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The Michioan Daily-Saturday, October 20, 1979--Page 7
GRASS ROOTS GROUPS DEVELOP CONSUMER PERSPECTIVE

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and other
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developmen
third partyt
concerns.
Nader com

Nader: Co-ops can beat big business
ed from Page 1) family. She said groups basgd on com- cats, a poodle, a bird and 150 plants.
renewable energy thers in 1965, said she and Nader are mon concerns and needs rather than Kuhn said old age is big business in Nader and Kuhn wer
nd supported the co-conspirators" for change." She legal or blood ties is a goal promoted by the United States today. The chains of speakers at . the t
t of a grass roots also said she wants to see a convergen- the Gray Panthers. nursing homes and retirement villages Cooperative Education
to defend consumer ce of all ages and social movements to In Philadelphia Kuhn lives in a are "gloraified playpens" that isolate Institute sponsored b
work against what she called cooperative household. She said her the elderly from the rest of society and American Students of
npared the structure "domination by multinational cor- "family" includes nine people, three work to the benefit of the corporations. (NASCO), a University o
A! 4s. -bn orn tin

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hird annual
and Training
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Cooperation
rganization;

of large corporations to a
"dinasaur with a pinhead brain"
and proposed a network of con-
sume cooperatives as an alter-
nate economic system.
"THE COUNTRY is more and
more in the power grip of large
economic institutions that . . . do not
respect the fundamental values of our
society," Nadr said. He added that
people must develop a consumer, as
opposed to a corporate perspective.
Such a consumer perspective would
be the "beginning of critical thinking"
and a step toward the creation of a
"consumer economy," Nader claimed.
Consumers can increase their power
by being assertive and by questioning
corporate "professional judgment,"
Nader said.
"UNLESS WE develop this kind of
consumer perspective, we won't be able
to use our minds," said Nader.
"Cooperative economic power tran-
slates into political power," the con-
sumer advocate said. This politcal
power can be used to make legislators
responsive to the citizens, Nader said,
adding that by working together on
issues such as the anti-nuclear power
movement, citizens can "begin to turn
the tide of a corporatized congress."
Kuhn, who founded the Gray Pan-

pu a onis.
"MANY OF THE established
systems in America are on the way out
... they won't work anymore," Kuhn
said. She echoed Nader in saying that
creative change is possible through
cooperative movements.
According to Kuhn, family and
neighborhood organizations can
provide the necessary link between in-
dividuals and the "mega-structures of
society."
The Gray Panthers is a national
organization of 10,000 people of all ages
working to eliminate
"ageism"-discrimination based on
age.
She said growing public concern can
be used to build an effective movement
against all forms of nuclear energy. She
advocated solar energy as an alter-
native to nuclear powr. The audience
enthusiastically joined her in chanting
"No more nukes" and, "Hi sun, we love
you.''
"WE WOULD LIKE to see solar
greenhouses in every backyard," she
said. She described a future in which
the development of technology that
people can understand with community
gardnes, food purchasing coops and
solar greenhouses are common.
Kuhn encouraged a redefinition of the

Regents adopt updated conduct

guidelines from turbulent

73

iContinued from Page 1)
the Regents learned during that tur-
bulent era, he continued, was that most
universities had no procedures or rules
to deal with sit-ins, disruptions or
violent protests.
So in the early 70's, after rules were
enacated and judiciaries established,
the age of student activism drifted into
the age of student apathy. The Univer-
sity legal system remained unused but
not forgotten.
Perhaps the major reason the system
was not scrapped during this decade
was to keep potential cases from going
to city or state courts, according to
Rackham Dean Alfred Sussman, who
was involved in drafting the first policy.
"I FEEL THAT having this legal
machinery around gives both parties
the opportunity to keep the affair within
the University family," explained
Sussman, who is slated to become In-
terim Vice President for Academic Af-
fairs the first of November.
The new system, according to Smith,
will be used only in serious cases.
"Every dormitory room lease contains
provisions against damage," he ex-
plained. "Now, one of the University
rules prohibits the damage of Univer-
sity property. But there is quite a dif-
ference between breaking a chair in a

