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cy1JYU SE E NES KPP11CAL -AJLY
New tradition?
More than 60 students mingled and munched out last Friday at the
firstt annual Graduate Reserve room party held in the Grad. Library's
student lounge on the third floor between 4 and 6 p.m. Planned by a
Political Science grad. student who wished to remain unidentified, the,
party was intended for all graduate students who've seen each other
studying in the Reserve Room for nearly three years or more.
Take ten
On March 25, 1969, more than 25 persons led by Students for a
Democrptic Society (SDS) kept a naval recruiter locked in a room in
the West Engineering Building for five and one-half hours, preventing
engineering students from keeping their appointments with him. The
student protestors were opposing the role of the University in
"legitimizing'" the military and its operation..Also that day, the nude
body of 16-year-old Maralyn Skelton was found near Earhart Road, in
the vicinity of North Campus. The killing marked the fourth murder of
a young woman in the Ann Arbor area since 1957.
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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, March 25, 1979-Page 3

Gas prices hit record high, statio

From the Associated Press
Gasoline prices across the nation are
higher than ever, and many service
stations are cutting hours or closing on
weekends because of tight fuel supplies,
an AP spot check has found.
And connections don't appear to help.
The gas station in Plains, Ga., owned by
President Carter's brother Billy closed
last week because it had used up its
March allotment of gasoline.
According to the Labor Department's
consumer price index, gasoline prices
rose 2 per cent in February and are up
18 per cent since last June.
PRICES HAVE risen so much-in
many cases a dime a gallon or more in
the past year-that many gasoline
dealers say $1-a-gallon gasoline could

be a reality later this year.
Gasoline prices are highest in
Chicago and New York, with premium
leaded gasoline selling at some stations
for more than 90 cents a gallon.
"A dollar a gallon? Sure it's coming,
and soon," said one dealer in a suburb
of Chicago who now is charging 90 cen-
ts. Bob Jacobs, executive director of
the Illinois Gasoline .Dealers
Association, said he expects "the public
is going to be paying $1 a gallon by
July 4th."
"IT'S THE WORST period since the
days of -the '74 oil embargo," said
James Benton, executive director of the
Gasoline Retailers Association of Nor-
theastern New York.
But the reasons are somewhat dif-
ferent this time. Although the shutdown

of Iranian oil production for the first
two months of this year put a squeeze
on the world's supply of oil, gasoline
supplies were tight even when Iran was
pumping oil.
Gasoline demand rose 3.4 per cent
last year, with the biggest jump coming
in the unleaded gasoline, which is
required in all new American cars.
THE 'OIL companies say they don't
have the refinery capacity to keep up
with the demand and even before the
Iranian revolution they were limiting
the amount of gasoline they would sell
to dealers.
The tight supplies have created a
supply and demand situation that is
forcing the price up. In addition, the
shortage of crude oil brought on by the
Iranian crisis has made that com-
modity-the main ingredient for
gasoline and other petroleum produc-
ts-more expensive.
The effect of all this? Less gasoline at
higher prices.

ns closing
In Opa Locka, Fla., for example, Alex
Cifuantes, manager of the Alex Mobil
station, is closing two hours earlier. His
price for a gallon of premium leaded
gasoline is 87 cents-11 cents higher
than it was a year ago and 6 cents
higher than three weeks ago.
CIFUANTES ATTRIBUTES the in-
crease to the rise in the wholesale price
caused by higher crude oil prices and
the change in government rules. He
says higher prices discourages some
customers, lessening his supply
squeeze. But the problem is still there.
"This month I got a big allocation.
but next month there's going to be a big
cut," he said, because allocations are
based on the same month a year ago
and his business was off last April.
But most dealers say the
skyrocketing prices don't appear to be
deterring motorists from filling up. "No
one is saying anything," said Lex
Brodie, owner of Fast Gas in Honolulu.
"They're just accepting it.

