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Thursday, Janaary 8, 1'

IIC facing eh

rdinance eliminating the
or Human Relations Com-E
passed ,on first reading by}
mcil in an unanimous voteI
rdinance if passed on sec-
iding would replace theI
ion with a Department of1
Rights responsible for in--
.ng alleged violations of
crimination laws. It alsor
a board of examiners tot
if the charges are valid
1 evidence gathered by the-
ent. .
director / of the humanI
department would be di-
esponsible to the city ad-
tor whereas the present
relations director is re-
e to tli ecommission.
is some feeling that the re-
tion would create an or-
on interested only in the"
ation and prosecution of.
nation and uninterested in
oblems of human relations

Mildred Officer, a commissioner,
says that although the new de-
partment will probably enforce
anti-discrimination laws effective-
ly, "this is only one-third of the
Many other city human rela-
tions problems lie not in the en-
forcement of legislation but in
providing a forum for -discussion
says Mrs. Officer. She cites two
examples: the work HRC has done
in crisis situations between the
community and the police and the
ability of HRC to warn the city
of potentially troublesome situ-
ations. "This will no longer be pos-
On the other hand, Mayor Har-
ris believes the change is essential
if "anything is going to be ac-
complished in civil rights."
He says that HRC has impeded
progress in civil rights because
"the commission structure is es-
sentially a conservative structure."
ft is conservative, he says, because
the large number of people makes.
it difficult to decide on a course


ange in powers
of action. He adds that the only istrator concerning all phases of
solution is to "focus the power in discrimination in Ann Arbor.
one person," the director of the "The proposed ordinance is gen-
new department. erally supported by HRC," accord-
The proposed ordinance would ing to St. Antoine.
enpower the Human Rights De- However, Mrs. Officer believes
partment to subpoena witnesses that "it would be better to give the
and file charges of discrimination present commission additional en-
with the Human Rights Exam- forcement powers."
iners. There are some that feel that
-The examiners - who would be - th. th t t t

"Ming asks mneting.
bh ,Lair d:onROTC
ntinued froT Page 1) can Legion, Navy League, Michi-
ovide ,h4 6rincipal enroll- gan Air Association, and Veter-
i ROTC programs. ans for Foreign Wars testified for
.g also assured the Re- keeping the program unchanged
at recognizing ROTC in- at that time. Several students in-
by, their military r a n k cluding a representative of Grad-
sifying the ROTC units uate Assembly spoke in favor of
ams would not downgrade. the dhanges.
hil Pt~n amira

named by the mayor - would hold
an administrative hearing on a
case to determine if discrimination
exists. If they decide that it does,
they may issue cease-and-desist
orders, seek injunctions and peti-
tion Circuit Court for an order to
have the guilty party pay a fine
to the city of not more than $1000
per discriminatory practice.
"Convictions would be easier to
obtain through the examiners than
they would be in a criminal court,"
says HRC commissioner Theodore
St. Antoine.
At present, HRC can only rec-
ommend that the city attorney
file criminal charges against al-
leged housing discriminators. The
city has no ordinances coverings
other areas of discrimination, Al-
though HRC can hold a hearing, it
does not have the authority to
subpoena witnesses.
A key portion of the proposed
ordinance states that the city.
should not exempt the University
from its regulations on discrimina-
Mayor Harris has received a let-
ter from Pres. Fleming saying that
the University's attorneys feel that'
this provision -in the ordinance
would violate the University's
autonomy as a constitutionally
created state body.
Harris says "We will not know
the answer until we assert the
Jerold Lax, city attorney, said
that the "jurisdiction over the
University is a matter on which
lawyers could differ. I hope it!
won't go to litigation and that the
spirit of the ordinance will be ac-
cepted by all parties."
The proposed ordinance also in-
cludes creation of a "watchdog"'
Human Rights Commission that
would make "periodic reports" to
City Council and the city admin-

nenner tie presenT s iruc iure nor
the proposed structure are desir-
able. Jack Garris, chairman of the
Concerned Citizens of Ann Arbor
says CT he past performance of
HRC has not justified its expendi-
tures," but he.x added, "I don't
think the reorganized program is
going to dothejob it is intended
to do."
In addition to the problem of
HRC's structure, Harris charges
that the commission has "spon-
sored defamation of the character
of several individuals involved in
cases they investigated." He says
that HRC has "attempted to
marshal hostile public opinion as
a sanction," and labelled such tac-
tics "McCarthyism.",
Mrs. Officer denied this saying
"I don't feel that HRC has per-
formed in this manner."

