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Vol. LXXXI, No. 18

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, September 30, 1971

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

state funds'
Higher education
bill to let 'U' fund
salary increases
In sweeping approval of
nearly all the bills which will
cover this year's state budget,
Gov. William Milliken yester-
day signed the higher educa-
tion bill which includes an ap-
propriation of $78.1 million to
the University's general fund
for fiscal year 1971-72.
Stymied for over two months as
legislators struggled with theE
state's tight financial situation;
the new appropriation assures that
the University will be able to
fund the budget increases that
administrators have said are es-
sential - including a 6.5 per cent'
faculty and staff salary raise.
Warning that the state's budget
will be "precariously balanced"'
up to next July, Milliken an-
nounced he vetoed some $4 mil-
lion in budget items and ordered
further spending controls.
At the same time, the governor:
announced the expected - he has
signed 15 appropriation bills cov-
ering the bulk of a state budget
that will fall between $2.056 bil-
lion and $2.088 billion.
The final level depends upon
the welfare budget, to be set-
tled by the Legislature when it
returns late next month. The
House has passed a $534.9 million
appropriation, the Senate a $503.4
million measure.
Milliken also took a slap at the
Legislature, recommending that it
ask the auditor general to give
legislative spending the same
scrutiny given other state agen-
cies. The auditor general is ap-
pointed by the Legislature, and
while issuing scores of audits each
year, does not delve into the Leg-
islature's personal spending.
Milliken has criticized the Leg-!
islature for "self - indulgence" in
remodeling offices and overspend-
ing its own appropriations.
The $4 million in items vetoed
represented only a tiny fraction-
some one-fifth of one per cent-
of the total state budget. Stricken
,by the governor were $1.5 million
in trailer park fees for school
aid, $1 million from the Depart-
ment of Education budget for
community s c h o o 1 programs,
$750,000 for a portion of the State
Police Narcotics Squad, which
would be paid by the state if fed-
eral funds are not appropriated.
Also cut were $400,000 for op-
erations of data processing pro-
grams in intermediate school dis-
tricts, $216,000 from the higher
education budget for medical
augmentation grants. $100,000 in
operations of intermediate dis-
tricts' educational media centers
and $50,000 from the auditor gen-
eral's appropriation for race track

-Daily-Jim Wallace

LSA holds coffee hour
to encourage discussion
In a friendly, informal atmosphere the LSA "coffee hour" con-
vened yesterday, bringing together about 100 college administra-
tors, faculty members and students.
The coffee was the first in a series to be held each Wednesday
from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at 2549 LSA Building.
Generally, the tone of conversations was light, although topics
of discussion ranged to course offerings, suggestions for curriculum
changes, and the meaning of education.
Dean Frank Rhodes, who envisioned the coffees as "a neutral
ground where the college can become a community again", was im-
pressed with the turnout.
"A large range of interests are represented, from freshmen
to graduate students, and in the faculty from younger professors to
department chairmen," he said.
Rhodes noted that there was about an equal mix of students
and faculty. "I hope in the future when the coffee is not a novelty,
it will do as well", he said.
Also planned for the future are formal office hours for LSA
administrators and guest lectures of common interest to the College.
Those who attended felt that the forum provided everyone with
an opportunity to meet and talk with people in the College. Near
Eastern Studies Prof. Lovis Orlin said, "I'm sure that in the future
See LSA, Page 10

-Daily-Jim wallace

LSA DEAN FRANK RHODES speaks to faculty members and
students yesterday at the first of a weekly series of coffee hours.
The sessions, aimed at promoting communication within the
literary college, will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. each Wednesday
in 2549 LSA Bldg.

