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Gar teach-in hits homophobia

The Michigan Daily-Thursday, October 19, 1978-Page_5
Ladies' night may violate law

Providig the opportunity for
everyone b gain awareness of gay
issues, tle first Ann Arbor Gay
Lifestylet Conference will begin
tonight atthe Michigan Union.
The coference offers the chance
to study he role of gays in society
through rarious workshops, films
and concrts.
ORGAHZERS of the conference
explaine their reasons for having
the prognm. "This country is going
more aid more right-wing and
fascist.' ur purpose is to tell people
that the have nothing to'fear (from
gays),"said Kathi Timmons, of the
LesbianAdvocates Office.
Timmons said homophobia (the
fear of homosexuals) is very strong,
in Anr Arbor even though the cam-
pus has a liberal reputation. Tim-
mons ited torn-down-drag banners
that ware advertising the conference
as an example of homophobia.
"Hdnosexuals aren't seen as
being oppressed by (heterosexual)

people. Even in view of the Dade
County ordinance, gays aren't seen
as a minority," Timmons said.
provides a chance for local.gays to
meet each other. "Within any group,
there are people you'd like to be
with. This conference will give
peopel who don't get out much a
chance to meet people and find out
what's going on. It's to let people
know they aren't alone, and that
everyone, has questions (about their
sexuality)," Timmons said.,
The conference is being funded by
several different groups. Michigan
Student Assembly (MSA) and the
Literary College's student gover-
nment (LSA-SG) both donated $500.
The Pilot . Program donated $100,
and the Women's Studies depar-
tment and the American Civil Liber-
ties Union (ACLU) each contributed
"We expected more difficulty in
obtaining -funds," said Martina
Myers, the head of the fund-raising
department for the conference.

"There's been a slight shift in
opinion. People are seeing more
benefits from the Gay Advocates Of-
fice," Myers added.
MYERS'SAID the People's Action
Coalition (PAC) was a large influen-
ce in getting MSA's support. Accor-
ding to Myers, last year MSA gave
no financial support to the Human
Sexuality Office's activities.
Tonight's feature is a film, entitled
"A Very Natural Thing." Workshops
begin tomorrow morning and will
cover such topics as "Justice is
Blind" which focusesoh the legal
problems facing gays, and "Sexism
in the Movement," which will
discuss how gays oppress each-
other. Most of the workshop
facilitators are members of the Ann
Arbor gay community.
Friday night Charlie Murphy, a
male singer and songwriter, will be
featured in concert. Sunday night,
singers Ginni Clemens and Ami
Pierce will perform for the con-


University social woik Prof. Howard Jo
escribed the current stte of some two thous
logy programs across ;he country "a complic
say the least."
"Ten years ago,' Johnson said, "only a han
rograrms existed, none of which were degree p
ut a renaissance of itterest in the subject has
ithin the last few fears, particularly on th
mpuses. "These ew programs have spr
pidly," the professr said, "that many in the
e quality and coitent of these programs
"IT WAS IN THIScontext that Johnson, wh
ssociation for (erontology in HigherI
'Take a lcwk right here in A
bor, wherethe Ann Arbor Tr
tation Autlority plans to disc
its Dial-A-kde service. For m
the city's ellerly, it is their o
to the outsile. Take that aw
what's left fer them?"
-T-Prof. HowardJ
(AGHE) acceptd the position of heading
nationwide studyhat he hopes will help defin
for education prorams in the field.
The study, whuh is being co-sponsore'd by
and the Gerontolgical Society, has just enter
month. "Over oe hundred experts in the fie
tology have beeuidentified," said Johnson, "a
now being survyed in an attempt to find
essential knowldge and what is of secondar
Johnson speks from a position of autho
Johnson speks from a position of autho
problems of th nation's aged. he not only is th
of AGHE, bufalso the director of the Univ
stitute of Geritology, one of the country's ol
of research atd study on aging.
JOHNSONCITED health and the cost of he
services, hosing and transportation as just.