Dorm rat
(Continued from Page 1)
need. At Baits Housing, the recent
formation of a student government
led the committee to recommend
that the education fee there be cut
from $8 to 50c.
The committee asked that sev-
eral costs be transferred from the
oeprating fund to the general
fund, which pays counseling costs.
Understhe plan night assistants'
salaries, and 50 per cent of the4
salaries and wages of night secur-
ity personnel would be paid for out
of the general fund. This move
would amount to a saving of $10
per student.
An "economics" cut of $3 per
student was asked, leaving it up
to the students and halls how to
best find the areas to make the
specific savings.
By recommending that housing
deposits be forfeited when a stu-
dent fails to sign a contract, the
committee anticipated i n c o m e
equal to $2.50 a student, and was
able to reduce the increase by that
amount. Another recommendation
asked for an increase in that de-
posit from the present $45 to $100.
The committee believes this would
have the effect of discouraging
"no-shows" and allowing another
$2.50 cut in the increase.
Other recommendations include
the initiation of limited meal con-
tracts at West Quad and Mosher-
Jordan. At West Quad, weekend
meals would be eliminated, with
an annual saving of $90 per resi-
dent. All breakfasts would be
eliminated at Mosher-Jordan, with
the opportunity for breakfast con-
tracts being made available at
neighboring halls. Meal contracts
for students living outside the
halls were also encouraged.
The committee asked rejection
of a request by Inter-Fraternity
Council and Pan-Hellenic Asso-
ciation for a contract termination
arrangement for students wishing
to move out of a residence hall and
into a fraternity or sorority. Sim-
ilarily, the committee recommend-
ed ending an agreement with In-

S85 hike
ter-Cooperative Council to reduce
the los of Oxford Housing resi-
dents when the North Campus
co-op project opens.
A new method of considering
housing contract terminations was
called for by the committee, per-
haps in the form of a review board.
The committee felt this would cut
down on fee losses by reducing the
number of terminations.
Another recommendation asked
that the Rate Committee continue
to meet on a regular basis. "I'd
hate to lose the expertise these
people have acquired," said Ed
Salowitz, Associate Director of
Housing and chairman of the Rate#
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entaggon relmburse-
TC costs, Fleming
sal.,was not, unique.;
Report, a study of
issioned by the De-
.ent, had made a
mendation last year,
ng op the ROTC is-
nts held a two-hour
on the subject Dec.
atives of the Ameri-
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atal health
lercer, associate pro-
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nib, at Riverside, will
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tax exemption
(Cont.inued from Page 1)
administration has not yet desig-1
nated its representative.
The first task of the policy
board will be to incorporate the
bookstore as a non-profit enter-
prise. The continuance of the tax
exemption is contingent on the
maintenance of this status. -
In a telephone interview lastI
night, Holderied indicated that the
tax exemption applies to schools
or any institution that can be
characterized as educational.
Ue said the proposed bookstore
qualifies under the latter designa-
tion since it is "a non-profit book-
store incorporated for the purpose
of providing support to a. bonafide
university handling the booksale."
The request for exemption of
the bookstore from the sales tax
was made in mid-December by
President Fleming in a letter to
the Sales and Use Tax Commis-
sion. Accompanying the letter was
a memorandum on the legal basis
for the University's request written
by Law Prof. L. Hart Wright. i

Thomas J. Larkin, professor of
art and art education, will be-
come chairman of the department,
of art on Jan. 4. The Regents con-
firmed the 3%-year appointment
at their December meeting. -
Larkin will succeed Prof. Rob-
ert Iglehart. Iglehart, t h e first
chairman of the department, has
served for 14 years. He will con-
tinue on the faculty and devote
full time to teaching.
Larkin, 48, came to the Univer-
sity in 1953 as assistant profes-
sor of art, to establish a program
in art education in the depart-
ment of art. Previously he had
taught six years at Iowa State
Teachers College and three years
at Hull-House in Chicago.
In the department or art he set
up a then unique curriculum, re-
quiring art education students to
complete the degree program for
the bachelor of fine arts degree
while satisfying the special re-
quirements of secondary school
The elementary school a r t
courses organized now serve 300
to 350 students per year; the art
education staff now numbers five.
Larkin handles liaison with the
scho l of education and the sup
ervision of practice teaching in
art in the public schools.



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Tuesday by pianist Rhea Kish and
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Tonight's concert of sonatas and
variations, which will be held in
Rackham lecture hall at 8 p.m.,
commemorates t h e. coniposer's
200th birthday.
Tuesday's concert wil be held
at the same time and place.'
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