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Vol. LXXXII, No. 7

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, September 17, 1971

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

'U' band marches on--minus women


"And now ladies and gentlemen, the
Marching Men of Michigan." The b'oud-
speaker blares the familiar words at
halftime of each football game, while
the fans watch the University's march-
ing band high-step onto the field.
The marching band, now in its 59th
year, is still composed totally of men,
despite claims by director George
Cavender that action has been taken to
rescind its no-women rule.
The regulation barring women was of-
fici'ally revoked last July 1, making it
possible for women to audition for band
However, Claire Rumelhart, Univer-
sity women's advocate, claims that wo-
men who have inquired about marching
band membership since then have been
repeatedly told that "the band can
have no women members."
She also cites a one-page memo cur-
rently being circulated within the music
school as evidence of the band's policy.
The memo states, "Marching band is
required of all male students unless
assigned to the alternate section "
The memo goes on to explain that the
alternate section includes "those men
with physical problems which preclude
their participation in the marching band,
and women." It was signed by Cavender.
Cavender says the memo was released
before the no-women rule was rescinded,
although the memo is undated.
When asked why the memo was still
being circulated, he replied, "It's all a
question of loot. We couldn't afford to
put out a new memo, so the old one was




-Daily-Jim Wallace

circulated. After all, 99 per cent of the
memo was correct; only one per cent
was incorrect."
And although the rule prohibiting wo-
men from marching band membership
was eliminated from the 1971-72 School
of Music *catalog, counselors were not
notified of the policy change. "I saw no
reason to have done that," Cavender
All of the problems began this sum-
mer, says freshman orientation leader
Phil Chornor, when freshman women

The boys in the band
expressed an interest in joining the band.
"The Orientation Office kept calling
the Band Office, and they told us first
one thing and then another. Some days
they would say girls were allowed in
the band, and some days they would say
that they weren't," he says.
This ambivalent attitude, he says, was
so discouraging that few freshman girls
bothered trying out for the marching
One girl, however, was more persistent
in trying to get into the band. Gail

Peters, '75, called in August for a band
audition and was told that "there are no
spaces open."
When she persisted, Peters says, she
was told that "auditions ended Sept. 5th,
before school even opened. Of course I
couldn't come and they knew it."
The marching band's official publica-
tion said auditions began Sept. 5th.
According to Peters, Cavender said
band work would be too strenuous for
her, and that the band had traditionally
See 'U' BAND, Page 10

The Cost of Living Council
has told the University that
planned faculty and staff sal-
ary increases may be imple-
mented despite President Nix-
on's wage-price freeze.
The ruling, issued by Arnold
Weber, council director, will let
the University pay salary hikes
averaging 6.5 per cent retroactive
to July 1.
Wilbur Pierpont, vice president
and chief financial officer, said
the raises will start with the Oc-
tober payroll.
Separate checks for the period
retroactive to July 1, will be issued
in November, Pierpont said.
The long-awaited ruling follows
earlier council decisions which let
the University implement previ-
ously approved tuition and dormi-
tory rate increases.
President Robben Fleming wrote
the council asking for a clarifica-
tion of the University's salary sit-
uation, also.
Fleming's letter maintained that
the raises would have been im-
plemented before the start of the
freeze if the State Legislature had
not been late in approving higher
education appropriations t h i s
The letter also explained that
on Aug. 9, after the State Senate
approved the 1971-72 higher edu-
cation bill, the University had
authorized the raises to be put
into effect. The freeze began Aug.
n 15.


Nixon says inflation
President's post-freeze plans
to apply to major industries
WASHIGTONG~P~President Nixon said yesterday that
wage-price curbs will remain in effect indefinitely. >
Reporting this to newsmen, Gov. Arch A. Moore Jr. (R-
W.Va.) . emphasized, however, that Nixon would not seek'
permanent controls.
The President, holding an unannounced news conference ..
earlier, said wage-price stabilization efforts after the freeze
would "have teeth in them" and would apply to major in-
Moore indicated that governors had suggested that "phase .




