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Vol. LXXXX, No. 17

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, September 25, 1979

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city police
Ann Arbor City Council unanimously
approved a new two-year contract last
night with the city's 117 police officers.
After three months of negotiations 'a
contract was ratified by the Ann Arbor ,
,Police Officers Association Sept. 14.
THE POLICE officers' previous con-
tract expired June 30, but the
negotiators did not reach agreement on
wage increases and a vacation schedule
plan until two weeks ago.
The new contract provides for four
per cent increases in the wage package
every six months, a total of 16 per cent
over the two year contract.
- Despite a developer's deadline to ap-
ply for federal subsidy, Council refused
to approve a site plan for a 200-unit
senior citizen's apartment building.
RESOLUTIONS approving plans for
the 11-story Cranbrook Towers project
in the propsed Cranbrook Villge sub-
division were tabled indefinitely.
Unless Council approves the plans by
Friday the development firm will miss
the opportunity to apply for a subsidy
from the Department of Housing and
Urban Development (HUD).
These resolutions and resolutions for
several other developments on the
city's South Side are pending further
discussion of a moratorium on planning
proposed by Councilman David Fisher
(R-4th Ward) and Edward Hood (R-4th
THE MORATORIUM resolution was
pulled from last week's agenda and the
councilmen said they plan to present aa
new proposal to council by the Oct. 8
City planning director Martin
Overhiser said he plans to meet with
Fisher and Hood to discuss revisions in
the city's zoning ordinance and the
South Area Development Plan.
Hood's motion to table the sub-
division agreement passed 7-3 with
three Democractic Council members
present voting against it.

HEW: Male
Miehi amua
discrmim ates

The Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW) has
found the University in violation of Title
IX- of the Civil Rights Code for
providing substantial assistance to The
Tribe of Michigamua - a 78-year-old,
secret, all-male senior society.
The decision, reachedlast Thursday,
ends three years of waiting for ex-
University students - Amy Blumen-
thal and Anita Tanay - who filed their
suit on September 24, 1976.
IT ALSO leaves the future of the
society, whose members have included
ex-president Gerald Ford and late U.S.
Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy,
in doubt.
Blumenthal and Tanay's suit alleged
that Michigamua members received
preferential treatment from the
University without being a properly
recognized student organization. Under{
Title IX, the University cannot provide
significant assistance to student groups
which discriminate on the basis of sex.
The society convenes several times
each month on the top floor of the
Michigan Union tower to hold a
sometimes playful, sometimes serious
meeting with an American Indian for-
mat. It has done so since 1932, when the
lease to the room was donated to them

by University football legend -Fielding
Radrick Farms, a University-owned
golf course, in the past for annual "pow-
wows" where "food was brought out in
University trucks, using University
gas, and was cooked by University
cooks" according to Blumenthal.
Both Blumenthal and Tanay were
unaware of the decision when asked for
comment last night, but neither was
surprised at the outcome.
. I was doubtful for awhile," Tanay
said. "After we filed the initial papers, I
sort of assumed it was something HEW
would ignore. I'm not surprised at the
decision because it was a pretty obvious
case of sex discrimination."
"THERE'S A touch of absurdity to
the whole thing," said Blumenthal. "If
it takes three years for HEW to in-
vestigate a fairly minor violation of
Title IX like this, think how longy any
major changes will take."
Any major changes with regard to
Michigamua are still off in the futuft.
The HEW decision, while finding the
University guilty of sex discrimination,
gave no outline for an appropriate
"I don't know if the University will
See HEW, Page 7

THE POWER CENTER'Ssoutth side will be expanded soon. Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
B uild ings g nwlook's
Power exp ands Gra d revamped

Eight years after its dedication, the Power Center for
the Performing Arts is finally going to be completed.
Sometime within the next year, ground will be broken
for a proposed addition to the auditorium. The addition
will include more rehearsal space, as well as costume and
scenery shops originally deleted from the design because
of a lack of funds.
UNIVERSITY Regent Emeritus Eugene Power and his
family gave $3 million of the $3.5 million used to complete
the 1,420-seat structure completed in 1971. ,
The Powers' gift, along with funds from other Univer-
sity sources, will make the addition possible.
The new facility, which will be built between the
existing building on Huron and Glen/Fletcher Streets and
its current parking structure, has an estimated cost of $2
GALAN SAID the additional space would ultimately

