Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

January 19, 1972 - Image 1

Resource type:
The Michigan Daily, 1972-01-19

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Women's group

hits sex bias. study

The Commission for Women has
charged the University with a "lack of
acceptance of Affirmative Action goals
submitted to the Department of Health,
Education and Welfare (HEW), per-
sonnel." The charge was made follow-
ing the release of the initial Personnel
Department employee review.
The Personnel Office review identi-
fied 424 non-academic women employes
who earn 10 per cent or below the me-
dian salary in their respective job clas-
sifications. However, only 11 women -
or less than .03 per cent - were rec-
ommended for salary adjustment by
their supervisors.
In the review procedure Personnel Di-
rector Russell Reister requested each
supervisor to recommend possible salary
adjustment for the names released by

the Personnel Office.
Of the 11 employes identified to re-
ceive salary adjustment, it appears that
not all will receive approval from the
Compensation Office because of differ-
ences of fairness concepts between sup-
ervisors and the Personnel Office.
The Commission termed the results
an "incredibly low response" which "in-
dicates an inadequate review of the
Personnel officials were unavailable
for comment yesterday.
The Commission for Women, estab-
lished to implement the University's
affirmative action program, since last
summer has been conducting its own
file review procedure, approved by the
University's Executive Officers, to pin-
point salary inequities between male
and female employes.

The reviews were established to help
implement the University's affirmative
action plan for eliminating sex discrimi-
nation. The program was submitted to
HEW last year following an investiga-
tion that found the University guilty of
discrimination against women in hiring
and employment practices.
According to officials, the Personnel
Office review had been instituted pri-
marily because of the length of time
involved m the Commission's file review
Another reason suggested for the Per-
sonnel Office review is the possibility
that HEW may return to campus in
response to the most recent complaint
against the University by PROBE, a
local women's group.
The Personnel Office file review is one

of several University reviews presently
being conducted. Vice President of Aca-
demic Affairs Allan Smith's office re-
cently initiated a review of academic
teaching and non-teaching classifications.
Results from this review will begin to
be processed later this month.
Commission member Zena Zumeta,
active in the Commission's review,
faulted the personnel review on several
counts. "Admittedly," she says, "of the
424 names, approximately 170 were union
members and therefore could not qualify
for adjustment. Other names were of
those who had since terminated their
"Yet, close to 200 could have quali-
fied for adjustment," she says.
The review's failure, according to
Zumeta, comes from t h r e e sources.
See WOMEN'S, Page 8

MEMBERS of the Commission for Women gather at a recent meeting to discuss the University's
moves toward the implementation of its affirmative Action Plan.

See Editorial Page

Sf4 igau


Slowly falling temperatures;
chance of afternoon snow flurries

Vol. LXXXII, No. 83 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, January 19, 1972 Ten Cents

Eight Pages

Army said
Hersh claims army repot
* only half the civilians kii
NEW YORK (A) - The U.S. Army has testimony
as many Vietnamese men, women and children
by U.S. troops at My Lai than has so far bee
acknowledged, according to Seymour Hersh, the re
first broke the massacre story.
Secret testimony that a second massacre too
a nearby hamlet on the same day has been ignore
authorities, Hersh charges in an article in the et
of the New Yorker magazine.
Quoting from what he says is a complete tr;
testimony given to the Army commission -set up
SGen. William Peers to investigate the My Lai incic

to conceal My


facts .S.



supply routes




in Senate.
LANSING (A - A Republican
.proposal for a state presidential
primary election cleared a State
Senate committee yesterday.
Although the Senate Democratic
Caucus voted last week to support
the proposed presidential primary
this spring, the issue is expected
to spark a partisan battle in the
Democrats have been calling fox
a spring election to comply with
national party rules on convention
delegates, but would prefer to see
an election of precinct delegates
instead of a presidential primary
The bill calls for a presidentila
preference primary May 9. Presi-
dential candidates would present
slates of delegates, thereby choos-
ing their own delegates to the na-
tional convention.
Democrats favor instead a sys-
tem which would give the state
party more power.
Precinct delegates would elect
county delegates to elect district
delegates to the national conven-
A bill providing for a spring
election of precinct delegates has
cleared the Democrat-controlled
Milton Zaagman (R-Grand Ra-
pids) said earlier yesterday that
the question of Democrats opting
out of a presidential primary and
conducting just their own pre-
cinct delegate elections "is not
open to negotiations. It will not
be in the bill."
Sen. Robert VanderLaan of
Kentwood, Senate Republican
majority leader, said, "I think it
is untenable to say that Demo-
crats, with nine presidential can-
didates, can opt out of a presi-
dential primary." 4
Meanwhile, s t a t e Democrats
will discuss the presidential pri-
mary possibilities at a meeting
of the party's state central com-
mittee Saturday.