room and destroying an entire
laboratory."
Presidential Assistant William Cash
provided a more graphic explanation of
a complaintant's choices. "Let's say
someone was to come by and bop you on
the head," he said. "It's entirely
discretionary whether you decide to use
the University system or take the mat-
ter straight to the police and have the
guy arrested."
IF THE "BOP-EE" were to take the
case to the University, a University
Hearing,/Board composed of three
members from the University Council
would be selected to hear it. The
University Council is appointed by the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs. It is composed of nine
members, three each from the faculty,
administration and student body.
The Council assigns a student, a
faculty member, and an administrator
for eacah case before it; The member of
the hearing board who is a peer of the
defendant serves as chairperson.
Should either of the parties involved
be dissatisifed with the board's decision
the case could be taken to a University
Appeals Board. This body would be
composed of members of the University
Council not sitting on the hearing board
in the case being appealed. A ruling by

the appeals board is the final Univer-
sity decision.
SUSSMAN SAID the new system of-
fers many advantages over its
predecessor. "The old system wasn't
crisp enough or amenable to speedy
use," he said. He added the former
system was devised during a time of
volatile relatons between students and
administrators.
Smith agreed, saying it was probably
better that the new system was
developed during a time when no cases
were pending.
"The system has never been tried,"
Smith said, "and I-hope it never is.
We've lived a long time without needing
the system and I hope we can live a lot
longer without needing it."

Kuhn.

Regents O.K. discontinuance guidelines
(Continued from Page 1)'

to be included in the University's $9.1
million request for state capital outlay
funds.
THE REGENTS' action on program
discountinuance guidelines resulted
from a need which arose more than two
years ago. After much debate, the
Department of Population Planning
was dropped from the School of Public
Health curriculum, and the Speech and
'Hearing Sciences program was tran-
s erred from the Medical School to the
Education School. No rules regarding
program discontinuance existed when
those changes were made.
The guidelines finally were approved
by the Senate Assembly in April, and
brought before the Regents in July,
when they were postponed until this
month's meeting.
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline)
said he was concerned that the Regents
would not have enough authority over
the discontinuance of programs.
=He said he foresaw "working within a
-faculty that would prevent a hard
decision from being made." Roach said
he was concerned that collegiality
might interfere with a decision that
would be best for the entire University.

THE LOSS'OF programs, jobs, and
status might affect some , of the
decisions faculty members might
make, he charged. "It should be very
closely negotiated and discussed by the
faculty, but the vote has to be taken at
this table."
Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs (SACUA) Chairman
Richard Corpron, Shapiro, and Interim
President Allan Smith did not object
strongly to the Regents' move, but they
agreed that the governing faculty could
be trusted to make the decision.
Smith said some faculty members
may not accept the new policy at first.
"THERE IS A difference between
kicking out and kicking in, '4 Smith said.
Shapiro contended there would be no
ultimate weakening of the Regents'
power. He said the faculty would "at
some point in time have to make some
judgments of their own. This is why we
believe this particular clause ought to
be in there."
Cutting and revising programs will
likely gain importance as the Univer-.
sity's constrained financial situation
tightens in the coming decade.

"THE CONTINUING intellectual
vigor and distinction of the University
will depend in some measure upon our
capacity to provide critical and timely
reviews of all existing programs and to
adaptethem in the light of changing in-
tellelctual interests, professional
developments, social needs, and
relatives-academic strengths and
priorities. In a period of financial
stringency, such review becomes of
particular importance," the guidelines
state.
As approved, the guidelines:
" Recommend criteria for program
evaluation;
" Give the Regents ultimate respon-
sibiity for program discontinuance
following faculty consultation;
" Outline procedures for reviewing
programs for possible termination or
transfer, and;
* Detail the safeguards for faculty
and students involved in affected
programs.
Also at yesterday's meeting, the
Regents approved a new fieldhouse to
be built on Ferry Field in order to avoid
scheduling conflicts encountered last
year. Construction of the $1.6 million
builiding is scheduled to begin next
month.

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Wayne Co. goes broke

i

Continued from Page 1)
"I never expected to go through this
when I started working here," said
Christine Kelly, the receptionist for
Wayne County Clerk James R. Killeen.
"We've gone tough this so many times,
and before, they've always come up

with a miracle."
At a meeting Thursday night, the
county commission discussed a plan to
lay off all 5,300 full-time workers im-
mediately and rehire them-in order of
their importance-as tax receipts begin
to flow in in January.