There's good news for those who spend Sunday after-
noons searching for library seats.
The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library is being revam-
ped to include an expanded study area and a new student
lounge. The changes are scheduled to be completed by
Winter term.
THE STUDY AREA will be on the second floor, which
now houses the current periodicals collection. That area
will be redone to include the periodical holdings for the en-
tire University library system, on one side of a partition,
and the expanded study area on the other side.
A room on the first floor, which is currently occupied by
library staff, will be transformed into the new student
lounge. Vending machines, now located on third floor, will
be included in the new lounge, and smoking will be
Students will have 200 additional places to sit when the

DNR- -State lax on
industrial polluters


Sy riai
From AP, UPI and Reuter
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian jet
fighters and U.S.-made Israeli F-15s
dueled south of Beirut yesterday in the
biggest air battle over Lebanon in three
months. Four Syrian Soviet-made MiGs
were downed, both sides said, and Syria
claimed two Israeli jets were "hit."
An, official announcement in
Damascus said Syria had lost four air-
craft and shot down two Israeli fighters
in an air battle over the coastal town of
Damour, south of Beirut.
THE DOGFIGHT occurred just flours
before Secretary of State Cyrus Vance
made a new appeal before the U.N.
General Assembly in New York to end
Vance.' Soviet

1 Israeli
the "cycle of violence" in Lebanon. He
disclosed the United States had laun-
ched a diplomatic initiative to restore
peace in Lebanon, but gave no details.
In Washington, State Department
spokesman Thomas Reston, called the
air clash a "dangerous development"
and appealed on all sides to exercise
Syria said its MiG-21s scrambled to
intercept the Israeli warplanes after
the Israelis attacked civilian camps -
presumably Palestinian. - in the
Damour area 10 miles south of Beirut.
The Israeli military command in Tel
Aviv said its jets, including the F-15,
America's most sophisticated fighter,;

were on a reconnaissance mission over
Palestinian guerrilla bases.I
THE iSRAELI jets first drew ground
fire from Palestinian and Lebanese lef-
tist gunners as they roared over Beirut
International Airport and the nearby
Sabra camp, headquarters of Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO) leader
Yasser Arafat.
Meanwhile, the Rev. Jesse Jackson
began a tour of Israel and Arab states
yesterday with a call on Israel to
relieve the United States of its com-
mitment not to negotiate with the PLO.
"If America is free to negotiate, then
she can break the 'chicken-or-the-egg'
syndrome - which (recognition) will
come first," the Chicago-based black
leader told a press conference at Ben
Gurion Airport.
"WE KNOW THAT the PLO, in fact,
recognizes Israel's right to exist but, in
fact, does not want to declare that until
there is some evidence that there is a
regard for the PLO's urge for self-
determination and a homeland. On the
other hand, Israel does not want to
recognize the PLO until it says Israel
has a right to exist.
"Neither side apparently has the
ability to break out of the cycle. That is
precisely whey America must be.
free ... to reconcil the positions for the
benefit of both," he said.
The Israelis apparently were not
touched by the Syrian anti-aircraft
barrage, but the Syrian planes met
them as the Israelis flew east over the

mountains into the Bekaa Valley,
Lebanese government sources said.'
THE PLANES headed back west and
the dogfight erupted over the foothills
near the airport, the sources said.
Both sides reported four Syrian jets
went down. Lebanese government
sources said two crashed in flames near
the airport, and their pilots were seen
See JETS, Page 7

From AP and UPI
LANSING-Despite stringent new
laws regulating toxic wastes and the
collection of millions of dollars in
penalties, Michigan's environmental
watchdogs are under fire for failing to
get tough with industrial polluters.
As one state environmental specialist
put it, Michigan, a state of 166 chemical
plants and 1,350 landfills, "is a god-
damn mess."
Resources has identified 400 sites
holding potentially dangerous
chemicals and the state attorney
general's office now has at least 200,
pollution suits in court, records show.
Also yesterday, health officials
declared it is safe to swim in Muskegon
County's White Lake and eat fish native
to its waters.
The pronouncement, released by the
state Public Health Department, was