eadings tudy
areas in which major problems for the elderly exist.
ihnson has "Take a look right here in Ann Arbor, where the Ann
and geron- Arbor Transportation Authority plans to discontinue it's
ated mess, Dial-A-Ride service. For many of the city's elderly, it is
their only link to the outside. Take that away, and what's
dful of such left for them?"
)rograms." Johnson also pointed out shortcomings in federally
sprung up sponsored nutrition programs for the aged. "We spend a
he nation's hell of a lot of money on these programs," he said, "but
ung up so not much in the way of basic research has been done on
e field feel the subject of nutrition for the aged. No one has a clear
is highly idea if the program is meeting it's goals or not."
o heads the IT IS HOPED that the study will help to clear up some of
Education those problems, according to Johnson. "We are trying to
come up with recommendations for use by those in-
Inn A r- stitutions that are in or planning to enter the business of
gerontology," he said. "Our objective is to see if there is a
anspor- consensus on what might be described as a 'core'
ontinue knowledge base for the field and a secondary base for
those people active in the field." A
lany of Johnson said the study team of twelve top experts in the
nly link field are looking for a "distilling" of ideas from the results
of the survey, which will be carried out in three parts over
!ay and the upcoming months.
The University currently sponsors a graduate study in
gerontology, in which students may enroll in the Specialist
lohn on in Aging Certificate Program. The University does not of-
fer a single degree in the field, instead allowing students
a two year to specializ f sg&t logy while earfin a degree in the
e guidelines ._ field of their ' 'il' . ,
JOHNSON SAID he favors this system, believing that
y the AGHE "there is not a sufficient distinctive body of knowledge to
ed its eighth warrant a separate degree program, nor is there an
ld of geron- adequately defined set of skills needed to work with the
and they are elderly.
out what is "We are literally taking food and medicine out of the
y importan- mouths of those aged people living on fixed incomes," said
Johnson. "They face a large number of problems, and
rity lon the those problems are far more inter-related than those of
any other age goup."
rity on' the"We may be able to predict the size of the older
he president population in the year 2000, but we can't predict it's
versity's In- health, housing or other needs," the professor said. It will
dest centers be up to the educators of the country to broaden the scope
of their studies, Johnson said, and intensify "a greater
alth related sensitivity to the problems and potential of the aged
a few of the among all students in all fields of study."

(Continued from Page 1)
he said. "The people coming in cer-
tainly don't object."
Rogers also said the bar has no plans
for a Mens' Night. -
ONLY ONE other Ann Arbor bar con-
tacted offers a similar discount. Don
Cisco's, 611 Church, also admits women
free on Tuesday night, according to
manager Tom Gotler.
Gotler said he was not aware of any
legal restrictions against such
one step
(Continued from Page 1)
preserving the option of building the
bomb but delaying a final decision on
its deployment.
In addition, Reston said, Carter or-
dered the production and stockpiling of
some, but not all,"of the components
needed to convert the newtshells and
warheads into neutron weapons.
Reston would not say how quickly the
new shells and warheads could be con-
verted to neutron weapons. Other
department sources, speaking
privately, said it could be done quickly,
but they refused to specify a time
Defense Secretary Harold Brown
flew to Europe this week to inform the
European allies directly involved in the
neutron bomb controversy of the
President's decision, State Department
officials said.
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promotions. "I've never had the
question raised," he said.
L. G. Fenerli, owner of the Rubaiyat
restaurant and bar, 102 S. First Street,
said his club does not offer any such
promotional evenings. "I don't think
anyone would dare to do it because it's
illegal," he said.
CLINT CASTOR, owner of the Village
Bell, 1321 S. University, said his
restaurant does not have Ladies'
Nights, but has had them in the past.
"At some time we called it that (Ladies
Night). I don't know why we don't have
it any more," he said.
The Village Bell has whiskey sour
night on Mondays, and, according to
Castor, more women than men drink
them, but "anyone may get the drink
for $1.00."
Denise Duggan, manager of the
Spaghetti Bender, 23 N. Washington in
Ypsilanti, said that the bar has Men's
night on Wednesday and Ladies' Night
on Thursday.
"THESE NIGHTS are better public
relations for the bar because more of
the opposite. sex show up," she ex-