PTP serves up a
smart play at Power,

Continued from Page 5)
enough for one to forgive him all his
hammy bombast.
THE MAIN value of this production
was a certain feeling of confidence, of
pleasure and comfort among the major
players in what they did onstage.
Elizabeth Jahnke made a charming,
pretty little ingenue, who one could
easily imagine kneeling with her nes
husband at the tomb of DaVinci to pray
for beauth and purity in their lives.
Mary Spengler did a nice job with a
complex role, as an alleged White
Russian countess with whom Harry on-
ce carried on during a midwestern
vaudeville tour. She slipped in and out
of her Russian put-on easily, and made
Irene a dignified creature, unruffled by
Van's attempts to break through her
act. Her romance with CVan came off
as less than convincing, but then t's dif-
ficult to create an aura of sexual elec-
tricity between a college student and a
guest artist, due to intentional distan-
cing and too much respect.
ASIDE FROM the set, which would
probably have been considered
hideaously passe even in 1936 (but that
PRISMATIC
and th

might be intentional here), there was
careful attention to period detail, from
real holow-stemmed, champagne
glasses to the boys of the chorus girl's
pumps. Spengler's dresses were full of
elegant, eye-catching, detail, with the
exception being on an extremely ugly
red satin gown.
The Van chorus girls, at one point,
perform "Puttin' on the Ritz" wearing
ingeniously tacky-looking pink and gold
leotards and top hats that looked like
they were made out of cellophane. The
actresses who played the chorus were
good enough, dance-wise, to keep their
movements reasonable in synch with
each other, but not quite skillful enough
to pretend to be making mistakes. This
way, it was sort of sweet. Though theyw
were stereotypes, one felt like en-
couraging them.

The University of Michigan
Department of THEATRE & DRAMA
presents ...
"The game that never means
anything... and never ends
e
x
by Robert E. Sherwood
Featuring Guest Artist in Residence
PHILIP LESTRANGE
POWER CENTER
Wed.-Sat. Oct. 17-20 at 8pm
Sun. Oct. 21 at 2pm
Tonight at 8 pm & Tomorrow at 2
Pm. Tickets available at the Power
Center, 763-3333, 6-8 pm today and
12-2 pm tomorrow.

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative Presents at MLB:
Saturday, October 20
ERASERHEAD

$1.50

(David Lynch, 1977) 7 & 10:20-MLB 3
The triumphant return of Eraserhead to Ann Arbor. A coherent plot description
is nearly impossible, but suffice it to say that director Lynch has created a true
cinematic rarity: an original work that seemingly has no antecedents in the
horror genre. The special effects are simply extraordinary. 1 an not easily
given to overstatement. See this thing."-David Bartholomew, CINEFANTAS-
TIQUE.
I CHANGED MY SEX
(Edward Wood, 1953) - 8:40 oiy-MLB 3
Also known as Glen'or Glenda, this is one of the funniest and most bizarre
films ever made. The marvelous camp antics of Bela Lugosi highlight this
recently discovered classic. Screenwriter David (Bonnie and Clyde) Newman
claims, "I Changed My Sex makes ElTopo and Rocky Horror and all the rest
of them look like a Sunday school picnic."
WOMEN IN LOVE
(Ken Russell, 1970) 7 & 9:15-MLB4
A masterful adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel, and an encyclopedia of
filmmaking technique. Russell is restrained and brilliant in his most consistent
and intelligent film. "It is difficult to recall another firm that has so successfully
recreated the past with a depth that brings to life every snapshot we have
seen of the time."-Judith Crist. Stars Glenda Jackson in an Oscar-winning
role; ALAN BATES, OLIVER REED, JENNIE LINDEN.
Next Wednesday: Laurence Olivier's HAMLET at Aud. A

to

PRESENTS
JAES BOND NOIGH

When he stepped aboard
this train the most power-
ful man in Europe became
the most dangerous man
f in the world.
'~VL2NCHE
~. 5~AL EN O---AU. 3
a manaa wan eaws s

GOLDFINGER
(GUY HAMILTON, 1964)
A mysterious financier by the name of Goldfinger is crim-
inally tampering with Britain's and the U.S.'s gold reserves,
trying to contaminate Fort Knox with, horror of horrors, a
nuclear bomb! Will Agent 007 prevent him? Or will our
favorite spy be gilded like a Tiger Lily? SEAN CONNERY as
Bond and HONOR BLACKMAN as Pussy Galore. Splashy and
full of fancy gimmicks.
(112 min.) 7:008 11:00
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
(PETER HUNT, 1969)
With tongue-in-cheek and DIANA RIGG in arm, GEORGE
IA7NRY Ane his turn n that sunesnv Ron. TEILIV CA-

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