125 liE
15,000 men are scheduled to
be called for service in the
armed forces by the end of
the year, thus possibly plac-
ing the draft lottery ceiling
as low as 125.
Marking the end of a three
month draft holiday, Pentagon
officials yesterday said the new
call - covering inductions for
October, November and Decem-
ber, will bring total 1971 callups
to under 100,000 for the first time
in nearly a decade.
They added there were no exact
specifications on which men
would be affected. although they
estimated the majority of those
inducted to be largely college and
junior college graduates and drop-
outs whose draft deferments ex-
pired last June.
The actual number called up
during the three month period
will probably range somewhere
between 12,000 and 15,000, with
their lotery numbers going no
higher than 140, and possibly as
low as 125.
Draft calls in the first six
months of this year totalled 88 -
000, but only 84,000 were actually
inducted before the draft law
died June 30.
Pentagon sokesman J e r r y
Friedheim said it will take about
two or three weeks to gear up for
actual inductions.
Selective Service said it would
be possible to send out the first
letters of "greetings" in three or
four days.
However, the law requires that
ten days' notice be given before
a young man is ordered to report.
The last time the annual draft
fell below 100,000 was in 1962, be-
fore the Vietnam war heated up,
when 76.500 men were drafted.
Secretary of Defense Melvin
Laird has said this well be the
last extension of the Selective
Service Act. except for standby
emergency machinery, because the
administration hopes to achieve
an all-volunteer force by mid-
The bill renewing the draft for
two years. was signed into law
Tuesday by President Nixon.
Included in it is a 2.4-billion-
a-year military pay raise which
Nixon ordered delayed until the
expiration of his general wage-
price freeze Nov. 13.
Meanwhile. the Pentagon issued
a new monthly report on total
military strength showing that
the armed forces declined by 47,
000 in August to a total of 2.657,-
000, smallest in more than six
After months of delay the Sen-
ate last week passed and sent to
the White House the bill extend-
ing the military draft until June
23, 1973.
That measure included the pro-
vision authorizing Nixon to drop
undergraduate student deferments
starting with those students who
entered college this fall.
Other provisions of the draft
bill included extension of proce-
dural rights of draftees before
their local boards and limitations
of inductions to 130,000 this year
and 140,000 next year.
Passage of the bill by a vote
of 55-30 came with surprising
suddenness after the Senate by
just one vote had invoked its anti-
filibuster rule to limit debate on
the measure.

Th aary increase is expected
to be a major lure in attracting
enough persons into military ca-
reers to enable the U.S. to form
an all-volunteer armed forces by
At the time the bill passed, one
of the defeated leaders of the
campaign to delay the draft, Sen.
Mike Gravel (D-Alaska), said the
Senate's action would plunge the
issue into the 1972 presidential
campaign and could bring out
hundreds of voters against Nixon.

CaI resumes;
nit expected

-Daily-Robert wargo
DEBBIE BUSTIN, national coordinator for the Student Mobili-
zation Committee, discusses plans for the Nov. 6 anti-war demon-
strations in the UGLI Multipurpose Room last night.
SMIC speaker sees
large fall protests,
Debbie Bustin, national coordinator for the Student Mo-
bilization Committee (SMC), expressed optimism for the fall
antiwar actions last night, saying, "Nov. 6 is going to be the
largest set of demonstrations we have ever seen in this
About 40 people heard Bustin deliver the remarks last
night at the UGLI multipurpose room in a speechsponsored
by SMC. She was instrumental in organizing SMC activities
----____ - in Ann Arbor during the fall
rn-yanti-war actions of 1969.

New Graduate Assembly sought

A graduate students' repre-
sentative group thought to have
breathed its last, is undergo-
ing a reorganization aimed at
increasing its former legitimacy.
Representatives from 11 grad-
uate schools' student govern-
ments met last night to formu-
late plans for reorganization of
the body - Graduate Assembly
(GA) - expressing hope for the
establishment of a GA with a
new "sphere of duty."
The main proposal, yet to be
adopted, would have GA become
a federation of the 11 graduate
student governments instead of

the previously assembly of al-
most 120 graduate students.
The group plans to formulate
a constitution for the proposed
assembly this week.
The previous assembly, com-
prised of students in all grad-
uate disciplines, had its legi-
timacy questioned last spring
when several groups charged
that GA was not representative
of the constituency it said it
In addition, the groups charg-
ed GA with acting illegally in
conducting business without a
quorum of its members present.
Michael Davis, Grad, repre-
senting these groups-which in-
cluded the Law School Student

Michael Davis


Women here prove successful
in full-duty police officer role.

Senate and the Executive Com-
mittee of Philosophy Graduate
Studies -'brought the issue be-
fore Central Student Judiciary
CSJ called on GA to disband
unless it could show "good in-
tent by Oct. 1 of this year."
CSJ also ruled that until
"good intent" was shown, GA's
account would be frozen and
that their apportioned office
space would be confiscated.
At that time, a proposal for a
Rackham Student Government
(RSG) was being considered as
a possible replacement for GA.
Davis commented then that
he believed RSG would be able
to "take up functions which
GA should have performed and
Rackham. students voted to
ratify a Rackham constitution
and elected a student govern-
ment executive body headed by
President Dan Fox.
After the CSJ ruling and the
subsequent formation of the
RSG, it was believed by many,
including former GA president
Norman Wilson, that GA was
destined to fold.
Much to the contrary, GA
president Jana Bommersbach
contends, the formation of a
Rackham government has pro-
vided GA with the opportunity
to "shed its ineffectiveness."
The proposal outlines the fed-
eration as being -a board of
fourteen members, including one
representative from each of the
following schools: social work,
medicine, law, business admin-
istration, architecture and de-
sign, dentistry, music, natural
resources, pharmacy and pub-
lic health.

