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KNAUSS AND OSS
IN REVIEW
See Editorial Page

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BLEAK
High-30
Low-21
Partly cloudy,
snow flurries

Vol. LXXXI, No. 85 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, January 21, 1972 Ten Cents
Life "wth K'naass:1 Evaluating a departiii
By JUDY RUSKIN sure fromn both sides Its a thank- Jeiiy DeGrieck agrees. "I'm Neithe fit him as a label H Flenm
less position pleased with Knauss' stand with was mo e of an o ganization man dew
yeavandgathalfnivasvicepfresian By his staff, Knauss is gen- the other executive officers" he representing OSS. velop.
foarthedOfficelfastudcenterv-en erally consideied to be a stiong says "He was a student advo- "He walked into a changing sit a Stu2
ic tes Ofe fKnauss'nmajorvn- student advocate. He always had cate. Still he was a little too uation. He held the ground well. Re,
vaiosar cnidie ore;i the student in mind Eveything quiet - he didn't go around He didnt take any geat steps sures
watoarkinwitasdenedtdominatedi he did was to make the office shooting off his mouth - which foirward, but did prevent back Sion
wokn ihasuetdmntd more responsive to students," says may have been too bad in some sliding" Schenk adds. heigi
palm~y board and his instituting Tom Easthope an assistant to the ways." While the problems of working mid-
a complete reorganization of OSS. iepeietMri basnamme f~ihbt tdnsaamns. law
" Vag.ยข z' ~~~~~~~Knauss, as an executive of- vc rsdn.Mri basn ebro ihbt tdnsadamns dn
fse ncag f nofc el Students' opinion of Knauss' role the policy board from Sept., 1970 trators are ones any vice presi- dn
OSS.
p ing r im carlyofwith ffstudeco- a tdn dvct ed o to April 1971, believes that Knauss dent of OSS must confront,
aye g 'vary, howevery rangingufrom ad--was simply commited to making Knauss was faced with additional T12
cinhsbeplcdianu- miration to indifference, the policy board work. She says problems - as his initial appoint- of s
tfOSS policy board member Sue Knauss was often in a difficult ment was surrounded by .contro- istra
,.An interview with Vice Presi- Rains, Grad., believes Knauss held Position, facing students on one versy. ous
dent Knauss appears on today's the student point of view on most side and administration on the Knauss. originally rejected by dito
.Editorial Page. issues. "He was fairly honest when others, but she says he never did the search committee assigned to antt
he took a position not in accord anything to indicate that he did find a replacement for Acting poe
3<::I'usual position in the administra- with that of the policy board" not support the students. Vice President Barbara Newell. cis10]
tin Tevc peietint Rains says, "and he was very open Student Government Council was appointed independently by vice-
toisuggestions." Shessaidthe was President Rebacca Schenk is less President Robben Fleming in Sep- Qu
sureTIG whereesdettor place Srvihisobrtpower rfltswilling to support the students in enthusiastic. e"Hewasn't a Stu- tember,1970. te
DEATIGViePrsdetfo tuetSevce obr Kassrflcs comments Woman's A dvo0c a te the face of University tradition. dents' advocate," she says "but he While the search committee be a
during a pensive moment at a Regents' meeting Claire Jeanette. "He feels res- Former policy board membei wasn't a regent's man either. had submitted a list of names to

Ten Pages
rg VP'
ing, all the candidates with-
ras a second controversy de-
)ed involving the creation of
dent-dominated policy board.
sponding to increasing pres-
sfor student input in deci-
- making su~mming from
htened student unrest in the
sixties, a new Regents by-
was drafted proposing a stu-
- dominated board to govern
is by-Jaw 'ran into a number
iags involving faculty-admin-
tion disagreement over vani-
aspects of the draft. Tn ad-
ri, the Regents were reluct-
to pass a by-lawv which pro-
d creating a board whose de-
nis would be binding on the
-president.
estions then arose as to whe-
the new vice president should
appointed before or after the
See OSS, Page 6

