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BUSING IN
THE SENATE
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Vol. LXXXII, No. 116 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, February 26, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

'U,

grants

100 pay corrections Senate

vote

*Women employes drawm
long-range wage boosts
By LINDA DREEBEN
Increases in salaries totaling $94,295 have been granted
to 100 University women employes in both academic and non-
academic positions, as part of the University's affirmative
action program for the elimination of sex discrimination.
According to information released by the University yes-
terday, Allan Smith, vice president for academic affairs has
ecently ordered salary adjustments totaling $66,153 for 52
omen staff members with academic appointments.
In addition, salaries of 48 non-academic employes have
been upgraded, according to the University. These adjust-
ments total $28,142.
The salary adjustments result from three different re-
views of salary equity and personnel data. The reviews were

Harvey'
hit with
new suit
A $1.4 million lawsuit was filed
against Washtenaw County Sher-
iff Douglas Harvey and three
%eputies Thursday by a Southern
Michigan prison inmate who
claims he was held by the depu-
ties while a dog attacked him.
The suit was filed in Washte-
naw Circuit Court by Dewey
Combs, who is presently serving a
sntence for an Augusta Town-
iip break-in.
It requests payment of $350,000
each from Harvey and Deputies
Larry Straits (the man whom'
Combs claims ordered a police
dog to bite him), George McAl-
lister, and John Cook.
7
more days
togon
Time is running out to regis-
ter to vote in the city's April
election. If you will be 18 by
April 3, will have resided iv
this state for six months by
hat time and have' not voted
n another state since Oct. 3,
1971, you are eligible to vote
here. Registration will take
place at City Hall from 8 - 5
today and on weekdays and at
any temporary registration site.
In the past two months, Combs
has also complained to the. Board
of Commissioners about being bit-
ten, alleged that prisoners in thea
County Jail are mistreated, and
claimed that local courts have
refused to accept the confession
* another man who he says ad-
its committing the break-in to
which Combs pleaded guilty.
Harvey also had litigation
brought against him last week,
when three inmates of the Wash-
tenaw County Jail filed suit
against its administrators. The
it charged officials with un-
lawful restrictions on the pris-
oners' rights and inadequate facili-
ties. The plaintiffs are basing
their case on the contention that
the majority of prisoners in the
jail, including themselves, have
not been convicted of crimes.

+ initiated to help end sex dis-
crimination in employment
and hiring practices.
The salary adjustments ordered
by Smith are retroactive to Feb. 1.
Reconmendations f o r adjust-
ments were brought to Smith by
deans and department heads, who
were charged last December with
reviewing the salaries of female
employes.- Smith said he approved
all recommendations made to him.
Over 900 women have academic
appointments, according to Smith.
The salary adjustments range
from about $300 to $4,000 a year,
Smith said. Thirty-seven of the ad-
justments are for teaching per-
sonnel, and 15 for academic non-
teaching personnel.
Smith declined to comment on
the departmental breakdown of the
figures.
Virginia Davis Nordin, chair-
woman of the University's Com-
mission for Women, said she was
pleased with the number of aca-
demic women to receive adjust-
ment, but added that she had not
seen all the figures.
She said, however, "this is only
a beginning and the review of aca-
demic personnel should continue."
Although the departmental re-
view is now completed, Smith said
that any woman academic staff
member who feels her salary rep-
resents sex discrimination may
complain until April 15 to the wo-
men's commission, without going
through the full grievance pro-!
cedure within her department.
The women's commission, estab-
lished to implement the Univer-
sity's affirmative action plan, and
the personnel department have
been conducting separate file re-
See 'U', Page 8
m1

-Associated Press
PRESIDENT NIXON and Chou En-lai smile over a toast at a farewell dinner in Peking last night.
Camera lights shine on the ceremony from behind Pat Nixon and guests.
Taiwufan dismisses China's newv

outlook on U.

S. as hypocritical

TAIWAN (P) - Nationalist
China's official newspaper yes-
terday called mainland China's
bid for normalization of rela-
tions with the U.S. "an attempt
to organize the American peo-
ple to launch a revolution
against the U.S. government."
The Taiwanese newspaper,
the Central Daily, broke. the
press silence which had been
kept since Chou En-lai's pledge
to President Nixon Monday to
seek normal relations with the
U.S.
"The aim of Mao's and Chou's
talks with the U.S. is to push
U.S. forces out of the Pacific,"
the paper stated. Mao and
Chou consider these negotia-
tions as equal to war."

