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Vol. LIX, No.o47Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, October 31, 1978 Ten Cents Twelve Pages plus Supplement
MSU women cagers file bias action
By PAULA LASHINSKY for hours. You really don't have to look very hard The team first took action last June when it filed Trustees to state their case.
to see the discrimination between men and women a complaint with MSU officials. According to AS AN UPSHOT of this action, MSU President
Michigan State University's (MSU) women's at this university, especially in athletics," she DeBoer, the team received no response from the Edgar Hardin appointed an affirmative action You really don t have to
basketball team has filed a complaint with the said. "There are many obvious differences in university at that time. committee to investigate this matter. The look very hard to see the
federal government, charging the school with sex coaches' salaries, scholarships, and basic budget ACCORDING TO Sally Bright, executive committee was not asked to zero in on the discrimination at this
discrimination, matters. secretary for MSU's Anti-Discrimination Judicial women's basketball issue, but rather to review all University, especially in
The women claim that MSU is violating Title IX, "WE DRIVE TO games while the men often Board (ADJB), the university received no formal athletic practices and programs. athletics.'
a section of the enabling legislation for the fly," she added. "The men's team has its own notification of the HEW complaint.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare locker room and lockers, while we are compelled "Under new HEW rules, we are supposed to get "We were asked to develop guidelines for the
(HEW) which deals with sex discrimination in to share, not only among ourselves, but with other a copy of the complaint. I think that due to a university to follow and our report makes, no
public institutions. teams. A doctor is present at every men's game, switch in personnel at HEW, things have been direct reference to the basketball team," said -Kathy DeBoer
"OUR TITLE IX complaint means that there is while one only occasionally attends our contests. fouled up," Bright said. Clarence Underwood, chairman of the
discrimination against women athletics at MSU," The general attitude towards women's athletics is Title IX mandates that an internal grievance Affirmative Action Title IX Committee. In team spokeswoman
said Karen Langeland, women's basketball coach. just very different," DeBoer said. complaint be filed before action is taken. Last addition to that committee, a legal review board
Kathy DeBoer, spokeswoman for the women's MSU Athletic Director Joseph Kerney could not June, the team filed such a complaint. Two team was appointed specifically ,to examine the
basketball team said she could "list grievances be reached last night for comment. representatives went before MSU's Board of See WOMEN, Page 9

Carter under
pressure as
dollar drops

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter
administration is coming under new
pressure from overseas to take ad-
ditional steps to support the floundering
U.S. dollar. Gold prices soared to new
highs on world markets.
The dollar plunged to new lows
yesterday as foreign exchange traders
showed once again that they do not
believe President Carter's new anti-in-
flation program can be successful in
significantly slowing the inflation that
undermines the purchasing power of
the dollar.
London were quoted as saying only
massive intervention by the United
States to buy up dollars in world money
markets would work.
They said the United States should
undertake a loan from the International
Monetary Fund (IMF) for this purpose.
The United States can uncon-
ditionally borrow up to $4.4 billion from
the IMF. Administration officials have
said such a loan is under consideration
if new actions to protect the dollar
prove necessary.
The dollar had one of its worst days
ever yesterday, dropping two per cent
against the German mark and French
franc, and one to two per cent against
most other major currencies. It has lost
four per cent against the mark in just
the past week.

THE U.S. FEDERAL Reserve Board,
which is the U.S. central bank, has
agreements with central banks of other
major nations under which it could
borrow a total of $22 billion in foreign
currencies for dollar-support
However, the administration and the
Federal Reserve' Board have been
reluctant to intervene in a major way to
support the dollar, for'fear it might in-
vite additional attacks on the dollar.
Foreign investers and officials
believe inflation is the central problem
weakening the American economy.
Lack of confidence in U.S. economic
leadership has led many foreigners to
convert their dollars into marks, fran-
cs, yen, precious metals or other safe
for supporting the ddl'ar, which include
the nation's gold reserves of about $11.7
billion, are all the dollars held abroad,
which some estimates set at $500
There is strong evidence that the
Federal Reserve Board has been inter-
vening in a limited way to counter so-
called disorderly market conditions,
meaning that it is trying to prevent
severe distortions in exchange rates.
Intervention to counter disorderly
exchange conditions has been the crux
of the U.S. dollar policy since President
Carter took office.

Daily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
Two fire marshals survey a tanker truck filled with a flammable chemical that overturned yesterday on 1-94, killing its driver and injuring a passenger. See story,
Page 5.
Farm Bureau : PBB'overbloWn

LANSING (UPI) -Michigan Farm Bureau of-
ficials, victorious in a landmark PBB lawsuit, called
yesterday for an end to the political battle over the
state's contamination tragedy.
There was no indication, however, that'politicians
would heed the call.
FARM BUREAU President Elton Smith called a
news conference to comment on the decision by Cir-
cuit Judge William Peterson of Wexford County
against dairy farmers Roy and Marilyn Tacoma in a
14-month damage suit.