sGC

blocks

Nixon

urges

boost

distribution

in

defense

budget,

of

agent list
By KAREN TINKLENBURG
of Student Government Council-in a~ direct

Members

reversal of earlier policy-voted last night to block the dis-
tribution of a list of police undercover agents which has
been printed in SGC's publication, Student Action.4
Although several copies have leaked out, Council acted
to leave the undistributed copies in member Brad Taylor's
possession.
After obtaining the list from sources in East Lansing
last month, SGC had voted to print the names and had
spent much time looking for someone to print the list, before
the University Cellar consented to print it.
In other action, members of the GROUP platform ef-4
_ - ---_..._------- fectively blocked an allocation of
$150 to the Tenant's Union, in
keeping with a statement signed
N sweeiby GROUP members last week
v urging that SGC assume fiscal re-
sponsibility. However, a motion to ~
allocate the same amount to a
committee of SGC members set'
up to aid the Tenant's Union was
passed, 8-2. a
~The decision to impound the
police list followed a heated de-
4V bate between SGC members. Ac-
cording to SGC member Joel Sil-
SAIGON () - A South Viet- verstein, those in favor of print-
namese task force of 10,000 to ing the list tried to prevent Tay-
15,000 men has launched an oper- for from taking the copies into his
ation northwest of Saigon to pre- possession, and a small scuffle en- Potli
vent any enemy offensive near, sued. However, Taylor was event-O
.the caiptal, Saigon headquarters ually released. People gather around a communal table as
said yesterday. The motion to impound the list dinner held last night at the Conspiracy (f
The force of infantry, para- was made by Curt Steinhauer, a' ties sponsored by the Council aimed at rais
troopers, ranger, armored units Iconservative who ran on the Rad- was winding up, representatives from thet
and militia is sweeping a rubber iaAlentv Prypafom civiis
plantation area 45 miles north- ilAerntivexPryspdators
wes of Sai on hat onc wa an Silverstein expressed concern
estongol was an that the advertisers might sue'
enemy stro gnificant contact! Council for breach of promise, but NADER S BRA INCH ILD:
Tefrtsgiiatcnatwas told that no payment from I_______________________
since the operation began Satur- advertisers had been made.
day occurred south of the Michelin
rubber plantation. Rangers killed GROUP members were split on
10uenemy soldiers seven miles the issue. Marty Scott argued that tuet a
south of the plantation, headquar- some copies of the list were al- S tdv
ters announced. Military sources ready distributed, and that legal'
said the rangers lost one killed and action could not be prevented, if
four wounded. any was taken. - _ __ - W- - d. I

federal
WASHINGTON (R) - Presi-
dent Nixon urged a Democrat-
ic Congress yesterday to reject
"the intense pressures of a po-
litical year" and enact an ar-
ray of stalled administration
measures, a bigger defense
budget and " a new technology
program" to foster job-creat-
ing research.
Tn his State of the Union mes-
sqae, Nixon asked the Democrats
for partnership to make sure that
essential programs do not become
political hostages.
His nationally televised and
radio broadcast address was de-
livered to a joint session of House
and Senate. and Nixon said there
were probably more candidates for
the White House on handthan at
any such occasion in American
his+ory.
The President guaranteed a ma-
ior fight in the Senate with his
proposal for increased defense
sonding. He said it will be re-
ntiird by rising research and de-
v-lonment costs, pay increases and
a need to proceed with new wea- F
pons systems. an
The defense increase comes on P
the eve of Nixon's scheduled visits se
to the Soviet Union and the Peo-
ple's Republic of China.
He did not say how"big the in- INS
crease will be but did detail $3.7
billion in additional defense
sonnding to be included in his
budget next Monday.I
Sen. Allen Ellender (D-La.),
chairman of the Senate Appro-
oriations Committee, said he had
been told the overall defense bud-
get would come to some $83 bil-
lion. an increase of some $3 billion.
"We'll have to do what we did
this year - trim some of it," he
said.-
Nixon concentrated on a call for
approval of programs he already like
has sent to Congress. He said he vers
would propose later legislation to '
overhaul the financing of public pred
schools and relieve over-burdened omi
property taxpayers.
See NIXON, Page 6 incr

research

-Dailv-Jim Judkis
uck supper
part of the Ann Arbor Tribal Council's community potluck
ormerly the Alley). The event topped off a week of activi-
ing funds for the new Community Center. As the dinner
Council's several People's Committees reported on their

advocacy unit

r

seeks

U. S. Ambassador Ellsworth
Bunker said that any upcoming
enemy push will come in the 1st
and 2nd military regions and the
central highlands, well north of
Saigon.
"We may expect heavy fighting
before long in those areas," Bunk-
er told a meeting of the Saigon
American Chamber of Commerce.
Bunker said enemy troops are
preparing for a "new effort in the
highlands and in military regions
1 and 2."
U. S. B52 Stratofortress bombers
hit the central highlands. Enemy
troops are concentrating in the
region where the borders of Laos,
Cambodia and South Vietnam
join.

GROUP member Michael Davis
and Administrative Vice-President
Jay Hack both argued that Coun-
cil would "look foolish" if it kept
changing its vote. Davis also point-
ed out that SGC, particularly
spending-conscious at this time,
had already spent money to have
the names printed.
The action came after GROUP
member John Koza changed his
stand on the issue. An earlier at-
tempt to reconsider the action fail-
ed because opposing members did
not make a quorum. i
Steinhauer called the original
action a "publicity stunt," brand-
ing it an attempt by SGC members
to "get on the map" by standing
for freedom of the press.

ufgufttzeu

funds

-Associated Press
AMILIES OF AMERICAN prisoners of war in Indochina and
tiwar protestors parade in front of the Capitol yesterday as
resident Nixon delivers his State of the Union address to a Joint
ssion of Congress in the House chamber.
CREASE REA LISTIC:
Pleming hopeful
on fund outlook
By SARA FITZGERALD
President Robben Fleming said yesterday that Gov. Mil-
r's recommended $12 million hike in funds for the Uni-
ity .next year was "not unrealistic."
"Economists and businessmen I have talked to have
dicted the state should have a reasonably good year econ-
cally," he explained. Therefore, Fleming said, he expected
'eased state revenues would cover the surprisingly larger
- -- -- -- increase.

