new OSS vice presi-
dent will likely play a large role in
affecting minority admisions policies.
"The University has viewed itself

as a lily-white school, and has main-
tained this image," says Dr. Walter
Shervington, an instructor in psy-
chiatry at the medical school.
"In terms of faculty, administra-
tion and the student body, the Uni-
versity has a real job to do in chang-
ing its image-so that black students
will want to apply here," says Sherv-
ington.
Shervington believes that changing
the University's image would require
a vast increase in the number of
black students. He views the Black
Student's Union's (BSU) demand for
a quota system-increasing the num-
ber of black students until the per-
centage is equal to the percentage of
blacks in the state-as a viable solu-
tion but warns that "a quota can
work against you too."
In addition he believes other state
schools might be encouraged to em-
ploy the quota system and misuse it.

Hubert Locke, director of the re-
ligious affairs office at Wayne State
University, shares these fears, ex-.
pressing them even more strongly.
"If the blacks stipulate they want
15 per cent of the student body to be
black then the Roman Catholics
might decide that 15 per cent should
be Catholic, or the Irish . .."
"Secondly," Locke continues, "the
quota system fails to take into ac-
count that no university operates its
admissions program within a vacuum.
If we decide to set a quota for a
particular group here it can have
spill-over effects in other states."
"It could create a terrible back-
lash," he adds.
Guskin acknowledges the dangers
of a quota system but believes that
it is a positive approach.
Peter Steinberger, a lawyer in the
county legal aid clinic and another
candidate recommended by the vice

more
president search committee to Flem-
ing, agrees that the quota system is a
step forward. "If you wait for a plan
that is perfectly just, nothing will
happen," he says.
Steinberger views the admissions
problem this way, "Desired reality:
all the state's children have an equal
opportunity to use the facilites here,
provided they can make use of its
offerings, in their present or in some
altered form.
"Since blacks are in fact debarred
from attending the school in num-
bers proportional to their numerical
strength in the populations as a
whole, the BSU proposal is a step in
the right direction," he adds.
Steinberger sees the financial ar-
rangements at the school as at the
crux of the problem.
"The present reality is that the
University serves primarily the chil-
dren of the wealthy families of this

minority admissions

state, even though all the state's
people contribute by their work and
taxes to support the school.
"We don't merely want to offer
scholarships so that a limited num-
ber of blacks can attend a rich white
school. We want to change the
school," he says.
"For this reason, eventually, we
would want to do away with the
notion that the norm around here is
that everyone must pay a high fixed
tuition, and maintain himself while
at school by paying high costs of
shelter and food," Steinberger adds.
He suggests that the University
have a "norm which says that first
by lottery or selection from the pool
of all young people with a chance of
benefitting from attendance here, we
draft a list of winners, and then it
is the University's job to make sure
that each and every one of the win-
ners can afford to come here."

He sees as conceivable a system
which makes tuition; room and board
free for all students, or one which
requires families to pay in proportion
to their ability to do so.
President Fleming has indicated,
publicly that Steinberger is no longer
under consideration for the position.
Carol Leland, an official with the
College Entrance Examination Board
and one of the candidates for the
vice presidency, was unavailable for
comment yesterday.
Guskin's thoughts follow along the
same lines as Steinberger's: both see
a need for the University to change
once it has broadened its admissions
reach.
"We must make the University a
place which can utilize and build
upon the skills of minority group
people-so that they aren't given a
second class citizenship," Guskin
says.

"Too often the universities say
'come to our great university and we
will tutor you and make you human
beings.' They train white kids to go
into the ghettos when black kids
have the background and under-
standing of the culture needed for
teaching - skills white kids don't
have."
Guskin strongly disagrees with the
argument that widening minority ad-
missions necessitates a lowering in
academic standards.
"In terms of traditional curricular
standards you're taking risks, but in
terms of society you're not," says
Guskin. "Our society needs the skills
of blacks-by allowing a discrimina-
tory system to continue you are.deny-
ing society the services it needs, and
denying opportunity to those with
ability."
"If to change means radical
See VP, Page 8