the result of a meeting of represen-
tatives of that agency, the Muskegon
County Health Department and the
state Department of Natural Resour-
CONCERNS ABOUT the lake were
triggered by the discharge of chemicals
from the nearby Hooker Chemical Co.
and the leakage of toxic substances
from drums on the Hooker plan site
near Montague.
State health officials said a fish con-
sumption advisory for the lake is not
warranted because chemical analyses
have failed to show the presence of any
contaminant at levels high enough to
present a hazard.
Michigan firms discharge nearly 144
potentially dangerous chemicals and 82
pesticides. And in 1977, the state collec-
ted nerly $7 million in penalties from
firms the Department of Natural
See STATE, Page 10

Fond a stops at 3 Mile Island
on 50-city anti-nuclear tour

Cuba international threat

From UPI and AP
State Cyrus Vance warned the United
Nations yesterday that the dispute over
Soviet troops in Cuba and the inter--
national spread of nuclear weapons
could destroy much of the progress
made in solving world-problems.
There was no immediate indication of
whether the superpowers had worked
out ati acceptable solution to the issue
which has dimmed hopes for Senate
ratification of the SALT II nuclear ar-

ms limitation treaty.
Vance's address to the 34th General
Assembly was a generally optimistic
progress report on the state of the world
as seen from Washington, but he in-
cluded several somber warnings.
Vance said disarmament talks have
now entered "the broadest agenda in
history," and he noted "North and
South have made progress on financial
trade and commodity issues. . . expan-
ded trade opportunities have been

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) - After speaking Sun-
day in New York at the largest nuclear rally ever
held, activist actress Jane Fonda and her husband
Tom Hayden stopped here yesterday on their 50-city
anti-nuclear tour.
"It's very moving for me to be here," said Fonda,
whose film The China Syndrome eerily foreshadowed
the accident that crippled Three Mile Island last
"I doubt there's anywhere where people have been
made to feel so expendable. That must have been a
very shattering experience," she told a group of plant
neighbors on a street corner across the Susquehanna
River from the facility.
LIKE THE UNSEEN nuclear particles that pep-
pered this rural town of 10,000 persons six months
ago, the lingering anxiety of Three Mile Island's
neighbors is hard to measure.
Its level of contamination varies from heavy to non-

"As long as the plant is there, people in the area
will think about the accident constantly," said Mayor
Robert Reid, a teacher at Middletown Area High
School and tile father of three children.
"IF THE plant would be there for the next 100
years, I think fear is going to be passed down from
generation to generation. History is just not going to-
allow the people to forget about that acident," Reid
Last March 28, a series of mechanical malfunctions
and human errors at Three Miles Island resulted in
leaks of radioactive material when uranium in the
reactor overheated.
For now, economics keeps the accident from local
obscurity. Weekend tourists, bent on photographing
the plant's twin cooling towers, often park their cars
on the rutted lawns of furious residents and line
guardrails along the narrow asphalt highway that
winds past the plant.


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brand new "Today" logo. Staff artist Steven Cole designed
the squirrel seven years ago, proclaiming that "The
squirrel is the most important animal on campus, except
maybe for the students." We still agree, but figure our little
friend may prefer to live his last days nestled deep in maple
leaves rather than gripping the telescope until he drops.
Also, as you've noticed, this column has moved to the front
page. Now, you won't have to fumble to Page Three for the
unpredictable tidbits we feed you every morning. [
Liquor and love

A 'swamp-roots' group
Ann Arbor tends to be a hotbed for revolutionary groups,
that's the way it is in a big-time university town. The
newest group of revolutionaries to hit the campus is the
Alligator Liberation Army (ALA), which has formed in
response to the growing numbers of alligator shirts, shoes,
and other items which exploit the innocent reptile. Among
the ALA's demands:
" Liberation of alligators from shirts on campus.
" Wally Gator cartoons before all student sponsored

sian. If you are expecting to graduate in 1980, the yearbook
people want you to know that pictures are now being taken
for next year's 'Ensian. For an appointment, stop by the
Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard, during
business hours, or call 764-0561 between 6 and 9 p.m., on
On the inside
A look at Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo's ad-
ministration and the upcoming mayoral race there is on the




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