Vice President Smith Mayor Harris
City police, ire
funds set b '
University and city officials last night confirmed reports

"The council has approved the that the University plans to allocate $350,000 to the city of
University increases under the Ann Arbor for police and fire services this year-but city
specific circumstances outlined inI officials are unsatisfied.
my letter," Fleming said yester- Thplnanonetocyofiasatam tngWd
day. "The council ruling has been! Thplnanonetocyofiasatam tngWd
discussed with the Regents, and nesday night, will be submitted for regental approval-along
with their endorsement, the in- with the rest of the Univer-s
creases planned under the 1971-72 sity's 1971-72 budget-at a A

leveled at
film group
S Formal charges were filed
against the Orson Welles Film
Society yesterday for allegedly
violating Student Government
Council regulations governing stu-
dent organizations.
The charges, contained in a let-
ter from Director of Student Or-
4 ganizations Vic Gutman to the
Chairman of Central Student Ju-
diciary, were presented to SGC
members at their meeting last
Gutman asked CSJ to withdraw
the film scoiety's recognition as
a legitimate student organization.
Approval of the recommendation
womd bar the society from fur-
ther campus film showings.
The Orson Welles Film Society
has scheduled a full agenda of
first-run popular films. It has al-
ready shown such films as "Bob
and Carol and Ted and Alice" and
"Gone With the Wind."
Crossmore, in response to the
allegations, expressed confusion
and surprise. "The charges don't
resemble, even remotely, anything
which the Orson Welles Film So-
ciety was involved in," he ex-
Gutman's charge says that Ed
Crossmore, president of the film
society, signed for the use of the
East Quad Auditorium to show
"Zabriskie Point" under the as-
sumed name "Octagon House." No
such organization exists.
In addition, an earlier Daily ad-
vertisement placed by the film
society, allegedly failed to in-
tify the sponsoring organization.
This violates an SGC regulation

-two" of the p r o g r a m last
indefinitely and Nixon had
The governor said the recom-
mendations were based on the
theory that if the second phase
operates for a fixed length of
time, special interests might
manipulate for their individual
The sessions with representa-
tives of local and state govern-
ments came as controversy erupt-
ed over statements attributed to
Secretary of Commerce Maurice
Stans about possible actions after
the freeze.
Published reports said Stans
yesterday indicated potential ad-
ministration steps. to curb infla-
tion once the freeze expires Nov.
In late morning, White House
press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler
sought to portray the Commerce
chief's remarks as "reflective of
things that.have been discussed"
in administration councils. But,
Ziegler insisted Nixon has made
no decisions.
Later, Stans denied he made
such a statement.
Meanwhile, the House Civil Ser-
vice Committee dealt the admin-
istration a setback by vetoing Nix-
on's order to delay a $1.3 billion
federal pay raise six months. De-
ferral of the pay raise was the
biggest single item in the $5 bil-
lion federal spending cut of Nix-
on's emergency economic pro-
Republican leaders started a
drive to upset the committee ac-
tion in the House.


-Daily-Sara Krulwich
Phosphate substitutes dangerous?
Persons washing clothes using detergents without phosphates to prevent pollution may have second
thoughts after a statement by Surgeon General Jesse Steinfield saying that some of the substitutes
for phosphates are "highly caustic and clearly constitute a health hazard."
Fleming to name search group
to seek successor for Knauss

Council seat for Peking?
President Nixon announced
yesterday the United States
will support a move to seat
the Peoples Republic of China
on the U.N. Security Council.
See story, Page 3.
budget will not be implemented."
Of the average 6.5 per cent
compensation increases, .6 per cent
will be for new fringe benefits,
with the remainder approved ben-
efits such as health insurance.
Although the exact percentage
of the increase will vary greatly
throughout the University, Allan
Smith, vice president for academic
affairs, has indicated that units
have been instructed to give the
greatest increases at the lowest
salary levels.
If the council had ruled out the
increases during the freeze, Uni-
versity staff members would have
had to wait until at least Novem-
ber to receive their new pay raises
-five months after the start of
the current fiscal year.
In that case, the University
would have saved about $500,000
for each month that, the pay raise
was delayed, or a total of $2.5
million, Smith has said.
According to state law, up to
three per cent of the University's
appropriation from the state can
be cut any time within the year if
the governor deems the action
necessary to balance the state's'
Smith told The Daily last week
that the money saved by delayed
salary increases would be used to
provide needed funds in the event
of a budget cut.
That cutback, if ordered, could
withhold as much as $2.3 million
from this year's general fund ap-
propriation, of $78.1 million.
See U.S., Page 10

