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Page Ten


Wednesday, March 1, 1972

THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, March 1, 1972

Sex discrimination of
schools hit by Senate

Law firms slow to hire
accredited female grads



(Continued from Page 1)
men," Bower said, "because of
programs such as engineering and
natural resources that are more
male-oriented. The only unit that
works in favor of women is nurs-
The University and several other
colleges have previously expressed
their disagreement with provisions
which might regulate admissions.
At the time the House version
of the Senate bill was pending, the
presidents of the Association of
American Universities, including
University President Robben Flem-
ing, wrote a letter which appeared
in the Nov. 1, 1971 Congressional
Record which said: "The universi-
ties express opposition to (the bill)
as it applies to admission of un-
dergraduates on the ground that
it would establish an undesirable
degree and kind of federal influ-
ence over the ability of institutions
to select students."
"Maintenance of the appropriate
degree of university control over
selection of student, faculty and
academic programs," the letter
continued, "is essential to the
maintenance of the autonomy of
universities, which is in turn the
key to the contributions which
they can make to society."
Fleming was unavailable last
night for comment on the letter.
It was unclear, however, how
the Senate's proposal would be en-
forced, if it is approved by the
House and President Nixon.
Model Cities,

"It's a question of interpretation,
as to what kinds of funds could
be cut off," Peter Coogan., a legis-
lative aide to Sen. Birch Bayh
(D-Ind.), the amendment's spon-
sor, said yesterday
Coogan maintained the proposal
could be more effective than the
federal executive orders, because
"it has the force of law behind it,
while the orders are left to the
interpretation and direction of'
some administrators."
Coogan said that complaints
could be made through HEW, who
could then cut off funds to the
colleges which discriminate.-
However, HEW is, at present,
facing a backlog of complaints
against some 300 universities un-
der its executive order powers. It
has only been able to draw up af-
firmative action plans with a small
number of the schools and has ac-
tually withheld contracts from an
even smaller group, which includes
the University, Columbia and
Harvard Universities.
Coogan, however, said the
amendment should allow women
to go to court against HEW if it
fails to uphold the law.
Already a nation-wide organi-
zation, the Women's Equity Ac-
tion League, has called for a con-
gressional investigation of HEW
for its alleged foot-dragging on
the processing of sex discrimina-
tion complaints.
Vacation at

(Continued from Page 1)
Two firms have been barred
from interviewing, one in 1970 for
sex discrimination, another for
religious discrimination.
In the first case the barred
firm's representative made dis-
criminatory remarks about women
attorneys to five male law stu-
dents. According to Ransford, with
that kind of evidence "the firm's
loss of University facilities was not
long in coming."
Neither of the prohibited firms
have returned to the University.
Summing up the problems wo-
men law graduates face, another
recent law graduate with inter-
viewing experience, Sue Wester-
man, identifies two employer at-
titudes as discriminatory to wo-
Uninterested parties fail to ask
any meaningful questions, she
says, but rather rattle on about
the organization of the company,
or the history of the firm.
'hey also ask personal questions
about marriage plans and child-
bearing which have nothing to do
with legal competence, Westerman
Somewhat brightening the
gloom is the fact that Phillips,
Westerman, and other women
graduates have all found challeng-
ing employment.
One woman does trial, tax, and
corporate work - traditionally
fields which exclude women.
IHowever, figures in a table,
compiled by James White, and
published in April, 1967 Michigan,

Law Review, show how women
lawyers tend to be left with trusts
and estate,-"and domestic relations
work, while men get the more luc-
rative corporate and trial work.
Doing relatively inconsequential
things, such as writing wills, Phil-
lips points out, rigidly limits wo-
men's salaries which are based on
how much money particular work
pulls into the firm.
Clerking is apparently quite
non-discriminatory and very flex-
ible, though a recent graduate
says, "whether the Judges figure
you can stay unpregnant for the
1-2 year terms or what, I don't
Putting all their experiences to-
gether, Ransford and the local
women attorneys agree that small-
er firms in conservative locales are
most likely to discriminate against
Larger, busier firms in urban
areas are less likely to discrimin-
ate perhaps because there is sim-
ply a lot of work to be done -
who does it is irrelevant.
Corporations vary in attitude,
discrimination being more or less
directly related to urbanization.
Clearly, federal, state, and local
governments, and legal aid bodies
were least discriminatory.
The world's largest waiting
rooms are those at the Peking
Station on Changan Blvd., Peking,
China. They have a capacity of
15,000 proletarians and peasants.





Sublet your apartment in


the UGLI

gets director
Herbert Wingo has been con-
firmed by City Council as the new
director of the Model Cities pro-
Wingo becomes the third di-
rector of the program, succeed-
ing William Steward who resigned
last fall. The first director was
Robert Potts, now Ann Arbor Pub-
lic Schools human relations om-
budsman. Wingo was approved by
the program's policy board at a
special meeting last week, at a sal-
ary of $17,000.
Wingo was formerly employed
by Hoover Ball and Bearing Co. in
the sales department.
He attended Michigan State
University as a social science pre-
law major and is currently work-
ing to finish his BA degree.

The Undergraduate Library has
announced its hours for spring va-
The library will be open Sat-
urday, March 4 from 8 a.m. to
6 p.m and closed Sunday, March 6.
Monday through Saturday, March
6-11, the library's hours will be
from 8 am. to 6 p.m The follow-
ing Sunday the library will return
to its regular hours of 1 pm to
The hours of the UGLI's Re-

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and others
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