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Anyone may get a discounted drink at
the Spaghetti Bender on Men's Night
just by asking, according to Duggan.
On Ladies' Night, Duggan said, women
are given a card when they enter, which
is used for a discount. She also said this
policy might be reconsidered.
The Daily ran an advertisement for
Ladies' Night at Second Chance on
Tuesday, and, according to Daily
business manager Nancy Grau, will not
do so in the future. "We can't run an ad
like that because it's discriminatory,"
she said. Any ad which sets limits on a
group of people is illegal, and a
newspaper may refuse to run the ad,
added Grau.
If a local establishment is accused of
violating the ordinance, the city attor-
ney would prosecute. The maximum
punishment is a fine of up to $500 and 90
days in jail, according to Marshall.
A spokesperson from the state depar-
tment of civil rights cited a recent case
against a car wash owner who offered
aiscount prices to women. The case
eventually was resolved when the
owner changed to a "People Day,"
where everyone got discount rates.


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MARQVETTE (UPI) - State Budget
irector Gerald Miller said yesterday
enters = 35 per cent of all Michigan
ouseholds - will be fleeced by ap-
roval of ?roposal J, the Tisch Tax Cut
"Renters are going to end up paying
ignificanly more if Proposal J passes,
iller told Upper Peninsula reporters
nd community leaders at a tax feform
PROPOSAL J author Robert Tisch
aid even though their income taxes
ill rise, renters will benefit because
heir landlords will lower their rents.
ut Miller said lower rents are im-
r obably and renters will be stuck with
harply increased income taxes levied
omake up for the $1.7 billion property
x cut.
He said expecting landbrds to lower
ents is "like asking a rabbit to take a
iece of lettuce to a friend - it just
on't happen."
Miller said many honeowners expec-
i ig to benefit from Psoposal J, which
ould slice property tax assessments in
lf, may be in fot a sad surprise
cause they also wil lose $300 million
n property tax credis.'
A SENIOR CITI|N with a $6,000 in-
come and a $600 tax bill "will get ab-
olutely no relief under proposal J,"
filler said.
A couple makiig $10,000 and paying
00 in property taxes, he said, will end
~p paying $80 nmare in net taxes under

amendment to the Constitution.
Tisch and fellow tax crusader
Richard Headlee would not say how
they'll, vote on the other two tax
proposals. 6
HEADLEE, AUTHOR of Proposal E,
the Headlee Tax Limitation Amen-
dment, did say, however, he was
misquoted by news reports that, he
favored the Tisch plan.
"He can't give you a tax cut - only a
tax shift," Headlee said of Tisch.
Headlee's proposal would prohibit
government spending from growing at

a rate faster than citizens' personal in-
come. It would not reduce current
Robert Lytle, author of the so-called
voucher plan for school funding, said.he
supports the Headlee Amendment and
"the jury's still out" on Tisch.
Under the voucher plan - Proposal H
- all property taxes used for school
funding, about 65 per cent of the total
property tax bill, would be repealed.
The legislature, presumably through
the income tax, would be forced to
devise a new method of school funding.

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a conerence exploring
Sexual Orientation
sponsored by
Office of Student Programs
Human Sexuality Office
a weekend of workshops, concerts, films
workshops: Michigan Union 9 AM-5 PM
Friday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 22
FRIDAY, OCT. 20-Canterbury Loft, 332 S. State St.
CHARLIE MURPHY-gay male singer and
Time: 9 PM, songwriter in concert.
SATURDAY, OCT. 21-(location to be announced)

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