-Associated Press
Dilly-Dali
Art museums are doing a.whopping business these days, especially when they have
the latest "erotic drawings" ofJohn Lennon on display. As Salvador Dali (the one
with the eyes) makes his way out of the Nordnes Gallery in New York, the police
head in to restrict over-anxious voyeurs from crashing the hy-invitation-only exhibit.
ank responds

Financial aid
asked in LSA
sit-in defense
By W. E. SCHROCK
The student bookstore issue has proved to
be no discount for the defendants in the
LSA Bldg. sit-in trials.
Currently some court costs and lawyers'
fees are being met through the LSA Legal
Defense Fund, but the bulk of the money has
thus far come from the defendants and their
families.
The defendants have voluntarily "taxed"
themselves $60 for the fund though some
students have been able to pay, says Jay
Hirschman, '73 pharmacy, one of the de-
fendants working for the fund.
But Student Government Council Vice
President Marc Van Der Hout who has been
acting as an unofficial manager of the fund,
says he would like to solicit money from
other sources-especially the University
faculty.
"I don't think faculty members are aware
of the great expense that is incurred," Van
Der Hout says. "I am sure that some would
be willing to give if they were informed."
To secure more money from parents, the
group is sending letters to the parents of
those students arrested if the student gives
permission.
Although the fund has collected a few
thousand dollars Van Der Hout says, it cur-
rently is unable to meet the total cost of
appeals for those convicted. A leaflet pre-
pared by the "LSA People" states the process
of appeal will involve a $250 bond for each
e person and transcripts of each trial costing
d $300.
e Estimates of the total cost of appeal run
d from $4000 to $8000, but spokesman say it
could be higher if the defendants challenge
- the law in federal court.
e Residential College Representative Assem-
. bly passed a motion Jan. 13 to give $500 to
s the fund, but has since been unable to re-
lease the money. First, RC held a referen-
dum on whether to give the money, not
e give the money or give an amount of money
- equal to that to be raised in an RC bucket
1 drive.
d After a close vote, the Representative
e Assembly decided the results indicated a
willingness to release the $500. However,
- several students maintained the results were
g ambigious and demanded a new binding
t referendum.
o At least 25 students and 10 faculty mem-
1 bers signed a petition calling for the new
referendum, but the exact form the ref-
d erendum will take is not known at this time.
- Ken Lewis of the RC Representative
Assembly believes that the issue in RC is
Y ."not whether money should be given, but
rather in the manner in which it shall be
given."

to

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By CARLA RAPOPORT
Ann Arbor Bank officials annou
terday that approximately 400
withdrew over $100,000 from the b
mass action sponsored by the A
Tenants Union Friday.
The union organi'zed Friday's
count-closing action to protest t
practices in dealing with garnis
strikers' accounts.
Garnishment in this case is a le
dure by which a court order m
tained by a landlord to freeze 125
of the disputed rent in the stri
count.
Press Secretary.of the Ann Arbo
Union, Lynn Hallen, commente
bank's assessment of the mass acti
figure of 400 must have been only
ple who withdrew accounts betwe
6 p.m.," she said yesterday. "Overf
signed our lists, all promising toc
accounts as soon as possible."
The bank officials also said
that the 400 closed accounts const
tenths of one per cent of the ba
number of student accounts. They
that the monetary withdrawals t
than eight one-thousandths of on
of the bank's total deposits.

mass protest
Miss Hallen said she felt this estimate was
unced yes- low. "The union knows for a fact that one
students co-op pulled over $4000 from the bank an
ank in the 4 more co-ops each withdrew about the
Ann Arbor same." Two small businesses a 1 s o pulle
their accounts, she claimed.
mass ac- "We didn't think our actions would af
the bank's fect the bank's stability, but we think we
shment of have affected its image," said Miss Hallen
"We still feel the action was a tremendou,
gal proce- success."
ay be ob- Joseph B. Foster, president of Ann Arbor
5 per cent Bank, said yesterday, "I want to thank the
kers's ac- 99.08% of our student depositors who show
ed faith in the Ann Arbor Bank. We wil
r Tenants strive, as we have in the past, to fully an
d on the efficiently meet the financial needs of the
on. "Their University Community."
y the peo- The bank officials expressed their posi
een 3 and tion on the garnishment of accounts, statinE
600 people that garnishment is a legal court order tha
close their must be acted on by the bank. They als
stated that notification was given in al
yesterday cases.
itute two- The Tenants Union last week also charge
nk's total the bank with general mishandling of stu
estimated dents accounts.,
otaled less A bank official apologized Friday for any
e per cent mishandling but explained that the bank
handles many accounts.

