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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Fridoy, February 25, 1972

TH.IHIA AIYFidy ebur 2,17

SECURITY MEASURE:
South Quad adds
hal patrols, guards

Arson hits 'U' buildings

By JUDY RUSKIN
Reacting to recent attacks on
women within their dormitory,
residents of South Quad have in-
stituted a new security procedure
on all womens' halls.
Dorm residents, acting as
guards, are posting themselves at
all elevator doors and partolling
the corridors. They are on duty
from 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
The South Quad Security Com-
mittee, organized by Sherrie Katz,
met early last week with housing
officials to discuss different means
of providing dorm security.
"The decision was made to have
residents act as guards rather than
use real policemen," Katz said.
A woman from each house will
be stationed by the elevator doors
on all the odd floors, where the
elevator stops. In addition, two
men will be assigned to patrol the
womens' floors.
Each guard will prevent "sus-
picious looking people" - people
who are not recognized - from
wandering the halls.
Each woman is equipped with a
whistle, her means of getting in

touch with the male "cruisers."
"The women are there to chal-
lenge, not to capture," said Ann
Sternberger, another resident on
the security committee.
"When the whistle blows, it's a
community effort," she added.
"Anyone who is up should come
out and help."
Members of the committee say
they have no idea who is respon-
sible for the thefts and assaults
which have occurred since Septem-
ber. The new system is looked on
as a preventive, and according to
Katz, the committee doesn't think
it will catch anyone.
"It was mainly a staff reaction,"
she added. "Girls were ready to
move out, and I couldn't blame
them. They had every right to
break their contracts."
"The problem has created a
sense of community among peo-
ple," she added, "even between
the different houses within the
dorm."
The system went into effect
early last week and as yet no
major incidents have been re-
ported.

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According to Leon West, the
building director at West Quad,
the fires yesterday "could not have
been the work of a single indi -
vidual.
"The fires were all of the small
wastebasket type. One person
alone could not have set them be-
cause they were all set simultan-
eously. They were synchronized."
Police, last night refused to dis-
cuss the fires, or the possibility of
suspects.
In an interview yesterday, City
Police Chief Walter Krasny appeal-
ed for aid from students in identi-
fying those responsible for the
blazes. He said he ,did not believe
the fires to be the work of a
political group, "or if it is, it's
nothing to do with their political

beliefs, it's to do with them being
crazy."~
City police are being assisted in
their investigation of the fires by
state police arson experts and
University security officers. Aside
from the descriptions given them
last night, it is not thought that
investigators have any real leads
to who is responsible for the blazes
although Chief Krasny pointed out
that "we are watching some
people."

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