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Page Eight


Tuesday, February 15, 1972

Steinem, Sloan speak at 'U'

Students request greater voice in
policy decisions of Michigan Union

Weekend T ri,:s to:
Feb. 18-20 Bristol Mtn., N.Y.
Contact: Lisa, 764-1085
Feb. 25-27 Western Penn.
Contact: Dave, 764-1673


Noting that "there is definitely
something happening" at the Uni-
versity, feminists Gloria Steinem
and Margaret Sloan spoke to a
sell-out crowd at the Power Cen-
ter last night, urging all women
present to remember that "this is
a revolution, not a reform."
The large and enthusiastic
crowd, including a good number of
men, surprised the backers of the
Steinem-Sloan discussion by buy-
ig all the approximately 1400
seats in advance.
The benefit appearance of the
two women was arranged to fur-
ther the Feminist House, a strug-

gling off-campus group formed
last fall for all area women.
Steinem, a leader in the fem-
inist movement and editor of the
new magazine, "Ms.," spoke on a.
range of ideas from the history of
women's subjugation to the prob-
lems within the women's move-
ment today.
Citing internal divisions such as
conflicts between black and white.
beautiful and ugly, housewives and
career women, lesbians and hetero-
sexuals, she stressed that all wo-
men must stick together because
"anybody with breasts and a
womb" is a target for discrimin-

Sex roles are the deepest kind of
discrimination, according to Stein-
em, and therefore only the tough-
est revolution will achieve a new
humanistic society in which nei-
ther men nor women dominate.
Sloan, a black feminist from
Chicago, active in abortion reform
and Operation Breadbasket, has
been a civil rights activist since
she was 14. It was unsatisfactory,
she said, because "when the time
to make decisions came, I was
asked to make the coffee."
Her talk concentrated on grass-
roots issues such as welfare, day-
care centers, and abortion laws
made by "old white moldy men,"
which hit black women particu-
larly hard. The black woman faces
dual repression, she said, but she
has commonalities with all wo-
men; the common enemy is the
white male.
The pair fielded questions for an
hour after the hour and a half
lecture. People who couldn't get
tickets stormed the guards and
sat in the aisles.

(Continued from Page 1),
It's good to have standing input
on the part of the alumni, but
there is only so many times you
want to hear about how it was
in the old days".
Nelson also feels that Fore-
man's fear are ungrounded.
"A student center doesn't ex-
clude faculty and alumni. They're
not exclusive of each other.
There's protection built into the.
proposal for alumni space. If their,
fear is of more long haired peo-
ple in the Union then that's just
not acceptable".
Space allocation, another ma-
jor area of student concern, re-
sembles a giant juggling act.
There is a great demand for of-
fice space by student organiza-
tions, and only a limited amount
available to them.
Union space is controlled by the
Space Allocation committee, com-
posed primarily of administra-
tors. The committee's decisions
are subject to Union Board's ap-

At present, plans are being
drawn up to move all student or-
ganizations with office space in
the Student Activities Building
(SAB) to the fourth 'floor of
the Union. The University offices
currently on the fourth floor of
the Union would be moved to the
The object of such a move
would be to give student organ-
izations more operating space in
a centrally located position. The
Office of Student Services, SGC
and UAC presently have offices
in the Union.
Problems have developed, how-
ever, due to a shortage of -pace.
Members of SOC are unhappy
about the amount of space they
are to receive and are presently
negotiating with the Space Al-
location Committee for more
room, including possible use of
present hotel space.
The expansion of the bookstore,
the need for meetings and confer-
ence rooms, and the use of the

snack bar put further demands
on Union space allocation..
Dennis Webster, operations
manager for the University Cel-
lar -the student run bookstore-
says he needs 3,000 more feet of
selling space and 10,000 feet of
storage space. The Cellar cur-
rently stores its merchandise in
a warehouse several miles from
Rock and roll fans are also
faced with problems of obtaining
Union space.
At present, students can use the
ballroom without a fee if they do
not charge admission. Once an
organization charges students ad-
mission, they must pay rent for
use of the ballroom. This presents
an immense problem to students
who wishto hire a band or charge
a fee to defray part of their costs.
The Union policy board as
proposed by SGC member Nel-
son could change this ruling to
allow for more practical use of
the ballroom.

Spring Recess T
March 5-11

rips to:
Jay Peak, Vermont
Contact: Jo, 764-4636

March 4-12 Aspen,- Colorado
Contact: Ron, 761-4606

Wednesday Evening

Trips to Alpine


Contact: Lisa, 764-1085

Information & Sign-up Meeting Each Tuesday
3532 S.A.B. 7:00 p.m.

Security rises in community


(Continued from Page 1)
police cost around $350.
The Tenant's Union is current-
ly trying to educate Ann Arbor
residents on the importance of be-
ing able to identify their neigh-
bors. This will make it more dif-
ficult for intruders to enter the
building, according to spokesman
Rusty LaVelle.
Many of the newer multiple
dwelling housing units, such as
University Towers, are also try-
ig to limit general entry by plac-
ing electronic locks on the main

entrances. The locks may be re-
leased by individuals in their
apartments when a caller identi-
fies himself on an intercom.
Markeley, a university housing
building, uses a similar system,
but entrance is gained by insert-
ing an identification card into
the unit. Presently electronic
combination locks which may be
changed periodically are under
investigation by university hous-
ing. These devices cost about
$1,000 per door, according to

No sales for abandoned frat houses

For the Student Body:


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Day Calendar
Dentistry Lecture: Martha W. Grif-
fiths, U.S. Rep., "National Health In-
surance Proposals Now Before Con-
gress," 0390 Bch. of Dent., 12:30 pm.
Computing Center Short Course: "In-
troduction to Magnetic Tapes," 110
Physics-Astronomy Bldg., 3 pm.
LSA Coffee Hour: 2549 LSA Bldg., 3
English Lecture: C. Patrides, "Para-
dise Lost: The Iconography of the
Fall," 2408 Mason Hall, 4 pm.
Physics Seminar: M. Ross, "London's
Third Airport: Quantitative Decision
Making?" P&A Colloq. Rm., 4 pm.
Center for Cant. Educ. of Women-
English Dept.: Elizabeth Hardwick, The
New York Review of Books, "Woman
as Characters and as Authors," Rack-
ham., 8 pm.
Music School: University Philhar-
mania,, Hill Aud., 8 pm.
Placement Service
212 BAB
Equitable Life Assurance Co., Chi-
cago. Ili. Summw! Actuarial Prog.; must
have completedtwo years or more and
be stong in math, 763-4117.
Camp Choconut, Pa. Boys, will inter-

view Tues., Feb. 15, 1:30-3:30 pm., wat-
erfront, canoeing, campcraft, natural
science, farm animal care, carpentery
shop skills, phone 763-4117.
Camp Ma-Hi-Ya, Mich. Soc. Work,
will interview Wed., Feb. 16, 10-5;
waterfront, arts and crafts, nature
craft, cook, kitchen supervisor and
aides, maintenance help, nurse; call
Camp Lindenmere, Pa. Coed, will in-j
terview Sat., Feb. 19, 1:30-6 pm.; gen.
counselors and specialists in water-
front, tennis, arts and crafts, drama/
Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Vil-
lage, info on Guide Work at Village
available; preference for students in
history, speech training, debate, dra-
matics, foreign lang.
Organization Notices
Ann Arbor Abortion Action Coali-
tion, Feb. 16, 7:00 PM, 1510 SAB. All
women welcome.
L.S.A. Student Government meeting,
Wed., Feb. 16, 7:00 PM, 3M Michigan
Union. Open meeting.
Housing Policy Committee, Feb. 17,
3-5 PM, Multi-purpose room, second
floor West Quad. Agenda: Report
items, approval of minutes, second
readings, major items for consideration,
itemsfor for consideration at future

(Continued from Page 1)
Empty buildings are a prime
target for vandals."
Even those who could afford to
buy and maintain the big houses,
Newton says, tend to keep buying
more land and extra recreation
homes instead.
. Many individuals and groups
who might be interested in a large
house are also discouraged by the
enormous maintenance costs in-
volved. One real estate agent es-
timated it would cost $1,000 a year
to heat and $500 to maintain a
large, used fraternity house. In
addition, taxes range from $2,500
to $10,000 a year.
Even the city is interested in
the fate of the frats. Last year it
hired an urban planning consul-
tant to study the Washtenaw-Hill
area to soothe the worry that the
old, deterioraing mansion would
downgrade the neighborhood.
the resulting 40-page report
noted that the fraternities which
cannot be sold may be converted
to serve alternative uses. Conver-
sion of the houses into apartments,,
offices, or nursery and day care
centers was suggested.
Further complicating the prob-
lem is the reluctance of many stal-
wart Greeks to surrender the last
and most important vestige of
their fraternalism-their houses.
One fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi,
is plainfully experiencing such dif-

ficulties. In August of 1970 it threw.
open its doors to accept any room-
er that needed housing rather than
But since then their financial
problem has grown even more cri-
tical. Last year the fraternity op-;
erated at a $2,500 loss with. only
one last official fraternity brother,
Lewis Schiller, remaining among
the roomers.
Yet, the Alumni Association for.
Pi Lambda Phi continues to hope,
for some other solution than the
sale of their house. They hope that
one day the fraternity may reac-
Although this hope seems far-
fetched to many, some housing
officials view the current decline
of fraternities as only a tem-
porary trend. Robert Rorke, as-
sistant director of University hous-
ing, claims that the present de-
cline has a history of only two
"In 1969 the fraternity system
was working at full capacity. Na-
tion-wide, the fraternity system is
continuing to grow larger every
year," he says.
Rorke claims that it would be
unprofitable to make the necessary
modifications to convert many of
the larger fraternities into apart-
ments. He also dismisses the notion
that the Greeks can be used as
offices or day care centers.
"How many day care centers

do you think this city .can open?
Arid what sort of organization is
going to establish an office way
out on Washtenaw at a price that
the fraternities want?"
Occasionally old fraternity houses
are sold. The old Pi Kappa Tau
house at 1910 Hill St. was recently
sold to a religious group. Gay
Liberation is also in the market
for a house, as is the Inter Cb
operative Council - a group that
already owns one ex-frat.





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Summer. Soil e foreign ship. No
experience, Men end' women.
Send- stamped self-addressed en.
velope. Macedon Int'l, Box 224,
Irvington, N.J. 07111.

State Street at Liberty

.KibbutzCoffee House
COFFEE HOUSE-Join the Israeli atmosphere at the entertain-.
ment show of songs, poetry, films, Kibbutz anecdotes, featuring
a group of young, singing Kibbutzniks.
FEB. 15J-8p" m FEB. 16-1&9pf I m
at 1429 HILL STREET (downstairs)
admission: $25c
FREE EXHIBIT-See the book and photo displays about Kibbutz
plus guerrilla theatre. Free studies about Kibbutz distributed.
FISHBOWL-FEB. 16th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
LECTURES-Learn about child education in Kibbutz and other





CES Meeting Wednesd ay
New membership drive. We'll be discussing
state and national conventions.

For more information about

subjects, time, and place of lectures,

Hillel: 663-4129 or IZVIAH: 761-4037








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