S. Court's Weber decision
may fy Bakke ruling

Happenings

SUNDAY

FILMS
Dutch Film Le Soleil des Hyenes, 1 p.m., Toestanden Situations,
2:45 p.m., Auditorium A, Angell.
Cinema II-Goodbye Columbus, 7 p.m., Diary of a Mad Housewife, 9
p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Cinema Guild-The Wild One, 7,9:05 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
PERFORMANCES
Music School-piano chamber music, 2 p.m., harp recital, Holly
Lanning, 4 p.m., piano recital, Barbara Brooks, 6 p.m., saxophone
recital, Gary Crowe, 8 p.m., Recital Hall.
Musical Society-Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal
Dorati, all-Strauss program, 2:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Music School-Menotti's Fantasies in Opera and Dance, 3 p.m.,
Power Center.
Classical Studies/Program in Comparative Literature-Seligson
Players, Menander's Dyscolos, 8 p.m., Foyer, Angell Hall.
Folklore Society-square, contra dance, live string band, 8 p.m.,
1429 Hill.
SPEAKERS
Kelsey Museum-gallery talk, "Carthage Then and Now", Harriet
Schwartz, 2 p.m., Kelsey Museum.
Chug Aliyah-Howie Levin, "Aliyah and the founding of Kibbutz '
Yahel, 5 p.m., 1364 Geddes, Apt. A.
Council for Exceptional Children-Bonnie Consolo-her life as a
handicapped person, lecture, mass meeting, film, 7:30 p.m., Aud. 4,
MLB.
MISCELLANEOUS
Alpha Gamma Delta-Easter Seal Disco Dance-a-thon, 10 a.m.
West Bank, Holiday Inn.
Senior physical therapy class-demonstration of electrical
stimulation,'hydrotherapy, therapeutic exercise, sports medicine,
biofeedback, 2 p.m., Physical Therapy Department, University
Hospital.
Ann Arbor Veggie Society-veggie pot luck dinner, 5:30 p.m., East
Quad South Cafeteria.
Markley Minority Affairs Council-Rhapsody in Black V-Awards
Banquet, 6 p.m., Union Ballroom.
Israel Students Organization-celebration of peace, 7:30 p.m., Alice
Lloyd Blue Carpet Lounge.
Michiganensian-signing for senior portraits, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.,
Michiganensian office, 764-0561, 420 Maynard St.
MONDAY
FILMS
Dutch Film Festival-Keefman, 7 p.m., Scrim, 7:45 p.m., ex-
perimental films, 9 p.m., Assembly Hall, Union.
Russian Festival Cinema Guild-Shukshin's The Red Snowball
Tree, 7 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-They Live by Night, 7 p.m., The Lusty Men,
8:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
PERFORMANCES
Music School-percussion students recital, 8 p.m., Recital Hall,
clarinet recital, Michael Waddell, 8 p,m., Stearns.
SPEAKERS
Macromolecular Research Center-Professor Vivian T. Stannett,
North Carolina State University, "Polymerization by 'free' Carbeniu,
Ions-Radiation and Chemical", noon, Chemistry Building, Room
3005.
Institute for Social Research-Dan Goleman, associate editor,
Psychology Today, "Publishing for the 'Real World': The Relation-
ship of Social Science Research to the General Public", 3:30 p.m, 6006
ISR.
Bachman Memorial Lecture-Prof. Duilio Arigoni, Eidgenossiche
Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, "Studies on Biological
Alkylation Reactions", 3:30 p.m., Chemistry Building, Room 1210.
Program in Child Development Social Policy-A. Sidney Johnson
III, director, Family Impact Seminar, George Washington University,
"Public Policies and Families", 4 p.m., 2225 Angell.
Classical Studies-Richard Kannucht, professor of classics, Univer-
sity Tubingen, "Helen-the Discovery of Eros in Homer", 4 p.m., 2009
Angell.
World Politios Colloquium-James Ray, University of New Mexico.
"International Dependency as a Source of Internal Conflict", 5 p.m.,
1017 Angell.
Music School-Ellwood Derr, Arts and Crafts of Musical Discourse
series, "Wherefores of Keyboard Orchestral Accompaniment 1760-
1810, 8p.m., Rackham Assembly Hall.
MISCELLANEOUS
Xanadu Co-op-Scottish Country Dancing, 7:30 p.m., 1811
Washtenaw.
Fraternity Coordinating Council/Panhellenic Association-Greek

Week, Sigma Chi Swimathon, 8 p.m., Matt Mann Pool.

WASHINGTON (AP)-"Great cases
like hard cases make bad law. For
great cases are called great, not by
reason of their real importance in
shaping the law of the future, but
because of some accident of immediate
overwhelming interest which appeals
to the feelings and distorts the
judgment. "-Supreme Court Justice
Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1904.
The Supreme Court will hear
arguments in a major case this Wed-
nesday.
THECASE involving Brian F. Weber
is expected to answer many of the dif-
ficult and potentially divisive questions
left unanswered by last June's much
publicized "Bakke" ruling.
Civil rights activists and legal
scholars claim the court's eventual
decision could determine the future
success in the job market of racial
minorities and women.
What's more, some of them say, it
could determine how the nation's future
society copes with the sins of
generations past.
AT ISSUE is whether employers with
no proven history of racial bias illegally
discriminate against white mpen when
giving preferences to minority and
female employees.
"The voluntary use of affirmative ac-
tion in employment is what's at stake,"
said William Taylor of the Washington
based Center for National Policy
Review.
"The danger of this case is that it
might result in a cutting off of any
stimulus for voluntary action by em-
ployers," he said.
WEBER, A 32-year-old laboratory
analyst at Kaiser Aluminum Chemical
Co.'s Gramercy La., plant sued his em-
ployer in 1974 after he was denied a
place in an on-the-job training
program.
Weber charged-and two lower
federal courts agreed-that he was ex-

cluded only because of his race. He is
white.
The lower courts ruled that the
program begun that year by Kaiser to
land more blacks in higher paying jobs
was illegal because it fostered what
Weber's lawyer called "reverse
discrimination."
THE PROGRAM, provided for in a
Kaiser agreement with the United
Steelworkers union, accepted black and
white employees on a one-for-one basis.
Weber chargedthat the quota worked
against him because blacks with less
seniority were chosen over him.
Had trainees been selected solely on
the basis of seniority, no black would
have been included in the program at
Gramercy.
Weber's lawsuit charged that the
program's quota violated that portion
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
prohibiting all employers from
discriminating against workers
because of their race, sex, religion or
national origin.

March 28, 29 Conference on.'lonestown"
Faith and Death In Jonestown:
Criticial Questions For
American Life
4:00pm Wed., Rackham Lecture Hall (free/public)
GEORGE BAKER, Assoc. Dir. Program for the Study of New
Religious Movements, Grad. Theological Union, Berkeley.
8:00pm Wed., Rackham Lecture Hall (free/public)
ROBERT ELLWOOD, Prof. History of Religion, Univ. of Southern
California
This conference is to place Jonestown in the wider context
of issues this event raises for the social, cultural, 'political and
religious life in America.
The second day, THURSDAY, will be a working session with short papers
presented. If you wish further information please call Office of Ethics an
Religion, 764-7442.

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