session this morning.
Contacted last night, Mayor
Robert Harris characterized the
projected payment as "insuffic-
ient" and added that he and City
Administrator Guy Larcom have
sent letters to the Regents asking
that the amount be increased.
The $350,000 figure represents
a reduction by about two-thirds in
the University's traditional police-
fire payments to the city, which
amounted to $1.1 million last
Those payments came into jeo-
pardy last December when Gov.
William Milliken recommended
that they be halted-pointing out
that Ann Arbor is the only city in
the state to receive such a sub-
sidy from a college it houses.
According to Harris, the letters
will be delivered to the Regents
several hours before the public
Regents meeting begins at 11:00
a.m. this morning, and will ask
that payments be increased to
about $650,000.
Harris will also request that the
payments be phased out over a
three-year period. Both the gov-
ernor and the University have
agreed that this will be the last
year of the police-fire subsidy, he
Allan Smith, vice president for
academic affairs, last night said
no decision has been made on
next year's appropriation. .
"We have to try to take into
account the city's needs," he said,
"but also what has been indicated
to us by the governor, the House
and the Senate."
The payments traditionally
amounted to 18 per cent of the
city's police and fire budgets.
City officials have not yet de-
cided whether police and fire ser-
vices to the campus will or can be
cut as a result of the University's


to expand
Special To The Daily
TROY, Mich.-The attorney for
Pontiac's 10,000 member National
Action Group (NAG) here unveiled
plans yesterday for state-wide ex-
pansion of the anti-busing league
to establish NAG chapters in 15
cities across the state.
According to T r o y attorney
Brooks L. Patterson, groups of cit-
izens in Flint, Kalamazoo, Detroit,
Warren and 11 other cities will
be granted affiliation to the Pon-
tiac group within a week.
NAG organized in Pontiac sev-
eral months ago to protest the
federal court-ordered busing plan
to desegregate the city's school
district. In addition to pickets and
legal suits, NAG has been spon-
soring a boycott of the public
schools which has cut school en-
rollment 20 per cent and attendance
about 35 per cent.
Patterson also outlined the "be-
ginnings of a whole new political
movement" which will seek a con-
stitutional amendment that would
prohibit busing pupils out of their
neighborhood school district.
Rep. William Broomfield (R-
Mich.) has sent copies of nine
House bills aimed at an anti-busing
amendment to Patterson, pledging
his support to the NAG fight.
"It's now up to NAG supporters
to get behind one bill and push,"
said Patterson. "If we can't change
the judge's mind, we'll have to
change the law."
Patterson added that Florida's
ex-governor Claude Kirk will soon
be visiting his office to lend his
assistance to the anti-busing move-
According to Patterson the stag
NAG chapters will soon be setting
up communication with anti-busing
.groups already formed throughout
the south, consolidating their ef-
forts for an anti-busing constitu-
tional amendment.
"Even if Pontiac's school boycott
were to end tomorrow, we'd carry
on with our fight to end all court-
ordered busing," Patterson said.

By LINDSAY CHANEY dents, from which he would pick'
five for the search committee.
President Robben Fleming has
proposed a 10 - member search The proposal was approved by
committee to find a new vice- Student Government Council last
president for student services to night with one slight modification.
replace Robert Knauss, who will Under the proposal, the com-
leave the University early next mittee would pick four or five
year.Tm candidates for the past from
The search committee would be!which Fleming would choose a

Fleming's proposal cautioned
that it would be up to SGC,
SACUA, and the OSS staff to see
that their constituencieshare prop-
erly represented on the search
committee, and that there is "no
discrimination on the basis of race,
sex, or ethnic origin."
SGC President Rebecca Schenk
said extensive publicity would be
See SGC Page 7


composed of five students, three
faculty members and two mem-
bers of the Office of Student Ser-
vices, staff. Fleming's letter asked
that SGC submit a list of 10 stu-


new vice president.

Rockefeller admits
forces shot hostages

According to the proposal, if
"additional names were needed for ,
one reason or another," the search
committee would be asked to sup-
ply more candidates to Fleming.
SOC modified this to allow
Fleming to request more names
only if fewer than four candidatesj
were willing to accept the vice
presidential post.
Previously, some student leaders
had indicated they would demand
that Fleming pick the vice presi-
dent from an original list sub-
mitted by the search committee.
Fleming, however, said such a
restriction would be unacceptable

Viet Cong peace plan demands
Thieu Ouster for PO s' release
PARIS (P)-North Vietnam announced yesterday
that the seven-point Viet Cong peace plan is an
inseparable package, indicating that U.S. prisoners
will not be released until President Nguyen Van
Thieu is removed from power.
Hanoi spokesman Nguyen Thanh Le told news-.
men the seen noints were "s ingle nacka e_

, c a V aa a

From Wire Service Reports
ATTICA, N.Y.-Gov. Nelson A.
Rockefeller said yesterday that
the nine hostages killed at Attica

terday that the hostages died of
gunshot wounds.
Officials also said a revised
death toll fcr the four-day prison

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