esays army investigators con-
cluded that 347 civilians had
been slain at My Lai on March
u16, 1968, "a total twice as large
as has been publicly acknowl-
Hersh charges that the secret
Peers commission transcript quotes
American servicemen testifying
about a second massacre that took
place at the hamlet of My She
1about 11/2 miles from My Lai on
Ithe same day.
Aninfantry platoon headed by
Lt. Thomas Willingham shot into
the hamlet, and Vietnamese nur-
vivors later told army investiga-
tors, Hersh charges, that from 9h0
to 100 women, children and old
men were slain.
The Peers Commission tran-
rscript has nhot been publicly re-
leased by the Defense Department,
but Hersh claims he obtained a
complete record of the testimony.
It reveals, he said, that the pla-
toon headed by Lt. William L.
lCalley Jr. was responsible for 90
to 130 murders at My Lai.
A second platoon apparently
murdered as many as 100 civilians,
Hersh writes, with the rest of the
deaths attributable to a third
platoon and, helicopter gunships.
Only Calley has been found
guilty of any crime at My Lai.
uHe is currently under house ar-
rest at Fort Benning, Ga., waiting
the outcome ofian appeal against
~ his sentence of 20 years imprison-
ment for the murder of 22 Viet-
i namese civilians.
He had at first been sentenced
to life imprisonment.
Eleven other men and officers
were charged with crimes in con-
snection with the My Lai attack,
but the charges were dropped be-
fore trial in seven cases and four
were acquitted after military
courts martial.
1Of the 14 officers accused by the
tPeers Commission in connection
with the coverup, only Col. Oran
_Henderson was brought to trial,
and he was acquitted.
Former Capt. Ernest L. Medina,
sCalley's commanding officer, told
-the Atlanta Constitution Tuesday
that he saw nothing in the Peers
report to Justify Hersh's conten-

-Associated Press
Women evicted from House
Demonstrators in behalf of a move by Rep. Bella Abzug (D-N.Y.) to censure President Nixon leave
the Capitol yesterday after they were evicted from the House of Representatives chamber galleries.
The women stood and held banners and applauded the resolution to censure Nixon for not setting a
date for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Indochina. Abzug said Nixon "has proceeded to flout"
a 1971 law declaring a withdrawal date for the Indochina war. (See story, Page 8).