The opinions of the Taiwan-
ese government paper, which
were issued as Nixon's visit to
the People's Republic of China
'comes to a close, triggered other
Nationalist China reaction to
the Nixon journey.
United Daily News, an inde-
pendently owned Taiwanese pa-
per, predicted failure for Nix-
on's trip. It said: "The Com-
munists are taking advantage of
the U.S. policy of appeasement
to steal land from Asia, to ex-
pand their power in Asian coun-
tries, to ease their domestic ten-
sions and to reduce the pres-
sure from Soviet Russia."
American staff at the U.S. em-
bassy here are braced for pos-
sible demonstrations and a wor-

-J - S 0 -

it iiaint protest evictions, rent
rates in local housing complex

sening of relations between
Washington and Nationalist
China.
After 21 years as a focus of
foreign aid to Chiang Kai-shek's
regime in Taiwan, the embassy
now is a symbol of a possible
threat to the Nationalist gov-
ernment.
Despite a ban on demonstra-
tions in Taiwan, American per-
sonnel have been warned to ex-
ercise care in coming weeks.
Meanwhile, in Peking, a com-
munique marking the end of
Nixon's visit to China is being
prepared as the President heads
today for sightseeing in Hang-
chow.
The communique, a statement
with wording agreed to by both
sides of the Peking talks, is
expected to speak in generali-
ties. It may report some pro-
gress toward an agreement on
cultural and other exchanges
between the United States and
China. It will be a surprise if
the communique gets down to
such specific issues as to what
attitudes the governments will
take toward peace in Indochina.
No firm information has come
from the traveling White House
staff, but indications are that
the communique will be issued
Monday-Sunday, U.S. time -
when the President leaves
China.
On his fifth and final night
in Peking the President was
host at a banquet for Chou En-
Lai and other Chinese leaders.
This was in the colorfully deco-
rated Great Hall of the People,
where Chou had been host to
the Presidential party at a din-
ner Monday, the day the Nix-
ons arrived.
It is generally believed that
Chou and Nixon were making a
start toward cultural exchanges,
limited two-way visits by tour-
ists, a start on Chinese-U.S.
trade and some sort of govern-
ment contacts.

seeks
forcei
WASHINGTON (1 - The Sen-
ate voted 43-40 yesterday in
favor of legislation seeking to
strip federal courts of t h e
power to issue any busing or-
ders in school desegregation
cases.
The vote, a major defeat for
civil rights forces in the Senate
who have been able to defeat anti-
busing legislation in the past, caus-
ed jubilation among Southern
Democrats and other supporters of
the amendment to the higher edu-
cation bill.
The legislation was proposed by
Sen. Robert Griffin (R-Mich.).
Seventeen senators were absent
from the key vote and Republican
Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania
said flatly that the failure of four
Democratic presidential candidates
to appear resulted in adoption of
the antibusing _amendment.
Sens. Edmund M u s k i e (D-
Maine) George McGovern (D-S.D. )
and Henry Jackson (D-Wash.), who
were announced as officially op-
posed to the amendment, and Sen.
Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn) who
had expressed opposition private-
ly, failed to appear for he vote.
In addition to affecting the pow-
ers of the courts, the amendment
would prohibit federal of icias
from withholding or threatening to
withhold any government funds in
order to coerce a local senool dis-
trict from accepting a busing pro-
gram to carry out desegregation.
Opponents of the amendment
said it would in effect repeal the
provision of the 1964 Civil Rights
Act which requires withholding of
federal money from state or local
government agencies that prac-
tice discrimination.
Questions were raised, however,
on whether Congress has the pow-
er to wipe out federal court
jurisdiction in cases which involve
busing.
Further votes of the Senate will!
also be necessary because, due
to certain parliamentary rules,
yesterday's vote did not rivet the
anti-busing amendment to a larg-
er higher education-school dese-
gregation bill.
The Griffin amendment techni-
cally was adopted as. a rider to
another amendment which itself
has not been finally acted upon.
Thus there must be further votes
before it would become a part of
the combined school bill.
A much milder compromise bus-
ing amendment sponsored by Scott
and Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield, approved by the Sen-
ate Thursday, has the same par-
liamentary status.
The key section of the Griffin
amendment states:
"No court of the United States
shall have jurisdiction to make
any decision, enter any judgment
or issue any order the effect of
which would be to require that
pupils be transported to or from
school on the basis of their race,
color, religion or national origin."
The antibusing amendment was
developed largely by Sam Ervin
(D-N.C.), a leading legal strate-
gist of the Southerners.
The amendment won the votes
of 24 Republicans and 19 Demo-
crats. Opposed were 24 Democrats
and 16 Republicans.

-Daily-Denny Gainer
SEN. PHIL HART (D-Mich.), who voted against the amendment,
speaks last night at the law school in an endorsement of presi-
dential hopeful Sen. Edmund Muskie (D-Maine.) Muskie was not
present for the vote on the anti-busing issue.
'HA RRA D EXPERIMENT?
Co-op begins co-ed
room arrangements

end

By WILLIAM LILLVIS
About 30 residents of Pontiac
Heights, an Ann Arbor housing
co-operative, yesterday protested
eviction policies, rent rates and ad-
ministrative rules in the 350-unit
complex.
Led by the Pontiac Tenants
Union, the sign carrying group de-
manded a list of 150 Pontiac
Heights residents it maintains are
"slated for eviction."
The evictions, charged tenants
group spokesman James Madden,
have "risen sharply" in the Pon-
tiac Heights complex since Octo-
ber and are "aimed specifically
at the poor person and the welfare
recipient."
In addition, the tenants group