By TOM JACOBSON
The cry of "Purge em" may
soon be heard throughout the
state as the Public Interest
Research Group in Michigan
(PIRGIM) - a state-wide stu-
dent advocacy group-begins to
get off the ground.
In a speech over a year ago,
consumer advocate Ralph Nader
conceived the idea of forming
a "public interest group" of state
college students in as many of
the 50 states as possible.
These groups would use their
aggregate power to petition
through the courts and before

the state legislature concerning
issues of consumerism, discrimi-
nation, housing, and the environ-
ment.
Slowly but surely, Nader's no-
tion has blossomed, and even
amidst student apathy, organi-
zations h a v e been established
successfully in some states-with
Michigan being the latest to at-
tempt to get on the bandwagon.
PIRGIM's organizational plans
call for a state-wide board com-
posed of annually elected student
representatives from the schools
which include the University,
Michigan State, Wayne State,

Michigan Tech, the University
of Detroit and Oakland Univer-
sity. Proportional representation
with one representative per 5,000
students is planned.
This state-wide board will act
as a policy-setting unit, identi-
fying issues for consideration by
a professional staff composed of
lawyers, professional engineers,
scientists, administrators and
student volunteers.
The professional staff will
correlate the activities of the
organization. S p o k e s m e n for
PIRGIM say that the staff "will
bring together expert skill and
student involvement in an inte-
grated program of research and
advocacy."
Plans for funding call for stu-
dents at participating universi-
ties to contribute $3 per year to
be assessed with tuition and
other fees. This refundable con-
tribution, half of which may be
picked up at the beginning of
each semester by those students
not wishing to participate, will
provide all the funds for PIRGIM.
With an estimated 300,000 plus
college students in the state,
total yearly funds could approach
$1 million.
PIRGIM spokesman Jeff Lew-

Petition drive for
abortion continuing

CITE 'INEFFICIENCY'
Women demand study of HEW

By PAT BAUER
The Women's Equity Action League
(WEAL) has called for a Congressional
investigation into the U. S. Department of
4 Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW),
accusing the department of "gross mis-
handling and efficiency" in investigating
sex discrimination on the nation's cam-
puses.

edged delaying only one contract - a
$350,000 contract to the University-from
the 300 schools.
In requesting the investigation, WEAL
charged HEW with:
-Failing to notify institutions when
charges have been filed against them,
thus depriving institutions of the oppor-
tunity to reassess their own policies,

what their r~esponsibilities toward women
are;
-Failing to discipline its own em-
ployes who have publicly or privately made
statements demeaning women; and
--Allowing former employes to accept
jobs to implement the very affirmative ac-
tion plans they approved while in the

By MARCIA ZOSLAW
With the defeat of a liberalized
abortion bill in the state House
Tuesday, efforts for state abor-
tion reform now focus on a peti-
tion drive to put the issue on
the ballot in the November pres-
idential elections.
The petition asks that abortion
be performed upon the mother's
demand, providing the operation
is done by a licensed physician
and that the period of gestation
had not exceeded 20 weeks.
Approximately 80,000 more sig-
-+ - - A- b +- -

senator confided that the bill,
defeated by a 69-27 margin,
would have passed in the legis-
lature if there had been an
anonymous vote, not subject to
political pressure.
Such-Baer said the Lansing
coordinating committe on abor-
tion reform has been active with
the petition drive since Septem-
ber, anticipating the bill's defeat
in the legislature.
If the required number of sig-
natures are obtained, it now ap-
pears unlikely that the legisla-

Milliken recommended Wednes-
day that the state's contribution
to the University be increased by
$12 million in the 1972-73 fiscal
year. Though the proposed hike
fell short of the University's re-
quest for $20 million in new funds,
it is substantially larger than re-
cent recommendations.
"In our case," Fleming said, "I
think that within the constraints
with which he is working, he has
tried very hard to help us resolve
our problems." The University
faced a severe financial situation
this year when a small increase in
state funds had to be met with a
fall tuition hike and severe cut-
baeks throughout the University
Fleming said it was "hard t9
tell" if a tuition increase would be
necessary. "We still have cost
problems that have not been cov-
ered by the governor's budget rec-
ommendation," he said.

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