"Perhaps now, Michigan can regain its stature as
one of the best, most diverse, most productive
agricultural states in the nation," Smith said..
"We're hopeful, too, that this issue will now be
removed from the political arena, where it never
belonged in the first place, and where it has been used
ruthlessly, to the detriment of our agricultural in-
SMITH, HOWEVER, refused to say exactly who he
believes has exploited the issue for political gain.
The Tacomas, already facing staggering legal
costs, said yesterday that they will appeal Judge

Peterson's ruling that contamination from PBB did
not destroy their dairy herd.
Word of the appeal came as a group of Newaygo
County residents opened their $4 million lawsuit in
Kent County Circuit Court against Farm Bureauy
and farmer Myron Kokx.
THAT ACTION, one of 100 pending in'Michigan's
worst agricultural disaster, alleges that keeping con-
taminated cattle on the Kokx farm in 1974 caused un-
due worry and created a nuisance to other farmers.
The suit asks damages for odor and noise pollution
from the Kokx farm.

Students may receive
pres. selection input

rivals deb ate

A bigger, clearer, and, we feleI,
better Today column makes its
debut today. The biggest change is
the size. We're giving this popular
column the full length of page three
and striving to come up with news
briefs which entertain and inform.
The second big change is the new
format of the daily "happenings"
listings. Starting today, we're
breaking the events down by
category, and listing them in an

easier-to-read format. Also, we will
now list campus films and other en-
tertainment events for your con-
venience. Any non-profit group can
now have its activities listed,
whether or not admission is
Remember, if you see news hap-
pening, or if something unusual cat-
ches your eye, please let us know.
Just call 76-DAILY - we're waiting
to hear from you.

University Regent Robert Nederlan-
der (D-Birmingham) said in a meeting
with the Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) last night that he would in-
troduce a resolution at the Regents'
November meeting for a written
guarantee of "close student in-
volvement somewhere down the line, in
the presidential selection process.
Regents Paul Brown (D-Petoskey)
and James Waters (D-Muskegon), also
present at the meeting in the Union,
said they would support the measure.
The other Regent at the conference,

Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) refused to
commit himself on the question. But
when MSA President Eric Arnson
pressed Baker on the issue, the Regent
replied, "I voted for the guidelines,"
indicating he Was satisfied with the
present plan.
MSA, WHICH is presently boycotting
the presidential selection process, will
discuss the continuation of the boycott
tonight at its weekly meeting in the
Union. MSA previously said it wouldn't.
continue until it received written
assurances from the Regents that:
Members of the student advisory
See REGENTS, Page 9.

Disagreeing sharply over inflation,
abortion, and the nation's defense
budget, Republican Rep. Carl PurselladCt Co nim nE r G enhs
and Ciy Cuncilman EalGreene, his
Democratic challenger from the
Second Ward, debated yesterday as the
race for the Second District's
'V y
Congressional seat moved into its final
Contrary to the two previous debates
between the candidates, yesterday's
tussle at the Daily's offices stressed
concrete issues instead of the back and
forth political rhetoric which has
dominated the campaign.
Although both politicians endorsed
President Carter's new guidelines to
taeria the nation's inflation ills. Pursell

Greene, however, said Carter ap-
pears to be "on target to settle the
problem in a sensible long-range ap-
proach." Greene argued that the
President inherited a heavy budget
deficit from his predecesor And has
succeeded in reducing the deficit to its
lowest since 1974.
"Rome wasn't built in three days. I
think it has a chance of working," the
councilman indicated.
regarding abortion, the distinction
between the two candidates was much
clearer. Greene said he supports the
funding of abortions for lower income
women because he said he believes "in
upholding the laws of the land."
Pursell, however, adopted a self-
proclaimed "middleground" viewpoint
by indicating he supports federally fun-
ded abortions only in the case of rape,
incest, or danger to the mother's life.
Both politicians argued the nation
needs to have a strong defense posture,"
but that the military budget could be
reduced. Pursell said his adherence to

jitterbug 'at
The only figure that was missing was Dick
Clark, as the bright strobe lights flooded the
dance floor, spotlighting students who looked
like they'd just walked off the set of the movie
Men sporting greased-back hair and black
leather jackets jitterbugging madly with
bobby-socked and ponytailed women;
"Michigan Bandstand '58" was off and

City Council
hears" report
on hospital
City Council, last night heard a
progress report on the future utilization
of University hospital facilities from
University officials.
The University is presently con-
sidering three major plans incor-
porating new construction and re-using
existing buildings.
Council was also presented with three
possible uses of the old fire station on
Huron and Fifth Streets. Since none of
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