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Page 2--Thursday, October 5, 1978-The Michigan Daily

Suit filed over MSA election

- (Continued from Page 1)
-because it did not state the article, sec-
tion, or clause it amends.
"They (MSA) can screw around with
the compiled code because the assem-
bly can change that, but if they're going
to change the constitution they better
know what they're doing, because they
only get one chance in one election,"
said Potter.
Representing Arnson and Smith,
MSA member Sean Foley claimed the
proposal is adequate because "there
was a clear intent on the part of the
assembly, everyone running for the of-
fices, and the people running the elec-
tion. In addition, it was clear on the part
"of the students because they intended to
elect a president and vice president."

FOLEY SAID it is ironic Freeman
filed suit, because he ran for'president,
accepted subsidies, and spent his own
money on the campaign.
In response, Freeman stated, "I
knew the rules and I knew they were in
doubt, but I wasn't sure I was going to
win the suit so I ran to cover all the
bases."
CSJ held a hearing Sunday on the
suit, but decided to postpone its
decision until this Sunday.
"WE DIDN'T feel we had enough
time to deliberate," said Vice Chief
Justice Ric Shahin. "There was a split
court and the difficulties involved in
discussion precluded any final set-
tlements."

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Arnson said he was stunned to hear
the court had to deliberate because he
thought "the suit was frivolous since
the intent was so clear."
Shanin said troubles for MSA will
result if the election for the president
and vice president is not certified.
"MSA COULD be thrown into a
tailspin from which it may never
recover," said Shahin. "There is
enough student apathy toward MSA as
it is, and if they find out the president
and vice president they elected were
thrown out on a technicality, MSA could
lose all credibility."
Shahin added that if certified, the
election would be equivalent to deciding
MSA could abrogate its own rules time
and time again when the situation
requires.
"I don't know if that's good or bad,
but Freeman has a valid point with the
45-day waiting period. Also, the person
who represented Arnson didn't convin-
ce the people the intent was clear that
MSA tried to remedy the situation,"
said Shahin.
Arnson said MSA may lose the suit on
a technicality, but he thought action the
court would take would not likely affect
the current leadership.
A newborn wildebeest learns to
stand in three to five minutes after
birth, and 300 seconds later it begins
to lope alongside the herd. Within one
day, it can keep up with the pace of
the herd.

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STRIKES GET SUPPORT from all over in the General Motors Sit-Down Strike of 1937 in Flint. "With Babies and Bannei
Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade" recounts the birth of the United Auto Workers Union. The film, directed by Li
raine Gray and produced by Anne Bohlen, Lyn Goldfarb, and Lorraine Gray, is being presented by the Women's La
History Film Project on Sunday night at Angell Hall. The picture was supplied by the filmmaker.,

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UAT Wfilm premieres

By BETH ROSENBERG
It started as a thesis topic, became a
movie, and now serves as an
educational device for the public on the
role of women in the General Motors
(GM) sit-down strike in Flint in 1937.
"With Babies and Banners: Story of
the Women's Emergency Brigade"
(WEB) is a film which tells the story of
a group of women who were instrumen-
tal in organizing the United Auto
Workers Union. (UAW). The film was
produced by the Women's Labor
History Film Project.
THREE MEMBERS of the brigade
were in Ann Arbor Tuesday to discuss
the film and their part in the strike.

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Nellie Bosson Henrix, 62, ran a punch
press at the GM plant during the
Depression. She and her sister were
supporting a family of seven because
her father was not working regularly.
"Sometimes we'd go to work and
work two hours, and then maybe be
sent home. No sick benefits, there was
no health and welfare programs. There
was no social security, there was no
unemployment compensation." she
said.
HENDRIX WAS an avid recruiter for
the union. A network of "stool pigeons"
reported her activities to GM, and she
was fired. Unemployment did not deter
her. The union even sent a bodyguard
with her for protection when she gave
speeches.
"I carried a bar of soap in a sock for,
protection," Henrix chuckled. Hearing
of this, her sons gave her the nickname
ERA
i (Continued from Page 1)
ERA, a declaration of fundamental
human rights for American women,
will soon become part of our Con-
stitution."
NOT ONCE SINCE Congress set a
seven-year ratification deadline for
constitutional amendments in 1917 has
it extended the deadline.
Opponents of the ERA extension
argued that Congress would set a
dangerous precedent by making an ex-
ception in this case.
"Let's. remember this is the Con-
stitution of the United States we are
dealing with," said Sen. John Stennis
(D-Miss.). "We are more or less
changing it like you would a fish and
game law-a hunting license or
something of the sort."
THE CONSTITUTION makes no
mention of time limits for ratification of
amendments. The Supreme Court has
ruled that Congress has the power to set
limits and to determine what limits are
reasonable.
Garn predicted during the debate
that the question of whether Congress
has the power to extend a time limit will
ultimately be settled in the courts.
Johann Christoph Denner, a 17th-
century German woodwind maker, is
generally credited with developing the
clarinet by adding two keys to a
medieval instrument called the
chulumeau.

"rock-in-the-sock-toting-mama."
Laura Hayward, 68, also worked
help organize the union. "Union dt
were 50 cents a month. When you we
paid 15 cents an hour (in 1929), uni
dues were considered a big chunk."
WORKING IN A bearings plant doi
inspections, Helen Hauer, 65, made
cents an hour. She said the strike w
not for more money.
"We were fighting for dignity...
be treated like human beings, becal
*we were not treated like hum
beings."
WEB worked alongside the m
during the strike. WEB organik
strike kitchens, day care cente:
picket lines, and provided financial
for striking families.
UNION MEMBERS today don'
regularly go to meetings, accordi
Hauer. "You'd have to sprinkle fl
along the way (for them) to find~
meeting," she said.
The three Brigade members agi
that hard work during the strike tim
made the differenc between victory a
defeat in the 44-day strike. Hend:
remembered that one mother of
walked nine miles a day to the pici
line clad in tennis shoes and a swea
during subfreezing weather.
"That's the kind of dedication whi
built the union," said Henrix.
LYN GOLDFARB, historian a
producer of the film said the movie w
made because women have been deni
their history for long enough.
"Our biggest problem in findi
footage for the movie occurred becau
most shots of women were discard
when film was preserved." Much of 1
footage in the movie was found in t
outtakes file in the National Archives
Washington.
The movie's Ann Arbor premiere
Sunday night at 7 and 9 an Angell HE
Aud. A, with proceeds going to t
Organizing Committee for Cleric
Workers. Hauer, Hayward, and H
drix will be available for discussion
ter the first showing.
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Volume LIX, No. 25.
Thursday, October25, 1978
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