SAIGON U - In a second -
day step-up inasaturation
strikes, U.S. war planes struck
more than 250 times yester-
day at North Vietnamese sup-
ply routes, depots and troop
concentrations along 500 miles
in Laos and SouthVietnam's
central highlands.
The strikes were an attempt,
according to U.S. command, to.
disrupt any North Vietnamese of-
fensive during the TET lunar new
year celebration in mid-February ;
:or during President Nixon's visit *
to Peking later in the monthrdThend
B52 strikes were the heaviest in
the region since last September
Theincreased strikes further .t-" ' SO. _ ,sr
demonstrate an American shift ofh Ths 2 .-o_ r.e krfh . Gs
military strength in Indochina -~-~- .....:.
! from ground fighting to air as-
saults Ground troop force dropped
last week to 148,000, a cutback of
over 5,900 over last week.
Waves of eight-jet B52 bombers -Associated Pre
flew yesterday's saturation strikes
h against a base area in thetri- Strikes Soviet siip
border area from which the North This 230-foot armed icebreaker of the U.S. Coast Guard the Storis,
Vietnamese are believed planning seized two Soviet fishing ships in Alaskan waters late Monday
a majoro ens intoh
offenan sivh eta night. The Storis was authorized to fire a warning shot but did
Ote highl ands.ctcl ihtr not, when one ship broke away with Coast Guardsmen aboard.
ther U.5. Cmand actialighe-
bomber raids concentrated further S
north along a 50-mile stretch of t
the Ho Chi Minh trail in centralI SGC ACTION:
southern Laos.
Sources said up to 750 trucks
along the length of the trail eachTp.
day, up 50 per cent from last Cl a ol
The U.S. Command announced T
the second attempt in three dayssiasr
by swift North Vietnamese- mIGm- .is
es cpia, er f 24vt.coe ag ens s ht listhrdr.
to knock down U.S. fighter-bomb- I
government forces or attacking g o
efin inesupporte of Latank uhrzdpbiaino he i natmtt e h
supply lines.f By CHARLES STEIN be helpful to people. The agents
The aerial skirmish occurred' The University Cellar agreedlisted on it are involved in drug
Monday over Laos about 100 miles yesterday to print a classified arrests and political surveil-
west of Hanoi, the North Vietnam- list of names and phone num- lance, and this will make their
ese capital. bers of 224 undercover agents jobs that much harder."
Viet Cong guerrillas maintained operating in the state. SGC F'our printers were contacted
'their increased level of attacks authorized publication of the in an attempt 'to get the list
against South Vietnamese posi- list at a recent meeting. published, but all refused citing
tions, with 26 more incidents re-' The list, which was stolen fear of legal action. Police of-
ported Tuesday. This raised the from State Police headquarters ficials have warned that anyon
total for the past eight days to 217. in Lansing was circulated last publishing the list could be
Many of yesterdays attacks month on the Michigan State subject to prosecution.
came in the coastal lowland pro- campus in a pamphlet entitled The decision to print the lis
vince of Binh Dinh where two "Know Your Local Police." was made by Dennis Webster
American helicopters were shot SGC later obtained a copy and the manager of the Cellar an
down Monday while supporting decided to include it in an issue Bruce Wilson. one of Webster'
South Vietnamese troops. The U. of council's publication, Student assistants. Wilson, said th
S. Command said there were no Action. printing will be finished tomor
American casualties in, the down- "I think the list is still valid," row and council-member Joe
ing of an Ahi Cobra gunship and says Council member Joel Sil- Silverstein said the list will b
an OH6 light observation helicop- verstein, "and many of the distributed then.
ter. names and numbers on it may See 'U', Page 8




I i

Liberalized abortion bill
defeated in State House
LANSING 1P) - The State dent of the state for that long. money,, you can get an abortion
ouse of Representatives yester- The bill also stipulated that the Let's stop being hypocritical."
ay defeated a bill which would abortion be performed in a li- Allen said backers of the re-
ave liberalized the state's abor- censed clinic or hospital. form drive view it as an effort
on laws. However, abortion law reform to take government interven-
The defeated bill was similar proponents, anticipating a de- tion "out of the bedroom."
one passed by the State Sen- feat in the House, last year ini- Rep. Richard Friske (R-Charle-
;e last spring but which died tiated a petition drive to put the voix), said approval of liberalized
question of abortion reform on .v
a House committee, the November ballot. The peti- abortion would be "return to dic-
The proposed bill, defeated by tion proposal would allow a wo- tatorship, murder and the law of
65-27 margin, would have al- man to have an abortion for any the jungle."
wed any woman to have an reason within the first five "Those of us supporting this is-
months of pregnancy.
ortion for any reason during These proponents estimate sue find we cannot even talk in-
te first three months of preg- some 189,000 signatures have telligently with most opponents on
ancy, if she had been a resi- been collected - 100080 short this," Allen contended.


Huron High Council resig
citing little cooperation, effect
After almost four years of hard work in high
school student government, Javier Ergueta is
giving up. Last Friday, he and the other five
officers of the Huron High School Student Coincil
resigned from office. More than anything else,
the student leaders complained of frustration.
The frustraiotinn has turceAs.accordin- n

of the number needed to certify
the issue to voters.
Also, over 1,000 women are
presently involved in a class ac-
tion suit in Detroit which seeks
a declaratory judgement from
the courts on the constitutional-
ity of the state's laws.
The present law, written in
1846, prohibits abortion except
to save the life of the mother.
Seventeen legislators, most of
them against liberalizing the
present law, took part in more
than two hours of debate.
Rep. Richard Allen (R-Ith-
aca), sponsored the defeated


Davids knocks

new police


Fredrick Davids, director of the depart-
ment of safety last night openly disagreed
with most University officials over the
establishment of a "University Unit" of
the Ann Arbor Police Department
While city officials, including Mayor

most likely go into effect this year, calls
for 20 to 30 members of the AAPD to be
assigned full-time to patrolling the Uni
versity campus area.
Davids, speaking before the University.
Council, a faculty-student advisory board
said "I may be talking myself out of a job
but this is not the best plan." Davids feels

Back to Top

© 2024 Regents of the University of Michigan