-Daily-Randy Edmonds
The battle Michigan's Rudy Tomjanovich (45, white) gets set to tap in a shot over the Wildcats'
Jim Sarno while Northwestern'c Dale Kellev (32_ dark) 2O'flD ioeh ifhe air na mn

of the stars shot. The Wolverines won, 95-84. (See st
Discrim--inatory em
'U' aces"m"o untrn~
By ROBERT JERRO And in a case dating from 1965, LaVerne
and JEFF ROSS Hill, a former nurse at University Hospital,
A black secretary is charging the Uni- has charged the University with discrimina-
versity's Institute of Labor and Industrial tion in failing to rehire her after she chang-
Relations with discrimination, claiming that er her mind about a resignation she turned
her predecessors were paid more than she in. The case is before the State Civil Rights
because they were white. Commission (SCRC), awaiting a final hear-
Another secretary brought a complaint ing in March.
to the Ann Arbor Human Relations Commis Altogether, the University has been charg-
sion that she was fired by the University ed with ten cases of discrimination since
because of her color. She was found to be 1965. According to Lemmer, "an early and
an incompetent worker, not the subject of satisfactory accord might be reached with
discrimination, says University attorney Wil- most of the employes."
Liam Lemmer. When an employe bringing charges of
discrimination against the University is un-
satisfied with the result of the internal in-
vestigation by the University attorney's of-
fice, he or she may then go to the SCRC
and demand a public hearing, as in the case
of Mrs. Hill, says Lemmer.
Se n However, both the University and those
outside the University concerned with the
right of minorities to equal opportunity em-
ployment agree that emotions often hamper
efforts to establish whether discrimination
or just individual incompetence was the is-
sue.
Also, critics of the University's employ-
ment practices such as Paul Wasson, a
former member of the HRC, and Dr. Al-
bert Wheeler, former president of the state
chapter of the NAACP, maintain that the
most harrnl disrimination is suhtli nd is

L.y tS flJ 6gut *AAwIII, I 6r War J aSMP
ory page 7.)
p mloymet: I
charg~es,
Relations, Dr. William Cash, explains he
is conducting a "two-pronged attack on the
inequalities that black employes might en-
counter during their employment by the
University."
"We are seeking to identify the situations
where overt discrimination might exist and
correct tae problem as soon as possible,"
says Dr. Cash. "In order to do this, we are
acquainting all employes with the grievance
procedure."
See 'U', Page 8
Set Feldmanl
arraignment
Richard Feldman, '71, will be arraigned
tomorrow morning before District Court
Judge S. J. Elden on a charge of contention.
A warrant pressed by engineering Prof.
John Young, head of the Engineering Place-
ment Service, charges Feldman with creating
a contention during the lock-in of a DuPont
recruiter in West Engineering Bldg. Jan. 29.
After turning himself in Friday night, to
the Ann Arbor police, Feldman posted a $25
bond and was released.
"G~~rm s t.- - cr t ln m 2 i 4far h m io }

BLUE PANTHERS TRIUMPH

Struggle over

People s.

PlaA

By BOB SCHREINER
The struggle is over. The people have won!
The battle of the paintbrushes is finished.
The University Plant Department has surrendered
to the sleek "Canadian" blue panthers in the war over
the plaza sign in front of the Administration Bldg.
Since December, the panthers have been creeping
out stealthily into the night to replace the word "Re-
gents" on the sign with the more democratic term

"We're just going to wait until this thing wears
out," he'adds.
But waiting for the panthers to wear out may take
a long time. "We're prepared to paint forever!" one
Blue Panther zealot says. "This victory serves to show
that if the people stick to a cause, nothing can stand
in their way!"
Reportedly acting on behalf of all oppressed peo-
ple in the Universe, the Blue Panther squads began
ts,, -r-arila fnfin nn mir~ch a ,f noo Q ,-ha

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