demanded a "halt to all eviction
attempts and all other forms of
harassment" until an investigation
has been conducted to determine
whether Consumer Systems is in
violation of the rent-freeze regula-
tions.
The Pontiac Heights complex
was financed by the Federal Hous-
ing Authority and all administra-1
tive policy decisions are made by,
a five man board elected by the
unit's residents.
An independent management
firm, Consumers Systems, is re-
sponsible for building mainten- F
ance, bill payment and rent collec-
tion.
When confronted with the de- I
mand for a list of residents slated

to

busing

for eviction Joseph Cunningham,:
property manager for the co-op,
said that persons to be evicted
would be given a seven day notice.
"The authority to release a list
rests with the board," he said.
One of the board of directors,
Donald Davenport, said that "the
board does not have the right to
give out anybody's name without,
their permission." He claimed,
though, that there were no special
eviction plans.
According to Madden a list is
necessary so that tenants who
want to challenge the legality of
their eviction in court may get
legal aid in advance.
Madden also said his group will
go to court to get the eviction list
if necessary.
Davenport claims that there
have been only two evictions since
October. These evictions were
based on delinquency lists that tell
when residents are in arrears on
their "carrying charges," he said.
Residents have claimed, how-
ever, that the figure is closer to 20.
Several people who were in-i
volved in the protest also claimed
that the elected board was a "rub-
ber stamp" organization with no
power because it did not control,
the rent collection.I
According to Anne Desaultes, a
resident of Pontiac Heights, access
to information on financial opera-
tion of the co-op is guaranteed by
a member's lease. She claims that
the board of directors has not al-
lowed members of the Tenants
Union this access.'
The tenants union has maintain-
ed that the "carrying charges"
which the Pontiac Heights co-op
includes in the rent are in viola-
tion o-f rntfrqc' v'nrie P hP

By TONY SCHWARTZ
Admittedly inspired by Robert
Rimmer's best seller "The Har-
rad Experiment," more than half
the members of a University ap-
proved cooperative began a trial
with ultra-coeducational living
last night by randomly selecting
roomates-possibly of the oppo-
site sex.
Under the plan devised by
Xanadu House, a Washtenaw
Avenue co-op, 17 men and 12
women reshuffled their belong-
ings into double and triple rooms
last night for a trial two-week
period.
Many co-op members saw a
positive living experience as the
goal of the experiment. "Hope-
fully some of the ridiculous in-
hibitions and no-no's between
the sexes will break down," one
explained.
The experiment will continue
through spring vacation. After
that, a continuing arrangement
will be at the discretion of in-
dividuals involved.
The house is one of a number
owned by the university's Inter-
Cooperative Council, which pro-
vides university approved hous-
ing for approximately 500 stu-
dents.
According to a spokesperson
for the Inter-Cooperative Coun-
cil, "This does not violate our
rules. Decisions like these are in
the hands of individual houses.
We don't try to legislate moral-
ity."
University students have been

faced with the question of co-
habitation before. The Housing
Policy Committee voted this
summer to delete a rule pro-
hibiting cohabitation in dormi-
tories with an understanding
that the matter was covered by
law.
The selection of roommates at
Xanadu was conducted by lot-
tery. Anyone who wished to par-
ticipate put his name in a hat
and was dealt a roommate at
r a n d o m. The only check on
chance selection was a "veto
list" which each participat sub-
mitted before the drawing.
Each person was permitted to
veto up to three prospective
roommates from the list of those
eligible.
The plan had been the subject
of light discussion for a few
members. It was finalized last
Sunday when an ambitious house
member called a meeting- for
those interested after a sign-up
sheet had elicited only a meager
response.
Co-op members maintined
that sexual motives were not
paramount. "This has all been
conducted more scientifically
than sensuously," said one.
Nevertheless, the mood at the
co-op yesterday was summed up
by one person as "anticipatory."
"No one is talking about sex,"
explained a male participant.
"It's hush-hush; a sort of wait-
and-see attitude."

ALTERNATIVES SOUGHT:
Students question final exams

By KAREN TINKLENBERG
"There will be no final exam
in this class."
These welcome words are greet-
ing the ears of many students this
semester, as more and more col-
leges and professors move away
from that traditional ordeal -
the final examination.
An ad hoc committee of stu-
dents and faculty from the En-
gineering College, for example,
is exploring the examination ques-
tion and recently proposed sever-
al alternatives for its constitu-
ency.

example, "critiques" and "juries"
are synonymous with final pro-
jects in art and architecture
courses.
Most Residential College pro-
fessors also prefer projects to ex-
ams. Some humanities and lan-
guage courses, however, still have
finals.
Opinions on the question vary
in the literary college. There is
no final exam policy covering all
departments, and in many cases
the option goes to the professor.
LSA Curriculum Committee
member Jonathan Klein thinks

AIN=

member Joahalintins:

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