'laylor in
recall fight1
Student Government C o u n c i l
member Brad Taylor will soon face
an uphill battle to retain his SGC
seat in a recall election this term.
Taylor, a conservative, is ac-
cused of betraying the trust of his
constituency, smearing individuals,
and misrepresenting the nature of
last February's Peoples' Peace
Conference in testifying "willingly"
before the House Internal Security
Committee (HISC) this summer.
Taylor says the charges are "un-
fair" and "illegitimate."
An ad hoc committee has collect-
ed more than the thousand student
signatures needed to place the re-
call question on the SGC ballot. It
is unclear, however, when the com-
mittee will submit the signatures
to SGC or when a recall election
will be held.
A 60 per cent majority is needed
to recall an SGC member from
The recall committee will hand
the signatures in "after the tran-
script of Taylor's testimony is
available," says Bob Black, '73,
head of the committee.
A HISC spokesman said Tuesday
he believes the testimony is now
being published and will soon be
The recall committee believes
Taylor should be ousted because
his testimony before HISC, former-

Bustin cited the involvement of
larger segments of society into the
anti-war movement as the chief
reason for a major anti-war of-
fensive this fall.
Bustin refuted claims by the
Nixon administration that the war
is "winding down". She s t a t e d
that the war in Indochina has
been actually on the rise, citing
as evidence the escalation of the
air war in N. Vietnam, the up-
coming elections in South Viet-
nam, and the extension of the
She said the wage-price freeze
was instrumental in bringing lar-
ger numbers of people into the
anti-war movement.
Bustin specifically referred to a
statement issued recently by over
150 trade union leaders condemn-
ing the war. The statement urged
"millions" to protest on Nov. 6.
Nov. 6 is the focal date of the
fall actions, with large demonstra-
tions scheduled for major cities
around the country. In addition, a
nationwide student strike is slated
for Nov. 3, in which Bustin hopes
schools around the country will
be converted to anti-war centers
to build up the Nov. 6 action,
She emphasized the continuing
role of students in the movement.
"Students are still a primary force
in the anti-war movement, now
more than ever," since. students
have access to university facili-
ties," she said.
She said the anti-war movement
in this country was not dead, but
it "has just begun" to end the
war. "This is a fight we can win,"
she concluded.

- - I-

"It's a good idea, but it'll never
happen," commented a city police
officer two years ago when some-
one mentioned hiring women as
police officers.
Well, it's happened.
For six months now, three
women have been walking beats,
assuming all the duties formerly
reserved for males, including mak-
ing arrests and carrying side-

Az'd, d :spite the .qualms of
some of their male counterparts,
the experiment has proven re-
markably successful, according to
Ann Arbor police Chief Walter
The d-cision to promote three
former meter-maids - technically
limited duty police officers - to
the rank of patrolwoman was tak-
en late :ast year. police officials
In December, the three entered

the police academy for a two-
month training program, includ-
ing training in weaponry, self de-
fense and high speed driving.
By the end of March, officers
Martha Parks, Tommie Stewart
and Tanya Padgett had hit the
streets for the first time.
Officer Padgett says she took
the position because, during her
three years as a meter maid she
had been unable to make arrests
when she suspected a law was be-
ing broken. In her new position,
she can step in and bring the
matter before the courts.
Officer Stewart-who had been
writing parking tickets for four
and a half years before her pro-
motion - says she feels her job!
as a police officer helps her serve
the community.
Besides, she points out, it's an
interesting job with a chance to
meet people.
Though the three perform the
same tasks and receive the same
pay as patrolmen, they find they
can be especially useful in cases
where children or family prob-
lems are involved.
When police are called to quell
family fights, says officer Parks,
"the feminine touch" can often be

en officers "are all they're made
out to be."
"They're OK in some cases," he
said, "but what do you do when
you want her to come to work and
she has a period?"
According to the women offic-
ers, however, they have received
widespread acceptance in the de-
Anyway, the community cer-
tainly does not discriminate
against the trio, Officer Padgett
explains. "We get the same name
calling and threats as all the
other officers."

Ecologists focus on grassroot movements

The mood a m o n g environmentalists has
changed since the teach-ins of 1970. Rather than
rallying together on long-range issues, activists
are now directing their initial fervor to a personal
and social level.
Broad - based problems, such as industrial
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lives and allowing the earth's natural eco system
to fulfill its natural cycle.
In the home, people appear to be more con-
rerned with the types of products they use and
the food they eat. Manufacturers, in turn, are
being forced to cater to changing demands-such
as deposit bottles, and non-phosphate detergents.
In short .onsumers are seeing their nhility to

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